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2013-07-22 11:01:39 AM
You know what might make a difference? If the rest of the world took away Dubai's sweet, sweet tourist dollars.

Why anyone would voluntarily travel to that backward assed place I will never know.
 
2013-07-22 11:08:42 AM

namegoeshere: You know what might make a difference? If the rest of the world took away Dubai's sweet, sweet tourist dollars.

Why anyone would voluntarily travel to that backward assed place I will never know.


Because it's a great place for crooks, bankers and smugglers to meet. But I have no idea why "normal" people would go there.
 
2013-07-22 11:21:12 AM

dj_bigbird: namegoeshere: You know what might make a difference? If the rest of the world took away Dubai's sweet, sweet tourist dollars.

Why anyone would voluntarily travel to that backward assed place I will never know.

Because it's a great place for crooks, bankers and smugglers to meet. But I have no idea why "normal" people would go there.


But you repeat yourself.  Seriously though ,good to hear they caved to pressure.  I would never go there, even as a man.  I don't see how any western woman would dare set foot in much of the Islamic world.
 
2013-07-22 11:28:22 AM

nekom: I don't see how any western woman would dare set foot in much of the Islamic world.


Part of my job is speaking to a shiatton of people all over the world; whenever I have to talk to someone from the middle east, either by phone or email, they all make a point to call me Mr.

Like, does it make you feel better to simply pretend I'm a man with an effeminate name and voice?
 
2013-07-22 11:33:14 AM

nekom: dj_bigbird: namegoeshere: You know what might make a difference? If the rest of the world took away Dubai's sweet, sweet tourist dollars.

Why anyone would voluntarily travel to that backward assed place I will never know.

Because it's a great place for crooks, bankers and smugglers to meet. But I have no idea why "normal" people would go there.

But you repeat yourself.  Seriously though ,good to hear they caved to pressure.  I would never go there, even as a man.  I don't see how any western woman would dare set foot in much of the Islamic world.


But didn't you see that she was working for the company owned by Janet Jackson's husband? Don't you realize how important that is? It's JANET FREAKING JACKSON.
 
2013-07-22 11:34:04 AM

nekom: I don't see how any western woman would dare set foot in much of the Islamic world.


The vast majority of western expats in Dubai have a safe stay and eventually go home richer and more racist than when they arrived. The trouble is when things go bad they go bad in a big way.
 
2013-07-22 11:35:48 AM
Duabi?
 
2013-07-22 11:54:05 AM

propasaurus: Duabi?


I can't find it or Dubia anywhere on Google maps. I may have to avoid these threads.
 
2013-07-22 11:56:07 AM

ginandbacon: propasaurus: Duabi?

I can't find it or Dubia anywhere on Google maps. I may have to avoid these threads.


He was our President
 
2013-07-22 12:03:31 PM

sentex: ginandbacon: propasaurus: Duabi?

I can't find it or Dubia anywhere on Google maps. I may have to avoid these threads.

He was our President


LOL first thing I thought of.
 
2013-07-22 12:06:27 PM

dj_bigbird: namegoeshere: You know what might make a difference? If the rest of the world took away Dubai's sweet, sweet tourist dollars.

Why anyone would voluntarily travel to that backward assed place I will never know.

Because it's a great place for crooks, bankers and smugglers to meet. But I have no idea why "normal" people would go there.


Nowhere in the galaxy will you find a more wretched hive of scum and villany.  We must be cautious.
 
2013-07-22 12:39:30 PM
Too bad Rick Perry won't
 
2013-07-22 12:48:37 PM

ginandbacon: propasaurus: Duabi?

I can't find it or Dubia anywhere on Google maps. I may have to avoid these threads.


You bogarted the search.
 
2013-07-22 12:48:44 PM
They're only pardoning her because she's foreign (white) and because of all the hoopla. They will continue locking up women who get raped.
 
2013-07-22 12:48:49 PM
Remember folks, that's the 'GOOD' islamic state.
 
2013-07-22 12:49:38 PM
Good. Dubai is still an assbackwards shiathole as far as I'm concerned through. As the saying goes, "if you were really sorry, you wouldn't have done it in the first place".
 
2013-07-22 12:49:53 PM
 
2013-07-22 12:55:04 PM
Unless you're a billionaire (in which case you already know laws don't apply to you) don't go to Dubai. There are better destinations for extravagant indulgence and nice weather and you don't have to worry about ending up in jail if you are assaulted.
 
2013-07-22 12:55:15 PM
Dollar bill. Dollar bill. Dollar bill.
 
2013-07-22 12:56:37 PM
There's no mention of an apology in the article.
 
2013-07-22 12:56:38 PM
The police were right, of course. Not about the sex out of marriage, but definitely right about her exaggeration of it being "rape".
 
2013-07-22 12:57:30 PM
Welcome to the internet Dubai.
 
2013-07-22 12:58:35 PM
You know, I try to be open minded about foreign cultures and customs, but there are parts of this world that still make my brain hurt when I think about them. The rampant culture of corruption in South America, the straight-up ick-factor of south-east Asia (the cultures themselves are very interesting, but much of what they consider "hygiene" is terrifying, and I'm not even a Purell wielding germaphobe.), and the ancient, archaic, draconian laws and social structure of Middle-East countries. My mind can't comprehend the mentality of these places. I don't hate them, I just REALLY don't understand.

/guess I just need to educate myself more.
 
2013-07-22 12:58:47 PM
That's a good start.  Now pardon all of the local women and guest workers who you've locked up for equally barbaric reasons.
 
2013-07-22 12:58:51 PM

shaddix: The police were right, of course. Not about the sex out of marriage, but definitely right about her exaggeration of it being "rape".


You mean roofies make it right?
 
2013-07-22 12:58:57 PM
Makes you wonder what would happen to passengers on their airline if the Sharia police were on board, given the captain is the law on board.
 
2013-07-22 12:59:03 PM

ginandbacon: propasaurus: Duabi?

I can't find it or Dubia anywhere on Google maps. I may have to avoid these threads.


It's near the Isle of Jura. Look it up on Google Maps.
 
2013-07-22 12:59:10 PM

namegoeshere: You know what might make a difference? If the rest of the world took away Dubai's sweet, sweet tourist dollars.

Why anyone would voluntarily travel to that backward assed place I will never know.


To see what life was like back in "bible times"
I bet they get a lot of wealthy evangelical megachurch types.
 
2013-07-22 12:59:22 PM

Crewmannumber6: Remember folks, that's the 'GOOD' islamic state.


upload.wikimedia.org
I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would go to America, with their crazy Christians.
 
2013-07-22 01:00:27 PM

Jument: Good. Dubai is still an assbackwards shiathole


So . .  You know how the septic system works on that huge tower they have over there?
 
2013-07-22 01:00:38 PM

Walker: They're only pardoning her because she's foreign (white) and because of all the hoopla. They will continue locking up women who get raped.


Yep, more or less.

Dubai is a glittery polished turd, with a medieval legal system (tweaked in high-profile cases so the rich foreigners don't get too upset), a miserably bad sewage management policy and ... well, let's not forget the widespread debt slavery that built half the place.
 
2013-07-22 01:00:47 PM

Warthog: The rapist was also pardoned.


And his name and photo remains unreleased, too. I'd like to see a statement from Janet Jackson's company that he has at least been fired.
 
2013-07-22 01:00:50 PM

Begoggle: Crewmannumber6: Remember folks, that's the 'GOOD' islamic state.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x162]
I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would go to America, with their crazy Christians.


If Westboro Baptist church ran the US government you can be sure most people would leave/not visit.
 
2013-07-22 01:01:01 PM

Warthog: The rapist was also pardoned.


Egh. What an amoral shiathole (Dubai, not the rapist. ...Although... yeah, him too.)  I hate to see him walk, but on the balance, it's probably more important she be freed and allowed to return home.
 
2013-07-22 01:01:42 PM
This was bad but we still do business with Dubai. Now Cuba, they must have done something truly horrendous to deserve continuing sanctions...
 
2013-07-22 01:01:46 PM

Begoggle: Crewmannumber6: Remember folks, that's the 'GOOD' islamic state.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x162]
I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would go to America, with their crazy Christians.


I know, eh?  That's why I'm staying in Canada.
 
2013-07-22 01:02:42 PM

shaddix: The police were right, of course. Not about the sex out of marriage, but definitely right about her exaggeration of it being "rape".


I love how sociopaths always out themselves.
 
2013-07-22 01:02:53 PM

grokca: ginandbacon: propasaurus: Duabi?

I can't find it or Dubia anywhere on Google maps. I may have to avoid these threads.

It's near the Isle of Jura. Look it up on Google Maps.


Of course they fixed it for the green so none of this makes any sense now.
 
2013-07-22 01:02:57 PM

shaddix: The police were right, of course. Not about the sex out of marriage, but definitely right about her exaggeration of it being "rape".


6/10

We definitely want police nastily disbelieving crime reports right away, especially when the reporter is a vulnerable rape victim. Fark you.
 
2013-07-22 01:03:36 PM

Carth: Begoggle: Crewmannumber6: Remember folks, that's the 'GOOD' islamic state.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x162]
I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would go to America, with their crazy Christians.

If Westboro Baptist church ran the US government you can be sure most people would leave/not visit.


Thanks for beating me to it, and saying it better than I could.

/fist bump
 
2013-07-22 01:05:05 PM

Crewmannumber6: Remember folks, that's the 'GOOD' islamic state.


Now, now... lets not complicate things by identifying Islamic states and how they treat women / non-Muslims.

This is a very REAL conversation about social values that liberal AMERICANS would rather not have.

Remember the liberal motto;  all religions are evil... it's not like one religion is constantly in the news for barbaric practices that have long been outlawed in the civilized world.
 
2013-07-22 01:05:19 PM

CapeFearCadaver: nekom: I don't see how any western woman would dare set foot in much of the Islamic world.

Part of my job is speaking to a shiatton of people all over the world; whenever I have to talk to someone from the middle east, either by phone or email, they all make a point to call me Mr.

Like, does it make you feel better to simply pretend I'm a man with an effeminate name and voice?


You should hint that you're available for some gender-ambiguous-sex and see if they bite.
 
2013-07-22 01:05:23 PM
I'm amazed she's walking around there and getting her picture taken.  If she had any sense, she would have gone straight to the airport and boarded a jet to just about any farking place else than Dubai.  Get the Hell outta Hell, lady.
 
2013-07-22 01:05:25 PM
It's not just Dubai and it's more than just religion or antiquated laws & politics. It's mainly mental and cultural. Arab men has this distorted view of western women. They view all western females as some sort of sex fiend and/or really loose women and objectify them accordingly.

The fact that the first word out of the policeman's mouth was if she enjoyed the rape (even if they genuinely believed she was raped) further confirmed this mentally.
 
2013-07-22 01:05:27 PM

mooseyfate: You know, I try to be open minded about foreign cultures and customs, but there are parts of this world that still make my brain hurt when I think about them. The rampant culture of corruption in South America, the straight-up ick-factor of south-east Asia (the cultures themselves are very interesting, but much of what they consider "hygiene" is terrifying, and I'm not even a Purell wielding germaphobe.), and the ancient, archaic, draconian laws and social structure of Middle-East countries. My mind can't comprehend the mentality of these places. I don't hate them, I just REALLY don't understand.

/guess I just need to educate myself more.


complete understanding is not necessary for you to reject their influence. If you don't like the way they do things and you don't feel the need to lower your standards to their level, then you don't need to understand them. If, on the other hand, you want to discuss with others your reasoning, then it's probably a good idea to understand the opposite argument so you can defend your ideas logically. But don't feel obligated to "get into their heads", because your understanding is beyond theirs already.
 
2013-07-22 01:06:02 PM
Nothing a few megatons of cobalt laced freedom can't fix
 
2013-07-22 01:06:18 PM
It's funny because I've had discussions with people where I've mentioned I won't set foot in the Middle East due to their treatment of women.  As a woman it terrifies and angers me and I wouldn't want to give them a cent of my money let alone risk having any of these countless encounters we hear about.  I have been accused of being ignorant for having this stance.  Incidents like this remind me why this is false.
 
2013-07-22 01:06:30 PM

Begoggle: Crewmannumber6: Remember folks, that's the 'GOOD' islamic state.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x162]
I don't understand why anyone in their right mind would go to America, with their crazy Christians.


If that was tiny minority that controlled America - I would completely agree with you. As it is, that's a weak troll...

The majority of the middle east is completely loco... Dubai is crazy, the whole UAE really, the Saudis are just... demonstrably evil I would say.

There's some nice places, Israel for a westerner is obv better to visit; Jordan has been pretty calm and level headed for a good chunk of time now and doesn't get a lot of credit for being - especially when compared to the region - pretty normal... arguably progressive, all things considered.

You don't hear about them much, and countries like that, because they don't make the news as often.

Still... that said, if you go to Saudi Arabia or the UAE you... kind of deserve anything bad that happens to you.
 
2013-07-22 01:06:30 PM
I'm confused as to how a presumably globally-aware European travelling in Dubai could possibly think that calling the police to report a rape would be a good idea.
 
2013-07-22 01:06:32 PM

Theaetetus: shaddix: The police were right, of course. Not about the sex out of marriage, but definitely right about her exaggeration of it being "rape".

I love how sociopaths always out themselves.


Some woman musta said 'No.' to him.
 
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