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  • MUSLIM CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR COMES UNHINGED OVER SHARIA

    05/17/2018 7:56:34 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 29 replies
    Front Page ^ | 5/17/2018
    Says to GOP opponent: 'You may not hate Muslims, but Muslims definitely hate you!' Video @ link: Michigan's first-ever Muslim candidate for governor, Dr. Abdul al-Sayed, took a shot at fellow gubernatorial candidate Patrick Colbeck on Thursday that some Republicans are saying was below the belt. Colbeck, speaking at a candidate's forum in East Lansing, expressed his concerns about Sharia law and the extremist Muslim Brotherhood's tactic of civilization jihad. Colbeck took exception with an article he says was planted last month by Sayed supporters at the left-wing website Buzzfeed, which painted Colbeck as a fringe extremist using "unfounded conspiracy...
  • Detroit's 105.1 The Bounce says it won't play Kanye West songs anymore (#MuteKanye 'movement')

    05/03/2018 2:01:36 PM PDT · by ethom · 55 replies
    Detrot Metro News ^ | Thu, May 3, 2018 at 9:55 AM | By Lee DeVito
    Detroit hip-hop station 105.1 The Bounce says it's pulling Kanye West songs off of its Morning Bounce playlist following a recent string of erratic episodes from the rapper, including West saying he believes slavery was a "choice." The station made the announcement on its Facebook page on Thursday morning. "We feel like Kanye has gone too far with his latest statement declaring that 'slavery was a choice.' We are over it," the station wrote on Facebook. "We don't want to hear Kanye's music, we don't want to play Kanye on our show, we don't want to talk about Kanye anymore....
  • Baltimore students score near bottom in reading, math on key national assessment

    04/10/2018 8:16:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 4/10/2018 | Liz Bowie
    Baltimore City students scored near the bottom in reading and math compared to children in other cities and large urban areas on an important national assessment given in 2017. In fourth- and eighth-grade reading, only 13 percent of city students are considered proficient or advanced. In fourth-grade math, 14 percent were proficient and in eighth-grade math 11 percent met the mark, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, a federally mandated test from the U.S. Department of Education... That put the Baltimore ahead of only Detroit and Cleveland, and sometimes ahead of Milwaukee and Fresno, Calif. — areas of...
  • NRA board member Ted Nugent: ‘Mushy-brained’ Parkland shooting survivors ‘have no soul’

    03/31/2018 9:01:31 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    miamiherald.com ^ | 3/31/2018 | Matthew Martinez
    Ted Nugent went on a conservative radio show Friday evening and lobbed another round of insults at the most outspoken survivors of the Valentine’s Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. During his guest spot on The Joe Pags Show, hosted by Joe Pagliarulo and syndicated from WOAI in San Antonio, Texas, the NRA board member was asked why the “media” had turned on the NRA. “The level of ignorance goes beyond stupidity. Again, the National Rifle Association are a bunch of American families who have a voice to stand up for our God-given constitutionally...
  • Former UAW official Nancy Johnson charged in alleged FCA bribery scheme

    03/21/2018 12:46:39 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 19 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | March 21, 2018 | Dave Bartkowiak Jr.
    DETROIT - A former senior ranking United Automobile Workers (UAW) official is accused of taking part in a conspiracy in which she and other union officials accepted a stream of concealed payments and things of value from FCA executives. Nancy A. Johnson, of Macomb Township, allegedly took part in this bribery scheme with FCA executives in the months leading up to the 2015 collective bargaining negotiations, according to the United States Attorney's Office....... Johnson is accused of illegally accepting tens of thousands of dollars worth of designer clothing, golf resort fees, limousine services, lavish meals, luxury accommodations, luggage, and first-class...
  • Financial State of the Cities 2016

    03/17/2018 9:16:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    Truth in Accounting ^ | January 24, 2018
    Truth in Accounting .. based on fiscal year 2016 comprehensive annual financial reports .. found that 64 cities do not have enough money to pay all of their bills, and in total, the cities have racked up $335.4 billion in unfunded municipal debt. ... Government reports are lengthy, cumbersome, and sometimes misleading documents ... taxpayers and citizens deserve easy-to-understand, truthful, and transparent financial information from their governments. ... to balance the budget, elected officials have not included the true costs of the government in their budget calculations and have pushed costs onto future taxpayers. ... TIA was unable to rank...
  • Good Monday Moanin’

    02/26/2018 7:00:48 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-26-18 | MOTUS
    The Detroit Free Press once had a columnist by the name of Bob Talbert. He wasn’t a deep thinker but he was deeply beloved for his down home (he originally hailed from South Carolina) take on things and his humor – back when writers for that rag were still allowed to be apolitical and funny. Bob Talbert: Detroit Free Press columnist 1968-1999At one time he wrote 7 days a week, but at the time of his premature death in 1999 his column was a must-read Monday thru Friday and the first column of the workweek was dubbed Monday Moanin’ Out...
  • It's not just homicides that have increased in Baltimore — commercial robberies are up 88 percent

    02/24/2018 8:40:32 AM PST · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Baltimore Sun ^ | Feb. 21, 2018 | Jessica Anderson
    While the three-year spike in violent crime in Baltimore draws most of the attention, business owners across the city have suffered a similar increase in commercial robberies. Such crime has risen 88 percent in the last five years, from 560 commercial robberies in 2013 to more than 1,000 last year. Business owners are also complaining of threats outside their stores: drug dealing, intimidation, stabbings and shootings. They’re fighting back with security measures — guards, surveillance cameras, door buzzer systems — moving out of the city or, in some cases, shutting down altogether. “Our members are very concerned,” said Cailey Locklair...
  • Police Chief Says Some Detroit Teachers Should Be Armed

    02/23/2018 4:11:48 PM PST · by george76 · 13 replies
    WWJ ^ | February 23, 2018 | Greg Bowman
    In the wake of this month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Detroit Police Chief James Craig said he is open to the idea of some teachers being armed with guns in classrooms. “Certainly, there should be a very thorough vetting process,” ... “When I talk about vetting, I mean someone who is trained, someone who is responsible, the rigors associated with someone in a school environment. It could be an ex-military, ex-police officer; some of those folks are teachers, as an example.” Craig likened the vetting process to that of airlines following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in that...
  • USA Today names Baltimore 'the nation's most dangerous city' (Liberalism works alert)

    02/20/2018 3:33:46 AM PST · by Zakeet · 56 replies
    Baltimore Sum ^ | February 20, 2018 | Justin Fenton
    Baltimore’s highest-ever per capita homicide rate in 2017 also made it the deadliest big city in the country, USA Today reported Monday. Though official data from the FBI won’t be available until later in the year, USA Today reviewed the homicide rates in the nation’s 50 largest cities and Baltimore came out on top. The 342 homicides the city experienced in 2017 were a 17 percent increase over the prior year, and translated to a rate of 56 killed per 100,000 people. That easily outpaced New Orleans and Detroit, which both had about 40 killings per 100,000 people, according to...
  • Trump hails GM's decision to shut South Korea plant

    02/13/2018 10:54:27 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies
    Korea Times ^ | 2018-02-14
    Trump hails GM's decision to shut South Korea plant WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday hailed General Motors Co.'s decision to shut down a plant in South Korea, saying the carmaker will now "move back" to Detroit. GM announced the same day that it will close one of its four car assembly plants in South Korea by the end of May due to lower demand for its vehicles. The move came as part of the Detroit-based automaker's broad restructuring program across the world. "GM Korea company announced today that it will cease production and close its Gunsan plant...
  • Low income workers march in Detroit for $15 minimum wage

    02/12/2018 4:49:40 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 21 replies
    Kim Russell ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2018 | WXYZ.COM
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - On this day in history, 50 years ago, black sanitation workers marched in Memphis protesting unsafe working conditions and low wages. Protesters marked the day by marching in front of a McDonald's in Detroit. Low income workers including cooks, cashiers, janitors, and hospital workers marched with their supporters from the Martin Luther King Jr Memorial park— to the McDonald’s on West Grand Boulevard in Detroit. “We hope to have our voices heard and have some of our needs meet, so we can make it in society in this economy,” said Darrell Bonner, Lead Custodian Detroit Public Schools...
  • POLICE: Man kills three women, wounds three officers before taking his own life

    02/12/2018 4:51:48 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 12 FEBRUARY 2018 | WXYZ.COM
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - Around 10:30 Sunday night 62-year-old Patricia Wilson, and her sister, Barbara, walked up to their niece's house on Lamont Street to try to handle some sort of issue the niece was having with her live-in boyfriend, Lance Smith. LIVE BLOG: 3 Detroit police officers shot, 3 women killed after barricaded gunman situation But before Patricia and Barbara could even get to the house, police say Smith opened fire on the two sisters. Patricia's husband, Freddie Wilson, an off-duty officer for Detroit Public Schools Police, was on his way up to the location when he heard the shots.
  • Flash of Light and Shockwave in Detroit are

    01/16/2018 5:36:21 PM PST · by freedomson · 111 replies
    At about 8:20 pm Tuesday January 16, 2018 Did any of you Detroit freepers see that flash of light followed about two minutes later with a window rattling shockwave?
  • Ford Goes 'All In' on Electric Cars With $11 Billion Investment

    01/15/2018 12:58:38 PM PST · by cp124 · 149 replies
    Industry Week ^ | 1/15/2018 | cp124
    Ford Motor Co. will more than double spending on electrified vehicles, amplifying its investment in a segment that the auto industry sees growing from what’s now just a fraction of the market. The carmaker will shell out $11 billion bringing 40 electrified vehicles to market by 2022, Jim Farley, president of global markets, said during a presentation at the Detroit auto show. That’s up from the $4.5 billion that Ford said in late 2015 it would invest through the end of the decade. “This $11 billion you’re seeing, that means we’re all in now,” Executive Chairman Bill Ford told reporters...
  • Tax cuts drive business back to the Motor City

    01/14/2018 7:49:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    Fiat Chrysler will make Ram trucks in Michigan instead of Mexico beginning in 2020, and the company says this will mean 2,500 extra jobs at the plant in Warren, Detroit’s largest suburb. While this isn’t the first bit of good economic news in the wake of big corporate tax cuts Republicans just passed, it’s the one that cheers us the most, because it best reflects the way lower corporate taxes work. The key is not bigger profits but increased competitiveness. *snip* More companies will set up more business in the U.S., because it’s now easier to compete by doing so....
  • Marine JAILED After Shooting Armed Home Invader

    01/12/2018 7:06:24 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 11, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    A Marine is behind bars for defending himself and his family from an armed thug. It was an ordinary evening for Joey Nelson. He was at home with his fiance, their 3 week old child, and a couple of friends. Then, all of a sudden, they were startled by violent pounding on the front door, and someone trying to force their way in. Nelson grabbed his gun and told the thug to leave. That’s when things turned violent. snip Michael Wilson, the criminal shooter who started the shootout. He is now considered the “victim” after shooting at Nelson and his...
  • People Openly Promoting Murder Of Police In Florida

    01/06/2018 6:29:34 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 81 replies
    themaven ^ | GinnyReed
    The Clay County Sheriff's Office said that there's nothing they can do. Orange Park, FL - Attention is being drawn to an unknown man or men who have been holding "Kill A Cop" signs in Orange Park. The signs are being held by the men near schools, and one witness is concerned, according to WJAX. Janice Gibson said she saw the man with the sign at the corner of Moody Avenue and Filmore Street on Monday, Dec. 18, and she took photos of the man. “People need to know about this. Its in my back yard. To me that’s not...
  • Customers Of Six Detroit Restaurants Warned To Get Hepatitis A Vaccinations

    01/05/2018 11:01:21 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies
    PJMedia ^ | 1-5-2017 | Paula Bolyard
    Detroit area is dealing with a significant Hepatitis A outbreak. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) reports 630 known cases in Southeast Michigan in 2017, twenty of them resulting in death. There were 150 cases diagnosed in the city of Detroit alone last year. Public health officials are especially troubled by the number of food handlers who have been infected with the disease. The Detroit Health Department has been sending out alerts, warning the public about restaurants with infected food handlers. On October 30 they announced they were investigating two separate cases of Hepatitis A, one at...
  • Fear of ICE among reasons century-old Detroit church closing

    12/30/2017 2:31:16 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 52 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 30, 2017 4:48 PM EST
    After more than 100 years, a Roman Catholic church in Detroit is closing, partly because Hispanics who worship there fear immigration agents. The final Mass at All Saints Church will be celebrated Sunday on Detroit’s southwest side. The congregation of 300 families will be encouraged to attend St. Gabriel, a nearby church. […] [The pastor at St. Gabriel, the Rev. Marc] Gawronski said there has been an increase in raids and enforcement by federal immigration agents in the community. Immigration agents have an “informal agreement that they have affirmed that they will not go into churches and not hassle people...