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'Beautiful goat' pageant fetches thousands for Saudi breeders
Haaretz ^ | November 1, 2008 | Reuters

Posted on 11/01/2008 6:41:50 PM PDT by ChicagoHebrew

First it was camels. Now Saudi Arabia has held its first "beautiful goat" pageant. Owners of pedigree "Najdi" goats from around the Gulf region converged on Riyadh this week, hoping to win the prize for top male and female goat, following in the footsteps of lucrative camel competitions which have taken off in recent years. "The Najdi goat is a pure national product like nothing else in the world," said Sheikh Faisal al-Saadoun, a leading Saudi breeder who organized the show. "They are different in terms of beauty, shape and how eye-catching they are." Advertisement The goats are named after the central Najd region of Saudi Arabia, where the goats have a distinctive high nose bridge and shaggy hair with a fine, silky quality. They were given a thorough shampoo for the show, according to the official website (wwwl.al-nawader.com) which displayed the winners. Most of the goats in the competition were bred from one star goat, Burgan (Volcano), from Saadoun's stable and have been exported around the Gulf in trade worth millions of riyals. Burgan was not on display at the show as the owners' fear he could be afflicted by the "evil eye". But that did not stop offers from the Qatari royal family to buy him. Saadoun sold dozens of goats from his stable for at least 100,000 riyals ($26,000) each at the show, adding to some 8 million riyals he has made over the years breeding from Burgan. "This male goat is different. He is historic and he has contributed to developing the Najdi goat," he told Reuters, as poets recited odes in praise of the goats over loud speakers. The winner in the male category was a son of Burgan with a value of 450,000 riyals.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons
KEYWORDS: arab; beautypagent; goat; saudiarabia
Must resist . . .
1 posted on 11/01/2008 6:41:51 PM PDT by ChicagoHebrew
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To: ChicagoHebrew

Can’t resist....

Do they come with bridal veil?


2 posted on 11/01/2008 6:44:07 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Is ACORN founder Wade Rathke, a Bill Ayers Weather Underground Associate)
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To: ChicagoHebrew

4 minutes and no helen thomas pics.. wow.


3 posted on 11/01/2008 6:46:33 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... "You know, when you can't ask a question of your leaders anymore, that gets scary,")
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Alas, love at first sight … wedding to follow. ;-)


4 posted on 11/01/2008 6:47:07 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama IS campaigning against Palin.)
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To: doc1019

Do they stone “raped” sheep there?


5 posted on 11/01/2008 6:49:20 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (Is ACORN founder Wade Rathke, a Bill Ayers Weather Underground Associate)
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To: ChicagoHebrew

“eye catching”..............yeah, boy


6 posted on 11/01/2008 6:50:11 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

After it is found out they raped the goat, will they stone it to death, like they did the little girl last week?

These animals are primitive and barbaric(not the goats).


7 posted on 11/01/2008 6:50:18 PM PDT by Canedawg ("If the media supposes that, the media is a ass, a idiot.," said Mr. Bumble.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

LOL!


8 posted on 11/01/2008 6:50:49 PM PDT by doc1019 (Obama IS campaigning against Palin.)
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To: ChicagoHebrew
...Burgan was not on display at the show as the owners' fear he could be afflicted by the "evil eye"....

....and these are the people we buy billions of dollars worth of petrol every year and hold our economy hostage.

9 posted on 11/01/2008 6:53:00 PM PDT by Popman (Dont worry Barney Frank has your ass-ets covered!!!)
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To: ChicagoHebrew

As my dear blessed mother would have said; “Mon Dieu et mon Seigneur, c’est pas drole!”


10 posted on 11/01/2008 7:00:55 PM PDT by 6323cd (Proud sister of Gloria, age 41, who happens to have Down's Syndrome)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

11 posted on 11/01/2008 7:02:03 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: TribalPrincess2U

***Do they stone “raped” sheep there?***

No. They sell them to another village for food as they are forbidden to eat their fu-—ings.


12 posted on 11/01/2008 7:03:51 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: ChicagoHebrew

Camels are people too. How dare they create such bias.


13 posted on 11/01/2008 7:05:17 PM PDT by MaxMax (I'll welcome death when God calls me. Until then, the fight is on)
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To: NormsRevenge
Be patient. Im sure they will show up.

Whats the deal with the latest Arby’s commercial where the guy has to marry a goat for loosing a bet and the other guys says, “She's hot !”

Way to weird.

14 posted on 11/01/2008 7:13:41 PM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: anniegetyourgun

Someone has entirely too much time on their hands. Funny though.


15 posted on 11/01/2008 7:15:19 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: ChicagoHebrew
Sometimes the jokes just write themselves.
16 posted on 11/01/2008 7:15:51 PM PDT by CaptRon (Perdicaris alive or Raisuli dead)
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To: Delta 21

They are trying to wrap up that .002% male muslim bracket


17 posted on 11/01/2008 7:16:23 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: ChicagoHebrew

I lost my girl but I still have ewe? Oh wait that’s a Scottish thing, never mind...


18 posted on 11/01/2008 7:17:36 PM PDT by Eagles6 ( Typical White Guy: Christian, Constitutionalist, Heterosexual, Redneck)
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To: ChicagoHebrew

hahha, must resist. I see I am not alone.


19 posted on 11/01/2008 7:19:07 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: Delta 21
I thought I was the only one who felt that way about that ad. Given the Prop 8's and other states that embrace a new definition of "marriage" - the ad isn't funny.

After homosexuality, sex with multiples, and sex with children - the final frontiers for the pervs is sex with animals and sex with the dead. (Don't laugh at that last one - we have a level-2 sex offender released to live in my county who broke into a mortuary - twice - to have sex with dead elderly women.)

20 posted on 11/01/2008 7:22:58 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: ChicagoHebrew

oy I’d hate to be the clean-up crew at this event - would be like cleaning up those little rooms at the old peep shows.


21 posted on 11/01/2008 7:33:27 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Nope. Not gonna do it.)
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To: ChicagoHebrew
ooops... wrong goat.

22 posted on 11/01/2008 7:36:01 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: Chode

Here comes the Judge!!!

I can remember the inside covers of Car and Driver back in 69 and 70...with the two page ad for this car...

What a great car!


23 posted on 11/01/2008 7:40:32 PM PDT by surfer
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To: ChicagoHebrew

Miss Mecca, 2007
24 posted on 11/01/2008 7:45:47 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: surfer
yup, me too... always a Chevy man but, the GTO's were hot!!!
25 posted on 11/01/2008 7:57:10 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: Chode

Chevy 402 in a 70 Chevelle...nice ride.

70 AAR Cuda with tri-power wasn’t so bad either...

but the sleeper of all sleepers...

70 Buick GS-455 Stage 1...

And of course the 68 Shelby GT-500KR 8 webber carbs... :)

I would love to own all of them today!


26 posted on 11/01/2008 8:06:24 PM PDT by surfer
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To: Calpernia; DAVEY CROCKETT

Ping.


27 posted on 11/01/2008 8:10:55 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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To: surfer
sweet line up... and i know what you mean with the Buick, a friend had one.

68 Z/28, 70 350 Nova, 75 350 Monza, 88 Beretta-GT, 94 Z/28.

driving an 06 G6-GTP till the new Z comes out.

28 posted on 11/01/2008 8:25:30 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: Chode

I used to build 262 Monzas...lol...My brother put a 350 in a Vega wagon once...

Just crazy...


29 posted on 11/01/2008 9:03:38 PM PDT by surfer
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To: ChicagoHebrew


She's hot!
30 posted on 11/01/2008 9:12:26 PM PDT by tang-soo (Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks - Read Daniel Chapter 9)
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To: ChicagoHebrew

And of course, the winner must be appropriately serenaded as she trots down the runway...

[cue Minnie Riperton]

Lovin’ ewe is easy cause ewe’re beautiful
Makin’ love with ewe is all I wanna do
Lovin’ ewe is more than just a dream come true
And everything that I do is out of lovin’ ewe
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la la la
Do do do do do...
Ooooooooh.

No one else can make me feel
The colors that ewe bring
Stay with me while we grow old
And we will live each day in springtime

Cause lovin’ ewe has made my life so beautiful
And every day my life is filled with lovin’ ewe
Lovin’ ewe I see ewe’s soul come shinin’ through
And every time that we oooooh
I’m more in love with ewe
La la la la la
La la la la la
La la la la la la la la la
Do do do do do...
Ooooooooh.


31 posted on 11/01/2008 9:20:29 PM PDT by RichInOC ("Baaaa!" "What?" "BAAAA!!" "Of COURSE I'll respect you in the morning.")
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To: RichInOC
Oh, great - thanks for the earworm at bedtime!!!

LOL

32 posted on 11/01/2008 9:23:50 PM PDT by 6323cd (Proud sister of Gloria, age 41, who happens to have Down's Syndrome)
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To: anniegetyourgun
See this thread.
33 posted on 11/01/2008 9:31:41 PM PDT by 6323cd (Proud sister of Gloria, age 41, who happens to have Down's Syndrome)
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To: 6323cd

I donwanna....


34 posted on 11/01/2008 9:40:05 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: surfer
i bet most V8 Monzas STILL have the original spark plug under the steering column too...
35 posted on 11/02/2008 5:17:02 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - McCain/Palin'08 = http://www.johnmccain.com/)
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To: Chode

OOOOhhhh.....THAT’s a beautiful Goat!


36 posted on 10/16/2009 10:29:42 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (And the people cry "Sarah!Sarah!" And she hears....yes,she hears......)
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To: surfer

Muscle Car Bump!!!


37 posted on 10/16/2009 10:31:36 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (And the people cry "Sarah!Sarah!" And she hears....yes,she hears......)
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To: gimme1ibertee

lol thanks...


38 posted on 10/16/2009 11:25:53 AM PDT by surfer
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To: gimme1ibertee
prolly something the goathumpers have never seen before...
39 posted on 10/16/2009 2:41:14 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: ChicagoHebrew
Burgan was not on display at the show as the owners' fear he could be afflicted by the "evil eye".

Yikes.

40 posted on 10/16/2009 3:11:14 PM PDT by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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