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5 minutes ago, HuskerDo said:

Kids today have it so easy.   When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet just to change the TV channel. 🙂 

 

Ain't it the truth Scott. forget about trying to explain to kids these days that when I grew up there was no internet or cable TV but rather just 3 channels to choose from (NBC, CBS and ABC). We had just one phone and if we weren't home when someone called... oh well! 🙂 

 

Many of us grew up without all the gadgets there are today and we survived albeit we had to walk all the way to the TV to change the channel. That was an exhausting trip to be sure. 🙂 

 

Thanks for the reminder of how easy kids have it these days.

 

 

 

life was so hard when i was a child i had to get up before i'd gone to bed..

 

 

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5 minutes ago, samsensam said:

 

life was so hard when i was a child i had to get up before i'd gone to bed..

 

 

and yet you survived. 🙂 

 

Actually sometimes it felt that way when I was in the military. You'd JUST get to sleep and then you had to get back up for something. Some of those 20 minute "power naps" really felt like I was asleep for hours.

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2 hours ago, HuskerDo said:

STUNNING photos CNX. Your response is truly appreciated. Thank you!! Do you use a car to get to/from CM city from Nam Phrae or do you use a motorbike to get around?

Both. When I want to go shopping or it´s wet or hot weather I use the car, if it´s rush hour time and I don´t need a car I use the motorbike. I am not often in Old Town. To Central Airport I need by car 20 minutes, to Makro and BigC around 15 minutes. Also many nice restaurants are not far from my home near the Grand Canyon.

 

It´s a peaceful and quiet area. Perfect!

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18 hours ago, Lacessit said:

Your whole tone of posting is dismissive. Based on a previous discussion we had on US gun laws, I have a reasonable fix on your level of intelligence and rationality. I'm happy in Chiang Mai, which is all I care about.

American gun laws? Gee, there you go again in your naivety. As I said before, there is a legal process for changing the US constitution, but to date, no political force has been able to deliver enough votes to change it. Until then it is a right for Americans to possess guns. If you don't like it, don't go there. I do hope you realize that I also do not accept your credentials for rebuking me. Please have a great day

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2 hours ago, smotherb said:

American gun laws? Gee, there you go again in your naivety. As I said before, there is a legal process for changing the US constitution, but to date, no political force has been able to deliver enough votes to change it. Until then it is a right for Americans to possess guns. If you don't like it, don't go there. I do hope you realize that I also do not accept your credentials for rebuking me. Please have a great day

Borrowing one of your metaphors, I feel like I am pounding sand down a rathole.

I've been in a car driving through Soweto. We have our own places in Australia called Redfern and Wilcannia. I've been driven through the projects in Philadelphia, and taken a very short walk through Harlem. Somewhat ironic these places exist in a country that likes to beat its chest about being the land of the free and the brave.

These places are genuine ghettos. When you describe Chiang Mai as a farang ghetto, your opinion is facile, demeaning and plain wrong-headed.

I've met quite a few Americans here. Some, such as a now-deceased friend of mine, are a credit to their nation. Others seem to think they have some kind of God-given right to be offensive to everyone else, on the basis of their nationality. Burdick/Lederer springs to mind.

The evidence is Australia has not had a mass shooting since 1996, when semi-automatic weapons were banned. IMHO Americans who defend their right to own those types of weapons have forfeited any claim to rationality.

Incidentally, you are probably unaware the expressions "Have a nice day" or "Have a great day" are widely regarded by Australians as an expression of insincerity.

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On ‎1‎/‎5‎/‎2019 at 7:37 AM, baansgr said:

You mentioned it, the one thing that put me off is the immigration office, couldnt cope with that.

Food and daily needs are the same price anywhere in Thailand, except maybe Phuket or Samui but the major stores have a one price system, so citing cheap living is a myth. 

In fact for me there isnt a pro.

The imm. office shouldn't put anyone off that can afford a few thousand baht for an agency. Pay money, get extension- painless except in wallet.

 

My pros are:

reasonably small so possible to live within walking distance of everything needed.

Accomodation is cheaper than Pattaya.

WETV is cheap, though has to be the worst TV company I've ever experienced.

Grace Dental.

Promenada mall.

Central Airport mall.

Anusorn night market.

Some interesting temples.

The big floral gardens- I forget the name, but it's off to the right going to Hang Don.

 

Cons:

The "nightlife" has to be the saddest, most pathetic of any place in LOS. Even Lamphun has a more vibrant night scene, and that's saying something.

Dirty.

The council is useless. They didn't even put on anything for new year 2018. They never fix the pavements, or clean the roads, and their idea of gardening is to ignore it while the plants die.

The roads are too congested and the traffic jams are as bad as Bkk. Dangerous too.

The red songtheaws are a rip off, the tuk tuks are a rip off. The public transportation is a joke- a bad one.

Arcade bus station is terrible and the songtheaws overcharge to get there.

 

 

 

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9 hours ago, samsensam said:

 

life was so hard when i was a child i had to get up before i'd gone to bed..

 

 

You were lucky! We had to sleep in a hole in the road, and breakfast was gravel from the road.

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14 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

The imm. office shouldn't put anyone off that can afford a few thousand baht for an agency. Pay money, get extension- painless except in wallet.

 

My pros are:

reasonably small so possible to live within walking distance of everything needed.

Accomodation is cheaper than Pattaya.

WETV is cheap, though has to be the worst TV company I've ever experienced.

Grace Dental.

Promenada mall.

Central Airport mall.

Anusorn night market.

Some interesting temples.

The big floral gardens- I forget the name, but it's off to the right going to Hang Don.

 

Cons:

The "nightlife" has to be the saddest, most pathetic of any place in LOS. Even Lamphun has a more vibrant night scene, and that's saying something.

Dirty.

The council is useless. They didn't even put on anything for new year 2018. They never fix the pavements, or clean the roads, and their idea of gardening is to ignore it while the plants die.

The roads are too congested and the traffic jams are as bad as Bkk. Dangerous too.

The red songtheaws are a rip off, the tuk tuks are a rip off. The public transportation is a joke- a bad one.

Arcade bus station is terrible and the songtheaws overcharge to get there.

 

 

 

Thanks TBL. Do you know anyone that has True TV? If so how is it? I've read some good things about it. I think you made a great point in that if you find a great spot that's within walking distance of everything you need or usually frequent then the road issues disappear for the most-part.  

 

 

 

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6 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

You were lucky! We had to sleep in a hole in the road, and breakfast was gravel from the road.

"WE"? That must have been a BIG hole in the road. 🙂

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4 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

You were lucky! We had to sleep in a hole in the road, and breakfast was gravel from the road.

You wouldn't exaggerate, would you?

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31 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

The evidence is Australia has not had a mass shooting since 1996, when semi-automatic weapons were banned. IMHO Americans who defend their right to own those types of weapons have forfeited any claim to rationality.

Despite it being completely off topic, I have to respond to that.

How many mass shootings has New Zealand had involving semi automatics since 1900? Wikipedia tells us there were 13,000 military style semi auto weapons owned in NZ in 2017.

Wikipedia tells us one in 1994 and that was a 22.

Mass shootings have, IMO, nothing to do with what guns are around, but more to do with the culture, but as said, off topic and I'll leave it at that.

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9 minutes ago, HuskerDo said:

Thanks TBL. Do you know anyone that has True TV? If so how is it? I've read some good things about it. I think you made a great point in that if you find a great spot that's within walking distance of everything you need or usually frequent then the road issues disappear for the most-part.  

 

 

 

Sorry, don't know anything about True.

I lived just off Loi Kroh on a quiet soi, and the night market, Pantip and Big C were only a slow 10 minute walk away. If I wanted to go to the moat or into the old city, that was 10 minutes in the other direction, allowing for crossing the busy road.

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14 minutes ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Despite it being completely off topic, I have to respond to that.

How many mass shootings has New Zealand had involving semi automatics since 1900? Wikipedia tells us there were 13,000 military style semi auto weapons owned in NZ in 2017.

Wikipedia tells us one in 1994 and that was a 22.

Mass shootings have, IMO, nothing to do with what guns are around, but more to do with the culture, but as said, off topic and I'll leave it at that.

Perhaps Kiwis are more rational than Americans? or Australians, for that matter?

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11 hours ago, HuskerDo said:

Interesting thought since you don't know me at all. Yes, we all shiver at the thought of running into Mikey. I say what I want to say in public as well but since I tend to hang around classy people I'm sure I'd never run into Mikey or you. He's got a few problems he needs to address. Thanks for your input tho. Have a marvelous life.  

You tend to hang around "classy people"?  Well "classy"  means "stylish and sophisticated" so I guess many people don't measure up to your high standards and are beneath your status level. Arrogant statements that you keep making show just how pathetic you really are and others will see right through you. 

 

Let me tell you junior you're nobody special and you're going to find that out pretty fast if you make it to CM.  If you continue to make remarks in public like you do behind the veil of the forum, you're stay might be quite short and unpleasant.  Lose the attitude, grow up and stop thinking you are better than others. 

 

Like Mike, I'm done posting as I've much better things to do, but I'm sure you will become a regular poster on this forum.  With no life or friends, it will be the only place where you can post your drivel and get a response or two.  Prove my point and make another snide remark to this post.  Like I said I won't be replying or making any further posts but I bet with you're inflated ego you won't be able to control yourself from replying.  Watch people and see if I'm right.

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