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by hhfarang
Mon Jun 04, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: On The Road
Topic: Bangkok's hidden train repair yard keeps Thailand on its rails
Replies: 1
Views: 485

Bangkok's hidden train repair yard keeps Thailand on its rails

Bangkok, Thailand (CNN) — The contrast is stark. You're riding the sleek, elevated rail line into central Bangkok from the city's main international Suvarnabhumi Airport. Just a few stops from the city's center, you see old rail stock -- engines and cars -- scattered through what looks almost like a...
by hhfarang
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground
Replies: 27
Views: 1454

Re: Thailand has become new 'e-waste' dumping ground, police say

"Whale dies in Thailand after eating more than 17 lbs of plastic https://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/180603071833-02-pilot-whale-thailand-pollution-exlarge-169.jpg Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)A short-fin male pilot whale has died in Southern Thailand after ingesting more than 17 lbs of plastic bags an...
by hhfarang
Wed May 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground
Replies: 27
Views: 1454

Thailand has become new 'e-waste' and plastic dumping ground

"Following China's crackdown on imports of high-tech trash, Thai police say Thailand has become the new dumping ground for scrap electronics from around the world."

video here:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/thailand-bec ... 31532.html
by hhfarang
Wed May 23, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Immigration officer said to be involved in kidnapping of tourist
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Security footage shows tourist being kidnapped at Thai airport

"This is the shocking moment a tourist is brazenly kidnapped inside an airport moments after stepping off a flight. Jincai Chen, 39, landed at Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, on May 6 in the evening after a short-haul flight from Hong Kong. But shortly after leaving the plane, she was fol...
by hhfarang
Sun May 20, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Feeding Time
Topic: The Beer Thread
Replies: 786
Views: 85882

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.
by hhfarang
Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread
Replies: 102
Views: 20533

Re: Astronomy, cosmology and space thread

Incredible NASA video courtesy of the Hubble...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nasa-release ... 14579.html
by hhfarang
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: Pivotal moments in life.
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Pivotal moments in life.

Lots of them; moving out on my own (in Memphis) at 19, moving to Saudi Arabia at 30, returning to live in California at 35 after 3 months tramping across Europe, scuba diving my way across the South Pacific for 14 weeks to celebrate my 40th birthday, taking on a Thai family at 46, moving to Florida ...
by hhfarang
Fri Apr 13, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Things you had better get used to living in Thailand
Replies: 26
Views: 3181

Re: Things you had better get used to living in Thailand

And the #1 thing you better get used to:

Endless oppressive heat and humidity... :duck:
by hhfarang
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Global Warming 2
Replies: 1048
Views: 49114

Re: Global Warming 2

"A Startling New Discovery Could Destroy All Those Global Warming Doomsday Forecasts"

https://www.investors.com/politics/edit ... gen-rocks/
by hhfarang
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 981
Views: 61214

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

Only the US police can shoot someone in the back, preferably when they are unarmed with their hands up.
But to get away with that the perp has to be black or hispanic... :P
by hhfarang
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 981
Views: 61214

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

Wow, strange law. That would never happen in the U.S. If someone breaks into your home, you are well within your rights to blow their head off. Outside is another matter, you have to be in fear of your life, but inside the house... boom! That's why burglars here are usually very careful to make sur...
by hhfarang
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 981
Views: 61214

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

Wow, strange law. That would never happen in the U.S. If someone breaks into your home, you are well within your rights to blow their head off. Outside is another matter, you have to be in fear of your life, but inside the house... boom! That's why burglars here are usually very careful to make sure...
by hhfarang
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Science & Nature
Topic: Global Warming 2
Replies: 1048
Views: 49114

Re: Global Warming 2

" The Stunning Statistical Fraud Behind The Global Warming Scare Global Warming: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration may have a boring name, but it has a very important job: It measures U.S. temperatures. Unfortunately, it seems to be a captive of the global warming religion. Its dat...
by hhfarang
Sun Mar 11, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: News
Topic: Man drowns in Kao Takiep after scattering ashes.
Replies: 2
Views: 728

Re: Man drowns in Kao Takiep after scattering ashes.

Seems like that's a dangerous place for spreading ashes. Two good friends were killed by a train at a Takiab crossing when I lived there. They were going to spread one of their husbands ashes in the sea off Takiab. The pickup was totally destroyed, both women killed but the urn with the ashes surviv...
by hhfarang
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Gentrification threatens Bangkok's slum dwellers
Replies: 0
Views: 645

Gentrification threatens Bangkok's slum dwellers

"Inhabitants of the Klong Toey slum live under the constant threat of eviction in a rapidly expanding and modernizing city. Prateep Ungsongtham, who grew up in Thailand's largest slum, established a school for children who, without birth certificates, could not earn an education otherwise. https://i...