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SanDesign says

So regardless of wanting to make this all OK by talking about coral, it misses the issue.
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Posted at 3:52pm Oct 26, 2010 EDT

*warms hands by the campfire*

Posted at 3:52pm Oct 26, 2010 EDT

TheDustyDog says:
RaiseYourFist says:
if everyone here wrote a blog post about sustainable coral useage and posted the links you would reach way more people and they would understand why you are upset - if you can't provide a counter opinion based in fact about how to sustainably use coral then maybe they where right.

I know very little about it, but I am sure those of you affected could educate people more effectively by blogging and link sharing - fact is whats done is done the post was made time to counter balance the opinion, especially if they don't have the facts strait.
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That's already being done. Thank you.
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Yup, an article is already in the works...

Posted at 3:52pm Oct 26, 2010 EDT

San, love the teeth, BTW. Been meaning to tell you that for some time now.

Posted at 3:53pm Oct 26, 2010 EDT

Passes out with excitement!

Posted at 3:53pm Oct 26, 2010 EDT

*straggles in and sits next to san* what big moment are we watching for? this thread's waaay too long to try to catch up.

Posted at 3:53pm Oct 26, 2010 EDT

upzndowns says

wth, did everyone stop just in case they do close us down in 8 pages?

*hands out noisemakers left over from new year's eve*

Posted at 3:53pm Oct 26, 2010 EDT

heartsabustin says:
Swoon says:

They're a mass of contradictions at that age! All pumping fists and fighting talk, but totally in awe of Big Shiny Companies! Please tell me I was never that naive!!!

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I was - I had the whole starry-eyed Etsy newbie thing going on. *gags off to the side*

I still love being here, but it's more like a long-term relationship in which you know you're getting the raw end of the deal, but you keep on anyway because there is something you're getting out of the relationaship.



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I had a nearly 5 year relationship with Etsy until recently.

Yeah.

Posted at 3:53pm Oct 26, 2010 EDT

Yes unions are pay-rolled by the company though.

A close friend of mine is actually a member of a very active group that helps form Unions against the grain of big corporations. One of the largest union organizers in the country actually.
I do believe the in the Revolutionary ethic, part of his job includes leading protests of thousands with the bullhorn - let me tell you I have personally distributed anti-corporate material and have actually done speaking engagements about how wal-mart is single handedly destroying the free market system -

I am not a fan I am not in awe of big companies, I am just saying they can be worked around - educate the masses not about why the thread exists but on why the post is flawed - with facts about how coral is obtained.

Those are what will change minds about the real root of the issue. Or just call me a troll a few more times and I will recoil to my spot under the bridge.

Posted at 3:53pm Oct 26, 2010 EDT

I love you guys

Posted at 3:53pm Oct 26, 2010 EDT