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Beginning of forever

Friday, 18 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 29
Editor; What can stop a nervous but happy groom from attending his marriage celebrations? Bangkok traffic can. What was to be a 1 ½ hour drive turned into 3 solid…

You are a thinker

Friday, 18 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 29
Editor; Re: Boring and repetitive (PM Mailbag Friday, 04 July 2014) - Let me see if I understand this. Until a study is completed that meets your standards, I am…

Intercity train system

Friday, 18 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 29
Editor; Re: State Railway improving Sriracha-Sattahip tracks for faster, heavier trains (PM Friday, 04 July 2014) - And when will we be able to get a fast and reliable intercity…

Centrelink have direct access to immigration database

Friday, 18 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 29
Editor Re: Must live in Oz to receive age pension (PM Mailbag Friday, 04 July 2014) - Centrelink have direct access to the Immigration Department’s database. Centrelink are alerted the…

Boring and wrong

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28
Editor; Agreed Mr Arnone (MB 4/7) that this is now boring but it is you who is missing the point. The point is that cigarette smoking is repulsive and dangerous…

Burning bridges

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28
Editor; Re: Must live in Oz to receive age pension (PM Mailbag Friday, 04 July 2014) - This brings out the point of “Burning your Bridges”. How did center link…

Pattaya beach refill project

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28
Editor; Having worked on land reclamation projects world wide for many years I feel well qualified to give my opinion on the problem facing Pattaya Beach. It is quite easily…

Message to all Skål members

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28
Dear Skålleagues, I would like to reassure you about the state of affairs in Thailand. After several months of anti-government protests the military took control of national affairs on 22…

Work till you drop and enjoy life? Not in Oz…

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28
Editor; Re: Keep an eye on residency status (PM Mailbag Friday, 27 June 2014) - Work till you reach pension age then sit back and enjoy life? Not in Australia.…

It starts before adulthood

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28
Editor; Re No real will at City Hall (PM Mailbag Friday, 27 June 2014) - It starts way before adults become elected officials. It starts during childrearing when children see…

Sweep the roads

Friday, 11 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 28
Editor; Re: Bidding begins on Pattaya Beach sand-refill project (PM Friday, 27 June 2014) - Well if they could sweep the roads, they would have a million tons of sand…

Beach needs to be less abused

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27
Editor; Re: Bidding begins on Pattaya Beach sand-refill project - (PM Friday, 27 June 2014) - To keep the beach it needs to be less abused. Too many umbrellas and…

Boring and repetitive

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27
Editor; Re: “Why put something in your lungs that doesn’t belong”? Human Being, Jun 27 Mailbag. Mr Being, our bodies were not created with alcohol or fatty foods in our…

Science to beach erosion

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27
Editor; Re: Bidding begins on Pattaya Beach sand-refill project - (PM Friday, 27 June 2014) - There is some science to beach erosion. Placing some out-jutting barriers can catch and…

Must live in Oz to receive age pension

Friday, 04 July 2014 Issue Vol. XXII No. 27
Editor; Re: Australian aged pensioners leaving to live overseas PM Mailbag June 20) - I feel that I should expand on Mr. Bill Neal’s published letter for the benefit of…
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