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originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: Krazysh0t
Apologies, the comment certainly wasn't meant in that manner. It was also meant to come across jokingly, alas a fail on my part.
I would argue, however, that government, with all its attendant laws and bureaucracies, is the epitome of institutionalized power seeking and a means of maintaining said power.
originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: Benevolent Heretic
What? Unless the MSM doesn't report it, it didn't happen?
This is not the kind of story The Detroit News would be likely to pick up, really.
Don't forget, Michigan is the state that forced the destruction of pigs.
I seem to remember that did make the local news in MI.
originally posted by: Expat888
originally posted by: skunkape23
I would have been tempted to feed them to the hogs and dump the cars in the bayou. This is disgusting. Yet another reason to master intergalactic travel. This is the 'Planet of the Apes.'
Nah.. apes are more intelligent than government minions .. its an insult to the poor apes ..
The government-sponsored dump of nearly $5,000 of milk, eggs, butter, and cream from Michigan's My Family Co-Op yesterday carried a very clear and powerful political message to all Americans: We control your food and we don’t like you buying your food outside the corporate food system. Every now and then, we are going to remind you of what bad children you are being by taking your food and throwing it in the garbage. In fact, we are going to do more than remind you, we are going to completely humiliate you by preventing you from even feeding it to farm animals and instead forcing it to be disposed of in a landfill or dumpster.
originally posted by: galadofwarthethird
a reply to: 727Sky
That's just sad, I love me some of them organic milk. Though around here I know of no place around here, however my mom buys it from somewhere, it comes in those glass jugs which you would of seen some generations ago when the milk man would go door to door and deliver milk, I asked her where she gets it and she said its some sort of small international store were they sell all kinds of foods, both local, and meats and other goods from places like eastern Europe or Asia. The stuff is really good, and you can taste the difference between that milk and any other type you would buy at your local convenience store.
What do I think about this whole thing? Its stupid, now a days you need a license to get a license and you taxed on the taxes. However most people are not that stupid, generally you can taste what is good for you and what isn't, if you need somebody to tell you what is good for you, well your lost already. And really all of these agencies out to protect our health are more or less interested in keeping the status que running and satisfying there constituency ie big corporations and there interests, its were they get there funding from just as much as from the tax dollars.
And generally there interests is eliminating competition before it takes root. Most laws out there are just fancy ways of achieving that, and really these small co-op are the enemy because any group or even town can get in and it works, in fact its how its been done for ages and ages, long before our current model, so ya on a local scene, town by town, they would effectively eliminate the need for much of the mass produced processed goods that are out there today. And that in the eyes of your corporate masters is a no no.
They must have some nutty laws and regulations out there in Michigan if your not allowed to grow your own food without consent, the laws on licensees must be pretty nutty as well. Like I said its all stupid, and you are definitely not living in the land of the free if your not even allowed to grow your own food, which these people did, and it seems the majority of it was just going to them and those who co-opted for the whole thing. Its all just pointless, corporate cronyism at its best it seems like.