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post #26896 of 51491
Oh and I found this beauty today. True Thrift. I am not sure how this last until 75% off day, but ill take it! This is the only thing I could find similar:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-PORSCHE-Stuttgart-Racing-Style-Soft-Leather-Black-Jacket-Sz-LARGE-Mens-/161881445209?hash=item25b0e2d359%3Ag%3AgK0AAOSw5ZBWGfFw&nma=true&si=RbyqQSGRJqeHDhPlzsc6SG6OfEI%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557


@SpooPoker when are you getting a Porsche? mwink[1].gif









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Oh yeah its NWT!
post #26897 of 51491
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Is that Swedish?
@doomsticks

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Originally Posted by double00 View Post

one of the dates reads serpnia which is the polish word for august.

also, glowny means "main", or "chief" in polish which makes sense that it's in the heading.

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Aye and glowny is also polish..

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Why dont you just ask the resident polak?

Its polish.some kind of tax receipt (podatkowym) to swedes im guessing because of the krone.makes sense its just across the baltic and we have a long trade history

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At five this morning I sat trying to translate a 120 something year old document from eastern europe, bought in the US. I love this thread!

Haha, I zoomed in on the photos and came up with an answer. Continued reading only to find out that it had already been answered! It is stamped Austro-Hungarian, but written in Polish. The first lines mention Rymanów in Poland. I would have guessed taxes as well.

@doomsticks: I had the same thought...I had coffee and thought "Ahh, this sounds far more interesting than the other work I have to do in front of me. Yes, this suddenly takes priority."
post #26898 of 51491
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That's a cool ass clock!
Totally misread that as "cock." :uhoh:
post #26899 of 51491
These are pretty cool


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post #26900 of 51491

Sole worn a bit at the heel, but cheap and in good condition otherwise

Longchamp Le Foulonné Document Holder, made in France

Zegna Sport 85/15 cot/cash, Rugger short sleeve, OL cotton

Clarks, discount


Edited by mrcmcklwht - 1/18/16 at 3:47am
post #26901 of 51491
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Scumbags

It took me a very long time to get around to this idea, because it's very counter intuitive, but let me see if I can take a run at why charitable organizations are under the same executive pay pressure as other entities.

Let me say at the outset that this is neither an endorsement nor a condemnation of executive pay practices. Just a description of the mechanisms.

Charities are corporations, they just enjoy certain tax benefits. This is an inducement to taking your donations. Ideally, they will put as much of that donation toward the charitable mission as possible, and their success on doing so will drive donations. On the USA, annual filings must disclose this conversion rate and you can see those on a free service called Guidestar.

But keep in mind that donations aren't their only source of revenue, and need not be. Non profit means only that they cannot turn profits over to shareholders. They can generate revenue, either through charitable fundraising or through regular market based revenue, but must then use that revenue either for operations or for the mission.

Here's the crux: some charities are the equivalent size and complexity of massive corporations. The amount of money coming in and out, and the logistics of their operations, is vast and complex. If you do not have a qualified individual at the helm, often with an executive team or even full front office, the opportunity for collapse of, worse, employee fraud and graft withYOUR charitable dollars is high. So you need someone qualified to run a large corporation.

But someone that qualified could be working and, unless you offer something approaching pay equity (or some other benefit), earning more, in the profit sector. So why work for you? How to retain qualified takent if not to devote some of your precious resources to executive pay? It sucks, but the alternative is ruin and disaster.

However, it seems in this situation ( as all too often in the profit sector) the "qualified" well paid execs fucked it up anyway. And that IS inexcusable.
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There's more to  that story and my comment I should have linked the article .

That CEO was fired four years ago by city hall for mismanagement from another position but what sparked my comment is the fact that they gave their workers zero notice or compensation which is illegal .they had to give them 30 days,workers literally showed up in morning to find a note in window .this broad is incompetent as fuck and now people are gonna suffer.plus if you take into acct that 4 mill from the city they are actually turning a profit.so where did that extra 3 mill go after operation expenses .

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Here's the crux: some charities are the equivalent size and complexity of massive corporations. The amount of money coming in and out, and the logistics of their operations, is vast and complex. If you do not have a qualified individual at the helm, often with an executive team or even full front office, the opportunity for collapse of, worse, employee fraud and graft withYOUR charitable dollars is high. So you need someone qualified to run a large corporation.

But someone that qualified could be working and, unless you offer something approaching pay equity (or some other benefit), earning more, in the profit sector. So why work for you? How to retain qualified takent if not to devote some of your precious resources to executive pay? It sucks, but the alternative is ruin and disaster.

This is the key here - there are many good, effective, and massive non-profit organizations out there that require sophisticated management . Two examples are the International Rescue Committee and Save the Children USA - both have annual operating budgets of ~USD600million, a large percentage of which comes from USAID and other government donors which require incredibly complicated management and reporting, not to mention thousands of staff in multiple countries to be managed. If you're going to maintain an organizational budget and have sustained impact, you need to be able to attract, incentivize, and retain highly qualified management.
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However, it seems in this situation ( as all too often in the profit sector) the "qualified" well paid execs fucked it up anyway. And that IS inexcusable.

Exactly. As you can tell from my paragraph above, I don't have an issue with nonprofit executive compensation (even what the folks at Ontario Goodwill were taking in), but that salary comes with a responsibility to properly steer and steward the organization in a sustainable and effective manner, which doesn't seem to have happened here.
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post #26905 of 51491
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Clarks, discount

 

Guessing those are like 9-11, but what size are them Clarks? Been looking for a pair of plain-toe black boots like that for ages.

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Guessing those are like 9-11, but what size are them Clarks? Been looking for a pair of plain-toe black boots like that for ages.


It's these

http://www.clarksusa.com/us/mens/mens-view-all/Desert-Mali-Black-Leather/p/26110038

 

I bought a pair of suede desert boots a couple of years ago and the sole has held up better than I expected. I read somewhere that these ones were being discontinued (I don't know if it's true), so when I found them on sale I kopped. Mine are 9 UK. Unlined and pretty lightweight, haven't worn yet...

post #26907 of 51491
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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


It took me a very long time to get around to this idea, because it's very counter intuitive, but let me see if I can take a run at why charitable organizations are under the same executive pay pressure as other entities.

Let me say at the outset that this is neither an endorsement nor a condemnation of executive pay practices. Just a description of the mechanisms.

Charities are corporations, they just enjoy certain tax benefits. This is an inducement to taking your donations. Ideally, they will put as much of that donation toward the charitable mission as possible, and their success on doing so will drive donations. On the USA, annual filings must disclose this conversion rate and you can see those on a free service called Guidestar.

But keep in mind that donations aren't their only source of revenue, and need not be. Non profit means only that they cannot turn profits over to shareholders. They can generate revenue, either through charitable fundraising or through regular market based revenue, but must then use that revenue either for operations or for the mission.

Here's the crux: some charities are the equivalent size and complexity of massive corporations. The amount of money coming in and out, and the logistics of their operations, is vast and complex. If you do not have a qualified individual at the helm, often with an executive team or even full front office, the opportunity for collapse of, worse, employee fraud and graft withYOUR charitable dollars is high. So you need someone qualified to run a large corporation.

But someone that qualified could be working and, unless you offer something approaching pay equity (or some other benefit), earning more, in the profit sector. So why work for you? How to retain qualified takent if not to devote some of your precious resources to executive pay? It sucks, but the alternative is ruin and disaster.

However, it seems in this situation ( as all too often in the profit sector) the "qualified" well paid execs fucked it up anyway. And that IS inexcusable.

 

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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
 

There's more to  that story and my comment I should have linked the article .

That CEO was fired four years ago by city hall for mismanagement from another position but what sparked my comment is the fact that they gave their workers zero notice or compensation which is illegal .they had to give them 30 days,workers literally showed up in morning to find a note in window .this broad is incompetent as fuck and now people are gonna suffer.plus if you take into acct that 4 mill from the city they are actually turning a profit.so where did that extra 3 mill go after operation expenses .

 

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This is the key here - there are many good, effective, and massive non-profit organizations out there that require sophisticated management . Two examples are the International Rescue Committee and Save the Children USA - both have annual operating budgets of ~USD600million, a large percentage of which comes from USAID and other government donors which require incredibly complicated management and reporting, not to mention thousands of staff in multiple countries to be managed. If you're going to maintain an organizational budget and have sustained impact, you need to be able to attract, incentivize, and retain highly qualified management.
Exactly. As you can tell from my paragraph above, I don't have an issue with nonprofit executive compensation (even what the folks at Ontario Goodwill were taking in), but that salary comes with a responsibility to properly steer and steward the organization in a sustainable and effective manner, which doesn't seem to have happened here.

 

 

I'm gonna speak locally because I of course do not know the entire story across the country, let alone the entire one with our neighbors above, with that said is this. The primary issue is that they are all privately owned and operated which allows for great leeway in how the store is actually managed and run. You take that, add in greed, and easy loopholes to beat the system, and you have corrupt run charities. A few years back, in July of 2014, I walked into a certain location with a girl I was dating at the time because she wanted to look for records. This was my very first time ever stepped foot in a thrift store. I saw suits and streamlined for them out of curiosity. The 4th one I turned to was an Isaia Aquacashmere, the rest is history. This is something that will never happen again at that location, for a fact. I know of the one(s) that operate in this manner for a fact.... Inventory is backed up for at least 2 weeks before it sees the floor, giving an owner ample time to pick and sort and sell off the books, profit immensely this way, then make up for the lost revenue from those donations by having 3 dollar days where everything is 3 bucks and sucker everyone who walks in into making dumb fucking purchases. They then pay managers, one step above sales clerk, 80k a year to shut the fuck up. As long as they are maintaining profitability, they are free to operate as they wish, and the lower the on book revenue, the lower percentage they have to donate, thus all that money being made out the back, is totally unrecorded, tax free income, that is also resulting in the mentally challenged receiving less money for programs and help. It's totally fucked.

post #26908 of 51491
Anyone know about Prada and their detailing?

I picked up this mens Tg50 jacket today which has this jagged stitch detailing on one of the pockets. Is this a detail that they do? I couldn't tell whether it was a genuine repair or standard quirk of Prada designers so I picked it up anyway.

Any help is greatly appreciated. I can't find any reference to the jacket or the pocket details anywhere.


post #26909 of 51491
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Originally Posted by impuntura View Post

There's more to  that story and my comment I should have linked the article .
That CEO was fired four years ago by city hall for mismanagement from another position but what sparked my comment is the fact that they gave their workers zero notice or compensation which is illegal .they had to give them 30 days,workers literally showed up in morning to find a note in window .this broad is incompetent as fuck and now people are gonna suffer.plus if you take into acct that 4 mill from the city they are actually turning a profit.so where did that extra 3 mill go after operation expenses .
This is something I have a hard time understanding from sports to corporations: what the hell makes the next entity think they will fare better when they hire someone who failed miserably at their last job at the helm, and why pay them a crap ton for the privilege of screwing things up? Completely apart from seeing the pattern with sports managers, I saw it with a particular CEO and was baffled and horrified. And everyone around him was like mesmerized. He was useless. And drove the company into the ground. Then went on to do it again somewhere else.
post #26910 of 51491
Jompso..cant believe you only started thrifting in 2014. Guess you got into in a big way after that experience.
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