Sunday, August 12, 2012

Now let's see...We have a new social disease, a real virus threat, and security issues down at the family farm. What the 'h' is going on here?

posted by Norman E. Hooben
Source: AWD  ...also at USA Today Doctors target gun violence as a social disease


This will be short and and to the point friends…here comes more in your face plans for total strangulation if the enemy within can get away with this grasping at straws bull-pucky, this news didn’t shock me in the least but sometimes when one would think you’ve heard it all about everything you possibly could when it comes to Big Brother and their vivid imaginations for total control via ‘socialized engineering‘…once again you’d be wrong! In fact friends…you ain’t heard nothing yet! That’s right boys and girls, step right up to the latest attempt these commie rascals have in store for us when it comes to our right to ‘Keep and Bear Arms’…you can’t make this stuff up friends…check this out and see what you think. ~ AWD
This is via TB:
Is a gun like a virus, tobacco or alcohol? According to “public health experts,“ who in the wake of recent mass shootings are calling for a fresh look at gun violence as a ”social disease,” it is.What we need, they say, is a “public health approach” to the problem.
Dr. Garen Wintemute of University of California, Davis claims it is no longer enough to tackle gun violence by focusing solely on the people doing the shooting. Dr. Stephen Hargarten, who treated victims of the Sikh temple shootings at the emergency department he heads in Milwaukee, feels the same way.
“What I’m struggling with is, is this the new social norm?” he asked, before asserting: “This is what we’re going to have to live with if we have more personal access to firearms.”
He continued: “We have a public health issue to discuss. Do we wait for the next outbreak or is there something we can do to prevent it?”
About 260 million to 300 million firearms are owned by civilians in the United States; about one-third of American homes have one. Last year, 55 percent of Americans said gun laws should either remain the same or become more lenient.
Certain elements of the “public health approach” to gun control include:
-“Host” factors: What makes someone more likely to shoot, or someone more likely to be a victim. One recent study found firearm owners are more likely than those with no firearms at home to binge drink or drink and drive, the AP reports.
-Disease patterns, observing how a problem spreads. Gun ownership – a precursor to gun violence – can spread “much like an infectious disease circulates,” said Daniel Webster, a health policy expert and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research in Baltimore.
“There’s sort of a contagion phenomenon” after a shooting, where people feel they need to have a gun for protection or retaliation, he said.
If gun control is now part of “public health,“ will it become the responsibility of the government to monitor the issue like any other ”infectious disease”?
One commenter wrote that he would prefer if the “experts” stuck to medicine, rather than trying to “socially engineer” our way to a healthier society.

Like I’ve said many times…when it comes to the ‘progressive left’ it’s always agenda, agenda, agenda…and once again they will fail, fail, fail!
Via my viewfinder in life they’re shooting themselves in one foot while their other foot is stuck squarely in their mouths. – What say you?
Fire Away – Inquiring Minds Want to Know! (For comments on the above please go here )

The following from Storm'n Norm'n

Now for the disease that threatens all of mankind...this is a real disease, not yet classified as a social disease, it does affect every man, woman, and child world wide.  If we can eradicate it from America we can save the world...

For all you disbelievers who ignore all warnings (the above video is a warning) here's a bit of news that should knock your socks off.  More than a warning, it already has the politic elite's stamp of approval...just waiting for Obama's Army (stronger than our military) to post sentries around the family farm.

Biosecurity (from Veterinary Info)
Biosecurity is defined as the protection of the economy, environment, and health of living things from pests, diseases, and bioterrorism. With the constant growth of the world marketplace biosecurity practices on every level from small family farms to large scale livestock and poultry producers are imperative to guarding against the spread of disease.
The food animal industry is of major impact to the United States economy at every level. Animals imported into the country are subject to extensive biosecurity regulations. Career opportunities for veterinary science professionals that specialize in biosecurity and biochemistry will continue to increase as the world marketplace grows.
Primary biosecurity practices include basic cleanliness like washing boots, clothing, and instruments, to monitoring livestock for any symptoms of disease and reporting all reportable diseases to State and Federal regulation agencies. Some diseases are endemic (already present) in some parts of the country and not in others as well as in some species, but not yet in others. Some diseases are present only in animals and cannot be spread to humans (zoonsis) while others pose a threat to humans. Veterinary science professionals can make the kind of determination livestock owners need in order to decide whether or not they have a reportable condition. It is very important for livestock owners and producers to be aware of the signs of specific diseases such as Avian Influenza and Ebola.
Biosecurity positions will be available at all levels of animal production services. Small farms, large livestock production facilities, federal transit authorities, and stockyard and feedlot industries will have important regulatory practices that must be administered by veterinary science professionals.

Dr. Elizabeth White
Veterinary Science Information Technologies

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Findalis said...

The left has tried every tactic to take our guns away. We can now see how desperate they are.

If guns are a virus, being a Progressive is being a bacteria.

Storm'n Norm'n said...

Heck, I thought they were a cancer..