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1 minute ago, exciter1 said:

I posted one post applauding the raid and I went from +3 karma to -13. LOL

If it makes you feel better, I upvoted you.

I'm down nearly 100 already today on an old account... and the day's still young. Most of the bums still haven't woke up yet, their moms aren't home from work yet to yell downstairs to the basement to get them up.

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1 hour ago, Alpinemaps said:

They won’t. You can get a good gauge on their feelings on Reddit.

They blame LEGO for artificially high prices (in their opinion). They blame resellers for high prices on retired sets. They blame LEGO for not keeping sets evergreen. They even blame LEGO for “not allowing IP holders to work with multiple brick companies.”

It’s truly a socialist point of view - everyone should be allowed to have everything at a low cost, and IP should belong to all, not just the innovators/creators. That’s why they have no problem with MOC creators having their creations sold with no compensation either.

Scalpers, we're all scalpers. 

English is either not the first language of most of those posters or I've stumbled in a pretty stupid corner of the internet....or both.

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1 minute ago, Captain_chaos said:

Trying to tell people on Reddit that more resellers = lower prices is like sticking one's hand in a fire. I've been burned once and I won't be doing it again...

Lepin Reddit page...You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.

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They won’t. You can get a good gauge on their feelings on Reddit.

They blame LEGO for artificially high prices (in their opinion). They blame resellers for high prices on retired sets. They blame LEGO for not keeping sets evergreen. They even blame LEGO for “not allowing IP holders to work with multiple brick companies.”

It’s truly a socialist point of view - everyone should be allowed to have everything at a low cost, and IP should belong to all, not just the innovators/creators. That’s why they have no problem with MOC creators having their creations sold with no compensation either.


Napster generation.


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The reason young people today are recoiling against capitalism are many fold. I will assume most here are reasonably well informed and thus not go into painful detail but record high wealth inequality, low worker pay to corporate profit ratio, very little true safety net for the most important necessities(health care), privatized profits paid for by socialized costs,  where did all that debt money some whatever trillions go, the list goes on and on as some here probably know much better than I. The point is based on numbers things are more inequitable than the gilded age. I thought America won Ww2, you wouldn’t think that from comparing average quality of life here with Germany and Japan. Something clearly went wrong. Sure if your a doctor or a computer programmer or other professional or (successful) business owner things can still be great, but for most of the folks who do jobs like forklift driver or cashier etc. it straight up stinks here, this is not the case for these folks in any other first world country, only here. The simple answer, everyone should be a doctor or programmer or whatever, does that really work? The only true solution is that if u want your neighbors to pay u a living wage for the work u do and the things u sell them u have to pay them a living wage for the work they do even if u think that work deserves less, otherwise there will be no one left to afford your prices or wages. Of course this doesn’t mean all wages should be equal but all wages must allow the earner a sense of dignity and the ability to support them self and their family if they are truly living a frugal and responsible lifestyle. If the middle class truly gets hollowed out here the pain will truly be felt, combine that with the dollar losing its reserve currency status and an new era the likes of which has not been seen will come, and no one will like it, except the very very elite.

 

 

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In a forum filled with people who love to hint at how smart they are and how much money they have made, from being so smart, and then claim to be enlivened by any opportunity to troll, I will take that and silence as a clear indication that most here know the facts and their implications as stated above by myself. 

One more great fact, a real crucial one, especially considering the divergence in American and German corporate-labor profit sharing moving into 1980. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Codetermination_in_Germany

 

Or rather I should say quite picking on the kids and face a real challenge to your Gordon Gekkoism.

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11 hours ago, Alpinemaps said:

 


They won’t. You can get a good gauge on their feelings on Reddit.

They blame LEGO for artificially high prices (in their opinion). They blame resellers for high prices on retired sets. They blame LEGO for not keeping sets evergreen. They even blame LEGO for “not allowing IP holders to work with multiple brick companies.”

It’s truly a socialist point of view - everyone should be allowed to have everything at a low cost, and IP should belong to all, not just the innovators/creators. That’s why they have no problem with MOC creators having their creations sold with no compensation either.

 

Didn't you just buy a Voltron type set recently?

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Didn't you just buy a Voltron type set recently?

 

I did. It’s the only off brand brick I’ve ever bought. I own that. But to be clear, I didn’t buy a copy of the Ideas set - I bought a set with approximately 100 pieces - it’s similar in size and design to a Brickheadz.

 

I am in the process of recreating with LEGO bricks. And if I could ever find the original designer, I would happily pay the designer for his design.

 

I’ve also pirated software and music in my lifetime. I’d would say it would be difficult to find anyone that hasn’t done anything like that - bought counterfeit anything - in their lifetimes. (It has been quite a number of years since I’ve engaged in that sort of activity)

 

I also have the age and experience to know that stealing IP is wrong. And while it’s not my fight to protect LEGO or Disney or Voltron’s IP out of the hands of bogus bricks, I do appreciate that those that willfully do it, time and time again, and choose to justify it and whine and complain rather than own it are easy targets to make fun of. I have no sympathy for these idiots.

 

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