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I flossed too hard. [Jun. 26th, 2006|12:17 am]
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http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_1880832.html?menu=news.quirkies

Two Bulgarian prisoners have sewn up their mouths and are refusing to eat until they are allowed to watch the World Cup.

Prison director Vesselin Kotzev said the two lifers, serving time in the Pazardzhik jail, had demanded a TV in their cells.

He said they had also asked for unlimited supplies of tea, coffee and cigarettes.

Kotzev said: "I am negotiating with them to convince them that sealing their mouths is not the way to put forward their demands, which are unrealistic."

The pair, who left a small part of their mouths unstitched so they can still smoke, warned another 15 prisoners would follow suit if their demands were not met.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XS3mhjt7TrY&search=Bayer

Now... this is making some outrageous claims. Suggesting that Bayer sent medicine they knew to be infected with the AIDS virus overseas.

Anyone know anything about this? Watch? I mean.. it's filled with spin just because of the words used, to inspire visions of innocent dying children... but is there any truth in this cloud of confusion?
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From: skittish_derby
2006-06-26 05:18 am (UTC)
first!
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From: skittish_derby
2006-06-26 05:18 am (UTC)
p.s. it is funny cause soccer doesn't mean anything to most americans.
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[User Picture]From: mystik00769
2006-06-26 06:30 am (UTC)
That's scary (the AIDS thing). Who would do such a thing?

And, first REAL comment.
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From: skittish_derby
2006-06-26 06:45 am (UTC)
nu uh.. the p.s. statement was a REAL comment..

you're just jealous.

don't be hatin'

<3
me
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[User Picture]From: jebuell
2006-06-26 07:08 am (UTC)
The Bayer thing is not true. A few years back some companies released "proof" that the Proctor & Gamble founders/CEOs were devil worshipers. This is the same thing. It's big companies drastically trying to destroy another company. Don't listen to the evil!!!!! :)
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[User Picture]From: lucasmembrane
2006-06-26 10:30 am (UTC)
There's actually some truth to it, but nothing worth hyping. They didn't "know for a fact" that it was contaminated - it was produced and sold in the early to mid 80's, before a test for HIV had been developed. As more info about HIV was becoming available, it became clear that the method of producing Factor VIII carried a high risk of contamination with HIV. So it was pulled from the market in the US and replaced with a safer product.

As for selling the old product overseas, that's hard to justify. Even though they didn't *know* that it was contaminated, they knew it carried a higher risk than the new product. Company officials claim that many countries had not yet approved the new product, but that hardly seems like an excuse for continuing to sell the old stuff.

Some news links:

http://www.doh.gov.za/docs/news/2003/nz0522a.html

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2003/06/03/health/main556653.shtml
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-26 05:49 pm (UTC)
Most of the Law and Order shows have some truth to them in my experience.
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[User Picture]From: happyfriday
2006-06-26 01:04 pm (UTC)
as far as the first story, why exactly do these prisoners feel that their guards will actually care? I mean, isn't it kind of a RELIEF to them?!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-26 05:51 pm (UTC)
lol. Seriously. I thought it was funny that they left enough to smoke.
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[User Picture]From: koupob
2006-06-26 02:41 pm (UTC)
I think one thing that they are overlooking as far as not being prosecuted, is the fact that any crime that they would be indicted for happened outside of American soil--it's beyond the jurisdiction of the American court system. People in America can only be tried for crimes committed in America or to Americans. If they shipped drugs illegally to France, or broke some rule in France, then it is up to France to press charges, not the US gov't. Since they pulled the drug here after realizing it was a problem and did not conform to USDA guidelines, they haven't really broken any laws here.

-Koupob
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-26 05:52 pm (UTC)
That's true. *nod*
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From: oh___yes
2006-06-26 03:41 pm (UTC)
i don't believe it (the bayer thing). i had a lot of other stuff to say about corporate america being "corrupt" and government "conspiracies" and a bunch of other crap but i don't feel like it right now.
interesting, though! and very random :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-26 05:53 pm (UTC)
It is interesting and random. ;)
'
Did you read the articles linked above? They're very interesting.
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2006-06-26 04:01 pm (UTC)

Wow..

All I can say right now is...wow. lol.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-26 05:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Wow..

*nod*
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[User Picture]From: witchylatina
2006-06-26 04:49 pm (UTC)
I had that posted on my LJ a few weeks back...

Is it true? Who knows....nothing surprises me anymore! And I don't put it past big corporations to do something like that.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-26 05:25 pm (UTC)
I think you maay be who I grabbed it from. The ideaa realy REALLY horrifies me. I hope it's just spin.

God I hope it's spin.
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From: goodtouch
2006-06-26 08:49 pm (UTC)
OMG...I feel sick, litterally sick after watching that Bayer cover-up report... That's so disgusting, on so many levels... Fuck, why the hell would they do that??
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-27 12:59 am (UTC)
Yeah. It's not cool.

there seems to be some controversy about it being true or not, but the two articles above are very informative, I thought.
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From: lostways
2006-06-27 06:15 am (UTC)
Yay for world cup, yay for Team England

but um yeah stupid crimals, realy your in there not to have a good time, your missing world cup that should be good punishment for you teach you a lesson for being a crimal
i mean if they fall to the demands that like having a free hotel and board... oi

Bayer's still under investation, I suggest before boycotting it and such or writing angery letters and emails we should wait until the whole investation is done !
Because sometimes these news people blow rumours out of preportion or some other company slip in some flaws info who the reporters are following so they can do a take over

so until it's done reserver judgement
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2006-06-27 12:38 pm (UTC)
Well, having read some articles it is a little damaging..
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