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Must feel nice issuing warnings knowing that you will never get banned for your trolling. Others get banned for lot less. Now stop spending all your time on the forum.
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He's been banned before -- guess by whom?

No-one is "above the law".
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Old 13.05.2011, 19:05
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No-one is "above the law".
really? must have been way before I joined EF.

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Re: Saudi Law Against Driving -for femal only

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What has any of this nonsense about France to do with Saudi Arabia forbidding women from driving?
A bit more than an obsucure newspaper obsucring.
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Old 14.05.2011, 05:23
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A bit more than an obsucure newspaper obsucring.
a bit back to topic, and more to the point, is to mention that King Abdullah bin AbdelAziz and his advisors consider to lift the ban against female driving. Cars driven by women will have windows with glass allowing them to look out on all sides, but not be seen from outside

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a bit back to topic, and more to the point, is to mention that King Abdullah bin AbdelAziz and his advisors consider to lift the ban against female driving. Cars driven by women will have windows with glass allowing them to look out on all sides, but not be seen from outside
I wonder if they will wear the Niqab - it must obscure lateral vision?
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Old 14.05.2011, 14:04
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a bit back to topic, and more to the point, is to mention that King Abdullah bin AbdelAziz and his advisors consider to lift the ban against female driving. Cars driven by women will have windows with glass allowing them to look out on all sides, but not be seen from outside
The King is 88 and not very healthy - One wonders how much he can consider.
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I bet they have a lot less accident and cars taking several hours to parallel park though.
More motorists get lost though because nobody stops to ask for directions...
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I wonder if they will wear the Niqab - it must obscure lateral vision?
ever been in a restaurant where you can look out but people outside think it is not even glass ?! I will never forget the moment, many decades ago, when we, a group of folks between 17 and 28, were sitting INside, and a woman from a travel-bus who thought this to be a "silent" place, did her urgent business right outside our window. The quality of the window must have been excellent as otherwise she would have heard our laughters
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Old 15.05.2011, 12:41
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The King is 88 and not very healthy - One wonders how much he can consider.
This is the problem of the whole top-shot group in the KSA. The problem is that the "job" goes from brother to brother and not to the oldest son. He is a younger brother of King Sa'ud bin Abdel-Aziz ("Ibn Sa'ud" was Abdel-Aziz bin Abdurrahman ..... al-Sa'ud) and King Faisal (etc). His YOUNGER ! brother, Emir Sultan, is just two years younger.

Your question who really pulls the strings in Riyadh may be justified but is difficult to answer.
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This is the problem of the whole top-shot group in the KSA. The problem is that the "job" goes from brother to brother and not to the oldest son. He is a younger brother of King Sa'ud bin Abdel-Aziz ("Ibn Sa'ud" was Abdel-Aziz bin Abdurrahman ..... al-Sa'ud) and King Faisal (etc). His YOUNGER ! brother, Emir Sultan, is just two years younger.

Your question who really pulls the strings in Riyadh may be justified but is difficult to answer.
The founder of Saudi Arabia had a ton of kids, but eventually all his sons are going to die. Has there been established rules about who will become king from the third generation? With the House of Windsor, the eldest children of the eldest children are groomed for succession while the descendants of younger children eventually become lesser and lesser nobles. But in SA, they've passed the buck from brother to brother for so long that the guy who normally SHOULD be the equivalent of William of Wales is as about as qualifed to lead the country as I am to be President of the United States.

And when he finally takes the throne, William V is still just a symbol of the nation. His subjects vote on who is actually in charge. That's not the case in Saudi Arabia. I smell big trouble coming in a couple of years.
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And when he finally takes the throne, William V is still just a symbol of the nation.
If he chooses to call himself that.

Agree with you on all the rest, though.
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Re: Saudi Law Against Driving - for females only

a brave female resident of the Kingdom is challenging this driving nonsense, it will be interesting to see how she gets on
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a brave female resident of the Kingdom is challenging this driving nonsense, it will be interesting to see how she gets on
Good luck to her. Before we know it Women may be even allowed to leave their house unaccompanied.
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Good luck to her. Before we know it Women may be even allowed to leave their house unaccompanied.
Doubt it - but I hope so all the same!
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I wonder if they will wear the Niqab - it must obscure lateral vision?
In view of the regional drinving style, THIS is hardly an argument
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a brave female resident of the Kingdom is challenging this driving nonsense, it will be interesting to see how she gets on
Strange that she says there's no law against women driving in Saudi but that it's the society that forbids it. So contrary to the original story posted it sounds like she couldn't be arrested for breaking any law. Good luck to her.
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The founder of Saudi Arabia had a ton of kids, but eventually all his sons are going to die. Has there been established rules about who will become king from the third generation? With the House of Windsor, the eldest children of the eldest children are groomed for succession while the descendants of younger children eventually become lesser and lesser nobles. But in SA, they've passed the buck from brother to brother for so long that the guy who normally SHOULD be the equivalent of William of Wales is as about as qualifed to lead the country as I am to be President of the United States.

And when he finally takes the throne, William V is still just a symbol of the nation. His subjects vote on who is actually in charge. That's not the case in Saudi Arabia. I smell big trouble coming in a couple of years.
The traditional Arab method of monarchy is that the rulership passes along the brothers down to the youngest, and then to the oldest of the next generation. So that if King Abdullah bin Abdel-Aziz dies, next one in line will be Sultan bin Abdel-Aziz who is only two years younger. Meaning that the KSA increasingly is a dementiacracy
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Re: Saudi Law Against Driving - for females only

The Traditional Arab method of Monarchy is to get a kindgom from a Western power, then abuse it & very likely lose it.
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