Dubai Leader in Promoting Global Warming

Nakheel Development via AP file

Nakheel Development via AP file

Custom-made for balmy-weather loving billionaires: Global warming not happening fast enough? Run out of¬†outrageously frivolous ways to spend your tons o’ money? Try Dubai!

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  1. acilius

     /  December 16, 2008

    Very disturbing!

    I clicked the HuffPo link you provided and it also included a story about a Pakistani restaurant in Britain refusing service to a man with a seeing eye dog. That story mentioned a couple of incidents of Muslim cabdrivers in Britain refusing to pick up passengers with service dogs. As someone who lives with a service dog, my reflex was a flash of rage, which I might have verbalized as something like “Go back where you came from!” Fortunately, I read a few of the comments on that story, which pointed out that it’s hardly fair to regard the actions of one restaurant owner and two cabdrivers as representative of all Muslims. In our experiences traveling with our canine helper we’ve met many Muslims (some of them Pakistani)and have never had a problem with any of them.

  2. cymast

     /  December 16, 2008

    The Dubai attitude . . extravagantly conspicuous and wasteful super-over-consumption . .

    But I admit I’ve been casually keeping tabs on Dubai and gazing at the photos of that outrageous artificial beach the same way I look at photos of dark chocolate cherry bonbons.

    Regarding the Pakistani/Britian/service dog article- I read that too, and was initially riled, and considered posting it. But I knew you’d also see it and knew you’d share your personal experience perspective. So there are a lot of Muslims at BSU? Immigrants or converts?

  3. acilius

     /  December 16, 2008

    Most of the Muslims around here are on student visas from the Indian subcontinent, most of the rest are immigrants.

    All that Persian Gulf stuff, crazy, crazy.

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