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    Default You can now use the 911 service to report noise complaints

    The president's office tweeted at 1.31pm on 20th November "Con el objetivo de mejorar la calidad de vida de las familias dominicanas, el @911GobDo protegera de ruidos molestosos". Which basically means that people can now use the 911 service to report noise. My inside contact in the government said that the 911 service also monitors calls and reports back to the police at a high level on problem areas, so this should lead to stronger action being taken against noisy bars and colmados.

    I know someone who is having trouble with a noisy nightclub in the Colonial Zone so we have suggested they give this a try at the weekend and report back.

    Let's wait and see if it works. And cue a few pages of sceptical comments from DR1...

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    I am right now at the most noisy corner of Santiago city, across the stree from Puerta dos UTESA... I would like to stay here for ever but I will have to go back the boring city of Raleigh NC tomorrow...

    I love this place, I will make my move back to DR some time soon!

    JJ

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    Actually I have just read a piece about it on Dominican Today, they are reporting that the service will only start on January 15th, conveniently timed for just after the Christmas open-all-hours period ends.

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    How on earth can they start abusing the 911 system for noise complaints. There is already a number for noise complaints, I've used it and it's not that ineffective, just make the response to that number better, but don't overflow the 911 systems with this.

    How are they going to combat prank calls now: my neighbor was really making a lot of noise, but just turned it down.

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    The 911 system is an emergency system and should only be used for an EMERGENCY.
    Last edited by CristoRey; 11-20-2014 at 10:22 PM. Reason: Staying quiet

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    Freedom is an illusion and absolute freedom is an illusion that just does not exist.

    1) Freedom to travel, but you have to have passport and in some cases a visa
    2) Freedom of speech, provided you don't promote hate or yell fire in a theater
    3) Freedom to own firearms, but only certain ones and in some cases you have to register them
    4) Freedom to associate, provided it doesn't turn into a riot or disrupt the peace
    5) Freedom of religion...go ahead and tell someone you are a witch
    6) Freedom to collect rain water. Tell that to the people in states that tax rain water collection
    7) Freedom to drive. Sorry you have no right to drive a car in any jurisdiction
    8) Freedom to expect privacy on the telephone...nope the spooks are listening and recording
    9) Freedom to be safe and secure in your own home...only until the cops kick the door in justified or not.

    There is no true freedom, just some places are less intrusive than others.

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    can i report entire nation? if only all of DR had just one neck....

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    The cars are bipping the horn not because the dogs are on the way, the drivers hunk all day long... This is a Dominican custom!
    https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v...type=2&theater

    JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachata View Post
    I am right now at the most noisy corner of Santiago city, across the stree from Puerta dos UTESA... I would like to stay here for ever but I will have to go back the boring city of Raleigh NC tomorrow...

    I love this place, I will make my move back to DR some time soon!

    JJ
    I am Back to Raleigh after a non-planed week vacation to DR, I am still confuse thinking in how Dominican people being so poor can live so happy.

    Here in NC people have all kind of material stuffs but is missing something we "Calor Humano" in the DR...

    Two very different countries!

    Something that really surprised me is the car infront of me paid for my breakfast this Morning at the drivethru the Mcdonald located on I-95 Fayetteville NC I was driving home from from FLL airport, I asked the attendant but he couldnt say why the old man did so... maybe cause the tag in the front of my minivan, it's the American Flag and the Eagle that represent the power of this country.

    I miss my noisy neighborhood La Villa in Santiago.

    JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by bachata View Post
    I am still confuse thinking in how Dominican people being so poor can live so happy.
    this is the worst misconception about DR. how happy do you think people are when their kids die because of the lack of medicine? shaking my head.

    coming back to loud music: 5 out of 10 dominicans exposed to barrio noises are deaf or have hearing problems. my, they must so happy!
    Cinco de cada 10 dominicanos expuestos a ruidos contrae algún tipo de sordera, según un especialista - DiarioLibre.com

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