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Thread #139936   Message #3214764
Posted By: pdq
29-Aug-11 - 05:46 PM
Thread Name: Who will stand up: Feds Raid Gibson Guitar Factory
Subject: RE: Who will stand up: Feds Raid Gibson Guitar Factory
As far as I can tell, this flap is not about the fact that Ebony some Rosewood species are rare in nature.

The story seems to be about the thickness of some pieces of Ebony.

The Indian government has numerous laws that keep raw logs from being exported.

They want all the jobs of felling, curing and milling wood to stay in India and keep as many people employed as possible.

Seems some of the Ebony pieces are 10 mm thick instead of the maximum allowed 6 mm.

Oh, the humanity!

This is an excuse to make the public think our bloated government is essential.

It ain't.