No safe level of living

I think we are all aware at this stage that there are two worlds.

There is the world we live in where real science states that "the dose makes the poison" or words to that effect, and then there is the surreal world of the Puritan, where there seems to be "no safe level" of a rapidly increasing number of items.

We know for example that in their world there is no safe level of nicotine, second hand smoke or alcohol.  I'm sure we will shortly see a "no safe level of sugar" [if they haven’t declared that already].  Now that they have found themselves a nice little catchphrase, I can guarantee the the "no safe levels" will increase exponentially.  In the real world that we inhabit we of course know that this is a load of bollox, otherwise we would all be long dead.

I came across an item a little while back.  I forget it's source [Twitter?] but it gave pause for thought.

So the American EPA is considering reducing the "safe level" of Formaldehyde to a level that is well below the natural level found in our own breath?  What this means is that every time we exhale, we are naturally surrounding ourselves in a carcinogenic cloud and there is fuck all we can do about it.  Every single one of us is breathing dangerously high levels of a carcinogenic gas all the time.  You can move to Mars, live in an artificial atmosphere, eating organically grown food and drinking distilled water but you can't get away from that evil noxious gas.

As I pointed out recently, our bodies naturally contain quite a few items that I'm sure the EPA should worry about.  Surely there is no safe level of Uranium or Radium?  Not in their world anyway?

So the bottom line must be that the natural contents of our own bodies have "no safe level" and must therefore be avoided at all costs?

Maybe I just accidentally hit on the solution a couple of paragraphs ago?

Let's just send all the Puritans to Mars where they can suffocate in their own cancerous breath.

Fucking idiots.

 

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No safe level of living — 10 Comments

  1. Under the O.B.A.M.A.* administration our Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has gone completely off the rails.  They got caught in a lie to Congress and the current Dept. of Justice (HA!) refused to do anything about it.  The one that got me is the rancher in Colorado who got sent to jail for building a pond on his land.  Yes, you read that correctly.  He got sent to prison because he built a dam and allowed the rain water to collect behind it, thus he created a pond.  First the state of Colorado tried to say that all the water in Colorado is owned by the state.  He won that fight but then the EPA came in and filed suit against him for the same thing.  This time the entire force of the Federal Government was behind them and he lost his court case and got sent to prison… for owning illegal water!

     

    * One Big Ass Mistake America 

    • I remember that bloke in Colorado.  Was he the one where the state reckoned they owned the rain?  Or maybe that was another crazy bit of  state control?

      Never mind.  You'll soon have a new prez, and everything will be returned to sanity.

      Hah!!

      Wow!  I have just [accidentally] granted myself the honour of putting up the 50,000th comment.  I wonder what my prize is?

    • We should run a competition – first to spot the immortal phrase "no safe level of sugar".  I suggest a first prize of a crate of Mars Bars?

  2. We tried to get rid of the Puritans before. They wanted the freedom to be intolerant, to tell people how to live their lives, so they got in a boat and sailed off from Plymouth in 1620. The consequences of that journey are still with us.

    • Indeed.  And if you want a glimpse of the world as our new homespun Purists would like us to inhabit, take a look at the Amish in the States – no alcohol, no tobacco, eat the prescribed food, no electricity or cars or any of the modern conveniences.  It's heading that way now that they are gaining momentum.

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