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    Default No terrorism in the DR

    When I moved here in 2001, it was a delight to see the lack of terrorism. I had spent the previous 10 years in London and had been close to IRA bombs in the City of London twice. Terrorism was a way of life. Bags were searched everywhere you went. I came to the DR and not a bomb in sight. No one shoots kids in school, no one shoots people in cinemas or malls. I was saying this to my mother, what a joy it was to be in a country where there were no terrorists and she reminded me I was still shot (lol).

    So what is better? To be in a country where there is no fear of random shootings or terrorist attacks or to be in a country where you will be shot for winning at dominoes or when someone wants to rob your house?

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    I've been living here in Santiago for the past 9 years, and knock on wood, not one incident.
    Maybe it's because I don't flash money and never wear any type of jewelry, not even a cheap watch.
    I never go out at night unless I am with other people I know, and I stay out of areas known to be unsafe.
    I now live in Campo Villa Bao, 17 miles outside of Santiago, have many friends and feel perfectly at home here.
    When I walk down a street, people I have never met smile and say Hola Barry.........
    This surprises me every time......
    So, if I had to make a choice, a country where there are terrorist activities, or a Campo in the DR.................
    Campo, hands down........

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    The DR Govt does have a standing police anti terrorist squad but I can't see them being all that busy.

    The DR being a developing nation hasn't meddled much in foreign affairs in the middle east and elsewhere so hasn't made itself an appealing target. There is no point in blowing up a shopping mall in SD. However, I would not be surprised to learn that someday a terrorist has used the DR as a jumping off point to gain entry into a more appealing land of opportunity.

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    This terror attack in Paris shook my plans for the future big time. I wanted to leave DR to get a better future for my children, especially considering education, job opportunities, etc.

    Yesterday's attack made me wonder: is brining them to Europe providing for a better future? However, it is true, here they kill you for a cell phone or a parking place. Yesterday and this morning I was sure: I'm staying here, don't need living in a place under threat of islam. But I know that in a few days the shock will be gone and I'll be frustrated again with DR style education , corruption and crime.

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    I grew up in Israel in the 1970s, lived in the UK in the 1980s and 1990s, and - as some members here will recall - narrowly escaped being caught up in 7/7 - so yes, it does give me peace of mind to be away from the threat and much of the accompanying bullshˇt.

    However, this is more to do with perceived than actual threat. Statistically I'm far more likely to be a victim of a traffic accident or a crime in the DR, or anywhere, than to be a victim of terrorism in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waytogo View Post
    I've been living here in Santiago for the past 9 years, and knock on wood, not one incident.
    Maybe it's because I don't flash money and never wear any type of jewelry, not even a cheap watch.
    I never go out at night unless I am with other people I know, and I stay out of areas known to be unsafe.
    I now live in Campo Villa Bao, 17 miles outside of Santiago, have many friends and feel perfectly at home here.
    When I walk down a street, people I have never met smile and say Hola Barry.........
    This surprises me every time......
    So, if I had to make a choice, a country where there are terrorist activities, or a Campo in the DR.................
    Campo, hands down........
    So that's where you've been hiding.

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    I truthfully love living in the DR. It ticks ALL the boxes for me, my family and I have a wonderful lifestyle, our friends have the same values as ourselves and in 8 years we haven't had a single 'incident'. We play the game the right way.
    We watch these atrocities from the 'safe haven' of our tiny island. no-body is interested in us (the DR), and it's quite surprising how often a relative or friend may stay with us and towards the end of their stay comment how wonderful our life seems to be. We live a normal, happy, respectful and privileged lifestyle. We are grateful for the lifestyle this Island has offered us, a lifestyle that is NOT possible in the UK, France, Germany etc. due to migration issues that the liberal Governments in Europe continue to support. Take away family and a few friends, I have no reason to return to the UK, I am grateful for the life I have here, where nothing really matters unless of course it's my round at the bar or a friend needs a helping hand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio View Post
    ... I'll be frustrated again with DR style education , corruption and crime.
    At least parents can supplement their kid's education. Curriculums by grade are available on the internet for some NA and European jurisdictions, books are available on Amazon and time is usually something that can be found here in the DR if one chooses to do so. Lots of home schooling resources available to guide parents in exposing their kids to the necessary materials.

    Information wants to be free and if you make it available to your kids, they'll soak it up, with a little coaxing from the parents.

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    I think one of the main reasons thr DR hasn't had ant terrorist activity to date is that the government here hasn't done the politically correct and pretty practice of bringing in refugees from terrorist producing countries.

    In my opinion rather than bring the refugees in, that money would be much better spent on cleaning up the problem in countries like Syria. Im sure if these people where given the choice of staying there or leaving everything behind they would stay. I can only imagine the problems countries like Canada, Germany, Greece etc will have by bringing in all the current refugees without proper background checks. But hey its todays politically correct thing to do.

    Unfortunately what happened in Paris is probably just the beginning. I really hope the government's of the world pool their resources and destroy the cowardly cancer called ISIS.

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    The DR is a developing third world country and cannot afford to bring in refugees. With the amount of
    poor Dominicans which abound in poverty bringing in refugees would surely add to the misery.

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