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Old Nov 22nd 2008, 1:10 pm
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......... says the Daily Telegraph.......

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/global/ma...1/21/dubai.xml

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Christians can build their own churches and worship freely, alcohol is available, women can dress how they wish and do any job, foreigners can own freehold property, prostitution is tolerated and, while homosexuality is not, ‘Brokeback Mountain' is available to rent in Blockbuster.
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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
......... says the Daily Telegraph.......

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/global/ma...1/21/dubai.xml

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Christians can build their own churches and worship freely, alcohol is available, women can dress how they wish and do any job, foreigners can own freehold property, prostitution is tolerated and, while homosexuality is not, ‘Brokeback Mountain' is available to rent in Blockbuster.
I wish reporters would research a bit more before they put pen to paper
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I thought it was a fairly fair assessment really apart from checking under your car - that's what WE do!!

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Default Re: It's not all fireworks and Kylie.........

Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
I wish reporters would research a bit more before they put pen to paper
It seems a perfectly accurate summary to me without raising the spectres of construction and traffic chaos.
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Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
I wish reporters would research a bit more before they put pen to paper
I wish they would use a dictionary and a thesaurus..

Daily Telegraph? I've seen better in the Sunday Sport

Not that I've ever read the Sunday Sport mind you (there is nothing to read, its just 'pictures')
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The Telegraph has become very tabloid in recent years - that last comment about renting it from Blockbuster............ well, really............

A respected journo approached me recently about contributing a 'what's Dubai really like?' piece......... I reckon I could do a lot better than this puerile crap.
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The Telegraph has become very tabloid in recent years - that last comment about renting it from Blockbuster............ well, really............

A respected journo approached me recently about contributing a 'what's Dubai really like?' piece......... I reckon I could do a lot better than this puerile crap.
That 'article' was one of the most pointless things i've ever read.
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I wish reporters would research a bit more before they put pen to paper
What??? Which statement in that paragraph is false???
Apart from there is no Blockbster in Dubai...
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What??? Which statement in that paragraph is false???
Apart from there is no Blockbster in Dubai...
And before anyone jumps on my sweet ass, no, as usual, I did not open the link to read the article; I never do...
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And before anyone jumps on my sweet ass, no, as usual, I did not open the link to read the article; I never do...
Yep youve learnt that lesson from getting viruses after clicking on porn links..
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Yep youve learnt that lesson from getting viruses after clicking on porn links..
Not at all...I always have a condoom on...
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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
......... says the Daily Telegraph.......

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/global/ma...1/21/dubai.xml

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Christians can build their own churches and worship freely, alcohol is available, women can dress how they wish and do any job, foreigners can own freehold property, prostitution is tolerated and, while homosexuality is not, ‘Brokeback Mountain' is available to rent in Blockbuster.
There are no established rental chains here, certainly not Blockbuster. And Brokeback Mountain is certainly still banned. I'm not convinced Mr John Arlidge has ever been to Dubai...
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There is a lot of truth in the article, not 100% accurate but a lot of truth there
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And Brokeback Mountain is certainly still banned.
Ah...Brokeback Mountain...'tis the only movie I've seen where the good guys get it in the end !
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Ah...Brokeback Mountain...'tis the only movie I've seen where the good guys get it in the end !
And they were called "Heath" and "Jake"........

........ typical gay names..........
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