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Despite voters’ apparent unhappiness with the GOP governor, the poll suggests his successor will be a fellow Republican.

Democratic state Rep. John Bel Edwards, of Amite, is running against Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and Republican Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne for governor next year. Term limits prevent Jindal from running.

The majority of poll participants were unfamiliar with Edwards.

Nestle is voluntarily recalling two of its Hot Pockets products as part of a larger meat recall. [...]

Rancho is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products after regulators said that it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full inspection. The USDA says the products were unfit for human consumption. No illnesses have been reported.

Former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown has parted ways with Fox News, fueling further suggestion that he is seriously considering a Senate run in New Hampshire. [...]

The cable station signed Brown as a political commentator last February. His contract would end if he formed a committee to explore a Senate bid, another Fox News representative had said in December, according to the Globe.

  • Unvaccinated man exposed thousands in the Bay Area to measles. In 1941, there were 508,000 cases of measles in the United States and 432 people died from it. Thanks to vaccinations, in 2013, 187 U.S. cases of measles were reported and nobody died here from the disease. But 158 000 people, mostly children, died worldwise from measles in 2011. Large numbers of adults in the U.S. haven't been vaccinated and remain vulnerable to the highly contagious disease:
California health officials are warning that thousands of state residents were potentially exposed to measles after an unvaccinated individual commuted on Bay Area Rapid Transit, or BART, during rush hour. BART is the fifth most used public transportation system in the country, transporting about 400,000 riders each workday.

The man in question is a college student who likely contracted measles during a recent trip to Asia. The virus, which can remain in the air for up to two hours, was probably present on trains that moved throughout the Bay Area.

  • Check out this new episode of This Week In Blackness, in which Elon James White discusses the uproar over the Dunn Trial and Jordan Davis. He challenges those attempting to dismiss the outrage while labeling the anger "hypocritical" because of "Black on Black crime."

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  •  sorry, sharing data with racists is not even as (5+ / 0-)

    close as I've wanted to be while working with them

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013 (@eState4Column5).

    by annieli on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:02:50 PM PST

  •  too many Republicans (4+ / 0-)
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    a2nite, BlueKS, GreyHawk, JeffW
    Scientists think they've figured out why our distant ancestors spent a billion years as slime.

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013 (@eState4Column5).

    by annieli on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:03:15 PM PST

  •  don't recall any meat in them, actually (3+ / 0-)
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    swampyankee, GreyHawk, Meteor Blades
    Nestle is voluntarily recalling two of its Hot Pockets products as part of a larger meat recall. [...]

    Warning - some snark may be above‽ (-9.50; -7.03)‽ eState4Column5©2013 "I’m not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be" - Barack Obama 04/27/2013 (@eState4Column5).

    by annieli on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:04:15 PM PST

  •  Still shaking off the flu (3+ / 0-)
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    But enjoying #WalkerDocs over at Twitter playing out live.

    Would it be too much to ask if Scott Walker and the Wisconsin GOP just crumbled right before my very eyeballs on this afternoon?

    "If this Studebaker had anymore Atomic Space-Age Style, you'd have to be an astronaut with a geiger counter!"

    by Stude Dude on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:05:02 PM PST

  •  Scott Brown is still with FOX (7+ / 0-)

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/...

    On Wednesday Brown pushed back on reports that he had ended his contract with the channel.

    "It is incorrect," Brown said according to The Washington Post on Wednesday. Brown's comments were in response to reports that the former Massachusetts senator "is currently out of contract with the network."

    Verified by FOX:
    Around noon on Wednesday Fox News Executive Vice President Bill Shine told The Post that Brown had renewed his contract with Fox.

    I'm a Vietnam Era vet. I'm also an Erma Bombeck Era vet. When cussing me out and calling me names please indicate which vet you would like to respond to your world changing thoughts.

    by Just Bob on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:06:22 PM PST

  •  Hot Pockets are NEVER fit for human consumption (6+ / 0-)
    Rancho [Hot Pocket manufacturer] is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products after regulators said that it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full inspection. The USDA says the products were unfit for human consumption.
    As Jim Gaffigan says, they are Diarrhea Pockets.   You might as well eat them on the toilet.  Ugh.  

    You can get to the top by heading for the bottom. - R. Lewis

    by SpamNunn on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:06:52 PM PST

  •  So I take it everything's fine in Ukraine (1+ / 0-)
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    GreyHawk

    today, given the lack of diaries on the topic ...

    I don't understand this site sometimes. Yes, there is one diary today though more meta than updates (not that there's anything wrong with meta). And no, I can't host a diary given that my time is spoken for today. But there really shoulda been a front page liveblog going yesterday, imo (we finally did get a rec'd liveblog yesterday but not on fp).

    Oh well. As long as everything's fine I'll just go about my business. Glad I got that off my chest.

    I don't love writing, but I love having written ~ Dorothy Parker // Visit my Handmade Gallery on Zibbet

    by jan4insight on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:08:09 PM PST

    •  People here write about what they know (4+ / 0-)
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      ferg, swampyankee, T100R, wintergreen8694

      rather than just repeating what is on the national and international news. When Lefty Coaster was on the ground in the Philippines, we had a number of wonderful diaries about the typhoon damage.

      At least these are the diaries I value -- ones that add personal depth and reflection to what is happening, whether in Bohol or Madison or some small town in Iowa.

      The other criteria for good diaries seems to be whether they either build community and/or help elect more and better Democrats.

      So "no diaries" doesn't mean "no one gives a damn."

      If you want one, and care about the Ukraine, write it. Don't just whine about why hasn't anyone done it.

      •  Nice little backhanded slap you gave me (1+ / 0-)
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        there, rugbymom. But you have answered my question: apparently nobody here knows/cares/has the time to write a diary on Ukraine today (except the one I previously mentioned).

        I already stated my time is unavailable today. Seriously, I would have started a liveblog if that were not the case. Of course I'm hardly an expert on Ukraine and definitely not on the ground there so I'm afraid I would still not meet your standards for a useful diary.

        I also remember, when the WV chemical leak first broke last month, it took three days, 3 diaries by 3 different people (and I did write one of those ) - all of which fell off the page pretty quickly - before the "serious people" on this site started paying attention to it.

        The process of getting something noticed here leave some pretty big stories untouched, imo. It just seems like we could collectively do better, is all I'm saying. And if I can't say it an open thread, where can I say it? (no I'm not going to write another diary. I've already been slapped.)

        I don't love writing, but I love having written ~ Dorothy Parker // Visit my Handmade Gallery on Zibbet

        by jan4insight on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 01:03:11 PM PST

        [ Parent ]

        •  I've also been looking for more info (1+ / 0-)
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          jan4insight

          I'm not able to start or maintain a liveblog either.

          In one of yesterday's diaries somebody posted a site that was liveblogging. Here is today's liveblog from The Interpreter.

          Maybe somebody will do an evening followup diary later today.

          As through this world I've wandered,
          I've seen lots of funny men;
          Some will rob you with a six-gun,
          Some with a fountain pen.
          -- Woody Guthrie

          by Senor Unoball on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 01:40:49 PM PST

          [ Parent ]

        •  Hmm. I am following Ukraine closely, but haven't (0+ / 0-)

          been bothered in the least by the lack of FP coverage on DK.  It's a major international story with breaking news readilly available from the Guardian, Reuters, even a bunch of NPR shows including today's "Here and Now" (and actually even the frikkin front page of NPR.org).  

          As I understand it, DK is for breaking/following stories that DON'T have saturation coverage by the international media.   Doesn't mean we do a perfect job with that either, but this criticism strikes me as ridiculous.  Unless you think people should use DK as their ONLY news site, which also strikes me as ridiculous...

  •  I avoid racists & they avoid me; it's easier (2+ / 0-)
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    GreyHawk, shoeless

    nosotros no somos estúpidos

    by a2nite on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:09:42 PM PST

  •  Spent? (4+ / 0-)
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    GreyHawk, shoeless, Gooserock, JeffW
    Scientists think they've figured out why our distant ancestors spent a billion years as slime.
    In the case of the GOP, I might phrase that as "remained", but that's just me...

    "If you are still playing for Team Republican and want to have any honor whatsoever, you need to leave the Republican Party now, apologize to America, and work to remove it from our political system." - Brad DeLong

    by radabush on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:10:12 PM PST

  •  Update: Scott Brown renewed his Faux contract (4+ / 0-)
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    BobBlueMass, MissTrial, MTmofo, GreyHawk

    Both WaPo and Politico have updated their articles.  They are both now reporting confirmation from Fox execs that Brown has, in fact, renewed his contract, contrary to earlier rumors.

    So unless the contract has some clause that allows him to break it to run for office, it seems like he's out of the NH Senate race.

    •  I saw that when I clicked the link. Related (0+ / 0-)

      question- Does anyone know what he's been doing for Fox?  I haven't heard any of his comments being referred to on other media (I don't watch Fox).

      I can't imagine Fox renewing the contract of any commentator who isn't saying crazy things at least occasionally.

  •  Oh for fucks sake (1+ / 0-)
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    Erick Son of Erick has a new screed up on his Etat de Rouge blog about (and I kid you fucking not) the "Useful Idiots of Baal"

    ...and its not Snark.  (or whatever they call snark over there.  Freedom Funny?  Liberty Laugh-Writing?   I have no idea...)

    As a friend noted this passage from Bonhoeffer last night in email:

     

     “The messengers of Jesus will be hated to the end of time. They will be blamed for all the division which rend cities and homes. Jesus and his disciples will be condemned on all sides for undermining family life, and for leading the nation astray; they will be called crazy fanatics and disturbers of the peace.”

        — Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “The Cost of Discipleship,” 1937.

    The useful idiots of Baal are not willing to go along for that ride. They’d rather their Jesus bake cakes for gay weddings.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:13:00 PM PST

  •  Community Quilt (3+ / 0-)
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    Just Bob, GreyHawk, LinSea

    There is a Community Quilt Diary by Sara R for hopeful. Please consider posting a message.

    Mary Engelbreit~The Comforter

    Mary Engelbreit~The Comforter

  •  I misread that (1+ / 0-)
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    Hot Pockets is part of meat recall:
    I thought that said "Hot Pockets are part meat" and I was like "Whaaa.?  C'mon!!!  There is NO REAL MEAT in Hot POckets... who are you trying to kid?!

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:14:59 PM PST

  •  IOC refusing Ukrainian's black arm band? (2+ / 0-)
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    GreyHawk, wintergreen8694

    Uh, good luck with that one, Sparky.

    "Reality has a well-known liberal bias." - Stephen Colbert

    by Rob Dapore on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:16:39 PM PST

  •  #DayofRemembrance (3+ / 0-)
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    swampyankee, GreyHawk, annieli

    Listen to The After Show & The Justice Department on Netroots Radio. Join us on The Porch Tue & Fri at Black Kos, all are welcome!

    by justiceputnam on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:17:32 PM PST

  •  The Ukrainian Revolution LIVE TV FEED (1+ / 0-)
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    GreyHawk

    They are still there. What bad asses!

    https://www.youtube.com/...

    "Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed." -- Vaclav Havel

    by greendem on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:17:38 PM PST

  •  Powerball pool diary (1+ / 0-)
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    GreyHawk

    Jackpot is at $400mm and here's the latest diary on how to join the fun along w/your fellow kossacks:

    $400 Million Powerball Dailykos Lotto Pool Thread VI

    "And, once again, the forces of niceness and goodness have triumphed over the forces of evil and rottenness." --Maxwell Smart

    by emobile on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:19:16 PM PST

  •  I fucking hate the IOC (5+ / 0-)

    srsly I really do.

    And daddy won't you take me back to Muhlenberg County Down by the Green River where Paradise lay. Well, I'm sorry my son, but you're too late in asking Mister Peabody's coal train has hauled it away. John Prine

    by high uintas on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:22:47 PM PST

  •  Now let's be fair here: (2+ / 0-)
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    The USDA says the products were unfit for human consumption.
    They were unfit for human consumption long before the USDA stuck their nose in things.

    Non futuis apud Boston

    by kenlac on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:29:45 PM PST

  •  MI5 (0+ / 0-)

    MI5 coerces the media NOT to publish my true GCHQ Cheltenham account, hence concealing their complicity in the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher.

    The true facts of my GCHQ Cheltenham account are:

    I am the son of a London Metropolitan Police Constable who was in turn the son of a London Metropolitan Police Constable.

    Typically at lunchtime, I would go for a walk but late morning on the 17 April 1984, my line manager (Phil Baker) instructed me to be “available” in my office during lunchtime. He provided no explanation. I later reflected, in some horror that only item 3 occurred.

    Lunchtime on the 17 April 1984, the Communications Hall Supervisor was sitting on my desk in my office apparently waiting for me to return to my office. He had no reason to be there and he ‘blocked’ me up against the closed door. He then read the “missed” signal to me.

    A couple of weeks before the shooting there was a brief argument in my office between the Day Duty Officer and my Line Manager regarding the night shift sleeping in my office.

    A few weeks before the shooting, the G6 Senior Manager responsible for my appointment to that office, warned me that my integrity might be challenged and compromised.

    A few weeks before the shooting, my office colleague insisted that I leave my desk, open our office door and look across the corridor and see a similar folding bed as in the attached photograph.

    My office colleague often made a great fuss about the night shift sleeping in our office.

    Prior to the shooting, a journalist that just happened to be writing a series of articles about GCHQ and Geoffrey Prime, declared on the 7.00am train from Worcester to Cheltenham that The Chestnut was his favourite pub. The Chestnut happens to be approximately 100 yds. from Flag Meadow Walk – our home at that time.

    After the shooting, the same journalist attempted to ‘pump’ me for information.

    Prior to my appointment to GCHQ the previous year, to my surprise the Positive Vetting Investigator said to me that “they certainly want you”.

    On transfer to GCHQ, my Civil Service annual salary increased from £6,318 to £8,282 (31% salary increase - I wasn’t likely to say ‘no’ to such an offer).

    The GCHQ trade union campaign began after the decision by the government in January 1984 to ban unions at GCHQ.

    The questions put by Mr. Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow) in the House of Commons following the 1996 “Murder in St. James’s  –  Dispatches  –  Channel 4” two-part documentary must also be answered:

  •  Sorry for the smell, New Hampshire (1+ / 0-)
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    We've had Brown, the truck drivin' fool, and his idiot frat followers. You're in for heaps of testosterone fog and grown men acting like they're free to be five and/or cavemen again, completely with antagonistic bullying and chest beating.

    Alternatively, Brown could actually be gearing up for a Governor's run here in MA. Yikes.

    Strange but not a stranger.

    by jnww on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:31:26 PM PST

  •  MI5 (0+ / 0-)

    MI5 coerces the media NOT to publish my true GCHQ Cheltenham account, hence concealing their complicity in the murder of WPC Yvonne Fletcher.

    The true facts of my GCHQ Cheltenham account are:

    I am the son of a London Metropolitan Police Constable who was in turn the son of a London Metropolitan Police Constable.

    Typically at lunchtime, I would go for a walk but late morning on the 17 April 1984, my line manager (Phil Baker) instructed me to be “available” in my office during lunchtime. He provided no explanation. I later reflected, in some horror that only item 3 occurred.

    Lunchtime on the 17 April 1984, the Communications Hall Supervisor was sitting on my desk in my office apparently waiting for me to return to my office. He had no reason to be there and he ‘blocked’ me up against the closed door. He then read the “missed” signal to me.

    A couple of weeks before the shooting there was a brief argument in my office between the Day Duty Officer and my Line Manager regarding the night shift sleeping in my office.

    A few weeks before the shooting, the G6 Senior Manager responsible for my appointment to that office, warned me that my integrity might be challenged and compromised.

    A few weeks before the shooting, my office colleague insisted that I leave my desk, open our office door and look across the corridor and see a similar folding bed as in the attached photograph.

    My office colleague often made a great fuss about the night shift sleeping in our office.

    Prior to the shooting, a journalist that just happened to be writing a series of articles about GCHQ and Geoffrey Prime, declared on the 7.00am train from Worcester to Cheltenham that The Chestnut was his favourite pub. The Chestnut happens to be approximately 100 yds. from Flag Meadow Walk – our home at that time.

    After the shooting, the same journalist attempted to ‘pump’ me for information.

    Prior to my appointment to GCHQ the previous year, to my surprise the Positive Vetting Investigator said to me that “they certainly want you”.

    On transfer to GCHQ, my Civil Service annual salary increased from £6,318 to £8,282 (31% salary increase - I wasn’t likely to say ‘no’ to such an offer).

    The GCHQ trade union campaign began after the decision by the government in January 1984 to ban unions at GCHQ.

    The questions put by Mr. Tam Dalyell (Linlithgow) in the House of Commons following the 1996 “Murder in St. James’s  –  Dispatches  –  Channel 4” two-part documentary must also be answered:

  •  Confession: (2+ / 0-)
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    GreyHawk, swampyankee

    I actually don't mind the occasional Lean Pocket -- sure it's not that healthy but sometimes I get tired of cold sandwiches and need something quick and hot that's easy to eat when I need to grab something heading out the door.

    There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

    by Cali Scribe on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:34:34 PM PST

  •  on that slime thing, it seems that these (2+ / 0-)
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    Mr Robert, JeffW

    mineralogists would do well to interact with biologists a bit more. It is not surprising that life was slime for so long. The lack of oxygen they were surprised to find was due to the fact that only when photosynthesis developed and green things started dumping tons of highly toxic oxygen into the environment did life adapt to use it rather than be oxidized to death by it. It made oxidative phoshphorylation possible (think: mitochondria), which extracts 16 times more energy from sugar than old-fashioned glycolysis.

    All sorts of things became possible. Also, just because there were no fossils, it doesn't mean that life was terribly simple. It was just not multicellular. And then, even after it was multicellular, it didn't lave enough structure to leave fossils around to find until the Cambrian explosion - except for the stromatolites formed by mats of ancient algae. Those times probably saw the rise of all sorts of sophisticated biochemical pathways, gene regulatory circuits, improvements in DNA replication, symbiotic fusion of different types of organisms to give rise to organelles, etc. There was a lot going on. "Slime" should not be underappreciated!!

    Fear is the mind-killer - Frank Herbert, Dune

    by p gorden lippy on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:35:16 PM PST

  •  The narrative on the minimum wage (4+ / 0-)
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    has certainly changed (proof that push-back works, and that when Elizabeth Warren talks, people pay attention). Not so long ago we were afraid the House GOP was going to try to abolish it altogether. Instead, even the financial pages are full of analyses of whether increasing it to $11 would be better or worse for the economy than $9.50 or $10.10.

    $15, anyone? How about $17.50?

  •  Is this the right place to ask? (1+ / 0-)
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    Senor Unoball

    I no longer have a recommend option for diaries.
    I do have the ability to recommend comments.
    AFAIK I have not violated any site rules.
    I've coming here since 2004.

  •  Amongst all the bad news we hear every day (0+ / 0-)

    I was very encouraged by some of the data in your Black Stats link. Rates of high school diplomas and college graduates have shown dramatic improvement since 1970. Other stats in that link shows more work needs to be done.

    KOS: "Mocking partisans focusing on elections? Even less reason to be on Daily Kos."

    by fcvaguy on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:38:54 PM PST

  •  Thanks for those stats. (0+ / 0-)

    They might come in handy in my diary.

        Living in a "post-racial" world

  •  It's too late for Scott Brown. (0+ / 0-)

    He's already tainted by Fox. Nobody who works for Fox ever gets elected again.

    Enough is enough! I have had it with these motherfu*king snows on this motherfu*king plain!

    by shoeless on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:41:46 PM PST

  •  ObamaCare will reduce Bankruptcies - MarketWatch (2+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Just Bob, JeffW
    Health-care reform in Massachusetts has helped to improve credit scores, reduce debt and even cut the number of personal bankruptcies by 20%, a new study finds. Taken as a test case, some experts say this could bode well for Obamacare’s impact on the financial health of American households.
    http://www.marketwatch.com/...

    "Work for something because it is good, not just because it stands a chance to succeed." -- Vaclav Havel

    by greendem on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:54:41 PM PST

  •  Rec this diary up (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    Mr Robert

    Or maybe you have some ideas.

    Syoho has been invited to the White House and is looking for some help.

    As through this world I've wandered,
    I've seen lots of funny men;
    Some will rob you with a six-gun,
    Some with a fountain pen.
    -- Woody Guthrie

    by Senor Unoball on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:55:02 PM PST

  •  Now I have to worry about my ... (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    JeffW

    ...not pockets in the freezer.  For Christ sake what is life coming to.

    But at least now I know why they were on sale so cheep.
    I think companies intentionally dump products they know they will have to recall soon.

    We Glory in war, in the shedding of human blood. What fools we are.

    by delver rootnose on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 12:57:01 PM PST

  •  That Hot Pocket Recall is The Tip of the Iceberg (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:
    JeffW

    The list of recalled products from the meat supplier is full of  things like:

    30-lb. boxes of "Beef Lips",
    4-gallons per box "Beef Blood" (wholesale only), and
    30-lb.boxes of "Mountain Oysters"
    Hmmm...
    After looking at these products, I wonder which of them goes into "Philly Steak and Cheese" Hot Pockets.
    Makes me glad I gave up red meat years ago.  (Now I just have to wonder about Foster Farms Chicken and Radioactive Alaska Seafood.)

    "Slavery is the legal fiction that a person is property. Corporate personhood is the legal fiction that property is a person." David Korten, When Corporations Rule the World

    by Delta Overdue on Wed Feb 19, 2014 at 01:14:24 PM PST

  •  $6.5 billion DOE Loan Guarantee for Southern (0+ / 0-)

    company's Vogtle nuclear plant:

    http://www.power-eng.com/...

    That is lot of cash.

  •  dammit, it's 5 pm central--where's my CC story? (0+ / 0-)

    Guess I'll just have to tune into MSNBC tonight...

  •  Neither the posting about the BART Measles (0+ / 0-)

    exposure nor the link clarified whether they are talking about Rubella or Rubeola.

    Rubella is the German Measles and is the one that can cause birth defects if a pregnant women is exposed.

    Depending on whether the writer of the original article knows there is a difference, it is unlikely the student has Rubella, because that would have caused more of an uproar.

    Also if the student was raised in the US he has probably had the vaccination for Rubella as it is, or at lease was, required by most school system.

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