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Old 03-11-2020, 12:21 PM
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As an elder Corvette owner & "statesmen" I have modified our business practices. We will only ship once or twice a week to minimize contact with common carriers - i.e. USPS, FedEx. And knowing what other vendors are the big importers of China Corvette repro's; we will avoid ordering their USA products to avoid contact. Business will suffer. However, after 40+ years I have been frugal & never over extended my funds. No giant overhead. No loans. No mortgages. If you cannot pay off - don't purchase. We will weather this.

Corvette owners tend to think they are well off. My experience is that many are blue collar owners & I think they will be hurt by the virus. Personally I think China let this get out of their lab in Wuhan. Accidental or Intentional ??? The Chinese economy has been in the toilet - and the USA was going full blast on all cylinders. Now those SOB's, China, Russia & Iran are blaming the USA. Remember Mao & Stalin killed 50+ million of their own citizens - so what did they care about if "outsiders" are sickened.

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To the best of my ability - I will never purchase Chinese products again. Iím not referring to Corvette parts, since I already avoid that junk. Thatís where a tremendous amount of crappy Corvette repro parts originate. I donít call them repros Ė rather they are re-poop. Thatís where all those cheesy junk accessories come from also. You can email me & Iíll reveal the big ones Ė rather than have Marc exposed to the wrath of someone.

Iím talking about every day items. Last week I picked up a plastic flower pot with soil & seedlings on my deck. It was smaller than gallon of milk. A huge chunk of plastic, broke off in my hand. Flower pots are by nature exposed to the Sun. This Chinese crap is not made to last 2 seasons. Yea Iím a gardener too.

On my way home from my warehouse, often I would stop at one of those ubiquitous Chinese strip mall restaurants for a Shrimp roll to tide me over till dinner. Never again. I will not support anything that has to do with the Chinese. It always amazed me, all their employees speak fluent Chinese, and I wonder how many were US citizens. Have you ever seen a White, Black, Hispanic, etc working in a Chinese restaurant.

We have been closed since March 17 and I donít miss the money or need it to live. Rather kind of enjoy the freedom. Unfortunately many are suffering & dying world wide. Although some may think me extravagant, Iím very frugal & my last major expenses was 1995. If I could not pay cash, I donít buy it. Perhaps you ought to consider your purchases of certain products. I have nothing against other nationalities and would love to have a 300SL gullwing or a 458 Ferrari, but you will never see a Chinese car in my garage.

Thank slick willie Clinton for getting china into the world trade organization. After that & nafta, remember Ross Perot (RIP) saying that ďgreat sucking sound you hearĒ Ė those are the jobs leaving Ė along with the 60,000 manufacturing factories that closed.

Itís Sunny today, Iím going back to gardening.
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Ross Perot. Turns out almost 30 years later, he knew what he was talking about. Remember his charts? Remember some of his sayings? Referring to Bill Clinton: "He's so slick his socks won't stay up". And who could forget: "All hat no cattle".
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Hong Kong (H1Ni) Flu Ė where did it come from ?
MERS Flu Ė where did it come from ?
Swine Flu Ė where did it come from ?
SARS Flu Ė where did it come from ?
Corona Flu - where did it come from ?

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FDR FIRST INAUGURAL SPEECH:
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So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is...fear itself ó nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and of vigor has met with that understanding and support of the people themselves which is essential to victory. And I am convinced that you will again give that support to leadership in these critical days.
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Our tactical retreat in response to coronavirus was never meant to be a perpetual retreat. We always intended to go back on offense, and itís time to do that now.‬ ‪We can battle the pandemic alongside an open economy. ‬
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