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  • 07:19:52 pm on January 18, 2016 | 6 | # |
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    Philippine Genocide? The Numbers Don’t Add Up

    (The following is based on several discussion on the Facebook Philippine American War groupi, we are grateful for the immense wealth of expertise and enthusiasm in researching this issue.)

    We cannot know for sure how many died during the conflict of 1899-1902. Estimates of actual combatants range from 25,000 to 36,000 but the main controversy relates to how many civilians died during the conflict, estimates range from 200,000 to 3 million and whether those were deliberate or unintentional.

    No estimate has been made in the available literature of civilian casualties during the 1896-1898 revolution nor of civilians killed by Filipino Republican forces during the Philippine-American Warii.

    Census figures are immensely problematic especially when comparing the census carried out under the Spanish regime for pre-1899 figures and those under the American regime for the post-1899 period due to different methodologies. Some of the issues are covered in a briefing for the Senate Committee on the Philippine of 1902 (See Appendix). (More …)


  • 08:56:42 am on June 12, 2014 | 0 | # |

    Looking f9or the facts about the Balangiga Massacre? Check out Hangt The Dogs, the true Targic Story of the Balangiga Massacre

    Or try a history road with  Chew The Bones

    Gret writing, great history Here!

  • 11:39:15 am on June 10, 2013 | 0 | # |

  • 12:06:12 pm on January 3, 2013 | 0 | # |

    Some people are only comfortable doing what they’ve done before. My approach to film or video has always been “What do I want to do?” and, second “What haven’t I done before?”. “I don’t know how to do that” is not excuse for not doing something. Of course, it helps having a lot of experience – sometimes one instinctively knows something can be done, something can be fixed, without knowing exactly how – because there are so many options. A bit like life.

  • 03:59:25 pm on November 26, 2012 | 0 | # |

    Now up to page 54, so moving onwards. As usual, read online under Development Script on the top menu or get the PDF under downloads.

  • 09:49:20 am on November 11, 2012 | 0 | # |

    The development script has been updated. There has been a delay in moving forward. Hopefully now back on track.

  • 11:27:04 am on December 24, 2011 | 0 | # |

    If you’ve ever tried to get a Huawei E160E working with Ubuntu, succeeded, then been faced with futzing around all over again when you update Ubuntu, there may be a simple answer: instal Wammu.

    The history of this is that while still working with Windoze I found I needed two wireless modems, one, a ZTE MF626 for Smart bro and a Huawei E160E with Globe, to cover the patchy coverage. I then got the Huawei unlocked so I could use both SIMs in the same modem.

    Fast forward, I switched to Ubuntu on my laptop to discover that it recognised the ZTE modem but not the Huawei. That locked me into Smart Bro, which is unusable in Upper Cubi, SBFZ where I spend a lot of time with a client.

    I did discover that if I started up my laptop with both modems plugged in, both would show under network manager. A bit inconvenient but it worked.

    I then decided to install Wammu so that I could send and received texts like a cellphone. Having installed Wammu and configured it to recognise the Huawei E160E I found, whoopee, Ubuntu now recognised the modem under network manager without a problem.

    So, if you don’t want to mess around with usb_modeswitch files installing Wammu might be the answer.

  • 11:55:46 am on December 12, 2011 | 0 | # |
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    Chew The Bones is now on Kindle! Just found out. Covers what it was like to be a slave in the Philippines, the last charge by a US cavalry unit (at Morong), how did the US colonisation change the Philippines? Find out what the CIA thought, and how Queen Victoria got to own a bit of Manila. The book is here:

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