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Family Facing $4 Million in Fines for Selling Bunnies
Big Government ^ | 5-19-11 | Bob McCarty

Posted on 05/20/2011 9:37:42 AM PDT by radioone

Almost nine months after a Missouri dairy was ordered to stop selling cheese made from raw milk, I share details of another hare-raising story from the Show-Me State: John Dollarhite and his wife Judy of tiny Nixa, Mo., have been told by the USDA that, by Monday, they must pay a fine exceeding $90,000. If they don’t pay that fine, they could face additional fines of almost $4 million. Why? Because they sold more than $500 worth of bunnies — $4,600 worth to be exact — in a single calendar year.

(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: bunnies; bureaucrats; missouri
First Obama goes after the Jews, and now the government goes after bunnies.....and I said nothing.
1 posted on 05/20/2011 9:37:46 AM PDT by radioone
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To: radioone

This is pure insanity. I hope enough people wake up and realize what is going on.


2 posted on 05/20/2011 9:40:21 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: radioone

There were a lot of people on FR defending those regulations not too long ago.


3 posted on 05/20/2011 9:40:35 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: radioone

Whatever happened to America? You know, freedom, liberty, the home of the brave and all that stuff? We’re a fascist police state now. It surprises me how fast we let it all happen.


4 posted on 05/20/2011 9:41:28 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer ("...that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,..")
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To: driftdiver
There were a lot of people on FR defending those regulations not too long ago.

There are quite a few here who have no problem with big brother government so long as it promotes their agenda.

5 posted on 05/20/2011 9:42:56 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: radioone

NEVER tell the truth to government, which now includes your doctor.


6 posted on 05/20/2011 9:43:48 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: radioone
I remember seeing Michael Moore's movie "Roger and Me". It was a savage indictment of our heartless society, focusing on Flint Michigan and the damage done to that community by capitalism. At one point, Moor focuses on a poor woman who is so desperate to make ends meet that she has to raise and slaughter rabbits for meat. Oh! What a country! People reduced to raising rabbits just to survive!!

Of course, now, even that is illegal. I bet Moore is very much in favor of this turn of events.

7 posted on 05/20/2011 9:44:04 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (The USSR spent itself into bankruptcy and collapsed -- and aren't we on the same path now?)
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To: mgstarr

Probably the animal rights activist..they don’t like to see Bugs Bunny being used as meat and his hide sold to make a fur coat.


8 posted on 05/20/2011 9:44:36 AM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: radioone

I am not at all convinced that the US government “adds value.”.


9 posted on 05/20/2011 9:44:40 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: rovenstinez

I make this every fall - extremely tasty:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/spanish-rabbit-stew-recipe/index.html


10 posted on 05/20/2011 9:47:18 AM PDT by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: radioone

Government gone wild.


11 posted on 05/20/2011 9:48:57 AM PDT by OneLoyalAmerican (In God I trust, all others provide citations.)
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To: radioone

They have a congressman and two senators. Why aren’t they doing anyting to stop this outrage?


12 posted on 05/20/2011 9:50:00 AM PDT by DManA
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To: mgstarr

I doubt a family selling rabbits for extra cash has $90,000 sitting around. So their only recourse will be to declare bankruptcy.

What will this really accomplish? I’m sure it will deter anyone else thinking of producing food here in America for a few extra dollars.

After all its safer to import our food from South America right.


13 posted on 05/20/2011 9:51:29 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver
"So their only recourse will be to declare bankruptcy."

I have heard you can't take bankruptcy on what you owe the government.

14 posted on 05/20/2011 9:56:12 AM PDT by Spunky (Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.)
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To: driftdiver
"So their only recourse will be to declare bankruptcy."

I have heard you can't take bankruptcy on what you owe the government. Don't know if that is true or not.

15 posted on 05/20/2011 9:56:38 AM PDT by Spunky (Accept that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.)
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To: radioone
People are going to get creative very soon if this type of sh*t is allowed to stand. For example, they will be selling an original copy of their kid's refrigerator art and throwing in a free rabbit.
16 posted on 05/20/2011 9:58:08 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Spunky

I was wondering about that. In which case they are destroying this family over a few bunnies while people like Al Sharpton continues their corruption.


17 posted on 05/20/2011 10:01:21 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: radioone

Continuing progress in control of the food supply. This administration hates the idea of anyone producing their own food. That would enable them to go off the grid and thus out of control of government.


18 posted on 05/20/2011 10:04:28 AM PDT by firebrand (It's a scandal that we have not yet impeached Obama.)
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To: subterfuge
NEVER tell the truth to government, which now includes your doctor.

And never let them on your property without a warrant.

19 posted on 05/20/2011 10:10:02 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: radioone
Serves them right for not being Eric Holder's people.
20 posted on 05/20/2011 10:12:55 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Islamophobia: The fear of offending Muslims because they are prone to violence.)
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To: radioone

It started with a TUNISIAN FRUIT CART.


21 posted on 05/20/2011 10:26:41 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: radioone

The USDA: Providing repairations and protecting bunnies.


22 posted on 05/20/2011 10:39:10 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: radioone

Missouri has some of the biggest and most puppy mills in the Nation and they go after someone raising rabbits?


23 posted on 05/20/2011 10:48:25 AM PDT by lp boonie (Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment)
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To: radioone
From the article: "'it’s our intent to prosecute you to the maximum that we can’ and that ‘we will make an example out of you.'”

And we think we won the Cold War?

24 posted on 05/20/2011 10:57:17 AM PDT by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
And never let them on your property without a warrant.

The youtube "Never talk to police" video should be taken to heart. When a cop or regulatory agent comes to your door want to ask a question or take a look at anything on your property, your first and last words should be "please let me see your warrant". Then call your lawyer.

25 posted on 05/20/2011 11:06:09 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: Parley Baer

There are too many government employees when they have time to run stuff like this to ground.

Never let a fed around without a warrant, ever. Stay as clear of them as possible but then, that is is impossible since they are everywhere.

This is terrifying, do you hate the government yet?


26 posted on 05/20/2011 1:03:44 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: radioone

ping


27 posted on 05/21/2011 1:29:37 PM PDT by celmak
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