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Middle East - AP

Iraqis Offer Tips Over U.S. Blackout
20 minutes ago

By NIKO PRICE, Associated Press Writer

BAGHDAD, Iraq - Iraqis who have suffered for months with little electricity gloated Friday over a blackout in the northeastern United States and southern Canada and offered some tips to help Americans beat the heat.

From frequent showers to rooftop slumber parties, Iraqis have developed advanced techniques to adapt to life without electricity.

Daily highs have soared above 120 degrees recently as Iraq (news - web sites)'s U.S. administrators have been unable to get power back to prewar levels. Some said it was poetic justice that some Americans should suffer the same fate, if only briefly.

"Let them taste what we have tasted," said Ali Abdul Hussein, selling "Keep Cold" brand ice chests on a sidewalk. "Let them sit outside drinking tea and smoking cigarettes waiting for the power to come back, just like the Iraqis."

Here are some tips from the streets of Baghdad:


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  -Iraqis Offer Tips Over U.S. Blackout NNN0LHI  Aug-15-03 08:54 AM   #0 
  - I love it!  MaineDem   Aug-15-03 08:55 AM   #1 
  - A very "Onionesque" headline - I thought it had to be an ironic joke...  Richardo   Aug-15-03 09:02 AM   #2 
  - We've been doing some of these things in Europe, too  Paschall   Aug-15-03 09:11 AM   #3 
  - Bush can't keep the lights on in Bagdad...  Sentinel Chicken   Aug-15-03 10:26 AM   #4 
  - He should use that as his campaign slogan...  htuttle   Aug-15-03 10:29 AM   #5 
  - Pull Pat Travers off the State Fair Circuit  zekeson   Aug-15-03 11:01 AM   #7 
  - Hi Sentinel Chicken!!  newyawker99   Aug-16-03 03:31 PM   #12 
  - "Let them feel our suffering ..."  DemoTex   Aug-15-03 10:56 AM   #6 
  - It's funny until you realize  party_line   Aug-15-03 11:04 AM   #8 
  - But somehow, OUR blackout is a Big Important Crisis  FadingOptimist   Aug-15-03 11:51 AM   #9 
  - Hi Fading Optimist!!  newyawker99   Aug-16-03 03:32 PM   #13 
  - Iraqi civilians killed at U.S. checkpoints  MetaTrope   Aug-15-03 11:52 AM   #10 
  - I think I remember that before  MuseRider   Aug-15-03 12:08 PM   #11 

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