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Mad Cow Case Confirmed in California
Yahoo ^ | 4/24/2012 | Puenga Vongs

Posted on 04/24/2012 1:16:55 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The United States Department of Agriculture confirmed Tuesday that it found a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in a dairy cow from central California.

The infected cow was found as part of a "targeted surveillance system," says John Clifford, the USDA's chief veterinary officer. This is the nation's fourth confirmed case of the ailment commonly known as mad cow disease.

"The animal was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so it at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health. Additionally, milk does not transmit BSE," Clifford added.

The animal tested positive for atypical BSE, a very rare form of the disease not generally associated with an animal consuming infected feed.

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1 posted on 04/24/2012 1:16:57 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

California? I thought Boxer and Feinstein were in Washington, DC.


2 posted on 04/24/2012 1:18:51 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: nickcarraway

I didn’t know Michele Obama was in California.


3 posted on 04/24/2012 1:19:35 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: nickcarraway
Mad Cow claims 1st victim. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
4 posted on 04/24/2012 1:21:47 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: nickcarraway

But the TV commercials tell me all the cows in Cali are happy.... this can’t be that there’s a mad one...


5 posted on 04/24/2012 1:22:07 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: nickcarraway

6 posted on 04/24/2012 1:23:51 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: nickcarraway

And she's STILL pissed, too!!

7 posted on 04/24/2012 1:24:05 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: Signalman

Damn you Damn you to hell!

My eyes my eyes.


8 posted on 04/24/2012 1:25:15 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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To: nickcarraway

Press release here: http://www.ksee24.com/news/local/USDA-Reports-Case-of-Mad-Cow-Disease-in-Central-California-Dairy-Cow-148747615.html


9 posted on 04/24/2012 1:26:44 PM PDT by Drago
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To: GOP Poet
"I didn’t know Michele Obama was in California."

I think you're confusing a mad cow with a angry sow.

10 posted on 04/24/2012 1:27:39 PM PDT by jiminycricket000 (MO)
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To: GOP Poet
"I didn’t know Michele Obama was in California."

I think you're confusing a mad cow with a angry sow.

11 posted on 04/24/2012 1:27:39 PM PDT by jiminycricket000 (MO)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Beat me to it.


12 posted on 04/24/2012 1:28:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? You're really that dense? Really?)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

That is mean, inflammatory,and inappropiate and an apology is due. What did cows do to deserve to be associated with Barbara Boxer?


13 posted on 04/24/2012 1:34:43 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: nickcarraway

I have seen the commercial... California cows are happy cows.


14 posted on 04/24/2012 1:34:43 PM PDT by Never on my watch (I'd rather light a candle than curse the flatulence.)
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To: GOP Poet

That didn’t take long.


15 posted on 04/24/2012 1:36:29 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: jiminycricket000

I would call Rosie the sow. I have some and know what they are like.


16 posted on 04/24/2012 1:37:29 PM PDT by taterjay
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To: nickcarraway
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"They used to only allow
happy cows in Cali.

We made sure they changed that."

17 posted on 04/24/2012 1:43:08 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: nickcarraway

But the TV commercials say that California cows are HAPPY, not MAD.


18 posted on 04/24/2012 1:46:38 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: nickcarraway
I expected this to be a Semmens piece on Pelosi.
19 posted on 04/24/2012 1:48:56 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (If Barack has a memory like a steel trap, why can't he remember what the Constitution says?)
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20 posted on 04/24/2012 1:56:38 PM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: nickcarraway
The infected cow was found as part of a "targeted surveillance system,"

Ok, so they knew it was there but did nothing. Do they know where and how it got the disease and what are they doing to prevent the spread? How many others are on this "targeted surveillance system" that they're not telling us about?

"The animal was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so it at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health

Well, seems like that government program was a MAJOR FAIL since it did transfer to a human. So, can we "assume" this was the farmer or a surveillance worker who got the disease or who was it? How did the person get it? If they didn't eat it, then how was the disease transferred? From manure? From touch? Has it turned airborne?

21 posted on 04/24/2012 1:56:48 PM PDT by bgill
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To: nickcarraway

I think they are mad that the Democrats are ruining their home state.


22 posted on 04/24/2012 2:01:26 PM PDT by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class!)
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To: bgill

The cow had the disease, not a human.


23 posted on 04/24/2012 2:07:05 PM PDT by eastforker (Don't be ornery for Romney, instead Root for Newt!)
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24 posted on 04/24/2012 2:07:14 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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To: bgill
The disease wasn't passed to a human. It was found in the cow.

The infected cow was found as part of a "targeted surveillance system,"

NOW you know why ODrama is using drones in the skies.... protection against the Mad Cow malady. Would I lie?

25 posted on 04/24/2012 2:09:01 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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I thought they were talking about Rachel Maddow.

Cheers...Chris


26 posted on 04/24/2012 2:23:33 PM PDT by Moose47 (Cooper's photo)
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To: nickcarraway

Bring back Pink Slime....at least they treated it.....


27 posted on 04/24/2012 2:48:27 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Check my profile page for the FReeper Online Cookbook 2011)
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To: bgill
My understanding is that in order to get the disease from cows involves eating portions the spine and brain that contain certain prions associated with the disease.

Anybody know if that is correct?

28 posted on 04/24/2012 2:50:27 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: Red Badger

Mad Cow Patient Zero.


29 posted on 04/24/2012 3:21:29 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Never on my watch
I have seen the commercial... California cows are happy cows.

California cows are gay.

30 posted on 04/24/2012 3:23:22 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: nickcarraway

“Diet for a New America” by John Robbins. Read this book to find out what else is in beef.


31 posted on 04/24/2012 3:29:12 PM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: bgill

It didn’t transfer to a human. In fact the disease has NEVER transferred to a human. Like all the cannibalistic diseases it doesn’t jump species.


32 posted on 04/24/2012 3:30:59 PM PDT by discostu (I did it 35 minutes ago)
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To: muglywump

(It is BS that the name/location of the rendering plant is not disclosed.)


33 posted on 04/24/2012 3:32:19 PM PDT by muglywump (Seven days without laughter makes one weak.)
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To: muglywump

I suspect this is all part of the progressives’ plan to collapse agriculture. Start rumors about food safety would seem to be Step 2. (Step 1 involves the Obamacare intrusions into agriculture.)


34 posted on 04/24/2012 3:45:49 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: USNBandit
My understanding is that in order to get the disease from cows involves eating portions the spine and brain that contain certain prions associated with the disease.

or meat products contaminated by infected spine and brain.

"Bovine spongiform encephalopathy caused variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, most probably through adulteration of cooked meat products with mechanically recovered meat contaminated by compressed spinal cord and paraspinal ganglia
35 posted on 04/24/2012 4:36:50 PM PDT by khelus
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To: bgill
Well, seems like that government program was a MAJOR FAIL since it did transfer to a human.

How in He** did you come up with that? Where is the clue in this article that it "transferred" to a human. Is there a secret code?

"The animal was never presented for slaughter for human consumption, so it at no time presented a risk to the food supply or human health

Where does it say that it transferred to a human? I've read it over several times and can't find that tid-bit.

36 posted on 04/24/2012 5:25:50 PM PDT by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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