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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Equifax on the hot seat for running out of data breach settlement funds – BGR

Once again the Trump administration through its Federal Trade Commission screws the American consumer.

Seven hundred million dollars was what we heard as the settlement for allowing people to get access to our private information. I know I was part of this breach because I had to deal with several hacks into my accounts which took hours on the phone and online to get fixed.

But Wait

In fact they’re only giving 31 million dollars in cash the rest is another bait-and-switch by Equifax. Basically they’re giving you three years of free credit monitoring which costs them nothing! They are the credit bureau!

So we were told 700 million but in fact 669 million dollars remains in Equifax has greedy hands.

WOW, what a great settlement for Equifax. American consumers we need to stand up and start protesting, we are not a commodity we are a customer.

I wonder if a President Elizabeth Warren would have agreed with this!

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Trump administration responsible for even more separated children, judge rules – NBC News

The judge makes it quite clear. The United States of America is failing at its minimum duty of keeping its citizens and those who reside within its borders safe.

I keep returning to two and a half years ago when life was normal and we didn’t have a man in the White House who has absolutely no humanity, empathy or any of the other human traits that would be a minimum requirement for the presidency of the United States. And yet here we are.

I am very much a part of the never Bernie movement on social media. Bernie Sanders chipped away at Hillary Clinton during the primaries and was only a half-hearted supporter after she won the nomination. That did not stop him from requiring her to spend over $250,000 on private jets for him and his wife. Weird that a man of the people wants private jets.

I blame Bernie Sanders for what we’re dealing with right now and I will do everything in my power to make sure he is not the nominee of the Democratic Party.I truly believe the Democrats should nominate a Democrat any Democrat except for Bernie Sanders.

So Senator Sanders I lay the judge’s ruling at your feet as well as Trump’s.

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Trump administration wants Supreme Court to take up transgender military ban now – NBC News

When the asshole who is in the White House was running for president he kept saying how much he loves the gays he said it over and over again. It’s why he is gotten the moniker of Liar in Chief.

He doesn’t want people to get any rights other than the ones who voted for him. He doesn’t care about the 60% of the United States did not vote for him. Look what he’s doing to California. He is a disgrace and I wish the network’s would stop covering every morsel that comes out of that man’s hole in his face. I’m sorry I usually I’m not this angry but this is beyond the pale.

The Israeli military was one of the first to allow gays lesbians and transgender to be in their military. Nobody can say that the Israeli military is weaker for it. As a matter of fact the statistics show that militaries that are inclusive have a better moral and longer stays in the military. Our own pentagon is not in favor of this. The Tangerine nightmare in the White House is playing to his base and stirring up anti-gay sentiments in those 40% that voted for him. Shame on him.

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Mike Pence and the Trump administration’s complicity in downplaying Russian election interference – Washington Post

Each time I hear someone say they want Trump impeached I think about a president Pence and then I realize that he is as complicit As Trump. He will go down with Trump. He was in charge of the transition when they fired unceremoniously Chris Christie when he was no longer needed. These are dogs and they will fight each other and they will go down. I have no respect for them.

The concept that the president of the United States is the president of all the people seems to have been lost on the Trump Administration. He only speaks to his base and Pence is complicit. Let us not ever forget that Pence is complicit.

China did not want Trump to be president, Mister Pence, it was Russia.

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Judge calls Trump administration family reunification efforts ‘unacceptable’ – NBC News

I never thought I would be ashamed of my country. It’s done some terrible things in what it thought was the right thing to do. But separating mothers from their children goes beyond the pale. This is the post November 9th 2016 America, this is Trump’s America. In the name of this demagogue we have become intolerant, divided, and not the country that our founding fathers hoped we would be at the mature age of 242.

We have a tag line calling ourselves the resistance. Well now is the time to resist and go and volunteer and make phone calls and donate and knock on doors and do everything you know how to do to get people out to vote. I I am volunteering at the Westside Democratic Club helping people learn how to make cold calls. The Westside Democratic Club is in Westwood and I live in downtown Los Angeles. I drive there in rush hour and come back home in what is left over from Rush Hour. It actually takes me more time to get home then it does to get there. And I’m not doing enough, he’ll I’m not doing half of what I should be doing to try to save our country.

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