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  • Detroit’s Black Firefighters Back White Recruit Fired over ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon

    10/12/2017 6:51:56 AM PDT · by Lera · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Oct 2017 | Ben Kew
    A group of black firefighters from Detroit are backing their white colleague after he was fired on his first day for bringing a “racially insensitive” watermelon to work. Robert Pattinson, 41, was fired after introducing himself to his fellow firefighters by bringing in a watermelon with a pink bow on top as part of workplace tradition of new recruits bringing in a gift for fellow employees on their first day on the job. *snip* However, a number of black firefighters from the same department reacted to the incident with a big show of support for Pattinson, describing him as an...
  • Detroit Firefighter Fired for Bringing ‘Racially Insensitive’ Watermelon to Work

    10/08/2017 7:14:13 PM PDT · by Lera · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8 Oct 2017 | Katherine Rodriguez
    A Detroit firefighter was fired before he officially began his first day on the job for bringing a watermelon to work. Robert Pattison, 41, introduced himself to his fellow firefighters at Engine 55 at the corner of Joy and Southfield in Detroit by bringing a welcome gift, WJBK reported. Second Battalion Chief Shawn McCarty calls this welcome gift “a tradition” for Engine 55’s firefighters. “It’s not mandatory, it’s voluntary,” he said. “You come in bearing gifts. The usual gift is doughnuts, but you are allowed to bring whatever you want to bring in.” Pattison, who was a probationary firefighter, decided...
  • Detroit firefighter fired for bringing watermelon to station

    10/07/2017 2:14:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 175 replies
    DETROIT (WJBK) - Fired before he officially started. Last Monday, 41-year-old Robert Pattison went to introduce himself to his fellow firefighters at Engine 55 at Joy and Southfield in Detroit. Second Battallion Chief Shawn McCarty calls it a tradition for firefighters. by Taboola Sponsored Links Ad Content U.S. Trust: The Growth of Wind Power & Its Economic Affects From U.S. Trust The States Most Affected by Rising Sea Levels Zillow "It's not mandatory, it's voluntary," he said. "You come in bearing gifts. The usual gift is doughnuts but you are allowed to bring whatever you want to bring in." photo...
  • Black, Fat And Muslim: Detroit Model Doesn’t Mind Making People Uncomfortable

    09/29/2017 4:47:45 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 60 replies
    CBS ^ | 9-28-17 | Zahra Huber
    “I’m fat, I’m black, and I’m very visibly Muslim, this is going to make some people angry, and it’s going to empower some,” Vernon told WWJ Newsradio 950’s Zahra Huber. Vernon had some doubts before making the video, as she knew that she would receive a lot of negative comments. She changed her mind, and decided she wanted to “show people stuff that’s never been done before, by a person who looks like me. I’m going to be super true, super raw, super high-fashioned with it, to basically make you see it,” said Vernon. She admitted that she lacked self-confidence,...
  • Detroit regains its crown as most violent large city in America, overtaking St Louis

    09/26/2017 12:09:41 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 47 replies
    FULL TITLE.... Detroit regains its crown as most violent large city in America, overtaking St Louis, according to new FBI data Detroit was America’s most violent big city in 2016, according to the latest government data released on Monday  The Motor City experienced more murders last year than Los Angeles even though the latter’s population is four times that of the formerDetroit police, however, say that the FBI's data is flawed and that the city actually experienced a decrease in violent crime Among the most violent cities, Detroit is followed in order by St. Louis; Memphis; Baltimore; and Wilmington, Delaware  The...
  • Trump supporter planning protest, fan boycott at Lions game

    09/25/2017 10:46:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | September 25, 2017 | Perry A. Farrell
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2017/09/25/brian-pannebecker-trump-supporter-lions-protest-michigan-freedom-to-work-president-donald-trump/700073001/
  • Even the national anthem singer is kneeling

    09/24/2017 1:50:13 PM PDT · by sparklite2 · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 24, 2017 | David K. Li
    Local singer Rico Lavelle belted out “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the Detroit Lions’ home game against the Atlanta Falcons at Ford Field on Sunday, then paused for a moment between the final words “home of the” and “brave.” In that second, he dropped to his right knee and raised his left hand in a fist — reminiscent of the defiant black-power salute of US Olympic track stars John Carlos and Tommie Smith at the 1968 Games to protest racism. After belting out the final note, Lavelle lowered his lead and lifted his right hand — with the microphone — in...
  • Kid Rock sounds off on Confederate flag, anthem controversies: 'Pay no attention to the garbage'

    09/11/2017 10:58:29 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 9 replies
    ap/foxnews ^ | 9/11/17 | Sasha Savitsky
    Kid Rock says his critics are "Wasting Time." The rocker shared a lengthy response to recent criticism about his upcoming concerts in Detroit saying the backlash to his use of the Confederate flag at concerts is politically motivated. "Pay NO attention to the garbage the extreme left is trying to create! (and by
  • How Chicago is morphing into Detroit in one easy lesson

    09/10/2017 12:14:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/09/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    My heart is breaking for Chicago, and for all Americans, as one of our greatest cities crumbles before our (and the world’s) eyes. I don’t see any way out of the vicious circle of political corruption, irrevocable pensions obligations overwhelming tax revenue, vanishing public services, and a decline in civil order leading toward a third world level of crime.  As a result, the city consumes itself, strangling business and entrepreneurship, and killing off precious assets. Now, comes a story that captures it all in one heart-rending example. Sam Cholke of DNAChicago writes: BRONZEVILLE — Chicago’s top-rated bed and breakfast...
  • Detroit Bus Drivers Expose Deplorable Working Conditions: Rodents, Bed Bugs, Spitting And Assaults

    09/07/2017 5:17:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 26 replies
    WWJ ^ | September 7, 2017
    Detroit bus drivers say they’re fed up working in deplorable conditions — with primitive seating, daily assaults from passengers and bug-infested coaches — and they’re demanding the city take action. The drivers say their working conditions are disgusting — they have no choice but to breathe diesel fumes, passengers verbally abuse and spit on them, and they’re forced to dodge roaches, bed bugs and rodents. Those are just some of the complaints
  • Inside the NYC schools critics call ‘failure factories’

    09/03/2017 9:26:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NYP ^ | September 2, 2017 | Susan Edelman
    They are the schools Mayor de Blasio doesn’t mention. At 32 city elementary and middle schools, the average English-math proficiency rate on state exams has not exceeded 10 percent of students for four years in a row. Seventeen of these schools — which enroll nearly 10,000 kids — have been part of the mayor’s signature Renewal program, which has spent $582 million on teacher training, social services and an extra hour a day of instruction. Four did so poorly that the city Department of Education closed them in June. ... Families for Excellent Schools, a pro-charter-school group that analyzed the test...
  • Maryland imam bankrolled purchase of weapons for jihad massacre inside U.S.

    08/24/2017 10:45:48 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 21 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | Aug 24, 2017 | Robert Spencer
    “The imam said he frequently gives money to needy people, particularly former members of his mosque.” Yes, the jihadi for whom he was buying the weapons was very needy. He needed to kill some Infidels. “Feds link Detroit terror suspect to ISIS supporter,” by Robert Snell, Detroit News, August 22, 2017: Detroit — Federal prosecutors Monday linked Sebastian Gregerson to a Virginia man who threatened to commit a domestic terror attack in support of the Islamic State. The link was revealed in a 47-page federal court filing that more fully describes ties between Gregerson and like-minded associates, including a radical...
  • Marines Fitness Instructor Puts Kate Upton Through Her Paces

    08/22/2017 7:33:59 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 44 replies
    us news and world report ^ | Aug. 22, 2017, at 5:33 p.m. | MIKE HOUSEHOLDER, Associated Press
    The U.S. Marines put supermodel Kate Upton through her paces on Tuesday during a workout in Detroit to promote the upcoming Marine Week celebration in the city. Upton struggled a bit at the end, but was able to complete the training routine that involved a series of aerobic exercises and running as her fiance, Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, watched from afar. Upton joined several other Tigers players' wives and significant others in the session at Wayne State University's athletic complex that was led by Gunnery Sgt. Sara Pacheco, a Marine Corps fitness instructor. "It was (a) very hard workout,"...
  • Slight, 61-Year-Old Musician with Carry Permit, Shoots Big Teen Robber

    08/21/2017 1:06:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 30, 2017, a 61-Year-Old, mild mannered musician, Darius Summers, walked down to the local gas station for a cup of coffee. He had recently obtained a concealed carry permit. Darius is not a large man.A local miscreant “made” Darius, and saw that Darius was armed. He decided that he would rob Darius of his gun. It was a terrible mistake in the victim selection process. The store video shows what happened. It did not turn out well for the large, armed, thuggish teenager. Darius lulled the suspect into a false sense of security. Then he accessed his...
  • Illinois has 63,000 government workers making over $100K

    08/06/2017 8:04:48 PM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | July 27, 2017 | Joe Kaiser
    High-priced government workers cost taxpayers in Illinois $10 billion a year, with municipal managers in areas surrounding Chicago reaping the most benefits. Illinoisans are struggling under the highest property taxes in the nation, a declining population and the nation’s worst income growth, but one group is still doing pretty well – government workers. According to OpenTheBooks.com, Illinois has 63,000 public employees making more than $100,000, costing taxpayers $10 billion. These government workers range from auto pound supervisors to corrections nurses to junior college presidents and more. One of the most lucrative government fields is that of village and city managers,...
  • Half of mayoral candidates in Detroit have criminal past

    08/03/2017 6:36:40 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 3,2017 | AP
    DETROIT (AP) - Half of Detroit’s eight mayoral candidates have been convicted of felony crimes involving drugs, assault or weapons. Three of the contenders on next Tuesday’s primary ballot were charged with gun crimes, and two of them were charged for assault with intent to commit murder, a Detroit News analysis shows . Some of the offenses date back decades. The most recent was in 2008. Political consultant Greg Bowens says there are candidates in every election cycle with past hardships. “ Black marks on your record show you have lived a little and have overcome some challenges,” Bowens said....
  • How crazy would I need to be to move to Detroit?

    07/29/2017 10:37:51 AM PDT · by HiTech RedNeck · 252 replies
    Back in job market again after end of my current contract. I updated my listings (as a UNIX/LINUX C and C++ expert) on Dice and Monster the other day, and the phone began ringing off the hook. Well, one recruiter wants to know if I am interested in full time work, direct hire, in Detroit, for the process control of a steel mill whose business is reportedly burgeoning. This looks like a MAGA move to me, and the recruiter points out that it isn't all decay, there is rebuilding going on too. My rhetorical question: how crazy does a high...
  • 1967 Detroit Riots Begin (50th Anniversary Of Detroit Riots)

    07/23/2017 9:27:06 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    The 1967 Detroit Riots were among the most violent and destructive riots in U.S. history. By the time the bloodshed, burning and looting ended after five days, 43 people were dead, 342 injured, nearly 1,400 buildings had been burned and some 7,000 National Guard and U.S. Army troops had been called into service. --SNIP-- “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal. Reaction to last summer’s disorders has quickened the movement and deepened the division. Discrimination and segregation have long permeated much of American life; they now threaten the future of every American.”
  • The Detroit Riot, 50 Years Later

    07/21/2017 4:55:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2017 | Michael Barone
    Fifty years ago this weekend, a deadly urban riot began in Detroit. It started around 3:30 a.m., when police arrested 85 patrons of a blind pig -- an illegal after-hours bar -- in the midst of an all-black neighborhood that had been all-white 15 or 20 years before. The statistics are horrifying. Rioting went on for six nights, with some 2,500 stores looted and burnt, some 400 families displaced and property damage was estimated around $300 million in 2017 dollars. Forty-three people, many of them innocent bystanders, were killed. More than 1,000 people were wounded. The reality was even more...
  • Liz Warren sounds fundraising alarm over Kid Rock's potential Senate run

    07/14/2017 4:49:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 14, 2017 | Chris Cassidy
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is sounding the alarm with her Democratic base, warning a Senate run by Detroit bad boy Kid Rock could be the second coming of Donald Trump. The “Wasting Time” and “All Summer Long” rap rocker-turned-country singer tweeted on Wednesday that he’s running for U.S. Senate in Michigan. Although it’s been largely dismissed so far as a publicity stunt, Warren isn’t taking any chances with the longshot Republican. “I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right?” Warren wrote in an email blast with the subject line “Senator Kid Rock (R-MI).”...