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    They sent nothing to me. I'll see them...

    They sent nothing to me.

    I'll see them tomorrow to ask why.
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    Fair enough. Then what did he do about it? ...

    Fair enough.

    Then what did he do about it?

    Leadership is about stopping sh*t happening, not letting sh*t happen then telling people how stupid they were.

    And before you go there, I am not...
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    No. Not automatically. I checked and my Bangkok...

    No. Not automatically. I checked and my Bangkok Bank Mastercard was hit multiple times over 3 nights. I don't yet know the extent of the damage, about B30 maybe 100 times, too much scrolling on my...
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    Meanwhile, the central bank tries to pour oil on...

    Meanwhile, the central bank tries to pour oil on troubled waters. Everything's fine, nothing to see here, move along quietly please.

    Evergrande debt woes are manageable, China central bank...
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    Hong Kong audit watchdog investigating...

    Hong Kong audit watchdog investigating Evergrande's 2020 accounts

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's audit regulator said on Friday it had launched an inquiry into China Evergrande Group's accounts...
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    Good news for my son and his colleagues at the...

    Good news for my son and his colleagues at the pork restaurant, they only have a few joints left in the freezer.

    Of course, like the dispensation for HGV drivers, it is only useful if someone...
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    Competitive? Yes, it is winning a race to the...

    Competitive? Yes, it is winning a race to the bottom.

    Funny how another government takes a different position regarding a falling currency.

    Oil price hike and baht depreciation worry Thai...
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    Nice.

    Nice.
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    I don't think I've ever been there! Is there a...

    I don't think I've ever been there!

    Is there a story, leaving before the neighbours wake up or something?
  10. Thread: Dinner

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    A good many of the pics I post on TD seem to lack...

    A good many of the pics I post on TD seem to lack the vibrant colour that I see on my phone. Strange.
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    Possible, I never got a really good look. The...

    Possible, I never got a really good look. The neighbour came over to check it and in the few seconds I was away opening the gate the snake had vanished. The Green cat snake is listed as a nocturnal...
  12. Thread: Daily Moan

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    To be honest, I don't think she ever had a grip...

    To be honest, I don't think she ever had a grip on it in the first place.

    :rofl:
  13. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I was recently taken to task for a 'wall of text'...

    I was recently taken to task for a 'wall of text' without paragraph breaks. :D
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    Golden tree snake? 77190

    Golden tree snake?

    77190
  15. Thread: Daily Moan

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    I went outside and found that the fresh water...

    I went outside and found that the fresh water pipe across the lane to my house had been disconnected from the village water supply. Not at my request. It had been fine. You might think someone could...
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    Luxuries upset xenophobes' utilitarianism,...

    Luxuries upset xenophobes' utilitarianism, redecorating icy eyed snowman.
  17. There were some at Songkran: A total of 277...

    There were some at Songkran:

    A total of 277 people were killed and 2,357 injured in more than 2,300 road accidents during the Songkran holiday this year, according to official data.

    The figures...
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    Is it difficult to get a pig into scuba gear?...

    Is it difficult to get a pig into scuba gear? Cameras are fiddly things under water, can pigs be relied upon to take clear shots?
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    Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness Most...

    Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness

    Most early mornings I get out along the lane for a brisk(ish) walk. Last week Wednesday the air was noticeably different, the first morning for months that...
  20. So here I suggest that the KMT remains...

    So here I suggest that the KMT remains influential in Taiwan politics, it does hold a third of the elected seats, and no sooner do I say that than a poll says the opposite:

    TAIPEI (Taiwan News) —...
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    One son of mine manages a restaurant that...

    One son of mine manages a restaurant that specialises in slow-cooked pig. They started out roasting one British pig at a time and pork is still their core menu.

    Last week a farmer came in to try...
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    Mendip, when the ROV is checking a pipeline, what...

    Mendip, when the ROV is checking a pipeline, what does it actually do? Go from joint to joint and look for bubbles or something more complex than that?
    Are the joints numbered, is there some number...
  23. Now then, about the missing Baht 300,000 ....

    Now then, about the missing Baht 300,000 ....
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    This feather was on the ground. It doesn't look...

    This feather was on the ground. It doesn't look like it belongs to any of the birds I usually see about. Is it something exotic or just the neighbour's chickens?

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    Well done Helge. I went offline for a couple...

    Well done Helge.

    I went offline for a couple of days and as Mendip was passing Greece I was inspired to seek out a bottle of something to celebrate in advance my obvious success in his...
  26. No swallowing here, this was spitting. :) The...

    No swallowing here, this was spitting. :)

    The context was agreeing with Misskit's post about the Chinese getting more strident and the Global Times piece was an example. Nothing more.
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    Did the taste change after Greene King took over...

    Did the taste change after Greene King took over Morland about 20 years ago? I think it did. Still a decent beer, just not the same as it once was.

    Some here will know that the the Old Speckled...
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    In Nongbualamphu there is a lake, the nong bua,...

    In Nongbualamphu there is a lake, the nong bua, around which is a cycleway/jogging loop. The city fathers have invested in an improvement plan, a substantial 2-year contract which makes the area...
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    I visited in the off season when it was still...

    I visited in the off season when it was still very busy. I have seen pictures of the crowds at autumn when it seems there is no empty space to stand. Living there was it possible to get out at dawn...
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    That is tragic. Cassava is classic...

    That is tragic.

    Cassava is classic monoculture, usually a wildlife desert. There are a few cassava areas along my lane and there is nothing to see at any of them as I take my morning...
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    The deal is done, life goes on, I'm staying out...

    The deal is done, life goes on, I'm staying out of the opinions, they serve no useful purpose.

    To address your question directly, I have seen no benefit, nor have my siblings resident in UK. My...
  32. They are certainly getting increasingly strident...

    They are certainly getting increasingly strident with their warnings:

    UPDATE: PLA sends ‘record-breaking 56 aircraft near Taiwan island in a single day’ in consecutive drills
    Published: Oct 04,...
  33. Although I suggested Immigration, it is more...

    Although I suggested Immigration, it is more likely that they'll copy some other countries and have separate booths before Immigration so that you buy your coupon there and hand it in to Immigration....
  34. To be collected by whom? Immigration officers?...

    To be collected by whom? Immigration officers? Nothing could go wrong there. :rofl:
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  36. No mention of Thailand in the long piece at ICIJ....

    No mention of Thailand in the long piece at ICIJ.

    Offshore havens and hidden riches of world leaders and billionaires exposed in unprecedented leak - ICIJ
  37. "The additional cost won't have an impact on...

    "The additional cost won't have an impact on tourists as we want to focus on the quality market,"

    Well, I guess I am not 'quality'.

    I for one reserve the right to moan and grumble continually...
  38. That is certainly the case with everyone I know...

    That is certainly the case with everyone I know there too. Yet people still vote for the KMT.
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    I'm sure your garden is a more comfortable place...

    I'm sure your garden is a more comfortable place without that nest.
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    That is a great shot. There are worse places to...

    That is a great shot. There are worse places to work.
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    Yahoos always have overly obnoxious stance.

    Yahoos always have overly obnoxious stance.
  42. Yes, the RoC declared that officially in 1991,...

    Yes, the RoC declared that officially in 1991, stating that the RoC government claimed jurisdiction only over the territory it controlled. Of course the PRC hasn't reached that point yet and maybe...
  43. And so it continues: US '''concerned''' by...

    And so it continues:

    US '''concerned''' by China'''s incursion into Taiwan'''s defence zone - BBC News


    US 'concerned' by China's incursion into Taiwan's defence zone

    The US has said it is...
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    I don't remember the words but I was very...

    I don't remember the words but I was very impressed by his sarcophagus in the crypt of St. Paul's. There are a few interesting people laid to rest there.
  45. Apart from subjecting the Taiwanese pilots to...

    Apart from subjecting the Taiwanese pilots to fatigue, I think 3 aircraft have crashed in the past year or two, and stretching Taiwan's finances to pay for all the defence arrangements, the usual...
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    Oh, 1805 and all that. I don't remember much, I...

    Oh, 1805 and all that. I don't remember much, I was very young at the time.
  47. These Chinese provocations are pretty much a...

    These Chinese provocations are pretty much a daily occurrence. The Ministry of Defense publish their reports here:

    Ministry Of National Defense R.O.C-News Channel

    Yesterday, Friday, saw the...
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    First sight of Africa?

    First sight of Africa?
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    Nope! That's nearly as good as one of my photos....

    Nope! That's nearly as good as one of my photos. Is there a bird in it?

    Based upon your location, I'd guess the Algarve although I don't suppose that helped you with a special day.
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    That looks to me like what I call Sprouting...

    That looks to me like what I call Sprouting Broccoli. My father used to grow purple sprouting broccoli, it comes in a couple of colours.

    It is softer than the cauliflower-like broccoli that you...
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