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  1. Glaciers have been melting since the last ice age. They'll continue to melt but at an increasing rate. Ever watch an ice cube on the hot pavement? At first it melts a little and it's fairly slow for the first 20% or so mass loss, but the melting curve goes up with the loss of mass till it's really quick at the end even without  a change in ambient temperature. Now if the temperature goes don't quickly the rate will slow or if it gets to freezing it'll add to it's mass by the melt joining it again although it won't gain upward mass as it'll just be a fringe around the bottom. Temperatures have been changing on the planet for billions of years and the cycles won't stop with governments robbing our pockets for their own use. Now if you wanna talk about trash and what it's doing, I'm behind ya but man caused global warming, naw

     

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  2. I cannot understand a noise being made about a satellite photo. You can get almost the same images from google earth. Come on Iran has a missile program and has uttered threats against the US and the west. It'd be moronic to think a satellite isn't stationed above the area. Russia has them around the world China, Israel etc have them. All the communication sats put into orbit aren't for telephone use only. Optics have improved tremendously. Just another jab at Trump when most folks with two or more working brain cells have this already figured out

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  3. On ‎7‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 10:04 PM, my friend I said:

    Go thru the Khlong Yai crossing in Trat. Expect to pay some services charges on the Cambodian side. The road in Cambodia runs down to Koh Kong town. You will get to a four way crossing with a structure in the middle of the road after about 10 minutes. You turn left here for Koh Kong town but if you go straight you will get to some uncrowded beaches, one has a restaurant and very basic accommodation. Maybe better to stay in town.

     

    Thais get a 4 week visa. Son needs a passport.

    Ty for info. Grandson is Thai

     


  4. We're thinking of going to Cambodia for a vacation when grandson is outta school in the spring. We'd like to drive our Thai car there and back, and we'd want to bring our two dogs there and back. Vet certificates to and fro I guess would be necessary if we could bring them. My grandson and wife are Thai (although she also has an American citizenship) Does grandson son need a passport? he'd be 11 then. Where would be the best crossing points in the south as we'd wanna go stay at a beach, to stay away from the smog. And of course a good b uncrowded beach area. thanks


  5. 21 hours ago, elektrified said:

    Every Thai market has a vendor that sells old newspapers by the kg. The last time I bought some was at Talaat Thanin. I had to ask around but was eventually led to an out of the way, cluttered shopfront with newspapers stacked to the ceiling. I'm fairly certain I bought them at Talaat San Pakoy as well.

    On ‎7‎/‎14‎/‎2019 at 5:17 PM, eyecatcher said:

    I assume you want to use the newspapers as a weed suppressant, and not give the worms something the read.

    they work well and will break down naturally....heres the but...

    However I dont advise using sawdust in conjuction with the paper, as it will get wet and claggy and start to introduce termites.

     

    A tip to get rid of weeds

    Give them a weed kill spray then lay new turf over the top. Healthy grass will not tolerate weeds.

    I should have asked the egg store where they get their paper ty for the market idea.                      As for the newspaper I do wanna suppress the weeds and the saw dust will keep it in place and with a gazillion termites after every heavy rain won't bother me or the saw dust and I'll will add more sawdust for the next year. I'm after a great growth area with improved soil. The saw dust and the composted surface under the newspaper with a dusting of chicken poop I think will do the job by the next rainy season with so much of it breaking down. I use no chemicals and I'm bored with slow regeneration

     

     

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  6. 4 hours ago, mikebell said:

    Can/do the Thai police track every one's phone? If so, why the need for TM 30s?

    Maybe cause unlike most folks I haven't caught the carry a cell phone with me everywhere disease that most people have. Clean living and a good diet I guess. It normally can be found in my car dusty and uncharged. Only when I make my monthly sojourn into the various attractions of big city living does my wife charge it (if she remembers) in case I find something at Yok, Big C Makro, Jira Honey and other emporiums that cater to our needs. If my wife is with me what use would I have carrying a cell phone as she is the only I call 99 % of the time

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  7. On ‎6‎/‎29‎/‎2019 at 3:16 PM, CLW said:

    Because the cannabis extract what is now available is dangerous homemade crap.
    They use pesticide laced brick weed from Laos and no proper extraction method with non-food ethanol, methanol or even naphta.
    No label or information about the strength on it.
    I would never trust it or buy this $hit.

    From what I've read the Thai government has set up a system of locals that grow organic cannabis that under goes testing to insure purity. They originally thought they could use pot that had been seized by the police, but that prove to be the stuff you described, full of chemicals. The government wants to get in at the bottom of the market with a purity approved product for export and has no need or desire to destroy a potential market.

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  8. whistling.gif O.K. there is such a thing as being old and having problems traveling.

    I understand that.

    But here is my story.

    in October 2010 I was working as a U.S. citizen for a U.S. company in Crete, Greece.

    Had a U.S. passport.

    I retired from my job.

    To get my Thai visa I flew from Athens, Greece to Heathrow.

    The next day I took a train to Hull stayed overnight in a hotel in Hull, and the day after that went to the Thai consulate there to apply for a Thai non immigrant O visa.

    Having got that (on my U.S. passport) I then took the train back to Heathrow, where I boarded a flight to the U.S.

    The next week I went to my local Social Security Office and filed my retirement papers for my U.S. Social Security pension.

    After a week or so visiting my relatives in the U.S. I then got on a plane to Bangkok with my new visa.

    I wouldn't be able to do that today, because the rules have been changed in Hull since that time.

    I was only 65 then, but it was possible at that time.

    I guess my philosophy is ---- just do it.

    You could have applied for Social Security online


  9. I don't think the Promenada site offers anything to do with marriage. I did inquire only to lessen the amount I have in my account from 800,000 baht to 400,000 baht. They said it wasn't done at that office, But things are constantly in a flux and they could've changed. The outside signage hasn't changed and doesn't list marriage visa. I go to mall weekly.

    Thanks,

    I will most likely try the Airport office and see how it goes.

    Knowing the way the immigration in Chiang Mai goes, it probably won't matter which office I go to for the transfer, it will always be the wrong one!

    Any ideas about the queueing time to get there for an extension for marriage? I heard some people were going at 4 AM!

    I was hoping things had eased a bit now that the two offices are in operation

    For year renewal we arrived at 5;15 AM and only two more people after us were allowed in line, their daily quota was filled. For 90 day reporting I'll go a 9AM and be out before noon, but on the renewal since we were at the back of the line , we entered the office at 3 PM and left about 4:30. I'll go at 3 AM next year with my sleeping bag. I did notice the other day they had seating within the mall also, don't know what that's about yet, I check it out next Friday as the following Tuesday a reporting date.

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  10. I'm looking for an additive like Sta-bil. Problem with small engines using ethanol the carb gets corroded very easy. My mower, blower, trimmer ect have been run the last few years with sta-bil and have worked fine, but I've run out and my mower is starting to run slow. I've looked around but I get blank stares and my wife doesn't know what I'm talking about when I explain it. Thanks


  11. Does anyone really believe him? I certainly don't. blink.png

    The man has shown to lie consistantly, the truth ain't in him. Only a small percentage of the illegals are these children. A growing number of them are leaving their prayer rugs and Quran's behind. The Obama administration will not let anyone get a look at the people they are housing, so he may send a few of the children back for show, the non Hispanic adults will be scattered around the country.


  12. Only a few of those names are known to me, but they are regarded as courageous, capable and professional civil servants. Let's hope their appointments are indicative of a general move to strengthen the bureaucracy. The names that are welcomed include Supa Piyajitti, Chutima Bunyaprapasara, Areepong Bhoocha-oom, Somchai Sujjapongse, ML Panadda Diskul, Panu Uthairat. Colleagues who know about these matters say the bureaucracy at the senior level has been pretty moribund for several years, so let's see what happens next.

    Define courageous in these politicians. Did they stand up to their own party and decry the fraud waste and graft? Just what did they do? Or did they just allow things to go by in the typical Thai status quo. Just what does any pencil pusher do that can be considered courageous?

    You do understand, don't you, that we are talking about civil servants, not politicians?

    So that makes just the last part of your post relevant. Yes, some pen pushers are indeed courageous in the face of heavy political pressure. Google Supa for one.

    Political appointed civil servants are nothing more that politicians that weren't voted on. I can't see how Supa Piyajitti can be considered courageous, she is trying to ferret out the problems with the rice buying scheme, but do you think anyone will go to jail or lose much of their ill gotten gains? I wouldn't hold my breath


  13. Only a few of those names are known to me, but they are regarded as courageous, capable and professional civil servants. Let's hope their appointments are indicative of a general move to strengthen the bureaucracy. The names that are welcomed include Supa Piyajitti, Chutima Bunyaprapasara, Areepong Bhoocha-oom, Somchai Sujjapongse, ML Panadda Diskul, Panu Uthairat. Colleagues who know about these matters say the bureaucracy at the senior level has been pretty moribund for several years, so let's see what happens next.

    Define courageous in these politicians. Did they stand up to their own party and decry the fraud waste and graft? Just what did they do? Or did they just allow things to go by in the typical Thai status quo. Just what does any pencil pusher do that can be considered courageous?


  14. Mine coming from the U S takes about a day usually, unless it's a weekend or bank holiday which seems to be every other day. Cost of transfer is $35 U S and a small charge here

    Preaching to the choir that if your U.S. bank offers free/low cost ACH transfer capability and if you have a Bangkok Bank account, you could cut that $35 fee by one-half to two-thirds. But the funds will take 1 to 3 days to arrive. The fee on the Thai end would still apply.

    I transfer to the Bangkok Bank in New York from my US bank, no charge there. The rate Bangkok Bank charges me on their end is small and I believe I get a better exchange rate than I could get walking into my Doi Saket branch with cash


  15. If the naysayers on this forum...( who I consider anti Thailand ) think Thailand should adhere to the West's superior wisdom I presume they mean that the Military should step down & elections should go ahead.

    That's a brilliant idea .... I wonder who will get elected & everything will be better & back to normal?

    Since the West is so wise .... what country have they interfered with...military direct or replacing the current government with a west leaning agenda through their many shadow terrorist groups have the support of it's people & not the support of the rich elite that can be bought?

    I'm sure there is at least one but I can't think of one at the moment.wink.png

    So would you say you broadly agree with the principle of the Army usurping a civilian government?

    Not normally but I wouldn't mind it occurring in the US

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