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With parts coming from everywhere, does "Buying American" have much meaning anymore? Is quality and price the bottom line?
#15521 of 18912 Re: back to the topic [uplanderguy]
Dec 06, 2012 (6:55 am)
My mom had a 93 Taurus where my head was very close to the headliner, and no sunroof. I imagine I'd have been bumping it with the roof.
Fintail has no sunroof, I could wear a fedora in that thing and have no problems. The optional and rare sunroof on those is a simple manual sliding thing that doesn't take up much room - not that it matters, as there is plenty to waste.
#15522 of 18912 Re: back to the topic [gagrice]
Dec 06, 2012 (1:27 pm)
Is the sunroof in your Lark factory?
Yes, it was the only domestic at the time available with a sunroof. It was a folding cloth top. The handle said "Golde", which was a German company I believe. VW's and M-B's of the era could also be had with the Golde tops. Since Studebaker was the American distributor for M-B in the '60's, that's where I'm sure Stude got the tops, and a Stude-MB dealer friend of mine suggested the same some time back.
I sold the car a year ago to a guy in Australia. Matter of fact, all three of my Studebakers went to Australia in the past eighteen months...two to the same guy. I still want another but with a kid at Miami U. in OH may have to wait.
#15523 of 18912 Apple moving manufacturing to US
Dec 06, 2012 (8:22 pm)
...at least a bit. And Foxconn, too!
#15524 of 18912 Re: Apple moving manufacturing to US [tlong]
Dec 07, 2012 (6:31 am)
Interesting. Is Apple pandering to the Administration? Will Foxconn build a big factory here? And where would they find a place with 250,000 workers, willing to live in a factory barracks?
#15526 of 18912 Remembering Pearl Harbor
Dec 07, 2012 (7:42 am)
To those who perished there, and to the 400,000 Americans who died in World War II which we entered after Pearl Harbor, as well as those who survive, we respectfully remember.
#15527 of 18912 Buy what you think is best.
Dec 07, 2012 (7:57 am)
Buy what you think is best. No auto is all-american anymore. Show your colors and finance and insure American.
#15528 of 18912 Re: Apple moving manufacturing to US [gagrice]
Dec 07, 2012 (8:01 am)
Seeing as corporations control government, probably no pandering. But maybe pandering to the consumer.
Saw the new CEO on TV last night, when questioned about this, saying that there are lacking "skill sets" or something similar preventing such work from coming to the first world - no mention of labor costs nor any details about those skills. It's almost like "Deceptive" and "Executive" are the same thing.
#15529 of 18912 Re: Remembering Pearl Harbor [uplanderguy]
Dec 07, 2012 (8:26 am)
Amen, brother! Amen!
#15530 of 18912 Re: Apple moving manufacturing to US [fintail]
Dec 07, 2012 (8:32 am)
Maybe these "skill sets" are lacking because few are willing to go into student loan debt equal to a mortgage on the outside chance they "may" get a job. That or they do manage to get a job, but the pay is so low that they will be in hopeless crushing debt forever. Other countries provide the training for those willing to learn without turning them into debt slaves. I believe a lot of young people and their families are waking up to the racket that is higher education in the U.S.
If these companies demand these specific skill sets, let them provide the training instead of making excuses.