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  1. Long time no see mare, last I remember you was when you had to take a rain check on hooking up in Madrid (The City in Spain not the old bar in Patpong) due to an incident with a car resulting in a broken leg if I remember correctly .
  2. May I suggest if you have a question on Legal and Visa issues that you post in the Legal and Visa Forum rather than the Food forum.
  3. Mekong

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    Sloshed, plastered and gazeboed: why Britons have 546 words for drunkenness Link
  4. It shut nearly 3 years ago Link
  5. Spoiler Alert The British Schindler I remember that circa 1988 if not mistaken, one week Ester Ranrzen broke the story, the following week Winton was a guest in the studio audience. At the end of the show Rantzen asked if anyone in the audience had neeen saved by or was a descendent of anyone saved by Winton and the whole audience stood up
  6. It took 4 days wow, longer than expected … I didn’t need my crystal ball for this forecast
  7. Despite not breaking broadcasting rules, Piers Morgan is still a proper twat, according to media regulator Ofcom. With news emerging earlier that ITV has been cleared by Ofcom for complaints about the host’s criticism of the Duchess of Sussex mental health claims, the regulator has quickly moved to clarify that despite their ruling on this particular matter, the overwhelming evidence does show that he is still a massive twat. A Spokesperson for Ofcom revealed, “Yes, he’s still a massive twat. That’s just a clear fact. Source
  8. Just noticed this line in an old BB post Yellow Book is Tabien Baan issued to foreigners, Thai one is Blue
  9. The USA adapted the British Bill of Rights and leaves out the most important caveat about requirements and laws, yet somehow it is the fault of the British. Only an Ozzy will full blown Anglophobia could come to that conclusion 🤪
  10. It was the sarcastic “Thanks England” remark that made it appear that you blamed Britain for the USA playing cowboys and Indians Adopted means choose to take up, follow, or use, the word you were looking for was Adapted which is make (something) suitable for a new use or purpose; modify. America Adapted British Bill of Rights they did not Adopt it, two words with completely different meanings.
  11. Incorrect the 1688 UK Bill of Rights states. Subjects’ Arms. That the Subjects which are Protestants may have Arms for their Defence suitable to their Conditions and as allowed by Law This differs from the Second amendment in 2 ways Suitable to their Condition As allowed by Law So a Flintlock Pistol would be “Suitable” but an AR wouldn’t, and the allowed by law clause allowed the tightening of gun control post Dunblane without infringement of the Bill of Rights. UK Bill of Rights The Americans, for reasons only know to themselves, removed this caveat when they wrote the Second and make a stick for their own back. I know you harbour anti-British sentiments, but try and get your facts right before blaming the British 😀
  12. If the American population is so up in arms ( pun intended) about the Second Amendment, what are we not hearing noises about the ban on Switchblades, Gravity Knives, Butterfly Knives, Disguised Knives (Cane, Belt Buckle etc) Knuckledusters and other such “Arms” being unconstitutional After all the Second applies to ALL arms not just fire arms. Seems rather silly to me that they can ban Switchblades but not Automatic weapons. Also look at the actual wording of the second “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” What is the derinition of militia? When the Second was written the definition was “a body of citizens trained to military duty, who may be called out in certain cases, but may not be kept on service like standing armies, in times of peace” An example of “Organised Militia” would be e National Guard or State Defense Forces. I don’t think that Billy Bob with his AR15 sat on his porch drinking beer and shooting bottles is not doing such as part of a “Well Regulated Militia” If there was a Will they could easily have gun control by modifying the Militia Law , which has previously been modified on many occasions. This will not change the Second Amendment per se, therefore would not infringe on the Bill of Rights Questions are now being asked about the validity of holding the Football World Cup 2026 in the USA. If US citizens who are used to gun violence are caught out by a shooter what chance do 100’s of Thousands of foreign football supporters have. Link
  13. In the UK in 1996 there was the Dunblane Massacre, within a year firearms laws had been tightened Dunblane 6 weeks later In Australia in 1996 there was the Port Aurtur Massacre, the firearms laws were tightened Port Moresby Both Government reacted to public opinion, you know like a government should, and govern for the people. What the UK and Australia has is tightly regulated lobbying, which in the USA does is outright bribery of Politicians thinly disguised under the concept of “Lobbying”. Lobbying my arse, it is outright bribery and corruption and the two biggest culprits are the NRA and the Health Insurance Industry. Until “Lobbying” is restricted / controlled in the USA politicians will not be in office for the good of the people but for lining their own pockets and the good of their bank accounts Australia may be younger than the USA, but a hell of a lot more mature. I don’t think it is any coincidence that nations which retained ties with Britain, such as Australia, Canada and New Zealand are, in my opinion, far more civilised than the petulant one.
  14. 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.
  15. Bangkok Pat makes some really good Videos, his latest offering
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