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  1. Walmart sorry for this 'terrible' sign left above rack of guns for sale in store

    The ham turned to be a hoax, but I wouldn't be surprised. Walmart put this on their online catalog recently.
  2. Dozen U.S. sailors to be punished for June collision - U.S. Navy

    The commander of a Navy ship is called "Captain" in accordance with maritime custom regardless of rank. No matter who is on watch the ultimate responsibility lies with the Captain. Unfortunately due to 8 years of deliberate subversion by the previous dem administraton much of the US military has become hollowed out, a social program and or dumping ground for people who have few opportunities for advancement other than the military. Not to mention the other questionable social experiments. The US military could be more effective even if much smaller and staffed with true professionals instead of dummies covered with tattoos who should probably be working at K-Mart. Then marrying some other low information person, popping out 5 kids then dragging them around the world as dependents to various deployments at huge cost to the US taxpayer.
  3. Thai man wins 5 million dollars from California lottery game

    Yes. Foreigners are also welcome at Casinos. If you don't have a green card or US passport I don't think income tax is due either. I have the experience of nice jackpots on Nevada slot machines. If you win more than $1200 the machine locks up and an attendant comes out to verify your status. If one is a US person 30 percent taken right there! You get a gambling winnings tax receipt form from the Casino staff and you can reclaim any excess when you file your tax return in April.Thanks Uncle Sam! In this case the man lives in the US so all applcable taxes are due. It is considered income. Good for him, "You can't win if you don't play". Unfortunately many Lotto winners end up broke due to poor judgement, scams, and greedy relations.
  4. CAT stuck a device on the wall.

    If anybody installed an electronic device on my property without legal justification I would peel it off with a crowbar and rubbish it.
  5. U.S. Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end case

    No. Watch the Film "Polanski: Wanted and desired" Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. U.S. Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end case

    Polanski raped an underage girl. So did most every other Rock Performer and celebrity I'd reckon in the LA scene in the 1970s. Probably time to let one go. Many "groupies" were underage. I can verify as a teenager in the 1980s you could go to bars and clubs in SanFrancisco there was no id checking going on. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. IQOS legal ?

    I don't smoke or vape anything. I used to burn Premium Nicaraguan cigars on occasion, some of my friends are in the Cigar/Cognac brigades. The prohibition on "vaping" in Thailand appears to be another one of the Kingdoms' absurd contradictions. Where they come up with 10 years jail for what could amount to the crime of inhaling flavoured steam (0% Nicotine vape Juice) I would like to know. For example take Singapore, where there seems to be more transparency to their justice system. Everything other than cigs, cigars, and pipe tobacco appears to be banned. The fine listed is up to SGD 10,000 or 6 months in jail for first offence. (Import or sale, not possesion or use). http://www.hsa.gov.sg/content/hsa/en/Health_Products_Regulation/Tobacco_Control/Overview/Tobacco_Legislation/Prohibition_on_Certain_Products.html
  8. Very Convenient: Thailand now has over 10,000 7-Eleven stores

    Room for more expansions. Twice the popular of Thailand easily, Japan has 18,000 7-11 stores plus Lawson, Family Mart, Seicomart, etc.. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I fly several times a month half the time it seems I'm sat close to babes in arms. For one that cries all night 5 are perfect little lambs. (I do think Business class should be child free however). The Hosties dote over you and your family get the bulkhead seat for the baby bassinet in economy. Sorry your wife has an irrational fear of flying it is 1000 times safer than getting in any car on Samui or Koh Phangan. Best of luck running around like a beheaded chook kowtowing to Samui Immigration for extentions and 90 day reports for a Thai national who could otherwise live freely in her own country without unnecessary paperworks.
  10. Sixth Australian politician declares dual nationality

    Surprised Aus still has on the books such anachronistic and illogically xenophobic regulations. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. IQOS legal ?

    Why should IQOS be illegal. It is not vapping. IQOS is a device that heats special branded proprietary cigarettes so the user gets the nicotine without smoke or ash. Marlboro is sold already so the govt gets their taxes. Pleas post the "Thai law" that prescribes a 10 year jail term for eCigarettes anyway.
  12. Things you don't do in Thailand because you know better

    When accosted by a Ladyboy on the street, do not stop. Keep walking, put your hand on your wallet/mobile. Smile pleasantly whilst giving a small head nod and go about your business. Say nothing, many are criminals, potentially violent, and have the strength of any other man. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. One trip is too much hassle compared to domestic extensions and 90 day reports? Sounds like somebody want the rules adjusted for their own convenience. Are there other issues that prevent a short weekend travel? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Many people still don't get it. It is not just that it is hot water, it is A FRAGILE THERMAL AREA. When tourists trample it up with footprints it takes a long time to return to a natural state. There shouldn't have to be any signs other than at the park entrance. There was a small sign the tourists ignored but signs detract from the natural beauty probably why it was small. The American guy who shot the video did yell at them rudely. Sounds like he is a guide, don't know what authority it gives him but if it was a bunch of big burly American men he would not have bossed them around. He calls them "Asian tourists". Typical can't tell Thai, from Chinese, Korean due to ignorance. Also since they were mostly women blame his rudeness on a combination of white privelege and chauvinism.