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Old 03-23-2015, 05:28 PM   #1
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Clothes Designers Stealing Navajo Yei Symbols

Tribute or theft? - Navajo Times
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You don't make money when you PAY tribute.

But do you think other culture's really give a sh!t about 'paying tribute' or 'honoring'?

They use these words to justify what they are stealing.
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There is another dimension to the fashion culture which contributes to this kind of thing. There is no copyright protection for clothing design. (Not to be confused with copying trademarked design elements like the Gucci symbol or the Nike swish.) So, there are no well defined legal boundaries.


USPTO background on the Design Piracy Prohibition Act

Wikipedia: Design Piracy Prohibition Act


Add to that an artistic culture which exalts offense and trespass, and secular humanism's innate contempt for the sacred and religion, no matter the source. Of course you get this kind of thing.

It isn't just Native people's sacred symbols. They commit sacrilege within their own culture. At the risk of showing my age, anyone remember "Piss Christ"? There is a fine line between commentary and disrespect. I find many artists don't know where that is.

If you can't respect your own culture, how can you respect another's?
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Would a woman wear any of these, "clothes" to the local supermarket? Oh man, that is some ugly stuff.
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Would a woman wear any of these, "clothes" to the local supermarket? Oh man, that is some ugly stuff.
Nah, some of them clothes are chimney sweeper new fashionable uniforms
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I was at a local retailer the other day.Seen Ralph Laren label on a polo shirt.I think a 5 year old could of painted a better picture of a Native American.This shirt cost $55.00.That was marked down.

Not me.I don't think so.
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fascinated me shoes ,
whether they are comfortable ?
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Oh, my. Those are some ugly clothes. Some of them remind me of a cross between a Michael Jackson outfit and the wicked witch of the west's guards from The Wizard of Oz!

I did enjoy the hair pipe bodice (at 6:57) and dress (at 8:11), though.

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fascinated me shoes ,
whether they are comfortable ?
Comfortable? LOL In English we have a saying, "Beauty knows no pain."

(Not that I think those shoes are beautiful in any way, shape or form!)

Just wondering if there is a similar saying in Polish?
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...the wicked witch of the west's guards from The Wizard of Oz!
I'm glad someone else was hearing: "O-Ee-Yah! Eoh-Ah!" as she walked by in that outfit.
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Oh, my. Those are some ugly clothes. Some of them remind me of a cross between a Michael Jackson outfit and the wicked witch of the west's guards from The Wizard of Oz!

I did enjoy the hair pipe bodice (at 6:57) and dress (at 8:11), though.



Comfortable? LOL In English we have a saying, "Beauty knows no pain."

(Not that I think those shoes are beautiful in any way, shape or form!)

Just wondering if there is a similar saying in Polish?





there is a saying:

if you want to be beautiful suffer (:
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if you want to be beautiful suffer (:
It's a german saying too which I don't agree with, as everyone can be beautiful however, no need to suffer because of beauty!
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It's a german saying too which I don't agree with, as everyone can be beautiful however, no need to suffer because of beauty!



Sometimes worthwhile to suffer for the cool about effect, look good, I do I do, I like to be vain (:
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Sometimes worthwhile to suffer for the cool about effect, look good, I do I do, I like to be vain (:
Since when is a person who suffers good looking? Suffering = Sadness and not vanity
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Since when is a person who suffers good looking? Suffering = Sadness and not vanity

Suffering can hide by freely and do not altered behavior, I know anything about it, so I was doing a lot of of times, the result was satisfactory
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