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Ed52 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:07 PM
70 or 80 years ago the Supreme Court decided that anything that involved interstate commerce could be controlled by Congress. This has evolved to anything that could involve interstate commerce and has allowed the regulatory agencies to do just about anything. That's why local sale of raw milk to neighbors is treated by the FDA as equivalent of forcing a child to drink mercury, light bulb prices are outrageous and toilets commonly have to be flushed twice.
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:34 PM
Ed52... on raw milk... if you looked at the dangerous and sometimes deadly microbes within raw milk you would never drink such or want your offspring to do so. It is the elimination of these microbes via pasteurization that assures they do not kill consumers... most especially those with already compromised immune systems. Throughout history life expectancy has slowly grown from before age 30 to today's age 75. This is due to food and medical science reducing the risk of early death due to microbial pathogens... some of which are found in raw milk.
Wayne from the Hoosier state Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 12:57 PM
How many have died from raw milk?...didn't think you knew.
Texas Chris Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:50 PM
I do. 6 in the last 10 years. Confirmed cases.

Now, ask me how many people died from taking government approved prescription drugs. Go ahead. Ask me...

I like to bet on sports. Having a stake in the game, even if it's just five bucks, makes it more exciting. I also like playing poker. "Unacceptable!" say politicians in much of America. "Gambling sometimes leads to 'addiction,' destitute families!"

Well, it can.

So politicians ban it. It's why we no longer see a poker game in the back of bars. Half the states even ban poker between friends -- though they rarely enforce that.

After banning things, politicians' second favorite activity is granting special privileges to a few people who do those same things -- so big casinos flourish, and most...