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Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 9th 2009, 12:22 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By jvr20

Re: speaking to non christians here at work...

in Czech they spank at Easter. :eek:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 9th 2009, 8:36 am
Replies: 50
Views: 1,883
Posted By jvr20

Re: Lovely Police

more Red propaganda from that bastion of leftie hand-wringing unwashedness:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6060244.ece
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 8th 2009, 9:43 am
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By jvr20

Re: Damascus - must see places / tips / hotels?

walk through the old town (walled city) which houses the Christian quarter... the Ummayad mosque, which was initially a roman temple, then Jewish, then a church (the old Roman entrance to the city is...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 8th 2009, 9:18 am
Replies: 50
Views: 1,883
Posted By jvr20

Re: Lovely Police

not at all... law and order wise, i'm very Mail-y. :p

also don't forget DM readers are also generally in favour of individual freedom and against stasi-style policing (in the main - obviously they...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 8th 2009, 9:00 am
Replies: 50
Views: 1,883
Posted By jvr20

Re: Lovely Police

Inse, with your law background please could you tell me why that is at all relevant? Misguided perhaps to mouth off but it's almost as if you're implying that his behaviour to the police excuses the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 8th 2009, 8:49 am
Replies: 50
Views: 1,883
Posted By jvr20

Re: Lovely Police

I hope so spugsy... that policeman down for murder, and all his pals who didn't stop him, nor help the man he hit.

I wouldn't hold my breath though...

makes you think about that new law about...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 8th 2009, 8:47 am
Replies: 50
Views: 1,883
Posted By jvr20

Re: Lovely Police

bail hostel? not sure what that means... that he's an ex con?

Anyway, are 'unfriendliness to police' and 'having had a few jars' are on the statute book? In KSA maybe, but FFS in London?

it's...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Apr 8th 2009, 8:09 am
Replies: 50
Views: 1,883
Posted By jvr20

Re: Lovely Police

there's a video now:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2009/apr/07/video-g20-police-assault

no doubt the 'police are always right, or if wrong, it wasn't their fault, doing a great job among the...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 30th 2008, 4:01 am
Replies: 34
Eid
Views: 2,617
Posted By jvr20

Re: Eid

any chance the KSA committee spotted last night to give workers there a nice long weekend, given they have Thursdays and Fridays off...? In the same way many in UAE were wishing for...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 30th 2008, 3:55 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,492
Posted By jvr20

Re: Breaking News...House defeats bail out plan

and also wait for the change in election rhetoric from foreign affairs ("I've been to Kuwait and I can see the Ruskies from my house") to the economy ("McCain rescues deal/saves 10000 American...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 27th 2008, 6:02 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 4,834
Posted By jvr20

Re: Atlantis....

damn straight, Spugs... which is why I feel actually dirty for (a) reading the whole article :curse:, and (b) agreeing with every word :confused: :ohmy:

of course, it's possible that it was...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 27th 2008, 11:44 am
Replies: 13
Views: 674
Posted By jvr20

greener pastures

Right you lot, I'm also signing off from the Middle East this week.

All being well, I'll be back in soggy London on Wednesday.

It's been a mixed experience, certainly not the paradise some...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 18th 2008, 4:58 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 3,740
Posted By jvr20

Re: Alcohol - That old chestnut

been out here zackly 18 months... and not much longer, i've just had enough of the whole caboodle.

then again, there are many pigment enhanced folk out here, from both east and west, who enjoy a...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 18th 2008, 11:38 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,259
Posted By jvr20

Re: When is it best to turn the other cheek???

Oh i loved it up there. Biggest difference was on the roads - actually letting you in to lanes and not cutting you up just cos they can. And of course I miss the Bond-themed gents' loos in Espionage...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 18th 2008, 11:13 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,259
Posted By jvr20

Re: When is it best to turn the other cheek???

my experience of Aberdonians was hugely positive then... :thumbsup:
I was there for a year and thought they were incredibly nice - much more polite and less aggressive than Londoners!
Forum: Middle East
Sep 18th 2008, 11:11 am
Replies: 54
Views: 3,740
Posted By jvr20

Re: Alcohol - That old chestnut

do they recognise the pre-Islamic Arab religion/life/culture as such?
Forum: Middle East
Sep 18th 2008, 11:09 am
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By jvr20

Re: designer, wanting to move to dubai i nead advice please

You've missed my point - I hold back from pointing the finger about bad use of punctuation, spelling or the English language. I was merely pointing out that many people get things wrong, as I thought...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 18th 2008, 8:47 am
Replies: 15
Views: 896
Posted By jvr20

Re: designer, wanting to move to dubai i nead advice please

He's not exactly the worst offender though, is he?

At leas't h'es fairl'y frugal with hi's apostrophe's.
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 18th 2008, 8:44 am
Replies: 53
Views: 2,065
Posted By jvr20

Re: Lehman Brothers teeters on verge of collapse as Barclays pulls out

Savers, borrowers, homeowners, insurance (doesn't HBOS own insurance companies too), current accounts... I'm not that surprised. One person could have a current account with TSB, a credit card from...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 18th 2008, 5:35 am
Replies: 54
Views: 3,740
Posted By jvr20

Re: Alcohol - That old chestnut

On official business where it's a matter of beaureaucracy, we're the same as other white nationals of Western nations, e.g. getting a driving licence, visa issues etc.

In matters of day to day...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 17th 2008, 6:05 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 888
Posted By jvr20

Re: Middle East Reference Book

wikipedia :thumbup:

actually when I first arrived I was very keen on reading up the old British Arabist/Orientalist writing on the subject - Thiesiger, TE Lawrence etc, but rapidly lost interest...
Forum: Middle East
Sep 17th 2008, 5:55 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 3,740
Posted By jvr20

Re: Alcohol - That old chestnut

that's just what [a friend] did on the 2001 census form :eek: (remember, there was that email forward doing the rounds saying - incorrectly - that if a certain number of individuals - i think ten...
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 17th 2008, 2:33 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 2,065
Posted By jvr20

Re: Lehman Brothers teeters on verge of collapse as Barclays pulls out

that deserves the award for best use of smileys in a post...ever! :p
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 15th 2008, 6:50 am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,614
Posted By jvr20

Re: Saudi, what a nice bunch eh!

nah, the second one isn't reasonable, but you must have some sympathy for the sorcery one... imagine, TV free of the likes of Russell Grant... :thumbsup:
Forum: The Sand Pit
Sep 14th 2008, 6:48 am
Replies: 120
Views: 4,040
Posted By jvr20

Re: The "Get Rid of Insey Celebration" Sign Up

why not just wear the habit? :confused:
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