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Sunday, December 28, 2003
The Mad Cow Candidates

By Steven Taylor @ 9:49 pm

Quite frankly, this: Dean Blasts Bush Over Mad Cow Scare and this: Kerry Urges Livestock Inspection Changes, strike me as snap-positions born of opportunism, not serious policy stances from serious policy-makers.

One has to wonder as to the degree to which this will come across as such in the public eye.

And, to be honest, I don’t see this as being an issue that will rock the 2004 presidential contest.

Beyond that even, this strikes me as the kind of silly thing that comes up every four years vis-a-vis running for the presidency insofar as the candidates, especially from the party out of power (either one), act like the President does everything. Let’s face facts, the President is hardly the steward of the food supply.

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3 Comments»

  1. If only one cow has it, and it looks like good steps were taken, then it is a non-issue. And as for tracking, I was amazed at a news report where they seemed to nail down where the beef went (they narrowed it down to 2 slaughterhouses and the meat went to only a few states, if I remembered right).

    But let’s just concentrate on getting Dean to open up his secret enery meeting records…heh.

    Comment by mark — Sunday, December 28, 2003 @ 11:19 pm

  2. I have been reading in the news lately that meat is safe? Hunh????

    Meat is safe? Thats a good joke! Meat promotes health? That is an advertisement from industry or from Dr. Atkins (and other quacks) who promoted a terrible diet by selling books and products to the gullible. If you think animal products are safe, consider the following:

    What animal products do to people:

    Promote-

    Cancer

    Heart attacks

    High blood pressure

    High cholesterol

    Strokes

    Arthritis

    Bursitis

    Osteoporosis

    Flu

    Obesity

    E-coli

    Mad Cow (CJD in humans)

    Salmonella

    Allergies

    Acid Reflux

    Cellulite

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Diabetes

    Headaches

    Graves Disease

    Cirrhosis

    Diarrhea

    Anemia

    Insomnia

    Dementia and other mental problems

    Emotional problems

    Increase costs related to medical care

    Increase taxes to aid poor people who come down with medical problems

    What animal products do to the environment:

    Use up massive supplies of fresh water. (ex. 5000 gallons to make one pound of beef). Lake Ogallala, an underground reservoir larger than Huron that took millions of years to form shall be dry in 2 to 3 generations in order to irrigate crops to feed to live stock.

    Use up massive amounts of land to grow grain. (80% of the grain grown is fed to livestock)

    Manure pollutes the land and the water with nitrates and pesticides with other poisons. (livestock in the US outweighs people by 5 to 1)

    Pollution from nitrates kills off other wildlife that keeps the Earth in balance.

    Clear cutting of rainforests in order to graze cattle.

    Stripping away of top soil so that neither grains nor trees can grow in some areas.

    Using up energy including fossil fuels in order to transport and refrigerate animal products.

    Neither list is by any means complete!

    Comment by Anthony — Tuesday, January 13, 2004 @ 7:00 pm

  3. I have been reading in the news lately that meat is safe? Hunh????

    Meat is safe? Thats a good joke! Meat promotes health? That is an advertisement from industry or from Dr. Atkins (and other quacks) who promoted a terrible diet by selling books and products to the gullible. If you think animal products are safe, consider the following:

    What animal products do to people:

    Promote-

    Cancer

    Heart attacks

    High blood pressure

    High cholesterol

    Strokes

    Arthritis

    Bursitis

    Osteoporosis

    Flu

    Obesity

    E-coli

    Mad Cow (CJD in humans)

    Salmonella

    Allergies

    Acid Reflux

    Cellulite

    Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

    Diabetes

    Headaches

    Graves Disease

    Cirrhosis

    Diarrhea

    Anemia

    Insomnia

    Dementia and other mental problems

    Emotional problems

    Increase costs related to medical care

    Increase taxes to aid poor people who come down with medical problems

    What animal products do to the environment:

    Use up massive supplies of fresh water. (ex. 5000 gallons to make one pound of beef). Lake Ogallala, an underground reservoir larger than Huron that took millions of years to form shall be dry in 2 to 3 generations in order to irrigate crops to feed to live stock.

    Use up massive amounts of land to grow grain. (80% of the grain grown is fed to livestock)

    Manure pollutes the land and the water with nitrates and pesticides with other poisons. (livestock in the US outweighs people by 5 to 1)

    Pollution from nitrates kills off other wildlife that keeps the Earth in balance.

    Clear cutting of rainforests in order to graze cattle.

    Stripping away of top soil so that neither grains nor trees can grow in some areas.

    Using up energy including fossil fuels in order to transport and refrigerate animal products.

    Neither list is by any means complete!

    Comment by Anthony — Tuesday, January 13, 2004 @ 7:00 pm

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