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    Nope. I cannot. :)

    Nope. I cannot. :)
  2. Thread: Dinner

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    What is in that little plastic tub? I have to...

    What is in that little plastic tub?

    I have to say Armstrong, you have introduced me to a wider range of processed foods than I had ever imagined existed.
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    Turks usually relish kebab sauce.

    Turks usually relish kebab sauce.
  4. China Evergrande is not 'too big to fail', says...

    China Evergrande is not 'too big to fail', says Global Times editor

    HONG KONG, Sept 17 (Reuters) - The editor-in-chief of state-backed Chinese newspaper Global Times warned debt-ridden property...
  5. Thread: Dirty Jokes.

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    Equally unamusing? The answer to the whale...

    Equally unamusing?

    The answer to the whale joke is something about 'four skin divers'. Ho, ho, ho.
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    That answers 'what', not yet 'how' or 'why'. ...

    That answers 'what', not yet 'how' or 'why'.




    That in itself is suspicious. :)
  7. A bit of a sidestep but this is still about...

    A bit of a sidestep but this is still about property-related China businesses.

    One thing that has already happened is that the DICJ, the enforcement arm of the government, has doubled its...
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    Steadily teasing each aperture directly inspires...

    Steadily teasing each aperture directly inspires loud yelling.
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    A bit of a story. I ordered the builder to get...

    A bit of a story. I ordered the builder to get the specific Bluescope roof steel with metal foil. When the steel arrived there was no foil backing. The builder shrugged and said he thought I meant...
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    That's a good idea. I have never seen that. Next...

    That's a good idea. I have never seen that. Next time!
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    75768 Well done! You got through it.

    75768

    Well done! You got through it.
  12. This is a bit of a long read. The bit that...

    This is a bit of a long read.
    The bit that caught my eye was about the scale of the Evergrande debt being Publicly acknowledged debt is $300 bln. That is 2.4X the $123.8 bln cost of the bailout of...
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    That's a shame. She probably goes to sleep...

    That's a shame. She probably goes to sleep dreaming of a new circular saw.
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    Sites in Thailand excite speculation.

    Sites in Thailand excite speculation.
  15. Evergrande: Shares in cash-strapped China...

    Evergrande: Shares in cash-strapped China property giant plunge

    Evergrande: Shares in cash-strapped China property giant plunge - BBC News
  16. This was in response to your suggestion that a...

    This was in response to your suggestion that a letter was:




    Maybe I'll say it more slowly:

    Not generally admissible does not mean automatically inadmissible, there are exceptions such as...
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    It's all so inevitable. This was my post on the...

    It's all so inevitable. This was my post on the Biden made the right call thread:
    ...
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    Falling apart already: Afghanistan: Taliban...

    Falling apart already:

    Afghanistan: Taliban leaders in bust-up at presidential palace, sources say

    By Khudai Noor Nasar
    BBC Islamabad

    A major row broke out between leaders of the Taliban...
  19. Do you have a source? My MM2H group was buzzing...

    Do you have a source? My MM2H group was buzzing with negativity following the Home Minister's remarks yesterday:

    KUALA LUMPUR – The government will not review the new and more stringent conditions...
  20. A very good question. My MM2H visa requires...

    A very good question.

    My MM2H visa requires renewal because my passport is expiring. I'm not sure that I want to jump through all the hoops of getting down there and maybe getting knocked back and...
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    FTFY :chitown:

    FTFY :chitown:
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    Those things noodle shop owners buy by the...

    Those things noodle shop owners buy by the sackful on the basis of cheapest is best? I don't eat those, whatever they claim to be, at best they are the scrapings off the floor. I always order noodles...
  23. I suspect that Malaysia's revision of the MM2H...

    I suspect that Malaysia's revision of the MM2H program will be seen as an opportunity by Thailand.
  24. And some casinos? Maybe someone will think that...

    And some casinos? Maybe someone will think that is a good way to revive the economy after Covid. I don't, but there is so much cash in the business that I am sure some decision makers can be...
  25. I have to admit that it isn't a term I have heard...

    I have to admit that it isn't a term I have heard before. Someone needs to tell the OED, it isn't there yet.

    Definitions, Meanings, Synonyms, and Grammar by Oxford Dictionary on Lexico.com
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    If I saw a lady wearing Spam earrings, I'd expect...

    If I saw a lady wearing Spam earrings, I'd expect someone to ask if she fancied being in a sandwich. :)

    (Follow me for more great pick-up lines.)
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    About that 'or so'. Maybe Katie has a tin close...

    About that 'or so'. Maybe Katie has a tin close at hand. I'm curious about the full ingredient list.
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    Yuletide ushers lovely evergreen trees,...

    Yuletide ushers lovely evergreen trees, intriguingly decorated enchantment.
  29. Not generally admissible does not mean...

    Not generally admissible does not mean automatically inadmissible, there are exceptions such as res gestae in British law.
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    I am not a medic. The last time I found a driver...

    I am not a medic. The last time I found a driver in the ditch I still stopped to ask if he was okay. (He was.)

    Max is a very quick driver in perhaps the fastest car. The problem is that he doesn't...
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    Oh dear! Katie, Katie, Katie. No, just no.

    Oh dear!
    Katie, Katie, Katie.
    No, just no.
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    All in all, JPPR2, you seem to be getting through...

    All in all, JPPR2, you seem to be getting through this rather well. I had been expecting photos of scratched walls where you were had been climbing them. Not long to go wait now.
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    I think so too. They are quick to publish how...

    I think so too. They are quick to publish how many people arrived in Phuket. Not all of those arrivals are extra tourists. They never mention how many of those are people who would otherwise have...
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    I for one would be interested to see more. I have...

    I for one would be interested to see more. I have seen a lot of corals down to 30m, after that I don't go there.

    No more Spam pics though please. I have a childhood memory of Spam fritters. I was...
  35. To be fair, I put the MorPhrom app on my phone...

    To be fair, I put the MorPhrom app on my phone and it was updated after each of the first and second doses. I was pleasantly surprised that it worked as promised.

    There is a button on the app for...
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    Families. You have to laugh. Any picture of...

    Families. You have to laugh.

    Any picture of the pruned tree to share?
  37. Everywhere is their 'habitat'. Why are they...

    Everywhere is their 'habitat'. Why are they hunting for it, what are they going to do when they find it? Remind it about what is and is not its habitat?
  38. True to a point. When I go to my son's wedding...

    True to a point. When I go to my son's wedding next year I need to get from UTH to BKK on the way out. The phrasing in the article suggests I will need to travel by bus for the first leg.
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    One revealing sentence here: The reason for...

    One revealing sentence here:

    The reason for the raid was unclear. Police did not immediately reply to a request for comment.

    That would not have been possible 5 years ago. The press would have...
  40. Certainly seems to be not very farang friendly. ...

    Certainly seems to be not very farang friendly.

    Is there a start date suggested? I didn't see one.
  41. Cat, meet pigeons. :smileylaughing:

    Cat, meet pigeons. :smileylaughing:
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    That is a bad thing? :)

    That is a bad thing? :)
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    That's a good thing? :)

    That's a good thing? :)
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    My gf says she likes wood. Ahem. Wood for...

    My gf says she likes wood.

    Ahem.

    Wood for somtam. Stone for red curry and other things.

    That rubber or plastic base is a good idea. You can put it on the kitchen counter without scratching...
  45. That is odd. Nongbualamphu cannot be far from...

    That is odd. Nongbualamphu cannot be far from you. Here we have had a good bit of rain, not too much, just right. The rice farmers are fairly happy, I think. Plenty of water, no floods. A Goldilocks...
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    Maybe they thought Joe Ferrari was on the case.

    Maybe they thought Joe Ferrari was on the case.
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    One of those Yellow-bellied water snakes (aka...

    One of those Yellow-bellied water snakes (aka Rice paddy snake) turned up outside my gate this morning. Quite small, maybe 12 inches or so and sadly deceased. Maybe one of the soi dogs caught it...
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    People say that and a couple of times I asked...

    People say that and a couple of times I asked Chinese friends about it. Educated people, no one knew it as a Chinese saying. It seems that the whole thing is a myth. The origins of the saying are...
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    Simon, I'm sorry to hear they are shifting the...

    Simon, I'm sorry to hear they are shifting the goalposts. Although I am in Thailand it was always my plan to use my MM2H via to retire to Malaysia, now they are planning to make that unaffordable...
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    Yes, the US has a strong base of intelligence...

    Yes, the US has a strong base of intelligence analysts and it is pretty certain that those people were able to give Biden an accurate forecast, except maybe the timeline caught some by surprise. I'm...
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