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      New Members: Click Here   03/09/2017

      Hello. If you are a new member, and feel a bit apprehensive about posting in the "open" forums, or, just wish to get your "sea legs" prior to posting in the open forums, feel free to post anything you wish to talk about, in the Newbies Forum. No one will bother you, or give you any sort of grief. Everyone there is happy to help you get answers to your questions.


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  1. Not too worried about sugar free,as you could tell if you saw me
  2. Yah, I know I will be sending a number of boxes and began to think of a container instead. I hauled over a bunch of cloths and footware last trip (plus sizes) as well as some hand tools. Really don't want to forget anything that I will need as I plan on making only one more exit from the US, no reason to come back. Would appreciate any more ideas on what to bring that i might need but not find there. Thanks Dafy for tip on fasteners and a grill. Thanks to all.
  3. Am moving from southeast US to outside Davao in one year and wondering whether to sell household items (pennies on dollar) and ship by balikbayan or to go by container.What would you do if you had to do over? What hassels vs costs involved ?
  4. Don't know if she enjoyed it but I certainly did !
  5. In my line of work I have used stun guns as well as a tazer. They are quit different. A stun gun has the electrodes a fixed distance apart, approx. 1 1/2". It is only the muscle between those two electrodes which are affected and thus are of limited use. a tazer has a cartridge with 2 fishing hook like electrodes encased. It is shot at the intended target, the catridge separates, and the electrodes travel in 2 seperate directions, one high one low . The electrodes penetrate the target's skin in a spread, the greater the distance from the target the greater the spread. Each electrode remains connected to the tazer with a thin wire which is energized when the tazer trigger is again pulled. This distrupts the nervious system (and thus the muscle) between the two electrodes. This last statement is true for tazers and stun guns. The difference between the two lies it the electrode spread and thus in the target's level of compliance. Stun guns are at best a suprise weapon maybe giving you a second to flee but will never paralyze your attacker. It is also limited by it's rated voltage. Never ever trust even a high powered stun gun to save your life ! I am used to using them and would never bother to carry one.
  6. Also helps when the Philippines stays off retirement lists. Do not need it western lite.
  7. A stun gun ? Don't know if they are legal for foreigners to own in the Philippines. If i had to guess, I would say no. They are limited defensive weapons but beats having nothing.
  8. but when portable often not permanent
  9. I am so sick of the pc crap in the US. I guess they would rather have neutered troops that could not win a war if required. One of the big reasons I am out of here in less then a year. Must be something in the water.
  10. In response to the video I would say that throwing money at children is much easier then taking the time to teach them values. Unfortunately, this has become the norm for too many families in the US. As to the welfare state the US, this was created by a political / big business alliance. Politicians did this to get votes on your dollar. Big Business LOVES this so they can pay low wages and low, if any, benefits. You and I are paying it. The same reasons for illegal immigration. i live in a state here less than half of the population is working without government assistance. Got to love it !
  11. I can also give a thumbs up for Johnnyair, good company. Amazon does not charge taxes in all US states. It depends on the agreement they have with the state
  12. A couple of years ago, Philheath slapped higher premiums on overseas workers and got away with it. Now it is the expats' turn. They are just bleeding anyone they can get hold of, a leech will always be a leech. More fun in the Philippines.
  13. Also known as between a rock and a hard place.
  14. I think for many retired expats the reality is either Philhealth or nothing, darn grim. I have found all other forms of medical insurance becoming unaffordable after a couple of years. If I missed something, let me know
  15. Just another long nose tax. The philippines can't support itself so they are trying to get others to do it for them. Maybe time to consider other alternatives for retirement and give the Philippines the middle finger.