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by semperfiguy
September 22, 2020, 4:53 pm
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: America's history
Replies: 62
Views: 2462

Re: America's history

Semper, based on your numbers, there are only 1,016,000 not on welfare. At least a million are accounted for in my post, and assuming many of those in jobs as stated have families which they are supporting, your numbers are very shaky. But if you are confident they are correct, please give your sou...
by semperfiguy
September 22, 2020, 2:16 pm
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: America's history
Replies: 62
Views: 2462

Re: America's history

98%? That seems more than a bit iffy. I suspect that percentage is way off. I would suggest it is a number plucked from thin air, or derrière. Given that there are 450,000+ blacks doing time in prison, 200,000+ in the armed forces, and god only know how many in federal and state government jobs (in...
by semperfiguy
September 22, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: America's history
Replies: 62
Views: 2462

Re: America's history

98%? That seems more than a bit iffy. I suspect that percentage is way off. I would suggest it is a number plucked from thin air, or derrière. Given that there are 450,000+ blacks doing time in prison, 200,000+ in the armed forces, and god only know how many in federal and state government jobs (in...
by semperfiguy
September 22, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: America's history
Replies: 62
Views: 2462

Re: America's history

^^^ Thanks for that. My quick and dirty math using your percentages makes it look like 33 million white Americans versus 36 million black Americans are on welfare. I don't see any sleight of hand or illusions here unless it's from the white majority (62% or 197.6 million) trying to make a point abo...
by semperfiguy
September 22, 2020, 12:53 pm
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: America's history
Replies: 62
Views: 2462

Re: America's history

BLM have nothing to do with Welfare BLM is here for "Black Lives Matter (BLM) is a decentralized political and social movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people" VIOLENCE https://en...
by semperfiguy
September 22, 2020, 11:39 am
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: America's history
Replies: 62
Views: 2462

Re: America's history

Since we're talking about American history being misrepresented...consider this! I have been searching for what percentage of the White and Black population in the US is on Welfare. I found a few websites that will give me the total amount of Welfare contributions and percentage of that by race, but...
by semperfiguy
September 18, 2020, 5:11 pm
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: RIP Stephen John Richards AKA Foreign Office Steve
Replies: 17
Views: 1336

Re: RIP Stephen John Richards AKA Foreign Office Steve

Having known Steven for over 10 years as a friend and customer at my restaurant, I feel very sad. Certainly very popular and knowledgeable, often to be seen with his favourite Chang in one hand and cigarette in the other, while enjoying the banter with others, usually on a Friday evening at my rest...
by semperfiguy
September 18, 2020, 11:21 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: RIP Stephen John Richards AKA Foreign Office Steve
Replies: 17
Views: 1336

Re: RIP Stephen John Richards AKA Foreign Office Steve

It sure would be nice if someone could post a photo of Steve. Most oftentimes posts like this are made to inform us of the death of a fellow expat, and a photo is seldom included. I may very well know Steve, but just not by name. It would be nice to know if he is someone that I have seen around town...
by semperfiguy
September 7, 2020, 3:01 pm
Forum: Health & Beauty
Topic: What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?
Replies: 33
Views: 1502

Re: What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?

The thing that is most obvious to me after having followed this and other forums over the past 10 years in Thailand, is that by the time people are of retirement age it is nearly impossible to change their opinions on religion and politics. Their world view is usually set in stone and there's very l...
by semperfiguy
August 25, 2020, 9:05 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Gary Jacobi
Replies: 56
Views: 5017

Re: Gary Jacobi

Thanks for that intell Semi. We are aware of such matters, and one of the Warden you mention has been on the case for many months now, but your words are helpful to other ex servicemen on Udonmap, or who visit Udonmap, or indeed visit Thailand. Much appreciated. I can only state what I did some tim...
by semperfiguy
August 24, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Gary Jacobi
Replies: 56
Views: 5017

Re: Gary Jacobi

I don't think this has been mentioned as yet, but if Gary was legally married but his wife has not spent at least 5 years in the US, then she is not entitled to any of Gary's SS benefits after his death. If his last SS check was direct deposited into his bank account after his death, then SS will ta...
by semperfiguy
August 18, 2020, 5:52 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: America coming apart at the seams?
Replies: 839
Views: 30970

Re: America coming apart at the seams?

..... The Democratic Party and the American mass media have sold out to the Globalists, and their chief aim is to "fundamentally change America" which was the battle cry of former President Obama who did more to take down America than any President in US history. ...... This is what Obama actually ...
by semperfiguy
August 15, 2020, 8:01 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Death sentences in Koh Tao killings commuted
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Death sentences in Koh Tao killings commuted

This was on of the biggest stories of the decade, but after they were given a Royal Pardon on July 28th, there has been little mention of it. Just thought I would update the forum members. https://www.bangkokpost.com/thailand/general/1968435/death-sentences-in-koh-tao-killings-commuted?cx_placement=...
by semperfiguy
August 12, 2020, 5:32 pm
Forum: Money, Finance & Investing
Topic: International Joint Account Banking Suggestion?
Replies: 25
Views: 1360

Re: International Joint Account Banking Suggestion?

Declan, I had the same problem and with the same reasons as you, so I decided to open up USD Foreign Currency Deposit and Fixed Deposit Savings accounts at Bangkok Bank, Phosri Road Branch (see Pia in the international department...speaks good English). I was assured by the branch manager and two ot...
by semperfiguy
August 8, 2020, 1:29 pm
Forum: Insurance
Topic: Health Insurance-Married to a Government worker
Replies: 21
Views: 1323

Re: Health Insurance-Married to a Government worker

you do not need a health insurance if you arrive with a non o , (would be stupid to come on a non OA)and making extension based on marriage ....and yes the + side of being married with a government employee is that you are also covered by her insurance , the downside...beware government employees a...
by semperfiguy
July 25, 2020, 11:06 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: What Are The Songkhran Dates?
Replies: 5
Views: 506

What Are The Songkhran Dates?

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Does anyone know when Songkhran will end and if the bank and immigration are open or closed on Monday and Tuesday?
by semperfiguy
July 13, 2020, 2:39 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: 5 Year Renewal of Driver's License
Replies: 130
Views: 10698

Re: 5 Year Renewal of Driver's License

My Thai wife renewed her 5 year license for another 5 years last Friday in Central Plaza. If one enters the mall through the main front doors, then proceed to the far left hand corner of the building, 2nd Floor. The mall opens at 10:30 Mon-Fri, but the DL office doesn't get started until around 11,...
by semperfiguy
July 13, 2020, 2:38 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: 5 Year Renewal of Driver's License
Replies: 130
Views: 10698

Re: 5 Year Renewal of Driver's License

My Thai wife renewed her 5 year license for another 5 years last Friday in Central Plaza. If one enters the mall through the main front doors, then proceed to the far left hand corner of the building, 2nd Floor. The mall opens at 10:30 Mon-Fri, but the DL office doesn't get started until around 11,...

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