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About ELVIS123456

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  1. Dems and RINOs think they will gain something out of refusing to cooperate . What they dont realise is that Trump will win - again. The American People have had enough of the Dems 'open door' policy - they know it is open because the majority vote for Dems. Dems will lose more votes than they keep, by refusing to cooperate on DACA, and both illegal and legal migration.
  2. Retirees in Thailand

    Until you said Jeremy Corbyn I thought you were also an Aussie. I am back here in Aust with the Thai wife waiting for the pension to be approved so I can go back to LOS, and everything you have said is exactly the way it is here. I was in Thailand for almost 4 years and now I am back I cant believe that the Nanny State has actually gotten worse and is getting worse every day. I got a ticket for 61kph in a 60km zone !! I hate living here - good to see the family members and some old friends now and then, but Xmas and New Year was a pain.
  3. Retirees in Thailand

    In answer to the Post : Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes and Yes. And I agree with most of the other Posters - it is a fantastic place to retire (cant wait to get back). If I may say to the Poster - next time you go to Thailand, get a Visa stay for a lot longer stay and see how everything goes. Dont make the mistake of some and sell up and chuck it all in and come to Thailand based on that 'holiday feel'. There are so many great reasons why to retire in Thailand - but there are hurdles and potholes when you are actually living here - get over them and learn how to avoid/ignore them, and then you will find out if this is the place for you. Some take 3 months, some take 6 months, some take a year, and some never do 'adjust'. And as many others have said, and IMO too, the key to living genuinely and happily in Thailand is to find the right Thai person to share your life with. You can just chase bar girls for a long time if you want, but after a while (for me a very short while) they and the whole scene will start to bore you. And dont think that as a retiree (60+) that a 20/30 something Thai girl is seriously in love with you (unlikely). There are some lucky retirees - but IMO finding a good Thai lady closer to your own age (40up) is more likely to result in a long and lasting relationship. And be smart when looking for the 'right' one - there are many ex-bar girls and ex-Expat girls looking for their next 2-3 year 'provider' - but there are a lot more good ones (lots more) who are ready and willing to commit for the long run - just be smart and ask lots of questions and observe closely.
  4. Australian Aged Pension

    My understanding is that you can be overseas at the time of approval, but you must be resident in Australia and the approval officially happens when you re-enter the country. By resident, I mean you live in Australia - it is OK to be overseas on holiday etc.
  5. I have only had to do it once, and yes only a keyboard tosser who insults others from behind a keyboard would not look for CCTV cameras first - easy to do while waiting for 30 mins (and finding that brick). Speaking of keyboard tossers - is that your Mum calling ?
  6. There are a lot of them lying around here. Very useful when some ahole has parked you in with their handbrake on - only had to do it once (after waiting about 30 mins).
  7. Australian Aged Pension

    Regarding the Young Liberals brain phaarth - that proposal has as much chance as a snowflake in Hell. Attempting to pass any change that means a person's home is included in OAP or Newstart or any Allowance would be political suicide. Regarding the residency and citizenship time frames, the current situation is still that 2 years after receiving approval for a Visa to Migrate to Australia you can apply for Permanent Residency, and then 2 years after Permanent Residency is approved you can apply for Citizenship. For both approvals you must be resident in Australia at the time of each application. And just for clarity - 4MyEgo means you must have a min 10 years residency in Aust (after age 16) to get the part-Pension paid when you go overseas, and a min of 35 years (after age 16) to get the full-Pension paid when you go overseas. Citizenship and Permanent Residency guarantees you get the Pension, but only if you are resident in Australia at the time you apply.
  8. Think pigeons, then add a cat
  9. Up to you - but be warned - I am the type that if you have put your handbrake on and blocked me in I will smash your window to move your car. The wife prefers we wait, but if we are in a hurry the nearest brick/rock does the job. Unless there is a guard with a trolley to jack your car up and move it out of the way - but even then I will usually leave a 'reminder' not to do it again. It is the way Thais do things here - get over it and get with the program.
  10. YeeHaa - another 7 years to go.
  11. U.S. ambassador to Panama resigns, says cannot serve Trump

    Feeley's career included serving as the No. 2 official in the State Department bureau that deals with Latin America, as deputy chief of mission at the U.S. embassy in Mexico City, and as director for Central American affairs in Washington. Sounds like he will be no loss at all - cant say his previous roles have any great success for the People of America - only for the people of those countries (sh*****s) he was working in/for. Did Trump appoint him or was it Obama - either way - his personal views clearly dont align with the 'New America' (MAGA).
  12. Chiang Mai ......................................................... City Planning. They just do not go together at all. Money+Building - that goes very well together in Chiang Mai.
  13. And for youngsters and liberals who dont know or want to know here is the facts about the failed Clinton appeasement strategy. All I can say is that if Clinton was in another country (or Obama) he could be tried for wasting billions of taxpayers dollars on stupid schemes and sentenced to jail. http://dailycaller.com/2017/08/08/flashback-1994-clinton-says-his-deal-with-north-korea-would-make-the-world-safer/ “This is a good deal for the United States,” he said at the time. “North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. South Korea and our other allies will be better protected. The entire world will be safer as we slow the spread of nuclear weapons.” Before North Korea had nuclear weapons, the anticipated casualty count in the event of a renewed conflict on the peninsula was in the hundreds of thousands. Instead of war, Clinton chose the Agreed Framework, promising billions of dollars in aid for a North Korean nuclear freeze.
  14. The whole point of those words was about supporting the building costs of the statue. That it became a beacon for legal immigrants who came to live and join the America society and were vetted and selected, seems to have been missed by Liberals. And there was no illegal immigration who then got amnesty and social welfare support for years and years, at the cost to the US taxpayer, also seems to have been missed by Liberals. What Trump said was what the majority think - stop all these illegals coming from sh** countries and never returning, and stop giving them our tax money.