THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS FRIGHTENING BUSINESS OWNERS WITH MILITARISTIC SWAT STYLERAIDS, CLOSING BUSINESSES AND ILLEGALLY SEIZING PROPERTY ALL OVER THE US; CLOSING DOWN FARMS, RANCHES, DAIRIES, PIG FARMS, ETC. PASSING LAWS, FORCING FARMERS TO SHOOT AND KILL ALL OF THEIR PIGS AND PIGLETS, MAKING IT “ILLEGAL” FOR CITIZENS TO BOARD COWS, SHEEP, CHICKENS, OR BEES, AND OBAMA EVEN TRIED TO BAN FISHING, USING FISH, ANIMALS AND THE “ENDANGERED SPECIES” TO CLOSE FARMS AND RANCHES AND STEAL PERSONAL PROPERTY, USING “CODE ENFORCEMENT” AND EPA REGULATIONS TO HARASS AND CLOSE BUSINESSES. THE HUGE LIST BELOW SHOWS ONLY A SMALL PORTION OF THE DAMAGE IMPOSED ON OUR JOBS AND FOOD RESOURCES. SEE FOR YOURSELF THE TREMENDOUS DAMAGE THAT THEY HAVE PURPOSELY PERPETRATED ON OUR ONCE PROSPEROUS COUNTRY.
70 FEDERAL AGENCIES WITH HEAVILY ARMED DIVISIONS AND SWAT TEAMS
It is obvious in many areas that there is a coordinated effort destroying our country with joblessness. Our food, vaccinations, medicine, water, air, cosmetics, deodorant, etc. are now unfit for consumption or use and are corrupted with dangerous chemicals. The President even tried to pass a mandate that we are not allowed to grow food on our own property. Our “Food Resources” are tremendously reduced and our government has stolen our lands and are making backroom deals with China. This note contains many links to all of this information.
THE GREAT LAND GRAB RUSH FOR WORLD’S FARMLAND THREATENS FOOD SECURITY: THE OAKLAND INSTITUTE SOUNDS THE ALARM ON THE THREAT THAT LAND GRABBING POSES TO FOOD SECURITY AND LIVELIHOODS: The purchase of vast tracts of land has become a widespread phenomenon, with foreign interests seeking or securing between 37 million and 49 million acres of farmland between 2006 and the middle of 2009.
Read about the Land Grabs and Threatened Food Resources in the Oakland Institute’s Report.
“ENDANGERED DESERT TORTOISE” One freedom at a time, one right at a time, one battle at a time, we the people are losing each and every one of our liberties to federal authorities, and will continue to do so until we stand up against them together. The story below is yet another example of the police state USSA in action. Once again a situation where federal authorities arbitrarily change laws and rules and just expect the general public to blindly follow those rules.
Well one man, a rancher by the name of Cliven Bundy, (whose family purchased the rights to the land in 1878 has refused and does not recognize any federal authority over the land and now dozens of armed federal officers, rangers and agents, are preparing a showdown with this one older gentleman you will see in the video below. To understand the principle Bundy is fighting for, one has to know that Mr. Bundy’s forefathers have been up and down that area since 1877, yet in 1993 the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) decided to change the grazing rules for Gold Butte to protect the endangered desert tortoise, an area Bundy and his family had been using since before the BLM even existed.
Bundy’s message is simple: “This has become a police state, and this is an example of it right here. “
The example he talks about is how the Feds have set up a “free speech zone” in the area, a media zone and have created a wall of agents to prevent the general public from entering a 600,000-acre section of “public land,” as they prepare to round up Bundy’s cattle and sell it off.
“With all these rangers and all this force that is out here, they are only after one man right now. They are after Cliven Bundy. Whether they want to incarcerate me or whether they want to shoot me in the back, they are after me. But that is not all that is at stake here. Your liberty and freedom is at stake,” Bundy said. Bundy continues on to tell reporters “My forefathers have been up and down the Virgin Valley ever since 1877. All these rights I claim have been created through pre-emptive rights and beneficial use of the forage and water. I have been here longer. My rights are before the BLM even existed. ”He has fought this battle politically, legally and through the media, he says, his neighbors support him, and he vows he will “fight it on the ground if I have to.” One man is standing up for not only his rights, but for freedom and liberty…… who will stand with him?
ANOTHER RANCHER EXPLAINS WHY BUNDY DID NOT PAY HIS BLM FEES
There have been many people criticizing Clive Bundy because he did not pay his grazing fees for 20 years. The public is also probably wondering why so many other cowboys are supporting Mr. Bundy even though they paid their fees and Clive did not.
What many probably do not realize is that on every rancher’s grazing permit it says the following: “You are authorized to make grazing use of the lands, under the jurisdiction of the Bureau of Land Management and covered by this grazing permit, upon your acceptance of the terms and conditions of this grazing permit and payment of grazing fees when due.” The “mandatory” terms and conditions go on to list the allotment, the number and kind of livestock to be grazed, when the permit begins and ends, the number of active or suspended AUMs (animal units per month), etc. The terms and conditions also list specific requirements such as where salt or mineral supplements can be located, maximum allowable use of forage levels (40% of annual growth), etc., and include a lot more stringent policies that must be adhered to. Every rancher must sign this “contract” agreeing to abide by the TERMS AND CONDITIONS before he or she can make payment.
In the early 90s, the BLM went on a frenzy and drastically cut almost every rancher’s permit because of this desert tortoise issue, even though ranchers knew that cow and desert tortoise had co-existed for a hundred+ years. As an example, one rancher had his permit cut by 90%. For those of you who are non-ranchers, that would be equated to getting your paycheck cut 90%. In 1976 there were approximately 52 ranching permits in this area of Nevada. Presently, there are 3. Most of these people lost their livelihoods because of the actions of the BLM. Clive Bundy was one of these people who received extremely unfair and unreasonable TERMS AND CONDITIONS. Keep in mind that Mr. Bundy was required to sign this contract before he was allowed to pay. Had Clive signed on the dotted line, he would have, in essence, signed his very livelihood away. And so Mr. Bundy took a stand, not only for himself, but for all of us. He refused to be destroyed by a tyrannical federal entity and to have his American liberties and freedoms taken away.
Also keep in mind that all ranchers financially paid dearly for the forage rights those permits allow – – not rights to the land, but rights to use the forage that grows on that land. Many of these AUMS are water based, meaning that the rancher also has a vested right (state owned, not federal) to the waters that adjoin the lands and allow the livestock to drink. These water rights were also purchased at a great price. If a rancher cannot show beneficial use of the water (he must have the appropriate number of livestock that drinks and uses that water), then he loses that water right. Usually water rights and forage rights go hand in hand. Contrary to what the BLM is telling you, they NEVER compensate a rancher for the AUMs they take away. Most times, they tell ranchers that their AUMS are “suspended,” but not removed. Unfortunately, some families have thousands of “suspended” AUMs that will probably never be returned.
And so, even though these ranchers throughout the course of a hundred years invested thousands (and perhaps millions) of dollars and sacrificed along the way to obtain these rights through purchase from others, at a whim the government can take everything away with the stroke of a pen. This is the very thing that Clive Bundy singlehandedly took a stand against.
Written By Kena Lytle Gloeckner
AFTERSHOCK: BLM Destroyed Water Tanks, Shot Bundy Bulls, Ran Over Tortoise Dens
BLM Whistleblower Exposes the Clark County Land Grab… It’s Much Bigger than We Thought BLM whistleblower Rusty Hill exposes the fact that the Reid family has been involved in land deals all over Clark County. He also exposes the fact that there are serious anomalies in the recording of land transactions in Clark County. BLM plots are shrinking while the adjacently, privatized plots of various investors seem to be growing. There is no record of money being exchanged and no record of how this is happening. There is also the matter of the state of the art highway exchange that was put in “the middle of nowhere.”
There has to be a reason for that.
Hill also reveals that the BLM purchased one 10-acre plot of land, in Clark County, for an outrageous sum of $700,000. He claims that this land has no obvious strategic importance.
OBAMA SEIZES 500,000 ACRES IN NEW MEXICO FOR NATIONAL MONUMENT
Obama will declare about 500,000 acres as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.
SENATOR JIM DEMINT TOOK TO THE PAGES OF THE WASHINGTON POST TO RAISE THE ALARM ABOUT A PLANNED “10 MILLION ACRE” WESTERN LAND GRAB BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
The leaked document lists 17 sites in 11 states that could be designated as national monuments through the federal Antiquities Act. Over 380,000 acres in Colorado are designated in the memo under the heading “Prospective Conservation Designation.”
A secret administration memo has surfaced revealing plans for the federal government to seize more than 10 million acres from Montana to New Mexico, halting job- creating activities like ranching, forestry, mining and energy development. Worse, this land grab would dry up tax revenue that’s essential for funding schools, firehouses and community centers.
OBAMA SEIZES 500,000 ACRES N.M. LAND FOR NATIONAL MONUMENT IN BUNDY LIKE SHOWDOWN: Obama will declare about 500,000 acres as the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument.
U.N. AGENDA 21 TO SEIZE 17.8 “MILLION” ACRES FROM MISSOURI AND ARKANSAS: Do not let anyone tell you that this White River Watershed National Blueway is not a Federal land grab. The whole purpose of this Blueway is to take over ALL land and Surface Water. You need be be familiar with Agenda 21 and the Wildland project to understand the goals are to rewild over 50% of the United States.
Link to information on the Explanation of the Biodiversity Treaty and the Wildlands Project.
BLM WANTS TO SEIZE 90,000 ACRES OF TEXAS RANCHERS LAND
The Red River is the boundary between Texas and Oklahoma…or is it? Byers, Texas along the Red River — The BLM stole 140 acres of the Tommy Henderson ranch thirty years ago. They took his land and paid him absolutely nothing. He sued and lost. Now the BLM is using that court case as precedent to do it again. The problem is, the land they want to seize is property that ranchers have a deed for and have paid taxes on for over a hundred years. The BLM claims that about 90,000 acres (116 miles along the Red River) have never belonged to Texas in the first place. They will seize the land and it will seriously change the boundaries between the two states.
(5 MILLION ACRE LAND GRAB) Colorado Ranchers Angry Over Army Site Expansion:A government betrayal, The U.S. Army wants 418,000 acres of private ranch land. But the government’s appeal to patriotism when ranchers could be forced to sell property that has been in their families for generations leaves many landowners cold. They remain skeptical of the claims of national security and frustrated by the lack of answers.They are also infuriated by what they consider callousness among proponents of the expansion, such as the comment from state Sen. John P. Morse, a Colorado Springs Democrat, that “patriotism is about accepting your cost, even when it is disproportionate.” “It’s rude. It ain’t right. It’s not American,” said Stan White, who could lose more than two-thirds of the 9,000 acres he ranches in Walsenburg. “We take our military and our country very seriously, but we’re up against something we can’t get ahold of. If they get this done, it’s a national disgrace.”
SHOSHONE FARMER, RAYMOND YOWELL SET TO TAKE ON BLM MANAGEMENT: MAY 24, 2002 BLM SENT ARMED RANGERS AND THREE SEMI’S TO CONFISCATE ALL OF THE CATTLE. To add insult to injury, the BLM sent Yowell a bill for $80,000 for his part of the total $2.5 million in unpaid grazing fees and fines that the BLM said they were owed. When Yowell told them he was retired and his cattle were his only income, the BLM garnished 15 percent of his small social security check. He never received any money from the sale of his cattle.
In the past 80 years Raymond Yowell’s ancestral homeland has had more than 900 nuclear bomb tests, 50 million ounces of gold extracted from its depths, and now, his cattle rounded up and sold to the highest bidder for past due grazing fees from land he has grazed for more than 20 years.
FEDS SEIZE FAMILY’S RANCH-Property owners fight government ‘land grab’!!! When Kit Laney answered a knock on his door Saturday, law enforcement officers from the U.S. Forest Service handed him a piece of paper announcing his Diamond Bar Ranch in southwest New Mexico would be shut down Wednesday and his 300 head of cattle grazing there would be removed – one way or the other.
Diamond Bar Ranch in NM Seized by US Forest Service!
“Eminent Domain” A couple in Colorado is fighting government action to seize their property. See the pathetic excuse the government is using:
BLM ACQUIRES LAND TO PROTECT PRAIRIE CHICKEN: The Conservation Fund also purchased the grazing rights on more than 42,000 acres of public land in New Mexico and will retire them as an additional protection measure for the chicken and the dunes sagebrush lizard.
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — The area of protection for the lesser prairie chicken in New Mexico is expanding.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Management acquired 1,789 acres of land in eastern Chaves County earlier this month that will become part of a larger, special management area for the member of the prairie grouse family. The BLM had sought the help of the Conservation Fund to consolidate land and raise funds to purchase land and grazing permits.
ENDANGERED SPECIES – THE SNAIL DARTER: STOPPED DAM CONSTRUCTION WASTING $78 MILLION IN PUBLIC FUNDS: In 1973, an ichthyologist discovered the snail darter in the Little Tennessee, a find that took on great importance four months later when Congress passed the Endangered Species Act of 1973 (ESA).3 In 1975, the Secretary of the Interior declared that the snail darter was an endangered species, the Little Tennessee was its critical habitat, and the impoundment of water behind the Tellico Dam would result in total destruction of that habitat.4 With 78 million dollars of public funds spent and the fate of the snail darter on the line, the plaintiffs filed suit in what would be the first major test of the courts’ willingness to enforce the ESA.
While the Court recognized the perceived absurdity in forfeiting tens of millions of dollars of public funds for a small fish, it interpreted both the plain language of Section 7 of the ESA and the legislative history as giving highest priority to the preservation of endangered species.
Senator DeMint: “WHITEHOUSE LAND GRAB” THIS IS A NATIONWIDE PROBLEM. THE GOVERNMENT CURRENTLY OWNS 650 MILLION ACRES, OR 29% OF THE NATION’S TOTAL LAND. Americans should be wary of any plans a president has to seize land from the states without their consent. Any new plans to take away states’ freedom to use land as they see fit must be stopped. That’s why I sponsored an amendment to block Mr. Obama from declaring any of the 14 lands listed in the memo as “monuments.” Unfortunately, the Senate, led by Democrats, rejected it on Thursday evening by a vote of 58-38.
HARRY REID/CHINA BEHIND NEVADA LAND GRAB: The government now owns 86% of Nevada. This is happening all over the U.S. with “Land Grabs”, “Eminent Domain” and the “Endangered Species”. Bundy’s family bought the rights to the Bunkerville allotment back in 1887, his grandfather sold the rights to his father and Bundy got them from his father in 1972. These men bought and paid for their rights to the range and also built waters, fences and roads to assure the survival of their cattle, all with their own money, not with tax dollars. Bundy’s is the last ranch. This is not happening just to the Bundy’s! Family’s all across our country are losing their homes and businesses through government corruption at it’s best.
HARRY REID’S SON REPRESENTING CHINESE SOLAR PANEL PLANT IN $5 BILLION NEVADA DEAL
THE US GOVERNMENT IS SITTING ON “$128 TRILLION” IN MINERALS: “Below the ground, the federal government owns the rights to mineral and energy leases, from which they receive royalties, rents, and bonus payment,” writes the Institute for Energy Research, an industry group.
LOUIS FARRAKHAN: FEDS MURDERING BILLIONS WITH “FRANKENFOOD!!!” The federal government is aggressively trying to murder 2 to 3 billion people around the world with genetically engineered food and depleted uranium bombs.
OBAMA SEIZES CONTROL OVER ALL FOOD, FARMS, LIVESTOCK, FARM EQUIPMENT, FERTILIZER, AND FOOD PRODUCTION, ALL ACROSS AMERICA. executive order entitled, “NATIONAL DEFENSE RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS.” (http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2…) This executive order states that the President alone has the authority to take over all resources in the nation (labor, food, industry, etc.) as long as it is done “to promote the national defense” — a phrase so vague that it could mean practically anything. http://www.naturalnews.com/035301_Obama_executive_orders_food_supply.html#ixzz33E5Qb8jN
TEXAS POLICE HIT ORGANIC FARM WITH MASSIVE “SWAT” RAID! A small organic farm in Arlington, Texas, was the target of a massive police action last week that included aerial surveillance, a SWAT raid and a 10-hour search. The police seized “17 blackberry bushes, 15 okra plants, 14 tomatillo plants … native grasses and sunflowers,” after holding residents inside at gunpoint for at least a half-hour, property owner Shellie Smith said in a statement. The raid lasted about 10 hours, she said. Local authorities had cited the Garden of Eden in recent weeks for code violations, including “grass that was too tall, bushes growing too close to the street, a couch and piano in the yard, chopped wood that was not properly stacked, a piece of siding that was missing from the side of the house, and generally unclean premises,” Smith’s statement said. She said the police didn’t produce a warrant until two hours after the raid began, and officers shielded their name tags so they couldn’t be identified.
MICHIGAN LOSES “RIGHT TO FARM” THIS WEEK: A Farewell To Backyard Chickens and Beekeepers
CALIFORNIA MOVES TO TAKE AWAY CITIZENS RIGHT TO BOARD COWS & GOATS http://hartkeisonline.com/animal-husbandry/california-moves-to-take-away-citizens-right-to-board-cows-goats/
KALKASKA COUNTY PIG FARMERS FORCED TO KILL PIGS DUE TO DNR BAN – Northern Michigan’s News Leader
MICHIGAN INVASIVE SWINE SPECIES ORDER LEAVES FARM FAMILIES IN LEGAL LIMBO, ON VERGE OF FINANCIAL RUIN
PIG GENOCIDE IN MICHIGAN – RT America Network Digs Out the Truth about Michigan Swine ISO:Declaring it pig genocide in Michigan is putting it mildly. Government agencies and the governor (by his inaction), are destroying the fabric of a community and the dreams of their citizens for a business of their own. By the way, isn’t it about time our politicians started talking about business opportunities? I am so sick of the emphasis on JOBS in the political dialog. Businesses are what we really need, but our politicians seem to want all of us beholden to them for jobs. What about all the business killing regulations? You can’t have jobs if you don’t first encourage business start-ups! This regulatory hostility toward business owners, farmers and ranchers has got to stop! Think about it. Would you rather be working in someone else’s pork factory, or tending to a few pigs on your own land? Which is going to be the least hazardous to your health? Which potentially could lead to more wealth? The government is criminalizing the latter, therefore forcing these farmers back into the workforce. They will have to get JOBS to survive.
NATURAL NEWS EXCLUSIVE: MICHIGAN GOVERNMENT UNLEASHES ARMED RAIDS ON SMALL PIG FARMERS, FORCES FARMER TO SHOOT ALL OF HIS OWN PIGShttp://www.naturalnews.com/035585_Michigan_farms_raids.html#ixzz29IWJQvcj
MASS ANIMAL SLAUGHTER TO SEND FOOD PRICES SOARING
Farmers are being forced to slaughter their animals on mass around the world, leading to what experts believe will be the biggest meat and dairy price hike on record.
HOGOCAUST? Farmers forced to slaughter healthy swine or face jail time
PRICE OF PORK UNDER THREAT AS UK PIG FARMERS EXIT THE MARKET
Bakers Green Acres vs. Michigan DNR – Family Farm Under Attack
BAKERS GREEN ACRES: FARMERS FORCED TO SHOOT AND KILL ALL OF THEIR PIGS AND PIGLETS: Beginning April 1st 2012, Michigan’s “Invasive Species Order” (ISO) makes raising certain types of free range pigs a felony crime punishable by up to four years in prison. The order allows the Michigan DNR to seize and destroy the free range breeds without compensating the farmers whose pigs are killed. Remember, these are the same type of pigs that small family farmers have been successfully raising for decades in Michigan. In fact, the order is so brood that almost all pigs, with the exception of those raised in large commercial slaughterhouses, would be effected. These farmers are now stuck with only two choices, face the prospect of becoming a felon or see their farm shutdown and their livelihood taken away. Graphic photos have surfaced of the baby pigs and momma pigs that a Michigan farmer was forced to shoot in cold blood to avoid being arrested as a felon. This is the latest development in the outrageous story of the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, which conducted armed raids on multiple farms, using police state legal tactics to trespass onto private property and search for any living pigs that they consider to be “feral” breeds. In reality, these breeds have been raised as domesticated livestock by Michigan farmers for decades.
TRADITIONAL FOODS WAREHOUSE: Minnesota Dept of Ag seizes entire inventory of Traditional Foods Minnesota buying club, including coconut oil!
A popular food club in Minneapolis specializing in locally-produced foods. Agents of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture escorted by police and also bearing search warrants, raided and shut down them down. They also raided two farms suspected of illegally selling raw milk. And in a national first among such raids, agents searched a private home and made off with computers; the family’s offense appears to have been that it allowed one of the raw dairy farmers to park in its driveway to distribute raw milk to area residents who had ordered it. The MDA accused Traditional Foods of operating without a license and violating zoning laws, and the outlet has been shut down ever since, as its owners seek to comply with seemingly endless red tape created by MDA, together with the city of Minneapolis.
As for the food seized in that raid, I understand from sources close to the situation that all the foods were tested, at a cost approaching $40,000. The result? Some pickles were found to have been packed in liquid considered to have a high Ph reading.
American’s Wake Up! The Rest of the World is Free to Drink Raw Milk
Federal Government Wants Michigan Dairy Shut Down
FDA Blasted for Sting Operation Against Pennsylvania Amish Farmer
MORNINGLAND DAIRY: is the latest attempt by the FDA to fulfill the Healthy People 2020 objective to kill raw dairy. In the thirty years of Morningland Dairy operations NO ONE has become ill from consuming their products. Yet they have been ordered by the Missouri Milk Board to destroy ALL of their cheese without actual tests being performed on the cheese stock. This is nearly 50,000 pounds of cheese, or approximately $250,000. They were caught up in the Rawesome Raid dragnet and many believe the questionable California Dept of Food and Agriculture tests on their cheese are the legal justification for the multi-agency guns drawn raid at Rawesome Dairy.
Family Farm Ordered to Destroy 50,000 Pounds of Cheese
John Stossel on Food Police and Rawesome Raid
Brave Dairy Farmer Takes a Stand for Personal Liberty and Private Contracts-U.S. Government is Out to Destroy this Family Farm
HISTORY OF THE ESTRELLA FAMILY CREAMERY: With faith, perseverance, and amazing fortitude, the Estrella family has built the farm of their dreams. Estrella Creamery competed against 2400 cheeses in World Cheese Awards in Dublin, Ireland. The little family creamery competed against cheeses with 100 year histories. Estrella took Gold twice, and Silver three times! As they entered more competitions, Estrella Cheese garnered more awards. All of their family enterprise is now on the verge of financial disaster, because of the recent FDA actions.
STOP THE CDFA CLOSING CALIFORNIA RAW MILK FARMS http://www.thepetitionsite.com/3/protect-california-raw-milk-farms/
CALIFORNIA REGULATORS FRAME ORGANIC PASTURES AND FORCE RAW MILK SHUT DOWN OVER FABRICATED E COLI SCARE
OBAMA CONTINUES WAR ON RAW MILK
EVERGREEN ACRES:Michael Hulme and his wife Jane are fighting for the rights of Californian’s to own and board dairy livestock and pay farmers to milk the goats for them. Their farm and others just like it are being told to cease and desist serving the private interests of their private members. No harm has ever been caused by these goat and cow boarding programs, in fact nothing but good has come from them. Today the CDFA California Department of Food And Agriculture is illegally using broadly written regulations for processing plants to put your local goat and cow share farms out of business. CDFA code 35011 and 35283 says that… “Dealing in, receiving, manufacturing, freezing, or processing milk, or any product of milk.” is illegal without a California Dairy License. They are using this against everybody who has goats or cows that use their own milk…but cannot or do not want to become a large licensed dairy. Even small Coop farms with educational livestock programs are being asked to spend thousands on plant and facilities to become a dairy or “cease and desist” letters and threats of up to a year imprisonment and/or heavy $10,000 fines are being made.
VERNON HERSHBERGER DAIRY & FARM: The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection have launched three raids in three months on his dairy farm and farm store near Madison.
I doubt there are any other countries, aside from totalitarian states like North Korea and Cuba, where food has long been used to reward loyalists, and punish ordinary people as part of the regime’s use of fear to maintain order. The most grotesque example of food violence in the last 100 years occurred during the 1930s, when the Soviet Union’s Josef Stalin oversaw the murder and starvation of an estimated seven million Ukrainians as part of an effort to bring farms under state ownership. Why is the U.S. virtually alone in prosecuting farmers for doing something that farmers the world over have been doing for millenia–selling or trading food privately with members of their community? And why now?
OBAMA ADMINISTRATION SHUTS DOWN 100 YEAR OLD OYSTER FARM:
THE LAST FARM IN SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA
JOSHUA’S FARM VS. THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS
TRAUTMAN DAIRY FARM SHUT DOWN: On October 16, 2009, DATCP came to his farm, with a summary special order, telling him to cease and desist all milk sales. There is a YouTube Video of him pouring out his milk in what looked to be a town square. He is weeping, and saying, “There is nothing wrong with my milk. Nothing. Now, the state regulators have taken away his meat license. He can’t sell the milk. Now, he can’t sell the meat. They are trying to ruin him. Currently, Scott is removing the cream from his milk and stockpiling butter, “a lifetime supply,” he sighs. With the skim milk, he is feeding his calves. A high end cheese maker is interested in buying his milk, a potential customer. Still, DATCP is throwing up roadblocks, telling him in order to sell his milk; he now must make expensive modifications to his previously state approved milking parlor.
STOP THE CDFA CLOSING CALIFORNIA RAW MILK FARMS
RAIDS ARE INCREASING ON FARMS AND PRIVATE FOOD SUPPLY CLUBS
CEDAR GROVE CHEESE
DEBUT OF FOOD DOCUMENTARY “FARMAGEDDON”
SHARON PALMERS VENTURA COUNTY FARMHOUSE: She was recently ambushed in a court hearing and slapped with a $2 million warrant, marched away in handcuffs and then kept as a prisoner of the state. A whopping 38 felony charges have been leveled against her and James Stewart by the state, which Natural News now knows is on a punitive terrorizing rampage against the entire raw milk industry. 20 ARMED agents arrived bearing a search warrant at her farmhouse door at 7 a.m. This was the third time she was being raided in 18 months!
RAWESOME RAID: FEDERAL AGENTS ARREST OWNER, DUMP FOOD.
RAWSOME FOODS: A Venice, Calif., private food club run by nutritionist and raw-food advocate Aajonus Vonderplanitz has been raided a second time by federal agents. Initial reports from NaturalNews.com reveal that the owner, James Stewart, has been arrested and is being held on $123,000 bail.
In the Rawesome raid, agents made off with several thousand dollars worth of raw honey and raw dairy products.
ORGANIC PASTURES DAIRY:The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) swooped in like vultures on Organic Pastures Dairy in Fresno, Calif., and demanded that the farm recall and stop selling all of its raw milk products immediately and indefinitely. What the CDFA has done to Organic Pastures is nothing short of domestic terrorism. There was never any evidence that Organic Pastures milk products were in any way unsafe.
RAINBOW ACRES FARM:A small dairy farm in Kinzers, in Lancaster County, Pa., that packaged raw milk and sold it to a group of suburban Washington, D.C., consumers called Grassfed On The Hill. FDA agents infiltrated the buyers’ group by posing as customers and placing orders for delivery across state lines. Federal agents then raided Allgyer’s farm in April 2010. The government filed a civil complaint last year against Allgyer. Paul, a Texas congressman who is seeking the GOP presidential nomination and many of his libertarian-minded followers have championed Allgyer’s cause, condemning the FDA’s aggressive enforcement actions against raw milk producers as “GOVERNMENT TYRANNY”.
L.A. COUNTY DROPS CHARGES AGAINST RAWESOME FOOD: Armed officers of L. A. County and other government agencies, along with hired thugs, deliberately and illegally spilled thousands of dollars of privately-owned raw milk down the drain of the Rawesome food club of Venice last year (stealing cash and a truck full of fresh organic produce along the way)
MONSANTO SHUTTING DOWN FARMS: Last year, over 300,000 organic farmers from around 60 family farms tried to take Monsanto to court over issues pertaining to a genetically-modified seed masterminded by the corporation. Not only were the smaller farms concerned over how the manufactured seeds had been carried by wind and creature alike onto their own plantations, but the biggest problem perhaps was that Monsanto was filing lawsuits themselves against farmers. Monsanto went after hundreds of farmers for infringing on their patented seed after audits revealed that their farms had contained their product — as a result of routine pollination by animals and acts of nature. Unable to afford a proper defense, competing small farms have been bought out by the company in droves. As a result, Monsanto saw their profits increase by the hundreds of millions over the last few years as a result. Between 1997 and 2010, Monsanto tackled 144 organic farms with lawsuits and investigated roughly 500 plantations annually during that span with a so-called “SEED POLICE.” Farmers have been concerned that unless Monsanto is stopped, their reign over the world’s agriculture will surpass anything imaginable.
CALIFORNIA’S MAN-MADE DROUGHT
The state’s water emergency is unfolding thanks to the latest mishandling of the Endangered Species Act. Last December, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service issued what is known as a “biological opinion” imposing water reductions on the San Joaquin Valley and environs to safeguard the federally protected hypomesus transpacificus,a.k.a., the delta smelt. As a result, tens of billions of gallons of water from mountains east and north of Sacramento have been channeled away from farmers and into the ocean, leaving hundreds of thousands of acres of arable land fallow or scorched.
FARMERS VERSUS FISH AMID THE CALIFORNIA DROUGHT (FOOD & JOB LOSS)
He has been forced to turn down his irrigation drip. Diedrich says the California drought could cost him 750 acres, which he estimates to be worth $3 million. He gestures to the land that his family has been farming for decades. “This will all be gone,” he says. “And there may not be a ‘next year.” “This is the first time water has ever been rationed like this,” says Sarah Clark Woolf, spokeswoman for Westlands Water District, which has been forced to cut irrigation supplies to hundreds of thousands of acres of agricultural land.
FNC: DROUGHT-STRICKEN FARMERS LOSE FIGHT FOR WATER TO “ENDANGERED FISH.
A federal court which ordered that one of their sources of water be shut down due to fears that irrigation would harm an endangered species of fish, the delta smelt. Earhardt began: “California’s Central Valley is considered by many to be the richest and most productive farmland in the nation. But this land is being threatened by the small, harmless-looking minnow called the delta smelt. Recently, it has landed on the endangered species list, causing a federal court to shut down vital pumps to farmers to help preserve it.”
IT’S FISH VERSUS FARMER IN THE SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY
Today the San Joaquin Valley is being transformed into a dust bowl. Hundreds of thousands of acres are fallow, while almond and plum trees are being left to die in the scorching sun. Tens of thousands of people have been tossed out of work—the town of Mendota alone has an unemployment rate of about 40%—and the lines for food donations stretch down streets. The reason? There isn’t enough water to go around this year, and the Obama administration is drawing up new reasons to divert more of it from farms and people and into the San Francisco Bay. A “LIE” their reservoirs had already received 80% of the water needed.
800,000 ACRES OF LOST CROPS! THE STATE WILL NOT RELEASE WATER FOR THE FARMERS, THE FIRST TIME IN THE 54 YEAR HISTORY OF THE STATE WATER PROJECT.
“ENDANGERED SPECIES” “DELTA SMELT FISH” CAUSED GREAT JOB AND FOOD LOSS.
California’s Central Valley is considered by many to be the richest and most productive farmland in the nation. But this land is being threatened by the small, harmless-looking minnow called the delta smelt. Recently, it has landed on the endangered species list, causing a federal court to shut down vital pumps to farmers to help preserve it.” For the first time ever, farmers may be completely cut off from one of their sources of water. Farmers don’t have access to this water that runs right through the center of their farmland. It is being allocated to the delta smelt, a little fish protected by the Endangered Species Act. Representative Nunes says up to 80,000 jobs could be lost. So we’re talking about lots of jobs. We went to the food bank. The line was wrapped around the block because people don’t have food. (This was in 2009) All of the farmers along all of this land, two-thirds of the state of California, have depended on water to grow their crops. But the water is turned off here. So none of these farmers can expect to get any water. (The last I heard it caused a loss of 300,000 farmers)
MICHAEL TAYLOR, A FORMER ATTORNEY FOR THE US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND LOBBYIST FOR MONSANTO WAS APPOINTED TO A FEDERAL ROLE AS THE DEPUTY COMMISSIONER AT THE FDA.
Since then, the FDA has refused requests to label genetically modified products as such despite demands from consumer protection groups.
OUR GOVERNMENT & MONSANTO ARE WORKING TOGETHER TO ADD DEADLY CHEMICALS AND GMO’S TO OUR FOOD & WATER
The Obama Administration, Michael Taylor, Islam Siddiqui, Hilary Clinton, Dennis DeConcini, Margaret Miller, Marcia Hale, Mickey Kantor, Virginia Weldon, Josh King, David Beler, Carol Tucker, Linda Fisher, Lidia Watrud, and Roger Beachy all are government employees and they are all working with Monsanto to destroy our farms and to make certain that the only food that is available for Americans to eat is food that is corrupted with very dangerous chemicals and GMO’s which are ILLEGAL in almost every other country but ours.
Our drinking water contains FLUORIDE, ALUMINUM, and ARSENIC. (Fluoride is much more toxic in much smaller amounts when combined with Aluminum and Fluoride is banned in almost every other country). Hitler used Fluoride because it goes straight to your brain. Fluoride is also in beer, wine, and many of our foods and it does not have to be listed as an ingredient.
MILLIONS AGAINST MONSANTO
The list below shows just a few of the many profitable businesses that have been put out of business, PURPOSELY! There are many others. Government authorities continue their militaristic SWAT-style raids on Farms, Ranches, and Businesses all across America.
GIBSON GUITAR: THE GREAT GIBSON GUITAR RAID: STILL NO CHARGES FILED!
“They…come in with weapons and armed Swat Teams, they seized a half-million dollars worth of property, they shut our factory down three times, and they have not charged us with anything,” says Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, referring to the August 2011 raid on his Nashville and Memphis factories by agents from the Departments of Homeland Security and Fish & Wildlife. It cost them almost three million in legal fees. At issue is whether the wood was the correct level of thickness and finish before being exported from India. (Agents told them the finish on their wood should be done in India not the US).
They were told after three raids that if they move their operation to Madagascar they would be left alone.
EMINENT DOMAIN COULD TAKE HIS BUSINESS – CENTRAL RADIO COMPANY:
Norfolk Businessman fighting NRHA-ODU
NORFOLK, Va. Central Radio Company has been fixing communication systems for the Navy for decades, but now Old Dominion University, through the Norfolk Redevelopment Housing Authority (NRHA), wants the property on 39th Street for retail shopping. Bob Wilson, owner of Central Radio, will begin to fight in court to keep his business. NRHA and ODU want to begin the eminent domain case to take his Norfolk business. “It’s just un-American to me, as far as I’m concerned,” said Wilson. After 75 years in business, with over 140 employees and 50 years on 39th street and Hampton Boulevard, the threat of eminent domain looms large.
RICK REESE GUN SHOP: Gun dealer Reese takes defense stand in firearms smuggling case
Rick Reese and his family ran a gun shop outside of Deming, N.M., for more than 17 years. A task force led by Homeland Security Investigations – including hundreds of federal, state, county and local officers, helicopters, armored personnel carriers and numerous police cruisers – stormed the Reese property where the store and the Reese home is located. Officers broke into the store and the basement storage space where they confiscated the store’s inventory, hundreds of guns, almost 2 million rounds of ammunition and more than a dozen empty gun safes. Officers also broke into the Reese home and seized firearms, jewelry, cash and a coin collection Rick Reese had been building since he was a young boy. Vehicles, bank accounts and real estate were also seized. Federal prosecutors initiated forfeiture proceedings last December in an effort to make the seizures permanent before the family even went to trial, which locked up most of the family’s assets leaving them with little means to pay for legal assistance to fight the charges and the forfeiture efforts. All of this happened to the backdrop of breaking news about agents of the ATF and Department of Justice instructing firearms dealers to sell large numbers of guns and ammunition to known Mexican arms traffickers in an operation called “Fast and Furious.” In all, about 2,000 guns were allowed to “walk” out of federal control or monitoring, and most of them ended up in the hands of criminals in Mexico. U.S. Attorney Ken Gonzales declared: “This case serves to put firearms dealers on notice that they will be held accountable for any failure to comply with federal firearms laws.” Observers who have been following the “Fast and Furious” debacle, which has led to a “contempt of Congress” charge against Attorney General Eric Holder – yet led to no serious personnel actions against those responsible, much less criminal charges – marveled that U.S. Attorney Gonzales could make that statement with a straight face. Absent an accounting for “Fast and Furious, ”aggressively going after gun dealers whose primary crimes appear to have been either paperwork errors or a lack of a psychic ability to read a buyer’s mind is an outrage.” There is a provision in federal law specifically designed to protect gun dealers from having their inventory confiscated. That protection was included in the 1986 Firearms Owners Protection Act, or FOPA. The Reese family lawyers filed a motion for the trial judge to enforce those protections, but he rejected the motion. After almost a year in jail and a three-week trial, a jury has declared the members of the Reese family not guilty on 24 of the 28 counts against them.
ILLINOIS GUN WORKS: The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a citation, along with a proposed fine of $111,000 fine (OSHA), against Illinois Gun Works–a gun store and gunsmith business which has a shooting range and teaches safety classes. Many of alleged OSHA violations at the safety training range involved noise exposure for the instructors. Among OSHA’s suggestions were to eliminate training in “larger caliber” handguns such as “9 mm Luger and/or .45 Colt” and substitute “handguns of smaller caliber,” such as .22LR. And “Prohibition of any shotguns and/or rifles firing in the firing range.” (p. 6). In other words, eliminate training for all firearms except those which are least likely to have the stopping power to be effective for self-defense. And ensure that the range can never provide students with personal instruction in the use of the firearms which constitute the vast majority of firearms which people actually own. Among the “violations” noted in the citation: An instructor on the range wore Howard Leight Impact Sport Electronic Earmuffs, which allegedly provided insufficient noise protection. Another violation:“A gun range instructor conducting shooter instruction was observed reaching down on the range floor to collect a loaded handgun cartridge.The employee was not wearing any hand protection such as gloves.
EPA RAIDS AMMUNITION COMPONENT FACTORY IN MONTANA:
On March 27th the Environmental Protection Agency’s Criminal Division (EPA) raided USA Brass in Bozeman, Montana.
FBI agents were also on scene.
ARMED OFFICERS SHUT DOWN MASS. ICE CREAM STAND: GREAT BROOK FARM ICE CREAM STAND & DAIRY: “Mark Duffy, who has operated the dairy farm at the state-owned park for 26 years and has a lease with the state to run the stand, said ARMED Environmental Police officers showed up at stand on Friday evening and stood guard throughout the weekend, turning away customers.” According to Duffy, who lives on the nearby farm with his wife, he has made plenty of improvements over the years and this is the first time the authorities have thrown a fit. “The reason I’m here and the purpose of having me here is to improve the facility and operate a commercial dairy farm,” said Duffy, “I make improvements every single day and have for 26 years.” And along with Duffy being put out of work there are also the 13 other employees who worked there. They’re unemployed as well.
AFTER OBAMA BLOCKS PIPELINE, CHINA READIES $15.1BILLION Canadian Oil Deal
U.S. BRIDGES, ROADS BEING BUILT BY CHINESE FIRMS
Cities hire Chinese instead of American workers for building projects.
KEYSTONE PIPELINE: THOUSANDS OF JOBS-TO CHINA NOT THE U.S.!!!
When Barack Obama blocked the Keystone Pipeline, Republicans said the move would encourage Canada to pursue oil deals with China instead of the United States and cede a massive chunk of North American oil assets to the communist nation. Now, China’s state-run oil company CNOOC is poised to cut a $15.1 billion deal–the largest ever foreign acquisition for a Chinese company–with Canadian oil company Nexen. How many jobs and resources were lost because of this assault to our livelihood???
BRIDGE WORK: THOUSANDS OF JOBS & DOLLARS –TO CHINA NOT THE U.S.
TEXAS: $5 BILLION-Obama contracted the job to China. I-635 is being rebuilt with underground tolls from I-35 to I-45.
NEW YORK: $400 MILLION-Obama contracted the job to China. The Alexander Hamilton Bridge.
CALIFORNIA: $7.2 BILLION-Obama contracted the job to China. Bridge to connect San Francisco & Oakland.
ALASKA: $190 MILLION-Obama contracted the job to China.
MTA outsources $235M Verrazano Bridge project to China; The agency says it could not find an American company capable of making the high-tech steel plates it wants, but critics say the decision came down to cheaper labor.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority outsourced a $235 million renovation project to China for work on the statuesque steel span — over the protests of hard-up American steelworkers who say they could do the job.
OUTSOURCED VETERANS JOBS:Under the Obama Administration, the illegal outsourcing of entry-level VA jobs has become more prevalent. The VA hires more veterans than any other federal agency except the Department of Defense. However, according to the American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), the AFL-CIO union that represents over 205,000 VA employees, the agency continues to violate federal law by contracting out work that has been traditionally performed by veterans.
GOVERNMENT JOBS OUTSOURCED: Currently, about 40 state governments are outsourcing government jobs like issuing welfare checks and food stamps through overseas call centers.
NORTH AMERICAN FREE TRADE AGREEMENT: Since the (NAFTA) was signed in 1993, the rise in the U.S. trade deficit with Canada and Mexico through 2002 has caused the displacement of production that supported 879,280 U.S. jobs. Most of those lost jobs were high-wage positions in manufacturing industries. The loss of these jobs is just the most visible tip of NAFTA’s impact on the U.S. economy. More than 1.3 million additional Western jobs will vanish by 2014 due to “the accelerated movement of work to India and other offshore locations.
GULF OIL SPILL: Cumberland Advisers, a Sarasota, Florida-based investment advisory firm, has projected that the “Gulf Oil” spill will cost 1 million permanent jobs in the next five years. ( I still do not believe that was an accident and I also believe that we have the technology to have been able to shut it down much sooner than we did).
A GROSS INSULT TO UNEMPLOYED AMERICANS!
Obama could take one symbolic step on his own that would create jobs for about a dozen American workers. It involves the construction of a memorial and statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. on our National Mall. After all, King’s historic 1963 march on Washington was about jobs and poverty – so why not have some of our highly-skilled bricklayers and stone masons who’re now unemployed build this monument in honor of King’s legacy?
Seems sensible, but guess what? The quasi-governmental foundation overseeing the King memorial project doesn’t seem to have much sense. It is importing eight to 12 workers from – believe it or not – “China” to do this job!
G.E. MOVING IT’S 115 YEAR OLD X-RAY DIVISION TO CHINA – INVESTING “TWO BILLION” IN CHINA AND TRAINING OVER 65 ENGINEERS TO CREATE 6 RESEARCH CENTERS. THIS IS THE SAME G.E. THAT MADE 5.1 BILLION IN THE U.S. LAST YEAR BUT PAID “NO” TAXES. same company that employs more people overseas than it does in the United States. President Obama appointed G.E. Chairman Jeff Immelt to head his commission on job creation (job czar). Immelt is supposed to help create jobs.
CASH FOR CLUNKERS: The governments “Cash For Clunkers” program was the cause of over 2,200 car dealerships closing and the loss of over 120,000 jobs waiting for payment from the government. Under the program, people who scrap their gas guzzlers can get a voucher worth up to $4,500 toward a new, more fuel-efficient vehicle. Dealers essentially front the money for the cash incentive with the understanding that the government will reimburse them once they file the necessary paperwork online and the deal is approved. The rules assured that participating dealers will be reimbursed within ten days, but that just didn’t happen.
After Taking In the Clunkers, Car Dealers Report an Extended Wait for the Cash
Obama Didn’t Save the Auto Industry: He Took Away 2,200 Dealerships and 120,000 Jobs
OBAMA WANTS TO REPEAT “SUCCESS” OF AUTO BAILOUT WITH EVERY INDUSTRY…. (AUTO BAILOUT COST TAXPAYERS $23 BILLION)
Facts and Figures on Outsourcing
States Tackle Outsourcing
The Effects of U.S. Outsourcing to China – Made in America” is quickly becoming a lost phrase
Sending Jobs Overseas: The Cost to America’s Economy and Working Families
U.S. JOBS OUTSOURCED: U.S. jobs are lost as a direct result of overseas outsourcing. Forrester Research estimates that 3.3 MILLION white collar jobs will be outsourced by the year 2015 (Drezner, 2004).
According to Techsunite.org, over 500,000 jobs have been outsourced since the year 2000. There have also been over 250,000 additional jobs lost due to outsourcing.
GE Ex-CEO Takes On White House Via Twitter Over Jobs Data
Google cutting 4,000 workers at Motorola Mobility: Dominance, profit, or safety?
Obama to ban sport fishing (Newer Video’s on You-tube and ESPN were removed)
If Obama was successful at banning recreational fishing it would mean a loss of over one million jobs!
Obama “may” ban public fishing by executive order
Obama Admin Jumps to Squelch Rumors of U.S. Fishing Ban The Obama administration is trying to dash rumors that it planned to ban recreational fishing in marine waters and the Great Lakes in the wake of a series of Internet posts warning that such a prohibition was imminent. The administration is drafting plans for a new ocean policy and marine planning system. The inter-agency ocean task force has released draft plans that would set ocean conservation as a top national priority and lay the groundwork for marine planning.