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Old 04-27-2013, 09:06 PM   #31
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No. Where something is made makes no difference to me.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:09 PM   #32
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No. Where something is made makes no difference to me.
Exactly me too.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:28 PM   #34
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I wonder if the people that answered "no" would feel differently if it happened in their own country rather than a foreign one.

Somehow I bet the outrage would be much higher and the loss of life more significant.

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Old 04-27-2013, 10:09 PM   #35
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I think it is very difficult to find American made clothing anymore. What is out there is expensive. While I feel very sorry for the people who perished, and I don't like the conditions that people work under, the outsourcing of manufacturing by American companies has made it nearly impossible to not buy anything foreign-made.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:25 PM   #36
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I suspect that most people don't care where things are made. I believe that this is why Wal-Mart abandoned their original philosophy of selling mostly American made items and other stores don't bother. They stand to make more money and the public in general doesn't care.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:52 AM   #37
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i find it funny that this is a subject now because this kind off things happen there at least a dozen times a year they only make the news when the death toll is high
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I suspect that most people don't care where things are made. I believe that this is why Wal-Mart abandoned their original philosophy of selling mostly American made items and other stores don't bother. They stand to make more money and the public in general doesn't care.
I agree because then there is a while laundry list of things that you buy that are "made" in less that ideal conditions.

Let's start naming stuff "made in the USA".....produce, chicken, beef, turkey, cigarettes, vinyl blinds, plastics, fertilizers, fireworks, energy like electricity (AKA how many times do we watch coal mines collapse here in the USA), and on and on.
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I wonder if the people that answered "no" would feel differently if it happened in their own country rather than a foreign one.

Somehow I bet the outrage would be much higher and the loss of life more significant.
I don't live in a third world country~ their problems don't concern me. JMHO
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:12 AM   #40
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No. Where something is made makes no difference to me.
While what happened is very tragic I feel the same way.
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Just FYI, American Apparel clothing may be made in the US, but the company isn't exactly virtuous. The company's founder has faced numerous sexual harassment allegations and its ads objectify women to an outrageous extent. Here's an article that contains the sort of advertising that I'm talking about.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/0...n_3051751.html
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:41 PM   #42
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I did just read disney is pulling out of there.
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Old 05-03-2013, 06:57 PM   #43
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Old 05-03-2013, 07:35 PM   #44
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I wonder if the people that answered "no" would feel differently if it happened in their own country rather than a foreign one.

Somehow I bet the outrage would be much higher and the loss of life more significant.
The answer is yes of course they would. People (or most people) care to some degree about the tragedy that is the topic of this thread. But relativity to where a person is and the direct impact on that person naturally has an effect on how much someone thinks about such incidents. For instance, the recent Boston tragedy was huge news for people near Boston. But while that was going on there, the West, Texas explosion was bigger news and had a bigger impact here, so it was more on the minds of people around here than Boston was.

But to people in Boston, despite the death toll being three people vs. 15 people, the Boston bombing was a bigger deal and had more of a direct impact on them.

And then there's OKC. And Hurricane Katrina. And 9/11. And so on and so on and so on. We are human, and relativity is just part of our nature. That's no excuse for a lack of compassion. It just is a matter of fact. If it happens closer to you, or if you or a loved one are directly affected, then you will feel more strongly than someone else. Even how old you are affects this. I was talking to a friend who said that Boston was a bigger deal than OKC. I told him that all depends on the age and location of the person you ask. It does no good to compare catastrophes.
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I agree Krista. All tragedies are awful but we tend to really care if they in some way affect us.

I dislike the exploitation of workers in other countries. However, I feel that one has to take cultural differences into account too. Plus how do the people themselves feel about all of this? I always wonder.
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