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    Werewolf If you are thinking about/trying to BUY AMERICAN-some food for thought

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    There was a program a few years ago that went into people's homes and replaced everything made in foreign countries with American made products. They were the same price levels and seemed to be of better quality. They did a few episodes and then said it would start next season. It did not. Gone into the ether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    There was a program a few years ago that went into people's homes and replaced everything made in foreign countries with American made products. They were the same price levels and seemed to be of better quality. They did a few episodes and then said it would start next season. It did not. Gone into the ether.
    Interesting, would love to know the name & watch a few episodes of that........

    There is lots out there but yea need to dig a little..

    There use to be quality products made here...... I passed down a 29 year old lawn mover to a friend (taking my lawn out) & it still starts w/ 1-2 pulls. Never babied it in the least, only thing I fixed was sharpening the blade.. MADE IN THE USA....... & still mowing......

    "Corporate America today is the lobbying arm of the Chinese Communist Party and Wall Street is the investor relations department," Steve Bannon.

    "Tell the truth, I think, for a change," Carter told MSNBC when asked what advice he would give Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    Interesting, would love to know the name & watch a few episodes of that........

    There is lots out there but yea need to dig a little..

    There use to be quality products made here...... I passed down a 29 year old lawn mover to a friend (taking my lawn out) & it still starts w/ 1-2 pulls. Never babied it in the least, only thing I fixed was sharpening the blade.. MADE IN THE USA....... & still mowing......
    What the program showed, is there are real choices to buy American. I expected the price to be higher for stuff made here and in most cases, it was not.
    There was another show about the same time with a contractor traveling the country looking at the infrastructure. He poked screwdrivers through the crumbling poor quality cement in overpass bridges. He checked your dams and streets. He showed that they were failing badly. That one, I think, ran 2 years.
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    As a musician and Guitar collector, I have many mixed feelings about American Made Vs. Foreign manufactured guitars and amplifiers.

    I have come to only one conclusion in that regard- and that is- American made guitars and amps do maintain a higher resale value when it comes time to sell them. Mexican made products tend to hold their resale value as well. And that is not always the case, as some instruments made in the UK and Germany still have good resale value as well. So, basically I am talking about American vs. Pac Rim imports.

    On a practical sense, Pac Rim products are about 1/10th the cost of their American or UK manufactured copies of the exact same thing.

    That is just absurd to begin with. American pride is sometimes very foolish and the reason why we price ourseves right out of the markets we try to play in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    What the program showed, st there are real choices to buy American. I expected the price to be higher for stuff made here and in most cases, it was not.
    There was another show about the same time with a contractor traveling the country looking at the infrastructure. He poked screwdrivers through the crumbling poor quality cement in overpass bridges. He checked your dams and streets. He showed that they were failing badly. That one, I think, ran 2 years.
    I have a good friend/hiking buddy that works for caltrans & she does bridge inspections over the entire state.. She has some unbelieveable shots from high atop the bay bridge, golden gate etc.............. As well as many rusting structures not just need of repair, but replacement simply because the upkeep wasn't done..

    A $100,000 repair can go to a million easily in a year..........

    What really pisses me & her off is our parents & grandparents paid lots of taxes to build all these roads & bridges & our generations are letting them crumble so zillionares that set up shops in china don't have to pay taxes here any more......... They've abandoned us & the infrastructure they used to build their business..

    "Corporate America today is the lobbying arm of the Chinese Communist Party and Wall Street is the investor relations department," Steve Bannon.

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    Since many Americans jobs have gone over there, that is all many can afford, the cheap knock-offs...

    Ppl that once had great paying jobs~able to afford those quality instruments are now working @ walmart scrapping to pay rent & wallstreet & their commie partners will tell us they are doing us a favor by selling that cheap shit cheap........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill View Post
    I have a good friend/hiking buddy that works for caltrans & she does bridge inspections over the entire state.. She has some unbelieveable shots from high atop the bay bridge, golden gate etc.............. As well as many rusting structures not just need of repair, but replacement simply because the upkeep wasn't done..

    A $100,000 repair can go to a million easily in a year..........

    What really pisses me & her off is our parents & grandparents paid lots of taxes to build all these roads & bridges & our generations are letting them crumble so zillionares that set up shops in china don't have to pay taxes here any more......... They've abandoned us & the infrastructure they used to build their business..
    This is an opportune time to fix the infrastructure. Americans need jobs and the infrastructure is falling apart. Money is cheap. McConnell will not allow an infrastructure bill on the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    This is an opportune time to fix the infrastructure. Americans need jobs and the infrastructure is falling apart. Money is cheap. McConnell will not allow an infrastructure bill on the floor.
    It is being held hostage~they can't even agree to fix the fuckin roads.... They all should be deported & start fresh in 2020...........

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    "Tell the truth, I think, for a change," Carter told MSNBC when asked what advice he would give Trump.

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    I am old enough to remember when Wal Mart was just taking off. There were "Buy American" banners hanging in every store.

    What happened? Simple. Sam Walton died and a "profit at all" cost CEO took over. The rest is Chinese capitalistic history.
    "Socialism" is when the fire department shows up at your burning home.
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    Yep..........

    Oddly enough~ or not, the company from Arkansas just happen to have the ex-governor of Arkansas in the white house........ The same governor whose wife was on their board..... Just coincidence I guess......

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    About the only thing "Made in America" that can now be found at Wally World is some of the employees.
    "Socialism" is when the fire department shows up at your burning home.
    "Capitalism" is when the insurance company refuses


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    "Corporate America today is the lobbying arm of the Chinese Communist Party and Wall Street is the investor relations department," Steve Bannon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tacomaman View Post
    I am old enough to remember when Wal Mart was just taking off. There were "Buy American" banners hanging in every store.

    What happened? Simple. Sam Walton died and a "profit at all" cost CEO took over. The rest is Chinese capitalistic history.
    Walmart sent messages to their vendors telling them if they want to stay on their vendors list, they will move operations to China. Walmart has a huge hand in our companies moving to china. They also used their political power to get tax breaks for moving. American workers paid to have their jobs moved abroad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordberg View Post
    Walmart sent messages to their vendors telling them if they want to stay on their vendors list, they will move operations to China. Walmart has a huge hand in our companies moving to chains. They also used their political power to get tax breaks for moving. American workers paid to have their jobs moved abroad.
    Sad & true..........

    "Corporate America today is the lobbying arm of the Chinese Communist Party and Wall Street is the investor relations department," Steve Bannon.

    "Tell the truth, I think, for a change," Carter told MSNBC when asked what advice he would give Trump.

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