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    2016, worst year for most people?

    There have been numerous musician and actor deaths, Syria, Trump, etc....what was the worst thing in 2016 for you? John Oliver has attempted to put his spin on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    There have been numerous musician and actor deaths, Syria, Trump, etc....what was the worst thing in 2016 for you? John Oliver has attempted to put his spin on it.
    It's been especially bad for those who are dead.

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    Even badly badder than last year's bad,...biggly so, ...maybe.

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    2016 has been one of my best years for a few years.
    Actually got off my arse and did a few worthwhile things for a change

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    ^ Same here... been a cracker of a year for me, managed to stash some more coins under my bed... Japan is so close now, I can taste her...

    Or that may be the miso soup disagreeing with me..

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    It was a bit too quick for my liking,and seem to be getting quicker every year..

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    ^Know the feeling, had some great times this year but it all goes by like a blur

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    War....... deaths........ dodgy elections..........

    Same as every other year isn't it.


    2016 was kind to me. Not quite 2015, definitely not 1997, but kind enough.

    Still, there's 6 or so weeks left to completely curfunkle me before it ends.

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    Yea been a good year with a lot of traveling around the country seeing new things and places. Done around 15,000km and visited over 20 national parks and wildlife sanctuaries so far and have another couple of thousand K's to another 6 places planned before the new year.

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    Visited 18 countries bit of sailing, cannot allow world events to limit your horizons.Great thing about marriage you can get time off for good behaviour, may even get parole one day.

    When entropy happens the lack or results of referenda and hustings will seem pretty small beer, small footprint gardening, building something for next generation are more satisfying
    I used to have a job at a calendar factory.
    I got the sack because
    I took a couple of days off.

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    No complaints. Everybody healthy and happy. Worked less = made less money, but that's ok - never planned to work until I died.

    My residence country got Duterte - my passport country got Trump. Oh well. This too shall pass with time, as all things do.

    Overall, acceptable year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983
    ^ Same here... been a cracker of a year for me, managed to stash some more coins under my bed... Japan is so close now, I can taste her...
    What about spreading the black plague to TD? Trying to get a smiley up as well......

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    Not the best of years, it has to be said, but life rolls on for a bit anyway. No point in stressing about it. Have another beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    but kind enough
    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjack101
    No point in stressing about it. H
    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    Trying to get a smiley up
    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton
    Everybody healthy and happy.
    Greens due chaps

    yep I guess there's stage/age where you know the world is full of cynical lying politicians and even the honest well meaning stuff up , health family nature are the real thing.

    For all the annoying twats and stupid remarks esp mine TD and life in the tropics be it PA Malaysia Africa or Siam has gotta be better than the gloom of western stress, I though I'd died once was in a grim hell with people speaking in tongues but drew the curtains and it was Manchester

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    Nothing wrong with this year yet for me.

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    2016 has been a pretty good year for me so far. Since I am not entrenched in US politics, or the country in general, my stress level is at about a -10. Decreasing any remaining stress in my life was a New Year's resolution for me and so far so good. I believe stress to be the number one killer of the human race.

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    Yup. Been a great year thus far.

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    I've gotta agree with John...


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    Much worst, comparatively.

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    ^Have to agree. Vietnam 68-69.

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    I learned a lot this year, I tried many new things, which was odd for me, being someone so slovenly and stuck in their ways.

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    Don't count your chickens yet fellas, there's still another 47 days to go



    Top 10 Most likely ways to die in Thailand



    1. Vehicle AccidentThey say Asians can't drive. I used to think that only related to Asians but in my own country. That was until I started driving in Thailand. Not obeying road rules like indicating, stopping at red lights, slowing for pedestrians and speeding. How about driving a bus full of passengers in the rain and overtaking on a curve going through the mountains. This is what happens every day. Last year alone there were well over 35,000 thousand road fatalities in Thailand that's out of a population of 60 million. To put it in comparison there are 20 million people in Australia where there were 1,200 road fatalities. That's about 10 times more likely to have a fatal accident in Thailand than it is in Australia. Keep your eyes on the road.
    2. Murdered By A Thai
    There are so many different ways foreigners have died at the hands of another Thai that I couldn't possibly list them all here. However some of the favourite ways it seems Thais' kill other foreigners are by stabbings. If you get cut by a Thai person it won't be once, it'll be many times, they'll keep cutting you until there is nothing left to cut.
    3. Murdered By Foreigner
    Lately there has been a swing in trend of Thai murders Farang, it's now Farang Kills Farang. Swedes will kill Swedes, brits will beat up other brits, and Russians will kneecap other Russians. It's the way of the future here in Thailand.
    4. Suicide
    There is something magical about Thailand isn't there. Like a long lost paradise. Must be why so many people come here to off themselves. Cats run out of money, guys get screwed over, lose a girlfriend, or the problems they ran away from just don't seem to go away. Whatever it is it typically ends them jumping of a bridge or from a really tall building.
    5. Killed by your Thai Girlfriend
    If your the kind of guy that fools around on his girlfriend this is a likely way to meet your maker. There are two types of Thai Girls and two different ways to handle her with other women. First girl accepts it and your open with her, second girl repeatedly says she'll lop your head off. If your with the later girl, then you've got a 20% chance to still be breathing if you slap down that bar fine.
    6. Being a successful Businessman in Thailand
    If you make a successful business in Thailand and make loads of cash then hats of to you. Just watch your back mate! Just like Thai girls have a jealous streak so does the rest of the population. Tall poppy syndrome is rife in Thailand and Thai people hate to see other people do well, they want a piece of it too. So while your on your yearly trip to Vegas with the guys your Thai wife or business holders will write you out of your business and if you return and cause a fuss, they will strangle you, dump you in the river and make it look like a drowning.
    7. Heart attack from sex with a young girl
    Older gentlemen who frequent Pattaya often and load up on the little magic blue pills will certainly worry about parting earth this way. The excitement for a 60 year old to have a 20 year old young beautiful Thai girl writhing over his gets to be way too much for some people that they will die right there and then. The girl often flees from the scene and if police can't figure out he had a heart attack it too will go down as unexplained.
    8. Food Poisoning
    Think twice before you eat that sushi sitting on a side cart in front of 7 eleven, it could be the last thing you eat. Hundreds and hundreds of foreigners die in Thailand every year from sever food poisoning. The authorities can't find out where you ate once your already gone. Even if it's not from food off the street could even be a popular restaurant. You might want to hire someone to go around eating food for you in advance to help prevent this one.
    9. HIV / AIDS
    Thailand has a huge percentage of people with Aids and the prevalence of HIV infection while is down off it's highs in the 80's is resurfacing. This is probably due to the younger generation who arn't subjected to the blitz advertising that the government did back in the 80's. The younger generation are seemingly unconcerned about STD's and the harm that Aids can do and continue to practice unsafe sex. The rate of teenage pregnancies is rising and since no one is using protection like they used it's more likely than ever to catch the HIV virus and die of AIDS.
    10. For reasons unknown and unexplained
    Many deaths in Thailand go unexplained some conspirators say it's a cover up by the Thai police, the authorities might bring in experts and like most farang bodies get sent overseas for more tests all of them inconclusive. While we might never know how they really died, we do know that we don't know how they really died.


    http://www.livingthai.org/top-10-mos...-thailand.html

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    Thanks to the launching of television there has been an explosion in celebrities , and because television is so old now, many celebrities have aged with it, so expect even more celebrity deaths.
    And more boring FB posts of deceased celebrity's.

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    Looking around I really have nothing to complain about. Hell 20 years ago I was upset with Enron then the tech bubble burst ect ect. Markets up markets down. Que Sera Sera whatever will be will be the future's not ours to see Que Sera Sera .My only regret was not pulling out of the market in September knowing it was an election year. I'm down in value but not out as I haven't made a move to lock in a gain or a loss.

    I hear Riding the Storm Out playing in the halls of my mind. I still stand behind a solid dividend stock any day of the year.

    I think I'll plant a few trees before the year is over. Mabey do some fishing at the farm and enjoy some quality time away from the ways of the west. I know I will recharge the battery and be glad to be home after a nice long vacation.

    Cheers to all....the fish.

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    Compared to a number of my friends who work in the oil and gas industry I cannot complain about my lot.

    The wife is building a nice little cottage industry for herself, I was blessed with another grandchild, found a new business partner, starting a new business producing a new range of products and all my children are doing well with their studies and their lives.

    If everything goes well 2017 could be the best year of my life.

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