The thoughts that were thunk and the goings on of my life.

Monday, December 26, 2005

Retarded Children Given Hope to Contribute to Society

I got this ridiculous forward from somebody today:

Public comments are now being accepted by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its newly proposed federal regulation regarding the testing of chemicals and pesticides on human subjects. Earlier this year, Congress had mandated the EPA create a rule that permanently bans chemical testing on pregnant women and children, but the EPA's newly proposed rule actually creates gaping loopholes for the chemical industry. The rule allows for government and industry scientists to treat children as human guinea pigs in chemical experiments in the following situations:

1) Children who "cannot be reasonably consulted," such as those that are mentally handicapped or orphaned newborns may be tested on. With permission from the institution or guardian in charge of the individual, the child may be exposed to chemicals for the sake of research.

2) Parental consent forms are not necessary for testing on children who have been neglected or abused.

3) Chemical studies on any children outside of the U.S. are acceptable.

I would say more, but I really don't think I could make it more ridiculous. Believe me, I tried, but nothing else can really fit better in the canned pity script:
  1. Innocent Group
  2. Malicious People
  3. Act of Insane Evilness
You just can't get better than what those Organic People came up with on their own. Touche


timothygrimes said...

Yeah dude, I totally got this too. What the heck is this??

Anonymous said...

this sounds totally fake, but there have been cases of orphans being subjected to drug testing. usually they qualify for it somehow, so for instance an HIV+ orphan will have experimental AIDS drugs tested on them. the problem is, the state is making the decision, and it could really good for the child or it could be really bad, but it's a gamble with no oversight. scary.

Anonymous said...

Hey, we sure can tell who the EPA first tested pesticides on, the sender of this brainless hoax-mail! Oh, isn't it sad that people don't have anything better to do....then again, why don't I have anything better to do than comment on this tripe?