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2022-01-24 9:42:23 AM  
Legalize everything.
 
2022-01-24 9:51:23 AM  
Half that list is China
 
2022-01-24 10:17:53 AM  
Skip past legal weed and straight to mandatory weed.
 
2022-01-24 10:25:33 AM  
Xinjiang Junggar Cotton and Linen Co.

US intelligence "reasonably indicates" the firm and its subsidiaries use convict labor to process raw cotton.


I've been assured that convicts like the opportunity to work.
 
2022-01-24 10:37:33 AM  
I didn't know you could bring Cuban cigars in now. I went to the the Dominican Republic in 2008 and bought cigars. The US customs guy was very interested in whether they were Cuban.
 
2022-01-24 10:38:07 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: Xinjiang Junggar Cotton and Linen Co.

US intelligence "reasonably indicates" the firm and its subsidiaries use convict labor to process raw cotton.

I've been assured that convicts like the opportunity to work.


It's not really that, it's just that we only like our cotton when it's chocolate-covered.

/works for Egyptian cotton, at least...
 
2022-01-24 10:46:06 AM  
Kinder Surprise (not the bullshiat, effete, dumbed-down Kinder Joy).

upload.wikimedia.orgView Full Size


And now I shall read the article.
 
2022-01-24 10:47:04 AM  
I remember the haggis one surprising me when I first heard about it. And I even tried reading more about it, but it just didn't make sense. Back in the 70s someone just said that sheep lung wasn't fit for human consumption, no reason or explanation, and that's just how it's been for the past 50 years.
 
2022-01-24 10:47:05 AM  
God German KINDER Eggs as a kid were the GOAT, had a yearly family friend who would deliver us a bunch. Kinder Joys are no where comparable.
 
2022-01-24 10:49:29 AM  

edmo: I didn't know you could bring Cuban cigars in now. I went to the the Dominican Republic in 2008 and bought cigars. The US customs guy was very interested in whether they were Cuban.


I had a Cuban on a cruise in the Caribbean.
That was far and away the least offensive stogie I ever had.
 
2022-01-24 11:12:12 AM  
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai explained the reasoning behind the vote: "There is a significant risk that the Chinese government would use China Mobile to conduct activities that would seriously jeopardise the national security, law enforcement and economic interests of the United States."

The problem with this one is that if Ajit Pai tells me what time it is I'm definitely checking a clock.

The embargo on trade with Communist Cuba has existed since 1960 and the sale of products from the country remains illegal in the US. For instance, the country's signature rum, Havana Club, which is part state-owned, is available in 210 countries, but contraband in America, though Bacardi produces a copycat drink in Puerto Rico.

I got into an argument with the wife about this; she was trying to bring back a few bottles of the stuff that we were enjoying. "We bring back liquor all the time, what's the big deal?"   "Do you have any idea how much trouble we can get into for bringing back this stuff?"   "This is so stupid"  "This is America"
 
2022-01-24 11:17:34 AM  

TheOmni: I remember the haggis one surprising me when I first heard about it. And I even tried reading more about it, but it just didn't make sense. Back in the 70s someone just said that sheep lung wasn't fit for human consumption, no reason or explanation, and that's just how it's been for the past 50 years.


You CAN bring it into the country. But when you fill out the customs form don't claim it as food.
But rather 'cultural artifact'
 
2022-01-24 11:50:16 AM  

edmo: I didn't know you could bring Cuban cigars in now. I went to the the Dominican Republic in 2008 and bought cigars. The US customs guy was very interested in whether they were Cuban.


It's a dicey game, but you can get Cubans if you look in the right places.  Back in the mid-oughts, a coworker who loves cigars found a place in Australia that sells Cuban cigars online.  He successfully bought cigars and had them shipped to him here in the U.S.  But, once he got a package that had an empty box, and no contents (the box had obviously been opened/inspected).
 
2022-01-24 12:00:42 PM  
TIL there's such a thing as vegetarian haggis.
 
2022-01-24 12:17:50 PM  
Meh. No issue with a lot of it. If anything, more Chinese firms need to be examined and banned for their practices - whether use of slave labor, IP theft or whatever.

There are good reasons for banning non-food items inside food, and there's really no way to write a regulation that says "except Kinder Suprise," though it is a shame.

I've got a big issue with the Cuba embargo, though. Ostensibly to "fight communism," our biggest trading partner is China who also is a geopolitical rival in many respects.  And yet we're holding fast on a little island nation of 11 million people, 90 miles from our shores, as if keeping them in the early 20th century by not buying cigars or rum is fighting the good fight.  It's political, of course: Florida swings presidential elections with 150,000 votes, and there are 1.5 million angry Cuban refugees and their descendants living there. So no one wants to piss them off too badly when it comes to Cuba policy. I have sympathy for families who lost everything, but can't seem to find my giveafark for whatever holding company has the paper on American Sugar getting compensated for property lost four or five generations ago.
 
2022-01-24 12:31:09 PM  
haggis and blood pudding
 
2022-01-24 12:32:32 PM  
Every item from Cuban rum down
 
2022-01-24 12:36:34 PM  
I've had Cuban cigars when visiting Canada. While flavorful, they are a bit harsh.

A high quality Dominican, for me, is the better choice.

It's been a while since I've smoked anything like that, though. Maybe my tastes have changed. It's unfortunately too expensive to 'just try' these days.
 
2022-01-24 12:42:05 PM  
if you're concerned about slave labor I have some bad news about what happens in US prisons
 
2022-01-24 12:48:03 PM  

Laobaojun: Kinder Surprise (not the bullshiat, effete, dumbed-down Kinder Joy).

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x528]

And now I shall read the article.


I see the logic in this ban.

The US government considers that toys covered with food are a choking hazard.  This makes sense, IMHO.
 
2022-01-24 12:48:34 PM  
I'm surprised to see DJI now on the list. The Kinder Egg thing was resolved long ago. And, of course, the Cuban stuff should have been released a long time ago.

/And some of these are critical depending on where you are. China Mobile offers a SIM card that bypasses the Great Firewall... but you have go through Hong Kong and pick it up on the way.
//And, if you don't already have one, also pick up a Samsung "China-only" phone and use it as a hotspot.
 
2022-01-24 12:52:41 PM  
Working in IT, I support a ban on all electronics in any way associated with China. Cuban embargo needs to end. It is a failed policy.
 
2022-01-24 12:55:04 PM  

PTP_Professor: Working in IT, I support a ban on all electronics in any way associated with China. Cuban embargo needs to end. It is a failed policy.


Never quite understood why products from one communist country that starts with C and ends with A were banned while other products from a different communist country that starts with C and ends with A were allowed and very common.
 
2022-01-24 12:57:41 PM  
All the Cuban stuff should be legal.

Also, any company that parks its assets offshore to avoid taxes should be made illegal

/I'm looking at you Apple
 
2022-01-24 1:04:57 PM  

OhioUGrad: All the Cuban stuff should be legal.

Also, any company that parks its assets offshore to avoid taxes should be made illegal

/I'm looking at you Apple


I agree with you. What year did you graduate from Ohio U? My mom used to teach there.
 
2022-01-24 1:07:03 PM  

Geotpf: Laobaojun: Kinder Surprise (not the bullshiat, effete, dumbed-down Kinder Joy).

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x528]

And now I shall read the article.

I see the logic in this ban.

The US government considers that toys covered with food are a choking hazard.  This makes sense, IMHO.


You have never handled one, have you?
The chocolate is a thin shell, making a hollow egg. The plastic container is loose inside the shell and bigger than the usual "choking risk" sizes.  This is not a choking hazard.

The rule was to protect Nestlé & Hersey from competition.

/Not sure if you are doing the Karen or just can't visualize the thing.
 
2022-01-24 1:11:13 PM  

Geotpf: PTP_Professor: Working in IT, I support a ban on all electronics in any way associated with China. Cuban embargo needs to end. It is a failed policy.

Never quite understood why products from one communist country that starts with C and ends with A were banned while other products from a different communist country that starts with C and ends with A were allowed and very common.


If there were a large contingent of expatriates that promised to always and forever vote for one political party in exchange for a permanent embargo against the country they were forced to leave, I bet the political will to cut off that supply of goods would appear.
 
2022-01-24 1:33:39 PM  

PTP_Professor: OhioUGrad: All the Cuban stuff should be legal.

Also, any company that parks its assets offshore to avoid taxes should be made illegal

/I'm looking at you Apple

I agree with you. What year did you graduate from Ohio U? My mom used to teach there.


2008
 
2022-01-24 1:34:57 PM  

OhioUGrad: PTP_Professor: OhioUGrad: All the Cuban stuff should be legal.

Also, any company that parks its assets offshore to avoid taxes should be made illegal

/I'm looking at you Apple

I agree with you. What year did you graduate from Ohio U? My mom used to teach there.

2008


Ah....she stopped teaching there in 85 or 86.

/I'm feeling old now
 
2022-01-24 1:44:48 PM  

PTP_Professor: OhioUGrad: PTP_Professor: OhioUGrad: All the Cuban stuff should be legal.

Also, any company that parks its assets offshore to avoid taxes should be made illegal

/I'm looking at you Apple

I agree with you. What year did you graduate from Ohio U? My mom used to teach there.

2008

Ah....she stopped teaching there in 85 or 86.

/I'm feeling old now


Still shows that you have a cool family when you have a family member that taught there!
 
2022-01-24 2:04:29 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai explained the reasoning behind the vote: "There is a significant risk that the Chinese government would use China Mobile to conduct activities that would seriously jeopardise the national security, law enforcement and economic interests of the United States."

The problem with this one is that if Ajit Pai tells me what time it is I'm definitely checking a clock.

The embargo on trade with Communist Cuba has existed since 1960 and the sale of products from the country remains illegal in the US. For instance, the country's signature rum, Havana Club, which is part state-owned, is available in 210 countries, but contraband in America, though Bacardi produces a copycat drink in Puerto Rico.

I got into an argument with the wife about this; she was trying to bring back a few bottles of the stuff that we were enjoying. "We bring back liquor all the time, what's the big deal?"   "Do you have any idea how much trouble we can get into for bringing back this stuff?"   "This is so stupid"  "This is America"


Did you kick her into a pit, slow motion-like?
 
2022-01-24 2:08:47 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: Did you kick her into a pit, slow motion-like?


Metaphorically, I suppose - I claimed the window seat for the flight home.
 
2022-01-24 2:10:35 PM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: hoodiowithtudio: Did you kick her into a pit, slow motion-like?

Metaphorically, I suppose - I claimed the window seat for the flight home.


THIS...IS...'MERCA!
 
2022-01-24 2:16:39 PM  

Laobaojun: Geotpf: Laobaojun: Kinder Surprise (not the bullshiat, effete, dumbed-down Kinder Joy).

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x528]

And now I shall read the article.

I see the logic in this ban.

The US government considers that toys covered with food are a choking hazard.  This makes sense, IMHO.

You have never handled one, have you?
The chocolate is a thin shell, making a hollow egg. The plastic container is loose inside the shell and bigger than the usual "choking risk" sizes.  This is not a choking hazard.

The rule was to protect Nestlé & Hersey from competition.

/Not sure if you are doing the Karen or just can't visualize the thing.


Even if it is designed in such a way so that it's not a choking hazard, it is impossible to write a law that bans this type of thing that is a choking hazard yet allows the Kinder Surprise.

/and, yes, I've never handled one
//since they are banned in the country I live in
 
2022-01-24 2:30:47 PM  
Hikvision

They already have the Senate and Supreme Court, thanks.
 
2022-01-24 4:18:08 PM  
I see no need for the Cuban Embargo to remain in place.

The Kinder Candies ban is stupid.

The Chinese and Russian bans need to be periodically reviewed, but they should stay in place for now.
 
2022-01-24 4:19:25 PM  
Oh, and if you know a good Halal butcher, he can deal with your Haggis needs.
 
2022-01-24 5:28:48 PM  

Geotpf: Laobaojun: Geotpf: Laobaojun: Kinder Surprise (not the bullshiat, effete, dumbed-down Kinder Joy).

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x528]

And now I shall read the article.

I see the logic in this ban.

The US government considers that toys covered with food are a choking hazard.  This makes sense, IMHO.

You have never handled one, have you?
The chocolate is a thin shell, making a hollow egg. The plastic container is loose inside the shell and bigger than the usual "choking risk" sizes.  This is not a choking hazard.

The rule was to protect Nestlé & Hersey from competition.

/Not sure if you are doing the Karen or just can't visualize the thing.

Even if it is designed in such a way so that it's not a choking hazard, it is impossible to write a law that bans this type of thing that is a choking hazard yet allows the Kinder Surprise.

/and, yes, I've never handled one
//since they are banned in the country I live in


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2022-01-24 5:52:33 PM  
Yeah, Pegasus is banned in the US.

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2022-01-24 7:01:24 PM  

Geotpf: Laobaojun: Geotpf: Laobaojun: Kinder Surprise (not the bullshiat, effete, dumbed-down Kinder Joy).

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x528]

And now I shall read the article.

I see the logic in this ban.

The US government considers that toys covered with food are a choking hazard.  This makes sense, IMHO.

You have never handled one, have you?
The chocolate is a thin shell, making a hollow egg. The plastic container is loose inside the shell and bigger than the usual "choking risk" sizes.  This is not a choking hazard.

The rule was to protect Nestlé & Hersey from competition.

/Not sure if you are doing the Karen or just can't visualize the thing.

Even if it is designed in such a way so that it's not a choking hazard, it is impossible to write a law that bans this type of thing that is a choking hazard yet allows the Kinder Surprise.

/and, yes, I've never handled one
//since they are banned in the country I live in


I never understood the law. Kinder eggs are very popular here in canada, and generally we have similar health and safety laws.

It's not that different from toys in cereal boxes. You'd have to be a special level of stupid to eat the toy. Easier to not notice the wrapper than to miss the toy
 
2022-01-24 8:10:36 PM  
Everything from China. Even if it's a US company, if it's made in China it needs banned.
 
2022-01-24 8:41:48 PM  

montreal_medic: You'd have to be a special level of stupid to eat the toy.


Being a special level of stupid is America's speciality.
 
2022-01-24 9:37:08 PM  

montreal_medic: Geotpf: Laobaojun: Geotpf: Laobaojun: Kinder Surprise (not the bullshiat, effete, dumbed-down Kinder Joy).

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x528]

And now I shall read the article.

I see the logic in this ban.

The US government considers that toys covered with food are a choking hazard.  This makes sense, IMHO.

You have never handled one, have you?
The chocolate is a thin shell, making a hollow egg. The plastic container is loose inside the shell and bigger than the usual "choking risk" sizes.  This is not a choking hazard.

The rule was to protect Nestlé & Hersey from competition.

/Not sure if you are doing the Karen or just can't visualize the thing.

Even if it is designed in such a way so that it's not a choking hazard, it is impossible to write a law that bans this type of thing that is a choking hazard yet allows the Kinder Surprise.

/and, yes, I've never handled one
//since they are banned in the country I live in

I never understood the law. Kinder eggs are very popular here in canada, and generally we have similar health and safety laws.

It's not that different from toys in cereal boxes. You'd have to be a special level of stupid to eat the toy. Easier to not notice the wrapper than to miss the toy


We have more lawyers than Csnada.
 
2022-01-24 11:08:08 PM  
Has anyone here ever had haggis? I would like to try it. Once.
 
Ant
2022-01-25 12:05:18 AM  
Give us the farking Kinder eggs already! The real ones, not the stupid ones that were made to stop litigious American morons from asphyxiating on a plastic capsule!
 
Ant
2022-01-25 12:17:11 AM  

BretMavrik: The Kinder Egg thing was resolved long ago.


No it wasn't. Kinder Joy is not a satisfactory resolution.
 
Ant
2022-01-25 12:20:59 AM  

Geotpf: Laobaojun: Kinder Surprise (not the bullshiat, effete, dumbed-down Kinder Joy).

[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x528]

And now I shall read the article.

I see the logic in this ban.

The US government considers that toys covered with food are a choking hazard.  This makes sense, IMHO.


What kind of kid can shove an entire Kinder Surprise Egg in their mouth and swallow it whole? That's the only way you could accidentally choke on the toy.
 
2022-01-25 6:36:20 AM  

MusicMakeMyHeadPound: FCC Chairman Ajit Pai explained the reasoning behind the vote: "There is a significant risk that the Chinese government would use China Mobile to conduct activities that would seriously jeopardise the national security, law enforcement and economic interests of the United States."

The problem with this one is that if Ajit Pai tells me what time it is I'm definitely checking a clock.


I believe that concern you have is overwhelmed by the general principle of "Don't trust China.  China is asshoe."
 
2022-01-25 7:50:47 AM  
Scottish Haggis shouldn't be banned in the US, it should be banned everywhere, including Scotland.
 
2022-01-25 9:59:52 AM  

dittybopper: I believe that concern you have is overwhelmed by the general principle of "Don't trust China.  China is asshoe."


Yeah. You believe a lot of things and almost all of them are silly.
 
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