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  1. It sure does seem like farangs in Thailand attract a disproportionate number of psychos. But "normal" would indicate the vast majority. And the vast majority of Thai women are not insanely jealous to the point of threatening someone's life. Over-the-top jealousy, by the way, has nothing to do with love. A Thai girl with half a dozen sponsors will still act jealous if one of said sponsors looks at someone else.
  2. Sorry, but that is not a "normal" Thai girl.
  3. Funny that you're bringing Trump into this. But let's be clear: Firstly, Trump has no idea what's even in these bills. He's pretty clueless as to how healthcare works in America. Secondly, Trump has demonstrated quite clearly that he doesn't care about healthcare and the impact it has on millions of Americans. "Repeal without replacement and kick 30 million+ off the healthcare system?" FINE! Or...."Let the ACA die on its own"...which of course, means that he will sabotage it so that it does fail with millions losing health insurance and premiums skyrocketing. FINE! Trump just wants to win. He doesn't mean America wins, he means Trump wins. That's all this guy cares about.
  4. Speaking of the US's image around the world, this one really stings and was so freakin predictable... [Walter M. Shaub Jr., director of the Office of Government Ethics, told the New York Times that President Trump’s apparent disdain for long-established ethical norms has undermined the credibility of the United States around the world. “It’s hard for the United States to pursue international anticorruption and ethics initiatives when we’re not even keeping our own side of the street clean,” Shaub told the Times in an article published Monday. “I think we are pretty close to a laughingstock at this point.”] [Shaub — who has been a vocal critic of Trump’s since his election — said the president’s frequent trips to his family-owned golf clubs are a microcosm of just how blurry the line between the White House and Trump brand has become.] [“It creates the appearance of profiting from the presidency,” Shaub said. “Misuse of position is really the heart of the ethics program, and the internationally accepted definition of corruption is abuse of entrusted power. It undermines the government ethics program by casting doubt on the integrity of government decision making.”] Trump's Presidency is becoming the textbook definition of corruption. Yet his minions, just can't/won't see it. Amazing.
  5. Well, it doesn't work that way. There are short term catalyst and long term fundamentals. The US economy is strong, relative to the EU, Japan, etc. And if the Feds keep raising interest rates, that would help the dollar. The USD may take a hit in the short term because of political uncertainty, but middle and longer term should be ok. Of course, free financial advice is worth exactly what you paid for it...
  6. I like Singapore, a great country in many ways. Their economy, rule of law, IT, stability, education, etc., are the envy of the world. BUT, they do sacrifice a number of things, mostly in the area of individual freedom. Take World Press Freedom. Singapore is 151 in the world...lower than Russia. It's a dictatorship, afterall, so things like freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, and other civil liberties are quite limited. It's also an expensive place, not just to own a home, but to even own a car. And it's the 3rd most dense place in the world, very crowded. So lots of pluses and minuses....just like everywhere else in the world.
  7. Here is one answer.... [The U.S. dollar slumped against major currencies on Tuesday after Republicans abandoned their latest plan to repeal Obamacare.] [The dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of currencies, dropped to its lowest level since September 2016 after it became clear that Republican leaders in the Senate did not have the votes to even begin debate on the legislation.] [The collapse raises questions about the rest of President Trump's economic agenda.]
  8. If someone comes up with an original line, you'd ask for a link. Someone provides a link, you say he can't come up with an original line. You Trump guys have nothing left.
  9. I don't know that Trump gets a "pass." We're talking 24 yrs age difference, not that huge if you consider some celebs who may be 40, 50 years older than their mate. The thing with Trump is that he has so many other vile character flaws that overwhelms his marital issues. I mean stuff that can actually effect peoples' lives.
  10. Religion is a whole another matter, but I see your point. Doesn't excuse the Trump whackjobs, but I understand.
  11. ....and simply not believable. I mean, how can we possibly write a script where the President constantly lies and lies, yet, his nutty supporters still believe and trust him? Nobody but nobody would believe that people can be that stupid. It's not possible!
  12. Yeap. I think this Senator had the best response.... "Dear dumb as a rock @JaySekulow: Secret Service job is not to deter violations of Fed Election Campaign Act. That's the job of prosecutors."
  13. Do you actually read what you write? It's comical. You're buying Trump's bull. Why in freaks name would a drug dealer want to throw a bag of drugs over a wall onto a border patrol? Does this make sense to you?
  14. It's reassuring that these legal bills are being paid by idiot Trump supporters (i.e., campaign contributions) and not the taxpayers. Trump also makes out when these fundraisers and rallies are held on Trump properties. The guy is like the teflon Don, he never has to pay for anything and always makes the expense of the minions.
  15. This fee is absolutely not your responsibility. Unfortunately, the building association is within their rights to inflict pain on the owner, which of course will directly impact you. You need to discuss with the owner, and/or make plans to vacate and right soon.