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  •  The scenario at the airport reminds me of (0+ / 0-)

    vsiting the old Soviet Union in 1981, with a group of lawyers on a continuing legal education gig.

    We were studying the USSR constitution and law system (visits to courtrooms, moscow bar association, etc.), plus cultural events and tourist venues.  The outfit (Professional Seminar Consultants) in charge had provided us with copies of our own Constitution and other US law documents for comparision.  

    At the Moscow airport, our bags were searched and we were held up for several hours while the Soviet "goons" tried to figure out what we were up to with this literature.

    Buy a Boat. Save the Seed.

    by cumberland sibyl on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 08:35:12 AM PDT

    •  When I visted USSR in 1976 (2+ / 0-)
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      StrayCat, cumberland sibyl

      we were told not to bring Bibles or other select books, and not to take any photos in airports or from airplanes.  How ironic that 30 years later, a similar thing is happening here in the US (except the Bible part.)

      My Karma just ran over your Dogma

      by FoundingFatherDAR on Sat Sep 22, 2007 at 09:57:51 AM PDT

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