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Survival of America

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The fact that in the United States the poor are rapidly continuing to get poorer, a reporter from the channel said in a report recently. "RT" Marina Portnay. In American society, the social abyss continues to grow and deepen. Against the background of the enrichment of millionaires, the working class barely makes ends meet, surviving only thanks to food stamps. The United States, not tired of teaching the whole world how to live correctly, and boasting of its “exclusiveness”, cannot solve the internal problem of total poverty. However, the government is not going to solve it: after all, it will contradict ... the fight against unemployment.


Survival of America


Here is Luis Vázquez, a college student. He is only nineteen, but he is already the main breadwinner in the family. A young man works at McDonalds, earning 7,25 dollars per hour there - apparently, starting money on the way to the American dream. For comparison: the CEO of this company receives more than 13 million dollars a year.

About 99% of employees of fast food - the people who cook and serve customers - live almost in poverty.

A few months ago, the preacher of American uniqueness, Barack Obama, said: “Let us today proclaim that in the richest country in the world, no one who works full-time should live in poverty. I propose to raise the minimum wage on a federal scale to 9 dollars per hour. ”

But nothing has changed from the words of the president. In more than a hundred American cities, fast food workers take to the streets, demanding an increase in the minimum wage equal to 7,25 dollars. You will not live on such money! And the majority of workers have to rely on food stamps from the government.

The lowest wages in the US are in the fast food and retail industry.

The dream of Americans today is not to make a career from a cleaner to the mayor and the president, but ... to be able to pay at least some bills. This is what the same Louis says: “Without a doubt, finding a job is hard. We just want a good salary to feed the family, pay at least some bills and make ends meet. ”

However, the outrage of American fast food workers is not that bad. news.

More in August on the site "BBC" A note appeared on the largest strike of workers of fast food restaurants in dozens of cities in the United States. The participants in the strike advocated that their work be paid at the rate of US $ 15 per hour. The strike took place against the backdrop of calls from Barack Obama and some legislators to raise the minimum wage.

“For an ever-increasing number of people whose labor is paid at the minimum rate, it is becoming less and less possible to climb the next step of the economic ladder,” said then US Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, one of the main proponents of raising the minimum wage in the presidential administration.

At the end of 2012, the topic of pay in American fast food also did not leave the newspaper pages. On the portal "Vesti - Economy" 16 December 2012 was published an article entitled "US companies are in no hurry to raise the minimum wage."

The material reported that the pay gap in American companies between ordinary employees and managers is constantly increasing, and this differentiation is especially noticeable in fast food. And the point is not that young people work in fast food. On the contrary, the opposite tendency is revealed: older workers are becoming increasingly frequent in fast food, and the share of young people there is declining. If in 2010, the proportion of 16-19-year-old employees was 17% of the total number of employees of fast-food restaurants, in 2000, it was almost 25%. The reduction is evident.

Here is one labor example. 44-year-old Tyree Johnson works for McDonalds 20 for years, and still receives 8,25 dollars per hour: this is the minimum wage in Illinois.

At McDonalds, the pay gap over the past ten years has doubled. It is noted that the company pays for lobbying its interests. And what are these interests? It's simple: you can not allow an increase in the minimum wage. The respective efforts of the unions, visible in Chicago and New York, are also skillfully suppressed.

The catering sector in the United States represents a pattern of classical inequality. The total number of people employed in Wal-Mart Stores, McDonalds and Yum Brands, according to Vesti-Economy, is 2,7 million. Moreover, the net profit of these three companies increased by 22% compared to four years ago.

Despite the crisis!

As for the above crisis, 1,2 million American high-income households increased their incomes by 5,5% (2011 g.), While for 97 million households, incomes shrank by 1,7%. Again, growing inequality: the rich get richer, the poor get poorer, the gap widens.

Do trade unions help workers? Hardly. “The number of people who were fired for joining or trying to organize a union has increased dramatically over the past 30 years,” says Dorothy Sue Cobble, a historian at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Well, and the lobby, add on my own. Fast food provides rapid growth in employment in the United States, and the president’s statements about raising the minimum salary are just ordinary propaganda, something like Russian and Soviet populism, only in a highly curtailed form. So to say, “minimum program”. In the USA, it is simply not customary to promise each family in an apartment by the year 2000 or communism to 1980. They can promise to increase control over trade weapons, to close the prison in Guantanamo, well, or to raise the "minimum salary" - and it is fine to do without all this, dumping all the political failures on a stubborn Congress.

But is it really so terrible in the USA? Answering this question, one can not do without comparisons.

According to a research consulting company "ConvergEx"In Australia, an employee earns at least 16,88 dollars per hour. In France, the most unlucky workers can count on 12,09 dollars per hour. In New Zealand, proletarians receive no less than 11,18 dollars per hour. Next on the list are: United Kingdom - the “minimum wage” there is equal to 9,83 dollars per hour, Canada - 9,75 dollars, Japan - 8,17. And then, finally, the US - 7,25 dollar. The “top 10” also includes Spain with Greece (5,57 and 5,06 dollars per hour, respectively) and South Korea (4,31 dollars per hour). Thus, the United States is still in the top ten "top" countries in the world for the minimum wage, and not in the last place. This is for objectivity's sake.

But in Brazil, workers can receive at least an hour in the amount of 1,98 dollars. The Chinese can earn at least 80 cents in an hour. India does not value its people at all: there, an employee gets an entire 28 cents per hour of work. In Mexico, the minimum labor hours are rated at 66 cents, in the Philippines - at 61 cents, in Afghanistan - at 57 cents. Finally, in Sierra Leone, the hour of labor brings the worker a whole 3 cent!

The average salary in the United States (data 2011 of the year) - approximately 25 dollars per hour. According to statistical indicators, the average salary in the United States in recalculation to the monthly level was 3.906 $.

It is also necessary to know that even with sufficient incomes, Americans live in debt. To study at a university you need from 5.000 to 35.000 per year, and you will have to give a loan for education. To earn more and not to upset the employer, Americans are trying to rest less. In addition, the rest period is not paid for employees from special funds. The “vacations” of employees are fixed in the labor contract, and on their own initiative, US citizens “idle” no more than 10 days a year, not counting weekends and national holidays.

Now back to fast food. This sector of the American public catering developed during the crisis years (and continues to develop) very quickly, overtaking all other sectors. About this Western media, and Russian, write for the second year. Hence, the permanent employment of those who complain about low wages, but still works: there is simply no other job! The pace of post-crisis recovery in the fast food industry is about twice as high as the average for the United States. Therefore, no trade unions are not afraid of capitalists from McDonald's, who have long preferred to distribute franchises, not only to promote the network for the sake of, but also to have an excuse ready: not adjustable. " And that's it - sorry. To the place of the employee who left or went on strike, those who used to be called strikebreakers and beat them in the face will immediately come. Now the times are not the same, now the former Marxist solidarity is not among the working people. Internationalism is also not the same. Now more and more are remembering the rigorous teaching of Comrade Darwin on the survival of species and intraspecific competition.

Who are these new scabs in the US? This is a kind of Chinese, internal "migrants". Once, the American theorist of liberal democracy F. Fukuyama wrote with displeasure about the “curse of second-rate people” who did not have access to higher education. But it was necessary to talk about people of the third grade, who do not have access even to a full life. And where - in blessed America, from which the whole world should take an example! But Mr. Fukuyama could not write about this. His hand would not have turned, the feather would have broken, the keyboard would have seized. After all, he, in fact, in his books offered the world to take an example from liberal American democracy and even preached “the end stories»: According to Fukuyama, the American-style democracy would be the pinnacle of the development of world society.

A few words in conclusion. The growth of fast food with such a low wage (and the fabulous increase in incomes of top management) is not really surprising. The United States could well have created an internal “China”: realize cheap assembly production and do what the Chinese, Vietnamese and other foreign conveyor chains are doing now. True, cooking a hamburger is much easier than collecting an iPhone. No wonder someone famous not so long ago said that for the production of iPhones in the United States there is no material base ...

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  1. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 09: 28
    +18
    Oh Oleg, schA Yarosvet will come and you will receive a portion from him in the form, this is a lie am In America, salaries are high, and living standards are ten times higher. About the minimum wage says nothing. In general, it will tear your article to the smithereens. laughing Hi
    1. Mart
      13 January 2014 09: 36
      +6
      Quote: Alexander Romanov
      Oh, Oleg, schola Yarosvet will come and you will receive a portion from him in the form — this is a lie. In America, wages are high, and the standard of living is ten times higher. About the minimum wage, there is nothing in general. life, completely impossible laughing Hi


      Hello and to you, Sasha. Oh, I love criticism and critics.
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 09: 39
        +2
        Quote: Mart
        Oh, I love criticism and critics.

        Well, then today you will receive a portion of love. True in a perverted form, but now it’s easy laughing
        1. Mart
          13 January 2014 09: 43
          +1
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          True in a perverted form, but who is now easy


          Some perverts even a beard and a cleaver do not scare. smile
          1. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 09: 47
            +2
            Quote: Mart

            Some perverts do not scare even a beard and a cleaver

            And you lay them a photo of Putin, they will immediately react. Well, or in the extreme case, write an article on how many and which factories were built in a year and how many jobs were created. Although this is more likely to Volodin.
            1. sledgehammer102
              sledgehammer102 13 January 2014 16: 57
              +5
              Well, and the lobby, we add on our own.


              What the hell, every time an article about America comes out, do the authors use the word lobby? Write directly - corruption! Ato, as soon as about the Russian Federation, corruption is immediately apparent, and the USA and the EU are lobbying. And it turns out that it exists only with us, and in other countries everything is legal and official, and there are no kickbacks, blat and other capitalist fun.
          2. The fat man
            The fat man 13 January 2014 12: 03
            0
            Oleg please answer
            I lived in America for half a year
            I get at home a relatively good salary, I have a summer cottage and 2 of the Car almost does not complain about anything. but why does the magnet pull me back there again.
            if only this one concerned me I would not write but there are many like me?
            1. Mart
              13 January 2014 12: 14
              +7
              Quote: Fat Man
              Oleg please answer
              I lived in America for half a year
              I get at home a relatively good salary, I have a summer cottage and 2 of the Car almost does not complain about anything. but why does the magnet pull me back there again.
              if only this one concerned me I would not write but there are many like me?


              I have no problem, no one and no second car. Even driving license is not - as unnecessary. I can complain to a lot. Therefore, I am a bad adviser.
            2. nikcris
              nikcris 13 January 2014 17: 31
              +1
              I am not Oleg, but I will give advice. Learn Russian - then come in handy. Well, and English, respectively.
              PS A TaG - yes. There are many like you. Extremely.
              1. The fat man
                The fat man 13 January 2014 20: 07
                0
                Quote: nikcris
                Learn Russian

                I didn’t understand anything. Explain
            3. Ruslan67
              Ruslan67 13 January 2014 18: 37
              +7
              Quote: Fat Man
              I get at home a relatively good salary, I have a summer cottage and 2 of the Car almost does not complain about anything. but why does the magnet pull me back there again.

              As in the old joke -Do not confuse foreign tourism fellow and emigration am wassat
            4. Shur
              Shur 15 January 2014 01: 02
              0
              The answer is "difference" oddly enough. But are you there forever? My uncle has two sons, both left to wear a mustache, but one returned rather quickly (not very happy), and the other did not dare to come back. But, interestingly, the "American" is quite "sober" and having lived there since 97 he is not going to be there until retirement (the children were born there). He built a house for himself in Russia. And then he is going to live and make money here. That's all the cheese. If there is nothing to "sell", then you are the same "Tajik" there.
      2. Luzhichanin
        Luzhichanin 13 January 2014 14: 28
        +7
        Quote: Mart

        Hello and to you, Sasha. Oh, I love criticism and critics.

        It would be advisable to see in such reviews the information given in relation to native penates ...
        Well, for example, our media like to compare Russian not rich and prosperous "Westerners".
        Incidentally, I saw a Malokhov broadcast, where they talked about a girl with a bone petrification disease. So her parents, the villagers, were so groaning, and right away they brought a well-to-do American who took custody of an orphan with similar diseases and further according to the pattern: Russians -, Americans - wow (s).
        Need to debunk these myths.
      3. bif
        bif 14 January 2014 02: 17
        +1
        According to a study by the consulting company ConvergEx, in Australia, an employee receives at least 16,88 dollars per hour. In France, the most unlucky workers can count on 12,09 dollars per hour. In New Zealand, the proletarians receive at least 11,18 dollars per hour. Next on the list are: Great Britain - “minimal” there is equal to 9,83 dollars per hour, Canada - 9,75 dollars, Japan - 8,17. And finally, the USA - 7,25 dollar. The “top 10” also included Spain with Greece (5,57 and 5,06 dollars per hour, respectively) and South Korea (4,31 dollars per hour). Thus, the United States nevertheless fell into the top ten “top” countries of the world in terms of “minimum wage”, and fell not in the last place. This is for the sake of objectivity.

        But in Brazil, workers can receive at least an hour in the amount of 1,98 dollars. The Chinese can earn at least 80 cents in an hour. India does not value its people at all: there, an employee gets an entire 28 cents per hour of work. In Mexico, the minimum labor hours are rated at 66 cents, in the Philippines - at 61 cents, in Afghanistan - at 57 cents. Finally, in Sierra Leone, the hour of labor brings the worker a whole 3 cent!

        The average salary in the USA (2011 data of the year) is approximately 25 dollars per hour. According to statistical indicators, the average salary in the USA in terms of the monthly level was 3.906 $.

        I liked the article, honestly!
        But all salary figures are useless ... for 2 main reasons.
        1. And the most important thing! These are salaries BEFORE taxes (gross), i.e. it is not "on hand"
        2. To estimate wages in different countries (and even cities of one country), it is necessary to give the "cost of the consumer basket" (I can incorrectly name it, but the meaning should be clear), which characterizes the standard of living
        1. Shur
          Shur 15 January 2014 01: 05
          0
          Absolutely right. Pensioners go to other countries where it is much cheaper to live.
    2. mirag2
      mirag2 14 January 2014 05: 56
      +3
      Let’s gloat that in America, there aren’t enough lave for people to eat!
      But EVERYONE is aware that our prices are almost the same as the world ones — and you know our minimum wage? From January 1, 2014, in Moscow, about $ 2 per hour!
      And in Russia, 5554 per month!
      Count and divide into 24 working days for 8 hours! That is, 192! How much will it be? 27 rubles! There is NOT ONE bucks here either!
      That's when we will have a salary of at least 7.5 bucks per hour - 47500 rubles a month, then let such articles be placed here! crying fool
      1. Shur
        Shur 15 January 2014 01: 15
        +1
        Then you will see the real level of inflation and price increases, since such a pile of our "tree" (by the way, dependent on the dollar) will be even less provided with its own real product. We live on the import of almost everything, through the export of raw materials. How will you provide an increase in salary? I agree that labor is bought from us at a low and unfair price, the same with the products of intelligence, but without launching the real sector of the economy (neo-industrialization), this is unrealistic. We have a bias towards the raw material component. It must be broken! And this should be done by the authorities. Real power. While they are breaking us. Over the hill, at least they bargain and more or less follow the rules, but here is clan-feudal state capitalism. And as usual the chief feudal lord, he is "dad". Well, the feudal lord of course laughing
  2. Christian
    Christian 13 January 2014 09: 28
    -3
    You would be so worried about Russia !!! Internationalists !!!
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 09: 30
      +7
      Quote: Christian
      You would be so worried about Russia !!

      And what articles on the Russian economy do not? Or criticism of the US economy in your understanding is not objective?
      1. Christian
        Christian 13 January 2014 11: 07
        +14
        Who needs your America !? We have a mess at home, and you are America!
        1. bazilio
          bazilio 13 January 2014 14: 17
          +5
          Quote: Christian
          Who needs your America !? We have a mess at home, and you are America!

          You should not look at the rest of the world in vain so as not to lag well and not to miss the threat. Well, about the fact that the house is a mess, well, you can’t argue
          1. _Forgiven_
            _Forgiven_ 13 January 2014 16: 46
            +2
            Are you talking about America saying "normal world" ??? At least you don't write that anymore. He's normal there only in the bourgeois media, and if you dig a little deeper - a cesspool, and almost filled to the top!
            1. bazilio
              bazilio 13 January 2014 19: 26
              0
              Quote: _Forgiven_
              Are you talking about America saying "normal world" ???

              And who and where said "normal world" do not tell me?
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          2. Christian
            Christian 13 January 2014 16: 57
            0
            No questions, you need to look! But with the filing of the authorities, the media is mainly focused on how They feel bad there! (They say that it’s better!). This is a departure from solving your problems! The patient does not rummage in the history of others! He studies his own!
            1. alicante11
              alicante11 14 January 2014 07: 39
              +2
              In the 80s, too, they tried not to "rummage" in amerskih "analyzes". Only trandili that "rot". How did it end?
              You need to solve your problems, but poking the enemy in his problems will not hurt.
          3. zennon
            zennon 13 January 2014 20: 16
            +2
            You should not look at the rest of the world in vain so as not to lag well and not to miss the threat.

            Yes there is someone to look! The whole institute of "USA and Canada" functions. Let's deal with our problems. Or are there none?
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      2. demel2
        demel2 13 January 2014 15: 44
        0
        Criticism of the US economy is certainly fair, but it seems that our government appreciates us at the level of Sierra Leone, and this is much more important for us and in the article there is not a word about it. I would like to compare.
    2. Mart
      13 January 2014 09: 39
      +6
      Quote: Christian
      You would be so worried about Russia !!! Internationalists !!!


      What have you got? Socialist in the number of exclamation marks? There are many articles about Russia on the site.
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 09: 45
        +3
        Quote: Mart

        What is it with you? Social exclamation mark competition?

        Oleg sorry, let’s imagine, this is a Christian, friend and colleague in the ideology of Yarosvet. So you understand, readers laughing
        1. alicante11
          alicante11 14 January 2014 07: 41
          +2
          No, the Christian is a monarchist to the core. And Yarosvet is unclear who. The USSR was bad, EBN was bad, Putin is bad. Although, about the king, I have not argued with him.
          1. Yarosvet
            Yarosvet 14 January 2014 11: 14
            -2
            Quote: alicante11
            Yarosvet it is not clear who. The USSR was bad, EBN was bad, Putin is bad. Although, about the king, I have not argued with him.

            The king was bad tongue
            1. Alex_Popovson
              Alex_Popovson 14 January 2014 17: 41
              0
              Stop! And which of the Kings. Are there so many kings? Do the queens count?
          2. Alexander Romanov
            Alexander Romanov 14 January 2014 12: 20
            +2
            Quote: alicante11
            And Yarosvet is unclear who.

            Judging by his answer, the troll is just a troll hi
            1. Alex_Popovson
              Alex_Popovson 14 January 2014 17: 36
              0
              Alexander, here are greasy, green and not scared so muchthat I am surprised how the resource has not yet turned into the University of Trolling with the faculties of Subtlety and the Opposition to Jyrobasy.
    3. SHILO
      SHILO 13 January 2014 13: 08
      +9
      Cool video in the topic.
      1. Alex_Popovson
        Alex_Popovson 14 January 2014 20: 00
        0
        Very interesting movie. However, it seems to me that he is somewhat propaganda, and the whole urge of the presenter is to blame the authorities.
        By the way, at 2.58, Latinos has a very funny and well-made partak.
  3. makarov
    makarov 13 January 2014 09: 30
    +12
    "In American society, the social divide continues to widen and deepen. Amid the enrichment of millionaires, the working class is barely making ends meet, surviving only on food stamps ..."

    Unfortunately, this can also be said about Ukrainian, Russian, and other society in the countries of the former USSR. And it’s bitter to realize ... Our couples do not even get coupons.
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 13 January 2014 10: 23
      +13
      our disadvantaged and a new passport is issued in case of something, and with work they will help and live where they will. Now there is a sufficient number of shelters for pests. I do not shy away from homeless people and sometimes you can chat. Recently chatted with such (sat at the bus stop). So he says - if you want to live - no problem. they will give housing (not an apartment of course, but they won’t leave it on the street), a new passport (if you don’t drink for a certain time, but work wherever they say) and so on. Help to stand on its own in a nutshell + do not forget about the church. Anyone there would be a wish. So the majority of homeless people (of course there are different situations in life), but most of them are homeless from their own laziness. It is more a lifestyle than hopelessness.
      1. major071
        major071 13 January 2014 10: 41
        +10
        Here I agree. I knew one such homeless person when I worked in the police. He lived at our station, helped people carry things to trains, sometimes he cleaned the yard of the department so that they would not be driven from the station. Near the apartment in the city, his wife and children, the documents are all right. But he didn’t want to live with them, to work too, he speaks better here, and there is always a drink and no one makes you work. He lived like that for three years, only for the weekend he gets home to wash himself and again back - bruise on a new one. Then he died - some sort of mumbled mutter. Here is such a bum. what
        1. St Petrov
          St Petrov 13 January 2014 11: 15
          +2
          there’s all the juice in that part of the line - there are military pensioners. We all watched a video about how they relate to former military personnel. What dividends are paid to them and how mass housing is given.

          With us, as far as I know, military pensions are being raised on the contrary. Huts give. So in contrast =]
          1. St Petrov
            St Petrov 13 January 2014 12: 56
            +1
            and we must not forget that $ 29 a month was received by a Russian pensioner at the time Yeltsin resigned. So there is progress in our country, but in Omerik there is a regression
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          3. Dezzed
            Dezzed 13 January 2014 14: 44
            -6
            And our tanks are fast ...
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      2. Xeno
        Xeno 15 January 2014 00: 19
        +1
        Let me disagree with you - if the homeless were helped in droves, they would not have been in Russia. As well as there would be no many thousands of people who go to pretty penny in fact earnings in Moscow and St. Petersburg from the hinterland. Just because there you won’t earn it. The same thing about the church - yes, it does help, but not on a massive scale - sometimes, occasionally, to someone.
        I speak not from other people's words, but based solely on my own experience of living in the Russian Federation.
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    3. ekzorsist
      ekzorsist 13 January 2014 20: 13
      +1
      Hmmm ... in Kazakhstan they are still behind the Americans ... there is a minimum of 7 bucks, but among Kazakhs, of course, it is lame - 0,016 bucks ...
      BUT !!! But what statements from the stands! And Amers did not dream of this!
  4. Volkhov
    Volkhov 13 January 2014 09: 30
    0
    America takes good care of its survival ... it’s Russia written off by them from the account.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 09: 32
      0
      Quote: Volkhov
      it is Russia written off by them from the account.

      Judging by the articles, even the American media is not so. And what about the good cares, are you talking about the photo for the article?
      1. Volkhov
        Volkhov 13 January 2014 10: 02
        -1
        There are other photos ... http://ru-an.info/news/strange-airport-in-denver/
        there are queues of tramps everywhere, and underground bases for mass evacuation near mountains - not everywhere.
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 10: 08
          +4
          Quote: Volkhov
          There are other photos ..

          I will post the same photo from Russia to you and better.
          Quote: Volkhov
          and underground bases for mass evacuation near mountains are not everywhere.

          Yes, and prepared hundreds of camps and millions of coffins, too, are not in all countries. Coffins are probably for the evacuated citizens of Denver wink
          1. Volkhov
            Volkhov 13 January 2014 16: 27
            -5
            This is actually not a coffin, but a regulatory container for a person’s luggage. You can certainly put the dead man, but the dimensions speak of something else. In case of disasters, they are buried in bags or without them.
            Russian propaganda master dill, it is strange that the color of the plastic is not declared coffins for blacks ...
            1. Mart
              13 January 2014 18: 00
              +2
              Quote: Volkhov
              Russian propaganda master dill, it is strange that the color of the plastic is not declared coffins for blacks ...


              Actually, these "coffins" went to "PR" from the American alarm site Infowars.com. About this on "IN" It has long been told. AND mocked: "... oppositionist Alex Jones from the site Infowars.com will pull out the remaining hair on his head, abandoning attempts to count the plastic coffins harvested in the country - for those Americans who vote against the accession of the United States to the new USSR and refuse to work in the Atlantic branch of the GULAG for the good new Soviet homeland ".
            2. vladkavkaz
              vladkavkaz 18 January 2014 10: 33
              0
              Volkhov
              A standard container for a person’s luggage? And where did these people gather with such boxes for luggage?
              Give an example of the use of these boxes, for baggage-able?
              What are the dimensions talking about?
              And the dimensions speak of three seats, for carcasses, there is no desire to try?
              And then the direct-Russian masters of propaganda got crazy ... are you who, American or maybe the master of counter-Boltunism?
              Yes, and the number of these boxes, not used now, but stored, for what kind of baggage, do you have at least some kind of sane consideration?
  5. moskal68
    moskal68 13 January 2014 09: 47
    +11
    I don't care much about the fate of ordinary Americans. I guess I'm heartless.
    1. Mikhail3
      Mikhail3 13 January 2014 11: 33
      +1
      Probably you do not like me in life. If I want to do something that I haven’t done before, I always start by understanding how leaders do it. Then I take a selection of information on the issue and compare, I think, I think ...
      America not so long ago was a land of engineers. Incredible achievements in production, there was an article on the Liberty project, how they filled the ocean with the products of factories and shipyards, German submariners simply did not have time to heat everything. How? How did they do it?
      In many ways, like this. They specially contain a "bottom of life" of impressive dimensions. On the one hand, people who do not want to make mighty efforts are not allowed to die completely. On the other hand, living as a fast food worker is pretty lousy. Well, the rest of us see it all the time. The result is good production discipline, the workers are doing their best, there are fewer problems with all sorts of "independent trade unions" that cannot be overlooked, as the workers organize them in addition to the traditional structures - the mafia trade unions.
      That is, the life of these people, from the big ones, is carefully organized, to push the rest and to calmly expel their employees if necessary. Probably they will not die, they will go to sprinkle potatoes. One of the ways to develop your own country. Maybe you should get yourself this? Or not worth it? And these guys are a ready-made recruitment set. The meat is of course, but recruited easily. Also a question ...
  6. Sharingan
    Sharingan 13 January 2014 09: 48
    +12
    Oh, these ameron-haters, everyone in dirty linen is poking around, in Russia for a huge number of people, 8 bucks an hour is considered a good salary, and not only for faculty waiters, but also for teachers, doctors, engineers, scientists, etc. etc.
    And in the photo one of the limit has come in large numbers, without education, without skills ... As if our "Tajiks" live better.
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    2. Hon
      Hon 13 January 2014 09: 55
      +2
      From the article we can conclude that a 15-year-old boy can earn more than 40000 rubles a month, and at the same time he is very dissatisfied. true minus 15%
      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 09: 56
        +2
        Quote: Hon
        From the article we can conclude that a 15-year-old boy can earn more than 40000 rubles a month, and at the same time he is very dissatisfied. true minus 15%

        This is a little over 1 thousand bucks, more than modest for the United States.
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        2. Hon
          Hon 13 January 2014 10: 00
          +6
          This is a minimal! How much do nurses, nannies, cleaners, catering workers (restaurants and expensive cafes do not count), postmen receive from us?
  7. Hon
    Hon 13 January 2014 09: 48
    +6
    Actual article ... Let us pity the Amer Niger. 7,25X8 (working day) X20 (working days per month) X35 (dollar value in terms of rubles) we get 40600 rubles. per month. I certainly understand that you have to spend a lot on life in SPS, but how much does a cleaner or stalovka worker earn in Russia?
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 09: 57
      -1
      Quote: Hon
      but how much a cleaner or stalovka worker earns in Russia

      Translated into bucks, we have $ 500 in the area.
      1. Krasnodar
        Krasnodar 13 January 2014 10: 29
        +3
        Wow! Where is this area? In Krasnodar, an associate professor of the university has a salary of less than $ 500 ...
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 10: 39
          0
          Quote: Krasnodar
          ! Where is this area?

          Vladivostok
          1. demel2
            demel2 13 January 2014 16: 10
            +1
            Vladivostok is not very bad, ask about your salary somewhere in the Khorolsky district, be very surprised.
      2. St Petrov
        St Petrov 13 January 2014 10: 31
        +2
        in the United States in order to survive, one must receive at least $ 3500 a month. I read our analysis from there, 4000 - to him butt. Nothing like that.
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      4. demel2
        demel2 13 January 2014 16: 05
        -1
        At the same time, prices in stores and utilities are quite comparable both with us and with them.
  8. lukke
    lukke 13 January 2014 09: 48
    +11
    An article from the category of who wanted to find something ... then he found it. I agree, there are probably sad moments in America, but if I wanted to, in the same vein, I could describe such an excursion into the Russian hinterland that emo fans would weep sobbing
  9. bomg.77
    bomg.77 13 January 2014 09: 51
    +4
    My sister wants to return from there, she can’t get used to them, although she has been living since 2003 and has a job, but not that! Negroes are Latinos, and this is despite the fact that she is in Seattle, it’s good there are Russians and people from the former republics sticks together. I think the money issue is not the last place in the desire to return.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 09: 58
      0
      Quote: bomg.77
      , although he has been living since 2003 and the house has a job, but not that!

      Nostalgia tortured laughing
      1. bomg.77
        bomg.77 13 January 2014 10: 15
        +1
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Nostalgia tortured
        Nostalgia tortured so much money is not enough laughing(joke) yes she misses, complains to me that they immediately throw away the Christmas tree, and quietly celebrate, not that shorter laughing Happy New Year! hi
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 10: 41
          +1
          Quote: bomg.77
          Happy New Year!

          Well, mutually, I’ll be celebrating in the evening. Then the Olympics, then 23, then March 8, that's how life goes laughing
          1. bomg.77
            bomg.77 13 January 2014 11: 34
            +2
            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            Then the Olympics, then 23, then 8 on March, that's how life goes
            You have a difficult life, Alexander, but for whom it is easy now, hold on laughing
  10. Valery Neonov
    Valery Neonov 13 January 2014 09: 58
    +3
    It’s not at all sweet to live in the Republic of America, deprived of dreams ...
  11. Valkyrie
    Valkyrie 13 January 2014 10: 06
    +7
    The Americans are laughing, for sure, over these photos and such articles in our media. Another rinse of our brains. Lazy by nature niggas, who in the photo, in principle, can’t live normally in any country in the world. Only about infringement of their rights can they shout very loudly.
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 10: 13
      +1
      Quote: Valkyrie
      The Americans are laughing, for sure, over these photos and such articles in our media.

      Yeah, especially those who stand in these lines. They just roll away with laughter.
      Quote: Valkyrie
      Lazy by nature niggas who in the photo, in principle, can’t live normally in any country in the world

      Are you talking about Obama or Rais, or maybe about American black actors? And by the way, blacks by nature are able to work and very well.
      1. Valkyrie
        Valkyrie 13 January 2014 10: 18
        +3
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        And by the way, blacks by nature are able to work and very well.

        On plantations under the overseer's whip - yes.
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 10: 27
          0
          Quote: Valkyrie
          On plantations under the overseer's whip - yes.

          Under the whip, you will begin to work the same way. Is there really not enough knowledge to write otherwise?
          1. Valkyrie
            Valkyrie 13 January 2014 11: 50
            +7
            Why on earth should I write otherwise if my opinion is this and not otherwise? What does knowledge have to do with it? That Obama is a Negro - I know. Among the blacks there are talented musicians and actors, but if you look, they are all Creoles or mulattos.
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      3. Hon
        Hon 13 January 2014 10: 24
        +2
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        Yeah, especially those who stand in these lines. They just roll away with laughter.

        And who is to blame for the fact that they are in the lines? At first they did not bother to get any education and master the profession. Of course, many can not afford colleges, but why do they not like working professions? what prevents you from becoming a builder, plumber, locksmith, mechanic? A hardworking man with his hands will always find a job. You can reduce managers and fast food workers, but plumbing in any way. By the way, they get far from the minimum wage, in York one of the highest paid professions is the elevator installer, you can earn up to 200 thousand a year.
        1. Alexander Romanov
          Alexander Romanov 13 January 2014 10: 30
          +5
          Quote: Hon

          And who is to blame for the fact that they are in the lines?

          Like who, of course, Putin.
          Quote: Hon
          At first they did not bother to get any education and master the profession.

          It's about those who collected cars at the factories in Detroit. As an example you will see that people with a profession were left without work and you think they are to blame for it? It is much easier to always generalize and issue such a comment than to delve into the reasons that tens of millions Americans get food stamps. Where's the money Zin?
          1. Hon
            Hon 13 January 2014 11: 01
            +6
            Quote: Alexander Romanov
            It's about those who collected cars at the factories in Detroit. As an example you will see that people with a profession were left without work and you think they are to blame for it? It is much easier to always generalize and issue such a comment than to delve into the reasons that tens of millions Americans get food stamps. Where's the money Zin?

            And Detroit is a good example of the fact that you can’t let a nigra take power. Since 1940, the ratio between the white and the black population in Detroit has changed by about 10% in approximately every decade in favor of the latter. This led to one of the largest racial confrontations in US history. In 1967, the pogroms and riots in Detroit, dubbed “Unrest on 12th Street,” continued for five days. It is curious that the reason for the rebellion was the decision of the mayor of the city to ban the sale of alcohol after 17.00, i.e. after the end of the shift in the factories. The black proletarians have expressed their protest with massive vandalism. More than 2000 buildings were looted and burned. The offices of companies owned by whites were particularly affected. Moreover, the vandals did not stop robbery and arson. They still fired at firefighters trying to fight fires. During the riots, 83 firefighters were injured. Only the army units entered the city managed to suppress the unrest. In 5 days of anarchy, 43 people were killed, 467 were injured. Riots caused great damage to the city. But most importantly, they actually marked the coming victory of Black. After that, the whites realized that they had better say goodbye to Detroit.
            By the end of the 1990s, the population of Detroit was reduced to 950 thousand people from 1,8 million who lived in this city in the early 1950s. If in 1960 there were 100 murders and 10,3 robberies per 239 people in Detroit, then in 1970 these numbers increased several times: 32,7 murders and 1537 robberies.

            In the twenty-first century, Detroit turned into an old decrepit ruin. Or rather, to the most ruined and criminogenic city in the USA. The share of the white population in it decreased to 10%. And all black seems to have become one big gang pushing for this city.
            American cities are largely funded by local taxes. As the most solvent population dispersed, financial problems began in the cities. This encouraged the departure of the remaining middle class.

            The second reason for Detroit's decline was the trade unions, which of course could not allow the bloody capitalists to drink the blood of workers, they bargained for workers more and more new conditions. The unions won, now, only production has become unprofitable, because, well, any privileges that are haggled by the workers are a minus to the market price. And production went to those southern states where there are no such remarkable trade unions.
            By the way, there are practically no skilled workers at the Detroit factories in the lines, they just moved to where there is work.
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            1. bomg.77
              bomg.77 13 January 2014 11: 37
              +2
              Quote: Hon
              And Detroit is a good example of the fact that you can’t let a nigra take power.
              And what, the president of America is not a Negro? America is waiting for the same as Detroit.
              1. Hon
                Hon 13 January 2014 11: 52
                +3
                Quote: bomg.77
                And what is the president of America, not a black man? America is waiting for the same as Detroit.

                Not all blacks are nigers. There are educated hardworking people. By the way, the hut is half white. And among the whites there are nigers, this is the first buyer of the iPhone, he will not work; he will have enough allowances, but he will sit for a week in line to be the first to buy a phone for his allowance.
                1. bomg.77
                  bomg.77 13 January 2014 11: 59
                  0
                  Quote: Hon
                  And among the whites there are niggas
                  Is it a new term that means stupid loafer or is it you yourself sorting them like that?
                  1. Hon
                    Hon 13 January 2014 12: 28
                    0
                    Quote: bomg.77
                    Is it a new term that means stupid loafer or is it you yourself sorting them like that?

                    I sort it like that
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          3. Valkyrie
            Valkyrie 13 January 2014 11: 34
            +2
            Coupons are received by those who do not want to work. They know that they will receive their ticket and that’s enough for them. Why bother with more work if there is such a freebie in America? Those who want to live with dignity work. And this rabble stands in lines for coupons.
            1. St Petrov
              St Petrov 13 January 2014 14: 08
              0
              the number of people below the poverty line in Omerik is about 36 million. So the freebie in Omerik is one solid yes.
              1. alone
                alone 13 January 2014 21: 05
                +1
                Quote: s-t Petrov
                the number of people below the poverty line in Omerik is about 36 million. So the freebie in Omerik is one solid yes.


                Do not forget that the United States has a population of 317 million people, a little over 11%.

                And in Russia, in the first quarter of 2013, the number of such citizens amounted to 18,1 million people out of 143 million inhabitants, that is, somewhere around 13%. So such indicators, judged objectively, does not mean that the country is on the way to collapse.
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      4. Dezzed
        Dezzed 13 January 2014 14: 49
        -1
        Quote: Alexander Romanov
        And by the way, blacks by nature are able to work and very well.


        Sorry, I once walked in "nature" (Senegal + Mali + Mauritania).
        people they are like people but in the sense of working and solving their problems, it’s difficult for them
      5. demel2
        demel2 13 January 2014 16: 16
        0
        Read Hailey "Wheels" is not bad opisal.kak negros love to work.
  12. individual
    individual 13 January 2014 10: 34
    +1
    The survival of the restaurant business is arranged in such a way that the work of the directorate is paid, and the waiters live on the ability to smile at their clients and their "tips".
    1. Mart
      13 January 2014 10: 38
      +3
      Quote: individ
      The survival of the restaurant business is arranged in such a way that the work of the directorate is paid, and the waiters live on the ability to smile at their clients and their "tips".


      At McDonald's, tips are pouring in. That's why the workers go on strike every year. They demand a tip from the clients, I guess. smile
  13. Jarilo
    Jarilo 13 January 2014 10: 39
    +2
    The rich get richer, the poor get poorer - this is disharmony, respectively, not viable. Disharmony between those who create wealth and those who own the means to create wealth. Moreover, those who create are their consumers as well. those who own much less. Therefore, if those who create become smaller and / or their wages become lower, this leads to a decrease in demand, and accordingly to a crisis of overproduction. Therefore, new markets are needed. But this does not solve the problem as a whole, but only puts it off for a while.
  14. Alex66
    Alex66 13 January 2014 10: 51
    +4
    It’s a good article, but for objectivity it’s also necessary to give data on Russia, because you don’t have to pay our minimum wage and rent, and according to the new law, the pension will be charged from a much larger amount, why not level it? And the difference in salary between the layers is no less. Most likely there are general development trends in the world and Russia (the Medvedev government) unfortunately adjusts to them.
    1. Yarosvet
      Yarosvet 13 January 2014 17: 36
      -3
      Quote: Alex66
      for objectivity, we must also give data on Russia
      US minimum wage = 33% of PPP GDP per capita
      The minimum wage of the Russian Federation = 8% of the PPP GDP per capita

      government of Medvedev
  15. Oleg56.ru
    Oleg56.ru 13 January 2014 11: 02
    +4
    The advertisement for the Magnit network says that employees receive 65 rubles per hour, i.e. $ 2. First, you need to sort out your own country, and then take pity on the poor statesmen.
    1. Grandpa Buyan
      Grandpa Buyan 13 January 2014 11: 40
      +2
      Comparing the income of our employee of the Magnit network and their McDonald's network, it would be nice to compare the costs. For food, clothing, utility bills, etc.
      And more ... After all, the point is not to spare the poor Americans. And in breaking the myth that the states are paradise on Earth. And that there are people in the states who live worse than most of us.
      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas 13 January 2014 11: 45
        0
        Quote: Grandfather Buyan
        After all, the point is not to spare the poor Americans. And in breaking the myth that the states are paradise on Earth. And that there are people in the states who live worse than most of us.

        In the world there is no country where there are no such people, everywhere there are poor living worse than anyone ...
        1. Grandpa Buyan
          Grandpa Buyan 13 January 2014 11: 57
          +2

          In the world there is no country where there are no such people, everywhere there are poor living worse than anyone ...

          and the myth that the states are a paradise is
          1. Nayhas
            Nayhas 13 January 2014 13: 55
            +4
            Quote: Grandfather Buyan
            and the myth that the states are a paradise is

            There is a myth that in the USA it is easier to make money and break into people; this myth attracts hundreds of thousands of poor people from all over the world, from where they have no options for a bright future. In reality, this is so, if you legalize in the USA (IF), then you can completely live on benefits and temporary income. The concept of a beggar is different everywhere. For example, in our country, having our own housing, vehicles and earning $ 1500 is a sign of the middle class, but in the USA it is a typical poor man.
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      3. Hon
        Hon 13 January 2014 11: 57
        +2
        Quote: Grandfather Buyan
        For food, clothing, utility bills, etc.

        The communal property is really many times more expensive, but everything else is at the same level, but for example, they have cheaper real estate, despite the fact that the mortgage is 3-5%.
        1. Grandpa Buyan
          Grandpa Buyan 13 January 2014 12: 08
          0
          the first time I took a mortgage at 6%, the remaining 12% was subsidized by the state - "Young Family". At the same time, my salary doubled by the time of repayment.
          1. yehat
            yehat 13 January 2014 13: 32
            0
            and I didn’t get under any program and paid a mortgage of 22%
            1. Hon
              Hon 13 January 2014 13: 35
              0
              Quote: yehat
              and I didn’t get under any program and paid a mortgage of 22%

              Where did you dig such a bet? Under 14, now take without problems, under 17 if everything is really bad. But 22 is already Pendets, consumer under such% give.
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        2. Mart
          13 January 2014 12: 16
          0
          Quote: Hon
          The communal property is really many times more expensive, but everything else is at the same level, but for example, they have cheaper real estate, despite the fact that the mortgage is 3-5%.


          The mortgage crisis that began in 2007, is from there, from the blessed United States.
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          2. Hon
            Hon 13 January 2014 12: 38
            +1
            Quote: Mart
            The mortgage crisis that began in 2007, is from there, from the blessed United States.

            This was a grandiose scam, at first they were asking for cheap mortgages with high risks, but at the same time the rate was fixed only for the first two years, and then interest increased sharply. those who were ready well welded! our default of the 98th is the same, only the execution mechanism is different.
        3. Zymran
          Zymran 13 January 2014 12: 28
          +3
          Utility bills are more expensive, but clothes and food are even cheaper than in Kazakhstan, and therefore cheaper than in Russia. The mortgage is cheap. The only thing that is much more expensive is bread and gasoline.
          1. yehat
            yehat 13 January 2014 13: 28
            0
            in the US climate, bread is not really needed,
            and gasoline is much better and cheaper than ours.
          2. yehat
            yehat 13 January 2014 13: 28
            0
            in the US climate, bread is not really needed,
            and gasoline is much better and cheaper than ours.
  16. Barakuda
    Barakuda 13 January 2014 11: 03
    +2
    Foreign exchange reserves in gold, platinum, oil and gas sell only for technical equipment or precious metals, And the US kapets, like the entire world economy. Everyone knows about it, but no one does (Russia and China), someone means behind it ..?
    1. Charley
      Charley 13 January 2014 11: 24
      +3
      All our oligarchs have bills in euros and bucks and over the hill that's who is behind it
    2. Grandpa Buyan
      Grandpa Buyan 13 January 2014 11: 31
      -1
      behind this are international acts and agreements, for example, the Bretton Woods Agreement, which made the dollar a currency for international payments. There, Iran declared that it would not sell oil for dollars, so far under sanctions. At this stage, nothing request First you need to form a market like the Customs Union, then reorient industry to this market, and then you can dictate for what currency oil is exported to the West angry Somehow
      1. Khrushchev
        Khrushchev 13 January 2014 13: 48
        0
        and you for an hour do not give the name of that "henie of all times and peoples" who gave the go-ahead to Bretton Woods from the USSR. By the way, it is the way out of this industry as the end result of the Kosygin monetary reform of 1960 (and it was Kosygin who developed it) that terrible Khrushch just voiced her so to speak laughing became the real cause of the Caribbean crisis.
        1. viktorR
          viktorR 13 January 2014 17: 27
          0
          Share materials about Brethenwood and Kosygin and the Caribbean crisis, very interesting (not sarcasm)
  17. Nayhas
    Nayhas 13 January 2014 11: 43
    +3
    Well, you should probably feel sorry for the poor food service workers in the United States, but it’s worth adding that in addition to his salary, a food stamp worker in the United States receives a “coupon” for a Food Stamp from the state, and these are products for 150 dollars on top. Such is the poverty ...
    PS: good reception, compare the salary of an ordinary employee of a megacorporation that has spread its networks around the world and its CEO ... Especially when comparing the salary of the former in an hour, and the latter in a year. For contrast, you can strengthen this, take the salary of the former in a minute, and the latter in 10 years, finally there will be food for those whose minds are boiling ...
  18. Khrushchev
    Khrushchev 13 January 2014 11: 47
    0
    very sensible article of a truly thinking Person.
  19. ZU-23
    ZU-23 13 January 2014 11: 51
    +1
    The American Democratic Institute is crippled, and if you look at the photo, it’s not quite there that all the alcoholics have gathered.
    1. Hon
      Hon 13 January 2014 12: 02
      +1
      In the whole crowd I noticed only two whites, while the US population is 80% white.
    2. Hon
      Hon 13 January 2014 12: 02
      +1
      In the whole crowd I noticed only two whites, while the US population is 80% white.
      1. ZU-23
        ZU-23 13 January 2014 12: 19
        0
        Well, yes, some Latinos and Negroes, racism there is rushing to the fullest, there they are needed only if they are athletes and champions.
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        2. Hon
          Hon 13 January 2014 12: 44
          +2
          Quote: ZU-23
          Well, yes, some Latinos and Negroes, racism there is rushing to the fullest, there they are needed only if they are athletes and champions.

          No one is needed there, no one will work for them. You don’t want to stand in lines study, master a profession and work. In the United States, entire generations have already grown up for benefits.
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  21. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 13 January 2014 13: 11
    +12
    A week since I arrived from the States. I don’t want to write much, since America is different and very different from state to state, from city to city, etc. But what "caught my eye": lately, the standard of living of the ordinary majority has really fallen dramatically. The stratification between rich and poor is growing at a catastrophic rate. Even if five years ago, the middle class mainly lived interspersed with the less well-off, now there is a tendency for more less well-off Americans to move to closed areas outside the city, and really closed ones, with a high fence and a throughput system, and the rest, who are poorer, are more and more they drown themselves in poverty, they pay less attention to the appearance of their homes, etc. There are many, many empty, abandoned and even burned down houses. It can be seen with the naked eye that "not everything is in order in the Kingdom of Denmark." Moreover, the "box" intensely zombies the Americans for all the troubles they blame the intrigues of the Chinese, Russians, Iranians and even Europeans. And it reaches the point of absurdity. Here, gentlemen, my American colleagues, over a "cup of beer", spoke quite seriously that the cold weather that has now hit some states was sent to them by Putin with the help of climate weapons and that Russia is not building new radar stations, but weather control stations, etc. In general, Russia is an "evil empire" and something needs to be done about it. So, brainwashing is in full swing there. But there are other examples as well. It is no secret that some southern states have still not recognized, as they say, "the power of the northerners" so far "in their hearts". And separatism is slowly growing there. In the state of Alabama, at the entrance to one of the towns, I saw an interesting huge billboard on which there were two photographs: one where Obama was kissing passionately with some painted fagots, and on the other side of the poster was a famous photograph of Putin, where he was naked on belt, walks in the tall grass with a rifle at the ready in his hands and below the inscription - "American, which of the presidents would you choose."
    1. Hon
      Hon 13 January 2014 13: 31
      +2
      That's cool laughing laughing laughing
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      Moreover, the "box" intensely zombies the Americans for all the troubles they blame the intrigues of the Chinese, Russians, Iranians and even Europeans.
      Well, you have to blame someone. And they don’t say anything about the world Jewish conspiracy?)))
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      that the colds that hit some states now were sent to them by Putin with the help of climatic weapons, and that Russia is not building new radar stations, but weather control stations, etc.
      Are they seriously taking programs like military secrets? wassat
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      And separatism is slowly growing there.

      Chuck Noris is an example am
      Quote: Monster_Fat
      In the state of Alabama, at the entrance to one of the towns, I saw an interesting huge billboard on which there were two photographs: one where Obama was kissing passionately with some painted fagots, and on the other side of the poster was a famous photograph of Putin, where he was naked on belt, walks in tall grass with a rifle at the ready in his hands and below the inscription - "American, which of the presidents would you choose"

      Why didn’t you take a picture of this poster? They would show us))
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    3. demel2
      demel2 13 January 2014 16: 50
      0
      Well, they talked about the climatic weapons of the Russians when Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, was blown away not by ordinary people, but by politicians and scientists.
  22. yehat
    yehat 13 January 2014 13: 23
    +3
    counted their minimum ... tears! I get a good salary by the standards of the Russian Federation, but it is less)
  23. Bigfoot_Sev
    Bigfoot_Sev 13 January 2014 13: 53
    +2
    Quote: Monster_Fat
    In the state of Alabama, at the entrance to one of the towns, I saw an interesting huge billboard on which two photographs were located: one where Obama was kissing passionately with some painted fagots, and on the other side of the poster was a famous photograph of Putin, where he was naked in belt, walks in the tall grass with a rifle at the ready in his hands and below the inscription - "American, which of the presidents would you choose."


    eh, a photo of the shield would be useful now.
  24. kaktus
    kaktus 13 January 2014 14: 20
    +4
    When factories closed in the 90s, NOBODY spared us, and now they do not regret.
  25. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 13 January 2014 15: 05
    +1
    Yes, there was no time to take a picture, it was. Directions it was to Mobile, drove pretty fast and in the stream of cars, did not stop ....
  26. Yarosvet
    Yarosvet 13 January 2014 17: 12
    0
    In American society, the social gap continues to widen and deepen. Amid the enrichment of millionaires, the working class is barely making ends meet, surviving only thanks to food stamps ...
    Poor yankees crying
  27. Zlyden.Zlo
    Zlyden.Zlo 13 January 2014 17: 57
    +1
    Something the author of this wonderful article did not write how much they get from us. (I have an hourly less metallurgy worker. Worked mainly in the workshop)
  28. Monster_Fat
    Monster_Fat 13 January 2014 18: 07
    +1
    Well, let's just say, like any statistics, data on the food basket, both in our country and in the United States, are, so to speak, "crafty" because they are almost always given in this context: like, look how, they have everything "in chocolate" there, and we like everything is poor and bad, that's how the Yankees care about the people and how we put everything on the brink of survival. This is fundamentally wrong. Let me explain: the purpose of the so-called "grocery basket" in our country and in the United States is completely different. The fact is that our-Russian so-called. The "grocery basket" (we will not argue now how much it is real in terms of prices and content) is an official state unit on the basis of which the mandatory minimum wage is calculated. It is mandatory, that is, in the state. authorities cannot be paid lower (again, we will not now say how much this is "necessarily" performed). In the United States, the so-called "grocery basket" is the cost of the necessary minimum of a comfortable life by state and city. That is, this is just a certain minimum of comfort that costs a certain amount of money and any person must know its cost before deciding to get a job in this city or state. That is, this minimum is purely informative. The real minimum wage of a worker, etc., has nothing to do with this "grocery basket" and may significantly fall short of it, and more often than not, it does not.
  29. konvalval
    konvalval 13 January 2014 18: 22
    +1
    Everything is not so good in America, but everything is not so bad in Russia.
  30. zollstab
    zollstab 13 January 2014 18: 26
    +2
    7.25 * 33.10 * 8h * 24 = 46075.2 rubles a month and I have about 20 thousand rubles a month dirty at a state-owned enterprise. Dude lives fucked up.
  31. Buivol
    Buivol 13 January 2014 18: 53
    +9
    I had a story once at work. A girl worked as a sales manager, a sensible but lazy girl ............ worse than me. And here's how she got a fashion to complain, like you don't appreciate us, you pay us little ....... but in America ...... At that time, we had a driver who had lived illegally for five years a migrant to the USA, she, unlike me, did not communicate with him at work, she did not know that he lived in the USA. When I finally got tired of Nastenka's crying for America, I brought them together. At first, the girl was delighted, they say, now Ivanovich will tell the whole truth about the United States, I will be ashamed and immediately raise her salary three times. Ivanovich told me. And about the minimum salary of seven dollars per hour, and about the fact that only legs can be stretched to this salary in the USA, and about the fact that there needs to be plowed, plowed, and POOL again, he told HOW IT IS NECESSARY to POOL there, at least in order to get this minimum salary, told that, for example, putting a seal there costs at least $ 100, and this is in a "clinic" where a person works as a dental technician who once was a plumber in the Soviet Union and did not study anywhere after (Ivanych's personal experience) ... The man told him as his acquaintance in one night in the clinic, his heart caught, he owed $ 50. He talked about how his sister in New York gave all her medical insurance and another $ 000 from the top for dental treatment, in a "good" clinic, and how the dentists in Minsk were shocked when they saw the work of their American colleagues. Ivanych's sister came here to visit, a tooth got sick, I resisted for a long time like I was treated in an expensive clinic in the USA, and here you have a collective farm, they will ruin everything for me. But it turned out that in the USA, (in an expensive clinic!), Her teeth were cured worse than our interns do in a free district clinic. In general, the conclusion of an adult, Ivanovich at the time of this story was 1 years old, who lived in the USA for five years and returned to Belarus - in the USA you need to be young and healthy and to plow, plow, plow ... two jobs, one day off a month, my wife plowed about the same. They earned about $ 500 a month, one salary went to live, for two people who did not have a car or medical insurance, $ 55 cost only renting a room, a room not an apartment .......... After Ivanovich told how it is real there in America, I never heard from Nastenka crying for America again ............ That was the story. In general, I do not pretend to be some kind of objective analysis or broad coverage, but the story is real from a real person who somehow worked for us, well, for the sake of objectivity, it is worth noting that not all of Ivanovich's comparisons of the USA with Belarus were in favor of Belarus.
  32. Irokez
    Irokez 13 January 2014 22: 05
    +7
    A friend of mine in the suburbs of Detroit lives, we correspond with him by mail.
    So upon arrival there (he has been living there for about 10 years), of course, delight and the best country. But at the same time, especially right now, that we (in Russia) have lawlessness, corruption, police atrocities, violation of the rights of Russians (as I understand it, the propaganda from the mailbox remade him so much that he already became Russophobe).
    And at the same time his theses:
    - Negroes do not even know how to think:
    - Here everyone is free, but everything is done according to the orders of the king;
    - In Detroit, over the past month 32 people were killed (in short, the Negroes are happy with honey dismantling).
    - The police work until 17:00 there is no money in the budget for their maintenance, but of course they will come to the call if serious.
    - He lives in a private house, so you can’t let a child go unattended onto the lawn of your house and you had to build a virande so that he would play there. Be sure the inspector came to approve the construction project and monitor the quality of construction.
    - It’s not anyhow that he’s taking him to school, but only where they are less or less taught well and prestigiously, while in others they are mostly ceto-blacks and the quality of education is not that.
    - A Russian citizen’s passport came to renew and heal all his teeth (already very cheaply).
    - He loves sweets and on arrival back to the States he got 3-4 kilos better with us, but he got drunk according to the old memory of the whole pastry shop.
    - They called to court because someone said that he was a black man, but nothing happened.
    - In the hospital, his child was examined by Hindu trainees and, in his opinion, they were somehow infected from them - then they were treated.
    - Goods in stores, in terms of ours, are cheaper by 10-20 percent cheaper, plus there are all sorts of incentives and returns from the purchase (it’s really cheaper here).
    - In stores, products like ours are no better than worse, but they are taken from cheaper and better stores, and not in supermarkets.
    - It is problematic to buy primary ingredients in their pure form, such as rye flour, sour cream, fresh milk, butter and so on, and he likes to bake anything.
    - in pharmacies there are no folk remedies, only chemistry and about such things as zelenka, iodine and any useful trifle of our traditional medicine is simply absent, or even completely prohibited.
    - If in a car some kind of small part breaks down, they change the assembly, not this part and it is therefore only repaired in Polish workshops, and not by blacks.
    - Psychology right now is like "I want to live like people, the Scoop got me, and let the children live normally not in a police country." And the fact that sometimes the police kill is for the safety of society and all this type of support.

    About a year ago, I got into a kind of office as a programmer, so I have money, and so life was a success, and before that I delivered pizza and was in the construction and repair of houses.
    He wrote what he understood from all our correspondence with him, although he said that most of his friends broke off correspondence with him and only a few remained, including myself (probably the most patient and loyal to his views). When I came this summer with my family to visit Russia, he said that the situation with life is better than 5-6 years ago, but as always with prejudiced people, "everything is still bad."
  33. rocketman
    rocketman 13 January 2014 22: 07
    -1
    Quote: Hon
    Actual article ... Let us pity the Amer Niger. 7,25X8 (working day) X20 (working days per month) X35 (the value of the dollar in terms of rubles) we get 40600 rubles. per month.

    That's for sure, counted, cried ... From all of today's shift I can be proud of one - I get 25 cents more black! All the rest - much less!
    Quote: Khrushchev
    and you for an hour do not give the name of that "hen of all times and peoples" who gave the go-ahead to Bretton Woods from the USSR. the terrible Khrushch just voiced her so to speak became the real cause of the Cuban missile crisis.

    And you, an hour, my friend, are you a provocateor? That at all posts you are ready to pour mud on Stalin and lick America! Read Starikov, maybe you will grow wiser if your brains are not
    1. Khrushchev
      Khrushchev 14 January 2014 09: 20
      0
      if you don’t have brains in a pharmacy, you won’t buy it. How many old people do not read. And the fact that the next Bretton Woods agreement was signed by none other than Dzhugashvili himself, although they are trying to transfer the arrows to Molotov. And finally broke this bondage comrade Khrushchev.
      Fershtein ???
  34. Gerurra
    Gerurra 13 January 2014 22: 16
    +2
    It’s the same in Russia! Unions are pocket-sized. There is no salary. In the regions, they all got credit, they wanted a sweet life. Small and medium-sized businesses are in the ass. There is no purchasing power among the population outside the cities of million people. We have continuous cuts under the guise of restructuring, but managers are breeding .. We change the name every three years. The floor of the management is arrogant Saxons since 2006. A Russian company. But our oligarch is growing fat TELE 2 shares you bought, you see the crisis from him. The machines are cut, the shops are cut. Bardak. At meetings broadcast they say all in one boat -Arbyten come on. Only the boat resembles a GALLER.
  35. Boris63
    Boris63 13 January 2014 22: 27
    +3
    Again, the salary, probably minus taxes, minus "medical insurance", minus credit or quarterly payment. In St. Petersburg, a 3-room apartment (though in a ship) costs 150 tanks (rent, electricity, gas), of course the salary is also not comparable to the amerovsky one, I get about 900 tanks. In total, 1 \ 6 of my income, and even my wife has about 1400 green. In principle, it's okay, my son and I have a car (we prefer our car industry, but still), my son studies at the Polytechnic Institute (for free), my daughter works, but we don't take money from her. We live, of course, not "chocolate", but we do not live in poverty and do not "die" from hunger.
    P.S. He brought the salary, net of taxes.
    1. Hon
      Hon 14 January 2014 09: 25
      0
      Quote: Boris63
      Again, the salary, probably minus taxes, minus "medical insurance", minus credit or quarterly payment. In St. Petersburg, a 3-room apartment (though in a ship) costs 150 tanks (rent, electricity, gas), of course the salary also does not compare with the amerovskaya one, I get about 900 tanks. In total, 1 \ 6 of my income, and even my wife has about 1400 green. In principle, it's okay, my son and I have a car (we prefer our car industry, but still), my son studies at the Polytechnic Institute (for free), my daughter works, but we don't take money from her. We live, of course, not "chocolate", but we do not live in poverty and do not "die" from hunger. P.S. I brought the salary, net of taxes.

      Well, taxes are 15% if less than 50000 a year. You do not have a minimum wage. We have regions where people for 7-10 tr. earn, really enough just to exist.
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  36. alex.limoff
    alex.limoff 13 January 2014 23: 45
    +1
    With our natural resources and great economic potential, RUSSIAN CITIZENS could live much better than they do now.
  37. Tron
    Tron 14 January 2014 00: 18
    +3
    The article, and some comments are written in the best traditions of Soviet propaganda
    "Here he is the savage grin of capitalism! Look how the damned bourgeoisie spread rot on their people!"
    Only here "joy", we, too, now by no means socialism. The Iron Curtain has collapsed. Hey, humiliated and offended Americans, let's go to Russia to work. Lucky, you will receive 10-12 thousand full-fledged "wooden" ones, if you are out of luck - you will receive as much as whole 850 rubles of unemployment benefits. If you don't take out a mortgage and a car loan right away, you’ll ride like cheese in butter. After all, in Russia it is not life - a holiday.
    PS Americans! If you read in syllables and use a calculator for arithmetic calculations, please do not worry. From year to year we have more and more of these. We don’t know where to attach.
  38. Watchman
    Watchman 16 January 2014 14: 20
    0
    Here she is - an American dream!