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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Williamson, W.Va., sits right across the Tug Fork river from Kentucky. The town has sites dedicated to its coal mining heritage and the Hatfield and McCoy feud and counts just about 3,000 residents. But despite its small size, drug wholesalers sent more than 20.8 million prescription painkillers to the town from 2008 and 2015, according to an investigation by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. The opioids -- hydrocodone and oxycodone pills -- were provided to two pharmacies just four blocks apart. Committee Chairman Greg Walden, R-Ore., and ranking member Frank Pallone Jr., D-N.J., issued a joint statement on its findings.

epening slump in U.S. motorcycle demand is spurring more job cuts and a plant closure at Harley-Davidson Inc., a company President Donald Trump has cast as a model American manufacturer. The Milwaukee-based motorcycle maker will close its factory in Kansas City, Missouri, and consolidate production in York, Pennsylvania, according to a statement Tuesday. The restructuring will eliminate about 260 U.S. jobs, Chief Executive Officer Matt Levatich said on a conference call. Trump praised the company last year as a "great example" of a business creating jobs and building factories in the country. In closing the Kansas City plant, Harley will eliminate about 800 jobs; it will add 450 in York, a mix of full-time, part-time and contract positions. read more

CNN) A senior adviser who worked for disgraced Trump appointee Carl Higbie was banned from using Uber after an incident early last year in which he allegedly made racially charged and anti-Muslim comments to a driver. Daniel Pollack is the senior adviser for public affairs at the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency that oversees national volunteering organizations like AmeriCorps. Pollack works in the office of external affairs, which was formerly headed by Carl Higbie, who resigned earlier this month over a slew of racist and of other inflammatory comments unearthed by CNN's KFile.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In April 2016, a 13-year-old boy was shot by officers of the Baltimore Police Department. The boy ran when faced with the police, so they gave chase. During the chase, the police spotted the boy holding a gun, and when he turned, they shot the teenager. The youngster wasn't critically injured, and it seemed like an open-and-shut case of a justifiable use of force. Now people are wondering. The Baltimore Police Department is currently in court over one of the biggest scandals in the history of American law enforcement. The corruption case is replete with intrigue as police reveal secrets that sound like something out of an urban-fiction novel or a lost season of The Wire. It has revealed how one of America's largest cities just happened to be filled with crooked cops, but no one seems to be talking about it outside of Baltimore. read more

Monday, January 29, 2018

There isn't a link. My great grandpa spent some time in the clink -- twice -- for it so I decided to give it a whirl. I've been doing it for a coupla years, and hot diggity damn, it's a lot of fun. I'd be willing to bet that ole great grandpa would love to have the rig I concocted to cook with. I made an SCR controller and I am cooking it with a 5500 watt heating element from a hot water heater. I can cook inside and I do it all year round. I've met a few people who got a permit to make "ethanol", I think that is foolish though. You're inviting trouble. I have no idea how you would explain it to someone who happened to show up and make sure you're doing the right thing. "Uh,,,,, yessir..... It makes my tractor run better if I oak it like that for 1 year or better,,,,, for rill...."


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