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3 jaunte  Wed, Sep 21, 2011 6:33:33pm
The Hamlet chicken processing plant fire was an industrial fire in Hamlet, North Carolina, at the Imperial Foods chicken processing plant on September 3, 1991, due to a failure in a hydraulic line. Twenty-five were killed and 54 injured in the fire, trapped behind locked fire doors. In 11 years of operation, the plant had never received a safety inspection.[1] Investigators believe a safety inspection might have prevented the disaster.[2]
..... snip ....
The factory was permanently closed, with the loss of 215 jobs.[dead link][15] Within two years of the accident insurance companies and the North Carolina business lobby together introduced legislation limiting the compensation available to injured workers and relatives of killed workers.[6] Insurance companies had originally agreed to pay $16.1 million to the injured and the families of the deceased.[18
[Link: en.wikipedia.org...]
4 tnguitarist  Wed, Sep 21, 2011 6:57:51pm

Someone please mail her a copy of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

5 Lidane  Wed, Sep 21, 2011 7:09:52pm

re: #4 tnguitarist

Someone please mail her a copy of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

Or sit her down and have her watch Food, Inc. at least.

6 Interesting Times  Wed, Sep 21, 2011 7:10:03pm

Rat feces in your raisin bran are part of the Lord Almighty's plan.

7 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Wed, Sep 21, 2011 7:46:32pm

Ahhh yes... those damn folks at the FDA killing jobs by keeping pesticides, bacteria, viruses, rodents and rodent droppings out of our food! How dare they?

The GOP are scum. Really just scum.

8 Mad Prophet Ludwig  Wed, Sep 21, 2011 7:49:15pm

re: #4 tnguitarist

Someone please mail her a copy of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

She doesn't read anything that isn't approved by her husband.

9 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Wed, Sep 21, 2011 8:01:21pm

Vaccinations bad, food-borne pathogens good.

10 theheat  Wed, Sep 21, 2011 8:02:49pm

What Americans need is more melamine in our food. That way we don't have to keep importing melamine from China. Goddamned Chinese aren't gonna tell us what we need in our food!

Yeah, they really are that stupid. Defending them is pointless.

11 HappyWarrior  Wed, Sep 21, 2011 9:36:41pm

Stupid stupid.

12 (I Stand By What I Said Whatever It Was)  Wed, Sep 21, 2011 9:41:31pm

Bachmann just got a hankering for strolling through meat lockers and feels like everybody should be able to walk through them without government interference.

13 Dark_Falcon  Wed, Sep 21, 2011 9:42:41pm

re: #4 tnguitarist

Someone please mail her a copy of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair.

It would do no good. Teddy Roosevelt disagreed intensely with Sinclair's socialism, calling it "pathetic", but he was able to see that Sinclair pointed to a very real problem and promised Sinclair to right "those specific wrongs that you [Sinclair] have identified". Michelle Bachmann would simply toss the book aside, saying "No socialist can say anything I need to hear!". She's too stupid and fanatical to listen.

14 docproto48  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 3:43:15am

re: #9 negativ

Vaccinations bad, food-borne pathogens good.

As I have said before they want us to eat shit and die

15 Decatur Deb  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 3:48:10am

Her family runs a farm (she got subsidies for it). I don't know what she raises, but I don't want to eat it.

16 Our Precious Bodily Fluids  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 3:49:57am

re: #15 Decatur Deb

Her family runs a farm (she got subsidies for it). I don't know what she raises, but I don't want to eat it.

Foster Children Farm, wasn't it?

17 Decatur Deb  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 3:50:11am

re: #13 Dark_Falcon

It would do no good. Teddy Roosevelt disagreed intensely with Sinclair's socialism, calling it "pathetic", but he was able to see that Sinclair pointed to a very real problem and promised Sinclair to right "those specific wrongs that you [Sinclair] have identified". Michelle Bachmann would simply toss the book aside, saying "No socialist can say anything I need to hear!". She's too stupid and fanatical to listen.

Sinclair considered the reaction to his book a miscarriage. He thought he was writing about labor abuses.

18 Decatur Deb  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 3:51:07am

re: #16 negativ

Foster Children Farm, wasn't it?

OK, then, as long as they're USDA inspected.

19 docproto48  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 3:54:35am

re: #13 Dark_Falcon

It would do no good. Teddy Roosevelt disagreed intensely with Sinclair's socialism, calling it "pathetic", but he was able to see that Sinclair pointed to a very real problem and promised Sinclair to right "those specific wrongs that you [Sinclair] have identified". Michelle Bachmann would simply toss the book aside, saying "No socialist can say anything I need to hear!". She's too stupid and fanatical to listen.

If she can read it at all she would say:
don't confuse me with the facts I've got my mind made up

fortunately since she would read it literally she would see its association to the food industry ....but not too society and greed.

Wouldn't it be fun to see her discuss Orwell's Animal farm?

20 docproto48  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 3:59:20am

re: #16 negativ

Foster Children Farm, wasn't it?

She must be a very remarkable woman to have completely raised twenty some foster children in only five years
Does anyone know how long each child stayed and why she quit fostering? (besides her husband told her to)

21 Decatur Deb  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 4:03:26am

re: #20 proto87

She must be a very remarkable woman to have completely raised twenty some foster children in only five years
Does anyone know how long each child stayed and why she quit fostering? (besides her husband told her to)

The foster kid story has had a merciful low profile unless she flogs it. I'd seen a mention of a few months each on average, which might be normal.

22 Origuy  Thu, Sep 22, 2011 2:28:44pm

From the NY Times:

The Bachmanns were licensed by the state from 1992 to 2000 to handle up to three foster children at a time; the last child arrived in 1998. They began by offering short-term care for girls with eating disorders who were treated through a program at the University of Minnesota, said George Hendrickson, the chief executive of PATH Minnesota, the private agency that handled the placements.

While Mrs. Bachmann may have envisioned herself caring for unwed mothers, as she said in 2006, Mr. Hendrickson, who worked with the couple for four years, said that to his knowledge, none were pregnant.

He said the Bachmann home was “technically considered a treatment home,” which offered a higher level of reimbursement. (The current rate is $47 a day, Mr. Hendrickson said.) That designation required a higher standard of care from parents who had the educational and emotional capability to handle “serious mental health issues.” Dr. Bachmann’s training was an asset.


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