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by fountainhall
Wed May 23, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4
Replies: 476
Views: 37399

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

So in addition to feeling good about being nominated by a group of idiotic Republicans for the Nobel Peace Prize, Trump has had issued an historic coin to commemorate his meeting with Kim in Singapore. Two surprising points. Trump's head is smaller than Kim's! Will the designer who made that mistake...
by fountainhall
Wed May 23, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Gay World
Topic: Singapore’s Gay Bloody-Mindedness on Display Again
Replies: 1
Views: 515

Re: Singapore’s Gay Bloody-Mindedness on Display Again

Last month "Love Simon", the movie about a gay teenager growing up and struggling with coming out (and mentioned by a poster in another thread), was banned in Singapore for audiences aged under 21. As one late teens protester stated, in Singapore he can see all forms of violence on TV and ...
by fountainhall
Tue May 22, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Eggs and Cholesterol? Forget it!
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Re: Eggs and Cholesterol? Forget it!

And of course it works in the opposite direction. Remember the Marlboro man? My father was a doctor and smoked about 60 heavy tar cigarettes a day - almost the only kind you could get then. He had a theory that cancer was caused not by tobacco but by lighter fuel. So he always lit his cigarettes wit...
by fountainhall
Tue May 22, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: No Reason to Devalue the Thai Baht
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: No Reason to Devalue the Thai Baht

Much appreciated up2u. Thanks
by fountainhall
Tue May 22, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Business Recommendations
Topic: Tokyo Hotels Shinjuku
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Tokyo Hotels Shinjuku

It's a general rule in Japan that floor area plays the major factor in the cost of a room. So the cheaper the room, the smaller the area. Those with very small areas also tend to have little if any storage space apart from a hangar or two. So if you have a large suitcase, it will be impossible to ha...
by fountainhall
Tue May 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: No Reason to Devalue the Thai Baht
Replies: 3
Views: 177

Re: No Reason to Devalue the Thai Baht

I respectfully request again that those posting some news articles either summarise or copy and paste in addition to posting a link. Bloomberg has a free readership limit of 10 articles per month. More than that and you must subscribe. Same goes for the New York Times and increasingly many other med...
by fountainhall
Tue May 22, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Eggs and Cholesterol? Forget it!
Replies: 3
Views: 58

Eggs and Cholesterol? Forget it!

In the long gone days when I went regularly to a gym, the owner had a sign on the reception desk advocating the value of eating two eggs a day. This was widely ridiculed because medical advice at the time was that eggs were a source of cholesterol. I have a Korean friend who had been advised to limi...
by fountainhall
Tue May 22, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control
Replies: 66
Views: 4863

Re: Florida High School Shooting and Gun Control

Observing from afar, it seems that it used to be a tradition that those who commit such mass murder atrocities would either turn a gun on themselves or be shot dead by the officers of the law. Several recent mass murderers - the perpetrators of the Florida, Texas, Charleston Church shootings, for ex...
by fountainhall
Mon May 21, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Royal Wedding
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: The Royal Wedding

I watched the wedding and expected to be bored. Like Doug I found it all spectacular outside in the amazing sunshine and even quite fascinating inside. So much tradition and yet so much that was totally new and almost revolutionary given the stuffiness of the British aristocracy. Loved the Chicago p...
by fountainhall
Mon May 21, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Business Recommendations
Topic: Tokyo Hotels Shinjuku
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Tokyo Hotels Shinjuku

Much will depend on your budget. Understandably the more you are prepared to pay there is a much greater selection. I have stayed in a variety but none within less than a 15 minute walk to the Shinjuku Gyo-en Park. On the west side of Shinjuku station are the more expensive Hilton, Hyatt Regency and...

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