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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/12/2018 11:05:26 PM   
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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/13/2018 1:03:05 AM   
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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/13/2018 1:08:10 AM   
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He is NOT sleeping. He is doing eyelid maintenance - he is checking them for pinholes!

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/15/2018 8:07:56 AM   
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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/15/2018 7:55:31 PM   
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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/18/2018 8:33:45 AM   
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I'm getting really tired of buying stuff and finding out it's Chinese made. It either arrives defective or breaks down within a year. There used to be a law that you had to say up front where something was made. What happened to that law? I once bought some sewing needles at Jo-Ann that were Chinese. Every single one broke when you put some thread through it and pulled. I went back and got some Czech made needles and you couldn't ask for anything better. Is there a place other than Amazon where you can buy stuff knowing up front where it was made? The Chinese put European names on their products to make them sound legitimate, but they're not.

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/18/2018 9:28:38 AM   
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This from the illiterate Chinese. I didn't respond to them but if I had it would be along the lines of: "No I don't want a defective clock to replace the defective clock you sent me. I want to get a clock from someone who makes clocks that aren't defective."




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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/18/2018 12:51:40 PM   
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Send a letter to Jo-Ann fabrics headquarters to let them know about the problem and your solution of reconsidering your shopping there. Do your research to find out what companies don't make things in China - but that is difficult. Many components are Chinese made.

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/18/2018 1:46:28 PM   
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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/18/2018 2:08:50 PM   
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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/18/2018 3:42:25 PM   
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This from the illiterate Chinese. I didn't respond to them but if I had it would be along the lines of: "No I don't want a defective clock to replace the defective clock you sent me. I want to get a clock from someone who makes clocks that aren't defective."





There is a key phrase in that letter where they will welcome your suggestions - take advantage of it and tell them what to do with their defective clock!

I think the country labeling law/regulation was dropped during the Bush admin. after lobbyists for importers spoke to the Administration in their usual generous manner.

Bear in mind that China went so far as to manufacture substandard bolts and fittings for aircraft that led to the crash of at least one large jet. They provided all the fake certification and markings to say the parts met standards but tests showed they were as little as half the strength required by the standard. After the NTSB made their report the whole Aircraft manufacturing and maintenance industry did a review and found the faulty parts everywhere, including Air Force One!

I have a deep suspicion about buying the cheapest version of anything. I gladly paid the higher price for imported cars when North American made ones were horribly unreliable/quick to wear out/shoddily made. Never regretted the choice.

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/18/2018 3:56:16 PM   
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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/18/2018 7:03:17 PM   
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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/18/2018 7:22:20 PM   
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Devil's advocate: it is possible that the tag was made in Asia and the actual assembly was, indeed, performed in the USA.

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/19/2018 1:36:18 AM   
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Devil's advocate: it is possible that the tag was made in Asia and the actual assembly was, indeed, performed in the USA.

Or the owner's name is Embery and the Pro Shop owner doesn't like him so he personalized his name tag?

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/19/2018 11:12:23 AM   
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I have a deep suspicion about buying the cheapest version of anything. I gladly paid the higher price for imported cars when North American made ones were horribly unreliable/quick to wear out/shoddily made. Never regretted the choice.


Remember the days when "Made in Japan" meant the stuff was crap? Then a change occurred. Japanese mfg. decided they wanted that to mean the same thing as "Made in Germany" and the "This is Crap" designation migrated to Hong Kong. Nothing lasts forever, Takata has taken the sheen off of "Made in Japan" and Mercedes and VW have as well for the "Made in Germany" brand.

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/19/2018 12:32:08 PM   
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I have hand tools made in Germany and made in Japan that are superb. Japanese saws are as unique as they are functional. Canada and the US are also showing quality, in making some of the older tools and newer designs.

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/19/2018 12:32:30 PM   
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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/19/2018 12:35:06 PM   
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A Combination Plane made in Canada. Modeled after a early 1900s Stanley plane.




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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/19/2018 3:38:06 PM   
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That thing needs more knobs to be useful.

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/19/2018 7:53:25 PM   
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I have hand tools made in Germany and made in Japan that are superb. Japanese saws are as unique as they are functional. Canada and the US are also showing quality, in making some of the older tools and newer designs.

Any country can make quality goods; any country can make junk. It's a matter of what they think the customers are willing to pay for.

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/19/2018 8:11:57 PM   
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Here is something China is very good at making, lanterns.

R.E. Dietz Company was a lighting products manufacturer. They are best known for hot blast and cold blast kerosene lanterns. The company started in 1840 when its founder, 22-year-old Robert E. Dietz purchased a Lamp & Oil business in Brooklyn, New York. Robert Edwin Dietz first began selling whale oil and camphene lamps and lanterns in 1840 at the age of 22. Robert and his brother Michael patented the first practical flat wick burner especially designed for the then new fuel oil, kerosene, in 1859.


Moved to China in the 1950s


My favorite is - Dietz No. 80 Hurricane Lantern.




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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/19/2018 11:07:17 PM   
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That garrobo would be on a grill quickly in El Salvador.

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/20/2018 2:14:04 AM   
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That thing needs more knobs to be useful.

The word knobs is allowed on this forum? There is no such thing as too many knobs.

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/20/2018 2:16:07 AM   
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Give him a break. He obviously knows where it's at.

Referring to the Iguanodon.

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/20/2018 4:37:33 PM   
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I have hand tools made in Germany and made in Japan that are superb. Japanese saws are as unique as they are functional. Canada and the US are also showing quality, in making some of the older tools and newer designs.

Any country can make quality goods; any country can make junk. It's a matter of what they think the customers are willing to pay for.


Correct sir !

Further in many many industries such as the Auto Industry all the "quality parts" are subcontracted. So the water pump in a Ford / GM / Toyota / Volkswagen is actually the same part manufactured by "i.e. Magna International - somewhere". Ergo a Collision Airbag recall affects multiple brands of cars.

This is equally true in almost all durable goods. Fridges, Wood Planes, Tools, Stoves... you name it. Electronics perhaps less so where a few large factories in China South Korea Indonesia dominate the market and 'multi brand'.

One exception to the rule.

English Cuisine.

The English have been unable to manufacture a cuisine since the time of Victoria the 1st.

The major impetus - to expanded into an Empire that included Hong Kong, India, the Caribbean, and the Middle East merely to import a good cuisine.


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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/20/2018 5:09:46 PM   
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The major impetus - to expanded into an Empire that included Hong Kong, India, the Caribbean, and the Middle East merely to import a good cuisine.



The Empire has expanded into England.

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/20/2018 5:31:41 PM   
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The English have been unable to manufacture a cuisine since the time of Victoria the 1st.


At least they don't make Haggis!

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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/20/2018 5:35:00 PM   
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The major impetus - to expanded into an Empire that included Hong Kong, India, the Caribbean, and the Middle East merely to import a good cuisine.


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RE: OT Thighs to ponder - 7/20/2018 6:29:35 PM   
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