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by Gaybutton
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate

The whole red plate system is a big scandalous mess. It's long been a way to avoid paying excise tax on expensive cars, and often to cover vehicle theft. Many of the red plates you see are counterfeit anyway. I think that may depend on the source of the plate. When I bought my car, the Toyota deale...
by Gaybutton
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Beware if you have a Red Lic. Plate

Did you find that out the hard way?
by Gaybutton
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Protecting valuables
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: Protecting valuables

windwalker wrote:I know of expats that don't even carry a copy of their passport or even ID.

Not even any form of ID? Why? If the police ever ask for ID, I think they're going to regret that decision. If there is a valid, logical reason not to carry any ID at all, I'd like to know what it is.
by Gaybutton
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 177
Views: 7593

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

I had a very difficult time watching the Stahl-Trump interview and listening to Trump's utter shit without vomiting. I thought now, as a break, I would post about someone quadrillions of times more palatable, and quadrillions of times more qualified, than Trump can ever hope to be: http://www.youtub...
by Gaybutton
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Protecting valuables
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: Protecting valuables

Is there a definitive answer? Technically the definitive answer is Thai law says the actual passport must be on the foreigner's person at all times. Realistically, hardly anyone carries around their actual passport unless they are going to use it for something. It is wise to at least have a copy of...
by Gaybutton
Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5
Replies: 177
Views: 7593

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 5

by Gaybutton
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Protecting valuables
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: Protecting valuables

a short look at YouTube shows just how easy it is to open most of these room safes. Even so, I doubt the typical willing young gent that might be a "guest" in the room would have any clue how to do it. You know how I protect my valuables when traveling? I leave them at home and don't brin...
by Gaybutton
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Canada senate revokes Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Canada senate revokes Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship

But what can the UN or the world do to stop it? I don't it's a question of what can the UN do, but more a question of what will the UN do? Most of the time if they do anything at all, it is sanctions. It is certainly rare for the UN to send in military force, but in this case it is my opinion that ...
by Gaybutton
Sun Oct 14, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Protecting valuables
Replies: 22
Views: 589

Re: Protecting valuables

fewer and fewer travellers use them in favour of electronic means That's right. So why carry a large amount of cash when you can withdraw from any ATM with a credit or debit card? You can even do withdrawals in bank branches with a teller and avoid some of the fees. To me it makes zero sense to wor...
by Gaybutton
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Canada senate revokes Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship
Replies: 11
Views: 224

Re: Canada senate revokes Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship

But we are both on the same page. Unfortunately it seems like most of the rest of the world isn't. Has the world learned nothing from The Holocaust? Is the world going to let it happen again? I don't know what makes anyone think revocation of honors or protests condemning Myanmar will change anythi...

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