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    "A police SWAT team conducted a food raid in rural Ohio, holding an entire family at gunpoint for hours without explanation...They were not read their rights… Over ten thousand dollars worth of food was taken, including the family’s personal stock of food for the coming year. All of their computers and all of their cell phones were taken, as well as phone and contact records. The food cooperative was virtually shut down. There was no rational explanation, nor justification, for this extreme violation of Constitutional rights."

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    Brannon Howse interviewed John Loeffler about his article on ChristianWorldviewNetwork.com on why SWAT police, armed for riot control weapons, packing automatic rifles and armored for a terrorist response stormed a family food cooperative in Ohio.

    Agents from the State of Ohio Department of Agriculture with the S.W.A.T. team did not give any explanation to the family other than a warrant, did not provide them a phone call, did not charge the family with anything as they burst into their private home. But what they did do was make a big mess, taking over ten thousand dollars of merchandise with them, reported the IVN Bureau Chief.
    "They were not read their rights… Over ten thousand dollars worth of food was taken, including the family’s personal stock of food for the coming year. All of their computers and all of their cell phones were taken, as well as phone and contact records. The food cooperative was virtually shut down. There was no rational explanation, nor justification, for this extreme violation of Constitutional rights." - John Loeffler, IVN/USA

    Mr. Loeffler is the Station Bureau Chief of IRN/USA Radio News, a 40-year broadcast news veteran and host of the weekly news program “Steel on Steel” (http://www.steelonsteel.com), which began in 1990, heard on the Information Radio Network.

    America is now becoming a nation that steals food from its own citizens?
    "Presumably Manna Storehouse might eventually be charged with running a retail establishment without a license. Why then the Gestapo-type interrogation for a 3rd degree misdemeanor charge? This incident has raised the ominous specter of a restrictive new era in State regulation and enforcement over the nation’s private food supply."- steveandpaularunyan.blogspot.com

    Have we entered a new era of police brutality at the hands of our own government?

    John said, “They kept guns trained on the parents, the kids, toddlers, from about 11 in the morning until eight in the afternoon.” Is this what we expect now from our government?

    We’ll be reporting more on this story as it develops.
    A call was placed this morning to the Farmer to Consumer Legal Defense Fund for a statement on whether they will be representing the Stowers family and the Mannah Storehouse in the future but there was no answer. The Stowers family cannot be reached but an email was dispatched for comment.

    The radio talk show Brannon Howse streams live every day [http://www.worldviewmatters.net] is an excellent source of information and worth your while subscribing to.

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    Looks like we are getting veryclose.
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    disgusting.

    hope they all get what they deserve in some way or another

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    mrbiggles wrote:
    ...hope they all get what they deserve in some way or another
    We all do. We all do, in the end, get exactly what we deserve. Thank goodness.

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    Wow. Just wow...

    I was frightened at the notion of NYC Torch teams, confiscations during Katrina,and the virtual eliminationof Posse Comitatus, but this is terrifying. I am aghast.
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    "When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed.

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    's alright.

    Let 'em do that once or twice more and see if they don't have a lotta angry cooperative farmers on their hands.

    Sorta like Katrina. They got away with it once because people just couldn't believe it. Nextattemtped Katrina, there will be bloodshed, I'm guessing.

    I learned early on that there was one class of people you didn't want to anger into action--farmers. They're strong. They're tough. They're used to not having it easy.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    I'd be careful.

    http://news.google.com/news?as_q=&sv...t=any&aq=f
    Your search - "Manna Storehouse" police OR swat OR cooperative OR gestapo locationh - did not match any documents.
    http://www.agri.ohio.gov/search.aspx...13&y=8#204
    Your search - manna - did not match any documents.

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    Doug Huffman wrote:
    I'd be careful.
    Meaning you think its a false story?

    A planted story? Agitprop of sorts?
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    http://www.mannastorehouse.com/


    Put your search into the Google search engine, instead of Google News.



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    Citizen wrote:
    Meaning you think its a false story? A planted story? Agitprop of sorts?
    Maybe exaggerated. No local newsrag picked it up that I found. Yeah, agitprop for their own purposes.

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    Beat me to it.

    http://www.mannastorehouse.com/

    Authorities are probably pissed because they are trying to be a self sustaining community. You know, the kind that don't need the feds.
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    A local newsrag: http://www.morningjournal.com/articl...s/mj309059.txt


    Local food cooperative searched by state *
    Wednesday, December 3, 2008 6:42 AM EST By MORNING JOURNAL STAFF
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    PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP — An Ohio Department of Agriculture agent seized food, electronic devices and documents from a Pittsfield Township organic and natural food cooperative believed to be unlicensed, according to a search warrant filed yesterday in Lorain County Common Pleas Court.

    Jacqueline and John Stowers, owners of the Manna Storehouse, 43565 SR 303, were inspected in November 2007 by the Lorain County General Health District, according to court records.

    On Monday, ODA enforcement agent William Lesho confiscated hundreds of pounds of processed beef and large amounts of lamb, turkey and other perishable products in addition to office files, a computer, two cell phones and other electronic devices, according to the search warrant inventory. The items were taken to establish the Stowers' ownership in any property, records of hidden wealth or illegal income and anything that would establish illegal activity, according to the search warrant affidavit.

    Jacqueline Stowers declined to comment because she had not seen the court papers yesterday evening.
    A health district sanitarian and two other inspectors visited the cooperative on Nov. 30, 2007, to make observations and were told to leave. Jacqueline Stowers wrote in a December 2007 letter to the sanitarian that the inspectors never had permission to be on their property and that the Manna Storehouse is not operating a retail food establishment that requires a license.

    "We declare now that we do not want to be a 'licensed retail food establishment' or a 'food service operation' and we do not plan to become one in the future and that we will not knowingly conduct any activities that would require that type of licensing," she wrote.

    The matter was forwarded to the Lorain County Prosecutor's Office after the Lorain County General Health District received her letter, according to court records.



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