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Willy-N    Posted 12-31-2003 at 16:58:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
100,000 people die from doctors mistakes each year, untold many die from car wrecks, Fox News just said 300,000 die each year from being over weight, I don't no how many die from cigs but it is supposed to be a lot, add that to all the other things people are dieing from each year and the Mad Cow thing seems so small in comparison it strange! They find a cow with it and all the regs are now changed, billions of dollars are lost, ranchers & farmers are put out of business, people are worried to death it might happen to them but with so many other ways to die it seems like this problem should be on the bottom of the list and the other ones should get the media blast. What is going on?? Mark H.


Lazy al    Posted 12-31-2003 at 17:19:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
On CBS last night , they were showing some pretty sick looking cows at the slaughter house . I bet we been eating the stuff for quite a while .
Worked at a slaughter house for four years back in the fifty's . Killed pigs in the afternoons and cut up that bunch the next morning . Only seen the inspector make them throw away one pig in four years . He poured kerosene on it so it couldn't be used .
Al


ret    Posted 12-31-2003 at 19:10:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
I don't know what and where you worked, but as I said in a post awhile back, worked at Rath Packing
co in mid fifties. There were govt. men everywhere. Drop a ham on the floor without washing it off and if it was put back on the table, he tagged the whole table. then, they all got washed. If after the cleanup crew washed down the coolers and he went through and seen small scraps of meat on the floor, it was tagged and nothing was removed till it was cleaned up. EVERY beef head was examined by a govt inspector as it passed on the line, and it was looked at very closely. All the guts were dropped on a stainless tray and examined by another govt inspector. If there was diseased organs on the tray, it was splashed with purple dye and DUMPED in the cookers. The whole tray full. If the line stopped for any reason for over 30 or so minutes, all hogs that were dead but not gutted were tanked We are talking about hundreds of animals at a time. Figure it out yourselve, generally 660 a hour with hogs. When meat that was to be tanked was trucked to the cookers, a govt. man went with the load to make sure it WAS tanked.Every load had a govt seal on it, and I know of no instance where someone would remove it. you were fired . period.
Contrast that with a small locker or plant that had next to no inspections done and certainly no
inspectors on the job daily. Your meat had to under the control of the owner, and what makes anyone think they are any more honest than a lot of business men.After all, they kill a very limited number of animals daily, compared to maybe 10,000 hogs at a major plant. Also, I can't ever remember a case of any kind of disease being traced to the packing plant. Maybe it has changed since then, but I know how it was at the largest packing house under one roof in the world at that time. Too bad it went under in the 80s, like so many of the big ones did.
Sorry for the ranting, but this is how it was in ALL the big meat packers in the older days
REt




George    Posted 12-31-2003 at 17:12:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
It's all about picking your own kind of death as apposed to having the meat producers cram it down your throat. Answear your question?
Again, a Happy New year to all, and, to all a good night. Seeeeeeya on the 1st.


sid    Posted 12-31-2003 at 17:48:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Stuff happens every where and in all walks of life. No body is trying to cram anything down anybody's throat. If the meat packers are such mean evil SOBS that some people here and other places have tried to make them out to be why didn't they just keep their mouth shut instead of trying to fix things. Why did the media jump on this and let other more hazardous things go unreported?


Willy-N    Posted 12-31-2003 at 18:02:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
That is what I am talking about. Even the Flu is killing lots of people and so does the Vacine sometimes along with medications, aspirns, peanuts, bad water ect and the Mad Cow has not even done that yet here in the USA that I know of. They need to get there pirotys right and report the real problems. They could have delt with the Mad Cow with out all the hype. Mark H.


Maggie/TX    Posted 12-31-2003 at 20:36:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mark,
What you see on the TV news is just hype! They get off on any kind of news they can twist up into something sensational, that's what their job is all about. If there's not any "news" that they can make into something exciting, they are out of a job.

Living leads to dying, every which way you cut it. We will all die someday. I want to enjoy this life while I can, which means I will eat and drink and smoke what I like while I am able. When I die, I want to know the difference!

Happy New Year! I hope this coming year is your best one yet! :)


Willy-N    Posted 12-31-2003 at 22:13:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Great attitude! Happy New Year! Mark H.


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