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The Coming Environmental Battles

nimh2 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 8:57 AM
Look at what happened to Gibson Guitar . . . they were raided for political reasons . . . their wood was all LEGAL under the country of origin . . . compare that with Martin Guitar . . . both companies use the same tonewoods . . . one is harrassed . . . WHY??
Daniel982 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 9:55 AM
j349 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 9:13 AM
Not sure about Martin, but I know why Fender was NOT raided. It's a union shop. Gibson is non-union.

The United States is now Balkanized into five distinct voting blocs, says Joel Kotkin. Other political analysts see the nation bifurcating along “makers” and “takers” lines, while still others say 50.6% of the popular vote is hardly a mandate. In any event, when American voters reelected President Obama, they also returned his EPA, Interior, Energy and Justice Departments, and their wide-ranging agenda for “fundamentally transforming” our nation.

This won’t mean just Obamacare, higher taxes on businesses and families, rampant spending, and tens of thousands of pages of new regulations. It will also bring more disputes over energy and environmental...