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  2. It's true there is evil amongst us. Evil that looks like us and might even be any one of the dozens of people we talk with or pass by each day without thinking.
  3. People are DREAMING. All US adults will be dead and gone before Democrats can sucker 2/3rds of states and get a 2/3rds vote in the House and Senate to amend the Constitution. But then again, we are talking about people who think Biden's got it made in November.
  4. And I also like my grapes fermented alongside my crackers and Stilton or blue cheese.
  5. I agree, they aren't thinking straight, probably excited about the girls in Pattaya, maybe a new girlfriend, perhaps give her a job, i see it as a relay, take it over until the cash has drained away then pass the baton to the next guy who isn't thinking straight
  6. Q, How many times do you shower per week. A. 14 times a week. Q. Do you just mindlessly STAND there below the showerhead. A. No, I utilize the time to clean my body, wash my hair and and clean my teeth. Q. Or, do you DO something Useful with these moments? A. Every 2nd day I shave.
  7. Why shouldn't we waste time? I hope that we are not back in Victorian times burdened by the "unforgiving minute"? It always reminds me of the large sign on prominent display at my local model railways club-"He who dies with the most trains wins!"
  8. Well done that man! ..and kudos to your staff as well.
  9. In Thailand, I would be embarrassed and chagrined if I were to ever state to friends that I do not bathe more than 14 times every week. And, I do not lie to my friends unless it might be to save a life or prevent tragedy. For years, I just stood there waiting for the water to stop, so many wasted minutes, hours and months. I have now lost that time forever, simply because it never occurred to me that I could put shower time to better use. Recently, I have noticed that my mind is slowing down, and I am becoming less intellectually agile than I once was after first arriving in Chiang Mai. For one thing, every time I convert Celsius to Fahrenheit it is a real mental workout, and I break a sweat trying to recall what day it might be today. These are all signs of too much showering without anything to do while doing so. I recall that in my youth I was able to shower all day, and still my mind was sharp, but not now. It was about a year ago that I began engaging in mental exercises while showering, such as remembering what my girlfriends’ parents were like when I was 17 and 18, or trying to recall my first kiss, or trying to remember how I got home the first time I got drunk at age 13 in the middle of the day. But such recollections turned out to be of minimal help to me. These days while taking a shower, I do multiplication tables up to 17, or I memorize new Thai vocabulary words after writing them on the tile walls with a special waterproof pen, just before I turn the water on. Yesterday, for example, I started searching the web to buy some sort of waterproof wireless earbuds that will connect to my 1 Gbps home network. This way, I can listen to JS Bach while memorizing the Thai vocabulary terms written on the wall. There are literally almost a million ways we can discover to spend more fruitful time in the shower. And while in the shower, I try to think of even more. This lock-down has been great for me. I seem to be much more creative and productive than I was back in February, and my shower time is no exception. I know of many articles written over the years telling us to not waste shower time. But back then, when I read these stories, I didn’t care. You might think it too hot during the day to take a long hot shower, yet I prefer the Hot Season for showering. What I do is to turn up the AC full blast while wearing nothing but shorts until it’s about 21 degrees in my room. Then, when I'm feeling really cold, I have my shower, usually for about 30 minutes. I like it when my room feels like winter just before getting into a soothing, long hot shower. And then, I begin my Thai language study for the day. And, when I get my buds, I can just waste time listening to JS Bach, which really is never a waste of time. There is so little time left. We should not waste time, even while we shower. I hope to install a special microphone in my bathroom so that I can talk to Google in there. By the way, my water heater uses only about Bt.20.00 per hour. Much cheaper than a Thai massage, and showering is more private and relaxing.
  10. The Democrats sense that blacks may begin to make the party compete for their vote in the not too distant future so the illegals represent a new permanent underclass of voters for the Democrats to cultivate
  11. The Healthy Boy brand one is available in UK.
  12. Clearly a Missed opportunity to get rid of these horses and its jockeys once and forever !
  13. Another good choice - makes for pleasant eye candy when waiting in Kasikorn.
  14. Cabinet to be asked to let Finance Ministry proceed with THAI rehabilitation Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm will propose to the Cabinet on Tuesday an amendment to its May 19th resolution, to replace the Transport Ministry with the Finance Ministry as the sole authority to craft and administer the rehabilitation plan for beleaguered Thai Airways International. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165767-cabinet-to-be-asked-to-let-finance-ministry-proceed-with-thai-rehabilitation/
  15. Cabinet to be asked to let Finance Ministry proceed with THAI rehabilitation Deputy Prime Minister Wissanu Krea-ngarm will propose to the Cabinet on Tuesday an amendment to its May 19th resolution, to replace the Transport Ministry with the Finance Ministry as the sole authority to craft and administer the rehabilitation plan for beleaguered Thai Airways International. Dr. Wissanu’s agreement to act as the middleman between the Transport and Finance ministries followed a meeting today (Monday), between Transport Minister Saksayam Chidchob, Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana and Dr. Wissanu, over who should be responsible for the rehabilitation plan. Mr. Saksayam said that Dr. Wissanu told them that he is relieved that the issue can be resolved amicably, adding that the Transport Ministry has never been in conflict with the Finance Ministry over the plan. Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/cabinet-to-be-asked-to-let-finance-ministry-proceed-with-thai-rehabilitation/ -- © Copyright Thai PBS 2020-05-26 - Whatever you're going through, the Samaritans are here for you - Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking COVID-19 updates
  16. If she is found guilty, I don't even think a death penalty would be suitable for her. To let a 2 & 4 year old suffer like this, is just beyond belief. I hope they can trace the 20 mill. in her bank acc., and give it back to the people who thought they helped these poor kids.
  17. She'll be ok, just bring in more chinese tourists to offset the fact,the greedy chinese don't give a 'Continental' the Mekong will dry up, sounds a bit alarmist but if you think about it, if they control the river you will wind up having to buy your water,they don't care what happens 'down stream'. just remember what's happening in the South China Sea.
  18. Pandemic May Split Thailand’s Ruling Coalition, Says Opposition By Randy Thanthong-Knight Prayuth Chan-Ocha/Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg -- Pheu Thai party says the government was too slow to act -- Anti-government protests could flare once emergency ends Thailand’s ruling coalition is at risk of fracturing amid infighting stoked in part by criticism of its response to the Covid-19 induced economic crash, according to the main opposition party. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165766-pandemic-may-split-thailand’s-ruling-coalition-says-opposition/
  19. Pandemic May Split Thailand’s Ruling Coalition, Says Opposition By Randy Thanthong-Knight Prayuth Chan-Ocha/Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg -- Pheu Thai party says the government was too slow to act -- Anti-government protests could flare once emergency ends Thailand’s ruling coalition is at risk of fracturing amid infighting stoked in part by criticism of its response to the Covid-19 induced economic crash, according to the main opposition party. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha’s administration acted too slowly and lacked a vision for how to fight the fallout, said Sompong Amornvivat, leader of the Pheu Thai party. The next largest opposition party, Move Forward, signaled anti-government protests are likely once a state of emergency ends. “We’ve seen the weakness in the coalition,” Sompong said in an interview May 22, citing tension between some of the more than a dozen parties in the bloc. “We’ve seen signs of cracks. A people’s movement, and the stability of the government, are the things to watch for.” Full story: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-05-24/pandemic-may-split-thailand-s-ruling-coalition-says-opposition -- Bloomberg 2020 05-26
  20. In good taste: CPF to sell 1 million meals at only Bt20 By THE NATION Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) will sell one million ready-to-eat meals at a discounted price of Bt20 at CP Fresh Mart branches nationwide to help alleviate people’s financial burden in this Covid-19 situation, chief executive officer Prasit Boondoungprasert said on Sunday (May 24). Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1165765-in-good-taste-cpf-to-sell-1-million-meals-at-only-bt20/
  21. Is it your claim that the singularity just happened, just occurred, just appeared, out of NOTHING? Being a logical person, that seems impossible to me. Don't know why that would be a reason to disbelieve in the creator. It's entirely logical to believe that some force which is unknowable to humans made that singularity, and that caused the sequence of events which led to the universe as we know it, but we don't know much about it, though some think they do.
  22. In good taste: CPF to sell 1 million meals at only Bt20 By THE NATION Charoen Pokphand Foods (CPF) will sell one million ready-to-eat meals at a discounted price of Bt20 at CP Fresh Mart branches nationwide to help alleviate people’s financial burden in this Covid-19 situation, chief executive officer Prasit Boondoungprasert said on Sunday (May 24). “Six ready-to-eat meals will be offered under the campaign – rice with chicken breast in spicy sauce, rice with roasted chicken, rice with spicy chicken, fried rice with Korean-style roasted chicken, rice with garlic and liver and rice with omlette. One million meals will be sold at only Bt20 at 150 CP Fresh Mart branches nationwide,” he said. “Customers who buy five meals at a time will get a Bt5 discount when paid with the TrueWallet mobile application, which is a safer alternative to cash payments under social distancing practices,” Prasit said. The company has also organised a CPF Food Truck campaign to deliver free meals to low-income earners in Bangkok every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. “All free meals are microwaved to a safe temperature to promote healthy eating,” Prasit added. “Furthermore, the company has also delivered one million coupons to village health volunteers nationwide to buy consumer products at discounted prices at all CP Fresh Mart branches.” Source: https://www.nationthailand.com/news/30388435 -- © Copyright The Nation Thailand 2020-05-26 - Whatever you're going through, the Samaritans are here for you - Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking COVID-19 updates
  23. Pirapan Salirathavibhaga - Former justice minister. Owns three flight simulators so he's got a lot of experince with aircraft.
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