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Old 06-23-2009, 02:35 PM
 
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I just hope you don't need to tear that little gold, oval "Made in China" sticker off of each one.


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Old 06-23-2009, 02:39 PM
 
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You want to buy America made, here's a start the next time you buy shoes!!!

New Balance: Made in The USA

I know we can argue about made in china, our wallets, lack of jobs and corporate greed, however, I think anifani821 is right on target (Her opinion I read with great respect). Stlterp, your comments are so full of holes, it creates a laundry list responses that you should start wearing a bridle. Buying local and American will make the ultimate difference and bring jobs back. Flame away, I can handle it.
Well, a couple of weeks ago I bought a new pair of Avia, they will be the last pair I own. Hello New Ballance!
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Old 06-23-2009, 02:55 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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However, as a nation, consumers want more for less...whether it's a coast-to-coast airfare for $199 or a new plasma TV for $1000 or a pair of jeans for $19.99. People talk a good game, but in the end for most consumers, it's about price.
Personally I liked it better when it cost more to fly and every flight was not sold to 105% of capacity.
Flying used to be fun, but it did cost a little more.

That $1000 plasma is basically engineered to be completely disposable.
My children will never know a 'TV Repairman' .
Sure things, might be cheaper, but nearly everything is made to be thrown in the dump.
Short term gain, long term loss.

FWIW those $19.99 jeans are made along side the $299.99 jeans.
I'm in the textile business and have seen it firsthand.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:19 PM
 
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Personally I liked it better when it cost more to fly and every flight was not sold to 105% of capacity.
Flying used to be fun, but it did cost a little more.

That $1000 plasma is basically engineered to be completely disposable.
My children will never know a 'TV Repairman' .
Sure things, might be cheaper, but nearly everything is made to be thrown in the dump.
Short term gain, long term loss.

FWIW those $19.99 jeans are made along side the $299.99 jeans.
I'm in the textile business and have seen it firsthand.
Don't disagree with you at all. We have replaced quality with quantity, and long term with short term. Part of it is that change comes so quickly that things become "obsolete" much faster - but part of it is also mentality of having the latest & greatest. We want it all, but don't want to pay for it (or at least be able to have 12 months no payment, and worry about it later)
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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I love it!!! I started a thread that has gone on for 7 pages

Getting back to the original point of the thread, it is appaling that our local grocery stores are carrying food products made in China.

I just don't get it....
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Old 06-23-2009, 05:59 PM
 
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I love it!!! I started a thread that has gone on for 7 pages

Getting back to the original point of the thread, it is appaling that our local grocery stores are carrying food products made in China.

I just don't get it....
I guess we did go a tiny bit off the OP.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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IF we brought manufacturing BACK to the US..more people would have jobs, unemployment wuold be down, our economy would be better because those people could afford to purchase goods/items. If we continue to take things overseas we are lacking self sufficiency and bowing to other's demands...
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I try to avoid all foods made in China...

even at Asian grocery stores, I try to go with Japanese or Korean made goods
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Old 06-26-2009, 07:13 AM
 
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...and Converse is not. I can't even buy a pair of Chuck Taylors without feeling like I've sold out. I would have bought these... http://www.damnilikethat.com/wp-cont...star-diner.jpg Keds and their Green Label, "Made of 100% organic cotton using non-toxic inks and dyes" is made in China as well. http://74.125.47.132/search?q=cache:...ient=firefox-a


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Originally Posted by Shamwow! View Post
You want to buy America made, here's a start the next time you buy shoes!!!

New Balance: Made in The USA

I know we can argue about made in china, our wallets, lack of jobs and corporate greed, however, I think anifani821 is right on target (Her opinion I read with great respect). Stlterp, your comments are so full of holes, it creates a laundry list responses that you should start wearing a bridle. Buying local and American will make the ultimate difference and bring jobs back. Flame away, I can handle it.
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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I really love China as a country. It is such an interesting and dynamic place, and the history is fascinating. That said, I support locally grown food. I really don't care if the food comes from China, Mexico, Chile, etc. I think it is environmentally irresponsible to ship food that far. I like knowing that my food is grown in a sustainable way, so I also support local community farms for that reason.
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