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  •  Pork: probably tracing disease outbreaks. (3+ / 0-)
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    •  From the guide: (4+ / 0-)
      Health Concerns, National/International: Includes articles on national and international outbreaks of infectious diseases and recalls of food or other items deemed dangerous to the public health
      As yuckity yuck as it seems, this is probably what the government should be doing.  They're not trying to catch terrorists with stuff like weather monitoring, they're trying to help when there are disease outbreaks, weather emergencies, etc.

      I guess there's nothing wrong w/ getting a chuckle out of this stuff, but I think it plays too closely to the "black helicopter" RW framing, as if everything Big Government does is aimed at hurting people.

      •  But I'm a public health professional! (4+ / 0-)

        Man, they are probably surveiling my house right now.  Better buy some tin foil.

        20 innocent children were slaughtered. The gun lobby and NRA bear responsibility and it is time to fight back! http://www.csgv.org/index.php

        by the dogs sockpuppet on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 02:12:04 PM PST

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      •  Except that you *ASS*ume your thesis, a (0+ / 0-)

        classical fallacy known as petitio principii. Critics of our food security are threats to be investigated is as legitimate an assumption as that they are double checking (with all their scientific expertise) the FDA.

        That, in its essence, is fascism--ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power. -- Franklin D. Roosevelt --

        by enhydra lutris on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 05:09:59 PM PST

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