Discussion in 'Current Events' started by stevethrower, Jul 23, 2011.
I'm confused. So are these a combination of a variety of fines and not just a standalone fine?
good, hope he goes out of business
filthy wetbacks should be shot
I guess he didn't pay off the right people.
I guess he is going to be a stand alone grower till the heat blows over.
good, i'm glad they got fucked, nice to see the government actually doing something i can support
Fucking Monsanto ratted him out for not using the GMO seeds on his farm, amirite Kirk!
Nope, if you use any kind of Monsanto seeds without their permission they sue you.
Please stop hijacking every fucking thread. Its fucking tired already.
This is 100% true, along with DeKalb and a lot other seed providers. This is because the seeds have been genetically enhanced, which is not cheap and they are trying to make sure they get a return on their investment. So if you grow a field full of Monsanto corn, you can't keep part of the corn to reseed your field the next year. You must buy the seed. Hence, some very hardcore watching of farms.
What I don't get is how it's such a big conspiracy. If you spent $100,000,000 developing a corn that is resistant to illness and pests, wouldn't you be opposed to releasing the seeds for one season, making zero profit???
Oh, and good. Hire Americans to pick your fucking blooberrys or pay a huge fine and pick them yourself. A lot of agriculture was picked by Americans long before Jose Burrito and his amigos started piling into this country.
up until the 50's -60's Americans picked all the fruit and veggies
out here in Kalifornia, during the dust bowl era all the Okies came out here and did farm labor
watch the movie Grapes of Wrath
I think they even put it out in book form
Well someone already took the stand alone joke, so I'm out.
Yeah, things looked awesome for them back then.
We all know there is a certain minority population of people that were quite good at working in the fields with their hands. But this time, they will be paid for their labors and can take pride in feeding the country, instead of being fed by it.
Not having a sarcasm font, makes me an angry boy.
it was called "manning up"
they did what they had to do to survive
Well then get out there and arrest an illegal, then proceed to pistol whip the shit out of him(using a phone book for padding so as not to leave any evidence of course), after that, you shouldn't have a sad anymore.
But Americans aren't going to work for 3$ an hour.
Well in a month or so they move up north to harvest Maine potatoes... so moar fines... prob not... as those are typically not company farms...
No one but beaners want to pick fruit for minimum wage. It's hot you work long hours and get covered in insects.
paying that fine is cheaper than paying some "American" asshole that sticks his paw into a machine and gets it cut off. grind up a beener? toss him into the fertilizer tank and keep on picking.
Exactly. "Cost of doing business". The $100,000 is small potatoes compared to the cost of minimum wage, benefits and UI required to hire Americans to do this work. But let the free market decide. Continue to offer the $1 heads of lettuce, next to the $5 heads of "fair trade" lettuce and let people vote with their wallets.
This is pretty common in every industry right now. Every federal agency that can target businesses to levy fines is doing it. There's at least 30 oil companies off the top of my head that have been hit with mostly bullshit fines in the neighborhood of $150k recently, most have settled for $5k or so. They're literally just out fund raising, most of the time there hasn't even been ANY wrong-doing, it's just more expensive to fight the charges than settle for the essential bribe.
I am so tired of this argument. Stop acting like the growers are a bunch of do-gooders that are only hiring illegals instead of Americans because they dont want us paying $5 for lettuce. They are not hiring illegals and then passing the savings on to us, they are just doing it to make more money for themselves. If lettuce was already $5 they would still be having illegals pick it because its more money for them.
I bet if they hired Americans to do the job they could still make a profit, just not as much. I am sure the produce industry wouldn't dry up and die if they had to *gasp* hire Americans. So stop acting like these growers are doing us a favor by hiring illegals.
americans arnt going to do the work. they are fat spoiled and lazy. they would rather sit around and collect unemployment or welfare than bust there asses picking fruit. if they rounded up all the fat lazy spooks that are waiting in line for there checks and dumped them in a field and told them to pick tomatoes 90% of them would file workman's comp claims for bad backs hurt knees and broken nails and hair extensions that fell out i blame unions.