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GCP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 07:38 AM
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US Battle Worldwide Fallout from Mad Cow Disease

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=578&e=1...

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U.S. Battles Worldwide Fallout from Mad Cow Case
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By Randy Fabi

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States battled the fallout on Wednesday from its first case of mad cow disease as the world's leading importers slapped bans on American beef and nervous investors punished fast-food giant McDonald's.


In a huge blow for the $27 billion U.S. cattle industry, Japan and South Korea (news - web sites), the top two buyers of U.S. beef, swiftly halted imports along with Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Russia, Ukraine and South Africa.


U.S. Agriculture Secretary Ann Veneman urged Americans not to panic, saying the risk to their health was extremely low.


"I plan to serve beef for my Christmas dinner," she said.

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I remember the British Agricultural Secretary saying something very similar at the beginning of the Mad Cow epidemic over there.

The idiot gave his daughter a hamburger to eat as a photo-op.

Unbelievable.


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cosmicdot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:30 AM
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1. odd that Ann had been paraded out on the eve of (pre-) the MCD news
Edited on Wed Dec-24-03 08:35 AM by cosmicdot
I thought it was because we were a year away from an election, and she hadn't had much face time with the public ....

we've known that Ms. Monsanto was 'there', but not a household name ... but, a corporate staple ... that may change now ...

just a day or two ago, the lounge had a thread about the spike in beef prices ...
... perhaps it was sort of a hedge? ... someone had inside info, maybe???

... so, Ann is serving "beef" ... she didn't say she was serving USDA non-organic beef from the local supermarket? it could be organic from New Zealand???

what's she been doing the last 3 years?

Ag Secretary Predicts Mad Cow Case 'Isolated'

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Benhurst Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:34 AM
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2. I think you are being a bit hard on Ann Veneman.
Edited on Wed Dec-24-03 08:35 AM by Benhurst
She may be on to something with her "I plan to serve beef" statement.

The White House should follow suit, making an announcement it will serve only beef as an entre. Little Tony Blair can fly over here and scarf down hamburgers with Dubya, providing The Leader with yet another great photo-op.

Laura can lead the nation in a "Mad About Beef" campaign, taking to the road to eat at hamburger stands, surrounded by adoring little people, selected in advance by the Secret Service.

Just like everything else, there's nothing in this crisis that can't be cured with a Rovian spin, given a little help from the corporate press.


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2cents Donating Member (522 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:57 AM
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6. lol..
...but given that mad cow has to do with brain erosion, I don't think they would want "Dopey" to be a poster-boy for the beef industry.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 10:02 AM
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11. I want to see the whole damn crew march into a micky dees and order up...
...1/4 pounders for all. That will set everyones mind at ease. I hope one of our candidates suggests this. Call their bluff.

Don

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are_we_united_yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 10:44 AM
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13. Maybe * could follow suit and eat a Mad Mooburger?
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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:37 AM
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3. Oh this is going to be huge
I saw this last night and was shocked. This could be disastrous to the beef industry.

Cars
Steel
Beef
what's left?
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NashVegas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:45 AM
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4. Considering the Previous Freak-Outs, Yah
..
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 11:24 AM
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16. Wow, ironic, huh?
They voted for the little vonce, didn't they?

And those industries beefed up his campaign fund, didn't they?

And he's screwing them just like everybody else, isn't he?

I know vengeance is the Lord's, but how often do you get to see him run with the option?
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lebkuchen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 08:52 AM
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5. Doing battle...
what the US does best.
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candy331 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 09:54 AM
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7. Wow we have another war

war on terror
war on drugs
war on obesity
war on beef

war on, war on, war on,

Is this going to affect the great numbers on the economy?

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are_we_united_yet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 09:56 AM
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8. THIS IS ALL BILL CLINTON's FAULT!!!!!
Too late freepers we beat ya to it. Nah nah nah nah nah.
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 09:59 AM
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9. Veneman should get on the ball
and make an effort to set standards for beef raising and handling instead of a 'who me,why worry' attitude. She should be reassuring us that she will do something to prevent the spread of this debilitating disease.
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DuctapeFatwa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 10:00 AM
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10. Mexico, Australia, and Chile have now banned US beef
Edited on Wed Dec-24-03 10:02 AM by DuctapeFatwa
http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/reuters20031224_241.ht...

http://abcnews.go.com/wire/World/reuters20031224_228.ht...

on edit, this is addition to Malaysia, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Russia, Taiwan, did I leave any out?
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leesa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 10:40 AM
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12. Ain't deregulation grand?
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lumpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 10:53 AM
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14. You nailed it, leesa
Thanks to Reagan, deregulation was esculated. Started out with Savings & Loan industry scandals in the 60s and the gradual deregulation of banking in the US which led to industrial deregulation. The Republican dream came true. One of the most devistating US economical events of the century. Revenge against FDR's policy regulations.
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Character Assassin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 10:57 AM
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15. Please tie this to specific deregulation
Instead of mouthing empty slogans.

Thanks.
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SOS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 02:11 PM
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19. Empty slogans?
"The US scrapie eradication program was dismantled in 1983 deregulation under Reagan so only lamb and mother, female line within flock were slaughtered, source flock ignored, causing disease incidence to soar and become established and widespread across 39 states according to Hadlow, JAVMA 196 1676 1990."

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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 11:39 AM
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17. Israel bans U.S. beef liver imports after mad cow fears
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truthseeker1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-24-03 01:48 PM
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18. What comes around goes around
It was inevitable. Serves the industry and the administration right since they covered up the fact that the "Canadian" mad cow was actually from Great Falls, Montana, USA!!!!!

I'm not happy about this, but that coverup pissed me off.

By the way, "Fast Food Nation" by Eric Schlosser is an excellent eye-opening read and reveals the horrors that exist in the beef and meat-packing industry. I highly recommend it.
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