Wednesday, April 08, 2009

The other side of Dubai.

What do you expect from a place where Halliburton makes its home? This article reveals the underbelly of Dubai.

Slavery is alive and well. Most revealing is people enslaving other people if given the ability to do so. Workers get their passports taken by their employers. Regular people have maids, nannies, and servants. Guess what they do with their employees passports the first chance they get?

All the water in Dubai comes from the ocean making water very expensive. Immense amounts of fossil fuel has to be burned in order to produce desalinatd water. Mismanagement of services like sewage treatment means excess sewage from a growing city gets dumped into the ocea, amongst some of the most expensive an luxurious real estate in the world.

[Article] The Dark Side of Dubai

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