Stramash got a reaction from kaunitz in Why Men Dont Listen And Women Cant Read A Map...
On ten beautiful deserted islands, in the middle of nowhere, the following people are stranded:
2 Italian men and 1 Italian woman
2 French men and 1 French woman
2 German men and 1 German woman
2 Greek men and 1 Greek woman
2 English men and 1 English woman
2 Bulgarian men and 1 Bulgarian woman
2 Japanese men and 1 Japanese woman
2 American men and 1 American woman
2 Thai men and 1 Thai woman
2 Irish men and 1 Irish woman
One month later, the situation is as follows:
One Italian man has killed the other Italian man for the Italian woman.
The two French men and the French woman are living happily together in a menage a trios.
The two German men have a strict weekly schedule of when they alternate with the German woman.
The two Japanese men have faxed Tokyo and are waiting for instructions.
The two Greek men are sleeping with each other and the Greek woman is cleaning and cooking for them.
The Bulgarian men, after looking at their stalwart Bulgarian woman, have started swimming for home.
The two English men are still waiting for someone to come by and formally introduce them to the English woman.
The 2 Thai men have built a hut and just sit on the porch drinking beer all day, while the Thai woman looks longingly over at the other islands.
The Irish men began by dividing the island into North and South. They then quickly set up a high-volume distillery. Because they get sort of foggy after the first few liters of coconut whiskey -- causing their manhood to become quite limp -- sex never becomes a fighting issue... Anyway, they are quite satisfied knowing that at least the English men are not getting any.
The American woman keeps on bitching about her body being her own temple; the true nature of modern feminism; how she can do everything that they can do; about the necessity for her personal fulfilment; the equal division of all household chores; how her last boyfriend respected her opinion and treated her much nicer; and how her relationship with her mother is improving. The two American men are contemplating suicide.
Stramash got a reaction from kaunitz in How to install your own security system - pretty cheap, too!
and for da ladies...
Stramash reacted to olympos in Fundraising for Adam Pickles, English teacher in Thailand
Here's an update:
British Road Rage ‘Thug’ Arrested For Brutal Attack On International School Teacher
A 43-year-old Briton accused of the brutal road rage attack on a popular English teacher in Thailand was today (Saturday 07/07/) being held in custody for attempted murder after being arrested at Bangkok International Airport.
Stramash got a reaction from Chang Doe in John Pike - The Pepper Spray Cop - Funny Vids and Pics
a gingerbread meme for the holiday season...
Stramash got a reaction from kaunitz in Law Prohibiting Marriage To Foreigners Over The Age Of 50!!
Em...you do realise the whole thing was an April Fool's joke?
Stramash reacted to johnno in What's next?
let me think, whats worse? abuse and bully boy tactics or whining?? oh yes, i remember, you can get yellow carded for whining. but you my friend have a golden ticket to abuse anyone you like here. and the more defenceless and stupid the person is (sorry gavin), the more you pile it on. you would get locked up out on the street for using some of the language you use here, but here in THAILANDFRIENDS (REMEMBER THE GOLDEN RULE), you have carte blanche for your little potty mouth.
Stramash got a reaction from Teddy in What's next?
For someone who claims a University education (an online one perhaps? Or a degree that qualifies you to ask people if they want to 'supersize their meal') you do come across as particularly stupid. You quote and link to non scientific websites with all the credibility of Sarah Palin on meth.
Man has been on Earth for around 200-250,000 years. The Earth is around 4.5 Billion years old (so still around 1.5 billion years from the estimated half way point of the sun's life). We are nothing but a dust speck on this planet's history. That 200-25000 years has seen ice ages, volcanic eruptions that make even the worst one of the modern era seem like a barbecue, earthquakes of unimaginable intensity, meteorite strikes, tsunamis etc etc etc. Our weather cycles and tectonic activity has been fairly stable since the last mini ice age. The recent (and still to come) natural disasters are exactly that; natural...and cyclical. The most likely, and cataclysmic, natural disaster waiting to happen is Yellowstone. Depending on which group of scientists you listen to, an eruption is anywhere between 40,000 years overdue, or could happen sometime in the next 20,000. The San Andreas fault having a major 'event' is also another possibility, and again one that could be cataclysmic. But both natural; non occult based, non alien influence, non government plot, non party of the Elves, non Illuminati ordered.
While on the micro scale any natural disaster that results in loss of life is tragic, on the macro scale of Earth history, geology and the bigger picture (by this I mean, some form of die back of our own species may be advantageous) they are nothing; inconsequential and have little meaning.
I am sure that had you been a peasant in the middle ages (and sure you would have been a revolting peasant.) you would have had garlic on your door frame, held up the sign of the horned god to ward off evil and would have accused poor old Mother Lumpjaw of being a witch and made sure she was thoroughly burnt at the stake.
But this is the age of science and information. And unfortunately, as with anything of progress, you will have the doubters, the unbelievers and the just plain stupid.
Please return to your village asap; it's really missing its idiot.
Stramash got a reaction from olympos in Hot off the press! - Right-hand traffic considered for Thailand
and at the end of the meeting tomorrow there will be a cry of APRIL FOOL!
Stramash got a reaction from iBatch in Stranger Danger
Everyone has always been highly critical of George W Bush; mainly because he was a trained monkey in a suit. BUT...there was one bit of excellent legislation he brought on to the statute books that is tackling paedophile tourism; The Protect Act. This Act and cooperation from Thailand and Cambodia (with unwritten agreement as to have formal agreements would have dragged through bureaucracy for years) is making a difference.
There was a brilliant documentary on a few weeks ago on the BBC (The Paedophile Hunters) about the work done by America's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) in South East Asia which is seeing the end of short sentences (or escaping justice by bribes) in SE Asian countries, and seeing instead the predators returned to their home country to be jailed. Unfortunately the UK has still to join the 'scheme', but Australia and Canada have joined in the last year.
Here's the article from the documentary producer;
The US agents tracking down sex tourists in Cambodia
By David Henshaw Producer, The Paedophile Hunters
As part of an initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas, special US agents operating in South East Asia have brought more than 80 alleged child sex tourists back to America to face justice.
Sihanoukville looks like paradise, or at least a decent, low-rent version. Golden beaches, swaying palm trees, cheap alcohol and shimmering sea.
Retired American pharmacist Ronald Adams had come here for the good life - setting up a beachside cafe. But one morning last February Adams' personal vision of paradise was shattered, when officers from the Cambodian National Police raided his apartment.
They found a collection of sex aids, child pornography on DVDs and a variety of illegal drugs. Adams was accused of drugging and raping a 12-year-old girl.
Under the radar
For Westerners arrested on child sex charges in South East Asia, things do not always turn out too badly. Gary Glitter got a two-and-a-half-year sentence in Vietnam for obscene acts with girls aged 10 and 12.
These are poor countries, where $100 can buy your freedom. But Ronald Adams had more to reckon with than the local police. An agent from America's Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) was part of the group carrying out the raid.
If a US citizen is caught abusing children abroad, American agents are now on hand with the specific aim of getting the suspect on a plane to stand trial back in the US.
ICE is part of the Department of Homeland Security, based in Washington, with a severe, Brooks Brothers-suited lawyer, John Morton, as its director.
"Don't think that simply by buying a plane ticket to leave the United States and going to a country with less robust investigative and prosecutorial capacities that you are going to be able to get away with it again," Morton said.
"Perfect example - the three gentlemen we brought back from Cambodia."
The "three gentlemen" were given the moniker Twisted Travellers by ICE in a heavily publicised and deliberately humiliating extradition from Cambodia 18 months ago.
All three had previous convictions for abusing small children in the US. The oldest, 75-year-old former marine Jack Sporich, now faces a sentence of 15 years for sexually abusing a number of young boys.
Cambodia's jails are full of foreign paedophiles, but for most of them a short sentence is all they have to worry about. But even that can be avoided if you have the money to pay off the police and the judge.
America was the first country to be positively pro-active about arresting and returning their child abusers to face justice. It has been joined in the past 12 months by Australia and Canada.
For US special agent Chris Materelli, it is as much about moral responsibility as law enforcement.
"If Americans are coming here to do this against the Cambodians, it's our job to try to help the Cambodians clean it up," he says. "They're our citizens, it's our responsibility to bring that person to justice."
In the seven years since the Protect Act was passed, America has brought back 85 child sex tourists to face justice in the US.
But none of this would work without a ground-breaking change in the way US agents work - not just with local police, but NGOs run by ordinary citizens.
In the tourist hot-spots of Cambodia, Action Pour Les Enfants (Action For Children, APLE) acts as the eyes and the ears of ICE in keeping surveillance on suspect Americans.
Young men on motorbikes patrol the streets with video cameras supplied by the Americans. It was an APLE undercover team that came across Ronald Adams openly asking for sex with underage girls, "the younger the better".
This kind of co-operation with ordinary locals represents a massive change of attitude, almost unthinkable 30 years ago in the wake of America's bombing of Cambodia.
Cambodians are welcome within the ranks of ICE agents. Vansak Suos, once a conscripted boy soldier in Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge army, now occupies an office in the US Embassy in Phnom Penh, with a photo of himself and Bill Clinton on his desk.
Vansak's story is bleak, his brother, two sisters, and grandfather were all killed in the time of Pol Pot. He, himself, barely survived, but having done so was determined to use his life to protect other children
Forty-five-year-old millionaire from Florida, Kent Frank, is probably ICE's biggest catch so far. He is a serial global child sex tourist, who was caught abusing four underage girls in his hotel room in Phnom Penh.
Vansak describes how Frank tried to bribe the local police chief.
"Kent Frank just stood up and put his hand in his pocket. Then, shaking the hand with the boss. And the boss just found $100 in his hand," he says.
Frank admitted to having sex and taking photos of the girls he had been with, saying that he believed they were all over 18
"That's a common defence, that these kids are older than what they appear to be because they're Asian," says ICE agent Gary Philips. "And if I had a nickel for every time I've heard that, I'd probably be a millionaire."
Frank tried to delete the incriminating photos on his digital camera, but at ICE's state-of-the-art cyber forensics lab back in the US, 1,600 deleted pictures were recovered. Frank is currently serving a 40-year sentence in a federal jail.
But it doesn't always end that way. After seven months on remand in a Cambodian prison, Ronald Adams was released without charge. The court decided that because his alleged victim says she was drugged, her evidence could not be relied on. He has since disappeared.
Vansak shrugs and moves on. He is, he says, proud of what he has done. Every sex offender convicted means that many more children are now safe.
Here is part one on you tube. I wont post all 4 parts but hope people will go and watch it all as it is riveting viewing. Well done and respect to all the ICE agents, and those working with thim in SE Asia, and yes, well done to George W for such a fine bit of legislation.
Stramash reacted to JanisK in Dirty jokes
Two guys were walking home one late night when they saw a dog licking his balls.
Admiringly, one of the guys said: "Oh, I wish I could do that!" to which his friend replied: "You'd better check so he doesn't bite."
Two other guys were having a late night at the pub, and eventually, inevitably, the discussion came to sex.
One guy slurringly told the his friend how he lately had become so desperate that he started doing dogs.
Disgusted his friend said :"Eeeew, how low can you get????"
"Well", the guy replied, " about as low as a dachshund."
Stramash reacted to Bodai in 'This or That' Game
Touche Sir, what a conundrum we have here. If this is true, than many Buddhists are going to be very let down that all they had to do was the hokey pokey to reach Nirvana.
Does that mean you are taking the hokey pokey or are you avoiding the question?