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  1. The general is in good company. There are fairly few around that are eqipped with the gift to offer guarantees about the future. But I agree that he sounds rather weird and should have addressed the issue quite differently. Maybe yet another candidate for an inactive post.
  2. Some views on how the homicide charges against the two skippers may affect the US Navy in the future: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/01/21/how-homicide-charges-for-two-skippers-will-shake-up-the-entire-navy/
  3. As promised: SHOUT SHOUT SHOUT There will be a Thai boat race on the coming Sunday. I expect the following classes will participate; speedboat lek speedboat yai longtail 4 cylinder longtail 6 cylinder soong dtoon lek soong dtoon yai and likely the odd heat with katoey boats Race Village will be at Wat Saeng, Wat Saeng is by Chao Praya river's south bank across from the southern side of Koh Kred. Likely start noonish. This is in Nonthaburi province, but only a handfull of kilometers north of Bangkok. To get there; a) get to the taxi boat stand under the eastern side of the Rama 4 bridge, then take a tadxi boat. (this is at the western end of Chaeng Wattana road) get to Tha Naam Non, the end stop for Chao Praya Express service, take a taxi boat from there. c) Wat Saeng is reachable by car, it is in an area named Tha It. If you drive Rachapruk road north you make a right after you have crossed purple skytrain and Rattanathibet road and before you reach Chayapruk road, it is signed in Thai. But of course there would be people to ask if you don't hack Thai. d) If you drive Rattanatibet westwards there is also a road going off to the right before you reach Rachapruk road. Those events are usually quite entertaining.
  4. Court proceedings in the aftermath of last year destroyer crashes; https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/01/17/homicide-charges-charges-for-mccain-fitzgerald-commanders/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Navy DNR 01-17-18&utm_term=Editorial - Navy - Daily News Roundup
  5. And which legal stipulation is it that the tourist has broken Can you be specific?
  6. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    I am sure Barnier will enjoy the UK wine 50 billion pound loss? not bad on a Thursday, and thoroughly documented I take it? Have some wine, cheers!
  7. why should Thailand accept drug offenders entering Thailand?
  8. Yes, I did something similar successfully almost 10 years ago. Also Bangkok Bank. My brother who was living in Sweden at the time had a Swedish lawyer drawing up a power of A (in English) for me to use re his financial assets in Thailand. It was notarized in Sweden. I took it to the Swedish embassy in LoS and they verified the lawyer and notarization. Then off to the MFA to have them give the final nod re the paperwork. Then off to Bangkok Bank, opened a couple of accounts in my name, transferred all my brothers assets (not small sums) into my two accounts and then closed down his accounts. No mentioning of translation into Thai. Went smooth - no problems - done in less than a day. (I did not look at ways to transfer assets out of LoS. I had a separate paper facilitating the opening of accounts in my name in Bangkok Bank (they were quite strict with farang accounts at that time). A breeze really, or smooth as silk if you prefer. (and, no mentioning of ID of my brother - passport or the like, and no mentioning of passbooks, i just had the account numbers)
  9. Discussions started on unfortunate attitudes as possible underlying cause for last years destroyer crashes; https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/01/09/opinion-dont-ignore-bad-policy-and-the-indolent-chiefs-mess/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Navy DNR 01.09.18&utm_term=Editorial - Navy - Daily News Roundup
  10. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    if you remember around 1990, when East and West Germany were folded together into Germany; many a UK politician let fall rather strong negative words re Germany and her politicians
  11. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    I am amased by the Merkel fobia and the Germany fobia expressed by manx Brexiters Weird really
  12. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    The campaigns leading up to the referendum on leave/stay and the debates after the referendum have revealed, in abundance, extraordinary talent in the UK population. There is absolutely no end to the hoards of people being able to predict the political and economical future of the UK, and that with high degree of accuracy. Impressing. That is a talent which is highly sought after in Asia. Truth sayers can make fortunes here. Without the Brexit referndum this talent may not have been discovered.
  13. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    I do think you have a point there. The way the UK gov has been handling this referendum result is weirder than weird. No discipline in the cabinet, each to his own opinion. Nee discipline in the ruling party, each to his own. PM being kicked by cabinet and party. What a laugh, or cry, depending on your point of view. UK looks quite silly from the outside, she just cannot handle things in an orderly fashion. Not so sure that going down the WTO avenue is promising for UK. Trade deals of economic significance and importance are partly based on trust, after the show since the referendum and the ongoing show, who will place trust in the Westminster kindergarten? pitty Monthy Pyton is not around anymore, plenty enough stuff for weekly hilarous programs following the referendum
  14. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    he is using quite strong and optimistic language that Irish chieftain, he just might be in for a surprise when things are going to be put in writing and subjected to approval in EU's upper bodies
  15. May ready for tough talks over Brexit

    has it been clarified what kind of role the Lux. court will have in this? (or is that to be worked out/specified at a later stage?) weird concession to offer me thinks, thought one of the main issues re Brexit was full legal control of all UK issues, maybe she is getting desperate