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This was posted over at a sparkie board. I know Ed saw it but I think it might be of interest to the rest of you.

New Study Finds Imported Networking Cable Poses Potential Fire Hazard

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Saw it? I was a victim of that about three years ago. The supplier made good on replacing the cable and offsetting labor costs through future discounts, but I tend to think that I was lucky.


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I think you were lucky too. I don't think most "no-name" cable sellers will do much more than replace what they sold you with more crap.

Now I know what happens to that scrap wire I have been selling to the scrap yard that goes to China.

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Goodness, that is scary.

I know there are cracks in every system, but how does something like that get by?


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It would have been nice if they listed the manufacturers. I only use name brand stuff. The cost difference isn't worth it.


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all nine samples were sold under brand names that would largely be considered “unknown” to U.S. customers..

Sounds like the well established brands are the ones to go with.


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"but how does something like that get by?"

It's the race to the bottom. How little can you charge for something? Even if a product is made by convict slave labor children, it's still got to cost something to make, package and ship 7,000 miles.

If you ignore all safety and environmental standards too, then you can really bring the price down.

And if you eliminate all governmental regulations, or even if you don't eliminate them, if you emasculate them by removing anybody who might ever be able to test or check them or see if the product being brought into this country meets current standards - well then, that's how it happens.

We need to bring back manufacturing jobs to this country. We need to put Americans back to work, making quality products. We need to remove tax subsidies to companies that offshore jobs. But most of all we have to stop complaining about cheap foreign imports while we run to stock up on them at Wal-mart and we need to make "Buy American" something that people believe in again and actually follow.

And if we do all these things we'll start to see our economy and our country return to the place in the world where they should be.

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But most of all we have to stop complaining about cheap foreign imports while we run to stock up on them at Wal-mart and we need to make "Buy American" something that people believe in again and actually follow.

I agree with you 1000% BUT when was the last time you even saw something that was made in this country? You buy from American manufacturers but when you look at the label EVERYTHING is made in friggin China. That's the crap that has to stop!

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Thank you, Sam.....a man after my heart. :thumb:


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If our Govt.would tax American companys going off shore higher; and then lower taxes for companys manf. here and also employing Americans we would all be be.tter off

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