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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

Corruption of congress continues: S.510/HR2749 loaded into a dead bill

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Quotes of the Day:

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” — attributed to Edmund Burke

“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do the wrong thing.” — Michael Cloud

The so-called food safety bill passed. It took corrupt procedural tricks to do it.

We told you last week that the Senate made a mistake when they passed their version of the Food Safety Bill (S.510). Under the Constitution only the House can introduce revenue measures. The Senate trampled on this prerogative, and the House leadership wouldn’t stand for it.

Because of this . . .

We thought the so-called food safety bill was dead, and that we had won. Not so. Instead, we lost. Badly.

I’ll tell you how this happened, and what we can do about it. You’ll need to be motivated, smart, and intuitive to understand what’s been done to you, and that there IS a way to defeat these bastards.

So . . .

The “food safety” bill did NOT die as it should have because House leaders used what I’ll call a “Dead Shell Bill” to trick their way past their Constitutional and procedural problems. This “Dead Shell Bill,” HR 3082, was . . .

* Dead in the sense that it was a numbered bill that was never going to reach a final vote.
* An empty Shell because the Congressional leadership removed its original contents. More

S. 510, Codex, and The One-World Government Agenda

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Live Link: Activist Post 
 

AP: S.510, the Food Safety Modernization Act, has Codex Alimentarius written all over it. By now, this much should be apparent. Besides the cumbersome regulations accompanied with traceability provisions which are merely a cover for surveillance to prevent small or local farmers from providing food outside of the corporate system, the bill gives unprecedented power over food production to FDA, HHS, and DHS. 
Overbearing regulations aimed at small food producers that provide larger facilities with an unfair advantage are a hallmark of Codex guidelines. Likewise, the ability of the FDA, HHS, and DHS to implement various standards independently, or as a result of executive decrees, signals the coming Codex principles to the American food supply. This much has been well documented in recent publications.  More

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

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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

S. 510 and Codex Alimentarius Link: Tracking, Tracing, and Monitoring Independent Food Production

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December 04-10 

Brandon Turbeville

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“If Grandma wants to sell her famous raspberry jam at the county fair (within 275 miles of her canning kitchen) she will indeed be a small producer exemptions, but not before she forks over 3 years of financials, documentation of hazard control plans, and local licenses, permits, and inspection reports. She must submit this documentation to the satisfactory approval of the Secretary; and if she fails to do so, the entirety of S.510 can be enforced on her. That’s hardly what I call an exemption.” More

South Korean trade deal signed: Bend over America!

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Comment:  It appears we are caught in the middle of a nightmare from which we are unable to wake. While the president insists we must accept the global economy, we can see the devastating effects of this system of global banking, mounting famine and starvation, the concentration of wealth in the hands of a few and the massive decline in wages and the standard of living here in the US.  If this is what a global economy does, and if unlawful trade agreements are constructed to facilitate this, I say we reject it totally; it is killing us all. More

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