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  1. Sausage rolls are small and very dry would you rather have a juicy hamburger. Sausages are the most consumed processed meat in the world and have been around for ever. Of equal importance is the US invented the hamburger. Fletcher Davis Fletcher Davis of Athens, Texas claimed to have invented the hamburger. According to oral histories, in the 1880s he opened a lunch counter in Athens and served a 'burger' of fried ground beef patties with mustard and Bermuda onion between two slices of bread, with a pickle on the side.[9] The story is that in 1904, Davis and his wife Ciddy ran a sandwich stand at the St. Louis World's Fair.[9] Historian Frank X. Tolbert, noted that Athens resident Clint Murchison said his grandfather dated the hamburger to the 1880s with 'Old Dave' a.k.a. Fletcher Davis.[17] A photo of "Old Dave's Hamburger Stand" from 1904 was sent to Tolbert as evidence of the claim.[17]
  2. As a former person in the food business in Thailand I recognize this as the true English sausage roll. I have sold a lot like this and they were great. A chef from Lincolnshire taught me this style in Phuket.
  3. Definitely is a hot dog roll. The English sausage roll is made and enclosed without the casing and taste a lot better.
  4. Automated distillery eyes 10% of liquor market

    Note that Thailand does not promote automation. Recently Ford announced the building of a new truck plant for export that will employee 10,000 people. Elon Musk at Tesla makes an entire car with 160 robots. Thailand is not ready for this.
  5. Automated distillery eyes 10% of liquor market

    There is no hope of a decent liquor being produced here. Once a dog starts to eat sh***t you can never make him stop.
  6. Has anyone from the USA received their yearly status letter from Social Security for retirement. I keep looking for mine. The postman here cannot be trusted.
  7. Notice that the Thai government is not opposed to the blasting of the rapids in the Mekong River. It will be easier for smaller Chinese made submarines to navigate.
  8. I am curious as to how you define foreign culture. The Zhou Dynasty in China goes back to 1046 years BC.
  9. Few Thais realize that Thailand does not own the Mekong as it was lost in a war settlement with the French in 1893.
  10. Previously about 10 years ago they had a nice boat that made the trip. Since then this boat has been discontinued. It took 12 hours going up and 8 coming back. It may be that they have started the boat up again. I don't know.
  11. This is just the beginning. Chiang Rai will be flooded with river tourist. Wonder what it would cost to take the trip back up the river. I did this 10 years ago and it was very enjoyable. The boat ties up in the middle of Jing Hong Town.
  12. US Social Security Yearly Letter Inquiry

    Pib: Many thanks for your information. Now I know that the forms are normally received in June. Don Battles
  13. US Social Security Yearly Letter Inquiry

    Joe: Many thanks for the updated information. I will put a note in my computer to expect in June. In Chiang Rai the postman stays drunk a lot and he may deliver the mail once per month. I pay all of my bills by bank transfer so the other mail is not important.
  14. If my memory is correct normally in March those receiving Social Security checks are sent a letter to check on their work, address, dependents and other items. If you do not mail this back in 30 days your benefits will be cut off. Have others received their yearly notification and inquiry letter ?
  15. Can a Farang get Thai Government Medicine Insurance?

    When my wife left her job she signed up for Social Security Health and pays 429 B per month. PLEASE LET US KNOW QUICKLY IF YOU SUCCEED. WHERE WILL YOU APPLY?