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Monday, 18 June 2012

18 June 2012. RIA-Novosti Presents… Best Skyscrapers of the World in 2012

The Palazzo Lombardia in Milano (Milano Province. Lombardia Region) ITALY won recognition as the best skyscraper in EuropeThe International Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat compiled a list of the best skyscrapers in the world, giving awards to five buildings.

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The height of the 39-storey Palazzo Lombardia, the seat of the regional government, reaches 161 metres (528 feet). Construction on the tower was complete in 2010, costing about 400 million Euros.

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The Council voted Absolute World Towers in Mississauga (Peel Region) ON CANADA the best skyscraper in North and South America.

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The height of the first tower is almost 180 metres (591 feet) (56 floors); the second is 161 metres (528 feet) (50 floors) tall.

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The best tower in Asia and Australia was 1 Bligh Street, built in Sydney (Cumberland County) NSW AUSTRALIA in 2011.

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The 29-storey 1 Bligh Street reaches 154 metres (505 feet) in height.

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In Africa and the Middle East, the best skyscraper is the Doha Tower in Doha (Ad Dawhah Municipality) QATAR.

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The 238-metre (781 feet)-high Doha Tower offices contains office space.

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Al Bahar Towers in Abu Dhabi (Emirate of Abu Dhabi) UAE won the special prize “for innovation”. The façade of the building opens and closes, depending on the movement of the sun.

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15 June 2012

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/photolents/20120615/673758933.html

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

7 June 2011. A Russian POV… The Revolution in Yemen… Shall it Succeed?

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THIS is the world of Globalisation… that’s what the people of Yemen are rising against. They’re sick n’ tired of the American puppet junta running the country, but their American-lickspittle dictator just scarpered off to the KSA, supposedly for medical treatment… perhaps, he wants Saudi tanks to reinstall him the way that they crushed the people’s revolt in Bahrain. It’s NOT over yet, kids… the multinational Corporatists are heartless, godless, vicious, and without the slightest scrap of scruple… just look at Dropout Scott Walker’s attempt to crush working people in Wisconsin.

In a related vein, Tim Pawlenty‘s demented plan to eliminate all taxes on the inheritances and investments of the rich is of a piece with this… you see, anyone who advocates no taxation of the rich usually agrees with maximal repression of ordinary people, which leads to what you see here. If you want this in the USA… vote for the GOP Tea Party scummers. If you don’t want this here, hold your nose, and vote AGAINST them (Barry and Ike will applaud you from Heaven). We DO outnumber them, after all…

BMD

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

24 May 2011. A Point to Ponder… Your Tax Dollars at Work… See What They Buy…

Child labourers in Karachi PAKISTAN

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Child labourer in Islamabad PAKISTAN

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Guest workers in Dubai UAE… they call it “the city without a soul”…

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12 Pakistani workers live in this one apartment…

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THIS is the sort of world that the Republican Party wants… it wants to oppress working people in the Third World to line their pockets (just as they support repressive “Right to Work” laws in the USA). Where did the money from the Republican “tax cuts” go? It went to “outsourcing”. Instead of investing in this country, the fatcats put their money into compliant Third World kleptocracies. The local bully boys brutalised the local work force… until the people could take it no more and they revolted. That’s one of the major reasons why the recent disturbances in the Middle East took place. Can you see why America is hated and the target of terrorists? To end terrorism, we should end the GOP tax cuts to the rich, end our support of dictatorships, and end the outsourcing of American industry (through a reasonable tax policy that would tax domestic investment much less than income from foreign sources)… then, we wouldn’t be seen as oppressors and the supporters of dictators. Shall we do it? I’m NOT holding my breath, kids…

The Patriot Act won’t keep us secure if the USA uses force (either directly or through its proxies) in order to prop up repressive juntas throughout the Third World in order to line greedy businessmen’s pockets. It’s quite that simple…

BMD 

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