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Originally posted by beezzer
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything".
-Somebody Important Said It. (Not me)
Originally posted by crimvelvet
reply to post by watcher3339
You really have to actually look at what has been going on. Is it social services or a CAGE to trap and "domesticate us into serfdom" ????
I am old enough to remember the same years that Ron Paul does.
Do you really think there was No "Safety Net" back in those "Dark Ages" ??? The safety net was there. The town Doctor and Dentist provide free medical or reduced rate to those who could not afford it - it is now illegal to do so. The county had a "Home" or Farm where those in trouble or vagrants were housed. Churches ran shelters or fund drives.
THERE WERE NO STREET PEOPLE! The governmentMUST have street people to continue pushing for the cage. Also the US incarceration rate has sky rocketed until now 1 in four adults in the USA has a record.
More important there was OPPORTUNITY! You could cut lawns, baby sit, take in ironing or sewing, clean houses. You did not need a half dozen permits and an insurance company skimming 10 to 20% of the gross.
One by one these alternate sources of income, available to anyone with a couple of words of English, have been shutdown through over regulation. Within the last fifteen years the "Independant Consultant" has been wiped out. Now Kelly Temp is the larges employer in the USA and is skimming half to two thirds or more of the hourly wage for the "service" of placing you.
Now with the Food Safety Modernization act the last door is being slammed in the face of "Free Americans" We will now be wage slaves to a corporation or subject to the petty whims of a little Hitler who can bankrupt you if he doesn't like the look of your face or if a large corporation wants your land, business or patents at fire sale prices.
Looking back over fifty years I can see we have traded our freedom for the "safety" of the cage called "social services and government regulation.
Everyone has to give up abortion and we'll say okay to "limited" Obama-style healthcare.
Do a flat-tax of 7% for everyone an we'll end the wars.
Eliminate the silly gun laws and we'll invest more into green energy solutions.
^This made my arm hair rise lol my pops tells me basically the same thing about "back in the days"
Food Safety Modernization Act: www.fda.gov...
SEC. 404. COMPLIANCE WITH INTERNATIONAL AGREEMENTS.
Nothing in this Act (or an amendment made by this Act) shall be construed in a manner inconsistent with the agreement establishing the World Trade Organization or any other treaty or international agreement to which the United States is a party.....
What are Good Agricultural Practices?
A multiplicity of Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) codes, standards and regulations have been developed in recent years by the food industry and producers organizations but also governments and NGOs, aiming to codify agricultural practices at farm level for a range of commodities....
www.fao.org... [has links]
The harmonization of laws, regulations and standards between and among trading partners requires intense, complex, time-consuming negotiations by CFSAN officials. Harmonization must simultaneously facilitate international trade and promote mutual understanding, while protecting national interests and establish a basis to resolve food issues on sound scientific evidence in an objective atmosphere. Failure to reach a consistent, harmonized set of laws, regulations and standards within the freetrade agreements and the World Trade Organization Agreements can result in considerable economic repercussions.
Participation in Codex Alimentarius
Cosmetics International Activities
International Organizations and Standard-Setting Bodies
International Office of Epizootics
International Plant Protection Convention
World Health Organization
Food and Agricultural Organization
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Food Additives (JECFA)
Joint Meeting on Pesticide Residues
Joint FAO/WHO Expert Committee on Microbiological Risk Assessments
Pan American Health Organization
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
We are on the same team.
I still don't see how it can work until you resolve philosophical differences. Conservatives believe in small gov't and less taxes. Liberals believe in a Nanny state, cradle to grave socialism. How can they be reconciled?
SHIELDING THE GIANT:
USDA’s “Don’t Look, Don’t Know” Policy for Beef Inspection
This investigative report, as part of an ongoing series on corporate and government accountability, was
researched and written by GAP Legal Director, Tom Devine.... www.whistleblower.org...
67% of Political Class Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction, 84% of Mainstream Disagrees
Recent polling has shown huge gaps between the Political Class and Mainstream Americans on issues ranging from immigration to health care to the virtues of free markets.