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  2. Ah, the worms have turned. Expect more such. The police response is only to be expected but pathetic. They need to be nipping these disruptive protests in the bud, not waiting till they have blocked roads and stopped trains. Time for some proactive policing, and pensioners that join in should be punished as severely as the younger ones, if any have actually been punished at all. I spent 3 hours a day getting to and from work in an overcrowded London tube carriage. Had some <deleted> made my journey any more inconvenient and unpleasant I'd have been severely PO.
  3. Not really, although I no longer muck about with vehicles. I do have a workshop with electronic and metalworking tools, woodworking stuff lives in a covered area outside, too much dust created. The single most important equipment in the workshop is the aircon I suspect that a garage in the sense that we are used to would be just too hot to work in.
  4. I would get a new one, be around 11,000 baht. If it is a newer inverter model it might use less electricity and be quieter. Will be in Numchai myself later, second fridge in 2 months just packed in, both were 12 years plus old.
  5. Chim Shop Chai campaign now generates some 10bn baht BANGKOK (NNT) - The Chim Shop Chai campaign introduced to stimulate domestic spending has now generated some 10 billion baht, benefitting local businesses particularly at tourism attractions; however about 1.6 million eligible persons have not redeemed their entitlements. The overall vlume of spending in the Chim Shop Chai campaign from 27th September until 14th October has reached 8.0711 billion baht, 7.967 billion of which is spending from the 1,000 baht per person e-wallet allowance, and 104 million baht from regular spending via the wallet app offering discounts. The overall figure is comprised of 741.2 million baht on food purchases, 3.2427 billion baht in the shopping category, 72.6 million baht in the general spending category, and 1.5783 billion baht for purchases at general stores. During this period, 8.32 million registered users have already redeemed their allowances and made eligible purchases, while there are still 1.67 million registered users who have yet to make redemptions or purchases. Most of the purchases and redemptions were made in Bangkok and totalling 1.048 billion baht, followed by Chonburi at 521.4 million baht, and Samut Prakan at 344.7 million baht. Tourism provinces such as Chiang Mai now has gross purchases of 182.3 million baht, with Chiang Rai at 79.7 million baht. During the recent End of Buddhist Lent long weekend on 12th-14th October, many more people made eligible purchases in the campaign, especially outside of Bangkok at major tourism attractions, with the spending amount during this period alone, reaching 1.842 billion baht. After controversial coupon redemption offers in the campaign allowance, the Ministry of Finance has thanked participating stores, modern traders, and convenience stores who have cooperated and stopped such promotions to ensure better money distribution among local independent stores. -- © Copyright NNT 2019-10-18 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  6. Well that is a surprise! Congratulations to the court for the successful execution of such complex legal and logical gymnastics.
  7. 70 Future Forward MPs vote against executive decree Both Government and Opposition MPs, with the exception of 70 from the Future Forward party, today voted in support of an executive decree to transfer some army troops and funding to the Royal Security Command. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129157-emergency-decree-on-king’s-bodyguard-units-passes-parliamentary-vote/?do=findComment&comment=14678762
  8. 70 Future Forward MPs vote against executive decree Both Government and Opposition MPs, with the exception of 70 from the Future Forward party, today voted in support of an executive decree to transfer some army troops and funding to the Royal Security Command. Three Future Forward MPs, namely Ms. Kawinnart Takee of Chon Buri, Mr. Charoek Sri-on of Chanthaburi and Pol Lt-Col Thanapat Kittiwongsa of Chanthaburi, voted in support of the executive decree in defiance against the party’s stand. The House passed the decree by 374-70 votes. Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/70-future-forward-mps-vote-against-executive-decree/ -- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-10-18 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  9. Trying to flame me based on mere conjecture.... read again and go away. Sent from my FisherPrice telephone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. The human % of CO2 is small compared to natural causes. I doubt anything we can do will make any difference whatsoever in the overall situation. Try getting everyone with a fossil fuelled vehicle to buy a new electric one- impossible. They couldn't even make enough electric cars in the next 10 years and that's when the doom merchants say it's sayonara for us.
  11. New Vietnamese Restaurant in Ban Chang. Has any members tried it yet?
  12. Has it recovered from the negativity of the rather nasty murder there a while back?
  13. An the black pickup? That was sold to the same dead friend.
  14. I dress like a Morris Dancer, complete with bells and the small ones around my ankles. It goes along with the dancing through hoops requirement! I think the signs are aimed at the bar-girls the guys sometimes drag along to 'help'.
  15. Pheu Thai MPs warned of election blacklisting if they support Government Debate on 2020 budget bill Opposition chief whip Suthin Klangsaeng warned this morning, ahead of the debate on the budget bill, that any Pheu Thai MPs who do not vote with the Opposition against the bill will be barred from contesting the next election on the party’s ticket. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129168-pheu-thai-mps-warned-of-election-blacklisting-if-they-support-government/
  16. They give them to you together with the TM6 arrival card Sent from my SM-A730F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  17. As long as there isn't no-deal Brexit, keep focussed on that. Sent from my SM-N935F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  18. Pheu Thai MPs warned of election blacklisting if they support Government Debate on 2020 budget bill Opposition chief whip Suthin Klangsaeng warned this morning, ahead of the debate on the budget bill, that any Pheu Thai MPs who do not vote with the Opposition against the bill will be barred from contesting the next election on the party’s ticket. He said that he rejects the argument of the smaller parties that the 3.2 trillion baht budget bill for 2020 fiscal year must be passed by the House of Representatives, otherwise the people will be affected due to lack of funding for its various projects and policies. Even if the budget bill fails its first reading in parliament, he said there are still residual funds from the 2019 fiscal year and advance budgets that can be used by the government to ease the problems on temporary basis. Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/pheu-thai-mps-warned-of-election-blacklisting-if-they-support-government/ -- © Copyright Thai PBS 2019-10-18 Follow Thaivisa on LINE for breaking Thailand news and visa info
  19. The current Parliament is the one making decisions right now. We'll get back to you. Sent from my SM-N935F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  20. I saw regular bottles of it in Tesco. The small one near Numchai on Sukhumvit.
  21. That's only half of what he said. Why don't you include the other part of what he said? No need to answer as it's obvious.
  22. No need getting the hots for an election which is unlikely to be scheduled until no-deal Brexit is firmly off the table. Sent from my SM-N935F using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  23. here is the stabilizer. When everything is off the right display it's always at around close to 10.
  24. You got that right. Reminds me of the political trials in the USSR when Americans rightly condemned them. Also reminds me of an unpleasant time in the US when McCarthy was destroying people on their political beliefs. What happened to the US? It's tearing itself apart because some don't like a legally elected president. Future generations will look back in sadness at what is going on now.
  25. Charter Court rules General Prayut’s premiership legal because he is not an ‘other state official’ General Prayut Chan-o-cha’s premiership is legal under Sections 160 (6) and 98 (15) of the Constitution after the nine-member Constitution Court ruled that he is not an “other state official” (a formal technical description in Thailand) and is, therefore, qualified to hold the post of Prime Minister. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1129167-charter-court-rules-general-prayut’s-premiership-legal-because-he-is-not-an-‘other-state-official’/
  26. OK Things are much clearer now. Those "safety breakers" are indeed MCBs and will trip at something like 120% of rated current. Do feed both L and N through them as they don't all have the over-current protection on both poles. Your 3500W heater will pull about 16A so should really be on a 20A breaker. A 12000 BTU A/C will be using around 6A. You can make things a lot safer, particularly around the water heater by replacing the existing 2-pole breakers with RCBOs. You can get ones that are the same form-factor for about 350Baht. Just ensure that the line (supply) and load ends are the correct way round. Don't forget to ground the water heater, bash in a rod nearby if there's no rod currently in use. If you do replace the existing system with a pukka distribution board (consumer unit) it will come with instructions, but yes the incoming supply goes to the 2-pole main breaker then the neutral goes to the neutral bar where all the circuit neutral also go. IMPORTANT If you buy the CU in Thailand it will show the incoming neutral wired to the ground bar first before going to the main breaker. This is the Thai way of wiring for MEN. I would suggest NOT wiring this way in Laos unless the local sparks says yes. I don't know if MEN is implemented by the supply authority. EDIT @sometimewoodworker the 60A unit is not an RCD / RCCB but could be replaced by one of the little surface mount RCBOs, that would make things a lot safer at minimal cost.
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