Sometimes the topics in my blog are so deep that I need to read them over and over in order to quite understand them. Today I was going through a previous post of mine when I was struck by one of the ads on the side of my blog.
There it was, hanging between two very good causes. It was between “how to teach kids responsibility” and “Autism Grants”…
The ad was trying to sell what it seems to be a new product in town. Free Moroccan girls… yes you heard it right. IT’S FREE. This special promotion is valid through the holiday season until end of December. Hurry up. Looking for a special gift for your hubby this Christmas, well look now more! Everyone can use a FREE Moroccan girl. And if you don’t think you’ll use it, well get it anyways. IT’S FREE! You can always keep it in the attic for next year!
On another note, I would like to share with you couple of photos showing how the streets of Great Dubai look on a fairly windy day. Excuse the quality of photos, they were taken from my mobile camera…
I can’t understand why parents complain so much about their children navigating through the internet by themselves and worrying that they might be checking websites with adult contents (classy terminology for porn).
I mean porn sites have very strict rules for minors under 18 which are very hard to break.
Before entering an adult website, you are always asked whether you are under or over 18 years old. If you are over 18, than naturally you will click on the continue button, and you will be directed to the only place where world peace exist, a world where everyone loves everyone, and like to show it, and where people are extremely, or better to say way too friendly.
But here comes the trick… if you are under 18, then you will have to click on the button that states so, so you will be directed to… well, I’m not sure where you will be directed. No one is sure. I don’t think anyone dared to click on that button. Who knows, it might direct you to lala land, or you might win the jackpot after clicking it. I think this will remain a mystery…
Fortunately, here in the UAE (I’m sure other countries have done the same, but I will allow myself to talk about UAE since I live here), they have found some more drastic means to control the access of the minors to certain websites. That will be by simply blocking these websites. The only drawback about this is that the government apparently consider all the citizens to be still minors and too delicate to have the responsibility to choose which sites to access and which sites not to. And I’m not talking here about porn (it’s not like I tried or something), I’m talking about Flickr, Skype and so many other examples.
I just wish one day Arab regimes will start treating their people as adults, and give them a little bit of freedom with responsibility, I think then, only then they can hope to become a developed nation!