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  • 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...
  • ‘This is not the way to go.’ Two intruders incinerated by 24,000 volts, police say

    12/29/2017 3:37:19 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 173 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | December 29, 2017 | Don Sweeney
    A Detroit utility worker responding to a reported power outage early Friday at a city lighting substation found a door to the building had been pried open. Then he found something much worse – the bodies of two men electrocuted by 24,000 volts after touching a transformer, reported WDIV. The bodies had been fused together.
  • MAGA – Make Art Great Again

    12/29/2017 6:06:05 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 12-29-17 | MOTUS
    Yesterday we went to an exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Art. It was a Claude Monet show exhibiting work from his time in Argenteuil where he developed his impressionistic style (Monet: Framing Life) in combination with a Frederic Church show of his paintings from his time spent traveling the Middle East (Church: A Painter’s Pilgrimage). The Monet show was small, but lovely.Rounded Flower Bed (Corbeille de fleurs), 1876, Claude MonetIt was blessedly free of social commentary, which cannot be said of the Church exhibit which contained subject matter and imagery that curators and art historians found to reek of...
  • Revealed: Federal agents found four preserved fetuses in their second trimester during Detroit...

    12/26/2017 10:18:15 AM PST · by Morgana · 12 replies
    DAILY MAIL UK ^ | Dec. 26, 2017 | Reuters and Regina F. Graham For
    FULL TITLE: Revealed: Federal agents found four preserved fetuses in their second trimester during Detroit raid of body broker's warehouse Federal agents discovered four preserved fetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show. The fetuses were found during a December 2013 raid of businessman Arthur Rathburn´s warehouse. The fetuses, which appear to have been in their second trimester, were submerged in a liquid that included human brain tissue. Rathburn, a former body broker, is accused of defrauding customers by sending them diseased body parts. He has pleaded not guilty...
  • Exclusive: Federal agents found fetuses in body broker's warehouse (Warning: Graphic Images)

    12/26/2017 6:50:59 AM PST · by mandaladon · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 26 Dec 2017 | John Shiffman, Brian Grow
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal agents discovered four preserved fetuses in the Detroit warehouse of a man who sold human body parts, confidential photographs reviewed by Reuters show. The fetuses were found during a December 2013 raid of businessman Arthur Rathburn’s warehouse. The fetuses, which appear to have been in their second trimester, were submerged in a liquid that included human brain tissue. Rathburn, a former body broker, is accused of defrauding customers by sending them diseased body parts. He has pleaded not guilty and his trial is set for January. How Rathburn acquired the fetuses and what he intended to...
  • VIDEO: Detroit Christmas Toy Giveaway Devolves into Massive Brawl

    12/25/2017 11:54:47 AM PST · by bkopto · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/24/2017 | katherine rodriguez
    A Christmas toy giveaway in Detroit, Michigan, devolved into a massive brawl Saturday night, leading to the arrest of one woman, police said. WXYZ reports that the brawl took place at the Tower Center Mall on Detroit’s west side Saturday around 7 p.m. after a crowd gathered to attend a toy giveaway for inner-city children. Several hundred people gathered inside the building before the fights broke out. Police said they deployed strike force units to tame the crowd once it got unruly. The event’s organizer, John Cromer, said he did not intend for his event to become violent. “People are...
  • Abortion Protester Wins Key Ruling Against Detroit Suburb

    12/23/2017 8:16:37 AM PST · by simpson96 · 4 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | 12/22/2017 | Staff
    <p>CENTER LINE, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered a Detroit suburb to stop interfering with an abortion protester who displays a sign with images of aborted fetuses.</p> <p>Michael Mattia sued the city of Center Line after police told him his sign was disturbing the peace on a “psychological level.” He says his free speech rights were violated while he was on a sidewalk near a busy intersection.</p>
  • Roseville council says ‘no' to MDOT for overnight work on I-696

    12/22/2017 7:11:01 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Macomb Daily ^ | December 17, 2017 | Micth Hotts
    When state construction crews begin work on westbound Interstate 696 in Roseville this spring, they’ll have to knock off the noise at some point in the night. The Roseville City Council recently rejected a request by the Michigan Department of Transportation to work 24 hours a day, seven days week on the $90 million project. “We are worried about the peace and quiet of our residents who live near the freeway as they are trying to get to sleep at night,” said Mayor Pro Tem Jan Haggerty. MDOT plans to shut down the entire span of westbound I-696 from Interstate...
  • Outbreak Alert: Hepatitis A Continues To Worsen In Michigan

    12/18/2017 10:57:44 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 12-18-2017
    More than 600 Hepatitis A cases have been reported in Southeast Michigan as the outbreak continues to ravage the communities. Public health officials are continuing to see these numbers elevate, and warn that it will continue to worsen as we approach the holidays. According to Voice News, more than 80 percent of those who have contracted the highly contagious liver disease have required hospitalization. Another 20 people have died after becoming infected with the virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that symptoms can be mild or severe depending on the health of the person who contracts the...
  • A Conyers Civil War In Detroit's Dirty Dynasty

    12/07/2017 3:06:28 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    After spending almost 60 years in Congress as a politician and a staffer, Rep. John Conyers II has to decide which of his many relatives to pass Michigan’s 13th congressional district to. It’s like King Lear, if Shakespeare’s fictional monarch had been forced to step down after groping a woman in church. The 13th is a very nice district to inherit. Conyers has won it by 77%, 79% and 82%. Fidel Castro couldn’t ask for better elections. Whichever Conyers clan member gets it will be staying in Congress for 60 years. And will inherit Rep. Conyers’ government Cadillac Escalade. The...
  • Rep. Conyers won't seek re-election after current term, family member says

    12/05/2017 7:23:34 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 24 replies
    ABC ^ | December 5, 2017 | By Karma Allen KATE HODGSON
    Currently facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, veteran Congressman Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., will not run for re-election in 2018, according to a family member who now plans to run for his seat. Interested in Sexual Harassment Ian Conyers, 29, the grandson of Rep. Conyers’ brother, confirmed the news by phone with ABC News early Tuesday. Ian Conyers, a Michigan state senator, said his uncle plans to make a formal announcement at 10 a.m. on the Mildred Gaddis radio show. The New York Times was first to report the story. “He is not resigning. He is going to retire,” Ian...