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scot47



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:34 pm    Post subject: Must Have in KSA ! Reply with quote

http://www.williamswarn.com/The-WilliamsWarn
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Wilsonthefarmer



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Location: Riding my black horse

PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

scot, how do you bring this machine to the Magic Kingdom?
If the Saudi custom officer asks you about the machine in the airport, what do you say to him? Laughing

I have heard that in the Magic Kingdom if caught brewing alcohol in your house, the punishment is up to 550 lashes (which could kill you! Laughing ) in the Chop-Chop square, plus deportation in the first available flight to Glasgow!
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scot47



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not in the Magic Kingdom. I am in the Land of the Soon-to-be-free !
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McBrainiac



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:29 am    Post subject: You've gotta be kidding me? Reply with quote

You do not bring something like this into the KSA, period, because it is not worth the risk! Just MHO, LOL!
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intrepid traveler



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it odd that a friend of Bill W would be endorsing such a product! Yes, it is indeed a very small world.
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Even Bill W. had a sense of humour, often lacking in TEFLers !

How do you suppose the numerous bootleggers in KSA got their hands on their stills ? You think they just go down the Souk or the Hardware Store and pick one up ?
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear scot47,

I recall seeing a "home-made" one - VERY impressive, with copper tubing and all the bells and whistles - at a Saudi's home.

Don't know, though, whether he made it or had it made there.

Regards,
John

P.S. The output was most excellent Very Happy
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scot47



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My life has never been the same since I learned that Elliot Ness, my childhood hero in the TV series "The Untouchables", was an alcoholic !

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intrepid traveler



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
Even Bill W. had a sense of humour, often lacking in TEFLers!


Alright then, I find it amusing! I also find it amusing that the venerable Doctor was a philandering adulterer even after he sobered up and even though he was the author of the unwritten 13th Step.
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veiledsentiments



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

intrepid traveler wrote:
I also find it amusing that the venerable Doctor was a philandering adulterer

You say that as if it is something unusual or uncommon... seems a rather ordinary character flaw to me... booze or no booze...

VS
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scot47



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some people just replace one addiction with another. I do Daves ESL Cafe. Some go in for adultery. I have never seen the attraction myself !
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2buckets



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's easy enough to make decent beer or wine with not much more than a 5 gallon water container, some yeast, sugar and a plastic tube.
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johnslat



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For "wine," don't forget the bottled grape drink, available at any supermarket Smile

Regards,
John
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2buckets



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 05, 2013 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, of course, Rauch from Austria was the preferred. I also used raisins, currents, rice, and other fruit juices. At one time I had a few hundred liters accumulated, and one bedroom with gro-lamps dedicated to horticultural pursuits.

Beer makers used "near beer" as a base and turned out a good product.

At one of the compounds in Jeddah there was an industrial sized siddiqie operation that turned out hundreds of liters of high quality product on a weekly basis. Millions of dollars were made, murder occurred in turf battles over distribution with competitors. This was in the 1980s.
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intrepid traveler



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 5:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where I work, several teachers were immediately deported when it was discovered they were making hooch in their university-provided accommodations.
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