Life in a shipbreaker yard

That is a tough and unforgiving job.

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-10 1. bndbnd commented 7 years ago

This is questionable. First of all, we can't agree that there are places on Earth this poor, that live in this harsh environments, on the other hand we can't expect everybody to be rich(I bet that people who run the shipyard breaker business is not a poor people). But, yes there is a but, people like this can't 100% accommodate in other parts of the world(for example if they manage to leave that city and come to civilized countries they will steal to live since 1000 years they didn't went to schools or seen how they should live for better). As the young man said in the video, he has pain after a day of work but does nothing about that. It's not about the race, it's about the way they are used to live. Not a single humanitarian society can force them to live otherwise, if they provide supplies they will first use them, then they learn that there are some people that provide them with supplies and then they will continue their lives almost the same that they used to until the provided help.
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+12 2. filter commented 7 years ago

#1 I'm not sure I completely understood your comment. "We can't agree that there are places on Earth this poor," but there ARE. And worse. Some of them don't even have a Starbucks.
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+15 3. ComentAtor commented 7 years ago

#1 this way of thinking led to most of the crimes against humanity in human history ... you use THEY, THEM like you are better? i bet THEY are better people than you
you should read more or listen ... listen to this :) you westerner oh you
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I3OdanjBYoM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSC2_1FPXPE
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+3 4. dushan commented 7 years ago

#1 ahm, "for example if they manage to leave that city and come to civilized countries they will steal to live since 1000 years they didn't went to schools or seen how they should live for better"
in case you didn't noticed this is in india, this video is not about some roma people from bucharest, so i'm not sure what are you babbling about, people are working for 16 hours in harsh conditions to provide food for their families, they don't still or beg on the streets
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-8 5. bndbnd commented 7 years ago

the sense of democracy doesn't stop to amaze me, if I say something and you don't agree with me that doesn't mean you are right, neither that I am right. #4 "roma people from bucharest" - I have my reasons to dislike parasite people like them. I am sick of being presumed gipsy just because I am ROMANIAN, not roma, rrom or how they call themselves. Romania has gipsy as every country in Eastern Europe. Plus "They originated in India" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_people . Yeah, sure, I am at least 100% wrong about the integration idea that I mentioned in my first comment... you people never learn...
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+2 6. ComentAtor commented 7 years ago

mr Bndbnd would you do better if you were born there?
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+2 7. dushan commented 7 years ago

#5 people who are working for 16 hours a day are not the people you are talking about, and "integration" is also not the subject here, nobody is asking for "integration", "civilization", "free supplies" or anything else you mentioned in your comments, they are simply fighting for better working conditions and more environmental friendly approach
i also said "roma" not "romainian", although in most of european countries people don't see much difference ( both spelling and attitude wise )
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0 8. Natan_el_Tigre commented 7 years ago

Here's another great Snotr video about this:

http://www.snotr.com/video/12751/Where_do_ships_go_to_die
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+1 9. huldu commented 7 years ago

Overpopulation is the keyword here. It's just going to get worse with time, that's the saddest part of it all. People who are poor generally breed a lot more than rich people. When I use the word poor I actually mean poor, not poor as in someone living on welfare, but poor as in most these people you see in this video.
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+4 10. BloodBeast commented 7 years ago

#1 "First of all, we can't agree that there are places on Earth this poor, that live in this harsh environments"
Yes, we can. Not a question of "agree", it's a simple fact. I appreciate that your first language may not be English, and maybe I'm misunderstanding your comment, but at face value it's simply wrong.
It's a question of opportunities. People at this level of subsistence don't have opportunities. They just have to survive.
I know what choice I would make if faced with "breathe this gas or your family starves".
(And to make it clear, I'd breathe the gas).
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+1 11. Zebulun commented 7 years ago

This reminds me if the early industrial revolution of the steel mills in the US. It was similar unsafe conditions and long working hours that lead to many of the safety laws and unions that exist here today. Unfortunately, there are these people that need to pave the way for a better working environment for the future.
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0 12. kirkelicious commented 7 years ago

#9 I dont agree that overpopulation is the main culprit here. Its more about the limitless greed of our western civilizations that lives in ridiculous surplus and leeches on the poorer countries. My Keyword would be "Inequality". And #1 The people are poor because to meet our todays standard of "rich" someone like them has to be exploited. Blaming the victims, without whom you would neither have a laptop nor the spare time to comment on SNOTR is not only cynical, it is outright stupid.
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0 13. Geekster (admin) commented 7 years ago

#9 Overpopulation you say ? Let's put things like this:
Thinking in average, every person in world would have around 75 kilograms. With that being said, technically all people in the world would fit in a cube with each side of 800-1000 meters. We would all fit in there. Put that in perspective with Earth's size. So, overpopulation ? Nah, it just manipulation ;)

Regarding to comment #5 , well indeed he seems like a very frustrated person. His point does sound mean, but in that mean comment there is some very big truth in it. Its just that, until you live in this part of Europe , you can't understand how it is, and what frustration truly means... One of the main problems in this country are gypsies. Our whole noble Dacian reputation was ruined by them. We are seen in all Europe as scum, sub-human, trash. etc. because of them. There were protests against Romanians in many parts of Europe, especially Italia, saying "Romania take back your gypsies". they are not ours! This also happens because of the media, because media=manipulation. They only show you what THEY want you to see, and not how things actually are. I am not racist when it comes to gypsies, despite the fact that they attacked and robbed my house multiple times, and also I am terribly sorry but I cannot give any good example of gypsies. I really love all the people in this world. But when I see them and what they did to our country, what can I say... I am sorry for them that they are like this. I encourage you to make some research on Romania's origins and gypsies origins.

These are gypsies: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/25/NadezhdaSliven.jpg

These are romanians: http://www.agentiadepresamondena.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/gina-pistol-entran-cluj-1.jpg - local friends of mine

And to simplify everything in just ONE simple image: http://sadmoment.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Polanball-Meme-Featuring-Romania-E.U.-Countries-Gypsies.jpg
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+1 14. Judge-Jake commented 7 years ago

The comments on this video seem to have gone off on a tangent as often seems to be the case on Snotr. There are now so many subjects springing out from this ship breakers video (Gypsies, Romanians, people in cubes) to name but a few, that it's hard to know where to add a comment and I nearly didn't bother but here's my pennies worth.

These people are certainly being exploited and although wages weren't mentioned my guess is that they are peanuts. Over population especially in poor countries has always been a problem. You have children, you have to feed them. In the animal world when food is scarce they either do not breed or it is expected that only a small number of offspring will survive, that's nature. In poor countries where food and resources are scarce they still seem to have many children then wonder why life is even more difficult and some die, well they will.

If there is a large population of poor people there will be corporations to take advantage of their situation and so the awful jobs get sent their way. So it was so it will be. :|