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In 2000, the Galesi Group entered the Exploration and Production industry by procuring oil and gas interests now known as E & B Natural Resources. Based in Bakersfield, California, E & B Natural Resources is an independent oil and gas company that acquires, develops, and explores for crude oil and natural gas.

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Owns and Operates 20+ oil and gas fields in California, Texas, Wyoming, and Louisiana
Owns & operates 10 dedicated field service rigs
Daily production approximately 9,000 barrels of oil equivalent
One of California’s largest private oil and gas companies producing oil in 14 different fields


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Green Planet Products
“You can’t solve current problems with old thinking that caused them in the first place. “ – Albert Einstein
Green Planet Products, LLC is a company within the diversified Galesi Group. The Galesi Group has a proven track record of developing each Galesi company into an industry leader. This green initiative will add value to the group of companies by providing environmentally friendly products that are made of biodegradable, renewable resources.

Green Planet Products is the official bulk distributor for the innovative Green Earth Technologies, "G" branded products. These ecologically sensitive products are divided into two product categories: appearance and performance. Our appearance products are environment safe cleaning products that replace harsh chemicals with non-toxic plant based oils. Our performance products are "naturally" better and made from excess animal fat that outperform even the most sophisticated synthetics. This product line includes:  G-Oil, the world's 1st bio-synthetic motor oil, 2 cycle smokeless, 4 cycle smokeless, 4 cycle for air cooled and bar and chain oil.  

Utilizing the power of nanotechnology, we deliver products molded around the four ideologies of being GREEN:



Environmentally Safe
   • MSDS N.F.P.A  Hazard Rating of 0
   • Non Toxic
   • Best solution to air and ground pollution

Biodegradable
    • ”Ultimate Biodegradable”, as determined by ASTM D-5864, stating 60% of a product must degrade in 28 days

Renewable
    • Replaces petrochemical base with animal fat or plant oils
    • Sustainable and produced domestically
    • Reduces dependence on foreign oil

Recyclable
    • GET bottles are made with 30% post consumer plastic
    • "G" product labels are printed with water based inks on recycled paper


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JUST BECAUSE SISSY SAYS SO DOESN'T MAKE IT SO...BUT HE THINKS IT DOES!!!!!  
JUST BECAUSE MC1 SAYS SO DOESN'T MAKE IT SO!!!!!  
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Senders- is this  somehow connected to Rush Gaming and the gaming license ?  I mean Einstein ? Quantum physics ?   Why ? Im tryingnto read between the lines .  Help me out bro.


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Senders- is this  somehow connected to Rush Gaming and the gaming license ?  I mean Einstein ? Quantum physics ?   Why ? Im tryingnto read between the lines .  Help me out.



It has everything to do with a car and going 88 mph.

Can't believe you don't see it.






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Schenectady

The Galesi Group and Chicago-based Rush Street Gaming are banking that a casino on the Mohawk River will do for Schenectady what another major riverfront casino has done for Pittsburgh.

On Tuesday, Rush Street Chairman Neil Bluhm showed a crowd inside Proctors GE Theatre a splashy video celebrating the fifth anniversary of Pittsburgh's Rivers Casino, its more than 1,800 employees and support for area charities and organizations, including the NAACP.

"We're going to take an old site that's just been sitting there fallow," said Bluhm of the 60-acre former ALCO site owned by Galesi where the partners are hoping to build a casino as part of a $150 million retail and residential development.


"It's going to get improved and it's going to be something you're going to have fun with, you're going to take pride with," Bluhm said, touting its job creation and tax revenues.

Mayor Gary McCarthy called the Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor "transformative," and Schenectady County Chamber of Commerce President Chuck Steiner lauded Galesi and Rush Street as a "powerhouse combination."

The proposal for the former ALCO brownfield includes a harbor with a 50-boat slip and dock, a casino and 250-room hotel and a movie and television studio.

Galesi Group COO David Buicko said the project and Rush Street partnership "could be a game changer" for the city and county in terms of economic growth, employment and entertainment.

Buicko elicited a chorus of laughter from the audience when he joked that for all Rush Street's lofty accomplishments and $50 billion in development projects, "teaming up with the Galesi won't hurt you either."

Buicko said he visited the casino in Pittsburgh this past weekend, and "The caliber and quality of people that are working for Rush Street Gaming are the ones we want in Schenectady."

Despite the hoopla at Proctors Tuesday, Buicko and the other speakers offered few details about the construction costs, size, and number of construction and permanent jobs Rivers Casino at Mohawk Harbor might bring to the region.

Bluhm, a lawyer and certified public account-turned-casino developer, said that he likes everything on the development front taking place in the Electric City.

"We've done business in a lot of places, but when we saw Mohawk Harbor right on the river, we immediately said this is a terrific site with great potential, and that Schenectady was right for us," he said. "And when we visited downtown and saw all that was happening, we really felt encouraged."

If the project receives state backing, Mohawk Harbor would join the other Rush Street casinos in Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, Des Plaines, Ill., near Chicago, and Canada along with Pittsburgh.

He said his company approaches every project with three goals: to be an economic success that drives the economy, to be a good neighbor in the community and to be a great place to work.

"As a real estate developer, we build something that fits into the community. We're not just a casino developer and operator, and I feel very strongly that the Rivers casino will be something Schenectady will be very proud of," Bluhm said.

He said that crime around the Rush Street casinos has gone down and company officials are vigilant when it comes to addressing gambling addiction, which he conceded is a legitimate issue.

County Legislature Chairman Tony Jasenski said the casino "is poised to become a key building block in our local economy and is one the Schenectady County Legislature wholeheartedly supports."

He said the casino and gaming management program at Schenectady County Community College in tandem with the Rivers Casino would provide "incredible opportunities" for area youngsters seeking a viable career option.

Afterwards, Buicko sounded that same theme when he talked about linking disadvantaged inner city youngsters with programs like those offered as SCCC as a pathway to jobs in the gaming industry.

One key to getting a casino license is speed to market.

Asked how the Schenectady proposal compares with others vying for a casino license in the Capital Region, Buicko said, "We have the most shovel-ready project."

In June, Galesi and Rush Street are expected to seek the required approval from city zoning and planning officials.

With its required state Environmental Quality Review Act studies already in hand, the Galesi project figures to have an advantage over the competition.

Buicko said an obsolete nuclear reactor long-used by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute that is to be decommissioned, is expected to be removed from the fringe of the project site and could be dressed up to look like a light house.

"We're not overly cocky or overly confident, but we feel we'll have the best project," said Bluhm.

The announcement in Schenectady comes on the heels of a presentation Monday by representatives of Saratoga Casino and Raceway and Churchill Downs Inc. to put a $300 million casino off Thompson Hill Road in East Greenbush.

Other sites under consideration are at Thruway Exit 23 in Albany, at Howe's Caverns in Schoharie County and in Montgomery County.

A Hudson River site in the city of Rensselaer is also under discussion but nothing solid has yet been announced.

James Odato contributed.

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News & Press - Cuomo: Schenectady casino plan a ‘home run’
Posted: 12/19/2014
SCHENECTADY — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says a casino is a new chapter that has been a long time coming for Schenectady.

“To the people of Schenectady: Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations,” Cuomo said during an event Thursday morning at Proctors.

Cuomo’s visit to the Electric City came a day after the state Gaming Facility Location Board recommended the former Alco site for one of upstate New York’s first commercial casinos.

Cuomo said he pushed for legislation to allow for casinos because “upstate has been suffering for a long time.” The casinos, which he called resort destinations, will help jump-start a part of the state that was once booming with manufacturing, he said.

“The story of upstate New York became a story of what was,” Cuomo said. “Everything was about what we used to do in the good ol’ days. We were GE. What Proctors was. And there was not enough conversation about what we are going to be and what the future is.”

The future is Rivers Casino and Resort at Mohawk Harbor, a $330 million project spearheaded by Rotterdam developer the Galesi Group and Rush Street Gaming of Chicago. The project will create 1,400 construction jobs and 1,200 permanent jobs.

Cuomo said the casino project is “a home run” because it is part of a larger housing plan. Work is already underway on the 60-acre brownfield for Galesi’s previously planned $150 million development that includes housing, hotels and office and retail space.

“Schenectady won because Schenectady deserved to win,” Cuomo said. “It’s a really exciting proposal. It’s not just a casino. It is a resort that a family would come to for a vacation. It’s part of a larger development that has housing, hotels and boat slips. This is more job growth in Schenectady that probably hasn’t happened in a century, so it’s exciting.”

Galesi Group COO David Buicko said he believes his partnership’s casino application has strengths across the board, with progress on the site as a strong factor, particularly meeting requirements under the State Environmental Quality Review Act.

“This is an almost $500 million project and we were the largest host community by far,” Buicko said. “That means we will provide the most economic benefits to the most people. We were the only local developer that has huge development experience and you have Rush that has an urban experience, with casinos in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia on the river.”

The prep work on-site will enable the developer to build Rivers Casino in as little as 18 months, said Rush Street CEO Greg Carlin. The state is looking for casinos to be up and running within 24 months of receiving a license.

The Gaming Commission will award licenses in a few months after applications are reviewed and background checks are completed by state police, according to siting board chairman Kevin Law.

Cuomo also used his speech to tout START-UP NY, a business tax incentive program he is leveraging to attract businesses to the state. The program allows companies to locate here without paying any local or state taxes.

To participate, businesses are required to partner with a nearby college. Schenectady County Community College, which has a casino gaming management program, is currently in discussions with several companies about locating in vacant buildings on State Street under START-UP NY.

“Businesses that are linked with education are the way of the future,” Cuomo said. “What you’re doing here is exactly right, community colleges training for jobs that are growing in that region.”

At the end of his speech, Cuomo stepped down from the podium and shook hands with everyone in the front row — Schenectady Mayor Gary McCarthy, Rush Street’s Greg Carlin, Galesi Group’s David Buicko … and so on.

When he reached Francesco Galesi at the end of the row, he gave him a hug and said in his ear, “I’m proud of you.”

Galesi founded Galesi Group in 1969 and currently serves as CEO, although Buicko is really the driving force behind the company’s day-to-day operations. Galesi avoids the spotlight — Thursday was only his second recent appearance in the city. He also attended a County Legislature meeting in June to present plans for Rivers Casino.

Cuomo praised the Galesi Group as “a quality developer” that made the site a winner and transformed the brownfield into “a really inspiring project.” It is the largest developer in the region and has played a key role in transforming downtown.

“Francesco Galesi and the Galesi Group has believed in Schenectady for a very long time,” Cuomo said.

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A large casino workers union has written to the state Gaming Commission complaining about Rush Street Gaming, the company trying to obtain licenses to run gambling houses in Schenectady and Newburgh.

The letter from Chris Margoulas, assistant to the president of Unite HERE, says that ongoing labor disputes with Rush Street's three domestic casinos, in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Des Plaines, Ill., are unresolved despite settlements made between the company and the National Labor Relations Board.

The letter asserts that workers at casinos run by the Chicago-based firm have reported "illegal harassment by casino managers including threats, surveillance and other intimidation."


Unite HERE has been trying to unionize Rush Street properties for years. Efforts began in Philadelphia in August 2011, at Pittsburgh in April 2011 and in Des Plaines in October 2013. The letter says workers have encountered several roadblocks considered improper, including firing some who spoke publicly about desiring better working conditions and fair process.

Lee Park, a gaming commission spokesman, confirmed receiving the letter. Unite HERE sent copies to members of the Gaming Facility Location Board, which will recommend projects for licensing this fall.

Rush Street is partners with Galesi Group in Schenectady on a proposed $330 million hotel and casino along the Mohawk River at the former American Locomotive plant site. It is partnering with Saratoga Harness on a much bigger project proposed for Newburgh.

In an unusual situation, Peter Ward, the head of the large New York City local of Unite HERE, appears in a video touting another Saratoga Harness project, a casino planned for East Greenbush.

A principal of Saratoga Harness extolled Rush Street on Tuesday, citing the "extraordinary reviews" the firm receives in the markets where it operates.

Asked about the union's complaints, Rush Street Chairman Neil Bluhm and CEO Greg Carlin said the company's record speaks for itself. During two days of presentations to the siting board earlier this week, the company emphasized it has won repeated best-employer awards at its three casinos for years.

"We certainly have disputes with companies all the time, but there is nothing like this anywhere else," said Martin Leary, gaming research director for Unite HERE. The union has 275,000 members in hospitality and food service jobs, including about 100,000 casino workers.

In a statement, Rush Street Gaming said:

"In upstate New York, Capital Region Gaming and Hudson Valley Casino & Resort have both entered into labor peace agreements with the New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council. Rush Street Gaming has a proven track record of honoring its commitments; and if selected for a gaming license in New York state, looks forward to working with the Hotel and Motel Trades Council."

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I was in Tunica Mississippi working on a casino in Robinsonville  just off highway 61  when Princess Diana died. So 20 years ago about. At that time Tunica  Mississippi was the poorest county in Mississippi I worked down there off and on for the next 10 years.

You can read all about what the casinos have and have not done for the community.  It has helped and hurt. A new school,civic center, pool, bigger police station.  
but eventually some hillbillys would try and make crack in the casino hotel.
One thing for sure is that it never turns out as predicted.

But that is life.


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I was in Tunica Mississippi working on a casino in Robinsonville  just off highway 61  when Princess Diana died. So 20 years ago about. At that time Tunica  Mississippi was the poorest county in Mississippi I worked down there off and on for the next 10 years.

You can read all about what the casinos have and have not done for the community.  It has helped and hurt. A new school,civic center, pool, bigger police station.  
but eventually some hillbillys would try and make crack in the casino hotel.
One thing for sure is that it never turns out as predicted.

But that is life.


I guess when there is NOTHING ELSE the 'go to' turns into this.... it's just sad that everything has turned into just service
jobs with low pay.....

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“Anybody that drives around Southern California can tell you the infrastructure is falling apart,” says Joel Kotkin, a fellow of urban studies at Chapman University and author of the book The New Class Conflict. “And then we’re going to give money so a bunch of corporate executives can watch a football game eight times a year? It’s absurd.”

When the Inglewood City Council voted unanimously to approve a $1.8 billion stadium plan on February 24th, hundreds of football fans in attendance cheered for the prospect of a team finally returning to the Los Angeles area.

On it’s face, the deal for the city of Inglewood is unprecedented—Rams owner Stan Kroenke has agreed to finance construction of the stadium entirely with private funds. The deal makes the stadium one of the most expensive facilities ever built and is an oddity in the sports world, where most stadiums require millions in public dollars to be constructed.

And while the city still waits to hear if it will indeed inherit an NFL team, the progress on the new privately-funded Inglewood stadium has set off a bidding war between other cities that are offering up millions in public subsidies to keep (or attract) pro-sports franchises to their area.

St. Louis has proposed a billion dollar waterfront stadium financed with $400 million in tax money to keep the Rams in Missouri. And the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have unveiled a plan to turn a former landfill in Carson, California, into a $1.7 billion stadium to keep the Rams from encroaching on their turf. While full details of the plan have yet to be released, it’s been reported that the financing would be similar to the San Francisco 49er’s deal in Santa Clara, which saw the team receive $621 million in construction loans paid for with public money.

Even the fiscally conservative Scott Walker is not immune to the stadium spending craze. The Wisconsin governor wants to allocate $220 million in public bonds to keep the Milwaukee Bucks basketball franchise in the area. Walker has dubbed the financing scheme as the “Pay Their Way” plan, but professional sports teams rarely pay their fair share when it comes to stadiums and instead use public money to generate private revenue.

Pacific Standard magazine has reported that in the last 20 years, the U.S. has opened 101 new sports facilities and stadium finance experts say that almost all of them have received public funding totaling billions of dollars. Politicians generally rationalize this expense by stating that stadiums will generate economic revenue and job opportunities for the city, but Kotkin says those promises are rarely realized.

“I think this is sort of a fanciful approach towards economic development instead of building really good jobs. And except for the construction, the jobs created by stadia are generally low wage occasional work.”

“The important thing that we’ve forgotten is ‘What is the purpose of a government?'” asks Kotkin. “Cities instead of fixing their schools, fixing their roads or fixing their sewers or fixing their water are putting money into ephemera like stadia. And in the end, what’s more important?”

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“Anybody that drives around Southern California can tell you the infrastructure is falling apart,” says Joel Kotkin, a fellow of urban studies at Chapman University and author of the book The New Class Conflict. “And then we’re going to give money so a bunch of corporate executives can watch a football game eight times a year? It’s absurd.”

When the Inglewood City Council voted unanimously to approve a $1.8 billion stadium plan on February 24th, hundreds of football fans in attendance cheered for the prospect of a team finally returning to the Los Angeles area.

On it’s face, the deal for the city of Inglewood is unprecedented—Rams owner Stan Kroenke has agreed to finance construction of the stadium entirely with private funds. The deal makes the stadium one of the most expensive facilities ever built and is an oddity in the sports world, where most stadiums require millions in public dollars to be constructed.

And while the city still waits to hear if it will indeed inherit an NFL team, the progress on the new privately-funded Inglewood stadium has set off a bidding war between other cities that are offering up millions in public subsidies to keep (or attract) pro-sports franchises to their area.

St. Louis has proposed a billion dollar waterfront stadium financed with $400 million in tax money to keep the Rams in Missouri. And the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders have unveiled a plan to turn a former landfill in Carson, California, into a $1.7 billion stadium to keep the Rams from encroaching on their turf. While full details of the plan have yet to be released, it’s been reported that the financing would be similar to the San Francisco 49er’s deal in Santa Clara, which saw the team receive $621 million in construction loans paid for with public money.

Even the fiscally conservative Scott Walker is not immune to the stadium spending craze. The Wisconsin governor wants to allocate $220 million in public bonds to keep the Milwaukee Bucks basketball franchise in the area. Walker has dubbed the financing scheme as the “Pay Their Way” plan, but professional sports teams rarely pay their fair share when it comes to stadiums and instead use public money to generate private revenue.

Pacific Standard magazine has reported that in the last 20 years, the U.S. has opened 101 new sports facilities and stadium finance experts say that almost all of them have received public funding totaling billions of dollars. Politicians generally rationalize this expense by stating that stadiums will generate economic revenue and job opportunities for the city, but Kotkin says those promises are rarely realized.

“I think this is sort of a fanciful approach towards economic development instead of building really good jobs. And except for the construction, the jobs created by stadia are generally low wage occasional work.”

“The important thing that we’ve forgotten is ‘What is the purpose of a government?'” asks Kotkin. “Cities instead of fixing their schools, fixing their roads or fixing their sewers or fixing their water are putting money into ephemera like stadia. And in the end, what’s more important?”

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Approximately 5 minutes.


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I remember going to Elgin Illinois to work on the casino there.  It sits on top of the old Elgin watch factory. Their product was watches.  A casino s product is fun- at least that is the way they see it. I remember looking at a wall in an area of the casino known as " back of house "- there was the word FUN in 12 ft high letters.

The HR director told me that they had reduced their corporate mission statement to- you guessed it FUN.

So how do you feel about  donuts ? I mean they arent exactly good for you-


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