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DON'T BUY CHINESE CRAP ^ | 08/20/07 | Bob Lonsberry

Posted on 08/21/2007 5:31:03 AM PDT by shortstop

I'm not saying Chinese products are crap.

I'm saying they are dangerous crap.

I'm saying that you can only have trade with people who have integrity, and people who poison kids and animals don't have integrity.

And, unless I'm misunderstanding all this, we had thousands of American pets killed by Chinese crap products. We've had almost 20 million American toys recalled because they were made by Chinese crap manufacturers.

We've had poison Chinese crap toothpaste – with a lethal anti-freeze ingredient included – sold to Americans and other people around the world. Just yesterday, consumer advocates in New Zealand warned that formaldehyde levels in crap clothes made in China was as much as 900 times the safe level. Over the weekend, it was reported that two New Zealand children were burned up when their flame-retardant Chinese crap pajamas burst into flame.

On Friday, the Bloomberg News Service said that Chinese counterfeiters had flooded some 700 American pharmacies with fake Johnson & Johnson diabetic test strips. These strips, essential to help diabetics regulate their blood sugar, were worthless paper. There is no estimate of how many Americans were endangered, harmed or killed by the counterfeits from a Chinese crap manufacturer.

It is an amazing string of coincidences. Time after time Chinese crap companies make adulterated products that dishonestly save them money and immorally endanger American lives. That's all just a run of bad luck, or it's evidence of just what they think of us and just how different our cultures are.

We value human life, they don't.

And it seems that the Chinese are intent on killing the goose that laid the golden egg – literally.

As our nation flushes its prosperity and independence down the toilet by abandoning manufacturing to slave-labor wages in China, the Chinese don't even have the good graces to give us quality products. They don't even have the humanity and decency to meet the terms of the contracts they sign and the safety standards they agree to.

And so we've gotten this string of recalls and warnings.

Americans will have to shell out more taxes to hire more inspectors and impose more regulations because the Chinese can't be trusted. In the name of neighborliness and political correctness we've got to pretend all is well with the Chinese and then search everything they send us with a fine-tooth comb in hopes of finding their latest attempt to defraud and deceive.

Well screw that.

This isn't a matter to be settled at the border, this is something to handle at the cash register.

In the words of the ancient Romans -- “caveat emptor.” That means, “Don't buy anything from China.”

And that's what Americans ought to do.

Individuals and families ought to put some value on their safety and their patriotism. “Country of origin” ought to start meaning something. Buy American when you can, from our friends when you must, from our enemies never.

And China is our enemy.

By any understanding of the word, the posture of the Chinese government and industrial establishment is antagonistic to the people, prosperity, government and industry of the United States. This long run of recalls is an insight into the Chinese world view and their fundamental disregard for our country and people. What might in smaller proportion be explained by sloppiness or incompetence can only be accounted for by willful disregard and deception. They're not idiots, they're crooks – crooks who are willing to endanger countless innocent people around the globe to put more filthy lucre in their pockets.

The Chinese government is, of course, seeing the world's recoil from its tainted products as some sort of trade-war stunt, or some racist revulsion to their national identity. They claim they are the victims in all this. They claim that other governments are trying to damage their profit streams.

Well, it wasn't some foreign government that put a poisonous chemical in rice flower in order to cheat the tests for protein content. It wasn't some foreign government that put poisonous anti-freeze in toothpaste in order to avoid paying for a wholesome and costlier ingredient. It wasn't some foreign government that systematically used poisonous lead paint on toys destined for millions of children across the world. It wasn't some foreign government that made counterfeit test strips and snuck them into the supply stream.

It was China.

And we can do something about that.

We can turn over the products we buy and find out where they're from. We can make the resolution to do all we can to avoid Chinese products.

Granted, Chinese hegemony of world commerce leaves their country as the only source for some useful products. In some situations, you are forced to buy the Chinese product or go without.

But there are still some situations in which non-Chinese products are available. Whenever possible, buy them. Whenever possible, avoid buying things made in China. Whenever possible, avoid putting money in the pocket of a country whose trade practices have been ruinous to your own homeland.

Buy American when you can, buy from our friends when you must, buy from our enemies never.

And right now, China is our enemy.

And so are its products.

Neither you nor your country can afford your continued support of made-in-China crap.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloggers; china; cool; madeinchina; manufacturing; toxicchina; toxins; trade
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We value human life, they don't.
1 posted on 08/21/2007 5:31:04 AM PDT by shortstop
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Ya can't buy Chinese crap - they spread it on their crops:

2 posted on 08/21/2007 5:36:41 AM PDT by dirtboy (Impeach Chertoff and Gonzales. We can't wait until 2009 for them to be gone.)
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China announced today the recall of 5 million pounds of lead. There were reports that it might be contaminated with toys meant for American children.

3 posted on 08/21/2007 5:40:40 AM PDT by 43north (I hope we are around long enough to become a layer in the rocks of the future.)
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...and people who poison kids and animals...

...and slaughter civilian protestors, and operate slave-labor camps, and murder the slaves to sell their organs for government profit... oh, and who are preparing for war with the United States.

The "DO NOT BUY CHINESE CRAP" list extends to food, as well. When you buy fish from a store or restaurant, ask where it comes from... because less than ten percent of the fish imported from Asia is inspected. Much of it has been found to contain dangerous levels of industrial pollutants and unregulated antibiotics..
4 posted on 08/21/2007 5:41:20 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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5 posted on 08/21/2007 5:42:38 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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100% agreement with you.

6 posted on 08/21/2007 5:43:41 AM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is the conservative in the race.)
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I thought this was a bunch of hype until I discovered the Chinese were producing counterfeit Harry Potter books.

7 posted on 08/21/2007 5:44:09 AM PDT by CholeraJoe ("Is the lion burning?")
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But If we dont buy from China that would mean that the shelves at WalMart will be bare!!

8 posted on 08/21/2007 5:45:20 AM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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I’ve been telling anyone who will listen the same thing for years. Chinese products are dangerous to your physical and economic health, and doom on all of the companies that have off-shored their manufacturing facilities to China, threatening the lives of Americans for the sake of profits. Doom on them and China!

9 posted on 08/21/2007 5:45:33 AM PDT by semaj (Just shoot the bastards! * Your results may vary. Void where prohibited.)
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It’s made me finally stop & check the labels of everything I buy. I was looking for pet treats the other day - probably 90% of them were made in China. I found one that proudly displayed the American flag, and was labeled “Made in the USA”.

I’m tired of this crap - we conservatives have proven that we can organize and accomplish things - let’s have a China boycott. Our government won’t do anything about it - it’s time for the people to take this problem on themselves.

10 posted on 08/21/2007 5:46:07 AM PDT by alicewonders (Duncan Hunter. Seriously.)
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I just hope the missile defense and military technology that Klinton sold them follow the same quality control and high standards as the rest of the crap that country produces.

11 posted on 08/21/2007 5:48:53 AM PDT by Delta 21 ( MKC USCG - ret)
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To: shortstop
That's why I laughed a while ago when they announced that they wanted to enter the automobile market.

Drive a Chinese made car? You may as well just play Russian roulette!

13 posted on 08/21/2007 5:50:37 AM PDT by jpl (Dear Al Gore: it's 3:00 A.M., do you know where your drug addicted son is?)
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To: shortstop; JACKRUSSELL; LucyT

Purchase products that are 100% MADE IN THE USA!

Continue to take a stand and be a voice for our pets and our loved ones! Do everything you can to boycott goods made by China and this includes ingredients made in China, Chinese plant processing and Chinese exporting!

Our animals couldn’t speak for themselves.
Were they the canaries of the food chain?

We have to protect our families now.

Here is a list of a few items made in USA.

Made in USA

15 posted on 08/21/2007 5:51:15 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Part of the RIGHT-Wing Machine.)
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16 posted on 08/21/2007 5:51:28 AM PDT by tioga
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To: shortstop
Some people are just starting to notice how many products are manufactured in China. To the point that it's not practical to just stop buying products from China.

I lump the business decision-makers that got us here -- suffering the ill effects of deceptive manufacturing practices in China -- with the decision-makers that profit from illegal immigration.

"Manufacturing in the US is too expensive" = "Illegals do the jobs Americans won't do"

With a wink-wink nudge-nudge about what is really happening in their businesses.

The manufacturing oversight and standard of living for workers that were important last century in the US, may be deemed valuable again for products and services coming from other countries in this century.

Takes strong people to get past the "Screw everyone else so I can get mine" mentality that motivates many busines decisions.

17 posted on 08/21/2007 5:51:33 AM PDT by SiGeek
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I have had a self-imposed ban on all Chinese electrical products since a cheap set of Chinese Christmas lights nearly burned down my house in 1993.

I threw out the set that was burned, and plugged in another, to test them, and they burned as well. Brand new out of the box.

18 posted on 08/21/2007 5:52:21 AM PDT by gridlock (You’ll never grow old with Hillary-Care!)
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And we shouldn’t hold American companies who use China as a factory responsible for these problems?
19 posted on 08/21/2007 5:52:28 AM PDT by pnh102
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To: shortstop

This is why I buy nothing from Harbor freight. If I need tools I purchase made in America brands. It costs a bit more, but I feel in the long run its worth it to not “bust my knuckles” when a piece of junk Chinese wrench rounds off on a nut and slips.


20 posted on 08/21/2007 5:53:57 AM PDT by BudgieRamone (I ain't into pain, lady, I ain't no machinist or nothing like that.)
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