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Old 10-08-2011, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Meggett, SC
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Wow, it's like you know me as a long lost sibling!

I always love it when people tell me about my life experiences
My punctuation clearly made that a question but yes, by your dismissive attitude, I did interpret that you have not worked on a farm. If I am wrong, then answer me this. Would you agree that kids raised on a farm are aware of the responsibilities the farm entails and are often well equipped throughout their childhood to deal with a greater amount of responsibility than say a kid that grew up in suburbia?
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: maryland
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What family farms, they really don't exist anymore.
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Old 10-08-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Michigan
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Drovers CattleNetwork - Farmers encouraged to comment on DOL proposed rules

Big Ag and goverment: working together to sink family farms.


Please read the proposed rule changes.

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011...2011-21924.pdf

They effect "Big Ag" operations who might hire the young, low cost workers, then 'mom & pop" family farms.

Items like the tractor provision, effects very few of those classified as small farms, and then only those which have hired someone under 16 to drive a tractor. John-boy can still operate his John Deere. Others (those 16 and under who are hired) , with modifications to the tractor would still be able to drive them.

Of course, many are looking at a tractor, as something out of Green Acres, rather then something larger then:




At least that is how I read them. (I could be wrong, as my knowledge of farming is a little corn, green beans and tomatoes in my backyard) .

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Old 10-08-2011, 08:08 AM
 
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Good luck with that one. Illegal Aliens AND their employers will break any and all laws they want and Obama will sue whomever and whatever to pander to them.

Aizona and Alabama are proof that Obama is a grand Hispandering IDIOT. who believes he has the right to sue Americans for enforcing American laws that he puposefully chooses to ignore.

There are countless Ag, Labor AND Immigration laws broken daily with the Obama Administration turning a blind eye.

SPOT ON with this reply!! Bravo!!
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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Nah, we should let farm kids do farm work around heavy machinery.

Let them lose and hand or an arm, maybe get burned by chemicals, that will learn 'em.

Child labor is fun for the whole family.
I just have to ask. Ever see a teenager driving a tractor out in the field, helping his family harvest crops or baling hay?

As if the government knows better than his parents if he is safe or not.

As if his parents would ever put him in danger.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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At age thirteen, I caddied at the local country club, mowed lawns (ooh scary lawnmower) and cleaned the bathrooms at the office complex my father worked at.
None of the jobs were glamorous and at times downright distasteful, but I learned the value of a work ethic and discovered the freedom that earning your own money represents.
I am sorry that fewer and fewer generations get to experience this and our country is worse off for it.

Note: I still played baseball at the park and road my bike downtown to watch matinees with my friends and didn't lose any fingers or toes.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:19 AM
 
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I just have to ask. Ever see a teenager driving a tractor out in the field, helping his family harvest crops or baling hay?

As if the government knows better than his parents if he is safe or not.

As if his parents would ever put him in danger.
My girl has ran our drill rig, dove our big trucks (not on the road) and can put in a water line with and excavator as good as anyone.

Where she can run this, she will be able to do anything in life.

Ban farm workers 16 and under.-pict0024.jpg
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:26 AM
 
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Drovers CattleNetwork - Farmers encouraged to comment on DOL proposed rules

Big Ag and goverment: working together to sink family farms.
And now the Gov is stepping in to outlaw Americans from drinking their own cow's milk!


Judge: Americans Don’t Have Right to Drink Cow Milk FOX News Radio
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:28 AM
 
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Nah, we should let farm kids do farm work around heavy machinery.

Let them lose and hand or an arm, maybe get burned by chemicals, that will learn 'em.

Child labor is fun for the whole family.
Do you have any concept of life on a family farm?

You don't think that parents know about the dangers of heavy machinery? Do you seriously think that a 13 yr. old is going to be driving that $250K + combine or be tilling up the soil?

Or, instead of being over dramatic do you think the family farm kid is more likely going to be riding in same tractor with a parent learning how everything works (scary quality time with parent), helping feed/tend cattle or other livestock (compete/show with same animlas in 4-H), mow, drive the pick-up or flatbead at a slow speed to help with chores (hay harvest, feeding, basic transport from one field to another, etc...)?

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And now the Gov is stepping in to outlaw Americans from drinking their own cow's milk!


Judge: Americans Don’t Have Right to Drink Cow Milk FOX News Radio
To deprive one of growing their own foodon their own land is to deprive one of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Ask Monsanto, those who control the food supply control the world! This judge confirmed that the government wants to control the food supply in entirety. Is there anything any more evil?

Nanny statists have no grasp on reality!
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:34 AM
 
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My girl has ran our drill rig, dove our big trucks (not on the road) and can put in a water line with and excavator as good as anyone.

Where she can run this, she will be able to do anything in life.

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You are an evil parent for teaching your daughter skills that would make her employable and independent. Don't you know she is supposed to become a single teen mom with multiple baby-daddies living off welfare? Who are you to deprive the government of another dependent? That child belongs to the STATE, not to you!


You go Mom!

(please tell me you've taught your daughter to hunt with evil weapons as well!)
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