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  1. 3 points
    Coss Seems to slight confusion on how we both define "Social Welfare" but I will give you my definition based on the UK model which I happen to be au fait with. Whilst Health, Education, Pensions and Defense etc come from UK Central Government Expenditure they are not what are defined as "Social Welfare" or "Benefits. These include, but are not limited to, Tax Credit, Housing Benefit, Child Benefit, Disability Living Allowance, Income Support, Incapacity Benefit, Job Seekers Allowance, Council Tax Benefit, Unemployment Benefit and so on, there are approximately over 60 different benefits which can be claimed, and the benefits scroungers know them the best. There are people in the UK who have never done a days work in their life, never paid into the system yet are taking from it. Millions of Immigrants flocking to the UK being given Social Housing and many of the 60 odd benefits I have mentioned, Like WTF is all that about, and you wonder why I got pissed with my, the Tax Payers. money being squandered by successive governments , hence the reason why I packed my bags and fucked off.
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    "is there will always be people who take the piss out of the system" Yes and sometimes the cost of those people is worth bearing, for the good of the whole. A year and some months ago, I had a stroke. Because we have an efficient Ambulance system, I got not one, but two rides to two different hospitals in very quick time, straight into the operating room and they pulled the clot. Kept me in over night, I reckon I'm 98~99% back to normal. Slightly better than normal as I've taken up Kayak fishing as a health kick and I eat a lot of primo fish and I am fitter as a result. All of this without regard to my financial circumstances or whether or not I am taking the piss... I am alive and grateful. Looking after yer peasants is not always a bad thing, indeed if you don't look after yer peasants, you'll be lynched eventually.
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    Michael O’Leary, Chief Executive of Ryanair after arriving in a hotel in Manchester went to the bar and asked for a pint of Guinness. The barman said, "That will be £1 please, Mr. O’Leary." Taken aback, O'Leary replied, "That's very cheap," and handed over his money. "We do try to stay ahead of the competition", said the barman. "We have the cheapest beer in England". "That is remarkable value", Michael comments. "I see you don't have a glass, you'll need one of ours. That will be £3 please." O'Leary scowled, but paid up. He took his drink and walked towards a seat. "Ah, you want to sit down?" said the barman. "That'll be an extra £2. If you'd pre-booked it would have cost £1." O'Leary swore to himself, but paid up. "I see you've brought your laptop" added the barman. "That wasn't pre-booked either, that's another £3." O'Leary was so incensed and his face was red with rage. "I've had enough! I insist on speaking to a manager!" "Here is his e-mail address, or if you wish, you can contact him between 9.00 am and 9.01am every morning, Monday to Tuesday. Calls are free, unless answered, then there is a charge of only £1 per second". "I will never use this bar again". "OK but do remember, we are the only hotel in England selling pints for £1."
  4. 3 points
    In case the subject on the left is his "girlfriend" any further penalisation should be prescinded from in the name of humanity.
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    As Flash said, many do not want to store money in Bangkok. It can be because they might be older and at the end of their life span. If they pass away in Thailand, have Thai bank account(s)...how can any family in their home country get access to the money? It would be difficult with the outcome, the money will not get back to their home country. I have seen a Thai general "help" the family of a Canadian who passed away in Asia. He had bank accounts in Thailand but the family never saw one baht of the money that was in the accounts....but the Thai general was able to use his influence to access all the available money...TIT I was the executor of my friend's estate when he passed away. My friend had his will in both Thai and English and properly signed, witnessed and notarized. I appeared in a US court so as to get appointed as the "sole executor" for the estate. I was able to access all the money in the USA, no problems. In Thailand I was told that the US issued legal order appointing me as the sole executor was not recognized in Thailand, meaning I would have to go thru the Thai court system so as to be able to access his accounts. My friend had his accounts without his wife as being a joint owner, so that added another layer of problems in Thailand. He did not have any family in the USA so again, no problem there as to some parties trying to take the money. By a stroke of luck, his Thai wife could take money from his account using his ATM card. In conclusion, it may be prudent not to have large sums in Thailand unless you have a set process to get the funds back to family in your home country otherwise the money will be lost.
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    Here is a dark little secret in the black community. MLK's family for the most part is like the Black Royal Family ...till the Obama's but many blacks don't respect most of the King family. Why? They have pretty much fought among themselves for the financial spoils of the MLK family name. https://www.cnn.com/2015/01/13/us/martin-luther-king-family-feud/index.html http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-mlk-family-20150119-story.html Fox news ONLY invites those who will support their narrative. MLK was a Republican I think, not sure, anyway, does his neice speak for him and the family? Dexter King does most of the public speaking on behalf of the family. Conservatives (and Liberals) often get people from the group they are discussing to act as cover for them. That's politics 101. Larry Elder, More than a few of the King family are viewed by some as sell outs to his legacy. Just being frank about how they are viewed by some, not all blacks, but some. They, as a group, tend to avoid any issues Blacks as a collective are concerned about such as police brutality, etc. If you noticed there wasn't a peep out of any of them during any of the high profile incidents that garnered national attention. I'm not saying they should have but it's par for the course for them to stay out of anything that will put them at odds with the establishment.
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    My TV is more on Fox News than CNN actually because I want to know the talking points. I know CNN's talking points as they pretty much mirror my own. I also do a lot of listening on Youtube of conservative voices like Candace Owens, Thomas Sowell and even white supremacists like Jared Taylor and Richard Spencer. You can't adequately deconstruct a view if you don't know what the main tenets and reasoning is. It's very, very tough to listen to it sometimes but it helps immensely in personal conversations on politics, culture, etc, which I try to avoid but sometimes wade in.
  8. 1 point
    I was going to post this under its own heading and apologies if this seems like I'm taking over a thread but I love history and WW2 remains a fascinating subject for me. https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/12-interesting-ways.html?fbclid=IwAR3SgAvqneDsf8gcijmLJ0RA2bLLX6WsgoyOuu52q5NE1ZIpNr6Kk1DBYNo
  9. 1 point
    They could say it America and not have an issue. This move in Austria is more about the fear of reprisals than anything else. Given where they are, its a legitimate concern but you are basically giving up a freedom for security and long term, it rarely works.
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    The ironic thing is the US government has been encouraging others (most recently the Arab Spring) in foreign lands to depose, violently, their lawful government. These governments are recognized as legitimate by the UN. The US government recognizes them, installs embassies there, make trade and other agreements with said governments but has still encouraged openly and/or surreptitiously (via the CIA), the people to overthrow their government under the guise of liberty and freedom....UNTIL it applies to our own. 😁 Do I think we should be leading a violent mob to to the elected politicians? Absolutely not. The right to and exercise of our collective votes is still a safe, effective means (unless you live in certain counties in Georgia or Alabama 😏 https://www.apmreports.org/story/2018/10/19/georgia-voter-purge }
  11. 1 point
    Less then 2 weeks to the elections and the Dems are pulling out all the stops! Another invasion coming thru Mexico, pipe bombs being sent to some Dem leaders... Do the Dems have a platform for the people of the USA? They only have "we hate Trump" and that is well worn out.
  12. 1 point
    Repatriation of funds from a Thai Bank Account is not that difficult since they can be withdrawn from any international ATM. I don’t know about other backs but SCB (Siam Commercial) using their easy net online I can set the daily limit of ATM withdrawals, not sure of the maximum limit but I have mine set at 20,000 per day / equivalent in local currency. I think the limit is 200,000 but don’t trust me on that, afigure that springs to mind last time I looked at it. TO Be Honest Thai electronic banking is more secure than the UK, I am not joking. Everytime I use the ATM I receive an instant SMS telling me I have made a withdrawal, if I didn’t just reply and the card wold be instantly cancelled, when using Credit Card online usual Card Number, Expirery Date, Card Name and Securety Number but they also have the next layer, apply for one time password (OTP) a 6 digit code is sent via SMS to registered phone number and has to be entered within 60 seconds for the transaction to go through and agin within a few seconds an SMS telling me of the charge on the card, even when using at Point of Sale as in physically with card i also get an instantaneous SMS informing me of the transaction. I am from the UK, have been based in Thailand for more than 25 years but spend a good amount of my time working in other ASEAN Countries. I always transfer funds from my offshore account to my Thai Account and use my Thai ATM and CC for the aforementioned Securety reasons. Personally I have no qualms about having funds in Thai banks and no worries about access to / repatriating / withdrawing in a third country. I have used the Thai ATM card in USA, UK, Holland, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, South Korea and Japan, amongst others, over the years and never had an issue. Best of Luck
  13. 1 point
    Apropos of this - Who is getting all the money flowing out of Venezuela's oil wells? Could it be, that some rich cunts are hiving off with all the money? It is a mystery to me how a country with such a huge fucking revenue stream, cannot feed it's own people. Will the rich claim they are victims when the poor come for them?
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    Immigrants were coming to America in droves by the millions from Europe. Why? Mainly economic. We try and portray it sometimes as they are seeking freedom, but its largely bullshit. They were dirt poor and wanted to see if the rumors of the 'streets paved with gold' were true. Immigrants from Europe left their homes for similar reasons to Brazil, Argentina, Australia, etc, So, why didn't millions of Europeans after WW2 try and come to America? Well, partly was that we had tough immigration laws from the mid 20s but we relaxed them right before, during and after WW2. The Marshall Plan was in effect and the working poor and unskilled could make a decent wage rebuilding their own country. There was very little reason for most of Europe to come America in the 1950s and 1960s because they were enjoying the benefit of a solid social system that national healthcare, union rights, etc. America knew that by making Europe strong financially again, there wouldn't be a need to migrate and they would be wealthy enough to buy our Coca Colas, and other products both large and small. So, why didn't we enact the same thinking with central America? If we really want to stop migration, we should be helping these countries thrive economically. I'm not saying aid. I'm saying just stop fucking with their elections, etc. let them decide how they want to run things and lets not interfere so Tropicana can get cheap fruits out of the 'Banana Republic'. There was actually a net loss of Mexicans in the migration equation. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/01/27/even-before-trump-more-mexicans-were-leaving-the-us-than-arriving/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.e7c799d2f175 We don't talk about it. We should but even the so called progressive media doesn't. Why not? It doesn't fit a narrative. Mexico has a lot of opportunities. Half our car parts are made down there. They have a lot of factories and such. Yes, they could pay more but when you are penniless, and with what we call meager wages you can now afford to send your child to school who in turn will get a better job than his or her parents, then there is no need to migrate to America. What also kept Mexicans there? Remittances. More money comes in from that than from oil. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/mexico-got-more-money-remittances-oil-revenues-2015-n510346 If we really want to stop illegal immigration we should work on stopping actions that keeps these countries poor. Canada has a fairly pourous border with us because very few of them want to come south.
  15. 1 point
    Reagan wouldn't be considered a conservative. He had one of the biggest amnesty programs for illegals ever. He also worked with Democrats when he could.
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    Assumption Bubbi never Asume anything or it makes an ASS out of U and ME The article clearly stated “Canadian Female” and not Girlfriend, but trust me if all Canadian Females looked like that no wonder they legalized marajuanna
  19. 1 point
    But no one knew of her private, non public personality. She was a total break from previous first ladies. A professional modern day woman. Maybe that's it. Carter was not personable by all accounts. Tip O'Neal, the then Speaker of the House, a Democrat couldn't stand Carter but got along very well with Reagan. Nixon was stiff as hell from all accounts. Not too easy to get along with and that's easy to believe. So, it can't be just that. Hillary represents something. And Bill got elected by a landslide twice with her as his First Lady. She got elected statewide as Senator in NY. There is something, visceral that I personally don't see. She she should have sewn up the '08 primaries and Democrat many white working class males who would never, ever imagine voting for a black man for president chose Obama, over her. If it weren't for her machinations and the Dem party machinations, Bernie would have easily won the Democratic primary so I consider it really twice men voted against her and a higher than expected number of women as well. So, I'm not putting it down to just men. She had far more support among black women than even white women. Even Democratic white women. In terms of experience, intelligence and knowledge of the issues, she was the most prepared to be President than any of the candidates in both parties that ran in '16. Objectively speaking. I have come to the conclusion there is nothing concrete about the hatred for her. It is what it is.
  20. 1 point
    If he killed a policeman, no punishment....if you are from certain families....
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    Hi, "They will face no more than 10 years' jail [and/or] a fine of no more than a million baht (about £23,555)," What the fuck is wrong with Thai penalties? Certainly the kid deserves to be penalized, but 10 years in prison for spraying some paint? Yet the penalty for driving without a license and killing 9 people is only 100 hours of community service. Sanuk!
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    Originally Lady Asquith to Winston Churchill
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    Maybe it's both....the findings are correct AND tingtong at the same time? :)
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