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    A big shout out to the supply guys... Takes a...

    A big shout out to the supply guys...

    Takes a whole lotta shit to keep a mini-city floating airport stocked and supplied. Lots of hungry mouths to feed, armament to store, and costs quite a bit to...
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    Good answer - could never figure out the rich....

    Good answer - could never figure out the rich. Got far more money than they'll ever spend. Why work and subject yourself to the constant bullshit... Insanity
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    Sticky: The real problem with the possible vaccine(s) in...

    The real problem with the possible vaccine(s) in the rushed timeline, justified by the damage done, is that possible underlying long-term problems that may well exist could be missed. For those...
  4. TD, thanks for the report. Great report full of...

    TD, thanks for the report. Great report full of detail. First hand experience worth its weight.
    :tumbs:
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    And, that comparative question is always asked

    And, that comparative question is always asked
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    Willy says Trump is smarter than a teacher :)

    Willy says Trump is smarter than a teacher :)
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    Friends visit for a quick visit. Of course, a few...

    Friends visit for a quick visit. Of course, a few select courses from the Som Tum Vendor along with sticky rice and roast chicken legs. Good conversation over a very enjoyable set of selections.
    ...
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    Yes and no - we agree, just explain it in...

    Yes and no - we agree, just explain it in different terms. The philosophy is appropriate to the worlds's wealthiest, the article pertains to those who become fixated with money and, as you say, save...
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    A good read. On a personal note - it is far...

    A good read.

    On a personal note - it is far overthinking it for the likes of me. I followed the basic philosophy of savings a potion of my income for retirement while I was working. That plan...
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    Sticky: Covid-19 Vaccine - Where we are The Race for...

    Covid-19 Vaccine - Where we are


    The Race for a Vaccine Explained
    September 28, 2020

    An overview of the current status of Covid-19 vaccine research, possible timelines for approvals and the...
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    Here in Thailand, no man cave. Computer/exercise...

    Here in Thailand, no man cave. Computer/exercise room. No picture needed, we all know what a computer and treadmill look like.

    I dug deep through some old digital photos. Circa 2005 - my old man...
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    Monk leading services 58306 58310 Buddha's...

    Monk leading services
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    Buddha's
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    view into tunnel/hall
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    Candle Float 5830158302 candle color by day...

    Candle Float
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    candle color by day of birth
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    wax disks by year of birth
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    Monk leading services
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    Map 58296 Worship Tunnel/Hall 58297...

    Map
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    Wat Khao Tham Thiam

    Better half bored at home – sure cure for boredom is to spend some cold hard cash – Shopping…

    Haven’t been up into the rice fields of Suphan Buri in a few months so off we go. First of course to...
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    :rofl:

    :rofl:
  17. Don’t hold your breath – below are excerpts from...

    Don’t hold your breath – below are excerpts from an “Opinion” piece in the NY Times. Disclaimer – this is from an “Opinion” piece.

    Opinion | How Long Will a Vaccine Really Take? - The New York...
  18. Thread: Daily Moan

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    The problem should be tossed. or, perhaps...

    The problem should be tossed.



    or, perhaps the textbook...
  19. Thread: I cried today

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    Big men don't cry - 58168 only girlie men...

    Big men don't cry -
    58168 only girlie men...
  20. The welcome news I excerpt from the article...

    The welcome news I excerpt from the article "Non-immigrant visa holders,... are now allowed entry."

    A very large problem in the restrictive entry criteria was the exclusion of retirees. Most will...
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    sorry there elche, can't connect the dots My...

    sorry there elche, can't connect the dots


    My diversified nest egg invested in the markets has returned about 5% per annum averaged over the past 20 years.

    Raising taxes disrupts markets.
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    Bush's presidency was defined by airliners...

    Bush's presidency was defined by airliners crashing into skyscrapers
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    Deaths per million of population 58161 Seems...

    Deaths per million of population
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    Seems there's a pandemic going on
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    That is an opinion. Here is some of the bad Trump...

    That is an opinion. Here is some of the bad Trump stuff we heard about in four short years - things the Democrats have hung their hats on;

    Russian Collusion, North Korea, Michael Flynn, China,...
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    I reside in Thailand.

    I reside in Thailand.
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    4 signs the stock market is overheating by...

    4 signs the stock market is overheating
    by Jesse Solomon @JesseSolomonCNNJuly 1, 2014: 12:10 AM ET

    We've been hearing about this overheated market for a long, long, long time. I made a decent...
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    ^^ Is this an example of a legitimate discussion...

    ^^ Is this an example of a legitimate discussion devolving into the deep dark abyss of name calling? Yes, it is :no: :sad2:
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    I voted as it is not only a privilege but a...

    I voted as it is not only a privilege but a responsibility. If you shirk your responsibility and do not vote you do not have the right to voice an opinion.

    As far as the Trump presidency - he is...
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    Actually, as a resident of Thailand I have very...

    Actually, as a resident of Thailand I have very little, actually no concern with who wins. People hang their hats on the talking head aka potus - the folks who control the game are the 535...
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    done and dusted - ballots on a slow boat to Port...

    done and dusted - ballots on a slow boat to Port Newark - registered in the battleground state of Pennsylvania so a weighted ballot

    1 in 440k in my county - bound to be the tie breaker :)
  31. More foreigners to be allowed entry into the country

    More foreigners to be allowed entry into the country

    More foreigners to be allowed entry into the country
    By The Nation September 28, 2020

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    Dr Taweesin Visanuyothin

    The...
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    There's always a reason. :rolleyes: And it always...

    There's always a reason. :rolleyes: And it always boils down to the almighty dollar. 'tis the best show in town...

    redacted for size

    TV's Debates, Election Coverage Spur Advertiser Rush to...
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    Let the Debates Begin... :chitown: US election...

    Let the Debates Begin... :chitown:

    US election 2020: When is the Trump v Biden presidential debate? - BBC News

    When - and where - are the Trump v Biden debates?

    There are three...
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    Well, you can figure this news will blow over and...

    Well, you can figure this news will blow over and be past history long before a reasonable New Normal tourist industry manifests itself.

    Right now I'm fairly certain any potential tourists are...
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    His responsibility will be in declaring the...

    His responsibility will be in declaring the monies in dividends, securities, etc. he receives.


    I will pretty much guarantee that each and every Trump tax return is audited specifically looking...
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    Say what you all want. I've been dealing with the...

    Say what you all want. I've been dealing with the convoluted, ridiculously complex USA Tax Code for decades. Both personal and business.

    The myth of the 70,000-page federal tax code - Vox
    "The...
  37. Thread: Dinner

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    Yea, today, more Thai food. But, another fine set...

    Yea, today, more Thai food. But, another fine set of tastebud ticklers. This from the open air market right outside our Moo Baan. Really don’t shop there much as it’s just a bit too far a walk to lug...
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    Out and about returning home stopped at a local...

    Out and about returning home stopped at a local open air market and picked up dinner. Upon arrival found a care package from our neighbors with Popia and Pizza. A bit of food stuffs shuffling and our...
  39. Thread: Daily Moan

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    cause and effect We know the effect, care to...

    cause and effect

    We know the effect, care to enlighten us on the cause?
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    Well – I travel quite a bit to parts unknown and...

    Well – I travel quite a bit to parts unknown and on occasion have picked pretty poor accommodations sight unseen for an overnight. No big deal as it’s only an overnight.

    For a minivaca where I’ll...
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    There are always two sides... Rating 4.5...

    There are always two sides...


    Rating 4.5 out of 5 Excellent based on 1,920 traveler reviews

    #10 of 85 hotels in Ko Chang

    Traveler rating
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    No sauce - she just cooked it very fast on a high...

    No sauce - she just cooked it very fast on a high flame... tasted fine and wasn't dry

    She most certainly knows how to cook and I've never been disappointed by the fare she makes. Double-edged...
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    :bananaman:


    57957
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    Nope, not me, haven't hit the 65 number yet, in...

    Nope, not me, haven't hit the 65 number yet, in the future, although not the far future.

    But, as a resident of Thailand, why should I care what Donald Trump says? :rolleyes:
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    For the betting man... US Election 2020 Odds:...

    For the betting man...

    US Election 2020 Odds: 80% Of Money Wagered Is On Donald Trump | Insight| OddsChecker

    US Presidential Election 2020 Odds: 80% Of Money Wagered Is On Donald Trump Winning...
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    So, red letter day with the Moo Baan Truck Vendor...

    So, red letter day with the Moo Baan Truck Vendor – goong, nice sized medium/large THB 10 per. So, a dozen goong, a mix of veggies and a bit fruit. THB 200. Can’t be beat. Thai food centering around...
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    YD - didn't read this thread - but, did you email...

    YD - didn't read this thread - but, did you email your embassy and ask for their help?
  48. 25 years ago - my actual marriage took about...

    25 years ago - my actual marriage took about three hours - that is three hours to register the marriage in Bangkok.

    Prior to the registration you have a paperwork drill. Marriage in Thailand 25...
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    A bit of travel this afternoon, stopped at one of...

    A bit of travel this afternoon, stopped at one of the open air markets for dinner; khao ka pi, spiced ground pork, som tum, Vietnamese spring rolls followed by a dessert of som oh

    khao ka pi...
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    Well, re-reviewed the video. This is the...

    Well, re-reviewed the video. This is the rigmarole;

    1) Thailand opens for the STV visa. 90 day minimum stay – 270 day maximum (2 ninety day extensions).

    Want to go here's the drill:

    2)...
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