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Vanity | 02/01/11 | Vendome

Posted on 02/01/2011 1:25:36 PM PST by Vendome

A physics teacher in high school once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American.

Good idea .... one light bulb at a time ....


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A physics teacher in high school once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would.  With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American.

 
       
Good idea .... one light bulb at a time ....
 
Check this out.  I can verify this because I was in Lowe's the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments.  They were all made in  China  .  The next day I was in Ace Hardware and just for the heck of it I checked the hose attachments there. They were made in  USA  . Start looking.  (note here: earlier this week, RZ was in Lowes looking for a sprinkler head. Looked at RainBird and Looked at Orbits.  RainBird is made inMexico ; Orbits in the  USA  .  Orbits purchased!!)
 
In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job . So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track.  Let's get behind her!
 
My grandson likes Hershey's candy.  I noticed, though, that it is marked made in  Mexico   now.  I do not buy it any more.

 
 
 
 
 
       
My favorite toothpaste, Colgate, is made in  Mexico ... now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.

 
 
 
 
 
 
  
This past weekend I was at Kroger.  I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce dryer sheets.  I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy was an off-brand labeled "Everyday Value.  " I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the stats - they were the same except for the price.  The GE bulbs were more money than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in - get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland, Ohio.
 
So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here.
 
So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets.  Yep, you guessed it... Bounce cost more money and is made inCanada .  The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE  USA  !  I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!
 
My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the  USA  - the job you save may be your own or your neighbors!
 
If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from overseas companies!
 
We should have awakened a decade ago.
 
Let's get with the program.  Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the  U.S.A.
 
I Passed this on. Will you?


1 posted on 02/01/2011 1:25:39 PM PST by Vendome
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To: Vendome

sheeees how big are the keys on dat keyboard?

2 posted on 02/01/2011 1:28:04 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

LOL

I know, I know.

I thought about it and left the formatting to see what would happen.

Probably won’t get read.

Ding dong.


3 posted on 02/01/2011 1:29:24 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Vendome

Great post, yes, I will pass it on.


4 posted on 02/01/2011 1:29:36 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1400 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: Vendome

So where was our President made, do we turn him upside down to look for the label? From his actions I would say he was molded in a muslim country and shipped here. We need some truth in advertising on our CINC. Maybe we should file a complaint with the FTC and they will tell us as the SCOTUS and Congress don’t seem interested.


5 posted on 02/01/2011 1:29:53 PM PST by rolling_stone ( *this makes Watergate look like a kiddie pool*)
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To: Vendome

:)


6 posted on 02/01/2011 1:30:34 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: LucyT

ping


7 posted on 02/01/2011 1:30:43 PM PST by mojitojoe (In it’s 1400 years of existence, Islam has 2 main accomplishments, psychotic violence and goat curr)
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To: rolling_stone
I like the "Turn him upside down " part.
8 posted on 02/01/2011 1:31:47 PM PST by de.rm ('Most people never believe anything you tell them unless it isn't true."-Groucho Marx)
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To: Doogle; All

Latest trick is to put Made for ABC Co. Akron, OH USA and is small letters Mexico, China etc.


9 posted on 02/01/2011 1:33:15 PM PST by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: Doogle; All

Latest trick is to put Made for ABC Co. Akron, OH USA and is small letters Mexico, China etc.


10 posted on 02/01/2011 1:33:27 PM PST by MarineMom613 (RIP Sandra Sue, my fur baby 12/31/1999 ~ 7/2/2010 - See you on the other side!)
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To: Vendome

Of course no company would every lie about where their product was made.


11 posted on 02/01/2011 1:33:49 PM PST by wideminded
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To: Vendome
Hershey's bars used to be made in the good ol’ USA.

But Florida sugar farmers thought they needed protection from cheap imported sugar and our elected representatives gave them that.

So lots of candy companies had to move out of the USA, because their #1 ingredient was ARTIFICIALLY too expensive.

But I guess losing Hershey's, Mother's Cookies, See's Candies, etc is a small price to pay to make sure we grow sugar right here in the USA for more than it is worth on the world market!

Worse, the tariffs on imported sugar were sold to credulous Americans as being putting America First, Saving Jobs (dey took er yobs!), etc, etc.

12 posted on 02/01/2011 1:35:32 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Vendome

Gee, who’da thunk that you could get chocolate made in Mexico? Isn’t just about all cacao grown in Mexico?


13 posted on 02/01/2011 1:35:45 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: rolling_stone

Well, to tell you the truth, they ripped the labels off him in violation of Federal Law.

Probably need agent Mulder to get the bottom of this.


14 posted on 02/01/2011 1:36:17 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Vendome

I’ve been doing that for years, Vendome.

Even if I have to pay more, I’d rather buy things made in the USA.

I just wish that instead of fine print, they would have a big, beautiful American flag stamped on the packages things made here.

It would sure make it a lot easier for me.


15 posted on 02/01/2011 1:36:20 PM PST by derllak
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To: de.rm

I’d be afraid of what might fall off. Most of that Chinese stuff isn’t screwed together very well.


16 posted on 02/01/2011 1:36:28 PM PST by throwback ( The object of opening the mind, as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid)
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To: Doogle

ROFLMAO


17 posted on 02/01/2011 1:37:46 PM PST by Lucky9teen (Jobs? Nope! Economy? Nope! Disarm the U.S? Yep! Impeach the treasonous Marxist Muslim usurper bast)
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To: allmendream

Luckily I don’t care for sweets or desserts and I don’t like chocolate.


18 posted on 02/01/2011 1:38:10 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: Vendome
I would pass it on, but there are problems with the Mega-Letter post.

Reduce the size of the letters to default and the length to a paragraph.

19 posted on 02/01/2011 1:39:39 PM PST by muleskinner
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To: derllak

They use to do that at Walmart but now they are too big to care about the founders values.


20 posted on 02/01/2011 1:39:52 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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