It seems the Federal Thugs, in the name of Loving Your Fatherland “National Security” are getting ready to destroy the Pacific Northwest Cherry industry. I know, sounds crazy doesn’t? Cherries are a National Security threat to the Fatherland?
WENATCHEE, Wash. — Washington tree fruit companies are anxiously awaiting a new Homeland Security rule that they say could disrupt about $60 million worth of cherry exports next season. The new rule from the Transportation Security Administration will detail how boxes of cherries must be be screened for security threats.
Cherries are the new suitcase nukes folks. That’s right, a myth.
Under a law implementing recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, TSA must make sure half of the cargo on passenger planes is screened for bombs or other security threats, starting this February, Powers said. “The logistics of screening at an airport by freight forwarders is very difficult to imagine because there isn’t an approved screening device that can handle a full pallet” of boxed cherries, Powers told The Wenatchee World
Call me crazy but, doesn’t this all sound,well, crazy? We are talking about our Federal Overlords, so I don’t put anything past them anymore. But to destroy a industry in the name of Loving Your Fatherland National Security is insane.
It would be impractical to put all the cherries on cargo planes or ships, Powers said. And trying to sell all the cherries domestically would be an “unmitigated disaster,” he said. “We’ve never sold it all on the domestic market,” he said. “We need exports to keep prices strong.”
Damn you money making company’s!! We need to protect the Fatherland. You will obey everything the Fuhrer tells you, in the name of National Security. And remember, the Terrorist Will Win, if you sell these Cherries.