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(Delish)   Scariest what-if about the government shut down? The FDA. "We would've had no staff whatsoever but totally could've inspected food from Japan for radiation"   (delish.com) divider line 50
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2011-04-11 06:03:33 PM
Subby, just curious, do you know what quotation marks mean?

FTFA: In the case of a government shutdown, Food Safety News reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that "essential personnel," which includes Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) inspectors, would be kept in service.

Reading comprehension is hard.
 
2011-04-11 06:14:41 PM
That is not the scarist "what-if" scenario regarding this issue. The fact is, shutting down our government is now a necessary evil needed to prevent Obama from executing his secretive agenda that he has planned for America. If we shut down our government until 2012, when we can install a Republican President and Congress and restore fiscal, social, and political responsibility to our great nation, then we can prevent a domestic disaster that has the potential to spark a global catastrophe. As far as "what-if" scenarios, what will be the economic fallout if Obama and Bernanke at the Federal Reserve continue their childish spending spree, while they tax and spend us all deeper into a recession and sell most of our domestic economy to the Communist Chinese? We must shut down our government to prevent Obama and the Liberals from causing a complete social, political, and economic collapse of America by causing food prices to skyrocket, thereby inducing food riots and all out chaos like that seen in Egypt and Libya.

If our government is not prevented form functioning until 2012 when we remove Obama and the shadow socialist politicians from Congress, we will end up eating rice everyday like the Communist Chinese, drinking milk out of bags like the Canadians with their Socialized health care, and speaking a mixture of English and Chinese like in the hit science-fiction program Firefly, now on the Science Channel. So if you want to be drinking bagged milk like the Canadians as we wait for the economic collapse on December 22nd, 2010, then you might as well put down your water pipes and acoustic guitars and take a shower and get a haircut and go out and vote for your Messiah once again in 2012. Then we can all live in a world where we survive in small, tight-knit communities built around the ruins of our America following the nuclear holocaust, as we use bottlecaps for barter currency because paper money was better used as wallpaper and bathroom stationary, and our metal curency has been irradiated.

This is our future if we do not force a government shut down immediately. Our childrens' childrens' children's welfare is at stake. I do not want my great great grandchild forced to live underground in a Vault because the surface has been scorched by the fires of nuclear apocalypse, all because President Obama thought it would be fashionable to experiment with Marxism in America.
 
2011-04-11 07:24:48 PM
HerpaDerpaDoo
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2011-04-11 07:25:38 PM
HerpaDerpaDoo: That is not the scarist "what-if" scenario.....



golfclap
 
2011-04-11 07:46:09 PM
www.ripten.com
 
2011-04-11 07:48:28 PM
Look at it this way: you have sped up the packaging process.

/I know I know
 
2011-04-11 07:54:07 PM
The FDA doesn't do jack since Dubya gutted it anyway.
 
2011-04-11 07:55:06 PM
HerpaDerpaDoo just made it to my favorites, third time today I have gotten angry before realizing the viewpoint.
 
2011-04-11 07:55:30 PM

Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling: The FDA doesn't do jack since Dubya gutted it anyway.


The FDA did nothing ever since Regan infested it with Capitalists.
 
2011-04-11 07:56:19 PM
Obama proved to be just as weak as predicted, the Republican Party stonewalled, knowing he could not force a vote, backed him into a corner, and to avoid the problems brought on by the shutdown, forcing him into every single concession he was against, just to avoid the media meltdown that would have jeopardized his re-election campaign. I really thought he had a chance, but when he lost the congressional majority, he was doomed.
 
2011-04-11 07:59:18 PM
Whatever.

/didn't rtfa
 
2011-04-11 07:59:52 PM
Yeah, it's recycled, but it says so much about the world today.

i2.photobucket.com
 
2011-04-11 07:59:53 PM

Kirk's_Toupee: Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling: The FDA doesn't do jack since Dubya gutted it anyway.

The FDA did nothing ever since Regan infested it with Capitalists.


Well, they managed to ban Alar even though more people get cancer from vitamin deficiencies caused by higher fresh fruit and produce costs than would have from Alar...
 
2011-04-11 08:02:39 PM
Only because right now we're not exactly importing metric ass-tons of food from earthquake- and tsunami-torn Japan, you know?
 
2011-04-11 08:03:00 PM
Did SUBBY read the farking article?
 
2011-04-11 08:07:06 PM

likesass: Obama proved to be just as weak as predicted, the Republican Party stonewalled, knowing he could not force a vote, backed him into a corner, and to avoid the problems brought on by the shutdown, forcing him into every single concession he was against, just to avoid the media meltdown that would have jeopardized his re-election campaign. I really thought he had a chance, but when he lost the congressional majority, he was doomed.


I read some article today that was titled "What happened to our Obabma?" He's projected such a weak and ineffectual image of himself and has really not shown much power compared to Dubya, if the Republicans actually had a decent candidate to run against Obama, I think Obama would lose. Although I think the Republicans would never fully support a Mormon, Romney could give Obama a run for his money. He's more of a successful businessman than Trump, and unlike Palin, Romney has also successfully governed a state.


I hate seeing Obama be such a pushover. Not that the Democrats in Congress are much help by not uniting behind him.

 
2011-04-11 08:08:16 PM

Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling: The FDA doesn't do jack since Dubya gutted it anyway.


Tell that to the company I used to work for who had enforcement auditors all up in our business for three months. Now the FDA is just waiting for them to pick back up with the shady practices they were doing before the audits so they can shut them down permanently.
 
2011-04-11 08:11:42 PM
Actually, you'd probably be surprised how many essential people are officially unessential just so the government doesn't have to pay them more.
 
2011-04-11 08:17:05 PM
I like the little bio about the author telling how her Dad fed her alcohol before she could get a chance to breastfeed.
 
2011-04-11 08:32:08 PM

Evil_ferret: I like the little bio about the author telling how her Dad fed her alcohol before she could get a chance to breastfeed.



The FDA can't stop a parent from giving their infants alcohol? Clearly they are useless and should be disbanded.
 
2011-04-11 08:34:07 PM
Remember folks: Take the expiration date divide it in half and add seven to find out the amount of seconds you can keep it after the expiration date.

/Nothing like chewy milk.
 
2011-04-11 08:43:20 PM
What's that Lassie? You say harried mothers only respond to fear for their offspring and doomsday scenarios? Let's go!
 
2011-04-11 08:45:43 PM

JustMatt: Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling: The FDA doesn't do jack since Dubya gutted it anyway.

Tell that to the company I used to work for who had enforcement auditors all up in our business for three months. Now the FDA is just waiting for them to pick back up with the shady practices they were doing before the audits so they can shut them down permanently.


Good. Finally. Dubya fired the last watchdog lawyer and forbid them from letting them stop the meat lines unless they physically SAW shiat on the meat. Didn't matter if the smell made the inspector puke. Read Molly Ivins. And, ask yourself how many E. Coli outbreaks there were in the U.S. before W?
 
2011-04-11 08:52:17 PM
The director of the FDA reportedly told her employees that if the government wanted a "shut down" then she would shut the whole FDA down. The point is not to stab her employees in the back, but show the Teabaggers what both her "essential" and "non-essential" employees do. Hey, do you think maybe they work together on important stuff? What if all the worker bees got furloughed, but the "essential" managers stayed? Or the other way around?

Keep in mind Big Pharma puts through thousands of applications for new drugs per year. You don't have to a reptilian truther to suspect they might not want the FDA to shut down. I'm not a fan of big pharma, but you got to know the whole story.
 
2011-04-11 09:08:07 PM

air_wx: Subby, just curious, do you know what quotation marks mean?

FTFA: In the case of a government shutdown, Food Safety News reports that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that "essential personnel," which includes Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) inspectors, would be kept in service.

Reading comprehension is hard.


Shut up with your facts, there's potassium iodide and tinfoil to be bought!
 
2011-04-11 09:08:32 PM
How did any of us survive the last shut down?
 
2011-04-11 09:13:06 PM

illannoyin: How did any of us survive the last shut down?


because it was not a true shut down. Although, for example, if you lost your passport in Paris you're completely farked until the government starts up again.
 
2011-04-11 09:14:38 PM
By god, how did people survive tens of thousands of years without the FDA around? It's a miracle humanity survived at all! It's not like food makers would have a vested interest in not killing people...
 
2011-04-11 09:18:08 PM
"According to the USDA website, were the shutdown to have occurred, the FDA's efforts to monitor food imports from Japan for radiation would not come to a halt or be affected."

Subby, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
 
2011-04-11 09:19:52 PM

Prysm: By god, how did people survive tens of thousands of years without the FDA around? It's a miracle humanity survived at all! It's not like food makers would have a vested interest in not killing people...


Actually, they don't really care. Their profits are all that matters, and there's a percentage of wiggle room that they can calculate lower costs at the expense of human life. That's what they're required to do by their shareholders, so I'd say the FDA is a pretty good idea.
 
2011-04-11 09:21:26 PM

Prysm: By god, how did people survive tens of thousands of years without the FDA around? It's a miracle humanity survived at all! It's not like food makers would have a vested interest in not killing people...


i54.tinypic.com

Your Blue Ribbon Select 100% Pork Sausage is now free of rats, rat poison, and the occasional employee. Thank the FDA.
 
2011-04-11 09:23:15 PM

UsikFark: illannoyin: How did any of us survive the last shut down?

because it was not a true shut down. Although, for example, if you lost your passport in Paris you're completely farked until the government starts up again.


Jason Bourne disagrees.
 
2011-04-11 09:35:48 PM

likesass: Jason Bourne disagrees.


He was completely screwed. Then he found out someone had left a trail of clues and resources for him. Most tourists don't have a Swiss bank account number stored under their skin.
 
2011-04-11 10:11:51 PM

UsikFark: illannoyin: How did any of us survive the last shut down?

because it was not a true shut down. Although, for example, if you lost your passport in Paris you're completely farked until the government starts up again.


Oh well. There's worse towns to be stuck in.
 
2011-04-11 10:46:57 PM

Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling: JustMatt: Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling: The FDA doesn't do jack since Dubya gutted it anyway.

Tell that to the company I used to work for who had enforcement auditors all up in our business for three months. Now the FDA is just waiting for them to pick back up with the shady practices they were doing before the audits so they can shut them down permanently.

Good. Finally. Dubya fired the last watchdog lawyer and forbid them from letting them stop the meat lines unless they physically SAW shiat on the meat. Didn't matter if the smell made the inspector puke. Read Molly Ivins. And, ask yourself how many E. Coli outbreaks there were in the U.S. before W?


Well, this wasn't a meat processing plant, but a medical device manufacturer. They actually got shut down in 1995 because the owner told the inspector that "no *n-word* is going to tell me how to run my company". The next day the federal marshals came in and shut them down. They ended up getting themselves opened back up but things went downhill fast again. For 8 years, they had no oversight from the government and put products out on the market that were dangerous to the patients that were the ultimate end users of the equipment we made. I like the FDA, all of my personal interaction with them has been very professional and the enforcement officers I have had to deal with have been only concerned with making sure device manufacturers put out safe medical equipment.
 
2011-04-11 10:51:07 PM
I'm starting to feel bad for Herp. His posts are always these huge walls of text, with deliberate formatting. He must not know that there's a world beyond the hyperbolic doomsday worrying. Poor guy.
 
2011-04-11 11:42:09 PM
As it is, we should be irradiating more "risky" foods like eggs & bagged salads.
 
2011-04-11 11:49:09 PM
Right, how much food do we actually get from Japan? I'd be surprised if the Pocky on our shelves is even from there.
 
2011-04-12 12:35:41 AM

UsikFark: likesass: Jason Bourne disagrees.

He was completely screwed. Then he found out someone had left a trail of clues and resources for him. Most tourists don't have a Swiss bank account number stored under their skin.


And a safety deposit box in that bank full of drugs, guns and cash in various denominations. He still would have been screwed if he'd gotten there and it had just been a Visa card with JASON A. BOURNE stamped on it.
 
2011-04-12 01:27:00 AM

Aracnix: I'm starting to feel bad for Herp. His posts are always these huge walls of text, with deliberate formatting. He must not know that there's a world beyond the hyperbolic doomsday worrying. Poor guy.


How in the WORLD could you possibly miss what Herpa was doing there?
 
2011-04-12 01:42:04 AM
WTF do we need the FDA for? If your Kobe beef steak glows in the dark, don't eat it. Problem solved. This is supposed to be difficult?
 
2011-04-12 01:46:07 AM
But the FDA said plutonium is good for my health, though.
 
2011-04-12 02:42:27 AM
Could care less about the beef from Japan. Heard it was good, but a good old fashioned Angus Ribeye will suffice. I am more concerned about whether or not I can trust where fish comes from nowadays. It may say, from California, but what they could mean is that the distribution plant is in California and they get all their fishies direct from BP. Actually, it doesn't matter to me if the FDA shuts down or not, I will never eat fish again.
 
2011-04-12 07:21:11 AM
I want my money too, but I'm not going to shoot myself in the f*cking face to get it.
 
2011-04-12 07:36:56 AM
Those republican fought so hard to let the filthy rich keep more of their money. To bad they didn't fight for us for a change
 
2011-04-12 08:02:06 AM
Do you people think they really check anyways? No. They sit on their comfy ergonomic $10,000 chairs and collect a check while WE, the taxpayers, go to work and eat leaded food from China.
 
2011-04-12 12:10:21 PM

Olympus Mons: Those republican fought so hard to let the filthy rich keep more of their money. To bad they didn't fight for us for a change



Don't forget: making $250k (not including benefits) is "near poverty level" if you're a Wall-Street broker, but $100k (including benefits) is a lavish lifestyle worthy of coverage by Robin Leach if you're a teacher.
 
2011-04-12 01:42:04 PM
Well that would be a capitalist republican's wet dream. They've been chompin at the bit to get in on some of the cost cutting measures that Chinese bussinesses have been using.

/can't wait to get me some of those cardboard rice cakes.

Hypnozombie
 
2011-04-12 02:37:31 PM

ChadM89: Aracnix: I'm starting to feel bad for Herp. His posts are always these huge walls of text, with deliberate formatting. He must not know that there's a world beyond the hyperbolic doomsday worrying. Poor guy.

How in the WORLD could you possibly miss what Herpa was doing there?


You're being secret reverse double trolled? If the guy's name doesn't tell you everything you need to know, it's because you can't be told.
 
2011-04-12 04:09:05 PM
I figured the main reason dems were afraid of a shutdown was the secret service getting furloughed.
 
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