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  posted on 1/11/2012 at 11:43 PM
HUNDREDS THREATEN SUICIDE AT MICROSOFT SUPPLIER PLANT IN CHINA
Jan. 10, 2012
By William McGuinness

Seattle, Wash. (CBS Seattle) - Some 300 Chinese Foxconn employees who manufacture X-box 360 machines said they would throw themselves from their Wuhan, China plant if demands for lost wages weren't met.

China Jasmine Revolution, an activist revolutionary organization with a name borrowed from the Tunisian revolt that set off the Middle East unrest, reported that the employees made their demands for a wage increase for 100 employees on Jan. 2.

Management at Foxconn -- the world's largest electronics manufacturer and a crucial link in the supply chains of Apple, Dell, Nintendo and Song -- responded with an ultimatum. Employees could quit with one month's compensation awarded for each year with the plant or go back to working.

Many employees quit, but Foxconn allegedly dishonored the agreement and awarded former employees nothing.

http://seattle.cbslocal.com/2012/01/10/hundreds-threaten-suicide-at-microso ft-supplier-plant-in-china/

[Edited on 1/12/2012 by woodsdweller]

 

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  posted on 1/12/2012 at 12:26 AM
Perhaps I'm missing something but wouldn't be a little more productive for the hundreds to threaten to kill management? It's not like their jobs couldn't be filled the next day if the offed themselves. Just wondering.

 

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  posted on 1/12/2012 at 02:35 PM
Boycott China
 

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  posted on 1/12/2012 at 03:18 PM
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Boycott China


I have been for the past two years....I won't even buy something from a thrift shop that was made in China. Unfortunately, China hasn't felt the impact from my boycott yet but I'm thinking maybe this will be the year.

 

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  posted on 1/12/2012 at 04:07 PM
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I have been for the past two years....I won't even buy something from a thrift shop that was made in China. Unfortunately, China hasn't felt the impact from my boycott yet but I'm thinking maybe this will be the year.


Thing is, it is becoming harder and harder to do. You likely are buying things with components built in China.

Can a TV produced entirely in the US be purchased? We have to restore productive manufacturing segment in order to be a net export economy. Our debt equals our GDP. Anyone who balances their checkbook knows that won't work forever.

 

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  posted on 1/12/2012 at 04:18 PM
As Robin Williams said in a routine "Even the signs that say boycott are made in China"

This is a country that has put asbestos in infant formula; RIP Steve Jobs, but his dying plea that America become business friendly like China is just a microcosm of why our country is tubing

 

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I have been for the past two years....I won't even buy something from a thrift shop that was made in China. Unfortunately, China hasn't felt the impact from my boycott yet but I'm thinking maybe this will be the year.


Thing is, it is becoming harder and harder to do. You likely are buying things with components built in China.

Can a TV produced entirely in the US be purchased? We have to restore productive manufacturing segment in order to be a net export economy. Our debt equals our GDP. Anyone who balances their checkbook knows that won't work forever.


Absolutely correct.

 

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As Robin Williams said in a routine "Even the signs that say boycott are made in China"

This is a country that has put asbestos in infant formula; RIP Steve Jobs, but his dying plea that America become business friendly like China is just a microcosm of why our country is tubing


If this happened here and measures were put in place to prevent it from occurring again - because poisoning babies would SEEM to be something that would be detrimental to society - the business community and their bought-and-paid for Right (and Left, to be fair) Wing lackeys would scream bloody murder how regulations were killing jobs. Instead of killing babies.

 

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  posted on 1/12/2012 at 05:38 PM
It's easier to 'buy American' than people realize. First, you have to spend time reading labels so you know for sure what you're buying and then stick with that brand. I like Dollar General...pretty much everything I buy in there is made in this country. Second, I know small appliances are hard to find made here unless you buy second hand. I bought a new toaster about eight years ago and it's already broken. My last toaster from the 60s lasted up until then. I have the old toaster my folks used to have that they quit using because it didn't toast bagels....it works great and it's at least thirty or forty years old. Clothing can be found that's made in other countries if necessary. As I said...it's not easy but once you make the commitment, you can do it.

 

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  posted on 1/12/2012 at 06:06 PM
Build a house from building materials made only in America.

"Lewendal is convinced that if every builder bought just 5 percent more American materials it would create 220,000 jobs."

check out the video on this page. A real eye opener. Has cost break-down etc...

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2011/10/how-to-build-a-made-in-america -home/

 

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It's easier to 'buy American' than people realize. First, you have to spend time reading labels so you know for sure what you're buying and then stick with that brand. I like Dollar General...pretty much everything I buy in there is made in this country. Second, I know small appliances are hard to find made here unless you buy second hand. I bought a new toaster about eight years ago and it's already broken. My last toaster from the 60s lasted up until then. I have the old toaster my folks used to have that they quit using because it didn't toast bagels....it works great and it's at least thirty or forty years old. Clothing can be found that's made in other countries if necessary. As I said...it's not easy but once you make the commitment, you can do it.


Try buying shoes made in the USA. Bough Sebago's for years as they were one of the last made in Maine. A few years ago they came made in the Dominican Republic. the last pair I got was made in China and didn't "break in" thill they "wore out."

My dad (RIP) said 30 years ago that we were all better off owning three pairs of American made dhoes than 10 cheaper pairs made by 10 year old kids in sweatshops. Was he right

 

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I know what you mean about shoes in the U.S. Fortunately, I've got enough shoes not made in China to last me the rest of my life. As for building a new house...as much as I'd like to support the contractors and workers, I wouldn't build a new house if I had to rely on materials from China. The bad drywall from there pretty much ripped it for me. They don't seem to care what they send to stores over here.

 

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I know what you mean about shoes in the U.S. Fortunately, I've got enough shoes not made in China to last me the rest of my life. As for building a new house...as much as I'd like to support the contractors and workers, I wouldn't build a new house if I had to rely on materials from China. The bad drywall from there pretty much ripped it for me. They don't seem to care what they send to stores over here.


Why should they? Regulations kill jobs, you know....

 

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  posted on 1/13/2012 at 12:48 PM
I bought a small switch-blade knife in nogales mexico a couple of years back, it had a "made in mexico" sticker on it, I peeled it off and there was a "made in china" sticker under it.

 

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Ever notice how the plastic in cheap chinese stuff smells really bad, like toxic chemicals ? It occurred to me that they might be unloading their toxic and radioactive materials on us blended into the plastic **** e. Once I picked up a black plastic item, you could rub it with your finger and your finger would turn black, and it stank up the house, smelled like burnt tires mixed with acetone. Weird. These people want to kill us.
 

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Ever notice how the plastic in cheap chinese stuff smells really bad, like toxic chemicals ? It occurred to me that they might be unloading their toxic and radioactive materials on us blended into the plastic **** e. Once I picked up a black plastic item, you could rub it with your finger and your finger would turn black, and it stank up the house, smelled like burnt tires mixed with acetone. Weird. These people want to kill us.

You're not kidding! I once got served kung pao chicken that was so hot I almost died on the spot!

 

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I bought a small switch-blade knife in nogales mexico a couple of years back, it had a "made in mexico" sticker on it, I peeled it off and there was a "made in china" sticker under it.


the sticker was probably printed in Canada

 

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I bought a small switch-blade knife in nogales mexico a couple of years back, it had a "made in mexico" sticker on it, I peeled it off and there was a "made in china" sticker under it.


the sticker was probably printed in Canada


no that job was farmed out to Indonesia

 

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I know what you mean about shoes in the U.S. Fortunately, I've got enough shoes not made in China to last me the rest of my life. As for building a new house...as much as I'd like to support the contractors and workers, I wouldn't build a new house if I had to rely on materials from China. The bad drywall from there pretty much ripped it for me. They don't seem to care what they send to stores over here.


Why should they? Regulations kill jobs, you know....


You bet they do. Check the oil drilling industry.

 

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I know what you mean about shoes in the U.S. Fortunately, I've got enough shoes not made in China to last me the rest of my life. As for building a new house...as much as I'd like to support the contractors and workers, I wouldn't build a new house if I had to rely on materials from China. The bad drywall from there pretty much ripped it for me. They don't seem to care what they send to stores over here.


Why should they? Regulations kill jobs, you know....


You bet they do. Check the oil drilling industry.


They are drilling about 5 miles from my front doorstep. Hopefully I won't have to wait till I'm 60 to work local instaed of going to North Dakota.

 

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I know what you mean about shoes in the U.S. Fortunately, I've got enough shoes not made in China to last me the rest of my life. As for building a new house...as much as I'd like to support the contractors and workers, I wouldn't build a new house if I had to rely on materials from China. The bad drywall from there pretty much ripped it for me. They don't seem to care what they send to stores over here.


Why should they? Regulations kill jobs, you know....


You bet they do. Check the oil drilling industry.


I hope this is meant to be sarcastic; after what happened in the Gulf regulation is definitely needed before unbridled profit.

 

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I know what you mean about shoes in the U.S. Fortunately, I've got enough shoes not made in China to last me the rest of my life. As for building a new house...as much as I'd like to support the contractors and workers, I wouldn't build a new house if I had to rely on materials from China. The bad drywall from there pretty much ripped it for me. They don't seem to care what they send to stores over here.


Why should they? Regulations kill jobs, you know....


You bet they do. Check the oil drilling industry.


I hope this is meant to be sarcastic; after what happened in the Gulf regulation is definitely needed before unbridled profit.


No sarcasm intended. Regulation already had 93% of our proven reserves off limits before that happened.

Aside from drilling, what about oil transmission? Seems that regulation has stopped a well known shovel ready pipeline project from getting underway. Or moved the decision back to 2013, despite the obvious advantages of having 1.1 million barrels of crude per day pumped directly into Houston refineries from Canada.

I have had the pleasure of working with sad sacks from the DOE before. Telling me that regulations don't prevent job growth in the Oil and Gas industry will get you laughed right out of the room.

 

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  posted on 1/14/2012 at 10:48 PM
Awwwww...those poor oil guys don't have anywhere to spend those billions of dollars in profits they make every quarter.....what a sad story........

 

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Awwwww...those poor oil guys don't have anywhere to spend those billions of dollars in profits they make every quarter.....what a sad story........


I have seen towns in eastern Montana and western North Dakota on the verge of dying come back to prosperity due to the regions oil boom. The local population has jobs, the infra-structure gets overhauled and rebuilt, the local and state governments get tax revenue. A real kick in the butt for the economy. I guess some really dig the current "borrow billions and not do crap" mentality that is the answer by our nations leaders (regardless of party).

 

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  posted on 1/15/2012 at 02:34 AM
I'm just hoping they get to drilling in Oklahoma pretty soon!

 

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