Thursday, May 15, 2008

This Just In...

...from the Jeff Files. Yes, it's another of my brother-in-law's endlessly forwarded emails.

This will either blow your mind or open your eyes...

Dubai , United Arab Emirates:

During the construction phase......
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All finished. Notice the size of the palm trees outside to gain some perspective of the massive scale of this engineering marvel......
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Did you guess what it is yet?


Remember, this is in the middle of the desert....


The very HOT desert where temperatures get up to 140 degrees.....


Unbelievable! But true.....


It is a self contained Ski Resort... The INSIDE views:
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Why is gasoline hitting $4.00 a gallon for regular unleaded?

So they can ski in the desert, that's why!

Are we stupid or what!

4 comments:

Madame Butterfly said...

Wow, just wow. And I saw on some show yesterday that gas could be up to $7 per gallon by this time next year.

Yeah, we are stupid.

LissaNY said...

Oh wow! Ken had a job offer in Dubai, but turned it down. After seeing this, he might just decide to take it after all!

(sorry, it misses the whole point, but you just can't help it when you are a skier and winter is over)

Bev(QB) said...

MB-- this country will shut down if prices go that high!

Lissa- be glad he didn't consider it. Everything you do, from internet, how you dress, etc. is monitored in most countries over there. I assume that's also true for Dubai. Not to mention that he would be treated like lowly "hired help" and YOU would be treated as an appendage to him and nothng more.

Madame Butterfly said...

MB-- this country will shut down if prices go that high!

Exactly! I think it's hard already at almost $4 now.