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 4,000 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, 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 8,000 and, if still no winner, to 12,000, etc.  Second prize is a "I Support Single Moms" T-shirt.  Third prize is an After Dark calendar.  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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Look what the British Petroleum oil spill has done to America!  Damn lymies!

 

 

Rumor-control Headquarters says they stopped the oil leak in the Gulf - they put a wedding ring on it and it stopped blowing.

 

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STOP GLOBAL WHINING!

 

 

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Thoughts on the World Cup while Drinking Wild Turkey on the Rocks

 

What I have learned is that the only two places in Bangkok which do not have this world cup shit are BarBar and Demonia.  Compared to these painted up, violence-prone, screaming, asinine, puerile world cup fans on beer-stained, condom-strewn bleachers there is a quiet dignity to these places and an inviting, hushed silence.  Yes, an occasional crack of a whip and scream in the background but it is much preferable to those fucking horns which damage the eardrums and spread viruses.  In fact, S&M being a sport of sorts, why isn't there an S&M category in the Olympics?  There are all kinds of stupid so-called sports in the Olympics so why not some interesting S&M competition?  Dildo distance throw?  Bull whip competition? etc.  And not to change the subject but the question has to be asked: Despite the hypocrisy of BP, do we really, honestly need the fucking Everglades?  I mean, I have been there.  In an airboat.  And do you know why people go there in airboats?  Because the Everglades is teeming with fucking alligators or crocodiles whichever they are (see Ogden Nash's poem on the subject) and if you fall in to the water you are immediately grabbed by one of these grinning, amoral, evil-eyed creatures and gobbled up and inevitably, eventually, cops pull what was left of you out of their bellies, while bleeding heart liberals rush to reassure everyone that this is a fluke (the same bleeding heart liberals who defend fucking killer whales and sharks right after the sharks have ripped off yet another surfer's arm or a killer whale has drowned yet another trainer). 

 

True, alligators are not nearly as evil and malefic as sea turtles which, truth to tell, we also don't need (see my rants page where I reveal the truth about those bastards).  At least, unlike the half men/half children with the IQs of dying water buffaloes kicking balls into nets, alligators are not hideously overpaid and people don't paint their faces up like Arapaho Indians riding their ponies out to rape and kill white folks encroaching upon their land when they go out to watch them.  (If you think pandas munching on bamboo leaves are boring (and if you don't you're an idiot), try watching immobile aquatic assholes like alligators.) The guys in Florida who wrestle alligators are Indians and they were looking for more wrestlers (apparently the alligators were winning too often) and my 96-year-old grandmother clipped an article about it and told my mother she was going to apply.  It seems to me now that the oil spill from below has alligators and other slimy creatures on the run, so now is the time to hit them from above and win the war once and for all.  We still have plenty of napalm left over from the Vietnam War.  I love the smell of napalm in the Everglades in the morning.  I mean, let's face it: places like the Everglades are the ladyboys of the earth: neither land nor water.  Sorry, I digress.  At least the red shirts only had those stupid foot clappers and didn't blow those goddamn horns; if they had, they might have won.  How much longer is this world cup shit going to last?  Ah, my coffee is ready.  The world will look much finer after a few cups.  (And one of these new pills from India.)  And just a tad more Wild Turkey.  You have a nice day. 

 

 

 

Book Signing

Permanent Damage, sequel to Skytrain to Murder, is now out and will soon be in Thailand's stores.  The book signing will be, as always, at the Texas Lone Star Saloon, Washington Square.  As usual, it will be from 2:30 to 4:30 on a Saturday.  And, of course, the lovely ladies of the Lone Star will be there to fulfill your every desire, cater to your every need.  Ladies drinks are cheap so buy them one or three with your free meal.

 

 

Signing: Saturday, 7 August, free lunch at 3:00.

In stores Permanent Damage is 450 baht.  At the signing the book will be 300 baht.

 

 

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NIGHTLIFE ROUNDUP

 

 

The Mojos coyote dancers, khun Cheer and khun Fa.

 

Things are so quiet around Bangkok it is a wonderful time not to be a bar owner.  It is even worse in places like Hua Hin where nightlife is quiet to begin with.  One bar owner in Bangkok who sold his shares in a Hua Hin bar is quite pleased he did so: the bar is now all closed up.  There is no question that the soccer games have been a great boon for pubs and sports bars with lots of flat screen TVs.  I walked into one such pub the other night, a night after a big game, thinking it was safe.  But, no, there seems to be some stupid game every fucking night and how people can stand those fucking horns I don't know.  If you haven't seen the Hitler parody on those goddamn horns, here is is:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Ln_rqPpPk

 

I am so stupid that when I was flossing my teeth, I thought some cereal was stuck there but as it turned out it was a filling.  So I had to get that fixed and that cost a lot.  Not the filling itself.  But once at Bumrungrad Dental on soi 3, a late afternoon appointment, I quite naturally ended up at Gulliver's and then on to Nana Plaza.  So add the costs of fun and frolic to the dental bill and it does add up.  Nana was definitely quiet and the lady I bought a drink for at Big Dogs said she had never seen it so quiet.

 

I did manage to have a night on Patpong II.  Cosmos is still going after about 20 years or more and is a fun place to go just for, well, fun.  And it was crowded and thank God no soccer!  As for Spanky's II, I have to say I was shocked.  Friends tell me that Spanky's in Nana has some pretty girls and has become a good place.  I agree, I've been there three or four times and later at night it was a pretty cool place with pretty and friendly girls.  And, sure enough, on Patpong, there was a beautiful lass standing in the doorway of Spanky's II.  Once inside, however, things were very different.  There were six girls dancing.  Two were outright fat, two were overweight, one was painfully thin and looked sick, and the sixth was plain looking.  I stayed about ten minutes and got out.  I guess the owner of Spanky's has taken a leaf from the Iranian bar owner and planted beauties outside the door but, alas, what a difference inside.  To be fair, this was an observation on only one visit, so, who knows, you might strike it lucky inside there.

 

Meanwhile, inside a well known Soi Cowboy bar, a bar which can only be described as an acquired taste, six naked girls danced on stage while Born in the USA was playing loudly and the soccer was on one screen but without any volume, thank the gods.  A customer lit a lighter near a few of the girls' derrieres and they had a good laugh about that.  As I say, this bar is an acquired taste but never dull.  And the food is good.

 

I know many of my readers will be pleased to know that BarBar is still going.  One of the doms told me that they had three new girls from the Castle in Pattaya.  Not sure if that means the Castle is not doing much business or if it means anything at all.  She also said sometimes they get Japanese girls coming into BarBar as customers.  Hmmm, Japanese and Thai girls together in an S&M club: the mind boggles.  BarBar was closed for about ten days during the, uh, late misunderstanding between the government and the Red Shirts but is once again open for your pleasure.

 

 

Despite rumors over the years, Washington Square bars and restaurants and pubs continue to exist.  Silver Dollar is on the left and there is 83-year-old Bert in front of the Texas Lone Staar Saloon at right.  Yes, I am spelling "Staar" the way it is spelled above the door.  And here is a big tip: if you want to seem like you are a real Squaronian, don't say, "Let's go to the Silver Dollar;" say: "Let's go over to Silver."

 

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The relatively new Mexican restaurant on Sukhumvit soi 14 (near the Black Swan Pub) is quite good.  It is called the Los Cabos California Mexican Grill.  Unfortunately, I got caught in a hell of a rainstorm one night and couldn't make it to the FCCT.  The one night I left home without my umbrella.  Anyway, the amount of chicken enchilada is about the same as Coyotes and the two frozen margaritas were just a tad smaller.  But then the bill was also a tad smaller so I guess you get what you pay for.  They have lots of specials and I believe there is free food up to 7 p.m. every Friday.  The restaurant is in a lovely colonial-style Thai house which once housed a French ambassador.  Nice outdoor patio and small but pretty cool bar.  The first four shots from the left are of the new restaurant where a Thai restaurant used to be.  (The open-air one is still there, not to worry, that is the fifth shot from the left.)  And of course a short ten-minute walk down Sukhumvit brings you to Sunrise Tacos, a favorite of many.

 

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"The U.S. Marine Corps - When It Absolutely, Positively Has To Be Destroyed Overnight"
 

 

 

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Al Gore Accused of wanting a Happy-Ending Massage!

 

 

"...The 2006 case reopened in January 2009. Detectives interviewed the woman but determined there was insufficient evidence to support the allegations, Portland police said in a news release.

In a transcript of the interview released by the police, the massage therapist said she was doing requested abdominal work on Gore when he started to moan and demanded she go lower.

"I was shocked and I did not massage beyond what is considered a safe, nonsexual area of the abdomen," she said. "He further insisted and acted angry, becoming verbally sharp and loud.

"I went into much deeper shock as I realized it appeared he was demanding sexual favors or sexual behaviors."

She said Gore grabbed her hand and shoved it toward his pubic area. She alleged he later tried to have sex with her and began caressing her before she squirmed out of his grasp.

"I did not immediately call the police as I feared being made into a public spectacle and my reputation being destroyed," she said. "I was not sure what to tell them and was concerned my story would not be believed since there was no DNA evidence from a completed act of rape. I did not even know what to call what had happened to me."

Detective Mary Wheat, a Portland police spokeswoman, said the woman contacted detectives this month and asked for a copy of her statement. The woman, according to Wheat, said she planned to take her case to the media."

                                                                         "SHE WENT INTO MUCH DEEPER SHOCK" 

Actually, my abdomen does not have a "safe, nonsexual area."  I didn't realize some men had that.  What would be the point of having an abdomen if it is "safe and nonsexual"?  Doesn't the American Declaration of Independence have something to say about having the right to the pursuit of happy endings?  Just be happy U no live in America, folks, because, assuming this woman is not making this up, if an ex-vice-president of the United States cannot have a happy ending in a massage parlor with a 54-year-old woman, what hope would there be for the rest of us?  And, by the way, it just came out that the woman is looking for one million dollars to tell her story to the press.  Ah, yes...

 

 

 

WE LIVE IN INTERESTING TIMES

 

 

I came back rather late from a night on the town the other evening, and as I walked through the lobby of my building and approached the elevator, the elevator doors opened and suddenly six Thai soldiers in camouflage outfits strode out and I noticed more outside.  Thoughts raced through my head because as you know by now writers are paranoid at the best of times.  I knew they had come for me for something but only the gods would know which of my many sins I was about to pay for.  But as it turned out the lady behind the lobby desk explained thirty soldiers would be living in our building for two months.  They are guarding the prime minister's house on Sukhumvit soi 31 but will stay here.  So in my building now are Muslims, Mormans and Thai military.  Great...

 

 

I did manage to make at least one very interesting session of the FCCT (Foreign Correspondents Club Thailand).  There was a packed house to listen to a panel of journalists who had taken photographs during the Bangkok riots, some of the journalists had been shot or shot at.  They had some interesting things to say about the men in black, etc., as did some members of the audience.

 

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I now have rush copies of Permanent Damage and I'm happy to say the book looks great.  Copies should be in Bangkok stores sometime in mid-July.

 

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Pictures of a temple (extreme left) behind Hualampong Railway Station, and also a small street shrine.  It is good the gods are awake because as you can see the guard was not.  I love to prowl around the Chinatown area and check out the mix of Thai Buddhism, Chinese Buddhism, and animism that all of the shrines and temples seem to have. 

 

 

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Yet Another Shocking Development!

 

 

I am shocked.  Shocked!  A Western feminazi in Thailand has criticized my behavior.  Moi?  Yes, friends and neighbors, now gather ye round for I am about to tell you how it came about.  I was having dinner with a lovely Thai lady at a well-known pub and afterward walked her to her place of work.  Some of my friends were sitting outside and noticed us leave.  When I returned, I joined them and made a joke about how now that I managed to get rid of her I could be with the boys.  Of course, they well knew that I would rather be with her but they were also well aware that she had to work so that was the only reason I returned.  In other words, if you read the subtext of what I said, I was poking a bit of fun at myself; not disparaging the Thai woman.

 

But, ahah, a few days later one of my friends related that there had been a Western woman sitting (lurking?) outside that night who had observed me going and coming and speaking and who told one of my friends (after I had left the scene) that she did not approve of my behavior as, first, I looked to be old enough to be the girl's (wait for it) grandfather, and, second, I disparaged the girl in what I said.

 

As I say, I am shocked!  Apparently my friend did not make it clear to the woman that when I take my glasses off and hold in my stomach I only look old enough to be her father.  He also did not point out to the lady (short hair, in her fifties, etc.) that I froze my self-image at age 35 so that allows me to date adult females of any age without any problem.  I guess he also did not point out that my speech and behavior is none of her fucking business.  Not to worry, the city is replete with unhappy Western women; fortunately, not all are officious and strident and humorless and anti-Western male.  I admit I never even noticed the woman but as my Korean girlfriend used to tell me, I never did seem to notice white women.  Must be some kind of mutant DNA or birth defect... 

 

But that reminds me of yet another incident with a feminazi.  That was in New York City when I was writing plays.  One of the actors really liked a play and wondered if I could fashion a short one-act from some of the material in a full-length play I had written so that he could do a one-man show.  So I did and so he did.  It was a very satirical piece entitled Why Women Cannot Understand Military Strategy.  It was an absurd piece and to any thinking person, the subtext was clearly stating the opposite of the title.  But at the end of one evening's performance, I remember seeing a middle-aged, very stern woman standing in the audience near the stage with her arms crossed glaring at the actor.  While other audience members applauded.  At first I was puzzled and then it dawned on me: she hadn't understood that it was actually a satirical, sardonic piece at the expense of the foolishness of male leaders.  No doubt because of her hatred for white, hetero males, the subtext of the play had totally escaped her.

 

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Cabbages and Condoms; Cockrings and Caviar

Embarrassed that you have VSES; now there is hope

Some of my friends and no doubt some of yours have an addiction that you probably were not aware of.  After all, it is not something one talks about at the dinner table.  The addiction is called VSES which stands for "Vanilla Sex Exclusively Syndrome."  And it is indeed a serious addiction.  These are guys and gals who year after year, decade after decade, do the nasty the same old way.  Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am.  No experimentation.  No creative suggestions.  Absolutely nothing kinky.  They may be afraid their partners would be shocked or perhaps the thought of power exchange, etc., for an hour or so is too shocking even to them.  They would prefer to act out the role society expects of them, be it pliant female or macho male.  But good news, my friends!  Because there is now a 12-step program to help those with VSES.  Yes, some of the steps do involve whips and handcuffs and cockrings but the last step, the 12th, also demands that you believe in some kind of higher power which can help wean you away from your addiction to VSES. So for those of you despairing that you can never get over your VSES addiction, just join the 12-step program, attend meetings, put your faith in a higher power, and you should see remarkable results in no time. 

Do you know what those machines are in the picture?  Those are called "LET'S KEEP THE FARANG ACROSS THE STREET AWAKE ALL HOURS OF THE DAY AND NIGHT" machines.  And, believe me, they do the job they were designed for.

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THE QUEEN OF PATPONG

In my opinion, one of the best series on Thailand now is Tim Hallinan's Poke Rafferty series.  I've read the first two and will read the last two as soon as I can find them.  You won't be disappointed.

"Life in Bangkok is good for writer Poke Rafferty and his unlikely family. Poke’s new book is selling well, and he’s happily in love with wife Rose, once a Patpong bar girl. Daughter Miaow, just a few years removed from living on the streets, is enrolled in a good private school and becoming a feisty preadolescent. But their contentment is upended by Howard Horner, a dangerous man from Rose’s past.

Hallinan’s previous Poke thrillers have been reliably entertaining, featuring a fascinating and exotic locale and exceptionally malevolent bad guys (Breathing Water, 2009), but this one is a breakthrough. The backstory concerning Rose’s impoverished life in a squalid Isaan village, her father’s plan to sell her into prostitution, and her escape to Bangkok and life in the sex trade is riveting, genuinely moving, and entirely plausible. Miaow’s entry into a stormy adolescence, and her parents’ efforts to deal with it, are knowingly written. Even Bangkok seems more richly detailed than in past adventures, and Poke’s effort to condense “The Tempest” for Miaow’s school’s production (Miaow plays Ariel) is thoroughly charming. The Queen of Patpong is a terrific page-turner, and the surprising denouement will thrill readers who want the good guys—or girls—to win in the end."  Kirkus Reviews


http://www.timothyhallinan.com/

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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 have written often in this column about the different aspects of going with both pay-for-play gals and regular gals.  Certainly there are arguments for the merits of both, and many guys enjoy a playboy’s life in Thailand pursuing both kinds of ladies.  It would be easy to assume that the simplest thing to do would be to stick to the professional gals, as all of the rules are known by both parties from the start and it should be relatively easy for the guy to navigate through the inevitable problems that arise.  However, in my experience as well as the experiences of my best mates, guys who stick to the pros nearly always end up in failing relationships, beaten, broke, confused and shattered when it all comes crashing down on their heads.  Why is this and what can be done about it? 

Well, it would be easy for me to reiterate that the professional gals are only for sex and fun and not girlfriend material, but these words fall on deaf ears as guy after guy comes to Thailand and falls head over heels for the first gal he meets.  And I don’t need to tell you what kind of gal will be the first to approach him!  So for all you guys out there who want to throw caution to the wind and attempt to convert a naughty gal into a regular squeeze here is Khun Nana’s Top Ten Rules for keeping a naughty nightlife gal as your main gal.  And please guys, these rules are for those of you who live in Thailand or will be bringing the gal back to your homeland.  For those of you pathetic lost souls sending money from overseas to a naughty gal you met here, there is nothing I could ever say to convince you of the insanity of your actions.  However, we local guys do very much appreciate that you are sponsoring and subsidizing our sex lives. 

1) If you are paying the bills and/or giving her money, you are in control.  This rule is number 1 for a reason, and it is because in every situation in life and especially in Asia, the person with the money who is paying for everything is the boss and has all of the power.  If you only remember this rule you will be way ahead of 90% of the guys who are keeping naughty gals as girlfriends.  In my apartment building in Bangkok there are at least 10 guys who are living with naughty nightlife gals and nearly every one of them has lost the power in the relationship ( to be fair I should say gave up the power) and is being totally dominated by his gal.  These gals can smell fear and if you don’t act like the leader in the relationship they will walk all over you and have absolutely no respect or concern for your well being.  Heck, I can’t really blame the gals as I don’t even respect these guys.  Never forget that the one who is paying the bills is the one with all of the power. 

2) Sometimes you will need to remind your gal of rule number one.  Last year I was in Pattaya with a close mate who has a Bangkok live-in that he bought out from a go-go bar.  We were out on the town drinking and chasing babes when his main squeeze called his mobile.  I could hear that she was giving him a hard time on the phone, but my mate is a savvy player in the nightlife game and wasn’t about to let her manipulate him. This is what I heard him say next. “Oh I shouldn’t be in Pattaya partying with Khun Nana because I have a girlfriend? I am really glad to hear that since the 10,000 baht a month I have been paying you to stay with me has really been eating into my budget.  Since you are my girlfriend I won’t need to pay you any longer, and I am sure you will also be getting a job so you can help out with the bills. This is great!”  There was apparently only the sound of silence on the other end of the line, and we partied our arses off for another 4 days.  

3) Never forget that it is all about the money.  If you want a real girlfriend then go out and get one.  If you are paying a pro to stay with you then it is about the money for her and if you ever forget that fact you will be beyond the point of redemption.  You don’t need to think about this in a mercenary way.  When you are in the movies and she laughs at a joke you don’t need to remind yourself that she is only there because you are paying her.  The point here is that you chose this form of relationship because you have all the power and call the shots and you really didn’t want all the crap that goes along with dating and pursuing a normal girl.  I can totally understand.  Countless times I will be out on a date and the gal will begin to whine about something or get jealous and possessive with me and I will think “why didn’t I just go grab a gal tonight, do her, pay her and go home to watch Sportscenter.”  This form of relationship is about money and sex and fun and if you aren’t getting everything you want then cut her loose and go find the next one. 

4) Settle the payment terms right from the start.  If you give her money every time she puts her hand out you will be broke in a matter of months.  These gals can really be greedy about money (see rules 1, 2 and 3) so tell her from the start how much you are giving her every month and stick to it.   

5) Draw a line in the sand.  In spite of rule number 4, she will make up all sorts of tales about her poor family and sick water buffalo and bla bla bla so you need to show her right from day number 1 that the agreed upon amount will be all she is getting.  Although in many cases her Thai boyfriend can really use the extra money as the motorcycle she bought him is looking a little ragged.   

6) Have some respect for boundaries.  Just because you are paying her doesn’t mean you purposely disrespect her.  If you need to do another gal then go to a short time room or a massage parlor.  Once you move a gal into your home taking other gals to the room is absolutely off-limits.  Don’t take other gals to your favorite drinking or eating places that you share with your main squeeze.  Respect the boundaries. 

7) Expect something of her. When you pay a professional gal to be your live-in, many gals will consider the fact that they spread their legs for you to be their only responsibility in the relationship.  Well, I know how ludicrous this sounds but then you are the guy who wanted a naughty gal for a girlfriend so you got yourself a lazy, irresponsible lifeless lump.   At least expect her to clean the room or do the food shopping or maybe just make the bed.  They are like children, spoil them and they will act like spoiled children. 

8) Don’t ever go up to the jungle (village) with her unless you go with less than 1,000 baht in your wallet.  Yes, guys, you may not have accepted the fact yet that she is with you for the money but everyone in her family knows it and will arrive at the parents' home with tales of woe and both hands out.  Really I could write an entire book about my many mates who have traveled up-country with naughty gals and the perilous journeys they have had.  Dirty Geoff and I should do just that. 

9) Don’t let her embarrass you in front of others.  If you are taking her to a friend’s wedding you will need to insist that she wears a long-sleeve shirt to cover her last 3 tattoos.  For heaven’s sake don’t lose your job because of her.  You may like having a naughty gal for a girlfriend but there is a good chance your rich Thai boss will fire you if you have the audacity to prance her around the office.  I have a friend who lost a very high paying position with an international company when he came to work one Saturday with his naughty gal in tow and the regional manager happened to be there at the same time. You may think this is unfair, but name one country in the world where guys pick up a gal in a naughty bar and bring her to their place of work. 

10) Never forget rule number 1. If you are paying you have all the power and make all of the rules. If you aren’t happy then exchange her for a more acceptable version.  Once the gal sees that you know who is in charge, she will also be happier and feel more secure as this is the Asian way.

Until next time.  Khun Nana

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"Lawrence of My Labia"

 

 

So the Four Bimbos who couldn't find Afghanistan on a map if their lives depended on it are in Sex and the City II and the film has been dumped on by just about every critic alive.  These spoiled brats were tiring enough in New York; putting them in a Muslim country?  What trash!  No doubt Sex and the City III will be set in Thailand where the four bimbos will rescue a cute little flower seller from being despoiled by Western pedophiles.  Bah, humbug!  Does any man actually find any of these four attractive?!  Of course, it is entirely your business should you find any of the four attractive but if you do could you do me a favor and get the hell off my website?  Much obliged.

 

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Are you a pedophile?  In their eyes, you might be.  Be sure to read the latest letter from Cambodia below as well as the rants page on this subject.

 

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"Domenech declined to answer questions Tuesday about the snub of Parreira or his team’s crisis, in keeping with a sometimes inscrutable personality that has led him to choose or discard some players based in part on their astrological signs."

Astrological signs?  I was born in the Year of the Horse, hour of the Tiger, Libran sun sign.  I wonder what position he would have given me?

 

 

Jesus endorsement

 

"Happiness Is A Belt-Fed Weapon"

 

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Inconvenience??!!  Blocking a favorite porn site has "inconvenienced me?"  It has fucking devastated me.

 

 

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These are pictures from the new hotel on the corner of Sukhumvit and Soi 31.  Not surprisingly, the hotel is the S31 Hotel.  The view from the bar up on the (I forget, too drunk, sorry) floor is worth a drink or two.  Get there during happy hour because the drinks are not cheap.

 

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Buy breast milk over the internet: No, I am Not Making This Up!

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/2010/06/10/2010-06-10_nursing_26yearold_mother_in_england_sells_excess_breast_milk_over_the_internet.html

 

 

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VERY INTELLIGENT ARTICLE ON THAILAND'S FUTURE

 

http://www.newsweek.com/2010/06/04/the-end-of-brand-thailand.html

 

 

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WWW.SLATE.COM: YET ANOTHER WESTERN WOMAN DISSES WESTERN MEN IN THAILAND

 

(BUT THIS TIME MEN FIGHT BACK)

 

 

http://www.slate.com/id/2255294/#add-comment

 

 

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Dimpleplasty: You too can have Cute Dimples!

 

 

http://www.nydailynews.com/lifestyle/2010/06/09/2010-06-09_new_cosmetic_surgery_dimpleplasty_gives_you_dimples_like_mario_lopezs_in_ten_min.html

 

 

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Health Nazis Run Amuk!

 

 

Yes, folks, once again the health nazis have decided what is best for us so they have removed Churchill's cigar.  Talk about nanny governments and organizations.

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1286620/Churchill-non-smoker-How-todays-PC-censors-airbrushed-cigar.html

 

 

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Letters from Readers

 

Hello Dean,  I meant to write last week.  Your view on the folks in Essan on your site last column was right on.  I used to have that same clouded view of Essan folks.  When my father-in-law died, I saw their true colors.  Only the old ladies came for prayers, the men and boys would appear out of the woodwork once the food appeared after the prayers and then they would complain if there wasn't any (or enough) booze about.  They didn't have the decency to show a little respect.  By the way, my father-in-law was a very fine man.  I used to visit the homestead mostly just to chat with him.  Bill Riopel

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Hi Dean,

thanks for posting the 2010 update of your website on the situation in Cambodia.

 

Recently more evidence on how western men are used to obtain Donor Funds to "protect vulnerable children" by the NGO´s interlaced with www.aplecambodia.org surfaced. Here is another example that happened a short while ago on the Beach of Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

 

See:www.khmer440.com/chat_forum/viewtopic.php?t=14845

 

This was written by the German owner of the Cinderella Cafe (Ocheteal Beach Sihanoukville) who happened to also be a lawyer.

 

Since the first part of the website is in German i have copied the English part of it. You can find the complete part on :

www.no-have.net/2010/06/badender-kinderficker-oder-nur-heisse-luft-von-ngo/ (which literally means : bathing pedo or only hot air by the ngo)

 

Since I am based in Sihanoukville/ Cambodia I do work here as well, e.g. on Otres Beach I own the Cinderellas Beach Bungalows.

Here on Otres, my staff told me already 10 days ago about Mr. Roy John Clark. I have been told that he is teaching English language classes at the 2 dolphins shop (which he only rented on the purpose to teach) to the local community with the authorization of the local police chief (please see attached scans). He is a certified teacher in his country (Australia), a 61 year old man with no criminal record of any kind.

 

Also I have been told by my staff that Mr. Roy John Clark was closely watched and video-taped by people from the Mlop Tpang association which have been seen there on Otres beach for quite some times recently.

 

On the 15th of this month, Mr. Roy John Clark got arrested by the local police on charges of child molesting (he should have done so in the ocean at Otres beach, under the eyes of hundreds of people, how ridiculous) and released on the 16th after his room on Otres beach was searched (even with his written permission, no evidence was found). As I have been told by Mr. Roy John Clark and my staff as well as other people, there is a strong suspicion by him and the villagers (who are all too happy that somebody is spending quality time with their kids) that this arrest was made under the influence of people (staff) from the Mlop Tpang organization and other child care organizations. That is why I write to you today.

If any of this accusations against Mr. Roy John Clark would have any ground, surely he would not have been released the next day. So that means, argumentum e contrario, that he was arrested and hassled just on no evidence what so ever. His human rights (it is unbelievable, even Caucasian men do have such rights) therefore have been severely violated and still are since his passport has been confiscated for the next 3 weeks.

I had the chance to talk to the people there on Otres beach and they are volunteering to act as a witness on Mr. Roy John Clark behalf. There is first the manager of my shop, Ms. Sophia, but also the owner of the Greenhouse, Mr. Rory Sheffield and others who are on a mission now to clean Mr. Roy John Clark reputation and make him stay there and teach their kids.

 

In the context of Mr. Roy John Clark case there were a lot of accusations against the Mlop Tpang organization. Also I heard a lot about your NGO, and to tell you the truth, it was not flattering for you. The people told me that Mlop Tpang is taking advantage of the poor to the benefit of leadership of the organization. I am not here in Cambodia to judge you or any other group, but when I see injustice on a huge scale I feel that it is my duty to get involved, which I hereby am. That means if we find out that any NGO organization is involved in this scam against Mr. Roy John Clark, it will be a long story for the people and the organization who did so and, who did wrong against Mr. Roy John Clark will be held responsible for their actions.

 

If any personnel of your organization is or was involved in this case and the relentless actions against Mr. Roy John Clark I urge you to present evidence against Mr. Roy John Clark now or make a clear statement, that your organization is terribly sorry about the disadvantages that did happen to Mr. Roy John Clark. In the case that there was no involvement of your group in this coincident, it would help your reputation as a NGO to state so publicly since there is a big outrage against your people and your organization on Otres beach and as well against the Child Safe organization all over since there is the constant uproar under Caucasian men in Cambodia that this two bodies do accuse men of child molesting for the sake of keeping their well paid jobs.

 

Should there be a settlement for Mr. Roy John Clark’s case (his passport is returned immediately) we (a community of lawyers here in Cambodia) will not bother about this incident anymore and Mr. Roy John Clark did advice us to take no further steps. If there is hard evidence it should be presented now or the case should be closed. When Mr. Roy John Clark’s wish to have his passport back is not satisfied in one week, he hired a well known Phnom Penh law firm today to represent him. Then, also he hired me to investigate on the circumstances of the violations of his human rights which I am more than eager to do. Also, he instructed me to turn to the media and to make the case public, which I have done already in the past here in Cambodia. You just need to google my name with the keyword Otres and you will find out that there is a thunderstorm coming when I turn to the press.

Also, as a german lawyer I will then share my investigation results with the German as well as other embassies. In case of an involvement of an NGO that will not make any donors happy. Surely, I will also share my results with the financial supporters of such a (then maybe proven) unlawful organization. What makes this case so severe for me is that I also had a chance to talk to the children which Mr. Roy John Clark should have molested. They said that this is not true, that the police forced them to make accusations (the father of a child was present, he accused the police of taking the children without the knowledge of the parents for an inquiry), that the police shouted at them to press charges against Mr. Roy John Clark and so on. If there is any NGO organization responsible for such actions the gods will punish the responsible people, that’s my belief.

 

Should there be evidence against Mr. Roy John Clark I am terribly sorry about helping the wrong person and I will spray ashes on my head. But I don’t think I need to, I think the problem are some greedy people who are afraid of Mr. Roy John Clark wonderful and unpaid work. The cake is getting smaller in times of recession, I guess.

 

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Many thanks for your letter.  There is no question that there are some pedophiles in Cambodia and there is no question that some of the do-good organizations are very anti-white male and see any man with a younger Cambodian woman as a sex offender and they deliberately confuse and conflate this with sexual traffickers, pedophiles, etc.  Partly because of their hatred of men and partly because big catches with attendant publicity can lead to more sponsorship for their organizations, hence, big bucks.  It now seems beyond doubt from all the mail I have gotten on this subject that there are at least a few Westerners in Cambodian jails falsely accused awaiting trial or already found guilty.  Be careful out there.

 

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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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"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

 

 

 

2010.06.19 (Pattani, Thailand) - A married couple is murdered in their car by Religion of Peace gunmen, who also injure their 2-year-old daughter.

 

2010.06.17 Thailand Pattani - Two Buddhists are gunned down by Muslim terrorists in separate attacks.

 

2010.06.14 Thailand Narathiwat - A Buddhist man on his way to buy food is shot twice in the head and back by Muslim terrorists.

 

2010.06.13 Thailand Yala - A 34-year-old Buddhist is among two who die from injuries suffered when Islamic separatists throw a bomb into a tea shop.

 

2010.06.13 Thailand Yala - A soldier protecting teachers is taken apart by an Islamic bomb.

 

2010.06.12 Thailand Yala - Four civilians are gunned down in separate attacks by Muslim radicals.

 

2010.06.11 Thailand Pattani  - A  29-year-old man is gunned down by Islamic militia outside a motorcycle repair shop.

 

2010.06.09 Thailand Yala  - A 5-year-old girl is murdered in a grenade attack by Islamic separatists.

 

2010.06.06 Thailand Pattani - Three Buddhist workers, including a woman, are shot to death by Islamic terrorists on a shrimp farm.

 

2010.06.06 Thailand Narathiwat - A 34-year-old man is gunned down in front of his home by Muslim radicals.

 

2010.06.03 Thailand Pattani - A Buddhist schoolteacher is gunned down by Religion of Peace proponents.

 

2010.05.30 Thailand Pattani - A 50-year-old Buddhist is shot to death by four Muslims while sitting in a tea shop.

 

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 and a boring, predictable column written by a Muslim fanatic every other Sunday.)

 

 

 

 

 

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Over 4,000 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.

 

 

 

 

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

 

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Stop Honorcide!

http://www.stopshariahnow.org/

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MUSLIMS WANT MOSQUE AT 9/11 GROUND ZERO SITE!

 

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ANOTHER GREAT PAT CONDELL VIDEO

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjS0Novt3X4

 

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THE RELIGION OF PEACE (in the real world)

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CENSORSHIP IN USA CONTINUES WHENEVER MUSLIMS COMPLAIN

http://www.familysecuritymatters.org/publications/id.6405/pub_detail.asp

 

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MUSLIM MEN ARRESTED IN NEW JERSEY; PLANNED TO KILL AMERICANS

http://www.realcourage.org/2010/06/alessa-almonte/

 

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OK TO MARRY CHILDREN BECAUSE MOHAMMAD DID AND THE "HOLY" KORAN SAYS SO

http://www.sunnewsonline.com/webpages/news/national/2010/june/05/national-05-06-2010-010.htm

 

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KANSAS, USA: MUSLIMS DEMAND SPECIAL CEMETERY SECTION

http://loganswarning.com/2010/06/03/kansas-muslims-want-private-section-in-city-cemetery/

 

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INSIDE IRAN'S SEX SLAVE INDUSTRY

http://www.examiner.com/examiner/x-17009-Freethought-Examiner~y2010m6d6-Inside-Irans-sex-slave-industry

 

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DANISH MP FACES CHARGES FOR CRITICIZING ISLAM

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/world/1071368/anti-muslim-danish-mp-faces-charges

SHHH, CAN'T CRITICIZE ISLAM, SHHHHHH

 

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NORWAY LAWS MAY NOT ALLOW CRITICISM OF ISLAM

 

http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/ive-become-an-enemy-of-the-people-in-norway-for-speaking-the-truth-about-islam/

SHHH, CAN'T CRITICIZE ISLAM, SHHHHHH

 

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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

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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.

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A 14-year-old charged with "adultery" and executed.

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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 taxi drivers refusing to allow guide dogs for the blind in their taxis; and the list goes on.  And on.  And on.
 

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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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"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

 


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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.

     

    “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

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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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