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  1. Didn't see a thread about the Hajj this year. I figured it was deserving of one. According to the state-operated statistical authority, about 2.35 million pilgrims have made it this year to perform the rituals. Over 3 million pilgrims used to perform Hajj about a decade go. That has since been shrunk down due to all the projects going on in and around Makkah to accommodate larger numbers. The ongoing projects are now being completed, so we'll see an expansion in the number of pilgrims over the coming few years; they want to reach 5 million pilgrims at steady state. Some images from this year's Hajj:
  2. This news is about a month old, but... GTA V is one of the biggest entertainment releases ever. If you assume Rockstar got $15 on average for every game shipped, that would mean they got 1.2 billion dollars to the studio. Of course, if we assume each game sold at an average of $35, GTA V generated a little under $3.6 billion in direct total revenue to date (comparable metric to movies). That aside from revenue generated online. It may be the biggest third party game ever. I think the only games that have sold more have been first-party Nintendo titles that were bundled to **** and back. https://www.gamespot.com/articles/red-dead-redemption-2s-new-release-window-narrowed/1100-6450270/ It may reach 90 or even 100 million when GTA 6 comes out.
  3. Haha. Still remember the good ol' days (like 7-8 years ago)? You only have 62 posts. What was your username before? Those days were absolute fun. I don't play video games anymore... I haven't touched a game in two years, and even then, it was a game every two years.
  4. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/we-just-breached-the-410-ppm-threshold-for-co2/?WT.mc_id=SA_FB_ENGYSUS_NEWS "The world just passed another round-numbered climate milestone. Scientists predicted it would happen this year and lo and behold, it has." Let's further ignore those with the necessary information...
  5. Yes. We should worry about trace CO2 concentrations in the grand scheme of things. We also fight wars over trace quantities of materials that store large amounts of energy. There are moons and planets with oceans of methane, yet our scarce availability of natural gas and oil has caused wars.
  6. On a similar note, Malthus was terribly wrong about his population projections. What I'm saying, however, is a fact. In addition to China's investments in cleaner energy (which is a fact), Saudi Arabia's energy price reforms will yield lower carbon emissions. Those factors will undoubtedly have positive effects on global emissions by 2020.
  7. It's pretty clear that the US and China are the number 1 and 2 CO2 polluters globally. With that said, Saudi Arabia is the 9th largest CO2 emitter in the world. This, while only being the 20th largest economy. Its low fuel prices to industry and other consumers have resulted in inefficient power generation and fuel consumption. The country is looking to raise fuel prices in the coming years. So we will see the 9th-largest carbon emitter fall back, helping the world's emission levels. CO2 emissions in power generation can be greatly reduced by increasing fuel prices. Especially if higher electricity prices cause a sharp decline in demand. Moreover, its highly energy- and carbon-intensive industries, like cement manufacturing and petrochemicals, have opportunity to mitigate emissions in light of increasing fuel prices.
  8. Let's just say I was crushed playing tackle football one time, and never have I played tackle again.
  9. I weight 144 lbs without clothes on. I need to gain weight. I'm 5'10". I walk a lot. I walk around 2 miles a day.
  10. You'll have the largest thread on these boards with all the bumping you'll be doing.
  11. The republican party is disgusting. Throw that pile of trash where it belongs. The Obamas' fist bump was a terrorist gesture? Really? ED Hill and her like-minded republican comrades (including many at Faux News) portray all that is wrong in this world. They portray ignorance.
  12. National polls show both Hillary or Obama would beat McCain in the popular vote. (The poll says nothing about electoral votes so one can't make a claim either way.) McCain is done. As more and more of the public are exposed to his lacking knowledge in economic and foreign policy issues, he will continue to fall. McCain, as with Bush, doesn't realize that we live in a globalized world. They think they can follow Teddy Roosevelt's ideology and be successful in present times. They are wrong. Their foreign policies will continue to be detrimental to US cause internationally.