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Made in the USA

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Wondering if this (sweatshop free) is true for all businesses? Probably not, just because there are rules doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen. I worked a few early jobs that felt like it at times. And I’m not insinuating in any way that American Apparel is not true to the words on their windows. And being they are so bold about it and in an industry wracked with that injustice then I APPLAUD them. Just making an overall observation about life. See what doing some simple street photography spurs. All these radical thoughts and innuendo.

Don't always believe what you read. Photo by Mike Hartley

Storefront in Silver Spring Maryland
Photo by Mike Hartley

I tell you what I do believe about Made in the USA. I think the American worker feels less respected, less appreciated, more overworked and overstressed  than anytime in the last 30 years. I think the line has been crossed where owners and management now reflect our society in worth. The people at the top are taking all the profits. They people in the middle have become poorer through pay not keeping pace with cost of living, benefits being cut and job security at an all time low. Not to mention the unfortunate folks at the bottom who have been hit even harder.

And someday someone will ask the question. “What does this country really MAKE anymore?”

Random Thoughts for Saturday December 12th 2015

  • I think I need to make an effort to be more a giving person each day.
  • I’m glad most doctors don’t work weekends. I get enough of them on weekdays.
  • Felt good to do some shooting. I’m working on my to get that camera in my hands each day.
  • I’m fine with temps in the 60’s in December.
  • Nothing like a good dinner with friends to kick off the weekend.
  • And in an effort to recognize something from a giving person. Thanks to one of my best friends for giving me and my son his tickets for this afternoons Maryland game. Thank you again.
  • A persons beauty can make their physical environment around them look better also.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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