Page 1 of 7 - 5 Star Hotel Theft from British Guest by Pattaya Bar Girl - posted in Pattaya News Clippings: 5 Star Hotel Theft from British Guest by Pattaya Bar GirlPATTAYA: -- Over the weekend, the Pattaya Police Chief, announced the arrest of a 40 year old Pattaya Bar Worker, who is alleged to have stolen money from the room safe of a 56 year old British Tourist. The incident occurred at the Dusit Thani Resort in North Pattaya, inside a room occupied by Mr. John Sargant from Redhill in S...
In case you don't know, Thailand's tourist fortunes have been anything but serene in the last year or so. First it was the political turmoil and recently there have been several cases of tourists getting mugged and one or two have even been killed.
But let's face it.... everybody knows Thailand is the sex-tourism capital of the world and in an environment like that...what do you expect? Disneyland?
This particular article, complete with the picture that says a thousand words and then ending with the little comment down at the end of the article: the guy spent 3 days 'banging' this gal and then apparently didn't pay her for her services.
And he's upset that she stole some money (actually...a LOT!).
I'm thinking though, if this guy came to Thailand with that kind of spending cash, and he 'stiffed' this girl (in more ways than one).... then I'm kinda thinking he deserves what he got.
I don't blame the girl for wanting to get paid for marketing the only talent she's got. Look at the guy. Robert Redford he's NOT. And he's got the nerve to appear at a police station in a foreign country dressed like he is in this picture.
I think Thais are extremely tolerant of bad behavior from foreigners. They've actually got a very nice country and the do a lot of things right.
The best part is at the end when Jack gets 'the treatment'. This gal is actually Jack's wife who apparently has her own channel right now. I think she's good, don't you? This is funny but it's the only one I've seen on her channel so far.
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Cortometraje finalista de la XII edición de Jameson Notodofilmfest dirigido por Pablo Guerrero.
This is funny too and, frankly, it shows what happens sooner or later when you treat sex like a game. It seems attractive at first but it gets worse instead of better (anybody who remembers Michael Caine in the movie "Alfie" will remember the same theme). And by the time you realize 'it' wasn't worth winning, it's too late to save anything of your innocence.
But, in this case, it's a good subject for a short film that's funny. This whole series...I don't know if they're all by a particular person or from this 'Notodofilmfest'. There's a bunch of them on YouTube that would especially be interesting to anybody who speaks Spanish.
If you've ever wondered why some Indians are hard to understand, this article will shed some light on the issue. It's a fact that the primary reason the 'voice' part of the call center industry has been taken over by the Philippines...this explains it.
I like this song. It's Khmer (Cambodian) language. In case you don't know, it sound similar (to western ears anyway) Thai. I've always wanted to learn Thai but I don't know if Thai and Khmer is structured similarly. Anyway, I thought this was an interesting video shot. Kinda makes Phnom Penh (PP) look interesting....to me.
I didn't realize this was the original group whose two albums I heard that first exposed me to this kind of music...but I now see that it is. Anyway, is a great concert to watch. I see from the notes that it was their concert in Turkey.
I can only suppose that the reason a lot of it sounds Arabic is because I believe the Ottoman Turks and maybe even the Arabs before that ruled Bulgaria for a while.
The duo that sings around the 31 mark.... I don't know what they're saying but it sounds funny. Listen to some of those sounds they make. You hear strange stuff like that in this style. I wish I knew more about it.
http://nkm.nadishana.com Nadishana - dzuddahord David Kuckhermann - udu, cajon Armin Metz - 6-string fretless bass Filmed by Julia Surba Dzuddahord is a blen...
I lied. One more. Even more incredible.
To notice here: The bass is a frettless 6 string. (I used to have one but I really couldn't play it :-) Also...headless.
The guitar guy....his lower guitar neck is actually a 12 string!! but he does incredibly fast notes. Amazing. And catch the 'harmonic' chimes that he does right at the end. That's very hard on a double stringed instrument.
He doesn't play the middle neck but he does, very briefly, strum the top 'mini' neck and it sounds like a sitar.
Uber cool. That guy in the middle much be a musical genius.
Here's another real nice one...I don't know if this is also a hang drum. What's interesting about it though is...listen to the upper register notes this drum duo reaches. I think it's the drum on the left that's getting those notes. Also this guy really has great tapping technique.
In Huntington Beach, California, a group has come together to help the area´s homeless by washing their clothes for them. The so-called Laundry Love movement started ten years ago and allows people to start a ´chapter´in their own neighborhood. There are now over 100 chapters around the country, both religious and non-religious.
I think this is a beautiful thing. I would participate if I was in the US.
I find this very good news. The Bible says a lot of cool things, including things like this, will be happening during the events leading up to our Rapture. Of course, any Christian who's really looked and listened to what God's Word says knows that His clock really revolves around Israel.
The time of the Gentiles, the group that I'm in and probably 99.999% of anybody who reads this post would be in, it's coming to an end..... as witnessed (sadly in some ways) by the fading away of America from the world scene.
America has done it's part, IMHO, and God's attention is turning back to the people He first loved, the Jews. For sure I think it's an exciting thing to be a part of. "We" indeed a chosen generation.
http://nadishana.com It's a studio version, made by overdubbing. You can see all 7 instruments at 6:17 Nadishana - bansuri, utar, cajudoo, cajon, concept & a...
The last one for tonight, I promise. But even better...it's 7 musicians. 2 hang-drums (of some sort), a box drum, bass guitar, acoustic guitar(amp'ed probably), keyboard, and a holed flute.
And listen to (1) the incredible things the guy does on that primitive, holed flute, and (2) in the middle, some of the incredible jazz flashes the guitar guy does...and you can tell he really digs it. :-)
CD available: http://hang-duo.com David Kuckhermann and Vladiswar Nadishana The featured instruments are: 1st Gen PanArt Hang Aeolian Tuning 2 SpBs by Victor...
Here's another one of those 'Hang Drum' videos. I like the sound. This video is interesting because of (1) It's a duet so you'll hear deeper harmonies, (2) both guys (but especially the guy on the right, show some awesome finger-techniques, i.e. rolls, multiple taps per hand, etc., and (3) it's interesting to note that both guys have play multiple drums but each has one particular note that isn't as melodious.
For the guy on the right, it's the note all the way on the other side of his primary drum. It just goes 'clungk'. The guy on the left, toward the end of the routine, he uses the drum on his far left and it has a clunky sounding note on the 7:pm side.
But still...it's pretty. I'd like to hear them play more Latin type stuff. I'll bet they could.
The Petrodollar is collapsing, and it's one of the biggest opportunities in the world right now...
This is one of the best high perspectives on the way the economy (and the world) is heading right now that I've every heard. If you don't know why the petrodollar is a financial dodo bird, you should listen to this.
I remember several years ago there used to be a guy named Lindsey Williams, supposedly a pastor, who used to appear on Alex Jones and some other alternative news shows. I liked him at first but then I sorta got where I didn't like his style. But I never found anything he said to be factually wrong.
He always claimed to have two secret friends, elite insiders from the oil business, who told him what they were actually planning. One of the things I never forgot him describing was how the US was screwing other countries who were buying our debt (i.e. in the form of US Treasuries and bonds).
Simon talks about how that came about in the podcast in this article. Basically it 'came down' like this:
Nixon took the US off the gold standard in 74, the US dollar started plummeting, Kissinger struck a deal with the Saudi's, who at that time were only beginning to crank up their oil production.
The deal was that they would buy our oil, in US dollars, and in return, we would give them protection and they would also buy our weapons (supporting the military-industrial complex). That's how the 'petrodollar' started.
And, as Simon (in this podcast) describes, for 40+ years the US dollar has been THE global standard of financial exchange. But the the is basically crapping on everybody right now and shoving everybody around.
Point is, they no longer have any reason to put up with it because the US doesn't have anything to offer. We probably couldn't even afford any reasonably effective regional military campaign.
Point is, Simon says the same thing that Lindsey did, i.e. that when the dollar tanks (which is imminent), all those US dollar denominated securities are going to be worthless and there's going a lot of really pissed of debt-holders.
There's more to it of course but it's a very interesting podcast and I highly recommend it. If you don't subscribe to www.sovereighnman.com I'd highly recommend it. It's superlative.