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  1. Yes they are When the cameras first started...

    Yes they are

    When the cameras first started my wife, the cars owner, got 4 tickets in a few months ,all were paid at the post office ,when she went for the car tax the official was joking with...
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    Thanks Pragmatic sounds excellent --i think I am...

    Thanks Pragmatic sounds excellent --i think I am too far away for rice fields and the grass area too big

    In general it seems sometime no answer to a problem is a positive as there seems no easy...
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    We can and should blame Trump, but the main blame...

    We can and should blame Trump, but the main blame should be on the facilitators --the Republican party and the voters ,the American people who elected them.

    Its time for the Western Allies to...
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    Thanks for the replies,the lack of a chemical...

    Thanks for the replies,the lack of a chemical solution suggests there isnt one

    Have brought Grass seed from the UK so will kill patches and reseed and see what happens
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    Killing weeds on my lawn

    Uk and the West all have selective weedkillers that kill the weeds but not the grass,digging them up is no longer an option

    I realise that not all weeds are killed but does anyone know if there...
  6. Thank you so much, now 2 days to arrange and...

    Thank you so much, now 2 days to arrange and comply with your regulations ,firework displays everywhere
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    Windscreen replacement

    Have a Honda HRV needing a new windscreen

    Any ideas of the cost and are there specialists who do it cheaply

    Thankyou
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    This is not my experience but yours is different...

    Not true. The hire company retains your credit card number, a condition upon hiring, and in the event they receive a claim, regarding the car, after you hand it back they will automatically bill you....
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    The Thai licence is good for everywhere --have...

    The Thai licence is good for everywhere --have hired cars and driven in UK ,USA, New Zealand
    It does have some real advantages in the UK ,it seems that if you trigger a camera etc and the hire...
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    Sat navs --can you update

    Have a Sat Nav in my 4 year old Honda Civic and its not a patch on my wife's telephone

    Does anyone know if Honda do an improved upgrade or can you download a better one from a different provider
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    looks like nobody has had much interest in India

    looks like nobody has had much interest in India
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    India visas for uk retirees in Thailand

    Uk retiree resident in Thailand --there seems to be a suggestion that to apply from Thailand means that I must have a work permit which of course I don't have --have retirement visa

    Is there any...
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    Yes me, now in my 4th week ,I have the Adkins...

    Yes me, now in my 4th week ,I have the Adkins book and follow it strictly with less than 20 grams carb daily ,its boring, but all diets involve pain whatever the books say, you know its working by...
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    Every country has rich,middle class, and poor...

    Every country has rich,middle class, and poor people ,Canada seems able to fix their healthcare as does every other civilized country
    Why would any democratic country have to debate whether to...
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    Firstly I am sure there is a rule that you must...

    Firstly I am sure there is a rule that you must apply from your country of residence so it must be here
    If you have no firm plans then you will still have to show accommodation --although I have...
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    Thank you both for your most helpful replies

    Thank you both for your most helpful replies
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    Insurance /government / Individuals whoever pays,...

    Insurance /government / Individuals whoever pays, at the end its the American people , looking from the out side the whole system is just too expensive ,overpaid doctors /hospitals/ and medicines...
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    schengen visa via French Embassy

    Can anyone advise the policy operating for the duration of visas issued

    EG If you plan a 3 week holiday ,is the visa for that or longer

    Someone suggested it may be a standard 90 days
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    thanks to all for to advice

    thanks to all for to advice
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    Visa for Spain

    I need to get a Schengen Visa for my Thai wife ,all the Internet seems to say is that VFS no longer handle it and there seems little else info

    Has anyone recently had to do one and where do I go...
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    Thanks for the advice bought some from Villa...

    Thanks for the advice bought some from Villa --very high price --for the next lot will go for Bunters and pay delivery charge as looks good value
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    Bangkok where to buy Joints of Gammon

    Can any one tell me where, preferably centrally ,I can buy joints --not slices- of Gammon to cook at home there seem lots of pie people but not many butchers

    Thanks in anticipation of the answer
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    When we stop the abuse perhaps we can look at the...

    When we stop the abuse perhaps we can look at the logic of what he said

    Everyone sees that trade deals take for ever, there are so many vested interests on both sides ,does any one imagine that...
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    Looked at all these computations and seem to...

    Looked at all these computations and seem to remember a lecture I heard that said that when drinking 50 per cent of the alcohol goes into the blood and the other 50 per cent into the urine --is this...
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    Lots of subsequent posts for which I am grateful...

    Lots of subsequent posts for which I am grateful but please clarify one thing --earlier I was advised that voltage regulators only work for a short time and that if the voltage reduction is for hours...
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    Thank you Gentlemen, I am most grateful for your...

    Thank you Gentlemen, I am most grateful for your replies all of which are most helpful ,it seems that it will have to be fixed at source with the Electricity company as the voltage reductions are not...
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    Electric Voltage seems variable

    Presently find that power is fine during the day but around 6pm the water pumps stop working and lights flicker have been told that if I install a voltage regulator it will boost the voltage so no...
  28. Thankyou Nigel ,am having no real problem getting...

    Thankyou Nigel ,am having no real problem getting repeated tourist visas its just that when you know the routine a direct application would be far simpler

    With regards to Schengen although the UK...
  29. Applying for Uk Visas directly to the Embassy

    Have obtained lots of visas for my Thai wife but find increasingly that VFS who seem to act as agents for the UK and lots of the other Embassies are more obstuctive than helpful in either requiring...
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    Bought the self propelled Honda 4 years ago,not...

    Bought the self propelled Honda 4 years ago,not cheap admittedly, for 2 plus rai, great machine any small problems the local dealer fixes and its a quality product.
    With Honda you get Western...
  31. What is so shocking is the cynicism of these...

    What is so shocking is the cynicism of these leaders --one piece of information that will never be released is what schools and in what countries their own children attend
    They fully realise that...
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    Thank you Todd for your comprehensive answer ...

    Thank you Todd for your comprehensive answer

    It works fine
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    Thank you Pragmatic Maybe I am thick but when I...

    Thank you Pragmatic
    Maybe I am thick but when I go to the website there doesn't seem to be anything to click on to or enter the reference number--is it just done by a e mail direct to me ?
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    90 day reporting getting confirmation

    Have just completed my application and all seems well, have got the acknowledgment and the barcode
    Looking for the confirmation it says log on to --immigration.go.th
    when I do that I cant see...
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    Good luck Singapore An Island of order amidst...

    Good luck Singapore

    An Island of order amidst a chaotic Asia

    It serves a purpose to show total freedom versus total order--here it looks like we will get total order without any of the...
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    Usual questions ,who will do the work who will...

    Usual questions ,who will do the work who will manage it ,how do you check on whats been done ,workers go at half speed when working for others.
    Sprays, fertilisers etc will be stolen unless you...
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    Visas for Gibralter

    Does anyone have experience of taking a Thai wife through Gibraltar

    It appears that even if you have a Schengen and a UK visa you still need a separate one for Gibraltar at 240 dollars ,if needed...
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    Uk visas long term

    Getting tired of the annual hoop jumping for a Uk visa and thinking that a 5 year one although more expensive would be easier .
    My wife has already had 4 visas for uk with no problem and I would...
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    During the last 3 years have rented a car in the...

    During the last 3 years have rented a car in the Uk, New Zealand ,and the USA ,all with just a Thai licence
  40. Thread: Cambodia

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    Going next week after a 10 year gap, truly one of...

    Going next week after a 10 year gap, truly one of the great wonders of the world

    Can anyone give me a ball park figure for hire of guide and driver for 4 adults

    Will we need a minibus
  41. You cant stop drugs period --any of them unless...

    You cant stop drugs period --any of them unless you are going to do what Malaysia does and execute people

    After for ever the battle is lost, legalise it all tax and control it and spend that...
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    Thank you Todd for that most comprehensive reply...

    Thank you Todd for that most comprehensive reply ,I will be sure to report early
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    Im only asking to avoid the 240 kilometre...

    Im only asking to avoid the 240 kilometre roundtrip to "local" immigration office
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    Why do you want a UK licence? the Thai licence is...

    Why do you want a UK licence? the Thai licence is brilliant, I have rented cars in UK US NZ and Europe without problem ,even better when you trigger a camera and the rental folks tell the DVLA in the...
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    Visa 90 day reporting rules

    I have a retirement visa and report every 90 days ,i understand that i can report 14 days early or 7 days late without penalty

    Therefor if i leave Thailand by air on the 92 nd day, am I still...
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    What a great thread ,seemingly there are still...

    What a great thread ,seemingly there are still people out there that believe Scargill and his vision of an East German utopia was and is the way to go ,clearly the deluded will never accept reality...
  47. Can you imagine a defence lawyer in the Uk asking...

    Can you imagine a defence lawyer in the Uk asking these 2 questions in court

    1 When the defendants were DNA tested 2 weeks ago along with other workers in the bar, they tested negative but...
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    Thank you for your kind remarks piwanoi and...

    Thank you for your kind remarks piwanoi and pragmatic ,I think we are all reluctant to "rain on someone else's parade ",and therefor try to make encouraging remarks with just mild cautions which tend...
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    Firstly When buying land the last thing you ...

    Firstly When buying land the last thing you should do is let anyone know its a farrang interested in buying land

    Secondly 99.99 percent of purchases from the family are likely to be very very...
  50. Truly sickening ,I live living in Thailand but...

    Truly sickening ,I live living in Thailand but times like this I struggle

    Humans are naturally optimistic and I hoped the new order might change things for the better ,the world is full of awful...
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