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Title: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 09, 2022, 07:33:08 pm

Thailand has become the first country in Asia to decriminalise marijuana.
Now, people are allowed to grow and possess cannabis.
But the government's warning smoking in public could still land people in trouble.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL-o-BVaejg

I am so going to retire there.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr C on June 10, 2022, 07:35:04 am
It's been legal in Cambodia for "culinary use" for many years.  You can find "happy" pizza almost everywhere.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: L I on June 10, 2022, 07:48:44 am
Wow, didnít know that. I read in Vang Vieng there are restaurants with psychedelics in food. Mary Jane, too.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: D.L.Orean on June 10, 2022, 07:53:52 am
Wow, didnít know that. I read in Vang Vieng there are restaurants with psychedelics in food. Mary Jane, too.

(https://c.tenor.com/w6Ow10J0atMAAAAM/how-do-you-do-fellow-kids-steve-buscemi.gif)
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 10, 2022, 07:58:53 am

It just makes it so much more easier to go there after retirement. (Seven years and counting)

Hmm, Korea. Racists, soju, spitting, winter, stress...

Hmm, Thailand: Beaches, weed, disk golf, chill...

Difficult choice.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 10, 2022, 08:33:38 am
Hmm, Korea... soju,... winter,...

Hmm, Thailand: ... weed, disk golf,..
Easy choice for me.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: WhenInRome... on June 10, 2022, 01:10:20 pm
Thailand: I think we can all say we have found out the hard way in Phuket that the "woman" we were intimate with for 6 hours the previous night was actually a ladyboy.

Korea: The woman was probably a woman. Hairy, so difficult to tell what was really going on down there, but probably a woman. The penetration she gave me was with plastic. It must be plastic.

Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on June 10, 2022, 01:33:41 pm
Easy choice for me.

Ahh...the Canadian always shines through in the end. Well done Van Islander!   8)
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Renma on June 10, 2022, 01:48:50 pm
Thailand: I think we can all say we have found out the hard way in Phuket that the "woman" we were intimate with for 6 hours the previous night was actually a ladyboy.

Korea: The woman was probably a woman. Hairy, so difficult to tell what was really going on down there, but probably a woman. The penetration she gave me was with plastic. It must be plastic.



Sounds like that night in Phuket awakened something in you
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: WhenInRome... on June 10, 2022, 03:01:16 pm
Sounds like that night in Phuket awakened something in you

One weekend in Thailand, a lifetime of memories.  :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: kevingrabb on June 10, 2022, 03:05:06 pm
One weekend in Thailand, a lifetime of memories.  :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink:

Listen here, Sonny.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Liechtenstein on June 10, 2022, 03:17:32 pm
Wow, didnít know that. I read in Vang Vieng there are restaurants with psychedelics in food. Mary Jane, too.

This is true. Many restaurants have the same foods on 2 sides of the menu, the left side normal, the right side with "additives": weed, mushrooms and opium, your choice

FYI, the right side is more expensive!
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 10, 2022, 03:33:05 pm
This is true. Many restaurants have the same foods on 2 sides of the menu, the left side normal, the right side with "additives": weed, mushrooms and opium, your choice

FYI, the right side is more expensive!

I guess that's how you know in case there is a language barrier.  I spent a few days in Viang Vieng.  Gorgeous, and I loved tubing down the river.  But, it was so exhausting, what with stopping for beers along the way, that in the evening I would head to The Family Guy bar/restaurant and have a regular pizza. I didn't need any more intoxicants at the point in the evening. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on June 10, 2022, 09:17:30 pm
Back in late 1975 I was at a Gary Glitter concert with an older cousin and his mate. My cousin's mate asked me if i knew about Buddha. I said yeah, a god or something. He laughed and said 'you'll find out later'. At the end of the concert, another guy met up with us and sold my cousin and his mate a Buddha stick for $5. Yep, it was grass or rather heads wrapped on a stick...also known as a Thai stick. My first introduction to weed, imported from Thailand. Quite the rage in the mid to late 70s. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 13, 2022, 02:49:23 pm
Haha, I've noticed all Korean news websites like the Herald and
the Times have given this story a wide berth. This must be the
kind of information that makes Koreans brains seize up. They
have all been brainwashed since the Chun Doo-Hwan and Noh
Tae-Woo regimes to equate any drugs with satanism and
cannibalism.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 13, 2022, 06:09:56 pm
Haha, I've noticed all Korean news websites like the Herald and
the Times have given this story a wide berth. This must be the
kind of information that makes Koreans brains seize up. They
have all been brainwashed since the Chun Doo-Hwan and Noh
Tae-Woo regimes to equate any drugs with satanism and
cannibalism.
1) Probably should expand your scope beyond the Korean Times and Korean Herald.
2) Doesn't look like anyone's brain's seized up.
3) I think they're against drugs because 1) The history of the Opium Wars and what drugs did to East Asia and 2) it tends to do things like make you think the most importants story is weed being legalized in Thailand and other kinds of addict-type behavior where thigns relating to getting high become more important than other things.

https://www.news1.kr/articles/?4708836
https://www.fnnews.com/news/202206101108384082
http://www.dspdaily.com/news/view.php?no=19043
https://moneys.mt.co.kr/news/mwView.php?no=2022061014441245219&outlink=1
https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20220613074700076?input=1179m
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Kyndo on June 14, 2022, 09:16:27 am
I wish that Korea and Japan had chosen alcohol as the hill to die on rather than cannabis.

I enjoy a drink every now and then, but you know, it really *is* a lot worse in every way than a bit o' the green.
East Asian office culture would be so00000ooo much more awesome if, rather than getting hammered every evening in the hweshiks or whatever, they all went hotboxing together.  :laugh:
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 14, 2022, 10:17:04 am
I wish that Korea and Japan had chosen alcohol as the hill to die on rather than cannabis.

I enjoy a drink every now and then, but you know, it really *is* a lot worse in every way than a bit o' the green.
East Asian office culture would be so00000ooo much more awesome if, rather than getting hammered every evening in the hweshiks or whatever, they all went hotboxing together.  :laugh:
I dunno, while both stoners and boozers pressure you to join in their buzz. At least most boozers somewhat understand that increased consumption of their  product has potential downsides or at the very least is NOT a panacea.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Kyndo on June 14, 2022, 10:34:47 am
While that's true, let's compare the numbers of fatalities in the US (for no other reason than because they keep good stat records) attributed to alcohol to those attributed to THC:

Alcohol: 80,000 per year. (https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/alcohol-facts-and-statistics#:~:text=Alcohol%2DRelated%20Emergencies%20and%20Deaths%20in%20the%20United%20States&text=An%20estimated%2095%2C000%20people%20(approximately,death%20in%20the%20United%20States.)

Cannabis: 0 (https://www.drugpolicyfacts.org/chapter/causes_of_death)

That's a pretty substantial difference, and that difference is even greater when one starts to include those substances as contributing factors towards death (suicide, car accidents, violence etc).

One might *prefer* one over the other, but it's pretty clear which substance is a bigger detriment to a society.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 14, 2022, 11:12:59 am
While that's true, let's compare the numbers of fatalities in the US (for no other reason than because they keep good stat records) attributed to alcohol to those attributed to THC:

Alcohol: 80,000 per year. (https://www.niaaa.nih.gov/publications/brochures-and-fact-sheets/alcohol-facts-and-statistics#:~:text=Alcohol%2DRelated%20Emergencies%20and%20Deaths%20in%20the%20United%20States&text=An%20estimated%2095%2C000%20people%20(approximately,death%20in%20the%20United%20States.)

Cannabis: 0 (https://www.drugpolicyfacts.org/chapter/causes_of_death)

That's a pretty substantial difference, and that difference is even greater when one starts to include those substances as contributing factors towards death (suicide, car accidents, violence etc).

One might *prefer* one over the other, but it's pretty clear which substance is a bigger detriment to a society.

My point exactly. But don't show Koreans these statistics. They
have been so heavily brainwashed that the numbers would not
register and you would be automatically labelled a societal freak
and outcast for uttering such blasphemy.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: L I on June 14, 2022, 11:17:04 am
Marijuana makes a person more cautious. Alcohol makes a person more reckless. Meaning more accidents. More domestic violence. More sexual assaults.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Kyndo on June 14, 2022, 12:39:28 pm
But don't show Koreans these statistics. They
have been so heavily brainwashed that the numbers would not
register and you would be automatically labelled a societal freak
and outcast for uttering such blasphemy.

I'm currently reading another thread where, upon providing stats that show a fact counter to the other poster's claim, they counter that it's not true in their experience, and therefor the stats must be wrong.

Belief perseverance (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belief_perseverance) is incredibly annoying . Especially online where you can't just slap good sense into those who need it.  :laugh:

But seriously, I think that in Korea, the issue is that since there is effectively no pot here, it isn't so much that it's better or worse than alcohol, it's that it would be just another vice added to society *in addition* to alcohol.
   I think studies showing that pot can replace and mitigate the negative effects that alcohol has on society would be more convincing to the average Korean than a study showing how relatively harmless it is.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 14, 2022, 12:57:52 pm
That's a pretty substantial difference, and that difference is even greater when one starts to include those substances as contributing factors towards death (suicide, car accidents, violence etc).

One might *prefer* one over the other, but it's pretty clear which substance is a bigger detriment to a society.
What if there's lost opportunity when a society embraces mass consumption of cannabis? While some people can be high-functioning on both alcohol and cannabis, that's not the case for everyone.

Personally, I generally favor decriminalization, but I understand why some countries don't want to and don't see any real appeal in cannabis consumption. And that's just fine. Honestly, sometimes the pro-pot people can go a bit overboard. Cannabis is not a panacea. It's just another way homosapiens trigger endorphins in themselves albeit with some more psychoactive effects.

   I think studies showing that pot can replace and mitigate the negative effects that alcohol has on society would be more convincing to the average Korean than a study showing how relatively harmless it is.
Also, westerners telling Koreans "Why can't you be more mellow like these tropical/islander folks that rank far lower on economic development, industry, education, etc. vs. your country which has no natural resources and transformed itself into an economic dynamo and is currently, punching wayyyy above its weight as a culture exporter to the world at the moment" might not be the convincing argument some here seem to think it is.

In fact, it sort of makes the case why cannabis consumption is perhaps NOT a good thing- It may not kill you, but even when sober it seems to start to mess up your judgment.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 14, 2022, 01:09:48 pm

Also, westerners telling Koreans "Why can't you be more mellow like these tropical/islander folks that rank far lower on economic development, industry, education, etc. vs. your country which has no natural resources and transformed itself into an economic dynamo and is currently, punching wayyyy above its weight as a culture exporter to the world at the moment" might not be the convincing argument some here seem to think it is.


Also DeFartino expertly explaining Thailand when he has never been there. Haha

I guess the amazing economic dynamo is what makes this place such a nice place
to live. I was wondering why so many Koreans kill themselves and why younger
people loath to have children. Thanks for explaining!


Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Kyndo on June 14, 2022, 01:10:59 pm
What if there's lost opportunity when a society embraces mass consumption of cannabis? While some people can be high-functioning on both alcohol and cannabis, that's not the case for everyone.
I'm sure there *is*.
Like I said in the comment just above, if cannabis is ever to be considered *beneficial* to a society, one would have to examine if the introduction of this vice might displace more malignant vices (like booze, or, uh, rubbing alcohol or whatever). For example, if it were decriminalized and popularized here in Korea, would we see a down-tick in alcohol consumption, and would that displace the cost of everybody just chillin' at home and munching crisps all day?

I just dug up a forbes article that shows that increased availability of pot *does* in fact impact (ie reduce) alcohol related harm, although I couldn't read past the intro 'cause I refuse to turn on cookies so I can't relate the exact details.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/amandasiebert/2020/11/30/cannabis-as-harm-reduction-study-shows-patients-who-use-cannabis-drink-less-alcohol/?sh=4c9a8fa17c6a

Personally, I generally favor decriminalization, but I understand why some countries don't want to and don't see any real appeal in cannabis consumption. And that's just fine. Honestly, sometimes the pro-pot people can go a bit overboard. Cannabis is not a panacea. It's just another way homosapiens trigger endorphins in themselves albeit with some more psychoactive effects.
I favour it's decriminalization as well, although it doesn't really affect me either way.  :undecided:
 Also, unless they, like, you know, drive a Scooby bus, I don't think anybody really considers it a panacea.
It's all about balancing pros and cons, and I feel that the former *do* outweigh the latter in most cases. Would Korea be one of them? I think so, but I doubt we'll find out any time soon.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 14, 2022, 01:11:54 pm
Also, a lot of people are just buzzfiends.

What do I mean?
I had this one coworker, who constantly smoked weed from wake n' bake to before bed. Didn't drink. But one day she couldn't score a bag- just one of those weird freak days where every single one of her connections was out/busy/out of town/etc. We could smoke her down at work but what would she do when she got home? So what did she do? Went down to the liquor store and bought a fifth of 5-0 and some juice. Why? She was a buzzfiend. If all the liquor stores in the city had suddenly burned to the ground, she would have looked for a sock and some spray paint. Or gone in on rubbing alcohol or who knows what else. But she needed, as some have put it, "something to take the edge off."

I don't know whether that speaks to legalizing or not legalizing cannabis, but it is what's being dealt with to some degree out there. People addicted purely to endorphins and dopamine, not really to specific drugs.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 14, 2022, 01:14:38 pm
Also DeFartino expertly explaining Thailand when he has never been there. Haha
I need to have visited Thailand or been there to know it ranks substantially lower on economic development, industry, education?

Really?

Folks this is exactly why you being a buzzfiend can cause your thinking to go south. You do things like conflate your experience in a resort town as a tourist with the general lifestyle enjoyed by the population and overlook things like statistics. You also make errors in critical thinking like believing you need to visit a country to make assumptions on where it ranks on certain things involving common and universally accepted information such as economic development, industry and education.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 14, 2022, 01:36:46 pm

I need to have visited Thailand or been there to know it ranks substantially lower on economic development, industry, education?


Yes. You will learn that many things in life can't be quantified or listed on
a Wikipedia page.

In fact, probably the most important things can't. However These are concepts
that come with travel and experience.
 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 14, 2022, 02:34:45 pm
Yes. You will learn that many things in life can't be quantified or listed on
a Wikipedia page.

In fact, probably the most important things can't. However These are concepts
that come with travel and experience.
 

Doing a lot of empirical research on Thailand's economy, social services, health care, exports, education, etc. down there during your vacation in Phuket or Bangkok while getting high and enjoying the beach?
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on June 14, 2022, 02:47:57 pm
On my 'never going to happen, but wish it would' bucket list, is to go to America and visit some weed shops, then sample some of the weed shop's products. True! Then I want to go on a self driven tour and have a look at really 'small town' America. Maybe even go have a look for 'Bigfoot' up in Northern Cali  8) :smiley:
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 14, 2022, 07:18:48 pm
We all know smoking marijuana makes one work harder and achieve more. Deadbeats consume whiskey. Then again,... Pot smokers are more prone to violence and hard liquor reduces cancer risk.... In bizarro world.

In Thailand, the Land of Smiles, foreigners are welcome to come, drop their cash, eat, drink, sleep, **** and smoke, as long as they smile, fit in rather than stand out: go with the flow; don't make waves. Then, days or a few weeks later, GTFO of the country (unless you marry a local and the family drills and pumps that resource dry).

My month in Thailand was not in touristy Phuket or any of the southern isles. Most of it in Chang Mai, Bangkok and touring the northeast and east. I did spend a few days in Hua Hin, the King's beach getaway town, but it got old fast: too many typical tourists, not enough interesting, open locals.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Orkblut on June 14, 2022, 08:04:49 pm
My month in Thailand was not in touristy Phuket or any of the southern isles. Most of it in Chang Mai, Bangkok and touring the northeast and east. I did spend a few days in Hua Hin, the King's beach getaway town, but it got old fast: too many typical tourists, not enough interesting, open locals.

What happened to that bar girl you fell in love with? I remember your posts about her, about planning to visit her again asap.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 14, 2022, 09:04:57 pm
What happened to that bar girl you fell in love with? I remember your posts about her, about planning to visit her again asap.
Lol.

I've never given a bar girl 10 minutes of my life. I have bought a drink then FO. I can't fathom what those who entertain bar girls talk about.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: kevingrabb on June 14, 2022, 09:26:15 pm
I can't fathom what those who entertain bar girls talk about.

  :afro: "So, we might f**k later. heh, pretty cool."

 :-* "How much money in your wallet?"

 :afro: "Not sure. Anyway, it's really cool you came over and talked to me. I heard Thai people are really chill. The women in Canada won't top blathering on about how they don't want to chained to the stove and how every man is a rapist. And let me tell you, I am NOT a rapist. It is pretty cool how I'm trying to f**k you though. And you laughed!! Yeah, you did! You like me, huh?"

 :-* "You are most handsome man I ever seen, baby! Can you count how much is in wallet? Please, baby"

 :afro: internally Gawd, I f**king slay.



Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 14, 2022, 10:15:27 pm
CO2... if you had sex with locals in Thailand, then get yourself tested.

I have had sex with 9 people in my life. If you lost count, get yourself tested.

Too many waygooks with blisters on their lip. I asked once about a guy's bumps (years before the Internet informed me). Opps.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr. DeMartino on June 14, 2022, 11:30:43 pm
I'm definitely in the four figures when it comes to the poon tang. Never been tested but everything down there is green and oozes green.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: kevingrabb on June 15, 2022, 08:08:06 am
CO2... if you had sex with locals in Thailand, then get yourself tested.
Do you know............... ..... creative writing?
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: D.L.Orean on June 15, 2022, 08:25:24 am
Do you know............... ..... creative writing?

Instead of making up excuses, how about you go get tested? Can't trust those bar girls
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: kevingrabb on June 15, 2022, 08:41:13 am
I have had sex with 9 people in my life.
Hold on, I read this at 4AM when I woke up for a spell.

I didn't quite get this then. Did you honestly just tell us that? Jesus.............
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Renma on June 15, 2022, 08:43:11 am
He's a gift that keeps on giving
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 15, 2022, 10:00:17 am
You can't handle the truth!

I dated my first girlfriend for 4 years, dated another for a year, dated another for 2 years then married her for 5 years and then on the rebound had a 2-year engagement to another. That's 4 by age 31. Had 5 since.

Why it makes CO2 gasp to hear a man speak openly about his love life is beyond me. I guess mothers counsel otherwise.

To the point: I spent a great month in Thailand, mostly in Chang Mai, and my greatest experience was either riding an elephant or sitting and playing with a monkey; and eating Thai food. Heck, traveling through villages was epic, too. The whole trip was great. I avoided the touristy areas. I feared disease so didn't accept any of the offers for "long time".

Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 15, 2022, 10:16:02 am
Do you know............... ..... creative writing?
Van's straight man post somehow managed to be more hilarious than a very good creative writing effort AND a parody account.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 15, 2022, 10:22:32 am
Truth is stranger than fiction.

"Call it straight and let the chips fall as they may" as my dad's bud used to say. (My dad was like 'shut up' when it comes to talking to people outside the family; i didn't respect the boundary).

The most unexpected joyful day was in a village where I asked for a cold drink and an hour later bags of ice were dumped into a cooler with bottles of beer as i sat with two families eating a fabulous meal in the driveway/concrete entryway to their home, two English speakers were invited to translate, lots of laughs all around. I left after dark, unsure of where the hours had gone.

I have had two such experiences in Korea: at Myeongsashimni near Wando in the summer of '03 and on Ulleungdo in '06.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on June 15, 2022, 10:33:47 am
Truth is stranger than fiction.

 ...my dad's bud used to say.

Now that's funny. Your father must of grown some wickedly good grass, if you thought it used to talk to you  8) :smiley:
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 15, 2022, 11:22:48 am
On my 'never going to happen, but wish it would' bucket list, is to go to America and visit some weed shops, then sample some of the weed shop's products. True! Then I want to go on a self driven tour and have a look at really 'small town' America. Maybe even go have a look for 'Bigfoot' up in Northern Cali  8) :smiley:

The bigfoot of northern California is a hoax.  The only 100% confirmed sightings of Big Foot occurred on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.  He was driving a Korando.  They have lots of weed there, too. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 15, 2022, 11:45:18 am
  :afro: "So, we might f**k later. heh, pretty cool."

 :-* "How much money in your wallet?"

 :afro: "Not sure. Anyway, it's really cool you came over and talked to me. I heard Thai people are really chill. The women in Canada won't top blathering on about how they don't want to chained to the stove and how every man is a rapist. And let me tell you, I am NOT a rapist. It is pretty cool how I'm trying to f**k you though. And you laughed!! Yeah, you did! You like me, huh?"

 :-* "You are most handsome man I ever seen, baby! Can you count how much is in wallet? Please, baby"

 :afro: internally Gawd, I f**king slay.

I got it was creative writing as it was too cliched and stereotyped to be based on actually having been to Thailand.  Thai bar girls can provide a great atmosphere and be great fun outside of the "I go home with you later, na?"  option.  The beer bar girls you find in a lot of touristy areas are working in open sois or spaces with dozens of other bars around them.  Each bar can only handle about eight people on average seated.  It's all open air so if you don't like it just move on.  There will be plenty of couples and amazingly even families.  As a single guy who just wants to chill out and enjoy the atmosphere you may have to move on if a girl keeps bugging you, but they'll figure it out and the bar boss will put an end to it very quickly if any of the girls are being too pushy.  They want you at the bar drinking.  A lot of those girls have a great attitude and are having fun.  They love corny jokes.  They found unsubtle sexual innuendo from some want to be Don Juan hilarious.  One of the corny jokes that was making the rounds last time I was there was responding to someone saying "How are you?"  with "I'm fat, thank you, and you?"  They could do it ten times in a row and still bust a gut.  It was contagious.  "Smell you later" would've slayed down there. 

Anyways, my point is those who have never gone imagine it far differently than it actually is.  There are certainly some predators there, but the "Hey sexy man" thing is openly jokingly used on men that are clearly not sexy. And most of them get that.  The suckers that don't are played to perfection, but unless they're really stupid are just going to over pay for shit and loan a few thousand baht for a sick buffalo.  You can go into those beer bars that are in open spaces and not be pressured into pulling a girl and they will still happily socialize with you  Let you play your own music.  They'll ask you to ring the bell to buy the bar a round or buy an expensive lady drink but if you politely decline that'll be the end of the story.  Most regulars to that scene will offer to buy them a beer at the same price you're paying and they'll happily accept and party with you.   I have been in juicy bars up in Itaewon where the pressure to get you to spend big money is relentless.  No fun at all.  If in Thailand don't be afraid of hitting the beer bars.  You'll have a blast.  Getting ripped off is a choice you'll make.  Overall, they're not aggressively predatory. 

That being said, the sagest advice anyone will give you going to Thailand is have fun with them, but don't fall in love with a bar girl. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 15, 2022, 11:57:19 am
Why people are enamored (outside of natural beauty) in the sense of wanting live there in leisure (rather than live there in assistance) of a place where a considerable number of people live in abject poverty to where the sex trade is so rampant.

Seems like the power-money imbalance is exactly what the appeal is. You see this in how they write about the places- it's always how it's good for them, never about the conditions the locals are living in. "Thailand is a great country because there's lots of cheap hookers and legal drugs! Other countries should be like them!"  :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: kevingrabb on June 15, 2022, 12:09:59 pm
I got it was creative writing as it was too cliched and stereotyped to be based on actually having been to Thailand.
Yeah, I've never even been to Thailand and don't really have an interest.

(Yes, you had fun there. I'm sure if I went I'd enjoy it. Do not give me a 2 page thing on why I'm wrong. I don't care. There are a dozen countires OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD that I'd rather visit. Don't waste your time.
"BUT ELEPHANTS" They're huge and ugly and I don't give a shit, thanks)


I merely channeled what I thought a sexpat might say hahahaha I do wonder if Van thinks that I did that? It's so damn on the nose, like..... how?

And then we get the number of notches on his bedpost. Bizarre. That's "lads in a pub" talk, dude. Not necessarily "No one asked, but imma tell you all here on this teaching forum" talk.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 15, 2022, 12:20:51 pm
Yeah, I've never even been to Thailand and don't really have an interest.

(Yes, you had fun there. I'm sure if I went I'd enjoy it. Do not give me a 2 page thing on why I'm wrong. I don't care. There are a dozen countires OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD that I'd rather visit. Don't waste your time.


No.  I'll feel free to write as much as I want if someone who has never been somewhere somehow is compelled to write some stereotyped nonsense, whether you care or not.  Don't put something out there based on zero experience and then tell people not to respond.  If you don't want people to respond, don't put it out there.  Thailand can be a fascinating place without ever seeing a beach, bar girl or an elephant.  Bangkok is in a different league than Seoul, and light years ahead in terms of craft beers.  You should set aside any bias you have towards it and pop on down to the Big Mango.  You'd clearly be surprised.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: kevingrabb on June 15, 2022, 12:28:12 pm
Augustiner, I wasn't really responding to attack you. It's alright. And the italicised part was to save anyone from that, not you specifically. Sorry if what I said sounded aggressive.

Van Islander opened an oppurtunity for me to make fun of a creepy sexpatty guy. That's all. Thailand happened to be the setting, I didn't target it specifically.

And yeah, I'm sure it's nice. But it ain't on my radar for travel at all. Sorry. (And yes, the creepy sexpatty culture in certain parts is not indicative of 99.9999% percent of it. I know)

Just everytime I say I have no interest I get "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O, IT'S SO GOOD!!!!!"

I'd like to visit every country, honestly. But I can't and I have to choose, haha. It simply isn't up there for me just like Cambodia's Killing Fields (for me) wouldn't interest the vast majority of people.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 15, 2022, 12:34:21 pm
The bigfoot of northern California is a hoax.  The only 100% confirmed sightings of Big Foot occurred on Vancouver Island in British Columbia.  He was driving a Korando.  They have lots of weed there, too. 
Maybe but:

1. I have only driven a Korando in South Korea (since 2009 - i used to detail my travels before they were trashed, so i stfu hereabouts these days).

2.  I spent my first 21 years entirely in the Canadian province of B.C. where thirty years ago marijuana was estimated as a somewhere near $2 billion underground industry, 2nd to logging for the province. Even my best friend smoked. I didn't. I did 2nd hand buzz at a prof's house party when i was in grad school. I first and only toked with a friend - when i was outside the province - who urged so, at age 29, eating like donuts (i don't like donuts usually).

3. I don't believe in Big Foot and family photos at monunents in B.C. i roll my eyes or smirk. The possibility of a genetic reminant in the wild, k. Just like the possibility of alien life having the technology to come anywhere near our galaxy, let alone our solar system. Don't be so gullible. Possibility ain't probability; i.e., Big Foot and aliens here now, both hiding, is a possibility but the probability is a zero point zero something (0.05 % - wait, that is too much).
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: kevingrabb on June 15, 2022, 12:40:53 pm
Why people are enamored (outside of natural beauty) in the sense of wanting live there in leisure (rather than live there in assistance) of a place where a considerable number of people live in abject poverty to where the sex trade is so rampant.

Yeah, it's like those videos where a Western guy goes to a decent restaurant in Cameroun and loudly proclaims "WOW. This is only 1.25????? I could eat here 3 times a day for the next 2 weeks by working an afternoon shift in Massachusetts!!"

Like, dude. They know. You sound like a total asshole, though.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on June 15, 2022, 12:46:27 pm

3. I don't believe in Big Foot and family photos at monunents in B.C. i roll my eyes or smirk. The possibility of a genetic reminant in the wild, k. Just like the possibility of alien life having the technology to come anywhere near our galaxy, let alone our solar system. Don't be so gumble. Possibility ain't probability; i.e., Big Foot and aliens here now, both hiding, is a possibility but the probability is a zeto point zero something (0.05 % - wait, that is too much).

Disagree! Sasquatch are real, aliens do visit, and Dogman has been spotted numerous times. However, it's ok to doubt the existence of 'Mothman.'   :sad: ;D
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 15, 2022, 12:51:01 pm
And then we get the number of notches on his bedpost. Bizarre. That's "lads in a pub" talk, dude. Not necessarily "No one asked, but imma tell you all here on this teaching forum" talk.
1. You have talked about much less relevant topics on this board.
2. I have a single-digit history by age 53.  Dang, that ain't  notches on the bedpost kind of talk, quite the opposite!

My Korean bud who I watch films with once a week (his wife and daughter go to granny's) says he LOST COUNT in his twenties.

I thought i made clear: I was careful to avoid disease during my month in Thailand, given my longterm relationships history not one-nighters.

Thailand has a lot more to offer than the southern islands, Pattaya and Bangkok. That has been my experience. I never made it south of Hua Hin. (I like spicy food, maybe i should have wandered down; i'd planned a Malaysia trip for 2020 but COVID19 ended that.)
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 15, 2022, 12:54:10 pm
Why people are enamored (outside of natural beauty) in the sense of wanting live there in leisure (rather than live there in assistance) of a place where a considerable number of people live in abject poverty to where the sex trade is so rampant.

Seems like the power-money imbalance is exactly what the appeal is. You see this in how they write about the places- it's always how it's good for them, never about the conditions the locals are living in. "Thailand is a great country because there's lots of cheap hookers and legal drugs! Other countries should be like them!"  :rolleyes:

There is a lot of corruption and many people do live in poverty while some Red Bull heir that drove down and killed a police officer has his investigation transparently bungled by the authorities.  I read a book from some Thai journalist that covered a bunch of stories that made me think "I'm glad I'm not Thai."  But, I see old ladies bent over pushing carts in sweltering summer heat  here, so be careful how you judge.  My ex-Thai wife's family was poor.  When I went up to her mom's home there were big election posters that were used to cover gaps in the walls.  But, they were simple farmers and always had food and watched TV and had a tight supportive family living in their village.  It's not for us to come in and judge them to be miserable because of our standards. 

We have two posters here who have never been to Thailand stepping and making the most cliched claims to what tourists and residents get up to in that country.  If a westerner came to Korea for a week we could pretty well assume those trips would share a number of features.  They'd have gone on a DMZ tour, visited a temple, a palace and Insa-dong. Taken a selfie in Gangnam.  Shopped in Myeong Deong and Namdaemun and eaten in Itaewon.  It would take a lot more than two pages to sum up what the myriad of tourists that go to Thailand will get up to.  There's just no comparison, and to think all the couples and families that go there are going for the sex trade is beyond ignorant.  Thailand doesn't hide its sex trade. Korea tries to.  Look at Bangkok architecture with condos alone.  Compare it to the finest Hillstate apts. you can find.  Bangkok has been taking in tourists and ex-pats by the boatload from all around the world for decades.  No one is interested in what some fish pant wearing, white dreadlocked traveller who surrounds himself with other foreigners in Khao San Rd. is saying about Thailand.  There's a whole other world.

I had a friend from back home who was working for a high profile Spanish group that came here on business.  We met up for a drink and I met some of his Spanish colleagues.  They asked why anyone would want to come here on holiday from Spain?  Said it had nothing they couldn't find better back home.  Kind of an asshole thing to say but part of their trip had involved meetings about the lack of reciprocal Spanish tourists, so there was some context.  I said it's a more interesting place to live, than to just come to as a tourist.  That sums up Korea for me.  You've got to get to know it. 

If my only option for a vacation this summer is going camping in some Korean campground in sweltering heat and humidity after stocking up on food options at some rural Hanaro Mart, or kicking around Bangkok and taking shelter on some pub patio or balcony to have a cold one while the summer evening storms give a light show and pour buckets for an hour or two, I'll take Bangkok.  And my trip won't involve hookers or drugs. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 15, 2022, 12:54:54 pm

Folks this is exactly why you being a buzzfiend can cause your thinking to go south. You do things like conflate your experience in a resort town as a tourist with the general lifestyle enjoyed by the population and overlook things like statistics. You also make errors in critical thinking like believing you need to visit a country to make assumptions on where it ranks on certain things involving common and universally accepted information such as economic development, industry and education.


Damn, you must be a freaking blast at parties, eh? Everybody chilling out and
having a good time and you are whining about  economic development, industry and education.

Haha

Oh wait, am I conflating again?

Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 15, 2022, 01:05:19 pm
Augustiner, I wasn't really responding to attack you. It's alright. And the italicised part was to save anyone from that, not you specifically. Sorry if what I said sounded aggressive.

Van Islander opened an oppurtunity for me to make fun of a creepy sexpatty guy. That's all. Thailand happened to be the setting, I didn't target it specifically.

And yeah, I'm sure it's nice. But it ain't on my radar for travel at all. Sorry. (And yes, the creepy sexpatty culture in certain parts is not indicative of 99.9999% percent of it. I know)

Just everytime I say I have no interest I get "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O, IT'S SO GOOD!!!!!"

I'd like to visit every country, honestly. But I can't and I have to choose, haha. It simply isn't up there for me just like Cambodia's Killing Fields (for me) wouldn't interest the vast majority of people.


I get it. Like I mentioned above, it's the Khao San Rd. travellers that consider themselves a notch above tourists that come back and rave about their trip to Thailand that avoided all history, actual neigbourhoods and as much Thais as possible (outside of Oam at the local bungalow restaurant where they gathered and ate spaghetti bolognese) that can turn off people to heading to Thailand. And any tourist that would recommend Pattaya outside of a one night "Holy Sh*t, I've never seen anything like this on the planet!"  should not be taken seriously.  For all it's good, Thailand still attracts an exceptional amount of people I like to avoid. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 15, 2022, 01:30:14 pm
Now that's funny. Your father must of grown some wickedly good grass, if you thought it used to talk to you  8) :smiley:
My dad's bud was his buddy = friend.

Of course you twisted it for humor. Such is the Internet. Still, you being my senior you might appreciate my dad's take on B.C.'s longstanding cash crop: In the 1960's he was passed a rolled joint at a party and puffed and thereafter threw up "a good bottle" of whiskey, never again touching the weed. My dad smoked tobacco for 63 years before lung cancer took him.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on June 15, 2022, 01:38:51 pm
Just a bit of fun with zero malice in it Van. Although you do sometimes set yourself up.

"My senior', Haha good one...I'm still only late middle age  :sad:

Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 15, 2022, 01:50:41 pm
"My senior', Haha good one...I'm still only late middle age  :sad:
You remember when some people on the block didn't have color TV yet. You remember when Star Wars figurines were in every corner store and pharmacy. You have cultural memories my 53-year-old body wasn't around to experience.

I hear Thailand used to be a sailor's paradise.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 15, 2022, 01:58:59 pm
You remember when some people on the block didn't have color TV yet. You remember when Star Wars figurines were in every corner store and pharmacy. You have cultural memories my 53-year-old body wasn't around to experience.


At 53 you should remember the Star Wars figurines.  I am younger than you and I remember those. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 15, 2022, 02:00:25 pm

I hear Thailand used to be a sailor's paradise.

That's true.  A lot of people were upset when they paved over the ocean.  Real shame. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on June 15, 2022, 02:26:20 pm
You remember when some people on the block didn't have color TV yet. You remember when Star Wars figurines were in every corner store and pharmacy. You have cultural memories my 53-year-old body wasn't around to experience.

I hear Thailand used to be a sailor's paradise.

Yes, the cries of 'Hello Sailor...you big boy you...', still bounce around inside my head. Except it wasn't in Thailand. Never been there!

You got me on the 'Black and White' TVs though.

Oh! It wasn't some people, it was everyone. The first color TV in my village was bought by a sheep farmer in 1974. My family went and watched some Commonwealth Games on it.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 15, 2022, 03:52:24 pm

The first color TV in my village was bought by a sheep farmer in 1974. My family went and watched some Commonwealth Games on it.


Scotland or Ireland?
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on June 15, 2022, 03:55:04 pm
Scotland or Ireland?


New Zealand.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: grimlock2 on June 15, 2022, 05:26:03 pm
Yeah, fancy people saying they know people personally from a certain demographic to try and win an argument.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: L I on June 16, 2022, 06:22:56 am
i'd planned a Malaysia trip for 2020 but COVID19 ended that.

Still not able to go because of Covid? Long delay! ㅠㅠ I pray this world gets back to normal soon.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: confusedsafferinkorea on June 16, 2022, 09:35:08 am
Dmart, you are very critical of those who wish to live in less developed countries other than your glorious Korea.  You must remember different courses for different horses.  For me I love living in the Philippines and despite there being widespread poverty I can tell you the average Filipino is way happier than some Koreans and the like.

Now, you must remember a lot of foreigners there and I suppose in Thailand too, make a huge contribution to improving the lot of the locals. What do I mean by that? Well, where I live there are many upmarket resorts and mostly owned by rich Filipinos who pay their workers less than minimum wage, while on the other hand the resorts owned by foreigners pay way above the minimum wage and thus the locals way prefer to work for foreigners. That's a positive contribution made by foreigners living there.

As for me, I am not rich enough to own a resort, so I contribute in other ways like if I hire someone to do work for me, I pay above average wages and are far less demanding than the rich locals. In the Philippines there are hundreds if not thousands of sari-sari stores (mom and pop stores) and the one closest to my house is where we buy a lot of our daily requirements. We are thus supporting the locals and not the rich Filipino businessmen. When I go to buy things, I often see impoverished kids with a couple of pesos buying a little rice and dried fish and I often pay for that for them and add some candy for them. I am NOT saying this to get people to think I am great, it is just to illustrate a point.

Recently my island was hit by a massive typhoon that laid waste to much of it. It was the foreigners, not the local businessmen that got food parcels together and helped people that lost everything and I mean everything.

So get off your pedestal and stop being so condescending. Marty, you do actually have to visit a place before you can comment despite your saying to the contrary. Looking at stats is NOT a true picture.

By the way, Thailand has got a VERY good medical care system. I know that because my Thai friend works in a hospital and she tells me of all the excellent facilities they have and it is open to all Thai people.

Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: kevingrabb on June 16, 2022, 10:03:54 am
I can tell you the average Filipino is way happier than some Koreans and the like.
I'm not here to pick a fight, but this is inherently true and impossible to argue, haha.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 16, 2022, 11:34:55 am
I'm not here to pick a fight, but this is inherently true and impossible to argue, haha.
That well appears to be the case.

But then again, if one were raising a family, while Korea may not be ideal, I doubt many of us would choose the rural/urban situation many Filipinos are living in. In other words, happiness doesn't build quality educational facilities, provide healthcare, ensure safety from crime, and other concrete things that economic development offers.

It would also be interesting to see if there's an economic element within Filipino society when it comes to happiness- are rich and upper-middle class Filipinos as happy as their poor and working class counterparts?
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: kevingrabb on June 16, 2022, 12:21:44 pm
A person who goes down there to get f*cked up and bust a nut isn't doing it to help the locals, they're doing it to help themselves. [/b]

Win-win, baby. Win-win.......
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 16, 2022, 12:50:04 pm
Win-win, baby. Win-win.......

You're wasting your breath.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 16, 2022, 12:53:40 pm
Now, you must remember a lot of foreigners there and I suppose in Thailand too, make a huge contribution to improving the lot of the locals. What do I mean by that? Well, where I live there are many upmarket resorts and mostly owned by rich Filipinos who pay their workers less than minimum wage, while on the other hand the resorts owned by foreigners pay way above the minimum wage and thus the locals way prefer to work for foreigners. That's a positive contribution made by foreigners living there.
Yeah, that's the reason those corporate resorts are there- To uplift the Filipino people.

"Aren't I such a good guy? My multimillion dollar corporation is paying an extra 10 cents above minimum wage. I'm a real philanthropist!"

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As for me, I am not rich enough to own a resort, so I contribute in other ways like if I hire someone to do work for me, I pay above average wages and are far less demanding than the rich locals. In the Philippines there are hundreds if not thousands of sari-sari stores (mom and pop stores) and the one closest to my house is where we buy a lot of our daily requirements. We are thus supporting the locals and not the rich Filipino businessmen. When I go to buy things, I often see impoverished kids with a couple of pesos buying a little rice and dried fish and I often pay for that for them and add some candy for them. I am NOT saying this to get people to think I am great, it is just to illustrate a point.
Dude are you actually trying to big yourself up for buying sh*t from a store? "Look at how much I support the locals- I buy a Pepsi at the local corner store, not like that evil local businessman who employs 2,000 people at his factory. He doesn't help anyone with his business and spending."

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you do actually have to visit a place before you can comment despite your saying to the contrary. Looking at stats is NOT a true picture.
Right, the stats are lying. The REAL story is some NET who describes the Gangnam Station area as some sort of zone for "the elite" and the alley behind the CGV there, where his one-room hovel was as some sort of "luxury neighborhood" that also was apparently filled with condoms like they were landmines, as though none of us had ever been to the Gangnam Station area for ourselves and thus didn't know what the conditions were.

Yeah, that's a reliable source vs. people who study this sh*t for a living.

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So get off your pedestal
Dude, the only person on a pedestal is the person who lies to themselves that they're in the Philippines for the benefit of the Filipinos, not themselves and that their presence is some sort of beacon to the lowly brown people huddled around them.

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like if I hire someone to do work for me, I pay above average wages
Congrats you pay a $1.25 an hour instead of a $1.00. Really generous of you.

Or, you know, you could live in Korea and pay someone W30,000-50,000/hr. to do some work for you (or even 15,000). You know, enough so that they can afford rent and to take a vacation to the Philippines or Thailand.  I mean, you're making such a big deal about helping people, contributing to the economy, and so on.

But you're not doing that. Why? Because you aren't there to help people, you're there to help yourself. Stop acting like some of the side benefits you bring are in any way intentional or out of some noble character.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 16, 2022, 12:57:09 pm
You're wasting your breath.

Uhm, I think CO2, given his postings and genuine view of the world, was probably making a really dry and sarcastic observations of precisely the kind of people who think a tourist paying a subsistence prostitute for sex is a "win-win" and such a world as a whole.

If you do think that's a "win-win" then you're really messed up as a person.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 16, 2022, 12:59:19 pm
I will defend confusedsaffer on this- while he does have some "White Man's Burden" elements to what he's writing and other delusional parts, at the end of the day, at least he's highlighting charitable actions like giving to the hungry, trying to do right on wages, disaster relief, etc.

For all the roughness with some of the stuff he said, the core there is really sweet and kind, sort of. I mean the primary motivation isn't charity and he needs to be honest with himself and us about that, but at least it IS a motivation once on the scene.  Like "I didn't come here to give and help, but that sure as sh*t won't stop me from helping out if I see something bad" which is perfectly fine, just please try and acknowledge the self-interest part as well.

That's lightyears of difference vs. "I'm helping the local economy by buying hookers."
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 17, 2022, 01:05:18 am
Thailand is a savvy Kingdom.

It has never been occupied, playing geopolitics as well as Ethiopia has.

Strategy: Find a way to satisfy foreigners while getting them to GTFO asap, smiles galore.

The Brits, French & Dutch owned neighbors but let Siam stand.

A post-COVID strategy of continuing its medical tourism and going all-in on drug tourism (gasp! too on the nose), is a Thai survival strategy.

Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: gogators! on June 17, 2022, 04:48:51 am
Why people are enamored (outside of natural beauty) in the sense of wanting live there in leisure (rather than live there in assistance) of a place where a considerable number of people live in abject poverty to where the sex trade is so rampant.

Seems like the power-money imbalance is exactly what the appeal is. You see this in how they write about the places- it's always how it's good for them, never about the conditions the locals are living in. "Thailand is a great country because there's lots of cheap hookers and legal drugs! Other countries should be like them!"  :rolleyes:
Yep. I only visited Thailand once and that was to get a diver's certification. Went straight to the island and back.
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Post by: gogators! on June 17, 2022, 04:49:42 am
You guys posting all your personal information shouldn't forget that LI is collecting it.
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Post by: Mr C on June 17, 2022, 11:58:47 am
  I was surprised no mod picked up at that "lowly brown people" remark.  And you're the guy calling out others as racist and bigoted. 

I urge you to read a Saki story called Excepting Mrs. Pentherby to better understand.

http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/ExceMrs.shtml
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 17, 2022, 01:39:40 pm
I urge you to read a Saki story called Excepting Mrs. Pentherby to better understand.

http://www.eastoftheweb.com/short-stories/UBooks/ExceMrs.shtml

That was a good and enlightening read.

Mods, what the hell just happened?  You're compensating for letting Marti slide that racist comment through while trying to cloak it as satire by deleting a whole slew of posts that weren't even touching on that but had stayed within the framework of the conversation?  Give yourselves a pat on the back. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 17, 2022, 07:53:12 pm
Way to go you guys. You totally gnarled my buzz.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: confusedsafferinkorea on June 18, 2022, 06:27:09 am
Another thread successfully derailed by Marti due to his compulsion to argue about a subject he knows nothing about.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Savant on June 18, 2022, 06:48:57 am
Another thread successfully derailed by Marti due to his compulsion to argue about a subject he knows nothing about.

That's why he's never invited parties or got to hang out with black kids.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 19, 2022, 03:07:31 am
Instead of looking bleary-eyed on the beach (is this supposed to be attractive?), skip the isles and go up north and ride an elephant through the jungle and zip line through the trees and eat an awesome Thai curry.

Treat yourself to a month in Changmai.
It's a world of difference from the southern isles.

I was only twice offered weed. I politely refused. I would have likely assented if I'd been bored, but no way in hell can a Canadian spend a month in Changmai and be bored. It's just too ... different.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Adel on June 19, 2022, 05:30:19 am
Instead of looking bleary-eyed on the beach (is this supposed to be attractive?), skip the isles and go up north and ride an elephant through the jungle and zip line through the trees and eat an awesome Thai curry.

Treat yourself to a month in Changmai.
It's a world of difference from the southern isles.

I was only twice offered weed. I politely refused. I would have likely assented if I'd been bored, but no way in hell can a Canadian spend a month in Changmai and be bored. It's just too ... different.

Gimme bleary eyed beaches any day. I would've been to Thailand about four time over the last 30's years. However, it's shame what's happened to some of the islands like Koh Tao though. It used to be such a beautiful relatively unspoiled spot but the last time I was there, the overdevelopment had ruined the place.  Sairee Beach looked and smelt like a open sewer.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 19, 2022, 01:59:15 pm
Gimme bleary eyed beaches any day. I would've been to Thailand about four time over the last 30's years. However, it's shame what's happened to some of the islands like Koh Tao though. It used to be such a beautiful relatively unspoiled spot but the last time I was there, the overdevelopment had ruined the place.  Sairee Beach looked and smelt like a open sewer.
Your story is a herald for the North.
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Post by: Adel on June 19, 2022, 04:45:13 pm
Your story is a herald for the North.

I'll plead Marti on the North!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 19, 2022, 05:01:07 pm
I'll plead Marti on the North!  :laugh:
Tru dat. I went to two towns up there. He cycled every village, it seems.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: imalcaza on June 19, 2022, 05:06:04 pm
New to Waygook, man didn't know there was drama on the forums like this haha. Also on average, how old are most of the posters on here? I'm a new teacher myself, so early 20's but it seems like a lot of folks are quite older as well! Nice to have a good cross-section of different people on here.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Adel on June 19, 2022, 06:04:39 pm
New to Waygook, man didn't know there was drama on the forums like this haha. Also on average, how old are most of the posters on here? I'm a new teacher myself, so early 20's but it seems like a lot of folks are quite older as well! Nice to have a good cross-section of different people on here.

Hey Man, haven't taught in Korea for a while now. It's a great to build your chops though. Good luck  with it!
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on June 19, 2022, 06:25:15 pm
New to Waygook, man didn't know there was drama on the forums like this haha. Also on average, how old are most of the posters on here? I'm a new teacher myself, so early 20's but it seems like a lot of folks are quite older as well! Nice to have a good cross-section of different people on here.

Nice to see a new poster. Welcome to ya and good luck!
Agree, there is a good cross-section, which makes for some interesting convo and topics at times. I'm one of the late middle ager types, although if you are 20ish, you'd say old. But not as old as Van Islander. He's in his late 70s  :smiley:.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 19, 2022, 06:49:01 pm
...not as old as Van Islander. He's in his late 70s  :smiley:.
Rye is smartin' from my reference to him as older than me (I'm 53, he remembers the 1960s).

This board has vocal 20somethings, 40somethings, a few of us more experienced folks and for some strange reason few 30somethings. But, of course, intro'ing yourself on a marijuana thread pretty much puts you on the fringe.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 20, 2022, 04:15:13 am
Nice to see a new poster. Welcome to ya and good luck!
Agree, there is a good cross-section,
No, there isn't. In terms of the discussions (other threads maybe), outside of 745Sticky, I think almost everyone is 35+, with a disproportionate cluster of 50+. It also skews heavily white and male relative to the actual NET population.

I do think the teaching stuff and some other threads are more representative.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Adel on June 20, 2022, 05:33:58 am
You'll have to excuse our man Marti. His ageism and lack of cultural awareness tends to skew his perspective on a host of things. It's almost as silly as Li's usage of Commonwealthers!






Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 20, 2022, 06:53:49 am
New to Waygook, man didn't know there was drama on the forums like this haha. Also on average, how old are most of the posters on here? I'm a new teacher myself, so early 20's but it seems like a lot of folks are quite older as well! Nice to have a good cross-section of different people on here.

Hello imalcaza.  If you don't mind me asking, what brought you to Korea?
What part of the world are you from?

Also, this forum is basically The Dude, from The Big Lebowski vs. Marjorie Taylor Greene.



Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Renma on June 20, 2022, 09:05:33 am
This board has vocal 20somethings, 40somethings, a few of us more experienced folks and for some strange reason few 30somethings. But, of course, intro'ing yourself on a marijuana thread pretty much puts you on the fringe.

Surely the unmarried old men still here like yourself are stranger than people in their 30's with ties here.

The discussion boards are mostly DeMartino and his ever-growing hate club following him from thread to thread. Some rare comedy gold from the resident oddballs too.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Kyndo on June 20, 2022, 09:24:14 am
Waygook is a fount of information which can greatly assist newly arrived teachers on their adventures here in the land of the morning calm!  :smiley:

It is also a veritable treasure trove of lesson plans, camp materials, and assorted other educational resources.  ;D

Last but certainly not least, one can lose oneself for *days* following the scintillating conversations of the forum's more experienced ESL teachers, giving one a glimpse of the path one may find oneself walking if one is fortunate enough to still call South Korea home after a decade or so!   :azn:

Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 20, 2022, 09:57:01 am
You'll have to excuse our man Marti. His ageism and lack of cultural awareness tends to skew his perspective on a host of things. It's almost as silly as Li's usage of Commonwealthers!
You're suggesting we actually are representative of the NET population?
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on June 20, 2022, 12:03:42 pm
No, there isn't. In terms of the discussions (other threads maybe), outside of 745Sticky, I think almost everyone is 35+, with a disproportionate cluster of 50+. It also skews heavily white and male relative to the actual NET population.

I do think the teaching stuff and some other threads are more representative.

Marti he said "...on here" meaning on 'Waygook.org', not this thread specifically. Or at least that is how I read it. So, yes, there is a good xsection of people around this place, just as you next mentioned.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 20, 2022, 12:08:26 pm
Marti he said "...on here" meaning on 'Waygook.org', not this thread specifically. Or at least that is how I read it. So, yes, there is a good xsection of people around this place, just as you next mentioned.
Fair enough. It was ambiguous but that ambiguity should have meant more ambiguity from me .
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on June 20, 2022, 12:10:29 pm
Fair enough. It was ambiguous but that ambiguity should have meant more ambiguity from me .

 ;D ;D ;D

Thank you! That's very clear.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: chimp on June 20, 2022, 02:09:42 pm
New to Waygook, man didn't know there was drama on the forums like this haha. Also on average, how old are most of the posters on here? I'm a new teacher myself, so early 20's but it seems like a lot of folks are quite older as well! Nice to have a good cross-section of different people on here.

This forum seems to skew middle age+ and middling-to-below-average intellect. Posters with a dull/stagnant vibe.

A good place to swing by once in a while, if only to remember why you don't swing by more often.

Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Kyndo on June 20, 2022, 03:08:26 pm
I'd feel offended, but many of those words contained more than one syllable, so I didn't understand them.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr C on June 20, 2022, 08:37:44 pm
This forum seems to skew middle age+ and middling-to-below-average intellect.


Hmmm.  I would guess that's sampling bias.  Specifically, the observer effect.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 21, 2022, 08:13:38 am
Well, back on topic:

There were gaggles of giggling Thai grannies trying lurid-green cannabis drinks, and lining up to collect one of the million free marijuana plants the government is handing out.

"One thing is clear. You cannot go to jail in Thailand just for using cannabis any more," says Tom Kruesopon, a pioneering entrepreneur who helped persuade the government to change its approach. "You can go to jail for doing other things, like smoking in public, as a public nuisance, or creating and selling a product from cannabis that you did not get approval for from the Food and Drug Administration. But Thailand is the first country in the world where you cannot go to jail for growing or using the plant."

https://www.bbc.com/news/61836019

Totally kewl.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: kevingrabb on June 21, 2022, 08:14:43 am
But Thailand is the first country in the world where you cannot go to jail for growing or using the plant."[/b][/i]

huh?
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 21, 2022, 08:43:27 am
huh?

I think Mr. Kruesopon meant to say Asia.


Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: VanIslander on June 22, 2022, 01:12:14 am
... middling-to-below-average intellect. Posters with a dull/stagnant vibe.
Yet you continually provide insults of posters intelligence, thinking it's fresh not stagnant, sharp not dull?

The VAST MAJORITY of smart people do not call others stupid, even if they think it. (Remember high school: Who says "You're stoopid!")

 I teach a kid born in November 2015 who already can multiply 7 by 11, divide 120 by 6 and add 1090 to 26 in his head, and put it on the board, in seconds. He can spell "giraffe" and refrigerator". Dang. Some Korean youth are killing it.

I have heard "You are dumb" comments plenty of times in middle school, high school and uni, directed at people who seemed smarter (certainly better-performing) students who simply made a silly mistake.

No one at or near the top of the class called others dumb except for Justin, but he'd always been a jerk and two soccer players took out a couple of his teeth in senior high, and he stfu.

Today to post "You are stupid" and THINK IT HURTS says more about the speaker than the listener.

In "chimp's" case, he just may be a recalcitrant, castigator or troll.

Or he may be better than us Dean's honor list full-M.A. scholarship students, with "A+"s and published praises from profs, who went overseas for a little adventure, and got hooked.

"Chimp", you have a history of insults; refresh us on some awesome moments. "Aristrocrat" at least backs his claims up!
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 22, 2022, 07:41:23 am
Yet you continually provide insults of posters intelligence, thinking it's fresh not stagnant, sharp not dull?

The VAST MAJORITY of smart people do not call others stupid, even if they think it. (Remember high school: Who says "You're stoopid!")

 I teach a kid born in November 2015 who already can multiply 7 by 11, divide 120 by 6 and add 1090 to 26 in his head, and put it on the board, in seconds. He can spell "giraffe" and refrigerator". Dang. Some Korean youth are killing it.

I have heard "You are dumb" comments plenty of times in middle school, high school and uni, directed at people who seemed smarter (certainly better-performing) students who simply made a silly mistake.

No one at or near the top of the class called others dumb except for Justin, but he'd always been a jerk and two soccer players took out a couple of his teeth in senior high, and he stfu.

Today to post "You are stupid" and THINK IT HURTS says more about the speaker than the listener.

In "chimp's" case, he just may be a recalcitrant, castigator or troll.

Or he may be better than us Dean's honor list full-M.A. scholarship students, with "A+"s and published praises from profs, who went overseas for a little adventure, and got hooked.

"Chimp", you have a history of insults; refresh us on some awesome moments. "Aristrocrat" at least backs his claims up!

You just made Chimp very happy. 

And Justin told me he lost his tooth taking boxing lessons in Alaska. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: confusedsafferinkorea on June 22, 2022, 10:10:10 am
Yet you continually provide insults of posters intelligence, thinking it's fresh not stagnant, sharp not dull?

The VAST MAJORITY of smart people do not call others stupid, even if they think it. (Remember high school: Who says "You're stoopid!")

 I teach a kid born in November 2015 who already can multiply 7 by 11, divide 120 by 6 and add 1090 to 26 in his head, and put it on the board, in seconds. He can spell "giraffe" and refrigerator". Dang. Some Korean youth are killing it.

I have heard "You are dumb" comments plenty of times in middle school, high school and uni, directed at people who seemed smarter (certainly better-performing) students who simply made a silly mistake.

No one at or near the top of the class called others dumb except for Justin, but he'd always been a jerk and two soccer players took out a couple of his teeth in senior high, and he stfu.

Today to post "You are stupid" and THINK IT HURTS says more about the speaker than the listener.

In "chimp's" case, he just may be a recalcitrant, castigator or troll.

Or he may be better than us Dean's honor list full-M.A. scholarship students, with "A+"s and published praises from profs, who went overseas for a little adventure, and got hooked.

"Chimp", you have a history of insults; refresh us on some awesome moments. "Aristrocrat" at least backs his claims up!


Thank you for this post, I often wondered what motivates him to be so objectionable. This world is so full of hate already, we don't need another person to perpetuate it.

Perhaps he has SMS or poor self-esteem, who knows?  I just wish he would stop and try to be nice, but I am not betting the farm on that.

There are two types of people in this world that I can't get my head around. His type and people who are always look around for ways to get offended.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Kyndo on June 22, 2022, 11:09:13 am
Chimp is pretty clearly not a serious account, so I wouldn't take anything that they say to heart.

They're probably a very loving and responsible mother of 2 and a stellar teacher when they're not offending people here on waygook.  :smiley:
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: 745sticky on June 22, 2022, 11:10:57 am
New to Waygook, man didn't know there was drama on the forums like this haha. Also on average, how old are most of the posters on here? I'm a new teacher myself, so early 20's but it seems like a lot of folks are quite older as well! Nice to have a good cross-section of different people on here.

all the rest of the young bucks are out on their facebook groups and kakao group chats and reddits and whatnot. im not a big fan of any of those so here i am lol

also, im not sure what average age on k*rshare is, but id guess its probably somewhat younger than here

Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 22, 2022, 11:16:49 am
Thank you for this post, I often wondered what motivates him to be so objectionable. This world is so full of hate already, we don't need another person to perpetuate it.

Perhaps he has SMS or poor self-esteem, who knows?  I just wish he would stop and try to be nice, but I am not betting the farm on that.

There are two types of people in this world that I can't get my head around. His type and people who are always look around for ways to get offended.

You may be in the looking around for ways to get offended category if you take anything Chimp says to heart.  He comes on and stirs the pot and adds some colour.  Not sure how anyone could get offended or be bothered by what he posts on here.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: kevingrabb on June 22, 2022, 11:17:49 am
also, im not sure what average age on k*rshare is, but id guess its probably somewhat younger than here
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Orkblut on June 22, 2022, 11:38:02 am
Thank you for this post, I often wondered what motivates him to be so objectionable. This world is so full of hate already, we don't need another person to perpetuate it.

Perhaps he has SMS or poor self-esteem, who knows?  I just wish he would stop and try to be nice, but I am not betting the farm on that.

There are two types of people in this world that I can't get my head around. His type and people who are always look around for ways to get offended.

"Every potjiekos has it's undesirable ingredient, yet we must learn to love them all if we are to remain satiated."

- Pik Botha, 1923
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 22, 2022, 11:38:02 am
all the rest of the young bucks are out on their facebook groups and kakao group chats and reddits and whatnot. im not a big fan of any of those so here i am lol

also, im not sure what average age on k*rshare is, but id guess its probably somewhat younger than here

Who can be bothered with more than one place to go to talk about day to day life in Korea?  This place is more than enough for me. 

Anytime I've checked out the chat function on Kshare it's been like the happiest place on earth.  Doesn't matter how uninteresting your comment is to the group at large someone will comment positively or sympathetically, depending on what you're looking for.  Not my cup of tea but if you need a safe space it's there.  Not speaking directly to you Sticky, just a general add on about kshare. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on June 22, 2022, 01:19:27 pm
Who can be bothered with more than one place to go to talk about day to day life in Korea?  This place is more than enough for me. 


Yeah, enough for me too. Apart from the odd comment on Youtube, and I'm talking less than 5, this is the only place where I have an on-line identity.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Bakeacake on June 22, 2022, 01:22:54 pm
kshare is full of vibrant young go-getters looking to be the best teachers they can be.  its an excellent source for actual lesson plans with substance and pinache. waygook is where i like to read about all the dirty bickering and mudslinging.  its more fun.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 22, 2022, 01:54:37 pm
The way to deal with Chimp is to simply ignore him.

Besides, it's just an obvious troll attempt to get a rise out of everyone. Yawn.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: 745sticky on June 22, 2022, 01:58:55 pm
Anytime I've checked out the chat function on Kshare it's been like the happiest place on earth.  Doesn't matter how uninteresting your comment is to the group at large someone will comment positively or sympathetically, depending on what you're looking for.  Not my cup of tea

same here, excessively cheerful/nice people make me nervous and frankly tire me out a bit, lol. i do raid the site quite often for teaching materials though
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 22, 2022, 02:37:56 pm
The way to deal with Chimp is to simply ignore him.

Besides, it's just an obvious troll attempt to get a rise out of everyone. Yawn.

So, he's competition?  He can be funny, though. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: kevingrabb on June 22, 2022, 02:41:05 pm
same here, excessively cheerful/nice people make me nervous and frankly tire me out a bit, lol.

STFU, no one asked you. What are you even doing here? No one likes you.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: confusedsafferinkorea on June 22, 2022, 03:29:01 pm
You may be in the looking around for ways to get offended category if you take anything Chimp says to heart.  He comes on and stirs the pot and adds some colour.  Not sure how anyone could get offended or be bothered by what he posts on here.

I am not offended by his posts, but his comments are uncalled for and in poor taste.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 22, 2022, 03:30:09 pm
same here, excessively cheerful/nice people make me nervous and frankly tire me out a bit, lol. i do raid the site quite often for teaching materials though

Definitely good for lesson plans. 

It' has the kind of chattitude in the open chat where someone might say "I was able to read the menu at KImBap Nara all by myself today." and people would be congratulating them and eagerly sharing their first time they were able to communicate in Korean stories.  Here, someone might say "I was able to direct my taxi driver completely in Korean.  So proud!"  and the response would be along the lines of "Who gives a f*ck?" and "Keep it to yourself noob."  I know which side of the coin I find more fun. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Augustiner on June 22, 2022, 03:30:45 pm
I am not offended by his posts, but his comments are uncalled for and in poor taste.

Well, at least you don't find them offensive. 
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 22, 2022, 04:43:15 pm
I am not offended by his posts, but his comments are uncalled for and in poor taste.

It seems like anonymously attacking people on SNS is a sign of desperation
and exasperation with one's situation in life. I guess the author thinks
posting negative and derogatory remarks will alleviate their low mental
state. I don't think it does, though.

Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Mr.DeMartino on June 22, 2022, 07:11:02 pm
It seems like anonymously attacking people on SNS is a sign of desperation
and exasperation with one's situation in life. I guess the author thinks
posting negative and derogatory remarks will alleviate their low mental
state. I don't think it does, though.


Hey, you want to come at me. I'll go after you. You're the one who has a low...

...oh wait you guys are all talking about CHIMP...

...uh yeah, F him and his rants!
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Kyndo on June 23, 2022, 08:01:54 am
If we were having a go at you. Mr.Marty, we'd share things like:

I now automatically look for the space after the dot at every post because I can't always tell from the comment...
 :wink:
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: 745sticky on June 23, 2022, 10:44:44 am
STFU, no one asked you. What are you even doing here? No one likes you.

see, this is much preferable because its something i know how to respond to, lol. fake-nice people are way too hard to deal with
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on June 23, 2022, 01:01:35 pm
see, this is much preferable because its something i know how to respond to, lol. fake-nice people are way too hard to deal with

I really enjoy reading your posts and can get on board with what you are saying.
On a rainy day like this your thoughts are like sunlight streaming through a break
in the clouds. Thanks a bunch. :)


Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: SPQR on August 08, 2022, 02:57:22 pm
Haha, this video is great.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwOi2ugzFFg

$15-20 a gram. What is that like compared to western countries?

I am so going to get baked when I am there. Like freaking industrial bakery baked.
Title: Re: Thailand Legalizes Marijuana - Giddy Up!
Post by: Rye on August 08, 2022, 03:19:02 pm
Hahaha...breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

New Zealand was always seasonal...Mid April to around October it was 100% head for $200-300 an ounce of sinse, less for seeded. The rest of the year would be 50/50 for the same $, or up to 400, even 500, or more for 100% sinse, if you could find it. This was late 80's, early 90's prices. So...the prices at $15-20 a gram are pretty cheap. But quality, ?????.