Daily Archives: January 10, 2010

11 days to January 21, 2010 — when the court will rule on the case of Michael Schmidt v. The Queen over raw milk

Though from what I’ve heard, the Queen’s farm store used to sell raw milk to the public not that long ago (sez Norman Lofts, who went there to visit and film), so one really wonders what “beef” the Queen would have with Michael Schmidt over raw milk. Must be her underlings who’ve got their knickers in a knot.

Michael Schmidt talks to reporters following the conclusion of his trial in January 2009.

Stay tuned for details of a special event with raw-milk journalist David E. Gumpert, also in Newmarket, following the announcement of the verdict on January 21, 2010. Continue reading

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Sandra Finley vs Lockheed Martin?

Like Michael Schmidt’s, this case of Candian Sandra Finley who conscientiously objected to participating in a Canadian census conducted by an American corporation and was subsequently charged and tried in Canadian courts, started more than a year ago. Sandra is set to continue her odyssey through the courts tomorrow, in Saskatoon. Those of us who care about Canadian sovereignty, and who don’t want our country to be swallowed up in a North American Union, would be well advised to take an interest in Sandra’s case. The story that follows came to us as a forwarded email, apparently originating with Sandra herself:

You don’t have to look far to find this sort of thing on the L-M website. This was on their home page.

(Ouch! It’s coming a little too fast!)

FOR NEWCOMERS: I appended material that was circulated in 2008, prior to my original trial date of January 2009. In case you want a quick scroll-through. – Sandra

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Biscuit-Gate rocks Savannah Georgia

Thanks to Farm to Consumer Legal Defense for bringing this travesty to the public’s attention. Oh, and yes, this takes place in the state of Georgia, in the U.S.A., not in the former Soviet republic:

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More media support for “Food Safety”

Thanks to Cathy at Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund, for this news tip on a recent CBS story contrasting how people view their food supply in Canada, U.S., Britain and Europe. This story will no doubt generate support for the food safety bill now in the Senate, at least among the unthinking and the unresearching public. But those who “don’t drink the Kool-Aid” and do take the trouble to look closer may soon realize that such “food safety” legislation is really only designed to concentrate corporate control under the guise of food safety.

(CBS) When it comes to agriculture, America is indeed the land of plenty. Foods raised here and imported from around the world provide greater abundance and choice than ever before. But while our foods are bountiful, they’re also inconsistently regulated.

The U.S. has one of the safest food supplies in the world, but the report card is mixed, reports CBS News Correspondent Bill Whitaker. Every year 33 percent of Canadians get sick from what they eat. In the U.S., it’s 25 percent. But in England it’s only 2 percent and in France just 1 percent. In both places food is grown more locally and on a smaller scale than in North America. Continue reading

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Environmentalism “uber alles”?

While there are valid reasons to be concerned about environmental degradation, we’re now in a situation in which concerns over saving the environment are being co-opted to support an agenda in which people and nations are cast as enemies. Just look at what they’ve been saying:

Clear evidence of global warming? -- that's Great Britain without the Gulf Stream. Apparently the Gulf Stream was on vacation in Greenland last week. NASA photo via Boing Boing

“In searching for a new enemy to unite us, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like would fit the bill …All these dangers are caused by human intervention and it is only through changed attitudes and behaviour that they can be overcome. The real enemy, then, is humanity itself.” – Club of Rome, The First Global Revolution, consultants to the UN.

“Isn’t the only hope for the planet that the industrialized civilizations collapse? Isn’t it our responsiblity to bring that about?” Maurice Strong, former Secretary General of UNEP Continue reading

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