At first I though this was a joke, but no, its real.
The Japan Times reports:
Japan Post Services Co. said it will stop accepting airmail packages bound for the United States weighing 453 grams (1 pound) or more starting Wednesday because airlines will stop such delivery at the request of U.S. aviation authorities as part of antiterrorism measures.
The postal services arm of Japan Post Holdings Co. handles 16 million letters and packages by air and sea to the U.S. annually, and “15 percent of that will be affected,” a Japan Post spokesman said. That means about 200,000 packages a month will be affected.
Mike Rogers writes for Lew Rockwell that he couldn’t send a package to his son’s friend from overseas without knowing the girl’s socialist security number:
Now, unbeknownst to most Americans, I’m sure, people outside of the USA can no longer mail you packages if that package weighs more than 1 pound (453 grams). That’s the total weight including packaging. One pound is not very heavy.
My seven-year-old son just received a beautiful electronic building set for his birthday from a girl who is his seven-year-old friend in Arizona. My son loves it. With that set, you can build all sorts of electrical projects; lights, on-off switches, fans, you-name-it. The set is high quality. That, and the book she sent him, was easily over one pound.
Too bad he is unable to repay the favor.
Government, keeping us safe from terrorists by imprisoning us in a prison without cages.
Of course, it goes without saying that the real reason behind the ban is to stop people from evading tariffs and excise taxes.
That’s the real reason.
Government is angry that some people aren’t paying their share of protection money to their mafia over-lords.
Terrorism is simply an excuse, as it is in all things the government does in the name of “our safety”, to ram vile regulations down the publik’s throat.