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Last night, or this morning as the case may be, the boys in brown were out in force near thong Lo on Suk. I don't recall the exact location, since it was dark, raining and I had inbibed a bit too much. my cab driver told me that they are out in force starting at about 2 a.m. every Friday, Saturday and Wednesday, and they are looking for falang. If they stop you, and you are drunk, they are going to play with you a bit, and my cab driver told me that they are looking for electronic cigarettes. The word on the street with the cabbies is that an electronic cigarette is worth 10000 Baht up to 40,000 baht to the cops, right there on the spot. So if you're into vaping, or have some funny urine, then you best find a different way out of the Nana area on Friday, Saturday and Wednesdays. The cabby also told me that is mostly younger falang that get the brunt of attention, which I can understand considering they took one look at my wrinkled and the graying hair and waved us right through.

 

I haven't been down there in a long time, and it was interesting, to say the least, that you could walk carry an umbrella since the vendors had been cleared up. However, there were still discrete card bars here and there. it is far less vibrant than it used to be, but it was far from being dead. It's just so sleazy no matter what they do.

 

I went down there because I had a young friend in town, and I know he's going to drive me nuts and make me go to soi cowboy with him tonight. Ugggg.

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I guess if there was a 30K 'fine' for no crash helmet they'd be more rigorous about enforcing that.  Getting paid obviously isn't enough they need serious cash incentive to get off their a** and do anything.

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30 minutes ago, Tony125 said:

If you dont smoke and start with this , might be bad again in long run. However for a smoker it's "more healthy" .

I would warn anyone starting smoking, dont do it. I dint listen to my father when i was young, many dont, you are in puberty

and even my father was smoking. 

But im also on an age where you get other problems, like high cholesterol. As medicine they give you statines.

THey dont tell you, you can have all kinds of physical problems with that. Not be able to walk anymore, break down q10 enzyme in your body,  you can get diabetes, you can have Parkinson disease and many more. Never the less they qualify it as medicine ?!!

And it is a billion dollar medicine, if your triglycerides are some high , you get it.

I stopped with it, due to heavy headaches everyday after a year. Doctor first said "migraine" , maybe but then due to statines, i stopped and the headaches go down.

I red about kurkuma for lowering cholesterol, seems to work as it lowered, though my specialist said "it will not work". All i know my triglycerides are down from 8 to 3, still some to high. but have one capsule/day, maybe 2/day ? 

In Thailand you have gold mining, where they use chemicals, so whole villages get sick. In Europe we had in 2016 another radioactive substance coming in from... Russia again. Just a tiny little message i found about it and no warning at all.

New policy , let the people just being high on their smartphones and dont say a thing. 

The lead in the petrol once, again another thing which gave diseases, thanks to just one guy, they finally stopped. Now we have other additives in it, healthy? What about "round up", chemical for crops used EVERYWHERE, then it is cancer improving and then it is ok ?! 

Probably in Thailand they want to protect the tobacco monopoly  and thats why its forbidden. Same as the kratom. It is grown and exported everywhere, except Thailand. Even Indonesia (muslim country) , they grow and sell. Only 7 countries in the world where it is forbidden and one of them is Thailand where it grew naturally.

It is just all about money and no one ever cares if you get sicker or not, the world just keeps on turning. The rich get richer and just step on you. We have all most 9 billion people, way too much, so what we care, if a common human dies on what he eats, drinks, or inhale. 

In this story you see again, its about money. The police can have 10000-40000 bath income.

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2 hours ago, SooKee said:

Getting paid obviously isn't enough they need serious cash incentive to get off their a** and do anything.

Not sure what pay is now but a few years ago entry level monthly police salary was below Baht 9000 and average overall was less than Baht 15,000 and they had to pay for their own uniform and firearm.  Considering how many highly paid police in the west "augment" their salaries, it's not hard to see why "getting paid obviously isn't" the greatest of all incentives to get off their a**es.

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18 minutes ago, Suradit69 said:

Not sure what pay is now but a few years ago entry level monthly police salary was below Baht 9000 and average overall was less than Baht 15,000 and they had to pay for their own uniform and firearm.  Considering how many highly paid police in the west "augment" their salaries, it's not hard to see why "getting paid obviously isn't" the greatest of all incentives to get off their a**es.

There speaks the number one Thai apologist. No matter the subject, the locals can do no wrong. Just track him for a while and see what I mean. I think he only does it to annoy people, he certainly succeeds with me.

 

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Why vaping would be illegal is ridiculous.  Then you add in the concept of 'probable cause' and there is no reason for the police to stop anyone unless they actually see someone doing something illegal.  Oh- forgot-  TIT

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56 minutes ago, Suradit69 said:

Not sure what pay is now but a few years ago entry level monthly police salary was below Baht 9000 and average overall was less than Baht 15,000 and they had to pay for their own uniform and firearm.  Considering how many highly paid police in the west "augment" their salaries, it's not hard to see why "getting paid obviously isn't" the greatest of all incentives to get off their a**es.

A corrupt government allows such a poor stanadrd of policing only. Disgusting operation  

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Shakedowns are nothing new. Be careful as there may be people impersonating the RTP. It should be an official checkpoint. If you’re breaking the law, you’ll probably have to pay. Nothing new. Doesn’t hurt to keep a lawyer handy or some one with connections. Either way. It’s pay one way or another. 

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Shakedowns are nothing new. Be careful as there may be people impersonating the RTP. It should be an official checkpoint. If you’re breaking the law, you’ll probably have to pay. Nothing new. Doesn’t hurt to keep a lawyer handy or some one with connections. Either way. It’s pay one way or another. 

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33 minutes ago, yougivemebaby said:

Shakedowns are nothing new. Be careful as there may be people impersonating the RTP. It should be an official checkpoint. If you’re breaking the law, you’ll probably have to pay. Nothing new. Doesn’t hurt to keep a lawyer handy or some one with connections. Either way. It’s pay one way or another. 

It was a very official checkpoint and has been referred to in the past. I brought it up nearly to advise people who like to party on sukhumvit

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I witnessed cops harrassing a group of 4 young Japanese about a month ago on Sukhumvit a few blocks south of Asoke. The cops were adamant that they were going to drag these kids to Thong Lor because one of them was smoking an electronic cigarette and he would have to pay a fine. I tried to point out the ridiculousness of this and suggested they take the offending item and warn the tourists that it's not allowed in public. They weren't having any of it.
Some obscure recent law held in the shadows (not creating any public awareness campaign) is a dirty sneaky way to extort money from your bread and butter tourists.

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2 hours ago, wcoast said:

Some obscure recent law held in the shadows (not creating any public awareness campaign) is a dirty sneaky way to extort money from your bread and butter tourists.

Indeed, the Japanese kids were the BiB's bread and butter tourists.

 

Personally, I find the BiB a right bunch of softies but maybe that's because I smile a lot, don't take them seriously as well as generally following the laws of LOS, of course.  

 

I do want to bring over my vape kit on my next visit (recently gave up smoking cigs) and barring any problems at the various airports that'll be that as won't vape on the street, just discreetly.

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7 hours ago, theguyfromanotherforum said:

Hey OP,  why don't you drop by Toronto for a few days? Watch some TIFF, vape and smoke some Broccoli - all legal in a civilized country.

I don't vape and broccoli isn't that important to me.

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17 hours ago, Suradit69 said:

Not sure what pay is now but a few years ago entry level monthly police salary was below Baht 9000 and average overall was less than Baht 15,000 and they had to pay for their own uniform and firearm.  Considering how many highly paid police in the west "augment" their salaries, it's not hard to see why "getting paid obviously isn't" the greatest of all incentives to get off their a**es.

I guess the “prejudice” comment at the bottom of your comments is a self portrait then.

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10 hours ago, theguyfromanotherforum said:

Hey OP,  why don't you drop by Toronto for a few days? Watch some TIFF, vape and smoke some Broccoli - all legal in a civilized country.

legalisation of recreational cannabis in Canada on 17 October. Is that the same as broccoli?  Don't know what TIFF is.

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49 minutes ago, Naamblar2014 said:

But could cause some issues if then wishing to visit the US.

    U.S. official: Canadian marijuana users, workers and investors risk lifetime border ban
    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/09/13/canada-weed-pot-border-783260

 

Practically isn't going to happen with the good herb being legal in many states including DC.

 

Just another chance to bash the US and off topic anyway.

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Noticed now that the tourist police actually have a tent/stall  just down from Asoke towards Nana and are grabbing litterers(mostly fag enders)and fining them there.Seems to be only operational up till early evening!

 

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3 minutes ago, sydneyjed said:

Noticed now that the tourist police actually have a tent/stall  just down from Asoke towards Nana and are grabbing litterers(mostly fag enders)and fining them there.Seems to be only operational up till early evening!

 

It's been there for years.  

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