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California food police gone wild: LA County health enforcers conduct door-to-door raw milk confiscation operations

“In a bombshell revelation of the depth of the food police state that now exists in LA County, California, NaturalNews has learned that the LA County health department has unleashed door-to-door raw milk confiscation teams to threaten and intimidate raw dairy customers into surrendering raw milk products they legally purchased and own.

According to Mark McAfee (see quotes below), both LA County and San Diego county have attempted to acquire customer names and addresses from Organic Pastures (www.OrganicPastures.com) for the sole purpose of sending “food confiscation teams” to customers’ homes to remove the raw milk from customers’ refrigerators. Using both phone calls and home visits, these teams intimidate customers and try to force them to give up their milk.

These revelations have surfaced in a recorded NaturalNews interview with Mark McAfee, the founder of Organic Pastures and a food rights advocate. Here’s what he told us:”

Via Natural News

Gypsies, Tramps & Tea: Cher Shares Her Hateful Ignorance of the Tea Party

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Philly Fed Plunges, First Contraction Since September 2011

“Remember the surge in the Empire Fed which was the straw so desperately clutched by all those who still held on to hope the US economy was still kinda sorta growing? Oops. The May Philly Fed just came out and was a disaster, printing at -5.8, down from 8.5 and crashing expectations for an increase to 10.0. This was the first contractionary print since September 2011 and the biggest miss since August 2011, but the worst news is that the Number of Employmees indicator was in absolute freefall, plummeting from 17.9 to -1.3. And now come the downward NFP revisions, and NEW QE (because courtesy of AAPL it is no longer QE [X] anymore) whispers. “

Via Zero Hedge

Categories: Economy

Unemployment claims miss, obama water carrying media tries to spin as “unchanged”

Initial Claims Miss, Media Spin: “Unchanged”

“While claims were expected to improve from last week’s pre-revision print of 367K, we got not only a miss but a deterioration, with the print coming at 370K on expectations of 365K. But all is well, for the media already has its spin: “Unchanged”, because you see last week’s number was as usual pushed up higher to 370K, hence no change. Of course, next week this week’s 370K will be revised to 374K or something, but the algos will be long past caring. What is worse is that the exodus from the cliff continues, as those off EUCs and Extended benefits declined by another 68K (and down by 1.14 million from this time last year): people who no longer get their weekly allowance from Uncle Sam and having been without a job for 99 weeks are pretty much guaranteed to not find a job, thus making them rely exclusively on disability and foodstamps.”

Via Zero Hedge

Sen. Chuck Schumer, D(bag)-N.Y works to prevent people from renouncing U.S. citizenship over potential lost taxes

Schumer Introduces Ex-PATRIOT Act: Will Banish Those Who Renounce US Citizenship

“What comes after Banana Republic? Because America is it – after last week Facebook co-founder, and native Brazilian, Eduardo Saverin announced he would denounce his US citizenship, America has decided to make it virtually illegal to denounce one’s citizenship in what can only be classified as the dumbest proposed law in recent history: meet the Ex-PATRIOT Act (Expatriation Prevention by Abolishing Tax-Related Incentives for Offshore Tenancy) proposed by Chick Schumer and Bob Casey. One wonders just how much taxpayer money was spent to pay naming consultants to come up with this witty acronym for a law that can only be classified as utter idiocy. Here is our suggestion for the follow up law: The “GULAG” Act: Get Ur Laughable Asses Gone (although we are open to any other non-taxpayer funded acronym suggestions). “

Via Zero Hedge

McCain (RINO-Arizona) works hard with democrats to push campaign finance reform, pushes for other RINOs to help squash 1st Amendment rights

Sen. McCain huddles with Democrats on new campaign finance reform proposal

“If McCain were to throw his full political weight behind the bill, he would likely bring other Republicans on board. Sens. Olympia Snowe (Maine), Susan Collins (Maine) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.) are Republicans friendly with McCain who could join him.

But McCain would irk his leadership by teaming up with Democrats.

Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been the Senate’s staunchest opponent of campaign finance restrictions.

McConnell, who regards such limits as infringements of the First Amendment, was the lead plaintiff in a suit challenging the 2002 McCain-Feingold campaign finance reform law. The Supreme Court upheld the law in 2003 before striking down regulations on corporate and union political spending in Citizens United.”

Via The Hill

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‘YOU’RE NOT AN AMERICAN COMPANY’ DOE LOAN RECIPIENT TESTIFIES MOST EMPLOYEES OVERSEAS

“The chairman of First Solar, a company that received approximately $3.1 billion in federal loan guarantees under President Obama’s green energy initiative, said Wednesday that the majority of the jobs created by the company have been overseas.

Speaking at a hearing of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, First Solar chairman Michael Ahearn admitted that most of the company’s full-time jobs are held overseas.

“In sheer numbers, most of our full-time employees are outside the U.S,” Ahearns said.

“It sounds like you’re not an American company,” said committee chairman Darrell Issa (R., Calif.). “You simply have a small presence in Ohio and Arizona.”

Issa stated figures showing First Solar employed 560 workers in Germany, 1680 in Malaysia, and 280 in Ohio.”

Via Free Beacon

Obama budget fail: 513 against 0 for, that’s right ZERO for the obama budget

Obama Budget: 99 Senators Against, 0 For

“Two months ago, Congress voted down the “Obama budget” by a vote of 414-0. Today, the Senate chimed in. The result was just as definitive. Final outcome, between the Congress and the Senate, a grand total of zero votes were cast for the Obama budget… and a mere 513 against.”

Via Zero Hedge

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