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  • United Autoworkers Union endorses Biden

    04/21/2020 11:23:51 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | - 04/21/20 01:26 PM EDT | BY JULIA MANCHESTER
    The United Autoworkers Union (AWU) endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden's presidential bid on Tuesday, citing his commitment to putting a check on corporate power. The union said in a statement to The Associated Press that the U.S. was in need of stability “and more balance to the rights and protections of working Americans.” “This issue demonstrates the need for presidential leadership to follow the guidance of science and give workers a seat in discussions over their safety and well-being,” the statement said. Tuesday's endorsement comes after the group threw its support behind Biden's plan to reopen the U.S economy...
  • Joseph Gambino, Mafia Ruler of NYC’s Garment District, Dead at 83

    03/20/2020 12:12:21 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 20, 2020 | Jerry Capeci
    Joseph Gambino, the easy-going son of Mafia don Carlo Gambino who became a millionaire businessman thanks to his father’s crime family clout — but who steered clear of the rest of the family business — died of natural causes last month at the age of 83. Gambino and his older brother Thomas were longtime owners and operators of numerous Garment District trucking companies. The family’s chokehold on the trucks that filled the West Side streets where the city’s rag trade once thrived was so total that competitors who tried to park their own rigs risked flat tires — or worse...
  • ATF: Michigan Concealed Carriers Can No Longer Buy Guns Without a Background Check Because of Marijuana Legalization

    03/05/2020 4:42:05 PM PST · by PROCON · 38 replies ^ | March 4, 2020 | DAN ZIMMERMAN
    Like a number of states, concealed pistol license holders in Michigan are exempted from the requirement to undergo a NICS background check every time they purchase a new firearm. That’s because permit holders have already undergone an extensive background check and fingerprinting in order to be issued a permit in the first place. Michigan has had that exemption from the ATF since 2006, but yesterday the ATF rescinded it. Why? Because recreational marijuana is now legal in the state. Voters approved legalization in 2018 and retail sales started December 1, 2019. While buying and using weed may not be a...
  • Increasing numbers of older Baby Boomers are using marijuana: study

    02/24/2020 8:42:49 PM PST · by Mariner · 111 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | February 24th, 2020 | By Linda Carroll
    (Reuters) - In just four years, marijuana use grew by 75% among Americans aged 65 and older, according to a new study, and researchers expressed concern over a lack of information on the potential health implications. The increase was most pronounced in women, those with higher incomes and more education, according to a report published on Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine. The findings continue a trend seen over the last decade, said the study's lead author, Benjamin Han, an assistant professor of geriatric medicine and palliative care at the New York University School of Medicine. "Consider that not even 10...
  • St. Valentine's Day's Lesson for the Ages

    02/15/2020 7:48:48 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 14, 2020 A.D. | John F Di Leo
    Across the country, Saint Valentine’s Day is thought of as one of the great romantic date nights… unless you grow up as a Chicago Italian, in which case a very different kind of event comes to mind. At 10:30 AM on February 14, 1929, at a usually quiet garage located at 2122 N Clark Street, one of the most memorable and defining dates in Chicago history occurred, when seven mobsters of the North Side Gang were killed by four other mobsters from a rival gang who were impersonating Chicago police officers. The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre is remembered as a...
  • How To Take On The Deadly Drug Cartels That Run The U.S.-Mexico Border

    02/11/2020 9:36:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 11, 2020 | Pedro Gonzales
    A 13-year-old Oklahoma girl visiting Mexico with her family has been killed in yet another cartel ambush on a long and lonely stretch of highway just south of Falcon Heights, Texas. After nine U.S. citizens were killed in the Mexican border state of Sonora in November, President Donald Trump threatened to label cartels terrorist organizations. When it came to it, however, he holstered the executive pen and backpedaled out of the saloon at the request of Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, who desires to embrace the cartels with “abrazos no balazos”—hugs not bullets.Now comes word that a 13-year-old Oklahoma...
  • What's in a Name? For the Yakuza, Quite a Lot

    02/06/2020 11:08:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Japan Times ^ | FEB 1, 2020 | JAKE ADELSTEIN
    The Yamaguchi-gumi is one of the most feared crime syndicates in Japan and yet its name may become a relic of the past in 2020 if recent reports are to be believed. In terms of size, the Kobe-based Yamaguchi-gumi is already on the wane. The syndicate boasted nearly 40,000 members at its peak, but membership has steadily declined over the years. As the group was celebrating its centennial in August 2015, a faction named the Yamaken-gumi broke away from the syndicate, taking thousands of members with them to form the Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi. The Kobe Yamaguchi-gumi claimed they were leaving the...
  • Shooting death of California deputy leads to federal drug, weapons charges against four men

    11/07/2019 9:23:46 PM PST · by familyop · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2019 | Vandana Rambaran
    Ross called 911 complaining that men were stealing from his marijuana garden...“If you get the sense I’m angry today, I am angry, I am angry because we have illegal aliens in an illegal marijuana grow who killed a cop. That is bad,” U.S. Attorney McGregor Scott said at a press conference...“When Ross called into 911, he said he had a legal marijuana operation,” Scott said. “Well guess what, it wasn’t a legal marijuana operation. So, the fig leaf of legalization gives cover for those who operate in the black market to do their business.”
  • Ohio detective dies after being shot twice in face during drug raid, police say

    11/07/2019 2:06:18 PM PST · by familyop · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 7, 2019 | Melissa Leon
    Cash, fentanyl and marijuana, along with three weapons each containing a 30-round magazine, were recovered from the scene...Nathan Goddard, 39, was charged with felonious assault on an agent...Cahke Cortner, 39, and Lionel Combs III, 40, were charged with conspiring to distribute drugs...Courtney Allen, 34, also was in custody...
  • Tommy James: Behind the Crystal Blue Persuasion

    04/11/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by boycott · 42 replies ^ | Aug 23, 2010
    In this extended interview, Tommy James talks about his days with the mob and how the rock'n'roll lifestyle almost derailed his life...
  • Jordan Peterson enters rehab after wife’s cancer diagnosis

    09/20/2019 11:27:48 PM PDT · by Jayster · 81 replies
    New York Post ^ | Sept 20, 2019 | Post Staff Reporter
    Jordan Peterson, the Canadian psychologist and anti-political-correctness crusader, has checked himself in to rehab in New York, his daughter has revealed. The “12 Rules for Life” author has sought help trying to get off the anti-anxiety drug clonazepam, his daughter Mikhaila Peterson said in a video posted to her YouTube account Thursday. “I’ve never seen my dad like this,” the 27-year-old diet blogger said in the eight-and-a-half-minute video. “He’s having a miserable time of it. It breaks my heart.” The elder Peterson, 57, began taking the addictive medication to deal with stress from his wife’s battle with cancer and other...
  • AOC & "The Squad" Raising Money For ANTIFA Who Attacked Boston Police [Video]

    09/06/2019 2:26:52 AM PDT · by familyop · 19 replies
    One America News Network ^ | September 5, 2019 | OAN Newsroom
    The so-called “Squad” is raising money for rioters who were jailed when a protest in Boston turned violent after ANTIFA members began attacking police officers. One America’s Jack Posobiec has the details.
  • Union Bosses Fear Workers Will Stick with Trump: ‘It’s a Serious Problem’

    09/02/2019 7:25:25 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 94 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Sept 2, 2019 | John Binder
    Union bosses, closely tied to the Democrat Party, say American union workers sticking with President Trump in 2020 and his economic nationalist agenda is “a serious problem” for them. A report by the Wall Street Journal reveals how union bosses and Democrats are looking to peel off Trump’s support from American union workers who back his agenda, where most recently he has demanded multinational corporations move their production in China to the U.S. The Journal reports: “It’s a serious problem for us,” said Alan Netland, president of the North East Area Labor Council in Duluth, Minn., which represents 40,000 union...
  • WATCH: Politically-Backed Antifa Try To Stop "End Domestic Terrorism" Rally In Portland

    08/17/2019 6:01:21 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    WD ^ | Saturday, August 17, 2019 | Wayne Dupree
    For almost a decade after that, Antifa and anarchists, and violent leftists would show up every year for the May Day riots. Antifa gets away with this domestic abuse against Americans because they are protected by lawmakers and the opposition media. The media has run a game on the American people claiming that Trump supporters are trouble makers and violent when it is actually Antifa and a lot of left-wing anti-Trump protesters. Right wing-antifa protest, August 17, 2019 Watch: Right-wing groups, antifa protest in downtown Portland, August 17, 2019. Story details here: Posted by KOIN 6 on Saturday,...
  • Trump threatens to designate Antifa a terrorist organization ahead of expected Portland clashes

    08/17/2019 8:36:51 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 58 replies
    Fox News ^ | 17 August 2019 | Alex Pappas
    President Trump said “major consideration” is being given by his administration to designating the far-left antifa movement a terrorist organization, as the city of Portland, Ore., prepares for dueling protests between right-wing demonstrators and antifa on Saturday. “Major consideration is being given to naming ANTIFA an ‘ORGANIZATION OF TERROR,’” the president tweeted. “Portland is being watched very closely. Hopefully the Mayor will be able to properly do his job!”
  • NYPD: MS-13 Planning To Target Off-Duty Cops At Their Homes

    03/01/2019 7:29:55 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 40 replies
    CBSLocal NY ^ | February 27, 2019 | Staff
    The NYPD is warning police officers about a possible threat from the MS-13 gang, particularly when they are off-duty. CBS2’s Dick Brennan reports that in a bulletin the NYPD put out this alert: “Members of MS-13 are looking to ‘hit’ NYPD police officers, specifically in the Brentwood/Central Islip area as well as possibly Patchogue.” The bulletin says that the gang members would carry out the attacks on off-duty officers “in order to gain street credibility.” While the threat has not been substantiated, law enforcement experts say this cannot be taken lightly. “Whenever a law enforcement officer is being threatened, especially...
  • Gore's, Talbott's Red Russian roots (archive 2000 - Rodham Brothers mentioned)

    12/20/2007 6:49:08 AM PST · by Calpernia · 23 replies · 82+ views ^ | October 3, 2000 | Charles C. Thompson II and Tony Hays
    Gore's, Talbott's Red Russian roots How they 'Hammer'-ed out Washington-Moscow policy Posted: October 3, 2000 Loutchansky's name surfaced again last year, when the Washington Post revealed that first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's two brothers, Tony Rodham and Hugh Rodham, were involved in a $118 million scheme to grow and export hazelnuts in the former Soviet republic of Georgia. Their partner in the venture was Aslan Abashidze, who said his financial adviser was Loutchansky. Abashidze is a reputed member of a Russian organized crime family.The Rodham brothers at first balked and then agreed to national security adviser Sandy Berger's request that...
  • Justice Department Says All Online Gambling Is Illegal

    01/15/2019 4:26:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 57 replies
    Fortune ^ | 15 Jan 2019 | Natasha Bach
    The U.S. Justice Department now says that all internet gambling is illegal.A November opinion made public Monday reversed a 2011 opinion on the Wire Act, which established the law as applicable to only sports betting. The DOJ claims that the 2011 opinion misinterpreted the statute and reinterprets the Wire Act to encompass all forms of gambling that crosses state boundaries. The opinion could have wide-reaching effects in states that sell lottery tickets online or where online gambling is legal. This number has increased in recent months following the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize sports betting in the U.S. last year....
  • Legal interpretations will determine what’s next for Wire Act

    01/15/2019 4:52:30 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | January 15, 2019 | Richard N. Velotta
    Depending on who you talk to, the reinterpretation of the Wire Act by the U.S. Justice Department will either be no problem for Nevada — or a big problem. Gaming industry legal experts have begun analyzing the effects of the new interpretation of a 23-page opinion issued Monday by Assistant Attorney General Steven Engel of the department’s Office of Legal Counsel. The 1961 Wire Act originally was intended to block sports betting across state lines through telephone and wire communications as a means of deterring organized crime.
  • California pot taxes lag as illegal market flourishes

    01/11/2019 11:11:52 AM PST · by familyop · 31 replies
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | January 11, 2019 | MICHAEL R. BLOOD
    Industry experts say the diminished tax income reflects a somber reality: Most consumers are continuing to purchase pot in the illegal marketplace, where they avoid taxes...Newsom also recommended a sharp increase in spending for regulatory programs, although it’s an open question whether it will be enough to help steady the state pot economy. The budget recommends just over $200 million for marijuana-related activities in the fiscal year...