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Can we add public servants to this list?

Most you can wink.gif

But as Oli says, there's a lot that do a stellar job who we can't do without.
post #36527 of 55225
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Hm, adding a toe plate? that's a pretty basic work.


Well, my cobbler offers it, but I don't use it since I topy me shoes.

A flush mounted one like the picture?

Yes, it's a part of a competent cobbler's job. If your cobbler doesn't offer it as a service, so you are confident that by you supplying him metal plates that he suddenly can do it flush without practice and experience?

 

Any chance you can supply your cobblers details? I had not heard of any in Australia offering the service and it might be both a simpler and cheaper option than sourcing them myself.

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Coombs on the strand
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Well, I'd be in real trouble if that were the case!
Ah, but what about public servants who are lawyers?!?!?

Up against the wall Comrade. smile.gif
post #36530 of 55225
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I think there's an onus on us to really be better global citizens about this stuff. I don't know about you, but I can't make a pair of trousers, and if I could, I have a pretty good idea about how little I'd be willing to be paid if I made them for somewhere else. That's why I buy my traousers from Howard Yount and not from Tarocash (well, one of the reasons anyway).

 

Not that paying a high-price on a garment guarantees that it's been ethically manufactured; to be honest I think pricing segmentation has really warped our idea of what clothing is worth and what we're willing to pay for it. On the one hand, there are retailers like Zara and H&M driving fast, disposable fashion, turning what used to be a consumer durable into a one-use product, while at the same time high-fashion brands are selling the same goods at incredible mark-ups. Is it really surprising that people have no real barometer to judge what a piece of clothing is worth?

 

I don't see an issue with Chinese workers being paid dollars a day to do a safe factory job that means they don't have to work as subsitence farmers, that's upward mobility, but we shouldn't expect that such low labour costs are anything other than a transitionary state helping to pull these societies up to our level, at which point we'll have to go back to paying what we would expect to be paid. We also shouldn't accept it if it means people are being endangered by working these jobs like they are in Bangladesh.

 

If that means buying fewer suits and shirts every year, so be it. My wardrobe doesn't have the room anyway.

 

 

Not just because it's about my peoples, but also because I agree with this sentiment in principle. I also have 2 uncles who used to be in the garment industry in Bangladesh, so this hit home hard

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/i-designed-that-cheap-garment-i-lit-that-factory-fire-in-bangladesh/article7498897/

 

I'm not going to walk into K-Mart and chastise people for their choices, though. I saved that for my uncles.

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Up against the wall Comrade. smile.gif

 

Isn't that line saved for prison?

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Isn't that line saved for prison?

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Isn't that line saved for prison?

It's a reference to the old catchphrase or slogan, "You'll (or "They'll") be first up against the wall when the revolution comes!", which means that they'll be the first to be shot by the revolutionaries when the ancien regime is overthrown.

[Apologies if you were already well aware of that.]
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It's a reference to the old catchphrase or slogan, "You'll (or "They'll") be first up against the wall when the revolution comes!", which means that they'll be the first to be shot by the revolutionaries when the ancien regime is overthrown.

[Apologies if you were already well aware of that.]

 

 

I knew I should have installed the Sarcasm font that the my IT guy was offering as an add-on.

post #36535 of 55225
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I knew I should have installed the Sarcasm font that the my IT guy was offering as an add-on.

Damnit! I suspected that might be the case, but it's difficult to know over the internet!
post #36536 of 55225
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post

It's a reference to the old catchphrase or slogan, "You'll (or "They'll") be first up against the wall when the revolution comes!", which means that they'll be the first to be shot by the revolutionaries when the ancien regime is overthrown.

[Apologies if you were already well aware of that.]

The benefits of s classical education.
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It's a reference to the old catchphrase or slogan, "You'll (or "They'll") be first up against the wall when the revolution comes!", which means that they'll be the first to be shot by the revolutionaries when the ancien regime is overthrown.

[Apologies if you were already well aware of that.]


Or you could be Comte de Solages and be imprisoned by both the institution and the revolutionaries for being a complete deviate.

post #36538 of 55225
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

 

 

Not just because it's about my peoples, but also because I agree with this sentiment in principle. I also have 2 uncles who used to be in the garment industry in Bangladesh, so this hit home hard

 

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/commentary/i-designed-that-cheap-garment-i-lit-that-factory-fire-in-bangladesh/article7498897/

 

I'm not going to walk into K-Mart and chastise people for their choices, though. I saved that for my uncles.

 

Did you see the Four Corners on thefactory collapse in Dhaka? That was horrifying and the brands involved included Benetton and Mango, both of whom denied involvement, despite the fact that their purchase orders were littered over the collapse site. It was also implicated that Coles-Myer also use similar factories.

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I knew I should have installed the Sarcasm font that the my IT guy was offering as an add-on.

lol8[1].gif I prefer to think that you weren't being sarcastic and all your life whenever you've heard "up against the wall" you've shuddered and been shocked by how common such an inappropriate phrase is.

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Let's face it, most of the shops, all over the world, that sell el-cheapo garments use similar such factories. As PoP says, it's cheap for a reason.
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