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Give me the text. I'm not gonna watch a 15 minute video of something you googled.





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JohnnyKilroy
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Basically, Dubai is built using slave labor.





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i've read a few articles about the UAE's development and how they have foreigners (usually SE asians) go to work and upon arrival they take their passports. it's also difficult to leave, b/c they have debtor's prisons and if you don't have a job they can jail you (this has happened to white people, too).





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Zach
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Was built so cheaply then

I already did. Try to pay attention.






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Zach
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Basically, Dubai is built using slave labor.

No. It's not. But if you want to repeat that 10 times while stamping your feet you might make it true.






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Tigah in the ATL
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A post like the OP, it's basically implied.
Is it too much to ask for someone to actually say what they're posting about?

Or I could make an assumption about the poster & think he's trying to give us pro-anarchy evidence.

But if that's what we're talking about, where are the stats on the US auto industry in the area, the decline of which is clearly part of the problem?






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JohnnyKilroy
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No. It's not. But if you want to repeat that 10 times while stamping your feet you might make it true.



But it's true






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JohnnyKilroy
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Is it too much to ask for someone to actually say what they're posting about?

Or I could make an assumption about the poster & think he's trying to give us pro-anarchy evidence.

But if that's what we're talking about, where are the stats on the US auto industry in the area, the decline of which is clearly part of the problem?


So you don't get how message boards work. Got it.






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Zach
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i've read a few articles about the UAE's development and how they have foreigners (usually SE asians) go to work and upon arrival they take their passports. it's also difficult to leave, b/c they have debtor's prisons and if you don't have a job they can jail you (this has happened to white people, too).


Ah, so you believe in journalists telling the truth. How sad.
There are Arab countries so rich that their own people will not work because they are on welfare and too unskilled to do any work. Thus, they become a great place for skilled foreigners to make money.






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But it's true

Tag. You're it.






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JohnnyKilroy
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There are Arab countries so rich that their own people will not work because they are on welfare and too unskilled to do any work. Thus, they become a great place for skilled foreigners to make money.



Saying it 10 times doesn't make it true.






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SlowFlowPro
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where are the stats on the US auto industry in the area, the decline of which is clearly part of the problem?

well this leads to why the US auto industry grew into so many problems in that era






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Ah, so you believe in journalists telling the truth. How sad.

well i also have friends who live there and they've told me the same thing, but that doesn't hold the same weight

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Thus, they become a great place for skilled foreigners to make money.

nobody denies that skilled foreigners make money there, but this is unskilled labor. it's an underclass

nothing gets a barbaric culture's chest puffing more than its ability to acquire slave labor






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Powerman
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Nope. Oil rich Arab countries pay big money for foreign labor. Lot of Indians, Malaysian/Chinese and yes... Americans.




So for clarification, is this what you meant when you said you explained how they built it so cheaply?

I usually don't think "paying big money for labor" is a way to build something at about 1/3 of the expected cost when you consider that they still have to pay full price for all of the materials.

What am I missing here?






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TheFolker
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For comparison the freedom tower in NYC is 3.8 billion and not nearly the monstrosity


I wonder if there are unions in Dubai.






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Zach
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What am I missing here?

The tower was not built by slaves. That's what you are missing.






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JohnnyKilroy
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I wonder if there are unions in Dubai.

nope






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Powerman
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Zach read this snippet from wiki

LINK

OK so perhaps not technically slavery but it's effectively as close to slavery as you can get






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ItNeverRains
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What's your point? Was there someone here that didn't know the city of Detroit is now really shitty?


There's someone here who will never admit why Detroit is shitty.

Progressivism doesn't work.






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RogerTheShrubber
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i've read a few articles about the UAE's development and how they have foreigners (usually SE asians) go to work and upon arrival they take their passports. it's also difficult to leave, b/c they have debtor's prisons and if you don't have a job they can jail you (this has happened to white people, too).


Local girl was telling me something similar. She is Filipino and had several of her relatives basically held as slaves and never paid. Seems to be common practice.






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