Re: Who is the spokesperson in the US
- The government revenue is only half the picture. In my state when
some wineries wanted to start distilling and sell samples on sight it
was the huge lobbying effort from the established distributers that
killed the bill. Although in a neighboring state they did not fight
it and it and it passed and the distributers there have noticed
nothing. The ones in our state have stated in public forums that they
don't want to open up a small hole now for big potential losses later.
For a newspaper summary.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Harry" <gnikomson2000@...>
> --- In email@example.com, "sonum norbu" <blanik@>
> > Hmmmm a good point, but shiners have been around for many years
> before the manipulation of the public by politicians for much
> than the WTC/pentagon attacks. Taxation/excise must surely comeThomas
> into the equation somewhere.
> > blanik
> There's no doubt that tax plays a part. But New Zealand has been
> legal (distilling) for 10 years and they aren't suffering lost
> revenue or breakdown of society. Quite the contrary.
> It's all about CONTROL.
> Taxation and penalties is just another control weapon. Al Capone
> found that out when they couldn't get him any other way.
> The old shiners didn't have the internet for rapid dissemination of
> info. We do. The controlling authorities (Govt's, Law enforcement
> etc.) really blew it. They ignored the rise of the personal
> computer and internet communication as just another fad. They
> followed the flawed statement by Tom Watson...
> "I think there is a world market for maybe five computers."
> Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943
> Computers proved to be very hard to wiretap and still are (unlike
> Control was lost, and they've been trying ever since to regain it.
> When authorities lose control, they get very antzy.
> regards Harry