Food Nazis

Did you know that food pricing is skyrocketing at a clip we have never experienced before in history (expecting a 20% hike next year):

Prices of wheat, maize and many other foods traded internationally have risen by up to 40% in just a few months. Sugar, butter and cassava prices are at 30-year highs, and meat and fish are both significantly more expensive than last year.

We are also being hit with this food safety “help” by our government officials like Chuck Schumer (who, from New York, has probably never even walked on the fresh dirt of a farm, much less ever raised any of his own food) and other multi-millionaire Senators whose food arrives via the silver spoon hanging from their lips. I suppose it is just the conspiracy nut in me, but when I read that our “trusting” government is trying to “help” me, I get the willies.

Besides being called “the most dangerous bill in the history of the United States of America”, the Senate Bill S 510 would outlaw gardening and saving seeds. Per NaturalNews:

It would grant the U.S. government new authority over the public’s right to grow, trade and transport any foods. This would give Big brother the power to regulate the tomato plants in your backyard. It would grant them the power to arrest and imprison people selling cucumbers at farmer’s markets. It would criminalize the transporting of organic produce if you don’t comply with the authoritarian rules of the federal government.

“It will become the most offensive authority against the cultivation, trade and consumption of food and agricultural products of one’s choice. It will be unconstitutional and contrary to natural law or, if you like, the will of God.” – Dr. Shiv Chopra, Canada Health whistleblower (http://shivchopra.com/?page_id=2)

This tyrannical law puts all food production (yes, even food produced in your own garden) under the authority of the Department of Homeland Security. Yep — the very same people running the TSA and its naked body scanner / passenger groping programs.

This law would also give the U.S. government the power to arrest any backyard food producer as a felon (a “smuggler”) for merely growing lettuce and selling it at a local farmer’s market.

It also sells out U.S. sovereignty over our own food supply by ceding to the authority of both the World Trade Organization (WTO) and Codex Alimentarius.

It would criminalize seed saving (http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/20…), turning backyard gardeners who save heirloom seeds into common criminals. This is obviously designed to give corporations like Monsanto a monopoly over seeds.

It would create an unreasonable paperwork burden that would put small food producers out of business, resulting in more power over the food supply shifting to large multinational corporations.

All you have to do is figure out who is supporting the bill and who is against the bill. Big Business likes it and small farmers hate it. It appears to be far more than any protection and is just more of a corporate takeover. But now, it is affecting MY food sources and they seemingly are trying to force me into eating the large corporate foods, force me into buying their GMO seeds, and making myself and my family more dependent oon them and sicker due to the bogus shit they put in the food. No one will ever be able to convince me that food from any other source than my garden is better for me, especially if it comes from some gigantic factory farm.

As said in the video below, this is fascism, plain and simple:

There is no better way to control a people than by controlling their food. This SHOULD be a wakeup call for each and every southern family I know. Especially the old timers that still plant their own gardens and supplement their food source by growing their own (and perhaps share or sell at a Farmer’s Market). Can you imagine the outrage of your grandfather if he were told he couldn’t grow food in his own garden?

Look, there is already Hunger in America:

Some 15 percent of US households, 17.4 million families or about 50 million people, were too poor to buy adequate food last year, according to a new report from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). More than a third of these households, with as many as one million children, were missing meals on a regular basis, the study found.

The number of families classified as “food insecure” according to the USDA, which administers the food stamp program, has more than tripled since 2006, before the current economic slump which has brought near double-digit unemployment. Because most people are reluctant to admit they have a problem putting food on the table, particularly when they have children, “food insecurity” was calculated from survey questions about skipping meals or running out of food stamps, combined with comparisons of income and food prices.

Virtually the sole cause of food insecurity in America—the largest producer of agricultural and food products on the planet—is lack of money. The poverty rate has risen sharply over the past three years, with an estimated 50 million people living below the official poverty line, which grossly underestimates the income needed for basic necessities.

Highlighting the significant inequalities in food resource availability across US households, the USDA report noted that the typical food-secure household spent a whopping 33 percent more on food than the typical food-insecure household of the same size and household composition.

Do the numbers mean anything to you? Let’s say there is 350MILLION people in America. 50MILLION are BELOW the poverty line (I am one of them). Is 1/7 of your Greatest Nation on Earth below the poverty line any indication that something is awry or do you STILL think that the 1/7 of us are simply lazy no-goods who want the government teat? Are you still so ignorant to believe such a lie given to you by a corrupt media? Do you still think that because your job is still somewhat secure that you will never be a dreg to society, like I am? You poor, ignorant lemming. I suppose you will get what you deserve someday. Sadly, when you realize that you were simply not a victim YET and you belittled your fellow Dregs of Society, we will likely embrace you into the poor, helpless fold of lemmings we are. We will want you to join our community and be a part of restructuring and fixing this mess when it falls apart.

Yes, even you, that dude who works for the big military provider that keeps you thinking that I am the problem and IF I were to just take a job making shit that kills so many innocents. Yes, even you who has that cushy job in insurance, where you are covered, but your job is to find some way (ANY way) to limit my coverage just so your Big Money Vampiric Middle Man can suck even more profits out of the system, making us poor Dregs of Society even more sickly and DEAD (I can see many of you smile at the thought that us Cadillac Queens are going to die and get off your tax dollar safety rung). Won’t you be so much better off when us poor, socially inept, bottom feeders are all dead and gone?

I have featured Max Igan’s work here several times. His basic message is that the best way to fight the fascism/corporatism is to build local community and STOP playing by their rules. Grow your own food and establish community farmer’s markets. But, I suspect that the players such as Monsanto know this and are trying to fight it at every moment they can muster. Path To Freedom is one such online community (and there need to be many more).

There appears to be one guy, a farmer, himself, that wants to do right. John Tester has an amendment to this atrocious bill, if he can get it past Big Agriculture. From Food Safety News:

Tester, a farmer himself, told reporters yesterday that he will fight tooth and nail for the provision, believing that small-scale local producers are not presenting large-scale food risks.

“What this amendment is simply there to do–it isn’t to give anybody a loophole they can drive a truck through, it’s to give them a loophole they can walk through with a wheelbarrow full of locally grown farm-processed food,” he said.

For Tester, the measure is as much about food safety as it is about the direction of American agriculture.

“If we were to pass this bill without this amendment you’re going to see more concentration in agriculture,” he told reporters.  “You’re going to see less choices for the consumer and bigger industrialized agriculture in the country.  I don’t think that’s positive, I don’t think it creates jobs, I don’t think its good for the economy and I don’t think it’s good for our food system.”

No, it’s not good for our economy or food system. It IS good for Big Ag and their headlock on Americans.

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Obama Is Hiring Food Tasters

Strike that, he is hiring guinea pigs to make sure someone in India doesn’t poison him is more likely. I mean, you don’t really think that he has people taste his food to see if it suits his palette, do you?

“This job is often annoying because we are not professionals and are used as guinea pigs. However, it is exciting to work for Obama,” one anonymous doctor told the Mirror. “We have already started doing our homework on what he will be eating. We will be meeting the hotel chefs tomorrow.”

“We taste samples and also store some for the cops,” explained one doctor on the assignment. “If anything goes wrong, we can use these samples for investigation.”

I wonder if that particular taster, after he figures out that “something went wrong”, will have the mouse in his pocket warn the rest? Or will his collapse and death be enough of a warning?

Now since I am unemployed and need a job, I wonder if they would consider taking me. Something tells me that the risk in that job is far too great.

Well, I think we can rest assured because the entourage is only costing us American tax payers $200M per DAY. If they promised me $1M per day to taste his food, I might go. But that might not leave enough for them to adequately rip us tax payers off.

Oh, and in case you are wondering if they actually have people check their food and utensils before eating, read here:

What seems clear is that when the president eats somewhere other than 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., tasters — in the form of Secret Service agents or military personnel — are likely to be involved. According to a Washington Post article from July 1990, George H.W. Bush ate out at Washington restaurants a lot by presidential standards, about once a month, and when he did he brought along his own condiments, bottled water, and a taster. On at least one occasion the taster was seen to personally wash all of George and Barbara’s tableware before use and subsequently monitor its whereabouts, sample the food, supervise its service, and uncork and taste the first couple’s wine.

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The Lying Through Your Breath-Stroke

Did you actually believe the man would swim in the Gulf or let his daughters do so?

Look, I knew from the get-go that he would never swim in that shit. Any sane person would stay out (and believe me that it makes me sick to see many of my friends ignore more warnings and make their way down to Florida to swim in and eat that tainted mess). There isn’t a chance in hell that I would even breathe the air down there, much less stick a toe in the water (and an impossibility of me allowing my daughter to get near that poisonous soup).

I warned my sister. She ignored it and went anyway to find:

The main public beaches in Pensacola were being attacked late at night/early morning by countless white vans cleaning up. However, just a couple of miles away, in Ft Pickens, there was NOTHING being cleaned up. This is a pay area that isn’t frequented as much as the public beaches.

Not only did she find tar balls, she freaked over the “tar sheets” as she called them. Harder than jello, but a similar consistency. And sheets the size of something you would put on your bed.

She said it was a cover-up at night and a show during the day. She said it reminded her of the movie “Jaws”… people everywhere having fun in the sun, all-the-while there is danger lurking in the water. She came back a changed person. She, after all these years of me telling her it is so, now sees this government as the criminal enterprise it is.

Everything going on down there right now is a huge cover-up. There are terrifically unbelievable lies being told to the mass of Americans and for some reason, most are believing it. Most will eat that Gulf shrimp in their next Chinese meal and tell us how good it tastes. Not understanding that the government is using a “sniff test” as its means of checking that stuff out for you. As safe as you KNOW you are and understanding that you are “in good hands” of the loving, care-taking government, maybe a sniff test is all you require. I’ll leave that decision up to you, but at this house, we won’t be consuming any Gulf seafood any time soon.

It boils down to this: Why would I ignore the warnings of the people who provide this stuff and believe a man who would not even swim in the shit that he is telling the rest of us is ok?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reports that of all the samples of seafood that have been tested since the oil spill, none have shown evidence of contamination.While some in the coastal seafood industry agree with these assessments, a majority seem to view the news with a sense of betrayal.

“The cleanup isn’t even close to being done,” said Karen Hopkins of Dean Blanchard Seafood, which accounts for about 11 percent of the U.S. shrimp supply, on the barrier island of Grand Isle.

“The last thing I want to do is scare anyone away from the seafood down here,” said Dawn Nunez, standing at the counter of the shrimp wholesale business and deli she owns in the tiny fishing town of Hopedale. “But if I’m not eating it or feeding it to my children, I can’t advise anyone else to eat it either.”

h/t Washington’s Blog

Let me see… the very people who make their living off of providing this stuff to America won’t let his own children eat it. But you want to slurp up as much of it as you can on a liar’s word? You just eat that shit and over time, you will see the results.

The New York Times reported over the weekend that a group of fishermen and conservationists are protesting the publicity push. Tracy Kuhns, of Louisiana Bayoukeeper, a local conservation group, told The Times she “watches in disbelief as [Obama's] White House serves Gulf seafood to assure the public of its safety.”

“Come to my house,” added Kuhns. “And I won’t pretty it up before you show up. I won’t tell you, the seafood I pull out of [the water], that I feel comfortable feeding it to my grandbabies.”

According to The Times, “These fishermen see an alarming disconnect between the oil they continue to encounter on the water and the assurances they receive from state and federal officials that their nets and lines can go back in the Gulf.”

There’s also a lot of skepticism about the so-called “sniff test” that National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials use to determine seafood safety.

“How can they be doing a smell test to check for toxins in such a minute amount?” asked Chris Bryant, a 15-year commercial fishing veteran from Bayou La Batre, AL in the article.

“There is obviously a reason [dispersants] are considered toxic,” adds Bryant. “Maybe in a minute amount they won’t affect us in the short term, but if you continue to ingest them in a period of time, what are going to be the long-term effects? That’s something all the commercial fishermen are concerned about.”

“Fishermen would rather work cleaning the severely damaged Gulf than selling tainted seafood,” said Kuhns in a recent release.

h/t Food Safety News

Even NOAA admits that they don’t even test for the dispersants:

Are you getting the picture here? Do you understand that they are conducting “sniff tests” to see if they smell any contaminants and that they are NOT doing any scientific testing to see if that substance that is banned in much of the rest of the world is in the food we eat?

But the TV would lead you to believe that they are vigorously and thoroughly testing the food.

George sums it up like this:

The bottom line is that some Gulf seafood is probably safe and other Gulf seafood is probably not very safe, depending on where it swam in relation to the oil plumes and a host of other factors. But since the government is being close-lipped about the details of its test results – and isn’t even testing for dispersants – it is hard to know whether a particular piece of seafood is safe or not.

If it is hard (or impossible, given the “tests” used), then why in hell would you take the chance?

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35 and Rising

NOAA has expanded the closed fishing area in the Gulf to 35%. Notice that this includes most of America’s most prime fish production area (and some of the most accessible). Also notice how the expansion is moving towards the western coast of Florida. Given time, these areas will be closed, as well.

No matter if they actually do close this gusher off (at this point, the pressure tests are inconclusive), there has already been enough contamination to ruin almost all of it. And, yes, we keep hearing from the government-controlled lap-dog media that it isn’t leaking any more (except when they mess up and allow an expert to actually sneak in the same questions I keep asking people who tell me it is capped off):

Matt Simmons has been labeled Dr Doom of the Gulf disaster. But he has credentials that are hard to ignore, so, is it possible that the well head was already blown out and is leaking from many different places under the sea floor? Is all of this “capping” smoke and mirrors, as I suspect? It may just be my suspicion of all things government, but there are some things that still don’t add up to me (like why they appear to be dragging their feet at every opportunity… how this seems to be a major setup and someone like Exxon will end up owning BP, but not the disaster… etc). Maybe I am an uneducated Dr Doom Lite.

It’s not like NOAA doesn’t hide and coverup shit:

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is hoarding vast amounts of raw data that independent marine researchers say could help both the public and scientists better understand the extent of the damage being caused by the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

In most cases, NOAA insists on putting the data through a ponderous, many-weeks-long vetting process before making it public.

In other cases, NOAA actually intended to keep the data secret indefinitely. But officials told the Huffington Post on Tuesday that they have now decided to release it — though when remains unclear.

BP, incidentally, gets to see all this data right away.

Cool. The murderer gets access all the evidence while all us victims get shit. Sounds about right.

And just in case you folks over on the eastern side of Florida think you have it made (or those of you in Europe, for that matter), there is another, more recent (and likely accurate) 360 day animation of how this spill will be taken around thru the filtering Florida Keys (meaning it will kill everything there, as well) then takes it up the eastern sea board and into the Atlantic Ocean.

These animations show the spread of the oil spill from the Deepwater Horizon rig over one year. They were created from a series of computer simulations by a team of researchers at the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology, University of Hawaii at Manoa: Fabian Schloesser from the Department of Oceanography, Axel Timmermann and Oliver Elison Timm from the International Pacific Research Center Hawaii.

For the simulations, 5 million buoyant particles were released continuously from April 20 to September 17, 2010, at the location of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. The release occurred in ocean flow data from simulations conducted with the high-resolution Ocean General Circulation Model for the Earth Simulator (OFES). The paths of the particles were calculated over 360 days from the beginning of the spill. The simulations were conducted with surface ocean circulation data of 5 typical years rather than the actual flow fields. The dispersal of the particles does not capture such effects as oil coagulation, formation of tar balls, chemical dispersion and microbial degradation. Computed surface concentrations relative to the actual spill may therefore be overestimated. The simulation, thus, is not a detailed, specific prediction, but rather a scenario that could help guide research and mitigation efforts.

The animations show the calculated surface particle concentrations for grid boxes about 10-km-by-10-km in size into April 2011. For an estimated flow of oil from the Deepwater Horizon well of 50,000 barrels per day over a 150 day period, a concentration of e.g. 10 particles per a grid box corresponds roughly to an oil volume of 2 m3 per ~100 km2 area. The animations show the initial spreading of oil into the Gulf of Mexico followed by its entry from the Loop Current into the narrow Florida Current and then the Gulf Stream. Transported by the Gulf Stream, the erratic paths of the particles in the Atlantic are due to strong current instabilities associated with ocean eddies and recirculations. This leads to a high degree of particle dispersal and dilution in the open Atlantic away from the coast.

These computer simulations suggest that the coastlines near the Carolinas, Georgia and Northern Florida could see the effects of the oil spill as early as October 2010. The main branch of the subtropical gyre is likely to transport the oil film towards Europe, although strongly diluted. Furthermore, the animations show that as the northeasterly winds intensify near Florida around October and November, the oil in the Atlantic moves closer to the eastern shores of the US, whereas it retreats from the western shores of Florida. These changes are due to a balance between wind forcing of ocean currents and the Coriolis effect.

The animations furthermore suggest that the narrow, deep Straits of Florida force the Florida Current into a narrow channel, creating a tight bottleneck for the spreading of oil into the Atlantic. After one year, about 20% of the particles initially released at the Deepwater Horizon location had been transported through the Straits of Florida into the open Atlantic according to an averaging over the 5 different years of typical ocean surface current data. The animations suggest that a filtering system in the narrowest spot of the Florida Current could mitigate the spreading of the oil film into the North Atlantic.

For more information, please see http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/soest_web/soest.gulf2010_longterm.htm

Man, please don’t get me wrong… I hope this thing is closed off. I hope that I am just a jaded bastard who has his trust misapplied and that is completely wrong about what I think is going on. I swear I hope I am wrong about my gut reaction.

It would be nice if someone could point me to some real good news about this (keeping my fingers crossed about this cap solution).

At least they have their fall guys selected.

The worst oil spill in U.S. history was triggered by firefighting boats that flooded the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig with water, causing it to sink into the Gulf of Mexico and damage BP Plc’s well, a lawsuit claims.

My little sister recently came back from Pensacola and confirmed almost everything I warned her about before she went. So, who are we going to believe? The government’s mouthpiece, those that we know personally and/or those that actually live there and are documenting the cover-ups:

h/t The Intel Hub

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