foreign outsourcing

rikoiesblog  asked:

Hey I'm Canadian I live on Vancouver island I was wondering what's the best way to work for big name companies like the one you work at if the place you live in like myself has no animation jobs in person is it possible to work for these companies by computer?

Not sure I entirely understand… But you are in luck because there are many animation companies based in Vancouver which you can apply for. Some are DHX, Bardel Entertainment, Rainmaker, Atomic, Titmouse, and Sony Imageworks. There are also SFX studios around the city if that’s what peeks your interest! It’s a pretty hopping spot for our industry :)

If you mean is it possible to work for companies like CN that are based in Cali without having to move from your current location, then yes it is possible to do outsource freelance for such companies. If you do obtain such an opportunity, your employers will need to aquire a tax form called a W8-BEN (you’ll need it for your records, too). It’s a specific tax form the United States need for foreign outsourcing. No biggy.

Thomas Frank on the Demise of the Democratic Party

The Democratic Party is no longer the party of the people it was once was. Over past few decades, democrats have created a lot problems such as supporting free trade that allowed good paying jobs to be outsourced to foreign countries. Trump exploited people’s anger towards the outsourcing of jobs to win in the rust belt states. So if Mike Pence becomes president and wins reelection in 2020. Then the hardcore establishment of the Democratic Party have themselves to blame not the Berniecrats of those that voted for the Green Party.

Democrats went from the party of the people to the party of the suckers, the rich, and the corporations in just few decades.

(Not mentioned in the YouTube clip is democrats and Bill Clinton got the Welfare reform act passed in the mid 90s which allowed Republican politicians at the level to cut funding for welfare while imposing stupid requirements for welfare such as drug testing.)
Most US job losses stemmed not from foreign outsourcing but from the impact of the sustained increases in manufacturing productivity at home, which in the boom of the 1990s was compensated for by job creation (usually at lower wages) in other sectors.  In the context of the Asian crisis it was widely predicted that manufacturing unemployment would soar as Korean, Thai, Indonesian, and other currencies were devalued, but this lowered consumer prices in the US without any significant impact on US production, except for the steel industry.  China’s entry into the WTO considerably changed the overall picture, but while US manufacturing job losses were indeed heavy after 2001 (especially in auto and electrical appliances, as well as the long-suffering textile and apparel sector), the US was still producing more manufactured goods and receiving more foreign investment in 2007 than all the BRICs (Brazil, Russian, India, and China) combined.
Rather than taking the US trade deficit as a measure of industrial decline, it is instructive to consider US exports and imports separately.  The growth in the volume of US exports in the two decades up to 2007- even as the trade deficit accumulated- averaged a very robust 6.6 percent, leaving it only marginally behind Germany and China, the world’s largest exporters; it was the relative expansion of US imports that was the source of the growing deficit.  The deficit, in other words, primarily came from increased US consumption, which grew faster than in other advanced capitalist countries.  This was partly linked to the very high income growth and conspicuous consumption of the most well-off segments of the US population, but it was also due to much faster population growth than in Europe and Japan, the longer hours worked by much of the US population, and, very significantly, their increased consumer debt.  This was supported by the international flow of funds into the US despite the size of the trade deficit.  It was in good part US consumer spending that maintained effective global demand into the first years of the twenty-first century.  The US trade deficit was not an adequate measure of the overall productive power of American capital; rather, it indicated its place in global capitalism.  The case of the Apple iPod illustrates this at a product level; since its final point of assembly was China, each iPod sold in the US represented an increase in the US trade deficit of $145, even though it involved an increase in the surplus captured by Apple from domestic and- especially- foreign labor.
—  The Making of Global Capitalism by Leo Panitch and Sam Gindin
Deconstructing The Pro-Trump Argument.

,My ass, as of late has been increasingly worried as I’ve been replying to comments on the Fine Bro’s reaction channel’s video ‘GENERATIONS REACT TO ELECTION.’  the more people i see for trump, the more unsafe I personally feel. So before election tomorrow, if this can change ANYONE’S MIND, i’m gonna post it and hope to god you all make the right decision tomorrow. 

“Trump is for peace, Hillary is for war.”

 Donald trump has openly stated that he wants to bomb syria and other countries. Hillary, who has experience working with other countries as her duty as Secretary of state calls for, is pro negotiation Trump DOESN’T support a cease fire (aka a document which halts all fighting on both sides.) with Syria. In 2002 he was pro iraq invasion (He wanted the war in Iraq to happen) which is supported by his book “The America we deserve.” and his appearance on the Stern Howard show. How does Donald plan on getting rid of Isis? By Bombing the ENTIRE country and taking their oil. Children, women, innocent people massacred. He wants to go to war with north Korea and doesn’t believe in Humanitarian intervention

“He said that years ago. Does it matter? It was just locker room talk.”

Of course it fucking matters. Let’s think about this, okay? Donald had NO IDEA he was being recorded in that trailer. Which means he spoke his actual, honest opinion. He legitimately thinks that he can  grope and assault women and they won’t say anything  because he’s famous. Let us also be reminded, that on October 13th, he went to trial for raping a thirteen year old girl. Lawyers don’t go to trial unless they have significant evidence that will actually prove their case. It matters because we already live in a society PLAGUED by rape culture. People like Brock Turner will THRIVE in that type of environment.  “She shouldn’t have dressed like that if she didn’t want it.” “She said yes while she was drunk.” “She was staring at me.” the old fashion excuses will come back once again with this type of environment and We Don’t Need that.

“Bill Clinton did it too!!”

Is Bill Clinton running for fucking president? No. What her husband may have done (as parties have both agreed that the advances were consensual) shouldn’t be reflected on Hillary’s capability in the oval office.  If that was the case, should we look at how Melania Trump illegally worked as a model in the US?? Should we look at how Melania Trump  plagiarized Michelle Obama’s speech? Should we base Donald’s ‘capabilities’  off of What Melania’s done? of course fucking not. Many of you wouldn’t even dare, So why are we doing that for Hillary? Why are we saying that Hillary, isn’t capable of being a president because of what her Husband COULD’VE done.


Being a history buff, I’d like to point out that our former president Herbert Hoover was closely tied with business and gave big businesses tax breaks, allowed big business free reign, lowered income taxes for the wealthy and raised protective tarrifs (taxes) on outsourcing goods. Foreign countries stopped buying from us, the lower and middle class were picking up the slack with income taxes and employees wages were cut drastically. These policies are what led us to the Great Depression. Now, let’s put this in our terms; Donald Trump is a wealthy business man, who doesn’t pay his own taxes, would continue to give tax breaks to his own large business and even employed immigrant workers to build his buildings.


There are SO many things wrong with the Trump campaign. From the misogyny to the support of conversion therapy, to the racism, the racial profiling and the general treatment of POCs in america. Hillary was cleared TWICE by the FBI on her emails, her capabilities SHOULDN’T be based upon her husband. Hillary has more experience with foreign policy and genuinely wants to be a president for the people. While I’m not a huge Hillary fan, it’s ridiculous to sit there NOT vote for her because of Emails that she’s been cleared on, or because of what her husband has done. And for those voting third party, please, think of all the POC you’ll be throwing out of this country. Think of all the LGBTQA+ people who won’t make it through conversion therapy. Think of all the children who will have to sit and face the after math of your decision to vote for someone we all know is going to have an OVERWHELMINGLY lower support? If this were the primaries, i’d say go for it; If this were any other election where OUR LIVES didn’t depend on it, I would say do you. But I’m begging you. Be with her tomorrow and save MILLIONS of lives.
California minimum wage hike hits L.A. apparel industry: 'The exodus has begun'
Los Angeles was once the epicenter of apparel manufacturing, attracting buyers from across the world to its clothing factories, sample rooms and design studios.
By Los Angeles Times

But over the years, cheap overseas labor lured many apparel makers to outsource to foreign competitors in far-flung places such as China and Vietnam.

Now, Los Angeles firms are facing another big hurdle — California’s minimum wage hitting $15 an hour by 2022 — which could spur more garment makers to exit the state.

Last week American Apparel, the biggest clothing maker in Los Angeles, said it might outsource the making of some garments to another manufacturer in the U.S., and wiped out about 500 local jobs. The company still employs about 4,000 workers in Southern California.

“The exodus has begun,” said Sung Won Sohn, an economist at Cal State Channel Islands and a former director at Forever 21. “The garment industry is gradually shrinking and that trend will likely continue.”

In the last decade, local apparel manufacturing has already thinned significantly. Last year, Los Angeles County was home to 2,128 garment makers, down 33% from 2005, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data. During that period, employment also plunged by a third, to 40,500 workers. Wages, meanwhile, jumped 17% adjusting for inflation, to $698 per week — although that can include pay for top executives, as well as bonuses, tips and paid vacation time.

Many apparel companies say Los Angeles is a difficult place to do business. Commercial real estate is expensive and limited, the cost of raw materials continues to rise and it can be difficult to find skilled workers who can afford to live in the city. They expect things will become even more challenging after the minimum-wage hike further raises their expenses.

Felix Seo has been making clothes for wholesale in downtown for 30 years. His company, Joompy, used to count giant retailers like Forever 21 among its clients. But as prices have gone up in recent years, he said, those fast-fashion peddlers are no longer giving him orders.

“I used to pay $5 to get this sewn, and now it costs $6.50,” Seo said, holding up a patterned dress. “But my customer doesn’t want to pay that, so I can’t sell it anymore.”

To survive, Seo, 59, said Joompy may have to start importing goods instead of producing them locally. “It will be impossible to make clothes in Los Angeles,” he said.

The minimum wage is accelerating changes in the L.A. apparel industry that began decades ago, industry experts said.

In the 1990s, as borders opened up, foreign competitors began snatching up business from Southland garment factories.

Eventually, many big brands opted to leave the region in favor of cheaper locales. Guess Jeans, which epitomized a sexy California look, moved production to Mexico and South America. Just a few years ago, premium denim maker Hudson Jeans began shifting manufacturing to Mexico.

Jeff Mirvis, owner of MGT Industries in Los Angeles, said outsourcing was necessary to keep up with low-cost rivals. MGT, which makes apparel sold to retailers, moved its production to Mexico in the 1990s, China in the early 2000s and Southeast Asia a few years later. Its designs and samples are still made in Los Angeles, Mirvis said.

“Manufacturers really have no choice,” said Mirvis, whose father started the company in 1988. “With the rise of Forever 21 and stores like that, price points have gone down and down and down.”

anonymous asked:

What are your thoughts on Rose and her concept (pre and post being pregnant with Steven) on love? I know she's good, but flawed person and I have thought she doesn't (or at least didn't) have a proper understanding over what love is.

Anon, I’m sure this wasn’t your intention, but this ask and the prior ask about Peridot are making me a little uncomfortable. 

Rose does not experience empathy. This is basically proven in We Need To Talk, and Peridot is someone who prefers to think in patterns and logic to the point where, while she seems to experience emotions, she has a lot of difficulty putting them into words and explaining them.

Neither of those things mean they don’t understand love. And given love is often flaunted by people as the pinnacle of humanity or what have you, asserting that somehow Peridot or Rose need to change so that they can experience love “properly” throws people like Peridot (which, I’d count myself as one of those people, being an autistic person who understands my emotions and experiences by breaking them down and analyzing them in a process a lot like Peridot’s) and Rose a bit under the bus.

Rose doesn’t understand love? 

She tells Steven he’s going to be something incredible, that she’ll always be a part of him, and that when he feels happy, a part of that is “me, loving you, and loving being you.”

Rose has not one but two passionate, onscreen, romantic relationships. Look at Rose’s Scabbard, look at Rainbow Quartz’s fusion in We Need To Talk, look at the very beautiful, natural way Rose and Pearl tag-team in The Answer

Look at Greg’s section of the video in Lion 3

Rose experiences love. She experiences it in a grand fascination with people and how they tick. That she does not instinctively, inherently “get” those emotions doesn’t matter, and in a way, that makes her drive for individual acceptance all the more sincere- Rose actively seeks to know what people are thinking, feeling, when this does not come naturally to her and she may have never really ‘gotten’ people. She seems to have humbled herself in the past, moved from a grand, towering Diamond to a more ordinary sized Gem and she has a penchant for kneeling or encouraging the people around her up to her eye level- something that would’ve been incredibly difficult if in the past she was on the scale of the Diamonds we’ve seen.

Peridot experiences love. In small things like trust, and hearing things out, and that after It Could Have Been Great she seems to have reacted to that by deconstructing and reconstructing the entire way she was looking at the situation. Peridot’s love is a very mechanical, analytical thing, because this is how she understands the world, in variables and pieces of data, and it can go unnoticed because Peridot has difficulty expressing herself. But it’s the point where people aren’t just a variable to navigate around but an end in an of themselves. In Too Far Peridot does not have anything obvious to gain from making up with Amethyst. She is not being punished for this. 

But, independently, she feels bad about it, and, independently, she consults Steven about it, because he’s good at this expressing himself and relating to people thing, and that’s foreign territory, so Peridot outsources. She uses a recording device and expresses her sentiments and thoughts as clearly as possible.

“I hope you understand. I want to understand. I’m sorry.”

This is kind of a particular subject to me because I’m an asexual, aromantic person, and I feel like it’s been insinuated that I experience the wrong kind of love or not enough love, when that’s not right. I love almost everyone. I love random people I meet with pretty eyes, or freckles, or a nice smile, I love people when they laugh, or if they don’t. I tell most of my friends that I love them, and I mean that, because if you’re that close to me I feel warm and excited and happy thinking about you and sharing things with you and talking to you.

And this is something I can deconstruct and think about logically and analyze all the pieces of it, because that’s how I think. And I know that it doesn’t mean I want to kiss all my friends or people with freckles, or hold hands, or marry them. This is part of my experience as a person. There’s not a wrong way to experience things, love included.

Are there ways to express love or act on it that can seriously hurt people? Absolutely, and those should probably be avoided. But love the way Peridot and Rose experience it isn’t hurting anyone, themselves included. It’s just different, and that’s not a “lesson” they need to learn so they can “know better”, it’s part of how they are that needs to be respected.