Friday, December 17, 2010

S 510 Could Go in Another Bill, keep calling your senators

S 510 Could Still Go In a New Funding Bill

Please Call Your Senators Today

Thanks to the calls, emails and prayers of many, S 510 is stalled for the moment since Senators rejected the House Continuing Resolution (CR) - also called the "Omnibus" bill - because of the "extra" bills, like S 510, that were added to it.  The Senate is now working on a short term CR.  They could still attach S 510 to a new CR.



Folks, this effort has been intensified recently, and we hope this will change soon, but this part is not over just yet.  Let's persist and see this through!

                                         PLEASE STAY WITH THIS. 
                                  ANY NEW CONTINUING RESOLUTION BILL.

Please continue to act now if you don't want this legislation to become law.

Tell your Senators that the FDA has not been adequately inspecting the processing facilities and imports it is already authorized to, but it has been raiding farms, buying clubs and small dairies from New York to Washington state and all in between, sending out SWAT teams to hold families at gunpoint in pre-dawn raids.  (Read about the latest raid in Minnesota last week, where state agents raided Minnesota citizens, forcibly taking their food.  Read more about earlier raids ).  S 510 gives sweeping new authority to the FDA to control the food you want to eat.  The amendments to the bill provide little to no protection from these new powers for the vast majority of farms.  And these "exceptions" can be removed if the FDA feels there is "reason to believe" that a farm has a safety issue - they will not need evidence. Worst of all, the Tester amendment sets the precedent that small farms selling directly to the final consumer should be subject to government oversight.  Direct trade from farmer to consumer should never be regulated, inspected, or interfered with in any way by the government .

The FDA's track record of aggressively persecuting small farms, food buying clubs and small dairies speaks for itself.  This, and the fact that the FDA has stated in court that you have no right to consume any particular food, no right to bodily or physical health, and no right to contract is enough reason to not give the FDA any more control over your food.

 Please tell your Senators you are smart enough to decide what you want to eat, and not to give the FDA any more power.


1.  Please call your Senators to keep the food safety bill out of any new Continuing Resolution Bill.

Ask to speak to the aide who handles food safety.  Tell them that new, costly legislation DOES NOT BELONG in the new Continuing Resolution.

Tell them that the FDA has been sending out SWAT teams to raid small farms, food buying clubs and small dairies for several years and this bill would only give the FDA more power.  Tell the aide this bill will make food safety issues worse by eliminating smaller farms - where the healthiest food comes from, and consolidating food production into the industrial facilities that are the primary cause of food safety problems. The Tester-Hagan amendment requires extensive paperwork, does not fix the basic problems with the bill, and sets up government oversight of direct trade. 

Yours for food freedom,

Deborah Stockton, Executive Director
National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (NICFA)

Our purpose is to promote and preserve unregulated direct farmer-to-consumer trade that fosters availability of locally grown or home-produced food products.
NICFA opposes any government funded or managed National Animal Identification System.


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Friday, November 19, 2010

Emergency Action Alert on Leahy Food Safety Bill

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A message from the Alliance for Natural Health USA

URGENT! Please Take Action Immediately!

Emergency Action Alert on Leahy Food Safety Bill

This very minute, Senate insiders are working behind closed doors to make even innocent acts by small food and supplement producers punishable with ten-year jail terms.

It is touch-and-go whether we can keep that provision out of the Senate Food Safety bill (S. 510). At least 40,000 messages have already poured into Senate offices, but we need even more. If you have already sent a message, please send another, because there is new information. This is a now-or-never moment.

As we have explained before, the specific problem lies in Sen. Leahy's so-called Food Safety Enhancement Act (S. 3767). Long jail terms were explicitly rejected by the Senate committee that put together the Senate Food Safety bill. These long jail terms are already in the House Food Safety bill, which has passed. If they get into the Senate bill, they will almost certainly become law.

Senate insiders are currently "editing" their Food Safety bill behind closed doors, creating what is called a Manager's Amendment Package that will probably be substituted for the current Food Safety bill. We know that one of the issues they are deciding is whether to move the Leahy language inside this new version of the bill. Even more shocking, they are not required to reveal this amendment package to the public (or even to the Senate itself) until right before the bill comes up for a vote.

Why would they do such a thing? One reason: to stop grassroots organizations like ANH-USA from informing the public or organizing a public response

Leahy's bill now says you don't go to jail for up to ten years unless you "consciously or recklessly disregard a risk of death or serious bodily injury."  This is an improvement. But of course, what is conscious or unconscious, is in the eye of the beholder. No actual harm is necessary! The threat of ten years in jail is a powerful weapon of intimidation, which the FDA will use.

Please do your part to help stop this. Contact your senators right now. Tell them to keep Leahy's language out of the Food Safety bill, whether in the Manager's Package or as an amendment on the Senate floor.

Your voice makes a difference. Earlier we asked you to support Sen. Tester's proposal that exempts small food producers who sell their food directly to market (such as farmers' markets) from additional burdensome regulations in the Food Safety bill. We are happy to tell you that this amendment just got accepted, thanks to your action!

We've also just learned that Rep. Henry Waxman, still chairman (for a few more weeks) of the House Commerce Committee overseeing food, has told key Democratic senators that he will support the final version of the Senate Food Safety bill rather than try to meld it with the truly horrible House bill he crafted. Why would he do this? Because he wants Food Safety passed during the lame duck session. This means that whatever comes out of the Senate will likely pass the House and become law in short order.

This appears be our last chance to stop the Leahy language. We need your support now more than ever. Please contact your senators immediately, even if you have done so before!

Gretchen DuBeau
Executive and Legal Director

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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Chiggers, Sand Fleas and Scorpions! - Forwarded from a former combat Marine

Forwarded from a former combat Marine

Chiggers, Sand Fleas and Scorpions!
            From a Recon Marine in Afghanistan ...

            From the Sand Pit, it's freezing here.  I'm sitting on hard, cold dirt between rocks and shrubs at the base of the Hindu Kush Mountains , along the Dar 'yoi Pomir River , watching a hole that leads to a tunnel that leads to a cave.  Stake out, my friend, and no pizza delivery for thousands of miles.

            I also glance at the area around my ass every ten to fifteen seconds to avoid another scorpion sting.  I've actually given up battling the chiggers and sand fleas, but the scorpions give a jolt like a cattle prod.  Hurts like a bastard.  The antidote tastes like transmission fluid, but God bless the Marine Corps for the five vials of it in my pack.

            The one truth the Taliban cannot escape is that, believe it or not, they are human beings, which means they have to eat food and drink water.  That requires couriers and that's where an old bounty hunter like me comes in handy.  I track the couriers, locate the tunnel entrances and storage facilities, type the info into the handheld, shoot the coordinates up to the satellite link that tells the air commanders where to drop the hardware.  We bash some heads for a while, then I track and record the new movement.

            It's all about intelligence.  We haven't even brought in the snipers yet.  These scurrying rats have no idea what they're in for.  We are but days away from cutting off supply lines and allowing the eradication to begin.

            I dream of bin Laden waking up to find me standing over him with my boot on his throat as I spit into his face and plunge my nickel-plated Bowie knife through his frontal lobe.  But you know me, I'm a romantic.  I've said it before and I'll say it again: This country blows, man. It's not even a country.  There are no roads, there's no infrastructure, there's no government.  This is an inhospitable, rock pit, shit hole, ruled by eleventh century warring tribes.  There are no jobs here like we know jobs.

            Afghanistan offers two ways for a man to support his family: join the opium trade or join the army.  That's it.  Those are your options.  Oh, I forgot, you can also live in a refugee camp and eat plum-sweetened, crushed beetle paste and squirt mud like a goose with stomach flu, if that's your idea of a party.  But the smell alone of those 'tent cities of the walking dead' is enough to hurl you into the poppy fields to cheerfully scrape bulbs for eighteen hours a day.

            I've been living with these Tajiks and Uzbeks, and Turkmen and even a couple of Pushtuns, for over a month-and-a-half now, and this much I can say for sure:  These guys, all of 'em, are Huns...actual, living Huns.  They LIVE to fight.  It's what they do.  It's ALL they do.  They have no respect for anything, not for their families, nor for each other, nor for themselves.  They claw at one another as a way of life.  They play polo with dead calves and force their five-year-old sons into human cockfights to defend the family honor.  Huns, roaming packs of savage, heartless beasts who feed on each other's barbarism.  Cavemen with AK-47's.  Then again, maybe I'm just cranky.

            I'm freezing my ass off on this stupid hill because my lap warmer is running out of juice, and I can't recharge it until the sun comes up in a few hours.  Oh yeah!  You like to write letters, right?  Do me a favor, Bizarre.  Write a letter to CNN and tell Wolf and Anderson and that awful, sneering, pompous Aaron Brown to stop calling the Taliban 'smart.'  They are not smart.  I suggest CNN invest in a dictionary because the word they are looking for is 'cunning.' The Taliban are cunning, like jackals and hyenas and wolverines.  They are sneaky and ruthless, and when confronted, cowardly.  They are hateful, malevolent parasites who create nothing and destroy everything else.  Smart.  Pfft.  Yeah, they're real smart.

            They've spent their entire lives reading only one book (and not a very good one, as books go) and consider hygiene and indoor plumbing to be products of the devil.  They're still figuring out how to work a Bic lighter.  Talking to a Taliban warrior about improving his quality of life is like trying to teach an ape how to hold a pen; eventually he just gets frustrated and sticks you in the eye with it.

            OK, enough.  Snuffle will be up soon, so I have to get back to my hole.  Covering my tracks in the snow takes a lot of practice, but I'm good at it.

            Please, I tell you and my fellow Americans to turn off the TV sets and move on with your lives.  The story line you are getting from CNN and other news agencies is utter bullshit and designed not to deliver truth, but rather to keep you glued to the screen through the commercials.  We've got this one under control.  The worst thing you guys can do right now is sit around analyzing what we're doing over here, because you have no idea what we're doing, and really, you don't want to know.  We are your military, and we are doing what you sent us here to do.

            Saucy Jack

            Recon Marine in Afghanistan

            Semper Fi

            "Freedom is not free...but the U.S. Marine Corps will pay most of your share".

            Send this to ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS so that people here will really know what is going on over there.

            A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'  That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'

            May God Bless AMERICA and all those who serve, especially this MARINE!

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Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.

Governors of 35 states have filed suit against the Federal Government for imposing unlawful burdens upon them. It only takes 38 (of the 50) States to convene a Constitutional Convention.
This will take less than thirty seconds to read. If you agree, please pass it on.

This is an idea that we should address.

For too long we have been too complacent about the workings of Congress. Many citizens had no idea that members of Congress could retire with the same pay after only one term, that they specifically exempted themselves from many of the laws they have passed (such as being exempt from any fear of prosecution for sexual harassment) while ordinary citizens must live under those laws. The latest is to exempt themselves from the Healthcare Reform that is being considered... in all of its forms. Somehow, that doesn't seem logical. We do not have an elite that is above the law. I truly don't care if they are Democrat, Republican, Independent or whatever. The self-serving must stop.

If each person that receives this will forward it on to 20 people, in three days, most people in The United States of America will have the message. This is one proposal that really should be passed around.

Proposed 28th Amendment to the  United States Constitution: "Congress shall make no law that applies to the citizens of the United States that does not apply equally to the Senators and/or Representatives; and, Congress shall make no law that applies to the Senators and/or Representatives that does not apply equally to the citizens of the United States ."

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

The real truth about Sarah Palin - Ouch! - $6,364,000!!!

I received this in email and I read it, I have not verified the information, nor do I know if it is true the below is a direct forward to me as quoted below.  also be sure to read down I doubt the writer would  say things in writing if they were not a matter of fact.  The writer states:  First Lady Requires More Than Twenty Attendants
and lists them below, these attendants will cost us 6,364,000?!?  what recession? HAH!  Not for the white house eh?  I quote:

       Dewie Whetsell, Alaskan Fisherman.
       As posted in comments on Greta's article referencing the MOVEON ad about

        Sarah Palin.

        The last 45 of my 66 years I've spent in a commercial fishing town in Alaska . I understand

        Alaska politics but never understood national politics well until this last year. Here's the breaking point: Neither side of the Palin controversy gets it. It's not about persona, style, rhetoric, it's about doing things. Even Palin supporters never mention the things that I'm about to mention here.

        1. Democrats forget when Palin was the Darling of the Democrats, because as soon as Palin took the Governor's office away from a fellow Republican and tough SOB, Frank Murkowski, she tore into the Republican's "Corrupt Bastards Club" (CBC) and sent them packing. Many of them are now residing in State housing and wearing orange jump suits The Democrats reacted by skipping around the yard, throwing confetti and singing, "la la la la" (well, you know how they are). Name another governor in this country that has ever done anything similar.

        2. Now with the CBC gone, there were fewer Alaskan politicians to protect the huge, giant oil companies here. So she constructed and enacted a new system of splitting the oil profits called "ACES." Exxon (the biggest corporation in the world) protested and Sarah told them, "don't let the door hit you in the stern on your way out." They stayed, and
       Alaska residents went from being merely wealthy to being filthy rich. Of course, the other huge international oil companies meekly fell in line. Again, give me the name of any other governor in the country that has done anything similar.

        3. The other thing she did when she walked into the governor's office is she got the list of

        State requests for federal funding for projects, known as "pork." She went through the list, took 85% of the m and placed them in the "when-hell-freezes-over" stack. She let locals know that if we need something built, we'll pay for it ourselves. Maybe she figured she could use the money she got from selling the previous governor's jet because it was
       extravagant. Maybe she could use the money she saved by dismissing the governor's cook (remarking that she could cook for her own family), giving back the State vehicle
       issued to her, maintaining that she already had a car, and dismissing her State provided security force (never mentioning - I imagine - that she's packing heat herself).

        I'm still waiting to hear the names of those other governors.

       4. Now, even with her much-ridiculed "gosh and golly" mannerism, she also managed to put together a totally new approach to getting a natural gas pipeline built which will be the biggest private construction project in the history of North America. No one else could do it
       although they tried. If that doesn't impress you, then you're trying too hard to be unimpressed while watching her do things like this while baking up a batch of brownies with her other hand.

       5. For 30 years, Exxon held a lease to do exploratory drilling at a place called Point Thompson. They made excuses the entire time why they couldn't start drilling. In truth they were holding it like an investment. No governor for 30 years could make them get
       started. Then, she told them she was revoking their lease and kicking them out. They protested and threatened court action. She shrugged and reminded them that she knew the way to the court house. Alaska won again.


       6.President Obama wants the nation to be on 25% renewable resources for electricity by 2025. Sarah went to the legislature and submitted her plan for Alaska to be at 50%
       renewable by 2025. We are already at 25%. I can give you more specifics about things done, as opposed to style and persona. Everybody wants to be cool, sound cool, look cool. But that's just a cover-up.
       I'm still waiting to hear from liberals the names of other governors who can match what
       mine has done in two and a half years. I won't be holding my breath.

       By the way, she was content to return to AK after the national election and go to work, but
       the haters wouldn't let her. Now these adolescent screechers are obviously not scuba divers. And no one ever told them what happens when you continually jab and pester a
       barracuda. Without warning, it will spin around and tear your face off. Shoulda known better.
       You have just read the truth about Sarah Palin that sends the media, along with the democrat party, into a wild uncontrolled frenzy to discredit her. I guess they are only interested in skirt chasers, dishonesty, immoral people, liars, womanizers,
       murderers, and bitter ex-presidents' wives.

        So "You go, Girl." I only wish the men in Washington had your guts, determination, honesty, and morals.
       I rest my case. Only FOOLS listen to the biased media.

        If you've read this ,open your eyes..........
       First Lady Michelle Obama's Servant List and Pay Scale

        First Lady Requires More Than Twenty Attendants

        1. $172,2000 - Sher, Susan (Chief Of Staff)
       2. $140,000 - Frye, Jocelyn C. (Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of Policy and Projects For The First Lady)
       3. $113,000 - Rogers, Desiree G. (Special Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary)
       4. $102,000 - Johnston, Camille Y. (Special Assistant to the President and Director of Communications for the First Lady)
       5. $100,000 - Winter, Melissa E. (Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
       6. $90,000 - Medina , David S. (Deputy Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
       7.$84,000 - Lelyveld, Catherine M. (Director and Press Secretary to the First Lady)
       8. $75,000 - Starkey, Frances M. (Director of Scheduling and Advance for the First Lady)
       9. $70,000 - Sanders, Trooper (Deputy Director of Policy and Projects for the First Lady)
       10. $65,000 - Burnough, Erinn J. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
       11. $64,000 - Reinstein, Joseph B. (Deputy Director and Deputy Social Secretary)
       12. $62,000 - Goodman, Jennifer R. (Deputy Director of Scheduling and Events Coordinator For The First Lady)
       13. $60,000 - Fitts, Alan O. (Deputy Director of Advance and Trip Director for the First Lady)
       14. $57,500 - Lewis, Dana M. (Special Assistant and Personal Aide to the First Lady)
       15. $52,500 - Mustaphi, Semonti M. (Associate Director and Deputy Press Secretary to The First Lady)
       16. $50,000 - Jarvis, Kristen E. (Special=2 0Assistant for Scheduling andTraveling Aide to The First Lady)
       17. $45,000 - Lechtenberg, Tyler A. (Associate Director of Correspondence For The First Lady)
       18. $43,000 -Tubman, Samantha (Deputy Associate Director, Social Office)
       19. $40,000 -Boswell, Joseph J. (Executive Assistant to the Chief Of Staff to the First Lady)
       20. $36,000 - Armbruster, Sally M. (Staff Assistant to the Social Secretary)
       21. $35,000 - Bookey, Natalie (Staff Assistant)
       22. $35,000 - Jackson, Deilia A. (Deputy Associate Director of Correspondence for the First Lady)

        (This is community organizing at it's finest.)

        There has NEVER been anyone in the White House at any time who has created such an army of staffers whose sole duties are the facilitation of the First Lady's social life. One wonders why she needs so much help ,at taxpayer expense, when even Hillary, only had three; Jackie Kennedy one; Laura Bush one; and prior to Mamie Eisenhower social help came from the President's own pocket.
       Note: This does not include makeup artist Ingrid Grimes-Miles, 49, and "First Hairstylist" Johnny Wright, 31, both of whom traveled aboard Air Force One to Europe .






       Yes, I know, The Canadian Free Press

        has to publish this because the USA media is too scared they

        might be considered racist. Sorry USA


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Thursday, September 2, 2010


Wall Street Journal Sizes up Obama - They've Got Him Figured Out

 A short article from the 
Wall Street Journal that needs to be read by every level headedAmerican!!! 

A "deadly" article regarding Obama, at the Wall Street Journal, which today is the most widely circulated newspaper in America .. 

Article from the Wall Street Journal  -  by Eddie Sessions: 
"I have this theory about Barack Obama. I think he's led a kind of make-believe life in which money was provided and doors were opened because at some point early on somebody or some group took a look at this tall, good looking, half-white, half-black, young man with an exotic African/Muslim name and concluded he could be guided toward a life in politics where his facile speaking skills could even put him in the White House.  

  In a very real way, he has been a young man in a very big hurry. Who else do you know has written two memoirs before the age of 45? "Dreams of My Father" was published in 1995 when he was only 34 years old. The "Audacity of Hope" followed in 2006. If, indeed, he did write them himself. There are some who think that his mentor and friend, Bill Ayers, a man who calls himself a "communist with a small 'c'" was the real author.  

   His political skills consisted of rarely voting on anything that might be deemed controversial. He went from a legislator in the Illinois legislature to the Senator from that state because he had the good fortune of having Mayor Daley's formidable political machine at his disposal.  

   He was in the U.S. Senate so briefly that his bid for the presidency was either an act of astonishing self-confidence or part of some greater game plan that had been determined before he first stepped foot in the Capital. How, many must wonder, was he selected to be a 2004 keynote speaker at the Democrat convention that nominated John Kerry when virtually no one had ever even heard of him before?  

   He outmaneuvered Hillary Clinton in primaries. He took Iowa by storm. A charming young man, an anomaly in the state with a very small black population, he oozed "cool" in a place where agriculture was the antithesis of cool. He dazzled the locals. And he had an army of volunteers drawn to a charisma that hid any real substance.  

  And then he had the great good fortune of having the Republicans select one of the most inept candidates for the presidency since Bob Dole. And then John McCain did something crazy. He picked Sarah Palin, an unknown female governor from the very distant state of Alaska . It was a ticket that was reminiscent of 1984's Walter Mondale and Geraldine Ferraro and they went down to defeat.

  The mainstream political media fell in love with him. It was a schoolgirl crush with febrile commentators like Chris Mathews swooning then and now over the man. The venom directed against McCain and, in particular, Palin, was extraordinary.  

  Now, nearly a full 2 years into his first term, all of those gilded years leading up to the White House have left him unprepared to be President. Left to his own instincts, he has a talent for saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. It swiftly became a joke that he could not deliver even the briefest of statements without the ever-present Tele-Prompters.  

  Far worse, however, is his capacity to want to "wish away" some terrible realities, not the least of which is the Islamist intention to destroy America and enslave the West. Any student of history knows how swiftly Islam initially spread. It knocked on the doors of Europe, having gained a foothold in Spain . 

 The great crowds that greeted him at home or on his campaign "world tour" were no substitute for having even the slightest grasp of history and the reality of a world filled with really bad people with really bad intentions. 

   Oddly and perhaps even inevitably, his political experience, a cakewalk, has positioned him to destroy the Democrat Party's hold on power in Congress because in the end it was never about the Party. It was always about his communist ideology, learned at an early age from family, mentors, college professors, and extreme leftist friends and colleagues.  

   Obama is a man who could deliver a snap judgment about a Boston police officer who arrested an "obstreperous" Harvard professor-friend, but would warn Americans against "jumping to conclusions" about a mass murderer at Fort Hood who shouted "Allahu Akbar." The absurdity of that was lost on no one. He has since compounded this by calling the Christmas bomber "an isolated extremist" only to have to admit a day or two later that he was part of an al Qaeda plot.  

  He is a man who could strive to close down our detention facility at Guantanamo even though those released were known to have returned to the battlefield against America . He could even instruct his Attorney General to afford the perpetrator of 9/11 a civil trial when no one else would ever even consider such an obscenity. And he is a man who could wait three days before having anything to say about the perpetrator of yet another terrorist attack on Americans and then have to elaborate on his remarks the following day because his first statement was so lame.  

 The pattern repeats itself. He either blames any problem on the Bush administration or he naively seeks to wish away the truth.  

   Knock, knock. Anyone home? Anyone there? Barack Obama exists only as the sock puppet of his handlers, of the people who have maneuvered and manufactured this pathetic individual's life.  

  When anyone else would quickly and easily produce a birth certificate, this man has spent over a million dollars to deny access to his. Most other documents, the paper trail we all leave in our wake, have been sequestered from review. He has lived a make-believe life whose true facts remain hidden.  

   We laugh at the ventriloquist's dummy, but what do you do when the dummy is President of the United States of America and the elitist left never admits a mistake?"

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Gonorrhea Lectim?!?

Information about Gonorrhea Lectim  {-URGENT-}


The Center for Disease Control has issued a warning about a new
virulent strain of this old disease. The disease is called Gonorrhea Lectim.
It's pronounced "Gonna re-elect 'em," and it is a terrible obamanation.


The disease is contracted through dangerous and high-risk behavior
involving putting your cranium up your rectum.

Many victims contracted it in 2008...but now most people, after
having been infected for the past 1-2 years, are starting to realize how
destructive AND COSTLY this sickness is.

It's sad because Gonorrhea Lectim is easily cured with a new drug
just coming on the market called Votemout (AND ITS FREE!)
You take the first dose in 2010 and the second dose in 2012 and simply don't engage in such behavior again;
otherwise, it could become permanent and eventually wipe out all life as we know it.

Please pass this important message on to all those bright folk you really care about.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

This should put to rest any ideas that our government is here to help us

WARNING.....Three great TAX waves Coming!


Start saving your money!  The last one is the best!


"It takes twenty years to build a reputation and five minutes to lose it. If you think about that, you will do things differently"
-Warren Buffett

In just six months, on January 1, 2011, the largest tax hikes in the history of America will take effect.

They will hit families and small businesses in three great waves.

On January 1, 2011, here's what happens... (read it to the end, so you see all three waves)...


First Wave:

Expiration of 2001 and 2003 Tax Relief

In 2001 and 2003, the GOP Congress enacted several tax cuts for investors, small business owners, and families.

These will all expire on January 1, 2011.

Personal income tax rates will rise. 

The top income tax rate will rise from 35 to 39.6 percent (this is also the rate at which two-thirds of small business profits are taxed).  
The lowest rate will rise from 10 to 15 percent.  
All the rates in between will also rise.  

Itemized deductions and personal exemptions will again phase out, which has the same mathematical effect as highermarginal tax rates.  

The full list of marginal rate hikes is below:

The 10% bracket rises to an expanded 15%

  • The 25% bracket rises to 28%

  • The 28% bracket rises to 31%

  • The 33% bracket rises to 36%

  • The 35% bracket rises to 39.6%

    Higher taxes on marriage and family.  

    The "marriage penalty" (narrower tax brackets for married couples) will return from the first dollar of income.  

    The child tax credit will be cut in half from $1000 to $500 per child.  

    The standard deduction will no longer be doubled for married couples relative to the single level.  

    The dependent care and adoption tax credits will be cut.

    The return of the Death Tax.

    This year only, there is no death tax.  (It's a quirk!) For those dying on or after January 1, 2011, there is a 55 percent top death tax rate on estates over $1 million.  A person leaving behind two homes, a business, a retirement account, could easily pass along a death tax bill to their loved ones.  Think of the farmers who don't make much money, but their land, which they purchased years ago with after-tax dollars, is now worth a lot of money.  Their children will have to sell the farm, which may be their livelihood, just to pay the estate tax if they don't have the cash sitting around to pay the tax.  Think about your own family's assets.  Maybe your family owns real estate, or a business that doesn't make much money, but the building and equipment are worth $1 million.  Upon their death, you can inherit the $1 million business tax free, but if they own a home, stock, cash worth $500K on top of the $1 million business, then you will owe the government $275,000 cash!  That's 55% of the value of the assets over $1 million!  Do you have that kind of cash sitting around waiting to pay the estate tax?

    Higher tax rates on savers and investors.

    The capital gains tax will rise from 15 percent this year to 20 percent in 2011.  

    The dividends tax will rise from 15 percent this year to 39.6 percent in 2011.  

    These rates will rise another 3.8 percent in 2013.

    Second Wave:


    There are over twenty new or higher taxes in Obamacare. Several will first go into effect on January 1, 2011.  They include:

    The "Medicine Cabinet Tax"

    Thanks to Obamacare, Americans will no longer be able to use health savings account (HSA), flexible spending account (FSA), or health reimbursement (HRA) pre-tax dollars to purchase non-prescription, over-the-counter medicines (except insulin).

    The "Special Needs Kids Tax"

    This provision of Obamacare imposes a cap on flexible spending accounts (FSAs) of $2500 (Currently, there is no federal government limit). There is one group of FSA owners for whom this new cap will be particularly cruel and onerous: parents of special needs children.  

    There are thousands of families with special needs children in the United States , and many of them use FSAs to pay for special needs education.

    Tuition rates at one leading school that teaches special needs children in Washington , D.C. ( National Child Research Center ) can easily exceed $14,000 per year.

    Under tax rules, FSA dollars can not be used to pay for this type of special needs education.

    The HSA (Health Savings Account) Withdrawal Tax Hike.

     provision of Obamacare increases the additional tax on non-medical early withdrawals from an HSA from 10 to 20 percent, disadvantaging them relative to IRAsand other tax-advantaged accounts, which remain at 10 percent.

    Third Wave:

    The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) and Employer Tax Hikes

    When Americans prepare to file their tax returns in January of 2011, they'll be in for a nasty surprise-the AMT won't be held harmless, and many tax relief provisions will have expired.

    The major items include:

    The AMT will ensnare over 28 million families, up from 4 million last year.

    According to the left-leaning Tax Policy Center , Congress' failure to index the AMT will lead to an explosion of AMT taxpaying families-rising from 4 million last year to 28.5 million.  These families will have to calculate their tax burdens twice, and pay taxes at the higher level.  The AMT was created in 1969 to ensnare a handful of taxpayers.

    Small business expensing will be slashed and 50% expensing will disappear.

    Small businesses can normally expense (rather than slowly-deduct, or "depreciate") equipment purchases up to $250,000.  

    This will be cut all the way down to $25,000.  Larger businesses can currently expense half of their purchases of equipment.  

    In January of 2011, all of it will have to be "depreciated."

    Taxes will be raised on all types of businesses.

    There are literally scores of tax hikes on business that will take place.  The biggest is the loss of the "research and experimentation tax credit," but there are many, many others. Combining high marginal tax rates with the loss of this tax relief will cost jobs.

    Tax Benefits for Education and Teaching Reduced.

    The deduction for tuition and fees will not be available. 

    Tax credits for education will be limited.  

    Teachers will no longer be able to deduct classroom expenses. 

    Coverdell Education Savings Accounts

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    Guppy is running down but she will be back up swiftly

    Sunday, August 15, 2010

    Dear Mr. Obama





    Barack OBAMA, during his Cairo speech,  said:  
    "I know, too, that Islam has always been a part
    of  America 's story."


     Dear Mr. Obama:


     Were those Muslims that were in America when the Pilgrims
    first landed?  Funny, I thought they were
    Native American Indians.


      Were those Muslims that celebrated the first Thanksgiving
    day?  Sorry again, those were Pilgrims and
    Native American Indians.


      Can you show me one Muslim signature on the United
    States Constitution?

    Declaration of Independence ?

    Bill of Rights?

     Didn't think so.

     Did Muslims fight for this country's freedom from
    England ?  No.

    Did Muslims fight during the Civil War to free the
    slaves in America ?  No, they did
    not.  In fact, Muslims to this day are
    still the largest traffickers in human
    slavery.  Your own half brother, a devout
    Muslim, still advocates slavery himself, even
    though Muslims of Arabic descent refer to black
    Muslims as "pug nosed slaves."  Says a lot
    of what the Muslim world really thinks of your
    family's "rich Islamic heritage," doesn't it Mr.

    Where were Muslims during the Civil Rights era of this
    country?  Not present.

    There are no pictures or media accounts of Muslims walking
    side by side with Martin Luther King, Jr. or
    helping to advance the cause of Civil

    Where were Muslims during this country's Woman's Suffrage
    era?  Again, not present.  In fact,
    devout Muslims demand that women are subservient
    to men in the Islamic culture.  So much so,
    that often they are beaten for not wearing the
    'hajib' or for talking to a man who is not a
    direct family member or their husband. 
    Yep, the Muslims are all for women's rights,
    aren't they?

     Where were Muslims during World War II?  They were
    aligned with Adolf Hitler.  The Muslim
    grand mufti himself met with Adolf Hitler,
    reviewed the troops and accepted support from
    the Nazi's in killing Jews.

     Finally, Mr. Obama, where were Muslims on Sept. 11th,
    2001?  If they weren't flying planes into
    the World Trade Center , the Pentagon or a field
    in Pennsylvania killing nearly 3,000 people on
    our own soil, they were rejoicing in the Middle
    East .  No one can dispute the pictures
    shown from all parts of the Muslim world
    celebrating on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other
    cable news networks that day.  Strangely,
    the very "moderate" Muslims who's asses you bent
    over backwards to kiss in Cairo , Egypt on June
    4th were stone cold silent post 9-11.  To
    many Americans, their silence has meant approval
    for the acts of that day.

    And THAT, Mr. Obama, is the "rich heritage" Muslims have here
    in America .

     Oh, I'm sorry, I forgot to mention the Barbary Pirates. 
    They were Muslim.

     And now we can add November 5, 2009 - the slaughter of American
    soldiers at Fort Hood by a Muslim major who is a
    doctor and a psychiatrist who was supposed to be
    counseling soldiers returning from battle in
    Iraq and Afghanistan .

    That, Mr. Obama, is the "Muslim heritage" in America


    Be Sure to SEND IT to All .   Even Print it out and
    Send by Snail Mail !!

    heritage, my ass.


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    Wednesday, August 11, 2010

    Farm Food Voices DC 2011

    Farm Food Voices DC 2011 Farm Food Voices DC 2011

    National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association

    11 August, 2010


    ***Please forward to
    other interested farmers, producers and chefs***

    Farmers and chefs supportive of local foods are invited to participate in Farm Food Voices DC 2011 - the annual local foods feast on Capitol Hill for legislators, staff and grassroots lobbyists, organized by the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (NICFA)
    Led by Chef Bryan Voltaggio of VOLT restaurant in Frederick, MD,
    and Emceed by Joel Salatin, Polyface Farm, Swoope, VA

    Farm Food Voices (FFV) celebrates the abundance of the land and the fruits of our labors.  An innovator in the meeting of politics and food, it is a feast that connects us with our legislators, giving a face and voice to "small farms" and "local foods."

     WHEN: Early Spring 2011, Capitol Hill, Washington DC (Tentatively the second week in March. Exact date to be confirmed when the legislative calendar is set later this year).

    Farmers, this is an opportunity for you to highlight your farm's production by bringing the beauty and bounty of your farm to the table.

     Chefs, you get to work with the finest ingredients to create local food dishes while establishing relationships with local producers and legislators.

     Farmers and chefs, you are invited to blog on our new Farm Food Voices blogsite as you work together, generating excitement for the feast.

     Please contact Liz Reitzig to be part of our amazing team of farmers and chefs for FFV 2011. We hope to see you there! or 301-807-5063

     Learn more about Farm Food Voices DC, how and why we hold this special annual event including information about past events.


    What is Farm Food Voices?

    "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
    --Margaret Mead

     Each spring, while farmers across the country plant seeds in the ground, Farm Food Voices DC plants seeds in the minds and hearts of legislators: seeds that lead to a bountiful harvest of freedom for farmers and consumers to provide for each other.  As our farmers cultivate the land for a rich yield in the future, so must we build and cultivate relationships with our legislators.
    The average consumer is experiencing a food renaissance.  Consumers realize that the best ingredients come from local small, independent farms, and they strive to preserve access to these foods.  Small-scale farmers are the new super heroes as they find ways to bring life back to the earth while cultivating amazing food. As our heroes encounter the regulatory and legislative burdens of selling to their consumers, they are speaking out. Consumers, listening to farmers, have joined voices with them.

    Food unites us.  It is a commonality we all share and relate to.  Gathering around the table together builds on our sense of community and responsibility to each other.  Led by the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association, farmers, chefs, small business owners, non-profit organizations and consumers cooperate to bring the message of food freedom to Congress. At this national small farm and ranch grassroots lobby day and legislative reception, individuals and groups spend the day on Capitol Hill meeting with their legislators' and staff.  At the end of the day, we tangibly and artistically illustrate our message with a fabulous local foods feast for legislators, staff and grassroots lobbyists prepared by the region's best chefs using ingredients donated by local farms.
    Click below for a write-up of Farm Food Voices 2010.

    Farm Food Voices 2011

    In 2010 17 chefs and over 50 farmers/producers participated. For 2011, our vision is to double that number and encourage farmers and chefs to blog.  For example, farmers can share as they grow and harvest their production; chefs can make a request for an unusual ingredient; legislative aides can help choose a menu...the possibilities are endless when we engage in the creative process together.  We look forward to having you be a part of Farm Food Voices DC 2011.

    Yours for food freedom,

    Deborah Stockton, Executive Director
    National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association (NICFA)

    Our purpose is to promote and preserve unregulated direct farmer-to-consumer trade that fosters availability of locally grown or home-produced food products.
    NICFA opposes any government funded or managed National Animal Identification System.


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    Tuesday, August 10, 2010

    New stand alone alpaca for sale webpage @ furbelow Farms




    Ginger Marks
    Furbelow Farms

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    For the Finest Fleece Found – Visit us on the web to purchase some of our fabulous alpaca products we have for sale, such as, felted camels milk & goats milk soap, scarves, hats, gloves, etc.  You may also purchase some of our farm fresh eggs for eating or hatching!

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