I've only seen women hit men in Canada.
I've even seen a court case where a girlfriend stabbed her boyfriend in the back and he got charged with assault. [She got NO charges, whatsoever-and was the prosecutions main 'witness'! ].
[She says he threw her into some bushes, so she 'found' a knife on the ground and stabbed him in the back with it. He says he felt a pain in his back as he was walking past her, ignoring her, to get his shit he had stored in a shed (he was sleeping in the local park), when he felt a pain in his back, dropped to his knees, saw blood, and realized he'd been stabbed or somehow how fucked up by her, then threw her into the bushes...].
Jesus H. Christ...Canada is such a biased, Communist shithole...
My mom's different.
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So I guess if you believe this - then you condone hitting women.Originally Posted by IsaanAlex
Know yourself first and then others.
It's a well written peice for a local newspaper. But surely the high " 20,032 murders by firearm in two years" is from the time of the phoney war on drugs??
Why don't we hear about all these killings? 10,000 a year is according to me brain calculator is 30 a day! And that's just bloody murder by gun....
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It does sound a bit high when you put it like that.Originally Posted by mad_dog
What's wrong with that? It may not be acceptable in the west, but these Asian women grow up expecting it. In fact, if you don't spank them then they consider you to be weak and a coward. I speak from experience.Originally Posted by Ajarntheone
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I think we, the expats and/or tourists would benefit better not knowing Thailand is number three for murders!
I don't see how we benefit from not knowing about the dangers of the land we live in.Originally Posted by Ice Maiden
People think Thailand is a safe place, but in reality it can be dangerous.
I grew up in the belief that if you worry too much about danger you fall in to it. Therefore I pretty much took a 'Rambo' approach to life and living. ie travelling around 3rd world countries with no insurance. Going to dangerous countries and generally not shying away from danger.
You could say that i 'laughed in the face of danger' and 'tweaked the nose of fear', but now I am older I am more careful, so yeah, i like to know if I'm going to be shot. Back in England, I would never shy away from a confrontation (or fight), even with bigger guys.
Like I have said before, Thai's have no honour when it comes to confrontation. if you get into trouble with a Thai they will run away and either a)get a gun or knife, b) phone their friends to help them out, or c) get their girlfriends to come and help them out.
Bloody cowards - no wonder they were wooped by the Burmese - twice.
That's why i need to know if it's safe in Thailand. So the next time a guy cut's me up, I just smile and say 'mai pen lie' (with the emphasis on the 'lie'.)
Cambo and Vietnam can both be quite nasty places to get on the wrong side of the locals too.
And I thought Moss Side was dangerous!!!
Where does somehwere like Iraq fit into these stats?
I understand your concern and both tourists and expats need to take care like in any other country including their home countries however the mind does strange things to you!Originally Posted by Ajarntheone
When I went to America for a short holiday I was having a great time until I watched the news and saw all the gruesome news about murders and such, that made me want to be over cautious! I even thought about staying inside my hotel room where it was safe.
I think knowing details such as what rank Thailand is on the list of murders will just put off tourists and scare people a little too much. That is why I believe we would benefit more not knowing.
The truth, however confronting, is ultimately more comforting than bullshit.
Faith, by itself, isn't a good enough reason to believe. Instead, a belief must be defensible through reason, logic, and evidence.
The idea that faith is somehow justified by the fact that the beliefs cannot be proven is a truly Orwellian position to adopt - not to mention intellectually and ethically dangerous.
I understand your point of view, Umbuka (btw why is it many members have latin in their signatures and display message? I dont even understand much latin!)
Yeah, I respect you for that one because after all I'd like to know the truth too but many a time news can change and distort the truth too
That is what makes the truth so valuable and precious.but many a time news can change and distort the truth too
"Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus" is a quote from the film V for Vendetta which is also a quote from a latin version of Faust.
It means: By the power of truth I while living have conquered the universe.
No, I haven't. Yet.
Benefit in what way? Because you understand how things work in the country you came from, but prefer to live in ignorance here? Its hardly a mature way to go through life.Originally Posted by Ice Maiden