CrankMyBlueSax: Maybe they should be branded with "Property of dumbass superstitious yokel farmer" instead.
question_dj: What exactly makes them "dumbasses?"
question_dj: CrankMyBlueSax: Maybe they should be branded with "Property of dumbass superstitious yokel farmer" instead.What exactly makes them "dumbasses?"
NittLion78: I'm usually the first to say, "HURRRR UR RELIJIN IS DUM" but seriously - leave the Amish and Britney alone.
Mugato: these people should feel grateful that they live in a country that not only refrains from using their valuable land for actual prosperous cities
IXI Jim IXI: Don't LoJack my ass, bro.
eqtworld: Should you be allowed do decide which laws you will follow based on your personal interpretation of the bible?because if so.............
jonny_q: Even in a completely non-religious circumstance, it's absurd that you could be forced to implant something in yourself or your pet. How would this be different?
dfxdeimos: We need to stop making accomidations for religion.I think this whole freedom of religion thing has been misconstrued to mean that we can prevent public policy and progress because we believe in fair1es tat te1 us U IS TEH DEV!L.Yes, you can worship who you want in private / gatherings, but that should be all. No tax breaks, no effect on public school, public policy, or law.
Tr0mBoNe: Sometimes I like to drive through Western Ontario just to take pictures and videotape the Mennonites. Then I'll write sequence numbers on them and post them all over the town. Then I'll get drunk and parade around with my unmarried pregnant girlfriend and stomp on their flowers.All because they're weird and different. Tolerance sucks.
hyperspacemonkey: CrankMyBlueSax: Maybe they should be branded with "Property of dumbass superstitious yokel farmer" instead.Maybe you should read the section of Revelation that talks about the mark of the beast. It has some interesting warnings about what happens in societies where only certain marked people are allowed to participate in an economy. basically, they collapse economically. the injustices of such a system are out of control. This has played out repeatedly in history. Revelation is a good book for framing social theory in metaphor.Learn to read!
spickus: didn't realize there was so much demand for farmland situated in the middle of nowhere to build cities upon or that we are or would refrain from doing so.
itsdan: spickus: didn't realize there was so much demand for farmland situated in the middle of nowhere to build cities upon or that we are or would refrain from doing so.It's only the middle of nowhere because nothing has been built. That's how it works. Most cities in the world were the middle of nowhere, until they were built...
gshepnyc: Wow. I have to take the side of the far out religious types on this one. I don't want government being able to force this kind of thing on private citizens. I'm from a farming community with lots of Amish and know a little (I'm fully admitting I'm no expert) and I'm not sold on the idea that this will do anything at all to benefit public health.
sojourner: They have a point if whatever these RFID chips are used for has no relevance to their society ever. If amish-kept cattle never enter the general circulation and have no contact with any cattle which do, then leave them be.
TheGreyPiper: Wow. That's, like, a jailable hate crime in Canada, isn't it?/Or is that only if you did it to Jews or Sikhs?
Amirite: How convenient that you want no religion at all in government. Let me guess...Atheist? Shocker.You're just trying to get your own religious beliefs into the government, which makes you the same as them.
aurorous: Seriously who do you trust? An amish farmer who honestly believes he'll go to hell for lying to you?
spickus: Discussion over, terrorism trump card played. Not bad for a bunch of Amish farmers. They did forget to say "think of the children" though.
Mugato: spickus: Discussion over, terrorism trump card played. Not bad for a bunch of Amish farmers. They did forget to say "think of the children" though.I can't argue that the "...but the terrorists" thing isn't bullshiat but still, they should compromise a little.
quantum_csc: gshepnyc: Wow. I have to take the side of the far out religious types on this one. I don't want government being able to force this kind of thing on private citizens. I'm from a farming community with lots of Amish and know a little (I'm fully admitting I'm no expert) and I'm not sold on the idea that this will do anything at all to benefit public health.You don't think that being able to track livestock involved in a disease outbreak will benefit public health?For all of those saying, "Don't buy Amish beef." Don't you realize that this is one instance where the government is supposed to regulate private commerce; to protect the health and safety of its citizens. Why do you think lead paint and leaded gas are not available? Do you think it is because people simply stopped buying them so suppliers switched to other types. Use your brains.
Cordwainer Deathbird: How's all that salmonella and e.coli-infected produce sold by government-regulated farms working out for you? Want some tomatoes or jalapenos?
icstepec: if you don't want to buy Amish food you don't have too--most of them probably don't sell at Wal-Mart anyway,
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