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  •  Farmers have always lived with FMD (0+ / 0-)

    http://tmh.floonet.net/...

    A few years ago, the UK gov labelled a few cases of FMD an "epidemic" and overran the countryside, terrorizing farmers and their families and killing seven million animals that were mostly healthy. The UK gov almost destroyed farming. A lot of farmers took their own lives.

    "I'm from the government and I'm here to help you"  - pfft.

    •  A photo of just one animal funeral pyre (0+ / 0-)

      Farmers in the UK got neither transparency nor honesty from their government as the "outbreak" Foot and Mouth Disease.
      http://www.visitcumbria.com/...

      There were hundreds, because the government did not know what it was doing. Just because someone who claims to be an authority or from the government says something is cause for concern does not make it so, or even true. I submit that, with fewer than 200 recorded human deaths from bird flu, we take this effort with the prespective it deserves.

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