Freedom at the Farmer's Market

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by wkmac, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Or controlling competition!

  2. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    NYT - In the next weeks and months, Lisa P. Jackson, the Environmental Protection Agency administrator, is scheduled to establish regulations on smog, mercury, carbon dioxide, mining waste and vehicle emissions that will affect every corner of the economy.
    She is working under intense pressure from opponents in Congress, from powerful industries, from impatient environmentalists and from the Supreme Court, which just affirmed the agency’s duty to address global warming emissions, a project that carries profound economic implications.
    The new rules will roll out just as President Obama’s re-election campaign is getting under way, with a White House highly sensitive to the probability of political damage from a flood of government mandates that will strike particularly hard at the manufacturing sector in states crucial to the 2012 election.

  3. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    If Lisa Jackson gets turned loose on mercury ALONE, she'll be checking on...............
    latex paint
    security systems
    TV sets
    Elec. appliances
    clothes irons
    auto head lamps
    elec relays

    Her mind will be so boggled, she'll never get passed shoes or jewelry. It'll be like Hillary taking on Healthcare....just work to keep her busy!!
  4. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    This should keep her busy..........
    Mercury Vapor Released from Broken Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Can Exceed Safe Exposure Levels for Humans
    New Rochelle, NY, July, 6, 2011—Once broken, a compact fluorescent light bulb continuously releases mercury vapor into the air for weeks to months, and the total amount can exceed safe human exposure levels in a poorly ventilated room, according to study results reported in Environmental Engineering Science, a peer-reviewed online only journal published monthly by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
    The amount of liquid mercury (Hg) that leaches from a broken compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) is lower than the level allowed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), so CFLs are not considered hazardous waste. However, Yadong Li and Li Jin, Jackson State University (Jackson, MS) report that the total amount of Hg vapor released from a broken CFL over time can be higher than the amount considered safe for human exposure.
  5. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Does Michelle Obama Know About This?

    Typical! How dare the mundane assert it's rights putting us in a position before their peers to look bad!

    Would love to be called on that jury just to say "not guilty" and I don't give a flying "F" what the damn evidence is. When the Sheriff of Nottingham sez you can't hunt the King's deer, it's time to hunt the Sheriff!

    Crush the Bastards via Jury Nullification!
  6. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    I think they have a cuke court just for this sort of thing. Cauliflower counselors, Lettuce lawyers, Rutabaga reporters and Artichoke assistants and dandelion D.A.'s.
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I'm sorry, I agree with the code enforcement officer. A front yard is no place for a vegetable garden.
  8. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    Then don't put one in your front yard. But what makes it right for you to say I can't?
  9. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    How dare you attempt to act in free market fashion with non gov't approved milk.

    Silly rabbit, that's a monopolized market now with gov't nazi thugs protecting it on behalf of privileged milk producers who have paid good money to use regulatory capture for the sake of filthy lucer. You can't be allowed to sell that milk to anyone just because they walk up and make a voluntary market choice and want to buy your milk.

    Come on, that's called freedom and nobody wants that ole relic around anymore. We like central planning and monopoly corp. America dictating what we want and don't want.

    BTW: Thanks to Matt Drudge for giving this coverage.
  10. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Driving a farm tractor in the field could require a CDL if the DOT has it's way.

    First, they came for the farm tractor. Then they came for the garden tiller. Next it was the lawn mower and then the weed eater and I never said anything. Now they've come for my pruning sheers and there is no one to cry out for me!

    OK back to being serious, when the gov't is broke to the point of printing money out of thin air to keep itself going, what would all this licensing and enforcement cost us taxpayers but more to the point, what is the return on investment and how does this benefit greater society? Or is this rule really about limiting competition to the benefit of the big scale players who control the regulatory state via regulatory capture?
  11. moreluck

    moreluck golden ticket member

    Do you have experience operating a string instrument?? Violin or weed whacker ??
  12. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    Actually, the answer to both is yes!