Tyson wants fewer government inspectors in one of its beef plants. Food safety advocates are raising alarms – NBC News

I’m old enough to remember in 1993 the Jack-in-the-Box e-coli disaster. E coli was found in hamburger meat sold by Jack in the box where 4 people died and 700 were made very sick. You cannot expect an industry to be its own watchdog. The rules are being made in the dark. USDA Inspectors have to have at least a 4 year degree. The new rules would allow people with high school education’s to inspect our foods. Employees are less likely to report problems to their company and fear of retaliation. This is dangerous and must not happen but if it does we will be reducing climate by not eating meat because it’s going to become dangerous.

Self inspections don’t work, ask Boeing.

From the NBC news article:

Still, advocates argue that even the remote possibility of a mistake could harm public health.

“We must keep food inspectors on the line to look for dangerous diseases and contamination,” Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., chair of the Congressional Food Safety Caucus, said in a statement, “not outsource this vital role to industry employees.”

Buyer beware of Tyson products in the future.

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full NBC news article here

Not Even ‘Thoughts and Prayers’ From NRA—Just Boasts About Its Legislative Wins – The Daily Beast

First we declared Al Qaeda a terrorist organization. Then we declared the Taliban a terrorist organization and later we declared Isis a terrorist organization. And if you want to add to the rhetoric our current president also calls Iran a terrorist organization.

isn’t it about time that we declare the national rifle association a terrorist organization. It is by all counts why there are so many guns in our country. It is why we have 1300 people dead from mass shootings this year. It’s why we have almost 300 mass shootings this year when the next closest country has three!

video games are not the problem and making new ridiculous laws to put people away becausethey are suspected of having mental health issues. It’s a stomach and it starts with the NRA. When the NRA started in the 60s it was a gun safety organization and now it’s a gun distribution and glorification association.

they’re not even giving lip service to thoughts and prayers anymore and instead are just boasting about the fact that they have been able to pass 10 laws recently that have made guns easier to get. Gunman in Dayton, not Toledo, Ohio had 100 magazine rounds on his assault rifle! Are you telling me that hunters need a hundred magazine rounds?

The NRA is a terrorist organization.

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Erick Erickson, It’s Time to Get Out of Pete Buttigieg’s Bedroom – The Daily Beast

I have to train of thoughts that come to mind about this story.

it’s amazing how many homophobes are actually closeted gay men. I truly hope that Erik Erikson is not gay because that would be a giant hard off. That being said people that continuously talk about Calder people’s sexuality need.. I believe we’re in the 21st century. perhaps Erik Erikson should be sent in a time capsule back to where he belongs somewhere around the 1780s maybe, France. I think he would do really well during the French revolution.

I have a comment is the fact that I am so so tired of reading that women who are running for public officeare criticized for being too short or loud or whatever. The same people who complained about Elizabeth Warren being too abrasive said nothing about Bernie Sanders who was standing on the very same debate stage actually right next to her. I am tired of hearing how women dress and how that should affect whether or not we’re going to vote for them. I remember in 2016 when Hillary Clinton wore the beautiful yellow outfit and people compared her to a banana. Nobody talks about the fact that Trump tie goes down to his nice and that Bernie Sanders doesn’t dress very well but for some reason women are right in the bullseye of the Fashion Police.

Erik Erikson and men in general stop criticizing those who don’t conform to your ideas of what’s right or wrong because your ideas are so antiquated it is sad.

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Erik Erikson

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Reporter presses McConnell on if it’s racist to tell his immigrant wife to ‘go back to her country’ – TheHill

I want to remind the much-maligned Main Stream Mediathat we the voters of the United States of America are their customers. Whatever happened to follow-up questions? it hurts me so much when I used to watch, I no longer watch it, meet the Press or any other of the talk shows in the morning and a question is asked it’s sidestepped and no follow-up is given. I understand that these politicians are blackmail in a way reporters by telling them that they’re not going to give them access if they ask hard questions. excuse me, the politicians need the media just as much as the media needs the politicians. If the mainstream media wants to keep us on their side they need to get a backbone something that seems to have slipped out of their collective bodies on January 21st 2017.

as far as Margaret Chao and Mitch McConnell’s answer or lack of one somebody needs to press him on this question. She came here immigrant not like three of the members of Congress that president asshole in the White House set to go back to their countries. He said that she came as an eight-year-old and learn the language. He forgot to mention that her family owns shipping companies in China and are multi-millionaires if not billionaires. oh poor Margaret Chao she came here as an 8 year old have to learn the language. My parents moved me to France when I was seven I learned the language, move back here when I was 12 didn’t speak a word of English and I learned a language oh me then?

Trump is a racist, Mitch McConnell is a racist and his wife should understand that but money in a republican household seem to matter more than their beliefs. I’m sorry I’ve come to understand that Republicans care more about money than anything else. I watched the former congressman from South Carolina say that he did not want to talk about Trump’s racism but rather about the fact that the budget was ballooning. When Chris Hayes asked him if he did not believe that when a Republican president was out of office and a Democrat was in the Republicans will start becoming fiscal Hawks he refused to answer. This is the same Mark Sanford that…

From June 18 until June 24, 2009, the whereabouts of Sanford were unknown to the public, his wife and the State Law Enforcement Division, which provides security for all South Carolina governors, garnering nationwide news coverage. The absence of Governor Sanford was first reported by Jim Davenport of the Associated Press.[37][38] Lieutenant Governor André Bauer announced that he could not “take lightly that his staff has not had communication with him for more than four days, and that no one, including his own family, knows his whereabouts.”[39]

Before his disappearance, Sanford told his staff that he would be hiking on the Appalachian Trail and while he was gone he did not answer 15 cell phone calls from his chief of staff, Scott English; he also failed to call his family on Father’s Day.[40]

From Wikipedia

Oh hipocracy what is thy name

Thy name is the Republican party.

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for full coverage on this from The Hill please click here

The face of the incredibly diverse white people’s party, the Republicans and Mitch McConnell sidestepping a question about his wife and Trump thinking that she should go back to her country, Taiwan.

Screenshot from The Hill

NRA Subpoenas Oliver North, Its Ex-President – The Daily Beast

This is what an organization and its death throws looks like. The NRA is money while they are losing membership. they went from gun safety organization in the 60s to a right-wing Russian loving organization in the Trump era.

Oliver North is well known to those who remember the Iran-Contra affair. He lied to Congress and he’s not somebody that I have any respect for other than the fact he served our country in the military.

The day I hear the NRA is snuffed out of existence will be a very happy day not only  for the United  Statesbut for the rest of the world as we are the arms merchants to the world and that’s very much thanks to the NRA. I’ve been watching a lot of shows based out of Australia and their one take away is that whenever they find illegal guns guess where they come from? The United States. Is that truly who we want to be?

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Foxconn: It’s Not Building Wisconsin Factory Despite getting $4 Billion Deal From Taxpayers

President Trump during the campaign said that the United States would be tired of all the winning that he would bring to the country. I am tired but it’s not because of the winning it’s because of all the losing. We put money out to these corporations and then one after the other day back down but keep the money. how about the carrier plant that he talked so much about when he was in transition. or the Ford factory, there’s no point in my going on and on.

He’s a terrible deal maker and everyone knows it except for him. Maybe he does know it and maybe Seth Meyers has something when he does that sticks about the small voice of insecurity in Trump’s head.

All I know is I’m tired of losing.

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https://gizmodo.com/foxconn-admits-its-not-building-a-factory-in-wisconsin-1832193977

What a difference a year-and-a-half makes. Screenshot from my Google feed.

It’s OK to leave Facebook – TechCrunch

Yes, this is my second blog post in a row about Facebook. And what this article says makes so much sense. Basically he says that one should think about Facebook like a car. I have a car, I don’t commute to work but use the car occasionally. Some people have a car and they needed to commute to work everyday and use it all the time. Facebook is the car. Use it when you need it but don’t rely upon it all the time unless you desperately need it.

He suggests deleting Facebook from your phone as opposed to deleting your Facebook account. I deleted my Facebook account but I’m one of those people that doesn’t like incremental steps. Deleting Facebook from your phone just means that you’ll have to access Facebook from a laptop which would limit your FaceTime on Facebook and that would be good for you. I actually talk to my friends now as opposed to just interacting over the internet. And my friendships have gotten stronger from it. I hope you will at least delete Facebook from your phone and at the end of the day if you’re not happier, just put it back on your phone and everything will go back the way it was.

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Photo credit Vox

RNC declares Pence ‘clear winner’ of debate before it’s even started – USA Today 

Unfortunately in my opinion they may be right. No I’m not saying that Mike Pence who’s going to win the debate. But it’s in the best interest of the media conglomerates to make this race more even. So however great Tim Kaine is tonight they will say that this is a reset for the Trump campaign. It’s 5:12 p.m. in California so the debate starts in 48 minutes and that is my prediction.

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https://www.google.com/amp/amp.usatoday.com/story/91576394/

Trump shakes up campaign, demotes top adviser; a pivot is coming but it’s going to be mean and racist – The Washington Post

The short and sweet of it is that Paul Manafort is going to be relegated to a lesser role. And if anyone expected Donald Trump to Pivot they are going to be unpleasantly surprised. The pivot is coming and is going to become meaner and more racist over the next 83 days. As Donald Trump realises he’s losing, and losing badly to a girl, he like every drowning person is going to try to take everybody down with him. The people that he’s installed are right-wing extremists and are going to make this a very ugly campaign. But to be honest as far as Donald Trump’s campaign, it has been anything but pretty.

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/08/17/trump-reshuffles-staff-in-his-own-image/

Trump rescued from stalled elevator, it’s what he does afterwards that’s flabbergasting – CNN 

There’s one thing you can say about Trump and that’s he is an ungrateful sob. After being rescued by the Denver Fire Department the first thing he said when he got up on stage was too blessed the fire marshal for not allowing enough people into his rally. Fire Marshals have to abide by rules something that Trump doesn’t seem to know how to. I put together events as large as the ones that he has and the fire marshal is god at your event. But to slap the fire department in the face after they rescued you from an elevator is how Trump is going to be as a leader. Ungrateful.

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http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/31/politics/trump-elevator-rescue/