Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A pervert Saudi Cleric

Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid Describes the Virgins of Paradise and States: In Paradise, One Has the Strength of 100 Men in Eating, Drinking, and Sex.

Enjoy this insane idiot.

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Turkish logic (1)


Everybody who read this blog for the last couple of years knows that I have two favorite groups here in Turkey: the always helpful police and the taxi drivers… But the police are a group which has to mention separately. Especially: the foreign police. In their nice and every year modernizing office (in Turkish: Yabancı Şubesi) in the İstanbul Emniyet (Police Headquarters) of Fatih they do what they can do. And I really love the guys and girls there! Each and every foreign alien in Turkey have to deal with them, and they know how to deal with us, the yabanıcs of Turkey…
If you want to stay in Turkey, you have two options: you buy each 3 months a visa and leave and enter the country each three months or you buy your residency…which of course needs some paperwork. For example: being married to a Turkish national gives you the right to apply for a residency. And it depends from which country you are from how much you have to pay. People from the Netherlands pay 5 times more than people from Italy…and Finish…they don’t pay a dime…
A tourism visa can go endless: you disappear for 1 day to neighboring countries and you come back fresh to pay the 10 € entrée (for Dutch) and 15 USD for an American. And you can stay 3 months.
But if you don’t travel that much you buy a residency. And that’s for a Dutch 480 € a year…that makes 40 € a month, right?! The other day a (Dutch) friend of mine went to these Police Headquarters in Fatih to extend his residency with one year…from 07.07.09 until 07.07.10…that makes one year, is 480 € or 40 € a month. Simple? No, not for our police friends…they counted this time differently. They told my friend: ‘an average month is 30 days, so 12 months is 360 days, so you want to extend your residency with 365 days, that makes 12 months and 5 days, so you have to pay 13 x 40 € = 520 €…compris?!’ Okay, my friend was debating their logic for half an hour but in the end he paid 13 months for a one year residency. And he travels a lot, de facto at least once a month. So why going through all this? A residency gives you ability to apply for a work permit which will most of the time be rejected…
I love Turkish logic! Tomorrow more…

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