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  • New Leak Shows ATF Will Pass Rule to Eliminate Private Sales

    08/12/2023 3:31:37 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 73 replies
    Ammoland ^ | Aug 7, 2023 | John Crump
    e Biden administration will use executive orders and the weaponized ATF to issue a rule limiting the private sales of firearms. According to the New York Times and verified by AmmoLand News sources, the new rule is expected to be unveiled by the end of the year. President Joe Biden plans to announce that he is directing the ATF to close what Everytown calls the “private sales loophole” and the “digital loophole.” The “private sales loophole” is when an individual sells a firearm for profit but does not possess a Federal Firearm License (FFL). Biden will call on the ATF...
  • Progressive Judge Says Commerce Clause Overrides the Bill of Rights

    06/19/2023 4:32:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | June 16, 2023 | Dean Weingarten
    At least one judge in the Third Circuit believes the Commerce Clause overrides the Bill of Rights. In a recent decision of The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, in the case Range v Lombardo, on June 6, 2023, the en banc court ruled some felony convictions are not sufficient to restrict Second Amendment rights, based on the historical record. Eleven of 15 judges concurred with the majority opinion.Four judges dissented…One of those dissenting was Judge Janet Richards Roth, appointed to the Third Circuit by George H. W. Bush in 1991. She was born in 1935 and...
  • Maryland Supreme Court reverses ruling on digital ad tax

    05/12/2023 11:30:20 AM PDT · by linMcHlp
    Marketwatch - Associated Press ^ | Tuesday, May 9, 2023 | Associated Press
    EXCERPTS Last year, the [Maryland] circuit court ruled that the tax on digital advertising violates the federal Internet Tax Freedom Act, which prohibits discrimination against electronic commerce. The [Maryland circuit] court also held that the law violates the U.S. Constitution’s prohibition on state interference with interstate commerce. “This court [Maryland Supreme Court] has repeatedly held that constitutional claims are to be presented to the tax court . . . [ever] since the establishment of the tax court," said Julia Bernhardt, an assistant Atty Gen. Jeffrey Friedman, an attorney for the plaintiffs, argued there was a constitutional exception that applied to...
  • House Committee Probes Commerce Inspector General Over Alleged Whistleblower Retaliation, False Statements To Congress

    04/09/2023 9:13:14 AM PDT · by Twotone · 2 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 6, 2023 | John Hugh Demastri
    The House Science, Space, and Technology Committee on Thursday launched a bipartisan investigation into the Office of the Inspector General (OIG) of the U.S. Department of Commerce over allegations the agency’s chief had engaged in whistleblower retaliation. The Committee members alleged that Inspector General Peggy Gustafson and “senior members” of the OIG had engaged in the retaliation, made misleading statements to Congress and conducted operations with “gross mismanagement,” according to a letter signed by Chairman Frank Lucas and Ranking Member Zoe Lofgren, an Oklahoma Republican and California Democrat respectively, citing reports received by the Committee. The letter also notes the...
  • Banks Increasingly Back Political Scheme To Track Gun Purchases by Credit Card

    03/06/2023 12:49:18 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    Reason ^ | 3.6.2023 | J.D. TUCCILLE
    Politicians lean on the financial industry to target activities they don’t like.The first credit card processor to announce plans to track purchases at gun shops is Discover Financial Services. The company hints that its competitors, specifically Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, are on the same schedule to implement a controversial gun-specific merchant category code announced last year. Given that the ideologically charged bank behind the new code has big plans for targeting gun purchases you can expect more fireworks to follow. "Discover Financial Services, a provider of credit cards, told Reuters it will allow its network to track purchases at...
  • My kid, making things move in America

    Truckers keep our economy functioning!
  • China’s new Covid surge is crippling the world’s most important factories and biggest ports

    01/09/2023 7:30:44 AM PST · by EBH · 28 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/5/22
    he surge in Covid-19 cases in China is impacting the completion of manufacturing orders, according to CNBC Supply Chain Heat Map data. Logistics managers are warning clients that because of the spike in infections, factories are unable to complete orders — even with U.S. manufacturing orders from China already down 40% due to an unrelenting demand collapse. Orders for ocean bookings continue to be softer according to SONAR Data. “With 1/2 or even 3/4 [of the] labor force being infected and not able to work, many China manufacturers can not operate properly but produce less than their optimal outputs,” Hong...
  • BARR: Banks Might Start Closing Accounts Of Customers Who Buy Too Many Guns Or Too Much Ammo

    12/23/2022 9:46:19 AM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/20/2022 | Fmr. Rep. Bob Barr
    For more than half-a-century, Uncle Sam has been giving banks the legal tools to snoop into the otherwise-private affairs of their customers. Now, they are monitoring the exercise of their Second Amendment rights. Thanks to a recent move by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO, headquartered in Switzerland), U.S. banks are starting to build databases on their customers’ purchases of firearms and ammunition. And, of course, they are ready and quite willing to share that information with federal law enforcement in the name of providing a public service to identify “mass shooters.”This invasion of privacy began in earnest with enactment...
  • Three Blue State Coffee locations close in New Haven

    10/17/2022 7:30:55 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 21 replies
    New Haven Register ^ | October 14 2022 | Andrew DaRosa
    New Haven coffee staple, Blue State Coffee, is closing three of its four locations in the Elm City. According to Yale Daily News, the college newspaper of Yale University, Connecticut coffee chain Common Grounds has bought the three shuttered locations. ... Blue State Coffee Chief Executive Officer Carolyn Greenspan told Yale Daily News that she "felt confident" that Common Grounds will hire Blue State Coffee employees displaced by the closures. Greenspan also told Yale Daily News that she is moving on to focus on other projects.
  • The White House's 'Contingency Plan' for a Rail Strike Doesn't Sound Like a Plan

    09/13/2022 3:09:35 PM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan · 37 replies
    Towh Hall ^ | Sep 13, 2022 3:25 PM | Spencer Brown
    In Tuesday's White House press briefing, Karine Jean-Pierre failed to provide much reassurance for American citizens or businesses eyeing the looming threat of a rail worker strike that is shaping up to be something of a repeat of the Biden administration's previous mismanagement of U.S. port backlogs and infant formula shortages. As Vespa explained on Tuesday morning, potential rail disruption is "another looming economic crisis that could strike hard this week," one that "could cost the US economy billions and disrupt virtually all commercial and passenger traffic." So what does the White House have to say about the situation? Well,...
  • Mark Keam, longtime Democratic Virginia delegate, resigns

    09/06/2022 5:44:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | September 6, 2022 | Sarah Rankin
    Mark Keam, a long-serving Democratic member of the House of Delegates from northern Virginia, has resigned his seat, a move that will set up a special election to fill the vacancy in the blue-leaning district. An attorney who was first elected to his Fairfax County-based seat in 2009, Keam said in an interview Tuesday that he had stepped down to take a job in the International Trade Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Keam said he will serve as a deputy assistant secretary running the National Travel and Tourism Office, which is focused on bringing foreign travelers to the...

    08/10/2022 10:54:28 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 24 replies
    multiple | 11/21/2021 | unknown
    Someone with a sharp mind and the capacity to do a lot of research spent time putting some numbers together: 1 Train has 100 cars, 2 engines and weighs 27,240,000 LBS 1 Train carries 3,000,000 gallons of oil. 1 train uses 55.5 gallons of diesel per mile. It takes 119,000 gallons of diesel to go 2150 miles from Hardidsy, AB to Freeport, TX. Keystone pipeline was to deliver 34,860,000 gallons of oil per day. It would take 12 trains and 1,428,000 gallons of diesel to deliver that amount. PER DAY! 521,220,000 gallons of diesel per year. The oil will still...
  • Crisis On The Rails: Pilot Flying J CEO on Rail Mandates & Fuel Costs

    06/22/2022 10:16:29 AM PDT · by foundedonpurpose · 11 replies ^ | May 31, 2022 | Michelle Edwards
    Home Journalism Crisis On The Rails: Pilot Flying J CEO on Rail Mandates &... Crisis On The Rails: Pilot Flying J CEO on Rail Mandates & Fuel Costs By Michelle Edwards -May 31, 2022 Screenshot / American Journal of Transportation Share The ongoing “crisis on the rails” has paralyzed farmers, leaving them literally “hours away from depopulating herds.” The rail crisis, which is “harming the nation’s economy,” impacts the supply chain of U.S. agriculture, energy, and shipping across the board. To address the severe situation, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) held a hearing in late April, giving those affected the...
  • Biden's Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo says there is 'not much that can be done' on gas prices and continues to put the blame on Putin

    06/07/2022 2:44:15 PM PDT · by DFG · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 06/07/2022 | Katelyn Caralle
    Joe Biden's Commerce Secretary admitted Tuesday that the administration can't do anything to help relieve the surging price of gas – instead placing the blame on Russian President Vladimir Putin for invading Ukraine at the end of February. 'Unfortunately, that is the brutal reality,' Gina Raimondo told CNN when asked what President Biden can do to relieve Americans' wallets at the gas pump. 'You know,' Raimondo added, 'this is, in large part, caused by Putin's aggression. You know, since Putin moved troops to the border of Ukraine, gas prices have gone up over $1.40 a gallon, and the President is...
  • Can Quad restrain wayward China?

    05/28/2022 4:17:31 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 5 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, May 29, 2022 | Makhan Saikia
    [Caption] It’s a tightrope walk for the grouping at a time when US-China trade war has reached a peak. After having a bitter experience with Putin, Biden may need to maintain more restraint, simply to avoid another catastrophe in the Indo-Pacific The May 24 face-to-face meeting of the Quad leaders is considered very crucial against the backdrop of the ongoing Ukraine war. All the four heads of the Governments -- Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US president Joe Biden, Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida and Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese -- came together on a platform to display strength and...
  • Trump's Georgia Rally Sees 'Smallest Crowd' in State Since 2016: Reporters

    03/28/2022 6:08:53 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 108 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/28/22 | Jason Lemon
    Former President Donald Trump's Georgia rally on Saturday failed to draw the number of supporters he has been accustomed to in the southern state, according to multiple journalists covering the event. Trump held the event in support of several of Georgia's Republican primary candidates in Commerce, Georgia, which is about an hour drive northeast of Atlanta. While the former president has regularly seen tens of thousands attend his events in the state, as well as other states across the country, journalists assessed that the crowd size was underwhelming this weekend. "I've covered more than two dozen Trump rallies around the...
  • Trump: ‘My Personality Kept Us the Hell out of War’

    03/27/2022 7:10:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/26/2022 | Joel B Pollack
    Former President Donald Trump told thousands of supporters in Commerce, Georgia, on Saturday night that while his critics faulted his “personality,” it was his personality that kept the U.S. out of war for the four years he was in office. Trump was referring to the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine, which President Joe Biden failed to deter, and which he is currently in Europe trying to contain.
  • In Presenting Bill for Interstate Compact with Arkansas and Tennessee, Mississippi Senator Omits Unelected Quasi-Governmental Entity’s Broad Powers Including Eminent Domain, Passes Senate Unanimously

    03/06/2022 4:40:30 PM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    The Tennessee Star ^ | February 26, 2022 | Laura Baigert
    During his presentations of a bill that would enter the state of Mississippi into an interstate compact with Arkansas and Tennessee, the Senate sponsor completely omitted that, if passed, the law would create an unelected quasi-governmental entity with very broad powers, including eminent domain. The bill went on to pass the state Senate unanimously on February 3. SB2716, sponsored by Republican Senator David Parker (R-DeSoto), is a 17-page document that creates the RegionSmart Development District (District) and the RegionSmart Development Agency of the Greater Memphis Region (RegionSmart Development).
  • There are no other constitutional rights in substance without freedom to transact

    02/20/2022 11:47:45 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 13 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 17, 2022 | @punk6529 on twitter
    There are no other constitutional rights in substance without freedom to transact Being meaning to write this for 6 months, but the Canadian response to the trucker protests is illustrating this so vividly, that today is the day. I assume we are in agreement that constitutional democracies are a good form of government or, at least, a better form of government than the other methods we have found to-date. This means that I am taking for granted the following assumptions. - People have fundamental rights to speech, assembly, religion and so on - People are innocent until proven guilty -...
  • The US is in the grip of inflation

    01/27/2022 5:01:18 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, January 26, 2022 | Ashwini Mahajan
    The American policy makers are diverting attention from the real cause of inflation — excessive expansion of money supply Although inflation is a common phenomenon in most countries of the world including India, many past generations of Americans have never suffered the brunt of inflation. But in the last one year, the rate of inflation in America has reached around seven percent, and that has started affecting the lives of ordinary Americans. Ruling Democrats are fearing the consequences of the same in the 2022 mid-term elections. On the one hand, Covid-19, which has destroyed the jobs of 22 million Americans,...