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the reason msn put solar as a growing and upcoming industry is because they think Obama and his EPA thugs will successfully be able to shut down the oil and natural gas boom that is going on right now in this country because its all on private land. We have developed a new type of drilling called hydraulic fracturing which will allow us to overtake the middle east in oil production and be close to number 1 in natural gas production very shortly. We have enough oil and nat/ gas within our borders to supply our country for 200 years and this is just proven reserves, as we explore more we will find even more. My prediction is Obama will shut this down, we will be driving smart cars and bikes, I hope my prediction is wrong
Handyman by trade here. You will be amazed how many guys can't change out a toilet, put up a ceiling fan, paint a room etc.
I get tired of hearing people complain about jobs going overseas. When was the last time any of you complainers actually looked at where a product is made and you didn't buy it if it was made in China. Stop buying that crap and if it sits on the shelf the stores will get the message.
I look in my local grocery store and see tilapia, farm raised in China. Shrimp, farm raised in vietnam. Can you imagine how polluted those countries are. I buy mine from the Pacific NW. Costs a little more but I know what I get and it supports US fisherman. I am retired living on a fixed income so don't think that I purchase US because I'm well off. Stop complaining and make a difference.
I called Sears appliance repair, as our refrigerator had died. It was a Kitchen Aid, which is Whirlpool & Maytag as well.
My previous refrigerator was a Kenmore, which is also Whirlpool. My Kenmore refrigerator's compressor died @ 5 years, which is when the warranty expired. I paid to replace the compressor, which was about $400-$500 at the time.
Planned obsolesce, if there was a 10 year warranty on the compressor, it would've died right after 10 years.
So after it died 5 years later, I decided to get a Kitchen Aid. I was hoping for something which would give me more life than 5 years. Then I find out it is just Whirlpool with a different logo. So 5 years later the Kitchen Aid refrigerator dies.
My wife calls Sears repair & they tell us then cannot come out for a week. With kids I cannot wait a week for repair, so the next day we went out & purchased a new refrigerator.
I want to buy American, but when companies like Whirlpool decide to build stuff which only last 5 years I will buy products from foreign companies. This time we purchased Samsung, as I am hoping to get longer service life than I have gotten from Whirlpool. This planned obsolesce was what American car manufacturers did, look what it did for Toyota & Honda today. The American manufacturer's greed is killing American jobs, by alienating the American public from purchasing their products.
If you build quality, then people like myself will remain loyal to a brand. I will never purchase another Whirlpool, Kenmore, Kitchen Aid or Maytag product again. I am looking for value by having products which last, then when they break you don't mind repairing them.
too amy people want to cry and complain about how the mechanics who have over $100,000 in tools invested to work on the over priced fashion statements people drive are too expensive,
the mechanics didn't design the pieces of crap,
they only know how to fix the obsolete crap the consumers have bought,
it's the clowns who get the millions at the top who made the decisions to create job security for themselves that makes the consumers either need to buy a whole new product or pay as much for the part to fix the existing product as the cost of the product costs new.
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