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Sick to Your Stomach
by Jim Davidson

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    "Everywhere you prod it, even with the shortest stick, the established system isn't simply corrupt, it's unequivocally putrescent. The law is created by demonstrable criminals, enforced by demonstrable criminals, interpreted by demonstrable criminals, all for demonstrably criminal purposes. Of course I'm above the law. And so are you."
    —L. Neil Smith, Pallas (1993)

Last year, according to one of the weasels in Congress, seventy-six million Americans had a tummy-ache from something they ate. Accordingly, a new bill is making its way through both houses of Congress to thwart individual liberty, interfere in the market, prevent you from growing your own food, prevent you from trading food with your neighbours, and force you to have a national identity chip on all your livestock, among its many other horrid provisions. You know, because some people got some tummy aches.

Mind you, illness is still going to arise, but it is going to arise in far more people who have far lower resistance. You see, having an allergic reaction to some food can help you know which foods to avoid. Having some bacteria get into your food can make you sick, but sickness builds up your immune system's ability to respond. A very tiny number of people die from food poisoning every year. At least ten times as many die from auto accidents, and we've already clearly had more than enough "help" from the feral gummint in making our cars more annoying, with bells to alert us to where the keys are, whether the lights are on, whether our seat belts are fastened—even "safety" interlocks to prevent us from starting the car in neutral without pushing all the way down on the clutch. ("Safety" interlocks that can fail and prevent you from starting your car at all.)

Here is a brief excerpt from an exceptionally good essay on the topic.

    According to the National Independent Consumers and Farmers Association, which opposes the legislation, "S.B. 510 will have the unintended destructive consequence of eliminating small farms and consumer access to local food."

    While the legislation does not overtly seek to shut down farms, it does expand the government's power to inspect the small, local operations that sell food such as vegetables, milk or homegrown meats. And unfortunately, according to the NICFA, it would also give inspectors the power to feasibly shut down a farm upon inspection.

    The NICFA explains that the legislation "grants sweeping powers to the Food and Drug Administration (and the U.S. Dairy Association)... in addition to the agency adding new regulations, agents could go on to farms, where less than one half of one percent of food-borne illnesses originate, without having credible evidence that a problem exists, needing only 'reason to believe' in order to quarantine or shut down a farm."

    Steve Green of the Food Freedom Blog takes it a step further: "S.B. 510, the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2010, may be the most dangerous bill in the history of the U.S. It is to our food what the bailout was to our economy, only we can live without money."


I want to be clear about what I want from the national government: nothing. I want it to leave me alone and go away. I want it to cease to exist, close up shop, liquidate its assets among the people, and go out of business.

The people in government don't see it that way. They want to run your life, take care of you, kill you when you dissent, rape you when you resist, murder your children in front of you when you persist, build terribly ineffective flood control systems with corruptly allocated contracts, let huge mega-corporations blow up refineries in Texas City harming dozens, blow up offshore rigs killing more, and inundate the Gulf of Mexico with spilt oil.

Look at them—they cannot run their own lives. They can't find Osama bin Laden. They can't win the war in Iraq and bring the troops home, to say nothing of the wars in Korea, Germany, and Japan. These people are incredibly stupid and incredibly evil. They hate humanity, which is they want to place everyone else in bondage. Moreover, they are incredibly greedy.

At a time when fully 22% of the country's work force is either unemployed or too distraught from being out of work to even be looking for work, at a time when the so-called elite have screwed up sovereign debt and collateral debt obligations, believed their own lies about the housing market, bet against their own clientele, and generally run the economy into the ground, the average Congress critter has a personal net worth of $2 million. The "rank and file" members of Congress receive $174,000 per annum in pay, the senate majority leader makes $193,400, and the speaker of the house over $223,000. Keep in mind that if they "retire" they get to keep whatever funds are in their campaign chest, which in many cases amounts to millions of dollars.

Meanwhile the median income for Americans is $46,326 while most Americans are upside down in their mortgage, car payments, and under water with credit cards, signature loans, and student loans.

The parasites are feeding off you, and they are jealous that you might be able to feed yourself. They want you to have a chip, too, though they are coy about saying so. They want to degrade your food so you suffer more, so they can pass out juicy contracts to their cronies, so they can corruptly allocate everything in the economy.

In the house of representatives the bill is called H.R. 2749, the "Food Safety Enhancement Act" and passed over a year ago. John D. Dingell of Michigan is the sponsor.

His wikipedia entry lists his residence as Dearborn, Michigan.

It also correctly identifies him as John D. Dingell, Jr. It confirms his wife is Debbie. lists his home residence as follows:
5208 Royal Vale Ln
Dearborn, MI 48126-4300
(313) 271-4214
Age: 65+
Household: Deborah I Dingell

Google maps is coy about showing the exact address, but does show very large lots with huge homes and lots of woods in what appears to be an exclusive and limited access neighbourhood.

A report on his campaign finances can be found here:

It indicates that about 75% of his funding for 2009-2010 came from political action committees, and that these wre concentrated in industries like baby-killing (military/industrial/financial complex), pharmaceuticals, utilities, lobbyists, unions, lawyers, etc.

He got very nearly a million dollars in campaign contributions. So, I went to which doesn't seem to provide any way to save a search as a link for you. So I re-learned how to search their database. I found a lot of PAC money from companies making food and other consumables, a farmers cooperative PAC, unions in that industry, as well as companies distributing food. Individual contributors seemed to include a suspiciously large number of people with direct connections to major companies whose PACs had also contributed to him. Go figure.

The rough equivalent in the senate is called the "Food Safety Modernization Act" and is s.510. The senate committee in charge of this crap approved of it unanimously and sent it to the full senate, where it has not been voted upon. Apparently Sen. Feinstein doesn't like the bill. The sponsor was Dick Durbin of Illinois.

So, who is this pubic figure, Durbin?

It says his residence is Springfield, Illinois, his full name is Richard J. Durbin, and his wife is Loretta. So turning to we find that his home address is here:
Richard J Durbin
1525 S Bates Ave
Springfield, IL 62704-3347
(217) 787-3619
Age: 65+
Household: Loretta M Durbin

Now, when you call, or stop by to ring the doorbell, do be considerate. These are elderly men living with their wives, and their wives are not entirely culpable for the actions these men have taken, though they are probably informed and likely complicit. So take into consideration who you are dealing with and how polite you ought to be.

A report on where this scum gets his money:

There's something like $11 million in money for 2005-2010. It's good to be a senator, or at least lucrative if you are willing to sell out your countrymen.

You can do your own searches on I found lots of law firms, lots of big pharmaceutical companies, and all the usual big government enthusiast firms. Similar sorts were among the individual contributors. Of course, you may want to go back further into the past than 2009-2010 for FEC reports (easily done if you shift search variables) since about $2.6 million was in hand in his campaign coffers, and Durbin seems to have had only about $637K in new money for the recent years.

I didn't happen to find Archer Daniels Midland or Monsanto on the PAC lists for either congress critter examined in this analysis. Of course, you would have a bit of work if you were to go through all the co-sponsors of these bills, all the critters who voted to pass the house bill, and all the senators who voted to pass the senate bill out of committee.

Now, as I believe I've illustrated, if you look for their addresses, you can generally find where these scum bags in government live and work. Many of them are listed in You can go to their homes and set up a candle light vigil. Sing songs every evening until the pigs haul you away. Or maybe do something else with fire, perhaps to involve pitch forks? Who can choose for you what actions to take?

Disobey. Your chains: break them.

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Jim Davidson is an author, entrepreneur, and anti-war activist. His 1990 venture to offer a sweepstakes trip into space was destroyed by government action as was his free port and prospective space port in Somalia in 2001. His 2002-2007 venture in free market money and private stock exchange was destroyed by government action in 2007. He's going to Mars if he has to walk. His second book, Being Sovereign is now availble from Lulu and Amazon. His third book Sovereign Self-Defense will be released for Kindle soon. His fourth book Being Libertarian will be available for free download as a .pdf, being a compilation of all his essays and letters in The Libertarian Enterprise since 1995. Contact him at or He and his associates at Individual Sovereign University are planning a series of concerts and celebrations of freedom around the world. One of these events is 4-6 March 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri.


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