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  1. No, a "host country" is like Canada, where Trudeau invited immigrants in: “To those fleeing persecution, terror & war, Canadians will welcome you, regardless of your faith. Diversity is our strength #WelcomeToCanada.” Now, you show me where anyone "invited" immigrants into the United States without going through the proper channels?????? These people are flooding the US, without any background screening at all, where 10's of thousands of citizens are homeless and unable to find work living on the streets. Like the EU AND Canada, where they found out that too many immigrants are a burden. Many countries have taken the welcome mat away. “You will not be at an advantage if you choose to enter Canada irregularly. You must follow the rules and there are many.” https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/aug/25/justin-trudeau-forced-to-backtrack-on-open-invitation-to-refugees
  2. elnet1

    How family friendly is Khaosan Road area?

    Oh yeah, I forgot that I gave up drinking....
  3. elnet1

    Hans Otto Schiemann

    http://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/inside-lara-roxx-former-montreal-adult-film-star-on-the-deadly-price-of-porn-fame This porn star caught HIV on her first porn shoot, albeit anal sex, so maybe he was into anal
  4. elnet1

    How family friendly is Khaosan Road area?

    I've found if you find a reasonable driver, get his card and let him know that you'll be there for a while, it saves time and aggravation from having to negotiate time and again. A lot of tuk tuk and taxi drivers will seem reasonable, but will try to shunt you to "shopping" trips to buy shabby suits or fake jewelry, so it helps to establish a relationship with a driver. I wish I saved the name of the chap I had used several times last year when I visited Khao San Road. I was at Khao San Road last year, didn't have the same vibe like in years past, its more commercialized, with the ladies making Pad Thai missing from their push carts, that used to be everywhere. As for drunken tourists, the crowd is mostly young people and backpackers, yet, there isn't like drunk hard core types, so I wouldn't worry about this too much. Soi Rambutri is more quiet than Khao San Road. I always end up staying and eating shakshuka at the Green House on Soi Rambutri. Bar girls aren't common in this area, so its safe from that standpoint
  5. It was 15 shots of SangSom with GHB that he ordered for the 14 bar girls. There was one left over, so he drank it.
  6. Sodium. Reduce salt and be mindful of foods high in sodium. Also, eat bananas for the potassium. http://www.bloodpressureuk.org/microsites/salt/Home/Howtoeatmorepotassium
  7. Agree, but sometimes there is no choice, other than to compromise and try to make due. In the states we have miles of cheap produce and citrus and when you go to Asian countries (where I've spent months/years) sometime its better to get a "little" nutrition than to do without. Like I love fresh grapefruit, but can't seem to get any good quality ones and even stores like 7-11 will have grapefruit "juice" usually 10%, lol, but its better than nothing.
  8. What about beetroot juice? Or an extract perhaps
  9. Beetroot is a dark red vegetable with an acquired taste that has been linked with better stamina, improved blood flow and lower blood pressure.
  10. Plus, if he had been to prison, I doubt he would have qualified for a visa to enter Thailand in the first place?
  11. American here, even if the Aussie started it, the American went way overboard in the use of excessive violence. Self-defense is defined as the right to prevent suffering force or violence through the use of a sufficient level of counteracting force or violence. ... What goes beyond that level? For example, if the Aussie threw the first punch, then the American should have only used enough force to defend himself. Repeatedly punching the Aussie unconscious and then head stomping him, might lead to an "assault with a deadly weapon (foot)" charge, at least that is what they have been charging people with in the US now days. And when the person dies, then it might be upgraded to manslaughter or murder charge, but this being Thailand, maybe they will say its karma and thats all, which is BS. Examples in the US where one punch causes a death and murder charges are filed: -Johnson was charged Tuesday with second-degree murder without intent after he hit Anthony Quinn Shriver in the face [once] around 2:40 a.m. Shriver, 22, of Waconia, died several hours later after he was struck, according to documents filed in Stearns County District Court. -Police say after looking at video and talking to witnesses, they were able to determine that Collier’s injuries resulted from a single punch from 25-year-old Samed Ali Shah. Investigators say Collier and Shah got into a verbal altercation and Shah punched Collier, knocking him unconscious.
  12. Darts are banned: https://news.thaivisa.com/article/15816/new-crackdown-sees-darts-banned-in-pattaya
  13. Uhh..... An air separation plant separates atmospheric air into its primary components, typically nitrogen and oxygen, and sometimes also argon and other rare inert gases. The most common method for air separation is fractional distillation. This is what Air Liquide, Praxair, Air Products and other companies do, basically they are selling "air".
  14. A mining claim is made by four stakes in the ground at the corners (up to 20 acres, so far apart) or piling rocks to form a monument at the boundaries, there wouldn't be any physical fence or house there for the most part, unless its an old patented claim from way back when. I've been in areas where you see an old tobacco tin, with the paper detailing out the claim boundaries and rocks piled up on all four corners, thats all. If there are no minerals to be had, then you can't file a claim. But back to the guy with a gun, honestly, a man brandishing a gun and you had four kids with you, that guy probably was insane anyways. And if he had something illegal there, it might have been booby trapped. Again, this is common in the forested and rural areas of California nowdays with pop-up meth labs and pot grows everywhere.