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Blackwater under the microscope

Blackwater will be testifying before Congress tomorrow. It appears that there was a 2005 shooting that they tried to cover up. Oh and the State Department just released a report which “proves” that Blackwater was not at fault in this latest shooting.

Update: Video added.

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From WaPo:

Blackwater USA is an out-of-control outfit indifferent to Iraqi civilian casualties, according to a critical report released Monday by a key congressional committee.

Among the most serious charges against the prominent security firm is that Blackwater contractors sought to cover up a June 2005 shooting of an Iraqi man and the company paid, with State Department approval, the families of others inadvertently killed by its guards. (more…)

By |2013-11-03T18:48:24-04:00October 1st, 2007|Bush Administration|Comments Off on Blackwater under the microscope

Beef – It what's being recalled

Maybe it is just me but there seems to be a ton of recalls going on. Toys. There have been a bunch of toys that have been recalled. Wasn’t there something with food a couple of months ago? Yep, that had to do with lettuce if I’m not mistaken. Now, beef. 21 million pounds of it.

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From CNN.com:

Topps Meat Co. on Saturday expanded a recall of ground beef from about 300,000 pounds to 21.7 million pounds, one of the largest meat recalls in U.S. history.

In a statement, the Elizabeth, New Jersey, company said the hamburger patties may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, a bacterium that can cause severe diarrhea and cramps, as well as other complications.

A statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture said 25 illnesses are under investigation in Connecticut, Florida, Indiana, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania.  (more…)

By |2013-11-03T18:46:30-04:00September 29th, 2007|Bush Administration, General|Comments Off on Beef – It what's being recalled
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