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[–] M346 0 points 23 points (+23|-0) ago 

The cast iron weights at sports authority say made in China. How the fuck is it cheaper for a cast iron weight to be made in China and shipped here. Clearly there's a problem.

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[–] Apathy 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

If you think that's worrying, I would stop buying processed chicken in the US. Since a couple of years ago, it's been deemed "cheaper" to ship dead chickens to China, process them over there, and then ship them back. Of course that's the official story. My guess is that Chicken from the US is bought at a premium by rich Chinese, while they ship us back 2-3x the amount back in shitty Chinese chickens (because who in their right mind would buy food from China?) and we end up getting fucked.

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[–] SonOfRobin 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I bet Walmart does this. The chicken I get always says "Colorado Proud" which is suppose to mean raised in Colorado. But I don't buy it from Walmart or frozen. Any reference on your statement? I really want to know.

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[–] MrPim 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

The 8yr old Chinese kid only wants a nickle a day. Plus you can just dump any waste in the local river, saving you all those pesky environmental costs. All of that adds up pretty quick when you scale it.

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[–] Fragnostus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Globalist "environmentalist" is an oxymoron. A real environmentalist is a nationalist. (doesn't mean you don't care about nature in other places, but that you realize that the only nature you are responsible for is that of your nation, and area, and that if every region, and every nation takes care of their own, then environmentalism will really work).

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[–] jhaluska 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Shipping by sea for non perishable goods is incredibly cheap. Planet money did an breakdown on the cost to ship one of their shirts. The cargo shipping was only 10 cents a shirt.