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  1. If we just had a submarine we could torpedo it. Job done.
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    Saturday Night on Nimmanhamin===LAME!

    I've been living on Soi 9 for a couple of years now. Most of the quirky little shops that made this area unique are pretty much gone. Bars and clubs closing right and left; Mirror, Lizm, Beer Republic, Wanz, Infusion. In their place... hotels. And even more planned. Eventually they will start to fail too as there won't be any reason to see the area anymore. The failure rate on businesses is crazy. The rents are way too high and the tourist season is way too short. TIT.
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    Donating my body to medical research when I die

    I'm the OP's same age, in Chiang Mai. I just got my laminated donator card, complete with mug shot, with numbers to call for pick-up. This is with the Chiang Mai University Department of Anatomy at Maharaj Hospital on Suthep Road. They have a form to fill out, two witness signatures, include a pp photo. The office is through the back entry to the anatomy building, floor just above street level, first office door on your right as you enter. Everything and all signs are in Thai so it takes some effort to find. They will not take your body if you are HIV positive, have an infectious disease or die in a messy accident. They pick up within 200 kilometers. I'm grateful that some student may learn something from what's left of me and in turn may alleviate another's suffering and thrilled that some cute student will get to see me naked one last time. 555.
  4. Anyone here know if you can do the walk-in service in Chiang Mai?
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    Fascino, or the shop next door. I bought it there once. Pricey. Now i buy online from https://www.alldaychemist.com/. Generric from Cipla in India, called Tiova. Same same.
  6. Like it says, in CM. Thanks.
  7. Just some thoughts to chew on... 1. Chiang Mai used to be popular as a hub for hill tribe trekking. Not anymore. 2. Mae Hong Son used to have a bunch of daily flights; Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways, etc. Not any more. Why? I think those people go to Sapa, Cambodge or Laos now. 3. The east side out to Mae On is already turning into an overdeveloped mess of ticky-tacky tract homes. 4. The smoke and air (lack of) quality continues to worsen. Now Chiang Mai is a nightmare from February to mid May. Word gets around. I expect to see CM go the way of Mae Hong Song eventually. 5. I'd guess another couple of hundred POS smoke belching stinking useless song-thews will ply the route to the new airport creating another tunnel of their carcinogenic farts along the corridor. 6. The 1317 is already overcapacity at morning and afternoon rush hours. I doubt it can handle the new subdivisions already going in. End of rant. Resume normal life...
  8. What a coincidence... Just in time for the midterm elections. The "chicken in every pot" line is so damn trite. The fact that it keeps working is a testament to the ignorance and stupidity of the voters.
  9. I smelled that before I saw it. Very sad to see such a beautiful natural place destroyed. I also noted that the tidal currents pull that crap all along the beach towards town so everyone along the beach is bathing in it. Judging by the amount of development upstream I would guess next season will be their last. If some enterprising uni students run e-coli tests there the economic fallout will be extreme. Ao Nang businesses have a choice. Either get together to form a sanitation district and fix it themselves - since the government is incapable - or slowly go bankrupt.
  10. The NRA wanted John Bolton until he nailed the National Security Advisor post. Their second choice was Kanya West. Oliver North? Bloody hell! You can't make this sh*t up. Still waiting for the house and senate to introduce a bill reinstating slavery. Nothing out of America surprises me anymore.
  11. Its a global problem. You might as well be describing the average American.
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    Rocket festivals in Issan 2018

    Big thanks for posting this. It is really difficult finding any of this info. Good work!
  13. Wouldn't it be cool if Derepaska had a copy of the pee pee tapes and Anastasia stole a copy. And it turned out that Cohen's trip to Prague was to try to buy the tapes and in the process of discovering this in the trove of evidence ceased from Cohen that they found pee pee tapes volume two starring Hannity. I'm loving this soap opera.
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    Still crowded?

    Left Ao Nang Friday of Songkran. Over half the tourists had gone by the prior Monday and it was quite nice. Pic is from Thursday April 12th at The Last Fisherman Cafe on Ao Nang Beach at about noon.
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    Belarusian prostitute has her day in Thai court

    Interesting and compelling facts in this adventure. 1. Does she have damaging information? Well, why did Russia send Nikolai Patrushev to Thailand. Every indication is that it was he who "tipped" the Thai police that resulted in the arrests. This guy is scary! If Russia saw fit to send him, they must suspect she has something damaging. From Wikipedia; Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev (Russian: Никола́й Плато́нович Па́трушев) (born 11 July 1951) is a Russian politician and security and intelligence officer. He served as Director of the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB), which is the main successor organization to the Soviet KGB (excluding foreign intelligence), from 1999 to 2008, and he has been Secretary of the Security Council of Russia since 2008.[1][2]. 2. The FBI tried to interview Vashukevich but was blocked by Thai authorities and, according to news reports, was told only only attorneys are allowed in Thai jails. Curious. But apparently they've taken it seriously enough to send field agents. Now the good part... The back stories. 1. Russia can't "eliminate" Vashukevich before they know if and where any tapes or videos are hidden. 2. Trump and all his controlled minions - that would be ambassadors and cabinet members - undoubtedly do NOT want Vashukevich going public. My guess is they are as concerned if not more so than the Russians. The FBI and maybe parts of the CIA DO want any info they can get. So you've probably got a some serious inter agency chess going on in the USA. Manifort is probably sending secret pleas to Derpaska to off the girl now! 3. So what would you do if you were the Thai authorities (take your pick of departments)? A. Pit the Americans versus the Russians in a brown envelope bidding war? B. Use her for leverage for more favorable trade status? C. keep her and "own" both Russia and the USA for a good long while. You could think of Vashukevich as a kind of living breathing pee pee tapes. I find this entire adventure to be more entertaining than the best spy novels. We live in interesting times.