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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by thepresident
She sounds like an American Republican

True that... except for us it's competing with the Mexicans and their cutthroat low wages.
Same principal though.and isn't this the great black hope's famous words? What was his name you know the republican's dark horse...ugh just can't think of it now but he said almost the same things.




posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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This is the second thread I see about this narcissistic piece of garbage.

This soulless carcass represents everything wrong in this world. Her kids hate her, she's a miserable individual that people must avoid like the pest, except for those that are like her, that is. Her exterior looks are a good reflection of her interior values. Sucks.

If ever the s*** hits the fan, oh God do I hope she runs to the first bunker to rot there alive...

Good riddance.
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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How else did Oprah get rich. She hired most of her crew and helpers from mexico offering them a place to say. Room board and 2 dollars per hour wages. Now she's just basically revealing her secret. We should learn from the pro's and take full advantage of it. 1 dollar US has the power of 50 dollars to a worker in china, philippines or india fyi. You think I'm joking but I'm not.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by r2d246
How else did Oprah get rich. She hired most of her crew and helpers from mexico offering them a place to say. Room board and 2 dollars per hour wages. Now she's just basically revealing her secret. We should learn from the pro's and take full advantage of it. 1 dollar US has the power of 50 dollars to a worker in china, philippines or india fyi. You think I'm joking but I'm not.


You might not be joking but I am laughing at your tunnel vision.
Yes get rich quick and trample over all who get in your way might as well be your motto.
Your thinking is Archaic and stems from fear - Take advantage of others for your own gain shows a selfishness that indicates you fear you will not have what you require by being honorable and generous to your fellow beings.
Guess you may also believe the old clique of survival of the fittest too.
I feel sorry for you to have so little faith

Edit apologies if you are jesting
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 09:48 PM
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stupid fat bitch.... how bout u grab a shovel or drive a tipper for $2 a day..... No?...... why am I not surprised....



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 09:54 PM
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self censorship
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posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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At least she is telling the truth. Unlike in America where they claim all the outsourcing is because of taxes. Despite the fact that most large corporations pay very little in taxes.

Its about slave labor: cheap labor , no benefits, no worker rights, no child abuse concerns, no overtime, etc.

She is right, If you want to compete than you better match your competitors in price and quality.

So you have two options:
1. The third world countries adopt or are forced to participate in first world country workers rights,benefits,regulations,etc
OR
2. First world countries adopt third world country non workers rights,non benefits,non regulations,etc

Since the corporations are multinational and they run the world gov't guess where we are all heading. Option 2 and it looks like with the economy we are on our way.


The people need to wake up and decide if we are better off in a global economy?



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 10:05 PM
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Thanks Amanda, for stating the obvious. I don't see why her weight or looks have anything at all to do with this issue. I know that some overweight people have thyroid conditions that make it extremely difficult to lose weight.
I find it interesting that so many slip off-topic, and base their vitriol on her looks as much as her statements, and from what I have read it seems her $2 a day comment was taken out of context.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 10:09 PM
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I thought Fuedulism was dead and buried and good riddance to bad rubbish

As far as compete that is Archaic - It just does not work anymore

Co operation is the new buzz word - Love thy fellow human being and treat as an equal is the trendy sexy thing Now
The old ways are in their death throes - Don't be a loser by competing - Join the winning team and cooperate with the future unfolding



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 10:38 PM
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When I first heard of this woman I thought what a person she must be hardworking and intelligent.
The more you hear about her, what a vile human being she is.
I wonder what vile practices she has actually done which have not been mentioned yet.
She is damn lucky her father just happened to live above the most resourceful part of Oz.
she looks like she has NEVER worked a hard days work in her life.
Feed your face, enjoy the billions you found and go away.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 10:43 PM
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Well it seems a lot she has been saying lately on the same subject has been taken out of context but in truth she is probably starting to think a political career is a good idea.
This is the 3rd time in as many weeks were she has said something
Last week it was on the lines that 'poor people should drink less and work more' I guess no rich people drink.
Lets be honest if she lost her INHERITENCE tomorrow then she would be on benefits and the state of her she would struggle to do any work that poor people have to do. She has lost touch with reality.
You can have all the money in the world but it can't buy CLASS. She has none.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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This fat witch really has no idea what she's talking about, but there is no moral reason why a business owner shouldn't be able to pay workers $2 a day.

Nobody is forcing anyone to accept $2 a day. It is up to the individual. If you don't want the job for $2 a day, then don't take it. And if the business owner is unable to find anyone to work for $2 a day, then he or she will need to increase the daily wage.

Why don't we just force everyone to make $200 per hour? Would that help the economy?



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 10:49 PM
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Originally posted by ollncasino
World's richest woman calls for Australian workers to be paid $2 a day to compete with companies hiring cheap African staff

• Mining boss Gina Rinehart says Australian labour is becoming too costly
• Comments received criticism by PM Julia Gillard who insists cheap labour is 'not the Australian way'




The richest woman in the world warned her fellow countrymen they are becoming too expensive to employ.

‘The evidence is unarguable, Australia is indeed becoming too expensive and too uncompetitive to do export-oriented business,’ she said.

‘Furthermore, Africans want to work, and its workers are willing to work for less than $2 per day. Such statistics make me worry for this country's future.’

Daily Mail


Will Gina Rinehart be the first to volunteer to work for $2 a week or is $2 a day only for the 'ordinary' people?

It must be tough inheriting a $1.5bn empire from your father. It's a pity she sees others in society as a commodity who should work for peanuts to make her money.

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I'm sorry, but she looks like she could use to loose about 100 or more pounds herself. Perhaps if she went to work for $2.00 a day like she proposes everyone else does, she could see how that really works out. Oh wait, maybe she needs to go do some manual labor at the mine for $2.00 a day. Wonder what her fortune will look like then ????



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 10:53 PM
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Originally posted by Labrynth2012

Originally posted by ollncasino
World's richest woman calls for Australian workers to be paid $2 a day to compete with companies hiring cheap African staff

• Mining boss Gina Rinehart says Australian labour is becoming too costly
• Comments received criticism by PM Julia Gillard who insists cheap labour is 'not the Australian way'




The richest woman in the world warned her fellow countrymen they are becoming too expensive to employ.

‘The evidence is unarguable, Australia is indeed becoming too expensive and too uncompetitive to do export-oriented business,’ she said.

‘Furthermore, Africans want to work, and its workers are willing to work for less than $2 per day. Such statistics make me worry for this country's future.’

Daily Mail


Will Gina Rinehart be the first to volunteer to work for $2 a week or is $2 a day only for the 'ordinary' people?

It must be tough inheriting a $1.5bn empire from your father. It's a pity she sees others in society as a commodity who should work for peanuts to make her money.

edit on 5-9-2012 by ollncasino because: (no reason given)


I'm sorry, but she looks like she could use to loose about 100 or more pounds herself. Perhaps if she went to work for $2.00 a day like she proposes everyone else does, she could see how that really works out. Oh wait, maybe she needs to go do some manual labor at the mine for $2.00 a day. Wonder what her fortune will look like then ????


Where does she propose EVERYONE ELSE should work for $2 a day?



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 10:57 PM
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This is what Rinehart really said, read the article carefully:

blogs.news.com.au...

more for Gizzard to answer for!



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:01 PM
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Maybe she's going to feel the heat soon with all the talk of the 'mining bust' in the air, the huge slowdown of China (Don't forget China has been buying up land and resource companies in Aus like mad).

I think she was talking about bringing in 'imported workers' as a 'stopgap' for the apparent 'skill shortage', in other words bring foreign workers in on contract basis, pay'em cheap, treat'em mean, and pack'em back.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:03 PM
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Hopefully something will be done about Africans having to work for 2$ a day now that she has brought it to everyone's attention.



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:05 PM
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A slice of cake can cost more than $2 meaning Marie Antoinette was more sympathetic to the poor than this woman!



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:05 PM
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I don't think its a money issue. usually people with lots of money have no concept of the value of anything. she looks like a nice person, she probably feels that money is not the end all thing to have. theres more to life than money. seems to me that native Africans are happy people. their core values are family,food,god. whats wrong with that?



posted on Sep, 5 2012 @ 11:10 PM
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So you want people to live off dreams while she lives like a queen ?





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