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  1. The one in the middle is BLM/Antifa, not a Trump supporter.
  2. The standard recommendation is "Call your physician at 103 F, go to the emergency room at 105 F." Having been on the wrong side of 103 F a few times, I'm probably not going to wait to hit 105 F to go to ER (more precisely, to call for an ambulance ride to ER). My recollection is that 105 F is considered life-threatening, all by itself.
  3. Seriously, when were rush hour passengers NOT packed like sardines on the BTS?
  4. Well, the Dems have a problem. Biden made it to First Place in the primaries. Bernie Sanders came in second, very close on his heels. Everyone else, including Kamala "Heels Up" Harris and Elizabeth "Fauxcahontas" Warren, was way back in the back of the pack. Bernie Sanders is not electable. Too many people know what he really is, and what he would mean in the White House, and, while they might be Democrats, and stupid, they aren't suicidal. If the Dems hadn't nominated Sleepy Joe, they would have had a HUGE fight on their hands from the Bernie camp. This would have eliminated thei
  5. I am in general not fond of tattoos. I will make an exception for Thai temple tattoos, but that's about it.
  6. Oh, and the Bangkok Post website has a story that says the first load of long-stay "tourists" was supposed to arrive on Oct 9, but they've run into some problems getting all the ducks in a row in China, so they're going to have to reschedule (i.e., slip the date out a while).
  7. It wouldn't matter. The quarantine procedure is just about full lockdown. NO VISITORS, UNDER *ANY* CIRCUMSTANCES. One of the other guys posted about it recently.
  8. Days since about Case #1 in the US.
  9. First, Tet in 1968 was a VC operation, not an NVA operation. It was a "last gasp", intended to convince the US that the war was unwinnable. IT DIDN'T WORK, and it finished the VC. They were never again a factor in "the" war. The US kept right on going, chewing the NVA into little tiny pieces. Second, the US wound down its involvement, and withdrew, in 1972. South Vietnam did not fall until 1974. In the 1972-1974 period, with heavy backing from the USSR and the PRC, the NVA built TWO of the largest mechanized armies ever seen on the planet, larger than anything Hitler ever fielded in
  10. Some data, as of a few days ago. The first chart is day-to-day new cases, 7-day moving average, for the US. The second chart is day-to-day deaths, 7-day moving average, for the US. Bluntly, the pandemic is dying out.
  11. FALSE, and badly so, but you have to read the history and look at the actual timeline. Full Disclosure: I am cribbing heavily from Jerry Pournelle's writings in this. First, it is necessary to recognize that there were in fact THREE wars being fought in Vietnam in the 1960s and early 1970s. The first was a revolt-from-within in South Vietnam, by the Viet Cong. The Viet Cong LOST that war in 1968: the Tet Offensive was their absolute last gasp. They were losing, they knew it, and the went for broke. They threw everything they had, including every kitchen sink and chamber pot they co
  12. False. Private citizens can own selective fire weapons (i.e., fully automatic), although the hoops are difficult to jump through. They can also own artillery pieces, and even fully operational tanks. There are "license fees", that are quite high, that being the closest the government can actually get to outlawing them. The M-16 and AK-47 are full auto. The AR-15 is the semiautomatic version of the M-16. As you correctly observe, it is quite easy to convert to full auto. The AR-15 is not popular because it is an "assault weapon" (There is NO SUCH THING as an "assault weapon" or "ass
  13. Nope. There is no law limiting magazine size. There was one for a while, the old Democrat assault weapon ban, from the Clinton Administration I think, but that particular law sunsetted a long time ago, and was not renewed. California recently tried to enact such a law, limiting magazine sizes. It would have banned fully HALF of the weapons in existence. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals just threw it out as an unconstitutional violation of the Second Amendment. When the Ninth Circus throws out a California law, and rules for a Conservative position, you KNOW the California legislature
  14. The problem will solve itself the moment Thailand reopens the border to Chinese tourists. The solution likely won't be pretty. I'm sitting on paid airline and hotel reservation for my 65th birthday party trip in late August. At this point, I strongly doubt that the trip will happen. The hotel has already agreed to treat the nonrefundable unchangeable reservation money as a deposit against my next trip, if I can't come in August. (They've been watching the coronavirus situation, and I am a LONG-term repeat customer, apparently well-liked by all of their people.) The airline ticket
  15. If he is currently working in Khlong Toei, he will probably learn firsthand where the problems come from, if he ever wanders north on Suk Soi 5 in the evening.
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