can’t do common sense

“There are certain levels of acceptable risk in society.”

That’s the policy position of ALEC, a right-wing group that pre-writes legislation introduced by many Republicans.

A top representative┬ásaid ‘kids eating rat poison is an acceptable risk’ that does not justify government intervention.

From rat poison to weed killer:

Women who drink water contaminated with low levels of the weed-killer atrazine may be more likely to have irregular menstrual cycles and low estrogen levels.

These findings, published in the journal Environmental Research, were based on municipal tap water tested in 2005.

From rat poison to weed killer to toxic sewers:

Traces of pharmaceutical compounds commonly present in wastewater are interacting with bacteria during the treatment process to transform them from non-toxic to toxic.

The anti-inflammatory drug naproxen is altered by wastewater bacteria into a similar compound known to be highly toxic to the liver.

 
Jimmy Greer sez, “It’s knackered industries…

 

Meanwhile,

“Most Americans pay more in debt service than Scandinavians pay for the welfare state.” (tweet)

Meanwhile,

The true US federal costs of Iraq & Afghan wars is estimated at $3.6 trillion, and rising.