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  • Groups suing to block state funds for private schools

    03/21/2017 7:37:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 24 replies
    DELTA TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Public school advocates are suing to block the state of Michigan from helping private schools with the cost of complying with state requirements such as immunization reporting and safety drills. The lawsuit will be filed later Tuesday in the Court of Claims. The Michigan Association of School Boards and groups representing school administrators and others said at a news conference that spending $2.5 million in the current state budget on nonpublic schools is unconstitutional.
  • Obama Economist Can’t Spin Trump Jobs Data

    03/21/2017 7:07:49 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 21, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Lisa D. Cook, a Michigan State economist who served on President Obama's Council of Economic Advisors (CEA), took sharp aim at her old boss's successor in an appearance at the Center for American Progress (CAP) on March 15, 2017. "I was waiting to see what they did when the first jobs report came out," she said at CAP. "They embraced it." She went on to claim that "during the campaign, she was horrified that Bureau of Labor Statistics statisticians were under attack." Actually, one thing she did not do was to compare the numbers in the latest jobs report with...
  • Trump’s EPA Grants Flint $100 Million To Fix Broken Water System

    03/19/2017 7:46:30 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 22 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/18/17 | Chris White
    The Environmental Protection Agency awarded Michigan $100 million to help replace Flint’s badly eroded and damaged water infrastructure. The funding was provided by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 and enables the beleaguered city to replace its decaying lead water pipes. Michigan is providing the required 20 percent match of $20 million. The fix is part of the Trump administration’s goal of updating the country’s water infrastructure, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said Friday in a press statement. “The people of Flint and all Americans deserve a more responsive federal government,” he said. “EPA will especially focus...
  • LIVE STREAM (12:15 p.m.): President Trump arrives in Michigan for big speech 3/15/2017

    03/15/2017 6:46:14 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 48 replies
    Click On Detroit ^ | 3/15/2015 | Dave Bartkowiak Jr.
    DETROIT - President Donald Trump is set to visit the Detroit area on Wednesday. The White House said the President will be making remarks at the American Center for Mobility in Ypsilanti. READ: President Trump expected to discuss fuel economy during Michigan visit Air Force One is scheduled to arrive at Detroit Metro Airport about 12:15 p.m. Wednesday. Trump is expected to make remarks at the American Center for Mobility about 2:20 p.m. LIVE STREAM (12:15 p.m.): President Trump arrives in Michigan -- watch here LIVE STREAM (2:20 p.m.): President Trump speaks in Ypsilanti, Michigan
  • 4 local students carrying pro-Trump signs suspended following confrontation (Michigan)

    03/14/2017 7:37:35 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 19 replies
    ABC News WZZM ^ | 3/9/2017 | David Bailey
    <p>GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Four students at Grand Rapids Christian High School were suspended for two days after holding signs supporting President Donald Trump's immigration policies.</p> <p>The students who were disciplined made signs that read "Trump" and "Build the Wall". Video the 13 Watchdog team obtained shows the teenagers attempting to pose for pictures in front of a banner “Immigrants are a Blessing Not a Burden." The video shows a teacher rushing over to stop them after each pulled a piece of paper out of their pockets intending to be signs.</p>
  • USDA Threatens To Shut Down Farm For Conservative Article In Break Room

    03/10/2017 5:30:09 AM PST · by markomalley · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 3/10/17 | James Gottry
    Maybe it’s just nostalgia talking, but the slaughtering, processing, packaging, and distribution of animals used to be so much simpler.For hundreds of years, the meat-packing industry bore the responsibility for transforming Bessie the Cow into carnivores’ favorite source of protein, and more recently the Food Safety and Inspection Service inspectors of the U.S. Department of Agriculture ensured that the finished product was “safe, wholesome, and correctly labeled and packaged.”Not so anymore. Due to agency rules issued during the Obama era, FSIS inspectors enjoy expanded duties, including monitoring facilities for any “disrespectful” or “insult[ing]” communication (no, not among the animals). Should they uncover...
  • Restaurant Tells American Legion Officers to Remove Vests

    03/09/2017 2:15:58 PM PST · by Strac6 · 73 replies
    KENTWOOD, Mich. — American Legion officers say they were told they weren't permitted to wear their affiliated jackets at a Dave & Buster's in Michigan because they showed evidence of gang affiliation. Victor Murdock and Adrienne Brown of the American Legion Riders Post 179 out of Grandville say they were told they couldn't wear their vests inside the Kentwood restaurant. The vests have patches of the American flag, the Prisoner of War flag and a bald eagle. The Texas-based company said in a statement that the group was asked to remove the jackets or turn them inside out because the...
  • Hate Crime Hoax: Michigan Snowflake Scratched Own Face with 'Safe Space' Safety Pin

    03/08/2017 6:49:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 41 replies
    PJ Media ^ | March 7, 2017 | Debra Heine
    A 21-year-old woman from Ann Arbor, Michigan, pleaded guilty to making a false report after she fabricated a fake hate crime following the election of President Trump. Halley Bass originally told the police that a strange man had pricked her face with a pin in downtown Ann Arbor on Nov. 15., but in reality, she had scratched herself with her own "safe space" safety pin after "becoming upset" in her women's literature class at the University of Michigan.
  • Had Hillary Won, Granholm And Not DeVos Would Be Prepping for Confirmation

    03/07/2017 11:05:41 AM PST · by akalinin · 18 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | Jan. 10, 2017 | DEREK DRAPLIN
    A new report suggests that former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm would have been a top candidate for secretary of education in Hillary Clinton’s cabinet had the Democratic nominee won the presidential election. Mike Allen of the recently launched news site Axios reported on Tuesday that Clinton had prepared her “ghost cabinet” list before Election Day. Granholm also was listed as the second choice for attorney general if sitting Attorney General Loretta Lynch were not retained by a Clinton administration. John Sexton, former president of New York University and former board member of the Federal Reserve, was listed second as...
  • Michigan to offer prize in fight against invasive Asian carp

    03/05/2017 9:05:27 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 107 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | March 5, 2017 | Chris Ehrmann
    Faced with the threat that Asian carp could enter the Great Lakes, Michigan is turning to the public for new ideas and plans to offer a prize to whoever comes up with a way to stop the voracious fish. Michigan's global search challenge comes after the U.S. government and others have spent hundreds of millions searching for a solution to stop the carp from entering the world's largest freshwater system. If they aren't stopped, officials fear the aggressive fish will crowd out prize native fish and hamper recreational boating in large sections of the lakes...
  • US Mosque Honors Islamic Assassin Who Murdered Pakistani Governor: "He Was Not A Terrorist"

    02/24/2017 4:17:24 PM PST · by ReformedMedia · 5 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 02-24-2017 | Tim Brown
    As I reported earlier, the town of Sterling Height bowed to government tyranny and Islamic supremacism in approving the building of a mega-mosque in the middle of a community of Christians who fled Iraq to escape genocide.  This story is just one of many in which mosques are promoting the very ideology of Muhammad and jihad.  A Maryland mosque has been exposed for honoring an Islamic assassin as a saint. Judicial Watch reports: A mosque situated about an hour’s drive from the nation’s capital recently held a ceremony to honor a radical Islamist who murdered a beloved political figure in...
  • ICE confirms four 'illegally in U.S.' detained in Ypsilanti [Michigan]

    02/24/2017 7:49:48 AM PST · by GonzoII · 23 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | February 23, 2017 | By Martin Slagter
    YPSILANTI, MI - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirmed that officers took four individuals "who were illegally in the United States" into custody on Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Ypsilanti. ICE Spokeswoman Rachel Yow said the targeted enforcement took place Wednesday morning, in a statement to The Ann Arbor News. "ICE Enforcement and Removal (ERO) officers conducted targeted enforcement actions in the area of Ypsilanti on Wed. morning, Feb. (22)," Yow said in a statement. "During the course of action, ERO officers encountered multiple persons who were illegally in the United States. Four individuals were taken into custody and are currently...
  • UMich students demand no-whites-allowed space to plot ‘social justice’ activism

    02/23/2017 7:02:55 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 46 replies
    The College Fix ^ | 2/23/17 | Mason Clark
    .....activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.” The demand is one of several lodged by “Students4Justice,” who this month ratcheted up campus demonstrations to pressure administrators....
  • Frightened Christians lose battle over U.S. mega-mosque [Sterling Heights, MI]

    02/23/2017 2:45:06 AM PST · by huldah1776 · 12 replies
    World News Daily ^ | Feb 22, 2017 | Leo Hohmann
    In the end, the Iraqi Christians of Sterling Heights, Michigan, say they felt abandoned and left vulnerable by their government. snip*** The city on Tuesday night agreed to a settlement with a Muslim group that wants to build a mega-mosque on 15 Mile at Mound Road, in the heart of a residential area filled with Christians who escaped Muslim persecution in Iraq. snip*** The city planning commission had denied the mosque permit in September 2015, but nearly a year later the mosque sued the city claiming discrimination. In December 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice joined in with a similar...
  • Mega-mosque being forced on Christian refugee community

    02/22/2017 6:08:16 AM PST · by detective · 10 replies
    WND ^ | 02/20/2017 | Leo Hohmann
    A city of 130,000 people in southeastern Michigan is under the gun of Islamic pressure following its denial of a mega-mosque in a residential neighborhood populated largely by Christian refugees who fled Islamic persecution in Iraq. Sterling Heights already has two mosques, but a third, the American Islamic Community Center, applied for a permit and was rejected after it was determined its proposed use was incompatible with the residential area. Too much traffic, too little parking, the city planning commission decided by a 9-0 vote against the mosque in September 2015. But in December, the mosque sued the city and...
  • SECURING THE NEXT 100 YEARS- Selfridge Air National Guard Base

    02/22/2017 4:47:56 AM PST · by equaviator · 5 replies
    MIF35.org ^ | February 21, 2017
    (paragraph text copied from website) Brigadier General John D. Slocum, Selfridge Air National Guard Base commander, discusses why basing the F-35 at Selfridge is the most strategic and economical choice for our county, state, and nation. find video at http://mif35.org Selfridge ANGB is perfectly positioned for basing the F-35 Lightning II. When you factor together our strategic location to international borders, Michigan's network of Military & National Guard resources, and our existing first-class infrastructure, Selfridge is the most operationally effective location that also gives our tax payers the most bang for their buck. THE MICHIGAN NETWORK Selfridge Air National Guard...
  • THOUSANDS IN DETROIT CHANT ‘ALLAHU AKBAR’ AS LOUIS FARRAKHAN HOLDS MASSIVE JEW-HATING RALLY

    02/20/2017 10:10:30 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 60 replies
    nowtheendbegins ^ | FEBRUARY 19, 2017 | Geoffrey Grider
    The Nation of Islam had its annual gathering in Detroit over the weekend and thousands of attendees chanted “Allahu Akbar” as Louis Farrakhan made his way onto the stage. During his appearance at Joe Louis Arena, Farrakhan denounced Jews and told them they are not God’s “chosen” people. “I want to disabuse the Jews today of the false claim that you are the chosen of God — that Israel or Palestine belongs to you,” he said. “I want to disabuse you of that. I’m going to tell you about your future. You that think you have power to frighten and...
  • Michigan Has Thousands of Crumbling Dams Pose Dangers

    02/17/2017 5:13:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    UpNorthLive ^ | Wednesday, February 15th 2017
    Michigan has thousands of aging and under-maintained dams that could pose localized risks. The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality tells the Detroit Free Press that all but six of the state's 88 potential high-hazard dams are approaching 50 years old, the average engineered life span for a dam. The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Michigan a D grade on the condition of its dams in 2009, saying more than 90 percent of the state's nearly 2,600 dams would reach or exceed their design life by 2020.
  • Sen. Nugent? Motor City Madman mulls 2018 Senate run

    02/17/2017 1:57:34 PM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2017 | Sasha Savitsky
    "I'm always very interested in making my country and the great state of Michigan great again and there is nothing I wouldn't do to help in any way I possibly can," Nugent told The Daily Caller. ... "There's a lot of excitement here in Michigan and we think Ted Nugent would be a great candidate to win against Debbie Stabenow," Anderson said. She said of Rock, "I think [Kid Rock] would be awesome," adding she would not "be surprised if there was a movement for him to run."
  • The founder of Little Caesars discreetly paid Rosa Parks' rent for years

    02/16/2017 9:23:11 AM PST · by detective · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | 16 Feb 2017 | Catherine Garcia
  • Kid Rock Eyed as Potential Senate Candidate

    02/15/2017 9:28:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    Rollcall ^ | Feb 14, 2017 | Nia Prater
    The rocker's name was reportedly dropped at a Michigan Republican party convention - See more at: http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/kid-rock-eyed-as-potential-senate-candidate#sthash.BH4lUWoE.dpufA surprising name has been thrown out as a potential Republican contender for Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow’s Senate seat next year: Kid Rock. The rocker’s name came up as a possible candidate at a Michigan Republican Party convention last weekend. There have been no official decisions announced as of yet. Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert Ritchie, once said he tended to vote Republican but qualified himself as “more libertarian” to Rolling Stone in 2013. But he has supported several major Republican candidates....
  • Video: Bangor teachers, staff play game of 'marry, kill' about students

    02/15/2017 7:25:09 AM PST · by Elvina · 46 replies
    WZZM ABC 13 ^ | 2/14/17 | Andrew Krietz
    BANGOR, MICH. - A video showing a group of Bangor teachers and staff making inappropriate comments about students prompted a school secretary to resign. The commentary, heard in a six-minute video posted Monday, Feb. 13, to YouTube, shows a group of adults sitting around a table at the Bangor Tavern Bar and Grill. Such comments from seven involved Bangor Public Schools faculty include ratings of who they'd have sex with, marry, or kill.
  • Video shows Bangor teacher duct taping student in class

    02/15/2017 7:21:02 AM PST · by Elvina · 15 replies
    WWMT News Channel 3 ^ | 2/14/17 | Mike Krafcik
    BANGOR, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – More controversy is hitting the Bangor school system. On the same day two teachers resigned after video of school employees making inappropriate comments about students went viral, new video has surfaced of a Bangor High School teacher duct taping a student in class and there is now a criminal investigation underway. The school system confirmed that a teacher resigned Tuesday after admitting to duct taping a 16-year-old student in his desk. Police say the boy felt embarrassed and wants the teacher to be prosecuted. The video, taken by a student, shows the Bangor High School...
  • Prosecutors won’t file charges against Muslim student suspected of hate-crime hoax [UMich]

    02/14/2017 9:23:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 14, 2017 | College Fix Staff
    The Washtenaw County Prosecutors Office will not file charges against a University of Michigan student suspected by the Ann Arbor Police Department of a hate-crime hoax, an official with the office confirmed Monday to The College Fix. In November, a female University of Michigan student told police days after the election that a white man demanded she remove her hijab or he would set her on fire with a lighter, an allegation later deemed false by police. “This office has declined to authorize charges in that matter,” Steven Hiller, Chief Assistant Prosecutor, told The College Fix via email. “The office...
  • 10 Senate seats that could flip in 2018

    02/10/2017 8:19:49 PM PST · by bryan999 · 44 replies
    Democrats reeling from a devastating election face a daunting task: the 2018 Senate map. It favors Republicans in a big way. The GOP will be defending just eight seats, while Democrats must fight for 23 — plus another two held by independents who caucus with Democrats. What’s worse is the fact that many of the seats they must defend are in states won by Republican Donald Trump. Midterm elections for sitting presidents are historically challenging. Democrats in the Senate are hoping to find some political momentum for 2018 given the difficult playing ground. Here are 10 Senate seats that could...
  • Billionaire Little Caesars Pizza founder Mike Ilitch has died at 87

    02/10/2017 5:14:04 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 25 replies
    MLive ^ | February 10, 2017 | Danielle Salisbury
    DETROIT, MI - Little Caesars Pizza founder Mike Ilitch, the billionaire sportsman and champion for Detroit, died Friday at an area hospital. He was 87. "My father was a once-in-a-generation entrepreneur, visionary and leader, setting the tone for our organization and our family," his son and Ilitch Holdings Inc. President and CEO Christopher Ilitch said in a statement. "He made such a positive impact in the world of sports, in business and in the community, and we will remember him for his unwavering commitment to his employees, his passion for Detroit, his generosity to others and his devotion to his...
  • Mike Ilitch, owner of Tigers and Red Wings, dies at age 87

    02/10/2017 4:20:25 PM PST · by xp38 · 19 replies
    espn ^ | Feb. 10 2017 | espn
    Mike Ilitch, the owner of the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings, died Friday at age 87, his representatives confirmed. "My father was a once-in-a-generation entrepreneur, visionary and leader, setting the tone for our organization and our family," Ilitch's son Christopher, the president and CEO of Ilitch Holdings Inc., said in a statement released by the company. "He made such a positive impact in the world of sports, in business and in the community, and we will remember him for his unwavering commitment to his employees, his passion for Detroit, his generosity to others and his devotion to his family and...
  • [VOTER FRAUD] Early and often? 31 people voted twice in Michigan election

    02/09/2017 5:06:18 PM PST · by Synthesist · 35 replies
    AP ^ | 9FEB2017 | ED WHITE
    <p>DETROIT (AP) — At least 31 people could face criminal charges after voting twice in Michigan in the fall election, an official said Thursday.</p>
  • Muslim students say man urinated on prayer rug at University of Michigan

    02/09/2017 1:56:37 PM PST · by rdl6989 · 88 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 9, 2017 | Jessica Chasmar
    University of Michigan police are investigating a possible hate crime after a Muslim student reported seeing a man urinating on a prayer rug inside a reflection room at the Ann Arbor campus. Police said one of three people in the reflection room at Shapiro Undergraduate Library was reported to have urinated on a prayer rug Sunday afternoon, MLive.com reported. The individuals were gone when police arrived and facility staff were expected to clean the room, according to the University of Michigan Division of Public Safety and Security’s crime log.
  • In Hillsdale College, a ‘Shining City on a Hill’ for Conservatives

    02/01/2017 8:38:57 PM PST · by TBP · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 1, 2017 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    Hillsdale, a private college of 1,400 students in southern Michigan that describes itself as “nonsectarian Christian” and dedicated to “civil and religious liberty,” is scarcely known in many circles. But among erudite conservatives — think progeny of William F. Buckley Jr. — it is considered a hidden gem. What they admire is the college’s concentration on the Western philosophical and literary canon (sometimes disparaged as the Great Books of dead white men) and its reverent treatment of the American founding documents as the political culmination of that tradition — a tradition that scholars at Hillsdale say has been desecrated by...
  • University of Michigan offers sanctuary to Trump's list of 7 Muslim countries

    01/29/2017 6:40:29 PM PST · by markomalley · 42 replies
    Spero ^ | 1/29/17 | Martin Barillas
    The University of Michigan, which is taxpayer-subsidized, issued on January 28-29 to counsel students who are nationals of the seven countries targeted by President Donald Trump’s executive action that temporarily prohibits the admission of nationals of Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, while also ceasing to issue visas to them. In the January 29 statement, the university advised students who are citizens of the above countries that if they leave the US, they may not be allowed re-entry. Citizens of those countries must “understand that if you leave the United States - even in an emergency - you...
  • Four more women come forward claiming disgraced Team USA gymnastics doctor molested them..

    01/27/2017 6:55:19 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 5 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12717
    New plaintiffs suing Larry Nassar were between the ages of 10 and 17 when the sexual assaults occurred They all claim the disgraced Team USA gymnastics doctor molested them Nassar, 53, is already facing child pornography charges and abuse accusations Among his alleged victims are members of the 2000 US women's Olympic gymnastics team Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on Tuesday suspended Nassar's medical license to practice as an osteopathic physician Four more women have been added to a federal lawsuit that accuses a Michigan doctor from Team USA gymnastics of sexually abusing athletes. The complaint against Dr....
  • Fiat Chrysler Ready To Move Pickup Trucks From Mexico If Trump Plays Cards Right

    01/26/2017 9:13:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 26, 2017 | Joann Muller
    The chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said his company could quickly move production of Ram heavy-duty pickup trucks to Michigan from Mexico if President Donald J. Trump's "America First" economic plan provides enough incentives. "Properly motivated, it could be executed very quickly by FCA," possibly by 2019 or 2020, Sergio Marchionne told analysts during a conference call to discuss the company's record financial results for 2016. Automakers have been under pressure from the new Trump Administration to build more of their cars in the United States as part of the president's agenda to create more American jobs. But the...
  • Water Lead-Level Falls Below Federal Limit in Flint

    01/25/2017 9:35:51 AM PST · by Bryher1 · 14 replies
    NBC News ^ | Associated press
    LANSING, Mich. — Flint's water system no longer has levels of lead exceeding the federal limit, a key finding that Michigan state environmental officials said Tuesday is good news for a city whose 100,000 residents have been grappling with the man-made water crisis.
  • Black Lives Matter Street Theater @ The MLA

    01/25/2017 6:48:44 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 1 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | January 25, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    At the Modern Language Association (MLA) annual convention in Philadelphia this year, we got to see some of the "Creative Responses to Black Lives Matter." They included: • A filmed street theater presentation on "The Shooting of Africa," presented by Kimberly Welch of UCLA, and featuring actors with signs. • A group called #Justice for Flint, that did a rap & music video which featured such lyrics as "Flintstones, yabba dabba do is a negro spiritual" and "Ready for your poison, the girls and boys in…," which was presented by Elizabeth Anne "Betsy" Wheeler of the University of Oregon. •...
  • Ford CEO Mark Fields ‘Excited’ for Donald Trump ‘Renaissance in American Manufacturing’

    01/24/2017 12:11:53 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 24, 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    “I think as an industry, we’re excited about working together with the president and his administration on tax policies, on regulation, and on trade to really create a renaissance in American manufacturing,” Fields told reporters after the meeting, according to the Detroit News. Fields also praised Trump’s decision to kill former President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, pointing out that it failed to address currency manipulation.
  • Michigan Man Whose Drug Sentence Commuted By Obama Is Shot Dead

    01/24/2017 8:06:21 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 110 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | January 24, 2017 10:01 AM | staff
    SAGINAW (WWJ/AP) – A man whose drug-related prison sentence was commuted in November by President Barack Obama has been fatally shot at a federal halfway house in Michigan after two men with assault-style rifles sought him out, police said. Two men wearing masks went into Bannum Place in Saginaw on Monday night with plans to kill 31-year-old Damarlon Thomas, a former Saginaw gang member. Lt. David Kaiser said Thomas was shot several times by one of the men as some of the roughly two dozen people at the home were held at gunpoint.
  • A dispatch from the drive to stop sexual assault on campus. [tr] [War on Men]

    01/24/2017 6:47:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    The Bridge ^ | January 19, 2017 | Laura Berman
    The facts are largely undisputed: Two college students on summer break – he’s a sophomore; she, a freshman – make a date. It’s Memorial Day weekend, 2014, and their intentions are explicit. They meet and have sex – consensual, enthusiastic – when a passerby interrupts them. A few hours later, still together, the male student attempts to resume the sexual encounter. He reaches under her shirt to touch her breast. He stops immediately when she asks him to. They agree about these facts.
  • Seriously? Schools to black out Trump's inaugural address

    01/19/2017 3:01:10 PM PST · by jazusamo · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 19, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    Students at Independence High School in Williamson County, Tennessee, will not be allowed to watch President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration during class on Friday. Senior Olivia Roberts was so surprised by the ban she decided to write a Facebook post that has since gone viral: “To preface this, I am not one to post or debate anything political on Facebook but wanted to hear thoughts on this: I go to public school and we are not allowed to watch the inauguration tomorrow... Teachers are banned to show it. Teachers are also not allowed to discuss anything about politics or religions which...
  • Girl, 17, is charged with raping 19-year-old MAN at knifepoint

    01/19/2017 7:52:02 AM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/19/17 | Snejana Farberov
    A 17-year-old girl from Michigan has been charged with raping a young man at knifepoint.Lestina Marie Smith, of Saginaw Township, was arraigned on Tuesday on two felony counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.The charges stem from an incident that took place on January 11 in Saginaw Township involving Smith and a 19-year-old boy. According to the authorities, Smith pulled a knife on the victim and forced him to engage in oral and vaginal sex with her, reported MLive.com.
  • General Motors Plans at Least $1 Billion in Fresh U.S. Investment [TRUMP EFFECT]

    01/18/2017 10:18:14 AM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 6 replies
    wsj ^ | Jan. 16, 2017 7:53 p.m. ET | Mike Colias
    General Motors Plans at Least $1 Billion in Fresh U.S. Investment: Auto maker's move is expected to create more than 1,000 new jobs General Motors Co. this week will announce plans to invest at least $1 billion across several U.S. factories, two people familiar with the plan said, a move aimed at underlining its commitment to U.S. manufacturing jobs in the wake of President-elect Donald Trump's criticism of the auto maker's imports from Mexico. GM's announcement could come as early as Tuesday, the people briefed on the plan said. The company will cite a number... RELATED VIDEO General Motors says...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Road Trip: US Army Research<br>Detroit Arsenal, Michigan ~ 17 January 2017

    01/16/2017 6:02:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 133 replies
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        ~The FReeper Canteen Presents~ Road Trip: United States Army Research Detroit Arsenal, Michigan Home of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command Headquarters, the Detroit Arsenal  has played a vital role in our Nation’s defense since the start of World War II.  Located in Warren, Mich., the Detroit Arsenal sprang up seemingly overnight in 1940 with the single focus of producing medium tanks.  Today, the Detroit Arsenal remains ever vigilant as the host for organizations that provide over 70 percent of the systems used in the military.Home of the U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command...
  • Leaked audio attributed to Warren Mayor Jim Fouts compares black people to chimps

    01/16/2017 11:07:01 AM PST · by equaviator · 81 replies
    Fox2Detroit ^ | JAN 16 2017
    Warren Mayor Jim Fouts is once again under scrutiny after more offensive audio recordings were released by the independent journalist website Motor City Muckraker which are alleged to be of the mayor making disparaging comments about African American people and elderly women. The latest four recordings were obtained and released by Motor City Muckraker on Monday. In one of the recordings, a voice compares Black people to chimpanzees. In another recording, the voice ridicules a 60-year-old woman, calling her a "hag." You can listen to one of the recordings below. You can listen to the others on Motor City Muckraker....
  • Toyota's $10bn US investment seen as nod to Trump

    01/10/2017 5:22:48 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Nikkei Asian Review ^ | January 10, 2017 | Kazuyuki Okudaira
    DETROIT, U.S. -- Toyota Motor will invest $10 billion in the U.S. over five years to produce new models and boost productivity, the company president announced Monday, amid growing pressure from President-elect Donald Trump to create jobs in America. President Akio Toyoda spoke to reporters at the North American International Auto Show here, where he unveiled the new Camry sedan. Toyota plans to begin manufacturing the new model in Kentucky by the end of the year. Highlighting employment efforts, he stressed that the Japanese automaker has 136,000 workers in the U.S. and has invested $22 billion in the country during...
  • Roseville man gets $128 ticket for heating up car in own driveway

    ROSEVILLE, Mich. (WXYZ) - Did you know you could get fined for heating up your car? One man's parking ticket has gone viral, with thousands of views after he was ticketed for heating up his car in his own driveway. Taylor Trupiano says he's still shaking his head over a parking ticket he got on his own property. "I thought it was some kind of joke at first, and then I was thrown back by it," he said. "I was really surprised." The ticket was for leaving the keys in the ignition with the motor running and no one around....
  • Scuttled Ford plant has Mexico fearing more under Trump

    01/04/2017 1:21:47 PM PST · by springwater13 · 104 replies
    "Mexico loses thousands of jobs with no word on a clear strategy for confronting the next U.S. government which has presented itself as protectionist and, especially, anti-Mexican," the paper wrote. "Trump will try to recover as many U.S. companies that have set up in Mexico as possible. He will try to make them return at whatever cost, through threats or using public resources." "Ford's decision is indicative of what awaits the economies of both countries," the daily La Jornada said. "For ours a severe decrease in investment from our neighboring country, and for the U.S. a notable increase in their...
  • Ford cancels Mexico plant. Will create 700 U.S. jobs in 'vote of confidence' in Trump

    01/03/2017 8:47:52 AM PST · by MaxistheBest · 19 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 01/03/2017 | Heather Long and Poppy Harlow
    Ford is canceling plans to build a new plant in Mexico. It will invest $700 million in Michigan instead, creating 700 new U.S. jobs. Ford (F) CEO Mark Fields said the investment is a "vote of confidence" in the pro-business environment president-elect Donald Trump is creating. However, he stressed Ford did not do any sort of special deal with Trump. "We didn't cut a deal with Trump. We did it for our business," Fields told CNN's Poppy Harlow in an exclusive interview Tuesday. He said Ford did speak with Trump and vice-president elect Mike Pence this morning. Powered by SmartAsset.com...
  • Ford Cancelling Mexico Plant, Invest $700 million in MI expansion instead

    01/03/2017 8:05:42 AM PST · by rb22982 · 218 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1/3/2017 | CNBC
    Ford canceling plans for $1.6 billion plant in Mexico, investing $700 million in Michigan expansion instead
  • Decomposing body found in Detroit home by possible buyer, tenants didn't know it was there

    01/03/2017 2:35:05 AM PST · by ARGLOCKGUY · 43 replies
    Police say a prospective home buyer made a gruesome discovery Thursday afternoon when a mummified and badly decomposed body was found inside a car in the home. The home in the 19900 block of Spencer on Detroit's east side was up for sale. The prospective home buyer was walking through the home when they discovered a dust-covered car in the garage.
  • San Francisco grapples with growing crime, blight after years of liberal policies

    12/28/2016 7:59:15 AM PST · by george76 · 93 replies
    FoxNews ^ | December 27, 2016 | Tori Richards
    San Francisco.. stands as a profound example of the damage ultra-liberal policies can do. After 20 years of envelope-pushing changes to grow government and ease law enforcement, the once-shining City by the Bay has turned into a place where: Property crime runs amok. An online map is needed to track human feces on city streets. Discarded syringes are common sightings. Public urination is so widespread it has damaged subway elevators and escalators, building walls and power poles ... San Francisco has the dubious honor of being at or near the top of numerous national surveys tracking homelessness, the cost of...