Justice Department Announces Results in Fight Against the Opioid Crisis At One Year Mark of Operation S.O.S.

One year ago, the Justice Department announced the formation of Operation Synthetic Opioid Surge (S.O.S.), a program designed to reduce the supply of deadly synthetic opioids in high impact areas as well as identifying wholesale distribution networks and international and domestic suppliers. Please follow and like us:

Kansas City, Missouri, Woman Sentenced to Prison for Wire Fraud and Using Stolen Identities to File False Tax Returns

A Kansas City, Missouri, woman was sentenced to prison today for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft related to the filing of false tax returns announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and U.S. Attorney Stephen R. McAllister for the District of Kansas.  Please follow and like … Read moreKansas City, Missouri, Woman Sentenced to Prison for Wire Fraud and Using Stolen Identities to File False Tax Returns

Department of Justice Announces Extradition of Iranian National and Unsealing of Charges against Two Other Men for Exporting Carbon Fiber from the United States to Iran

Assistant Attorney General for National Security John C. Demers, U.S. Attorney Geoffrey S. Berman for the Southern District of New York, Assistant Director John Brown of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division and Assistant Director in Charge William F. Sweeney Jr. of the FBI’s New York Field Office announced the extradition of Behzad Pourghannad and the unsealing … Read moreDepartment of Justice Announces Extradition of Iranian National and Unsealing of Charges against Two Other Men for Exporting Carbon Fiber from the United States to Iran

ITT Cannon to Pay $11 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations for Untested Electrical Connectors

ITT Cannon has agreed to pay the United States $11 million to settle False Claims Act allegations that it supplied electrical connectors to the military that had not been properly tested, the Justice Department announced today.  ITT sold the untested connectors both directly to the Government and through distributors and other government contractors which incorporated … Read moreITT Cannon to Pay $11 Million to Settle False Claims Allegations for Untested Electrical Connectors

Federal Court Bars Florida Tax Return Preparer and Her Businesses From Preparing Tax Returns

A federal court in Miami, Florida, permanently barred Georgina Gonzalez and GeorginagonzalezLLC, Ideal Tax Pros LLC, and Trinity Tax Service LLC, from preparing federal tax returns for others and owning or operating a tax preparation business, the Justice Department announced today. The court also ordered that Gonzalez and Trinity Tax Service LLC disgorge $48,214.30, representing … Read moreFederal Court Bars Florida Tax Return Preparer and Her Businesses From Preparing Tax Returns

Notice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) has received petitions for certification of eligibility to apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance from the firms listed below. Accordingly, EDA has initiated investigations to determine whether increased imports into the United States of articles like or directly competitive with those produced by each of the firms contributed importantly to the … Read moreNotice of Petitions by Firms for Determination of Eligibility To Apply for Trade Adjustment Assistance

Victorian Cladding Canary Sings To The Tune Of $600m

The Victorian Government has announced $600m to help cover the costs of rectifying around 400 properties in the state, from about one third of those audited of high-risk dwellings (not so far covering any commercial buildings). Half may be recovered from higher building levies. This issue will run and run, as it is a country-wide … Read moreVictorian Cladding Canary Sings To The Tune Of $600m

Bullet Edition No. 13

(SGS Subscription required) • Booming Stocks Versus Booming Gold? Unfolding Conditions Strongly Favor Precious Metals, Not Equities • Consumer Liquidity Stresses Intensify; Economic Outlook Continues to Deteriorate Markedly • Sharp Jumps in Annual July Money Supply Growth Suggest Possible Easing, Yet the Monetary Base Remains in Historically Deep Annual Contraction • Whether or Not Hints … Read moreBullet Edition No. 13

Of Progressive Carnivores and Cannibals

Victor Davis Hanson // American Greatness The Obama-era Democratic Party bears little resemblance to the themes embraced just 11 years ago by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton during the 2008 primaries. The parameters of marriage, in Obama’s words “between a man and woman,” has now transmogrified beyond gay civil unions … Read more → Please … Read moreOf Progressive Carnivores and Cannibals

US toughens asylum rules for migrants

Photo: Six-year-old Gurupreet Kaur died after crossing the US-Mexico border last month. Washington, July 16 (IANS) The U.S. Department of Justice has said it will raise its application threshold for asylum, potentially slowing down the flow of immigrants. The new rule, expected to go into effect Tuesday, would prevent immigrants from applying for U.S. asylum if … Read moreUS toughens asylum rules for migrants

A Case Could Be Made That Unregulated Capitalism Is Destroying the World

A Case Could Be Made That Unregulated Capitalism Is Destroying the World Paul Craig Roberts Today there are reports of toxic algae blooms affecting the French Riveria, Lake Erie, and the Gulf of Mexico.  See: https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2019/07/this-years-wild-wet-spring-has-led-to-massive-blobs-of-toxic-algae/?utm_source=mj-newsletters&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=food-for-thought-2019-07-14 ,  https://www.theweek.co.uk/102263/holidaymakers-warned-about-toxic-algae-on-french-beaches?_mout=1&utm_campaign=theweekdaily_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter ,  and  https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/4/26/florida-phosphate . Corporate farming is a huge contributor to toxic algae blooms.  In days of … Read moreA Case Could Be Made That Unregulated Capitalism Is Destroying the World

U.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Help America’s Farmers with Rule to Modernize and Improve the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program

WASHINGTON, DC – Furthering the agenda to help America’s farmers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and Wage and Hour Division (WHD) today is posting online a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to solicit public comment on proposed changes to improve the H-2A temporary agricultural labor certification program. These proposed changes … Read moreU.S. Department of Labor Proposes to Help America’s Farmers with Rule to Modernize and Improve the H-2A Temporary Agricultural Labor Certification Program

H.R.2142

To amend the Small Business Act to require the Small Business and Agriculture Regulatory Enforcement Ombudsman to create a centralized website for compliance guides, and for other purposes. (07/15/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

H.Res.441

A resolution condemning the attack on the AMIA Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in July 1994 and expressing the concern of the United States regarding the continuing, 25-year-long delay in the resolution of this case and encouraging accountability for the attack. (07/15/2019 legislative day) Please follow and like us:

Focus Group: Pres. Trump’s Immigration Edge

Mon, Jul 15th 2019 @ 3:36 pm EDT In the city of Warren Mich., a known swing state in the 2020 presidential election, President Trump’s stances on immigration edged out his opponents calls for open borders. As reported by Axios, the majority of a group of 12 swing voters said that they think President Trump … Read moreFocus Group: Pres. Trump’s Immigration Edge

A New Summer Brings the Predictable Foreign Worker Exploitation

Summers come and go. And some are more memorable than others – better weather, extraordinary family road trips or exciting new adventures. But for decades, all summers have one sorry common denominator – the continuation of the State Department’s Summer Work Travel (SWT) program. Despite compelling, irrefutable evidence that SWT harms job prospects for young … Read moreA New Summer Brings the Predictable Foreign Worker Exploitation