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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

WASHINGTON | Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:48pm EDT


(Reuters) - The United States Department of Agriculture was holding a press conference on Tuesday as rumors that a case of mad cow disease was discovered in California sent live cattle futures tumbling.

The spokesman declined to comment on the topic of the briefing. The contents of the briefing are embargoed until 3 p.m. ET.

Live cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange fell by as much as the 3-cent-per-lb daily limit on Tuesday on fund liquidation and selling stemming from the rumors.

http://www.reuters.c...E83N14L20120424

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:25 PM

Mad-Cow Case Confirmed in Central California, USDA Says

By Alan Bjerga - Apr 24, 2012 2:14 PM CT

http://www.bloomberg...-usda-says.html

The first U.S. case of mad cow disease in six years has been found in a dairy cow in central California, John Clifford, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief veterinarian, told reporters today in a briefing in Washington.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

Actually, I've heard Mad Cow has been in the US for ages. More often than not, it is misdiagnosed as Alzheimer's (which would explain the huge upswing in Alzheimer's in the US).

They just don't want to scare the cattle the populace or damage the profits beef industry.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:31 PM

Mad cow has been here since at least the mid-80's.

Throw that in with "Lipitor" and other brain eating "cholesterol fighting medications" and you have an older population of

boobs and ninnies.

And it's getting worse.

Hey...but you gotta watch your cholesterol levels!

Right?

:lol:

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:43 PM

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a known prion disease and I've been reading quite a bit about Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and autism being a possible prion disease. I know of someone who died of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease about two years ago and I believe she's at the head of a wave. Think pink slime
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:44 PM

View PostDoBee DoBee Do, on 24 April 2012 - 02:43 PM, said:

Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease is a known prion disease and I've been reading quite a bit about Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and autism being a possible prion disease. I know of someone who died of Variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease about two years ago and I believe she's at the head of a wave. Think pink slime

Yup.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

Kuru's been around for centuries.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:51 PM

View PostDoctor Doom, on 24 April 2012 - 02:48 PM, said:

Kuru's been around for centuries.

Agreed. However it's easier to spread to a much larger portion of the population through corporate farming and packaged foods.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:55 PM

37 different cows go into one hamburger patty these days.

Talk about spreading it around... :damned:

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:55 PM

View PostDoBee DoBee Do, on 24 April 2012 - 02:51 PM, said:

View PostDoctor Doom, on 24 April 2012 - 02:48 PM, said:

Kuru's been around for centuries.

Agreed. However it's easier to spread to a much larger portion of the population through corporate farming and packaged foods.

Easier than trying to promote cannibalism. Except for the very highest tier.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 02:57 PM

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 03:00 PM

Chernobyl disaster - 26 April 1986

Time line -

Chernobyl disaster - 26 April 1986

Mad Cow Disease UK - November 1986

http://en.wikipedia....rnobyl_disaster

http://www.farming.c...ws/article/6280
Fallout from the Chernobyl meltdown in 1986 contaminated the land on 10,000 UK farms, including 334 in north Wales. Rainfall following the disaster contaminated the land in parts of the UK.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:15 PM

View PostGrump, on 24 April 2012 - 02:55 PM, said:

37 different cows go into one hamburger patty these days.

Talk about spreading it around... :damned:

I watched a TV news segment on pink slime not long ago and they said as many as 100+ different cows could be in your ground beef.

They were advising people to get their beef from local farms who aren't a part of the pink slime chain.

I suspect mad cow has been around for a long time. As long as they don't test for it they don't have to report positive results and can truthfully say they've had no indication of mad cow in the beef supply.