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|A WorldGolf.com reader says Tiger Woods has turned his back on human rights abuses in Dubai in order to earn big bucks. (Courtesy PGA of America)|
In response to William K. Wolfrum's blog post "Tiger Woods design deal with Dubai: Nothing unique about taking loads of money to look the other way," I live in Dubai, and agree with the sentiments about Tiger being blinded with "Big Bucks" to look the other way.
Most foreign workers here are paid $3 per day; (yep three U.S. dollars) to work 10 hours in temperatures of [100 degrees and more], then housed 20 per room with a single toilet between 40 workers. They are conned into paying $4,000 to get the job with promises of a decent wage and when they arrive in Dubai they are enslaved - worse than slavery actually - slave owners look after their slaves, the contractors don't care about their workers.
Tiger talks about charities etc etc; but his great great grandfather Doss Douglas must be turning in his grave knowing that his descendent is on the side of the slave matters; who are building a golfing community around his golf course selling villas for $10 million-plus whilst paying the laborers less than $3 per day, and then paying them at least six months late.
No this is not a bad dream; actually it is a bad dream come true for over a million virtual slaves working to build Dubai and the fortunes of their slave masters, of which Tiger Woods is must now be considered one, turning a blind eye is no excuse for human degradation and abuse.
May 2, 2008
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