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  2. Around 50% of my pals have died before government pension age, looks like I may join them. Another 25% have been forced back to the UK through ill health. Don't overthink things, you might be one of us lucky guys.
  3. I have gotten mine in June every year. That seems to be the standard month they do them.
  4. You dont even need a lawyer, you both just need to go to the amphur where you got legally married and sign the divorce documents. The official cost is like 30 baht. What you agree to give her to get her to go to the Amphur is up to you, but once those docs are signed its over. Getting her there to sign the docs is another story entirely
  5. Sounds like she's just happy to be rid of you. Sorry it didn't work.
  6. Social activist submits objection to bus fare hike supawadee wangsri BANGKOK, 20 April 2019 (NNT) - The Association for the Protection of the Thai Constitution appealed to the Central Administrative Court to oppose the resolution to raise the fares on the whole bus system, saying that it is a burden for the public to shoulder. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096282-social-activist-submits-objection-to-bus-fare-hike/
  7. Should I trademark that phrase? Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. Your post headline is very broad, might help if you share a little detail ot the re[airs you're looking for.
  9. The wheels of "justice" turn ever so slowly in Thailand. 4 years seems to come to mind.
  10. More buying power abroad is what motivates most retired expats. That's a fact. This topic is limited to options in Latin America and most of those options can fulfill that aspiration. Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. Social activist submits objection to bus fare hike supawadee wangsri BANGKOK, 20 April 2019 (NNT) - The Association for the Protection of the Thai Constitution appealed to the Central Administrative Court to oppose the resolution to raise the fares on the whole bus system, saying that it is a burden for the public to shoulder. Mr. Srisuwan Chanya, in his capacity of secretary-general of the Association for the Protection of the Thai Constitution, filed a lawsuit against the Land Transport Control Board with the Central Administrative Court to revoke the board’s resolution of December 14, 2018 to raise the fares effective on Monday, April 22. He also asked the court to investigate the case in order to issue an order to stop the enforcement of such resolution temporarily before a final judgment because the diesel price, which is the main cost, has not been raised so it should not be the reason for increasing bus fares and the decision should for the new government to consider. The private joint bus operators argued that, if the bus fare is not increased, they would not be able to bring new buses into service because of the high cost. Mr. Srisuwan said the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority has brought new buses, including diesel and NGV, to run in the system on a periodic basis, so raising the bus fares for the entire system is not reasonable. Mr. Banyong Amphorntrakul, Chairman of the Federation of Buses in Bangkok and its vicinity and the Chairman of the Private Joint BMTA Bus Operator Club, visited the Administrative Court to oppose the complaint of Mr. Srisuwan and asked for justice. He stated that the bus fares have to be raised because the bus operating cost is higher than earnings. At present, there are 6,000 private joint NGV buses in service but only 1,600 of them can operate because there is not enough income for maintenance of the remaining buses. Mr. Banyong added that he has a future plan to use 70 percent of NGV buses or 4,000 NGV buses. He said if the bus fares are not raised, it will not be possible to put the new buses into service. The new buses will use the E-Ticket system instead of ticket collectors to reduce the cost of the operation. -- © Copyright nnt 2019-04-21
  12. A troll post using a foreign language has been removed as well as the replies.
  13. Science? How about almost 60 years of riding everything from mini-bikes as a kid, to 600 -1,000cc motorcycles most of my adult life, including a trip lasting almost 4 years straight on a 650cc Kawasaki to every state in the U.S.? I would venture to say I've seen more bike accidents in my life than you can imagine.
  14. And what would that decision entail? What decisions would need to be made at that specific time (nearing puberty) in a child's life?
  15. Changes in CO2 have never driven climate change. It is a consequence of it. Just look at the ice core data.
  16. I've been to Mexico several times. I've been to Mazatlan which was referenced. I've been to Spain several times. Not Latin America. Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  17. If that's the case, when will the 800k jump to 1.5 million, to have a "better" herd?
  18. My apologies. I mis-read your statement. Should’ve had coffee first beforehand
  19. To capitalize Thai banks. It's a cheap farang loan to the banking sector, therefore the Thai economy. Why else do you think you can't touch the 800k for 5 months, and the 400k forever, if the purpose of the money is to prove you have funds to live on here?
  20. This topic has been debated to death on this forum -- but it keeps on rising from the dead! The general consensus seems to be that it is better to be safe than sorry. The 7-day grace period is for people who are remaining in the country. If you leave on day 95 without reporting, there is the possibility that on your next visit to Immigration the IO will notice that you did not report and fine you. Remember: this is Thailand. There are no firm rules where IOs are concerned.
  21. Money is the easiest way to cull the herd. Get rid of the poorer expats and keep the richer. This kills two birds with one stone. Reducing the total amount of retirees and increasing the perceived quality of the remaining retirees. I still haven't heard anyone come up with an explanation as to WHY the rules have changed.
  22. Deputy premier orders Ministry of Finance to take economic stimulus measures tewit kemtong BANGKOK, 20 April 2019 (NNT) - In the light of indications of a national economic slowdown during the second quarter of this year due to external factors and a transitional period over the setting up of a new government, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has ordered the Ministry of Finance to take short-term economic stimulus measures, under which taxpayers may file the expenses on their children’s education in the upcoming semester as a tax deduction. Full story: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/1096281-deputy-premier-orders-ministry-of-finance-to-take-economic-stimulus-measures/
  23. No need to complain. If the topic doesn't interest you (Latin America) you may Not read the thread Not post to the thread Start a new thread about a topic you do want to talk about Sent from my Lenovo A7020a48 using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  24. "Rich in, Poor out" Not convinced. Except for 3 countries, one can still obtain an extension with no money in a Thai bank. With no obligation to transfer at least 65000 monthly. So in theory one can still live here with no bank account, and with whatever what monthly amount that suits you. It may change tomorrow of course.
  25. Deputy premier orders Ministry of Finance to take economic stimulus measures tewit kemtong BANGKOK, 20 April 2019 (NNT) - In the light of indications of a national economic slowdown during the second quarter of this year due to external factors and a transitional period over the setting up of a new government, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak has ordered the Ministry of Finance to take short-term economic stimulus measures, under which taxpayers may file the expenses on their children’s education in the upcoming semester as a tax deduction. During a meeting with high-level officials of the Ministry of Finance, the deputy premier urged them to promptly find economic stimulus measures and keep the national economy from slowing any further. Those measures are set to be proposed for approval by the cabinet in the next two weeks. Finance Minister Apisak Tantivorawong says the national economy during the second and third quarters would only grow by three percent, thus requiring some economic stimulus measures with a focus on promotion of domestic consumption for which an estimated 20 billion baht in funding is expected to be allocated. At an initial stage, the measures call for tax deductions to help with students’ expenses and would be run in a manner similar to the Shopping for Country campaign. Tax-deductible expenses may include the purchase of students’ clothes, educational equipment and textbooks. Besides, the regulations for housing loans provided to low-income earners would be made more favorable for them to borrow, while expenses on domestic recreational tours may also become tax-deductible. -- © Copyright nnt 2019-04-21
  26. If you drink 10-15 beers a night, it makes a significant difference to your cost of living (and your value as a customer). My six pals and I would have a $30 bill at nearly every bar we entered. One bar right on the river, the waiter said, "no happy hour during the holidays, beer is $1.50 today", as we all got up to leave the manager rushed over and said, "no, no, special new year happy hour for your table". As for the more private bars, $1.50 for a beer, and $3.50 for a 'spinner' in her 20s on your lap. I don't play golf, so don't care about it, you don't drink much beer so don't care about the price. I probably enjoy my 5Km morning river walk as much as you enjoy your golf. People are different and have different priorities in life, I don't criticise you for your golfing addiction, enjoy.
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