Friday, January 08, 2010

Something To Consider

I just read that the Tiger Woods golf course in Dubai, when it is completed, will require four million gallons of desalinated water each week. The desalination process generates as much in emissions per gallon as burning a gallon of gas in an automobile.

On the other hand, if you can afford to build islands to represent the world I guess you can pretty much do just about anything.

The World In Dubai

Those aren't just little islands either. You are talking about islands where you can put up resorts and have plenty of room left over for luxurious vacation homes.

And let's not forget Dubai's ski-resort inside a shopping mall.

Puts Mall Of America To Shame

Dubai also just completed the world's tallest building.

Burj Dubai

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you don't have to worry about bureaucracy or democracy or any of that stuff that just gets in the way and slows you down. It is good to be the king, or the sheik, or whatever.

I guess we can take a bit of pride in the fact that our consumption of oil helped build all of this stuff.


Splunge said...

Island building? Meh.
Tallest structure? Whatever.
Jets in post season?

WOW, that is a big deal!

Bar Man said...

Splunge, can't agree with you more.

Kind of funny that the only quarterback the Jets have had recently that didn't get us to the play-offs was Brett Favre.

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