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  •  That's one of the better theories I've come across (none)
    although for my money it's humiliation.

    When I lived in the U.S. I had a friend who was Turkish and had family in both Turkey and Germany. When she returned to the U.S. from Turkey, she would always be asked at immigration control whether or not she was a prostitute, but never when she was coming from Germany. Hierarchies of foreigness and all that.

    Love your sig BTW

    I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth and I am a citizen of the world -- Eugene Debs

    by dove on Sat Feb 05, 2005 at 03:48:45 PM PST

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