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    Re: Dubai kissing couple face jail as appeal fails

    Quote Originally Posted by Orion View Post
    The rules in Dubai are pretty clear cut. I mean, men and women can't even be together at the beach unless they're married. Making out in public is just taboo. It's also pretty taboo in East Asia as well, and India.

    Know the rules of the country you live in, and live by them or go home. It's really that simple.
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    Doesn't mean that we cannot criticize the laws as backwards laws.
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    Re: Dubai kissing couple face jail as appeal fails

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    I actually find it funny he blames President Obama for the U.S. still being allied with UAE when the U.S. has been their ally since the 1970s. So that means blame also goes to Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton, Bush Jr., and Obama.
    I find it funny and totally predictable; hence, why I have councilman on "ignore." I refuse to read horsepoop when it's the same ol', same ol' all the time. *yawn*

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    Re: Dubai kissing couple face jail as appeal fails

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I find it funny and totally predictable; hence, why I have councilman on "ignore." I refuse to read horsepoop when it's the same ol', same ol' all the time. *yawn*
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    Re: Dubai kissing couple face jail as appeal fails

    Quote Originally Posted by aps View Post
    I find it funny and totally predictable; hence, why I have councilman on "ignore." I refuse to read horsepoop when it's the same ol', same ol' all the time. *yawn*
    See I won't put anyone on ignore because I feel for a good debate you should read what everyone says. But when people start saying things like this they lose credibility and better have damn good sources to back up their claims. Regardless this isn't the topic of the thread.

    While I think the law is stupid, the husband should have known the laws since he was living in the country. Therefore I don't really feel bad for them, but still think the law is stupid. Sort of high schoolish when you really think about it. No public PDA.

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    Re: Dubai kissing couple face jail as appeal fails

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    If we had a leader willing to do the right thing w could tell the Arab world to kiss off, and we would actually drill for oil where we know it is to be found in our own Nation and just off shore. Th PHONY Obama and the PHONY environmentally ill won't allow us to be independent of the Cult.
    We can perhaps eventually tell the Arab world to kiss off, if we develop alternative fuels and alternatives to our unhealthy reliance on petroleum. However, the U.S. lacks adequate fuel reserves to supply our country indefinitely, no matter where we drill.

    It would be lovely if you actually researched your points.

    For the record, by expanding drilling to within 125 miles of the gulf coast region, Obama has already significantly expanded the U.S.'s potential oil reserves, as that area has the greatest abundance of oil within U.S. boundaries for drilling, either onshore or offshore.

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    Re: Dubai kissing couple face jail as appeal fails

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    See I won't put anyone on ignore because I feel for a good debate you should read what everyone says. But when people start saying things like this they lose credibility and better have damn good sources to back up their claims. Regardless this isn't the topic of the thread.
    I am happy to read opinions from all people, except those who spout nonsense. I don't care to waste my time reading utter nonsense. I put people on ignore who consistently post total BS.

    While I think the law is stupid, the husband should have known the laws since he was living in the country. Therefore I don't really feel bad for them, but still think the law is stupid. Sort of high schoolish when you really think about it. No public PDA.
    I'm with you. I have no sympathy for these people.

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    Re: Dubai kissing couple face jail as appeal fails

    I really consider it a non-issue. One of the bigger problems America has is that it attempts to export its morality to other nations - whether they want it or not. Yeah, I think it's blown out of proportion, but I wouldn't listen to anyone coming to America and trying to change the laws of the land and I won't expect another country to go against their own because "America disagrees".

    People need to know what's acceptable and what's not in their own land. Nobody is forcing them to stay there.

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    Re: Dubai kissing couple face jail as appeal fails

    Dubai is actually not that oppressive of a place, considering it is the middle east. I've been there. In fact, a group of friends and I played paint ball against an Arab family while we were there. Now it's more oppressive then places like Bahrain, but still it could be worse.

    Plus, like others have said, the couple should have known the laws, since the guy lived there. Besides, I kinda wonder if the couple was just innocently kissing or if they were groping each other, because I know that there were some couples that kissed in the bar that we all went to. They have hookers in Dubai too. There was a whole section of them at the TGI Thursday's where my friends and I ate dinner. And one of the stories that some of our guys told the rest of the division involved a whore house and a stinky prostitute.

    And, as others have pointed out, the UAE has been an "ally" for decades. We pulled into the country twice during my first WestPac, the second time was about 2 months after the Cole was hit. It was the only Middle Eastern country that we got to go to during that Pac.
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