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reply to post by Realtruth
I only have a few words for this madness. Too many people working for the government trying to justify their worthless positions.
Originally posted by RainDog
reply to post by JibbyJedi
Yup. It's for real. What's next? Are they gonna raid every music shop in the U.S. that sells Gibson guitars?
Howabout criminal charges against everyone that owns one! I think this is a clear example of the government being out of control. Some laws are just useless.
SHIELDING THE GIANT: USDA’s “Don’t Look, Don’t Know” Policy
This investigative report, as part of an ongoing series on corporate and government accountability, was
researched and written by GAP Legal Director, Tom Devine.
...USDA aggressively enforced a “do not look, do not tell” noninterference policy with the giant firm.This allowed the agency to remain officially ignorant of facts that could create a conflict with ConAgra, or expose the government’s own Seal of Approval as wholesome on tainted ConAgra beef. But it meant the government was sealing a cover up. It left the public ignorant of and vulnerable to ongoing shipments of government-approved, tainted meat. This occurred while USDA was using HACCP to place Montana Quality Foods [WHISTLEBLOWER] under tighter surveillance than any other plant in the beef industry.
GAP's investigation to date has reviewed thousands of pages of documentary evidence, and produced affidavits and interviews with whistleblowers from industry, and throughout USDA's organizational chain of command from the front lines to agency management...
The composite lesson learned is fundamental: Secrecy enforced by repression is a food safety hazard. In the absence of safe reliable channels for full disclosure, Americans will have to live with deadly food poisoning threats.... Four children died and 500 consumers were hospitalized in the outbreak, from eating hamburgers made from ground beef approved as wholesome by USDA...
Originally posted by Shamatt
I expect this has less to do with the wood, and more to do with something or someone at Gibson. It stinks of politics. I wonder what has been going on behind the scenes? Does Gibson support the "wrong" political party? Did Fender tip off the DOJ?
employees describe the corporate culture of Gibson as "The Worst Ever," and complain about the company's turnover rate. A specific vitriol is reserved for senior management and Gibson CEO Henry E. Juszkiewicz in particular
other big companies like Yamaha and Roland only have one or two user-submitted reviews. Gibson enjoys twenty-seven reviews, and they each seem to touch on the same negative aspects of the company–namely, "HJ."
"On February 25, 2009, in a reference to the potential long term solution, [he] wrote…that the company Maderas Barber 'has been in the business a long time and may be able to help begin some legitimate harvests. Mr. [Roger] Thunam on the other hand should now be able to supply Nagel with all the rosewood and ebony for the grey market,'"
Until the investigation has been concluded, Henry E. Juszkiewicz, CEO and Chairman of Gibson Guitar Corporation, has taken a leave of absence as a board member of the Rainforest Alliance.
It was the first federal law protecting wildlife, although today it is primarily used to prevent the importation or spread of potentially dangerous non-native species.
The Lacey Act also makes it unlawful to import, export, transport, sell, receive, acquire, or purchase in interstate or foreign commerce any plant in violation of the laws of the United States, a State, an Indian tribe, or any foreign law that protects plants.