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  2. Mekong

    Germany Thread

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  3. Flashermac

    Germany Thread

    What year is this anyway?
  4. Mekong

    Germany Thread

    My Niece did send me 3 x 18 Birthday cards when I hit 54
  5. Mekong

    Germany Thread

    I am sure that Flash must be as old as the Concert goers this happened August 2018
  6. Flashermac

    Germany Thread

    2 elderly men sneak out of nursing home to attend heavy metal festival You're never too old to rock on. Two elderly men managed to slip away from their nursing home in Germany to attend the Wacken Open Air, the largest heavy metal festival in the world, over the weekend, authorities said. According to Itzehoe police, the pair was eventually found Friday at 3 a.m. local time at the festival after their retirement home in Dithmarscher reported them missing. Police told the Deutsche Welle the men were found "disorientated and dazed." The metalheads were apparently reluctant to leave the four-day festival in Wacken. They had to be escorted home with a taxi and a patrol car as a "precaution," police said. Festival organizers didn't specifically address the senior daredevils, but their official Twitter account made sure give a shoutout to elderly fans "because you're never too old too rock." According to Itzehoe police, the pair was eventually found Friday at 3 a.m. local time at the festival after their retirement home in Dithmarscher reported them missing. Police told the Deutsche Welle the men were found "disorientated and dazed." https://www.cbsnews.com/news/elderly-men-nursing-home-wacken-open-air-festival-itzehoe-heavy-metal/?fbclid=IwAR28PEopVSB7P9QdRtTmz8rOwocWoZYFazvJlSXvdsFY-mbL6oeudsSrAso
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  8. khunsanuk

    Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

    Hi, > I expect the designated insurance companies will increase their rates for farang Interesting you say this. My wife's health insurance was due for renewal this week. Price had gone up 26%! over last year. Contacted the company (Aetna) to ask why the huge increase. First reaction from the sales guy was to immediately offer me a 10% discount, which of course made me even more suspicious. When pressed for an answer he quoted some company BS about health care inflation, which was 8.8% this year. He had no answer when I asked what accounted for the other 17% of the increase. I'll be shopping around for a new insurance company, although I expect that they are all the same. Crooks and one and all Sanuk!
  9. Flashermac

    Germany Thread

    So you're saying this is "American culture"? Yeah, got to admit that this happens almost every day in the USA. "A gang of Syrian teens tormented train passengers in Germany over the course of a holiday weekend, sexually harassing girls, threatening families, and even pulling a knife in one incident, according to local media." And the notion of "teenagers" is hardly American culture. It was a New York advertising gimmick invented in the first half of the 20th century, which bizarrely insists that 13 year olds are no different from 19 year olds (although I don't know who invented the threatening families and pulling knives that you say is part of it.). As if that weren't enough, you now have advertising directed at "pre-teens". That makes as much sense as calling everyone else "post-teens". Maybe 40 year olds could be targeted as "two scores"? 50 year olds as semi-centenarians?
  10. baa99

    Insurance mandatory for long-stay foreigners

    I expect the designated insurance companies will increase their rates for farang.
  11. baa99

    Thailand finally has a government!

    Not open to debate in the LoS.
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  13. Coss

    Germany Thread

    Given that the American culture invented the very concept of "teenagers", (before then we had children, then, adults) and also given that all of the world's teens, now ape the American popular culture, particularly the rap/hip hop/gangsta varietal, it is the 'merican culture they are aping and that you suggest we respect.
  14. Flashermac

    Germany Thread

    Hey, it's part of their culture. You have to respect it.
  15. John_Betong

    AmbaSat-1

    Hi Mekong, Please try to understand that a millisecond response is not required for a LoRaWAN solution to a particular problem. The football stadium installation is far more than adequate to use LoRaWAN to solve the problem and took four man days to complete. Would you care to hazard a guess on installation cost along with man days to complete an infallible system - which is far in excess to solve a simple temperature monitoring system? Also the following link demonstrates how LoRaWAN was used effectively to track a jogger's progress. Imagine trying to do that with a hard-wired system! https://supiet.tk/sensors/gps-run
  16. cavanami

    Germany Thread

    Hey Bubi....going OK there? A gang of Syrian teens tormented train passengers in Germany over the course of a holiday weekend, sexually harassing girls, threatening families, and even pulling a knife in one incident, according to local media. The suspects were reportedly arrested multiple times, but continued their reign of terror upon release, and are currently at large after wreaking havoc on Deutsche Bahn trains in the state of Saarland. https://www.saarbruecker-zeitung.de/saarland/neunkirchen/neunkirchen/junge-maenner-bedrohen-reisende-im-zug-im-saarland_aid-39352789
  17. cavanami

    Usa Thread

    A great round table of ideas!
  18. Coss

    Usa Thread

    Apparently Trump thinks that :: the Queen of England (U.K.), the Prince of Whales, are 'foreign governments' https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48622001 note: Whales note also: the Queen of England, needs (UK), because that's the right one, we don't want to be confusing people, with those other ones, the Queens of England, (NK) or (USSR) Also what's exercising America today - He said he would listen if a foreign government gave damaging information about a political rival without necessarily reporting it to the FBI.
  19. Flashermac

    Strife in Hong Kong

    The PRC is not going to tolerate democracy, no matter what HK thinks. The arrangement was never going to work out very well. That's why so many left when the PRiCs took over.
  20. Coss

    Strife in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong protests: Tear gas strikes the heart of the city as people defy extradition law Protesters flooding downtown Hong Kong to stop the Government's proposed extradition law effectively presented the city's leaders with an ultimatum: back down, or risk violent clashes that could be worse than the Occupy movement in 2014. Thousands of demonstrators gathered in the heart of the financial hub overnight, and some battled with riot police to prevent lawmakers from debating the bill. Overwhelmingly young, many protesters wore surgical masks to hide their identities and plastic goggles to ward off pepper spray, which police fired sporadically throughout the day, along with tear gas, rubber bullets and bean-bag rounds. "This is the end game for Hong Kong, it is a matter of life or death. That's why I come," Rocky Chang, a 59-year-old professor, told Reuters news agency. "This is an evil law." Hong Kong's Government, led by Chief Executive Carrie Lam, says it has no intention of giving in to the protesters' key demand: scrapping the proposed law that would allow criminal suspects to be extradited to mainland China, among other places. Lam has argued the bill is a necessary measure to update the city's rules for dealing with individuals facing criminal charges elsewhere. "I've never felt guilty because of this," she said in an interview with local broadcaster TVB, her voice cracking and her eyes appearing to well up as she insisted she would never betray Hong Kong..... https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12239960 Oooer!
  21. Flashermac

    Usa Thread

    If he says what's in it, it won't be secret anymore.
  22. Coss

    Usa Thread

    Here yar, 'It's right here!' Trump waves around a single folded sheet of paper and claims it is his secret agreement with Mexico - but refuses to say what's in it until THEY give the okay... https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7129555/Trump-claims-single-folded-sheet-paper-secret-agreement-with.html
  23. Coss

    Usa Thread

    So when is Trump gonna start telling us he's just won the election (2016) as though he just did it and it only happened right now, today? Yes, and yet, Barr still caved...
  24. Flashermac

    Usa Thread

    Say hello to Arnatt for me. It looks like he has a pretty nice place up there. Maybe he can put you to work.
  25. passingthru69

    Usa Thread

    Have fun..
  26. Partnered with the "Torpedo"
  27. cavanami

    Usa Thread

    I'm heading up to Arnatt's farm with Soi Biker...road trip!!! You are doing a fine job!
  28. Flashermac

    Usa Thread

    p.s. Where the hell is Cav? How did I become his pro-tem? I don't want the job, since the pay sucks.
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