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SB 840 - PASSED!!!

Just a quick note to thank you for your help in getting SB840, the "Cottage Food Bill" passed this week!!

By a vote of 97 - 18, we have regained the right to make and sell certain foods from our home kitchens at farmers markets throughout the state.

Please be sure to thank your legislator, and

 

Please consider a call/email/fax to Governor Quinn asking him to sign the bill at the earliest possible time.

 

THANKS ALL!

 
 

IL folks - Please voice support for SB840 - Cottage Food Bill!!!!

Please call the committee members and your own representatives to support SB840 - the Cottage Food bill.

 

This bill allows for home-made jams, jellies, fruit butters and baked goods to be sold (up to $25K per year) with no inspections from state or local health departments, the department of ag, etc.

 

Items not specifically allowed in the law can be sold if the person (at personal expense, of course) has their recipe tested and registered with a certified lab.

 

 Committee hearing is Wednesday, May 18, at 9:00 am.

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MUST READ - Memoranda Of Understanding by Marti Oakley (HR2749)

A citizens ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ (MOU) with the Federal Government

famine_dees3fPPJG Original Article   ppjg.wordpress.com

Posted August 29, 2009   12:37 a.m  CST

Author:  Marti Oakley (c) 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.

For you, MOUs are the terms and agreements of what, are in fact the first step in contractual agreements. MOUs are most often accompanied by cooperative agreements and funding (bribes) to implement what generally turns out to be egregious assaults to civil rights and liberties to the benefit of the federal government, linked so inextricably to corporate interests and global agreements.

Consider what follows a Memorandum of Understanding between me, Marti J. Oakley, and all of you, collectively cited in the above paragraph.

To Wit:

We (you and I) agree that each and every one of you holds your office as a result of election. And, that as a result of your victory and subsequent oath of office, you were expected to actually represent the people who put their faith and trust in you.  The fact is you have violated this oath at every opportunity regardless of which party you claim allegiance to or which political philosophy you espouse at any given time. 

In light of a profound understanding of how you have used and abused this trust and faith, I need you to understand how I (we) perceive you, i.e., your activities, your betrayals of these United States of America, your pandering to corporate interests, your illegal agreements with foreign governments and interests and ultimately what appears to be a very concerted effort to destroy our country and to convert the same into a region in some coveted global plantation.

Because the instances of your acts against the people are so numerous, in this MOU, I will address only this one issue:  HR 2749, the Food Safety Enhancement Act of 2009.

Please consider this Memorandum of Understanding No. 1.

Please be advised that no cooperative agreement with the anticipated funding (bribe money) will be forthcoming.  You may consider this an “Unfunded Mandate” in the sense that I will never contribute one dime to the re-election efforts of any one of you.  “We” in the following text means “WE THE PEOPLE.”

I (We) understand:

A)  The recent passage in the House of HR 2749, euphemistically titled “Food Safety Act,” was nothing short of an assault on the food production and supply on behalf of:

1.  Illegal international harmonization agreements meant to reduce “barriers to trade,” i.e., the ability of multi-national corporate raiders to operate at the lowest standards possible to increase profits;

2.  Illegal trade agreements which are in fact inter-governmental corporate agreements and not Constitutionally recognized treaties;

3.  Corporate bio-pirates;

4.  National and international political donors involved in agriculture; and,

5.  A means to end domestic farming and ranching practiced by independent and family producers so as to allow the establishment of corporately owned and operated industrialized farm operations.

In simpler terms:  An ending of competition for your largest political donors and a centralization of the food supply, ending biodiversity and putting our national security at risk as a result.

I (We) understand:

B)  That all provisions of HR 2749 purported to be necessary in order to secure the safety of the food supply in the U.S. will in reality, do nothing to accomplish this.  We understand the purposes of this Act were and are:

1.   To facilitate the creation of yet another behemoth federal agency which will have police state powers and “rule-making” (law making) authority;

2.   That HCAAP will remain in place allowing corporate interests to “inspect” themselves, while otherwise omitting them almost totally from being subject to this Act;

3.   The subjecting of independent and private family farms and ranches to surveillance and “swat team” type raids;

4.   Fines, fees and other costs, and burdensome regulations;

5.   Warrantless search and seizure of private property, with only:

a)  “a reasonable belief” by the Secretary that a problem exists; and

b)  Without any evidence, without due process;

6.   The prohibition on using the courts and judicial system as a means of redress in the aftermath of assault by the USDA/FDA/HHS on behalf of the federal government;

7.   That the actual intent of this bill is to eradicate all but corporate industrialized farming;

8.  That the final version as passed was made to appear that family and independent farms and ranches would be exempt — done by eliminating sections early on in the document only to reinsert them in later pages;

9.  That the FDA definition of what a farm is, is reflected in the bill and includes animals;

10.  That the USDA definition is also reflected;

11.  That the word “farm” has now been inserted into US Code as being a facility;

12.  That a facility (farm) now falls under the USC 7 Warehousing Act; and

13.  That an intentional and malicious redefining and reassigning of farms under US Code will subject even the smallest operation to fees, registration and subjugation to the new “food police.”

I (We) understand:

C)  That HR 2749 constitutes an act of terrorism, emanating from our own government against a selected and targeted segment of the nation on behalf of foreign interests, regulations, agreements, corporate interests and most especially Codex Alimentarius.

1.  That new and unique offices, officers and agents will be authorized to use force against private U.S. citizens;

2.  That any attempt to defend our homes, property or persons, even verbally, can result in the use of force and possible imprisonment;

3.  That HR 2749 is the codifying of Codex Alimentarius into U.S. law;

4.  That Codex, where ever it has been made law, has created food shortages, famine and endangered the public safety and health;

5.  That Codex is the global overtaking of food supplies and production to benefit commerce and trade (read: corporations); and,

6.  That Codex is funded by the same corporations that funnel funding for Codex through the United Nations (where it originated) and you.

This is surely not the full extent of Codex, or this ACT, but I (we) are sure you are already aware of the full ramifications as they apply to our Constitution, our rights and liberties, and our sovereignty.  Yet, you voted by an overwhelming margin to pass it in the House.

Concluding our Understanding:  

I (We) have had to endure one assault after another by you which are nothing less than attacks on:

1.  Our sovereignty, our rights and liberties;

2.  Our freedom to peacefully assemble, to protest, to dissent; 

3.  Our right to keep and bear arms;

4.  Our right to privacy all but erased, our right to be left alone by government;

5.  Our right to be secure in our property, papers and effects; and that,

6.  The aformentioned rights shall be ours to posses, as property, as an inalienable right.

And this is the short list.  Now, as if these assaults, perpetrated by you in the name of “national security” were not enough, you intend to seize control of food production and supply and the actual intent to decide not only what we eat, but who profits from the food available.

I (we) have come to understand “national security” in a whole new light.   National security now means finding the ways to defend ourselves, our families and communities … from you. 

Speaking solely for my self in this moment, I don’t fear attacks from foreign terrorists (I will address this issue in MOU #2). I fear YOU.  You, the House, the Senate and the President (past and current) represent the greatest threat to the sovereignty and safety and security of our nation, and to the preservation of America.  You have betrayed us, whether out of stupidity, lack of attention, lack of knowledge, lack of due diligence, or outright greed and corruption, you have betrayed us. 

As a gentleman I spoke to recently put it: “They are interfering with our right to thrive”. 

I’ll put it another way: much less genteel:   You bastards sold us out.

 

(c) August 29, 2009  Marti Oakley

 
 
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