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Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 108, Issue 71

Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] TowerTalk Digest, Vol 108, Issue 71
Date: Thu, 22 Dec 2011 09:19:48 -0800
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Bill wrote...

>   The problems still exist. How many parts in American Made items are
> made in China. Even the Department of Defense is having problems with
> poor quality or counterfeit parts in many complex defense systems.
>    When the IBM PC came out and the box was labeled "Made in America"
> all the internal parts were made in Mexico, Taiwan, Philippines, etc.

My wife used to work for an electronic parts distributor, whose motto was "BUY 
AMERICAN!"  They put a HUGE banner on the side of their building to this 
Then somebody noticed that the TI and Fairchild etc. parts were made in 
Singapore, Taiwan, etc.  The banner came down and a HUGE US flag went up 
instead.  (I liked that.)

The professor of our American history class bought a new car.  A class member 
he was in the market for a new one, too, but he didn't want a foreign car.  He 
to "Buy American".  Toyota Camry was being made in Kentucky, while some 
Chevy's were made in Canada, and Fords were from Mexico, with brakes from 
Brazil, etc. etc.  

Conclusion.  It doesn't much matter... you can't 'buy American' or Brazilian, 
English, or ....

And most of those cars had antennas: there's the link to this reflector's 
purpose.  My 
apologies.  8-)


George T Daughters, K6GT
CU in the California QSO Party (CQP)
October 6-7, 2012


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