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I am glad I quit eating meat long, long ago and far away.

For those of you who still partake, or have eaten meat in the last five or ten years, or who have gotten, or expect to get, blood transfusions, you should educate yourselves on this topic.

Here is an excerpt from an American Red Cross explanation of this potentially widespread problem:

It is unclear as to whether this now small-scale human epidemic which has thus far spared our continent will remain small and contained, or will become a major global epidemic in the years ahead. Without a reliable blood test to detect those infected but not yet clinically ill, we have no knowledge of the size of the human reservoir of vCJD that currently exists in any population. Since people travel widely throughout the world that reservoir is not likely to be limited in any one place.

For the rest of the story, go to: olicy.html

This is very seriously scary shit!


-- jumpoff joe (, July 27, 2001


If people would quit smacking the cows maybe they wouldn't get so mad.


-- Kenneth in N.C. (, July 27, 2001.

My mother always told me not to smack, now I know why......

-- Thumper (, July 30, 2001.

I must have mistakenly submitted this to the A Village Comic, by mistake :)


-- jumpoff joe (, July 30, 2001.

Yes, JOJ, this IS the Village Comics. Evidence follows:

How To Tell If Your Cow has Mad Cow Disease

-- Sojourner (notime4@summer.spam), August 01, 2001.

Well, I'm no dairyman, that's for sure, but that cow sounded HAPPY to me. Pretty funny, though; thanks Sojourner! JOJ

-- jumpoff joe (, August 01, 2001.

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