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UK/China conspiracy to undermine Western Computer job markets?

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posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:22 PM
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A UK 'non-profit' 'foundation' named "Raspberry' has begun making tiny computer boards at a cost of about $50 US to be shipped to Africa and Asia to help kids learn computer programming. Sounds nice, right?

But consider this:, these computer boards are made where? In China!



That's the first strike. For a so-called progressive, charity group to use essentially low-wage poor people's labor in China to finance their quasi-socialist ideals of 'free information' seems pretty hypocritical, no? Google factory conditions in China if you don't know about it yet.

Secondly, and even FAR more important is how the INTENT of the 'foundation' is to give 'minorities' (liberal code words) an advantage over Western children in the job markets. The jobs of tomorrow in North America are namely about technology, and yet here is this UK-based group trying to plants the seeds to subvert that so that our American kids will be stuck in low-paying factory jobs instead of out-competing with the rest of the world.

I wouldn't be surprised if the UN was behind this, as it smells like their sort of socialist 'we're all equal' anti-Capitalist philosophy.

Anyway, tell me what you think a d we can dig into this little 'foundation' a little bit more below the surface.

www.telegraph.co.uk...

www.telegraph.co.uk...

en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:36 PM
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What a load of sh1t! I bet Apple are worried in Cupertino right now. Microsoft will fall next at the hand of Raspberry Pi.

It's a damn charity! they can't afford to have these made in Britain. Bulk+China = cheap.

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posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:38 PM
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Originally posted by stanguilles7
A UK 'non-profit' 'foundation' named "Raspberry' has begun making tiny computer boards at a cost of about $50 US to be shipped to Africa and Asia to help kids learn computer programming. Sounds nice, right?

But consider this:, these computer boards are made where? In China!



That's the first strike. For a so-called progressive, charity group to use essentially low-wage poor people's labor in China to finance their quasi-socialist ideals of 'free information' seems pretty hypocritical, no? Google factory conditions in China if you don't know about it yet.

Secondly, and even FAR more important is how the INTENT of the 'foundation' is to give 'minorities' (liberal code words) an advantage over Western children in the job markets. The jobs of tomorrow in North America are namely about technology, and yet here is this UK-based group trying to plants the seeds to subvert that so that our American kids will be stuck in low-paying factory jobs instead of out-competing with the rest of the world.

I wouldn't be surprised if the UN was behind this, as it smells like their sort of socialist 'we're all equal' anti-Capitalist philosophy.

Anyway, tell me what you think a d we can dig into this little 'foundation' a little bit more below the surface.

www.telegraph.co.uk...

www.telegraph.co.uk...

en.wikipedia.org...
edit on 15-4-2012 by stanguilles7 because: (no reason given)


bloody hell someones arrived late and aint understood what the hells going on, its a device thats cheap and can be used around the world to teach programming (assuming thats not against american law to teach foreigners "let a =b+c" or similar things in programming and if so can i spend the next 40 years for free for knowing how to do a loop in 8 languages)



posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:42 PM
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I see. So they manufacture their little socialist tools in China, further subverting the western manufacturing market? They prefer to see kids in Africa with jobs than kids in America? Sorry, that's not the future I want for my kids.



posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:43 PM
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So you want to 'subvert' Western companies to the favor of the third world? Do you live in the UK? Why not move to Africa, then?



posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:46 PM
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..Besides, why is the UN trying to teach starving African kids how to do computer programming, anyway? Wouldn't 50 bucks give them enough food for a year? Why not teach them how to FARM so they can grow food so my tax dollars don't go to free food shipments for them?



posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:54 PM
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Originally posted by stanguilles7
..Besides, why is the UN trying to teach starving African kids how to do computer programming, anyway? Wouldn't 50 bucks give them enough food for a year? Why not teach them how to FARM so they can grow food so my tax dollars don't go to free food shipments for them?


Yeah, cause it's so easy to grow food for these people. Maybe you should keep your 'tax dollars' and spend them on a bit of education and current affairs.



posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 04:58 PM
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I love how you try to tie this with socialism.

It really shows your ignorance on this subject at hand.

How could one not see the benefit of allowing people in third world countries access to the same technology that we take for granted?



posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 08:21 PM
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Originally posted by The Sword


How could one not see the benefit of allowing people in third world countries access to the same technology that we take for granted?


Because that is how the UN socialists will 'equalize' Western workers with the 3rd world. It will take jobs, just like immigration. Think for a minute.



posted on Apr, 15 2012 @ 08:22 PM
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Originally posted by Jack3182

Originally posted by stanguilles7
..Besides, why is the UN trying to teach starving African kids how to do computer programming, anyway? Wouldn't 50 bucks give them enough food for a year? Why not teach them how to FARM so they can grow food so my tax dollars don't go to free food shipments for them?


Yeah, cause it's so easy to grow food for these people. Maybe you should keep your 'tax dollars' and spend them on a bit of education and current affairs.


Are you saying it's hard to grow food? It's a hell of a lot easier than computer programming! And it FEEDS them! Hello?!

And YES! I would like to keep my tax dollars instead of helping other nations while my people starve.



posted on Apr, 16 2012 @ 01:06 PM
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given the cost it will probably be sold one per school and like it was in the UK schools during the 1980's it will be wheeled out from somewhere safe for the class to use and then put back safe when the class is over.

So the chances of the average student in some african village turning into a programming genius is pretty low but it might help them secure a slightly better job and earn a bit more money but i doubt the average American college student would feel threatened by someone who has 1 hour a week of access to a computer and thats in a group of 30 students and if it does threaten American comp-sci graduates i'd be more worried about that they're being taught than blaming it on a cheap computer.

and anyway most of the PI's are being snapped up by us developed nations people since they can be setup to work as a nice replacement to things like an apple tv unit for streaming stuff to our HD tv's and having a retro nerdgasm.
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