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    Re: Saudi Arabia says no to women Olympians

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Erm, what European sense? Euro monarchs (where they exist) currently have very little power. Euro monarchs of the dark ages would have needed the consensus you outlined here.
    I was speaking of old monarchies..

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    Re: Saudi Arabia says no to women Olympians

    Quote Originally Posted by Enola View Post
    They should not be banned from the olympics because their ways do not coincide with ours. The olympics are for sports, not politics.
    It's not really politics when athletic ability is being measured across varied standards on a global scale. Don't meet those standards, don't apply to the Olympics.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia says no to women Olympians

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    and drive a car.
    I told you that they will be driving as soon as the highway plazas are completed.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia says no to women Olympians

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    I was speaking of old monarchies..
    As I said, the Euro monarchists of the dark ages were bound by the same limitations of family, clergy and tradesmen. That shows how backward the Sauds are.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia says no to women Olympians

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    As I said, the Euro monarchists of the dark ages were bound by the same limitations of family, clergy and tradesmen. That shows how backward the Sauds are.
    Oh they aren't backwards at all.. Sitting in the room talking with the Sudeiri Seven you are in the presence of 500 years of experience in good governance, careful planning and cautious reform.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia says no to women Olympians

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Oh they aren't backwards at all.. Sitting in the room talking with the Sudeiri Seven you are in the presence of 500 years of experience in good governance, careful planning and cautious reform.

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    Yeh, those ancient monarchists seemed pretty learned and refined in comparison to their "99%" too. Built some pretty sweet crap too, I mean look at those pyramids in Egypt for instance, evidence of a just society.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia says no to women Olympians

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben K. View Post
    Yeh, those ancient monarchists seemed pretty learned and refined in comparison to their "99%" too. Built some pretty sweet crap too, I mean look at those pyramids in Egypt for instance, evidence of a just society.
    Most people know very little about Saudi Arabia, but there are thousands of Americans who have lived and worked there for 7 decades who love it..

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    Re: Saudi Arabia says no to women Olympians

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    Most people know very little about Saudi Arabia, but there are thousands of Americans who have lived and worked there for 7 decades who love it..
    Which means what exactly? You have cash and you can live well in any authoritarian dystopia.

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    Re: Saudi Arabia says no to women Olympians

    Sounds like something the Republican party would say. I wonder how many women have a real voice on the Saudi Arabia Olympic Committee?

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    Re: Saudi Arabia says no to women Olympians

    Quote Originally Posted by sharon View Post
    That's an odd remark..

    I am frankly against imposing US values and culture on others against their will.
    Do you agree with their decission to keep women out of the Olympics? btw the IOC international olympics comittee is not an entity of the the United States. It is an International organization which includes members from around the world including members of the Saudi royal family. They had said just a few months ago that they would allow Saudi women to participate in the games in London this year. They have chosen not to. They should not be allowed to participate until they are ready to allow women. Even Iran allowed women to participate in the 2008 games in Beijing. The Hermit Kingdom of North Korea, one of the most isolated countries in the world allowed women to participate. Their women won gold in weightlifting and gymnastics.
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