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Old 03-06-2011, 09:48 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Will it?
How much do people make over in Europe?
I know in Australia, you male $14/hour working at McDonalds.

Also a Big Mac meal isn't $3.50 there either.
Fuel isn't $3.25 a gallon.

It is about double that, if not more.

Everything cost more, about double, so $14 is equal to a $7 per hour wage here.


Your seeing the $14 and clearly don't understand how currency is manipulated.
It would be much different if their numbers for cost mirrored ours. They would make double our minimum.

Using gold, the same amount buys the same amount worldwide....... and always has.
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Old 03-06-2011, 09:52 PM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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Also a Big Mac meal isn't $3.50 there either.
Fuel isn't $3.25 a gallon.

It is about double that, if not more.

Everything cost more, about double, so $14 is equal to a $7 per hour wage here.


Your seeing the $14 and clearly don't understand how currency is manipulated.
It would be much different if their numbers for cost mirrored ours. They would make double our minimum.

Using gold, the same amount buys the same amount worldwide....... and always has.
Ummm.no not really.

You actually make pretty good money over there,some stuff is more for sure but not everything.
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Old 03-06-2011, 10:26 PM
 
Location: planet octupulous is nearing earths atmosphere
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i think the saudi sheiks are shaking in their boots right about now.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:04 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Saudi Arabia Now Under Pressure: 10k troops sent to stop planned protests | Ron Paul 2012 | Sound Money, Peace and Liberty (http://www.dailypaul.com/158856/saudi-arabia-now-under-pressure-10k-troops-sent-to-stop-planned-protests - broken link)


Desperate to avoid mass uprisings against the House of Saud, security forces have deployed in huge numbers across the region.
King Abdullah is also reported to have told neighbouring Bahrain that if they do not put down their own ongoing Shia revolt, his own forces will.
In response to the massive mobilisation, protesters are planning to place women on the front ranks to discourage Saudi forces from firing on them.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/saudiar...

Protests worry Middle East governments - World - CBC News
Nobody is going to say anything.
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:27 PM
 
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I am not republican, but did democrats work with Bush in his 2ed term in a bi-partisan manner?
Actually, they did ... they rubber stamped everything he wanted to do, including the "surge" of 30,000 more troops ... after campaigning as anti-war. Then, Obamanation SWORE ... "the first thing I do in the White House is to end the war and bring the troops home".

So, ..... what's your point?
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:28 PM
 
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How much do people make over in Europe?
Well I can tell you right now, minimum wage in the UK is around 5 per hour if I remember correctly and the salary to cost of living ratio is out of whack for many people, especially those living in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Kent, the Sussexes, and Greater London
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Old 03-06-2011, 11:37 PM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Ummm.no not really.

You actually make pretty good money over there,some stuff is more for sure but not everything.
I'm gobsmacked
Now we are not talking about the mates rate.

Are you London to a brick, mate?

It has been 20 years since you have purchased something down under.
Even a bikkie, has undoubtedly gone up in cost.
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Old 03-07-2011, 01:49 AM
 
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I wonder how many of the same people would be complaining if Obama got the US involved in the North African mess?
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Old 03-07-2011, 03:42 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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"Saudi arabia banning protest..us silent"

You do mean Obama and Clinton silent.
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:42 AM
 
Location: North Cackelacky....in the hills.
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I'm gobsmacked
Now we are not talking about the mates rate.

Are you London to a brick, mate?

It has been 20 years since you have purchased something down under.
Even a bikkie, has undoubtedly gone up in cost.
We were there a year ago for a month.
House prices were out of sight,new cars were high,coffee was crazy.
Food was okay,better quality that's for sure.
Funny thing was,my BIL couldn't hire anyone to work for him for $18/hour,he had to get workers from overseas.
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