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  • Wind turbine collapses during Michigan snowstorm

    02/26/2016 3:34:52 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 43 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 25, 2016 | Heather Jordan
    OLIVER TOWNSHIP, MI — A wind turbine located in Huron County fell over during a winter storm that brought wind and heavy snow to much of the state, but the cause of the collapse is unclear. The Exelon Corp. turbine is located near Gagetown and Richardson roads in Oliver Township, according to Huron County Central Dispatch. Oliver Township Planning Commission Chairman Brion Dickens lives about a third of a mile from the damaged turbine. "I'm not going to speculate. It was just a mechanical failure," he said Thursday, Feb. 25. "We don't know if it was weather related." Dickens said...
  • Mystery black rain hits Michigan town: Tar-like substance falls from the sky

    02/18/2016 8:09:30 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 76 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 17 February 2016 | Kelly Mclaughlin
    A city in Michigan is perplexed after a a tar-like substance has rained down on their cars, porches and driveways this week. The black, oily substance first appeared on at least six driveways in Harrison Township on Sunday, and days later, what the material is still remains a mystery. Michigan Department of Environmental Quality officials collected samples of the substance on Wednesday. The city's fire chief sad that it is not bird droppings and is not flammable,
  • Just for fun. Take a ride around the Nurburgring with Sabine Schmitz

    02/14/2016 4:38:44 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 22 replies
    Topgear.com ^ | 13 Feb 2016 | topgear.com
    I can't separate the video from the site but its worth a watch if you like speed.
  • Melissa Gilbert tells Mike Bishop to end Planned Parenthood investigation

    01/27/2016 2:56:59 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 40 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | 01/27/16 | Brian Johnston
    HOWELL Michigan congressional candidate Melissa Gilbert (D, Howell) is calling upon Rep. Mike Bishop (R, Rochester) to end his Planned Parenthood investigation and “apologize to Michigan taxpayers.” Gilbert said in a press release that Bishop is “wasting … time and money investigating Planned Parenthood based on heavily-edited videos.” A Texas grand jury indicted David R. Deleiden and Sandra S. Merritt for tampering with government records, according to the New York Times. The grand jurors said Planned Parenthood was not guilty of any wrongdoing. According to Gilbert, Bishop has voted six times to defund Planned Parenthood. Gilbert, an actress and former...
  • Deadliest battle ever on Michigan soil happened on this day in 1813 (Jan 22nd)

    01/23/2016 5:02:58 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 33 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 1/22/2016 | Jessica Shepherd
    MONROE, MI — Michigan isn't necessarily known for its war history. That could be the reason why many Michiganders are unaware of the details of the deadliest day of war on Michigan soil. Another possible reason, according to Daniel Downing, is America doesn't love to talk about the times we lose. "It's a great American defeat and we don't like to brag about our defeats," said Downing, who serves as chief of education, interpretation and operation for River Raisin National Battlefield Park. Left without sufficient ammunition, more than 300 Americans were killed Jan. 22, 1813 during the War of 1812's...
  • Look up the number of concealed pistol licenses in your Michigan county

    01/04/2016 3:59:38 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 15 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | January 04, 2016 | Julie Mack
    Among Michigan's 10 million residents, almost a half-million had a concealed pistol license as of Dec. 1, according to data collected by the Michigan State Police. This database provides the number of active permits for all 83 counties, as well as the percentage of permits in relation to the adult population, age 21 and older. Under Michigan law, 21 is the minimum age for a concealed pistol license. Click on "details" for the number of permits issued annually over a five-year period between 2009-10 to 2013-14. (The annual numbers are based on reports that each cover a 12-month period from...
  • USS Milwaukee, Navy's newest ship, towed to base after breaking down at sea

    12/12/2015 5:08:04 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 80 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/12/2015 | FOXnews
    NORFOLK, Va. – The U.S. Navy's newest ship had to be towed to a base in Virginia after breaking down during its journey to its home port in California. The USS Milwaukee, a littoral combat ship that was commissioned in November, was towed more than 40 nautical miles to Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek after suffering an engineering casualty on Friday, The Navy Times reported (http://bit.ly/1UfolwL ). The ship was on its way from Halifax, Canada to Mayport, Florida, where it was planning to stop before continuing on its trek to its port in San Diego.
  • Transgender AND Transager: 52 Year-Old Father Lives as a 6 Year-Old Girl

    12/08/2015 5:00:47 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 92 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | December 7, 2015 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Forget being transgender like Caitlyn Jenner or transracial like Rachel Dolezal, there’s a new “trans” frontier: people who are transage. In an interview with the gay news site The Daily Xtra, Stefonknee (formerly Paul) Wolscht details his struggles with being a male-to-female transgender person. The Daily Xtra video, however, glosses over a tiny bit of important information about Wolscht: he thinks he is actually a six year-old girl—not just a woman, but a six year-old girl—stuck in the body of a 50-something man. At age 46, Wolscht deserted his wife and his seven children to live his “true” life. “There’s...
  • Make Mine Freedom (1948 cartoon)

    12/02/2015 6:01:39 AM PST · by cripplecreek
    youtube ^ | 12/2/2015 | youtube
    No doubt that this has been posted before but its worthy of an occasional repost for those who have never seen it. Produced by Harding College in 1948 to show the dangers of buying "ISM" at the cost of freedom. Make Mine Freedom (1948)
  • Detroit Police Chief James Craig: Armed Detroiters cut terror risk

    12/01/2015 4:52:51 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 14 replies
    WXYZ.com ^ | 12/1/2015 | WXYZ.com
    I'm not sure of the copywrite status on this one so I'll just go with the link. The mayor isn't happy but the police chief is right. Guns deter crime and they work just as well at deterring terrorism.
  • Iowa Congressman Steve King Endorses Ted Cruz for President

    11/16/2015 7:52:44 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 54 replies
    tedcruz.org ^ | 11/16/2015 | Cruz for President
    HOUSTON, Texas – Today, the Ted Cruz for President campaign announced that Cruz has received the endorsement of Congressman Steve King, an influential and outspoken conservative, particularly on the issues of immigration and fiscal responsibility. Congressman King has consistently said that it is critical the next President be someone who will fight unapologetically for conservative principles. “Ted Cruz has the positive conservative vision for the country that we need to correct the failures of the Obama Administration,” said King. “When I survey the challenges facing our country, and the slate of individuals who have stepped forward to offer to lead,...
  • Group grades candidates on support for ethanol program

    11/13/2015 1:00:19 PM PST · by cripplecreek · 23 replies
    WCFCourier.com ^ | 11/10/2015 | Erin Murphy
    DES MOINES | Voters who wish to pick a presidential candidate and at the same time support a federal renewable fuel program that benefits Iowa corn growers have at least nine options, according to an advocacy group’s new report. America’s Renewable Future, an Iowa advocacy group that promotes the federal rule that mandates a certain amount of corn-based ethanol be placed in the nation’s fuel supply, on Tuesday issued a midterm report card on the 2016 presidential candidates. Nine candidates — six Republicans and all three Democrats — earned the report’s top grade for their expressed support for the federal...
  • Trump Flirts With Amnesty, Says Hes Hiding His Sensitive Side

    10/26/2015 11:14:26 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 74 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/23/2015 | Steve Guest
    Donald Trump says that if elected we will do something that will be done with heart in order to deal with the illegal immigrants and their families already in America. Trump, in an interview set to air Monday on PodcastOne with Larry King, was asked about deporting families of illegal immigrants, when Trump said, Well, I just I dont want to get into your specific question, but we will we will do something that will be done with heart. Larry King asked Trump about a hypothetical family of illegal immigrants, who had children, when Trump explained, I dont want...
  • Police: Pastor Shoots, Kills Man Inside Church In Detroit

    10/19/2015 4:48:10 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 68 replies
    Clickondetroit.com ^ | Oct 18 2015 | Local 4 - ClickOnDetroit news staff
    DETROIT - A pastor shot and killed a man armed with a brick during a church service on Sunday after the man threatened parishioners at the City of God Church on Detroits west side, according to police. The 25-year-old man stormed into the church during a service wielding a brick. Police say the man was well known by the congregation and especially the pastor. The 36-year-old pastor pulled out a gun and shot the man multiple times. Authorities say the pastor had been trying to help the man, but those efforts had gone south. Investigators said four or five shots...
  • Rand Paul: I Wouldnt Be Doing Dumbass Livestreaming if I Wasnt Still Running

    10/14/2015 7:17:06 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 14 Oct 2015 | Breitbart TV
    On Tuesday, Sen. Rand Paul, a candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, took some questions on a livestream about his campaign. One of the questions he fielded was one that was the third-most popular on Google, which was, Is Rand Paul still running for president? Uh, I dont know, Paul replied. Wouldnt be doing this dumbass livestreaming if I werent. So yes, I still am running for president. Get over it.
  • Democratic Congressional Staffer Arrested After Beating Gay Lover With Shovel

    10/13/2015 6:49:28 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2015 | Blake Neff
    Police arrested a congressional staffer to Democratic Rep. Sander Levin Oct. 8 following a bizarre altercation where he attacked a lover with a shovel. According to a police report, Tim Foster assaulted a black man described as his boyfriend with a small red and black shovel, leaving the man so badly injured that he was hospitalized with scrapes and bruises across his neck and torso, Roll Call reported Tuesday. The dispute began at about 12:30 a.m., with the two getting into an argument at a house in Baltimore which soon escalated to physical violence on Fosters part, according to Roll...
  • Michigan Man Fired Over Confederate Flag

    10/13/2015 5:07:21 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/12/2015 | Philip Devoe
    A Michigan man employed at the Hillsdale Bob Evans plant was fired after refusing to remove a Confederate flag from his truck, the Hillsdale Daily News reports. According to the man, his bosses at the plant forced him to remove it after receiving a single anonymous complaint. Angela Payne, a spokeswoman for the restaurant chain, told NBC24 that the flag was offensive to many customers and employees. The employee, Wesley Rogers, was told two weeks ago to remove the flag but refused, resulting in his termination. They said they were doing their best to follow up on a complaint, Rogers...
  • Ted Cruz to announce Texas-sized slate of supporters

    09/30/2015 5:09:57 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 11 replies
    chron.com ^ | September 29, 2015 | Kevin Diaz
    WASHINGTON Texas U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, aiming for a big moment in the Texas presidential primary next March, will announce a broad slate of Lone Star State supporters on Wednesday. Cruz's Houston-based presidential campaign plans to roll out an endorsement list of 35 state representatives and five state senators, likely the largest declared contingent of Texas lawmakers so far in the contest for the GOP nomination. They join Texas U.S. Reps. Randy Weber, Louie Gohmert, Michael Burgess, John Culberson, John Ratcliffe, and Brian Babin in endorsing Cruz. A Cruz campaign aide noted that they now have won over a...
  • Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz to visit Kalamazoo

    09/28/2015 2:05:04 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 11 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | September 28, 2015 | Emily Monacelli
    KALAMAZOO, MI U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, a 2016 Republican presidential candidate from Texas, will speak at a rally in Kalamazoo. Cruz will visit Wings Event Center, 3600 Vanrick Drive, on Monday, Oct. 5. The doors for the rally open at 8:30, with the program beginning at 9 a.m. Cruz will speak at 9:30 a.m., according to a media advisory. Cruz was in Michigan two weeks ago, speaking at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference.
  • Former congressman walks to Washington DC for veterans' health (Bentivolio MI)

    09/26/2015 4:39:24 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 14 replies
    fox2detroit.com ^ | Sep 24 2015 | FOXnewsdetroit
    A former congressman is taking a slow journey back to Washington DC. Not to run for office, but to walk there, raising awareness about the treatment of veterans and their families. Kerry Bentivolio says it is time for lawmakers to do something. The 64-year-old Bentivolio is a veteran of two wars and says the numbers are ridiculous. About 300,000 veterans likely died while waiting for health care and nearly twice as many are still waiting for treatment. The average Vietnam veteran dies in their 60s, while the average World War II vet is living well into their 80s.
  • Peter King: Boehners Fall Result Of People Like Ted Cruz Who Hijack And Blackmail The Party

    Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, says Tea Party Republicans like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are to blame for the resignation of House Speaker John Boehner. I think he could of been influenced by the pope being here yesterday and that its just time to end the fighting thats gone on, the needless fighting thats gone on, King said to radio host John Grambling on Friday. But having said that Im disappointed. I think John was as good as a speaker that you could find and hes undermined by people in his own party from day one. Its...
  • Senator Cruz Vindicated on Irans Nuclear Selfie

    09/23/2015 8:37:49 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 6 replies
    Center for security policy ^ | September 23, 2015 | Fred Fleitz
    As predicted by critics of the ObamaBomb nuclear deal with Iran, Iranians collected nuclear samples for the IAEA last weekend as part of an investigation of Irans past nuclear weapons-related activities. A brilliant Wall Street Journal editorial referred to this today as Irans Nuclear Selfies. Several Republican presidential candidates have expressed their outrage about this arrangement which raised questions about the seriousness of Un verification of the Iran deal. Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham, Scott Walker, Donald Trump and Ted Cruz all spoke out against Iran inspecting itself during the last Republican presidential debate. But as far...
  • Rand Paul wins presidential straw poll at Michigan Republican gathering on Mackinac Island

    09/20/2015 4:54:06 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 39 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | September 20, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    MACKINAC ISLAND, MI Rand Paul won the presidential preference straw poll this weekend at the Mackinac Republican Leadership Conference, a biennial gather of more than 2,000 Michigan Republicans. With 785 attendees voting, the U.S. Senator from Kentucky received 22 percent of the vote in the MIRS/Detroit News straw poll. Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina finished second at 15 percent. Each of the top five vote-getters spoke at the island event, including Ohio Gov. John Kasich (13.7 percent), Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas (13 percent) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (9.7 percent). John Yob, national political director and Michigan...
  • Iowa faith and freedom coalition banquet videos

    09/20/2015 3:31:02 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 6 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/20/2015 | Youtube
    Ted Cruz Speech Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition FULL VIDEO Ted Cruz Iowa Faith and Freedom Donald Trump Speech Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Donald Trump
  • Barroom fight begins GOP leadership weekend on Mackinac Island

    09/18/2015 6:59:53 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 28 replies
    FOX17online ^ | September 18, 2015 | Josh Sidorowicz
    MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. A Grand Rapids political consultant, now director and chief strategist for the national Rand Paul campaign, claims a top official for the Marco Rubio campaign punched him Thursday night at a bar on the island, which is hosting the biennial GOP Leadership Conference. John Yob, the national political director for the Rand Paul campaign, posted on Facebook early Friday morning hed been punched in the face inside the bar by a man he said is the deputy campaign manager for Rubio, a Florida senator.
  • Heritage foundation Take Back America Forum (Eleven GOP Candidates)

    09/18/2015 4:04:49 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    C-span ^ | 9/18/2015 | C-span
    Airing LIVE Friday, Sep 18 3:55pm EDT on C-SPAN.org Former Gov. Jeb Bush, Governors Walker, Christie (R-NJ), and Jindal, Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, Senators Cruz, Rubio, and Paul, Carly Fiorina, and former Sen. Santorum speak at Heritage Action’s Take Back America presidential candidate forum.
  • Benishek chooses not to run in 2016 (MI 1st district)

    09/15/2015 7:58:23 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 13 replies
    September 15, 2015 ^ | Petoskey News
    Dan Benishek announced Tuesday that he will not seek re-election in 2016, stating he will retire at the end of his term. Serving the 1st district in Congress has been a privilege and an opportunity that I will be forever grateful for. I am proud to be able to represent the people of Northern Michigan," Benishek said in a released statement. Today Im announcing that I wont seek re-election next year, which will allow me to focus my time and attention on helping our veterans and working to make things better for the families and workers throughout Northern Michigan, and...
  • Ted Cruz Eagle Council speech 2015

    09/13/2015 8:13:23 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 11 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 12, 2015 | Eagle Council
    Nothing but video.
  • 79-year-old explosive enthusiast's death not likely caused by dynamite on property, police say

    09/12/2015 2:00:10 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | September 12, 2015 | John Counts
    Though Elwood Hansen's rural property had both ample amounts of fireworks and dynamite on it, authorities don't think the explosives had anything to do with what blew up his solidly built, 140-year-old stone house while he was inside. The 79-year-old Bridgewater Township man was likely asleep in his bedroom when he was killed in the blast around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, said Michigan State Police Sgt. Chuck Bachmeier. At least one of his two dogs also died in the explosion. The other was unaccounted for. No one else was injured, according to Bachmeier. A neighbor told The News Hansen, who...
  • (MI) Schuette Calls on All States to Impose Sanctions on Iran

    09/06/2015 5:55:25 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 27 replies
    Michigan Attorney General's office ^ | September 1, 2015 | Office of Bill Schuette
    LANSING- In response to President Obamas nuclear deal with Iran, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt today issued a letter to the Governors of all 50 states urging them to impose state-based sanctions against Iran. Iran engages in some of the worlds most severe human rights abuses, oppressing women, and persecuting people of nearly all faiths, including Jews, Christians and Bahais, said Schuette. "In my past service as a Congressman from Michigan, I supported a strong national defensive capability and opposed relations with Iran, a country hostile to both the United States and our key...
  • Poll: Donald Trump leads GOP nationally, but Ben Carson gains

    09/03/2015 12:42:23 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 37 replies
    CNN.com ^ | September 3, 2015 | Tal Kopan
    Washington (CNN)Donald Trump is expanding his strong lead over the other GOP presidential candidates nationally, according to a new poll, but Ben Carson is also posting a big jump in support. In the first national Monmouth University poll out since the first Republican presidential debate, released Thursday, the real estate mogul is showing a commanding lead at 30% support. That's up 4 points from a poll taken just before the debate last month, but within the poll's margin of error. It's also a new high for Trump, narrowly topping the 28% support he registered in a Quinnipiac poll late last...
  • Yes religious liberty matters (Vanity)

    09/01/2015 6:04:47 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 4 replies
    free republic ^ | 9/1/15 | cripplecreek
    A few items I found when my Michigan legislative update arrived this morning. The liberal attack on religion is not going to ease up and democrats will force religious based adoption agencies to provide victims to homosexuals. House Bill 4840: Mandate faith-based adoption agencies participate in placements with homosexuals Introduced by Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D) on August 20, 2015, to essentially repeal the 2015 law that prohibits requiring adoption agencies to participate in child placements that violate their moral convictions (which essentially means faith-based agencies and placements with homosexuals). http://www.michiganvotes.org/Legislation.aspx?ID=170106 House Bill 4841: Mandate faith-based adoption agencies participate in placements...
  • Ted Cruz's plan to win back the anti-establishment vote

    08/21/2015 7:49:18 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/21/15 | Katie Glueck
    DES MOINES, Iowa Ted Cruz has quietly embarked on a strategy designed to reclaim the mantle of the anti-establishment presidential candidate, methodically scoring endorsements, locking down the support of hardliner activists and creating an extensive grassroots network, even as Donald Trump keeps a firm grip on the title for now. The Texas senator and his wife, Heidi, have spent months courting Iowa activists over dinners, womens lunches and meet-ups at conservative confabs. He plans to name a pastor to run point on faith engagement in all of Iowas 99 counties. His efforts in the South are aided by grassroots...
  • 1913 hometown photo [vanity]

    08/20/2015 2:35:25 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 82 replies
    free republic ^ | 8/20/15 | cripplecreek
    Photo of my hometown of Hanover Michigan taken by my great grandfather in 1913.
  • One of Iowas Most Prominent Conservative Radio Hosts Just Endorsed Ted Cruz for President

    08/19/2015 1:24:00 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    .ijreview.com ^ | 8/19/15 | Joe Perticone
    Senator Ted Cruz just picked up a huge endorsement in Iowa. Iowa-based talk radio host Steve Deace, who has been a fixture for conservatives in the Hawkeye State, spoke highly of Cruzs record and his belief that only the Texan can clean up Washington. In an advance statement provided to IJReview, Deace said: Ted Cruz presents exactly what weve been waiting for, an end to the Washington Cartels false choice between our principles and electability. No one can question Teds courage of conviction and his commitment to our principles. Deace insisted that Cruz has the chops to actually defeat the...
  • Prosecutor will not charge ICE agent in fatal shooting of Detroit man

    08/19/2015 9:44:33 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 9 replies
    Clickondetroit.com ^ | Aug 18 2015 | Halston Herrera
    DETROIT - A prosecutor has declined to charge an Immigration and Customs agent for the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old Detroit man. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday that agent Mitchell Quinns actions against Terrance Kellom earlier this year were justified by self-defense. Police said Kellom lunged at Quinn with a hammer before he was shot in his father's west side home on April 27. His father, Kevin Kellom, disputed that account, saying his son was escorted down the stairs by officers and was shot as he was kneeling. My son was assassinated in my face. I will never...
  • See the 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise in 271 357 photos

    08/14/2015 7:08:41 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Autoweek ^ | 8/14/15 | Andrew Stoy
    Our man on Woodward Avenue is shooting everything, and we'll be updating all weekend In past years, we've broken our Woodward Dream Cruise photos into chunks, showing you imports, Fords, Chevys, Mopars and just plain weird stuff in individual galleries. This year, we're covering the "world's largest one-day car show" a little differently: Call it the "shotgun approach." We'll put up as many huge galleries as our servers will handle, and you can sort through the insanity any way you like. As for captions that specifically identify each car ... maybe we'll get to that after the event. There's also...
  • 1.5 million people expected at Woodward Dream Cruise, world's largest one-day auto event

    08/13/2015 10:00:20 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 21 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | David Muller
    DETROIT, MI - Engines are roaring, cool cars are cruising and people from Ortonville to Sterling Heights and beyond are already lining Woodward Avenue for Saturday's 2015 Woodward Dream Cruise, billed as the world's largest one-day auto event. Some people are coming just for a few hours at a time to see the sights and sounds, others are even selling their own cruisers. Vinnie Garafalo has his 1967 Ford Galaxie convertible parked along Woodward near a gas station in Royal Oak, where he and a group of others known as the "No Name Car Club" are taking in the scene....
  • Melissa Gilbert of 'Little House' fame running for Michigan seat in U.S. House

    08/10/2015 1:53:30 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 94 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 10, 2015 | Jonathan Oosting
    LANSING, MI Actress Melissa Gilbert, best known for her childhood role as Laura Ingalls Wilder on "Little House in the Prairie," is running for the U.S. House out of Michigan. Gilbert, a Democrat who has lived in Livingston County since 2013, announced Monday that she is running for the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bishop of Rochester. "Here in Michigan, I know people are doing their best to make a good life for themselves and their families. When it comes down to it, I think that's what we all really want," Gilbert said...
  • FBI spy plane reportedly making flights above Muslim-concentrated Dearborn

    08/05/2015 5:19:34 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 47 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 05, 2015 | Gus Burns
    DEABORN, MI -- Robert Snell of the Detroit News analyzed flight data that shows a single-engine, 2010 Cessna tied to the Federal Bureau of Investigation by an Associated Press investigation this June spent a good amount of time in the skies above the Muslim-concentrated city of Dearborn this weekend. The flight data showed the plane on Saturday and Sunday made 19 slow-speed, several-mile-wide loops above Dearborn, as well as neighboring cities of Allen Park, Melvindale, Dearborn Heights and Taylor. "The FBI is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the country carrying video and, at times,...
  • Endorsements for the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016

    08/05/2015 6:10:49 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 1 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 8/5/15 | Wikipedia
    This is a list of political endorsements for declared candidates for the Republican primaries for the 2016 United States presidential election. Unless otherwise stated, all individuals/groups listed below as giving endorsements, are members of (or supporters of) the Republican Party. The value of political endorsements varies, depending on whom they are from, when the are given, and other factors. Especially crucial[1] are endorsements from politicians who live in the chronologically-earlier states during the 2016 caucuses and primaries. Particularly valuable[2] are endorsements from governors, federal senators, and federal representatives. Endorsements given by a person (or group) which is based in the...
  • Municipal IDs could give Detroit homeless access to city services, voting

    08/02/2015 4:16:51 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 13 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | August 02, 2015 | Ian Thibodeau
    DETROIT - Following suit with Washtenaw County, City of Detroit officials are working on a plan for city municipal IDs. The program would allow the city's homeless, immigrants and others to obtain proof of person. According to a report from the Detroit Free Press, members of the Detroit city council and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan are currently working on a plan they hope to implement in the next six months. Councilwoman Raquel Castaneda-Lopez said in a press conference discussing the IDs that requirements to obtain an ID from the Secretary of State can make it hard for some to prove...
  • Ted Cruz's father makes campaign stops in Hamilton, Holland (Michigan)

    07/31/2015 6:46:10 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 7 replies
    Hollandsentinal.com ^ | 7/31/15 | By Staff report
    Holland, Mich. Pastor Rafael Cruz made two campaign stops in the Holland area Friday, July 31, as a part of his speaking tour in support of his son, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz one of 17 Republican presidential hopefuls. Rafael Cruz held court over breakfast at the Trestle Stop in Hamilton before moving to the Southside Inn on 35th Street in Holland from 10-11 a.m. Born in Cuba, Rafael Cruz legally immigrated to the U.S. as a young man and worked to put himself through engineering school at the University of Texas. He has been actively speaking and campaigning for...
  • Camp Liberty seeks to create safe haven for veterans with mental and physical disabilities

    07/29/2015 3:10:35 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 9 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | July 29, 2015 | Olivia Dimmer
    NORVELL TWP, MI -- Rick Briggs has always been involved in charity work to help veterans, but when his son came back from Iraq with post-traumatic stress disorder, he knew more needed to be done for veterans. "A lot of guys put a gun in their mouth because they don't have hope, they don't have a purpose," Briggs said. "They need both hope and purpose to move forward." So, Briggs partnered with other volunteers to bring a shared dream to life. The 137-acre campsite of Camp Liberty, once finished, will feature a welcome center able to house a large family...
  • Ypsilanti pastor: 'Parents, take care of your kids' to curb gang violence'

    07/23/2015 5:14:02 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 16 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Lindsay Knake
    An Ypsilanti pastor called upon parents Thursday to be a part of the solution in decreasing violence in the city and township. Alex Easley, pastor of City of Hope Ministries in Ypsilanti, spoke on behalf of clergy across Washtenaw County at a press conference about rising gang violence in Ypsilanti on Thursday, July 23. "Parents, I call you out today. Take care of your children and then you don't need state funding to help you raise your kids," he said. At the press conference, law enforcement officials laid out a plan of temporary increased patrols and partnerships with the Washtenaw...
  • Deep in Lake Michigan, divers find pristine shipwreck lost in 1899

    07/22/2015 6:33:29 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 51 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | July 22, 2015 | Garret Ellison
    LAKE MICHIGAN It was 3:30 a.m., and Jeff Voss was tired. Voss, a tool and die shop owner when he's not diving on shipwrecks, had been at the wheel since midnight, kept awake by Red Bull and the monotonous duty of keeping the boat on course while simultaneously monitoring the sonar. Somewhere below, a phantom lay waiting. Voss and his fellow wreck sleuths had been patiently combing a 10-square-mile grid of Lake Michigan off Muskegon for the past three days in a modified 25-foot Bayliner; "mowing the lawn" with side-scan sonar in search of a lost propeller steamer that...
  • New Horizons Finds Second Mountain Range in Plutos Heart

    07/21/2015 7:05:27 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 11 replies
    Plutos icy mountains have company. NASAs New Horizons mission has discovered a new, apparently less lofty mountain range on the lower-left edge of Plutos best known feature, the bright, heart-shaped region named Tombaugh Regio (Tombaugh Region). These newly-discovered frozen peaks are estimated to be one-half mile to one mile (1-1.5 kilometers) high, about the same height as the United States Appalachian Mountains. The Norgay Montes (Norgay Mountains) discovered by New Horizons on July 15 more closely approximate the height of the taller Rocky Mountains. The new range is just west of the region within Plutos heart called Sputnik Planum...
  • Hillary Clinton pit stops at Detroit pie shop on way to Grosse Pointe fundraiser

    07/21/2015 2:48:25 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 29 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Gus Burns
    Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton visited a small business in northwest Detroit Tuesday on her way to a $2,700-plus-per-ticket Grosse Pointe fundraiser scheduled Tuesday evening. Clinton spent about 40 minutes mingling with patrons and spoke briefly with media from Sweet Potato Sensations, a specialty pie company at 17337 Lahser. "Michigan is always important to me personally, and I think to the country," the former secretary of state said, adding that the collaborative commitment to Detroit among politicians, activists, residents and businesses has caught her attention. "The more we can bring people back into working on behalf of their own futures and...
  • Owner of garbage service terminates employee who shot and killed dog

    07/07/2015 3:33:53 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 20 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | July 07, 2015 | Theresa Ghiloni
    JACKSON, MI A Modern Waste Services employee involved in an incident where a dog was killed no longer works for the company. The owner of the garbage service, Phil Duckham, said the employee was terminated Tuesday afternoon. Duckham said he wanted to meet with the former employee in person before making a decision on how to handle the fatal Monday night shooting of a 9-year-old Rottweiler-Labrador mix. "This isn't how we do business," Duckham said. "I wanted to hear both sides of the story, and we don't condone damaging people's property. ... It's a service we give and it's...
  • 17 Reasons Why You Should Never Visit Michigan

    07/07/2015 9:11:46 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 52 replies
    Pulptastic.com ^ | 7/7/2015 | Pulptastic.com
    Of the fifty states in the US, theres one in particular that stands out like a sore thumb. Not for its beauty, mind you, but for other reasons. None of them positive.