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"If fifty people a day do this, they might think it's a movement, and that's exactly what it is!"
- Arlo Guthrie, Alice's Restaurant


For the first time in my memory, my state of NJ has declared a State of Emergency. I once had a 3-foot high fence in my back yard which I can no longer see due to Sunday's snow storm.

Today's New York Times (12/7/10) blames it on global warming.

America exists in a State of Emergency. People get sick from milk two weeks after drinking it (listeria) or many months after drinking it (mycobacterium paratuberculosis) and know not where to place the blame.

Well--blame it on the pus!
Blame it on the dirty disgusting pus-filled bacteria-infused liquid THEY call wholesome.

Today's column marks the beginning of a new conspiracy movement and I invite you to join and become a willing and eager participant. Play the game and enjoy being vegan!



Here's what you do...whenever you see a person drinking a glass of milk, make a pest of yourself, point, and say: "82" if you live in Hackensack, New Jersey, or "72" if you live in Modesto, California, or "85" if you reside in Madison, Wisconsin. When you are asked to explain yourself, let the milk drinker know that a 12 ounce glass of milk produced in your state contains 82 or 72 or 85 million pus cells. See the chart at the end of this column to determine your magic number.

The United States Dapartment of Agriculture (USDA) has determined the average number of pus cells found in each liter of milk produced state-by-state in 2009.

(Scroll to the bottom of this column to find how many pus cells are contained in the average liter of milk produced by dairy farmers in your state.)

Pus in milk? A dairy cow filters ten-thousand liters of blood through her udder each day and uses dead white blood cells (somatic cells) to manufacture milk. These dead cells are pus cells. Dairy scientists are aware that when one quart of milk is tainted with 400 million or more pus cells, some 35% of the milking cows in the herd are infected with mastitis. Infected udders discharge mucus, bacteria and blood into the milk that you and your children drink.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services, along with the Public Health Service and Food and Drug Administration, has established a 280 page set of protocols that is collectively referred to as:

The Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (P.M.O.)

The foreword of this all-inclusive set of rules and regulations governing every quart of milk sold in America says:

"Occasional milk borne outbreaks still occur, emphasizing the need for continued vigilance at every stage of production, processing, pasteurization and distribution of milk and milk products."

It is a breath of fresh air to read an occasional governmental truism regarding milk:

"Milk has the potential to serve as a vehicle of disease and has, in the past, been associated with disease outbreaks of major proportions."

This document is more than a guideline for milk producers. It's the law. In the preface, the purpose of the P.M.O. is summarized:

"The Grade 'A' Pasteurized Milk Ordinance is incorporated by reference in Federal specifications for procurement of milk and milk products; is used as the sanitary regulation for milk and milk products served on interstate carriers; and is recognized by the public health agencies, the milk industry, and many others as a national standard for milk sanitation."

Many dairy producers have challenged the laws contained within the all-powerful P.M.O. Courts have clearly maintained the integrity of these sets of laws when asked to do so. On page vi of the preface, the P.M.O. states:

"The Ordinance has been widely adopted for many years and has been upheld by court actions. One of the most comprehensive decisions upholding the various provisions of the Ordinance was that of the District Court, Reno County, Kansas, in the case of Billings et al v. City of Hutchinson et al., decided May 1, 1934. In this action, the plaintiffs unsuccessfully sought to enjoin the enforcement of the Hutchinson ordinance on the grounds that it was unreasonable..."

The courts have repeatedly upheld the sanctity of this set of laws.

The dairy industry continues to ignore the spirit of the laws so enacted.

To date, no individual or group has challenged national enforcement of these statutes. There is a first time for all things.

The table of contents (page vii of the preface) lists the standards for Grade A milk, and defines "Abnormal Milk" on page 20.

The standards for Grade "A" raw milk for pasteurization define abnormal milk this way:

"Lactating animals which show evidence of the secretion of abnormal milk in one or more quarters (the udder is divided into four quarters), based upon bacteriological, chemical, or physical examination, shall be milked last or with separate equipment and the milk shall be discarded."

The above is further explained ("Public Health Reason"):

"The health of lactating animals is a very important consideration because a number of diseases of lactating animals, including salmonellosis, staphloccal infection and streptococcal infection, may be transmitted to man through the medium of milk. The organisms of most of these diseases may get into the milk either directly from the udder or indirectly through infected body discharges which may drop, splash, or be blown into the milk."

What is "abnormal milk?"

The April 25, 2002 issue of Hoard's Dairyman, the dairy farmer's magazine, addresses that question. Veterinarian Dave Linn testifies on page 341:

"According to the PMO, all milk from cows producing 'abnormal' milk should be dumped."

Linn compares "wholesome" milk to "abnormal" milk, and reveals insider industry standards shared by the National Mastitis Council, United States Department of Agriculture, and Food and Drug Administration. If cows are infected, milk is abnormal. This is a dirty secret that government agencies conspire to keep from the dairy-eating public. Dr. Linn writes:

"Research has shown that, with a herd cell count of (71 million per 12-ounce glass) there may be as many as 15 percent of the cows infected. In herds with a 105 million count per glass, this figure may be as high as 25%."

("Cell count" refers to the number of somatic cells, dead white blood cells per milliliter of milk).

So, if 25% of the cows in your state are sick and producing abnormal milk which should be dumped, and that milk is not dumped, something is seriously wrong with the system. It is clear that some states in violation of these rigorous milk standards.

Is your state in violation?

If the somatic cell count (# of pus cells in one 12-ounce glass of milk) exceeds 71 million in your state, please send a formal complaint to your Department of Agriculture. Start with a phone call. The number should be in your
telephone book.

ADVICE: If the pus cell count in one glass of milk is over 71 million in your state, the milk is unfit to drink (by THEIR standards!). File a complaint today.

Average Pus Cell Count Per 12-ounce glass of milk

AL - 156 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
AZ - 62 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
AR - 149 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
CA - 72 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
CO - 78 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
CT - 83 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
DE - 103 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
FL - 115 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
GA - 124 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
ID - 68 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
IL - 97 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
IN - 92 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
IA - 91 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
KS - 103 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
KY - 112 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
LA - 146 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
ME - 88 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
MD - 95 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
MA - 87 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
MI - 67 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
MN - 99 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
MS - 114 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
MO - 112 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
MT - 70 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
NE - 94 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
MT - 70 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
NE - 93 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
NV - 70 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
NH - 80 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
NJ - 133 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
NM - 86 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
NY - 82 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
NC - 109 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
ND - 105 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
OH - 79 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
OK - 114 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
OR - 65 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
PA - 94 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
RI - 74 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
SC - 122 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
SD - 91 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
TN - 133 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
TX - 82 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
UT - 69 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
VT - 73 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
VA - 102 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
WA - 69 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
WV - 113 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
WI - 85 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk
WY - 62 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk

USA Average - 83 Million Pus Cells Per 12-Ounce Glass of Milk

Robert Cohen
http://www.notmilk.com


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