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    Two questions

    Dear all - I've noticed that Tom from Xanadu Ranch hasn't appeared recently. Is he gone, or posting under a different name? Second question: how the heck do you insert a jpg into a new thread? The FAQ says to go to browse button, but for life of me I don't see one. Thanks and best, P
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    New Economist article on DR - is one of...

    the DR1ers the actual author[s]? Either that or the Economist editorial staff are snooping on the Board. Enjoy this link http://economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=3109451 Best, P
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    AZB/VOIP Telephony - was reading your....

    comment on subject above in another thread when my MFM crashed and now I can't find it again. There may be a serious new player in the game and everything I've read about Skype (Belgian company) indicates that it's the cat's whiskers. And free if it PC to PC. Might be worth checking out if...
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    Interesting Economist...

    piece in latest issue. Hope you can open, or Rob posts in news section. http://economist.com/world/la/PrinterFriendly.cfm?Story_ID=3084404 Best, P
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    Latino Music Replacing C&W - Washington Post Article

    Pretty good article from the WP re bachata/etc music and Latino radio stations in the area. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A26082-2004Jan17.html Is it just my imagination, but has DR1 been increasingly "vanilla" over the past month or so? Seems like a lot of the zesty...
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    You know you're a Reckneck [v2004]

    What an imagination and sense of humor it takes to come up with stuff, not to mention a pretty accurate eye....or maybe it's just someone out of an honest job. Enjoy, P ...................... You Know You're A Redneck When... version 2004 You take your dog for a...
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    Murder [Galindez Affair]; Dominican Street Language in NY; and, Dominican Ballet

    Again, for the amusement of all, three interesting pieces [from Washington Post where else] : 1. Long obituary for Ambassador Richard Stephenson [DR in 1956], who investigated the kidnapping from the US and probable government murder in the DR of Spanish agitator Jesus de Galindez...
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    Sex Slaves Article....

    in today's Washington Post might amuse a few since the DR got an honorable mention. Glad to see that the sheriff down there is working to clean things up. Happy New Year to all, P http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A46584-2003Dec31.html
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    As unofficial ambassador.....

    of the DR to family and friends, my cousin and his wife have laid on a quick trip to Sousa in mid-December. Through all the posts I've never seen Club Sabitini mentioned, nor do I see it in the Resorts section. Anyone know about the place? Your comments most appreciated. Best, P
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    See if you can get this short riddle correct....

    Read this question, come up with an answer and then scroll down to the bottom for the result. This is not a trick question. It is as it reads. A woman, while at the funeral of her own mother, met this guy whom she did not know. She thought this guy was amazing, so much her dream guy she...
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    A soldier's first letter home...enjoy

    Dear Ma and Pa, I am well. Hope you are. Tell Brother Walt and Brother Elmer the Marine Corps beats working for old man Minch by a mile. Tell them to join up quick before maybe all of the places are filled. I was restless at first because you got to stay in bed till nearly 6 a.m., but am...
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    PRICE SMART - good stock buy?

    The exerpt below is from Motley Fool's web site: www.fool.com Is Price Smart doing well in the DR and would it be a good stock investment at the $6USD or so level? I think someone mentioned in another thread that PS is a sub of Costco, but apparently not...or I misunderstood...or something...
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    Are Dominicans "Latino" or "Hispanic"?

    An interesting article in today's Wash Post discusses how those two terms were debated a couple of decades ago and how one of them became the official designator in the US. A panel of bureaucrats made the choice, but the argument apparently still goes on. So what do you all think...
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    "Brain Gain"

    This week's Economist has an interesting piece on the return of educated Jamaicans ["...a trend across the Caribbean" which assumes the DR is included], who are finding more opportunity back home than in the U.S. Strikes me that some of the article's key points parallel or echo sentiments of...
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    Washington DC [area] Latino Club Opens

    Don't know how many..... would be interested, but the link below is a WPost very favorable write-up on the new "Copacabana"...and if anyone's visiting on Halloween, Tono Rosario from DR is performing. Place sounds good enough to prompt me to drive 50 miles to see what's happening. Best, P...
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    New York City Guide for Immigrants

    In the for-what-it's-worth department, the NY Times today has a full page advert for its new Guide for Immigrants. Published in English, Chinese and Spanish. Web site: immigrantnyt@aol.com Good luck, P
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    USAir from Washington DC

    USAir [www.usairways.com] has a large advert in today's Washington Post announcing new route to La Romana for $188 and, Santo Domingo and Punta Cana for $146. Price is 1-way, based on R/T purchase. Tickets to be purchased by 28 September and travel competed by Feb 12, 2004.
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    Magazine Article

    Don't know where...... this sort of thing fits exactly, but Islands Magazine Sept/Oct Issue has an article on the Dominican Republic and DR1 gets mention in the web sites. This link might get you there: http://www.islands.com/articles/f01102003.asp Enjoy or curse depending upon your...
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    Boat/ETC Question

    Tho' I've just registered, I've been reading DR1 posts for some time now and am most impressed by folks' knowledge and willingness to share. Anyhow, can't seem to find any info on boats and hope you can assist. First, is there a good marina[s] and if so how to contact? Liveaboard...