Friday, March 27, 2009

Smuggling: Coming to a State Near You...

This is hilarious--and only the beginning.

The quest for squeaky-clean dishes has turned some law-abiding people in Spokane into dishwater-detergent smugglers. They are bringing Cascade or Electrasol in from out of state because the eco-friendly varieties required under Washington state law don't work as well...Spokane County became the launch pad last July for the nation's strictest ban on dishwasher detergent made with phosphates

...Many people were shocked to find that products like Seventh Generation, Ecover and Trader Joe's left their dishes encrusted with food, smeared with grease and too gross to use without rewashing them by hand. The culprit was hard water, which is mineral-rich and resistant to soap.

Phosphates are on the top of the shitlist for Wisconsin GreenWeenies, folks.

Had a brief discussion about a related topic---cigarette smuggling---with a pal the other day. There's no comparison between that business and dishwasher soap, to say the least.

50 cases of butts purchased overseas will net around $40K, including all delivery costs. The margin's even better if the cigarettes are stolen off a truck in the USA--about $100K net.

That's just for 50 cases--2500 cartons.

Seems the Russki Mob likes the business...and why not? Doyle engraved an invitation to them this year's budget.


Neo-Con Tastic said...

Black market profits are sounding better and better lately.

Adrienne said...

I live on the border of WA and Idaho (on the Idaho side)and our town is over run with Spokane folks buying up the Cascade.

Now here's my problem. If the idiot's would allow people to legally make gray water it wouldn't matter what we used.

When I was in AZ I had all my water from my beauty salon piped out to several barrels filled with river rock with a gravity pump. I watered my entire yard with this gray water. Highly illegal! Oh well ;-)