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BrklynLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-12-10 03:36 PM
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  -The era of cheap Chinese goods may be ending Contrary1  Jul-11-10 06:33 PM   #0 
  - Good! Save our jobs and save our landfills!  Duer 157099   Jul-11-10 06:36 PM   #1 
  - so exactly how do you make half a frizbee? and will it fly?  happygoluckytoyou   Jul-12-10 05:09 PM   #71 
  - +1!  mod mom   Jul-14-10 06:53 PM   #112 
  - Just saw one in my industry.  Wilms   Jul-11-10 06:37 PM   #2 
  - The cost of fuel alone will drive industries home. eom  Hello_Kitty   Jul-11-10 06:38 PM   #3 
  - Exactly, transportation cost will help make domestic production more competitive. That aided by  jody   Jul-11-10 06:56 PM   #13 
     - All that was needed would have been to put a price on carbon emissions equal to its damage  txlibdem   Jul-12-10 05:40 PM   #80 
  - cannot end soon enough  Skittles   Jul-11-10 06:38 PM   #4 
  - Who un-reced?  Mimosa   Jul-11-10 06:38 PM   #5 
  - The unrecs are doing what they may be paid to do. DU has sure changed  Bobbieo   Jul-11-10 06:44 PM   #9 
  - It amazes me anyone would unrec over jobs  DainBramaged   Jul-12-10 08:45 AM   #38 
  - +1 nt  laughingliberal   Jul-12-10 01:40 PM   #51 
  - This is why I have been maintaining since I arrived that the rec/unrec thing is meaningless.  Dr Morbius   Jul-12-10 12:18 PM   #45 
  - I just canceled it out!  pnorman   Jul-11-10 06:45 PM   #10 
  - Good  The Northerner   Jul-11-10 06:41 PM   #6 
  - If this means the end of Wal Mart too, I would be happy. n/t  rzemanfl   Jul-11-10 06:41 PM   #7 
  - Disagree, not the end of Wal Mart but bring to heel. With all its bad things, Wal Mart has led the  jody   Jul-11-10 07:05 PM   #15 
  - The shitty wages, part-time work, crappy merchandise and  rzemanfl   Jul-11-10 09:01 PM   #22 
  - "My bad"? No, just you and I have different views of what is required for a business to survive and  jody   Jul-11-10 09:17 PM   #23 
  - jody, you don't really believe that  JDPriestly   Jul-12-10 02:17 PM   #52 
  - LOL Your special cases ignore thousands of other businesses anyone can start if they have the  jody   Jul-12-10 05:15 PM   #73 
  - There are many start-ups, yes.  Heywood J   Jul-12-10 09:08 PM   #98 
  - Of course He does  boomerbust   Jul-12-10 05:21 PM   #75 
     - LOL at your remark to #15. Have a great day. n/t  jody   Jul-12-10 06:04 PM   #87 
  - "The wonderful thing about the US is anyone, you included, can start your own business..."  liberation   Jul-12-10 03:40 PM   #65 
     - Yes I have and provided jobs. Thanks for playing. n/t  jody   Jul-12-10 05:10 PM   #72 
  - So the people who can only afford to buy Walmart crap  obxhead   Jul-12-10 02:21 PM   #53 
     - My last three trips (unavoidable) to Wal Mart:  rzemanfl   Jul-12-10 05:42 PM   #81 
        - Well... my wife's "cooter tattoo" cost $250.. and it's gorgeous, asswipe.  opiate69   Jul-12-10 06:54 PM   #95 
           - Despite your calling me asswipe I will resist the temptation to  rzemanfl   Jul-12-10 08:30 PM   #97 
              - No she doesn't show it off at Walmart, though we do shop there..  opiate69   Jul-12-10 11:35 PM   #102 
                 - You forget that in addition to the tattoo the woman I mentioned  rzemanfl   Jul-13-10 04:50 PM   #106 
                    - rz.. I am sorry for my previous, wholly inappropriate comment..  opiate69   Jul-13-10 08:53 PM   #107 
                       - Fergetabboudit....n/t  rzemanfl   Jul-14-10 04:46 PM   #108 
                          - Actually I think its "fuhgedaboudit" whatever.  rzemanfl   Jul-14-10 05:24 PM   #110 
  - Wal-Mart is horrible to it's employees. Is that your idea of efficient business management?  rhett o rick   Jul-11-10 09:31 PM   #24 
  - Please read #15 again and try to understand the point I made. If you want to abolish some are all  jody   Jul-11-10 09:50 PM   #25 
     - Americans just couldn't survive before Walmart!  Lorien   Jul-12-10 02:09 AM   #26 
     - Americans also survived before Columbus so what is your point? How do you propose to control the  jody   Jul-12-10 08:20 AM   #36 
        - I agree about the efficient supply chain, but I won't be a Walmart apologist  rbixby   Jul-12-10 10:13 AM   #43 
        - I'm not "a Walmart apologist" either but I do recognize efficient procedures just as those who tout  jody   Jul-12-10 05:22 PM   #76 
        - The problem with Walmart is the poor quality and poor choice of merchandise.  JDPriestly   Jul-12-10 02:23 PM   #54 
           - Either some customers buy "poor quality and poor choice" merchandise or they would not be offered  jody   Jul-12-10 05:19 PM   #74 
           - Before Walmart came to town, the ordinary Americans in my  JDPriestly   Jul-12-10 09:29 PM   #101 
           - That observation has been already made by a few economists  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-12-10 11:48 PM   #104 
     - Call it what you will, but to me "business efficiency" is code for using slave labor. nm  rhett o rick   Jul-12-10 07:07 AM   #30 
        - LOL have a great day n/t  jody   Jul-12-10 08:12 AM   #35 
        - There is some truth to that.  Quantess   Jul-12-10 02:36 PM   #55 
  - "efficient business management" = more people out of work, leading impoverished lives.  Hannah Bell   Jul-12-10 02:20 AM   #29 
  - You know "'efficient business management' does not = more people out of work, leading impoverished  jody   Jul-12-10 08:27 AM   #37 
     - if you think not, please explain what it means to you.  Hannah Bell   Jul-12-10 01:17 PM   #49 
        - Suggest you study business 101 book. In #15 "efficient business management" in context clearly  jody   Jul-12-10 05:32 PM   #78 
           - a condescending answer, imo. and it should have been obvious i was already aware of the pearl of  Hannah Bell   Jul-12-10 09:21 PM   #100 
  - So let the new businesses that replace them learn their lessons...but to hell with walmart  BrklynLiberal   Jul-12-10 03:33 PM   #59 
  - What lesson will new businesses learn? That US customers demand products of the type and price  jody   Jul-12-10 05:34 PM   #79 
     - To quote your post..  BrklynLiberal   Jul-12-10 05:44 PM   #82 
     - That's true and those who tout their solution for health-care reform claim it will "squeeze every  jody   Jul-12-10 05:53 PM   #84 
     - No, it's more like this: If you sell Velveeta cheese really cheap  rzemanfl   Jul-12-10 05:55 PM   #85 
        - lol...  BrklynLiberal   Jul-12-10 06:17 PM   #89 
           - If you think that's funny, read 81. I swear every word is true. n/t  rzemanfl   Jul-12-10 06:36 PM   #91 
              - For your entertainment...  BrklynLiberal   Jul-12-10 06:45 PM   #93 
                 - MY GOD! I have to go to Walgreen's and get a ton of  rzemanfl   Jul-12-10 06:51 PM   #94 
                    - lolololol  BrklynLiberal   Jul-12-10 07:05 PM   #96 
  - And this is the command economy a few economists  nadinbrzezinski   Jul-12-10 11:38 PM   #103 
  - Rec this post. I remember when WalMart started expanding,  TBF   Jul-12-10 09:37 AM   #42 
     - +1000  BrklynLiberal   Jul-12-10 03:34 PM   #60 
     - +1000  BrklynLiberal   Jul-12-10 03:35 PM   # 
     - Someone posted here a few years ago a link to a public official  rzemanfl   Jul-12-10 05:46 PM   #83 
        - Very true words...  BrklynLiberal   Jul-12-10 06:18 PM   #90 
  - bring it home? no profit in that until wages come down.  Hannah Bell   Jul-11-10 06:42 PM   #8 
  - at the present, I can't see Africa becoming a  onethatcares   Jul-11-10 07:07 PM   #16 
  - think again. the infrastructure for such a move is being built as we speak.  Hannah Bell   Jul-11-10 07:08 PM   #17 
  - Sub-Sahara Africa is rich in minerals, and can buy whatever is needed.  WinkyDink   Jul-12-10 03:36 PM   #63 
  - Vietnam has been steadily picking up production orders as  KurtNYC   Jul-12-10 07:29 AM   #31 
  - Notice how it's blamed on workers  Alcibiades   Jul-11-10 06:48 PM   #11 
  - Manufacturers will just open factories in cheaper areas in CHina  katandmoon   Jul-11-10 06:48 PM   #12 
  - Perhaps, but shipping in raw materials and shipping out finished goods  amandabeech   Jul-14-10 06:45 PM   #111 
  - The jobs will just move elsewhere.  Bloofer_Lady   Jul-11-10 06:56 PM   #14 
  - and a lot of us are fed up with cheap foreign shit  Skittles   Jul-11-10 07:20 PM   #19 
  - Four months...  KansDem   Jul-12-10 03:18 PM   #56 
  - No, they know the vast majority of the things they buy are crap  DainBramaged   Jul-12-10 12:45 PM   #46 
  - Next step - the Chinese tell the Americans that all the factories they though were theirs are now  grahamhgreen   Jul-11-10 07:12 PM   #18 
  - Actually, that may be their long term goal.  Fla Dem   Jul-12-10 04:17 PM   #69 
     - That is exactly the plan. It's all in the Art of War.  grahamhgreen   Jul-12-10 04:27 PM   #70 
  - just another jab at the poor  FooshIt   Jul-11-10 07:33 PM   #20 
  - so we still won't have jobs but will no have to pay more for everything anyways  FooshIt   Jul-11-10 07:37 PM   #21 
  - Not if you buy directly from China on ebay.  Kablooie   Jul-12-10 02:19 AM   #27 
  - I design a lot of products that are manufactured in China, and I see this as a  Lorien   Jul-12-10 02:19 AM   #28 
  - I can testify to that as well...  disillusioned73   Jul-12-10 07:38 AM   #33 
  - I hope that they don't cut and run  Lorien   Jul-12-10 12:53 PM   #47 
     - The leadtimes out of China have become unbearable..  disillusioned73   Jul-12-10 03:38 PM   #64 
  - Wow... Lorein, I did Product Design for three years  fascisthunter   Jul-12-10 04:17 PM   #68 
  - Rule of thumb.  cornermouse   Jul-12-10 07:38 AM   #32 
  - Amen.  closeupready   Jul-12-10 09:19 AM   #40 
  - +100  BrklynLiberal   Jul-12-10 03:36 PM   #62 
  - This is fine. When Chinese people can afford to buy the products  treestar   Jul-12-10 07:43 AM   #34 
  - Don't care. I don't buy anything from China anyway.  closeupready   Jul-12-10 09:19 AM   #39 
  - Me either, but it is getting harder and harder to find stuff that  rzemanfl   Jul-12-10 05:57 PM   #86 
  - The jobs will move back home to prison factories n/t  crikkett   Jul-12-10 09:35 AM   #41 
  - Could you list the prison factories for us please.......  DainBramaged   Jul-12-10 03:58 PM   #66 
  - There is a window of opportunity that will be exploited to get cheap goods from India  AtheistCrusader   Jul-12-10 12:12 PM   #44 
  - Chinese workers  femrap   Jul-12-10 12:54 PM   #48 
  - NOW,  bvar22   Jul-12-10 01:22 PM   #50 
  - It happens every time.  louis-t   Jul-12-10 03:22 PM   #57 
  - Awwwwww. Does this mean poor widdle WalMart may have to start selling  BrklynLiberal   Jul-12-10 03:31 PM   #58 
  - The production will keep moving, to the Amazon jungle, if need be.  WinkyDink   Jul-12-10 03:35 PM   #61 
  - Darn... I Enjoyed buying the same crap 5 times  fascisthunter   Jul-12-10 04:15 PM   #67 
  - We won't have expensive Chinese crap.  intheflow   Jul-12-10 05:28 PM   #77 
  - I hope it's an effective trend toward more  burnsei sensei   Jul-12-10 06:09 PM   #88 
  - It's about time. Hopefully jobs will start to come back here  Kievan Rus   Jul-12-10 06:40 PM   #92 
  - CONgress has to stop these companies from taking jobs to low wage countries..  lib2DaBone   Jul-12-10 09:11 PM   #99 
  - So? They'll just move production to some other third-world country.  Hugabear   Jul-13-10 12:30 AM   #105 
  - How can we fight two wars without boots and flags?  Hubert Flottz   Jul-14-10 05:10 PM   #109 
 

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