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6 years 3 days ago, 9:05 AM

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John Smith started the day early having set his
Alarm clock

(MADE IN JAPAN ) for 6am.

While his coffeepot

(MADE IN CHINA )

Was perking, he shaved with his

Electric razor

(MADE IN HONG KONG ).

He put on a

Dress shirt

(MADE IN SRI LANKA ),

Designer jeans

(MADE IN SINGAPORE )

And

Tennis shoes

(MADE IN KOREA )

After cooking his breakfast in his new
Electric skillet

(MADE IN INDIA )

He sat down with his

Calculator

(MADE IN MEXICO )

To see how much he could spend today. After setting his

Watch

(MADE IN TAIWAN )

To the radio

(MADE IN INDIA )

He got in his car

(MADE IN GERMANY )

Filled it with GAS

(from Saudi Arabia )

and continued his search

For a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

At the end

Of yet another discouraging

And fruitless day

Checking his

Computer

(Made In Malaysia ),

Joe decided to relax for a while.

He put on his sandals

(MADE IN BRAZIL )

Poured himself a glass of

Wine

(MADE IN FRANCE )

And turned on his
TV

(MADE IN INDONESIA ),

And then wondered

Why he can't find

A good paying job

In AMERICA .

DOH!!!!!

6 years 3 days ago, 10:02 AM

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sad but true

sad but true

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6 years 3 days ago, 10:02 AM

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isnt that the truth, we cant even grow any good weed !! lol

Confucious say: Go to bed itchy asshole, wake up stinky pinky
6 years 3 days ago, 10:19 AM

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budweiser

budweiser plant in tennessee is hiring right now ha!

but that aint the case, AS IF ITS NOT HARD ENOUGH TO GET JOBS IN AMERICA, the damn illegal immigrants still keep coming here and stealing jobs!

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
6 years 3 days ago, 10:18 AM

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and btw coldfront

guns dont kill people, chuck norris does lol

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
6 years 3 days ago, 10:23 AM

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chuck norris doesnt have a chin, it's another fist behind that beard

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6 years 3 days ago, 10:26 AM

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before santa forgot

before santa forgot a gift for chuck norris, he existed.

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
6 years 3 days ago, 10:37 AM

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made in america

i remember when it was hard to find things that were made in(?).everything on the shelves at the stores was made in USA.if you were tight for cash,you would look for made in(?)items.you knew by buying the made in (?) that meant you were going to end up buying a replacement because there was not a warranty on the cheaper made in (?) item.within a few years the quality of the made in (?) items began to improve and the availability began to increase.it seemed like the quality of american made items began to slide and the price seemed to go up.now to a young kid buying parts for his bike or fishing gear at the sporting goods store price was what mattered!so,as with most people,i started buying more made in (?) items.it accured to me later(years)that it was this rational that changed the landscape of american consumerism.the other big factor was and still is the greed of american "free enterprise"companies.it isnt real hard to see why the market has changed the way it has.case in point automobile manufacturers,who is asking for a bailout?sure as hell aint toyota!

6 years 3 days ago, 11:15 AM

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YES, but.............

at least consider how this got started. Part of it was because Toyota and other similar manufacturers, did not pay their assembly line workers anything like what the Big Three paid, PLUS the cost of a super-duper benefits package.

So the Japanese embraced Total Quality, [as taught by American experts who were ignored by American industry], and Japan started to produce very high quality automobiles, at lower total cost including overseas shipment. All this developed while the Big Three fell further and further behind on Quality and reliability. So what were the American people going to buy?
Certainly, not junk.
We are where we are in the us Auto manufacturing business because;
1) Too many concessions were made to the UAW.
2) A very late embracing of Total Quality by the US manufacturers, allowed the foreign competitors to capture and retain the confidence of the American market.
3) The dumbest-assed excuse for management, in the history of US industry.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
6 years 3 days ago, 11:33 AM

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furthermore

The Japanese markets in Japan are closed. The Japanese do business different than we here in the states do, LLE eluded to that in his second paragraph. They see business as war. They look to the long term, not what can I get today. It is no suprise to me that the Japanese companies have exploited the "American way of life" to their benefit. Bribes, secret meetings, fraud, cover ups, etc are common place in business for Japanese companies; as long as they can get away with them, and they have been conducting business like this for a long time, so they are very good at it.
The U.S. has an open market where we let anyone compete "equally". As LLE said, after the end of WW2 the Japanese hired business professors to teach them how the U.S. was able to beat them from a financial view point. They adopted the teachings and purchased their way to global markets. We have not changed, look at the unions to see just how we are the same. It could be argued that there is constant strife in the union shops because there is an underlying us versus them mentality propogated by the union organizers so they can justify their jobs. [I am not a fan of unions, so there might be some opinion thrown in that last statement ;)]
I was pleased to read that the UAW was willing to work with GM and Chrysler to cut costs. It took the threat of bankruptcy, but there is the willing. I hope I did not go off on too much of a tangent greasy.

For those of you who have time to read, there is a book I recommend you read to learn about the Japanese business model. Rising Sun by Michael Crichton. Although it is fictional, there is a lot of explanation based off of fact. DO NOT rent the movie, it does not follow the story close enough to be used as a learning tool.

clint

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6 years 3 days ago, 1:51 PM

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Of course, some of what I said was opinion also---but it was enlightened opinion from having worked in the environment, and observed first hand.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
6 years 3 days ago, 11:16 AM

Anonymous

So...

we should let them sink or swim on their own.?i dont think the feds should get involved as we have seen what their involvement in banking has done.(complete waste)

6 years 3 days ago, 11:22 AM

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The federal government should be reduced to The three main branches. Everything else should be up to the states. Let them do it on their own, thats what a free trade market is about. Only the strong survive, you don't learn anythinbg if there are no penalties and no one shows you the right way. Besides, all they have to do is mirror the succesful companies and sadly they are not the Americans right now.

"The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist." Kevin Spacey: (The Usual Suspects)
6 years 3 days ago, 11:25 AM

Anonymous

i concur

with"only the strong survive"and i believe this concept should be applied to business far more often than it is.it should not matter the level of the business.

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