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    Re: Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyk
    the Thai way of thinking.
    A reader's oxymoron?

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    Re: Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyk
    Yeah, trick is to see things in context. At least some creativity was displayed with this "sports day.'
    i agree, so long as: (a) it was innocent (b) teachers in the know first considered the implications, and (c) somebody explained to them the jist of things.

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    Re: Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille
    A reader's oxymoron?
    Yeah, if ever.

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    Re: Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyk
    This is not Europe, but Thailand, where a holiday is a trip to the Mall Bangkapi, and a hobby is "sleeping."
    actually my holiday is a trip to the mall and i can't deny the joy of sleep.

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    Re: Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by kenkannif
    Mate I don't think there's any doubt that it's not the 'nice' swastika, rather the 'kill the Jews' one
    Facing the way it did when the nazis used it, it meant strength. Facing the other way it meant love / compassion. The idea was that the two should go together.

    Obviously Hitler just empasised the strength symbol, and forgot abot the one facing t'other way.

    Learnt that doing a Buddhist-based martial art. Sounds plausible enough, though have never looked into it.

    Must be plenny shit online, if you've got the time / inclination to look.

    Those Thais were in my eyes a bit off dressing like Nazis. But I find the gap between rich and poor (here and elsewhere) more offensive.
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    Re: Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by ajarn farang
    actually my holiday is a trip to the mall and i can't deny the joy of sleep.
    Yes, I'm old enough to realize that I'm not going to change anything. If I want a change I get a hair cut, or a new girlfriend, but changing anything in Asia? Highly unlikely. Maybe direct a few people, or share some information with them, but make a difference? Don't think so.

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    Re: Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by Lor Ling
    Those Thais were in my eyes a bit off dressing like Nazis. But I find the gap between rich and poor (here and elsewhere) more offensive.
    another dimension of 'equality'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommyk
    Yes, I'm old enough to realize that I'm not going to change anything. If I want a change I get a hair cut, or a new girlfriend, but changing anything in Asia? Highly unlikely. Maybe direct a few people, or share some information with them, but make a difference? Don't think so.
    nobody can change the world but a people can reduce or limit bad things. the world would be worse if people did less and the world could be better if people did more. but im sure that for the most part it would be fucked.
    Last edited by ajarn farang; 27th September 2007 at 17:33. Reason: Automerged Doublepost

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    Re: Wtf

    I have an old relative who fought in WWII and I worked with many WWII vets when I was young. My old cousin wouldn't be buying a German a beer. There were some horrible things done under the name of the Nazis...stories he has told me made some war movies look tame. They didn't talk about things except with their mates because the events were so horrific.

    I have met the occasional German exchange student, nice kids, they have an idea something went on way back then but it sounds like it was missing from their history curriculum so their understanding of things is well cleansed.

    I know more about Thai history (and that's stuff all) than many Thais I have met. So I would excuse this incident as a combination of blind ignorance and the Thai desire to dress up more fancy than the next dude.

    I wonder if there was an old German skulking around in the background though.

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    Re: Wtf

    overall. but we have to consider others, like you and i. if you can reduce human suffering, then why not? if you can combat injustice, where is the harm in that?

    when it comes to educating people though, i sometimes question things. would we be more content with the brains of dogs? just a thought.

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    Re: Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by ajarn farang
    this doesn't make a lot of sense. the nazis believed in racial purity and went about fostering and raising a "master race" (blonde hair or whatever). jesus said to love everybody as you love yourself. therefore i see this remark of yours as quite silly.
    Yes, might be silly but true mate....check it out. He sent out people looking for the Spear (in the Arctic I think) and also Atlantis. Remember silly and religion often go hand in hand

    as usual you are missing the point, incapable of synthesising an argument. it is the explicit nature that causes a problem. if they were dressed as germans from 1939 it wouldn't matter; just like, if they were dressed explicitly as slave traders it would matter.
    Nah just arguing with you is useless 'cos you're basically mental mate


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    Re: Wtf

    i've got a headache now. bye.

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    Re: Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by Lor Ling
    Facing the way it did when the nazis used it, it meant strength. Facing the other way it meant love / compassion. The idea was that the two should go together.

    Obviously Hitler just empasised the strength symbol, and forgot abot the one facing t'other way.

    Learnt that doing a Buddhist-based martial art. Sounds plausible enough, though have never looked into it.

    Must be plenny shit online, if you've got the time / inclination to look.

    Those Thais were in my eyes a bit off dressing like Nazis. But I find the gap between rich and poor (here and elsewhere) more offensive.
    Yeah I kind of knew the difference (from here actually) but I think the black suit and boots etc. kind of meant whichever way it was facing it was the 'wrong' one....dya get what I mean kind of ting?

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    Re: Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrille
    A reader's oxymoron?
    Cyrille you live in the Middle East with rag headed goatshaggers and it looks like they are rubbing off on you. Thailand has some funny ways and we who live here have to vent our frustration occasionally to keep a balanced perspective. However I can assure you Thai people are not stupid and do think...just a bit differently to us...and that is why we like it here.

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    Re: Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by kenkannif
    but I think the black suit and boots etc. kind of meant whichever way it was facing it was the 'wrong' one....

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    Re: Wtf

    Quote Originally Posted by kenkannif
    dya get what I mean kind of ting?
    Sort of!

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