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Originally posted by guohua
reply to post by mastahunta
You're talking about:
Obama Shifts to Speed Oil and Gas Drilling in U.S.
And Why This Head Line????? Because That Idiot President Finally Discovered:
President Obama, facing voter anger over high gasoline prices and complaints from Republicans and business leaders that his policies are restricting the development of domestic energy resources, announced Saturday that he was taking several steps to speed oil and gas drilling on public lands and waters.
Please remember this is from May 2011:
The Republican-led House passed three bills in the last 10 days that would significantly expand and accelerate oil development in the United States, saying the administration was driving up gas prices and preventing job creation with antidrilling policies.
This Head Line is from May 2011,,,,,, So,,, What Happened? Why did this Loser Not Approve The Canadian Pipe Line if he cared so damn much about us?
Obama Only Tells You What you Want To Hear,,, Then He Runs Off Like A Thief In The Night!
And By The Way, mastahunta, I have Links To Back My View Points,,,, I'm Still Wanting For Yours.
The Interior Department released a report that said more than two-thirds of offshore leases in the Gulf of Mexico and more than half of onshore leases on federal lands sit unused.
Originally posted by duality90
What is there about Barack H. Obama that brings out vicious hatred in so many individuals?
Originally posted by duality90
I mean, honestly, why do people care so much? I know it is denied by all, but I do have to question why it is that people hate Obama so very much. Could it really be as simple as they despise the idea of a black man who is interested in making society serve people rather than making people serve society? What is there about Barack H. Obama that brings out vicious hatred in so many individuals?
A small fee on the largest financial institutions will ensure that it won't add to the deficit, and will give banks that were rescued by taxpayers a chance to repay a deficit of trust.
Originally posted by Talltexxxan
My favorite lines from tonight’s State of the Union:
I won’t let other countries like China slant the playing field in their favor. I promise if the playing field is level I guarantee we will win…… every time.
Originally posted by Manhater
It would be a lot harder for small businesses to hire. Because of the policies and the programs that the president is pushing. Because of the expenses, they won't be able to hire new employees, and it's cheaper.
Let's take Apple for instance.
Apple owns a whole city out in China, They get paid $17.00 an hour, everyone in this city is employed there, they works together as a team, they have 2 hospitals, they are housed as employees and they get fed.
I'm living in the wrong city. My pay isn't even that much.
Steve job did that in 5 weeks.
If they moved here it would take about 20 years for US to compete with Steve Jobs.
We have to many regulations to help businesses grow. Which forces the business to go overseas.
Obama is Pro-Union.edit on 24-1-2012 by Manhater because: (no reason given)
The Chinese city of Zhengzhou will help Foxconn Technology Group recruit more than 100,000 workers next year for its local factory, matching the number it helped the maker of Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhones and iPads hire in 2011.
Zhengzhou has a large workforce, with labor costs that are about two-thirds of those in China’s wealthier coastal cities, Deputy Mayor Xue Yunwei said in an interview. That’s given Zhengzhou, the capital of the mostly rural province of Henan, an advantage luring investment from manufacturers, he said.
“You can’t find entry-level workers in Shanghai offering only 1,500 yuan ($237) of monthly salary,” Xue said in Beijing yesterday. “But we can.”
Foxconn -- a major assembler of Apple products like the iPhone and the iPad -- is probably the quintessential Chinese manufacturer.
The company is known for its brutal conditions and plant suicides, and it's at the vanguard of Chinese labor problems, notably inflation and shortages.
Anyway, here's a sign that the company is not content to keep its fortunes tied to China. According to Reuters (via @bored2tears), the company is considering a big, $12 billion investment in Brazil manufacturing.
Read more: articles.businessinsider.com...
An investigation into the conditions of Chinese workers has revealed the shocking human cost of producing the must-have Apple iPhones and iPads that are now ubiquitous in the west.
The research, carried out by two NGOs, has revealed disturbing allegations of excessive working hours and draconian workplace rules at two major plants in southern China. It has also uncovered an "anti-suicide" pledge that workers at the two plants have been urged to sign, after a series of employee deaths last year.
■ Excessive overtime is routine, despite a legal limit of 36 hours a month. One payslip, seen by the Observer, indicated that the worker had performed 98 hours of overtime in a month.
■ Workers attempting to meet the huge demand for the first iPad were sometimes pressured to take only one day off in 13.
■ In some factories badly performing workers are required to be publicly humiliated in front of colleagues.
■ Crowded workers' dormitories can sleep up to 24 and are subject to strict rules. One worker told the NGO investigators that he was forced to sign a "confession letter" after illicitly using a hairdryer. In the letter he wrote: "It is my fault. I will never blow my hair inside my room. I have done something wrong. I will never do it again."
■ In the wake of a spate of suicides at Foxconn factories last summer, workers were asked to sign a statement promising not to kill themselves and pledging to "treasure their lives".