A little sidenote regarding dairy. This was a short column today written by Robert Cohen the "NotMilkMan".
On Tuesday (September 21, 2004), the Senate
Appropriations Committee voted to donate $2.4
billion in taxpayer-funded subsidy payments
to dairy farmers.
There are 66,000 dairy farms in America.
On average, each farm will receive a $36,363
payment. That's as good as winning the lottery!
Forgive these politicians. It's an election year,
and that's how they do business.
God Bless America.
Thanks for posting that AJ. It really makes me want to puke just thinking about it. How/when did we ever let all those politicians get so out of control! I am sure they do the same thing with the meat industry too...It makes me so angry to know my tax dollars are helping the meat and dairy industries to get more profit, slaughter more animals and spend more millions of dollars on blatand propaganda!
I finally got a note from a doctor. It said, "Mother says child has an intolerance to milk." But since it was on a doctor's note that makes it ok. Geez! He doesn't drink it and doesn't get forced to. I honor what his body told him naturally. He refused milk the second it was introduced to him at about 6 months old. I listened to what he was telling me. I'm in Indiana which is a heavy dairy state. Dr. Cohen's book is wonderful and infuriating at the same time.
I knew you guys would help me vent!!!!
I'm so glad you got your note. I can't believe you had to pay a Dr. to give you a note that tells the school that, "His Mom says, so". That's hysterical in a way! But mostly just ridiculous.
I think our government subsidizes all types of farming. I'm sure even tobacco. I know cotton, corn, soybeans, etc.. all get forms of compensation when their crops don't turn a profit or when they choose not to farm certain acreage for soil conservation purposes.
I know of a farmer up by where our family farm is, that is a millionare and yet still collects thousands of dollars every year for losses or leaving land unplanted. That doesn't seem right does it??
And the average is $36K p/year for 66K dairy farms, but what that statistic doesn't tell you is that the big business dairy farms receive the lion's share of that money (I know some compensation is in the 100's of thousands) and the old time farmer with 50 head gets squat. Goverment is doing their best to ruin the family farmer and promote big business farms by doing this.
You know why? Because big business farms give chemical companies and GMO producers big money, and those special interest groups are the ones doing the lobbying and greasing palms in Washington. Small farmers don't cull the heard every year like the big producers do and many of them fight having to use expensive antibiotics, growth hormones, chemical sprays on crops, etc.. they remember the old ways that worked and they see their cows getting sick because most of them keep their herds longer. I'm not a proponent of dairy farming in any form, however the milk today is much deadlier than it was when we were all kids.
It's all criminal. And the best thing you can do to fight it is stay raw and keep your kids off dairy at the very least.
I didn't pay for the note. They wanted me to come in very an appointment. I said, "you've got to be kidding." They wanted me to pay so they could ask a bunch of questions about it and then say, let's take him off milk and see what happens and I say I already did and they say, is he better? I say, yes. The professional medical opinion is lactose intolerance........or that cow's milk is for cows!
Oh, no, I did NOT pay for it!!!!!!!
I know this is an old thread, but I just had to share this with you. When my older son was a Freshman here in Tennessee, we ran into the same problem. We don't have a doctor - my kids don't get immunizations and they're never sick, so we never had a reason to hook up with one. My son is definitely lactose intolerant because whenever he has dairy, he emits the most toxic flatulance; however, he LOVES milk. Personally, I think he just likes fumigating his surroundings. Boys!
I would not allow him to drink it at home, so when the school instituted this ridiculous practice, he was thrilled. When I called the school to ask if he could substitute, they told me the same thing you were told. So, I decided rather than fight them - I'd let him fumigate his classrooms! LOL!! If they're going to force him to drink milk, they they can suffer the subsequent air pollution.
Victoria (Formerly "Nutrimom")
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Weight When I Started: 128 lbs. (10/2004)
Lowest Weight While Raw: 103 lbs. (2/2005)
Weight on 2/1/2009: 148 lbs. (Started 10 day Master Cleanse)
Weight on 2/10/2009: 138 lbs. (Starting Raw)
Goal: 112 – 115 lbs.
I HAVE to reply to this post... Yes, the school systems are part of the Govt ruled world we live in today!! You go to public schools, you get govt involvment which includes DOCTORS. It's all ONE entity any more..
You must expose this to the public in your area. You must protest also.
I wont ever put my kids in a govt run school. I'd rather die and that right there is just one more reason why. They force you to immunize also. GRRRR.......
God speed to you and good luck. Don't go down without a fight. I'd tell your Doctor off also. Well, I don't have one any more.. but if I DID.
"And shall run and not be weary and shall walk and not faint". D&C 89:20
In reply to AJ's comment...
I always thought it was true, I know when I was growing up I had TONS of dairy everyday. And although I was healthy(to a certain extent), there were some issues it took YEARS for me to realize what was causing them. Basically, when I had a bunch of milk to drink one day when I was younger I'd have stomache issues. To be more blunt, painful issues on the toilet, pardon me.
because lactose intolerance can't be proven
Anyways, as I got older it got WORSE and WORSE. Even got fired from my job becuase I hadn't figured it out yet(always late becuase of these issues), this was after highschool even. Then becuase of money issues, I stopped buying anything I didn't need. Lived off of water and ramen for months at a time. Noticed I didn't have the problems, until I had some Ice Cream while visiting my parents. That pinged it right there and after several experiments I realized it really was anything with lactose in it.
Lactose Intolerancy is DEFINITYLY very real, and I know you're saying that it exists too. Funny thing is.... I made myself Lactose Intolerant by having so much dairy, the problems never started until I was in about the 7th grade, and got progressivly worse since.
Kristi, we truly thank you for your post, all this does is assures us that "Homeschooling" is the only way to go. My question to you is have you gone to the school board with your concerns? They may be unaware of your situation.
Know God, know Peace
No God, No Peace!
I know this is an old post, but I must speak up.
The ONLY way to get over on the school system is to say that what ever you want to have them do or not do, is based on your religious beliefs.
This can be anything you want. And if they even bat an eye, you can say that the Freedom of Religion act was made law in 1979, and that you as an American Citizen has a right to follow any religion of your choice.
And you choose, "whatever no milk religion you want"