$1 for a WORD

@suhail1 (965)
Manila, Philippines
January 13, 2017 1:41pm CST
Today I read something really interesting that is worth sharing among my myLot friends. Did you ever know that Titanic survivors were charged $1 per word to send telegrams from their lifeboat. One man used his last dollar to send the word ‘Safe’ to his mother. In 1912 $1 must have been equal to $100 today This remembers me of something, do you think that we are always squeezed in situations where the corporates or the business people, when they think that we have no other options. I have read a few years ago, am not sure how legit it is, that the medicines sold for cancer treatments are way less than the price we pay, in some cases the amount we pay is around 1000 times its production cost. Is it the modern way of the titanic telegram story.?
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@louievill (16204)
• Philippines
13 Jan
There would always be people who would take advantage whenever there is a great demand, that is human nature not unless there would be a law to regulate their greed.
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@louievill (16204)
• Philippines
13 Jan
@suhail1 like I said that is human nature, it is in all of us some people just do not know how to tame or tone it down.
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jan
@louievill very true, i agree to your point
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• India
13 Jan
The world is becoming so very complicated. The hunger for money is visible everywhere
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jan
very true indeed
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• India
13 Jan
@suhail1 perhaps in this time of globalization we are heading towards a very materialistic kind of world where everything will be measured in terms of money
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jan
@concept001 that was a great comment, very true
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@WriterAI (3748)
• Bulgaria
13 Jan
Curiously.
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jan
good reason to be
@JolietJake (39675)
13 Jan
That thing about the Titanic is a myth, it is not true...
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• Bournemouth, England
14 Jan
On the other hand, I believe some modern day cruise liners charge incredibly high rates for passengers to use the internet.
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
14 Jan
@asfarasiknow true and call rates too I guess
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• United States
16 Jan
Yeah that's sad with the way some companies exploit people.
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Jan
hopefully a change someday
@PurnaSharma (1768)
• India
16 Jan
So that man are not excluded from the list of animal.
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Jan
haha, hopefully yeah
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@epiffanie (8343)
• Australia
16 Jan
It's all about making money out there in the business world ... Pharmaceutical companies don't want us to get better... they want us to get sick so they can sell us more of their products...
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Jan
I agree bess, its a sad fact
@redurnet (862)
• United Kingdom
14 Jan
Wow that is a fascinating fact and I find it quite sad. It seems to speak volumes about mankind.
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
14 Jan
we live in a crazy world
@DianneN (57241)
• United States
14 Jan
Large corporations always charge more to make huge profits.
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
14 Jan
always they do dianne
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@BelleStarr (31073)
• Portland, Connecticut
14 Jan
Private messages were not allowed as the Titanic sank, it was all messages trying to get the info to other ships.
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Jan
that was a new info for me, thanks for sharing
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@Jam4321 (589)
• Jamaica
14 Jan
The people with power always try to take advantage of those who are vulnerable and have no other way of surviving.
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
16 Jan
absolutely true
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13 Jan
OMG!
@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jan
scary world
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13 Jan
@suhail1 The world is getting really crazy.
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@suhail1 (965)
• Manila, Philippines
13 Jan
@TheInvisibleMan the sad fact is the poor becomes poorer and the rich, richer
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