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by fountainhall
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: "Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" interrupts 'Fiddler on the Roof' Performance
Replies: 0
Views: 10

"Heil Hitler! Heil Trump!" interrupts 'Fiddler on the Roof' Performance

At a performance of 'Fiddler on the Roof' last night in Baltimore, the classic musical that celebrates Jewish life despite persecution in Tsarist Russia, a man in the balcony stood up and shouted several Trump slogans followed by “Heil Hitler!” Samit Verma, a journalist at Voice of America, was seat...
by fountainhall
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Gay World
Topic: Taipei Gay Pride March: 27 October 2018 - Some Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Taipei Gay Pride March: 27 October 2018 - Some Photos

The weather is obviously the one unknown factor. It should be excellent, as it was for most of the 7 Parades I have now attended since 2011. Of these two were less good. I remember the chilly one. There was also light rain which broke out mid-way through the 2016 Parade. Had this year's been a few d...
by fountainhall
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Gay World
Topic: Taipei Gay Pride March: 27 October 2018 - Some Photos
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Taipei Gay Pride March: 27 October 2018 - Some Photos

I presume it will be the last Saturday in October as usual. Some years ago the organisers stated from that year on the Parade and its associated events would always be on the last Saturday in October. With so many now travelling to Taipei to take part, I cannot see any reason why they would decide ...
by fountainhall
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand
Replies: 29
Views: 1037

Re: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand

I have no idea how many foreigners actually live in Thailand but I will believe the statistics. What you do not mention - and which I already have - is the number who are here on retirement vs those on work visas. I quoted from the official Organisation of International Migration that there are abou...
by fountainhall
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand
Replies: 29
Views: 1037

Re: Another View on the Value of Retired Expats to Thailand

I do not believe for a moment that a regular Chinese tourist spend 5000 per day. You have every right to your views, but I hope you realise you are basically accusing the national tourist agencies of Thailand and Hong Kong of using official statistics to lie to their governments, to the internation...
by fountainhall
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Annual Flu shot
Replies: 45
Views: 1433

Re: Annual Flu shot

gera wrote:This is actually not correct. The new vaccine is much more efficient

I don't doubt that at all. I merely gave the price I had paid for the old vaccine since price was being discussed. I added what I was told by the doctor. Next time I see her i will ask if she has changed her mind!!
by fountainhall
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Retirement visa news - and it's not good
Replies: 13
Views: 272

Re: Retirement visa news - and it's not good

I hope those who several times advocated here a wait-and-see attitude did not take their own advice and made sure they had Bt. 800,000 in an account in the meantime. I feel very sorry for those who are now stuck in limbo. I wonder how many might fall into this category. Hopefully no GB members, read...
by fountainhall
Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Curious about the US Electoral System
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Re: Curious about the US Electoral System

Gaybutton wrote:Are you familiar with the American election term known as "Gerrymandering"?

Yes indeed. And it's not unique to the USA. The UK has done a fair bit of tinkering with constituency boundaries.
by fountainhall
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:15 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Curious about the US Electoral System
Replies: 2
Views: 41

Curious about the US Electoral System

After sitting for weeks through the endless recount shenanigans in Florida at the end of 2000, it's clear that similar types of problem are again affecting not only that state but at least one other. Being from the UK although no longer having a vote there, I witness General Elections where virtuall...
by fountainhall
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Michelin 2019 - Thai restaurant awards
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Michelin 2019 - Thai restaurant awards

Only dined at three of these restaurants. My friends and I disliked Nahm intensely - not one waiter smiled, tables too wide for conversation, tables too high off the ground, and the cuisine was extremely spicy despite a request that the spice be toned down. To be fair, this was relatively soon after...

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