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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    You're pretty much not familair with the wide, wide world of part-time work. It comes in pretty much all the same flavors as full-time work. Check it out sometime.
    I work about 8hrs/week and make more than the avg american
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    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I work about 8hrs/week and make more than the avg american
    I'm down to charity-related work plus enough real work on things I'm interested in to keep in touch with the world. But such anecdotes don't fully serve to make the readily apparent case that what some people are talking about is a crude stereotype of "part time", a one-size-fits-all cartoon that doesn't match up at all well with the reality that millions live every day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    Outsourcing is only the more visible side of the globalization coin. Trade has created thousands upon thousands of new jobs. One or two at a time instead of hundreds at a time as would be the case with a typical plant closing. TV reporters show up and record sob-story interviews when plants close. I can hear them now. So can you. Nobody shows up when a contract renewal with Brazil leads me to hire two more guys for the night shift.
    Correct me if I'm wrong but globalization is supposed to be a competitive market.
    America can not compete in a Globalized market if the depend on other nations for the following.
    LABOR OUTSOURCED
    ENERGY BOUGHT FROM THE MIDEAST
    ELECTRONICS JAPAN, TAI WAN, CHINA
    TRANSPORTATION FOREIGN MADE CARS OR American cars made by foreign labor with foreign parts.
    COMPUTERS CHINA WHETHER MADE THERE OR CHINESE ON VISA CARDS

    Your anology of Brazil hiring more workers is quite favorable.
    However, although I can not speak for others on this thread I DO NOT LIVE IN BRAZIL I LIVE IN AMERICA
    I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE OF BRAZIL.
    I DO HOWEVER PAY TAXES IN AMERICA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong but globalization is supposed to be a competitive market.
    America can not compete in a Globalized market if the depend on other nations for the following.
    LABOR OUTSOURCED
    ENERGY BOUGHT FROM THE MIDEAST
    ELECTRONICS JAPAN, TAI WAN, CHINA
    TRANSPORTATION FOREIGN MADE CARS OR American cars made by foreign labor with foreign parts.
    COMPUTERS CHINA WHETHER MADE THERE OR CHINESE ON VISA CARDS

    Your anology of Brazil hiring more workers is quite favorable.
    However, although I can not speak for others on this thread I DO NOT LIVE IN BRAZIL I LIVE IN AMERICA
    I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ECONOMIC STRUCTURE OF BRAZIL.
    I DO HOWEVER PAY TAXES IN AMERICA.
    What century are you living in

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal Fang View Post
    You're pretty much not familair with the wide, wide world of part-time work. It comes in pretty much all the same flavors as full-time work. Check it out sometime.
    Well I've worked 2 part time jobs , I've worked 1 full time job and 1 part time job, I've worked split shift and swing shift.

    So, I guess I might know a little about the workings of how company and labor works in America unless things have changed.

    However, I must admit I'm more interested in other things in America besides part time work.
    Perhaps you've heard of it it's called the tax revenue of America, or you could call it "HOW'S THE CURRENT ECONOMIC STRUCTURE IN AMERICA WORKING TODAY???
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    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    What century are you living in
    This is 2013, correct?

    Which part of my post do you deny?
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    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    Well I've worked 2 part time jobs , I've worked 1 full time job and 1 part time job, I've worked split shift and swing shift.

    So, I guess I might know a little about the workings of how company and labor works in America unless things have changed.

    However, I must admit I'm more interested in other things in America besides part time work.
    Perhaps you've heard of it it's called the tax revenue of America, or you could call it "HOW'S THE CURRENT ECONOMIC STRUCTURE IN AMERICA WORKING TODAY???
    I'm not sure.
    Unemployment is high, the government at every level is broke.
    Yet, you go into a store, and people are there buying. You go out on the roads, and they are crowded with mostly late model cars, some with expensive nameplates: Mercedes, Lexus, Infinity. You go to a restaurant, and the tables are full. According to the news, the Dow broke 14,000.

    How is the economy doing overall?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'm not sure.
    Unemployment is high, the government at every level is broke.
    Yet, you go into a store, and people are there buying. You go out on the roads, and they are crowded with mostly late model cars, some with expensive nameplates: Mercedes, Lexus, Infinity. You go to a restaurant, and the tables are full. According to the news, the Dow broke 14,000. but in this case

    How is the economy doing overall?
    Never was one to answer a question with a question, however in a situation as this, WELL.

    What is the current Credit Card debt in America today?

    Perhaps that is too much of a speculation.

    America's population today there are those "well off" and those well, financially in trouble. this is fact.

    I would say if you were to try to balance the two the scales would tip very strongly in one direction, it would not be for those doing well.

    If that is not enough the scales are tipping more everyday, and not to the "well off side".
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    Re: We're Number......LAST

    Quote Originally Posted by presluc View Post
    Never was one to answer a question with a question, however in a situation as this, WELL.

    What is the current Credit Card debt in America today?

    Perhaps that is too much of a speculation.

    America's population today there are those "well off" and those well, financially in trouble. this is fact.

    I would say if you were to try to balance the two the scales would tip very strongly in one direction, it would not be for those doing well.

    If that is not enough the scales are tipping more everyday, and not to the "well off side".
    It does seem that the number of people in the "not doing well" category is increasing, and yet, there are those crowded stores and nice cars on the highways.

    Is all that really paid for by credit card? That can't be sustainable. The interest on credit cares approaches usury.
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    Re: We're Number......LAST

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'm not sure.
    Unemployment is high, the government at every level is broke.
    Yet, you go into a store, and people are there buying. You go out on the roads, and they are crowded with mostly late model cars, some with expensive nameplates: Mercedes, Lexus, Infinity. You go to a restaurant, and the tables are full. According to the news, the Dow broke 14,000.

    How is the economy doing overall?
    Cars in the driveway are often as rented as the furniture in the living room

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