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    Using credit cards without PIN

    Lately, I have attempted to make purchases with my Mastercard, but they would only accept a PIN, no signing as before. THis is frustrating because my Mastercard does not have a PIN. Are there any...
  2. Stupid question....How many British citizens live in Thailand as expats?

    I have tried to Google this and I get nothing but breakdowns of various ethnicities who identify as British or actually hold British citizenship. I am NOT interested in this shit. The USA has 75...
  3. You are dead on the money with the "hospital"...

    You are dead on the money with the "hospital" comment. It's something I worry about every day, but there is little in the way of a solution except to fly back to the USA and access Medicare. It is...
  4. Thank you for your suggestion. It can't be used...

    Thank you for your suggestion. It can't be used in my case since I am retired and not employed and Thai banks do not loan money with no collateral. They can't hold Social Security or other non-Thai...
  5. Question on using the "monthly deposit" method to obtain an extension of stay

    I have until next October to get my next extension of stay, so this is not urgent. I am about to get married and I know the monthly requirement for income is 40 thousand baht. My total income is over...
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    Whatever it takes to achieve the final end of the...

    Whatever it takes to achieve the final end of the Republican Party, will have been worth it. Probably won't happen, but I'd like to see an effort made.
  7. Many that I've seen here, should be REQUIRED to...

    Many that I've seen here, should be REQUIRED to wear them. One cannot help lack of aesthetics, but there is no reason to parade one's ugliness, either. The daily shower and shampoo has held me in...
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    This POS showed EXACTLY who he was by his tantrum...

    This POS showed EXACTLY who he was by his tantrum during the hearings. A rich, entitled white boy that needs a horsewhipping. We don't need rapists or perverts on the Supreme Court. Merrick Garland...
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    My Dad is still mongering in Asia. It was HIS...

    My Dad is still mongering in Asia. It was HIS idea for me to come here and I have never regretted taking his advice. He's gone now but I think he's still enjoying the "lsy of the land."
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    You forgot: I got tears in my ears from lyin'...

    You forgot:

    I got tears in my ears from lyin' in bed cryin' over you.
  11. Some background: My sister sent the article when...

    Some background: My sister sent the article when I mentioned that I was giving my Thai girlfriend, 3000 baht a month for her mother's diabetes treatments. Although I am not wealthy, this is very...
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    Losartan is the drug of choice. Excellent results...

    Losartan is the drug of choice. Excellent results in keeping blood pressure in the normal range and NO effect on potency.
  13. Can anyone explain this World Hearlth Organization article to me???

    This WHO article was sent to me and I am totally unaware of any such "Universal Healthcare" for Thai citizens.


    In Thailand, universal health care eases the impact of diabetes
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    The assumption seems to be that if I can toss my...

    The assumption seems to be that if I can toss my relative four or five hundred USD per month by working, then he would be better off with nothing. In his situation, any amount of money would help and...
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    Teaching past after sixty

    In the years since I've moved here, I've always heard that sixty is the mandatory retirement age for everyone and you cannot work past sixty, regardless of health or how young you may appear. Many...
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    Thanks. To phrase my question another way: Does...

    Thanks. To phrase my question another way: Does any member in Pattaya have any idea where the last outreach was held? I am assuming that they don't relocate with every event. The website has not...
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    Need info on US Embassy Outreach on June 6th

    For the past three outreach events, the Embassy website has failed to update locals on WHERE the outreach will be held. Efforts to contact them personally have failed. They changed hotel locations...
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    Hope he enjoys his stay at Bang Kwang.

    Hope he enjoys his stay at Bang Kwang.
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    Mine generally gives up the goods after the...

    Mine generally gives up the goods after the second kick. :bananaman:
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    I am soon to be 68 and I have had prostate cancer...

    I am soon to be 68 and I have had prostate cancer and a brain cyst. It would appear that perhaps I am uninsurable.
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    Health insurance experiences??

    I am considering purchasing health insurance through a local expats group. Do any of the members here have experience with AXA or other Thai health insurers? I am hesitant to buy from a Thai company...
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    The whole "illegal immigration" debate is a huge...

    The whole "illegal immigration" debate is a huge scam because ALL immigrants (legal and otherwise) BENEFIT the economy. If they are illegal, they pay all sorts of taxes and usually contribute to a...
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    I don't live in a village. I live in Pattaya. I...

    I don't live in a village. I live in Pattaya. I am familiar with the village funds that you are referring to. An old girlfriend told me about her father's cremation which was covered by their fund. I...
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    I had burial insurance when I lived in the USA....

    I had burial insurance when I lived in the USA. Very inexpensive. I was merely looking for a similar option locally for cremation.
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    No, American cops save the shooting option for...

    No, American cops save the shooting option for black motorists that they pull over for speeding or having an improper tail-light.
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    Just what I expect from churches. The...

    Just what I expect from churches. The Bible-babblers won't be satisfied until they kill each other off.
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    Cremation insurance???

    Is there anything like cremation insurance in Thailand? I am told that if the American Embassy has to pay to have me cremated, they will go after my relatives in the USA to reimburse them for the...
  28. The understatement of the year.

    The understatement of the year.
  29. Government approves 10 year visas for foreigners over age 50

    Anyone have anymore information about this?? If true it would mean the end of the current one year visa system, plus grandiose new requirements on income and bank deposits.

    Gov?t Approves 10-Year...
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    This is not relevant to the question.....which...

    My cousins wife's brothers daughter has also heard this rumour.[/QUOTE]

    This is not relevant to the question.....which is..." is it true or untrue that expats will be required to purchase an...
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    No explanation as to why this post was moved to...

    No explanation as to why this post was moved to the Teakdoor Lounge. This is serious business to me, as I will have to find another place to live if I am going to have to fork over 15 thousand US...
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    Any info about a "new" five year visa??

    I saw the following post on ThaiVisa, and (as usual) no one was able to flesh out details or confirm or deny the veracity of the post. Does anyone here know if this is fact or more bollocks?

    ...
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    Aphex Twin

    Aphex Twin.....always a relaxing way to spend an evening. :)
  34. Thread: Rodrigo Duterte

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    He's a thug, but that would be nothing new in...

    He's a thug, but that would be nothing new in this country. He DOES have ONE good idea.....withdrawing from the UN. Possibly the most useless organization on earth for third world countries.
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    I'd love to see Cambodia eclipse Thailand as a...

    I'd love to see Cambodia eclipse Thailand as a retiree destination. The arrogance of the people and government are long overdue for an economic spanking. Hit them in the pocketbook and they'll come...
  36. Best option for getting from Pattaya to Siracha

    I'm looking for the easy,cheap option here. I've been living here in Jomtien for about a year but still don't know much more than songtheaw and motocy, in addition to the Jomtien Bus line to the...
  37. Thread: A meat pie shop.

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    Tinnie's is a great place to eat...

    I've visited about three times since they opened. Very good staff with a good sense of humor. The pies are top notch, as well.
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    "Minimalist existence" is a very bad idea......

    "Minimalist existence" is a very bad idea...
    It's gets very old in a hurry.
    I live in Thailand on 2400 US dollars a month. That isn't much in the USA but it
    really is quite a bit here in the...
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    American Pizza Factory at Pastrami and Rye is the...

    American Pizza Factory at Pastrami and Rye is the best pizza I have had in Pattaya. I live about two blocks from the place, so it's far more convenient than New York Pizza.
  40. Geoff Carter did some guest appearances on TV...

    Geoff Carter did some guest appearances on TV game shows when he was younger. He was usually more entertaining than the host. Rather a natural for television with his exuberance.
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    Pastrami On Rye has the best pizza in my opinion...

    I had eaten there a number of times before a fellow View Talay resident told me about the pizza. They now have something called a PizzaBURGER, which is really good. Their pizza is arguably among the...
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    Charles, the friend I mentioned does NOT have a...

    Charles, the friend I mentioned does NOT have a Visa exemption. He got a sixty day TOURIST VISA from a Thai Consulate in America, which he got a one month extension for several weeks back, Both of...
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    His concern (and mine) is that the recent...

    His concern (and mine) is that the recent crackdown on back to back tourist visas will throw a monkey wrench into this plan. I was also told by other expats that visas are handled in bulk by travel...
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    In CAMBODIA.....no....you do NOT. Visa processing...

    In CAMBODIA.....no....you do NOT. Visa processing is outsourced t0 travel agencies. Depending on fees, you can have your visa back in two days or four. This is why Cambodia was so attractive an...
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    How many tourist visa extensions are possible?

    A friend who lives in Pattaya, entered the country on a sixty-day tourist visa from the United States. He extended the tourist visa at Chonburi Immigration for thirty more days. His intention is to...
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    Thanks for the replies. I have difficulties with...

    Thanks for the replies. I have difficulties with other brands. I was totally unaware that ECCO shoes were made in Thailand. As always this forum has the answers.
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    Are ECCO shoes sold in Thailand?

    Ecco is my favorite brand and one of the few shoes that don't require break-in time. (for me at least). If anyone knows of this brand being sold in Thailand, please pass along the info. This forum...
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    If you're looking for action in Laos, maybe you...

    If you're looking for action in Laos, maybe you SHOULD be paranoid. :)
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    I don't want any children to starve, but Muslims...

    I don't want any children to starve, but Muslims are ALWAYS complaining of discrimination, even though they are the ones who discriminate when they are in the majority. Muslims cause trouble in most...
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    Terry......a GREAT report. Loved the pics. You DO...

    Terry......a GREAT report. Loved the pics. You DO have a way with words. :D Thanks for sharing, Mate.
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