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2020-10-26 10:04:20 AM  
Strip searching women to find who dumped a baby? The GOP just popped collective wood.
 
2020-10-26 10:56:22 AM  
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2020-10-26 10:56:45 AM  
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2020-10-26 11:07:47 AM  
It could have been worse.  They could have found poppy seeds up there.
 
2020-10-26 11:12:37 AM  
I would expect a country in that region to be extremely respectful of womens rights.
 
2020-10-26 11:12:50 AM  
How is babby flushed?
 
2020-10-26 11:14:29 AM  
A very surreal airport for me. I transferred there one time, and there was a large group of men walking around in white robes carrying hooded falcons. They were headed to a competition in the desert.
 
2020-10-26 11:15:27 AM  
wasnt there a thread about this yesterday?
 
2020-10-26 11:24:02 AM  
They do that for free? It's 50 bucks extra on Spirit.
 
2020-10-26 11:25:25 AM  
Visit barbaric shiathole, experience barbarism.

Kind of predictable, folks. I know everyone loves to get hung up on "But look at their modern skylines and charming culture," but this is a textbook spot that treats the bulk of humanity like 2nd-class citizens chattel.
 
2020-10-26 11:30:40 AM  
If someone had done that to women from their country, Qatar would be demanding someone's head on a latter.

Literally
 
2020-10-26 11:35:24 AM  
I haven't traveled to other countries all that much, but everytime I have trouble its related to Qatar.

Applied for a visa and got rejected because my passport photo had me with short hair and no beard, and my visa photo had me with a beard and long hair.  Had to shave it all and try again.

Traveling from US to Qatar, my bag got stranded in Ireland.  The baggage claim people in Doha basically said "that's not our problem", and so I had to buy a bunch of new clothes for the week I was there, and then pick up my bag in Ireland on my way back.

Also, their customs process requires an Iris scan, and I'm slightly unsettled by my Irises being in a database controlled by an authoritarian monarchy with basically no regards for human rights.
 
2020-10-26 11:39:25 AM  

houginator: I haven't traveled to other countries all that much, but everytime I have trouble its related to Qatar.

Applied for a visa and got rejected because my passport photo had me with short hair and no beard, and my visa photo had me with a beard and long hair.  Had to shave it all and try again.

Traveling from US to Qatar, my bag got stranded in Ireland.  The baggage claim people in Doha basically said "that's not our problem", and so I had to buy a bunch of new clothes for the week I was there, and then pick up my bag in Ireland on my way back.

Also, their customs process requires an Iris scan, and I'm slightly unsettled by my Irises being in a database controlled by an authoritarian monarchy with basically no regards for human rights.


So what you're saying is that I should connect through Dubai instead.
 
2020-10-26 11:39:31 AM  
F*ck you, Foreign Minister, that most certainly IS sexual assault. And none of those abused women were the mother.
 
2020-10-26 11:49:02 AM  
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2020-10-26 11:49:19 AM  
I want to be The Vagina Inspector
 
2020-10-26 11:50:43 AM  

Private_Citizen: Strip searching women to find who dumped a baby? The GOP just popped collective wood.


I doubt many of them are still capable at their age.
 
2020-10-26 11:51:35 AM  
Someone couldn't afford the carry-on baggage fee?
 
2020-10-26 11:52:23 AM  
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2020-10-26 11:55:25 AM  

Salmon: I want to be The Vagina Inspector


Sure you would.  Maybe 5-15% of the time.

/Nobody ever thinks about the other 85% of the time.
 
2020-10-26 11:56:15 AM  

Private_Citizen: Strip searching women to find who dumped a baby? The GOP just popped collective wood.


Remember that 8-1 ruling that forbid stripsearching students? There's three votes to overturn.
 
2020-10-26 12:07:43 PM  
Guess they assumed that babby couldn't belong to whoever was still a virgin?
 
2020-10-26 12:14:50 PM  
They should have stripped searched a few men as well, just to show that they weren't being sexist.
 
2020-10-26 12:19:50 PM  

Salmon: I want to be The Vagina Inspector


Are you a star? When you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.
 
2020-10-26 12:28:31 PM  
I'm just sad there's an abandoned baby.
 
2020-10-26 12:29:29 PM  

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as a vexillogical conosieur..., I concur (and Qatar and Bahrain are currently at odds). (used to draw all of countries' flags on index cards as a kid...)
 
2020-10-26 12:30:06 PM  
Absolute farking barbarians.

Anyone who flies the ME3 supports people like this.

/but there's a live baby - how can they now find the mother short of stopping the airport and DNA testing all the women?
 
2020-10-26 12:31:23 PM  

Mrtraveler01: houginator: I haven't traveled to other countries all that much, but everytime I have trouble its related to Qatar.

Applied for a visa and got rejected because my passport photo had me with short hair and no beard, and my visa photo had me with a beard and long hair.  Had to shave it all and try again.

Traveling from US to Qatar, my bag got stranded in Ireland.  The baggage claim people in Doha basically said "that's not our problem", and so I had to buy a bunch of new clothes for the week I was there, and then pick up my bag in Ireland on my way back.

Also, their customs process requires an Iris scan, and I'm slightly unsettled by my Irises being in a database controlled by an authoritarian monarchy with basically no regards for human rights.

So what you're saying is that I should connect through Dubai instead.


Same shiathole.
 
2020-10-26 12:32:24 PM  
"We found a baby!  EVERYONE GET NAKED AND DON'T PANIC!"
 
2020-10-26 12:40:43 PM  
Don't TSA any ideas.

And for a $50 fee, TSA will use a new set of gloves on you.
 
2020-10-26 12:42:54 PM  
Oh, and the women were NOT told what was going on.
And here I am irritated for having my luggage singled out and checked. Twice.

/ok, the second one was because I had an air-pistol
//way back when they were not that common
///and it was an international flight and I hadn't registered a gun transfer. They were cool once they saw it and confirmed.
 
2020-10-26 12:45:30 PM  

MattyBlast: How is babby flushed?


They need to do way instain mother.
 
2020-10-26 12:53:34 PM  
WTF? They sound like a bunch of monsters.

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2020-10-26 1:29:35 PM  
Good for them trying to find the mother, but they should have tried modern technology and try to find the whole family.
 
2020-10-26 1:38:05 PM  

pup.socket: Good for them trying to find the mother, but they should have tried modern technology and try to find the whole family.


You think it is OKAY to grab all women of child bearing age - which means twelve to fourteen year olds and older for forced inspections?
 
2020-10-26 2:03:38 PM  

Salmon: I want to be The Vagina Inspector


FBI... Federal Bagina Inspector?
 
2020-10-26 2:48:56 PM  
Sad how many women go to countries that are the lower circles of Patriarchy male chauvinist hell as long as a fair number of the men there are loaded.

I'd bet that not a few female visitors from countries which have less and care less about their citizens than Australia simply disappear there.

To paraphrase the saying about the Royal Navy, anyone who would go to the Gulf states on holiday would go to Hell for vocation.
 
2020-10-26 2:56:42 PM  

Resident Muslim: I'm just sad there's an abandoned baby.


At least s/he is actually being cared for now. I won't speculate as to the mother's reasons but the child is very likely better off.
 
2020-10-26 3:10:19 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Resident Muslim: I'm just sad there's an abandoned baby.

At least s/he is actually being cared for now. I won't speculate as to the mother's reasons but the child is very likely better off.


How do you know they're being cared for? Born in Qatar doesn't make you Qatari.
 
2020-10-26 3:17:20 PM  

ColonelCathcart: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Resident Muslim: I'm just sad there's an abandoned baby.

At least s/he is actually being cared for now. I won't speculate as to the mother's reasons but the child is very likely better off.

How do you know they're being cared for? Born in Qatar doesn't make you Qatari.


Exactly. That's not likely to be an enviable life, unless Qatar decides to make the kid into a PR / propaganda case. But I'm not holding my breath.
 
2020-10-26 3:41:51 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Absolute farking barbarians.

Anyone who flies the ME3 supports people like this.

/but there's a live baby - how can they now find the mother short of stopping the airport and DNA testing all the women?


what does it matter who the mother is?  She doesn' want the baby.  THis is why we have safe surrender sites here in the US-- to avoid babies being left in unsafe places.  Not that these places are used-- my point is that the only reason to look for the mother is to punish her.  She doesn't need punishment.  Just take care of the baby.  Why assault dozens of women while looking for the proper woman to punish??
 
2020-10-26 4:12:50 PM  

ColonelCathcart: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Resident Muslim: I'm just sad there's an abandoned baby.

At least s/he is actually being cared for now. I won't speculate as to the mother's reasons but the child is very likely better off.

How do you know they're being cared for? Born in Qatar doesn't make you Qatari.


FTA: "The unidentified baby has been cared for since being found on 2 October. "

I'll concede 'very likely better off' was a bit strong.
 
2020-10-26 4:21:38 PM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: ColonelCathcart: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Resident Muslim: I'm just sad there's an abandoned baby.

At least s/he is actually being cared for now. I won't speculate as to the mother's reasons but the child is very likely better off.

How do you know they're being cared for? Born in Qatar doesn't make you Qatari.

FTA: "The unidentified baby has been cared for since being found on 2 October. "

I'll concede 'very likely better off' was a bit strong.


Fair enough. I too will concede the baby is physically being taken care of and unlikely to be physically harmed.

/shiatty story all around - I hope it has a good ending where a relative quietly flies to Doha, submits a DNA test and flies quietly back to their country
 
2020-10-26 5:57:35 PM  

BigNumber12: ColonelCathcart: xxBirdMadGirlxx: Resident Muslim: I'm just sad there's an abandoned baby.

At least s/he is actually being cared for now. I won't speculate as to the mother's reasons but the child is very likely better off.

How do you know they're being cared for? Born in Qatar doesn't make you Qatari.

Exactly. That's not likely to be an enviable life, unless Qatar decides to make the kid into a PR / propaganda case. But I'm not holding my breath.


The population of Qatar is 2.75 million.
Like the UAE next door, the nationals actually make up the minority. In Qatar's case, that would be only 12% of the population. If Qatar was to offer citizenship to all births there, the current population would lose sovereignty in a relatively short period.

That said, both Qatar and the UAE AFAIK, still give citizenship to non-identified babies. This is part of the directives of the human rights committees of the respective countries.
They are housed, fed and educated.  Truth be told, though, I'm not sure about the level of psychological care and nurturing. Foster homes, especially group homes, are not always the ideal approach, wherever you go in the world.
 
2020-10-26 6:20:11 PM  

Resident Muslim: The population of Qatar is 2.75 million.
Like the UAE next door, the nationals actually make up the minority. In Qatar's case, that would be only 12% of the population.


Yep, I'm familiar with Qatar's citizenship ratio.

Resident Muslim: If Qatar was to offer citizenship to all births there, the current population would lose sovereignty in a relatively short period.


Many would say that harnessing the work of 88% of the population, but not giving them meaningful rights, legal protections, or the ability to meaningfully participate in society, looks a lot like slavery dressed up in nice, 21st Century clothing. Looking for sympathy from Westerners over concerns of "losing sovereignty" is unlikely to get great results. There have been reforms lately, for sure, but there's still quite a way to go.

Resident Muslim: That said, both Qatar and the UAE AFAIK, still give citizenship to non-identified babies. This is part of the directives of the human rights committees of the respective countries.
They are housed, fed and educated.


I hadn't known that about Qatari law before - it's nice to see.
 
2020-10-26 6:31:34 PM  

BigNumber12: Resident Muslim: The population of Qatar is 2.75 million.
Like the UAE next door, the nationals actually make up the minority. In Qatar's case, that would be only 12% of the population.

Yep, I'm familiar with Qatar's citizenship ratio.

Resident Muslim: If Qatar was to offer citizenship to all births there, the current population would lose sovereignty in a relatively short period.

Many would say that harnessing the work of 88% of the population, but not giving them meaningful rights, legal protections, or the ability to meaningfully participate in society, looks a lot like slavery dressed up in nice, 21st Century clothing. Looking for sympathy from Westerners over concerns of "losing sovereignty" is unlikely to get great results. There have been reforms lately, for sure, but there's still quite a way to go.

Resident Muslim: That said, both Qatar and the UAE AFAIK, still give citizenship to non-identified babies. This is part of the directives of the human rights committees of the respective countries.
They are housed, fed and educated.

I hadn't known that about Qatari law before - it's nice to see.


Indentured Servitude is a better way to describe Indians and Filipinos working in the Gulf, and people working for Qatar airways are often times setting aside their beliefs for gold as many in the airline industry are LGB individuals.

However, I'm glad to learn that Qatar and the UAE give citizenship to unidentified babies, and that likely the child's life will be much better (physically and financially) as a legal Qatari than almost anywhere else in the world.

/of course that quality of life is built on the backs of slaves indentured servants and the luck of gas riches below their feet, their location in the world, and their hub as Islam's "Switzerland" and Iran's only Islamic financial partner.
 
2020-10-26 6:41:26 PM  

ColonelCathcart: Indentured Servitude is a better way to describe Indians and Filipinos working in the Gulf


Yep, I would agree with that
 
2020-10-26 8:26:23 PM  
Don't go to countries ruled by fundamentalists. I don't care how many fancy hotels, or splashy attractions these places get. It's all good up until it isn't, and then you are farked.
 
2020-10-26 9:09:49 PM  

ColonelCathcart: You think it is OKAY to grab all ... for forced inspections?


Remind me, which country in the world is most supportive of the few backward Gulf petrol monarchies, keeps their regimes in power with a large naval deployment and sells them advanced weaponry to keep most of the population under strict control, because it sure ain't the country of pup socket.

It is your taxes that help this happen, not mine, so fark off all the way to Doha with that indignation of yours.
 
2020-10-26 9:14:29 PM  

pup.socket: ColonelCathcart: You think it is OKAY to grab all ... for forced inspections?

Remind me, which country in the world is most supportive of the few backward Gulf petrol monarchies, keeps their regimes in power with a large naval deployment and sells them advanced weaponry to keep most of the population under strict control, because it sure ain't the country of pup socket.

It is your taxes that help this happen, not mine, so fark off all the way to Doha with that indignation of yours.


CC is Russian. His taxes mostly go to Putin's offshore accounts.
 
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