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  •  and telephones: in Corinth Mississippi. (41+ / 0-)

    Industrial-strength standard touchtone telephones designed to last 40 years:

    http://cortelco.com/...

    The "2500 set" dates back to the mid 1960s, and all major component assemblies are still interchangeable going all the way back to the original version.  These are typically available for $35 - $50 online depending on where you look.  Keyword search "Cortelco" +  "2500" and be sure to look for the USA tags on the product description because they also have a foreign-made "value-line" product line as well.

    Cortelco is the only US manufacturer of telephone sets.    

    Cortelco was originally "Kellogg Switchboard and Supply," which goes back to the very early days of telephony.  Their oldschool "Kellogg 1000" resembles the Western Electric 302 and today is a collector's item.  Kellogg was bought by ITT during its conglomerate phase, and then spun off as a wholly independent company when ITT downsized.  

    Note, "assembled in USA," same as for Element Electronics' TVs, means that some of the parts are sourced from foreign manufacturers.  This situation will persist until we get all of our manufacturing base back.  

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 02:55:39 AM PST

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    •  My mom grew up near Corinth. (11+ / 0-)

      My mom was born in Blackland, MS (yes, that's a real place), and grew up in nearby Booneville, 20 miles south of Corinth. I've visited Booneville my whole life, been to Corinth umpteen times.

      50 miles south of Corinth is Tupelo, near Blue Springs, where Toyota is opening their new Corolla plant.

      Memphis, home of both UPS and FedEx and thus world's busiest (I think) freight airport, is about an hour's drive from Corinth.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 06:31:48 AM PST

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      •  well now there's one more landmark... (9+ / 0-)

        .... to keep an eye open for.  

        Good to see so much business going on in the area.  

        Nice to be able to say "My car was made at a factory 50 miles away, and my telephones were made at another factory 20 miles away."  

        "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

        by G2geek on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 07:25:35 AM PST

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        •  Landmark: Elvis's birthplace. And... (2+ / 0-)
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          Elvis of course was born in Tupelo and grew up in Memphis. I heard some media talking head describe Elvis's birthplace as a "modest two-bedroom house." It's a two-room house. Front room, back room. That's it.

          The founder of MTV is also from Tupelo. (His family runs the Tupelo Daily Journal, which used to be what passes for progressive in that neck of the woods. Maybe still is.) Thus I think Tupelo can legitimately claim to have greater per-capita impact on pop music than anyplace else in the world.

          "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

          by HeyMikey on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 08:06:07 AM PST

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          •  Oh, and... (1+ / 0-)
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            David Waldman in 2010 diaried a photo from the the front page of the T.D. Journal showing a Tea Party rally. Prominently displayed was a protestor's sign: "Take back Amercia."

            No typo. At least not by me. I assume the Journal did not choose that pic at random. Here it is:
            http://www.dailykos.com/...

            "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

            by HeyMikey on Tue Jan 10, 2012 at 08:11:38 AM PST

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