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    The New, Sparkly, Shiny Thing...

    Reminds me of the 1984 apple commercial. How iconic that Apple users have become the the people depicted in the commercial.
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    Sim Card W/ Data Service

    Thanks huumlaar, I'm staying in Soi 19 so Terminal 21 is much closer. Never been to Fortune Town might be worth an afternoon trip to check it out. DW
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    Which Browser?

    Use FF on a laptop running Fedora Linux, on my mobile it is the Android default.
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    Sim Card W/ Data Service

    I'm making my first trip to Thailand in quiet sometime and I'm taking along my an old Samsung Galaxy S phone. It is the AT&T variant from the U.S. that i've had unlocked. It is a GSM phone so I think it should work in Thailand, anyone know different? Also, is MBK still the best place to go and get it setup or is there a shop in the new Terminal 21? Thanks, DW
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    Human trafficking

    I voted no, so long as the bar owner is not holding a girl against her will. I don't think having a bar or venue where the girl working there voluntarily increase demand for girls being trafficked. If anything, I think it would decrease it, but I doubt it.
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    US Flag ship seized by pirates

    Still can't! :thumbdown:
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    US Flag ship seized by pirates

    Pretty much makes me sick, weather they were 16 or 61 they knew what they were getting in too. I'm sick of the the victimizers being the victims. That is the state of American politics willing to spin anything for political advantage. For me the real question is weather the pirate want to be pirates or want to be terrorist. If they are pirates, there only interest is making money. They do nothing to advance there cause of making money by vowing to "slaughter Americans". Any U.S. flagged ship they attempt to take over will fight back at whatever cost because they know they will be killed, similar to airliner hi-jackings after 9-11. If they what to become terrorist, the money will start to go the other way as they try to prosecute a war on the U.S. and the west. So we will see if they want to be business men or terrorist.
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    US Flag ship seized by pirates

    It looks like things will be getting much worse. I think all US Flagged ships in that area will have to carrying armed guards and/or travel in conveys. Pirates Attack Liberty Sun MOMBASA, Kenya (AP) -- A pirate gang that launched an abortive attack on a second U.S. ship loaded with food aid said Wednesday they were singling out American vessels and would kill their crews, while French forces detained 11 other hijackers in a high-seas raid. Pirates fired grenades and automatic weapons at the Liberty Sun, but its American crew successfully blockaded themselves inside the engine room. The ship was damaged in Tuesday's attack but escaped and was heading to Kenya under U.S. Navy guard. A pirate whose gang attacked the aid ship admitted Wednesday that his group was targeting American ships and sailors. "We will seek out the Americans and if we capture them we will slaughter them," said a 25-year-old pirate based in the Somali port of Harardhere who gave only his first name, Ismail. "We will target their ships because we know their flags. Last night, an American-flagged ship escaped us by a whisker. We have showered them with rocket-propelled grenades," boasted Ismail, who did not take part in the attack on the Liberty Sun.
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    Saudis are that stupid????

    Of course we have never seen pump and dump in the US. Maybe they will buy rocks as pets!
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    US Flag ship seized by pirates

    He surrendered. Couldn't agree more!
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    US Flag ship seized by pirates

    For the Special Mission ships (PM2) Maersk has the Ocean Surveillance Ships and Missile Range Instrumentation ship and Horizon Lines has the contract for the Oceanographic Survey ship. Not sure about the others but I believe you are correct about CIVMARs crewing the Land, Whitney and Zeus
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    US Flag ship seized by pirates

    Yes MLL is very cheap how they operate. They have not had a good month, they are also the operators of the USNS Impeccable that had the run in with Chinese last month. They used the fire hoses but I don't think that would work to well against AK-47s. Link
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    United Air Sucks!!!

    Very true! In the past I have had good luck booking through Delta's website and getting Delta seats booked on flights operated by Korean Air on the ATL-ICN and ICN-BKK legs. With the Delta-Northwest merger it is already looking like that will be harder to do now.
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    That stupid sport that only Yanks play ...

    Can't forget the Dominicans! In 2007 The Dominican Republic made up 1 in 9 opening day players. Foreign born players made up 25%. Link
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    famous or impressive quotes

    "You're never beaten until you admit it." -- George S. Patton