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  • Michigan Primary (candidates by office / party / district)

    07/16/2018 4:57:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 60 replies
    Michigan Sec'y of State ^ | July 2018 | et al
    Sec'y of State GOVERNOR Republicans Patrick Colbeck, Canton Brian Calley, Portland Jim Hines, Saginaw Township Bill Schuette, Midland Democrats Gretchen Whitmer, East Lansing Abdul El-Sayed, Shelby Township Shri Thanedar, Ann Arbor Libertarian Bill Gelineau, Grand Rapids John Tatar, Livonia U.S. SENATOR John James, R- Farmington Hills Sandy Pensler, R-Grosse Pointe *Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing U.S. House of Representatives 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT *Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet Matthew Morgan, D-Traverse City 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT *Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland Rob Davidson, D-Spring Lake Nick Schiller, D-Grand Rapids 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT *Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township Joe Farrington, R-Lyons Cathy Albro, D-Middleville Fred Wooden, D-Grand Rapids, 4TH...
  • Throwback Thursday

    07/26/2018 4:45:32 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-26-18 | MOTUS
    When drsarabi posted her towns’s (Alton, Illinois) excellent response to a lip-synch challenge yesterday it reminded me of an old post I did on my hometown’s lip dub. It was filmed on May 22nd, 2011 in Grand Rapids, Michigan and by all accounts its 5000 participants set a new lip-synch world record. “This video was created as an official response to the Newsweek article calling Grand Rapids a ‘dying city.’ We disagreed strongly, and wanted to create a video that encompasses the passion and energy we all feel is growing exponentially, in this great city. We felt Don McLean's ‘American...
  • Spectacular collision of suns will create new star in night sky in 2022

    01/06/2017 10:13:34 AM PST · by Red Badger · 26 replies
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 6 January 2017 • 4:15pm | Sarah Knapton, Science Editor
    At the beginning of the 3rd century civil war raged in Britain as the Roman emperor Septimius Severus sought to quell unrest in the north. But unknown to the fighting cohorts and Caledonian tribes, high above their heads two stars were coming together in a huge cataclysmic explosion. Now 1800 years later the light from that collision will finally arrive on Earth creating a new star in the night sky - dubbed the ‘Boom Star - in an incredibly rare event which is usually only spotted through telescopes. Before their meeting the two stars were too dim to be seen...
  • Author claims to know identity of skyjacker 'DB Cooper'

    05/20/2018 10:46:44 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 66 replies
    Grand Rapids Business Journal ^ | May 17, 2018 | Danielle Nelson
    A 47-year-old mystery finally may be resolved. Grand Rapids-based publisher Principia Media announced yesterday it has released a book that allegedly reveals the real identity of “D.B. Cooper,” the infamous skyjacker who in 1971 demanded a $200,000 ransom on board a flight from Portland, Oregon to Seattle’s Sea-Tac airport, before jumping 10,000 feet to his escape. The book, “D.B. Cooper & Me: A Criminal, A Spy, My Best Friend,” is by Carl Laurin, an alleged friend of the skyjacker, and details an investigation into Cooper’s identity. Laurin claims that Cooper was the late "military paratrooper, daredevil and intelligence operative" Walter R. Reca, Principia Media said. Reca,...
  • Hillary Clinton appearing in Grand Rapids Michigan

    02/22/2018 12:01:46 PM PST · by MomwithHope · 55 replies
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Hillary Clinton will appear in Grand Rapids for an event honoring former first lady Betty Ford, who would have turned 100 this year. Clinton will appear with Lynda Bird Johnson Robb, the daughter of President Lyndon Johnson, on April 11 at Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. They’ll participate in a public discussion moderated by journalist Andrea Mitchell. Susan Ford Bales, the daughter of Betty and Gerald Ford, describes Clinton, Robb and Mitchell as three “strong women.” She says her family is pleased to have them celebrate her mother’s centennial.
  • A PRESENT FROM JESUS FOR ALL HIS KIDS[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2016 9:46:03 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Jesus,Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 12-25-16 | Yeshua,bible
    You will not see a box but instead My delight, ‎ You see my Love for you can not be contained for its borders are out of sight, It reaches far beyond where you are right now, In fact further than the East is from The West is my promise and my vow, So just open up your Heart and I will place it in, It's very simple just receive me and that's when it begins, For truly I AM a Wonder for I live inside of you! So My True birthday is when you say I DO!
  • LIVE:Trump USA Thank You Rally Tour 12/09/2016. Baton Rouge, LA 10am CT & Grand Rapids, MI 7pm ET.

    12/09/2016 4:02:56 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 557 replies
    Friday, December 9, 2016: President-Elect Donald J. Trump will attend the Louisiana GOP’s Get-Out-the-Vote for John Kennedy Rally at the Dow Chemical Hangar in Baton Rouge. Coverage begins at 10:00 AM CT. Dow Chemical Hangar Friday, December 9, 2016: Live streaming coverage of President-Elect Donald J. Trump’s USA Thank You Tour in Grand Rapids, MI at the Deltaplex Arena. Live coverage begins at 7:00 PM ET. Deltaplex Arena
  • Trump Live in Grand Rapids MI

    Trump Live in Grand Rapids MI
  • Full Speech: Donald Trump Rally in Grand Rapids, MI 10/31/16

    10/31/2016 10:42:05 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 10/31/16 | Donald Trump
    Monday, October 31, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the Deltaplex Arena. LIVE Stream: Donald Trump Rally in Grand Rapids, MI 10/31/16
  • LIVE THREAD:Trump rallies 10/31/2016 Grand Rapids, MI @ Noon ET and Warren, MI @ 3pm ET.

    10/31/2016 12:34:11 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 732 replies
    Monday, October 31, 2016 at 12:00 PM ET: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at the Deltaplex Arena in Grand Rapids, MI. The Yuuuuuuuuuge Deltaplex Arena in Grand Rapids, MI. Monday, October 31, 2016 at 3:00 PM ET: Donald J. Trump will hold a rally at Macomb Community College South Campus WARREN, MI.
  • Bakery owner says customer canceled cake order after finding out she was Muslim

    05/19/2016 1:23:08 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 90 replies
    ·FoxNews.com ^ | 5/19/16 | ·FoxNews.com
    An Iraq war veteran in Michigan canceled his order for a cake when he discovered the bakery’s owners were Muslim, one of the owners told Fox 17 West Michigan. Zeinab Mohamed, who co-owns the Sweetcakez bakery in Grand Rapids with her husband, Javon Borst, said the wife of the buyer sent a message to them that read: "Hey actually we're going to order our cake somewhere else my husband just found out your Muslim. And I'm not against it but he is because he was in Iraq fighting for our country against your people. He even changed his new doctor...
  • The unrecognized decision that saved Apollo 13

    04/15/2016 5:23:58 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 138 replies
    BBC ^ | 14 Apr, 2016 | William Park
    While planning the lunar landings, Nasa had a decision to make: What route would they use to reach the Moon? It was one of many that needed to be made, but little did they know then, it would have an important effect of the survival of the ill-fated Apollo 13 crew. This Sunday, 17 April, marks the safe return of James Lovell, “Jack” Swigert and Fred Haise after almost 88 tense hours on board their critically wounded craft thanks to that stroke of luck. The drama started unfolding at almost 56 hours Ground Elapsed Time (GET), meaning it was the...
  • Woman Stabbed, Assaulted in 'Random' Killing on GRCC Campus, Police Say (Desperately Random)

    05/03/2016 7:33:24 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 16 replies
    MLive ^ | 5-2-2016 | Angie Jackson
    Police say the homicide of a 34-year-old woman on Grand Rapids Community College's campus was a random act of violence that occurred after the suspect tried to befriend the victim. Marcus Lamar Bivens, 19, of Grand Rapids, was arrested Sunday and is held on a count of open murder. He is expected to be arraigned Tuesday. "We are still looking into all evidence as to what was behind the actual killing itself," Dixon said, regarding a possible motive. "We do believe that this was a random act of violence."
  • A Word For The Leaders and Body of Christ Jesus[Charismatic Caucus]

    04/11/2016 2:13:27 PM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles, Bible ^ | 4-11-16 | Bible, Holy Spirit
    I AM looking for unity, I AM looking for my love working in you in such a way that you see your brother and sisters’ needs above your own.Let there be great charity among you, yes, but this love comes from me through you and as you see others as part of your body without paper or pen. It is then they become part of you and you come to abide in Me. There is no room for arrogance and vanity, just my love and the fruit thereof,For it is only in oneness you then have gained the access “as...
  • Leaking jugs of urine led to unlawful eviction, lawsuit claims

    03/24/2016 5:14:57 PM PDT · by kevcol · 56 replies
    WZZM ^ | March 24, 2016 | John Hogan
    A disabled man living in subsidized housing is suing his Grand Rapids apartment complex, saying he is being wrongfully evicted because jugs of urine set on his seventh-floor balcony leaked, generating complaints from a ground-floor tenant. The man, who is obese and can't reach the bathroom in time, routinely urinates in jugs and sets them on the balcony of Grandview Apartments on Bridge Street NW, according to the lawsuit filed this week in federal court. . . . Hamblin's 34-year-old son has offered to help with housekeeping, but was banned from setting foot on complex grounds due to a 2010...
  • In Grand Rapids, Your Home is Not Always Your Castle

    03/16/2016 1:56:37 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 23 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/12/2016 | Anne Schieber
    Most homeowners regard their home as their castle and private domain. But some Grand Rapids residents with homes in historic districts may have cause to wonder, given the experience of Nancy Wilson, who says the city has put her in a debtor's prison. First, officials slapped Wilson with a fine for not getting her three-story house painted in time. Then, after the work was partially completed, regulators turned around and charged her with a misdemeanor. “I don’t think it is the job of the neighborhood code compliance people to cause harm for anyone who lives in the city. They are...
  • Grand Rapids: Michigan's Boomtown

    03/10/2016 4:51:46 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/7/2016 | James Hohman
    Michigan’s economy performed poorly during the 2000s, only to be hit hard by the recession near the end of the decade. While growth in the current decade has been tepid in Southeast Michigan, the Grand Rapids area is a boomtown. The region fully recovered from the recession and has grown beyond its peak in 2000. There are more people employed in the area — composed of Kent, Barry, Montcalm and Ottawa counties — and those workers are both producing and earning more. There are 542,600 jobs in the area, 19.8 percent more than its 2009 recessionary trough and 4 percent...
  • The Vessels of The Lord's Heart[charismatic Caucus]

    03/03/2016 9:28:37 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible ^ | bible
    Junctions of The heart of My body and Bride are opening and closing in perfect Sympatico now with the Father's will in that those that have guarded their heart from guile through perfect love shall always remain centered upon the throne of My love for all mankind. This is the season where the Fruit of My Spirit shall reign supreme as My Blood courses through the vessels of My heart . . . "course through something" - to run, race, or flow rapidly through something Sympatico - The definition of Sympatico is getting along and having mutual understanding with another...
  • A BEATIFUL REFRESHING IS HERE[Charismatic Caucus]

    02/02/2016 10:11:08 AM PST · by Jedediah · 8 replies
    bible,The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 2-2-16 | Holy Spirit, bible
    I saw a huge waterfall pouring over a beautiful rock formation and the water looked like liquid glass so pure and transparent you could see all the rocks behind it . All around the base of the waterfall were people and they were enjoying the refreshing spray and droplets covering them as a beautiful misty spray and the droplets just seemed to hang in the air effortlessly and the sound of the waterfalls was the roar of His Voice. As I looked over where the water goes over the falls I saw Jesus with his bare feet standing in the...
  • Trump Boosted By Midwest Democratic Party-Switchers, So Racism, Sneers NY Times

    01/03/2016 12:58:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Brietbart's Big Government ^ | January 3, 2016 | Mike Flynn
    New York real-estate developer Donald Trump has dominated the Republican nomination campaign for months -- but his strongest support doesn't come from any of the organized blocs in the Republican party. He polls well among conservative and evangelical voters, to be sure, running competitively against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) with these voters. He draws considerable support, also, from self-identified "liberal"or "moderate" Republicans. In fact, in the latest Quinnipiac poll, his biggest polling margin against his GOP rivals was among moderate and liberal Republicans. But his strongest support comes from Republicans who used to be Democrats, according to new polling analysis...