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Postby x9200 » Wed, 13 Nov 2013 8:57 pm

I don't get it neither. And I am not passing any judgement.

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Postby morenangpinay » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 1:52 pm

Nothing like overhearing a bunch of people laughing about the Philippines misfortune over lunch. Oh well thank you for the help

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 1:55 pm

morenangpinay wrote:Nothing like overhearing a bunch of people laughing about the Philippines misfortune over lunch. Oh well thank you for the help


seriously ??

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Postby the lynx » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 1:59 pm

morenangpinay wrote:Nothing like overhearing a bunch of people laughing about the Philippines misfortune over lunch. Oh well thank you for the help


Yeah I was mortified when I saw some comments in local sites that the devastation in Visayas was imputed to Filipinos as punishment from God for their "tolerance to homosexuality, abortion and adultery".

Eff.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 2:10 pm

Kinda proved the theory that Harry Lee's social engineering experiments back in the 60's, 70's & 80's were a total flop and all they managed to get was a bunch of dysfunctional genetic idiots for the last two generations. Their reputations here have/are going straight to hell in a tin cup. At least their lack of empathy for anybody else except themselves is becoming legendary around the world thanks to social media. Boy, are they gonna regret it someday. I hope. Fortunately, as a species, they will die out at the current rate of nonproductivity in about 3 generations.

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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 3:24 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:Kinda proved the theory that Harry Lee's social engineering experiments back in the 60's, 70's & 80's were a total flop and all they managed to get was a bunch of dysfunctional genetic idiots for the last two generations...


but they arent' alone :)

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Postby ScoobyDoes » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 3:39 pm

ecureilx wrote:but they arent' alone :)

http://tinyurl.com/lxvfaup



There is a lot of ill feeling in HK still regarding the hostage situation on a Manila tourist coach a couple of years ago.

Not saying it's right, but they also seem to equate the bad acts of a few to reflect on the nation as a whole. Some feelings are difficult to overcome but, I mean, just at the APEC meeting in Bali a couple of months ago HK journalists were kicked out for trying to ask the PH president to apologise for the incident, or something like that. Anyway, and in either case, there is still a lot of ill feeling in the territory.
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Postby ecureilx » Thu, 14 Nov 2013 3:42 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:.. Anyway, and in either case, there is still a lot of ill feeling in the territory.


but to take the anger during a natural calamity that has killed thousands, well, that's not still nice, says me ..

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 15 Nov 2013 3:43 pm

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/sin ... 86976.html

In response to the Armed Forces of the Philippines' (AFP) request, the SAF will extend the deployment of the second C-130 aircraft to the Philippines to support the AFP's ongoing relief efforts.

And not to annoy those who said "Money no enough .. " .. many agencies are increasingly asking not to donate Cash, but to send goods ..

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Fri, 15 Nov 2013 4:00 pm

Yep, with the US carrier fleet there, the choppers & Ospreys don't have to worry about landing strips so they can take the goods in directly without the middleman taking a cut when supplying the goods. Makes sense, especially considering that Noynoy doesn't have clue what he's doing this time.

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Postby ecureilx » Fri, 15 Nov 2013 6:03 pm

and if still some believe SG should have done more, for a start, well, without much fanfare, two C130s are based in Philippines .. which is much better than pledging cash .. says me .

thats apart from a lot of logistical support being provided by SG ..

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Postby Mi Amigo » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:11 am

Certainly seems to be a lot of provisioning activity going on here...

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hms-illustrious-picks-up-stores-for-philippines-aid
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Postby ecureilx » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:19 am

Mi Amigo wrote:Certainly seems to be a lot of provisioning activity going on here...

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/hms-illustrious-picks-up-stores-for-philippines-aid


off -topic, HMS Illustrious doesn't have any more Planes, if I recall correctly .. if only they had those Harriers, they could do a lot of damage surveys .. oh, wait, no wonder the hanger deck is empty :D

No offense to any Brits!!

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Postby Mi Amigo » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:29 am

Correct, no planes since the Sea Harriers were withdrawn from service, but (from the article)...

HMS Illustrious carries Sea King Mk4, Merlin HM1 and Lynx Mk7 helicopters.

These will be a lot more useful for moving stuff around and generally assisting.
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Postby Steve1960 » Mon, 25 Nov 2013 10:55 am

Something I had not thought about until word came from my wife's friend who has family in the affected area. The typhoon took out everything, including the prisons.

There is now a problem with rape and murder due to the criminals being on the loose :-(


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