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Americans just spend, spend, spend. People in my country save about half their income, while you Americans save no income at all.

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Guest LAW

USA may have spending problems, but China has huge safety problems. I think it is time we buy our products from India.

 

After hearing about dangerous Chinese products elsewhere, Indonesia this summer began testing popular Chinese-made items on its own store shelves. What it found has added to the list of horrors: mercury-laced makeup that turns skin black, dried fruit spiked with industrial chemicals, carcinogenic children's candy.

 

The Chinese government called up in August saying it had a possible solution. Husniah Rubiana Thamrin Akib, head of Indonesia's top food and drug safety agency, was pleased and welcomed her counterparts to her office.

 

But according to Husniah, the Chinese suggested Indonesia lower its safety standards. Husniah said she was "very upset and very surprised." "I said to them, 'I respect your standards for your country. I hope you respect ours,' " Husniah said.

 

In dealing with product safety complaints from the United States, China has sought to convince a concerned American public that it has reformed and is doing all it can to ensure the safety of its products. But its dealings with other, less-developed countries or those in vulnerable political positions are a different story, according to Husniah and officials in the Philippines and Malaysia.

 

Indonesian officials accuse China of pushing shoddy products and inferior standards on poor countries that have no choice but to depend on it for cheap goods, aid and investment. They say that China, in closed-door meetings, has refused to share basic information, attempted to horse-trade by insisting on discussing disparate issues as part of a single negotiation and all but threatened retaliatory trade actions. The Chinese respond that their products have been the victim of unfair trade actions......

 

 

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...

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Maybe this is a good time to rebuild our Manufacturing Base?

 

I would LOVE to see that little ole label saying "MADE IN AMERICA". :)

 

 

 

By the way Law;

 

Nice to see you again, and welcome back.

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How are we to secure commodities when we have nothing to do with them. We are just now starting to once again focus on batteries that for decades we outsourced. Although, the majority of electronic components that require lithium are MADE IN CHINA. That is why they need the resource.

 

When our manufacturing base begins to grow, then we will gain purchasing power again. First we need to nurture our collective intelligence to better understand where we are economically in the world marketplace.

 

We just have to win the technology race. That starts with our schools. I see robot competitions in the Midwest. We need to start treating teachers NOT like glorified babysitters and give them the same respect as doctors and lawyers.

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Guest HUMAN

Yeah!!! The devil are in the details. We don't have the manufacturing base to green with.

Yet we are still headed in that direction.

 

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How are we to secure commodities when we have nothing to do with them. We are just now starting to once again focus on batteries that for decades we outsourced. Although, the majority of electronic components that require lithium are MADE IN CHINA. That is why they need the resource.

 

When our manufacturing base begins to grow, then we will gain purchasing power again. First we need to nurture our collective intelligence to better understand where we are economically in the world marketplace.

 

We just have to win the technology race. That starts with our schools. I see robot competitions in the Midwest. We need to start treating teachers NOT like glorified babysitters and give them the same respect as doctors and lawyers.

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It will be the banks that decide this, not our government. There are also other battery solutions coming down the pipe.

 

http://www.polyzion.eu/

Current battery technologies for hybrid (HEVs) and small electric vehicles (EVs) have technological, costs or environmental limitations. Despite this, the global market for HEVs and EVs is growing rapidly and is expected to top $2billion by 2015. The PolyZion project aims to create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicles applications.

 

The research program combines fundamental material and process advances in ionic liquids, rechargeable zinc electrodes, ultra-fast pulse charge injection techniques and conducting polymers, as well as constructing prototypes battery units for industry standard testing. The resulting battery device will be low cost, have low environmental impact and have the energy and power density necessary to compete with alternative battery technologies in the HEV and EV markets.

 

PolyZion is a European-led consortium combining world-class research organizations in ionic liquids, conducting polymers, zinc deposition, pulse charging and batteries, as well as SME partners with expertise in technology development and specialised materials, and large industrial partners with industrial experience of battery manufacture and state-of-the-art testing facilities. The consortium also includes 2 organisations with world-class research expertise from an 'Emerging Economy' (Russia) and a 'High Income' country outside the EU (Canada).

 

 

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Guest HUMAN

I see your point, and we really got to get moving here.

 

 

http://www.techmetalsresearch.com/2010/09/jack-lifton-us-has-been-foolish-on-rare-earth-metals/

 

 

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It will be the banks that decide this, not our government. There are also other battery solutions coming down the pipe.

 

http://www.polyzion.eu/

Current battery technologies for hybrid (HEVs) and small electric vehicles (EVs) have technological, costs or environmental limitations. Despite this, the global market for HEVs and EVs is growing rapidly and is expected to top $2billion by 2015. The PolyZion project aims to create a new class of fast rechargeable zinc-polymer battery for hybrid and small electric vehicles applications.

 

The research program combines fundamental material and process advances in ionic liquids, rechargeable zinc electrodes, ultra-fast pulse charge injection techniques and conducting polymers, as well as constructing prototypes battery units for industry standard testing. The resulting battery device will be low cost, have low environmental impact and have the energy and power density necessary to compete with alternative battery technologies in the HEV and EV markets.

 

PolyZion is a European-led consortium combining world-class research organizations in ionic liquids, conducting polymers, zinc deposition, pulse charging and batteries, as well as SME partners with expertise in technology development and specialised materials, and large industrial partners with industrial experience of battery manufacture and state-of-the-art testing facilities. The consortium also includes 2 organisations with world-class research expertise from an 'Emerging Economy' (Russia) and a 'High Income' country outside the EU (Canada).

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Guest Dixie

Come down to Southern Virginia and you will find the worlds largest supply of uranium just waiting to be mined. Now people are fighting to stop it. Makes no sense.

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No! You misunderstand; in my rebuttal to lukes I thought that it was clearly understood that GOING GREEN http://www.techmetal...e-earth-metals/ would ACTUALLY MAKE US MORE ENEGRY DEPENDENT TOWARDS EUROPES TECHNOLOGY, and The Rare Earth metals out side this country and IT WOULD BE COUNTER PRODUCTIVE TO ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FOR the United States.

 

 

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Come down to Southern Virginia and you will find the worlds largest supply of uranium just waiting to be mined. Now people are fighting to stop it. Makes no sense.

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There is no reason why we could not use nuclear technology. We have the capibility to build safe units. Currently Nuclear power plants generate nearly three-fourths of America's clean-air energy. The Calvert Cliffs plant has been safely producing energy for Maryland since 1975.

 

http://www.nei.org/

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