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Old 01-14-2014, 19:55   #1
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Boycott "Made in China"

This morning I heard that US plans for the new Joint Strike fighter have been hacked by mainland China. That news along with knowledge of all the ways China cheats America made me think:

Why do we put up with it?


Everyone of us, myself included, is complicit in our own screwing. Well, I've had it and I'm not going to take it anymore.


I'm going to find alternatives to Chinese products. We may not harm their economy greatly, but we might deny them the dollars they need for a carrier or two.


Taiwanese Asus and Acer make great computers so why buy Chinese made Lenovo?


Next time you're buying a Nikon, get one of its lenses manufactured in Indonesia, rather than China.


Etc. Etc.


Someone! Record a You Tube video detailing ways to boycott mainland China.


We're not stupid.
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Old 01-14-2014, 20:05   #2
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The aircraft is exceptional. Our avionics are what makes it superlative. Our pilots make it epic.


Few can afford the training schedule of the U.S. Military.
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Old 01-15-2014, 01:31   #3
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The aircraft is exceptional. Our avionics are what makes it superlative. Our pilots make it epic.


Few can afford the training schedule of the U.S. Military.
Hell, we can't even afford the training schedule of the U.S. Military.

I honestly can't think of any major item that I own that is made in China. Car is German, produced in Michigan. Bike is Japanese, produced somewhere in Nebraska I think, Computer is Japanese, guns are American/Italian/German, most of my appliances are either American or Korean, TV is Korean, phone is Korean. My Xbox1 might be chinese; but for some reason I think I heard that microsoft is producing them in Brazil.

I guess I have some white undershirts that might be made in China

Any "big dollar" item that I have ever owned from china has been junk. It may have been a few dollars cheaper at the register but I learned my lesson a long time ago about paying the premium once versus paying the discount more frequently.
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Old 01-15-2014, 07:48   #4
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I'm not saying it's impossible to fully boycot Chinese made goods, but it's fairly challenging.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:48   #5
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I enjoy trying to boycott Chinese goods, but I take much greater pleasure in trying to boycott all unions.

Without unions, it might be possible to build products in America again.
Maybe even defeat Obama's demonrats and really annoy the media.

Lots of clothes are made outside of China now, even shoes.
When I buy products from the Far East, my preferences in order are to buy products made in Taiwan, South Korea, then Japan.

I also try to avoid products from Muslim countries and communist states such as Illinois, California, Maryland, etc.

I enjoy it.

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Old 01-15-2014, 10:11   #6
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Hell, we can't even afford the training schedule of the U.S. Military.
Ha! The very first thing I thought, too.


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I honestly can't think of any major item that I own that is made in China. Car is German, produced in Michigan. Bike is Japanese, produced somewhere in Nebraska I think, Computer is Japanese, guns are American/Italian/German, most of my appliances are either American or Korean, TV is Korean, phone is Korean. My Xbox1 might be chinese; but for some reason I think I heard that microsoft is producing them in Brazil.
I'm right there with you. Cars - German and American; bike - British; TVs and refrigerator - South Korean; guns - American.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:21   #7
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I just bought a new Mercury Marine out board. 60 hp four stroke. Took it out of the shipping crate and found a made in Zouzhou, PRC on the S/N decal. Wasn't expecting that, wonder what's next?
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:28   #8
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We would never spy on foreign nations.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:34   #9
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Here is my thought process when buying something. First look for made in America, then look for made in Europe/canada, Korea, Japan, Mexico, and on down the ladder. I try to avoid Chinese goods at all costs.

All my expensive electronics are either Japanese or Korean. Car is American. Guns are American, Austrian, German, or Italian. Unfortunately most of my baseball gear is made in China. Can't find much of that stuff that isn't. That is except my bats. 100% American maple.
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:02   #10
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I have been boycotting Chinese made goods for a while. I wouldn't eat any food from China if I was starving.
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Old 01-15-2014, 12:41   #11
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Kind of like closing the barn door after the horse is gone. The time for action on Chinese goods has long passed.

And I agree with J Tull, I never knowingly buy or eat any food from China.
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Old 01-15-2014, 13:02   #12
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I read labels. I do try not to buy anything made in Red China.

If you plan on boycotting the Reds, one thing: You can't buy about anything at Home Depot. It's a cold, hard fact of life.
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Old 01-15-2014, 13:03   #13
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I read labels. I do try not to buy anything made in Red China.

If you plan on boycotting the Reds, one thing: You can't buy about anything at Home Depot. It's a cold, hard fact of life.
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Old 01-15-2014, 13:12   #14
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I've owned several Mercury motors, all built in Wisconsin. I expected this one to come from there also. I don't like it but when an old line US company like Mercury Marine starts out sourcing these popular, high dollar items to China, avoiding PRC imports is going to get harder in the future.
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Old 01-15-2014, 22:29   #15
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IM in ! I go out of my way to not buy products made in "China"
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Old 01-16-2014, 08:53   #16
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:40   #17
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I make it a point NOT TO BUY ANYTHING MADE IN "CHINA"... in fact... I have made it a challenge to buy "AMERICAN".. if we as citizens do not support AMERICA... we will become a 3rd world country.... think about it folks !!!!!
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:55   #18
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where can I get an American made mak-90 of equal quality to the Chinese Norinco?
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Old 01-18-2014, 09:57   #19
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I have been boycotting Chinese made goods for a while. I wouldn't eat any food from China if I was starving.
you say that because you've never been starving. lets not talk out of both sides of our mouths, thus giving us more credibility about the topic at hand.
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Old 01-18-2014, 10:41   #20
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I was listening to talk radio and their was a person talking about the decline of the U.S. and he mentioned all we have to do to get us back on track again is to buy American. Think about when our standard of living was the best in the world , we drove American, and bought American made products. Of course that means putting Legal U.S. citizens to work not those who come in and brake our laws. I once heard some one say , Made in American by Mexicans , theirs some truth to that.
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