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  1. Hi guys. I am spending three weeks in Thailand before my relocation to HK and i was thinking about getting a suit made for work. Can anybody recommend a decent affordable tailor? Cheers Rob
  2. Is it possible for a foreigner not living in Thailand to open a bank account with a Thai bank? If so what do they usually require?
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    London Riots

    Seriously, pull the troops out of Afghanistan and let them loose in London with no 'Rules of Engagement' applicable. These idiots won't be missed.
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    London Riots

    Time to send in the Troops! Mindless [email protected] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14450248 9 August 2011 Last updated at 00:25 London riots: Violence erupts for third day Click to play Alan McCabe, pub manager in Croydon: "Area is an absolute war zone" Violence has broken out for a third consecutive day in London, with riot police deployed and firefighters tackling blazes across the capital. Shops were looted and buildings, among them a furniture store in Croydon, set alight as police clashed with youths. Trouble first flared on Saturday after a peaceful protest in Tottenham over the fatal shooting of a man by police. The prime minister is returning early from holiday to chair a meeting of the government's emergency committee Cobra. David Cameron, who is on holiday in Italy, was due to board a flight on Monday night ahead of a meeting with Home Secretary Theresa May and Acting Metropolitan Police Commissioner Tim Godwin on Tuesday. A government spokesman said the prime minister has been monitoring the situation on "an hourly basis". Mounted police At least 225 people have been arrested and 36 charged following the riots across London over the past three days, Scotland Yard said. Monday's violence started in Hackney after a man was stopped and searched by police but nothing was found. Click to play Philippa Thomas reports from Hackney There were also fears trouble may spread further afield as police in riot gear were deployed in Birmingham city centre after scores of youths rampaged through the shopping area, smashing windows and looting from shops. Meanwhile: Cars were set on fire in Lewisham A bus and shop were set alight in Peckham Several fires broke out in Croydon, including one at a large furniture shop which spread to neighbouring buildings and tram lines In Hackney 200 riot officers with dogs and mounted police were located around Mare Street where police cars were damaged Looters raided a Debenhams store and a row of shops in Lavender Hill in Clapham In Birmingham, police said officers had made 35 arrests, including six juveniles, on Monday evening Buses were diverted as the violence spread to Bromley High Street There were reports of looting of phone shops in Woolwich High Street, in south London, and a torched police car Shops and restaurants were damaged in Ealing, west London, and there was a fire in Haven Green park opposite Ealing Broadway Tube Football matches at Charlton and West Ham which were due to be played on Tuesday have been postponed at the request of the police At Clapham Junction looters stole masks from a fancy dress store to hide their identity The fresh violence prompted Mr Godwin to call on parents to contact their children and urge the public to clear London's streets. In the first outbreak of violence on Monday, groups of people began attacking the police in Hackney at about 16:20 BST, throwing rocks and a bin at officers. Police cars were also smashed by youths armed with wooden poles and metal bars. Looters also smashed their way into shops, including a JD Sports store, before being dispersed by police. Planks of wood taken from a lorry were then hurled towards lines of riot officers. Continue reading the main story At the scene Alix Kroeger BBC News, in Hackney In a lane off Mare Street the wreckage of a burnt-out car still smoulders, surrounded by riot police. At least for now, the violence in this half of London seems to have abated. I was talking to one young man who had received on his BlackBerry a list of places where he said there will be further trouble tonight. He didn't tell me which places and stressed it is speculation. But he and a friend told me frustration with poverty in the area was boiling over. On Mare Street there is the sound of crunching as police vans run over broken glass. Much of it from a bottle bank which was overturned providing makeshift missiles for rioters who lobbed the bottles at police. In nearby Lewisham, a number of vehicles and a trail of bins were set on fire. One resident in Croydon, who gave his name as Adam said he saw two cars which had been set on fire. He said: "One older woman was dragged out and they set the car on fire. Then another car around the corner was on fire, then we counted about 12 to 15 shops that had been looted. "The looting started about three hours ago. I just came back into my apartment and the looting was still going on - not a single policeman." Ealing resident Christian Potts, 29, was driving through the area when he witnessed the disturbances. "It looks like a war zone - I have never seen anything like it in all my life," he said. "There were about 25 to 30 masked youths on Haven Green and they just started tearing into a florist with bricks. "It's a local family-run business so I can't see why they are doing this." In Birmingham City Centre looters attacked shops, smashing windows and stealing items. An eyewitness said windows have been smashed in McDonalds and Jessops near Birmingham Cathedral and a sign has been thrown through a gym window. 'Sheer criminality' London's mayor Boris Johnson is cutting short his holiday to return to the city. Home Secretary Theresa May also returned early from holiday, to meet Metropolitan Police (Met) chiefs to discuss their response to the violence. Mrs May condemned the riots as "sheer criminality" and said those responsible would "face the consequences of their actions". The trouble follows two nights of violence over the weekend which started after police shot a man dead in Tottenham. Mrs May said: "The riots in Tottenham on Saturday night and the subsequent disturbances in other parts of London are totally unacceptable." A peaceful protest in Tottenham on Saturday over the fatal shooting by police of Mark Duggan, 29, was followed by violence which spread into Sunday. A candlelit vigil was due to be held at The High Cross in Tottenham on Monday evening. Met Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stephen Kavanagh said there were "significant resources" on the streets, with a third more officers on duty than on Sunday. He said: "What we can see is that the Metropolitan Police are getting police officers there in numbers. "When we have large numbers of criminals intent on that type of violence, we can only do that, get lots of officers there quickly and try to protect local businesses and local people." But eyewitnesses reported as trouble spread across the city there were often few police officers around when violence flared. Mr Kavanagh also admitted relations with the family of the man shot dead by police could have been handled better. Mr Kavanagh said: "I want to apologise to the Duggan family because I think both the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) and the Metropolitan Police could have managed that family's needs more effectively."
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    London Riots

    Time to send in the Troops! Mindless [email protected] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-14450248 9 August 2011 Last updated at 00:25 London riots: Violence erupts for third day Click to play Alan McCabe, pub manager in Croydon: "Area is an absolute war zone" Violence has broken out for a third consecutive day in London, with riot police deployed and firefighters tackling blazes across the capital. Shops were looted and buildings, among them a furniture store in Croydon, set alight as police clashed with youths. Trouble first flared on Saturday after a peaceful protest in Tottenham over the fatal shooting of a man by police. The prime minister is returning early from holiday to chair a meeting of the government's emergency committee Cobra. David Cameron, who is on holiday in Italy, was due to board a flight on Monday night ahead of a meeting with Home Secretary Theresa May and Acting Metropolitan Police Commissioner Tim Godwin on Tuesday. A government spokesman said the prime minister has been monitoring the situation on "an hourly basis". Mounted police At least 225 people have been arrested and 36 charged following the riots across London over the past three days, Scotland Yard said. Monday's violence started in Hackney after a man was stopped and searched by police but nothing was found. Click to play Philippa Thomas reports from Hackney There were also fears trouble may spread further afield as police in riot gear were deployed in Birmingham city centre after scores of youths rampaged through the shopping area, smashing windows and looting from shops. Meanwhile: Cars were set on fire in Lewisham A bus and shop were set alight in Peckham Several fires broke out in Croydon, including one at a large furniture shop which spread to neighbouring buildings and tram lines In Hackney 200 riot officers with dogs and mounted police were located around Mare Street where police cars were damaged Looters raided a Debenhams store and a row of shops in Lavender Hill in Clapham In Birmingham, police said officers had made 35 arrests, including six juveniles, on Monday evening Buses were diverted as the violence spread to Bromley High Street There were reports of looting of phone shops in Woolwich High Street, in south London, and a torched police car Shops and restaurants were damaged in Ealing, west London, and there was a fire in Haven Green park opposite Ealing Broadway Tube Football matches at Charlton and West Ham which were due to be played on Tuesday have been postponed at the request of the police At Clapham Junction looters stole masks from a fancy dress store to hide their identity The fresh violence prompted Mr Godwin to call on parents to contact their children and urge the public to clear London's streets. In the first outbreak of violence on Monday, groups of people began attacking the police in Hackney at about 16:20 BST, throwing rocks and a bin at officers. Police cars were also smashed by youths armed with wooden poles and metal bars. Looters also smashed their way into shops, including a JD Sports store, before being dispersed by police. Planks of wood taken from a lorry were then hurled towards lines of riot officers. Continue reading the main story At the scene Alix Kroeger BBC News, in Hackney In a lane off Mare Street the wreckage of a burnt-out car still smoulders, surrounded by riot police. At least for now, the violence in this half of London seems to have abated. I was talking to one young man who had received on his BlackBerry a list of places where he said there will be further trouble tonight. He didn't tell me which places and stressed it is speculation. But he and a friend told me frustration with poverty in the area was boiling over. On Mare Street there is the sound of crunching as police vans run over broken glass. Much of it from a bottle bank which was overturned providing makeshift missiles for rioters who lobbed the bottles at police. In nearby Lewisham, a number of vehicles and a trail of bins were set on fire. One resident in Croydon, who gave his name as Adam said he saw two cars which had been set on fire. He said: "One older woman was dragged out and they set the car on fire. Then another car around the corner was on fire, then we counted about 12 to 15 shops that had been looted. "The looting started about three hours ago. I just came back into my apartment and the looting was still going on - not a single policeman." Ealing resident Christian Potts, 29, was driving through the area when he witnessed the disturbances. "It looks like a war zone - I have never seen anything like it in all my life," he said. "There were about 25 to 30 masked youths on Haven Green and they just started tearing into a florist with bricks. "It's a local family-run business so I can't see why they are doing this." In Birmingham City Centre looters attacked shops, smashing windows and stealing items. An eyewitness said windows have been smashed in McDonalds and Jessops near Birmingham Cathedral and a sign has been thrown through a gym window. 'Sheer criminality' London's mayor Boris Johnson is cutting short his holiday to return to the city. Home Secretary Theresa May also returned early from holiday, to meet Metropolitan Police (Met) chiefs to discuss their response to the violence. Mrs May condemned the riots as "sheer criminality" and said those responsible would "face the consequences of their actions". The trouble follows two nights of violence over the weekend which started after police shot a man dead in Tottenham. Mrs May said: "The riots in Tottenham on Saturday night and the subsequent disturbances in other parts of London are totally unacceptable." A peaceful protest in Tottenham on Saturday over the fatal shooting by police of Mark Duggan, 29, was followed by violence which spread into Sunday. A candlelit vigil was due to be held at The High Cross in Tottenham on Monday evening. Met Deputy Assistant Commissioner Stephen Kavanagh said there were "significant resources" on the streets, with a third more officers on duty than on Sunday. He said: "What we can see is that the Metropolitan Police are getting police officers there in numbers. "When we have large numbers of criminals intent on that type of violence, we can only do that, get lots of officers there quickly and try to protect local businesses and local people." But eyewitnesses reported as trouble spread across the city there were often few police officers around when violence flared. Mr Kavanagh also admitted relations with the family of the man shot dead by police could have been handled better. Mr Kavanagh said: "I want to apologise to the Duggan family because I think both the IPCC (Independent Police Complaints Commission) and the Metropolitan Police could have managed that family's needs more effectively."
  6. I made a journal about this but I since found the original thread after being linked to the forum where it started....some (all) women will probably take exception to this but for the lads it's gonna have you in stitches. http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=128918651 Make sure you read all 20 pages if you have the time.
  7. I found the original thread.....20 pages of pure brilliance...gonna put this in the forums for longitivity. http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=128918651&page=20
  8. IF you keep going through the thread there are more...haha i just noticed them.
  9. This had me laughing for sure. http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=210&t=1017090&mid=0&i=0&nmt=How+to+troll+a+dating+website
  10. This had me laughing for sure. http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=210&t=1017090&mid=0&i=0&nmt=How+to+troll+a+dating+website
  11. Some tidy looking women there, so im sure some lucky guys also!
  12. Thought this might be interesting to do. Type the name of the place you live into google image search and put the link to the first page of pictures here. Guernsey http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=1280&bih=872&q=guernsey&bav=on.2%2Cor.r_gc.r_pw.&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi Edit - Any expats in Thailand can post where they live (specifically) and where they come from.
  13. I was in London on Business yesterday, spent more time on the tube than i did in meetings.
  14. No idea what the talent was, i assumed it was some quick change act but it was hard to tell with the editing.
  15. Ahh i only check the front page since the site changed.
  16. Tried to link it but embedding is disabled.
  17. Shame they didnt show more of her act but i think she's kinda cute! You will need to watch from the 8 minute mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxCHQtZE0bU&feature=channel_video_title
  18. Shame they didnt show more of her act but i think she's kinda cute! You will need to watch from the 8 minute mark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxCHQtZE0bU&feature=channel_video_title
  19. Did you notice she was waving a Turkish flag at the end also?
  20. Treborz has completed the scored quiz How well do you know Thailand? and got a 20%. Follow this link to view their quiz - How well do you know Thailand?.
  21. Just come back from a 2 week stint and went to MBK a few times, if you want tattoo shop recommendations then Jimmy Wong on Sukhumvit Soi 5 is supposed to be good. My guy no longer has a studio in BKK but will work from home if you want his number. Guernsey here by the way!
  22. Thanks Shannon Unfortunately as i booked through agoda there is a no refund policy if you cancel within 14 days of the date of stay. I have emailed them to contact the hotel to see how bad they were affected but from some photos ive seen i'm guessing pretty bad as im due to stay at the Ark Bar Resort!!!
  23. But wont some of the damage take weeks to repair?
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