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Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Apr 2, 2017.

  1. TAFNAC

    TAFNAC Cossack Staff Member Administrator

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    Same here.
    I realize most things would be significantly more expensive because of the more favorable labor and tax/regulatory climate overseas, but I'd be willing to pay more for many things, knowing they came from America.

    Mostly I just don't want things from China...at least as long as the CCP is in charge.
     
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    LAdiablo descarado

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    exactly
    i will look to buy things made anywhere in the world except china and hope meds are produced here soon
    i've been doing it for a lot of years and its truly tough
    like for instance did you know nathan's hot dogs in owned by a chinese billionaire?
    would think this is a great opportunity for bringing back buy American
    of course whoever did it would be immediately labeled a red neck racist xenophobe
     
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  3. THINKBLUE

    THINKBLUE DSP Gigolo

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    They own a ton of land too.
     
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  4. LAdiablo

    LAdiablo descarado

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    a whole lot of downtown LA
    they pumped a shit load of money into those old warehouses and turned them into condos
    been in a few and honestly they're fucking cool
    so good on them and gtfo when you have to sell them off because the world crushes your economy
    those evil cunts deserve every bit of karma about to snap back in their smirky faces
     
  5. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    CCP is the main deal.
    There used to be a big made in the USA push in clothing when we were growing up. It didn't take hold. It might have been ahead of it's time.
    We have a new deal with Mexico and Canada. Both are socially liberal governments and both are being courted hard by the CCP.
    These are are core allies and ARE technically America... As in the continent.

    This can be sold to the public as not exactly made in the USA but still made in America
    You get a wider range of products to sell and while keep costs low by using the allied labor of our neighbors.
    Many choice Central and South American nations would have incentive to join the treaty so they can enter the lucrative market.
    It's like when you pay more for your bananas because they have a sticker that says organic.

    Ford and other big companies have been building cheaper in Canada and Mexico for years.
    And the greater american maritime empire extends it's golden fringe across the Pacific and up and down the Atlantic.
    Japan, Australia/NZ, Britain, the anti CCP islands like HK/Taiwan, South Korea, Israel can form the strong backbone of the greater empire.
    If the Indian subcontinent joins it would give the empire the key foothold against the looming CCP trade federation fleet incoming. India is primed to boom economically.

    Made in the USA getting the most tax breaks of course.
    Followed by Made in the Trans-American Union and the Empire of Great America.
    I didn't mention the Arabs or Emirates or any of our near east holdings since all of those countries essentially lie on shifting sands.
    Like any new hope it can only begin at the grassroots level.
    That's how to make it in America.
    And the American dream.

    Who owns the Made in USA trademark?
    What about Made in America/ the Americas?
    We can appeal for legislation designed to help made in america companies or those made by the special partners in the greater american trade network.
    Made in the Great America!
    We can have pretty hats.
    If the dragon serpent wants to expand it's silk road then the phoenix cockarel will rise again!

    And that's the logo.
    The Trans-American Firebird.
    Btw... Who owns the Pontiac Michigan trademark?
     
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    If the dragon serpent wants to expand it's silk road then the phoenix cockarel will rise again!

    And that's the logo.
    The Trans-American Firebird.
    Btw... Who owns the Pontiac Michigan trademark?[/QUOTE]


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  7. Finski

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    Drogon for California Governor FTW!
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    I'd be willing to pay more too, within reason. It's just hard to know that it truly is completely made in the USA.

    Kind of funny... last week I wanted to get new socks. Did about 20 minutes of research and found that Carhartt offers a line of American-made products. Ordered my $20 worth of socks and felt pretty good about myself. Then I bought a $2000 gazebo from Costco that my wife and I have been eyeing for a while. Was delivered the next day with "Made in China" marked all over the shipping containers. FML. It'll probably fall apart after a couple of years anyhow. Maybe next time I'll pay double to have it custom made.
     
  9. Finski

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    I may have eyed that same pergola/gazebo at the Garbage Grove Costco last week myself. I want to build one on my own and I have the lumber and hardware prices at $1500. So paying the $500 for someone else to do the work for me has me wondering which way to go.

    That's tough, man. Those celestials make some budget stuff over there... the bastards.
     
  10. rube

    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    I know a guy.
    He works fast.
     
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    i have some pretty cool lumber i salvaged off the old Thai bar that used to be down the street
    i was going to build something at the school in the way of a cover but strangely started eyeing that costco gazebo lol
    its huge heavy stuff, iirc the pieces are 12x12x8 w 6x6 overheads...if you're interested i'd give them to you
    would require a stake truck and some laborers to move no question
     
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    Tired of feeling stationary with the living situation, I have a strong interest in joining the van life (van converted into a RV). Want to be able to pickup and go anywhere I want, whenever I want.

    Main issues I have right now is I have absolutely zero carpentry/electric/plumbing skills so I cannot do it myself and buying a pre-converted van is so damn pricey with little financing options. Figure I can buy a new Ram Promaster 3500 High Roof EXT and get financing through the dealership/bank, would probably be about $600-700 monthly (cheaper than rent) then pay somebody/people to design and build the interior.

    If y'all know somebody solid who would like the opportunity to build a rolling business center/man cave, let me know! If they aren't too costly, of course. We ballin' on a budget over here still. I haven't made my money yet but I will, just gotta keep grinding. I'd want to keep the material costs around $6-9k total.
     
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    not into it for the money but just looking at that vehicle what exactly would you want in the way of plumbing?
    looks like a large van more or less
    are you thinking you want to work out of it as well or just a living space?
    send me a link to your vision if there is one
     

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