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Old 01-02-2004, 11:36 PM   #21
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im wondering how they found the mad cow?
they obviously dont test each cow... so it just so happens that this one cow got tested and it turned positive?
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Old 01-02-2004, 11:38 PM   #22
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My point is, that'* the bad news, what about the good news? Like the small percentage of total US beef it has been discovered in, and the number of people that were infected with previous outbreaks and whatnot...they are LOW. Don't remember exactly what they were, i'll try to look it up.

The media in the United States goes for shock value. Really. Bad news sells, good news doesn't.
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I don't think the media is trying to scare anybody,....just laying out the facts.[info from USAToday]As of now,35 Countries have flat out banned US beef(how long?I don't know)including the number 1 importer,Japan($3.5 billion a year).The repercussion to the beef industry is ALready taking a toll,...about 90 million pounds of beef were heading to the Pacific Rim countries when the ban was imposed,..the beef,valued at about $200 million,is stalled at foreign ports.150,000 to 200,000 'downer'cows a year are slaughtered in the US(a fraction of the 35 million US cattle slaughtered each year)....but how many of those had some stage of Mad Cow Disease??..who knows??...Call it trivial?...call it fluff?,.....stick around,this whole deal will get a lot worse,before it gets better........
Can't you see the undertone even in that "story"?? Terms such as "flat out banned", "stalled at foreign ports", "imposed"...Those words invoke within the reader a sense of nationalistic unrest. What will make the reader feel better? Point the finger. Lay blame. How does the media make their money? By feeding it. And that'* actually the least inducive story that I've read.
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I don't care, myself. I'm gonna eat my beef, dammit!! And I can't wait til the prices come down because they got more than they can sell.

Man didn't fight his way to the top of the food chain for nothing!!
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I don't care, myself. I'm gonna eat my beef, dammit!! And I can't wait til the prices come down because they got more than they can sell.


Hell, yeah!!...

I'm right with ya, buddy!!
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Besides, how much "madder" could I get??
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Old 01-03-2004, 01:58 AM   #27
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LOL! I agree with MOS and truewildman! If they'll still sell it, i'll still eat it!!! Freedom of meat!!

Also i couldn't get any madder either
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Also i couldn't get any madder either
It'* in my name...


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