Totally off topic, but interesting nonetheless

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by DrakeMaiden, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    So do you ever wonder where all the money you are spending to fuel up your vehicle is going? Well in Dubai it is being used to develop a metropolis in the desert . The most bizaree and already completed project? Ski Dubai .

    I had no idea. I mean it's their money and they can do with it what they will, but it seems a ludicrous waste to me. Then again, I'd rather spend my money on simpler things.
     
  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Thats stupid! I would of put it to better use
     
  3. DrakeMaiden

    DrakeMaiden Overrun with Drakes

    Jun 8, 2007
    Kitsap County, WA
    No doubt.
     
  4. miss_thenorth

    miss_thenorth Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2007
    SW Ont, Canada
    That's only an extremely small part of what is being built there. go to youtube and punch in Dubai, there are palm islands being built, world islands, Dubailand(like disney world) crazy crazy..... [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  5. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    They have a series of man made islands where it's shaped like the world, too. I think it's pretty cool. DH and I watched a program on how they were building it and it was very interesting and expensive. But they'll make their money back selling the islands to developers and rich people who can afford it. They start at about 10 million an island. :eek:
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I saw some eps on discovery channel. But I think they should have put more into diseases and cures instead of these islands. How about oil and solar energy.
     
  7. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 19, 2007
    Poolville, TX
    They know their oil is running out and they have to now turn their attention to tourism. You would not catch my ars there. EVER.
     
  8. Frozen Feathers

    Frozen Feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2007
    Maine
    Well if you look at that way, The US spends A LOT of money on stupid things that could have been used for medical purposes and invest in alternative types of energy. [​IMG]
     
  9. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    maby the money should go to , cancer reserch , or orphanages or something gosh
     
  10. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I know that. We tried ethanol and that did not work well. I think they should invest in bio-diesal (SP?) if they do that then maybe we could heat our homes with it. Not trying to start things but it gets me mad. Maybe if tourism works the money could be invested into better things?
     

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