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« Reply #830 on: Oct 18, 2018, 23:18:06 »
they're all native americans ?
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« Reply #831 on: Oct 19, 2018, 00:17:41 »
they're all native americans ?

Close!

But not there.
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« Reply #832 on: Oct 19, 2018, 11:29:24 »
Trump is making moves to pull us out of an international postal deal.

I dig it. China pays roughly $0.20 on the dollar to ship stuff here. It costs me $72 to ship a box over there. They sell something for $0.99, and ship it for free, and the government subsidizes their shipping on it.

Imo, this is how you hurt China, more-so than the tariffs. Make it to where the government can't afford to subsidize their shipping.

I know a guy, who is in RV refrigeration. He has started buying his units from China. $73 and some change built and shipped to his door, per unit. When he ships them to shops all over the US, over $100 in shipping per.

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« Reply #833 on: Oct 20, 2018, 01:40:19 »
That is spot on.  Shipping from China is ridiculously cheap .  I like it when I am buying titanium bolts and electronic but it makes absolutely no sense.

In reality though that leaves me with too choices if/when that postage charge rises.  I will be able to pay more for things to no advantage to the US economy or I can do without because they are just not available at any price. So again that helps me to stop spending on things I can't afford but doesn't help the US economy.  For example I can buy folding footpegs for next to nothing from China but from a US supplier they are many times more expensive, so a small increase for freight is a small penalty for me to spend more on Chinese products so I end up wit less cash to spend locally.

Or I decide the old footpegs I have in a box under the bench are good enough and I have a little more cash to save or spend locally.  Glad I'm not an economist trying to work out the impact of these things.  Mind you, the economists I know that used to work that stuff out no longer work for this administration because Trump wasn't interested in facts.  It's an odd world we live in.

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« Reply #834 on: Oct 20, 2018, 11:58:27 »
What's the flip side of that, though? Just keep letting China bend us over, because they were allowed to start?

I understand there will be some pain involved for some, but, do you trade some short term pain for the betterment of the US, or not?

I lean towards doing so.
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« Reply #835 on: Oct 20, 2018, 15:17:25 »
The postal situation certainly does need sorting.

Just from an environmental standpoint it's preposterous, then factor in the economic side and it's just plain stupid.
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« Reply #836 on: Oct 21, 2018, 01:31:39 »
I agree that it has to change.  I was just exploring some of the complexities of the possible changes.  Having basically open borders on imports via China Post is not a viable model.

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« Reply #837 on: Oct 25, 2018, 08:07:23 »
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« Reply #838 on: Oct 25, 2018, 10:15:13 »
Bombs, or simulated bombs, sent to the Clintons, Obamas, Soros, CNN, Eric Holder, Maxine Waters. I wonder whose rhetoric encouraged that? And only days after siding with the man most likely responsible for the killing of a journalist in Turkey, then loudly proclaiming "I'm a nationalist."

Anyone see the report that Trump refuses to give up his personal (unsecured) I-phones despite his aides pressuring him not to use them, and that the Chinese are definitely listening in and then working his contacts? Great part of that report was that the Russians could too, but they already feel as though they have him figured out and that he's shown enough affinity for them.
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« Reply #839 on: Oct 25, 2018, 11:41:05 »
Bombs, or simulated bombs, sent to the Clintons, Obamas, Soros, CNN, Eric Holder, Maxine Waters. I wonder whose rhetoric encouraged that? And only days after siding with the man most likely responsible for the killing of a journalist in Turkey, then loudly proclaiming "I'm a nationalist."

Anyone see the report that Trump refuses to give up his personal (unsecured) I-phones despite his aides pressuring him not to use them, and that the Chinese are definitely listening in and then working his contacts? Great part of that report was that the Russians could too, but they already feel as though they have him figured out and that he's shown enough affinity for them.
I'll hold off on commenting on this until someone is apprehended for it.