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Postby Max&Bee-in-CM » Fri Jun 17, 2011 7:38 pm

<This topic has been split from http://www.coolthaihouse.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1698&start=1395#p27272.
<NOTE: Two topics have been merged here, which may make this thread a bit difficult to follow - Dozer>

fredlk wrote:the pharmacy was 1,060 Baht and that is at the 50% higher price charged to foreigners. One third of the price in Bangkok at the BNH and at least 10 times cheaper than what it would be in Holland. In spite of botched tiling and faulty manufacture at the VRH-factory, I love this country more every day. :D
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Anyway you slice and dice it, it is still blatant racial discrimination. Can you imagine the uproar if back home Asians were charged double? Is the assumption that all foreigners are very rich valid - I am sure tens of thousands of Thais here in CM have way more money than me, so why should I pay double? I dont get it, just my bad luck for being born white I guess.

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Re: Building my house in Sattahip

Postby geordie » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:07 pm

Max&Bee-in-CM wrote:
fredlk wrote:the pharmacy was 1,060 Baht and that is at the 50% higher price charged to foreigners.
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Anyway you slice and dice it, it is still blatant racial discrimination. Can you imagine the uproar if back home Asians were charged double? Is the assumption that all foreigners are very rich valid - I am sure tens of thousands of Thais here in CM have way more money than me, so why should I pay double? I dont get it, just my bad luck for being born white I guess.

Anyways, glad to hear you are getting better....


all so true :cry : But it could be worse you might have been British we are going backwards here sending money for oversea,s aid when we should be recieving it and every tom dick or harry has rights to be here
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Re: discrimination

Postby geordie » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:25 pm

I hate that split the topic and do not copy the contents across
Dicusion was fredic commented on paying more for hospital treatment
Max commented why are we singled out as richer than thais and it is assumed
we can afford to pay more
My comment was that in the UK we insist on giving vast sums of money in aid
when we should be receiving it we have in fact given away all our rights and
Virtually anyone can move to UK purchasing land houses shops whatever with
little fear of repercusion
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Re: discrimination

Postby otis-a » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:32 pm

this 1 got me stumped
read the whole reference but just not get it
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Re: discrimination

Postby fredlk » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:52 pm

Max&Bee-in-CM wrote:Anyway you slice and dice it, it is still blatant racial discrimination. Can you imagine the uproar if back home Asians were charged double? Is the assumption that all foreigners are very rich valid - I am sure tens of thousands of Thais here in CM have way more money than me, so why should I pay double? I dont get it, just my bad luck for being born white I guess.

It is discrimination in as it is discriminating between Thai and non-Thai and I am pleased for them that they get their medical care for 30 Baht and I don't. I don't pay taxes to anyone anywhere anymore and that makes me much richer than most. As for the white reference it has nothing to do with racism. I am so fed up with people calling the Thai racist. They're not! Their world-view might be somewhat different to ours at times, but that's all. I grew up in racist South Africa and so I think I'm reasonably qualified to spot racism when I see it. The discrimination in policies is a good thing in that it protects their country and for anyone who doesn't like it it's just hard cheese. When you choose to go and live somewhere it is you who should adapt and not them.
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Re: discrimination

Postby otis-a » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:56 pm

no problem fred
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thxs geo for reading whole thread & explain
i just read page link jumped me to

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was worried for a sec that freds meds were giving side effects
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Re: discrimination

Postby geordie » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:18 pm

I think fred need a full time nanny :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Before he does himsel serious damage
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Re: discrimination

Postby fredlk » Sat Jun 18, 2011 3:01 am

geordie wrote:I think fred need a full time nanny :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Before he does himsel serious damage

I am pleased to inform that nannies have been employed. A couple from Phnom Phrai. They've been working on building sites for 150 Baht a day.
Here they'll each get 6,000 Baht per month, during a trial period of 2 months for 8 hours work and after that for 4 hours work per day, 5 days a week.
Their days off and afternoons not working we will employ them for building work at 150 Baht each for each 4 hour period.
They arrive next week and have been told that their main priority is keeping this farang from killing himself as there is a whole food-chain stemming from him. :D
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Re: discrimination

Postby geordie » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:29 am

well Fredic

fredlk wrote:They arrive next week and have been told that their main priority is keeping this farang from killing himself as there is a whole food-chain stemming from him. :D


many a true word spoken in jest :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Give them a part of the wall to do it will keep them going and save you money :wink:
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Re: discrimination

Postby fredlk » Sat Jun 18, 2011 4:38 am

geordie wrote:Give them a part of the wall to do it will keep them going and save you money :wink:

That's the plan. I supply 2 workers to Num free of charge for him and my employees can earn extra money while they ensure continuity to my build.
It won't save me money as Num might pay them 100 Baht for 4 hours work and charge me 150. I will already be paying them 150 so there's no saving, just happy people.

(Am I really that concussed? I don't see how we got here from discrimination. :? )
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Re: discrimination

Postby geordie » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:13 am

fredlk wrote:It won't save me money as Num might pay them 100 Baht for 4 hours work and charge me 150. I will already be paying them 150 so there's no saving, just happy people.

(Am I really that concussed? I don't see how we got here from discrimination. :? )


I meant give them a section of their own to build

Oh and by the way i hate martians they are small and green and ugly they should be charged double for everything
Being a majour casualty of discrimination i wish i was black ? i have been informed that as a disabled person i should not go shopping alone as a smoker i get second class treatment by the hospital help yourself stop smoking crap so thailand merely overcharging is not realy going to damage my self esteem

the joke is that i had a DISCUSION with a stand in doctor who was a bully short and simple
SMOKING STILL yes YOUR OWN FAULT THEN ????? i sort of exploded and asked can you cure just one of my problems ? no ? well when you do i will quit smoking is it discrimination when an ingrown toenail is blamed on smoking
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Re: discrimination

Postby fredlk » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:38 am

geordie wrote: as a smoker i get second class treatment by the hospital
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SMOKING STILL yes YOUR OWN FAULT THEN ?????

It's a cop out by doctors, in Holland as well, to use a patient's smoking as a cover-up for their own incompetence and / or laziness.

Back to discrimination: I believe it right to put the poor in front of the rich when it comes to a queue for handouts, but then I've always been a socialist.
I hate it when the rich get richer especially if it's on the backs of the poor.
There are a few mega-rich I admire, but only a few, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Muhammad Yunus .... and that's it I think.
I feel it's my duty to help those less fortunate than myself, not by donations, but by helping people help themselves.
I also discriminate, but only by boycotting companies I see using unethical practices.
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Re: discrimination

Postby BKKBILL » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:28 am

fredlk wrote:It is discrimination in as it is discriminating between Thai and non-Thai and I am pleased for them that they get their medical care for 30 Baht and I don't. I don't pay taxes to anyone anywhere anymore and that makes me much richer than most. As for the white reference it has nothing to do with racism. I am so fed up with people calling the Thai racist. They're not! Their world-view might be somewhat different to ours at times, but that's all. I grew up in racist South Africa and so I think I'm reasonably qualified to spot racism when I see it. The discrimination in policies is a good thing in that it protects their country and for anyone who doesn't like it it's just hard cheese. When you choose to go and live somewhere it is you who should adapt and not them.


Thanks Fred couldn't agree with you more.
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Re: discrimination

Postby BKKBILL » Sat Jun 18, 2011 9:44 am

geordie wrote:SMOKING STILL yes YOUR OWN FAULT THEN ????? i sort of exploded and asked can you cure just one of my problems ? no ? well when you do i will quit smoking is it discrimination when an ingrown toenail is blamed on smoking


Don't know what your on about everyone know smoking is the cause of 78.33% of ingrown toe nails. Oh and the chances of getting that cushy job in Satahip as a smoker doesn't look good. :lol:
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Re: discrimination

Postby fredlk » Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:22 am

BKKBILL wrote: the chances of getting that cushy job in Satahip as a smoker doesn't look good.

I don't discriminate smokers even being an ex-smoker myself. I would say that 80% or more of the people involved with building here smoke and for them I have put ashtrays everywhere. Smokers are welcome in my home, my lungs are already polluted from living in big cities most of my life.
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