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  • Alternative to the U.S. News College Rankings

    08/31/2015 6:10:35 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 29, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    A welcome alternative to the U.S. News college rankings. If you’re looking for an alternative to the U. S. News rankings of colleges, the Washington Monthly offers one. texas a&m students The U. S. News rankings generally focus on how much money goes into colleges, which mostly benefits administrators. Conversely, the Washington Monthly also looked at what students get out of college. Thus, the Washington Monthly guide gives higher marks to lesser-known schools which those who look at the U. S. News rankings might normally not encounter. The Washington Monthly guide rated schools on, among other things: ~ Student loan...
  • Anchors Away: Ridiculous to believe that the 14th Amendment was intended for children of illegals

    08/27/2015 5:52:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/27/2015 | Jan LaRue
    “Bin Laden 2016” raises the question: Does “birthright citizenship,” regardless of parentage, qualify one to become president of the United States? Now that I have your attention, let’s consider a logical consequence of the current policy of the U.S. government, granting “birthright citizenship” to a child born in the United States of illegal immigrants, otherwise known as an “anchor baby.” Section I of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution states: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” At...
  • As UAW contract ends, Wisconsin workers’ rights expand

    08/29/2015 3:22:17 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 54 replies
    Wisconsiin Watchdog ^ | 8-29-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wisconsin — A worker-freedom organization is sending a special legal notice to unionized employees of the Big Three automakers in Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan. The National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation wants United Auto Workers members at General Motors, Ford and Chrysler to know their new workplace rights now that they are residents of right-to-work states. Those new rights kick in Sept. 15, after the old UAW contracts, which included forced union dues, expire. In a statement Thursday, the Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation said that once the UAW’s “monopoly bargaining contracts” with the automakers end, all...
  • Young Buckeyes fan worried heart surgery at Michigan would convert him

    08/27/2015 11:35:43 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 15 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 08/27/2015 | staff
    --SNIP-- In an announcement revealing the successful implementation of a new tool in battling heart defects, the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital also passed along an amazing anecdote. It turns out one of its patients was a 10-year-old Toledo boy named Ivan Applin, who roots for Ohio State. According to his mother, Jennifer, young Ivan had a concern about trusting his heart to just anyone. “He asked if the Michigan doctors were going to make his heart love the University of Michigan instead of Ohio State
  • Michigan: Lansing mayors September 11 Ramadan celebration rescheduled

    08/26/2015 9:26:12 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 9 replies
    Notice how big and bold they made the new date? In blood red font. The cities of Lansing and East Lansing announce that the 9th annual Ramadan Unity Dinner, co-hosted by Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero and East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett, will be rescheduled to Friday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Lansing Center in downtown Lansing.After due deliberation, the event organizers have decided that the community’s remembrance of the tragic events of 9-11 and the celebration of diversity and inclusion embodied in the Ramadan Unity Dinner should be held at separate times.All tickets purchased for the original...
  • Democrats to Spend 9/11 Partying w/CAIR and ISNA Terror Supporters

    08/26/2015 8:21:45 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 20 replies
    FrontPage mag ^ | August 26, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    It's the last place any patriotic American should be on 9/11. This is like spending Victory in Europe Day dressing up in Nazi uniforms or Pearl Harbor Day playing kamikaze. But it's business as usual for the Democratic Party, which does treason like it's going out of style.First up is a very special 9/11 party with ISNA over in Lansing as the Islamic Society of Greater Lansing throws its 9th Annual Mayor’s Ramadan Unity Dinner hosted by two Dems, Mayor Virg Bernero and Nathan Triplett, as Creeping Sharia reports. Come for the 9/11 ambiance, stay for the party at an...
  • Report: Obama Accused Derek Jeter Of Hustling Him In Golf Game

    08/25/2015 9:24:32 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 25, 2015 | Trent Baker
    President Barack Obama has played a lot of golf in his days as the nation’s leader. On Monday, Obama relayed one of his golf stories while speaking at a fundraiser for the Nevada Democratic Party hosted at the home of The Las Vegas Sun owner Brian Greenspun. Obama talked about about golfing with Greenspun and former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter, saying the two “stole money” from him because Jeter was “shanking balls everywhere” at the practice range and then beat him on the course.
  • Michigan Medicaid Comes with a Wal-Mart Gift Card

    08/24/2015 4:34:39 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 11 replies
    Uncover Obamacare ^ | August 24, 2015 | Kristina Ribal
    Yes, you read the headline correctly. Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program includes $50 Wal-Mart gift cards for Medicaid enrollees that “follow the doctor’s orders.” It seems that although, “the state doesn’t itself purchase or give out any Wal-Mart gift cards, their cost is baked into the Medicaid managed care contracts.” In essence, the taxpayers of Michigan are paying for $50 Wal-Mart gift cards for people on Medicaid whether they know it or not. And getting one of these gift cards is pretty easy.
  • Satan worshipers drown women with milk in Planned Parenthood counter-protest

    08/23/2015 6:02:34 PM PDT · by markomalley · 58 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/23/15 | Barbara Boland
    Satan worshipers launched a counter-protest against pro-lifers outside the Detriot and Ferndale, Michigan Planned Parenthood locations Saturday. Clad in black robes, members of the Satanic Temple of Detriot drenched bound women with milk, simulating water-boarding to "illustrate the theocratic agenda imposed upon female bodies." The milk symbolized breast milk, one of the protest organizers explained on Facebook. The group attached a symbol of their temple to the American flag and held up a sign that read, "America is not a theocracy. End forced motherhood." At one point during the protest, a man claiming to be a sheriff unsuccessfully attempted to...
  • Protestors rally at Planned Parenthoods, citing controversial videos

    08/22/2015 3:40:07 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 9 replies
    Michigan Public Radio ^ | 8-22-2015 | Kate Wells
    A woman in a minivan is not at all happy with Bethany Campbell’s massive poster, which shows the bloody detached head of a fetus and reads “Choice is Abortion.” “Little kids do not need to see that picture,” the minivan lady shouts over traffic noise at a busy intersection in Ann Arbor. “Yes, they do,” says Campbell, a blonde 25-year-old from Saline who says she’s worked as a nurse, and that while she’s been “pro-life my entire life,” this is her first time actually coming out to a protest against abortion. “For me, this is outside my comfort zone,” Campbell...
  • Rubio Leads Clinton by 9% in Michigan, Trump and Bush Tied...

    08/21/2015 11:22:30 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 33 replies
    Mitchell Research ^ | 8/21/15 | Steve Mitchell
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio has opened up a 9 per cent lead over presumptive Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (45% - 36%) while both Jeb Bush (41% - 40%) and Donald Trump (40% - 39%) have a narrow 1 per cent l ead , well within the margin of error of the latest Mitchell - FOX 2 Michigan Poll . The poll of N=1,310 likely voters in the 2016 General Election was conducted Monday night August 10, 2015, the night before Donald Trump spoke at a packed Republican Party rally in Birch Run, by Mitchell Republican...
  • Detroit-area mayor seeks citywide ban on personal flamethrowers due to safety concerns

    08/20/2015 12:35:21 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 70 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Associated Press
    DETROIT – A suburban Detroit official is trying to extinguish the use of personal flamethrowers, which are being sold online by two Midwest companies, in his city. The companies, located in the Detroit area and Cleveland, claim their devices can be used for recreation or to control weeds and insect hives, clear snow and ice, clear brush and start a bonfire. Warren Mayor Jim Fouts calls the proposed uses "pretty specious" and "silly," the Detroit Free Press reported. Fouts wants to ban the storage, use and possession of flamethrowers in Warren because he believes the devices are dangerous and could...
  • 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 Quinn’s 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...
  • Head Lice Now Resistant to Common Meds in 25 States

    08/19/2015 8:51:48 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    HealthDay News ^ | August 19, 2015 | Alan Mozes
    Drug-resistant head lice are very likely coming to a school near you, U.S. investigators warn. At least 25 states host lice populations that don't respond to common over-the-counter treatments, a new analysis reveals. Permethrin, part of the pyrethroid class of insecticides, has long been the go-to weapon against head lice, mosquitoes, bedbugs and other insects. But continued exposure to permethrin has caused a huge swath of the dreaded insects to develop genetic mutations that render such drugs useless. "It's a very classic resistance story. ... Head lice, which can't jump or fly, transmit by direct physical contact. They quickly infest...
  • Parents Demand Answers After Daughter Dies in Foster Care

    08/17/2015 5:14:22 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    whdh ^ | : Aug 17, 2015 | Jennifer Eagan, Byron Barnett
    The biological parents of a girl found dead in foster care in Auburn are demanding answers about what happened to their daughter. The Department of Children and Families said 2-year-old Avalena Conway-Coxon died at the hospital after she was removed from her foster home on Pheasant Court in Auburn. The Worcester County DA said another girl around 2 years old who was removed from the home remains hospitalized in "very critical" condition. "I will never see her smile again," said a tearful Jessica Conway, Avalena's mother. "I will never be able to hold my daughter again and it's because of...
  • Daily Beast: It’s 'Violence Against Women' if Ronda Rousey Fights Floyd Mayweather

    08/15/2015 7:55:27 PM PDT · by markomalley · 45 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 8/15/15 | Melissa Mullins
    Emily Shire at The Daily Beast thinks it’s a terrible idea for UFC champion Ronda Rousey to go head to head in the ring with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather. Why? Because Mayweather has a history of domestic abuse (he’s been convicted of violence against women five times, though only served one sentence) and, as Shire writes: “A future fight between Rousey and Mayweather wouldn’t strike a blow for equality—but would likely underscore how appalling violence between men and women really is.” Rousey thinks differently. She’s been going after Mayweather, notoriously slamming him fresh off her win of the ESPY award,...
  • Matching Poor Students to College

    08/14/2015 8:01:22 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 19 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | August 14, 2015 | Spencer Irvine
    Education researchers, college administrators and professors at the American Enterprise Institute expressed concern that more poor kids aren’t going to college. Yet and still, they might be luring people to college who might be better off doing something else. Chemistry Teacher with Students in Class For example, the University of Chicago’s Jenny Nagaoka, a deputy director with their Chicago Consortium of School Research complained that researchers are “mostly focused” on high achievers but not low- or middle-achievers. Jessica Howell, an executive director of policy research at the College Board, agreed and said that college matching is “about more than just...
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Rally In Birch Run, MI

    08/11/2015 6:55:52 PM PDT · by JoeSeales · 70 replies
    Donald Trump ^ | 8-11-15 | Donald Trump
    'Teflon Don' is at it again. Is this for real? I mean, I know it is- but...Donald Trump? The true frontrunner for our dear GOP? I have to admit, I am still skeptical of him- but he is saying all the right things...this speech tonight even made me believe. Anyone else coming around? I've seen the polls...but how many of you really are considering voting for Trump? We should have some kind of Freeper Poll by state. This is gettin' kinda real. He can't be dismissed anymore. Thx
  • Trump leads with primary voters in Michigan

    08/12/2015 12:17:53 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 39 replies
    Mitchell Research ^ | 8/12/15 | Mitchell Research
    EAST LANSING, Michigan --- Donald Trump is leading his Republican hallengers among those who would vote in the Michigan GOP Presidential Primary next year according to a Mitchell Poll of Michigan conducted last night. Trump with 20% leads Carly Fiorina at 15% with Jeb Bush and Ben Carson tied for third place at 12% . Marco Rubio is fourth at 10 % with Ted Cruz and John Kasich both at 8 % tied fo r f ifth.
  • Ford Throws UAW (and Trump) a Bone, Shifts Work from Mexico to Ohio

    08/12/2015 12:05:53 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 94 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | Paul A. Eisenstein
    With barely a month to go in its contract talks, Ford Motor Co. has thrown a meaty bone to the United Autoworkers Union. And it may also take Ford out of the presidential debate, where it recently became a target of Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Negotiations got off to a slightly testy start last month following news that the second-largest domestic automaker would likely move production of several key small car lines from Michigan to Mexico. Now, however, Ford says it plans to shift a heavy-duty version of its F-Series pickups from Mexico to a plant in Ohio, a move...
  • A lovefest for Donald Trump in Michigan

    08/12/2015 11:29:19 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 21 replies
    gopusa.com ^ | 8/12/2015 | Detroit Free Press
    Addressing about 2,000 very enthusiastic people at the Birch Run Expo Center, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump touched on everything from immigration, China, the military, Obamacare and his Republican opponents. The crowd, some coming from outside of Michigan, ate it up, giving him frequent standing ovations and breaking into chants of "Trump, Trump, Trump!" and "U.S.A, U.S.A." "I love people, I love this country. We are going to make it so strong and so powerful," he said. "You are going to love a President Trump."
  • ‘Little House’ Actress Announces Run For Congress As Democrat, Has $360,000 Tax Lien

    08/12/2015 6:38:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 08/11/15 | Derek Hunter
    Call it “Little House of Representatives.” Actress Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie,” has announced she will challenge Michigan freshman Republican Rep. Mike Bishop. Gilbert moved to Michigan in 2014 with actor husband Timothy Busfield (“Revenge of the Nerds”). In June of 2015, it was revealed that IRS had filed a tax lien against Gilbert for $360,000 in unpaid taxes. Asked about the tax lien, Gilbert, former president of the Screen Actors Guild, told the Detroit Free Press, “The truth is I got caught in a perfect...
  • Trump: I "Beat The Hell Out Of People" To Get What I Want

    08/12/2015 3:36:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 12, 2015 | Pam Key
    Tuesday at the Birch Run Expo Center in Michigan, when pushed for the details of how he will get things done, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump touted his ability to get what he wants.
  • ‘Little House’ Actress Announce Run For Congress As Democrat, Has $360,000 Tax Lien

    08/11/2015 8:03:35 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 8/11/2015 | Derek Hunter
    Call it “Little House of Representatives.” Actress Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing Laura Ingalls Wilder on “Little House on the Prairie,” has announced she will challenge Michigan freshman Republican Rep. Mike Bishop. Gilbert moved to Michigan in 2014 with actor husband Timothy Busfield (“Revenge of the Nerds”). In June of 2015, it was revealed that IRS had filed a tax lien against Gilbert for $360,000 in unpaid taxes.
  • Actress Melissa Gilbert announces run for Congress

    08/10/2015 3:58:52 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 98 replies
    The Livingston Daily ^ | August 10, 2015 | Wayne Peal
    From the “Little House” to the Congress? It could happen for Livingston County resident Melissa Gilbert. Gilbert, star of the hit 1970s television series, “Little House on the Prairie” on Monday announced she would run as a Democrat for the 8th District Congressional seat in next year’s election. The news thrilled area Democrats. “I think it’s very, very exciting news,” said county party chairwoman Judy Daubenmier, “We worked with her on the Schauer campaign (for governor) and, I can tell you, she’s a real trooper. She’ll be a very effective campaigner.”
  • 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...
  • Michigan Reps Courser, Gamrat facing House probe over alleged relationship cover-up

    08/07/2015 8:45:22 AM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 10 replies
    Mlive ^ | 8-7-2016
    LANSING, MI — Michigan House Speaker Kevin Cotter is ordering an investigation into allegations that freshman state Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat used their offices and staff in an apparent attempt to cover up a personal relationship. The Detroit News on Friday published raw and transcribed audio recorded by former House aide Ben Graham, who had worked for Courser until he was fired in July, when Gamrat also parted ways with a top aide. Courser, R-Lapeer, reportedly told Graham to send a fake and salacious email about himself to Republican operatives, alleging that the lawmaker had been caught having...
  • Meijer enters Wisconsin, runs into New Deal-era minimum markup law

    08/06/2015 3:50:44 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 6, 2015 | STEVE EGGLESTON
    Michigan-based Meijer, which began the supercenter combination of a general merchandise store and a supermarket in 1962, began its expansion into Wisconsin in late June, and officially opened its second wave of Wisconsin stores today. As is often the case with new stores, Meijer is holding a “grand opening” sale. Enter the heavy hand of government. From the MacIver News Service: Likely in an attempt to break into the new market, Meijer is allegedly advertising and selling products for less than cost. In Wisconsin, however, that practice is illegal under the Unfair Sales Act – also known as the minimum...
  • 3-year-old shot to death in Detroit; the boy charged is 11

    08/06/2015 10:10:06 AM PDT · by PROCON · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | Aug. 6, 2015 | Lawrence Crook III
    (CNN)—An 11-year-old boy has been charged after being accused of using his father's gun to shoot and kill a 3-year-old boy in Detroit. While the 11-year-old, who isn't being identified because of his age, was visiting his father's house on Monday at around 1:40 p.m. on Detroit's east side, he allegedly took a handgun from a bedroom closet. The juvenile proceeded to throw the handgun out of the window into his father's backyard, the Wayne County Prosecutors Office said. The boy retrieved the gun and jumped into a vehicle parked in the backyard. A short time later, the 3-year-old entered...
  • Ben Carson On Being From Detroit: "We Love The Motown Sound"

    08/05/2015 5:43:45 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 5, 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    CLEVELAND, Ohio: GOP presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson opened up to David Webb about his personal life in a special that will air on Sirius XM’s the David Webb Show Wednesday evening. Webb introduced Carson by saying he has written eight books. “Clearly an underachiever when it comes to writing,” Webb joked.
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop

    07/31/2015 12:21:32 PM PDT · by archy · 28 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | 30 July 2015 | Bob Owens
    Michigan Officer Shells Out $35,000 For Open Carry Stop Posted by Bob Owens on July 30, 2015 at 2:03 pm ď‚‚ Somehow, I donÂ’t think Flint Township Police will be stopping people who open carry firearms any time soon unless they have a darn good reason. A man who claimed he was wrongfully arrested on Christmas Eve while legally open-carrying his pistol has reached a $35,000 settlement with the officer who stopped him, according to the manÂ’s attorney. John David McMorris reached the agreement Tuesday, July 28, after he sued Flint Township Police and Sgt. Russell Fries following his Dec....
  • Breaking News: FBI Searches Wooded Area for Hoffa

    05/17/2006 2:06:21 PM PDT · by Larry Lucido · 125 replies · 4,014+ views
    WXYZ TV Detroit ^ | 5/17/-06 | WXYZ TV Detroit
    Breaking News: FBI Searches Wooded Area for Hoffa By Cheryl Chodun Web produced by Seth Myers May 17, 2006 A group of FBI investigators is searching a wooded area in the vicinity of Milford and Wixom in connection with the 1975 disappearance of Teamsters’ leader Jimmy Hoffa. Investigators have cordoned off a section of woods where the bones of the long-missing union official may lie. Hoffa was last seen at the Mocas Red Fox restaurant in Bloomfield Township in July 1975. Speculation regarding his whereabouts – or his body’s whereabouts – certainly comes and goes. Recently, a mob hitman named...
  • Jimmy Hoffa’s Driver Says He Was Buried In Cement Foundations Of GM Headquarters

    12/25/2011 10:43:02 PM PST · by Nachum · 78 replies · 2+ views
    Pat Dollard ^ | 12/25/11 | Daily Mail
    The disappearance of Teamsters union boss Jimmy Hoffa remains one of America’s most enduring mysteries. But now, nearly four decades after Hoffa vanished, his driver has claimed he knows where he is buried – and how he got there. Marvin Elkind said Hoffa was killed by a mob enforcer and buried in the foundations of the towering General Motors’ HQ in Detroit, Michigan. ‘It was his own people who did it,’ Mr Elkind said in excerpts of a new book published in the New York Post, adding Mafia member Tony Jack insinuated he was responsible.
  • Book: Mafia Hit-Man & Teamster Boss Helped Joe Biden Become U.S. Senator

    09/07/2012 7:37:56 PM PDT · by eglman · 28 replies
    Redstate ^ | September 7th, 2012 at 12:30 PM | | By: LaborUnionReport (Diary)
    The book I Heard You Paint Houses came out in 2003, so it’s been gathering some dust on a number of bookshelves around the country for quite some time. The book’s title, according to Amazon, comes from the first words infamous Teamster boss Jimmy Hoffa ever spoke to Frank “the Irishman” Sheeran. To paint a house is to kill a man. The paint is the blood that splatters on the walls and floors. The book is essentially the deathbed biography of one-time Delaware Teamster boss and mob hit-man Frank Sheeran and truly is a fascinating read.
  • New Details Emerge in Hoffa Case

    03/19/2004 11:20:36 AM PST · by Born Conservative · 12 replies · 275+ views
    Scranton Times-Tribune ^ | 3/19/2004 | EDWARD LEWIS
    New Details Emerge in Hoffa Case BY EDWARD LEWIS TIMES-SHAMROCK NEWS WRITER 03/19/2004 Details of a written confession by a man who claims to have had a role in the 1975 murder of Jimmy Hoffa shed light on Northeastern Pennsylvania mob boss Russell Bufalino's underworld involvement. The three-page confession by Frank Sheeran, 83, was allegedly written in November, about a month before he died in a Chester County nursing home. Highlights of the deathbed confession, which is not corroborated, were publicized earlier this week by the Philadelphia Daily News. The bottom of each page of the confession bears Mr. Sheeran's...
  • Michigan supreme court upholds right to work status for state workers

    07/30/2015 7:45:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/30/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    While taking place at the state level, this one could be very big for the Right to Work movement. The state supreme court in Michigan has dealt a double blow to the unions and the state government apparatus which is essentially owned by them. The Justices ruled yesterday that not only is Right to Work the law of the land for private industry, but it applies to public sector workers as well, and they can’t be forced to participate in unions against their wishes. (Detroit Free Press) The Michigan Supreme Court, in an opinion that has the effect of...
  • Iran Nuclear Deal Gets Support of House Israel Backer, Sander Levin

    07/29/2015 8:31:30 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28 2015
    WASHINGTON — Representative Sander M. Levin, Democrat of Michigan and the longest-serving Jewish member now in the House, said Tuesday that he would support the Iran nuclear accord, lending a hefty voice of approval in a chamber deeply skeptical of the deal. “Israel’s security has and always will be of critical importance to me and our country,” Mr. Levin said in a lengthy statement explaining his decision. “I believe that Israel, the region and the world are far more secure if Iran does not move toward possession of a nuclear weapon. I believe the agreement is the best way to...
  • Satanic Cult Pledges Funds to Support Abortion Rights

    07/29/2015 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 29, 2015 | By Thomas D. Williams, Ph.D.
    A devil-worshipping group calling itself the Satanic Temple has been working to raise funds to promote abortion-on-demand and to counter legal efforts such as the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act and 20-week abortion bans. A highly publicized ceremonial unveiling of the satanic figure of Baphomet in Detroit Saturday, an event billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history,” sold $25 and $75 tickets, the proceeds of which will be used to support the reproductive rights legal action fund, according to a Temple spokeswoman. The cult has also set up a donation website with Indiegogo “to challenge arbitrary, insulting abortion...
  • Conservatives Are Going After Law Enforcement Agencies In the Name of Property Rights

    07/27/2015 10:31:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2015 | Kevin Glass
    Joseph Rivers, an aspiring artist from Michigan, had his dreams shattered by federal agents. On a train to California, where he was going to start a video production business, he had his $16,000 in life savings seized by the Drug Enforcement Agency under the mere claimed suspicion that it was going to be used as drug money. A hunch or suspicion is enough for some law enforcement agents to seize someone's property and hold it until they prove themselves innocent. As the Albuquerque Journal, which first reported Rivers' case, quoted the DEA agent in charge: "We don't have to prove...
  • How Many Wives Can a Muslim Have on Welfare in Michigan? [VIDEO]

    07/25/2015 7:17:22 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 28 replies
    The state of Michigan has a large and growing population of Muslims, and a majority of them have congregated in and around the Detroit area. In fact, the city of Dearborn has such a large Muslim population, that it has become colloquially known as “Dearbornistan,” and has even begun implementing aspects of Shariah law. Shariah law is a code of laws based on and guided by the Islamic faith. It generally allows for the mistreatment of women and views them as property, allowing a Muslim man to “own” multiple wives. Although polygamy is illegal in the United States, it is...
  • Group To Unveil Satan Statue In Detroit During ‘Largest Public Satanic Ceremony In History’

    07/25/2015 2:22:07 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 57 replies
    CBS DETROIT ^ | 7/24/15
    A group is planning to unveil an 8-foot-tall bronze statue featuring a goat-headed Satan in Detroit during a gathering that’s being billed as the “largest public satanic ceremony in history.” The Satanic Temple has said Saturday’s private event will be open only to people with tickets, $25 each. Invitations to “The Unveiling” summoned guests to prepare for “a night of chaos, noise, and debauchery… Come dance with the Devil and experience history in the making.” The event location is not being announced publicly and is known only to those with tickets.
  • ICE, ICE, Baby! Michigan GOP Ready to Erase ‘Sanctuary City’ Concept

    07/25/2015 7:12:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/25/2015 | Rod Kackley
    Most of America thinks of Detroit as Motown, or the Motor City, and Ann Arbor as the home of the storied Big Ten football program and world-class medical research facilities of the University of Michigan.Illegal immigrants look at those towns differently. They see Detroit and Ann Arbor as “sanctuary cities,” communities where local law enforcement has a policy of not cooperating with federal immigration agents.Michigan Republicans, led by state Senate Majority Floor Leader Mike Kowall, want to erase the concept of “sanctuary cities” from the lexicon of municipal leaders in the state.“I am strongly opposed to any Michigan cities...
  • Snyder confirms Wayne County financial emergency

    07/22/2015 7:12:37 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 5 replies
    WDIV ^ | 7-22-2015
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder confirmed a state review team's finding that Wayne County is operating under a financial emergency. County leaders have until 5 p.m. July 29 to request a hearing on the governor's determination. Should a hearing be requested, it will be held at 10 a.m. July 30, in Lansing, before the state treasurer or his designee. Following the hearing (or if no hearing is requested by the county), the governor can either confirm or revoke his determination that a financial emergency exists. The Wayne County Commission then can choose one of four options to deal with this financial...
  • Aldi and Lidl Are Ready To Invade the U.S. Beware Walmart and Target!

    07/22/2015 12:46:53 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 58 replies
    forbes.com ^ | Jul 8, 2015 | Walter Loeb
    Aldi and Lidl, Germany’s toughest discount food retailers, are invading the US. Both operate small, efficient no frill self serve supermarkets with a strong non-food assortment, and very low prices. Both have permanently changed the competitive landscape wherever they have gone. Lidl is about to open its U.S. headquarter in Arlington, Virginia and a distribution center in Alamance County, North Carolina. These are early steps in its U.S. invasion by this formidable company that operates about 11,000 stores in 26 countries throughout Europe. I am told that the company has already selected 80 locations in the Greater Washington, D.C. area...
  • 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...
  • Hacker remotely crashes Jeep from 10 miles away

    07/21/2015 9:51:38 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 70 replies
    (UK) Daily Telegraph ^ | July 21, 2015 | Daniel Bates
    Hackers took control of a car and crashed it into a ditch by remotely breaking into its systems from 10 miles away whilst sitting on their sofa. In the first such breach of its kind security experts cut out the engine and applied the brakes on the Jeep Cherokee, sending it into a spin. The US hackers said they used just a laptop and mobile phone to access the Jeep’s on-board systems via its wireless Internet connection. They claim that more than 470,000 cars made by Fiat Chrysler could be at risk of being attacked by similar means - including...
  • Detroit police seek men who robbed couples, raped the women

    07/19/2015 7:17:40 PM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 52 replies
    A.P. ^ | July 19, 2015 | no attributiob
    DETROIT (AP) — Police in Detroit are searching for men who allegedly robbed two young couples at gunpoint in separate attacks two hours apart and gang-raped the women while forcing the male victims to watch.