Below are the stories you’ll have heard us discuss this week on the Mighty Tide of Justice.
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500 Million Eggs Recalled
In the past two weeks, more than 500 Million Eggs have been recalled, the largest in recent history.
On Friday, Iowa based Hillandale Farms announced it was recalling more than 170 million eggs. Another 380 million were recalled by another Iowa Producer – after the FDA linked the eggs to a Salmonella out break, affecting about 1,000 people nationwide.
The FDA Commissioner said that “there’s no question that these farms involved in the recall were not operating to the standards of practice we consider responsible.”
The infected eggs were shipped to a total of 17 states including Georgia.
The number of eggs recalled actually represents less than 1% of the 80 billion eggs produced each year. Source
Facebook has a New Friend
North Korea appears to have added Facebook to their repertoire of Social networking sites.
They opened the account on Thursday, under the Korean username “Urminokkiri” which means “On Our Own as a Nation.”
This account was created hours after South Korea’s Communications Standards Commission blocked North Korea’s Twitter page from being accessed in their country.
North Korea’s website announced they had a Twitter and YouTube account which was opened over the summer. Their twitter account gained more than 8500 followers int he first week, with most of the tweets covering what a Great Leader Kim Jong Il is. Source
In Orlando, FL – a 72 year old woman was shot in the chest by her husband Sunday, as the two trained for robbery scenarios, apparently Arnold Morris age 77 pulled the handgun out of his pocket during the “robbery drill” and accidentally fired it, hitting his wife Patricia.
The couple has been married for 54 years. She was airlifted to the hospital and is expected to recover. Source
Justice Department Seeks Ebonics Experts
The Dept. of Justice is looking to hire “linguists” fluent in Ebonics to help monitor, translate and transcribe the secretly recorded conversations of subjects of narcotics investigations.
A maximum of 9 Ebonics experts will work with the DEA’s Atlanta Field division, where after they obtain DEA Sensitive Security Clearance, will help investigators decipher the conversations in all mediums. Source
Man Punches Horse in the Head
In Australia, a brawl erupted in downtown Darwin – around 4:30am just after bars closed, with some 20 odd people fighting.
Police responded with both Mounted cops and those by car.
It was all fun and games, until a 24 year old man began to attack a police horse, with a “flurry of punches” to the head and neck, as well as pulling on the bridle.
Another office was injured by the suspect, by it’s thought that the Horse, “Bunda Cocaine” will be alright. Source
Minneapolis is going to pay $165,000 to zombies
Minneapolis, MN – The City Attorney’s office has decided to pay seven zombies and their attorney 165,000, settling a lawsuit against the city, after they were arrested and Jailed for 2 days – because they dressed up like zombies in the downtown area on July 22, 2006 – to protest “mindless” consumerism.
They were arrested in 2006, while protesting downtown, wearing zombie makeup and carrying a bag of sound equipment to amplify music from an iPod.
They police say they were carrying equipment that simulated, “weapons of mass destruction.”
However, they were never charged with a crime. Source
Another Stimulus Package
Nobel Prize winner in economics, Paul Krugman – writes in the times last week:
Those Republicans and Conservative Democrats in congress who are pushing to make the Bush tax cuts permanent… are effectively cutting checks which average 3 million to the richest 120,000 people in the country.
The Tax cuts would revert on the last day of 2010, disguising the real cost, because costs are normally calculated over a 10 yr span
It allowed the Bush Administration to pass the Tax Cuts using reconciliation. The same procedure that Republicans denounced, when it was used to pass Healthcare Reform.
It’s clear that the real plan was to go back and make these cuts permenant, but since Obama took the office and the Democrats took congress, things didn’t go according to plan.
To make the Bush Taxs Permanent: (From the Tax Policy Center, a non partisan)
- Cost: 628 billion dollars in the next 10 years.
- Nearly all of it goes to people making more than $500,000 per year.
- The majority of tax cuts go to the richest 1tenth of 1 percent. Source