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On 10/13/2019 at 8:14 AM, possum1931 said:
On 10/13/2019 at 12:08 AM, Just Weird said:

Yes, I really do not know what new things have regularly come up that has made being in Thailand unpleasant.   As someone with over 20,000 posts perhaps you can enlighten me, specifically.   And that would be NEW things, plural, that have appeared regularly.

I am not wasting my time going through things that the majority of members are well aware of, just keep logging on to Thaivisa and maybe things will sink in, and I am aware that the TM situation is not new and has only recently been enforced.

Another thing, I am aware of your opinions and you are entitled to them, but you are about the last poster I want to have a debate with.

"I am not wasting my time going through things that the majority of members are well aware of..."

I was pretty sure that you wouldn't be able to come up with anything.  Q.E.D.

 

"...just keep logging on to Thaivisa and maybe things will sink in..."

I do just that and the amount of nonsense and inaccurate Thai-bashing that sinks into some member's minds never fails to amaze me. 

 

"Another thing, I am aware of your opinions and you are entitled to them, but you are about the last poster I want to have a debate with".

That's ironic considering you responded to someone you don't want interaction with!

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On 10/11/2019 at 8:00 AM, Samuel Smith said:
On 10/11/2019 at 7:51 AM, OneMoreFarang said:

Did you never read about any of those cases were people can't pay their hospital bills? I see them all the time in the news.

A few isolated cases of young tourists on motorbikes.  WTH has that got to do with retirees living here?

It helps to not take a reply out of context but with in the context of the previous replies that inspired the reply so:

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The operative word in the first post was "some" as you also claim, are not paying their bills.

Then the question was asked "who is not paying their bills"

Which led to the final question concerning news about people not paying their bills. 

So I am confused why you would wonder "WTH has that got to do with retirees living here?" Obviously some people not paying their bills, and the Thai government requiring that  retirees  have health insurance and all the implications associated with that have a lot to do with retirees.

I also don't understand  how you would get 16 likes and 10 thanks you for it

Am I missing something?

 

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On 10/13/2019 at 6:41 AM, thaibeachlovers said:

That's the rule for everyone ( retirement is 800, 000 in a Thai bank or whatever the income requirement is ).

Why do you think you should be different? Their country, their rules.

I got the interest the account made- they didn't keep any of it when I left the country.

Surely you knew the requirements when you CHOSE to live in LOS?

I assume your indicating your on a Retirement Visa of Having to have 800,000 Thai Baht in your Bank Account or is your Visa a Marriage Visa that Involves 400,000 Thai Baht  I am Not Being Nosey about your Financial Funds in Life but in Reality How Much do you have Sitting in a Bank Account for your Income Verification Purposes ONLY and How Much Interest did it Earn in 12 Months or a 1 Year Time Period , In Your Response I want to Know Exact Interest Earned on the Funds in the Account Then after Look at that Amount and ask Your self could you Live on the Interest over a 12 Month 1 Year Time Period and Be Truthful with me , i asked my Wife what her Bangkok Bank Account is supposed to pay in Interest Rate on money that she would have sitting in her Bank Account her Response to me was 0.05% or 0.005%  I Am Very Curious to hear Your Responds in Interest Numbers earned on a 1 Year Time Period Thanks "SuburbanOne"

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Focus on the positive and don't think about the future, it will be what it will be.

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On 10/13/2019 at 12:31 AM, Stevemercer said:

A Thai person marries an Australian citizen and they have the right to live in Australia. After 2 years they become a permanent resident with the same rights as all Australians. They have complete freedom of movement with no need to report to anyone. They can be employed in any job. They can start and run a business subject to the same rules as any Australian citizen. They are entitled to free health care and unemployment benefits. They can buy and own land. There is no discrimatory pricing for foreigners (in fact it is illegal). It's the same in most western countries.

I don't have a problem with immigrants that work and pay taxes like everyone else. where I draw the line is allowing parents of immigrants to immigrate to live and get all the benefits without having contributed a cent in the past.

This is a big factor in the UK where many elderly people get free treatment from the NHS, despite not even speaking English. It was so bad, we were not even allowed to ask them if they were entitled to free treatment. 

 

 

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On 10/15/2019 at 12:09 AM, SuburbanOne said:

I assume your indicating your on a Retirement Visa of Having to have 800,000 Thai Baht in your Bank Account or is your Visa a Marriage Visa that Involves 400,000 Thai Baht  I am Not Being Nosey about your Financial Funds in Life but in Reality How Much do you have Sitting in a Bank Account for your Income Verification Purposes ONLY and How Much Interest did it Earn in 12 Months or a 1 Year Time Period , In Your Response I want to Know Exact Interest Earned on the Funds in the Account Then after Look at that Amount and ask Your self could you Live on the Interest over a 12 Month 1 Year Time Period and Be Truthful with me , i asked my Wife what her Bangkok Bank Account is supposed to pay in Interest Rate on money that she would have sitting in her Bank Account her Response to me was 0.05% or 0.005%  I Am Very Curious to hear Your Responds in Interest Numbers earned on a 1 Year Time Period Thanks "SuburbanOne"

I have no idea how much interest my 800,000 earned, and it stayed in the account all the time- never touched it. I considered it the price I had to pay to be able to stay in LOS.

When I left, I was able to keep the entire amount plus interest.

 

No one chooses to stay in LOS without knowing what they have to do to be able to stay. If the requirements are unacceptable, then choose to live elsewhere like Malaysia or Cambodia which have more acceptable policies.

Moving to LOS then complaining about the requirements is like buying a house next to an airport and then complaining about the planes making a noise.

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I did not wait for the other shoe to drop, I now use Malaysia as base due to free visas there for 3 months, better health care, much better traffic and roads, no xenophobic officials to deal with and a much easier place to use as travel hub to other countries. My son is still in school in Thailand and it cost me 300 Ringit, plus that I have to show that I got 200.000 THB (not sure if this is a immigration law or some BS they told me when applying for the visa in Malaysia) in a Thai bank to get a 3 month Non-O visa to visit him. I feel sad for the younger generation of Thais that they are ruled by moronic Kleptocrats, hopefully one day they will kick them out, but I can't see that happen in the soon future.

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8 hours ago, geronimo said:

Focus on the positive and don't think about the future, it will be what it will be.

In a way yes but positives and negatives are both imposters, it is as it is, you have to watch the film but you needn't get emotionally involved in it. I watch detached what happens in the space of me knowing full well I don't control the game.

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Read thread in R/E sub Forum "Possible change in Property Company law.....".

 

Is this the "next shoe to drop"?

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On 10/16/2019 at 2:10 PM, HiSoLowSoNoSo said:

I did not wait for the other shoe to drop, I now use Malaysia as base due to free visas there for 3 months, better health care, much better traffic and roads, no xenophobic officials to deal with and a much easier place to use as travel hub to other countries. My son is still in school in Thailand and it cost me 300 Ringit, plus that I have to show that I got 200.000 THB (not sure if this is a immigration law or some BS they told me when applying for the visa in Malaysia) in a Thai bank to get a 3 month Non-O visa to visit him. I feel sad for the younger generation of Thais that they are ruled by moronic Kleptocrats, hopefully one day they will kick them out, but I can't see that happen in the soon future.

Seems to me that a lot of farangs made decisions relating to buying property and producing offspring based on an assumption that nothing would change.

Of course everything changes, and not usually for the better.

Back in the 90s I got unlimited back to back 90 day visa exempt entry, but of course that stopped. 

If people considered that requirements might get worse, perhaps they wouldn't be in such strife now.

 

PS- that is not referencing any particular poster. Just an observation from visiting LOS for decades.

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7 hours ago, thaibeachlovers said:

Seems to me that a lot of farangs made decisions relating to buying property and producing offspring based on an assumption that nothing would change.

Of course everything changes, and not usually for the better.

Back in the 90s I got unlimited back to back 90 day visa exempt entry, but of course that stopped. 

If people considered that requirements might get worse, perhaps they wouldn't be in such strife now.

 

PS- that is not referencing any particular poster. Just an observation from visiting LOS for decades.

I am happy that I never bought property in Thailand, my son got dual citizenship and he can leave whenever he wants, he and his classmates understand what's going on now in Thailand and they are not very happy with the military government. 

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On 10/18/2019 at 10:32 PM, HiSoLowSoNoSo said:

I am happy that I never bought property in Thailand, my son got dual citizenship and he can leave whenever he wants, he and his classmates understand what's going on now in Thailand and they are not very happy with the military government. 

If he's still in school he won't remember how bad it got under Thaksin. I still think it's far better for THAIS now that it was under that guy, and I hope those days never come back.

If any want to know why Swampy is such a rubbish airport ask yourself where all the money went.

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