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Dustdevil

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  1. The Chinese are worried about WATER safety in Thailand ??? Believe me, you don't want to drink tap water in China, or even have your food boiled in that dreck. China is a filthy place, in air, water and food.
  2. For heaven's sake, I thought this was Thailand. Jail for 5 years for a nude pic sounds more like Malaysia.
  3. Actually in my early to mid-60s I had two sexy and respectable Thai gfs. The first one was a mid-level officer in the Education Ministry, in her late 40s but looked 10 years younger, as most pretty Asian women do. The second one was a 36-year-old plastic surgery nurse. If you look half decent and don't get bald and fat, and have a bit of education and manners, this is obviously possible in Thailand. They're not all bar girls or poverty-stricken village girls, and not all older farangs look and smell like Freddy Kruger.
  4. If the guy has frontal lobe tumours that cause injudicious behavior and seizures, and his family lives hand to mouth, what on earth is he doing on vacation in Thailand?
  5. The ThaiCupid site along with all their associate sites such as ChinaLoveCupid or whatever it's called are legit. (They have one for the Philippines and other countries) . Of course not all the women are legit, but the fakes are very obvious after a couple of messages.
  6. It's not like roads in China are safe.
  7. Getting to be like Malaysia. A couple of years ago the Malaysian Education Minister asked for help in finding two high school or middle school suspects, boy and girl, who had been photographed...hugging in public, celebrating graduation.
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    Qatar vs Emirates Economy

    I never watch in-flight entertainment, especially not on hijab airlines. I hate censorship. BYODevices.
  9. I had the best local dinners in Chiang Mai for 50 baht last year. And around the corner from my flat I got a full American breakfast for 35. Why on earth would I want to cook in CM? I don't even cook in the States, not that I'm wealthy either.
  10. Why not live under 45K? I can live off 28,000 baht in Chiang Mai. No car, ok flat for 8-9,000.
  11. Fewer expats, not "less" expats. Almost as bad as how everybody confuses loser with looser.
  12. I guess you're not American, as Medicare and Plan F cover everything at age 65+. My total premium is under $200 and there are no copays or deductibles and I can go to the very best docs and hospitals. Much as I like Chiang Mai, I might be better off staying in the very safe and easy life of Boise (not as boondock as it sounds--one hour's flight to Seattle, and lively progressive community thanks to a large university.)
  13. Same in the States--any climate you want and all the other things you said. I'm probably done with Thailand too. Also no need to keep learning a new language every time you move.
  14. Yes well we don't need no stinkin' counterfeit Nike shoes because THEY'LL HURT YOUR FEET after a short while, especially if you want to run in them! At least the Thai authorities cooperate. In China they copy and fake everything and then say Screw you.
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    Japanese heat wave pushes temperature to record

    I lived in Nagoya in the early '90s, where everybody had so-called inverters, combination a/c and heater. Summers were hot there. Perhaps in northern Japan they're used to cooler summers and many people don't have a/c in their homes.
  16. It could be interesting. Did Musk tweet the comment while physically present in Thailand? From a Thai server or US server? Does that matter? I don't know; I only know about US defamation law, which is civil, of course, not criminal.
  17. None of the posters has a remote clue as to how defamation law in the U.S. works. See my comment again: It's more difficult to win a slander case in the United States than in Britain, where defendants (last I knew--see the film and book "Denial") in defamation suits are guilty until proven innocent. In the U.S., the First Amendment protects the public from defamation suits by public figures. They have to prove actual malice, reckless disregard for the truth, and that the plaintiff's reputation has actually been damaged. hard to prove. This is why Trump has made a career of threatening libel and slander suits but has rarely if ever gone through with one, and certainly hasn't won any. In our case here, the potential defendant Musk is the public figure, but it seems to me a an uphill battle to prove actual malice, reckless disregard for the truth and actual reputational damage. The man had better file suit in Britain.
  18. It's more difficult to win a slander case in the United States than in Britain, where defendants (last I knew--see the film and book "Denial") in defamation suits are guilty until proven innocent. In the U.S., the First Amendment protects the public from defamation suits by public figures. They have to prove actual malice, reckless disregard for the truth, and that the plaintiff's reputation has actually been damaged. hard to prove. This is why Trump has made a career of threatening libel and slander suits but has rarely if ever gone through with one, and certainly hasn't won any. In our case here, the potential defendant Musk is the public figure, but it seems to me a an uphill battle to prove actual malice, reckless disregard for the truth and actual reputational damage. The man had better file suit in Britain.
  19. You don't know anything about Americans. There are at least 2 million, excluding military, who live around the world outside the U.S. You seem to think you're an expert on the American people, but what I'm reading from you is tired stereotypes from Europe and the Commonwealth countries. Can you find Idaho on a map?
  20. The first Mars Rover that took amazing photos of Mars was in 1976. That in a sense was already NASA's humanity to Mars.
  21. Oh, so you're an expert on the American people. How long did you live in the U.S.?
  22. In the memoir "The People's Republic of Desire," Chinese-American author Annie Wang went to visit friends in Shanghai, and they liked to discuss, among other things, Tom Cruise vs. Brad Pitt. The Pitt admirers called Tom Cruise "a big-butted dwarf."
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    Iran Guards say kill three militants near Iraq border

    The Iranian regime is all about what it is NOT and all about who are the enemies, and spending money much needed domestically on their proxy wars in the Levant area and in Yemen. That's why, according to a NY Times piece, crowds of protesters in Iran are shouting "Death to Palestine!" What they mean is death to the stupid Ayatollahs and their Shia version of a Taliban state.
  24. Forensic psychiatrists, the FBI and Scotland Yard, to name but a few. They all have essentially the same definition. A serial killer is typically a person who murders three or more people usually in service of abnormal psychological gratification, with the murders taking place over more than a month and including a significant period of time between them. The FBI defines serial killing as "a series of two or more murders, committed as separate events, usually, but not always, by one offender acting alone." This has long been established. I have already referred you to a basic reading list; you can also google "serial killer" and read the wikipedia definitions along with quite a long list of solid references. There is no voodoo or guesswork as to what a serial killer is.
  25. There's no mission creep; there's no overlap between serial killers and other types of murderers, not even mass murderers like the one in Vegas.They are unique.
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