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Friday June 26 - July 2, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 26)

Not able to remain free of drugs and alcohol

Friday, 26 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 26
Editor; Re: Suphan Buri holds a vowing ceremony for former drug addicts leaving rehab (PM Saturday, 20 June 2015) - We will place bets that they will not be able…

What about an over water parking station?

Friday, 26 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 26
Editor; Re: No big tour busses allowed (PM Mailbag Friday, 19 June 2015) - 0 Buses = 300 people; 300 people = 30+ Songthaew = Gridlock at Bali Hai. After…

Baht bus prices rise at eastern bus station

Friday, 26 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 26
Editor; Beware - baht bus drivers now demand 50 baht to any location along Beach Road. This has always been 30 baht until a few weeks ago. Tourists and expats…

Fails to see the logic

Friday, 26 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 26
Editor; Re: No big tour busses allowed (PM Mailbag Friday, 19 June 2015) - Don, I fail to see the logic of your comment. Ours is a “user pays society”.…

Shut down the city?

Friday, 26 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 26
Editor; Re: No big tour busses allowed (PM Mailbag Friday, 19 June 2015) - Bill, the “hundreds” I mentioned would include, for example, Dusit Thani, Sheraton, Holiday Inn, Amari hotels,…
Friday June 19 - June 25, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 25)

No big tour busses allowed

Friday, 19 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 25
Editor; Re: ‘Link road’ could be solution to tour bus traffic (PM Friday, 12 June 2015) - There should be no big tour busses allowed between 3rd road and the…

A dying breed

Friday, 19 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 25
Editor; Re: (PM Mailbag Forgotten Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & Merrill Lynch Friday, 12 June 2015) - It is a little different. As of 2012 Bloomberg reports that 190 billion…
Friday June 12 - June 18, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 24)

Cannot watch sunset on the beach

Friday, 12 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 24
Editor; Re: Pattaya debuts quad-themed tourism campaign to travel agents (PM Friday, 29 May 2015) - I don’t understand - the beach vendors for chairs and umbrellas have to clear…

Forgotten Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac & Merrill Lynch

Friday, 12 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 24
Editor; Re: Wondering how to deal with Thai banks (PM Mailbag Friday, 29 May 2015) - Of late two commenters have criticised the Thai banking system. Seems they have forgotten…

Lovin’ Krum Klang Rayong

Friday, 12 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 24
Editor; I have to share this with everyone - I was walking along the beach at 6.30 this morning with my new little puppy Bella Boo. Well I can honestly…

Volunteer beach clean ups

Friday, 12 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 24
Editor; Presently I ashamed to live at Dongtan Beach because of the rubbish everywhere. I would like to help organize a regular volunteer group to clean up the beach and…

Cannot see the problem

Friday, 12 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 24
Editor; RE: Koh Larn ferry operators under spotlight for overcharging (PM Friday, 29 May 2015) - I have been to Koh Larn several times and I cannot see the problem.…

Never heard of online banking?

Friday, 12 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 24
Editor; Re: Keeping money in Thai banks for as little time as possible (PM Mailbag Friday 22 May 2015) - Dana, never heard of “online banking”? For a sum of…
Friday June 5 - June 11, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 23)

Why not?

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23
Editor; I would like to commend Khun Kanokporn (“Think-Box”, Bangkok Post, 25 May, 2015) for her well thought-out article, as we approach “World Environment Day”, 05 June, 2015. I think…

Private hospitals are a business

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23
Editor; Re: Privatize hospital pharmacies (PM Mailbag Friday 29 May 2015) - You seem to forget private hospitals are a business. They have invested billions of $’s in plant and…

People just don’t understand

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23
Editor; Some people just don’t understand the difference in being subjective and being objective, and there in lies the ‘rub’. To make a statement comparing what I make in a…

Sell up and move on

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23
Editor; Re: Bothered by open air karaoke bar (PM Mailbag Friday, 29 May 2015) - Try and sell up and move on. I have a similar problem, don’t these karaoke…

Profit is indeed necessary

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23
Editor; Re: Privatize hospital pharmacies (PM Mailbag Friday 29 May 2015) - I agree Bill, with much of what you have to say but, barring privatizing prescription drugs, an audit…

For good reasons

Friday, 05 June 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 23
Editor; Re: Privatize hospital pharmacies (PM Mailbag Friday 29 May 2015) - The only bone I would pick with this good suggestion is that hospitals by law are allowed to…
Friday May 29 - June 4, 2015 (Vol. XXIII No. 22)

Wondering how to deal with Thai banks

Friday, 29 May 2015 Issue Vol. XXIII No. 22
Editor; Re: Didn’t write ‘riff-raff’ or ‘little fish’ (PM Mailbag Friday 22 May 2015) - Keeping money in Thai banks for as little time as possible is intelligent defensive behavior…
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