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One Light Bulb at a Time from my email


One Light Bulb at a Time

A physics teacher in high school, once told the students that while one
grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a
billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following,
obviously written by a good American ......

Good idea ......One light bulb at a time .......

Check this out ...... I can verify this because I was in Lowes the other day
for some reason and just for the heck of it, I was looking at the hose
attachments. They were all made in China . The next day I was in Ace
Hardware and just for the heck of it, I checked the hose
attachments there. They were made in USA . Start looking.

In our current economic situation, every little thing we buy or do affects
someone else - even their job. So, after reading this email, I think this
lady is on the right track. Let's get behind her!

My grandson likes Hershey's candy.. I noticed, though, that it is marked
made in Mexico now. I do not buy it any more.

My favorite toothpaste Colgate is made in Mexico . Now I have switched to
Crest. You have to read the labels on everything.

This past weekend I was at Kroger.. I needed 60 W light bulbs and Bounce
dryer sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand
I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value". I picked up both
types of bulbs and compared the stats -
They were the same except for the price .... The GE bulbs were more money
than the Everyday Value brand but the thing that surprised me the most was
the fact that GE was made in MEXICO and the Everyday Value brand was made in
- get ready for this - the USA in a company in Cleveland, Ohio.

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that
are made right HERE.

So on to another aisle - Bounce Dryer Sheets ..... Yep, you guessed it,
bounce cost more money and is made in Canada . The Everyday Value brand was
less money and MADE IN THE USA ! I did laundry yesterday and the dryer
sheets performed just like the Bounce Free I have been using for years and
at almost half the price!

My challenge to you is to start reading the labels when you shop for
everyday things and see what you can find that is made in the USA - the job
you save may be your own or your neighbors!

If you accept the challenge, pass this on to others in your address book so
we can all start buying American, one light bulb at a time! Stop buying from
overseas companies!

(We should have awakened a decade ago...... )

Let's get with the program ...... Help our fellow Americans keep their jobs
and create more jobs here in the U . S . A .!!!

I Passed this on ......... Will you ????

I'm retired so I am looking out for my kids and their kids. Together we can
help, join the fight...

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One lightbulb at a time
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From the PC Mag article:
The GE Energy Smart LED Bulb fits normal incandescent sockets, which is a nice touch for those worried about having to replace infrastructure just to harness the power of environmentally friendly lighting.

Gee, I thought that compact fluorescent bulbs (CFBs) were "green". I guess I was wrong.

I just can't wait until we hear reports of landfills contaminated with mercury from the "green" CFBs. Devil

Frankly, Bill, these LED bulbs seem to me to be the real winner in the energy efficiency versus pollution sweepstakes. Once we get the price down and once we have suppliers other than GE making them - a political value judgement on my part - they will take over the lighting market with ease.
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Can't wait for affordable LEDs to be available...

I have an LED desk lamp. It's nice, but the color is too cold (bluish). My experience with CFCs convinces me that they are crap. In many cases they burn out even faster than incandescents.

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RE: Stop buying from overseas companies!

Don't do that...they'll ask for the money you owe them.

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I'm suspicious...

Sounds like an urban legend. I happened to have a Hershey's chocolate bar and a container of Hershey's Chocolate syrup in my fridge. I checked and neither of them has "Made in Mexico" on them anywhere. It's true that Hershey's laid off some workers last year and that they have some overseas plants, but most Hershey's products are made in the USA.

I doubt that checking and only buying stuff made in America will have much if any effect on the economy or save any American jobs.

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don't forget when it comes to food...

many food companies have fought against legislation favoring mandatory labels for county of origin.

Your food could be made in the USA... or it could be made somewhere else. The ingredients may be put together in the USA, but could be farmed or manufactured in another country.

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Check it out
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They have subsidiaries around the world. That's a good thing.

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his is where Hershey's products are made...
Hershey, PA
Hershey, Pa., is where it all started more than 100 years ago, and it's still where we make our famous HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolates, HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate bars and HERSHEY?S Milk Chocolate with Almonds bars.

Reese Plant, Hershey, PA
Come inside our REESE'S factory in Hershey, Pa., and check out our world-famous REESE'S Peanut Butter Cups and KIT KAT Wafer Bars.

Lancaster, PA
Our facility in Lancaster, Pa., produces one million miles of TWIZZLERS Twists each year!

Hazleton, PA
Our Hazleton, Pa., facility produces many consumer favorites, including KIT KAT, HERSHEY?S EXTRA DARK and CADBURY bars, and our premium CACAO RESERVE BY HERSHEY'S Chocolate.

Stuarts Draft, VA
Our Virginia facility makes REESE'S WHIPPS, TAKE 5, REESE'S PIECES, and all-time favorites MOUNDS and ALMOND JOY candies.
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Robinson, IL
Our Illinois plant is home to many of the popular brands loved by consumers, including PAYDAY, HEATH, WHOPPERS and MILK DUDS candies.

Guadalajara, Mexico
Hershey has been producing high-quality chocolate, confectionery and beverages in Mexico for more than 40 years.
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more than likely

in the south west we get product from Mexico.

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Well, I wouldn't make much a fuss over chocolate

since cocoa is grown in these places and it yummy so many ways. I've never (well rarely) met a chocolate bar I didn't like. Happy

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me too
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Sorry but coconut isn't allowed in my house as it's

considered to be too cardio-toxic. Sad I'll make peppermint bark cookies at Christmas time and maybe some with M & Ms if I can keep from eating the whole bag first. Happy

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Oh! No!!!

You are deprived!!!!

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No. I'm not deprived. I'm married.

or are they one in the same. Devil

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You would be in so much trouble if she reads this!!! LOL

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So what?

Even if it that's true (which I am not at all sure of), so what?

Hershey has been making stuff there for 40 years. Better they have work down there than sneak up here, no? Prosperity in Mexico is in our interest.

I really don't think this has a thing to do with the current economic troubles.

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I'm on your side

the fabric softener I buy is made in USA.

Should I do something about that?'s cheaper than Bounce.(and I live in Canada)

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sure spend all your money

in the USA, I mean who cares what you buy? You are not an American

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I haven't spent ANY money in the USA since 1986

and then I was working there making 35% on the American Dollar when I came home to Canada to spend the money I earned.

Those were the days.

Now The loonie is almost worth an American Dollar.

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What good is fabric softener anyway?

I don't mind the snaps and sparking when I take stuff out of the dryer. Save your money.

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