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  1. Philippines' Duterte gives Canada 1 week to take back garbage or 'we will declare war' Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday reportedly threatened to "declare war" against Canada within the next week if the country fails to remove tons of garbage that was previously shipped to Manila. Duterte, in remarks aired by state media and reported by The Canadian Press, said he will "give a warning to Canada maybe next week that they better pull that thing out or I will set sail." "I will declare war against them. I will advise Canada that your garbage is on the way. Prepare a grand reception. Eat it if you want to," he said. "Your garbage is coming home." https://www.foxnews.com/world/duterte-philippines-canada-garbage-declare-war
  2. Sometimes, the US gives away its advanced technology for free, such as it did with the Space Shuttle. It's no wonder that the Russian version looked like a twin to the American original. The Original The Russian Copy “From the mid-1970s through the early 1980s, NASA documents and NASA-funded contractor studies provided the Soviets with their most important source of unclassified material in the aerospace area. Soviet interests in NASA activities focused on virtually all aspects of the space shuttle. Documents acquired dealt with airframe designs (including the computer programs on design analysis), materials, flight computer systems, and propulsion systems. This information allowed Soviet military industries to save years of scientific research and testing time as well as millions of rubles as they developed their own very similar space shuttle vehicle.” http://www.nbcnews.com/id/18686090/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/how-soviets-stole-space-shuttle/
  3. This begs the question of why have any sort of border at all... whether it's hard or soft, it will always still be a border. I know that this is a touchy or sticky issue, but it's still an unresolved issue.
  4. I only share the stories that my wife will find interesting, such as the "BigMac" story. She was just as surprised as the rest of us, and couldn't figure out why the American never bothered to travel to the Phils to see his (so-called) dying wife.
  5. Not as bad as when my neighbor(s) hacked/changed my wifi password and locked me out
  6. Asawa made a batch and they turned moldy after a few days... Willing to share your recipe?
  7. My health actually improved in the Philippines. I no longer need the half dozen prescription medicines that I used in the States. As far as Aircon, my wife shuts it off after running it for only 5 minutes because she gets the chills. However, she doesn't mind the wall-mounted electric fan that I always keep turned on with the highest setting.
  8. Well, my 26 year old daughter is a millennial, living in the USA , and she is always on Facebook and Twitter, so much so that she is always too busy to answer my phone calls from the Philippines. Instead of her being too busy as an excuse, I'm starting to believe that she (as well as many other millennials) have lost their ability to have actual conversations with their biological voices!
  9. This has happened several times over the years, but he consistently comes back the very next day with my mail in one hand and an open palm extended with his other hand.
  10. I'm not really sure if I'm breaking any rules or laws... oh well, this is the Philippines and so many rules and laws are always being broken over here anyway, ha ha, but I always give a 50 piso note to the same PHILPOST man for over 3 years whenever he delivers my mail from the USA. Maybe it's a coincidence? (or maybe it's not?), but I always receive all of my mail from the USA.
  11. Since we now have a precedent, why can’t a Filipina (born and raised in the Philippines) with an American dad and a Filipina mom, represent the USA in the next Miss Universe? It would definitely give the USA a fighting chance.
  12. Beware! In the USA, Tip Jar Money at Starbucks could be going to well paid managers and not to the baristas who actually serve you.
  13. Now that we have 2 threads on senior discounts, I’m left wondering if any of the same expats that boasted about leaving big tips at Jollibee (in a different topic) are now looking for discounts at Jollibee. If so, we’s a strange lot... ain’t we?
  14. I guess that I don't really have it so bad afterall. My biggest early morning disturbances are the sales calls at 7:30 AM... usually from Globe wanting me to upgrade to Fiber or local banks always wanting my wife to borrow money.
  15. Gaining independence is not always easy. My country would have had it much easier if we had remained with Britain, but we chose to become independent. Independence was costly to both sides but we Yanks overcame many new challenges to create a new system of government, an armed forces and a new currency. Plus, we even managed to find the time to create our very own language.
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