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  1. I wonder why the Police, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Ministers and even the PM (with his Article 44 powers and amnesty) are petrified, and so do not want to get involved?? Scary.
  2. Blaming the guard makes no sense, as does climbing walls at 1 am . A series of bad decisions resulted in a tragic accident, I've lived in many condos in several countries, and have never met a "security guard" who give out keys to private apartments without authorisation.
  3. Not sure if I need Uber in Bangkok, but would love to have their service in Phuket and Chiang Mai.
  4. Woody Allen. How an insecure, neurotic, ordinary-looking weakling can charm great-looking girls with his wit, and make people laugh.
  5. We need a PM like Hugh Grant in Love Actually to stand up to the American Prez. Instead, unfortunately, we have the wet noodle May.
  6. Trump: "Don't blame me, someone told me about it. Besides, Sweden is such a stupid nation - who the hell names their country after a lowly root vegetable? Sweden is now so full of Muslims and other refugees that it should be renamed Turnipstan."
  7. They eliminated the deposit for the kit a couple of years ago, so there's little impediment to getting an Easy Pass. Well worth it if you use the expressway often - saves me up to 2 minutes a day, which adds up to an amazing 10 hours a year.
  8. A thin-skinned leader who doesn't like independent investigative journalism, who abhors criticism, who is way in over his head & out of his depth/competency, and who is unusually fond of grandiose expensive white elephants (submarines/walls) .... sounds like someone else I know
  9. Go to any large city in my home state, there will be numerous workers hanging around the parking lots of Home Depot and the like, waiting to get daily work and hopping into the back of pick-up trucks, These people are honest hard workers, well appreciated by the temporary employers. Yard work, manual labourers. They do the work that white folks don't care for. Not all are illegal immigrants, but all are immigrants.
  10. Plausible deniability? The Trump inner cabinet stinks - they hope the brouhaha will end with Flynn. But there's speculation that at least Trump & Bannon knew what Flynn did. Trump now deflecting like mad, tweeting " The real story here is why are there so many illegal leaks coming out of Washington?". Going after the messenger/media, rather than the lying soldier.
  11. Why bother to reduce the cost of the wall? After all, Mexico will pay for the wall anyway ... right?
  12. Starbucks is for everyone. Complex orders such as "Iced, Half Caff, Ristretto, Venti, 4-Pump, Sugar Free, Cinnamon, Dolce Soy Skinny Latte" contains 5 non-English words anyway, so trying to translate everything into Thai doesn't make sense, and would frankly be absurd. Hell, Starbucks don't even display their drinks sizes in English!
  13. If true - great. Only 2,999,999 (or is it 4,999,999) to go!
  14. Trump: Oh, you mean that so-called court? That court (and the previous one) is a joke. Any judge who disagrees with me is an enemy of the state. The only good judge is the one in Boston. If I had my way, I would clone my BFF Bannon and appoint them to all judiciary positions.
  15. The OP says he will rent a condo near "one of the Sukhumvit BTS stations, somewhere with a grocery store nearby.". I would certainly start off without a car. The main reason for living close to a BTS station is to avoid using cars! Nowadays, there are major supermarkets near BTS stations, so your daily needs are met. Thailand is not like the US - here you tend to have smaller pantries/larders and fridges, so you make more trips to nearby markets. In my state, our fridges are huge, we buy large quantities at a time from Costco/Walmart in our trucks, we make less frequent trips to these stores. Of course young families can live in big cities without cars - there are thousands who live in New York who are in your position (relatively close to the subway, no elevators, plenty of taxis, small stores nearby). And NY winters are as brutal as Bangkok summers. Similarly, those in London, Rome, Paris etc manage fine. And I like to believe that Navy personnel are tougher than most.