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OP/ED: Boycotting China: Despite The Apparent Futility, My Family Will Try

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posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 08:23 PM
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Well, the outsourcing of American jobs it is something I blame corporations, not the government, of doing.

In this case i think corporations should begin to bring back the jobs to the US, instead of helping communist regimes and helping these big corporations make more money because of the slaves that are used in communist, some socialist countries, and other underdeveloped countries.




posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 08:47 PM
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Fredt,

I'm with you on this.
Now, convince the wife. Will you talk to her? LOL

I really get POed when I see all the made in china labels on things.

I managed to NOT shop at Wal-Mart, for Christmas. I did a lot of Local buying as well, over the Christmas season..

Funny thing..I am wearing one of those green rubber "support our troops" bracelets that the USO was selling through 7-11 stores..dang thing was made in China..LOL

It's tough to NOT buy things made in China..But, if you read the labels, it's possible to reduce the number of goods. It may be a drop in the bucket, but lots of drops could empty that "made in China" bucket..



posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 08:51 PM
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I blame free trade and efficiency for the lower prices and increased buying power us Americans are cursed with.

Why, just the other day my dollar bought twice as much as it used to, and that despite the devaluation of the currency that the papers are convinced I should have a freakin' coronary over.

It's an outrage, I tell you!

It's almost as if world economics were improving the lives of everyone they touch, and God knows, we can't have that, can we?

Guess what those kids were doing before they worked for Nike? Prostitution and begging. God forbid we should come between some European tourist and his twelve-year-old sweetheart.


Be mindful of what you condemn. There are reasons why things are the way they are, and *gasp*, they might even be good reasons.

Ahh, but the fact that I'm not pissed off about the global economy must mean I'm one of them, right? You know: the Illuminati or the New World Order, or the Zeta Reticuloids, or the Nazis in the Hollow Earth or whatever the frack.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the truth is that the sky is not falling, but rather that people are doing what they have done since money was invented -- and before: looking for the best deals.

Stop the freakin' presses. This news is only about twenty thousand years old.



posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 08:55 PM
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Majic,

I want to see those 20,000 year old Nike's.


What bothers me is that this particular trade with China, is financing communism, and a potential new superpower.
I do admire their "long term planning"..Something a homogeneous society is much better at.



posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by factfinder38
But there is a few problems with the list. I will just take 1 manufacture and that would be Harley Davidson, nothing against Harley because I love Harleys and what they are about but you must understand what is going on. You must look at componets and subcomponets to see the truth because while the main componets are made in America the majority of the small parts are getting farmed out to china and other 3rd world countries. This is not done by Harley as much as their suppliers because then the parts come back are assembled into on unit and called made in America. If you would like to know the real irony of this call the PACE international Union and ask them why when their members buy PACE Union products they are made in China, Hati or some other slave labor country then brought back to get the Union lable put on them that says made in America? The biggest Union in the country is not above the corprate greed syndrome but then again I have seen their offices,cars and homes.


Factfinder you seem to miss the whole point here. This is not about buying products that have foreign parts. Everyone understands that some parts are made in other countries. The point is to buy products that at least are made in part in the US, thus creating more jobs for Americans or whatever country you live in.

If you have not read my post post in this thread, I suggest you do so, perhaps then you can understand what we have been saying.



posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 09:30 PM
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Originally posted by Muaddib
In this case i think corporations should begin to bring back the jobs to the US, instead of helping communist regimes and helping these big corporations make more money because of the slaves that are used in communist, some socialist countries, and other underdeveloped countries.


Actually some have brought back jobs to the US. Lionel trains set a plant up in Mexico to make model trains only to find out they could not make them the same as Americans. They then moved back to Michigan.

Also Panasonic is now assembling TVs in america because of increase labor cost in some countries.

I am sure there are others, I honestly do not know them all.


MrZ

posted on Jan, 17 2005 @ 07:56 AM
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Lets get back to topic, Fred's mainly talking about 'BOYCOTTING China' and not 'Buying American' or 'Boycotting the world (Except America)'.
America refering to USA

[edit on 17-1-2005 by MrZ]



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