[video] The Christian Missionary Buying Up Sudanese Slaves

Modern day slavery. This story is heartbreaking to say the least. Rich Arabs doing their best European impersonation in the enslavement of Black Africans in Sudan. Then we have the Christian Missionary to the so-called rescue who are looking for converts in exchange for these people’s freedom. These ‘masters’ they speak of in this doc are just subhuman devils disguised as the Islamic Army who are using innocent children to fight their wars. Sick just plain sick.

[video] The Illegal Big Cats of Instagram

Rich Arabic douche bags using wild animals as a status symbol. America is just as guilty. Asians eating all types of exotic animals not meant human consumption. The whole exotic animal trade is filled with a bunch selfish blood sucking devils across this planet.

Buying illegal wild animals in Kuwait is, as one local puts it, “as easy as acquiring a cupcake.” Pets have long been used as status symbols the world over, but citizens of the Gulf take the prize when it comes to keeping the most exotic, controversial species—most commonly, “big cat” cubs.

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Arab diplomat ROBBED of $3 MiLLION after leaving LONDON BANK

via Daily Mail

My question is which is not made clear by the story below is whether or not themoney was recovered.

Armed robbers held up an Arab diplomat outside a British bank after he withdrew £2million ‘spending money’ for his wealthy royal boss.

Three masked men allegedly struck as the embassy worker carried two cash-stuffed suitcases into a chauffeur-driven limo outside the National Bank of Dubai in Knightsbridge, west London.

One of the gang put a gun to the official’s head and yelled: ‘Give me the money or I’ll blow your brains out.’

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[pics] Tom Cruise hangs from tallest building in the world for Mission Impossible 4

This dude has absolutely no fears whatsoever. When the movie drops we will know if this is really him but knowing Tom Cruise don’t bet against him.

via People

The latest Mission: Impossible movie looks like a real high-wire act for Tom Cruise.

The actor, 48, was photographed filming a terrifying stunt for the film on Saturday in Dubai, dangling from the observation deck of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, as filmmakers shot an action sequence – and fans watched, hearts in mouths, some 2,700 feet below.

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Times Square Bomb Suspect Snatched Off Dubai Flight

That certainly was quick. They have arrested a suspect in the failed Times Square bomb plot, he is in a world of trouble, and probably wishes he just went to see the Lion King instead of trying to blow it up. More info from this strange case below:

The Connecticut man accused of plotting to blow up Times Square told investigators he is not connected to a larger terrorist organization, authorities said Tuesday.

“He’s claimed to have acted alone, but these are things that have to be investigated,” a law enforcement official told the Associated Press.

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The Dark Side of Dubai


via Financial Times

The wide, smiling face of Sheikh Mohammed – the absolute ruler of Dubai – beams down on his creation. His image is displayed on every other building, sandwiched between the more familiar corporate rictuses of Ronald McDonald and Colonel Sanders. This man has sold Dubai to the world as the city of One Thousand and One Arabian Lights, a Shangri-La in the Middle East insulated from the dust-storms blasting across the region. He dominates the Manhattan-manqué skyline, beaming out from row after row of glass pyramids and hotels smelted into the shape of piles of golden coins. And there he stands on the tallest building in the world – a skinny spike, jabbing farther into the sky than any other human construction in history.

But something has flickered in Sheikh Mohammed’s smile. The ubiquitous cranes have paused on the skyline, as if stuck in time. There are countless buildings half-finished, seemingly abandoned. In the swankiest new constructions – like the vast Atlantis hotel, a giant pink castle built in 1,000 days for $1.5bn on its own artificial island – where rainwater is leaking from the ceilings and the tiles are falling off the roof. This Neverland was built on the Never-Never – and now the cracks are beginning to show. Suddenly it looks less like Manhattan in the sun than Iceland in the desert.

Once the manic burst of building has stopped and the whirlwind has slowed, the secrets of Dubai are slowly seeping out. This is a city built from nothing in just a few wild decades on credit and ecocide, suppression and slavery. Dubai is a living metal metaphor for the neo-liberal globalised world that may be crashing – at last – into history. Continue reading

Is Dubai’s Economy the next to crash?

It seems that even the mighty Dubai has taken a major hit and it will be awhile before they really reveal how much damage the country has suffered in this economic downturn.


via NY Times

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Sofia, a 34-year-old Frenchwoman, moved here a year ago to take a job in advertising, so confident about Dubai’s fast-growing economy that she bought an apartment for almost $300,000 with a 15-year mortgage.

Now, like many of the foreign workers who make up 90 percent of the population here, she has been laid off and faces the prospect of being forced to leave this Persian Gulf city — or worse.

“I’m really scared of what could happen, because I bought property here,” said Sofia, who asked that her last name be withheld because she is still hunting for a new job. “If I can’t pay it off, I was told I could end up in debtors’ prison.”

With Dubai’s economy in free fall, newspapers have reported that more than 3,000 cars sit abandoned in the parking lot at the Dubai Airport, left by fleeing, debt-ridden foreigners (who could in fact be imprisoned if they failed to pay their bills). Some are said to have maxed-out credit cards inside and notes of apology taped to the windshield.


A-listers Party for the World’s Most Expensive Resort in Dubai


via Times Online

Kylie Minogue lead the star-studded arrivals at the opening of the lavish bash to launch the world’s most expensive holiday resort.

The lavish Palm Jumeirah man-made island in Dubai is throwing the most expensive private party ever staged – at a cost of more than £16million – to celebrate the opening of the $1.5bn hotel Atlantis on the centre of the island.

The Australian singer, 40, looked stunning as she arrived at the lavish resort dressed in a pink and black floral chiffon gown with flowing train and her blonde hair in a curly short hairdo.

More than 2,000 celebrities from all over the world are due to watch Kylie Minogue make her Middle East debut.

The party included a 60 minute set by Kylie – for which she was reportedly paid an astonishing £2million – and what has been billed as the world’s largest ever fireworks display reported to cost another £3million.

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Buyout bosses gather in Dubai as crisis continues

This country is still for $ale people. This is just a meeting where as greedy executives who have sold America are going to calm fears with investors in the Middle East who have lost big time and are thinking about pulling their money out and going elsewhere. So please dont mistake this as a meeting to save the American public who are feeling the brunt of this economic meltdown.

via Reuters

“Imagine a private meeting in a room far from the US; a decision is quietly made and billions of dollars that were invested here find a new and more hospitable home,” wrote Schwarzman in a recent column in the Financial Times. “Or billions of dollars that could have been invested here are reallocated to other more benign markets.”

High profile investments have included U.S. bank Citigroup Inc (C.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), which in January raised $12.5 billion from a private sale of convertible preferred securities to investors, including Kuwait and Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal. Citigroup’s shares have lost about half their value this year.

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Dubai: The City of the FUTURE Is Here

As Street Knowledge prepares their expansion into this desert oasis we thought we’d share with our readership why Dubai is the destination of the future. Here are some current projects in development and some that are slated to convene in the very near future. I would love to see one of America’s cities swing into the digital age and outfit itself like this!

Dubai Towers

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Ghostface and Sam Jack Don’t Make the Cut In Iron Man


peeped @ The Playlist

UPDATE : From Rich Johnston/ Lying In The Gutter

One thing missing from the film was the much-touted end of movie scene with Samuel Jackson as Nick Fury. I understand from British Film classification sources that the scene is in the print that they’ve approved for general release, but not in premiere or preview screenings, so as not to spoil the um.. surprise… bugger. Anyway, he’s recruiting for a group called The Avengers.

We regrettably report that Ghostface Killah and Samuel Jackson did not make the final cut and will not appear in the upcoming summer blockbuster “Iron Man” as previously reported. While details remain sketchy it was rumored that Ghost shot a piece as a sheik in Dubai while Samuel had a bit part as Nick Fury. Neither made the cut and apparently ended up on the cutting room floor. Hopefully they’ll make it to the DVD version. Oh well there goes my dreams of seeing Starks alongside Starks, swagg splashin’ in his full-length robe!

Universal Studios, Marvel Entertainment and Seaworld To Open in Middle East…

Source: Breibart/AP

Wonder Woman, King Kong and Shrek are heading for the Persian Gulf as part of the rush to build what could become the world\'s largest theme park playground.

In historic news, Universal Studios, Marvel Entertainment and Seaworld are building billion dollar theme parks in the Middle East. Dubai and Abu Dhabi located in the Arab Emirates will be the locations for these parks which will be a first and raises the questions if they can attract a significant Muslim population. Full story below:

Investors, studios and park operators are all aiming to cash in on what some observers call the Middle East’s decades-long fascination with American culture. Hollywood movies are popular in the region, and Western fashions are hot commodities among residents who travel abroad.

“On the one hand, they hate America. On the other hand they love America to the bone,” said Michael Izady, an expert on Middle East culture who reaches history at Pace University in New York.

The theme park market is open—with no major facilities currently operating in the Middle East.

The projects are no-brainers for the entertainment companies that have jumped at what amounts to free brand expansions with no capital at risk. Few details have been provided about the deals, which entertainment companies simply describe as licensing arrangements for intellectual property and help on designing the parks and attractions, with no mention of possible royalty payments.

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