Citizens Don’t Need Nanny State Deciding What Food is Safe to Eat

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Some nanny states go around trying to make sure food is safe. We don’t need that. People can decide for themselves what food is safe.

Nanny stater perspective shown in articles on China food safety: Food-borne disease could affect an estimated 300 million Chinese consumers every yearChina to step up monitoring of baby milk powderRat-meat sold as mutton and other tainted food scandals have prompted China’s top court to call for harsher punishments for making and selling unsafe foodChina wrestles with food safety problems

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Nanny State Wants Safe Medicine

The nanny staters are at it again. They want to have the state protect people from dangerous medicine. Eliminating regulation and inspection allows for people to chose what they want instead of having the nanny make sure every thing is safe. If people really wanted safe medicine they could test it before they used it. Why does the state have to respond to people getting sick from contaminated medicine by acting like a nanny and trying to protect people from unsafe medicine?

From the nanny state’s own website: CDC Responds to Multistate Fungal Meningitis Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with state and local health departments and the
Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is investigating a multistate fungal meningitis outbreak among patients who received contaminated steroid injections.

Patients and clinicians need to remain vigilant for onset of symptoms because fungal infections can be slow to develop. In this outbreak symptoms typically have appeared 1 to 4 weeks following injection, but itโ€™s important to know that longer and shorter periods of time between injection and onset of symptoms have been reported. Therefore, patients and physicians need to closely watch for symptoms for at least several months following the injection. See updated Patient Guidance for more information, and contact your physician if you are concerned you may have become ill from your injection.

The FDA has inspected the production facility after the contaminated medicine was used and has issued a preliminary report of violation of nanny state regulations and laws on the manufacturing of drugs for medical use.

If You Want Unpolluted Milk Just Test It Before You Drink It

Indian Milk Frequently Polluted: Govt Study

Over two-thirds of Indian milk is polluted with contents ranging from salt to detergent which may perhaps be unsafe to drink, according to a survey by an Indian government supervisory body.

The survey across 33 states by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India found that 68.4 percent of 1,791 milk samples contained adulterants.

Some supports of the nanny state would want people to be able to trust that the milk they drink isn’t contaminated. Saying no to the nanny state means you don’t have the nanny checking your milk for you. Just test it yourself. There must be test you can run after all this study figured out you are more likely to get contaminated milk in India than not.

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Nanny Staters Expect Sidewalks to be Maintained

Those who can’t get enough of the government coddling us think we should be able to rely on sidewalks not to swallow us. The video shows a girl talking on her cell phone in Northern China and having the sidewalk give way underneath her. She fell 6 meters (about 20 feet) but was rescued and didn’t suffer and significant injury.

Those against the nanny state know that a relying on the government to protect us just leads to people not taking the proper precautions and expecting to be free from risk. We shouldn’t expect our nanny government to protect us. We should grow up and stop relying on things like sidewalks that don’t swallow us. That so many of us expect sidewalk to support us just goes to show you how widespread the savior nanny government idea has penetrated.

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Nanny State Recalls Beef Shipped from Kansas

The nanny state that is the USA is at it again. The USDA issued a “Class 1 recall” of ground beef products shipped from Emporia, Kansas, by Tyson Fresh Meats to 14 states. Don’t these nanny’s understand we don’t want them meddling with our food? We can figure out what food is tainted or safe. If they keep protecting those of us who can’t they just weaken us all. If we want to protect ourselves from e-coli we can get testing equipment and test our food ourselves. If we just want to risk it without such tests that should be our business.

Ground Beef Recalled in 14 States

The E. coli contamination was first reported to the FSIS on Sept. 26 by the Ohio Department of Health. Ohio officials had collected contaminated ground beef from the Butler County homes of people who had taken ill after eating it. The investigation is ongoing.

Infection from the E. coli 0157:H7 bacterium can cause bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain, cramping or tenderness, dehydration, and in some people, fever, nausea, and vomiting. These symptoms usually start about three to five days after infection. Extreme cases can lead to fatal kidney failure. Those most susceptible to E. coli infection include the very young, the elderly, and those with weak immune systems.

E. coli food poisoning can be prevented by safely handling raw meat and by cooking ground beef to an internal temperature of at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit, which kills the bacterium.

If we keep trying to keep the food supply safe we just make people lazy just like the nanny state wants.

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No Nanny State Handrails – Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Those of us tired of nanny state safety like handrails to stop someone from falling off a stairway will be happy to see this example that doesn’t constrain us with safety that isn’t needed. Who doesn’t know how to stay on a stairway?

photo showing the 20 foot dropoff

No nanny state handrail present here.

Here is a view from the other side. They do have a bit of nanny statism with the handrails on one side. But really given how most countries are so nanny state driven that they have handrails on both sides of stairways with this large a drop onto concrete I think having one handrail can be forgiven. The red box is about where the missing railing is: on the other side of the stairs.

View of the stairway

View of the side of the stairway that does have a railing. Danga City Mall is in the background, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

In general, Asian countries are much less overrun with nanny state controls than the USA, Canada and Europe.

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Update: the nanny state and installed handrails

Nanny State Kills Wild Animals

56 exotic pets were let out by their owner. And what does the nanny state do? They come in and hunt down the animals and kill them. Once again the government shows a disregard for nature evolution and decides us weak little creature need to be protected from some animals. We didn’t used to need government to bud into our business like that. We survived for millions of years dealing with what nature had in store for us. But the nanny state thinks we can’t do it any more.

Police have shot and killed dozens of exotic animals in Ohio

Officials said the “volatile situation” of animals escaping from the 73-acre (29-hectare) Muskingum County Animal Farm and the approach of nightfall on Tuesday had prompted the shoot-to-kill order.

As usually the nanny state tries to justify such intervention by claiming the need to protect us.

Among those killed were 17 lions and 18 Bengal tigers. US nature TV host Jack Hanna said the killing of the tigers was especially tragic as there were only about 1,400 remaining in the world.

Mr Hanna said the scope of the event was immense. “This is like Noah’s Ark wrecking here in Zanesville,” he said.

He shot a gray wolf and a black bear, firing his pistol as the bear charged at him. The policeman said the bear was about 7ft (2m) away when he killed it with a single round. “All these animals have the ability to take a human out in the length of a second,” he told the Associated Press news agency.

The nanny state often tries to get popular experts to parrot their position like Mr. Jack Hanna a long time TV personality and animal expert.