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  1. Thread: In Memoriam

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    I read that she had a large collection of these...

    I read that she had a large collection of these neck ruffs or whatever the correct term is and enjoyed wearing the more dramatic ones when giving dissenting opinions. I am sure someone more American...
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    Okay. I am done here. Remember the boy who cried...

    Okay. I am done here. Remember the boy who cried wolf.
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    After the fine and imprisonment come deportation...

    After the fine and imprisonment come deportation and blacklisting. You still have to pay for the deportation flight. Time to get out of Dodge.

    I do have some sympathy for those who thought another...
  4. Hence my comment, a grain of truth (pun...

    Hence my comment, a grain of truth (pun intended.)
    I don't see patenting seeds or other inventions as the crux, surely it is fair that inventors be protected for some limited period of time? To me,...
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    Back when Covid kicked off my visa was about to...

    Back when Covid kicked off my visa was about to expire and the British Embassy sent me a letter by email which Immigration had told me they would accept because of the unusual circumstances. In the...
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    Grinding rice in natural dishes is naively...

    Grinding rice in natural dishes is naively gratifying.
  7. Well, I read through it but I didn't come away...

    Well, I read through it but I didn't come away better informed.

    It starts with a prejudicial title "How We Can Resist His War on Life". His malaria work which no pharmaceutical corporation or...
  8. Thread: I made wine

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    I have some preservative-free grape juice. I made...

    I have some preservative-free grape juice. I made a trial bottle with the baker's yeast and it seems to be going steadily, although still 3 more weeks until it will be drinkable.

    I have a packet...
  9. Indeed it does and in the absence of any update...

    Indeed it does and in the absence of any update from the OP I suggest we speculate wildly and create a fanciful narrative which, with the passage of time, could become the definitive story.
    Based...
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    57816 Last night's accompaniment to dinner. I...

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    Last night's accompaniment to dinner.
    I have become tired of the Isan options over the course of this year and decided it was time to try something different.
    The only challenge now is to...
  11. Thread: I made wine

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    57815 Time to go large or go home. I spotted...

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    Time to go large or go home.
    I spotted these by chance on Lazada. They are indexed in English as carboys, whilst I would call them demijohns.
    I figure it is pretty much the same amount of...
  12. Thread: SCB text

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    Surely you are not suggesting that Thai banks do...

    Surely you are not suggesting that Thai banks do not compete in a transparent free market? I am shocked and horrified. :)
  13. Thread: SCB text

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    Quite possibly Covid related.The banks are not...

    Quite possibly Covid related.The banks are not making as much money as they want, so adding charges.

    A friend of mine has his pension in USD and takes THB out of the bank locally. He used SCB for...
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    Too obviously otiose.

    Too obviously otiose.
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    a piece of ammonite from the Lower Cretaceous...

    a piece of ammonite from the Lower Cretaceous chalk marl

    There she was hoping for a new iPad.

    For the missus: a lump of lovely Millstone Grit.
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    https://www.countryfile.com/go-outdoors/walks/how-...

    https://www.countryfile.com/go-outdoors/walks/how-dangerous-are-cows-to-walkers/


    https://theconversation.com/when-cows-attack-how-dangerous-are-cattle-and-how-can-you-stay-safe-around-them-79524...
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    The gf reports that the killer was a female...

    The gf reports that the killer was a female police officer from Suvarnabhumi.
    Jealousy. Straightforward.
    I had wondered how she got 4 head shots in. Usually when you shoot something it moves, so...
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    Is that the same area where the pestles and...

    Is that the same area where the pestles and mortars come from? Years ago I was taken somewhere in that direction and came away with this small but heavy souvenir. Special stone down that way, I was...
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    Let's not rush this. Four in the head. That's...

    Let's not rush this.

    Four in the head. That's not a pro but it is very, very bitter.
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    Love these old pics. That is a pair of rather...

    Love these old pics. That is a pair of rather unhappy looking waterboos.
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    Absolutely. A walk in the park. All my mates...

    Absolutely.
    A walk in the park.
    All my mates need is a private jet.
    They'll be flocking here in no time.
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    Gamesmanship actually means employing...

    Gamesmanship actually means employing sportsmanlike methods and never simply hurting innocent players.
  23. Hmm. Uzbekistan or Thailand with the fiancee....

    Hmm. Uzbekistan or Thailand with the fiancee. Tough choice.

    On a serious note, has he been in contact or totally vanished?
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    Good thread and lovely snaps of Somerset in the...

    Good thread and lovely snaps of Somerset in the sunshine. Looks like you have been lucky with the weather.

    Question: Is that the world's smallest pork pie?

    Observation: The two dead trees have...
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    Agreed. THere was a relatively modest (for TD)...

    Agreed. THere was a relatively modest (for TD) step into the swamp but generally posters are on topic.
    Lacking clear information we have mainly speculation. Which I think is still on topic because...
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    Yes, fascinating. Never heard of him before and...

    Yes, fascinating. Never heard of him before and wish I had.
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    First time I scanned this thread I thought that I...

    First time I scanned this thread I thought that I had read this long ago. Then I realised that I had read Warren's much earlier book about Thompson. At that time some key characters were very much...
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    Please tell me that is some nightmare culled from...

    Please tell me that is some nightmare culled from the Internet and not something that has graced TC's dinner table.
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    The OED says: canklePronunciation /ˈkaŋk(ə)l/...

    The OED says:

    canklePronunciation /ˈkaŋk(ə)l/

    nouninformal A woman's fat or swollen ankle whose flesh merges unattractively with that of the calf.


    OriginEarly 21st century blend of calf...
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    Another very interesting observation. I was in...

    Another very interesting observation. I was in Bangkok over 30 years ago and I cannot say that I really notice a huge difference in the weather between then and now. However, the gf grew up here in...
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    Kerfuffle made me think of another oddity that...

    Kerfuffle made me think of another oddity that might be teetering on the edge of extinction:

    Palaver

    Does anybody use that nowadays?
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    Fair points. They still have to do something to...

    Fair points. They still have to do something to demonstrate that their accommodation is covered and I can only speculate how Immigration will be with someone, for example, staying 6 months rent free...
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    Fair points. They still have to do something to...

    Fair points. They still have to do something to demonstrate that their accommodation is covered and I can only speculate how Immigration will be with someone, for example, staying 6 months rent free...
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    Even if borders open up, people still have to buy...

    Even if borders open up, people still have to buy expensive air tickets then, apparently, can only get the extendable visa if accommodation is paid up front and then there is the mandatory insurance....
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    Stature tests assess tall unicorns' rising...

    Stature tests assess tall unicorns' rising elevation.
  36. Thread: Dinner

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    Yes, like my half-finished wall, which remains,...

    Yes, like my half-finished wall, which remains, erm, half-finished. Next thing you know the rice harvesting will be upon us and the wirkers will all vanish for a month.

    Dinner looks great, by the...
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    Sausage rolls. I might need to rethink that...

    Sausage rolls.

    I might need to rethink that 103.5.
  38. It's a T I G E R.

    It's a T I G E R.
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    Those of us here who have been divers probably...

    Those of us here who have been divers probably share your angst. Together with a sense of helplessness. No rational person supports this wanton destruction.
    The question is, next time I buy a piece...
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    103.5

    103.5
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    Showdown happened over weekend, down one wife now.

    Showdown happened over weekend, down one wife now.
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    Blazing sun? You can't have watched cricket in...

    Blazing sun? You can't have watched cricket in England. 555
  43. Thread: I made wine

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    Absolutely. Unselfishly sacrificing my body to...

    Absolutely. Unselfishly sacrificing my body to science, me.
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    Australia understands some tests really are lost...

    Australia understands some tests really are lost in advance.

    :sorry1:
  45. Surprising because not too far away from you in...

    Surprising because not too far away from you in Nongbualamphu the workmen here gave up mid-morning when it rained heavily for a while. Since then it has been on and off, mainly on.
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    I hope it all works out for you.

    I hope it all works out for you.
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    for showing that knives manufactured from frozen...

    for showing that knives manufactured from frozen human faeces do not work well.

    The mind boggles. They didn't work well, so maybe they worked a bit? Do you think it was the slicing, the stabbing...
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    Debacles ended British Asian courtly lovelies'...

    Debacles ended British Asian courtly lovelies' escapades - somewhat.
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    Strange. I have always done the Laos trip for the...

    Strange. I have always done the Laos trip for the Non-B, then back to get the work permit, then to Immigration to extend the Non-B to match the contract and Work Permit date.
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    No quarantines or self-isolation to worry about?...

    No quarantines or self-isolation to worry about?

    Have a wonderful trip. Remember: tea and, if you must, Spam.
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