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Date: 09/23/08 09:02 AM

30 Responses to Exit Campaign : End Exploitation and Trafficking

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    andrewgaynor Male 18-29
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    September 22, 2008 at 11:24 pm
    Link: Exit Campaign : End Exploitation and Trafficking - Nice Shoes! Where`d you get `em? Do you really want me to answer that?
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    jdjd5883 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 9:14 am
    that`s why i try not to buy things made in china. but that`s almost impossible.
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    September 23, 2008 at 9:27 am
    vv Stay away from Wal-Mart then. That sh*t`s cheap for a reason...
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    FxyRoxy777 Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 9:32 am
    poor kid :(. maybe brangelina will adopt him
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    Night_Mystic Female 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 9:40 am
    how come they always who a white kid when they do these types of vids? what about all the bling bling diamond rappers buy that are probably from African diamond mines?
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    ianbeany1989 Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 9:42 am
    He made a crap job of those shoes, if I got some like that I`d fly over there and complain to that kid personally.
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    Jesus_Wey Male 18-29
    238 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 9:45 am
    lmao Wal Mart..
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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 9:45 am
    Yeahm seem it`s Better than what they had before, meaning Going threw gabage dumps and selling trash for meager profit.

    Having these kinds of operations actually gets the people some better and more reliable form of income, not to mention reduces the crime.

    This video shows one of the "bad" places - there are many, many, many better shops in which the conditions are not that bad.

    Even in this video, still beter than the alternative which western society doesn`t understand.

    Cell Phone and Hummers.

    Thats all I`m saying.

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    Dakkar Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 11:10 am
    There`s a ridiculous push on our campus for the DSP, the Designated Suppliers Program, which would make all collegiate wear come from non-sweatshop labor.

    It seems these people really don`t understand the economies of regions other than the Western world. I`m not saying sweatshops are good, but as Koala said, many times its better than the alternative.

    At one point America too had kids in sweatshops, working 12+ hour days. For industrializing countries this process almost always occurs at some point. Unfortunately, many of the governments of current industrializing nations are not equipped well enough to break out as nations before them have.

    All in all, the video was pretty short-sided by MTV. More thought-out alternatives need to be brought to the table. Closing down the sweatshops won`t solve anything.

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    scottk6 Male 30-39
    36 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 11:29 am
    That kid was working pretty slow. He should get docked a day`s pay.
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    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 11:41 am
    yeah right that faked where`s the rape?
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    tathagata76 Male 30-39
    107 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 11:41 am
    Ok, you two are idiots. Maybe if we stopped worrying about how cheap we can get our poo and started paying a fair price for our goods then sweatshops wouldn`t be necessary. Saying that it`s better than the alternative is crap. There is more than one alternative, and it doesn`t have to be picking through garbage. The global economy isn`t about making life better for the developing nations, it is about making the maximum profit for large multinationals.
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    FLB Female 18-29
    1229 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 12:40 pm
    if only some people would realise the effect this has on their lives.
    its so sad.
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    Lou-Saydus Male 13-17
    216 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 1:15 pm
    A necessary evil.
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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    I can tell you that the people that work at the factories would fight you if you were trying to get rid of them.


    You`re acting as if people picked them off the streets and forced them to work, they did it voluntarily. So not only do you want to take away their income but you want to tak away their right to chose, very noble of you retard.


    And you can start preaching as soon as you legally adopt 5 or 6 3rd world children and give them the childhood you think they deserve.

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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 1:31 pm
    Sweatshops (i don`t support any deadly conditions so we`ll say factory) are beneficial to other countries, here`s how, and I`ll try to explain it simply so you can wrap your little mind around it.

    Let`s say a family has 5 kids in some 3rd world country. Well guess what these kids aren`t getting an education and probably aren`t eating well if at all because the parents can`t afford it alone. So a factory is very attractive to the family/kids. They can start with very little experience and bring in enough money so that the family can have food to eat and usually they`ll attempt to send the youngest to school so that in the future he/she can better the families position.

    So tell me what`s so wrong about that? Of course we`d like them to play and enjoy their childhood but there are plenty of kids that never got that: holocaust for example.

    So would you rather these companies pull out tons of families ONLY or MAJOR source of income? or stay and everyone benefit?

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    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 1:32 pm
    tathagata76: Please tell use the "other alternatives" that`s like saying "cold fusion is possible" without pointing out how.


    The global economy is about everyone serving their own self interest. Companies make money, people make money to take home, and everyone buys something, and in the end everyone that participates benefits and are better off before, if something happens and they aren`t better off then the economy rights itself, it always does.

    Get off your little soap box and learn what the hell you`re talking about next time.

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    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 1:32 pm
    Communism ftw? lol


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    duckinfuh Male 18-29
    891 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 1:50 pm
    while i don`t necessarily agree with sweatshops, i DO agree with Liquidglass and Lou-Saydus.

    think of how much something would cost if the companies that made it had to pay their workers $7.25/hr as opposed to $7.25/day.

    you might complain now about children that are underpaid and overworked, but you`d be complaining just the same when the "cheap" shoes you get at walmart are $90.00, or the t-shirt that used to be $5.99 now costs $25.99

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    dstbstr Male 18-29
    28 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 2:09 pm
    How about, instead of the companies over charging their goods, and bringing home a normal pay check like the rest of us?

    The amount of money CEO`s make these days is totally obscene. The average CEO makes 365 times what the average American worker makes. That`s 1.2 million a year, and that`s enough for 1,000 jobs that pay 12,000 a year. Perhaps if we spread out the money, it would work out a little better.

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    urbanlegend Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm
    $12,000 a year isnt a lot, actually. at all.
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    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
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    September 23, 2008 at 2:29 pm
    This song is pretty tight. Anybody know the artist?
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    iceman22 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 2:34 pm
    same song from that bug video! :-D
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    mrpopenfresh Male 18-29
    1037 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 2:34 pm
    I`m not gonna get into this debate. But outsourcing is bad for the world and for the environnement. If we would keep things local not only would our goods be more interesting and more substainable, but they would reduce pollution and redundant styles. Hell, everyone and their grandma has a pair of nikes, what`s so cool about owning a pair of shoes some preppy kid will get with his moms money.

    Get rid of powercentres, get rid of big box chains and bring back he mom and pops stores, the artisans and most importantlty, the sense of community. I see what our society is becoming, and it`s buying made in China WWE shirts from Wal Mart and 24 packs of Kraf Dinner at Costco. Truly disgusting. Truly disgusting.

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    iceman22 Male 18-29
    135 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 2:39 pm
    same song from that bug video! :-D
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    Concetra Male 18-29
    2051 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 3:06 pm
    "So would you rather these companies pull out tons of families ONLY or MAJOR source of income? or stay and everyone benefit"

    I think the CEO`s of multimillion/billion dollar corporations can sacrifice a fraction of what they earn to meet the standards of the average sweatshop worker.

    Most sweatshop workers do not volunteer and a lot of them work 20 hour days 6-7 days a week. The reason why they "volunteer" to work is so they can afford a decent meal, usually rice and beans, which is then cooked in infested water. So either they "volunteer" or die.

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
    15782 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 3:37 pm
    Wait a second, MTV is doing this?

    Really?

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    wyllups Male 18-29
    22 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 5:37 pm
    The song is `All I Need` by Radiohead.
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    Painter13 Male 40-49
    1370 posts
    September 23, 2008 at 7:36 pm
    Most child labor in china are children whom are orphans, or children of prisoners. Forced into labor, many of these kids do not live to the age of 15. They die of malnutrition, and on site accidents. The shoes you may be wearing now probably outlived the child who made them.
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    Vagrant86 Male 18-29
    2557 posts
    September 24, 2008 at 8:48 am
    interesting

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