April 12, 2009

Thank you (again) China! Please send us more toxic drywall! And maybe some asbestos, and then can we have more poisonous toys?

And thank you CPSC investigators and American health and safety regulators!!!

(Oh, wait, we don't have those anymore)

I'm tellin' you folks, there's one simple solution.

Tear the crap boxes down.

We didn't need them. We don't want them. And they're a stain on the landscape of America.





20 comments:

will shill for coin said...

> The smell could be disagreeable, but not dangerous.

That line takes the cake.

Anonymous said...

"..due to a shortage of American- made dry wall"....yeah, right. More like due to the ability to buy CHEAPER product from China. It's all about the money, of course. The builders will definitely cut costs and compromise standards if not regulated by a watch dog agency. Hello, America, no one is looking out for you poor bastards!

Anonymous said...

Toxic Mortgages, Toxic Homes.

Great.

Anonymous said...

Demand thatyour Country start producing productsaain and give jobs to Americans . Did anybody think that the crap from China was going to even be worth the cheaper price . They are poisoning us slow but sure .

I bought some Chrisms stuff from China and put it in a box in the attic. When I took it out the next year it smelled like poison .

America ,take back your Country .

MsNJ said...

I heard this story last week... this all seems like there are some lawyers getting ready and sharpening their knives to get some money out of the Chinese... guess that's one way to make money on real estate these days..

Tyrone said...

This drywall is PERFECTLY SAFE!

And melamine in milk is good for you!

Gosh! Made in China is a good thing.

*facetious*

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I'm a Merrill Lynch broker (the wife is a C21 Realtor) who bought a Toll Brothers house in Florida in 2006 with a Countrywide stated income negative amortization mortgage (now three months behind and upside down by over 300K).

I'm mad about this drywall stuff thingy and now I'm going to sue.

Wind Farmer said...

Don't these lawyers have anything better to do? There are bigger fish to fry. Hey, can you still sue a bank for fraud or would that now be like trying to sue the government?

Reality said...

Gypsum boards are calcium sulphate (hydrate), one of the cheapest mineral there is. There is no cheaper alternative to that. As the chemical composition implies, gypsum contains sulfer compounds. Big surprise. What's next? carmakers being sued for that new car smell? Which BTW does contain organo compound outgassing that are carcinogenic.

Anonymous said...

Ok, so I'm a Merrill Lynch broker (the wife is a C21 Realtor) who bought a Toll Brothers house in Florida in 2006 with a Countrywide stated income negative amortization mortgage (now three months behind and upside down by over 300K).

So, you're basically "The Enemy" that drank the kool-aid. We'll see if we can cure you. There's nothing I can write that would be more hurtful than that upside down mortgage you're in.

Mitesh Damania said...

How can sulfer from drywall be toxic?

Anonymous said...

>>>>>So, you're basically "The Enemy" that drank the kool-aid. We'll see if we can cure you. There's nothing I can write that would be more hurtful than that upside down mortgage you're in.<<<<<

But Suzanne researched it and said everything would be OK, and Bob Toll said we were at the bottom and my Countrywide rep said real estate only goes up. It isn't my fault. I deserve a mortgage adjustment (I really want a new wide screen before the finals of Idol next month)

JAWS said...

I really do not trust anything from China. Been there. I was never so happy to get out of anyplace in my life.

The Western facade is one thing. Get off that trail and it's a pure sh*t hole. Communist sh*t hole.

yoski said...

Trage toxic toys and drywall for toxic debt. Serious inquiries only, please!

Anonymous said...

Is it an failed IRS whistleblower program or a bigger government cover up.

http://www.individual.com
/story.php?story=98989313

Americas Watchdog, its Corporate Whistle Blower Center & its Homeowners Consumer Center have been warning as far back as 2005, that national & regional US homebuilders were using millions of undocumented illegal aliens to build our nations homes, and for the most part not paying federal, or state taxes on the workers.

Before the toxic Chinese drywall issue was discovered in 2008, Americas Watchdog called for construction defect attorneys nationwide to contact the group, fearing millions of defective homes in the US, that would leave innocent homeowners holding the bag on a house that was defective.

Had US citizens, or organized labor built these homes the Chinese toxic drywall, the toxix drywall issue that is raging in Florida, and will soon engulf the nation, may have been avoided.

How did the homebuilders get away with this? The homebuilders actual sub-contractors would set up phoney sub contractor groups, that were framers, dry wall hangers, roofers, cement finishers, electricians, painters, etc.

This involved over a million undocumented Mexican, or Central Americans, all with phoney Social Security numbers, no real ID, they would be paid cash, and rarely if ever, did any of these workers or their homebuilder employers pay any state or federal taxes on the workers.

"This scheme has cost the US taxpayers tens, and tens, and tens of billions of dollars, and as of yet their have been no widespread prosecutions."

"In 2006, Americas Watchdog met with an senior IRS special agent in Los Angeles, we presented her with proof, offered to take IRS teams to Arizona, Florida & Texas, and she acted like we were speaking Martian.

The IRS had no interest."

Noodles said...

From what I understand, there are 2 problems with the Chinese drywall. the gypsum is less refined than what is used in the american product, and there is a reaction to chemicals they used to "fumigate" the material. That's just the initial theories. But just like the melamine, can we trust what they say they are using in the manufacturing process?

Anonymous said...

Maybe the Chinese are trying to squeeze a little more profit so they can buy up the Hamptons with all those profit they made on those the bad drywall.

http://seekingalpha.com/article
/130587-is-a-housing-crisis-
sprouting-in-the-hamptons-
and-manhattan

Is a Housing Crisis Sprouting in the Hamptons and Manhattan?

Home sales in the Hamptons, the New York oceanside communities favored by financiers and celebrities, plunged 67 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as Wall Street job cuts and investment losses stifled demand for second homes.

# The median sales price fell 28 percent from the year earlier to $698,461, Town & Country said. The decline was largely due to fewer sales of $5 million or more. The total value of all real estate sold in the Hamptons in the first quarter fell 78 percent to $140.2 million.
# In East Hampton Village sales fell 81 percent, also to three houses.

The total value of all homes sold there was $4.1 million, a 95 percent decline. “Those are your iron-clad, been-there-for-over-a-hundred- years, been-used-by-the-Kennedys areas,” said Desiderio. “It’s the blue-chip, best-of-the-best. I would never expect that.”

Anonymous said...

Can we stop with the bull$hit that "CHINESE IS OUR BIGGEST LENDER"?

That money that the Chinese supposedly lend to us, it's actually OURS! They wouldn't have a dime if it wasn't for Wal-Mart & Co + crooked politicians forcing American manufacturers to relocate to China in other to pump stocks.

So let me make this clear to all of you and especially to the corrupt and incompetent mainstream media:

THE CHINESE ISN'T LENDING MONEY TO US BECAUSE THAT MONEY IS ACTUALLY OURS.

If we didn't relocate our factories and jobs to China, and if Americans don't buy Chinese crap, those leeches wouldn't have any money to lend. Capice? Just look at them now that we, Americans, stopped buying their Chinese crap. They're hurting bad, as they should. Those "geniuses", as the media and corrupt politicians and CEOs like to call them, can't even make dry-walls right!

Enough with the bull$hit.

Anonymous said...

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Chinese drywall.......



You want flied lice with that order?



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Anonymous said...

Shipping that drywall is no easy feat.

It's Heavy

Stacks are large and take lots o room

Whats the cost of shipping that crap?