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  • Eileen Nehiley
    Jul 3 11:57 AM
      We all live on the same earth. Conserving resources is good for the planet & all of us on it; perhaps not so good for some people's version of capitalism. 


      On Jul 3, 2011, at 1:36 PM, evelyn sardina wrote:


      We also need to remember that we have sweat shops right here! There is all kinds of
      slave labor and sweat shops going on in the United States so we can't be one sided. The one thing we can do is try to make the best decisions and to conserve.
      1. Needed gift for little boy's birthday.
      2. Looking for bowling pins.
      3. Looked in toy stores in Old Town Spring and Specialty toy shops in Woodlands
         (trying to buy from little guys)
      4. Can't find any made in USA in the small shops...
      5. Found in Toys are Us..... bought..... delivered..... everyone is happy!
      You might say that I went around too many times for one item but I didn't. I shopped while
      I was already out and about. I knew I could get the 5 dollar bowling pins at Dollar General that were made in China (nothing against China) but I resisted temptation. The key is conscience versus convienience. We just have to change our mind sets. I find that I hardly
      need to buy anything.... I just buy. Now, I make an effort to think before I buy. This is true for almost all of my actions including recycling, composting, how I drive, etc.....

      --- On Thu, 6/30/11, betina wolfowicz <bwolfowicz@...> wrote:

      From: betina wolfowicz <bwolfowicz@...>
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Re: Ponder this
      To: "hreg@yahoogroups.com" <hreg@yahoogroups.com>
      Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011, 3:17 PM

      Andrea I agree with you and this is indeed a provocative and thorny issue.  I am against sweat shops and yet we all profit from them when we buy "sale" goods.   

      From: Andrea Wisner <amwisner@...>
      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 6:54 PM
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Re: Ponder this

      Buying locally made is a nice idea and all, but there's a global balance, and when you have the US taking raw materials from other countries, refusing to allow substantial immigration from those same countries, and then refusing to buy any finished products from those countries, you have created a powder keg.
      I'm sure that's way more political than this group expects, but just my 5 cents.
      I'm personally for keeping trade and immigration to the minimums necessary and "fair." Best is for local areas to be as self-sufficient as possible. That is not what we have.

      --- On Tue, 6/28/11, evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@...> wrote:

      From: evelyn sardina <evelynsardina@...>
      Subject: Re: [hreg] Re: Ponder this
      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 4:59 PM

      Yes it is great! They have a several websites with merchandise all made in the USA. Not all sustainable but at least made here. Some of the stories not a success as they document the companies that go down trying to compete with over seas. So not all happy stories....
      Amish furniture now looks modern if you want something more modern, etc. Very cool! Thanks for sharing, Evelyn 

      --- On Tue, 6/28/11, Ariel Thomann <ajthomann@...> wrote:

      From: Ariel Thomann <ajthomann@...>
      Subject: [hreg] Re: Ponder this
      To: hreg@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 3:45 PM

      Yes but... has anybody seen "Made in USA" on a TV (etc) in the past 10 years or so?

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      FW: Ponder this

      Posted by: "Garth & Kim Travis" gartht@...   airdriel

      Tue Jun 28, 2011 4:14 am (PDT)

      While this specifies Canada at the end, it should read North America. I
      thank my brother for sending me this one, it makes it's point rather well.

      The need to buy local is real, it is hurting all of us. Yes, it may

      cost more initially, but in the long run, it is the cheaper alternative.

      */To:/**/Subject:/* Ponder this

      *Ponder this:*


      Joe Smith started the day early having set his
      alarm clock
      (MADE IN JAPAN )for 6am.
      While his coffeepot
      (MADE IN CHINA )
      was perking, he shaved with his
      electric razor
      He put on a
      dress shirt
      designer jeans
      tennis shoes
      (MADE IN KOREA )
      After cooking his breakfast in his new
      electric skillet
      (MADE IN INDIA )
      he sat down with his
      to see how much he could spend today. After setting his
      to the radio
      (MADE IN INDIA )
      he got in his car
      filled it with GAS
      (from Saudi Arabia)
      and continued his search
      for a good paying job.
      At the end
      of yet another discouraging
      and fruitless day
      checking his
      (Made In Malaysia ),
      Joe decided to relax for a while.
      He put on his sandals
      poured himself a glass of
      and turned on his
      and then wondered
      why he can't find
      a good paying job
      *in **CANADA**.*
      Y'all gotta Keep this one circulating, please.!

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