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  • Bergman's military experience called upon in trip to South Korea (3 Star General)

    07/20/2018 3:44:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Gaylord Herald Times ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jeremy Speer
    It's a busy life for a congressman who is up for re-election in November, but it wasn't too busy for U.S. Rep. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, to jump on a plane and head to South Korea earlier the month. Bergman, a retired U.S. Marine Corps lieutenant general, is the highest-ranking combat veteran ever elected to Congress. He said because of that, he is often consulted on matters of the military. "It's a chance for me to be a resource, a mentor for folks who want to make a good vote and have questions about the military," he said. His expertise meant...
  • House backs resolution expressing support for ICE

    07/18/2018 3:17:49 PM PDT · by bryan999 · 13 replies
    The House on Wednesday approved a GOP resolution expressing support for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), which a growing number of Democrats say should be abolished. Republicans had hoped to divide Democrats by bringing up the bill. In a 244-35 vote, the measure was approved, with 18 Democrats voting to back ICE and 34 voting against the resolution. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.) was the only Republican to vote against the measure. Another 133 Democrats voted "present," which their leadership had urged the rank-and-file to do. They did so to protest what they argued was a political stunt designed to...
  • Dems are livid over Flint’s lead-laced water — but de Blasio gets a pass

    07/18/2018 4:37:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/17/18 | Corey M. Stern
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is a Republican. Mayor Bill de Blasio is a Democrat. Both men find themselves at the center of crises, which collectively involve thousands of children likely brain-damaged from exposure to lead. **SNIP** On Nov. 7, 2017, de Blasio was re-elected to a second term. Two weeks later, he admitted he knew one year earlier that NYCHA was falsifying documents regarding lead-based paint inspections. Sanders could have called for de Blasio’s resignation, as he did with Snyder. Instead, he personally swore in de Blasio for his second term on Jan. 1, 2018.
  • Michigan Primary (candidates by office / party / district)

    07/16/2018 4:57:54 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 38 replies
    Michigan Sec'y of State ^ | July 2018 | et al
    Sec'y of State GOVERNOR Republicans Patrick Colbeck, Canton Brian Calley, Portland Jim Hines, Saginaw Township Bill Schuette, Midland Democrats Gretchen Whitmer, East Lansing Abdul El-Sayed, Shelby Township Shri Thanedar, Ann Arbor Libertarian Bill Gelineau, Grand Rapids John Tatar, Livonia U.S. SENATOR John James, R- Farmington Hills Sandy Pensler, R-Grosse Pointe *Debbie Stabenow, D-Lansing U.S. House of Representatives 1ST CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT *Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet Matthew Morgan, D-Traverse City 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT *Bill Huizenga, R-Zeeland Rob Davidson, D-Spring Lake Nick Schiller, D-Grand Rapids 3RD CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT *Justin Amash, R-Cascade Township Joe Farrington, R-Lyons Cathy Albro, D-Middleville Fred Wooden, D-Grand Rapids, 4TH...
  • [Michigan] Many Republican voters still undecided on GOP U.S. Senate primary

    06/09/2018 9:12:56 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 50 replies
    WZZM ^ | 6/6/2018 | David Bailey
    A narrator in the ad says: "John James is no conservative" and "James is a phony conservative". ... LANSING, Mich. (WZZM) - Recent polling done by a consultant favoring Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sandy Pensler still shows more than a third of all Republican primary voters are undecided who they want to go on to face Democrat Sen. Debbie Stabenow in the November election. Pensler, a businessman from Grosse Pointe, and John James, a former Army captain and West Point graduate who lives in Farmington Hills are the only two candidates on the August 7, 2018 ballot. ... In recent...
  • Muslim candidates running in record numbers face backlash

    07/15/2018 9:02:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul. 15, 2018 11:11 PM EDT | Philip Marcelo and Jeff Karoub
    A liberal woman of color with zero name recognition and little funding takes down a powerful, long serving congressman from her own political party. When Tahirah Amatul-Wadud heard about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning upset over U.S. Rep. Joe Crowley in New York’s Democratic primary last month, the first-time candidate saw parallels with her own longshot campaign for Congress in western Massachusetts. The 44-year-old Muslim, African-American civil rights lawyer, who is taking on a 30-year congressman and ranking Democrat on the influential House Ways and Means Committee, says she wasn’t alone, as encouragement, volunteers and donations started pouring in. […] Still, the...
  • 30 harshest protest signs that greeted Trump in London, Scotland (Dumber than you imagined)

    07/15/2018 5:58:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Tanda Gmiter
    President Donald Trump's first official visit to the U.K. was marked by thousands of people demonstrating in the streets, first in London as Trump met with Queen Elizabeth and then in Scotland where he went to play a little golf. Handmade signs at the massive protest in central London last Friday took aim at Trump's immigration policies and his past comments about women, among plenty of other topics. Not everyone in the crowds came out to hate on Trump. Some were seen sporting his campaign slogan "Make America Great Again" on hats, according to the Associated Press. But the majority...
  • Update: Detroit School Board OKs Hiring Teachers Who Took Only Online Courses

    07/14/2018 12:46:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Deadline Detroit ^ | July 12, 2018 | Alan Stamm
    Detroit recruiters can hire online teacher training graduates to help fill about 200 classroom vacancies this fall. Education reporter Koby Levin follows up on her Chalkbeat Detroit preview of the desperation move: Detroit’s main district is proceeding with a plan to hire teachers who are certified but have received no training in the classroom — adding an element of controversy to efforts to fill hundreds of teacher vacancies by the end of summer. The board of education on Tuesday approved a hiring plan proposed by Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, signaling that the district will lean partly on programs that offer so-called...
  • How Florida spread oxy across half of America

    07/11/2018 10:41:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Metro West Daily News ^ | July 8, 2018 | Pat Beall, The Palm Beach Post
    Reliably red on the political map, Huntington is a West Virginia town with a 191-year-old university, a storied football team and more than 100 churches. It’s where Will Lockwood graduated from high school. It’s where he enrolled at Marshall University. It’s where he first tried OxyContin. By the time Lockwood entered Marshall as a freshman, Detroit dealers were trickling into Huntington selling OxyContin and pills with OxyContin’s active ingredient, oxycodone. Even though Lockwood could step out his front door and get the drug, Detroit street dealers weren’t the preferred supplier. Florida was. It may be 1,000 miles away, but to...
  • As Canada forges ahead on bridge project, trade tensions near a boil

    07/09/2018 1:14:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 41 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | July 8, 2018 | Chad Livengood
    WINDSOR, Ontario — The Canadian government is forging ahead with construction of a new Detroit River bridge designed to enhance trade as economic relations between the longtime trading partners grow strained — and the crossing could become a bargaining chip. Major construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge is expected to begin this fall once a contract is signed with Bridging North America, the consortium of infrastructure companies chosen last week by the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority to build the bridge. The long-awaited move toward an official groundbreaking later this month comes as President Donald Trump threatens a tariff on Canadian-assembled...
  • Prof claims Hispanic students perpetuate 'colorblind racism'

    07/06/2018 3:19:03 PM PDT · by ATOMIC_PUNK · 40 replies
    Toni_Airaksinen on Jul 03, 2018 at 1:23 PM EDT
    A Michigan State University sociology professor claims that the "abstract liberalism" of many Latino and Latina college students serves to reinforce "colorblind racism." Maria Isabel Ayala interviewed 50 Latino(a) students at Midwestern University, and was "dismayed" to find that they attribute their success to hard work and self-reliance while shunning affirmative action. A professor at Michigan State University is alleging that Latino students perpetuate “colorblind racism” due to their commitment to meritocracy and free market values. Sociology professor Maria Isabel Ayala made the argument in a recent study published by the Journal of Latinos and Education, having received $25,000 from...
  • Amazon to host hiring fair in Romulus on Saturday (Michigan)

    07/05/2018 8:58:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WXYZ-TV ^ | July 5, 2018
    ROMULUS, Mich. (WXYZ) - Amazon is looking to fill positions at its new distribution center in Romulus at a hiring fair on Saturday, July 7. The positions available are full-time and involve packing and shipping customer purchases. The event runs from 9 a.m. to noon at the Romulus Senior Center, 36525 Bibbins St. If you plan to attend, bring copies of your resume and be ready for on-site interviews. Other potential employers will also be in attendance.
  • New Michigan law removes basic skills test for teachers

    07/05/2018 12:59:40 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 21 replies
    Detroit Free Press ^ | 7/2/2018 | Lorri Higgins
    Prospective Michigan teachers won't have to take the SAT anymore to be certified in Michigan, a move that might help attract more teachers to the profession and help districts struggling with classroom vacancies. The SAT has been the basic skills exam teachers have had to take since last year, but Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation last week eliminating the Michigan law that requires a basic skills exam in the first place. "The basic skills test ... is not a strong indicator of how successful a teacher will be," said Sen. Marty Knollenberg, R-Troy, who sponsored the legislation, which passed the...
  • The blood of Jesus[charismatic caucus]

    07/05/2018 8:24:51 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    Do you see my children even as the resistance builds against My Body and Bride, ( ( ((Truly My blood has already claimed victory)) ) ) for as you recognize the lies of the enemy and "declare" victory by My blood it is then My Holy Fire overtakes the enemies encampments and I turn their swords on the enemies of My Heart . So be at peace at you declare victory for I AM your Melchizedek and even now I bring to you the Bread and New Wine for The Battle is mine and not yours. Rejoice for it sends...
  • Michigan Axes Basic Skills Test For Teachers

    07/03/2018 5:54:54 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/18 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Michigan lawmakers axed a requirement that would make prospective teachers take a basic skills test before earning their certification in Michigan. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation last week to get rid of the law requiring all prospective teachers to take the SAT to become certified in the state of Michigan, the Detroit Free Press reported. Knollenberg, who serves as the state Senate Education Committee chair, said the panel made its decision to make it easier for people to become teachers. “To me, the good teachers — they’re inspired and have passion. Why should they be burdened with a test...
  • Michigan judge rules kids don't have a fundamental right to literacy

    07/03/2018 2:30:34 AM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies
    MSN ^ | 7/02/18 | Aris Folley
    A Michigan judge ruled last week that children do not have a fundamental right to learn how to read and write. The ruling came in response to a lawsuit filed by Public Counsel, the nation's largest public interest law firm, on behalf of Detroit students that sought to hold state authorities, including Gov. Rick Snyder (R), accountable for what plaintiffs alleged were systemic failures depriving children of their right to literacy, according to the Detroit Free Press. "I'm shocked," said Ivy Bailey, president of the Detroit Federation of Teachers, the newspaper reported. "The message that it sends is that education...
  • John James a key to overturning Roe, passing prolife laws

    07/02/2018 3:04:37 PM PDT · by MarMema · 28 replies
    right to life of michigan ^ | summer 2018 | right to life of Michigan
    Abortion is illegal in Michigan, except to save the life of the mother. Our state’s legal protections for children in the womb are not enforced, however, because of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton. What is the key to restoring our law? Overturning Roe. What is the key to overturning Roe? We need one, perhaps two more fair justices on the U.S. Supreme Court who recognize that the U.S. Constitution doesn’t mention abortion. How do we get those justices on the Court? You can start by voting for John James in the U.S....
  • LG to Build New 500MW Solar Module Manufacturing Plant in Alabama (160 full-time jobs)

    06/30/2018 12:09:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Greentech Media ^ | June 27, 2018 | Julia Pyper
    LG Electronics is expanding its U.S. presence with a new solar module assembly plant in Huntsville, Alabama. The South Korean technology giant will invest $28 million to set up the factory that's expected to create 160 new full-time jobs. LG will add two production lines at its 48-acre campus in Huntsville, where the company has had operations for four decades. The solar module plant will bring LG's total employment in the Southern city to more than 400 workers. Starting in early 2019, the new manufacturing plant is expected to produce 500 megawatts of solar modules per year. LG joins a...
  • Defense contractor bringing 700 jobs to Lansing (Michigan)

    06/30/2018 1:34:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    WLNS-TV ^ | June 26, 2018 | Kevin VanderKolk
    LANSING, Mich (WLNS) - The economy in Lansing is poised to get a big boost. Loc Performance Products, a manufacturer of complex mechanical systems, fabricated structures and armor products for defense and commercial industry, is planning to add 700 jobs to the its Lansing production facility. The company has landed several large defense contracts and is now plans to purchase or build a new facility. CEO Lou Burr says the Lansing plant makes hulls for military tanks. The $96.5 million project has won a Michigan Business Development Program grant of $7 million to help move the plan forward. Burr says...
  • Woman bites off part of man's ear at Macomb County Chinese restaurant

    06/29/2018 4:32:13 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 56 replies
    WXYZ.com ^ | 6/29/2018 | Staff
    MT. CLEMENS, Mich. (WXYZ) - A woman was arrested for allegedly biting off part of a man's ear during a fight with the man at a Macomb County Chinese restaurant on Thursday night. According to deputies, they were called to China 1 Restaurant in Mt. Clemens around 9:40 p.m. When they arrived, they found a man with his ear partially bitten off and a woman with a large bump on her forehead. Deputies say 24-year-old Jade Anderson walked ito the restaurant complaining about her order. She was complaining to the owners, who are also the victims in the assault. Due...