Recent content by andy a

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    Canadian "Tiger" call card ??

    Does anyone have info about this long distance call card? It might also be called "Tag". The advertised rates are super cheap (.08 Cdn/min ?), but the results are disappointing. What are the conditions? Does one need to use the local Canadian access number instead of the US available toll free...
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    A little insight.

    Far too often, from out of nowhere, we see swipes taken at the US, even on this board. When challenged (seldomly, unfortunately) the poster is likely to take the irresponsible attitude of a little kid with his hand caught in the cookie jar, even try to claim victim status himself by saying...
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    Bill Parcells in the DR ??

    Not likely - he doesn't need to. Did anyone see the beautiful young thing that unfurled a giant banner reading, "Marry Me Tuna" during last night's game? Is there hope for American women after all?
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    A model for the DR ?

    Yesterday a report was issued ranking various countries in the world according to competitiveness and the winner was - suspense, suspense - Finland. The US was second. How can it be that a country with half the population of the DR, whose old people were born into Czarist Russia (very poor)...
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    British humour - corny jokes

    Just to show that I have a British sense of "humour", here's a few jokes so corny that even they can appreciate them (probably wrote them). By the way, I prefer Irish jokes myself. For those who don't know, their humor is basically CC's lifestyle in joke form - political correctness be damned...
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    Rural water supply.

    Bdaric, in response to your questions as to how water collection in the DR compares to that in Bermuda, I decided to start a new thread. Yes, there are some fairly good sized streams in the DR, and some of them are even called rivers. Untreated water from those rivers is the main, and sometimes...
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    The Man in Black ...

    greatly enriched the lives of some expats in the DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, including me especially. I was lucky enough to attend one of his more memorable concerts. Johnny Cash was a great singer and a great man. He will be missed.
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    President Bush meets the Queen

    Air Force One arrives at Heathrow and President Bush strides to a warm and dignified handshake from the Queen. They ride in a 1934 Bentley to the edge of central London where they board a magnificent 17th century carriage hitched to 6 magnificent white horses. They ride towards Buckingham...
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    Wow, saved by the Economist !

    Which went out on a limb and predicted that the peso would drop to 41 by next year. So stop worrying everyone.
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    Internet Telephoning to DR?

    Lately I've been getting unacceptable results with Dialpad - many "misfires" while still being charged, and very poor quality when finally connected. I see that another such service, Iconnecthere (Deltathree), has apparently raised its rates to about 21 cents/minute, but perhaps without being...
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    Forrest Gump in Heaven ?

    The day finally arrives: Forrest Gump dies and goes to the Pearly Gates, met by St. Peter himself. St. Peter says, "Well, Forrest, it's certainly good to see you. We have heard a lot about you. I must inform you though that the place is filling up fast, and we've been administering an entrance...
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    A Woman's Reincarnation Wish

    In this life I'm a woman. In my next life, I'd like to come back as a bear. When you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep for six months. I could deal with that. Before you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I could deal with that, too. When you're a girl...
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    Killer Biscuits and Blonde Brains

    KILLER BISCUITS WANTED FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER (the actual AP headline) Linda _______, 23, a resident of San Diego, was visiting her in-laws and went to a nearby supermarket to pick up some groceries. Several people noticed her sitting in her car with the windows rolled up and with her eyes...
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    Dolores, your devaluation percentages ...

    from the news summary must have been determined with a Dominican calculator. It's a good thing that the peso hasn't dropped to 33.66, or the savings of Dominicans would have been wiped out completely in the last year, with a 100 percent loss. For those who have held pesos since they were equal...
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    French connection

    Fourteen !!!! What, no laughter? Twenty_seven !!!! Still no laughter? Eighteen !!!! [silence] Oh well, I guess some can tell 'em and some can't. Not a single chuckle at the French history in Jazzcom's thread? I'll rebut it anyway in another thread when I get around to it, just to be fair.