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  1. BB1958

    Fake Olive Oil

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrv78nG9R04 2.5 minute documentary, about oils in general and the process of adulteration. NOT specific to olive oil, but important non the less.
  2. https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170510115522.htm https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4425174/ Additional benefits too Oh and works for me..
  3. Your absolutely right, now go and get a glass of warder, and don't forget you have a docders appoindment on Sadurday.
  4. I agree to a large extent, however we do have those sounds in English - siNG, briNG, thiNG, etc... just we never put "ng" sound at the front of a word.
  5. BB1958

    Australian Aged Pension

    Hi Peter, hadn't figured all that stuff - cannot understand the "LIBERAL Abbot Gov" extending the qualifying period. Should have left it at 25yrs OR it would (at least on the surface) seem prudent to mandate portability of ALL "qualifying" old age pensions
  6. BB1958

    Australian Aged Pension

    Fully agree with Bazza.. The qualifying 35yrs for full portability was upped from 25yrs by the Abbot Gov. The dumb ***tards never did their sums. Our country would SAVE Millions possibly BILLIONS if it ALLOWED portability to those who qualify for a pension. An elderly person often costs their home country LARGE sums of money as they age - let "Nick the Greek" F off to Greece and enjoy his remaining years with his friends, back in Greece. Most likely he will be looked after in his Greek homeland as far medical etc.. Saving OZ heaps. Multiply this scenario to ALL who want to live overseas and enjoy their twilight years - the big WINNER is OZ. It is nonsense that "spending the pension in OZ" is helping the economy... Keeping them "breathing" costs FAR more I agree with Bazza, "dont vote f'ing Liberal" Of course they DO NOT want you taking your savings with you - hence it may not be about the pension in isolation, LARGE numbers buggering off with $200,000 or $300,000 in savings could affect things - some bright spark could fix this if they wanted - with some "income" incentives, leaving money in OZ... There is no "will" to assist the Elderly or much of this could be resolved and we could live our lives, enjoying the pension we EARNED and the cash WE saved.
  7. BB1958

    Australian Aged Pension

    Fully agree with Bazza.. The qualifying 35yrs for full portability was upped from 25yrs by the Abbot Gov. The dumb ***tards never did their sums. Our country would SAVE Millions possibly BILLIONS if it ALLOWED portability to those who qualify for a pension. An elderly person often costs their home country LARGE sums of money as they age - let "Nick the Greek" F off to Greece and enjoy his remaining years with his friends, back in Greece. Most likely he will be looked after in his Greek homeland as far medical etc.. Saving OZ heaps. Multiply this scenario to ALL who want to live overseas and enjoy their twilight years - the big WINNER is OZ. It is nonsense that "spending the pension in OZ" is helping the economy... Keeping them "breathing" costs FAR more I agree with Bazza, "dont vote f'ing Liberal"
  8. BB1958

    Sincere advice & opinion sought

    Yes Bazza, Already put a bit of cash up buying our house (And MiL's house), but, if I lose it all - it will only make a BIG dent and not completely destroy our financial future. Sad we cannot liquidate our home without affecting the pension - but, not much we can do about that. The "times are a changing" thing is a worry, too. We do "couchsurfing" - over 100 young folk over the years - (For us) great to interact with these young folk AND I get to speak English. Of 100+ people only two would not be welcome back - although we parted friendly. BUT, now we MUST take them to immigration and register them (Got fined 800 Baht per person for two people last year) we are "frightened" is too big a word, probably "unsettled" by the authorities enforcing this law more "passionately" than they did in the past. Plus, "some think" we get money for this, of course anyone who understands couchsurfing, knows it is free. We have NEVER asked for one cent. We stick to the "spirit" of couchsurfing 100%. Our first experience over 9 years ago STILL writes a few times a year - beautiful. Thanks for your thoughts mate BB
  9. BB1958

    Sincere advice & opinion sought

    Hi Dave, We decided just that last night - we are no longer going to make Thailand our primary home, may have done several years ago, but as you point out too "things have noticeably tightened up" . Thanks for not jumping onto the "insult" bandwagon and all the very best to you and yours...
  10. BB1958

    Sincere advice & opinion sought

    Not sure why you take pleasure insulting people, but, I hope you feel better now, old fella.
  11. BB1958

    Sincere advice & opinion sought

    Yes wonderful joke, perhaps I will laugh tomorrow...
  12. BB1958

    Sincere advice & opinion sought

    This thread seems to be reaching a natural conclusion, firstly thank you to the moderators, who filtered the "drivel". Thanks to all the rest of you, for your valuable input. A few words just to assuage some remarks. It seemed to some - I already had answers, however, visiting (even frequently) and "living" here, seemed to me, to be two very different things. Not sure if others see it this way? Jogging - seemed odd to some. Yet, most could do it - IF they wanted to and had the persistence to do it. I was not a jogger, my beautiful wife is - she taught me, now it is something we do without even thinking, it is a relatively slow pace and we "talk" the whole time. If you want to condition yourself - THIS http://www.c25k.com/ is one of MANY similar pages that will get you there in a VERY short time. Probably most will need to get a "check up" first, before commencing. Always wise, I would say. Insurance remains a minefield in our collective minds. Almost to the point of being a stopper - We could self insure I guess, as our "liquidity" is several million Baht - BUT, it would be an incredible waste of a lifetimes "savings" should something very expensive occur. Conclusion - We are leanings towards continuing our stay in Australia and visiting Thailand in the cooler months, before the burning season. Love Thailand and it's people, however, the current tightening of rules and various other small (in isolation) things that irritate. These (collectively) have diminished the once carefree existence, that made Thailand so very desirable as a place to be. It is still wonderful in so many respects - but it is also clear, many are on the same page as we are - in this regard. Warmest Regards - BB
  13. BB1958

    Sincere advice & opinion sought

    Decent of you to apologise - good luck to you
  14. BB1958

    Sincere advice & opinion sought

    Mate, we may come from different countries but your post really resonates with me, EVERY single one of your points. Thanks
  15. BB1958

    Sincere advice & opinion sought

    Mate I know where you are coming from - Missus and I had a long talk, she too points this out - Late Nov to Early Feb is probably what we will do as far as visiting Thailand - funny not a whole lot of advice, a bit of good stuff, but, some were unable to understand the nuance. Last night we ***almost*** said to hell with it all, lets just get a vehicle/rig, that suits our means and explore this "wide brown land" - join the "grey wave".
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