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I am glad you mentioned that. Microsoft has a similar set up in China. Strange how we always go after the clothing and shoe industry when workers are subjected to slave labor conditions. No one seems to care, at least I have not heard of any backlash from any organization that calls for a boycott of Apple and Microsoft products. Is it possible that there is double standard concerning issues of slave-like working conditions and pay whereas the product dictates the outcry of the American public? Thanks for your comment Mike.
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If it is your land, you should have the right to say who can have access to it. In the case of a pipeline, it would be intrusive and on your property indefinitely. If there is a broken pipeline, the aftermath, the destruction of the environment, and your property will never be the same. The responsible party will tie up all effort to clean up and restore the affected areas, e.g., BP and Exxon. in the courts for years. your land may be destroyed and will not be suitable for farming, grazing or living. Other implications are the smell, pollution of the water tables, and surface water, and the destruction of animal habits and wildlife.
@Mike, I see you have been there too. My wife is the one that when we go after the big items, she has gone through consumer report, all info on the internet. If I felt like I had a phd, she, with out a doubt is the "professor". Knowing something about what you want to purchase shocks most a sales people, because there are not too many of us. When it comes to technology, I have a daughter who has a double major, electrical engineering and computer engineernig. My other daughter is so advanced on technology that when we look for new technology, sometimes we are so far advanced that the salesperson feels intimidated.
@vet43. I can relate to what you are saying very well. There were some cars that I love and wanted to keep, but they had depreciated so much the longer I hung on to them the less trade-in I was sure to get. Sometimes just as your ring story, friends or family can contribute in their own way and really help someone out. I am always at loss to say how grateful I am, but in most cases a sincere "thank you" is all they want to hear. They are helping you out because they want to not because they want something in return.
Pat, and it is always on the big items that you replace every once in a blue moon. After 7-10 years have elapsed, I have difficult time adjusting to the current prices which just seem over the top. My first attempt is to shop locally, but most local owners cannot compete with the big "box" stores.and their price are usually higher. Buying a car and a house are the two biggest headaches I have ever experienced. But I did get an excellent price on a new truck since I have a friend who is a regional v..p. for an international car company. Thanks for your comments and I hope you learned something from my experience. Surely, you can relate to it.
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Use the money he will spend in S. Carolina towards a good cause in Texas. I would venture to say that his political career is all but over.