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TL;DR: It's complicated, but in practice, yes, building snowmen is still allowed for everybody. A fatwa is not a law, it's a ruling by an Islamic scholar that's technically only binding on the person who issued it, not all Muslims in Saudi Arabia, much less all people there. This particular fatwa does not appear to originate from the Permanent Committee, ...


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A fatwa is not a legal opinion, it is a religious opinion and it only sometimes has to do with the law. This distinction is important if the country's legal system follows the Sharia, and typically in those cases, the rulings are done by a central committee (as in Saudi Arabia) and not just any goof with mouth. In Saudi, there have been some insane ...


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The US will have no problem with it. Your concern should be with the Indian side. There are a couple of potential issues: The possible appearance that your sister is importing the game to resell it. She can mitigate this by opening the package and bringing you only the important parts, without the outer box. A game disc with no box shouldn't arouse ...


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The law's genesis seems to be to keep the military identifiably military and everyone else civilian. As reported by Theresa Gordon of the Antigua Daily Observer, on July 23, 2013: Anyone caught wearing or selling military-type camouflage clothing will be arrested. The get-tough stance was announced by Staff Judge Advocate of the Antigua & ...


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With connections, money and time, it's possible for an American citizen to visit every single country in the world. Proof: Chris Guillebeau from Portland, Oregon, completed this feat by age 35, a couple of years back. He visited 193/193 UN countries, including South Sudan (which was new at the time). Of course there are bases, private property and more ...


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Nope. Essentially, you have to fly all legs of a trip. IF you miss a leg, intentionally or otherwise, the airline assumes you can't make the other legs, and cancels all of them. So while you may physically be able to drive to LA in time, you'd have been deemed to have missed the first leg, and there'll be no seat for you to Cancun. It's known as hidden ...


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While there is no international legal agreement as to a specific altitude at which space begins, international law defines the lower boundary of space as the lowest perigee attainable by an orbiting space vehicle. The term "orbiting" implies unpowered flight, which given atmospheric drag means an altitude of around 150 kilometres. Alternatively, the Karman ...


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If you still have possession of the rented car, and if you didn't purchase the optional "everything's completely covered" insurance, and if it's still safely driveable, and if the pre-existing damage was noted on your agreement to rent the car (at a pre-rental inspection)... Then you could take the car to a few accredited (AMA, motor club, etc) repair shops ...


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So, you have got a lot of questions there at once, let me address two of them I do know about. Netherlands In the Netherlands this has been possible for quite a while and was originally called paalkamperen (though it seems it has officially been renamed sometime in the past 2 years), however it must be noted that this is bound by a lot of rules. Most ...


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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has good results with all sorts of anxieties. Some of the same ideas are behind the seminars many airlines offer to people who are afraid of flying in general but since your fears are so specific, you would be better served by seeking a therapist who can define a tailored program with you. Like everything else, it's not a ...


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The US State Department keeps a page on travel warnings for US Citizens: http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings.html So there is one possible source. But as others pointed out, the answer to your question is somewhat subjective and depends on how what you define as sufficiently safe.


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Interesting comments about Bandar Persian Restaurant on the net (including a claim that a tip was added to the bill after signing it with no tip), but nothing about adding auto-tips to small parties. It's a pretty common practice with larger parties (6, or sometimes less) but it's normally noted on the menu. I could see them wanting to do it if there's a ...


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No. I believe your question arises from not understanding the distinction between breaching the terms of a contract and violating a national or state law. A contract is an agreement between any two parties, such as you and the airline. If you violate some term of that contract, then you are in breach of contract. However, in western common law breach of ...



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