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  • Sen. Menendez Claims He Didn't Know Ex-Aide Was Part of Port Deal

    02/05/2013 12:17:04 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    NLPC ^ | February 5, 2013 | Ken Boehm
    Frances Robles reports in the New York Times that an ex-aide to Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) stood to benefit from a Dominican port security deal, along with Menendez benefactor Salomon Melgen. From the Times: Mr. Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey, has pushed United States government officials to help enforce a contract that a company owned in part by one of his major donors, Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, has with the Dominican government, which has refused to honor it. A top executive at Dr. Melgen's security company will be Pedro Pablo Permuy, a former national security adviser and senior legislative aide...
  • This Caribbean airport is building a pool practically on the runway

    10/02/2017 7:23:40 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 22 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 2, 2017 | Hana R. Alberts
    Thanks to a planned pool at the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana airport — which serves as the gateway to a  strip of beachfront resorts and has direct flights to NYC  via JetBlue, United and Delta — fliers can cling to those  last precious moments of vacation.The under-construction swimming hole, designed by local  architect Antonio Segundo Imbert to overlook an airstrip and parked planes, is slated to open in December as  part of a VIP lounge.
  • Tragedy as man drinks an entire bottle of tequila in one go to win a $630 bet and DIES moments later

    03/04/2017 11:25:25 AM PST · by EveningStar · 114 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | March 4, 2017 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    It was the bet to end all bets, and ultimately a man's life. A 23-year-old man died from alcohol poisoning after chugging an entire bottle of tequila in a Dominican nightclub. Kelvin Rafael Mejía decided to down the lot as part of a friendly wager between friends. The insane bet was all caught on camera and then posted online.
  • Dominican paper apologizes for using Baldwin photo for Trump

    02/11/2017 7:50:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 11, 2017 10:14 PM EST
    Alec Baldwin does a pretty convincing Donald Trump impersonation — just ask a newspaper in the Dominican Republic. El Nacional published an apology on Saturday after mistakenly running a photo of the actor doing his impression of the U.S. president on “Saturday Night Live” instead of Trump himself. Accompanying an article in its Friday edition headlined in Spanish: “Trump says settlements in Israel don’t favor peace,” a photo of a scowling Baldwin in a blond wig appears next to a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. …
  • Parents Tell of Children They Entrusted to Detained Americans

    02/02/2010 9:22:09 PM PST · by GovernmentShrinker · 27 replies · 1,013+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 2, 2010 | Ginger Thompson and Shaila Dewan
    Guerlaine Antoine pushed aside a tub full of laundry, wiped her soapy hands on her T-shirt and rushed barefoot to bring out photos of the 8-year-old boy she entrusted to 10 American Baptists. “Do you think I would give this child away?” she said . . . An empty house in an unfinished subdivision in Meridian, Idaho, is listed on the nonprofit incorporation papers filed in Idaho for the organization. The address was listed in November on papers Laura Silsby filed to establish New Life as a nonprofit. Two days after the papers were filed, records show, Ms. Silsby sold...
  • Wikileaks: "Significant if partisan find" Clinton ties to child trafficing

    11/03/2016 1:59:04 PM PDT · by worrywart · 104 replies
    Must read Wikileaks tweet that links to the_donald subreddit where someone there has found a link between Hillary and child stealer Laura Silsby! https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/794247777756860417
  • Almost 500 New Yorkers have tested positive for Zika virus

    08/16/2016 11:17:52 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 11 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 16, 2016 | Yoav Gonen
    Nearly 500 New Yorkers — including 49 pregnant women — have tested positive for the Zika ­virus, a more than tenfold increase since April, city officials said ­Tuesday. Five of the 483 victims contracted the virus through sex. The others are believed to have been infected from mosquito bites while traveling outside the United States — a majority in the Dominican Republic.
  • Ghost ship: Abandoned Russian cruise liner adrift for weeks in North Atlantic

    03/13/2013 2:06:14 PM PDT · by Doogle · 31 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/13/13 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    A Russian cruise ship with only rats aboard is floating aimlessly in the North Atlantic, hundreds of miles off the coast of Newfoundland after breaking loose from a tugboat. The MV Lyubov Orlova — named after an iconic Russian film actress — was being towed to a scrapyard in the Dominican Republic when a cable snapped, leaving the 295-foot vessel adrift. A brief effort to re-secure the boat was abandoned days later due to rough seas. As of Tuesday, the ship was roughly 760 miles off the coast of Newfoundland and 1,125 miles from Ireland, a U.S. intelligence agency told...
  • Calls Grow in Caribbean Nation for Gay U.S. Ambassador's Removal (Dominican Republic)

    03/11/2016 9:06:26 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 11, 2016 | 4:50 AM EST | Patrick Goodenough
    A little over two years after Obama campaign bundler and LGBT advocate James “Wally” Brewster arrived in the Dominican Republic, accompanied by his spouse, Bob Satawake, to assume his duties as U.S. ambassador, calls are growing in the conservative country for his recall. Church leaders, politicians and education officials in the Caribbean island nation are clamoring for his removal, and a petition was lodged with the White House this week accusing him of promoting an “LGBT agenda inconsistent with the Christian cultural values and tradition of the Dominican Republic.” Brewster was not the first openly gay man appointed as a...
  • Activist USA Ambassador Pushes Aggressive LGBT Agenda in the Caribbean

    03/09/2016 2:46:57 PM PST · by marvel5 · 22 replies
    The Vineyard of the Saker ^ | March 6, 2016 | Martin Arauxo and Manuel Miranda
    Obama ambassadorial appointee and LGBT activist, James Wally Brewster has endeavored to promote alternative lifestyle values in the conservative Dominican Republic. Ever since Ambassador Brewster (who donated heavily to Barak Obama) arrived in the D.R. he has been pushing against the traditional values of the majority, by openly and steadily attempting to steer the nation into accepting ultra liberal North American culture. He took under his stewardship the various LGBT groups on the island nation and has now set up an exclusive LGBT chamber of commerce for them (in spanish). Using the tremendous resources of the State Department, USA ambassador...
  • US gvmt’s latest gay activist move in the Dominican Republic: an ‘LGBT Chamber of Commerce’

    03/01/2016 12:13:19 PM PST · by wagglebee · 15 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 3/1/16 | Gualberto Garcia Jones, J.D.
    SANTO DOMINGO, March 1, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – Tomorrow, the Dominican Republic's LGBT Chamber of Commerce will be inaugurated at a luxury hotel in downtown Santo Domingo, and it is being pushed almost singlehandedly by the United States government and its taxpayers.  The following press announcement was sent to all major news outlets in the staunchly pro-family Caribbean nation by the United States Embassy. The Embassy of the United States of America, the LGBT Chamber of Commerce of the Dominican Republic (CCLGBTRD) and the United States Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce  (NGLCC), under the auspices of the United States Agency...
  • Ex-MLB player Navarro arrested in Japan for carrying bullet

    02/21/2016 7:17:49 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 21, 2016 7:44 PM EST
    Former Major League Baseball player Yamaico Navarro has been arrested in Japan for concealing a bullet in his luggage. [...] The 28-year-old Navarro told police the bullet was from his home in the Dominican Republic but that he was not aware it was in his bag. ...
  • Ancient flowering plant was beautiful -- but probably poisonous

    02/16/2016 9:19:40 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 13 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Monday, February 15, 2016 | Oregon State University
    Researchers today announced in the journal Nature Plants the discovery of the first-ever fossil specimens of an "asterid" - a family of flowering plants that gave us everything from the potato to tomatoes, tobacco, petunias and our morning cup of coffee. But these two 20-30 million-year-old fossil flowers, found perfectly preserved in a piece of amber, came from the dark side of the asterid family - they belong to the genus Strychnos, which ultimately gave rise to some of the world's most famous poisons, including strychnine and curare. Poisons that would later find their way into blow-gun weapons, rat control,...
  • Lowell cops nab illegal immigrant accused of killing officer abroad

    01/19/2016 6:22:34 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 8 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | O’Ryan Johnson
    A 60-year-old illegal immigrant wanted for killing a police officer in the Dominican Republic is behind bars after Lowell cops took him in at gunpoint, police said. Ramon Aguasviva-Mejia, who had recently lived in Lawrence, also has warrants out of Suffolk Superior Court for drug distribution. He is also wanted by Quincy District Court for felony assault, police said. Detectives from the Lowell Police Department’s Special Investigations Section had Aguasviva-Mejia under surveillance Sunday afternoon in Central Plaza on Church Street, but he spotted the tail and bolted, narrowly avoiding hitting the cops as he fled, police said.
  • State Department Chides Cardinal Over Gay Slurs Against US Ambassador

    12/23/2015 6:35:01 AM PST · by marshmallow · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/22/15 | Barnini Chakraborty
    The State Department weighed in Tuesday on an escalating war of words between the U.S. ambassador to the Dominican Republic and a cardinal who has leveled gay slurs against him -- telling FoxNews.com the fight "does underscore" the importance of pushing human rights causes. U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James "Wally" Brewster, who is openly gay and married, has been mocked over his sexual orientation by Cardinal Archbishop Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez for more than two years. It got so heated that earlier this month, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., sent a letter to Pope Francis asking him to...
  • Lost document reveals Columbus as tyrant of the Caribbean

    08/09/2006 5:44:39 AM PDT · by Marius3188 · 157 replies · 2,654+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 07 Aug 2006 | Giles Tremlett
    Christopher Columbus, the man credited with discovering the Americas, was a greedy and vindictive tyrant who saved some of his most violent punishments for his own followers, according to a document uncovered by Spanish historians. As governor and viceroy of the Indies, Columbus imposed iron discipline on the first Spanish colony in the Americas, in what is now the Caribbean country of Dominican Republic. Punishments included cutting off people's ears and noses, parading women naked through the streets and selling them into slavery. "Columbus' government was characterised by a form of tyranny," Consuelo Varela, a Spanish historian who has seen...
  • Dominican Cardinal Calls Gay US Official a 'Wife' in Spat

    12/07/2015 9:22:21 AM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    AP ^ | 12/2/15 | Panky Corcino
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) - A Dominican cardinal upset over comments that the U.S. ambassador made about corruption in his country has said the openly gay diplomat should focus on homemaking. Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez spoke out against U.S. ambassador James "Wally" Brewster in a meeting with reporters late Tuesday following a Mass. "That man needs to go back to his embassy," he said. "Let him focus on housework, since he's the wife to a man." Lopez also accused Brewster of promoting a gay rights agenda on Dominican soil.
  • Dominican cardinal calls gay US official a 'wife' in spat

    12/04/2015 9:02:45 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 22 replies
    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — A Dominican cardinal upset over comments that the U.S. ambassador made about corruption in his country has said the openly gay diplomat should focus on homemaking. Cardinal Nicolas de Jesus Lopez Rodriguez spoke out against U.S. ambassador James "Wally" Brewster in a meeting with reporters late Tuesday following a Mass. "That man needs to go back to his embassy," he said. "Let him focus on housework, since he's the wife to a man." Lopez also accused Brewster of promoting a gay rights agenda on Dominican soil.
  • The TAILOR OF VIRTUE SPEAKS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/21/2015 2:14:43 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-21-15 | Holy Spirit ,bible
    Organization of delight is here this day, The Body of Christ coming together to form The Bride, lock in and stay, Fear and Doubt is not part of this wardrobe, The Tailor of Virtue has bought this design of Virtue and this dress is sold, Bringing it together with the thread of Unity, Every part of The Body, All in agreement to walk down the isle and meet The Groom, A picture of Delight and The Bride is swooned, So in love with her Boaz and King! She begins to sing ~ ~ ~ The Song of The Lamb and...
  • A Night For The Bride to Be with The KING and GROOM

    10/31/2015 5:41:31 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit ,bible, Jesus
    Last night as we entered into worship as one heart and one Bride, The 7 candlesticks were lit on the communion table with a Star of David illuminated by the candle light . We entered into a flowing free worship and praise and then the spirit began to speak through many of us throughout the night I am going to share the words I captured to help understand all that blossomed. . . Do you see my children I AM wooing "you" for you are more than just my sheep, you are my heart's desire and (as you come together...