Thai government forced to beg access to offices

Thai government forced to beg access to offices
Tens of thousands of passport applications were piling up, they said. Bankruptcy declarations needed …. "But I told them I'm a civil servant and I have to serve the people … if I have to quit my job to let us go back to work, I'd do it." ___ …
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Dear America, I Saw You Naked
The TSA saw the near-miss as proof that aviation security could not be ensured without the installation of full-body scanners in every U.S. airport. But the agency's many critics called its decision just another knee-jerk response to an attempted …
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100 Things All Detroiters Should Do Before They Die

100 Things All Detroiters Should Do Before They Die
Who says you need to travel widely to expand your mind? Sure, when the weather is as cold and crappy as it is these days, jetting off to some balmy climate has its appeal. But we have a multitude of cool things to do right here in town, things that …
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What 'Downton Abbey' Can Teach The Queen
At Downton, the Crawleys—like the Royals—have their own problems communing with the hoi-polloi, but try to extend their brand—or at least keep the burning pitchforks from the door—by participating in an annual cricket match. The proles ….. Maybe …
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Washington Passport Agency relocates to 600 19th St. NW
As one who has flirted with disaster — a nearly expired book paired with an approaching international trip — I welcome the spruced-up setting. The bright interior and adept arrangement helps soothe frayed nerves. Despite its attractiveness, though, I …
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Govt increases passport application collection canters

Govt increases passport application collection canters
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: People applying for a passport can now take a sigh of relief as they no longer would have to wait in queue for up to 15 hours to submit their application. The government has, from Monday, brought into operation six application …
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Passport shortage creates huge backlog, MEA in a tizzy
In Mumbai, officials from the special branch and city police who verify details of passport applicants said they haven't received a single application since January 17. “The situation is the same today. Several people are questioning us about the delay …
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What Defines Us as Jews? Actions — Not Ancestry.

What Defines Us as Jews? Actions — Not Ancestry.
But much as I adore everything British — even my dogs are named for Jane Austen characters — I have no interest in obtaining a passport from Her Majesty's Government. It's not my country. And it's not my tribe. To paraphrase what Josh Nathan-Kazis …
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Wannabe Chinese Space-Tourists Get Thumbs Down From US Government
… spaceship — comes under the thumb of the US's incredibly restrictive International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) export control. That means that anyone with a passport from restricted countries, like China and North Korea, are prohibited from riding …
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Indian River County Community Calendar, updated Jan. 28

Indian River County Community Calendar, updated Jan. 28
7-10:30 p.m. Feb. 14. 713 U.S. 1, Vero Beach. $ 20-$ 25. Ticket: 772-299-5772; www.dancevero.com. Christian Women's Connection of Vero Beach: Exciting Valentine luncheon inviting our men friends to join us. Noon Feb. 12. Oak Harbor Clubhouse, 4755 Oak …
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Ipex 2014: Transforming print into value
Yet, despite print volumes declining in some segments, in others print continues to grow despite the evolution of so much traditionally printed media into digital forms. The print industry around the world continues to demonstrate how innovation …
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Passport Melas: Over 2000 applicants in Pune breathe easy

Passport Melas: Over 2000 applicants in Pune breathe easy
As many as 1,100 appointments were given to applicant seekers, who visited the PSK to get their passport applications processed. The appointments to register for the Passport Mela were made available from January 16 and 1,097 appointments were …
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DJ Mo Beatz Talks Reppin' Detroit, New Projects and Passport Stamping
Being able to travel and see the world, getting major passport stamps while working is a dream most 20-somethings have while working in a cubicle, or stuck at a day job. Yet, being only 27, Mo Beatz (who was nominated for the Tour DJ of the Year at the …
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Latest Us Passport Renewal Form News

Claren Reese: Law driving folks crazy
Long gone are the days where you breeze into the Tax Collector's Office, fill out a few simple forms and smile for your not-so-glamorous mug shot to renew your driver's license. Due to Homeland Security, stricter new guidelines have been in effect for …
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Why are license and passport photos always so awful?
“Everything about us goes mushy.'' She then typically would clasp both hands to her face, tug each cheek down gently to exaggerate her mushiness, and note each time that she appreciated living long enough to see herself “gone to seed'' in the field …
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