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Trump administration allows pork slaughterhouses to have fewer USDA inspectors

Source: NBC

The Trump administration will allow pork plants to reduce the number of Department of Agriculture line inspectors assigned to them and run their slaughter lines without any speed limit under a new rule intended to modernize an antiquated inspection system. But the changes have alarmed consumer advocates who believe the rule will make food less safe and endanger workers.

The new rule will let factory workers, rather than USDA inspectors, remove unsuitable carcasses and trim defects in plants that opt into the new inspection system. USDA inspectors will still examine the carcasses, but they will be stationed farther down the line, and off-line inspectors will be roaming the factory to conduct other kinds of safety checks.

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The USDA says that the rule is the first time in more than 50 years that pork inspections will be modernized, making food safer by focusing inspectors’ attention on more targeted safety checks rather than visual line inspections. The agency estimates that the change will reduce the total number of USDA inspectors at pork plants by 40 percent, saving about $8.7 million a year.

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“This rule puts industry profits ahead of public health,” said Thomas Gremillion, director of food policy for the Consumer Federation of America, an advocacy group. He called the rule “a recipe for food safety disaster.”

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/trump-administration-allows-pork-slaughterhouses-have-fewer-usda-inspectors-n1055451



Trump is a Russian asset who is trying to crash America from the inside. If people can't see that
now I just give up.

"Republicans have already decided to protect a lawless President from constitutional accountability.

My 2 cents:

Trump is the biggest crook in American history and the rat fucking of our elections and democracy
by both foreign and domestic players is the biggest crime in American history too. And so if the
Republicans in the Senate want to stand with him in order to protect such unprecedented lawlessness,
un-American actions, and a full on assault of our Constitution fine let 'em and then we will grind them
into dust in the next elections. BTW "they" know their day is coming to look @ all of the Rs that are
retiring. And let's out every single one of those who took Russian money too.


And from NRaleighLiberal post this AM.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212784394


Republicans have made their intentions crystal clear. It is an abdication of responsibility not to state this clearly. Republicans have already decided to protect a lawless President from constitutional accountability. They’ve betrayed the constitution and their oaths. This is a point to make consistently over and over and over again. Because it is true.

Trump Jr. big hunter warning vomit producing stuff

https://www.propublica.org/article/trump-inc-podcast-donald-trump-jr-went-to-mongolia-got-special-treatment-from-the-government-and-killed-an-endangered-sheep

Donald Trump Jr. Went to Mongolia, Got Special Treatment From the Government and Killed an Endangered Sheep
During a summer 2019 hunting trip, Donald Trump Jr. killed a rare argali sheep. The Mongolian government issued him a hunting permit retroactively and he met with the country’s president.

Trump Jr. shot his argali at night, using a rifle with a laser sight, the guides said. He stopped the local hunting guides from dismembering it at the kill site, instead instructing them to use an aluminum sheet to carry the carcass so as not to damage the fur and horns, said Khuandyg Akhbas, 50, one of the guides. He also killed a red deer, which similarly required a permit.

Go Hillary ... please K n R and or send out around "the internets"

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212774342

Tell me this is not Bill Barr?




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Internet slams 'disgusting' Donald Trump Jr. after he skates for killing endangered Mongolian sheep

According to new reports, Donald Trump Jr. illegally shot and killed an endangered argali sheep on a taxpayer-funded hunting trip in Western Mongolia in August — and the Mongolian government retroactively gave him a permit rather than tread on the toes of the U.S. government.

The report was met with outrage on social media, with commenters blasting Trump Jr.’s bloodthirst for endangered animals and the wealth and privilege that allowed him to kill them with no accountability. Some even compared it to the right-wing outrage about Hunter Biden being given a free position on the board of Ukrainian energy company Burisma.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/12/internet-slams-disgusting-donald-trump-jr-after-he-skates-for-killing-endangered-mongolian-sheep/

From wiki:
Argali are considered an endangered or threatened species throughout their entire range, due largely to habitat loss from overgrazing of domestic sheep and hunting. As the world's largest sheep, the lure to gather a trophy specimen is strong among sports-hunters. They are hunted for both their meat and their horns, used in traditional Chinese medicine, and poaching continues to be a major (and difficultilly managed) problem. Argali have been extirpated from northeastern China, southern Siberia, and parts of Mongolia. Populations of predators such as gray wolves and snow leopards have appeared to have been negatively affected by the scarcity of argali.

In Pakistan-administered Kashmir it is listed as an endangered species.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Argali

The little shit traveled halfway around the world to kill an endangered wild animal and we got to pay for it.
BTW according to another report the Mongolian government had to make Trump Jr's hunting permit retroactive.

F.U. Barr: TRUMP'S RUSSIA COVER-UP BY THE NUMBERS - 272 CONTACTS WITH RUSSIA-LINKED OPERATIVES

This is an older post but:

The Trump team tried to cover up every single one of them.


Last Updated June 3, 2019

On April 18, 2019, a redacted copy of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s “Report On The Investigation Into Russian Interference In The 2016 Presidential Election” (Mueller Report) was released to the public. The Mueller report builds on the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that there were two campaigns to elect Donald Trump— one run by Trump and one run by the Russian government. The Mueller report clearly identified collusionbetween the Trump campaign and Russia, despite repeated denials from Trump and many of his senior advisers and close associates that there were any connections between the two campaigns.

A total of 272 contacts between Trump’s team and Russia-linked operatives have been identified, including at least 38 meetings. And we know that at least 33 high-ranking campaign officials and Trump advisers were aware of contacts with Russia-linked operatives during the campaign and transition, including Trump himself. None of these contacts were ever reported to the proper authorities. Instead, the Trump team tried to cover up every single one of them.

Beyond the many lies the Trump team told to the American people, Mueller himself repeatedly remarked on how far the Trump team was willing to go to hide their Russian contacts, stating, “the investigation established that several individuals affiliated with the Trump Campaign lied to the Office, and to Congress, about their interactions with Russian-affiliated individuals and related matters. Those lies materially impaired the investigation of Russian election interference.”


https://themoscowproject.org/explainers/trumps-russia-cover-up-by-the-numbers-70-contacts-with-russia-linked-operatives/

It is here. Post if you want.

How many republicans have repeated Russian promoted talking points today?

It was Hillary/Dems working with the Ukraine in 2016 to make Trump/Russia look bad.

This is not the party of Eisenhower or even Reagan. Treasonous bastards.

“If the facts are against you, argue the law. If the law is against you, argue the facts. If the law and the facts are against you, pound the table and yell like hell”


― Carl Sandburg


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