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  2. As no deal isn't an option there would only be one box on the ballot paper. Sounds more like a communist dictatorship than democracy. Why exclude half of the electorate? May's deal or remain. What's your problem? By your reckoning May's deal would win by a landslide anyway. No deal is only not an option because MPs blocked it. If the decision is put back to the people, then no deal is back on the table. And DD's two options don't exclude half the electorate. Those who want to remain in the EU can vote for the EU/May's deal once Labour's customs union has been built into it. Remainers have spent the past 3 years weakening our negotiating hand, so they can have that crappy deal as their reward
  3. My comment about Chiang Mai being easier than BK I just return them after a 8 day trip to Burma by plane and I have a big problem trying to persuade them it wasn’t a Visa run. I’ve never had an overstay or anything else but I visit to Thailand a lot over the years. I have always used at flights and stayed within my time limits. You told me I need to get my Visa in England next time which is worrying as it doesn’t seem wrong to fly and return to Thailand.
  4. I take back what I said previously, that she should go for a $25k settlement. If these people are all that wealthy, and are so concerned about their lineage and position and see themselves as so much better than this lowly female, than the price should be much higher. Most of us have to sell out to some degree in the course of life, the best you can hope for is to not sell yourself cheap. Even a silver-spooner like W Bush had to sell himself.
  5. Hi everyone, Just about to move into a Bangkok condo and have no idea which service provider or package to choose for TV/Internet Any recommendations are welcome. 'Don't watch a lot of TV or video on Internet but don't mind paying a bit extra for a good value package. Thanks a lot for any and all ueful advice. Cheers!
  6. In the UK on business. Just off to find a pub for real beer and footy
  7. As Candide pointed out, your figure of 58,000 is over 22 years, so the 0.4% of registered voters is now reduced to less than 0.04%. Your report also does not provide details of the Texas study. All of these accusations of widespread voter fraud fall apart on closer scrutiny. Since you can provide no evidence that the Republican state government of Texas took any action following its own study, it is reasonable to assume that is what happened here. Prove me wrong on this. After reading further into your source I found the usual BS about non-citizens being registered to vote in some states. This is routine; when people move from one state to another they rarely de-register to vote in the state they left. It does not mean there is voter fraud. Including this standard BS destroys the credibility of your source. Trump's voter fraud panel made illegal requests and used the ensuing lawsuits to justify disbanding without finding anything of substance. One of the lawsuits came from a member of the panel. However it had plenty of access to data and still found nothing. I'm amused by your statement: "Elections have been won by votes in the simple hundreds and low thousands recently, and Trump himself only really won by a few ten thousand votes across 3 states, so the premise that there needs to be 'widespread' voter fraud to have an impact is a fallacy" Whenever I make a statement like this but use "Russian interference" instead of "voter fraud" the Trumpies go berserk with outrage.
  8. Thanks. Do you mean the Taiwan-style bakery out in the open part of the mall outside Tesco (the one with glass walls on all 4 sides)?
  9. That's good then. Having said the above, you can of course apply for sixth forms online nowadays; be sure to get in early.
  10. Republicans are stepping up as potential presidential candidates for 2020. Could there be some buzz within the ranks that the incumbent may be otherwise encumbered? Hey, there is no constitution! The Mueller report proved that. Oh wait, that was collusion. No matter, neither collusion nor constitution appear in the redacted report, so it's total vindication.
  11. She had a British passport, like all and sundry seem to have these days, but she was originally from Pakistan. Her name was Auj-e Taqaddas and she behaved like a complete and utter moron. She is an utter, utter disgrace to the UK and to herself and her family. She can barely even speak intelligible English, but she thought she could ignore the Indonesian immigration rules and then raise her voice and use violence to force them to let her off. She was also caught attacking security guards with a broom, so it's possible there are some mental health issues at play there. Quote: She was arrested before the trial in a shopping mall after failing to appear in court several times. "This is a sham court who was only listening to the dirty prosecutor who did not bring me to the court for six months," said Taqaddas. As she was escorted from court, she said: "Indonesia is a criminal country. Indonesian law is corrupt. Indonesian judges are corrupt. No lawyer was provided. Indonesian immigration is corrupt." She got a large fine and a prison sentence, I hope they throw away the key.
  12. Cases in point: 1) Last year - or the year before can't remember - VN celebrated the opening of (drum rolls please) its very 1st, bona-fide 7/11 store in HCMC. A news clip showing the first few moments was hilarious: customers and staff alike run around like chicken with their head cut off, someone had to shout out traffic direction at the soda fountain! Recently I happened upon a travlog on youtube done by a VNmese young man crossing the border from Laos into the metropolis of Mukdahan. After visiting the fruit market that sell "fruits so big and so cheap," then walking down the "big boulevard, wow, there are so many cars," next to the local wet market where his group was able to taste some Vnmese dishes, he then proceeded to take the viewer to one of the trip highlights: a visit to a 7/11 store - where "things are clean, of good quality, you don't have to haggle over price and there's air-conditioning!" 2) To those been spoiled by the abundance of spacious, well-maintained public bathrooms available in every nook and corner of Thailand, beware of the landmines that await you under similar circumstances in VN - that is if you can find one. You can thank me later for the heads-up.
  13. Ah, now I understand why people only talk but still stick around in the dump called Thailand. It is the cheap sex with young girls and the possibility of marrying one. Sent from my JKM-LX2 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. Not at all. It's fun making stuff up. You should try it. Truth gets dreary. Especially with Google everyone has access to it. But the make-believe world is boundless with possibility.
  15. I can't speak for what's up with your broker, without knowing which one is involved. But, in general, if your broker is sending funds directly to BKKB NY, they're probably doing a domestic wire transfer... If you have to call to request the transfer, it's probably a wire transfer. If you can do it yourself through online banking after having linked the two accounts via trial deposits, then it's probably an ACH. On the other hand, if they're sending funds directly to BKKB TH, then it's automatically going to be an international wire transfer.
  16. 18 is not normal and is a reason to worry even without symptoms. 14 too. There can be many different reasons for these values, it is impossible to tell from your post what's the problem. You cannot tell that he has HIV from this (actually, often leukocytes are low with HIV). The diagnosis of leukemia requires more than a simple blood test, this was maybe a misunderstanding. But his values definitely need a follow-up. He should visit a hospital, have a thorough examination and talk to a doctor.
  17. You have been quiet. Proper bricking it I'd guess....a derby is just what you don't want right now!
  18. And expats actually choose that place to live in. If a robber doesnt shoot you for a few pesos then earthquakes and typhoons will get you eventually
  19. Where is there anything in the news story about this being an immigrant family, legal or otherwise?
  20. Thanks for input T.G. John, helps a bit. I did call one of the brokerage houses a few hours ago and ask. They were as clueless as I was. They were like, "There's no reason what we've been doing before wouldn't work. No idea why they would send you a letter. Don't worry about it. But you will have to try it as the ultimate test, no guarentee what worked before will work anymore, but it should." I don't know if they are ACH transfers or not from my broker to BKKB New York. Though seems I recall being uncomfortable that an operator I was talking to about doing a transfer was calling what i wanted to do a wire transfer. The reason being that half the time the brokerage won't send me money I've requested because they say they won't do an international wire transfer. Seems i recall they said, "No, even just sending the money from the brokerage house to BKKB New York is a wire transfer, it doesn't have to be international to be called that." They have been happy with the loophole of sending money to BKKB New York, mostly, but seems like it is a grey zone to them whether that constitutes an international wire or not and some staff refuse to do it.
  21. coming from Iraq anything would be a major improvement. You sure you were in Vietnam? Thats the total opposite of my experience
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