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  1. There won't be any more of her greatness. Aretha was about the last link to her forebears, Mahalia Jackson, Sister Rosetta Tharpe. Almost all modern music of the Soul/ R&B/Rock and Roll variety linked to the power of Gospel music and then the Blues . The link is now broken. It's a sad day for anyone who loves music that makes you feel something. Thanks for everything Aretha. Not only for yourmusic and your voice but for how you helped move "your communty" forward.
  2. lannarebirth

    What's your cost of living here in Thailand?

    Coming back soon, but last when I was in Thailand (6 years now) our monthly expenditures were about 150,000 Baht/Mo not including school fees of about 50,000 Baht/Mo. If no wife or children, I could see myself leaving easily in Thailand on 50,000/Baht/Mo, not including travel of maybe 25,000 Baht/Mo.
  3. I KNOW this isn't your first day on a social media platform.
  4. That's why I didn't say that.
  5. My personal opinion is that it just some guy with a super smug persona and a tiny dick looking to get laid, while cheating on his wife. They'll say anything. Kind of a dick IMO. Doubleing down on the arrogance hoping to bluff his way through a Congressional investigation .I'd discount anything he had to say based only on how he treated his wife. People who will cheat and lie will also steal in my experience. Better check the office supplies.
  6. I'd have to agree with most of that but what you failed to account for is the so called "fourth estate" which has, in the past, been most instrumental in informing the populace of the failures of government. You'd be hard presed today to find a media outlet that didn't have a self serving POV with respect to the government that serves their interests best..
  7. Due process seldom applies, and if it does only after the fact, in employment situations.
  8. Here's your problem. You can't seem to separate the fact that while Trump may be a POS. others, even those in oppsition to Trump, may also be P's O S. Strzok is one such example.
  9. There are some posters here that used the "confused" emoticon constantly. I feel sorry for them.
  10. Well, one never knows what happens when people are "disappeared". What we do know is, that they don't come back. I'll see your capital punishment of the odd scofflaw and raise you a pervasive police state of well over 1 Billion persons. https://www.economist.com/briefing/2018/05/31/china-has-turned-xinjiang-into-a-police-state-like-no-other https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2157883/drones-facial-recognition-and-social-credit-system-10-ways-china https://www.fastcompany.com/90177771/chinas-orwellian-social-credit-system-is-expanding-overseas https://www.businessinsider.com/fbi-china-espionage-chris-wray-2018-3 https://www.boredpanda.com/pollution-china/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=organic
  11. Whomever makes the most money should make the greatest contribution. Whomever is best at handling money (paying bills, saving, investing) should handle the money. If trust and financial competency are m/l equal then accounts should be open for whichever partmer to utilize as necessary for each other's behalf.
  12. It is to laugh! All these countries who would single out Saudi Arabia for its human rights abuses are all genuflecting and doing big business with China and accepting their immigrants as long as they can pay the price of admission. Saudi Arabia might be a distant 10th to China in human rights abuses.
  13. The offender is depraved. Thailand may be flawed, as is most everywhere else in one way or another, but it will provide no sanctuary for anyone so indifferent to an innocent life.
  14. Canada and Australia both were countries full to the brim of Red Greens, Bogans, and Trailer Park Boys clones. If not for massive influxes of immigration by both states they would be as backward now as they were 25 years ago. Both countries have been under the protection of states stronger than their own since forever, which has allowed them to build a false social infrastructure that doesn't account for their own defense, let alone anyone else's. Nice folks though, till they're all working for the Chinese. Somehow that will be America's fault.
  15. Thanks for the prompt response. Would that be in Burma or Thailand?