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Old 02-08-2019, 11:10 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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There are Malaysian Muslims in Bangkok, they are not particularly rare. I am not aware of any incidents in Bangkok involving them. Muslims are not particularly rare in New York City either, where there have been incidents, as you know.
Interesting, I knew there a few incidents. But there would be no warning from UK foreign office otherwise.

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a8171461.html
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Old 02-08-2019, 12:10 PM
 
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Yes, but look at the map. That is an ongoing problem in the border area with Malaysia. The troublemakers probably want to annex more land to Malaysia, standard border problems with provincial ethnic minorities who live on the wrong side of the border. That is out in the boondocks, a world away from Bangkok - you can't judge safety of Bangkok on the basis of that area, and why would anybody want to travel there in the first place?


Re isolated incident in BKK in May 2017, I don't think anybody was seriously injured, and I don't think it is known who planted the explosive or why.


Boston Marathon was bombed in 2013, I saw it from the other side of Copley Square. What, should I now sell my Boston home of 20 years, and go somewhere else because of it? And where else is 100% safe and 100% violence-proof?

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Old 02-08-2019, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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LOL. Are there still people who believe that idiocy? You need to quit reading Breitbart. That "no go zones" thing was debunked years ago.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/sw...o-zone-police/

https://sverigesradio.se/sida/artike...rtikel=6630452

What hasn't changed though is your continued use of the term "moslem hordes" which you've been since 2015.

I don't read Breitbart or watch Faux News. Just because the government refuses to officially declare certain areas as no-go zones doesn't mean they don't exist. It's embarrassing for a government to admit that their own citizens can't safely go to certain parts of the country so the easiest thing for the government to do is deny their existence. But Swedes in Malmo and other parts of Sweden know there are certain areas they dare not go to due to the hostility exhibited by the foreigners that live there at government expense.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:52 PM
 
Location: On the road
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No thanks, Iíll stay right in the US. It must be torture to be in a country looking for someone you have something in common with and someone you can communicate with. The grass isnít any greener on the other side. Sorry.
Have you actually tried looking for someone you have something in common with while living in another country or just making an assumption?

The internet has made it really easy to find like minded social groups among other expats, and mixed groups of both expats and locals. There are groups that are focused on coffee chats, book clubs, happy hours, hiking in the mountains, road trips, philosophy and debate, trivia, stock picking, rescuing street dogs, language exchanges, cooking, meditation, etc. you name it all you need is an internet connection and a pair of huevos to meet others.

You're right is the grass isn't any greener, awkward loner dude isn't going to magically become a social butterfly by moving to Thailand, but just the fact of it being a different country doesn't make it impossible to have social connections.
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Not just prostitution but pedophilia is issue
Poverty creates opportunity for both to become “industries”
Both of those “industries” are illegal in SE Asia and prosecutable. Sorry to tell you that America also has prostitutes and pedophilia, which every Catholic Church knows all too well.

I love it when folks cherry pick stereotypes without looking into a mirror.
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:22 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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It maybe illegal but the sex tourism is alive and kicking. How else would the government official wants to clam it down.
https://www.rt.com/news/351774-thail...rist-industry/
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Old 02-09-2019, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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It maybe illegal but the sex tourism is alive and kicking. How else would the government official wants to clam it down.
https://www.rt.com/news/351774-thail...rist-industry/
The largest prostitution industry is in America, there’s literally an escort agency and Asian prostitute massage parlor in every major city.

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The prostitution trade in the United States is estimated to generate $14 billion a year.
https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-01-...lice-detection

America sure loves it prositutes.
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:38 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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The largest prostitution industry is in America, thereís literally an escort agency and Asian prostitute massage parlor in every major city.


https://www.pri.org/stories/2018-01-...lice-detection

America sure loves it prositutes.
Iím not denied that, Iíve heard of Mustang Ranch, so I know thereís legal prostitution some where in USA. But to say that Thailand makes it illlegal to have prostitution doesnít mean it doesnít have illlegal prostitution.
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:48 AM
 
Location: SLC
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It is an unfortunate aspect of the CD forums that people who have no interest, personal experience or knowledge in/of a topic feel the compelled to join in and actively participate the discussion. This is particularly true of the foreign retirement threads.

I have little interest in retiring in Thailand but have curiosity about options for retiring abroad - and have found the experiences shared by those who have retired or lived in Thailand or have considered doing so very helpful. There are pluses and minuses, which may tally differently for different people or even for the same person at different times in life. The only relevant posts are those eliciting or providing perspectives on the pluses or minuses from an informed and/or interested position.

It is a drag to have to trawl through the opinions on prostitution and drinking (happen everywhere), completely misinformed opinions on healthcare options abroad, and so on. And, I wish one did not hear from ”I’d never consider retiring there and how much better things are home are” on the threads on retiring abroad. While that is a perfectly good position to hold, what those folks are doing on the threads one retiring abroad beyond wasting time is anyone’s guess.

Speaking for ourselves, we will most likely retire in the USA but will evaluate options abroad as well. Having seen a bit of the world, we know that there will be trade-offs in all locations, including staying home, and hope we can understand them and make informed decisions for ourselves.
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Old 02-10-2019, 05:19 AM
 
Location: On the road
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And, I wish one did not hear from ”I’d never consider retiring there and how much better things are home are” on the threads on retiring abroad. While that is a perfectly good position to hold, what those folks are doing on the threads one retiring abroad beyond wasting time is anyone’s guess.
Yeah man it's the in the food & drink forum. Every time there is a thread about a dish served at a fast food restaurant someone feels compelled to show up telling everyone that they would never eat there.
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