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    Assasination attempt on Charlie Chong

    It appears that shots were fired as perhaps three people tried to shoot Charlie as he returned to his home in Naval tonight. I have no further details but this happened probably around 7.00 to 7.30...
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    Sorry to be late in posting this

    Here is an excellent photo report on Wesley So winning in Dubai. You don't have to know anything about chess to enjoy the photos and feel proud of a young Pinoy.
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  3. Your solution may be to lease

    Foreigners can lease land, so you can buy the land in a friend's name but as part of the completion of all the documents there should be a leasing agreement giving you total control of the land for...
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    The Road not Taken - Robert Frost

    TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveler, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth; 5 Then took the...
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    An unholy row

    Priest sent off in unholy row

    http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/42596000/jpg/_42596675_cup_afp203bo.jpg The winner of the Clericus Cup will not emerge for several months


    A footballing...
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    The Parrot

    Parrot Takes Flight
    On reaching his plane seat a man is surprised to see a parrot strapped in next to him.
    He asks the stewardess for a coffee whereupon the parrot squawks, "And get me a whisky,...
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    A very nice story

    Very touching and very important. In Naval I dislike the children who hang around the bread shops begging, but I really want to do evil things to their parents (assuming they have any).

    Real...
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    May be able to help

    Hi Darren,

    Please contact me on [email protected] or ring 053 - 500 9972 and ask for Bill or Liza. We may have a furnished apartment available depending on when you need it. Electricity...
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    Good request but............

    .........a couple of comments/suggestions.

    Good maids are hard to find.

    Honesty is a weird commodity - just don't give any opportunity for theft

    If the work is light, the maid will be...
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    A little Timeline History....

    ...........which some of you might find interesting.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/3123115.stm
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    Islam - An interesting article

    http://newsvote.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/img/printer_friendly/news_logo.gif
    Turkey in radical revision of Islamic texts
    By Robert Piggott
    Religious affairs correspondent, BBC News




    Turkey...
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    I suspect you are right, Jeff, and.........

    ..............I posted something very similar a while back. I was very lucky in my early working years to have a succession of good managers who wanted me to succeed and helped me do so. They did not...
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    Glad you've had that experience, Jeff

    When I was about 25, I was working for a large software organisation in Johannesburg, South Africa. We were expanding and I found myself doing a lot of interviewing. After a while I realised that I...
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    Just a couple of points

    The interviewer is only human and if they are not experts at interviewing, they can easily fall in love with themselves. This happens to most of us when we are talking, so seize every opportunity to...
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    Apropos of marriage problems......

    .....this came into my inbox today:

    In today's excerpt--data on extramarital sex from Jared Diamond, UCLA professor, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, and winner of the National Medal of Science:
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    A little shower for you from the Stanford Encyclopedia

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    Even though the gender that one was erotically attracted to (at any specific time, given the assumption that persons will likely be attracted to persons of both sexes) was not important, other...
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    A very, very nice story. Thanks

    A lot of wisdom, delightfully presented.
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    My concern about this issue..........

    .....is purely economic. If people who cannot afford to have children persist in having five, six or seven, then there is no hope for the Philippine economy. The gap between the haves and the...
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    Article on contraception in Manila

    The BBC has this story. I've just posted the first few lines and the URL follows:

    Twenty of Manila's poorest residents have filed a legal challenge against what they say is a ban on...
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    Good Response, Justpassingby, but........

    ........you and I differ on just about everything so we really have no common ground.

    Agta, I suggest you talk to Historians who cover the Ancient World to get your 'honest' version of what...
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    Just two URL's

    I don't have A SOURCE - anyone who has knowledge of the Ancient Greek civilisation/history knows these things.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuality_in_the_militaries_of_ancient_Greece
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    A few more thoughts and strongish comments

    Iíll just add a few more comments if I may.

    I donít believe homosexuality or its female equivalent is hereditary, itís probably just a mix-up in the genes or what-have-you that affects a not...
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    Didn't you know?

    Try Google and type in "Ancient Greece" + Homosexuality. You will get URL's for more than 20,000 hits. Why should I joke about historical fact? Why should you suggest people will kill me?
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    Jeff, I think it's always been with us........

    ......but for many periods through history it has been unmentionable. Certainly the Greeks encouraged it among their warriors on the basis that soldiers would fight better if their lover were next to...
  25. Trust? Loyalty?

    These are wonderful words with deep meanings and they do not apply here very often. In Government they only cover things like "Don't open your mouth and I'll give you a piece of the action or some...
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