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originally posted by: TheConstruKctionofLight
a reply to: ManBehindTheMask
I do not hate the US people - what I do despise is their ignorance as to the unearned privilege they enjoy through the petrodollar and at the point of a gun invasion of Nation States in the name of spreading freedom, when its all about resources.
originally posted by: blackadder01
a reply to: DJW001
How is the Saudi's having shares in FOX News a good investment for America? Im talking buying up lands, and Media, that would go along with the Chinese buying up our Land as well. Those Investments are what i'm talking about.
We've survived a long time as a Nation without Saudi paws in our lives., in the areas I just mentioned. Or did your forefathers die for naught?
originally posted by: enlightenedservant
a reply to: ChadeS
They seem to temporarily reduce benefits every time oil prices are in a slump. And lately, they've been reducing other things to get costs down.
In the last year or so, they switched their business calendar over to the Gregorian calendar. Even though a lot of people here thought they were doing it to modernize, they were really doing it as a cost cutting measure since the Islamic calendar has 10 fewer days. That means that salaried workers would get paid the same for 365 days as they previously had for 354-355 days. And monthly benefits would get paid every 30 or 31 days instead of every 29 or 30 days, though I'm not sure if that affected the monthly payments going to the princes that I listed above. (The official and social calendars are still based on the Islamic calendar, though.)