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Pest-infested fence shipment stopped in Seattle
KING 5.com ^ | May 5, 2009, 7:46 pm PDT | Gary Chittim

Posted on 05/12/2009 2:14:01 AM PDT by Cindy

Note: Video included.

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SEATTLE – The U.S. Customs and Border agents have detained 11 shipments of reed fencing from China that were so infested with plant pests and diseases, it could have killed crops.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: cbp; china; crops; diseases; pests; washington

1 posted on 05/12/2009 2:14:02 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

And these are just the ones we caught.


2 posted on 05/12/2009 2:14:42 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Beat a better path, and the world will build a mousetrap at your door.)
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To: All

http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2009/05/06/Invasive-caterpillars-intercepted/UPI-15621241646038/

“Invasive caterpillars intercepted”
Published: May 6, 2009 at 5:40 PM

SEATTLE, May 6 (UPI) —

SNIPPET: “The caterpillars were from a species that could have destroyed plants and trees, including agricultural crops, if they had gotten loose.

The find triggered a hold on other U.S. shipments from the same source. Inspectors discovered gall midges, which can destroy wheat, larvae of the Noctuidae moth, which eats lettuce plants in its cutworm phase, and striped rice borers, a beetle that eats rice.”


3 posted on 05/12/2009 2:17:51 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Yep.


4 posted on 05/12/2009 2:18:17 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Jeff Head; MamaDearest

ping


5 posted on 05/12/2009 2:21:12 AM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

...awww man, now I'll be itching for the next hour and a half

6 posted on 05/12/2009 2:44:09 AM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Cindy

How is it cheaper to manufacture and ship fencing halfway around the world?


7 posted on 05/12/2009 2:45:11 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
How is it cheaper to manufacture and ship fencing halfway around the world?

Just a guess, but it might have something to do with labor unions.

8 posted on 05/12/2009 2:53:13 AM PDT by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: driftdiver

Slave labor is still cheaper than illegal immigrant labor.


9 posted on 05/12/2009 2:53:21 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: driftdiver

The pressing need to protect the Northern Spotted Owl might have something to do with it, too.


10 posted on 05/12/2009 2:54:12 AM PDT by Steely Tom (RKBA: last line of defense against vote fraud)
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To: Steely Tom

I think you’re right, its not just the labor costs. Its also all of the other regulations that make it so difficult to run a business in the US.


11 posted on 05/12/2009 3:02:03 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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12 posted on 05/12/2009 3:34:41 AM PDT by bcsco (I'm a Constitution defender!)
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To: driftdiver
How is it, in a nation with just about everything it needs to be self sufficient needs anything from another country?
13 posted on 05/12/2009 4:34:14 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: knarf

Because we’ve been sold out


14 posted on 05/12/2009 5:08:05 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: knarf; driftdiver
http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/border_security/sbi/ctimr/inventory_data/photos/veg_debris/v4.xml

Could just use this, The Gov is removing this stuff as we speak.

15 posted on 05/12/2009 5:17:23 AM PDT by wolfcreek ("unnamed "right-wing extremist")
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To: Cindy

We couldn’t consider this biological warfare could we? Nahhh....that would be over the top.


16 posted on 05/12/2009 9:10:28 AM PDT by HonestConservative (http://www.talkshoe.com/tc/49252)
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To: Cindy; nw_arizona_granny; JACKRUSSELL

Ban everything from China, period.

No questions asked.


17 posted on 05/12/2009 12:13:51 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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18 posted on 05/12/2009 7:57:54 PM PDT by JACKRUSSELL
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To: Cindy

I still believe that we are in an “un-declared” war with China — starting with their announcement to engage in economic war against the US... I think that was back in the Fall of 2007, IIRC?

I would say that exports from China would include some of the “economic” war as well. Shoddy merchandise bought by large retailers (and small) would put US dollars in their hands as well as hurt the retailers who would be left with poisoned, or worthless merchandise...

Somehow we’ve got to start doing with what we have here in the U.S. and STOP importing all these products... As you said, these are the only ones they “caught”. If people knew the actual amount of good entering this country JUST from China on a daily basis it would boggle the mind.

/ rant off


19 posted on 05/12/2009 8:07:42 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: JACKRUSSELL

Thanks for the ping - forgot to ping you to my post at #19.


20 posted on 05/12/2009 8:08:24 PM PDT by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ ANTI-OBAMA STUFF : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: driftdiver; Cindy; knarf; JACKRUSSELL; Jeff Head; Steely Tom; Doogle
How much do you want to bet the Chinese are beginning their own version of this against the US?

Free Traitors SUCK.

Cheers!

21 posted on 05/12/2009 8:11:07 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: metmom

Ditto Bump!! Financial consequences-—FINE! We’ll at least live longer!


22 posted on 05/12/2009 8:12:18 PM PDT by Freedom2specul8 (Please pray for our troops.... http://www.americasupportsyou.mil/)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

smells like an intentional act of economic/environmental warfare to me.


23 posted on 05/13/2009 2:48:58 PM PDT by Dr. Marten (Nationalize the Federal Reserve!)
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