poverty

Mineral Bluff, GA

#102 Jan 26, 2013
John wrote:
Name the things manufactured in Blairsville.
Illegal drugs for one.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#103 Jan 26, 2013
John wrote:
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
Name the things manufactured in Blairsville.
Here is what I was responding to, notice that it is referring to the Country, not the County.

http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
"We don't produce anything in this country anymore."

Which is simply not true since there are many things that are still manufactured in this country, but it takes less people to actually produce these things.

But to answer your question:

http://www.southernpolyurethanes.com/
At Southern Polyurethanes our goal as a premium coatings manufacturer is to provide you with the finest clears, primers, solvents and additives available today using only the best raw materials and latest technologies.

http://advanceddigitalcable.com/corporate-inf...
Hayesville, NC., September 16, 2011 – Advanced Digital Cable, Inc.(ADC) a leading manufacturer of Electrical, Electronic and Communication wire and cable announced today that it plans to open a new facility in Blairsville , GA. The $10 Million dollar investment will add much needed manufacturing capacity and warehousing to service its existing customers.

“Dont care how you did it in FL”

Since: Oct 11

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#104 Jan 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not true and you know it, we still manufacture a great deal in this country. Now if you want to say that the number of manufacturing jobs has decreased due to automation (robots), then you would have a valid point.
Lol not really.
http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images...

Since: May 12

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#105 Jan 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
This is not true and you know it, we still manufacture a great deal in this country. Now if you want to say that the number of manufacturing jobs has decreased due to automation (robots), then you would have a valid point.
All you have to do is look at an area of our state known for producing things. Northwest Georgia employed thousands in the carpet industry alone. Now they have the highest unemployment in the state and it has been that way for several years. My point is with out manufacturing there is no way this country can employee all of it's citizens. There is only so many teachers, lawyers, and doctors a country needs. As for Blairsville what does it produce?
poverty

Mineral Bluff, GA

#106 Jan 26, 2013
turniptown wrote:
<quoted text>All you have to do is look at an area of our state known for producing things. Northwest Georgia employed thousands in the carpet industry alone. Now they have the highest unemployment in the state and it has been that way for several years. My point is with out manufacturing there is no way this country can employee all of it's citizens. There is only so many teachers, lawyers, and doctors a country needs. As for Blairsville what does it produce?
Nothing but the sorrist overpaid teachers in the whole intire state of Georgia.!!!!!!
Mike

Adel, GA

#107 Jan 26, 2013
poverty wrote:
<quoted text>Not in this county,why they even keep the school taxes on the elderly.For crying out loud!
Didn't mean to suggest you should waste your money on appraisals etc. Not knowing if it would reap any benefits. It sounds like you are hitting walls left and right.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#108 Jan 26, 2013
turniptown wrote:
<quoted text>All you have to do is look at an area of our state known for producing things. Northwest Georgia employed thousands in the carpet industry alone. Now they have the highest unemployment in the state and it has been that way for several years.

My point is with out manufacturing there is no way this country can employee all of it's citizens. There is only so many teachers, lawyers, and doctors a country needs. As for Blairsville what does it produce?
The downturn in carpet manufacturing is directly linked to the downturn in the housing industry, as it recovers so will various others. More importantly, how will the middle class be rebuilt.

Yes, manufacturing is important to the country, but that's not what you stated.

As far as what Union County produces, wondering how many folks move to the county looking for manufacturing jobs. Seems more likely that jobs in the service sector, or servicing seniors would be more in demand. Course our service sector is largely based on the discretionary spending of tourism, but medical and financial professions have grown over the last 10-15 years.
Oh my

Blairsville, GA

#109 Jan 26, 2013
Timmy_ wrote:
Yes, really...

Manufacturing companies thrive in America as industry faces 'renaissance'
Thu Nov 8, 2012 3:57 PM EST
http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/0...

By Sylvie Haller and Michelle Balani
Rock Center

The United States may have shifted to a postindustrial economy, but that does not mean the manufacturing sector is dead. Far from it.

From coast to coast, manufacturers are making more products, but with fewer people, as the sector makes an improbable rebound after a tough recession.

“I think it's a time of great opportunity in manufacturing,” said Mary Andringa, chair of the National Association of Manufacturers.“What’s really outstanding is the fact that in 2010, the U.S. had an output of $4.8 trillion of manufactured goods. That was up from $4.1 (trillion) in 2000. And we’ve been through two recessions in the last decade. The United States produces 21 percent of the world’s manufactured goods. We’re number one, followed by China at 15 and Japan at 12 percent. There’s a renaissance going on.”

In fact, the manufacturing sector is staging something of a comeback, adding a half million jobs over the past two years as the economy has slowly gained momentum, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But over the long run, the manufacturing sector is fighting tough headwinds, shedding some five million jobs over the past decade against tough global competition.

That means manufacturers are doing more with less, making steady gains in productivity....

Since: May 12

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#110 Jan 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
The downturn in carpet manufacturing is directly linked to the downturn in the housing industry, as it recovers so will various others. More importantly, how will the middle class be rebuilt.
Yes, manufacturing is important to the country, but that's not what you stated.
As far as what Union County produces, wondering how many folks move to the county looking for manufacturing jobs. Seems more likely that jobs in the service sector, or servicing seniors would be more in demand. Course our service sector is largely based on the discretionary spending of tourism, but medical and financial professions have grown over the last 10-15 years.
You know this all ties back to the subject of food stamps and assistance. As you pointed out Union has a lot of service related type jobs. Those jobs pay on the low side, and people that work those jobs will probably qualify for assistance in some shape form or fashion. I believe people that make say above 50,000 a year or retired people just don't really comprehend how some one that makes 20,000 a year lives. I would only say people should not be so eager to judge or look down on others. People do what they have to to survive. The north georgia mountains have always been this way. For the most part the area has always had very low paying jobs. As for housing it will be many years before it returns.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#111 Jan 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, really...
Manufacturing companies thrive in America as industry faces 'renaissance'
Thu Nov 8, 2012 3:57 PM EST
http://rockcenter.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/0...
By Sylvie Haller and Michelle Balani
Rock Center
The United States may have shifted to a postindustrial economy, but that does not mean the manufacturing sector is dead. Far from it.
From coast to coast, manufacturers are making more products, but with fewer people, as the sector makes an improbable rebound after a tough recession.
“I think it's a time of great opportunity in manufacturing,” said Mary Andringa, chair of the National Association of Manufacturers.“What’s really outstanding is the fact that in 2010, the U.S. had an output of $4.8 trillion of manufactured goods. That was up from $4.1 (trillion) in 2000. And we’ve been through two recessions in the last decade. The United States produces 21 percent of the world’s manufactured goods. We’re number one, followed by China at 15 and Japan at 12 percent. There’s a renaissance going on.”
In fact, the manufacturing sector is staging something of a comeback, adding a half million jobs over the past two years as the economy has slowly gained momentum, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But over the long run, the manufacturing sector is fighting tough headwinds, shedding some five million jobs over the past decade against tough global competition.
That means manufacturers are doing more with less, making steady gains in productivity....
All of that sounds good. One point to ponder as our population continues to expand, how are we going to provide everyone with a job. The unemployment rate needs to be at 5 percent. we are along way from that no matter whose statistics you use. A lot of people have fallen off any government records. Even if you have a job today, you have no security or peace of mind. You could be let go tomorrow. As long as that fear is there things will remain bad. People like to know that they have a few extra dollars that they can just blow on something and not worry about it. Now days people pinch every penny, cut every expenses just to make ends meet. I do envy those that have retired with peace of mind. I just hope at some point the rest of us can enjoy that feeling also.
gamule

Dawsonville, GA

#112 Jan 26, 2013
Penelope Ruth wrote:
<quoted text>I disagree with some of what you said. No you do not have to be related to someone or have sex with a boss to get hired. Education is essential but not necessarily criteria for getting hired. Show up and ask for a job. Keep a list and go back again and maybe again. An employer has to see some energy in the person they are hiring. Unless you want the CEO's job you can find work.
unless you get the CEO's job you wont make enough money to survive on
gamule

Dawsonville, GA

#113 Jan 26, 2013
John wrote:
Name the things manufactured in Blairsville.
they got their beer sales.now that is really driving our taxes down.yet mine went up 85 dollars last year
gamule

Dawsonville, GA

#114 Jan 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
The downturn in carpet manufacturing is directly linked to the downturn in the housing industry, as it recovers so will various others. More importantly, how will the middle class be rebuilt.
Yes, manufacturing is important to the country, but that's not what you stated.
As far as what Union County produces, wondering how many folks move to the county looking for manufacturing jobs. Seems more likely that jobs in the service sector, or servicing seniors would be more in demand. Course our service sector is largely based on the discretionary spending of tourism, but medical and financial professions have grown over the last 10-15 years.
people still buy boots so where did ga boot go there not on boot hill anymore
gamule

Dawsonville, GA

#115 Jan 26, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Here is what I was responding to, notice that it is referring to the Country, not the County.
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
"We don't produce anything in this country anymore."
Which is simply not true since there are many things that are still manufactured in this country, but it takes less people to actually produce these things.
But to answer your question:
http://www.southernpolyurethanes.com/
At Southern Polyurethanes our goal as a premium coatings manufacturer is to provide you with the finest clears, primers, solvents and additives available today using only the best raw materials and latest technologies.
http://advanceddigitalcable.com/corporate-inf...
Hayesville, NC., September 16, 2011 – Advanced Digital Cable, Inc.(ADC) a leading manufacturer of Electrical, Electronic and Communication wire and cable announced today that it plans to open a new facility in Blairsville , GA. The $10 Million dollar investment will add much needed manufacturing capacity and warehousing to service its existing customers.
you can thank EPA and our lasy 40 years of government for that higher taxes less jobs.even the rich are leaving ca.to get out of paying high taxes.tax the rich and they will leave

Since: Oct 11

not flarda

#116 Jan 26, 2013
If I remember right they went to Me-hee-co along with the other factories that used to be in Blairsville. Remember Owenby's, Orbit, the pepper plant? They were always jobs available in those days. Granted they didn't pay the big bucks but you could find work if you were willing and able.
gamule wrote:
<quoted text>people still buy boots so where did ga boot go there not on boot hill anymore
Jokes on You

Blairsville, GA

#117 Jan 26, 2013
poverty wrote:
<quoted text>Nothing but the sorrist overpaid teachers in the whole intire state of Georgia.!!!!!!
Apparently the English teacher you had really wasn't very good... or maybe you just didn't pay attention...
Oh my

Young Harris, GA

#118 Jan 26, 2013
gamule wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/city/blairsville-g...
you can thank EPA and our lasy 40 years of government for that higher taxes less jobs.even the rich are leaving ca.to get out of paying high taxes.tax the rich and they will leave
Yeah, that dang EPA, actually doing something to protect the environment, since our environment has no connection to our well being, much better to allow unregulated practices and the profits they generate.

Yeah, the tax burden on the rich is sooooo unbearable.

Multimillionaire golfer Phil Mickelson sorry for lamenting his mere eight-figure disposable income
by Steve Singiser
Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/26/1180...

Veteran professional golfer Phil Mickelson made nearly $48 million last year for hitting a little white ball off the grass. It is something that, admittedly, he does very well. But, as far as manual labor goes, it is a pretty nice gig.

One would think that Mickelson, and his fellow professional golfers, would marvel at being so blessed for getting compensated so well for doing a job that millions of Americans pay a handsome amount of money every year to do as their source of recreation.

...Between Sunday and today, however, someone clearly put in Mickelson's ear the radical notion that a guy who plays golf as a career, and has quite possibly earned a quarter of a billion dollars in his career for doing so, is probably not the most sympathetic vehicle for such a personal tax revolt. That, or someone told him that the 47 percent plays golf and buys gear, too. Either way, Mickelson's initial complaint was only in the public conversation for hours before he began a quick and measured retreat.

...What's more: professional golfers, of all the athletes in that higher tax bracket, have to be the least sympathetic vehicle for this kind of complaint. Professional football players have a very limited time frame in which to ply their craft, making their lavish compensation a bit more understandable. Let's face it: Nearly every professional sport is more physically demanding than golf.

Clearly, one or both of these concepts were impressed into the head of Mickelson, because he wasted little time on Monday backing down off his mini "going Galt" rant the day before:

"Finances and taxes are a personal matter, and I should not have made my opinions on them public," Mickelson said in a statement released late Monday night. "I apologize to those I have upset or insulted, and assure you I intend to not let it happen again."

If the recent election results, and recent polling data, made anything clear, it is the fact that most Americans are not of the opinion that the main problem in America today is that multimillionaires are overtaxed. It took a day or two, but it seems like even one-percent elites like Mickelson have been made aware of it, as well.

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#119 Jan 27, 2013
Oh my wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, that dang EPA, actually doing something to protect the environment, since our environment has no connection to our well being, much better to allow unregulated practices and the profits they generate.
Yeah, the tax burden on the rich is sooooo unbearable.
Multimillionaire golfer Phil Mickelson sorry for lamenting his mere eight-figure disposable income
by Steve Singiser
Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 04:00 PM PST.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/26/1180...
Veteran professional golfer Phil Mickelson made nearly $48 million last year for hitting a little white ball off the grass. It is something that, admittedly, he does very well. But, as far as manual labor goes, it is a pretty nice gig.
One would think that Mickelson, and his fellow professional golfers, would marvel at being so blessed for getting compensated so well for doing a job that millions of Americans pay a handsome amount of money every year to do as their source of recreation.
...Between Sunday and today, however, someone clearly put in Mickelson's ear the radical notion that a guy who plays golf as a career, and has quite possibly earned a quarter of a billion dollars in his career for doing so, is probably not the most sympathetic vehicle for such a personal tax revolt. That, or someone told him that the 47 percent plays golf and buys gear, too. Either way, Mickelson's initial complaint was only in the public conversation for hours before he began a quick and measured retreat.
...What's more: professional golfers, of all the athletes in that higher tax bracket, have to be the least sympathetic vehicle for this kind of complaint. Professional football players have a very limited time frame in which to ply their craft, making their lavish compensation a bit more understandable. Let's face it: Nearly every professional sport is more physically demanding than golf.
Clearly, one or both of these concepts were impressed into the head of Mickelson, because he wasted little time on Monday backing down off his mini "going Galt" rant the day before:
"Finances and taxes are a personal matter, and I should not have made my opinions on them public," Mickelson said in a statement released late Monday night. "I apologize to those I have upset or insulted, and assure you I intend to not let it happen again."
If the recent election results, and recent polling data, made anything clear, it is the fact that most Americans are not of the opinion that the main problem in America today is that multimillionaires are overtaxed. It took a day or two, but it seems like even one-percent elites like Mickelson have been made aware of it, as well.
Finally something we can see eye to eye on. I definitely will not lose sleep on millionaries paying more tax.

“Optimism”

Since: Dec 12

Blairsville, GA

#120 Jan 27, 2013
gamule wrote:
<quoted text>unless you get the CEO's job you wont make enough money to survive on
Hi mule, keep in mind I have to mention food stamps to hold to Mr. Town's dominating rules. I will not be a CEO and do not want that. First I am a wife, second a mother and without mentioning what I am working for; it is not to avoid food stamps. We do fine without me working but as I said I choose to work during school hours. I am not neglecting anything and we do not need system assistance at this time. This is a good area to live in and we are staying. You are very positive aren't you? I got a job by asking and I went back twice. Optimism and determination worked for one person in Union County.
compressed

Mineral Bluff, GA

#121 Jan 27, 2013
Jokes on You wrote:
<quoted text>
Apparently the English teacher you had really wasn't very good... or maybe you just didn't pay attention...
What english teacher????

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