Onions&carrots said:fdnz is as bland as boiled idaho potatoes with no condiments. bush everyone's grammar here stinks- unerstanable? - okay bob.
rob i challenge you to a duel at high noon for ye have offended my honor. place the ok coral. at 15 paces according the rules of genteelmen.
you'll be surprised at hippo's landslide win. sources which i can't name have guaranteed his win in the first round.
Onions&carrots said:conjusive - is that a new power drink? lol how about another r in referrencing to emphasize the point? insite - is that the british rendition? like centre? you unerstan? j/k
mejia is the duly elected president by a totally transparent electoral process. as such it would behoove you to respect him as such.
you know he does look like a fat watermelon?
"They are all robbers" is not an ucommon response to this question in Canada, U.K. U.S.etc.MommC said:but I don't think I'm painting EVERYONE with the same brush......
You will note I said "the average Dominican" - meaning those who work for the "average wage" in the DR. Those that I know who are among the "rich" certainly aren't going to vote for 'his baldness' (they didn't last time either!), nor are the "middle" class who have lost so much during this past administration.
However try to have an intelligent,politically oriented conversation with almost anyone in Guayacanes (who are overwhelmingly voting BLANCO) or with the maid, the gardener, the plumber,the electrician, the carpenter, the mechanic etc in Juan Dolio and the conversation will usually end with you banging your head against the wall because " todo 'tan ladrones - no es importante qui es presidente. son todo lo mismo" (pardon my poor Spanish!).
THEN ask the question I posed!! You'll get the same answer every time.
It is NOT a trick question if asked in a serious context and anyone I've asked before to make a point has always answered "they both weigh the same" and then chuckled when they realized the point I had just made!! :surprised
Somehow they can't understand that altho' platano was a half a peso each during the last gov't and is now 7 pesos each they believe what 'Hippo" has told them- 'the dollar has gone up' even tho' we tell them it hasn't really (ours had but the US$ hadn't) -it's because the peso has GONE DOWN!
Ask why a platano that is grown locally would cost more because the "dollar has gone up"!!
As a joke at a barbeque in Guayacanes, just before we left to come back to Canada, we stuck a purple "Leonel" sticker on the inside of the bathroom door - pandemonium broke loose when the first person after it was placed used the facilities!! There was almost a lynching until it was made plain that WE had placed it as a joke (the owner of the premises is a staunch Hippo supporter even tho' he isn't on the gov't payroll and has seen his income devalued as much as everyone elses').
So like CC has so often said or implied' if the Dominicans can't see the folly' why should I feel guilty about enjoying the added purchasing power MY $$ has??
It will be interesting to see WHO DOES win May 16th (while I hope it's purple my money is betting on a white win!!)
frank alvarez said:I feel as you do....I earn US$ here and I have kept up and some things are less expensive but, I want Hipo out because my country, after getting on the right path in 1996 and making a generational leap, has gone back at least 10 years in the last 4 with this ding-dong in charge and that's bad for everybody.....
IN the name of anything sacred, where do you justify, that money has the right to command anything ! It and you may rule and conquer people, but only to a limit ! Dreams, Pride, Dignity, will ride only so far on money, then they part company ! Thank God ! To someone like you ,I wish you three stones !Narcosis said:No ex-pat should feel bad about the state of the economy and capitalizing on it, on the contrary you are only helping not hurting as long as your money is spent legally of course.
Only Dominicans are to fault for poor choices for president. Don't feel it is none of your business to express your opinion to those around you even if you don't have the right to vote, on the contrary if you do have a positive influence on people by all means express what your conscience tells you, that is part of democracy and you have the right because your money makes a difference.
originally posted by ROSEMARY IN the name of anything sacred, where do you justify, that money has the right to command anything ! It and you may rule and conquer people, but only to a limit ! Dreams, Pride, Dignity, will ride only so far on money, then they part company ! Thank God ! To someone like you ,I wish you three stones !
...what Hippo/PRD are doing in this campaign; buying conscience through votes.
What the poor of the DR need, is to rid this type of practice which is used againts them.
They should on the other hand respond to the fruit of their own labor, this is DIGNITY and PRIDE, they should learn that what they work for is what they will recieve and if you as an ex-pat are on the giving end because you have recieved a service, you then have earned a right in this equation as well and your voice should be heard as well even if it does not get counted in the ballot box.
You are half right, but it's a DR open forum, not a forum for you to vent your anger about the USA.sangwong said:----------------------------------
I thought this was an open forum, where free people are allowed to express their opinions..