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What does 'Merica make anymore? Everything that is 'Merican made is assembled in the US utilizing Chinese made parts.. In other words, made in China assembled in the USA...
Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I don't know. EVERYTHING I own that's Chinese, is crap.
Cant believe they can make anything that rivals America, or even Russia.
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by sonnny1
Something tells me the Central Committee in Beijing is just a bit more serious about quality control than the QC goobers on the Iphone assembly line or whatever widget the common factory is churning out by the thousands at pennies per copy. Just a hunch here....but China executes people for what we'd almost call routine matters. What would it be to see a major military system like an Aircraft Carrier fail at a bad moment? I think the wall people get stood up against would need replacing. They'd be shooting too many screw ups over that one and the people building it the first time through would surely know their fate if they cut corners on something of that importance.
It's just my hunch, as I said, but I really don't think China ITSELF tolerates the level of garbage they are happily peddling out to everyone else. Not the PLA/PLAN side of China, anyway.
Fool the Emperor to Cross the Sea
Moving about in the darkness and shadows, occupying isolated places, or hiding behind screens will only attract suspicious attention. To lower an enemy's guard you must act in the open hiding your true intentions under the guise of common every day activities.
Japanese Folk Tale
There once lived a Samurai who was plagued by a large and clever rat who had the run of the house. This annoyed the Samurai to no end so he went to the village to buy a cat. A street vendor sold him a cat that he said would catch the rat and indeed the cat looked trim and fit. But the rat was even quicker than the cat and after a week with no success the Samurai returned the cat. This time the vendor pulled out a large and grizzled cat and guaranteed that no rat could escape this master mouser. The rat knew enough to stay clear of this tough alley cat, but when the cat slept, the rat ran about. Half the day the rat would hide, but the other half he again had the run of the place. The Samurai brought the cat back to the vendor who shook his head in despair saying he had given the Samurai his best cat and there was nothing more he could do. Returning home with his money, the Samurai happened upon a monk and sought his advice. After hearing the Samurai's story the monk offered him the services of the cat that lived in the temple. The cat was old and fat and he scarcely seemed to notice when he was carried away by the doubtful Samurai. For two weeks the cat did little more than sleep all day and night. The Samurai wanted to give the cat back to the temple but the monk insisted he keep him a while longer assuring him the rat's days were close to an end. The rat became accustomed to the presence of the lazy old cat and was soon up to his old tricks even, on occasion, brazenly dancing around the old cat as he slept. Then one day, as the rat went about his business without any concern, he passed close by the cat - who swiftly struck out his paw and pinned the rat to the floor. The rat died instantly.