Government of Thailand rejects their emb Borobudur

Government of Thailand rejects their embassy endorsed travel visa D3417336 they put in my passport


30 March, 2018. I head out from Phnom Penh en route to Bangkok on an AirAsia flight FD 607. Government of Thailand reject their embassy endorsed visa D3417336 they put in my passport. At their Don Muang airport.


The official tells me


To take out my wallet


And show 20,000 THB in cash


Which I don't have on me


I'm not allowed to withdraw any of my money at their airport. The Thai official reckons my online Thai bank account is not a valid form of proof of funds either. I'm denied entry to Thailand for not having 20,000 THB with me in cash. Which is already cleared at time visa issuing.


Second denial for me to enter Thailand:


Approximately 3 weeks later 21 April, 2018, I arrive at the Suvarnabhumi airport with i) 20,000 THB in cash, ii) proof of the same apartment I book and pay for, and iii) my outbound flight. Also paid for. I'm blocked again. This time for "not having sufficient means to travel".


I'm detained


At airport transit


So Thai immigration's story


Keeps changing


I head on out from Thailand, onward to Malaysia. It's there, I visit the High Commissioner (HC), Willie Ohlson <[email protected]> +60-32-170 2400, personally. The HC office is ranked above all South East Asian embassies for South Africa, based at Kuala Lumpur. Willie relays to me


Entry to Thailand


Is prohibited for me


Since the stamp in my passport


Says so


While I'm at Malaysia I get hold of Thai immigration lawyer David Lam of TSL & Associates (Thailand) Co., Ltd. <[email protected]>, +66-84-361-2818. It turns out TSL pose as a front for immigration offering officials a layer of protection on their scam.


Since it looks too obvious if immigration demand 35,000 THB directly from me as an "entrance fee" in order for me to gain entry to Thailand.


This is an extract from an email I receive from David at TLS:


"the cost is going to be 35,000 baht for immigration service, they will escort you through immigration control as soon as you walk out from the plane"


I pass up on their scam


I travel for two years strait following me being denied entry to Thailand. I visit countries and / or destinations including Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines.


Approximately two months ago, 22 January, 2021, I kick off an application for another visa. This time, from the Thai embassy at Pretoria, South Africa.


The consular officer is Natthakit Singto <[email protected]> +27-82-923-6179 and secretary, Karin Kloppers <[email protected]> +27-12-342-5470.


I get a pre-approval on the set of documents I email to the embassy. I pay their application fee. I get my original passport and documents on over to the embassy for them to give me my Thai visa.


Then, on the embassy's five day turnaround, nineteen days later, Karin tells me my application is now declined.


Again, it looks too obvious if Thai government reject their second embassy endorsed visa in a row, that they put in my passport, when I arrive at one of their airports at Thailand.


Mark Berchowitz

https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur_thai_government_rejects_their_own_embassy_endorsed_travel_visa_d3417331447910_21_03_2021
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https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur_im_banned_from_paying_for_sex_wotldwide_for_3_years1902921_02_12_2021

I'm technically banned from paying for sex, worldwide, for two years


I'm technically banned from giving sexy ladies some of my money for intimate service


Worldwide


For closer to 2 years


Since 31 March, 2020


Fuck your world


Fuck your societies


Fuck your governments


Fuck your financial institutions


Fuck your social networks


And fuck your immaturity


The technical ban for me on paying for intimate service with sexy female partners and / or companions of my choice includes the following territories:


Indonesia


South Africa


Kenya


Tanzania, and


Thailand


In a similar although not the same way I don't tell a lady what day of the month to menstruate, from the perspective of my physiology and biology, don't tell me when I must, and cannot pay for those services either.


Particularly up until more recently, seemingly more compatible ladies for me show up around time intervals I'm "offline".


Extreme versions of that is me being in the presence of those ladies when I'm in a bed in a hospital, or when I'm too old to qualify for procuring those services.


It's not only with whom


And when


There are other mechanisms of control enforced to dominate the net intimate experience, if at all.


As well as tactics to incriminate prey and siphon them financially and emotionally. I document and publish some of those online at my public Google drive folders.


https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1PAVBmYqZ5_KnJqbwX97JGhvu4VG7qSIv


One of my unique capabilities is I'm emotionally indestructible. I have absolute immunity against emotional abuse, attacks and related traumas. I prove that many times over.


That doesn't imply I don't have feelings for myself and feelings for others. My emotional vitality, stability and power is unparallelled.


My physical being isn't indesructible. Even the world's top formula one cars' engines blow up if they're pushed to hard, for too long, without maintenance.


So after I'm forced back to South Africa for a second time, two of my mandatory requirements for me to participate in intimate activities with sexy ladies, are fraudulently struck out, those being


My health


And my finances


That's following a number of attempts from this end to reach out to the FBI of the United States 5+ months ago with primary focus on the financial warfare against me and / or my business ongoing for years.


As well as several international news reporters with interest in and / or that cover the topics at hand, both direct and related.


Without success


Over and above South Africa is previously proven, over several months, to be a location where I either risk ending up in jail, or I risk my life, when I go for paying to have sex with female partners.


Some of the "local" entertainment venues are notorious for patrons being threatened, robbed and / or assaulted by gangs at least almost immediately after heading out from those venues.


Especially if I go for a Bolt or Uber taxi hailer. Those bouncers, gangs, and "private" taxi drivers that patrol those roads are linked to those same clubs. If I don't pay them their fees for their "mandatory" services, they find a way to get that money of mine one way or another.


The entrance fee at some of the more up-market venues at South Africa covers one hour, full service plus the room, with one of hundreds of Thai ladies to choose from, at the sex capital of the world. And with ~70% of my next service provider's fee paid for as well.


I'm physically and financially fraudulently smashed. not only will others do anything to stop me from having sex with sexy ladies, they take it to the next level, again.


My business takes another round of boycotting. The market stops all new business for me while institutions escalate their financial assault against me.


And two weeks after i checkin to a "Jesus is Lord" church guest house at Yeoville, couples (and...) book two rooms at the same time on either side of the room I rent (of the 10's of rooms at the guest house). The walls have soft partitions.


They engage in all night sex and discussions. People aren't convinced the "war is over". Instead, in addition to my life being crushed, they go for breaking my spirit.


Fuck your species


I actually rent a corner room with two other rooms adjacent, those positioned orthogonally to the room I rent forming an L-shape.


Soon after I alert one of the two managers, Dennis [+27-63-545-5885] as to forms of all night disruptions that contribute to my sleep deprivation.


Voila


As if by magic


The effects are amplified


More boookings, more often ajacent the room I rent. More people per room. More noise. Until earlier hours of the morning. At the church guest house. That's linked to perpetuating my trauma.


Most anything I say


Is used against me


At least via that channel


There's a possibility I'm displaced from here using the same tactic employed a number of times when I'm forced to South Africa previously. That's to tell me the venue is fully booked on the day I'm to extend. And that's during off season.


I observe a similar effect when I'm at Indonesia. It's when I'm there the situation builds to the point where soon after I arrive at convenience stores the place goes from few to no people to packed.


https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1XdPch1R_LT9DdIhF_y0R6XIaphC7jfd6


Those people are all well outside the range of demographics of potential mates for me.


I'm displaced at least nine times on my prior forced visit to South Africa. That never happens once during my approximate decade of travel elsewhere. It's when I arrive at this guest house three weeks prior, I'm one of two "tennants" on the ground floor. Other bookings here are typically for 1-night.


One of the differences


Between South Africa


And elsewhere for me


Is immigration doesn't apply


Uninhibited and apparently without any restrictions and / or limitations, people other than myself have permission to do whatever they want, whenever they want. And wherever they want.


It's at 4am, 21 December, 2021 I smell smoke at the room I rent. And I hear the sound of a lighter repeatedly being flicked. Over and above the loud chatter coming from one of the rooms adjacent the one I go for. Their voices tells me it's at least two males, and one female.


I don't get any sleep yet. At 04:31, I press the stop button on an audio recording app on my phone. I delete that recording since my voice isn't on that recording and / or conversation. I don't feel at ease. My heart rate is elevated.


I smell weed previously coming from the rooms of other guests. Whatever is going on next door, that's different. I set my phone to audio record and I alert the manager on duty who tells me "they crazy kids", and shrugs his shoulders. No further action is taken from that end. The time is now 05:45am and their party is in full swing.


Not only can others


Do whatever they want


Also to my detriment


And intentionally


I decide at this time on this edited version of this report at 06:09am to put a hold on transmitting further information from this end, wherever possible. Since it's likely detrimental to me.


Before I'm forced back to South Africa this second time, I'm at Kenya for ~4.5 months. It's there, I rent accommodation from the same landlord for that full duration and / or visit.


It's on this path as a majority consensus of others I'm to be denied of all social priviledges and degrees of freedom again. And subject to other forms of trauma. Leading me to the point of predicament where I must choose whether I kill myself or not.


To serve as a final test


Of how much


I love myself


All efforts from this end to get off that path are proving unsuccessful for me. It's at this time my CNS is confused on healing and progress. Since whenever I create a possibility of that, I'm struck down again. It's a form of programming that tells my physical system "movement" is harmful to me.


The definition of a victim is "a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action". It's incredible there isn't a force or authority on earth to stop people from committing those crimes against me.


The hate you have for me


Is the hate you have


Within yourselves


Soon as I'm able to have another go at living my life - that's what I do. It's for you to see how many times it takes for you to be able to distinguish between "right" and "wrong", or until something else happens.


In reality, experience tells me there's no difference between the two. "Right" and "wrong" is ultimately dictated by those in power. Over and above the law and any policing and regulating authorities that exist on planet earth.


Mark Berchowitz

B.Sc. (Eng)


For some of my supporting information on this read and / or download the content from my public Google drive folders at the same level as the link I send you earlier in this report.


I document and publish more of my information indirectly applicable to this report at: https://www.greengazette.co.za/html/slu/

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https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur__visa_mastercard_network_is_unable_to_bill_my_existing_customers_ca1365894_25_02_2021

Visa / Mastercard network won't bill my existing paying customers' cards


So what do I do about this?


I build a system that runs across multiple payment gateways at the same time and looks out for fraudulent activity by the Visa / Mastercard network. I pull a report from the system which I publish online at:


https://www.greengazette.co.za/orders/billings/failed


It lists a sample of my business's service contracts terminated by financial institutions.


42.7% of my business's "existing" customer base linked to card billings is wiped out by financial institutions on subscriptions placed from 01 Jan, 2019 with at least the first payment paid for. In other words for every 100 orders or service contracts "signed" by my customers, ~43 are "torn up" by the Visa / Mastercard network. That's from my "existing" paying customers.


They're terminated contracts


Neither cancelled, nor billed


A service contract between my business and my customer must not be cancelled without either my, or my customer's authority to do so. Once a service contract is setup between my business and my customer - don't interfere or mess around with our agreement.


These activities are linked to you Visa, Mastercard and the banks that "hide" behind the payment gateways. How else do I see this? It's when 4 financial institutions around the world make demands for my attention ~5 months prior. All within the same week. The banks are based in different countries.


https://id.avalanches.com/borobudur_4_financial_institutions_around_the_world_demand_my_attention801520_13_09_2020


What's more surprising is it so happens to be from accounts linked to my debit cards I draw my money from ATM's and / or make purchases with. I have other accounts and linked debit cards. I only get compliance demands, frozen accounts, and blocked cards from institutions linked to my cards from which I access my money.


You Visa / Mastercard networks


Must do what my customers tell you to do


If my customer tells you to cancel a subscription with my business, do it. If they don't, don't. It's that simple.


Don't make decisions on behalf of my customers


With my fraud monitoring system now setup and running, when you as a customer place an order with Green Gazette SA, if a financial institution makes a decision for you on your behalf, linked to your order, you will find out about it.


Mark Berchowitz


On 28 February, 2021 I'm evicted from the Mint Hotel at Sandton. It's 2 days after I send my service level update out on this report. I stay there for over 2 months. I get 20 minutes to move out. It's before my checkout date which I pay for in advance.

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Standard Bank won't send me my email notifications for my transactions


I go for a basic update to my Standard Bank profile to set my business preferences to email for i) OTP, and ii) notifications. I get an SMS from the bank 2 days ago at 13:35 for option ii).


I dial their call center to go ahead with my updates. The bank's agent tells me it can't be done. Only i) OTP via email. Not notifications. This tells me the bank is confused. They don't know if they can send me my email notifications, or not.


There's a discrepancy


Between the SMS they send me


And their call center


So I go for the OTP option only. They can't even get that right. My call to Standard Bank I record is dropped before my instruction is confirmed done from the other end.


I call back. 5 times to follow up. All further calls from my number are cancelled. I call again. This time to another number. I get through. My call is answered after ~11 minutes. It's then dropped again.


You banks must do


What I tell you to do


Or your banking licenses


Will be suspended


There's already an awareness on Avalanches World News where Nedbank can't figure out how to update my mobile number over several months. And a number of other financial institutions that go for cutting me off from access to my money:


  • 2020-10-01 PayPal locks GGSA's money away & cannot be reached
  • 2020-08-06 PayPal withhold GGSA's money to "Keep me Safe"
  • 2020-07-09 Access to my money, rendered inaccessible [PayPal]
  • 2020-06-28 My money to my account, which turns to a black hole [Wirecard, AG]
  • 2020-06-28 Is my money transferred to my account, or not [PayPal]


References at: https://www.greengazette.co.za/html/slu


Mark Berchowitz


Calls I make to the bank I record and are available at my Google Drive shared folder: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1mEk3-3podhCnpYdLPm6_61W8SxZVx9qi

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https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur_im_banned_from_having_sex_across_the_globe1152508_25_12_2020
https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur_im_banned_from_having_sex_across_the_globe1152508_25_12_2020
https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur_im_banned_from_having_sex_across_the_globe1152508_25_12_2020
https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur_im_banned_from_having_sex_across_the_globe1152508_25_12_2020
https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur_im_banned_from_having_sex_across_the_globe1152508_25_12_2020

I'm not allowed to pay for sex, across the globe, for more than twelve months


This is a sequel to report https://id.avalanches.com/seminyak_end_of_my_sex_life_declared_in_bali830246_22_09_2020


So following my several years of travelling. I'm at Bali at Indonesia 8 February, 2020. Direct from my 6 month visit at Vietnam.


It's where my sex life ends 31 March, 2020


Then after ~8 months at Indonesia


I arrive at South Africa 19 November, 2020


It's 9,301km away from Jakarta where I confirm


I'm not allowed to pay for sex across the globe


For more than twelve months strait


The prior report details some of my initiatives on a national scale at Indonesia to find a companion willing to have sex with me for some of my money. According to UK news I'm "Thailand's famous sex tourist". I live at the sex capital of the world in Thailand for 3 years previously during my travels at Asia.


At South Africa, I discover a number of online websites where intimate service providers advertise. Some are non-responsive. As for others, there's an introduction. I get a thank you. Then I'm blocked. And blocked again.


This is the link to the Whatsapp Transcript between myself and one of the service providers, with contact number as +27609556843: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C4ki4bcEkJ3Hz0S-lVogXyqCmHaO3jXG?usp=sharing


In summary


I go from paying for sex with up to four ladies a day


To zero across the globe, for more than twelve months


For me being banned, it's my guarantee


I'm number one


I take a photo of myself in the shower at the room I rent in Borobudur, Central Java within 5km of the largest Buddhist temple in the world ~4 months ago. On this report, a photo of me, at 46 years old, at zero exercise, zero sex, for 7+ months strait, now at twelve months


How is this possible


I'm a rejuvenation master


Mark Berchowitz B.Sc.Eng


Approaching one year outage for me on service I go for a series of further attempts. Working ladies are convinced I'm not allowed to pay for sex service. And that the declaration of the end of my sex life must continue indefinitely.


What previously takes me as little 5 seconds to get a go ahead to pay for sex service with someone I never meet before now takes me more than one year.


Soon after I find a way to resume my intimate activities, the market quickly turns against me, chokes my business, monitors, and throttles my income.


Together with the financial institutions that wipe out my existing customer base. By not billing them.


Service providers hike their fees for me to ensure I can no longer participate in the market. Thus abruptly terminating the possibility of me being able to pay for sex.


Again.


All of a sudden, what's calculated as affordable for me, at least as of 28 April, 2021 is backpackers accommodation, and food.


It’s absolutely unbelievable how far people will go to stop me as a man from giving a lady some of my money for intimate service.


I estimate the average level of maturity, at least of the South African nation, to be equivalent to that of an eight year old or lower.


The link to my Google Drive folder with other photos and screenshots is available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1C3htRqMYhn7PdINml06UfcXHmHoSCD2h


Of the several news reporters I contact on this topic when I'm at Indonesia, I get one response:


"...wildly inappropriate"

Samantha Rosen

Editor | NextAdvisor

[email protected]


Samantha area of expertise includes tourism and the island of Bali, a popular destination for sex tourists.


In other words, it's perfectly normal, natural, and "appropriate" a man be disqualified from having sex. This suggests the level of maturity of adults on this planet to also be equivalent to that of an eight year old, or lower.


My financial freedom is near wiped out by force. when I’m in public, people go for harassing me.


On the streets. In the malls. At the supermarkets. At venues I visit. They charge at me at pace. Males. One or more. They go for a surprise close pass-by, and / or hover around me, and / or bump into me. Heading for worse.


I record online I’m displaced 10 times from my different places of domicile since I return to South Africa. I’m not displaced once during my several years overseas.


And im blocked at O.R. Tambo airport from departing from South Africa as well.


So I’m not allowed to stay


And im not allowed to leave


I head toward breaking or have already broken the world record as the most disrespected human being on this planet.


My social status


Is wiped out


I go from being


One of the most respected


To the least


By collaborative force


The joint strikes, in one form or another, against me and my business are unending. the idea from the other end is to keep at it until I can no longer sustain further "physical" and financial damage.


For the first time, my business trading for 13 years is boycotted progressively over 9 months by 59.1% from September, 2020.


Unless something changes remaining outcomes is for forced physical violence to be triggered from the other end, and forced closure of my business.


In the midst of a possible personal recovery for me, I book a room of my own near one of the most densely populated areas in Johannesburg.


Neither I, nor the community are able to find me a single companion to accept some of my money for service. At double or more the fee other locals pay for same. For physiques I go for.


Other than one or two


With the thighs big enough


To kick-start a Boeing 747


Without a helmet


Instead, days after I check-in, they are able to arrange for couples (or...) to book rooms adjacent and opposite the one I rent. And engage in sex during morning, afternoon, and night. Ensuring their activities don’t go unnoticed.


I hear bodies slamming against one another repeatedly, and ladies screaming frantically in joy and ecstasy.


As of 21 July, 2021, my "blackouts" on sex is in the region of 6 weeks. The idea from the other end is to extend these "blackouts" for me for as long as possible, if not indefinitely.


The Department of Home Affairs won't produce my first South African ID card. More than 8 weeks after I apply and pay for it 20 May, 2021 at one of their branches at Standard Bank.

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https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur_locals_team_up_with_officials_to_withhold_my_id_card962897_30_10_2020
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Locals team up with officials to withhold my ID card


13 June, 2020 i go for a scooter rental with license number L5944PB from Teman Petulang, with business address as 9 Wonocolo gg vi 9, Surabaya, contact number +62 856-4909-3091. The terms on rental is 300k deposit, passport or government issued ID card, and 1,500k for the rental.


A month goes by. 12 jul, 2020 I extend and pay up front for an additional month at 1,500k to 13 August, 2020


internet connectivity drops to ~2mbps and / or becomes unavailable via my 3 devices. my 2 phones, and my one laptop. phones have 4g connection via XL and Telkomsel mobile networks. in one day, i book and / or go for 3 different hotels to get a useful wi-fi connection to the internet, that is i) Continent My Hotel, ii) the Grand Darmo Suite, and iii) Quest Hotel Darmo


It's a no go on internet connectivity


On the 4th day into the second month rental, on 16 July I call for early termination on the rental and forfeit the bulk of the monthly fee to relocate. I arrange and pay for onward travels. The rental agent is called to the quest hotel to conclude the arrangements


Not so simple


The scooter rental agent becomes unavailable and / or disappears. On an agreement to meet at the hotel, the agent doesn't show up. I call for the police from the quest hotel reception (on voice recording). The police cannot be reached


I forfeit and / or abort on my onward travels


I can't leave without my ID card


I head on over to the regional police station. I go for filing a report on my missing ID document. the report is not filed. I don't get a stamp and / or formal registration on my statement, nor is the situation resolved. The agent cannot be contacted from the police station either


I leave the scooter and keys at the police station explicitly requesting my ID card be retrieved in return for the scooter and / or keys. I text the agent via whatsapp. Messages sent to the agent have one check mark. That is, are undelivered


the agent cannot be reached


The agent has the monthly rental fee in cash, plus my money as cash deposit, plus my ID card. it's discovered police give the agent the keys and scooter to the agent as well, without obtaining my ID card. I'm in a predicament. I don't have my id, and i must move on


Police and / or agent stall on me recovering my card while I'm in the vicinity


According to the agent via Whatsapp "sorry yerterday i am so bussy". This doesn't explain how the agent has time to get the keys and scooter from the station and not give back my ID card. i proceed with my second go at my onward travels. Soon as i arrive at my next destination, my ID card suddenly becomes available 24 x 7, 327km from where I'm at.


there's a catch


It turns out a courier cannot collect my card for me. The rental agent assumes the identity of the police, calling me back to the station 327km away. The guy also has my money on the deposit. Looking at my prior recent review on Google and / or Trustpilot where my banking cards are frozen and / or my money is rendered inaccessible to me, it appears authorities are after my identity documents as well.


This is the only scooter rental agent to be found in the city that accepts ID cards as "guarantee". All other agents that offer rentals insist on passport as a mandatory requirement.


In addition to photos I take, I have with me voice record at the hotel reception, plus on the visit to the regional police station where officers are advised up front on the recorded session, as well as transcript on Whatsapp communications, plus forfeited hotel bookings and travel arrangements.


Mark Berchowitz


https://goo.gl/maps/94tbjfQJXazioZdv5

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https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur_police_fbi_amp_immigration_at_the_room_i_rent961172_30_10_2020
https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur_police_fbi_amp_immigration_at_the_room_i_rent961172_30_10_2020
https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur_police_fbi_amp_immigration_at_the_room_i_rent961172_30_10_2020
https://avalanches.com/id/borobudur_police_fbi_amp_immigration_at_the_room_i_rent961172_30_10_2020

Police, "FBI" & immigration, at the room I rent


11 Aug, 2020 date, I head on downstairs at D'Salvatore Hotel, Yogyakarta at around 13:00 to extend for a day. It's to give me a few hours to pack before I'm onto my next destination.


There's new staff at reception. I go for a cash payment for the 1-day topup. The staff don't want give me a receipt. Eventually the receipt book is out. Now there's resistance to put the date on the document. Plus which night my payment is for.


I ask for my receipt again. The staff member heads over to the PC, then goes for a printout on the statement, which excludes the cash payment I make. I take a photo of the cash, and receipt. I blast the staff. I proceed to tear the receipt from the book.


It's attempted "counter fraud".


I head back to the room I rent on the 3rd floor. Then downstairs 10's of minutes later. The lobby is full of "visitors". Possibly as many as 15-20 men. I see 2 police officers in uniform stationed at the entrance. I walk up to the guys. I brief them on the happenings pointing to the reception desk.


I'm out the hotel for a few minutes. I return. A guy approaches me with a badge, not in uniform, introducing himself as the "FBI". Hereinafter referred to as "the FBIG" (FBI guy). With the police meters from us in the lobby, I assume it's legitimate. We head on over to a table near the lobby where the interview commences.


I'm asked to show the "FBI" my passport.


It's off to my rented room. I notice the FBIG following me, followed by 10-15 of his associates. All not in uniform. I enter my rented room, the FBIG follows, and the others shuffling to get into the room. I ask the FBIG that the others wait outside for the interview to resume.


I direct our attention to my Google review on my ID card withheld by officials in another province. I back up further questioning on the facts with whatsapp transcripts, documents & so on. I exchange contact details with the FBIG, name shown on whatsapp as Aldhino.


Net result.


I get a commitment from the "FBI".


It's to recover my ID card.


The next day I hear knocking at the door to my rented room. I think it's my ID card to be delivered. It's not. The hotel has my contact details. There's a direct line from reception to the phone in my rented room. I don't get a call. It could be staff. Housekeeping. Someone at the wrong room.


Turns out, it's immigration.


Officer Radita in uniform and two others and / or government resources looking to join in at my rented room.


I'm presented with a warrant.


It's to inform me there are changes to government policies on the temporary stay permit validity. It looks odd. I'm not required to sign or provide proof I've received the update on the stay permit. I have whatsapp contact details of another immigration officer, Madis (see photo), I meet at their offices in Surabaya that doesn't respond on my requests for an update.


I do however get an update from my Visa agent MPG, on request from this end, informing I have 2 (two) days for a 5.7 million option to extend my stay permit as a social visa (see photo).


The information doesn't match.


So it's within 24 hours, as I'm about to move on, the police, "FBI" & immigration are at the hotel and / or my rented room. It looks similar to the ID card withholding "game" to delay and / or trip me up in moving on from Surabaya, weeks prior (as detailed in my other review).


I pay double for accommodation while resolving these surprises. Extending where I'm at, and where I'm to go to. This is not uncommon. Similar tactics are used to get me to pay double to book and / or pay for flights, accommodation and so on as per my other Google reviews.


I get my ID card from reception.


My other bookings and money paid over on Agoda is forfeited (see photos). It's discovered the FBIG is a member of Reserse Kriminal. An organization with authority to, on demand, order the release and / or take possession of my ID card away from provincial level police (East Java). To be delivered to me.


The FBIG asks if there's anything else he may be able to assist with. I share information on what's going on with Immigration and ask that he look into this with facts provided. Turns out their organization doesn't look into government affairs. According to the FBIG, it's beyond their scope (see transcript).


They don't investigate government.


So on my intent to move on.


It's police, "FBI", & immigration.


My onward travels are tripped up.


Second time in a row.


I see the photo on the "FBI" guy's whatsapp profile is gone. Means I'm blocked, or he deleted his profile photo and /or, or he deleted his whatsapp account. I run a double check on my second phone. I key in the guy's number. His photo shows up on my other phone (see photos).


Mark Berchowitz


Supporting media, documents available at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1D8lJVjNCOUTnLa50IGd7F7NTPf6MfWNq


Images of the whatsapp transcript between myself and the "FBI" guy is at: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/10bt3MUuMzKAJ98LCV4gk0CPlnICwPypd

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5 Gambar Inovasi Perabotan rumah tangga menyambut Metaverse


Facebook mengganti namanya menjadi “Meta”. Hal ini dilakukan Facebook untuk menanggapi visi baru mereka dalam menyambut kedatangan Metaverse di era yang akan datang. Apa itu Metaverse? Pada dasarnya Metaverse adalah bagian dari Internet yang berfokus pada realitas virtual bersama, seringkali sebagai bentuk media sosial. Metaverse dalam arti yang lebih luas mungkin tidak hanya merujuk pada dunia virtual yang dioperasikan oleh perusahaan media sosial tetapi seluruh spektrum augmented reality.

Menanggapi perkembangan zaman yang berpusat pada digitalisasi, hampir semua industri fisik lainnya juga perlu melakukan adaptasi. Salah satunya dalam dunia desain interior. Seperti kutipan dari Innovation and Performance in SME furniture industries: An International Comparative Case Studies yang mengatakan “Innovation has been traditionally considered as a generator of competitiveness, which leads to superior performance.” Dapat disimpulkan bahwa inovasi dalam industri desain interior merupakan salah satu aspek yang membuat desain interior dapat terus relevan dan diminati oleh konsumen. Berikut adalah beberapa foto inovasi desain produk menanggapi datangnya era metaverse atau augmented reality.

1. Meja Anti Gravitasi


Meja ini merupakan sebuah pengembangan dari konsep fisik dasar tegangan. Pada dasarnya meja ini didirikan atas dasar struktur tali yang diletakan pada arah berlawanan sehingga menimbulkan tekanan yang menyeimbangkan meja. Alhasil efek dari sistem ini adalah sebuah ilusi produk yang seakan-akan melayang dan melawan hukum gravitasi.


2. Gaming Treadmill


Gaming Treadmill adalah sebuah platform yang akan segera dibutuhkan oleh banyak orang dalam memasuki era metaverse, terutama segmen augmented reality. Teknologi Virtual Reality yang ada saat ini tidak menyelesaikan masalah kepekaan ruang oleh pengguna. Keterbatasan ruang gerak membuat pengalaman pengguna VR terbatas. Dengan adanya 360 degree treadmill seperti gambar diatas, pengguna akan mampu bergerak, berlari, melompat dengan bebas tanpa takut terbentur oleh pembatas ruang.

3. Console Table


Didunia yang semakin wireless, penampakan kebersihan ruang yang bersih juga merupakan sebuah nilai tambah yang sangat diminati pengguna. Meja umum yang kita sering lihat umumnya


memiliki beberapa jumlah kaki meja, namun model meja konsol seperti ini memungkinkan tampilan ruang yang lebih modern dan ruang kaki yang lebih luas.

4. Magnetic Levitated Chair


Sebuah kursi seharusnya didesain sesuai dengan bentuk tubuh pengguna, dalam bidang desain hal ini sering disebut dengan istilah ergonomi, salah satu hal yang dapat mendukung sifat ergonomi ini adalah fleksibilitas. Oleh karena itu kursi yang dilevitasi dengan magnet akan mampu memiliki sudut tidak terbatas baik dalam hal kemiringan recliner maupun arah hadap.

5. Holographic Furniture


Tentu banyak orang sudah mendengar tentang keberadaan NFT (Non fungible token) dan bagaimana NFT merupakan komoditas yang sangat berharga dimasa depan, oleh karena itu sebuah furniture yang sebelumnya menjadi tempat display vas atau patung sebagai barang berharga, lama kelamaan akan tergantikan dengan kebutuhan display NFT sebagai barang koleksi. Hal ini dapat di implementasikan dalam desain fungsi perabotan yang “embracing” kebutuhan display barang digital dengan cara menggunakan layer maupun display hologram.

Selain kelima perabotan diatas masih banyak lagi inovasi yang berhubungan dengan Metaverse. Semoga Industri interior akan semakin inovatif dan memampukan terwujudnya gaya hidup yang semakin baik.

Teks oleh: Eric Rahardjo Hoputro (Mahasiswa Jurusan Desain Interior, Universitas Kristen Petra).

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GOD, YOUR LOVE KENYA

It's unfortunate how we become political every electioneering year

Shouting who we are supporting

Who supported you for the last five years?

God, your love Kenya


Who paid Your rent, school fees for your kids,facilities food on your table just to name a few

God, your love Kenya


Cutting across tribal lines... This is mediocrity Bana,

We need to think inner ward lyrics and outside the box,

It's no longer about where the president, comes from, my tribe how did it benefit you?

You probably buying cooking Oil the same price as everyone else is...

This frustrating country my Kenya

God, Your love Kenya


Everything is above the sky

skyrocketing prices on every basic commodity

Kutoka kwa mafuta hadi Unga

God, your love Kenya


I walk into a Supermarket I no longer buy any commodity for quality but for quantity and price consideration is my first priority.

God, your love Kenya


But till when will this go On....

How SURE AM I?

I will not be put in the same shifty hole after 8th August 2022

God, Your love Kenya


We can't tell but then again we are left with ONE, To gather our thoughts and, for once make a sober and informed decisions in terms of who you vote in various seats....

God, Your love Kenya


Fail to which the suffering continues and we pass it to the next generation what a shame?

I wonder what our forefathers are thinking at this certain moments

God, Your love Kenya

It's like we probably sold our country but for WHAT?, You would ask yourself... Is it worth

We have spearheaded development in East and Central Africa we are so Much head compared with other neighboring countries...

But at what expense?

OUR CULTURE, ENVIRONMENT DEGRADATION, HERITAGE AND HUMAN EXISTENCE....

I really wonder...

God, Your love Kenya


We live at a time where the money you earn is not enough to cater most people livelihoods

Living in a deficit chasing money more than yourself....

God, your love Kenya

CATCH it if you may, Your life depends on it

Save yourself from the life your have created around yourself

Staying true to your course, your true happiness, love and harmony essentials for our soul

God, your love Kenya


My Country Kenya as we Go to Elections

I love you

May you be Peaceful

I pray and believe

Amen

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https://avalanches.com/ru/kazan_v_kazany_roshvardeits_vpolnyly_zadachy_po_obespechenyiu_bezopasnosty_vo2436125_13_06_2022

В Казани росгвардейцы выполнили задачи по обеспечению безопасности во время празднования Дня России


Военнослужащие казанского специального моторизованного полка Приволжского округа Росгвардии, бойцы ОМОН «Ак Барс» и сотрудники вневедомственной охраны Росгвардии по Республике Татарстан выполнили задачи по обеспечению безопасности жителей и гостей республики во время праздничных мероприятий, посвященных Дню России.

Традиционно, наиболее массовым местом проведения праздничных мероприятий для жителей и гостей столицы республики стала площадка возле центра семьи «Казан», где побывало около 35 тысяч человек. Помимо концерта с участием творческих коллективов и артистов эстрады там было организовано множество развлекательных зон. Завершилось мероприятие красочным салютом над акваторией реки Казанки.

Задачи по охране общественного порядка и обеспечению безопасности во время праздничных мероприятий выполнили военнослужащие казанского специального моторизованного полка Приволжского округа ВНГ России, сотрудники вневедомственной охраны и бойцы ОМОН «Ак Барс» Управления Росгвардии по Республике Татарстан во взаимодействии с сотрудниками МВД по РТ и работниками частных охранных организаций.

Благодаря совместной работе Росгвардии и МВД, при участии работников ЧОО, грубых нарушений общественного порядка и безопасности не допущено.


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Meet the 78 years old High school graduate Ted Sams...


It was a joyfull moment for Ted Sams (78) and his family when he finally walked on stage to receive his high school diploma sixty years after he missed his 1962 graduation because of some teenage mischief and $4.80 (E3.40) overdue library fine he owed at his former school.


During his high school days, Ted and a friend were in a photography class when they were caught by the vice principal for photographing people without their consent and Ted was later suspended, leading to him missing the final exam and graduation. While he tried keeping up with his studies by attending summer school, Ted then found that he couldn't get his diploma because of the overdue library fine book.


“So I just walked away from it and said, 'Forget it',” he says.


In 2022, after much persuasion from his family Ted joined San Gabriel California High school in Los Angeles and got his high school diploma


Sams says he never expected to be back in high school 60 years later after he dropped out. He recounted how he would repeatedly complain to his children how a meagre $4.80 kept him from having a degree.


His daughter Sherry then suprised him by asking San Gabriel High in Los Angeles for a reprint of his diploma so he can attend graduation.


Luckily for him, the school hasn't thrown away the diploma and It was kept in a box, in senior archives.


In 27 May, Ted received an invitation from the school to be part of the graduation ceremony. The ceremony was attended by his wife and five children.


Even though it has been a long hard road, Ted says attaining his diploma has been a great achievement for him and the graduation was one of the highlights of his life.


“Actually, when he walked and got his diploma, every person on that stage hugged him and then the whole class applauded for him,” Sherry says.


Although the $4.80 fine hasn't been paid, Ted is now a graduate of San Gabriel High School's class of 2022.

Source: News24

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