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  2. Thai Rule: 1 Money in the white man's pocket is his money. Money in his hand is soon mine. Money he on the table is mine.
  3. Don't forget he started from a position of weakness, he needed to do something to be heard and shake up the people, Hillary certainly didn't change her tune much, pretty much the same flat couldn't care less tone she had over Benghazi.
  4. You might want to check the USPS regulations on this: USPS
  5. On the other hand, that strategy might just encourage those lowly types to up their game.
  6. I don't have time to read the bla bla bla. We could be lucky if they only control that the drivers have a driving license.
  7. You could try to do a crossing at Mae Sai and if successful report back here to let us know you did it. You might be the first one to let us know it is now possible. The 2 entry rule will apply at Mae Sai and any other land border crossing that allows a border hop for a new visa exempt entry.
  8. So has anyone subscribed to pulse tv? Any feedback at all?
  9. How does anyone know if he's HIV positive, surely that info is confidential?
  10. What an awful video presentation, not to mention so called top 10. This British couple actually covered more than all of these together:
  11. Yet increases are paid in some countries and the law can be changed so that all are treated fairly and the same. Local authority pensions are increased no matter where you live, why should the state one not be?
  12. I would imagine people on some "watchlist" being closely monitored. I have heard quite some stories of people going to North America and having their laptops checked... why shouldn't it happen over here under military rule? Quite possible actually.
  13. Should have asked a few people to climb up and sit on the hood ... that would have been thai style ...
  14. No idea why they blurred his face out
  15. Nonsense. Unless an illegal act takes place at the premises where the barfine was paid, no offense has been committed.
  16. Exclusive: Canadian energy firms at bigger risk from cyber, bomb attacks - spy agency By Ethan Lou REUTERS FILE PHOTO - A vehicle passes a sign outside the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) headquarters in Ottawa, Canada on November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document seen by Reuters. Full story: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/964254-exclusive-canadian-energy-firms-at-bigger-risk-from-cyber-bomb-attacks-spy-agency/
  17. Exclusive: Canadian energy firms at bigger risk from cyber, bomb attacks - spy agency By Ethan Lou REUTERS FILE PHOTO - A vehicle passes a sign outside the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) headquarters in Ottawa, Canada on November 5, 2014. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Canada's main spy agency last year warned energy companies about an increasing risk of cyber espionage and attacks on pipelines, oil storage and shipment facilities and power transmission towers using homemade explosives, according to a classified document seen by Reuters. The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) warning last May highlights an additional risk for the energy sector, where opposition to pipelines has ramped up in Canada, home to the world's third-largest oil reserves, and the United States. In the document, which features speaking notes prepared for a CSIS briefing with energy and utilities sector stakeholders, an unidentified official specifies a threat from foreign state-owned firms looking for confidential information about investments or takeovers. "You should expect your networks to be hit if you are involved in any significant financial interactions with certain foreign states," the official said in the document, seen by Reuters under access-to-information laws. The hackers would want information on anything from valuations to tax records and client names, the official said in the document. The official said the agency had collected evidence of such espionage in the past. The document, parts of which were obscured for security reasons, did not show the foreign states whose companies may be linked to industrial espionage or their purported Canadian victims. A spokeswoman for Public Safety Canada, which oversees CSIS, said there has been "growth in attempted cyber attacks," but declined to comment on specific incidents or threats, citing the demands of privacy and national security. In 2012, CSIS told the government that takeovers by Chinese companies may threaten national security. At the time, China's state-owned CNOOC Ltd <0883.HK> had bid for Canadian producer Nexen Inc. The document also warned the sector was "vulnerable to explosives" and identified potential targets. In the document, the CSIS official referred to "terrorist attacks" since 2014 in Canada and abroad, saying even large-scale attacks are "technically simple." Last year, five oil pipelines carrying Canadian crude in the United States were halted in coordinated attacks by environmental protesters, showing the ease with which people with no technical expertise can disrupt the industry. Energy companies already use surveillance cameras, helicopters, remote sensors and drones to monitor some 119,000 km (74,000 miles) of pipelines across Canada, carrying 3.4 million barrels of crude a day, and have an agreement to collaborate during an emergency. But security experts and energy industry officials have said it is impossible to lower the threat to zero. Last week, vandals used on-site equipment to damage a pipeline under construction in Canada's oil heartland of Alberta. Asked about the document, CSIS spokeswoman Tahera Mufti did not address details about the industry meeting or the briefing official's description of physical threats to Canada's energy infrastructure. She said only that the agency's overall threat assessment for the energy sector has remained constant, and that the sector is a target globally for cyber attacks. Detecting such threats is a "key national security priority," she said. Major energy infrastructure companies in Canada, including TransCanada Corp <TRP.TO> and Enbridge Inc <ENB.TO>, declined to say whether they sent representatives to the meeting. The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, which includes major pipeline companies but did not attend the meeting, said its members have a "robust cyber security programme" to prevent espionage. The Natural Resources Canada federal department said only that it works with the industry and regional governments to address physical security. Last year, Public Safety Canada ran a review of its cyber protection measures and separately partnered with Natural Resources and the United States to work toward better protecting electric grids, the department said. (Reporting by Ethan Lou; Editing by Matt Scuffham, Grant McCool and Bill Rigby) -- © Copyright Reuters 2017-01-18
  18. That's good to know. I don't really know where the beaches are, yet. I like to try to practice the Thai words I have tried to memorize and people here may have a little more time and interest in a foreigner than in Pattaya. They don't use English immediately, here. I have probably made a mistake at the vegetarian restaurant by the temple. I load up food from many dishes. Yesterday I think they said สอง อย่าง, but smiled and only charged B.35. I better only have two, I think. But they don't jump immediately at the foreigner, breaking the rule by mistake.
  19. They will be allowed to proceeed all the way back to Bangkok on the bald tyres with a warning to 'get them replaced' as recently was reported.
  20. The regulations regarding road worthiness and GPS will apply to vans plying routes from Bangkok to the provinces. What about all the minivans who travel within the provinces
  21. “In a move designed to assure the travelling public that something concrete is being done…” Just another empty action to make them look like they care. With no follow up to enforce these new "rules", they will be ignored like the unused seat belts they were forced to put in the minivans. And, don't forget about the drunk and sleep deprived drivers who are pumped up on Red Bull. They are never discovered until after the tragic crashes.
  22. Could a moderator correct the title please? Should say Opening. Thanks.
  23. Yes, more regulations to add to the great unpoliced pile! I was hoping to see a ban on LPG vans.
  24. Stop it, your get them all excited on here. If all facial hair is precious to you, are you trying to tell me you are bald, and the beard and moustache are substitutes for your male pattern baldness ? Wigs are ok,, but i do feel , black is the only colour that complements a beard and moustache. You are correct, i do like the submissive type. its an old basic instinct i cant shake off.
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