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  1. There's a wave of child abuse and trafficking everywhere, and the Philippines is a magnet for filth. In the meantime in the US, Trump is busting pedophile rings all over the country and passing legislation to combat human trafficking http://archive.is/VQesR http://archive.is/NsNVD Sex traffickers took hundreds from Thailand to US http://archive.is/BhsEV Sex Trafficking Arrests Soar; MSM Ignores http://archive.is/VQesR Sessions Declares Fight Against Elite Pedophiles A Top Priority http://archive.is/NiDB9 238 arrested in sweep of suspected child sex predators http://archive.is/Gu0Sg Marshalls Seek Unregistered Sex Offenders, Arrest 12 http://archive.is/HmsMn 84 kids rescued, 120 human traffickers arrested http://archive.is/cS2VE DOJ Arrests More than 1,000 Child Sex Predators http://archive.is/tF1bz By the time Trump is done, a lot of foul people in high places will be taken down.
  2. I agree, and I will go further. Bitcoin etc are anonymous, permissionless systems. Right now you've got malware out there hijacking computers and demanding payment in bitcoin--a payment system that isn't supposed to be traceable, making attractive to criminals. Then you've got North Korea, supposedly raising funds through hacking bitcoin exchanges and perhaps even mining it. That sort of thing won't be allowed to last, I predict. But, cryptocurrencies can be implemented as systems that have secure IDs and are permission-based. That's where the future of blockchain-based currency will likely be, because it's something central banks can monitor and control.
  3. I've done rather well but this will not end well.
  4. Desk top Computer

    I don't really do desktops any more. I prefer a laptop, that way I can take my work with me easily when I travel. Anyway, a good gaming laptop can play most games and run multiple monitors. I run 3 at home, and 2 on the road. One uses the HDMI port, and the other is a portable monitor that works through USB. https://www.bestbuy.com/site/msi-gs-series-stealth-pro-15-6-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-1tb-hdd-256gb-ssd-aluminum-black/5712735.p?skuId=5712735
  5. I am also curious what "boots on the ground" types are experiencing. I don't completely trust official data.
  6. Another Salary question.

    Labor is very very cheap in the Ph. It's not a place you go if what you want to do is make money off your own labor. There's a reason working Filipinos are always trying to find work elsewhere. Your circumstances have to be very special, in my opinion.
  7. One foot at a time.....

    And sometimes full bodies!
  8. I use Xoom exclusively and it has always been fast and convenient.
  9. The ugly embarrassing foreigner

    I haven't met a-hole Westerners in the Phils. One dude I am friends with still. Some Spanish college age' vacationers might qualify as aholes (both male and female) but I digress since everybody is entitled to be stupid when they're young and dumb. They were rich spoiled kids on vacay. That said, if the typical expat can be judged from what you see and hear about on online, they aren't people I'd terribly inclined to be friends with. I'd rather hang out with my wife's relatives next time I am there, good people, they remind me of my own folks. That said, generalizations can be wrong, since individuals are all different. I like this board from all the ones I visited when I was looking for info a while back, because it's the only one I know of that isn't full of creepy people. Weirdos I am OK with, I'm a bit eccentric myself.
  10. Expat fight at McDonalds

    You got to be kidding me. It's like an old fart version of Mos Eisely Cantina.
  11. The ugly embarrassing foreigner

    I thought Germans didn't smile and preferred invading neighbors.
  12. Were you once special forces?
  13. opening bank account as a tourist

    Maybe it's hi risk but the returns...financing some crops small amount we'll see how it goes.
  14. It's solved through a deathmatch. Two Filipinas enter the octagon, but only one Filipina leaves (and gets the man).