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There are 29 comments on the MassLive.com story from Dec 27, 2010, titled Major milk buyer Dean Foods to pay $30 million to Northeast dairy farmers in proposed suit settle.... In it, MassLive.com reports that:

A federal judge in Vermont is reviewing a proposed settlement of an antitrust lawsuit in which a major national milk processor would pay $30 million to Northeastern dairy farmers and change its milk buying practices in the region, at least temporarily.

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“Bill Clinton could have ”

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#26 Dec 29, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
I misspoke. I meant euthanasia.
BTW It's the pharmaceutical companies that need reigning in. They should not be allowed to advertise. That nonsense only started in the last 20 years.
no, you spoke correctly-liberals believe in eugenics. O'bama gave big Pharma a sweetheart deal, and the FDA should be abolished because they are in bed with big Pharma. What else do you need to know?
Seeking truth

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#27 Dec 29, 2010
fetch almighty wrote:
<quoted text>no, you spoke correctly-liberals believe in eugenics. O'bama gave big Pharma a sweetheart deal, and the FDA should be abolished because they are in bed with big Pharma. What else do you need to know?
No, you are full of BS for TWO reasons. 1) You don't know squat about me or what I meant. 2) Many "conservatives" custom order designer children and use surrogates.

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#28 Dec 29, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
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No, you are full of BS for TWO reasons. 1) You don't know squat about me or what I meant. 2) Many "conservatives" custom order designer children and use surrogates.
aww yes the whole Hollywood bunch, now there is a bunch of conservatives. Let's get back to eugenics, you are the one that brought up the milk and that it can hardly be considered milk-it makes people sick each and every day. Eugenics and the liberal plan to get everyone involved in needed your so called 'social' medicine. In which I call medicine for the masses.

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#29 Dec 29, 2010
here seeking truth is some truth...


Open letter to Michelle Obama from Dr. Rima

Dear Mrs. Obama,

I am writing to you because you are a mother, a champion of childhood health and the wife of the current President of the United States. One of your first acts upon assuming the third of those roles, as First Lady, was to install an organic garden on the White House grounds. We applaud that demonstration of intent.

Although there were problems —(the EPA said that the ground in which the garden was planted was too toxic for human agricultural use because of the chemicals used on it previously, in order to manicure the lawn)— and opposition (the pesticide industry felt – correctly – that your decision to grow an organic garden indicated that chemical-free food was healthier than food produced using those chemicals). Thus, your decision to plant an organic garden was an act of wise, even courageous, leadership.

We note your background interest in wholesome food and decry the much-weakened, but still unacceptable mis-named “Food Safety” bill, passed [after being passed back and forth between House and Senate, like the hot-potato is was].

This new law industrializes food production in the United States. The weak local farm distribution exemptions are, in fact, nearly meaningless and the playing field is sharply tilted against the only source of clean food in the United States: the small grower who might, until the implementation of this bill, have chosen to grow clean, unadulterated food, but now will find ever more expensive barriers against continuing in business.

To be truly clean food it must be free of chemicals, genetic modification and odious secret regulations by the Department of Homeland Security. That locally produced and distributed clean food is, in fact, a food source which has NEVER produced a single major outbreak of food borne illness, while commercial, industrialized, GMO and chemically gown “phactory phud”["It taste something like real food, but it ain't."] is responsible for every single episode of such illness.

Not counted in the statistics on food borne illness, however, is what the World Health Organization and the Food and Agricultural Organization list in their joint 2003 publication ( http://www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/who_fao_exper... ) as PREVENTABLE, NON COMMUNICABLE DISEASES OF UNDER-NUTRITION: cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke, diabetes and obesity.


These are also food borne diseases, Mrs. Obama, and they are killing us, and our children, at increasing rates because the oversight of the FDA, now newly empowered by this new legislation with 4000 new agents intruding on small farmers to bring their practices into “compliance” with those of the same agribiz operations which are killing us by damaging our food. This will not improve food safety!

Secret regulations (permitted in section 104) promulgated by the most inefficient and non-transparent organ of the US Government will not improve food safety. Relying on local inspectors with local interests, and on local producer organizations would continue the best food safety record in the world, from which our localities already benefit. If this bill is signed into law, the regulations issued under the new law will determine whether local production and distribution can continue to meet consumer needs. These regulations need to protect important interests, including:

a. Implementing the exemption for local production and distribution in the least burdensome way.
b. Assuring that Section 104’s “in the interest of national security” clause is not used to create secret regulations favoring Big AgBiz and,
c. No “back-door” HARMonization of our food freedoms with international Codex Alimentarius restrictions.

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#30 Dec 29, 2010
What will improve food safety is for the President of the United States, who, like you, is a parent, and who eats food which either makes him sick or promotes his health, to veto this bill. That would be the best outcome for the People, but not for Big AgBiz.

The industrialization of the food supply, which this bill accelerates, has brought the US epidemic degenerative, preventable, tragic and costly disease. The acceleration of this process through this unnecessary and profoundly unwise bill will aid the pharmaceutical companies and their agricultural/biotech arms, but will hasten and intensify the incidence and prevalence of the preventable illness and death, including the epidemics of diabetes, obesity, cancer and cardiovascular diseases killing us at younger and younger ages.

Mrs. Obama, I urge you in your capacities as wife, mother and First Lady, to bend every effort to urge President Obama to veto this legislation and bend his every effort to create true food safety in the United States by supporting clean agriculture, banning the use of GMO foods in the United States and restoring health to the American people by preserving their Food Freedom — restoring clean food on their tables.

Sincerely,

Rima E. Laibow, MD
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#31 Dec 29, 2010
fetch almighty wrote:
here seeking truth is some truth...
Open letter to Michelle Obama from Dr. Rima
Dear Mrs. Obama,
I am writing to you because you are a mother, a champion of childhood health and the wife of the current President of the United States. One of your first acts upon assuming the third of those roles, as First Lady, was to install an organic garden on the White House grounds. We applaud that demonstration of intent.
I have no idea what you are trying to say. You seem to suggest that Democrats/liberals are against natural organic farming and that perhaps Republicans love it. LOL

BTW the soil at the White House organic garden was also contaminated by centuries of lead paint, from scraping and painting the White House white. Guess which party fought tooth and nail to ban lead paint, about 35 years AFTER Europe, the REPUBLICAN party.

BTW At this point, I don't plan to vote for President Obama in 2012. I might vote for a Tea Party candidate FIRST, as long as he or she is running as an INDEPENDENT and NOT a REPUBLICAN, otherwise it will be another Republican SHAM. Trust me, I too am watching ALL incumbents and will not vote for them in 2012, if BIG CHANGES aren't made. By change, I don't mean a return to the BUSH BS.

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#32 Dec 30, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
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I have no idea what you are trying to say. You seem to suggest that Democrats/liberals are against natural organic farming and that perhaps Republicans love it. LOL
BTW the soil at the White House organic garden was also contaminated by centuries of lead paint, from scraping and painting the White House white. Guess which party fought tooth and nail to ban lead paint, about 35 years AFTER Europe, the REPUBLICAN party.
BTW At this point, I don't plan to vote for President Obama in 2012. I might vote for a Tea Party candidate FIRST, as long as he or she is running as an INDEPENDENT and NOT a REPUBLICAN, otherwise it will be another Republican SHAM. Trust me, I too am watching ALL incumbents and will not vote for them in 2012, if BIG CHANGES aren't made. By change, I don't mean a return to the BUSH BS.
But you did bite hook, line and sinker and I mean it was a sinker for Obama in 2008-geez no one could tell you what an idiot he was, I remember. You should be hoping we don't have any more of this O'bama crap. It would be a pleasure if we retuned to the Bush so called BS, by you. Yes the democrats have taken control of the food now, they kept putting it in every bill until it passed. Those of us that knew what was going on sent letters every day for months, and then they stuck it in at the end and screwed us during the lame duck. THE LIBERALS are against all freedoms and now have the FDA controlling the food supply, they are pushing for GMO's--pay attention.
The phony Food Safety bill will do to our food supply what the health care bill has done for health--screwed everyone.
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#33 Dec 30, 2010
You don't get it. President Obama is TOO much like BUSH for me, but given the 2008 choices, I would vote for him again.

Thank you for playing.

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#34 Jan 1, 2011
Seeking truth wrote:
You don't get it. President Obama is TOO much like BUSH for me, but given the 2008 choices, I would vote for him again.
Thank you for playing.
No wonder I always thought you were a loon-then and now. O'bamarahma is nothing like Bush. I will say that Bush was not conservative enough, but O'bamarahma is waaaaaaaaaaay over the edge. He has taken away more freedoms than Bush could even think of.
Thanks for being an O'bama supporter-you lost.

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