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(NPR)   The internet: Come for the porn and cat pictures, stay to see a used tee-shirt in Kenya reunited with the American woman who donated it twenty years ago   (npr.org) divider line 31
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2013-12-12 09:07:03 AM
Wow that's a pretty huge example of Facebook Spying right there.
 
2013-12-12 09:17:33 AM
I'd dance with her toons, if you know what I mean.
 
2013-12-12 09:19:08 AM

Tr0mBoNe: Wow that's a pretty huge example of Facebook Spying right there.


Spying is good, when we do it.
 
2013-12-12 09:19:34 AM
Thanks for putting the local cloths makers and sellers out of business resulting in a net increase in poverty.
 
2013-12-12 09:23:05 AM
I knew about the cat pictures and the tee shirt story but the rest is news to me
 
2013-12-12 09:23:09 AM
That custom tshirt must have cost a pretty penny to make in 1992. I count six colors in that silk screen.
 
2013-12-12 09:27:24 AM
copyright infringement note from Warner Bros. in 3 . 2. .1
 
2013-12-12 09:30:04 AM
images.bwbx.io
 
2013-12-12 09:31:00 AM
I came from the porn and then left, like you're supposed to.
 
2013-12-12 09:31:16 AM

ChrisDe: [images.bwbx.io image 630x420]


www.raysindex.com

/Hey, kid.  $20 for the shirt.
 
2013-12-12 09:37:02 AM
When I donate things, it's typically because I don't want to see them ever again.
 
2013-12-12 09:44:24 AM
The article says the shirt was donated five years ago, not twenty.
 
2013-12-12 09:46:26 AM
Hebrews, heh!
 
2013-12-12 09:48:11 AM

twoNineSevenFive: That custom tshirt must have cost a pretty penny to make in 1992. I count six colors in that silk screen.


Uh, it was for a bat mitzvah.
 
2013-12-12 09:50:01 AM

Trixie212: The article says the shirt was donated five years ago, not twenty.


www.quickmeme.com
 
2013-12-12 10:08:27 AM
This story reminds me of this documentary - T Shirt Travels about the used clothing industry and structural adjustment policies in Zambia. Less of a fluff piece than this cute "boy howdy, let's reunite this piece of disposable clothing with its owner to show how global the world is after globalization" bit.
 
2013-12-12 10:10:08 AM
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2013-12-12 10:17:21 AM

twoNineSevenFive: That custom tshirt must have cost a pretty penny to make in 1992. I count six colors in that silk screen.


I'll bet they jewed the price down there were some intense price negotiations involved in the purchase of the shirts.
 
2013-12-12 10:38:45 AM

mrlewish: Thanks for putting the local cloths makers and sellers out of business resulting in a net increase in poverty.


Yup.  It's like how cheap Chinese [anything] is flooding the US market and wreaking havok on domestic manufacturing.
 
2013-12-12 11:07:32 AM

Crudbucket: I'd dance with her toons, if you know what I mean.


media.npr.org

I would now,
 
2013-12-12 11:12:34 AM
A president for a t-shirt.  Well, the Kenyans sure came out ahead on that deal.
 
2013-12-12 11:18:02 AM
No odumma jokes?

I am disappoint.
 
2013-12-12 11:38:29 AM

TheGogmagog: Crudbucket: I'd dance with her toons, if you know what I mean.

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I would now,


For once, we don't have a reason to say anything 'rough' about a 33 yro.

tricycleracer: ChrisDe: [images.bwbx.io image 630x420]

[www.raysindex.com image 550x600]

/Hey, kid.  $20 for the shirt.


I'ld go for a Tiger's World Series Champions T-shirt from 2012.
 
2013-12-12 12:49:37 PM
Any time I see tee shirts with words on them in a shop, I think "pre-landfill".  It's amazing how people waste money on clothes they don't need in the U.S. I drive through poor neighborhoods and there are piles of clothing lying on the sidewalk.
 
2013-12-12 01:05:10 PM

lack of warmth: For once, we don't have a reason to say anything 'rough' about a 33 yro.


I'd do her doggie-style...and, yes...I'd be ruff.
 
2013-12-12 01:11:10 PM
Donated clothes end up for sale in markets.  Gives you an idea of how all of the donations/aid/etc is given out it poor nations.

She looks emaciated.
 
2013-12-12 01:16:17 PM

Contents Under Pressure: I drive through poor neighborhoods and there are piles of clothing lying on the sidewalk.


www.best-horror-movies.com

Was it right after Halley's Comet went by?
 
2013-12-12 02:55:44 PM

misanthropologist: This story reminds me of this documentary - T Shirt Travels about the used clothing industry and structural adjustment policies in Zambia. Less of a fluff piece than this cute "boy howdy, let's reunite this piece of disposable clothing with its owner to show how global the world is after globalization" bit.


Um, the reporting that lead to this shirt being featured?  Yeah. it was NOT A FLUFF PIECE.


http://apps.npr.org/tshirt/#/title
 
2013-12-12 03:00:13 PM

IRQ12: Donated clothes end up for sale in markets.  Gives you an idea of how all of the donations/aid/etc is given out it poor nations.

She looks emaciated.


No, these clothes are sold by thrift stores to exporters for a few cents a pound, who sell them to african middle men, who sell them by the bundle (about$50) to individual Africans, who sell them in the market for between 30 cents to 5$ each item.

Capitalism at work.

Now, the method of dumping excess American-grown, heavily subsidized grain on hungry african nations, decimating their local agricultural market IS something to get worked up about. That's just wasteful and harmful any way you look at it.
 
2013-12-12 03:03:15 PM

misanthropologist: This story reminds me of this documentary - T Shirt Travels about the used clothing industry and structural adjustment policies in Zambia. Less of a fluff piece than this cute "boy howdy, let's reunite this piece of disposable clothing with its owner to show how global the world is after globalization" bit.


I'll have to check that out, thanks.

I was in zambia last year, and i ended up buying quite a few American T-shirts in the street markets, lots with savers tags still on them.
 
2013-12-12 03:08:53 PM

Contents Under Pressure: Any time I see tee shirts with words on them in a shop, I think "pre-landfill".  It's amazing how people waste money on clothes they don't need in the U.S. I drive through poor neighborhoods and there are piles of clothing lying on the sidewalk.


You mean the clothes are just trash?

You're in the east bay, right? Friends of mine who lived in sf and Berkeley would often put clothes they didn't want any longer on the sidewalk for homeless people (or gutter punks, i guess) to pick up. It always got taken pretty quickly.

Don't know if you're referring to that, but it always seemed kind of eco-friendly to me, as long as it didn't rain.
 
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