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    The enviro wackos are allowed to run amock as they are. Amazingly enough it is now easier to travel with a rifle internationally then with a vintage guitar. Madness, sheer madness. But hey it's what you environuts want so enjoy!



    Guitar Frets: Environmental Enforcement Leaves Musicians in Fear .Article Comments (459) more in Opinion ».
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    Agents from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service pore through the workshop at the Gibson Guitar factory on Wednesday morning.
    .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.

    It isn't the first time that agents of the Fish and Wildlife Service have come knocking at the storied maker of such iconic instruments as the Les Paul electric guitar, the J-160E acoustic-electric John Lennon played, and essential jazz-boxes such as Charlie Christian's ES-150. In 2009 the Feds seized several guitars and pallets of wood from a Gibson factory, and both sides have been wrangling over the goods in a case with the delightful name "United States of America v. Ebony Wood in Various Forms."

    The question in the first raid seemed to be whether Gibson had been buying illegally harvested hardwoods from protected forests, such as the Madagascar ebony that makes for such lovely fretboards. And if Gibson did knowingly import illegally harvested ebony from Madagascar, that wouldn't be a negligible offense. Peter Lowry, ebony and rosewood expert at the Missouri Botanical Garden, calls the Madagascar wood trade the "equivalent of Africa's blood diamonds." But with the new raid, the government seems to be questioning whether some wood sourced from India met every regulatory jot and tittle.

    It isn't just Gibson that is sweating. Musicians who play vintage guitars and other instruments made of environmentally protected materials are worried the authorities may be coming for them next.






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    The first thing the Soviets did was kill music.

    Like, who enjoys East German Rock anyway?
     
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    Well, if the facts are correct, then there are some people that need their asses kicked.

    However, just for comparison, when corperations run amok, you get Bhopal.
     
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    So you can't defend it so you divert.... Got it... Pathetic.... You know its BS, you know its wrong, and instead of calling it that and being a man, you divert and tap dance.... Freaking amazing...
     
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    Now dumb ass, I stated quite clearly that if Walleyes information is correct, that some beurocrats needed their asses kicked. However, with that in mind, perhaps there should have been more than a few people in responsible positions at Union Carbide that walked the gallows.
     
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    Dude you just did it again... Seriously socks get over your agenda at least long enough to man up...
     
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    :lol: Bad enough you head takes up the whole screen, now you're the only one that's allowed an agenda! :ahole-1:
     
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    The environmental wack-o's are ruining the country. Just ask Rush...
     
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    What no sock?
     
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