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Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:57:35 PM »
bitaw swerte swerte lang. gikan sa lisod 3 days no eat, karon 3 days 5 eat. 3 + 5 = 8. sibo gihapon sa numero. 8 is my lucky no. it represents w/ot beginning and w/out end. you trace no. 8 on a piece of paper and you will see what i mean.


Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 13, 2019, 02:51:03 PM »
i'm on the way folks. mo uli ko sept. 15, mo balik ko sa states dec. 15. pagka hayahay ni. mr. balonglong tikongkong. gi pa ka natad lang ang new york manila. mora lang ug bohol cebu ;D

Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 12, 2019, 09:50:27 PM »
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Photos Unlimited / Re: rita ora
« on: August 12, 2019, 04:18:30 PM »
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Tira-Pasagad | Saksak-Sinagol / Re: woman burns vagina
« on: August 12, 2019, 04:07:57 PM »
Thanks a lot, Gwyneth.

A Canadian woman who tried out a controversial steaming procedure once favored by GOOP guru Gwyneth Paltrow was left with severe second-degree burns on her vagina.

The case was reported in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Canada, with lead author Dr. Magali Robert explaining that even though vaginal steaming has long been used in some Asian and African cultures, doctors should be aware of the risks of the procedure.

The 62-year-old woman’s traditional Chinese doctor advised her to mix an herbal medicine blend in a pan of boiling water and sit over it for 20 minutes. The woman told her doctors she did this twice, then sought a second opinion — at which point doctors found she had sustained the second-degree burns.

Vaginal steaming usually involves squatting over a pot of steam infused with herbs as an alleged way of reducing vaginal prolapse, relieving cramps or bringing about other vague “cleansing” benefits.

In 2015, Paltrow’s lifestyle website GOOP raved about the procedure at a spa in Los Angeles. “This is a thousands-of-years-old practice in Korean spas,” she told Fast Company.

Since then, the procedure has become startlingly popular — even internet best friend Chrissy Teigen has tried it out.

However, even though we shouldn’t have to say this, vaginal steaming is not advisable. Dr. Jennifer Wider told Women’s Health that the supposed benefits of vaginal steaming haven’t been scientifically proven and, like our poor Canadian friend, could result in painful burns.

“The vaginal area is sensitive and these types of burns can be painful and difficult to treat,” says Wider.

Seriously, do not try this at home.

Tira-Pasagad | Saksak-Sinagol / woman burns vagina
« on: August 12, 2019, 04:06:55 PM »
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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 12, 2019, 04:01:49 PM »
In 1961 Albert R “Cubby” Broccoli found that Harry Saltzman had a six-month option to film the James Bond novels and tried to buy him out. But when Saltzman refused they teamed up instead and created Eon Productions to put 007 on the big screen.

Dr No remains a fairly faithful adaptation  of the novel but the screenwriters added a number of scenes. They also added Felix Leiter, who did not appear in the book. But while many of the classic Bond elements were introduced, the first Bond film lacks a John Barry score. Apart from the James Bond Theme the music is largely unmemorable.

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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 12, 2019, 04:00:28 PM »
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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 12, 2019, 03:58:59 PM »
Dr No is often overlooked, but it sets many of the elements in place for the later James Bond movies and Ursula Andress’ appearance on the beach is now an iconic screen moment. Although it features the James Bond Theme, one notable thing lacking is the “Bond sound”, first introduced by John Barry in From Russia With Love

Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 12, 2019, 03:51:58 PM »
the more you give, the more you receive. this has been true for me. proven. naa kanunay solod ang pitaka. kasagaran kong mang hatag, mag expect ug something in return. w/c is natural. ako, i dont care ug naay mo balik or wala. happy lang ko manghatag. usually i give money. kay daghang kwarta mo balik pod naho. on dec. 6, ako maoy mo open sa nightly CHRISTmas festivities sa maribojoc. the BALONG show will be like this. every half hour i will give away P1000. in between naay daghang giveaways. nag balikbayan box na ko ug mga backpacks nga ipanghatag. i really enjoy spending my money this way. dili ni pasikat. dili man ko kandidato kay nahuman na man ang election hihihi. just happy doing what i do.

Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 12, 2019, 02:56:44 AM »
Dr No (1962)

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Following the disappearance of the head of the local secret service station in Jamaica and his assistant, M send James Bond to investigate. Bond quickly teams up with the CIA’s Felix Leiter and with the help of the CIA man and his local hand, Quarrel, Bond follows up a series of leads.
His investigations point him towards Crab Key, home to the enigmatic Dr No, and he and Quarrel set sail at night to investigate. After arriving, Bond awakes to find a bikini-clad girl collecting shells on the beach.

It turns out that Honey Ryder also sailed overnight, but alerted by the sail on her dinghy, Dr No sends a motor patrol boat to deal with the trespassers. Disappearing into the mangrove swamp, the three come face to face with a march buggy armed with a flame-thrower dressed up to look like a dragon.

After seeing Quarrel being scorched to death, Bond and Honey are taken to Dr No’s base after surrendering, where the two are surprised to find they have been expected in what appears to be some kind of luxury clinic. After dinner with the Doctor, during which he reveals that he has been interfering with American missile tests on behalf of SPECTRE, Bond is taken to a cell.

Escaping though a ventilation shaft, Bond tracks Dr No down to his laboratory and kills him. While a chain of gigantic explosions begins to rock the complex all around, Bond rescues Honey, and they make their escape from the island in a boat.

Connery’s hard edge, flawless delivery of one liners, a simple plot and absence of gadgets all work in the film’s favour and with a freshness that has evaded the series since Goldfinger, Dr No remains one of the best Bond films.

Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 12, 2019, 02:46:41 AM »
i am a happy man. when i want to do something i can do it. because i have the means. naa koy kwarta. dili gamay. dili pod daku. igo igo lang. gi kaloy-an sa GINOO. bisan unsa kalisod sa ahong giagi-an, naka lampos gihapon.kamong naga subay niining ahong estorya, naka hibaw na nga usahay ma straight ko ug 3 ka adlaw nga walay kaon. 3 days no eat. daghan naka suway ug 1 day 1 eat. taas kaayo ang swerte, gikan pa sa pagka seaman hangtod karon, mao ra ni ahong trabaho. organize ug basketbol tournament. mang hatag ug prizes sa audience. and the way things are going, dili na ni ma undang. i have accumulated enough funds to do this for the rest of my life

Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 12, 2019, 02:39:43 AM »
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Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 11, 2019, 11:42:57 PM »
actually dili man tanan basketbol ahong uli-on. naa poy gamay nga negosyo. so business and pleasure. mid september harvest ug bangus. ang nag bantay aning bangus farm ahong brother in law.

80% basketbol 20% bangus negosyo para balanced diet hihihi

Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 11, 2019, 06:09:13 PM »
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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 11, 2019, 09:27:25 AM »
Daniel Craig

Sean Connery

Pierce Brosnan

Roger Moore

Timothy Dalton

George Lazenby

Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 11, 2019, 09:24:53 AM »
It’s hard to imagine a world without the James Bond films, which have been with us since Dr No hit the big screen in 1962.

The impact of Dr No on cinema audiences of the time was dramatic. There had never been anything like it before. It catapulted Sean Connery to fame and introduced us to an exciting and, for many, unimaginably sophisticated world.

It took James Bond from being a successful series of books to an unprecedented worldwide phenomenon, hitting its peak in the mid-1960s.

The actor may change. The style of each film reflects the time in which it was made. But more than 50 years later we still eagerly await each new instalment in the series.

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Philippine Daily News / Re: Gerald Anderson an army reservist
« on: August 11, 2019, 04:34:38 AM »
ka lami na lang ning kinabuhi ug actor. actor man pod ko sauna. extra lang. my first movie in which i appeared for only a few minutes was BOBOY TIBAYAN starring bong revilla. driver si bong sa jeepney. mga pasahero mi. ang eksena gi hold up ang jeepney

USA and Canada / America Weeps for the Fallen
« on: August 11, 2019, 04:22:24 AM »
Hi Rene,

America weeps for the fallen,” said President Trump in his address to the nation on Monday morning, after the weekend shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

Eloquent, elegant.

That’s quite a word, “weep.” It’s old Middle English. It means to cry, of course; but more than that, to mourn and lament over a deep, painful loss.

At least, the line resonated with me. I’m busy, probably just like you. I have things happening in life and business, probably just like you. But pause for a moment, take a breath. It’s so sad.

And ponder the cruelty of fate. You weren’t there? Not injured? Hey… It could’ve been you. So maybe mutter something like… What. The. Hell.  Or words to that effect.

An awful person – two awful people last weekend; both deeply, profoundly troubled – killed a group of (mostly) strangers. (Note: the Dayton guy killed his sister! Ugh.) It was indiscriminate.

Psychiatrists tell us that people who don’t value their own life tend not to value the lives of others.

In other words, someone who’s already in a very dark room drags us all in there with him.

And it’s pretty much always a “him.” For over half a century, almost every mass-killer in the U.S. has been male. (Only one female.)

This kind of mass-killing has happened so many times that there’s even a profile. Alienated. Disassociated. Childhood trauma. Bad parenting; almost always an absent father. Lack of socialization. Outcast. Radicalized. Lone wolf. Mentally ill. Psychotropic drugs, in many instances.

In recent decades, add in that people are conditioned to violence through a lifetime of routine media horror, and desensitized to death by now-common video games. Spun-up by Internet lures, and social media click-bait. As my friend Jim Kunstler wrote, “this is exactly what you get in a culture where anything goes and nothing matters.”

We live in a nation of 330 million people. If one-one-hundredth of one percent are truly, deeply troubled – perhaps even certifiably nuts – that’s 33,000 potentially very dangerous people out there. At some point, some people are wound so tight, they simply snap…

So, yes… weep for the fallen; and weep for what this whole thing says about our country.

“This whole thing?” You probably know what I mean… The personal loss, and the follow-on political theater.

Because when will the politicians get through with this? Well, here’s the calculus. Two horrible, awful, total strangers committed mass-murder, and we’ll all lose our freedoms because of it.
Saturday, I boarded an airplane in Vancouver. Dutifully, per federal air regulations, I shut off my smart phone. Five hours later, I landed in Detroit. The El Paso news was burning the wires.

By the time I landed in Pittsburgh, airport security was unusually tight. I walked out past the security perimeter, into the non-TSA spaces where the place was crawling with police officers wearing body armor, carrying shotguns and M-16s.

And the next day, the morning news was from Dayton. Two mass-shootings in less than 24 hours. Unbelievable…

When I first saw the news about El Paso, I had a flashback.

I’ve been inside that Walmart. It was in 2011. I flew to El Paso and met up with Agora Financial colleague Matt Insley. We went on a road trip to visit a series of mining projects in West Texas and New Mexico.

At El Paso International, Matt and I rented a car. We drove to the Walmart just south of the airport, off Interstate-10.

Inside Walmart, we bought a couple of regional maps, cold drinks and a few odds and ends to tide us over for the next couple of days in the field.

I recall that the Walmart was crowded, much of the clientele was Hispanic, and most signage was in spanish.

I turned to Matt and remarked, “Looks like we’re in a serious border town.”

A casual comment, but Spanish signage in a West Texas store was nothing new to me. Long ago, in the late 1970s, I worked in that part of the world as a geologist for the old Gulf Oil Company, now part of Chevron.

When you spend time in the “Texican” oil patch, and hang out amongst oil workers, you realize that the border isn’t really a solid line, as lines go. Indeed, you get a feel for how the cultures of Mexico and Texas meet and mix.

The border between the U.S. and Mexico has long been fluid; at least, socially fluid. There are lines on maps. There’s fencing along the border; even a “wall” in places. People carry different kinds of driver’s licenses.

But the actual border is more like a mixing zone. It’s similar to how two great rivers merge and combine their waters. Two different “upstream” channels join, to yield a new and different chemistry as they flow downstream. It’s a force of nature.

The weekend news brought other flashbacks, too.

I remember the first time I heard about a mass shooting. I was ten years old; it was August 1966. A very troubled man – Charles Whitmore, with a large tumor squeezing his brain – climbed a tower and shot up the University of Texas.

Whitmore’s episode was the worst mass-shooting in U.S. history until the massacre at San Ysidro, California in July 1984. I was in the Navy, stationed nearby in San Diego; but deployed offshore at the time. Still, that shootout left an impression. You may not be safe, even buying a hamburger at McDonalds.

In October 1991, San Ysidro was surpassed by the Luby’s Restaurant massacre in Killeen, Texas. I was in the Middle East, just after Desert Storm. I heard the news and remember thinking… I’m over here, and back home people are shooting up restaurants.

Then there was Columbine, Colorado; April 1999. Again, I was far away in Bahrain when the news hit. I recall being in a room full of Navy SEALs. The discussion turned to being deployed on the other side of the world, defending so-called “American interests” while at home the country was falling apart.

Of course, there have been many other locales; other mass-shootings. Several come to mind (and the list is truly far longer than I can lay out here). Virginia Tech, April 2007. Fort Hood, November 2009. Aurora, Colorado, July 2012. Newtown, Connecticut, December 2012. San Bernardino, December 2015. Orlando, June 2016. Las Vegas, October 2017. Pittsburgh, October 2018.

Different people, different stories and motives. But definitely lone wolf-types. Sick people. Radicalized; and in some instances, sick angles on religion. I hold no medical license, but I’ll opine that all of the shooters were mentally ill.

After each event, politicians made hay while looking for scapegoats. They called for more laws, more regulation. Blame the gun, of course… And that creates an instant political conflict with a fundamental right; 2nd Amendment.

Face it. Guns are not just about duck hunting. The “gun issue” is a critical political right, forged in the Revolutionary War and encased in the Constitution at about the time of the Whiskey Rebellion.

Somehow or other, though, the idea is that “government” – local, state or federal – will grab some new level of power over guns, gun sales, ownership, training, licensing, whatever… and keep us all safe from the baddies. Because… well, tight gun laws have worked so well in places like Chicago, Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and more. Right? Oh, wait…

Here’s the bottom line in it all…

Over many years, more and more mentally ill people have been committing more and more horrific acts, and we are all on the trajectory to hold fewer freedoms. Even if you’ve never owned or fired a gun in your life; you are going to come out of all this less free.

Some guy goes off the deep end and shoots a group of innocents. Now, we’re all walking through the airport under the watchful eyeballs of cops, holding their guns at the ready.

So yes, this week I pause and weep for the fallen. What happened in El Paso and Dayton breaks my heart and burns my soul.

I don’t know anyone who is directly affected by El Paso or Dayton; not that I’m aware, anyhow. But I get the pain and emptiness of survivors; the sense of bottomless loss. There’s no such thing as “get over it,” as the glib saying goes.

If you’re lucky, after you lose someone you learn to live with what happened; as in, you wake up each day and go about life. It’s like having a deep scar, if not a missing limb. Losing someone to random violence is a cross that people forever carry up a long hill, where the top keeps on receding.

And as for the rest of us? We’re all touched as well… Because government power, oversight, surveillance and control is about to increase. It’s another great loss, about which you might want to weep.

On that point, I rest my case.

Thank you for subscribing and reading…

Best wishes,
Byron King
Managing Editor, Whiskey & Gunpowder

Tira-Pasagad | Saksak-Sinagol / Re: Tulog Aron Dali Motubo
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