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(Bloomberg)   When the Saudi king rolls into Moscow, he rolls DEEP, with a 1,500-person "squad," food, furniture, servants and carpets from home, and his own portable golden escalator   ( bloomberg.com) divider line
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2017-10-06 11:11:25 AM  
...and here I am, excited that I have my own mug at work.
 
2017-10-06 11:20:25 AM  
As an Alzheimer's patient,  they are trying to keep his enviornment as similar as possible.

They take as much gold-plated crap as they can for Trump too.  Just...noting...
 
2017-10-06 11:23:32 AM  

FormlessOne: ...and here I am, excited that I have my own mug at work.


Woah, man! Are you like an executive vice president?
 
2017-10-06 11:25:49 AM  
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*yawns*
 
2017-10-06 11:33:40 AM  
This is what our dependence on fossil fuels looks like, by the way.
 
2017-10-06 12:11:24 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: FormlessOne: ...and here I am, excited that I have my own mug at work.

Woah, man! Are you like an executive vice president?


...right?! I can, when I'm in the office, actually have a cup of tea that doesn't taste like carnauba wax and paper. It's like a drug. No one geek should have all that power.
 
2017-10-06 12:12:58 PM  
Meh, Trump takes his own golden showers when he travels.
 
2017-10-06 12:22:44 PM  
Where's the damn reset button?
 
2017-10-06 12:23:36 PM  
40 fakirs?
Cooks and bakers?
Birds that warble on key?
 
2017-10-06 12:23:38 PM  
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2017-10-06 12:23:56 PM  
As always, Simpsons did it first.
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2017-10-06 12:25:59 PM  
Amateur.

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2017-10-06 12:26:04 PM  
And in the time it took to write that headline, two kids probably died of starvation and that Saudi King probably made another $10,000.

I think I'm getting pessimistic in my old age.
 
2017-10-06 12:26:20 PM  
All that just to get a personal viewing of the peepee tape.
 
2017-10-06 12:28:35 PM  
What a real billionaire looks like!
 
2017-10-06 12:28:50 PM  
That's money well spent.
 
2017-10-06 12:28:51 PM  
Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.

What exactly do the 1500 people actually do?
 
2017-10-06 12:29:59 PM  
he be rolling Muscovites be hating.
 
2017-10-06 12:30:19 PM  
Turns out, it's good to sell to America.
 
2017-10-06 12:32:48 PM  

ifky: What a real billionaire looks like!


Yup. I remember working at a hospital where a Saudi royal came in previously for cancer treatment. One floor was way more posh than the rest of them and I asked why. Apparently the royal rented out the entire floor for himself and his family and replaced all the bathrooms and renovated all the rooms (and this was already a pretty rich hospital).
 
2017-10-06 12:33:08 PM  
::shrug:: Sounds like any royal 'progress.' Golden escalator (please don't be a euphemism, please don't be a euphemism!) aside, sounds not different from when Henry the VIII went a-traveling.
 
2017-10-06 12:34:00 PM  
Traveling with furniture is apparently a THING for rich people. I worked for a year at a schmancy hotel on the upper east side of manhattan (it cost $100 per session to use the gym). It wasn't uncommon at all to see packing crates full of furniture on the loading dock that guests would send ahead and have loaded into their rooms. Mattresses, couches, you name it. There was one guest who had a full wardrobe in a storage unit and when she would stay with us, the hotel would have her clothes shipped to her suite and laid out for her.

The really rich just don't have the same kind of lives that we do.
 
2017-10-06 12:35:43 PM  
Just don't look at what he's heeling down the drain.
 
2017-10-06 12:35:59 PM  

naughtyrev: Meh, Trump takes his own golden showers when he travels.


Beat me by 22min!
 
2017-10-06 12:36:13 PM  
D2S must be totes jelly.
 
2017-10-06 12:38:01 PM  

naughtyrev: Meh, Trump takes his own golden showers when he travels.


I heard the Russians provided them...
 
2017-10-06 12:38:16 PM  
Be fun to see the liquor bill.
 
2017-10-06 12:38:46 PM  
but does he have theme music?
 
2017-10-06 12:39:42 PM  

Schmerd1948: Be fun to see the liquor bill.


The liquor bills are paid though the hookers so there is no paper trail
 
2017-10-06 12:40:45 PM  
The 1500 follow ons are so no one notices the couple dozen mistresses.
 
2017-10-06 12:41:15 PM  

JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.


Not at all. It's an entire vehicle, that they use a separate cargo aircraft to ship from place to place ahead of him.

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2017-10-06 12:41:48 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: FormlessOne: ...and here I am, excited that I have my own mug at work.

Woah, man! Are you like an executive vice president?


And I was excited once I climbed the ranks high enough not to have to wear the communal underwear anymore.
 
2017-10-06 12:42:56 PM  

BigNumber12: JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.

Not at all. It's an entire vehicle, that they use a separate cargo aircraft to ship from place to place ahead of him.

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I wonder if they ever get hop-ons.
 
2017-10-06 12:43:03 PM  

vudukungfu: This is what our dependence on fossil fuels looks like, by the way.


Saudi will be so farked when we get away from oil dependence. Of course by that time, they'll have all the money anyway.
 
2017-10-06 12:43:41 PM  

The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.


I don't imagine so. I mean, if Donnie only wanted the trappings of wealth - there were much more profitable paths. No, D2S is a narcissist. He wants everyone to like him.
 
2017-10-06 12:44:08 PM  

naughtyrev: Meh, Trump takes his own golden showers when he travels.


Maybe when his relationship with Melania was fresh, perhaps.  These days he samples the local flair.
 
2017-10-06 12:44:24 PM  
I have heard that the Saudi types don't like stairs. Building small elevators if an escalator won't fit.
 
2017-10-06 12:45:36 PM  
Sounds more like Xerxes in 300.
Does he get to step on people too?
 
2017-10-06 12:46:38 PM  

carnifex2005: ifky: What a real billionaire looks like!

Yup. I remember working at a hospital where a Saudi royal came in previously for cancer treatment. One floor was way more posh than the rest of them and I asked why. Apparently the royal rented out the entire floor for himself and his family and replaced all the bathrooms and renovated all the rooms (and this was already a pretty rich hospital).


Mayo Clinic?  They do a lot of work on Arabian Princes.  I saw the King of Jordan when I lived there, and some other high mucky-mucks.  The only reason the Rochester Airport exists is so that the Royals don't have to sit in a car for an hour, and they've been known to close the airport when they land, the way that they do for the U.S. President.
 
2017-10-06 12:49:49 PM  

The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.


You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.
 
2017-10-06 12:52:12 PM  

MythDragon: vudukungfu: This is what our dependence on fossil fuels looks like, by the way.

Saudi will be so farked when we get away from oil dependence. Of course by that time, they'll have all the money anyway.


Yes and no. They'll definitely have to dial back the extravagance, but they've built a healthy tourism industry on the backs of 1.8 billion adherents who are religiously compelled to visit SA's black box in the desert. There's a reason they've been frantically bulldozing historical sites in order to build more accommodations.

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Yep, those are hotels going up in the background. Saudi Arabia knows the end of oil is coming, they've been planning for it for a while.

Between that, existing investments like sovereign wealth funds, and the fact that something like 33% of the population are "foreigners" who aren't entitled to state benefits, they won't starve.
 
2017-10-06 12:53:12 PM  

uber humper: but does he have theme music?


Actually, yes!
Saudi Arabia Darth Abdullah
Youtube K-Cc_dJBKz4

Damn those Brits can have a wicked sense of humor sometimes
 
2017-10-06 12:54:21 PM  
Does he bring his own concubines?
I assume that they make up 30% of his contingent.
 
2017-10-06 12:55:33 PM  

MythDragon: The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.

You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.


You know that the whole point is that he deliberately restricts everyone else at the dinner to one scoop, so that he can lord that second scoop over them, right? Like my 6-year-old does to her younger brothers?
 
2017-10-06 12:57:38 PM  
US President travels with 1,500 Secret Service people and staff. Plus 1,500 or more members of the press.

Still has the King beat.

Caesar's Praetorian Guard was much more compact, perhaps half the security apparatus of a POTUS.

The Queen travels with a staff of 8, including a large Lady in Waiting who doubles as a body guard. Most of the Queen's security is provided by the Host Country. In Canada, the RCMP put about 800 on the job. In Australia, they may be able to make do with fewer or to provide more. I don't know. When the Queen is in Canada she is there as the Queen in Right of Canada and Newfoundland, but might do a bit of work on behalf of the UK on the side.

The Pope needs a bit more security and staff to lean on. The diocese he visits provide all the gold and silver decorations unless he carries an emergency kit for special cases of extreme unction and the other various sacraments (I believe there are eight of them. I could be wrong.)

But you could combine the entourage of a Roman Emperor, the Pope, the King, and the Queen, and the POTUS would still win hands down. Try to remember when the POTUS was Obama and this was History's Greatest Scandal for Repugs and other two-faced loonies.

Imagine that.


Imagine - John Lennon (Lyrics)
Youtube t_YXSHkAahE
.

You can do it if you try.


Did you know you can play a cool game of cards with the Tarot Deck, by the way. Don't ask me what the rules are. But it has a Pope, an Emperor, Kings and Queens and even a Moon.

Imagine that!
 
2017-10-06 12:59:04 PM  
Whoops. Doesn't the Earth look a lot like a stress ball?

You know, the one your boss gave you for taking your quota of BS.
 
2017-10-06 12:59:26 PM  

The Jami Turman Fan Club: carnifex2005: ifky: What a real billionaire looks like!

Yup. I remember working at a hospital where a Saudi royal came in previously for cancer treatment. One floor was way more posh than the rest of them and I asked why. Apparently the royal rented out the entire floor for himself and his family and replaced all the bathrooms and renovated all the rooms (and this was already a pretty rich hospital).

Mayo Clinic?  They do a lot of work on Arabian Princes.  I saw the King of Jordan when I lived there, and some other high mucky-mucks.  The only reason the Rochester Airport exists is so that the Royals don't have to sit in a car for an hour, and they've been known to close the airport when they land, the way that they do for the U.S. President.


That is correct.
 
2017-10-06 12:59:57 PM  

MythDragon: uber humper: but does he have theme music?

Actually, yes!
[Youtube image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/K-Cc_dJBKz4]
Damn those Brits can have a wicked sense of humor sometimes


I wanted this to be true so badly, but it sounds like this is just clever editing, that the band actually played the march during warm-ups before the King arrived.
 
2017-10-06 01:01:06 PM  
So, are these guys all inbred too, or is that just the British monarchy?
 
2017-10-06 01:03:33 PM  

peterquince: Traveling with furniture is apparently a THING for rich people. I worked for a year at a schmancy hotel on the upper east side of manhattan (it cost $100 per session to use the gym). It wasn't uncommon at all to see packing crates full of furniture on the loading dock that guests would send ahead and have loaded into their rooms. Mattresses, couches, you name it. There was one guest who had a full wardrobe in a storage unit and when she would stay with us, the hotel would have her clothes shipped to her suite and laid out for her.


I don't get that at all. One of my favorite things about going to hotels is staying someplace new. What's the point of spending a gazillion dollars on a top end hotel just to dress it up exactly like the house you just left.
 
2017-10-06 01:06:25 PM  

Great_Milenko: So, are these guys all inbred too?


Yes, but it's not just the Saudi Royal Family... or even just the Saudis...

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/01/world/saudi-arabia-awakes-to-the-pe​r​ils-of-inbreeding.html
 
2017-10-06 01:07:08 PM  

FormlessOne: ...and here I am, excited that I have my own mug at work.


This is your boss.  Why are you on Fark wasting company time.  Get back to work, drone.
 
2017-10-06 01:07:25 PM  
"The 81-year-old leader of the Gulf kingdom exited his plane late Wednesday and stepped out onto the special escalator he travels with. But something went wrong: It malfunctioned halfway down, and he had to walk the rest of the way."

Someone's going home without a head.
 
2017-10-06 01:10:43 PM  

MythDragon: vudukungfu: This is what our dependence on fossil fuels looks like, by the way.

Saudi will be so farked when we get away from oil dependence. Of course by that time, they'll have all the money anyway.


It's already happening.  The folks actually running SA have seen the writing on the wall and are taking the Wu-tang Clan's advice and diversifying their portfolio, starting a big "sovereign wealth fund" and trying to sucker somebody into buying ARAMCo by floating an IPO for it
 
2017-10-06 01:10:47 PM  

Magnanimous_J: peterquince: Traveling with furniture is apparently a THING for rich people. I worked for a year at a schmancy hotel on the upper east side of manhattan (it cost $100 per session to use the gym). It wasn't uncommon at all to see packing crates full of furniture on the loading dock that guests would send ahead and have loaded into their rooms. Mattresses, couches, you name it. There was one guest who had a full wardrobe in a storage unit and when she would stay with us, the hotel would have her clothes shipped to her suite and laid out for her.

I don't get that at all. One of my favorite things about going to hotels is staying someplace new. What's the point of spending a gazillion dollars on a top end hotel just to dress it up exactly like the house you just left.


Furniture?  That's just stupid.  Clothes makes sense though.  If you were fond of flying to NYC once a month and you were from a different climate and wealthy it would make sense to just keep a wardrobe there.  I know business travelers that do that.
 
2017-10-06 01:10:55 PM  

Magnanimous_J: peterquince: Traveling with furniture is apparently a THING for rich people. I worked for a year at a schmancy hotel on the upper east side of manhattan (it cost $100 per session to use the gym). It wasn't uncommon at all to see packing crates full of furniture on the loading dock that guests would send ahead and have loaded into their rooms. Mattresses, couches, you name it. There was one guest who had a full wardrobe in a storage unit and when she would stay with us, the hotel would have her clothes shipped to her suite and laid out for her.

I don't get that at all. One of my favorite things about going to hotels is staying someplace new. What's the point of spending a gazillion dollars on a top end hotel just to dress it up exactly like the house you just left.


I can understand the mattress thing.
 
2017-10-06 01:13:47 PM  

brandent: Magnanimous_J: peterquince: Traveling with furniture is apparently a THING for rich people. I worked for a year at a schmancy hotel on the upper east side of manhattan (it cost $100 per session to use the gym). It wasn't uncommon at all to see packing crates full of furniture on the loading dock that guests would send ahead and have loaded into their rooms. Mattresses, couches, you name it. There was one guest who had a full wardrobe in a storage unit and when she would stay with us, the hotel would have her clothes shipped to her suite and laid out for her.

I don't get that at all. One of my favorite things about going to hotels is staying someplace new. What's the point of spending a gazillion dollars on a top end hotel just to dress it up exactly like the house you just left.

Furniture?  That's just stupid.  Clothes makes sense though.  If you were fond of flying to NYC once a month and you were from a different climate and wealthy it would make sense to just keep a wardrobe there.  I know business travelers that do that.


My dear sir, being as you are obviously from one of the lower classes an heir to all the uncouthness that attaches thereto, perhaps your impertinence can be forgiven just this once but are you SERIOUSLY suggesting that a person of means so debase themselves as to make use of USED furniture, that some person of unknown breeding or stock have previously sat, laid or even made lascivious use of? It would be UNTHINKABLE
 
2017-10-06 01:16:10 PM  

MythDragon: uber humper: but does he have theme music?

Actually, yes!
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/K-Cc_dJBKz4]
Damn those Brits can have a wicked sense of humor sometimes


I'd love for a country to play Yakety Sax for Trump
 
2017-10-06 01:17:29 PM  

brantgoose: US President travels with 1,500 Secret Service people and staff. Plus 1,500 or more members of the press.

Still has the King beat.

Caesar's Praetorian Guard was much more compact, perhaps half the security apparatus of a POTUS.

The Queen travels with a staff of 8, including a large Lady in Waiting who doubles as a body guard. Most of the Queen's security is provided by the Host Country. In Canada, the RCMP put about 800 on the job. In Australia, they may be able to make do with fewer or to provide more. I don't know. When the Queen is in Canada she is there as the Queen in Right of Canada and Newfoundland, but might do a bit of work on behalf of the UK on the side.

The Pope needs a bit more security and staff to lean on. The diocese he visits provide all the gold and silver decorations unless he carries an emergency kit for special cases of extreme unction and the other various sacraments (I believe there are eight of them. I could be wrong.)

But you could combine the entourage of a Roman Emperor, the Pope, the King, and the Queen, and the POTUS would still win hands down. Try to remember when the POTUS was Obama and this was History's Greatest Scandal for Repugs and other two-faced loonies.

Imagine that.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/t_YXSHkAahE] .You can do it if you try.
Did you know you can play a cool game of cards with the Tarot Deck, by the way. Don't ask me what the rules are. But it has a Pope, an Emperor, Kings and Queens and even a Moon.

Imagine that!


Give the entire US Secret Service, uniformed and not is only 6,750 people, You;'ll forgive me if I question your math and ask for a source
 
2017-10-06 01:17:53 PM  

MythDragon: vudukungfu: This is what our dependence on fossil fuels looks like, by the way.

Saudi will be so farked when we get away from oil dependence. Of course by that time, they'll have all the money anyway.


Yes I can't wait.  Without oil, there is no reason for any other country to tolerate their crap.  Without oil, the middle east is toast. 

Anyway, came in here to notice his royal cane.  It is made of cheap wood.  I expected it to be some fancy solid gold thing with encrusted jewels.
 
2017-10-06 01:20:34 PM  

BigNumber12: MythDragon: uber humper: but does he have theme music?

Actually, yes!
[Youtube image 480x360][Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/K-Cc_dJBKz4]
Damn those Brits can have a wicked sense of humor sometimes

I wanted this to be true so badly, but it sounds like this is just clever editing, that the band actually played the march during warm-ups before the King arrived.


I have no idea. Wasn't there.
 
2017-10-06 01:23:15 PM  

peterquince: Traveling with furniture is apparently a THING for rich people. I worked for a year at a schmancy hotel on the upper east side of manhattan (it cost $100 per session to use the gym). It wasn't uncommon at all to see packing crates full of furniture on the loading dock that guests would send ahead and have loaded into their rooms. Mattresses, couches, you name it. There was one guest who had a full wardrobe in a storage unit and when she would stay with us, the hotel would have her clothes shipped to her suite and laid out for her.

The really rich just don't have the same kind of lives that we do.


If I worked there, I'd totally upper deck her toilet before she arrived.
 
2017-10-06 01:25:53 PM  

JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.

What exactly do the 1500 people actually do?


Weird. How does the plane fly with a golden escalator attached?
 
2017-10-06 01:26:26 PM  

BigNumber12: JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.

Not at all. It's an entire vehicle, that they use a separate cargo aircraft to ship from place to place ahead of him.

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There is a Airbus 380 out there in one of Oil kingdoms that has a built in one, I think the Rolls loads up in the bottom also
 
2017-10-06 01:26:39 PM  

MythDragon: The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.

You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.


If it was just that he got 2 scoops of ice cream, yeah, that'd be a pretty lame insult.

The insult comes from the fact that he forced everyone else to get 1 scoop, so he would be the one with most scoops.
 
2017-10-06 01:38:06 PM  

MythDragon: Petit_Merdeux: FormlessOne: ...and here I am, excited that I have my own mug at work.

Woah, man! Are you like an executive vice president?

And I was excited once I climbed the ranks high enough not to have to wear the communal underwear anymore.


I was excited when I got high enough to get access to the communal underwear
 
2017-10-06 01:48:28 PM  
The escalator and Sky Wizard cube are just dopey.

I know it's not fashionable to bash certain religious zealots on Fark for, reasons.  But the giant cube is about as dopey as the Jeezits the Catholics hand out, and the notion that some woman 2,000 years ago got pregnant without sex, gave birth to a god, who then rose from the grave and flew into the sky to go home.

/Joseph, the biggest cuckold in history....

Aww well, SOMEONE'S making a buck off it I suppose....
 
2017-10-06 01:49:10 PM  
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You too could travel in such luxury ... if only you had the power of THE ORB!
 
2017-10-06 01:50:24 PM  

stackjack: MythDragon: vudukungfu: This is what our dependence on fossil fuels looks like, by the way.

Saudi will be so farked when we get away from oil dependence. Of course by that time, they'll have all the money anyway.

Yes I can't wait.  Without oil, there is no reason for any other country to tolerate their crap.  Without oil, the middle east is toast. 

Anyway, came in here to notice his royal cane.  It is made of cheap wood.  I expected it to be some fancy solid gold thing with encrusted jewels.


That would be an impractical walking aid for an octogenarian.
 
2017-10-06 01:53:01 PM  

Cdr.Murdock: /Joseph, the biggest cuckold in history....


Give the guy a break, I mean what could he do about it? You can't exactly chase God out of your house with a shotgun. I mean if Thanos shows up and tells me he's gonna bone my wife, there not much else to do besides break out the video camera and hope he doesn't destroy that pussy.
 
2017-10-06 01:53:01 PM  

vudukungfu: This is what our dependence on fossil fuels looks like, by the way.


Makes me wanna buy ANOTHER prius.
 
2017-10-06 01:55:06 PM  
The Bolsheviks shot the Czar and his family for less.  Come on, Russians, you're slipping.
 
2017-10-06 02:13:14 PM  

JohnCarter: BigNumber12: JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.

Not at all. It's an entire vehicle, that they use a separate cargo aircraft to ship from place to place ahead of him.

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There is a Airbus 380 out there in one of Oil kingdoms that has a built in one, I think the Rolls loads up in the bottom also


Not really. Ten years ago, SA's Prince Alwaleed commissioned an A380 that famously included an elevator that goes from tarmac to top deck, a pool, and a giant observation window in the floor (among other things). He sold it to an unnamed fellow billionaire in 2012, before it was completed. Airbus cancelled the order in 2015.
 
2017-10-06 02:18:21 PM  
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2017-10-06 02:21:57 PM  

AugieDoggyDaddy: "The 81-year-old leader of the Gulf kingdom exited his plane late Wednesday and stepped out onto the special escalator he travels with. But something went wrong: It malfunctioned halfway down, and he had to walk the rest of the way."

Someone's going home without a head.


The video was funny, it broke and he just stood there. I guess waiting to be carried down or something.
 
2017-10-06 02:46:22 PM  
Moscow?
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/dnrtfa
 
2017-10-06 02:51:34 PM  
"My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel"
 
2017-10-06 03:01:17 PM  

MythDragon: The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.

You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.


That word...Iit doesn't mean what you think it does...
 
2017-10-06 03:11:18 PM  
Just more proof that trickle down economics works!
 
2017-10-06 03:18:14 PM  

ritalinchild 54: I have heard that the Saudi types don't like stairs.


At least they aren't actually afraid of stairs, unlike Super Alpha Strongman Republican President Donald Trump.
 
2017-10-06 03:19:22 PM  

MythDragon: The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.

You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.


It's the denying a second scoop to anyone else that marks him as a Twat Deluxe.
 
2017-10-06 03:20:42 PM  

BigNumber12: MythDragon: The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.

You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.

You know that the whole point is that he deliberately restricts everyone else at the dinner to one scoop, so that he can lord that second scoop over them, right? Like my 6-year-old does to her younger brothers?


Annnnd..... I'll finish the thread before commenting next time.
 
2017-10-06 03:24:23 PM  

BigNumber12: Great_Milenko: So, are these guys all inbred too?

Yes, but it's not just the Saudi Royal Family... or even just the Saudis...

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/01/world/saudi-arabia-awakes-to-the-per​ils-of-inbreeding.html


FTFA: The couple had two healthy boys, now 22 and 20, but their third child, a girl, was born with spinal muscular atrophy, a crippling and usually fatal disease that was carried in the genes of both parents. Their fourth, sixth and seventh children were also born with the disorder.


Keep crapping put those kids, genetics be damned!
 
2017-10-06 03:28:45 PM  

Truck Fump: MythDragon: The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.

You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.

That word...Iit doesn't mean what you think it does...


Figure head?
Front man?
Representative?
HNIC?
Public face?
Guy who makes decisions as long as most everyone else says "Ok"?
 
2017-10-06 03:36:03 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: MythDragon: The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.

You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.

It's the denying a second scoop to anyone else that marks him as a Twat Deluxe.


Maybe there wasn't enough ice cream for everyone else? It's like Chris Rick says "Dad gets the big  piece of chicken." I suppose they could have started doling out two scoops down the line of succession until they ran totally out.
Are you saying Trump purposefully planned the entire event around him getting 2 scoops and everyone else getting only one? I don't know because I wasn't privy to the CIC's ice cream OPORDER. I guess beyond my pay grade. It seems to me there was enough for everyone to have 1 scoop and he said "Fark a bunch of that, why even be president if I can't have two? I got nukes, but not an extra helping? Nuts to that! And why you're at it, put some nuts to thats.
 
2017-10-06 03:36:34 PM  
Maybe some sprinkles"
 
2017-10-06 03:38:54 PM  

MythDragon: Maybe some sprinkles"


Let me just head this one off...
i.pinimg.comView Full Size
 
2017-10-06 03:39:12 PM  
shiat like this makes me thing wage equality is a good thing
 
2017-10-06 03:53:42 PM  

EmmaLou: "My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel"


"100 years from now, cutting off each other's heads with swords, etc."
 
2017-10-06 03:56:23 PM  

MythDragon: Barricaded Gunman: MythDragon: The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.

You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.

It's the denying a second scoop to anyone else that marks him as a Twat Deluxe.

Maybe there wasn't enough ice cream for everyone else? It's like Chris Rick says "Dad gets the big  piece of chicken." I suppose they could have started doling out two scoops down the line of succession until they ran totally out.
Are you saying Trump purposefully planned the entire event around him getting 2 scoops and everyone else getting only one? I don't know because I wasn't privy to the CIC's ice cream OPORDER. I guess beyond my pay grade. It seems to me there was enough for everyone to have 1 scoop and he said "Fark a bunch of that, why even be president if I can't have two? I got nukes, but not an extra helping? Nuts to that! And why you're at it, put some nuts to thats.


You're really going out of your way to excuse Trump for what is widely acknowledged and recognized as his standard boorish behavior.

Why is that?
 
2017-10-06 04:09:26 PM  

MythDragon: Barricaded Gunman: MythDragon: The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.

You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.

It's the denying a second scoop to anyone else that marks him as a Twat Deluxe.

Maybe there wasn't enough ice cream for everyone else? It's like Chris Rick says "Dad gets the big  piece of chicken." I suppose they could have started doling out two scoops down the line of succession until they ran totally out.
Are you saying Trump purposefully planned the entire event around him getting 2 scoops and everyone else getting only one? I don't know because I wasn't privy to the CIC's ice cream OPORDER. I guess beyond my pay grade. It seems to me there was enough for everyone to have 1 scoop and he said "Fark a bunch of that, why even be president if I can't have two? I got nukes, but not an extra helping? Nuts to that! And why you're at it, put some nuts to thats.


Well, yes.  That's his whole point.  "Welcome to my dinner.  I get what I want and you get what I give you."

The waiters know well Trump's personal preferences. As he settles down, they bring him a Diet Coke, while the rest of us are served water, with the Vice President sitting at one end of the table. With the salad course, Trump is served what appears to be Thousand Island dressing instead of the creamy vinaigrette for his guests. When the chicken arrives, he is the only one given an extra dish of sauce. At the dessert course, he gets two scoops of vanilla ice cream with his chocolate cream pie, instead of the single scoop for everyone else.
 
2017-10-06 04:11:03 PM  

JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.

What exactly do the 1500 people actually do?


That does not sound very aerodynamic or stable in flight at 35,000 feet to me!
 
2017-10-06 04:16:08 PM  

MythDragon: Barricaded Gunman: MythDragon: The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.

You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.

It's the denying a second scoop to anyone else that marks him as a Twat Deluxe.

Maybe there wasn't enough ice cream for everyone else? It's like Chris Rick says "Dad gets the big  piece of chicken." I suppose they could have started doling out two scoops down the line of succession until they ran totally out.
Are you saying Trump purposefully planned the entire event around him getting 2 scoops and everyone else getting only one? I don't know because I wasn't privy to the CIC's ice cream OPORDER. I guess beyond my pay grade. It seems to me there was enough for everyone to have 1 scoop and he said "Fark a bunch of that, why even be president if I can't have two? I got nukes, but not an extra helping? Nuts to that! And why you're at it, put some nuts to thats.


http://time.com/donald-trump-after-hours/

This is a regular occurrence. Stop running deflection for this immature, embarrassing disaster.
 
2017-10-06 04:16:48 PM  

Arkanaut: BigNumber12: JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.

Not at all. It's an entire vehicle, that they use a separate cargo aircraft to ship from place to place ahead of him.

[img.fark.net image 620x349]

I wonder if they ever get hop-ons.


It's pronounced Japans.  Juh-PANS.
 
2017-10-06 04:36:36 PM  

BigNumber12: MythDragon: vudukungfu: This is what our dependence on fossil fuels looks like, by the way.

Saudi will be so farked when we get away from oil dependence. Of course by that time, they'll have all the money anyway.

Yes and no. They'll definitely have to dial back the extravagance, but they've built a healthy tourism industry on the backs of 1.8 billion adherents who are religiously compelled to visit SA's black box in the desert. There's a reason they've been frantically bulldozing historical sites in order to build more accommodations.

[img.fark.net image 626x348]

[img.fark.net image 632x473]

Yep, those are hotels going up in the background. Saudi Arabia knows the end of oil is coming, they've been planning for it for a while.

Between that, existing investments like sovereign wealth funds, and the fact that something like 33% of the population are "foreigners" who aren't entitled to state benefits, they won't starve.


They all stare at that box.
Like apes in 2001 Space Odyssey.
You won't catch US sitting around staring at a . . . ohno shoot.
 
2017-10-06 05:21:42 PM  

EmmaLou: "My grandfather rode a camel, my father rode a camel, I drive a Mercedes, my son drives a Land Rover, his son will drive a Land Rover, but his son will ride a camel"


Not terribly PC, but funny and oblig:

Felafel Family Rules with Speed
Youtube 6QgwEyTUQCU
 
2017-10-06 05:23:37 PM  

Barricaded Gunman: BigNumber12: MythDragon: The Department of Inadvisably Applied Magic: D2S must be totes jelly.

You know, that insult kinda bothers me. There are so many things you can use to make fun of the guy. But for having a second scoop of ice cream? Seriously? I have two scoops of ice cream at home. You'd bet your ass if I was the president, I'd have two mother farking scoops of ice cream. I'd have so many two scoops of everything, my Secret Service codename would be Kelloggs. Sure Donny is an overly entitled whiny baby. But as leader of the entire farking country, if anyone deserves two scoops of ice cream, it's that motherfarker.

You know that the whole point is that he deliberately restricts everyone else at the dinner to one scoop, so that he can lord that second scoop over them, right? Like my 6-year-old does to her younger brothers?

Annnnd..... I'll finish the thread before commenting next time.


omg, the username.  halp.
 
2017-10-06 05:27:33 PM  
quick, throw some cute kittens at him

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-10-06 06:14:09 PM  

Magnanimous_J: peterquince: Traveling with furniture is apparently a THING for rich people. I worked for a year at a schmancy hotel on the upper east side of manhattan (it cost $100 per session to use the gym). It wasn't uncommon at all to see packing crates full of furniture on the loading dock that guests would send ahead and have loaded into their rooms. Mattresses, couches, you name it. There was one guest who had a full wardrobe in a storage unit and when she would stay with us, the hotel would have her clothes shipped to her suite and laid out for her.

I don't get that at all. One of my favorite things about going to hotels is staying someplace new. What's the point of spending a gazillion dollars on a top end hotel just to dress it up exactly like the house you just left.


I had a friend whose boyfriend's family was ridiculously rich. His dad was a 3rd generation c-level executive and he had filled up two passports by the time he was 16.  He traveled like that.  Hell, he brought his vinyl collection with him to Japan.

After the broke up she explained him thus:  "All the people around him were either after his money or going to be gone soon the next time he jetted off to wherever his family sent him next, but everywhere he goes, his stuff is there for him."

Her new husband is poor as shiat and they're much happier.
 
2017-10-06 07:32:10 PM  

peterquince: Traveling with furniture is apparently a THING for rich people. I worked for a year at a schmancy hotel on the upper east side of manhattan (it cost $100 per session to use the gym). It wasn't uncommon at all to see packing crates full of furniture on the loading dock that guests would send ahead and have loaded into their rooms. Mattresses, couches, you name it. There was one guest who had a full wardrobe in a storage unit and when she would stay with us, the hotel would have her clothes shipped to her suite and laid out for her.

The really rich just don't have the same kind of lives that we do.


Beyond a certain point, wealth becomes about eliminating every inconvenience or discomfort in life. The more wealthy you are, the smaller the inconvenience you can eliminate. For the ultra wealthy, that includes sitting on unfamiliar furniture and fumbling around in a hotel closet.
 
2017-10-06 08:13:47 PM  

JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.


The escalator has its own plane. For real.

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-10-06 09:17:13 PM  

Magorn: brandent: Magnanimous_J: peterquince: Traveling with furniture is apparently a THING for rich people. I worked for a year at a schmancy hotel on the upper east side of manhattan (it cost $100 per session to use the gym). It wasn't uncommon at all to see packing crates full of furniture on the loading dock that guests would send ahead and have loaded into their rooms. Mattresses, couches, you name it. There was one guest who had a full wardrobe in a storage unit and when she would stay with us, the hotel would have her clothes shipped to her suite and laid out for her.

I don't get that at all. One of my favorite things about going to hotels is staying someplace new. What's the point of spending a gazillion dollars on a top end hotel just to dress it up exactly like the house you just left.

Furniture?  That's just stupid.  Clothes makes sense though.  If you were fond of flying to NYC once a month and you were from a different climate and wealthy it would make sense to just keep a wardrobe there.  I know business travelers that do that.

My dear sir, being as you are obviously from one of the lower classes an heir to all the uncouthness that attaches thereto, perhaps your impertinence can be forgiven just this once but are you SERIOUSLY suggesting that a person of means so debase themselves as to make use of USED furniture, that some person bedbugs of unknown breeding or stock have previously sat, laid or even made lascivious use of? It would be UNTHINKABLE

 
2017-10-06 10:03:30 PM  

jaytkay: JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.

The escalator has its own plane. For real.

[img.fark.net image 731x502]


That's what I was looking for. Nice find on the pic
 
2017-10-07 12:35:31 AM  
Welcome, King Salmon!

img.fark.netView Full Size
 
2017-10-07 09:17:50 AM  

jaytkay: JohnCarter: Technically (I believe) the golden escalator is attached to the Kings 747, so it sort of goes with him.

The escalator has its own plane. For real.

[img.fark.net image 731x502]


When large amounts of oil were discovered in the near east and North Africa, the British (mostly) drew borders for new 'nations' in such a way as to make sure there was never going to be any real political stability.  Then the fine London laudanum addicts and boy buggers  picked the most vile Bedouins and goat farkers in these new nations and made them 'kings',     This is standard imperial practice that allows the rulers of the empire to rule distant possessions without getting their own hands too bloody.  When the last of the British empire whiffed away in the late 1940s the Muricans stepped in.  Fact is that these Saudi 'royals' are doing exactly what their Western patrons want them to do.  Instead of using their vast oil profits to build their countries into modern nations with an educated and productive population, they are spending it on platinum fecal impaction  extractors and squirreling away trillions in Western banks.  When the oil finally runs out, countries like Saudi Arabia will revert to its nomadic goat farking ways, and the deposed 'rulers' will scurry off to Switzerland,  Liechtenstein, Andorra, etc and live out the rest of their pointless lives having their impacted colons cleaned about by bottle-blond 20 something 'nurses' from the Ukraine.
 
2017-10-07 02:06:52 PM  

BigNumber12: Great_Milenko: So, are these guys all inbred too?

Yes, but it's not just the Saudi Royal Family... or even just the Saudis...

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/05/01/world/saudi-arabia-awakes-to-the-per​ils-of-inbreeding.html


What a magical place.
 
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