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Old 02-09-2013, 12:15   #181
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Well, only partly. GWB and the republicon led House changed the tax laws to offer very high incentives for manufacturing to be outsourced. Hmm, wonder where that incentive came from... An example is the Stanley Tool Company, once a mainstay of a small New England town for over a century. Stanley tools are now made you know where.
Unless you are prepared to ( a) work for $2 an hour and (b) put up with the issues that arise from erecting trade barriers., then manufacturing will always seek low cost workforces, once the infrastructure there is sufficient to support manufacturing industry.

The key is value add , low tech screwdriver work is gone offshore for good

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Old 02-09-2013, 16:14   #182
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Respectfully, I find the assertion that because I am younger my views are intrinsically less valuable, and that maybe after I grow up and put some big boy pants on I will see things differently, not only offensive but egregiously so.

If older people were so smart they would be doing something to rectify their mistakes instead of shirking their responsibility.

Yeah, I'll give you the first point. That second, however, is where our argument started.

Which older people are you denigrating?

Which mistakes are not being rectified or attempts made?

Which responsibilities are being shirked?

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Old 02-09-2013, 16:58   #183
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To this I say BS! Use the money you saved by replacing your Teak deck with locally sourced wood, instead of contributing to the ongoing destruction of the rainforest, ?
OK, let me look out the window..... Nope, don't see much teak growing here in Massachusetts.... dude.
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OK, let me look out the window..... Nope, don't see much teak growing here in Massachusetts.... dude.
Oh I get it, you like Asian wood better than American wood. Guess that's the choice you're entitled too.
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It's like this. Al Gore wrote the book er movie on environmental stewardship so all you need do is copy him. Get a 20000 sq. Ft. House with a 5000 dollar a month electric bill being sure to pay a premium for only wind generated
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Some wind generated electricity, and you can sleep well at night knowing you are just like the master. Sacrificing to save the planet.
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