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(Yahoo)   Eight-month undercover sting operation nets some Amish guy who sold a gallon of raw milk in an unmarked container   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 145
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2006-06-28 12:41:45 PM  
Homeland Security saves us once again.
 
2006-06-28 12:47:32 PM  
submitter: a gallon of raw milk

As opposed to cooked milk?
 
2006-06-28 12:53:02 PM  
ArcadianRefugee
As opposed to cooked milk?

i believe raw milk has not been pateurized.
 
2006-06-28 01:00:01 PM  
kingMountain: i believe raw milk has not been pateurized

I know, but it just sounds funny when applied to liquids. Why not just say "unpasteurized milk", y'know?

/"raw orange juice"
 
2006-06-28 01:00:53 PM  
The Amish man who supplies me with raw milk will not sell it. We deal in trades - a quart of honey for a gallon of milk.
 
2006-06-28 01:02:10 PM  
ArcadianRefugee
I know, but it just sounds funny when applied to liquids. Why not just say "unpasteurized milk", y'know?

it does sound strange, but what can i say as i sit here sippin' on braised pepsi?
 
2006-06-28 01:02:11 PM  
HAHA guy surrenders
 
2006-06-28 01:02:46 PM  
I knew the Amish were going to be trouble.
 
2006-06-28 01:03:34 PM  
i wish we had some amish around. *would dearly like some raw milk*
 
2006-06-28 01:08:31 PM  
well, i can rest easily now.
 
2006-06-28 01:09:26 PM  
There's a local farm near my house that still sells raw milk. It sure is tasty.
 
2006-06-28 01:11:00 PM  
Clearly this is the WMD biological weapons we've all been searching for.
 
2006-06-28 01:16:17 PM  
www.photodump.com

"Mennonite Anabaptist Asceticism is under attack!1!1"
 
2006-06-28 01:18:08 PM  
Um, If one's SO is lactating and . . .
accidently you taste some straight from the um . source, so to speak, who gets arrested?
 
2006-06-28 01:19:36 PM  
Sales of raw milk are illegal in Ohio and 24 other states. But herd share agreements take advantage of a loophole because the group is buying the cows, not the milk.

at last , the age old question is answered:

why buy the cow when the milk is cheap?
 
2006-06-28 01:29:05 PM  
"You can't just give milk away to someone other then yourself. It's a violation of the law," said LeeAnne Mizer, spokeswoman for the department.



I think that sums it up.
 
2006-06-28 01:37:15 PM  
TFA: "You can't just give milk away to someone other then yourself. It's a violation of the law," said LeeAnne Mizer, spokeswoman for the department.
home.houston.rr.com
 
2006-06-28 02:06:25 PM  
this is a problem? he can't give away raw milk?
seriously?
is this because the govt wants to tax it somehow? i bet it is..

how farking sad.
 
2006-06-28 02:12:46 PM  
Dr.Knockboots: this is a problem? he can't give away raw milk?
seriously?
is this because the govt wants to tax it somehow? i bet it is..


Dairy farm lobbyists.

There is so much surplus milk made in this country, it's amazing. The government has enacted legislation, at the behest of lobbyists, that requires the government to purchase all excess milk with tax dollars. The excess milk is then converted to powdered form and stored.

This keeps the market price of milk up.

If people were allowed to produce milk and give it away, this could theoretically drop the market price of milk.

Hence, it's illegal.
 
2006-06-28 03:08:24 PM  
Eat More Possum: The Amish man who supplies me with raw milk will not sell it. We deal in trades - a quart of honey for a gallon of milk.


So THAT's what they're calling it these days...
 
2006-06-28 03:08:28 PM  
Burn him!! He's a witch!!
 
2006-06-28 03:09:26 PM  
Old_Fark: Um, If one's SO is lactating and . . .
accidently you taste some straight from the um . source, so to speak, who gets arrested?



Depends. Are you doing it in public?
 
2006-06-28 03:09:51 PM  
Damn terrorists ....

/got nothin'
 
2006-06-28 03:09:52 PM  
This thread is useless without pigs.
 
2006-06-28 03:10:08 PM  
Let him slap a warning label on it and sell the stuff.
 
2006-06-28 03:11:11 PM  
Hey, I hope you don't mind, I got up a little early, so I took the liberty of milking your cow for you. Yeah, it took a little while to get her warmed up, she sure is a stubborn one, whew.
 
2006-06-28 03:11:19 PM  
Old_Fark: Um, If one's SO is lactating and . . .
accidently you taste some straight from the um . source, so to speak, who gets arrested?



No one.. But it is generally fun.

/what?
 
2006-06-28 03:11:23 PM  
raw milk? udderly ridiculous.
 
2006-06-28 03:11:52 PM  
Never try to out-smart the Amish. Biatches got game!
 
2006-06-28 03:12:44 PM  
Raw milk is actually better for you than pasteurized milk.

Hmmm...we've got Amish in my area, I ought to see if I can get some raw milk off them.
 
2006-06-28 03:13:29 PM  
They always knew he was barn to be wild.
 
2006-06-28 03:13:52 PM  
www.themediaman.com
 
2006-06-28 03:13:53 PM  
Yes, but cows shiat all over the place. Including on their udders. And get E. coli everywhere.
 
2006-06-28 03:14:39 PM  
The people who mentioned George Bush and DHS - you need to take a step back, and take another look at life.
 
2006-06-28 03:14:52 PM  
So basically bartering and giving things away is now illegal.
this is insane.
 
UC1
2006-06-28 03:14:55 PM  
What about entrampment? He wouldn't ordinarily sell the milk. He usually only provides it to those in the herd share agreement, the agent came to him asking for milk, he had some second thoughts but did it anyway. Then the agent gave him $2, either it was poor reporting or that is a major fact. The agent didn't ask, according to the article, to buy the milk, he asked for it. He then provided $2. This guy wasn't advertising the sale of milk, he wasn't running a business, some cop asked for some milk, the provided some money--maybe this guy just thought the "buyer" was being nice.
 
2006-06-28 03:15:54 PM  
Where the fark did the subby get '8-month undercover sting operation' from? Surely not the article...
 
2006-06-28 03:17:01 PM  
You can't just give milk away to someone other then yourself. It's a violation of the law," said LeeAnne Mizer, spokeswoman for the department.

Not a grammar nazi but wouldn't it be "THAN yourself" not "THEN" yourself?

/someone needs to be fired
 
2006-06-28 03:17:48 PM  
mmmm. raw milk.

That's one count of possesion of an unpasturized lacation...do you have any cheese on you sir? Ok. put it down. walk away...slowly.
 
2006-06-28 03:17:52 PM  
Capt. Happy Hour

We don't have a cow, we have a bull.
 
2006-06-28 03:18:32 PM  
SchlingFo
Dairy farm lobbyists.

Agreed. Same thing for corn. Corn syrup is worse than sugar when used as a sweetener because it's unhealthier, but it's used as a sweetener in everything! We try to find soda and juice that has no corn syrup, but that's impossible unless you buy 100% fruit juice or more expensive organic sodas. Our solution is to buy cheap Mexican soda, since they usually use sugar. Sometimes we can find coke that is from Mexico or is kosher for passover (no corn) and that's good too.

I understand that we want to keep our farmers in business (food is good) but sometimes all of the subsidizing and lobbying just gets way out of hand.
 
2006-06-28 03:18:40 PM  
LOL CougarJeff. I agree. I see then being used in place of than all the time. Then is the new than. :)
 
2006-06-28 03:19:44 PM  
uidzero

Where the fark did the subby get '8-month undercover sting operation' from? Surely not the article...


I thought the same thing, but he may have meant that it took 8 months from the milk purchase in September to actually charge the guy. I think his point was that this is a waste of government resources, but as far as I know our government has plenty of money and has nothing more important to do than bust the Amish for unpasteurized milk.

/hates raw, unhomogenized milk
 
2006-06-28 03:20:56 PM  
Unpasturized milk is actually better for you. In fact, those who are lactose intolerant can often tolerate unpasturized milk because it's easier to digest.

That being said, if you've ever been on a farm, you'd know that the cow's udders are thoroughly washed before milking, whether it's milking by hand or by machine.

This case sounds like entrapment to me. The Amish farmer didn't ask for money. The agent asked for milk, got it & handed the farmer $2. I don't see anywhere that the farmer asked for any kind of payment. In fact, from the article, he just wanted to share some of nature's bounty with others.
 
2006-06-28 03:21:44 PM  
We can't keep the North Koreans from launching payloads at our western coast, but them damnable Amish sure as hell will not be selling the evil substance that is raw milk.

/i wonder how much this investigation cost?
//buy my Marine cousin better body armor, farking gubmint
 
2006-06-28 03:21:55 PM  
Corporate Mofo

Yes, but cows shiat all over the place. Including on their udders. And get E. coli everywhere.

Why do Amish cows hate America?
 
2006-06-28 03:23:51 PM  
At least they got someone... right?

/DRTFA
//Slashy
 
2006-06-28 03:24:40 PM  
"You can't just give milk away to someone other then yourself. It's a violation of the law," said LeeAnne Mizer, spokeswoman for the department.

I am so glad to be living in a free society.
 
2006-06-28 03:25:58 PM  
Wild EEP
raw milk? udderly ridiculous.

Boooooooooooo, Hissssssssss, Boooooooooooo
 
2006-06-28 03:26:32 PM  
Organizations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to the American Dairy Association have said that raw milk contains health risks because it has not been heated to kill bacteria, such as E. coli.

Ok so this is proof that we are caging ourselves in with rules and regulations. Our government is becoming more of a national socialism:"Common good comes before private good."

Capitalism is the only moral system because it requires human beings to deal with one another as traders--that is, as free moral agents trading and selling goods and services on the basis of mutual consent.
 
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