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Yesterday, 04:58 AM
Have you wondered who would be his running mate if Donald Trump becomes the Republican Party nominee? There's at least one person wanting the job, evidently.
Cruz, Trump in Secret Talks
Yesterday, 04:53 AM
The Anti-Birthright-Citizenship Brigade
Meet the lawyers with an alternative history of the 14th Amendment. By Pema Levy | Fri Aug. 28, 2015
For the past several years, the issue of birthright...
Seems I don't have the ability to explain myself here, and there is limited material to cite for examples. The simplest way to say it is that while the words "tell it like it is" imply facts, the...
Well, I did exaggerate a bit to make a point. :)
Not necessarily politicians but people with very strong opinions and no give and take in their attitude. Usually there is no intent to mislead....
"Whenever I hear these words I think to myself "Here it comes. I'm about to hear an opinion." I confess that it has become quite a peeve of mine."
Let me re-phrase my first statement to say that I...
And then theres is this song sung beautifully by Aaron Neville:
I would love to hear this idiom used to express fact!
I searched for history of the term and came up with this:
Tracing The Origin Of The Campaign Promise To 'Tell It Like It Is'
28-08-15, 06:57 AM
My first thought was, wow that was a long time ago.
My second thought was no, I lived there back then! Bangkok was certainly different at that time and a much more pleasant place to live before...
27-08-15, 06:21 AM
26-08-15, 07:48 PM
Jeb Bushâ€™s Choice of Words Upsets Asian-Americans
Updated, 12:55 p.m. | While trying to soothe feelings among Hispanics for use of the term â€śanchor babies,â€ť former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida...
I would be surprised if foreign investors have not also bought a lot more property in the U.S. than what I have heard or read about. I know for certain midwest farmland is still popular with foreign...
A talk to satisfy growing interest in London properties
The Nation August 26, 2015 5:43 pm
Knight Frank Chartered (Thailand) will host an executive talk on London property investment for Thai...
Thanks Fileeep. I feel fine except for spending so much money!
I ran a computer clean up on the Acer and will most likely install Windows 10, thanks to the encouragement and knowledge of you guys...
I have 223 of 284 GB available and 64 bits on my Acer Aspire One. Not sure about the other stuff.
I bought an ethernet cable for the Hewlett Packard, plugged it in to the computer and router with...
Good question, Emu. Fileeep, I would like to know too.
The larger laptop I usually use has quit working, temporarily I hope. The trouble shooter tells me to use an ethernet cable and plug it...
25-08-15, 12:26 AM
Teach the World ~ Why the UN Sustainable Development Goals Should Focus on Education
By Eric A. Hanushek and Ludger Woessmann
In September the United Nations will finalize a new package of...
"I tell it like it is." "He/she tells it like it is."
Whenever I hear these words I think to myself "Here it comes. I'm about to hear an opinion." I confess that it has become quite a peeve of...
My opinions are based on personal experiences with one husband, relatives-in-law, family friends including my father-in-laws childhood friends (and their wives), and husbands of friends. I have been...
Thanks David. I went back and re-read everything except Paul Au's blabber.
It's interesting that so many farang men make stereotypical assumptions about Thai men. Reading this thread reminded me...
Thank you, Sunjoe.
I'm glad to have you in the forum and hope you will continue to participate in conversations.
23-08-15, 09:27 PM
Hi Sunjoe, and welcome to the forum. I'm glad you took the time to respond. I cannot read Thai, and therefore do not know the translation of the quote. I wonder if you could explain what you mean?
23-08-15, 04:01 PM
I find this article interesting, especially after my chance encounter yesterday evening with a lady whom I would say is of the religious right persuasion. We met at a cruise-in where my nephew was...
22-08-15, 06:53 PM
Will Rand Paul be the first drop out? There is evidently a law in Kentucky, as well as many other states, which says a political candidate cannot run for two offices at the same time. Rand Paul is...
Although I must have passed by hundreds of times on my way to work and absorbed some of it's serenity from bus or car, I never set foot in the park. I had no idea there were so many activities going...
I think there is worldwide worry and concern. There are people here, and maybe everywhere, who are hording gold and silver and cite hyper-inflation and the Gold Reserve Act of 1933...
21-08-15, 07:19 PM
Interesting times ahead for those two?
21-08-15, 07:18 PM
Bernie Sanders: Bigot Donald Trump Is An â€śEmbarrassment To Our Countryâ€ť
Article on history behind the shrine: http://www.bangkok.com/shrines/erawan-shrine/
Breaking News: Re: Deadly bomb explodes at Erawan Shrine
"While Thai authorities have yet to make an arrest or say which group was behind it, they have repeatedly said it was clearly aimed at damaging the tourism industry."
Motive or byproduct?
I always wanted this bracelet in gold: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ESTATE-SOLID-18k-24k-Yellow-Gold-Four-Seasons-7-Bracelet-RARE-THAI-GOLD-/181837652664?hash=item2a565e62b8
If you happen to see one...
Biomass power project draws Japanese interest
20 August 2015 NEWSPAPER SECTION: BUSINESS | WRITER: LAMONPHET APISITNIRAN
Japanese investors have expressed interest in investing in a 10-megawatt...
And they have risen, as always happens . . . .
The Gold Traders Association this morning announced buying prices at 18,722.60 baht per baht weight for gold...
20-08-15, 06:34 PM
Repairs to Brahmin statue, Erawan shrine begin Monday
20 Aug 2015 at 14:33
The Fine Arts Department will begin repairing damage to the Brahmin statue at the Erawan Shrine caused by Monday’s...
Families of The World?
Thinking something evoking peace and calm was in order this morning, I recalled seeing Tai Chi in Lumpini Park on my way to work in the mornings, and how peaceful it made me feel. I previewed a few...
Breaking News: Re: Deadly bomb explodes at Erawan Shrine
Article from The Atlantic ~ "Why Thailand Repatriated It's Uighers to China" (just in case it is relevant here)
17-08-15, 07:03 PM
7 Fascinating Facts About Elvis Presley
17-08-15, 06:41 PM
From what I have learned about Elvis over the years, he really didn't know much about music. He didn't play any instrument and the guitar we saw him carrying was just for show. But he looked good and...
16-08-15, 08:02 PM
I remember his gospel album. My dad, who loved all types of music, had one. It does show Elvis' voice to it's greatest advantage.
I'm still mulling over what my favorite Elvis song might be.
16-08-15, 06:31 PM
Do you remember the first song you heard?
Do you have a favorite Elvis song?
Being the youngest I was guided by my older brothers taste in music. I remember one day when I was quite young, one...
16-08-15, 06:22 PM
Elvis Presley dies
"Popular music icon Elvis Presley dies in Memphis, Tennessee. He was 42. The death of the “King of Rock and Roll” brought legions of mourning fans to Graceland, his...
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