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2012-10-22 Arabia
Saudi authorities fire scientist who discovered SARS-like virus
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Posted by phil_b 2012-10-22 02:38|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6463 views ]  Top

#1 Well, of course they're angry. Those Wacky Sauds(TM) make some serious coin off the hajjis every year, and anything that will cut into it is NOT a good thing.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2012-10-22 05:50||   2012-10-22 05:50|| Front Page Top

#2 I think the Great Hajj has become a money loser for the Saudis. The visitors don't bring much money to spend and the profit margin on transportation is minimal.

If you treat the infrastructure as a sunk cost, you might come out with a small net positive for the Hajj.

The great Hajj issue for the soddys is prestige.
Posted by lord garth 2012-10-22 09:30||   2012-10-22 09:30|| Front Page Top

#3 Everybody circling around the Big RockĀ™ all packed in reminds me of a giant beaker with a magnetic stirrer. A living Petri Dish.
Posted by Alaska Paul 2012-10-22 19:51||   2012-10-22 19:51|| Front Page Top

#4 A living Petri Dish.

LOL
Posted by phil_b 2012-10-22 22:00||   2012-10-22 22:00|| Front Page Top

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