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  1. Heard the same thing from the stories loyalists in 1776 ... damned destructive radicals!
  2. They also transferred all the iPhon5 information to the XR. It was easier as I have an Apple Account with the iCloud backup. The only thing I am missing is my old iTunes playlist. Still using my ancient iPod for that on my ancient Altec Lansing radio/speaker unit at home in the office.
  3. Yes, the original, but I was only replying to the post of: yuyiinthesky concerning experience with Studio7.
  4. Agreed. My iPhone, iPad, MacBook Air purchased at the local shop at Central Festival. Never a problem and the techs have helped if I have a setting gummed up ...
  5. arrived in retirement at age 64 1/2. Took the first e courses in Thai language at the YMCA befor hitting a wall. Met a Thai girl wanting to learn more English and ... that is about where I am after 8 years ....
  6. Fortunately my Forefather who burnt the British Tea in Greenwich, NJ did not face you ... wait, he did they were the Loyalists then too.
  7. Some folks do their own immigration work and have had no issues, others well ... for whatever reasons. This is why I decided to use a local agency which keeps up with the changing requirements, has standing relationship with the local immigration off personnel and have a running record of my immigration needs. They handle the 90 day reports, the Extension of Stay renewals contacting me when it is time to file something. Worth it to me.
  8. I purposely visited Thailand four times over 2009 & 2010 (month each visit) in anticipation of retiring here in 2011. During the visits I visited the universities in Chiang ?Mai thinking I might continue some degree of teaching. If they did not use me in American and European general history, well maybe I could help with native English language instruction. Fortunately or unfortunately I found after retiring that I am rather at ease continuing my reading in gainful retirement. The 3 piece suits, ties, dress shirts ... I gave to a Chiang Mai social services sometime ago. My M.A. + (36 hours of study after the Masters ... History and Education), the International study in 7 countries, introductory study in 6 languages (I speak only my native English ... but can be handy in ordering wine, the please and thank yous). Lifetime Teaching Certification granted by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. At 73 I do not count this as a waste as the background gives me a rather broad and unique background in observing and having some understanding of what is going on in the world. I suppose some could point and say ... see, see, give someone a retirement income and they will no longer be motivated to work. 555 I figure after 41 years in education ... I paid my dues.
  9. Yes, I recall the Patricians of Rome trying to keep power, they would only grant as little power improvements to the Plebians in order to appease for the near term. Of course, being an optimist, I had hoped that the hope and promise of an American nation was to create that society for the benefit of the vast majority of its citizenry. Especially with the current income/wealth differentiation it is difficult for me to be optimistic. We seem to be moving further away from the ideals and more toward the oligarchy rule. Having read some of your past posts, we may well have different ideas on "social engineering" or a "sense of entitlement".
  10. Justified frustration/anger among a great many of the working middle class already exists. It was this that had/has some misguided folks supporting The Donald. The latest police killing provides the match to set the anger in motion. We are reminded that while lip service is given systematic inequality continues with little abatement.
  11. If that is so, then when arrested, the reason of failing to follow a lawful police order should have been stated as the reason for being arrested. Being arrested for know reason, I think leaves the Police Department and Municipality open for being sued for wrongful (false) Na, no one was injured. Embarrassment. Possible damages from the municipal insurance company. Stain on the record but a screwup. Mandatory re-training ...
  12. If that is so, then when arrested, the reason of failing to follow a lawful police order should have been stated as the reason for being arrested. Being arrested for know reason, I think leaves the Police Department and Municipality open for being sued for wrongful (false) arrest.
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