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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted October 26, 2011 - 01:31 PM

This is an email that I got and found it to be very interesting. ....


A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that
while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very
much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the
following, obviously written by a good American . . .

This probably sounds crazy, but just yesterday I was in Wal Mart
looking for a wastebasket. I found some made in China for $6.99. I
didn't want to pay that much so I asked the lady if they had any others. She
took me to another department and they had some at $2.50 made in USA.
They are just as good.

Same as a kitchen rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some
made in the USA and they were $3.00 cheaper. We are being brain washed
that everything that comes from China and Mexico is cheaper. Not so.
That is also why I don't buy cards at Hallmark anymore. They are made in
China and are expensive. I buy them at Dollar Tree....50 cents each
and made in USA.

Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe's the
other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at
the hose attachments... They were all made in China .
The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I
checked the hose attachments there.
They were made in USA. Start looking .....

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or
do affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email,
I think this lady is on the right track.. Let's get behind her!

My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is
marked made in Mexico now.
I do not buy it any more.

My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico... Now I have
switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything....
Good idea . . .. One light bulb at a time . . ..

This past weekend I was at Kroger . .. . I needed 60W light
bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets.
I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I
normally buy was an off-brand labeled, " Everyday Value ..." I picked up
both types of bulbs and compared the stats they were the same except
For the price . . . The GE bulbs were more money than the
Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the
fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in -
get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland , Ohio.
So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use
every day that are made right here...

So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets... Yep, you guessed
it, Bounce cost more money and is made in Canada... The Everyday Value
brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and
the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using
for years and at almost half the price!

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop
for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA -
the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your
address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a
time! Stop buying from overseas companies!

(We should have awakened a decade ago....)

Let's get with the program and help our fellow Americans keep
their jobs and create more jobs here in the USA ...
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Posted October 26, 2011 - 01:44 PM

Thanks for passing that along Ray. I might start checking some of those labels. I do know that there are occasions I consciously buy non USA products, but only if they are on sale.

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Posted October 26, 2011 - 02:16 PM

It seems everything you pick up today is made in China or Taiwan. I think the reason that stores sell foreign made goods is to maximize profit and not because there is no domestic made alternative. You have to watch out for the labelling as well. If only final assembly or packaging is done locally you may still find most of the materials and work being done off shore.

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Posted October 26, 2011 - 02:30 PM

Thats a great idea - only problem is that little "made in the USA" tag can lie. I used to work in a factory right here in town and my job was in the shipping department. I would unlaod the import containers, remove all "made in Japan" tags and install "made in th USA" tags, rebox and ship the items out UPS in boxes boldly marked with the local companys name/logo. This was long enough ago it was Japan instead of China like today would be.

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Posted October 26, 2011 - 03:19 PM

Thanks for posting that Ray. I try to look for USA made products. We need to keep jobs here. Buy American.

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Posted October 26, 2011 - 03:27 PM

This must be pretty old since the government doesnt allow halogen bulb sales in the US and put those factories under. All of the "green" bulbs are made in China because they have so many hazardous materials

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Posted October 26, 2011 - 03:36 PM

Thats a great idea - only problem is that little "made in the USA" tag can lie. I used to work in a factory right here in town and my job was in the shipping department. I would unlaod the import containers, remove all "made in Japan" tags and install "made in th USA" tags, rebox and ship the items out UPS in boxes boldly marked with the local companys name/logo. This was long enough ago it was Japan instead of China like today would be.



I'm not positive, but pretty sure that practice was made illegal a long time ago.

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Posted October 26, 2011 - 04:17 PM

Also "Made in USA" covers things that are just assembled here & products made in US territories! Big business's are masters at misleading consumers! :mad2: ~~ grnspot

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Posted October 26, 2011 - 07:16 PM

Thanks for posting this Ray.

Thats a great idea - only problem is that little "made in the USA" tag can lie. I used to work in a factory right here in town and my job was in the shipping department. I would unlaod the import containers, remove all "made in Japan" tags and install "made in th USA" tags, rebox and ship the items out UPS in boxes boldly marked with the local companys name/logo. This was long enough ago it was Japan instead of China like today would be.


I'm not positive, but pretty sure that practice was made illegal a long time ago.


I believe that the law states you must perform a minimum of 3 processes on the "widget" before you can mark it made in USA.

Also "Made in USA" covers things that are just assembled here & products made in US territories! Big business's are masters at misleading consumers! :mad2: ~~ grnspot


I work in a galvanizing mill right here in Western PA. We buy steel from Russia and coat it with Zinc from Brazil...and you guessed it...we stamp it "Made in USA"

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 10:25 PM

The way I see it is even if the "Made In The USA" doesn't mean that it is 100 percent produced in the US, at least some of it is providing jobs right here at home.

With a "Made Anywhere Else" on it than you're guaranteed that is it has not provided a single job here in the US.

I feel that the more we buy "USA" the more will be produced in the "USA".

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Posted October 30, 2011 - 11:51 PM

Ray I hear where your coming from and I agree. But I also believe there is more to the story. It takes many many Americans to support and transport each item that is sold in this country no matter where it is made. I know several engineers who make excellent livings designing and supporting imported products. It involves a long list of trained and untrained people to get these products to the consumer and support those items after the sale. I'm afraid if the imports were to be curtailed quickly that it would create a strain on our society that would take decades to rectify. I would love to see more things made in good old USA but the changes would have to be made very carefully or the consequences could be disastrous. The trip down this slide has been long and slow and the climb back up will be just as long.

Edited by Cvans, October 31, 2011 - 12:33 AM.





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