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Everything posted by forcebwithu

  1. Good to see @misteregg's solar powered sign is holding up well.
  2. Expect it will be a good read. This YT vid popped up in my recommend list a couple of months back.
  3. I like the weird stuff that pops up on my YT recommend list from time to time. With the latest recommended video I learned Hot Wheels now makes a car designed to hold a GoPro. Kids are lucky with all the cool stuff they get to play with nowadays.
  4. Some impressive ship handling skills by the captain. Like the caption of the video, "Everyone wants to be a captain till there is captain stuff to do".
  5. Sad to hear about your mother's condition. If you haven't already done so, you might want to ask her Dr. about off label use of sildenafil if there's a chance it can help her.
  6. I left Prom about 19:00 and either didn't notice the tonsil tickle stations, or they hadn't set up yet. Like you I would would give testing stations like that a wide berth. The penalty is too great if you test positive, even if it's a false positive. Case in point, a friend recently had a bad case of diarrhea and went to a Pattaya hospital. They put him on a saline drip to help him rehydrate, and as a bonus tested him for Covid. Result was negative so they retested him. That test came back positive with the result was they wheeled him up to the isolation floor for a mandatory 10 day stay. Cost was 50,000B which his insurance paid 30k. Nice little money maker the hospital has going. So in addition to Covid test stations, add hospitals as another place to avoid unless you absolutely need to go.
  7. Do you know if that was a mandatory check or were they looking for volunteers?
  8. IHMO, better than absolute numbers would be tracking the % of hospitalization capacity. Ideally those charged with managing the healthcare system would set a threshold limit that when exceeded other preventative measures come into play; such as travel restrictions, maximum capacity limits, etc.
  9. ^^^ Agree, reaction to Covid should be based on hospitalization numbers, not number of infected. Several countries were going down that path, but think they wimped out when the idiots in charge continued to focus on number of new infections. There's also the problem with countries, like Thailand, that lock people up in a hospital as soon as they test positive, regardless if they're showing any symptoms, or if the symptoms they do show are severe enough to really require the care provided by a hospital.
  10. Gave up on Island 731 after a couple of chapters. Not a genre I'm interested in. Moved on to The Whistler. So far a much better read.
  11. I enjoy homemade hash browns too. When my lady first moved in over nine years ago, the first thing I taught her, correction, 2nd as the 1st was a proper BJ , was showing her how to make hash browns. I like variety in my meals with the exception of breakfast. For breakfast it's always OJ, croissant, meat and vegetable omelette, and homemade hash browns.
  12. Unfortunately that mist is pollution. We're seeing an increase in daily AQI numbers, which is unfortunately normal for this time of year. source: https://www.iqair.com/thailand/chon-buri/pattaya
  13. That's quite the weight loss. Good on ya for knocking that much off. Unfortunately I've gone the other way and now hover around 91-92kg when two years ago I was at 79-80kg. Edited to add: And every Thai that I've known for longer than two years is quick to say force you're pum pui now. Can't get mad at them though for stating the obvious.
  14. It's even worse when you can no longer see your dangleberries when taking a piss.
  15. The Buakhao Tue/Fir/Sun? market is up and running again at its old location. Only one or two yet to make the move back to the old location.
  16. Army Col. Edward Shames, the last remaining member of World War II's 'Band of Brothers,' dies at 99 Col. Edward Shames, the last surviving officer of the historic World War II parachute infantry regiment of the US Army known as Easy Company, died Friday at the age of 99. Shames "passed away peacefully at home," said the obituary posted by the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory. During World War II, Shames "was a member of the renowned Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division now known globally as the 'Band of Brothers,'" according to the obituary. The story of Easy Company was later immortalized in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers," based on The New York Times bestseller by Stephen E. Ambrose. (CNN and HBO are part of WarnerMedia.) Shames "was involved in some of the most important battles of the war. He made his first combat jump into Normandy on D-Day as part of Operation Overload," according to the obituary. Shames "gained a reputation as a stubborn and very outspoken soldier who demanded the highest of standards from himself and his fellow soldiers," it said. "In Germany, he was the first member of the 101st to enter Dachau concentration camp, just days after its liberation," said the obituary. When Germany surrendered, Shames "and his men of Easy Company entered Hitler's Eagle's Nest where" Shames "managed to acquire a few bottles of cognac, a label indicating they were 'for the Fuhrer's use only,' said the obituary. "Later, he would use the cognac to toast his oldest son's Bar Mitzvah," according to the obituary. ...
  17. A bit of background on the parents from the ex of James Crumbley. I wonder how much of the fcked up world we live in can be attributed to lack of proper parenting in a person's formative years. James Crumbley's ex says he left them strapped for cash, calls Jennifer a 'monster'
  18. That actually might be a bit too late for me. During the lockdown with not much happening in the evening hours I've gotten into the routine of an early turn in at night and up at 4 or 5 am in the morning. Perhaps I'll have adapted to the new normal by the time you get here. As for your question about needing to order food to enjoy a drink, from what I've seen and experienced the last two nights around Pattaya that has not been the case. From what a friend told me who did a translation of the order allowing restaurants and hotels to serve, there wasn't a mention of ordering food, just that they had to have the Sha certificate and adhere to social distancing rules. Oh, and you can't stay longer than six hours.
  19. It's all down to the honesty and integrity of who you rent from. I've only moved twice while living here and had no problems getting my deposit back each time. But in each case the landlords were decent and fair people.
  20. Don't know about western food, but the Thai food is pretty good at Nida, and at a reasonable price. Drinks are reasonably priced too, even in the worst of times.
  21. I was surprised to read the following. There are no safe gun storage laws in Michigan, the prosecutor said. "We are not legally required to store your weapon in a safe manner," she said. Which begs the question why not? At a minimum every state should have a law requiring guns and ammo have to be locked up when not in use. Furthermore, any individual that does not secure their weapon and it is used by another in commission of a crime or accidental injury are held accountable. Also disturbing is this. Sheriff: "We're inundated by threats right now" Oakland County, Michigan Sheriff Michael Bouchard addressed threats to the community in the wake of the high school shooting that left four students dead: "We're inundated with threats right now. We have threats against the candlelight vigil last night, we have threats against memorials, we have threats against individual deputies or law enforcement. It's absolutely absurd that after a tragedy, we see a huge spike in threats, but that's what we're seeing," Bouchard said. He warned that anyone making false threats will be apprehended. "If you make a threat, we're going to investigate it even if it's not credible and even if you don't plan the carry it out. And if we find you — and we will find you — we will prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law, and one of the possible penalties is up to 20 years. So it's not funny. It's not a way to get out of school. It's a crime. And you're hurting an already struggling community," he said. source: https://edition.cnn.com/us/live-news/oxford-school-shooting-michigan-12-04-21/index.html
  22. I'm wondering now if the plan all along wasn't for a temporary relocation while they resurfaced and erected new vendor tents.
  23. Looks like @Yesitisdakid and Striderman are offering takeaway for the fur faced friends now.
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