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  •  For adults fine. When they inflict their ideology (5+ / 0-)

    on their kids, that's something else. We going to have to see much more disease before these knuckleheads get it.

    “The first principle [in science] is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” Richard Feynman

    by the fan man on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 03:42:47 AM PDT

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    •  You can't protect other people's kids from (4+ / 0-)
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      everything to that level. I see one year olds drinking diet coke and all kinds of other things I find inappropriate and/or inadvisable. But even though I did not give my one-year-old diet coke, I don't think it helps to make it against the law.

      I think the number of parents who will pay $10 a gallon for raw milk through a cowshare is vanishingly small.

      Better to spend our energy making sure everyone's kid has health insurance, or ensuring that ground beef is clean of super-nasty e coli. We'll save more kids that way.

      Fry, don't be a hero! It's not covered by our health plan!

      by elfling on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 09:03:16 AM PDT

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      •  I live in dairy country, there are a enough (4+ / 0-)
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        people I see who want their kids to have raw milk to make me queasy. Kids can get deathly ill from raw milk diseases, some have died. It's just very, very small scale, so we see less impact. There is nothing inherently safe about milk, raw milk especially. Cows infected with diseases we're concerned with can be asymtomatic, farmers can't tell.  I really don't understand the perspective of a parent who would treat their kid to raw milk but recoil from offering them a fast food burger. In a society that has beaten back disease on this one food front, it's just insanity to march backward.

        “The first principle [in science] is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.” Richard Feynman

        by the fan man on Mon Mar 26, 2012 at 09:27:50 AM PDT

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