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Old 11-01-2008, 12:28 PM   #15
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Buy American OUR future depends on it. I try as much as possible to support my local economy in all that I buy. At least my 04 Tundra (at the time) was 65% US made. I know we can do better. Is there anything in Wal-Mart not made in China??
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:00 PM   #16
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Doesn't seem like much these day's does it... People have said buy Ford, Chevy, and GM because the money stays here... Not always true.. These companies own lots of Foreign ones too... That money they make here goes there to help the failing companies which in turn make the US companies fail...

Buying Made in america or american from american companies doesn't mean the money stays here.. now buy from a small american business and it will help out the local economy, even though the products my not be made in american.

It's a tuff call.... But I try to support our local small business vs. Wally world, But I do shop there sometimes for convenance..
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:25 PM   #17
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Buy american cooper tires

I want to buy American. BUT!
My trailer needs new tires.I have two posting on this forums under TIRES,one is "HELP TIRES, TIRES,TIRES" and the other is "COOPER CUSTOM PLUS TRAILER tires".I am trying to find out from any Airstreamer using this tire how good this American made tire is.I have not got ONE reply from any Airstreamer using them.
Could it be that since this tire cost like $158 to $182 each that all the Airstreamer buy Maxxis and Tow Masters and other tires made overseas that cost $ 100 or less each?
Since I have not gotten any info from a Airstreamers about the Cooper CUSTOM TRAILER PLUS tire it looks like I will have to go with the Maxxis since the Airstreamers using them seem to like them.
SORRY AMERICA
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Old 11-01-2008, 01:35 PM   #18
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Are there other sources where you can find out about Cooper tires? Perhaps no one here has any experience with them and can't comment.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:03 PM   #19
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Are there other sources where you can find out about Cooper tires? Perhaps no one here has any experience with them and can't comment.
I have not found much about this tire any where.
Perhaps no one here has experience with them because they cost to much compaired to tires made overseas.
So I hate it but it looks like I will be off to WAL MART like the rest of AMERICA and buy China made. AND THAT AIN'T JOHN DEER GREEN.
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Old 11-01-2008, 02:41 PM   #20
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Stock market has tanked, economy is in ruins, job layoffs are at an all time high.
The stock market has gone up and down and always back up since I've been making a buck, or two, in the markets since 1970. This down cycle is not as bad as others have been, i.e., 1987 or 2001. In the interest of fairness, the 2001 deal after the terrorist attack on New York was the worst. However, as the recession-driven media failed to point out, the Dow was back even in 59 days. No, there were no headlines to point that out. Good news does not sell newspapers. Check out the recovery rates on the other dips for more info.

No, the sky is not falling! The unemployment rate in the Carter administration peaked at about 12%. It is now about 5 or 6% and the media are screaming that the sky is, again, falling! If you are old enough you might remember in that same era that home mortgage loans peaked at about 21.5%? You think times are tough now? As they say:"You shoulda been there!"

The economy has slowed greatly--not a recession by definition nor, certainly, not a depression. That news will not sell newspapers either.
Zig Ziegler commented that the media has predicted 36 out of the last 2 recessions (Numbers from memory--you get the idea).

Yes, it sounds bad and jobs are being lost. Jobs are always being lost. Gas was astronomically high--gas came back down. Don't believe that any particular candidate or party fixed it. Someone is always invading the sovereign lands of someone else. The market corrected a bunch and will come back. Where is the bottom? Don't believe anyone that knows the answer. In January, tt will be cold in Kansas City and warm in Phoenix. It always works that way. Paris Hilton has not been in the news lately but, I'm betting, will be again sooner or later.

These things always correct--some sooner, some later. Don't buy into the media hype. I'm betting that GM will be here in 20 years. Anyone want to take me up on it?

If only my Flying Cloud floor would correct its failures. Maybe I should lay an Econ 101 book over the rotten spots...................
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AMERICA and buy China made. AND THAT AIN'T JOHN DEER GREEN.
And even my JOHN DEER GREEN (tractor) isn't made in the US anymore...
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And even my JOHN DEER GREEN (tractor) isn't made in the US anymore...
Trade it in on a Snapper. Made right here in our home town. They've been around for years. I traded in my '78 for a new one about 4 or 5 years ago. Made in America and MUCH cheaper than a John Deer. They run forever and you can actually work on them without breaking the bank or your knuckles. Great machine. American Made.

And no, I don't work for the company but I had an uncle who worked there for years.

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Trade it in on a Snapper. Made right here in our home town. They've been around for years. I traded in my '78 for a new one about 4 or 5 years ago. Made in America and MUCH cheaper than a John Deer. They run forever and you can actually work on them without breaking the bank or your knuckles. Great machine. American Made.

And no, I don't work for the company but I had an uncle who worked there for years.

Jim
Second the durability of the Snappers. We have 3 on the homeplace and the newest one is over 25 years old, the oldest somewhere past the 35 year mark All still being used on a regular basis. Parts are still available for all of them too!

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Old 11-01-2008, 09:33 PM   #24
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Trade it in on a Snapper. Made right here in our home town. They've been around for years. I traded in my '78 for a new one about 4 or 5 years ago. Made in America and MUCH cheaper than a John Deer. They run forever and you can actually work on them without breaking the bank or your knuckles. Great machine. American Made.

And no, I don't work for the company but I had an uncle who worked there for years.

Jim
Maybe When Snapper makes a 30 hp diesel with a front loader and rear PTO>> 4x4
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OH, sorry about that. I thought you were talking about a mower. I don't think Snapper has anything in the 30 hp range.

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OK. I'm having a tough time trying to figure out which one is American. Is it the Chevy pick up made in Canada? Or how about the Toyota Camry made in Kentucky?
Hi, the answer is both, sort-of. Anything made in the north or south American continents could be considered as "made in America." The real question is: Is it made it the U.S.A.? And I personally don't consider a car assembled in the U.S.A. [with mostly foreign parts] as Made in the U.S.A. How much of that car was actually made here?
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Old 11-02-2008, 07:36 AM   #27
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simply buy american. if you can our products are almost always better. we always think it's going to be some others guys job that will be cut by imports. sorry you may find it's your job. if you want to make our country strong /buy american/ sorry i'm typing with a broken wrist buy american buy airstream
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How much of that car was actually made here?
All that info is now on the stickers/placards next to the MSRP sticker info. It contains assembly info and major component info and countries of origin and assembly.

For instance, the average Pontiac "Torrent" has an engine made in China and an transmission made in Mexico. They are assembled in Ingersoll, Ontario, Canada.
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