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Broken Spirit

You with the sad eyes
Don't be discouraged
Oh I realize
It's hard to take courage
In a world full of people
You can lose sight of it all
And the darkness inside you
Can make you feel so small

        Cyndi Lauper

This child is so sad. Easy to see in his face. He lives on the street. I have no seen him in about a week. I hope he is okay.

He is soft spoken and well mannered. I can't imagine what horrors he has endured to make him take to the streets. Abuse? Lost parents? I do not know but this child is not happy living on the streets.

He often keeps to himself. Often a bundled up mass with his cardboard bed, sleeping on the sidewalk and totally covered from head to foot in whatever rag he can find to cover himself with.

I would bring him to my room and take care of him if I could but I would be arrested. Sad state this world has come to.

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#homeless   #streetkids   #poverty   #cebucity   #philippines   #ripplesoflove  
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Rusty I'm interested in a 4th year surgical nurse studying a Notre Dame, Santos city . Very poor . Tried to con me at first but I think she is telling the truth now . She is only 23 .And wants to marry me.

She wants a phone.How much fr phone and Internet connection?

BTW how are you? 
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We won another easy victory in our latest war. Even though they had many more TH8s than we did and plus 1 trop donations, they were poorly armed on offense and defense. Again, another rushed clan. Often, when it appears we have a war won, I announce in chat “Stick a fork in them, they are done.
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A Guide on what to Upgrade as a New Town Hall Nine. It's a long article but a TH9 is a huge step in Clash of Clans. See the detail at the link below:

#clashofclans   #coc   #upgrade   #tutorial  
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+Rob Mosley I'm good Rob.
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My latest time and money drainer. :) Join us?
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Was trying to embed this into my G+ page for business but it doesn't display. Only a link. Anyone know a trick to make it work?
Stormy Knights War RosterSheet1 Stormy Knights, VS, Opponent, Score, Date, Win/ Loss/ Tie, Destruction, Win Streak, Six Star Knights, Notes Stormy Knights, Smile Topak, 28-19, Win, 99. 3/ 72. 8 Stormy Knights, The Wolves, 38-44, Loss, 90. 87/ 38. 33, Spies Stormy Knights, Fringe, 28-26, Win, 91. 2/ 90. 4 Stormy Kni...
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Descendant of John S. Ferguson and Ann M. Stubbleson?  If so, we're cousins!
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Another perfect war for the Knights... This was number 10!
Our tenth perfect war concluded tonight. This time we matched with a clan that did not have plus 1 donations and we took full advantage of that. Scoring 60 stars for a perfect war within six hours of the start of war. Still, they had a TH9 in the war and we did not. They were rushed but that ...
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5-year-old Dalia* and 2-year-old Anas* play outside their family’s hom at an informal settlement in #Lebanon. These two are among the estimated 2.4 million Syrian children who are living as refugees. "I always hear my parents talking about Syria and how beautiful it used to be,” Dalia told us. “They promised they will take me there one day." Learn what we're doing to help children like Dalia & Anas:

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Our latest war was our 9th perfect war. Read the details and a video of the final attack here:

We seem to either kick butt or loose in the last five wars. I prefer the kick butt wars. Our last two victories were perfect wars. One was easy, this one was not. It got a little scary there for awhile. They pulled within two stars of us with five stars open on our bases below our top base.
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I took this picture a few days ago and am really fond of us. I also wrote about an article about what the IRS is doing to enforce the tax and other laws regarding those of us that live of visit foreign countries that you can find here.:
Sometimes people leave their country to live life as an expat due in large part to the red tape and taxation in their home country. If you're a US citizen that may no longer be a good reason. 

Congress has given the IRS new responsibilities and powers to not only enforce tax laws but other federal regulations too. The banking red tape for expats has increased dramatically in recent years and now even your passport is at risk if you owe the IRS money. Read more at:

This photo was recently taken near my hotel. Tenderness on the streets.
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+Rusty Ferguson What's interesting is how my wife and I work really hard in the community to assist the oppressed, and they don't want our help!  They just want our money.  lol.  Meanwhile, we have helped a lot of families find housing, housing programs, eat, get groceries, find jobs, and many other things.  This picture is of a mother-son in a city I have relatives living.  That boy could very well be my cuzzin.  If I saw a mother and child in this situation here, the situation would not last long.  It really breaks my heart to see such poverty.
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When foreigners go aboard they have a hard time adjusting. I often hear "That's not how we do it in my country." Well, no, but that doesn't always mean better it is just different than what you are use too.

A broken down air conditioner gave me the idea for the story but I think the gotcha god were watching. A few hours after I published this article my cable TV went out. Then a few hours later, my internet went down for about 18 hours.

I couldn't help myself but to think, if this was the USA,. this stuff would get fixed fast. haha. I'm guilty of it too but I try not to stay it outloud.

I'm glad things are so different, even after 8 years, I find a new adventure nearly every day. Just outside my door. :)

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Went to a party the other day, Santa Ray and Marivic were celebrating 12 years together. Two days later they got engaged. Some of you might remember the picture of Ray being Santa from a couple of years ago. I will share them both.

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Congratulations to Santee Claws and Mrs. Claws, pinay cuzzin.
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  • Expat Blogger | Social Media | Photographer
    Travel Blogger | Social Media, 1996 - present
    I'm a blogger sharing what I've learned on a variety of subjects including life as an expat in the Philippines, travel and Internet marketing. My official company name is Tantalizing Web development. I blog about my Internet marketing business at where I help others with their online business needs.
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    Revenue Agent, 1983 - 2002
    i was a field auditor. Ensuring compliance with income tax law.
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Travel Photography and Blogging while having the time of my life in the Philippines.
I'm an American expat now living in the Philippines and having a wonderful time.  Making the most out of life. I am also an Amatuer Photographer, Social Networking Promoter, and Internet Marketer.

I have an exciting life in the Philippines. I'm an explorer by nature. I love to discover new things. The best part of living to me is learning something new. I think my mind is probably the strongest "muscle" in my body. Not due to a high IQ just I keep it so exercised.

I work on some websites, blogging about my life in the Philippines, it is important to me that I offer quality information and that people have a reason to visit my sites.  The site I am most active on is Exciting Cebu.

I am the author of a best seller: Philippines Experience -- Basic Expat Training Manual. Check it out!  Expat Manual.

I am a bit of gadget freak. If it blinks and goes beep, I'm a fan. Included in this is my love for photography. My camera is ancient and I need a new one.

My blog has many pictures and there will be a lot more to come. Exciting Cebu is only a few months old. I've had other larger sites but thought it was time to start anew.

I am also an ethical Internet Marketer and also have a website related to helping others get started in Internet marketing.I call this website Tantalizing Web.

Major Update 03-04-14

Typhoon Haiyan struck the city i lived in on November 8th, 2013. It has dominated my life since then until now, March 4th, 2014. It has brought many changes and many of them are positive. I learned through Shawn Manaher (Link to be added) that I can make an impact via social media that I could never have alone.

I've always wanted to do something for others. The hungry, the homeless and the lonely are of special concern to me. Those that usually don't fit in.  The outsiders of life. 

My main work now is to help others. I don't know how effective I can be at it but that's what I want to do. I believe the Internet is a place for giving without expectation of anything in return. I try to approach things that way but I am human and I often fail in that noble goal. I'd love to gain from it too, I need to. 

I have limited means and that has held me back. My big dream is to feed the people living on the street first. In the Philippines there is very little mental health work. I've heard of mentally ill people being locked in basically a dob cage. 

I would love to see what I want to do to grow into an organization that first feeds and then attempts to improve the life of those that wish to make a change. It's a massive task here but I'll dream the dream, all the same.

I cannot do this alone. I have too many issues of my own. Issues with finances and health.

Circle Sharing

I love circle sharing and usually share one circle that I personally create each day. To get in my circles, you need to engage with me. Plussing, commenting and resharing. The more you do of each, the more circles I'll put you in. I share my circles with the name The Rusty Ball.

Things I Most Often Post on Google Plus
  • Articles I write about Living in the Philippines
  • Articles I write about Social Networking
  • Article I write about SEO
  • Articles I write about Internet Marketing
  • PIctures that I take in the Philippines
  • Love to Share other Peoples PIctures about the Philippines
  • Post about Electronics
  • Business Opportunities
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I tend to avoid adding people that share photographs that are not their own. Though a picture is worth a thousand words, a picture without words usually leaves me wanting more. I like to know a little about the photograph, especially where it was taken.

I'm not crazy about all the cute graphics meant to grab +1s as I see it as spam. Some is okay but if that's all you do, I probably won't add you.

I'll just briefly mention that I have lupus. I use to spread a lot of information about Lupus and I am thinking about starting to do that again. It is not a rare disease but it seems many do not know about it.
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Have been staying here for more than a year. The price is hard to beat. There use to be a problem with bugs but that's common in the Philippines. No more, about month ago they disappeared. Only problem is its too loud. The employees are too loud, from the TV BLASTING in the lobby to loud talking in the hallway, they really need to remember where they work!
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i like going to public parks in the Philippines. Every town has at least one. I say every but that is an exaggeration I'm sure. Every town I've bee to has a town plaza. I've been to the Batayan town plaza several times. It is well kept, has a nice garden and there are always friendly people there. Most of the time there isn't a lot of activity. Just a place to sit and watch the Filipinos and learn about their culture through observance. And it provides a splendid opportunity for one of my favorite past time which is "girl" watching. Usually there are children that are curious about me and they are delightful. I have taken some interesting pictures of children in that park. Across the street from the plaza is a very old and historic Catholic church. I love to visit it and take pictures. I've seen different dates but it appears to be over 400 years old. Its too bad I can't include a picture here. It seems like an option for that should be included for the reviews. The plaza is not the main attraction though. Bantayan Island is famous for its white sand beaches and I hope to return for a visit before long.
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