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  • iPhone Manufacturer Wants To Create Tens Of Thousands Of US Jobs (Foxconn)

    06/23/2017 10:03:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    KGTV-TV ^ | June 22, 2017 | Casey Mendoza and Grant Suneson
    In a move that will likely make the Trump administration really happy, a major manufacturer is shifting jobs from China to the U.S. Foxconn, the company known for making iPhones and other big-name gadgets, plans to invest $10 billion in a production plant in the U.S — specifically somewhere in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana or Texas. The plant could create up to 50,000 new jobs. President Trump hinted at this deal in June while visiting Wisconsin for his "workforce development" tour. "Just backstage, we were negotiating with a major, major, incredible manufacturer of phones and computers and televisions,"...
  • Michigan airport stabbing an 'act of terrorism', says FBI

    06/22/2017 8:08:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies ^ | 2017-06-22
    The FBI is investigating as an "act of terrorism" a knife attack on a Michigan airport police officer Wednesday by a man yelling "Allahu Akbar." The stabbing at Bishop International Airport, in the city of Flint, comes amid a wave of jihadist-inspired attacks in Europe, most recently a foiled bomb assault at a train station in Belgium. US officials identified the suspected assailant, who is in custody and cooperating with investigators, as a 49-year-old Canadian resident from Quebec named Amor Ftouhi. "We're investigating this incident today as an act of terrorism," FBI special agent David Gelios told a news conference,...
  • Dem Congresswoman Blames Flint Stabbing by Man Yelling "Allahu Akhbar" on "Demonization"

    06/21/2017 4:39:11 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 66 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Asked to comment on the stabbing of a police officer at the Flint, Michigan airport by a man yelling "Allahu akbar," Democrat Rep. Debbie Dingell says "we've really got to do something about the demonization that's leading to these kind of incidences." Dingell's district includes Dearborn, the US city with the highest proportion of Arab-Americans.
  • Michigan Cop Stabbed by Man Screaming “Allahu Akbar” — Motive Unknown

    06/21/2017 3:36:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | June 21, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay. So a cop gets stabbed at the Flint, Michigan, airport. The assailant shouts “Allahu Akbar,” and officials say they’re still searching a motive. They’re not quite sure. They’re not ruling out terror in the attack on the cop, stabbed in the neck at the Flint, Michigan, airport. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Okay, now in Michigan the authorities there are saying it’s an isolated incident, the Michigan cop stabbing at the Flint airport. And here is what’s going on here. The authorities — have you noticed this? Seemingly after every one of these attacks the perp was on a watch...
  • Terrorist' knifeman shouting 'Allahu Akbar' repeatedly stabs cop in the neck at Michigan airport

    06/21/2017 11:06:57 AM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 113 replies
    UK Mail ^ | JUne 21, 2017 | Ashley Coleman
    The FBI is investigating the stabbing of a police officer at Flint, Michigan's Bishop Airport as a 'possible act of terror'. A Canadian man yelling 'Allahu Akbar' repeatedly stabbed the officer including in the neck at the airport on Wednesday morning. The saying means 'God is great' in Arabic, and is often shouted by Islamic terrorists before attacks or suicide bombings. The police officer involved in the incident has been identified as Lieutenant Jeff Neville, who is retired from the Genesee County Sheriff's Department. Sources told WJRT that Neville was at his post at the top of a set of...
  • Feds Investigating Attack on Officer at Flint Airport as Act of Terror; Attacker Yelled ‘ALLAH

    06/21/2017 10:09:25 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 37 replies ^ | 6/21/17 |
    Full Title......................Feds Investigating Attack on Officer at Flint Airport as Act of Terror; Attacker Yelled ‘ALLAH AKBAR’...................The FBI is investigating the stabbing of a police officer at a Flint, Michigan airport as a possible act of terrorism. The officer, identified as Lt. Jeff Neville, is in critical condition after being stabbed in the neck at Bishop International airport. The Canadian born suspect was shouting “Allahu Akbar” during the attack, witnesses said. The unnamed male suspect was taken into custody alive.
  • Flint Bishop Airport evacuated after police officer apparently stabbed in neck

    06/21/2017 7:33:34 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 31 replies
    MLive ^ | June 21, 2017 | Dominic Adams
    FLINT, MI -- A police officer has been injured at Bishop Airport. A witness told MLive he saw a man detained near a knife and an officer on his knees and bleeding from the neck. The airport's Facebook page says the airport is being evacuated as police investigate, and that all passengers are safe. People planning to fly from Bishop today are asked to contact their airline for potential cancelations or delays.
  • Chicago Public Schools borrow $275 million at sky-high interest rate

    06/20/2017 7:22:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | 06/19/2017 | Lauren FitzPatrick and Fran Spielman
    The Chicago Public Schools will pay 6.39 percent — an extraordinary interest rate by short-term lending standards — to borrow $275 million it needs to make a mandatory payment for retiree pensions before a June 30 deadline. That’s more than four times the interest rate a typical government would pay on the same borrowing deal ... It’s yet another sign of the dire financial condition of the nation’s third-largest public school system, which for months has had a “junk” credit rating from Wall Street financial institutions. CPS officials secured the $275 million on Monday from J.P. Morgan. It’s the final...
  • Michigan judge and ex-lover, a policeman, accused of perjury by murderer

    06/19/2017 7:55:44 PM PDT · by polymuser · 2 replies
    WXYZ TV Detroit ^ | March 24, 2017 | Jim Kiertzner
    LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich (WXYZ) - Livingston County Judge Theresa Brennan and her former lover, Michigan State Police Lt. Sean Furlong, are accused of perjury after giving depositions in the judge’s divorce. Her estranged husband, Donald Root, claims in court documents that he kept her cell phone records and they show they talked several times before they admit to having an affair during a murder trial that the judge presided over and the detective testified as the lead investigator. That double trial was during 2013. Jerome Kowalski was convicted and sentenced to life in prison by Judge Brennan. The documents say...
  • Officials Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis

    06/14/2017 7:15:46 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 16 replies
    Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette charged five officials with involuntary manslaughter Wednesday over their handling of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. The officials presided over a failure to maintain the safety of the city’s water supply, resulting in widespread lead poisoning among Flint children and 12 deaths connected to an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease. HuffPost Arabi Australia Brasil Canada Deutschland España France Greece India Italia Japan Korea Maghreb México Québec South Africa United Kingdom United States AdChoices POLITICS 06/14/2017 09:14 am ET | Updated 9 hours ago Officials Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter For Flint Water Crisis Nick Lyon, head...
  • Health chief, 4 others charged with manslaughter in Flint

    06/14/2017 12:41:33 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies ^ | 6/14/17 | David Eggert /ap
    Five people, including the head of Michigan's health department, were charged Wednesday with involuntary manslaughter in an investigation of Flint's lead-contaminated water, all blamed in the death of an 85-year-old man who had Legionnaires' disease. Nick Lyon is the highest-ranking member of Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's administration to be snagged in a criminal investigation of how Flint's water system became poisoned after officials tapped the Flint River in 2014. Lyon, 48, the director of the Health and Human Services Department, is accused of failing to alert the majority-black population about an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in the Flint area, which...
  • Carjacking Video Shoot Gets Too Real As Police Respond And Shots Fired

    06/13/2017 9:16:30 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 19 replies
    WWJ Detroit ^ | 6-11-2017
    DETROIT (WWJ) – A music video shoot in Detroit goes awry after Detroit police roll up on the scene believing it was a carjacking in progress. Police say they received several calls Saturday afternoon of what appeared to be a carjacking of an Aston Martin on Six Mile Road in Detroit. When police arrived, the men explained they were shooting a music video. Police say they had no record of permits to film, so officers thought it was an actual robbery and started shooting at two men who appeared to be holding guns. Fortunately, none of the three shots fired...
  • Michigan Adds Connected Car Upgrades to I-75

    06/10/2017 7:13:20 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    HDT Trucking Info ^ | May 23, 2017 | HDT Trucking Info
    The Michigan Department of Transportation has begun work on a vehicle-to-infrastructure communications project, in which 3M will provide lane markings, smart sign technology and dedicated short-range communication devices for a three-mile stretch of I-75, according to a report from ITS International. Once these items are installed, the Oakland County stretch of highway will allow the testing of advanced vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communications. The construction project is expected to take about four months to finish.Michigan is emerging as one of the leaders in V2I and vehicle-to-vehicle communications research and adoption. V2I communications involve the wireless exchange of critical safety and operational data between vehicles...
  • Government Officials Try To Ban People Who Hold 'Wrong' Beliefs

    06/10/2017 7:49:17 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 10, 2017 | George Leef
    America’s hyper-politicization continues to grow apace. We now find public officials who regard themselves as “progressive” attacking citizens who don’t happen to agree with every aspect of their agenda (i.e., state regulation of just about everything). A revealing case like that has just surfaced in Michigan. Steve Tennes owns a farm (called The Country Mill) in the small town of Charlotte in south-central Michigan. He grows a variety of fruit and for years has been trucking some of it to sell in the public Farmers Market in East Lansing, about twenty miles away. The buying and selling of produce used...
  • Preacher who 'influenced' London attacker Khuram Butt is 'still loose'

    06/08/2017 4:06:06 PM PDT · by Garvin · 10 replies
    Sky News ^ | 08 June 2017 | Hannah Thomas-Peter
    Neighbours of the radical preacher who reportedly influenced one of the London terror attackers have told Sky News of their concern that he is "still loose".
  • Michigan House passes bills allowing concealed pistol carry without a license

    06/07/2017 5:11:50 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 40 replies
    Mlive ^ | 6-7-2017 | Emily Lawler
    LANSING, MI -- Michiganders would no longer need a concealed pistol license to carry a concealed pistol under legislation approved by the Michigan House of Representatives on Wednesday. House bills 4416 through 4419 strike the requirement that a Michigander have a license to carry a concealed weapons. People banned from possessing firearms would be banned from carrying them as well. The bills also reduce penalties for certain infractions relating to carrying a pistol without proper identification or disclosure as well. Rep. Michele Hoitenga, R-Manton, is a sponsor of one of the bills. She and other sponsors refer to the bills...
  • Dearborn cleric reportedly involved in radicalization of London stabbing attacker

    06/05/2017 8:17:27 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 37 replies
    DEARBORN, Mich. - A Dearborn cleric known for his YouTube presence was reportedly involved in the radicalization of one of the attackers who killed seven people and injured dozens of others in a London stabbing. Investigators identified the attackers as Khuram Shazad Butt and Rachid Redouane. Neighbors said they reported Butt to authorities at least twice when he tried to convert their children to radical Islam. Dearborn-based religious leader Shaykh Ahmad Musa Jibril is renowned among anti-terror sources as a favorite Imam of ISIS fighters, including one of the terrorists who carried out the attack in London over the weekend....
  • Linda Sarsour Has Raised $80K For Anti-Muslim Hate Crime That Allegedly Did Not Happen

    06/05/2017 7:49:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/5/17 | Chuck Ross
    Activist Linda Sarsour has raised more than $80,000 for a Somali woman who claims she was attacked by a white man in a hate crime, but there’s much more to the story, the two people accused of the hate attack tell The Daily Caller.Sarsour started the fundraiser for Rahma Warsame, a 40-year-old single mother who lives in Columbus, Ohio, who says she was attacked on Saturday night by a white man while defending a friend.Sarsour, a leader in the pro-Palestine cause who has come under fire for her sympathetic views on sharia law, posted a picture of Warsame in the...
  • Farmer Barred From Michigan Farmer’s Market for Refusing to Host Lesbian Wedding at His Orchard

    06/05/2017 1:11:12 PM PDT · by drewh · 33 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | june 5 2017 | Matt Miller
    Stephen Tennes, of Country Mill Farms in Michigan, has sold his produce at the East Lansing Farmer’s Market for seven years. When he was asked by a lesbian couple to host their marriage on his farm, he politely refused and expressed his support for traditional biblical marriage. Due to the interpreted homophobic nature of his response, he was contacted by the city of East Lansing Michigan and asked to decide “voluntarily” to withdraw from the city’s farmer’s market. Via Breitbart: “In a statement, the city of East Lansing said the farmer’s decision not to host a same-sex wedding violated a...
  • Will this man seeking to lead Michigan be America’s first Muslim governor?

    06/04/2017 10:33:31 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 60 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | May 12, 2017 | Marcus Gee
    Abdul El-Sayed played football at his suburban Detroit high school. He was pretty good, so he was always double-teamed. In his first game after the 9/11 attacks, opposing players hurled insults at him. “Go home.” “Raghead.” That sort of thing. In the blink of an eye, he recalled, “I went from being a chubby kid with a funny name to being a very stigmatized minority.” Naturally, he was angry. He took a swing at one of the taunters. “The coach pulled me out of the game and said, ‘Listen, you’re going to be Abdul El-Sayed for the rest of your...