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Make the FDA Advisory, Not Mandatory

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On March 30th we published an article about the sudden push by the FDA to label homeopathic remedies as dangerous.

FDA Pushing To Regulate Homeopathy Out of Existence?

In response to this, an organization called Downsize DC is taking action to do two things…

•Stop the FDA from prohibiting homeopathy
•Urge Congress to make the FDA advisory rather than mandatory
We’re copying you on the message Downsize DC is sending to its supporters. We urge you to read it and then use the link below to go to Downsize DC’s quick-and-easy Educate the Powerful System to issue the same instructions to your Congressional reps.

e20642aa-a865-44fb-970a-993429fedad8Click this link to write your letter!

https://downsizedc.org/etp/fda/

Here’s the Downsize DC message…

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Please be aware…

The FDA is threatening to crack down on homeopathy. Please take action to stop this oppression. https://downsizedc.org/etp/fda/

•Ask Congress to make the FDA advisory rather than mandatory.
•Use your personal comments to tell Congress to block the FDA from any action against homeopathy.
You can copy or edit the following letter for this purpose…

I believe personal conscience should rule in all things. This includes minority health care choices such as homeopathy. Sadly, within just the last few days, the FDA has rushed to…

* Publish a “safety alert” against homeopathy 19 http://1.usa.gov/1FgGuRf

* Called for hearings on April 20th. http://1.usa.gov/1FgGzV2

I want all my Congressional representatives to write the FDA a letter telling them to cancel the alert and the hearings.

I also want you to sponsor legislation that will make the FDA advisory rather than mandatory. Toward this end, please inform yourself that a 2009 survey of adverse events showed…

* 41 major adverse events with only one death for the entire spectrum of supplements including botanicals, amino acids, and vitamins

* More than 7,000 major adverse events for FDA approved drugs, including 496 deaths

This makes it very clear — we do NOT need the FDA to protect us from things like supplements and homeopathy. What we really need is protection from the FDA and their Big Pharma cronies.

Please show that you represent me, and not the FDA-Big Pharma cartel.

* Send that letter I asked you for telling the FDA to back-off homeopathy

* Sponsor legislation making the FDA advisory rather than mandatory

I will be watching what you do.

–END OF SAMPLE LETTER TO CONGRESS–

take actionhttps://downsizedc.org/etp/fda/

Click Link!

You can copy and paste this letter, or write one of your own, using using Downsize DC’s Educate the Powerful System. https://downsizedc.org/etp/fda/

Please forward this email to interested friends.

Sayer Ji, founder of Greenmedinfo.com

Jim Babka, President DownsizeDC.org, Inc.

Death of A Small Business – Big Dairy Wins Again.

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2011 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

The great thing about “banning” food items is the ease in which it is completed these days. For instance:

Raw-milk dairy closes as costs rise

But the owners of Greenwood Farms, Holly and Steve Atkinson, say their numbers just weren’t working. The equipment, chemical and labor costs of producing raw milk were simply too high, despite growing demand from consumers willing to pay $10 or more a gallon.

Because there is no “Free Market” competition as a result of  huge milk subsidies, the smaller producer is pushed out. In this case by their own responsible choice to protect the safety of their customers. Don’t forget the “barrier to entry” that exists to even start-up a small dairy.

To survive financially, Atkinson said, the farm would have to scale up — and that would come only at the expense of safety.

“We would’ve had to double the number of cows and work 80 hours a week,” she said. “If we had grown the dairy to where we could make a profit, I don’t think we could’ve produced safe raw milk because once you get that big, you get into the factory mentality.”

If the artificial dairy market was not boosted by $74.1 Million last year  through governmental interference, having to compete with small dairies would force Agri-dairy to be more responsible.

For more information on “the dairy world” from a really great site, visit johnbuntingsjournal.

Good-bye Greenwood Farms.

DEFEND FOOD SOVEREIGNTY IN YOUR STATE!

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From Paul Griepentrog, Randy Cook and Jessica Bernier

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“The ins and outs of this are complex, and with having to deal with all the various attacks on our Liberty, I find myself facing the situation, where it’s hard to focus on the fact you are trying to drain the swamp, when you are up to your ass in alligators!”

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FDA and Milk Regulation

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Lynn Swearingen  (C) copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

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“In one sense this is yet another ridiculous example of the United States Government getting involved in a situation in which it should have no say. We all should have concerns when the FDA releases comments such as the following:” More

Declare Your Independence with Ernest Hancock: S510

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Listen to Ernie and Barb discuss S.510  – Dec. 1 show! More

Three Hots and A Cot for D.C. Tots

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Warning: The first link in this OpEd has a D.C. Weather Loop. Like most items in D.C. it operates slow and will eat up your time with waiting. If you must verify the source – ensure you grab something to drink first. I provide it for verification that yes indeed the information is true.

Washington D.C. schools, you know the ones that are not good enough for POTUS and FLOTUS offspring, have a new plan for the most economically challenged residents. Jobs? No. Less Governmental interference? No.  “Free” food – in fact 3 meals a day formulated by a chef for their delicate little palates: More

What Are They Thinking?

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Lynn Swearingen (c) copyright 2010 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Periodically I am forwarded an article with the question “What do you think?” Sometimes, a very few sometimes, I read through and think “Another stupid knee jerk reaction.” on the part of the author and go my merry way. After all, most of us get numerous emails concerning public policy and in reality besides pointing out the irony (or stupidity) our “trash overflowith” so to speak.

The more I considered this article, the more I began to consider that perhaps this topic deserved more than the traditional “delete key” motion – I hope to explain why. As usual one would hope that the reader would listen to my self-aware narcissistic ramblings (at least I am aware of my condition) until the end in which I will attempt to tie together the facts for digestion. I beseech thee to be Open Minded for these few words of discussion.

First and foremost I would pose these questions. What would you think if there was a Nationwide effort to teach safety, increase youngsters self-confidence, increase concentration through focus and empower our youth to become self-sufficient individuals? What if this program was Congressionally chartered in 1903, but was independent of governmental monies and therefore a non-political entity? What if this program sounded like a wonderful opportunity for individuals, young or old, to have the opportunity to participate in a group setting and become better members of society?

No matter if one is Liberal, Conservative, Democratic or Republican – I believe I am hearing those proverbial heads nodding. The above concept is in many ways the recent pronunciation of what we hope our future will hold. Family, security, hope……

Now before we all join hands and begin a rousing chorus of Kumbaya – let me place one more word out there.   Gun.

Hold on, don’t run just yet. Before the feared firearm reared it’s “ugly” head readers from all walks of life were just joined together in an almost unified dance of bi-partisan love. So give me a minute here.

The program I obliquely refer to is The Civilian Marksmanship Program. One finds the following information on their website:

The CMP was created by the U.S. Congress as part of the 1903 War Department Appropriations Act. The original purpose was to provide civilians an opportunity to learn and practice marksmanship skills so they would be skilled marksmen if later called on to serve in the U.S. military. Over the years the emphasis of the program shifted to focus on youth development through marksmanship. From 1916 until 1996 the CMP was administered by the U.S. Army. Title XVI of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104-106, 10 February 1996) created the Corporation for the Promotion of Rifle Practice & Firearms Safety (CPRPFS) to take over administration and promotion of the CMP. The CPRPFS is a tax-exempt non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that has been Federally chartered by the U.S. Congress, but is not an agency of the U.S. Government (Title 36, United States Code, Section 40701 et seq). Apart from a donation of surplus .22 and .30 caliber rifles in the Army’s inventory to the CMP, the CMP receives no Federal funding.

This is an organization that encourages not only good citizenship, but brings families together through the hands on training, safety and competition. These are good things. They help provide the training and tools to make us a safer community. Tools naturally have to include the gun. More

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