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Does Middle Eastern Wealth Piss You Off?

Old 09-16-09, 02:56 PM
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Does Middle Eastern Wealth Piss You Off?

I mean, we showed these desert folks how to produce oil, and now they are reaping great wealth while our economy is choking.

One blatant example - Dubai. This small country is in the United Arab Emirates. While US malls are closing, Dubia can boast about having the world's largest mall! Even more amazing, this hot desert is home to a massive indoor ski resort. Yes, they build a freaking ski mountain inside a building.





Dubai also has a huge water theme park, and some of the most amazing architecture and tallest buildings in the world. But it's no America. Everyone must respect and obey Islamic laws there, and gays are certainly not welcome.
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Sons a bitches!!
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well, if we could just drink their milksake...
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No.
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I say we dig through the earth and take the oil from the back.
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This thread is better than Cats. I would read it again and again.
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Doesn't bother me at all. Also, most of the excesses you cite in your first post came before the current recession.
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I mean, we showed these desert folks how to produce oil, and now they are reaping great wealth while our economy is choking.

One blatant example - Dubai. This small country is in the United Arab Emirates. While US malls are closing, Dubia can boast about having the world's largest mall! Even more amazing, this hot desert is home to a massive indoor ski resort. Yes, they build a freaking ski mountain inside a building.

Dubai also has a huge water theme park, and some of the most amazing architecture and tallest buildings in the world. But it's no America. Everyone must respect and obey Islamic laws there, and gays are certainly not welcome.
The middle east can't rely on wealth from oil forever. When the oil runs out, what other natural resources do they have? I think Dubai is smart, trying to make the city attractive for tourism.
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Doesn't bother me. I'm sure there's millions of people in poorer countries who'd love to come live in my underwater mortgage-house and visit my recession-striken mall.
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I say we dig through the earth and take the oil from the back.
Hehe
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Dubai is collapsing actually.

It's not the place many imagine it to be now. They overdeveloped and it's failing now.

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Middle Eastern wealth doesn't piss me off. Liberal pussies that prevent us from plundering it do.
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I say we dig through the earth and take the oil from the back.
isn't this what I just said?
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isn't this what I just said?

Yes. But with less innuendo.
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Sons a bitches!!


No it doesn't bother me at all.
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Damn that Dubai and their slumdog millionaires!
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Old 09-16-09, 04:14 PM
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DAMN those people for attempting to profit from their natural resources and build a comfortable lifestyle for themselves! Damn them! Don't they know that only Americans should be able to do that?
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I mean, we showed these desert folks how to produce oil, and now they are reaping great wealth while our economy is choking.

One blatant example - Dubai. This small country is in the United Arab Emirates. While US malls are closing, Dubia can boast about having the world's largest mall! Even more amazing, this hot desert is home to a massive indoor ski resort. Yes, they build a freaking ski mountain inside a building.





Dubai also has a huge water theme park, and some of the most amazing architecture and tallest buildings in the world. But it's no America. Everyone must respect and obey Islamic laws there, and gays are certainly not welcome.

And you can't find a woman huh?
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I don't care if anyone else is rich. I just want my own wealth, dangnabit. And at this point, I don't care how I get to be rich. Rob Peter, mooch off Paul, charge Mary and Joseph for those swaddling clothes they used for their baby. I WANT MINE!
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They overdeveloped
Wow, you think?

First of all the Japanese built an indoor ski resort fucking years ago.

Arabs with money is like that Chappelle show sketch about reparations. The stuff they spend their money on blows my mind. Spining 22" dubs on a camel...I mean come on!

Dubai is smart because they are trying to make the place attractive to tourists to hedge themselves for when the oil runs out, but they're stupid because they're building it in the Middle East. When the oil runs out the neighboring countries are going to look like the 13th century. You'll be second guessing your trip to Italy because it's too close to the Middle East.

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Dubai is smart because they are trying to make the place attractive to tourists to hedge themselves for when the oil runs out
For some reason I get a chill down my spine when I hear "Middle East" and "tourism" in the same sentence.
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DAMN those people for attempting to profit from their natural resources and build a comfortable lifestyle for themselves! Damn them! Don't they know that only Americans should be able to do that?
Yeah, but places like Dubai are doing it on the backs of what is essentially slave labor... er, um... I mean, uh... crap.
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Old 09-16-09, 05:18 PM
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No, why would it?

We gladly buy their product
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Old 09-16-09, 05:29 PM
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Yes if they keep discriminating men to women, straight to gays.
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Old 09-16-09, 05:35 PM
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Opulence only bothers me when it's done without taste or elegance. So, my answer to the OP's question should be obvious.
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