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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    well, Vizio is a solid brand. got one myself. but, if you're looking for one that's made in the USA from all USA made components, you may have a problem.
    I love it, but with the changes in streaming,etc, I need a smart one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    I love it, but with the changes in streaming,etc, I need a smart one.
    Vizio makes smart televisions. look online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    There was a time in this country that we looked for that "Made in the U.S.A." on the products that we purchased. That label was a sign of pride. It was a symbol of quality. Somewhere over the decades that has faded. This morning I heard a commercial for My Pillow.

    • The founder of the company, Michael J Lindell brags in the commercial that he does all of his own manufacturing in his home state of Minnesota.
    • Rob Cheng of PC Matic proudly says in his commercials that all their tech support, sales, and operations are in the USA.


    When I needed an additional vehicle recently, I bought a Hyundai Elantra Limited. One of the things that I liked about it was that it was assembled in the USA. What would it take to get a Made in America campaign to be successful in today's world? My Mac Pro was assembled in Texas. (We still count that as American made.) Do we even look for the American made tags? My sweater is made by Ralph Lauren - Polo and is from Sri Lanka. My watch made by Apple is made in China. The phone on my desk is a Toshiba, made in Malaysia. The Pilot pen that I used to sign things this morning? Japan. The Voss water that I drink too much of? Norway.

    What if I changed to buying American made sweaters, pens, phones, and water? What if many people changed to purchasing American made products? Could we make a difference? Carrier Air Conditioner is just one example of a company that staying in this country saves a thousand jobs. What if Apple brought assembly back to the USA? Think of how many workers are employed by Foxconn in China where our iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Nintendo DS, Playstations, Xboxes, Nokias, and BlackBerries are made. Imagine if that was done here in this country.
    Whenever possible.

    All of my home furniture is American made, a good chunk of it Amish made because that was all I could find.

    Our curtains and carpet are U.S. made, pillows, blankets - U.S. made. Sometimes we had to buy home made goods in the form of quilts or side of the road sales.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    There was a time in this country that we looked for that "Made in the U.S.A." on the products that we purchased. That label was a sign of pride. It was a symbol of quality. Somewhere over the decades that has faded. This morning I heard a commercial for My Pillow.

    • The founder of the company, Michael J Lindell brags in the commercial that he does all of his own manufacturing in his home state of Minnesota.
    • Rob Cheng of PC Matic proudly says in his commercials that all their tech support, sales, and operations are in the USA.


    When I needed an additional vehicle recently, I bought a Hyundai Elantra Limited. One of the things that I liked about it was that it was assembled in the USA. What would it take to get a Made in America campaign to be successful in today's world? My Mac Pro was assembled in Texas. (We still count that as American made.) Do we even look for the American made tags? My sweater is made by Ralph Lauren - Polo and is from Sri Lanka. My watch made by Apple is made in China. The phone on my desk is a Toshiba, made in Malaysia. The Pilot pen that I used to sign things this morning? Japan. The Voss water that I drink too much of? Norway.

    What if I changed to buying American made sweaters, pens, phones, and water? What if many people changed to purchasing American made products? Could we make a difference? Carrier Air Conditioner is just one example of a company that staying in this country saves a thousand jobs. What if Apple brought assembly back to the USA? Think of how many workers are employed by Foxconn in China where our iPhones, iPads, Kindles, Nintendo DS, Playstations, Xboxes, Nokias, and BlackBerries are made. Imagine if that was done here in this country.
    I will buy the product that has the best price, the best quality and the best terms of purchase (warrantee, return policy ect..). So will everybody else in the world, deal with it. If that were not the case American auto manufacturers wouldn't have needed a bail out to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanStill View Post
    And yet, its a Chinese company. {shrug}
    It's another example of low information "perception". Someone says "they make most of their stuff in the US".. and so it becomes fact.. in their own reality. Same folks that listen to FoxNews, MSNBC, any article on the internet with a catchy and self-serving headline.. and just repeat it, without any clue if it's true or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonehead View Post
    Vizio makes smart televisions. look online.
    Did,yesterday. I also placed an order with Amazon for a number of small things. Karo Pancake syrup. Remember that? Not on the shelves any more. Visalia Onion Dressing, Pool shoes. $64. Free shipping? Charged $15. I cancelled.

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    I like American

    I always thought it would be a good business model to open up a chain of stores called Made in America or something like that where everything would be made in America.

    Problem is, probably a failure of a business model, there would be a struggle to be able to manufacture everything in the US and would require extensive capital, and then have to compete with Walmart, and I don't think people want to give up their cheap goods. Most people barely get by, they are not going to shell out more for american bought products, no matter how much they say they love Merica

    I do find it ironic that Walmart thrives in rural areas from people that love to wave the flag and show how patriotic they are, complain there are no jobs, but then go to a store that drove away all the jobs
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    It's another example of low information "perception". Someone says "they make most of their stuff in the US".. and so it becomes fact.. in their own reality. Same folks that listen to FoxNews, MSNBC, any article on the internet with a catchy and self-serving headline.. and just repeat it, without any clue if it's true or not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Snikitz View Post
    Whenever possible.

    All of my home furniture is American made, a good chunk of it Amish made because that was all I could find.

    Our curtains and carpet are U.S. made, pillows, blankets - U.S. made. Sometimes we had to buy home made goods in the form of quilts or side of the road sales.
    Amish is good. We have an Amish store and Nursery. German Baptist Butcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NeoVsMatrix View Post
    1. If automation in the US would be competitive against cheap manual labor off-shore, the greed of the US corporations would sure have them do it already.

    2. Even IF they would do it, I don't see how the automated assembly of a car in the US creates manufacturing jobs, you might want to explain your idea.
    It creates JOBS. You want to play word games and split hairs, go ahead. The fact is that it creates decent paying jobs. When Hyundai decided to build cars in Alabama it employees 3000+ directly and there are those that now have jobs to support that plant. That's just one example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    Did,yesterday. I also placed an order with Amazon for a number of small things. Karo Pancake syrup. Remember that? Not on the shelves any more. Visalia Onion Dressing, Pool shoes. $64. Free shipping? Charged $15. I cancelled.
    remember Karo syrup well. that was about the only type available when I was a kid. mostly, we got the even cheaper black strap molasses.

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