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12/26/2003 Archived Entry: "Mad-cow paranoia"

I'M SURE IT'S COMPLETELY, ABSOLUTELY, AROUND-THE-BEND PARANOID to suspect that it's no coincidence that the U.S. gets its first case of mad cow disease (and an urgent need to trace the entire life history of an individual animal) just days after the USDA announces plans for a Draconian, federally run nationwide tracking system for all livestock (which just happens to be a natural trial run for a future people-tracking system). It's completely flip-oid to imagine that that anybody would engineer a huge scare to sell the virtues of a system that folks might otherwise be suspicious about.

Yeah, completely whack-job, padded-cell paranoid. Don't go there.

Posted by Claire @ 03:13 PM CST

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