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  • 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...
  • Missionary doctor won't face sex assault trial

    07/30/2018 8:15:19 PM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    woodtv ^ | July 30, 2018 | Ken Kolker
    GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WOOD) — A former Baptist missionary doctor from Wyoming accused of molesting nearly two dozen girls and women in Bangladesh, along with a girl in Allendale, won't face trial. An Ottawa County judge ruled that Donn Ketcham, now 87, is incompetent to stand trial because he suffers from dementia. Prosecutors told 24 Hour News 8 they don't plan to appeal, which means the charge against him will be dismissed. Ketcham's alleged victims from his decades in Bangladesh — known then as MKs, or missionary kids — said the local case was their only chance for justice.
  • Abolish the Senate and Electoral College? Why Not Tear Up the Constitution?

    12/12/2018 6:28:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | T.R. Clancy
    Former Congressman John Dingell, Jr., a partisan Democrat whose immediate family has controlled the same seat in the House of Representatives for 86 years, has some suggestions for fixing Congress. We should abolish the Senate and the Electoral College because they're undemocratic, "despite the constitutional hurdles of doing so." In 2015, Dingell retired from the U.S. House seat he's held since 1955, the seat he inherited from his father, John Dingell, Sr., who first won it in 1932. The seat has passed to John Jr.'s much-younger wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, who was just re-elected in November. (Full disclosure: For 20...
  • Rashida Tlaib Misrepresented Soros Stipend in Financial Disclosures

    12/10/2018 1:27:33 PM PST · by upchuck · 14 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...
  • Kent County woman drowns trying to save her dog

    12/10/2018 3:36:23 AM PST · by equaviator · 50 replies
    WKZO News ^ | December 10, 2018 | John McNeill
    WYOMING (WKZO AM/FM) -- Grief counselors will be on hand at Godfree Lee Public Schools in Wyoming this morning after the weekend drowning of a staff member at the School District. Police say that it appears that 38-year-old Tracy Cashman died when she went through the ice trying to save her dog, during a walk through Battjes Park. Cashman’s Mother says they became concerned when Lola the dog returned home soaking wet without Cashman about 9pm Saturday night. The family searched the park and then called police. Fire rescue crews recovered her body from a pond in the park. Godfree-Lee...
  • John Dingell: to fix Congress, abolish the Senate

    12/06/2018 1:16:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    VOX ^ | December 4, 2018 | Dylan Matthews
    John Dingell knows a thing or two about how Congress works. First elected to the US House of Representatives at age 29 in a 1955 special election, Dingell left office in January 2015, nearly 60 years later. The last president he served with, Barack Obama, was born six years after Dingell entered office. His tenure was the longest in the history of the House or Senate, outlasting stalwarts like Strom Thurmond and Ted Kennedy by more than a decade. So his call to abolish the Senate, announced in an Atlantic excerpt from his new memoir, is pretty notable. He pairs...
  • 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.
  • Why Did 101 Lawmakers Send Letters of Support to Israel-Bashing CAIR?

    11/05/2018 5:44:15 AM PST · by SJackson · 34 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 11-5-18 | Steven Emerson
    If the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) stuck to its stated mission statement and only did civil rights work protecting Muslim Americans from discrimination and bigotry, you likely would never see it mentioned on this site.But CAIR has a second, perhaps more paramount objective that it never directly acknowledges: To oppose Israel and promote Palestinian nationalism.CAIR’s mission statement makes no mention of Palestine. Instead, it says it aims to “enhance understanding of Islam, protect civil rights, promote justice, and empower American Muslims.” It describes its lobbying arm as focusing “on issues related to Islam and Muslims. The department monitors legislation and government activities and responds...
  • Why did CNN fire a pro-Palestinian commentator?

    12/04/2018 4:25:06 PM PST · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | December 4, 2018 | Cornel West
    W hy is it so difficult, if not impossible, to have a candid debate about the grim Israeli-Palestinian catastrophe that prevails in our midst? What stands in the way of our capacity to grasp the undeniable need for justice for Palestinians and the understandable fear of annihilation of the Jews in Israel? Is the only option a desperate Palestinian counter-violent struggle against the structural and military violence of the occupying Israeli state? The recent firing of Marc Lamont Hill by CNN for calling for a free Palestine once again opens up this Pandora’s box – with little, if any, hope...
  • Prominent liberals demand CNN rehire Marc Lamont Hill: 'Criticizing Israel is not anti-Semitic'

    12/04/2018 4:31:58 PM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 4, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    CNN’s decision to drop Marc Lamont Hill has met with resistance on the left, with some prominent progressives calling for the network to rehire him and challenging the widely held view that his comments before a United Nations panel were anti-Semitic. Harvard professor Cornel West, “Avengers” star Mark Ruffalo, Democratic Rep.-elect Rashida Tlaib, and a host of journalists were among those who rushed to Mr. Hill’s defense after CNN released the liberal commentator last week following an uproar over his speech. Mr. West said he was in “deep solidarity” with Mr. Hill, while Mr. Ruffalo said that “[c]riticizing Israel is...
  • ICYMI: Detroit Just Declared War On Gun Rights With So-Called ‘Bullet Bill’(SMDH)

    12/04/2018 7:52:01 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/3/2018 | Matt Vespa
    Detroit has decided to follow its deep blue brethren in another assault on law-abiding citizens. They want to limit the amount of ammunition that can be purchased, while undergoing a mental health background check. The bill is straight trash, folks—you already knew that though. It never ceases to amaze me how liberals are just total garbage in their policy prescriptions concerning gun politics. It was passed by unanimous voice vote earlier this month (via Fox 2):
  • Another college bans men from the gym so ‘people of other genders feel safe’

    03/27/2018 12:22:45 AM PDT · by aquila48 · 89 replies
    College Fix ^ | MARCH 26, 2018 | GREG PIPER
    Colleges keep designating spaces as off-limits to men, only to backtrack when someone files a formal complaint or their curious interpretation of inclusivity falls under the harsh glare of the less-woke public. The latest is the Claremont Consortium’s Pitzer College, which apparently didn’t learn from Stanford’s short-lived no-men weight lifting hours. The Residence Life office at Pitzer organized a “women and non-binary people’s gym day” at the Gold Student Center Friday, banning men during the high-traffic hours of 2 to 5 p.m. The intent was to make “people of other genders feel safe to explore the gym, learn about the...
  • Mother arrested for drugs after girls found camping in Walmart

    12/03/2018 7:28:13 AM PST · by bgill · 24 replies
    upnorthlive ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | Devon Mahieu
    When deputies arrived on scene, Walmart employees told them there were two young girls who were reportedly found "camping" inside the store's clothing section and when approached the girls, they left on foot. Investigators said one of the girls left a cell phone behind, which led deputies to one of the mothers. Deputies learned the girls were 10-year-old and were taking part in a challenge posted to social media where people allegedly sleep inside large stores. Sheriff Kim Cole said when the mother of one of the girls, who is the one who allegedly took them to the store around...
  • Democrats Change 181 Year-Old Rule To Allow Ilhan Omar To Wear Hijab In The House

    12/02/2018 2:33:15 PM PST · by Baynative · 159 replies
    Citizen Free Press ^ | 12/2/18 | Kane
    For 181 years, the U.S. House of Representatives has imposed a ban on its members wearing head coverings. With Ilhan Omar, one of the first Muslim women to be elected to Congress, set to take her oath of office in January, that rule—which would have prohibited her wearing her customary headscarves or the hijab—is slated to change. The change was proposed jointly by Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Incoming Rules Chairman Jim McGovern and member-elect Ilhan Omar as part of a larger overhaul package. When Omar is sworn in next year, she will become the first federal legislator to wear a...
  • Democratic Socialism Makes Europeans Poorer [semi-satire]

    11/30/2018 9:36:04 PM PST · by John Semmens · 10 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 2 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    A study by Mark Perry, a scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and professor of economics and finance at the University of Michigan, should give pause to advocates of democratic socialism in the United States. According to the study, the more socialistic economic policies of western European countries has both retarded output and boosted the cost of living. The index of average individual consumption for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development is set at 100. Inhabitants in nations falling below this mark can afford less than the average European. Inhabitants in nations exceeding this mark can afford more. The...
  • 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 will no longer make these 6 cars

    11/26/2018 4:47:20 PM PST · by Eddie01 · 120 replies
    channel3000 ^ | Nov. 26, 2018 | PETER VALDES-DAPENA
    General Motors will end production of six sedans by the end of 2019. North American customers want SUVs, crossovers, hatchbacks and trucks. Sedans have fallen out of favor. As GM (GM) adjusts to changing customer behavior it is also planning ahead for the future. The company announced massive layoffs and is closing five North American facilities as it transitions to self-driving, electric cars of the future. The soon-to-be closed plants mean GM will no longer make these cars: Buick LaCrosse January - September sales: 13,409, down 14.2% The LaCrosse is a large car built by a brand that was a...
  • Women's Activists Concerned Over Judge Ruling Female Genital Mutilation Ban 'Unconstitutional'

    11/26/2018 5:13:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2018 | Brianna Heldt
    Women’s activists are frustrated after last week’s ruling by a federal judge in Michigan, which declared that a 22-year-old federal ban on female genital mutilation (FGM) is unconstitutional.The decision came in response to a case in which Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, along with seven other people, was charged with mutilating the genitals of nine girls from Michigan, Minnesota, and Illinois between the years of 2015 and 2017. Authorities alleged that the girls were roughly 7 years old at the time of the procedure.According to prosecutors, Nagarwala ultimately headed up a conspiracy for over 12 years, which resulted in the procedure being...
  • 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....