As China costs rise, technology lures U.S. factories home

Jul 24, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

Seesmart Inc, a small California lighting company, used to make all of its LED products in China, but last year that started to change.

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Good news for the U.S. Let's keep it going.................
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Lots of cheap labor in Africa. Only Bush gives a crap about them and nobody likes Bush so these people can easily be exploited for profit.

Where's Vera Baker?

“i hope we can change this!”

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did they get an obama guaranteed loan, too?
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The pendalum swings back here.....
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The Economic traitors come Home! Not out of loyalty to the Flag and The Nation, but to The Bottom Line and Corporate Profits that has helped destroy our Cities and Social Networks.
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You know it is not for the workers intrests. They are getting something. They are also lowering the wages of the American worker.

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shhhh... STFU, you lost...

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President Obama’s policies are bringing manufacturing, factories and jobs back to the United States…

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Economic Traitors wrote:
The Economic traitors come Home! Not out of loyalty to the Flag and The Nation, but to The Bottom Line and Corporate Profits that has helped destroy our Cities and Social Networks.
Sounds more like the liberal doctrine.

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Marine Corp Pat wrote:
President Obama’s policies are bringing manufacturing, factories and jobs back to the United States…
yep, you can get a pel grant now in burger flipping 101 at Chicago U.

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Go Blue wrote:
The pendalum swings back here.....
yes

Obama’s Ratings Dive
By Dick Morris on July 24, 2012

His personal favorability, once a strong point for Obama, has vanished and is now being replaced by a personal dislike that is dragging him down.

These data, buried deep in the latest NY Times/CBS poll (of registered voters, not likely voters) are both stark and important. In April, Obama had a 42-45 favorable/unfavorable rating, itself a shock given his vastly higher favorable ratings only a few months before. Now, he has a favorable rating of only 36% and an unfavorable rating of 48%.

The NY Times poll showed Romney getting 47% of the vote compared to 46% for Obama (again, this poll is of registered voters, likely voter polls are more pro-Romney). So that means that one-quarter of Obama’s voters do not give him a favorable rating – a danger sign for the president.

What is most notable about this statistic is that it is not due primarily to the bad economy. While the Times poll showed that the percent of voters who feel he is doing a good job in handling the economy has dropped to 36%, Obama’s ratings in this category have been low for some time. The drop in favorability is new.

Rather the cause of his decreased likeability is his negative campaigning, both in person and on the air. He is now no longer the sunny, optimistic, friendly person he portrayed himself as being in 2008. Instead, a nasty, surly, angry image has taken over.

This change is at the heart of Obama’s dilemma. The more he goes negative, the more he hurts himself in the process and undermines the reservoir to good will that has sustained him through tough economic times.
As recently as one year ago, Obama’s personal favorability was ten points above his vote share in most polls. Now it is ten points below it presaging further a likely further drop in his poll numbers.
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did they get an obama guaranteed loan, too?
No, but more news like this will
Guarantee Obama an
Election....
DEPT OF REVENUE

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SO NOW THEIR GONNA IMPORT ASSEMBLIES from chinese low bidders,assemble them with mexican labor, and put "MADE IN THE USA ".with foreign and domestic parts..until the federal state and county tax write off ends. then move to the texas/mexican border..

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Your Ex wrote:
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No, but more news like this will
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You can tell a lot about a person by assessing what they purchase. It's called "consumer profiling," and corporations do it all the time. That's how those grocery store loyalty discount programs work, by the way -- they profile your psychology by analyzing what you're buying. From that information, they can target you for coupons, mailers and other marketing campaigns that "magically" speak to your particular interests. It's not magic, of course; it's just behavioral profiling.

So what happens if we profile the purchasing behavior of the U.S. government? What do we find?

Bullets, bullet-proof roadside checkpoint booths, and anti-radiation pills.

450 million rounds of hollow points to be used against the American people
Just a few weeks ago, the federal government initiated a contract for acquiring 450 million rounds of .40 caliber ammunition. "The special hollow point effectively passes through a variety of barriers and holds its jacket in the toughest conditions," says a press release from the award winner, ammunition manufacturer ATK.( http://www.marketwatch.com/story/atk-secures-... ...). This ammo is for the Department of Homeland Security as well as ICE.

Question: What does DHS intend to do with 450 million rounds of barrier-piercing hollow point ammunition?

The really important answer is that no one buys hollow point bullets for target practice. They're too expensive. Practice ammo is always FMJ ammo (Full Metal Jacket), meaning it has a solid tip. But the far more expensive hollow point ammo is ballistically designed to shred internal organs upon impact. It's the kind of ammo used by police officers who want to shatter the bad guy's sternum as quickly as possible and thereby bring him to the ground where he bleeds out from internal tissue trauma.

The DHS is a domestic agency. It does not fight wars overseas. It almost exclusively concerns itself with the American people on American soil. That the DHS is contracting to buy 450 million rounds of hollow point ammo can only mean DHS plans to need this ammo to be used against the American people.

Do the math: That's almost two bullets for every man, woman and child in America -- all in the hands of a government agency that says you should spy on your fellow citizens because they might be terrorists. The message is clear: Government is good, citizens are bad. And DHS feels it needs 450 million rounds of hollow point ammo to keep the American people in line, apparently. For what other purpose would so much hollow point ammo be purchased?

Bullet-proof roadside checkpoint booths
If you're still not convinced that the USA is rapidly devolving into a fascist police state with TSA and DHS goons feeling your genitals at the airport and randomly searching your bags on city busses, DHS has now bought tens of millions of dollars worth of bullet-proof roadway checkpoint booths featuring level-3 bulletproof glass ( http://www.prisonplanet.com/after-huge-ammo-b... -...).

It forces us to ask the obvious question: For what purpose does the DHS need thousands of bulletproof checkpoint booths?

Once again, the answer is obvious: To quickly erect "show us your papers" checkpoints on roadways, highways and key traffic points nationwide.

Learn more: http://www.naturalnews.com/035607_government_...

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

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did they get an obama guaranteed loan, too?
It must be difficult for you, but why not at least say "finally, you guys are coming home", and be happy, instead of making your BS remarks?

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<quoted text>yes
Obama’s Ratings Dive
By Dick Morris on July 24, 2012
His personal favorability, once a strong point for Obama, has vanished and is now being replaced by a personal dislike that is dragging him down.
These data, buried deep in the latest NY Times/CBS poll (of registered voters, not likely voters) are both stark and important. In April, Obama had a 42-45 favorable/unfavorable rating, itself a shock given his vastly higher favorable ratings only a few months before. Now, he has a favorable rating of only 36% and an unfavorable rating of 48%.
The NY Times poll showed Romney getting 47% of the vote compared to 46% for Obama (again, this poll is of registered voters, likely voter polls are more pro-Romney). So that means that one-quarter of Obama’s voters do not give him a favorable rating – a danger sign for the president.
What is most notable about this statistic is that it is not due primarily to the bad economy. While the Times poll showed that the percent of voters who feel he is doing a good job in handling the economy has dropped to 36%, Obama’s ratings in this category have been low for some time. The drop in favorability is new.
Rather the cause of his decreased likeability is his negative campaigning, both in person and on the air. He is now no longer the sunny, optimistic, friendly person he portrayed himself as being in 2008. Instead, a nasty, surly, angry image has taken over.
This change is at the heart of Obama’s dilemma. The more he goes negative, the more he hurts himself in the process and undermines the reservoir to good will that has sustained him through tough economic times.
As recently as one year ago, Obama’s personal favorability was ten points above his vote share in most polls. Now it is ten points below it presaging further a likely further drop in his poll numbers.
Dubo's a real piece of work. When I give a CBS poll, he calls it liberal tripe. Now the same paper is saying something in your favor, and you pase/copy this sh!t on every thead? What a dick!
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You know it is not for the workers intrests. They are getting something. They are also lowering the wages of the American worker.
That is going to be the longterm effect...and the huge corporate wealthy will blame the american worker and their unions, when it is a combination of factors, foremost is corporate greed.....
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It must be difficult for you, but why not at least say "finally, you guys are coming home", and be happy, instead of making your BS remarks?
I'm with you...let's welcome them home...Now, what have we learned, from this?

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<quoted text>I'm with you...let's welcome them home...Now, what have we learned, from this?
I think the larger question is what ave companies who have outsourced to China learned.

Many companies I conduct business with have found that lots of outsourced machined parts to China have com back with defects, and have sent them back to the original manufacturers they used here in the US for re-work. In the end, it cost more to rework those products then to simply leave it right here, where quality control is of highest priority.

Bottom line - if you want a quality product, your best bet is a US made product. Otherwise, it's a gamble - and a potentially costly one.
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Americans should reject these jobs. These companies were anti-american and working middle class must refuse to do these jobs.

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Americans should reject these jobs. These companies were anti-american and working middle class must refuse to do these jobs.
So you think welfare is better?? Who the hell is going to pay for it. DUH

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