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  1. This is why I am inclined to give mainly to the Salvation Army, and Rotary. Where 90% of the donations go to the people to whom it is meant to go. This was a reputable survey, done by creditable Accountants I believe. Many of the other "Charities", who e.g. post harrowing videos of starving and fly-blown kids on TV, took 90% for themselves - and 10% for the kids. A wicked world I fear.
  2. Same problem. Docs in Phuket said do not worry. Laxatives a no-no. Had a colonoscopy - few diverticulae - but no real worries. I eat lots of fibre (oats and stuff) and so on. Feel fine. Exercise pretty well daily. Tried a thing called "Peg" here in Canada that did work. But I am 79 now, and I think (hope??) it is a function of age. This getting old.... no fun. I'd not worry too much. Drink lots of water as other Posters have said. Hang in there Mate - all will be OK!! Mark my words.
  3. ColinNeil's post - good on yer. Spot on Mate!
  4. SuperAl is my new Hero. Tank de Lawd for humour guys!
  5. It is nice to be a "kept man" - is it not? Stay where your wife is happy, it is not all about Me Me Me.
  6. Try: works OK for me.
  7. One can get an IDL in Phuket - for periods of up to 10 years. Quite painless. Look on line for details and location.
  8. Suradit 69 has it taped. Listen to his wise words People.
  9. I met the boss of the CBI (Confederate of British Industry) once - he said the people they liked best were ex-Military. The discipline, the training in skills (be it a trade, or leadership). Just being punctual he said!! He said he'd take e.g. a Sandhurst-trained guy over a University grad any day. The RAF Apprentice scheme was second to none. The British Army and the Royal Navy are tops too. Our foul politicians (Jezza!!) are doing their level best to screw the Services. The Tories are only marginally better! I was in the military (RAF pilot) for 17 years, I owe it a debt I can never repay. I look back on it and think how damn lucky I was.
  10. Rent is good - if you are getting it....... Not so good if you are paying it.
  11. Kabula speaks Good Sense. Take very careful note of what he says People!
  12. Some very "insightful and thoughtful" posts here Guys! There are a lot of pretty savvy (and amusing) folks out there. I learnt a lot to be frank - and had a laff or two as well.
  13. Have you not heard the old saying: "Neither a borrower or a lender be"??
  14. You will find it OK-ish - not much to do, as other Posters have said. Beach is fine, but to get into the "town" you'll need a tuk tuk. It is cheaper than Phuket of course, but has not got the vibes. It's a place to veg-out IMHO.