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Re: More Small Issues
« Reply #1100 on: November 14, 2016, 11:54:33 AM »

Did you notice anything of the protests lately?

A little, yea, especially the day or two after the fish monger incident. It happened the same day as a major pop star being arrested for aggravated sexual assault in Paris, so that was literally all the news until Trump. A coworker who speaks Darija (dialect Arabic) was ranting about the radio shows playing the accused rapist's music and taking calls from fans professing their love and saying "he could do that to me any day!" ... Plus insisting that because his accuser spent the night clubbing with him, she obviously wanted it.
That event was more heavily covered in the English-language media here than the incident with the police crushing the fish-seller.  I did see some protests and the police were decidedly more visible for a few days (some were wearing the auxiliary forces uniform, whuch is a different color), but overall it ended up getting passed off as a few bad cops. Everyone knows the cops are corrupt, but violence is relatively uncommon (they carry assault rifles - if they wanted to get violent, it would get bad, fast). (Instead, certain dissenters get quietly arrested for crimes that are rarely prosecuted, then released after a couple months, and usually stop saying whatever it was they were saying, or move outside the country to say it). (In case you're wondering, yes, I think that's pretty f**ked up). The king ordered an investigation, the minister of the interior personally apologized to the man's family, and the man's brother issued a video statement saying that it was a travesty but not grounds for serious revolt. I didn't personally catch word of "wonder how much they paid him to say that" muttering, but the auxiliary police disappeared and we've gone back to protests about work hours and school consolidation.
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Re: More Small Issues
« Reply #1101 on: January 13, 2017, 10:20:00 AM »

What is it about a little snow on the road that makes everyone forget how to drive a car.
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Re: More Small Issues
« Reply #1102 on: January 16, 2017, 05:43:14 AM »

It's white. And distracting. Ad makes tires slick
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Re: More Small Issues
« Reply #1103 on: January 20, 2017, 10:08:47 PM »

That from the woman who lives in North Dakota, for cryin' out loud.

I've been realizing why it feels so cold here. There is no heating. Also, Moroccans sincerely believe in catching a cold from the cold weather, and I've been sick a lot with all the new germs, so my boyfriend keeps piling clothes on me. It's sweet. "Here, put this on... and this ... and this .... You dried off ALL THE WAY after your shower, right?" Silly, but sweet.
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Re: More Small Issues
« Reply #1104 on: June 06, 2017, 10:10:38 PM »

I can get a 20 MB/sec download at the office. needless to say i took my laptop and some torrents with me
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Re: More Small Issues
« Reply #1105 on: July 18, 2017, 09:59:34 AM »

Wish i could enjoy videogames like i used to.
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Re: More Small Issues
« Reply #1106 on: July 21, 2017, 09:48:46 AM »

My xbox is an ornament. Haven't got any other devices since I got rid of my laptop, either. Bad times.
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