THAILAND NIGHTLIFE REVIEW

 

 

Welcome to my website.  Unlike the universe, this website has a purpose: to offer rants, tirades, opinions and discussion about books on Thailand, give an overview of nightlife in Thailand and, yes, to provide a few news items which might not appear elsewhere.  And to have some fun.

Bar, club and restaurant owners who would like to send material on their special events, birthday bashes, anniversary parties, etc., are welcome to do so but please remember men in Thailand are a bit jaded so if you’re just going to offer the usual free gourmet food and free full band entertainment and free beautiful and eager-to-please women, well, the lads have been there, done that. So do try to offer potential patrons something special. ;-)

There is a contest every month when this column appears and the first to answer the question correctly or identify a photograph correctly will receive vouchers worth at least 3,500 baht in food and drink, i.e., 500 baht each, from Larry's Dive, Shadow Bar, The Old Dutch, the Big Mango, The Duke of Wellington pub, Doll House and Bourbon Street Restaurant. The prizes will build up in case anyone doesn't win it immediately so the bonanza for the eventual winner could get quite interesting.  It will double to 7,000 etc.  Second prize is a "I Support Single Moms" T-shirt.  Third prize is an "Explore Your Hidden Self" voucher from the S&M club BarBar.  And please remember a part of all money received from the sale of my books goes to needy Thais (in the form of payment to go go dancers, coyote dancers, waitresses and hostesses).

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AROUND

AND ABOUT OUR FAIR CITY

 

 

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Yes, it was a Happy Valentine's Day indeed as Khun Cheer can attest

 

 

Khun Ann, Corona Girl Extraordinaire and that great dimpled smile

 

 

 

Massage parlors in Bangkok: Left: an adorable masseuse at Nataree massage; center 2 pix at Chao Phraya II massage, Sri Ayudhya Road, and right pix, J One massage, also Sri Ayudhya Road.  If in need of a massage I usually frequent one along Rachadapiset Road and end up a happy camper.  A friend of mine in from the States asked me to go with him to Chao Phraya II.  CP II used to be a great massage parlor with acres of lovely women.  And I still have fond memories of standing beside the elderly, goateed papasan complaining that it was hard to see the back rows whereupon he reached into his jacket and brought out a small pair of binoculars and handed them to me.

 

Alas, all good things must end and for whatever reason over the years CP II has become for lack of a better word, a dump.  When we entered, my friend, being a yai nom man, took one from the left side, the soapy side.  (All the girls were behind the glass.) At the extreme right were dozens of older women ready to give the traditional boran massage.  I prefer the regular masseuses which go by different names in different massage parlors.  In this case the sign in the center area read: "Superstars."  Well, there were exactly five girls in that section and none of them were superstars, in fact, truth to tell, they were all quite unattractive.  So I reluctantly took one from the left side, the big nom types which are draped in such a way that you cannot really see much of them.

 

One of the reasons I love Nataree massage is because the "superstars" are actually right there in the same room with you.  They are NOT behind any glass, they are lovely, smiling, and obviously curvaceous.  They are fun to joke around with while having a beer and watching the ebb and flow.  The soapy massage girls are behind the glass, but most of them are attractive as well.  Anyway, sure enough, mine was a whale.  Rolls of fat that had been well hidden in the dim lighting and under the dress.  Of course, I tipped her as I usually tip, but you cannot have a good time with a woman you feel sorry for and don't particularly want to look at.  The above sign is true, they do charge the same for foreign friends as well as for Thais but as the girl I took admitted, it is now mostly a Thai clientele, foreigners, Koreans, Chinese, Japanese, etc., long ago having abandoned the place.

 

J One down the road and across the street from CP II is better; not on Nataree level, but more girls and some attractive ones.  My friend and I went there after the disastrous CP II experience and checked it out.  He bought me a beer so I forgive him for dragging me to CP II.

 

 

 

Me, me, me!!

(As Zero Mostel said in The Producers: "If you got it, baby, flaunt it!")

 

 

 

 

"No matter how well you think you got it wired, life in the kingdom continues to amaze. Like a pitching machine with a loose bolt, you always gotta be ready for the curve ball if you want to avoid being beaned!"  Wisdom from Cactus John, Soi Cowboy

(When Cactus John is on a roll, he writes like Henry Miller.)

 

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Young Girls Just Want to have Fun!  (Especially with each other)

 

 

 

 

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Loha Prasat

 

in the temple named Wat Ratchanadda

 

Ratchadamnoen Road
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I had not been to Wat Ratchanaddaram for decades.  It is near an intersection at Ratchadamnoen Klang Road and Mahachai Road. The temple was constructed in the 1840's in the reigns of Rama III and Rama IV.  The multi-tiered Loha Prasat is what the temple is really famous for.  There were two other loha prasats in the world but both are gone now, leaving this as the only one.  The thirty-seven metal spires are for the thirty-seven virtues leading to Enlightenment.  Loha Prasat translates into something like "metal castle" or "palace" and the structure was designed after the one in Sri Lanka. It is unique and it offers nice views of the city - I could see the temple of the golden mount in one direction and Wat Suthat with the giant swing in the other direction.  Old-timers may recall the old Chalerm Thai movie theater which was nearby and was demolished in 1989.  This is certainly one temple well worth a visit! 

 

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OK, look, this has got to stop.  When Stickman asked me if I would be interviewed, I said yes, thinking that would be the end of that.  But he included the link to this website which was nice of him but frankly as I make no money from ads I don't care that much.  But within two days of his column appearing I got the first message from my host telling me I owe them more money because I have "exceeded my bandwidth," whatever the fuck that means.  So while I was out and about chasing women less than half my age (or avoiding them, as the case may be) minding my own business, apparently too many people came to look at this site.  So I paid what my host wanted figuring that would shut them up and when I have time I will hire some muscle to deal with the Stick.  Just rough him up a bit, no lasting damage. 

Then two days later I got yet another message from my host (ICDsoft) telling me I owe them still more money and should now be paying in the "business" category or something like that.  I suppose this is nobody's fault really and to be fair to Stickman (who wants to be fair to Stickman?) he had the very best of intentions.  But something must be done.  The only way to stop my financial hemorrhaging is to stop people from coming here.  So please don't take this personally but GET THE FUCK OFF MY SITE AND STAY THE FUCK OFF MY SITE!  THERE IS NOTHING TO SEE HERE, FOLKS, MOVE ALONG, GO FIND SOME NICE KINKY PORN SITE OR SOME SITE THAT LISTS ALL THE MASSAGE PARLORS IN BANGKOK OR THE BEST BROTHELS IN CHIANG MAI OR HOW MUCH A SINGHA COSTS IN SOME DISREPUTABLE BAR'S HAPPY HOUR BUT WHATEVER YOU DO GET OUT AND STAY OUT OF THIS SITE BECAUSE YOUR PRESENCE IS COSTING ME MONEY!  OK?!  IN THE WORDS OF THE CH'ING DYNASTY EMPERORS AT THE BOTTOM OF THEIR PROCLAMATIONS: "TREMBLE AND OBEY!"  As I said, nothing personal.

 

 

 

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I was watching the film THE FIGHTER the other night and it is certainly a film worth watching.  But I notice that whenever there is a scene in an American movie in which a guy tries to pick up a girl the guy usually comes off as pathetic.  And in this movie there was exactly that kind of scene.

 

The young guy is in a bar with his father and he likes the chick working behind the bar but is too shy to approach her.  His father pushes him to do so, so he approaches the bar and tongue-tied stands a bit off to her side, kind of like (insert learned reference to a shy character in a very literary novel here).  But she notices him and says something like, "Are you just going to stare at my ass?  At least when your father does that he talks to me as well."

 

So he asks for her phone number and she writes it down and then he goes back to his daddy with a big shit-eating grin on his face holding up her phone number like, like, as if he just WON THE FUCKING LOTTERY!  Or as if he finally managed to barfine the best looking chick in Rainbow 4.  I do not speak as to the character of the woman but as for her looks she is a very average-looking chick, and, obviously down-and-out financially (best supporting actress).  But, apparently, in the West, getting the phone number of some average-looking chick working in a bar is like finding the Holy Grail! Wow!  Whoopee!  Oh, boy, now I can crawl on broken glass some more and maybe get a date with her and maybe actually score with her and maybe marry her and maybe, no, definitely lose whatever I have in a divorce with her.

 

Sorry if I sound cynical but at some point somebody has to grab American men in America and in a very loud voice say: HEY, ASSHOLE, NUMBNUTS, SHIT-FOR-BRAINS, IS THERE ANYBODY HOME?!  EXACTLY WHEN DID YOU ALL BECOME WIMPS?!

 

And, no, I was not married to an American woman, no American woman ever did anything nasty to me, this is not a personal thing, and I blame American men much more than I blame the women.  And, I do realize this is only a film but films like this one reflect the realities of their societies.  And while it is a horrible cliché to talk about "When men were men, and women were proud of it!" I do wonder if there isn't some truth in that, cliché or no cliché.

 

(Shit, I hope my dominatrix isn't reading this.)

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Khun Nana's Corner

Khun Nana is a savvy local expat who keeps in shape by hitting most of the bars of Nana Plaza as often as possible.  From his vast experience, he will enlighten and entertain us with his recollections of the bar scene be they humorous, tragic or somewhere in between.

 

A Trip To A Massage Parlor 

For many years I have partied in Bangkok the traditional western way, which is to spend a great deal of my time in go-go bars and beer bars.  These places are filled with western men, most of the staff speaks at least a little English, and the internet is flush with information about where to go and what to do.  I have always known that these naughty nightlife options for westerners is just the tip of the iceberg in what can only be described as Disneyland for the naughty foreign male.  The quantity and variety of naughty boy options available in Bangers absolutely boggles the mind and imagination.   

 

Here are just a few of the venues available to the man who would like a bit of “companionship” for the evening:

1)Go-go bars

2)Beer Bars

3)Hotel Lounges

4)Discos

5)Massage Parlors

6)Drive-in short time hotels equipped with curtains to hide your vehicle!

7)Open-air areas surrounding high-trafficked locations such as Nana Car Park

8)Street gals

9)Gals plying Parks such as Lumpini and Sanam Luang

10)Karaoke bars

11)Beer Gardens

12)Traditional massage places-these gals can be dirtier than the “parlors”

13)Foreign style restaurant/bars such as Gullivers and Bully

14)Coffee shops in older hotels such as Florida, Nana and Federal

15)Any place with gals representing beer companies-yes MANY are in the game

16)Thai clubs such as those at RCA and Ratchada Road

17)Venues with live bands-have picked up some hotties there!

18)Large (palatial) beer houses such as Tawan Daeng and Holland Beer

19)Small freelance shops such as Thermae Coffee Shop (can you get coffee there???)

20)Escort services-I have 1 mate who just goes to the small reception area of his local

escort service and asks for whatever gal is brand new to the joint. He has had some amazing experiences.

 

Of course, I am leaving out the internet here and there are dozens of ways to hook up with a local “entertainment provider” at both Thai and English sites.  I like to see my gals in the flesh before making a choice so maybe a reader can write in some helpful hints for the rest of us here.  Oh shite, I left out straight sex places such as Eden Club and……forget it there are just too damn many to name. 

This is a very small and incomplete list of the ways to rent some loving for the evening.  There are at least 3 times this many, and I don’t know if it is even possible to complete a comprehensive list of all the avenues available to the horny masses. I once read online a very creative list of 109 different venues to get laid in Bangkok and I wish I had printed a copy of it.  After 9 years of living in Paradise, at least once a month I get dragged to a place by a mate that I never knew existed and end up shaking my head in disbelief and mumbling something along the lines of “damn I didn’t know I could score a babe at a place like this. I didn’t even know this place was here.” 

That leads me to my current adventure.  I have always liked to party first and indulge later, so I never gave much thought to choosing a gal at one of those large massage parlors.  Some guys refer to them as “soapies” and in the old days they were called Turkish Bath Houses.  Anyway, this week I decided to indulge myself and wandered into one of the larger and more popular venues on Ratchada road.  In the back of my mind I have been meaning to go, as I have several Asian friends who swear by the places and rant on and on about how hot the gals are and how good the service is. 

Well, I have to say I was absolutely blown away at how many perfect looking hotties were available for my perverted pleasure. I can honestly admit it was the greatest number of beautiful girls I have ever seen in one place in my life.  The gals were way hot, the price about the same as barfining a gal from a go-go bar and using a short time room, and everyone was extremely polite and courteous.  Here is my synopsis of the good and bad points of indulging in this manner: 

 

GOOD 

1)Might as well start with the core issue! The gals are WAY hotter than the gals you will see in any western style venue.  There were over 60 gals available and I didn’t see a single gal who was fat, had a baby scar or was over 25 years old.  Think of those amazing gals you see walking around Siam Paragon and you get the picture.

 2)The price is all-in - you pay a set price and that covers everything.  You don’t buy her a drink, no bar fine, no charge for the room or even for the condom! 

3)The service and time is set. Unlike a “short time” at a go-go area where the gal tries to finish in 20 minutes and run off, this place you get 2 hours with the gal and she bathes you, loves you and …….well I got everything and more than I could have dreamed of.  You have 2 hours of sexual intimacy with the girl of your dreams. 

4)There is no pressure. I sat and enjoyed a beer (65 baht as opposed to 145 at foreign style gogos) and took my time perusing the inventory. 

5)The gals are so polite and accommodating.  The customers here are 95% Asian so bad attitudes and abusive language just isn’t tolerated.

 

BAD 

1)It is point and shoot.  Yes, you can enjoy a beer and take your time selecting a gal, but there isn’t much partying between the customers and gals in the reception area.  You are supposed to go there for sex!  Sure you can have a drink and relax, but if you want to party and really let loose the more traditional places for westerners guys are a better choice. 

2)Price- I paid a little over 2500 baht all-in, and although that is about the same as bar fine, room and fee for the gal in a farang area, it is much cheaper to just accumulate mobile numbers of freelancers and call one in when you feel the urge. When I call a gal to come to my room I normally pay 1000 baht.

You better believe I will be a regular customer from this day forward.

 

Until next time.  Khun Nana

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CHINA: YUNNAN PROVINCE

STONE FOREST 

 

 

 

 

 

YU XIANG CAVES & WATERFALLS

 

 

The Thai International flight takes less than two hours to get to Kunming.  Kunming itself has little to offer but there is a great deal not far away.  I would advise hiring a car and driver and making the four hour loop which includes the Stone Forest and the caves and waterfalls.  In general, I find caves boring, but these were not.  Of course, you have to allow more than the four hours so you can walk around and not be rushed.  In other words, it is a day trip out of Kunming, back in the late afternoon.  And well worth it.  At one point, there were chair-bearers inside a cave and the idea was you pay them to take you up the area with a hell of a lot of steps.  I didn't take them but yes it was a hell of a lot of steps and the climb was safe but steep so I had to stop a few times and wait for my heart to slow down to normal.

 

 

You, like most westerners, probably find driving in Thailand a challenge.  You have either said, but certainly heard, very unkind things said about Thai driving habits.  There may be a way to decrease your frustration level by viewing this issue from a different perspective.  

 When I was eight or nine years old I began playing the clarinet.  Over the next several years I became reasonably proficient at playing this instrument, but ONLY if I was playing from sheet music.  The same was true for my fellow "musicians" in our school band.  I never reached the point where I could play, for example, jazz, which requires improvisation.  It struck me one day that Americans (and Brits and at least northern Europeans) drive as though we were reading sheet music.  Thais drive as though they were playing jazz.  

I shared this little insight with a real musician friend of mine and he agreed.  He noted another parallel between the two cases, however.  When playing jazz, it is common to have people take conflicting "turns" with the result that the music falls apart, at least temporarily.  In other words, the band "crashes".   This is true of Thai traffic as well.  (Great Britain, with a population roughly equivalent to Thailand's and a far greater number of vehicles, loses about 3,000 people to vehicle deaths a year, compared to an estimated 20,000 in Thailand).  On the other hand, if we are fair-minded, we will have to admit that the controlled chaos of Thai traffic manages to move more vehicles through the very limited available space in a given amount of time than would be the case if everyone were driving as though they were in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.  This gain in efficiency doesn't come free, of course, and one of the consequences of everyone making it up as they go is that crashes are a lot more frequent here than they are in the West.  

But before you condemn this as obvious stupidity, consider the fact that all societies decide where they are going to mark the line between safety and speed/convenience.  If everyone in the US drove 35 mph on our freeways there is absolutely no question that it would save lives.  But we don't want to do that, so we drive 80 mph and tolerate the attendant death and destruction. - Mike York

Now that Permanent Damage (right picture) is the second in the Scott Sterling series, Skytrain to Murder, the first in the series, is being redesigned as part of a series with the same detective.  Makes sense, right?  This is the preliminary design and some tinkering will be done.  Any comments?  Again, Asia Books/Bookazine is doing a horrible distribution job with Permanent Damage so if you cannot find it in a store, they can order it for you and have it the next day.  Of course, all my books are available on Amazon.com which means any bookstore just about anywhere can order it for you and have it in a couple of days.

 

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BANGKOK NOIR

 

Thursday, 8 p.m., March 17, 2011

 

 

Thanks to the efforts of Christopher G. Moore, there will be a new book of short stories set in Bangkok.  Each of 12 contributors known for writing on Asia has contributed one story.  It should be out in the stores very soon and on March 17th the FCCT (Foreign Correspondents Club of Thailand) at Maneeya Center, Chitlom BTS, will sponsor a night devoted to the book and a lot of us will be there and signed copies will be on sale.  The event is open to all.  I look forward to reading the stories of the other eleven contributors.

 

Saturday, Tuesday, 2 April, 3 - 6 p.m., is the official book signing.  Place: Siam Paragon, Kinokuniya Bookstore.

 

 

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Random Thoughts from a Strange Studio

 

 

 

Over the years we have heard rumors of the imminent death of one nightlife area or another.  And yet the rumors inevitably prove false and the nightlife areas continue on as before.  Although anyone who remembers Soi Zero and Clinton Plaza will know that sometimes rumors are correct.

It does seem the most vulnerable of the nightlife areas is Washington Square. it's not for sure gone yet. Those in the know say that the whole section of bars from Silver Dollar to Wild Country (including of course the Texas Lone Star Saloon) is going to have a hard time renewing their leases. I think bars on the other side of the Square such as New Square One are ok for another year or so but it's because those buildings on that side are close to private property and developers have a harder time getting permits to rebuild that area.

The Lone Star, however, is perhaps endangered by the fact that the late George Pipas's widow seems not so keen on keeping it going.  She has already taken the buffalo head off the wall and out of the bar and rumor-control Headquarters says she has asked tenants in the rooms up above to move out.  Here's hoping the lease is renewed.  Otherwise that would be a very big problem for my fictional detective, Scott Sterling, who lives over the Lone Star.  Assuming I live long enough to write a third in the series, should I have him move to a place nearby, or simple continue on as if nothing changed?  THIS JUST IN: Late in February the buffalo head has once again mysteriously reappeared on the wall of the Lone Star!  Praise God!  Thank you Lord!  Jesus saves!   

Rumor-control Headquarters also says that Dave the Rave of Angelwitch fame is continuing as manager with the new owners but is also going to be managing what had been the Hollywood bars up above.  Those bars had once seen great days but were sliding waaaay downhill.  If anybody can get them going with new owners it is Dave.

Home Run Bar on Sukhumvit, soi 31, is well laid out and the waitress, Wan, really is a doll.  Unfortunately, as friends had warned me, the prices are waaay over the top.  I had an OK bacon cheeseburger and two black russians.  The bill was over one thousand baht!  Far more than in the pubs.  And the cole slaw was not to write home about.  I wish I could recommend the place but at those prices, I won't be back.  For example, and by way of contrast, delicious ribs and two black russians at Tenderloins Bar&Grill on Sukhumvit 33 cost baht 663.40. 

Old Timers may remember waaaay back when Woodstock was a very popular place inside Nana Plaza.  It is now just off Thonglor not far from J Avenue and has been there for years.  Alas, business is not what it was in the old place.  The food, drinks and prices are OK.  Staff is friendly.  Just the location isn't right.

Note from a friend temporarily back in the States: "I too have experienced the increasing lack of commonality with the folks "back home;"  there's quite a difference between my friends discussing at length their lawn care regimen, or their new Toyohonda whatever, and me talking about  doing a  coyote dancer in my swimming pool at 3 in the afternoon.  Coupled of course, with the inevitable fact that when you tell your friends in the West of your life in Bangkok they usually think you're lying, and when they tell you of their lives you know they're telling the truth, but you wish they were lying if only for their own sakes."

Dear Sir,  All religions are nothing but glorified tribal myths, male created, male dominated, but if people want to believe in them that is their business.  But when people say it is their duty to kill anyone who wishes to stop believing in a particular religion, or to stone women to death, that is barbarism pure and simple.  Religions cause wars, create fanatics, brainwash children, and, of course, avoid paying taxes.   What a difference between the fanatical religions that came out of the Middle East on the one hand, and the genuine tolerance of Buddhism on the other.  The former insists on people believing or else; the latter says try this path, if it doesn't work for you, try another.  In the Nuclear Age, it is clear that the religions and fanatical brotherhoods originating in the Middle East are extremely dangerous to our health.  Time to scrap them. Dean Barrett  (published in a letter to the editor in the Nation)

 

My language tapes - both Thai & Chinese - are on cassette tapes.  Sometimes I go to places like Starbucks, put on my earphones, and play the tapes while eating one of their overpriced skinny blueberry muffins.  I noticed over the years young Thais walking past and staring at the tape recorder as if to say "Jesus, man, get into the modern age!"  But, hey, you know what?  Lately, they've been passing by and staring in a different way.  I think the younger generation now may never have seen a tape cassette player before and they assume it is the latest equipment on the market.  Score one for us long-in-the-tooth types.

Over the past year I have noticed the new style of lighting in trees around Bangkok.  They are set in such a way as to make it look like the light is moving from the top to bottom, kind of like raindrops.  One did it and now all follow the leader.  Problem is when I'm high on something or had too many black russians the damn lights look like a meteor storm and it freaks me out.

This truly is Amazing Thailand.  While I was at Immigration waaaay out in Chang Wattana, waiting my turn, a Lao girl sat next to me.  She was quite attractive and somehow a conversation got started.  Eventually, my number was called and I bid her a farewell.  The amazing thing is that I didn't even bother to get her number or e-mail address.  In the States, I would have crawled on broken glass of cheap wine bottles for her.  In Thailand, Land of Beautiful Women, I couldn't be bothered.  Amazing Thailand.

And on that subject, I went to Robinson Department Store the other day, up on the third floor, buying dolls for street kids. The girls working there asked me where I was from and were very polite and talkative.  The girls working in places like Emporium and Siam Paragon are also polite but they see farangs all the time and are not so interested.  So, I say again to anyone who wants to meet a "normal" girl in this Kingdom, they are out there and they are lovely but they speak little if any English.  So if you really want a girlfriend experience with someone away from the nightlife areas, then LEARN SOME THAI!

The bookstore on lower Sukhumvit near soi 5 - Bookazine - is going to be closed or already is.  That whole block is being torn down to be replaced by a fantastic massage parlor.  No, just kidding - it will all be replaced by a new hotel.  It seems to me that this town needs more and better bookstores not more hotels but that's just me.  Even people in the hotel business warn that there is overbuilding in hotels and it will take years before the number of tourists catch up with the number of rooms.  Which, I suppose, is good news for tourists.  But what about the Entertainment Providers who lined the sidewalk along that strip of Lower Sukhumvit?  Where will they gather to flaunt their wares now?

But have you noticed the enormous amount of construction going on in this city?  Just about every soi and street has vast areas levels and work crews building luxury apartments or hotels or shopping centers.  And on Fridays and Saturdays, Siam Paragon restaurants are full with people waiting for a table.  Where is all this money coming from?  Why aren't they spending any money on books!?

I see the guy who called himself John Galt, the nutcase who pursued Stickman for years on his notStickman site, has fled the country to avoid a lawsuit from somebody other than Stickman.  The guy had to run from the country he said he loved, a situation which began because of his obviously unbalanced hatred of Stickman and his desperate need for attention.  There are a lot of other nutcases online hiding as did Galt (until he was outted) behind pseudonyms.  Full of hate and obviously in need of therapy.  Pathetic.  As Stickman well put it:

As is the case with many Thailand discussion forums, those saying the most often know the least.

But at least this guy got his just desserts. 

Sitting in front of a small bar on Soi Cowboy, a bar best known for it colorful owner, good food and dancers in need of clothing, and somebody handed me a LUMPINEE CHAMPION KIATPETCH advertisement.  Tuesday, March 8, 2011, 6 p.m.  I showed it to Charley, who used to fight (and win) at Lumpinee and he kind of shrugged.  But it does look interesting.  Place: Lumpinee boxing stadium.

Sunday (6th March) a birthday party at Stumble Inn for some youngster only turning 50. There will be live music from 8:30 through until midnight, and food throughout the evening. All beers are still priced at a reasonable 65b all day and all night, including Carlsberg draught.
 

Yum, yum, yum, yum, yum!

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Why I Love British Colonies

 

(You can't make this stuff up)
 
THE TIMES OF LONDON (1859):
 
"...When we last heard of this amiable community, the Governor had run away to seek health or quiet in the Philippines; the Lieutenant-Governor was at issue with Mr. Tarrant, editor of the Friend of China, on account of Mr. Tarrant's persistent accusation that the Lieutenant-Governor had, at some remote period, encouraged or protected his servant in "squeezing" the Chinese; the Attorney-General was suspended for bringing certain charges against the Registrar; the Acting Attorney-General had been worried to death and another was succeeding to his perilous office; the Colonial Secretary was absent; but the Acting Colonial Secretary was undergoing accusations of having, while united in himself the somewhat incongruous duties of a private barrister and Colonial Secretary, given his clients the benefit of his official position and having destroyed papers which compromised a notorious offender; the Colonial Treasurer was being cross-examined in a witness box as to the pressure he had put upon The Daily Press when he had the editor in prison; the Registrar and Protector of Chinese had accumulated upon his head all the accusations that can be reasonably brought against any one man, from piracy on the high seas down to brothel-keeping; the newspaper proprietors were all more or less in prison, or going to prison or going out of prison, on prosecutions by some one or more of the incriminated and incriminating officials; and the Chief Justice was trying an action against the Governor."

(My novel, Hangman's Point, is set in Hong Kong & southern China in 1857, and I love this period when Chinese and foreign devils first really got to know one another.  As you can see from the above, the Brits were doing a fine job of making their lives miserable with no help from the "celestial devils.")

 

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"Good taste is the worst vice ever invented" – Dame Edith Sitwell, English poet

 

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Were They Poisoned?


http://www.andrew-drummond.com/2011/02/23/british-pensioner-deaths-in-thailand-toxic-seaweed-was-red-herring/

 

 

Go Go Dancer's Shoe Hits Customers; He loses Teeth & Sues

 

http://www.indystar.com/article/20110226/LOCAL1803/102260342/A-slip-shoe-leads-lawsuit-against-strip-club?odyssey=mod|newswell|text|IndyStar.com|s

 

 

Hilarious: Youtube - Muammar Gaddafi and the go go dancers!

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBY-0n4esNY

 

 

Nevada Brothels Fight Back!

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/28/us/politics/28brothels.html?_r=1&hp

 

 

 

 

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1872 A Whale-Hunter's Journal

 

On Getting Married (This boy had his shit together)

 

 

 

THERE are but few women of perception who are unable to estimate their own attractions, and to set a just value upon their power.  Personal vanity, to be sure, is frequently betrayed to excess, in the exhibition of the thousand little arts to which females resort, to catch the eyes, or to rivet the chains, about the hearts of the men; but most women know the best way of managing these things, and how to adorn themselves for conquest. 

It is a lamentable truth, however, that many of the gentler sex draw off their light artillery at a time when it behooves them to play their engines most skillfully, and to keep up a constant and well-directed fire.  How truly this may be exemplified, the attentive observer may determine for himself, by looking into the conduct of most females after marriage.  The bright eyes and wreathed smiles of the maid, when she met her lover, are changed to lacklustre orbs and forbidding soberness in the matron towards the husband; and, at times, to pouting peevishness, or dinning invective.  The blessing of the parson, is, alas, too often the signal for letting down the pegs of the instrument, that before had discoursed the pleasantest sounds in the world; and if its strings are afterwards touched, they are sure to jangle inharmoniously.

 

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Letters from Readers

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Subject: BBC radio request Wednesday night
 

Dear Dean,  Would you be interested in appearing on a BBC World Service radio programme called World Have Your Say?  It's an interactive, live programme which takes contributions from people all over the world - they phone in or text in to a panel of people in the studio, and join in a live conversation.  We have a team coming out from London to do a special edition of the programme tomorrow (Wednesday) night, live at 1 am on the roof of a bar in Silom.  For this edition in Bangkok the topic will be sex tourism - why here? and is it good or bad for Thailand?

Having read your blog it strikes me that you would be an ideal member of the panel here and would have plenty to offer the conversation.  Also taking part are Chuwit Kamolvisit, Liz Hilton (from Empower in Chiang Mai, who've opened the Can Do bar run by and for sex-workers) and we will be hearing from sex workers and hopefully some sex tourists too.

Many thanks, and apologies for contacting you out of the blue!

All the best,  Becky

Becky Lipscombe
BBC Bangkok
 

 

Becky, thanks for yours but I'm too busy shamelessly exploiting young Thai women less than half my age to join in yet another "sex tourism in Thailand" discussion.  Although "live at 1 am on the roof of a bar in Silom" does have its sinister, sensual attractions for those of us who frequent the demimonde.  Anyway Happy New Year of the Rabbit to you, your staff and especially to all the good ladies at Empower.

(Anyone wanting to hear this program can listen by clicking below.  I found it boring and only got through about half.  Although the former massage parlor owner, Chuwit, was good for a laugh and the Bangkok Post guy did try to keep things in perspective.  But how many times do people really want to rehash the same material?  I see Stickman said BBC had invited him as well.  I doubt that any nightlife observer would want to go on one of these boring "Let's talk about sex tourism in Thailand discussions".)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00dcg1j

 

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Hi Dean,

"Up to you" is a saying Thai girls are famous for.  In the following story, I shall demonstrate its application...

Lek came to see me the other day, the first time she'd visited in quite some time.  I know what you're thinking...why is Lek coming over if you're now seeing Took?  Well, Lek really wanted to come over for a swim again, and had mentioned it a few times.   And who am I to deprive twenty-something young ladies the joy of coming over, donning their bikinis, and swimming in my pool?  Truly, it would be selfish of me to say no, and I'm just not that kind of guy.

As it happens, on the day Lek came over, Took had been here already and had done her laundry.  There are no dryers here, so after clothes come out of the washer they go on a drying rack out on the balcony to dry. 

After swimming, Lek went out to the balcony to hang her swimsuit to dry, and discovered Took's laundry.  Apparently, this necessitated an inspection of the goods; not being a woman I don't really grasp this concept.  In any event, Lek started looking things over, and picked something up that was black and lacy and remarked that it was "too small."

Now it happens that Lek wears hair ribbons all the time, and I constantly find them lying around the house.  Not, however, knowing the Thai word for hair ribbon, I picked the item up and put it in my hair, and explained, no, this is for wearing on your head.

It was at this point I belatedly realized that the item was, in fact, a black lace g-string undergarment.  Which I was now wearing on my head.  Lek just looked at me, rolled her eyes, and said " you can wear that on your head if you want.  Up to you."

Jim Allison

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Hello Dean

Greetings from Chiang Mai. Just visited your site for the first time today, and
found this in your January column:

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"Outrageous! Women must wear red bracelets when it's their time of the month at
company in Norway"

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I think it might be that Christianity thing rearing its head all over again. In
one of the more lunatic books in the bible -- possibly Leviticus -- it says that
men are forbidden to talk to menstruating women.

I have therefore always made a point of asking women, even before I say good
morning, whether or not they are presently having their period. This is possibly
a contributory factor to my also being a bachelor, at 54. And of always having a
sore face.

You will have spotted the obvious flaw. Unless she has had an unfortunate
accident in the below-waist region, there is no way to determine whether any
woman in public is menstruating or not, unless you ask her. Yet by asking her,
in your attempt to follow Leviticus, you are disobeying a tenet of the bible and
possibly condemning yourself to an eternity of hellfire and damnation.

It's really quite a ticklish problem.  Or was, until those clever Norwegians came

along with this red bracelet idea.

Best 
Jeremy Irwin

 

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Reference: Your experience with Chinese immigration in Yunnan. “…there were four
or five manned desks and a guy behind each….I could tell what the big boss was
thinking when he looked at me: This dumb fuck looks too stupid to be a spy so
he must be just a foreign-devil rice bucket….”

Dear Dean,

This brings back an unforgettable memory of going through Chinese immigration,
one province east of you, to enter Lang Son, Vietnam.  I walk in this remote

outpost, and am this Chinese immigration’s only “customer,” and there are

the four manned desks.

The three on the right, with the one in the middle an okay-looking, but second
to none in the severe factor, woman, were all looking at me so tremendously
severe with a touch of befuddlement.

I look at them in their uniforms, looking so fraught with authority, and it hits
me what it’s like to be Chinese and run afoul of these authorities. What a pure
hell it would be. I felt for these victims your read of.


It was all rather flabbergasting and involuntarily I was almost snickering at
the show. They were so serious they were funny.

I look at the fellow at the desk on the far left of me, this genial-appearing –
the opposite of the others - man a lot younger than the others, and his body
language was saying it all. He sympathized with me, was just about snickering at
my snickering at his three colleagues who you could feel that he felt needed to
lighten up and needed to act human.

I made it through, and then time for the Vietnamese. Easy. They were
comparatively like old high school friends. (It’s not necessarily like that when
you enter Vietnam, on ground from Cambodia, where I saw Vietnamese immigration
flunkies acting asinine and intimidating other travelers (mostly French) into
feeling they had to pay for assistance in filling out free forms. Rather like
the Poipet Cambodians.)

Back to the Chinese. Maybe only after getting through the Chinese immigration
did it hit me what a sight I had been. Not sure whether I knew that when facing
the four.

It was spring and nippy (but quite an improvement over Shanghai and Osaka where
I’d just come from and had frozen my ass off both places - spring had been
winter continued); hence, while facing the Chinese Immigration Four, I had the
rather crazy-looking combination of a socking hat (for warmth) plus a baseball
cap (for sun-screen) on top of it! Not very Chinese-looking, actually not
looking normal anyplace! Worked for me though.


No wonder they were looking at me…well as you were describing what the Chinese
in Kunming were seeing in you!


With fondness & respect,  Lewis
 

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Dear Dean,


I came across your website the other day, and have been perusing it with

interest.  You are probably a busy man, doing so much writing, but I would

be really grateful if you could offer

me some advice about, not Thailand, but CHINA!


You mention you have lived in China and speak Chinese (which type?).

And there is a fair chance you have travelled around the country a bit.
I speak simple conversational Mandarin and am planning a 4 to 6 week

trip to China later this year (I also speak pretty good Thai after

living there many years ago).
 

I have been to Beijing and seen the main sights there (though only

a short trip) this time I want to go around the south of the country.
 

- what is it like travelling in China away from tourist areas?
 

- are locals friendly/helpful to basic Chinese speakers (and to long noses

in general)? I'm 50yo Australian male by the way.
 

- how bad are scams there?
 

- any places you recommend in Kunming, Guangzhou, Hainan, Guilin; anything I should stay away from?
 

- do you know anything about 3 day boat trips on the Yangtze around the 3-Gorges dams? worth doing?
 

Now, for meatier questions. When travelling in Thailand, one of the delights is availability

of cheap and cheerful expert

massage by young and not so young therapists with expert skills. Both nice and naughty.
 

- is there any good nice massage in China? Expensive? Cheap? Easy to Find? Where should one look?
 

- what about its cousin, the naughty variety?
 

Another delight of The Land of S's is having some company in one's bed in the evening after

a long day traipsing around ruins, museums, parks, walls, palaces etc. Can that also be had

in China, or is it dangerous, illegal, risky?
 

(I've heard of various scams targetting western Gentlemen who savour these sorts of delights.

e.g. bird claims Westerner didn't pay her, or stole from her, calls in her heavy friends to

extract large amounts of renmimbi from hapless foreigner.  True? Exaggerated?)
 

Thanks for any light you can shine for me.

 
Best wishes,
Buat (aka Tom)

I cannot answer all of your questions but the Chinese have always been friendly to me, especially in the rural areas and remote mountain areas.  I speak mandarin and can swear in cantonese.  Haven't done the Gorges.  The type of scam you mention sounds far-fetched to me but there is one minor scam in which you are invited to taste tea.  The tea is expensive to buy and whoever suggests it gets a cut of the sale so unless you are into Chinese tea - some of which is excellent of course - avoid the numerous places selling tea.  Because I live in Thailand, Land of Beautiful Women, I do not always pick up chicks when I travel.  In fact, as a mentioned in my Beijing column last year, I was going out of my way trying to avoid all the chicks hitting on me as I walked back to my hotel on Wangfujing Street.  China is too large to generalize so I cannot help you with specifics.  In the south, travelers often get a phone call shortly after checking in from a female asking if they need company.  In Kunming a woman got onto the elevator and when I asked which floor she just said UP.  Then, of course, on the way up she asked if I needed a massage.  So have fun!  Oh, yes, should you need the phrase: Wo lei le, ni dzai shang mian hao ma? (I'm tired, would you please get on top?)

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Links You Might Enjoy

A video of a five-minute walk down Soi Cowboy.  Click here and then click "preview videos."

http://www.pbar.info/videos.html

 

Like to check out some bars in Thailand?  Try

http://www.bangkokbarfun.com.

Like to know what music is playing where in Bangkok each week?  Try http://www.bangkokgigguide.com.

Like to know more in depth about what music is playing where in Bangkok each week?  Try this great site:

http://www.bangkokjungle.com.

 

Tired of shoveling snow?  Check out Bangkok's sunshine.

 

Bangkok's weather report.

 

 

 

A great site for listening to Thai Morlan music and other folk music of Southeast Asia.

 

www.monsoon-country.org

 

 

 

A bit of black leather never hurts.  But she does.

 

Our Lady in Black

 

 

 

Like to learn a bit about retiring in Asia?

 

http://www.retiredexpat.com

 

 

 

Maps of all the provinces of Thailand

 

http://www.thailand-guide.org/maps/index.htm

 

 

 

Listen to RadioBangkok.net

 

mms://wma.radiobangkok.net/bangkok32?MSWMExt=.asf

 

 

 

Helping Kids in Thailand

 

Helping Thai Kids

 

 

 

A fine independent Pattaya Bookstore:

 

www.canterburytalescafe.com

 

 

Links You Might Not Enjoy

Politically incorrect rants and raves from Uncle Fred.

http://www.fredoneverything.net

 

Girlfriends looking for Taliban boyfriends.

Taliban Singles Dating Page

 

Very satirical writing and videos.

http://www.thenoseonyourface.com

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Got feedback to this column?  Got information on Thailand you would like to share?  Happy as a dung beetle to be living in Paradise?  Been ripped off?  Just write me.

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That's all for this monthly column.  Drop by again.  Explore the rest of the website.  Meanwhile, as the girls used to tell me during the 1960's: "I no lie you, GI, I love you long time; you number one!" 

And, remember: nothing says goodbye like a bullet.  And the more people I meet the more bullets I need.

 


 

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"At least one thing seems certain: against people who are ready to die in the cause of destroying freedom, people who are not willing to speak up for freedom for fear of being called a racist or an Islamophobe don't stand much chance of victory."

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More News on the "Religion of Peace"

 

The "Religion of Peace" continues to visit Southern Thailand

 

Just some of the recent atrocities committed by Muslims in Thailand

 

 

 

2011.02.21 Thailand Narathiwat  A 32-year-old Buddhist is murdered by Islamic gunmen while walking home from a tea shop.

 

011.02.21 Thailand Yala  Muslim bombers set off a blast in front of a supermarket, killing a local woman.

 

2011.02.21 Thailand Narathiwat  A Buddhist couple is targeted by Muslim terrorists, witth the husband dying from injuries.

 

2011.02.20 Thailand Narathiwat  Children are among the casualties when Muslim militants set off a car bomb a rake a restaurant with gunfire.

 

2011.02.18 Thailand Narathiwat  A 19-year-old man is shot in the head and neck by Muslim 'separatists'.

 

2011.02.18 Thailand Pattani  Muslim gunmen take down a 44-year-old man.

 

2011.02.17 Thailand Pattani  A local soldier is shot in the head and neck by Islamists while riding to work with his wife.

 

2011.02.13 Thailand Yala  Eighteen people are injured when Islamic radicals detonate a car bomb outside a bank.

 

2011.02.11 Thailand Narathiwat  Muslim gunmen take down two men in separate attacks, one at a market and the other in front of a mosque.

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2011.02.11 Thailand Pattani A young mother is shot in the head by Islamists while carrying her 2-year-old daughter.

2011.02.11 Thailand Narathiwat  Muslim gunmen kill two men in separate attacks, one at a market and the other in front of a mosque.

2011.02.10 Thailand Yala  A 32-year-old is shot to death by Muslim 'separatists'.

LINE2011.02.10 Thailand Pattani  Two women are among three Buddhist civilians viciously murdered and then burned by Muslim extremists.

2011.02.08 Thailand Yala  A 58-year-old Buddhist man and his wife are shot in their pickup truck by Muslim 'insurgents'.

2011.02.04 Thailand Pattani  Militant Muslims fire into a Buddhist village, killing one.

2011.02.04 Thailand Yala  Two security personnel are murdered by Muslim bombers.

2011.02.03 Thailand Pattani  Muslim radicals slit the throat of a 49-year-old plantation worker.

2011.02.03 Thailand Pattani  Muslim militants spray a group of elderly Buddhists at a market with machine-gun fire, killing five.

2011.02.01 Thailand Yala  Two Buddhist children, ages 7 and 15, are kidnapped and shot to death by Religion of Peace 'separatists'.

2011.01.29 Thailand Pattani  A Buddhist monk and three others are injured by a Mujahideen bomb blast while collecting alms.

 

And Many More badly Wounded

 

 

(Isn't it interesting how silent the Bangkok Post is about all this.  Yet they have lots of space to run stories and photos on pandas, lots of anti-American articles from leftist newspapers, and a boring, predictable column written by a Muslim fanatic every other Sunday.)

 

 

 

 

 

Over 4,400 Thais including monks and teachers and children have been murdered by Muslims in Southern Thailand and

over 45 Thais have been beheaded including Buddhist monks

 

 

Beheaded Thai soldiers

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"Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction." (Blaise Pascal, mathematician, 1670)

 

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What is interesting about articles on the mosque to be in Manhattan near the 9/11 site is that they never once mention the original name given to the mosque by Muslims who wanted to build it.  It was called the Cordoba Project.  So called because when Muslims began the invasion and conquest of Spain they built their first mosque at Cordoba.  Mosques are and always have been a sign of triumph over infidels.  Since the 7th century they have been used to plan battles and store weapons.  They are definitely not the same as a church or Buddhist temple.  When they realized some of us infidels knew what it meant they changed the name.  I do not want this mosque built there as many Muslims also have said the same thing as basically "why fan the flames?"  But I see no legal way to stop it.
 
Far more worrying to me is what Muslims in America are doing to take away our rights such as freedom of expression, etc., and the wimp response of Americans.  New York publishers cancelled books on Islam because as they admitted they fear for their staff.  A play in Cincinnati was not put on because of Muslim objections so it was moved and put on in Manhattan.  Muslim groups are suing anyone who speaks out against Islam including radio hosts.  It is the stealth Jihad going on in America which is the frightening thing.  They now have the numbers so that Muslim Associations on university campuses heckle and threaten speakers who are pro-Israel and many times campus guards have to protect the speakers and at times police have been needed as well.  People are afraid to invite anti-Muslim speakers now.  They can burn our flag and the Bible but we cannot burn their hate-filled Koran (in which we are called monkeys and apes).  And they are doing their best to change the curriculum of our school systems to whitewash Islam. 
 
The Muslim who did the right thing and testified against the cowardly bastard who killed 13 Americans at Ft. Hood says now that his entire Muslim community (in America) has cut him dead.  He did the horrible thing of helping infidels against a Muslim.  Never mind that he was a murderer.   There is not one Muslim country in the world which gives equal rights to its minorities; but when they are in a minority, they demand not just equal but extra rights above everyone else.  Ironically, it is the illegal immigrants from Mexico who are standing up to these arrogant bastards in factories saying no they will not let Muslims tell them when to close for Muslim holidays, etc. 
 
I fought against Muslim fanatics on the streets of New York in 1989 when they wanted to kill Salmon Rushdie for something he wrote.  I woke up to the very real danger of what happens when these screaming, hate-filled assholes have the numbers to cause problems.  When Muslims want to kill writers I take that very personally - as should everyone.
 
Whether or not they build the mosque is not such an emotional issue with me.  Bleeding heart liberal denials of the fact that Islam is a clear and present danger to a democracy is what puzzles and astonishes me.  Believe me, the more you learn about Islam the more you will come to realize it is not a "religion of peace."  And as real moderate Muslims point out, the more Western liberals deny that their are problems within Islam itself, the more those liberals pull the rug out from the truly moderate Muslims.  And, yes, it is a cliché, but I am a firm believer in the adage that all it takes for evil to triumph is for enough good men to do nothing.

 

Fighting back against Islamization of the West

http://www.stopshariahnow.org/

 

THE RELIGION OF PEACE (in the real world)

 

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YET ANOTHER GREAT PAT CONDELL VIDEO

The Truth about Islam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IEkelAsmcf4

 

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Islam is Evil: Richard Dawkins

http://freethoughtnation.com/contributing-writers/63-acharya-s/479-richard-dawkins-islam-is-one-of-the-great-evils-of-the-world.html

 

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Indonesia: More Muslim Intolerance

http://www.news.com.au/breaking-news/footage-of-deadly-mob-attack-emerges/story-e6frfku0-1226001770342

 

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MI6: Britain facing 'unstoppable wave of home-grown suicide bombers'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1353577/Britain-facing-wave-homegrown-suicide-bombers-warns-MI6.html

 

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WHAT DO THESE WOMEN HAVE IN COMMON?

MUSLIM MEN KILLED THEM IN "HONOR KILLINGS"

 

Killed by Muslim fathers, brothers, etc., for trying to live as a human being

 

Chicago campaign on taxis to stop the Islamization of America & the killing of Muslim women by their family members.  The campaign is now in danger of being discontinued.

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This woman had a nose once; until Muslim men decided she wasn't Muslim enough.  Women want go to school?  Talk to a non-relative?  Muslim men have ways to stop that.  Acid, for one.  Click on the photographs.

91 percent of honor killings worldwide are done by Muslims

84 percent of honor killings in US done by Muslims

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                                                                                 Happening Now in America:

Islamic foot-washing basins in airports; Shariah finance being introduced by American banks; college campuses designating Islamic prayer rooms for Muslims only; Islamic compounds practicing Shariah law springing up across America; public schools using tax dollars to indoctrinate American students into Islam; demands by Muslim parents that their children be provided private prayer rooms in their public schools; Muslim workers demanding special workplace accommodations no other religious person would ask for; creative people being threatened as with South Park; publishers self-censoring out of fear of Muslim anger and hate; plays self-censored out of fear of Muslim backlash; Muslim Associations on college campuses interrupting speakers they don't like; Muslim taxi drivers refusing to allow guide dogs for the blind in their taxis; high school texts whitewashing Islam; and the list goes on.  And on.  And on.

http://www.watson37.com/-Misunderstanders--Roster.html
 

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"How dreadful are the curses which Mohammedanism lays on its votaries! Besides the fanatical frenzy, which is as dangerous in a man as hydrophobia in a dog...No stronger retrograde force exists in the world (than Islam)." Winston Churchill

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Mohammad Playing with his Six-year-old Bride to Be

The so-called Prophet Muhammad Married a six-year-old named Aisha and had Sex with the girl by the time she was nine (if not before).  Mohammad ordered the death of two poets who mocked him as well as killed many others.  The Koran is full of hate for non-believers which it equates with "evil-doers."  Islam is not a religion: it is a fanatical brotherhood and hate-filled ideology.  The West continues to ignore the fact that Islam is a clear and present danger to anyone who believes in free speech, an independent judiciary, free press, etc., etc.  Self-censorship is now being practiced in Europe and America to appease Muslims.  The more Muslims a country lets in, the more problems it will have.

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Raping boys is called "MAN-LOVING DAY"

Is She or isn't he?

"Sexual abuse of boys in the Islamic religious schools known as madrasas is not uncommon, and neither is the rape of boys in Afghanistan, especially on Thursday, known as “man-loving day,” because Friday prayers are thought to absolve a sinner of all his guilt."

http://www.glapn.org/sodomylaws/world/afghanistan/afnews009.htm

 

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"All it takes for evil to triumph is for enough good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke

Ibn Warraq:

The cartoons in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten raise the most important question of our times: freedom of expression. Are we in the west going to cave into pressure from societies with a medieval mindset, or are we going to defend our most precious freedom -- freedom of expression, a freedom for which thousands of people sacrificed their lives? A democracy cannot survive long without freedom of expression, the freedom to argue, to dissent, even to insult and offend...Unless, we show some solidarity, unashamed, noisy, public solidarity with the Danish cartoonists, then the forces that are trying to impose on the Free West a totalitarian ideology will have won; the Islamization of Europe will have begun in earnest.

 

http://www.albawaba.com/en/news/248538

 

"I studied the Quran a great deal. I came away from that study with the conviction that there have been few religions in the world as deadly to men as that of Muhammad...it is the principal cause of the decadence so visible today in the Muslim world and, though less absurd than the polytheism of old, its social and political tendencies are more to be feared, and I regard it as a form of decadence rather than a form of progress in relation to paganism itself." Alexis de Tocqueville

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Muslim extremists brandishing banners calling British soldiers 'Butchers'

 

  • "The sword of Muhammad and the Quran are the most fatal enemies of civilization, liberty, and the truth which the world has yet known." - The eminent orientalist Sir William Muir (1819-1905)

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    Iran 23

    "All religions take care to silence or to execute those who question them...It has, however, been some time since Judaism and Christianity resorted openly to torture and censorship. Not only did Islam begin by condemning all doubters to eternal fire, but it still claims the right to do so in almost all of its dominions, and still preaches that these same dominions can and must be extended by war." - Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

     

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    'If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.' - Benjamin Netanyahu

     

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    The Bodies of Two Dead Gays in Iran

     

    (killed by adherents of "the religion of peace")

     

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    There is not one Muslim country in the world which gives equal rights to non-Muslims but when Muslims enter other countries they demand more than equal rights!  Write your congressman and tell him to stop kowtowing to Muslims.

    “No other religion in Europe is so demanding, and no other migration group depends so much on the social welfare state and is so much connected to criminality.”

     

     

    “Religion is an insult to human dignity.  With or without it, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things.  But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion.”        --        by Nobel Laureate physicist Steven Weinberg. 

     

     

    "Mohammad poisoned the sources of human felicity at the fountain, by degrading the condition of the female sex...and he declared undistinguishing and exterminating war, as a part of his religion, against all the rest of mankind. The essence of his doctrine was violence and lust: to exalt the brutal over the spiritual part of human nature" - John Quincy Adams

     

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    FROM THE KORAN:
    —The unbelievers are your inveterate enemy. (4:101)
    —Mohammed is God’s apostle. Those who follow him are ruthless to the unbelievers but merciful to one another. (48:29).
    —It is unlawful for a believer to kill another believer, accidents excepted. (4:92)
    —Believers, take neither the Jews nor the Christians for your friends. (5:51)
    —Make war on them until idolatry shall cease and God’s religion shall reign supreme. (8:40)
    —Fight against them until idolatry is no more and God’s religion reigns supreme. (2:193)
    —The true believers fight for the cause of God, but the infidels fight for the devil.  (4:76)
    —We will put terror into the hearts of the unbelievers. (3:151)
    —I shall cast terror into the hearts of the infidels. Strike off their heads, strike off the very tips of their fingers. (8:12)


    FROM THE SAYINGS OF MUHAMMAD:
    —Muhammad said to the Jews: “If you embrace Islam, you will be safe. You should know that the earth belongs to Allah and His Apostle, and I want to expel you from this land. “
    — Allah’s Apostle said, “You (i.e. Muslims) will fight with the Jews till some of them will hide behind stones. The stones will (betray them) saying, ‘O ‘Abdullah (i.e. slave of Allah)! There is a Jew hiding behind me; so kill him.‘ “
    —Mohammed said, “I have been ordered to fight with the people till they say, “None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, and whoever says, “ None has the right to be worshipped but Allah , his life and property will be saved by me.“ (otherwise it will not). Vol. 4:196
    —Mohammed said, “Whoever changes his Islamic religion, kill him.“ Vol. 9:57
    —Mohammed said, “ No Muslim should be killed for killing a Kafir” (infidel). Vol. 9:50
    —Muhammad said: “Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, … “. (Sahih Muslim 4294)

     

     

     

     

     

    Some books that tell it like it is!

     

    Now on trial in Holland for "insulting Islam"

     

     

    The Islamization of Europe

    Muslims are rapidly destroying freedom in Europe and have even brought about self-censorship and real censorship in the United States.  But there is one city in Holland where a new reality can be seen with the naked eye, more than anywhere else. Here, entire neighborhoods look as if they have been lifted from the Middle East, here stand the largest mosques in Europe, here parts of sharia law are applied in the courts and theaters, here many of the women go around veiled, here the mayor is a Muslim, the son of an imam.  This city is Rotterdam, Holland's second largest city by population, and the largest port in Europe by cargo volume.  Europeans, especially politicians, will not lift a finger to fight against Islamofascism.  And future generations will pay the price. 

    The hate-filled Quran (Koran) consistently uses offending remarks whenever it mentions non-Muslims. It describes non-Muslims as animals (Q.7: 179, Q.25: 44, Q.47: 12). Then it describes the Jews as donkeys Q. 62:5 then as apes and pigs (Q.2: 65, Q. 5:60, Q. 7:166). To be described as an animal is a bad insult in Arabic culture, but pigs, apes and donkeys are particularly bad.  "Religion of Peace," my ass. 

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    More people are killed by Islamists each year than in all 350 years of the Spanish Inquisition combined. (source)
     

    EXCUSES OVER THE YEARS THAT POLITICALLY CORRECT PEOPLE HAVE MADE FOR MUSLIMS KILLING NON-MUSLIMS IN AMERICA & ELSEWHERE

    For the latest roundup of Muslim atrocities around the world click here:

    http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/

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    Please note, I do not and never would advocate violence against individual Muslims in any community.  For one thing, the guy you beat up with a baseball bat may turn out to have just escaped from some horrible Islamic regime.  Individual violence against Muslims or doing damage to mosques, etc., is just stupid and is also counterproductive as Muslim fanatics will show pictures of that all over the Muslim world to incite people against the West. 

    A good case can be made that Islam is a fanatical brotherhood masquerading as a religion, and, indeed, the adherents of Islam often act that way.   But, as individuals, a Muslim neighbor might possibly be more honest than a Christian neighbor.  It is only that the Muslim will have been brought up in a religion/brotherhood with a medieval mindset that is centuries behind the times and has a penchant for violence, especially against those who criticize the Koran and other aspects of Islam.   Winning the war against Muslim fanatics will take a long time and be hard-fought but, assuming people wake up to the clear and present danger of Islam, it can and will be won.  But we must demand that more and more moderate Muslims join the fight against fanatical Muslims.   We must demand that our leaders absolutely reject any "compromise" on our right to free expression.  Compromising with the fanatics pulls the rug out from the Muslim moderates desperately trying to reform and secularize Islam.  And we must never bow to Muslim demands to curb our hard-won freedom of expression.   And freedom of expression always includes satire and even insulting satire including satire of glorified tribal myths called religion.

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