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Today's Times article on people leaving Dubai

Old Feb 5th 2009, 12:47 pm
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At last - a journo that cuts through the 'Dubai's streets are paved with gold' hype...........

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle5663618.ece
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mentions "bouncing a check".. in The Times ffs
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Old Feb 5th 2009, 1:13 pm
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very good and to the point.
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If they are silly enough to leave the keys in the ignition, it looks like somebody will be having a field day. May start my own car rental business.
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This supplementary article appeared alongside the first one...........

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle5663602.ece
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I wonder if the Times will be sued now...the UAE passed a law making this sort of reporting illegal recently?

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Dubai is getting a bloody gang rape
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Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
At last - a journo that cuts through the 'Dubai's streets are paved with gold' hype...........

http://business.timesonline.co.uk/to...cle5663618.ece

I wonder if our 'Handsome' on the Loan Skips thread knows Sonia the Reporter
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Liz and Phil have canceled their trip to the UAE now, bit of a loss of face for all concerned.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/lif...cle5679715.ece
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I wonder if our 'Handsome' on the Loan Skips thread knows Sonia the Reporter
oooh, you're a suspicious one... !
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I wonder if the Times will be sued now...the UAE passed a law making this sort of reporting illegal recently?

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i'd be curious to see how that one pans out. the UAE versus The Times with the jurisdiction being in the UAE, it'd be funny to watch the call for "volunteers" to represent the Times. ("right, who wants to go the UAE to represent us against a charge of insulting the government? any takers? no? no one? c'mon, it's hot and sunny down there?")
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i'd be curious to see how that one pans out. the UAE versus The Times with the jurisdiction being in the UAE, it'd be funny to watch the call for "volunteers" to represent the Times. ("right, who wants to go the UAE to represent us against a charge of insulting the government? any takers? no? no one? c'mon, it's hot and sunny down there?")
hehe - it does bring up the whole issue of policing media via the internet... a hiding to nothing. Woof woof.
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Originally Posted by still.unsure View Post
i'd be curious to see how that one pans out. the UAE versus The Times with the jurisdiction being in the UAE, it'd be funny to watch the call for "volunteers" to represent the Times. ("right, who wants to go the UAE to represent us against a charge of insulting the government? any takers? no? no one? c'mon, it's hot and sunny down there?")
i wonder if they printed that article in the local print of the Times?
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hehe - it does bring up the whole issue of policing media via the internet... a hiding to nothing. Woof woof.
here's one from a while back in oz, can't find the outcome...

http://www.freedomforum.org/template...cumentID=17349

(warning: gross over-simplification ahead...) basically the chap asserted that Dow Jones & Co defamed him over the internet...

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Not sure if this one has been posted yet, but it is one of the worst I've seen so far:

http://www.dailyexpress.co.uk/posts/view/83804

"About 20,000 British schoolchildren at private schools are expected to return to the UK because their parents have been made redundant."

Was/is Nakheel tower really going to cost £12billion?

I'd love to see the sources for these reporters.
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