Importing Bulbs and Seeds

Tim Harvey
Mon, 26 Jan 2009 18:27:18 PST
Thanks for your reply Jim,
I would like to hear from Bill on the subject. I realise anyone can search the archives, but I believe you need to have subscribed to post, and once this happens there is the question of intent. I have simply requested clarification.
 T> From:> To:> Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 21:26:55 -0500> Subject: Re: [pbs] Importing Bulbs and Seeds> > Oh my gosh - how this subject has provoked some people!> > Let's hope that at least some of the misunderstandings flying around are due> to the notorious difficulty in expressing ourselves in what is in effect an> email context. > > First, full disclosure time: I've met Bill Aley and sought his advice on> some minor importation issues. The Bill Aley I met gave every impression of> wanting to help me work within the system to achieve my goals. I found his> suggestions to me surprisingly clever, not at all what one would get from> someone satisfied to simply spout regulations. He not only demonstrated> insight into the particular problems encountered by the small importer but> evidenced a desire to help solve them. > > We should be glad that the Bill Aleys of the world are willing to take the> time to be involved with us in working out these issues. > > > Tim, I think your concerns about Bill or any other lurker spying on us are> misplaced. You realize, don't you, that PBS postings are readily available> to anyone Googling relevant topics? Everything you have ever posted is out> there for anyone and everyone to see. If there are malicious interests> determined to spy on us, they don't have to join the list to do so. > > This is such an important discussion to many of us that I'm sorry to see it> flame. Let's try to get back to a civil discussion. I was very favorably> impressed by some of what Ellen was posting, and I would be disappointed if> she withdrew from this discussion, especially before some of the points she> raised got the attention they deserve. > > At least we're not as bad as the crazies on YouTube who sometimes post> inarticulate filth in response to their inability to make their points> logically and with civility. > > Jim McKenney> > > > > > _______________________________________________> pbs mailing list>>>

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