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Women driven to confusion in Saudi Arabia

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/jun/18/saudi-arabia-women-drivers-protest

Despite the fact that the West has had a long and positive association with Saudi Arabia we still tolerate this ...

Why ... well they have heaps of oil and money so they can do what they want providing it doesn't impact on us ... which is just stupid.

Please post any links to women driving in Saudi Arabia ....

Go girls go !!

:)
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  1. And the west has its struggles as well
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Do5zrdTb-yI
  2. Yes but we treat them as equals ... not goods and chattel.
  3. But, a major player on the left is exposed once again as being elitist and out of touch, causing more strife for the common peoples
    Ive been saying for years, these zealots are nothing but dangerous, and we need to quit listening to them
    http://douglasernstylp.wordpress.com/2011/06/12/national-organization-for-women-renamed-national-weiner-organ/
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/2011/06/12/2011-06-12_women__hes_a_pervy_pig.html
    http://douglasernstylp.wordpress.com/2011/06/11/janeane-garofalo-weirdly-waxed-weiner-pic-fallout-gops-fault/
  4. Yes ... we must silence the zealots ... start by closing "The Blaze" ...
  5. The blaze is but a reaction to those zealots, and basically harmless until zealousness arises from it as well.
    IMO, you neednt pull extreme in the other direction because maybe the current one is tilted too far in the opposite one.
    We dont need more zealots
  6. Tassadar ??
  7. In a sense
    I felt back in 96 the attitudes at the time was to wipe the libs out, whereas I saw alot of what their (at the time, before zealousness extremists overtook them) ideas were good, not as a major focal point, but a build in, using common sense.
    I felt the conservatives would just white wash these issues, but instead, the zealots took over, and the republicans failed us as well, by doing exactly what they blamed the libs for, by extending thier stays in office, spending sprees, and by doing in a smaller part, exactly what the libs claimed, by using frivolous tax breaks to cronies
  8. So your suggesting we break away with Jim ??

    Is Sarah Palin ... Kerrigan ??

    OMG help us !!!
  9. Why do you post 95% of your threads from that site then ... do you work for them?
  10. I'll check but in the meantime I want you to post something from Sesame Street, The Inquirer, Sporting shooter, and The Knitting club just to try to counter your stats.

    I'll post a pro-republican article ...

    no wait ... do I have to??

    Jeez you make me do bad things ...
  11. I added to the conversation!
  12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJQD6QZrSRs

    PS It looks like the mouth of a clam :D
  13. This is why the Saudi's don't want them to drive ...

    We can't work out who they are on the speed camera ... or even if the cop is talking to them he isn't sure who they are ...

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/judge-could-not-be-sure-who-was-behind-the-veil/story-fn7x8me2-1226078801032

    We probably should look at how the French are going ... otherwise there are going to be heaps of women robbing shops ... banks ... even drive through coffee vendors.

    These women in black could possibly inpire a new cartoon charactor ...
  14. All you have to do is ask yourself, what if there was no religion in the middle east or anywhere for that matter. Everything from women getting to drive there to less wars in the past present and future would be beneficial from this, but I suppose people have to have their superstitions.
  15. The funny thing is, according to pure Islamic Law women are allowed to drive. This is based on the fact that during the time of the Prophet Muhammad women were allowed to ride a donkey/camel/horse whenever.

    This law is one based purely on saudi arabian culture, why? I have no idea. Maybe they avoid the law and ride horses everywhere :kaola:
  16. Thanks Imran ... nice to have a bit of perspective.

    :)
  17. Reynod said:
    I'll check but in the meantime I want you to post something from Sesame Street, The Inquirer, Sporting shooter, and The Knitting club just to try to counter your stats.

    Biggest controvery there is English or European style.

    I use English style.
  18. Reynod said:
    This is why the Saudi's don't want them to drive ...

    We can't work out who they are on the speed camera ... or even if the cop is talking to them he isn't sure who they are ...

    Saher, the Saudi traffic cam system uses the car license plates. Doesn't matter who is driving.

    One of my Saudi coworkers says women shouldn't drive because they have weak hearts.

    You had to be here during Desert Shield to see the culture shock when many Saudis for the first time saw women driving big trucks, carrying weapons, and ordering men around.

    For that matter, in front of the main gate of the RSAF base in Dhahran, there is what looks like a mockup of a MRCA Tornado on a pylon. It is not a mockup. It used to be a real aircraft. The Saudi pilot was not going to take orders from a female boom operator in a U.S. tanker.
  19. I prefer early American myself
  20. No. I am saying he crashed because he refused to let a female boom operator fill his tanks.
  21. Its only as agressive as some women will go to promote their sex.
    Ive had women carrying armfulls of groceries yelling at me, as Id go to get the door for them, "Ive got it!!!"
    Where love lies in all this, who knows
  22. jd, I do not worry about that. Strangely, I have never had a man complain when I held a door for him in the same circumstances. It's just common courtesy, which like common sense apparently is not that common any more.
  23. Meh ... I still do what I consider is the right thing regarding doors and chairs and calling women "ladies" ...

    ... hence I have one ... IRL.

    /notlivinginmumsbasement
  24. Me too
    If they dont get it, too bad, they will anyways
    Its the code
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