HR2751 ( http://foodfreedom.wordpress.com/2010/12/20/s-510-now-hr-2751-tell-reps-to-vote-no-on-food-safety-modernization-act/ ), formerly known (in the Senate) as S.510- remember, sleight of hand ( http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-2751 ) is commonplace in the District of Criminals, is up for House vote today, Tuesday- 12-21-10. In effect, this bill will create havoc and hell with those of us who grow our own food, sell portions of our growth, or even buy from those who do the same. EoIpso: if passed into law, this will allow our illustrious Uncle Dark Lord to declare our backyard gardens to be producing "food that is unsafe to eat unless inspected by Uncle Darkie's HHS inspection teams".
How do we know this?
Well, other than being paranoid- which is currently just another word for "knowing"- of anything our Uncle Fed decides to do is definitely detrimental to anyone with half a brain, we have the people in charge telling us exactly what they expect to do. Re: the following Email I received from Kathleen Sebelius after writing her about my dislike and concerns about S510...
While we will respond to the specific issues you raise as soon as we can, I wanted to let you know that your message has been received and that I appreciate your taking the time to write. (Ummm, really? You appreciate me calling you a slut? editor.)
The mission of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is to protect the nation’s health and provide essential human services, and, as part of that mission, we are at the forefront of the federal government’s efforts to address a wide range of critical issues and challenges. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on our work. (I'm actually aware of 'their' work, which is why I wrote. My intent was to update them on my feelings about it. ed)
First, on March 23, after more than a year of extensive debate (between whom? ed), the President signed into law health reform legislation that brings down health care costs for American families and small businesses, expands coverage to millions of Americans and ends the worst practices of insurance companies (Which, of course, we know is bankrupting insurance companies and causing them to deny coverage to people with prior illnesses- ed). As a result of the new law, Americans will begin to see significant benefits take effect this year, with other important reforms following shortly after. In the weeks, months, and years ahead, our department will be responsible for implementing many of these reforms (consider ourselves warned- ed). You can be assured that we are firmly committed to explaining these changes to the American people clearly, and to enacting them carefully and effectively. For information about the new law, I would encourage you to visit www.healthcare.gov.
Meanwhile, thanks to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, we’ve made hundreds of millions of dollars available as part of a comprehensive prevention and wellness initiative, Communities Putting Prevention to Work (of course, all Americans have noticed this in the wonderful sign-age currently plastered to hospital and clinic walls-ed.). This new initiative supports local efforts to reduce obesity , increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and decrease smoking (IF you really wanted to curb smoking, you'd just pass a law making smoking and tobacco products illegal, but you don't have the balls to go against your purse holders- ed.)– the four most important things we can to do to fight chronic diseases and improve public health. And it’s right in line with the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” campaign, which calls on Americans to work together to solve childhood obesity in a generation. You can learn more about these and other Recovery Act initiatives at www.hhs.gov/recovery.
In addition, it is a core responsibility of HHS, through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to ensure the food we eat is safe. Toward that end, I am firmly committed to working with my colleagues at the Department of Agriculture to achieve the President’s goal of upgrading and strengthening our food safety system; restoring trust in the FDA as the leading science-based regulatory agency in the world; and fulfilling our obligation to the American people to ensure that the food they purchase and serve to their families is safe to eat. For more information, please visit www.foodsafety.gov. (Of course, we'll have to purchase our food, since the HHS/DA will declare what we grow as 'inedible and unfit for human consumption'. ed)
Finally, HHS plays a vital role in getting our children ready to learn and thrive in school (has anyone in the Dept of Ed ever read the true stats on how well un-educated our children currently are? ed), helping low-income ("but I have a Big Screen TV, digital stereo DVD/CD player, the latest I-pod and 4G phone network" - ed) working families struggling to make ends meet in this difficult economy, and meeting the basic needs of vulnerable populations, such as abused and neglected children, refugees ( which we are attempting to increase with our DREAM act- ed.), and individuals with disabilities. As the Administration works to turn around our economy, we recognize that the economic downturn has had its greatest impact on the most vulnerable among us – low-income families with children (and people who own companies as well as people who have jobs- ed). Through child care, child support, energy assistance, and other efforts, the Department helps low-income (because we outsourced their jobs- ed) parents and their communities weather this economic storm. We will continue to work hard to improve these programs through evidence-based approaches that make a difference for these families and children. (So you're going to impeach the Dark Lord and his cabinet and then resign?)
Again, thank you for writing."
Folks, call your legislators and let them know this kind'a shit just ain't gonna cut it.
Bless God- and bless America.