Trumpwall

Jun 2013
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Earth
#1
1. Donald Trump tweeted on 28 December 2018:


2. Why wasting an astronomical sum (between $12 billion and $15 billion) to repeat something that had been done in China more than 2,300 years ago? It seems that the only Chinese thing that can fascinate Donald Trump is the Great Wall of China.

In view of his obsession in building a "big, beautiful wall" all the way across the US-Mexico border, I humorously and sarcastically coin the term "trumpwall" to mean "make tremendous progress in doing something, especially high technology" (as though breaking a wall or barrier into, up, etc). The following are examples of the use of the new term:

(a) If India succeeds in its first manned space mission “Gaganyaan” to send 3 astronauts to the space, it will trumpwall into an exclusive club of countries (Russia, the US and China) capable of independent human space travel.

(b) If China's Chang'e-4 space probe succeeds in making the first-ever soft landing on the dark side of the moon, China will trumpwall up another rank in its space programme.

(c) In the late 1970s, Pham Van Dong, who served as Prime Minister of North Vietnam from 1955 to 1976 and, following unification, as Prime Minister of Vietnam from 1976 until he retired in 1987, told a visitor that "waging a war is simple, but running a country is very difficult". It remains to be seen whether Vietnam can trumpwall into the league of developed nations in the future.

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/intern...d-three-person-crew-on-landmark-space-mission

https://www.hindustantimes.com/indi...d-3-persons/story-CiF9EYCfTIcFOhMkvMoFTO.html

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/china-set-to-launch-change-4-spacecraft-moons-far-dark-side/

https://www.sbs.com.au/news/china-probe-readies-to-land-on-the-moon

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2000/may/03/guardianobituaries

https://www.worldatlas.com/articles/how-old-is-the-great-wall-of-china.html

https://www.businessinsider.sg/how-much-border-wall-cost-2017-1/?r=US&IR=T
 
Aug 2018
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Shady Dale, Georgia
#2
Why has our car industry moved auto assembly to Mexico and China? It's simple. It is less expensive to assemble the vehicles in those countries than pay the labor costs here in the USA. The funny thing is that there are other car companies; Kia, Hyundai, Mercedes, BMW, and Honda that have taken the opposite approach. They are assembling here in the USA. My 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited has a VIN number showing that it was assembled in the USA. Yet, it parks next to a Chevrolet assembled in Mexico. Something is wrong with this picture.
 
Dec 2018
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Tempe, AZ
#3
Why has our car industry moved auto assembly to Mexico and China? It's simple. It is less expensive to assemble the vehicles in those countries than pay the labor costs here in the USA. The funny thing is that there are other car companies; Kia, Hyundai, Mercedes, BMW, and Honda that have taken the opposite approach. They are assembling here in the USA. My 2017 Hyundai Elantra Limited has a VIN number showing that it was assembled in the USA. Yet, it parks next to a Chevrolet assembled in Mexico. Something is wrong with this picture.
Our 1998 VW Jetta TDI was built in Puebla, Mexico. It was the best vehicle I ever owned! My son still uses it as a daily driver at something like 270,000 miles. Now they are built in Chattanooga.

Our '98 Jetta literally went 180,000 miles, w/o a single part needing replacement (other than routine maintenance), other than maybe a couple very minor items. 1st thing fairly major to go after 7 years and all those miles, was the A/C compressor. Most everything else is still ORIGINAL, like starter, alternator, injector pump, turbo, power steering pump, radiator, ECU, etc. :cool:
 
Aug 2018
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Shady Dale, Georgia
#4
Our 1998 VW Jetta TDI was built in Puebla, Mexico. It was the best vehicle I ever owned! My son still uses it as a daily driver at something like 270,000 miles. Now they are built in Chattanooga.

Our '98 Jetta literally went 180,000 miles, w/o a single part needing replacement (other than routine maintenance), other than maybe a couple very minor items. 1st thing fairly major to go after 7 years and all those miles, was the A/C compressor. Most everything else is still ORIGINAL, like starter, alternator, injector pump, turbo, power steering pump, radiator, ECU, etc. :cool:
I'm not saying that Mexican labor isn't good, what I am saying is that it is a shame that US automakers have decided to exploit the cheaper labor of Mexico at the determent of the US automakers.
 
Oct 2012
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#5
I used to be very pro-American made and still am in a lot of ways.
however, I'd rather have an item made by a poor Mexican (or Russian) than an entitled leftist hate zombie millennial whose worth is artificially inflated by a socialist union....in the US.

gasp!
 
Jul 2009
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Opa Locka
#6
So you willing exploit slave labor and think Americans demanding fair payment for their labor are hate zombies...
 
Oct 2012
2,149
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NC
#8
So you willing exploit slave labor and think Americans demanding fair payment for their labor are hate zombies...

no not slave labor.

its more related to having enemies within our borders and they are not as frequently GS-13 or Islamic terrorists as they are leftists (no offense) who hate the country they are sucking dry.

unions are largely the same. Like a virus or parasite, they blindly kill the host they are feeding.

I'd just rather not support a virus or parasite if I can help it. Sometimes you can't help it though.
 
Aug 2018
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Shady Dale, Georgia
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Socialism is great until you run out of other people’s money. The unions demanded more and more from employers. Then it reached a point where some companies built their assembly plants in non-union areas of the country. Then they sent some assembly to other countries that have lower wages. The real hard cases were the public sector unions and the cities that could no longer afford those pensions. They went bankrupt.


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Dec 2018
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Tempe, AZ
#10
Socialism is great until you run out of other people’s money. The unions demanded more and more from employers. Then it reached a point where some companies built their assembly plants in non-union areas of the country. Then they sent some assembly to other countries that have lower wages. The real hard cases were the public sector unions and the cities that could no longer afford those pensions. They went bankrupt.


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Indeed!!!
 
Jul 2009
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Opa Locka
#11
Socialism is great until you run out of other people’s money. The unions demanded more and more from employers. Then it reached a point where some companies built their assembly plants in non-union areas of the country. Then they sent some assembly to other countries that have lower wages. The real hard cases were the public sector unions and the cities that could no longer afford those pensions. They went bankrupt.


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See the the thing, socialism doesn't want other people's money, they want the people doing the work to keep the fruits of their labor. Capitalism is motivated by greed. If a company did better than break even, kept a sliver of profits to pay back investors and fund expansion and gave the rest to the workforce (in proportion to their role in making those profits) that company would be no less financially viable than a company that pays it's workforce slave wages and gives the rest to high roller shareholders and execs. When I see someone complained about unions demanding too much pay and killing companies, I shake my head at the blindness. What's really happening in that situation is that some fat cat CEO refused to take a reduction in pay from 10k% of their entry level workers and killed the company with their greed, naturally bailing out with a golden parachute so as to not suffer the consequences. Sears is a case in point, it wasn't unions that killed them and it wasn't a bad economy either. It was greedy execs taking more and more without a care for the fiscal health of the company or employee moral.
 
Dec 2018
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Tempe, AZ
#12
See the the thing, socialism doesn't want other people's money, they want the people doing the work to keep the fruits of their labor.
LOL! Those are the talking points of the con job to sucker the masses into go for those failed (time after time) ideals. IT JUST DOESN'T WORK!

100% of the time, history has proven that ABSOLUTE POWER CORRUPTS ABSOLUTELY.

Freedom is the only thing that actually works.