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by 404cameljockey
Sun May 27, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 35
Views: 1252

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

Occupiers or Colonisers--Their motivations are much the same--exploit and plunder. Civilising and helping the local population was done only to serve the colonizers interest. One of the things that the British did much better than other colonizers was to develop a small local middle-class. These lo...
by 404cameljockey
Sun May 27, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 35
Views: 1252

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

Not too many benefits in India, Pakistan, The middle east, Africa. The British took over, made a mess and left it a mess. Ditto the French, Spanish and Portuguese. Most of the European messes have been cleaned up the British messes remain. I often wonder why the Middle Easterners are always mad at ...
by 404cameljockey
Sat May 26, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Pros and Cons of Colonization
Replies: 35
Views: 1252

Re: Pros and Cons of Colonization

When I hear that Thai was never colonized, I look sad, lower my head and say "I'm sorry, i can't think why you weren't colonized" Malaysia and S'pore are unusual--when they hear a British accent, sooner or later they say with a big smile "we used to be a British colony, you know" Better advertiseme...
by 404cameljockey
Thu May 24, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Events & Activities
Topic: Hua Hin Pitbull & Bully Meeting
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Hua Hin Pitbull & Bully Meeting

Please go up to owners who have not cropped their dogs' ears and shake their hand, letting them know why you are doing it.
by 404cameljockey
Tue May 22, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin
Replies: 98
Views: 4737

Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

And every post you type makes it longer.
by 404cameljockey
Tue May 22, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 84495

Re: The Beer Thread

Pete, do you think beer goes stale more quickly in can or bottle? The taste is different anyway, I know. And beer in cans probably suffers worse temperature variations in shipping, or maybe I'm talking rubbish there?
by 404cameljockey
Tue May 22, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thailand fuel/pump prices
Replies: 43
Views: 7962

Re: Thailand fuel/pump prices

https://gulfnews.com/news/uae/transport ... -1.2214204

"Fuel prices go up in May in UAE

Prices linked to international oil prices which have been moving upwards"
by 404cameljockey
Tue May 22, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Thailand fuel/pump prices
Replies: 43
Views: 7962

Re: Thailand fuel/pump prices

But also crude oil is at it's highest price since late 2014. It's easy to blame everything on a heavy-handed government or a non-competing oligopoly.
by 404cameljockey
Tue May 22, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 84495

Re: The Beer Thread

Getting back to our local brew. My local wholesaler ran out of my preferred Archa so I was drinking Chang last week. I felt awful: tired, aching legs, and a little bit woosy during the day. I put it down to dehydration, but my colleague said that he felt the same. He bought some Changs from the loc...
by 404cameljockey
Tue May 22, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Treatment for arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis in HH?
Replies: 37
Views: 2647

Re: Treatment for arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis in HH?

I have no idea if the cartilage is re-growing, how can one tell? All I know is that within a few days of first treatment things were getting better, it took a few weeks before I could walk unaided. Now after 3 months I have no problems at all, still on the meds for another three months. In 2006 I h...
by 404cameljockey
Mon May 21, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 84495

Re: The Beer Thread

Thistle wrote:
Tue May 15, 2018 1:17 pm
7,Eleven,beginning of Soi112,,,,,,,,two rows in the beer fridge,full:55 Baht a can
I looked there today. Not a sausage.
by 404cameljockey
Mon May 21, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin
Replies: 98
Views: 4737

Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

caller wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 5:07 pm
404cameljockey wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 8:25 am
I certainly accept that caller was not insulting me (apart from calling me preachy, no worry), as he didn't understand the full meaning of the word
Boy are you dim. Frontal lobotomy?
Alright enough with the insults now. Getting childish.
by 404cameljockey
Mon May 21, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 780
Views: 84495

Re: The Beer Thread

^ I've tried almost all the Rogue ales and beers produced starting back in the 80's and most are really good. Very surprised to hear that they are a Makro. Makro usually have a very small selection of different craft beers, but I can't say whether they keep the same brands from month to month. Does...
by 404cameljockey
Mon May 21, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: Health Issues
Topic: Treatment for arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis in HH?
Replies: 37
Views: 2647

Re: Treatment for arthritis/rheumatoid arthritis in HH?

In early February I had atrocious pain in my left knee and after 2 days had to see a doctor, I was overseas at the time. I was quickly diagnosed with Septic Arthritis and it was the most painful thing I have ever experienced in my life. The doc quickly took a blood sample, tested it and confirmed w...
by 404cameljockey
Mon May 21, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin
Replies: 98
Views: 4737

Re: Usual cheating at the till, Big C Hua Hin

Anyway, I have finished now. This thread has developed an interesting tangent. How many different ways can you say "I will no longer participate in this conversation"? Yes, I had finished talking with caller. I'd forgotten about the bandwagon! Of course I can play whack-a-mole all day and all night...