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Old 04-11-2013, 10:25 PM   #1
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Dubai's new police car

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - In a city of boundless bling, Dubai police also are in hot pursuit after adding a nearly $550,000 Lamborghini to its fleet.

The sports car, painted in green-and-white colors of the Dubai force, will not likely be roaring after law breakers. Instead, it will be mostly dispatched to tourist areas to show - in the words of deputy police director, Gen. Khamis Matter al-Muzaina - "how classy Dubai is."

Local media reports Thursday say the Italian-made Lamborghini Aventador is the crown jewel of a wider upgrade in Dubai police wheels. The force also is adding some American muscle car Camaros.

Dubai seeks to show it has rebounded from its debt crisis with brash plans that include the world's largest Ferris wheel and a satellite city named after the city-state's ruler.
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Lots more useful than the pile of BAGPIPES "Homeland Security" is purchasing.
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Lots more useful than the pile of BAGPIPES "Homeland Security" is purchasing.

Hey, I used to play the bagpipes! (not very well though)
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According to the holy Messiah, it is better to give them the money to afford these cars than drill our own oil. Say what?
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According to the holy Messiah, it is better to give them the money to afford these cars than drill our own oil. Say what?
Dubai doesn't have oil, or not enough to make any difference. The emirate in the UAE that has all the oil is Abu Dhabi. Dubai was built on trade, and that and tourism are the primary sources of the country's wealth although these days investments make up a good share of the country's income, too.

The US doesn't get much or any of its oil from the Middle East anyway.
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Dubai doesn't have oil, or not enough to make any difference. The emirate in the UAE that has all the oil is Abu Dhabi. Dubai was built on trade, and that and tourism are the primary sources of the country's wealth although these days investments make up a good share of the country's income, too.

The US doesn't get much or any of its oil from the Middle East anyway.
But we like to sell it to Europe.
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But we like to sell it to Europe.
And China. Many of the tankers we see waiting to load (not unload) at the Anacortes, Cherry Point, and Ferndale refineries are flying the Chinese (PRC) flag.

Same thing with the coal being loaded at the big coal ports in BC and in the not-too-distant future in Washington State. A lot of it is, and will be, headed for China.

I've read recently that in the approaching future the US will become the largest energy exporter in the world what with oil and natural gas (pumped/shale/fracked), and coal.
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There's a reason we've been importing for years.
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Old 04-19-2013, 03:26 PM   #9
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If you can get a better price for oil, gas, and coal from overseas markets than you can from domestic markets, and the profit from selling domestic oil, gas, and coal overseas exceeds the cost of importing the same products from overseas, then the only thing that makes business sense is to sell your domestic energy products overseas and import the energy products for sale in the domestic market and sell them for more than it costs you to import them. So you make two profits, not just one. From a business sense, it seems to me to be a win-win.
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