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  • NASA experts point to Livingston County for potential meteorite discovery

    01/17/2018 9:36:12 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 11 replies
    The search for meteorites continues all over metro Detroit.  NASA experts point toward Livingston County to find them. Bill Cooke is the Meteoroid Environment Program Manager with NASA and he said the Doppler radar images show the meteorites from the meteor spotted on January 16 in Livingston County. “The meteorites should be just south of M-36 between Hamburg and Lakeland,” said Cooke. Cooke said Doppler is best way to track where they might be found. "Doppler weather radar is a very good indicator because, when it picks up meteorites, the meteorites are fairly close to the ground, they're only a couple...
  • Betsy DeVos: Common Core is dead at U.S. Department of Education

    01/17/2018 11:16:30 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 51 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution via WPXI ^ | January 17, 2018 | Maureen Downey
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave a far-ranging speech today in Washington at an American Enterprise Institute conference, “Bush-Obama School Reform: Lessons Learned.” She announced the death of Common Core, at least in her federal agency. DeVos also decried the federal government’s initiatives to improve education. “We saw two presidents from different political parties and philosophies take two different approaches. Federally mandated assessments. Federal money. Federal standards. All originated in Washington, and none solved the problem. Too many of America’s students are still unprepared,” she said. And she touched on a favorite topic, school choice. “Choice in...
  • Earthquake-causing meteor leaves southeast Michigan residents awestruck

    01/17/2018 6:05:39 AM PST · by shove_it · 50 replies
    ABCnews ^ | 17 Jan 2018 | Karma Allen
    Residents of southeast Michigan were left a bit shaken Tuesday night after a big bright flash lit up the sky and the ground beneath them shook. A flying saucer? No. A shooting star? Not quite. The National Weather Service eventually solved the mystery, tweeting "USGS confirms meteor occurred around 810 pm, causing a magnitude 2.0 earthquake."
  • Simone Biles says she was molested by gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar

    01/15/2018 4:56:39 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 15 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 15, 2018 | Tracy Connor
    Simone Biles, the golden girl of the 2016 Olympics, added her name Monday to the list of gymnasts who say they were molested by team doctor Larry Nassar. The revelation came in a long statement on her social media accounts — one day before a weeklong sentencing hearing where Nassar will hear from nearly 100 victims. "Most of you know me as a happy, giggly and energetic girl. But lately...I've felt a bit broken and the more I try to shut off the voice in my head the louder it screams," Biles wrote in a #metoo post. "I am not...
  • Vanity: Where's Betsy DeVos

    01/15/2018 5:15:06 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 79 replies
    1/15/18 | me
    I have not seen anything pertinent that Betsy DeVos has done for the education system (how about getting rid of the dept of education), so I thought I'd post and ask those in the know. What is the latest about ridding ourselves of common core, or implementing the Bible back into schools? Or incorporating vocational training back into high schools which is exactly what this nation needs. The messaging that every kid needs to go to college or they're a loser makes me sick. The school system is awful, truly. Our kids (foster, who have since left home) quit school...
  • 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 · 6 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....
  • GM unveils autonomous Bolt EV without steering wheel or pedal, aims to bring it to market next year

    01/12/2018 4:36:18 PM PST · by equaviator · 170 replies
    electrkek.com ^ | Jan. 12th 2018 | Fred Lambert
    Today, GM unveiled the first image of its upcoming autonomous fourth-generation Bolt EV-based vehicle – the “first without a steering wheel or pedal.” The automaker also says that it filed a petition asking the DOT permission to deploy the vehicle as soon as next year. The move represents an accelerated self-driving timeline for the company, which could potentially leapfrog most other companies working on the technology since the most common timeline is a commercial launch in 2020-2022. The vehicle would represent the next generation of Cruise AV autonomous car based on the Bolt EV. In June, GM announced the completion...
  • 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...
  • Fiat Chrysler will move Ram production to Michigan from Mexico

    01/11/2018 8:52:57 PM PST · by BlackAdderess · 22 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 01/11/18 | Julia Horowitz
    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is feeling good about tax reform. So good that it says it's moving some of its truck production from Mexico to Michigan. The automaker announced Thursday that it will spend more than $1 billion to revamp its Warren Truck Assembly Plant, which will start making the Ram heavy-duty truck in 2020. The truck is currently made in Saltillo, Mexico. Fiat Chrysler said it will add 2,500 jobs in Michigan to support the move. The company also said it's giving one-time $2,000 bonuses to 60,000 U.S. workers. "It is only proper that our employees share in the savings...
  • Fiat Chrysler to invest $1 billion in Michigan plant, add 2,500 jobs

    01/11/2018 3:46:02 PM PST · by mandaladon · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Jan 2018
    (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV FCH.MI (FCAU.N) said on Thursday it would invest more than $1 billion in its Michigan plant and add 2,500 jobs as it benefits from the overhaul of the U.S. tax code. The company said it would spend the money to modernize the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan to produce its Ram Heavy Duty trucks. The company will relocate the truck’s production from its current location in Saltillo, Mexico, to the Michigan plant in 202O. The car maker also said it would make a special bonus payment of $2,000 to about 60,000 FCA hourly...
  • Michigan dairy farmer gets prison time for hiring undocumented immigrants

    01/07/2018 8:57:39 AM PST · by Wolfie · 83 replies
    MLive ^ | Jan. 4, 2018
    Michigan dairy farmer gets prison time for hiring undocumented immigrants A Michigan dairy farmer is to spend a couple of years in federal prison and owes a six-figure fine for hiring undocumented immigrants. U.S. District Judge Thomas L. Ludington on Thursday, Jan. 4, sentenced Denis Burke to two years in prison, followed by two years of supervised release. Ludington did not order Burke taken into custody on Thursday, but gave him time to self-report to the U.S. Marshals Services. The judge also ordered Burke to pay a fine of $187,500 and an assessment fee of $100. Burke in September pleaded...
  • 88 Percent Of Chicago Murderers Got Away With It In 2017

    01/06/2018 8:41:14 AM PST · by george76 · 58 replies
    Daily Caller News ^ | 01/04/2018 | Anders Hagstrom
    Chicago Police have only charged a suspect in 12 percent of homicide cases in 2017, meaning city residents had an 88 percent chance of getting away with murder last year. Chicago suffered 604 fatal shootings in 2017, 570 that have yet to be solved, ... Joining the homicide clearance rate on the bad side of 2017 was the carjacking rate, that was the highest in a decade. The Chicago Police Department reported 967 carjackings in 2017 through Dec. 27, a sharp 30 percent increase over 2016’s 682 total. The past three years have shown a stark upward trend in car...
  • 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...
  • American Legion's Testicle Festival urges you to 'come have a ball'

    03/17/2017 5:58:55 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 18 replies
    MLive.com ^ | March 17, 2017 | Logan T. Hansen
    DEERFIELD, MI - Members of American Legion Post 392 will host their 16th annual Testicle Festival on Saturday, March 18, offering savory options to patrons, such as cattle testicles and chicken gizzards. The event, which will run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., typically draws a good crowd, according to Legion member Al Rau. "We usually get anywhere from 1,500 up to 2,000 people throughout the day," Rau said. "They come and go." Rau said the origins of the Testicle Festival trace back to a farmer who used to bring the delicacies to town with him twice a year and...
  • 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...
  • Don't Be Fooled: Democrats Are Eyeing Trump's Impeachment With This Guy On House Judiciary

    12/25/2017 12:38:39 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 25, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    If there is a blue wave next year, expect impeachment proceedings, or endless investigations into the Trump White House, from Democrats. They’re already laying the groundwork for that course of action with their latest pick to fill the top minority spot on the House Judiciary Committee. With Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) exiting public life after allegations of sexual harassment, one of which involved a $27,000 settlement in 2015, Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) took his place. He’s a constitutional law expert, so a fitting background for Democrats who want someone to be the point of the lance in their fight against...
  • 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...
  • Washington Post: Democrats Preparing To Impeach Trump If They Win Majority In 2018

    12/22/2017 2:38:38 PM PST · by blam · 109 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12-22-2017 | Adelle Nazarian
    The Democratic Party, on Wednesday, voted overwhelmingly for Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) to replace resigned Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) on the House Judiciary Committee. Nadler, a constitutional law expert, won the spot over Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), an architect of immigration legislation, by secret ballot with 118 to 72 votes. The Washington Post noted on Thursday that the decision to fill their top spot on the committee demonstrates the Democratic Party’s willingness “[t]o ready themselves for a battle with Trump that could end with impeachment proceedings.” Should the Democrats regain control of the House during next year’s mid-term elections, they...
  • 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...