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  1. danbandanna

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    “On this night, 19 years ago, 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning tomorrow. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives. None of them saw past 10:00 am Sept 11th, 2001.
    In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, hug a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.”
    Never forget.
     
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    I note a few more replies to comments that IMO are a bit too unnecessarily severe - can we not just be civil to each other in this time of crisis, when everyone's life has suddenly changed, their daily routines have been upended and people are under stress,

    By all means, correct false and dangerous information or advice, debate favourite topics - but can't we all try to do it in the most positive way, rather than succumb to the negative.

    99.99% of people on the Forum are nice people - it may even be 100% now that ON has gone (sorry to break my own rule but he was rather nasty), so can we accept that everyone is trying to help everyone else and just be pleasant.

    And, no, this is not an April Fools' joke.
     
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  3. Jack Peterson

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    :facepalm: I am not a Great Shopper and when it all gets rushed I like it less but a Funny ( well peculiar really) thing Happened on Saturday Evening.( this was at Hypermart)
    Azon had taken the Wrong Handbag. We were Standing at the checkout and she was As usual talking to a friend and the Girl zapped the articles and the Boy was packing. Then Horror, she has no Purse.
    So it is Jack, Card Please. UH! UH! babe I gave it back to you this Morning when you went Polaris Remember? OH! Yeah I forgot. ( I had Borrowed my own card to buy her something as a surprise)
    So standing there with about 350 peso in my Pocket and Little in my Wallet Ashamed and Embarrassed is not the Word.

    So Having all the Goods now gone through the Till we got a problem. The Girls said I will have to call the Supervisor to clear the Till so we can put the Stuff back.
    OK Up comes the Floor manager who as per chance is a quite close neighbour of ours and after a Chat with her and Azon ( about what I am not sure because nothing was Happening on the Till and the Queue was getting edgy. OK so another manager type appears with a pad. Sir? yes? Do you have your pass port? NO? why? well what I/D do you have. only my ACR card I say OK that's good as it has your Address on it. I asked what is going on? Well sir the Director asked if you were known to us and was told OH Yes! they are Regular Customers and known Personally by xxxxxxxx [ the other Supervisor] OK all done I sign for the 2.490 shopping and they Keep my Card ( which I got back when we Paid the account Yesterday) So off we go home with the Shopping to many Stares on the way Out. No Receipt of course but our copy of the debit slip. [ You know how the Guards like to Tick things.]

    OK Folks, reason I am telling this although it is a little Embarrassing, is to illustrate that we, as Foreigners can get Help if really needed by Local Business. ( Being a Model Foreigner helps as well) Whilst sometimes we hear reports of the ACR card being useless here is an example of the need to have one. and Carry it.
    Of course, some would say don't let her have the ATM card at all then you will know where it is but That's they way we are. My card and I just Borrow when I need to. Usually it all works well. Every one has Hiccup days This was ours and it all turned out Good.:thumbsup:

    Jack :wink:
     
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    Been in the US for the past couple weeks and this place is absolutely f'n depressing. Smells like a big bag of bottom after it rains. Only jobs are crappy factory jobs (the cause for the bag of bottom smell, thanks papermill). Drug addicted skanks fill the only bar open past midnight (and they won't f'n share...because I'm a cop....yet they still want to fight and stir poo with me). Everyone I graduated with is either married with kids or a meth addict. If I was forced to live here I'd consider ending it all. F' this place! Flight to DC on the 10th, back in the Philippines on the 13th, Dumaguete on the 14-15th, couldn't be more excited about that. :shifty:
     
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    I would buy more locally if I didn't have to waste the better part of a day driving around to 20 different shops, struggling to find a parking spot at each location...and maybe not even be allowed in depending on the day of the week due to the pass system, to maybe find what I was looking for. Usually what I'm looking for is "out of stock" or if available it is overpriced Chinese garbage. Until local business owners step up their game I have little interest in supporting them and their sub-par products when I can just go online and get exactly what I am looking for. I don't even see the items that have higher prices as actually being more expensive; my vehicle wear and tear, fuel, time and sanity is worth far more than any price difference I have found online.
     
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    So he doesn't have to support her family. :meh:

    Curious if this member would be willing to take regular drug tests/breathalyzers (alcohol is a drug) and an STD checks upon the request of a female (since there is a very high chance that anyone over 50 already has an STD. HPV or one of the Herpes simplex viruses.....especially if you are over 50 years of age)? Maybe she could request other medical tests to make sure the user here is physically fit and won't be falling over from a heart attack soon? Perhaps an IQ test to make sure that she doesn't pop out any retarded babies in case she gets knocked up?

    I'd tell anyone who asked me those questions (or the questions in the OP) that there is probably a very good reason why they are single and that they could go **** themselves. The term "beggars can't be choosers" comes to mind.
     
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    So, as I come into my 71 st new year, can I and my ladies wish you all a happy new year.jpg
    Best wishes from my ladies Sprog and a late coming home mama.jpg and me Peter thinking.jpg
     
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    True love cafe inviting you all to Celebrate Jamaica 55 years of independence . We will be doing a feeding programs for 200 children's in the community it will be a all day event with music Refrestment and food will be on sale for the adult , we will start feeding the children's at 3pm let share the love with others. Thank you all God bless .
     

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    Off topic for real. As of this week I am one super proud Father. My Daughter was promoted to "Inspector Police Sergeant" and is also currently studying coarse's at Cambridge University in U.K. Her passion is to be a Judge, or Magistrate. This is my very proud ( Father) moment as attached. Cheers!
    Inspector Police Sergeant, Proud PaPa moments.jpg
     
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