November 29th, 2010
02:01 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Capt. America, drug-induced water shortage

Not-so-comical mission - There comes a time in every man's life where he comes to a crossroad,  time to calculate a purpose and envision the trail ahead. For one man, the trail was followed for miles and miles in a cheap, store-bought comic book costume and comfortable shoes. A Tennessee man says he's bursting with American pride and has taken to the streets to prove it in a heartfelt, albeit confusing, attempt to raise awareness for homeless veterans.

'Thirsty plant' sucks city dry - In as few as five years, Sana'a may become the first capital to run out of water - and all because of a drug. A plant called qat is popular and profitable in Yemen because of the buzz it gives you when you chew it. But the amount of water needed to grow it is immense and it's taxing the resources of a city already low on the wet stuff.

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Filed under: Agriculture • Drugs • Gotta Watch • Holidays • Tennessee • War • Yemen
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  1. Clem&Jethro

    Hay Clem. You wuz in Yemen back in thu 80's wuzn't ya? "shore wuz there Jethro. Werkin' them floors from worm's corner and watchin' missiles fly. they wuz a havin' themselves a civil war" 'Bout how many rockets you figger ya seen?" Oh about as many as the ships runnin' in and out of port Aden could carry" Gee, I wunder whar thay all come from Clem "heck if I'm a gonna say the way folks treat people who divulge such info around these here parts. They'd probly bring me up on espeenodge charges after they got back frum walmart with a buttload of plasti-crud American flags made in China.

    November 29, 2010 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    Oatmeal cookies make me thirsty for water.

    November 29, 2010 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brooke Davis

      what the heck?

      December 15, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. E5Mouse

    This man deserves the Metal Of Honor for helping his brothers!!!

    November 29, 2010 at 11:34 pm | Report abuse |