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Wed Mar 23, 2005

Restless Me - The Journal of World Travel

Our roving travel writer Joe Franklin gives a report from Guatemala with:

Fear and Loathing on a Chicken Bus

The public buses here in Guatemala are known as chicken buses, although I've never seen a chicken on one, and for the record don't know anyone else who has either. This simple fact doesn't keep them from being interesting though, the buses. Riding them is like a crapshoot -- either your driver is going to drive like his ass is on fire, or he's going to drive like he's merely loco.


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Moral Citizen: evil-barry on Mar 23, 05 | 2:53 pm | Profile

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Tue Aug 17, 2004

Teresa campaign journal excerpt

image "...which was absolutely nuts and I told him so, really, just flat-out said that there's no way, no way, I'm going to pay fifty dollars for a paraffin hand dip when I have Estrella back at home..." Read more...

Moral Citizen: Jacques Vanderdreschd on Aug 17, 04 | 1:26 pm | Profile

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Mon Aug 16, 2004

Uh! Ah! Chavez no se va!


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Moral Citizen: Slothrop on Aug 16, 04 | 5:39 am | Profile

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Tue Jul 06, 2004

Terms of Denouement for Venezuela Opposition


President Hugo Chávez, Polls Say, on the Verge of a Stunning Victory
By Al Giordano
Special to The Narco News Bulletin
July 4, 2004

With 41 days and 41 nights left before Venezuela’s August 15 referendum on the term of President Hugo Chávez Frias, a hard rain has begun to fall on Venezuela’s opposition.
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Moral Citizen: Slothrop on Jul 06, 04 | 11:03 am | Profile

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Wed Mar 17, 2004

Vegoil Adventure Trip Journal

Tom Sepe, an extremely inventive guy I used to work with is on an adventure driving a veggie-oil powered car to Mexico.. here's his log of the trip:

http://www.tomsepe.com/vegoil_adventure/

Moral Citizen: evil-barry on Mar 17, 04 | 3:58 pm | Profile

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Fri Nov 21, 2003

Laughter and Lies in London

Smashing Sledgehammers in Iraq
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Moral Citizen: evil-barry on Nov 21, 03 | 1:17 am | Profile

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Tue Oct 07, 2003

orange county

yeah, I was there. I went to a restaurant in orange county, very near the Richard Nixon Library last night with mom. pretty good food. The waitress asked "how is everything tasting?" It was really weird. Maybe it doesn't seem weird reading it, but waitresses always ask "how is everything" or "is everything alright" or shit like that. I think it's also grammatically confusing, as it seems like it could be understood as "everything is in the act of tasting", as if she is enquiring about the ability of the food to taste us, rather than the other way around. But I'm no expert. I'm wondering if a dialect is being developed down there. Or maybe she just has an innovation-driven manager. Quite likely - their "agave martini" is actually what I (and any cocktail book of any repute) would call a "real margarita" - tequila, cointreau, and lime, shaken, served up.

Moral Citizen: pibor on Oct 07, 03 | 5:24 pm | Profile

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Tue Sep 02, 2003

in Palestine

I got this in email from a guy who I interviewed with for an IT job, John Lubotsky.. he's in Palestine, and this is what he wrote..

Heythere.

Today in Balata we got a call that a dialysis patient had been detained at Asira checkpoint, aka "Sabatash" (17), on her way into Nablus to the hospital, a trip she has to make 3 times a week for treatment. Seven international and local activists arrived near the checkpoint about 11 am. Two waited on the road above while 5 of us went down to check on the patient. We were held up by two soldiers, who delayed us for about an hour by checking our bags and other delay tactics, not letting see the Palestinian detainees we had glimpsed on the way in. Finally one of us was able to sneak off to the detainees while the others distracted the two soldiers, and a few minutes later we were all able to join them, the soldiers apparently hoping that we would take the one international who was with the Palestinians and leave.
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Moral Citizen: evil-barry on Sep 02, 03 | 10:48 am | Profile

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