Recent content by flyinroom

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    Snowbirds complaining they left DR too soon

    At this moment it is 32 and feels like 35 with the humidity in Montreal. The temps have been in this zone for the past couple of days but are expected to cool a little in the next week. I don't know who's complaining about the cold but... it sure isn't here in beautiful Montreal. Weather is all...
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    Gipsy Kings | Think Health 2022

    I'm pretty sure they'll perform this one... Good for the health as it gets the body parts moving.
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    Speed bumps everywhere!

    I have known more than a few of the dreaded speedbumps in the D.R. Punta Cana, Bavaro, El Cortecito were all awash with them. Having to deal with them when you know they're there is a huge annoyance but... when they catch you unaware, they can be mind, body and soul shattering. The one that...
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    U.S. Phone Number That is NOT VOIP??

    lol. Been there, done that. For years I made the same mistake and English is my 1st language. Gee. Something in common with the King of Mangu? Who knew? For all the wordsmiths out there...something one shouldn't do with one's words. Wordle 299 4/6 ⬜🟩⬜⬜🟩 ⬜⬜⬜⬜⬜ 🟨🟩🟨⬜🟩 🟩🟩🟩🟩🟩
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    Anchovies (anchoas)

    In the can? Yikes. It reminds me of my dear departed mom. She used to say...I'll drink a a beer from a bottle but, I draw the line at cans. Anyways, it's good to know that they do freeze well. Maybe I'll upgrade my next Caesar salad with some of the little guys. Smash them up real good and...
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    Anchovies (anchoas)

    Sorry. I can't help you with that. I am a million miles away...well, maybe not a million but, pretty far.
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    Anchovies (anchoas)

    Since we are on the subject of anchovies... I've tried various different anchovy pastes out there but, have not been particularly impressed. I'd like to buy them packed in oil, in one of those little itty bitty cans but would never use the whole can. Has anybody had a positive experience...
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    DR calls for dialogue, not war in Russia-Ukraine conflict

    Whether or not Sean Penn is "anti-American" or "a danger to any American interest anywhere" was not the point of my comment. I was simply remarking that for a guy that was going to embrace (as you saw it) Putin, he seemed awfully chummy with President Zelensky. Enough already with the...
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    DR calls for dialogue, not war in Russia-Ukraine conflict

    Face facts. This is one prognostication that has got it ass-backwards. Better to just admit it and attempt to save some face. It is not a crime to err. It is the attempt to weasel out of the mistake that really borders on the criminal...metaphorically speaking.
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    DR calls for dialogue, not war in Russia-Ukraine conflict

    Really? Do you really believe that Sean Penn is about to embrace Putin? For a guy that is about to embrace Putin (as you suggest) he sure seems to be getting along well with President Zelensky. Is it possible that you have it all wrong...
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    Your label

    Yes. Mine was off the mark. However, we shouldn't forget about the waves of European immigrants who fled to the Americas in order to achieve a better way of life for themselves and their families and, in some cases, persecution. They may have chosen to relocate, but their choice was rooted in need.
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    Your label

    Generally speaking... An expatriate might be an individual who, by choice, relocates and resides in a country other than his/her own. In other words, coming from a place of privilege. An immigrant could be an individual who, out of necessity, makes the move to provide a better way of life for...
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    Possible future expat from Colorado

    I am going to have to defer to El Hijo de Manolo on this one. He is, after all, the dr1 resident expert on all things socks, puppets, mangu and arepas. I mean, it takes one to know one... n'est-ce pas?
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    Bio-Ethical Questions

    Excuse me for saying this Bob but... You've got a hell of a nerve saying that. Try saying that to the face of a healthcare worker anywhere these days and see how that works out for you. SMH...
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    Bio-Ethical Questions

    In a perfect world there would be available treatments for all. All things being equal nobody would be turned away. Ours' is not a perfect world. The coronavirus has stretched resources to the breaking point. Healthcare officials must be responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to them...