Home

Wisconsin DATCP: the flies are circling

8 Comments

Marti Oakley (c)Copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

____”Had this bill passed, DATCP swat and raid teams would have been all over your dairy farms like flies on a dead cow.”  ******************

I tried to warn you back in November of 2009 that hiring lobbyists and handing your hard earned dollars over to national groups claiming to be prepared to defend you should you come under fire, was an exercise in futility.  And, after receiving yet another alert of a pending protest or whatever they were calling it, I couldn’t help but note this new alert that had come out at that time, strictly forbid any calls from outside the state of Wisconsin or anyone showing up in person to support Wisconsin family and independent dairy farmers.  This kind of support could set things back!  After all…you had a paid lobbyist along with a couple of big name national groups who were going to handle everything. Any “outsiders” would just mess things up! 

In fact, the emails that were sent around behind the scenes specifically mentioned my own efforts to gather farmers and herders from several states to travel to Wisconsin to stand with farmers there in solidarity.  This planned protest was called off at 3. a.m. in the morning via email by the very group that had called for it.  No explanation was ever given as to why: just the ensuing organizational alert forbidding the interference from “outsiders”.  Now didn’t any of you think that was just a little on the odd side? 

Somewhere around this same time an obviously faked version of a milk bill was published as some kind of evidence that action was being taken.  When the fraud was exposed, a bill was quickly cobbled together which I can only assume was the pretext for the Milk Bill that just got vetoed by Gov. Doyle.  More

American working in Mexico:From the other side of the fence…

6 Comments

Received the following from Tom O’Malley, who was a Director with S.W. BELL in Mexico City:

“I spent five years working in Mexico. I worked under a tourist Visa for three months and could legally renew it for three more months. After that you were working illegally. I was technically illegal for three weeks waiting on the FM3 approval

“During that six months our Mexican and U.S. attorneys were working to secure a permanent work visa called a ‘FM3’. It was in addition to my U.S. passport that I had to show each time I entered and left the country. Barbara’s was the same, except hers did not permit her to work.

  • “To apply for the FM3, I needed to submit the following notarized originals (not copies):
  • 1. Birth certificate for Barbara and me.
  • 2. Marriage certificate.
  • 3. High school transcripts and proof of graduation.
  • 4. College transcripts for every college I attended and proof of graduation.
  • 5. Two letters of recommendation from supervisors I had worked for at least one year.
  • 6. A letter from the St. Louis Chief of Police indicating that I had no arrest record in the U.S. and no outstanding warrants and, was “a citizen in good standing”.
  • 7. “Finally, I had to write a letter about myself that clearly stated why there was no Mexican citizen with my skills and why my skills were important to Mexico. We called it our ‘I am the greatest person on Earth’ letter. It was fun to write.”
    More

Humane Observers Need Daily Access to Monitor Horses’ Well-Being

Leave a comment

Press Release from the Cloud Foundation

The Cloud Foundation
news@thecloudfoundation.org

Result of BLM’s lack of care – Photo by Laura Leigh 
Fallon, NV (May 21, 2010)—On Sunday, May 16th, visitors and humane observers to the government holding pens in Fallon, Nevada found injured wild horses and photographed a starving, emaciated colt among the 2,100 mustangs. The young colt had clearly been struggling for multiple days and was not placed in a hospital pen with his mother. Advocates alerted Bureau of Land Management (BLM) staff to the colt’s poor condition. After the facility closed the only veterinarian, responsible for the care of over 3,000 horses at two BLM facilities, was called in and euthanized the colt. The Washoe County Sheriff is currently investigating multiple incidences of animal abuse at the Fallon Facility. 

More

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: