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    Default Amazon: the best reason to support your local bookshop

    First of all, I'll freely admit to buying books online; there's a lot to be said for the convenience and range on offer. But there comes a time when you have to start thinking of the ethical dimensions of your consumer behaviour, and this may well signal one of those times:

    Amazon 'used neo-Nazi guards to keep immigrant workforce under control' in Germany - Europe - World - The Independent

    If this story turns out to be true, I, for one, would find it hard to continue using Amazon's services, I confess.
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    Amazon sell dictionaries?

    Amazon; the best reason to suposrt your local bookshop

    Just kidding, happens to us all....
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    Workers were allegedly frisked to check they had not walked away with breakfast rolls.
    Reminds me of that scene in Blood Diamond where the guards overseeing the diamond-panning slaves check the mouth of one at gunpoint - and then shoot him when he coughs up the stray diamond he tried stashing away. Except with, you know, breakfast rolls instead of diamonds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little_Korean View Post
    Reminds me of that scene in Blood Diamond where the guards overseeing the diamond-panning slaves check the mouth of one at gunpoint - and then shoot him when he coughs up the stray diamond he tried stashing away. Except with, you know, breakfast rolls instead of diamonds.
    And no shooting......
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    Statman can you ask a Mod to correct the spelling in your title

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astral Peaks View Post
    Amazon sell dictionaries?

    Amazon; the best reason to suposrt your local bookshop

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dylan2010 View Post
    Statman can you ask a Mod to correct the spelling in your title
    Already reported.
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    Quote Originally Posted by statsman View Post
    Post in anger, repent at leisure.
    Do you Kindle?

    That's really all I do on Amazon anymore....
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    ARD suggested that the name “HESS Security” was an allusion to Adolf Hitler’s deputy, Rudolf Hess.
    To be fair, how likely is that in a country so hyper-aware/paranoid of any displays of Nazi sympathy that showing a swastika flag except in specific circumstances is illegal?

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    When you get a company of amazons size there are always going to be labour issues. Costs are cut to the bone and staff are the ultimate loosers, especially in a distribution environment.

    Funny how Germany is the location as I would have thought workers rights were paramount on our Shining light of all that is European?

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