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Re: [OT]Peperoni

From: Brian Burger <yh728@v...>
Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2004 23:53:56 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Re: [OT]Peperoni

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 wrote:

> Gee sounds like my birth state ( __was__  home, Sigh)  - California -
> you have any Citrus Fruit?"

<grin> This brings back childhood memories; my grandparents have an RV
most summers we'd go off on long road trips with them. I'm specifically
remembering stopping in southern Oregon several times to finish off the
citrus in the rig - this was within sight of the Calif. border, mind

I figure the California citrus thing for a scam, anyway. The first thing
we did when we got into the state proper was to buy more fruit - thus
keeping those California orchards profitable. Forget biological/pest
reasons; it's a marketing ploy!

Australia could well have legit bio worries - but California? Doubt it!


> On Sun, 25 Jan 2004 23:09:03 +1100 "Alan and Carmel Brain"
> <> writes:
> >From: "Allan Goodall" <>
> >
> >> They see _so_ many people trying to get away with something, from
> >> something as innocuous as trying to slip in illegal pepperoni, to
> >> something serious as coming in with forged documents.
> >
> >That's a difference in culture. In Australia, someone coming in with
> >forged documents is of relatively minor concern - at worst they're Al
> >Qaeda
> >types who are out to kill at most a few thousand people.
> >
> >But a stick of peperoni could well be carrying any number of
> >foreign diseases, which could wreck a large part of our agricultural
> >sector, and thus cost us billions. AQIS (the Australian Quarantine
> >and Inspection Service) doesn't get too upset if an additional Kilo
> >of heroin gets in, it's the produce that they're really after.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
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