From: Respectfully, Jeff Lockhart, National Communications Officer
MEMBERSHIP SECURITY ALERT
It has come to our attention, from multiple sources – across multiple states, that there are some individuals making “membership drive” phone calls… purporting to be on behalf of the Patriot Guard Riders. Part of this membership drive involves the prospective new member paying a membership fee to join the Patriot Guard. We want to go on record as stating – THESE CALLS ARE OF A FRAUDULENT NATURE.
For those of you who are already members, you know – “Freedom isn’t free, but membership is”. You will never be solicited for donations to be – or continue to be – a member of the Patriot Guard Riders.
We are asking for your help in this matter. If you have friends that have interest in joining the PGR, please instruct them on the proper manner to do so – visit http://www.patriotguard.org/ – and create a profile.
To date the phone calls seem to have centered around veterans, but that does not mean that these individuals that are preying upon a patriot’s goodwill will not broaden their efforts. We urge all people – both current members and potential members – to be alert.Add to Technorati Favorites
HB 950, Powell
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 2 of Chapter 2 of Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to registration and licensing of motor vehicles, so as to provide for registration and licensing of assembled motor vehicles and motorcycles; to amend Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to certificates of title for motor vehicles, so as to provide for the issuance of certificates of title to owners of assembled motor vehicles and motorcycles; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes
HB 951, Powell
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 43-47-2 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to definitions relative to the "Used Motor Vehicle Dealers' and Used Motor Vehicle Parts Dealers' Registration Act," so as to redefine the term "rebuilder"; to provide for related matters; to provide for an effective date; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.Add to Technorati Favorites
By KITTY CAPARELLA
Philadelphia Daily News
firstname.lastname@example.org 215-854-5880Is more biker bloodshed yet to come in retaliation for an outlaw Pagan leader shot last week?
Authorities are monitoring biker activities to prevent more violence after Timothy "Casual" Flood, 46, the president of the Philly chapter of the Pagan Outlaw Motorcycle Club, was shot in the left leg and injured in his back last Thursday.
The mysterious incident has raised more questions than answers, though authorities believe that it was a local dispute among area Pagans.
Investigators were dubious of claims by Flood that he was wounded in a drive-by shooting in the parking lot of Fluke's Irish Pub, on State Street near Bleigh Avenue in the Northeast.
"There was no crime scene, no blood, no shell casings, no nothing," said an investigator. Nor were there police radio calls reporting gunshots in the area.
And no one inside Fluke's, a hangout for city, state and federal law-enforcement officers, reported hearing gunshots.
Flood's only known problem is his predecessor, Steven "Gorilla" Mondevergine, the burly former South Philly Pagans chapter president, who wants his old job back, according to knowledgeable sources. The two bikers have not spoken in the past year.
Last year, a Pagan pal called Mondevergine to turn in his "colors" - a denim vest denoting his rank as a chapter president - after he was kicked out of the club, one of at least four times he was ousted since early 2006, said sources.
"Why don't you and your fat friend [Flood] come and get them?" retorted Mondevergine, according to a source, who noted his club status went from "out" to "out bad."
Mondevergine had lost the confidence of Mother Club president David "Black Bart" Barbieto and vice president Floyd "Jesse" Moore, after holding unauthorized meetings with rival outlaw bikers - most recently, Warlock gang turncoats who joined the Outlaws, according to knowledgeable sources.
(tree of shame at the bottom of deals gap decorated with parts of wrecked motorcycles with a few Miata's thrown in for good measure)
Two other Western North Carolina counties were high on the list of accident rates. Graham and Swain, respectively, ranked first and second under the category “Top 5 Dangerous Counties for Motorcycles,” in “Best Chance of Being in a Collision,” and “Best Chance of Being Injured,” in a motorcycle wreck. Overall, Graham ranked first among all NC counties in “Best Chance of Being Injured,” and “Best Chance of Being Killed.”
The AAA report cited the “Tail of the Dragon,” an 11-mile stretch of U.S. 129 with 318 curves in Graham County that is popular with bikers as a major contributing factor to the rankings.
Additionally, the report hypothesized that the crash rate is inevitably increasing because of the growing popularity of motorcycles.
“As more people purchase and ride motorcycles for the first time — especially pre-boomers and boomers — their lack of experience tends to result in more cyclists losing control of their ride,” David E. Parsons, president and CEO of AAA Carolinas, said in the report.Read more here
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