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  1. " He said the crackdown on Uber is one of the policies of the National Council for Peace and Order, in an attempt to keep order in the public transport sector. " oh please !! You mean to pacify the Mafia taxi bosses more like it
  2. Yes well I would much rather have a small furry creature scampering across the floor of a restaurant than a sea snake slithering across it which is what we had during dinner in a restaurant in the Fiji Islands
  3. The Swastika, the symbol of Nazi Germany, actually means a lucky charm or a symbol of well-being for most of us, when literally translated from its Sanskrit root, comprising su meaning 'good' and asti meaning 'to be'. In other words, well-being. One of the oldest symbols made by humans, it dates back some 6,000 years to rock and cave paintings. Scholars generally agree it originated in India. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/bangalore-times/What-the-Swastika-means/articleshow/994390.cms
  4. I am astonished to read what you say because I have had three cards over the years with the first one being about 2004 and then hardly any immigration officers (other than the very senior ones) knew what it was all about. But today there is no excuse for them to not be up to speed regarding the entitlements.
  5. well there were some buses using that route but I was referring more to the route which is shown in your first diagram where the red arrow almost touches the blue arrow with the waterfront skeleton on the left of that junction. Yesterday it was mildly amusing after months and even years of bus drivers causing such chaos for ordinary motorists on Beach Road to now be causing chaos to themselves because they were not moving in then discharging the passengers and moving out quickly enough.
  6. As of this morning Tuesday the 21st the grand plans seems to have been abandoned because it's back to the shambolic chaos that it was before Maybe it was because there were so many buses coming down the hill towards the pier that it they created a huge impenetrable wall that not even pedestrians could walk in between. So I guess it's back to the drawing board again
  7. They are well beyond that kind of thinking................................ http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/feb/14/north-korea-missile-strike-remains-a-real-threat/
  8. the roundabout means they have to go around the automated car park
  9. oh very clever strategy which will set off the most unbelievable global chain reaction no wonder even the Vietnamese outsmarted USA. http://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/foreign-policy/273953-north-korea-and-iran-dangerous-bedfellows-with-one-common
  10. But he hasn't attacked anyone has he? And if his days are numbered I think he is likely to go out with a very big bang in space http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/04/north_korea_poses_emp_threat.html
  11. A contrarian view might be that Kim Jong Un is quite justified to keep fine tuning their weapons for defence purposes given the USA's penchant for regime change. Meanwhile a small country in the Middle East is allowed to have a totally secret stockpile. Such duplicity
  12. I think some people might wonder if it was ever on top of the hill in the first place?
  13. only a bar of LINDT is real chocolate as far as I'm concerned
  14. I will definitely not lose any sleep over this decision
  15. I have noticed that sky News is never in sync