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  1. Cheops

    Paying electric bill online?

    Sorry about that.
  2. Cheops

    Paying electric bill online?

    As I already wrote use the CounterServicePay app. Can pay electric and water bill both metro and rural and the app is in Thai and English..Pay with your cc.
  3. NO it could NOT happen to anyone. Only to braindead people! Especially if I would pick up another kid I would even monitor them more. If this would happen to one of my kids I will make sure that that person would not be allowed within 100m of any child for the rest of his/her miserable life!
  4. Cheops

    Paying electric bill online?

    Besides paying from my bank app (MEA), I also use the CounterServicePay app (it's in the Google Playstore, don't know if it's available for iPhone), which does have both the mea and pea and also for the water both in and outside Bangkok area. You can pay with a credit card through that app and even get a 10 baht coupon for 7-11. Hope this helps.
  5. I was not talking about condemning the hazing, since I think we can agree that hazing is bad and should be stopped. I think this sentence was not needed: They do their best to keep Thailand as a Third World Country . . . . . .
  6. It happened a lot in the Netherlands as well (own experience as well). I think it still does. https://www.iamexpat.nl/education/education-news/dutch-fraternities-criticised-after-start-new-school-year
  7. http://time.com/5071813/fraternity-hazing-deaths-2017/
  8. Of course hazing is a bad thing, but if you are not living under a rock, you should know that this happens also a lot in western countries. This is not something done only in Thailand, so please stop the Thai bashing.
  9. Cheops

    Milk sell by dates.

    Thanks, never thought of that, but indeed the food of the cows has a lot of influence. Furthermore I don't know if they put extra chemicals to make the milk last longer. I think the milk in Holland goes sour more quickly and expire dates are more short than in Thailand (I'm talking fresh milk only, I don't like and don't drink the carton milk).
  10. Cheops

    Milk sell by dates.

    IGF-1 is a hormone which is ALREADY present in humans and indeed maybe linked to cancers. The important thing is that the IGF-1 in milk most likely (studies show this) is NOT ABSORBED by the human body. There is NO conclusive evidence that milk is bad for you! The FDA[9] World Health Organization,[4] and National Institutes of Health[10] have independently stated that dairy products and meat from rBST-treated cows are safe for human consumption. The American Cancer Society issued a report declaring, "The evidence for potential harm to humans [from rBGH milk] is inconclusive. Human health The effects of rBGH on human health is an ongoing debate, in part due to the lack of conclusive evidence. A few of the most debated issues include: IGF-1 is a hormone found in humans that is responsible for growth promotion, protein synthesis, and insulin actions over the lifecycle. The hormone has been shown to influence the growth of tumors in some studies and may be linked to the development of prostate,[38]colorectal, breast,[39][40] and other cancers.[41][42][43] IGF-1 is also found in milk. Previous research has proposed an increase of IGF-1 in rBST-treated cows, but this claim is currently not substantiated. In addition, no current evidence shows that orally consumed IGF-1 is absorbed in humans and the dietary amount is negligible when compared to what the body produces on its own. “IGF-1 in milk is not denatured (inactivated) by pasteurization. The extent to which intact, active IGF-1 is absorbed through the human digestive tract remains uncertain. The American Cancer Society has reviewed the evidence concerning IGF-1 in milk from rBST-treated cows, and found that: "While there may be a link between IGF-1 blood levels and cancer, the exact nature of this link remains unclear. Some studies have shown that adults who drink milk have about 10% higher levels of IGF-1 in their blood than those who drink little or no milk. But this same finding has also been reported in people who drink soymilk. This suggests that the increase in IGF-1 may not be specific to cow's milk, and may be caused by protein, minerals, or some other factors in milk unrelated to rBGH. There have been no direct comparisons of IGF-1 levels in people who drink ordinary cow's milk vs. milk stimulated by rBGH. At this time, it is not clear that drinking milk, produced with or without rBGH treatment, increases blood IGF-1 levels into a range that might be of concern regarding cancer risk or other health effects.... IGF-1 concentrations are slightly higher (to variable degrees, depending on the study) in milk from cows treated with rBGH than in untreated milk. This variability is presumed to be much less than the normal range of variation of IGF-1 in cow's milk due to natural factors, but more research is needed."[37] Research is supportive of milk supplying vital nutrients used in childhood development.[44] As of 2014, evidence does not link rBST-treated milk with adverse health outcomes for children.[45] Several studies have looked at the relationship between type 1 diabetes and infant feeding. Environmental triggers that may elicit an autoimmune reaction is the mechanism in which is being studied. Some studies have shown early exposure to bovine milk may predispose an infant to type 1 diabetes, whereas other studies show no causality.[46] The American Society of Animal Science published an article in 2014 after reviewing health issues arising from the rBST debate. The article indicated “there are no new human health issues related to the use of rbST by the dairy industry. Use of rbST has no effect on the micro- and macrocomposition of milk. Also, no evidence exists that rbST use has increased human exposure to antibiotic residues in milk. Concerns that IGF-I present in milk could have biological effects on humans have been allayed by studies showing that oral consumption of IGF-I by humans has little or no biological activity. Additionally, concentrations of IGF-I in digestive tract fluids of humans far exceed any IGF-I consumed when drinking milk. Furthermore, chronic supplementation of cows with rbST does not increase concentrations of milk IGF-I outside the range typically observed for effects of farm, parity, or stage of lactation. Use of rbST has not affected expression of retroviruses in cattle or posed an increased risk to human health from retroviruses in cattle. Furthermore, risk for development of type 1 or type 2 diabetes has not increased in children or adults consuming milk and dairy products from rbST-supplemented cows. Overall, milk and dairy products provide essential nutrients and related benefits in health maintenance and the prevention of chronic diseases.” [47]
  11. Cheops

    Milk sell by dates.

    The milk I drink for sure is not sour. I have a problem with fresh milk in Thailand, even if just bought new and way before the expire date. I didn't try all the brand names, but a few of the big names. Not sure if people know that Foremost is a Dutch company, but the milk from them in Thailand can't compare to the milk they produce in the Netherlands (mother company is Friesland foods).
  12. Cheops

    Milk sell by dates.

    All I can say is that in the Netherlands I grew up with drinking a lot of milk, so as many other Dutch people and the life expectancy for Dutch people is quite high. Do you eat fruit and veggies in Thailand? I bet that there are a lot more damaging chemicals in this than in milk. This is from a UK website about cancer research: Food controversies ilk and dairy products Milk and dairy are good sources of calcium and protein which are needed as part of a healthy, balanced diet. Calcium is important for teeth and bone health. Studies looking into the link between cancer and dairy products have not given clear results. There is evidence that dairy products could reduce the risk of bowel cancer, but we cannot say for sure that this is the case. There is no strong evidence linking dairy products to any other types of cancer. We need further research to find out more about the links between dairy products and cancer risk. Hormones in milk In some countries, a hormone called bovine somatotrophin (BST) is used to speed up or increase the production of milk or meat. In the UK and the rest of Europe, farmers are banned from using this hormone, and the import of meat from countries, including the US, where this hormone is used is also banned. This ban is on animal welfare grounds and not because there is any proven effect on human health. Independent health bodies including the European Union Scientific Committee have reviewed the evidence on BST and found it does not pose any harm to human health. The Food Standards Agency regulates the content of dairy products, including milk. This set of standards makes sure these products are safe to use.
  13. Cheops

    Milk sell by dates.

    Hi Estrada, thanks for the good info. I have a question. I used to drink a lot of pasteurized milk in the Netherlands, but when I drink pasteurized milk in Thailand my stomach gets upset. Whenever I'm back in the Netherlands and drink milk I have no problems. Is there something in the Thai milk that is not in the Dutch milk? The milk here also tastes not as good as in the Netherlands (in my opinion). Furthermore, milk in the Netherlands is cheaper than in Thailand, but that's another discussion.
  14. Cheops

    Old Brit Accused Of Driving Drunk, Killing Rayong Girl

    Ok, you win. Are you happy now? Have a good evening!
  15. Cheops

    Old Brit Accused Of Driving Drunk, Killing Rayong Girl

    I bet you were waiting the whole year on your barstool to write this post
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