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Dustdevil

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  1. On 4/16/2019 at 3:35 PM, quandow said:

    I fly first class and have NEVER seen it at full capacity EVER. This is Delta gouging folks and I hope it backfires on them.

    I've seen First Class on domestic flights full more often than not. for international flights one should choose business class, which offers lie-flat seats as comfortable as a bed. There's little difference between Business and First in terms of comfort.


  2. I would never consider such a jaded segment of the female population. My first Thai gf was a mid-level official in the Education Ministry. I even took her Stateside for a vacation (no problem getting her a visitor visa because she was a government officer). My second Thai gf was a plastic surgeon registered nurse. My third was a village girl, but owned her own house up the mountain from Chiang Mai. My current one owns a restaurant very near the Vietnamese border, somewhat southeast of Udon Thani. I also had possibilities that I didn't follow up on with a beautiful pharmacist and an airline ground staffer. Do you see a pattern emerging? If you're a little further in life than a backpacker and not gross and haggard-looking, there are plenty of women in Thailand for you who are "real" women--i.e., not in the sex trade or bargirl milieu.

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  3. 1 hour ago, africasiaeuro said:

    Old men to notice. You have NO options but your MONEY. Any other explanation is an illusion. NO young Thai puying will tolerate your maen and other disgusting features, already a major drawback for any Thai. Farungs are not the cleanest species on earth.

    Pay up to get love. Don't dream, even in the most passionate moments.

    Another piece of advice: The most ugliest are the best. But as the saying goes since the Vietnam war: No money no honey. ( or with an added 'r' after the 'o'. )

    Learn from experience.

    The Italian guy offering money to his rival for leaving 'her' is not isolated.

    Flirtatious women are not the exception, but rather the norm.

    For one building a future with a girl found in a bar - be prepared for the ultimate experience in your life.

    The road you walk on has been paved by many bulldozers before.

     

     

     

    Actually in my early to mid-60s I had two sexy and respectable Thai gfs. The first one was a mid-level officer in the Education Ministry, in her late 40s but looked 10 years younger, as most pretty Asian women do. The second one was a 36-year-old plastic surgery nurse. If you look half decent and don't get bald and fat, and have a bit of education and manners, this is obviously possible in Thailand. They're not all bar girls or poverty-stricken village girls, and not all older farangs look and smell like Freddy Kruger.


  4. 58 minutes ago, bkk6060 said:

    I have been on several of these sites over the years and often wonder.

    Soon after I signed up and if you do not have the "premium pay" membership, very attractive girls send interest messages.  From there in order to communicate with them, you need the pay subscription.  I bet lots of guys jump it hoping to hook up with these girls.  But of course any response from these hotties never amounted to anything seems like simple responses almost computer generated.

     

    PS:  I like your last comment about Pattaya very true which is not a bad thing. 🙂

    The ThaiCupid site along with all their associate sites such as ChinaLoveCupid or whatever it's called are legit. (They have one for the Philippines and other countries) . Of course not all the women are legit, but the fakes are very obvious after a couple of messages. 


  5. 14 hours ago, Shoeless Joe said:

    RIP

     

    A young girl dies tragically and needlessly and as usual the TV trolls are immediately out in force making their inane comments. Regretfully, not much evidence of the "milk of human kindness" here!

     

    It's tragic that this 21 year-old has died whilst on holiday here, no matter what the circumstances. Surely it's time someone explained to (especially Chinese) tourists that the roads here are exceptionally dangerous and to take extreme care. For a reason I don't understand, I've seen many Chinese tourists in Chiang Mai putting themselves in danger by standing in the middle of a busy road consulting a map or simply talking; scurrying across the road at (seemingly) the least safe moment and hiring and riding cycles and motobikes with the minimum of skill, care and attention, oblivious to any danger to themselves and others. I really don't know what the answer is.

     

    Regards,

     

    Joe

    It's not like roads in China are safe.


  6. 2 hours ago, Wiggy said:

    I have traveled with both lately. Here's my penny's worth:

     

    Emirates good things:

    - A380 upstairs forward cabin is quiet and spacious, especially seat 51G (but not always available for selection on cheaper tickets)

    - food, which I found to be some of the best on economy

    - frequency (easy to choose the right time to fly)

    - good cabin crew

     

    Emirates bad things:

    - Dubai airport is extremely busy and crowded (don't leave a short connection time as sometimes you need to change terminals)

    - avoid the Boeing 777, as it's much more claustrophobic

     

    Qatar good things:

    - Doha airport is much more user friendly and quieter

    - food is also good

    - space on the A380

     

    Qatar bad things:

    - avoid the Boeing 787 as legroom is much less than other aircraft in their fleet

    - poorer customer service on the ground

     

    Both have good IFE.

     

    I never watch in-flight entertainment, especially not on hijab airlines. I hate censorship. BYODevices.

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  7. 1 hour ago, connda said:

    If a food court sells if for 50bht, then that same food in a US Thai restaurant will cost you 500bht.  So you can move to Thailand and eat at local restaurants, saving 5 to 10 times of your eating costs as compared to the US -- and you don't even need to cook!  :thumbsup:

    I had the best local dinners in Chiang Mai for 50 baht last year. And around the corner from my flat I got a full American breakfast for 35. Why on earth would I want to cook in CM? I don't even cook in the States, not that I'm wealthy either.

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  8. 2 hours ago, stanleycoin said:

    They may insist you have a very huge lump of cash in the bank to pay for medical cover if needed one day.

    ( they wouldn't would they !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!). :shock1:

    That would be,  above and beyond the 800, 400 thousand in the bank extension of stay requirements they have now,   what you think a straight 1 million on top ?

    I would not put anything past this lot. :bah:

     

    I guess you're not American, as Medicare and Plan F cover everything at age 65+. My total premium is under $200 and there are no copays or deductibles and I can go to the very best docs and hospitals. Much as I like Chiang Mai, I might be better off staying in the very safe and easy life of Boise (not as boondock as it sounds--one hour's flight to Seattle, and lively progressive community thanks to a large university.)

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  9. 15 hours ago, AdamTheFarang said:

    The facts you state would be enough to put off most successful people. For example in Europe you can work in any 28 countries so if you like snow to the hot beach it's all there, you can own your own business not have to have strangers having shares, stay forever and even become a citizen no stress of Visa Runs, Applications etc Thailand is 50 years behind and with Asean will eventually have to open up. Yes and then if you say something debatable about a company have the threat of jail under the Computer Crimes Act like Alan at PhuketWan went through. Then you might get wacked if you upset the wrong people...................I am done with Thailand.........

    Same in the States--any climate you want and all the other things you said. I'm probably done with Thailand too. Also no need to keep learning a new language every time you move.

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  10. 5 hours ago, bristolgeoff said:

    what do you expect big companys make product in asia.then sell elsewhere.in any country counterfeit goods are everywhere and everyone buys them.many thais buy the copies in handbags and anything else,like the world everywhere.i brought a copy bag i needed to travel still have it and use it today.prada from mynmar markets on the thai border.you can not stop it how hard you try.thai ladies would not be happy without a designer bag on them at a discount copy price.just go round that market at mai sai and see the shops selling copy goods.you will not be surprised

    Yes well we don't need no stinkin' counterfeit Nike shoes because THEY'LL HURT YOUR FEET after a short while, especially if you want to run in them! At least the Thai authorities cooperate. In China they copy and fake everything and then say Screw you.

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  11. None of the posters has a remote clue as to how defamation law in the U.S. works. See my comment again: It's more difficult to win a slander case in the United States than in Britain, where defendants (last I knew--see the film and book "Denial") in defamation suits are guilty until proven innocent. In the U.S., the First Amendment protects the public from defamation suits by public figures. They have to prove actual malice, reckless disregard for the truth, and that the plaintiff's reputation has actually been damaged. hard to prove. This is why Trump has made a career of threatening libel and slander suits but has rarely if ever gone through with one, and certainly hasn't won any. In our case here, the potential defendant Musk is the public figure, but it seems to me a an uphill battle to prove actual malice, reckless disregard for the truth and actual reputational damage. The man had better file suit in Britain.

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  12. 5 hours ago, rwdrwdrwd said:

    Go with the US ones, they will sting him a lot harder, half a million US is the going rate for libel, and that's without a gobby unlikeable billionaire being involved.

    It's more difficult to win a slander case in the United States than in Britain, where defendants (last I knew--see the film and book "Denial") in defamation suits are guilty until proven innocent. In the U.S., the First Amendment protects the public from defamation suits by public figures. They have to prove actual malice, reckless disregard for the truth, and that the plaintiff's reputation has actually been damaged. hard to prove. This is why Trump has made a career of threatening libel and slander suits but has rarely if ever gone through with one, and certainly hasn't won any. In our case here, the potential defendant Musk is the public figure, but it seems to me a an uphill battle to prove actual malice, reckless disregard for the truth and actual reputational damage. The man had better file suit in Britain.

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