Saudi driving test.
My cousin passed his about 5 years ago, sounds about the same, think he may of had to turn the car as well, but that was pretty much it.
Reactionary hacktivists have brewed up a strain of Android malware targeted against the Alsharif campaign, which encourages Saudi Arabian women to defy their country's ban on female drivers. Women have long been effectively banned from driving in the Middle Eastern kingdom, thanks to local interpretations of Islamic customs …
"At the time your correspondent, then a young trainee telecoms engineer, spent five months on secondment to Bahrain in the late '80s, the Saudi driving test purportedly involved driving five metres forward and five metres in reverse – together with the payment of a modest bribe (baksheesh). It's unclear how far things have moved along in the 25+ years since."
It's now 100m forward, reverse into a parking bay and a bottle of Black Label.
No, even simpler, my Saudi driving license in the 80's was 'just issued' - no test needed, maybe a minor Prince was invoked? I therefore learned how to drive in Riyadh, Al Kharg, Abha's Jabel Feefa & illegal-ish border crossings into Yemen (as previous to the Saudi D/L I didn't even have one in the UK!)
I urge the ladies of Al mumlikatillarabiatillsaudia not to bother driving in KSA - it's too bloody dangerous even without the local jihadists/mutaween(المتطوعين) getting on your task!
One has to sympathise with Saudi men - having to deal with these uppity women who want to lead free independent lives instead of being thoughtless baby making machines. it must be such hard work beating up your wife every night.
Have the Saudi authorities considered a policy of mass lobotomisation for their women folk? That way women would be happy to sit around having babies and doing whatever they are told. There is, of course, no need to lobotomise the men-folk as it would make no difference what so ever.
Thank you to Psyx for the valuable input in highlighting the “shoot girls who go to school” policy of the Taliban. It is certainly a much cheaper alternative than mass lobotomisation and worthy of consideration by any misogynistic twats who don’t want their women to think. I can’t help thinking that there must be a less messy alternative.
I think it is a given that dick heads like the one singing in this video will only ever have a wife by virtue of an arranged marriage. Could I suggest that all idiots like these be married off to Rubber Dolls? Rubber dolls never want to drive and do not answer back in inappropriate manners to their men folk. Best of all, the genes of these hooligans will not be propagated to the next generation.
I'm actually writing a book now and thinking of the title. It kind of
has a bit to do with this issue. Thoughts of titles are:
Don't drink red bull
how I got out of mad
The illusion of choice
Why women shouldn't drive
Another title was "Imperfect beings", on how simple things like a cold
or a fever kills us… After being an engineer for a while (first a
computer engineer, then a coder, banker, then a biomedical engineer,
and now studying medicine 16 years later) I was fascinated by how
simple things cause almost avalanche chain reactions that eventually
kill us. Almost everything is like this and medicine. Heart attacks,
strokes, & pulmonary embolism, are just tiny clots, yet a simple
filter we wouldn't have those things… You would think we would have
evolved this over millennia and we haven't. What I found working with
one of the most advanced interventional radiologists in the country ,
Was that our most advanced techniques in live with fluoroscopy guided
interventional radiology, and minimally invasive surgery, will
basically using balloons and pipe wire, and in many ways less
technically advanced than the techniques used to fix cars.
When you read about things like coronary angioplasty, endovascular
aneurysm repair, percutaneous coronary intervention, they sound
scientific and technically challenging, but actually you're fishing
out a clot with a hook, pressing the button to release once basically
a slinky with a cloth around it, and it replaces an aneurysm, or
pressing a button to inflated balloon. All this is done with a piece
of plastic tubing with a kinked end, you twist to go left and right,
but they are called fancy names.
The technology is very simple. There's a lot more could be done, very
quickly, if more minds were put to this. I would say we are 50 years
behind where we could be today.
It's like the hot girl phenomenon, the nerds don't approach to the
hottest girl in the bar because they think someone better has already
Yes we have death panels in the uk. We deem a maximum fiscal value an
assign it to a persons life for one year. The Republican death panels
were anti-Obama care were not making that up. Then actually happens. I
know many would-be numbers panels for local primary care trusts. But,
there are no preexisting conditions, not one prson without completely
free access to doctors, GPs and specialists. Everyon has that baseline
care. If you're can afford it the upper limit doesn't apply to you.
You can pay for private care, as 97% of GPs do.
Quite a lot of medicine we can solve if only we had the tools. We do
quite a lot with the crudest of tools. Just Google autoimmune
conditions, from psoriasis to SLE, to autoimmune anything, hepatitis,
multiple sclerosis etc, our body starts attacking itself. It's like we have an imperfect fail safe
system that starts deleting critical data when there is a virus,
leading to system shut down. Many of the drugs we give actually
REDUCE our immune system rather than support it!
How is this perfect? Not irreducible complexity, intelligent design
perhaps. Yet, giraffes have 7 cervical vertebrae, as do humans. At
months of gestation it's almost impossible to tell the difference
between a baby fish and a baby human boy (or girl). That's as much
proof of evolution as it is of intelligent design, a common creator.
BUT if we were designed so intelligently why can we save someone's
life by giving them poison (cancer), using a fishhook (pci, used in
all heart attacks), using a bit of cloth (EVAR with interventional
IF we were made by an all good, all knowing creator there is only one
explanation for the design flaws within our bodies and systems. We
must assume they were design flaws, hence our creator was not perfect.
Or 2, the flaws were there to punish, teach us a lesson, in which case
not all good.
Why does god bless some and not others? Why have we (colonisers)
benefitted so much from slavery and genocide? for our evils surely we
should have been condemned?
But we are still of the richest nations, built on the broken backs of
slaves, as Rome and Athens are incredibly beautiful, again on the
backs of pillaging and slavery. Why is it that in one of the richest
nations, 30% of children are uninsured, because of a broken system
where a weeks hospital stay costs the same as a house? And yet this
broken system is the reason we have progress in the world, because
they are the only people that can afford to buy new developments. I
know this from working in academic biomedical engineering Oxford,
while the NHS would go for the lowest bidder, the private market in
the States meant that they would go for the best. We didn't even
bother marketing new technology in the UK, it was pointless as there
was no market for it. Without Americans buying it, it would not exist.
There's a kid I study with who grew up on a houseboat, she didn't have
electricity, and the careers adviser in her school didn't know what
subjects of grades were needed for medicine. She got into medicine and
was the first in her school to do so for a generation. There are many
schools were not one child goes to Oxbridge or medicine. Yet, if you
tax dodge, scam around edges and send your kid to the Westminster
School you have a 50% chance of getting to Oxbridge. The system is
designed so that those that push the limits of social morality and
acceptability get ahead.
I was born in London, but grew up in an Islamic dictatorship, in
Dubai. I came to England and found myself restricted my freedoms
curtailed. There were 11 PM closing times back in 98, yet in Dubai you
could drink all night. However, to buy a car from an off license you
needed a license!
my point about women driving was that perhaps we have to consider it
more carefully? I think it's appalling that women can't drive in saudi
but the point is the are restricting women's freedom from the
stability of society. I thought this was nonsense, yet as I've grown
older I wonder if this is a fallacy?
Why is it, that with sexual freedom has come the end of family? Post
sexual revolution divorce rates skyrocketed. Why is it that women are
twice as likely (66 vs 33%) to initiate divorce, and 90%, i.e. nine
times more likely in college educated couples.
The rates of cheating, even the men are often blamed, are equal, in
fact, women are slightly more likely to cheat than men.
Women are more likely to benefit from a divorce, much more likely to
have the children, and also more likely to reap financial benefit from
a divorce. I'm not suggesting a system where we go back to Victorian times when
women are not equal, because in many cases I'm sure they deserve it,
but rather a more equal system of marriage with higher penalties for
Women are dumb, perhaps not as dumb as men but they are just as easily
manipulated into bed. By the age of 27 I'd hooked up with about 10,
perhaps average. Being a computer nerd I wasn't good at getting laid.
I started looking to psychology when I was single, and played and
exaggerated caricature of a sociopath, occasionally even head-butting
people for arguing with me in bars. Within 36 months I hit triple
digits. It became so routine was boring. I'm 5"9 and stocky. I'm not
good looking. I had no idea what these women so angry, but often and
walk up to them and say hi. That was my line. If any male friends
tried to interrupt me I would look at said friend, hold gaze for an
uncomfortably long couple of seconds, and say can't you see I'm having
a conversation? occasionally I had to wait my hand and tell them to
jog on. Rarely it came to blows. But I remembered every night, and
have a few broken ribs a fractured clavicle, and a lot of stories left
from those days.
The problem is really that 50% of college educated women don't have
children now in london. That leaves a lot of men without options.
We are losing 50% of our gene pool, 50% of our brightest and smartest,
while breeding idiots ..l in fact it's devolution.
Why is it that in every war we have advanced technologically beyond
what was capable before? Is this our natural state? Does our
aggressiveness (and laziness) make us smarter? Dishwashers, freezers
micowaves, cars elevators, phones, US inventions popularised in US.
Why is it that if I act like an agressive sociopath I'm more likely to
get laid? They've demonstrated the same behaviour and preferences in
chimps, but surely a bunch of female oxford medics & phd students
would have evolved from chimps? Apparently not, despite why they may
say. With alcohol, and lowered inhibitions, few oxford phd girls care
how many papers you've published, but if youre on the rowing team, or
can knock a guy out with one punch you're hot shit.
Come the morning, thier preferences may have changed. But alcohol
brings out the "real, unfiltered" you. Why are we like this? Why do
most women end relationships when they force men into them in the
first place? Why is it than in an Islamic dictatorship like Saudi or
Afghanistan, families are more stable? Why does china, do better than
a western democracy? Freedom, choice, that we have isn't always good.
We have chosen to be retards, just look at people voting against
obamacare when they are the people who would benefit from it.
I want to set up something, a "masculinism" movement perhaps, to bring
equality into marriage, and reduce fuel taxes.
Fucking hell that was a rant. I think I need to write a book, obviously Id proofread it :-)
This is of course a pretty crass assumption that the hottest girl can't also be the most intelligent, looks have nothing to do with intelligence at all, so they are spread equally between good looking and ugly people. Of course, finding yourself an intelligent girl who is also the hottest in a bar, may be above your skill... ;)
I don't think the original comment made that assumption, it just stated if there is a choice he'd prefer the person with brains over all looks.
Have you got any evidence to back up your statement that there is no correlation between looks and intelligance on average and that they are spread equally?
The probability of a person being considered 'hot' doesn't just depend on their natural beauty, but also their skills in artificially improving their 'hotness' which probably increases if they spend more time trying to achieve that look - eg. spending lots of time looking at fashion magazines, practicing in the mirror, elaborate skin care routines etc. I've not got the evidence but I'd have a suspicion more intelligent women would have other interests to occupy themselves and also would realize looks aren't everything so spend less time on perfecting their 'hotness' look (but perhaps their intelligence means they can spend less time as they are more efficient at it?).
Similarly many learning disabilities are often strongly associated with particular physical characteristics so we know genetically there can be links between physical characteristics and how the brain processes information.
I've no idea if either of these end up affecting the distributions of intelligence between 'hot' and 'less hot' people, just that we can't actually assume that they are spread equally.
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