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by Big Boy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: UK Retirees to face cuts in Pensions
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: UK Retirees to face cuts in Pensions

Not 100% certain, but it looks as though individually amounts are so trivial, its cheaper to write it off.
by Big Boy
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Legal, Visa, Finances & Employment
Topic: UK Retirees to face cuts in Pensions
Replies: 26
Views: 1019

Re: UK Retirees to face cuts in Pensions

I have been talking with ex-colleagues in the UK. Their take is that there is a problem. Overpayments will not be re-claimed, but pension payments will be corrected. Most of us would have known approximately what pension we would have been entitled to, so I guess any adjustment either upwards or dow...
by Big Boy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Motoring
Topic: Minivan, bus and road accidents
Replies: 691
Views: 81997

Re: Minivan, bus and road accidents

18 Students in a mini-van. OK it's possible, but not legal. Police stop mini-vans to check everybody's belted up. Otherwise fines are dished out. I guess no money to be made from kids. Again, I guess the school's culpability will be overlooked, putting 18 students onto a 10 seater (13 at a squeeze) ...
by Big Boy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bomb disposal squad finds device near soi 6 Hua Hin
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: Bomb disposal squad finds device near soi 6 Hua Hin

I've only ever been involved in one real life suspect package drama. There was a suspect package found inside a railway truck I was checking inside the naval base - wires were clearly visible. This was at the height of IRA terrorism. The bomb squad really swung into action, all the gear, robots etc....
by Big Boy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 46
Views: 1595

Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

Anything driven by FIFA has to have an element of corruption. I do not expect any assistance from the video ref.

Between them, Lingard and Sterling should have scored a bucket full. At least England were creating the chances.
by Big Boy
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament
Replies: 46
Views: 1595

Re: 2018 Football World Cup News and Prediction Tournament

HaHa, the rest of us have been re-adjusting our sleep patterns. Did you really expect the video ref to assist England? Football is corrupt, else we'd have been watching the match from England. It was if Tunisia knew grappling Kane to the ground at corners wouldn't be noticed, and it was part of thei...
by Big Boy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Bomb disposal squad finds device near soi 6 Hua Hin
Replies: 10
Views: 779

Re: Bomb disposal squad finds device near soi 6 Hua Hin

He wouldn't to miss a selfie opportunity by protecting his head. :D

Seriously, you make a very good point.
by Big Boy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 363
Views: 44452

Re: Snakes in the house and garden

We had one hanging around our house for a while - fascinating to watch.
by Big Boy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Foo
Topic: News of the Weird - this just in!
Replies: 981
Views: 61195

Re: News of the Weird - this just in!

PeteC wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:35 am
The stuff nightmares are made of! :run:

Indonesian woman swallowed by giant python http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/ ... s/30347905
It gets worse - Thai news has just shown her being cut out of the snake :shock:
by Big Boy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Flights, Airlines & Airports
Topic: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18
Replies: 28
Views: 3830

Re: AirAsia to fly KL to Hua Hin from May 18

Are they like UK bucket airlines - release flights on certain dates throughout the year. Zero availability until released.
by Big Boy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: Thailand to host Football World Cup 2034?
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Re: Thailand to host Football World Cup 2034?

Thoughts.........................

This is the kind of developing area that FIFA want to encourage, and the Asian corruption will suit them fine.
by Big Boy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Sports Fans
Topic: Thailand to host Football World Cup 2034?
Replies: 1
Views: 71

Thailand to host Football World Cup 2034?

This one has surprised me. I'm quite au fait with many football stadiums in Thailand, and I don't believe the necessary infrastructure is in place. It will require a MASSIVE investment. The plan is to submit a joint bid with Vietnam and Indonesia. Exciting if it happens, but I guess many of us will ...
by Big Boy
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Motoring
Topic: 42nd Antique Car Contest
Replies: 4
Views: 284

Re: 42nd Antique Car Contest

Yes, finished yesterday - typical Thai publicity:

42nd Vintage Car Contest| 13-17 June | 10.30 - 21.00 at Zpell Future Park Rangsit
by Big Boy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Life In Thailand, Opinion & Relationships
Topic: Snakes in the house and garden
Replies: 363
Views: 44452

Re: Snake near my home

That's a harmless Golden Tree Snake.
by Big Boy
Sun Jun 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner
Replies: 25
Views: 2377

Re: Hundreds of foreigners/teachers arrested in nationwide operation X-Ray Outlaw Foreigner

I'm not bothered whether they employ legal or illegal teachers its their choice. A bit like do they arrest the drug barons or the pushers. Get rid of the barons, and there'd be no drugs to push. My only concern is proper policing. If the employee is at fault, so is the employer, regardless of the cr...