...I'm still waiting. Socialists prey on the naive and jealous. It isn't even real government. The functions of government are to write and enforce laws and to provide for peaceful succession. Socialism says nothing about how these basic functions should work. Socialism says only that the rich and powerful guys have to give their riches and power to everybody else. Even then, socialism doesn't define process for this social engineering. Invariably socialist nations merely do what China does, transfer wealth and power to a new ruling class, the "party". Thereby socialism becomes the new feudalism where people are ruled by a different set of despots, and not by democratically chosen laws. Your socialist crap seems so compassionate, Americans who want to keep their jobs are discriminating against foreigners of another race (????). But the Chinese are buying NO products made by workers from ANY other country. The Chinese government is keeping their slaves in a position where they CAN'T buy American products, or anybody else's. Where's the reciprocity? Where are the screams that the Chinese government is "racist", or "bashing" of other people? Where is your compassion for people of another race from YOURS being forced to work for slave wages? I guess it's more convenient to rag on your friends and neighbors, Dixie Chick.
China chooses its "poverty level", and the U.S. chooses its "poverty level". You can't compare the two. They are at vastly different levels. Also at vastly different levels are average wages. If you can compare buying power in say, gold, please do so. Fact is, I saw it in a John Stossels report on the effects of freedom. The report went all over the world comparing average citizen income. Stossels found a direct correlation between freedom and personal wealth. Thinking the correlation could be coincidentalo to some other factor, Stossels examined other possible connections, like democracy, natural resources, and cultural longevity. No other correlation exists. Freedom is the answer, freedom to exploit other people, and freedom to be exploited. A rising tide floats all boats.
"I'm not bashing the Chinese people, and I challenge you to quote where I did." - (Noodle -- Wednesday, 30 April 2003, at 9:42 a.m.) Quote, "You lose your shaping job to a $2-per-day Chinaman" - (Noodle -- Sunday, 27 April 2003, at 8:43 p.m.)
And what's un-factual about that?
You loose to a China man, you loose to Rusty, you loose...dude, if you don't shape and galss your own board you loose. Life is a jungle and that is it. Americans are very inovative, Japan and China and Brazil can copy very well....... A board made in America isn't better, but neither is one from China..... Before you bitch, (and I doo to sometimes) look at how many products you buy are from over seas....so why the big deal over surfboards!!!! I think the sole has been long gone from surfing. I liked the days of mom sewing up some board shorts, wereing clothes that didn't have to have a brand name. The industry became soleless way before the 80's but that was a very crucial point. People had to look cool wearing bran name sun glasses, plastering there boards with logos, wearing bright wetsuits that said (see me?)..It is a joke---mid western moms wearing Rusty t-shirts, Rusty making fun of kooks, yet laughing all the way to the bank. groms kissing his as while Joey Burran is preaching the word when he could be making lots of money in the industry.... Who's got soul, anymore...few left....MR., Burran, Skip Frye, Joe Roper, and a handlefull of other San Diegan's and Snata Cruzers....but it is in the handfulls....oh and some Hawaiians.......but there are a lot more people willing to choke you and punch your lights out for...for a wave......... The best thing that happened to surfing lately is that more female have gotten into the sport...thank god, cause there is too much testotorone in the water...
Noodle, Noodle, Noodle... I commiserate with you man, I really do. Whenever someone like you brings up phrases like "losing jobs to overseas" or "the way things used to be", I know what they really mean. They mean the good ole days when anyone who wasn't white responded to ya with "Yes Sir, Yes Sir", when the Confederate flag flew proudly, and all them colored folks sat at the back of the bus. Hey, back then nigger, chink, spic were all acceptable terms and were used in polite society to refer to the others. Well, it ain't like that no more. And, I could see how you aren't too happy about it. Yeah, back in the good ole days, nobody gave a rats ass about slave labor, or human rights, or the ills of socialism as long as you got yours. Who cares if some gook in a third world country got a bowl of rice for a day's work as long as you could surf Palos Verdes. Now that some ching chong chinaman makes surfboards, and people in the USA are buying them, holy smokes - you got competition. We better cure all them "evil" traders before they make that gook earn that second bowl of rice with all those boards they are churning out. Wooooweee, the surf "industry" is going to hell. You all make me sick.
And where do you get any of that? Again, ascribing quotes, pulling intentions from... lala! I wouldn't assume or assign any poster's intentions, but I've discovered one thing in this thread. You're a freaking nutcase.
Please ignore posts by this individual, he is not showing any respect to the Chinese-Americans who read this forum. How dare he continually mock us by using a racist pseudonym like "Noodle"!
Your assumptions attract a little criticism and you flail away with insults. Asshole , eat a fat one , and freaking nut case. As I see it , they can easily be directed at you. Your use of absolutes with "everybody" and "Always" don't go very far with your political views. If you spoke like that to someone's face they would lay you out like a punk.