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Old 17th May 2009, 14:02
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it really is a bit naive of people to expect that it will have the same laws and regulations in place as some of the oldest developed nations in the world
These countries here had competent (many times greedy) advisors after their independences from more advanced countries, but failed to change their mentalities. They have the money to make things happen in a much, much shorter time than other countries with longer spells of human decent rights. And they change at their pace. Look at the western stuff imported from the older countries? Museums, top fashion design, F1 races, live concerts, 7* hotels, leisure parks, you name, all good stuff. Ladies of leisure are not an expensive commodity here and they are not being a western trademark lately in this region. Again pure exploitation.
The problem here is their (convenient) failing to change mentalities, and this helps their cause for continued exploitation without being checked, at least not for now.
Very little has been done no matter what these guys here say (and claim) about the little fortunes they pay to the exploited, because their earnings (or none at all) in their own countries are worse.
This is all over the place no matter what a country claims to be (not guilty).
Shame! Shame! Shame!
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Old 17th May 2009, 15:38
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okey, WhatsaLizad?,

then let's go back only 44 years, when in Virginia, US, there was the last law still in stand forbidding marriages between afro-americans and whites. they abolished it in that year.
it was in 1965. i repeat, not "once upon a time", just 44 years ago. in the United States of America, against their Constitution of 1776, saying "every human being is equal." and 100 years after the Civil War of 1865.
the US had to have 100 years to abolish the last discriminating law.

but, indeed, shame and shame all of those who exploit, rape or ban other humans and their rights, whether in Dubai or Paris or anywhere in the Globe.
i think a normal one doesn't question that.
the problem is the direction and the lack of perspective concerning these "human right watch" -articles.
it is like "finally, we found something really wrong about UAE, yippie yeeeeah!"
and oh no, i'm not saying that everything is okey there, if somebody reads carefully.

and changing mentality (about these issues) doesn't come fast, it's not like changing someone's opinion to drink Coke instead of Pepsi. silly example, but i think picturesque.
but yes, they have to work on it! i just think that we can't expect sudden and fast changes, it just doesn't work like this.
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Old 21st May 2010, 13:09
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Just another day on SZR.

Speechless? Nah, it happens all the time.
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Old 21st May 2010, 17:38
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4hp I thought there was gonna be a "happy ending" to that movie - with some smoking wreckage as the brothers did us all a huge favour and removed themselves from the gene pool - albeit very much the shallow end of the gene pool. Why do you torment us???
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Old 21st May 2010, 19:24
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I love the fact that these d!cks have their Hazard lights flashing away whilst showboating on SZR. Like that would make them invincible
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Old 22nd May 2010, 06:46
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And I just had a fine "appear" on the RTA website for lane discipline!! No ticket or explanation...just an anonymous addition, yet I see these clowns do this stuff on the road everyday without any fear of the authorities or respect for the other road users - they might go to police jail if they pull over the wrong person.

Don't get me wrong I still enjoy living here however these things certainly make me think WTF???
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Old 22nd May 2010, 07:03
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Had the same, know exactly when it happened as I saw the gentleman take my no down, I made the mistake of indicating when I moved lanes and crossed slowly when someone let me in.. must remember to cross quicker without indicators next time
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