Bob

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  1. If it is, that's a geographical miracle. Let's see, Wat Phra Singh is about one mile west of Taepae Gate and the night market is more than one mile east of Taepae Gate. As to a "shopping complex" near there, just where might that be? One of the two malls that are maybe 2+ miles away? I don't begrudge you advertising your guest house near Taepae Gate but a little truth in advertising wouldn't hurt all that much.
  2. I'm not a moderator, Frank, but, if I were, I'd give you exactly what it appears you've been striving for.
  3. Sorry, Frank, I don't see the humor here (presuming you were trying to be funny). I also can't contemplate why you would post this (what was the point you were trying to make?).
  4. Lol. Not much happening here lately, Frank, but I actually thought your post was pretty damned funny. But I don't think you have to worry much about being flamed or whatever. Now.....given you obviously have a good sense of humor.....I would say that you do remind me of some expats who seem to be thinking more often with the little head rather than the big one.....
  5. It appears that Mr. Bout could use a different lawyer. Perhaps he could contact that slimeball Roman Polanski for a referral? Regardless, it's actually nice (and unusual) to see a country honor an extradition treaty. On the other hand, given what I think of the Thai government and how money or the color of your shirt can make all problems go away, I'll only really believe it when Bout gets to the US.
  6. As I noted, I share your views about what is fair; however, that's not what this is all about - what it's about is whether the federal constitution as written (versus what some may wish it would say) somehow says that the state of California is not allowed to decide what constitutes a valid marriage. Given there is no federal right whatsoever involving marriage and given the federal courts have previously ruled that marriage is a state decision and not a federal decision (and mainly for the reason that the 10th Amendment expressly states that all powers not given expressly under the US Constitution to the federal government are reserved to the states), I'll fall off a chair if the decision is upheld on appeal. Time will tell on this but I see no (zero) chance this will be upheld by the US Supreme Court (Scalia, Roberts, Alito, and Thomas are 100% sure "no" votes and Kennedy has previously sided with that conservative four each time any federal court has attempted to limit state powers or create some new constitutional right).
  7. That comment by the judge is, at best, wishful thinking and, at worst, simple ignorance. While I support the constitution being changed to allow same-sex marriages, the opinion of the District Judge won't (in my view) be the law very long (only until the Court of Appeals reverses it or, if by chance that doesn't happen, until the US Supreme Court surely reverses it).
  8. And what's happened to Siriwan, former governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (the person the jury found received the bribes)? Not a thing and maybe because he wears a yellow shirt.
  9. Bob

    Forever Roman

    A very nice way to acknowledge that ol' Roman has lied through his teeth (either in public or in the court under oath.....or both).
  10. Partially true, I believe. Yes, you don't need the medical certificate if you are applying for a long-term visa (a/k/a one-year visa or retirement visa) while you are in Thailand; however, if applying for it in your home country, it is required (or at least it was required for two friends of mine when they obtained their long-term visa in Canada and the US within the last 2 years).
  11. I must be on the wrong side of the tracks as I have only one gmail account.
  12. Nah, that wasn't me. That was my identical twin brother, Jimmy Joe Bob. And that wasn't an alien spacecraft hovering there, it was our momma Selma Jimmy Joe Bob VonHindenburg (one of her many maiden names). She had a little gas problem that day.
  13. Yep, that's me. And I missed the faith class as I had been abducted by aliens while I was on the grassy knoll in Dallas.
  14. He's had zero nourishment since childhood and he's 82 now? I don't believe that for a second.
  15. Nope, sorry, I don't. But I'm not sure why you're not thrilled with mailing it from Thailand. Just keep a copy and write on it the day you mailed it, that ought to do the trick (in the unlikely event Treasury ever asks about it).