The Definitive Union Beer List
Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer and many will be busting out the charcoal and firing up the grills. This means an ice-cold beer should be close at hand. We think it’s a great time to say cheers to all those who have fought and sacrificed in battle for the endurance of our nation. As always, drink responsibly and drink union.
Black Eye Ale
Black Hawk Stout
Blue Heron Pale Ale
Budweiser American Ale
Butte Creek Organic Collection
Carmel Wheat Beer
Clear Creek Ice
Dundee Craft Beer
Eye of the Hawk
Henry Weinhard’s Blue Boar
Henry Weinhard’s Private
Honey Amber Rose
Labatt Blue Light
Lazy Mutt Farmhouse Ale
Mad River Brewing Co.
Miller Genuine Draft
Miller High Life
Miller High Life Lite
Miller Lite Ice
Milwaukee’s Best Ice
Milwaukee’s Best Light
Olde English 800
Red Tail Ale
Talon Extra Select Double IPA
White Hawk Select IPA
A Southern California driver for United Parcel Service was arrested Friday, accused of stealing dozens of guns bound for a Turner’s Outdoorsman store in Rancho Cucamonga.
Curtis Hays, 36, allegedly funneled 72 weapons, including 12-gauge shotguns and .45-caliber pistols, to an associate for sale on the region’s bustling black market for illegal firearms.
“This is an unusual case,” said Carlo A. DiCesare, a special assistant U.S. Attorney in Riverside who is prosecuting the case. “It was a large number of firearms that were stolen, and they were stolen from a reputable shipping company.”
Authorities learned of the scheme after Turner’s Outdoorsman management alerted authorities to the missing shipments. The store typically receives UPS shipments from out-of-state gun manufacturers through the shipping company’s Ontario hub, according to authorities.
The 16-count indictment was filed July 23. It alleges Hays, of Rancho Cucamonga, stole a series of packages containing guns in 2012. The indictment also accuses him of stealing jewelry and mobile phones that were supposed to be delivered to other retailers.
Prosecutors have named Dennis Dell White, Jr., 35, of Moreno Valley, as Hays’ co-conspirator and middleman who is accused of selling the guns on the street or to other illegal gun dealers.
“Defendants Hays and White would meet in Rancho Cucamonga, California, at which defendant Hays would give the stolen firearms or other goods to defendant White,” according to the indictment. Authorities say Hays no longer works for UPS.
“Certainly there is a huge market out there,” DiCesare said of illegal gun sales in Southern California. “What the full extent of it is – I don’t know if anyone knows.”
Hays and White are charged with conspiracy, six counts of theft of firearms, six counts of receipt and possession of stolen firearms and two counts of theft, receipt, and possession of goods in interstate commerce.
The indictment mentions two anonymous individuals involved in the deals as P.C. and L.C. They remain uncharged, according DiCesare.
Walgreens has caved to public pressure and announced that they will not move their base overseas to avoid paying US taxes. However, we need to do a heck of a lot more to stop other businesses from moving offshore. The company was considering a move called an “inversion” to acquire a Switzerland-based company called Alliance Boots, and relocate their headquarters to the lower-tax nation. Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson said that the company was “mindful of the public reaction to a potential inversion.” In other words, they recognized that the American people were pretty ticked about Walgreens wanting to dodge taxes.
Public pressure was enough to keep this drug store chain headquartered in Chicago, but it won’t always be enough to stop US corporations from skipping out on their fair share. Congress could change the rules and take away the tax incentives that allow corporations to relocate overseas. However, we all know that it’s highly unlikely that lawmakers will suddenly stop the partisan gridlock and get that done.
In order to get around the obstruction, a group of Democratic senators is calling on President Obama to put a stop to these so-called “inversion” with an executive order. Senators Dick Durbin, Jack Reed, Elizabeth Warren, and others wrote a letter to the president warning that billions of dollars in corporate tax revenue will be lost if these inversions aren’t stopped. They wrote, “The coming flood of corporate inversions justifies immediate executive action.”
The President can direct the Treasury to issue rules that would make it more difficult for corporations to dodge taxes by moving overseas. In a speech last month, President Obama said, “You shouldn’t get to call yourself an American company only when you want a handout from American taxpayers.” Whether it’s through executive action, public pressure, or a combination of both, we must force corporations to pay their fair share. Walgreens is staying here, and it’s time for more businesses to prove their economic patriotism.