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Archive for January 26th, 2010

Don’t you sleep better at night knowing that the public sector control freaks are trying to keep the world safe from unpasteurized milk?

An Ontario farmer who operates a raw milk co-op has been found not guilty of 19 charges related to selling unpasteurized milk.

Michael Schmidt defended himself last year against the charges for dispensing milk straight from the cow. While raw milk is legal to drink, it’s illegal to sell in Canada – health officials consider it a health hazard and say it has a shorter shelf life.

The Durham, Ont., farmer argued the charges laid against him under the Health Protection and Promotion Act and the Milk Act are unconstitutional and infringe on his rights and freedoms

Read more at City News.

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Here’s hoping more and more people just say no to the legions of Federal snoops about to descend on us. If you choose not to answer the Census questions and the Feds proceed to harass you, file criminal charges against the parasites. The Fifth Amendment supposedly protects us against being compelled to answer questions.

WASHINGTON — With the decennial census just weeks away, nearly 1 in 5 people say they aren’t sure they will participate in the high-stakes head count, citing mostly a lack of interest but also a broader distrust of government.

A poll released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center highlights the challenges as the Census Bureau prepares to launch its tally in March. The findings come as some groups question whether the agency’s $300 million outreach effort is doing enough to reach hard-to-count communities.

Read more at The Washington Post.

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This case would set the precedent that pregnant women are merely incubators whose fetuses are owned by the state, as Burton’s lawyer, David Abrams, says. Meanwhile, the deliberate aborting of fetuses is just fine.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Samantha Burton wanted to leave the hospital. Her doctor strongly disagreed, enough to go to court to keep her there.

She smoked cigarettes during the first six months of her pregnancy and was admitted on a false alarm of premature labor. Her doctor argued she was risking a miscarriage if she didn’t quit smoking immediately and stay on bed rest in the hospital, and a judge agreed.

Three days after the judge ordered her not to leave the hospital, Burton delivered a stillborn fetus by cesarean section.

And six months after the pregnancy ended, the dispute over the legal move to keep her in the hospital continues, raising questions about where a mother’s right to decide her own medical treatment ends and where the priority of protecting a fetus begins.

Read more at Yahoo News.

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