Sriracha - Follow Up

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Thu, Apr 17, 2014 - 2:22am

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: https://www.sbsun.com/business/20140416/sriracha-hot-sauce-maker-conside...

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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Apr 17, 2014 - 2:26am

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
Apr 17, 2014 - 2:31am

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
Apr 17, 2014 - 2:54am

Three for the money

Real not fiat

RT

bullion only
Apr 17, 2014 - 2:56am

Have you seen this?

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

What have we come to?

RT

El Gordo
Apr 17, 2014 - 3:17am

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
Apr 17, 2014 - 6:34am

Just as long

as it stays on the store shelves!

Don't mess with Texas.

Your friend,

Hot Dog

AlienEyes
Apr 17, 2014 - 6:52am

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
Apr 17, 2014 - 7:59am

Gold prices set to decline through 2015: Report

More MOPE

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.

https://economictimes.indiatimes.com/markets/commodities/gold-prices-set...

I Run Bartertown
Apr 17, 2014 - 8:03am

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?

Apr 17, 2014 - 8:09am

Woo hoo!  That's great news,

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

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:

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

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._cities_with_large_Vietnamese-...

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