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forcebwithu

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  1. There seems to be a problem with the security certificate.
  2. A few shots of the new Wat going up on the Wat Samakkhi Pracharam grounds located on the NE end of Huai Chak Nok lake. Shots of the existing buildings on the Wat grounds. And Huai Chak Nok has more water in it than I've seen in the last four or five years.
  3. This fire could have been one of them, but it was fortunate it was an open air beer bar with plenty of escape routes. Pattaya also dodged a bullet when the transformer blew in front of Blue Sky Rock last year. That fire engulfed the entire front entrance of Blue Sky, but fortunately no one was injured or killed as it happened at 8 am. One place that deserves mention and kudos for being proactive about fire escapes is SweetHearts Agogo. They posted on PA they cut into the rear wall and installed a fire exit last year.
  4. Here's the local news article on the fire. Massive fire on Walking Street destroys bars and sends tourists screaming in panic A massive fire ripped through bars on Walking Street last night sending tourists and Thais running screaming into the road. Hundreds of people had been drinking in plaza around Ann Ann bar when there was a ”large explosion” just after 10pm. Flames engulfed dozens of bars – sending girls in high heels screaming into the street as tourists fled in panic. One woman was heard saying ”oh my god, what’s happening” as sparks flew into the street and flames stretched into the night sky. Fire crews and paramedics arrived within minutes but motorcycles parked outside the bars had already caught fire and exploded as well as electricity boxes in the street outside the bars. Witnesses described hearing a ”large explosion” followed by a fire breaking out, which is believed to have been caused by an electrical transformer. Bar man Sakarin Khokkruat, 28, said: ”I was working and heard a loud explosion next to the bar. Then there were flames everywhere. The flames were coming from an electrical transformer. ”Then another explosion and more fire. The tourists started running into the street and screaming. We tried to put out the flames but they were too much.” Rescue workers said two tourists had been taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and one for minor burns. Naris Niwapantawong, District Sheriff in the Banglamung area of Pattaya where the fire happened, said police and firefighters had now launched an investigation into the blaze. He said: ”The fire is expected to be caused by a short circuit which led to the transformer explosion. The damage value is about five million baht, but we will have to wait for the evidence before we come to the conclusion of the real cause.”
  5. Officer punished for accepting Premchai cruelty case Wildlife officials measure the pelt of the rare Indochinese black leopard found near the illegal camp of construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta after his arrest in the World Heritage Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in Kanchanaburi province on Feb 4. (Photo by Piyarach Chongcharoen) A police captain in Kanchanaburi province has been put on probation for accepting a complaint of cruelty to animals, later withdrawn, against construction tycoon Premchai Karnasuta, who is accused of illegally hunting endangered animals in a World Heritage forest last month. Pol Col Wuthipong Yenjit, chief of Thong Pha Phum police station, has placed Pol Cap Sumit Boonyanit on probation for failing to carefully check the relevant law before accepting the complaint from a wildlife official, according to Thai media reports. Pol Capt Sumit accepted the complaint of cruelty to animals from Narongchai Sangworawongsa, head of animal quarantine in Kanchanaburi, on Feb 7. The accusation was added to the many other charges that Mr Premchai faces after being arrested by forest rangers at an illegal bush camp in Thungyai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary in Thong Pha Phum district on the night of Feb 4. Mr Premchai and his three companions were found in a no-camping area in possession of long barrelled guns and ammunition. The carcasses of nine hunted protected animals were found nearby, including a rare Indochinese black leopard, a female, and its bullet-hole ridden pelt. They face multiple illegal hunting and firearms charges. On Feb 21, Mr Narongchai returned to Thong Pha Phum police station to withdraw the cruelty complaint. He explained there was no ministerial regulation defining the exact species of wildlife covered by the law on the prevention of cruelty to animals. The law covers wildlife in general, but the exact species must also be declared by ministerial regulation. The chief of the Thong Pha Phum police station took disciplinary action against the police captain who handled the cruelty complaint, for dereliction of duty. After Mr Premchai's arrest his sprawling residence in Bangkok was searched, revealing a collection of more than 40 guns, ammunition, and two pairs of large elephant tusks later found to be prohibited ivory from Africa. The president of Italian-Thai Development Plc has denied all charges and remains free on bail of 150,000 baht. Source: https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/crime/1420490/officer-punished-for-accepting-premchai-cruelty-case So the good cop gets punished and the criminal sits free. And to top it off, by this interpretation of the cruelty to animal law means no one can be charged and all past convictions should be thrown out. Amazing Thailand.
  6. Tell the wife if you can't use a different sealant you'll have one of these installed.
  7. Laughed out loud when I read that. How they can spout nonsense like that with a straight face is beyond me.
  8. Nice digs. Do you find the decorative tile squares in the driveway and walkway get very slippery when wet? I've got them at my place and I've cursed them many a time when I lose my footing on them. Thinking of rolling glue on them and throwing sand on top to make them a bit safer.
  9. No matter what country you visit or live in, you're always going to encounter the petty and vindictive personality type that, given a badge, they're going to use it to bully others.
  10. Just had a look at that one. Blue text on a white background. Prefer the higher contrast of black on a white background. Since using Chrome's High Contrast extension (increase contrast setting) even the default IP theme seems kind of bland. Downside to High Contrast is it effects the clarity of some of the photos, but disabling it is easy enough in those cases. I also use EyePro software, a blue light filter to further reduce eyestrain. Sought that out when I bought a new monitor a few years back that came with the option built in. Found it very effective when working on computer code. Installed EyePro so I could have the same across all three monitors I use.
  11. Working now. I, and my tired old eyes thank you.
  12. I think something got lost in the translation of my previous post. "Theme" with the little triangle isn't available, at least for me on this board. The first screen shot I provided was an example from Secrets' forum to demonstrate that I knew at least what I s/b looking for. The second screen shot, included below, is what I'm seeing in the same location on this board. No "Theme" with the triangle icon which I expect s/b to the left of the Contact Us link. BTW, I'm using Chrome on a laptop. And I've tried a forced refresh of the page to make sure I wasn't using a cached copy of the page.
  13. Sorry, but I'm not seeing the option to select a Theme. Using Secrets as an example there's a drop down Theme list available. Here I don't see that drop down list, only this
  14. Corruption is a tough nut to crack when the majority of the population believes they somehow benefit from corruption. That from a survey conducted in Thailand several years back.
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