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  • DETROIT: Young Thugs Knock Out Elderly Man During Attempted Robbery (VIDEO)

    02/13/2016 8:43:53 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 02/12/16 | Jim Hoft
    Detroit police released video this week of a brutal knockout attack during an attempted robbery.The suspects knocked an elderly man out during an attempted robbery. The second suspect hit the man after he fell unconscious to the ground.The suspects knocked an elderly man out during an attempted robbery. The second suspect hit the man after he fell unconscious to the ground. This was so brutal–" ideo from a surveillance camera in a Detroit liquor store shows the brutal attack of a 64-year-old man during an attempted robbery that happened last weekend. Police released the video Friday with the hope that...
  • MI: Constitutional Carry Introduced for 2016

    02/13/2016 6:47:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 February, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    A virtual restoration of Constitutional carry was introduced to the Michigan legislature in 2015, but to my knowledge, it did not move. This may have been because a scandal involving an extramarital affair involving the sponsor, Cindy Gamrat. Int 2016, Constitutional carry bills were introduced in the House, numbered 5301 to 5304. From upnorthlive.com: "These bills simply place into law the Second Amendment rights of Michigan residents to bear arms without asking the government's permission to do so," Rep. Barrett said, sponsor of HB 5302. "The current concealed weapons permit amounts to nothing more than a state tax on...
  • Worker who pulled gun to stop stabbing attack at GM Tech Center says he was fired ( Detroit )

    02/11/2016 8:24:21 AM PST · by george76 · 44 replies
    WJBK ^ | Feb 11 2016 | Hannah Saunders
    WARREN, Mich. - An employee at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren stabbed by someone visiting the plant Wednesday. The 52-year-old victim was hospitalized and suspect arrested by police - but the valet service supervisor with a valid CPL who pulled his gun to stop the attack, says he was fired. Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor was heading into work Wednesday morning at the General motors technical center in Warren, when he heard the cry for help. The lady kept saying 'I'm dying, someone help' and it was just natural reaction," said Didarul Sarder, SP+ Valet Supervisor. "I just...
  • Woman stabbed at GM Tech Center in Warren

    02/10/2016 9:04:14 AM PST · by equaviator · 26 replies
    Fox2Detroit ^ | February 10, 2016 | Hannah Saunders
    WARREN, Mich. (WJBK) - Police are investigating after a woman was stabbed at the General Motors Technical Center in Warren, Mayor Jim Fouts confirmed to FOX 2. Fouts tells us a woman walked into the 8-story building at the center of the campus and asked to speak with a female employee. The two met in the lobby and started talking but stepped outside when their conversation escalated. Sponsored Links Of Every New Car Released in 2015, These 10 Are Our Favorites Kelley Blue Book What Your Last Name Means Ancestry It was outside that the visitor pulled out a knife...
  • 4 hurt in shootings outside Muskegon Heights High School

    02/10/2016 7:21:00 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    fox17online.com ^ | 2/10/2016 | unknown
    "We know for a fact that a least one person was armed with a weapon, with a firearm, confronted the deputy, refused to comply with the orders to surrender the firearm, and the deputy responded accordingly," said Muskegon County Sheriff Dean Roesler.
  • 5 donors you've never heard of who could shape the 2016 race

    01/02/2016 10:41:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    MSN ^ | January 2, 2016 | Jonathan Swan and Harper Neidig, The Hill
    News articles concerning the most influential political donors in America typically list the same names: The Koch brothers, George Soros, Sheldon Adelson and, lately, Tom Steyer. But as we reach the end of 2015, none of these billionaires has spent big in the 2016 contest, at least not at an individual candidate level. In their absence, a number of lesser known donors are shaping up to be major players in 2016. Here are five to watch: 1. The DeVos Family We're cheating by including a whole family in our list, but there is no way of separating out this high-spending...
  • Ted Nugent Facebook Post Targets Prominent Jews for Supporting Gun Control

    The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned a Facebook post by rock musician and gun rights activist Ted Nugent suggesting that prominent Jewish Americans are behind the advocacy for stronger gun control laws. Earlier today, Nugent shared a graphic titled “So who is really behind gun control?” on his Facebook page. The visual featured thumbnail photos of prominent Jewish Americans, including former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Chuck Schumer, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz and several others, with each photo emblazoned with the Israeli flag. The post was accompanied by a written message from Nugent:...
  • Contract awarded for new fuel delivery system at Selfridge

    02/08/2016 10:07:18 AM PST · by equaviator · 4 replies
    A new $32.6 million jet fuel storage and delivery system will be built at Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The construction contract, awarded to Garco Construction of Spokane, Wash. by the Defense Logistics Agency, is the largest single construction contract ever awarded at Selfridge. The project will construct a hydrant fuel system to support rapid refueling of air refueling KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft and other aircraft assigned to, training at, or deploying from Selfridge. “We are excited to see these kinds of improvements happening here at Selfridge,” said Brig. Gen. John D. Slocum, commander, 127th Wing. “This new fuel storage and...
  • Ford to move production to Mexico: Report

    02/07/2016 7:46:41 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 109 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 8 Feb 2016 | CNBC via Yahoo News
    Auto giant Ford is planning a new assembly plant south of the U.S. border, the Wall Street Journal reported Sunday, and will sharply increase factory output from Mexico just months after signing a labor deal. Citing people familiar with the matter, The Journal reported that Ford will add half a million units of annual capacity from Mexico starting in 2018, which is double the amount it built in 2015. The new assembly complex will be based in An Luis Potosi, and Ford will expand an existing facility near Mexico City, the publication added.
  • Michigan: IMP/Target Insyght Poll: Trump Holds 14-Point Lead in GOP Primary After Iowa

    02/07/2016 5:11:58 PM PST · by usafa92 · 30 replies
    IMP/Target Insyght ^ | 2/5/2016 | IMP/Target Insyght Poll
    Donald Trump has a 14-point lead in the eight-way Michigan GOP primary, according to a poll done after the Feb. 1 Iowa caucuses. Trump is at 35%, while Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio had 21% apiece in an automated survey for Inside Michigan Politics and Target Insyght. John Kasich had 6% and Ben Carson received 5%. Jeb Bush, Chris Christie and Carly Fiorina each had 3%. And 4% are undecided. Unlike in the Iowa contest, Trump won evangelical voters in the Michigan survey. Trump had 35% to Cruz's 25% and Rubio's 19%. "Rumors of Trump's demise have been greatly exaggerated,"...
  • GOP presidential debate coming to Detroit March 3

    02/05/2016 3:39:00 PM PST · by equaviator · 30 replies
    Fox17online ^ | February 4, 2016 | Bob Brenzing
    DETROIT, Mich.- Michigan will become a popular location for presidential debates next month. A day after the Democratic Party announced that candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will debate on March 6th in Flint, FOX News Channel announced that it will host a Republican debate on Thursday, March 3rd in Detroit. The debate will be FOX News Channel's third debate of the primary season and will be live at 9:00pm. Bret Baier, Megyn Kelly and Chris Wallace will be the moderators. The Michigan primary election is on March 8th. Super Tuesday, a day of several important primaries across the country,...
  • Local Problems, Global Problems, and Government Competence

    02/05/2016 11:43:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Timothy D. Terrell
    Last August, an accident at a federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cleanup project at the long-abandoned Gold King mine in Silverton, Colorado, resulted in a gusher of heavy metal-laden water into the Animas River. Not only did EPA project mismanagement cause the spill, but also its response after the accident was wholly inadequate. Apparently, it didn't notify nearby residents for 24 hours, and it failed to alert officials downstream quickly that the toxic water was coming. Any private firm that had done this would doubtless have been fined or otherwise penalized--by EPA. A recent water quality crisis in Flint, Michigan...
  • Ryan, McCarthy again tell Chaffetz to stay away from Clinton

    02/04/2016 11:42:41 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 100 replies
    Politico ^ | February 4,2016 | JAKE SHERMAN and RACHAEL BADE
    Speaker Paul Ryan and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy met privately with Rep. Jason Chaffetz Wednesday evening to reiterate that he cannot proceed with any investigation that involves Hillary Clinton, according to multiple sources familiar with the meeting. The impetus for the gathering was a POLITICO story where Chaffetz, the chairman, of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, was quoted as saying that a pending probe into government record keeping practices would not be "specifically trying to target the secretary, but when she creates her own private email system, she's ensnarled herself.” Presented with the quote before publication, House...
  • Michigan Judge Pulls No Punches in 30-Minute Sentencing Tirade Against Police Officer

    02/03/2016 1:50:55 PM PST · by redreno · 21 replies
    https://www.yahoo.com ^ | 02/03/2016 | Zak Cheney-Rice,
    In a speech that lasted almost 30 minutes, Judge Vonda Evans of Detroit laid into 47-year-old William Melendez, the former Inkster, Michigan, police officer caught on video beating an unarmed black man in January 2015. Melendez was sentenced to 13 months to 10 years in prison Tuesday for his role in the attack on Floyd Dent, a 58-year-old black auto worker, that occurred during a late night traffic stop in the struggling Wayne County suburb last winter. "The one image [from this trial] that stood out to the court was looking at Mr. Dent in his cell, shaking his head...
  • FBI joins probe of Flint, Michigan's lead contaminated water

    02/03/2016 12:21:20 PM PST · by Buckeye McFrog · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | February 2, 2016 | David Shepardson
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday it was joining a criminal investigation of lead-contaminated drinking water in Flint, Michigan, exploring whether laws were broken in a crisis that has captured international attention. Federal prosecutors in Michigan were working with an investigative team that included the FBI, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Office of Inspector General and the EPA's Criminal Investigation Division, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit said. An FBI spokeswoman said the agency was determining whether federal laws were broken, but declined further comment.
  • Kid Rock: Im Digging Donald Trump

    02/01/2016 5:47:45 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/1/16
    id Rock is backing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for president. In a profanity-laced interview with Rolling Stone, the Detroit rocker said he finds Trump's campaign "entertaining as shit" and he thinks the real estate mogul will win the GOP nomination. "My feeling: Let the motherf***ing business guy run [the country] like a f***ing business," he said. "It's not really working too well running it not like a business. I mean, what business f***ing survives when they're f***ing broke?"
  • Kid Rock Endorses Trump

    02/01/2016 2:03:29 PM PST · by usafa92 · 46 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | 2/1/2016 | Brian Hiatt
    Kid Rock, who campaigned with Mitt Romney in 2012 and freestyled the couplet, "They say Obama is lyin'/ That's why I'm voting for Romney and Ryan" in a concert outside that year's Republican convention, has settled on his pick for the 2016 Republican presidential nominee: Donald Trump. Rock is one of the most prominent right-leaning voices in music, but he's also a somewhat irregular Republican: "I don't like the hardcore views on either side and I'm not in bed with anybody," he told Rolling Stone in 2013. "I'd probably be more libertarian, but I'm a firm believer you have to...
  • The Flint water crisis: MI Sen. Stabenow says race factor in Flint response

    02/01/2016 1:02:33 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | January 22, 2016 | Bianna Golodryga, Summer Delaney
    Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan tells Yahoo News that she believes race was a factor in the state's slow response to the Flint water crisis. "The sad, outrageous reality is that people were not paying attention to what the residents were saying because they weren't a priority," Stabenow told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga. "[The state] would react differently when their friends that lived in those areas called ... that's just a fact that [Flint was] treated differently than others would be treated." ...
  • Clinton calls for Democratic debate in Flint, Mich.

    02/01/2016 6:09:05 AM PST · by Zakeet · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | January 30, 2016 | Gabriel Debenedetti
    Hillary Clinton's campaign is calling for an additional Democratic debate to be held in Flint, Michigan, the site of an ongoing water contamination crisis that her campaign has focused on in recent weeks. [Snip] "The water crisis in Flint is unconscionable. It's been going on for years, as the people of Flint repeatedly asked for help and were ignored by state government. As Hillary has said, this would not have happened in a wealthy community."
  • Van Jones: The environmental movement is too white

    09/25/2013 2:52:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 44 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9-25-2013
    Is the green movement too white? According to former Obama administration green jobs czar Van Jones, it is. Jones told the news site Grist that the environmental movement has a diversity problem. The mainstream donors and environmental organizations could be strengthened just by recognizing the other environmentalisms that are already existing and flourishing outside their purview, Jones said. Historically, many environmental organizations have been mostly white, and organizations tying environmentalism to social justice received a much smaller amount of funding than mainstream groups. But Jones said that a movement that welcomed more diversity would flourish. If you go to Detroit,...
  • 6 Cities In Michigan Have Even Higher Levels Of Lead Than Flint

    01/29/2016 10:07:55 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 01/29/2016 | Submitted by Carey Wedler via TheAntiMedia.org,
    As the nation rightly focuses on Flint’s ongoing water crisis, other cities in the state of Michigan face even higher levels of lead contamination. The alarming pervasiveness of potentially toxic drinking water extends across the United States.The Detroit News reports that “Elevated blood-lead levels are seen in a higher percentage of children in parts of Grand Rapids, Jackson, Detroit, Saginaw, Muskegon, Holland and several other cities, proof that the scourge of lead has not been eradicated despite decades of public health campaigns and hundreds of millions of dollars spent to find and eliminate it.”Of over 7,000 children tested in the Highland Park...
  • Trump @ 51% in new Michigan Poll

    01/29/2016 6:42:51 AM PST · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 50 replies
    fox2detroit.com ^ | D:JAN 28 2016 06:25PM EST | exclusive Mitchell FOX 2 Detroit Poll of Michigan
    <p>An exclusive Mitchell FOX 2 Detroit Poll of Michigan finds that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hold large leads over their nearest GOP and Democratic opponents, respectively.</p> <p>In a head to head matchup, Trump holds a 47 - 43 percent lead over Clinton with 10 percent undecided.</p>
  • Mitchell FOX 2 Michigan Poll finds Trump holds 3-1 lead over closest GOP opponents [TRUMP MAJORITY!]

    01/28/2016 4:48:21 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 13 replies
    Fox 2 Detroit ^ | 1/28/16 | Mitchell Research
    An exclusive Mitchell FOX 2 Detroit Poll of Michigan finds that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hold large leads over their nearest GOP and Democratic opponents, respectively. In a head to head matchup, Trump holds a 47 - 43 percent lead over Clinton with 10 percent undecided. The latest Mitchell poll data has Trump holding a 3-1 lead over his two closest opponents in the Michigan Republican Presidential Primary.
  • FORD REPORTS RECORD FULL-YEAR PRE-TAX PROFIT OF $10.8B

    01/28/2016 4:56:19 AM PST · by CSM · 11 replies
    Ford Motor Company Media Center ^ | JAN 28, 2016 | Ford Corporate Release
    Full Title: FORD REPORTS RECORD FULL-YEAR PRE-TAX PROFIT OF $10.8B; NET INCOME OF $7.4B; FOURTH QUARTER PRE-TAX PROFIT UP 96 PERCENT DEARBORN, Mich., Jan. 28, 2016 – Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] today reported its preliminary 2015 full year and fourth quarter financial results. View the press release here and visit shareholder.ford.com to view the slide presentation and access the webcast to Ford’s earnings call, which begins at 9 a.m. EST with Mark Fields, president and chief executive officer, and Bob Shanks, executive vice president and chief financial officer. Highlights Include: Record full year 2015 pre-tax profit, excluding special items,...
  • 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...
  • EAST CHICAGO COUNCILMAN SWORN IN FROM BEHIND BARS

    01/25/2016 6:49:39 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 40 replies
    ABC Chicago ^ | January 25, 2016 | N/A
    An East Chicago councilman was sworn into office behind bars earlier this month while in custody on murder charges. Robert Battle, who was re-elected in November when he ran unopposed, was given his oath of office and signed required paperwork on Jan. 15, said Paula Miraldi, of the Lake County Board of Elections in northwest Indiana. The board of elections received the paperwork Friday morning, but it was dated Jan. 15. Battle needed to be sworn in and submit his paperwork by Feb. 1, otherwise the council post would be declared vacant. Battle has been in the custody of the...
  • Donald Trump op-ed: My vision for a Culture of Life

    01/23/2016 8:47:03 AM PST · by ironman · 275 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 23, 2016 | Donald Trump
    Let me be clear - I am pro-life. I support that position with exceptions allowed for rape, incest or the life of the mother being at risk. I did not always hold this position, but I had a significant personal experience that brought the precious gift of life into perspective for me. My story is well documented, so I will not retell it here. However, what I will do with the remaining space is express my feelings about life, and the culture of life, as we just marked the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. I build things. There is...
  • Kettering Campus Water Update (Flint, MI)

    01/23/2016 10:27:47 AM PST · by Lorianne · 3 replies
    Kettering University ^ | 18 January 2016 | Dr. Rober K McMahan
    Could not copy and past, but the whole thing is worth a read. If someone knows how to copy and paste this document please let me know and I will repost.
  • With Democrats In Charge The Result Is Racism,Rape,Riots,And Poison Water

    01/22/2016 8:04:20 AM PST · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | January 22, 2016 | John Nolte
    Pop quiz: Who almost exclusively has run Hollywood, America’s university system, and almost every big urban city in America, and done so for decades? The answer is more complicated than “Democrats.” Most of the people who run these institutions and communities are so much more than Democrats. They are leftists — hardcore, government-loving, Alinsky-worshipping, central planning, community-organizing leftists.
  • ‘I let you down.’ Michigan governor apologizes for Flint water crisis [TR]

    01/20/2016 2:51:34 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 50 replies
    WASHINGTON POST ^ | 20 JANUARY 2016 | MARK BERMAN
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder apologized to the residents of Flint for a water crisis that has prompted outrage, federal scrutiny and lawsuits, vowing to seek long-term assistance for the city’s residents. In his State of the State address on Tuesday night, Snyder said he was asking state lawmakers for $28 million to help residents reeling after Flint’s drinking water became contaminated with dangerously high levels of lead. He also vowed to release his emails related to Flint from 2014 and 2015.
  • Obama Says if He Were a Flint Parent, He’d Be ‘Beside Myself’

    01/20/2016 2:46:48 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 33 replies
    NY TIMES ^ | 20 JANUARY 2016 | NY TIMES
    DETROIT -- Commenting for the first time on the lead contamination in the drinking water of Flint, Mich., President Obama said Wednesday that he "would be beside myself" if he were a parent in the city. Mr. Obama said that in a White House meeting on Tuesday with Flint's mayor, Karen Weaver, "I told her that we are going to have her back, and all of the people of Flint's back, as they work their way through this terrible tragedy." The long-running crisis, which has poisoned dozens of Flint residents, at least, and left tens of thousands of others unsure...
  • How the WaPo whitewashed the Flint water disaster [What is this “EPA” of which you speak?]

    01/21/2016 7:29:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/21/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m one of those masochists who signs up for daily email alerts from several news services just to keep tabs on the stories I might miss on cable news. I get a couple of them from the Washington Post, one of which is the “Five Minute Fix.” These breaking news alerts provide not only a quick glance at the news of the day, but frequently a good look at how reporters at one of the nation’s largest newspapers view the news and choose to project it to the public. Last night’s Fix was a great example of the latter...
  • Flint Is Not a Republican Scandal [High levels of lead in its drinking water]

    01/21/2016 6:43:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/21/2016 | The Editors
    What we learned from Hurricane Katrina: No matter what happens, it's never the governor's fault. What we've learned from the contaminated drinking water in Flint, Mich.: It's always the governor's fault. A bit of background first. Flint has relatively high levels of lead in its drinking water, a cause for legitimate concern. This is a result not so much of the source of its drinking water, the Flint River, as of the city's failure to treat the water, which, without the proper additives, leaches lead and other contaminants from pipes. Prior to and separate from the current water crisis, Flint...
  • Teacher 'Sickout' Shuts Down Almost All Detroit Schools

    The Detroit Public Schools is seeking a temporary injunction against teachers after sick-outs closed 88 schools in Detroit today - the largest in a string of teacher protests. The district is seeking relief in the Michigan Court of Claims, naming among the 28 defendants Steve Conn, the ousted leader of the teacher's union, interim president Ivy Bailey, and several groups including DPS Teachers Fight Back. Teacher absences forced 88 Detroit schools to close today, the largest sick-out meant to call attention to large class sizes, dilapidated buildings and other problems in Michigan's largest school district. The sick-out idled most of...
  • Gov. Snyder: Clinton politicizing Flint's water crisis (MI)

    01/18/2016 4:11:19 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 18, 2016 6:40 PM EST
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder responded Monday to criticism from presidential candidate Hillary Clinton during the Democratic debates for his handling of Flint's water emergency, saying Clinton is making it a political issue. During Sunday's debate, Clinton said "every single American should be outraged" by the water crisis, adding that "if the kids in a rich suburb of Detroit had been drinking contaminated water and being bathed in it, there would have been action." Following a speaking engagement at a Martin Luther King Day event in Flint, the Republican governor said her tactic doesn't help solve the problem. "We're going to...
  • Gas Wars: A Gallon Is Just 46 Cents Here

    01/18/2016 10:50:44 AM PST · by blam · 39 replies
    CNBC - REUTERS ^ | 1-18-2016 | Katie Little | Steve Kopack
    CNBCJanuary 18, 2016 While gas prices are low nationwide, some stations are slashing the fuel's price to rock-bottom levels to the tune of less than 50 cents a gallon. The drastic price cuts are part of a gas price war at three Houghton Lake, Mich., stations. During the last three days, the prices dropped below a buck per gallon, falling as low as 46 cents at Sunrise Marathon. Meanwhile, the Beacon & Bridge gas station was as low as 47 cents, said employees of each station in interviews with CNBC.(snip)
  • Michigan Becomes First State to Welcome Back Sub-$1 Gas

    01/18/2016 6:18:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 61 replies
    Fox 5 NY ^ | 01/18/16
    Gasbuddy.com says several stations in Houghton Lake, Michigan have lowered their prices under $1 per gallon, in what appears to be a price war. According to GasBuddy it appears these stations are currently the first stations in the country to see prices under $1 per gallon in years. As the situation unfolds, it's possible these stations re-raise prices back over $1/gallon. 78 cents per gallon was recorded at Beacon & Bridge Market while 95 cents per gallon was recorded at the Marathon in Houghton Lake. Prices were verified by GasBuddy after a review of photographs uploaded to GasBuddy's app.
  • Michael Moore wants Obama to visit Flint, Attorney General to arrest Snyder

    01/16/2016 3:27:23 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 36 replies
    WJLA.com ^ | 1/16/16 | NBC25 Newsroom
    FLINT - Filmmaker and Davison native Michael Moore spoke before a fired-up crowd in downtown Flint today about the water crisis. In his speech he asked that President Barack Obama visit Flint, when the president is at the North American International Auto Show next week. Moore said that Obama needs to come to Flint before it becomes the president's version of Katrina, conjuring images of when President Bush flew over, but initially did not go to, New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina stuck the city.
  • Political Poison - How many Flints until we learn our lesson?

    01/15/2016 2:48:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | Kevin D. WIlliamson
    The city, in an attempt to save money, planned to stop buying water from Detroit and sign up with a regional water system; in the interim, it was getting its municipal water from the Flint River, which is as much a garbage dump as it is a body of water. Residents complained that the water smells of chemicals, that it isn't the right color, etc. Children's lead levels are dangerously high, and an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease may also be linked to city water. The city knew about this, and did approximately nothing in response until the problem was well...
  • EPA Wouldn't Tell Flint Residents About Drinking Water Hazard Cause It Would Curtail EPA Power

    01/14/2016 12:11:48 PM PST · by CharlesOConnell · 12 replies
    Freep | 1/13/2016 | CharlesOconnell
    "You mentioned making the service better for our customers; but the American citizens aren't our customers--about 400 junk mailers are our customers.", said US Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to Outbox founder Evan Baehr. The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) top Midwest official knew about the Flint, Michigan drinking water crisis of 2015 months before telling the public, according to a Tuesday report by the The Detroit News. You can't judge the motives of individuals. But these government agencies and pandemic-mega-corporations aren't individuals. Therefore, it's fair to observe, that their behavior reveals their group motives, that "by their fruits you shall know...
  • UAW Local Orders Members to Deny Non-Members Tools, Advice

    01/14/2016 2:35:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 14, 2016 | Bill McMorris
    A Michigan union fired back at workers who dropped off the membership rolls by urging its members to isolate them at work. Jeff Hagler, president at UAW Local 412 in Warren, Mich., sent out a newsletter to about 3,000 autoworkers who belong to the union in December. The letter includes a list of 43 mostly female workers who opted out of membership, as well as advice on how they should be treated in the workplace. "They have elected to quit paying union dues, but are still benefitting by continued representation by the union. Whether we feel this is fair or...
  • David Bowie's best song, "Five Years"

    01/12/2016 3:03:27 PM PST · by DallasBiff · 50 replies
    BBC ^ | 1972 | David Bowie
    JMO, David Bowies's greatest song, especiallsy where he sang "the queer got sick at the sight of that".
  • Planet Freakness! Woman sounds alarm on man in shower, she gets boot [Luke 17]

    01/12/2016 2:11:01 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 19 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/11/2016 | Bob Unruh
    A Michigan company running health clubs ejected a woman and canceled her membership after she warned other women that she had found a man using the women’s locker room – with the company’s permission. And then a Michigan judge tossed her lawsuit over the ejection, telling her she had no grounds for complaint. The result will be an appeal of the case to the higher courts, according to a law firm working on the dispute. A statement from lawyers at Kallman Legal Group explained, "It is clear that the appellate courts in Michigan will have the final say in this...
  • Gun sales spike in Michigan; record set for background checks

    01/11/2016 3:15:20 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 25 replies
    Michigan set a new record in December on background checks of firearm purchasers, as gun dealers around the state report a sharp spike in sales since the mass shooting in San Bernardino, Calif., and subsequent debate about gun control. "It's been said that Obama is the best kind of salesman (for guns) and that's pretty much the truth," said Brian Laskowsky at Moose Creek Archery Gun/Tackle in Lansing. Traditionally, his store is busiest during deer-hunting season, he said, but "that's nothing compared to this." "This is a small shop," Laskowsky said. "If I sell three guns a day, that's a...
  • David Bowie Dead

    01/10/2016 10:51:22 PM PST · by kik5150 · 370 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1/10/2016 | THR
    David Bowie has died after a battle with cancer, his rep confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter. "David Bowie died peacefully today surrounded by his family after a courageous 18 month battle with cancer. While many of you will share in this loss, we ask that you respect the family’s privacy during their time of grief," read a statement posted on the artist's official social media accounts.
  • How they'll gut American democracy: Scott Walker and Kochs want to [expletive] America as bad as..

    01/10/2016 1:11:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Salon ^ | January 9, 2016 | Paul Rosenberg
    ~~~~This is how they'll gut American democracy: Scott Walker and the Kochs want to [expletive] America as bad as they did Wisconsin~~~ The third week in December brought two startling stories highlighting the ongoing Dixiefication of the Midwest, a key ingredient in how the GOP, with its aging white male demographic base, is nonetheless strategically outmaneuvering the Democratic Party on multiple fronts. They are sharp reminders of how our politics are being reshaped in state legislatures and on the ground-and how inattentive to basics the Democrats have become since the demise of the 50-state strategy.The story from Wisconsin concerns the...
  • [Detroit Schools] DPS debt payments mount to unsustainable levels

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  • Trump Holds 15 Point Lead in Michigan over Rubio – 33-18%

    01/05/2016 12:29:34 PM PST · by UpForTrump · 13 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | Jan 5, 2016 | Fred
    Donald Trump is looking strong in Michigan, with a 15 point lead over Marco Rubio. Not far behind Rubio is Ted Cruz with 17% of the vote. The Cruz/Rubio dynamic is going to be interesting over the next couple of months, and I suspect it will come to a head on March 1st. Unless something wild happens, either Cruz, or Rubio, will probably drop out of the race in mid-March. While Rubio may be shut out of receiving any delegates due to not reaching Texas’ proportionality threshold of 20%, there is a decent chance he would win Florida outright on...
  • Trump Holds 15 Point Lead in Michigan over Rubio – 33-18%

    01/05/2016 4:30:47 AM PST · by usafa92 · 41 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | 1/5/2016 | Overtime Politics
    Donald Trump is looking strong in Michigan, with a 15 point lead over Marco Rubio. Not far behind Rubio is Ted Cruz with 17% of the vote. The Cruz/Rubio dynamic is going to be interesting over the next couple of months, and I suspect it will come to a head on March 1st. Unless something wild happens, either Cruz, or Rubio, will probably drop out of the race in mid-March. While Rubio may be shut out of receiving any delegates due to not reaching Texas' proportionality threshold of 20%, there is a decent chance he would win Florida outright on...
  • Hillary Clinton leads Bernie Sanders by 7 Points in Michigan – 47-40%

    01/04/2016 8:31:53 PM PST · by BigEdLB · 7 replies
    Overtime Politics ^ | 1/4/16 | Fred
    Though the Michigan primaries are still about 2 months away, Hillary Clinton holds a significant 7 point lead in the state over Bernie Sanders. This is the first Overtime Politics poll where demographic questions were presented to all of the poll respondents, and it turned out to be a fairly smooth process. It also gives us a lot of new information to look at, and it helps determine who is doing best among different groups of people. From a cursory glance of the overall numbers, it seems as though this race may be a little closer than it looks.