Proceed with Caution

@AmbiePam (49103)
United States
March 31, 2017 4:16pm CST
I don't know how many people remember, I think it was in Barack Obama's second term, that there was a big hoopla about American Olympic uniforms being made in China. On mylot I encountered a few people from China very upset, and didn't understand the racism. Well, it had nothing to do with race. Over the last couple of decades American jobs have been outsourced to other countries. And millions of Americans are/were in need of jobs. The outrage was that in doing something for your country they didn't give the business to the same people they were trying to rally. It was/is the same thing about call centers. Jobs were going in droves to India in call centers. You have to pay minimum wage in the U.S., but American companies weren't held to the same standard abroad. So no dissenters held anything against any race. The anger was at our companies in question. I told the mylot posters they have every right to feel how they want. It's not my aim to monitor someone's feelings. But I wanted them to know the actual facts. Sometimes things are true, but they aren't true for the reasons you think. Dig deeper if you have suspicions. Don't take the word of your news media. I mean every news station around was pretty much guaranteeing Hillary Clinton was going to win the election, and she didn't. Actions are important, but motives are too. And you can take this as political, or use it for your personal life. Be curious.
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@Mike197602 (13513)
• Worcester, England
31 Mar 17
I want to buy British...especially since brexit. It's hard as everywhere seems to make stuff outside the UK Buy a 2 pound t shirt it won't be made here A lot of time people vote with their pocket. I think trump is a hypocritical idiot as his clothes lines are made outside the US. BUT...although I think he's a total tool...I do agree with supporting your national suppliers where you can.
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@AmbiePam (49103)
• United States
1 Apr 17
That makes perfect sense. Is Brexit messing up your economy badly? It seems rare here to find something made anywhere else than China.
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@Mike197602 (13513)
• Worcester, England
1 Apr 17
@AmbiePam no it's not messing it up...hopefully in the future it'll make things even better as the EU thing is an epic fail
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@AmbiePam (49103)
• United States
1 Apr 17
@Mike197602 I'm always hesitant to assume things about other countries because sometimes people get the weirdest ideas about America (although a lot of things nowadays truly are weird). So I'm not clear about Brexit. I feel like the news keeps talking to the same amount of people on both sides. Then I read the pros and cons it has for people. And that doesn't tell me much about how citizens actually feel.
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@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
1 Apr 17
Trump preaches well but then his clothing line is made in China, why not to move the plants in the United States? I support local producers and products and Italian products, because I was born in Italy.
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@AmbiePam (49103)
• United States
1 Apr 17
I'm talking about everyone, not Trump (this uniform controversy was during Obama's term). The media's brazen disregard for facts have gotten worse since Trump (because our media hates him so much, plus he's already been known for inconsistencies) but it's always there. Trump is a hypocrite, but we all know that.
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@LadyDuck (157737)
• Switzerland
2 Apr 17
@AmbiePam I wonder if there are politicians who are not hypocrite. They are all there only for two things, the power and the money.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
31 Mar 17
I know the media will say something on the news and the next night the same media station will contradict themselves! Yes I agree, research is very important.
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@AmbiePam (49103)
• United States
31 Mar 17
Exactly! They just want to get everyone's attention, even if there is nothing to back it up.
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@dfollin (12744)
• United States
31 Mar 17
@AmbiePam This is very true. But I pay attention and catch the contradictions.
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@jstory07 (67171)
• Roseburg, Oregon
31 Mar 17
Jobs should stay here in America. Not be given to other countries. Our country needs to start coming first.
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@AmbiePam (49103)
• United States
1 Apr 17
The jobs are just so important. Too many Americans are out work, and most of them are truly looking to work and contribute.
@Juliaacv (30426)
• Canada
1 Apr 17
We're of a similar mind-set up here too, we try to buy Canadian and support Canadian companies to keep everybody working and keep our economy going.
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@AmbiePam (49103)
• United States
1 Apr 17
This is probably a stupid question, but is the beverage Clearly Canadian actually made in Canada?
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@paigea (22199)
• Canada
1 Apr 17
@AmbiePam I am Canadian and have never heard of that beverage
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@AmbiePam (49103)
• United States
1 Apr 17
@paigea My sister and I loved it! It was about 25 years ago. Every time we went to a gas station we begged to have one. But I haven't seen it in stores in about 20 years. I had wondered if they still made it. If you haven't heard of it then that probably answers my question about where it was made!
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@GardenGerty (99413)
• United States
8 Apr 17
Be curious, and be skeptical as well.
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@AmbiePam (49103)
• United States
8 Apr 17
Well said.
• Philippines
1 Apr 17
It's because of the cheap labor in china that attracts western investors because they can save money. With Call centers alone it's being outsourced to countries like mine. I guess it was all to avoid more taxes, and expenses from your Government.
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@AmbiePam (49103)
• United States
1 Apr 17
Business owners want cheap labor, and they'll go anywhere to get it.
@Tampa_girl7 (25715)
• United States
1 Apr 17
The media gets things wrong quite often
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@just4him (117213)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Apr 17
I worked in a call center where the escalated calls went to call centers in Manila.
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@SIMPLYD (79764)
• Philippines
1 Apr 17
All i can say, that in politics, you can never tell who will win. i hope the Americans can be appeased by theat situation where a lot are jobless, yet people from ther countries are getting them.
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@Fishmomma (11504)
• United States
1 Apr 17
Many of my friends are out of work some because the companies went under and others because they decided to retire and travel. Now traveling is difficult to other countries, so their plans have changed. I don't know, if I will be able to travel out of the country in the future.
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@BelleStarr (38357)
• United States
1 Apr 17
Outsourcing needs to stop and that is one thing that I hope the new president actually helps stop.
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