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Snapshots from the dizzying heights of Dubai
The Daily Mail ^ | 4 July 2012

Posted on 07/04/2012 5:46:22 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

These are the dizzying pictures of Dubai taken from on top of the tallest skyscrapers in the world by a daredevil Russian teenager.

Student Marat Dupri has made it it his mission to scale the highest buildings he can find before dangling precariously over their edges to take his extraordinary shots.

The fearless 19-year-old, who only bought his first camera just two years ago, started by sneaking past guards and climbing on to the roofs of Moscow landmarks, before setting his sights even higher - on Dubai's towering structures.

Sky walking: Dubai's extravagant hotels lie far below the photographer, surrounded by wide expanses of desert

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dubai

1 posted on 07/04/2012 5:46:26 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

I think Tom Cruise did that too...............


2 posted on 07/04/2012 5:51:38 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I think I see a 7-11 down there.


3 posted on 07/04/2012 5:51:55 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: MinorityRepublican

target


4 posted on 07/04/2012 5:53:22 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: MinorityRepublican

they can do that cuz muslims don’t fly planes into their own building.


5 posted on 07/04/2012 5:54:53 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Funny how they have money for cap like that but we fight their wars for them.


6 posted on 07/04/2012 5:57:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Someone fire-up a drone, max-loaded with C4.


7 posted on 07/04/2012 5:58:00 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: cripplecreek

Amazing what a few trillion worth of Western Dollars/Various Currencies can do in the ME, isn’t it?


8 posted on 07/04/2012 6:03:50 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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To: yldstrk

9 posted on 07/04/2012 6:07:55 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: carriage_hill

They get our money and our military and we get their enemies.

Iran is talking about mining the Strait of Hormuz (with Russian and Chinese mines) yet we just granted a waiver to China so they can sidestep our sanctions and buy Iranian gas.


10 posted on 07/04/2012 6:08:31 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: yldstrk

11 posted on 07/04/2012 6:09:14 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
If I held any property in Dubai, I'd be trying to unload it as fast as possible, at any price. You have an economy built on other people stopping by with their economies - that's unsustainable, mostly because you've nothing to back it up with - no big deep water port, no useful transfer points. No useful overland routes as well. You literally depend upon people stopping in and leaving boatloads of cash.

And we already know how well this works, as Dubai has already been bailed out by it's Arab neighbors. And it's set to be bailed out yet again, with probably a third bailout to follow along as well.

Massive amounts of cash to build monuments to hubris. And that story has been played out time and time again...and it never ends well.

12 posted on 07/04/2012 6:20:39 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

yeah he is an insane person


13 posted on 07/04/2012 6:22:13 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: the invisib1e hand

they can do that cuz muslims don’t fly planes into their own building.”

LOL. Don’t give me any ideas.


14 posted on 07/04/2012 6:23:30 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: MinorityRepublican

Nobody in the pool.


15 posted on 07/04/2012 6:31:17 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: umgud

Must be prayer time.


16 posted on 07/04/2012 6:34:15 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: kingu
Massive amounts of cash to build monuments to hubris.

The pyramids worked out well, still producing income from fools trying to figure out how and why. Hubris indeed.

17 posted on 07/04/2012 7:03:38 PM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Dubai really does have some beautiful architecture.


18 posted on 07/04/2012 7:17:02 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: itsahoot

Piles of rock stand a long time.

I give these buildings 100 years at best.


19 posted on 07/04/2012 7:20:38 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Damn, that picture made my hands sweat!


20 posted on 07/04/2012 7:21:33 PM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to the tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: the invisib1e hand
they can do that cuz muslims don’t fly planes into their own building.

"They" are not particularly rational or reasonable. Some crazy sumbitch is gonna a wild hair up his brain and take it out one day, bet on it.

21 posted on 07/04/2012 7:34:42 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: the invisib1e hand
they can do that cuz muslims don’t fly planes into their own building.

"They" are not particularly rational or reasonable. Some crazy sumbitch is gonna a wild hair up his brain and take it out one day, bet on it.

22 posted on 07/04/2012 7:34:53 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Nice view.

We can thank our elected representatives for not allowing US to drill our own oil to pay for it!

23 posted on 07/04/2012 8:08:46 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I thought this was the world's tallest building:

So what building is he taking the pics from?

Too bad the world's tallest building isn't in NYC. I wonder if UAE has to worry about terrorists hijacking planes. I'm sure in the terrorist's eyes, Dubai is as guilty as the great satan since they have adopted some Western ways.

24 posted on 07/04/2012 8:13:21 PM PDT by Lx (Do you like it, do you like it. Scott? I call it Mr. and Mrs. Tennerman chili.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
You wanna see crazy?
I'll show you crazy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFW3-hxWPZE
25 posted on 07/04/2012 10:31:01 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: cripplecreek
I give these buildings 100 years at best.

Optimist are you? :)

26 posted on 07/05/2012 1:19:50 AM PDT by itsahoot (The Political Elites are the modern Royals, and the king shall have his due.)
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To: struggle

Okay, that made me want to vomit. I could only watch a few seconds.


27 posted on 07/05/2012 1:37:27 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: cripplecreek
Piles of rock stand a long time. I give these buildings 100 years at best.

I wonder how far down they had to go to find bedrock.

28 posted on 07/05/2012 5:04:01 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I believe the Petronas towers are built hanging off the edge of an underground cliff. One tower built on a shallow granite bedrock and the other built on sand.


29 posted on 07/05/2012 5:22:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Remember: Dubai built all these luxury buildings and forgot one small, vital thing — solid and liquid waste disposal and treatment.

So the folks in Dubai load it in tank trucks to dump it in the desert. The convoys stretch for miles and the traffic jams are for days before the drivers can dump their loads and go back for another.

Arabs are such rocket scientists — NOT.


30 posted on 07/05/2012 5:40:26 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: struggle
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFW3-hxWPZE

Damn, that was difficult to watch!

Looks like something of a pastime among Russian youth with the number of youtube videos there are of this type of thing.

31 posted on 07/05/2012 5:47:03 AM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: autumnraine

I’ve been up there...nice views.


32 posted on 07/05/2012 6:00:46 AM PDT by sandboxshooter (Iraq, Afghanistan, War)
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To: MinorityRepublican

And notice how beautifully green the countryside is after their serious work at establishing a long-term economy that does not depend on selling oil....... </sarc>


33 posted on 07/05/2012 6:10:27 AM PDT by Pecos ("We hold these truths to be self-evident ..... ")
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Look at the edge (uppermost right corner) of the picture...You can almost see the turn of the earth....The persons who are working on the upper-most Girders can see the "CURVE OF THE EARTH" The Highest Human Position In The World Do you know who holds the highest position in the world? President Barack Obama? Nope. Pope Benedict? Nope. The Dalai Lama? Nope. Do you want to see WHO that person is ? Until now.... Babu Sassi, a fearless young man from southern India , is the cult hero of Dubai 's army of construction workers. Known as the "Indian on top of the world", Babu is the crane operator at the world's tallest building, the 819-meter Burj Dubai. His office, the cramped crane cab perched on top of the Burj, is also his home. It takes too long to come down to the ground each day to make it worthwhile - although, when the building is completed, its elevators will be the world's fastest. Stories about his daily brush with death are discussed in revered terms by Dubai 's workers. Some say he has been up there for more than a year, others whisper that he's paid 30,000 dirhams ($8,168) a month compared with the average wage of 800 dirhams a month. But everyone agrees, he's worth it - because nobody else would have the courage to do the job!
34 posted on 07/05/2012 6:56:55 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: MasterGunner01

“Because of the long queues and delays, some tanker drivers resort to illegally dumping the effluent into storm drains or behind dunes in the desert. The result of sewage dumped into storm drains is that it flows directly into sea of the Persian Gulf, near to the city’s prime swimming beaches. Doctors have warned that tourists using the beaches run the risk of contracting serious illnesses like typhoid and hepatitis.”

Source: Wikipedia


35 posted on 07/05/2012 10:00:26 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Yup. And I will bet the locals are blaming witchcraft for making people sick.


36 posted on 07/05/2012 10:49:04 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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Yup. And I will bet the locals are blaming witchcraft for making people sick.

p'r'aps. but the intelligentsia will be blaming Bush.

37 posted on 07/05/2012 2:35:14 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (A Dalmation was spotted wagging its tail.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

38 posted on 07/05/2012 2:41:48 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: cripplecreek

I know; words fail me when I think of the big picture. My anger runneth over.


39 posted on 07/05/2012 3:18:03 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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