Friday, July 2, 2010

One Light Bulb at a Time

I got this from my sister Debby and this follows systems theory- Little changes today will lead to big changes tomorrow:

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 - 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 now made in Mexico . I have switched to

You have to read the labels on everything . . .

This past weekend I was at Kroger. I needed 60 Watt light bulbs and dryer
sheets. I was in the light bulb aisle, and right next to the GE brand that I normally buy was an off-brand labeled, "Everyday Value". I picked up both brands 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 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!

So throw out the myth that you cannot find products you use every day that are made right here. 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! (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?


Anonymous said...

Isn't there a company or town in Asia called USA or U.S.A. or something. I think they named it that way so they could manufacture goods and stamp them Made in the USA. You have to be careful that USA really means USA I guess.

This is what snopes has on it:

rocketsciencesense said...

Yes, I actually was talking with my sister yesterday in Target and I mentioned that.

Anonymous said...

Sounds good, but, like just about all chain-emails, it isn't accurate.

I just happen to have a selection of Kroger "Everyday Value" lightbulbs on hand: 60W, 75W and 100W. They are all marked "Made in Mexico" rather than USA.

That's the only claim in the email that I checked, but I'll bet that much of the rest of the email is equally inaccurate.

I recommend that you never forward chain emails, at least not without first verifying their accuracy. They are nearly always either partially or completely false.


rocketsciencesense said...

thanks for the comment Dave.

1) first, while I agree with you on not spreading false information before verifying it- the intent is to consider the country of origin and give preference to product made in America.

2) I use to verify chain emails.

3) Actually, we should consider any money we spend. check out I am not sure how to change our system, but too much of our value is based on buying crap.

4) Only the Sith speak in absolutes.

thanks for reading.