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  1. Funny, I didn't take it that way, only as a...

    Funny, I didn't take it that way, only as a clarification, because we don't have an English word like Doctress.

    Anyway, the key point is that a doctor in a private hospital can be dismissed for...
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    After a few false starts and a government officer...

    After a few false starts and a government officer who was more obstructive than necessary I found an agent and revisited the office today with her. Smiles all round and a Yellow Book is now mine.
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  3. In other words, it was not built well enough....

    In other words, it was not built well enough. Make it lower or make it stronger or both. Duh.
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    My team, WHU. I'm not sure this is a statistic to...

    My team, WHU. I'm not sure this is a statistic to be proud of but I'll take the draw:

    "West Ham are the first team in Premier League history to avoid defeat in a game having trailed by 3+ goals...
  5. Where I live now the neighbours on both sides...

    Where I live now the neighbours on both sides have chickens and opposite he has geese. This is a rural area and the animals are for food, they bother me not at all. My last three homes were in towns...
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    Evacuation validated, allowing civilians under...

    Evacuation validated, allowing civilians under armistice to inspect other nations.
  7. My builder was repeatedly told to clear his sh*t...

    My builder was repeatedly told to clear his sh*t up and take it off site and promised to do it. In the end they brought in a backhoe to scrape the land somewhat flat and I caught them having dug a...
  8. Fascinating story and very pleased that you were...

    Fascinating story and very pleased that you were able to jump through all those hoops. You proved it can be done.
  9. All above is sound advice. As alluded to by...

    All above is sound advice. As alluded to by Klondyke in his unique way, fault-finding is one thing, getting the faults fixed is another.

    Get at least a head into the loft space and look around to...
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    Genius enjoys nickers in unusual spelling.

    Genius enjoys nickers in unusual spelling.
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    I believe it is a Great Eggfly, based upon Troy's...

    I believe it is a Great Eggfly, based upon Troy's much better pic at #2 on his butterfly thread.
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    Well I didn't find any lottery tickets ending 16...

    Well I didn't find any lottery tickets ending 16 and the winning final pair was .... 38.
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    I've had mine serviced once a decade, regular as,...

    I've had mine serviced once a decade, regular as, erm, clockwork. Which means it is due again soon. Last time the service cost nearly double the original purchase price. When I last looked, the same...
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    I had a friend who was a very keen and...

    I had a friend who was a very keen and competitive sailor. He lost his Rolex over the side one day. The insurance company paid up without much fuss and he put a NATO strap on the replacement.
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    Stupidity tempers unclever people's ideas,...

    Stupidity tempers unclever people's ideas, directly interrupting their yin.
  16. Yet the Thai Baht remains steady and one report I...

    Yet the Thai Baht remains steady and one report I read yesterday suggested it might strengthen further over time.
    Economics remains one of life's mysteries to me.
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    Only to get a photo on the photo thread. The...

    Only to get a photo on the photo thread.

    The garden is going to jungle but the wildlife is happy with that.

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    Electronics let earthbound cosmonauts transmit...

    Electronics let earthbound cosmonauts transmit radio over near-earth including concentric stratosphere.
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    I'm sure your mum will be delighted to have you...

    I'm sure your mum will be delighted to have you for company over Christmas.

    The two-tone Datejust is a classic.

    I'll be sure to buy xxxx16 this time around.
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    Over the years I have met a lot of mainland...

    Over the years I have met a lot of mainland Chinese people. I don't really recognise this whinging pettiness amongst the mainly middle class people I know. Most are like people everywhere, just...
  21. I only came across it once in the UK, in my uni...

    I only came across it once in the UK, in my uni days we had a field trip and stayed in quite smart rooms in a study centre owned by the uni. Each morning, someone would come to breakfast complaining...
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    Yes, I am a bit confused. The position seems to...

    Yes, I am a bit confused. The position seems to be that the company cannot meet its obligations so it is now in the bankruptcy court with a restructuring plan asking not to be declared legally...
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    Damn! I must have been doing something wrong. I...

    Damn! I must have been doing something wrong. I only ever got a haircut. :)
  24. You might want to fact check that. So far as I...

    You might want to fact check that. So far as I know Epipens are intended to stop people falling victim to anaphylactic shock, usually from a severe allergic reaction to a bee sting or a peanut or...
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    Snouts firmly in the trough. Which banks will be...

    Snouts firmly in the trough. Which banks will be dumb enough to refinance this unprofessional bunch? Maybe AO is right, just let the whole shambles collapse, put it out of its misery and start again.
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    Are they all on some old style final salary...

    Are they all on some old style final salary pension scheme? If so, promotion now will mean they can take early retirement on a higher pension for the rest of their lives.
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    Yeovilians eagerly open vulvae in limbo...

    Yeovilians eagerly open vulvae in limbo instructor's atelier, nearabouts Somerset.
  28. The Thai planes might indeed be short of safe...

    The Thai planes might indeed be short of safe havens to land in but I am a bit sceptical. After all, BA just retired all of its 747s and no one is saying the same. Airport graveyards around the...
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    Kvetch very earnestly to complain heatedly.

    Kvetch very earnestly to complain heatedly.
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    On my phone today, small pics and I didn't notice...

    On my phone today, small pics and I didn't notice until you pointed that out. Never seen that before. I have had mine 40 years and wore it every day until I put it back in its box a couple of years...
  31. Li Ziqi (typo in my original post.) Sichuan is...

    Li Ziqi (typo in my original post.) Sichuan is well known for pretty ladies as well as its spicy food.
    I know no more than Wiki tells us. She had a difficult time when young and now her Weibo has...
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    Whoa! Don't exchange the old strap, there is a...

    Whoa! Don't exchange the old strap, there is a good market for all things original Rolex.

    It looks like just a few pins that join the links need tapping out and replacing. In Thailand many of the...
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    FINS! Divers are very picky about the...

    FINS! Divers are very picky about the terminology. Always fins.

    Choice will depend on whether you wear booties and need a strap at the heel or for lighter use you can get full-foot fins. I used...
  34. Sorry, a little dyslexic slip in my first post. ...

    Sorry, a little dyslexic slip in my first post. Li Ziqi.
  35. 李子柒 Liziqi - YouTube...

    李子柒 Liziqi - YouTube
  36. Mixed views. Many of the videos showcase chef...

    Mixed views. Many of the videos showcase chef skills that I will never acquire, like that super fast chopping action turning a vegetable into uniformly wafer-thin slices without losing any...
  37. No brandy? I had never thought about it before,...

    No brandy? I had never thought about it before, only the name suggests brandy might be involved.
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    Symptoms your medic predicted totally obviated...

    Symptoms your medic predicted totally obviated mammary separation.
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    I have followed the Taiwan issue with some...

    I have followed the Taiwan issue with some interest since I first lived there in 1985-86. For a while things looked more stable. Not now.
    On the one hand the Taiwanese are not voting for...
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    Sticky: Coronavirus: Health experts join global...

    Coronavirus: Health experts join global anti-lockdown movement

    "Thousands of scientists and health experts have joined a global movement warning of "grave concerns" about Covid-19 lockdown...
  41. Thread: Medellin Idyll

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    Nice pics and interesting thread. I visited...

    Nice pics and interesting thread.
    I visited Bogotá a couple of decades ago and I really wanted to spend more time there, although the purpose of the visit revolved arround kidnap and ransom...
  42. 58504 Last weekend there was a wedding dinner...

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    Last weekend there was a wedding dinner in the village. This Boom Bus was the sound system. I didn't stay for dinner.
    I live about 3km from the party and could hear it clearly when I got...
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    Sounds like you're knocking on an open door...

    Sounds like you're knocking on an open door there, Mr. Mendip.
    I trust you told her that her suggestion was excellent and you'd love to go with someone to show you around, especially some small...
  44. There is a fair question in the middle of all...

    There is a fair question in the middle of all this: Just how much constraint can an economy take before it collapses and social disorder becomes a bigger problem than Covid?

    I don't know the...
  45. Thread: Daily Moan

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    Garden Shears. I buy them and tighten them and...

    Garden Shears.

    I buy them and tighten them and sharpen them and all they do is squeeze the grass into submission. Is there a brand in Thailand that will actually slice through the grass and weeds...
  46. "Exports, a key driver of growth, declined 8.2%...

    "Exports, a key driver of growth, declined 8.2% in August from a year earlier after July's 11.9% drop.

    The surplus was helped by record gold shipments of $2.8 billion in August, with the trend set...
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    千里之行,始於足下 from the Daode Jing, attributed to...

    千里之行,始於足下 from the Daode Jing, attributed to Laozi. It has been around for about 2,600 years so it is probably useful advice. The original 千里之行 (1,000 li journey) would only have been about 350...
  48. Thread: Pool Plans

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    JPPR2, that sala looks neat. I have looked at a...

    JPPR2, that sala looks neat. I have looked at a few, I have a spot outside where I think one would fit nicely. However, the quality has been poor. Did you source yours locally or online?
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    Semen ejected messily, entering Nirvana.

    Semen ejected messily, entering Nirvana.
  50. Pailin was a senior businessman, he was CEO of...

    Pailin was a senior businessman, he was CEO of PTT from 2011 to 2015 and more recently did two years as Deputy Transport Minister (says Wiki.) He is in a position to know what he is talking about. ...
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