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    • Iggy of Ophir
    • 09.04.10 | 06:00 (IDT)

    ...in South America where this sort of thing went on all the time (and still does). It was also a country run, in effect, by a clique of "power bases," as it were, each careful not to step on another's toes, each mindful that power and rank have their assigned privileges--and to those who are thinking it was a "Banana Republic," it most certainly wasn't (those being historically in Central America, with banana-based economies)--but, having said that, the bananas I did eat there were both locally grown and excellent--and... (Darn it! Now I lost my train of thought...)

    from the article: Customs refuses to reveal identity of IDF officer caught smuggling
    First published 03:18 09.04.10 | Last updated 04:21 09.04.10
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