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Gibson: Feds Want Guitar Woodwork Done by Foreign Labor
foxnews.com ^ | 9/02/11 | Judson Berger

Posted on 09/02/2011 8:01:23 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Gibson Guitar Corp. is claiming the Obama administration wants more of its woodwork done overseas, as a bizarre battle heats up between the government and one of the country's most renowned guitar makers.

The dispute started in 2009, when federal agents raided the company over suspect wood shipments from Madagascar. Gibson took that case to court but has denounced the administration with a vengeance after agents returned late last month to raid several Gibson factories -- this time out of concern that Indian export laws had been violated.

In an interview earlier this week, CEO Henry Juszkiewicz claimed that the U.S. government even suggested Gibson's troubles would disappear if the company used foreign labor.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: gibson; gibsonguitar; obama; september2011; shakedown; thuggery
OBAMA SHAKEDOWN.

This should be shouted from the housetops.

1 posted on 09/02/2011 8:01:29 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
First is was with Boeing were the government telling them where they can and can not build planes, and now it's the government telling Gibson how to build guitars.
Tyrannical government
2 posted on 09/02/2011 8:04:45 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
In an interview earlier this week, CEO Henry Juszkiewicz claimed that the U.S. government even suggested Gibson's troubles would disappear if the company used foreign labor.

Got to be union inspired. Screw Americans if they aren't socialists.

3 posted on 09/02/2011 8:06:25 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: American Constitutionalist

This one is so easy to understand, though.

Shout it from the housetops.


4 posted on 09/02/2011 8:07:16 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I agree 100%. Americans need to be shown the significance of what has happened here. This is not the way America is supposed to be. This is a major screwup by the Soetoro regime. IMHO.


5 posted on 09/02/2011 8:09:22 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Coming November 2012 - The End of an Error.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
The word around here is they're big donors to the Republican Party. But that doesn't make sense because most guitar types are to the left of left, maybe not the mfg end of it.

They took all the wood, ebony for the fret piece, effectively shutting them down.

6 posted on 09/02/2011 8:11:00 PM PDT by Aliska
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Pay DNC, join SEIU, problem solved. Or, shoot back.

We live in Russia now, without rules. Unbridled marxism.


7 posted on 09/02/2011 8:11:02 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

It is part of Obama’s jobs plan, new jobs overseas.


8 posted on 09/02/2011 8:13:45 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I’ve posted this story, five different accounts of it, on my FACEBOOK page.

It is up to US to make sure our friends know this crap is going on, because the MSM will not report it.

If we fail because we are too lazy or cowardly or indifferent, shame on us.


9 posted on 09/02/2011 8:16:01 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Of course our brave leaders, men like Boehner and McConnell, will speak up against this tyranny.

Oh, I forgot, those fat worthless idiots are part of the tyrannical government complex.


10 posted on 09/02/2011 8:25:26 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Aliska

About the only thing ‘left’ about me is I play guitar left-handed.

There’s Ted Nugent, who’s been using Gibson for his whole career. Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Ronnie James Dio (RIP)...


11 posted on 09/02/2011 8:34:49 PM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Bull$h!t ! Outsourcing of jobs in the tech industry has been going on for more than 10 years ! Sad ting, it is politically incorrect to talk bad about the outsourcing to India and H1B’s !


12 posted on 09/02/2011 8:35:59 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Why is the U.S. Department of Justice seeking to enforce an Indian export law, one presumably passed by the Indian legislature, and not the U.S. Congress?


13 posted on 09/02/2011 8:42:01 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: wastedyears; Aliska
> About the only thing ‘left’ about me is I play guitar left-handed. There’s Ted Nugent, who’s been using Gibson for his whole career. Alice Cooper, Bruce Dickinson, Ronnie James Dio (RIP)...

Likewise. I've played Gibson guitars almost exclusively for 45 years. Just bought a used Les Paul Custom (Black Beauty) a few months ago.

FUBO

14 posted on 09/02/2011 8:42:15 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I hope they fight to the Supremes on this.


15 posted on 09/02/2011 8:42:20 PM PDT by bboop (Stealth Tutor)
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To: dayglored; wastedyears

Oh, oops, the “likewise” was about playing Gibsons. I’m right-handed. :)


16 posted on 09/02/2011 8:43:16 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

As is most everybody.


17 posted on 09/02/2011 8:44:11 PM PDT by wastedyears (Of course you realize, this means war.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Great campaign issue. “If elected, I’ll work to save American jobs, even if they’re guitar makers”.


18 posted on 09/02/2011 8:48:05 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: CORedneck

“Bull$h!t ! Outsourcing of jobs in the tech industry has been going on for more than 10 years ! “

What about this story is “BS.” Are you defending this?


19 posted on 09/02/2011 8:52:08 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: Aliska
But that doesn't make sense because most guitar types are to the left of left

THIS GIBSON PLAYER WOULD BEG TO DIFFER...


20 posted on 09/02/2011 9:06:53 PM PDT by Right Brother
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To: Aliska

http://www.redstate.com/aglanon/2011/08/31/doj-advises-gibson-guitar-to-export-labor/

In an interview with KMJ AM’s “The Chris Daniel Show,” Juszkiewicz revealed some startling information.
CHRIS DANIEL: Mr. Juszkiewicz, did an agent of the US government suggest to you that your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of American labor?

HENRY JUSZKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that in a pleading.

CHRIS DANIEL: Excuse me?

HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that it a pleading.

CHRIS DANIEL: That your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of our labor?

HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: Yes

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In the comments section:

Thursday, September 1st at 9:28PM EDT (link)
They’ve basically said ” get out before something bad happens, if you know what we mean”since Gibson donates to Republicans. The competition Martin, gives to Democrats.
They both use wood from the same certified suppliers as stated by the Gibson CEO during an interview on Glen Becks radio show this morning.
Gibson was also raided last year and a million dollars worth of rosewood and ebony were siezed and held though no charges have been filed.
This is just another example of Chicago style political thuggery from this two
bit little dictator-in-chief.


21 posted on 09/02/2011 9:14:23 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: Aliska

“The word around here is they’re big donors to the Republican Party.”

It’s my guess that “who you donated to” is the reason for the suits the DOJ is filing right now. This IS the Chicago mafia; it’s taken over the U.S. We need to boot them out. Impeachment would be better than waiting til November of 2012!


22 posted on 09/02/2011 9:21:28 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: Aliska

Obama: “Reward your friends, punish your enemies.”


23 posted on 09/02/2011 9:47:27 PM PDT by fullchroma
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To: Aliska

I’m a righty and I use a Fender, Taylor and have used an Ovation many years ago. My next one in going to be an acoustic baritone 6 string, but I’m gonna have to donate a kidney, lung and maybe an eye.


24 posted on 09/02/2011 9:54:29 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Gibson donates to republicans and Martin donates to demonrats. Both use identical woods from the same places.
This is the second time Gibson has been raided in two years.
They still haven’t gotten the wood back seized in the first and no charges have been filed. If this isn’t blatant political buggery, I’ve never seen it.


25 posted on 09/02/2011 10:13:36 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

May our enemies use these guitar strings to strangle every liberal in this country when they come and take it over.


26 posted on 09/02/2011 10:20:02 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: MestaMachine

That was me. I just put up about gthe same thing here. I’ve worked there and I play Gibson’s and Epiphones. I’ve screamed[politely in e-mail form] to all of my reps and have gotten a verbal deer in the headlights reply from most.
This is but one more briquette on the grill of searing anger for me.


27 posted on 09/02/2011 10:20:06 PM PDT by WePledge (Ich werde fur immer ein Hollenhund werden. Semper Fidelis)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

Why is O’Really or Hannity not on this like white on rice?.. or black on mold?..


28 posted on 09/02/2011 10:54:18 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: WePledge

No one seems to be taking this seriously. It’s *only* guitars. I mean, who gives a damn about guitars except hippies and dope smokers? THAT’S the problem. Perception.
The broadcasters and talk radio honchos are still the elites. They do not see this as a political hit. So what do we do?
We got to get someone to pay attention. Where are the high profile guys like Nugent? does he even know this is happening?


29 posted on 09/02/2011 11:46:46 PM PDT by MestaMachine (Bovina Sancta!)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

How dare this guy try to make a profit by givving Americans jobs!!


30 posted on 09/03/2011 4:24:23 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Aliska
most guitar types are to the left of left

There are a whole lot of country guitar folks who are far from left of left.

31 posted on 09/03/2011 4:27:03 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I wonder what the Dixie Chicks think of this!


32 posted on 09/03/2011 4:57:57 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: Right Wing Assault; All
There are a whole lot of country guitar folks who are far from left of left.

Shouldn't have made a blanket statement, as I intuited when I wrote that there are probably exceptions. I'm not big into country music but am music in general and musical instruments.

The other points some are shocking it's come down to where we are now. I worry about it a lot, just don't say much.

33 posted on 09/03/2011 6:49:30 AM PDT by Aliska
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To: MestaMachine

Our local talk radio was all over it yesterday. That’s how I knew about it until this thread.


34 posted on 09/03/2011 6:51:46 AM PDT by Aliska
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To: hosepipe
Why is O’Really or Hannity not on this like white on rice?.. or black on mold?..

This story needs to explode. Most Americans have only a passing familiarity with the Gibson brand. Even fewer have had the pleasure of owning a Gibson guitar (they ain't cheap). This is a perfect example of Obama's war on American jobs. No spin is necessary. Shutting down an iconic American manufacturer for imagined violations of Indian laws and then telling them that their troubles would go away if they outsourced their labor is something that needs to be shouted from the rooftops. Every American, guitar player or not, needs to understand what is going on here.

35 posted on 09/03/2011 6:58:11 AM PDT by Drew68 (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

http://www.gibson.com/en-us/Lifestyle/Features/protest-rockers-0823-2011/
(From Gibson’s website)

The Top 10 Protest Rockers: Springsteen, U2, The Clash, Lennon, Dylan…


Wonder when our brave troubadors will interrupt their concerts to protest this particular injustice......


36 posted on 09/03/2011 7:02:40 AM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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