Jazeera Airways to the rescue

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jazeera airways

You really have to owe it to these guys, they have done an amazing job so far.

Jazeera Airways is ready to fly travelers with tickets from other airlines to return to Kuwait at NO cost. Travelers must report to Jazeera Airways’ Damascus office with their tickets

Jazeera Airways accepts Kuwaitis with NO tickets at NO cost, with letter from Kuwait Embassy in Damascus

All Beirut flights re-routed to Damascus for 7 days (until July 21). Booked travelers have the option of flying to Damascus (or flying from Damascus to Kuwait), or canceling their flight and receiving credit in the amount of their ticket to be used to any Jazeera Airways destination within 12 months

[Link]


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SMS from Jazeera Airways

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I purchased Nats ticket with my Jazeera account so they just sent me the following message:

We hope you are safe. Beirut airport is closed. You can travel via Damascus, or cancel and receive credit for future travel. Call 4338540 for more info.


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No Scruf

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I hope this doesn’t catch on! [Link]


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Lebanese News Updates

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For updates on whats going on in Lebanon check Naharnet.com

Current news flash:

Israel imposed Thursday a general air, sea and land blockade on Lebanon as part of its large-scale offensive to retrieve 2 soldiers snatched by Hizbullah.

The Jewish state widened its assault beyond Beirut and the South by targeting Hizbullah strongholds in the Bekaa where it launched air raids against a Shiite prayer house and a Manar TV transmission station.

Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz vows that Hizbullah will not be allowed to return to its positions on the border and demands that the Lebanese army deploy along the frontier.


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Hezbollah the root of all evil

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From a Lebanese to the world: Hezbollah are terrorists financed by Syria and Iran and the Lebanese government is to pussy to do anything about them. They were warned a million times to take care of the Hezbollah issue but no one in the government had the balls to call them out. Well now the Lebanese people are going to pay for the mistakes of the government. Its summer, its tourist season and because of Hezbollah, Israel has practically declared war on Lebanon. Today morning at 6AM Israel blew up two runways at the Beirut International Airport. This is not going to effect the Lebanese politicians sitting in their million dollar mansions, its going to effect the poor Lebanese people who make up the majority of Lebanon.

With these current attacks you would think the government would wake up and realize that its time to distance themselves from Hezbollah and let the whole world know that the Lebanese people are against Hezbollah and against their actions. But, of course that didn’t happen, the Lebanese government is calling all parties to be united against Israel. What a load of political crap, they are going to make things a lot worst for everyone. Fucking idiots.


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Nearly Censored

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censorship

I was at Sultan Center yesterday and noticed these boxes for these blow up pools that had some censorship. The chick in the bikini was covered with a black marker, which is nothing out of the ordinary of course. But, what I found funny was that whoever did the censorship must have been running out of ink or maybe just got tired because some of the shots of the chick were completely covered in black and then you can see the amount of black scribbling decrease to just barely covering the cleavage then down to where there is no scribbling at all. If you are not going to do it right why do it at all?

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Flickr Unblocked

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Ok, this is a strange turn of events. Flickr is now no longer blocked by Fasttelco!


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Hello FastTelco

Post by Mark

Flickr Blocked

I just called FT now to find out why Flickr was blocked. According to the technical support person I spoke to, “Flickr is blocked because it contains links to adult content”.

So for FT users you have to continue using the following IP to access the site: http://68.142.214.24/


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U Shop We Ship So Far

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USWS

Since I just got the Nano I figured I should post an update on my experience with U Shop We Ship so far. I first posted about them back in March and have been using them since. Right after my first package got delievered by USWS I stopped using Aramex because the difference is night and day.

I have received 9 packages so far all via USWS and all without any problems. Other USWS users who have been posting in the forum also have been experiencing the same great service. The online payment system makes life extremely easy, and their shipping is very fast. Currently for a limited time they are shipping packages to Kuwait the same day they arrive to your US mailbox at no extra charge. Thats the coolest thing and I hope it they keep it like that. Another cool thing is the minute your package arrives in the mailbox you get an SMS telling you the package has arrived int he mailbox and whats in the package. For example I got an SMS a few days ago telling me an iPod Nano has arrived to my mailbox. This is a lot more practical compared to Aramex who would just state that I received a package from Amazon. You also get another SMS once the package ships from the mailbox and they even include the tracking number. Finally, their phoneline has NEVER been busy so far (4724673) and the customer support girl is always very helpful and cheerful.

Anyway if you haven’t signed up yet now is a good time since they have the shipping everyday offer going. [Link]


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Stock.xchng Blocked?!?!

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What the hell! Not only have Fasttelco blocked Flickr but it seems they have blocked other photo sites including stock.xchng! Stock.xchng is a site I check every now and then whenever I needed some HiRes images for work. The site is like Corbis and Photodisc except its free. I was just trying to check it now and I got the Fasttelco block page, what losers.


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