US ban on Iranian pistachios helps Ca...

US ban on Iranian pistachios helps Calif. farmers

There are 15 comments on the The News Tribune story from Sep 29, 2010, titled US ban on Iranian pistachios helps Calif. farmers. In it, The News Tribune reports that:

California farmers may be the big beneficiaries of a U.S. ban on Iranian pistachios that began Wednesday.

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Ron Locke

Chico, CA

#1 Sep 29, 2010
Well, Hell. Remember when all pistachios came from Iran. They'd been died red and turned your mouth and fingers red real quick.

Since: Jan 08

New York, NY

#2 Sep 29, 2010
nothing wrong with helping your own farmers

many countries do that, some openly and some not
Buy American

Fremont, CA

#3 Sep 29, 2010
This is what we need more of, government action that protects our own economic interests.

We're flooded with cheap imports that are cheap for two reasons: 1) low quality, 2) low wages. This is allowed because free trade is somehow a good thing for us.

That's a load of hooey, I say! The reason that all of those companies moved their factories (and jobs) out of the USA is that they could make more money by locating their production elsewhere, in places that don't have things like safety regulations and a decent wage. Then, they ship their crap back here for us to buy. The end result? We lose jobs, and end up with a trade deficit, all so that people can buy cheap foreign crap.

We need to put import tariffs on many if not all imports of products made by companies located outside of the USA, to make it less attractive for companies to do this. Other countries have figured it out, and do this exact thing to bolster their own economies.

Set a minimum percentage (60%?) of administration and production that must be in the USA for a company to be considered an American company and avoid the tariff.

The end result? More money in our coffers, more jobs within our borders, more American products in American stores. In other words, a stronger economy.

Globalism is not helping us. It's dragging us down to the level of most of the rest of the world. We used to be on top for a reason -- we put America first, and took pride in making quality products. We need to go back to that philosophy if we are going to be great again.
Nuts from Iran

San Rafael, CA

#4 Sep 29, 2010
Now that's what I been craving for so long.
Bob

Mill Valley, CA

#5 Sep 29, 2010
Gosh.....old Uncle Shaftstein doing something to help the farmers in his own country for a change....that's damned White of him.
Bob

Mill Valley, CA

#6 Sep 29, 2010
The motivation for this was far more to hurt Iran than to help the American farmer...the latter was just a most likely unintended by-product

“First take log out of own eye ”

Since: Jan 07

Defender of Islamic Iran

#7 Sep 29, 2010
This cements America as the dumbest nation on earth.
The rhetoric has always been that these are targeted sanctions against the Iranian government yet this targets the rural community of Iran where the government has greatest support.
This action will strengthen resolve against the criminal US.

Not to fear for there are plenty of markets for Iranian goods.

Israel importing Iranian pistachios
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-369...
Despite Iran's attitude towards Israel, it holds strong commercial ties with the Jewish state, in the form of export of its fine pistachio nuts to Israel through Turkey.
Ron Locke

Chico, CA

#8 Sep 29, 2010
Bob wrote:
The motivation for this was far more to hurt Iran than to help the American farmer...the latter was just a most likely unintended by-product
Well, why don't you just go ahead and state the obvious?
Ron Locke

Chico, CA

#9 Sep 29, 2010
pjam2825 wrote:
This cements America as the dumbest nation on earth.
The rhetoric has always been that these are targeted sanctions against the Iranian government yet this targets the rural community of Iran where the government has greatest support.
This action will strengthen resolve against the criminal US.
Not to fear for there are plenty of markets for Iranian goods.
Israel importing Iranian pistachios
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-369...
Despite Iran's attitude towards Israel, it holds strong commercial ties with the Jewish state, in the form of export of its fine pistachio nuts to Israel through Turkey.
IRAN, the Greatest Nuclear Power on the Face of the Earth; built on the back of their Pastachio farms, too.
Anonymous

AOL

#10 Sep 29, 2010
American pitachio nuts are made of cancer causing senthatic faiber ,EAT IT.
Irania pitachio is YAMI , American is YAKI ...
Isral is one of the major Iranian Pitachio nuts buyer and re exporter ..... An average Israeli consume half ton of pitachio per annum.
joker

Rosemead, CA

#11 Sep 30, 2010
pjam is a lover of the sand dwellers. but how far will his love go. will it become physical?why doesnt he move to iran
joker

Rosemead, CA

#12 Sep 30, 2010
i think iran is the dumbest nation ever in history
rick hunter

Rosemead, CA

#13 Sep 30, 2010
I dont think the women there are having such a great time
steve

Rosemead, CA

#14 Sep 30, 2010
whats so great about being raped by an old man every day

Since: Jul 07

Norfolk, VA

#15 Sep 30, 2010
steve wrote:
whats so great about being raped by an old man every day
it worked for monica lewinski...

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