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 two weeks 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, Electric Blue, The Duke of Wellington pub, 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 and, if still no winner, to 10,500, etc.  Second prize is a "I Support Single Moms" T-shirt.  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, waitresses and hostesses).

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Please note: Unlike with certain other Thailand nightlife columns, it is NOT possible to catch Swine Flu from reading this one.  You may Read on in perfect safety.

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Meanwhile: Back at St. Moritz, Sukhumvit Soi 11

Two friends of mine have joined St. Moritz and are enjoying the place.  I like being invited there as a guest; I don't pay anything unless of course I agree with the mama-san that one of the girls should sit with me.  They had an interesting beauty contest on stage the other night.  But remember if you are not a member it costs 1,000 baht to get in.  One of the two friends is going to join Pegasus so he should have some good comparisons for us.

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Exit Ladyboys

Alas, for those who love variety, Mambos is gone from Washington Square.  Doesn't it look forlorn?  But, hey, a new sports bar is opening underneath in the not too distant future, so there is a silver lining.

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What's Up?

So regardless of Red Shirts and Blue Shirts and Yellow Shirts, life goes on...  My life has gone on pretty much as usual: I got Bronchitis, my computer up and died before I could transfer a whole shitload of crucial things, my ten-year-old phone refused to be recharged anymore, and the beautiful woman I bedded in Macau from northeast China spoke mandarin with what sounded like a tuk tuk backfiring-accent.  I was planning on discussing sex in Macau this time around but as all my slides are still on the hard drive of the dead computer (and might or might not be retrieved) I won't be doing that this column. 

I don't know about you, but I hate to spend the time learning about the latest technology.  So the ten-year-old phone served me well but it was getting more and more reluctant to be recharged so finally I had to break down and buy a new one.  Needless to say, the simplest I could find: I wanted no internet connection, no high resolution camera, no MP3 function, no touch-screen controls, no G.P.S., no bullshit of any kind.  And I'm quite happy with the Nokia I got for 1080 baht.

But, as I had guessed, when you buy a more modern computer, there will be some hassles.  For example, the printer I have has a cord with a parallel connection at both ends.  And of course modern computers don't have those anymore.  So that means trying to install the printer I bought last year but abandoned when I saw the accompanying chart had 17 steps to setup.  But I do have to say this 22-inch Asus monitor screen looks great.  And it has an embedded webcam, not that anybody particularly would want to see me, not would I wish to be seen.

It is only natural that if we are not mechanically inclined, and love books, as we get older we fall farther and farther behind the learning curve of technology.  But there is so much time-wasting bullshit online that I am pleased not to understand a lot of things.  For example, Twitter.  My understanding is that you have a whole list of friends and each is constantly asking the others WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW?  The very last thing I would want in my life at the moment is some complete asshole inundating me with WHAT ARE YOU DOING NOW? messages.  Furthermore, Twitter people talk about "tweets" and other shit like that which sounds suspiciously faggy to old farts like me.  So fair warning: if you send me a fucking message like that I will not only kill you, I will demote your family scholars going back three generations (whoops, sorry, slipped into the Ch'ing Dynasty there for a moment - it must be the Bronchitis medicine doesn't like the speed pill).  One thing I have learned though: if you have Bronchitis and your computer is down, you do get a lot of reading done.

Anyway, you know what a pixel is, right?  But do you know what a dead pixel is?  No, not a rock group but it does sound kind of neat for such, right?  It is a tiny pinprick of light on the monitor.  So I have one on my new monitor.  It doesn't bother me because you can see it mainly only when on the blue "bliss" Microsoft screen.  But if I should venture to a porn site it is kind of neat the way I can line up the pixel on...OK, I digress.  Well, not really, when there is no subject one cannot really digress, right?

Anyway, I went to Macau to escape the water-throwing bullshit and ended up escaping the civil war in Bangkok as well.  Second time I have left hours before a coup or rebellion began.  Maybe I'm psychic. Maybe I'm CIA.  Maybe I'm an asshole.  Actually, I could be all three, no?

 
Thai Airlines signs up comedian-dominatrix Nishioka

Thai Airlines signs up comedian-dominatrix Nishioka

TOKYO —

Comedian-dominatrix Sumiko Nishioka, 33, is the new image character in Japan for Thai Airlines.  She will promote the airline under the theme of “Thai Beauty Program.” The airline wants to market Thailand’s beauty and spa recreation facilities for Japanese women. “I visited Thailand and really enjoyed the beauty and spa service there. It made me feel so beautiful. I’ve been feeling so satisfied with myself since then!”

Asked about the dominatrix characters she usually plays, Nishioka said: “I feel like I’ve reached the limit of my character in that respect. I’d like to take on a new challenge.”

(Comedian-dominatrix?!  Oh, yeah, they're a barrel of laughs.  No Way Anybody Could Make This Up!)

And by the way, check out this NYTimes video of Pakistani brothers making fetish and bondage gear in Karachi next to a mosque.  They became millionaires.  They sell a lot to the US.  How these guys manage to pull this off and stay alive is beyond me.  May I suggest an ad for the Pakistani Tourist Board: Pakistan: the country where you can get whipped for real and whipped for fun!

http://video.nytimes.com/video/2009/04/27/world/1194839708301/a-pakistani-underworld.html

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Blu Ray Copies of the Much-acclaimed Ghost Film "P"

Yes, thanks to the generosity of the director Paul Spurrier, one lucky reader of this site is going to win a free copy of a high-definition version of the film with superb picture quality.  You can see information of the film at http://www.films.in.th

OK, what is the downside?  Well, precisely because this is very high quality Blu Ray, far superior to DVD, it will not play on a DVD. It will only play in a Blu Ray player; but they can be bought in any Power Mall in Bangkok or Pattaya.  And since Blu Ray is the coming thing, you might as well get off your ass and buy a Blu Ray player.  This film disk will not be available in shops.  This is a limited collector's edition and has been signed by the Director and reportedly kissed by the succulent leading actress.  If you don't win you can go to the site and buy it there.  I have a tiny role in the film wherein the beautiful leading actress - in her ghost state - eats my heart and liver.  And although I haven't signed the disks, should you ask I will kiss it for you also.  Maybe.

OK, what do you have to do to win?  Just answer one simple question.  In what is regarded as Graham Greene's best novel, The Power and the Glory, although the story has nothing to do with Thailand, there is a color connection between Mexico and Thailand.  It involves the plight of the priest.  What is the connection?

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After Dark magazine ladies

 

 

 

A DAY IN THE LIFE

or

Mama Said They'll be Days Like This, My Mama Said

 

by Paul

 

As I step out of the door, the heat strikes me like a thud, almost taking away my ability to breath. Before I reach the expensive rental car, my shirt is soaked with sweat, and my energy levels have evaporated along with all my bodily fluids. I start the car, and pant, waiting for the air conditioning to reduce the temperature to something in which more than just a scorpion could survive.  Finally I can move off, and turn on the radio. It's 'Nothing Lasts Forever'... again. How many records do they actually have at the radio station? As I do every day, I try to find something else to listen to, but find only Thai singers accompanied by a Bontempi organ, or the wailings of testosterone-fueled teenagers copying western rock singers.

 

I have a long time to do this, because after only a hundred yards my car is stationary in a traffic jam. The road is wide enough of course to allow easy passage, but the Mercedes and BMW parked outside restaurants on both sides of the road mean that the entire traffic flow of Eastern Bangkok has to pass through a gap barely wide enough for a tuk-tuk.  It doesn't help that the state-of-the-art traffic lights at the crossroads are once again just flashing red, which apparently means, 'bugger this, sort it out yourselves.'. So we fight it out at the crossroads, trading wing mirror for bumper, and I wonder if I should check my rental contract again to see what the insurance excess is. But of course I'm a farang, so whatever the contract says, I'll end up paying.

 

I wonder if I should turn back home.  I don't even know where I'm going.  Another massage perhaps - another famous bloody Thai massage, which will keep you healthy all your life, just by poking your toes. But I think not. My back is still agony from the massage two days ago when the amazonian woman caused me to scream while she inserted her knuckle between by vertebrae. At least when she asked me if it hurt and I said that of course if fucking hurts, it caused some amusement. The whole place erupted in laughter at my pain.

 

No. Not a Thai massage. Or a foot massage. Or any other bloody sort of massage, thank you very much. And if I want a happy ending, can't we negotiate it beforehand? I know the plan, dearie. You get me all worked up and aroused, then whisper 1500 Baht, pretending that this is a secret and that there aren't ten other men being wanked off within five square metres. You think that I will have reached such a state of excitement that I'll agree to anything, but of course you're mistaken, my darling. I will negotiate, and I will negotiate hard, until my erection has subsided, and I really couldn't give a damn anymore, and I lie there wondering why I even came here as a fat forty-year old tugs at my flaccid penis.

 

No. Not a massage. Not today.  Maybe a film - a Woody Allen, or a French period drama, or an LA indie film, or an old film noir in repertory.  But I suspect that these might be hard to find. The reality of course will be Dragonball, Fast and Furious or Pink Panther 2. No not a film. Really not a film at all.

 

If I were a woman of course I'd go shopping. I'd buy a new handbag or a new pair of shoes. But I don't need anything. Or rather, the things I need I can't afford. I could go to Paragon and spend an entire afternoon looking at things I can't afford. How did this happen? I came here because it was a country I could feel rich in. And now daily I realise I'm one of the poor. I can't buy a smart car, I can't have the latest mobile phone. I can't eat at the Dome. I am really only one step above the motorbike taxi-drivers and the prostitutes. Which is perhaps why they are the only Thai people I ever meet.

 

But of course, all these thoughts are just the idle play of my few functioning brain cells.  Because I know what I'm going to do. It's the only thing one can do. I will get drunk.  And after I'm drunk enough, I will go and buy drinks for prostitutes. The young ones will reject me because I speak Thai and I have shagged all their friends, and I live too far away, and I might make them think about their life, which is the last thing in the world they want to do.  And I could get an old, ugly one, but really masturbation is better value, if I only had the energy, which I don't.  But thankfully sleep comes easily, and the day disappears in a blur like all the other days. And tomorrow I have to go to the post office...

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As it is a pretty safe bet that most readers of this column have yet to buy my book The Go Go Dancer who Stole My Viagra & other Poetical Tragedies of Thailand I have decided to post one of the poems from the book from time to time.  Some of the poems are serious and some are for fun. 

 

Margin of Error 

I must tell the truth in that

I find it impossible to move

While they stroke my knee.

 

And then so, so gradually

Their lovely hands find a more excitable part of my anatomy

Which, of course, runs amok.

 

After which

They

raise their glasses

kiss my cheek

and wish me luck.

 

“I no lie”

They say to me

“You have a ‘good heart’”

(known in Thai 

as jai dee).

 

However it should be pointed out that

 

The margin of error in any random sampling

of bargirl opinion

is plus or minus

one hundred percentage points.

 

And by the way

The poet has requested notification that you have seen this poem.

 

Send: Now, Later, Never, Whenever

                                    

 

 

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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.

I managed to survive Songkran, the Thai New Year, and lived to love another day at least.  Dean chose to flee the country at water works time, as Songkran is the period that everyone douses everyone else with water, regardless of age, sex, national origin or whether or not you are dressed for the occasion.  I have to question his judgment on this matter.  Three days of lovely young Thai lasses wearing cut-off short and tank tops, boobs hanging out and soaking wet from head to toe and practically raping every man who walks by.  Hmmmm, it was a living hell and I must say that Dean wouldn’t have enjoyed it nearly as much as I did.  It was really embarrassing the time that 4 soi Cowboy go-go girls recognized me, wrestled me to the ground and proceeded to rub their hands and faces (and many other parts of their anatomy) all over me.  Never again will I submit to the humiliation, degradation and sexual exploitation.  Dean, next year I will flee the country with you for sure.  I feel so…….cheap and used.  It just sucks being treated as a sex object.

Speaking of Songkran, I was playing along with the water fights on day number 1 of the festival with my best mate from Sunderland, England.  He looked around at the thousands of people who were engaged in soaking each other with water and the general mayhem involved in the outright insanity and he quipped “in England everyone would be fighting and punching each other after the first five minutes if this festival was held there.” 

One of my favorite subjects to rant on about is the value of dating normal Thai gals as opposed to just being engaged in the pay for play game with the bar girls.  Recently both my best mate and I were reminded of the nastiest side effect in this method of madness.  Normal Thai girls are jealous, and sometimes CRAZY jealous.  When you pay a gal for sex there are generally no feelings involved, you simply pay your money and the gal earns some money.  It is a financial transaction and as with any financial transaction the customer calls the shots.  The gal comes over to see you at the time you require, you have your fun and she goes about her business as does the customer. 

When normal Thai girls (gals not involved in the naughty nightlife business) spend time with you, they are polite, demure and lovely in every way.  Really they are the epitome of beauty, grace and femininity.   The sex is so good that really any sexual experience with a professional gal pales in comparison.   When the relationship grows, they treat you like a movie star and I must admit that in no time in my life have I felt so loved and cherished as I have in my relationships with Thai gals.  When a Thai gal decides that she likes you, you are floating on air and living in paradise.  The problems begin when she decides that she is absolutely crazy about you and you are her one true love.  Many Thai gals at this stage become possessive, jealous, neurotic, controlling and manipulative.  This angel who has been treating you with so much love, respect and kindness suddenly begins to look for hairs in your bedroom, interrogate you about every phone call received and every photo found in your room, and throws temper tantrums any time you want to do something other than spend time with her.  Based on this I have acquired a new philosophy of life, and I want to share it with my cherished readers: 

“My goal in life is to find many hot, sexy, demure Thai gals who like me just enough to want to fu*k my brains out all night long as if I was their long lost love, but don’t like me quite enough to want me to be their boyfriend.” 

Yes, I know my goal is a noble one, and will most likely be difficult and time consuming to pursue, but I vow to fight on as long as the body is willing and the mind is soaked with alcohol. 

Foreign men living in Thailand tend to have a relatively low opinion of western women.  I must admit that the only time I ever look at a western woman here is to give myself a laugh or jokingly poke fun at a friend by saying “Wow, look at this one walking down the street” just as a 300-pound white whale is passing by.  Generally western women are obese, aggressive and extremely judgmental in my opinion.  However, I can recall two instances where I actually met an open minded and insightful lady whose main goal in life was not to look down upon the local populace.  The first instance was while I was sitting in one of my favorite go-go bars watching the local talent and a Swiss lady sitting next to me tapped me on the shoulder and said “this place is great! If I were a man I would come here every day.”  She was cool.  The second instance I was sitting on the skytrain with a model girlfriend of mine (who happens to have absolutely perfect legs) and an American woman sitting next to me asked if we would tell her where my girlfriend bought her stockings.  I remarked that she wasn’t wearing any stockings.  Her response was to roll her eyes as she good naturedly quipped “I think I am going to kill myself.”   At least there are a few western women who have managed to escape the war against sex and femininity being waged back there. 

As for bars, on soi Nana there is a new beer bar just opened a few weeks ago just to the right of the entrance to Nana Plaza. Its called “Strikers” and has a sports theme with many good sized TV sets, nicely furnished décor, tons of pretty ladies working, as well as a happy hour that runs to 8pm. 

Directly across from Strikers at the front of the Nana Hotel is the Golden Beer bar.  Readers should check out Golden as it has a bevy of beautiful lasses as well as 60 baht lady drinks.  The view of the carnival-like atmosphere surrounding the Nana Hotel parking lot is beyond compare.

Until next time.  Khun Nana

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For Those Few Among You Who Still Read Books

(otherwise, skip this section)

I was at Dasa Books the other day - you know, the used bookstore on Sukhumvit about two blocks above the Emporium - and the owner, Don, recommended a book to me (even though I have no time to read the piles I already have).  But I'm glad he did.  It is Jonathan Lethem's Gun, with occasional music, a very creative detective and sci-fi genre mix.  It has been described as an excellent mix of Raymond Chandler and Philip K. Dick.  I finished two of the late Richard Yates's books and am still trying to get Easter Parade.  I missed the film of the novel, Revolutionary Road, but will no doubt find it being sold on Sukhumvit somewhere between a brothel and a bar or on Silom somewhere between a brothel and an S&M club.  I still hope to finish the sequel to Skytrain to Murder in the next few months although this damn Bronchitis is a pain in the badong.  At least it is an understood malady, unlike Swine Flu.  I got onto Yates in a funny way.  I have had my two hernia operations as I mentioned and am not certain if I have a third.  When I checked to see what kind of hernia I have on the internet, one of the sites mentioned that the novelist Richard Yates had gone in for a minor hernia operation and died.  Like, just what I needed to hear...

When I was young and foolish I used to dabble in hypnosis and sometimes used it on friends to increase their grades.  I was no expert but I did read various journals, books, etc.  One thing I do know is that the hypnotist must have some rapport with the subject and that a certain percent of people are not hypnotizable.  So when I read a book by writers I like, writers who really can write, such as Lee Child and Michael Connolly, it pisses me off when they use this shit in their plots in a way that is impossible.  I don't care how good the hypnotist, he or she will NOT be able to get 100 per cent of victims/subjects under. 

And don't forget the novel, Platform, by Michel Houellebecq, a fine novel partly set in Thailand and partly set in France.  A fine novel that is until you get to the last page on which he writes: "Unlike other Asians, Thais do not believe in ghosts."  If I had written that you would rightly be on my ass; but writers abroad get away with that shit!  Why?

I just managed to get a copy of Revolutionary Road, the film, and it was good, fine acting, etc.  But so much of the story is in the way it was written, I wish people who see the film would also read the book.  It has so much more to offer.

"I'm only interested in stories that are about the crushing of the human heart."
Richard Yates

 

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Censorship in Thailand

In case you didn't know, Crack 2 was censored in Thai cinemas for nude scenes.  I seldom see any film in a Thai theater anymore precisely because the schooled but uneducated censors have a heavy hand and often we have no idea what is missing or if anything is missing.  They have also banned completely a film called Zack and Miri Make A Porno.  According to a report in the Nation, Culture Ministry permanent secretary Vira Rojpojchanarat offers the reason the film is banned in Thailand:

"The screening of this film may encourage copycats here."

Nuff said?

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More After Dark magazine ladies

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Letters from Readers

 

Quoting "C. Wizard":  Mr. Barrett,  Question if I might, concerning paperback prices in LOS.  A friend picked up a copy of "Murder at the Horny Toad Bar" on my  behalf while he was in Pattaya earlier this month.  I just noticed it was priced at 425THB, which at the current exchange rate is the  equivalent of approximately $12.00 US.  Maybe I'm out of touch, but  that seems rather high for a paperback. Is that the "real price"  or did my friend pay the "Farang price."  Thanks. 

 

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Wizard, Until about two or three years ago, most trade size paperbacks (as opposed to mass market smaller paperbacks) were mostly US$11.95.  Then most went up to US$12.95.  So your friend actually got a good deal because the baht and US dollar keep going up and down against each other and he bought it at the right time.  Also, the latest books I have out there are 450 baht.  In other words, it should be around US$12.95 for the latest ones but it might get more expensive or less expensive depending on what happens with the baht and the dollar.  Mass market paperbacks (those that fit racks) sell for around US$7.95 or less or more, depending on the publisher, the author, etc.  Next time you are in a Barnes and Noble check the new fiction section and check the prices.  I guarantee they will vary enormously.  There are also larger jumbo size paperbacks which sell for US$15 or so but I would suspect mainly only famous authors can get away with that.  I suspect I couldn't.   Anyway, in general, book prices in Thailand are not bad although they vary as exchange rates vary.  If interested, see my section on this site dealing with English language bookstores in Asia.

 

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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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“Birthday money for Dean Barrett –

Absolutely No Bribe Enclosed

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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CONTEST

Enter and win a prize! This contest's first prize is worth 3,500 baht in food and drink vouchers.  The first to give the correct answer wins the vouchers; second wins the sexy shirt; third wins the sexy calendar.

     First prize:        Vouchers for food and drink from bars, pubs and restaurants in Bangkok

     Second prize:       Nifty shirt with the "I Support Single Moms" slogan

     Third prize:        Sexy calendar with Pattaya go go dancers, from After Dark magazine

     Fourth prize:       Nada Diddly-Squat Special 4 U, U number ten!

 

Best answers to last column's questions were:

 

 

Sorry, hope to get the answers for this question by next column from the old computer hard drive where they now reside.  Please be patient.

 

This column's Contest Question:

 

Give me the Best Caption for the Above Photograph

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That's all for this fortnightly 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.

Dean Barrett can be flamed at: deanbarr@loxinfo.co.th

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More News on the "Religion of Peace"

 

The "Religion of Peace" continues to visit Southern Thailand

 

(Even though Bangkok English-language Newspapers seldom report it)

 

2009.04.14

Thailand

Yala

1

0

A villager is murdered by Mujahid gunmen.

2009.04.10

Thailand

Narathiwat

1

2

Mujahideen gunmen fire into a passenger train, killing one railway worker.

2009.04.04

Thailand

Pattani

2

0

A 60-year-old man and his teenage son are shot to death outside their home by Islamic terrorists.

2009.03.30

Thailand

Pattani

2

0

A married couple is brutally shot to death by Islamic extremists.

2009.03.30

Thailand

Pattani

1

1

A vendor is murdered by Muslim gunmen while riding on his cart with his 14-year-old son.

2009.04.22 Thailand Yala 2 0 Two local police are killed in a combination shooting and bombing attack by Muslim militants.

 

Muslim fanatics in southern Thailand continue to burn down schools, destroy infrastructure and kill people.  The Bangkok Post continues to run columns by Muslim fanatics but give no space to the victims' stories of Muslim attacks (those victims who survived).

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Over 3,600 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

 

Thousands of Deadly Islamic Terror Attacks Since 9/11

 

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The REAL Islam:

 

FEAR OF ISLAM COMES TO HARVARD UNIVERSITY!

 

The Muslim Chaplin who thinks death for leaving Islam is a great idea

 

by Diana West

From the Internet to the media, slowly: Yesterday's Harvard Crimson carried astory on the Harvard Islamic chaplain's support for capital punishment for Muslims who leave Islam as revealed in an email the chaplain "allegedly" wrote. (We're still at "allegedly"--although no one, including the chaplain, has disputed the authorship of the email.) I posted the story here on April 4. What caught my eye in this week's Crimson story was the "clarification" flagged at the bottom of the following Crimson paragraph:

“I believe he doesn’t belong as the official chaplain,” said one Islamic student, who asked that he not be named to avoid conflicts with Muslim religious authorities. “If the Christian ministers said that people who converted from Christianity should be killed, don’t you think the University should do something?” [SEE CLARIFICATION BELOW]

Scrolling down, I found it:

CLARIFICATION: The April 14 article "Chaplain's E-mail Sparks Controversy" included a quotation from a named Harvard student, who was later granted anonymity when he revealed that his words could bring him into serious conflict with Muslim religious authorities.

Got that? For opposing death for apostasy, for opposing the Islamic chaplain's continued tenure based on said chaplain's support for death for apostasy, a Harvard Muslim student felt compelled to call up the Crimson to seek post-publication anonymity to avoid coming into "serious conflict with Muslim religious authorities."

This isn't the Swat Valley. This isn't Taliban-controlled Afghanistan--or, for that matter, Karzai-controlled Afghanistan. This isn't Iran. This isnt Iraq. This is what sharia creep looks like  in America...in Harvard Yard.

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Stop Honorcide!

The Mind of the Muslim Male

Jordanian Mans Stabs his Sister to Death Because

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She left the House too often

Amman: Jordan's Criminal Court has charged a 19-year-old man with stabbing to death his sister in what is believed to be an honour killing. Judge Jihad Al Dridi charged the man on Monday with premeditated murder and the possession of a dangerous weapon.

Al Dridi said the man confessed to repeatedly stabbing his 22-year-old sister to cleanse the family honour because she left the house too often.  The victim is the eighth person to be killed in honour crimes in Jordan since the beginning of this year.  And lots more to come. 

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The Holy Trinity of Islam: Booty, Women, slaves

The REAL Islam:

18-year-old falls victim to ‘honour’ killing

LAHORE: A newly married woman was murdered by her brother-in-law in the name of ‘honour’ in Kahna Police precincts on Thursday. The 18-year-old victim was identified as Shamim Bibi. Her in-laws alleged that she had developed an illicit relationship with another man from the neighbourhood. They said she eloped with the man on Tuesday, after which elders of both families interfered and handed her over to her legal husband, Nawaz Ali, on Wednesday. Her brother-in-law, Azam, shot her to death. The victim’s father, Rasheed Ahmed, said he was not informed of the incident at night, adding that her life could have been saved if she was rushed to the hospital. A first information report (FIR) was registered against Azam on the charges of murder. Kahna Police Duty Officer Abdul Qayyum said no arrests had been made so far but the police was conducting raids to arrest the accused. - Pakistan Daily Times

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The First Islamic Terrorist Attack on Australian Soil
 
On January 1, 1915 two Broken Hill men, both former camel drivers, armed themselves with rifles, an homemade flag bearing Islamic insignia and a large supply of ammunition and launched a surprise attack on the Picnic Train about 3 kilometres outside Broken Hill. (cont) http://islammonitor.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1917&Itemid=1

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Remember What Happens When You Fly with Muslim Pilots

http://sheikyermami.com/2009/04/16/exclusive-always-read-the-manual-first/

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The REAL Islam:

SUDAN: CONVERTS FROM ISLAM STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE

Christian woman run out of home – and beaten – while another is prohibited from leaving.

KHARTOUM, Sudan, April 13 (Compass Direct News) – When Halima Bubkier of Sinar town converted from Islam to Christianity last year, initially her husband accepted it without qualms. News of her conversion spread quickly, the 35-year-old mother of three said, and last Sept. 14 she came face to face with Islamic hardliners who felt her conversion to Christianity was an act of betrayal. A few weeks later, during the daily fasts and nightly feasts of Ramadan, the Islamists blocked her husband from the communal meals because of her change in faith; he subsequently attacked her and threw her out of their home. She decided to run for refuge to her older brother, Nur Bubkier – who, having been informed of her conversion, responded by thoroughly beating her and trying to knife her. In Sahafa, five kilometers (three miles) south of Khartoum, another woman who left Islam is under a kind of house arrest by her family members for converting to Christianity. Senah Abdulfatah Altyab was formerly a student of laboratory science at Sudan University of Technology, but today she is out of touch with the outside world. Her education came to an end after a film about Jesus Christ led to her conversion. “I find life very difficult,” Altyab said. “I feel lonely and isolated. How long will I have to live in this state? Life without education is miserable.”


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The Muslim Mindset

Sana'a, Sahwa Net – Yemeni citizens demolished on Wednesday morning a house and burned two cars as a reaction to tearing Quran, the holy Muslim book, by their owner.  Eyewitnesses told Sahwa Net that a citizen abused and tore Quran, before citizens who in turn informed security authorities which did nothing toward him, so they stormed his house and demolish it.

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The REAL Islam:

IRAN: TWO CHRISTIAN WOMEN IMPRISONED

Held with no legal counsel for over a month, they suffer illness in notorious prison.

LOS ANGELES, April 13 (Compass Direct News) – Accused of “acting against state security” and “taking part in illegal gatherings,” two Iranian Christian women have been held in a Tehran prison for over a month in a crowded cell with no access to legal representation. Amnesty International, in an appeal for urgent action last week, reported that authorities have made the accusations known but have imprisoned the women without filing official charges. The organization called on Iranian authorities to release them and expressed concern for their health. Maryam Rostampour, 27, and Marzieh Amirizadeh Esmaeilabad, 30, who were active in church activities and distributing Bibles according to Amnesty’s appeal, were arrested on March 5. They are being held in the detention center of Evin Prison, a facility that has drawn criticism for its human rights violations and executions in recent years. Their families have presented the title deeds of their homes as bail but are still waiting for approval from the judge. Amnesty reported that Esmaeilabad said both are suffering from infection and high fever and had not received adequate medical care. They continue to be detained in an overcrowded cell with 27 other women. 

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The Muslim Mindset

Muslim men hurl stones at 300 women protesting law that allows husbands to rape their wives

 
Some 300 Afghan women have been pelted by stones as they gathered to protest a new law that critics say legalises marital rape. Police struggled to keep counter-protesters away.  The law says a husband can demand sex with his wife every four days unless she is ill or would be harmed by intercourse. It passed last month.

Women's rights activists scheduled a protest today attended by about 300 mostly young women.
But the group was swamped by counter-protesters who shouted down the women's chants.  Some of the protesting men picked up gravel and stones and threw them at the women.  The men shouted 'Death to the slaves of the Christians!'  Female police held hands around the group to create a protective barrier.

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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). Following in the footsteps of their Prophet, the pedophile, a Saudi Court has refused to annul the marriage of an 8-Year-Old to a 47 year-old man:

Saudi judge refuses to annul 8-year-old's marriage
 

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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.


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  • "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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    "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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    “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. 

     

     

     

     

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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 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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