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The-Cynic Donating Member (49 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-22-05 04:17 PM
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36. American Made?
I had some American made Jasmine Rice last nite, my first nite back in the US since I left to serve in the UN peace corps (cough, cough, peace, cough, cough, we had big guns).....anyway, the rice was horrible, it really was. American made rice is one thing, yes, but now cars, and appliances? Come on, that would save too much money, create a balanced import/export reciept and overall it would just be horrible enough---it'd create jobs! American jobs!

That's too much, the truth is, and I'm getting off topic to say this, but the days of the factory laborour are over here in america, now if you don't have a college (4 year) degree, your better off giving up and filing for welfare (but that'll be gone in 4 years, thank you George W!), so tying this back to the topic, its not the way things are going as you put it. Things and goods to be built are out but they are coming in---only already assembled, the only real grip we have on our auto production in America is how it gets to the dealer from the warehouse, (American Truckers).

American Made, thats' the biggest joke, you know what? The label that says American Made was probably made in America but if you peel that sticker back, you'll find a stamped print "Made Somewhere Else".

And thats it.
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  -U.S. buyers more open to foreign cars, survey says Algorem  Dec-13-05 07:30 AM   #0 
  - GM bet the farm on bigger and bigger SUVs. While Toyota  lectrobyte   Dec-13-05 07:34 AM   #1 
  - Ding ding! Winner!  Ready4Change   Dec-13-05 08:30 AM   #7 
  - The management of the American automakers....  sendero   Dec-13-05 08:48 AM   #11 
     - Boy, ya got that right.  PurityOfEssence   Dec-13-05 09:56 AM   #17 
        - And, they make crap cars.  howmad1   Dec-18-05 06:38 PM   #33 
           - My GM American cars have all been great. 40 years of cars, including  SharonAnn   Dec-24-05 09:56 PM   #45 
           - We've had nothing but Hondas and Toyotas since about then  InsultComicDog   Jan-03-06 10:28 AM   #51 
  - But that's really just part of the story  lastliberalintexas   Jan-03-06 01:22 PM   #55 
  - Duh. You mean quality matters? damn. never would have guessed.  antifaschits   Dec-13-05 07:35 AM   #2 
  - Similar experience. Ranger started falling apart at 75k miles.  tabasco   Dec-13-05 08:41 AM   #10 
  - Maybe you should have...  sendero   Dec-13-05 08:50 AM   #12 
  - VW Golf series 1 through 3  Mokito   Dec-13-05 10:13 AM   #18 
     - My EX had an early 80's...  sendero   Dec-13-05 12:10 PM   #25 
  - They still make 'em.  Tesha   Dec-13-05 11:22 AM   #20 
  - repug friend bought a big GM SUV---nothing but problems from the beginning  wordpix   Dec-13-05 11:47 AM   #21 
  - I have a Honda...  Dissent Is Patriotic   Dec-13-05 07:42 AM   #3 
  - Yep. Count me in.  Orsino   Dec-13-05 08:34 AM   #8 
  - ditto--love my 40 mpg Civic  wordpix   Dec-13-05 11:48 AM   #22 
  - What exactly is a foreign car any more any how?  Sentinel Chicken   Dec-13-05 07:57 AM   #4 
  - Is a Dodge Charger an American car? After all, the company  lectrobyte   Dec-13-05 08:04 AM   #5 
  - Indeed  InsultComicDog   Jan-03-06 10:29 AM   #52 
  - My Toyota Tundra was assembled in Alabama, the engine in CA.  oc2002   Dec-13-05 08:18 AM   #6 
  - Assembled --- NOT made :)  ny_liberal   Dec-23-05 07:55 PM   #38 
     - then isn't Ford made in Mexico?  orangepeel68   Jan-03-06 10:32 AM   #54 
  - I used to have a buy american policy for years to support the us worker  8643   Dec-13-05 08:38 AM   #9 
  - Don't hold back..  sendero   Dec-13-05 08:52 AM   #13 
  - alot of people think american institutions are bs now in general  natrat   Dec-13-05 08:54 AM   #14 
  - Beware of where that worker is at!  IndianaGreen   Dec-18-05 06:42 PM   #34 
  - and in other news, Ford announcing the Everest, "super sized SUV"  lectrobyte   Dec-13-05 09:10 AM   #15 
  - just waiting for the landslide off the mountain.  antifaschits   Dec-13-05 09:40 AM   #16 
  - Is that Galaxy-class or Sovereign-class?  trogdor   Dec-13-05 10:51 AM   #19 
  - another gas guzzler, unless you need something like this for your work  wordpix   Dec-13-05 11:49 AM   #23 
  - and in still in other news.  Sentinel Chicken   Dec-13-05 11:51 AM   #24 
     - i thought GM was bankrupt - but not a problem when you're outsourcing  wordpix   Dec-13-05 12:35 PM   #26 
        - They need relief from their pension obligations ..  Sentinel Chicken   Dec-13-05 02:00 PM   #27 
           - Gee, how perfect for them.  Jamison   Dec-13-05 04:28 PM   #28 
           - not outsource - build small cars that sell there  antifaschits   Dec-14-05 07:25 PM   #29 
           - let them sell their cars to their cars in india  8643   Dec-24-05 07:15 AM   #40 
  - I swore I never would buy a Toyota a couple years ago  doc03   Dec-14-05 10:27 PM   #30 
  - Wow...  SuperWonk   Dec-18-05 01:52 PM   #31 
     - There is an entire generation here completely fooled by marketing  DainBramaged   Dec-23-05 11:01 PM   #39 
        - Lets see here,  William Bloode   Dec-24-05 08:39 AM   #42 
        - I have only owned Chevrolet's since 1977 (except for Turbo Regal)  DainBramaged   Dec-24-05 10:18 AM   #43 
           - they are building in canada due to health care and education.  ret5hd   Dec-24-05 02:06 PM   #44 
        - Excuse me, my Toyota was built in Fremont California  doc03   Dec-28-05 07:36 PM   #48 
           - My Avalon  InsultComicDog   Jan-03-06 10:32 AM   #53 
  - Affordable, fuel efficient, aesthetically pleasing car is what I would buy  NNguyenMD   Dec-18-05 06:23 PM   #32 
  - I think...  SuperWonk   Dec-22-05 03:59 PM   #35 
     - American Made?  The-Cynic   Dec-22-05 04:17 PM   #36 
        - My '87 Camry has 233,000 miles on it now...  benEzra   Dec-23-05 01:01 PM   #37 
  - I want the SMART CAR!!!  4dsc   Dec-24-05 07:26 AM   #41 
  - Yes, but...  SuperWonk   Dec-28-05 02:13 PM   #46 
  - I tried ... I really tried ...  GregW   Dec-28-05 02:56 PM   #47 
  - You really seem to have fell off the wagon...  SuperWonk   Jan-03-06 07:11 AM   #49 
     - No... and Not Even Close  stepnw1f   Jan-08-06 01:53 PM   #58 
  - His and her Toyotas here and no problems with them since the  apple_ridge   Jan-03-06 10:20 AM   #50 
  - Candidate for this month's "You Call This NEWS?" award  rocknation   Jan-03-06 01:25 PM   #56 
     - My point is...  SuperWonk   Jan-08-06 01:36 PM   #57 

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