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  • With more ICE detainees coming in, Calhoun County Jail is hiring more deputies (Michigan)

    06/19/2018 10:22:25 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Battle Creek Enquirer | June 18, 2018 | Kalea Hall
    Link only due to copyright issues: https://www.battlecreekenquirer.com/story/news/2018/06/18/ice-detainees-coming-calhoun-county-jail-hiring-more-deputies-detention-center/685837002/
  • 'Do You Believe in the Tooth Fairy?': Sen. John Kennedy Presses I.G.

    06/19/2018 3:11:24 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 31 replies
    insider.foxnews.com ^ | 6/18/18 | Fox News/Cavuto
    _____ at the 7:50 minute mark-- Kennedy asks Horowitz: "Your classified index ..... does it contain or discuss an email that refers to a conversation between Atty. General Lynch and a person by the name of Amanda Renteria
  • Mother grieves loss of son killed in Wixom hit-and-run as man (Illegal alien) accused of hitting him

    06/15/2018 2:37:55 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    WDIV - ClickOnDetroit ^ | June 14, 2018 | Derick Hutchinson, Koco McAboy, Amber Ainsworth
    Michigan .. Justin Lee killed in hit-and-run crash. A mother grieved the loss of her teenage son, who was killed while riding a bicycle in Wixom, as the man accused of hitting him learned about his charges Thursday. Miguel A. Ibarra Cerda is accused of fatally striking Justin Lee, 14, with a minivan and driving away. Lee was riding a bicycle Monday on Potter Road; police said Cerda ditched the minivan in Commerce Township and fled. "My little boy was my everything. He was the reason why I got up every day," said Justin's mother, Pattie Lee. Cerda is charged...
  • Michigan Democrats propose lowering voting age to 16

    06/14/2018 7:07:18 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/14/18 | Justin Wise
    June 14, 2018 - 01:20 PM EDT Michigan Democrats propose lowering voting age to 16 Michigan Democrats propose lowering voting age to 16 BY JUSTIN WISE 34 TWEET SHARE MORE Two Michigan state lawmakers have introduced a proposal that would lower the voting age to 16 for state elections. Rep. Yousef Rabhi (D) and Sen. David Knezek (D) introduced bills in both the House and Senate on Tuesday. Knezek told the Detroit Free Press that 16-year-olds should be able to vote if they are old enough to get a job and pay taxes. "Young people are setting aside their differences...
  • Ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick wants Trump to spring him from prison

    06/13/2018 3:47:12 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/13/18 | Dom Calicchio
    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick – a Democrat serving a 28-year sentence for corruption – is seeking President Donald Trump’s help to get out of prison early, according to reports. Kilpatrick, writing on the Free Kwame Project website, says he has undergone a spiritual transformation since resigning from office in 2008 following a text-messaging sex scandal. “By God’s grace, I have received a pardon from Him, through Christ Jesus. I pray that I will receive the opportunity for Pardon/Clemency from the President of the United States as well,” he writes.
  • KID ROCK TO RALLY WITH MICHIGAN ARMY VETERAN JOHN JAMES FOR US SENATE

    06/12/2018 2:27:24 PM PDT · by MarMema · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/11/2018 | Henry Rodgers
    Kid Rock will rally with U.S. Army combat veteran John James, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Michigan, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. The announcement comes after Rock, a Michigan native, contemplated a Senate bid for several months before announcing he would not run in October. Rock later signaled early support for James when he invited him to sit court-side at a Detroit Pistons game in January. “Kid Rock’s appearance on stage with John James would be a game changer if he formally endorses,” Matt Frendewey, a former spokesperson for the Michigan Republican Party, told TheDCNF. “If...
  • What Black Voters Want

    05/09/2018 3:40:59 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 52 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 5/8/2018
    In 2018, black voters are finding out just what the hell they had to lose. Nazis and Klansmen march openly and proudly, and hate crimes appear to be on the rise. Police killings of people—especially black people—remain largely the same year to year, and this iteration of the Justice Department has largely abdicated any federal responsibility in reducing brutality. An infant-mortality crisis is tightening its grip on the most marginalized communities, and across many economic metrics—from evictions, to generational wealth, to segregation—disparities are either stagnating or trending in the wrong direction. Fifty years after the Kerner Commission’s report said the...
  • Donald Trump is wooing black voters and killing the Democratic party

    06/08/2018 11:58:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | June 8, 2018 | Rochelle Riley
    Link only due to copyright issues. https://www.freep.com/story/news/columnists/rochelle-riley/2018/06/08/trump-jack-johnson-black-voters/684898002/
  • Did Liberals Got Conned? How Is Jill Stein Spending The Money She Raised For Bogus 2016 Recounts?

    06/07/2018 11:49:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Remember Jill Stein’s shoddy 2016 recounts? Remember how she raised more for this nonsense effort than for her entire 2016 campaign? She raised over $7 million for this effort, and she seems to be spending it on her staff. Not in a lavish sense, but they told Daily Beast it’s because they’re continuing the recount initiative. A bit odd since Stein promised that there would be a vote on how the rest of the fund raised would be distributed. So far, that has not happened.As liberals licked their wounds, with some still recovering from the shock of Trump’s win, Stein...
  • Prevailing wage law repealed in Michigan

    06/06/2018 4:05:34 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | 6/6/18 | Emily Lawle
    LANSING, MI - The Michigan House joined the Senate in voting to repeal prevailing wage Wednesday afternoon, officially unraveling a law that had guaranteed union-level wages on public construction sites for half a century. It's an idea forwarded by Protect Michigan Taxpayers, a group funded largely by the Associated Builders and Contractors. They circulated a petition for the initiative and, having obtained enough signatures, sent it to the legislature for consideration. The legislature could have let the issue go to the ballot, but chose to take it up and approve it on Wednesday. Shortly after the Senate passed it 23-14,...
  • House Democrats try to shoot down Trump’s low-yield nukes

    06/02/2018 10:01:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | June 3, 2018 | Travis J. Tritten
    A group of House Democrats will take another run this week at stopping President Trump and the Pentagon from developing low-yield nuclear weapons. The new warhead program would be defunded by $65 million in the coming year under an amendment to a Department of Energy appropriations bill proposed by Reps. Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Earl Blumenauer, D-Ore., John Garamendi, D-Calif., and Dan Kildee, D-Mich. The spending bill could hit the House floor late this week following Rules Committee meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday to decide if their amendment will get a vote. The proposal is the latest effort by Democrats on...
  • The Diversity Staff at the University of Michigan Is Nearly 100 Full-Time Employees

    06/02/2018 2:33:27 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 48 replies
    www.intellectualtakeout.org ^ | May 30, 2018 | Jon Miltimore
    There is no doubt that the human costs of this rise are severe: Some 44 million Americans currently carry nearly $1.5 trillion in student loan debt, and the delinquency rate is 11 percent. There are various reasons for surging costs, but the primary one is the remarkable expansion of university administration in recent decades. As Paul Campos, a law professor at the University of Colorado, wrote in the New York Times a few years ago: “According to the Department of Education data, administrative positions at colleges and universities grew by 60 percent between 1993 and 2009, which Bloomberg reported was...
  • Graceland Fruit tastes rapid growth ("We're always hiring" in Michigan and Wisconsin)

    05/31/2018 11:49:23 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Record-Eagle ^ | May 30, 2018 | Dan Nielsen
    FRANKFORT — Consumer demand for healthier food in convenient packaging is fueling rapid growth at Graceland Fruit. "We have the capacity to process all kinds of fruit," said President and CEO Alan DeVore. Cherries, cranberries, blueberries and apples provide the bulk of Graceland's product. But Graceland also has processed a variety of more exotic products, like orange peel and mango. The company's sales have accelerated rapidly during the last five years as consumers scrambled to buy products that are vegan and gluten-free. The Frankfort processing plant runs three shifts five days a week. It just inked a deal with CranGrow...
  • 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...
  • Vacant for decades, Detroit's train station may get new life

    05/27/2018 6:39:01 PM PDT · by shove_it · 42 replies
    AP ^ | 27 May 2018 | COREY WILLIAMS
    The 105-year-old building that once handled all of Detroit's passenger rail traffic closed in 1988 due to a decline in ridership and took on a new life in the subsequent years as a must-see destination for urban explorers, the homeless and scavengers, who picked it clean of anything valuable. After years of failed short-lived plans to repurpose the dated 500,000-square-foot, 18-story building, its future may be crystalizing: The Ford Motor Co. is moving into the surrounding neighborhood of Corktown and — according to Ford board member Edsel B. Ford II — is in talks to buy the old station...
  • I’m So Old I Remember When the University of Michigan Was a Great School

    05/22/2018 4:53:38 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 24 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 5-22-18 | MOTUS
    I’m so old I remember when the University of Michigan was renowned for it’s STEM programs. Clearly this is not your patriarch’s university anymore. Even if that wasn’t a sexist comment.Summary: Everything wrong with higher education in 2 tweets - or as the Instapundit might say - SHOT:CHASER:As my contribution to the ever escalating price of college credentials I am offering this complimentary course in Gender Studies from the University of Michigan for FREE! I can’t guarantee you a $100k job at the university of your choice but I will guarantee you a better education than you will get for...
  • How Mitt Romney could wind up running the United States 6 years

    05/21/2018 6:08:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 68 replies
    The Brookings Institution ^ | 04-26-2018 | Elaine Kamarck
    If, as expected, Mitt Romney wins his race for a Senate seat from Utah he may become the most powerful man in the United States Senate. As many of us remember, Romney, former Governor of Massachusetts, ran for president in 2012 and lost to Barack Obama. It wasn’t one of those totally humiliating losses—the map did not turn blue—but we assumed Mitt Romney would fade into history. Well, maybe not. The seat will remain Republican-held for President Trump come January of 2019, but this one could very well turn out to be the swing vote in the Senate. If Democrats...
  • An anti-marijuana group wants Michigan to legalize cannabis

    05/21/2018 6:15:33 PM PDT · by NobleFree · 3 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | March 21, 2018
    One of the groups formed to fight the legalization of marijuana for recreational use has now decided it’s for the measure — but only if the Michigan legislature takes it up and amends the proposal. The Committee to Keep Pot out of Neighborhoods and Schools — a political action committee formed to fight a ballot proposal to legalize marijuana — is now urging the Legislature to take up the initiative, amend it and pass a full legalization of pot for adult recreational use. The committee hopes that if the Legislature acts, recreational use will be regulated as stringently as the...
  • Disgraced Dem Conyers endorsed son for his own seat – but he didn't qualify

    05/21/2018 12:34:05 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 21, 2018 | Joseph Weber
    Democrat John Conyers’ bedside wish for his son to take his Michigan House seat, after being forced from Congress over a sexual misconduct scandal, likely won’t come true -- now that the younger Conyers reportedly has failed to qualify for the ballot. The Wayne County Clerk Office’s elections staff said last week that John Conyers III, the ex-congressman’s son, was ineligible because he didn’t submit enough valid signatures on his application to run in the Aug. 7 Democratic primary, according to local reports. The review was launched after a challenge from another Conyers family member. Clerk Cathy Garrett was expected...
  • 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,...