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Old 03-20-07, 09:31 AM   #21476
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Oh man Hong Kong duty free, Mild 7s and $48,000 scotch, what more does a man need?
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Oh man Hong Kong duty free, Mild 7s and $48,000 scotch, what more does a man need?
All the absolutely ******** sh*t at the dubai duty free. There is always a lambo and a bentley there ready to be won by a lucky raffle contestant. There is also a palm tree made of gold bricks. The dubai duty free has its own international tennis tournament. There is a yearly contest where a duty free shooper wins a bunch of gold and diamonds. next years contest will be for 143 kilos of gold and 16 carats of diamonds. I think thats over the luggage allowance for most airlines... Its a major income for Dubai, and in typical fashion ridiculously overdone.
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See here's how I see it.

Hong Kong is like a family with old money. They've had it for so long they can't remember what it would be like to be without it. So, while totally over the top and extravagant, it somehow seems normal when your there.

The emirates (Dubai, Quatar, UAE etc) are like new money, so amazed that they have it that they have to show just how much they have ALL the time.

I wouldn't mind all this if I didn't live in a city that feels like the ******** brother who needs an assistant to get dressed.
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Old 03-20-07, 09:49 AM   #21479
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I liked the duty free in Columbo, Sri Lanka. Only place I've seen fridges and washing machines at a duty free.
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143 kilos of gold and 16 carats of diamonds.
I'm bad at math but 143 kilos is 5043.61 (aprox) ounces. 1 ounce of gold today is selling for 659.30 US. Therefore, the gold alone is worth $3 325 252.07 US.

That's better than the Princess Margaret Hospital lottery!

Imagine the sweet rapper "grill" you could have on your teeth. Flava Flav would be your *****!
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16 carats in diamond would be close to 3 mil depending on cut quality and clarity
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next years contest will be for 143 kilos of gold and 16 carats of diamonds. I think thats over the luggage allowance for most airlines...
Well screw you guys then! I'm buyin' my own plane.
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It needs cleaning up but otherwise in great shape. I dont want to divulge exactly what I paid for it but suffice it to say I paid less than my last bottle of single malt scotch. SCORE!
what will the likelihood be of pics getting posted??
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Old 03-20-07, 10:22 AM   #21484
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Well screw you guys then! I'm buyin' my own plane.
I'd rather just steal my fortune, Heat style.
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16 carats in diamond would be close to 3 mil depending on cut quality and clarity
?...don't buy a lot of jewellery I'm guessing.

Carat size Cost per carat (US$) Total cost (US$)
0.5 carat (50 points) 3,000 1,500
1.0 carat 6,500 6,500
1.5 carats 8,500 12,750
2.0 carats 13,000 26,000
3.0 carats 17,000 51,000
5.0 carats 23,000 115,000
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Give it a rest. Its impossible to estimate how much it would cost. It could be 100 .16 carat diamonds which would not go for 'that much' or it could be two 8 carat diamonds or one 16 carat diamond that could easily go for millions. They don't say though so put your dick back in your pants.

Also keep telling your dad to buy your mom more bling. Takes attention away from her face. Diamonds are the biggest scam on earth.
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Diamonds are the biggest scam on earth.
Are you sure about that?



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Scam?...but it comes with "genuine" Swarovski crystals on the bottle. makes it worth the price shurely.
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Old 03-20-07, 12:32 PM   #21489
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Give it a rest. Its impossible to estimate how much it would cost. It could be 100 .16 carat diamonds which would not go for 'that much' or it could be two 8 carat diamonds or one 16 carat diamond that could easily go for millions. They don't say though so put your dick back in your pants.

Also keep telling your dad to buy your mom more bling. Takes attention away from her face. Diamonds are the biggest scam on earth.
There's also a lot of social manipulation involved with the diamond industry. DeBeers is probably the most evil entity on the entire face of the planet - they pretty much control the entire market.

There was a very interesting article on digg a while back about this.

Like 666 ^ 666

Here it is: http://www.theatlantic.com/doc/198202/diamond

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Old 03-20-07, 12:42 PM   #21490
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rob, buy this:
http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/297319693.html
cheap cheap
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Old 03-20-07, 12:45 PM   #21491
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Along those lines. For today only PBK is selling Conti GP4000's for $30 cad shipped.
http://www.probikekit.com/display.php?code=Y2020

I'd buy those, but I don't have a geared bike anymore. Interesting accessory here:

http://toronto.craigslist.org/bik/296637246.html
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I know, thats why I find it funny when people brag about how much they spend on diamonds. Hooray, you're getting some dudes in Antwerp unbelievably rich wasting your money on a product with artificially inflated prices that is useless in your application. I am waiting for when they perfect diamond generation so debeers can be forced out of business for good. They have made incredible 10 carat 'artificial' (still 100% authentic) diamonds, so its not far away. Then we can use diamonds excessively for industrial purposes and tools and actually make use of their amazing hardness and other physical properties.

Diamonds are trashy in my opinion. Put them on saw blades!
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They have made incredible 10 carat 'artificial' (still 100% authentic) diamonds, so its not far away.
No doubt Debeers is going to be doing everything they can to subvert these developements.
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Good luck. Business is business. Even if you're freaking evil.
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There are currently two startups in Florida manufacturing Diamonds..Wired back issue somewhere.
Can't be told from the real thing as they are the real thing. the market they want though is diamond based computer processors as opposed to silicone....thus bringing us upto the kind of clock speeds that will really bring the Information age to fruition...worth more than bling in the long run.. They are trying to figure out now how to "grow" them in sheets.
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They are already trying to differentiate their product by extolling the virtues of diamonds "au naturel". Bastards should die in a fire.
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They have made incredible 10 carat 'artificial' (still 100% authentic) diamonds, so its not far away. Then we can use diamonds excessively for industrial purposes and tools and actually make use of their amazing hardness and other physical properties.

Diamonds are trashy in my opinion. Put them on saw blades!
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such a good book
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That just reminded me of the crazy nanotech in Idoru by gibson. Those little bastards were building entire cities that constantly reconfigured themselves. Pretty sweet. I need to read more cyberpunk. All i have right now is a selection of short stories and excerpts by PK Dick
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Stephenson's vision of a nanotech embedded world is complete and fantastically detailed.
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