Was anyone actually impressed by this building as a feat of engineering when it went up in 2009? Obviously not — by this point, it is well understood that anything in architecture is possible if you have enough money, and the Burj Khalifa cost over $1.5 billion dollars.
I knew they trucked tons of sewage out of that building due to the lack of infrastructure. I didn't know that close to a third of it was basically hollow:
The city of Dubai did not green light a building that extends a half-mile into the air because of a pressing need for residences in downtown Dubai. To the contrary, the top 800 feet (244 meters) of the building, or 29% of the structure’s total height, is devoted to non-usable floors.
Israeli officials denied that Netanyahu overuses his American hosts’ laundry services, calling the allegations “absurd,” but they acknowledged that he has been the target of laundry-related accusations in the past.
Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt has accused the US of being a very dangerous nation wanting to rule the entire Arab world. I guess we'll be hearing about freedom waffles and freedom chocolate very shortly.
After seeing a poster in a window close to my apartment, I did a bit of web searching and found this: Not in my name, a site by Jews who can no longer tolerate and will no longer remain silent about Israeli government brutality against Palestinians.