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    Saudi Government implements tracking system for women.

    Well it's a little deceptive to say it's "for women".

    More accurately, it's a system designed to allow male guardians to know whenever a woman moves across a border to prevent them from leaving the country without a man present.

    Oh Saudi Arabia. Once you run out of oil you're so fucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laize View Post
    Oh Saudi Arabia. Once you run out of oil you're so fucked.
    So is Norway. The mass exodus of poverty is coming to others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Collegeguy View Post
    So is Norway. The mass exodus of poverty is coming to others.
    exodus of poverty? how could losing oil make people less poor? if anything it would ruin both saudi arabi and norway, not decrease poverty

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    Quote Originally Posted by undercovergnome View Post
    exodus of poverty? how could losing oil make people less poor? if anything it would ruin both saudi arabi and norway, not decrease poverty
    Hmm, I guess that could sound odd. Perhaps mass exodus from poverty.

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    Can we go to the future and find some way of making electrolysis to get hydrogen efficient yet so we don't need to deal with this oil bullshit?

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    I should be surprised but...

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    I've heard about it, it is really fucked up. Basically what they system does is that when a female dependent cross the border (even with a male consent which is compulsory anyway), the male guardian will be notified by Saudi border agency using SMS that his dependent went to X country from X border/airport.

    P.S. The "new law" was out since couple of weeks now but hasn't been enforced until recently to the best of my knowledge.


    EDIT: Just you know most Saudis dislike these laws but the government keep pushing for them which is kind of stupid, from the article
    "The move by the Saudi authorities was swiftly condemned on social network Twitter — a rare bubble of freedom for millions in the kingdom — with critics mocking the decision."
    Last edited by N-7; 2012-11-23 at 05:44 AM.

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    So, is this being done under the guise of protecting women? That seems to be the de facto defense for the rest of the oppressive shit they do when somebody brings up how horribly misogynistic they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N-7 View Post
    I've heard about it, it is really fucked up. Basically what they system does is that when a female dependent cross the border (even with a male consent which is compulsory anyway), the male guardian will be notified by Saudi border agency using SMS that his dependent went to X country from X border/airport.

    P.S. The "new law" was out since couple of weeks now but hasn't been enforced until recently to the best of my knowledge.


    EDIT: Just you know most Saudis dislike these laws but the government keep pushing for them which is kind of stupid, from the article
    "The move by the Saudi authorities was swiftly condemned on social network Twitter — a rare bubble of freedom for millions in the kingdom — with critics mocking the decision."
    So where's the protesting? Where's the public anger? Complaining on twitter doesn't mean anything.

    There are so many apologists for the crazy shit that goes on in the Muslim world, but very few people who actually do anything about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Collegeguy View Post
    So is Norway. The mass exodus of poverty is coming to others.
    No, Norway isn't. It's oil fund is capable of sustaining the entire nation, by itself, for approximately a century at the moment. And let's not forget that Norway's oil isn't even half dried up yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    So where's the protesting? Where's the public anger? Complaining on twitter doesn't mean anything.

    There are so many apologists for the crazy shit that goes on in the Muslim world, but very few people who actually do anything about it.
    Last time a protest was staged in Saudi, the west turned a blind eye and most of the protesters were jailed and some of them were even killed during the protests/torture.

    EDIT: media not covering protests in Saudi Arabia due to its relation with the west doesn't mean that it doesn't exist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011%E2...abian_protests

    Some of these protests lasted months until the government decided to roll in fucking tanks and military personal in cities.

    EDIT2: And that is only in 2011-2012. There are many other undocumented protests in the past but Saudi government ties and military superiority ensures that these do not really matter.
    Last edited by N-7; 2012-11-23 at 06:25 AM.

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    Rich Saudis doing whatever they want because they can and no one meaningful on the entire planet is going to mess with them (Saddam Hussein was the last one to try, but then Desert Strom happened when he was setting up to do so and that didn't go too well for Saddam).
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    Muslims. Ignore them, or make war with them. No other way to understand them.. Pity, yet who cares

    Infracted.
    Last edited by Wikiy; 2012-11-23 at 03:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N-7 View Post
    Last time a protest was staged in Saudi, the west turned a blind eye and most of the protesters were jailed and some of them were even killed during the protests/torture.

    EDIT: media not covering protests in Saudi Arabia due to its relation with the west doesn't mean that it doesn't exist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011%E2...abian_protests

    Some of these protests lasted months until the government decided to roll in fucking tanks and military personal in cities.

    EDIT2: And that is only in 2011-2012. There are many other undocumented protests in the past but Saudi government ties and military superiority ensures that these do not really matter.
    Well, then that's a good start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BreathTaker View Post
    Muslims. Ignore them, or make war with them. No other way to understand them.. Pity, yet who cares
    Do we judge all religions by their extremes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Istaril View Post
    No, Norway isn't. It's oil fund is capable of sustaining the entire nation, by itself, for approximately a century at the moment. And let's not forget that Norway's oil isn't even half dried up yet.
    What will those people be doing during that century? I'm sure the more diverse economies will be far too ahead of them to just catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grokan View Post
    Do we judge all religions by their extremes?
    Well frankly ignoring seems a good option when reading crap like this http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20451208

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    @Collegeguy How you can compare Saudi with Norway is beyond me.

    First of all, instead of wasting the money, Norway invests/saves it. Second, Norway has more "feet" to stand on, sea-fisheries and competative engineer companies on oil/off shore technology in particular.

    That said, Norway spends too much, especially on welfare/humanitarian stuff atm., with a recession some of that will have to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Laize View Post
    Oh Saudi Arabia. Once you run out of oil you're so fucked.
    But until that happens the US will support everything the Saudi Royal family does.

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