Daily Archives: January 1, 2011

It’s not only raw milk that has trouble with the discretionary enforcement of labyrinthine government regulations

Here’s a story from the Netherlands that may illuminate the conditions we’re headed for with the burgeoning proliferation of government regulations in Canada, regulations that affect not only milk, pigs and other food sources. This story is titled “Amstergasm” and is by S.G. Collins, from volume 5 of the ezine “Mental Shoes”:

My head is churning with conflicting ideas, as I walk into Chico’s bar on a cool evening in August. It’s unofficially opening night for the new bar. In a move none of us expected, the drummer and erstwhile sushi deliverer found his way to buy out a neglected business, and fix it up with the help of some friends. The scents of painting and cleaning still hang in the air. The bar looks great. Chico looks exhausted. But hopeful. A crowd of well-wishers surrounds him. None of my friends have arrived yet, so for a while I just sit there thinking about what it means to open a bar, in this town, in this time. Continue reading

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