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    I think you will find the Dominican Republic is...

    I think you will find the Dominican Republic is very high on the list of countries where doctors place casts on young people's limbs - something to do with medical fees, like C-sections.
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    How did I know this thread wold go this way?

    How did I know this thread wold go this way?
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    He appeared mentally deficient in news video,...

    He appeared mentally deficient in news video, somewhat unaware of his situation.
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    I think it's a bit misleading to go along with...

    I think it's a bit misleading to go along with transport unions' socialist/communist/collectivist posturing. Those movements are populist and promote wider distribution of wealth. Hubieres and his...
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    uber moto: No thank you.

    uber moto: No thank you.
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    I guess the interest factor is the Dominican...

    I guess the interest factor is the Dominican bureaucrat speaking the words. All the information is widely known and accepted. I was looking for something new but it is not here. Least surprising...
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    Why would you need warranty repair for something...

    Why would you need warranty repair for something that cost less than $200? You wouldn't likely be covered for more than one year anyway. At that cost, if you have a repair problem you just buy...
  8. Thread: For the techies

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    It's most likely a robo call. The banks have...

    It's most likely a robo call. The banks have been at it quite a bit too the last couple of years. I agree with the advice to block the number. The problem is European privacy laws and North...
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    Never say never. I would not rule out the...

    Never say never. I would not rule out the possibility of a low end retailer getting the odd lot of high end coffee. Something to watch out for is called "High Mountain" coffee from Jamaica. It's...
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    I have not knowingly had anything that came out...

    I have not knowingly had anything that came out the back side of a cat.


    The Blue Mountain coffee I referred to in my comparison was purchased by me in the Jamaica Blue Mountains. I did the side...
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    Brazilian coffees are very good also. Dominican...

    Brazilian coffees are very good also. Dominican coffee, however you roast it, seems richer than most of the Central American/South American varieties. I've tried quite a few of them. So my point...
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    I've had it. I really liked it. I think...

    I've had it. I really liked it. I think Induban should think about making the packaging more distinct. If you don't look closely, you don't notice it is a different product than Cafe Santo...
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    I think I missed it in the Fox report. What did...

    I think I missed it in the Fox report. What did they hit?
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    Actually, long before the Internet began to erode...

    Actually, long before the Internet began to erode the revenue of newspaper publishing, El Nacional and other Dominican newspapers were - and still are - full of egregious spelling and grammatical...
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    That is not true. El Nacional did not blame AP. ...

    That is not true. El Nacional did not blame AP. They mentioned AP as the source of the photo and plainly stated that the photo came to them labeled for what it is, the actor Alec Baldwin imitating...
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    Monte Alto: you can find both the organic and...

    Monte Alto: you can find both the organic and standard versions at most Santo Domingo Supermercados Nacional. It costs a few pesos more per pound than Cafe Santo Domingo but it is very good. They...
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    How did you know it's a "her"?

    How did you know it's a "her"?
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    Again, I recommended using a teller window...

    Again, I recommended using a teller window instead of an ATM. The reasons are security, transaction fees, and higher withdrawal limits. Western Union, xoom, etc. profitability is depends on lower...
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    I have several accounts that refund ATM fees. As...

    I have several accounts that refund ATM fees. As you mentioned, it is not difficult to find accounts that don't charge international withdrawal fees. I would never recommend using an ATM to...
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    The cheapest way I see is to establish a US...

    The cheapest way I see is to establish a US account and get your

    friend a debit/ATM card linked to it. You can then deposit the $1,500 monthly and he or she can withdraw it from ATMs or teller...
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    This will go the same way as the "pico y placa"...

    This will go the same way as the "pico y placa" like system of 17 years ago that was intended to relieve congestion. Conchos were required to paint their roofs and hoods yellow or green. Yellow...
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    Rob, tell them how often you see motorcyclists...

    Rob, tell them how often you see motorcyclists without helmets - never.
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    I don't believe it is unique to third world...

    I don't believe it is unique to third world countries.
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    Exactly, you are spot on. If you refuse in a way...

    Exactly, you are spot on. If you refuse in a way that allows them to save face, my experience is they move on to someone else. The common tactic is to probe for signs of fear or impatience. Show...
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    Just pay them and you will have a panhandler for...

    Just pay them and you will have a panhandler for life. My advice, be friendly, respectful but firm about not paying bribes. Of course, if you are guilty of something that is another kettle of fish.
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