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3 arrested on raw-milk charges
LA Times ^ | August 4, 2011 | Stuart Pfeifer and P.J. Huffstutter

Posted on 08/03/2011 6:11:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

The owner of a Venice health food market and two other people were arrested on charges related to the allegedly unlawful production and sale of unpasteurized dairy products, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.

The arrests of James Cecil Stewart, Sharon Ann Palmer and Eugenie Bloch on Wednesday marked the latest effort in a government crackdown on the sale of so-called raw dairy products.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dairy; gotmilk; insanity; milk; nannystate; rawmilk; venice; waronmilk
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"Freedom" is just another word for "shut up and do as you are told."
1 posted on 08/03/2011 6:11:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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To: E. Pluribus Unum; Impy; GOPsterinMA; 2ndDivisionVet; rabscuttle385

Boy, those organic farmers sure are dangerous! It’s a good thing that the Feds work so hard to protect us from ourselves. I guess that they have nothing better to do.


2 posted on 08/03/2011 6:13:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This is ridiculous. Thanks, Michelle Ofatass & your POS Food Safety Act.


3 posted on 08/03/2011 6:14:28 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
"Hey! somebody's selling something!"
"What? They can't do that! Shut 'em down!!"
4 posted on 08/03/2011 6:15:16 PM 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: E. Pluribus Unum

I must have an incomplete copy of the Constitution. Mine doesn’t have the Raw Milk Clause in it. Can someone direct me to a complete copy? Thanks.


5 posted on 08/03/2011 6:15:25 PM PDT by thesharkboy (<-- looking for the silver lining)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The War on Poverty may have been a miserable failure, and the Drug War every bit as ineffective as the War on Liquor. But this War on Milk must surely break the trend.


6 posted on 08/03/2011 6:17:12 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

So when do they start arresting children for having lemonade stands or old ladies for using walkers? Not long off I’m sure.


7 posted on 08/03/2011 6:17:43 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Hope you are liking the tyranny, California—after all, you’ve been instrumental in bringing it about.


8 posted on 08/03/2011 6:17:52 PM PDT by riri
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Nah, I heard the followed him around, and then attacked the place with a whole SWAT team.

AND they didn’t even read him his rights. And he’s in jail, right now.


9 posted on 08/03/2011 6:19:01 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The arrests followed a one-year investigation during which undercover agents purchased unpasteurized dairy products

Glad to see this time was well-spent. I'll bet the agents were high-fiving each other after the bust. "Well, boys, all our hard work has paid off! We're getting those raw milk pushers off our streets! Job well done! Time to celebrate and knock back some hard-earned beers!"

10 posted on 08/03/2011 6:19:41 PM PDT by Gena Bukin
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To: thesharkboy

“I must have an incomplete copy of the Constitution. Mine doesn’t have the Raw Milk Clause in it.”

Um, uh, selling milk is commerce, and more than one state is doing it so it’s interstate commerce. Yeah, that’s the ticket.


11 posted on 08/03/2011 6:20:11 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: mardi59
So when do they start arresting children for having lemonade stands or old ladies for using walkers? Not long off I’m sure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9fhtvKB-Fo

12 posted on 08/03/2011 6:23:11 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I’m so glad we have such brave men and women to protect us. I’ve been fortunate that all the horrible raw milk I’ve drank off and on in my 46 years has never harmed me. It is so rare that a addict of controlled substances like raw milk can come out unscathed such as myself.

To bad these vile people weren’t in possession of a firearm so they could get a mandatory sentence.


13 posted on 08/03/2011 6:26:12 PM PDT by born2bfree
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To: mnehring

I know about this one and it is ridiculous, I mean arrest and jail.


14 posted on 08/03/2011 6:29:12 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: mardi59
Well, they are already shutting down the lemonade stands.

As far as the old ladies in walkers, I think I will have some fun with this one.

Gonna tell some of my OLD woman friends who are Democrats, that Obama is thinking of putting a license fee on those wheels. After all, they do use up the sidewalks and they should be very happy to contribute more to his causes. It costs a lot of money to repair the sidewalks, doncha know.

Time to start spreading the rumored good news to them.

15 posted on 08/03/2011 6:44:03 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Too bad our forefathers didn’t have this kind of protection!

They could have been all those raw milk deaths....oh wait....


16 posted on 08/03/2011 6:45:31 PM PDT by 30Moves
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Instruments of mass nutrition?

Cheers!

17 posted on 08/03/2011 6:45:49 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

It’s for sale in Washington with no problems. What’s up with Kalphornia???


18 posted on 08/03/2011 6:47:47 PM PDT by SkyDancer (You know, they invented wheelbarrows to teach government employees how to walk on their hind legs.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I suggest everyone go google “Milk Borne Diseases.”


19 posted on 08/03/2011 6:49:02 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: annieokie

Maybe I’ll start telling the overweight folks that use the electric scooters in stores that Mrs Obama wants them to walk not ride.


20 posted on 08/03/2011 7:05:30 PM PDT by mardi59 (T)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“It’s a dog eat dog world Sam, and I’m wearing Milk borne underwear.” [/Norm]


21 posted on 08/03/2011 7:11:25 PM 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: gaijin

The SWAT attack and destruction was video’d. It is only a matter of time until some innocent is accidentally shot by some nervous moron.

If they purposely start by shooting a farmer’s dogs, as they are wont to do, there may be another Waco type situation.

It’s only a matter of when.


22 posted on 08/03/2011 7:13:31 PM PDT by Poincare (Reality is not a fool.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Sigh -

One can argue back and forth about Unprocessed Milk vs Pasteurized Milk. There was no "danger" from this milk. The danger to .gov was the selling of a product without the "proper papers" and appropriate "fees". Palmer has been through this before and periodically must be "slapped down" to keep those who want the product "scared". For those of you interested in the "gaming" going on right now in reference to this issue, I suggest heading over to The Complete Patient and see what is happening in the community. http://www.thecompletepatient.com/

23 posted on 08/03/2011 7:27:35 PM PDT by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
I suggest everyone go google “Milk Borne Diseases.”

So, people should not have the freedom to purchase raw milk products?

Do you understand the implications of giving the government a monopoly on the food supply?

"Food security" to the government is all about controlling the food supply so they can use it as a weapon.

And you think that's a good idea?

24 posted on 08/03/2011 7:37:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Thank you, Louis Pasteur.


25 posted on 08/03/2011 7:39:06 PM PDT by onedoug (If)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This is one of the reasons I have my own cows, Dexters (miniatures) and get all the raw milk I want. That reminds me, 2 are due to calve soon, and will be going back on the milk line.


26 posted on 08/03/2011 7:42:41 PM PDT by stickandrudder (Another Bitter-Clinger! God-Family-Tribe)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Big government doesn’t just cost more in taxes.


27 posted on 08/03/2011 7:50:15 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

What percent of milk that comes from these type of operations is dangerous? Homogenized milk is far more of a health problem.


28 posted on 08/03/2011 7:52:53 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: stickandrudder

Oh sure. I guess you’re just another sales tax evader. It’s your duty to buy everything in order to prop up the economy.


29 posted on 08/03/2011 7:54:46 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
were arrested on charges related to the allegedly unlawful production and sale of unpasteurized dairy products

The cheese police strike again!

Genuine photo of unpasteurized dairy products dealer negotiating with his source (identity concealed). Sleep well California! The cheese police are on the job, saving you from unpasteurized of Stilton!

30 posted on 08/03/2011 7:55:13 PM PDT by Pilsner
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
The ironic thing is that a lot of these people who are into the whole foods movement are liberals...the same liberals that put the people in power that are limiting their freedoms to eat naturally.

see what happens when you elect lefties?

31 posted on 08/03/2011 7:58:33 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
Oh give me a break. I suggest you talk to the billions of people who have lived on milk products through the millenia...and survivedd JUST FINE without the nanny state "protecting" them.

When you have natural immunitities...these things aren't a problem.

32 posted on 08/03/2011 8:00:26 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Within 100 yards of every direction except straight up of the raid, there were illegal aliens, most of which get free taxpayer provided services. These criminals were ignored while the big guns went after fresh cow’s milk.


33 posted on 08/03/2011 8:02:40 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Pilsner

The Cuisine Police, they live inside of my head...


34 posted on 08/03/2011 8:03:39 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Cause you sure don’t get sick from transfats, cigarettes, fake sugar, or alcohol. Or even ground turkey. Do you want everything that might make you sick banned?


35 posted on 08/03/2011 8:05:48 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Meanwhile "Meat giant Cargill is recalling 36 million pounds of ground turkey linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak "

http://news.yahoo.com/cargill-recalling-36m-pounds-ground-turkey-234340011.html

And how many times have we seen ground beef (hamburger) recalled?

How many people have died from raw milk?

While homogenized/pasteurized milk with growth hormones, antibiotics and pus - do the research - is sold as safe.

Truth is, the gov't will never let up on trying to shut down healthy foods that aren't produced by the big boys. Can't have a money drain, you know...

36 posted on 08/03/2011 8:13:38 PM PDT by maine-iac7 (I AM ISRAEL)
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To: thesharkboy
I must have an incomplete copy of the Constitution. Mine doesn’t have the Raw Milk Clause in it. Can someone direct me to a complete copy? Thanks.

Start with the 10th Amendment.

37 posted on 08/03/2011 8:39:46 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: mardi59
Sounds like a plan to me. Why should the Democrats have all the fun in telling lies and scaring the old and feable people as to what the EVIL Republicans want to do to them.

We need to join in the fun ourselves.

38 posted on 08/03/2011 9:22:20 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

“I suggest everyone go google “Milk Borne Diseases.””

And so long as each of has the freedom to do that search and to make up our own minds about milk, we don’t need Nanny to make up our minds for us.


39 posted on 08/03/2011 9:36:34 PM PDT by BlazingArizona
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To: freedomfiter2
Homogenized milk is far more of a health problem.

Oh, good grief. That's just silly.

40 posted on 08/03/2011 10:03:37 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

The kings men going about pillaging and thinking they are doing good.


41 posted on 08/03/2011 10:06:01 PM PDT by fabian (" And a new day will dawn for those who stand long, and the forests will echo with laughter")
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To: NELSON111
When you have natural immunitities...these things aren't a problem

Humans possess natural immunities to salmonella, listeria, E. coli, Brucella species, coxiella burnetti, Campylobacter jejuni and so on? I don't think so.

If you want access to raw milk and raw milk products, fine. You should be entitled to purchase them if you want. However, please don't try and tell us that we survived just fine before pasteurization or that humans, especially children, possess natural immunities to the many pathogens present in raw milk. That just isn't so.

42 posted on 08/03/2011 10:15:10 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I hope stories like this lead granola types away from the rat party.


43 posted on 08/04/2011 3:47:15 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Mase

No. The homogenization process turns the milk fat into a transfat.


44 posted on 08/04/2011 6:51:05 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2
I don't think you know the difference between homogenization and hydrogenation. It's an important distinction. Emulsifying a food doesn't make it dangerous. That's just silly.

Milk does contain naturally occurring trans fat that contains CLA (conjugated linoleic acid). Some scientists believe CLA helps prevent heart disease. Of course, anyone with an understanding of food science and human physiology knows that the whole artificial trans fat kerfuffle is much ado about nothing.

Again, believing that potentially deadly pathogens found in raw milk pose less of a hazard to humans than the process of homogenization is big time wacky.

45 posted on 08/04/2011 8:31:29 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: Mase

So, you have a lot of stock in ADM?


46 posted on 08/04/2011 9:01:45 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2
No, but I have a graduate degree in biochemistry/food science and 25 years of industry experience.

If I did own lots of stock in ADM, would that be a bad thing to you?

47 posted on 08/04/2011 9:09:56 PM PDT by Mase (Save me from the people who would save me from myself!)
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To: SkyDancer

>> “What’s up with Kalphornia???” <<

.
Jerry Brown.


48 posted on 08/04/2011 9:28:40 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

>> I suggest everyone go google “Milk Borne Diseases.” <<

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If you enjoy ignorant propaganda.

They are at war with everything that extends life, and raw milk is high on that list.


49 posted on 08/04/2011 9:31:05 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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To: onedoug

>> “Thank you, Louis Pasteur.” <<

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Pasteur reenounced his “germ theory” on his death bed to Antoine Bechamp and Claude Bernard, and declared “The germ is nothing, the soil is everything.”


50 posted on 08/04/2011 9:38:08 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Going 'EGYPT' - 2012!)
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