Hi Guys its Barry in D.R. It’s another beautiful day here in Cabrera. “Isaac” has passed as of yesterday afternoon. As per the usual, the MSM played it up and attempted to instill fear as a weapon once more. We had about one inch of much needed rain and the highest gusts were just over 30 M.P.H. One more time I understand why no one has hurricane shutters on their home in this area of the D.R. I guess they’d be about as useful as a screen door on a submarine.
Many thanks go out to our listeners who commented about how much they’re enjoying the blogs contents along with our approach of using everyday episodes while living in Cabrera. We all hope that you get the root of our message when we say that a no stress life can be yours if only you adapt and allow. Most everything is easily available in the D.R. but, as anywhere, at times you might have to hunt a bit before finding what it is that you’re looking for. Such was the case for Liane a while ago when she ran out of poppy seeds.
Liane uses poppy seeds on top of her homemade bread. Along with sesame and roasted garlic, it makes for a wonderful eating experience. One day, about eight months ago, I was on the phone with a friend who had just returned home. He returned from staying at our house for a week. From the kitchen, I hear Liane shuffling around all her spice bottles and I already know what that means. She’s out of something that she needs right NOW! It was poppy seeds. I let our friend know I would call right back and continued to start the hunt for Liane’s poppy seeds. Found some fairly quickly from a friend, problem solved.
When I called back we continued the conversation where we had left off. As the conversation continues, he casually mentions what was the panic about? I said poppy seeds for Liane. From his previous stay he already was well aware of how Liane is nothing short of a magician in the kitchen. Without even asking he says “Barry I’ll send you out four or five bottles in a day or two” It never ceases to amaze me how kind people are when you live in a foreign country. Always wanting to send you whatever you need as they truly believe we can’t obtain anything here. The experienced expat quickly learns how to play this to his advantage. Yours truly is an experienced expat if ever there was one.
Some of the things sent to us over the years include the following: all kinds of spices, hardware, tools, auto and scooter parts, film, ink cartridges, paint, pens, and I’m just naming a few off the top off my head. Never once is it even asked is this available in your country? For some reason it’s been injected in people’s minds (MSM again) that in a third world country nothing is available. As you can tell I have absolutely no problem with this. In fact it’s the only time I’ve ever liked the MSM and their misinformation.
Just as he promised, my buddy calls two days later to let us know he sent four bottles of poppy seeds to our office address in Cabrera. I’m thinking cool, another score. One week passes, no seeds arrive. Not a big deal, as it can take time and mail is definitely not the way to send anything to the D.R. Another week passes, and still nothing. My buddy emails… “what gives, I know I sent them”. On our side we never doubted him for a minute. Several months pass and nothing arrives so by now we just chocked it up to someone needing them more than we did. Our friend long since forgot about his kind gesture. Time passes quickly, as they say, and a total of about eight months had accumulated. One day I’m having a coffee in town and a local friend pulls me aside and says. “I was just at the post office, do you know that you have a package waiting there? Looks like it’s been there for a while.”
In Cabrera if you don’t ask, they will never deliver anything as they don’t know where everyone lives and many areas have no street addresses. As an example, it could be addressed to the little house with green and white paint next to the big palm down the road from Bulés second pasture, Cabrera, Maria Trinidad Sanchez, Republica Dominicana. Honest, I shit you not.
After a while, I head on over to the post office to check for the package. The record book at the post office…. and I promise to take a picture of and put it in a later post. You’ll hold your stomach laughing at its condition. See, it’s all voluntary, and since no one gets paid the organization is, well… you know. Looking around I spot it. There’s our package in the corner. I wipe off the dust and cob webs to see who it’s from. It’s my buddy, the one who sent the poppy seeds, but eight months late? Things are slow in Cabrera but not that slow, so I investigate.
You’re going to love this part. He addressed it “Cabrera Bus. Center”, short for Cabrera Business center. The package literally went to over three hundred bus stations that Caribe Tours has throughout the country. My poppy seeds have seen more of the Dominican Republic than I have, what the f**K!! So NEVER abbreviate in English when trying to ship anything to a Latin American Country. That my friends is today’s lesson on living large in the D.R.
For the second and more important lesson, check out the following on today’s post. David Galland of Casey Research presents us with another powerful piece. “The Wolf and the Lamb” is an excellent article on why you can’t get the oppressors to ever see your side. Even when its crystal clear to them that you are right. After absorbed, you will clearly understand why what seems to make perfect sense to you will never be seen by them. Raiding wrong homes with no apology to shooting innocent animals. Must read, and I hope it encourages you to be proactive, as there is no other way other than removing yourself from the situation BEFORE the wolf is asking you the questions. Remember this: At a certain juncture, obedience itself becomes a moral crime.
Next up on today’s roster is Greg Mannarino and USA Watchdog’s Greg Hunter. “People are going to suffer on a biblical scale.” Even though every day I hope and pray this is wrong. I have learned to think with my head first before my heart and know its only history repeating one more time. In the upcoming latest version of this collection be sure you’re not heading up the chapter: Don’t let this happen to you.
Filmmaker Laura Poitras profiles William Binney, a 32-year veteran of the National Security Agency who helped design a top-secret program he says is broadly collecting Americans’ personal data. It was invented for spying on the enemy and has since been converted to spy on you.
Batting cleanup is Aaron Russo. Famed movie producer and former close friend of David Rockefeller. As only Aaron can, in an hour and a half documentary explains: “America Freedom to Fascism”. Excellent and well researched if this doesn’t make your blood boil you’re already dead! Another perfectly executed example of the cartels’ use of Divide and conquer in action. We all, at www.drescapes.com, will continue to sift through the dirt and bring forth the gold. Our passion is to provide you unbiased truth. From there you decide whether to be proactive or reactive.
Information overload is a big issue when it comes to making proactive decisions. A danger to your subconscious and as I’ve written in a prior post: Your subconscious is dangerous but only when you’re conscious attitude toward it becomes hopelessly false. Your doubts become your realities. Think carefully on this and with that, I bid you: this is Barry from D.R. and I’m out.
” Author: David Galland Synopsis: The recent roundup of an ex-Marine for anti-government Facebook postings is the latest signal that it may be time to start eyeing the exits. Dear Reader,A Wolf, meeting with a Lamb astray from the fold, resolved not to lay violent hands on him, but to find some plea to justify to the Lamb the Wolf’s right to eat him.He thus addressed him: “Sirrah, last year you grossly insulted me.””Indeed,” bleated the Lamb in a mournful tone of voice, “I was not then born.”Then said the Wolf, “You feed in my pasture.””No, good sir,” replied the Lamb, “I have not yet tasted grass.”Again said the Wolf, “You drink of my well.””No,” exclaimed the Lamb, “I never yet drank water, for as yet my mother’s milk is both food and drink to me.”Upon which the Wolf seized him and ate him up, saying, “Well! I won’t remain supperless, even though you refute every one of my imputations.”The tyrant will always find a pretext for his tyranny.”
“By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Greg Mannarino is a former Bear Stearns floor trader in the mid 1990’s. He has written seven books on the ongoing financial crisis. His latest is called “The Politics of Money.” Mannarino is a rising star on the internet for his YouTube commentaries. He says, “The global debt bubble is the biggest in all of mankind, and every single one has burst in the past.” He thinks what has been going on since the 2008 financial meltdown, “Is theft on a scale that is unimaginable.” When this …”
Laura Poitras William Binney
Aaron Russo: America Freedom to Fascism