The Koch Brother’s Karma

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The Koch Brothers, et al.
Picture credit: Unknown

 

For the past few days, chicken and what evil may be lurking in it, has been on the news here quite a bit.

Can you guess who owns the producers of these chicken products that are being recalled?

That would be the Koch Brothers, et al.

Food safety should be everyone’s top priority in this and every Country and selling and/or eating contaminated food is just crazy, when the whole world is totally wired and connected right now.

This was not the Koch Brother’s first brush with either bad food, or trouble at their Plants, as they have had issues several times in the past few years, links to these stories are below.

One of the stories that came up while looking for more about this chicken recall, was not about a recall at all, but about a raid on one of the Koch Plants.

It seems that a few years ago, an Ohio plant was raided and 160 illegal immigrants were taken into custody by ICE or the Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

This same Plant had been under surveillance for two years by their agents before the raid.

I am not quite sure, but don’t the Koch Brother’s belong to and give quite generous financial support to a political party that is highly opposed to any/all illegal immigrants in this country?

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But for now, if you have any of the above mentioned products in your freezer, please protect yourself and your family, dispose of them properly, or follow the directions at the USDA website.

Also listed below is a link to the USDA for Recalls, it would be good for you to check it as often as possible.

I have always been a great believer in Karma, but in the case of the Koch Brothers, I fear that they may outlive us all and never meet theirs.

Places to learn more:

USDA Current Recalls and Alerts

Aspen Foods recalls nearly 2 million pounds of chicken due to salmonella concerns

How Koch Foods Built a $3 Billion Chicken Empire

Immigration raids Koch Foods Ohio chicken plant

Nearly 2 million chicken products have been recalled due to Salmonella

Koch brothers: First they bought their way into politics, but now they’re in March Madness

Chicken Entrees Recalled for Salmonella Sold at Kroger, Giant, Schnucks, Aldi, Food Lion, Safeway

Deadly Debacles

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Both of our PT Cruisers may have parts in them from Takata’s Mexico Plant.
Picture credit: Walkingfox

The news this week of serious Air Bag flaws and failures, has been an alarming and terrifying one for car owners everywhere and two Floridians were also among the victims, one lost an eye, the other tragically, lost her life.

The once very much respected auto addition mandated by N.H.T.S.A. and other safety programs many years ago, now, can and have killed people.

One of the factors that has been suggested to cause this air bag failure is said to be humidity, which makes those of us living here in Florida feeling more than a little nervous right now.

The fact that the guilty makers of the air bags and the car companies who did not alert consumers immediately show how little respect or concern all of them have for us, those who keep them in business.

So these car companies: Honda, BMW, Chrysler, GM, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, Subaru, Mazda and Mitsubishi have had about 14 million cars recalled for air bag issues.

Takata, one of the world’s  biggest air bag manufacturers, is one of those who makes the air bags in question.

And they and others, are doing what they all usually do, waiting to see how the fall out goes.

A worrisome fact just learned today, is that a factory that Takata has admitted may  have made defective air bags was at one of their plants in Mexico more than ten years ago.

Both of our PT Cruisers were made there.

It has not been recalled, to our knowledge.

As in the recent past with the countless other recalls, some of the car makers have been sullenly, deadly, silent in their egregious failure to protect people.

This nightmare for owners of the recalled cars is not new, it has been going on with no clue to the terrified owners since at least 2004 and that is ten long deadly years!

Globally auto makers have brought this on themselves with denials and foot-dragging responses over recalls in the recent past.

It is not just one, it is too many and it is inexcusable.

Exactly, how much is a human life worth to these companies?

Apparently not a lot!

With the recent ignition switches failures and other terrifying events in the news nearly daily here, is it any wonder that people are afraid to but a new car, or now even a used one?

This ugly mess is completely of their own making, they are guilty and they know it.

But as someone at Ford was long ago quoted as saying, these may be the just the newest,  “acceptable losses.”

Well, in the end, the consumer may just have the last word on this issue and say, “enough.”

“Hey Auto makers, we refuse to put up with, or accept another one of your deadly Debacles!”

 

Places to  learn more:
Consumer Advisory: Vehicle Owners with Defective Airbags Urged to Take Immediate Action 

Japanese Air Bags Killing People Worldwide: ‘It Looked Like A Stabbing’

Air Bag Flaw

Blinded by an airbag: Teenager suffers devastating injuries

Recall of exploding air bags now covers almost 8 million cars

Eustis man claims faulty air bag blinded him

Few Answers After an Alert on Takata Airbags

Now the Air Bags Are Faulty, Too