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Reports: Scorpions drummer jailed in Dubai
MyFoxNY ^ | Updated: Apr 29, 2014 3:28 PM EST | Unknown

Posted on 04/29/2014 4:57:48 PM PDT by maddog55

Edited on 04/29/2014 5:11:40 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]


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Can't blame the guy but probably not the best decision.
1 posted on 04/29/2014 4:57:48 PM PDT by maddog55
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To: maddog55

I can only think of one good reason to go to such a place as Dubai.


2 posted on 04/29/2014 5:03:58 PM PDT by soycd
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To: soycd

3 posted on 04/29/2014 5:05:35 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: maddog55

Simpson’s Nelson saying ha ha.


4 posted on 04/29/2014 5:06:14 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: maddog55

I thought the Scorpions retired and quit touring?


5 posted on 04/29/2014 5:09:43 PM PDT by miele man
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To: miele man

Maybe he went there to play golf.


6 posted on 04/29/2014 5:10:53 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: maddog55
I've been to Dubai a couple of times.Both my visits were completely uneventful....uneventful in terms of police contact that is.Before my first trip I did a little research to learn the do’s and dont’s there....and I followed them.It's far more “liberal” than most parts of the Arab world but it's not *just* like the US or Europe.It's tougher to get yourself beheaded there but not impossible.
7 posted on 04/29/2014 5:20:02 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: BenLurkin

I can just hear the crew of that B-2 (I think it’s a B-2.) listening to “Rock You Like A Hurricane” during the mission!


8 posted on 04/29/2014 5:25:04 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: maddog55
James Kottak was convicted of insulting Islam, raising his middle finger and being under the influence of alcohol while in transit at Dubai airport.

Well, I believe it.

9 posted on 04/29/2014 5:25:21 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: maddog55
"Wind of Change" was a power-ballad by the Scorpions that sold nearly 15 million copies in the 1991 period. That was a sizable hit.

I remember 1991. Seems like so long ago. But I remember it. Not that many people had computers and only the wealthy had cellphones - which were as big and heavy as bricks. I had totally different clothes back then. Even the underwear I wore is no longer in service today. In fact, I don't have much material possession at all from 1991. Maybe a few dusty books, CDs and a couple photo albums of pictures I never look at anymore.

Does anybody else remember 1991 and the song "Wind Of Change"?

10 posted on 04/29/2014 5:27:36 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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Scorpions: Winds of Change

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4RjJKxsamQ

75 million hits


11 posted on 04/29/2014 5:34:00 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: BenLurkin

Time to ROCK THEM LIKE A HURRICANE!


12 posted on 04/29/2014 5:36:14 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: SamAdams76

One of the Best Ballads of many by the Scorps!


13 posted on 04/29/2014 5:37:00 PM PDT by crazydad (Obamamohamed is a traitor)
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To: maddog55

He got off lucky and with his head. Acting out in a country that worships a queer old pedophile and makes its women wear head bags is not a brilliant idea.


14 posted on 04/29/2014 5:39:15 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Watching MSM news readers pimping His Arrogance is like watching a dog eat its own vomit!)
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To: SamAdams76

I remember. Great song about the fall of the Berlin Wall. I play it whenever I get nostalgic for the 80s, which is quite often these days.


15 posted on 04/29/2014 5:39:37 PM PDT by RPTMS (I know you're a nincompoop, and I strongly suspect you of being a scalawag!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
It's far more “liberal” than most parts of the Arab world but it's not *just* like the US or Europe.

I'm in the Navy and Dubai is one of my favorite ports. I just love the place.

The rules are pretty simple though. You can get as drunk as you want to within the confines of the many hotel bars. They're cool with that. The Filipino expats will treat you right. And if you want to bang some hookers, they're cool with that too.

Just keep it inside the hotel or inside the taxi going to another hotel.

If you start stumbling around intoxicated outside, at their malls, airports, in front of their children, wives, etc., they tend to get a little pissed. After all, they are Muslims and don't really like alcohol and drunkenness (though, like Baptists, there are a few sinners amongst them in these regards)

Personally, this isn't unreasonable.

16 posted on 04/29/2014 5:42:36 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: RetiredTexasVet
He got off lucky and with his head. Acting out in a country that worships a queer old pedophile and makes its women wear head bags is not a brilliant idea.

You haven't been to Dubai lately, have you?

17 posted on 04/29/2014 5:44:18 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: SamAdams76
Does anybody else remember 1991 and the song "Wind Of Change"?

Yup, one of my least favorite Scorpions songs. I wasn't a big fan of too many of any of the ballads from that period , though I liked Scorpions stuff like 'Rock you like a Hurricane', 'No one like you", etc. From what I've observed it is Russians digging that song to the point of crying anytime it is on. Was just in some bars in Pattaya, Thailand a few months ago and there are a lot of Russian tourists who request that song from cover bands and will sob and buy drinks for anyone while it's played. And they will request it over and over again too. I guess it represents an important period of time for them, though Putin has reversed many of the gains they made towards freedom. Still, there are a fair number of Russians in the middle class now they can at least afford a trip to Thailand.

18 posted on 04/29/2014 6:00:22 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: maddog55
Dumbass. (not you md55)

FMCDH(BITS)

19 posted on 04/29/2014 6:10:27 PM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Longbow1969

What happened to Herman Rarebell?


20 posted on 04/29/2014 6:26:20 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: SkyPilot
James Kottak

WTF happened to Herman Rarebell?

Anecdote #1; I'm 45 years old and Scorpions playing Big Mac in Denver, CO in 1985 is tied for the LOUDEST rock concert I've ever been subjected to. My ears rang for days.

Anecdote #2; They they're tied with Jane's Addiction. Skull-crushingly loud.

And I've seen them all...

21 posted on 04/29/2014 6:28:17 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: representativerepublic

LOL. You beat me while I was traveling down memory lane.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 6:29:18 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: SamAdams76
Does anybody else remember 1991 and the song "Wind Of Change"?

Yup, and it damn near killed my enjoyment of the band.

23 posted on 04/29/2014 6:34:06 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: representativerepublic

I dunno, wasn’t all that familiar with the Scorpions lineup. I guess he’s still around doing other projects these days.

Back in those days I was more into AC/DC, Ozzy, Slayer, etc.


24 posted on 04/29/2014 6:35:32 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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Sorry, memory fades. Not Winds of Change, but Under the Same Sun, is what damn near lost me my enjoyment of the band. Winds of Change was terrific.

Shuffling off to the corner now.

Grumbling

Get off my lawn!

25 posted on 04/29/2014 6:39:13 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Longbow1969

I still listen to those bands


26 posted on 04/29/2014 6:41:39 PM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: SkyPilot

That list of offenses would get him jailed in the USA, too.


27 posted on 04/29/2014 6:46:36 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ([CTRL-GALT-DELETE])
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To: maddog55

Bad Boys Running Wild


28 posted on 04/29/2014 7:18:03 PM PDT by gatorhead
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To: representativerepublic

Same. I listen to them regularly along with a lot of new hard rock/metal. If you have XM/Sirius my favorites are Ozzy’s Boneyard and Octane.


29 posted on 04/29/2014 7:41:04 PM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: SamAdams76

I remember. The Scorpions are all I listen to when I am downhill skiing. Their music just fits my ski style from the hard driving rock for high speed runs down black diamond trails, to the ballads for the sweeping vistas at the top of the mountain as you glide down through wide powder turns. In fact, I only listen to the Scorpions when I’m downhill skiing so I don’t burn out on their music during the rest of the year.


30 posted on 04/29/2014 7:49:41 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
That list of offenses would get him jailed in the USA, too.

Yep. Go stumbling about drunk, loud and belligerent in New York, St. Louis, Rome, London, Dublin, Frankfurt, Istanbul, Moscow, Muscat, Shanghai, Montevideo, etc., and there's a good chance you'll wake up in handcuffs.

Yet, we're supposed to be outraged because Dubai police arrested an intoxicated rock drummer?

31 posted on 04/29/2014 7:56:45 PM PDT by Drew68
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I can only think of one good reason to go to such a place as Dubai.

What would your one good reason be?

32 posted on 04/29/2014 8:04:46 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Longbow1969

I had Sirius for 6 months last year when I bought my new truck but didn’t renew. I did like the metal stations but grew tired of them quickly honestly. When I want iron maiden, I want it now, dammit! Lol!


33 posted on 04/30/2014 5:11:56 AM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: Drew68

Herman Zee German


34 posted on 04/30/2014 5:14:22 AM PDT by representativerepublic (...loose lips, sink ships)
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To: representativerepublic

Yeah, I feel that way sometimes. I just use the satellite radio as a chance of pace - especially if I went to hear some new stuff. Stations like Octane play some of the newer hard rock/heavy metal and I like to hear new things. There is a surprising amount of new good rock out there, and I find it’s too easy to stay within the confines of what I grew up liking most. I love Maiden, Priest, etc, especially since those were my first concerts in my teens, but I do like to broaden my horizons.


35 posted on 04/30/2014 7:12:51 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: maddog55

Wot the bloody ‘ell!!!! You can’t even give the finger to Islam any more!!!


36 posted on 04/30/2014 6:03:02 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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