September 2011

HAPPY 9TH ANNIVERSARY TO US!! AND A BIG THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS US!
COSTAMBAR TAKES IT TO THE STREETS!
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Page 4 - CM teaches you a foreign language! - Luperon gets jumpy! Page 12 - What inflation?! Page 13 - Ready for takeoff! Page 14 - The dog days of August - literally!

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Los Tres Cocos in Las Rocas invites you to try something different. Fine dining at it’s best! Call 809-993-4503 for details. Loase Resort is available for weddings, birthdays, spiritual or self improvement groups. Look for classes in meditation and yoga or workout with racquetball, handball or wallyball. Wireless internet, big screen movies and concerts. Sam’s Bar & Grill still serves a great value breakfast and quite possibly the best Fish ‘N’ Chips in the world! Check the chalkboard for daily specials! Friday & Saturday nights it’s Ladies Night - enjoy an adult evening with drink specials! The place for good food, good friends and good fun! At The Catamaran on Costambar Beach you’ll find great food at great prices enjoyed with a million dollar view! They are now open until midnight with romantic meals and cocktails. Every day they have Power Hour with 3X1 cuba libres from 6-7pm. They also hold a monthly Flea Market on the last Saturday of every month beginning at 10am. No cost to vendors! Like they say - your trash could be someone else’s treasure! Pascual’s Fast Food on Costambar Beach specializes in seafood from their live lobster tank. Also available for parties and events! The Happy Hippo has specials on buckets of beer! A bucket of 6 Bohemia is RD$300, Presidente RD$350 or Corona RD$550. Here’s something different to do this month - try not to sweat! You won’t be able to do it! Really you won’t. It’s September. The humidity is crazy and blinking is going to cause you to sweat profusely! But if you’re up for a challenge or you’re just a bit bored give it a go - we dare you! Us, we’ll be buying shares in deordorant!

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AMIGOS DE 4 PATAS are planning another spay/neuter clinic in the fall. In order to make this one as successful as the last they are looking for more volunteers and donations. They will also be holding more flea markets and fundraisers - watch this space for dates, etc. For more info contact Carolina at 829-520-7265 (Spanish & English) or Stephanie at 809-899-7800 (English). IGLESIA FILIPOS PRESBITERIANA invites you to services every Sunday at 10 A.M. Worships are in Spanish. Children activities. Before Costambar Gate Security, turn on the right side toward the power plant, 100 meters on the right side.

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FOR SALE used fishtanks, 5,10 & 20 gal. 300.- to 800.- pesos (some plants, rocks, deco free with tank) cash register for PC, incl. printer, some cables missing 700,stroller & carseat for Baby (blue with purple dots) 2000.large playpen (octagon shape) FOR SALE with sun roof 2000.Miller Thunderbolt 225 AC/DC email bettina.rd@web.de or welding machine for 20,000 call 829-619-8281 pesos. Hardly used and in perFOR SALE fect condition. Contact Jan on KIITCHEN small electrical 829-962-9690 appliances.Expreso coffe makWANTED erDoes any one have a lathe for Magic bullet and -Pots and pan sale either for metal or for etc etc wood, and also a Bandsaw. HP FAX –printer-phothocopies Tel: 809 970 3287 or 809 649 5 months old 0345, email: RADIO Sony CD 2 speakers bobyk@libello.com etc… POOL all equipted 16 feet FOR SALE BBQ, custom made, heavy duty. round –Pump-Filtre-Stairs etc….5 months old. Call 829-962-9690 Christiane 829-844-5745 FOR SALE 33foot sailboat, Glander Tava- FOR SALE na class yawl, good condition/ Car: Mitsubishi L200, diesel, minor work needed, less than year 2005, 76,000 km, incl. full 1500 hours on new 20 horse insurance till April 2012, very Kuboto engine and trans. A good conditions, German mainMUST SEE! tained, new rear brakes, trailer Located in Luperon bay. coupling, and much more Call Sean @ (809) 782-2534. Motorcycle YAMAHA SEROW FOR SALE EZ-GO golf cart for sale. Good working order. New clutch just fitted & recent starter/generator, excellent tyres. Fantastic gas mileage. Viewable in Costambar. US$2,500 Call Mark 829-712-8189 FOR SALE Pool/Jacuzzi Heater. StaRite 400K BTU Maxi-Therm propane heater. Recently rebuilt and overhauled including a new heat exchanger that cost $RD40,000. Cost new was $RD130,000. Asking $RD75,000 OBO. This is a real bargain! Please call 809-970-3268 Costambar FOR SALE 2 handmade armoires in mahogany 1 27 inch LG TV - best offer 3 smaller TV’s - need repairs best offer 2 small fridges Call 809-261-4543 or 829-5402818 225ccm,TRIAL, German maintained, looks like new! incl. insurance till October 2011 Open fishing motorboat, 22 feet, year 2010, Tohatsu 40 horsepower and Tohatsu 9.8 horsepower, specialize for big game fishing! Furnitures, new beds and mattress, refrigerator, freezer chest and more. Everything only 10 months old!!!!!!!! Call for prices: 849 886 1266 Located in Luperon FOR SALE 15HP Johnson outboard motor. Short shaft,good runner, US$800 Call 809-449-1819

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(1)Fine: This is the word women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up. (2)Five Minutes: If she is getting dressed, this means a half an hour. Five minutes is only five minutes if you have just been given five more minutes to watch the game before helping around the house. (3)Nothing: This is the calm before the storm. This means something, and you should be on your toes. Arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine. (4)Go Ahead: This is a dare, not permission. Don't Do It! (5)Loud Sigh: This is not actually a word, but is a nonverbal statement often misunderstood by men. A loud sigh means she thinks you are an idiot and wonders why she is wasting her time standing here and arguing with you about nothing. (Refer back to # 3 for the meaning of nothing.) (6)That's Okay: This is one of the most dangerous statements a woman can make to a man. That's okay means she wants to think long and hard before deciding how and when you will pay for your mistake. (7)Thanks: A woman is thanking you, do not question, or faint. Just say you're welcome. (I want to add in a clause here - This is true, unless she says 'Thanks a lot' - that is PURE sarcasm and she is not thanking you at all. DO NOT say 'you're welcome' . that will bring on a 'whatever'). (8)Whatever: Is a woman's way of saying F--YOU! (9)Don't worry about it, I got it: Another dangerous statement, meaning this is something that a woman has told a man to do several times, but is now doing it herself. This will later result in a man asking 'What's wrong?' For the woman's response refer to # 3.

Billy died. His will provided $30,000 for an elaborate funeral. As the last guests departed the affair, his wife, Joyce, turned to her oldest and dearest friend,Jonelle. "Well, I'm sure Billy would be pleased," she said. "I'm sure you're right," replied Jonelle, who lowered her voice and leaned in close. "How much did this really cost?" "All of it," said Joyce, "Thirty thousand dollars." "No!" Jonelle exclaimed. "I mean, it was very nice, but $30,000?" Joyce answered, "The funeral was $6,500. I donated $500 to the church. The whiskey, wine, food and snacks were another $500. The rest went for the Memorial Stone." Jonelle quickly computed the total of $7,500 and said "$22,500 for a Memorial Stone? And how big is it?" Joyce answered, "Two and a half carats."

He said to me . ... . I don't know why you wear a bra; you've got nothing to put in it. I said to him .... . . You wear pants don't you? He said to me ... . ......... Shall we try swapping positions tonight? I said .. That's a good idea - you stand by the stove & sink while I sit on the sofa and fart He said to me. ... What have you been doing with all the grocery money I gave you? I said to him . ..... Turn sideways and look in the mirror! He said to me. ..... Why don't women blink during foreplay? I said to him ... . They don't have time. He said to me. . How many men does it take to change a roll of toilet paper? I said to him .. .. I don't know; it has never happened. He said to me. . Why is it difficult to find men who are sensitive, caring and good- looking? I said to him . . . They already have boyfriends. He said..What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is every night? I said. . .. A widow. He said to me.... Why are married women heavier than single women? I said to him .. . .. Single women come home, see what's in the fridge and go to bed. Married women come home, see what's in bed and go to the fridge. THIS MONTH’S IDIOTS! Some Boeing employees on the airfield decided to steal a life raft from one of the 747’s. They were successful in getting it out of the plane and home. Shortly after they took it for a float on the river, they noticed a Coast Guard helicopter coming toward them. It turned out that the chopper was homing in on the emergency locator beacon that activated when the raft was inflated. They are no longer employed at Boeing.

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Baby's First Doctor Visit A woman and a baby were in the doctor's examining room, waiting for the doctor to come in for the baby's first exam. The doctor arrived, and examined the baby, checked his weight, and being a little concerned, asked if the baby was breast-fed or bottle-fed. 'Breast-fed, ' she replied.. 'Well, strip down to your waist, ' the doctor ordered. She did. He pinched her nipples, pressed, kneaded, and rubbed both breasts for a while in a very professional and detailed examination. Motioning to her to get dressed, the doctor said, ' No wonder this baby is underweight. You don't have any milk.' I know,' she said, 'I'm his Grandma, but I'm glad I came.’ A SHORT LOVE STORY A man and a woman who had never met before, but who were both married to other people, found themselves assigned to the same sleeping room on a trans-continental train. Though initially embarrassed and uneasy over sharing a room, they were both very tired and fell asleep quickly, he in the upper berth and she in the lower. At 1:00 AM, the man leaned down and gently woke the woman saying, 'Ma'am, I'm sorry to bother you, but would you be willing to reach into the closet to get me a second blanket? I'm awfully cold.' 'I have a better idea,' she replied 'Just for tonight,...... let's pretend that we're married.' 'Wow!...................... That's a great idea!', he exclaimed. 'Good,' she replied., 'Get your own f***ing blanket.' After a moment of silence, ......................he farted. The End

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A farmer named Seamus had a car accident. In court, the lorry company's hot-shot solicitor was questioning Seamus. 'Didn't you say to the Police at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine?' asked the solicitor. Seamus responded: 'Well, I'll tell you what happened. I had just loaded my favourite cow, Bessie, into the...' 'I didn't ask for any details', the solicitor interrupted. 'Just answer the question. Did you not say, at the scene of the accident, 'I'm fine!'?' Seamus said, 'Well, I had just got Bessie into the trailer and I was driving down the road....' The solicitor interrupted again and said, 'Your Honour, I am trying to establish the fact that, at the scene of the accident, this man told the police on the scene that he was fine. Now several weeks after the accident, he is trying to sue my client. I believe he is a fraud. Please tell him to simply answer the question.' By this time, the Judge was fairly interested in Seamus's answer and said to the solicitor: 'I'd like to hear what he has to say about his favourite cow, Bessie'. Seamus thanked the Judge and proceeded. 'Well as I was saying, I had just loaded Bessie, my favourite cow, into the trailer and was driving her down the road when this huge lorry and trailer came through a stop sign and hit my trailer right in the side. I was thrown into one ditch and Bessie was thrown into the other. I was hurt, very bad like, and didn't want to move. However, I could hear old Bessie moaning and groaning. I knew she was in terrible shape just by her groans. Shortly after the accident, a policeman on a motorbike turned up. He could hear Bessie moaning and groaning so he went over to her. After he looked at her, and saw her condition, he took out his gun and shot her between the eyes. Then the policeman came across the road, gun still in hand, looked at me, and said, 'How are you feeling?' 'Now what the HELL would you say?'

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POWER TO THE PEOPLE!
Business owners and residents, both Dominicans and gringos, of the North Coast community of Costambar took to the streets on August 25th to try and bring attention to the increasingly deteriorating power and water situation. Setting up a blockade at the entrance of Costambar that prevented anyone from entering or exiting they spoke with local media about the seriousness of the problems and the adverse effects on the community. Business owners in particular were extremely vocal about the difficulty in running a business with lengthy daily power outages and very limited water supplies. The cost of running backup power systems and buying trucks of water to keep a business running really adds up and cuts into any possible profit. And often businesses can’t provide what they promise to customers due to these issues. The community is not making unreasonable demands. Ultimately what they would like is for Edenorte to provide power to the people paying for power and cut off those stealing or not paying for it. And really, what is the incentive to continue to pay high power bills when you are made to suffer the same lack of power as someone who doesn’t pay a peso! Or see communities where very few pay for power hardly experience any outages! You can see where the temptation to steal comes from. But most don’t! At a minimum wouldn’t it even be nice to have our scheduled outages be what are scheduled and not have a 4 hour outage turn into 8 hours or not be sure that the outage will occur when it’s scheduled to occur. It’s hard to plan when you can do the things that require street power when you don’t know when you are going to have it! Here in Costambar most people end up backing up their backup systems. Inverters, generators, solar panels. Sisternas and tenacos and rain catchment systems. It’s costly and it hurts the growth of this community! Whether by chance or because of the protest, the next 24 hours saw the water turned on and the power left on for several hours! But it was a short lived reprieve and in fact, if possible, it seems the power problems have even gotten worse. Will the protests have to continue?

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JUMPIN’ JACK FLASH?!?!
No, actually it was just Cade Johnson showing off his prowess on his 7 League Jumping Stilts on the streets of Luperon. He gave lessons to all takers and while we’re not sure Cirque du Soleil will be beating a path to their doors any day soon, these could come in very handy for plucking those tantalizingly out of reach mangoes and avocados from the tree!

SUPERMARKET COMPARISON CHECKLIST
Well it’s been 6 months since CM’s intrepid cub reporter Colin did a supermarket comparison. This time we not only present a comparison of the current prices but to the prices in March 2011 as well. The most interesting thing this month was security at La Sirena telling our reporter that he couldn’t write down prices without permission. Hmmmm, something to hide??? We can only suggest you take the list with you and check it out yourself. Overall prices have risen in the range of 11-13%! CM readers are invited to use the list to put together a representative sample of their own buying habits and use the results to decide where it is more beneficial for them to shop. All current prices were gathered on September 25th.

United 329: "Approach, I've always wanted to say this...I've got the little Fokker in sight." Tower: "Delta 351, you have traffic at 10 o'clock, 6 miles!" Delta 351: "Give us another hint! We have digital watches!" Tower: "TWA 2341, for noise abatement turn right 45 Degrees." TWA 2341: "Center, we are at 35,000 feet.. How much noise can we make up here?" Tower: "Sir, have you ever heard the noise a 747 makes when it hits a 727?" From an unknown aircraft waiting in a very long takeoff queue: "I'm f...ing bored!" Ground Traffic Control: "Last aircraft transmitting, identify yourself immediately!" Unknown aircraft: "I said I was f....ing bored, not f...ing stupid!" O'Hare Approach Control to a 747: "United 329 heavy, your traffic is a Fokker, one o'clock, three miles, eastbound." A DC-10 had come in a little hot and thus had an exceedingly long roll out after touching down. San Jose Tower Noted: "American 751, make a hard right turn at the end of the runway, if you are able.. If you are not able, take the Guadalupe exit off Highway 101, make a right at the lights and return to the airport." Tower: "Eastern 702, cleared for takeoff, contact Departure on frequency 124.7" Eastern 702: "Tower, Eastern 702 switching to Departure. By the way, after we lifted off we saw some kind of dead animal on the far end of the runway." Tower: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff behind Eastern 702, contact Departure on frequency 124.7. Did you copy that report from Eastern 702?" Continental 635: "Continental 635, cleared for takeoff, roger; and yes, we copied Eastern. We've already notified our caterers." While taxiing at London 's Airport, the crew of a US Air flight departing for Ft. Lauderdale made a wrong turn and came nose to nose with a United 727.. An irate female ground controller lashed out at the US Air crew, screaming: "US Air 2771, where the hell are you going? I told you to turn right onto Charlie taxiway! You turned right on Delta! Stop right there. I know it's difficult for you to tell the difference between C and D, but get it right!" Continuing her rage to the embarrassed crew, she was now shouting hysterically: "God! Now you've screwed everything up! It'll take forever to sort this out! You stay right there and don't move till I tell you to! You can expect progressive taxi instructions in about half an hour, and I want you to go exactly where I tell you, when I tell you, and how I tell you! You got that, US Air 2771?" "Yes, ma'am," the humbled crew responded. Naturally, the ground control communications frequency fell terribly silent after the verbal bashing of US Air 2771. Nobody wanted to chance engaging the irate ground controller in her current state of mind. Tension in every cockpit out around Gatwick was definitely running high. Just then an unknown pilot broke the silence and keyed his microphone, asking: "Wasn't I married to you once?"

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COSTAMBAR LITERALLY HAS THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER!
Amigos de 4 Patas (Friends of 4 Paws) held their first ever spay/neuter clinic in August and it was a resounding success! Founder and President of the organization, Carolina Beltran, informed Costambar Monthly that in 2 days 10 veterinarians and 16 volunteers fixed 53 dogs - 36 females & 17 males. Those are some impressive numbers. They thank everyone who in any way supported their initiative. Good work Amigos!!!

The organization is currently planning another clinic for the fall and are asking the community to volunteer or make a donation or both. Fundraisers and flea markets will be held. You can follow them on Facebook or watch Costambar Monthly for details of events. Let’s help make the next clinic even bigger and better! For those interested in helping out in any way contact Carolina at 829-520-7265 (Spanish & English) or Stephanie at 809-899-7800 (English). Thanks Amigos for all your hard work with the animals of Costambar!

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HOW WASTEFUL WAS OUR OLDER GENERATION? In the line at the store, the cashier told the older woman that she should bring her own grocery bag because plastic bags weren't good for the environment. The woman apologized to him and explained, "We didn't have the green thing back in my day." The clerk responded, "That's our problem today. The former generation did not care enough to save our environment." He was right, that generation didn't have the green thing in its day. Back then, they returned their milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But they didn't have the green thing back in that customer's day. In her day, they walked up stairs, because they didn't have an escalator in every store and office building. They walked to the grocery store and didn't climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time they had to go two blocks. But she was right. They didn't have the green thing in her day. Back then, they washed the baby's nappies because they didn't have the throw-away kind. They dried clothes on a line, not in an energy gobbling machine burning up 240 volts - wind and solar power really did dry the clothes. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing. But that old lady is right, they didn't have the green thing back in her day. Back then, they had one TV, or radio, in the house - not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief, not a screen the size of the state of Queensland. In the kitchen, they blended and stirred by hand because they didn't have electric machines to do everything for you.

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When they packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, they used a wadded up old newspaper to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, they didn't fire up an engine and burn petrol just to cut the lawn. They used a push mower that ran on human power. They exercised by working so they didn't need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity. But she's right, they didn't have the green thing back then. They drank from a bubbler when they were thirsty instead of using a plastic bottle every time they had a drink of water. They refilled their writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and they replaced the razor blades in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull. But they didn't have the green thing back then. Back then, people took the tram or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or rode the school bus instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service. They had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And they didn't need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 2,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest pizza joint. But isn't it sad the current generation laments how wasteful the old folks were just because they didn't have the green thing back then?

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