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former9thward

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92. Actually all companies in the U.S. that have life insurance do this.
Fri Feb 17, 2012, 10:52 AM
Feb 2012

Life insurance polices have suicide exemptions. If someone commits suicide in the U.S. what benefits do they get in the U.S.? None.

Hmm not what I was expecting to read. dkf Feb 2012 #1
This message was self-deleted by its author Tesha Feb 2012 #5
Definitely food for thought. dkf Feb 2012 #8
The related post is the Scheer article which was discussed elsewhere this morning... Pholus Feb 2012 #9
Americans should feel guilty buying anything from China. Zalatix Feb 2012 #84
Leavenworth is better than Alcatraz?? CAPHAVOC Feb 2012 #2
and we should believe them because??? mucifer Feb 2012 #3
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Mike Daisey has been to the Foxconn factory FredisDead Feb 2012 #10
Has he been to the garment factories? Javaman Feb 2012 #18
Apples to wrenches? nt Snake Alchemist Feb 2012 #6
Man, the whiplash in the required party line is pretty bad... Pholus Feb 2012 #7
Wow, thank you for that fascinating report, everyone should check this out. joshcryer Feb 2012 #55
Kind of reminds me of how gays are treated FreeState Feb 2012 #67
way, way above average of the norm GeorgeGist Feb 2012 #11
Great point "the physical conditions are way, way above average of the norm." grahamhgreen Feb 2012 #13
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As long as the Chinese workers are all happy I guess. Again, I point to Scheer. Pholus Feb 2012 #16
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Yet, some of them would still rather commit suicide than stay or go back. Incitatus Feb 2012 #22
if higher ed had the same suicide rate as foxconn belcffub Feb 2012 #35
Lies, damn lies and statistics. girl gone mad Feb 2012 #43
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47 suicides over 36 years.. girl gone mad Feb 2012 #69
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There were 300,000 workers at the Foxconn factory in question. girl gone mad Feb 2012 #72
ding ding ding belcffub Feb 2012 #74
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is the 400% internationalized belcffub Feb 2012 #75
How about 'all of the above' has a problem. Zalatix Feb 2012 #85
Apparently quakerboy Feb 2012 #53
The preventative measures were to the library and local bridge.. girl gone mad Feb 2012 #71
That's easy. Make students sign a no-suicide pact with financial penalties for their survivors. Pholus Feb 2012 #82
Fascinating. North Korea also has a similar law, if you kill yourself, your entire family suffers. joshcryer Feb 2012 #88
I guess there is more than one way to look at your data point. Pholus Feb 2012 #24
That's exactly why we need steep tariffs on the Chinese goods, grahamhgreen Feb 2012 #39
Begs the question - how bad is the norm? We need to end the Costly Trade Agreements, increase tariff grahamhgreen Feb 2012 #12
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All the more reason to bring them back! grahamhgreen Feb 2012 #38
Way, way? Is that some professional lingo? Is 'way, way' twice 'way' or 10x 'way'? Bluenorthwest Feb 2012 #14
It's a professional term: Way, way is "way to the way'th power" In other words EXPONENTIALLY. nt Pholus Feb 2012 #17
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Let me repeat my previous post using smaller posts. Pholus Feb 2012 #27
BTW, I'll see your request and ask for a copy of your CV as well. Pholus Feb 2012 #28
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Ah yes, it is the fault of the "Murcan" so the onus is on him. Pholus Feb 2012 #41
Your points are logical, and well reasoned, I do not expect a coherent response. joshcryer Feb 2012 #57
Thanks. You know I tend not to be reasonable myself though, right? ;) Pholus Feb 2012 #61
I'm glad you pointed out the required technical conditions, I probably would've overlooked that. joshcryer Feb 2012 #64
I'm simply amazed how things like this can ever be justified. Or that people even try... Pholus Feb 2012 #87
Your information and rational, cogent arguments jsmirman Feb 2012 #108
Bullshit: there's an app for that nt Dreamer Tatum Feb 2012 #20
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Most workers get 3 beatings a day, ours only get 2. We're 33% nicer. Nuclear Unicorn Feb 2012 #21
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Forgive if I implied the workers are in any way at fault for anything Nuclear Unicorn Feb 2012 #36
No, but we would have the monetary leverage to save our own people. Zalatix Feb 2012 #86
See, we don't beat our slaves. marmar Feb 2012 #23
"the physical conditions are way, way above average of the norm" TBF Feb 2012 #49
Sounds to me like "Hey, there *might* be a *surprise* inspection on Tuesday at 6:30 a.m." n/t Earth_First Feb 2012 #25
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Post removed Post removed Feb 2012 #40
So conditions aren't as bad as they are at places with worse conditions? Iggo Feb 2012 #33
I recall some left wing agitator saying one that raouldukelives Feb 2012 #37
The board of the "Fair Labor Association" is full of corporate CEOs. What a joke! Romulox Feb 2012 #42
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It's a significant amount, to be sure. I consider it dishonest not to disclose this fact Romulox Feb 2012 #47
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You quoted a trade group as if it were a NGO or similar. nt Romulox Feb 2012 #51
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"The Fair Labor Association" (sic) is an INDUSTRY GROUP. NOT an NGO! Romulox Feb 2012 #56
This is a joke, right? girl gone mad Feb 2012 #44
IMHO, some of this raises questions about using DU for commercial promotion. nt Romulox Feb 2012 #48
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So anyone who uses an electronic device has no business being concerned about the working conditions Incitatus Feb 2012 #58
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When you're an image-centered brand, "everybody else does it" does NOT cut it. Pholus Feb 2012 #60
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Bwahahahaha...CHECKMATE! I actually PASS your purity test as you stated it. Pholus Feb 2012 #81
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Yes. I imagine you thought this comeback was a real winner. THEN YOU RAN ACROSS ME... Pholus Feb 2012 #90
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Your argument is one of moral equivalence between Apple Corporation Romulox Feb 2012 #97
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"Would you would you in a box...would you would you with a fox." Pholus Feb 2012 #98
Someone's getting seriously worked over here, and it ain't Pholus jsmirman Feb 2012 #109
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I thought you said I wasn't worth debating with. I'll counter that Walmart sells loads too. Pholus Feb 2012 #121
Incidentally, that does prove you ran out of arguments when you resorted to "neener neener" talk. Pholus Feb 2012 #122
Only a very small number. I'm glad we are on the same side on this issue. joshcryer Feb 2012 #59
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Oh yes, I know, and I enjoy our little back and forths. joshcryer Feb 2012 #65
Don't bring facts to the anti-Apple crowd. former9thward Feb 2012 #68
A ridiculous comparison. girl gone mad Feb 2012 #73
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No it would not. former9thward Feb 2012 #91
I appreciate the tactics which were brought to bear to make this happen. Very classy. See #82. Pholus Feb 2012 #83
Actually all companies in the U.S. that have life insurance do this. former9thward Feb 2012 #92
In the U.S. foxconn would be sunk under wrongful death lawsuits. Pholus Feb 2012 #100
Many companies use Foxconn former9thward Feb 2012 #106
Okay. Let's put this "everybody does it" thing to bed here. It's simply morally repugnant. Pholus Feb 2012 #110
The Chinese people disagree with you. former9thward Feb 2012 #111
Oh yes. People fight hard when desperate. Fundamental tenet of the "cheap labor" movement. Pholus Feb 2012 #112
Of course they would go to robots if they could. former9thward Feb 2012 #113
Apple says that you too hold a blacksmith's hammer in the brave new "global economy." Pholus Feb 2012 #114
Well my insane leap of logic was already in my previous post former9thward Feb 2012 #115
You make no sense. Why would ruining a perfectly functional TV make this better? Pholus Feb 2012 #116
"the norm" = A poke in the eye with a sharp stick. n/t cherokeeprogressive Feb 2012 #78
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Not enough? Too many? Who counts? Just call me an Apple hater; I like it. cherokeeprogressive Feb 2012 #80
From "better than the norm!" to "EVERYBODY'S doin' it!" in a few short equivocations. Romulox Feb 2012 #94
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I reject your premise; namely that owning Chinese made products makes Romulox Feb 2012 #96
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The Fair Labor Association is a phony, industry-funded "watchdog" brentspeak Feb 2012 #103
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Sorry, your OP was corporate PR spin. It got shredded. Pholus Feb 2012 #117
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We stopped debating when you ran out of new things to say. Pholus Feb 2012 #119
Agreed. I've shown above just how absurd the moral equivalism will get. Pholus Feb 2012 #101
Why did Anti-Apartheid protestors pick on Barclays sudopod Feb 2012 #104
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