As the kids in my neighborhood can tell you, I tend to follow Oscar Wilde’s rule that nothing succeeds as much as excess . . . at least when it comes to Halloween. After two weeks, our extensive graveyard and haunted house is now complete. We are however waiting word on whether we will be allowed to give out candy in Virginia or end up like the hapless Yakuza in the Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan. The Japanese mob has been banned from handing out treats at Halloween.
The Hyogo Prefectural Police Department asked for the ban on the local Yamaguchi-gumi, which customarily hands out treats at its headquarters in Kobe City. Gangsters even wear costumes over their trademark “suited” tattoos.
The ordinance prohibits crime syndicates from letting children under 18 enter their offices without due reasons such as cases when children are relatives of gangsters. It also bars the giving of cash and goods to children, making phone calls or sending emails to them with the aim of putting youngsters under their control.
What they need is a good mob lawyer to fight to allow put the Gummies back into the Yamaguchi-gumi.
For example, what constitutes a “relative” of the mobsters? Can the children be claimed as temporary foster children? Then there is the definition of distribution. What if the mobsters give the candy to the parents?
My concern is that Yakuza could come to the United States for the freedom of Halloween, setting off a turf war with the American mob plans for the holiday.
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“Yakuza officially banned from giving kids Halloween candy by Japanese government.”
Be reminded that sugar IMMEDIATELY affects your body’s ability to support your immunity. Sugar attaches quickly to Viruses.
Is it a coincidence that “virus season” always starts with Halloween and continue through Thanksgiving and Christmas???
Do your own research. It’s worth the time!!!
“The ordinance prohibits crime syndicates from letting children under 18 enter their offices without due reasons such as cases when children are relatives of gangsters.”
The funny thing is, the Yakuza have such a strict honor code, and traditional history, that their organization is not, in and of itself, illegal in Japan.
My concern is that Yakuza could come to the United States for the freedom of Halloween,
Turley is concerned about Halloween being restricted. Such are the priorities of our illuminati.
It appears that 2 unlikely religious groups, Orthodox Jews and a Roman Catholic Diocese have had enough of Governor Cuomo’s bigotry towards people of Faith. The Orthodox Jews filed a lawsuit but the Federal Judge presiding ruled in favor of Cuomo’s executive order. A separate Federal Judge is considering the Catholic Diocese lawsuit. Regardless it is wonderful to see Jews and Catholics fighting the government encroaching on their free exercise of religion. Turley could show leadership on such a weighty matter
Diocese of Brooklyn Sues Gov. Cuomo Over Violation of Religious Freedom
The diocese charged that the governor’s order “is clearly untailored as applied to the diocese given the starkly different consequences the order imposes on secular business, allowing, for instance, hundreds of people to shop at a grocery store but limiting worship in a 1,200-seat church to a mere 10 parishioners (nine including clergy).
I have the solution. The gangsters (capital “G”?) leave candy in a container at their door. Thus, it cannot be argued (“your Honor”) that my client handed out the candy. The children merely took it.
This solves two additional problems: There’s no personal contact, thus no possibility of spreading Covid 19 cooties. The act of taking the candy grooms the children for a life of theft, which of course escalates to extortion, et al. Thus, for the gangsters, the candy-in-a-container serves as an effective recruitment technique.
Al Capone set up many, many soup kitchens during the Great Depression; no free beer though.
First they told us what costumes were appropriate, and now they’re telling us what can and can’t be done on Halloween.
Oh thank you ever-wise overlords for the protections you have brought to our people.
(music to the tune of Bomb Iran!)
Bomb, bomb, bomb. Bomb bomb Japan.
Oh bomb Japaaaan.
I’ll take my stand!
Rocking an a rollin
Rocking an a reeling bomb Japan!
Professor: This is news I probably could have done without. You do spend time on some interesting websites.
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