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  1. My guess is that the US newspapers in the 1920 had daily articles about police busting up 'illegal and immoral' parties. "Bad people!!!" I'm none too sympathetic. My grandfather ran a speak-easy during that time period as well as smuggling alcohol over the Canadian border. By grandfather was a heck of a good guy, but a business-man (not mafia) and prohibition was totally absurd (like all prohibitions). He operated under a pay-to-play agreement with the local police. The one story I loves was his story about police busts. According to my father, the police would kick-in the unloc
  2. Perhaps not. My best friend died of a massive heart attack in his late 40s. 6 foot 4, strong looking guy, a biker though not affiliated with a gang. My friend looked like he should live forever. Walked out of church one Sunday with his wife, and dropped like a sack of potatoes. I don't see that as 'frightening.'
  3. Yeah. The governments (worldwide) are using this so-called "emergency: to leverage agendas that otherwise would never be allowed to fly. Here in Thailand the government has been hell-bent to implement a Neo-prohibition as well as enforcing a new morality on the unwashed masses. At the end of the day it's about showing the serfs who is in control. However, in the process they'll destroy their economy, especially the economies that supported the more economically vulnerable. The high-and-mighty only care for themselves. They want high-end revenue streams only - which - only benefit
  4. Translated: Wealth for the rich; Austerity for the commoners.
  5. Whose fault is that doc? The people who aren't allowed to exercise? I don't think so.
  6. Phuket immigration very strict on retirement extension requirements They are not being 'strict.' The IO is ignoring the Police Order as it is written. The actual question is: "Why?" The answer is probably obvious.
  7. "Think thus of all this fleeting world -- A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream, A flash of lightening in a summer cloud, A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream." -- From The Diamond Sutra
  8. Have you ever considered that the 'deathless' state of Nibbana (or full Enlightment) is in fact extinction? Some think that extinction is scary. Perhaps it's the height of compassionate existence? Just wondering out loud.
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