Impaler wrote:Muzha Man wrote:Sad. But yeah what the fuck else are you going to do with a small island chain of outstanding natural beauty, some cool history and lovely beaches?
I mean really? What else could you possibly do but build a casino?
Fuck I hate Taiwan some times.
Why? I mean, seriously, what's so bad about a casino? Is it going to dump toxic waste all over the beaches? Fill the air with horrible industrial odors? Are you terrified of playing cards ever since that incident in Steve Wynn's hot tub?
What is wrong with it? A few things off the bat:
This country has a seriosu problem with organized crime. This is a giveaway for money laundering.
Yes, it will do terrible damage to the environment to build up a casino, international airport, and luxury hotels.
This country has a serious problem with over-construction. It has a problem with big businesses taking over scenic areas that could and sometimes did provide a good livelihood for locals. In general I am against megaprojects that bring nothing to a locality but turn it into a generic high end destination which usually has a short life.
I oppose this because it has zero vision for sustainability, for beauty, for working with the local environment and history. It is the dream of idiot developers so they can make a ton of money developing a pristine and very pretty part of the world.
I am opposed to this because I know it will be shabby. The plans look good on paper but it will not look good in the end, or it will soon turn to crap. That's the reality of construction here. Beauty will be turned into shit.
This is about making a lot of money for a few people. And a lot of empty promises about sharing the wealth
I am opposed to this because it was won over by lies and there is little reason to believe a casino on Mazu will succeed.