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(Al Jazeera)   Thai Police: Here's your $84,000 award for catching the terrorist. Thai Police Officers: Shucks, it weren't nothin'   (aljazeera.com) divider line
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2015-08-31 05:25:50 PM  
Way to Sting the system.
 
2015-08-31 05:32:19 PM  
They sound like true Thai defenders.
 
2015-08-31 05:56:19 PM  
"It is the ability of Thai officials that led to the arrest," he said. "This money should be given to officials who did their job."


They already get a paycheck for doing their job.
 
2015-08-31 07:59:43 PM  
Ask yourself this....

If there were a "dead or alive" reward for the leader of ISIS, would you object to paying it out to a US sniper who bagged him?

Sure, they were "doing their job", but they seem to have done it reasonbly well, and we give CEOs million dollar bonuses for doing a shiatty job all the time.
 
2015-08-31 08:01:09 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: They sound like true Thai defenders.


Inducted into the Order of the Emperor?
 
2015-08-31 08:10:42 PM  
Pfft.  They ain't got nothin' on US Cops.  Asset Forfeiture is where the real money's at.
 
2015-08-31 08:13:38 PM  
The guy hasn't even been charged yet.
 
2015-08-31 08:32:13 PM  

Highroller48: Ask yourself this....

If there were a "dead or alive" reward for the leader of ISIS, would you object to paying it out to a US sniper who bagged him?

Sure, they were "doing their job", but they seem to have done it reasonbly well, and we give CEOs million dollar bonuses for doing a shiatty job all the time.


Why yes, yes i would. You see that sniper already has been given way more than a million dollars. Between the training, the training, the training, his salary during the training, the equipment, and the re-up bonuses? To be used 6, maybe 7 times over his career?

The sniper has been paid enough.
 
2015-08-31 08:50:28 PM  
Yeah, this is totally the guy. Trust us! Would we lie? Now hand me that bag of money.
 
2015-08-31 08:58:11 PM  
Landlord should have gotten the reward, as she called the cops to report that 2 foreigners had rented 4 rooms in her apartment building.
 
2015-08-31 09:04:14 PM  

Reyito: Highroller48: Ask yourself this....

If there were a "dead or alive" reward for the leader of ISIS, would you object to paying it out to a US sniper who bagged him?

Sure, they were "doing their job", but they seem to have done it reasonbly well, and we give CEOs million dollar bonuses for doing a shiatty job all the time.

Why yes, yes i would. You see that sniper already has been given way more than a million dollars. Between the training, the training, the training, his salary during the training, the equipment, and the re-up bonuses? To be used 6, maybe 7 times over his career?

The sniper has been paid enough.


The training?  Seriously? It's not like the sniper gets to keep that money.  It's sniper training.  I could see that argument for pilots, at least you can take that training with you into Civillian life.  However, to somehow imply that a grunt has been "paid" in the form of military training is kind of disingenuous.

The life skills you gain from the .military are great and all, but they're not exactly a golden parachute.

As for salary and "bonuses", I can only assume you've never lived on an enlisted man's pay.
 
2015-08-31 09:06:28 PM  

dereksmalls: Landlord should have gotten the reward, as she called the cops to report that 2 foreigners had rented 4 rooms in her apartment building.


I guess I should have qualified my earlier statement by saying that if anyone else had a legitimate claim, the cops shouldnt be getting the reward.  Because that's an excellent point.
 
2015-08-31 09:18:24 PM  
Thailand, the bastion of fairness, honesty, morality and incorruptibility.
 
2015-08-31 09:19:59 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: They sound like true Thai defenders.


I would have gone with Thai Fighters. But I'm just cheesy that way.
 
2015-08-31 09:22:00 PM  

stuffy: Bith Set Me Up: They sound like true Thai defenders.

I would have gone with Thai Fighters. But I'm just cheesy that way.


"Thai fighters" has become cliche.
 
2015-08-31 09:24:19 PM  
I imagined that whole press conference as a South Park episode... It sounded that ridiculous.
 
2015-08-31 09:34:36 PM  

Reyito: Why yes, yes i would. You see that sniper already has been given way more than a million dollars. Between the training

Yes, because the civilian sector has a huge demand for the specific skills of an ex-military sniper. And everyone knows that training *1* sniper costs a million dollars over training a regular infantryman.

his salary during the training
The average pay: a whopping $56k a year.

the equipment
I'm sure they get to keep the expensive stuff when they are discharged. The military just hands out rifles and rangefinders.

and the re-up bonuses? To be used 6, maybe 7 times over his career?
Yeah, those add up. 6 or 7 might get you a single Hellfire missile, probably less.
 
2015-08-31 11:31:09 PM  

Highroller48: Ask yourself this....

If there were a "dead or alive" reward for the leader of ISIS, would you object to paying it out to a US sniper who bagged him?

Sure, they were "doing their job", but they seem to have done it reasonbly well, and we give CEOs million dollar bonuses for doing a shiatty job all the time.


Yes I would. It's a terrible precedent to set. Our military needs not strive to be any more corrupt than it already is. He can sell his story to Hollywood or whatever for money, but that's not how we do it here.
 
2015-08-31 11:39:53 PM  
Arrest random non-native, collect $84K, drop investigation. Seems legit.
 
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