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#1 BarryAllen

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 11:46 PM

Thought some people might like to know about this.

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I doubt this will affect us much if at all. But it is still disconcerting.
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#2 maseman 46

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 11:52 PM

Wow that really sucks.
What do you guys think is gonna happen?
Probably nothing major I would hope.
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 12:03 AM

Great, now that the Chinese aren't making nerf guns, Hasbro will have to settle with really cheap Taiwan-made guns

Edited by k9turrent, 29 November 2008 - 12:03 AM.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 12:07 AM

Well luckily I have enough Nerf rations in case there does seem to be some kind of Nerf drought.

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 12:10 AM

Nice FA. If they do quit would you care to share? :wacko: he he
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#6 BustaNinja

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 12:10 AM

Well luckily I have enough Nerf rations in case there does seem to be some kind of Nerf drought.

Wow, now you are gonna become like an arms dealer or something. You are gonna walk around the greater part of Canada with a trench coat filled with Crossfires, Scouts and Nitefinders, giving strange phone calls and having people show up into your warehouse lined with guns, arranged like a military base, and spouting likes like "What are ya buyin?", "What are ya sellin?", and "Ah. I'll buy it at a high price!"
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 12:45 AM

1. Clean up mess
2. Get more workers
3. Continue producing guns
4. ????
5. PROFIT
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 10:01 AM

Well luckily I have enough Nerf rations in case there does seem to be some kind of Nerf drought.

Wow, now you are gonna become like an arms dealer or something. You are gonna walk around the greater part of Canada with a trench coat filled with Crossfires, Scouts and Nitefinders, giving strange phone calls and having people show up into your warehouse lined with guns, arranged like a military base, and spouting likes like "What are ya buyin?", "What are ya sellin?", and "Ah. I'll buy it at a high price!"


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Posted 29 November 2008 - 07:04 PM

If i were one of them I would grab a vulcan and rebel lol.
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Posted 29 November 2008 - 09:27 PM

If i were one of them I would grab a vulcan and rebel lol.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 01:35 AM

If i were one of them I would grab a vulcan and rebel lol.


What the hell is a rebel? Did I miss some big nerf gun release while I was on vacation?

But I hope everything ends well, because I don't want to see Nerf guns turn into peices of hit.
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 04:59 AM

I believe he meant rebel as the verb.
He would rebel while weilding the vulcan.

Pokechan, that really was a waste of a post. He didn't say anything too bad. I'm just getting tired of people backseat moderating, it's all I see on NH now! :(

But wow, this is an interesting story! I don't think there's need to worry about a "Nerf Drought" *rolls eyes at the mention of drought* since this was a random occurance, but it certainly makes you think "what if?"
Oh well, you guys would just get a taste of what Australia had for 5 years B)

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 01:19 PM

I think it's rather funny how nobody seems to care about all these poor people without jobs, only about a shortage of plastic kids toys.

Just thought I'd mention that.
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hasbro in a nerf war!!!!! dude the will cancel it and confinscate are guns

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 02:20 PM

Well that really sucks. I hope it doesn't do any damage to the "Nerf" supply. I should be getting a Vulcan EF50 in January if this doesn't screw up every thing





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Posted 30 November 2008 - 02:54 PM

Whoopdeedo, one factory got shut down after fulfilling all the orders they needed.
I can only hope Hasbro decides to bring these jobs back to the U.S. citizens.
Or Canadians, I think they need to eat too.
I think.
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Posted 30 November 2008 - 03:02 PM

I think it's rather funny how nobody seems to care about all these poor people without jobs, only about a shortage of plastic kids toys.

Just thought I'd mention that.


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Posted 01 December 2008 - 02:51 PM

If i were one of them I would grab a vulcan and rebel lol.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 05:20 PM

1. Clean up mess
2. Get more workers
3. Continue producing guns
4. ????
5. PROFIT

  • There's more than enough workers to go around.
  • The company's doing rather well as far as I know, they'll produce.
  • ??? = possible, but not likely price hike (fractional) which will result in profit
  • Profit, there's still the already large market. There's nothing to worry about.
Unfortunately things like this happen. Luckily they didn't destroy the entire plant, they've only inconvenienced the company for maybe a week.

I would have gotten a laugh had they brought some blasters with them and tried to "fight for their cause."
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:16 PM

There's more than enough workers to go around.

Unfortunately things like this happen. Luckily they didn't destroy the entire plant, they've only inconvenienced the company for maybe a week.

I would have gotten a laugh had they brought some blasters with them and tried to "fight for their cause."

I love how you have completely dehumanized the workers, mocked them, and belittled their struggle for rights.
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:30 PM

Fun fact: The enforced minimum "slave" wage rate in China is $0.36/hr

Average Chinese factory worker pay in 2004: $0.64/hr ($0.45/hr being the low and $1.15/hr being the "high")

Average Mexican factory worker pay in 2004: $2.36/hr

Even when adjusted for purchasing power Chinese factory workers get paid extremely low wages.

Edited by CaptainSlug, 01 December 2008 - 07:36 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 07:59 PM

China sucks ass, human rights-wise. It's pretty disgusting that the only thing that gets our national attention is when something happens that might prevent us from acumulating even more stuff, like companies contaminating (cheap) toys with lead, industry buying up a good chunk of the world's oil (how dare they want to drive cars like us!), or expendable, exploited workers trying to get their soulless corporate overlords to give them more money. I mean, those bastards.
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Posted 01 December 2008 - 08:02 PM

Although I'm all for the "well paying jobs for everyone" group, I think it wouldn't hurt to transfer some of those jobs right here to the good ol' US. Seriously. The only businesses left in America is Prostitution and Beer.

cars: Japan
anything plastic: China
guns: germany, other assorted countries....Including US

We need to have as little interdependence as possible.

But hey... thats simply my opinion.

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Edit: I don't really think this is "breaking news" anymore...

Edited by Puppy-§layer, 01 December 2008 - 08:04 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:18 PM

WARNING! Slightly opinionated statement(s) ahead.



What are you guys nuts? Many industries including Hasbro learned that you can't make a damn cent in the U.S. anymore. They are not going to come back here unless it does become profitable to be here. Unions, taxes, minimum wage, litigation, and tariffs are what have always been what decide the amount of $$$ a business makes. Relative to many other countries like China we aren't to keen in those areas.

My dad works as a software engineer and almost his entire company is outsourcing to India like many other software companies. It is just the way it is, certain industries will move, and others will stay, and some may come here. It all depends on how much is being subtracted from your spreadsheet at the end of the day.

Anyways, thread in point: Being an average factory worker in China=NOT FUN.

Oh well, we'll only have to see what happens. Hopefully this will all clear up without people getting run over by tanks.

EDIT: Yeah, and what CaptainSlug said too. Go to college damnit. If you can afford it anymore.

Edited by Blasphemy, 01 December 2008 - 09:32 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 09:23 PM

Although I'm all for the "well paying jobs for everyone" group, I think it wouldn't hurt to transfer some of those jobs right here to the good ol' US. Seriously. The only businesses left in America is Prostitution and Beer.

The United States is post-industrial and will continue to shift away from manufacturing and more towards highly-skilled work. That is of course assuming that our educational system could keep up with this change (which it can't).
Trying to keep mass-production factory worker jobs within our borders would only make inflation much worse because it would keep the cost of goods much higher. You would be adding more fairly low-paying jobs to the job market while increasing the average cost of living.

80% of our economy is already service-based as opposed to goods-based. That percentage will continue to increase so long as our economy is developing further. Don't assume that factory jobs that shift overseas are jobs that suddenly "disappear" from our economy. Those factory jobs get replaced with service-based employment with a much wider pay scale. But that pay scale is much more dependent upon your level of education.

Bottom line: Factory jobs suck. Especially if you could get a much nicer job at a higher pay scale by simply possessing a degree of some kind.

Edited by CaptainSlug, 01 December 2008 - 09:27 PM.

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Posted 01 December 2008 - 11:12 PM

Well luckily I have enough Nerf rations in case there does seem to be some kind of Nerf drought.



I'll say..that vid was insane

They are doing the same thing the auto industry is doing- wine to the government, lay off workers, ask for money. PATHETIC! :P
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