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General Discussion / Re: Too much Tourism ?
« Last post by Roger on Today at 06:08:41 AM »
Don't know what !! is about - Too much tourism it was. ATB
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General Discussion / !!
« Last post by Roger on September 21, 2019, 09:35:56 PM »
Holy smoke !

"Passengers have 'mutinied' after their 'undiscovered gems' mystery cruise docked at Great Yarmouth, Dunkirk and a Dutch industrial port that was 'like being on a council estate'. Roughly 900 customers on board the Balmoral ship were expecting an exciting first stop on the 'special voyage', with some paying £1,400 for 11 nights on the trip. But furious customers became so irate they refused to leave the 710-room vessel because of the itinerary made by holiday operator Fred. Olson, the Sun reported.

Others on board the ship reportedly engaged in heated arguments with staff over the locations on the trip, having set off from Newcastle on Tuesday. One passenger said: 'It's mutiny on here. God knows where we will end up next.' Those on board were astonished to stop at Great Yarmouth - with some passengers having travelled from the resort in the first place - followed by Dunkirk, France. Next stop was Antwerp, Belgium, before arriving at a port in Ijmuiden 20 miles from Amsterdam. Another passenger said: 'It's been dreadful so far. We've saved up all year and end up in these places
.' "

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7488265/Cruise-passengers-blast-trip-ship-docks-Great-Yarmouth-Dunkirk-Dutch-port.html
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Sports, Martial Arts / Re: Premier League Predictions - 2019/2020
« Last post by Teessider on September 21, 2019, 08:32:57 PM »

Saturday 21st September

Burnley v Norwich City (Burnley)
Everton v Sheffield Utd (Everton)
Man City v Watford (Man City)
Newcastle v Brighton (Draw)

Sunday 22nd September
Crystal Palace v Wolves (Palace)
West Ham v Man United (Draw)
Arsenal v Aston Villa (Arsenal)
Chelsea v Liverpool (Draw)
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Restaurants, Food / Re: Wood oven pizza man deceased
« Last post by Anton on September 21, 2019, 06:25:08 PM »
I will add about funeral details as soon as possible.

Funeral took place this afternoon in Chok Chai. Sorry to come late but I was informed at the last minute. Collection of ashes will be tomorrow morning at the same temple, Wat Prang Noi ปรางค์น้อย.
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Random and Spurious / Re: Joke of the Day
« Last post by jivvy on September 21, 2019, 12:01:03 PM »
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Random and Spurious / Re: Joke of the Day
« Last post by jivvy on September 21, 2019, 11:53:54 AM »
Johnny," says the teacher, "what's the first thing your father does in the morning?"
"He takes a shit, sir," says Johnny.
"Oh," says the teacher, "and what does your father do for a living?"
"He's a bricklayer," says Johnny.
The teacher thinks, hmm, working class, what else can you expect?
"Bobby," says the teacher, "what's the first thing your father does in the morning?"
"He takes a shit, sir," says Bobby.
"Hmm," says the teacher, "and what does your father do for a living?"
"He's a joiner," says Johnny.
The teacher sees this as confirming his suspicions about the lack of linguistic skills among working class children.
"Freddy," he says. "What does your father do for a living?"
"He's a lawyer, sir" says Freddy.
"And what's the first thing your father does in the morning?"
"He reads The Times, sir," says Freddy.
"Interesting," says the teacher, "and how much time does he spend reading the paper?"
"Not long," says Freddy, "just until he's finished taking a shit."
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General Discussion / Re: Brexit
« Last post by caller on September 21, 2019, 10:39:44 AM »
Ah Tees, beware of the politics of envy*, not least half truths. Do you really, honestly, believe that is why he is a Brexit supporter - because of the status of his company? World wide, tax agencies are taking action against tax havens, including the UK. I wonder how any EU changes will affect Luxembourg? None I would guess. Perhaps Rees-Moggs company (of which he is now but a sleeping partner), will operate from there instead.

Much better to concentrate on Camerons book and ask why, after all he has written, over 700 pages, anyone would want to remain? He is unable to provide one cogent reason for the UK to remain in the EU - apart from some vague view of reforming from within, which he details already how and why he failed (they lie, cheat and manipulate, always have and always will - just see what he say's about Merkel).

*Edit to clarify - I am not specifically referring to you, but rather this whole genre of attacking those with wealth and so on, trying to claim that is the reason for Brexit. They might be better concentrating on the then situation of wages being driven down due to the import of cheap labour and the effect that had on ordinary people.
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Motors & motoring / Re: Electric cars OK ?
« Last post by rdrokit on September 21, 2019, 10:11:54 AM »
I kind a like these electric cars made on a golf cart frame. I think they were going for around 140,000 baht. Seated 2 people in tandem. Good for around the village. The wife liked the pickup.



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Motors & motoring / Re: Toyota Hi Lux 4 door Vigo 2.4 turbo
« Last post by Roger on September 21, 2019, 09:46:59 AM »
Hi RDRO - the Vigo 2010 - 'PreRunner' - D4D - the engine is 2494 cc turbo.

Thanks for linking that website.
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Motors & motoring / Re: Toyota Hi Lux 4 door Vigo 2.4 turbo
« Last post by Thaiwolf on September 21, 2019, 09:45:41 AM »
Some good points Hector, most of my driving is on rural roads,  a saloon just would not hack it.  Get fed up having to pass saloons which of necessity have to slow down for the bumps!!!

Roger my comments pertained to your mention of a "small car", the Camry is a large, well engineered and safe car.  If most of your driving is on motorways and good road surfaces,  it would be fine.