Les 50 tonnes de dattes…

Dattes

Récemment lu sur l’express:

Le gouvernement d’Arabie Saoudide a fait don de 50 tonnes de dattes à Maurice le 14 mai.

Lors de la cérémonie, le ministre Arvin Boulell : “Ce sont de telles actions […] qui permettent de consolider les liens bilatéraux entre deux pays”.

Extrait de l’article:

[…]les dattes offertes seront distribuées parmi les Mauriciens, en particulier les musulmans.

Comme c’est un sujet sensible, je vais rester neutre mais n’hesitez pas à  laisser vos commentaires 🙂

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  1. “Comme c’est un sujet sensible, je vais rester neutre mais n’hesitez pas à laisser vos commentaires 🙂 ”

    Just because “Arabs” and “muslims” are mentioned does not mean you should add the above sentence.

    Sure, you may argue about the religious aspect, but then again – why don’t you frakin’ put that sentence to all your posts related to religion?!

    Come on! You’re just asking a question as if there is some conspiracy shit going on.

    Answer (even I know that! Ask your Mauritius-based Muslim friends listed on your precious MSN Messenger) : The fruits have been distributed to Muslims across all mosques of the Island. Extra ones will be given to schools and colleges.

    And please, convey what you truly mean instead of hiding behind “”Comme c’est un sujet sensible, je vais rester neutre mais n’hesitez pas à laisser vos commentaires 🙂 “” WTF is that?!!! You’re being neutral while asking where the frak some fruits are. Pfrr…

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  2. Surproduction de dattes en Arabie Saoudite. Ils n’ont pu l’écouler sur le marché mondial. C’est la raison de ce don. Personnellement je n’ai jamais aimé les dattes.

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  3. It is one of those cultural goodwill gestures between Saudi and Muslim brothers and sisters around the world. In the past Saudi has sent tons of dates to the World Food Council or to individual countries for the needy. They usually go to charities for distribution.

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  4. I really like this initiative by the Saudi government. (Even though I don’t like dates.)

    @Bhooks
    I don’t agree. They have frequently given these during the last 10 years. It just doesn’t get the publicity it deserves. I know that cause I’ve participated in the distribution. They send it frequently to many countries, particularly around the month of Ramadan. Check your facts before jumping to conclusions.

    @Yashvin
    I agree with Shah’s statement here. IMO the subject is not at all sensible, would you put “Comme c’est un sujet sensible, je vais rester neutre mais n’hesitez pas à laisser vos commentaires :-)” if the Indian government sent coconuts to Mauritius, mainly to be distributed in temples? (This is only an example :P)

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    1. @sjdvda : LOL at your coconut joke 😛

      Well, I believe its a delicate post, else why would Shah or yourself mention about other religions?
      Shah even said : “Sure, you may argue about the religious aspect“, but this is not the aim of this post.

      I did not/ will not voice out my opinion on this topic. As you noticed, I just quoted a phrase from l’express, and wanted to have your views on this subject.
      Anyway, just have a look at the comments on the original post 😛

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  5. I agree with Shah. I do not perceive this as a “sujet sensible”. India or China has been helping Mauritius financially. Why is that not a “sujet sensible”?

    And you’re not taking sides but you expect people to comment and take sides? It’s your blog, you should lead the way.

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  6. “Well, I believe its a delicate post, ”

    Why?!!!

    You’re justifying yourself by quoting a comment instead of the true reason. You made the post “delicate” by including a sentence which had no place in the post. Anyway, it’s your frakin’ blog.

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  7. “did not/ will not voice out my opinion on this topic. As you noticed, I just quoted a phrase from l’express, and wanted to have your views on this subject.”

    Of course, not. It was concealed in the statement though!!!

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  8. its just dattes… and if we didnt get them so eat.. we wouldn’t mind at all..(at least i wouldnt).. lol.. nothign to do with religion. 🙂

    just… dattes..

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    1. @Sun : Unfortunately not everyone thinks like you 😛

      @Jevin : Writing a post does not necessarily mean that I should be on the pro or con side.

      @Shah : I have stopped falling into your traps, I am no more your laboratory rat for your projects 😛
      [some may know what I am talking abt]
      And please keep in mind that the use of rude or swear words are not welcomed here, we are not in your ex-facebook swearing page,lol.

      I don’t understand why everyone is after the “sensible” word… Is that the only word written here?
      And what if I did not mention that part, how would you be reacting?

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  9. @sjdvda – Est ce que ce don aurait eu lieu s’il y avait une manque de dattes en Arabie Saoudite? It’s a fact.

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  10. @Bhooks
    “Le tourisme aurait-il lieu a Maurice s’il y avait un manque de sable?”
    That’s what the answer reduces to. Of course there wouldn’t be tourists if there weren’t any sand, but ask yourself: is this possible? Date trees are everywhere in Saudi Arabia, I’ve been there 4 times so I’m not *completely* ignorant about the subject. It’s theoretically impossible to have a shortage of dates there of all places. 🙂

    @Jevin
    Yashvin is like a TV Host. Inviting people to voice out different and often conflicting opinions on the same subject while trying to stay neutral. Remember the “Laureates returning to Mauritius” debate? =]

    P.S. I know, I often make weird comparisons. 😛

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  11. I personally went to deliver the dattes to 5 Government Pre primary schools in the south. And these schools were asked to act like hubs such that the dattes were distributed evenly to other private pre primary schools in their area.

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  12. It should also be noted that Private pre primary schools also received the dattes as the teachers were asked to collect the dattes in the area hub.

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  13. “@Jevin : Writing a post does not necessarily mean that I should be on the pro or con side.”

    Why have a blog if you’ll never give out your opinions? Isn’t that what blogging is all about? I think it is immature to ask for people’s opinions before giving yours.

    “@Jevin
    Yashvin is like a TV Host. Inviting people to voice out different and often conflicting opinions on the same subject while trying to stay neutral. Remember the “Laureates returning to Mauritius” debate? =]”

    I understand your comparison. It makes a lot of sense. But I just can’t compare a TV show to a blog. What if TechCrunch stopped giving their opinions and, instead, started asking people to give their opinions by commenting?

    I’m not trying to make an issue here. I just want people to understand what I mean. People visit blogs to get the blogger’s opinions, not to give their own opinions… 😉

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    1. @Jevin : “People visit blogs to get the blogger’s opinions, not to give their own opinions…”
      I thought it was all about sharing?

      Did not it ever happen that you want to know others’ opinion before or without telling yours?

      I think it is immature to ask for people’s opinions before giving yours.
      Makes no sense, cannot find the link between maturity and asking people’s opinion.

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  14. In my opinion, its not at all a delicate subject. A country just made a donation to Mts just as China, USA, India and numerous other countries do.
    Anyway about the dates, just as any foreign donation, we Mauritians are as usual at the very very far far end of the line and despite being a muslim, I am still to receive these delicacies. Maybe this Friday? lets w8 n c.

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  15. We are a great Nation. Banks are screwing us up, Governments are taking away our rights and we are squabbling over…. DATES!!!

    HA HA HA…. We are a banana republic indeed….

    Take away our rights, no comments
    Take away our wealth, no comments
    Increase the price of basic commodities, no comments
    Increase the price of fuel, no comments
    Sales by levy scandal, no comments

    Saudi Arabia donated a few dates, (i dont know how useful this is to us) and throw into in some religious points…

    UPROAR!!! ANGER!! PAS TOUCHE MO RELIGION…!!

    When shall we change?

    Can’t you see as long as we are divided (especially on such trivial matters) , the only losers will be US, our children…

    SHAME ON US

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  16. TO SHAH –

    You mentioned some “conspiracy shit”, didn’t you? You seem well versed in “DATES” issues and you have been “frakin” a lot in your first comment. I do not understand your uproar, maybe it is due to some underlying frustration in you life?

    Before you start “frakin'” eveything that moves and i would recommend that you add some civilised comments to the “NWO” posts. Then we can have some meaningful discussions…. or maybe your knowledge is limited to “Frakin'” dates…

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  17. Yashvin, read http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blogging. It says “With the advent of video blogging, the word blog has taken on an even looser meaning — that of any bit of media wherein the subject expresses his opinion or simply talks about something.”, I think that’s clear enough.

    Jevin : “People visit blogs to get the blogger’s opinions, not to give their own opinions…”
    Yashvin : “I thought it was all about sharing?”

    I visit the Official Google Blog frequently. I do this because I want to know what’s new. I don’t go there to share my opinions.

    You say, “Did not it ever happen that you want to know others’ opinion before or without telling yours?”.

    Yes it happens. But I would not ask for people’s opinion on a public blog and then give my opinions after everyone’s commented (and fought). 😉

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    1. @Jevin : Hi again…

      You said it all right, I quote :
      “wherein the subject expresses his opinion or simply talks about something.”

      That phrase makes me remember someone’s blog lol!

      btw, sorry again for the blog errors 😦
      even I am helpless!

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  18. eh man c bien connu musulman mange dattes ek malbar mange gato laddoo ek cretiens mange brioche.

    ki zess sa shah???

    mai morice tou dimounes mange dattes, laddoo et brioche- sa mem la boter de morice alors Frakin chill man!

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  19. I think there would not have been any debate here if l’Express article originally wrote:

    “les dattes offertes seront distribuées parmi les Mauriciens [Full stop]

    instead of

    “les dattes offertes seront distribuées parmi les Mauriciens, en particulier les musulmans”

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  20. Bernardo is right. All those so called newspapers have always caused division among Mauritians.
    Does anyone know who owns most of the island’s newspapers? It would be very interesting to know.
    Anyone?

    Above all, dear readers, who will benefit from a divided population? Ask yourself this question…

    How does < 5% of the population control the rest of us, the economy, the media????

    Let’s not forget that the barons of the sugar industry still control the economy. Can someone please tell us what percentage of our land mass still belong to this handful of people?

    I guess someone will cry out- this is a conspiracy “shit”

    But this is true whether you like it or not.

    Remember the Lagesse case?

    The Old Barons are stil in charge! The families of slave owners are still in charge!

    They own most of Mauritius and its economy as well!!!

    What’s the best way of keeping control??? By keeping us divided all the time !!!

    Divide and Rule!!!

    They are successful because we are stupid!!!! Morons, go on and fight over dates. That’s what we are good at..

    Are we blind? Can’t we see beyond our religious differences?

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  21. @sjdvda

    I was talking about shortage of a commodity that is produced and sold on the world market and you came back to me with Mauritius on a shortage of Sand. As if Countries produce “SAND” and sells them. May be they do and that makes me the ignorant as you quoted.

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