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Stuart G

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September 22, 2014

This is not good...in my opinion

"BEIRUT (AP) — The spokesman of the Islamic State militant group says his fighters are ready to face a U.S.-led military coalition and is calling on Muslims worldwide to kill civilians of nations that join the fight. "

While this is just talk, it is frightening in the long run. No matter what views we hold about the "Islamic State" group who knows what it is capable of?...Especially if our side kills some of its leaders, who knows what they will do in .."revenge" What the hell are we getting into?????
September 20, 2014

Parnell Brothers Taken Into Custody After Convictions (2 men that poisoned us, peanut butter 2009)

(Owners of peanut processing plant...guilty of food poisoning, may get life sentence for selling Salmonella tainted peanut butter)

Food Safety News:


By Dan Flynn | September 20, 2014

On Friday, U.S. marshals escorted brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell from the C.B. King U.S. Courthouse in downtown Albany, GA, to the Crisp County Jail in Cordele, GA, where they spent their first night in prison. The two men will likely remain in the lockup until at least Monday, when they might be able to post secured bail bonds of up to $150,000 so they can be released until sentencing.

Both Stewart and Michael Parnell were convicted earlier Friday in Albany’s U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia on multiple federal felony counts stemming from a deadly Salmonella outbreak that began almost six years ago. They were then transported to the Crisp County Jail, 44 miles to the northeast.

A third defendant, Mary Wilkerson, the former quality control manager for the Peanut Corporation of America’s Blakely, GA, processing plant responsible for the Salmonella contamination, was allowed to go home. She was found guilty on one of two counts of obstruction of justice.

The 60-year-old Stewart Parnell and his 55-year-old brother were together convicted on a total of 97 federal felony counts. Upon hearing the jury verdicts, Assistant U.S. Attorney Alan Dasher asked to have the brothers jailed until sentencing. He said that, because of their ages, the expected sentences of 27-33 years would be the equivalent of life sentences.

This statement from an email about these rich assholes explains why they are guilty.....(it can be found at the end of the article)

"Jurors were likely convinced by some of the emails, especially the ones in which the Parnells seemed unmoved by whether or not any one product shipment was contaminated. “Just ship it,” read a Stewart Parnell email about a peanut load held up for a lab test. “I cannot afford to (lose) another customer.”


About 108 years ago, Upton Sinclair wrote a book, "The Jungle" The quotes in that book, sound just like the comments above. That was an incredible book that led to laws (pure Food and Drug Act.) that were supposed to prevent such events as the Salmonella contamination in 2009. Republicans have (for a number of years) underfunded inspection programs on purpose to lesson federal control of the food we eat. ..This is what we get from them.."Just ship it."

Here is a link from Web Md on this outbreak (this was written at the time of the outbreak)...read it for yourself...there was real fear..


(as of Jan 21 2009)...

"So far, the CDC has received reports of six deaths and 107 hospitalizations among the 486 people sickened in 43 U.S. states and one Canadian province"

September 15, 2014

This is What's Really At Stake in Battle for Senate Control: Talking Points Memo


Arguably the most significant consequence of a Republican Senate takeover in 2014 is absent from the campaign trail, and hardly registers in any polls asking Americans what their top election issues are.

It's not Obamacare. It's not taxes or spending or immigration. It's not the ISIS terrorist threat.

It's judicial and administrative nominations: who gets to be a lifetime-tenured federal judge, and who gets to run powerful government agencies.

Major legislation will remain bottled up under any plausible outcome in November as President Barack Obama will still hold the veto pen and Republicans will still control the House. But the Senate is the exclusive guardian of the nomination process. And in a potential Republican-led Senate, probable Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) would have complete control over which of Obama's nominations may come up for a confirmation vote.

"My guess is they put a stop to a host of nominations and try to use that process for hostage taking and leverage," said Norm Ornstein, a congressional scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. "Certainly it means the ability of Obama to get any judicial nominations through becomes about zero."
September 15, 2014

Christine Brennan (USA Today) Confronts Fox News "Take the Stairs"

This one is not very long, very short...45 sec..but it happened, and she pointed it out on "Take The Stairs"
In a clear and precise way, and everyone who listens for that moment can see it..
Then the man says something like, "We covered that.."
Sure they did..
September 12, 2014

Air Bag Flaw, Long Known to Honda and Takata, Led to Recalls: New York Times.


SEPT. 11, 2014

An air bag exploded in a Honda Accord in 2004 in Alabama, shooting out metal fragments and injuring the car’s driver. At a loss to explain the incident, Honda and its Japanese air bag supplier deemed it “an anomaly” and did not issue a recall or seek the involvement of federal safety regulators.

Today, more than 14 million vehicles have been recalled by 11 automakers over rupture risks involving air bags manufactured by the supplier, Takata. That is about five times the number of vehicles recalled this year by General Motors for its deadly ignition switch defect.

Two deaths and more than 30 injuries have been linked to ruptures in Honda vehicles, and complaints received by regulators about various automakers blame Takata air bags for at least 139 injuries, including 37 people who reported air bags that ruptured or spewed shrapnel or chemicals. In one incident in December 2009, a Honda Accord driven by Gurjit Rathore, 33, hit a mail truck in Richmond, Va. Her air bag exploded, propelling shrapnel into her neck and chest, and she bled to death in front of her three children, according to a lawsuit filed by her family.


If you look at the entire story...you will see that this company..Takada..was responsible for over 14,000,000 recalled airbags..Who knows how many injuries were not reported. Add this one to the list of crooks never prosecuted...
September 11, 2014

Keith Olbermann: Roger Goodell Can't Resign, Because He Needs To Be FIRED

I saw this on YouTube.
posted last night....had to put it up..

September 10, 2014

The Media Is Deeply Invested In The NFL, Ray Rice story will go away much quicker than expected..

I think it must be said how deeply the media is invested in the NFL. I believe that after a relatively short time the story about Ray Rice will go away. Some media may keep track, but most slowly/or quickly stop covering it. TV has billions in contracts, and does not want that league to loose viewers. Because if NFL "football" looses viewers, other football may loose viewers too. Another sport is gaining in popularity among young viewers, and the vested interests do not want that sport, soccer, to take viewers from NFL and other football. I am not in charge, but the NFL and all media wants this to go away. Local TV devotes lots of time to football reports and updates. Sports segments have huge numbers of viewers. Sports magazines obviously love the NFL, and do not want fewer purchases for any reason. So, that is why I believe this one will go away faster than many desire. Tough for us. It is the media's football game and the rest can go away.

September 8, 2014

Hard to believe, but a Republican president said the following about guns and warships..

"Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed." DWIGHT D EISENHOWER, speech April 16, 1953:

and...........my guess is, he really did see what war was all about...

Quite a long time ago, and you will never hear that from any Republican today...

September 8, 2014

A song about not giving up, Josh Groban.."Don't Give Up"

Sometimes this one helps some of us to get thru..

September 7, 2014

Favorite Animal Show from the first 20 years of TV....

Mine is clearly............................My Name is Mr. ED.......
a ridiculous show about a talking horse, and the one person that can talk to him....a take off of Francis the talking mule movies of the 40s and 50s.........(with Donald O Connor of all actors)

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About Stuart G

I thought I knew a lot, and I found out... how little I knew about what I know...... ..... And how much more there is to learn, if I listen and read what others have to say.
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