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    And me too - almost in mourning for what we have...

    And me too - almost in mourning for what we have lost. I would imagine that in the future Democrats will venerate Obama just as the Republicans did for Reagan before Trump. Not at all sure what...
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    All the news that fits the narrative. Not only...

    All the news that fits the narrative. Not only the 'opinion' side, but the news side too


    Fox News removed photos accompanying its coverage of Seattle’s demonstrations from its website on Friday...
  3. Remember the Black Panthers with long guns in the...

    Remember the Black Panthers with long guns in the California State Capitol in 1967. At least we had the foresight to pass a law against such foolishness.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulford_Act
  4. Thread: Airline News

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    We made reservations on ANA for...

    We made reservations on ANA for SFO-Haneda-Bangkok July 1 returning September 1. Reservation was made through UAL to take advantage to use the value of a self-cancelled U.S. domestic flight to a...
  5. Belize - back in 1979 before television and when...

    Belize - back in 1979 before television and when lobster was cheaper than chicken on the islands - spent a month there on a Pearson Ariel. Haven't had any desire to return - been there, done that
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    When EVA cancelled our April 23rd return flight...

    When EVA cancelled our April 23rd return flight back to SF they refunded the cost of the flights within a week to my wife's credit card.
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    Southern Mexico and Guatemala...

    Southern Mexico and Guatemala 485394854048541485424854348545
  8. As expenses here and back in the U.S. have...

    As expenses here and back in the U.S. have contracted to not much more than our fixed costs because of stay at home orders while our income has remained constant we recycled our $2,400 Federal...
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    I noted a number of U.S. citizens in this thread...

    I noted a number of U.S. citizens in this thread - a very helpful website for Embassy help upon your (or your wife's demise if she is also a U.S. citizen) is...
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    At least here in California a white Prius says...

    At least here in California a white Prius says government agency (remember my struggles to get one out of the car pool lot back when they were new and I didn't understand the key thing).
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    Live just outside of downtown Berkeley and have...

    Live just outside of downtown Berkeley and have grown more and more despairing of there ever being a solution here for many of the homeless on our streets. Served on the City housing commission, but...
  12. For U.S. residents/citizens eligible for...

    For U.S. residents/citizens eligible for Medicare, there is a right of returning persons to enroll or re-enroll in Medicare within two months of their return from overseas residence under what they...
  13. The headline is misleading, as they also banned...

    The headline is misleading, as they also banned Louis Farrakhan from the Nation of Islam. Far right and far left meet under the same aluminum foil tent.
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    Save the photos of the goats in the tree for when...

    Save the photos of the goats in the tree for when your significant other oohs and aahs about argan oil in her shampoo/lotion/face cream - remember traditionally argan nuts first 'pass through' the...
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    I keep coming back to censure by the House as a...

    I keep coming back to censure by the House as a alternative to impeachment. It would probably qualify as an exception to rules about grand jury secrecy and provide more focused exposure rather than...
  16. We use UA for US domestic flights using Mileage...

    We use UA for US domestic flights using Mileage Plus miles as it allows routing into smaller cities without extortionate fares while leaving open the possibility of returning from another airport...
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    Have cleared out some things I did not connect...

    Have cleared out some things I did not connect with (Omega watches to nephews, Tiffany vase to EBay, and WW II Axis medals to an English dealer) as they would have no value or understanding here in...
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    COMPONENT YOUR VALUE STANDARD RANGE ...

    COMPONENT
    YOUR VALUE
    STANDARD RANGE


    Cholesterol
    187 mg/dL
    <=239 mg/dL
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    #283 but I was already out by then and in my...

    #283 but I was already out by then and in my local community college.
  20. OK will pick up a 'Nano' brand covered box (used...

    OK will pick up a 'Nano' brand covered box (used one on the front porch outlet) and take a close look at the wire routing when we switch it out.
  21. Oh no big house unless they win the lottery, this...

    Oh no big house unless they win the lottery, this is to get them out of our house where they have been living in his childhood bedroom and into something nice (and one door down from her mom). Look...
  22. Guess the two ideas ran into each other. The...

    Guess the two ideas ran into each other. The house as is would be adequate temporary on-site lodging during construction and later on-site daycare gardening/ maintenance/security by in-laws. The...
  23. Thanks, will look for a childproof blanking dummy...

    Thanks, will look for a childproof blanking dummy plug and use tape for now
  24. Well the son got the paint color choice and the...

    Well the son got the paint color choice and the daughter-in-law picked out the tiles. The flat roof (Blue scope Zincalume 150) was chosen by us for solar reflectance and long life.
  25. Simple village-style home for son/daughter-in-law

    Just completed construction of a 55 square meter one-bedroom one-bath home in southern Buri Ram just off Hwy 24 between Nang Rong and Prakhon Chai on some nearby built-up land my wife has owned for...
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    My wife complained about the brightness of the...

    My wife complained about the brightness of the headlamps on our 2013 Chevrolet Spin. We replaced the H4 bulbs with OSRAM Night Breaker and they do seem to be brighter. A google search will pull up...
  27. Opened a fixed term account at Bangkok Bank's...

    Opened a fixed term account at Bangkok Bank's Nang Rong (Buri Ram) branch in late December to receive my 800K retirement "hostage" account so I can use my regular savings account through ATM and...
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    He became vice president by appointment and...

    He became vice president by appointment and confirmation after the resignation of Spiro (of Silent Majority fame) Agnew. He in turn appointed and congress confirmed Nelson Rockefeller.
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    Not so fast - Pence gets indicted or can't...

    Not so fast -

    Pence gets indicted or can't continue; trump appoints a new veep....for pelosi to take over, trump and pence would have to be shot or something similar at about the same time or...
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    USD 5 to NY and .25% to Bangkok (min 200 baht,...

    USD 5 to NY and .25% to Bangkok (min 200 baht, max 500 baht) then the TT rate. The problem I found was the slowness compared to wires and the $2,000 USD limit.
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    A helpful brochure on receiving benefits while...

    A helpful brochure on receiving benefits while living overseas is found by searching for social security publication 10137.

    We are not full time residents here and see no need to deal with all...
  32. Actually the IRS will provide a transcript of...

    Actually the IRS will provide a transcript of filed taxes, but it is only line numbers and amounts so it would be of limited use to immigration which after all is more concerned with money coming...
  33. Quick question. How many years was she a...

    Quick question. How many years was she a permanent resident? If five or more years she can receive survivor's benefits in Thailand on your demise based on your earnings. For my wife this gives...
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    That was the Bay Bridge from Oakland to San...

    That was the Bay Bridge from Oakland to San Francisco. The first photo was of the new eastern span that cost ?$6-8 billion and almost twenty years to replace the earlier span that failed in the 1989...
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    I note that the Trump thread has finally reached...

    I note that the Trump thread has finally reached page 666 which is the mark of the beast - who will save his country and the world from his mendacity?
  36. Thread: Old Memories

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    The saddest thing I ever had said about me was I...

    The saddest thing I ever had said about me was I ended up with the good memory while my ex ended up with the good memories.

    That said I remember my home phone number from fifty-years ago (rotary...
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    After breaking into our primary school on the...

    After breaking into our primary school on the weekend third grader Howie N laid a turd on the piano keys and closed the cover of Ms Merriman's music room piano in revenge for making him sing.
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    Chain migration such as sponsoring one's parents?...

    Chain migration such as sponsoring one's parents?

    The parents of first lady Melania Trump have become legal permanent residents of the United States and are close to obtaining their citizenship,...
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    The Navy Admiral and his Chief of Staff I worked...

    The Navy Admiral and his Chief of Staff I worked for had 6 Filipino stewards who were able to enlist as part of a continuing program from the U.S. occupation of their homeland. Not sure if could...
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    I have long thought that 20 for the draft and the...

    I have long thought that 20 for the draft and the brief monkhood stint and is leaving things too late and only encourages young men to waste three or four years waiting their lottery draw after...
  41. The 10-year (5+5) visa appears to be aimed at...

    The 10-year (5+5) visa appears to be aimed at single, (unmarried to a Thai national) under fifty who are not eligible for family or retirement extensions. The comparison should be to the 500k Elite...
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    I certainly still have my dogtags (the only way I...

    I certainly still have my dogtags (the only way I can remember my blood type) and I think I have my National Defense Service Medal somewhere. The only benefit I ever received was the GI Bill...
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    Pruitt for Sessions - may not be so easy: ...

    Pruitt for Sessions - may not be so easy:

    Having fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in cold blood this week, President Donald Trump is reportedly now turning a gimlet eye to Attorney General...
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    Quit for >10 years after smoking for the previous...

    Quit for >10 years after smoking for the previous 24-years. Used a smoking cessation research program at our local hospital to quit. Their method principally was a bit of discussion and then...
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    Lazada (now owned by Alibaba) has worked for us. ...

    Lazada (now owned by Alibaba) has worked for us. We almost always get a call from their delivery service (here typically Kerry Express). Returns have been hassle free (wrong items - one our fault,...
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    Poll: I am sinister and have often been acused of being...

    I am sinister and have often been acused of being gauche, but never adroit and seldom right.
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    We have Kenichi Yamamoto to thank for the Miata...

    We have Kenichi Yamamoto to thank for the Miata (and the commercialization of the Wankel (AKA Rotary) engine. He died December 20th:
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    Zenni Optical used Hong Kong Post to ship a set...

    Zenni Optical used Hong Kong Post to ship a set of replacement frames - $20 for the frames (1/2 off of the list price when ordering without lenses) and $10 for the shipping. Cleared through Thai...
  49. Does anyone have any knowledge of how persons on...

    Does anyone have any knowledge of how persons on extension of stay who become disabled handle renewals? I am moving to a marriage extension with a 400k term deposit as I doubt that my wife could...
  50. Thread: Name That Car

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    No, it is a 1965 Giulia Sprint Speciale with...

    No, it is a 1965 Giulia Sprint Speciale with special coachwork by Bertone from the design by Scaglione. This one with the 1600 cc engine, but even the earlier 1300 cc Giulietta was claimed to...
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