Migrant Workers in Thailand Victims of a Broken System

Migrant Workers in Thailand Victims of a Broken System

    BANGKOK – With only meagre belongings stuffed into backpacks and duffel bags, tens of thousands of Myanmar migrants have streamed home across the Thai border over the past two weeks. But it is not a joyous homecoming for the truckloads of men and women, who fled Thailand in fear of a new law […]

Political Correctness as Explained by George Carlin [Video]

Political Correctness as Explained by George Carlin [Video]

. Political correctness has become, in my humble opinion, one of the most serious mental disorders in the history of mankind.  Now, thanks to a collection of butt-hurt individuals and groups who are offended by every thing under the sun, our society is fraught with PC BS. Yes, there are some things that are clearly […]

Thailand’s Women Football Team Arrives at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Thailand’s Women Football Team Arrives at Suvarnabhumi Airport

  BANGKOK – Hundreds of well-wishers greet Thailand’s women football team at Suvarnabhumi airport after they arrived from the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada. Thailand manager Nuanphan Lamsam said the women football team has vowed to qualify for the FIFA Women’s World Cup again after their finals debut in Canada. Although they were eliminated after […]

Why Corruption is Always the Winner in Thailand

Why Corruption is Always the Winner in Thailand

  BANGKOK – The overriding, albeit subtle, idea used to be that politicians, especially those in power, needed some protection against graft charges, or their rivals would play games and allegations would cripple the entire system to the point that nothing else would matter. Parliament would be totally overwhelmed by corruption charges, which would be […]

Expatitis in Thailand, Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full..

Expatitis in Thailand, Is Your Glass Half Empty or Half Full..

  Many  of the Westerners who come to Thailand to live and work come here with unrealistic expectations.   Many have been here on holiday and expect that life in Thailand will be totally free of frowns. Most often they are in for a rude awakening and that awakening often turns them into cynical, bitter, angry […]

Thailand Faces Serious Challenges on Constitution Day

Thailand Faces Serious Challenges on Constitution Day

. . BANGKOK –  December the 10th is Constitution Day in Thailand, in other international arena’s it’s known as Human Rights Day. Many of us in Thailand feel that we don’t have either — at least for the time being and hopefully not for the long haul. In principle, with Thailand’s position as a state […]

No More Dams on the Mekong River

No More Dams on the Mekong River

CHIANG RAI – The Mekong River runs more than 4,000 kilometers, from China into Myanmar and then through Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, where it empties into the sea. Traditionally a major transport route and food source, it is also increasingly becoming a supply of energy — at its own peril and at the cost […]

Thailand Visa Crackdown Likely to Impact English Education

Thailand Visa Crackdown Likely to Impact English Education

 – – Thailand’s crackdown on people living and working on tourist visas will have far-reaching effects in several sectors, not the least of which is education. English teachers who have not been able to secure work permits may soon face unemployment or an uphill battle to get the documents needed to work there legally. In […]

Thai Society Needs to Sort Out its Views on Rape and Capital Punishment

Thai Society Needs to Sort Out its Views on Rape and Capital Punishment

  Thai society has been shocked by a horrific crime this past week—one that is currently on everyone’s mind and lips. A 22-year old State Railways employe raped a 13-year old girl in the sleeper car of an overnight train headed from from Nakhon Si Thammarat to Bangkok. After raping the girl, he then strangled […]

21 Signs You’ve Spent Too Much Time In Thailand

21 Signs You’ve Spent Too Much Time In Thailand

THAILAND – Well technically, you could never, ever spend too much time in Thailand. The country is chock-full of intricate temples, pristine islands, and mysterious caverns. Here’s how to tell if you’re turning the corner from Thai tourist to Thai local. by  Suzy Strutner 1. You prefer motorbikes to minivans. In Thailand, you don’t have […]

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