The city of Baltimore is set to pay out $98,000 to settle a free speech lawsuit filed by a “former deputy who sued Sheriff John W. Anderson for firing him after he spoke out about a raid that resulted in him getting shot.” The payment will be issued by Baltimore’s Board of Estimates, “which is controlled by Mayor Catherine Pugh.” The decision to settle was made when the former deputy, James Lane, agreed to drop the lawsuit if the payment was issued. It’s important to note that this latest payment is in addition to “a $160,000 settlement approved by the state’s Board of Public Works in January.”
Due to concerns of possible Salmonella enteriditis contamination, a Michigan poultry farm is recalling “shell eggs in eight counties.” The recall was issued shortly after an environmental sample from a “foodborne illness outbreak investigation” detected the presence of salmonella at LaBar Poultry Farm in Manistique. The farm itself is owned by Jeff and Heidi LaBar, and so far they, along with the Michigan agriculture department and the health department have been silent on the matter, media outlets report that LaBar Poultry Farm “has recalled eggs distributed to restaurants, grocery stores and directly to consumers.”
There are two things you don't want to see being made - sausage and legislation. ~ Otto von Bismarck. This axiomatic quote says it all: you don’t want to see these things being made because the process will likely turn your stomach. The latest effort by Washington’s true masters is no less disgusting. Lobbyists for the insurance and medical industries are proudly - and loudly - claiming responsibility for a recent medical malpractice reform bill.
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