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One more time: A citizens ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ #1(MOU) with the Federal Government

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010 All Rights Reserved

Originally published in August 2009

Greetings:

Consider this a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to all members of the Senate, all members of the House, and to President Obama.  I am sure you are fully aware of the intent and implications of MOUs, as each of you, in one way or another, uses them to establish the outlining of agreements between yourselves, collectively or individually, concerning the agreements you have made with individuals acting as state’s representatives or agencies; generally to avoid Constitutional prohibitions on your intended actions and in avoidance of the Constitution.  I am using it in quite another fashion as you will see in the following text. More

Food Safety Sneak Attack! Passed by Unanimous Consent

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Barbara H. Peterson

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How many times does Congress have to stick it to us before we realize that this body politic has no other function than to obey its corporate masters? If you think that you are being represented by these crooks, liars and thieves, then think again. The “Food Safety” bill is alive and has taken so many twists and turns to end up on the verge of becoming law of the land that nobody in his or her right mind could possibly believe that they are not going to cram this garbage down our collective throat no matter what.

And if you thought that good old Sen. Tom Coburn, who had been blocking the legislation would ultimately hold onto what little integrity he could muster and save the day by rescuing us from impending Food Safety doom, think no more. “He lifted his objection at the final moment” (Alexander Bolton), and this travesty of justice was passed in the Senate by unanimous consent.

So, I present to you, unequivocally, the final straw that broke the camel’s back for any sane person relying on Congress to be anything other than what it is; and that is a reeking cesspool of corruption and deceit. It would seem that the only thing to do now is bend over and…well, you know the rest. The House will, quite possibly place the final nail in the coffin on Tuesday.

Food Safety Bill Lives

Jamie Dupree

December 19, 2010 8:39 PM [S.510] A major food safety bill that had almost been given up for dead was suddenly revived in the Senate late on Sunday evening, and may be ready for House approval as early as Tuesday.

In a parliamentary move laid out on the Senate floor by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just after 7pm, the Senate took the food safety language that was passed as part of a stop-gap budget plan by the House, attached it to another House-passed bill and approved that by unanimous consent.  More

Open Letter to Sen. Al Franken

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Senator Franken: I hope you will excuse my posting this in the form of an Open Letter. Since the Patriot Acts have added a whole new dimension to the expression ‘snail mail’, and given the importance of this matter to so many people, this presented the best way for me to get our views on your desk.
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December 14, 2010

Senator Al Franken
60 East Plato Blvd
Suite 220
Saint Paul, MN 55107

Re: Food Safety Modernization Act

Dear Senator Franken:

In an e-mail this morning you shared your views on the sometimes-called Food Safety Modernization Act, offering answers to several frequently asked questions.

I find two questions/answers particularly concerning:

Will the Food Safety Bill include new recordkeeping requirements for farms?

NO. The Food Safety Bill does not require that farms keep any new food safety-related records.

Actually:

http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodDefense/Bioterrorism/FoodFacilityRegistration/ucm063700 FDA redefines farms as any “facility” that…….
http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodDefense/Bioterrorism/FoodFacilityRegistration/ucm081637.htm

Will the Food Safety Bill charge farms and small businesses new registration fees? More

Betrayed again: S.510 fake food safety loaded into government funding resolution

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Marti Oakley (c)copyright 2010  All rights reserved

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“The intent is to derail the conversation from one of actual food safety, to one of “that’s not fair!”.

The argument is being put forward that it is not fair to exempt small farmers and ranchers from the corporate machine that would wipe them out.  I find it strange to hear the word “fair” applied to this obviously staged conversation.”  More

What you need to know about food safety in America, and specifically about the fake food safety bills

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H.R. 2749 – The Food Safety Enhancement Act. S. 510 – The Food Safety Modernization Act, are nothing more and nothing less than the codification of Codex Alimentarius into US Code & Statute.  These bills are meant to do nothing other than centralize food production and supply in the hands of corporations, (the same industrialized corporate farming operations which cause 95% of all food borne illnesses) while at the same time driving independent farmers and herders off their land and out of business.

If you think either of these two assaults on freedom have anything to do with food safety or protecting the sovereign states from food borne illnesses, you are not only mistaken, but also extraordinarily dense. 

The federal government has no real interest in food safety other than using it as an excuse for facilitating centralization and seizing food production and sales for corporate stakeholders.  Its also going to be a fabulously effective tool for relieving property owners….of their property. 

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Small Farmers, S 510 and “Your Stomachs Best Friend”

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“ABC News Senior Medical Editor Dr. Richard Besser discussed this issue with ABC News’ Chris Cuomo on Monday’s “Good Morning America”. Besser noted that even if E. coli contamination is confirmed in a particular batch of meat, “[the company] can cook that meat and sell it in another product.”   (emphasis added)”
“Your Stomach’s Best Friend”  
Dr. David Acheson aka “Your Stomach’s Best Friend” according to the Wall Street Journal, sat down with the renowned Food Safety News interviewer Helena Bottemiller to explain how the new Food Safety Bills working their way through the Legislative Process are going to save the American Consumer from the small ignorant farmer More

The Pharmaceutical Industry’s Unpleasant Hand in Health and Food Bills

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Robert Pear wrote an astounding article in the NY Times on Genetech’s influence on the healthcare bill, writing talking points for both sides of the aisle.  He proved Anthony Sutton’s proposition – that those with power simply use the left and right divide to get what they want, even setting it up.

And that global elite seems to working now through the pharmaceutical industry and bankers to gain power.  Interestingly, it was the pharmaceutical and chemical giant, IG Farben, which destabilized Germany, put Hitler in, and was the primary support for the 3rd Reich.  And the Rockefellers, oilmen and bankers with a focus on eugenics (genetic engineering), had a half interest in IG Farben and IG Farben a half interest in Standard Oil. More

The Festering Fraud behind Food Safety Reform

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By Nicole Johnson

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“The general public must recognize that only after the demystification of U.S. agriculture will family farmers, labor, and consumers see beyond corporate agribusiness’ manipulations to the point where they will recognize that both their mutual interests and the future of agriculture can be best decided through a system that not only practices political democracy, but economic democracy as well.” – Ingolf Voegler

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An extraordinary crime: The senseless killing of 700 Elk in Minnesota

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PPJG Original article  4:15 cst  September 23, 2009

 

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When I read that a prized herd of 700 elk in southeastern Minnesota was being destroyed by sharpshooters under the employ of the USDA, I just couldn’t help but wonder what was really going on.  Supposedly, from all published accounts, a dead cow had tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease.  This supposedly occurred in January of 2009 and the herd has been quarantined since that time.  In my opinion, this is what the elk herd really suffered from: 

Chronic, “These elk are in the way of our new investment and building plans; help us get rid of them” disease.

June 18, 2008     

TOWER INVESTMENTS UNVEILS PLANS FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY CENTER AT ELK RUN FACILITY.

Intro from this publication: (excerpted)

Pine Island, Minn. – (June 18, 2008) Tower Investments, LLC announced today at the Bio2008 International Convention in San Diego, Calif., plans for the Biotechnology Center at Elk Run (BCER) research, development and manufacturing facility. The center is a nonprofit organization committed to the development of biotechnology firms, technologies and services. Its first home—part of the 200-acre BioBusiness Park at Elk Run—is the first building slated for construction as part of the 2,325-acre master planned Elk Run development. (end excerpt)

Unfortunately for Tower Investments, a herd of 700 elk stood in the way of their grand scheme.  Actually, the herd represented a minor nuisance as Tower Investments immediately began working with local Representative, (D) Tim Walz which proved quite beneficial. More

Marti Oakley on Derry Brownfield radio show

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 host                          The Derry Brownfield Show

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             10 a.m. CST

              Wednesday, September 16, 2009

 

 

 

 

 

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Government out to destroy American farmer

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The Payson Roundup        

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This government seems desperate to destroy the small American farmer and organic farmers. This is clearly a bill written with the help of Big Agra, ie, Monsanto. HR 2749 came out of the worst of the “food safety” legislative bills.

This bill would give the Food and Drug Administration the power to quarantine a geographic area. Including “prohibiting or restricting movement of food or of any vehicle being used or that has been used or that has been used to transport or hold such food within the geographic area.” [This means “that has been used to transport or hold such food” would mean all cars that have ever brought groceries home or any pickup someone has eaten take-out in, so this means All transportation can be shut down under this]. More

Jackass Alert # 4: GMA likes the food safety bill – A bill contrary to family farm agriculture and local food alternatives

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Below is a list of known corporate insiders celebrating the passage of HR 2749……the seizure of the food production and supply here in the US, on behalf of corporations intending to further exploit the American public.  I suppose after receiving this monumental gift consisting of the preliminary groundwork for ending all competition and driving hundreds of thousands of family and independent farmers and ranchers out of business, a celebration was warranted.  In my article ” The Jackasses did it: HR 2749 passes the House“, I sarcastically closed with the thoughts that House members along with corporate donors were probably celebrating; turns out…..they were.  Marti

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~GMA Applauds U.S. House for Passage of Landmark Food Safety Bill~Calls on Senate to Follow Suit

Warning: GMA likes the food safety bill – A bill contrary to family farm agriculture and local food alternatives                                                                     

 Contact:
Scott Openshaw, Director, Communications, 202-295-3957
Brian Kennedy, Director, Communications, 202-639-5994

July 30, 2009

getimageGMA president and CEO Pamela G. Bailey today commended the members of the United States House of Representatives for passing H.R. 2749, The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009. The bill passed the House by a vote of 283-142.

“House passage of The Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009 marks an important milestone,” said Ms. Bailey. “This legislation will strengthen our nation’s food safety net by placing prevention as the cornerstone of our nation’s food safety strategy and providing FDA with the resources and authorities it needs to adequately fulfill its food safety mission. Combined with increased industry resources and vigilance, this legislation represents a once in a lifetime opportunity to modernize our food safety system and restore the public’s faith in the safety and security of the food supply.

“We applaud the House for its vision and leadership in tackling this tough issue and urge the Senate to swiftly follow suit and pass its food safety bill as quickly as possible.”

GMA supports many of the provisions of S. 510, the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, authored by lead sponsors U.S. Senators Richard J. Durbin (D-IL) and Judd Gregg (R-NH) and co-sponsored by Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA), Richard Burr (R-NC), Christopher J. Dodd (D-CT), Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Roland Burris (D-IL), Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Tom Udall (D-NM), and will be working with HELP Committee Chairman Kennedy, Ranking Member Enzi and the entire committee in the coming weeks to develop and enact sensible, meaningful and timely food safety reform legislation. More

Marti Oakley a guest on The Derry Brownfield Show

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September 2, 2009  

The Derry Brownfield Show

Host: Derry Brownfield

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Call In Number: 1-800-973-3779
This will be an open conversation covering a number of topics related to farming and ranching. 

Marti Oakley on Superhuman radio with Host: Carl Lanore

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Posted August 26, 2009 7:50 pm CST  (C) Marti Oakley

 

farmersmarket1Carl Lanore is the host of Superhuman Radio, a broadcast  devoted to living healthy, eating healthy and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.  Carl is an advocate of regular excersize, organic and natural foods, and interestingly, body building. 

Carl has a series of broadcasts devoted to these issues;  realizing the threat that is coming our way via various pieces of legislation designed to replace natural and healthy foods with gmo’s, chemicals and additives and toxic pharmaceuticals, not fit for human consumption, and what affect these unnatural products are having on society as a whole and to our health. 

A big thank you to Carl Lanore for giving me the time to discuss NAIS, Premesis ID, and the actual inclusion of farms in HR 2749.   Please take time to listen to this and other relevant interviews easily accessible on Superhuman Radio. 

Marti Oakley on Superhuman radio with Host: Carl Lanore

Listen here:

http://www.superhumanradio.com/mp3/player.htm

CODEX and the Depopulation Agenda on the Common Sense Show

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Dave Hodges, Annie Deriso and I talk about HR 2749, Monsanto, and CODEX’s parts in the depopulation agenda and what we can do.

Listen HERE.

Barb

Marti Oakley on: Lives in the Balance with Jason Littlejohn

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Lives in the Balance with Jason Littlejohn

Guest:  Marti Oakley on HR 2749, NAIS

 

 

 

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HR 2749 Authorizes International Take-Over of Domestic Food Production

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HR 2749 Authorizes International Take-Over of Domestic Food Production

© Doreen Hannes 2009

HR 2749 AUTHORIZES NAIS and OTHER INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
Congressional staffers have been telling people that HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009, does not authorize the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Many organic groups have agreed with them. However, this is misleading. Though HR 2749 does not name “the” National Animal Identification System, it still authorizes the program. It also does not state that it legally authorizes Good Agricultural Practices, or GAP, partially comprising Codex guidelines on traceability and food safety, and the OIE’s Guide to Good Farming Practices including auditing, certification and inspections, disincentives for not participating in the form of fines, penalties, and loss of access to market, but it does. Is it possible that Congress was not aware of what it voted on?  The bill was changed three times in a 24-hour period before passing the House 283-142 on July 30, 2009.

Are these assertions about HR 2749 wild and unsubstantiated? Proving them is fairly easy—just understand “Good Agricultural Practices” (GAP), how the agencies of the World Trade Organization operate within member countries to achieve them and what comprises the actual jurisdiction of the FDA and USDA. A brief explanation follows, along with substantiating quotes from HR 2749.

 First we look to jurisdiction in HR2749….

“Nothing in this Act or any amendment made by this Act shall be construed to alter the jurisdiction between the Secretary of Agriculture and the Secretary of Health and Human Services, under applicable statutes and regulations…” (p.3&4)

Then, tossing our preconceived notions to the wind and looking to law instead, we find that congressional testimony of the FDA on establishing a single food safety agency and a myriad of other sources including the FAO (Food and Ag Organization of the UN), the FDA statements on the Bioterrorism Act of 2002, and many books on food law affirm that FDA has jurisdiction over live food animals:

FDA is the Federal agency that regulates 80 percent of the nation’s food supply-everything we eat except for meat, poultry, and certain egg products, which are regulated by our partners at USDA. FDA’s responsibility extends to live food animals…”(Cfans Director, March 2004 Congressional hearing) More

HR 2749: Food Safety’s Scorched Earth Policy

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By Barbara H. Peterson
Farm Wars

HR 2749 is being rushed through Congress, and the house may look to suspend the rules and fast track the bill at Obama’s request. Just what can we expect from this legislation? A lot more of the following: 

Dick Peixoto planted hedges of fennel and flowering cilantro around his organic vegetable fields in the Pajaro Valley near Watsonville to harbor beneficial insects, an alternative to pesticides. 

He has since ripped out such plants in the name of food safety, because his big customers demand sterile buffers around his crops. No vegetation. No water. No wildlife of any kind.  More

Marti Oakley, a guest on Truth Farmer with Doreen Hannes

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 This week on Truth Farmer, with Doreen Hannes, we’ll try to get through what I was hoping to get through last week, that being the facts versus fiction and the real truth on HR 2749, which is the Food Safety Enhancement Act offered up (truly) by the same Congressman who brought you the Cap and Trade Act, Congressman Henry Waxman of California.

 Our guest for the trip through this legislation is going to be Marti Oakley, who has gone through the bill and all the statutes that it proposes to amend so that she has a true understanding of the ramifications and points of concern about this bill. Marti has been a very active and vocal opponent of all things Big Brother and has a website just loaded with information and her articles. You can go to http://www.ppjg.wordpress.com/> and spend a month or so there!

Please do join us and feel free to call in to (646) 727-2652 after the first half hour as we welcome all input and discussion about  the destruction of this nation and how we can go about reclaiming and standing for our Freedom.

 Click on the links below to hear Truth farmer on Tuesday from 12pm CST to 2pm CST:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Sentinel_Radio/2009/07/21/Truth-Farmer-with-Doreen

http://www.tsrn.us/blog/show-schedule/

Feel Free to call in! The number is (646) 727-2652. Thank you!

Doreen Hannes

Also check out http://www.newswithviews.com for my articles on the National Animal Identification system and from other excellent researchers on many topics affecting your freedom…also my blog,

www.truth-farmer.blogspot.com

“It’s dangerous to be right when your government is wrong”==Voltaire

NAIS – A Way to Control Rural Population

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wcn logo-mainBy Pat Kopecki

Source: Wilson County News

July 7, 2009

Agriculture leaders, as well as farmers and ranchers, are watching the outcome of the many congressional bills that are being discussed on Capitol Hill. They question whether farmers and ranchers will survive if additional permits and taxation are implemented. Two of the issues currently being discussed are the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) that is included in House Resolution (HR) 875, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2009, and the probable taxation of cattle by means of changes in the Clean Air Act. READ MORE…

Food Safety Scam: The Letter of the Law Makes Criminals of Us All

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NICA_Prison_BarsBy Barbara H. Peterson

There is a big difference between the spirit and the letter of the law. The key to analyzing the effects of any type of legislation that ultimately results in setting rules and regulations in motion through a set of laws is in understanding the difference between the spirit and letter of the law, and how this concept is applied towards enforcement of any particular law. READ MORE…

HR 2749: Our food supply seized by the Merchants of greed

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greedHR 2749, the “Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009” is the latest in a series of misguided “food safety” legislation that utilizes a failed “one-size-fits-all regulatory scheme”. The legislation is completely absent effective regulation for US food imports and corporate agribusiness behemoths such as Monsanto, ADM, Con Agra and Cargill (primary causes of food safety failures). HR 2749 clearly favors the increased greed of the corporate industrial food complex while shifting the cost to small, local farmers, local food producers. It must be stopped at once.
There’s more.
According to Farm to Consumer.org, a non-profit organization protecting the constitutional rights of small family farms and consumers, “this bill would be an “absolute disaster for small farms and artisan food production”.
Here is the skinny on the HR 2749:
 
HR 2749 gives FDA tremendous power while significantly diminishing existing judicial restraints on actions taken by the agency. Power to Quarantine a Geographic Area; the FDA can also Halt All Movement of All Food in a geographic area.
  • Random Warrantless Searches of Business Records
  • Establishing a Tracing System for Food
  • Severe Criminal and Civil Penalties.
  • Annual Registration Fee of $500
  • Regulation of How Crops Are Raised and Harvested More

Another fake food safety bill…….HR 2749 The latest assault from the District of Criminals

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monsan_deesAt every turn, from every angle and at every opportunity our own government, the same people we voted into office to protect and defend us, to honor the Constitution, prove they are not only unworthy but also dead set against us.

 

The pressure in the District of Criminals must be great.  The deadline looms for compliance with Codex Alimentarius and the World Trade Organization’s demands.  No doubt “cooperative agreements” of all sizes and kinds from many different sources have been made with congressional members who obviously have assured the behind the scenes power brokers that they can in fact, deliver the US to international control and codify Codex into US Law. More

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