Snoochie

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    Dominator
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    Electrical Wizard
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    Fullerton, California, USA
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  1. Mark; I have to say I don't share your optimism. But I hope for all us you are correct. I would love nothing better for you to say "See i was Right" he is a good president. I will happy to take the grief from you. Hell I might fly to Texas to buy you a cold one. But in the meantime, no matter our differences, I will always have your back and hopefully you will have mine. We are all Americans working for the same side, no matter those differences. As always, continued success in your business and remember, "Don't mess with Texas". No slogan, just fact............. Peace out
  2. Mark; I don't think my point was gotten. "Trust but verify" was not bandied about during an election campaign. It was a phrase for dealing with an extremely important policy aimed towards the former Soviet Union all the while Reagan was proceeding to neuter them. The slogan came after the policy, not slogan before policy which is the point i am trying to make. "Made in China" is not a slogan but a label that is on a whole bunch of products we use daily and that angers many like myself. It is a fact of life and we are reminded of this with no matter what we buy or where we buy it. "Never be afraid to see what you see" also was not a slogan. It was part of a heartfelt speech that President Reagan delivered to the country when he was leaving office in 88. He wanted everyone to keep our vision alive, honestly and forthrightly. He also had a hidden meaning as well. He knew that he was in the first stages of Alzheimer's and was brave enough to face it clear eyed and with courage. He saw his future clearly. This was not a slogan prior to his presidency, but a testament to the man and his accomplishments. Hopefully that explains the difference. I mean this with all sincerity and respect my friend.... Best
  3. Sloganeering and hyperbole are great during a campaign and maybe for a short time after, but will get absolutely nowhere in the running of the Greatest Country on the face of the planet. That will come with sound and competent economic policies both here and abroad. I will defer back to President Reagan who said "Trust but verify". I live by this rule both on a personal and professional basis as a citizen and electrician. In the meantime, I stand by my statements. Companies and jobs will continue to flow to China and other places for the foreseeable future. Coal Mining jobs aren't coming back to West Virginia, mainly due to Natural Gas. Equipment manufacturing isn't coming back to Detroit. And the flow of "Made in China" goods will gush into the USA unfettered. All of this to my chagrin. As I said, LED products as well as most of the electrical products I use in the electrical field will continue to be provided by China or elsewhere. Ford will send its light car plant to Mexico instead of keeping it in Detroit. Carrier Air Conditioners will go to Mexico giving pink slips to 1800 Indiana employees and nothing will change it. No slogans of draining or greatness will change that. And for the record, I for one believe we are still Great as we speak. If I am wrong, then we should see action against Ford Motors & United Technologies ( Carrier) within the first 100 days to stop those moves, Right? At least we should see how big the Entry Tariff will be against these Corporate Behemoths and their foreign made products. I'm not making any bets on this. Well I've said enough but I will continue to live by the credo Ronald Reagan imparted to me. "Never be afraid to see what you see" Best to all
  4. Angie; I think you hit on the heart of my reply to Paul's post. The fact is that we are not going to impose tariffs on anyone. Speaker Paul Ryan already made this clear. He is a "Free Trader" and there is nothing wrong with "Smart Trade" if we can achieve it. We manufacture things in China because workers make a fraction of what workers make here in the USA. There is no getting around that. Cheaper labor cost equals more profit, period. A worker in China makes in a day what an American factory worker makers in an hour. Until this little problem is solved, factories will move abroad not just to China but Mexico, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and other places near and far. And don't forget, Tariffs and Trade Wars cut both ways. We can't even run our government without major borrowing from China. And since we trade with friends & allies like Canada, do we put tariffs on them as well? So what I was pointing out was simply don't expect a reduction in Chinese imports in the near future. LED's and other products will still be labeled "Made in China" until a host of other issues are addressed. Tariffs I believe, won't be one of those issues. For me, like electricity, economics is not based on faith. It is based on solid quantitative principles and policies. If I grab two live phases of a 277/480 Delta system, I am not going to rely on faith that I won't be seriously hurt. I will because empirical knowledge dictates that. The same goes for our economy. I think solid, thought out economic policies win out over faith that some mystic force will make things ok. So for the near future, don't get your hopes on anything changing its label from "Made in China" to "Made in USA". I want to be wrong and hope I am proven so. I am an American just like the rest on this board but I am skeptical. As a final note, I would have felt much better about a President Romney or a President Kasich. But that wasn't to be. I had to follow what my moral compass told me to. I made a thought out decision and I won't look back. Ronald Reagan, where are you when we need you.................. Peace out ou and others, I would have felt much better about the results with either John Kasich or Mitt Romney. I know Romney didn't even run and Kasich fell short, but I still penciled in one of these names on my ballot. It didn't much matter in the end but I did what what heart and my soul guided me to do. I think either one would have had a more realistic outlook on what we could accomplish in our divided nation. I wou
  5. Paul; My stance on China and its products is documented on this board. I am a Reagan Republican in case I may get confused as a liberal by what I believe. Trump is already nice and cozy with China, manufactures and purchases his products from that nation and I doubt very highly if this Chinese Tariff nonsense will come to fruition. It wasn't going to happen with with "Queen Hillary" and I highly doubt it will happen under the "Orange Groper". I am praying that it will but I highly doubt it. Especially since the Republican majority are all Free Traders and support the TPP. We can still hope and dream,though. But for at least the next 2 years, in my opinion, nothing will change. Best
  6. I was wondering if the world was watching this Circus that we refer to as our elections, with bewilderment as many citizens in the USA are. Thanks for clearing that up, Rocco. We have two Ass Clowns running for arguably the most powerful job in the entire world. But on the bright side, the Chicago Cubs did finally take home the the elusive prize they had been pursuing since 1908. They knocked out the Dodgers, so at least the Blue Crew did get beat by the eventual champions............... Best
  7. Erik; Brian stated my sentiments exactly. At first I thought WTF but now am getting used to it. I guess we are always hesitant when dealing with something new! Best
  8. Basically unsuspecting or willing contractors finance their operation. Its a shady business practice at best............ But it apparently does work as many are still lurking in the gutters around the country. Best
  9. As I see it, we aren't going to solve the issue on this venue. But we can express our opinions. The fact that we can can have those differing opinions and the right to express them is exactly why we celebrate this Memorial Day weekend. It's not just about vacationing or a barbeque, its about our honoring those who gave us the right to have the kind of open discussion we are having on this venue. Never forget that! I for one am grateful for and honor those who lie in repose on that picture Erik so appropriately posted on the Sign Syndicate. They gave the ultimate sacrifice for all of us, no matter our belief. Have a wonderful weekend one and all and be thankful that you are an American who has the freedoms that are afforded us. Peace out............
  10. For the life of me I don't get why we insist on creating problems for ourselves when there was none in the first place. Whatever happened to the old standard of Men's and Women's restrooms? I don't recall having a problem in school or any other places. And heck if we keep having this kind of nonsense in our schools, maybe the next step is going to be gender neutral locker rooms for Physical Education. I can just see that scenario now. Shower where you feel gender related................ This is correctness gone way out of control. Just my opinion.
  11. Erik, Welcome to our new world of reality reality and correctness............... For every true to his conscience person like you who won't produce signs like this, there will be multiple others who will. It is and always will be true that a person would rather lose his principles than his job. Best
  12. Erik; As Bob Dylan so eloquently said, "The times they are a changin". Best
  13. Erik, Couldn't be happier for you !!!!! Continued success going forward......................
  14. We all are acutely aware of the problem of shoddy contractors, licensed or unlicensed and this type of work delivered. But I would ask, what is the solution to all this garbage that gives decent contractors a bad name? We keep focusing on the symptoms but apparently have no answer for the sickness itself. Heck, we don't even know how to adequately identify that sickness to hopefully eradicate it. Best
  15. Erik, To heck with calling about that food grade welding. Give me a call if you need someone for that liquid grade drinking....................... Best