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  2. Nice one! We love Mr Big (Leg) Ben.
  3. Maybe ask him to remove the freeze on pension increases for UK Expats in Thailand.......
  4. They're not going to get it. The new guy in charge apparently used to be Mugabe's bodyguard and protege. And like Mugabe, he's China's creature.
  5. Thais hate quiet spots.......I have suffered this before when travelling to different places with them. The more mobbed and packed out a place is the more they like it. The first time I went to Koh Larn we had a chance to get on a secluded quiet section of a beach. Nope, off to the to most crowded busiest bit with more screaming kids, loud music, rubbish etc... Their rule of thumb is - If no people - there is something wrong with the place. Explains why they are packing the place full of chinks. Chinese.
  6. I just returned from Udon Immigration with ink still wet on fresh retirement extension and multi-entry permit. A very big “Thank You” to UbonJoe. I used his fillable form package found in Template thread. I added Foriegner fact sheet and power of attorney form so FIL would not have to go to town for TM30. We arrived office about 9:30 to receive #6 for queue. There were two desks working. After about 10 minutes both finished with persons they were helping so I and the one gentlemen there before me were both seated at desks. The lady immediately started scouring over my “originals” package without my saying a word. As she is about half way through another lady comes over to start with the “copies” pile taking out what she needed, returning the rest to me. The first lady does the arithmetic on the income letter then commences sorting the stack in her preferred order stamping and signing as she goes. When finished with the paper stack she begins the stamping and writing in my passport. She passes the whole pile of stuff to the higher ups. Maybe 15 or so minutes later my passport is back, the re-entry permit lady does the scanner and photos, informs me today's charge will be 5800 baht and informs I should stop by 90 day reporting desk on way out. All told too easy. Back in car 10:22 ready to roll. Again, Thank You, UbonJoe not only for the form package but also no none sense, cut through the bull$hit guidance.
  7. what if you've come to a Stop before the intersection, you're in Left lane near the gutter; and mrs passenger opens her Left door to get out to step into the gutter to the path... ...and would they say the motorcycle is getting 'doored' by your passenger? What if a passenger is alighting a Bus, and is collected by same gutter crawling biker? I haven't found the Section#** yet for that one!
  8. Can't find Acceptable Risk in the usual places.....
  9. Feet and Lower Leg Swelling / Pain

    Compression stockings come in several lengths, calf, knee and full leg. I found knee length the be the best in term of comfort and effectiveness. Calf length were the most comfortable but did not work as well as the knee length, allowing some swelling. The full length were very uncomfortable on long flights: hot, tight and cutting in at the tops.
  10. Another one? I'm starting to get them all mixed up now.
  11. Thai football rocked as 12 arrested for match-fixing

    aFarangjJa, I would be gobsmacked if it went any further,lets face it we as farangs identify many many scams and corrupt doings here in Thailand,but where do most of them end?Nowhere, look at Red Bull Boss,look at mai hong son underage prostitution involving Police and other officials,nothing in the last 3,or 4months,WHY, it involves the higher end,one wont get prosecuted because he or she knows too much about the other,they all piss in the same pot,and they all bleed the country working class to the bone.Look at the Monk who fled the country first to Paris and then to USA.supposed to have been sent back under escort to Thailand,NOTHING for 3 months or so,A monk with a pregnant girlfriend with his child,multy millions in a bank and in a private Jet and the owner of several houses,Where is he now?supposed to be leading the Country in the Path of BUDDAH,Above all people, a MONK. The police get caught in something serious,they get moved to another district and when all gets quiet they are back.JUST ONE BIG JOKE.
  12. Moderately Priced Thanksgiving Dinner

    I think I've tried Foodland's TG dinners a couple times over the years, from the Suk 16 and Suk 5 branches at different times. I wouldn't say they were good, but perhaps not as bad IMO as you suggest, but then again, I went in with modest expectations considering the place and country. As I recall, they tend to do their stuffing in loaf form, and then cut a very thin slice as their serving. But to put it in another perspective, would I say that the TG offering at Dean and DeLuca was twice as good as Foodland's offering for nearly twice the price? No, I wouldn't. The D&D turkey, though, was good, and there was a reasonable portion of a couple white meat slices on top with some dark meat scraps underneath. BTW, in terms of dressing, I tried and wasn't a fan of D&D's riceberry-based "stuffing."
  13. It doesn't matter what Thais think, it is about what the road traffic law says, exactly why there are so many accidents here because Thais don't want to follow the law and police don't want to enforce it
  14. UK minister in Thailand to improve bilateral ties

    Really? So why is Thaksin living in Dubai and not in Mayfair, and where exactly is the Red Bull "Boss" living?
  15. In your simplistic analysis of the pursuit of Palestinian justice you seem to have omitted one small detail...the Zionist mainly European colonizers who ethnically cleansed Palestinians 70 years ago and made them refugees, while stealing their land. Which is the case the Palestinians want to put before the ICC from the OP... 'In September, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations called on the ICC "to open an investigation and to prosecute Israeli officials for their involvement in settlement activities and aggressions against our people."' It is somewhat ironic that the land of the free is threatening to close down an office because the Palestinians are peacefully seeking human and civil rights through the courts.
  16. errrm your clearly not being silenced. I want you to "piss off" to give your kid a real shot at life. think about it. your under an oppressive regime, you have family to put first. what a golden opportunity you have right now. I just don't understand why you don't put them first.. non I my business but I still find it greedy on your part.
  17. Thai defamation law and online reviews

    Now isn't that the whole point? Reviews are a collection of individual opinions that even on mass, may mean nothing at all to the individual who reads them. So why bother? Just find out for yourself, by trying.
  18. Sure, same in the West, why prevent Muslims etc from opening their shops on Christmas morning.
  19. One dead, one injured in wicked pickup accident Eakkapop Thongtub The driver, Chatree Thongjit, 31, died in the vehicle and his female passenger Thanyaporn Unmai, 22, was rushed to hospital for serious injuries. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub PHUKET: A 31-year-old man was killed and his female passenger suffered serious injuries when the pickup truck they were travelling in first flattened a small streetlamp on Thepkrasattri Rd then crumpled as it slammed into larger street light pylon in the early minutes of this morning (Nov 22). Full story: https://www.thaivisa.com/forum/topic/1012529-one-dead-one-injured-in-wicked-pickup-accident/
  20. Thai defamation law and online reviews

    Sorry mate, I missed that; only your bias was making such a racket
  21. UK PhDs are held in high regard by Thai institutions. The problem you might face is that upper level Thai universities (Chula, Mahidol etc.) will tend to have lots of Thai academic staff with PhDs from reputable foreign institutions (including Ivy league and comparable places), and the low ranked places who struggle to find competent staff won't do much teaching in English. This is from the perspective of 'traditional' academia, so you may have more options in the business school. One piece of advice I can give is that waiting for job openings to be posted, or contacting HR departments yourself, is probably a waste of time. If you want a job you'll really want to have an in with a staff member who can talk to the department head on your behalf. Or you can contact the department head directly yourself. If I were you I'd start looking up potential employers and seeing if there are any academics there you share a research interest with. Once you've done that you can send out a few feelers and take it from there.
  22. One dead, one injured in wicked pickup accident Eakkapop Thongtub The driver, Chatree Thongjit, 31, died in the vehicle and his female passenger Thanyaporn Unmai, 22, was rushed to hospital for serious injuries. Photo: Eakkapop Thongtub PHUKET: A 31-year-old man was killed and his female passenger suffered serious injuries when the pickup truck they were travelling in first flattened a small streetlamp on Thepkrasattri Rd then crumpled as it slammed into larger street light pylon in the early minutes of this morning (Nov 22). Lt Sunan Petchnoo of Thalang Police was notified of the accident, in front of Phra Nang Sang Temple in Thalang, at 0:10am. Lt Sunan arrived at the scene together with Kusoldharm rescue workers to find a wrecked white Toyota pickup truck wrapped around a large spotlight pole on the central reservation. Full story: https://www.thephuketnews.com/one-dead-one-injured-in-wicked-pickup-accident-64808.php -- © Copyright Phuket News 2017-11-22
  23. Interesting. Never even heard of them before. Checked the links, they seem proper. Been going a long time too. Just about every FI model made covered.
  24. Thai defamation law and online reviews

    Thanks. Most people who have something to say on the subject of reviews have not done their research, and tend too base their opinions on what they THINK these businesses are. If they have had legal dealings with one of these large faceless platforms that make fortunes out of the general public's perception that the sites are run with integrity, they would know its a very dirty business. If you read some of the protest websites about these platforms you will find example after example of abuse, both on the part of the owners of the platforms AND their users. The abuse of review platforms is an industry in itself
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