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The bumper sticker sale offer has one tiny flaw that I will explain
my policy about here. It was not clear what the prices would be for
people who want to pay for more than one sticker during the sale. I
figure that since I'm giving away one sticker to every customer,
that should be equivalent to a $4 discount off the regular price of
a package deal of more than one sticker. Two stickers would then
cost $4 and 3, 4 or 5 stickers would go for $6 instead of the
regular price of $10. Packages of more than 5 stickers have a price
of $2 per sticker minus the $4 for the one free sticker. I still ask
that any orders placed by mail during the sale (postmarked May
22, 2015 or earlier) please include a #10 Self Addressed, Stamped
Envelope with one ounce's worth of postage on the envelope (one
Forever stamp if mailed within the USA). This will help me cover
shipping costs as the low prices I'm offering during the sale don't
allow me to cover the cost of shipping multiple stickers using only
my gross profit margin on the stickers, especially for international
orders. There is one key point to keep in mind if you actually
decide to pay me money for extra stickers by mail during the sale: I
WILL FILL ORDERS AT SALE PRICES DURING THE SALE FOR ALL PEOPLE
PAYING ME MONEY BY MAIL, EVEN IF I RUN OUT OF MY CURRENT STOCK OF
STICKERS. I can in fact afford to order more stickers printed
at the prices I will be charging for multiple sticker packages
during the sale, for any amount of stickers ordered. 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.
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:
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.’
Worldwide Bumper Sticker Sale On Friday, May 22, 2015!
I am going to be giving away one free bumper sticker per household
on Friday, May 22, 2015. You can stop by the
Peacestickers(dot)net retail store at Indoor Marketplace, 3305 Main
St #4, Springfield, OR from 2PM-6PM on Friday, May 22, 2105 to pick
up your free sticker. Limit one free sticker per customer while
supplies last. You can also send a #10 Self Addressed Stamped
Envelope (that's the standard letter envelope that is 9" long)
to Peacestickers(dot)net, PO Box 10631, Eugene, OR 97440 USA. Please
include a letter with your e-mail address and bumper sticker version
# desired. I only have 50 of each sticker, so if I run out, I
will need to e-mail you and have you choose a different sticker.
Mail received must be postmarked by May 22, 2015 to qualify for this
offer. Priority will be given to those customers who visit the
retail store. So if you live in the Eugene/Springfield area,
your best chance of snagging a free bumper sticker is to come by the
retail store on May 22, 2015 between 2PM and 6PM. Scroll down
to the bottom of the home page to see the available stickers. Thank
New store hours are now in effect:
Tuesday-Friday 2PM-6PM (except for the third Friday of every month
when the store will be closed at 5PM)
The store location is:
Peacestickers: Bumper stickers with Peace themes
3305 Main Street #4
Springfield, OR 97478
If you scroll down to the bottom of this page, you can see what my
peace oriented bumper stickers look like.
A new supplier of Fair Trade Crafts items has been added. In
the next week or two there will be various items available from the
UFW Store (United Farm Workers). Many items available on their
web site will be available as well as some items that are not on
their web site. If I don't have it in the store, I can special
order it with no shipping charge. Prices will be matched with
the sale prices on the UFW Store web site.
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.
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:
3305 Main Street #4
Springfield, OR 97478
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.
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
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!
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.
To see a brand new page, detailing
how you can legally watch and hear streaming content over the web
(for free) that is often of much better quality and originality
than the typical Hollywood production, and is most often
completely nonviolent, click here to see the Off-Hollywood Page.
"From The Ukraine To Venezuela: CAN'T THE USA
STAY OUT OF ANYTHING?"
The First Casualty Of War Is The Truth
Free Gaza Now
Don't Bomb Iraq or Anyone Anymore
Mainstream News? Welcome To Fantasy Island
Arrest Terrorists Not Comedians
USA Police Depts Evolved From Slave Patrols
Buy Nothing On Obscenedian Thursday And
Reclaim Your Right To Privacy. Shop
Black Lives Matter Too
People Who Make Me Ashamed To Have The Name
'John': Prostitutes, Plumbers, McCain, Yoo, Kerry, Jihadi
Just Say No To Security Theater
North Korea? France? Twitter? Another
Day, Another False Flag
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.
To see the original intro, click here.
To see last month's intro, click here.
Please support the Santa Cruz
11. These are 11 activists and journalists who were
innocent bystanders at a bank building takeover in November
2011 in Santa Cruz, CA, but who are now being charged with
felony vandalism, felony conspiracy to commit vandalism and
misdemeanor trespass. See the suggested actions to
take to support the Santa Cruz 11 by clicking here.
Check out this page that links to the Facebook page Small
Businesses Are People Too.
Archives of past Peacemovies.com non-violent movie and family
movie reviews: 7-4-10
12-4-11 1-4-12 2-4-12 3-4-12 4-4-12
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