“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Smyrna, TN

#70792 Mar 8, 2013
Nuh_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Um....it is Capitalism that this great nation was founded upon and why in less than 250 years a small agrarian country rose to the greatest and richest society ever on planet Earth in recorded history.
The only thing that has slowed our growth has been socialism creeping its ugly head in.
Amen. I have been wanting to say something along those lines for a long time. But you put it so much better than I could.

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Smyrna, TN

#70793 Mar 8, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
And look at how you're paying for that "doing it yourself in a half a day" kind of attitude and you're younger than I am. Whoever said that Hard Work won't kill you...LIED!
You won't let up on him will you? You started buttering him up and now you are attacking him. Just like a Liberal. And you claim to be a "compassionate human being". Looks like you are the LIAR here, as always.

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Smyrna, TN

#70794 Mar 8, 2013
SexySassySenior wrote:
<quoted text>
80% of your Post is TOTALLY WRONG information!
To quote you. Post your links to prove your statement.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70795 Mar 8, 2013
Pete
China and Mexico don't have regulations.
Are you saying we should not have reglations?
Pete

Elizabethton, TN

#70796 Mar 8, 2013
Hey wrote:
Pete
China and Mexico don't have regulations.
Are you saying we should not have reglations?
I'm not saying that at all. I am just describing why jobs are outsourced to foreign countries.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70797 Mar 8, 2013
When it is said we just want cheap stuff it's not just Walmart made in china etc. It's Sears,Lowes,anywhere.
How did we survive before made in China and Walmart.WE did survive very nicely.
My dad was GM.They could afford new cars decent homes etc. The Company was doing good.Workers did good.So what happened.No one thought of cheap made in China.
There was a life before Walmart.
Pete

Elizabethton, TN

#70798 Mar 8, 2013
Hey wrote:
When it is said we just want cheap stuff it's not just Walmart made in china etc. It's Sears,Lowes,anywhere.
How did we survive before made in China and Walmart.WE did survive very nicely.
My dad was GM.They could afford new cars decent homes etc. The Company was doing good.Workers did good.So what happened.No one thought of cheap made in China.
There was a life before Walmart.
I agree 100%. Just like the old saying "they don't make stuff like they used to." The reality is stuff is not made like it used to be because we want cheap stuff and cheap stuff isn't built very well. In the good ole days, our only choice was U.S. made. Now it seems like our only choice is foreign made. But my point was that we as consumers caused this. It's not democratic or republican government administrations, its the American consumer. Corporations got better at finding ways to cut costs not because they are greedier than they used to be but because they found out the American consumer's preferences in their buying habits.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70799 Mar 8, 2013
Did anyone see that documentary I had put up before"The Great Pension Fund Hoax-Corporation Nation"
They were showing the city,state,and county pension records where the amounts that workers were putting in and taxpayer money going in and the government basically having mega stocks in the top companies and stocks in other countries.
We are talking big time stock.Enough to be in control of these corporations, the controling factor to place in CEOs.
According to this the government has income to pay off the debt.
Had any one else seen this.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70800 Mar 8, 2013
I just don't remember wanting a big discout store with cheap stuff.There were only Dept Stores when my kids were small.
I am sick of cheap stuff.It's actually not cheap because you have to keep buying things cause they are garbage and they break or work half ass like one part of your toast is toasted and part two is not.Or toaster number 1 the toast kept popping up.
My mom's old toastmaster was 18yrs old and still going strong. Maytag Wringer washer over20yrs old.It was still working fine but it was time I guess for the automatic.
My folks built their home in 1956 and bought a new stove and frig.The house was sold in 1995 still had the same old stuff and working fine.
so are we saving anything?
So is it really cheap?

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Smyrna, TN

#70801 Mar 8, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
I will probably get blasted from some of the far left posters on here, but some of the reasons jobs get outsourced are as follows:
The U.S. has the EPA, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has OSHA, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has unions, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has workman's comp, unemployment costs, China and Mexico don't.
The U.S. has various employment taxes levied on employers in addition to wages, China and Mexico don't.
I agree, most of these things that get levied on employers help the environment, workers' safety, etc., but they also add huge costs to every business and corporation.
But the real reason jobs get outsourced is because the American consumer only wants to pay the lowest price. Low priced goods sell. Higher priced goods don't. We, as consumers, force businesses and corporations to seek ways to lower costs. Place a Chinese made good right beside an American made good that costs 15% more and the Chinese good will outsell the American made good 95% of the time. I see this every day.
This country is now a service based country instead of a manufacturing based country. That means manual labor jobs will decrease, but white collar jobs will increase. If you want higher wages, then our workforce will have to obtain some skills that are in demand by a service based nation. White collar wages have increased dramatically. Professional job wages have increased dramatically. Blue collar job wages haven't increased a whole lot because of lower demand and immigration. A government can help with the immigration part of this, but can't do one thing about anything else nor should they. There is plenty of opportunity in this country for a higher paying job, but you have to take the initiative to go acquire the skills necessary for these higher paying jobs. You can't drop out of school, do drugs, live your life irresponsibly, start having kids at 16, etc. and expect the government to do something to ensure you make a decent living. That is not the government's responsibility nor the taxpayers who do make the right choices.
And all this talk about the greedy wealthy taking away from the poor, that is utter nonsense. This may sound harsh, but what do the poor have that the wealthy want to take away? The wealthy would rather have no one be poor in this country so that our government won't increase their taxes to take care of them. Some may say, "then they should pay higher wages." The answer to this is that they will pay what the market will bear and for the skills that are needed. Paying anything more would increase costs to the point their products won't sell. Paying less won't attract the talent needed to produce a decent yield.
The bottom line is if the American consumer would buy only U.S. made goods, there wouldn't be any outsourcing. However, in this country, people have actually killed to save a buck, so this probably won't change. The moral of the story is to get as good of an education as you can get and pair that with a lot of initiative. Only that will get you higher wages. Depending on the government will only doom you to a sub-standard living.
One other thing to add Pete. NAFTA.. Goods from China come into the US through Mexican ports. I wonder how come that is? We have ports but China ships into Mexico. Jobs were already going south before NAFTA but look where they are now?
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70802 Mar 8, 2013
What does one say about this?
Kid suspended from school for a strawberry tart that he was trying to bite into a mountain shape but it ended up looking like a gun.
The school is now offering counselling for the kids that were upset over this.
http://www.no morefakenews
Have we gone into the twilight zone.

“IMNTBHO”

Since: Dec 10

Smyrna, TN

#70803 Mar 8, 2013
Talk about dumb criminals.

Applebee's waitress asks patron for ID, gets own stolen driver's license in return

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/applebee...
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70804 Mar 8, 2013
sock in gov

Knoxville, TN

#70805 Mar 8, 2013
Frank Solomon

Since: Jan 13

Location hidden

#70806 Mar 8, 2013
US farmers flood fields with dangerous poison to fight Monsanto superweeds

US farmers flood fields with dangerous poison to fight Monsanto superweeds

by Jon Rappoport

February 25, 2013

You’re a farmer. Season after season, you watch your fields being taken over by Monsanto superweeds, which are resistant to the herbicide Roundup.

What are you going to do? You’re locked in. You’re buying your GMO seeds from Monsanto, and the food crops that grow from those seeds are supposed to be resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup, so that’s what you spray on your crops.

But the weeds aren’t resistant. They spread and they grow taller. They’re taking over.

So you, along with many, many other US farmers, go to a strategy called “burndown,” which is just as bad as it sounds. You use something a lot stronger than Roundup to kill those weeds: Paraquat, for example, which has been banned in 32 countries.

You drench your fields with it in the fall. You kill anything growing. And you drench the fields again in the spring, before you plant. Then, just as you’re going to plant, you hit the fields a third time with the poison.

This is in addition to all the sprayings with Roundup, which is toxic, too.

Then you harvest the crops and you sell them. And consumers eat the food along with all the poison.

Tom Philpot, writing in Mother Jones (Feb.6), reports the alarming stats on the superweed takeover of US farmland. As of 2012, almost 50% of US farms had superweeds. In 2011, it was 34%. In Georgia, it’s now 92%. read more: http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/...
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#70808 Mar 9, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
I will probably get blasted from some of the far left posters on here, but some of the reasons jobs get outsourced are as follows:
The U.S. has the EPA, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has OSHA, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has unions, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has workman's comp, unemployment costs, China and Mexico don't.
The U.S. has various employment taxes levied on employers in addition to wages, China and Mexico don't.
I agree, most of these things that get levied on employers help the environment, workers' safety, etc., but they also add huge costs to every business and corporation.
But the real reason jobs get outsourced is because the American consumer only wants to pay the lowest price. Low priced goods sell. Higher priced goods don't. We, as consumers, force businesses and corporations to seek ways to lower costs. Place a Chinese made good right beside an American made good that costs 15% more and the Chinese good will outsell the American made good 95% of the time. I see this every day.
This country is now a service based country instead of a manufacturing based country. That means manual labor jobs will decrease, but white collar jobs will increase. If you want higher wages, then our workforce will have to obtain some skills that are in demand by a service based nation. White collar wages have increased dramatically. Professional job wages have increased dramatically. Blue collar job wages haven't increased a whole lot because of lower demand and immigration. A government can help with the immigration part of this, but can't do one thing about anything else nor should they. There is plenty of opportunity in this country for a higher paying job, but you have to take the initiative to go acquire the skills necessary for these higher paying jobs. You can't drop out of school, do drugs, live your life irresponsibly, start having kids at 16, etc. and expect the government to do something to ensure you make a decent living. That is not the government's responsibility nor the taxpayers who do make the right choices.
And all this talk about the greedy wealthy taking away from the poor, that is utter nonsense. This may sound harsh, but what do the poor have that the wealthy want to take away? The wealthy would rather have no one be poor in this country so that our government won't increase their taxes to take care of them. Some may say, "then they should pay higher wages." The answer to this is that they will pay what the market will bear and for the skills that are needed. Paying anything more would increase costs to the point their products won't sell. Paying less won't attract the talent needed to produce a decent yield.
The bottom line is if the American consumer would buy only U.S. made goods, there wouldn't be any outsourcing. However, in this country, people have actually killed to save a buck, so this probably won't change. The moral of the story is to get as good of an education as you can get and pair that with a lot of initiative. Only that will get you higher wages. Depending on the government will only doom you to a sub-standard living.
Pete, I believe the real reason jobs get outsourced is because CEO's, even some small business owners(soon to become big business owners) can make more money faster........then the American consumer will buy products at the lowest price.
Just look at the way Germany handles Unions, environment issues, CEO pay........you will see that the vast majority of Germans are middle class, with a very small amount that are ultra rich and a very small amount that are dirt poor.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#70812 Mar 9, 2013
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
I will probably get blasted from some of the far left posters on here, but some of the reasons jobs get outsourced are as follows:
The U.S. has the EPA, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has OSHA, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has unions, China and Mexico don't
The U.S. has workman's comp, unemployment costs, China and Mexico don't.
The U.S. has various employment taxes levied on employers in addition to wages, China and Mexico don't.
Our country once had a policy of trying to uplift the world to our standard of living. Somewhere along the line that policy was so corrupted that we are now engaged in lowering our standard of living to "compete" with third world cheap labor countries.
I didn't work for others long before going into business for myself, but when I did, raises were given at least once a year, everyone got a week of paid vacation after a year, and two after 5 years. Health insurance costs were paid by the employer, and there were few co-pays. Employers provided defined benefit pensions which vested in 10 to 15 years. Every red letter day was a paid holiday, there was no Sunday work, and a few paid sick days came with the job. Before you assume otherwise...no there was no union...I have never worked anywhere with a union. These policies were required if an employer wanted to attract good competent help, and I offered them to my employees LONG after others found they could get help without them.....I still provide some, but sadly I could not afford to provide all of them, and remain in business. An American worker couldn't get rich working for others but if you were careful, you could own a modest home, a nice vehicle, raise a couple of kids, save a little and retire without "government" help.
How far we have fallen.
Our elected 'representatives" have placed the American worker at an unfair disadvantage by placing him/her in competition with third world countries and provided NOTHING in these trade agreements to level the playing field. The lowering of the American staqndard of living began with these agreements. Our response ? Blame unions, blame American workers, blame government regulations that protect workers and the environment. Blame the minimum wage law, workers comp requirements, OSHA, blame the American consumer, and glorify the multi-nationals and their overpaid CEOs who support the very agreements that have so damaged the USA. They have us just where they want us, blaming each other as they laugh all the way to the bank and we get a ride on a rail to the poorhouse.
I believe every one of the "free trade" agreements should be nullified, and each one should be renegotiated to protect what is left of the American dream, level the playing field, and stop the madness of further lowering our standard of living to enrich a select few.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#70813 Mar 9, 2013
SpySpy wrote:
US farmers flood fields with dangerous poison to fight Monsanto superweeds
US farmers flood fields with dangerous poison to fight Monsanto superweeds
by Jon Rappoport
February 25, 2013
You’re a farmer. Season after season, you watch your fields being taken over by Monsanto superweeds, which are resistant to the herbicide Roundup.
What are you going to do? You’re locked in. You’re buying your GMO seeds from Monsanto, and the food crops that grow from those seeds are supposed to be resistant to Monsanto’s Roundup, so that’s what you spray on your crops.
But the weeds aren’t resistant. They spread and they grow taller. They’re taking over.
So you, along with many, many other US farmers, go to a strategy called “burndown,” which is just as bad as it sounds. You use something a lot stronger than Roundup to kill those weeds: Paraquat, for example, which has been banned in 32 countries.
You drench your fields with it in the fall. You kill anything growing. And you drench the fields again in the spring, before you plant. Then, just as you’re going to plant, you hit the fields a third time with the poison.
This is in addition to all the sprayings with Roundup, which is toxic, too.
Then you harvest the crops and you sell them. And consumers eat the food along with all the poison.
Tom Philpot, writing in Mother Jones (Feb.6), reports the alarming stats on the superweed takeover of US farmland. As of 2012, almost 50% of US farms had superweeds. In 2011, it was 34%. In Georgia, it’s now 92%. read more: http://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2013/02/25/...
Some of the problem with so called "super weeds" is the fault of farmers that use the same fields to plant "Roundup Ready' crops on, year after year after year. Weeds soon become resistant if subjected to Roundup repeatedly over a long period of time.
This is the same problem we are having with antibiotic resistance, and again, it is the result of overuse.
These super weeds will now spread to the fields of farmers that have not overused Roundup....so the bad actors made more money and those who used these products prudently....pay the price.
Old fashioned cultivation would go a long way toward limiting the super weed outbreak, but cultivation cuts deeply into the bottom line, so I doubt there will be much of that....instead farmers are probably waiting for the next generation of GM seeds and the next generation of Roundup....a vicious cycle is beginning. One that is sure to make Monsanto richer and the next generation of resistant weeds even tougher to kill.
I am not sure of the safety of the genetically modified seed now being used...and I have even less confidence of the safety of next generation ones, since I suspect they will be rushed to the market to address the super weed outbreak....we may be creating a monster, but one way or the other Monsanto will make money...and in today's America money may not be everything but it is way ahead of whatever is in second place.
Hey

Cookeville, TN

#70814 Mar 9, 2013
I think it's mother natures punishment for messing with her natural ways.
I say...WAY TO GO SUPER WEEDS
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#70815 Mar 9, 2013
WILLARD wrote:
<quoted text>
We all know you can't help the way you affect people!
I can solve my problem with a shot of brandy, you'll still be stupid!
Willard, I believe one time you said you were a Preacher or something like that.......anyway, I was just wondering if you knew this Preacher Jerry Laynes right here in Sequatchie County just outside of Dunlap, Tn., on Hwy 28;


Both of you seem to have soooo much in common!

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