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  •  Food safety is another counter example (3+ / 0-)
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    CwV, splashy, WakeUpNeo

    Food poisoning is very rare. Most people consume food at least 3 times per day and the incidence of known poisonings is exceedingly small. Yet we invest significant public resources to have in place a network that can quickly trace the source, when outbreaks of food-borne illnesses occur.

    Why?

    Look at the alternative - See Europe, E.coli, and how it took months and months, far too many deaths, spoiled international trade, before they were able to ensure that contaminated products were withdrawn from market.

    Public confidence in the safety of the food supply, is important for consumers as well as for all those who grow, make, and distribute food and food products.

    When are gun owners going to recognize that their RKBA depends on public safety, actual public safety, and stop pretending that gun control should only focus on urban criminal use of guns?

    "They did not succeed in taking away our voice" - Angelique Kidjo - Opening the Lightning In a Bottle concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York City - 2003

    by LilithGardener on Sun Aug 04, 2013 at 09:43:11 AM PDT

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    •  Or car-seat safety (3+ / 0-)
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      LilithGardener, 88kathy, Miggles

      Earlier this year, when Russia ended all adoptions by Americans as part of of its tit for tat over the Magnitsky case, some pro-adoption commentators sneered dismissively at the Russians citing the dozen or so of their orphans who have died in the care of the American families who have adopted them. They compared it to the 20,000 successful adoptions over the same period.

      Well, as those of us who had, been trying to call attention to this for a while responded, a car seat that killed 17 out of 20,000 kids who sat in it does not get an A. It gets recalled.

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