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A podcast promoting the discovery of American made goods, and not stuff from China.
Let's promote a better supply chain for the US, resulting in higher quality of goods, better national security, economic growth, and expansion of small, American businesses.
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A podcast promoting the discovery of American made goods, and not stuff from China.
Let's promote a better supply chain for the US, resulting in higher quality of goods, better national security, economic growth, and expansion of small, American businesses.
Buy American!

    EP|30 Wash That Commie Right Outta My Hair!

    EP|30 Wash That Commie Right Outta My Hair!

    Youtube: https://youtu.be/n3wJDAk84Zs

    https://uncommiegoods.com/episode30

    On Episode 30 of UnCommie Goods,  Shannon Tor comes to UnCommie Goods to talk about his All-American business, TOR Salon Products! Torsalonproducts.com. What I especially loved about Shannon is he is a REAL scientist, and not compromised in his principles for a paycheck.  

    TOR Salon Products is a another small family run business, that creates salon and spa products that are naturally based and backed by science. Think Shampoos, Conditioners for a range of hair types, and styling products. 

    We covered a wide array of topics, from his wide ranging scientific background, working for global hair and salon product companies, to politics The Parallel Economy, and more. 

    With his business Tyler support his family, business partners,  and makes high quality, American sourced natural hair products! 

    Resources discussed on this episode:

    TOR Salon Products on Gab: https://gab.com/TORProducts

    Buy TOR Salon Products : https://www.torsalonproducts.com/

    What is Gab.com:

    “A social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online. All are welcome”

    What is an UnCommie Good? It’s anything not made in communist China, or any communist country, that is hostile to the U.S.

    I believe a consumer driven effort can strengthen the US Domestic Manufacturing base, improve the quality of goods, secure our critical supply chain, and make a more resilient economy.

    At the same time, lets celebrate small businesses and support them.

    Send me a voice message with any questions or thoughts - Link Here: https://anchor.fm/lars207/message Or shoot me an email hello@uncommiegoods.


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    • 1 hr 31 min
    EP29| Dinsmoor Sheepskins and the Parallel Economy

    EP29| Dinsmoor Sheepskins and the Parallel Economy

    https://uncommiegoods.com/episode29/

    On Episode 29 of UnCommie Goods, Tyler Dinsmoor joined me to discuss his small, very UnCommie business, Dinsmoor Sheepskins. 

    Dinsmoor Sheepskins is a small family tannery that creates quality handmade sheepskins. There are very few tanneries left like this in the US.  The sheep are locally sourced from or near Whidbey Island, Washington. Each sheepskin is tanned and softened by hand, and procured in an ethical manner as a byproduct of the sheep’s natural life cycle. 

    You can't really get better than that! With his business Tyler support his family, and makes high quality, locally sourced natural goods. 

    I enjoyed this discussion with Tyler, and learned about how he got started, the amazing natural characteristics of wool, the emergence of a Parallel Economy, the growth of Gab.com,  advice for aspiring UnCommie entrepreneurs, and more!

    Resources discussed on this episode: 

    Tyler and Dinsmoor Sheepskins on Gab: https://gab.com/dinsmoorsheepskins

    Buy Dinsmoor Sheepskins: https://dinsmoor.us/

    Parallel Economy List on Gab: https://gab.dinsmoor.us/

    What is Gab.com:

    "A social network that champions free speech, individual liberty and the free flow of information online. All are welcome"



    What is an UnCommie Good? It’s anything not made in communist China, or any communist country, that is hostile to the U.S.

    I believe a consumer driven effort can strengthen the US Domestic Manufacturing base, improve the quality of goods, secure our critical supply chain, and make a more resilient economy.

    At the same time, lets celebrate small businesses and support them.

    Send me a voice message with any questions or thoughts - Link Here: https://anchor.fm/lars207/message Or shoot me an email hello@uncommiegoods.






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    • 36 min
    EP28| The Battle for A.I. and the WanTai Dynasty

    EP28| The Battle for A.I. and the WanTai Dynasty

    Artificial Intelligence, China acting touch with Taiwan, and an 80s sitcom anecdote. 

    Visit me at www.uncommiegoods.com

    Find cool, UnCommie stuff to buy at www.uncommiegoods.com/buy

    Episode Show notes at www.uncommiegoods.com/episode28

    WanTai Dynasty. 

    China has been aggressively flying warplanes in record numbers near Taiwan's airspace. I look in the goals and reasons why Taiwan is so important to China, and what the US is doing, or NOT doing in support. 

    Article Referenced in show: 

    1) China Ramps up warplane flights in Taiwan's Airspace. 

    https://www.usnews.com/news/world-report/articles/2021-10-04/brazen-china-steadily-ramps-up-warplane-flights-in-taiwans-airspace

    2) Why Taiwan Really Matters to China 

    https://jamestown.org/program/why-taiwan-really-matters-to-china/

    Bonus: Three's Company Episode "The Heiress" 

    "Jack believes Janet's vase that she inherited is a priceless antique."

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0723004/



    Battle for AI

    A senior Pentagon official resigned over our lack of Artificial AI progress and lack of competitiveness with China! They are leading! 

    1) Pentagon Official Resigns Over Belief China Has Won AI Battle, Heading to Global Dominance

    https://www.newsweek.com/pentagon-official-resigns-over-belief-china-has-won-ai-battle-heading-global-dominance-1637772

    UncommieGood for this episode~ (Not a sponsor) 

    SNRJerky.com. 

    Try the pepper! 










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    • 20 min
    EP27| Amazon.Commie???

    EP27| Amazon.Commie???

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    Visit me at www.uncommiegoods.com

    Find cool, UnCommie stuff to buy at www.uncommiegoods.com/buy

    Episode Show notes at www.uncommiegoods.com/episode27

    So Amazon sells a ton of stuff from China, but did you know that last January more that 70% of new sellers on Amazon were Chinese manufacturers? They're really starting to branch out and brand themselves.

    It turns out a lot of them will stop a nothing to grow, including fake reviews and bribing buyers to submit reviews.

    I discuss this article from TechCrunch.

    - "Prime today, gone tomorrow: Chinese products get pulled from Amazon"

    https://techcrunch.com/2021/05/11/chinese-products-get-pulled-from-amazon/

    In addition, this fake review scam was uncovered by a data breach, implicating over 200,000 people involved. If you submit a fake review, you're putting your personal data a risk!

    - "Amazon Fake Reviews Scam Exposed in Data Breach"

    https://www.safetydetectives.com/blog/amazon-reviews-leak-report/

    UnCommie Book Club!

    Be sure to pick up Socialism Sucks while supporting a local independent bookstore. This is a great book and while they travel to see the horrible effects of socialism, at least they're having a few beers on the way.

    https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781621579458?aff=lars1000



    What is an UnCommie Good? It’s anything not made in communist China, or any communist country, that is hostile to the U.S.

    I believe a consumer driven effort can strengthen the US Domestic Manufacturing base, improve the quality of goods, secure our critical supply chain, and make a more resilient economy.

    At the same time, lets celebrate small businesses and support them.

    Send me a voice message with any questions or thoughts - Link Here: https://anchor.fm/lars207/message Or shoot me an email hello@uncommiegoods. 


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    • 22 min
    EP26| Cotton, Commies, and Computers?

    EP26| Cotton, Commies, and Computers?

    Cotton, Commies, and Computers?

     YouTube: https://youtu.be/pF4cEj9mGVg 

    Cotton and Commies:

    The Better Cotton Initiative took a stand, or tried to against Chinese made cotton from the Xinjiang Province in China. 

    As mentioned in Episode 16 https://uncommiegoods.com/episode16/, that's a area rife with forced labor and concentration camps of the Uighur muslim minority.  The major fashion, goods, and apparel companies like H&M, Uniqlo, Muji, and Adidas are wilting under the of a backlash boycott from within China. 

     I discuss this great article from Sup China.  

    Everyone is in a rush to escape the dumpster fire that is the Xinjiang cotton crisis

     https://supchina.com/2021/03/25/everyone-is-in-a-rush-to-escape-the-dumpster-fire-that-is-the-xinjiang-cotton-crisis/ 

    Computers?  Intel, the microprocessor juggernaut is bucking trends, and investing in US manufacturing, to the tune of $20 billion dollars!  True Heroes.

    You know who's not investing in American Manufacturing? Apple. Screw em. I'm no longer buying any of their products.  

    TECH ‘Intel is back:’ New CEO’s plan to make chips for other companies excites investors 

    https://www.cnbc.com/2021/03/23/intel-makes-foundry-strategy-shift-under-new-ceo-pat-gelsinger-.html 



    This week's UnCommie Good is Origin Maine.  

    Origin Main https://originmaine.com/ is a website where everything they make and sell is US made. Clothes, bison leather boots, fitness equipment, jeans, and even Martial Arts uniforms. Check them out!  I ordered the Blackout Joggers.  https://originmaine.com/durable-goods/bottom-game/blackout-joggers/ 

    You can reach me at hello@uncommiegoods.com 


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    • 26 min
    EP25 | Drugstore China

    EP25 | Drugstore China

    Alternate title: "We lost the Pharm... aceutical, to China". 

    Also on Youtube https://youtu.be/qbUY50FBcm4

    Uncommiegoods.com/episode25

    Enough puns aside, I was absolutely stunned to learn than China produces and exports 90-95% of the world's prescription drug supply. This ranges from completely manufactured generic drugs,  or raw components, known as precursors for  use in pharmaceutical manufacture. Again, 90-95% of it comes from China.

    I was too stunned to even pick and discuss a new All American UnCommie Good for this episode. So in lieu of that, please go check out my www.uncommiegoods.com/buy to find one of the items I recommend. 

    To also help find American made goods, check out https://www.wecultivate.us/ The Cultivate is a great Chrome Browser Extension 

    Now back to the story. I caught this amazing, and stunning Twitter thread from https://twitter.com/ShivenChabria 

    He also wrote a great article at American Greatness called End China’s Chokehold on Pharmaceuticals back in March 23 2020. That's right, over a year ago! 

    https://amgreatness.com/2020/03/23/end-chinas-chokehold-on-pharmaceuticals/

    Some highlights (or lowlights) 

    1. China Dumped cheap medications until domestic sources stopped making drugs and pharmaceuticals. Then China raised the price. 

    2. The Three most important drugs to fight Anthrax are no longer made in the United States .

    3. The last fermentation plant for Penicillin closed in 2004. In the podcast I said, or guessed it was "invented" in America. Turns out it was London.         Close enough! 

    4. Heparin, an injectable blood thinner, killed over 200 Americans when a tainted batch from China was shipped here. 

    And so much more! 

    Please contact me at hello@uncommiegoods.com with any questions or feedback. 


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    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

katarina_ruth ,

Made in America

Lars does a great job making you think about where your products are coming from! These are direct and informative episodes that open your eyes and make you wonder why so many products that we use are not made in America.

slam7009 ,

UnCommie Goods

Lars Thurfjell is an exceptional host as a podcaster and his “UnCommie Goods” is not just informative/educational, but also entertaining. I especially enjoyed his interview/session with the founder of Spider Chalk. Well done Lars!

Fostering Joy ,

Challenge our status quo

I am really appreciative of Lars perspective on “Commie” implications and how to support a movement of American made products. I have never thought this deeply about the topic, and appreciate how he unpacks each episode. He walks through each episode with diligently and helps the listener understand. The episodes are easy to digest and follow along.

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