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  2. Hi, I would still think this would account for a small percentage of apartments, especially of those who might be trying to fly under the radar. Sanuk!
  3. But it's the one pesky foreigner they now have to be sure to register that could upset that apple cart. Imagine the income from an 8 story, 12 apartment per floor block. Currently the owner might escape any degree of scrutiny. His renters are all Thai with up-country addresses and essentially freedom of movement. Along comes Johnny foreigner needing registration documents et al and suddenly the owner is recognised as a renter. Tax records are checked but no record shown, hmm. Investigation starts and owner dude is deep in the doo doo when it becomes clear he's been running a rental business for 15 years with 90 odd rooms a month income. Assuming an 80 room average rate at a low end 4k a month and that's about 57 million baht in rent over 15 years. I don't know what the statute of limitations is for tax payment but I can well imagine someone wanting a slice of that.
  4. Flashermac

    Usa Thread

  5. Mainly Thais in my apartment building ... pretty much thta way everywhere.
  6. Hi, " I can see a deeper reason for the TM30 as how many landlords collect the rent on a cash basis and the money is never declared to the THai Tax Office. " I considered that as well, but I bet that the vast majority of landlords lease to other Thais. This would not catch them. Sanuk!
  7. My TM 60 alternative pay an annual 1,000 Baht and all boxes are ticked
  8. cavanami

    Usa Thread

    Me thinks that President Trump will completely shred Bernie or Biden! The polls are a waste of bandwidth designed to try to influence the election thru fake news and now, fake/biased polls. Anyone remember that Killary was a clear leader in the polls and was a sure winner 55555555555555
  9. chocolat steve

    Usa Thread

    Similar stats were thrown around when Hillary was running. I think Biden can beat him but really I am not so sure. I think Bernie can and I think that with a certain amount of confidence. I don't think Warren can or it will be very close. So Bernie is the Dems best bet, the rest are an 'iffy' situation. Kamala Harris, and the rest I haven't mentioned would lose for sure. I think Kamala Harris would be seen as Obama 2.0. Yang wouldn't be trusted. A certain amount of populism in his message with the UBI (Universal Basic Income) but its too far of an idea to grab hold as anything more than a wish. I don't think the heartbelt would see it as a reality or understand it enough to vote for him. Plus, lets be honest, he's Asian and that won't play well in large parts of the middle of America as well as the south. If we are honest about many of the attitudes of some voters in certain regions.
  10. That, right there. It's not so much about the lack of control and knowledge as it is the ability to collect money.
  11. There is already blowback reported in that some landlords are posting they will not rent to foreigners! I can see a deeper reason for the TM30 as how many landlords collect the rent on a cash basis and the money is never declared to the THai Tax Office. The moo baan here is filled with ma and pa businesses that for sure, don't report their incomes. Bottom line, it is about the Thai government grasping for more money...and tuf sh&t for the farangs and ma and pa shops!!!
  12. Hi, So typical, everyone complains about the TM30, so let's drop the TM6. The TM6 is a minor inconvenience while the TM30 is a major pain in the ass. Sanuk!
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  14. Coss

    Viagra Super Force

    I was ordering another supply of the generic little blue pill today and I wondered, are the generics easily and cheaply, still available in LOS theses days? Also https://www.menzmedical.com/Products/Products/ NZ$, so reasonable prices, I feel. good site.
  15. Coss

    Usa Thread

    🤣 😆 55555 ROFL, Cav, I was laughing into my Covfefe this morning when I found out about this:
  16. Coss

    Usa Thread

    The latest Fox News poll shows Trump losing to every Democratic frontrunner - including Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Kamala Harris. 52% of voters said they would support Biden if the 2020 election were held today to 38% who said they'd support Trump. 48% would support Sanders, 46% would support Warren, and 42% would support Harris, while 40% would support Trump. (Fox News / Newsweek) Hey Cav - it's Fox news, so it must be true!
  17. "Caution: I looked at Khasod English and didn't see this reported anywhere." I saw something like this on Thai Visa I think... but wait - http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/business/2019/09/18/govt-to-scrap-arrival-cards-for-foreigners-introduce-tm30-app/ ___ my thoughts But wait! Can I train the semiliterate, retired fellow, next door, to do the four clicks, on a burner phone every 90 days and or whenever else, I have to do it, and then just roam the Kingdom with my other phone, as I see fit?
  18. Coss

    Usa Thread

    But the thought pile has moved, the speech curve is catching up, but won't till after the election. _ If these bold speakers are wrong about where the Thought Pile is, they often end up in trouble, penalized by the market. But when they’re right, they’re handsomely rewarded. They become iconic stand-up comedians, best-selling authors, and election-sweeping politicians. One example that pops to mind is Obama being like, “Yeah duh I smoked pot. Smoking pot is fun.” The widespread assumption at the time was that saying something like that would sink a politician (which is why a few election cycles earlier, Clinton pretended he never inhaled)—but Obama was savvy enough to see that the Thought Pile had shifted and the Speech Curve was lagging behind. And it turned out to be a boost for his popularity. Saying what everyone is thinking but not saying is a form of leadership. It formalizes a Thought Pile shift that has already happened, clearing the way for everyone else to start saying those things too. A few bold speakers with big platforms are usually all it takes for the whole Speech Curve to shift and realign with the Thought Pile. https://waitbutwhy.com * note: the colours on this graphic do not represent any political view, they are just there to be pretty, so the red, green and the blue are not GOP and Dems or any one else.
  19. Caution: I looked at Khasod English and didn't see this reported anywhere.
  20. In what appears to be a major overhaul of immigration procedures, dare we say ‘modernisation’, foreign visitors will soon no longer have to fill out the “TM6” arrival forms. The white and blue form has been a source of confusion for decades as passengers try to fill them out on planes or in a mad rush when they arrive at immigration desks without them, for decades. The reason for the decision to go all-digital with the arrival procedure is that, of all reasons, the storage of all the white and blue cards had become an issue. But wait, there’s more. Now khaosodenglish.com are reporting that Thai immigration is not only doing away with the TM6 forms, they’re about to launch a new mobile phone app to make TM30 reporting easier. Kobsak Pootrakool, the Deputy Secretary-General to the PM, also mentioned on Tuesday that another app is being developed to allow long-stay foreigners to complete their 90 day reporting with their smart phone. And, yes, he said a smartphone App was also going to make the TM30 reporting easier. The TM30 form, and its companion, the TM28, have been a source of expat displeasure over the past five months since the immigration department decided to enforce a little-used 1979 law that required foreigners to report their whereabouts if they had stayed overnight at an address different from their registered address. The same applied for landlords or owners of accommodation to report foreigners staying at their venues within 24 hours. Along the way there appeared cracks in the enforcement with all sorts of variations and conundrums being thrown up at organised panel meetings and online, little of which was answered with any certainty from the Thai immigration authorities. Kobsak now claims that the changes are designed to attract more visitors and accommodate those already living in the kingdom. “We made the decision last Friday. Within two to three months, life will be much easier for foreign tourists and expats.” “Foreigners will be able to report their whereabouts with just four clicks on their smartphone to fulfill regulations that require them to report to immigration authorities every 90 days.” Deputy immigration commander Nattapon Sawaengkit has confirmed the move to move the TM30 reporting online when contacted for comment, but assigned another officer to explain the details, according to the khaosodenglish.com report. SOURCE: khaosodenglish.com
  21. Flashermac

    Usa Thread

    Warren is apparently considered too left to be elected, even more so than Bernie. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/the-hypocrisy-of-bernie-sanders-income-inequality_b_10096298
  22. baa99

    Vagina Museum

  23. Mekong

    The TM 30 form

    Great until one “Retires” for me over 5:years as Skilled Specialist but as soon as decide not to work in Thailand scrutinized down the barrel of a microscope. Flash, over 4 decades in education and what does he get a Gemstone encrusted watch or more hoops to jump through
  24. Mekong

    Vagina Museum

    I was at school pre SRS days when your uncle had balls. If she didn’t her name was Flo and she was your Auntie
  25. Coss

    Vagina Museum

    "not everyone who has a vagina is a woman, and not every woman has a vagina". Jeez, I wish they'd told me that at school...
  26. The_Munchmaster

    Vagina Museum

    Vagina museum in London aims to 'banish shame' The world's first museum dedicated entirely to vaginas is set to open in the UK. The London-based Vagina Museum will open its doors for the first time on November 16 following a £50,000 crowdfunding campaign. The museum aims to educate and raise awareness of vaginal and vulval health and fight stigmas. Its founder describes it as "the world's first bricks and mortar museum dedicated to gynaecological anatomy." The museum will feature art exhibitions, plays, workshops and comedy nights all centred around vaginas. Director Florence Schechter decided to set it up in 2017 after discovering Iceland's Phallological Museum, which houses the world's largest display of penises, had no equivalent for vulvas and vaginas. She said the aim of the museum is to "erase the stigma around the body and gynaecological anatomy" for everyone, regardless of their race, sex or gender. Cervical cancer charity Jo's Trust found more than a quarter of 25 to 29 year olds in Britain feel "too embarrassed" to attend a cervical screening. Ms Schechter said the museum, which is in essence a cultural centre, will run child-friendly programmes for families and schools. It will also offer an outreach programme to ensure children feel comfortable talking about female genitals from an early age. "When they're ashamed of their bodies, it becomes really difficult for them to talk about things," she said. "It's about de-stigmatising this part of the body and being honest about what it does." "This is a part of the body that should be celebrated. The museum is a fantastic way to spread the message that there is nothing shameful or offensive about vaginas and vulvas." The Vagina Museum has also collaborated with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to engage women in conversations about some of the taboos that exist around women's health. "Both organisations share a common mission of spreading knowledge and raise awareness of gynaecological anatomy and health," said Dr Alison Wright, vice president of the organisation. "We believe the museum will be a huge asset to help people to understand women's health and to talk about it more openly." The museum, based at Camden Market, will host exhibitions, workshops and film screenings on topics including body image, consent, mental health and sexuality. The museum's outreach programme will encourage healthy and inclusive sex and relationships education, and will work with doctors and medical professionals to offer services and support to the trans and intersex - people who do not fit the biological definition of male or female - communities. Zoe Williams, development and marketing manager for the museum, told the BBC: "So far the response has been very, very positive. We are really overwhelmed by how many people are saying what a good idea it is. "With our outreach work we want to bust myths and we really firmly believe in inclusion and acceptance for everyone." Ms Schechter added that the museum, which will not charge for admission, will be inclusive of all genders because "not everyone who has a vagina is a woman, and not every woman has a vagina". Its first exhibition, Muff Busters: Vagina Myths and How To Fight Them, will open on November 16 and run in to the new year.
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