Apparently in addition to fancying myself an amateur Made in USA buff, I can add seagull removal to my list of skills. Why or how there was a dead, nearly decapitated seagull in my Whittier front yard, I don't know. Whittier is not an ocean front community. I'm hoping someone isn't mad at me. Per Brian's suggestion I used an old box to scoop it up, while trying not to gag. So gross. They're bigger and heavier than they look.
Aside from that icky escapade, I also talked to my dad today, and we speculated whether there are American sweatshops, and he says there are. Back in the old days, he worked in an auto body sweat shop type place. He said the owners wouldn't even provide respirators to the body painters, and they wound up with paint colored teeth. I also read an article saying that there are still underground American sweatshops. However, as a shopper, how am I supposed to know what is made in good environments or not, if they all sport a proud Made in USA label?
This is the problem with delving into a project. You just wind up with more questions...
Hello! I'm a 30 year old gal with a liking for doing year long projects. I've done a year without any form of chocolate, a year without coffee shops, and 5 years without gum (and I LOVE chocolate, coffee shops, and gum)! A year wearing only American Made should be the hardest yet, though*.