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  1. " Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency in October 2017. Last week, U.S. health officials said they will spend $350 million in four states to study ways to best deal with the opioid crisis on the local level, with a goal of reducing opioid-related overdose deaths by 40 percent over three years in selected communities in those states." It's an even bigger joke than the $ 20 million "fine" for institutions that make billions of bucks and created hundreds of thousands addicts, who later had no other choice than buying heroin, because it's cheaper on the streets than some illegally purchased Oxicodon, or similar, what they were formerly using "legally" prescribed by money hungry doctors, dealers in white. Addicts had no other choice than buying heroin which was then stretched with fentanyl and even now you can order it from China, sent in a package that too often goes thru the customs. 1 kg fentanyl is only $ 10 K, but considering its potential, the dealers use totally different ways to get it to the customers. On average, 115 Americans die every day from an opioid overdose. The "crisis" is an epidemic that cost more lives within one year than the two World Wars and the Vietnam war together. What's $ 350 million in four States? People die every day and most can't even get help and die before there's a place free to get sober. There are so many YouTube movies about it that it already hurts. Stories of victims and that's what they are. Trump requested $639 billion in defense spending for the 2018 fiscal year. That includes spending on everything from new weapons and overseas operations to a 2.1% pay raise for troops. NATO projects the US will spend $623 billion in dollars equivalent to the $17.79 trillion GDP Even when many here believe that trump does something that's very important, it's just not true. The truth is here and some very good explanations why "trump's generosity" won't help these poor people. I hope it's allowed to post this link here. : https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/3/11/18260152/trump-budget-opioid-epidemic-2019
  2. It happened to me when I was 18 years old after many pubs and discos. Not too many people had a car and I'd promised to drive a lot of guys home. I could feel that i was tired, but I'd never have thought that I'd fall asleep behind the wheel. I had already dropped all off and "only" wanted to drive to my gf's house when it happened. Luckily, only my car was wrecked when I drove into someone's garden and took a part of his fence out. But I wasn't on duty, no pressure that I had to drive, but it still happened. I wasn't thinking that I could just fall asleep while driving, really weird. Some of these guys have no other choice than taking meth to stay awake, some have a 16 + hour day and there's no unit in these vans that could prove how long the driver was actually on the road. Would they say no, somebody else will replace him/her on the same day. The laws have to be changed and like so many other things in this country, it has to start at the top. The reality is that the politicians are as corrupt as fragg, have huge amounts of money, fake titles, but they've got the power. And that's money what's actually ruling this country. It's all about money, isn't it?
  3. The brakes didn't work well enough, or he'd his dashboard amulets in the other van. A speedy recovery for the poor guys!
  4. Please try this: Dip a cotton swab into a bottle of rubbing alcohol and gently rub the swab on the USB contacts in the port. This will clean the USB port of grime and residue that is collecting on it. After a while, the grime and residue collecting on the electrical connection of the USB port will degrade the connection. And report back. Ants, or other tiny animals, or dust are often the cause of such problems. If that doesn't work, you must have a look at the connector from the inside. It could be a loose wire, or the USB connector has a poor connection to the motherboard. If that's not the case, you've got to replace the USB connector. A good address is one of the Advice stores you can find all over Thailand. P.S. Please switch the power off, if possible take the battery out and the power supply off. USB connector.jfif
  5. "The arrests follows police receiving a tip-off that the suspect was illegally selling tour packages to tourists without a work permit" Why would the tourists have to have a work permit for being tourists? Maybe he should have sold the tickets legally? Let's eat grandma ! Off course was there no other foreigner involved who saw his bookings going down the drain. Tip off, my ar_e.
  6. And I thought WPU stands for Wind Power Unit. But it's true, they did make a lot of wind. Peace for the world!
  7. It seems that the OP's only reason to move to Vietnam would be cheaper beer! The motorbikes there are of much lower quality and even when you buy a brand new Honda, you couldn't sell if for the half price not long after the purchase.
  8. What's your nationality? I guess it's not really about a work permit, you need the permission to stay, right? You have to have a certain amount of income plus those jobs are usually for Thai nationals only. Please do some Googling and you'll find the answers. Here's a good start: https://www.thaiembassy.com/thailand/work-permit-thailand.php
  9. Is that normal that they let people keep their phones and send photos of the cell, for example?
  10. Unprotected sex with a prostitute is like Russian Roulette with a fully loaded chamber to me.
  11. If no condom available, perhaps a finger of a rubber glove will do the trick.
  12. He can call himself very lucky that it didn't happen in another country where theft is taken more seriously. From an executioner: " I use a special sharp knife, not a sword. When I cut off a hand I cut it from the joint. If it is a leg the authorities specify where it is to be taken off, so I follow that." https://wikiislam.net/wiki/Amputation_in_Islam
  13. I'd met a British gentleman who'd bought his visa and work permit somewhere in Bangkok, and I had to interview him after he applied for a teaching position. Even telling him that he could have had all documents to leave the country to come back on a real visa, and later apply for a real work permit, he denied and even got a bit louder, telling me that he'd have "that all." When the time came, and we took him to Immigration, he's so lucky, because the officer was a nice guy. The Thai head and I were friends with the officer and met each other pretty often, never had such a problem before. The Ayuthaya Immigration stamp was missing, pretty easy to figure that out. He was told to leave LOS on the same day, Not much longer and the friendly Immigration officer at Phiboon Immigration was gone and replaced by a female who had hairs on her tongue. He'd been too kind to foreigners and had to leave to Nakhon Nowhere. I saw his fake stuff and told him many times to get legal, but he didn't listen. You can't help people who are dishonest all their lives long, can you? In short. There are some people who just buy a stamp and a book that looks like a real work permit. Here's an example: https://forum.thaivisa.com/topic/933322-fake-visa-from-agents/
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