Posted by: Chuck | October 16, 2013

Ride the wave and straight scoop

Hello folks, as I drink my morning orange juice the earth continued to shake but our Big House is still standing in one piece without any moans. I wonder how our neighbor’s homes are standing through all the afterquakes; so many houses are built on the existing ground without any supporting foundations. Tony our new helper has been a great help here to my wife and me.  He works from dawn until the lights are turned off at night with no complaints that I know of. As far I know he finished the 2nd grade and then started working to help his family living on a nearby island. I seriously wonder how some will survive as the government in Washington runs out of money. I know this much I remember when America didn’t have a dime but it was no poor house because everyone pulled together and didn’t owe a dime to any body anywhere. The bureaucrats and politicians need to roll up their sleeves and to go work for what they are paid for. Get the shine off your seat of your pants and go to work. Wake up before some unknown general decides enough is enough and then we all will up the creek without a paddle. It will be to both the bureaucrats and politicians, “So long it’s been good to know you.”

At least 20 people were killed on Tuesday when a major 7.1 magnitude earthquake tore down buildings across three islands that are among the Philippines’ most popular tourist attractions, authorities said. Fifteen of the fatalities were in Cebu, the second most important city in the Philippines and a gateway to some of the country’s most beautiful beaches, civil defense office spokesman Reynaldo Balido told reporters. Five other fatalities were reported on neighboring Bohol and Siquijor islands, famed for their idyllic white sands and turquoise waters that are typically visited by fast boat from Cebu. 

There are three types of positive people: The good who change others; the better who change the system; and the best who change themselves. Every positive deed we do makes this world a better place ‘coz every deed done has a power to enlighten the path of others. God bless you. Uncle Chuck

A hero finally gets Medal of Honor, some question the delay – At a stately White House ceremony on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will extol former Army Capt. William Swenson’s courage and award him the country’s highest military decoration. But beyond the pageantry is a convoluted tale not told in the official Army narrative detailing Swenson’s heroics when he and his troops were ambushed in Afghanistan more than four years ago. Even as Swenson receives his Medal of Honor, a Pentagon investigation is unfolding into why the former Army officer’s award nomination once vanished. It has been alleged that military brass may have derailed the approval process because Swenson pointed blame at superiors in the aftermath of the costly battle.



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