California company recalls 8.7 million pounds of meat

A Northern California company is recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products because it processed diseased and unhealthy animals without a full federal inspection, federal officials said.

The recall involves a year’s worth of meat processed by Rancho Feeding Corp., which has been under scrutiny by the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS). The agency said that without full inspection, the recalled products are unfit for human consumption.

They were processed from Jan. 1, 2013, through Jan. 7 this year and shipped to distribution centers and retail stores in California, Florida, Illinois and Texas. The products include beef carcasses, oxtail, liver, cheeks, tripe, tongue and veal bones.

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Photo: AP Photo/Nick Ut

Posso confessar uma coisa? Eu nunca imaginei que isso aconteceria de novo, quer dizer, nunca passou pela minha mente sentir isso por alguém novamente, tampouco por você. Sinceramente? Acho que você não foi a melhor escolha que eu fiz, talvez tenha sido a pior, mas foda-se. Sei seus inúmeros defeitos e sei o quão rápido você se irrita comigo, mas poxa, tente entender, essa coisa toda já me machucou antes e eu não quero que aconteça de novo, não mesmo. Sou muito insegura, admito, talvez nem tenha tantos motivos para isso, talvez as coisas agora sejam diferentes – e são – mas cá entre nós, tu não sentes nenhum medo? Não te bate uma insegurança como se nada fosse dar certo, ou será que vós sois tão seguro assim a ponto de não se importar? A verdade é que eu sou medrosa, sempre fui, e bom, sei o quanto isso é ruim, mas tente entender, é maior que eu. É como se ao mesmo tempo que eu quero me jogar em seus braços, eu também quisesse correr para longe de ti – é confuso, eu sei. O que eu posso fazer? Não sei lidar com isso, nunca soube, e talvez seja por isso que sempre tentei evitar isso – até agora.
—  Não era pra ter acontecido, não agora.

One can imagine how some Ferguson residents would conclude that they have no form of influence except taking to the streets each night. Yet given the passionate mobilization that is taking place each day, it is realistic to imagine the protesters successfully ousting the whole leadership structure of the city. Even observers who are critical of the street activism following Michael Brown’s killing agree that Ferguson’s leaders have been egregiously incompetent in their response. They’ve clearly lost the confidence of the people they represent, and only in part because, as the New York Times puts it, “Although about two-thirds of Ferguson residents are black, its mayor and five of its six City Council members are white. Only three of the town’s 53 police officers are black.” […..]

This is a historic failure of leadership. Recalls were created for moments like this one.

So recall the mayor. Recall the city council. Elect new officials who will fire the police chief. Success is not guaranteed, but it is quite plausible and perhaps even likely. The whole lot of them could be tossed out.

A year ago right now, life was pretty different. It’s just nuts to recall what The Lord has done in year!!! I’m thankful for where I’ve been, and where I am now, and I look forward to the future.

Life is a precious gift from God. Thank you.

I want to live it well.

Wait, but…what?

4 Nightmarish Ways Creepy Crawlers Are Terrorizing Humanity

#2. 870,000 Toyotas Recalled Due to Spider-Caused Malfunction

It turns out that a defect in the air-conditioning system of some models can trigger the airbag warning light or, sometimes, full-on deployments. Specifically, when something blocks the system’s drainage tube, water can drip down into the airbag module, resulting in some premature airbag-culation action. And what kinds of things may block the drainage tube? Spider webs.

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If you were planning to eat a Hot Pocket today, you might want to reconsider that decision. Several varieties have been recalled after it came to light that some of the products’ meat had not undergone proper inspection, CBS Baltimore reports.

More specifically (and more vomit-inducingly), some of the meat — if affiliated with the California-based Rancho Feeding Corporation — could have come from “diseased and unsound animals,” according to a news release from the USDA. The Giant supermarket chain has pulled the Philly Steak & Cheese and Croissant Crust Philly Steak & Cheese varieties, according to CBS Baltimore.

Read more: Hot Pockets Recalled: Nestle Pulls Philly Cheese Steak From Shelves |

Hornady Recall

If you’ve bought a box of Hornady Critical Duty 9mm recently check for the lot number 3141635.  Do not fire these rounds.  The lot has several powderless rounds which could leave a bullet jammed in the barrel, and cause an obstruction that will destroy the gun.

I like Hornady’s ammo, though thankfully with the last box of 9mm I bought I opted for Hornady custom instead.  Every loader, even the high end factory machines can clog up and fail to properly fill the case.  I’m thinking though this could have been easily prevented by verifying the weight of each box before it’s shipped off, since rounds that were missing powder charges would be lighter.