Tuesday, May 20, 2008


I think I have mentioned before how there are blocks on certain sites here. Censorship is rampant and it is just part of the way things go here... BUT, my Dad sent me a link today to a page he made for Maddison for her Motocross. It is set up a lot like MySpace where you post pictures and whatnot, but it is specific to sports. I am pretty sure most of the people who have ever seen a MySpace page would agree it is MUCH more risqué than a mere sports networking site.

That said, it is like everything else here, if the general population demands it, morals aside, they will get it. This can be proven by making a quick trip down to ANY of the popular clubs in the area and getting yourself a prostitute in any flavor you want (Russian, Thai, Indonesian, take your pick!). But to own pornography in this country is a quick route to deportation. Anyway, not that I am an advocate for porn, I’m just saying, it all sounds a little fishy to me. Turning your head when you know something bad is going on is just as bad as the one doing it. And that appears to be how the government and “policing” authorities operate here.

Here is the message you get when a site is blocked. My favorite part is the reason the site has been blocked, “due to its content being inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates.” Yeah……. right.

On another note, here is a picture of my rockstar sister from said site. Go Maddison!


  1. What is the link to Maddie's site? I'd like to see it and show the girls!