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Re: [Aroid-l] Shipping plants into Arizona UPDATE

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Shipping plants into Arizona UPDATE
  • From: Chipboy5399@cs.com
  • Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2005 06:52:36 -0500

    One of my packages going overseas  just in an unmarked box was intercepted at customs adn I only got a post cadd informing me it was destroyed adn that it is bla bla bla  about exporting plants.



hermine <hermine@endangeredspecies.com> wrote:

>At 07:49 PM 2/15/05, Ken Mosher wrote:
>
>>I guess my only question is, "Does AZ intercept U.S. Post Office mail and 
>>inspect the packages? I do believe that would be a federal crime and land 
>>someone in prison."
>
>
>naaaah, that is not how the post office works.
>HOWEVER
>the paranoia between rival citrus states has spawned a nightmare of 
>phytosanitary hooplah, but truckloads of landscape materials pass 
>uninspected through certain roads, between California and Arizona, all the 
>time.
>
>
>>How would AZ know if someone shipped tubers to an address in the state? I 
>>am not likely to emblazon "LIVE PLANTS" on the outside of the box!
>
>
>well, if you knowingly ship stuff which is required to have documented 
>health inspection over state lines, you are in deep yogurt if they find 
>you. federal flavour. you are required to label such things and to have the 
>appropriate documents.
>
>
>>-Ken Mosher (the annoyed libertarian who doesn't really care what AZ wants)
>
>
>I am almost an anarchist, but i do not want to wear an orange jumpsuit over 
>a couple of tubers. If the time comes, i will do the sacrifice for the 
>greater good of the country, not to slip tubers from one state to another. 
>'sides, it is easy enough to get that certificate.
>
>
>>P.S. I bet FTD and 800-FLOWERS are thrilled with AZ
>
>
>there are certified nurseries and other facilities whose entire operations 
>are inspected and thus, everything  IS inspected.
>
>
>>P.P.S. This sounds like it may be illegal. Only the U.S. government has 
>>the authority to regulate interstate commerce. How does AZ get away with it?
>
>
>Oh-------- it is too complicated to type with a splinter in my hand, but 
>they do have the right.
>
>Flea Bailey said he would rather have the IRS after him than the US Post 
>Office.
>
>I find it remarkable that states with a contiguous border carry on as if 
>bugs come to that border and shudderingly, turn around and bolt back into 
>their states.
>
>hermine
>postmaster's daughter,
>nursery owner
>
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