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  1. I would love to see Trump boarding the steps to the helicopter for his final ride while a crowd of 50,000+ people chanted "Loser Loser".
  2. hmmmm I wonder if Warren Buffet is reading this thread. 😀
  3. IF THE G7 LIKES BEDBUGS, THEY’RE GONNA LOVE TRUMP DORAL https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/08/donald-trump-doral-bed-bugs
  4. I'm shocked that Donald's name is so small.
  5. Ready to be laid Work will start soon on the first half of 1,200 kilometres of double-track railway lines in the East and Northeast, the SRT says.
  6. About year 2000, I was offered an American Passport by a document vendor on Khao San Road for $1,000. No idea what price might be now.
  7. gene1944

    Food Land Bkk

    About 2 or 3 weeks ago, Stickman's column said Soi5 Foodland will open Dec 2011.
  8. Hmm.. Strange msg when one in Thailand tries to access that site [color:green]Edit Umm. Never mind, I just saw what it is!![/color] ---------------------------------------------- We are sorry but your Geographical location is not allowed to access this page. The Web server you are attempting to reach has a list of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the Web site, and the IP address of your browsing computer is on this list. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please try the following: Contact the Web site administrator if you believe you should be able to view this directory or page at: stogie@gmail.com HTTP Error 403.6 - Forbidden: IP address of the client has been rejected. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Technical Information (for support personnel) Limiting Access by IP Address, IP Address Access Restrictions.
  9. --- At dawn the telephone rings: "Hello, Senor Rod? This is Ernesto the caretaker at your country house." "Ah yes, Ernesto. What can I do for you? Is there a problem?" "Um, I am just calling to advise you, Senor Rod,that your parrot died. "My parrot? Dead? The one that won the international competition?" "Si, Senor,that's the one." "Damn! That's a pity! I spent a small fortune on that bird. What did he die from?" "From eating rotten meat, Senor Rod" "Rotten meat? Who the hell fed him rotten meat?" "Nobody, Senor. He ate the meat of the dead horse." "Dead horse? What dead horse?" "The thoroughbred, Senor Rod." "My prize thoroughbred is dead?" "Yes Senor Rod, he died from all that work pulling the water cart." "Are you insane? What water cart?" "The one we used to put out the fire, Senor" "Good Lord! What fire are you talking about, man?" "The one at your house, Senor! A candle fell and the curtains caught on fire" "What the hell??....Are you saying that my mansion is destroyed because of a candle??!!! "Yes Senor Rod." "But there's electricity at the house!!! What was the candle for?" "For the funeral, Senor Rod." " WHAT BLOODY FUNERAL?!" "Your wife's, Senor Rod... She showed up one night out of the blue and I thought she was a thief, so I hit her with your new Tiger Woods Nike Driver." SILENCE................... LONG SILENCE............... "Ernesto, if you broke that driver, you're in deep shit!! "
  10. I don't usually like these heartwarming stories, but this one is truly interesting... In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from Northwestern University. On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Mbembe approached it very carefully. He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Mbembe worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Mbembe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled. Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Mbembe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day. Twenty years later, Mbembe was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Mbembe and his son Tapu were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man. Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mbembe couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant. Mbembe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Mbembe' s legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly. Probably wasn't the same elephant.
  11. I know what you mean about having hundreds of channels to choose from. In the states, I had access to about 250 stations with a dish and hoped to get more US programs over here. I checked into getting a satellite dish that would allow more channels. I wanted to upgrade from what the condo where I rent offers (ie the "gold or silver package" which includes more sports and some premium channels). But That is at most, 40 or so channels. Have not been able to find anywhere that offers more channels but suspect there is a market for it. Perhaps someday... If my building had cable, there would be no problem to update to another package but it doesn't have cable. I live on Suk. and the cable company apparently ran out of $$ before reaching my bldg. Anyway, I was told that the condo assn has a satellite that provides the basic package (incl BBC, CNN, ESPN HBO,Cinemax, etc) but if I wanted more I would have to purchase a satellite dish. I think they meant rent. The cost would have been about USD $400 which included the dish, the security deposit and running cable from the dish on roof top down to my apt about 20 floors below. Deicided in the end that it was not worth that much to me because not sure how much longer I will stay. Have friends in this condo bldg who did install the dish and are quite happy with it.
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