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Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by sx1skeet, Apr 3, 2010.

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  1. sx1skeet

    sx1skeet TS Member

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    I have seen this many time but some have not. One Light Bulb at a Time. A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American . Good idea .. . one light bulb at a time . Check this out . I can verify this because I was in Lowes the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments . They were all made in China . The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in USA . Start looking . In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job . So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track . Let's get behind her! My grandson likes Hershey's candy . I noticed, though, that it is marked made in Mexico now.. I do not buy it any more. My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico ... now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything . This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets . I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value . " I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price .. The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland , Ohio . So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here . So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets . .. . yep, you guessed it, bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA ! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price! My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors! If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies! (We should have awakened a decade ago .. . .. . . . )Let's get with the program . . . .. help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the U . S . A .I Passed this on ......... will you ??????? I believe if it is made in the USA the UPC begins with 0. Products made in Puerto Rico are also considered USA.
     
  2. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    I do this. There's not always an alternative, but more often than you might realize, you really do have a choice.



    I suspect the "Brand" names have higher marketing cost, and as a result, sometimes the difference has to be made up with cheap labor.
     
  3. dhip

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    Interesting.but where were these ideas when american Auto makers were sinking,Unions got blamed there,now people have had to move to different states because of plant closings,some even on here have to travel back and forth to families.If the auto industry was supported the same way as suggested for light bulbs,maybe more plants would still be running.But ,,go ahead,buy your runaway Toyota's and so on.Can't hurt anymore than Obamaism.
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    So... Remington and Mossberg shotguns for everyone here, no more P or K guns?
     
  5. no5shooter

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    heh, heh, heh. Good one, Brian. And dhip, are you old enough to remember when nearly all American cars were crap compared to Hondas and Toyotas? I happen to agree with Buy American, including our cars, but there was a time when the cars we made were shameful by comparison. And don't get me started on unions, we just won't even go there!
     
  6. Frank C

    Frank C Well-Known Member

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    Sadly I walked around Bass Pro Shop the other day and was hardpressed to find any product made in the USA while looking at clothing, it was ALL made in either China, India or MExico....other trinkets etc were mostly Chinese....including most of the footwear. Sad.
     
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