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by parrot
April 8, 2020, 11:13 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Worse than Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 1376

Re: Worse than Corona Virus

so the customer will pay double or triple the price for a product rather than buy a similar product because it is made in china that consumer is already short on cash due to no work The western world already got rid of most their manufacturing due to the bottom line profits That is the point , we s...
by parrot
April 7, 2020, 6:24 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Boris tests positive for Corona
Replies: 83
Views: 1878

Re: Boris tests positive for Corona

The early numbers don't look positive. I'm not sure of the % of ICU Covid patients on ventilators, but judging by hospital admission standards for the virus, I'd guess many are. https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/04/02/826105278/ventilators-are-no-panacea-for-critically-ill-covid-19-pati...
by parrot
April 7, 2020, 6:19 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Worse than Corona Virus
Replies: 55
Views: 1376

Re: Worse than Corona Virus

Sounds to me like healthy people have an unhealthy view of things. Wait until you or a family member have the virus and can't find a hospital bed. I haven't heard a single respected economist take the view of the economy taking priority over slowing/stopping the spread of the virus. Maybe I need to ...
by parrot
April 7, 2020, 1:48 am
Forum: Computers, IT & Electronics
Topic: Slow Internet in the evenings...
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: Slow Internet in the evenings...

I'd be surprised if that was affecting Thailand. I'm in the middle of Texas, and although she doesn't have fiber to her house, there's been no noticeable slowdown in speeds during the day or night.
by parrot
April 6, 2020, 9:42 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: The source of the coronvirus??
Replies: 68
Views: 1665

Re: The source of the coronvirus??

It's easy to knock China out of the equation, but then, as Canada found out this week, we'd have to take the US out of the equation, as well, for things like N95 masks. It's nice to think any one country can supply the high tech gear we need to fight wars, pandemics, gas our engines or heat our home...
by parrot
April 6, 2020, 5:21 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Reporting from Across the Pacific
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Reporting from Across the Pacific

I count myself as fortunate to be 70 and still able to cut grass, unload a few tons of mulch/compost, or hack down a few large branches with a chainsaw for our daughter. I asked our daughter why I didn't see other 70 year olds walking their daughter's 100 pound german shepherd for a daily 2 mile wal...
by parrot
April 6, 2020, 4:25 am
Forum: House & Land
Topic: Gardening & Landscaping
Replies: 31
Views: 1939

Re: Gardening & Landscaping

If your spouse is Thai, it'd be handy to know the good juju trees from the bad. Way back in 1997-1999, the Bangkok Post had an article about fengshui and trees. When we built our house in 1998, our neighbor gave us a jackfruit tree and told us to plant it near the house. About 10 years after we plan...
by parrot
April 3, 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Miscellaneous COVID-19/Corona Virus Discussion, Questions, etc.
Replies: 562
Views: 13074

Re: Miscellaneous COVID-19/Corona Virus Discussion, Questions, etc.

The government has approved a 3 month 3% reduction in electricty bills for the period Apr-Jun 2020 for all electricity users.....as part of the government's attempts to assist people during the Covid 19 period
https://www.khaosod.co.th/special-stories/news_3872318
by parrot
April 3, 2020, 3:39 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Reporting from Across the Pacific
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Reporting from Across the Pacific

A week or so after we arrived in Texas, I saw an Asian lady wearing winter gloves and a mask while shopping.....a stark contrast to the scene in Suvarnaphumi when we left with 90+% of people wearing masks. A week or so ago, the numbers of people with masks started creeping up. Today at the Vietnames...
by parrot
April 2, 2020, 11:52 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Post Covid ecomony
Replies: 30
Views: 847

Re: Post Covid ecomony

Back in Septemberish 2008, my 5 brothers were visiting while we were vacationing in Texas. We were 'on vacation' and enjoying ourselves........as the economy began to crumble. The market tanked, financial and insurance companies began to tank and there was incessant talk of doom and gloom....to the ...
by parrot
April 2, 2020, 8:22 pm
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Corona Virus / COVID-19 Important Information
Replies: 60
Views: 5648

Re: Corona Virus / COVID-19 Important Information

Received from the US Embassy this morning via email: Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Bangkok, Thailand (April 2, 2020) Location: Thailand Event: Nation-wide Curfew Announced; Bangkok Parks; Increasing Provincial Border Closures; Phuket Airport to Close Operations Next Week (Book Departure Flights Now); ...
by parrot
April 2, 2020, 10:36 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Reporting from Across the Pacific
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Reporting from Across the Pacific

.Thanks, Ken....... For delivering the mail. I've depended on it for several items....
https://youtu.be/xGKFVMgjrPc
by parrot
April 2, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Reporting from Across the Pacific
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Reporting from Across the Pacific

You should be able to put 20bht on your phone worth 30 days do 5 times covered for 150 days if you cant I can do for you pm me Thanks for the offer. I can top up using my phone app for SCB. But I have a 6 month package that gives me internet and pay per call. If like to drop the internet but keep t...
by parrot
April 2, 2020, 7:05 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Curfew
Replies: 149
Views: 5171

Re: Curfew

I follow about 6 Udon Thai websites for news......but didn't see anything about a curfew in Udon......yet.
by parrot
April 2, 2020, 2:33 am
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Reporting from Across the Pacific
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Reporting from Across the Pacific

More from the other side of the Pacific. Despite living in the jungle and mostly as a recluse in Thailand, I followed with interest the virus news out of China. I remember when China locked down millions in Wuhan on 23 Jan.....thinking that only an authoritarian country like China could do something...
by parrot
April 2, 2020, 12:13 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Ray Fisher
Replies: 37
Views: 3821

Re: Ray Fisher

Ready died several years ago at home. He wasn't feeling well for a week or so, checked in/out of a hospital, and passed away in his sleep at home, as I recall
by parrot
April 1, 2020, 6:13 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Miscellaneous COVID-19/Corona Virus Discussion, Questions, etc.
Replies: 562
Views: 13074

Re: Miscellaneous COVID-19/Corona Virus Discussion, Questions, etc.

Among a few items on Thai government websites today: police raided a bar in town that was 'closed' except for customers inside who were drinking.
And:
The government isn't taking lightly April Fools Day jokes about Covid 19. deja vu hi jack jokes at the airport from days gone by.
by parrot
April 1, 2020, 2:51 am
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Miscellaneous COVID-19/Corona Virus Discussion, Questions, etc.
Replies: 562
Views: 13074

Re: Miscellaneous COVID-19/Corona Virus Discussion, Questions, etc.

Udon has identified 2 dormitories on the Rahjapat campus off of Srisuk Rd to use in the event the existing hospital system is full.
https://udontoday.co/300363-2/
by parrot
March 31, 2020, 10:05 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: Reporting from Across the Pacific
Replies: 26
Views: 1029

Re: Reporting from Across the Pacific

Random thoughts as the days pass by: I wonder what the long term effects of the pandemic, financial uncertainty, and loss of jobs is going to do to expats and those considering being expats. I'll guess the numbers will drop considerably.....but where and by how much.....anybody's guess I guess. I se...
by parrot
March 31, 2020, 8:03 pm
Forum: COVID-19/Corona Virus
Topic: Corona Virus / COVID-19 Important Information
Replies: 60
Views: 5648

Re: Corona Virus / COVID-19 Important Information

I know nothing more than what's in the email I received from a longtime resident of Laos this morning: RECEIVED AT 11:30 AM TODAY --- Security Alert - U.S. Embassy Vientiane, Laos (March 30, 2020) Location: Laos Event: Possible Evacuation Flights for United States Citizens The Department of State is...

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