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  1. That’s true they’re very polite and provide good service but try asking them a question you can’t call them unless someone is dead, in the hospital, arrested, or assaulted and when you email them getting a straight answer is like pulling teeth. I have no use for them except for renewing my passport once a decade. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  2. lol [emoji23] the local news. He hasn’t been seen in public for weeks Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  3. Okay then where is he? Why hasn’t anyone seen him in public since he “went on vacation to America”? Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  4. And just like I predicted suddenly the news media and this forum has conveniently forgotten about him because they’re not getting any answers. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  5. Well it’s always been that way it’s that way with all our embassies around the world. US citizen services is a very small part of what embassies actually do. The foreign service employees who handle US citizen services are just a very small portion of the embassy staff and they’re very low level civil servants. I used have a job kind of in that area and I’ve dealt with most of the US Embassies throughout Asia. The Consular Sections of the embassies are the lowest priority. Honestly the embassies usually can’t even get their actual missions done most of the time either. In my former job most of the real work was done by people like me who worked unregistered outside of the embassy, but the Diplomatic Mission is a different story kind of. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  6. What was so good about them anyway? Did they have free beer and barbecue at the embassy outreach events? I guess it’s nice if they come to you for something saves a really long trip to Bangkok I guess but I prefer to see them at my convenience. And honestly now that we no longer need those dumb income affidavits anymore THANK GOD I only need the embassy about once a decade for a new passport every 9 years since I always renew it a year early. The embassy has really made themselves insignificant to American Citizens these days and now they probably have a great time at work doing very little. After I retired I almost got a job in the foreign services because I knew the right people to get one. I prefer total retirement instead. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  7. Naam I’m still waiting to hear your rebuttal to the facts I posted above lol [emoji23]. I told you, never argue with someone without knowing the facts next time. He was all talk earlier and now he suddenly got real quiet after I showed supporting facts above. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  8. Honestly who cares who needs them? I’ve been here for 5 years now and I’ve been to zero embassy outreach programs and I never had a desire to go to one. Now that we no longer need those stupid embassy income affidavits anymore THANK GOD, I’ll never go to the embassy again for about another 9 years until I have to renew my passport again. If they were to close the embassy it honestly wouldn’t bother me. Although they did put out some really good information about a month ago regarding international Direct Deposit of Federal Benefit payments. I’m taking advantage of it for my VA pension since I’m rated 100% disabled. But my regular Military Retirement Pay and my wife’s Retirement Social Security Pension Benefit payments will just continue to go into our US Bank. My VA pension is more than enough alone I’m 21 years retired from the military and actually medically retired. Anyway the only use I have for the embassy is just renewing my passport once every decade, other than that nothing really. Good riddance to this and their income affidavits.
  9. Yeah, I live in Thailand and boy do I feel sorry for a lot of your “mates” as well because if they’re from the UK or Australia they’re getting a really horrible Exchange Rate. But as usual the USD is doing great [emoji106] I absolutely love it here [emoji2]. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  10. https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/which-are-the-strongest-currencies-of-asia.html Okay well I didn’t want to embarrass you but you just kept on pushing it so here it is as of March 2019, kind of hard to argue with verified facts when it’s right in front of you now huh. And no this is NOT from the Bangkok Post this is an actual real reliable source from the World Atlas. This data is current. Try other sources of information besides what the local government tells you. [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23][emoji23] I am sorry that Thailand is in such political turmoil right now though, it’s a shame. But anyway I told you so. I told you Thailand ranks 20th in Asian currency this year just click on the link and scroll down. Even Turkmenistan’s currency ranks higher than Thailand ouch lol [emoji23]. The baht is “rising fast” according to the Bangkok Post LMAO [emoji23]. This is less than two months ago: https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/which-are-the-strongest-currencies-of-asia.html Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  11. Not to mention that the current Thai government is in crisis but their local news media still continues with the whole everything is fine act when at the same time they’re on the brink of another potential military COUP. The current government’s only real power they have left is being able to control the media and to manipulate the appearance of economic growth. But most Thai people I know are smart enough to see through all the BS. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  12. The baht has been weak for years but currently in Thailand they have very hotly contested election results right now and the current Prime Minister is desperately trying to hold on to power so there’s naturally been a lot of fake news stories generated from within Thailand to bolster pro government propaganda and trying to convince everyone how wonderful the economy is and even going so far as to attempt to manipulate their currency. The current USD Exchange Rate says it all just the fact that the dollar has been slowly creeping back up. If it wasn’t for the currency manipulation the USD to Thai baht would probably be at about 33 baht to the dollar right now at least but it’s still just below 32 but climbing. Strange how the Exchange Rate has been bouncing a little bit up and down since the election especially when the dollar has been picking up a lot of steam. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
  13. It’s a verified fact it ranks 20th Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  14. In case you haven’t noticed the local media outlets in Thailand are not the most reliable lately. And currently Thailand is on the United States Treasury Department’s bad boy list for currency manipulation. Regardless the Exchange Rate tells you all you need to know the baht is still weak against the USD and the Eros. I guess you can say that the baht has gained a little bit of strength over the last ten years lol, that’s hardly “rising fast” lol. Sent from my iPhone using Thailand Forum - Thaivisa mobile app
  15. It’s actually staying about the same and it declines a little bit once in a while honestly no the baht isn’t rising fast in fact it’s not really going anywhere. It’s risen a little bit over the last 10 years I guess you could say that lol. Sent from my iPhone using Thaivisa Connect
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