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showell Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 8:56 AM
They are miscues in the private sector, but regulators failed miserably too. Take the Peanut Corporation of America and the massive salmonella outbreak in the United States during 2008 and 2009. Through emails that were released the CEO more or less ordered contaminated peanut product to be shipped, despite samples testing positive for salmonella.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:07 PM
He was most probably an Obozo liberal and thought his BIG donation to the demowits would make him immune to prosecution just like our current AG and those in the Obozo posse don't pay all their taxes.
DoctorRoy Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 9:29 AM
http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/04/2009-peanut-butter-outbreak-three-years-on-still-no-resolution-for-some/
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 9:59 AM
So, in other words, the actions of a single individual that no regulation of any kind was able to stop resulted in harm; the company has been subjected to lawsuits and forced into bankruptcy (which is why companies don't do this and, if anything, your example is the exception that proves the rule) but the remaining complaint is that the STATE has yet to prosecute.

This is somehow supposed to show how the (incompetent) state is needed to watch out for us?!?!?!?

EPIC FAIL

DoctorRoy Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:45 AM
Well it just boils down to the fact that in all likelihood no one is going to held criminally responsible for the deaths of 9 people and the sickening of hundreds of other people. To be honest with you when you look at this case I don't know how this CEO can look himself in the mirror every day. I mean to knowingly put people at risk of death and bodily injury simply to make a profit would bother me.
True Conservative! Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 1:29 PM
Yeah, and they are no longer making a profit! Unless you can regulate against idiots running companies and the government for that matter, these problems will continue; but not for long as the companies will go out of business ... government, however, will go on as usual creating carnage on a much vaster scale ... maybe you should worry about THAT Roy!
FletchforFreedom Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 1:44 PM
And yet, again, you are arguing for a GOVERNMENT solution when the only failure you have demosntarted is a GOVERNMENT one. There does not exist a system or solution that can make all men saints and end criminal activity, but the fact remains that free market competition creates incentives to serve the public and penalties (lawsuits, bankruptcy as actually happened in this case) against doing the public harm that work and government intervention has only made things worse often by giving the illusion of safety (a la the SEC discouraging due diligence with regard to Madoff).
showell Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 3:32 PM
It's called regulatory interference. Regulations at times stands in the way of a prison sentence for these CEOs. I'd like to see regulations relaxed (or done away with) but also lower the tripwire to a criminal prosecutions either by the States or the federal government.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 6:07 PM
What an ignorant trollish post.

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We're going to die!

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