Monday, November 29, 2010

When Reality is Bad Enough

My dad's been pretty quiet - but here's a new one.

  • Who lives in a house

  • like this? Soon the
  • world will know. 

  • Imagine 

  • who would have such taste and live in such

  • opulence? An American Billionaire?  A Saudi

  • Prince?  Louis XIV of France?

    Have a good look at these pictures, then scroll  to

  • the bottom of  the page to see who owns this work

  • of Art. 


         This Mansion is in

  • Harare and belongs to:      The President of

  • Zimbabwe - Robert Mugabe - 
    While his people starve, they do not have food,
     and die because of no medical

  •   help... And we are asked to help his people over and over again.. He and his

  • family live like this....... his GREED kills his people.....
    If you send this to everyone you know,

  •  (gjerne også til Erik Solheim), they

  • can send it to everyone they know:

  •  Soon the whole world will knowwhat

  • this man is doing to his people.  


    The citizens he supposedly serves?  




    "For evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good people to do nothing."
    - Edmund Burke

I'll save you the effort of looking this one up on Snopes - You've seen this house before.  It's a commonly used set in cinema.  It is a real house, but it's in California.  And Mugabe doesn't own it.

Here's a picture of one of his homes.  Who's value, according to a source that describes the home, is about 8 million pounds. That's 16 million dollars to us American folks.  Unfortunately, photography is strictly prohibited.  A good reason why only aerial photos are available.

And, if that isn't enough, the picture on your right is a photo of his retirement home in Hong Kong.  Nice place.  According to Time Magazine, it could have been yours last year for about 5.7 dollars.  Too bad he beat you to it, huh?

Quite frankly, why do viral emailers need to manufacture facts?  Oftentimes, the reality is bad enough.