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  1. Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    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

    It’s...
  2. Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    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...
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    Re: "Tell it like it is."

    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...
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    Re: "Tell it like it is."

    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....
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    Re: "Tell 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 mine."

    Let me re-phrase my first statement to say that I...
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    Re: "Tell it like it is."

    And then theres is this song sung beautifully by Aaron Neville:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkxZjlAMBvQ
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    Re: "Tell it like it is."

    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'

    "I tell...
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    Video: Re: Archive Footage Of Floods In Bangkok In 1942.

    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...
  9. Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzJhc9weLN8
  10. Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    Jeb Bush’s Choice of Words Upsets Asian-Americans

    Updated, 12:55 p.m. | While trying to soothe feelings among Hispanics for use of the term “anchor babies,” former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida...
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    News: Re: Growing Interest in London Properties

    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...
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    News: Growing Interest in London Properties

    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...
  13. Thread: Windows 10

    by Susana
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    Re: Windows 10

    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...
  14. Thread: Windows 10

    by Susana
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    Re: Windows 10

    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...
  15. Thread: Windows 10

    by Susana
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    Re: Windows 10

    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...
  16. Teach the World~UN Sustainable Development Goals

    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...
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    "Tell it like it is."

    "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...
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    Re: thai boyfriend/husband

    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...
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    Re: thai boyfriend/husband

    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...
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    Re: thai boyfriend/husband

    Thank you, Sunjoe.

    I'm glad to have you in the forum and hope you will continue to participate in conversations.
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    Sticky: Re: New Members Please Introduce Yourself Here

    Welcome everyone!
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    Re: thai boyfriend/husband

    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. Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    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...
  24. Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    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...
  25. Thread: Lumpini Park

    by Susana
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    Re: Lumpini Park

    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...
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    News: Re: Gold rush in China Town

    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...
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    Interesting times ahead for those two?
  28. Re: Fox News announces candidate line-up for prime-time debate

    Bernie Sanders: Bigot Donald Trump Is An “Embarrassment To Our Country”

    http://www.occupydemocrats.com/bernie-sanders-bigot-donald-trump-is-an-embarrassment-to-our-country/
  29. Video: Re: Videos Related to Thailand and Thai Culture

    Article on history behind the shrine: http://www.bangkok.com/shrines/erawan-shrine/
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw8ExGopcJM
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    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?
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    News: Re: Gold rush in China Town

    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...
  33. News: Biomass power project draws Japanese interest

    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...
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    News: Re: Gold rush in China Town

    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...
  35. News: Repairs to Brahmin statue, Erawan shrine begin Monday

    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...
  36. Video: Re: Videos Related to Thailand and Thai Culture

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFXHiIxdKV0&list=PL9C4825F0330C5831&index=20
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    Families of The World?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-g7DeT8nSQ&list=PL9C4825F0330C5831&index=21
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N15o1KbUEq4
  39. Video: Videos Related to Thailand and Thai Culture

    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...
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    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)
    ...
  41. Re: Elvis Presley~Jan 8, 1935-Aug 16, 1977~Favorite Song?

    7 Fascinating Facts About Elvis Presley

    http://www.history.com/news/7-fascinating-facts-about-elvis
  42. Re: Elvis Presley~Jan 8, 1935-Aug 16, 1977~Favorite Song?

    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...
  43. Re: Elvis Presley~Jan 8, 1935-Aug 16, 1977~Favorite Song?

    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.
  44. Re: Elvis Presley~Jan 8, 1935-Aug 16, 1977~Favorite Song?

    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...
  45. Elvis Presley~Jan 8, 1935-Aug 16, 1977~Favorite Song?

    1977
    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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