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  • #531544
    casalentacasalenta
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    Deleted, off topic

    #531532
    casalentacasalenta
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    What’s the point of ‘posting away’? You deleted the one before this one, and as far as I can see it wasn’t off topic and didn’t violate any other rule. Which rule did it break?

    #531530
    casalentacasalenta
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    I would like to reply to this, but it will just be deleted like my last post was. I took some time to back up what I was saying with links to papers, but because the findings don’t agree with what the mods think, it was deleted. As usual.

    #532653
    casalentacasalenta
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    I can’t get the link to work either. It’s probably this one though:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71Ve57TmqzI

    If that link doesn’t work, go to Youtube and search for Waltjim bat Matilda.

    It’s brilliant, but be warned: it sticks in your head for days!

    Lyrics: http://mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=132024

    #531526
    casalentacasalenta
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    Airgead post=356453 wrote:

    It will improve crop yields and soil fertility. But again, only for certain soils and certain crops.

    I agree that we need to stop chopping down forests at an alarming rate and polluting the planet with all kinds of pollutants, and that we need to move to sustainable, renewables, but all this talk about CO2 is hysteria. If you want to improve crop yields, you need more CO2 in the air. And as CO2 levels are increasing, this is in fact what is happening.

    (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/grl.50563/abstract;jsessionid=5C607925ACA508C253F9B6F2C40B6422.d04t04

    CO2 is just one of dozens of factors affecting the climate, but to read threads like this you would think it was the only one. Ocean currents, for example, are infinitely more important than CO2 and little understood, which is how you can get a period like we’ve had for the last 17 years, in which CO2 has kept rising constantly, but temperature has not. It’s much more complex than ‘add CO2 and the temperature rises’. That’s hysterical nonsense.

    #532596
    casalentacasalenta
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    Thanks for the links everyone. I might sign up for a couple and give it a go.

    #532326
    casalentacasalenta
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    GirlFriday post=356027 wrote: I am pretty sure the motivation behind it is money and profit rather than any true interest in public health.

    Absolutely! That and the desire to control people.

    #532471
    casalentacasalenta
    Member

    Thanks Keith. It looks very interesting. I did have a poke around ages ago, but I’ve joined up this time – if you let me in, that is 🙂

    #532469
    casalentacasalenta
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    Le Loup post=355990 wrote: Is there anyone on this forum who is into Living History, any period ?

    Keith.

    I’m not a re-enactor, but definitely interested in the skills of earlier periods. There was a living history weekend here in March at Old Reynella, which had re-enactors from WWII, early SA colonial, Napoleonic period, Vikings and Mediaeval groups. http://www.festivalofhistory.com.au/

    It was fantastic and I spent two days there! There was also the Gumeracha fair (http://medievalsa.org/) but unfortunately I couldn’t get there.

    At the moment I’m too busy with other things to be involved other than trying new (old) skills and going to events like that, but definitely thinking about it for later.

    #532323
    casalentacasalenta
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    mummyjas post=355973 wrote: What rot, and a waste of resources, can’t they worry about things that actually harm people? like drunk people in the city on a Saturday night?

    Glad you were still able to get your milk and hope everything goes well at the meeting.

    On a side note, does anyone know if there is anyone north of Adelaide that offers raw milk? Would love to get a cow share.

    Sorry, I missed your question but I’ve just answered Jaden’s question, which was the same. Hope you can get it.

    #532322
    casalentacasalenta
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    jaden62 post=355995 wrote: I’m with mummyjas, I’d like to know if anyone has raw milk on the north side of Adelaide.

    It depends how far north you are, but if you’re in the metro area you should be able to get it from Moo View. See http://www.organicmarket.com.au/pdf/MyCow.pdf (but the prices are different now). You could also try here: http://www.firstfroots.com.au/default.asp as they deliver raw milk from Moo View or somewhere else.

    #532319
    casalentacasalenta
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    For anyone in Adelaide, here are the details of the meeting:

    (Quoted from email from Mark Tyler): “We are organising a meeting of shareholders for 7pm on Wednesday the 29th of May at the Adelaide West Uniting Church on Donald Bradman Drive. It will be great to get as many of you there as possible, I’m sure we’ll have media wanting to be there, and hopefully we will be able to get as many members of both houses of Parliament there as possible. You are also welcome to invite as many friends who are interested as you like.”

    They would like an RSVP if you want to go to the meeting, but I’m hesitant to post the email address here without asking. So, if you’re planning to go and haven’t received this information, please PM me for the email address. (I am asking, but haven’t got a reply yet.)

    Edit: Robert says okay, so please RSVP to robert_at_srb.net.au (Replace _at_ with @ of course.)

    #532317
    casalentacasalenta
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    dierich post=355956 wrote: well, so far he is still able to provide us with our milk which is great 🙂 Interesting that on radio interviews on Friday with the Govt, there was not one mention of health or safety issues, they were putting it that he was breaking some regulations, but his argument was that the regulations they were quoting did not apply to him. Hopefully he’ll be able to push everyone back into their little boxes quickly! Meanwhile, i’ll be spending the night writing letters…

    I spoke to Mark this afternoon and there is going to be a meeting in Adelaide on Wednesday 29th May. Venue and time yet to be finalised. Will let you know.

    The health and safety issues are more or less gone because diseases like brucellosis have been eradicated and the cows are being vaccinated. They had problems in the past because cows were milked by hand in generally dirty conditions. Nowadays there’s no human contact with the milk, and as you probably know, Mark’s dairy is spotless. There’s just the same risk of food poisoning as there is with anything else. Pasteurised milk is no guarantee either – the Hillfarm dairy outbreak from pasteurised milk killed 9 people and affected over 5,000 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_foodborne_illness_outbreaks_by_death_toll). Raw milk isn’t on the list, but that’s probably because the numbers drinking it are low. Nobody would say you can’t get food poisoning from it, because you can get food poisoning from anything you put in your mouth.

    My own experience, having had raw milk for years, first from another farmer and then from the Tylers, is I’ve been healthier than ever. My mother’s experience has been that constipation she’d had for decades went in the first few weeks (presumably because of the good bugs building up her intestinal flora). Having live enzymes also means people with lactose intolerance can drink raw milk with no problems.

    #532316
    casalentacasalenta
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    porgey post=355954 wrote: casalenta, if HE IS NOT BREAKING ANY LAWS, as you state, then any losses and any pain he endures makes him open to compensation. I hate legal action but if he has been unfairly treated then action should be taken. There are various law firms that have a No Win No Fee schedule so that could be an option. A late great AFL coach used to shout at his troops to “stick it right up ’em” so thats could be an answer!

    Yes, he has told them to stick it and has delivered this week’s milk. But they tried to bully him into submission and force him into complying with laws that only apply to farmers selling their milk, which he doesn’t. He isn’t breaking any laws at all.

    #532313
    casalentacasalenta
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    lia healy post=355922 wrote:

    I suggest writing to your local member. At least be heard.

    Done that. I’ve written to all the candidates for my electorate and a few others as well. I’m still mad as hell though. Nothing Mark is doing is illegal. It’s not illegal for him to keep cows or sell shares in cows or milk the cows, and it’s not illegal for me to drink the milk of my own cow. He doesn’t sell the milk.

    If the police and government agencies can shut him down despite the fact that HE IS BREAKING NO LAWS, then this country is moving from being one of the worst nanny states in the world to being a police state.

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