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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace by Harry Elmer Barnes

This book is a critical survey and appraisal of the development of American foreign policy during the Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt and of its results, as they have affected the course of world history, the national interest of the United States, and the welfare of its citizens.

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, Harry Elmer Barnes, Editor, The Caxton Printers, Ltd.; 1st Edition edition (1953) read online or buy for $106.30 on amazon.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Feds forbid farm testing for mad cow

As someone who still relishes a juicy tenderloin now and then -- or a cheeseburger from Dotty Dumplings -- I wish I could trust the U.S. Department of Agriculture when it says it's taken all the necessary steps to prevent a mad cow disease outbreak in this country.
But having closely observed the agency for several years now -- and noticing how it always seems to put economics ahead of public health -- I've concluded that it can't be trusted. So while I know the odds of contracting the human form of mad cow are less than slim, I haven't sunk my teeth into a tenderloin or beef of any kind since a slaughtered Holstein with mad cow disease was discovered in Washington state four months ago.

And I doubt I'll be eating beef any time soon after reading about the USDA's latest suspicious move: refusing to allow Creekstone Farms, a small Kansas beef producer, to test all of its cattle for mad cow disease.

To take such a drastic step, the USDA insists, isn't scientifically warranted. Besides, it would set a bad precedent.

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