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The US government says it has foiled a plot to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama .

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Thaksin's case.

This is just my opinion. Today's ruling on the Thaksin case will have ramifications in the financial sector of Thailand.Basically, the government's case is that Thaksin whilst in office as Prime Minister used his position to favour the company his children and relatives held shares in - Shin Corp.  Some of the facts about Shin Corp share price gains:Shin Corp shares gained some 121 percent between the period of Feb 9, 2001, when Thaksin took office to when he sold it on Jan 23 2006.By comparison

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Koh Tao or Koh Ngai

Dear members,       I am currently deciding whether to go to Koh Tao (Surranthani) or Koh Ngai (Trang).       Just wondering if anyone has any idea about what these two islands are like during the current raining season.       And what additional attractions these two islands offers (yeah, I have done a bit of research - just trying to find addtional information that will help me decides).       Thanks for any advice.       Hope to see meet up with a few of you guys/ladies fo

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A Special Request

Dear Members,               I seek a special request from all those who are friends to Sinenat (My girlfriend).               She and her family are very distraught at the moment.               The reason is because a very tragic accident has occurred to a very close friend of the family.               Last Tuesday morning, a helicopter crashed in Northern Thailand.               Unfortunately all on board - including her family friend, died (refer to the

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Recommendations on Ho Chi Minh hotels

Good day, Does anyone have any recommendation on Ho Chi Minh hotels? I am looking for hotels in the price range of $70 to $100 USD a night. I would prefer hotels to be close to transport and the city. Thanks in advance.

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Airport Rail Link

Good day members,The last I heard, it was going to open on Dec 5, 2009.As yet, I have heard no news of its opening - has it been delayed?Anyone know?I will be in Thailand soon, and if possible, I would like to catch the Airport Rail link, instead of the taxi (just too many bad experiences).Thanks in advance for any news.

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Happy Weekend

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Political Turmoil in Thailand?

Just got this out of Bloomberg.  It will be interesting to see how the court will rule....Thailand Braces for Court Ruling, Further Unrest (Update1) By En-Lai Yeoh and Beth JinksMay 29 (Bloomberg) -- The Thai government's effort to destroy the political power of ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra may worsen the country's political instability. Nine judges appointed by the military-backed government will rule tomorrow on whether Thaksin's Thai Rak Thai and four other parties should be di

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Police in Thailand - who do they work for?

Just last week, my girlfriend sister's bike was stolen.  A witness who saw it told them who it was -  it was actually a boy her sister knew.Any way, this thief immediately traded the bike in for $8000 bahts to an illegal gambling house, which he promptly lost.   So he ran off and disappeared.But before he did, he provided details and telephone number of my gf's sister.So the owner of the illegal gambling den, decided to call up my gf's sister demanding repayment of $8000 bahts plus interest of 1

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Time to go home now

Another trip has just ended. I am tired and exhausted. I can't wait to get home to catch up on my sleep - another 5 hours to go before my plane arrives at Melbourne airport - can't come too soon!!! Still I am relieved and happy with this business trip. I had started this trip with a bit of trepidation, afterall, 2008 was one hell of a year for businesses and investments. I was expecting the worst, but was pleasantly surprised to see that my biggest client has weathered the storm. I was ev

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Strange Day

<>This morning, I was about to head off to another city to meet one of my clients.Any way, I decided I would have my hair cut before the trip so I would look a bit decent and presentable at the pending meetings.I went to my usual hairdresser and as I was waiting, I hear this guy chatting away with my usual hairdresser.He started with a bit of social chit chat, such as; how are you doing?, how was your weekend? etc.<>Then out of the blue, he popped the question "Do you want to go out

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Is it safe to fly into and out of Thailand at the moment

I am hearing so much about the political problems in Thailand. I am just wondering whether it is safe to fly into Suvarnabhumi Airport at the moment. The last time I was there, there were lots of police and military men with guns. Thanks for any advice.

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Pai

Anyone been to Pai? Any opinion? Thanks. Van

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Latest Scam on the net

Thousands of tech-savvy Eastern Europeans are earning up to $US4000 ($4600) a day for each spam campaign selling illegal penis pills, fake anti-virus software and counterfeit luxury products. An investigation by Russian security researcher Dmitry Samosseiko found most spam on email, search engines and social networking sites originates from well-organised Russian affiliate networks - known as "partnerka" - which pay people generous commissions for referring unwitting web users to their illegal

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Some guys are real arsehole

How do you react when you are rejected by someone on the internet? Do you say no problems and move on? Or do you call her all sorts of names like a bar girl, a fat girl or a dark skin girl?

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Oh what a day in Brisbane!!

Oh what a day it was yesterday in Brisbane.Anything that could have possibly gone wrong did, except for my meeting with my client.My day started with me waking up late and in my rush to get out of the hotel room, I forgot to bring my map of Brisbane with me.  I only realised this when I was half way into my journey when streets and buildings started to look strangely unfamiliar.In my panic, I started to reach for my map but that was nowhere to be found.Now, I was in a frantic state.  I knew I ha

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