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 FBI DIRECTOR WRAY… NOW IT’S YOUR TURN, DO YOUR JOB!

 FBI DIRECTOR WRAY… NOW IT’S YOUR TURN, DO YOUR JOB!

Columns February 13, 2018 at 9:04 pm

The Right Side By J Gary DiLaura, FBI-RED The FBI had a Code of Conduct that all Agents were aware of, as we were all handed a FBI  Agent Handbook in training school at the FBI Academy. It was pretty inclusive. It explained in great detail what FBI Agents can andRead More

Jumpstart Your Day: Drink a Glass of Water

Jumpstart Your Day: Drink a Glass of Water

Columns October 20, 2017 at 5:14 am

By Randy Palladino Do you ever feel like you’re not up to par? Maybe you’ve got a bit of headache or you’re feeling fatigued even before your shift has started? You might be dehydrated. Drinking a glass of water might be all you need to feel better and begin theRead More

Everyone is at Risk for Glaucoma

Everyone is at Risk for Glaucoma

Columns October 12, 2017 at 10:32 am

By Randy Palladino Glaucoma is among the reasons why eye exams should be a regular part of your preventive health care. Glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, has no symptoms in its early stages. In the United States alone, nearly three million Americans have glaucoma, but only half of them knowRead More

BULLETIN-GAME CHANGER-BULLETIN: NORTH KOREA…TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES?

BULLETIN-GAME CHANGER-BULLETIN: NORTH KOREA…TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES?

Columns September 8, 2017 at 2:07 am

By J. Gary DiLaura When Saddam “Insane” Hussein convinced the United States and our allies that he was in possession of weapons of mass destruction and would use them against us, what did our President do? He killed the bastard and wiped out his regime and army, and did whatRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Columns August 13, 2017 at 11:43 am

An employee at the Niagara Falls Water Board treatment plant on Buffalo Avenue was doing routine maintenance on a submersible pump in sedimentation basin #5 when he realized that, in order to prevent a catastrophic black water discharge into the Niagara River on a Saturday afternoon during the height ofRead More

For a Living Cost of Government

For a Living Cost of Government

Columns August 12, 2017 at 11:34 am

By Jim Ostrowski The progressive left is blathering about a living wage.  There are numerous fallacies at play here.  Suffice it to say that, by and large, your wages are determined by the customers who buy the goods and services you help produce.  If you work at a fast-food placeRead More

John Gotti nephew Bill Gotti attacked in Los Angeles; homeless advocate not in ‘family’ business   

John Gotti nephew Bill Gotti attacked in Los Angeles; homeless advocate not in ‘family’ business  

Columns July 1, 2017 at 1:54 am

  By Mike Hudson Bill Gotti Sr. was, and remains, a remarkable man. He never wanted to go into the family business. His brother, legendary mob kingpin John Gotti, and his other siblings, Peter, Richard, Gene and Vincent followed John Gotti into what they call “the life.” Bill went hisRead More

Letter from the Grand Island Supervisor

Letter from the Grand Island Supervisor

Columns May 19, 2017 at 5:55 am

Dear Islanders, Let’s talk about the community center. Last year I proposed that we build a community center. I said that it should not be just a giant gym. The success of the recent art studio we opened at the Nike Base points to the demand for activities beyond justRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Columns May 18, 2017 at 6:01 pm

A German tourist walks into the Burger King in Niagara Falls and orders a beer. (In Germany and many parts of Europe, fast food establishments actually do serve beer). The local guy in the line behind him immediately starts mocking him: “They don’t serve BEER here, you MORON!” The GermanRead More

When Does A Protest Become A Riot?

When Does A Protest Become A Riot?

Columns May 11, 2017 at 11:05 am

During Barack Obama’s Presidency he began preparing for an underground war. You see, the only thing he was ever good at was dissention and “organizing” to oppose, obstruct and dissent. Community Organizer is a politically correct way of saying…organizing militant civilians who  want to obstruct! Organizing as a citizen, toRead More

Niagara Falls Jokes

Niagara Falls Jokes

Columns May 11, 2017 at 10:58 am

Nick Forster told his majority on the Water Board, “We need new sources of revenue!” One idea brought up was to convert human waste into something saleable – it was decided that the laboratory would be tasked with the job of figuring out how to transform the waste into butter,Read More

LIUNA Health & Safety Launches Expanded Sun Sense Campaign

LIUNA Health & Safety Launches Expanded Sun Sense Campaign

Columns May 10, 2017 at 8:37 pm

By Randy Palladino; For over 17 years, the Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America has run an annual Sun Sense campaign to raise awareness about the dangers of skin cancer. According to the American & Canadian Cancer Societies, nearly 3 million people in North America are diagnosed withRead More

“What Did You Say?” More People Than You Think Have Hearing Loss

“What Did You Say?” More People Than You Think Have Hearing Loss

Columns May 4, 2017 at 6:27 pm

By Randy Palladino   How’s your hearing? The reality is it’s probably not as good as you think, even if you haven’t noticed it yet. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that one in four people think their hearing is just fine whenRead More

Construction Workers Safer with New OSHA Silica Standard

Construction Workers Safer with New OSHA Silica Standard

Columns April 12, 2017 at 10:56 pm

By Randy Palladino; Construction sites are dusty places, but does that make them dangerous? If the dust contains pulverized rock or concrete there is more concern. One study showed silicosis deaths in the construction industry are higher than any other industry in the United States. Construction workers are clearly atRead More

How Long Does It Take to Get Out of Shape?

How Long Does It Take to Get Out of Shape?

Columns March 2, 2017 at 1:04 am

By Randy Palladino Colder temperatures and fewer daylight hours make it more difficult to stay active and motivated. But how long does it take to actually get out of shape? It varies from person to person, but most experts agree that it’s pretty simple: you either use it or youRead More

Limo-Taxi Association Says ‘Uber, Lyft Want Unfair Playing Field’ Upstate

Limo-Taxi Association Says ‘Uber, Lyft Want Unfair Playing Field’ Upstate

Columns February 23, 2017 at 7:57 am

By Tony Farina “The ride-hailing companies (Uber, Lyft) can operate right now upstate if they want to,” says Kevin Barwell, president of the Limousine, Bus, Taxi Operators of Upstate New York, “if they choose to comply with the law, as they do in New York City.” “But the fact is,Read More

What’s Next for Construction Safety and Health?

What’s Next for Construction Safety and Health?

Columns February 21, 2017 at 1:41 pm

By Randy Palladino Construction safety and health have come a long way in the past 40 years. Over the past dozen years, fatality rates have fallen for construction laborers in both general industry and construction, even as the overall number of workplace fatalities has increased. Injury rates in construction areRead More

Registered Apprenticeship

Registered Apprenticeship

Columns February 15, 2017 at 5:24 pm

By Local 91 The US and New York State Departments of Labor recognize and monitor registered skilled apprenticeship programs in NYS and throughout the United States. The Laborers’ International Union of North America publicly promotes our successful model of labor-management registered apprenticeship programs to combat the growing emphasis on employerRead More

The Right Side: Mr. President… JUST DO IT!

The Right Side: Mr. President… JUST DO IT!

Columns February 10, 2017 at 3:20 am

  By J Gary DiLaura [FBI Special Agent; Retired]; The President of the United States has the absolute power to protect the American Citizens! He is cognizant of information that no one else has. This information comes to him from numerous Intelligence sources and confidential sources. Because of the President’sRead More

LIUNA Opposes Deceptive Legislation to Slash Working Class Wages  and Family-Sustaining Jobs

LIUNA Opposes Deceptive Legislation to Slash Working Class Wages and Family-Sustaining Jobs

Columns February 7, 2017 at 6:01 pm

By Local 91 The introduction of national so-called “right to work” by Steve King (R-Iowa) and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-South Carolina) along with anti-Davis Bacon legislation introduced separately by Rep. King are bids to further shrink opportunities for working class Americans and their families. These pieces of legislation are aRead More

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