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Old 02-26-2013, 07:48 PM
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a Life changing moment

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Old 02-26-2013, 07:58 PM
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I am glad for LT but I cannot help but wish that the Navajo nation could profit from their history as well.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:07 PM
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I've always liked the Eastern blanket dance.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:29 PM
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My family has collected Navajo, Pueblo and Hispanic textiles for generations. I don't actively collect any more but am still conservator for our rugs and blankets. The evidence of folding (creases) in that chief's is a serious negative for most collectors. Depending on how long the blanket was stored, those creases may be permanent. Lord only knows what it would have sold for if it had been properly rolled for storage.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:30 PM
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I am glad for LT but I cannot help but wish that the Navajo nation could profit from their history as well.
He said that originally, the blanket fetched about 4 times an army officer's yearly salary. I imagine that amount of money changed the lives of the tribe where it originated.

I could do some good if someone gave me $250,000 right now for something I made...
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Old 02-27-2013, 02:44 AM
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wow just finished watching the piece while waiting on some raster files to process for a meeting tomorrow morning, getting late, real late and needed a quick break....

I was reduced to tears or rather uplifted to tears of joy. What a great story. "Good things happen to good people"
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:25 AM
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Not to take anything away from the story or the poor dude who changed his life, it makes me wonder about bidder #110 who had $1.5M to toss away on that. How many jobs did he outsource to make the kind of money needed to buy that?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:03 AM
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Not to take anything away from the story or the poor dude who changed his life, it makes me wonder about bidder #110 who had $1.5M to toss away on that. How many jobs did he outsource to make the kind of money needed to buy that?
Hopefully and perhaps none.

There are folks who drop 30M on Ferrari GTOs too. I always wonder how they got that much too but don't go to the step of making specific negative thoughts about it.

Ralph Lauren for example owns a raft of expensive cars and I believe he offers quality products. (Made in China with child labor?)

Then there is Leno and Seinfeldt who make their money honestly even if it is in staggeringly huge quantities.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:16 AM
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I wonder what he actually put in the bank. Maybe 750K.
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Not to take anything away from the story or the poor dude who changed his life, it makes me wonder about bidder #110 who had $1.5M to toss away on that. How many jobs did he outsource to make the kind of money needed to buy that?

OR How many jobs did he create in order to build that wealth?
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:19 AM
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OR How many jobs did he create in order to build that wealth?
I'd like to believe that, but does that really happen now? Or are you talking about offshore jobs?
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.... Why cant a story be left with just a story... why cant it just be nice. not questioning how many jobs were displaced of politicizing it....I posted this with the intention that this not happen. there is FAR too many threads that have this happen to..
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:26 AM
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I'd like to believe that, but does that really happen now? Or are you talking about offshore jobs?
20000 Chinese children.......
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.... Why cant a story be left with just a story... why cant it just be nice. not questioning how many jobs were displaced of politicizing it....I posted this with the intention that this not happen. there is FAR too many threads that have this happen to..

And I thank you very much for posting it Aquaticedge! I enjoyed it thoroughly.

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