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Old 02-14-2010, 01:29 AM   #10876
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Are you guys feeling any guilt?

http://blogcritics.org/culture/artic...e-collapse-of/
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:39 AM   #10877
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:51 AM   #10878
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Apparently Thailand is at 1.65, below replacement birth rate. Huh.
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:15 AM   #10879
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i read it till page 4 where it said the writer is a pastor. then i sighed having wasted 5 minutes of my life reading a biased article.

also if you should fear cultural assimilation you should be more concern with chinese/japanese because they are alot less extreme when it comes to their culture and personally i think asian culture has higher penetration in western society than arabic.
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:16 AM   #10880
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yeah cuz all the womenz are stolen by middle aged white men.
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:44 AM   #10881
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as muslim families westernize and raise their children in proper civilization, those children will eventually be just as disenfranchised with organized religion as our generations have become.
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:09 AM   #10882
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Lets just turn Thailand into a distinctly western place then.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:08 AM   #10883
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as muslim families westernize and raise their children in proper civilization, those children will eventually be just as disenfranchised with organized religion as our generations have become.
Unfortunately best chance for this is/was in US/NorthAmerica.

From my experience in the UK a hudge portion of the Muslim immigrant communities keep themselves isolated and actively prevent assimilation. This results in European countries tending to have communities of immigrant Muslims who consider themselves Muslims/whateva country of origin who happen to live in "X" country vice Danish, Brit, French,Germanz, et. who happened to be Muslim.

Oh well. Nuff politics. ALLLAH AKBAR!
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:55 AM   #10884
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Unfortunately best chance for this is/was in US/NorthAmerica.

From my experience in the UK a hudge portion of the Muslim immigrant communities keep themselves isolated and actively prevent assimilation. This results in European countries tending to have communities of immigrant Muslims who consider themselves Muslims/whateva country of origin who happen to live in "X" country vice Danish, Brit, French,Germanz, et. who happened to be Muslim.

Oh well. Nuff politics. ALLLAH AKBAR!
man, if that's true, it really makes me sad. esp because while americans still having a bit of a melting pot psyche, it's certainly not as strong as i would like.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:27 AM   #10885
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it is true in germany

when I get a hotel before looking for a place to live,
should I leave my laptop at the hotel room?
or leave it in a safe at the reception if they got one?
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:40 AM   #10886
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if anyone is knowledgable about internet in bangkok would you care to share some info

i need quite a bit of bandwidth because i torrent alot. what are the best isps/plans?
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:55 AM   #10887
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lol @ this, regardless of the level of truth the author is clearly racist.



but if its true, the only hope we have is that asians takeover the world b4 muslims...2+2ers better settle down and start making halfies to help the cause!
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:59 AM   #10888
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lol @ this, regardless of the level of truth the author is clearly racist.



but if its true, the only hope we have is that asians takeover the world b4 muslims...2+2ers better settle down and start making halfies to help the cause!
Done my part yo!
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:25 AM   #10889
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Hey all, I'm in Thailand for the rest of 2010 and trying to figure out the best way to deposit/withdraw money for online poker (Pokerstars). I have a bank acct in the USA but I'd rather go through a Thai bank acct (i.e.- Kasikorn) if at all possible. According to the Pokerstars website, the following methods are available for BOTH paying and cashing out: Click2Pay, ClickandBuy, Entropay, and WebMoney. It also lists Visa but NOT Mastercard...which I don't understand.

Can those of you who have experience with one or more of the above methods make a recommendation? Or is there an easier way of going about it? Any advice from the experienced hands in Thailand would be appreciated.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:37 AM   #10890
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alot of immigrants "stick to themselves and resist assimilation" if you look in the history of countries like australia/USA

its only a matter of time, even if the parents work hard to insulate their kids. children will still go to schools, watch tv and interact with other children and they will absorb the values/culture.
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Old 02-14-2010, 01:57 PM   #10891
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its only a matter of time, even if the parents work hard to insulate their kids. children will still go to schools, watch tv and interact with other children and they will absorb the values/culture.
Except that muslims have their own schools, don't watch TV and don't let their children interact with non-muslim children.

People in the US wouldn't be familiar with the muslim ghettos in European countries. They do not assimilate at all, and if it wasn't for the view of the Eiffel Tower in the distance you would think you are in North Africa.



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Old 02-14-2010, 02:11 PM   #10892
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:37 PM   #10893
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isnt a death threat illegal or something??
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Old 02-14-2010, 02:59 PM   #10894
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but if its true, the only hope we have is that asians takeover the world b4 muslims...2+2ers better settle down and start making halfies to help the cause!
LOL mak!
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Old 02-14-2010, 04:59 PM   #10895
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Re: Ask us about Thailand!

Hey hello i have some question. I have to do a visa run in 2 weeks. And i have to do a visa for a double entry (If i understand correctly, i only have to pass the border to any other country, and come back, don't have to go to any ambassy or whatever, right?)

And i am wondering what is the fastess place to do a visa run and the easiest by train.

I have heard cambodia are not so good because we need to do a visa run enter cambodia. And i have already been to Laos, so what are my option

Thanks for any advice
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:18 PM   #10896
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Can someone make cliffs of this thread? Y'all know eachother? Where y'all at? What's up with the 2+2 community in Thailand? Aware me
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:39 PM   #10897
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Did I hear someone say Neteller block your account if you log in from Thailand?

Also, which of Betfair/Pacific/Lucky Ace/Stars are fine to run from Thai?
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:56 PM   #10898
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Can someone make cliffs of this thread? Y'all know eachother? Where y'all at? What's up with the 2+2 community in Thailand? Aware me
~15 peeps in BKK
~15peeps in Chiang Mai
~15peeps in Phuket.

There is a core of these peeps who know each other. Some show up in 1s and 2s but quickly integrate into the local communities (assuming they are not douchey).

Avg stay is like 3-6mos for any given 2p2er. A solid core of about 10 of us have been here >1yr. I'm prob longest active poster and am about to hit 3yrs.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:00 PM   #10899
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Did I hear someone say Neteller block your account if you log in from Thailand?
YES. Either arrange a local VPN (one from your neteller acct country) or make arrangements with family/friend to log into neteller for you from home.

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All run fine except betfair which you can run using a VPN.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:01 PM   #10900
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Hey hello i have some question. I have to do a visa run in 2 weeks. And i have to do a visa for a double entry (If i understand correctly, i only have to pass the border to any other country, and come back, don't have to go to any ambassy or whatever, right?)

And i am wondering what is the fastess place to do a visa run and the easiest by train.

I have heard cambodia are not so good because we need to do a visa run enter cambodia. And i have already been to Laos, so what are my option

Thanks for any advice
I'd like to help but I don't understand what you have for a visa now or what you are looking for. Please specificlly state what your current visa is, where you got it and what you desire. Then myself or Lessu (or others) can assist.
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