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Tom in Texas

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About Tom in Texas

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    Dallas, Texas -- Lapu Lapu, Cebu
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    Pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, cue sports and Big Lebowski pursuits.

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  1. Check the third photo from the top. 😈
  2. Sneak snack quack attack
  3. Just plain stupid gun owners give guns a bad name.
  4. Art - When I hot wired Little Red for a spin in Angeles City, one of the ladies left a pack of Marlboro on the center console. Feel free to smoke em or toss em.
  5. Did the planes crash?.... or make radical reversals of direction?😏
  6. I may be mistaken, but we used to walk from Ayala to Quest to eat, and I believe we used to cut through a covered parking garage and avoid crossing under at overpass.
  7. One big downfall - Poverty? Houses are like good looking girlfriends... leave them alone too long and bad things start to happen. Wife's brother lives in PI house, which wife inspects by video every so often (and gets reports from her "spy" nieces) and threatens to evict him and sell if not well maintained... and he knows she means it. When we are in PI, one of my sisters or nieces stay at the US house. Among other concerns, we have five dogs. We would have to win the lottery to board them while we are away... more importantly, my wife would divorce me if I even suggested boarding our "children." So for me, juggling and dealing with family to keep 2 houses occupied and maintained is the main downfall... other than the duplicate expenses mentioned in the above post. Condos would be much more convenient, and maybe less expensive...... but did I mention five dogs?? ☹️☹️
  8. The Jetsurf and Seabob would be tons of fun, and even useful on occasion. The remainder remind me of "Jackass, the Movie" stunt material... quadriplegia waiting to happen.
  9. Burning money is cheaper than fire wood.
  10. Thanks. I'll add these to my daily readings of RT News and InfoWars. I'm feeling much less ignorant already.
  11. Facebook is not a main stream media news agency. Your decision not to read main stream media will surely enhance the depths of your knowledge. Can you recommend a few "alternative news groups" that I could read? I certainly want to stay abreast of alternative facts so that I will not be ignorant.
  12. Maybe, maybe not... usually not. Restaurants, diners, cafes, etc., (as other tip establishments) have various compensation and tip sharing schemes. My sister was a bartender at high end clubs/restaurants during the 80s and 90s. She took or changed jobs on occasion due to the tip sharing scheme between bartenders, bar backs, waitresses, hostesses, cashier, cooks, etc.
  13. I wish this was true in US. My hats off to OZ on this and many other matters off topic to this thread.
  14. No, I add the tip amount at the proper place provided by the credit card company. However, when in PI I do make special trips to ATM or money changers as needed so as to have money for purchases and tips. I always get pesos at DFW or ICN so that I will have money for fees, tips, etc., when I arrive in Mactan. I would feel very uncomfortable wandering around PI with no cash. Guess I'm just chicken. Just curious, if you or your son use cabs, trikes, jeepneys or other services that do not accept credit cards, what do you do, just stiff them?
  15. Haha.... nothing gets people worked up like money. My wife will drive 20 miles to use a dollar off coupon... and proudly tell me with a smile how she saved a dollar. She's happy she thinks she saved a dollar, I'm happy she thinks she saved a dollar.