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Monday, January 23, 2012

new moon on monday

is the gop presidential field a tea party failure?

even if it is, don't worry, because chuck norris supports newt

dallas cowboys fan gear made in sweatshops

cosplay fail

and the solar storms create beautiful aurora borealis
posted by skippy at 10:38 AM |

2 Comments:

SO MANY TEAMS WEAR NIKE GEAR- THEY RUN SWEATSHOPS OR SUBLET...

http://ramblings-fran.blogspot.com/2012/01/just-pay-them.html

BUT IT WAS A U OF O CAMPUS PROTEST RE NIKE SWEATSHOPS THAT CAUSED UNCLE PHIL KNIGHT U OF O ALUM TO ONLY DONATE TO ATHLETICS AND NOT ACADEMICS...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Knight

UNDER PHILANTHROPY
Public outcry surrounding Nike's labor practices precipitated protests in 2000, which were led by a group of students calling themselves the Human Rights Alliance. Protests included a ten-day tent-city occupation on the lawns in front of Johnson Hall, the main administration building, demanding that the university join the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) which was founded by United Students Against Sweatshops.[11]
University President Dave Frohnmayer signed a one-year contract with the WRC. Knight's reaction was to withdraw a previous US$30 million commitment toward the Autzen Stadium expansion project and to offer no further donations to the university.[12][13] Nike had endorsed the industry-supported Fair Labor Association, instead.[14] In a public statement, Knight criticized the WRC for having unrealistic provisions and called it misguided while praising the FLA for being "balanced" in its approach.[15] The students disagreed, saying the FLA has conflicting interests, but President Frohnmayer sided with Knight assertion that the WRC was providing unbalanced representation.[16][17]
Citing a legal opinion from the university's counsel, President Frohnmayer released a statement in October 2000 saying that the university could not pay its membership dues to the WRC since the WRC was neither an incorporated entity nor had tax-exempt status and to do so was a violation of state law. The Oregon University System on February 16, 2001, enacted a mandate that all institutions within the Oregon university system choose business partners from a politically neutral standpoint, barring all universities in Oregon from membership in the WRC and the FLA.[18] Following the dissolved relationship between the university and the WRC, Phil Knight reinstated the donation and increased the amount to over $50 million dollars.
commented by Blogger Fran, 6:58 PM PST  
SORRY FOR THE LONG ASS POST, BUT WHEN YOU SEE THE NIKE LOGO SLATHERED ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL AND SPORTS GEAR, KNOW SWEATSHOPS ARE INVOLVED.

ALL THE BIG NAME COMPANIES HAVE OUTSOURCED TO 3RD WORLD COUNTRIES.

WE ARE HARD PRESSED TO FIND STUFF THAT IS NOT MADE IN SWEATSHOPS.
commented by Blogger Fran, 7:26 PM PST  

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