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    Anyone ever heard of the "Caesar Mob"?

    I don't think it's a large squad of highly trained centurions running around the mosque splattering grasshoppers. Has anyone ever heard of this?

    MAKKAH — Specialized teams from the Makkah Municipality visited the Grand Mosque to find out the reasons behind the sudden appearance of large swarms of black grasshoppers and other insects in the holy precincts.

    They took samples of the insects to study them and determine the causes behind their sudden appearance.

    The specialists were also to determine where they insects had come from so as to quickly annihilate them and prevent their recurrence in the coming period.

    Fahd Al-Malki, the official of the Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques who is in charge of the management and cleaning of the carpets of the Grand Mosque, said the insects were greatly annihilated before the Friday prayer.

    “The insects did not cause any harm to any worshippers,” he said.

    Malki said they did not know a definite source or a certain place where the insects could be wiped out completely.

    “They come suddenly to the Grand Mosque between the Isha prayer and the sunrise,” he said, adding that the fight against them in the past few days had greatly decreased their number and their presence in the plazas and the mataf area.

    “We are all working together to end the presence of the black grasshoppers inside the Grand Mosque for the welfare of the worshippers, the pilgrims and visitors,” he said.

    The presidency had adopted an integrated plan to combat insects and prevent their presence in the Grand Mosque, especially on Fridays.

    The presidency has a new piece of equipment named “Caesar Mob” to prevent the spreading of the insects inside the Grand Mosque. It attracts the insects to one spot where they will be sprayed with insecticides.

    The presidency said it has about 100 pieces of the equipment, which are being used 24 hours a day through three shifts.

    The external and internal plazas in addition to the mataf area are cleaned every day at 7:30 a.m. before the carpets are spread. This is also done at the niche of the imam and the dais, which are cleaned and perfumed on a regular basis.



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    A table full of Ceasar salad, I reckon.

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    Hopefully the worshipers at the mosque will get a lungful of insecticide as well.

    Grasshoppers are God's creatures as well?

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    i didn't see any swarms of insects.....saw four guys riding around on horses though

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    They took samples of the insects to study them and determine the causes behind their sudden appearance.
    It is written.

    Exodus 10:12

    God has hardened his heart against the stinky sand-niggers.

    Maybe this will precipitate a holy war with the Jain's who cherish locusts like they were human beings.

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    Where's Moses in this?

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    If they had just imported a plane load of issanites all the grasshoppers would be toast

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    It could just be a mistranslation. Some of these Algerian and Moroccan labourers have a thick accent.

    "How did you get rid of these crickets?".

    "See... ze mop".

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    It could just be a mistranslation. Some of these Algerian and Moroccan labourers have a thick accent.

    "How did you get rid of these crickets?".

    "See... ze mop".
    That's what I was thinking, trying to work out if it was an aural transliteration. Couldn't get anything other than "mop".
    There are mozzie traps that use CO2, which is possibly close to "ceasar", but they wouldn't work with grasshoppers.

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    ^The crickets from Cuba...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    That's what I was thinking, trying to work out if it was an aural transliteration. Couldn't get anything other than "mop".
    There are mozzie traps that use CO2, which is possibly close to "ceasar", but they wouldn't work with grasshoppers.
    I've looked through nine news reports in Arabic about it and nothing I've read so far mentions any special equipment. Specialised teams but no special equipment - only "spraying or disinfecting the fountains and sewage inspection rooms and the toilets surrounding the areas of the Sacred Mosque."

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    "See.... ze mop".

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    They also used this thing. Anyone know what it's called in English?



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    And something on the guy on the left's back.


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    Imagine an existence without the hidden vitality of the insect world.

    We'd be all fucked.

    Nothing special about our species - as in: what the fuck is wrong with us?

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    Perhaps there's just some mistake with the spelling and "caesar mob" should be spelt "sieze-her mob" ... and the mob is a group of men who are normally employed to capture runaway wives, mothers, daughters and sisters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    I've looked through nine news reports in Arabic about it
    Geez, you're keen.
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    They also used this thing. Anyone know what it's called in English?
    Similar to the fumigators they use here for mozziecide. The ones here are run by a small petrol engine like a weed whacker. Pull start and very noisy at 4 am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maanaam View Post
    Geez, you're keen.
    Similar to the fumigators they use here for mozziecide. The ones here are run by a small petrol engine like a weed whacker. Pull start and very noisy at 4 am.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fogger

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Imagine an existence without the hidden vitality of the insect world.

    We'd be all fucked.

    Nothing special about our species - as in: what the fuck is wrong with us?
    That's not that same as a pest outbreak you stupid boy.

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    double post
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    The fifth Trumpet: The Locusts from the Bottomless Pit

    9 Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the [a]bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And [b]they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
    7 The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. 10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is [c]Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name [d]Apollyon.
    12 One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.

    Take heed you worshippers of false Gods! (E.G.Muzzies)The lord is coming to smite thee!!!


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    ^ What a Revelation!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    The fifth Trumpet: The Locusts from the Bottomless Pit

    9 Then the fifth angel sounded: And I saw a star fallen from heaven to the earth. To him was given the key to the [a]bottomless pit. 2 And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. 3 Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. 4 They were commanded not to harm the grass of the earth, or any green thing, or any tree, but only those men who do not have the seal of God on their foreheads. 5 And [b]they were not given authority to kill them, but to torment them for five months. Their torment was like the torment of a scorpion when it strikes a man. 6 In those days men will seek death and will not find it; they will desire to die, and death will flee from them.
    7 The shape of the locusts was like horses prepared for battle. On their heads were crowns of something like gold, and their faces were like the faces of men. 8 They had hair like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth. 9 And they had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the sound of chariots with many horses running into battle. 10 They had tails like scorpions, and there were stings in their tails. Their power was to hurt men five months. 11 And they had as king over them the angel of the bottomless pit, whose name in Hebrew is [c]Abaddon, but in Greek he has the name [d]Apollyon.
    12 One woe is past. Behold, still two more woes are coming after these things.

    Take heed you worshippers of false Gods! (E.G.Muzzies)The lord is coming to smite thee!!!

    And just where does one get this 'seal of god' on the forehead pray tell. I might be needing one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Cow View Post
    Take heed you worshippers of false Gods! (E.G.Muzzies, Christians, Jews, Zoroastrians, Hindus et al)
    FTFY. YW. (You're Welcome, not YahWeh )

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