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Title: Biden Administration Affirms Support for Protectionist Jones Act, Throwing Hawaiians, Puerto Ricans to the Sharks
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URL Source: https://reason.com/2021/01/27/biden ... s-puerto-ricans-to-the-sharks/
Published: Jan 29, 2021
Author: staff
Post Date: 2021-01-29 14:15:07 by Horse
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Views: 65
Comments: 7

President Joe Biden may have said on the campaign trail that Puerto Rico should become a state, but that doesn't mean he supports laws that make it a viable, economically competitive state if doing so means angering maritime unions.

In an executive order signed Monday and in subsequent comments, Biden made it abundantly clear that he supports the Jones Act, a 1920 federal law that requires that cargo ships traveling between American ports be made in America and owned and crewed by American citizens:

The executive action I am taking also reiterates my strong support for the Jones Act and American vessels, you know, and our ports, especially those important for America's clean energy future and the development of offshore renewable energy.

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#1. To: Horse (#0)

Ever notice that laws are passed 100 years ago are always pushed to the side where a lot of money can be made.

Darkwing  posted on  2021-01-30   9:11:26 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Horse (#0)

cargo ships

When we drove trucks for Vestal out of Niangua we had to go to the underground cold storage near Carthage and pick up load of zero degree frozen chickens.

We had to have the reefer running and cooled down or they would not load us. We blew a tire when down there so we had to call for a service truck before we left out.

We took that load to the docks in Miami and they put it on a boat and sent it to Puerto Rico.

You know that reefer had been working since when we opened the doors the fog came rolling out. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-01-30   11:58:44 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#3. To: BTP Holdings (#2)

Reefer?

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-01-30   12:54:30 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#4. To: Darkwing (#1)

And at other times old forgotten laws are suddenly invoked. They dug up one called to put Zündel on trial for 'spreading false news'.

This was many years before the fake media started fakely calling the real media, our kind, 'fake news'.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-01-30   12:56:55 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Horse (#0)

I wonder if there's any chance this will disincline PR from wanting to become a state. More likely the opposite -- "hey, you ruined our shipping, you have to make us a state!" Tho' why any country would want to unite with the JewSA at this point is a puzzlement.

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-01-30   12:58:24 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: NeoconsNailed (#3)

Reefer?

Refrigerated trailer. ;)

"When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall, one by one." Edmund Burke

BTP Holdings  posted on  2021-01-30   16:08:33 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: BTP Holdings (#6)

Aha.

Q. When is the other kind of reefer spelled 'refer'?

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USA! USA! USA! Bringing you democracy, or else! there were strains of VD that were incurable, and they were first found in the Philippines and then transmitted to the Korean working girls via US military. The 'incurables' we were told were first taken back to a military hospital in the Philippines to quietly die. – 4um

NeoconsNailed  posted on  2021-01-30   16:19:32 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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