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  1. The government has just made public its response to Facebook...
  2. Australian Aged Pension

    While I'm sure this still goes on, an old friend in law enforcement I was talking to tells me it's nothing like it used to be. Once certain lawyers get involved, red flags are raised. A lot of hoops to jump through. I receive nothing from the Australian government. I can't really complain as I'm financially secure (paid my fair share of taxes, still do) yet I've still been sent a couple of please explain letters over investments I have. The problem everyone faces is government both state and federal, is getting a lot smarter at data mining. It's now harder than ever to slip under the radar and it will only get worse.
  3. Australian Aged Pension

    Source: The Sydney Morning Herald 15th October 2032 Centrelink and the Department of Immigration uncover systematic rorting of the old age pension scheme. It is alleged Australian expats, their Thai wives, travel agents, real estate brokers and villagers overseas conspired to illegally obtain pension benefits. The fraud was initially discovered after complaints were made about suspected human trafficking. A neighbour told an ACA reporter she became concerned about suspicious activity in her next door apartment. Blinds were always drawn, knocks on the door went unanswered and the mail box was overflowing with junk mail. On several occasions she saw a furtive looking Asian lady accompanied by an elderly man emerge from a car with blacked out windows. They hurriedly made their way to the apartment to avoid detection. Warrants have been issued for the suspects who it is suspected may have already fled to Thailand.
  4. This would explain the most recent share price movement. Metal Tiger PLC investment update
  5. A couple of updates from Kingsgate (KCN) today. After a fairly flat spell the stock has gained 17% for the week, 8% on todays news. If you bought in six months ago it's tempting to take a 65% profit as there is still much uncertainty as to what lies ahead. Meanwhile KGN is up 55% from my September 4th post (+187% over six months). http://www.kingsgate.com.au/#tab-id-3 https://stockhead.com.au/resources/kingsgate-takes-insurers-court-mine-closure-claim/
  6. Fakes on Lazada

    The other thing you need to watch out with powerbanks marked as 50000 is flying with them. Airlines are getting tough on large batteries so a powerbank marked as 50000 might no longer be acceptable as checked or carry-on baggage. I've always found Amazon a good reference point when buying electronics. While not everything on Amazon is as bargain priced as they would like you to believe, whenever you see something advertised elsewhere on the internet for less than half price, be wary unless it is something being sold in its country of origin. (Thai products like coffee, medicinal etc. can have massive markups on Amazon) When it is 10% of the price as you often see microSD cards advertised for then don't even bother. Fake SD cards have been sold in markets and on the internet for years yet people still buy them thinking they are really saving 90% off prices from reputable retailers. It's great to find a bargain but sometimes you have to stop and think for a moment just how realistic an advertised price is.
  7. Fakes on Lazada

    Fake capacity power banks exposed Almost all inexpensive 50000 powerbanks are fake, especially if bought on the internet from China. The same goes for cheap large capacity SD cards. Have a look on Amazon. Check the size, weight and price of any with genuine reviews and compare with what you purchased. A genuine 50000 powerbank is a lot heavier and larger than most people would want to carry around with them.
  8. Shame Ladbroke's aren't in Thailand, otherwise I'd be having a lazy 100k on this being delayed again. With a year to go I'm sure something will conveniently occur to cause another postponement.
  9. Someone breaks in to your house and steals all your computer gear, or just imagine one day you have an electrical fault in your house from one of your 17 air-conditioners, a fire ensures and disastrously, your house and everything in it is destroyed including your small external drive. A very good reason to back-up to the cloud, not that most people need 1TB as media can be downloaded or purchased again. I know a guy who mails a small encrypted flash drive every week to his brother for even more back-up security. All depends on how irreplaceable the data is. The 15GB I get free with Gmail is enough for my needs.
  10. It's easy enough to understand if you take more than one second to read it...
  11. It is only getting worse. I was in a bar the other night and this guy wouldn't shut up about his Victoria Cross, US Medal of Honor, and Légion d'honneur so in the end I had no choice but to have my driver bring over the Rolls (the silver one, not the white one which was in for service) so I could return to the peace and quiet of my duplex penthouse at 98 Wireless.
  12. Ok. I only saw it as 4&5, same as the listing on IMDB
  13. Going by IMDB, Silkworm (two parts) belongs to Season One. Season Two is next year.
  14. Holiday Grainger is in the first episode (The Hood Maker) of Philip K Dicks Electric Dreams, looking a little different... She has been around a while now but I can see her becoming an even bigger star very soon.
  15. Is TVF exceptionally slow today?

    Must be back from lunch then as very slow once again... thirty seconds minimum to move on to the next page of an open thread... and I have fairly fast internet.
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