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    Curtain twitching "Netizens" - it's not just Thailand

    I had to laugh.

    It's like they've learned their trade reading the comments section on Daily Mail posts.

    As for the stopping in the middle of the road, if the idiot that filmed her filmed everyone who did that it would be a full time job.




    Saudi Woman Fined For Driving Without License


    Authorities in Saudi Arabia have fined an old woman for driving without a license in a small town in the northern part of the kingdom. The owner of the pickup that she was driving had to sign a formal pledge not to allow anyone who did not have a valid driving license to drive his vehicle, the traffic directorate said on Wednesday.

    The case came to the attention of the police after a driver filmed the senior citizen as she stopped the pickup in the middle of the road, most likely to wait for a shop keeper to hand her groceries.

    The driver who was right behind the pickup said the woman blocked the road and, after waiting for some time, he urged her to move her car to the right so traffic could proceed.

    The clip went viral on social media and most Saudis sympathized with the woman, saying that although she should not have parked her car in the middle of the road, she
    deserved to be applauded for going to town to do her shopping instead of relying on others. “I am more than willing to pay the fine imposed on this old lady,” one user posted. “She is like a mother to all of us. She deserves to be supported and we should all keep her in our prayers. Life becomes much sweeter when we respect elders.”

    Another user said the fine should be scrapped. “Maybe she does not have enough money to pay for the fine,” he said. “She is obviously going about her business and she did not bother anyone. Other people should be patient if she did not park properly.”


    However, some users said that the law should be applied fully regardless of the age of the driver. “She broke the law by driving without a license and she again broke the law by blocking the road. There should be no complacency and she should pay for the

    violations.”

    Others blamed the driver who filmed her, saying that he had no right to use his mobile

    and take picture or a video without the woman’s permission. “It was so shameful of him and he should be punished for doing it,” they said.

    Women will be allowed to drive in Saudi Arabia from June 24.

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    Oooh, and he kept that quiet, didn't he?

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Meets With US House Of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan

    Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan at Al-Yamamah
    Palace in Riyadh on Wednesday, Saudi state-run news agency SPA reported. During the meeting, the two discussed Saudi-US relations, as well as bilateral cooperation between the two countries as well as other issues.

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