The Chief: "The same will hold true in the border issue. The packers want it open. They have the money. The congressmen and women love campaign contributions. The border will open. And it won't matter one iota what you or I think.
People want the truth on this page. Well, folks, that is the truth. Many will get what they want. Others will despise the decision. The TRUTH is that money will prevail. And folks, WE AIN'T THE MONEY!"
From a prayer right back to Canadian border issue deception. Unbelievable! It absolutely amazes me how you r-calfers can be so straight faced about your deception.
I guess the Clinton Administration did teach a lot of you that honesty and integrity means nothing.
Why is the Canadian border closed chief?????
Is the Canadian border closed because you trade isolationists (R-CALFers) wanted it closed????
No, the Canadian border is closed because BSE was discovered in Canada and our border is closed to Japan because BSE was discovered in the U.S.
Those are the cards on the table.
How can anyone argue straight faced that Japan should take our exports when we are unwilling to take Canadian imports when Canada has taken the same, and in some cases more stringent, BSE precautionary measures than we have ????
EITHER THE BSE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES TAKEN IN BOTH CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES ASSURE THE SAFETY OF BEEF IN BOTH COUNTRIES OR THEY ASSURE THE SAFETY OF BEEF IN NEITHER COUNTRY.
THAT IS "THE" ISSUE CHIEF!
All the hypocrisy, political spin, and double standards cannot change the fact that the U.S. will be in the same boat as Canada if Canada's BSE shoe is ever on our foot.
So it all comes down to one question.......
ARE THE BSE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES CANADA IS TAKING ADEQUATE TO ASSURE THE SAFETY OF OUR PRODUCT IN THE SAME SITUATION OR NOT?
THAT IS THE TRUTH ON THE ISSUE CHIEF, NOT YOUR POLITICAL SPIN TO STOP CANADIAN LIVE CATTLE IMPORTS!
Should our export markets condemn our beef for the same length of time that you want to condemn Canadian beef?
Should our domestic consumers be concerned that SRM removal, increased BSE surveilance, and the ruminant feed ban does not assure the safety of our beef ????
There's no dancing around those questions Chief. THOSE ARE THE HARD QUESTIONS THAT EXPOSE R-CALF'S HYPOCRISY ON THIS ISSUE.
The differences in our opinion is that you are using BSE as a convenient excuse to stop Canadian live cattle imports while trying to pretend that the U.S. has a different set of circumstances if we find another case of BSE that you couldn't blame on Canada.
We found BSE within our borders which means we could find more. The origination of the Washington cow does not circumvent the fact that she was discovered in the U.S. no matter how much you R-CALFers point your fingers at Canada.
At this point, an honest person comes to the realization that if Canadian beef is unsafe, our beef would be unsafe if we were in Canada's position BECAUSE BOTH COUNTRIES HAVE TAKEN THE EXACT SAME BSE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES.
There is no honest way around that.
IN THEIR IGNORANCE, R-CALF IS GAMBLING WITH THE FUTURE OF THIS INDUSTRY BY risking the integrity of 80% of our U.S. beef consumption (U.S. born and raised product) to stop 5% of our U.S. beef (Canadian live cattle) THAT ARE NOW COMING DOWN IN BOXES?
How are they doing that?
By stating in a court of law that the Canadian BSE precautionary measures WHICH ARE THE SAME AS OURS do not assure food safety.
How could anyone be so ignorant and arrogant?
No amount of lies, interpretation deception, divertion, and spin will change what has been stated by R-CALF in a court of law, CANADA'S BSE PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES ARE INADEQUATE which are the same precautionary measures we have taken.
The deception on this issue is as obvious as the Debruyckers buying Canadian feeder cattle that are "supposedly" unsafe.
The truth is that science will prevail which does not support the hypocritical R-CULT position of setting a BSE standard for Canada that they are pretending is different than the BSE precautionary measures taken in the U.S.
The truth is that the Canadian border should have never been closed this long because even R-CULT says we have the safest beef in the world and we have the firewalls in place. WELL, SO DOES CANADA!
Only a deceptive, lying individual would try to draw a distinction between the BSE precautionary measures taken in Canada and the U.S.
That's the truth on this issue Chief and you would be a fool to try to debate against this truth. You just keep skirting the truth by parroting the same ol' "packer lobbying money" lines. Then hypocritically try to forgive those of us who have exposed this deception.
As far as where the money is in this industry, you couldn't be more wrong on that either. If you take the equity of the producers that is tied up in land, livestock, and machinery and compare it to the equity of the 4 largest packers, the four largest packers wouldn't make a pimple on the butt of agland equity.
You are so driven by your corporate packer blame that the obvious is simply too obvious for you.
I'll let God forgive your hypocrisy!
Let me remind you of the scripture where Jesus threw the looters out of the church. YOU GO JESUS!