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think twice before you buy an Apple iPhone or iPad

Original post made by Steve, Old Palo Alto, on Apr 7, 2010

Those gadgets are made in Chinese sweatshops where suicides are rampant. One woman worker jumped off a factory building yesterday, following 3 others last month. News report: Web Link

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Posted by iNeeds
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Apr 7, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Are you saying they should be made in Milpitas as was the first Mac Computer?

Then the iPad would have to comply with all these job killing California Air Resources regulations and other foolish job killers we are all burdened with here in Kalifommunism.

Also the nerds would have to pay $1,800.00 for each iPad and that's just not fare. My iNeeds exceed your iNeeds. And if Steve can get it made for cheep the better for my wallet and he can buy more jet fuel for his pal Al.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 7, 2010 at 6:09 pm

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Posted by blah
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 7, 2010 at 6:26 pm

pointless post.

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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 7, 2010 at 7:12 pm

Walter_E_Wallis is a registered user.

Except in slave states, sweatshops offer the best or only opportunity for employment.

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Posted by Fact Checker
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 8, 2010 at 7:51 am

Of course, the article fails to mention that the Longhua plant has over 300,000 people and that 4 suicide attempts in a month is actually LOWER than the national suicide attempt rate for China.

Web Link

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 8, 2010 at 10:46 am

What is the national suicide rate for China (per person per month)?

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Posted by iNeeds
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Apr 8, 2010 at 2:08 pm

The approximate rate of 23 suicides per 100,000 population in China.
The approximate rate of 12 suicides per 100,000 population In the USA.

Don't take my word, go here Web Link and here Web Link .

It would be better if you design it in California you should make it in California.

Imagine that 300,000 American citizens working in a factory making real products, paying taxes what a concept.

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