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Tea Party rallies in favor of Gibson Guitar, ignores reasons instrument-maker is under investigation

From Mongabay: This weekend around 500 people showed up for a rally and concert in Nashville, Tennessee. The rally was in support of Gibson Guitars, a US-company currently under investigation for allegedly importing illegally logged wood into the country, an action that breaks a recent bipartisan amendment to the Lacey Act. While the Tea Party-affiliated groups that held the rally were expressing frustration with perceived over-regulation by the federal government, the issue at stake—a global effort to help stem illegal logging—was actually overlooked by the organizers.

http://news.mongabay.com/2011/1010-hance_teaparty_madagascar.html

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