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My personal obsession with prion diseases with smidges of music I like and rescue dog advocacy from a disabled Oregonian.


Song in my head: Money... it's a hit...Don't give me that do goody good bullshit.....Pink Floyd

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~I Brake for Birds~

From an email I received today:

This is a short poem made up entirely of actual
quotations from George W. Bush. These have been
arranged, only for aesthetic purposes, by Washington
Post writer, Richard Thompson. A wonderful
Haiku poem like this is too good not to share.


I think we all agree, the past is over.
This is still a dangerous world.
It's a world of madmen and uncertainty
And potential mental losses.

Rarely is the question asked
Is our children learning?
Will the highways of the Internet
Become more few?

How many hands have I shaked?
They misunderestimate me.
I am a pitbull on the pantleg of opportunity.

I know that the human being
And the fish can coexist.
Families is where our nation finds hope,
Where our wings take dream.

Put food on your family!
Knock down the tollbooth!
Vulcanize society!
Make the pie higher!
Make the pie higher!

(Pass this on. Help cure mad Cowboy disease in
the next election!)

Speaking of mad cowboy diseases.......

Mad cow scare delays disposal of dead cattle

The fear of deadly prions has caused carcasses to pile up and rendering charges to increase.
A single case of mad cow disease has cast a shadow of toxic uncertainty over cattle carcasses, creating ground pollution concerns and increasing disposal costs.

The December discovery of an infected Washington state Holstein eliminated export markets for beef and caused a pile-up of cattle byproducts made by renderers. That has decreased renderers' demand and left dairy farmers looking for new places -- such as landfills and compost piles -- to send carcasses. |link|


The health consequences are unknown. No one understands the potential risks of ground water or crop compost contamination from decomposing cattle -- and possibly mad cow's brain-destroying proteins.

Perhaps they can take the cow carcasses to Hanford.

(The centrally located site [Hanford] is the most grossly contaminated area in North America and possible the world. This area was used for chemical separation of plutonium from fuel rods irradiated in the nine production reactors). |link|

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