Terrorist criminal milk dealing Menno-Fascist arrested

May 6th, 2008

It’s the milk spill that crossed state lines.

Brooklyn raw milk enthusiasts are crying over the loss of their supplier – a horse and buggy-driving Amish farmer from Pennsylvania.

Mark Nolt of New Line, Pa., was arrested and shut down last Friday for selling the contraband.

“Oh God. My heart is pounding. I can’t believe what a God—- police state this is,” said one Brooklyn customer who made monthly pickups of raw dairy products from Nolt that the farmer had dropped off in Manhattan by workers.

“I gave him $100 last week for a huge delivery of stuff, including raw cream that I planned on using to make cream puffs,” she said.

The Brooklyn outcry came after six Pennsylvania state troopers raided Nolt’s farm and confiscated his illegal dairy.

“They swooped in on Friday morning like a bunch of Vikings, handcuffed me and stole $30,000 worth of my milk, cheese and butter,” Nolt told the Daily News.

Nolt is a devout Mennonite who sells raw dairy products at his farm and has them transported by truck to customers in Delaware and across New York City, where the raw goods are illegal.

It is a violation of federal law to transport raw milk across state lines with the intent to sell it for consumption. Nolt was arrested for not having a permit to sell the goods in Pennsylvania, where they are allowed.

He said he was working on the farm with his wife and 10 children when the agents cuffed him on charges of selling the contraband to an undercover officer.

“The government doesn’t have the right to dictate what I eat, and never will,” said an unrepentant Nolt.

Around the city, more and more parents are signing up to find out where dropoff points are to pick up raw milk they have bought online.

To get around the law, no money changes hands. Milk pickup spots are posted in Williamsburg, Queens and neighborhoods in Manhattan – where a milk truck waits.

The seizure on Nolt’s farm has slowed Brooklyn’s raw milk flow to a trickle, which is great news, at least as far as the FDA is concerned.



Have you ever drunk raw milk? They sell it in Marylebone Market.

Once again, the all powerful, all immoral STATE says you cannot ingest what you like, and this time, it is the powerful and deadly substance known as…..MILK.

That’s what you get when you OBEY.

Which brings us nicely to…

The Christian’s attitude toward the state, its leaders, its military, its wars, its imperialism, and its interventionism should be a no-brainer: contempt, disdain, disgust, revulsion, abhorrence, repugnance, loathing take your pick. Yet, among Christians one continues to find some of the greatest apologists for the state, its leaders, its institutions, and its evil doings.

Biblical Christianity is becoming eclipsed by state worship. The “obey the powers that be” mantra is still recited incessantly. The state is revered by too many Protestants as a force for good or social justice instead of the criminal gang that it is. The states latest pronouncements about this country or that country being a threat to American interests are too often accepted by evangelicals at face value. The need for the invasion of, the bombing of, the imposing of sanctions against, or the need to take some other belligerent action toward other countries is swallowed by some Catholics like a communion wafer.

Biblical Christianity is also being eclipsed by leader worship. Instead of being viewed as a war criminal, President Bush is seen as the messiah in chief by many evangelicals, with Huckabee as his heir apparent. Any president will do, however, as long as he is a Republican, claims to be a Christian, and wants to continue killing Muslims lest they kill us first because they hate our freedoms. In spite of Bushs horrendous violations of civil liberties, his doubling of the national debt, his debacle in Iraq, and his tremendous expansion of the power of the presidency, he is still revered by way too many Christians both in and out of the evangelical community.



5 Responses to “Terrorist criminal milk dealing Menno-Fascist arrested”

  1. irdial Says:

    Rally for Raw Milk Farmer

    Mark Nolt, a raw milk farmer in New Line, Pennsylvania was accused by the Pennsylvania Health Department last May of having sold tainted milk, alleged to have caused illness in three families and one child. The Department has yet to produce a single piece of evidence backing their claim. They have been trying, unsuccessfully, to shut Mark down and last Saturday committed a multi-jurisdictional raid on his property, taking milk, milk products, and equipment worth $25,000 and taking Mark’s customer lists as well. This Saturday, August 25, at 11:00, Mark’s many customers and supporters are holding a “Produce-the-Evidence” protest rally at Mark’s Farm. Please attend if you possibly can.

    Mark will not comply with Pennsylvania’s unjust demands or respond to unproven
    accusations. Please keep him in your prayers.

    WHERE: Mark Nolt’s farm, New Line, Pennsylvania
    TIME: 11:00 a.m.
    WHEN: Saturday, August 25
    ADDRESS: 401 Centerville Road, Newville, Pennsylvania 17421
    DIRECTIONS: From I-81, take exit 37. Go north on 233 for 2.5 miles. Turn right at the “Tractors for Sale” sign (if you reach the large elementary school on 233 you’ve gone too far). Go down the lane past the first set of buildings (equipment) to the farm.

    MARK’S PHONE NUMBER: (717) 776-3417

    WHAT TO BRING: signs and posters relevant to the theme, your favorite raw milk product or dish to share, utensils and plate for yourself, lawn chairs if you like, and friends. Remember that each will need to pack out any trash they create.

    Before Saturday: Please spread the word about this event and bring as many friends as you can.
    On Saturday:
    Share a testimonial
    Distribute literature
    Direct parking

    Please RSVP by email or phone (717-536-3618) as soon as possible with how you can help.
    History of Mark Nolt’s Case

    After holding a raw milk permit for a number of years, in August of 2006 Mark terminated this contract and gave notice to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. In October of 2006, a new Food Safety Director for the commonwealth came to office (after working for twenty years for Hershey Foods and five years at Dean Foods).

    In December, this director made a personal visit to Mark’s farm. In May 2007, Mark was taken to court for selling raw milk without a permit, which he had understood to be voluntary and irrelevant because his business is founded upon private contracts with customers. He filed for an appeal, but before action was taken, three separate undercover agents from the Department of Health purchased milk on three separate occasions from Mark. (We wonder whether they drank it.) He was fined $1000 for each sale.

    In June an injunction was brought against him to cease his sales of raw milk because the Pennsylvania Department of Health claimed that three households experienced illness as a result of consuming his milk. The Department has never substantiated this claim. Though he tried to remove his case to a different jurisdiction, his removal request was ignored and on August 10, agents raided his farm and confiscated $25,000 of equipment and milk products. Authorities have told him that he must sign a permit or be arrested. The Carlisle Sentinel misrepresented this raid and confiscation as a “visit” and “investigation.” The loss of $25,000 in product and equipment and a possible prison term would be devastating to Mark, Maryann and their ten children. Should this be the result of a farmer’s attempt to make an honest living selling wholesome food?

    Please read the following article for his explanation of why selling wholesome local farm goods directly to consumers is a right that should be independent of state oversight and interference.

    mary13 Says:

    A nice link about raw milk, it’s ayurvedic benefits and the troubles with pasturized milk:

    “There has been a lot of controversy over raw versus pasteurized homogenized milk in the last few decades. In Ayurveda, raw milk is recommended whenever possible, and milk is always boiled before serving. This high heat effectively kills bacteria in raw milk. It may also denature the proteins of pasteurized milk further, causing their breakdown into shorter amino acid chains which are then easier to digest. In general, boiling makes it safer and easier to digest; this is especially true when it is raw. The boiling process also warms a usually cold product as will the addition of warming spices such as cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, and black pepper. A bit of honey added after heating will also balance the qualities of the milk, warming and drying it.”


    Chai anyone?

  2. irdial Says:

    From what I have heard, raw milk should NOT be boiled:

    Butterfat has a cortisone-like factor which is heat sensitive (destroyed by heat) that prevents stiffness in the joints. Raw milk contains beneficial bacteria as well as lactic acids that allow these beneficial bacteria to implant in the intestines. All of these qualities are destroyed during pasteurization. Once heated, milk becomes rotten, with precipitated minerals that can’t be absorbed (hence osteoporosis), with sugars that can’t be digested (hence allergies), and with fats that are toxic.

    Raw milk has been used as a therapy in folk medicine

  3. mary13 Says:

    I’ve read many differing opinions, but I haven’t had raw milk, boiled or otherwise, so I can’t really say what would be right for me.

    Ayurveda doesn’t recommend any raw foods, unless of course your body type can handle it. It’s all very individual and takes some experimenting to discover what is right for you.

    The idea is that you have fresh food, and if I had access to raw milk, I’d probably try the boiled version first, then a smaller sample the next time of the purely raw and fresh to feel the effects.

    I imagine it’s delicious though. There was a dairy farmer at the fair one summer and she had this gloating smile when I asked her if she drank the milk raw. Pastoral dreams …

  4. Alun Says:

    We once drank reindeer milk, straight from the reindeer (well, via a small bowl…). The crack of milks, sweet and creamy beyond belief.

    Never had raw cows milk though. Even the Daily Mail says its good for you!
    Untreated milk cuts children’s allergies.
    Where can I find raw milk?
    Where can mary13 find raw milk?

    Must give it a go!

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