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Old May 21st, 2006, 12:51 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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On Sun, 21 May 2006 00:01:33 +0200, Mxsmanic
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The Reid writes:

Brainwashed by religious education. Don't know what it is about
Islam that makes it more effective than other religions but they
certainly make it stick.


The religion and the societies that embrace it are younger. They will
learn, in time.


There is no gurantee of that. We have seen no evidence to date.
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On Sun, 21 May 2006 00:53:14 -0700, dgs wrote:

Mxsmanic wrote:


Saudi Arabia is in a very precarious position, because once the oil
runs out, there will be nothing.


Good. Serves them right.


Why? What have they done wrong?
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Old May 21st, 2006, 12:53 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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On Sun, 21 May 2006 11:26:43 +0200, Martin wrote:

On 21 May 2006 01:53:42 -0700, "eetinBelgiŽ"
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Martin wrote:
On Sat, 20 May 2006 23:59:27 +0200, Mxsmanic
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eetinBelgiŽ writes:

where would America be without Saudi Arabia ?

Between Mexico and Canada.

Very good!!! :-)



and the Mexicans and Canadians would be building fences to keep them
out


It was Mixi's first 2006 joke be quiet and appreciate it.


What makes you sure it was a joke?
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On Sun, 21 May 2006 00:14:13 +0200, Mxsmanic
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Dave Frightens Me writes:

They have so much money that it's not really important.


They have less than they used to, and eventually they will run out.


What makes you think they have less money than they used to?
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Old May 21st, 2006, 12:57 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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On 20 May 2006 15:19:01 -0700, "eetinBelgiŽ"
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Dave Frightens Me wrote:
On 20 May 2006 13:49:18 -0700, "eetinBelgiŽ"
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Dave Smith wrote:
eetinBelgiŽ wrote:

Saudi Arabia hopes to attract a million visitors a year with the help
of a new tourism visa.

Eighteen approved tour operators in the kingdom have begun offering
visa services as part of a series of tourism initiatives announced last
week at the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. The Saudi government is
also to begin issuing permits for tour guides from next month.

I bet that people will be lining up to go to a country that has previously barred tourists and keeps foreign workers in housing
compounds partly for their own safety and partly to stop them from polluting Saudis with their infidel beliefs. I can't myself
wasting my time and money to go a land of sand, sun and Islamic extremists.

I wonder how many are Islamic extremists, and I wonder how many of them
resort to violence.
Do you have some figures ?


It was enough for me to see the story of a British man who went beyond
the compound, and was caught where a bomb went off. He wasn't hurt
badly by the bomb, but he was later 'questioned' to within an inch of
his life.

Yes, I mean that he was tortured to the point that he wont ever
recover.
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did you ever see 'Midnight Express' ?
did you ever go to Turkey ?


Yes, and yes.

Turkey is a great country to visit, and very friendly. They are more
than a little aware of how that film affected their reputation. Note
that laws concerning drugs are similar in Greece too.
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Old May 21st, 2006, 05:21 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Dave Frightens Me wrote:

On Sun, 21 May 2006 00:14:13 +0200, Mxsmanic
wrote:

Dave Frightens Me writes:

They have so much money that it's not really important.


They have less than they used to, and eventually they will run out.


What makes you think they have less money than they used to?
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Per capita income (for the ordinary people at least) is about a third of
what it was 30 - odd years ago...

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Old May 21st, 2006, 06:38 PM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Gregory Morrow wrote:
Dave Frightens Me wrote:

On Sun, 21 May 2006 00:14:13 +0200, Mxsmanic
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Dave Frightens Me writes:

They have so much money that it's not really important.

They have less than they used to, and eventually they will run out.


What makes you think they have less money than they used to?
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Per capita income (for the ordinary people at least) is about a third of
what it was 30 - odd years ago...

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http://www.ameinfo.com/86554.html

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Old May 22nd, 2006, 09:22 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Following up to Mxsmanic

Brainwashed by religious education. Don't know what it is about
Islam that makes it more effective than other religions but they
certainly make it stick.


The religion and the societies that embrace it are younger. They will
learn, in time.


that doesn't apply to those westerners who convert. Like my
shoebomber namesake.
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 09:22 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Following up to Gregory Morrow

Why is "global warming" necessarily a bad thing...???


I assume you don't live on low lying land?
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 10:02 AM posted to rec.travel.europe
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Mxsmanic wrote:
Dave Frightens Me writes:

They have so much money that it's not really important.


They have less than they used to, and eventually they will run out.
Unfortunately, it doesn't seem as though they have a contingency plan
for that eventuality. Perhaps they will return to a nomadic desert
life, but that will come as quite a shock to today's population, and
that lifestyle will not support the number of people who live there
now.


They will just don't renovate the work permit of the millions of
Palestines, Filipinos and Pakistanis working there.

J.

 




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