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November 14, 2012

If you own a Prius Hybrid, you might want to read this…

  • 670,000 Prius Hybrids will be recalled in the weeks and months ahead. Toyota announced two safety recalls today, with an additional 2 million cars expected to need repairs outside of the United States as well, and hopes to minimize any danger to consumers resulting from the inclusion of poorly constructed steering intermediate extension shafts and/or electric water pumps. source
15:27 // 1 year ago
October 2, 2012
Peanut butter recall: Do you have Sunland peanut butter in you cupboard? You might want to check it. The company’s peanut butter, sold at Trader Joe’s (under the Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter brand), Whole Foods, Target and numerous other stores, is the subject of a major recall due to salmonella. (The Trader Joe’s peanut butter set off the alarm.) On top of that, it’s not just limited to peanut butters. Sunland also makes other kinds of nut butters, along with tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products — all of which are on the recall list. (photo by Dr Stephen Dann/Flickr)

Peanut butter recall: Do you have Sunland peanut butter in you cupboard? You might want to check it. The company’s peanut butter, sold at Trader Joe’s (under the Trader Joe’s Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter brand), Whole Foods, Target and numerous other stores, is the subject of a major recall due to salmonella. (The Trader Joe’s peanut butter set off the alarm.) On top of that, it’s not just limited to peanut butters. Sunland also makes other kinds of nut butters, along with tahini and blanched and roasted peanut products — all of which are on the recall list. (photo by Dr Stephen Dann/Flickr)

10:14 // 1 year ago
June 6, 2012
I don’t think it would have made the difference. But it’s kind of like Thanksgiving at your in-laws. If you go, it doesn’t guarantee it’s going to be fun, but if you don’t go, there’s going to be hell to pay.
Democratic strategist Paul Begala • On President Obama’s decision not to campaign for Tom Barrett in Wisconsin. source (viafollow)
16:54 // 1 year ago

In case you missed: Here’s the video of the guy who said “Democracy died tonight” on CNN as Tom Barrett’s attempt to beat Scott Walker failed. We briefly mentioned it last night, but the video is worth a watch. If there’s any silver lining to this for opponents of Walker, it appears the state senate will be controlled by Democrats thanks to Republican Sen. Van Wanggaard losing his recall in Racine county. (thanks to everyone who pointed this out)

10:54 // 1 year ago
June 5, 2012
18:25 // 1 year ago
April 20, 2012

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he’ll prevail in recall

recallcentral:

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said his win in a June 5 recall election will push other politicians to work on reforms. He visited the Illinois Policy Institute, a conservative think tank, and spoke in front of 150 people at a downtown luncheon, the Chicago Tribune reports Friday.

“I think when we win, it will not only reaffirm what we did. It will send a powerful message to every politician…in our state and even in our city governments who are trying to take on the tough issues and do the right thing.”

Gubernatorial recalls are traditionally very difficult for non-incumbents to win, but it’s been done before — most prominently in 2003, when Arnold Schwarzenegger toppled unpopular governor Gray Davis in California.

19:22 // 2 years ago
January 15, 2012
9:25 // 2 years ago
January 10, 2012

Medical company Novartis issues some worrisome drug recalls

  • scary Novartis, a Swiss medical company, has issued a recall on an array of its popular over-the-counter products: Excedrin, Bufferin, NoDoz and Gas-X. Why? In the first place, the pills in the bottles might be broken or chipped, altering the manner in which they interact with the body.
  • scarier Or the bottles could contain pills from other Novartis products, like Percocet, Endocet, Opana and Zydone. So far, the company is unaware of any reported side effects from this foul-up. Production has been shut down in the plant responsible for the problems. source

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15:32 // 2 years ago
December 30, 2011

Don’t look a gift bear in the eye; it could be dangerous.

  • what Toy company Build-A-Bear has recalled over 300,000 bears that were sold between April and December. So, if you gave or received a ”Colorful Hearts Teddy Bear” this year, you should consider returning it.
  • why The eyes of the bear were poorly secured, creating a choking hazard for children; the bears went through a security and safety screening which deemed the fabric around the eyes as “substandard.” Beware of bear, folks. source
13:53 // 2 years ago
August 9, 2011
mohandasgandhi:

Wisconsin State Senate recall election results 40 minutes after the polls have closed. Keep up with WISN as the results continue to come in.
The only predictions that are able to be taken seriously concern Districts 2 and 32. Democrats are expected to lose in District 2 and win in District 32.

The results have updated recently; State Senate District 2 has already been called in favor of Robert Cowles, and 10 in favor of Sheila Harsdorf. Dems are currently leading in 8 and 32, tied in 18, and way behind in 14. However, it’s still early.

mohandasgandhi:

Wisconsin State Senate recall election results 40 minutes after the polls have closed. Keep up with WISN as the results continue to come in.

The only predictions that are able to be taken seriously concern Districts 2 and 32. Democrats are expected to lose in District 2 and win in District 32.

The results have updated recently; State Senate District 2 has already been called in favor of Robert Cowles, and 10 in favor of Sheila Harsdorf. Dems are currently leading in 8 and 32, tied in 18, and way behind in 14. However, it’s still early.

22:35 // 2 years ago