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Old May 19th, 2006, 06:05 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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In article .com,
"Gregory Morrow" wrote:

Or you could visit Mecca during the Haj and watch the crowds stampede
themselves to death!


Infidels aren't allowed to witness the Haj. Especially those snarking
on someone else's religion.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 06:15 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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In article ,
Tom Peel wrote:

Isn't it interesting that the countries with the largest oil reserves
are the ones that are planning for a future without oil, while the rest
of the world blunders onwards as if there were tomorrow.


That's the thing, we can disdain the Saudi's plans for the future but
what kind of lifestyle will we have without cheap oil?

Certainly intercontinental travel might become something that only the
wealthy can afford.

Again.

If expensive energy and global warming reshape the topology of the
wealthy nations, how many members of the populations of those countries
will be able to continue our energy-intensive pursuits?
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Old May 19th, 2006, 08:02 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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wrote:

David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn and
prestwich tesco 24h offy wrote:
Gregory Morrow wrote:

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Or you could visit Mecca during the Haj and watch the crowds stampede
themselves to death!


Strange as it may seem, millions of over hairy sweaty men crushed
together under the sun isn't exactly my idea of a good time either!


Really? I thought faggots enjoyed that sort of thing?


That's why I wrote it may seem strange.

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Old May 19th, 2006, 08:10 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn and
prestwich tesco 24h offy wrote:
wrote:

David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn and
prestwich tesco 24h offy wrote:
Gregory Morrow wrote:

[]
Or you could visit Mecca during the Haj and watch the crowds stampede
themselves to death!

Strange as it may seem, millions of over hairy sweaty men crushed
together under the sun isn't exactly my idea of a good time either!


Really? I thought faggots enjoyed that sort of thing?


That's why I wrote it may seem strange.


That's a relief - I was concerned that my ideas about shirt-lifters
might be just ignorant bigotry.

Mr B;

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Old May 19th, 2006, 08:14 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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wrote:

David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn and
prestwich tesco 24h offy wrote:
wrote:

David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the duchy of besses o' th' barn and
prestwich tesco 24h offy wrote:
Gregory Morrow wrote:

[]
Or you could visit Mecca during the Haj and watch the crowds stampede
themselves to death!

Strange as it may seem, millions of over hairy sweaty men crushed
together under the sun isn't exactly my idea of a good time either!

Really? I thought faggots enjoyed that sort of thing?


That's why I wrote it may seem strange.


That's a relief - I was concerned that my ideas about shirt-lifters
might be just ignorant bigotry.


You can have whatever ideas you want, but my comments about the haj
aren't about bigotry. If you want to name other similar events (I can
think of at least one, and it's nothing to do with muslims) I'll make
similar comments about them too.

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Old May 19th, 2006, 08:57 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Following up to Des Small

are like rude bits; everyone has them,


no one has them, but most have prudery.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 08:57 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Following up to Dave Frightens Me

I think we have ascertained that you're English!


the absurdity of your anti English attitudes knows no bounds,
that's at least twice this week you have attached some old
******** that's in your head to the English. You are becoming a
bore.

Actually, my own stereotype was that its the US thats prudish
about nudity? I find no shortage on Brits on naturist beaches of
Europe and British womens boobs are to be seem on other beaches
and in the lower order newspapers. Although we seem stricter than
Spain and Italy on using sex in ads.

BTW, we dont wear bowler hats to work and it isnt foggy all the
time.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 08:57 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Following up to Dave Frightens Me

NZ was top of my list of places I wanted to go but wont get round
to, but talking to locals I'm not sure its not just too dull.
now Chile is top of that list, followed by Baffin Island.


NZ is fantastic if you like outdoors stuff.


I do, but not exclusively. I used to think I needed to whiz off
to far away places to climb different hills, but I've come to
realise that to some extent a hill is a hill and the UK ones are
generally day walk affairs, which suits us, and we are not likely
to run out of new ones. If I'm going to sit on a cramped plane
for hours I want interesting culture too.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 08:57 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Following up to David Horne, _the_ chancellor of the duchy of
besses o' th' barn and prestwich tesco 24h offy

But hey, aren't you just so _impressed_ that the Saudis are looking to a
future after oil by doing all this?


I wonder if they are working on solar powered planes and air con,
they will need to?

If oil becomes a product you grow in fields in the future, it
might be fresh water that will be the new gold. The Saudis are
probably stuffed, either way.
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Old May 19th, 2006, 08:57 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Following up to Dave Frightens Me

Is it that bad? I've never considered going there, all I know is
crap weather and strict rules.


Imagine a big, big shopping mall.

Admittedly, food there is excellent,


I can get good food elsewhere.

but the authorities seem so
intent on people not doing anything apart from working and spending
money, that other places nearby are much more appealing.


sounds horrible, work and shopping do not appeal

Johor Bahru next door is an interesting contrast!


Never heard of it but that's not unusual for me and the east.
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