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  1. Tried to use my Bangkok Bank ATM card and was told it isn‘T working and to contact the bank. Given the holiday, the bank is closed until tomorrow…have enough cash and can use my American ATM cards and pay the fee, but that defeats the purpose of having the Bangkok Bank ATM card…pisses me off… THEN, I tried to move money around on one of my USA accounts, and online access is denied…never was before, again, pisses me off…ok, vent over, off to install a TV at my mother in laws…cheap here!
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  2. The “very stable genius,” like most people, does not understand the Israel/Palestinian conflict and the role of “sub contractors” such as Hamas, Hezbollah etc…NO ONE DOES!! Not even the Israelis or the Palestinians. All they understand is their hatred for one another and their desire to kill each other… I say let them kill each other and we will move on with the result. The problem is, too many outsiders trying to influence the outcome…
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  3. I agree on all acounts. If only Biden would establish a reasonable person as vice, there would be hope for many people. Maybe the new female superstar, I forgot her name. Boyfriend is a football hero. Tylor Swift, now I got it.
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  4. https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2024/feb/16/donald-trump-financial-fraud-case Donald Trump, his eldest sons and associates have been ordered to pay over $350m by a New York judge who found them guilty of intentionally committing financial fraud over the course of a decade. “The frauds found here leap off the page and shock the conscience,” Judge Arthur Engoron wrote in his decision. In a devastating blow for the former president who had built his reputation as a successful real estate developer, Engoron barred Trump and two other executives from serving as officers or directors of any corporation or entity in New York for three years. His sons, Eric and Donald Trump Jr, were banned for two years. The three-month hearing was an often heated affair with Trump attacking Engoron in and out of the courtroom. The former president’s decision to take on the judge appeared to backfire.
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  5. Blame Piers Morgan for that 5555
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  6. One dead and more than 20 injured in Super Bowl parade shooting https://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-us-canada-68300903 Jan 46 Mass Shootings, 98 Dead, 121 Injured Feb 14 Mass Shootings, 23 Dead, 76 Injured So in 45 days there have been 60 Mass hooting leaving 121 dead and 197 injured. Meanwhile in the UK there have been 28 Mass Shootings since year 2000 leaving 26 dead and 85 Injured, last incident was 13 months ago In Australia 18 Mass Shootings, leaving 48 dead and 95 injured, last incident 14 months ago New Zealand 2 Mass Shootings leaving 54* dead, unknown injured, last incident 7 months ago (*51 were Christchurch terrorist attack using an AR) So a combined population of 98 Million has had a total of 48 Mass Shootings leaving 128 dead and 180 injured The USA population 332 Million or 3.4 times the rest of the English speaking world has more mass shootings similar deaths and more injuries in 45 days compared to over 20 years. Australia, New Zealand and UK have sensible gun laws, NOT BANNED, CONTROLLED, and the USA doesn’t, and still the NRA of USA claims “Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People” So 1.5 Months to 240 Months (20 years) is a ratio of 30:1. Extrapolating USA Figures 1800 Mass Shootings, 3630 Deaths and 5910 injured Divided by the 3.4 Population Ratio 529 Mass Shootings, 1068 Deaths and 1738 injured. So Population balanced USA has 11 times more mass shootings resulting in 8.25 times more deaths and 9.65 times more injuries I am not a Maths Major, but even I can clearly see that it is Guns that kill people and not people. And this is only Mass Shootings. The USA Gun homicide rate is 30 times greater than “The Real World” And you still wanna play Cowboys and Indians, fucking Grow Up America.
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  7. But is Trumps little world Republicans don’t have relationships with Democrats, Much like Protestants and Catholics or Coloured and Caucasians.
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  8. “…'No I would not protect you. In fact I would encourage them to do whatever the hell they want. You gotta pay. You gotta pay your bills."…”-DJT This from a man who has dodged bills for years…filed bankruptcy how many times..?
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  9. So he is inviting Russia to invade Canada then
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  10. Never read it but someone once recommended Touch The Dragon. Canadian girls journey through LOS on a Rotary Exchange Program. Not sure if that's what you are looking for. I enjoyed Restless Souls set up on The Burmese Border. Bit bias as I know the author 😊
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  11. Latest rantings of a mad man
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  12. According to what we get to know from inside there seems to be a tendency to rule in favour of Donald and after having studied the mutual arguments there might indeed be reasons to support the Trump-camp although it makes me vomit if I look again at his yellow face. This is after all a process to identify what the law says and not a political decision. Please note my words are full of wisdom as usual.
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  13. Peak Bangkok for me was ‘97 and the SE Asia Crash through to about 2002. It was around 2002 when I decided I had had enough of living in “Farang Ghetto” and moved out, but not too far, and found a life away from the nightlife scene. I suppose as we grow older we want more variety in life, I don’t regret the hard years I did around the nightlife scene, but today I don’t miss it
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  14. I get the feeling the bar scene just doesn't have that addictive nature that it used to be. Where once those who were flying out from Bangkok were already planning their next trip and trying to work out how they could return as soon as possible, these days the impression I get is that the best times in the bars are very much in the past. There might just be more fun looking backwards than forwards.
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  15. I haven’t checked into the site for a while but every time I do it seems the topics tend to be political and not much about nightlife. Spending a couple of months once again for my annual Thailand trip (celebrating my 30th year) I still cherish the memories of my first visits and those upstairs meetings in Woodstock. Very happy to still be able to enjoy the sights while appreciating how much it has changed. I do miss the company of all of my buddies who’ve not been as lucky and are no longer around to share the memories.
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  16. Butcher's Crossing [2023] An Ivy League drop-out travels to the Colorado wilderness, where he joins a team of buffalo hunters on a journey that puts his life and sanity at risk. Based on the highly acclaimed novel by John Williams. This flawed American dream story, based on the massacre of the nation's buffaloes, succeeds with Cage giving a controlled performance. Good old school western.
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  17. I listened to a good summary of Alina Habba's handling of the trial. Trump now says he’s Interviewing Attorneys For E. Jean Carroll Appeal. What he seems to have missed is she did not raise an objection to a single piece of evidence throughout the trial to give any grounds for an appeal
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  18. London — A judge in London on Thursday threw out a lawsuit by former U.S. President Donald Trump accusing a former British spy of making "shocking and scandalous claims" that were false and harmed his reputation. Judge Karen Steyn said there were "no compelling reasons" to let the case Trump filed against Orbis Business go to trial. The company was founded by Christopher Steele, who created a dossier in 2016 that contained rumors and uncorroborated allegations that caused a political storm just before Trump's inauguration. Steele, who once ran the Russia desk for Britain's Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, was paid by Democrats to compile research that included salacious allegations that Russians could potentially use to blackmail Trump. CBS News correspondent Imtiaz Tyab said the court was told during a hearing in late 2023 that Trump was bringing his case over two memos in the dossier, which claimed he had taken part in "sex parties" in St. Petersburg, Russia, and engaged in "golden showers" with prostitutes in Moscow. Trump called the dossier "fake news" and a political witch hunt, and in his legal filings he accused Steele of making false claims and sought unspecified damages from Orbis for allegedly violating British data protection laws. Orbis always maintained that it was not responsible for the publication of the dossier, which was leaked to a U.S. media outlet, and it sought the case's dismissal. It argued that neither the company nor Steele had approved or been aware of the leak of the document. It also said the case had been filed too late. In 2022, the U.S. Federal Election Commission fined former candidate Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign $8,000, and the Democratic National Committee $105,000, for obscuring their funding of the dossier. The campaign had mislabeled Steele's work as "legal services" and "legal and compliance consulting" in campaign filings, the FEC concluded. The bipartisan election commission dismissed a complaint against Steele himself. Source
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  19. Another wee story, I was renting a place in Vientiane and the landlord was showing a beast from the states, the next door unit, he asked me if I could tell her what the neighbourhood etc. was like. So I did, but her most important question was, who was and where, did I get my cleaner and cook from... When I told her that I did my own cleaning and cooking and washing etc, she was aghast and said this: "But the whole point of coming here, is to have people to do this, why would you do it yourself?" She didn't take the place. Boy I'm glad I didn't have to live next door to that.
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  20. Nope - when I was first in Laos I was considering doing something with one or other of the "charities", but the more I saw the less I liked the idea. MLG and family are certainly better for my involvement but that's not a motive, I was suggesting that Farangs can do more good by not entertaining the charity businesses. Yep, I had dinner once next to a table of aid workers, the overheard conversation, curled my toes.
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  21. Save the Children! More like save their extravagant lifestyles first. One of the more corrupt ones along with Christian Children's Fund now the Child Fund International and World Vision
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  22. Hehe I did warn him 127 times
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  23. MLG, like many others I suspect, had an impoverished childhood - raised as the youngest of 9 siblings, in a poor family, competition meant she was always last in the queue. So fast forward 30-some years, married to a farang, and in NZ. Whilst we are at the modest end of income in NZ, we are still streets and avenues ahead of her childhood. So, every clothing, shoe and makeup sale, that's on is religiously attended and real, actual bargains are gained. But shoes, when our shoe shelves got filled, she started piling them on the floor in front of the shelves. Several, 9 years later, the floor in front go the shelves had become a large cardboard box, the size of half a beer barrel. The shoes were heaped in this. Until today. Even though the New Year's resolutions are not until tomorrow, 13:06 hours and minutes away, by my looking, MLG sprang into action. Our recycling bin now has some 20 pairs of unloved shoes in it and the cardboard box has gone. A miracle I tell you. I'd never presume to tell her what number of shoes was seemly, given her childhood, anymore than she would cast an eye over my growing pile of fishing tackle.
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  24. Thanks Kiwi, a sad tale and one that shows true friendship. It reminds me of the blokes who've gone, who were my friends. An aphorism, sourced from the cult of the sky fairies, is apt at this point: " There but for the hand of God, go you or I "
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  25. Trump will nontheless now spread the news that the Federal Court found him not guilty of promoting an insurrection and now it is officially declared that he is innocent.
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