Yup, you heard right! Tell your relatives from "the old country" to forget shipping anything OVER a Pound (453 grams) in weight to the U.S. from now on!
The Japan Times and other sources in Japan report that on Wednesday, 11/17/10, that the TSA announced that U.S. bound mail will no longer be accepted from residents of foreign countries or ex-pats living abroad, that weighs MORE than 453 grams, or 1 pound! The
No more of these from loving grandparents! Japan Post was quoted as saying that roughly 15% of their mail, or
200,000 pieces, will be affected on a monthly basis.
Obama's trying to KILL-OFF Christmas, Family Traditions and Family Values!
Think of all of the people that send Christmas care packages across country boundaries that will not be able to do so this year, and forever more; -if this policy is not reversed! "We look forward to obachan's (Japanese for: Grandma) package every year at Christmas time!" said my son, Marcus, 8 years old. These "Care-Packages" go a long way to keeping family ties together and strong, even though they are many miles apart, and in many cases, across an ocean. My Oma & Opa (German for: Grandma & Grandpa) had sent Christmas and birthday packages for years! I even got packages when I was in Japan as a volunteer missionary for my Church, from them! -But, according to Obama's TSA, -it's a thing of the past!
Were the two "printer-bombs" another "false-flag" operation to get the gullible masses to huddle in fear and give away MORE Freedoms? Was that the "reasoning" behind these new rules?
I'm sorry, but that was just too fishy for me. I can't prove a thing, but, have they proven anything on those bombs yet? In court? If it's just on TV, -FORGET IT! I won't accept that as "proven fact"! (Go and rent the movie: "Wag the Dog" to be enlightened!) So they haven't proven anything yet, nether! You mean to tell me that UPS and other freight carriers don't protect their multi-million dollar jets and logistical systems from the threat of bombs? I really find it hard to believe that they don't do so already, BEFORE this last printer bomb incident. To say that it was "undetectable" says one thing about the anti-terror system though: If this heightened security is working so well, why'd it get through? Again, (See my previous Blog Entry!) it'll thwart "stupid terrorists", but not the smarter ones. -This is another grab at our Constitutional Freedoms; all through an un-winnable war on terror, since there is no tangible enemy! (See Aaron Russo Interview here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nD7dbkkBIA -and here: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1584595362217609102#docid=-3254488777215293198)
There is another big issue though...
Why are they NOT announcing this here in the U.S.? Why do our news services have to pull it from FOREIGN SOURCES?
Further Contempt towards the Citizens of this Country
The FDA is also trying to get ALL of our food PROCESSED! (No more "Organic" growers!) Everything must be processed, so that they can add in crap to make us sick, basically! (Why do you think certain EU countries BAN various American food products?)
What the heck is going on here in this Country?
I am very tempted to move to Japan again, as at the least, I can get organic food from a farmer that is revered, although protected by the government there, albeit to the detriment of foreign competition. But at least farmers can sell their products in a marketplace without much if any hindrance. -Or, I'll have to go and grow it myself, just like one of my brothers is planning to do already.
Are you as mad as I am about the whole situation with the: TSA, Patriot Act not getting repealed, our beloved Constitution just getting trampled on over and over again on a daily basis now?!!!
Jeffersonian thoughts cross my mind, and bolster my resolve to do something about it, in a peaceful way. The Tea Party movement is a good start. It is a good thing that the Tea Party Groups have NO affiliation with neither of the parties that have proven time and time again that they do not serve: "We The People", but do serve: "They, The Power-Brokers"!
More "Change" is needed! This election was just the start!