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Well, the bumper sticker sale didn't get an overwhelming response.
So I will do it again 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 (and people visiting the retail
store), the same offer as before is extended, and the sale runs
EVERY DAY until I post a note to the web site that says the sale
has ended. If I start getting a big response to my viral marketing
efforts, I will try my best to give 2-3 weeks notice before ending
the sale so that international customers will still have plenty of
time to mail me an SASE before I run out of free stickers. 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'. I have, or will have, about 900
stickers to give away during this offer. Since about one in
5 people buy more than one sticker, I will make a small gross
income (but not a net profit) off of this offer, if it is
successful. My goal is to get 90,000 visitors to visit this web
site by the time the free sticker offer ends. That is 1/3 of the
people in Lane County. If that doesn't get the word out about my
store, I don't know what will. 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?
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:
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
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
3305 Main St #4
Mail orders for bumper stickers only may also be mailed to
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.’
Peacestickers: Bumper stickers with Peace themes
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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