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Dubai Detains Dude For Dainty Doobie

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You know what you don't want to do when travelling through the United Arab Emirates? Carry drugs. Those affluent folk do NOT like narcotics of any kind. Unfortunately for Keith Brown, a British youth worker, he was carrying. The weird part is how much and where he was carrying it.

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Sir, You're Going To Have To Check That Flaming Luggage

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A baggage handler at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport noticed something wrong with one particular piece of luggage. As a red backpack was waiting for its turn to be gently hurled into the belly of an airplane it emitted some smoke and then burst into flames. This left the handler with something of a dilemma...

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Buffalos Vs. Lions Vs. Crocodiles

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I've seen some neat videos, but this is pretty darn cool. How would you like to be on safari in Africa and see this?

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Tehran, A Nice Place To Visit...

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Use your imagination--You are an Israeli environmental scientist (this will be a good test of your imagination) on a Turkish flight to India. Along the way the plane develops mechanical problems and the pilot lets the passengers know that they are unfortunately going to have to put down early--IN IRAN. Time to kiss your Jewish ass good-bye, right?

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Not Going Anywhere For Awhile? Try JetBlue!

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"JetBlue will review the day's events to determine whether it could have handled the storm differently and how to prevent similar problems from arising again", says JetBlue spokesman Bryan Baldwin.

Apparently, letting their customers sit in airplanes on the tarmac for ELEVEN HOURS without moving is something they didn't realize people wouldn't like?

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More Than Half Of New Orleans' People Are Gone

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[Environment]
[Travel]
A recent population survey from the Louisiana Recovery Authority has reported that of the pre-Katrina population of 454,000 people in New Orleans, only about 187,000 remain today. More than a year later, 59% of the population has not returned since the hurricane and the large-scale flooding caused by the failure of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' faulty flood protection system.

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"Terrorist" Drops IPod In Toilet

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These pre-apocalyptic days, the notion of what is and isn't a "security threat" seems to become more liberal, but how low does it have to go? Read the first-hand account of a person who accidently dropped their iPod into a plane toilet and created pandemonium.

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How to Get on the No-Fly List

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A man named James Moore found himself on the no-fly list a year ago. He's never done anything illegal or that might link him with terrorists. But every time he flies, he must get to the airport 3 hours early so there will be plenty of time for the authorities to confirm that, yes, he's not THE James Moore that they are supposedly looking for. Then he can get on the plane, after a nice thorough security search. There is, of course, no way to be taken OFF the list, and heaven forbid that they cross-reference the list with something people generally have on them, like a specific credit card or driver's license number. But how did James Moore get on the list in the first place?

It certainly couldn't have anything to do with the less-than-flattering book he wrote about Karl Rove, entitled Bush's Brain.

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Pakistan Bans Deadly Sport of Kite-Flying

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[Sports]
Pakistan's Supreme Court has extended a ban on making, selling and flying kites that it imposed two months ago after ruling the sport had become increasingly deadly, an official said Saturday.

At an annual kite-flying festival in February, 19 people were killed and over 200 were injured. While the court was hearing the case, police swung batons and lobbed tear gas shells outside the building to disperse about 500 kite-makers and kite-flying enthusiasts who were trying to attend the proceedings.

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United Airlines Secures $3B Loan

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United Airlines on Thursday said JP Morgan and Citigroup have agreed to arrange a $3 billion all-debt financing package to help the No. 2 U.S. carrier exit bankruptcy in February.

If at first you don't succeed, get some banks to bail you out.

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Delta Airlines File For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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IMO, the only American airline worth flying, as of Wednesday, filed Chapter 11, citing high oil prices and cheap competition. Apparently Northwest Airlines will do so this week as well.

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Teen goes to jail for note in his luggage

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David Socha, a 17-year-old on his way to Hawaii from Paxton, Massachusetts, was arrested in Boston and charged with a felony for having a note in his gym bag which read: "[Expletive] you. Stay the [expletive] out of my bag..."

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Apologies accepted

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In response to the We're Sorry web site, where Americans appeal to the world to forgive them for the recent election results, a new site has appeared, Apologies Accepted. It's a nice, refreshing, uplifting gesture by people all around the world.

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Time to get out of Dodge? Here's your guide.

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In the wake of the disappointment of tens of millions of voters who stood aghast at the re-election of GW Bush, many are producing guides on what your options are.

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Christina Aguilera enchants the world!

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[Dubious Research]
The new look in Japan is to imitate the various styles that Christina has made popular in shopping malls across the USA!

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He's banned beards, gold teeth and circuses! Who is he?

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No, its *not* John Ashcroft! It's SAPARMURAT NIYAZOV, who's just come in at No. 8 in a recent list of the World's Worst Dictators, compiled by dictator-watcher David Wallechinsky in collaboration with Amnesty International, Freedom House, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders.

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The trouble with celebrity transgendered meter maids!

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[Travel]
Don't Let This Happen To You! A friend of mine has just started a Blog about his London-based band called the City Farmers. Who would have guessed that transgendered celebrity parking meter attendants could prove so hazardous to hard-working musicians?

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No Terrorists--sorry, make that Senators--allowed

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Senator Edward Kennedy was "accidentally" put on the TSB's no-fly list. Gee, it's odd how left-wing activists, especially those in peace groups that condemn violence of any sort, often end up on the no-fly list, particularly when there's no official way to get OFF the list. Unless you're a senator. And even then it may take several tries.

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