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by jimboLV
September 20, 2013, 1:19 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Next US Embassy Visit for Udon?
Replies: 37
Views: 2405

Next US Embassy Visit for Udon?

I arrived at about 10:30 and was number 67. They were servicing in the 40's at that time.There didn't seem to be many more later than me, but can't swear to it. I was serviced about 11:45, and they seemed about ready to wrap it up. I went to the outreach in Ubon in January, as I live near Ubon. Then...
by jimboLV
September 15, 2013, 11:56 am
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Medication for Parkinson Disease
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Medication for Parkinson Disease

Just bumping this up. No takers so far, maybe that means we have a healthy group. :D Will be traveling the next few days, with limited or no access to computer. I will be in Udon the 17th through the 19th. So if anyone is interested you can try to track me down. I will be at the US embassy outreach ...
by jimboLV
September 9, 2013, 2:12 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Medication for Parkinson Disease
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Medication for Parkinson Disease

Medication for Parkinson Disease Is anybody on here taking a drug called Levomet? I have a supply that I don’t need anymore. It may go under other brand names, but it consists of Levidopa 100 mg, and Carbidopa, 25 mg. I have a box of 100 pills, never opened still in the original shrink-wrap. Manufac...
by jimboLV
August 2, 2013, 3:15 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Tropical Climate Hints
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Tropical Climate Hints

Thanks, Semper. I suspected that. So I was thinking of making a bag out of that blue netting you see everywhere, put a few mothballs in it and hanging it in the corner as far as possible from the ignitors. Also would take it out when grilling. Not just for the flame but I wouldn't want the fumes to ...
by jimboLV
August 2, 2013, 2:41 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Tropical Climate Hints
Replies: 12
Views: 987

Tropical Climate Hints

Great Topic! And very timely one about the moth balls, Parrot. You posted that yesterday at 10:50 AM. Just about that time my wife came in and announced that the Mechanic at Ford had found a dead rat in the car's air conditioner duct in an advance state of decomposition. It stunk to high heaven. She...
by jimboLV
July 31, 2013, 12:57 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Udon Thani Immigration Office
Replies: 252
Views: 24006

Udon Thani Immigration Office

Idle speculation aside, I have an income letter from the U.S. Embassy (to support my application for an extension of my visa based on income). The letter was written in January while I was in Bangkok on other business. I asked whether the letter would be acceptable in a couple of months and the two...
by jimboLV
July 30, 2013, 1:37 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Yellow House Books
Replies: 394
Views: 190024

Yellow House Books

Soon after I received my Yellow Book I inquired at the local government hospital (Amnat Charoen) and was told that no, I still had to pay the going rate. Not a rigorous search, but that's what I found out. My long haired translator was present. I remember a discussion on this topic on Thai Visa foru...
by jimboLV
July 30, 2013, 1:07 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: Edward Snowden - Hero or Traitor? (POLL RE-OPENED)
Replies: 680
Views: 45436

NEW POLL Edward Snowden - Hero or Traitor?

Why did he do it? Possibly he was being paid to do it by a foreign country, although that is doubtful. In my opinion he is an attention w hore who seriously miscalculated the reaction from the President and other leaders. He probably expected to be treated like a hero. Turns out he was partially cor...
by jimboLV
June 28, 2013, 12:29 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: Edward Snowden - Hero or Traitor? (POLL RE-OPENED)
Replies: 680
Views: 45436

Edward Snowden - Hero or Traitor?

Most definitely a traitor, and he knows it. Why else would he flee to China before revealing whatever it was that he revealed. He knew he was breaking the law, he just didn't want to suffer the consequences. I am dumbfounded by the number of people who are shocked that the government actually spies ...
by jimboLV
June 22, 2013, 2:25 pm
Forum: Notice Board
Topic: Any 7th RRFS Ramasun Station alumnae on the forum??
Replies: 124
Views: 53059

Any 7th RRFS Ramasun Station alumnae on the forum??

It’s a small world after all. I wasn’t lucky enough to be stationed at Ramasun. In fact I wasn't allowed outside the US for two years after I was discharged, because of my clearance. I see a lot of familiar names like Arlington Hall Station and Vint Hill farms in these posts. I was stationed at Arli...
by jimboLV
June 19, 2013, 2:42 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Diovan Now Available as a Generic
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Diovan Now Available as a Generic

TJ you raise a valid point. Any generic product may or not be the exact equivalent, not just drugs. I raised that point with my pharmacist and he assured me that the manufacturer was very reputable in the Thai medical community. They have been in business since 1943 (almost as old as I am :D ), and ...
by jimboLV
June 18, 2013, 1:13 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Diovan Now Available as a Generic
Replies: 2
Views: 1490

Diovan Now Available as a Generic

Heads up to anyone taking Diovan (Valsartan)for high blood pressure, the patent expired last year and the generic is now available here in Thailand as Valatan. Manufactured by Silom Medical. I was paying 1240 baht for 28 pills of Diovan 160. Now paying 440 baht for 28 Valatan 160. That was the last ...
by jimboLV
June 14, 2013, 1:03 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Ubon, Udon or elsewhere
Replies: 10
Views: 1347

Ubon, Udon or elsewhere

Reamer, it's hard to give you advice without knowing more about you. But I can give you some thoughts based on my experience. I lived in UDon for about two years, then we moved to a small town about 70 km from UBon. Mainly because it is my wife's hometown, she has a large extended family, knows prac...
by jimboLV
May 28, 2013, 2:03 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: True Vision Office Move
Replies: 18
Views: 1390

True Vision Office Move

It's the time of the year when American sports dominate TrueVision. Another reason to cancel. Galee are you sure you're watching TrueVision? What package do you have? I have the Platinum package and there are over a dozen Sports channels, only one of which carries American and Canadian sports, ASN ...
by jimboLV
May 25, 2013, 10:56 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Ubon Jungle Park Admission fee
Replies: 3
Views: 1356

Ubon Jungle Park Admission fee

Not sure where to put this so am posting it here, relying on the mods to move it to wherever it belongs. Yesterday I took the family to the Ubon Jungle Park, in Ubon Ratchathani. I armed myself with my recently acquired Yellow Book, Thai drivers license, and Passport, ready to do battle should they ...
by jimboLV
May 22, 2013, 3:32 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: Major Oklahoma Tornado
Replies: 13
Views: 1264

Major Oklahoma Tornado

Yes, how amazing. I stood up and cheered when he was recovered. My wife thought I was watching a football game. That old timer was so cool. If I lived anywhere near Oke City, I would ask her to come live in my house along with her dog, stay as long as they need to get back on her feet.
by jimboLV
May 19, 2013, 2:54 pm
Forum: Where to Buy Things in Udon
Topic: spare parts
Replies: 4
Views: 922

spare parts

Yes that little shop next to AEK is a Phillips service center. I tried there about 3 years ago. The guy said he didn't stock the cutters, would have to order from Bangkok. When I gave him the model number, he said that since it was an American razor the cutter wouldn't fit. :shock: I couldn't believ...
by jimboLV
April 26, 2013, 1:59 pm
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Struck by lightning!
Replies: 13
Views: 1817

Struck by lightning!

Rick, glad you survived. Same thing happened to me. Living in New Mexico, I was home alone one night, standing under a covered patio watching a furious electrical storm. All of a sudden I could feel the hairs on my arm standing up. Next thing I know I'm laying on the ground, the burglar alarm was go...
by jimboLV
April 19, 2013, 2:05 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: True Vision TV new channels
Replies: 10
Views: 4830

True Vision TV new channels

Yes, now that I look at it, the one online appears to be full of errors. Or let me be diplomatic, full of discrepancies between the online and the program guide on the TV. I tried to sort it out, but it seems to be hopelessly fubar. Well, maybe they will sort it out soon. :?
by jimboLV
April 19, 2013, 12:59 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: True Vision TV new channels
Replies: 10
Views: 4830

True Vision TV new channels

Here's a complete listing of the new channel lineup. If you mouse over each channel there is a short description of what can be found on that channel.

http://www.truevisionstv.com/allchannel.aspx

One thing I notice is that ASN doesn't appear on the list, but it's still on the TV.

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