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    Did you read my post, Lao, no Thai visa, cross...

    Did you read my post, Lao, no Thai visa, cross the border, how can they ban me if I had no visa in the first place.
    Cambodians. Laotians busted by the 100,000s every year, bused back to the border....
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    Bit of a problem there, last time i had 400,000...

    Bit of a problem there, last time i had 400,000 Baht in the bank, took the wife and kids back to OZ, 2 terms at school to get thier English up to speed.
    Can't show an income, live from rubber...
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    Kind of lost me there, 1.900 Baht you can get a...

    Kind of lost me there, 1.900 Baht you can get a years worth of extensions of stay, please tell me more, never head of that.





    :)
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    You know where I live, no immigration offices, no...

    You know where I live, no immigration offices, no police, border troops only, in 17 years out here have never been asked for my passport, visa wise.
    Years ago had a police address check, not for a...
  5. How do Chinese tourist spend $18 billion US a...

    How do Chinese tourist spend $18 billion US a year, most are zero dollar tourist, everything is paid for in China, air tickets, hotels {Chinese owned] shop in chink shops using Chinese credit cards....
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    Did my multi O spouse border run yesterday, Chong...

    Did my multi O spouse border run yesterday, Chong Mek, no problems at all, if anything they seem to have got the new finger print system working properly
    immigration is faster than ever, passport...
  7. Wrong, laws are there, problem is most [ my area...

    Wrong, laws are there, problem is most [ my area ] and many areas around the country just don't understand the laws.
    Local beliefs and national/Federal laws are miles apart, first land I bought...
  8. Depends on where you are, millionaires row in BKK...

    Depends on where you are, millionaires row in BKK are stricter than jungle village in out nowhere Issan.
    Once you have planning and building permission, whether from the village head Orbitor...
  9. Guess depends on what you mean by alternative,...

    Guess depends on what you mean by alternative, facebook market Thailand
    has adds for shipping container homes, one bedroom 2 story starting at 150,000 Baht, prefabricated laminated chip board homes...
  10. I live next to the Lao land border, mountains and...

    I live next to the Lao land border, mountains and jungle, water table a few meters under ground, we have a well, takes a long time for ground water to seep through.
    Lived in NZ for a time. went down...
  11. Everyone dies Terry, no matter how much insurance...

    Everyone dies Terry, no matter how much insurance you have, an extra year or 2 is of little importance. You can just hope you go to bed and not wake up one morning.

    If your fear is a painful...
  12. Seems to me, live in a small village, mostly...

    Seems to me, live in a small village, mostly jungle area, aging population and they die at home in their own bed with dignity. Most check out of the hospitals and come home to die with family. Can...
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    Did you not say that Trump was a time travelling...

    Did you not say that Trump was a time travelling lizard man and I live in a fantasy world, get real.
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    Enlighten me Fairy, how much has the unemployment...

    Enlighten me Fairy, how much has the unemployment rate increased since Trump came to power.
  15. There were 3 farangs in my area but on the main...

    There were 3 farangs in my area but on the main road 2 are now dead, so sad to bad. As said before I am, army, border troop area, Thai police 7 KM from me,
    they won't come out here in uniform. ...
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    What's the unemployed rate under Trump, lots of...

    What's the unemployed rate under Trump, lots of new jobs, people like you would prefer poverty, homelessness, screw the poor into the ground, as that's better than Trump.
  17. Interesting SA, web site says HMRC is where you...

    Interesting SA, web site says HMRC is where you get your NI number from, you say different, can you tell me which agency I need to go to.
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    Yep, the homeless Vet, sleeping in the street,...

    Yep, the homeless Vet, sleeping in the street, who now has a job and can afford a trailer part home is going to vote himself/her back to a door way.
  19. i have had one police address check in 17 years, ...

    i have had one police address check in 17 years, not many farangs out this way, 3 or 4 at the time I think.
    Guy died, Norwegian, but they couldn't find his passport, Norwegians had no record of...
  20. Not my experience, lost my NI card years ago, had...

    Not my experience, lost my NI card years ago, had no idea of the number, tried to get it from HMRC who control the system, filled in all the address, employment etc. details.
    I am still in the UK by...
  21. As said no police where I live, border country,...

    As said no police where I live, border country, but the cops down the road will do as the district Governor says, transfers to Yala can be arranged.
    Cops may play the power game, but in real life...
  22. Call me a parotid, skeptic, but as someone...

    Call me a parotid, skeptic, but as someone posted, lots of planes took off from that airport, the Ukraine plane was delayed by and hour, which other plane was in that time slot. Planes have...
  23. You need a permit for wells, no permit and the...

    You need a permit for wells, no permit and the Government can stop you taking water. Laws are there, whether they are enforced is a different question. I have a well, pump for household water, as do...
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    When did I say I believe Trump, or any other...

    When did I say I believe Trump, or any other politician, the anti trumpers have got it wrong every time on this forum

    So why would I believe they have it right this time around, Trump, good or...
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    Seems that you and the rest of the anti Trump...

    Seems that you and the rest of the anti Trump nutters have got everything wrong from day one.
    Not a betting man, but if you people are anything to go by, your predictions, Trump is a shoe in for...
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    Yes, next day 2pm, so stuck overnight in the...

    Yes, next day 2pm, so stuck overnight in the most boring place I have been.
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    Savanhket multi O spouse, Tuesday.

    Did my multi O spouse in Savanhket on Tuesday, same as every year or so. I use the form fillers across the road, 100 Baht. You can do it your self, but they know what's wanted on the day. Tuesday...
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    Sticky: https://in.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-rubber/...

    https://in.reuters.com/article/us-thailand-rubber/top-rubber-producer-thailand-hit-by-fungal-disease-outbreak-idINKBN1X0118?fbclid=IwAR3Pc1l61OSYXSDP3Z2DxNlHEW9-Q3ZWd3V4k8jjuntMz7dR4g3DO1P7E_g
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  29. Just did a google, seems no international flights...

    Just did a google, seems no international flights land in Sav.
    BKK to Savanhket, stops in Pakse, so guessing you get your VOA there.
  30. Something odd about this story, or more to it....

    Something odd about this story, or more to it.
    Not issuing Visa on arrival is not going to effect ASEAN passport holders, they get something similar to a visa exempt.

    Never heard of some of these...
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    Sticky: I just sold 400 kilo's today, gate price 13 Baht,...

    I just sold 400 kilo's today, gate price 13 Baht, would have waited to get enough to get the 14 Baht for bulk, but it's rice harvest time, those tappers are off to harvest for a few days.

    In these...
  32. Some people can write a book out of a simple news...

    Some people can write a book out of a simple news article.

    Thailand is a big player and getting bigger in the retirement sheltered accommodation, age care, nursing homes, or un PC, old peoples...
  33. Unfortunately I'm off to renew my multi O there...

    Unfortunately I'm off to renew my multi O there on the 4 th of November, stay a night in Mukdahan, then over early to get the application in.
    Fined the place boring and expensive, only up side,...
  34. Was tried in the UK, think I was still still a...

    Was tried in the UK, think I was still still a cop at the time, problem was non payments of fines carry jail time.
    Joe Smith gets done for speeding, on the dole, no money, court gives a 10 pound...
  35. Think he means, just another politician spouting...

    Think he means, just another politician spouting some hot air to get 15 minutes of press time.


    Quote [The rule takes effect at the end of the month to ensure the visitors can afford treatment...
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    Sticky: ]You just got me thinking back and how the rubber...

    ]You just got me thinking back and how the rubber times have changed.
    Years ago, when we didn't even have our own producing rubber trees, the factory was buying liquid latex [on you tube] we made $1...
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    Sticky: Costs would need to be worked out over a year,...

    Costs would need to be worked out over a year, over to thaiguzzi, he keeps records.

    Saying that, this time of year, some acid and paint on anti fungal powered, not much, biggest cost is tappers,...
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    Sticky: Sold 800 kg of cup today, gate price is 13 baht...

    Sold 800 kg of cup today, gate price is 13 baht [we got 14, size does count] can live, but not good.
    Still raining here, raining now, rains most days, but only for an hour or 2, so tapping is on...
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    Sticky: Think this will not be over for awhile, the knock...

    Think this will not be over for awhile, the knock on effect will go on for months.

    Posted over a year ago about how the Chinese rubber buyers were borrowing from the banks using warehouses of...
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    Sticky: Just when you think it can't get worse, it does,...

    Just when you think it can't get worse, it does, rubber prices going through the floor, why.
    Biggest rubber trading company in China has gone broke, seems to have been missed by the so called...
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    Sticky: Just read through the forestry act, or the...

    Just read through the forestry act, or the pertinent parts, logging concessions, or as it says monopoly's are issued by the minister.

    These licenses are passed down through inheritance, so Joe...
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    Sticky: I'm missing something here, cheapest rubber wood...

    I'm missing something here, cheapest rubber wood is for pulp, to make paper, as said trees are about 1,000 kilos, take away the unusable stuff. Pulp logs go for $100 US a metric ton, or there about....
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    Sticky: Prices are on Alibaba, hard to make sense of any...

    Prices are on Alibaba, hard to make sense of any grading system, saw dust up to dressed timber.

    Eg RUBBER WOOD LOG FROM FRESH FOREST IN VIETNAM FOR EXPORT



    FOB Reference Price:Get Latest...
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    Sticky: [QUOTE=thaiguzzi;4009777]??? Most provinces have...

    [QUOTE=thaiguzzi;4009777]???
    Most provinces have an ag dept where the government will pay you a modest amount to have your trees cut down.


    Never figured this rubber lumber thing out, been up on...
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    Sticky: Got to say this is the worse rubber season [so...

    Got to say this is the worse rubber season [so far] that we have had, very dry to start, trees went dormant, normally we tap all year. Some plantations shut down where others are coming back on line,...
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    Sticky: At least you are getting some rubber, still...

    At least you are getting some rubber, still raining here on and off. No money for beer and that's as bad as it gets.
  47. I live in Ubon province, it's raining now and has...

    I live in Ubon province, it's raining now and has been for over 2 months, get a lot of rain here.
    Last few weeks it's been really coming down, have 2 plantations that have been cut off for weeks,...
  48. Tessaban is town, it controls land use in the...

    Tessaban is town, it controls land use in the town limits, same as a village controls building in it's area. villages and Tassabans are residential areas by there very nature.

    Once you leave the...
  49. Very complex subject, land titles and use, there...

    Very complex subject, land titles and use, there are more types of land titles than most think.

    Since the introduction of the cadastral land system in Thailand, things have changed greatly, that's...
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    Sticky: Forget the idea, lots of reasons, first no money...

    Forget the idea, lots of reasons, first no money in it at today's prices.
    Next, you will end up in big trouble, this no problem, no one cares, Thai attitude won't work, lots of people care, the list...
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