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A new day has dawned and there a whole new set of data to digest on Hanna and Ike. Hanna is pretty much set, so I'll begin focusing more on Ike. But there are definitely still some issues to deal ...
by millwx
Comment Count 146 comments on Fri Sep 05, 2008 at 06:16 AM PDT with 422 Recommends
I was visiting one of my project partners today. She has two daughters, the youngest of them 6 years old. While we were talking the girl from next door, about the same age, came over to play with ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 98 comments on Sun Sep 25, 2011 at 07:07 AM PDT with 330 Recommends
Audio Here Y'all probably remember this: Rush Limbaugh's ...
by Mike Stark
Comment Count 227 comments on Tue Jun 07, 2011 at 10:35 AM PDT with 316 Recommends
Early this afternoon me and three medical students were returning to my little, mountain pueblo in the Dominican Republic from our trip to a rural region of Haiti. I leaned back in the car and ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 75 comments on Sun Jan 06, 2013 at 08:44 PM PST with 252 Recommends
They say it came first from Africa, carried in the screams of the enslaved; that it was the death bane of the Tainos, uttered just as one world perished and another began; that it ...
by blueness
Comment Count 146 comments on Mon Oct 11, 2010 at 05:01 AM PDT with 248 Recommends
Policiia Ovilsen (top, L), a ...
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 208 comments on Sun Oct 20, 2013 at 06:00 AM PDT with 170 Recommends
I woke up in the middle of the night. Something was different. It wasn't different in the same way last week was different - when I felt a 3-inch long cockroach crawling across my neck (lesson ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 53 comments on Thu Jun 30, 2011 at 05:54 AM PDT with 166 Recommends
They say it came first from Africa, carried in the screams of the enslaved; that it was the death bane of the Taino, uttered just as one world perished and another began; that it was a demon ...
by blueness
Comment Count 42 comments on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 12:29 AM PDT with 143 Recommends
Tropical Storm Irene, with 60 MPH winds, is getting its act together over the Greater Antilles right now as it moves towards the west-northwest, threatening the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and ...
by weatherdude
Comment Count 73 comments on Sun Aug 21, 2011 at 01:56 PM PDT with 126 Recommends
by Denise Oliver Velez
Comment Count 84 comments on Sun Feb 10, 2013 at 03:30 PM PST with 125 Recommends
I was riding in the back of a pickup truck two days ago when it occurred to me that things weren't all that bad. It's costs about 100 pesos, and about 45 minutes of time, for the GuaGua ride ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 31 comments on Sat May 28, 2011 at 02:51 PM PDT with 56 Recommends
The motorcycle with the PA system set a new standard. The guy had welded a 6 foot pole to the center of his motorcycle, and stuck three, full-sized PA speakers on the top. He could now create as ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 24 comments on Mon Apr 11, 2011 at 05:22 AM PDT with 51 Recommends
There were five of them at the bar. Big men. Black men. Loud men. Smoking cigars. And it didn’t take more than a word or two for me to know they were New Yorkers. The one man pointed at me ...
by paul2port
Comment Count 23 comments on Sat Mar 14, 2009 at 07:32 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, head of the church in the Dominican Republic has been arrested by the Vatican and will stand trial for child abuse. Rather than paraphrasing the article I will give you ...
by michelewln
Comment Count 19 comments on Thu Sep 25, 2014 at 02:57 PM PDT with 44 Recommends
Almost a decade ago as my financial empire and life were collapsing around me, after a terrible divorce and some health issues, including severe sleep apnea and depression, I lost the company that I ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 43 comments on Mon Oct 10, 2011 at 06:48 PM PDT with 43 Recommends
It's election season in the Dominican Republic, and that means that politicians get even dumber than normal. Yesterday the Dominican Senate apologized to the United States for what the ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Apr 18, 2012 at 06:00 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
Tropical Storm Emily has formed in the eastern Caribbean Sea, after looking very promising for the last few days. It's a weak tropical storm (40 MPH winds) and it's expected to gradually strengthen ...
by weatherdude
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Aug 01, 2011 at 06:32 PM PDT with 38 Recommends
It's probably the biggest under-reported story in the western hemisphere. The Dominican Constitutional Court, citing the country's 2010 constitution, retroactively stripped the citizenship of ...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu Nov 07, 2013 at 08:48 AM PST with 33 Recommends
If you will indulge me for a few minutes I would like to introduce my stepson to the DKos community. He just arrived in the U.S. last week from the Dominican Republic. This is a huge change not ...
by sable
Comment Count 59 comments on Wed Apr 14, 2010 at 02:43 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
First I have to do some explaining. Some of you may remember that I was out of work for a long time. Well, after a certain amount of time I decided that I need a "Plan B". My Plan B was to "...
by gjohnsit
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Mar 28, 2011 at 10:13 AM PDT with 29 Recommends