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    moving need advice

    Ok guys here is my situation. I have purged my life now of everything with the exception of four trunks full of stuff and one envelope full of the documents that make me legal. Everything else I have sold, given away or trashed. I have a good nest egg and military pension. I am 39. I plan on...
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    Hotel Santiago area

    Ok Background. I am living in a plywood building in a space that is 7ft by 9 feet. I walk 30 yards to the bathroom and it is a 105 on a cool day. I am looking for a small hotel preferable mom and pop run to stay a month in. My reason for small mom and pop is I am planning on cycling around to...
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    Latin Help

    ok I know this is not DR related but I am building my shadow box for my retirment and I want to put something in latin on the plaque. I want to put " Mountaineer returned from the sea" I am trying to look up the words but I do not know the proper word order and so forth. Any help would be...
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    Latin Help

    ok I know thi sis not dr related but I am building my shadow box for my retirment and I want to put something in latin on the plaque. I want to put " Mountaineer returned from the sea" I am trying to look up the words but I do not know the proper word order and so forth. Any help would be...
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    visit with the pope

    This is something to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your parade. So remember this story the next time someone who knows nothing and cares less tries to make your life miserable. A woman was at her hairdresser's getting her hair styled for a trip to Rome...
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    Farm subsidies

    OK in America the original use of farm subsidies was to ensure that certain vital farm products were available domestically in time of war. In the DR I understand that there is a subsidy on rice. What kind of programs are set up in the DR to help alleviate the need for imports? I understand...
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    japanese in DR

    I have been looking up information about the Japanese immigrants fromt he 50s and I found this link pretty interesting http://migration.ucdavis.edu/mn/more.php?id=2456_0_3_0 Dominican Republic. Thirty Japanese who emigrated to the Dominican Republic in the 1950s have joined 150 others in a...
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    Immigration

    I remember I reading the article on DR1 and I saw something interesting. The article was about Spain opening 400 new Dominicano jobs in the hotel industry and so forth and that people could apply at the consulate. The local Dominican hotel industry was complaining that it would take their...
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    three year ride is it doable

    I am married with two kids. The children will be in 4rd grade and 7th grade when I look to make the move. I have done the math but would like to bounce it off of some people. My expected time frame is summer 2006. I am considering moving to the DR for a period of three or so years. I would like...
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    English required in school

    I just picked this up off of Yahoo. Anyone know anything about it and how will it be funded http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050427/ap_on_re_la_am_ca/dominican_english/nc:734;_ylt=AicsjoaVPHX6G1AUdwBwDOy3IxIF;_ylu=X3oDMTBiMW04NW9mBHNlYwMlJVRPUCU Johnl
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    demographics

    Just curious. Has anyone ever done an informal census of Expats in the DR with demographics such as number in household, ages of members and so forth. When ever I start looking at where I would like to be in the DR if I come down for a few years I only have what I gleen from these pages or my...
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    septic

    Sorry everyone I have been out of the area and now I am back. Here is my question. What has to happen as far as septic systems in the DR. Do people just surface disacharge the sewage leagally or is it one of those wink and nod with rules in place that are not enforced. I have no intention of...
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    looking for a thread

    Hey guys been a while back from deployemnt. I am attempting to find a thread that was on the board about two years about how to shop in the DR. The one fictional letter to home about dressing to the hilt driving in the exit and so on. Anyone rember where it is. I tried several searches and cant...
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    Public Acess LAW

    :confused: The new public access law has me wondering. According to the article on the home page information can be withheld to protect privacy and security. Who will determine what is un releasable? Is it up to the government agency to prove to a judge that it needs to remain private or...
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    Money

    Ok guys. This is probably covered ground but I have a logistics of living question. I will have my pension on Direct Deposit. I see the problems of rip offs at the ATMs. So my question is there a simple and safe way to get funds from US banks in the DR. Is there any bank branches of US or...
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    items that could be made in the DR

    Hi everyone. I have in the past looked at items that could be made at a cottage ndustry and I thought it would be cool to post this kind of stuff. These are a few that the retail is high but the cost of production would be low. One of the items would be model train buildings briges and other...
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    DR should be top dog

    Why has the DR not become the Singapore of the Americas. It seems to me that the DR has the harbors and location. Singapore lives off transshipment for the entire region. It is rich without hardly any of its own natural resources. It seems the DR could do the same. Also why is sugar such...
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    Mind Numb

    Can some body tell me how the IMF gets three or four loans to the DR sent out and each time the government renigs on the policy changes and then the IMF renegotiates for another loan while accepting promises to implement the original changes that were over a year late in being implemented? I...
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    priceless

    Marty wakes up at home with a huge hangover. He forces himself to open his eyes, and the first thing he sees is a couple of aspirins and a glass of water on the side table. He sits down and sees his clothing in front of him, all clean and pressed. Marty looks around the room and sees that...
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    Manufacturing in the DR

    This is just one of those general questions that really dont matter. Just a puzzle that is going over in my mind. Does the DR have any DOmestic Manufacturing of appliances refidgerators and washing machines and so forth. I looked on the internet and found CIgars and clothing. I know there...