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9 minutes ago, meechai said:

Forget all the nimrods saying your wife will be stolen because if that was a possibility it does not matter which country your in. Either you have a good marriage or you don't.

The competition for slim attractive women in the west is extreme.

My misses could easily have a wealthy man her own age with a big expensive house in the UK, but here her best choice is me, an elderly pensioner. Thailand just doesn't provide them with the same choices.

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And I told wife to start applying for PR. We are leaving.    Except I can't bring myself to leave.    I don't wanna sound like one of those posters, but I really didn't come here f

Only imagine, sitting on a plane back to Europe, or elsewhere?   When we are getting older, nothing is as it once was.   Sex perhaps once a month? And if so, with chemical help?

I suppose if I had unlimited finances, I would probably leave. I despise the government and immigration here, and it does feel like the nation is moving backwards. But, considering the fact that I do

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Just now, BritManToo said:

He probably wasn't interesting, amusing or skilled at loving enough for them.

Because 'they're worth it'. 

 

it's nice that you put some common thoughts into plain language     haha

 

In real life i am quite direct,    but having tenants i have learned the art of being diplomatic ......

most farangs i just ignore.    Still,  tv does have a few interesting characters.    a few  🙂

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36 minutes ago, Lacessit said:

In Australia, the public system is almost free. A small copayment. The only catch is one goes on a waiting list for non-essential surgery. Pensioners are bulk-billed, which means they pay nothing.

I pay $2700 ( Australian ) per year for gold class hospital and medical cover. That guarantees me free treatment in any private hospital with a surgeon or physician of my choice, unlimited cost. My health insurer has kindly suspended payment while I am in Thailand. I can reinstate my policy any time within the first 60 days of arriving back in Australia.

Our Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme ( PBS ) means if a medication is listed on it ( most are ), irrespective of what the manufacturers' price is, one only pays $6.60 per prescription.

It's one of the reasons I laugh when Americans start bleating about the evils of socialism. The Australian medical system is entirely down to when socialist governments were in power.

Apologies if off topic.

 

Sounds like your government is not completely sold out to Big Pharma, the FDA, and the industry. In America, mine sold out long ago. Same with prescription drugs. Some of the highest prices in the world. My diabetic friend pays over $300 a month for his insulin. Zero integrity, when it comes to the treatment of the public. The quality of life is declining in America in a dramatic way, and it has been for a very long time now. This is just one element. Only those who live there, will argue with that premise. There is an element of being within the bubble, that creates a rather blinkered mentality. 

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38 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

 

Sounds like your government is not completely sold out to Big Pharma, the FDA, and the industry. In America, mine sold out long ago. Same with prescription drugs. Some of the highest prices in the world. My diabetic friend pays over $300 a month for his insulin. Zero integrity, when it comes to the treatment of the public. The quality of life is declining in America in a dramatic way, and it has been for a very long time now. This is just one element. Only those who live there, will argue with that premise. There is an element of being within the bubble, that creates a rather blinkered mentality. 

Funny thing, the conservative element in Australia is forever trying to white-ant our medical system. It has had some painful reminders from voters not to mess with it.

Your diabetic friend would pay $6.60 for a month's worth of insulin.

Then again, we do not have an Electoral College system.

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32 minutes ago, spidermike007 said:

 

Sounds like your government is not completely sold out to Big Pharma, the FDA, and the industry. In America, mine sold out long ago. Same with prescription drugs. Some of the highest prices in the world. My diabetic friend pays over $300 a month for his insulin. Zero integrity, when it comes to the treatment of the public. The quality of life is declining in America in a dramatic way, and it has been for a very long time now. This is just one element. Only those who live there, will argue with that premise. There is an element of being within the bubble, that creates a rather blinkered mentality. 

 

My post here will not make much sense to most readers.   I used to read some of D Casey ten years ago,  but lost money on uranium  which they used to push as a good investment   haha

 

Just came across this interview though.... and the main point that i subscribe to is the total decline of usa.     i ran away eons ago,  but somehow the "greatest country on earth"  fantasy just keeps rolling along,  with the printing presses at warp speed.    Will it ever come off the tracks?

 

Also interesting, as to relevance to Thailand...... is the prediction that one day soon the "choice" for president will be a General.     The world is becoming a real obstacle course for those (few) who still value freedom.  

 

long interview for short attn spans :    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzjZKDGJuZE

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11 minutes ago, rumak said:

 

My post here will not make much sense to most readers.   I used to read some of D Casey ten years ago,  but lost money on uranium  which they used to push as a good investment   haha

 

Just came across this interview though.... and the main point that i subscribe to is the total decline of usa.     i ran away eons ago,  but somehow the "greatest country on earth"  fantasy just keeps rolling along,  with the printing presses at warp speed.    Will it ever come off the tracks?

 

Also interesting, as to relevance to Thailand...... is the prediction that one day soon the "choice" for president will be a General.     The world is becoming a real obstacle course for those (few) who still value freedom.  

 

long interview for short attn spans :    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzjZKDGJuZE

A shorter interview:

 

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1 hour ago, Lacessit said:

A shorter interview:

 

 

The was an utterly brilliant piece of writing, and a real education, for uneducated Americans, who buy into the nonsense, drink alot of kool-aid, and do not do their research. 

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I would like to thank Pravda ....... for allowing imaginations to wander and branch off the topic into such wonderous things as which dentist to use  and  explorations into the possible downfall of the US.  

Some on this forum ( oh, if i could only mention a name   lol)  will throw a hissy fit ,  scream about how any post not to his liking is off topic,  etc .   

 

as for the original OP...... my opinion is  ,     rent out your Canadian place,  stay here and keep enjoying what you say you do about our present "home" 


 

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18 minutes ago, rumak said:

 

 

as for the original OP...... my opinion is  ,     rent out your Canadian place,  stay here and keep enjoying what you say you do about our present "home" 


 

 

I am fed up with being a landlord in Toronto. 

 

My tenants moved out giving me a week notice and I'm going to have to spend 1500 painting and cleaning. Plus agent is asking 1 month rent (plus HST lol) to find a tenant who can simply not pay rent and by law I can not kick them out even if I want to move into my own place. 

 

So far I'm about 70 percent wanting to go back, sell while I'm still ahead and buy something nice in a cheap province of alberta. 

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22 minutes ago, Pravda said:

 

I am fed up with being a landlord in Toronto. 

 

My tenants moved out giving me a week notice and I'm going to have to spend 1500 painting and cleaning. Plus agent is asking 1 month rent (plus HST lol) to find a tenant who can simply not pay rent and by law I can not kick them out even if I want to move into my own place. 

 

So far I'm about 70 percent wanting to go back, sell while I'm still ahead and buy something nice in a cheap province of alberta. 

how long has it been since you been back?  I would think heading back, spend some time, then make the decision.  Sometimes going home isn't what you remember it, things change rapidly today...

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43 minutes ago, Pravda said:

 

I am fed up with being a landlord in Toronto. 

 

My tenants moved out giving me a week notice and I'm going to have to spend 1500 painting and cleaning. Plus agent is asking 1 month rent (plus HST lol) to find a tenant who can simply not pay rent and by law I can not kick them out even if I want to move into my own place. 

 

So far I'm about 70 percent wanting to go back, sell while I'm still ahead and buy something nice in a cheap province of alberta. 

It's a good time to sell out of Toronto. It's a sellers market, you'll get a very good price for your place. Consider moving to London, or even Windsor, you'll get a similar property for about 1/3 to 1/2 the price that you get for your Toronto property.  Toronto is just a 2 hour drive to London, 4 hours to Windsor. Checkout pricing at www.realtor.ca

 

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1 hour ago, rumak said:

I would like to thank Pravda ....... for allowing imaginations to wander and branch off the topic into such wonderous things as which dentist to use  and  explorations into the possible downfall of the US.  

Some on this forum ( oh, if i could only mention a name   lol)  will throw a hissy fit ,  scream about how any post not to his liking is off topic,  etc .   

 

as for the original OP...... my opinion is  ,     rent out your Canadian place,  stay here and keep enjoying what you say you do about our present "home" 


 

As I said..they have been waffling on since 1775 with a big spike in 1776 and they have never piped down  since.

 

You would think that after Vietnam they would have desisted but no...you can't keep a parochial,intellectually challenged country which believes that the world is 6,000 years old, down for any period of time nor persuade them from viewing their repetitive,inane Rambo-like movies (franchises) for eternity.

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5 hours ago, spidermike007 said:

 

Sounds like your government is not completely sold out to Big Pharma, the FDA, and the industry. In America, mine sold out long ago. Same with prescription drugs. Some of the highest prices in the world. My diabetic friend pays over $300 a month for his insulin. Zero integrity, when it comes to the treatment of the public. The quality of life is declining in America in a dramatic way, and it has been for a very long time now. This is just one element. Only those who live there, will argue with that premise. There is an element of being within the bubble, that creates a rather blinkered mentality. 

Money is the key to most problems. 

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