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The Missing Patent and the Health Care Debate

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The Missing Patent and the Health Care Debate

Posted on 01 November 2009

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by Paul Ballonoff

Posted on 01 November 2009

The interest of the current administration in creating a federal national health care program, has provoked discussion of whether the federal government has sufficient power to do so. Often, the discussion is phrased as whether “the government” has sufficient power. Others have asked if the federal government has the power to compel individuals to purchase health insurance.

My article (“Limits to Regulation due to the Interaction of the Patent and Commerce Clause”, in CATO Journal, Vol. 20, No. 3, Winter 2001, pages 401 – 423), gives an insight into both questions, by answering this one: why does the so-called “patent clause” of the federal constitution, not use the word “patent”?

If the word “patent” meant what we currently mean by that term, then the clause could have simply stated the relevant power by saying the federal government can issue patents. Instead, the “patent clause” carefully states that the Congress has the power to issue exclusive rights for a limited time to authors or inventors. It does not use the word “patent” at all. More

1,600 are suggested daily for FBI’s list

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By Walter Pincus    Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, November 1, 2009

Number of names on terrorist watch list at 400,000, agency says

Newly released FBI data offer evidence of the broad scope and complexity of the nation’s terrorist watch list, documenting a daily flood of names nominated for inclusion to the controversial list.

During a 12-month period ended in March this year, for example, the U.S. intelligence community suggested on a daily basis that 1,600 people qualified for the list because they presented a “reasonable suspicion,” according to data provided to the Senate Judiciary Committee by the FBI in September and made public last week. More

One of the best places to follow the money behind NAIS is Wisconsin

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    Case Study: Wisconsin

    One of the best places to follow the money behind NAIS is Wisconsin, where the Wisconsin Livestock Identification Consortium (WLIC) and its partner group, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (WDATCP)81 have managed to secure close to $7 million in federal funding and more than a million dollars in non-federal funding over the last eight years.82,83 Bolstered by a state law requiring every farm premises to be registered in a central database, these groups are serving as administrators of what amounts to a state-level pilot project for NAIS.

    The WLIC, a consortium of private industry stakeholders and government agencies, has used these federal tax dollars to fund groups that could benefit financially from NAIS. By the middle of 2005, WLIC reportedly was funding more than a dozen research projects valued at close to $400,000, with money going to the Wisconsin Pork Association,84 which currently sits on the WLIC board of directors, and Smithfield, a current member of WLIC.85

    WLIC was founded in 2002 as “a proactive, livestock industry- driven effort”86 with a mission “to create a secure, nationally compatible livestock identification system.”87 The members and affiliates of the consortium read like a laundry list of the corporate and private interests that stand to gain from a mandatory NAIS. The big animal-ID tech companies, like AgInfoLink, Digital Angel, Global Animal Management, Y-Tex and Allflex USA, are all represented as members.88

    In coalition with the Wisconsin Department of Trade and Consumer Protection, the WLIC has developed its own USDA-compliant Animal Tracking Database — one of six that the USDA considers fully functional and capable of providing traceability.89

    The push for animal tracking in Wisconsin, however, has not gone smoothly. Some farmers continue to resist registering their premises or participating in animal identification — either because of privacy or property rights concerns, or, in the case of Amish farmers, on religious grounds.90 In 2007, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture began sending letters to dairy farmers on unregistered premises indicating their milk production licenses could be revoked if they failed to register their farms.91 This threat, which would have essentially forced non-compliant dairy farmers to go out of business, was eventually softened,92 but to critics of NAIS, it demonstrates the heavy-handed tactics that government agencies are willing to use to promote the program.

    Regarding forced vaccinations, examinations, quarantine and isolation in Ohio –

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    ppjg-48By: Al Whitney
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  • Carry this card with you at all times to guarantee your Constitutional rights.


    Department of health – powers 

    Ohio Revised Code ORC 3701.13

    The department of health shall have supervision of all matters relating to the preservation of the life and health of the people and have ultimate authority in matters of quarantine and isolation, which it may declare and enforce, when neither exists and modify, relax, or abolish, when either has been established.

    The Ohio legislature cannot pass laws that are contrary to the Ohio Constitution.

    They cannot pass vague laws or grant any agency the authority to supervise ALL matters involving the life and the health of the people! Who in the department of health has the right to supervise all matters relating to the preservation of life and health of the people? No bureaucratic agency can be legislatively “granted” ultimate authority to deprive Ohioans of the rights guaranteed them by the Ohio Constitution in the Bills of Rights, including Habeas Corpus!


    ” . . . laws must be understood not only by those persons who are required to obey them but by those persons who are charged with the duty of enforcing them.

    General duties of director of health

    Ohio Revised Code 3701.03

    “chief executive officer of the department of health”.

    (B) Nothing in this section authorizes any action that prevents the fulfillment of duties or impairs the exercise of authority established by law (the Constitution of Ohio, Bill of Rights) for any other person (me) or entity.


    Are you aware that if you are outside the law, there is no immunity and that you will be personally liable for any harm or loss of rights your actions may cause?

     If a rogue state bureaucracy, aka the Dept of Health & the public health system, is willing to ask you to enforce actions that are unlawful regarding me, what is to stop them from asking another officer to do the same to you or your family?

    An Open Letter to the Patriot Community

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    By: James P. Harvey (OldDog)

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  • America’s enemies are winning the war against freedom from tyrannical governance, and it is now time to consolidate our army of Informers.

    Make no mistake about it, there is no other option other than informing the masses about HOW America will become just another statistic in the long list of defeated Nations; and unless we can offer up information that can and does prove who did this to us, we will shortly become a satellite to a world government. Our only hope is by using the same techniques our enemy has used over and over to gain their objective. Namely, infuriate the masses with fear and outrage, against a particular target. This is a last call to arms people, so read carefully, and with the attitude of discovering how we can preserve our country’s sovereignty.  More

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