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Old 12-12-2011, 05:37 PM   #1
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today, walking in NYC I noticed every manhole reads "NYC sewer" and under that it says made in India
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:40 PM   #2
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today, walking in NYC I noticed every manhole reads "NYC sewer" and under that it says made in India
I thought NYC was a sewer.
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:54 PM   #3
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And the taxis are made by Nissan. Sad stuff.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:05 PM   #4
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That's what happens in a global market environment. We are still the richest country in the world.
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Old 12-12-2011, 06:31 PM   #5
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EPA forced all the foundries in the USA to close. They weren't green enough. Now Pittsburgh administers medical plans instead of making steel.
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:47 PM   #6
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Old 12-12-2011, 09:25 PM   #7
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today, walking in NYC I noticed every manhole reads "NYC sewer" and under that it says made in India
Well, that's the american way..

We've been screwed for quite a while now.. Where have you been?
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:36 PM   #8
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you hammered the nail!!!! i live here in the burgh..5 minutes over the hill from my house is homestead PA..they often say wwII was won in homestead because of the steel for tanks and such that was produced there. you know what sits on the site of one of the most important steel mills in history?...a shopping plaza. all low paying retail jobs that dont produce anything. all that is left is the stacks in this picture. local leadership has destroyed this city and forced the tax base to the suburbs. they are more interested in building stadiums and bringing in casinos rather than real manufacturing. heinz ketchup isnt made here anymore either, they turned that factory into loft apartments. PPG is here but not with the same footprint, same with alcoa..
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"Welcome to america, here's your welfare check, subsidized housing, tax exemption, food stamps, oh wait, you're already american? Sorry, only immigrants get the perks."
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"Welcome to america, here's your welfare check, subsidized housing, tax exemption, food stamps, oh wait, you're already american? Sorry, only immigrants get the perks."
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Old 12-13-2011, 10:02 AM   #11
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you hammered the nail!!!! i live here in the burgh..5 minutes over the hill from my house is homestead PA..they often say wwII was won in homestead because of the steel for tanks and such that was produced there. you know what sits on the site of one of the most important steel mills in history?...a shopping plaza. all low paying retail jobs that dont produce anything. all that is left is the stacks in this picture. local leadership has destroyed this city and forced the tax base to the suburbs. they are more interested in building stadiums and bringing in casinos rather than real manufacturing. heinz ketchup isnt made here anymore either, they turned that factory into loft apartments. PPG is here but not with the same footprint, same with alcoa..
And all those stores in the mall sell stuff made overseas!! That is so wrong! Like Earl Pitts said Wake Up America!!!
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Old 12-14-2011, 11:03 AM   #12
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The reason there is so many products made off shore is because the company and the stock holders make more money. It is not that they were not making money having the product made in the US or Can its just that they could make more with a off shore factory. Look at the knock off ebrock head and intake. It's a race to the bottom, trade is fine but we do not have trade we have made in China.
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http://www.stillmadeinusa.com/

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Old 12-14-2011, 06:00 PM   #14
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I try to buy only Can and US made products but they are making it harder every day
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It's scary to me, the ridiculous things that people concern themselves with, things that never a second thought was given to when we were fighting for our lives in WWII. It's good I suppose when things are safe enough and stable enough that people can argue about ridiculous and unimportant things, but slowly, our capacity to actually produce things that could be used to defend ourselves is being shipped overseas to the very countries that we may someday need to defend ourselves against. "Be prepared" isn't a paranoid statement, it's just good practice, and when we don't make anything here anymore, particularly raw materials, how prepared can we be? The politicians who fought to shut down our industry because it wasn't "green" enough will be the first ones to point fingers when we're caught completely unable to defend ourselves. I only hope that I don't live to see this day.
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Old 12-26-2011, 09:51 AM   #16
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Absolutely, Mike. We will have to ask China, Korea, etc. if it is OK to go to war next time, or they might cut off their production of our war materiel. We will be green, except for what the wind carries to our shores from the air over the countries that make our stuff in far dirtier ways than we did.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:24 AM   #17
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we as consumers need to take control and demand "made in the usa" That will be the only way to change the situation which corporate america has created
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:24 AM   #18
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we as consumers need to take control and demand "made in the usa" That will be the only way to change the situation which corporate america has created
You might better look at the US laws on trade first.
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Old 12-28-2011, 11:36 AM   #19
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Until our fearless legislators change the laws, and President Ron Paul (could that happen?) abolishes the EPA, we can't make stuff here.
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