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  1. Either I no longer understand English, or I do not understand it as spoken here! The question in OP was a simple yes or no answer I thought, I guess not. Like asking Filipino a question it seams.!
  2. Ah, but if is US, it will not likely have bone, cartilage, and hair in it. So what is your answer cebubird, does S&R have cheap US ground beef?
  3. So do they have US ground beef in S&R?
  4. Have not been there, but have seen pictures of warning sign on underground river about not getting water on you as full of parasites. Malaria? Leprosy? Terrorist? all these have been reported thru the years, but it is pretty in the pictures.
  5. What is MSM news?
  6. In the 70's and 80's, soju was responsible for many deaths, and injuries to US forces, and Korean nationals. People who were normally very proper turned into devils on their "green bean" and were abandoned by the ones who took them down town and feed them that shit. One wild man in our unit broke a store glass door with his fist, ( 1 inch thick plate glass, not safety), and a local woman bandaged him up, and got him to the gate. 100+ stitches in his hand and arm.
  7. We need a sarcasm forum these days. Outtakes Facebook tags several fake news items from PH By: Rene P. Ciria-Cruz - @inquirerdotnet iINQUIRER.net US Bureau / 02:16 AM April 22, 2017 MENLO PARK, California — Facebook announced that its latest algorithm for detecting fake news in 44 countries has flagged several bogus news items originating from the Philippines in only one hour of operation. Facebook said it found the following fake news items on a number of Filipino websites: ADVERTISEMENT The National Economic Development Authority identified funeral services as the country’s newest growth industry, with demand beginning to outpace supply nightly. While NEDA notes that current consumers responsible for the sectoral uptick may be too poor to fuel a clear takeoff, presidential spokesman Ernesto Aberria said that sooner or later middle-class demand will start to grow the market. “And if the trend continues other countries may begin outsourcing their addicts to us for a more economical final solution,” he predicted. FAKE The University of the Philippines Board of Regents will confer another honorary degree on President Rodrigo Duterte, who will receive a doctorate in mortuary science for his “visionary approach to social work,” which has led to the rise of the country’s newest growth industry. UP students and faculty hailed the conferment this time. FAKE Doctors at the prestigious Resbach Neuropsychiatric Institute in Los Angeles warned that most members of the Philippine Congress and the cabinet show symptoms of delusion by proxy, a behavior typical of addiction enablers. The most serious case of the condition exhibits psychosomatic alopecia, or radical hair loss brought on by pathological sycophancy. (DISCLOSURE: The study was funded by Fenton-Neale Laboratories, makers of the world’s No. 1 painkiller, Pharangpahradyze.) FAKE Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre angrily rejected the Resbach Institute’s finding, saying, “I have the best head of hair around.” He added, “I’m very independent-minded according to the president.” Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was busy counting his mistresses and was not available for comment. FAKE Philippine National Police Chief Ronald de la Rosa insisted that the war on drugs is completely non-violent and wondered why “anyone, anyone at all” would think the anti-drug campaign named “Double Barrel Reloaded” involves lethal force. And as if to show that the PNP has nothing to do with extrajudicial killings, de la Rosa openly challenged vigilantes, whoever they may be, to a gun duel (Facebook clarified that although this last thing sounds so absurd it must be fake, it is not). UMMM The CIA reported that China’s strategic goal in its continuing reclamations in the South China Sea is to restore the land bridge that once connected the Philippines to the Asian mainland. The land bridge will be an extension of the legendary Silk Road that Beijing wants to recreate, nicknamed One Belt One Road (OBOR). President Rodrigo Duterte, with encouragement from former President Gloria Arroyo, has secretly agreed to make his own mega-infrastructure program, nicknamed Dutertenomics, as a component of OBOR, in exchange for economic aid, loans and a lifetime supply of soothing painkillers. FAKE The Vatican’s Congregation for the Causes of Saints will review reports of an unnatural phenomenon that could qualify President Rodrigo Duterte for sainthood. Reportedly after receiving the president’s simple blessing, formerly detained President Gloria Arroyo threw off her heavy neck brace, kicked away her wheelchair, walked normally again, free, smiling brightly and completely cured of life-threatening cervical spondylosis and other bone diseases. “It’s more impressive than turning water into wine. Thank God sa mahal naming poong presidente,” said a tearful supporter who witnessed the post-election miracle. FAKE The president’s office of communication dismissed charges that President Duterte is rewarding his most rabid supporters with appointments to government posts. Communication Secretary Martin Paandar said there’s nothing historically unusual or unseemly about the president appointing sex blogger and social twerker Mocha Uson to the board of censors, arguing that “Emperor Caligula made his horse a consul.” FAKE UPDATE: Facebook warned that the report that it has detected fake news from several Philippine websites is most likely also fake. FAKISH
  8. When in Korea, my at home drink was Portaju, a cheap port wind drink, but in a bar, it was OB beer. My name back then in the bar was "OB hanna" or 1 OB, and then off to the next bar. I normally could get thru all the first class bars before ending up in the ally section after curfew where Town Patrol would tell me to go home after checking my ID card. After I got back to states, I noticed the airman issuing my card signed it as "issuing authority" OSI!
  9. international noodles, Korean wine, Thai soy sauce, Korean red past, egg plant, onion, garlic, tomato fried in peanut oil ( from China) and sliced precooked longanisa served over Japanese Micky noodles. after frying the veggies, you finish it off with fresh Basel, and the wine for a quick minute, wonderful fragrance! I miss my old stove, top is the table, and I added a ships safety rail because of curved burner supports. Earth quake caused a pot to almost come off before.
  10. I agree black mold. The AC and ducts need steam cleaning. Was there any sign of a roof leak in garage? Unless this car was new I would suspect a flood damaged unit. Inside the door panels and such should be steam cleaned, and window tracts greased, as well as see if any problems with window motors. Park it outside in the sun, that will kill a lot of the mold as the high heat, and drying air will help also.
  11. http://popularmilitary.com/the-five-most-legendary-close-air-support-aircraft/ th former grunts on staff, we at Popular Military love Close Air Support. Ask any grunt worth his salt what his favorite aircraft is when he is in trouble and he will likely tell you it is an “A” something. There is something to be said for college-educated flyboys who abandon the idea of flying above the clouds to scream just a few feet above the ground to support those who crawl through the mud and blood of their enemies. So, with that in mind, here are Popular Military’s five most legendary close support aircraft- from oldest to newest, with every branch represented. P-47 Thunderbolt (US Army Air Corps) Known as the “Jug”, “T-Bolt” and a few things we can’t put in print, the P-47 was the most produced American fighter of World War II, spanning every frontline during the conflict. While renowned for its massive engine and eight .50 caliber machine guns, the Thunderbolt was better known for its rugged build and astonishing ability to take insane amounts of punishment. P-47s could handle just about anything the Axis could throw at them, often limping back to base with hundreds of bullet holes and chunks of missing parts. Unlike the more frail P-51 (which would eventually crash due to a single hit to the radiator), the P-47 could lose whole engine cylinders and fly home. Former P-47 pilot George Sutcliffe said “It was the best airplane that I ever flew, particularly going into combat. You just felt that thing was gonna bring you home. No matter how shot up, it was gonna bring you home.” Over 15,500 P-47s were built, scoring over 3,752 air to air kills. They also destroyed 86,000 railway cars, 19,000 locomotives, 6,000 armored vehicles and 68,000 trucks, making them on of the deadliest single-seat multirole aircraft of the war. F4U Corsair (US Navy/ US Marine Corps) Known as the “Whistling Death”, the F4U Corsair was an original design that became a staple for Marines in the Pacific. Originally designed as a fighter for the Navy, the Corsair was initially considered too dangerous for carrier use due to initial difficulties in developing a landing procedure. Fortunately, this issue provided another branch with a considerable amount of Corsairs- the United States Marines. First seeing combat in 1943, land-based Naval Aviators and Marines took to the sky against the Japanese- with blistering success- Corsairs claimed 2,140 air combat victories against 189 losses to enemy aircraft, for an overall kill ratio of over eleven to one. In the realm of Close Air Support, the Corsair was a record holder- The Corsair bore the brunt of U.S. fighter-bomber missions, delivering 15,621 tons (14,171 tonnes) of bombs during the war (70% of total bombs dropped by U.S. fighters during the war). The Corsair was an aircraft of renegades, flown by legendary rogues such as Marine legend “Pappy” Boyington and his “Black Sheep”, who would down enemy planes in such numbers, often taunting them over the radio to “come out and fight”. The F4U would eventually be phased out of American service after the Korean War, it would see combat until the late 1960s, including an incident where a Honduran Corsair shot down a P-51 Mustang and two Corsairs of the El Salvadoran Air Force- during a short conflict that was triggered by the results of a soccer game, known as the “Football War”. A-1 Skyraider (USAF, USN, USMC) An A-1E Skyraider escorts an HH-3C rescue helicopter as it goes to pick up a downed pilot in Vietnam. 1966 [“Carolyns Folly”, A-1E, 1st Air Commando Squadron] Credit Photo to the National Museum of the USAF Beloved by grunts for two American conflicts, the A-1 Skyraider is the only aircraft on the list to have seen action in all three services that are allowed to have fixed wing combat aircraft. Developed near the end of World War II, the Skyraider was too late to see combat. However, it proved so versatile that it managed to stay in service, fulfilling nearly every type of role you could imagine, from fighter to anti-submarine and drone controlling aircraft. During the Korean War, the Skyraider had it’s chance to prove itself in combat. Providing close air support with enormous payloads beneath its wings (often greater than its own weight), the Skyraider’s propeller design in a jet war was overlooked due to it’s usefulness. In Vietnam, the Skyraider became the embodiment of Close Air Support, often serving as guardian angels not only for infantry- but downed pilots as well. Nicknamed “Sandy”, the A-1s were regularly called to rescue downed aviators, due to their ability to keep pace with the slower rescue helicopters, amazing payload and durability. Many a pilot and grunt owed their lives to the pilots of Skyraiders, who would stay on station, often flying at treetop level, machine guns and rockets peppering targets before dropping napalm and bombs. The A-1 also holds at least two honors of notoriety: shooting down two MiG-17s (making it the last prop aircraft to ever shoot down a jet) and dropping a toilet on the enemy during a bomb run (the only one to date). A-10 Thunderbolt II (USAF) The undisputed queen of Close Air Support, the A-10 was the only aircraft in the list specifically designed for the role- with a big cannon to prove it. Developed around its devastating 30mm GAU-8 gatling gun, the A-10 is essentially known as a giant gun wrapped in armor that just so happens to be able to carry a full complement of missiles and bombs. Known for its ruggedness, A-10s have been known to fly home full of holes, missing wings and even engines. The A-10 can fly low, slow and for long periods of time- traits crucial for good close air support. Originally cutting its teeth in the Gulf War, the A-10 made a name for itself after it destroyed over 900 iraqi tanks, 2,000 vehicles and 1,200 artillery pieces. Not one to be outdone, they also show down two helicopters with the 30mm cannon. The personal favorite aircraft on station for most grunts in the War on Terror, the ‘hog has been on the front line in every major conflict since Desert Storm. Even now, some poor schmuck with ISIS is probably running in terror from the trademark brrrrrrt of its cannon. Oddly enough, the US Air Force has never liked the A-10. Since its creation, less-enlightened leadership (such as General Mark Welsh) has tried over and over again to replace the cheap and efficient CAS plane with expensive, more concept-than-proven aircraft such as the F-35. Try as they may, they are always shot down by rallied protests by soldiers and politicians alike. Still, the A-10 is always being eyed for removal from the USAF inventory. Despite this, the A-10 is here to stay, much to the cheers of the men on the ground who love her so. AV8B Harrier II (USMC) An AV-8B Harrier with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 261 (reinforced) stands by as a landing supervisor maneuvers a second Harrier into position behind the first and a third Harrier hovers over the flight deck of the U.S.S. Kearsarge during carrier qualifications March 30, 2007. HMM-261 (rein) is scheduled to deploy as the Aviation Combat Element for the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit later this year. (Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matt Epright) This aircraft wouldn’t have made the list if it weren’t for the protests of several Marines who heard the “top 5 CAS” was in the making. Created by the United Kingdom, the first-generation Harrier had an awful reputation for being difficult to fly and bearing a very small payload. Eventually, the Americans got in the mix and improved upon the Harrier, resulting in the model we see today. A staple of the Marine Corps, the Harrier is known for its ability to hover, as well as take off and land from amphibious assault ships. Piloted for Marines by Marines, the pilots of AV-8Bs have to attend an infantry-based course before they ever end up in the cockpit of their aircraft. By doing so, the Marines feel that this creates a tighter bond between the man on the ground and the pilot in the air, thus resulting in better close air support. During Desert Storm, Harriers provided CAS to Marines on the ground and began a crusade against Iraqi artillery units, dropping more cluster bombs than all services combined in the war. Much like the A-10, the Harrier still serves today, though it is scheduled to be replaced by the F-35. With budgets tight and Marine aviation running a little ragged these days, it is a struggle to keep many airframes in the air. Despite this, Marine Aviators -including Harrier pilots- continue to take off on missions wearing camouflage helmet covers- reminding them that first and foremost, they are Marines. Though warfare is an ever-changing environment, one constant will always remain: no matter how technologically advanced warfare becomes, there will always be a guy on the ground with a gun. When that guy on the ground needs a little help from above, there will always be CAS.
  12. Greetings! has anybody seen any Korean black raspberry wine on Mactan, or Cebu? It is very good for drinking, but I use it for cooking. Thanks for any response.
  13. In the US, this would trigger a property tax increase request.
  14. I have no idea what Moon is mimicking as every time I have gone there, the food was different tasting from last time. Cebuanos are of Mexican decent many times. Lazy eye, club feet, swollen head, and bluish spot on back of children, and so on are clues. Corn as a staple are another. My mechanic's family grow white, yellow, and blue corn, and make bread from it.