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    Re: Common Core Math in U.S.A. Schools

    When there is a more appropriate thread I will share my views on whether or not our best grammar is important on this forum.
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    Re: Choo-choo through Thailand by Stephen Cleary.

    I like this six year old 'new' style of writing.

    I would love a trip like this. I've always wanted to take a leisurely train trip. As a side note I would hate to escape to a tropical country in...
  3. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    Uh-huh, so why don't they allow an international agency to do the testing from now on?
  4. Visitor Warning: View Post

    Americans worry about their children moving to NYC. Personally, I've always had good experiences there when I used to go yearly. However, I was never out at night alone. I haven't been there in over...
  5. News: Re: 10-Year-Old Girl Cares for Critically Ill Mother

    In my own experience with Thai families there was always someone to take care of the sick and elderly. Realistically, though, I realize that is not possible in every situation.
  6. Re: His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia

    Cambodian traditional music:


    http://youtu.be/oixFk8fw8MQ
  7. His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia

    I've had a curiosity about Cambodia for many years now. I've not taken time to educate myself on the country, however. I only read what passes in front of me, so to speak. I get news feeds on...
  8. News: Re: Landless farmers to be allocated land for farming

    I was wondering about the quality of the land also. What are the public lands mentioned, for example. What have they previously been used for? If there is something toxic in the soil absolutely no...
  9. Re: In a majorly unique complex relationship -hoping it will see light soon, bad note

    Just another reason for everyone to be self sufficient enough to live alone and learn to enjoy their own company. We never know when we will be called to do just that.
  10. News: Re: 10-Year-Old Girl Cares for Critically Ill Mother

    This is the second time in the past few months that I have read of a Thai child being the caretaker for a parent or grandparent. A Hospice type organization is badly needed there, it appears, and I...
  11. News: Re: Landless farmers to be allocated land for farming

    I have been re-reading and thinking of all the ways in which this could go wrong, especially this land: "cemeteries which are illegally occupied by people . . . ."

    The possibilities for...
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    Re: My photos and thought process behind the image

    Congratulations David!

    I love a dramatic sky. Could you share with us a bit about the type editing appropriate for competitions? A student of documentary studies tells me very little is allowed...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Thanks for that Khun Don. It was already set at 5.6 so I just left it there. I had been experimenting with higher numbers previously as I wanted to blur the background in order to make a tree in the...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Today I used M mode ~F5.6. Same road, different shots. I took more than 50 pictures on each day, but I found more yesterday that I was at least semi pleased with. Not sure if it was the difference in...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    I made a point yesterday of using A mode (apeture) ~ F5.6 on every picture I took while walking along this road.

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    Visitor Warning: Re: Another plastic surgery patient dies

    There definitely is wrongdoing if he performed a type of surgery which he is not licensed to do.

    I know two Thai plastic surgeons. One lives and works in Thailand and the other in the U.S.. They...
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    My Travel Story: Re: Hellfire Pass, Kanchanaburi.

    That is a powerful review.

    Many people can relate to "And how did they negotiate life afterwards, in the face of most peoples inability to understand what they had seen and the tests they had...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Thanks for the links, Khun Don. I need to start making note of which settings I'm using. Actually, I've not done a lot of experimenting with the 'lettered' modes ~ M A S & P until yesterday. So I'm...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Same tree, early morning, different days . . .

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    Re: Do you ride a bicycle?

    Big brother and wife are moving in across the road from me. They're moving from another state and he has been bringing household goods in bit by bit. He and his wife arrived last night from their...
  21. News: Re: UN Rejects Thailand's Application For Rights Council

    I wonder how much of a shocker it is to the junta. Are they really so clueless, or do they just not care?
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    That bothers me too. Other than that I especially like the colors and balanced look of the photograph, and of course the bike as well. :)
  23. Re: Foreigners 'May Soon be Able to do 90-Day Reports at 7-Eleven Stores'

    :blush: :blush: :blush: :blush: :P

    Oops! I put 165,000. into the converter. I'm caffeine deficient this time of day.
  24. Re: Foreigners 'May Soon be Able to do 90-Day Reports at 7-Eleven Stores'

    That's more than $5.000.00 U.S. dollars per month, or over $60,000 US per year. Is this what they mean by "quality" people? I'm almost speechless! It certainly eliminates a lot of those who want to...
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Emu, where was the second photo taken? Thanks.
  26. Re: after Koh Tao - Thailand's international image

    I agree with not standing out in a crowd. To me that means dressing in the everyday style of the locals (as much as possible), in nothing too new, bright, expensive or revealing, which would call...
  27. News: Re: New History Textbooks To Teach 'Correct Democracy'

    And what of the old history books, textbooks or otherwise, which people may have in their homes and libraries? Are they banned? Are certain people not to be spoken of?
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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Yep!

    Before I open the door onto the deck I look out the window and do a preliminary adjustment to the lens, open the door as quietly as possible, and by the time they see me they are already on...
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    Re: Old video about Thailand with commentary

    I forgot to give credit to the person who posted this on facebook. I'm just passing it along.
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    Old video about Thailand with commentary

    The quality of this video is not good, but still there are scenes you may not have seen before, and the commentary is interesting.

    I hope it begins at the beginning. I'm about half through.

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    Re: Simply Picture Posts - No Particular Context

    Wilma, I really like your photos of Damnoen Saduak.
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    I finally got a deer to pose for me . . . . .
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    And then he ran away.
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    Do you think deer may be...
  32. News: Re: Astrologer Warns of 'Political Chaos' As Comet Zips By Mars

    Thanks for the morning chuckle!
  33. News: Re: Astrologer Warns of 'Political Chaos' As Comet Zips By Mars

    And if they don't know by now a comet skimming past Mars won't change things.
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    Re: Ebola - Is It a World Wide Epidemic?

    Marie, I couldn't follow your link, but I did find it this way: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/social/435516/siriraj-claims-breakthrough-antibody-treatment-could-cure-ebola
    Just in case anyone else...
  35. Thread: Getting Banned

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    Re: Getting Banned

    The subject of forcing one culture's mores and ideals over another's has been discussed for a long time. I'm not a fan as I believe there are peaceful ways of helping others without expectation of...
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    Re: Ebola - Is It a World Wide Epidemic?

    Here is the CBS news report on Thomas Eric Duncan:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ebola-outbreak-victim-thomas-eric-duncan-had-high-fever-in-er-visit/
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    Re: Ebola - Is It a World Wide Epidemic?

    If it weren't such a serious matter, the current situation in the U.S. would be a comedy of errors. First a man recently arrived from Nigeria went to a hospital emergency room in Dallas complaining...
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    Re: Do you ride a bicycle?

    If I lived in town I might have one. However, I live in the country on narrow, hilly and curving roads. It's dangerous enough driving my car, considering the way some people speed down the middle of...
  39. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    Let's hope Thai authorities pay serious attention to the protests in London.

    I still think the real perpetrators have been long gone from Kho Tao, unless they are being protected.
  40. Thread: Getting Banned

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    Re: Getting Banned

    Facts about the Cherokee Nation from National Park Service:

    http://www.nps.gov/Nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/118trail/118facts1.htm

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    Jamestown Colony:
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  41. News Update: Re: Two Tourists Brutally Murdered, One Raped: Police Spark Thailand Holiday Island M

    So far, tragedy for four families.
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    Re: Do you ride a bicycle?

    An adult 3 wheel electric trike would be more my speed. For some reason getting on a bicycle makes me feel like I'm trying to mount a very tall horse. (in spite of the fact that I rode one when I was...
  43. Thread: Getting Banned

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    Re: Getting Banned

    I didn't realize the above was a video. Here's another link from PBS:

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aia/part4/4h1567.html
  44. Thread: Getting Banned

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    Re: Getting Banned

    Trangam, life definitely changed for Native Americans, and it did not change for the better.

    The "Trail of Tears" is an example:
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    News: Re: PM wants quality tourists to visit Thailand

    Personally, I'd rather know before purchasing a ticket, IF I were wanting to go.
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