[permaculture] should farmers be allowed to sell us their food.....
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lflj at intrex.net
Fri Dec 19 13:53:02 EST 2008
I assume Robert Waldrop has see this news about the Manna group.. - LL
should farmers be allowed to sell us their food.....
SANET-MG Archives -- December 2008 (#82)
Subject: should farmers be allowed to sell us their food.....
From: William Gibson <[log in to unmask]>
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Date: Fri, 19 Dec 2008 13:01:08 -0500
Very disturbing story of a family 'raided' by
police for selling farm-fresh food....... Can
this really be happening in the US of A?
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>should farmers be allowed to sell us their food.....
>This link has an interview of the family. The wife tells a far
>different story than the sheriff in the article.
>I sure don't expect to get any truth from this government gone mad
>and/or the mass media that protects big biz and works tirelessly to
>stamp out the little guy. Heaven forbid we have the choice/right to
>eat clean unadulterated live food or sell it to our neighbors without
>supporting "the Merchants of the earth." Rev. 18.
>Too bad they didn't have video of some sort to record the NAZI
>gestapo agents "doing their job" terrorizing little children and
>STEALING the families food and possessions. Of course, they would most
>likely have stolen the phone or video recorder too. What are the
>chances they get their food back? May God send destruction upon those
>wishing to enslave us.
>Oh, I forgot, it's all for our health and safety. You know, making
>sure things like melamine, GMO's, cloning, synthetic hormones, deadly
>farm chemicals, preservatives, and Vioxx get a free pass so the
>Merchants of the earth can make money.
>For anyone short of memory, go back a few months to the FLDS raid in
>TX. The one where virtually every statement/accusation from the
>"authorities" was a LIE! But it sure got press, which was part of the
>plan!! Why wasn't there mass hysteria in the press as the state
>quietly admitted the truth? It's a little harder to turn public
>opinion against a family helping others get quality food so better to
>keep that one quiet from the start.
>December 5, 2008 at 10:23 pm
>Manna Storehouse family update
>Sent: Friday, December 05, 2008 11:29 AM
>Subject: appreciation & present situation
>Hi everyone. First of all, we would like to thank everyone for the
>phenomenal support and encouragement you have given us during this
>very difficult time for our family. We have been unbelievably
>overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and concern from many, many
>At this point, we still have not been charged with anything, so we are
>devoting most of our time to research. We are trying to prepare
>ourselves for what lies ahead.
>Many people have asked how they can help. Here are a few things that
>we are in need of.
>*Anyone who has any information or experience with the ODA or the
>Health Department - we would love to hear about it! We are trying to
>learn the ORC laws regarding these agencies, their administrative
>procedure, etc… We will gladly talk with anyone who has information,
>advice or experiences to share.
>*Books on criminal law in Ohio. We would love to borrow any legal
>books of this nature that anyone might have.
>*Computers - We need to borrow 2 computers with the capability to
>recognize a wireless connection, preferably with Microsoft Excel. This
>is imperative for us in the research we are doing and would only be
>until we can get our property back.
>Our priorities remain as they always have - God, and then our family.
>Please know that we will continue to observe our seventh-day Sabbath,
>so we will not be taking any phone calls or answering emails on that
>day. We are also trying very hard to get back to some type of normalcy
>for our children's sake. We truly appreciate all the prayers for them
>- we watch how they are responding to this entire situation and we can
>tell that people are praying! We are blessed to see how the Lord is
>protecting their hearts and minds.
> From a business perspective, we are trying to get ourselves back up
>and running. Our plan is to be taking orders within 2 weeks - we will
>put out an email once we decide on the date. Our delay at this point
>is purely administrative - we have lost all our records, so it is
>taking some time to get everything back in order.
>On that same note, I do not have a complete email list of our
>customers, so please pass this on to anyone who you know that orders
>We have had many people contacting us from the media. At this point,
>for our own protection, we are not saying anything except to confirm
>what we already know. Once we have all of the facts, we will issue a
>statement to the press about our position.
>Again, we cannot say thank you enough - we are dumbfounded at how the
>Lord has used people during this time in our lives.
>Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns
>you may have. Please be patient if it takes a while for us to respond
>to an email or phone call - we are inundated with both and are trying
>to work through everything without taking time away from our families.
>Jackie & Katie Stowers
>No better time to pray against those that come to steal, kill, and
><mailto:Odairy%40yahoogroups.com>[log in to unmask],
>"Sharon and Steve" wrote:
> > I have seen this "SWAT" raid in several unidentifies places on the web:
> > On Monday, December 1, 2008, members of an Ohio Department of
> > commissioned SWAT team carrying semi-automatic assault rifles forced
> > way into the farmhouse of the Stowers family in LaGrange, Ohio,
> > family into their living room, and held them there for nine hours while
> > other team members ransacked the farmhouse for evidence.
> > But the only press report I can find is somewhar different:
> > "Sheriff's Capt. Rich Resendez denied online reports of a SWAT team
> > part of the search.
> > "There was no SWAT team there. They had one uniformed patrol officer
> > wore a black-style uniform who is assigned to a warrants unit, but
> > his daily uniform. There were no guns held to anybody's head."
> > Has anyone seen any other reporting on this deal, I see no way there
> > truth coming from the site provided here today.
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