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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I used to be an audiophile...
    You aren't embarrised to admit that? Your probably on a list on the internet now.

    Did you go to jail for that, or were you just never caught?
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    ...I'm not interested in debating someone who is trolling for an argument....
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Element TV's are made in America and while they mostly contain foreign made parts, they have indicated that they are actively looking for domestic parts suppliers. They just need more companies to open shop.
    no matter where you assemble/etc, you can't change elemental abundance in the earth's crust.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    That is very cool. I wish them success!
    Hopefully they will. Ironically, it was Walmart that has helped them succeed as part of their efforts to place more American made goods on its shelves. They could not compete with Mexican TV companies if Walmart was just looking for the lowest cost (i.e. highest profit margin) suppliers.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    no matter where you assemble/etc, you can't change elemental abundance in the earth's crust.
    And by shortening the distance between the suppliers and the sellers reduces the consumption of that elemental abundance in the earth's crust by reducing transportation needs, not that I see your point as it relates to my post.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I used to be an audiophile back in my younger days. (Now, I couldn't care less) Anyway, back in the day (early 90s, IIRC) it was literally impossible to purchase an American-made cassette deck. Granted, CDs were all the rage, and there were limited options of American-made CD players available... some with tubes... cassettes weren't wholly irrelevant yet and many serious audio people still wanted quality decks. Yet, if you wanted to support America you were out of luck.

    I do not know the current status of the stereo field as I no longer keep up with it.
    iSomething or the other. You don't even need a stereo. They are putting docking ports in the walls of apartments/houses now. Just hook your iPod up and you have stereo.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    And by shortening the distance between the suppliers and the sellers reduces the consumption of that elemental abundance in the earth's crust by reducing transportation needs, not that I see your point as it relates to my post.
    that many of the rare earth elements used in modern electronics (circuit boards) do not exist in an amount in the USA to sustain manufacturing of
    the aforementioned devices. you can pay someone to run the screwdriver here, you can mine the iron to make the steel in the screwdriver here...
    at the end of the day, the manufacture and purchase of the TV supports a foreign nation (and possible enemy state).

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by SlevinKelevra View Post
    that many of the rare earth elements used in modern electronics (circuit boards) do not exist in an amount in the USA to sustain manufacturing of
    the aforementioned devices. you can pay someone to run the screwdriver here, you can mine the iron to make the steel in the screwdriver here...
    at the end of the day, the manufacture and purchase of the TV supports a foreign nation (and possible enemy state).
    To address these positions in reverse order:

    1) Just because China is the enemy of many corporate interests and because many corporations have a vested interest in making China an enemy, I have no qualms with China or its people, so I don't care; and

    2) Society existed before the electric screwdriver and will exist after it. Consuming rare earths is of no consequence. We can go back to having slower computers. There is a greater social cost in even maintaining the current generation of technology than in stepping back to earlier stages. Technology and agriculture are the two most common areas where the productivity paradox is most evident (albeit it manifests itself differently between the two fields).

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    It's not just the athletes, but also the student trainers, the mascots, the cheerleaders, and the band members.

    That's part of the reason my kid dropped college marching band. And the New Years bowl games are even worse, one year my kid had to return to college on Christmas day, ride a bus to Florida, and spend the next week parading around for the bowl game, only to return to the college on Jan second (still a week before school started).
    Paid trip to Florida in the middle of winter with a bunch of friends. If that's the worst thing they experience, why the hell wasn't I in marching band in college?

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneWanderer View Post
    ... If that's the worst thing they experience, why the hell wasn't I in marching band in college?
    3AM call time, no alcohol allowed, being herded around like cattle. Those were the real issues.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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    Re: Increased Pay for working Thanksgiving

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    3AM call time, no alcohol allowed, being herded around like cattle. Those were the real issues.
    ...boohoo? I knew bandies who profitted a solid $80-$100 each from a single marching band trip simply by eating cheap and pocketing the extra food stipend they recieved. Bought them some nice alcohol to party with the first couple weeks of the spring semester.

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