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No Shoes for American feet...and the coming collapse...

 
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I miss La Crosse boots, which closed shop at about that time.
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Yes!...as did hundreds of other iconic American shoe and boot makers.
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Who needs expensive shoes when you can get a pair of generic crocs for 5 bucks that ain’t a problem, next
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retards2
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Who needs expensive shoes when you can get a pair of generic crocs for 5 bucks that ain’t a problem, next
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retards2
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LOL. Perfect.
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Re: No Shoes for American feet...and the coming collapse...
Post industrial America is already importing military hardware and parts from its enemies. What could possibly go wrong, there? Hmmm?
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Re: No Shoes for American feet...and the coming collapse...
The 90's, post collapse of the USSR, was the sell-out phase.

That what followed by the looting phase (Hillary, Romney, most politicians, MIC/SIC taxes with their "war on terror" and endless "stupid politician wars", Big Medicine/Pharma/Insurance, college administrators, etc.).

When there's no more to loot, they'll start the close-out phase.
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For the country that runs the world currency it is always "cheaper" to buy from others than make goods themselves.

Rome imported wine from North Africa even though wine grows well in Italy .. but it was simply cheaper to pay with (more and more devalued coins containing less and less gold) than run a vineyard in Italy.

And the jobless workers got free gibs and games ... did not last forever though.
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Are there any 100% American shoe companies left?
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New Balance...maybe?

Is Red Wing still making boots in MN?

My state used to have about 600 shoe factories...now ZERO.
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My NB's that have a manufactured date of August of 2018 were made in Indonesia.
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yep.

and People who work in sweat shops/human factories, for practically nothing, in any kind of comparison, would think you are loopy reminiscing such a thing...
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This is an example of ignorance and snobbery, looking down your nose at work and operations you know nothing about. American factory jobs were good jobs, people raised families on those wages and the work was worthwhile and meaningful.

I am so sick of this prejudice against production work, acting like the only real jobs worth doing are tech jobs, and anyone who doesn't sit at a desk all day is some kind of subhuman.

Just admit you don't know where anything you're wearing came from or who made it or the first thing about how it's made. And it's truly wrong to assume that every manufactured product was made by people who are mistreated and exploited. That's just ignorant and disrespectful.
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THIS ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ X 100,000,000,000,000!!!!
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Thank you! The prejudice against production work has got to go! It's appalling! It's actually very revealing when people admit straight out that they think work like that is demeaning and beneath them and that only people they look down on should engage in it - pretty racist if you ask me, and "don't get me started".
"Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus. " (1 Thessalonians 5.18)

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

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Re: No Shoes for American feet...and the coming collapse...
The 90's, post collapse of the USSR, was the sell-out phase.

That what followed by the looting phase (Hillary, Romney, most politicians, MIC/SIC taxes with their "war on terror" and endless "stupid politician wars", Big Medicine/Pharma/Insurance, college administrators, etc.).

When there's no more to loot, they'll start the close-out phase.
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Very insightful. Thanks.

I agree.
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Are there any 100% American shoe companies left?
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New Balance...maybe?

Is Red Wing still making boots in MN?

My state used to have about 600 shoe factories...now ZERO.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77140800



My NB's that have a manufactured date of August of 2018 were made in Indonesia.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77343163


They still had a plant in Lawrence MA, and a returns/repairs facility in Norridgewock, ME, last I knew...but that was many years ago now...
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Offshoring jobs was the most racist move by the ruling class since African slavery... Moving all the factories to the least diverse country on earth... China... A billion Han Chinese. It won't be diverse 1000 years from now.
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Re: No Shoes for American feet...and the coming collapse...
For the country that runs the world currency it is always "cheaper" to buy from others than make goods themselves.

Rome imported wine from North Africa even though wine grows well in Italy .. but it was simply cheaper to pay with (more and more devalued coins containing less and less gold) than run a vineyard in Italy.

And the jobless workers got free gibs and games ... did not last forever though.
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Yea..the bread & circus stage is definitely nearing the end. The barbarians are at the gates (and inside the walls.) That's for sure.
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Offshoring jobs was the most racist move by the ruling class since African slavery... Moving all the factories to the least diverse country on earth... China... A billion Han Chinese. It won't be diverse 1000 years from now.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76281250


Personally, I think it was more about leveling the wealth of nations, and racing to the lowest common denominator, so that the 1% of the 1% could/would rule over all the rest of we peasants on the global plantation, with nowhere to run or hide.

The chase to take down Virginia gun owners is the obvious next step in this process. America must be disarmed before the global government can be fully declared and ruthlessly implemented.
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Re: No Shoes for American feet...and the coming collapse...
You know what sector has managed to keep a hold of many USA manufacturing jobs?..... UNIONS!

So many talk out of both sides of their mouth... they hate unions, yet cry about the manufacturing exodus

Unions seem to be the only why to battle corporate greed.
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Re: No Shoes for American feet...and the coming collapse...
Also TOWELS, cannot find any decent towels. The towels they make these days cannot take soap without the soap fading the color so after a few uses you have a towel that looks like a mess.
Meanwhile I still have some Cannon Jacquard high low cut pile pink towels from the 1960’s that my mother bought. They can have soap put on them and not fade, and they have been in use in our house for longer than I care to admit. They still look great!
So where are the towels like that? I have been trying one brand after another and they all fade or unravel in no time.
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Also TOWELS, cannot find any decent towels. The towels they make these days cannot take soap without the soap fading the color so after a few uses you have a towel that looks like a mess.
Meanwhile I still have some Cannon Jacquard high low cut pile pink towels from the 1960’s that my mother bought. They can have soap put on them and not fade, and they have been in use in our house for longer than I care to admit. They still look great!
So where are the towels like that? I have been trying one brand after another and they all fade or unravel in no time.
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It's called "planned obsolescence."

Companies make products with PRE-PLANNED FAILURE LIMITS/TIMES, even, sometimes, if building in the guaranteed failure is MORE expensive than using a quality component that would last and last.

IMHO, "planned obsolescence" is criminal and should be outlawed and severely fined whenever discovered.
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Re: No Shoes for American feet...and the coming collapse...
You know what sector has managed to keep a hold of many USA manufacturing jobs?..... UNIONS!

So many talk out of both sides of their mouth... they hate unions, yet cry about the manufacturing exodus

Unions seem to be the only why to battle corporate greed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 72376134


Sadly, many unions were taken over by active (secret) Communists (and Communist fronts) from the 1930s on, and they did little-or-nothing to prevent the mass exodus of American manufacturing jobs, on orders from Moscow and the Comintern.

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i will tan the skins of my transgressors after the revolution

and make 1000 pairs of boots

dyed brown with their oils and innards
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Well said Op, being in the plumbing and electrical fields parts now last a quarter of the time, if not at all.


Going to be a reckoning of which has never been seen before. And sure cold feet perse will not help
sideways
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Well said Op, being in the plumbing and electrical fields parts now last a quarter of the time, if not at all.


Going to be a reckoning of which has never been seen before. And sure cold feet perse will not help
sideways
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Amen. Maybe not in our lifetimes, but there definitely is a ledger...
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A lot of shoes are made in the U.S. New Balance is just one example
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Those with skills will have a lot better chance when TSHTF.
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Levin Strauss had a strict policy of selling outside the US for a long time. For the same reason of keeping industry inside America.

Good thread OP.
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Are there any 100% American shoe companies left?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77996959


New Balance...maybe?

Is Red Wing still making boots in MN?

My state used to have about 600 shoe factories...now ZERO.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77140800



My NB's that have a manufactured date of August of 2018 were made in Indonesia.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77343163


They still had a plant in Lawrence MA, and a returns/repairs facility in Norridgewock, ME, last I knew...but that was many years ago now...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77140800


ROCKY still makes for the US military but outsources many of it's ciilian lines to China.
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A lot of shoes are made in the U.S. New Balance is just one example
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NO... A "lot" are NOT. Certainly nowhere near enough to shoe the populace when the container ships stop coming.
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Levin Strauss had a strict policy of selling outside the US for a long time. For the same reason of keeping industry inside America.

Good thread OP.
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Thanks.
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New Balance...maybe?

Is Red Wing still making boots in MN?

My state used to have about 600 shoe factories...now ZERO.
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My NB's that have a manufactured date of August of 2018 were made in Indonesia.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77343163


They still had a plant in Lawrence MA, and a returns/repairs facility in Norridgewock, ME, last I knew...but that was many years ago now...
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 77140800


ROCKY still makes for the US military but outsources many of it's ciilian lines to China.
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"Rocky" as in Rockport?...or...?
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