Seattle Hot Dogs watch out!

North Dakota Firm Recalls Beef Franks Due To Misbranding and Undeclared AllergenClass I Recall 003-2014Health Risk: High Jan 15, 2014Congressional and Public Affairs Luis G. Rivera 202 720-9113 WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014–Cloverdale Foods Co., a Mandan, N.D., establishment, is recalling approximately 2,664 pounds of beef franks due to misbranding and an undeclared allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service FSIS announced today. The products were formulated with milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label. The following products are subject to recall: [View labels] 16-oz. packages of Cloverdale Meats “Seattle Mariners Beef Franks.” 12 lb. cases containing 12 packages of individual 16-oz. packages of Cloverdale Meats “Seattle Mariners Beef Franks.”

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‘No way to safeguard your data’ from NSA | World | DW.DE | 15.01.2014

(Real news is one thing but this is nothing but something made up to look like news – an interview with a secrecy “expert” for a magazine with no sources given for his musing. If true, document it! Otherwise…)

DW: News reports say that the NSA is using a special technique in order to spy on about 100,000 computers outside the US – even if they’re offline. How is that possible?

Martin Holland: According to reports, they\’re using special implants placed on the computer components. With the help of the implants, they can conduct surveillance on those machines. The NSA sends signals to the implants, and can then find out what was done on the computer by what\’s reflected back from the device.

via ‘No way to safeguard your data’ from NSA | World | DW.DE | 15.01.2014.

Living In a Gun Lobby Dystopia – NYTimes.com

The gun lobby says Americans would be safer if more “good guys” carried loaded guns in public places, and extols the benefits of an armed citizenry.

On Monday, the nation got a terrifying glimpse of how dangerous that vision really is — when a minor argument escalated into lethal violence at a movie theater in a Tampa suburb.

In this tragic episode, an irascible patron at a matinee showing of “Lone Survivor” shot a fellow audience-member because he was texting.

Without the presence of a gun, the two men might have shouted and thrown punches before theater employees arrived to stop the altercation. No one would have died.

As it is, a 43-year old father, Chad Oulson, paid for his texting with his life and his wife, Nicole Oulson, suffered a non-fatal wound — all because the retired police officer who admitted to the shooting, Curtis Reeves, couldn’t control his temper. On Tuesday, Mr. Reeves was charged with second-degree murder.

Most gun owners are not violent. Most gun owners are not criminals. But this latest shooting is a reminder that a “bad guy” with a gun is sometimes a “good guy” in a pique.

via Living In a Gun Lobby Dystopia – NYTimes.com.

USDA Greenlights Dow’s 2,4-D Seeds | Civil Eats

C#$P! !@#$!!! Have some Agent Orange with your soy sauce and corn flakes!

Earlier this month, USDA welcomed in the new year by presenting Dow AgroSciences with a bountiful gift: A virtual green light for the pesticide company’s new genetically engineered (GE) corn and soybean seeds. These crops are designed specifically to be used with Dow’s infamous herbicide, 2,4-D.

Dow has been waiting two years for the go-ahead from USDA to start marketing its 2,4-D-resistant corn and soy. And it now appears the corporation will get what it wants, despite strong opposition from farmers, healthcare professionals and concerned communities across the country.

Agricultural scientists warn that introduction of 2,4-D resistant crops is a very bad idea, and could lead to as much as a 25-fold surge in 2,4-D use across the country over the next six years. This would result in severe damage to vulnerable crops, loss of farm businesses and harm to rural communities’ health.

via USDA Greenlights Dow’s 2,4-D Seeds | Civil Eats.

Chennai boy’s school bus locator app wins MIT contest – The Times of India

\”I spend around three hours a day as soon as I reach home from school, working on my apps or learning a new programming language,\” says the Class 8 student of Velammal Vidyashram in Surapet. His passion for all things electronic has helped him win the MIT App Inventor App Contest at the K-8 level for the second consecutive year. He has also developed an android phone app \’Ez School Bus Locator\’, which allows parents to track the location of school buses and attendance details of their wards using a mobile phone.

via Chennai boy’s school bus locator app wins MIT contest – The Times of India.