May I let my voice be a clarion call. I will use these words for justice. I will use these words for truth. And humour.

Friday, February 8, 2008


Avoiding Dubai

United Arab Emerates, the country with the world's tallest building, also has insane drug laws.

A British man is being imprisoned for 4 years because they found 0.01 grams (about the size of a sugar grain) of cannabis on the bottom of his shoe. They also have jailed people for having leftover poppy seeds from muffins, and for carrying melatonin, a sleeping pill.

Best to avoid UAE for a while. Fortunately, you can see pictures of their special building online, and probably could even see it from outside the country, since its viewable from 60 miles away.

chant/prayer/mantra: For the sake of the planet, may justice align with compassion and reason.

pax hominibus,
agape to all,

I think I'd be more worried about the religious godbags killing me and Kori for being queers before I'd worry about the drug laws.
They should have invented a word for fundamentalisim that kept the letters FUN out of it.
Note too that they also sometimes check travelers' blood and/or urine, and detain them if they detect even a trace of what officials deem a harmful substance. Fun fun.
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