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  2. I was happy to learn that the decapitated penises was not at the hands of disgruntled women... In this day and time it is shocking that anyone does not practice basic hygiene...
  3. I fully agree with your statement. I wonder if it would violate TVF rules if pet owners posted the details on vets who are enlightened enough to understand the need to mercifully euthanize a dying pet?
  4. Thai democracy, the people voted for their favourites. Unfortunately that doesn't fit with the elites view of things. So on it goes and with another jail sentence passed on to the bogey man Thaksin. Farce V 4.0
  5. China seeks to allay fears over Belt and Road debt risks By Kevin Yao Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad before the bilateral meeting of the Second Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, April 25, 2019. Andrea Verdelli/Pool via REUTERS BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to make the Belt and Road initiative sustainable and prevent debt risks, its finance minister said on Thursday, seeking to allay criticism that the infrastructure plan to boost trade and investment creates a heavy burden for some nations. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1097098-china-seeks-to-allay-fears-over-belt-and-road-debt-risks/
  6. I'm not clever enough to drag and drop on my phone
  7. Pattaya: Lady of the Night steals Indian businessman's expensive gold necklace Picture: The Pattaya News An Indian businessman told the Pattaya police last night that while he was walking on Naklua Soi 29/1 a woman with long hair came up to him offering sex. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1097096-pattaya-lady-of-the-night-steals-indian-businessmans-expensive-gold-necklace/
  8. You're going to have to grow up and realize that different people have different political views. It is true. The "trump" reaction to Charlottesville was horrific and he never convincingly corrected it. That's my opinion and it's a common opinion based on Biden's ad. I doubt he would have started with an ad that didn't have resonance with the masses. It was a brilliant ad. He's the frontrunner now for real, and now we'll see how this develops, which of course nobody can predict.
  9. China seeks to allay fears over Belt and Road debt risks By Kevin Yao Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad before the bilateral meeting of the Second Belt and Road Forum at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, April 25, 2019. Andrea Verdelli/Pool via REUTERS BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to make the Belt and Road initiative sustainable and prevent debt risks, its finance minister said on Thursday, seeking to allay criticism that the infrastructure plan to boost trade and investment creates a heavy burden for some nations. The policy championed by Chinese President Xi Jinping has become mired in controversy, with some partner nations bemoaning the high cost of projects, though China has repeatedly said it is not seeking to trap anyone with debt. Western governments have tended to view it as a means to spread Chinese influence abroad, saddling poor countries with unsustainable debt. Finance minister Liu Kun, speaking at a forum to kick off a three-day Belt and Road summit in Beijing, said China will establish an analysis framework on debt sustainability for Belt and Road projects to "prevent and resolve debt risks". Chinese financial institutions, countries involved in Belt and Road and international agencies are encouraged to use this framework to enhance debt management, Liu said. While most of the Belt and Road projects are continuing as planned, some have been caught up by changes in government in countries such as Malaysia and the Maldives. Those that have been shelved for financial reasons include a power plant in Pakistan and an airport in Sierra Leone, and Beijing has in recent months had to rebuff critics by saying that not one country has been burdened with so-called "debt traps". Yi Gang, China's central bank governor, said at the same event that local currencies will be used for investments related to the Belt and Road plan to curb exchange rate risks. China will follow market principles and rely on commercial funds for Belt and Road financing, Yi said, adding that China will improve transparency for those projects. "We should strengthen debt and risk management. We should objectively and fully understand debt problems of developing countries," he added. "Investment decisions should ... effectively control risks and fully consider a country's overall debt capacity and ensure debt is sustainable." In a nod to debt concerns, a draft communique seen by Reuters said that 37 world leaders attending the summit will agree to project financing that respects global debt goals and promotes green growth. QUALITY OVER QUANTITY Chinese government officials and heads of state-owned enterprises such as China National Petroleum Corp and China Communications Construction Corp told a separate forum that they would pay more attention to environmental conservation and protection. They also pledged to undertake higher quality projects that would hire more local staff and respond to the needs of recipient countries. Jose Vinals, chairman of Standard Chartered Bank, said at the forum he hoped to see the initiative focus more on quality and multilateralism, saying that many projects remained bilateral in the sense that they involved the Chinese government and firms dealing directly with recipient countries. More opportunities have to be given to other countries as well as the private sector to play a role, he said, adding that bilateral engagement tended to have less transparency and lower levels of governance, which in turn could affect the quality of projects. "It is very important to emphasise project quality over project quantity," he said. LOW-LEVEL U.S.PARTICIPATION Visiting leaders will be headlined by Russia's Vladimir Putin, as well as Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan, a close China ally and among the biggest recipients of Belt and Road investment, and Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy, which recently became the first G7 country to sign on to the initiative. The United States, which has not joined the Belt and Road, is expected to send only lower-level officials, and nobody from Washington, citing concerns over opaque financing practices, poor governance, and disregard for internationally accepted norms. Washington sent Matt Pottinger, the senior White House official for Asia, to the last Belt and Road summit in 2017. European officials who attended that summit said then that it would take time to know whether China was going to give foreign companies equal access to projects as their Chinese counterparts. Maros Sefcovic, the European Commission's vice president for energy who is attending this week's forum, told Reuters that European companies were ready to engage, but still had the same complaints as several years earlier, including that the plan lacks a transparent and open bidding process. "Our difference is that we want to discuss it. We want to negotiate about it. We want to solve it in a cooperative way," Sefcovic said, referring to the United States downgrading its presence at the forum. Asked if there was any evidence European companies had more access to Belt and Road projects than two years ago, Sefcovic said: "I'm not sure." (Additional reporting by Brenda Goh, Stella Qiu, Ben Blanchard and Michael Martina; Editing by Jacqueline Wong and Richard Borsuk) -- © Copyright Reuters 2019-04-26
  10. Agreed Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. There is a certain guy who has a FaceBook page related to Thai Visas only. I know him from other forums and he is quite reliable, kinda like UbonJoe. Apparently there is a new section in Cheangwattana dedicated only to TM30 reports. He suggests that people in Bangkok on yearly extensions bite the bullet, pay 800b fine and report themselves. Personally, I find it absolutely ridiculous that they are going after foreigners for something that should be landlords duty.
  12. Page two of a TM30 is a landscape lined form for filling out.
  13. If truly guilty, I suggest he be tied to one of his own rubber trees on his big plantation and tapped the same way his trees are tapped. One month should do it. Tap twice each day, sun up and mid afternoon when the sun is high (and hottest). The latex is harvested by slicing a groove into the bark of the tree at a depth of a quarter inch with a hooked knife and peeling back the bark.
  14. Let me translate . He was negotiating down to 300-500 baht while she was hanging on his neck. Unless pf course it was a miracle and she managed to remove his chain without even touching him as he refused her offer of service
  15. There is no law against buying any property including land. And as far as I know, it is only land, as a foreigner, you can not legitimately OWN.
  16. Hmmm. If only there were electronic devices that could tell a boat pilot just how deep the water is. Oh wait, there are and they sell them on Lazada! (And they show fish and the bottom, but you have to look at them.) Outlife 0.7-100M Fish Finder 200KHz SONAR SOUNDER Echo Fishing Alarm Transducer 8 points Brand :outlifeMore outdoor activities and adventures from outlife in TH ฿ 843.02 ฿ 2,107.55-60% The above promotion or price will be up to 26/04/2019.
  17. That's the kind of passengers you get. People with class don't take bus here.
  18. Don't know, I don't go to shopping malls.
  19. Trump wants to get impeached and will do everything possible to make that happened. He knows that if he is impeached by the House he will not be convicted by the Senate and will claim that as another win and d will use in the 22020 election. He's running out of other options because if loses in 2020 SDNY, DOJ and State of New York will be lined up with indictments!
  20. If you are that desperate move to a war zone. I can't imagine what these countries offer for the average person.
  21. Why can I never find anything using the TV search facility? Glad you have water.
  22. Bangkok Bank is one of the 3 Thai banks that have transferwise local accounts so any payment within that bank is known to be international even though it is a local baht transfer and not subject to the normal receiving fee. In most cases it will be a Bangkok Bank transfer but occasionally a deposit might be made from one of their other accounts and that will appear as a local bahtnet deposit. Unsure if immigration will accept or not (you can get transfer paperwork from Transferwise). There appear to be an option to advise Transferwise to use BBL for transfer during the transfer process but not confirmed if foolproof or not. Our Embassies have made life very difficult for us at an age where this is most unwelcome.
  23. Really top notch courteous and professional service, that Kasikorn Bank not exerting themselves on your behalf by getting the needed statement from that intermediary domestic bank. Not. Sorry to hear how shoddily you have been treated. Are they doing you a favor, providing you with an account? Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
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