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Date: 09/16/10 07:30 AM

88 Responses to Men Package Playing Cards Faster Than Robots

  1. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    September 15, 2010 at 11:46 am
    Link: Men Package Playing Cards Faster Than Robots - Chinese guys with superhuman card-packing speed. Dayum!
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    beternal Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 7:35 am
    Bet he`s got a few papercuts!
  3. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2010 at 7:36 am
    I need to get one of these guys to roll my cigarettes.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 7:47 am
    well if you don`t show the robots, how would we know if they are in fact, faster.
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    Dextrine Male 18-29
    483 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 7:56 am
    haha, reminds me of my old job in packaging.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2010 at 8:05 am
    So thats how ninjas pay the bills. I always wondered.
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    ohplease Male 50-59
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    September 16, 2010 at 8:30 am
    I was led to believe there would be robots.
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    OmgZelda Female 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 8:34 am
    well if you don`t show the robots, how would we know if they are in fact, faster.

    ---

    +1
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    ultimakewl Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 8:41 am
    no robots shown, cant claim they are faster. and even if they were, the robots are a one time pay, the workers are payed wages so in the end the robots would increase profits.
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    kittehdee29 Female 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 8:42 am
    these guys are drating ninjas. wtf. i wish i could do that...
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    Fuego Male 40-49
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    September 16, 2010 at 8:49 am
    I don`t think they`re necessarily faster, but they`re cheaper than the initial cost of an automated assembly line and take up less room.
  12. Profile photo of Baconeater
    Baconeater Male 18-29
    428 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 8:50 am
    "If I slow down, I lose my job. If I slow down, I lose my job. If I slow down,I lose my job."
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    Ogen Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 8:53 am
    "Men Package Playing Cards Faster Than Robots."

    Lack of robots leads to lack of impressiveness of said statement.
  14. Profile photo of Matwix_2004
    Matwix_2004 Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 8:55 am
    ultimakewl - not really true.
    You have to pay for the electricity to run the bots, as well as periodic maintenence - with maintenence comes the maintainers, who you could hire to work at your company incase one breaks down, or you could pay them to fix the robot whenever it does.
  15. Profile photo of Pepsi_Plunge
    Pepsi_Plunge Male 13-17
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    September 16, 2010 at 9:01 am
    And now imagine to do this every fn day!
  16. Profile photo of the-x-ray
    the-x-ray Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2010 at 9:04 am
    did you know that this kind of job is normal for workers in asia ? they do that up to 21 hours a day, without a free day, all year an earn about 40 $ a month. imagine that when you buy chinese playing cards. please don`t support chinese factories.
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    premierwondr Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 9:09 am
    Wow that looks like the life, I wish I could package plastic cards that fast.
    drat you Chinese government!
  18. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 9:12 am
    But thanks to communism, the machines make more money than they do.
  19. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 9:13 am
    Its a living!
  20. Profile photo of auburnjunky
    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2010 at 9:17 am
    A slight preview of the American way of life. Brought to you by the citizens of the Bank of America.
  21. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    September 16, 2010 at 9:34 am
    "did you know that this kind of job is normal for workers in asia ? they do that up to 21 hours a day, without a free day, all year an earn about 40 $ a month. imagine that when you buy chinese playing cards. please don`t support chinese factories."

    You have to keep in mind that their cost of living does not compare to ours. To us, $40 a month would be ridiculous. To them, $40 a month may be a lot of money.

    Yes, the labor is intense, and I know I couldn`t handle that kind of work schedule, but that`s what your governmental choice gives you
  22. Profile photo of idiotfilter
    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 9:43 am
    that`s the kind of speed that can only come from being paid by results...not by the hour...
  23. Profile photo of GRadde
    GRadde Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 9:45 am
    How the hell can that be 52 cards EVERY TIME?! If it is, I... am at a loss for words.
  24. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2010 at 9:49 am
    the-x-ray: Complete and utter rubbish. The Chinese has 8-hour workdays and 2-day weekends just like us.

    idiotfilter: Or work pride. Stop measuring every other culture against your own.
  25. Profile photo of Cashaviola
    Cashaviola Female 18-29
    108 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 9:56 am
    Agree with Idiotfilter...If more people were paid by piecework, quality of products would be a lot better, and then the lazies would be seeded out
  26. Profile photo of Oystah
    Oystah Female 40-49
    4032 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 9:57 am
    Wow - my job doesn`t suck as bad as I thought.
  27. Profile photo of Isobar
    Isobar Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 10:06 am
    its 52 cards every time because they start with the joker and end at the joker every time. So they don`t have to count, they know the cards are in order starting and ending at a Joker.
  28. Profile photo of AntEconomist
    AntEconomist Male 40-49
    356 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 10:09 am
    "did you know that this kind of job is normal for workers in asia ? they do that up to 21 hours a day, without a free day, all year an earn about 40 $ a month. imagine that when you buy chinese playing cards. please don`t support chinese factories."

    Given that they voluntarily took these jobs, it must be the case that the jobs (as poor as the conditions sound) are better than the alternatives. So, you go ahead and boycott the cards and force the workers into whatever worse alternative they are trying to avoid by working in the card factories. It`s sad that people can care enough to spout this nonesense but not enough to become informed as to how basic economics works.
  29. Profile photo of kairobert
    kairobert Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 10:10 am
    "Agree with Idiotfilter...If more people were paid by piecework, quality of products would be a lot better, and then the lazies would be seeded out "

    Except we don`t work for the sake of work, we work for humans.
  30. Profile photo of tvremote
    tvremote Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 10:11 am
    Tiredofnicks apparently has never heard of a sweatshop. Work pride? Really?
  31. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2010 at 10:21 am
    tvremote: You`ve never met a chinese native, have you? ;)

    We`ve got one at my work, and we`re doing our darnedest to corrupt her so that she doesn`t completely outshine the rest of us. Her sense of duty is absolutely amazing.
  32. Profile photo of deadbass72
    deadbass72 Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 10:21 am
    @Tiredofnicks I don`t think it`s pride...
    those are playing cards not works of art.
  33. Profile photo of ieatbunnies
    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    880 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 10:24 am
    @@Tiredofnicks
    "the-x-ray: Complete and utter rubbish. The Chinese has 8-hour workdays and 2-day weekends just like us. "

    This is not true for much of China. I work with manufacturing facilities in China and most of the workers work from 9 to 7. And most work on Saturday, some on a shorter schedule. They also don`t take the "coffee breaks" and long lunches typical in Western culture.

    They are not required to work these schedules but they due because of the high unemployment rate.
  34. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 10:46 am
    They probably get paid per 100 packs of cards they pack... thus faster work = more money
  35. Profile photo of FIRST_poster
    FIRST_poster Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 10:55 am
    @ruswut, yeah, but i guess they get about 2 cents for 100 Packs
  36. Profile photo of Tiredofnicks
    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2010 at 11:04 am
    I guess I came through a bit confrontational there.
    I`m just relating what she has told me, I had also heard horror stories but was surprised when she maintained that that was the case, same working hours as us.
  37. Profile photo of kcpd2050
    kcpd2050 Male 40-49
    330 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 11:32 am
    I`m impressed.
  38. Profile photo of GuardinGnome
    GuardinGnome Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 11:43 am
    Because he`s been doing that since he was 9.
  39. Profile photo of GiveChase
    GiveChase Female 18-29
    535 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    Muscle memory is an amazing thing, ain`t it?
  40. Profile photo of darkgear6
    darkgear6 Male 70 & Over
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    September 16, 2010 at 12:30 pm
    Hopefully they are paid like human beings
  41. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 16, 2010 at 12:35 pm
    Doing that all day would drive most people nuts.
  42. Profile photo of tws8631
    tws8631 Male 50-59
    316 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 12:39 pm
    BFD
  43. Profile photo of Creabhain
    Creabhain Male 40-49
    440 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    Of course robots could do it much faster. It`s just cheaper to use people.
  44. Profile photo of kirkyboy2005
    kirkyboy2005 Male 18-29
    84 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 1:22 pm
    makes me feel a lot better about my job
  45. Profile photo of frajola
    frajola Female 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    How does he get the correct number of cards all the time?
  46. Profile photo of Emirox
    Emirox Female 13-17
    112 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    packing cards... FTW!
  47. Profile photo of plurr4all
    plurr4all Male 18-29
    153 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 1:49 pm
    huh huh, you said package...
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    hateonyou Female 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm
    "How does he get the correct number of cards all the time?"

    he grabs them until he sees the joker.
  49. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    *plays one hand with the cards and then throws them out*

    Time well spent.
  50. Profile photo of xbx214
    xbx214 Male 18-29
    958 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    Thats was a micro chip in there brain and the adreniline injector in there backs
  51. Profile photo of RoboPatton
    RoboPatton Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    I was listening to techno at the same time. It was a like a trippy music video.
  52. Profile photo of ieatbunnies
    ieatbunnies Male 30-39
    880 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm
    @ Darkgear6
    "Hopefully they are paid like human beings"

    How are human beings paid? Pay should be determined by how many other can/want to do your job. If more people can/want to do your job then you get paid less, and visa versa.
  53. Profile photo of bleong
    bleong Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2010 at 2:48 pm
    First we know there is at least 1 Joker. So we`re talking probably a 54 card deck.

    Also, their hands are gonna give out by age 30. Repetitive stress fractures all over the place.
  54. Profile photo of Theyoyoguy
    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
    462 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    woa i was impressed in the beginning but when I saw the younger asians package theirs.. and without even LOOKING my jaw dropped straight to the floor
  55. Profile photo of Theyoyoguy
    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
    462 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 3:27 pm
    also, to make it easier on them why dont they mark the joker with a black edge. just a thought.
  56. Profile photo of PringleMan
    PringleMan Female 13-17
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    September 16, 2010 at 3:29 pm
    ...cheap chinese labour... makes me kind of sad
  57. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 16, 2010 at 3:50 pm
    Wow, very impressive, thats just awesome! btw, "theyoyoguy" to mark a card would then allow the card to be read by someone else, bad idea!
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    a9249 Male 18-29
    39 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    All hail our soon to be Chinese overlords.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    September 16, 2010 at 5:21 pm
    In a basement under IAB headquarters.
    .5 cent / pack.

    and you think Fancys job sucks
  60. Profile photo of Ace_Mazta
    Ace_Mazta Male 13-17
    699 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 5:37 pm
    i wanna know how they grab the right amount of cards from the whole pile
  61. Profile photo of greguire
    greguire Male 18-29
    85 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    the joker is the end of the pack in all packaged playing cards. usually the joker has the most amount of ink on the card thus it makes it the heaviest card in the deck and it will usually stick out from the other cards due to that fact. i don`t think it`s super human i think they are just so used to doing it they`ve became robots themselves.
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    aribowman Male 13-17
    64 posts
    September 16, 2010 at 6:57 pm
    Those looked a lot more like boys than men...
  63. Profile photo of whocares3725
    whocares3725 Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    Yeah...we`re not that dedicated looks like America will be done in a couple years.
  64. Profile photo of vw
    vw Female 30-39
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    September 16, 2010 at 8:41 pm
    Yup, that`s definitely cheap Chinese labor. They probably get paid less than US$2 per day for doing that.
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    inaria Female 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 9:30 pm
    They must get like a commission for how many card decks they package. Why else are they working so fast? Oh wait, it`s China....
  66. Profile photo of cornflakegrl
    cornflakegrl Female 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 10:15 pm
    Communism increases production. Didn`t anyone play Civilization Revolution?
  67. Profile photo of ROK9
    ROK9 Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 10:24 pm
    damn
  68. Profile photo of iGamer
    iGamer Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 11:03 pm
    obviously they are the new playing card packaging androids. lol
  69. Profile photo of Johnny_Blaze
    Johnny_Blaze Male 18-29
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    September 16, 2010 at 11:32 pm
    cornflakegrl that made me laugh so hard haha, yes! And fascism was even faster!
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    Northernwolf
    304 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 12:30 am
    Look at their little hands go!
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    BlueCrayon_ Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 1:28 am
    Goddamn.
    That second-last one showing off. Doing it without looking.
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    66stang Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 2:37 am
    Yeah VW they probably do only make 2 bucks a day, but it only costs 15 cents a day for food, etc. If they did make 8 bucks an hour like in the US that deck of cards would cost everyone 10 bucks a pack. And as for it being humans packing them, its common sense. What if 2 cards stick together on a machine and it miss counts? then every deck afterwards will be off.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2010 at 5:29 am
    So where`s the robot? Where`s the robot for comparison? Or is it just your OPINION these guys are faster than robots?
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 5:51 am
    That`s awesome!
  75. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 6:29 am
    I guess you would be fast at something menial and repetitive if you did it all day, every day for years.
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    CoffeeTalk Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2010 at 7:07 am
    SWEATSHOP!!!
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    Shahar102 Female 18-29
    517 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 9:20 am
    horrible
  78. Profile photo of Holly69
    Holly69 Female 18-29
    250 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 10:01 am
    this is sad
  79. Profile photo of duffytoler
    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    September 17, 2010 at 10:12 am
    WHERE ROBOT?
    TOTAL ROBOTS PROMISED: >1
    TOTAL ROBOTS DELIVERED: 0
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    mollyscary Female 13-17
    259 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm
    What happens if you get too many of the same card?
  81. Profile photo of twitchy11B
    twitchy11B Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 12:17 pm
    Sweatshop? so you want to deny these MEN a job? are you going to feed their kids? probly not.
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    CodeJockey Male 40-49
    5611 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    "Jesus!! Someone save these people from these horrible working condition!!"
    *Government shuts factory, town dries up, men sit around playing cards all day...*
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    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    September 17, 2010 at 8:49 pm
    FASTER!!!!!!!!
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    liljerzy Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 10:40 pm
    d_mn
  85. Profile photo of phoneybone
    phoneybone Male 18-29
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    September 17, 2010 at 11:29 pm
    way to earn that $1.50...per day!
  86. Profile photo of xelous
    xelous Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2010 at 12:30 am
    Damn, they`re slow. I thought the Chinese were supposed to be disciplined. ;-()
  87. Profile photo of eskimo9
    eskimo9 Male 18-29
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    September 19, 2010 at 6:52 am
    What`s with everyone jumping on the moral high-horse all of a sudden? 1) Machines are not as good at packaging cards as people. 2) These people need jobs to live. 3) Nowhere in the video does it indicate their rate of pay, they might be Asian immigrants to Norway getting more money than you for all you know, or they might go home to their mansions and swimming pools full of cocaine and hookers, all because they are employed. I would continue, but all I can think about now is how much I want cocaine and hookers in my pool.
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    asurazero Male 18-29
    185 posts
    September 20, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    if they`re packing cards then who is making nikes right now? zomg....

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