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Re: Kiting ban in Saudi Arabia

Postby kiterocky » Fri Apr 21, 2017 5:35 pm

skideeppow wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 4:44 pm
You dont let Jews into your country, and you behead people, i think not allowing you to kite is the least of your issues.
:D :D

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They arrest and kill gays ..woman infedel...ecc ecc..really a great country .. :D

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Re: Kiting ban in Saudi Arabia

Postby windmaker » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:18 pm

Toby wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:56 pm
This is rather about normal kites, not kitesurfing kites.

But even then, it's no problem they say.

So, why?
Do you actually believe there is a rational explanation ? Have you never heard of extremism and fanatics? As others said, kitesurfing should be the least of their problems...

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Re: Kiting ban in Saudi Arabia

Postby edt » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:39 pm

everyone should be allowed to kitesurf no matter where you are from or who you are. Maybe if Hitler had kitesurfed he wouldn't have been so angry.

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Re: Kiting ban in Saudi Arabia

Postby palmbeacher » Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:57 pm

edt wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 6:39 pm
everyone should be allowed to kitesurf no matter where you are from or who you are. Maybe if Hitler had kitesurfed he wouldn't have been so angry.
Agree. Alternatively, if Trump kitesurfed he would definitely have a better appreciation for nature, and he would not deny man-made climate change, try to abolish the EPA, etc.

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Re: Kiting ban in Saudi Arabia

Postby Tone » Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:06 pm

I have been to KSA.

While I agree it's a very tough country for many, I respect their choice to run the country as they do. I don't agree but it is their country.

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Re: Kiting ban in Saudi Arabia

Postby Peert » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:00 pm

Tone wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:06 pm
I have been to KSA.

While I agree it's a very tough country for many, I respect their choice to run the country as they do. I don't agree but it is their country.
"Their" ....
being the old grey muslim fanatic men who are in power?

Even if your "their" would be the majority... You respect their choice to make it that very tough country for many?

IMHO an insane statement.

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Re: Kiting ban in Saudi Arabia

Postby jeromeL » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:50 pm

There are liberal countries with a lot of bans on kite surfing for random reasons as well.

Last time I went to France to a surf spot the local mayor was screwing with some of the surfer's spot by trying to make it harder to access spot by car, adding illegal signs forbidding parking.

Zapatta Flying air has just been forbidden all over France, jail time if he doesn't comply:
http://www.theverge.com/2017/3/15/14906 ... nky-zapata

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Re: Kiting ban in Saudi Arabia

Postby Tone » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:31 pm

Peert wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:00 pm
Tone wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:06 pm
I have been to KSA.

While I agree it's a very tough country for many, I respect their choice to run the country as they do. I don't agree but it is their country.
"Their" ....
being the old grey muslim fanatic men who are in power?

Even if your "their" would be the majority... You respect their choice to make it that very tough country for many?

IMHO an insane statement.
I respect (begrudgingly) the way they run their country. Would I live there? no.

Respect has a few meanings. Do I admire them? no... do I understand that's how they have run their country for quite some time? yes.

It is one of the oddest places I have ever been and given the choice, I wouldn't go back but I respect the choice for the government to run it like they do. Doesn't mean I agree with it.

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Re: Kiting ban in Saudi Arabia

Postby knotwindy » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:21 pm

So you don't really respect it. You just think they have a god given right to run their country any way they want as long as they can stay in power by keeping everyone else down. Sounds horrible to me but what do I know.

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Re: Kiting ban in Saudi Arabia

Postby Tone » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:34 pm

knotwindy wrote:
Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:21 pm
So you don't really respect it. You just think they have a god given right to run their country any way they want as long as they can stay in power by keeping everyone else down. Sounds horrible to me but what do I know.
I don't agree how the states is run but I accept it's their choice.


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