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  1. 16 points
    It's hard to know what to say when a friend passes. My last communication with Lee was like that. I didn't want to use the typical platitudes, so I just talked to him. Lee knew this was coming sooner or later and had planned for it for years. I think his number one goal was to make sure his wife was taken care of after he passed. In that respect, he achieved his goal. Lee was the one who introduced me to LinC and was the first person I met in Cebu when looking for a place to rent. He did a lot of things to help me with our move to Cebu. We became friends and went out often with our wives to dinner. When we met at a restaurant, I never knew who else would be there, but it was almost always another LinC member. Most of the people I met from LinC, I met through Lee. As things go, we didn't stay in contact as much once I left the Philippines. Emails now and then and the occasional phone call. We had planned to get together here in Florida, but it just never happened. I knew of his current situation a while back, but kept it to myself because Lee was a private man. I think most who knew him personally though, knew about his chronic disease that he had lived with for years. Each trip back and forth between the US and Cebu was becoming harder and harder for him. Those who never met Lee, but interacted with him here on LinC and other Philippine forums, never got the chance to really know Lee. He was one of the most helpful members on LinC when the topic was something he knew about. He never was one of those type to Google the answer and pass it off as though he was talking from experience. Lee had an unwritten code about how he interacted on the forum and he expect the same from others. Some might have called him old school. He wasn't confrontational, but didn't shy away either. He often came to the defence of others when he felt they were being unfairly attacked. I'm sure those who read much of Lee's post, knew of his strong political leanings. Yet, in person, he never once mentioned such things. Most who spent any time with Lee, would probably have describe him as a "Good Man"...
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    shoulda at least tried wearing a disguise. the two of them wearing identical orange t-shirts was a dead giveaway
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    [emoji23] Sent from my XT1650 using Tapatalk
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    Schistosomiasis, Never even heard of this disease before we moved here. But evidently our swell little town is rife with it. You get it from parasitic flatworms hosted by freshwater snails. Because there are a lot of river fishermen here as well as rice farmers it's a major issue. The health center passes out pills for it every year to the whole town. Yesterday we had to take an emergency trip to the port hospital to see an aging uncle who was really suffering. The parasites hit the liver and his is already pretty well cooked from Tanduay and Red Horse. But by the time we got to the hospital they'd already got him on a ferry to the mainland and the large public hospital there. Prognosis uncertain.. As much as it's tempting to swim in that river on a hot day, I think I'll continue giving it a pass.
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    So a young girl is brutally murdered ...and we here at Linc have a thread with 22 posts ...of which 10 posts are now deleted from view ...Get a grip gentlemen , and instead niggling away at each other rise above your own ego's for a moment to reflect on the pain and anguish that this girls family are currently experiencing ....the next smartass moronic comment in this thread is instant bye bye's for a month for whoever perpetrates it........
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    Cebu Daily News https://cebudailynews.inquirer.net/222750/netizens-photos-of-foreigner-fixing-damaged-trash-bins-in-dumaguetes-boulevard-goes-viral?utm_expid=.XqNwTug2W6nwDVUSgFJXed.1
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    My screen name is my name, and it certainly wouldn't do our businesses any good to get a bad name for scamming some kano out of his hard earned $15. I do say that with a twinge of sarcasm.
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    So I get home this morning and my dog is laying on my porch covered in dirt and mud and has a rabbit in his mouth. He's not bloody, just dirty. Now, my neighbors raised these rabbits for 4H and have blue ribbon winners. I instantly knew it was one of theirs. So I get the rabbit away from my dog, I take it inside, wash all the dirt off and before my neighbors got home I took it over, put him back in the cage and went back home. Not 30 minutes later I hear my neighbors screaming, so I go out and ask them what's wrong? They tell me their rabbit died three days ago and they buried it but now it's back in the cage.
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    At 69 years old, at a VA physical the Dr asked me what I was doing to stay busy. I told him I was painting my house. He replied I was too old to be climbing up and down ladders. I wanted to reply and you are too stupid to be a Dr, but bit my tongue. Some years ago Fred from N Florida Bus conversions. Fell off the roof of a bus he was working on, I think he was 78? I hope I am capable of falling off something I am working on when I am 78! I do try to keep my cell phone handy now when doing things I probably shouldn't be!
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    Some of the discussion is getting to be a bit ghoulish. Fair warning. If anyone posts postmortem photos. It will be their last post on LinC...
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    Epidemiologically, it seems to be related to poor sewage conditions. There are a lot of less off people here who don't have proper facilities. i.e. they shit wherever. That's kind of the reason they pass out the Praziquantel pills every year. Just a heads up for you folks who might go swimming in what looks like clear fresh water.
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    And if you get a decent rain with flooded streets in Manila the Chinese will probably call that a tributary of the Yangtze ...... The world will want to wake up a whole heap more to see what the chinese objective on a broader scale really is , the Philippines have made a grave error IMO in letting them just take what they want ..the old saying "give an inch and take a mile". I believe the current regime's hate of westerners can be attributed to this just being let to happen.... The Chinese tentacles are spreading far and wide and country's that initially welcome their money through infrastructure development etc... are finding out that it is like doing a deal with the devil.....
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    Geee born in 1943 I put a new roof on my sun room all by myself last year about 25 sq meter took off old roof, new play wood and asphalt roofing like this
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    He's not going to run- he's in the safest place possible
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    2018 Yamaha Xmax 300 I finally owned up to the fact that my body is too worn and torn to ride a conventional motorcycle. After 51 years of straddling the horse I took my tax refund and purchased a new Xmax 300. This is not something I did on a whim as I’ve been looking for my upgrade options for over a year now and squirreling away my pesos for the day. Originally I was looking at the Dominar. This is a beautiful bike with lots of tech and at a very reasonable price. But the sitting position was not conducive to my knees and back and aggravates the numbness that we all suffer from in the right hand. (more so as we age) The Bajaj Avenger was high on my list too as the sitting position is more along the lines of a cruiser and the bike itself is a really good value. However, I kept coming back to Royal Enfield…to me this is one of the most nostalgic and sexy bikes available in the Philippines. The maintenance heavy Classic 350 is a beautiful bike and if taken care of will last for many decades. But… I want to ride…not do maintenance! Living in the tropics makes me want to move to a water cooled bike and I am real tired of cleaning and oiling chains so after much study and comparison I opted for the 2018 Yamaha Xmax 300. Why a 2018? Because the 2019s won’t be available in the Philippines until after summer! Don’t ask me, the Phils gets last pick as far as shipping goes and with these things selling worldwide now, (as usual), we suck hind tit! About the bike: Engine Type 292cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke, SOHC single cylinder; 4 valves Bore x Stroke 70.2mm x 75.9mm Compression Ratio 10.9:1 Fuel Delivery Fuel Injection Ignition TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition Transmission Automatic CVT Final Drive V-Belt Suspension / Front 33mm telescopic fork; 4.3-in travel Suspension / Rear Dual shocks; 3.1-in travel Brakes / Front Hydraulic disc, 267mm; ABS Brakes / Rear Hydraulic disc, 245mm; ABS Tires / Front 120/70-15 Dunlop® Scoot Smart Tires / Rear 140/70-14 Dunlop® Scoot Smart L x W x H 86.0 in x 30.5 in x 55.7 in – 57.7 in Seat Height 31.3 in Wheelbase 60.6 in Rake (Caster Angle) 26.5° Trail 3.7 in Maximum Ground Clearance 5.3 in Fuel Capacity 3.4 gal Fuel Economy** 75 mpg Wet Weight*** 397 lb There is so much technology packed in this bike it’s hard to believe they retail at 249K. I am looking forward to testing the Front and rear ABS after I am comfortable with the riding…I only have 250 km now but have been really enjoying the ride. Fuel injection and traction control are both really cool features that come standard on this bike as well as 15 inch front tire and a 14 inch rear. Most scooters come with 13 inch wheels. The bike is definitely heavy but that adds to the smooth ride and I feel it maneuvers well in traffic or cornering on these mountain roads. Also, the low center of gravity makes it easy to balance at slow speeds. While the Aerox, it’s baby sister, is a better bike for pure city driving I would be happy to ride this in the city occasionally. Automatic??? This is where I really had an adjustment to make! I always downshift to slow down and brakes on my bikes last a long time so losing this ability seemed like taking away my ‘feel’ of the road. However the engine drag when you let off the throttle is plenty to slow you down and those double disc brakes do the rest. While talking about the throttle it is really twitchy and is another adjustment that I am learning to deal with. The seat and the sitting position is quite possibly the most comfortable I have ever had on a bike. It’s like sitting on a cushy chair in your living room. The ability to move my legs to multiple positions not only helps my knees and blood flow but also can adjust my upper body to follow and I find relief from numbness in the right hand. The passenger seat is like a sofa and I wouldn’t know my wife was on the back except for her giving me driving 'tips' as I drive! This is a keyless vehicle and you are given 1 remote that tells the bike it’s okay to operate when it is ‘in-range’ of the bike. The main control is a knob that is between your knees on the front column. Push it and the bike powers up and allows you to unlock the seat, (which can hold 2 full face helmets and some gear), a lock box with a 12 volt power supply and the gas tank which is directly below the knob. Turn the switch again and the instruments cycle through their business and you are ready to push the kill switch on the handlebar which also starts your bike. After you’re done riding you can turn the handlebar all the way to the left and the knob will lock your steering. I’m still in the break in period so I can’t talk about ‘hard' acceleration but it feels like there is plenty of oomph to make this a sporty bike. So far I am well pleased and will chat more as I learn more. Ride safe!
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    Lets hope he is not charged for working without a permit or causing the local government bodies to lose face or some other made up crap
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    I've donated in the past.. and at one time I thought I was one of those lifetime members. Course.. I don't know WHOSE lifetime, and since Paul is gone.. well.. you know. Anyway.. thanks for this thread.. as it reminds me it's time.. so I donated today.. After all.. someone needs to pay the costs of hosting this site. I know it's not free, and I'll do my part. With an attitude like you have expressed.. do you really expect to have a positive experience here? I don't know how old you are, but surely you are old enough to want to make your remaining days more positive.
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    It's finally here! The $35k Tesla has arrived. Order on your phone in 1-5 minutes, arrives at your home in 2-4 weeks. 7 day/1000 mile no-hassle return if not happy. 500K-1Mil mile drivetrain life. Safest car ever tested. Almost No maintenance, brake pads will last at least 100k-150K miles. If service problems, most fixed in your driveway with mobile service. $6-8 to fill your "tank". No more gas stations, plug-in at home, ready to go when you are. Pre-warmed/cooled car before you leave. Set constant temperature for pets while you are away. Sentry mode is a multi-camera inside and out... free security. Full glass roof standard. Drive almost anywhere on Supercharger Network 170 miles in 30 minutes charge time(expanding every week) in N America/Europe/parts of Asia. approx 13,000 chargers now plus 10's of thousands of medium speed "destination" chargers at hotels and Malls. 2 levels of self-driving available, starting at $3k upgrade. Cheapest Model 3 does 0-60mph in 5.4 seconds, the more range you buy, the faster you go. Wow!
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    I'm pretty sure I saw one of these last night.... I was walking my dog about 1130 and noticed my dog looking up at something tracking it. When I looked up expecting to see a bat, I was surprised to see the underside of a very large all white bird. It was maybe 15 feet above and turning to fly away so I didn't really see the face. I had the impression it might have been swooping in on my dog but didn't realize how big she was until it got closer. It didn't make the slightest bit of sound I could hear.
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    If you look under the hood, I think you'll find that the effort is <5% to fix the MCAS automation system and >95% to get the upgrade approved/certified by the FAA. And the FAA approval is now complicated by their admitted low staffing levels, two fatal accidents traceable to previous FAA certification, an ongoing criminal investigation, litigation that has started already, and the glare of the international spotlights. Some human beings at the FAA must put their excellent careers on the line by signing a piece of paper declaring the "new and improved MCAS" to be "certified safe". These people will carry the future of Boeing on their backs, together with the lives of 300+ deceased passengers, and the knowledge that members of their own families will fly in these planes, and the need for regulatory standards compliance while examining whether the regulatory standards themselves are adequate. The full weight of this responsibility and the pressure on these human beings will be much more than mere mortals can bear. I've been on Boeings side of such an issue.. while working in the nuclear industry and seeking certification of a software system that was critical to human safety. Very very tough to prove that software is safe and ready for operational use under these conditions.
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    After having been told my danglies looked like an elderly Rastafarian I decided to take the plunge and buy some of this as previous shaving attempts had only been mildly successful and I nearly put my back out trying to reach the more difficult bits. Being a bit of a romantic I thought I would do the deed on the missus's birthday as a bit if a treat. I ordered it well in advance and working in the North Sea I considered myself a bit above some of the characters writing the previous reviews and wrote them off as soft office types...Oh my fellow sufferers how wrong I was. I waited until the other half was tucked up in bed and after giving some vague hints about a special surprise I went down to the bathroom. Initially all went well and I applied the gel and stood waiting for something to happen. I didn' have long to wait. At first there was a gentle warmth which in a matter of seconds was replaced by an intense burning and a feeling I can only describe as like being given a barbed wire wedgie by two people intent on hitting the ceiling with my head. Religion hadn't featured much in my life until that night but I suddenly became willing to convert to any religion to stop the violent burning around the turd tunnel and what seemed like the the destruction of the meat and two veg. Struggling not to bite through my bottom lip I tried to wash the gel off in the sink and only succeeded in blocking the plughole with a mat of hair. Through the haze of tears I struggled out of the bathroom across the hall into the kitchen, by this time walking was not really possible and I crawled the final yard to the fridge in the hope of some form of cold relief. I yanked the freezer drawer out and found a tub of ice cream, toe the lid off and positioned it under me. The relief was fantastic but only temporary as it melted fairly quickly and the fiery stabbing returned. Due to the shape of the ice cream tub I hadn'nt managed to give the starfish any treatment and I groped around in the draw for something else as I was sure my vision was going to fail fairly soon. I grabbed a bag of what I later found out was frozen sprouts and tore it open trying to be quiet as I did so. I took a handful of them and an tried in vain to clench some between the cheeks of my arse. This was not doing the trick as some of the gel had found its way up the chutney channel and it felt like the space shuttle was running its engines behind me. This was probably and hopefully the only time in my life I was going to wish there was a gay snowman in the kitchen which should give you some idea of the depths I was willing to sink to in order to ease the pain. The only solution my pain crazed mind could come up with was to gently ease one of the sprouts where no veg had gone before. Unfortunately, alerted by the strange grunts coming from the kitchen the other half chose that moment to come and investigate and was greeted by the sight of me, arse in the air, strawberry ice cream dripping from my bell end pushing a sprout up my arse while muttering arhhh ooooohhh that feels good ahhh Understandably this was a shock to her and she let out a scream and as I hadn'nt heard her come in it caused an involuntary spasm of shock in myself which resulted in the sprout being ejected at quite some speed in her direction. I can understand that having a sprout fired against your leg at 11 at night in the kitchen probably wasent the special surprise she was expecting and having to explain to the kids the next day what the strange hollow in the ice cream was didn't improve my status so to sum it up, VEET removes hair, dignity and self-respect.
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