Mosadeq was an elected leader and not a torturer. Just don't go saying
that we go to war for Democracy because that's plain bullshit.
Everyone who was a problem for the profits of the wealthy was
There was no "bait and switch" dopey. Did someone tell you that the
tires were made in the USA and you then found you had been lied to? If
you want "made in the USA" don't put politicians in office who drive
American business out of the country with oppressive regulation and
it's not simply regulation and taxes - china has a been deliberately
undercutting at below cost to lure both labor and intellectual property.
it works like this: china shows up on wall street and makes sure the
stock market pressures american corporations to offshore to improve
margins. then it shows up in d.c. to make sure there is no political
opposition. then it shows up in the boardrooms of companies with key
technology they're seeking and offers significantly reduced
manufacturing costs with one significant but frequently unanalyzed
caveat - you have to move your intellectual property out there also.
which china then steals and uses against us.
example: motorola - a few years back, this icon of the u.s.
telecommunications hardware industry was persuaded to move manufacturing
to china via pressure from wall st. but china wouldn't grant them an
operations license for their new facilities until they also moved over
r&d. some members of the motorola board balked at this and voiced
concerns but china's faithful wall st lapdogs pressured motorola to
hurry up and move, and china "assured" motorola they'd benefit from
access to china's high quality engineering graduate talent. so, the
move was made. and each night for the first few months, all motorola's
intellectual property walked out the door.
now look at them. on their knees, they're barely surviving in a market
flooded with cheap chinese knock-offs of every communications device
that motorola ever made.
it's not oppressive regulation and taxes. and it's not like china's
aggressive theft program is a recent thing - it's been going on for 20
years, the lessons are obvious and clear, but nobody seems to want to be
man enough to call it for what it is total retardation that we allow to
This is a brave new world redneck. Globalization means goods and
service are being transferred all around the earth. You won't buy a
pure made in USA product ever again.
You do also realize "US-brand cars" are mostly made in Mexico nowadays
right? You are contributing money to the political corruption and
drug cartels every time you "buy American" cars.
Yes, I are, thank you for axing.
The salesman implied that they were made in America. I asked about another
brand that they had called "Hancook" and was told that they were made in
Korea. I then asked about the "Definity" and he says, "Oh, those are made by
Cooper for Pep Boys", not adding that they are made in China. Cooper is a
well known tire manufacturer in the U.S. and the first 6 "Definity" tires
that I bought were made in the U.S., the ones on the Caddy just a month ago,
so I thought that these would be as well.
That's exactly what he wanted me to think. I can just hear how a sales
meeting would go. "Just tell them that they are made by Cooper ... don't say
a word about China unless specifically asked."
I agree, I should have pinned him down and asked what country they were made
in. I posted so that others might learn from my mistake.
don't roll over and take it up the ass buddy. write your
representatives and tell them to turn this shit around. no more
american taxpayer dollars to corporations that export their jobs to
china [g.m.] we need manufacturing to return to the usa. not only is
it jobs, it's a matter of national security. if we don't manufacture,
we can't either wage a war or defend our allies. if china invaded
japan, and that's not unlikely, for how long do you think we could
defend our ally? who do you think is going to stop shipping vital
components for our systems, or worse, hack our existing systems, to
prevent us doing anything to help?
bottom line, shipping our jobs and expertise to china kills us twice -
economically and strategically. stop the rot - write your
representatives today. they may listen to the money most of the time,
but round about now, they're listening to their ability to get
reelected. and they'll do whatever it takes - even pay attention to
their real constituents.
What a non sequitur ... that's the kind of statement that a bitch would
make. Are you really so retarded to think that I was implying that they
would have a conspiratorial sales meeting just to deal with ME ? Go back to
your video games.
Why are you so *Gung Ho* in trying to come across as an American
Consumer, when you are outfitting a Japanese car?
"Did you take English in school?" You asked ...
Yes, I did take English in school. My response was to your grammatical
wizardry. I quote you:
"You're laughable. You are complaining because you aren't smart enough
know what you are buying for your Japanese car.
Are you finished high
school yet? "
>> Yes, I are, thank you for axing.
"Trying to come across as an American consumer"? I'm not trying to, I
am. My Honda may have been designed in Japan but I assure you that it
was made in the U.S.A. by Honda Corp. of America.
Why does it offend you so, that I prefer to support my country's economy by
purchasing products that are made here, rather than those that are made in
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