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Council tax can be of outrageous amounts, also water. Three years ago looked at a flat, water 40 quid a month if you used it or not, 480 a year. Here 40 quid is all I pay for the whole year. Water in the SE areas like Devon are over 1000 pounds a year

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In U.K.at the moment, soon to return. Had a heavy nosebleed. Took 3 goes pinching for 15 minutes each time to stop. Didn’t want a repeat. Went to local walk-in centre. Told them I’d had similar decades ago and cauterisation proved most effective. Doctor told me he couldn’t cauterise now because I’d stopped the bleeding and he wouldn’t be able to tell where it was coming from. Told me to go away. Strange, because the doctor in 1971 didn’t have that problem. I suppose it was a success for the N.H.S. in saving money by getting rid of the patient without having to treat them. I’m sure my local E.N.T. doctor at his High Street clinic in Thailand will quickly and cheaply fix my leaky nostril?

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1 hour ago, Mac Mickmanus said:

Those are queues for NHS dentists in some areas .

There are private dentists in the UK that you can attend to at short notice  , same as Thailand .

  Logic *One person in the UK decided to pull a tooth out = Everyone in the UK cannot visit a dentist "

Just checked the average cost of having a tooth extracted by private dentist 2000 pounds ,

compare that to Thailand , no wonder they are pulling their own.more than one for sure.

regards worgeordie

 

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1 hour ago, Mac Mickmanus said:

You went to a Doctor because you had a nose bleed that had stopped bleeding ?

You expected the doctor to............................do what ?

Exactly the same as a doctor did for me in 1971. Very quick and painless cauterisation. Prevented further bleeds until now.

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1 minute ago, Mac Mickmanus said:

Cauterisation is used to stop nose bleeds though and your nose wasn't bleeding .

   You do visits Doctors for him to tell you what needs to be done  , you dont visit Doctors and tell him what he should do 

In the ideal World I would agree that 'doctor knows best'. My nose wasn't bleeding at the time the doctor cauterised it 51 years ago. Today, a doctor tells me that it can't be done. Be interesting to hear what my Thai specialist makes of that when I tell him! 

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3 minutes ago, Mac Mickmanus said:

UK doctors are cutting back on needless treatment .

Quite probably your Thai specialist with give you everything possible , along with numerous drugs and bandages and future appointments and also a hefty bill 

That is possible!

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And still they come ! .....on risk of loosing life ....

 

Those small & big dingy's  day by day ...to "Paradise Island "....why ..?  🤔

 

 

 

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18 minutes ago, swissie said:

Most comments here, disturb me deeply. In my younger years, I visited England often. One might say I turned into an Anglophile. Rural England was very much to my liking. The landscape, the history and the people.


Some years before, England had to give up most of their colonies. At this time I remember my fathers words: "After 300 years, the British will have to work for themselves for the first time as nobody else will not work for them for free no more".


Is that the root of it all? Empires come and go. Is the US the next empire to go, replaced by the Empire of China?

 

Brits refer to; 'Queen and Country'. In reality they are referring to; 'Queen, Country and Empire'. The Queen being Queen Victoria of course.

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51 minutes ago, swissie said:

 


Some years before, England had to give up most of their colonies. At this time I remember my fathers words: "After 300 years, the British will have to work for themselves for the first time as nobody else will not work for them for free no more".


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Did you ask you Dad whether he worked hard between 1939 and 1945 ?

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2 hours ago, swissie said:

Most comments here, disturb me deeply. In my younger years, I visited England often. One might say I turned into an Anglophile. Rural England was very much to my liking. The landscape, the history and the people.


Some years before, England had to give up most of their colonies. At this time I remember my fathers words: "After 300 years, the British will have to work for themselves for the first time as nobody else will not work for them for free no more".


Is that the root of it all? Empires come and go. Is the US the next empire to go, replaced by the Empire of China?

 

You visited often, but didn't live in the UK? IMO one has to live in a country to understand the real problems.

 

I left the UK some years ago, but it had some deep rooted problems that had been caused by politicians, and short of some unpleasant solutions are, IMO, unlikely to be solved.

 

Will China be the next empire? Given the corruption and lack of moral fiber in the west, probably, but I hope I'm dead before it happens. IMO the west has become too soft and lazy to survive for much longer.

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