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Old 04-30-2018, 03:50 PM
 
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^ Shades of the infamous Caribbean hater 'miss loudmouth'
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Old 04-30-2018, 03:55 PM
 
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We docked at St. Thomas one time for the day but we've heard so many bad things about the crime we didn't get off the ship. I got a Swedish massage instead.

St. Johns is incredible though.
So, how much dinero did you make giving that 'Swedish massage'?

enough for a 'speed bar' drink and an empanada?
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:05 PM
 
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St. John Villas: Private luxury villas | Virgin Islands vacation rentals, Seashore Allure condos
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Old 04-30-2018, 04:11 PM
 
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when you are preparing my room, make sure to leave a chocolate on the coverlet..

I will tell your Boss you are trying real hard at your new job.

Everyone has to start at the bottom of the ladder, and everyone deserves a second chance.
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Old 05-06-2018, 03:46 PM
 
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I lost power today for two hours, in a minor Nor'easter. I live in Central NJ.

Better get used to it, Bus man, things are changing along with the climate changes..Experts say you are going to see some MAJOR outages in the coming years in your area...you are gonna have to learn to cope, my man

Just because you can't presently deal with a little inconvenience of lack of power doesn't mean the rest of the world can't cope...not everyone is a 'Canary in a Coal Mine.'

I also have a place in Puerto Rico..even before the hurac√°ns hit, sporadic power outages are something we have always dealt with.
not a problem..

Personally, I am happy the Caribbean isn't for you...

'Different attitudes for different lattitudes'
Well said.
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Old 05-08-2018, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Howard County, Maryland
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Of course there is pressure to improve and it has. It used to be worse but things have gotten better. Still much to do in that department though...and yes, I’m talking about normal conditions.

No need to explain power in the U.S. I was raised in the States so I’m aware that power is rarely lost. However, right now, I’ll take my 10 minute commute, beautiful beaches and better pay. So yes, I’m satisfied.

Not sure how you are equating one island with the entire Caribbean. Is the U.S. the same as Mexico? LOL. Every island is different.
Fair point. I had mentally shifted gears when I wrote my comment about power issues on St. Thomas and then commented that I would not like to live in the Caribbean. But in context, it does appear that I was equating one island with the entire region. My apologies for not being clearer.

And while I realize that one cannot tell tone of voice from the written word, I would like to assure you that I was not being sarcastic; I am genuinely pleased that you are satisfied with living on St. Thomas. It's important to be happy where you are, and the more happy people there are, the better off the world will be.

As for the power issue, I realize that burying the lines would be much more expensive than stringing them up on poles. But it seems like every time a hurricane comes through, the lines blow down and the people are without power for weeks or even months. Surely it would be cheaper over the long run to bury the lines once then have to repeatedly re-string them back on their poles, wouldn't it? I honestly don't understand why this hasn't been done.

FWIW, the lines in my area are buried . . . and we almost never lose power.


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The Nor'easter that left me without power last night also hit the DelMarVa area (Delaware-Maryland-Virginia last night.
There are currently a little over 19,000 people in that area without Power as I write this.

I hope Bus man isn't one of those unfortunate people.
My power stayed on the whole time. But thank you for your concern!
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