FPR Blog 52: 4 Stories About BP, DOJ, DuPont & General Mills

4 Stories you will want to know about.

1. British energy giant BP will pay a record $20.8 billion for damages stemming from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

This is the most any energy/oil company has ever paid in history... But, where's the prison sentence?

From what I understand, there will be plenty of room for a few of these people to be locked up...

2. {This Just In Update: 1PM EST}

The justice department is letting out over 6000 federal inmates nationwide at the end of October. As a matter of fact, the releases start on mischief night. The day before Halloween.

I don't know how good of an idea that is, but at least there will be some room for a couple of these shady characters.

(Back to number 2)

US Attorney General Loretta Lynch, said on Monday October 5, 2015, that British energy giant BP will pay a record $20.8 billion to settle civil claims for damages stemming from the deadly 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill...

The settlement is higher than a previously announced deal. BP was set to pay $18.7 billion to resolve claims from US government entities.

Lynch spoke at a press conference in which she said, "This historic resolution is a strong and fitting response to the worst environmental disaster in American history".

"BP is receiving the punishment it deserves, while also providing critical compensation for the injuries it caused to the environment and the economy of the Gulf region."

Personally, I don't think the punishment fits the crime...

They should have to pay double that amount and some people should see some prison time.

This wasn't only a huge drop of the ball, it was an avoidable disaster. Some stuff just happens. People make human mistakes, but many foresaw this and warned and fought against it.

Of course, when you don't run out of time or money you'll always get what you want.

These guys are greedy crooks who manipulate the system, purchase politicians, cut corners and are involved in price rigging.

The Department of "Justice" should have had every inch of the company scrutinized and under a microscope where the "justice" department could have had a couple major convictions.

That's if the government really cared about justice for the people.

Corporations set up trust funds for these types of situations. No matter how much they have to pay when they ruin a part of our planet and people's lives, we will never crack the stack of bricks made of money that keeps their wall fortified.

3. DuPont's chief executive Ellen Kullman, who has been CEO since 2009, is retiring after admitting the company's stock price was a "concern."

The CEO of DuPont should have resigned and turned herself in to federal authorities for the chemicals they dump in our rivers and lakes.

Here in New Jersey they had one massive chemical lake dump that was so bad many had to move because they were afraid of growing a tail.

The houses were all opened with holes for airflow. This is the way the state and federal governments felt was a good solution for people not getting cancer.

I almost bought a house in this town and at the last minute we were informed of the dump.

We were assured the lake was clean and safe. They also told us they put airflow holes in all the houses near the lake for good measure. They said it wasn't needed, but they wanted to guarantee safety.

Despite being in love with this house, the neighborhood, it's landscape and its closeness to the lake, I did not buy the house. Cancer was too steep a price to pay for living in Franklin Lakes.

4. General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios cereal.

(Reuters) — General Mills is recalling 1.8 million boxes of gluten-free Cheerios cereal because they may contain wheat, which can cause adverse reactions in people with gluten allergies.

The company said Monday that it was recalling the original and honey-nut flavored varieties of Cheerios produced on certain days at its Lodi, California, facility, saying that wheat flour may have been accidentally added to its gluten-free oat-flour system at the facility.

The incident occurred when the facility lost rail service and the company's gluten-free oat flour was being off-loaded from rail cars to trucks for delivery, said Jim Murphy, president of the company's cereal business, in a blog post on General Mills' website. He said it was an isolated event and a result of human error.

"We sincerely apologize to the gluten-free community and to anyone who may have been impacted," Murphy said.

I thought that last one was an important piece of information. Despite alerting who ever might be reading this, it’s a good reminder that items on the grocery need to be triple checked.

As many of you might know we have a bit of an issue with the labeling laws in the United States. The federal government feels that we don’t need to know if our food has certain chemicals in it.

The items you’re looking to stay away from might not say “GMO”, but there are companies that label their food “non-GMO”. You should also look at the ingredients of everything you want before you put in your cart. If you can’t pronounce it and it doesn’t have a vitamin in parentheses next to it, then it’s probably something you want to avoid.

These chemicals might not kill you, but there has to be a correlation between organ cancers or at the very least, the food allergy epidemic. Ok that’s an overstatement, but it is possible that we are being poisoned by these chemicals and like I said before it might not be killing us, but our bodies are rejecting it or changing for the worse, because of it.

Either way, it’s a discussion and debate I’d like to see in the mainstream media and at townhalls all over the country. Till that day comes, I have to believe that something is being hidden from us when it comes to our food supply.

Thanks for reading...

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