Real life is harmful

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 16:48 | Posted in internet, life | Leave a comment
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Related to a discussion about winter weather and road conditions, I searched up a post in this blog a few years back. Embedded in the post is a YouTube video about slippery road conditions in Seattle. The video shows cars bumping into each other as drivers in Seattle are not accustomed to snow and ice on the streets and accordingly have no idea of the appropriate usage of winter tires.

As I tried to watch the video I was encountered with this screen, much to my amazement:

Come on, YouTube! Consequences of human behaviour are often harmful and driving on an icy street without proper tires can certainly have harmful effects but I am buffed to learn that YouTube has a policy of banning coverage of real life situations as they may occur. They obviously have a lot of censoring to be done to turn 100 % of the content into harmless fairy tale with no connection to real life.

Oh, and while I am at it, how harmful is the activity depicted in this clip, so far unbanned and watched by more than 100.000 times? I am adding a screan capture just in case the clip gets removed.

Smoking in bed

Footage of Saudi Arabia

Thursday, September 27, 2007 at 1:47 | Posted in saudi arabia, video, youtube | 1 Comment
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Asharq Alawsat writes (via Chawed Rosin) that two members of Saudi Arabia’s religious police, officially known as “Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice”, were verbally assaulted and sprayed with pepper gas by two “inappropriately-dressed females” at a market place in the Eastern province Dr. Mohamed bin Marshood al-Marshood:

According to Dr. Al-Marshood, the two commission members approached the girls in order to “politely” advise and guide them regarding their inappropriate clothing.

Consequently, the two girls started verbally abusing the commission members, which then lead to one of the girls pepper-spraying them in the face as the other girl filmed the incident on her mobile phone, while continuing to hurl insults at them.

I was browsing in YouTube to find some adequate video footage but I was not very surprised that I found none of this incident. The girls would obviously either not have had a chance to post it or they were too scared to post it.

Instead I stumbled into an interesting trailer of a documentary: Saudi Arabia – under the veil

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