Fifteen Questions

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The following are 15 questions that perhaps your readers or someone can answer.
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1. The official retiring age for a man is 60 years, why can a politician go on forever?
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2. When a Thai woman marries a foreigner she loses all her rights. However, when a Thai man marries a foreigner he loses nothing?
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3. How can a police captain become a politician and a billionaire?
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4. Why is it when people are trying to cross a road at a zebra crossing, vehicles go quicker? (For example, Silom and Surawongse roads.)
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5. Why are motorcycles allowed to use the sidewalk?
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6. Why does a certain embassy charge over 1000 baht for a six-line letter, yet the Immigration Department hasn't increased visa charges for over 10 years?
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7. Why are government buses allowed to pollute Bangkok and get away with it?
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8. Why is two-tier pricing allowed to continue, one price for a local but much higher for a foreigner?
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9. Why does Thailand continually break international laws by copying? For example, tapes, videoes, watches, shirts, belts, etc. and still expect favors from Western countries?
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10. Why are vendors allowed to make millions, but pay no tax?
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11. Why are banks and finance houses allowed to lose billions every year and stay operating but private businesses have to close down?
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12. Why on a bus are people expected to give up their seats to teenagers, yet a pregnant woman can stand, except when a foreigner gives up his seat to her?
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13. Why is there a penalty of 2000 baht for spitting in the streets but Thai/Chineese men and women do it all the time everywhere, without any chance of being fined?
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14. Why are supermarkets allowed to sell out-dated products, such as, milk, eggs, and stale bread, etc?
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15. If a Thai person can buy land, property, or a business in Western countries, no questions asked, why can't a foreigner buy under the same conditions in Thailand?

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