Thursday, August 14, 2008

How Much Does $4.00 A Gallon Actually Buy?

If you ever wondered where all the money you throw in your gas tank goes?
...wonder no more, here is where 70% of it is exploited!

Palm Island Resort

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Advertised as "being visible from the Moon," this man-made palm-shaped structure displays 17 huge fronds framed by a 12-kilometer protective barrier. When completed, the resort will sport 2,000 villas, 40 luxury hotels, shopping centers, cinemas, and other facilities. When completed, the resort is expected to support a population of approximately 500,000 people. Image Credit: NASA

They also built "The World" with 70% of your gas money...

At least the largest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind has also built the tallest structure in the history of mankind. So we've got that going for us... "Us" as in the U.S.!

All brought to you courtesy of yours and my dependency on Foreign Oil and:
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum
UAE Prime Minister and Vice-President, and Ruler of Dubai.

For more information on the United Arab Emirates current developments and impresive presentations, visit these sites:
(Due in part to my own professional background, I did find an interest in the simulation technology they are using to show off each piece of their vision to their 500+ stakes holders who's oil money makes it all happen. )

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