Is this robot really going to help bring jobs back into the US? If you think about it, Baxter is the equivalent of one Chinese laborer. I’m guessing one Baxter would be priced at around 25 to 30k. When all the technology has matured and you factor in the company recouping all the money spent on R&D….you may hit 10 to 15k…then throw in maintenance costs and a possible yearly support contract. Technology has always been America’s strong suit and I can totally see us competing with a robot as part of the formula.
But you always have to consider the greed factor. You get some overpaid tight ass CEO who thinks he can squeeze a few more rubles into his bonus check by putting Baxters all over his production floor. This hits the Wall Street Journal and it’s game over….kiss your US Manufacturing renaissance goodbye. Then it’s time to kick Baxter off a bridge.
For the past decade Cadillac has done a complete 180 and has managed to put itself back in the conversation when you speak of the best luxury car brands on the planet. One of their most successful and acclaimed models has been the CTS-V.
At 556 horsepower right from the factory this is the fastest 4 door car on the planet. American muscle at it’s finest my friends. But this is America….and we love horsepower so much we couldn’t help ourselves….we needed to know what this little monster could really do. So along comes a company called Hennessey Performance out of Texas….and they decide to give the CTS-V a shot of steroids. They make a 600, 650, 700, 800 and….wait for it….
the CTS-V1000 twin turbo —- at 1000 horsepower —- This is the Barry Bonds of Cadillacs.
Shark Tank has to be one of my favorite shows. Every time I watch, I learn a little something about the dynamics of business. But this weekend was by far one of the best episodes ever. Why? Because each one of the sharks showed their true colors. They couldn’t bring themselves to invest in Invis-a-rack, a small company whose owner, Donny McCall, insisted on keeping all his operations in USA to help employ the people of his town. The rack system he makes for pickup trucks is truly genius. They all asked Donny to consider moving production off shore to “compete”. This is actually shark lingo for I can put way more money in my pocket by building it in China.
There was money to be made here at a 100K for a 10% stake in the company but every shark did not want to invest in American workers at a smaller margin and a longer term. I say b*llshit!! This quick kill mentality is exactly what is rotting our economy. People do want a quality product even if it costs a few bucks more.
I was a little surprised that Robert Herjavec didn’t take the leap of faith after this emotional rant.
I say screw them….Invis-a-rack is a great product. The company can make it and I’m going to do my part to put the word out for them. I want Donny and his town to flourish.
Being a history buff of sorts…I always thought it was cool to have been born within one of the original 13 colonies. So… a while back I decided to create my own line of T-Shirts based on the colonies. Check them out here : http://www.cafepress.com/theoriginalxiii
With ereaders, pads and tablets being the primary tech gift this Christmas….you need a way to protect them. I ended up buying 2 this year and wanted an American made case to protect them. Not only does the DodoCase offer a great armor for your gadget….but it also perfectly disguises it. These bad Larry’s are hand made out in San Francisco by an actual book binder…..hence the perfect disguise.
Whether you want protection or a way to keep some trashbag from stealing your investment (they typically hate books). The American made DodoCase is the way to go. This is one well crafted product!
Just installed another one of these remote starters last night. When I hit the start button for the first time, not only did it start, but little American flag rolled out of the vent and the stereo played the Star Spangled Banner…. I cried a bit….just sayin.
Bulldog Security makes their components in the USA and is DotRat approved!!
Bet you thought they are all made in Asia. This is a very popular gift for Christmas and Bulldog Security of Ohio makes one hell of a remote starter. I have used a Bulldog in 2 vehicles and never had an issue….but if I did they carry a lifetime warranty. They sell DIY kits if your tech savy or simply tell your installer you want a Bulldog used for the install. Bulldog also lets you find installers through their website using the installcard program.
Bulldog Security is Made in the USA and DotRat approved!!