when i first saw this i made a post down in the bbq section. it really upset me and at the time i couldn’t really figure out why. after a little reflection i came to the following conclusion but i guess the only way to explain that is to put it in a linear form;
1-wood chunks for smoking being sent to california started to need a "warning label" on them.
2-true wood burning pits (or stick burners) started being banned due to particulate output.
3- for years the govt said maragrine was good and butter was bad.
4-meat packers are on the honor system for the prevention of e-coli.
5-spinach farmers being warned a year a go about water supplies that were being used.
the whole thing is like a bad dream from 1984.
the worst part of the dream is that the vast majority of the people don’t even care they just follow like a flock of braying sheep.
one thing i amazed by though is i grew up in the 50’s. i can remember when the polio vaccine came out. man that was great. we could go out and play with our friends again since the previous summer we were all kept inside during the scares. i laid in the hospital for 4 months with rheumatic fever since they didn’t have the antibiotics they have now to kill something as simple as strep throat. how in the hell did guys make it to my age??? better than that how did my parents make it to their age and they are still going.
i guess my biggest fear is we are giving up freedom of choice. even bad choices beat no choices. and it is all being done in the name of protection.
ps. and i hope that this is taken in the humorus vein that it is given in but everytime the government tells me they are concerned in my safety i just remember being drafted in 1969. man thanks that was safe!!!!! i so appreciate the concern.[:o)]