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  1. Sacha was just quoting Oscar Wilde: Bigamy is having one wife too many. Monogamy is the same. - Oscar Wilde
  2. Longhaul premium economy seat width is 16.2 - 21 inches according to SeatGuru: https://www.seatguru.com/charts/premium_economy.php So, 18 inches is on the low side for my fat @$$.
  3. Lays - plain, Ruffles and BBQ - Thai packaging French's yellow mustard - imported Kraft BBQ sauce - imported Jif extra crunchy peanut butter - imported Heinz ketchup - imported Tabasco Buffalo style wing sauce - imported Morton salt - imported M&Ms - plain & peanut - from anywhere Oreos - from anywhere Wish I could find Dr. Pepper locally... have to settle for regular Coca Cola, which mixes better with my Bacardi Black rum, so not a real sacrifice.
  4. Surreal

    From the web: One day a merchant came to the village to buy monkeys. He announced that he will buy the monkeys at $100 each. Villagers wondered why somebody would want to buy stray monkeys at $100 each? Still, a few people caught some monkeys and sold them to the merchant. This news spread and more people caught monkeys and sold them to the merchant. Then, the merchant announced that he will buy monkeys at $200 each. The villagers sold the remaining monkeys at $200 each. Then the merchant announced he will buy at $500 each! It took a lot of effort but finally, the villagers caught the remaining six monkeys, and they received $500 each. Then the merchant announced he will buy monkeys at $1,000 each! The villagers were very sad as there were no more monkeys left for them to sell. Then, the merchant’s employee told the villagers that he will secretly sell some monkeys at $700 so that the villagers can make $300. Rich people bought monkeys in big lots. Poor people borrowed money and bought monkeys. The villagers waited for the merchant to return. But nobody came. They ran to the employee’s house. But he was missing too. Too late, the villagers realized that they have bought useless stray monkeys at $700 each but are unable to sell them. Bitcoin is the next monkey business. It will make a lot of people bankrupt and a few people filthy rich.
  5. Duh! It's a joke... maybe. Time will tell...
  6. A survey performed by Texas A&M shows Americans think Barack Obama is the 5th best President, ever. Here are the results of the survey: 1. Reagan and Lincoln tied for first; 2. Seventeen other presidents tied for second; 3. Twenty-three presidents tied for third; 4.Jimmy Carter came in fourth; and 5. Obama was fifth.
  7. From the Thai Immigration website: There are a number of options when it comes to extending your Thai visa and this would depend on the type of visa you have in your passport. We will list the most common Thailand visa options and extension options. If you have any questions then ask us on the chat messenger or better yet walk into any of our offices in Thailand for assistance with your visa. Thai Marriage Visa: This visa is valid for 90 days once you enter Thailand and can be extended to 1 year at Thai Immigration if you meet the requirements for the visa extension. We have listed the requirements here. Thai Retirement Visa: This is a visa for those over the age of 50 and who meet the financial requirements as listed on this website. This extension is done at Thai immigration in Bangkok if the requirements are met and these requirements have been listed here. Thai Tourist Visa: This is a 60 day visa and can be extend at Thai immigration in Bangkok or Thai Immigration in Pattaya or Phuket if you pay the 1,900 THB fee for an additional 30 days or another extension of another 7 days. This has been listed here. Thai Multiple Entry Visa: These can be extended. If it is a marriage visa it is explained here. If it is a business visa it is explained here. The Business visa can only be extended with a work permit. The tourist visa can be extend for an additional 30 days after the first 60 days have lapsed. This is explained here. www.thaiimmigration.net/extending-your-thai-visa.html
  8. Retirement renewal visa, Bank book twist

    You're not 100% correct, either. I have a non-immigration (O-A) visa which I extend every year using form TM 7. So what if I used the word "renew" instead of "extend" in my original post? ... you missed the point of my post.
  9. Retirement renewal visa, Bank book twist

    I just had the same experience as OP at Chiang Rai Immigration: bank book last entry was in July and I got the letter from my bank verifying funds today. Had to go back to my bank and add THB100 and get photocopy of updated book. I found out during my return that the big boss only visits the CEI office on Mondays and Wednesdays, so I was unable to get my visa renewal today. Guess I will see on Monday if I need to add another THB100 and get a new letter. Also, this is the first time they asked for copies of every stamped page in my passport plus copies of my Thai GF's house book and ID.
  10. ...and here's a fault line map for northern Thailand.
  11. Here's a seismic risk map for Thailand... from 2005.
  12. The NY Post had a good article about Hillary avoiding the ER after her collapse on 9/11 and going instead to Chelsea's apartment to avoid being examined by the hospital's doctors. Included was the attached cartoon of her ailments. The Post even had a short video of internet conspiracy theories that Hillary used a body double leaving Chelsea's apartment: different nose, different hair, much younger, no Secret Service detail, etc. Here's the link to the article: nypost.com/2016/09/12/clinton-skips-out-on-emergency-room-during-health-episode/ Kaine needs to "man up" and accept the odds Hillary might not last 4 or 8 years.