UPDATE – Thai police say local politics a factor in Bangkok bomb

UPDATE – Thai police say local politics a factor in Bangkok bomb
On Monday, the Bangkok Post reported that police had asked that the passport of another Thai suspect — Wanna Suansan — be revoked as she had failed to answer a police summons. … the Turkish immigration department — who did not wish to be named as …
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Kobach issues 90-day time limit for voter registrations
More than 35,000 voter registrations applications are currently “in suspense,” and about 30,000 are incomplete because registrants have yet to provide a passport or birth certificate. Such proof-of-citizenship documents have been required since January …
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Chatham woman pleads not guilty to drug fraud charges
BARNSTABLE — A 37-year-old Chatham woman pleaded not guilty in Barnstable Superior Court on Tuesday to 25 counts of an indictment related to false registration of a drug and obtaining a drug by fraud. Esperanza Mata, who previously worked for a …
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Ann Coulter slams media 'Mississippi Burning' narrative after Zimmerman verdict
The Daily Caller obtains Trayvon Martin's tweets · NAACP calls on Obama admin to pursue civil rights charges against Zimmerman · Why is Joshua Chellew less important than Trayvon Martin? New Black Panther hopes Zimmerman is killed in prison [VIDEO] …
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'Obama has already convicted Snowden'
… Edward Snowden's chances for a fair trial in the U.S. are “virtually zero” as he has “already been convicted in the media by President Obama”, says James Petras, a retired Bartle Professor of Sociology at Binghamton University in Binghamton, New …
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Ex-DNC flack tweets claims of racism, politics after Zimmerman acquittal
Voting matters – EVERY office, EVERY election,” he tweeted. The original tweet came from Steve Walker, deputy national political director for the Democratic party. In his user profile, Walker declares that he is a “Believer in respecting & empowering …
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A tale of two passports: Turkey unrest underscores complexity of identity politics

how much for a passport
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My stamped pages (composite). Each time a passport checker reaches for their stamp I concentrate with all the power of my mind on visualizing them giving me a perfectly positioned, well-inked, unsmeared mark, hoping beyond hope that the psychic waves will influence them into compliance. Obviously, it pretty much never works out.

Page 7: Bahamas and Uruguay.
Page 8: Peru and Chile
Page 9: Argentinian chaos!!!
Page 10: My sad and meager European stamps. From a passport stamp perspective, the E.U. blows goats: I visited a million countries but got only 3 stamps, two of which are some dystopian standard design! 🙁 On the bright side, I suppose, is that I did not have to wait a million hours in a million lines to get stamped.
Page 12: South Africa temporary residence permit. I like how one of the conditions is that you don’t become a prohibited or undesireable person.
Page 19: Return from South Africa.
Page 24: Admission ticket for Chile.

A tale of two passports: Turkey unrest underscores complexity of identity politics
TURKEY – Passports are nearly indestructible objects. An American-Israeli friend of mine discovered this in an Iraqi farmhouse when she frantically tried to get rid of her Israeli passport before her identity could be discovered by the Shia insurgents …
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FP Passport: Lyudmila, we hardly knew ya — no really
We don't know much about Putina: A notoriously private person, she surfaces so rarely in public with her husband that it was news when she showed up at the Kremlin for Putin's inauguration last year (there was once speculation that the reason she …
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The stone sinking Labor
ASIO said plane arrivals were time-consuming but they have "a passport and at least they do not have four different dates of birth or three different names." Such ploys are … Gillard's tragedy is that she is much misunderstood on border protection …
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