Massive Investigation Uncovers White Supremacist Criminal Network in Oregon | Hatewatch

A massive investigation in Oregon shows evidence of a criminal web – involving guns, drugs, stolen property, identity theft and violence – linking white supremacists and outlaw motorcycle gangs.

“Operation White Christmas,” as the year-old investigation is code-named, so far has resulted in the arrests of 54 individuals, mostly in the Portland area, leading to 11 criminal cases in state court and another 43 in federal court.

As for its scope, the investigation based in Portland and Multnomah County rivals the prosecutions of members of another violent gang, the Aryan Brotherhood of Texas.

The Oregon suspects variously are affiliated with at least five known street and prison white supremacist gangs – European Kindred (EK); Rude Crude Brood; All Ona Bitch (AOB); Fat Bitch Killers (FBK) and Insane Peckerwood Syndicate (IPS), authorities say.

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Others arrested, investigators say, are associates of the Gypsy Jokers outlaw motorcycle gang whose members were believed to be involved in firearms and drug trafficking with the white supremacist gangs.

via Massive Investigation Uncovers White Supremacist Criminal Network in Oregon | Hatewatch.

Ohio healthcare provider throws 400 seniors under the bus – no profits? TriHealth ending senior program; 100 jobs affected | www.journal-news.com

The program serves about 400 adults ages 55 and older in Butler, Warren, Hamilton and Clermont counties through home care and inpatient services, including physical therapy, nutritional counseling, transportation and meals.

via TriHealth ending senior program; 100 jobs affected | www.journal-news.com.

No respect, no shame, “we can do whatever we want!” Israeli Occupation Forces raid al-Aqsa mosque compound

Settlers accompanied the Israeli Occupation Police are raiding the al Aqsa mosque compound. The Israeli Occupation Forces laid siege to the Palestinians at al-Aqsa Mosque compound gates.

Palestinian sources informed PNN that around 60 Israeli Settlers raided the compound this morning with the purpose of performing Talmudic prayers. Following the raid, Israeli Police Forces prevented Palestinians from praying, in order to protect the settlers who were still in the compound.

The sources added that the department of Awqaf in Jerusalem is attempting to open the compound gates and evacuate the settlers.

The Palestinian Organizations in Jerusalem are afraid that these raids may activate the Israelis’ plan to divide the compound.

via Israeli Occupation Forces raid al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Photo: Craft Beer Craze Continues With Day of the Dead Beer

If it is mass produced, how can you call it a “craft” beer? Under a million bottles a year and still craft beer?

Drinks Americas, the exclusive United States broker for leading premium authentic Mexican beers currently present in over 34 states, is excited to announce that California distributor, Classic Distributing & Beverage Group, Inc. has added the company’s increasingly popular authentic Mexican Day of the Dead Craft Beer to its offering.

via Photo: Craft Beer Craze Continues With Day of the Dead Beer.

Pimping for Coal and Air to Poison Us All – A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the regulation of emissions of carbon dioxide from new or existing power plants under certain circumstances. (S. 2414) – GovTrack.us

Super Mitch – the fool – McConnell – S. 2414: A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the regulation of emissions of carbon dioxide from new or existing power plants

via A bill to amend the Clean Air Act to prohibit the regulation of emissions of carbon dioxide from new or existing power plants under certain circumstances. (S. 2414) – GovTrack.us.

Avian Flu Diary: CDC Updated Travel Advice For Umrah & Hajj

The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) outbreak is ongoing in the Arabian Peninsula. CDC has issued a MERS travel alert with health recommendations to reduce your risk of infection.

The World Health Organization has made the following recommendations:

High-risk travelers (for example, people who have weakened immune systems or who have diabetes, chronic lung disease, or kidney failure) should review their risk with a doctor and consider whether the pilgrimage is advisable.

People who develop respiratory illness while they are at Hajj should isolate themselves or, if isolation is not possible, wear a surgical mask around people.

Travelers should avoid contact with camels, not visit farms, and not consume raw camel milk or urine or undercooked meat.

In addition, for the 2014 Pilgrimage, the Saudi Ministry of Health recommends that the following groups postpone travel:

People older than 65 years

Children younger than 12 years

Pregnant women

People with chronic diseases (such as heart disease, kidney disease, diabetes, or respiratory disease)

People with weakened immune systems or who take drugs that suppress the immune system

People with cancer or terminal illness

via Avian Flu Diary: CDC Updated Travel Advice For Umrah & Hajj.