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    The result of today's education system ... Ooh Say, Can You...Read? 10 Non-'Racist' Statues Targeted By Historically Illiterate Protesters https://www.mrctv.org/blog/oh-say-can-you-read-9-non-racist-statues-targeted-historically-illiterate-protesters?fbclid=IwAR3HXE9IC1Zq_XJgJVCEaLs58ServvYqUkMZBnTS_171qusCAsbu1rdxD2s
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    The way things are at the moment,we’re more likely to die of boredom than a virus.
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    You know the worn out, full off holes 30 year pullover that you can’t bring yourself to throw away? This board is the same, just comfortable
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    Well obviously the books and manuals that say you can test too much, isn't it obvious. As a percentage of all books, our books, which are very good books, the best books, are clearly the ones with the right information, and its very good information, the best, best ever information. Look here on this chart, it's all green, that's good right, and its a long line, the best ever line, very green. But not China, then I'm going to ban Tik Tok and they will sell it to someone, I don't know, might be Microsoft, lets see, then the treasury gets some money so the Chinese virus will go away. Then when its gone everyone will know how I fixed it.
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    After thorough research I could find out who " they " are: here in front of you illegal Afghan female refugee Mrs Habitallah F.... ( name withheld) sitting in der Black Forest surrounded by hundreds of ruthless mercenaries. Location withheld. Democrat member of Congress in front of Madame just slaughtering innocent lamb by breaking backbone.
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    Some nice news for a change ... Thai Restaurant in Minneapolis, Protected by Black Volunteers, Lends a Hand MINNEAPOLIS — Save for one shattered window, Khun Nai Thai Cuisine in Minneapolis was protected from looting by a group of volunteers, which include black Americans and Jamaican-Americans. “Luckily, our shop was not damaged at all since we have a volunteer group protecting the community right across from our shop,” Suniporn Yotharak, owner of Khun Nai Thai said by online messages Tuesday. “Without them, all the shops in the area would have been destroyed,” she added. The restaurant responds with kindness: cooking free Thai meals for a Jamaican restaurant across the street who organized the volunteers that saved Suniporn’s business. The Jamaican restaurant, called Pimento Kitchen, in turn donates the food along with other essential goods to the community. Suniporn is one of the Thais and Thai-born American citizens caught in the protests and unrest that erupted after a group of policemen were seen suffocating a black man named George Floyd to death. “White or black or whatever race, we should all have equal rights,” said Suniporn, who has lived in the U.S. for 13 years. “If we are nice and not discriminatory, and respect their human dignity, then people are nice back.” Amazing Thailand, another Thai restaurant owned by a Thai in Minneapolis, is also reportedly untouched by the violence. The restaurant also put up messages calling for justice for Floyd as well as providing free meals to those in need, according to photos posted by Amazing Thailand. “Amazing Thailand and our staff are all doing okay this morning,” a statement by the restaurant said. “We are heartbroken for the pain our city is experiencing and thankful that our business, built and tended to by immigrants and people of color, can continue serving our community today.” Thai businesses in other cities have not been as lucky – Sunday local time, a Thai restaurant and a jewelry store in Thai Town had been looted. https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2020/06/02/thai-restaurant-in-minneapolis-protected-by-black-volunteers-lends-a-hand/
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    Unless I'm forced to (and Ameicans may be made to do so by withholding a variety of things if you don't) I'm not taking any hastily invented vaccine. I'm not anti vaccine. Just anti rushed research. https://www.yahoo.com/news/trump-pushes-warp-speed-effort-on-coronavirus-vaccine-ignoring-lessons-from-a-longago-drug-calamity-140324220.html Trump pushes 'warp speed' effort on coronavirus vaccine, ignoring lessons from a long-ago drug calamity
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    I used to trap and hunt when I was a younger man. The furs I sold and the carcass from the muskrats and raccoons I gave to some people at times who actually cooked and ate them. I tried it. Not to bad. My hunting was mainly rabbit and squirrel. Yes I cooked and ate them. Tasty when cooked in a cast iron skillet and fried in butter, after rolling the meat in flour.. I didn't ever hunt just to have a trophy mounted on a wall. It was for food and making money from the furs
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    I'm an on and off hunter, over the years, and I've no emotion when seeing an animal killed, if for appropriate reasons - food is a good reason - trophy is not. Common and pest animals can be killed, rare and beautiful, not. And as I'm becoming more of an archery aficionado, I'm discovering that "hunting" in 'merica, means often, a different thing, than does the term "hunting" in NZ and OZ. So, it transpires that what we think of as hunting, in NZ and OZ, is what 'mericans call "spot and stalk" We, go out into the bush, the mountains, the hinterlands and quietly roam about, looking for, finding and shooting, game/pests. 'mericans drive their trucks up to their hunting area, walk about 200 metres and either, hide in a blind, or up a tree, somethings for days, until an animal comes to the automatic feeder, that's been there for months, feeding out each day, so as to attract the animal. And worse, they go to fenced farms and shoot animals raised specifically for the shooting thereof. That's not hunting, that's sitting.
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    There's been precious little drinking going on this board bar, so let me, help a bit. G'day, Since the Stroke (July 2017) I've been at pains to be 98~99% of normal from before. If I am realistic, it's 75~80%. Still, mostly the good bits. Last August I bought a 700ml bottle of Glenfiddich for my 60th birthday, with the intention of not drinking too much of it. I had three drinks from it, until now, and when I looked at it yesterday, there was about 1/4 of the bottle left. I decided to get another, 1litre this time. So I post a photo of this drink, the last 175ml from the August bottle, to hope that you'll share with me the appreciation of a good scotch . Yes I know, big glass.... So cheers, my good fellows and ladies, I hope you are well and that we'll get to sup a wee dram at some point in the next years. cheers Coss.
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    "Lastly, I'm going to get a check up and see if I have any level of diabetes since both my parents have it and I must be predisposed to it and other things like hypertension as well." CS, I have high praise for the Keto diet. Big part of Keto is to cut out all sugar and reduce carbs, Don't eat anything after 3pm, one meal a day is good. You can form a Keto diet around your life style and needs.
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    I'm not one for bragging about my credentials but my hand is forced.
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    Steve, I'll smoke what you are smoking, but I am subject to random drug tests... 555
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    Here is a scenario, which I think is very, very plausible. A nightmare scenario to most, A 'thank the Gods' moment for our friend Cav probably. The virus will get worse before it gets better. Public gatherings of more than 50 people are now being banned in some places. The economy will get worse into a full blown recession if not depression. Trump's popularity plummets. Trump eventually wants to postpone the election. He cites the virus obviously. Can't have these long lines of people passing the virus to each other. We don't have the infrastructure for any other means of voting. Democrats obviously fight back. But Trump has the Supreme Court who back him. He is a dictator..."legally". Indefinitely. The virus gets worse, not better in all likelihood.
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    Thai police officers were tasked with the mortifying job of re-enacting a couple's public sex act. https://www.ladbible.com/news/news-police-forced-to-re-enact-couples-public-sex-20200120.amp.html?source=nextupia&sfns=mo&__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR05r-HggAml9cuEF16Xw8QNbOcr13qlYc-cWiTgdcqsd4F3Yb6jF5vD4dE
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    Same with Bill and Hillary...couples stay together for money, power and influence!
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    Gentlemen, I just discovered that I deserve the Thai National Watersaver Medal in Gold. According to governmental announcments the Thai people are requested to shorten their water usage by 1 minute/session for example when cleaning teeth or body in general. I may therefore let the Thai people know that I regard myself as the leading watersavingforce as I have traditionally requested the lovely Pam to share the shower whenever possible with myself. Focus on using less resources to preserve the natural wealth of the intra urban klong waters. Just to let you know
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    Hi, Anything to get the winning lottery numbers. Sanuk!
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    I'm not sure if many Thais understand Christmas even today.
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    you think the eu will want to set a precedence for catalonia and the basques ?
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    Wow, no bars at all?! I think the first time I went to Soi 33 was in 1992, when I started living in LOS, and I became quite a regular. I think there were 5 or 6 bars back then (Renoir, Vincent Van Gogh, Degas, Monet and a couple of others) although we mainly frequented Renoir. Over the years a few more opened on the main soi and sub sois and then it sort of took off and a map of the soi dated March 2010 shows about 40 bars, including many Japanese ones, and about 15 massage joints. So to go from 40 to 0 in 10 years would be a massive collapse!
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    That's exactly right - it is much more about the history of the area and it really helps to fill in a lot of the background about the place. If someone is only interested in the bars, it should be of some interest but if you're interested in the history of the area then it's truly fascinating.
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    A few things. Trump held up money, he was not legally allowed to do (it was authorized by Congress) to basically extort Ukraine. The context of the call, covering up the phone call moving it to the server, etc, I think negates that comment. There is a process for investigating the Bidens. Obama didn't call up Putin to ask him specific questions about them interferring in the electtion etc. He let the process happen. Trump used his own private attorney in the process. This stinks. Trump evaded the legal and agreed upon process and the fact it was a direct political rival makes it stink to high heaven if we are using the subjective 'sniff test'. Had Obama done anything like this, this guy would not have reacted like that. Also, the call was reported internally in the administration, by Trump's own party before a Democrat even saw it. It was of enough concern to LEGAL experts on such things within the administration to okay it to ultimately go to Congress. Impeachment is a political process and this act Trump is certainly well within that scope. I personally don't see any nuanced view about it.
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    The banks and businesses might be Chinese but the automatic barriers of the MTR seem a bit of a stretch. I was in HK last week, some signs that "things" have happened there but at least during the week it all seems normal and peaceful enough. Lots of the MTR barriers have their LCD screens smashed. Octopus cards still work but you can't check your balance so easily. A number of the subway advertisement hoardings are covered now due to damage, same with some outside ATM's. All have signs saying they are damaged and out of service as a result of vandalism. I was staying close to the Jordan MTR station on Nathan Road and traveling the MTR to Tung Chung near the airport every day. All very normal and typical HK. Airport was a bit different. Only passengers now allowed access to the departure and arrival areas. All the shops in T2 are closed. Airport quiet and easy to pass through, no immigration queues. Hotel room rates a bargain. Great time to visit but maybe stick to weekdays for now.
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    Well done, for a change! PORT MORESBY: Papua New Guinea said Thursday it had ordered the indefinite closure of a multi-billion dollar Chinese-owned nickel facility that spewed potentially toxic red slurry into the sea. The Mineral Resources Authority said it had ordered owners of the Ramu Nickel refineryto "shut down its processing operations" as of Monday October 21. The facility is run by the state-owned China Metallurgical Group, which mines and processes nickel, a metal widely used in batteries, including for electric cars. In late August, the plant's mechanism for dealing with slurry failed, sending hazardous liquid into the Bismarck Sea and turning parts the surrounding coastline ochre red. Earlier this year the China Metallurgical Group asked Papua New Guinea officials visiting Beijing to approve plans to expand production capacity. The Mineral Resources Authority now said the company had been "ordered to cease operations because it has failed to adequately" fix a string of defects spotted during the investigation. They included poor spillage containment systems, inadequate maintenance and "incompetency of operators". Ties between Beijing and the resource-rich Melanesian nation have been growing apace, but there have been repeated tensions over standards at some minerals and infrastructure projects. They included poor spillage containment systems, inadequate maintenance and "incompetency of operators". Ties between Beijing and the resource-rich Melanesian nation have been growing apace, but there have been repeated tensions over standards at some minerals and infrastructure projects.
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    5555555555555555555555555...she quickly gamed the system and is working hard to be part of the swamp! 1. She complained after winning the election that she didn't have rent money...then suddenly she did? Where did that money come from? 2. Ocasio-Cortez, chief of staff illegally moved $885G in campaign contributions 'off the books,' FEC complaint alleges https://www.foxnews.com/politics/ocasio-cortezs-millionaire-chief-of-staff-violated-fec-rules-to-hide-885g-fec-complaint-alleges 3. Republican group files FEC complaint alleging Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's campaign team illegally funneled thousands of dollars to her boyfriend through an allied PAC https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6752313/AOCs-campaign-team-accused-illegally-funneling-6-000-boyfriend-allied-PAC.html 4. Former FEC Chairman: AOC 'Could Be Facing Jail Time' for Possible Campaign Finance Violation https://pjmedia.com/trending/former-fec-chairman-ocasio-cortez-could-be-facing-jail-time-for-possible-campaign-finance-violation/ 5. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is being sued in two separate lawsuits. The plaintiffs in both lawsuits claim Ocasio-Cortez blocked them on Twitter. Business Insider says they are seeking injunctions demanding to be unblocked. A recent US appeals court judgment said President Trump isn't allowed to block people on Twitter. The two suits against Ocasio-Cortez are leaning on that ruling. Ocasio-Cortez has not commented on the lawsuits.
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    Had a neighbor once who also treated their dog the same way. Chained up all day, no attention. It was a very good dog. One night some dastardly person snuck into the yard, after consuming alcohol, and the dog disappeared. Only a coincidence that my friend in the next town over received a very nice dog the next day which has been treated as part of the family since.
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    Personally I would be gutted if the board closed, it's by far the most civilised of the Thai centric forums. I rarely post these days since illness has prevented me from traveling to the LOS for several years, and consequently there're few relevant posts I can make. However, I do still visit and read the posts others have made which keeps me current with what's happening, unfortunately the current immigration shenanigans and the strength of the baht don't exactly create a welcoming climate.
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    I run the website and Internet infrastructure for thai360.com (and the former nanaplaza.com). The costs are not too high, as long it remains useful. It's good to read the appreciation of our efforts. Thanks! Jigger
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    And what will eating Pork do to Muslims Fucking Kill them. Is it if one reads the Bible Pork is OK, but if one reads the Koran it is poison, Bunch of Arse. I agree, 1441 years ago not eating Pork had relevance since Pork goes of easy especially without refrigeration, and more so in the Middle East, but in the 21 Century there is no reason not to eat it
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    Bordmember radioman, there are no words to express the full volume of gratitude towards yourself after having studied your valuable advice not only repeatedly but simultaneously thouroghly. Many people lough about my telephone but they are not Aware of what multiple strategies are coming with it´s presentation. I promise to elaborate further on tomorrow morning because I am now under the increasing influence of a bottle of French rosé named Pure and a cigar from Honduras. My apologies. For the moment I may point out that life is good as such.
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    I'm the Walrus. 😃 (Cav and Flash will get that one. Maybe Coss, not sure).
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    Israel wants America to wage war against Iran. That is plainly obvious. Iran is the last major opposition to Iran. Everyone else has been made benign (Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia). The tricky thing for Iran is how do they strike back and have everyone know its them without having Trump declare war on them? That's the catch. They could strike back in surreptitious ways (cyber attacks) and leak it was them or it would be known anyway. My advice to Iran. Strike back personally at Trump. Find out incriminating personal information. Pay top dollar to any hacker who finds it and/or do it themselves. There has to be a ton of stuff he would be immensely embarrassed about that hasn't been unearthed yet.
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    The days are short and the nights long in Germany. The sun is moving towards its southern turning point, the Tropic of Capricorn. This dark and cold time of the year is the time of Christmas. In Germany there is an ancient tradition of the so-called Christmas markets. The lights and the Christmas trees with electric candles drive away the darkness a little with the lighting in this season. The Christmas markets go back to late medieval sales fairs and - often one-day markets - which gave the citizens the opportunity to buy meat and winter supplies at the beginning of the cold season. In the 14th century it became customary to allow craftsmen such as toy makers, basket makers or confectioners to set up stalls at the market to sell the little things given to the children for Christmas; stalls with roasted chestnuts, nuts and almonds also existed at that time. In the year 1310 a Nikolausmarkt in Munich was mentioned for the first time in a document. In the course of time, a tradition spread throughout the entire German-speaking area. Since about the first half of the 20th century, the markets have become a fixed element of pre-Christmas customs. I invite you to a stroll through the Christmas markets in Buxtehude and Hamburg. A few glasses of mulled wine, a bag of roasted almonds and French fries with a Bratwurst -- sausage. The mulled wine stands are always surrounded by a lot of people. Christmas trees and many lights that drive away the darkness. Bratwurst, sausage, and French fries. They always taste good. There's a cabin here with pastries and sweets. What's that? This is a heart of gingerbread and honey cake. A really big one. Ich liebe Dich 55555 hahaha A big heart for a beautiful lady. All those hearts are for the girls of Pattaya - from good old Charly - Hamburg - Bangkok - Duesseldorf Bakwahn - early morning 5.30 am local time - Hamburg
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    MLG has a Saudi in her english class, he is arrogant and puts himself out as a Prince, needless to say, none of the ladies fancy him. Despite his money. Someone on this board coined the phrase I like, "Saudis, savages with money."
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    Trump has based his defence of impeachment on four points: He did not ask Ukraine to investigate Biden. He did ask Ukraine to investigate Biden, but he did so for honest reasons, to fight corruption. He did ask Ukraine to investigate Biden, but he didn’t withhold money to obtain the favor. He did ask Ukraine to investigate Biden and he did withhold the money to get the favor, but this doesn’t rise to the level of an impeachable offence. An inconsistent defense is a clear sign of guilt. Trump is receiving grossly unfair treatment from the Republicans, in the House and in the Senate, to say nothing about the Republican-aligned media. They should be calling for an immediate impeachment trial with the intent to convict, remove him from power and put him on trial for treason. To do otherwise sets a dangerous precedent. Put him out of his misery.
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    How could I NOT fall in love in that environment?! I was doomed from the moment I climbed those steps...
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    Kentucky may just have elected a Democrat governor. Virginia won the state legislature. Mississippi had its first competitive governor's race in years. The Republican won but the fact there was competition is telling. This voting season may portend the immediate future. Seems more and more people have had enough. Also, the economy is not as good as the administration claims. The economy never recovered as good as the stats were saying under Obama and now with Trump.
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqLQvhOke48 Best Irish golf joke, might need translation for some!
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    Yeah, my bogusometer is deep into the red zone on this one. I take it the document centers on human development and performance , most likely of public officials.
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    Hi, Were mistakes made during the running of this site, absolutely. Was changing the name one of them? If you look at it from the point of attracting new members and name recognition, then definitely. However, that is just one aspect. Trying to monetize a website it not easy, and if that website's main focus is nightlife and is named after a big brothel area then that becomes even harder. Google at the time was actively checking that its ads were not on adult content (we lost 75% of our monthly Google AdSense income in a matter of months), and virtually no respectable business will advertise on a site called Nanaplaza.Com. On top of that there were personal reasons. When I started this I was single and working for an insignificant company. Running a site called Nanaplaza.Com was not an issue. Several years later though my personal and professional situation had changed though and being associated with a site called Nanaplaza.Com would have been a lot more problematic. Furthermore, running a popular / busy forum takes a lot of work, so at one point I had to decide how to preoceed. Growing it would have meant spending even more time dealing with, perhaps as much as working on it full-time. Which of course would have meant I would not have been able to work anywhere else and the site should be able to fully support me and my family. At that point, I ran the numbers and I could not see any viable way for me to make even close to enough money of it. Combine that with it having to piss off my wife by spending a lot more time with BKK's nightlife and not being able to get a work permit, and the choice became pretty easy. As to why TV did flourish, this is of course speculation, but I guess it has something to do with their name and the fact they did not allow any discussions on nightlife. The first meant a steady stream of tourists finding the site (all looking for info on Thai visas) and the 2nd that it was 'safe' to browse at work and without being labeled a 'sexpat/sex tourist'. Once it had the numbers, momentum pretty much kept it going. And finally, the blackmail issue. You will have to enlighten me on this, as I have honestly no recollection of it. Sanuk!
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