Mock26: ShannonKW: valis23: Mock26: To hell with the Middle East.That's redundant.What's weird about the Middle East is that the natives actually like it there. You won't believe it, but it is so. They have gripes as people do the world over, but they mostly think that they way it's done at Home is the way it ought to be, and the rest of the world is farked up.Case in point: I met a Saudi Civil engineer aged about 50. He'd studied abroad, doing graduate work in Japan. Now, for a nation of its wealth KSA's infrastructure is a backward, shambolic embarrassment, while Japan's is magnificent. I've lived in both countries and it's about the starkest point of contrast between the two. So, I expected to get and earful from this guy, considering his profession. Not, a bit of it. I asked him what he thought of Japan and he sniffed and said it was tolerable, but he didn't like their way of life and got out of there as soon as he could. Dude is a 50-year-old engineer at the peak of his career, the high point of his evening consists of sitting on a cushion snacking on tea and cookies with his (all male) house guests, and he's telling me that he can't fathom how the Japanese can stand it -- and knowing full well how a Japanese engineer in his position would be living. I couldn't take the cognitive dissonance, but I'm sure he was honest. The man could be living like a prince in dozens of countries if he wasn't so attached to Saudi Arabia.Hell it may be, but generally the folk there don't see it that way.Meh, they can still go to hell, especially those who would kill someone for breaking some silly rule from their silly superstition.
signaljammer: to criticize
valis23: Tell that to the tourist last year who the UAE locked up because customs inspectors found what was described as an almost-too-small-to-see flake of marijuanna on the sole of his tennis shoe. If I remember correctly, that was done without a chemical analysis to prove it was pot.
JustTheTip: Yes, but they're also planning to behead you soon, for whorishly exposing your arms above the wrists and blaspheming Allah by claiming to be a man while clearly named as a female./Also, they were enjoying camel-on-goat porn right before you came in, they just switched to poetry to see if you are really that gullible. Silly infidel...
ShannonKW: Hell it may be, but generally the folk there don't see it that way.
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