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  1. What are you eating? (food porn)

    You can now but refined Beef Dripping (which I assume is what you need) online for home delivery: https://www.passiondelivery.com/products/sloanes-beef-dripping Patrick
  2. What on earth is the point in sending new recruits from the North of Thailand - who probably speak Kham Muang and, maybe, Central Thai - to the deep South of Thailand where the language and vocabulary are totally different? Hearts and minds - I think not! Patrick
  3. And the silly woman appears to be wearing Earbuds - listening to her iPod or whatever - whilst being questioned. That's not going to earn her points for respect towards the Official nor show remorse for the offense. Patrick
  4. US Thai groups to demand bodies’ retrieval

    An ENTIRELY different situation - surely you must realise that? Firefighters going into the Twin Towers were dealing with an ongoing, real-time incident - trying to rescue still living people possibly trapped in the Towers; that's brave. As regards the two Students in California the situation is totally different. Sorry to be blunt but they are long dead, and therefore there is absolutely no reason for the Recovery Teams to risk their lives until the waters and weather improve, simply to retrieve bodies - or what's left of them after being flensed by rapidly flowing water for 2 or 3 weeks. To attempt recovery before that is not brave - it's dumb, as the local Authorities obviously understand Patrick
  5. Two killed as oil tanker overturns and explodes

    VERY few Diesel / Petroleum Tank Trucks worldwide are "double skinned" - it's simply too expensive to 1) Construct such a Tank and 2) Bear the fuel expense of carrying such extra weight in the Truck when the Truck Owner /Operator is trying to reduce Costs and increase profit. Overall it's cheaper and far more effective to install proper Safety Equipment on a standard, single wall Bottom Loading Tank Truck. That said you will commonly find "double skinned" Tanks used in Europe and the U.S. in Underground Storage situations (for example in Service Station installations etc.). With properly installed equipment these will provide a defence / warning about developing leaks from / into the underground tank to prevent pollution, product or soil contamination etc.. However sadly these are not yet at all common in Thailand! Patrick
  6. Two killed as oil tanker overturns and explodes

    No I mean the majority. Yes, Companies like Shell and PTT have some properly equipped Trucks of their own but not many - they use local Transport Companies extensively - these are the Trucks that are ill-equipped in the case of an accident. Certainly there are some Transport Contractors who have properly equipped Trucks too, but again, not many. In addition many Retail Petrol stations are individually owned and the owner often has his own locally assembled Truck to collect Product from the nearest Terminal as and when he runs low on Stock, buying or retro-fitting a Bottom Loading Truck is expensive so they try to avoid the expense. Finally most Loading Terminals outside Bangkok and the 5 surrounding Provinces are still Top Loading Product, not Bottom Loading and you cannot realistically install the required Safety Equipment on a Top Loading Truck, nor can a Bottom Loading Truck be Loaded at most Terminals outside Bangkok and the 5 Provinces simply because the Terminal itself is not equipped to Bottom Load Trucks. Patrick
  7. Best way to get a work permit

    The Baht 2 million is for Registered Capital only, it does not all need to be Paid Up Capital, and you can use Assets - Office Furniture, Company Car, Computer equipment etc. etc.. You will need a minimum of 2 Shareholders and upon Registering the Company they will be required to show proof that they have Funds available to purchase thier allotted Shares. Patrick
  8. Two killed as oil tanker overturns and explodes

    The vast majority of Tank Trucks in Thailand have no equipment installed to prevent a massive fuel leak if the Truck rolls over, they are simply 20 - 30,000 liter capacity tanks bolted onto a truck chassis (with maybe several separate Compartments each containing 4 - 5,000 liters of mixed Product - Diesel, various grades of Petroleum etc.). Usually they have locally made hatch covers which simply pop open under the stress of a crash or rollover. Patrick
  9. Sorry, your Post makes absolutely no sense at all. Perhaps you could clarify exactly what you mean - after you read again my earlier Posts? Patrick
  10. You can buy fresh free range chicken online at : https://www.passiondelivery.com/products?shop_id=3&sort_by=name_asc Probably the best cooked chicken I have had in Bangkok is from the well known "Jae Kee" in Soi Polo (Soi Sanam Klee) on Wireless Road, just before the Lumpini Police Station - but it's fried not grilled. Even the "Hi So" members of the Polo Club down the Soi send their drivers to buy there and eat at the Club. Patrick
  11. Why exactly? A man has died and some half-moron Posts with a juvenile transliteration of his name and you regard that as appropriate - even funny? There are some sad, weird people on this Forum! Patrick
  12. Was that comment really necessary? Patrick
  13. Actually this is not always correct - as I myself can confirm. In my particular situation my Daughter was born in 2004, British father, Thai mother as already mentioned, but we were not married at the time of birth so under the U.K. Regulations at that time my Daughter was not automatically granted British Citizenship - because she was born before new Legislation kicked in. After a lot of lobbying of Parliament the "cut off date" for children born under these circumstances was revoked; but we still had to formally apply for Registration as a British Citizen - please see the Link I Posted above. Only after we had this Registration could we apply for a British Passport for our Daughter. Patrick
  14. Obviously I am not sure of your particular situation but you might start by Googling "The British Nationality (Proof of Paternity) Regulations 2015" Patrick
  15. Many thanks to all who replied. Patrick
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