Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:09 am

I didn't have to spend hours on the phone with some chinese speaking babbling idiot


:) :D :)

For Mandarin, I recommend Rosetta Stone. ;)


:) :D :) :D

M&J and Yanche, good info, thanks.
Wood'nCoal
 
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:49 pm

My Harley has Japanese suspension, gauges & electronics.

My Polaris has German fuel-injection components & Japanese electronics.

My new Chevy was built in Canada of Canadian & asian parts.

In 40 years, we'll be a minority.

& everyone is going "green" & soft & turning into spoiled pampered poodles.

I'm glad I don't have any kids.......hopefully won't ever, for their sake.

When I'm in my 80's, this place is going to be royally *censored*. Hopefully those scientists with the atom-smasher will screw something up & get that black hole started -- I don't want to see this place in 50 years! :shock:
SMITTY
 
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: vtec350 On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:03 pm

SMITTY wrote:In 40 years, we'll be a minority.



We're almost there now my friend :mad2: :annoyed: :mad3:
vtec350
 
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: e.alleg On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:11 pm

The way to turn it around is to stop buying from big box stores and shop local or start making things yourself. Drive an old car, make your own clothes, grow your own food, use USA made coal boilers. Stop buying imported *censored* you don't need. End of rant, next paragraph is my boot rant.

Redwing shoes are an embarrassment to USA quality. I bought a USA made pair, cost me $289.99 (well not really as they were on sale) but I said hell it's worth it for quality USA made boots. They lasted 6 months before the sole fell apart. $39.99 Brahma boots from Walmart last the same time, 6 months. That's a hard sell. The Irish Setters by Redwing are made in Taiwan or somewhere and they last much longer, but to be fair I only wear the Irish Setters in the winter so there's less stress on them. Danner's are good boots, they last a year and are comfortable from day 1 until day 365. I have some Gortex Army boots which will last forever but I can't stand to wear them as they hurt too much. I am going to buy me a pair of Matterhorn coal miner boots next, they should last.
e.alleg
 
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Re: Welcome To The People's Republic Of America

PostBy: coalmeister On: Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:32 pm

Remember when Walmart was"Buy American"? They almost went bankrupt, consultants pointed out the problem, their stuff cost too much so they went to China in mass. The rest is history. (There was an interesting PBS piece on this)

We buy steel cutting tools for our business, in the catalog one column is import, the other U.S. Same tool, just twice the money. It's tough when your customers are alway forcing cost reductions down your throat to always buy American.

The real problem is China wanted to join the World Trade Organization and when you do you must let your currency float. They did not because they wanted to keep their stuff cheap, and our government (including Clinton) never called them on it because they like cheap *censored* flooding our market for 2 reasons: 1) cheap *censored* keeps inflation low which in turn keeps their borrowing costs low for there ongoing spending spree and 2) They like to keep the Chinese flush with Yankee dollars so they have a steady flow to borrow, to fund their pork, to keep getting re elected. Comes full circle, back to power.

Why the founding fathers did not institute term limits I will never know...Fatal error in my book.
coalmeister
 
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