I just heard on the local news...

@Signal20 (2281)
United States
May 30, 2007 12:03am CST
There's a small beef farm in Kansas, that is either currently or is wanting to test all their cows for Mad Cow Disease. Good old boy Pres. Bush jumped in and said NO, because then all the larger companies will end up having to test their cows for the disease. They went on to say there was 3 reported cases in the US of Mad Cow Disease, not many granted, but 1 is scary enough as far as I'm concerned. God only knows where those infected parts end up in the food chain. So, I guess my point/question is, am I missing something here? Aside from the fact that obviously somebody in the larger beef companies is lining Bush's pockets one way or another, but what's the big deal? If a small company chooses to do so, I say GREAT! Especially with all these food poisoning scares going on-spinach, peanut butter, pet food, etc.....That man ceases to amaze me...
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@Woodpigeon (3710)
• Ireland
7 Jun 07
It does sound a bit like brown envelopes being passed around behind heavy oak doors, doesn't it? I really don't like the idea at all that if there was a chance MCD was being carried by those cwns that they wouldn't test them. I think it can stay in your system like 10-12 years before you become symptomatic and when it does get symptomatc it gets very ugly indeed. Has there been much of a fuss vcause he stopped the testing?
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@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
8 Jun 07
Nope, haven't heard a peep out of anyone since it was mentioned...which is typical anyway. It's almost like, why do they bother with mentioning anything on the news anymore...sad huh?
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
30 May 07
I don't get it. A small farm has to get approval from the President if they want to test their livestock for Mad Cow Disease? Why do they need Presidential approval? And if the farmer's are concerned, should they be allowed to quiet their fears with a test? Then if they come back positive, all can rest. If it come back positive...as in they have the disease...then they do not end up in the food supply. Sounds like a win/win situation for testing to me! But what do I know...I am not a President.
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@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
31 May 07
I don't get it at all either....absolutely no sense. I'm gonna see if I can find the story on the news website.
@flpoolbum (2835)
• United States
30 May 07
It helps to remember that the current President Bush and the Republican Party is only interested in helping themselves and the richest 10% of American's. President Bush doesn't give a d*mn about the rest of us. This isn't just my opinion, either. Look at the pollution standards that he has lowered allowing big corporations to pollute more and not pay fines. Another example is helping corporations to outsource jobs to workers overseas. Don't believe me? The next time you call a customer service line for a company, ask where the person is located. That is if you can't already tell by the fact that the person answering doesn't speak English very well or has a really heavy accent. Look at just about everything that President Bush has done and you will see that it is to help the major corporations or the very rich. Giving tax breaks to the richest people/companies so that they will reinvest their money back into the economy? If they do re-invest, they aren't investing money in American plants or creating better American jobs. Look at the price of gas and the record profits that Big Oil are making and they were getting tax subsidies, too. It is no wonder that most American's are saying that President Bush is the worst President ever! The only one's that aren't are the rich ones. I laugh when I see a car with a Bush/Cheney bumper sticker on it. Unless they are wealthy enough for their children to inherit money to live, they are hurting their own children who have to work the low paying jobs because all the well paying jobs are being filled by overseas workers. President Bush has refused to raise the federal minimum wage for his entire presidency. The only reason a raise in the federal minimum wage will pass is because of the Democratic controlled House.
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@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
30 May 07
You don't have to sell me lol, I already know he's a moron :) Unfortunately, I don't think we're much better off with a democrat either, though times were definitely better with Clinton. I don't care if they screw around in the office, if they get gas prices back at .99 a gallon that'd be great lol.
• United States
30 May 07
I didn't hear anything about this. I think this is laughable. Seriously, the Govt. doesn't get to tell a farmer what he can do with his/her livlihood. Even if someone takes subsidies from the Fed. Govt. they, the asset holder, can do whatever they please, with property/assets that belong to THEM not the Govt's property/assets.
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@Signal20 (2281)
• United States
30 May 07
Was on the local news at 10 this evening(CST). That's what I don't understand, how can he say no you can do this testing? Can't wait till he's out...
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
18 Jul 07
Yeah, there are so many 'dangers' out there and we don't really know how to detect them. Anyways, keep it cool guys. Here's a joke to keep things light: There were these two cows, chatting over the fence between their fields. The first cow said, "I tell you, this mad-cow-disease is really pretty scary. They say it is spreading fast; I heard it hit some cows down on the Johnson Farm." The other cow replies, "I ain't worried, it don't affect us ducks." =)