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Comment: Sensationalism BS (Score 1) 122

by jageryager (#47925869) Attached to: Farmers Carry Multidrug-Resistant Staph For Weeks Into Local Communities

Looks to me like this study was about how long bacteria live in noses of people. So they found people that would have a lot of bacteria in their noses, like farm workers, and looked for bacteria. BIG SURPRISE! They find some.

So I wonder how much MRSA and Multi-resistant other stuff they would find in noses of healthcare workers, or noses of teachers. Both groups that are exposed to a lot of mammals, in this case people, and thus flying bacteria, and thus all kinds of bacteria, including the nasty resistant stuff.. Compare those counts with farm works and then get back to me. Maybe we will have a reason to get wound up then...

Comment: Re:Bad feed from Brewers to Farmers, Cows, Butcher (Score 1) 397

by jageryager (#46798791) Attached to: Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

Oh. Okay. I thought you were actually trying to say something.

'But calling people moronic for thinking that farmers never give cows spoiled feed and thinking that cows might still eat it is backwards.' I know farmers give cows spoiled feed. The usually won't eat what is bad for them, but sometimes they do, obviously. Meat Packers usually don't butcher sick cows, but sometimes they do. And meat is usually safe, but sometimes it's not.

My point. ( I was making a point, if it wasn't clear ) was that the chance of bad brewers grain causing a problem in the food supply, is pretty small. Like, it's never been a problem. No reason to think it would be. And Yes, If you are a person who thinks we should force brewers grain to be handled differently, be federal law, to prevent a problem that has never yet happened, I am calling you a moron. I'm not sure you think that though, so I'm probably not calling _you_ a moron.

Comment: Re:Bad feed from Brewers to Farmers, Cows, Butcher (Score 1) 397

by jageryager (#46797261) Attached to: Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

So you think Farmers should want the Fed Gov't to make it illegal to buy ( or get for free ) brewers grain like they do now? So that the possibility of mycotoxin poison will be reduced? And so those farmers can trace the grain back to the brewer the farmer bought it from? Is that the problem you think the Fed Gov't should be solving for us here? Have you ever worked on a farm?

Comment: Bad feed from Brewers to Farmers, Cows, Butchers (Score 1) 397

by jageryager (#46796709) Attached to: Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

Someone thinks that we need to regulate brewers, so they won't ship bad feed to cows. Presumably a farmer wouldn't be able to tell the grain was bad, and would feed it to cows anyway. And then presumably the cows would eat the bad feed, making them sick, unhealthy, but not dead. The butchers would butchers these cows into tainted meat, and sell the meat. Then people would unknowingly eat the tainted meat and get sick. A bigger load of crap I've never seen or heard, Anybody that thinks this regulation is needed is a moron.

What makes you think a farmer would feed spoiled feed to cows. Why would a cow eat spoiled feed? How sick could a cow be and still be sold to slaughter? Who would slaughter _that_ sick cow? How would one sell the meat? If you think this is needed you shouldn't have a vote, because you are a moron.

If you have a concern over a situation like this, you should ask yourself how we can continue to import _ANY_ food from China.. Spend some time on _THAT_ problem, it's an actual problem.

Comment: Re:So - who's in love with the government again? (Score 4, Insightful) 397

by jageryager (#46796621) Attached to: Beer Price Crisis On the Horizon

If the brewer can not sell or give away the spent grains w/out incurring significant expense, they'll probably do something easier, like dump it in a land fill. _That_ will cost money. It's a drain on the economy any way you dice it, all to solve a problem that doesn't exist..

Comment: For Example (Score 1) 287

by jageryager (#46149331) Attached to: Layoffs At Now-Private Dell May Hit Over 15,000 Staffers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malden_Mills

"The Malden Mills factory burned down on December 11, 1995. CEO Aaron Feuerstein decided to continue paying the salaries of all the now-unemployed workers while the factory was being rebuilt. By going against common CEO business practices, especially at a time when most companies were downsizing and moving overseas, he achieved recognition for doing the right thing"

Comment: Company's soul is no longer owned by the Devil. (Score 4, Insightful) 287

by jageryager (#46149293) Attached to: Layoffs At Now-Private Dell May Hit Over 15,000 Staffers

This is slanted wrong. Public companies have share holders to answer to. They've sold their soul to the devil, AKA: Share holders who almost always buy shares to make money.

A private holder, a guy who is already rich, he can do what he wants. Maybe try to make money. Maybe try a long term growth strategy that won't make money for a few years. Maybe keep people on the payroll who should be layed off now, just so they will be ready to go to work in 6 months. I'd be way more critical of what public companies do to make money than I would be critical of private companies.

There are quite a few examples of privately held companies going the extra mile for their employees at the expense of short term profits.

Comment: Stained Glass Ceiling? (Score 1) 62

by jageryager (#38629614) Attached to: Chance To Snap Up Your Own Observatory

An access tower that houses a spiral staircase? Why? A stained-glass roof by artist David Pearl? Why? Panels of carved poetry by Nigel Jenkins?

Maybe the Marina Towers in Swansea is a pretty good place to host a reception? Perhaps Swansea Astronomical Society is more interested in Astronomy than entertaining??

Comment: Safely? Define safety please. (Score 0) 258

by jageryager (#37064462) Attached to: China Catches Up With Google's Driverless Car

In China, the land of the One-Child Policy http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-child_policy, Tiananmem Square, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiananmen_Square, the phrase safely could mean something very different that it does in Europe or US. How many Chinese can be driven over before the the driverless car is deemed unsafe? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_rights_in_the_People's_Republic_of_China

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