Friday, 26 August 2011
The Federal Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. has suggested that the use of wood from India that is not finished by Indian workers is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because it is the Justice Department’s interpretation of a law in India. (If the same wood from the same tree was finished by Indian workers, the material would be legal.) This action was taken without the support and consent of the government in India.
On August 24, 2011, around 8:45 a.m. CDT, agents for the federal government executed four search warrants on Gibson’s facilities in Nashville and Memphis and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. Gibson had to cease its manufacturing operations and send workers home for the day, while armed agents executed the search warrants. Gibson has fully cooperated with the execution of the search warrants.
• Raid shut down Gibson factories and cost company money
• Wood seized was Forest Stewardship Council Controlled
• Nearly two years later, no charges have been filed
The Justice Department has asked the judge to stop the court case indefinitely.
• Information sought in raid was already made available
• Not about illegal logging, not about conservation, not about the environment
CEO Henry Juszkiewicz told The Tennessean:
“Over the last two years, we have hired 580 American workers,” he said. “We are one company that is manufacturing in the United States, that is hiring people ... and yet the government is spending millions of dollars on this issue.
“We feel totally abused.”
The Wall Street Journal has more on environmental enforcement run amok.
Posted on 08/26/2011 5:48 AM by Rebecca Bynum
26 Aug 2011
Who cares what the law is in India? The job of the US government is to enforce US law, not Indian law. Sheesh!
26 Aug 2011
A Vaste Programme of Programmers
Or: Shine On, Harvest Whirlwind
Or: Plucky Little Plucking Gibson Girls Plucked From The Plight Of Poverty
Lugo shows an appalling contempt for the executive branch's prosecutorial discretion prerogative and that hypocrite would likely not agree that importation of say, unfinished monkey wood goods***, is a far worse crime than, say again, the monkey shines and fraud committed in the importation of computer programmers from India via the H1B program and he is also likely opposed to Obama's decision not to deport those illegal aliens guilty only of invading** the United States. Such an invasion is, of course, genocidal when carried out on a massive scale, and genocide of Ice People is not to be prosecuted, but, rather, celebrated. Any failure to so celebrate is racist and I'll wager that Lugo is so racist that he believes that Obama* wasn't born in the US and should be deported.
* "No, not that Obama, silly.": http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/275661/obama-arrested-drunk-driving-massachusetts-mark-krikorian
** Well, that and relatively "nonviolent" felonies, and yes, invasion (more by Mexicans & their OTM cousins than by Indians) of the US is non-violent because the evil Ice People have wisely decided not to violently resist it, unlike the Amerinds, who, in contrast, were, like, totally justified in torturing and killing said Ice People.
[The guitar company should make amends by paying reparations to India and by replacing its current workforce with Indian Gibson Kelly Girls (and boys, and no, don't call them "girls" or "boys" even if they're underage - at the risk of litigation, and yes, they would be here only temporarily, and yes, there should be proportionate representation by Muslim Machine Gun Kelly Girls.]
*** Also see the precedent-setting Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or Baksheesh? Sheesh!
Tags: Refugee Quangos, Onyangos, Deportation a no-go in a felonious foreigner farrago