By One percent
Well not quite breakfast but an unrelated males sitting with a woman whilst eating breakfast is.
An Egyptian man in Saudi Arabia has been arrested after a video of him having breakfast with a woman went viral on Twitter.
In the video, a man with an Egyptian dialect eats breakfast beside a womanwearing a full face veil, who many assumed to be Saudi.
This is in contravention of the law in Saudi Arabia, where in workplaces or eateries like McDonald's and Starbucks, families and single men have to sit in different areas.
Women must sit separately from single men in these places.
They are not allowed to exercise most activities without being accompanied by their male guardians, usually a father or husband, but possibly a brother or a son.
dear God, Saudi Arabia should be shunned by every other country until the drag themselves out of the 15th century.
Oh, and the article didn’t explain how she managed to eat breakfast with a full face veil. Poor reporting from the So-Called BBC there
By One percent
Given the clips we have seen in the media concerning the lack of driving skills by some sections on the ‘community ‘ I’m not convinced that this is a good move. Anyhow
al-Sonosi’s new red Range Rover has been sitting in her driveway for two months, its engine only started for brief, furtive trips around the block. Just after midnight on Saturday, both Sonosi and her car will no longer have to hide.
A goal she had aspired to for most of her life – to drive herself wherever she pleased – will become a reality for Sonosi, as well as for a selected minority ofother women in Saudi Arabia, who for the first time will legally be able to take to the roads.
sounds good until we get to the bit in the article where it explains restrictions are still in place
Sonosi is one of 30 women in Jeddah, the kingdom’s second city, to have been granted a licence. Many thousands more have applied. Those allowed to drive have been carefully selected. The politics of women driving, and who gets to claim credit for it, has become increasingly loaded.
i suppose its ok as long as they don’t want to bring their medieval and misogynistic views over here. Oh wait....
By Frank Hovis
I know that sand is a limited resource and that dredging it from the sand banks in the Bristol Channel has been controlled for at least fifty years; though it was news that peopel were now stealing it from rivers:
The real kicker for me is however the closing line:
Current population is 7.6bn so that's adding 25%.
As everyone is well aware oil is neccessary for intensive agriculture; and it's not getting more efficient - quite the reverse:
So now we turn to oil reserves. These are "proven" reserves which it is worth extracting at the moment. If the price goes up more will become worth extracting but it will take more energy to do so; hence the returns diminish.
DIviding proven reserves by currnet levels of pumping gives 64 years of reserves for the top 17 countries but within that you have a wide variability and there are six under 25 years; including the US and Russia. Fracking will of course extend this further. However within that 64 years is dubious data; I have posted before about how Saudi is fabricating its reserves and probably has less than twenty years pumping left whereas this is claiming 81 and they, with Russia and the US, are the big three producers.
Summary of Proven Reserve Data as of 2012 — Country Reserves
109 bbl Reserves
109 m3 Production
103 bbl/d Production
103 m3/d Reserve/ Production Ratio1
years 1 Venezuela 296.50 47.140 2.1 330 387 2 Saudi Arabia 265.40 42.195 8.9 1,410 81 3 Canada 175.00 27.823 2.7 430 178 4 Iran 151.20 24.039 4.1 650 101 5 Iraq 143.10 22.751 3.4 540 163 6 Kuwait 101.50 16.137 2.3 370 121 7 United Arab Emirates 97.80 15.549 2.4 380 156 8 Russia 80.00 12.719 10.0 1,590 22 9 Libya 47.00 7.472 1.7 270 76 10 Nigeria 37.00 5.883 2.5 400 41 11 Kazakhstan 30.00 4.770 1.5 240 55 12 Qatar 25.41 4.040 1.1 170 63 13 China 25.40 4.038 4.1 650 15 14 United States 25.00 3.975 7.0 1,110 10 15 Angola 13.50 2.146 1.9 300 19 16 Algeria 13.42 2.134 1.7 270 22 17 Brazil 13.20 2.099 2.1 330 17 Total of top seventeen reserves 1,540.43 244.909 59.5 9,460 64 Notes: 1 Reserve to Production ratio (in years), calculated as reserves / annual production. (from above)
Now quarter that Saudi reserve figure down to a level that will last a more likely twenty years and you're taking 200 billion barrels off the bottom line, taking that 64 down to 56 years.
Then look again at that projected population increase of 25% and what has happened in China with regards to increased consumption and car use. That 56 begins to look like 40 years and well before that 40 years is reached the price of oil will start attracting scarcity value; $200 oil, what about $500 or $1,000? Petrol at £50 a gallon.
The world's biggest source of near-free energy will be turning off the taps in (some of our) lifetimes; gas and coal will fill some of the gap for a few decades but then that's it; party over and with it the party food.
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