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BANGKOK 18 February 2019 10:42


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  1. 27 minutes ago, webfact said:

    Chalermphon said he was heading for Sukhumvit Road when the car made a sudden and unexpected U-turn

    yes - not unusual for Thai divers. I would not be surprised if he was not prepared for anything that would need his attention while driving. If it is not brake failure then it is failure of the other one.

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  2. 39 minutes ago, marcusarelus said:

    I gave up drinking and smoking.  I'd want to know and have the doctor buy me a carton of cigarettes and a bottle of whiskey. 

    hopefully in the state then you will be able to enjoy them


    Most people when they talk about dying think they will be in their healthy, happy and good mental state they are now, except having a fatal disease. Most of the time this is not the case.


    When I was younger I always thought that I knew what to do in case I am told I have cancer or going to die. The more patients I have seen in that state and the older I am  the less I am sure how I would react myself

  3. 3 hours ago, SammyT said:

    Absolute rubbish. It is the doctor's job to tell them what they need to know, not what they want to hear and then rely on them asking the right questions to get the right answer. 

    It is not one sided, you know. The patient has the right to know, but he also has the right not to know. Their decision.

    The doctor's duty is to respect the patient - and not force unwanted information on them. Not telling the truth does not mean lying - you just don't mention what they don't want to hear - always ready to give them all the information you have. And never forget - it is very difficult to tell how long - I have seen many survive much longer than expected and sometimes the opposite as well.

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  4. 22 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

    Recently returned from immigration, after renewing my marriage visa. The upside to this visa, is that only 400,000 is needed as a deposit, and it does not have to stay in the bank, once your visa is granted. The downsides are:


    The hurdles you need to jump over, in order to get a marriage visa are stupid, ridiculous, unnecessary, draconian, wasteful, and silly. I understand the need for them to verify that you are a legitimate couple. Upon the first application. But, the dumb requirements should not relate to renewals. You should not be required to show fresh images of the house each time, copies of the marriage papers, the house documents, either come with a local Thai witness, or bring a signed affidavit from a local Thai each time, provide new maps to the house, and dozens of other requirements.


    I just do not even know what to say about the process. I felt like a street dog by the time I left. After hours of paperwork, copy after copy after copy, each page having to be signed, and then being grilling by the surly officer, I literally felt like a street dog. The level of disrespect that immigration shows married couples here, and foreigners in general, is totally uncalled for, beyond the pale, and inane. The copy woman, the guy sorting our papers, they were all nice. But, the officers? Such sourpusses. The woman who was helping us was so difficult to work with, when she finally rejected us over the tiniest thing she did not like, after nearly an hour of reviewing every document with a microscope, so to speak, and said no, I responded by saying yes. YES, you are going to do this. Yes, you are going to do this right now. YES, you are going to stop saying NO to me right now. This ends now. She looked at me and did not know what to say. I asked for the manager. The top brass came over, and we had it sorted in 30 minutes. Took nearly 3 hours. And as usual, it will be a month, until I have final approval. Is it worth it? NO. It is my last marriage visa. I will go back to a retirement visa next year, or leave the country, before I subject myself to that abuse one more time.


    I totally blame Prayuth, and the biggest joke. Immigration has gotten worse under their tutelage and their arrogance, and their insufferable xenophobia knows no bounds. This whole thing leaves a bitter, sour, nasty, foul taste in one's mouth, and the stench can be smelled for kilometers. Thailand is moving backwards on so many levels, I do not even know where to begin. I believe at this point, that if Brittany Spears were to declare her candidacy, she would beat Prayuth, hands down. That is how much he and the army are despised, at this point. Especially after the recent stunt he pulled.

    I can understand your reaction after this experience. My experience is different. Yes the requirements are ridiculous - but the immigration officers whom I have to confront are very kind - even if strictly follolwing the rules.

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  5. 2 hours ago, TallGuyJohninBKK said:


    Overstayers -- and beyond that even convicted criminals -- deserve to be treated humanely in any country, be provided sufficient and decent food and water while in custody, and some level of medical treatment when ill, etc etc.


    Anything less is a violation of their human rights by those in charge.

    ... and should be considered a crime punished with prison not less than 1 year

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  6. 4 hours ago, webfact said:

    Up to 50 per cent of the very fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns, or PM2.5, was from the traffic and transport sector, said General Prayut. Stakeholders must choose measures to reduce that to 35 per cent of PM2.5 particulates, he said.

    traffic and transport sector is emitting all year over - but the smog comes during the months when they are burning the fields

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  7. 4 hours ago, webfact said:

    I thought that was very upsetting and I know it would have upset many Australians



    4 hours ago, webfact said:


    He should have said the truth:


    "I thought that was very upsetting and it would have upset every human with some humanity and a sane mind

    - so humans doing this to other humans show they don't have humanity and don't have a sane mind


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