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    Gigi when asked where North Korea might be as well as where the Iran is did not know exactly but felt well because Donald defends them anyway. Although the Donald called brother Kim his " Friend" last week . And what are " these problems " that Gigi has with North Korea ? Permanent farting after a bad batch of ginseng ? Khun Cavanami , the world is laughing about the Trump gang . Not that I am happy about it , I still believe in the US and it´s values . It is sadness that befalls me . Honestly.
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    Remembering in this instance, that the Haka is a sign of respect, and solidarity, for the victims, and their families.
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    Got to love those Thai back to school sales!
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    NZ 63 Canada 0 Canada were though, pretty good, I think we'll see some good rugby from them in coming years.
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    I doubt it's all about gogo bars, seems to be more about the history of the place and a bit about the bars. For someone who first went there over 31 years ago and knowing how much it has changed in that time I'm sure it will be very interesting, at least to me and I've no doubt many others. 👍
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    It got cold in Germany. The last four nights we had in large parts of our country -1 to -4 degrees in the night. In the low mountain ranges and in the Alps of course correspondingly colder. A high pressure area over Central Europe led to a cold spell. I had to turn on the heating for the first time in this autumn. To pass the time I watch some videos from warmer areas; e.g. Pattaya Walking Street, Beach Road. I'd like to be there now. and some more ....
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    Is it right to atttack the LTC? Of course not, no more than was Hillary's calling Major Tulsi Gabbard ... a decorated combat veteran ... a "Russian asset". Politicians seem to make up their own rules these days, and it's time to judge them all by the same standards, regardless of party affiliation.
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    No she wasn't, she was a fatty. Never, and it speaks to the life, that young men like Bill, led, handsome and well off and all of that, everything was an open door to him. He'd prolly never encountered a conniving, scheming trickster in training like the Hillary.
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    Hillary is bitter. There is nothing...I repeat nothing more cruel than a bitter old American woman.
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    Not to worry, Ocasio-Cortez has officially cast her support to Bernie. We see the new Democratic ticket in the making. Sanity is returning to America. ... Holy crap, I see that Michael Moore is adding his weight too. Bernie is getting all the biggies. Time to chuck it in Elizabeth and Beto. You don't stand a chance.
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    I don't know about the constitutionality of it but I disagree with having to submit your tax return. Just like I'm sure you agree with states that were trying to force submission of birth certificates as a precursor to them invalidating Obama's. Lets be consistent about bullshit from all sides.
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    Gentlemen, Thai immigration issues did not catch my immediate interest so far although a terrible thought crossed my mind this very hour: having checked into a mostly BKK based hotel I usually keep the room without checking out if heading upcountry for a day or 2. Consequently the Thai immigration control machinery has to deal with a falang physically available in 2 places simultaneously. I could now imagine that additional joss sticks would be set on fire immediately at the nearest shrine to calm potentially dangerous ghosts, but it is worth a thought to my opinion. In particular as the simultaneous appearance could be expanded to let´s say 5 places with utmost ease.
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    "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...
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    I vote to leave it as is. This board is a great source of information.
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    In case you have some of that junk currency you want to get rid off, let me know. I always wonder under what circumstances some people live at home if they find Siam expensive. Ticket prices went down over the years anyway and a decent meal is available even BKK downtown at maybe 300 Bht and half of that countryside. Prices for ladies´ services and booze are said to have increased but try that lifestyle at home .
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    Speed limits up will make no difference they are at 90kph now and traffic crawls along at an average much lower, raconteur to 120 will technically make the traffic slower since the delta between average and speed limit will be greater.
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    Keep it as is. Quiet as it is it’s still half decent. Cant be doing with all the “I fucked a TG now I’m in love” b.s. Would rather read another Trump thread. Better yet the likely forthcoming BoJo thread.
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    There were more than 10 with me last night despite it being a Buddha day, at least I think I remember them.
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    Then way it is...
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    Too Many UNSUBSCRIBE is enough
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    I should rephrase that to "First Bar he had alone in Thailand" of course before Jools he was in partnership with Peter and opened a little place in the Nana Plaza called Woodstock's
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    Trump's visit to the UK.
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    I was standing at the bar one night minding my own business. This FAT ugly chick came up behind me, grabbed my behind and said, "You're kinda cute. You gotta phone number?" I said, "Yeah. You got a pen?" She said, "Yeah, I got a pen." I said, "You better get back in it before the farmer misses you." Cost me 6 stitches, but.... When you’re over 70.............who cares? ********** I went to the drugstore and told the clerk, "Give me 3 packets of condoms, please." Lady Clerk: "Do you need a paper bag with that, sir?” I said, "Nah. She's purty good lookin'." When you’re over 70.............who cares? *********** I was talking to a young woman in a bar last night. She said, "If you lost a few pounds, had a shave and got your hair cut, you'd look all right.” I said, “If I did that, I'd be talking to your friends over there instead of you.” Cost me a fat lip, but.... When you’re over 70.............who cares? ********** I was telling a woman in the Club about my ability to guess what day a woman was born just by feeling her breasts. "Really?" she said. "Go on, then. Try." After about thirty seconds of fondling, she began to lose patience and said, "Come on. What day was I born?" I said, "Yesterday." Cost me a kick in the nuts, but.... When you’re over 70..............who cares? ********* I got caught taking a pee in the swimming pool today. The lifeguard shouted at me so loud, I nearly fell in. When you’re over 70.............who cares? ********** I went to a bar last night and saw a BIG woman dancing on a table. I said, "Good legs." The girl giggled and said, "Do you really think so?" I said, "Definitely! Most tables would have collapsed by now." When you’re over 70.............who cares?
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    Coss Pffttttff Hamsters They are the worst offenders of the lot, they fool many humans into thinking they just run around on a wheel. The wheel is a dynamo generator and th battery storage is hidden in. ThI corner of the cage under a pile of sawdust disguised as a toilet area coz they sprinkle pee on top Always planning their next “Great Escape”
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    A New Concept of which I am unaware, now you really re having a laugh aren't you IoT is the commercial adaptation of the industrial IIoT which in itself is an adaptation of Fieldbus and HART Protocols, the difference being the the I (Internet) and T (Things) allowed us to bypass the Distributed Control System and has Field Devices (Things) with onboard microprocessors to carry out Control Algorithms, Communications Self Diagnostics etc A Timeline HART Protocol 1986 Fieldbus 1994 IIoT 2006 IoT 2009 Some 23 years or so after HART was introduced we get to IoT and you are trying to tell me I should learn something. It is nothing new, been around for over 30 years in some form or another but for some reason you guys think that you are onto a new thing, what next try to teach you Gran to suck eggs Here is a brief write up by Jonas Berge, one of the most respected men in industry. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/which-came-first-iot-iiot-jonas-berge/ PS I think you mean Process Trends and not "Pretty Little Charts"
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    It wasn't so much the sunglasses as the who katoey look.
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    Only post worthy of the USA thread in eons!
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    That joke would work better if it said 1023 Megabytes since 1 Gigabyte is 1024 Megabytes
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    Coconuts needs to keep up with the news. Almost all of the stranded travellers left days ago. Thai began flying to Europe the next day, simply flying around Pakistan. As of yesterday, there were only 200 still stuck at Swampypoom. I wonder if they had video games to play or something to pass the time.
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    Congress spends enough time in the bars...
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    No one with an IQ of over 20 believes these two are the killers. This just demonstrates the power of the feudal lords who control that area.
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    It's not pretty but its politics. Obama was one of the most closely examined Presidents ever. The problem the Republicans had at the time was he was more than careful. He was a constitutional lawyer. The animosity in the government has pretty much stopped much work of value to be done. Blame whomever you wish but nothing of consequence gets done unless that party enjoys enough of a majority to get past dissenting votes. Not much with regards to bipartisan support as well. In some areas its crippling the function of the government.
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    Tropical Cyclones within the Western Pacific are named by the Japanese Meteorology Agency 14 Member States each submitted 10 names, the order of names to be used is determined by placing the English names in Alphabetical Order https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclone_naming#Western_Pacific_Ocean_(180°_–_100°E)
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    Coss, I am surprised NZ unis cost so much. The impression we have from America is that the other 'western' countries have free or nearly free university costs.
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    This is one of the most onerous laws that makes a mockery of the 1st amendment in America and illustrates vividly and sadly that we no longer live in a free Republic. I will get likely get some comments for this post being antisemitic (I think I've heard the term is now changed to anti-shemitic..really, I've read that. I don't know what term to use). This post may get removed after some of you have read it. So be it. Many people have said they are shocked at the mountain of evidence against Russia for trying to influence our election. And they are correct but they are wrong that Russia has done the most. That (dis)honor goes to Israel by far. Israel is a very important ally. We need allies in the region and next to Turkey (which could be seen as the middle east, Europe or the gateway between either) are the only democracies in the region. I have zero issue with us being their ally and its a vital ally as we share information on militancy in the area that ultimately saves lives. This (below) violates everything we hold sacred with regards to our rights as citizens. How can the government tell you who you can or can not boycott? That's up to you. If you want to personally boycott any country or company, so be it. That's your business. This is scary stuff. I'm not being over dramatic. The precedence is utterly scary. There is a movement called BDS (boycott, divestment, sanctions) aimed to address the "alleged" violations of the human rights of Palestinians under Israeli control. With regards to the region, Israel won that. There is no more "conflict". The various arab countries tried, 3 times I think and failed and lost. Live with it. Egypt and others have signed peace deals so there isn't going to be anymore wars. Israel fought for its very existence and won all of them. Credit to them. Who knows what would have happened to the people had they lost? Some people say they won the war but have lost the peace. Some of the very things they suffered under German rule in the 1930s and 1940s many say they now exact on the Palestinians. I have my own personal opinion as to its veracity that I won't share because its not germane to the current point. I mention it to give the boycott movement some context. Bottom line is if Americans want to support Israel they can, if they choose not to they can. To make it illegal to speak against a country is beyond comprehension to someone who is American and was raised to hold rights as sacred. I have to believe this can not stand up in court if challenged. If it can, then we really and truly have no republic. So, someone can have their speech supporting NAMBLA (a pedo group), white supremacy, etc. that's fine. But certain speech (and acts such as boycotts) against a country is illegal? What the fuck?! Literally. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/democrats-join-republicans-in-bill-criminalizing-speech_us_5978bc17e4b0c6616f7ce6d9?fbclid=IwAR3EqtEVIXIkKQ79nIJ3e3ACE_eiKZa2gWgqt14j0K7J-rlDX79JD_YVgdY
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    Speaking of pulling out of Syria and in the larger context the "War on Terror". These esoteric, undefinable "wars" are all bullshit. Johnson had his 'War on Poverty". Noble. Something everyone can agree on. It was one of the first modern day non military "wars" the government has waged. Without a definable and clear goal on what would be defined as "victory" its bullshit. You can use a stat. There is a percentage of Americans below the poverty line, and if it gets to a certain percentage and stays below that is at least definable. While any one on poverty is still not good, one must accept 0% is virtually impossible in America given the population, size and scope of the economy and society. The War on Poverty had zero effect. The poverty rate in the what America self describes itself as "Leader of the Free World" is embarrassingly high. We are all well aware of chronic generational poverty in the urban areas (urban being coded speech for Black...lol...let's be honest) but on balance, let's also discuss the chronic poverty in almost all white areas of West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi that have been poor for literally 300 years!! There are mountain areas of West Virginia that have been poor since it was populated by Europeans. They have never seen anything but poverty. Amazing. It's criminal as a society we have not done studies of these areas to reverse it. There are a number of things you can do. You can move certain government functions to those areas. Now deceased Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia, used his power in the Congress to move certain functions of the FBI to that poverty stricken state. When ever you request if there are any criminal records in your background, you will notice the address is in West Virginia. It's an easy job for a low skilled area to train someone to do a simple computer search on your behalf. The government knew that coal will lesson in demand and should have transitioned thees areas into other things as Byrd had done. Economic zones has been around for a while but they don't offer enough of a "bite". Basically, offer companies lower taxes and other financial benefits if they move operations to impoverished areas. The War on Drugs was a political stunt by Nixon. No definable enemy or goal. The War on Terror is another. We got bin Laden. But the "war" continues. We invent new enemies, some of whom we helped create. I wish someone who runs for President will call out these asinine wars. I'm particularly sensitive to the "war on drugs" mainly on how Blacks were treated when crack hit the various communities. Lock them all up was the mantra. But now with the opiod epidemic its addiction is now seen as a 'disease'. It smacks of complete hypocrisy. I have family members, friends, who got caught up in that. I am in no way saying they are innocent but I am saying fairness and justice equally applied. Even now, people who are addicted to opiods are seen differently than those hooked on crack and the court system still treats them differently in the same courtroom. Suburban kids who come to my hometown of Philly who get caught with opiods are sent into programs and put on probation and no jail if they complete the program but its not the same for their counterparts from my old neighborhood. Often the same judge gives two different verdicts as well as the recommendation from the prosecutors office. The War on Terror is basically a scheme to line the pockets of the military-industrial complex. Nothing more, nothing less. The number of lives of people on both sides lost, the thousands maimed physically and scarred emotionally as a result is a crime against humanity and I am not being hyperbolic.
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    I had a debate with a few women over the article. Their collective response more or less is its an extreme reaction, silly and just stop harassing women and there is no problem. I replied that guys that are serial harassers, are NOT going to stop because its who they are. So, someone who stops because of overblown #metoo aren't those guys. I gave an example. I no longer say hello to little kids when I am line in stores or even be alone around any little child nor will I babysit anyone, only my family and the closest of friends. I have never been, never will be a pedo and these women knew if anything, I would lead the mob with pitchforks to get one. But I won't because even if its on video as false it still hurts your reputation. Just to be accused falsely, knowingly false, you are still looked at a little askance by pretty much anyone who is NOT your immediate family and closest friends. People that know you casually will find you guilty. Your coworkers will find you guilty. Mind you, you were proven innocent. These women, friends of mine, still think its an over-reaction and a silly one if men are doing this. My contention is that single women are finding it 'silly' because now they won't be approached. I clarified my position that I would adopt this in America and possibly other western countries that are similar enough to America like Canada and possibly the UK, NZ or Australia although I would see how the 'vibe' is. I've been lied to on women who said I said something in FB messenger and I said 'post the ENTIRE conversation' or retract it. I have the same convo. Either you will or I will and she did ttwo things. Unfriended (which was going to be what I was going to do anyway eventually) and she never posted it. I heard she edited it. I sent the entire convo to that person, a woman, who just did what women typically do, give lip service to her and won't castigate, only talk behind her back. This is not a problem in Asia, Africa, Central and South America and parts of Europe, maybe even most of Europe. It's a unique problem for America and possibly a few other places.
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    Brits trying to save money before Brexit sends the Pound plunging further in value?
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    55555555555555555 you had to go to snopes? you couldn't discern that it was bogus?????????? quite the brain trust you are not 5555555555555555555
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    Hi, " that former prime minister Thaksin will still be running the party " Fixed it. Sanuk!
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    By Glenn Harlan Reynolds, Opinion columnist Black Africans are being sold in open-air slave markets, and it’s Hillary Clinton’s fault. But you won’t hear much about that from the news media or the foreign-policy pundits, so let me explain. Footage from Libya, released recently by CNN, showed young men from sub-Saharan Africa being auctioned off as farm workers in slave markets. And how did we get to this point? As the BBC reported back in May, “Libya has been beset by chaos since NATO-backed forces overthrew long-serving ruler Col. Moammar Gadhafi in October 2011.” And who was behind that overthrow? None other than then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Under President George W. Bush in 2003, the United States negotiated an agreement with Libyan strongman Gadhafi. The deal: He would give up his weapons of mass destruction peacefully, and we wouldn’t try to depose him. That seemed a good deal at the time, but the Obama administration didn’t stick to it. Instead, in an operation spearheaded by Clinton, the United States went ahead and toppled him anyway. The overthrow turned out to be a debacle. Libya exploded into chaos and civil war, and refugees flooded Europe, destabilizing governments there. But at the time, Clinton thought it was a great triumph — "We came, we saw, he died,” she joked about Gadhafi’s overthrow — and adviser Sidney Blumenthal encouraged her to tout her "successful strategy" as evidence of her fitness for the highest office in the land. It’s surprising the extent to which Clinton has gotten a pass for this debacle, which represents a humanitarian and strategic failure of the first order. (And, of course, the damage is still compounding: How likely is North Korea’s Kim Jong Un to give up his nuclear weapons after seeing the worthlessness of U.S. promises to Gadhafi?) Back during his brief stint in the Democratic primary, former senator James Webb raised the issue, saying America "blew the lid off of a series of tribal engagements. You can't get to the Tripoli airport right now, much less Benghazi." But as the Libya disaster continues to unfold, Clinton’s role in it gets surprisingly little attention. Maybe it’s buried under the other Clinton/Obama debacles in the Middle East, such as the botched Syrian policy that The Washington Post’s Fred Hiatt called ”a humanitarian and cultural disaster of epochal proportions.” Remember President Obama’s “red line” that Syria crossed, and that Obama didn’t enforce? That led to a destabilizing flood of refugees hitting Europe, too. And, of course, there’s the Yemen policy, which Obama bragged about as a model for the war on terror. But now Yemen is another war-wracked humanitarian and strategic disaster. Still, Libya is in a class of its own. In Syria and Yemen, at least, the situation was already bad. Libya, before Clinton got involved, was comparatively stable and no strategic threat to the United States or its allies. Now it’s a shambles, with people literally being sold in slave markets. Back in the 2012 presidential campaign, Vice President Biden told a group of African Americans that the GOP was going to "put you all back in chains." But it turned out that it was Clinton’s policies that led to black people being sold. As some ponder another Hillary Clinton run in 2020, that’s worth pointing out. Glenn Harlan Reynolds, a University of Tennessee law professor and the author of The New School: How the Information Age Will Save American Education from Itself, is a member of USA TODAY's Board of Contributors. Follow him on Twitter: @instapundit. https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2017/11/27/clinton-ponders-2020-run-lets-not-forget-her-real-libya-scandal-glenn-reynolds-column/895853001/?fbclid=IwAR3KDg0V9vHXY7aFPGqi5Sc35w6qjgz9Z7dfBMaIzm1JRc76zS8YHq8G2Ls
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    Bangkok is turning into a megacity of mostly condos. Virtually every apartment in those condos will be owned by someone who drives a car. There has been absolutely no planning as the city expands. It just spreads like a wild fire, destroying everything in its path. From the Bangkok Post: "Because Bangkok expanded without any land use or transportation planning, it grew without sufficient road space, particularly secondary roads. Whereas New York has a 32% road-to-area ratio and Tokyo has 23%, Bangkok has only 8%. The limited amount of road space means that traffic becomes even worse when flooding occurs, making some roads impassable." Add to that the constant construction of even more rail lines, which reduce the major streets to even fewer usuable lanes ...
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    I remember the Non Khai 'pretend HiSo' women of a certain age, doing Cowboy clothes and line dancing when last I was there. A popular form of sub-culture in LOS?
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    It's kind of a little different to that. Christchurch folk don't see themselves as superior, rather they just don't like rather a lot of people including many of their fellow countrymen.
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