The company I worked for pulled the same thing.
It was originally American owned but was bought out by the Japanese.
Everyone got nervous even though they made no changes.
Eventually, a group of the original owners bought it back and everyone
kind of breathed a sigh of relief as we became American again.
Then they did the patriotic thing and opened a new plant in Mexico and
closed one of the US plants.
A sad reflection on the American workers: the quality of the product
improved! This is not quite the fine country it used to be I'm afraid.
It hasn't been since circa 1968. But until around the mid 1960s we
really didn't have much manufacturing competition. WWII pretty much
destroyed the manufacturing capability of Britain and Europe. If you
wanted to buy a manufactured product more complex than a hammer, you
had to buy it from America. That provided a lot of jobs without
competition; but those days are gone.
Web based forums are like subscribing to 10 different newspapers
and having to visit 10 different news stands to pickup each one.
I live in Milwaukee, which is still a manufacturing city but only a
fraction of what it once was.
Back in the 60's there were large factories of course, but almost
everywhere small machine shops etc.
Also numerous foundries and tanneries.
As one would drive into town, you could see the smoke and haze
everywhere and there were many sections of town (near the tanneries
especially) that stank so badly, we'd drive miles out of our way to avoid.
The air is clean now and all the tanneries are gone.
So it's a trade off...I understand that the air in China is almost too
bad to breathe.
How odd that in the 21st century, Communist China has "out-capitalized"
the US ...
Who would want to live there with the pollution and the near-slave labor?
google nyc garbage collection history
I was surprised that there are so many, more than 10, urls about this
very thing. All of them look interesting. Many have pictures.
In 2002, Nagle was first granted access to the departments archives,
and in 2003, she initiated the process of actually becoming a
sanitation worker. After working closely with the department for
yearsriding routes, visiting garages, attending social events, and
interviewing employeesNagle was named the departments only
Anthropologist in Residence in 2006. Its the perfect title, says
Nagle, the perfect framing of my relationship with them. It lets me
propose weird things, and they just shake their heads and say, It
must be because shes an anthropologist.'....
One of Nagles most disturbing revelations is that a career in
sanitation is more dangerous than working for the fire or police
department, despite a clear absence of public appreciation for our
garbage men and women.....
Nagle: It was created as the Department of Street Cleaning in
1881, and renamed the Department of Sanitation in 1929. But it was
actually made effective for the first time in 1895, in that the people
who worked for the department actually collected garbage and swept the
http://www.astc.org/exhibitions/rotten/timeline.htm not nyc
based on Nagle
1895 George Waring became the Commissioner of the Department of
Street Cleaning (now Dept. of Sanitation) and put into action a waste
management plan that made ocean dumping illegal and mandated recycling
efforts. Prior to Waring, 75% of New York Citys waste was dumped into
the Atlantic Ocean. As part of Warings initiative, household waste
was separated into three distinct categories and dealt with
accordingly: (a) Food Waste was steamed and compressed to produce
grease and fertilizer; (b) Rubbish from which paper and other
materials were recovered; and (c) Ash, which was landfilled along with
nonmarketable rubbish. This becomes New York Citys first recycling
program. (NYCWasteless History)
===>Manhattan and to a lesser extent Brooklyn and maybe Queens are a
lot bigger than originally. As ships got bigger, the space between
and under the short docks was filled in and longer piers extending
into deeper water for the bigger ships were built. I think this
happened several times. Battery Park City is built entirely on
What bothers me the most about today's politics is that both sides are busy
trying to assess blame for the job situation but no one is really addressing
the non-political causes of job loss. You can't assume that by giving the
"job creators" money that they will actually create jobs and not buy robots
or build off-shore plants. Nor can you assume that training people for jobs
that don't exist will fix things. Carrier took state training money and is
leaving anyway. That's pissed a lot of people off.
I think Carrier may have really stepped on their expansion valve making this
move at this particular moment in the prez campaign. Something tells me
they're about to be made an example of, by whom I don't yet know but when
Trump yells out "let's tax the hell out of them" the dice are clearly
NAFTA provided lots of Americans with cheap goods so they wouldn't notice
that it was sucking jobs out of the US like a giant vacuum cleaner.
The greater threat than Mexico or even ISIS is marked on the bottom of most
things found in American houses these days: "Made in China." America's
ability to produce so much shale oil and gas has disrupted the world's
economy profoundly. It's more than likely that will cause serious social
unrest in places that depended on oil revenue. If some of the theorists are
right, the world economy could be in the toilet just in time for the
election. Maybe the economic tide that swept Obama in will accompany his
A few years ago I took apart a failed electronic device that was marked
"Made in the USA," but the circuit board inside said "Made in China."
Apart from the circuit board all there was was a plastic case. So *what*
was "Made in the USA"? Or did they simply mean "Assembled in the USA"?
They probably meant "you Americans are so stupid you'll believe anything!"
The initial interest in being good trading partners had faded, I think, and
now it's make money however you can, even with poisoned baby formula and pet
food. Like the overseas VOIP nuisance callers they have probably learned
that no one's there to stop them from committing nickel and dime fraudulent
mislabeling. And worse.
On Monday, February 15, 2016 at 10:38:59 AM UTC-5, Robert Green wrote:
Typical lib, blame America for everything. Like our increased oil
production is the cause for more goods being manufactured in
China. Only a loon could make that equation.
Yeah, better that oil stay at $100 to finance the likes of Putin.
And as if we haven't seen the rollercoaster ride in oil prices
We're in a lot of trouble, but it has nothing to do with low oil prices.
For a look at the real problem, consider that interest rates are at zero,
the govt is running a horrific $450 bil deficit, and the economy is
I really don't doubt that it'll go below a dollar a gallon, and I can
remember when it used to BE less than a dollar, too. When gas prices
were approaching $4 a gallon, I never thought I'd see it this low again,
but here it is.
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