Recent content by Rick Snyder

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    Ah, things are better. OR ARE THEY?

    Here it is a Sunday morning and I?m feeling bright and chipper and I venture out to the back yard to take in the fresh air. While looking around I see my neighbors doing their daily routines and I think back to 9 years ago when I built this house. Nothing has really changed in all those years...
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    Remind you of anywhere?

    It occurred to me that I have seen this philosophy before, somewhere. YouTube - Conan - Rewarding Illiteracy
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    Help with eye glasses

    I am told that there are establishments in Santo Domingo that give you an eye examination and make your glasses while you wait. I need to know if this is true and if so where I might find such an establishment. I broke my glasses and am presently using an old pair that does make me able to see...
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    Tickets to the concert???

    Does anyone know where to purchase tickets to the Santo Domingo Music Festival being advertised for 7 ? 17 March? An idea of prices would be nice. Their web page doesn?t offer this info. Rick
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    Ayuntamiento and Ley 3455

    On researching for Ley 3455, De Organizacion Municipal (Law of the Ayuntamientos), on the net I came across this page published by the PARTICIPACION CIUDADANA. The first 16 pages deal with Ley 3455 with the publication of some aspects of it. They list the 63 sub-articles of Article 31. I have...
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    World Bank report on the procurement system within the DR

    In a continence of trying to inform the public on how the Dominican Government operates. I found this page on the net and it deals with the procurement process within the DR. Though it is dated from 1999 just about everything mentioned is still relevant today. It was published by the World Bank...
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    Politics and facades.........

    Having arrived here one month before LF took office in 96 I am basically aware of the situation of the politics here but needless to say I?m far from an authority on the subject. Having studied the history and having lived some of it I think it is fair to say that the DR has progressed under...
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    About electricity in the DR

    Of the Dominican electric grid?s 49 power plants it is reported that they have the ability to produce about 3,225 megawatts of power. My research has come up with the following generating plants and the capability of power generation where noted. If there is no noted capability it is because I...
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    History of the DR and other thoughts...

    Part 1 Mirador offered this link in another thread and it brought to mind some observations. Of special interest, I thought, was the second article titled "?Fuerzas Armadas o grupos militares de crimen y extorsi?n?". After reading that article it should make a person pose the question as to...
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    Aging!!!

    Don?t know who wrote it but I thought it was cute.. Do you remember?????? All the girls had ugly gym uniforms? It took 5 minutes for the TV to warm up? Nearly everyone?s Mom was at home when the kids got home from school? When nobody owned a purebred dog? When a quarter was a decent allowance...
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    Silent member needing help

    Got a couple of emails from a new member who seems to be fearful of posting on the board. I've answered his other questions but the are some that I don't have the experience to answer so I thought I'd post them here and with my directing him here maybe he will get involved. He wants to visit...
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    Job for Mangu Minute

    I saw this in the news and thought it would be a very good idea for the Mangu Minute mobile team to go out and check this out as they did on the one sponsored by LF. It would be interesting to hear their output on this exhibit in comparison to the other. WB I think this is right up your alley. Rick
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    Is the new ordinance serving its supposed purpose?

    This new ordinance has generated a number of different threads on this board; 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, thereby attesting to its interest to the board members. It is interesting after reading the 90 pages covering those 5 threads the different responses that were made to the subject matter as outlined...
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    Corruption - Is it stealing?

    Disclaimer; The use of the words (Dominican or Dominicans) does not refer to all Dominicans and is used here because this board is about the Dominican Republic. It is understood that these same problems are experienced and are present in all parts of the world but as this is about the DR then...
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    Week trip to Sosua

    Our trip to Sosua started out from El Seybo at 8:00am on Friday. After a 2 ½ hour bus ride, RD$95 each, to SD we took a taxi, RD$100 to the Caribe Tours Terminal. Bought tickets to Sosua for RD$250 each and caught 11:00 bus. The trip up was very comfortable and enjoyable. I try to be observant...