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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091015/...hinese_drywall

    Just to add a new wrinkle to the foreclosure disaster.

    In just the past year or so, Chinese products with dismal quality control have poisoned our pets, put lead paint in children's toys, and are making brand new homes uninsurable.

    Lordy, the Chinese must be laughing at us all the way to the bank.
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    I avoid Walmart like the plague!
    It's such a shame that in the USA, defending Liberty has become such a heroic deed.

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    Had a windshield replaced lately?

    Did you ask the country of origin?

    China < $200, OEM > $500+.

    Are we are own worst enemy?

    You might avoid Walmart, but you'll not avoid the corporate sell-out of our country.

    Left or Right, we're all to blame.

    We 'Always sell for Less, Always'.

    Like as has been cited here before,

    "We may not always get what we want, but we may just get what we deserve."

    When you point a finger, remember...three point back at you.

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    I avoid Walmart as well. I try not to buy any Chinese made goods. I try to buy American made products whenever possible. However, in certain products, all you can find is "made in China". So many companies have moved their manufacturing to China, it's hard to find American made goods. It's sad we're really not making anything in America any more. We're only hurting ourselves in the long run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackstone View Post
    I avoid Walmart as well. I try not to buy any Chinese made goods. I try to buy American made products whenever possible. However, in certain products, all you can find is "made in China". So many companies have moved their manufacturing to China, it's hard to find American made goods. It's sad we're really not making anything in America any more. We're only hunting ourselves in the long run.
    In case you missed this on the joke thread:

    Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending your stimulus check wisely:

    * If you spend the stimulus money at Wal-Mart, the money will go to China .
    * If you spend it on gasoline, your money will go to the Arabs.
    * If you purchase a computer, it will go to India .
    * If you purchase fruit and vegetables, it will go to Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala .
    * If you buy a car, it will go to Japan .
    * If you purchase useless stuff, it will go to Taiwan .
    * If you pay your credit cards off, or buy stock, it will go to management bonuses and they will hide it offshore.
    Instead, keep the money in America by:

    1 spending it at yard sales, or
    2 going to ball games, or
    3 spending it on prostitutes, or
    4 beer or
    5 tattoos.
    (These are the only American businesses still operating in the US .)
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    So- go to a ball game with a tattooed prostitute that you meet at a yard sale, and drink beer!

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    I always wanted a classic Woolrich hunting coat like my Grandfather had from back in the late '30s. When I finally finished school, etc and could afford one, I was disappointed when I got it home and found "Made in China" on the label. Didn't bother to check, as I thought this was an American stalwart. I hope I don't understand this economy we're in very well....because if I do, I think we're in big trouble.

    There's more advertisements for drugs, and for lawyers asking if you've ever taken any of those drugs, to call him because you're entitled to money, than there are for anything made in America.
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