Originally Posted by JogaBonito1502
You say that because you are American. Much of the rest of the world marvels at what Dubai is doing, they see it as a challenge, and many are eager to see more things come along. And no offense, but don't you think you're being a little selfish? Anything that makes you spend a little more money you don't like. You should appreciate the technology that we have today. Just because something is not perfect you have to hate the cause of it? Maybe now you know how some of the rest of the world feels about the US.
Aren't you like 15? I don't want to offend you here but I'll make a point.
You most likely don't have any income besides what your parents give you. Maybe you mow some neighbors lawns or something for some extra cash. But in the end you don't really have any expenses. What you get your hands on is yours. You don't have bills to worry about paying.
Imagine for a second that your an adult with responsibility's and actual bills. I care where my money is going. I work hard for my money. I have bills.
I don't know where he is getting the facts that were paying for this construction through gas prices though. Perhaps someone could link me. If so yes I'll be a little pissed off also.
I don't think you understand the severity of the situation. This year is going to be really bad. With the huge increase in gas/fuel prices your going to see a lot of foreclosures on people buying to much house, lower income family's trying to get fuel for winter. When it comes down to feeding your family or getting fuel you'll know what he's talking about. If this building in any way has something to do with increased gas prices maybe now you'll change your view a little.
Off topic rant - Myself I get pissed off even seeing social security being taken out of my check every week. Knowing full well they have stated social security will dry up within the next 10 years. Great so I'm funding the elderly with my money and I'm never going to see anything i've paid in. That pisses me off.
If someone wants to build a huge resort like this and make an artificial country more power to them. But it should come from there profits and investors in the project. If taxes, gas, etc are funding something like this its just ludicrous. We don't need anything like this. There are much more important things that money could be going to besides a giant country club for the elite of the elite.
Again my response was made with some assumption. I don't have to much info on this project. I think its really cool but if it comes at the expense of the working class its a joke. I guess I should add everything comes from the working class but I'm talking hidden costs to fund projects like this.
Originally Posted by McTrAyN
This place in Dubai looks sweet:
Maybe Hightimes could fund one with a Marijuana leaf
Make a legal pothead paradise.
But anyway that picture almost reminds me of the movie Aeonflux. Just futuristic looking like that movie. Recommend that movie for those that have not seen it. Its not really good but 2 hours of Charlize Theron running around in tight ass clothes is worth it!