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JimmyJ

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  1. Bitcoin Rich List https://bitinfocharts.com/top-100-richest-bitcoin-addresses.html
  2. This is great: "Bitcoin Obituaries Bitcoin has died 166 times" "December 15, 2010 “Why Bitcoin can’t be a currency” – The Underground Economist | $0.23 Negative feedback loops like this are basically homeostasis. In nature, positive feedback loops like exist with Bitcoin are lethal; the only thing that’s even kept Bitcoin alive this long is its novelty. Either it will remain a novelty forever or it will transition from novelty status to dead faster than you can blink." "August 9, 2011 “The Bitcoin Is Dying. Whatever.” – Gizmodo Australia | $10.95 So Bitcoin, we’ll remember the good times, like the time that one guy who got heat stroke while mining Bitcoins. Or the time there was the great heist caper that shut down trading site Mt Gox for an entire day. The lulz were abundant. But frankly, it’s time for you to go. Farewell." "June 20, 2013 “Bitcoin Sees the Grim Reaper” – NY Mag | $105.70 Bitcoin’s path to the grave has always been fairly clear to me. . . . You can’t seize a Bitcoin like you can seize a dollar, since it’s simply an alphanumeric string. But people need to be able to get their money in and out of the Bitcoin economy in order for it to be a useful alternative. With Mt. Gox and other Bitcoin go-betweens having such a hard time staying afloat, it probably won’t be long before even some Bitcoin diehards consider packing it in." https://99bitcoins.com/bitcoinobituaries/page/9/?r
  3. There seems to have been an insane overreaction to the China situation. Already the Chinese action has moved to Japan, which is now accounting for 51% of BTC transactions, China now down to less than 7%.
  4. Veteran actor Harry Dean Stanton dies at 91

    Brilliant performance in "Straight Time", one of the great films. "Get - me - out of here!" (Also plays guitar and sings in it). (Plus the best ever Dustin Hoffman, Gary Busey and M. Emmet Walsh performances. And a slim Kathy Bates). (In the background). The novel it is based on has a better title - Edward Bunker's "No Beast So Fierce". (Bunker was one of the "Reservoir Dogs").
  5. "Man Fell In Love With Thailand’s Stray Dogs And Now Feeds 80 Every Day" "While I was on the phone with Michael Baines, he didn't miss a beat as he fed the roughly 80 stray dogs along his daily route in Chonburi, Thailand." https://www.thedodo.com/man-fell-in-love-with-thailands-stray-dogs-1719166210.html
  6. Do they notch the animals ears when they are sterilized (so they can tell it's been done)?
  7. http://peoplesearchthailand.brecordspyx.com/ "People Search Thailand - Need a background check? Please visit our site and try our criminal record checks and police information checks instantly online." If I were to do a search for this for a USA citizen I would see dozens of sites. This is the only one I've noticed for Thailand. Don't know if it's because I'm searching from the USA in English, or if there is more privacy protection in Thailand (that's great if true) or if for some reason the People Search industry hasn't spread there yet (which would be surprising).
  8. "(I'm assuming these personal reports are available on Thai citizens also - perhaps I'm wrong and it's not being done there)"
  9. "The Ivanka Trump Guarantee" "She has played her role dutifully, pretending to care about women’s upward mobility just enough to soothe the complacent and provide plausible deniability for her father. And, inexplicably — perhaps because hope has been thin on the ground since November — some people seem to be taken in. If Ms. Trump says she was dismayed by her father’s announced ban on transgender people in the military, well, I guess it’s true. What a nice moderate lady! If Ms. Trump says that America is no place for Nazis and white supremacists, are we going to tell her she’s wrong? She probably just forgot to mention that some of those Nazis and white supremacists were marching in explicit support of her father. That can happen. As a working mom myself, I know it can be hard to keep all these details straight!" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/opinion/the-ivanka-trump-labor-women.html
  10. "The Ivanka Trump Guarantee" "She has played her role dutifully, pretending to care about women’s upward mobility just enough to soothe the complacent and provide plausible deniability for her father. And, inexplicably — perhaps because hope has been thin on the ground since November — some people seem to be taken in. If Ms. Trump says she was dismayed by her father’s announced ban on transgender people in the military, well, I guess it’s true. What a nice moderate lady! If Ms. Trump says that America is no place for Nazis and white supremacists, are we going to tell her she’s wrong? She probably just forgot to mention that some of those Nazis and white supremacists were marching in explicit support of her father. That can happen. As a working mom myself, I know it can be hard to keep all these details straight!" https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/opinion/the-ivanka-trump-labor-women.html
  11. For about $25 USD, her suitors could've gotten a complete rundown on her from multiple internet sites, and perhaps would have seen the fraud charge that got her fired from her job. (I'm assuming these personal reports are available on Thai citizens also - perhaps I'm wrong and it's not being done there). About $10 would've bought a pregnancy test kit simply requiring her to urinate on it. These guys really fell for her bigly to never consider doing a check.
  12. I read years ago about this going on at outdoor cafes with tourists, I believe in Italy. One or two young guys would approach a table of tourists. I don't recall the ruse - perhaps just to ask them some questions. Meanwhile they would have a newspaper in hand, and lean on the table and cover a cell phone with the paper. Then say "Bye" and take off before anyone noticed that the phone was gone.
  13. "I carry... proof my money comes from overseas..." What do you use for that? (A withdrawal slip from your foreign (non-Thai) bank for the cash? A copy of your foreign bank account monthly statement?)
  14. Passport is easy. Most of the options for supporting documents won't be options for most people - Educational institution; customer waiting for work permit; etc. I believe I read in one of these threads that someone went to their embassy and just got a letter verifying that the person indeed is the person in the passport picture and a citizen of that country (or something basic like that) and this letter was acceptable.
  15. I'm planning to have it deposited from my bank in the US to a Thai bank account which I will open. There will be an online record of the transaction from my US bank. So there shouldn't be a problem in that case when/if I want to withdraw and have it sent back to my US bank?
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