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salguine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-02-10 07:21 PM
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29. Please tell me what GMA*B is. I have severe acronym fatigue.
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  -Feds: Homes with Chinese drywall must be gutted supernova  Apr-02-10 03:33 PM   #0 
  - "We want families to tear it all out and rebuild...."  DJ13   Apr-02-10 03:39 PM   #1 
  - Where is China's responsibility in this? They send hazardous products  cutlassmama   Apr-02-10 03:41 PM   #2 
  - That's what I'd like to know  supernova   Apr-02-10 03:45 PM   #4 
  - exactly what i was going to say.  DesertFlower   Apr-02-10 08:04 PM   #38 
     - Under normal circumstances I completely agree with you but  Old Time Pagan   Apr-02-10 10:44 PM   #62 
        - Isn't drywall from China basically compressed coal ash!  Lost4words   Apr-03-10 03:21 PM   #87 
           - These days EVERYONE makes drywall from fly ash  jmowreader   Apr-03-10 05:48 PM   #91 
           - You're forgetting when this happened  Old Time Pagan   Apr-03-10 09:13 PM   #94 
  - Theres a protocol to follow in this kind of situation  DJ13   Apr-02-10 03:54 PM   #5 
  - Problem is, in Florida half those builders are either in bankruptcy  flvegan   Apr-02-10 04:32 PM   #11 
     - At that point suing the wholesaler is the only option  DJ13   Apr-02-10 05:03 PM   #15 
  - Would banning anything toxic from China be a "non-tariff trade barrier"  blue97keet   Apr-02-10 03:56 PM   #6 
  - We banned imports from a Chinese company, Norinco, in the mid nineties  tburnsten   Apr-03-10 06:10 PM   #92 
     - That was the late 80's  michreject   Apr-04-10 09:02 AM   #96 
        - My bad on the date  tburnsten   Apr-04-10 09:35 AM   #97 
        - On second glance, I'm not sure I was wrong  tburnsten   Apr-04-10 10:55 PM   #103 
           - Interesting.  michreject   Apr-05-10 09:03 AM   #104 
              - The restrictions signed by Bush 41 was the 922(r) import ban  tburnsten   Apr-05-10 12:24 PM   #111 
  - No kidding!  zonkers   Apr-02-10 05:38 PM   # 
  - Remember all that propaganda about tort reform?  JDPriestly   Apr-02-10 08:45 PM   #45 
  - Right. Fist killing our pets, then the whole family. China is slowly killing us all way around.  glinda   Apr-02-10 11:40 PM   #67 
  - who was actually monitoring goods coming into the US?  Rosa Luxemburg   Apr-02-10 10:50 PM   #63 
  - The Buyer/Purchaser  One_Life_To_Give   Apr-05-10 12:46 PM   #112 
  - It's free-market forces in action.  Turbineguy   Apr-03-10 10:10 AM   #77 
  - Why do American companies continue to outsource labor there?  Threedifferentones   Apr-03-10 12:22 PM   #81 
  - We owe them so much money that...  snake in the grass   Apr-03-10 01:50 PM   #83 
  - China's economy is based in part on supplying substandard and hazardous products  marshall   Apr-04-10 06:45 PM   #100 
  - China Is Merely Doing What Wall St. Asks  NashVegas   Apr-05-10 11:03 AM   #108 
  - I think what we ought to do with Congress is tear it all out and rebuild.  salguine   Apr-02-10 07:19 PM   #28 
  - great idea. nt  DesertFlower   Apr-02-10 08:05 PM   #39 
  - And fumigate.  Golden Raisin   Apr-02-10 08:31 PM   #42 
  - The builders, if they haven't already, will declare bankruptcy and escape their responsibility.  TommyO   Apr-02-10 07:34 PM   #32 
  - and who pays for all of this?  CountAllVotes   Apr-02-10 03:42 PM   #3 
  - Do you own a mirror? n/t  Psephos   Apr-02-10 07:39 PM   #33 
  - Thanks to DU, we didn't buy this cr@P when we renovated a few years ago.  EFerrari   Apr-02-10 03:58 PM   #7 
  - HUGE amount of stress having that work done to begin with. But then to do it twice?  KittyWampus   Apr-02-10 04:01 PM   #8 
     - Your sig line is strangely relevant to this topic,  Bette Noir   Apr-02-10 04:07 PM   #9 
     - ah, the signature refers to Universal Principals. Want something built to last, do it right the  KittyWampus   Apr-02-10 05:38 PM   #18 
     - Seriously. That would be horrible.  EFerrari   Apr-02-10 09:21 PM   #54 
  - Fuckers  Richardo   Apr-02-10 04:13 PM   #10 
  - Agree 100% n/t  OhioChick   Apr-02-10 04:37 PM   #12 
  - This is a product of capitalism. Sell the people anything cheap for high profits  Xenotime   Apr-02-10 04:48 PM   #13 
  - And yet we'll see right-wing talking points about products from "Communist China,"  Ron Green   Apr-02-10 05:51 PM   #19 
  - Yep, and blaming China is ignoring the root problem  havocmom   Apr-02-10 05:55 PM   #21 
  - Why didn't retail buyers purchase US-made drywall?  Psephos   Apr-02-10 07:42 PM   #34 
     - 1) Because most of them were trade, not retail, buyers. nt  TheMadMonk   Apr-02-10 08:30 PM   #41 
     - The Wikipedia article on this is worth reading.  Psephos   Apr-02-10 08:44 PM   #44 
     - Simple: It was not there.  jmowreader   Apr-02-10 08:43 PM   #43 
        - thanks, good info n/t  Psephos   Apr-02-10 08:45 PM   #46 
  - Exactly; contaminated toys, corrosive drywall, whatever  bhikkhu   Apr-02-10 06:34 PM   #23 
  - Yes.....  Taverner   Apr-02-10 07:24 PM   #30 
  - many of the homes in florida  DesertFlower   Apr-02-10 08:07 PM   #40 
  - TARIFS TARIFS TARIFS, We could make drywall if we tried.  pundaint   Apr-02-10 04:49 PM   #14 
  - What do you mean, "could" make drywall?  jmowreader   Apr-02-10 09:07 PM   #50 
  - Link to class action lawsuit:  eppur_se_muova   Apr-02-10 05:24 PM   #16 
  - Has the source of the strontium sulfide ever been identified?  eppur_se_muova   Apr-02-10 05:36 PM   #17 
  - heard on local news wiring also has to be replaced....this is huge  Gin   Apr-02-10 05:54 PM   #20 
  - Does Chinese coal contain a lot of strontium? If so, there's your answer  jmowreader   Apr-02-10 09:20 PM   #53 
  - You need to write an article about this.  Stephanie   Apr-03-10 09:58 AM   #74 
  - That I don't know, but it seems likely.  eppur_se_muova   Apr-03-10 03:19 PM   #86 
     - Strontium is present in coal  jmowreader   Apr-04-10 05:06 PM   #98 
        - I haven't had any luck finding that info ... Chinese drywall contains both Sr and S, but ...  eppur_se_muova   Apr-04-10 06:42 PM   #99 
  - Another clearinghouse for status updates: CPSC Website  eppur_se_muova   Apr-03-10 02:59 PM   #85 
  - Yada yada. Am still waiting on the Class-action Petfood Lawsuit.  glinda   Apr-02-10 11:46 PM   #68 
  - Corrodes wiring, ducts, computers and doornobs . . . .  caseymoz   Apr-02-10 06:17 PM   #22 
  - The REAL irony would be if we were illegally invaded.  WinkyDink   Apr-02-10 06:44 PM   #27 
  - OMFG. How much?  nolabear   Apr-02-10 06:35 PM   #24 
  - Ummm..maybe we should stop all our manufacturing going to China?  lib2DaBone   Apr-02-10 06:36 PM   #25 
  - Will the Federal Govt PAY for these repairs? NO? Then GMA*B here.  WinkyDink   Apr-02-10 06:43 PM   #26 
  - Please tell me what GMA*B is. I have severe acronym fatigue.  salguine   Apr-02-10 07:21 PM   #29 
     - Give Me A &*%&^# Break.  WinkyDink   Apr-02-10 09:59 PM   #58 
  - China should pay for new homes for those affected. n/t  alp227   Apr-02-10 07:27 PM   #31 
  - just heard the drywall in hampton roads was made by a company  Gin   Apr-02-10 07:54 PM   #35 
  - In the long run the federal government may have to tell the homeowners...  Jkid   Apr-02-10 07:55 PM   #36 
  - If we have Chinese drywall I am going to abandon our home.  glinda   Apr-02-10 11:48 PM   #69 
  - I don't think tariffs are the solution  jdp349   Apr-02-10 08:00 PM   #37 
  - To hell with the WTO when it comes to consumer recourse.  blue97keet   Apr-02-10 08:56 PM   #48 
  - The steel in the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge  j420norcal   Apr-02-10 08:47 PM   #47 
  - We have Masonite siding...we're screwed too...ENOUGH!  CoffeeCat   Apr-02-10 08:57 PM   #49 
  - Here's the sickest part of the whole thing  jmowreader   Apr-02-10 09:41 PM   #56 
  - Not to mention many builders don't bother with sizing when wallpapering  Digit   Apr-02-10 10:30 PM   #61 
  - You said should have had 2x6 construction  MattBaggins   Apr-05-10 10:55 AM   #105 
  - As a Realtor (specifically a buyer's agent)...  Digit   Apr-02-10 10:26 PM   #59 
  - They call it hardboard because that's what it is  jmowreader   Apr-03-10 12:06 AM   #70 
     - It just gives the connotation that it is real SOLID wood...  Digit   Apr-03-10 02:09 AM   #71 
        - It does give that impression, true...  jmowreader   Apr-03-10 08:50 AM   #72 
  - Lets Back Away From Globalization & Laissez Faire  jobangles   Apr-02-10 10:26 PM   #60 
  - Nailed It! Trade policy is one of the biggest things causing our problems! Maybe  patrice   Apr-02-10 10:52 PM   #65 
  - There's nothing truly free about Laissez Faire Capitalism anyway.  patrice   Apr-02-10 11:29 PM   #66 
  - Welcome to DU!  Quantess   Apr-03-10 06:27 PM   #93 
  - Excellent post, worth of its own thread.  Dappleganger   Apr-05-10 12:52 PM   #113 
  - you talking about hardiplank?  elehhhhna   Apr-03-10 10:45 AM   #80 
     - Hardiplank is fiber cement  jmowreader   Apr-04-10 07:03 PM   #102 
        - Sawdust? I swear the crap on the side of my house is more like  MattBaggins   Apr-05-10 10:58 AM   #106 
           - It LOOKS like cardboard, but it's made out of sawdust  jmowreader   Apr-05-10 10:51 PM   #114 
  - Seems the USA is not getting the "good end" with cheap Chinese goods  Haole Girl   Apr-02-10 09:08 PM   #51 
  - Feds: House of Lies built with "Cheney's drywall" OK even if toxic to survival of Constitution  troubledamerican   Apr-02-10 09:13 PM   #52 
  - Drywall sucks. PLASTER!  HuckleB   Apr-02-10 09:30 PM   #55 
  - I'd agree, but there's a problem...  jmowreader   Apr-02-10 09:44 PM   #57 
     - That's probably true.  HuckleB   Apr-02-10 10:51 PM   #64 
     - That doesn't mean that there couldn't be plasterers there.  patrice   Apr-03-10 09:25 AM   #73 
        - its more expensive than drywall, I in NM we have gypsum all over!  Lost4words   Apr-03-10 10:09 AM   #76 
        - Do you see any straw-bale houses down there?  patrice   Apr-03-10 10:34 AM   #79 
           - they dont look much different from the outside, really. You forgot the used tires!  Lost4words   Apr-03-10 03:25 PM   #88 
        - That's not going to work in the plastering trade  jmowreader   Apr-04-10 06:55 PM   #101 
  - When PROFIT is THE only consideration, this happens every time.  Lost4words   Apr-03-10 10:07 AM   #75 
  - Free trade and deregulation! And the neo-libs still shout - long live the "free" market!  scentopine   Apr-03-10 10:19 AM   #78 
  - In the end, deregulation becomes more expensive to everyone  fascisthunter   Apr-03-10 01:35 PM   #82 
  - "How's that NAFTA SHAFTA workin' for yew?"  omega minimo   Apr-03-10 01:57 PM   #84 
  - What exactly does NAFTA have to do with imports from China?  tranche   Apr-03-10 03:35 PM   #89 
     - "What exactly does NAFTA have to do with imports from China?"  omega minimo   Apr-03-10 03:37 PM   #90 
        - We've got real drywall in New Mexico! Lots and Lots of it!  Lost4words   Apr-05-10 11:09 AM   #110 
  - Free Trade is so wonderful, innit?  Odin2005   Apr-04-10 07:45 AM   #95 
  - Dimes to doughnuts the taxpayer gets the bill for this. nt  Romulox   Apr-05-10 11:03 AM   #107 
  - And how will they get the cash to do a full gutting!  Lost4words   Apr-05-10 11:08 AM   #109 

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