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Old 06-15-2009, 07:17 AM
 
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China holds at least $800 billion in US Treasuries. We want to sell them even more paper.....why do you think Geithner went to Beijing the other day?
haha China is our supreme leader
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Old 06-18-2009, 09:25 AM
 
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Default HOW does one know if a home was built using this?

THAT'S the question.
Someone mentioned Lennar Homes-- how do you know? (I mean, it's not like Lennar or any builder, for that matter, will admit to it.) Is it becoming like the lead paint disclaimer/disclosure requirement? I know of a Lennar commty. near Gainesville that I was eyeing a few years back and I'd be interested in knowing if that commty. used this inferior Chinese drywall.

Guess I could drive through the commty. and ask residents if they've been getting sick, particularly respiratory illnesses.
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Old 06-18-2009, 10:06 AM
 
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Lennar is based in Miami, FL--that is the link. We know this mess started in Florida. They would be suspect, to say the least.

Heritage Hunt in Gainesville was built by US Homes (bought by Lennar). Most of that area was built before the drywall scandal. However, I would check it out. BTW, the energy bills in those homes are sky high. That's what I would be worried about. It was costing my parents double to heat in Heritage Hunt, what it cost them to heat in a 1994 NVR Home, of larger size. Nice community, though.
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Old 06-19-2009, 10:09 PM
 
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Chinese dry walls are extremely dangerous for your health. Please read about it Florida Forum.
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Old 06-20-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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KNAUF/Germany is now at the center of several law suits.

"The media is putting a China-bashing slant on this piece of news. While itís true that China has a tendency to produce inferior or toxic products, the Knauf drywall case illustrates a much bigger issue. A western (German) manufacturer has toxic drywall made in China, but avoids taking responsibility for the quality of the product. Money-hungry American builders buy the stuff in bulk and create instant suburbs, but donít claim responsibility for QAing the materials they buy. Home-hungry Americans flock into reasonably-priced homes without a second thought regarding the safety and integrity of the structures.
This isnít a China issue, itís an everyone issue. This is what happens when manufacturers and builders rush their processes in order to squeeze out maximal profits. Once again, weíre paying retroactively for a communal lack of foresight."

http://www.businesspundit.com/knauf-...-in-us-history (broken link)
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