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A Dubai resident describes as "magic" a $275-million (U.S.) snow-covered slope "in the desert where we don't have rain" (Want A Hot Spot To Ski? Try The Slopes Of Dubai -- April 17). As I read the story, among the words that came to my mind to describe such extravagant indulgence were "absurd" and "obscene."

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