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Occupy Ports Leader Sticks It To The Man

Hits: 9157 | Rating: (2.8) | Category: News & Politics | Added by: Baelzar
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Male, 30-39, Western US
 735 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 3:15:57 AM
Smug little child. Just another smug, ignorant OWS moron.

Male, 70 & Over, Europe
 141 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 2:53:04 AM
Fugly AND dumb as hell.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1122 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:32:06 AM
@FoSchizle: (posted in easily readable format)

I would like to agree with you, I really would. But as you may have only taken a basic course in economics and it sounds as if you're regurgitating what a professor may have told you, I will disagree.

True producing products at a cheaper costs enables more sales jobs of said product to be created which generally pay better. You're right on this front.

(Now we aren't going to get into logistics of how work in third world countries is beneficial to the occupants because that's a separate topic.)

There are two separate aspects you have to take into account when saying it's the action with the most utility to transfer jobs overseas.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1122 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:31:14 AM

The first is the ratio of jobs. While manufacturing of goods may employee hundreds of people at one factory that same factory only has the financial power to employee dozens of sales people for the items created. Of course we are just looking at the idea of the area of population a single factory can create goods for and be sustained by vs the same populations need for sales people for said product.
(eg: it may take 200,000 people spread out over a service area to support the factory producing goods) So you can multiply this number across the board of consumers within given geographical limits and the numbers will still hold true.

If that same factory is shipped overseas and employs hundreds there then the number of sales people needed for the same given demographic will remain the same. Unless you chose to hire more sales people for the same given number of people then the salaries will remain the same or drop for said sales people.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1122 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:30:51 AM
The second factor to consider is the flow of money. Given it is a subtopic to our main topic but follow my logic for a second. Originally the money was diverted into overseas raw resources to manufacture goods and the rest generally stays within country.
By shipping the factory overseas you are now splitting the profit into foreign raw materials, foreign work, home sales jobs. Which is a significant split when you take into account the maintenance and management that are hired and completed overseas as well.
Then the hundreds of people who were previous employed now have less if any buying power and multiplied by the number of factories that were moved overseas you have thousands if not tens of thousands with less buying power.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 1122 Posts
Thursday, December 15, 2011 1:30:22 AM
They'll buy cheaper items which are produced overseas forcing even more money into overseas operations.
This can continue, but only for a while. If you become a consumer nation without being a producer of anything then you're basically re-cycling the same money and each circulation another portion breaks off and goes overseas eventually leading to economic downturn and the country being unable to support the companies producing said product. Companies going out of business or downsizing which means firing overseas workers and home sales people.

The easiest analogy to give you a grasp of this happening is this. If you were a consumer only and not a producer of anything how long could you sustain yourself?

You buy groceries, cell phones, tvs, clothes, etc. But you fail to produce anything then eventually your resources will run out and you will be broke.

Male, 18-29, Southern US
 4800 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 11:59:22 PM
Bitch is dumb as hell.

Male, 30-39, Western US
 330 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 11:01:45 PM
This is going too far. I support the idea behind the OWS, but I'm sorry. This is just a dick move.

All protests in this country are ruined by the people in them.

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 380 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 10:18:16 PM
This is a perfect example of my problem with this whole issue... could I honestly support either one of these bozos?

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 2855 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 9:51:03 PM
I couldn't make it more than 30 seconds without wanting to fart on her face.

Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 15860 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 9:24:56 PM
I'm surprised that the Teamsters and Longshoremen didn't just beat all those stupid self-righteous hippies into a squishy little puddle of mush.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 318 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7:56:37 PM
Viking: Actually, no it's not. If you don't believe me, take even a basic Macroeconomics course. When companies can make their goods at a cheaper cost, they have more money to hire people to then sell those goods. Traditionally, service sector jobs pay higher than manual labor jobs.

Obviously this doesn't hold true 100% of the time as nothing ever does in social sciences, but it's spot on MOST of the time.

Like I said: job loss in the short run, but it ends up netting jobs in the long run. People gotta look past the short run when it comes to economics.

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 933 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7:54:10 PM
the 99% who would have been working that day will still get paid. If the company told them to not come in then they have to pay them. At least that's how it is here...

Male, 40-49, Canada
 1815 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7:36:06 PM
And create jobs here ?? Ahahaha LOL !! Not a drating chance !!!

Male, 40-49, Canada
 1815 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7:34:03 PM
The communist Chinese are sitting on a HUGE pile of cash, accumulated over the last 15 years of "globalization". Meanwhile North America has steadily slid into (personal and national) debt and unemployment. The goods formerly made/supplied by our economy still cost the consumer the same, if not more, but are much inferior in quality and made by Chinese sweatshop labor for a fraction of the cost. The increase in net margin/profit made by selling North America this shoddy merchandise made in communist China has ended up in the hands of the N.A. corporate elite, the new corporate elite in China, and China's communist rulers, who are using that wealth to overhaul China's military to make it the strongest on the planet. I've seen this coming for years, spoken out and been greeted with slack-jawed, glazed-eyed moron-ity, and now it is too late. Are the Chinese going to spend all that money we have stupidly, willingly transferred to them, in North America, and create jobs here

Male, 40-49, Southern US
 1438 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 7:11:31 PM
@FoSchizle: As an unfortunent person that has had to help close 7 factories in my lifetime, your statement is BS.

Female, 18-29, Midwest US
 108 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 6:39:13 PM
well gee, maybe americans should phucking buy AMERICAN MADE GOODS THEN and they wouldnt have to worry about their lead infused toys bought from communist china wont arrive in time!

seriously?! phuck off

Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 318 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 6:15:08 PM

False. It may have increased unemployment in the short term, but sending factory jobs overseas actually NETS jobs here in America, and higher paying ones at that.

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 147 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 5:24:15 PM
fox news sucks a lot, believe absolutely nothing the newscasters and interviewers say

Male, 50-59, Western US
 34231 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:51:02 PM

I see the point. Every product imported is a job that went overseas and represents an unemployed person here.

But the only people who lost money were 99%ers. The products still got unloaded the next day so the 1% got their profit, the labor got screwed out of a days pay.

Inefective protest is Ineffective.

Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6465 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:49:24 PM
Well if Fox thinks it's wrong it must be right.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 31 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:46:21 PM
Wow fox news... I was there. And the longshoremen were actually helping, they even brought pizza to us... Damn fox news, you suck so much corporate D*ck

Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 2696 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:33:53 PM
CRAIGJ - I was referring to the fact that you said not watching tv = not watching Fox news. There's tons of ways to watch Fox news online, TV isn't necessary.

Female, 18-29, Southern US
 532 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:32:36 PM
Interruption much? Please just let her finish speaking!! How did he make it that far in life without having decent conversation skills?

Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 257 Posts
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 4:14:01 PM
This whole Occupy thing is a joke. While the roots of it are noble, it has become so watered down, diluted, and bastardized by the homeless, mis-guided idealistic college kids and misinformed that its message is no longer. The only place that should be occupied is DC because that is where the corruption lies.

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