The first sentence should have been an indicator to stop reading. But I didn't.<br><br><br><br>
When I got to this, however, I did stop:<br><br><div class="quote-container"><span>Quote:</span>
<div class="quote-block">White man wasn't supposed to get the cannibal bug. Papuans deserved things like that. These dumb-nuts ate their deceased family members' brains as a social ritual, hoping to keep their relatives thoughts 'alive' and know the future.</div>
I'm sure madcow is a bigger issue than we thought (especially given its rather long incubation time in both cows and humans before it 'shows up', meaning it could have been in the food chain w/o being noticed. Read "The Mad Cowboy" for more on that).<br><br>
But, given the few quotes from this article....big deal yes, in the manner in which it is presented in that article. Not so much.
Irrespective of this clown's "analysis," prion diseases <i>are</i> a bigger threat than we initially imagined. Better resource sans ethnic gobbledegook, madcowboy.com, and just a few minutes of Googling what is actually still permissible as farmed animal feed ingredients, <i>per species</i>.
Its really not in the best interest for the US Gov to encourage people to live longer than about 65 or the retirement age. Less retirees mean less Social Security and Medicaid payments. I'm also sure that the health care system would not like people to simply die without extensive, expensive hospitalization and end-of life care. One entity wants us to work, pay taxes, and drop dead, the other wants us to get sick so they can take all our money.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:">
That article is...like...a god to me...I am fascinated by it.<br><br><br><br>
Best line..."udder denial"...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"><br><br><br><br>
"As germs go, this one was a bug with imagination."
.........and twist it into such bizarre shapes that the reasonable person *ought* to laugh at it.<br><br><br><br>
I do have concerns that there's a lot more prion diseases around, still in the food chain and incubating in victims, than is officially claimed. That long incubation period would do a nice job of disguising most feed animal cases, it seems to me.<br><br><br><br>
That said, the author's 'science' was _painfully_ bad. Ouch. He/she is also fond of making sweeping conspiracy accusations on zero evidence. I don't think you have to look any farther than officialdom _wanting_ to believe there's no problem to explain the lack of attention to the problem. C'mon already, most of those people the author accuses of collusion are meat eaters. Do you think they've got a death wish?
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