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A searing new report claims opioid drugmakers spent 8 times as much as the NRA on lobbying

A new Associated Press report says the pharma companies behind powerful opioid painkillers spent more than eight times what the gun lobby spent from


OPINION: How restaurant lobby blocks living wage for fast food workers

How restaurant lobby blocks living wage for fast food workers -- The other NRA, with its campaign to keep wages down, defies both democracy and common decency

from The Christian Science Monitor

Trayvon Martin case: George Zimmerman in bandages, say neighbors

Regardless of bogus NRA lobbied legislation....George Zimmerman should be in jail....and have to stay there.

from BuzzFeed

16 Things The Restaurant Industry Doesn't Want You To Know

16 Things Restaurant Industry Doesn’t Want You To Know: Reg hourly min wage is a $7.25 an hour. If you earn tips, your only hourly guarantee is $2.13. Tipped min wage was to increase in 1996, but Herman Cain, then head of the corporate restaurant lobby - the National Restaurant Association (NRA) - swooped in to block it. At the behest of the NRA, he made a deal with Congress, allowing the reg min wage to increase so long as the tipped min wage stayed put at $2.13 an hour - forever

from We Heart

Frank Spindler is back with a classy canalside restaurant on Berlin's hottest foodie strip...

Frank Spindler is back with a classy canalside restaurant Spindler Berlin on Berlin's hottest foodie strip...


Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom of California, talks with Rachel Maddow about a new proposal being presented to his state's voters to require a background check for ammunition purchases, a move it is hoped will avoid the NRA lobbying pressure that has...

from Fox News

After Freddie Gray, some say Baltimore's police won't change without direct federal oversight

Police won't change w/out federal oversight - but REMEMBER, policing is a hard job in the US's NRA-lobby protected, gun- infested communities. Police put their lives on the line daily - never knowing who's carrying. That kind of constant pressure facing death causes fear & mistakes. Either you change America's gun- obsessed environment or the job of policing is as it is.

from the Guardian

White House has 'agenda to attack the second amendment', says NRA

Pro-gun rights activists make their point in Colorado. - NRA vows to fight Biden's gun control taskforce in Congress. - the stage for a bitter congressional battle over stricter gun controls, accusing vice president Joe Biden of having "an agend. "We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be blamed for the acts of criminals and madmen," an NRA statement said