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  1. If it was me I'd overstay to 364 days to make the most of it, assuming I didn't need to go back for some reason. Ban period will be the same (1 year) as long as you don't overstay > 1 year. I'd be more depressed in India, but that's just me.
  2. Didn't the United Nations once label Thai police organized criminals?
  3. My visa history was work permit (TEFL teacher lol), followed by 2 year overstay, followed by Ed visa, followed by 2 year overstay, followed by 2 years of visa exemptions and SETVs, followed by Ed visa, still never been denied or even pulled aside for questioning yet in 9 years, except once to be warned of the new overstay rules and sign the form about that. Then got let in with visa exemption lol. I think it just comes down to whether the IO is a jobsworth or not. Never choose lines with female IOs. Usually I pick a laid back looking guy who I see isn't sending anyone aside for questioning who looks roughly like me (early 30s farang). If I see that happen I switch queues. Use visa agencies that take you through land borders, Laos border IOs don't seem to give a toss.
  4. 37 year old marries a 42 year old with 2 kids? He was probably after the daughter, she tries to put a stop to it, the sicko kills her. RIP
  5. It happens here more often - and it doesn't have to be someone in a very high position of power (teacher isn't that high), it's commonplace, often it's relatives. And there are consequences more often - the doctor was sentenced to up to 175 years in prison, Catholic priests have been imprisoned, and the BBC guy (Jimmy Saville) was dead a year before the allegations started coming out. Thailand is great for the single life, if you don't have children here or if they're already grown up in the West by the time you retire here. No need to go home for those people, but many do leave if they have children once here.
  6. For reference, his 'sorry not sorry'.
  7. Very roundabout apology, he retweets an article written by one of his cultist fans, painting Musk in a good light and saying that's 'the real story'. Then he replies to that tweet (can't even start the apology in the first tweet of the chain): Replying to @adamchavez As this well-written article suggests, my words were spoken in anger after Mr. Unsworth said several untruths & suggested I engage in a sexual act with the mini-sub, which had been built as an act of kindness & according to specifications from the dive team leader. Can't resist claiming 'stick it where it hurts' is some sexual act, again implying Unsworth is some kind of deviant. When actually it's just common parlance. Then finally he replies again to that tweet with the actual apology, third in the chain, where hardly not as many people are going to actually read it. But he can claim he apologized, to please the % of people that want an apology, investors / Unsworth etc., without losing too much face to his fans. Very Thai: Replying to @elonmusk @adamchavez Nonetheless, his actions against me do not justify my actions against him, and for that I apologize to Mr. Unsworth and to the companies I represent as leader. The fault is mine and mine alone.
  8. Looks like polite encouragement to me
  9. He didn't mean to be offensive, it's such a huge interesting country why leave. 1 in 10 Brits lives abroad, no surprise as it's so boring. 10% of the population. 2 million Americans would be 0.6%.
  10. Err no, Musk is taking the taxpayers down a notch, he's received $4.9 billion in government support, and he hasn't delivered. A string of failures, rocket explosions, car spontaneous combustions, delays, Tesla and SpaceX on the brink of bankruptcy. Their anger is understandable at this point. I will retract this post in the event he takes humanity to Mars.
  11. Prior to that Musk attacked the Thai governor overseeing the rescue as not being a subject matter expert, from that, a cursory reading into Musk's controversial background, and meeting Musk at the cave, his opinion on Musk may well have been fair. Could possibly save Musk from taking an unviable submarine to a future cave rescue and endangering lives. A submarine in a cave is ridiculous, as Unsworth explained.
  12. At a rapid pace the British and Thai experts on the scene established that Musk's option wasn't viable, and to manage risk Musk was quickly removed from the scene.
  13. No it wasn't viable, we have both this British caving expert who knows the layout of the cave well and briefed the two Brit divers who found the kids first, and the Thai governor overseeing the whole operation, saying his submarine wouldn't work. So the antagonism is totally justified, and his presence potentially life threatening, Musk diverted resources and attention to him, and entered the cave (quickly being told to leave). They did give the kids sedatives, they were basically incapacitated anyway, they couldn't swim. Two divers to one boy, oxygen shoved down their throat, and drag them out.
  14. His father owned an emerald mine in Zambia, all kinds of 'blood money' with that sort of thing. That's where some of Musk's fortune comes from, plus $4.9 billion in government subsidies. Then he had sex with his stepdaughter who he knew since she was 4. He was 72, her 30, when they had a baby. This is after divorcing Musk's mother.