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Old 10-18-2011, 10:13 AM   #29
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I would not think twice about purchasing products made in Canada. I do believe that the Canadians are fair traders and we have great receprosity with them. .
Regarding greeting cards, I have several programs that I use to create my own greeting cards. If I were to buy Greeting cards I would now check the back to see where they were printed.
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Why? What's the diff?
I think I have expressed my opinion as best I can. I am not going to be baited by you to start an arguement or to go any further off topic so this will be my last post on this.
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Old 10-18-2011, 12:42 PM   #31
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Most of the greeting cards I send are Made in the USA... (Actually.. I use software to print them myself, cheaper that way and it does not support China) .
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:23 PM   #32
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:21 PM   #33
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I agree! The only way we are going to turn this county around is to buy from this country. We visited Linville Caverns in NC this summer. Every blessed souvenier was made overseas. I had intened to buy gifts for the g-kids but I told the clerk I would not be making any purchases and why. Probably didn't do much good, but I felt better.
Now I don't see too many things in the stores made in Canada, but I will buy their products. I lived near the Canadian border years ago. The mall in Watertown would be full of Canadians buying our products. Yes, they got more for their money in the US, but the fact remains, they bought from us.
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We have Canadians streaming over our borders here in Minnesota. They spend money like crazy and sad to say, they seem like nice people. Disgusting!!! At least they should say "about" with in "Minnesotan" NOT "aboot".
So your putting a locally owned business out of business?? Hmm..

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The real problem is not with China anymore than with Canada, Mexico or Japan. The real problem is with our own Politicians and the Political Establishment! They are the ones that have created excessive spending supported by excessive debt! It is they who have given us an ever growing bureaucracy with higher pay and benefits which greatly exceed the private sector. More and more regulation and restrictions and longer and longer delays in actually getting any project off the drawing board and into construction. In short it is they who have chosen to strangle the goose that lays the 'Golden Eggs'. Which is the American Taxpayer and American Industry, for those who still have not yet figured that one out!
Actually, the 'time to market' has shortened. By a large margin. Years in fact.. The rest is just political opinion..

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LOL I didn't get my wording right did I? My point was the corporations are moving their factorys overseas for cheap labor, and alot of times cheaply made products, not to Canada. I don't usually see too many products made in Canada, but would buy them before buying made in China. Of course I try to buy only made in the USA, but it is not always possible.
They dont go to Canada 'cause of the regulations and pretty much the same higher wages as here. In any case, what is the difference of 'Buying China' verses 'Buying Canadian'? What about 'Buying Czech'? they make a vast majority of the Light Sport planes sold in the US. As does Germany. Whats different about buying those than from the Chinese?

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Most of the greeting cards I send are Made in the USA... (Actually.. I use software to print them myself, cheaper that way and it does not support China) .
Where's the paper and especially the ink come from? (Canada and China) The printer was most likely made in China too..
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Just about forty years ago:
Here's a TV ad for Richard Nixon's 1972 re-election Campaign
Campaign Spot: The Truth About Taxes (1940) — History.com Video
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"Campaign Spot: China (1972) (1:02)

One of Nixons lasting legacies was his trip to China to normalize relations between the two countries which had been cut off for 20 years. No American president had ever visited China. Nixons tip signaled a major change -- for both America and Chinas policies. And for Republicans, a huge reason to re-elect their candidate."

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Ya.. right after that people complained the Japanese were gonna own the USA.. They were sending all those good, cheap cars and electronics in and buying all of Manhattan!

Then it was the Taiwanese...

Then the Koreans..

Then Mexico (Ross Perot any one?)..

Now China...

Same song, same dance, different partner..
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Hmmmm....
That was forty years ago....
Guess that would have been our parents doin' the complaining, and throwing in some stuff about the "young, lazy good-for-nothings" watching the country go to the dogs...
Oh!
Wait!
They were talking about.............US!

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Hmmmm....
That was forty years ago....
Guess that would have been our parents doin' the complaining, and throwing in some stuff about the "young, lazy good-for-nothings" watching the country go to the dogs...
Oh!
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They were talking about.............US!

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Francesca all I can say is speak for your self, when I was 10 I wanted a toy gun, it was $10 he said I'll give you $5 you earn the other $5. Here in Philly we have the soft pretzel, as a kid they sold for a penny. There was a pretzel bakery in the neighborhood you could buy them 2 for a penny. Took a dollar fifty and bought 200 pretzels a a jar of mustard. Went to the local trucking depot, caught all the drivers and sold out in 10 minutes. Doubled my investment and learned it felt good to make money. Next day bought 400 and sold out again. Did this all summer, had the gun and a bankroll. That's what my Dad taught me!!!
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Now if it has to say "Made in U.S.A.," well, that's different.
But what if it's made in New Jersey?
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Whats made in New Jersey??

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Francesca all I can say is speak for your self, when I was 10 I wanted a toy gun, it was $10 he said I'll give you $5 you earn the other $5. Here in Philly we have the soft pretzel, as a kid they sold for a penny. There was a pretzel bakery in the neighborhood you could buy them 2 for a penny. Took a dollar fifty and bought 200 pretzels a a jar of mustard. Went to the local trucking depot, caught all the drivers and sold out in 10 minutes. Doubled my investment and learned it felt good to make money. Next day bought 400 and sold out again. Did this all summer, had the gun and a bankroll. That's what my Dad taught me!!!
Well, for crying out loud, how did you let the country get in such a mess since then????
Seems like if you'd kept it up, your kids and their kids would be doing the same thing...

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What if it said "Made in Canada" instead of "Made in China"?
I'd buy it. Canadians are our northern cousins, we can understand them without taking foreign language lessons (unless they are Quebecois) and they brew good beer, eh?
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Whats made in New Jersey??

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Mobsters?
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