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  • Forget EVs, Detroit's Big 3 Battle For Heavy-Duty Truck Segment

    02/18/2019 10:29:51 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 8 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 02-18-2019 | Jon
    The Detroit 3 are in a heated battle to take the lead in a highly-profitable segment: heavy-duty pickups. The days of striving to take the lead in selling the market’s most fuel-efficient pickup truck, along with high-mileage cars and electrified vehicles, has been set aside by General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler. Today the race is on for selling heavy-duty pickups capable of serving construction companies, agri-business, and commercial fleets.
  • Rashida Tlaib ‘Lied’ About Residency To Run For Office, Registered To Vote At False Address

    01/30/2019 3:15:29 PM PST · by george76 · 82 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Jan 30, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    Michigan Democrat congresswoman Rashida Tlaib registered to vote from a false address, and represented a state House district that she did not actually live in, according to credit score and property records obtained by Big League Politics. Tlaib’s own father even said that Tlaib “lied” about her address in order to run for office. Here is what the evidence, presented below, proves: Rashida Tlaib registered to vote at a false address as she embarked on her first political campaign. “Registering to vote using a false address” is one of a number of crimes that fall into the voter fraud category....
  • Sentenced - Detroit Teens Rob Disabled Man of Phone, Beat Him, Post Vid to HIS Facebook Account

    01/28/2019 12:32:56 PM PST · by gaijin · 53 replies
    WXYZ TV, Detroit Channel 7 ^ | Jan 28, 2019 | WXYZ
    Two teeangers in the city of Pontaic, 15 miles Northwest of Detroit, MI robbed a disabled man of his cellphone. When the victim objected, the pair used his stolen cellphone to record themselves subjecting the defenseless victim to a vicious beating. Lying in the concrete stairwell of an apartment complex, the two attackers repeatedly showered the victim with the "n" word as they laughed and filmed. The pair then uploaded a video of the beating to the Facebook page of the victim, thereby showing it to all his Facebook contacts. They also uploaded the same beating video to their own...
  • Michigan Recount Reveals Errors (Voter fraud Detroit)

    12/14/2016 2:10:34 PM PST · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 32 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 14, 2016 | Marisa Schultz
    WASHINGTON — Green Party nominee Jill Stein’s presidential vote recount in Michigan may have turned up massive voter irregularities — in the Democratic stronghold of Detroit. Now it’s Republican leaders who are demanding an investigation to determine why a third of the city’s voting machines registered more ballots than actual voters, the Detroit News reported.
  • American Airlines removes family from flight over body odor complaints

    01/24/2019 5:48:39 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    NBC News ^ | Januar 24, 2019 | David K. Li
    American Airlines kicked a Michigan family off a plane in Florida on Wednesday night over what the airline said were complaints from other passengers about their body odor. Yossi Adler, his wife, Jennie, and their 19-month-old daughter were seated on a Miami-to-Detroit flight when ground crew asked them to step off the plane — and then the door closed behind them. "They said, 'Sir, people have complained that you have body odor,'" Adler told NBC News on Thursday. "I said: 'Excuse me? I need to get home. There is no body odor on me.'" The family, in Florida for a...
  • Inside the Car Company That's Resurrecting the DeLorean

    01/20/2019 7:09:01 PM PST · by Zhang Fei · 40 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | Jan 18, 2019 | Matt Blitz
    The speedometer climbs as we race down a straightaway in Humble, Texas. As the needle edges to 60, 70, then 80 miles per hour, the 36-year-old automobile rattles and the wind whistles through the windows. Finally the DeLorean zooms up to 88 miles per hour and we feel, just for a moment, like we've gone back to the future. Then, a series of loud honks from the other side of the road, followed by animated waving, awaken us out of our speed spell. “We get that all the time," says DeLorean Motor Company CEO Stephen Wynne, sitting shotgun. “That doesn’t...
  • [snip] Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories

    12/07/2018 5:48:24 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 26 replies
    daily mail ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | ANNIE PALMER
    Full Title: Could Elon Musk save the jobs of GM workers? Tesla founder 'would be interested' in taking over General Motors' idled factories Elon Musk is eyeing General Motors' once-occupied plants. The billionaire tech mogul said it's 'possible that [Tesla] would be open' to taking over automakers' old plants, such as the five factories closed by GM last month. The comments came during Musk's wide-ranging interview with CBS' '60 Minutes.' GM CEO Mary Barra announced in November that the car manufacturer would close five factories in North America and lay off some 14,700 workers as a result. Musk indicated that...
  • Politicians Never Lied Before Trump

    01/14/2019 7:48:47 PM PST · by OddLane · 15 replies
    wall st. journal ^ | 1/11/19 | Holmon Jenkins
    An aide to President Obama boasted to the New York Times about lying and manipulating the media to sell the administration’s Iran policy. Mr. Obama himself proselytized for his health-care plan by saying that, despite mandatory requirements that outlawed millions of individual health plans, you’d be able to keep your existing plan. Nor is there the slightest ambiguity now: His administration deliberately lied to the American people about the origins of the 2012 terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya. We could go on. Candidate Obama, in a formal address, explained that Detroit’s financial troubles were due to its...
  • Pro-Hezbollah activist posts photos with Rashida Tlaib at swearing-in ceremony

    01/14/2019 2:21:13 PM PST · by jazusamo · 29 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 14, 2019 | Valerie Richardson
    Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Michigan Democrat, was called out Monday after Palestinian activist Abbas Hamideh, a staunch defender of the terrorist group Hezbollah, posted photos of the two of them posing at her swearing-in ceremony in Detroit. Mr. Hamideh tweeted a photo of himself Saturday with Ms. Tlaib along with the caption, “I was honored to be at Congresswoman @RashidaTlaib swearing in ceremony in #Detroit and private dinner afterward with the entire family, friends and activists across the country.” Critics were quick to point out that Mr. Hamideh, a co-founder of the pro-Palestinian group Al-Awda, which means “right of return,” has...
  • Ford debuts 700-horsepower ‘street-legal’ Mustang Shelby GT500

    01/14/2019 7:23:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 14, 2019 | Robert Ferris
    Ford’s new Mustang GT Shelby 500 is a 700-horsepower monster Ford says is the quickest street-legal Mustang in history. The latest iteration of Ford’s Shelby GT variant of the iconic Mustang pony car inherits the name of racer and engineer Carroll Shelby, who worked with Ford to design the first GT500 in 1967 — a car that now is considered a legend among American muscle cars. The new version, which debuted at the Detroit auto show on Monday, goes from 0 to 60 miles per hour in the “mid-3 second” range, Ford said. It borrows technology from Ford’s GT super...
  • Fifth SEIU Official Ousted After Being Accused of Sexual Assault

    11/21/2017 4:49:28 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 18 replies
    freebeacon ^ | November 20, 2017 | Alex Griswold
    Another official at the Service Employees International Union has been ousted following accusations of sexual assault. Pedro Malave was first fired from a local Boston-area SEIU chapter in 2014, only to be later rehired at two other local chapters in California, the labor website Payday Report reported last week. Politico‘s Morning Shift newsletter flagged the report on Monday and confirmed that the locals dismissed Malave after they learned of his past alleged conduct. In the summer of 2014, the Boston-area 32BJ SEIU Local 615 investigated Malave, then the assistant director, after a co-worker, Daria Alladio, accused him of sexual assault....
  • Detroit TV meteorologist Jessica Starr commits suicide after .. Lasik eye surgery

    12/13/2018 6:45:56 PM PST · by george76 · 112 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Dec 13, 2018 | Rachel DeSantis
    Detroit TV meteorologist Jessica Starr commits suicide after sharing 'struggles' caused by Lasik eye surgery. ( Full title). A Detroit meteorologist whose final social media posts highlighted her lingering struggles after getting Lasik eye surgery committed suicide Wednesday. She was 35. ... She underwent Lasik SMILE eye surgery in October and was forced to take time off of work, a struggle she addressed in a Facebook video in early November. I’m still healing… (but) I’m ready to get back to my life,” she said, noting that doctors told her it would take about three months before she felt 100% again....
  • Jessica Starr, Fox 2 meteorologist, commits suicide at age 35

    12/13/2018 1:15:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 160 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2018 | Alexandra Klausner
    A married mother of two and meteorologist for Fox 2 Detroit died by suicide, the station said Thursday. Jessica Starr, 35, who lived in Novi, Michigan, is survived by her husband, Dan, and her two children, a 5-year-old son named Noah, and a 3-year-old daughter named Riley, the Springfield News-Sun reported. The station did not provide more details about her death. [snip] Prior to her death, Starr spoke out publicly about her recovery from Lasik surgery, which she had done in October. She was out of work for several weeks and struggled with dry eye following the procedure, reported the...
  • Rashida Tlaib Misrepresented Soros Stipend in Financial Disclosures

    12/10/2018 1:27:33 PM PST · by upchuck · 15 replies
    Wash Free Beacon ^ | Dec 6, 2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    Congresswoman-elect Rashida Tlaib (D., Mich.) did not disclose the name of the source of funds for a fellowship that was paid by liberal billionaire George Soros—as required by the House ethics committee—and also disclosed a lesser amount than she received, according to a review of tax and financial disclosure forms. The Washington Free Beacon obtained the most recent copies of tax forms for a number of Soros's organizations, including the Open Society Institute, the legal name for the Open Society Foundations, the entity in which Soros pushes millions in funding to a number of liberal causes and organizations. An expenditure...
  • Fiat Chrysler plans to open new assembly factory in Detroit to build SUVs: Sources

    12/06/2018 12:54:02 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 18 replies
    cnbc ^ | December 6, 2018 | Robert Ferris | Phil LeBeau
    Fiat Chrysler plans to open a new assembly factory in Detroit to build sport utility vehicles, people familiar with the matter told CNBC. The move comes as all of Detroit's Big Three automakers abandon sedan lines in favor of more popular and profitable SUVs and cross-over vehicles. The industry is also under pressure from President Donald Trump to keep manufacturing jobs in the U.S.
  • DC officer says department is massaging the numbers when it comes to violent crime

    12/04/2018 7:59:45 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    FOX 5 ^ | Dec 04 2018 | Marina Marraco
    Crime is an affliction that plagues all major cities. In the District, the past three years have seen an ebb and flow of violence ... But a close look at DC police crime stats reveals ... One veteran DC police officer is blowing the whistle on what he calls years of corruption and crime reclassification by the department. "If it's a burglary and someone enters the home, but nothing was taken they'll have us re-classify it as Unlawful Entry which brings the crime down from a felony to a misdemeanor ... Felonies are reported to the FBI – the Uniform...
  • Thousands moved out for a new GM factory; now it's closing

    11/30/2018 5:59:21 AM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018. | David Shepardson;
    General Motors Co on Monday pulled the plug on the Chevrolet Volt hybrid and the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant that builds it, both examples of a costly gamble that is not paying off. GM’s widely touted factory of the future, forced on a town desperate for jobs and hailed decades later by former resident Barack Obama, is set to wind down over the next few years, leaving beleaguered Hamtramck wondering what happened. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said at a news conference Monday that he told GM chief executive Mary Barra Monday that “we moved thousands of people out of that neighborhood...
  • Trump is considering this former Senate candidate to replace Nikki Haley at the UN: report

    11/26/2018 8:25:52 PM PST · by TBP · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 26, 2018 | Aaron Colen
    With Nikki Haley stepping down as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations at the end of the year, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering former Michigan Senate candidate and Iraq War veteran John James to fill the post, according to Bloomberg. Haley surprisingly announced her resignation in early October, possibly to pursue greater income opportunities in the private sector. Trump praised Haley’s service at the time, and said there were “many names” of potential replacements to consider. Who is John James? James ran for Senate in Michigan, losing 52 percent to 46 percent against Democratic incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow....
  • GM is laying off thousands of workers, closing three plants, and ending production of the Chevy Volt

    11/26/2018 9:07:04 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 172 replies
    Verge ^ | 11-26-2018 | Andrew Hawkins
    Amid flagging sales, General Motors confirmed on Monday that it will no longer make the plug-in hybrid Chevy Volt, ceasing production on March 1st, 2019. The news comes as part of a wider plan by GM to slash car production in North America and halt production of several low-selling brands. Trading on GM shares was briefly halted on the stock exchange early on Monday in anticipation of “major operational changes,” according to CNBC. GM plans to “unallocate” three assembly plants — in Oshawa, Ontario; Detroit, Michigan; and Warren, Ohio — putting the future of those plants in doubt, Reuters reports....
  • GM to slash up to 14,000 jobs in North America

    11/26/2018 9:14:44 AM PST · by Coronal · 38 replies
    AP News ^ | November 26, 2018 | Tom Krisher and Rob Gillies
    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will lay off up to 14,000 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, some of whom will take buyouts and others who will be laid off. Some U.S. factory workers could transfer to truck or SUV factories that are increasing production.