Author Archives: Marvin David Webster

About Marvin David Webster

I am an American. I was Born Under a Wanderin' Star. Since 2010 I have called the Philippines home.

When He Comes in the Midst of the Storm

Over a million people had been evacuated from 160 kilometers of Philippines coastlines. It was the largest evacuation in Philippines history. In metro Manila 12 million people were on alert and waiting the arrival of a direct hit from Ruby. More than 25 million people (about 1/4 of the Philippines population) were in the projected direct path. We were being told to prepare for major flooding, loss of electricity, and structural damage from winds gusting to more than 200 mph. Continue reading

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Gill Rosenberg: Person of Interest – Fighting the Islamic State?

Gill Rosenberg, a 31-year-old Israeli-Canadian woman, made headlines last month when she travelled to Iraq and then on to Syria in early November, purportedly to join Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State (IS). The former member of the … Continue reading

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Where “Fake News” Comes From – The Art of Bull Shit

Roughly 30% of Americans get their news from Facebook.  The World Economic Forum said in a 2013 report that “massive digital misinformation” is one of the main risks for modern society — it can influence war, voting and a plethora of other things. Facebook is the echo chamber of all of the “fake news” in the world. Continue reading

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Pampa Noon Lions Club Program From Manila

One of the great honors of my life was presenting online  The Pampa Noon Lions Club program on July 24, 2014. I was a member of this great institution in the nineties, but left Pampa and had not seen many of … Continue reading

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The Skies Just Ain’t Friendly Anymore

The skies just ain’t friendly anymore, since flying became a contact sport. You take off your coat, your belt, your shoes, but that’s not all they make you lose. The skies just ain’t friendly anymore. Continue reading

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The Angel Flight

I fly that plane called the Angel Flight. Got a hero riding with us tonight . . .
It don’t matter where we touch down. On the Angel Flight it’s sacred ground.
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