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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Pangea Piercing owner announces ‘final closing’ after continued protests

    12/07/2018 12:47:48 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | December 6, 2018 | Ryan Stanton
    After months of criticism and protests, an embattled piercing shop owner says he’s closing for good. “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the final closing of PANGEA,” states a notice now posted in the window of Pangea Piercing, 211 E. Liberty St., in downtown Ann Arbor. “With organized Communists harassing my clients and attempting to doxx them, and a local media that’s all too comfortable taking rumors as facts, there’s just no way forward for me.” “It’s the official closing,” J.C. Potts, owner of the business that has operated on Liberty Street for nearly a decade, confirmed...
  • 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...
  • MI: Appellate Court Issues Mixed Ruling on Right to Carry at DeVos Place

    12/05/2018 5:23:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 December,2016 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2016, members of Michigan Open Carry (MOC) and Michigan Gun Owners (MGO) were manning a booth they had rented in the DeVos Place Convention Center. They were openly carrying holstered pistols, which has never been against the law in Michigan, except for a small number of restricted areas. While people with concealed carry permits may not carry a concealed firearm into a school, they may openly carry a holstered pistol in Michigan.  They can openly carry holstered pistols into the State Capitol.On Friday, May 26, 2017, Judge Joseph Rossi of the Kent County Circuit found for...
  • 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...
  • DC officer says department is massaging the numbers when it comes to violent crime

    12/04/2018 7:59:45 AM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    FOX 5 ^ | Dec 04 2018 | Marina Marraco
    Crime is an affliction that plagues all major cities. In the District, the past three years have seen an ebb and flow of violence ... But a close look at DC police crime stats reveals ... One veteran DC police officer is blowing the whistle on what he calls years of corruption and crime reclassification by the department. "If it's a burglary and someone enters the home, but nothing was taken they'll have us re-classify it as Unlawful Entry which brings the crime down from a felony to a misdemeanor ... Felonies are reported to the FBI – the Uniform...
  • Human skull found in flowerpot outside Detroit church

    12/04/2018 7:44:49 AM PST · by ETL · 19 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 4, 2018 | Greg Norman
    A Detroit parishioner walking out of a mass Sunday made a startling discovery – a human skull lying inside one of the church’s flowerpots. The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office was working Tuesday to identify the remains found at the Greater Marion Chapel. The skull – which is missing its jaw – was discovered resting on top of the potted soil just outside the church’s front doors. Police said the skull has no clear identifying clues. "They thought it was like a Halloween [decoration], something that was left over that someone might have placed there," Rev. Joseph Blankenship told Fox2Detroit. "Not...
  • 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...
  • Thousands moved out for a new GM factory; now it's closing

    11/30/2018 5:59:21 AM PST · by george76 · 80 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 26, 2018. | David Shepardson;
    General Motors Co on Monday pulled the plug on the Chevrolet Volt hybrid and the Detroit-Hamtramck Assembly plant that builds it, both examples of a costly gamble that is not paying off. GM’s widely touted factory of the future, forced on a town desperate for jobs and hailed decades later by former resident Barack Obama, is set to wind down over the next few years, leaving beleaguered Hamtramck wondering what happened. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan said at a news conference Monday that he told GM chief executive Mary Barra Monday that “we moved thousands of people out of that neighborhood...
  • Boy toy or girl toy? Lawmakers want to end gender classification of fast-food toys

    11/28/2018 5:59:58 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 51 replies
    TV 13 ABC On Your Side ^ | November 28, 2018 | John hogan
    LANSING, MI - Should restaurants still offer "boy toys" and "girl toys" when serving up chicken nuggets and fries? More than a dozen Michigan lawmakers say no. A House Resolution introduced Wednesday, Nov. 28 urges food establishments and franchises to stop gender classification of kid’s meal toys. State Rep. Leslie Love, D-Detroit, is the primary sponsor. The resolution has 14 co-sponsors. “Often, the designated ‘boy toys’ are action figures or building toys; typically in primary colors, whereas ‘girl toys’ are often stuffed animals and are usually in a pastel color scheme,’’ the resolution states. “This is a significant issue as...
  • 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 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...
  • 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....
  • GM to slash up to 14,000 jobs in North America

    11/26/2018 9:14:44 AM PST · by Coronal · 38 replies
    AP News ^ | November 26, 2018 | Tom Krisher and Rob Gillies
    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors will lay off up to 14,000 factory and white-collar workers in North America and put five plants up for possible closure as it restructures to cut costs and focus more on autonomous and electric vehicles. The reduction includes 8,100 white-collar workers, some of whom will take buyouts and others who will be laid off. Some U.S. factory workers could transfer to truck or SUV factories that are increasing production.
  • Meet the New Willard, Same as the Old Willard

    11/25/2018 9:12:36 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 26 replies
    PJ. Media ^ | November 24,2018 | MICHAEL WALSH
    Having served some time in non-elected office purgatory, Willard Mitt Romney, Republican of Michigan Massachusetts New Hampshire California Utah, the man who blew the 2012 presidential election against a very beatable Barack Hussein Obama, is back in action: made little secret that he intends to use his outsize profile as senator. Prior to the election, he backed an array of Republican candidates in races up and down the ballot. The question is which GOP candidates Romney's PAC will back -- besides Mitt. Although Trump flirted with Romney when he was shopping for a secretary of state, there is little love...
  • Two Michigan doctors are CLEARED of female genital mutilation charges as federal judge [tr]

    11/21/2018 4:16:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 89 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 21, 2018 | Jessa Schroeder
    A federal judge dismissed charges Tuesday against two doctors and six others involved in the genital mutilation of nine girls at a Detroit clinic, and also declared a US law banning the practice unconstitutional. US District Judge Bernard Friedman dismissed mutilation and conspiracy charges against Dr. Jumana Nagarwala, who performed the surgery, and Dr. Fakhruddin Attar, who allowed his clinic in Livonia, Michigan, to be used for the procedure. The same charges were dismissed against Attar's wife, Farida, and Tahera Shafiq, who assisted in the procedure, as well as four women who tricked their daughters into going to the suburban...