US judge blocks testing for mad cow disease

Discussion in 'Soap Box' started by Hae-Gi, Aug 31, 2008.

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  1. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

  2. bhawk

    bhawk Well-Known Member

    bush never changes!
    BSE had drastic effects over here in england. i remember seeing footage of one of the infected men, absolutely awful!
    but of course i still eat meat, i only eat meat from local farmers i know and what i can catch....tastes better than the meat wrapped in clingfilm.
  3. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    Actually, I meant the old Bush; the current Bush's father. Not that the current Bush hasn't appointed his set of fucked up judges; a couple years ago or so he fired a whole set of judges he didn't like and replaced them with his own favourites.
  4. Random

    Random Well-Known Member

    As much as I hate to say it, Bush's father actually wasn't all that bad as president. I mean, I wasn't pleased with everything he did and naturally, he was a Republican. But at least he was competent. Dan Quayle was too stupid to be an evil overlord in the shadows like Dick Cheney has been.
  5. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    I'm quite surprised at the lack of interest for this thread... only 39 views. Do people not know what mad cow disease is and what it can lead to?
  6. worlds edge

    worlds edge Well-Known Member

    Quite bizarre that the supposedly pro-capitalist* Bush administration is preventing a company from trying to pursue what they preceive to be a strategic advantage in the marketplace. If the company wants to spend their money to do the testing, why shouldn't they be allowed to? This, of course, presumes that the USDA wouldn't pursue this course of action without at least a nod from higher up. And we all know for damn sure that the way things works nowadays the Assistant Whatever to the Secretary generally pops up at double or triple the salary he had in his/her gov't. job working for the companies he/she once regulated.

    As to BSE itself, I guess I'm not all that worried, though it certainly is a nasty way to go. The likelihood of contracting it, at least in the US, must be on par with being struck by a meteorite while being eaten by wild dogs.

    * - I'm nowadays a bit skeptical that the economic system that exists in the West is in fact recognizable as capitalism, but that opens another whole can of worms I have neither the time nor energy to pontificate about. Nor interest, really, other than to imagine Milton Friedman, Ayn Rand and Adam Smith looking down (or up) from wherever and scratching their heads at what we now consider capitalism.
  7. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    Um, no. It's being covered up; the frequence of BSE is so much more common than what it seems. That, in combination with the fact that it takes 15-20 years before it breaks out (and kills you in a month), causes people to forget about it and rule it as yet another episode of fear mongering. The BSE spores are almost indestructable; not even volcanic heat destroys them. It also spreads through maneure and milk, so even if you eat nothing but that from plants, it probably still can infect you. It really is sickening what the US goverment is doing towards its population, and people don't even care, causing those who definitely never deserved to become infected to be brought down in the process.
  8. worlds edge

    worlds edge Well-Known Member

    Evidence for this assertion?

    This is also news to me. Quite frankly a 15 to 20 year incubation period for anything microscopic seems rather presposterous, but I'll rethink my gut feeling (irony intentional) if provided with evidence.
  9. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    I couldn't possibly remember the sources after all this time and I just don't have enough interest in proving what I'm saying is true, so I'm not going to provide you with any evidence, but I can assure you that the sources for the information on the incubation period were very believable. If you have an interest in this, I hope you will research it, yourself. As for that it is being covered up, that's pretty damn obvious when judges do things like this or halt mad cow testing for certain farms the day after it is discovered, despite the farmers wishing otherwise (no source, here, either; don't believe me if you don't want to). Or what is your explanation for things like this happening if it's not for it being covered up? Put the pieces together and there is only one answer.

    Hopefully, someone else will have the interest and energy to provide you with sources, but I just do not want to go through hundreds of depressing articles to prove myself when I have already helped with getting this out of the dark by starting this thread.
  10. At least your M.O. is consistent...seems I've often heard those words before :tongue:
  11. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    What "M.O."...?
  12. Starts thread --> Makes statement --> Defiant and challenging, but unsubstantiated --> Makes vague references --> Is asked by others to offer some form or arguement or proof --> Says, "I couldn't be arsed - Look it up yourself!!" --> Leaves the building...

    THAT M.O.

  13. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    You still didn't say what "M.O." stands for.

    Yes, I started a thread based on the fucking truth, and if people like you completely disregard everything, I was in hopes that someone else, who is as informed as I, perhaps could help me with the continuation of the thread, since I've already brought the issue to light. What I did when starting this thread was post a link to a site that provides the information that the thread was originally created for. Then there is a continuation in the thread that wasn't my original intention. This causes you to see it as my obligation to suddenly start studying mad cow disease, again, and decisions of the American authorities, for that matter. This is a very unreasonable expectation. I have no wish to start depressing myself with researching such things, nor do I have any obligation, whatsoever. People like you really bother me. I am not your assistant.
  14. me1

    me1 Well-Known Member

    Hae-Gi, your 'MO' is your 'Modus Operandi', or 'method of operating' as it means in English. There is generally little point in finding the original sources of claims as they are met with the same response anyway, in my experience. People believe what they believe, regardless of the evidence, usually for reasons of feel-goodism.
  15. Hae-Gi

    Hae-Gi Banned Member

    Well, gmork (and FoundAndLost1), here is your proof of a cover-up, along with a whole lot of other information, not that I should've needed to post this, although if I hadn't, maybe your source would've been something trusty as the USDA, instead. Unfortunately, the list of articles hasn't been updated, in quite a while. I am not going through the articles for you, as well, though.
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