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This probably sounds crazy, but just yesterday I was in Wal Mart looking for a wastebasket. I found some made in <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region></st1:place> for $6.99. I didn't want to pay that much so I asked the lady if they had any others. She took me to another department and they had some at 2.50 made in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region></st1:place>. They are just as good. Same as a kitchen rug I needed. I had to look, but I found some made in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region></st1:place> and they were 3.00 cheaper. We are being brainwashed that everything that comes from <st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region> and <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Mexico</st1:country-region></st1:place> is cheaper. Not so. That is also why I don't buy cards at Hallmark anymore. They are made in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region></st1:place> and are expensive. I buy them at Dollar Tree....50 cents each and made in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>





















One Light Bulb at a Time


A physics teacher in high school, once told the students thatwhile 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 . . .


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


Check this out. I can verify this because I was in Lowe?s the other day for some reason and just for the heck of it I was looking at the hose attachments... They were all made in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">China</st1:country-region></st1:place> ..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 <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region></st1:place>. Start looking . . ..


In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this lady is on the right track.. Let's get behind her!


My grandson likes Hershey's candy. I noticed, though, that it is marked made in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Mexico</st1:country-region></st1:place> now. I do not buy it any more.


My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Mexico</st1:country-region></st1:place>... now I have switched to Crest. You have to read the labels on everything....


This past weekend I was at Kroger . . . 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 - get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland , Ohio.


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


So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets... yep, you guessed it, Bounce cost more money and is made in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">Canada</st1:country-region></st1:place>... The Everyday Value brand was less money and MADE IN THE USA! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and at almost half the price!


My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region></st1:place> - 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!


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


Let's get with the program and help our fellow Americans keep their jobs and create more jobs here in the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">USA</st1:country-region></st1:place> .



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:thumbsup: The "Made in the USA" label is really becoming an important selling point for many people. I have potential customer's hem and haw over picking up Adam's products for any number of reasons. As soon as I mention "Made in the USA" it becomes an entirely different discussion.


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Im all for supporting products made in the USA and Canada....but once people start buyng these products and these companies start seeing profits, they get greedy, want more money and decide to send the work over sees for cheap labour. Im sure these big name companies all once started out in the USA or Canada.

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Once the company is publicly traded, the stockholders want increased returns, and offshore it goes, and for more profits, soon lesser quality ingredients are used, and slowly the company's brand dies.


This is what I find so frustrating! The stockholders, which in many cases is us, want to make the most money possible. On the flip side, the consumer (again us) wants to by the least expensive (which ultimately becomes the cheapest) product. Aren't we burning the candle at both ends? What do we end up with?


But, the commitment I see from Adam, ( and his company and staff) to provide quality products made mostly here in the USA is one of the main reasons why I will continue to use Adam's products. Also, when he can't source a product here, he doesn't go to the cheapest labor he can find, he holds to his morals.


Ooops. :o Sorry for the rant.

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:patriot:Nothing better is to be able to buy what ever we are looking for and seeing Made in the USA!

We Americans can out perform any dirty bag country with our brains strength and work ethic. Get the government out of the way and let us become the Power house the Engine that drives the world. No one will mess with us then like they are trying to kick us to the curb. Even out own government wants to kick us to the curb and feed us scraps by waving the welfare check in front of peoples faces. Bunk, get up get a job not matter what it is and get back to being productive and not waiting for the hand out from the government.


Work is what makes our country strong and all of doing it together will bring us back even stronger than we were before. USA USA:patriot:

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Im all for supporting products made in the USA and Canada....





The hose attachments were all probably USA at one point, and once Ace sells those, they will be replaced by off shore ones.. Its just that at Ace they sell slower than the big stores, so their stock is a bit older- better chance of something not made in China at a place like Ace, but not for long.

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