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    Mr. Lu - Kickstarter Campaign - Documentary Film

    To the dr1 family who have supported me in the past, I ask for your support once again. I am trying to complete a documentary on Street Art in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I am in the final stages of gathering funds. The initial support has been strong, and with your help I can make this project...
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    Mr. Lu Needs Your Help!

    Greetings!!! To old, and new friend alike, I hope you are well! I am back on DR1, if only for a limited time, with a specific reason I will outline below. Before that, just a few details. As most of you know, I magically disappeared of the face of the earth, and DR1, at the beginning of 2010...
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    "Oooh Mr. Darcy Wright...."

    Not to make fun of the situation...... <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/H5bnsfpY4uA&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed...
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    Satellite TV Service

    Does anyone know where I can get information on Satellite TV Service in the DR? Specifically providers, where to buy the dish and all those details. Is it worth getting the service in the DR? I have hear you can get SKY or Direct TV but I have not been able to confirm this. Much appreciated...
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    A Nice Story

    I have been down on Santo Domingo, lately. It's a tough town to live in and at times, because of the general lack of amicable exchanges so common in large cities, I find SD to be even tougher than normal. But today a nice thing happened to me, and it brought a smile to my face. I took public...
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    Vaccines

    Does anyone know of a reputable place in Santo Domingo to get vaccinations. I am interested in a place that does vaccinations for adults, kids and babies. I heard there is a place at La Feria, which does it for free. But I have yet to confirm this. I'd appreciate any responses. Lu
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    Do you know Pepe?

    I have recently come to the conclusion that music can in fact make you stupid. As part of my thesis here is the most popular song on the radio today: <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/4r_yoG1Ay1E&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param...
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    Santo Domingo and the Amazing Race!

    I was lucky enough to stumble upon the Discovery Channel, last night and saw Santo Domingo as one of the cities on this year's show. It is not the American version, rather a special version of the show for Latin America. The groups ran through SD's Colonial Zone, and completed various activities...
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    Finding a Book - Atlas Shrugged

    Hey everyone. Does anyone know where, in Santo Domingo, I could get a copy of the book "Atlas Shrugged" by Ayn Rand. I would rather get the book locally, if possible, instead of waiting to have it shipped. If you have any ideas of where I can find this book locally, I'd appreciate the...
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    Getting a Dominican Passport

    For the children of Dominicans, who were born abroad, but with the hope of getting a Dominican passport, the process is basic and straightforward if you have your information straight, and your documents in order. If you are not the child of Dominicans, you should consult a lawyer, but I would...
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    This is scary. From the DR1 Daily News: 30 September 2009 Citizens lose civil right The new Constitution agreed on by the PRD and PLD majority in Congress and the party leaderships includes a clause eliminating Dominican citizens' right to protest against violations of the Constitution or the...
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    Adopting a Puppy?

    Anyone interested in adopting a new puppy? It's a cute little pup name Juju. The owner is leaving town soon and would like to find the doggy a new home. He is trained and has received his first set of shots. The second set would only cost like RD$200. Here is a pic. PM me if you are interested...
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    The New Constitution:

    I just received this is in email, about proposed changes to the DR Constitution. Anyone with knowledge of what's going on tell me if these changes are true or are they "smudged" to fit the goal of the poster? Subject: CAMBIOS EN LA CONSTITUCION ANTENTAN CONTRA LOS DERECHOS DE LOS CIUDADANOS...
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    Dominicans and Suicide Bombers...

    As I walked to work this morning I overheard a very interesting conversation by two young Dominicans. Disgusted with recent news of energy collapses, Metro inefficiencies, Fernandez's lack of leadership, nepotism and theft in government, one of the men yelled out: "We call Arabs crazy. We call...
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    Sending Medicine Via Mail?

    Here is a random question: Can you send medicine via mail to someone? It is just out of general curiosity. Could you send someone pills, prescription medicines or even over the counter medicines, via private couriers like FedEx, UPS, DHL or other couriers. Is it illegal or just frowned upon. I...
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    Blackouts in SD!!!!

    Yesterday, we spent a better part of the day in the dark. By about 7:30pm there was still no power in the Julieta/Piantini/Evaristo Morales area of SD. I called around to a few friends and family members and no power across the city. I am back in the office and as of 8am this morning, once again...
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    Mr. Lu Goes Painting....

    Here's some of what I do on my free time..... Note: A) It was private property B) I asked permission C) If you don't like it, you don't have to tell me about it Enjoy! <object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie"...
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    Do we beleive Papi?

    Do we believe Big Papi? If so, why is he different than any other player? Different than Manny and Alex and Bonds and Clemens? Mr. Lu
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    Help Finding Song!!!

    Hey everyone, I need help finding a song. Please listen to the song in the background of this Ministry of Tourism Video. It is a good video and a great song. I have had a few leads as to who sings the song, but nothing concrete. If anyone knows who sings this, or where I can get the...
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    Want to go Skydiving?!?!?!? - Let me know

    Ok, After researching this, I have found an opportunity to skydive in the DR. Yes!!! I am super excited about this! So now what I am doing is coordinating a group to jump. I'd like to get a group of between 8-10 people. The more people, the better the pricing. If you are interested...