150 can now cry into their(My) Pillows

chijim

My Pillow Lays Off Another 150 After Championing Trump's Tax Cuts

"Barely 6 months after he credited Trump's tax cuts for creating a new economic boom, My Pillow boss Mike Lindell is laying off 150 employees." (A. Rupar) By Scarce

Video: https://crooksandliars.com/2019/05/my-pillow-lays-another-150-after

"Launching a new venture". I don't suppose a business downturn had anything to do with CEO Lindell's unabashed idolization of all things Trump, saying that 'Trump was chosen from God', that‘Everybody Loves Our President; Some Just Don't Know it Yet’, his support for white supremacist Laura Ingraham, financing the worst sort of anti-abortion crusade films, and getting downgraded by the Better Business Bureau to an "F" for unscrupulous business practices.

Source:Fox 9

SHAKOPEE, Minn. (FOX 9) - MyPillow is laying off about 150 workers at its Shakopee factories as the company's CEO plans a new business venture, according to a statement from MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.
Lindell says the layout of the Shakopee facilities will be changing as he prepares to launch MyStore.com, which will be an "online store for entrepreneurs and inventors to sell their products."
The fulfillment and shipping of MyStore products will take place at the Shakopee site.
Lindell says the impacted employees have been informed of other job opportunities outside of MyPillow.

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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23)

Laying off employees in an effort to grow their business. Such a short sighted, selfish view. Business went that route before, and seem to forget that the result was a tipping point where too many customers could not afford to purchase goods. And many companies turned onto the road towards going out of business. But hey, it looked good on paper for a while there.

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rhoder551 zone 9b-10

Maybe Donnie will appoint him to a cushy job in his administration. He's a businessman so he must know some kind of magic the rest of us do not know. I'm sorry for the workers who are out of a job. Hope they find something better...

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Carro

Isn't it nice to not be an employer and be able to throw stones?

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chase_gw

"getting downgraded by the Better Business Bureau to an "F" for unscrupulous business practices."

A true Trumplodyte ...........

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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23)

Carro, it may shock you, but many of us ARE employers.

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Mattie

Ron Popeil

Ronco

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dockside_gw

I never bought, and would never buy, a pillow from this charlatan. The first (and only) time I saw his TV commercial, I saw that cross on a chain hanging outside, unnaturally, of his shirt. I don't buy from people who think that wearing a cross will somehow convince me that they are a Christian, god-fearing person because it is usually the opposite. If they were what they try to convince me they are, it's pretty obvious that they are only trying to convince me, not living the real Christian life. And, then, months later, I read that he gave Trump two pillows when Trump visited Minnesota and was a guest at Mar-a-Lago. That showed me that my first impression of him was correct.


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lurker111

Have you ever priced a My Pillow? I'm surprised that anyone bought one.

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queenmargo

Lurker111- no, I have never priced the My Pillows. How much are they?

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patriciae_gw(07)

They are shaped bits of foam pillows. I don't understand how you can patent a foam shape. Well I looked it up and it is the mixture of different sized bits that he patented. Hmmmm. OK, I guess you can patent anything. Expensive foam bits.

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lurker111

I'm not sure now. The high end pillow was $149 when I called a couple of years ago.

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AITG

" I don't buy from people who think that wearing a cross will somehow convince me that they are a Christian"

I'll take that a step further and suggest that when someone says "I am a Christian", it is an exercise in ego. When one diagrams that sentence, who is the object? The speaker of course.

It's not even about religion.

It's about self identity.

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rhoder551 zone 9b-10

Looks like his pillows are made of the cutoffs and left overs from other foam products. They don't look very comfortable...

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elvis

gyr_falcon(Sunset 23)

Carro, it may shock you, but many of us ARE employers.

Doubtless some are. Many? Um, whatever you say. How would you know that? I've seen no evidence of that here, on this internet site.

So chijim, with your OP, are you saying that the president is responsible for 150 people losing their jobs at MyPillow? LOL.

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lurker111

link

He's a recovered junkie, so I hear.

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queenmargo

Well, $149 is not cheap, but if the person loves the pillow, it is worth it. My son gave us Coop Home pillows for Christmas one year. I LOVE my pillow and take it with me when I travel. If I had to replace it, I would pay that or more;) Thanks lurker111 for the reply;)

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queenmargo

Now Mike has moved on to his new Giza Sheets lol lol... I knew he would')

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lurker111

I've tried a lot of expensive pillows. Memory foam, feather, bamboo...To me, nothing beats a shredded foam pillow. :)

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catticusmockingbird

Saw them at Costco. They feel creepy. Not something I'd want to put my head on.

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pippabean,

Some rwingers here habitually call anyone not up trump's rear-end, socialists. The venezuelan kind of course, vs. the Western European kind.

On one thread, a while ago, I've responded to that by saying: Moi? The successful entrepreneur?

So really Elvis, I might be wrong, but if I recall correctly, I think you posted on that same thread at the time ...Conveniently forgot?

The wingers here call dems everything under the sun, from elitists to lazy bums who live in Mama's basement and depend on undeserved government benefits. Shows how the rwingers are clueless about anybody outside their little bubble. So which is it? Are we all elitists or lazy "socialist" bums?


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mrskjun(9)

I have a My Pillow and I'd rip your arm off if you tried to take it away from me.

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

I'm telling ya, if one of you young entrepreneurs started a "Yourpillow.com" you'll make a killing. It's a pillow with a zipper to remove the excess foam to customize it for your comfort.

Slogan - "You don't want His Pillow, you want Your Pillow! Yourpillow.com.

Just send 1% of annual profits to me in my old age, thx :-).

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Ann

I went through a perfect pillow hunt recently and after an extensive google search (and reading hundreds of reviews) I ended up with a Coop Home Goods Eden pillow. About the time I got it, I learned Margie had a Coop Home Goods pillow, too, and she loved hers. After a month or so of falling in love with mine, I convinced my husband to give it a few night's try, and he also decided it was great, so I promptly ordered a second one.

I once slept on a My Pillow when staying at a friend's house. The one they had was too tall for my taste, but maybe My Pillow has various options.

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Carro

Creepy pillows, lol!

Triggered by foam.

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Carro

Ann, as long as the person who makes your favorite pillow doesn't wear a cross, it's all good.

/s

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elvis

pb wrote: ...

On one thread, a while ago, I've responded to that by saying: Moi? The successful entrepreneur?

So really Elvis, I might be wrong, but if I recall correctly, I think you posted on that same thread at the time ...Conveniently forgot?

I don't know if forgetfulness is ever convenient. I don't know what you're talking about, but that's okay. Whatever you said was obviously not memorable to me. If you would like to talk about whatever it was, please be more specific so that I can accommodate you, pb.

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mrskjun(9)

Such glee to find out people are being laid off. Almost like Trump is standing there handing them a pink slip. I think the left would like to see unemployment lines around the block if they thought it could hurt Trump. America last should be their motto for 2020. Get Trump first!

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Carro

mrskjun, Bill Maher has already expressed his desire to see America fall into a recession.

What they conveniently forget in their glee about the My Pillow workers being laid off, is that with this economy and historic low unemployment, they should find jobs in short order.

Trump did that.

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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23)

Doubtless some are. Many? Um, whatever you say. How would you know that? I've seen no evidence of that here, on this internet site.

ok elvis. lol I think in terms of many because I know many, but there may not technically be enough to be considered many in HT. Yet you curiously did not take Carro to task also, for insinuating there are none. I happen to know that statement was incorrect.

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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23)

Such glee to find out people are being laid off.

mrskjun, I missed the "glee". Who expressed glee?

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petalique

Any plans for recycling turned in used pillow foam? Or feathers?

How’s Carrier doing?

Make your own foam chuck pillow. Place foam pillow or mattress beneath lawn mower (mulching bag is helpful.) Deposit chunks back into liner. Voila!

(If no mower, borrow a high strung dog with separation anxiety to shred the foam for you.)

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Rina

Nothing wrong with wearing a cross, I think. But displaying it in a commercial to help you sell stuff suggests that you never heard of what Jesus thought of the traders in the temple. "Do not make my father's house a house of trade."

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althea_gw

I have a small MyPillow. They were giving them out at the Mall a few years ago as a promo. I didn't know about the owners political positions, but the promotional material said they were really comfy. I tried sleeping with it one night and woke up with a horrible neck ache. Have't used it since. Down is the only pillow filling I like.

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elvis

Pillowgate?

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Carro

Nothing wrong with wearing a cross, I think. But displaying it in a commercial to help you sell stuff suggests that you never heard of what Jesus thought of the traders in the temple

Did you ever think Mr. My Pillow Guy risks losing business because he doesn't hide his religion or his support of Trump? I'm pretty sure Jesus mentioned something about that.

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maifleur01

I think the comment was about money changers at the temple.

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marquest(PA zone 6)

So he is going to be a houzz competitor. Where are the LOL

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Tilly Teabag

To the people criticising those of us who wear a cross or call ourselves Christian, I do those things and I am offended. Please stop.

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Rina

Tilly, I know you are the real thing, and you would never use your cross to gain points in a business transaction, which is what I believe this man was doing, regardless of Carro's opinion.

Moneychangers and traders, Maifleur: " Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves." I think he was making the point that it is wrong to taint or take advantage of the holy by using it for any kind of business purposes. One wears a cross to help one keep one's mind on God, I would think. I just don't think one should display it in a commercial for secular goods.

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heri _ cles

Bill Maher has already expressed his desire to see America fall into a recession.

No he didn't.

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foodonastump

There’s a difference between wearing a cross and wearing a cross. One of these is fairly normal. The other one is not. JMO of course.


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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

I'm sure Jesus doesn't mind being commercialized, Merry Xmas.

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Rina

Touché, vgkg.

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Stan Areted

Such judgment about why one might wear a cross.

None of those judgments are of import.

Why do people get tattoos?

To show off their long gone boyfriend's or girlfriends name?

To show "mother?"

To show they're part of a gang?

To show they've been to prison?

To show they like to do drugs?

To show they like animals?

To feel cool because they have miserable lives?

To remember a loved one?

Because they were drunk or high and their friends were doing it and they always

succumb to peer pressure?

To get attention one way or the other?


Please.

It's no one's business.

Unless I'm hiring you and you have tattoos that frighten people.

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foodonastump

If you willfully display something prominently then you are making a statement. If you’re making a statement then I find no shame in responding to it.

p.s. Considering it’s “none of your business” you’ve certainly come up with quite a list of primarily negative connotations associated with tattoos.

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steve2416

I bought an extremely comfortable king sized pillow at Goodwill for $2. Someone made money and that's good.

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JodiK

Um... I'm not sure I would want to hire or work with anyone who was actually frightened by a silly thing like a tattoo, otherwise known as skin art. SMH


There is no pillow on this planet worth the price tag of the ones in question. But... some people will buy into anything if the pitch is made, I suppose.


So... 150 people are out of work. What about all those jobs and the up swinging economy trump boasts of? Yeah... not really happening.





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Annette Holbrook(z7a)

He lost me with the cross and the porn-stache lol.

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heri _ cles

Wood Mode cabinetry in Kreamer, Pennsylvania suddenly closed laying off about 1,000 workers. Sad for the workers, some of whom worked there for 3 or 4 decades.

https://www.pahomepage.com/news/-wood-mode-announces-it-is-closing-its-door/2000337994

Not sure what the reasons were but IKEA crap and compressed wood knock-down cabinets sold at big box stores did not help, nor did increased costs of raw materials.

This is probably NOT the fault of Trump or Obama or Bush . IMO I think we are on a major collision course with the combined effect of robotics, digitization, globalization and the monopolization of industry.

The single minded purpose of corporate executives is to show a better profit margin and produce more dividends for their stock holders. That mission becomes even more focused as government regulations are relaxed, corporate income tax is avoided, and companies like Amazon get sweetheart TIF deals with municipalities to avoid paying real estate taxes.


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foodonastump

He wouldn’t be laying off 150 people if they were making him enough money to warrant employing them. He probably enjoyed a bit of a tax break and is venturing out. Trying to venture out and sell more than stupid overpriced pillows. Kind of doesn’t make sense to criticize the pillows and in the same breath fault him for laying off those who make them.

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heri _ cles

My Pillow is a pillow - chopped foam in a sack.

The genius was in the promotion and marketing of it., including and perhaps especially the religious and partisan pandering. I just shake my head wondering how gullible people can be. We haven't seen marketing genius like this since Ron Popeil.

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chase_gw

My Step father got a tatoo in England while waiting to be deployed on D Day........not that he knew exactly what was happening but they knew someting was "'up" .

The tattoo was on his forearm and quite elaborate.......it is a heart and scrolls with the name Gladys entwined......Not only did he not recall getting it, he had no idea who Gladys was !!!

Given the circumstance I give him a pass...he was 18.

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Tilly Teabag

I have no problem with him wearing his cross. Would those against it criticise if he were a woman wearing a Muslim headscarf?

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foodonastump

No, of course not. I’m wondering if you’ve ever seen one of his commercials? He wears it super-cheesily, awkwardly pushed up over his top buttoned button. All part of an unconvincing persona. Completely different topic from traditional religious dress. If it were a woman with a cross hanging on her chest we wouldn’t be having this conversation. Unless there was something particularly dramatic about the cross and/or chest, and the display of which noteworthy.

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Rina

It's the way he's wearing it. Show-off, tucked up in a highly awkward position, as Food says (look at the pics above). Sure to show above the pillow he's clutching. "Hey, look, guys! I'm one of you! I'm a bona-fide Christian! Honest and trustworthy, that's me." It's disrespectful to Christianity, and to Christ. That couldn't apply to hijab, because the scarf can only and would always be worn on the head. If his cross were in the position shown in the other photograph above, sometimes visible, sometimes not, it really wouldn't be an issue.

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Rina

Not that I want him strung up by his garters, or anything, you understand.

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HU9999

Doubtless some are. Many? Um, whatever you say. How would you know that?

Interesting that you demand to know how gyr knows that there are many employers here, but you don't demand to know how "carro" knows those posting aren't employers. Why is that, elvis?

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Stan Areted

Capitalism, it's great!

You can buy the pillow or not, you can make fun of Dave or not, but he's still wealthy from being a DOER and he's still conservative and he has a positive attitude!

He's not worried about any detractors here or elsewhere, I'm betting!

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HU9999

Creepy pillows, lol!

Triggered by foam.

At least they're not triggered by a teenager that watched his friends get slaughtered and is trying to do something to prevent more from the same fate.

One is more sickening than the other.

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

Of course he's not worried, he knows that (unashamably) Jesus sells and that some poor souls out there believe that they would betray Jesus if they didn't buy one of his pillows. He's no better than a cheesy preacher who fleeces his flock.

Besides, an adjustable (yourpillow) makes better sense, just unzip to remove or add stuffing for youpillow's comfort zone.

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rhoder551 zone 9b-10

Maybe he will run for president one day. Apparently, there are a lot of
"conservatives" who will vote for any morally bankrupt candidate.... As long
s/he's rich.

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lurker111

Symbolism isn't anything to me. I never noticed his cross and was only interested in the pillow. I'm sure the left wouldn't be bothered if he wore a Turban. Neither would I.

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Ann

"Besides, an adjustable (yourpillow) makes better sense, just unzip to remove or add stuffing for youpillow's comfort zone."

Yup, which led me to Coop Home Goods:)

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katrina_ellen

Its one thing to infer that the CEO of my pillow wears a cross and he may be "using" that symbol to sell more pillows, although with the anti Christian sentiment out there I think it may backfire more than help. Its quite another to state that those people who wear crosses or state that they are Christians are ego driven, Christian means "Christ one", as in it is not about me.

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AITG

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.

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vgkg Z-7 Va(Z-7)

Coop Home Goods!?!?!

Dang it Ann! They stole my idea!....maybe I shudda put a patient on it 30 years ago, nyuk.

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Ann

Vgkg, you should have. It's a wonderful pillow everyone can adjust exactly to their liking:)

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Ann

In all honesty, I had tons of trouble sleeping prior to my Coop pillow and I sleep really well now. I'm not sure if it's the pillow, but it's the only thing that has changed.

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lurker111

Well, I bought a 2 pack for $20 on QVC and I love them. I got the medium fill, probably should have got the firm. Still, a great pillow. I would highly recommend them. :^)

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elvis

I got the sheets, 2 sets for $200, love them. But I had to wash them twice to get the weird chemical smell out.

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jlhug

My pillows are always on sale somewhere for about 50% off. My motto is never pay full price for anything.

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Jonnygun(zone 7)

Good Will pillow... <shudder>...

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Ann

Lurker and Elvis, My Pillow 2 pack and sheets or one of the other brands discussed?

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lurker111

I bought the My Pillow 2 pack with the bonus travel pillow. $20 on QVC.

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Nana H

"My Pillow 2 pack and sheets or one of the other brands discussed?"

Ann, is there a word or two missing in your post? I'm not understanding it.

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Ann

"Ann, is there a word or two missing in your post? I'm not understanding it. "

No words missing Nana. Can't help you with the understanding part:)

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Ann

Nice price, Lurker!

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lurker111

:^) I have a down pillow and comforter. Can't stand them.

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Ann

I tried a down pillow but I didn't like it.

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queenmargo

I still love my Coops Home Goods pillow;))

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elvis

Give me a down pillow... it’s all I have ever used.

Good for you. The geese and ducks probably don't even miss it.

Seriously, though:

How are down and body feathers removed from the birds?

There are technically three methods used to remove down and body feathers: Post mortem, gathering and live plucking. Let me be clear though, while I choose to explain each method separately it is not because I think one method is “better” than another, as they all require the commodification, use and eventual deaths of the birds involved. But rather I have described each method on its own so that the down industry, as a whole, can be clearly understood.

1. Post mortem (after slaughter):

For this method, feathers are removed from the birds’ bodies after they are killed for their flesh and/or internal organs (foie gras). The process usually involves scalding the birds’ bodies in hot water for one to three minutes so the feathers are easier to pull out. The body feathers can then be plucked (often by hand), after which the down is removed by hand or machine.

2. Live Plucking

Live plucking is exactly what it sounds like: a goose or duck is held down by their neck or wings as the “targeted feathers” are torn from their skin. When the skin rips during this process it is sewn up with a straight needle (no analgesic or sterilization used) and the bird is left to recover before the next “harvest of feathers.” This process is repeated every 6-7 weeks before the bird’s eventual slaughter (or death from the trauma of the plucking process itself).

3. Gathering (live birds):

“Gathering feathers from live geese [or ducks] is defined as removing feathers that are ripe due to the phenomenon of molting and would refer to using a brushing or combing action to remove feathers or down which are ready to fall out.”

– Scientific Opinion on the practice of harvesting (collecting) feathers from live geese for down production. EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW). European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Parma, Italy

While the term “gathering” sounds nicer, in most operations hundreds of birds have their feathers “collected” at one time. Even if all of the birds are at the same stage of molting (which is unlikely) feathers mature at different times on different parts of the body, so some feathers are likely to be “live plucked” by “accident” during this process as well. The methods of catching, carrying and restraining birds is also the same no matter whether the feathers are gathered or live plucked. In the EFSA study mentioned above they admitted that during the gathering process bones may be broken or dislocated and, more uncommonly, some birds suffocate. These of course are added to by the potential for torn skin, hanging wings (posture change) and death during “live plucking.”

http://gentleworld.org/how-down-feathers-are-collected/

Comfy?

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shaxhome(Frog Rock, Australia 9b)

I see these pillows are filled with...

"Memory foam consists mainly of polyurethane as well as additional chemicals
increasing its viscosity and density. It is often referred to as "viscoelastic" polyurethane foam, or low-resilience polyurethane foam (LRPu)."

And there's always this treat...

"I got the sheets, 2 sets for $200, love them. But I had to wash them twice to get the weird chemical smell out."

Sleep tight! Hope you wake up in the morning...

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lurker111

Interesting. Mine isn't memory foam.

I'm charging the batteries on my TIF 5750a and TIF 8800a. I'll let you know in a little while. :^)

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shaxhome(Frog Rock, Australia 9b)

Can I recommend...

Don't Know if they Ship to USA

ETA, you can buy locally!

Get 'em While They're Hot!

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lurker111

I calibrated the instruments to the air in my room and squeezed the air out of the pillow, straight into the sensors. Absolutely no combustibles and no other chemicals. Perfectly safe, using the highest quality, super sensitive test equipment. Sleep well. :^)

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shaxhome(Frog Rock, Australia 9b)

And while you were doing that, I re-calibrated my own piece of sensitive, hi-tech equipment ;>)

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lurker111

My detectors agree with your post. Zero bull. :^)



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mrskjun(9)

I've never noticed the cross until it was pointed out here. Many, many people wear crosses, I didn't know it should affect your purchases.

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carolb_w_fl_coastal_9b(zone 9/10)

"An adversary likes down pillows? Well then I hate down pillows. They are terrible and I'll prove it!"

Pretty funny!

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how2girl

Because this is an old thread, albeit resurrected by lurker, I didn’t bother to read through the original comments but the subject line made me think about hotel pillows. In my days of work related travelling I got to really dislike hotels - because of the pillows (other reasons too of course). Not necessarily based on comfort of the pillows but the thought of the germs contained within the pillow, slept on by many. Blech.

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foodonastump

I've never noticed the cross until it was pointed out here


Some people are more observant than others. Given the odd way he pulls it out over his shirt, it’d be hard for me not to notice. Regardless of what the pendant was.

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queenmargo

I guess that is the reason he pulls it out over his shirt. He WANTS you to notice. Some people are proud to wear the cross.


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foodonastump

He WANTS you to notice.


And many of us did! Glad to oblige. Others are less observant.

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lurker111

Non vampires probably wouldn't notice. Just someone wearing a cross.

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foodonastump

Non vampires probably wouldn't notice. Just someone wearing a cross.


Ooooh good one! You just have the BEST retorts!

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Tilly Teabag

I wear a cross and I’ve never been bitten by a vampire. Doesn’t repel mozzies though.

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