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by Up2u
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: China Fails to Keep Its Word
Replies: 32
Views: 480

Re: China Fails to Keep Its Word

Purely as a matter of accuracy on one particular point, according to the World Bank China became the world’s second largest economy at the end of 2010. Well, firecat69 's link is CIA data and not sure about methodology and the Wikipedia link is World Bank (as noted) and IMF (International Monetary ...
by Up2u
Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: China Fails to Keep Its Word
Replies: 32
Views: 480

Re: China Fails to Keep Its Word

Another one of my problems with the Communists in China which should hit closer to home. Who steps up when there are natural disasters? Certainly not the 2nd biggest economic power in the world. Here is just one example of the joke aid provided to Thailand after the Tsunami by the world . http://ne...
by Up2u
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: China Fails to Keep Its Word
Replies: 32
Views: 480

Re: China Fails to Keep Its Word

Another one of my problems with the Communists in China which should hit closer to home. Who steps up when there are natural disasters? Certainly not the 2nd biggest economic power in the world. Here is just one example of the joke aid provided to Thailand after the Tsunami by the world . http://ne...
by Up2u
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4
Replies: 322
Views: 15460

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

Well, the reality is the anniversary will be celebrated with a government shutdown, the first time ever with one party (Republicans) controlling both the legislative and executive branches.
by Up2u
Wed Jan 17, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: China Fails to Keep Its Word
Replies: 32
Views: 480

Re: China Fails to Keep Its Word

I have seen some reports of Chinese of not cooperating 100% but I thought they were at least making the attempt.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wir ... s-52158025
by Up2u
Thu Jan 11, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4
Replies: 322
Views: 15460

Re: Consequences of Trump's Win - 4

One major consequence of Trump's election affecting American expats is the weak dollar. Trump talked down the dollar during and after the election and continues today. The only American president that I recall that publicly wants a weak currency. The USD-THB was pushing 35 around election time and t...
by Up2u
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: smog in pattaya
Replies: 15
Views: 1489

Re: smog in pattaya

Raining in Pattaya this morning. This haze is not unusual this time of year in Pattaya. Boys at beach say it is from agricultural burning. This rain will help clear the air.
by Up2u
Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Restaurant Reviews & Recipe Exchange
Topic: Amber
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: Amber

Another visit to the Amber on Friday night. I had the ribeye with mashed potatoes which I enjoyed. A friend had the ribeye with roast potatoes which he did not enjoy. Another had veal which he liked although chewy. A fourth loved his tappas and soup. And lastly, another friend called the Norwegian s...
by Up2u
Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Thailand
Topic: No more smoking at Dongtan Beach
Replies: 5
Views: 715

Re: No more smoking at Dongtan Beach

The new policy of smoking only in the permitted areas is working quite well.
by Up2u
Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: Finish or demolish? Waterfront Suites near Bali Hai
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: Finish or demolish? Waterfront Suites near Bali Hai

Delays are due to government reviews and approvals. The last design submission was to lop off the top 8 floors. Don't be surprised if this project is never completed. Years ago the Northshore project in Naglua was left standing for years before it was completed. Vt7 original design was completed whe...

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