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Old 07-22-2016, 01:25 PM   #121
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Good one!

However, we drive tent stakes for the screen house we set up outside. Definitely needed them last night to keep it from blowing away. Our neighbor had one of those quick-deploy canopies with a sun screen on one side. By morning, that baby was upside down with legs sticking up in the air at various angles and all the canvas bunched up under it, in the bushes behind their campsite.

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Sounds like a waste. Airstreams don't use stakes.

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Old 07-26-2016, 12:48 PM   #122
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I wish everything in my house were made in the USA but unfortunately I can't find everything I want/need made here.
My fine Win 101 shotgun was made in Japan. So was my Purdy made in England. And the recent radio show I listened to was about a US citizen immigrated from China who walked all around his town asking everyone to buy ALL their Xmas gifts only made in USA and to remove ALL their household goods made in China out to their garages for 30 days to see if they could live without them. (Result?: over 90% of all goods, durable and otherwise, in US households come from China. They couldn't cook meals without Chinese toasters, ovens, microwaves, and pots/pans. No toys could be found except a few made in Viet Nam. Even the American Flags for July 4th were sold by WalMart made in China. The U.S. ARMY for chrissakes wears uniforms made in China and Pakistan!)

That's the BAD news.

The GOOD news?
The more that China sells stuff to the rest of the world..... the more capitalist they become.

And the more we have commerce with them, the more they listen to us.

(And China has a very loooong history of very FEW military excursions beyond their own borders, personally I only keep an eye on them, and don't fall for those that becry "wolf" only to get my vote so they can enrichen themselves over other Americans.)

Boycott Burger King. You'll do more for America. (They've moved corporate hq's to avoid paying US taxes.)
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Old 07-26-2016, 01:16 PM   #123
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Boycott Burger King. You'll do more for America. (They've moved corporate hq's to avoid paying US taxes.)
BK has corporate HQ's in Miami, which I think is still part of the US.
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Old 07-26-2016, 03:32 PM   #124
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BK bought Tim Horton's (a Canadian company) and scampered offshore to reduce their taxes. Their former headquarters is now leased by several tenants including the Town of Palmetto Bay, Florida.
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Old 07-27-2016, 04:25 PM   #125
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The funny thing is, American producers are bound by law to limit environmental damage, not so Chinese producers.

So, a person might say that buying domestic produced goods is good for the environment.


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Old 07-27-2016, 04:28 PM   #126
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And a person might say that buying domestically produced goods adds much to domestic employment while also providing a lot more tax revenue.

Foreign producers get access to our markets while paying few if any taxes.

Does this seem right?


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You are echoing my sentiments exactly. They build a beautiful trailer and than don't follow through. And yes they are surly at the JC service center. There again you have to wait three weeks to get a slot so what do they care.
What is it with women and Airstreams ? My wife wouldn't hear or settle for anything else either.
My first two trailers were SOB's, then after retirement I wanted an Airstream. Must be because my testosterone level dropped to low.
But you have to admit they are pretty and shiny.
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Methinks you are underestimating the appeal of the manly art of keeping an Airstream in tip-top operating condition, haha!
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Methinks you are underestimating the appeal of the manly art of keeping an Airstream in tip-top operating condition, haha!


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Old 02-25-2018, 07:11 PM   #130
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And many of us have the scars to prove we are doing those manly things....to keep our Airstream in shape seems to mean we get bunged outta shape occasionally.
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