JUly 27 2020 - NO good news for today.

Cdn_Gringo

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Apr 29, 2014
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After my morning read of the local news sites I can't find any good news stories for today or most other days for that matter. It's all greed and avarice for money, at the expense of public health and the environment or the politicians washing their hand of any responsibility for the current state of affairs.
 

NY2STI

Active member
Mar 22, 2020
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After my morning read of the local news sites I can't find any good news stories for today or most other days for that matter. It's all greed and avarice for money, at the expense of public health and the environment or the politicians washing their hand of any responsibility for the current state of affairs.
Here's a little bit of good news....We woke up on this side of the dirt today.
 

windeguy

Platinum
Jul 10, 2004
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Bur for how much longer if the Windeguy mentality/philosophy is allowed to prevail and spread?
That money always wins? That will always be the case. It is not my "mentality", it is an observation of a truth as
to how the real world works.

As for time of future dirt naps for all of us, only the shadow knows.
 

CristoRey

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Apr 1, 2014
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As I stated at the start of the current CV19 situation: Money always wins.
Close down the small businesses and let the big one's
continue to operate. What a wonderful idea. Who needs
bars, restaurants or sports? Stay home. To hell with the
idea of anyone being able to go out at night and enjoy
themselves ever again.

Doesn't matter to me. As a matter a fact, I actually
think its making all of us safer. I have no financial worries at all.
I am a gringo with a great pension/ retirement plan living
just outside the city with my (much younger) Dominican
wife and her 3 (all born out of wedlock ) children in our big
beautiful over-priced home.

Best of all, I can finally sleep at night without constantly having
to worry about my house being robbed or broken into. Our maid
still comes over 3 times a week. She has to take 2 different
public/ conchos each day to and from my cylinder block castle
while putting her safety at risk for a mere 7,000 pesos a month.
Of course she could easily be exposed to the flu but hey....
at least I have clean towels and fresh sheets on my bed each day.

Why on earth are so many of you complaining about this country
being under curfew? This is Paradise!
 

CaribeDigital

Active member
Sep 5, 2014
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After my morning read of the local news sites I can't find any good news stories for today or most other days for that matter. It's all greed and avarice for money, at the expense of public health and the environment or the politicians washing their hand of any responsibility for the current state of affairs.
Sad and true. No leadership for the days of crisis, no party planning the way for the next 20 or 40 years.
But the ruling oligarchars are doing fine. Thy system works fine for them.
 

Caonabo

NO MORE CURFEW
Sep 27, 2017
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After my morning read of DR1, I can't find any good conversations for today or most other days for that matter. Everything has been overrun by the Doomsday Davies and Crazy Charlottes in regards to the Chinese Virus.
At least we have the Dominican music thread line.
Lunch calls.
 

John Boyter

Dom Rep - Denmark
Jun 10, 2008
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After my morning read of the local news sites I can't find any good news stories for today or most other days for that matter. It's all greed and avarice for money, at the expense of public health and the environment or the politicians washing their hand of any responsibility for the current state of affairs.
Yes new airport that is not needed instead of announcing a plan for improving health care in the short and long term. That will be Danilos legacy. Right in the middle of a pandemic.
 
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Caonabo

NO MORE CURFEW
Sep 27, 2017
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Did people not investigate the health care systems here within RD before they decided to relocate within?
While blame should and must be place on the RD government and medical system overseers, what is to be said of those expatriates who either did not investigate/prepare carefully, or simply looked the other way?
 

John Boyter

Dom Rep - Denmark
Jun 10, 2008
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Did people not investigate the health care systems here within RD before they decided to relocate within?
While blame should and must be place on the RD government and medical system overseers, what is to be said of those expatriates who either did not investigate/prepare carefully, or simply looked the other way?
I admit I didn’t and even got residency and still didn’t research much the health care system. I was in Cuba before here and was in Cuba and came to DR in my start thirties. I had an international insurance for some years that I never used and then had no insurance for a number of years but then started having lifestyle based issues. I have had insurance now about 5-6 years now with Humano. Important is being in a system and that a clinic has a file on you. I was lucky to not have a very serious situation but I easily could have had. I think one can have an ok coverage here with the right insurance and picking the right specialists. You have to make an effort yourself to know where to go. But overall the DR does not have a good system and especially Dominicans deserve better.
 
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lifeisgreat

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May 7, 2016
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Close down the small businesses and let the big one's
continue to operate. What a wonderful idea. Who needs
bars, restaurants or sports? Stay home. To hell with the
idea of anyone being able to go out at night and enjoy
themselves ever again.

Doesn't matter to me. As a matter a fact, I actually
think its making all of us safer. I have no financial worries at all.
I am a gringo with a great pension/ retirement plan living
just outside the city with my (much younger) Dominican
wife and her 3 (all born out of wedlock ) children in our big
beautiful over-priced home.

Best of all, I can finally sleep at night without constantly having
to worry about my house being robbed or broken into. Our maid
still comes over 3 times a week. She has to take 2 different
public/ conchos each day to and from my cylinder block castle
while putting her safety at risk for a mere 7,000 pesos a month.
Of course she could easily be exposed to the flu but hey....
at least I have clean towels and fresh sheets on my bed each day.

Why on earth are so many of you complaining about this country
being under curfew? This is Paradise!
Your a very messy person needing maid 3x a week :) ;)
 

TropicalPaul

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Sep 3, 2013
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She has to take 2 different
public/ conchos each day to and from my cylinder block castle
while putting her safety at risk for a mere 7,000 pesos a month.
Of course she could easily be exposed to the flu but hey....
at least I have clean towels and fresh sheets on my bed each day.
Beautiful attitude you have there. Would it hurt you so much to pay her a decent wage? She has to shop in the same shops as you do, you know the prices, seriously do the right thing....
 

windeguy

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Jul 10, 2004
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Did people not investigate the health care systems here within RD before they decided to relocate within?

I did, but I was 48 when I retired here. I looked at the insurance plans and where I could use them.

While blame should and must be place on the RD government and medical system overseers, what is to be said of those expatriates who either did not investigate/prepare carefully, or simply looked the other way?
The government takes the blame for the state of the public hospitals. The government is not responsible for the state of the private clinics.
 

CristoRey

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Apr 1, 2014
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Beautiful attitude you have there. Would it hurt you so much to pay her a decent wage? She has to shop in the same shops as you do, you know the prices, seriously do the right thing....
That flew waaaaaay over your head.
Comes as no surprise.
 
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Close down the small businesses and let the big one's
continue to operate. What a wonderful idea. Who needs
bars, restaurants or sports? Stay home. To hell with the
idea of anyone being able to go out at night and enjoy
themselves ever again.

Doesn't matter to me. As a matter a fact, I actually
think its making all of us safer. I have no financial worries at all.
I am a gringo with a great pension/ retirement plan living
just outside the city with my (much younger) Dominican
wife and her 3 (all born out of wedlock ) children in our big
beautiful over-priced home.

Best of all, I can finally sleep at night without constantly having
to worry about my house being robbed or broken into. Our maid
still comes over 3 times a week. She has to take 2 different
public/ conchos each day to and from my cylinder block castle
while putting her safety at risk for a mere 7,000 pesos a month.
Of course she could easily be exposed to the flu but hey....
at least I have clean towels and fresh sheets on my bed each day.

Why on earth are so many of you complaining about this country
being under curfew? This is Paradise!
There was a guy years ago he was documenting his day to day with his Dominican wife and their life in Villa Mella. It was some of the best material ever. Maybe an old timer can point us to it? I don't mean years old btw, meaning some around who can link it to us. Great stuff now that they canceled our OT entertainment
 

DR Solar

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Nov 21, 2016
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GOOD NEWS!

You woke up this morning.
You had coffee, showered and dressed
You had electric and internet.
You went out, had your mask on and so did everyone else.
You observed social distancing.
You took your turn entering the store as instructed.
You had a cold beer at home while you cooked a nice dinner.
You watched SEVERAL DIFFERENT TV stations.
You thought some... not too much.
You surfed the internet. See above.
You showered and went to bed.
Repeat