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  1. Homicide charges against the commander of the destroyer that crashed off Japan; dropped: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/06/19/navy-drops-negligent-homicide-charge-against-fitzgerald-co/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NAV 061918&utm_term=Editorial - Navy - Daily News Roundup
  2. Families of some of the sailors that perished in the crash off Japan are not happy with the Navy's doings; https://www.navytimes.com/news/ship-collisions/2018/06/17/one-year-after-the-fitzgerald-collision-the-families-of-the-fallen-grieve-and-search-for-answers/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NAV 061818&utm_term=Editorial - Navy - Daily News Roundup
  3. Some parties may avoid court-martial; https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/06/08/heres-how-two-fitzgerald-officers-could-avoid-court-martial/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NAV 060818&utm_term=Editorial - Navy - Daily News Roundup
  4. From the court case against the commander of the destroyer that crashed off Singapore, apparently family of those perished take part. https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/05/30/what-the-hell-was-he-thinking-families-of-mccain-sailors-tear-into-former-co-at-court-martial/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NAV 05.30.18&utm_term=Editorial - Navy - Daily News Roundup
  5. Here is what happened to the officer in command during the crash of the destroyer that crashed off Singapore; https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/05/25/former-mccain-co-sentenced-at-court-martial-for-fatal-collision/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NEW NAV 05.25.18&utm_term=Editorial - Navy - Daily News Roundup
  6. More from the proceedings; (this one os interesting, certification of crew missing the required competence) https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/05/24/navy-chief-gets-busted-down-in-rank-at-mccain-collision-court-martial/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NAV 05.24.18&utm_term=Editorial - Navy - Daily News Roundup
  7. From the ongoing legal proceedings following last year's destroyer crashes: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/05/14/hearing-for-former-fitzgerald-commanding-officer-canceled/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=NAV 05.14.18&utm_term=Editorial - Navy - Daily News Roundup
  8. 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.
  9. 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/
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. And which legal stipulation is it that the tourist has broken Can you be specific?
  13. melvinmelvin

    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!
  14. why should Thailand accept drug offenders entering Thailand?
  15. 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)