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Another Family Business Destroyed: Morningland Dairy Raw Milk Cheese Raided 1/25/13

In business 30 years with not one customer ever getting sick. 18 tons of product seized to be destroyed by the Missouri Milk Board.

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Olde but Goode bump.....

If you never saw these videos they are MUST SEE!

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Hey, Michael Evans in these videos used to have an awesome radio show called "America's Voice Now" http://americasvoicenow.org/americas-voice-radio-show/page/3/

Anyone know if he's still on the air? What's going on with him these days?

Because: Some animals are more equal than other animals. -Animal Farm-

What the? > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6MTIwY3_-ks

I interviewed him for one hour last week

I interviewed Joe Dixon, the owner, for one hour last week.

You can hear it here:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/paradigm_shift/2013/01/31/parad...

He starts at 30 minutes into the show.

Great interview, thanks!

This is an attack on healthy food.

Wow, shocking.

Now is someone still going to try and tell me there's no connection between Jesus Christ and Liberty? Our fortress is in Christ.

Obedience to God is resistance to tyrants.

Jefferson's picture

Better

I wish a deputy would have the balls to...

...order the Milk Board Confiscation Nazi's to leave the premises immediately, and if they refused, arrest them.

And then tell the judge on camera that the order is constitutional and he would not allow enforcement.

Seems to me that this type of empowerment or "authority" would make it a lot more fun, rewarding, and meaningful to be a deputy and esp a sheriff.

Cops and deputies are SUPPOSED to be "judges". In fact, they make judgments ALL DAY LONG.

On what basis do they make judgments? On their whims? Based on what their boss says? What the hell about the rule of law? Shouldn't they know the law??? Yes they should. What law? Our national and state constitutions are places to start.

These officers should be instructed in the law. How can they uphold their oath and defend the people's rights w/o knowledge of the law??

You need smart, educated men wearing badges, not just order takers. You need men who can think on their feet and judge righteously and who have the courage to state a certain law is wrong if it's wrong, and defend the people!

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

First, they/we should

Call each LOCAL news agency and ask, "What's all going on down at this farm? What are you reporting on?!!" Each one will think they're the only ones not there yet and will run to it.

Ask the various thugs and LOEs how many of them were breastfed unpasteurized milk or advocated their kids/friends do so.

Then ask them what their job priorities are in order of importance.

Then show them info that the milk board is staffed with big business (because I think that almost hit home).

Then ask them to find out what the appeal process is for "board actions".

...and so on.

This Seriously Needs to Stay Front Page News!

Please keep it there!

skippy

Quick question

My understanding is that their samples failed the laboratory test. All of the samples taken for testing showed that they were contaminated.

So what was the businesses's complaint? That the testing was unfair? That since no one complained about getting sick, the contamination was not an issue?

Looking over this quickly, it looks like they weren't willing to testify that they had properly maintained sterile conditions; the manager also admitted to poor record-keeping.

In any case, it seems obvious that the punishment does not at all fit the crime.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Someone please clarify this question.

I picked up on that detail as well. The question is: how did the cheese fail the test?

The business said the test was unfair or bad. Why? They apparently said, "let an independent lab do the testing," for obvious reasons as the gov't lab may just lie.

I'm guessing the gov't lab reported something like, "We found 'bacteria' in the cheese, and so it's bad."

We know that unpasteurized milk has the GOOD bacteria in it. That's why it's healthier and life-giving. Gov't bureaucrats would report a half truth, crying, "There's bacteria in the milk!! The business admits it. We must shut them down!"

While not reporting the whole truth, which is, "Their raw milk/cheese products contain all the regular, health-promoting bacteria, and no dangerous bacteria so it's safe for consumption."

But please, somebody who knows the actual facts, please chime in.

"It is well enough that people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a rEVOLution before tomorrow morning." - Henry Ford

My understanding was of the

My understanding was of the 15 samples tested, all 15 tested positive for the disease-related strain staphylococcus aureus; 6 tested positive for listeria monocytogenes.

I am under the impression that the "St. Louis laboratory" was not a government laboratory, though it was a "government-approved" one.

Morningland dairy cried foul and sent 90 samples to the same government lab for testing. All 90 of them passed the test, but the judge threw out that second testing. The FDA also failed to find evidence of contamination after an initial test. However, the branch manager of the farm also admitted to not ageing the cheeses for at least 60 days and/or not checking them thoroughly during the process.

The other interesting thing is that since April of 2010, the FDA has been looking very closely at raw cheesemaking. They have found listeria contamination in 24 of the more than 100 places they looked. So it clearly can't be so hazardous to one's health if so many people are reporting having this contamination, yet I haven't heard about people getting sick from raw cheese...

In regards to the actions of the FDA, the above actions really should make this issue a non-issue. Explain to me how this contamination is so deadly if so many producers are showing it. Most likely the guidelines to what merits "contamination" are too strict (though morningland's own raw-milk expert's guidelines actually were too strict for the tested samples, which does not look good).

In general, when I buy raw milk and raw cheese, I notice that the packaging never mentions the health risks (vs. pasteurizated products) while overhyping the health benefits. If the same thing was observed on the packaging of a pharmaceutical product, the FDA/government would slam the producers for what is really fradulent activity (false advertising) and a potential public health risk. That they do not do it to these small-time milk producers makes me inclined to believe that they aren't "out to get them".

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

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What are the "health risks" that should be on the raw cheese

label?

Debbie

I feel the way Michael Badnarik feels on the subject

If I want to eat rotten cheese ( I mean can cheese really be rotten ?) or drink spoiled milk then that's what I'm going to do. These people need to file a Title 42 suit against this board.

Just one last kick in the nuts, then a final deathblow

That is fine, but there are

That is fine, but there are issues with this from a legal point of view.

1) If you want that to be the way things are handled, that is fine, but that is not how the law currently is. Respect for rule-of-law is important, even whilst trying to change it.

2) Despite the regulations, morningland dairy is claiming (presumably) that there cheese is free from these contaminants. This goes to the whole role of what government should do when there is fraud..should they let the market take care of it, etc.

Plan for eliminating the national debt in 10-20 years:

Overview: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2010/09/12/my-plan-for-reducin...

Specific cuts; defense spending: http://rolexian.wordpress.com/2011/01/03/more-detailed-look-a

Dr No, you need to read up on

Dr No, you need to read up on this a bit more:
1) All the samples taken for testing were not contaminated. The FDA even took 99 samples, including from inside cracks, down drains and underneath table legs; All came back clean. Judge Dunlap refused to admit this evidence into trial. Why?

2) The cheese which was disposed of was never tested. Even if each 40 lb block was tested 100 times and came back clean, Don Falls of the milk board told the Dixons the cheese still would be destroyed.

3) Dixons were cooperative with the milk board but it did not matter.
Gene Wiseman, Don Falls, and the rest of the Mo State Milk Board are the ones at fault. Either incompetent and unwilling to admit their mistakes (they even perjured their testimony), or they have an agenda to rid Mo of raw milk providers.

Furthermore the Dixons had to sell 16 cows in order to meet expenses during the 5 week shut down while FDA was conducting their tests. Judge Dunlap wrote in his decree that the cows were sold because they were sick cows.

If there was bad cheese somewhere, you discard it. But you don't throw out 35,000 lbs of untested cheese that came out of a tested clean facility, and run the farm out of business.

Regulations are treated as law yet you have no trial by jury, which is essentially unconstitutional. State has unlimited resources when they take you to court. We citizens do not and are at a disadvantage. Again this was not a trial by jury.

Why

Wont the bad cops decide to be good, I dont understand what do they get by being evil? Why do they automatically think the citizens are against them and get defensive? I guess they just must be bad people.
If I was a cop in this situation I would quit.

The cops get paid for following orders. Period.

It's the golden rule. He who has the gold makes the rules.

"A vote for the lesser of two evils is a vote to keep things the same", Buckminster Fuller..
A choice for liberty is always a choice for liberty.

"Why do cops automatically think the citizens are against them?"

Good question? Perhaps they know that they are against the people and their rights.

Free includes debt-free!

Hmmm, I wonder what would happen...

...if I walked up to the cop taking pictures of license plates and jabbed his camera into his face? Is there any doubt that I would be beat, tazed, and thrown in a cage? These cops are thugs, plain and simple, and I don't have any respect for them, or anyone who defends their actions.

It's a no brainer

Hey Cops,
You were asked about the 2nd Amendment, and you have that deer caught in the headlights look on your face. What's with that...yeah, the 2nd Amendment...you know the one you "swore" an oath to uphold.
Geez...Are all you guys worried about your "pension"...yeah, the one that won't buy you bread when you get there.
It should have been a "spontaneous" Yes, I support the Constitution, and I whole heartedly support the 2nd Amendment...and don't you guys worry one bit...If ever given the order to round up your weapons, I will be the first to fire a shot at the SomeBeach that gives the orders. Don't you guys worry about that.
Someone in that County should snatch that "Sheriff" badge of that Bozo, and give it to the one deputy that seemed like he was somewhat concerned about the 2nd Amendment.
The Sheriff is suppose to protect us from Tyranny.
Maybe that's why our founding fathers wrote it in the Constitution, they knew there would be cowards down the road...too many afraid of the "KING"...too many willing to lay down and give up.

Dude, absolutely agree with you

awesome post!! seriously!

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

These are NOT "law enforcers" they're "corporate thug enforcers"

These are NOT "law enforcers" they're "corporate thug enforcers"

They look, talk and act like absolute complete unconstitutional Nazi thugs! Plain as day! They are the trash heap that the corporate sponsored "Milk loser bunch of P u s s i e s Board" call upon when they cry like little babies that they don't want competition from legit small farms producing an honest product and making a living which is their ABSOLUTE UNALIENABLE RIGHT TO DO SO. And I might add it's their absolute GOD GIVEN UNALIENABLE RIGHT to defend themselves and their property from thugs such as these!!! Makes my garbage look attractive!

They got us so damn flustered because they KNOW there are NO consequences for their actions. They know they will get away with it. They know that most honest law abiding men and women who love their God and their country wont do jack S H I T about it! Me included... we need to wake up... and ASAP before theirs nothing left to defend!

sorry for the 2nd post, just needed to vent! because this crap is outta control!

Love Liberty, be Vigilant

"Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17)

Faith in God will prevail all things!

If we hold the keys..

why don't we stop giving money to the state and fed?

There needs to be a nation-wide movement. dems don't necessarily have to be on board. There are enough republicans who claim to be conservative who could potentially pull this off.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul

They have the printers...

They have the printers...

Their lie can't last. Gold exposes the lie.

DOW's Performance Since 1900
http://pricedingold.com/dow-jones-industrials/

US Production Wages, from 1965:
http://pricedingold.com/us-wages/

Not just Gold but, Silver, Copper, Steel, Zinc, Aluminum, Gypsum, Potash, Lime, clay, Wood and even Salt exposes this as a general swindle.
http://minerals.usgs.gov/ds/2005/140/

The 100 year Swindle based on paper promissory notes.

Congress sanctified this Swindle and supports it at every turn.

Government is NOT going to help.

Free includes debt-free!

Cyril's picture

:( True.

:(

True.

I wish we knew how to unplug them.

Overnight.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

I've answered that question a number of times

but no one wants to listen.

Cyril's picture

I may be going thru your posts and comments later tonight.

I may be going thru your posts and comments later tonight.

Btw, guys, am I alone who'd like to see an (even basic) keyword tagging feature for DP comments? The DP could even limit with a max number of tags per comment (say, 5 or 6 tops) / max number of characters per keyword tag, but, IMO, that'd help a bit digging up others' thoughts from, well... arguing history, no? (*) ;)

I'll also have a look at the Mod suggestion box thread, I suppose, to see if it hasn't been proposed...

(*) if integrated in the search, obviously

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Would love keyword option if people would use them

They're not the easiest thing to get both writers and readers on the same page with. Also, would this include the option to keyword individual comments?

Regarding the ways to unplug their printers, I was mostly venting at the lack of reception both my posts and comments have received. I'm not a usual DPer in that I come for community, fun, info and more. I've been turned into a very driven person who currently only values anything that is productive towards fixing these issues now. As such, I'm getting as frustrated as the OP of "Don't click this post" and sometimes allow that to show.

If you're interested enough to reply again, I'll try to put together a brief overview. Be warned, it's as encompassing and far-reaching as the very problems we face.

Spill it.

I am up for suggestions. It is possible that I may have overlooked your post.

"What if the American people learn the truth" - Ron Paul