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Thousands have been slaughtered

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18
Editor; Re: Thailand’s Southern Islamic Federation seeks appeal in Saudi businessman’s murder case (PM Saturday, 19 April 2014) - The Islamic Federation seems lopsided on this matter. Thousands of Thai…

Let’s ban eating meat

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18
Editor; Re: Been called out (PM Mailbag Friday, 11 April 2014) - I absolutely agree with Mr. Arnone; tobacco smoking is not prohibited in principle, where you can not smoke…

Out came the tree huggers

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18
Editor; Re: Pattaya Beach still has problems (PM Mailbag Friday, 25 April 2014) - Several years ago City Hall came up with a proposal to start a baiting programe at…

Killing millions every year

Friday, 02 May 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 18
Editor; Not only is smoking a disgusting, demeaning and stinking habit; it kills millions every year and almost half a million in the USA alone according to the surgeon general.…

Pattaya Beach still has problems

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17
Editor; Yes, they have done a good construction job on the beach walk so far. The main problem as I see it is not the prostitutes but the beach rat…

If aliens landed today

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17
Editor, Sitting here in my hotel room on Beach Road, looking out at the party below, I can’t help but wonder - if an alien species traveled a bazillion miles…

Where the baht should be pegged

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17
Editor; Six years ago, Reggie McFarland addressed an issue concerning the BoT and their continuing ill-advised pre-conceived notions of where the Baht should really have been pegged, and it applies…

How can I compete with such sound logic?

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17
Editor; Re: “Being stabbed is not as dangerous as being shot”, John Neilson, Apr.l8 Mailbag. Comparing being stabbed with catching a whiff of smoke. How can I compete with such…

(Don’t) Blame it on the buoys

Friday, 25 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 17
Editor, It’s very sad that people are falling off the new swimming area demarcation buoys and getting hurt.  And I feel very bad for the mother who lost her son…

Songkran: just a thought

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16
Editor, Just a thought about Songkran. This beautiful Thai ceremony has been reduced to idiocy, as celebrated by idiots on the streets, with their mindless “water fights” - particularly in…

People should care

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16
Editor; Re: Rubbish (PM Mailbag Friday, 28 March 2014) - I agree with you Matt, the road leading down to the beach from second road across the road from the…

First big complaint was by a Thai

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16
Editor; Re: Pattaya official defends swim buoys (PM Friday, 11 April 2014) - It seems strange then the only fatality was a Thai and the first big complaint was by…

Being stabbed is not as dangerous as being shot

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16
Editor; Re: Been called out (PM Mailbag Friday, 11 April 2014) - Mr. Arnone challenged me to say where people were being forced to endure his smoke, then promptly named…

She got her message across perfectly

Friday, 18 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 16
Editor; Re: If I ever have a baby (PM Mailbag Friday, 11 April 2014) - I think she got her message across perfectly. Would any smoker take her up on…

Loaded up left lanes

Friday, 11 April 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 15
Editor; Re: DASTA launches 15 million baht study for Pattaya transport master plan (PM Friday, 04 April 2014) - Why not tackle the issue of loaded up left lanes? If…