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havocmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-12-10 12:03 PM
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4. Between this and all the violent attacks on school kids, gotta wonder about industrial toxins
Wages are not the only reason companies outsource. Though US health & worker safety regs are WAY under enforced, we do have some and that means workers might just be able to sue if employers expose them to too much in the way of bad conditions/toxins; citizens can sue if the toxins get into air/water and do harm. Sure, it's tough to sue big companies with deep pockets, but it happens.

Manufacturing in many other nations does not include expenses dealing with much in the way of regulations of safety.

We know many chemicals can disrupt mental health at a very basic chemical level in humans. One wonders about the possibility that toxins might be playing a role in these sad events in China.
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  -China iPhone plant sees eighth suicide The Damned  May-12-10 11:54 AM   #0 
  - Foxconn is the company and they make products for Dell, HP and many other companies.  onehandle   May-12-10 11:57 AM   #1 
  - iKill nt  Deep13   May-12-10 11:57 AM   #2 
  - Shame on Apple and all of the other corporations that use Foxconn and the like n/t  OhioChick   May-12-10 12:01 PM   #3 
  - No, shame on us for buying the shit. No buyers, no market...................  pattmarty   May-12-10 12:05 PM   #7 
     - +1. I try to only buy electronics when the ones I have give out. NT  SocialistLez   May-12-10 12:31 PM   #16 
     - How else would we be able to read your excellent posts?  pundaint   May-12-10 01:38 PM   #23 
     - Osmosis??????? Tea (bag) leaves?  pattmarty   May-13-10 09:29 AM   #37 
     - Agreed.  Xenotime   May-12-10 02:38 PM   #27 
     - True, but we'll keep buying!  The Damned   May-12-10 10:12 PM   #32 
  - Between this and all the violent attacks on school kids, gotta wonder about industrial toxins  havocmom   May-12-10 12:03 PM   #4 
  - My Thoughts Exactly  Dont_Bogart_the_Pretzel   May-12-10 01:32 PM   #22 
  - Good point  KT2000   May-12-10 01:44 PM   #24 
  - Taiwan is China? Since when?  suston96   May-12-10 12:04 PM   #5 
  - Taiwan is where the company HQ is. Their plants are mainly in China. nt  onehandle   May-12-10 12:07 PM   #9 
  - Ah so. All sounds political. HQ is in Taiwan. Factories in China?  suston96   May-12-10 12:21 PM   #13 
  - The plant is in China  Tempest   May-12-10 12:07 PM   #10 
  - The plant is in Shenzhen, China, on the mainland.  amandabeech   May-12-10 12:09 PM   #11 
  - C'mon, you haven't been reading your corporatism 101, have you?  pattmarty   May-12-10 12:20 PM   #12 
  - Media seems to be hating on Apple these days...  gmoney   May-12-10 12:05 PM   #6 
  - Considering China's suicide rate is about .023%, and this is a rate of .008, much ado about nothing.  Rabrrrrrr   May-12-10 12:06 PM   #8 
  - What exactly would compare that to in the US? How the fuck often............  pattmarty   May-12-10 12:22 PM   #14 
  - Hint:  Rebubula   May-12-10 12:26 PM   #15 
  - The US's suicide rate is about 0.011%, so in-between China's general rate and Fenncomm rate.  Rabrrrrrr   May-12-10 02:19 PM   #25 
     - Anytime you have a large group of people you're going to have suicides. Their rate is better  truthisfreedom   May-12-10 10:49 PM   #34 
        - Yep - and look at the self-righteous assholes on this thread who still blame Apple for it  Rabrrrrrr   May-12-10 11:42 PM   #35 
           - ALRIGHT, PEOPLE, LISTEN UP! APPLE'S SUICIDE RATE IS 65% LOWER THAN THE AVERAGE CHINESE RATE AND 28%  truthisfreedom   May-13-10 12:43 AM   #36 
  - That article is very sad.  Jennicut   May-12-10 12:41 PM   #18 
  - what a SAD read your post is. People need to stop focusing on wealth. I believe whatever  Divine Discontent   May-12-10 12:51 PM   #19 
  - I totally agree. We shouldn't be used to it here. They are going to turn into a  Jennicut   May-12-10 12:57 PM   #21 
  - It is really sad - and Japan is suffering from some of the same issues  Rabrrrrrr   May-12-10 02:20 PM   #26 
  - +1 nt  MannyGoldstein   May-12-10 12:53 PM   #20 
  - Actually .0027 - 8 out of 300k people, not 100k. nt  anigbrowl   May-12-10 04:09 PM   #30 
     - So far this year, though, so I multiplied it by 3 (since we're 1/3 of the way through the year).  Rabrrrrrr   May-12-10 04:33 PM   #31 
        - i misread, i think. nt  anigbrowl   May-12-10 10:42 PM   #33 
  - K&R  Shining Jack   May-12-10 12:40 PM   #17 
  - Not to worry, Steve Jobs has a very strong soap he uses to wash things like this from his hands  tomm2thumbs   May-12-10 03:02 PM   #28 
  - it's a mistake to assume it's a corporate issue  anigbrowl   May-12-10 04:08 PM   #29 
  - What China is going through right now is much like the US in the early 1900's  humblebum   May-13-10 10:46 AM   #38 

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