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Facebook posts land Pinellas contractor in Arab jail
Frustrated wtih his employer in the United Arab Emirates, Ryan Pate (right), a civilian helicopter mechanic from Bellaire Bluffs, made a rash, derrogatory comment toward Arabs on Facebook while home on a break. At left is Pate's fiance, Jillian Cardoza. 
Photo provided by Jillian Cardoza
Frustrated with his employer in the United Arab Emirates, Ryan Pate criticized the company and Arabs on Facebook. When he returned to the UAE he was accused of slandering his employer and arrested.
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Judge pushes the envelope with Ironman
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Tampa Bay Rays Catcher Rene Rivera during the first day of Spring Training. JAY CONNER/STAFF
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