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Old 04-23-2016, 11:32 PM   #51
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I forgot about the sheet rock. It was a big deal down here in Mississippi after Katrina. A lot of folks down this way used it when they had to rebuild after the disaster.

I am in favor of free trade. God knows the percentage of the stuff I have that comes from China. A huge percentage, I'm sure.

I grew up when "Made in Japan" meant that it would fall apart right after you paid for it and used it a few times. It was all just small cheap stuff. It did no harm, It just broke. The Japanese got their act together when they had the means. China is another thing entirely. They sell things within their own country and export stuff which causes harm. If they don't have better over site they will never make it in the global economy.

I didn't know about the bullet to the head and charging the family for the bullet. It's a fast way to go. I feel sorry for the poor guy who was tasked with pulling the trigger. I for sure couldn't kill someone...I'd prefer that they have locked the guys up and thrown away the key. I wish we would do the same thing here in the States. Nobody thinks of what the people who have to do the deed must suffer.
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:56 PM   #52
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Liz, one of the strange things about the executions is that the condemned man is given three days to execution. The first day he is taken to jail, the second day his family comes to visit and the third day he is executed. No appeals. And there are no laws to prevent women from the same treatment.

When I worked at Wyeth Pharmaceutical, there were a lot of medical engineers and doctors who were from China. I used to have some great conversations during my lunch hour about life in China. Some of them stated that when they finished their studies, they did not want to go back to China.
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:13 AM   #53
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Excellent point. Why didn't I think of that? So, basically, when a Western company starts having their manufacturing done in China and the quality goes down, it's because the company wanted cheap and asked for that.
Some companies don't go to China, at least not right away. Some of the larger chain stores try to get U.S. manufacturers to cheapen their products. My BIL works as an electrical engineer for a power systems company out of Kohler, WI. When a large Home Improvement company was looking to have their own house-brand power generators, they were in negotiations with that WI company. When the home improvement company started to ask about using smaller gauge wire and plastic fittings instead of metal, the manufacturer said they would not do it. The home improvement company had planned on making their version cheaper but charging nearly the same price as the manufacturer's own model, thereby increasing their profit margin. Needless to say, the company from WI was more interested in protecting their reputation and walked away.
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Old 05-15-2016, 02:50 AM   #54
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I bought my 5.5 quart le creuset dutch oven after the kitchenaid dutch oven I had enamel started coming off. I love my le creuset so much I don't let anyone use it without me being there to supervise.
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