Eddie Smith, microlight pilot in Siem Reap, needs help

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Re: Eddie Smith, microlight pilot in Siem Reap, needs help

Post by Jerry Atrick » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:22 pm

Ronny wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:42 am
hanno wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:50 am
phuketrichard wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 8:37 am
i have never had insurance and wont buy into the scam.
Insurance companies betting u wont get sick or have an accident, u putting ur money down, betting you will, so u get paid back.
NO Thanks
nothing to do with cant afford it either...

+ over a certain age ( around 62) try and get it...
You have made your views clear before. I hope I never see a post by your relatives begging for money........
55555, something tells me that's never going to happen. Phuket has made it clear that a good shot of morphine or a bottle of booze and a very sharp object for cutting veins or penetrating vital organs is all he needs for his "health insurance" when the time comes. And who can argue with him?
He probably argues with himself, in fairness.
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Re: Eddie Smith, microlight pilot in Siem Reap, needs help

Post by taabarang » Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:53 pm

It really all depends on what you think the purpose of insurance is. At the age of 74 there just ain't enough left of me to insure. I married late and have two teenage kids. My first policy was to marry a hardworking, independent woman with a zest for life. My second policy was to buy land and have a modest, but comfortable home built on it with enough land left over to grow fruits and vegetables. Judging by local real estate deals our property has increased tenfold in value. In addition I set up a fledgling business based on an inventory of her skills.
She has succeeded through hard work to deposit a decent sum of money in the bank.
In short my idea of insurance isn't extending my life where I no longer enjoy it.

My kids get my love and my love for languages; unlike their Khmer friends they know that the world extends far beyond the claustrophobic boundaries of our small village. I married the right woman but as time passes I begin to feel it was the wrong country. But life has risks that no insurance policy covers. So, no regrets, I'll stand pat on the hand I dealt myself.
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Re: Eddie Smith, microlight pilot in Siem Reap, needs help

Post by Ronny » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:11 pm

mauser765 wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:20 pm
Ronny wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:38 am
That's exactly what I'm saying. If you can't afford to pay a little over a grand a year to get health insurance then you really shouldn't be living halfway across the world.
Isn't that precisely the reason why so many people in that predicament DO live here?

Life back home got too expensive, lower COL or higher SOL here for the buck?

Maybe the overall COL and SOL might be better for the buck but I don't think people are coming here because healthcare coverage is necessarily cheaper. I'm not one to preach or be judgmental but really, there should come a point when you have to ask yourself if it's worth living paycheck to paycheck or day to day halfway across the world with little or no safety net. As for me, if I were dirt poor I'd rather be a bum living at home instead of being stuck in some 3rd world country living like a bum. At least then I could go to a soup kitchen or maybe find a little job doing something instead of begging other expats for money or having people sneer at me in disgust whenever they see me. But hey, that's just me. Maybe some of you guys see things differently.
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Re: Eddie Smith, microlight pilot in Siem Reap, needs help

Post by Ronny » Fri Aug 18, 2017 4:22 pm

taabarang wrote:
Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:53 pm
It really all depends on what you think the purpose of insurance is. At the age of 74 there just ain't enough left of me to insure. I married late and have two teenage kids. My first policy was to marry a hardworking, independent woman with a zest for life. My second policy was to buy land and have a modest, but comfortable home built on it with enough land left over to grow fruits and vegetables. Judging by local real estate deals our property has increased tenfold in value. In addition I set up a fledgling business based on an inventory of her skills.
She has succeeded through hard work to deposit a decent sum of money in the bank.
In short my idea of insurance isn't extending my life where I no longer enjoy it.

My kids get my love and my love for languages; unlike their Khmer friends they know that the world extends far beyond the claustrophobic boundaries of our small village. I married the right woman but as time passes I begin to feel it was the wrong country. But life has risks that no insurance policy covers. So, no regrets, I'll stand pat on the hand I dealt myself.

Very interesting post. I guess at some point we have to face death and HOW we want to die and who we want to die with. You've got a house and some security and a wife and kids who love you and you're 74 so I'd say to heck with insurance. I mean, seriously, when you reach the day when it's time to "cross over", chances are you're gonna be lying in bed surrounded by a loving wife and kids and you'll know that they'll have a relatively secure future even when you're not there. What more could a man ask for?
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Re: Eddie Smith, microlight pilot in Siem Reap, needs help

Post by taabarang » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:00 pm

Look, I don't know how much money you need and I certainly don't offer my life up as an example for everyone. This much I firmly believe, if you've got no adventure in your soul, please don't come, otherwise you will create the Western culture you come from. The one I have chosen to shun.
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Re: Eddie Smith, microlight pilot in Siem Reap, needs help

Post by phuketrichard » Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:33 pm

any update or anyone know what the situation is on Eddie?
Only raised $905 in 6 days. ;-( at top of story it says closed
Did he pass?

last post was 6 days ago;
Thank you all for the donations so far!!! We just found out that they will be moving him to Bangkok soon so please, please pray!!! Donate if you can and please share!!!
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Re: Eddie Smith, microlight pilot in Siem Reap, needs help

Post by angkorjohn » Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:59 am

I was wondering if anybody knew how Eddie was? He posted some new pictures on his facebook group today. Hoping he on the mend https://www.facebook.com/groups/439526806147391/
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