Devolution? WTF?

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    Reading the news, I'm seeing articles on the resurgence in the U.S. of things that we had either eliminated or vaccinated against years ago:

    Bedbugs

    Typhoid

    Whooping Cough

    Measles

    Tuberculosis

    What the hell is going on?
     
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    That is messed up. There is an article in today's paper here about how bed bugs are on the rise here in Fargo. :eusa_eh:
    http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/289399/
     
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    They're spreading from NYC and DC.
     
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    I worry about more significant problems..
    The unforgivable over-medication of our children, coupled with the egregious meat and poultry industry feeding our children meat that contains..shit (literally), growth hormones and anti-biotics.

    We are very effectively creating a super virus.
     
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    Fuck it. Who wants to get drunk?
     
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    I worry about what will happen to those kids when previously preventable infectious diseases are reintroduced to our society.

    Typhoid and Tuberculosis ain't no party....

    ...this ain't no disco,
    this ain't no fooling around
    This ain't no mudd club, or CBGB...
     
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    Did you guys know that before factory farming there was virtually no record of food born deaths?
    That E.Coli was only a minor affliction?
    No one thought twice about eating uncooked eggs in foods?
     
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    Exactly. I wonder how many parents are vigilant about reading the labels of what they are putting in their child, be it at home or at school,and how many know exactly what is in the meat they are eating.

    Harmful Chemicals in the Meat You Eat? by Mike Sullivan

    Plus, the children today are over-medicated for many of the wrong reasons. :evil:

    America's Overmedicated Children - Vera Sherav

    Also,processed foods reak havoc on our children and ourselves.

    10 Things the Processed Food Industry Doesn't Want You to Know, and Body Ecology?s 2 Powerful Tools to Help You Fight Back!
     
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    There are multiple factors contributing to this situation. I personally think part of the problem is the almost total sanitation of ourselves and our children. I think a lot of effort goes into trying to create a perfectly sterile environment and that's not possible. Every time someone touches the phone, or the doorknob, or the kitchen counter, or multiple other items - there is a rush to sanitize the object with something that will kill 99.9% of all germs. My theory is that by keeping everything in a state of sterilization 24/7 you don't give yourself or your children a chance to build up immunities to various illnesses or other problems that wouldn't be there if they had a little exposure to whatever. That's not to say you should deliberately take your child to a room that's full of kids that have chicken pox or never keep your home clean. It just seems like there's an absolute mania about sterilizing stuff.

    I really hate to admit to it, but my ex and I kept our kids away from doctors on religious grounds for about 7 years, and when that "church" crashed and burned over money and sex, I saw my way out and I never looked back. I took my kids to a pediatrician and explained the situation to him. After examining the kids he said I must have been doing something right because he was shocked that the kids were so healthy and in such good shape. I was just letting my children be children and not wringing my hands about every little thing they touched or came into contact with.

    This "global" environment that we now have allows people to enter and exit a country or multiple countries with God only knows what kind of illnesses that can be transferred to others. It's no wonder some illnesses or diseases that had been eradicated in this country are now making a comeback.

    Rant over.
     
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