Spilled Milk

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    If anyone ever wonders why the federal government just can seem to get any respect these days, nonsense like this explains it.

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    Thomas Sowell
    Spilled Milk

    Despite the old saying, "Don't cry over spilled milk," the Environmental Protection Agency is doing just that.

    We all understand why the Environmental Protection Agency was given the power to issue regulations to guard against oil spills, such as that of the Exxon Valdez in Alaska or the more recent BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. But not everyone understands that any power given to any bureaucracy for any purpose can be stretched far beyond that purpose.

    In a classic example of this process, the EPA has decided that, since milk contains oil, it has the authority to force farmers to comply with new regulations to file "emergency management" plans to show how they will cope with spilled milk, how farmers will train "first responders" and build "containment facilities" if there is a flood of spilled milk.

    Since there is no free lunch, all of this is going to cost the farmers both money and time that could be going into farming-- and is likely to end up costing consumers higher prices for farm products.


    Spilled Milk - Thomas Sowell - Townhall Conservative
     
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    OMG, we must start investing billions of dollars on soy milk and other alternatives so we can be lactose independent, we will win the future!
     
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    Jesus this nation is fucked.
     
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    Guess we will just have to eliminate the cause and do away with all the cows. No more milk and no more Happy Meals. Kids will be fucked and so will you the next time you want a T-bone but at least there will be no spilled milk.
     
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    Does the EPA regulate spilled spelt?

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    What will happen if a woman that is breast feeding leaks? What will the EPA have to say about that? Oh, put me on that clean up crew... You know me, anything I can do to help...
     
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    That's an udderly ridiculous law.

    Cows would have hated it except they lactate.
     
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    Did you realize that the cleanup crew for breast milk leaks also is required to change and dispose of all adult diapers at the local nursing homes?

    Essentially, you have to cover everything named "nursing"
     
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    Not only will we be lactose independent, but we'll reduce global warming by reducing the need to keep farting cows. It'll be a win/win.
     

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