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decrease in product quallity over the last couple of years
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Posted 1/27/11
okay nike sweet classics/tennis classics have been by far my favorite since I was 15. the availabity of the all black suede and other quality shoes has gone down. I own five pairs and the ones they call leather are good, but my least favorite. what's going on with nike? anyway have you notice any changes of things you buy.
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cha1nsawyofac3 wrote:

okay nike sweet classics/tennis classics have been by far my favorite since I was 15. the availabity of the all black suede and other quality shoes has gone down. I own five pairs and the ones they call leather are good, but my least favorite. what's going on with nike? anyway have you notice any changes of things you buy.


Nike? Of all things, Nike? It's not just Nike, broski. Even the quality of the food on your table is questionable nowadays.

To keep a long story short, the meat you eat came from a cow knee-deep in his own sludge with about 10,000 other cows, that spent all of its life eating corn while it should be eating grass, was totally sedentary all its life, couldn't even have the space to move even a square feet, and then forcefully shoved into the slaughterhouse, where under-paid undocumented workers on an assembly line, completely covered with organic fluids and microorganisms from all the flesh they touch, cut the meat with meat choppers that was used to cut about 100,000 other pieces of meat in one day, pack it all up in their dusty, dark factory, send it so it can be washed with ammonia to kill all the e-coli bacteria, slap some picture of a farm and a happy farmer, ship it to Walmart for you to eat.
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Posted 1/27/11 , edited 1/27/11

Roflicious wrote:


cha1nsawyofac3 wrote:

okay nike sweet classics/tennis classics have been by far my favorite since I was 15. the availabity of the all black suede and other quality shoes has gone down. I own five pairs and the ones they call leather are good, but my least favorite. what's going on with nike? anyway have you notice any changes of things you buy.


Nike? Of all things, Nike? It's not just Nike, broski. Even the quality of the food on your table is questionable nowadays.

To keep a long story short, the meat you eat came from a cow knee-deep in his own sludge with about 10,000 other cows, that spent all of its life eating corn while it should be eating grass, was totally sedentary all its life, couldn't even have the space to move even a square feet, and then forcefully shoved into the slaughterhouse, where under-paid undocumented workers on an assembly line, completely covered with organic fluids and microorganisms from all the flesh they touch, cut the meat with meat choppers that was used to cut about 100,000 other pieces of meat in one day, pack it all up in their dusty, dark factory, send it so it can be washed with ammonia to kill all the e-coli bacteria, slap some picture of a farm and a happy farmer, ship it to Walmart for you to eat.


Hmm, that reminds me a bit of The Jungle. Except it isn't as disgusting, or trying to incite a communist revolt.
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Well since the U.S. is in an economic recession, companies and corporations are looking for the cheapest way to produce goods. They will try their hardest to do everything within their power to buy the cheapest materials, even if it means bending some of the smaller laws, and then sell it to the market for however much they want within someone's reason.
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dude even if there wasnt a recession they would still find a way to skimp out thats just how it is.



freakign the toys that america had in the 90's man those were freaking great i tell you what. Freaking remember vac-man? I loved that thing. Freaking power ranger toys were made soooo well back then. I go to the store and see this piece of trash slapped together on the shelf it makes me sad man.
Posted 1/27/11
I got the Ipod Nano touch, and I must say that's a quality product! I've had a nano and a shuffle before, which also both were quality products. So I didn't really see the quality drop there over the last few years...
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that is actually extremely far from the truth. But you can believe what you want. i do highly recommend you actually visit a couple farms. My aunt owns and operates a cattle farm. While i do agree Corn feed beef has its problems its not what your thinking. If your meat looks like meat chances our it did NOT undergo heavy processing. now those prefab burgers that look like cardboard ... Yes those have undergone heavy processing. Also your description of a slaughter house is far from accurate aswell. While they are admittedly not for the squimish most the hardware is cleaner then the stuff you have in your kitchen at home. They are required by law to keep it as such. And your 'undocumented workers' quip ... i think you have been listening to too may politicians.

But in general you get what you pay for. If you buy 'pink slim' [look up the term, its commonly used in the industry and is what you likly mean by ammonia ladened meat] meat you end up with garbage. If you buy a lb of real burger you end up with a lb of real burger... Just don't be lazy about your cooking
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Posted 1/27/11 , edited 1/27/11

Okazu606 wrote:

I got the Ipod Nano touch, and I must say that's a quality product! I've had a nano and a shuffle before, which also both were quality products. So I didn't really see the quality drop there over the last few years...


Like so many things in life, you get what you work for. IE when shopping .. You get what you pay for :P

Now had you purchased the 30.00 generic mp3 player you would likely be bitching right now :P

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Americans like stuff that's cheap and things that are done quickly. Now sure, there are plenty of people who don't, but it usually takes time, effort and money to find services or goods that are better-quality and Lord knows that we being the most well-endowed nation on the planet can't spare anything else, that's just preposterous! Plus, Americans need instant gratification so therefore 90% of the things you find will inevitably be worthless.
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kufirst wrote:

Americans like stuff that's cheap and things that are done quickly. Now sure, there are plenty of people who don't, but it usually takes time, effort and money to find services or goods that are better-quality and Lord knows that we being the most well-endowed nation on the planet can't spare anything else, that's just preposterous! Plus, Americans need instant gratification so therefore 90% of the things you find will inevitably be worthless.


That's unfortunately why some of the skilled trades are dying slow deaths.
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Posted 1/27/11 , edited 1/27/11
Quality product availability is pretty subjective since some brands go up in quality as well. It depends on what is popular according to politics, economy, fashion, etc. There's a reason why McDonald's, Walmart, and dollar stores have made stock gains during the recession. Plus, the world is getting bigger with greater demand than ever before. You'll have to look into specialty businesses for specific types and qualities the same way one might go to a whole foods or organic market.

I also am not too concerned about excessive quality on shoes or some other items unless it's a clear ripoff. We are complaining about our fashion products losing some quality while we collect them. While other people are walking around barefoot or in rubber made shoes.
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I've noticed it, although I can't particularly recall anything at the moment.

If a company can sell items that are of a lesser quality, and use their name brand to raise the price, they will do it. It's a company after all; they are all about themselves. No matter how much they try to fake us out with commercials and ads telling us how much they care about people, they are in it for the money.






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punk ass cell phones... they used to last for years, on now the so called superior smart phones shit out on you in a month. FUCK THEM
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Posted 1/28/11 , edited 1/28/11

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that is actually extremely far from the truth. But you can believe what you want. i do highly recommend you actually visit a couple farms. My aunt owns and operates a cattle farm. While i do agree Corn feed beef has its problems its not what your thinking. If your meat looks like meat chances our it did NOT undergo heavy processing. now those prefab burgers that look like cardboard ... Yes those have undergone heavy processing. Also your description of a slaughter house is far from accurate aswell. While they are admittedly not for the squimish most the hardware is cleaner then the stuff you have in your kitchen at home. They are required by law to keep it as such. And your 'undocumented workers' quip ... i think you have been listening to too may politicians.

But in general you get what you pay for. If you buy 'pink slim' [look up the term, its commonly used in the industry and is what you likly mean by ammonia ladened meat] meat you end up with garbage. If you buy a lb of real burger you end up with a lb of real burger... Just don't be lazy about your cooking :P


All of what I said came directly from the documentary, Food Inc. . Food Inc. was released 2006. The information shouldn't be too out of date.

As far as I know, there are private farms owned by individuals and commercial farms that are owned by a corporation, but operated under an individual through a license. Your description of a farm fits the privately-owned ones. I was describing the latter. When it comes to "farms" sheltered by a giant corporation with considerable lobbying powers in Congress, it's not improbable they sort of "bend" some laws around to suit their needs.

Btw, why did you assume I've never visited a farm, that I listen to too many "politicians" (politicians, really? They can't even bear to think about undocumented workers nowadays), and that I'm lazy?
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so far i did not have any problem with product quality. many food and drink products that i've tried for the past ten years (i was born in 1993) still taste so good like before. but now i felt that the quality of my computer product is ok when i start use windows 95, but when i use windows vista the product quality has became poor. however, it restored to normal after switched to windows 7...
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