Monday, July 25, 2011

Weekend Follies

So, over the weekend I took a look a few things that interest me. And since this blog covers "what interests me", I'll tell you a little about it.


First of all, I got to visit my oldest son for a little bit.  He just purchased a new I-Pod Touch.  He is able to do some fun things with it.  This gadget is dependant upon having a Wi-Fi connection.  And with that, he can post to social media sites all his pictures and video taken with the I-Pod.  He can even make and receive phone calls via the Internet.  And the I-Pod comes in several colors to choose from.

Second, I was curious of what products are still made in the U.S.A.  We know that most computer products are made abroad and namely China.  A whole lot of other things are as well i.e. made abroad in other countries and mostly in China.  But what products are made here in the U.S.A.?  I found one web site for "Made in U.S.A." products.  This site contains a long list of products we can purchase instead of other products made in other countries.

Why would we do this?  Oh, I don't know, patriotism, helping our immediate neighbors to succeed, creating our own trade embargo on Communist countries...something our "leaders" are too chicken to do.

I realize that a lot of good products are coming from other countries other than our own.  However, the U.S.A. used to be known for her innovations, entrepreneurial and capitalistic endeavours.  To choose to only be consumers of the worlds goods is to also be subject to foreign countries.  Just what if China decided to initiate a trade embargo on the U.S.A.?  What then?  Would we be able to survive or would we cower and bend to the demands of the Chinese?  And how many other nations would join China in the embargo?

Well, enough of that.  I did find several motorcycle companies that are 100% made in the U.S.A. and they are on list.  The best company is Harley Davidson.  Most all their bikes can be custom fit to most any rider.  They have at least one dealership in every state which means you can ship your bike to any state to begin your road trip anywhere you want to.  Harley Davidson is the epitome of the American Dream in that they are innovative, creative, ambitious, flexible, and made in the U.S.A.

And I want a Harley.  My dream bike is the Road Glide Ultra.  I their is a local company I plan on purchasing from.  Yes, the imports are nice, but Harley will adjust the bike to my physique and I like that.

To top my weekend off, I went to see Captain America and had steak afterwards.  This has got to be the best super hero movie yet.

So, that's it.  Buy products made in the U.S.A. and watch Captain America.  You'll feel better.  Oh, and buy Harley Davidson and experience the American Dream for yourself.

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