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Howard Scott Pearlman 59
01:28 PM on 04/27/2012
Every cow in Japan gets tested !

Japan not allow the importing of US beef !
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mlaiuppa
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02:34 PM on 04/27/2012
Japan cares about their citizens.

The U.S. only cares about who donates the most to campaign war chests.
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brokenleoheart
02:44 PM on 04/27/2012
japan is also a small country and need to protect their own meat industry. but that's another story. every cow should be tested, and is. which is how they found the mad cow case.
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hoover52
I love all of nature's furchildren
03:23 PM on 04/27/2012
I really hate to tell you this . . . but every cow is NOT tested in the US. They only do random testing of very few cows in relation of the number of cows bred for consumption. Switch to ground turkey. It's cheaper and it's a very good substitute for beef. As for steaks or other beef products, personally, they are not in my diet AT ALL anymore.
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2012/0425/Mad-cow-US-confident-beef-is-safe-food-safety-experts-aren-t-sure
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Howard Scott Pearlman 59
01:25 PM on 04/27/2012
Are you still Happy about Republicans who want to get rid of all Health Regulations so they can give even bigger Tax cuts to Billionaires ?
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Six Gator
01:33 PM on 04/27/2012
NO!...but the alternative is paying more in taxes, so...its looking like a push. At least for "my $"...

Now, more rugulators and red tape might mean more jobs?, but I'm not totally convinced about that. The "other" side would just say lessening regulation will ALSO create more jobs so.....what to do?!?!!?
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vonbek
Forget revolution we need evolution
02:01 PM on 04/27/2012
yea, like we loosened regulation on banks, how did that growth creating jobs, or the tax cuts we been doing since the 1980's to create jobs, so since we have gone from the highest tax rate being 70% down to the current 35% on labor and 15% on capital gains where are the jobs, oh we have to cut taxes down to 0% for them to create jobs right?
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mlaiuppa
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02:44 PM on 04/27/2012
Not your dollars. Why should they über wealthy get tax breaks so that your health can be put in danger?

Get rid of the tax breaks for the rich.

And keep the health regulations, which have nothing to do with taxes. That's just a Republican lie of misdirection to justify their greed.
01:09 PM on 04/27/2012
There is more to this cow going mad than the USDA, FDA, and the article are telling us. Even cow are going mad... holy cow!!!
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03:12 PM on 04/27/2012
This disease is apparently easily transmittable as all republicans catch it.
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FZliveson
Beating the Conundrum
12:52 PM on 04/27/2012
This is good news. Atypical BSE is rare and not due to risky feeding techniques.
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valeskas
catlover/book lover democrat
01:34 PM on 04/27/2012
What about the milk she gave, it could be that this milk makes people sick.
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FZliveson
Beating the Conundrum
01:42 PM on 04/27/2012
BSE is not known to pass in dairy products. However Monsanto invented Posilac (rBGH) that causes cows and people to get sick. (Monsanto spun that division off to some other corporation) Michael Taylor (the Food Safety Czar appointed by Obama) was the one who spearheaded the rGBH program at Monsanto.... Truth and a Nightmare at the same time.
02:42 PM on 04/27/2012
The prions from Atypical BSE wouldn't be present in the milk.
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cinmac
01:51 PM on 04/27/2012
If they don't know what causes it, how can they say that? And apparently calves are still fed a formula that includes blood products-a practice banned in other countries, but allowed here because it allows more profit. I have switched to organic beef and hope the producers aren't lying when they say it hasn't been fed meat tainted feed. Our government inspects so little beef that what goes on the shelf could contain almost anything.
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FZliveson
Beating the Conundrum
01:57 PM on 04/27/2012
Fanned! Certified Organic meats are a huge step in the right direction. Today's factory meat is unhealthy for sure. Absolutely spot on. They even feed cattle chicken manure!
02:44 PM on 04/27/2012
But we DO know that "feeding practices" does NOT cause Atypical BSE.

We know that it occurs spontaneously, in cattle and other livestock, in wild ruminants, and also in humans. We do not know what causes the prions to form, but we have a long list of things we know do NOT cause it.
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LindyK
12:47 PM on 04/27/2012
How do they know what is safe and what isn't? They randomly test only a very few cows. This cow was on its way to a rendering plant, but sudden lameness sent a warning. The cow obviously had the disease for some time. The USDA needs to get it's head out of it's you know where. But unil the public creates a sustained outcry, it won't happen.

Maybe the rest of the world needs to stop importing our beef. It'll be tough for a while but change will happen from that.
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mlaiuppa
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02:57 PM on 04/27/2012
Maybe we should stop eating any beef that isn't organic and humanely raised or drink any milk that isn't the same. It will be more expensive but it will cut down on our consumption (which is too high) and force change the only way Big Agra understands; money.

Unfortunately the government is still their biggest customer, buying for schools and the military. Until we can get the government also on board, nothing will change.
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03:13 PM on 04/27/2012
I drink just Almond milk, I'm pretty sure it's humanely raised.
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Enroh Mot
Veritas Lux Mea
12:45 PM on 04/27/2012
Could be one of the reasons for the rise in Alzheimer's.
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FZliveson
Beating the Conundrum
12:54 PM on 04/27/2012
No! 
BSE is a very clear-cut disease caused by readily identifiable things.
However, the influences of chemicals, steroids, medications, insecticides and Genetic engineering are bound to make us mutants before long. GET MONSANTO OUT OF OUR GOVERNMENT AND SHUT THEM DOWN.
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June25
01:29 PM on 04/27/2012
When dealt with a conundrum your solution is to simply find the nearest scapegoat.
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Vindictive
Some days I'm crazier than others.
01:57 PM on 04/27/2012
Actually, there is a growing body of evidence demonstrating a relationship between beef cattle with BSE who were not identified by government spot checks and an increase in diagnosis of "early onset Alzheimer's" in adult humans.

http://www.rense.com/general63/burger.htm

There are plenty of scholarly works available on the subject. I was told that one study of EOA patients (7000+ cases) more than 50% turned out to have Creutzfeldt-Jakob when autopsied.
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cinmac
01:56 PM on 04/27/2012
The biggest risk from eating meat is all of the antibiotics they use. It is causing a rise in antibiotic resistant germs, something that could affect anyone, even if they are vegetarian themselves. You can pick up these germs anywhere now, from a little scratch or break in your skin and they can be lethal...but hey, antibiotics fed to cattle, chickens etc apparently makes them grow faster and we all know in the USA money drives everything. So what if people die!?
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Enroh Mot
Veritas Lux Mea
02:49 PM on 04/27/2012
Everything you say is true. Pesticides are the biggest danger with vegetables. Read about the link to mad cow disease and Alzheimer's disease in a Princeton scientific paper, don't have the link, but makes sense when you thing about it, mad cow disease can stay dormant for years.
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12:41 PM on 04/27/2012
I read a statistic a few years ago that only one in 20,000 cattle in the U.S. are tested for BSE. The wonder is that any at all are discovered.
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Dnietz
politics is obsolete
01:02 PM on 04/27/2012
In Europe 100% of cows are tested.

This is the reason so many nations have outlawed the importation of meat from the USA.
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Gary H Mayer
04:29 PM on 04/27/2012
In two years, I couldn't find a beefsteak in Germany. Sure ate a lot of veal, though.
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kim moxie
people carry just 2 emotions. Love & Fear.
12:35 PM on 04/27/2012
I ( for one ) would not believe a media story. Buy local.
12:44 PM on 04/27/2012
Buying local is not going to prevent you from getting an infected cow.
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soundping
It does not require many words to speak the truth.
12:47 PM on 04/27/2012
Good point. Always buy local when possible.
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jmyoung666
12:24 PM on 04/27/2012
If you never look for it, you never find it. The US still slaughters cattle in a manner that can introduce brain and neural matter into the meat.

The US needs to test more cows.
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mlaiuppa
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03:03 PM on 04/27/2012
They need to test every cow.
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RandyMan7027
Fighting wingnuts since 1959
12:21 PM on 04/27/2012
Why wasn't every cow that was in contact with this infected one also destroyed? I thought that was the way it worked.
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FZliveson
Beating the Conundrum
12:58 PM on 04/27/2012
That certainly is the way with Aphthosa (Hoof and Mouth Disease).
And, had the cow been diagnosed with non atypical BSE, it would have come from food and they would have had to test the cows to see if they were infected. I think they did kill off a lot of cattle in Britain before though
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Dnietz
politics is obsolete
01:03 PM on 04/27/2012
Because it costs money and no politician is going to bite the hand that feeds them.
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simian sez
It's been real.
02:49 PM on 04/27/2012
...or feed the hand that elects them.
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jahzilla
No, giving me catnip was actually your idea.
12:16 PM on 04/27/2012
" New Mad Cow Details Emerge "

Let me guess . . . it first traveled here on a flight from Wasilla ?
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mariusvinchi
Saint Lucia is looking better and better every day
12:28 PM on 04/27/2012
No silly...That was a rabid dog.....
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Enroh Mot
Veritas Lux Mea
12:39 PM on 04/27/2012
No silly, it was a rabid Fox.
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robnelsong
Dire Wolfman
12:14 PM on 04/27/2012
If the Republicans defund the USDA, the NIH and the CDC, expect more stories about Mad Cow Disease and other preventable illnesses among animals and humans. If anyone thinks that agribusiness can police itself without government oversight, I have bridge to sell you in Brooklyn.
02:00 PM on 04/27/2012
Expect even fewer. With the agencies defunded do you really think the ranchers and the slaughter houses will voluntarily test and disclose?
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mlaiuppa
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03:07 PM on 04/27/2012
Exactly.

They have the money to buy the best and the safest.

They couldn't care less what cheap, diseased ¢r@p the little people have to eat.
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LunaPark
Don't believe it until it's officially denied
12:10 PM on 04/27/2012
The Government prevents testing for Mad Cow disease at the behest of the ranching lobby. In 2003, A Colorado ranch wanted to test every cow in their herd so they could export the beef to Japan and Korea. But the USDA, owners of the test, denied the request because the Ranch lobby felt if one ranch was allowed to test, then every ranch would have to. Isn't it great that government is watching out for us. Gov has our best interests in mind. Lets make government bigger.

http://www.organicconsumers.org/articles/article_1813.cfm
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Blaze Burton
Who are you to judge the way i live? I know im not
12:35 PM on 04/27/2012
so you want government to do less because its not doing enough?
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12:45 PM on 04/27/2012
The problem is that the government works those who have bought it. Support public election campaign financing.
09:04 AM on 04/27/2012
HuffPost, please choose a more appropriate photo for the story, which clearly states the affected cow was a Holstein! That picture isn't of Holsteins...
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IrieMoon
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos.
10:59 AM on 04/27/2012
I'm sure they don't even know the difference between a beef cow and a diary cow so it's not too surprising they did this.
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alexunlv
I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them.
12:05 PM on 04/27/2012
Mooo
jenniferkizzy
zombie chick
12:06 PM on 04/27/2012
one gives you dairy one gives you meat simple how stupid is this whole thing very very stupid bye
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USAGramma
No FB for me!!
12:02 PM on 04/27/2012
Not Holsteins? What are they?
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Blackspeare
12:11 PM on 04/27/2012
They're Guernseys.