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by semperfiguy
December 10, 2019, 4:58 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: ATM Withdrawal Change ??
Replies: 11
Views: 506

Re: ATM Withdrawal Change ??

I have accounts at Bangkok Bank, and I can go inside and do a cash advance on my US bank visa debit card with the teller who will swipe it on a machine, and there is no charge at that bank. I can withdraw up to the maximum daily limit that I have at my US bank. There are no fees except for my 1% For...
by semperfiguy
December 9, 2019, 7:15 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: stickman says ....
Replies: 67
Views: 9367

Re: stickman says ....

What's with the colors that Stickman uses on it's website? I wonder how many other people are like me and just can't spend more than a minute trying to read white print on a black background? It strains my eyes terribly, and I have to get off the site before I can even read one topic. It's really a ...
by semperfiguy
December 4, 2019, 2:29 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Extending Non O visa- timetable
Replies: 3
Views: 341

Re: Extending Non O visa- timetable

Last May I extended 45 days early, but I had come in a few months earlier and got permission from the new Director. I had gotten an Income Affidavit from the US Consular Outreach last November which was good for only 6 months, so it would have expired exactly 45 days before my extension of stay expi...
by semperfiguy
December 2, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Cars & Trucks For Sale/Wanted
Topic: [SOLD] Toyota Yaris E one year old
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Re: Toyota Yaris E one year old

Does that make it an end of the year 2018 model or a new model year 2019? Can you look on the door panel or under the hood to see the manufacture date? I have a friend who may be very interested. This is probably a 2019 model in the video. Is this the same as your car? https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by semperfiguy
November 30, 2019, 11:17 am
Forum: World News
Topic: London Bridge Terror Attack. (29.11.2019)
Replies: 62
Views: 1253

Re: Another Terrorist Attack in London Today....

Instant death sentence for stabbing a few folks? Happens every day there. Seems the cops were triggered. They require better training. 85 gun deaths per day in the US. They require better training. 85 gun deaths per day in the US, INCLUDING SUICIDES. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that abou...
by semperfiguy
November 28, 2019, 8:20 pm
Forum: Travel & Transport
Topic: Honda Car dealership
Replies: 13
Views: 1480

Re: Honda Car dealership

A few years ago I took my Honda City in there for an oil change and tire rotation. I had a feeling they wouldn't rotate the tires properly, so I marked each alloy wheel with a hidden line of my wife's red nail polish. When they called me to pick up the car, sure enough the tires hadn't been touched ...
by semperfiguy
November 27, 2019, 7:04 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: To Shut Up or Not
Replies: 71
Views: 2429

Re: To Shut Up or Not

So whats declining People's positive perspective on life, the world, and its inhabitants. Haven't you noticed how us old buggers (with some notable exceptions) are generally "glass half empty" types. And as we get older, the more empty it becomes. :? Unfortunately that attitude is happening in pret...
by semperfiguy
November 25, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Living in Thailand with a Million US Dollars lying around What ?
Replies: 13
Views: 808

Re: Living in Thailand with a Million US Dollars lying around What ?

I pity the guy that spends 25 Million Baht for a house anywhere around Nong Prajak Lake only to discover that there is a constant stream of extremely loud noise coming from that area because of all the concerts throughout the year and nightly aerobic classes.
by semperfiguy
November 24, 2019, 9:01 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: To Shut Up or Not
Replies: 71
Views: 2429

Re: To Shut Up or Not

I have to laugh when I read things like this. This country has so many faults and problems that it will be years before any radical changes can be made, if ever at all. I have lived here for 9.5 years and I see things getting even worse than before. How can we expect changes from the top down when ...
by semperfiguy
November 23, 2019, 5:06 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: To Shut Up or Not
Replies: 71
Views: 2429

Re: To Shut Up or Not

I have to laugh when I read things like this. This country has so many faults and problems that it will be years before any radical changes can be made, if ever at all. I have lived here for 9.5 years and I see things getting even worse than before. How can we expect changes from the top down when t...
by semperfiguy
November 18, 2019, 3:32 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Jobs for young Thai people
Replies: 50
Views: 2372

Re: Jobs for young Thai people

I have some uneducated relatives back in Tennessee who lost their jobs during the recession around 2007, and rather than take a new job which was outside their skillset and paying lower wages than they had before, they sat on their butts and collected food stamps and other government handouts. Most...
by semperfiguy
November 17, 2019, 11:11 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Jobs for young Thai people
Replies: 50
Views: 2372

Re: Jobs for young Thai people

I have some uneducated relatives back in Tennessee who lost their jobs during the recession around 2007, and rather than take a new job which was outside their skillset and paying lower wages than they had before, they sat on their butts and collected food stamps and other government handouts. Most ...
by semperfiguy
November 16, 2019, 4:34 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: How Much (Current Funds) Needed For The Long Term?
Replies: 9
Views: 796

Re: How Much (Current Funds) Needed For The Long Term?

Each person's position is different and unique. I suppose you are currently working. Will you have SS available at age 62? You have to compute that into the equation. Hard to plan 40 years down the road. I'd say start off by trying to buy a house, car and other toys and pay cash, then just plan on l...
by semperfiguy
November 15, 2019, 8:56 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Here we go again
Replies: 11
Views: 435

Re: Here we go again

Here's an interesting side bar. After the Japanese decimated our fleet in Pearl Harbor Dec 7, 1941, they could have sent their troop ships and carriers directly to California to finish what they started. The prediction from our Chief of Staff was we would not be able to stop a massive invasion until...
by semperfiguy
November 13, 2019, 4:31 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 166
Views: 8175

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

Didn't someone in an earlier post say that he came in on and OA and used to gain extensions for retirement but queried if he changed that for an extension on marriage he would be exempt the Insurance requirement?? I have also seen on thaivisa this video that says there are plans afoot to Grandfathe...
by semperfiguy
November 12, 2019, 7:42 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: BOJO a complete disgrace and FOX/BBC fail in their cover up
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: BOJO a complete disgrace and FOX/BBC fail in their cover up

Please enlighten those of us who are not familiar with politics in the UK. What's got you upset?
by semperfiguy
November 12, 2019, 3:42 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 166
Views: 8175

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

This might help solve some of the debate on language used to describe an extension of temporary stay. It's the title of the TM-7 which is submitted requesting an extension of temporary stay in the Kingdom. For those of you who do not have this form, you can complete it here online and print it out t...
by semperfiguy
November 10, 2019, 2:45 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Help!

David, just today I noticed a Dog Spa on the opposite side of the Big'C across the flyover. When you enter the vacant market complex there just to the left of the motorcycle shop you will see signs out front for the dog spa. I'm not certain they would take care of your pet, but you can ask and they ...
by semperfiguy
November 10, 2019, 10:22 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 166
Views: 8175

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

Got this yesterday. Message for U.S. Citizen: New Health Insurance Requirement for Long-Stay Visa Applicants (November 8, 2019) Screen Shot 2019-11-09 at 14.54.34.png You'd think the US Embassy could get their information correct if their going to send a notice out to all citizens; otherwise, they ...
by semperfiguy
November 9, 2019, 6:35 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October
Replies: 166
Views: 8175

Re: Mandatory health insurance for Non O-A visa effective from 31 October

Got this yesterday. Message for U.S. Citizen: New Health Insurance Requirement for Long-Stay Visa Applicants (November 8, 2019) Screen Shot 2019-11-09 at 14.54.34.png You'd think the US Embassy could get their information correct if their going to send a notice out to all citizens; otherwise, they ...

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