Sriracha - Follow Up

I only have time for a quick one.  This is a follow up to my earlier report that meddling local government workers tried to shut down one of my beloved condiment makers, Huy Fong foods, which manufactures Sriracha hot sauce.

The story is simple: after citizen complaints of strong odors, local govt thugs filed a court action seeking an immediate shut down of the business.  The judge refused the immediate, emergency order, but instead some interim orders and set the matter for a trial later this year.

The story now gets better.  Seems that other more business friendly states took notice, and descended upon the business owner, soliciting him to move the business to their states.  Get this: even some LOCAL cities tried to get the business to move to another city nearby!  Remarkable.

The story is here:  http://www.sbsun.com/business/20140416/sriracha-hot-sauce-maker-considers-moving-to-texas

So this is what it has come to.  Instead of encouraging NEW business development through sensible, business friendly laws and tax policies, government officials try to lure EXISTING businesses away from their current locales.  Encouraging new business growth is a revenue builder no matter how one looks at it, but luring a business away to a new place is a job killer for the loser.  Politicians are just so shallow, petty, and dumb, that nothing surprises me any more.

I hope that Huy Fong moves and takes all its jobs and tax revenue with it.  God bless you, Texas, keep it up.  I'll be moving there in a few years . . .

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JY896's picture

Is it possible?

1st furst in a long while. Glad that the pepper/garlic paste supplies were not interrupted here, lots of my colleagues would have been irate.

Excalibur's picture

JY

Yes! 

And Cali, thanks for your call out the other day.  I'm having a weeks holiday in one of the wannabe breakaway states from an old empire. Hi from Scotland.

bullion only's picture

Three for the money

Real not fiat

RT

bullion only's picture

Have you seen this?

​Police fire upon a woman with 5 kids in the car.

What have we come to?

RT

El Gordo's picture

If they move,

or if the government shuts them down, the local jobs are lost either way.  Why would anyone do business in a locale where they are not wanted?  Bring them on to Texas - we love the smell of hot sauce and fresh spent gunpowder in the morning. 

Gold Dog's picture

Just as long

as it stays on the store shelves!

Don't mess with Texas.

Your friend,

Hot Dog

AlienEyes's picture

Kalifornia : Land of earthquakes, snakes and flakes.

"Politicians are just so shallow, petty, and dumb, that nothing surprises me any more."

What surprises me is that the same insufferably stupid asshats still line up to vote for the same crooks.

DeaconBenjamin's picture

Gold prices set to decline through 2015: Report

More MOPE

Prices are expected to average $1,225 an ounce this year, down from an average $1,410 in 2013, the first year in which prices had declined in over a decade.

LONDON: Gold prices are likely to keep falling through 2015 after a second annual decline this year as US monetary policy normalises and investors switch to higher-yielding assets, the GFMS team at Thomson Reuters said in a report on Thursday.

Physical demand, which hit record levels last year after prices plummeted in the second quarter, is expected to remain firm but will not be enough to offset a continued decline in Western investment, GFMS said in its 2014 Gold Report.

Prices are expected to average $1,225 an ounce this year, down from an average $1,410 in 2013, the first year in which prices had declined in over a decade. They may fall as low as $1,100 in 2014 if gold is hit by further bouts of liquidation, GFMS's head of research Rhona O'Connell said.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/commodities/gold-prices-set-to-decline-through-2015-report/articleshow/33853098.cms

I Run Bartertown's picture

Shiny things attract 'them'

It would be more meaningful to watch the evacuation of California if all those utopian daydreamers would simply learn from what drove them out of California. But they don't. They bring it with them to Idaho, Texas, and Arizona.

Even economic development is a risk. Will what is gained in North Dakota outweigh what is lost?

admin's picture

Woo hoo!  That's great news,

Woo hoo!  That's great news, and hope he makes the move.  smiley

Also both Dallas and Houston have sizeable Vietnamese populations.  There's easily 20 Vietnamese restaurants clustered along one area of Arlington that I know of:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Saigon#Texas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._cities_with_large_Vietnamese-American_populations

Patrancus's picture

and no manipulation

just a particularly nasty virus, better get those piggy's on their colloidal silver right now! Local Bacon prices are skyrocketing  

Ionic- silver, gold, copper are the old and new magic bullets that big pharma does not want you sheeple to know about even though they are preparing new precious complemented drugs right now.

agNau's picture

I Think we are about.....

to witness an exodus......from the blogosphere......& as well the country....of some key players.

The day of reckoning draws very near. Those that truly understand are putting on their lifejackets, and boarding the lifeboats.
Farewell USS Titanic......
the music you hear is the Banking directed MSM soothing those on deck that the iceberg merely scratched the hull...and the ship would now actually be more seaworthy, and much safer....

those remaining on board have no idea there are nowhere near enough lifeboats(Gold & Silver)for all. Just as with the accelerating exodus of the Dollar/Bond.....the exodus from the "prison" begins........the lockdown coming.

Pull back the door.....and view a very dangerous " New World".

buzlightening's picture

READY OR NOT

We're there.  gov goons outright in the open in your face with America's individual freedoms.  The goon platoon wants it all so be ready.  It's always good to make certain there's cash on hand during Christian Holiday's such as EASTER.  The EEE so enjoy putting down Christians and taking the wind out of their spiritual sails on such sacred occasions.  It matters not when as we know there's a when coming and any extended bankstering holiday won't be fun for citizens caught with pants down after a false flag event.  The bankstering holiday comes 1st before the devaluing of the dollar.  Anyone with ready cash on hand will have the upper hand in getting those few things which seem prudent to exchange for devaluing frns for stuff of substance.  Those who wait will stand in line for cash and at devalued buying power to buy stuff for survival, going hyper inflating to the moon.  Deluge of dollars chasing after what is needed.  You don't like keeping cash on hand because thieves break in and steal?  Just wait and see what will be stolen from we the people by corrupted gov goons in bed with banksters.  It isn't within arms reach you don't own it, so be wise going into the last half of this month. 

buzlightening's picture

As George Ure points out at Urbansurvival

As you’ll see in the Coping section this morning, there is plenty of bad stuff that has happened on April 19th and 20th, so we look at this weekend with a great deal of suspicion.  http://urbansurvival.com/2014/04/17/markets-friday-on-thursday/

We preppers are so effected with frenzied minds, as the world would point fingers at our prepping, we will be the last standing in the aftermath.  All here know by now the US has a 1 inch flood wall built of straw & sticks to hold back a 100 foot tsunami of economic; financial catastrophy having built over many decades.  Don't have exact details but ready or not!

Patrancus's picture

While on the topic of food

This was predicted several years ago, it has come to fruition. Fresh meat is a staple on most American's dinner tables, where do we go next in the age of Obummer's America?

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-04-15/soaring-food-inflation-full-frontal-beef-and-shrimp-prices-explode

Patrancus's picture

So you think your

having a bad day?

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erewenguy's picture

Palladium

Russia has a secret weapon against the West, and it’s not oil, gas or nukes

By Jason Karaian @jkaraian April 15, 2014

"Europeans are rightly worried about the reliability of Russian energy supplies, while the US has begun to throw its weight around as a potential swing producer in the oil markets. But the initial skirmishes in the economic war between Russia and the West won’t be fought over pipelines.

The US has already leveraged its financial-sector might to hobble a Russian bank and disrupt the country’s payment systems, while European countries have frozen Russian defense contracts. Russia’s control of an obscure but important precious metal gives it a means to retaliate; the price of palladium is up 13% in the spot market so far this year, with futures suggesting further gains ahead. It may sound strange, but a dispute over territory in Ukraine might push up prices in European car showrooms and American dental clinics. "

http://qz.com/198942/russia-has-a-secret-weapon-against-the-west-and-its-not-oil-gas-or-nukes/

Nice chart....

ancientmoney's picture

Was Ruppert's death really suicide?

Gordon Duff has doubts:

http://presstv.com/detail/2014/04/17/358888/us-caught-in-own-web-of-lies/

"We were told that Michael Ruppert, the former Los Angeles police detective that confronted CIA Director John Deutch in 1996, forcing his resignation based on supported allegations of narcotics trafficking, died, said to be a suicide.

This was the last time any law enforcement officer in the US stood up to CIA drug dealing as Ruppert spent much of the rest of his life “on the run.”

Some time ago, Ruppert had phoned me, telling me that if I ever heard he had committed suicide, it would not be true.  At one point, after being poisoned, Ruppert fled to Venezuela and lived under the protection of President Chavez.

The story of Ruppert’s life is an example of what happens to anyone that speaks up.  Ruppert was among the first to expose the “SSG.”

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As I recall, the MSM went out of their way to explain how this was clearly a well-planned and executed suicide--no doubt about it.  They had 1200 suicide notes (note: a slight exaggeration) some written 3 years ago (or so?)  I wonder what Ruppert was planning to reveal next?

Turd Ferguson's picture

I was just wondering about

MODERATOR

I was just wondering about this the other day, CaL. Thanks for the follow up.

ancientmoney's picture

Sinclair's site has been down the last two days . . .

Anyone else able to access it?  Maybe just my computer . . .

Heart's Yours's picture

jsmineset.com is still down

Sinclair's site jsmineset.com has been down yesterday and today from my machine as well.

metalsbyamile's picture

Not your computer

I can't get in.

ggnewmex's picture

CL

Thanks for the updates.

WOW, if I was that owner, in such a repressive tax state as CF, I would say "thanks for the good times, city XX, time to move on"

Then, work with the other state who WANTS your business. Then smile when the locals complain about how a business could do that, don't they care?

Good grief what a country

realitybiter's picture

I'm just sayin'

A few years ago, some Russian academic stated that the US would "break apart".

Now put down your Toby Keith CD and just think.  

If the US govt offered you this:

No Bill of rights and an oppressive police state (surveillance, high taxation, unaffordable education, unaffordable healthcare....

and Vlad offered you a bill of rights, a respect for your religion, rule of law, 15% income tax, no police state....

...would it be such a stretch to see the good people, say of Alaska to say, "see ya!"

I think not.

looking at that video above with the New Mexico police treating a very simple traffic violation like they are taking down Bin Laden....come on...there may not be a whole of resistance to an attractive better offer.....

LEO has to put down the bullshit that their Federal influencers (Janet N) has been feeding them.....WE are not your enemy.  WE are your employer.  If you treat us as your enemy it is very possible that you will turn us into your enemy and you are outnumbered thousand's to one.  Settle down, partner....

realitybiter's picture

Two black women

have been shot at.....that I know of....for traffic violations.  Unarmed women.  since when, is a vehicle trying to get AWAY from obviously crazy cops, a lethal weapon...looks more like their last hope for peaceful resolution...

Richard Holder hasn't even been charged and he says he has been racially profiled.

ZERO hasn't even spoke about this possible racism, sexist action.  Firing on unarmed vehicles moving away?  Can you even do this in middle eastern war?  What are the rules of engagement?  Ask a question?  Get shot?

"If I had a sister she would look like this woman, or this woman...."  Oh, I forgot.  He doesn't give a shit unless it helps him remove the 2nd amendment.

Shame, shame, shame.

chocolatechiphorses's picture

Missouri Senate Panel Approves Nullification

Found this on SGT REPORT

One down only 49 to go

Missouri Senate Panel Approves Nullification of Federal Gun Laws

from Activist Post:

missouri.png By a 5-2 party-line vote yesterday, a Missouri senate committee passed House Bill 1439 (HB1439), the 2nd Amendment Preservation Act. This is an “emergency” bill that seeks to nullify virtually every federal gun control measure on the books, “whether past, present or future.” Introduced by Rep. Doug Funderburk (R-St. Charles), it previously passed the state house by a vote of 110-36.

“The foundational language of this bill comes right from Thomas Jefferson,” said Tenth Amendment Center communications director Mike Maharrey. “And when it comes to the 2nd Amendment, it’s hard to be in better company than Jefferson himself.”

HB1439 declares that the state rejects the idea of “unlimited submission” to federal power. It also declares that “whenever the federal government assumes powers that the people did not grant it in the Constitution, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force.”

Read More @ Activist Post

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Charles S. Hamlin's picture

1-month GOFO rates below -0.10

Hello All,

The 1-month GOFO rate is now below -0.10.  The last time it was this low was in early August-2013 and stayed below there for 13 straight days.  Also, as you may recall, gold moved from a low of about $1180 in late June-2013 to a high of $1425 in late August.  Will history repeat?

-Chuck

bullion only's picture

Militirazation of the police

Militirazation of the police.

Look at the training and equipment they are getting. Remember the Boston marathon bombing.

M-16, armored carriers, flack jackets, combat helmets.......breaking down doors, entering homes with US citizens with small kids, no search warrant. Coming in using tactics taught to the marines and army to clear a room of terrorist.

The video was just that on a smaller level. The police will shoot you for not obeying. Not arrest you but shoot you.

And this is being accepted as ok. The indoctrination of society. For your protection. 

What a bunch of crap. But I believe some people have had enough and when enough have had enough maybe something will change. Maybe Nevada at the ranch is that. Who knows.

RT

bullion only's picture

Sinclair back up

Site is working now.

Unfortunately very little comment these days from Jim.

Just news stories I've already read on other sites.

Any thoughts on Jim's lack of commentary? Maybe he has already said everything there is to say.

RT

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