We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Anyone care to guess the location of the soon-to-be tallest skyscraper in the world? If you logically said Malaysia, or Taiwan, or even New York with its new World Trade Center site plans, you'd be wrong. Actual location: Dubai, lately of the United Arab Emirates, which has recently completed the foundations for what will not only be the world's biggest skyscraper, but tallest man-made structure, beating out even Toronto's dizzying CN tower for the title. (Here's a list of the tallest towers currently standing, though as the footnote states, a handful of radio masts stand even taller than these).
Now, while I have to admit that constructing a building like this in Dubai - not exactly one of the great metropolises of the world - can only be for the sake of image, the design does look quite cool and sleek, and it certainly is like nothing else that has ever been built. Check out the official site for the project here.