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Guest Ted Wakowski

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Guest --zeSto--

I prefer a sauna or even a dip in the jacuzzi.

 

"Sweatshop" sounds like a gay bath house to me. No thanks.

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Guest Ted Wakowski
Originally posted by footsoldier

nothin wrong with wearing sweatshop shit, just make sure you steal it...right now im wearing an entire stolen outfit..causing financial loss to the company is TAKING ACTION.

 

They lose a little from the theft but they gain a little when you advertise their name on your body. Kinda goes both ways. I'm not knockin' ya though.

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no tags showin on my clothes...im not wearin anything with big logos on it...i gues people could know just by looking, but im not to concerned with it.

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Guest SPLINTER

Rage- i respect you a lot man but maybe you should read the book Gadhi or at least watch the movie. who would have thought that boycotting british made clothes or clothes made by indians for britain could make such an impact. i mean that alon with protesting and a few other boycotts were a huge help in gettin the countries independace.

 

all it takes is a strong leader to inform his people and that can start a whole revolution. nobody listen to the news. if the news had just said to black people that mlk,jr wanted them to boycott the bus, would it have impact?? probably not, but he went out and showed leadership and it started a revolution.

 

im suprised. for a person who listens to revolutionary music groups, you dont seem like a revolutionary.

 

but im probably wrong about you. nonetheless i respect you because you show to be one of the intelligent people on this board.

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Originally posted by SPLINTER

im suprised. for a person who listens to revolutionary music groups, you dont seem like a revolutionary.

 

but im probably wrong about you. nonetheless i respect you because you show to be one of the intelligent people on this board.

 

Thanks man. I DO respect everyone elses opinions on this board too and I love to gain others insight.

 

To answer your statement about being a revolutionary...I was. I was for about 6 or 7 years until I relaized something more. Throughout time, people have always been slaves, not just a specific minority group whether it be blacks, whites, asians, or even the poor and starving. We all work for someone else, whether it's for money or not. Now, I do not justify the mistreating of these people, but not every place is like that.

 

I'm sorry to say this and I hope others can understand, but I also realized that what I do now really won't make a difference. I've tried for so long and I've gotten shit in return. Through the infinite span of time our lives are a mear speck of dust that God (or whomever) will simply vacuum up and throw away.

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Guest Ted Wakowski
Originally posted by -Rage-

I'm sorry to say this and I hope others can understand, but I also realized that what I do now really won't make a difference. I've tried for so long and I've gotten shit in return.

 

I wouldn't dare to judge you (even though you called me "asshead") but it sounds like you gave up on yourself man, or at least a part of yourself. 6 - 7 years is a weekend in the long run.

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Originally posted by Ted Wakowski

it sounds like you gave up on yourself man, or at least a part of

yourself. 6 - 7 years is a weekend in the long run.

 

True, but we'll all discover it someday. I just learned quicker than others.

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if you boycott Nike clothing doesn't that hurt their workers even more???Plus there are thousands of companies that use the same sweatshop-like methods to produce their products. Im no way in favor of sweatshops but by trying to avoid every single clothing or item you think might have been invented in a sweatshop is kinda ridiculous and impossible.

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Guest --zeSto--

The root of the problem is that North Americans do,

and will continue to believe that a t-shirt is worth 30$.

 

The average consumer isn't frugal with their clothing,

and companies like Nike (among others) see the fortune to be made.

 

If people are willing to drop a heap of cash,

then Nike will want to increase their profits by cutting expenses.

If factories were run in the USA like they are in Taiwan...

massive class action lawsuits would pop up every single day.

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Guest Ted Wakowski
Originally posted by Brownbread?

if you boycott Nike clothing doesn't that hurt their workers even more???

 

Boycotting (with a message attached and at its most effective level) isn't hurting workers, it's hurting the companies who exploit those workers and attempting to force them into changing policies. The end result is anybody's guess (educated or not) but supporting corporations who take advantage of the economically weak is only helping them get over, especially when an issue can be brushed off society's shoulder as a punchline or a cynical "in joke" without much more than a "nothin' we can do about it" and a fleeting moment of shame.

 

Plus there are thousands of companies that use the same sweatshop-like methods to produce their products. Im no way in favor of sweatshops but by trying to avoid every single clothing or item you think might have been invented in a sweatshop is kinda ridiculous and impossible.

 

Not at all. If you're interested in any type of boycotting then there's a lot of people who've already done the homework for you. A couple of the responses on here even have links to websites offering clothes made without sweatshop labor. A little bit of education on the subject can put you on point pretty quickly.

 

Another good site http://www.nologo.org/

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