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First hand account of Pat and Melissa's hearing - and other IMPORTANT info

Pat and Melissa's hearing

Big Dairy state official shrugs COOL violations - admits looking the other way


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NAIS - WICFA News & Wisconsin NAIS Court Case Updates

WICFA Legal Fund to help those being persecuted for not registering their property under NAIS.

 WICFA website updated.

 Update on the two cases that have already had initial hearings.

 Proud Political Junkies Gazette link.

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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

 
 

NAIS Related Civil Forfeiture Case in Wisconsin

 

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Illinois Senator Introduces a Resolution against NAIS!!

SR0127 was introduced into the Illinois Senate this morning by Senator Luechtefeld.

In order to be passed, we will need support from everyone we can find.

Please take a moment to contact the following legislators and let them know you support SR0127 and would like to see it passed!

And, please take a moment to thank Senator Luechtefeld for introducing this resolution on behalf of all livestock owners and consumers in IL!!!

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James F Clayborne Jr.    (618) 875-1212  F(618) 274-3010         

                                              (217) 782-5399 

                                 claybourne@senatedem.state.il.us

 

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Kirk W Dillard                  (630) 969-0990     F(630) 969-1007
                                                  (217) 782-8148
         
                                                     senator@kdillard.com 

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Don Harmon                    (708) 848-2002     F(708) 848-2022

                                              (217) 782-8176

                                              Harmon@senatedem.state.il.us

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Dale A. Righter                   (217) 235-6033     F(217) 235-6052

                                              (217) 782-6674     (888) 235-6033

                                                    drighter@consolidated.net

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Louis S Viverito                 (708) 430-2510    (708) 430-2610

                                                            (217) 782-0054

                                                                  viverito@senatedem.state.il.us

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David Luechtefeld  (618) 243-9014    (618) 243-5376

                           (217) 782-8137

                                 sendavel@midwest.net 

 
 

Omnibus bill - Emergency Action Needed Against NAIS!!!

Every Thursday for the past 6 Months, Government Officials have raided

homes and businesses. Sometimes at Gunpoint, sometimes with a Warrant, and sometimes with nothing more then the burly bodies that intimidate those about to be oppressed.

Recite the Names below:

Stowers, Greg Niewendorp, Hixon, Miller, Griepentrog, Palmer

Now add your name.

Don't shrug aside if you are a businesses that provides goods and services to Livestock owners. If we don't own Livestock – you have nothing we need or want.

Today, Thursday of course, H.R. 1105 is awaiting assignment to Committee in the Senate. It stands poised to allocate $289 million to APHIS for the implementation of the National Animal Identification System. It also outlines the time frame to implement in 2009 the tracking of 33 species.

An example: Poultry – “By July 1, 2009 – achieve 98% traceability in the Commercial Poultry Industry...

That means if Murray McMurray sends you a chick – it had better be traceable from their end and you better trace it when it gets to your homestead. Think the cost of a Broiler is bad now? Think what it will be when every chick that leaves that plant will be accounted for.

 

The House managed to pass this “Omnibus 2009” in 24 hours and we have no reason to believe that the Senate will not as well.

What are your going to do? We as living human beings do not go to the polls to elect officials to represent Multi-National Corporations or Lobbyists paid by groups attempting to get their piece of the pie.

THE LARGEST UNPAID LOBBIEST GROUP IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IS SITTING IN THAT CHAIR IN FRONT OF THE KEYBOARD – YOU BELONG TO IT.

Contact the following Organizations – as many as you can this evening. The first person to contact is

The message is simple :

We don't want, nor will we comply with the National Animal Identification System. We do not want H.R. 1105 out of Senate Committee.

 We want it stopped and stopped Friday 27, 2009.

 Today is Freedom Friday – make it count!!!

They made it hard to find, but there is an explanatory section as well as flat appropriations. Here are links, which will hopefully work, and below that is the explanatory excerpt that endorses the VS Memo 575.19 and the FR entry of Jan 12th.

As I understand this, it is Congress giving authority for the USDA to write regulations on NAIS without Congress having passed truly authorizing statute allowing them the rightful authority-Not lawful, and not Constitutional- to mandate NAIS.


APHIS is expected to make demonstrable progress with effectively implementing the animal identification system. Accordingly, APHIS is directed to meet the following species traceability objectives that are derived from the agency's final 2008 animal disease traceability business plan:

--Cattle: By March 1,2009, identify of the nation's cattle population to premises of origin within 48 hours of a disease event.
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Goats: By October 1,2009, identify 90 percent of goat breeding herds to their birth premises within 48 hours of a disease event.
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Poultry: By July 1,2009, achieve 98 percent traceability in the commercial poultry industry through the identification of commercial production units in the required radius within 48 hours of a disease event.
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Sheep: By October 1, 2009, identify 90 percent of sheep breeding flock to their birth premises within 48 hours of a disease event.
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Swine: By February 1, 2009, achieve 80 percent traceability in the commercial swine industries through the identification of commercial production units in the required radius within 48 hours of a disease event.February 1, 2009: Publish proposed rulemaking to consider establishing the seven-character PIN as the national location identifier standard and establish the "840" Animal Identification Number as the single version for the numbering system.
-- By
February 1, 2009: Incorporate the NAIS-compliant premises identification number format into existing Federal disease program activities.
30 percent

  (C&P - its easier, lol!)

We cannot stop this bill - all we can do is buy time by removing SOME of the funding. This is the most important thing. But be sure to let them know how you feel about the whole program, lol -

(Not sure why some text turned blue..... Sorry!!)

Sue

 

 

 

If these links still don't work, I have the pdfs for these three web pages.

suediederich@comcast.net

Bill particulars:

The bill includes $129,180,000 for Animal Health Monitoring and Surveillance, including $14,500,000, an increase of$4,713,000, for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS). Given this investment, coupled with the almost $128,000,000 that Congress has already provided for NAIS,

In addition, APHIS is directed to meet the following program administration milestones that are similarly derived from the final 2008 animal disease traceability business plan:

-- By May 1, 2009: Publish proposed rulemaking to consider using a premises identification number, in the NAIS-compliant format, for import/export facilities, the destination of imported livestock and the location of exported animals prior to the assembly.integrating tracking databases maintained by States and private organizations. APHIS is directed to submit a report to the Committees that explains why the agency dropped this important milestone from its final business plan. APHIS is further directed to provide an update on its current progress with fully integrating the Animal Trace Processing System with non-Federal tracking databases.


There is concern that APHIS removed a key outcome milestone from its final animal disease traceability business plan that assessed the agency's progress on

APHIS is directed to submit a report to the Committees within one week after each of the milestone dates outlining the status of each species traceability objective and program administration milestone and the reason the deadline was not met.

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We need to get the Senate Appropriations committee to review this bill and removed the funding specifically for NAIS traceability ($9 Million+).

http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/cgi-bin/newcommittee.cgi?site=ctc&lang=&commcode=sapprop

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d111:HR01105:@@@X AgSec@USDA.gov, then your personal Legislator. A partial list of email contacts is below to get you started. Http://www.rules.house.gov/111/LegText/111_omni2009.htm See: "Division A"

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c111:2:./temp/~c111zkqFeo:: (HR 1105 - Text - make sure the " :: " is in the address bar) http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?r111:@OR+(+@1(H.R.+1105)++@1 (H.+R.+1105)++) (Congressional Record entries C & P including the "++)" is included in the address bar) http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/D?c111:1:./temp/~c1119xtt9W:: (H Res 184, related legislation - again, be sure " :: " is in there)
 
 

IICFA on Derry Brownfield: USDA/DHS closed door training meeting

Sharon and I were on the Derry Brownfield show on Friday morning (Feb 20), talking about the closed USDA/DHS training meeting and some of the new bills in our federal Congress.

http://www.derrybrownfield.com/tracks/022009.mp3

Please take a few moments to listen in. Beyond deciding issues of NAIS implementation, quarantine and livestock depopulation at this meeting, three bills will determine the future of the US food supply.

Sharon and I both posted before on the meeting. Please see previous blog entries for more, as well as for contact information.

HR 814 and S 425 provide for individual tracking of every food item (and its ingredients) from sprout or birth to bathroom.

HR 875 creates the "new agency" to be called the Food Safety Administration.

This bill also stipulates a birth to toilet tracking system. However, it does so much more:

It mandates NAIS using the Animal Health Protection Act, claiming NAIS is already an "existing law." AHPA does not mandate any tracking during inter-state commerce, and therefore, the bill (which addresses this issue) and the assumption are wrong.

875 creates enforceable fines for non-compliance of $1000 to $1 MILLION per violation per day - and includes jail time of 5 - 10 years on the same basis. Further, these penalties are not exclusive - if they can tack on more, they will.

Farmers will be required to allow FSA officials or their representatives "On Notice" access to all places of business, and if their business computer is in their private home, they will come in there, too. No warning, no warrant. Not only this, but farmers must allow not only viewing access to all their records, but also are required to provide copies to these officials - on demand. FSA can maintain these records as long and for whatever purpose they wish.

We already know about the First Amendment issues with Amish and other Christian farmers - as usual - there are NO EXCEPTIONS included in this bill, other than for foreign countries.

FSA is also to establish MINIMUM standards for use of fertilizers, nutrients, water, feed and other items, to make rules (binding as laws, according to the bill) on "animal encroachment" into farm fields, environment and health, and even "best farming practices."

This is just the tip of the iceberg on 875 - it is 117 pages of pure tripe, that will do nothing but drive small and family farmers out of business.

These bills MUST be stopped.

Please contact IICFA for more information -

(847) 873 - 0251

 

 

 
 

USDA and DHS - No Producers or Consumers Invited, Thanks

No livestock owners or consumers allowed at "International Homeland Security Training"

This training will help develop systems and procedures for dealing with livestock disease outbreaks, and will also discuss NAIS and depopulation.

Please contact the IL Governor - IDOA and USDA say "no way" to public and producers on all counts - but invite people from 13 other states and 4 foreign countries.

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HB5776 Needs support!

Please call members of the Illinois House of Representatives Rules and Agriculture committees to suppor HB5776!

Email IICFA for a list of members and full contact information -

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