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Old August 10th, 2010, 01:40 PM   #5001
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no worries if we run out of oil we will build the largest solar plant to light up the middle east with our sun.
Why wait? Build some of these: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=166806
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Old August 10th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #5002
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very nice progress
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Old August 10th, 2010, 04:33 PM   #5003
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30 years ago, 70% of saudi income was from oil

today its 40% (other sectors are higher)

not to mention saudi is now building over 40 new universities and 7 new economic cities (one which will house 1.5 million people)

a train that will connect 8 countries including saudi.

no worries if we run out of oil we will build the largest solar plant to light up the middle east with our sun.

if we run out of oil, u will be hit hard as well.
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At present non-oil manufacturing only provides 10 per scent of Saudi GDP and less than six per cent of total employment.
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*That's from October 2007, but I guess that there hasn't been such a huge change since then.

Saudi Arabia's oil won't be needed before it runs out: The world slowly shifts into renewable sources, and almost every country in the world has enough of them in order to self-sustain its energy needs. Nobody will need the Saudi sun in the Middle East because everyone in the Middle East has more than enough sun anyway.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #5004
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if we run out of oil, u will be hit hard as well.
It's going to be hard to adapt...
Unlike Europe, we have wide open spaces and really the only way to get places quickly is by car. Riding a bike 5, 10, 15 miles or more to work just isn't going to happen. I can see electric cars taking off, but we'd need a system of charging stations, which I don't see plans for yet.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 05:20 PM   #5005
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Old August 10th, 2010, 05:45 PM   #5006
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I have high hopes for this one, hopefully we will see the top section face done by the start of Ramadan !!
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Old August 10th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #5007
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Old August 10th, 2010, 06:26 PM   #5008
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Old August 10th, 2010, 07:51 PM   #5009
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I want to lick it.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 08:24 PM   #5010
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WoW Viva Mecca, land of prophets =)
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Old August 10th, 2010, 08:36 PM   #5011
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How much gold was used for the tower? What is it's value?
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Old August 10th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #5012
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Old August 10th, 2010, 09:36 PM   #5013
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I can't wait to see it at 4:20.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 11:09 PM   #5014
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LOL. I'm pretty sure the vast majority of Saudis are unaware of what the significance of 4:20 is.
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Old August 10th, 2010, 11:35 PM   #5015
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I'm pretty sure u don't know either...... u high ?
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Old August 11th, 2010, 12:48 AM   #5016
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i think still 480m?
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Old August 11th, 2010, 01:01 AM   #5017
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LOL. I'm pretty sure the vast majority of Saudis are unaware of what the significance of 4:20 is.
you must be really high (perhaps STONED??) to be sure about something you know absolutely nothing about it
by the way..
what you think reminds me of this:
[IMG]http://i302.photobucket.com/albums/nn92/shelly****13/towely.jpg[/IMG]

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Old August 11th, 2010, 01:59 AM   #5018
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Old August 11th, 2010, 02:10 AM   #5019
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Looking foreward to seeing how they are going to build the large Crescent at the Top.
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Old August 11th, 2010, 03:53 AM   #5020
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Only 29 meters to become the second tallest of the world, leaving Taipei 101 behind!!!!
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