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iRage: Apple's FoxConn China Plant Damaged As Riots Resume

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Following the riots at Apple's FoxConn Chengdu plant in June, engadget is reporting that FoxConn's Taiyuan plant - the scene of earlier strikes over salary disputes back in March - has suffered damage as workers riot. Police are on site to control the crowd and while the motive is not clear, it is apparently unrelated to the recent anti-Japan protests. It appears - based on the clip and photos below - that much damage has been done in the process.









Source: engadget


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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:14 | 2822751 HelluvaEngineer
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My big chance to BTFD in AAPL!

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:33 | 2822791 Precious
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Looks like Apple bought an island from Japan.  It was only a matter of time.

Apple is a big copycat.  British Communications Headquarters.  Apple Cupertino Headquarters plan.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:46 | 2822823 TWSceptic
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It's a circle, an exact copy of a circle! I say sue them since circles are obviously patented.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:55 | 2822836 Precious
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Ero, the iPhone is a rectangle.  Samsung Galaxy is an exact copy of a rectangle.  Sue Samsung since rectangles are obviously patented.

See how stupid you are, Apple fanboy?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:57 | 2822845 Parabolic
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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:01 | 2822854 NewThor
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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:13 | 2822880 Ignatius
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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:32 | 2822912 LeisureSmith
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iCan dig it.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:36 | 2822919 NewThor
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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:59 | 2822952 Peter Pan
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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:07 | 2822965 RSBriggs
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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:14 | 2822972 Troll Magnet
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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:29 | 2823002 knukles
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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:08 | 2823056 Bernankenstein
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IBen printing money

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:12 | 2823062 fonestar
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iBelieve the protests are starting to mutate.  I didn't hear a single "alu akbar"?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:54 | 2823138 imbrbing
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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 22:22 | 2823275 sodbuster
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iRiotz, bitchez!

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 23:06 | 2823338 palmereldritch
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iHopeAnAnonymous is safe

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 01:19 | 2823484 Cathartes Aura
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Mon, 09/24/2012 - 03:08 | 2823557 AnAnonymous
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Dont worry about that, by 'american' fantasy on here, being paid to report about 'americanism' on this site should be enough to get me out of the line, far from troubles...

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 03:31 | 2823578 gold-is-not-dead
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Who's gonna make thingamajigs now?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 06:14 | 2823655 ParkAveFlasher
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iLaughed, iCried, iKissedAAPLGoodbye

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 02:43 | 2823525 Monedas
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i5 .... a ritualistic greeting where two niggers of the same tribe slap each other's right palm above their fuzzy heads and grunt "Yo mama" or "Yo, Bro" !

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:58 | 2822848 NewThor
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Last night I'm standing out in the back yard with the dogs and the horses,

and I'm looking up at the Heavens and Jupiter is moving like a baby, or an angel.

It's got two or 3 heads (Jupiter and the moons) and the light beaming from it is moving like formed limbs. Seriously. I stared for an hour or two. There were moments where they moved like bolts of lightning, and then there were moments where it danced like the Red Kachina.

I shit you not. 

Take a look at the 2nd SUN NOW photo here at nasa soho

Lightning storms on Jupiter and Fireballs.

Strange planetary weather stripe

Vaya con Dios.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:20 | 2822983 Bananamerican
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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:33 | 2823011 nmewn
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Shrooms ;-)

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:16 | 2823071 Tijuana Donkey Show
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The baby boomers! - Few get that reference

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:31 | 2823098 nmewn
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It was intended that way...I don't think the young these days (obsessed with every internet dropping with no time or inclination to research and observe truth) could handle psychedelics...they can barely handle reality as presented to them now, its probably best this way ;-)

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:05 | 2823431 boogerbently
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Buck-a-hit acid.....ahhhhhh.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:40 | 2823110 Boozer
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Mon, 09/24/2012 - 01:13 | 2823480 Vendetta
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tracers and awesome colors

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:22 | 2823080 TheFourthStooge-ing
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NewThor said:

Last night I'm standing out in the back yard with the dogs and the horses,

and I'm looking up at the Heavens and Jupiter is moving like a baby, or an angel.

It's got two or 3 heads (Jupiter and the moons) and the light beaming from it is moving like formed limbs. Seriously. I stared for an hour or two. There were moments where they moved like bolts of lightning, and then there were moments where it danced like the Red Kachina.

Yeah, I remember Orange Sunshine and Purple Microdot.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 21:12 | 2823147 nmewn
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There's nothing like doing a seven way hit of LSD25 (and losing three days of your life, surviving it & the flasbacks) to get your priorities straight in

I was sixteen the last time I dropped and that was ain't for the "weak minded" and it was unintentional...and for the kiddies out there who think this would be can find yourself believing whatever voices in your head says is the truth...>>>NEVER<<< believe them and just will change, in just a few minutes...but your time will be relative ;-)

You will come to understand you really can't fly, gravity is still a powerful force and no one is immortal...especially you on acid, no matter how many lives you get on X-Box now, you only have one in the real world.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:09 | 2823434 boogerbently
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I remember a friend, we were tripping with, leaving us to go to the bathroom.

He came back about 10 minutes later and said he "forgot" how to shit.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:58 | 2823471 Heyoka Bianco
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"Young man on acid, thought he could fly, jumped out of a building. What a tragedy."

What a dick, fuck him! He's an idiot. If he thought he could fly, why didn't he take off from the ground first? Check it out. You don't see ducks lining up to catch elevators to fly South. They fly from the ground, you moron. Quit ruining it for everybody. He's a moron, he's dead, good. We lost a moron, fucking celebrate. Boy I just felt the world get lighter - we lost a moron. - Bill Hicks

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 01:41 | 2823500 Vendetta
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you hung out with ppl who deserved a major butt kicking for doing that to you.... seriously

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 06:34 | 2823663 nmewn
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It was an honest mistake, we found out three hours later when the couple we got it from came back from the movies.

The best way to describe it (visually) is a dried droplet on a piece of paper about half the size of a postage stamp, meant to be cut evenly into seven pieces of paper with a razor blade. We had all done blotter, window pane microdot (you name it) before and one "piece" meant one hit. This wasn't.

My best friend who I was with (he was just drinking & smoking) freaked out more than I did when we found out...all I could do is enjoy the ride at that point. I had thirty second to one minute flash backs for a month or two after, every week or so till those went away...walls moving, gound tipping, vivid colors...that sort of thing.

I can say I've been there done that, lived to tell of it and moved on...its not anything I would encourage anyone to try.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 23:14 | 2823358 Freddie
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I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time for Bernake's fiat paper to die.
Mon, 09/24/2012 - 01:49 | 2823506 Vendetta
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I've been to hell and back a couple of times.... Bernank's mind, and the people who tell him what to do (oh yes), only reminds me of hell and what it was like. but affecting a hell of a lot more people than just lowly me - MD 20/20 working

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:30 | 2822909 slaughterer
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This strike will be good for sales, but bad for the brand.  AAPL stock will lose value when it is re-weighted, and the avg PT is only $770 (a 10% gain from last Friday, if all goes well).  My advice: short AAPL.  

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:29 | 2823456 Crisismode
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AAPL sauce.

Gooey and sweet, but somehow unsatisfiing.


Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:16 | 2822758 ptoemmes
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They might consider building iCrap here...wonder how much more it would cost?  It's not as if the AAPL fanatical fan boi crowd would likley really care if it cost up to 2X as much - subsidized - which I doubt.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:27 | 2822778 djsmps
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That would cut their margin too much. It would have to cost much more than 2x. Most of the people I know who have iPhones and iPads would pay any amount of money.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:04 | 2822862 NewThor
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As far as I know, Earth is the only place in the Universe that values money as a Need.

Ranking it right up there with light, water, music and sex. 

Humans are an odd bunch.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 01:24 | 2823489 All Risk No Reward
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"The emperor has no clothes!"

We've been conned by Debt Money Tyrants

We need to eject fraud from th emonetary system itself.

Spread the word...

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 01:51 | 2823507 Vendetta
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I guess Scotty beamed you up ... how nice

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:02 | 2822856 lotsoffun
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doesn't matter how much it costs - until your daddy has to start actually paying rent, because he hasn't paid 2,000/month on the mortgage for the last 5 year.  or until your snap cards get cut and you actually have to start paying for food from the illegal wages you make working in whatever, kitchen, picking up trash, construction, delivering papers.

it's gonna be bitch for those people, but even worse for retail.  and bennie and big bad bama know that.  if they can't enroll them in the war - gonna be a big bad problem for the prison system.

wwiii - wwii all over again.  the ones that win the lottery of life come home to a booming war economy.  who's going to be the sucker to pick the fight?  i hate to say it, but nobody is gonna beat the us.  there is just too much talent in immigrants - people who know the land, speak the language, can intercept and translate, etc.

europe has no stomach for it.  no stomach for the greed either, that's why goldmine was so easy to walk all over them.


Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:13 | 2822881 NewThor
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"Who's going to be the One to pick the fight?"

I'll go ahead and pick Jupiter.

Think of the Solar System as an atom,

now how tough does your money make you feel versus Zeus and 

his bolts of lightning?

It's an electric universe. 

You fill your soul with energy, not money.


"Nobody is gonna beat the US?"

The US could easily obtain a flawless victory over the US.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:21 | 2822898 TheFourthStooge-ing
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NewThor: it's time to take a little break from the jimsonweed.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:32 | 2822911 yabyum
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4th stooge: Jimsonweed has to big a margin for error. Peyote is a far better choice, please do not step in the vomit.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:41 | 2822925 NewThor
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Everything is about to change.

Everyone knows it.

Everyone can feel it.

Only fools who squandered their life cling to 

their money and possessions

and use their energies to 

build up hate and keep others down.

I am both sane and good, sir.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:35 | 2822913 NewThor
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Could you please take a look at the 2nd photograph?

Gimme your Rorschach reading.


Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:10 | 2822968 RSBriggs
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Oh cool - a big green apple!

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:24 | 2823078 CPL
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fcuk.'s going to be a hell of a aurora borealis tonight.  I love winters in the northern hemisphere but I am sure a tax will be placed on watching it from my deck someday.

EIT 195 is a Sun Storm. Sheds more energy in a minute than the human race has ever produced or could hope to use in 80 thousand lifetimes with exponential population growth...

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:38 | 2823109 CPL
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 Good time to check it out if the EIT 195 keeps strong like that is after 23:00 EST, the sun has to be completely set to see it clearly if in North Eastern US, Atlantic Provinces, Quebec and Ontario.


I haven't run time projects otherwise.  But the EIT 195 has been going strong and blowing the readings out of the water.


Look at the time lapse gif.  Impressive.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:56 | 2823104 Bernankenstein
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All empirical evidence indicates that is a big, green Fed Phallus penetrating planet Middleclassanus where the sun does not shine.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 07:43 | 2823720 Acet
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Funny enough I looked at it just when "Prelude a L'Apres-midi Dun Faune" (by Debussy) was going into a crescendo. Pretty good music to look at a green organic image of the sun like that.

Wed, 09/26/2012 - 20:02 | 2834103 lotsoffun
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that's lovely.  what is your point?  tomorrow in usa is thursday.  named for you.  hope you enjoy our celebration (weekly) of

you hammer down powers.


Wed, 09/26/2012 - 19:57 | 2834086 lotsoffun
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fourth stooge - thanks.  i appreciate the support.  at all times, i try to be objective.  and at a certain point - regarding US - it doesn't even matter to me my opinions or where i would like to see things headed.  if USA has to crank up the war machine again-  jeez - it's going to do it and it can do it very well.  china 3x the population still doesn't have access to the resources or abilitys.  if it did - google and apple and facebook and a whole bunch of other junk (lets' not forget about aircraft carriers) would be chinese corporations made and designed in china.  maybe, one day.  but not yet


Sun, 09/23/2012 - 23:17 | 2823364 Freddie
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At least the Chinese at FoxConn have jobs.  Yeah it is like slavery but it is a work.   Nothing like that here in Obamaville.  

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:18 | 2822765 runlevel
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Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:29 | 2822782 bank guy in Brussels
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The late Steve Jobs, son of a Syrian-Muslim father and German-American-Christian mother, has discovered that there is indeed an afterlife

But that before he gets into heaven he has to go through a long period of labour and purification ...

So Steve Jobs' soul has been re-incarnated as a Chinese factory employee ... at FoxConn

Amid his 12-hour days making iPhones, he babbles in Mandarin that in a former life he used to own the Apple company and was a billionaire in America

'Crazy man' his colleagues call him ... 'Get back to work, crazy man' says his boss, 'Or you on the street hungry and die' ... Billionaire man's soul now much wiser

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:37 | 2822803 nmewn
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Steve Jobs has been reincarnated as Agent i-AnAnus?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:47 | 2822825 akak
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Indeed!  Behold the photo evidence:


Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:54 | 2822841 nmewn
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lol...I expected to see more spittle in the corner of his mouth.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:02 | 2822855 akak
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It is periodically wiped away by the same person who manages his Thorazine drip and adjusts his ankle shackles.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:20 | 2822892 NewThor
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My brothers, do not grow angry at your brothers, for it is we who failed to teach them.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:58 | 2822951 nmewn
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Agent AnAnus is not my brother...not even remotely. He is a loathesome despicable creature who seeks to divide for his own purposes.

But I did take you Rorschach test above...clearly, its one very massive, virile, sperm cell finding its destiny in the cosmos ;-)

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 03:15 | 2823565 AnAnonymous
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Agent AnAnus is not my brother...not even remotely. He is a loathesome despicable creature who seeks to divide for his own purposes.


Is it a promotion? Or a demotion? Because now I have personal goals, which is a change from the usual tune that sings that I report for a chinese propaganda network.

'Americans' and their fantasy... So cheap.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:22 | 2822897 CPL
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It's schooped or he's a noob.


He's not wearing sandals, a tye dye and armed with a burrito.

There is a suspicious absence of caffine and smart drink bottles around his work space.

There are no pictures of processes, system hedges, misc (rock bands/bikes/cars/trucks/dog/cats).

There are no nerf weapons to solve complex infrastruture challenges from fellow team mates.

He's wearing pants.


Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:24 | 2823087 TheFourthStooge-ing
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The dung hand is held out of sight.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 01:22 | 2823487 bookwurm
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Major Ha'ha's all round on that one...};~D


Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:43 | 2822817 kurt
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I would watch this movie.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:25 | 2822902 NewThor
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Your first time at Ragnorak Mad Max Fight Club, 

you must Dance.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:02 | 2823428 Freddie
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Wow.  I was thinking something along the same line.  What is so incredible is that Apple consumers are some of the most self righteous, fair trade, free range chicken eggs, recycle, shallow , AH's on the planet.  Their beloved gadgets that they worship are made essentially with slave labour.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:35 | 2823458 Crisismode
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I take it  you like your chicken eggs from tortured animals 12 to a space the size of an army boot.

Yup, they taste great, covered with blood and fecal matter.


Mon, 09/24/2012 - 01:22 | 2823486 tenpanhandle
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the 99%ers own 99% of the igadgets.  I'd call them tools but tools serve some purpose.  These people just serve themselves and I mean the so called 99%ers.  Actually, since I don't belong to the one percent, I have been usurped by the 99ers.  I think in all honesty its more like they are the 46%ers but their insecurities demand delusional numbers.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 03:00 | 2823549 prains
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your inception was slave labour

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:19 | 2822767 buzzsaw99
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git back to work bitchez

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:29 | 2822772 akak
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Regardless of the exact issues which led to these obviously unhappy workers rioting against their enslavers, er, masters, er, employers, I am sure that somehow 'American US Citizenism' was to blame for it all.   Am I right AnAnonymous?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 21:07 | 2823154 TheFourthStooge-ing
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akak said:

I am sure that somehow 'American US Citizenism' was to blame for it all.

AnEncephalous is calling it something different now. I think it's 'US citizen Americationism', but it still translates to the American middle class being responsible for all problems that the world has faced since the Neolithic Age.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 03:11 | 2823561 AnAnonymous
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but it still translates to the American middle class being responsible for all problems that the world has faced since the Neolithic Age.


When you cant face up with a reality, invent fantasy that is more tractable etc

The 'american' way...

Neolithic times? How gross but hey, it is better fantasy than facing the fact the current state of the world is the consequences on what started on 1776, July, 4th.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:37 | 2823459 Crisismode
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AnAnonymous has left the building.


Mon, 09/24/2012 - 03:17 | 2823567 AnAnonymous
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I could have. You know, this is an 'american' world and it will keep its course without any interference from me. That is what is great.

But I did not.

Been stating that for long so time to come and collect when it happens...

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:28 | 2822773 bob_dabolina
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This will naturally lead to protests here in America by the African American community whom will demand cheaper iphones should prices go up.

Don't forget African Americans are very sensitive to the issue of slavery except when the cheap products they buy are made by slaves, albeit in another country.

Do Al Sharpton or Jesse Jackson have idevices? If so, it's unfortunate that they promote slavery by buying iproducts.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:37 | 2822790 EscapeKey
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Who the fuck cares about this racial bullshit - it's just another weapon the 1% can use to get the 99% to quarrel amongst themselves.

The true enemy is Bernanke and his masters at JPM and GS. Price stability my ass.

The question is - in the 1% hidden in shadows, do you see any racial discrimination? Carroll Quigley said no, as did Aaron Russo.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:42 | 2822807 bob_dabolina
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If you ignore racial tensions you are missing a huge piece of the puzzle.

The problem isn't Bernanke or JPM or GS. If you want to see the problem go to your bathroom and look in the mirror.

Our society is crucially flawed and until everyone looks in the mirror war is ensured...look at the condition of the world.

If you don't like my premise that's fine. You'll have the opportunity to experience the depths of the human condition quite shortly (whether or not you want to)

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:45 | 2822819 EscapeKey
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I fundamentally believe the most critical issue on this planet is basic economics.

Run a society right, with surplus and plenty around, and you will have time and place to perform investments of your choice, be it in capital expenditures or parks making people happy.

But if you run a society horribly wrong for your own benefit, and dilute the currency to temporarily work, then you have all the interest in the world in making the 99% focus on anything but the outright robbery happening right in front of your very nose.

Oh look, there's China and Japan quarreling about a couple of rocks in the ocean.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:50 | 2822832 darkpool2
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You are confusing politics and economics

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:53 | 2822839 EscapeKey
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No, I am not.

Modern day politics has essentially degenerated into "how do we spend other people's money".


Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:00 | 2822850 nmewn
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But the millionaire MSM talking heads (in a fit of feigned populism) exclaimed the 47% were not amused ;-)

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:28 | 2822904 NewThor
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If you think Black people would ever riot over iPhone prices,

you're in the tank for the twits. 

Have you ever seen the lines for the iphone on day 1?

1% black

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:24 | 2823079 Tijuana Donkey Show
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Black people use Cricket Wireless. When Cricket has the Iphone, then you have issues. Black people are smart enough to worry about pussy first, gadgets second.  Also, black people don't give a fuck about slavery, as long as it's not them. Shit, it could be black people, as long as they didn't know them. Uncle Tom's Iphone baby.......

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:40 | 2823462 Crisismode
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Don't characterize black people the way you think they are.



Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:06 | 2822847 bob_dabolina
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The world from a societal standpoint has always been in disrepair. To think you can change the human condition is flawed right out of the gate.

If you look at world history, humans have ALWAYS been at war with very brief periods of peace.

There will always be a 99% and there will always be a 1%. It's exactly how it should be. There will always be those who wish to achieve greatness and those willing to suppress greatness. The only difference is, is do you want the government to dictate who goes where? Does the government have the right to redistribute income and decide who is successful and who isn't? 

I only brought up African Americans and slavery because after more hundreds of years they still pull this "it's the white mans fault" while at the same time buying products made by CURRENT day slaves. It's all a matter of perception.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:07 | 2822865 EscapeKey
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Now, that I agree with.

But I still find it myopic - and I know you acknowledged this - to then start rattling on about some racial issue, when it's a clearly convenient red herring to the 1% (or, rather, 0.01%).

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:10 | 2822873 bob_dabolina
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There's ALWAYS going to be a 1% or a .01%. ALWAYS.

Do you want the GOVERNMENT to dictate who is in the 1% or do you want a free market to dictate it?

I'll tell you straight up. We don't have a free market right now. We don't have capitalism.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:14 | 2822884 EscapeKey
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WTF I know all of this, why are you preaching to the choir???

I'm just disagreeing with your original racially implied post.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:38 | 2822914 bob_dabolina
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Do you think African Americans benefit from slave labor abroad?

Yes, or, No? No long winded response.

You can only respond by replying from the below two choices.

Yes. or. No

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:55 | 2822949 EscapeKey
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There you go again. Off to the pointless whack-a-mole.

Do you think pointless racial debates benefit the 0.01%?

Yes, or, no? No long winded response.

You can only respond by replying from the choices below two choices.

Yes. or. No.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:08 | 2822964 bob_dabolina
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Still waiting for your answer.

Let me explain it. You can either answer (YES) or (NO)

So respond whenever you're ready to answer my question: your choices are either (YES) or (NO)

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:17 | 2822976 EscapeKey
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All you've really answered is how derailed your focus is.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:31 | 2823005 bob_dabolina
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So you are basically refusing to answer my question. 

Is that right?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:42 | 2823463 Crisismode
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Your question is rhetorical and stupid.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:30 | 2823004 Henry Hub
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OH FUCK!! No The answer is NO!

The use of slave labor in Asia has cost the African-Americans millions of American blue collar jobs.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:16 | 2822973 nmewn
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I'm still trying to figger out what an African-American is.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:19 | 2822982 EscapeKey
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Oh that part is simple - it's a convenient scapegoat.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:25 | 2822993 nmewn
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Yeah, could be...I never went in for the whole Balkanization thingy anyways.

I know Egypt is in Africa, so is Morocco, Tunisia, Libya etc. but none of those cats "look like" what everyone here calls "African" ...its always been weird to me. So, if an Egyptian immigrates here, is he an Egyptian American or an African American?

Then we get into Afrikaans, who would be most likely Dutch but oddly enough, completely African at birth...its enough to make my non-PC head explode ;-)

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:31 | 2823007 EscapeKey
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Afrikaans is white South African, expat Dutch, I believe. Transvaal, de Boer war (which featured the first concentration camps in history - British, btw)...

Anyway, Johannesburg is just about the most dangerous place on the planet, these days. That should get Bob Dabolina going.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:44 | 2823023 nmewn
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Which was my point about hyphenating an entire continent to describe one half of a person...never agreed with it, still don't. We come from everywhere, all shapes, sizes and colors.

"Anyway, Johannesburg is just about the most dangerous place on the planet, these days. That should get Bob Dabolina going."

Most likely ;-)

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:46 | 2823119 hannah
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what is a 'figger'...? i have heard of whiggers and such but never a figger...?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 21:23 | 2823187 nmewn
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Figger is my nod to my lineage and heritage...which pisses off elitist grammar nazis to no end (who I really REALLY enjoy tweaking).

It simply means figure...I deduce this or I assume that.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 22:05 | 2823260 hannah
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MY BAD...?....i thought a  'FIGGER' was a 'NIGGER' with a  SPEECH IMPEDIMENT....! kinda like Fiddi Cent....?

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 03:22 | 2823570 AnAnonymous
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I only brought up African Americans and slavery because after more hundreds of years they still pull this "it's the white mans fault" while at the same time buying products made by CURRENT day slaves. It's all a matter of perception.

It is indeed a matter of perception. Not all perceptions are equal though. Some open the doors to reality, some others open the doors to propaganda and fantasy.

It takes 'american' perception and 'american' urge for symetry to see FoxConn workers as slaves.

Slavery, it is how 'american' nations booted their economy.

FoxConn workers are workers, not slaves. And their wages are determined by the share of consumption the 'american' middle class around the world consent to concede to the chinese workers.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 21:02 | 2826540 Tompooz
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At last you say something I understand and I happen to agree with. Green  for you this time.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:03 | 2822796 akak
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Don't forget African Americans are very sensitive to the issue of slavery except when the cheap products they buy are made by slaves, albeit in another country.

You're forgetting that it is only "racism" and "prejudice" and "slavery" when whites are doing it.

Since the Orientals are yellow, not white, they are by definition incapable (like blacks) of any of the above.  At least, that's what I was taught in White Guilt 101 at PC University.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 03:25 | 2823573 AnAnonymous
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It takes an 'american' to see fox conn workers as slaves.

Ah, by the way, a funny remark. Back in the sixteenth century, painters discovered something: that to render indo european skins, one has to add a dose of yellow to it.

Funny how this would be confirmed later by DNA tracking.

Another divergence between Europeans and Indo Europeans.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:34 | 2822798 Darth Rayne
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Good point. Everyone ought to be more concerned about slavery elsewhere. Otherwise we may soon find slavery here.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:43 | 2822929 NewThor
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Through credit and debt, the whole world has been enslaved. 

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:41 | 2823018 Henry Hub
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"We are all Niggers in America Now!" - Cornell West (Black Professor at Princeton University).

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:16 | 2823064 CompassionateFascist
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But some niggers are more niggery than other niggers. In Zionist-occupied Palestine, for example,  the Ashkenazic Jews call Sephardic Jews "sand niggers". We all need to be a little more niggerdly about calling Whites ray'cissssssssssssssssssssssss.

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 01:33 | 2823494 eatapeach
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You Are What You Is

--Frank Zappa

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 03:30 | 2823576 AnAnonymous
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"We are all Niggers in America Now!" - Cornell West (Black Professor at Princeton University)

The desire from 'Americans' to perceive themselves as victims is astonishing.

'Americans' do not turn into slaves by getting into debt. It just allows them in higher consumption.

Troubles are that the world is running out of enough resources to sustain the 'american' middle class and that part of it, despite all the efforts of their servants, the upper class, is doomed to slip out of the cocoon of 'american' middle class.

As that part is losing access to debt as an uber instrument of consumption, resent is growing among that part of the 'american' middle class.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 23:13 | 2823356 Unbezahlbar
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<< whom will demand cheaper iphones >>


You mean 'Free' iphones.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:31 | 2822777 nmewn
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Mon, 09/24/2012 - 06:28 | 2823660 ParkAveFlasher
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Simple, elegant, minimal.  +1

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:29 | 2822783 Kreditanstalt
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Tee-hee! LOL

The dirty little secret to either AAPL's low prices OR AAPL's soaring profits comes unstuck...


Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:29 | 2822784 EscapeKey
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We need more updates on the Jap-China situation to distract us from the issues with diluting currencies.


Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:32 | 2822793 lolmao500
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Good. These fucks called the government to suspend university to draft students to work for them. They are slaves owners.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:36 | 2822801 Kreditanstalt
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Careful what you're saying.

No one HAD to work for Apple.  Everyone has the option of protesting by not purchasing Apple's products.  And shouldn't it be the responsibility of Apple as a private company to pay the hired help as little as possible?  

Or perhaps you just don't like a free market in labor?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:04 | 2822860 Rick Masters
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Free market? In China? WTF! I don't believe you because in a free market, I've heard I live in the United States so I wouldn't know, I heard that thr police don't work for the benefit of the coporation. That they enforce laws, not the bottomline of AAPL shareholders. Yeah, though I guess if you believe China is a free market then you would also believe their would be no conswequence resulting from employing slave labor. How did that work out for Southern Farmers in 1866?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:34 | 2823105 Tijuana Donkey Show
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And look what the south learned, the same as the Romans. Free the slaves, and pay them less. Slavery is a losing proposition when you have to worry about the asset. Sharecropping is better than slavery, why do you think the Fed is buying all the MBS out there? We're sharecroppers, plain and simple. 

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:10 | 2822874 lolmao500
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PLEASE. These stories never make it to the general pulbic.


You're a student and your school is suspended so you go work for FoxConn for pennies?? Don't go and you won't ever be able to go to a university in China in your life.

The Chinese government, FoxConn and Apple are together in this slave business. Fuck them and fuck you for shilling for them.

If Apple had ANY decency, they would cut all contracts with FoxConn immediately.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:29 | 2822908 Colonel Klink
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Hahaha they can't, it would be iSuicide!

Mon, 09/24/2012 - 00:15 | 2823442 Freddie
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An article I saw, could be here, is that FoxConn could just go into competition with Apple like Acer/Asus in laptops and PCs.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:44 | 2822932 buzzsaw99
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i take it you are anti-minimum wage and pro-child/slave labor?

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:25 | 2823089 Kreditanstalt
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This is a strange blog to find your kind of position!  Yes, I'm vehemently anti-wage but I'm also in favour of the courts prohibiting the employment of anyone under age six.

AND...I actually lived there.  The labour market in China is at least least as free as that in the U.S.   (Hint: Why do you think they call them "migrant labor"?)

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:51 | 2823131 hannah
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funny , i think that even children under the age of 6 should have to work in the factories. why should babies get a free ride. make them pay for their titty like everyone else....

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:55 | 2823139 buzzsaw99
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i stated no position, i merely inferred your position. however, being a closet homo, closet crony crapitalist, who admires fascism and even to the point of bootlicking kleptocrats this blog aligns perfectly with my beliefs.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:32 | 2822795 Mine Is Bigger
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They probably found out some key components of the iPhone are made by Japanese companies.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:34 | 2822799 stinkhammer
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money, it's a gas

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:30 | 2822907 NewThor
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"Money, Gas and Gunpowder have a burn rate that give me a good hard on. Want to fuck?" 

- The Joker

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:22 | 2822986 knukles
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ah, Pink Floyd

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 19:50 | 2823028 nmewn
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But if you ask for a rise, its no surprise, they're giving none away.

It came as a heavy blow but we sorted the matter out.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 20:15 | 2823067 TheFourthStooge-ing
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Go-old, it's in the moat.
Took it out
for a float
and wrecked the boat.

Go-old, it's a hit.
It's down there,
buried in turtle shit.

But if you ask Nadler the shill,
in response you know that he will
say it pays no dividend.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 22:16 | 2823269 nmewn
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I like it.

Chase the mans re-turn, and soon-you-will-find,

He's given it all away...away...AWAAAY...away.

I certainly was in the right, I was really drunk at the time ;-)

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:34 | 2822800 Atomizer
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Just another day at the policy/monetary circus midway gathering.

Dead Can Dance - The Carnival Is Over

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:46 | 2822822 Earl of Chiswick
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just a clever APPL publicity stunt to create fear that this may cause a shortage of iphone 5 (which I hate to say is a very nice device)

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 18:06 | 2822866 Rick Masters
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There is no dubt the i5 is nice, but revolutionary, hardly.

Sun, 09/23/2012 - 17:49 | 2822830 Waterfallsparkles
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Starting to act like Americans.  They want more Money and more benefits.

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