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3 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2012 - 12:50AM #1
BillThinks4Himself
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Here's an article about what's happening in Maldives, half of whose islands have resort developments which are so hot, tourists are paying up to $12,000/night.  However, because an Islamist group objects to the spas - which they consider hook-up spots for prostitution - the government has ordered all spas shut down.  Can you just hear the wind being sucked out of the sails of the Maldivan ecnomy - during the worst worldwide recession in half a century?

www.zimbabwemetro.com/32102/maldives-ban...
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3 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2012 - 10:00PM #2
farragut
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Screw them. Let them die. Perhaps a few folks will learn from it.

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3 years ago  ::  Jan 02, 2012 - 11:46PM #3
BillThinks4Himself
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As in places like Afghanistan, placating the demands of the dogmatic will impoverish a nation.

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2 years ago  ::  May 17, 2012 - 9:21PM #4
KARD9000
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The spas in this country are amazing.  Stupid move to allow any religious group to control them.


www.cnn.com/2012/01/04/world/asia/maldiv...



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