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by JimboPSM
March 28, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: U.K. going on lockdown, USA stopping restricting movement. WTF
Replies: 97
Views: 2694

Re: U.K. going on lockdown, USA stopping restricting movement. WTF

... there are now more than 54,000 cases with over 750 fatalities from Covid-19 in the USA . In the space of just three days since making the observation above, the numbers have ( very roughly ) doubled: • Covid-19 cases in the US have risen by 50,000 (92%) from 54,000 to 104,000. • Covid-19 fatali...
by JimboPSM
March 26, 2020, 12:36 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Sales of alcohol at the supermarkets
Replies: 18
Views: 903

Re: Sales of alcohol at the supermarkets

Perhaps Thailand might be interested in the following the UK example of adding Off-licences to the list of 'essential' retailers? From BBC Business: Off-licences have been added to the government's list of essential UK retailers allowed to stay open during the coronavirus pandemic. The list was upda...
by JimboPSM
March 25, 2020, 8:51 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: U.K. going on lockdown, USA stopping restricting movement. WTF
Replies: 97
Views: 2694

Re: U.K. going on lockdown, USA stopping restricting movement. WTF

On 26th February 2020 the MAGA Messiah spake forth: ... and again, when you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero And the Fox masses did rejoiceth at such wondrous enlightenment. In the real world, just 4 weeks later, there are now more than 54,000 ...
by JimboPSM
March 20, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: Tucker Carlson: The Populist Paladin of Primetime
Replies: 29
Views: 3879

Re: Tucker Carlson: The Populist Paladin of Primetime

There is a limit that even Tucker Carlson can no longer stomach:
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by JimboPSM
March 15, 2020, 8:30 pm
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: The COVID-19/Corona Virus Forum
Replies: 42
Views: 1965

Re: The COVID-19/Corona Virus Forum

An article on “lifehacker” shows that an increasing number of legitimate News sources are dropping their paywalls for Covid-19 coverage . This extract from the “lifehacker” article lists some of them: When it comes to coronavirus news, there’s no shortage of misinformation and bad actors. If you wan...
by JimboPSM
February 18, 2020, 12:21 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Bank Holidays in Thailand for 2020
Replies: 0
Views: 622

Bank Holidays in Thailand for 2020

List of the official Financial Institutions’ Holidays in Thailand for 2020 (B.E. 2563) from the Bank of Thailand 2020 Bank Holidays: 1. Wednesday 1st January - New Year’s Day 2. Monday 10th February - Substitution for Makha Bucha Day (Sat 8th February) 3. Monday 6th April - Chakri Memorial Day 4. Mo...
by JimboPSM
February 16, 2020, 11:34 am
Forum: U.S. Politics
Topic: U.S. Politics
Replies: 8239
Views: 102802

Re: U.S. Politics

And yet, Duterte wishes to align himself with China rather than the US. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-51468686 Follow the money (and the geopolitics). Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a form of “soft power” which generally speaks much louder in the corridors of power than bombastic rhetoric...
by JimboPSM
December 17, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: What is this on my porch???????
Replies: 7
Views: 518

Re: What is this on my porch???????

Two days ago I pressure washed my porch and driveway, and the next morning something which looks like a bacteria was growing on parts of the porch and lower area of the house wall where it meets the driveway. I thought it might be cat urine from the night before, so I washed it again and waited unt...
by JimboPSM
October 25, 2019, 12:46 pm
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: YOU WILL BE FORCED TO UPGRADE FROM WIN 7 TO 10
Replies: 50
Views: 5601

Re: YOU WILL BE FORCED TO UPGRADE FROM WIN 7 TO 10

..... The only thing that missed the boat was my bought-and-paid-for Office 2010 license that has now reverted to a 30-day trial version..... My MS Office 2007 multiuser licence transferred automatically to Windows 10 on my desktop (shortly after Windows 10 was released). It may be possible that yo...
by JimboPSM
October 6, 2019, 9:59 pm
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: Australian federal politics
Replies: 1260
Views: 87091

Re: Australian federal politics

Australia's version of Sean Hannity, presenting on Australia's pale imitation of Fox News, featuring Australia's smirking, supercilious version of the Bloated Orange Bullshiitter - what could possibly go wrong? :D A falling AUD 2001 annual 2019.10.05 AUD-THB.jpg An increased retirement visa cost AU...
by JimboPSM
September 6, 2019, 1:55 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: Dual-pricing for foreigners now legal at Thai public hospitals
Replies: 74
Views: 7217

Re: Dual-pricing for foreigners now legal at Thai public hospitals

What goes around comes around. It was not all that many years ago that Thai citizens were actually charged higher prices to stay at (some) hotels in Thailand. Back in those days it was not uncommon to find (on internet booking forms for hotels in Thailand) a box to tick confirming that you were not ...
by JimboPSM
August 28, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: World Sports
Topic: Grass Roots Footie 2018/19
Replies: 616
Views: 32031

Re: Grass Roots Footie 2018/19

Bury FC – RIP It is hard to imagine just how totally gut wrenching it must be for the fans of any club to go from the height of ecstasies from promotion at the end of a season only to find their club being expelled from the league it had worked so hard to get into without ever getting to play a gam...
by JimboPSM
August 19, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: RECESSION?
Replies: 90
Views: 8159

Re: RECESSION?

Some members of this forum will be more than well aware that the inversion of the yield curve was not discovered last week as I drew attention to it on UM over a year ago . At that time there were already signs warning of the possibility of the yield curve inverting and the dangers attendant to it. ...
by JimboPSM
July 5, 2019, 1:54 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Bank Account TAX?
Replies: 16
Views: 1100

Re: Bank Account TAX?

Withholding tax on gross bank interest is just one on the many measures that have been (and continue to be) adopted by countries across the world in their increasing fight against money laundering and the black economy. These measures often cause collateral damage to ordinary expats (and local citiz...
by JimboPSM
June 30, 2019, 12:50 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: USD prognosis post new tax cuts - poor
Replies: 46
Views: 8574

Re: USD prognosis post new tax cuts - poor

The USD/THB rate is currently on track for 25 due, in no small part, to the economically illiterate tax cuts package of Scum 45 and his Kakistocracy. It should come as no surprise to those who are not wilfully ignorant and/or cognitively challenged that the USD/THB rate is performing in a similar ve...
by JimboPSM
April 29, 2019, 4:08 pm
Forum: U.K.
Topic: Brexit domino effect - EU28 Kantar poll
Replies: 35
Views: 3013

Re: Brexit domino effect - EU28 Kantar poll

There is absolutely nothing within the system of UK Parliamentary democracy that requires Members of Parliament to vote for the UK to commit economic suicide just to pander to a squalid bunch of stunningly ignorant and economically illiterate bigots. Extract from "The role of the Member" The first d...
by JimboPSM
April 19, 2019, 1:37 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: Facebook bans UK far right hate groups & leaders
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Facebook bans UK far right hate groups & leaders

It appears that Facebook is finally beginning to grow a backbone and get serious about cleaning up its act by clearing out those who use it as a propaganda platform for their sick, evil and twisted agendas. Facebook is permanently banning some of the lowest forms of evolutionary life to be found in ...
by JimboPSM
April 13, 2019, 3:25 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: Deposit insurance in Thailand
Replies: 6
Views: 957

Re: Deposit insurance in Thailand

The amount covered by Deposit Protection was originally scheduled to fall to 1 Million Baht in 2012 (I first commented about it on UM back in July 2008), that fall was extended some time back to now occur on 11 August 2020. The current amount of 10 Million Baht (as per “parrot” screenshot) now lasts...
by JimboPSM
April 12, 2019, 12:25 pm
Forum: U.S. Politics
Topic: U.S. Politics
Replies: 8239
Views: 102802

Re: Will Trump make the Grade.

So just what has this got to do with Udon Thani. You must live a sad and lonely life if you keep posting about POTUS. After 3,189 posts on this topic – for the 3.190th we get the above stunning insight from someone who had already made 46 posts on this very same topic. If someone leads a sad and lo...

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