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5-23-15 Update:
Well, the bumper sticker sale didn't get an overwhelming response. So I will do it again on July 3, 2015 from 2PM-6PM and try to reach out to more people.
It rained on May 22nd, resulting in even the anchor tenant at Indoor Marketplace having a slow day.  For those of you participating by snail mail, the same offer as before is extended, just that the final deadline is that all mail received must be postmarked no later than Friday, July 3rd, 2015.   I will also have some new stickers available that may appeal specifically to Oregonians: 'Nuclear Power Has An Increasing Carbon Footprint', 'No Nuclear Power In Oregon', 'No More Depleted Uranium Weapons' and 'No Fracking In Oregon'. Also, please note that the Peacestickers store will be closed from Sat May 23rd to May 31st in honor of Memorial Day. See you next month!


What is Peacestickers.net?
5-18-15
by John Thielking, owner of Peacestickers.net

Seeing the jumble that has resulted from the frequent updates to this page during the month of May 2015, I have decided to rewrite the intro for this page from the top so that it is more easily digestible for the uninitiated. Here goes:

Peacestickers.net is a web site primarily dedicated to selling the 14 peace-themed bumper stickers that you can preview by scrolling to the bottom of this page. The bumper stickers are for the most part the unique creations of myself (John Thielking) and were printed at a local Mom and Pop print shop in Eugene, OR. A secondary mission is to also sell Fair Trade Crafts from Global Crafts, Ten Thousand Villages and UFW Store at the Peacestickers.net retail store in Springfield, OR.  The hours and location of the retail store are:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Friday 2PM-6PM (except for the 3rd Friday of the month, when the store closes at 5PM so that I can attend the Occupy Eugene General Assembly)
Saturday & Sunday: Closed

location:
Indoor Marketplace
3305 Main St #4
Springfield, OR

Mail orders for bumper stickers only may also be mailed to

Peacestickers.net
PO Box 10631
Eugene, OR 97440

Please do not send mail to the Springfield address as some items sent there have been returned.

The deal on bumper stickers is the following: The regular prices for the bumper stickers are: $4 each for 1 or 2 stickers, $10 total for 3, 4 or 5 stickers and $2 each for 5 or more stickers. Normally, shipping is free to any location worldwide.  The deal on Fair Trade Crafts is the following: You are welcome to come by the retail store in Springfield to make a purchase. I do not ship Fair Trade Crafts at this time. I have a few items from Global Crafts that are in locked jewelry cases that you can preview anytime that the Indoor Marketplace building is open (11AM-6:30PM Tuesday-Thursday, 11AM-8PM Friday-Sunday).  You can also see what the Global Crafts items that I have are by looking at the first 45 items or so on their best sellers page located here.

Any items on the Global Crafts, Ten Thousand Villages and UFW Store web sites that are not oversized or over-priced I can special order for you under the following conditions: For the first $1500 in retail value of merchandise ordered per month, I currently offer 'try before you buy', where you pick the items you want to see from those web sites, I special order them for you, and then when they finally get delivered to the retail store in Springfield, you decide if you really want them and want to pay for them when you come to pick them up. This offer will continue to be extended so long as most of the special orders that customers make are eventually paid for in full. If the above conditions no longer apply, then at that point I will ask customers to make a 50% deposit on all items that are special ordered. All special orders will be stored in 2 locked cabinets at the retail store until you come by to pick them up. Currently, there is a sign at the store advertising a 'catalog of over 3000 Fair Trade Craft Items'. For now, the 'catalog' consists of the above 3 Fair Trade Craft web sites that are accessible from my laptop that I take with me every day to the store, Tuesday-Friday from 2PM-6PM. In the near future the 'catalog' will be in paper and ink format, able to be previewed anytime that the Indoor Marketplace building is open. I expect the UFW Store items to be available for paper and ink catalog previewing within 1-2 weeks from now. Shipping is free for all items shipped to the retail store.

Bumper Sticker Sale: Special Terms And Conditions Apply:  To a degree, this sale offer MAY be combined with other offers to increase your overall savings.

Peacestickers.net is having a worldwide bumper sticker sale on May 22, 2015. I am giving away one free bumper sticker per customer to all people who visit the retail store from 2PM-6PM on Friday, May 22, 2015. For anyone visiting the retail store on May 22, 2105 who also wants to buy some bumper stickers, the regular prices and regular quantity discounts still apply during the sale and may be combined with the sale offer to increase your overall savings. Since the first bumper sticker is free, this is equivalent to giving you a discount of $4 off any package of more than one bumper sticker. So, for example, a package of 5 stickers that normally costs $10 would only cost you $6 on Friday, May 22, 2015 between 2PM and 6PM. Only the bumper stickers that are currently in stock will be available for purchase by customers visiting the retail store on May 22, 2015.  No back orders will be accepted at sale prices at the retail store.

I am making this a 'Worldwide Bumper Sticker Sale' by extending the following offer and terms to people requesting bumper stickers by mail, if their letters are postmarked by May 22, 2015 or earlier: For all bumper sticker orders by mail that are requesting to be included in the sale offers, you will be asked to send me a #10 Self Addressed Stamped Envelope (the standard letter envelope that is about 9" long) with one ounce worth of postage on it to cover part or all of the cost of shipping your bumper sticker(s) to you anywhere in the world. For instance, USA customers would need to have a $0.49 stamp or a forever stamp on their SASE and customers in France would need to include about $1.20 in international postage. To get one free bumper sticker, please send the SASE along with a letter indicating which bumper sticker version # you want and your e-mail address. Mail orders will be filled after the customers who visit Springfield have come and gone. So if I run out of your desired sticker, I will need to e-mail you to confirm what other sticker you might want instead. I have about 50 stickers of each version available and the response to my promotion of the sale has so far not been overwhelming, so I really don't expect to run out of any one sticker, but you can never know for sure. To be sure that you qualify for this 'free bumper sticker by mail' offer, be sure that your letter is postmarked no later than May 22, 2015. Limit one free sticker by mail per household (one free sticker per mailing address).

For those customers requesting to be included in the sale offer by mail and who want to purchase additional stickers: The first sticker is free, equivalent to getting a $4 discount off of the regular prices and regular quantity discounts. So as in the above example for the retail store, your purchase of 5 stickers for example would only cost you $6 instead of $10, except that instead of the normal offer of free shipping on all orders, you would need to include an SASE with one ounce of postage, appropriate for the final shipping destination, worldwide.  Because I recognize that the mail can not be delivered instantly, I will extend the following special terms to those customers placing orders by mail: as long as your letter is postmarked by May 22, 2015 I will fill all purchase orders with the desired stickers at sale prices even if that means I have to do a second printing on some of the stickers if I run out. This offer does not extend to those mail order customers who only request a free sticker. When I run out of free stickers, that is it, for all customers who are not making an actual purchase. If I have your e-mail address, I will let you know the outcome and let you know if you need to select a different free sticker if I run out of the one you want. Limit one free sticker by mail per household (one free sticker per mailing address).


Please scroll to the bottom of this page to see the stickers that are available.  Note also that sticker #11 will be modified in future printings to have the word 'Pimps' in place of the word 'Prostitutes', as it was pointed out to me by one of my customers that all prostitutes are victims.  Also, sticker #1 will have an exclamation point (!) added after the question mark (?) in subsequent printings. Thank you.

5-20-15 Update:

Since it was reported yesterday on Facebook that certain postings concerning Trade Promotion Authority (otherwise known as Fast Track) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) were being censored from Facebook, and because of the looming threat posed by Mark Zuckerberg's promotion of Internet.org which seeks to reduce the Internet to a broadcast medium consistent with the content of mainstream cable news, I have therefore decided that all future printings of Peacestickers.net bumper stickers will include the PO Box 10631, Eugene, OR 97440 address along with the web site URL at the bottom of each sticker.


5-12-15 Update:


I was a little concerned yesterday when I received my first shipment of United Farm Workers' Store (UFW Store) items since 2008 and found that the T-shirts said 'Made In Haiti'.  I thought 'Oh that's just great. The UFW Store has compromised their principles of not exploiting workers by buying blank shirts from a sweatshop in Haiti' Not so! It turns out that Justin Watkins, who is a manager at the UFW Store sent me the following message in response to my worries:

Hi John,

I agree with you and I’m glad you mentioned it. As a Union we are, of course, held to a different standard than major retailers. Which is strange because one would think that we’d all want to have products made by people NOT being exploited. Over the last couple of years our source materials have shrank and became more localized. Now most all of our products are made in cooperation with a group in Visalia Ca, call Proteus, that is an education based group, often working with the children of farm workers, to teach them production skills. We also work with Homeboy Industries out of Los Angeles, which is a ‘return to work’ based group for rehabilitated ex-convicts and ex-gang members. There is also a couple other Union shops in LA we’ve had a long standing relationship with that we continue to do business with. The other group we work with is in Bakersfield, about 45 minutes from our HQ. They have both Union and non-Union shops here in town that do a lot of work for us. So, everything done in terms of print or production is primarily handled right here, locally. That said some basic items do come from overseas from time to time. The Union shops and local shops we work with know they must come from business that can be trusted to treat their workers fairly and absolutely no child labor. That is a hard line in the sand for us. As a result of this we will, at times, switch the vendor of a particular material or have to adjust prices. Whenever possible, the shops will buy directly from the U.S., typically in bulk so they can get better pricing.

Our goal is the provide a  good product at prices that will allow us to continue our work and allow for dealers to pick up our products and sell them so they can maintain a lively hood. Of course, some items, the cost is too close to the retail price and this stems from higher production costs because we opted to go for a vendor who treats their workers fairly. Sometimes this isn’t great financially, but it allows us to put out a product people want at a price they are willing to pay.

I hope this puts some of your fears to rest. We do want to sell products and promote our movement, of course, but not on the backs of other workers who are exploited. There are some companies we no longer do business with because they frequented vendors who used companies that had reports in progress of alleged abuses.

The one international product that we (somewhat) handle ourselves are the Guyaberas. We work with a small local vendor in LA on Olvera Street and she gets the materials from a shop Mexico that she has worked with most of her life and she has a good relationship with the Union and our UFW President.

On a side note, your store sounds really nice! Do you have a Facebook page or a website where we could see it?

Thank you for your support John and for asking about the products. I like to tell folks about the groups we work with and the communities we help support. I’m always telling our vendors that we talk about them too, so we like to make sure everyone is on the ‘up and up.’

Best,

Justin



Peacestickers: Bumper stickers with Peace themes



4-4-15 Update:

In addition to the 14 bumper stickers displayed below, there is now a modest display of some 39 different fair trade crafts items at the brick and mortar location. You can preview these items anytime between 11AM-6:30PM Tuesday-Sunday and until 8PM on Friday-Sunday. Purchasing of these items is only possible 2PM-6PM Tuesday-Friday.

My wholesale account for Ten Thousand Villages was approved this week. So effective immediately any customer who visits the brick and mortar store location can place a special order for any item (except oversize items) available on the Ten Thousand Villages web site.  The item will be available for in store pick up within 2 weeks. Payment is due when you pick the item up. This offer is good subject to my cash flow limitations as currently I am only able to process $1500 (retail price) per month in such orders.  At the point where cash flow becomes an issue, I will have to ask customers to prepay for their special orders. I don't anticipate that being an issue for the forseeable future however.  You can also visit the Global Crafts b2b site and then ask me to place a special order for any item that you see there.  In the near future I may also have my wholesale account reestablished with the UFW Store, so that you can special order United Farm Workers union made items such as T-shirts and so on. All items have no shipping charges added, so you save on shipping when you pick up the items at the brick and mortar store location. Shipping to other locations is not available. If you want an item shipped to another location, please place your order directly with the vendor at their respective web site.

A special note about promotions of Peacestickers.net on social media: It was reported today on rt.com that social media exposure is key to a business person's success. People want to know everything they can about the person they do business with. Well, I'm sorry, but that idea directly conflicts with my need for privacy. I will not be posting regular updates to social media that include such trivial items as what I had for dinner or breakfast or how many times I watched certain videos on the Internet and how I abused myself while watching said videos, etc. This entire business venture is founded on the principle of having the least amount of exposure to NSA spying as possible both for myself and my customers. Please bring cash when you shop at my store as I will not be accepting plastic. There will soon be a paper and ink catalog of thousands of fair trade crafts items available for special order that you can browse while you are at the brick and mortar location. This will cut down on the NSA's ability to figure out which customers bought which items. Please play along with this philosophy if we are to get along in business together. Thank you.


3-25-15 Update:
New!  Peacestickers.net now has the ultimate in online security against NSA snooping: a brick and mortar location with a minimal security camera not likely connected to the Internet, which is obscured by a big pinata anyway. The location is:

Indoor Marketplace
3305 Main Street #4
Springfield, OR 97478

Open hours:
Mon-Wed Closed
Thursdays 4PM-7PM
Fridays 4PM-7PM
Saturdays 2:30PM-7PM
Sundays 4PM-7PM

As of this moment, the only products available from the Peacestickers.net portion of the Indoor Marketplace are the 14 bumper stickers below.  However, as of April 1st, 2015 there will be a selection of 39 Fair Trade crafts items. To preview these items, visit the Global Crafts wholesale site, located here. The first 45 items (except the ornaments and the group of wooden animals) on the Best Sellers page are the ones that I ordered to be part of the brick and mortar store experience.   To check the retail prices, you can either create a log in for the b2b site or you can try to find a similar item on the retail web site called Gifts With Humanity.  All of the items available on the b2b web site are able to be special ordered.  Note that if the b2b site says that they will ship a range of colors for that item, then I can not guarantee the same color matching as may be provided on the Gifts With Humanity web site.  Thank you.

Coming soon: a complete web site where all of my prices and items available for special order are shown, except the items from Ten Thousand Villages. All items except the bumper stickers will only be available for in store pick up, with no shipping charges on any sized order.  To have items shipped to a location other than the store, please visit the Gifts With Humanity or Ten Thousand Villages web sites and place an order directly with them. Bumper stickers ship worldwide with free shipping on any sized order. Items from Ten Thousand Villages will also be available for in store pick up at the regular and non-flash-sale prices from the Ten Thousand Villages web site, with no shipping charges on any sized order. Special arrangements may be needed if ordering an over sized item from Ten Thousand Villages.  To see the Ten Thousand Villages items that are available, please visit the Ten Thousand Villages web site, located here.


2-11-15 Update:


The bumper stickers have finally been printed.  See below for the available selections.

Here is an announcement for you all who have been loyal visitors to www.Peacemovies.com. As of today, January 5, 2015, all the movie reviews and home page versions of Peacemovies.com have been archived at the bottom of this page. The New Year of 2015 marks the start of a new venture, called www.peacestickers.net. At Peacestickers.net you will find out how to order unique bumper stickers that have been authored by John Thielking, who has made his best efforts to ensure that the stickers carry unique slogans that have not simply been ripped off from some other person or organization. For instance, you won't find here the hashtags #BlackLivesMatter or #ICan'tBreathe available in vinyl. However, you will find "Black Lives Matter Too" (a unique creation designed to counter hecklers commenting "All Lives Matter") and you will find the unique word order of "The First Casualty Of War Is The Truth" which was created independently of the original phrase first muttered in the early 20th century of "The Truth Is The First Casualty Of War".

The security of the potential customers of Peacestickers.net was also considered when setting up the site. It was found that there is no point in making all of the pages on the site be displayed using https protocol as according to the latest Snowden documents' accounts published recently in Der Speigel the NSA cracks 10 million or more https connections per day (as of 2012). So to keep the NSA's prying eyes out of the Peacestickers.net customers' affairs, the following strategy was chosen:

There is no printable order form on the site. You will have to write down your choices of bumper stickers by indicating the sticker version #'s and quantities on a sheet of paper and send that along with your name and mailing address and cash, check or money order to

Peacestickers.net
PO Box 10631
Eugene, OR 97440

You can now address the envelopes to Peacestickers.net and make the checks payable to Peacestickers.net.

For mail sent within the USA only: For added security (to obscure NSA metadata) do not include a return address on your envelope (the Post Office records all addresses on every envelope that gets sent) and either send cash or neglect to fill in true information in the "from" field of any money order that you send.  Note that my bank has told me that they will not accept money orders that don't have the "from" fields filled out, so SOMETHING must appear in the "from" field.  They didn't tell me that they would be checking to see if there is true information in the "from" field though, so make something up if you want. When the stickers are mailed to you, the return address for Peacestickers.net will also not appear on the envelope. So look for an envelope with no return address and that will be the one with your shipment in it. For added security against the banking system tracking your order before it arrives at your doorstep, the money orders and checks that are sent to Peacestickers.net will not be cashed until one week after the orders are shipped. This statement applies to the first 50 orders per month of $50 or less. I will do my best to make that work for more than 50 orders per month, but only the first 50 orders are guaranteed to be processed this way since there may be cash flow issues with processing more than 50 orders that way in one month.

For international orders:  Shipping of bumper stickers is free, worldwide, for any size order. Please include your real return address on your envelope as Customs may not allow the mail to go through otherwise. All money orders and checks sent internationally will be cashed before the orders are shipped.  Customs requires that the real return address for Peacestickers.net be included on any international shipments.  Most international shipments are not opened/inspected by Customs, so your security is almost as good as a domestic shipment within the USA.  Metadata, however, will be available for the NSA to collect. 

Good luck and happy shopping!

Sincerely,

John Thielking
Owner of Peacestickers.net

PS When you finally receive your stickers and are ready to apply them to your car, consider foiling license plate reader cameras and police cruiser dashboard cameras by placing the stickers on some place other than the rear bumper portion of your car.  The side doors or the tops of the hoods or roof would make good alternative spots that won't be promptly picked up by automated surveillance cameras that are out and about.


Here are some pictures of the available bumper stickers.  Prices are: $4 each for one or two stickers and $2 each for five or more stickers. If you are ordering three or four or five stickers, just send $10, and it's all good. Shipping is free for any sized order mailed worldwide. Only bumper stickers are available for shipping. All other items must be picked up at the Springfield store. Thank you.

Sticker #1: "From The Ukraine To Venezuela: CAN'T THE USA STAY OUT OF ANYTHING?"

From The Ukraine To Venezuela: CAN'T THE USA STAY OUT OF
        ANYTHING?!


Sticker #2: The First Casualty Of War Is The Truth

The First Casualty Of War Is The Truth



Sticker #3: Free Gaza Now
Free Gaza Now


Sticker #4: Don't Bomb Iraq or Anyone Anymore
Don't Bomb Iraq Or Anyone Anymore


Sticker #5: Mainstream News? Welcome To Fantasy Island
Mainstream News? Welcome To Fantasy Island


Sticker #6: Arrest Terrorists Not Comedians
Arrest Terrorists Not Comedians


Sticker #7: USA Police Depts Evolved From Slave Patrols
USA Police Depts Evolved From Slave Patrols



Sticker #8: Buy Nothing On Obscenedian Thursday And Black Friday
Buy Nothing On Obscenedian Thursday And Black Friday


Sticker #9: Reclaim Your Right To Privacy. Shop Peacestickers.net.
Reclaim Your Right To Privacy. Shop Peacestickers.net.


Sticker #10: Black Lives Matter Too
Black Lives Matter Too


Sticker #11: People Who Make Me Ashamed To Have The Name 'John': Prostitutes, Plumbers, McCain, Yoo, Kerry, Jihadi
People Who Make Me Ashamed To Have The Name 'John':
        Prostitutes, Plumbers, McCain, Yoo, Kerry, Jihadi


Sticker #12: Just Say No To Security Theater
Just Say No To Security Theater


Sticker #13: North Korea? France? Twitter? Another Day, Another False Flag
North Korea? France? Twitter? Another Day, Another False
        Flag


Sticker #14: Legalize Car Camping
Legalize Car Camping

Note that all stickers are 8.5" long x 2"-3.5" high. Some of the stickers pictured here are shown actual size. They all fit in a #10 letter sized envelope, to save you money on shipping.

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