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[Quote] Hey, to each his own. I ain't mad.

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Union made streetwear brands.

[QUOTE=BFURCH;1738463]I have worked for unions, unions have not worked for me, end of discussion. My dad is in the teacher's union too, and trust me these things are as close to communism as I hope our country's ever gonna get.[QUOTE] Your dad's in the teachers union. Suuure he is, little one. You're "seventeen" and have worked for the unions. Was it a summer job away from the sheltered environment of that fancy subdivision you reside in, so you could see how the rest of us peasants live? Tell me, is daddy bitter cuz Obama is gonna raise taxes on folks making over $250,000? And everyone was spot on... Getting in a huff over the net, about some child who looks like a Catholic school choir boy was down right silly. Thanks for almost getting my fat *ss kicked during randori when one of our judoka ran a security background search on your apple-cheeked lookin' self and wondered what I was so salty about. Bratty-**s bumbaclot! I almost got dropped on my head cuz of my conduct. EDIT: Also, Jeeves, I'm now well aware you were snooping around on my photobucket page, telling folks on here: "Eh, ah, duh, yeah, yeah, I think I just might fight him." You're a piece of work, little fluffcake... Belittling women, writing checks your skinny butt could never cash, and clowin on that double-leg takedown drill I practice.

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

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Look, I know where you're coming from. As I said earlier I think you make many valid points. I'm part of the labor movement as well and I've seen my share of nimrods goofing around on the job, who had no dignity or problem taking advantage of the hard work contributed by others. But you just can't sit there and dismiss valid research as spouting off a bunch of mindless factoids. I for one have had enough of the past eight years of anti-intellectualism masked within the metaphor of Joe the Plumber. I will say this, at least you are thoughtful enough to take the time to discuss the issue. Now when are you guys getting an UNDFTD account?

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[Quote] You're drawing a spurious correlation... AIG and the rest of those financial firms on Wall Street had no unions, yet still went down the shitter. For too long the Big Three have based their business model on cheap oil with little regard for environmental standards. And just so you're aware... [URL] According to reports in Japan's local media, Toyota is in talks to borrow a little over $2 billion from the state-backed Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) to secure funds for its U.S. operations. Toyota, which expects to lose $3.9 billion this year, through a spokesman confirmed it is discussing the loan, but declined to discuss the details. If Toyota does reach a deal, it will be the first Japanese automaker to apply for assistance from the new emergency fund, which is tapping $5 billion from the Japanese government this month to lend to Japanese corporations that operate internationally.

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[Quote] So what about the hard working men and women in those auto plants? You don't think I've work in the healthcare field with some lazy fools? Never thought the answer was doing away with collective bargaining cuz some basshead game to work all doped up. And at least you didn't perpetuate that New York Times lie about auto workers making 70 bucks an hour. The only thing I blaim the UAW for is making too many concessions to the Big Three big shots, however, the main problem is competitive vehicle models, not labour costs. The primary reason Japan is kicking our asses is not because their U.S. plant are non-union but rather because for years GM and Ford refused to market fuel efficient, environmentally friendly automobiles. the main problem is competitive vehicle models, not labour costs. According to Business Week, Toyota insiders are expressing concerns that as its workforce in the US has aged, it's Georgetown plant is expected, by 2009 to 'have the highest labor costs of any factory in the US' (April 28, 200smokeyface, yet it's anon-union shop. In fact, in the early 1990s General Motors (GM) had developed a prototype of an electric car with swelling consumer potential and they scrapped every last one of them by caving in to big oil. Then they began ramming these gas guzzling turds (SUVs) down the American consumers' throats and so now you see these self-indulgent pissants chugging down the highway, belching noxious fumes in everyone's faces. As for all this gloating about how wonderful these non-union Toyota and Honda plants are... Author/immigrant activist argues: "Japanese car manufacturers have built assembly plants and successfully kept workers from organizing, despite efforts by the auto union. The price for the lack of a successful strategy to organize those Japanese plants became clear in December's congressional debate over the auto bailout proposal, when Southern Republican senators demanded that the United Auto Workers agree to gut its union contracts to match the nonunion wages and conditions at Nissan, Honda, and BMW. The presence of the nonunion plants now threatens to destroy the union. The same dilemma exists in industry after industry." Not to mention how workers in Japan have been treated for attempting to organize. Further, while it is true the Japanese auto industry has given the Big Three a run for their money doesn't mean those executives of those non-uion plants haven't been feeling the crunch. According to the Associated Press, "In 2008, Japanese auto sales fell to their lowest in 34 years at 3.21 million vehicles, down about 6 percent from a year earlier, according to the association. In 1990, annual sales peaked at more than double that figure, reaching 7.78 million vehicles." No "lazy union workers" to blame there.

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

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[Quote] Let me just cut to the chase and disregard the rest of your horseshit. First, the dictionary definition you cited has been used too rigidly to define human nature. Commonly, these "sum qualities and traits shared by all humans" usually reduce individuals to being either inherently selfish or inherently good. For example, in the 80s we heard certain business tycoons justify greed and corruption "as a part of human nature and enlightened self-interest." Ivan Boesky would actually lecture his students about how "greed is good." Unfortunately, this concept of human nature has historically involved the usage of racial/ethnic stereotypes, from a Eurocentric standpoint, to explain away social ills such as crime and poverty. As former Black Panther Party activist and University of California professor Dr. Angela Davis observes, "blackness is ideologically linked to criminality." Often times, Western values have been imposed on people within the Developing World (Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East) via colonialism as if they are somehow superior to indigenous norms and values. Additionally, this Eurocentric worldview was used to indoctrinate First Nations Peoples and African slaves into believing “white superiority,” via religion and the Bible. This was precisely the point I was trying to underscore when I asserted that the concept of human nature is defined differently across various cultural boundaries. Now you would've understood that had you not tried to come in here -- all holier than thou -- as some kind of poster child for racial unity with your "we are all the same" clich

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Please help me fix my Gourmets.

[Quote] So that shit Billy Mays hustles work after all ? I'll get me some.

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Please help me fix my Gourmets.

[Quote] Hmmmm! Did not know that. Thanks.

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Which fashion decade you feel was more creative the 90's or the 80's

[Quote] Hit the nail on the head. It'sthe same thing you see with a lot of 70s inspired clothing that have been refined and modernized. But fashion repeats itself.

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Which fashion decade you feel was more creative the 90's or the 80's

[Quote] Using Hip Hop inspired fashions as examples drawn from both decades, I'd say the creativity of inner city youth during the 80s was pretty damn inspiring. In an era that was often referred to as a decade of greed made fashionable by the Wall Street yuppie class, young urban heads were able to create a fashionable identity that inspired what has been rocked since. Everyone talks about how the 90s became too brand oriented but aren't any of y'all old enough to remember the early part of that decade when Native Tongues had us rockin the hippie or De La Soul style, i.e., paisley button-downs, baggy-ass jeans, thick soled shoes, big belt buckles, beaded necklaces, and handkerchief headwraps? I think it was mad creative in the sense that it fused shit from the 60s with an Afrocentric theme made popular by cats like Tribe, Brand Nubian, De La Soul, and Divine Styler. For example: [URL]

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[Quote] Peace.

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One more thing... I hate these discussions on "human nature" as it is a rigidly defined concept for man's behavior and compulsions, not to mention it varies from culture to culture, for example, Eurocentric vs. Afrocentric schools of thought.

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[Quote] I really hope that this thread can continue to underscore the importance of unions as they relate to people in the fashion and garment industries. I want the people who work in these factories, making the clothes we dig, a chance to be treated fairly (healthcare, pension, wages, representation). As for your assertion that unions are no longer useful, you're wrong. I cited some very clear examples of how unions can help workers organize in their interests for better working conditions, protection against gender and racial discrimination, and fairer wages. There's a very clear reason why some people have been led to believe unions are antiquated institutions... Since the beginning of the so-called Reagan revolution, the Republican Party and it's corporate constituents have been at the forefront of an assault on the rights of working people. They have done everything they can to see to it that a status quo of priviledge and wealth are maintained by a small minority of people, who control and appropriate most of society's wealth yet only compromise a small percentage of it. One telling example of this assault on the working class has been the past eight years of Bush's deregulation policies which allowed greedy-ass CEOs and multinationals to do whatever they please despite the effects their actions have had on the environment, the economy, working people, immigrants, and minorities. In response to the person above you, if the majority of people in a workplace join a union, non-union employees must respect the wishes of the majority. Membership isn't compulsory, however, if everyone benefits from a union contract (and they do), then everyone should pay dues. There's been this chicken shit libertarian arguement that an unregulated market benefits everyone -- yeah, that's why the country is in the toilet right now. The corporate big shots have shown time and again that if given the chance, they'll do anything they wish to see to it that profits come before people. These jokers have no problem with socialism so long as it benefits them in the form of corporate welfare programs subsidized by the taxpayers.

2 Weeks ago in Fashion

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[Quote] [URL] I ordered the white one some time ago and it has a nice fit. Just be warned that if you prefer rockin your brim straight these are pre-curved. Also, you don't have to order wholesale.

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[Quote] True indeed, brother. Yet, if were were to believe these jokers in the GOP they'd have us believe the auto industry has declined because of UAW workers fighting for descent wages and healthcare. I've been drivin an '85 Maxima since '89 and it's time to retire it (even though it doesn't owe me a penny). I'm considering buying an American automobile next time around, if and when Chevy executives get their asses in gear and come out with the Volt -- sooner than later.

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