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"Dangerous" beetle found at Los Angeles airport
Reuters ^ | Jan 5, 2011 | Dan Whitcomb

Posted on 01/05/2011 12:56:02 PM PST by george76

U.S. customs officials said on Wednesday they had found a beetle considered one of the world's most dangerous agricultural pests in a shipment of rice arriving at Los Angeles International Airport. Agricultural specialists with U.S. Customs and Border Protection found an adult khapra beetle, eight larvae and a shed skin in a shipment of Indian rice from Saudi Arabia ...

Earlier this year, border protection officials in Detroit found a khapra beetle in a shipment of tile from China.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: California; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: bedbugs; beetle; china; ddt; indianrice; khapra; khaprabeetle; rice; saudiarabia
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1 posted on 01/05/2011 12:56:05 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Ringo?


2 posted on 01/05/2011 12:57:19 PM PST by Allegra (You're a towel.)
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To: george76

Ringo is dangerous?


3 posted on 01/05/2011 12:57:29 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: george76

Who ships rice via air freight?


4 posted on 01/05/2011 12:58:35 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: george76

if they found one, 10,000 already got thru.


5 posted on 01/05/2011 12:58:35 PM PST by beebuster2000
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To: george76

Just another illegal alien and anchor babies. Nothing to see here and its time to move on.


6 posted on 01/05/2011 12:58:40 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: george76

Thanks a lot, China.

They gave us the damn stink bugs and the snakeheads (fish)... we don’t need any more of their pests.


7 posted on 01/05/2011 12:59:50 PM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: george76

Saudi Arabia and DEE troit ... always a great combination for us. China? Not our best friends. These little devils they are shipping over here are death to ag crops.


8 posted on 01/05/2011 12:59:54 PM PST by jessduntno ("'How fortunate for governments that the people they administer don't think." - Adolph Hitler)
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To: Allegra

Beat me to it.


9 posted on 01/05/2011 1:00:22 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Allegra

Must be pretty dangerous, I remember reading about the
Great Pyramid of Khapra...


10 posted on 01/05/2011 1:01:32 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Allegra

John was the dangerous one...;-)


11 posted on 01/05/2011 1:01:48 PM PST by rockrr ("I said that I was scared of you!" - pokie the pretend cowboy)
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To: george76

A food manufacturing company I used to work for buys all it’s ingedients from Paraguay (Sugars) and China (Aspertame and all additives). The critters that crawl from the bags from paraguay are right out of Jurasic Park, entemology sequel. The stuff from china is always full of metal bits and grindings, cockroaches, and bits of plastic.


12 posted on 01/05/2011 1:02:13 PM PST by blackdog
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To: 1rudeboy
Who ships rice via air freight?

That must have been some gooood rice, huh. They might want to check it for other substances.

13 posted on 01/05/2011 1:03:16 PM PST by bgill (K Parliament- how could a young man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: ArrogantBustard

You forgot their flying carp.


14 posted on 01/05/2011 1:03:31 PM PST by blackdog
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To: blackdog

I could imagine what gets through when you see the snakes & spiders that ride into the US on the bananas...


15 posted on 01/05/2011 1:03:56 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: 1rudeboy

Especially Indian rice from Saudi Arabia? I once sent Japanese rice by air freight, but only because it was included in my moving allowance.


16 posted on 01/05/2011 1:04:28 PM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Kudzu too, but we brought that over all by ourselves.


17 posted on 01/05/2011 1:04:45 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim (Pablo lives jubtabulously!)
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To: bgill

My mind is boggling at the thought of how much it would cost to ship a pallet of rice via air freight. It just lept out at me.


18 posted on 01/05/2011 1:04:54 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: blackdog

.....and Emerald Ash Borers.


19 posted on 01/05/2011 1:07:34 PM PST by Bartholomew Roberts
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To: 1rudeboy

I knew a pilot who hauled live cattle in a 747.


20 posted on 01/05/2011 1:07:42 PM PST by OwenKellogg (112th Congress needs Tea Party pressure)
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To: george76
Time 2 repeal the ban on..... DDT.... it worked
21 posted on 01/05/2011 1:07:42 PM PST by CGASMIA68
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To: OwenKellogg

I’ve met a guy who charters jets for that purpose.


22 posted on 01/05/2011 1:09:25 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: george76

Supposedly the bedbugs come from the middle east as well. Just another gift from the Muslim lands...


23 posted on 01/05/2011 1:09:59 PM PST by Yaelle (Excuse all the iPad typos)
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To: george76

Why are we buying rice???


24 posted on 01/05/2011 1:11:39 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: Cheetahcat

That’s what I was wondering also.


25 posted on 01/05/2011 1:15:27 PM PST by Roos_Girl (The world is full of educated derelicts. - Calvin Coolidge)
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To: george76

26 posted on 01/05/2011 1:16:27 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: george76
shipment of Indian rice from Saudi Arabia WTF?

We are importing rice from Saudi Arabia???

27 posted on 01/05/2011 1:17:29 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: george76

Paul McCartney again.


28 posted on 01/05/2011 1:18:13 PM PST by dforest
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To: Roos_Girl

“That’s what I was wondering also.”

I would not eat that rice!


29 posted on 01/05/2011 1:18:47 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: george76
There is a movie here. I can see the scene where Janet Napolitano opens a door at LAX and all one sees is a writhing mass of beetles on the floor accompanied by eating sounds and screams. With today's computerized special effects one could see her face dissolve. We need a good comedy this year.
30 posted on 01/05/2011 1:19:20 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: george76
There is a movie here. I can see the scene where Janet Napolitano opens a door at LAX and all one sees is a writhing mass of beetles on the floor accompanied by eating sounds and screams. With today's computerized special effects one could see her face dissolve. We need a good comedy this year.
31 posted on 01/05/2011 1:20:57 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: 2banana

We are importing rice from Saudi Arabia???
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Well, they import sand from us don’t they?

Is ‘Indian rice’ PC? or shouldn’t it be Native-American rice?

I can’t keep the PC rules straight anymore.


32 posted on 01/05/2011 1:23:08 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98))
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To: george76

Brought to you by the New Global order. Insanity at its best. Last I knew...We could grow our own rice.


33 posted on 01/05/2011 1:31:48 PM PST by Revel
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“Napolitano opens a door at LAX and all one sees is a writhing mass of beetles on the floor accompanied by eating sounds and screams.”

I love this movie idea!


34 posted on 01/05/2011 1:35:40 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: xrmusn
Is ‘Indian rice’ PC? or shouldn’t it be Native-American rice?

I think it's rice from India. India Indians were called Indians before American Indians were called Indians.

35 posted on 01/05/2011 1:38:04 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: 1rudeboy

Probably not that much, really. They fly Chilean grapes into the west coast, just had some yesterday. They cost right under two bucks more for a 5 pound container from Costco as did the grapes we had been getting from Delano, California up until three weeks ago. I commented to the wife yesterday, it seems like it should cost more to air freight grapes, now rice...amazing.


36 posted on 01/05/2011 1:38:35 PM PST by bigfootbob
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To: george76

1 beetle they catch. 20,000,000 Mexican nationals, on the other hand...


37 posted on 01/05/2011 1:40:15 PM PST by Redcloak (What's your zombie plan?)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Kudzu too, but we brought that over all by ourselves.

Not so long ago, it was a southern problem. I have it on the west side of my house here in central Illinois. Relentlessly creeping northward.

38 posted on 01/05/2011 1:47:36 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion)
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To: Bartholomew Roberts

Are there box elder trees in China? I’d like to ship ‘em a few TRILLION of those *(@&# box elder bugs.


39 posted on 01/05/2011 1:52:34 PM PST by Kieri (The Conservatrarian)
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To: Grizzled Bear
I think it's rice from India. India Indians were called Indians before American Indians were called Indians.

Further classified and identified as "dot heads" and "feathers".

40 posted on 01/05/2011 1:53:44 PM PST by Graybeard58 (Don't tell Obama what comes after a trillion)
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To: 1rudeboy
I've flown bull semen, monkeys, turtles, transplant organs, missile parts, Mother Theresa, Andy Griffith, golf bags too heavy to go on the regular baggage, rolls of carpet, and the dumbest commodity ever.........Thousands of pounds of the New York Times newspaper.

But I have never flown a fungible commodity. Why would anyone? It's traded on contracts. The only possible excuse would be if it were seedstock rice, with proprietary genetics. That would make sense.

41 posted on 01/05/2011 2:01:03 PM PST by blackdog
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To: george76

Globalism’s free trade needs all the infestations of the world to infest the serfs of the banksters and limo socialist citizens of the world. We are all the lowest common demoninator of Africa, China and India now. Woo hoo! We have arrived! We are finally “diverse.”


42 posted on 01/05/2011 2:02:50 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Graybeard58

Buy a goat in May, sell it to some goat-eater in October. You won’t have a kudzu problem. You’ll shell out about $20 for the goat and sell it as a finished out meat goat for about $175. That’s a $150 gain on your kudzu problem.


43 posted on 01/05/2011 2:04:36 PM PST by blackdog
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To: beebuster2000

if they found one, 10,000 already got thru.

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Ditto and “Good enough for Government Work” also comes to mind.


44 posted on 01/05/2011 2:04:40 PM PST by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: muawiyah
I thought I'd read somewhere, maybe at the American Rice Board OR Federation - OR whatever it's called, that something like 95 percent of all rice eaten in the USA is domestically grown.

Strange to think of rice imports from Saudi Arabia.....

45 posted on 01/05/2011 2:06:11 PM PST by hennie pennie
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To: george76; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono

Maybe I'm amazed!


46 posted on 01/05/2011 2:20:03 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Allegra

47 posted on 01/05/2011 2:21:30 PM PST by New Jersey Realist (Congress doesn't care a damn about "we the people")
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To: Grizzled Bear

I think it’s rice from India. India Indians were called Indians before American Indians were called Indians.
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Please forgive me for not putting a ‘sarcasm’ mark on my message.

Thank You.


48 posted on 01/05/2011 3:26:09 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98))
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To: Grizzled Bear

I think it’s rice from India. India Indians were called Indians before American Indians were called Indians.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Please forgive me for not putting a ‘sarcasm’ mark on my message.

Thank You.


49 posted on 01/05/2011 3:31:07 PM PST by xrmusn ((6/98))
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To: blackdog

Carpe Diem?


50 posted on 01/05/2011 3:43:11 PM PST by saganite (What happens to taglines? Is there a termination date?)
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