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by RichLB
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: I am sooooooooo stupid!!
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: I am sooooooooo stupid!!

Just to underline that sometimes the error in charging is inadvertent, I recently had just the opposite experience. I paid my restaurant check with a 500 baht bill and the waiter returned change for 1000 baht. Surprisingly, when I pointed out the mistake, the waiter argued with me and insisted I had...
by RichLB
Sun Dec 31, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Gay World
Topic: There's no fool like an old fool
Replies: 12
Views: 623

Re: There's no fool like an old fool

There is an alternative to filing a will (at least in the US). I'd never heard of this device until a friend of mine told me about it. It's called "Transfer on Death". What this vehicle does is immediately transfer whatever assets are identified to the recipient, thus bypassing probate. I ...
by RichLB
Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Be Careful at the bank
Replies: 17
Views: 922

Re: Be Careful at the bank

mahjongguy wrote:USA citizens must fill in and sign an IRS W-9 form. So, be sure you know your SS number when you go to open an account, or get a new bankbook or ATM card.

Are you sure about that? I've never been asked to do that or is that a form I have to get from the IRS?
by RichLB
Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Be Careful at the bank
Replies: 17
Views: 922

Be Careful at the bank

Just a heads up... This morning the boyfriend and I went to my bank to open an additional account to house the new to arrive 800,000 baht immigration income requirement. I figured it would take about 10 minutes to do so since I already have an account at that bank. I was wrong - it took an hour and ...
by RichLB
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Groping
Replies: 39
Views: 1316

Re: Groping

Let me know when someone proves they have been wrongly accused of these type of attacks. What springs immediately to mind is the notorious McMartin case, in which the entire school was falsely accused and many lives were ruined. The problem, of course, is that false accusations are seldom deemed ne...
by RichLB
Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Groping
Replies: 39
Views: 1316

Re: Groping

I think some of us are guilty of some false equivalency. Contrasting Moore and Franken...they are cases worlds apart. Franken exploited a woman in a sorry attempt at humor. It was a one time thing and he has apologized for his lack of judgement and the woman has accepted his apology and stated that ...
by RichLB
Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Groping
Replies: 39
Views: 1316

Re: Groping

I agree this current brouhaha is getting rediculous. No one supports sexual molestation, but isn't the media stretching that term to an untenable limit?. Is there anyone who hasn't kissed another without asking for permission first? Of course not, yet that is being considered a crime now. On numerou...
by RichLB
Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4
Replies: 322
Views: 15337

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

I confess I find this exchange on China highly educational and illuminating. But, I have trouble relating it to "Consequences of Trump's Win". Given the depth and thought displayed in this seires of posts, don't you think they deserve their own thread?
by RichLB
Sun Oct 22, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: validity of income verification letter
Replies: 6
Views: 552

validity of income verification letter

I've read previous posts that state 6 months as the validity period for this letter. But, I've checked via Google and see periods of one month, three months and six months, but nowhere can I find a Thai Government source for the time period. Does anyone know where to find out for sure?
by RichLB
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 16 Thai airlines suspend their operations after failing safety assessments
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: 16 Thai airlines suspend their operations after failing safety assessments

I've looked without success. Does anyone know which airlines are suspended?

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