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  1. Yeah.... but it's just peachy keen okay for North Korean, China, Iran, and Russia to fund terrorists and sell them weapons... Right ? ? Oh, I'm sorry... I must have forgot.... which terrorists are the western powers funding ? Hezbollah? Hamas? ISIS ?
  2. I got a high pressure water shot in the ear during Songkran in Chiang Mai. Really NOT funny. Worried about my ear for a while, but it was okay. I used ear plugs for the rest of Songkran, just too much fun even in my 60’s to stay in my residence. I feel so much younger during Songkran. But I guess you might want to wear a protective pair of high impact sunglasses as well.
  3. April 1st was almost two weeks ago. I didn’t realize that Thailand also did April Fool’s jokes on people. Surely this can’t be serious. And I thought the leftists in the west were getting truly nutty with things like 35 different genders and other crazy things.
  4. Sorry, I got this confused with Georgi Markov, the Bulgarian dissident who was assassinated with a 1.7 mm tiny pellet filled with Ricin, using a specially built one shot umbrella gun fired using compressed air. On a September evening in London in 1978, Markov, a prize-winning Bulgarian author and BBC broadcaster who had been classified as a "non person" by the communist authorities, was waiting alongside commuters for a bus on Waterloo Bridge when he felt a stinging pain in his thigh. A heavily built stranger dropped an umbrella, mumbled "sorry" and fled in a taxi. Markov thought little of the seemingly trivial incident and continued his journey home; he was dead of a high fever in three days and was later buried in Dorset. The James Bond-style murder weapon was an umbrella, partly developed by the Soviet KGB, which fired a pellet the size of a pinhead, diameter only 1.7 mm ... containing the extremely deadly poison ricin. A dose of purified ricin powder the size of a few of the tiniest grains of table salt will kill an adult human. When they found the extemely tiny pellet in his thigh, they had to examine it under microscope to notice the very tiny holes in its surface from which the Ricin was delivered to Markov's body.
  5. No... the meaning of the word "racism" has not evolved. Although maybe the crazy leftist/socialist SJW's perhaps are trying to force evolution of the word. Racism means descrimination based on race. See that word "race" in the word racism? ? "isms" do not evolve to include other "isms". It would make no sense. Simply put....a Race of people is not a Religion. North American native aborigines are not a religion, nor are they a country. A Race of people is not a country. That would be almost as bad as evolving the word Forest to also mean a school of fish. It would be stupid and senseless. But if the evolution of the words in such a direction were to be pushed by leftist SJW's...that would be normal for them. Racism is discimination/prejudice based on race. Not on country or religion.
  6. I thought that Russia, under Putin, uses a very tiny pellet filled with radioactive Polonium to assassinate individuals in other countries. It only feels like a momentry little pinch or very tiny needle sting when injected. If that is the case... those two would be dead... not recovering. I think maybe Russia did not do it this time. Although of course... I guess it's possible they still could have done it.
  7. Why do they mention “...racism...” in the article? Muslims are not a race. Islam is not a race. Just like Christians and Buddhists are not a race. Why does the media keep screwing up their “news” ? ?
  8. No great loss. “We have no guns — we have only stones, boxes of matches and petrol,” she said at a rally in Soweto. “Together, hand in hand, with our boxes of matches and our necklaces, we shall liberate this country.” - Winnie Mandela, 1986. "Necklacing" was a method of torture and murder used on suspected police informants, where a tire filled with gasoline was forced around a person's body and set on fire.
  9. The leftist/socialist lie about the government providing free “stuff”, like college or university education. Don’t kid yourself. Someone is indeed paying for it all. And governments have no money of their own. Either they heavily tax their citizens to pay for it, or they borrow the money and put the burden of paying for it on the backs of future generations, or a combination of the two. It’s NOT FREE ! !
  10. >"Sometimes the cheapest is not always the best!" Well... obviously. A Chevy is not as good as a Bentley Continental GT. But a lot more people can afford a Chevy than can afford a Bentley. Most people do not have the money for the best. Not everyone has a well padded bank account going around looking down on us lowly peons trying to make do with what we have and travel or stay and live in south east Asia.
  11. Then what do all the expats living in Thailand and Cambodia do when they reach 66 or 70 or whatever the limit is for insurance eligibility? Do they return to their birth country? Or do they stick it out in Thailand or wherever with their coverage dropped? Or can they be eligible for a Thailand or Cambodian health insurance company?
  12. I used to have a set of handcuffs years ago and tried cuffing my hands behind my back myself. It was pretty easy to do. He must have gotten rid of the key of course. Made sure he would not be able to do anything at the last moment if he changed his mind. Obviously a very determined fellow.
  13. >"You admit that you do not have the means to pay for coverage and that the reason you are in SE Asia is because >you are of limited financial means. Why don't you live within your means? " Okay.... you make sense.. I guess my days of travel and living in SE Asia are finished..I suppose I won't return. I better just stay in my own country, live out what years I have left... and not return to SE Asia. Take care everyone... at least I found Buddhism during my times there.
  14. Well, drove a vehicle for fifty years before retiring, and stopped driving to take public transportation. Paid for full vehicle insurance and third party liability for all those years. Never made a claim. Never had a claim against me. Never got a dime back from those thousands and thousands of dollars I paid. Gave a lot of money away for a service I never made use of. I just bet they loved me.