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$120 plain white T-shirt from Kanye West sells out

Saw this on Facebook and thought it was a joke.

It's not.

http://now.msn.com/kanye-west-t-shirt-sells-out-despite-cost...



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That's $50 for a t-shirt...


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Almost as bad as paying for "pre-ripped" pants

Some of those cost over $200, so a $120 blank shirt isn't too surprising. I never understood why some people are willing to spend hundreds of dollars on outfits that makes them look homeless though, besides paying for a brand name.

brb pouring motor oil on my old band tee and trading it for a Fabergé egg on cragslist.

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Seeing that I'm probably one

Seeing that I'm probably one of the only black guys here...*apparently*...a few things

*The dude who said he wasn't generalizing; he was generalizing.
*It's easy to assume that the negro bought the shirt, I guess because Kanye is one and it has "hip hop" in it but I feel pretty confident in saying that the majority of people who bought this shirt are upper-middle to upper class white males from 18 - 29.
*Did anyone see the Hermes Crocodile shirt from a couple of months ago? lol. Ugly and almost $100k.

Im gonna go out on a limb and say the people buying these

are the same ones that are bitching they cannot afford healthcare.

It is not a free market thing - it is a - if I spend this money irresponsibly - the tax man will steal more money from others to pay for the things I really need - not just want.

Not generalizing, but it

Not generalizing, but it seems the majority of black people are not good with money. Things like this, and all the money they spend on depreciating items like their cars and clothes, why they can never get out of the poverty they are in, and makes them remain dependent. There are exceptions of course, but their culture as a whole is like that.

It's not just black people

Americans in general are terrible with money, which is why so many people are in debt. Look at how many white folks spend money they don't have on houses that they'll never be able to pay off.

Another thing that always gets me are the people who put $3000 sound systems in a $500 cars.

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If you back up and look at

If you back up and look at our species objectively humans aren't collectively that old in cosmological terms. 2 million years is the blink of an evolutionary eye. We haven't even learned to stop fighting or share with each other and it seems the kid with the most toys is still perceived as the winner.

And once again, I'm not being racist - just truthful here. Blacks haven't even been a free people in America for 2 centuries yet.

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Well, that's just the supply/demand law

Well, that's just the supply/demand law of the (preferably, free) markets:

the price of something is whichever that anyone is willing to pay for it.

I'm not one willing to bitch about it. After all, I'm odd enough to buy expensive stinky cheeses that some people wouldn't dare to feed their pets with. So...

I'd have only two remarks:

1) well, you know, "it's French design"... so, that must be classy, c'mon, be a little bit more "refined", folks ;-P

2) good omen(?) maybe: I would assume this seemingly immaculate white wouldn't go very well along with crimson red random stains/splatters... Would it? So, 'hopefully, that SHOULD be good news for EVERYBODY - whether they wear those Tees or not(?!)

I sure wish my last night's pack of guys had been wearing that K. West T-shirt thing, THAT NIGHT anyway, and concerned enough to not take the risk of getting it stained. Maybe they'd have acted differently?

If you see what I mean.

Again, Thank you, Larry, for telling it like it is.

No more, no less.

Indeed.

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we're on the same page. 1) I love brie.

2) I was thinking of making a joke listing on ebay:

For sale: Kanye white t-shirt, size large, very small ketchup stain, $1.50 or best offer.


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There's a discussion

There's a discussion occurring on another thread regarding the anthropological origins of H. sapiens, an ongoing controversy in anthropological circles about whether all races are, in fact, the same species. It is not my intention to be racist, only to discover facts and truth.

http://ajpendo.physiology.org/content/278/6/E1153.full

http://library.flawlesslogic.com/iq.htm

Cognitive ability is the key here. One simple cognitive test you can do right now is to think of 5 animals whose names begin with the letter...let's say R. This particular method is also used on older people to determine whether they're suffering from the effects of Alzheimer's.

Bull.

"...ongoing controversy in anthropological circles about whether all races are, in fact, the same species."

I think Ron Paul himself would slap you for that collectivist crap.

I'll try to use smaller

I'll try to use smaller words, dear.

My comments have nothing to do with politics. It's simply a scientific theory and I've provided links in case you ever decide to actually do the research instead of spewing uncontrollably.

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Exactly right.

Exactly right.

One doesn't need to be of any particular age, color, country, or culture of origin...

... TO BE A FILTHY LOSER OF AN ENVIOUS SCUM*PURSE* TIMES 3.

I can tell. I lived this educative encounter two days ago on my way back from work.

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You're perfectly free to

You're perfectly free to block my comments since you plainly disagree with the whole scientific community.

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Sorry for the confusion, if any

Well, I have neither any power (I'm no moderator) let alone any will or wish to block anyone's comment. I like the idea to let people free to claim or say whatever they want if the same applies for me.

Sorry for the confusion if any also, as I have absolutely no interest to enter the argument you may have with Velveeta, I was only pointing my personal and specific belief that there aren't any human races but only one (IMO, plural "races" being only a long-lived abuse of language for mostly useless linguistically/historically/geographically/culturally-loosely defined "groups", and ever moving and evolving, btw).

(Granted, though, it's also for me conveniently very consistent with my faith in the good of Christian values, that is, Christ's words.)

As for always giving "sacro-saint" (so to speak) a priori credentials to whatever sciences / scientific communities may say, especially when they're not EVEN the hardest ones, I beg to (have the right to) be more cautious / skeptical than many people are willing to be.

Peace.

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Should you change your mind

Should you change your mind and wish to explore the topic further the links are there. I have no wish to step on anyone's religious toes.

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Well, I'll have a look.

Well, I'll have a look. I'm open minded and who knows maybe that'll speak to me this time. But I've read quite a bit on anthropological studies already, and I've never found any really convincing enough to turn around my intuitive beliefs, and not feeding enough either for strictly rational and logical reasoning. In short: human sciences are way too "soft" to my taste (sure, maybe that's just me) re: the uncomfortably big role played by their observer/academia bias. Contrariwise, I've regularly learned about findings in maths, or physics, or etc, that would really challenge the previous state of knowledge, with very little argument to counter them.

Thanks for the links.

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Fair enough. I would like to

Fair enough. I would like to point out something though -

Nature has a way of creating animals whose forms follow their functions and environments. Let's take birds as an example - Everything from diving, fish-eating cormorants to vultures that consume carrion to flightless Australian cassowaries that look more like dinosaurs than anything we're familiar with in the modern world.

Consider that birds are not unique in this regard. Every taxonomic family - animals and plants - seems to be populated by species that might be similar in some ways, but very different in others in order to accommodate the varying environments in which they live. The common chimpanzee looks identical to the bonobo (pygmy chimpanzee) except for size and another member of the primate family - gorillas - have the mountain and lowland types.

It's the ultimate arrogance to presume because we have thumbs, language and an oversized brain that we are somehow different from any other species on the planet. When the first australopithecines came out of their caves to forage 2 million years ago they could not have conceived of a more advanced life form than themselves and that's true for all hominids up to A. robustus, who was wiped out by H. erectus.

As you're familiar with physics you've undoubtedly heard of the Occam's Razor theory. The simplest explanation is most likely the correct one. How reasonable is it to you that God would create so many variants of other carbon-based life on Earth and not do the same for humans?

Raccoon, Rat, Raven, Rooster and....



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But "Part-Timers", yeah I got that!
Standing in the kitchen with a blank stare wondering why I went in there.
Also known as a "Senior Moment"...*sigh*.

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Just out of curiosity how

Just out of curiosity how long did it take you to think of those?

And yeah, sometimes I forget to fetch the spare TP too. Happens to everyone.

Not long!



About ten seconds.
Sorry for the late reply!

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This site has fast become the

This site has fast become the exact opposite of what Ron Paul has been talking about his entire career.

And your veiled racism indicates to me you are either slow in the head or an infiltrator with the goal of stirring up racist sentiment. Well, I reject you, I reject your premise and I reject the race-baiting that is currently poisoning these boards.

Get bent!

There's nothing racist in

There's nothing racist in acknowledging differences between blacks, whites and Asians based on scientific observation, and if you don't think there are any differences you should look into a specialized field called forensic anthropology and the methodology of using skeletal measurements based on race to identify missing persons or dessicated murder victims. Human variations are simply evolution's way of coping with environmental disparity, i.e. black skin protects against skin cancer under a bright, African sun.

Seems to me through my objective observation that in point of fact you're the racist for presuming that my meaning involved some disparaging comparison when nothing of the sort was either implied or intended.

This is one of the most famous examples of historical forensic anthropology, Oetzi the Iceman. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWZB4v5y3qU The examination revealed his race, age, height, probable weight, region of origin and cause of death - all based on skeletal remains.

racism is the belief that

racism is the belief that races are better than others. he mentioned nothing of the sort, simply that races are different. what's with the knee-jerk reaction?

People

worship these celebs. It is quite sad to see. They will literally do anything for them. They will even fight for them.

I was helping a friend of mines last year who owns a bar. I was security for the summer. The club started to play a song by Kanye West. Two Men near the bar area were saying how bad Kanye West is.

3 Men jumped on top of those two men and started hitting them with broken bottles. I had to break it up and call the cops. The two men weren't really hurt. I broke it up in time before the stabbing happened.

But seriously... The two men were talking normally. Nothing hateful. They were actually explaining certain things on why Kanye West isn't talented, But those 3 lunatics just got so angry.

And by the way, those 3 men are not related to Kanye West and are no where near being a friend of his. But they didn't hesitate to start violence over nothing.

I wouldn't

spend a penny on that Satanic p.o.s.

His new album is entitled "Yeezus" with a track called "I am God."

I'm surprised the shirt didn't cost $666. No thanks!

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these people can't wait

For hyperinflation.

it

is

Some people have more money

Some people have more money than brains. Something tells me these people never had to shovel horse manure for one dollar an hour like I did on my first job.

hey that was my first job too!

cleaning stalls ugh... then pitching square bails...
man those jobs sucked ha!

I guess it makes you really appreciate a good job and the money you earn from it.

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