Exploring Dubai’s Empty $13 Billion Man-Made Islands

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    The World Islands. A collection of 300 man-made islands built off the coast of Dubai to resemble an outline of the EARTH FROM THE SKY… Yet, after $13 billion was spent to complete them they’ve mostly been sitting there empty... I couldn’t believe this place actually existed.
    So as a first stop on my trip I flew to Dubai to understand what happened and what their future holds… What are your thoughts? Amazing or too crazy of an idea?
    Thank you to @MyDubai and @VisitDubai for helping us get in touch with the creators of these islands and for letting us go out to see the restricted areas.
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Yes Theory
Yes Theory

Hey there, thank you for watching :) I've really missed making videos consistently so I'm very happy to be back. I'm sure this year has had so many ups and downs for all of you as well so I hope to share some positivity through these stories I've captured. This is the first one out of my trip and I've got plenty more coming your way. Let me know what you think in the comments and I'll see you again soon

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William Mironov
William Mironov

I don't wanna dissapoint you buth your not the first guest. One of my stepmoms family members from Kyrgyzstan was in "country Sweden" if I remember it right, it was a long time ago.

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Tanvi shah
Tanvi shah

W

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Tanvi shah
Tanvi shah

Aw

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darthgufus
darthgufus

I'm a big fan but I don't like how you guys are not wearing a mask. You should be the example of how's going to be traveling for the upcoming months and how we should take care of the countries we visit.

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Benny Bennazi
Benny Bennazi

Song at the end?

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Bee Vocal Choir
Bee Vocal Choir

Thomas does the most amazing videos 👌

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Misty Rivers
Misty Rivers

Its beautiful but its a fake island and it may affect the natural environment of the SEA

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Pepins Spot
Pepins Spot

The use of mask is patchy at best. That's how the virus infections is accelerating.

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Gerhard Nagl
Gerhard Nagl

So what is the name of the chairman you met?

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Mud Gaming
Mud Gaming

Question 1. How do they get electric. Question 2. How did they get the sand to stay

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Naamy19X9
Naamy19X9

This was way cooler than I anticipated. Second video i've watched about these islands but the 1st one was very impersonal and not as detailed. Quite cool.

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Your Mother’s Lover
Your Mother’s Lover

You look like Joey graceffa’s straight bro

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Big Street Food
Big Street Food

♥️Thank you so much this is awesome 👏 👍 Anyone readings this comment please support us, thank you♥️✊

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joel kodjoua
joel kodjoua

you can watch my vlog in Egypt by using the link below https://youtu.be/mMYOcQqVVuM

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Emil Drtikul
Emil Drtikul

Ads are getting smarter.

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Itz Witz
Itz Witz

Wow!

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Bishop Comeau
Bishop Comeau

Ahhhh buddy throw over Toronto

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Fabian Kaczmarczyk
Fabian Kaczmarczyk

Its like a hunger games map so by the end of the pandemic 1 person from each country gets a Island and they fight eachothet

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YannickFilms
YannickFilms

What an awesome project! I'm so interested to see it evolve now that I know about it! :D

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Zam Adventure
Zam Adventure

https://youtu.be/5vheEp5Nlr8 Amazing videos from Australia - subscribe for more 👌

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XtinaLucia
XtinaLucia

"Libinon!"

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Hana uwu
Hana uwu

as a person who lived in dubai for my entire life, yalls comments and assumptions are hilarious BYE

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Stone Cold Crazy
Stone Cold Crazy

Why don't you spit some facts on the reality of Dubai?

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Bots Nots
Bots Nots

YOU REALLY NEED TO GET A NICE HAIRCUT AND SHAVE THAT MINGING BEARD OFF YOUR FACE

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Manatees RCool
Manatees RCool

I remember finding these randomly scrolling around google earth and i didnt believe it at first, i want to go on vacation there once covid is done

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Rowdy vlogs #SPEAK UP. STANDUP RISEUP
Rowdy vlogs #SPEAK UP. STANDUP RISEUP

please come o india hyderabad ciy

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ZAAP ZAAP
ZAAP ZAAP

Beautiful

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Brandon
Brandon

cause america stopped funding this bullshit....

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Stone Cold Crazy
Stone Cold Crazy

That's just flat out ignorant.

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Glenn Hertel
Glenn Hertel

Well it seems like maybe some knowledge and resources on Island Building and ReNourishing.

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Malik 007
Malik 007

Best spot for honeymoon 😜

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Immortal Eternal
Immortal Eternal

Wouldn't it be great if they created a miniature-world-village represented by a small community of few families from each country, around 10. 220 or so countries, 2000 or so families, 8000 or so people living together in peace and harmony in a united nations of utopian sustainable co-existence... wait a minute. Oops, forgive me, i got carried away. Star wars is more realistic than this fiction.

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TheMan79187
TheMan79187

Hey Thomas, Love your hair and beard 😍

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Roni
Roni

When he said hes the first person to stay at the islands overnight, only to go there and find a bunch of workers, the chairman, and the hundreds of builders probably residing there until the build is finished with! Very impressive project indeed, the environmental aspect of recycling and use of materials is great, although seen lots of concrete at the next door island.. still a great effort... probably will turn to become places for the rich/famous

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Moritz Fussball
Moritz Fussball

I love your Positivity

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blueburaq
blueburaq

This channel is so underrated

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Lisa Love
Lisa Love

Textiles are the leading cause of landfills in 3rd world countries where they are produced

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Valerie Mac Fair
Valerie Mac Fair

Too superficial! Look again. Petrodollars PAID for these expensive experiments, but WHO does the ACTUAL work, and under what conditions? The Arab tradition of slave ownership never moved much out of the sands of time, the outrageous workforce records in these places are SHOCKING beyond belief, the concepts of "workers' rights", minimum wage" etc. a far distant mirage in the desert of hopelessness, broken bodies and dreams of a better life!

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Toby Clark
Toby Clark

Earth SMP irl

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Morgan Adams Home
Morgan Adams Home

How much di this cost to make dude

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Andy Vasquez
Andy Vasquez

Maaaan this is crazyyyyy!

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Devin Clark
Devin Clark

Have you guys considered going to Plymouth Montserrat? That would be interesting. Also I want to genuinely thank you for making this content. I’ve been on a bender catching up on your videos that I literally haven’t sept these past two nights just so stoked about your videos. My life is boring but my imagination is very very strong and the way you guys put it together I almost feel like I’m there. Thank you! 🙏🏾

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With infinity
With infinity

Go to South Pole.. That would be great.

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Glenn Hertel
Glenn Hertel

While some Islands are sinking and the inhabitants loose everything, It's nice to know People with Money to Burn Care So Much.

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Valerie Mac Fair
Valerie Mac Fair

@Glenn Hertel TO LOSE [lu:z]= to misplace an object, to no longer possess something. LOOSE [lu:s ]= a word describing something: "your shoelace is loose" "let the horses go loose" etc.

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Glenn Hertel
Glenn Hertel

@Valerie Mac Fair ???

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Valerie Mac Fair
Valerie Mac Fair

*lose verb /loose adverb

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Justin
Justin

Five minutes of environment marketing shit...flies to oil producing Dubai

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Ridwan Afwan Karim Fauzi
Ridwan Afwan Karim Fauzi

Imagine being that rich

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Aitor Ng Pons
Aitor Ng Pons

Why Doesn’t the sand just erod with all the water. Like it seems very sketch

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Stone Cold Crazy
Stone Cold Crazy

There's a boulder break water wall just out past the islands to slow erosion

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KingSam20k
KingSam20k

He should of brought a girl

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McBubba
McBubba

Duhh mr beast challenge last to leave island

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Pate Futch
Pate Futch

This is going to be one of those places where in 100 years they’ll be completely inhabited and talked about how they were deserted in our time

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The Unreal Thick Sunny
The Unreal Thick Sunny

It's in the Bible. A fool builds his Castle on sand

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melancholy 20
melancholy 20

your wallet will feel like you're in the city hahaha

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melancholy 20
melancholy 20

stupid! heard of world hunger?!

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gassed up
gassed up

What about Tsunamis?.🥰

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melancholy 20
melancholy 20

I want a hoodie please! thank youuuuu😘💕

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Yaney Galapon
Yaney Galapon

Niceeee documentation. Been curious too for a long time 😊

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bettiepagebombshell
bettiepagebombshell

Kuwait also made some artificial (man made) islands which are still open to investment and apparently from what I've seen they took many more precautions and as a result the impact on sea life wasn't as bad... but I'm sure it was worse than just using the land we already have.

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Jindujun
Jindujun

No joke, this is my all time favorite channel on YouTube. I love you guys and your message to the world so much. Love from Germany

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Treva May
Treva May

Wow! Wow! Wow!

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Jp Adan
Jp Adan

Shouldn't you be wearing a mask????

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Chloe Miranda
Chloe Miranda

Maybe that’s why on Snapchat there’s little islands on the Snapchat map that exactly looks like where he went but the island on snap is America but they’re all separate into islanda

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seeni gzty
seeni gzty

These people have more connections than some celebs and politicians

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jfrockon
jfrockon

Dude, that place is pretty awesome. The view of the city at night, outstanding.

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seeni gzty
seeni gzty

islands and has 2 proper cities on it with many towns surrounding it, functioning perfectly. There is a saying: "god created the earth, but the Dutch created The Netherlands".

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Austin Renwick
Austin Renwick

Great job guys ❤️🔥 #seek_discomfort

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Kendall Reid
Kendall Reid

go watch Liberty Vlogs Yes Theory video!!

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dettal
dettal

How could a decent person promote projects which are presently playing such a destructive role within our global environment ? Dubai is a shame

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monicas madhouse
monicas madhouse

this would be a great beginning to a horror movie

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Cesar S.
Cesar S.

Rich people go to the Bahamas, even richier people recreate the Bahamas on their own city

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G life
G life

It's not a good idea to fight nature why make islands when you have a large desert that you could have water all around

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Ilvie Wittek
Ilvie Wittek

Nice Doku but These are not Villas.. 🤭

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Ilvie Wittek
Ilvie Wittek

Thinking about Nature, watching this . 😒😔

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Rafael wjafune
Rafael wjafune

Deym

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CV19.1 CLEANSES TRASH OUR METER COUNT READS ZERO
CV19.1 CLEANSES TRASH OUR METER COUNT READS ZERO

SO BACHA (Indee) GG5 IS LOCKING YOU DOWN AND FINALLY PUTTING YOU TO REST.GOOD LOCK DOWNS AND RIDDANCE THIS DAYS.

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Cyp3
Cyp3

Is there any nature there? No plants? No animals? Looks like sterile death to me.

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JIMIN FAN
JIMIN FAN

He kinda looks like Justin Bieber

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fgrion
fgrion

how did they bring all building materials to the island, by boat? no they tied them on the back of the workers... avoiding asking stup!d questions might be a good start.

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Roni
Roni

🤣🤣🤣👍🏻

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Yustin Waters
Yustin Waters

Itsfunny that the same idiots that are causing global warming would build islands that will be under water soon

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Regina Hallie
Regina Hallie

Diego Maradona has died aged 60. May he Rest in Peace. / Maradona falleció a los 60 años. DEP.

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steekle7
steekle7

The audacity of this chairman bloke. Daring to say they are the first creating land like this. I guess he never heard of The Netherlands. Most of our country is made of reclaimed land from the sea. For our latest edition, Flevoland, we diked of an entire sea. Made a lake from it and created the islands of Flevoland which is much bigger then Dubai's shitty islands and has 2 proper cities on it with many towns surrounding it, functioning perfectly. There is a saying: "god created the earth, but the Dutch created The Netherlands".

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Hazel Clark
Hazel Clark

Awewsome ✨ Keep On Keeping On! 💫 One day at a time! ✈️ Without a doubt! 🌈 🫀⚖️🧠

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Ngodat Giaphu
Ngodat Giaphu

Yang pilih Allah like yang pilih Dajjal abaikan.

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Sk 360
Sk 360

You guys should visit Pakistan too 🇵🇰♥️

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Sk 360
Sk 360

Just W0W 🤩♥️

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ISellTurbos
ISellTurbos

because their for sale

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Lionel ADAM
Lionel ADAM

13 billion, not finish, nobody...

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Jacques Hanna
Jacques Hanna

Island hopping just got a lot better 🏝

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Josh Cook
Josh Cook

If your really worried about world health...why would you travel internationally during a world wide pandemic?

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Amelia O’Connell
Amelia O’Connell

Y0uTube is simping over Yes Theory

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padraic gallagher
padraic gallagher

Dude where is your mask

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Nuclear_ Fussion
Nuclear_ Fussion

hahaha all that islands will get demolish by a storm so much for the work huh

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MD. Tajbib Rahman
MD. Tajbib Rahman

When YouTube got paid to comment here...

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Sianspheric
Sianspheric

Everyone is wearing a mask except the one dude who boarding an international flight from the country with the most covid cases on Earth. Interesting move.

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Frankiecoast
Frankiecoast

This guy is a total BETA MALE..

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kolim jone
kolim jone

The damage these islands have done to the sea is insane

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Valerie Mac Fair
Valerie Mac Fair

How so, please explain.

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piers anthony
piers anthony

“Seek discomfort” stays at a 5 star hotel

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kolim jone
kolim jone

When YouTube comments on the video you know its good

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leif holden
leif holden

Great video fam, I was always wanting to see what they had gotten done, as all other videos I had seen, were just a story and fly by video..

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Provin Ripon
Provin Ripon

Those islands are a waste of money with rising sea levels it’s only a matter of time

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L'imparfaite qui a son mot à dire
L'imparfaite qui a son mot à dire

This is so beautiful! Hope someday, I'll be able to go visit this magnificent place!

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mehrdad rastgaran
mehrdad rastgaran

As a point to think about, Persian Gulf -not dubai but nearby lands -already had dozens and dozens of NATURAL islands most of em uninhabited and not much happening.

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Demonoce
Demonoce

Wtf first YouTube comments on this Chanel then not luc who’s next

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Jensen Howell
Jensen Howell

Yes theory: we have lots of fun while you watch and wish you were there

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Blue Tiger Inc Studios
Blue Tiger Inc Studios

I've been living in Dubai my whole life and I haven't even stepped 1km near this place

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FBI KQ
FBI KQ

Wait what is the purpose of the islands

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Diz Shiz
Diz Shiz

More environmentally Friendly ? ... Did you forget the plane you just stepped off ? Its a shame coz i really liked this channel and what it stands for ... I have been seeking discomfort and its worked out for me a lot 👍🏽 But you must see the irony of stepping off a jet and then claiming to be trying to be environmentally friendly ? I doubt you will even read this.... But if you do it might make more sense to address the conflict in what your doing 🤷🏽‍♂️

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Darlene Mathison
Darlene Mathison

they should maybe take Islamic refugees give them somewhere to live ...

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Darlene Mathison
Darlene Mathison

beautiful but to bad they use slave labor to build these places. Taking away the workers pass ports and make them live in squalor :( i would never give them my money

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