Monthly Archives: May 2011

Even more government controls – over animals

Nothing illustrates the out-of-control government bureaucracy than a Tuesday (May 24) news item in the Daily Caller… a family being fined over $90,000 for selling a few rabbits. It started out as a hobby, a way to teach their son financial responsibility. It’s interesting to note that selling the rabbits for meat consumption was NOT what put them in hot water with the USDA, however.

It was because they sold them to a local pet store. Seems you can’t sell over $500 worth of rabbits per year to a pet store without buying a USDA permit. The first inspector that arrived to correct this gross malfeasance of the law told the family that their cages were “a quarter inch too small” and would have to be replaced.

Even though the Dollarhit family immediately quit selling rabbits and actually got out of the business (hobby is more the word), the USDA sees fit two years later to generously submit a bill for $90,000 to make the whole thing just go away.

You know, I wonder how the American republic was ever founded. I mean, if you think about it, we’re obviously too stupid to be able to manage our own lives and make decisions, especially if you look at the actions of the federal government. First our gardens, then raw milk, and now baby rabbits. Is there nothing out of the reach of government oversight and reach? I’m beginning to think not. (I was going to make a joke about the bathroom being the last bastion of privacy, but then I remembered the government has regulated that too…)

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Government steps up food and water controls

Henry Kissinger has infamously said: “Food can be used as a weapon!” But it took Barack Obama to begin implementing the Communist and socialist tool of starvation as an inexpensive method to control a nation. The question every American has to ask is why is our own government so determined to control our food if not to eventually exterminate us or at the least, control us and force us into a dictatorship.
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And, doing it the Obama way doesn’t even depend on convincing a Republican-led House to go along with his plan to control and regulate all food, water and nutritional issues. He’ll accomplish his goal with the swipe of his pen through executive order. Imagine that, wiping out the views, rights and opinions of millions of patriots and controlling the rest of the citizenry from the Oval Office, hassle-free from such things as pesky input from Congress and legal legislation.

Kissinger knows whereof he speaks. He is a one-world devotee and is on record urging Obama to create a New World Order.

“But what really rankles in the video here is Kissinger’s call for Obama to create a New World Order. “It’s a great opportunity,” declares Kissinger.” SOURCE

Further reading about Kissinger and his one-world leanings can be found
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Your food supply will be controlled by executive orders

Executive orders are to me, the most despicable things to come from Sodom on the Potomac, a.k.a., Washington, D.C. It is one thing to be ruled by consent (rule of law) and quite another to be ruled by dictatorial orders or mandates.

The following account was published in the Los Angeles Times and outlines Obama’s intent to unconstitutionally dictate policy.

“This week, political commentators were paying a great deal of attention to one of the Los Angeles Times’ stories about Barrack (sic) Obama’s plans for a Republican takeover of Congress. Unfortunately, they are focusing on the wrong one. Most commentators spent the morning quoting the president’s remarks on a black radio program that a GOP-dominated Congress will result in “hand-to-hand combat.” The reality is most of the action will take place behind their backs and over their heads. All indications are, if Obama cannot get his legislative agenda enacted by Congress, he will impose it by decree.

“The evidence comes buried elsewhere in today’s L.A. Times in a piece by Peter Nicholas and Christi Parsons under the hum-drum headline, “Obama Reshapes Administration for a Fresh Strategy.” The story makes clear the “fresh strategy” borders on government by executive fiat. It begins, “As President Obama remakes his senior staff, he is also shaping a new approach for the second half of his term: to advance his agenda through executive actions he can take on his own, rather than pushing plans through an increasingly hostile Congress.” This rule by divine right of kings is confirmed by no less an Obama insider than David Axelrod, who said, “It’s fair to say that the next phase is going to be less about legislative action than it is about managing the change that we’ve brought.” The Times states candidly…”
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But my personal rage about mandates and orders coming from the Office of the President, aside, Executive Order 12919 is a monster that should be repealed by Congress and repudiated by every American.
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Executive Orders (EOs) are legally binding orders given by the President, acting as the head of the Executive Branch, to Federal Administrative Agencies. Executive Orders are generally used to direct federal agencies and officials in their execution of congressionally established laws or policies. In many instances, however, they have been used to guide agencies in directions contrary to congressional intent.

Executive Orders do not require Congressional approval to take effect but they have the same legal weight as laws passed by Congress. The President’s source of authority to issue Executive Orders can be found in the Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution which grants to the President the executive Power.”

E.O. 12919 gives government (presidential) control over many areas of American life, but for this article we will discuss only food and food related controls. With the help of federal agencies E.O. 12919 will have control over:

All forms of energy, including “petroleum, gas (natural and manufactured), electricity, solid fuels (including all forms of coal), atomic energy, and the production, conservation, use, control, and distribution (including pipelines).” This means the federal government will have complete control over who will have power (electricity, etc.) and who won’t. They will be able to “pull the plug” on us at their discretion. City slickers don’t think about this much, but farmers use enormous amounts of petroleum products for plowing, then discing, then planting their acreage. Additional petroleum is used by farmers for weed and insect control and finally harvesting. And of course, trucks and rail to get farm products to market and onto your grocer’s shelves.


All fertilizer. This means that any product, or combination of products that contain one or more of the elements–nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium–will be able to be confiscated by the government. The reason they have this combination is because it includes anything that can be used as a plant nutrient. If you want a garden, forget it.

All farm equipment. Farmers will not have to be part of “the production or preparation for market use of food resources.” They did this in Russia. The farmers worked for the government.

All food resources. ALL means ALL. This includes all “commodities and products, simple, mixed, or compound, or complements to such commodities or products that are being ingested by either human beings or animals….” This includes all “starches, sugars, vegetable and animal or marine fats and oils, cotton, tobacco, wool mohair, hemp, flax fiber, and naval stores.” That means they can come into your house and take all your food. Period. Catherine Bertini, the executive director “UN World Food Program” made an interesting comment in Beijng, China, at the UN 4th World Conference on Women in September, 1995. She said, Food is power. We use it to change behavior. Some may call that bribery. We do not apologize.”

All food resource facilities. This means “plants, machinery, vehicles (including on farm), and other facilities required for production, processing, distribution and storage (including cold food storage).” They go on to say that it includes “livestock and poultry feed and seed.” In other words, the federal government will control anything that has to do with food.

All water resources. ALL usable water from all of the sources within the jurisdiction of the United States. All the water that can be “managed, controlled and allocated to meet emergency requirements.” Not only will they be able to turn off your water supply, they can come and take any water you have stored in your house. http://www.stopthenorthamericanunion.com/TwoActsOfTyranny.html

All across the nation, states are considering legislation to regulate the collection of rainwater for use in irrigation (watering your garden) and in some rural areas, for flushing toilets. Laws means more enforcement, more regulation and one more step toward government control over every segment of our already over-taxed and over-regulated lives.

Will the State of Washington have an army of rainwater permit police driving around the state each time it rains to stop and check to see if the land owner has a permit and are they collecting rainwater that day? How will they be able to tell if the rainwater was collected or simply fell from the sky into a rain barrel?
 
Read this ARTICLE from way back in 2005 for proof.

Eco-freaks in COLORADO claim gathering rainwater without a permit from the state amounts to stealing since “every raindrop that falls on the state is already claimed by a water-rights holder.”

As long as people believe their rights stem from the government (and not the other way around), they will always be enslaved. And whatever rights and freedoms we think we still have will be quickly eroded by a system of bureaucratic power that seeks only to expand its control.

Because the same argument that’s now being used to restrict rainwater collection could, of course, be used to declare that you have no right to the air you breathe, either. After all, governments could declare that air to be somebody else’s air, and then they could charge you an “air tax” or an “air royalty” and demand you pay money for every breath that keeps you alive.

Think it couldn’t happen? Just give it time. The government already claims it effectively owns your land and house. If you really think you own your home, just stop paying property taxes and see how long you still “own” it. Your county or city will seize it and then sell it to pay off your “tax debt.” That proves who really owns it in the first place… and it’s not you!

How about the question of who owns your body? According to the U.S. Patent & Trademark office, U.S. corporations and universities already own 20% of your genetic code. Your own body, they claim, is partially the property of someone else.SOURCE

Family farms and small-scale farmers have been under assault by the federal government for years. That was brought home with force during the week of May 14 when an Amish farmer was raided by the federal Gestapo.

Fascist government jackbooted agents continued their assault on American liberty with raids on an Amish farm that was committing the “crime” of selling raw milk.

 

“In Pennsylvania, armed Federal thugs wearing flak jackets swooped in on Rainbow Acres Farms and bashed in doors like they were raiding Osama bin Laden’s compound. The raid came after a months-long “investigation” that saw agents using assumed names and surreptitiously purchasing products from across State lines so they could apply the misused “interstate commerce clause” of the Constitution, according to a report in The Washington Times.

“The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the FDA take the position that raw milk can be contaminated with harmful bacteria and that pasteurized milk provides all the nutrients of raw milk without the danger. The truth is, pasteurized milk is a dead food. All the benefits of the milk are removed in the pasteurization process. And there had been no complaints of anyone becoming ill from consuming Rainbow Acres Farms milk.

“So the FDA’s position is that natural products — like raw milk, which man has consumed as far back as time can be recorded — are illegal and harmful, but falsely marketed drugs from Big Pharma, with at best dubious research on their effectiveness, are perfectly okay for consumers. And falsely labeling food products by claiming they contain fruit, even though they only contain artificial fruit concoctions and contain no fruit whatsoever, is legal, but using the words of actual customers to promote products is not.”
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Folks, we must fight back NOW, before we see people starving to death in America, the land of plenty.

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addendum

Section 3 of Article II further directs the President to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” To implement or execute the laws of the land, Presidents give direction and guidance to Executive Branch agencies and departments, often in the form of Executive Orders.”

But today’s executive orders go far beyond those rules with an arrogance and disdain for the law personified in both the Clinton and Obama administrations.

“Stroke of the pen. Law of the Land. Kinda cool.”
Paul Begala, former Clinton advisor, The New York Times, July 5, 1998

“We’ve switched the rules of the game. We’re not trying to do anything legislatively.”
Former Clinton Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt, The Washington Times, June 14, 1999

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More Assaults By The Food Police

May 24, 2011 by: BOB LIVINGSTON

The fascist government elites continued their assault on American liberty last week with separate raids on an Amish farm that was committing the “crime” of selling raw milk and a natural supplement company that violated U.S. Food and Drug Administration labeling rules.

In Pennsylvania, armed Federal thugs wearing flak jackets swooped in on Rainbow Acres Farms and bashed in doors like they were raiding Osama bin Laden’s compound. The raid came after a months-long “investigation” that saw agents using assumed names and surreptitiously purchasing products from across State lines so they could apply the misused “interstate commerce clause” of the Constitution, according to a report in The Washington Times.

 In Oregon, the FDA, IRS and FBI raided Maxam Nutraceutics, a company that produces and sells nutritional supplements primarily for autism spectrum disorders and Alzheimer’s disease.

Maxam’s “crime” was using customer testimonials about its products. According to the medical fascists in the FDA, repeating what customers say about your products turns those products into unapproved drugs.

So the FDA’s position is that natural products — like raw milk, which man has consumed as far back as time can be recorded — are illegal and harmful, but falsely marketed drugs from Big Pharma, with at best dubious research on their effectiveness, are perfectly okay for consumers. And falsely labeling food products by claiming they contain fruit, even though they only contain artificial fruit concoctions and contain no fruit whatsoever, is legal, but using the words of actual customers to promote products is not.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the FDA take the position that raw milk can be contaminated with harmful bacteria and that pasteurized milk provides all the nutrients of raw milk without the danger. The truth is, pasteurized milk is a dead food. All the benefits of the milk are removed in the pasteurization process. And there had been no complaints of anyone becoming ill from consuming Rainbow Acres Farms milk.

This is just another example of the medical tyranny and corporatocracy in which we now live.
Hat Tip: Naturalnews.com

 

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