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  • Satanic Cult Pledges Funds to Support Abortion Rights

    07/29/2015 2:06:38 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 23 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...
  • Satanic Temple Requires Attendees of Event to Sign Over Soul to Devil

    07/28/2015 2:48:38 PM PDT · by NYer · 104 replies
    Aletelia ^ | July 28, 2015 | JOHN BURGER
    The Satanic Temple of Detroit threw off protesters of their unveiling of a demonic statue by leaking word that the event would take place in one place but holding it in another. In addition, in an apparent attempt to weed out Christian moles who might disrupt the presentation of the statue, the Satanic Temple required everyone who had a ticket (for which they paid $25 and up) to sign a quasi-legal document in which they agreed to “transfer” their soul to Satan.​ “I agree that by signing this document under any name, given or adopted, actual or pseudonymous, I am...
  • Exclusive Report—The Devil in Detroit

    07/27/2015 6:22:46 PM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    Church Militant ^ | 7/27/15 | Michael Voris
    It took only a moment and it was over. But in that moment, much changed. In a warehouse near the river in downtown Detroit, on the eve of the feast of St. Anne, patroness of Detroit, a statue to the demon Baphomet was unveiled. The event was sponsored by the Satanic Temple and was described as the "largest public satanic ceremony in history." Whether that claim is true or not, hundreds of people turned out for the event by first being directed by e-mail to a decoy location — a deserted bank in a seedy Detroit neighborhood — where they...
  • Two of six suspects arrested in gang rape

    07/27/2015 2:39:11 PM PDT · by Mikey_1962 · 39 replies
    WXYZ ^ | 7-27-15 | Staff WXYZ
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit Police have arrested two of six suspects involved in the gang rape of a woman and the robbery of her friend on the city's west side. They have also identified a third person and are currently looking for him. According to police, Antoine Edward-Ikie Orr, 18, and Jordan Alexander Reese, 17, were arrested on July 23. Chico Lee Bruce, 22, is still at large. On July 16 around 10 p.m., a 21-year-old woman and her 22-year-old male friend were walking in the 10300 block of West McNichols near Wyoming, when six men approached them. One of...
  • NOW ARCHANGEL BATTLES DEVIL IN DETROIT

    07/27/2015 9:30:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies
    wnd ^ | July 27, 2015 | LEO HOHMANN
    After weeks of speculation and protests by Christian leaders in Detroit, the unthinkable took place.Just after 11p.m. on July 25, a satanic organization unveiled a 9-foot statue of the goat-headed Baphomet, a pagan symbol of Lucifer. The 1-ton statue features two young children looking up adoringly at the devil.Leaders of the Satanic Temple have been saying for weeks they planned to unveil the statue somewhere in Detroit and leave it there temporarily before moving it to Arkansas, where they plan to set it beside the Ten Commandments at the State Capitol. This is the same statue they attempted to erect...
  • Satanic Temple unveils goat-headed statue in Detroit

    07/27/2015 5:09:53 AM PDT · by ThomasMore · 37 replies
    FOX News ^ | 7/27/2015 | Cody Derespina
    A crowd of several hundred gathered Saturday night to see Detroit’s newest resident: A 9-foot, 2,000-pound statue of a goat-headed occult idol named Baphomet. The Satanic Temple unveiled the bronze figure to an estimated 700 attendees at an undisclosed location. The group’s initial venue canceled after local religious groups protested.
  • 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.
  • Satanic ‘Pink’ Mass

    07/23/2015 9:50:11 AM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    churchmilitant.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Church Militant
    For the past few weeks, the Satanic Temple has been in the spotlight concerning the controversial unveiling of a satanic statue in downtown Detroit. The Temple, by its nature, is a reclusive and shadowy organization, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that even when given center stage it masks and skirts around the true intentions of its agenda: the destruction of the Catholic Church. In an interview that aired earlier this month on WJBK-TV, president of the Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple Jex Blackmore, in defending her beliefs, played the role of victim, claiming that there is a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • Detroit police warning: Gang of rapists robbing couples, sexually assaulting women

    07/19/2015 2:46:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 88 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | July 17, 2015 | Jonathan Carlson
    Detroit police are searching for suspects in two sexual assaults Thursday night. Both happened in the same area on Detroit's west side. A man and woman, both in their early twenties, were walking near West McNichols, three blocks east of Wyoming on Detroit's west side when they were confronted by six men with bad intentions. Police say the couple was dragged around the back of a nearby building, stripped of their clothes, robbed, and the woman sexually assaulted. A short time later, two men struck again, pulling the same tactic with another young couple. Forcing the male companion to watch...
  • Reports: Black Rape Gangs Violate Two Detroit Women in One Night, Hours Apart

    07/18/2015 7:52:54 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/18/2015 | Breitbart News
    From CBS Detroit:  The hunt is on for a group of men in Detroit who allegedly attacked two couples while they were walking down the street, forcing the male victim to watch as his female companion is gang raped.The first incident unfolded around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in a well-lit area near McNichols Road and Birwood Street. The alleged attack happened in a northwest neighborhood just blocks away from Marygrove College.
  • Black Activists in Detroit Blame Democrats for Violence

    07/14/2015 8:35:54 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 35 replies
    Red Statements ^ | June 24, 2015 | Steve Ahle
    Black activists got angry when the Detroit Police Chief James Craig called the people responsible for shooting 12 people on a playground killing one of them urban terrorists. They complained about the insult and want him to apologize. Craig refused to back down and stuck to his guns. Craig said quite bluntly: “You will allow this to continue if you do nothing. It must stop now.” That’s when the president of the Detroit National Action Network (founded by Al Sharpton) Rev. Charles Williams took umbrage to Craig’s assertions that these thugs are urban terrorists: “We want to make it...
  • Threats Force Satan Statue Unveiling to Secret Detroit Venue

    07/13/2015 12:47:59 PM PDT · by markomalley · 34 replies
    AP ^ | 7/13/15 | COREY WILLIAMS
    <p>An 8˝-foot-tall bronze monument featuring a goat-headed Satan will be unveiled at a secret, ticketed event in Detroit after the owner of a popular restaurant and entertainment complex backed out and opponents issued threats, organizers said.</p> <p>The 1˝-ton Baphomet, which is backed by an inverted pentagram and flanked by statues of two young children gazing up at the creature, shows Satan with horns, hooves, wings and a beard.</p>
  • Detroit’s Choice

    07/10/2015 8:06:32 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 10 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 9, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Something is actually growing in Detroit, a city that mostly has been in the news for the its losses—charter schools, 66 of them. Their growth tracks with a statewide trend, and has the Detroit public schools worried. “With more than 260,000 Michigan students relying on educational choice, critics have likely realized that they must act now to limit it, before its growing popularity makes the task impossible,” Audrey Spalding writes in Impact, a magazine published by the conservative Mackinac Center for Public Policy. Specifically, “This year, more than 150,000 Michigan schoolchildren attend public charter schools. Another 110,000 students use ‘Schools...
  • Detroit Has Fewest Cops Patrolling Streets In Nearly 100 Years

    07/09/2015 9:05:43 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    WWJ ^ | July 9, 2015
    The Detroit Police Department is suffering from its worst manpower shortage in nearly a century. There are currently fewer officers patrolling the city than at any time since the 1920s. At one point, the Detroit police force was over 5,000. Today, the force is just 1,590 officers strong — and not all of those are on the street. The city has lost nearly half its patrol officers since 2000 and ranks have shrunk by 37 percent in the past three years alone, according to the Detroit News. It’s so bad that precincts are reportedly left with only one squad car...
  • DPS Emergency Manager Could Make Big Changes

    07/08/2015 11:48:16 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/6/2015 | Audrey Spalding
    Almost everyone has a plan for fixing what ails Detroit Public Schools: the governor, a coalition of special interest groups, and several advocacy groups. While each group differs in its approach — the governor's proposal would split the district in two, while the coalition's plan would limit school choice — every plan would require creating a new law specifically for DPS and Detroit-area charter schools. But significant steps could be taken without any legal change. With a state emergency manager already overseeing DPS, some actions could be taken immediately to reform the district. Split the district in two to contain...
  • Detroiter, SVSU student facing felony waited to pull over in brightly lit area

    07/07/2015 1:35:17 PM PDT · by Theoria · 39 replies
    MLive Media Group ^ | 07 July 2015 | Bob Johnson
    DaJuawn Wallace said he didn't stop immediately when prompted by police at 2 a.m. Feb. 19 because he was taught to pull into a well-lit and safe area before doing so. The Detroit native who is a commuter student pursuing a master's degree at Saginaw Valley State University believes he did not commit a crime, since he pulled over in a Sam's Club parking lot about 1.5 miles up the road from where police activated their lights. The Saginaw County prosecutor's office disagrees, however. Wallace faces one felony count of fleeing and eluding. "I live in Detroit, and I know...
  • It is Fine to Get Detroit Out of the School Pension System

    07/07/2015 11:04:18 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/5/2015 | James Hohman
    Detroit Public Schools has been in financial trouble for a long time, and ensuring that DPS can pay its bills is likely to require further state funding. As plans for fixing DPS are debated, school officials throughout Michigan have begun to worry that their state funding will be reduced when a bailout for DPS is finalized. What these officials don’t realize is that their districts are already paying to catch up on Detroit’s pension liabilities. Every school district is a cost-sharing member of the Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System, which is drastically underfunded. MPSERS costs are not calculated by...
  • Bankruptcy is the only way Greece can fashion a new beginning

    07/06/2015 11:52:23 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 32 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 5, 2015 | Stephen Moore
    Almost every option facing debt-drenched Greece is bad, but there is only one that will end this Greek tragedy for good. Let Greece go bankrupt. Then let this once-rich nation, hit the restart button to rebuild its economy. What I’m suggesting for Greece is what might be called the Detroit option. Put Greece under receivership and let these new authorities figure out how to manage the debt and decide who will take a haircut and how big. Pensioners, bondholders, welfare recipients, government workers, the International Monetary Fund, all will have to settle for less — maybe a lot less. It’s...
  • Time To Greece That Squeaky Wheel?

    07/06/2015 4:59:05 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-6-2015 | MOTUS
    Remember this?Well congratulations! You are now! Except for one thing: after a few non-lethal union concessions, Detroit got the State to bail them and their pensions out. Greece just said “no” to the EU’s demand for concessions, so…this should be fun.Hard to believe isn’t it? The country that founded democracy has discovered how to destroy it. Well actually, Alexis de Tocqueville identified that mechanism a couple of centuries ago: “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money.” And we’ve been implementing it incrementally ever since:  Detroit’s giant tire...
  • Why The Puerto Rico Debt Crisis Is Such A Huge Threat To The U.S. Financial System

    07/05/2015 3:52:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    TEC ^ | 07/03/2015 | Michael Snyder
    The debt crisis in Puerto Rico could potentially cost financial institutions in the United States tens of billions of dollars in losses. This week, Puerto Rico Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla publicly announced that Puerto Rico’s 73 billion dollar debt is “not payable,” and a special adviser that was recently appointed to help straighten out the island’s finances said that it is “insolvent” and will totally run out of cash very shortly. At this point, Puerto Rico’s debt is approximately 15 times larger than the per capita median debt of the 50 U.S. states. Yes, the Greek debt crisis is larger,...
  • Utility: Crews robbed at gunpoint restoring power in Detroit

    07/01/2015 11:06:03 PM PDT · by dr_lew · 16 replies
    WNDU ^ | Jun 30, 2015 | Associated Press
    <p>DETROIT A utility says three line crews have been robbed at gunpoint of cash and cellphones while trying to restore power in Detroit after weekend storms.</p> <p>Michael Lynch, chief security officer for DTE Energy Co., tells the Detroit Free Press each robbery involved two or three suspects and it's possible the robberies are related. The Detroit News reports one happened Saturday and the others were Monday.</p>
  • This NFL Team Will Have The FIRST LGBT PRIDE Event This Season!! Is it YOUR TEAM?!?

    07/01/2015 6:54:27 PM PDT · by massmike · 55 replies
    http://gopthedailydose.com/ ^ | 07/01/2015 | Dylan
    It’s really weird to see one of the more masculine and patriarchal professional sports keep making politically correct steps to convince America that it isn’t masculine and patriarchal. I guess this year they’re gonna ramp it up with the first ever LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) celebration! And of course it had to be the Detroit Lions: The Detroit Lions are set to host what is believed to be the NFL’s first LGBT night, according to a report in the Detroit Free Press. The Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce says it will hold a pride event during the Lions’...
  • Chrysler just beat Ford in dealership sales for the first time ever

    07/01/2015 10:50:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 122 replies
    Fortune ^ | July 1, 2015 | Ben Geier
    It was a milestone month for FCA. For the first time ever, Chrysler has outsold Ford in US retail sales, reports Reuters. Retail sales refers to only cars sold directly to consumers, not counting sales of fleet vehicles to corporate customers. Including fleet sales, Ford moved 223,666 cars and Fiat Chrysler group sold 186,864. General Motors, meanwhile, saw sales slip slightly year over year and sold 265,825 cars. For the industry as a whole, it was another good month as car sales continue to go up. 2015 is expected to see even more growth in car sales, as the market...
  • Greece: At Least It’s Not Detroit

    06/29/2015 5:45:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 7 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 6-29-2015 | MOTUS
    We’re going to have to cut those spanakopita pieces smaller!Okay, I’ve decided to back The Donald for president. Oh sure, he’s a pompous, arrogant, rich, white guy. Butt what difference, at this point, does it make? At least he speaks the truth: je suis Greece. In announcing his candidacy for U.S. president, Trump called Greece “unsalvageable” as he warned that America, with its own mounting debt, could end up just like it. – Politico Greece ran out of its own money a long time ago and now, as Madam Thatcher warned, it’s finally running out of other people’s as well,...
  • "500 pound" pig found trapped in Detroit basement

    06/28/2015 2:10:04 PM PDT · by BBell · 56 replies
    http://www.wxyz.com/ ^ | 6/26/15 | Curtis Jackson
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Detroit and Michigan State Police are investigating after finding a 500 pound pig trapped inside the basement of a Detroit home. According to Assistant Police Chief Steve Dolunt, an anonymous tip brought investigators to a house in the 10400 block of Orangelawn. They found the pig in a basement standing in feces. "No pun intended but it looks like a pigsty," Dolunt said. "There's two feet of feces down there." Dolunt said the caller told police the pig had been fed human remains. However, police did not find anything suspicious. Neighbors said the man who lived in...
  • Detroit EMT fired after refusing to help baby

    06/28/2015 10:10:14 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    clickondetroit.com ^ | June 26 2015 | : Shawn Ley, Local 4 Reporter,
    DETROIT - The Detroit fire commissioner has fired an EMT who refused to help a baby when she was just minutes away from the home. Commissioner Edsel Jenkins said Ann Marie Thomas's employment with the Detroit Fire Department has been terminated. "Today, we conducted an appeals hearing, which Ms. Thomas requested. After reviewing all of the facts of this incident, I have determined that the appropriate course of action is to terminate Ms. Thomas' employment with the Detroit Fire Department effective immediately," said Jenkins in a statement released Wednesday.
  • Detroit EMT Fired after Refusing to Help Baby

    06/25/2015 12:39:16 PM PDT · by Mad Dawgg · 78 replies
    JEMS.com ^ | Jun 25, 2015 | Shawn Ley
    DETROIT (WDIV) -- The Detroit fire commissioner has fired an EMT who refused to help a baby when she was just minutes away from the home. Commissioner Edsel Jenkins said Ann Marie Thomas's employment with the Detroit Fire Department has been terminated. "Today, we conducted an appeals hearing, which Ms. Thomas requested. After reviewing all of the facts of this incident, I have determined that the appropriate course of action is to terminate Ms. Thomas' employment with the Detroit Fire Department effective immediately," said Jenkins in a statement released Wednesday. A frantic supervisor ordered the veteran medic to get to...
  • Hope' poster artist Shepard Fairey faces arrest in Detroit

    06/25/2015 9:50:17 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | June 25, 2015 | NICK GASS
    The street artist who created the “Hope” poster that came to symbolize President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign faces felony charges in Detroit for allegedly tagging properties that he did not have permission to graffiti. According to the Detroit Free Press, street artist Shepard Fairey has a warrant out for his arrest on two counts of malicious destruction of property and faces up to five years in jail and possibly more than $10,000 in fines. The warrant for Fairey’s arrest was filed last Friday and first reported on Wednesday.
  • Detroit police issue arrest warrant for artist behind Obama ‘Hope’ poster

    06/25/2015 12:33:00 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 25, 2015
    Detroit police have issued an arrest warrant for the artist who created the famous “Hope” poster in support of President Obama during the 2008 election, it was revealed Wednesday. The Detroit Free Press reported that Shepard Fairey faces two felony counts of malicious destruction of property. The warrant was filed Friday. Police claim that Fairey caused about $9,000 in damage while he was in Detroit to complete a commissioned mural. The charges carry a maximum penalty of up to five years in jail, as well as fines that could exceed $10,000. …
  • The UN Is Conquering America through the Control of All Water ( Detroit, then .. )

    06/22/2015 8:32:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 6-22-2015 | Dave Hodges
    Do you remember when Detroit when bankrupt and resident Obama refused to intervene in order to help Americans in a beleaguered American city? This was both baffling and maddening to the American people. After all, this "hope and change" resident promised to fundamentally transform America. Little did we realize that the Detroit bankruptcy would open the floodgates to the total foreign control of American's most precious resource, namely water, where the UN has gained a significant foothold in Detroit and its influence is spreading across the country. When Obama refused to help Detroit's bankruptcy and its ensuing water crisis, subsequent...
  • Mass Shootings In West Philadelphia and Detroit (Vanity)

    06/20/2015 8:01:22 PM PDT · by windcliff · 16 replies
    Nine shot one dead in Detroit and 7 shot in West Philadelphia. No Confederate Flag in sight.
  • 1 Dead, 9 Others Shot at Detroit Block Party

    06/20/2015 10:02:26 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 56 replies
    ABC News/AP ^ | 6-20-2015 | AP
    One person was killed and nine others wounded Saturday night when someone opened fire at a neighborhood block party on a basketball court in Detroit, police said. Asst. Police Chief Steve Dolunt said a 20-year-old man was killed. He was not being identified while relatives were informed. Another man was critically injured and eight others, five men and three women, were listed as seriously injured
  • US: VW and Audi try to impose diesel engines

    06/19/2015 1:35:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 47 replies
    www.inautonews.com ^ | June 18, 2015 | By Aurel Niculescu
    Germany’s VW AG has a mixed situation in the US – on one hand its luxury stablemate Audi is thriving and posting record sales each month, while on the other hand the mass-market brand is suffering. The company is a powerhouse in Europe, where it’s the largest automaker and thanks to China has also achieved the status of the second biggest carmaker in the world. Among the issues lie the fact that in the US the mass-market car brand VW has been sliding while the rest of the market is going up and the fact that Audi is indeed posting...
  • Living in Detroit Surprisingly expensive

    06/19/2015 2:15:44 AM PDT · by Cronos · 23 replies
    The Economist ^ | 4 Feb 2015 | DK
    DETROIT may be one of the only cities in the rich world where it is possible for someone on a fairly modest income to buy a street. At the edges of Boston-Edison, a historic district of gorgeous old houses built as one of the city’s first wealthy suburbs, so low has the cost of housing fallen that fairly grand houses can be acquired simply for the cost of back property taxes. ..Chief among the costs that are higher in Detroit is transport. One of the reasons people who live in Manhattan don’t mind paying so much for housing is that...
  • [Homesnacks.net claims: ] These Are The 10 Most Dangerous Places in Michigan

    06/17/2015 4:15:14 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 73 replies
    Homesnacks.net ^ | June 16, 2015 | Nick Johnson
    1. Benton Harbor 2. Muskegon Heights 3. Detroit 4. Benton Charter Township 5. Harper Woods 6. Flint 7. Highland Park 8. Flint Township 9. Jackson 10. Muskegon
  • Michigan's Drop in Unemployment is Historic

    06/17/2015 11:11:26 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 16 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/15/2015 | Tom Gantert
    In a recent editorial, the Detroit Free Press’ Stephen Henderson criticizes policymaking that was supposed to spur job creation, saying that instead “the unemployment has creeped down at alarmingly slow rates.” ForTheRecord says: The drop in the state's unemployment rate from 14.9 percent in June 2009 to 5.4 percent in April 2015 has been among the quickest and steepest drops in Michigan going back to 1976, which is the farthest back comparable monthly data is available. In October 1982, the state's unemployment rate was 16.5 percent. It took the state until December 1988 to get unemployment down to 6.9 percent,...
  • 'Crock-Pot Killer' Gets 23 Years for Deadly Political Spat

    06/15/2015 5:09:37 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 38 replies
    Northville Patch ^ | June 15, 2015 | Beth Dalbey
    A Detroit woman dubbed the “Crock-Pot killer” after she fatally bludgeoned her longtime friend with a slow cooker in an argument over politics was sentenced Monday to at least 23 years in prison. Tewana Sullivan, 51, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to second-degree murder charges last month in connection with the death of Cheryl Livy, 66, in Livy’s Livonia apartment on Oct. 22, 2014. She received the minimum sentence possible, and could have faced up to 50 years in prison. Sullivan’s attorney, John McWilliams, said the two women were arguing over the 2016 race for president. Sullivan had a blood-alcohol...
  • Poll: Was it improper for Missouri Gov.Nixon to accept a $50,000 donation from UAW

    06/15/2015 3:03:57 PM PDT · by ncfool · 17 replies
    St. Louis Business Journal ^ | June 15, 2015 | St. Louis Business Journal
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon received a $50,000 donation from the United Auto Workers international headquarters in Detroit days after his June 4 veto of a bill that would stop employers from having workers pay union dues as a condition of employment.
  • Detroit woman wounded in shootout with home invaders (she won)

    06/10/2015 2:54:34 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 29 replies
    Click on Detroit ^ | 06/10/2015 | Charles Jackson
    A Detroit woman defended herself with gunfire early Tuesday morning when a group of men broke into her home. The woman, .., said she was jolted awake around 2 a.m. when one of the men broke through her bedroom window of her home on Whitehill and pointed a gun in her face. Three or four more men followed behind. “I was able to get to my gun. They didn’t know I had it. By that time, it was just gunfire,
  • Jeb Bush: We will lose our liberties if we control the border

    06/05/2015 6:29:32 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 73 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/5/15 | Pedro Gonzales
    Jeb Bush made a series of astonishing remarks about immigration Wednesday. Actually, his comments were not so much about immigration as they were about illegal aliens. First he said he wanted to repopulate Detroit with illegal aliens. It just seems to me that maybe if you open up our doors in a fair way and unleashed the spirit of peoples' hard work, Detroit could become in really short order, one of the great American cities again," Bush said then. "Now it would look different, it wouldn't be Polish...But it would be just as powerful, just as exciting, just as dynamic....
  • Charged With Domestic Violence And Assault, (Mich RAT) State Senator Virgil Smith Returns To Work

    05/31/2015 11:53:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    CBS Local ^ | 5/26/15
    **SNIP** The 35-year-old Smith is charged with felonious assault, felony firearm, domestic violence assault and battery, and malicious destruction of personal property on accusations he fired as many as ten shots at ex-wife’s parked Mercedes-Benz during a domestic dispute early in the morning of Sunday, May 10, outside his Detroit home. While Smith has not been asked to resign, the leader of the Michigan Senate has said he should give “serious consideration” to whether or not he can still serve his constituents. In a statement out May 12, the day charges were filed against Smith, Republican Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof’s...
  • How Ty Cobb Was Framed as a Racist

    05/31/2015 2:27:32 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Post ^ | 5/31 | Kyle Smith
    The two things everyone knows about Ty Cobb are that he was a phenomenal baseball player and that he was the worst racist ever to play the game. But one of these things is mostly wrong. Cobb, the first player voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the holder of more than 90 records upon his retirement and still the pace-setter with a .366 lifetime batting average, could be rude, but not nearly as nasty as you think. And far from being the most notorious racist in baseball history, he was an early and vocal supporter of integrating the big...
  • Dem Senators: Importing 65,000 Syrians is a “National Security Imperative” [Muslims]

    05/27/2015 3:46:29 PM PDT · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/26/15 | Daniel Greenfield
    Democrats have a very different understanding of national security than Americans.Americans think we should improve national security by keeping ISIS in. Democrats think importing the Syrian Civil War here is a national security imperative.They warn us that, “We cannot expect countries hosting Syrian refugees to continue shouldering such a disproportionate burden if the United States and other industrialized countries do not begin resettling many more Syrian refugees.”It’s as if Jordan and Lebanon are doing us some kind of favor by ‘hosting’ their own fellow Arab Muslims.Besides we didn’t take in Jews during WW2. Now we have to make up for...
  • Detroit Police Chief: I Wouldn’t Gas Up in the City Late at Night Unless I Had To

    05/27/2015 9:31:05 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 42 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/27/2015 | Jim Hoft
    A man was shot dead at a Detroit gas station late at night on Tuesday. The man was trying to flee a carjacking while he was filling up with gas. Video at https://youtu.be/sjzbu_t89E4Detroit Police Chief James Craig told reporters Tuesday he wouldn’t gas up in Detroit late at night unless he had to.
  • Famed Detroit Jazz Trumpeter Marcus Belgrave Dies at 78

    05/24/2015 5:39:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Sunday, May 24, 2015 | Jeff Karoub
    Marcus Belgrave, a jazz trumpeter who graced stages and studios with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Cocker and Motown artists galore, died Sunday. He was 78. Belgrave died at an Ann Arbor care facility and the cause of death was heart failure, said Hazelette Crosby-Robinson, a cousin of Belgrave's wife Joan. Belgrave remained active on the Detroit and international jazz scenes up until his death. Born into a family of musicians in Chester, Pennsylvania, he started playing professionally at 12 and joined The Ray Charles Band in the late 1950s — what he once described as "the beginning...
  • A Shameless Train Of Thought - Dems Exploit Amtreak Crash

    05/20/2015 3:24:47 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Former White House Chief of Staff and currently mayor of Chicago, Rahm Emanuel, whose city is rushing to be the next Detroit after decades of big government excesses, once said that a crisis was a terrible thing to waste since it allows you to get things done you couldn’t get done in a saner atmosphere. The Amtrak derailment outside Philadelphia is the latest case in point. Never mind that the Antrak train that crashed outside Philadelphia, killing seven, was being driven at 106 miles per hour around a curve that was designed for 50 or that the “positive train control”...
  • Let Syrians Settle Detroit (NY Times editorial alert)

    05/18/2015 10:05:25 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 14, 2015 | David D. Laitin and Marc Jahr
    Detroit, a once great city, has become an urban vacuum. Its population has fallen to around 700,000 from nearly 1.9 million in 1950. The city is estimated to have more than 70,000 abandoned buildings and 90,000 vacant lots. Meanwhile, desperate Syrians, victims of an unfathomable civil war, are fleeing to neighboring countries, with some 1.8 million in Turkey and 600,000 in Jordan. Suppose these two social and humanitarian disasters were conjoined to produce something positive. Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan, a Republican, has already laid the groundwork. [Snip] Grants from the federal government and from philanthropic foundations would be needed...