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B-Kinger
05-08-2009, 12:27 PM
it was deleted...

Gas Man
05-08-2009, 01:35 PM
Fuck #5

But I need some new water bottles for home... maybe get some NALGENE OTG bottles.....

B-Kinger
05-09-2009, 12:11 AM
Buck knife.

Vagabond
07-02-2009, 08:47 AM
hey why did you delete it?

Bob
07-02-2009, 08:03 PM
I think it was a link that was deleted. He linked to another site and that site deleted it.

Mudpuppy
01-12-2010, 02:25 PM
A teacher in high school, once told the students that while one
Grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a
Billion of them would . With that thought in mind, read the
Following.............obviously written by a good American..


(I think this lady's on the right track. Let's all get behind her!)



Good idea. . .. .one light bulb at a time. .. . .



Check this out. I was in Lowes the other day, and just for the heck of it I
Was looking at the hose attachments.. They were all made in China . The next
Day I was in Ace Hardware, and just for the heck of it I checked the hose
Attachments there. They were made in USA .. Got me thinking. Start looking.



In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy, or do, affects
Someone else - maybe even their job.



My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I just noticed that it is marked 'made
In Mexico ' now. I choose not to buy it any more.

My favorite toothpaste, Colgate, is also 'made in Mexico ' now. I've switched
To Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.



This past weekend I was at Kroger. (Can be true for any store.) I
Needed 60W light bulbs, and Bounce dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb
Aisle, and right next to the GE brand I normally buy, was an off brand
Labeled, "Everyday Value." I picked up both types of bulbs and compared the
Stats - they were the same, except for the price. The GE bulbs were more
Money than the Everyday Value brand..........but the thing that surprised me
The most, was the fact that GE was 'made in MEXICO ' and the Everyday Value
Brand was 'made in (you got it) the USA ', in a company in Cleveland , Ohio .



So throw out the myth that you cannot find the products you use every
Day........made right here!!!!!!!



On I went to another aisle. Those Bounce Dryer Sheets I needed - yep, you
Guessed it! Bounce cost more money - and - it's made in Canada . The
Everyday Value brand was less money - and - 'MADE IN THE USA'! Bye-bye
Bounce! I did laundry yesterday, and the dryer sheets performed just like
The Bounce Free I've been using for years...........and at almost half the
Price!



My challenge to you is this. Start reading the labels when you shop for
Everyday things, and see what you can find that is made in the USA . The job
You save may be your own, or your neighbors!



If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book, so
We can all start buying American......one light bulb at a time!



Stop buying from overseas companies and other countries!



(We should have awakened a decade ago . . .. . . . )



Let's get with the program . . . . And help our fellow Americans keep their
Jobs, and create even more jobs, right here in the U. S. A.

Gas Man
01-13-2010, 12:08 AM
Yeah I should look at more of the things I throw in the cart at meijer.

Mudpuppy
01-13-2010, 10:00 AM
Meijer is a good choice - local michigan business.. stay away from Walmart at all costs..

Gas Man
01-14-2010, 12:19 AM
I do. And they just remodeled the walmart near me as a super wally. Still stay away.

Bagger Dave
01-14-2010, 02:02 AM
Meijer is a good choice - local michigan business.. stay away from Walmart at all costs..
yeah...I don't shop at Wal Farts...lol

Mudpuppy
01-14-2010, 11:00 AM
If this isn't reason enough: http://peopleofwalmart.net/

Then do a little research.. Walmart is helping destroy our economy and our country.. They are now THE largest company in the world - not the largest retailer or crap peddaler - LARGEST COMPANY.. And they exist merely for profit and greed, period.. They don't care about anything else and they make profit at any cost - if it makes this country a 3rd world country - oh well.. if babies die in sweat shops - oh well..

Chris300s
01-16-2010, 06:16 PM
There are 80 Michigan microbreweries..... Lots of other MI businesses Woverine, Carhart,
http://www.buymichigannow.com/index.php

Mudpuppy
01-18-2010, 11:02 AM
excellent info.. i just put in a humidifier for my furnace from generalaire who is a michigan company..