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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904787404576530520471223268.html#articleTabs%3Darticle

 

"Federal agents swooped in on Gibson Guitar Wednesday, raiding factories and offices in Memphis and Nashville, seizing several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. The Feds are keeping mum, but in a statement yesterday Gibson's chairman and CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, defended his company's manufacturing policies, accusing the Justice Department of bullying the company. "The wood the government seized Wednesday is from a Forest Stewardship Council certified supplier," he said, suggesting the Feds are using the aggressive enforcement of overly broad laws to make the company cry uncle."

 

Heckva job Obama-how long before these guitars are manufactured in China.

Obama is one miserable piece of garbage.

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Obviously, someone has blown a whistle so something is probably not right.

 

If a manufacturer is going to consume rare wood, it is in everyone's best interest that it be done in a sustainable way.

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"(The government) 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," Juszkiewicz said.

 

It's only in the best interest of a socialist bent on destroying the American manufacturing sector.

Eric Holder's reign at the DOJ borders on Treason.

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That's another pretty stupid move, alright.

 

American Royalty.... 'gotta' love 'em...

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"(The government) 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," Juszkiewicz said.

 

It's only in the best interest of a socialist bent on destroying the American manufacturing sector.

Eric Holder's reign at the DOJ borders on Treason.

 

Black Panthers with night sticks loitering at voting precincts get a wink and nod. Entrepreneurial manufacturers keeping jobs in the US get smacked around for possibly violating laws from India.....and the liberals claim that fat cat Republicans are the ones exporting jobs?

 

The Holder Justice Department alone ought to signal it's time for a regime change.

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This is just pathetic:

 

Consider the recent experience of Pascal Vieillard, whose Atlanta-area company, A-440 Pianos, imported several antique Bösendorfers. Mr. Vieillard asked officials at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species how to fill out the correct paperwork—which simply encouraged them to alert U.S. Customs to give his shipment added scrutiny.

 

There was never any question that the instruments were old enough to have grandfathered ivory keys. But Mr. Vieillard didn't have his paperwork straight when two-dozen federal agents came calling.

 

Facing criminal charges that might have put him in prison for years, Mr. Vieillard pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of violating the Lacey Act, and was handed a $17,500 fine and three years probation.

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It's easier to smuggle in 800 lbs of cocaine than an 800 lb piano with Asian woods and ivory keys.

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Black Panthers with night sticks loitering at voting precincts get a wink and nod. Entrepreneurial manufacturers keeping jobs in the US get smacked around for possibly violating laws from India.....and the liberals claim that fat cat Republicans are the ones exporting jobs?

 

The Holder Justice Department alone ought to signal it's time for a regime change.

 

It was the Bush administration that declined to prosecute te Panthers.

 

Just sayin'.

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It was the Bush administration that declined to prosecute te Panthers.

 

Just sayin'.

 

As one of those who think big gov is the answer what say ye to the topic at hand?

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It was the Bush administration that declined to prosecute te Panthers.

 

Just sayin'.

 

On January 7, 2009, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a civil suit against the New Black Panther Party and three of its members alleging violations of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 over the incident at the Philadelphia polling place. The suit accused members King Samir Shabazz and Jerry Jackson of being outside a polling location wearing the uniform of the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, and said "that Shabazz repeatedly brandished a police-style baton weapon.[28] The suit sought an injunction preventing further violations of the Voting Rights Act. After the defendants did not appear for court, a default judgment was entered.[citation needed] On May 29, 2009, the Department of Justice requested and received an injunction against the member who had carried the nightstick, but against the advice of prosecutors who had worked on the case, department superiors ordered the suit dropped against the remaining members.

 

 

Filing civil charges does not equal "declining to prosecute".

 

Just sayin'.

 

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Black_Panther_Party#Alleged_voter_intimidation_in_Philadelphia

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It was the Bush administration that declined to prosecute te Panthers.

 

Just sayin'.

 

Really? That's the defense you are going with?

The BUSH adminstration did not prosecute the panthers over voter intimidation in the election that decided whom would REPLACE Bush as President? Really?

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I hate our government.

 

Join the f'ing club. The DOJ doesn't seem to have a problem supplying arms to drug cartels in Mexico but they seem acutely sensitive to the laws governing the sale of wood in India. Go figure.

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Holder is DOJ

 

F&WS is a part of DOI (Dept. of the Interior)

 

F&WS Office of Law Enforcement is not directed by AG Holder.

 

Thanks for the correction.

 

You've seen one out of control government agency you've pretty much seem em all.

 

So why gibson but not martin? Inquiring minds want to know.

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Holder is DOJ

 

F&WS is a part of DOI (Dept. of the Interior)

 

F&WS Office of Law Enforcement is not directed by AG Holder.

 

Stupid assumption. Do you not think that DOI and DOJ could not possibly communicate?

 

I do agree that AG holder does not have a clue as to what he is doing.

 

Besides, music, and it is made with the guitars that musicians use, that is made with exotic woods that make the sounds that musicians produce, is not affected by this insane attack?

 

Oh, woe is me! How will Obama ever be able to appreciate sounds that are made from real nature?

 

Certainly never from Michelle?

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My understanding is that Gibson was illigally importing the wood.

 

I've not seen any indication that any american laws were broken-do you have something to the contrary?

 

From what I've read the only "law" that was broken was some vague indian regulation concerning how the wood was processed which,apprarently,even the indians aren't real concerned about enforcing.

 

Martin uses the exact same wood-so why gibson and not martin except for the political orientation of the ceo?

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Holder is DOJ

 

F&WS is a part of DOI (Dept. of the Interior)

 

F&WS Office of Law Enforcement is not directed by AG Holder.

 

Good, so when is he going to deport Bobo's uncle? :rolleyes:

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My understanding is that Gibson was illigally importing the wood.

 

My understanding is that the wood was signed off by the Indian government when it left, and by U.S. Customs when it arrived. It's the DOJ's interpertation of the Lacey Act as to how much the wood was finished as per Indian (not U.S.) law.

 

For instance, you or I can buy a rosewood semi-finished nonradiused/nontapered unslotted

guitar fingerboard blank from say, Stewart-MacDonald, and finish & fit it ourselves.

And not have people with automatic weapons knocking on the door.

Something else is going on here.

 

Fender,Taylor,Rickenbacker,Danelectro,Carvin,Martin,Alvarez,Guild, Ovation,Washburn, and others, are not in "Right to Work" states. Gibson is.

 

Think Boeing trying to move work from Washington State to South Carolina.

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