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OneZero

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  1. OneZero

    CM Immigration Q&A (2018)

    Vehicle purchase/sale/transfer (and driving license renewals) have to be done in the new owners registered province (if I am not mistaken). Annual renwals (updates) of Vehicle registration, insurance & tax can be done by anybody in any province as long as they present the original blue/green book (if I am not mistaken).
  2. If true (I'm not questioning your veracity) this is valuable information. Thanks,
  3. OneZero

    Anti-aging Clinic

    Not specific to anti-aging but........... If you're walking, Just East of the main market old / small clock tower a few hundred meters is the government clinic that will do all your blood tests, heart test & xray at Thai prices for everybody. Walking: After the clock tower you will see the Post Office on the left & then it's just another 100 or 200 meters on your left. I believe the street is named Uttaradit Road. But Uttaradit is a One Way road in that area, so if you are driving these directions will all be reversed. However, I'm not familiar with landmarks to give you if driving. Go anytime M-F 0800-1600 for info but they want to draw the blood early in the morning approx 0800, and provide results later in the day. So there is always a big Thai morning crowd but don't let that scare you away. Start with the office on the second floor to initially give you all the info you need. Some of the nurses there speak good English & are eager to help. If you need things like ultrasound etc they will tell you to go to the main government hospital.
  4. I've seen & talked with the fellow moonseeker mentioned. A well meaning guy. I'm guessing it's the same person. I doubt he would be hanging out at the same location same time consistently every day.
  5. OneZero

    Good catery

    Good luck, they are "Family". I know ours are.
  6. OneZero

    Good catery

    Perhaps a veterinarians office can help with advice,
  7. Sorry, I couldn't edit my link when I wanted to expand the thoughts on patronage. So I've copied my prior comments. "This system continues because of the hard to change social cultural trait of PATRONAGE here in Thailand. This cultural trait is not on any influential person's or organization's agenda for change because it would diminish their influence. In fact it is actively promoted with the emphasis on absolute respect for any higher authority. This is well illustrated with the unchanging and unjustified heavy promotion of those at the very top - a subject which can not be mentioned without fear of imprisonment. The "Elite" have no incentive to change this. Expanded thoughts: The "Benefits" of patronage flow both up and down the patronage chain. Patrons provide awards, favors, recommendations and perhaps a portion of any ill gotten gains to the underlings, if for no other reason than to keep them quiet. Patronage fosters corruption. Underlings are reluctant (or just afraid) to upset their patrons apple cart. So it's not just the elite denying change, it's also the lower folks reluctant or afraid (Defamation, Les Majeste) to more seriously attempt to upset the patronage - corruption system. It goes straight to the top (Les Majeste). Thailand is fortunate that the extremely slow evolutionary change here has not resulted in a revolutionary form of violent upheaval. Although the communist insurgency in the 60's-70's and the red shirt movement in 2010 were indications that there were some willing to go that far. The moderating influences of buddhism and the royal family were at least partial reasons for it to not become a massive revolutionary form of protest. That is one reason the powers to be so heavily promote the Thai version of a "Kingdom" and are not likely to soon get rid of either the Les Majeste or defamation laws. Indeed culture is slow to change.
  8. This system continues because of the hard to change social cultural trait of PATRONAGE here in Thailand. This cultural trait is not on any influential person's or organzation's agenda for change because it would diminish their influence. In fact it is actively promoted with the emphasis on absolute respect for any higher authority. This is well illustrated with the unchanging and unjustified heavy promotion of those at the very top - a subject which can not be mentioned without fear of imprisonment. The "Elite" have no incentive to change this.
  9. Without any allusion to morality we finally have some common sense written.
  10. OneZero

    Help Placing a pet into a good home

    Oh come on, try to keep him, he looks happy with you now & may be sad in a new home (at least for awhile). Can you rig a chain to a clothes line or something like that? Good luck to both of you.
  11. Catch, spay and release. Only a long term solution but it's humane. Have to stop the birth of new unfortunates. Not a viable solution when not undertaken by governments / government organizations (at several levels) action. Individual private citizens and animal foundations cannot succeed on their own. Unfortunately governments here are not seriously doing it. Not sure of the primary reasons but certainly money would be a factor.
  12. Quote: "I have friends living in Jomtien who say that procedures there are, for the most part quite organized and relatively efficient, so my take is that there is something wrong at Promenada." Kohsamida, You hit the nail on the head.
  13. It seems that AOT leadership has learned some lessons from Chiang Mai Immigration leadership. Note that I am not faulting the underlings. Leadership sets the standard.
  14. With respect to the Land Office charges you may want to educate yourself with the following thread:
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