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Old 12-10-2011, 08:19 AM   #1
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There is a new site that will be live shortly ( keepamerica.com ), that claims they will be an online source for all things made in the USA. Their purpose is to increase sales for those mfg. and thus increase American jobs.

Sounds good to me. I will be watching and buying all those products I can.
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Thanks, just signed up to be notified when it goes live
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I rarely shop, but when I do,if I see something "Made in the USA", I buy it whether I need it or not.
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There is a new site that will be live shortly ( keepamerica.com ), that claims they will be an online source for all things made in the USA. Their purpose is to increase sales for those mfg. and thus increase American jobs.

Sounds good to me. I will be watching and buying all those products I can.

Sadly so few things are actually MADE IN AMERICA anymore. Poor John Ratzenberger would be hard pressed to find material for his defunct TV Series !

Even most so-called American Cars are assembled in Canada, or Asia, the motors and/or major components and certainly the electronics come from Japan, Korea, or China. They slap an emblem of FORD, CHEVY, or Chrysler on em but if you look and read closely you will be shocked at where the "pieces parts" really came from. Try to work on your M/H, you better have a metric as well as ASE set of wrenches and sockets.

The America most of knew as kidz is fast transforming into the world/global economic cesspool of whatever cheap thing the greedy manufacturers can find on the global market! Sam Walton's coffin must have been placed into a 12 ft thick cement sarcoughagus like Chernobyl Nuclear Plant to keep him from clawing his way out and personally chewing the ass, arms and legs off every sad traitor in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Rant over I need a Nitro pill... sadly it was prob made in germany !
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Sadly so few things are actually MADE IN AMERICA anymore. Poor John Ratzenberger would be hard pressed to find material for his defunct TV Series !

Even most so-called American Cars are assembled in Canada, or Asia, the motors and/or major components and certainly the electronics come from Japan, Korea, or China. They slap an emblem of FORD, CHEVY, or Chrysler on em but if you look and read closely you will be shocked at where the "pieces parts" really came from. Try to work on your M/H, you better have a metric as well as ASE set of wrenches and sockets.

The America most of knew as kidz is fast transforming into the world/global economic cesspool of whatever cheap thing the greedy manufacturers can find on the global market! Sam Walton's coffin must have been placed into a 12 ft thick cement sarcoughagus like Chernobyl Nuclear Plant to keep him from clawing his way out and personally chewing the ass, arms and legs off every sad traitor in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Rant over I need a Nitro pill... sadly it was prob made in germany !

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I was looking at a Panasonic Micro-Wave package it said right on the side of the box.....package printed in Japan. Item made in China.

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Signed up too. Thanks for sharing the link.

We had a vendor that sold us our marketing items. WE always insisted on made in America ball caps, ink pens etc...

We learned through him that a lot of items with the made in America logo where from overseas. The only requirement to list the item as made in America was that a percentage of the labor used in the assembly or manufacture of the item had to be performed in America. We looked at a ball cap with the little rope on the front, by having that rope sewn on in America the hat could have the made in America logo.

Don't know if this loophole still exists today or not.
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In the middle of the page, in small print, above the changing pictures it states:

"Click here to shop now."

Or go here:

https://keepamerica.com/shop/
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In the middle of the page, in small print, above the changing pictures it states:

"Click here to shop now."

Or go here:

https://keepamerica.com/shop/
Their initial catalog only has $64.00 items to make a point that if that amount of the average Americans christmas budget ( spending ) is spent on these products, it will create 200,000 American jobs. According to them. If the whole $704 budget was spent on all American made products, it would create 4.6 million American jobs. Sweet
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There is a new "Made In America" show on now, different host. I don't remember if it was on there, or another show that said that a product has to be around 60% American made to have the label of "Made in USA". Somewhere I saw a program that said that New Balance was the only "sport" shoe that sported the label Made in USA, and not the entire shoe was made here, and I think only one of their shoes was made here. Everyone bad raps Wal-Mart for it's Chinese products, but I challenge you to go to any store and find many products that have mainly US products for sale. Many big name products that I've always thought were US made I've been finding out are made in other countries. One major company that sells work clothes has items made all over the world...shirts in one country, jackets, pants, cover-alls, etc are made in assorted others. Sad to say, even if it's "made" in the US, chances are it's not entirely made in the US, and if it is, it's probably made from materials made in another country.
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Sadly so few things are actually MADE IN AMERICA anymore. Poor John Ratzenberger would be hard pressed to find material for his defunct TV Series !

Even most so-called American Cars are assembled in Canada, or Asia, the motors and/or major components and certainly the electronics come from Japan, Korea, or China. They slap an emblem of FORD, CHEVY, or Chrysler on em but if you look and read closely you will be shocked at where the "pieces parts" really came from. Try to work on your M/H, you better have a metric as well as ASE set of wrenches and sockets.

The America most of knew as kidz is fast transforming into the world/global economic cesspool of whatever cheap thing the greedy manufacturers can find on the global market! Sam Walton's coffin must have been placed into a 12 ft thick cement sarcoughagus like Chernobyl Nuclear Plant to keep him from clawing his way out and personally chewing the ass, arms and legs off every sad traitor in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Rant over I need a Nitro pill... sadly it was prob made in germany !

The manufacturers and retailers are only responding to the consumer (you and me) who want lower prices, most don't care where a product is made as long as it's cheap to buy.
We as a nation can not compete with the low cost labor in many other countries and until such time we lower our expectations on wages or pay increased prices we will continue to see an influx of products "MADE in ANYWHERE" but here.
It has nothing to do with greed on anyone's part, it has to do with giving "us" what we want, lower prices, and they come with a cost of their own.
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Like it or not, this is a global economy. Isolationists, of any degree, cannot win. It's too late.

To join into the "Buy American" crowd is fine, but is a purely emotional decision, mostly void of analytical investigation into unforeseen consequences.

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Like it or not, this is a global economy. Isolationists, of any degree, cannot win. It's too late.

To join into the "Buy American" crowd is fine, but is a purely emotional decision, mostly void of analytical investigation into unforeseen consequences.

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I agree Ed. If one is to buy only American, better be prepared to do without. You are correct, "its too late". IMHO

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Even most so-called American Cars are assembled in Canada, or Asia, the motors and/or major components and certainly the electronics come from Japan, Korea, or China. They slap an emblem of FORD, CHEVY, or Chrysler on em but if you look and read closely you will be shocked at where the "pieces parts" really came from. Try to work on your M/H, you better have a metric as well as ASE set of wrenches and sockets.
First: I would like to remind you that Canada is part of North Americia..

That said, I do understand that by "American" we mean the United States of America.. It is just that I like to do things literally and .. Well, you know.

Now: How to tell where your car was assembled, NOTE: This is not necessary where it was made. But it is where the doors, seats, wheels (including the one with the loose nut beind it) and such are all bolted together.

If it was made this century (I think 1981 is the cut off) it should have as I recall a 17 characater VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) IF the first digit is a NUMBER.. It was likely made in North America.

1 = United States
2 = Canada
3 = Mexico
4 = United States
5 = United States (MY RV for example starts with a 5)
Six through 9 are not, yet, far as I know, assigned, however this may no longer be true as my information is a touch out of date.

The Next character is the Manufacturer by the way.

So a Volkswagen (VW) which is made in West Germany, Starts with WV for West German - Volkswagen.

Many Hondas are US (made just outside of Detroit in fact, in Flat Rock)

So are many other "Foreign" cars.. But if you read the VIN you know.

(On the flip side. Some Fords are "3"s (made in Mexico) and both GM and Chrysler make in Canada)
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