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Not possible, well not unless you just buy food for a year.  Watch the talapia though, as it's all Chinese as well.  Stoped eating it the minute I found out.

All of it is from China?   Really?

Some is being farm raised in Mississippi and Arkansas. I just don't eat the crap.

Chuck

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we will have only ourselves and the corporate world to blame.

Uhh, when you get down to it, about one and the same, but it makes people feel good to not think of themselves as connected to the evil corporations. Those bastards, trying to make money so their stock will go up and they can make more money, and hiring people and stuff. Just p!sses me off.

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I agree that it's probably not possible, even with the food. That's the fix we've let ourselves get into, all in the interest of making money...when China/Thailand/Taiwan/ whatever takes over the world, we will have only ourselves and the corporate world to blame.

Even if you're in a seaside restaurant in one of America's better known seafood states, like Florida, Maryland, etc., you're probably eating Asian seafood. Found that out with oysters in Maryland.

Yucch.

It should be easy to buy american all year if we're only talking food.  Stay out of restaurants, raise & can your own veggies, buy all meat products from a local farmer, buy and can fruit from local farms, easy.

Clothing or electronics...no chance.

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Almost Heaven GSP's

It's not impossible per se(taking electronics into account here), but it is so much easier for AMERICANS to say it is impossible, so they can justify not bothering to look at the labels. I do agree that probably no product is 100%, but if the label says "Made In U.S.A.", then it qualifies.

I personally look at ALL LABELS and if I can find the "Made In U.S.A." label, then that is what I'll buy, even if it cost a bit more. The job I save may be my own.

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You would have to be flexible about petroleum products. Or cut them out, which isn't likely for most people. Some other products would be hard to tell where all that goes into them came from. If you go with where was this made, grown or raised and as far as you can determine all ingredients or components are from the USA, yes you could do it. If you could get what you want and be able to afford it would be the question. If your pockets are deep and your not to picky about selection, probably not to big a problem. Those two things don't usually go together though.

A few questions that the question brings to mind though. What if the rest of the world used that criteria about buying from us? Are people in the rest of the world not supposed to make a living? If buying only American made is so important, why can't I find what I want at an affordable price? I have my opinions, but this isn't the place for a socio-economic discussion.

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But I've become very particular about any seafood I buy. A lot comes from China, Thailand,etc. and they don't give a damn about sanitary conditions.

+1

Be particularly careful of your lump crab meat.

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BTW, I've almost totally given up scotch for good bourbon, and haven't bought a 6 pack of Guinness for at least 3 or 4 months.

Bring any left over Scotch along next month, hate to see it wasted :<img src=:'>

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Take a look at the label in your hunting clothing. I'd wager to say that most of it comes from somewhere else other then the U.S. I just completed a mystery shop of a major sporting goods store.  I noted that most likely the majority of hunters today are current, ex, or retired military and are having to buy clothing from countries that have at one time or another posed a threat to the U.S. We'll have to do this until we start punishing companies for leaving the U.S. instead of rewarding them! One more question along these lines: How many of you use the self service lines at grocery stores etc? Those lines cost jobs!

Ken  :blues: Bluegrass

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I don't think anyone could do this unless they live in isolation in the woods somewhere and grow their own food etc.

Yrs ago my wife and I were shopping for a new car.  She wanted to buy "American".  So I said no problem. There were a few different models from the different American companies that were being considered.

Well the one she picked out from an American company was put together here. But, had a turbo from Japan, electircal parts from Mexico and something from Canada.

So where was the American car I asked her.

Point is that we are WAAAAAAAYYYYYYY to overdependant on other countries for everything.  

You couldn't do it for a year.

Gas for car, oil for heating, most of any clothes, vehicles if you are buying one in that year,  even some food which you probably could cut out.

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I have become anal about not buying Chinese merchandise.  Not anything personal against the individual citizen just to put my dollars elsewhere.  I treasure my American made hunting clothes as much as I do my American made guns and knives and just recently bought a nice trout vest at a garage sale just because it was "made in the USA".  God knows I didn't need it but what a cool gift or something...

I would be up for this challenge but I suspect it would be batteries or something that would blow it.  Maybe a pen or pencil.  Still I will give it my best effort just as I have for a number of years.

It kinda sucks to have spent years in the defense of your country, watch others die in defense of it, and watch it circle the drain over video games and big screen TVs.  I probably will never "get it".

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Four pack pints? No, mostly microbrews. I will admit to some Guinness on tap and an occasional Samuel Smith Imperial Stout but I truely have not purchase any bottles of Guinness in the past few months. I have been polite enough to drink what friends brought to the house.

Good catch on the "almost." I am but a mere mortal.

Scotch next month? Anything else would be uncivilized, don't you think?

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Four pack pints? No, mostly microbrews. I will admit to some Guinness on tap and an occasional Samuel Smith Imperial Stout but I truely have not purchase any bottles of Guinness in the past few months. I have been polite enough to drink what friends brought to the house.

Good catch on the "almost." I am but a mere mortal.

Scotch next month? Anything else would be uncivilized, don't you think?

Slàinte!

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Chinese competition is formidable but India is the up-and-comer.   Wonder what annual regulatory cost per unit of production is for Mahindra, vice John Deere (for US content).
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