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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.