Posted by: Chuck | October 4, 2013

HICCUPS AND AN INTERESTING DAY FROM UNCLE CHUCK


Hello friends some have ask me what makes an interesting blog. My answer has to be patience and do your research, spend the time since there are no short cuts. Do I know what makes a computer tick, no I just don’t know. Since I have live in a third world my Internet server is slow with hiccups and not very dependable. At times our server with its hiccups can make my life miserable.But do I ever have a good life! And if you need money, there is always the game show ‘One minute to win.’ Most the American movies shown our local cable company are from China so all the sub titles are in Chinese. What comes from man will never last, it is here today, gone tomorrow. What comes from God will always be the same for all eternity. Invest your life in what pays eternal dividends. Beware all you shoppers. Halloween isn’t the only scary thing going on in October. The month is also filled with risky decisions for discerning consumers. It’s close enough to November – and those tempting Black Friday deals – to encourage bargain hunters to wait. However, there are a handful of items that are actually better buys this month. These are the eight deals you should consider now, as they are likely to be gone by the time Black Friday rolls around. Stick around for the end of this article, because we also have five categories that you should avoid until November. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rivL5KYeBvk

The peso weakened against the dollar Wednesday after Australian building permits and trade deficit lowered the positive sentiment toward regional currencies and prompted investors to favor the greenback over riskier units. The local currency lost 7.5 centavos to close at 43.4:$1 from 43.325 Tuesday. Trading volume totaled $739.2 million compared with $804.96 million Tuesday. “The peso weakened due to negative Aussie data that was well below than expected,” a trader at a local bank said. The Australian Bureau of Statistics reported the seasonally adjusted trade deficit came in more than double what economists expected in August, according to Reuters. http://ph.news.yahoo.com/peso-weakens-aussie-data-disappoints-101652531.html

Chinese tourists should not pick their noses in public, pee in pools or steal airplane life jackets, China’s image-conscious authorities have warned in a handbook in their latest effort to counter unruly behavior. The National Tourism Administration publicized its 64-page Guidebook for Civilized Tourism — with illustrations to accompany its list of dos and don’ts — on its website ahead of a “Golden Week” public holiday that started on October 1. As Chinese tourists increasingly travel abroad, they have developed a stereotype of “uncivilized behavior”, which Vice Premier Wang Yang said in May had “damaged the image of the Chinese people.” Several countries, including debt-laden European nations, have eased visa restrictions to attract increasingly affluent Chinese tourists, but reports have also emerged of complaints about etiquette. http://ph.news.yahoo.com/no-nose-picking-china-chides-unruly-tourists-065319986.html

The United States and ally Japan on Thursday agreed to revise their long-standing mutual defense guidelines and said they would locate a second ballistic defense radar on Japan’s west coast and relocate 5,000 U.S. Marines to Guam. The defense guidelines were last updated in 1997. The agreement came after meetings between Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, and U.S. counterparts Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The revision of the guidelines between the long-time allies reflects growing concerns about North Korea’s nuclear program, global terrorism, cyber attacks and other threats of the 21st century. http://news.yahoo.com/u-japan-agree-revise-mutual-defense-guidelines-054711173.html

Russia’s embassy in the Libyan capital of Tripoli came under fire on Wednesday and a group of people tried to force their way into the compound, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Diplomatic sources in Libya said security guards fired shots to disperse a group of about 60 people that had approached the embassy. An attempt to enter the building was repelled and according to the Foreign Ministry no diplomats were wounded. “The attackers opened fire and tore the Russian flag,” the Russian Itar Tass news agency cited unnamed sources as saying. Embassy staff had been taken to the airport as a precaution. Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich told Russian state television the situation had calmed. “In Tripoli …a shooting occurred and there was an attempt to enter the territory of the Russian embassy.” The attack was symptomatic of volatility in Libya two years after the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi. Clan and tribal rivalries, as well as Islamist groups, have flourished in the absence of strong central government. Security services, themselves have struggled to maintain order. http://news.yahoo.com/russian-embassy-libya-attacked-no-injuries-among-diplomats-185520788.html

Some in wheelchairs, while others clutched their canes and at least one advising a much younger reporter to embrace “good whiskey and bad women” – swarmed the WWII Memorial on Wednesday in defiance of the government shutdown. Unlike a similar scene on Tuesday, there was little drama as the Honor Flight volunteers did their duty. Sure, more lawmakers generously protected the veterans by getting between them and TV cameras, and there were a handful of protesters. But Park Police officials made no serious attempt to keep the elderly guests out — and in fact ended up facilitating their visit with a wink-and-nod and a clear path from their buses to the memorial. Yahoo News joined other media outlets at the memorial, which sits on the National Mall between the Washington Monument and the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial. http://news.yahoo.com/veterans-swarm-%E2%80%98closed%E2%80%99-wwii-memorial–knock-politicians-171519254.html

“Pranking” doesn’t usually inspire feelings of warmth and charity. But apparently, as YouTube prankster Stuart Edge demonstrates in a new video, it can do so at times. Edge recently caught heat for an ill-advised video in which he “sweeps girls off their feet.” It received criticism because it showed Edge invading random women’s personal space. But his latest video, in which he employs some magic to surprise pizza deliverers, is a welcome change, and one only need look at the reactions of the delivery people themselves to know that’s true. The trick itself is rather simple and can be learned here. Commenter’s were complimentary about Edge’s “prank.” Edge himself noted in the description that “when I found out pizza deliverers can make as little as $4.00 an hour in Utah, I wanted to help out.” It looks as if it worked. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/awesome-magic-trick-prank-gives-pizza-deliverymen-surprise-tips-180552859.html

U.S. and Japanese officials said Thursday they will position a second early-warning radar in Japan within the next year and deploy new long-range surveillance drones to help monitor disputed islands in the East China Sea by next spring, moves that may well raise tensions again with China. The foreign and defense ministers of the two countries also, for the first time, put a price on what Japan will contribute to the relocation of Marines out of Okinawa to Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific region. Japan will pay up to $3.1 billion of the move, which includes development of new facilities in Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. The announcements came at the close of high-level meetings between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera. The talks, ahead of President Barack Obama’s visits to Indonesia and Brunei next week, were aimed at modernizing the American-Japanese alliance that both sides maintain is a cornerstone of peace and stability in North Asia. http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/us-japan-deploy-radar-drones-year-20453507

The Delaney family of Leslie, Michigan made a shocking discovery in their yard recently when they stumbled upon several humungous mushrooms. WILX News 10 reported that Ed Delaney told his wife Amy he had a surprise for her. She thought it could be flowers for their upcoming anniversary but instead she said, “I walked in and his arms were literally filled with this huge, disgusting white mass.” Ed said, “I had this mushroom the size of two basketballs, and it kind of shocked her.” But that wasn’t the last surprise, because only a few days later Amy made her own discovery of an even larger mushroom. Later they found two more of the perplexing fungi. The gargantuan orbs have served as a conversation piece for the family. Madison Gomez, the Delaney’s daughter, said, “I had two of my friends over Friday. I told them about the mushroom, and they, I guess they didn’t believe me. So I showed them and I guess they had second thoughts.” http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/oddnews/giant-mushrooms-pop-up-in-family%E2%80%99s-yard-183540111.html

Good news for domestic helpers planning to work in Hong Kong, and those who are already working there. Acting Labor Secretary Danilo Cruz announced on Wednesday, that the minimum allowable wage (MAW) for foreign household service workers in Hong Kong has been increased by HK$90 (about P504), from $3,290 (about P18,430) to $4,010 (about P20,460) per month, or 2.3 percent. Citing a report from Labor Attaché to Hong Kong Manuel Roldan, Cruz said that the Hong Kong government also increased by HK$45 the food allowance to $920, or by 5.1 percent, from the previous $875.
Read more:
http://globalnation.inquirer.net/86963/minimum-wage-for-foreign-domestic-helpers-in-hong-kong-increased#ixzz2gdgwf36q

Chinese President Xi Jinping made history in Indonesia by becoming the first foreign leader to address the country’s Parliament, using the platform to call for greater cooperation with Southeast Asia’s biggest economy and the region as a whole. Xi’s speech on Thursday came a day after he met with his Indonesian counterpart President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the two agreed to work together to improve a number of areas including trade, investment and infrastructure. During his first trip to Southeast Asia since taking office in March, Xi also proposed creating an infrastructure investment bank that would help fund development projects in the region. http://news.yahoo.com/china-president-makes-historic-speech-064928214.html

Some call him the “beacon of honesty and integrity” and others “pork barrel king,” but President Benigno Aquino can take another title for himself: “special uncle.” Aquino on Wednesday vowed before businessmen to look into the situation of children with special needs in the Philippines, noting that the issue is close to his heart.
“Mayroon din akong pamangkin na special child. Ewan ko kung special uncle niya ako (I also have a nephew who is a special child. I don’t know if I’m his special uncle),” Aquino said.
http://ph.news.yahoo.com/president-aquino–the–special-uncle–075343390.html

Start every day with a positive attitude for each new day holds so much potential. The possibilities that today offers are so endless, so eagerly anticipate wonderful happenings. It is easy to let blessings to go by unnoticed if you’re not looking.

Thank you for your visit, Uncle Chuck

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