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  • Act of kindness inspires generosity for local woman

    09/13/2018 2:17:06 PM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 10 replies
    C&G Newspapers ^ | September 7, 2018 | Kristyne E. Demske
    ROSEVILLE/ST. CLAIR SHORES — “God must have sent Officer Bing to me.” Dolores Marotta has lived in her house in Roseville, just west of Interstate 94, since 1989. But when her husband died in 2015, she got behind on her taxes and has just recently come close to catching up on the payments to the city. She said she still owes $1,000. She has other worries, as well...... A house next door to hers was torn down by the city, but a tree stump was left and the roots are now going under the foundation of her home, cracking her...
  • Sen Debbie Stabenow and the Democrats are totally against approving the Farm Bill...

    09/13/2018 11:00:34 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 10 replies
    Real Donald Trump Twitter ^ | September 13, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Senator Debbie Stabenow and the Democrats are totally against approving the Farm Bill. They are fighting tooth and nail to not allow our Great Farmers to get what they so richly deserve. Work requirements are imperative and the Dems are a NO. Not good! 1:56 PM - 13 Sep 2018
  • Michigan man discovers glowing, florescent rocks called "Yooperlites"

    09/12/2018 4:44:36 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 36 replies
    cbsnews ^ | Sept. 7, 2018 | CAITLIN O'KANE
    Erik Rintamaki was searching for rocks on a Michigan beach last summer when he made what he calls a "mind blowing" discovery. Resting among the thousands of pebbles covering the Lake Superior beach, Rintamaki saw a glowing rock. The gem and mineral dealer told CBS News he often goes rock hunting. But on this particular June night, he found a rock unlike any other — a florescent orb that he later named "Yooperlite." Like lava glowing through cracks in the earth, a glowing light seeped out of the lines in the small rock. Rintamaki knew this couldn't be the only...
  • Detroit food truck owner refuses to serve law enforcement officers

    09/09/2018 3:58:33 PM PDT · by Boomer · 95 replies
    FNC ^ | 9/9/2018 | Nicole Darrah
    close Food truck owner refuses to serve law enforcement A food truck owner in Detroit, Michigan says she won’t serve police officers or other law enforcement officials because she, along with the “majority” of her customers, “do not feel safe around law enforcement agents.” The owner of Rocky’s Road Brew, Rocky Coronado, wrote on Facebook Friday that she is “well within [her] rights to refuse service to law enforcement agents,” such as Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security, and local police officers.
  • Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos dies at 92

    09/06/2018 11:37:30 AM PDT · by billorites · 18 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | September 6, 2018 | Brian Schmitz and Josh Robbins
    Rich DeVos, a self-made billionaire who co-founded Amway and purchased the Orlando Magic in 1991, died Thursday in Ada, Mich., due to complications from an infection. DeVos was 92 years old. DeVos, who underwent a heart transplant in 1997 at the age of 71, attended some Magic home games during the 2017-18 season. DeVos took over as the Magic’s owner when he purchased the franchise for $85 million from Orlando real estate developer William duPont III after duPont experienced financial difficulties. Forbes recently estimated the Magic’s value at $1.225 billion, 19th out of 30 NBA teams. Forbes also approximated DeVos’...
  • Tigers broadcasters Mario Impemba and Rod Allen got into a physical fight

    09/06/2018 2:39:08 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 30 replies
    yahoo ^ | September 6, 2018 | Craig Calcaterra
    My wife is a big Tigers fan so I watch a lot of Tigers games. As such, I’m quite familiar with the Fox Sports Detroit broadcast crew of play-by-play man Mario Impemba and color commentator Rod Allen. They’ve been together for years. I think Impemba is one of the better play-by-play guys around and, while not everyone’s cup of tea, Allen — who is, frankly, kinda weird sometimes — sort of grows on you over time. Tigers fans have even developed a drinking game for when he’s on the air that is fun, albeit dangerous for your liver. My favorite...
  • Donald Trump A Favorite For The Nobel Peace Prize In 2018

    09/05/2018 8:59:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Sports Betting Dime ^ | September 5, 2018 | Don Aguero
    • Can Trump go from “fire and fury” to receiving the Nobel Peace Prize? • The President is currently among the favorites to receive the award, behind only Kim Jong-Un and Moon Jae-In • Is there value in picking Trump or the Korean leaders? Donald Trump was met with chants of “Nobel! Nobel! Nobel!” at one of his Michigan rallies back in April, and back then it seemed ridiculous that a man who once threatened to nuke North Korea could be in the running for the Nobel Peace Prize. Yet here we are. Donald Trump is now one of the...
  • At ISNA, Linda Sarsour Warns Muslims About "Humanizing" Israelis

    09/04/2018 1:21:54 PM PDT · by detective · 22 replies
    Front Page ^ | September 4, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Anti-Semitic Islamist activist, Linda Sarsour, was in fine form at ISNA, warning Muslims that if they weren't fighting Israel, they were complicit. She warned them against even daring to "humanize" Israelis, as Steve Emerson reports at The Algemeiner. Her tone often was not aimed at inspiring Muslims to be more politically active, as much as it was to shame them for not doing so. If they aren’t sufficiently engaged in advocating for the Palestinian cause, she said, “you as an American Muslim are complicit in the occupation of Palestinians, in the murder of Palestinian protesters. So when we start debating...
  • Michigan's opening dud feels like the beginning of the end for Jim Harbaugh

    09/02/2018 5:47:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    Yahoo ^ | September 2, 2018 | Pat Forde
    Jim Harbaugh was hired, at great cost and with towering fanfare, to bring back the bygone days of Michigan football. He’s done it. Just not the way anyone envisioned. After the latest offensive debacle — another Harbaughcle, if you will — the Wolverines have their first four-game losing streak since the Rich Rodriguez Era and the 2009 season. Nobody in maize and blue has ever wanted to put Harbaugh and Rich-Rod in the same sentence, yet here we are. You might have thought Brady Hoke Era was bad, and you’d be right — but at least Hoke never lost four...
  • Trump 'Is Mentally Ill,' Doctor and Former Vermont Governor Howard Dean Says

    09/02/2018 2:50:16 PM PDT · by John W · 117 replies
    Newsweek.com ^ | September 2, 2018 | Jason Lemon
    Dr. Howard Dean, a physician who previously served as the governor of Vermont, told MSNBC on Sunday that Donald Trump suffers from mental illness and he is unfit to be president. “I’ve long believed the president is mentally ill,” Dean said as part of a panel discussion hosted by Alex Witt, Raw Story reported. “And I believe narcissism overcomes his ability to know, A, what’s good for the country, and B, what’s good for him.”
  • Muskegon kayak maker hiring machine operators (60 jobs in Michigan)

    09/01/2018 9:12:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WOOD-TV ^ | August 30, 2018 | Staff
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A large kayak manufacturer in Muskegon is adding 60 jobs immediately as it expands. KL Outdoor recently merged with GSC Technologies to become Hemisphere Design Works, which brands itself as the world's largest maker of kayaks. The company announced in June that it would build a nearly 500,000 square-foot distribution facility in Muskegon. The facility won't open until next year, but Hemisphere says it needs to hire 60 skilled machine operators now to keep up with growth and prepare for the expansion. The company is seeking people with varying levels of experience and says it...
  • Shocking Dallas billboard targets black women, tells them abortions are ‘self-care’

    09/01/2018 4:06:34 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    The Blaze ^ | September 1, 2018 | Teri Webster
    Pro-life advocates are fuming over a new billboard along a Dallas highway that suggests black women should choose abortion because it’s “self-care.” What does it say? “Black women take care of their families by taking care of themselves,” the billboard states. “Abortion is self-care.” The billboard is sponsored by a Dallas-based group called The Afiya Center. The center’s website states it is “Transforming the Lives of Black Women & Girls.” Also according to its website, “Our mission is to serve Black women and girls by transforming their relationship with their sexual and reproductive health through addressing the consequences of reproduction...
  • Old-School Eulogy at Aretha Franklin Funeral Ignites Wrath

    09/01/2018 3:45:02 AM PDT · by Cecily · 45 replies
    A fiery, old-school eulogist at the funeral of Aretha Franklin fell flat for many in the crowd and prompted a social media uproar when he declared "black America has lost its soul," black women are incapable of raising sons alone and the Black Lives Matter movement is unfounded in the face of black-on-black crime. And that was just 26 minutes into the nearly 50 minutes of words provided by the Rev. Jasper Williams Jr. of Salem Baptist Church in Atlanta as Franklin's marathon funeral wound down Friday. Williams, who also eulogized Franklin's father, minister and civil rights activist C.L. Franklin,...
  • K-12: Let's Listen to a Real Educator

    04/09/2018 6:34:30 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 11 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 13, 2018 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    I think it's a fair suspicion that our Education Establishment lie much too often. If not that, their ideas are narrow, their horizons limited. Most children, they seem to believe, are mud, lacking any special gifts. Last week I met a different kind of educator, a Roman named Quintilian, 35-100 AD. (He and Cicero, 106-63 BC, have long been considered the two great masters of oratory, language, and education.) All it took was a few quotes and I knew that Marcus Fabius Quintilianus was brilliant, big-minded, and bold. If we had a dozen guys like this, the ed games are...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg Thinks Some College Title IX Trials Are Unfair to the Accused

    02/20/2018 3:15:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Reason ^ | Feb. 19, 2018 | Robby Soave|10:29 am
    Supreme Court justice says the #MeToo movement is important, but so is due process.Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg thinks colleges and universities are violating the due process rights of students facing sexual misconduct charges. The Atlantic's Jeffrey Rosen asked the Court's second-ever female justice for her thoughts on the #MeToo movement. Unsurprisingly, Ginsburg was happy about the increased public attention being paid to the problems of sexual harassment and gender-based inequality in the workplace. But she was also concerned about protecting the due process rights of the accused—particularly on college campuses: Rosen: What about due process for the accused?...
  • California governor sides with DeVos on due process in vetoing campus sexual-assault bill

    10/16/2017 6:25:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 16, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    State Senate Bill 169 would have codified Obama-era Title IX guidanceCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed Monday a bill to codify the aggressive Obama-era campus federal sexual-assault guidance, echoing concerns about the rights of the accused raised previously by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Mr. Brown said it was “time to pause and survey the land” before moving forward with more regulations “when we haven’t yet ascertained the full impact of what we recently enacted” with California’s 2014 affirmative-consent law. “Since this law was enacted, however, thoughtful legal minds have increasingly questioned whether federal and state actions to prevent and redress sexual...
  • DeVos draws praise, outrage for rescinding Obama-era campus sexual-assault policy

    09/23/2017 1:13:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Sept 23, 2017 | Valerie Richardson
    College hearings into alleged misconduct ‘must be fair and impartial,’ education secretary saysEducation Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday rescinded the Obama administration’s Title IX letter on campus sexual assault, sparking outrage from her foes but relief from those who have lambasted the policy for eroding due process by favoring the accuser over the accused. Ms. DeVos also issued an interim guidance for schools on “how to investigate and adjudicate allegations of campus sexual misconduct under federal law” while the department proceeds with its rulemaking to replace the 2011 policy. “This interim guidance will help schools as they work to combat...
  • Another Obama Policy Betsy DeVos Should Throw Out (racial quotas in school discipline)

    09/13/2017 5:46:41 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 12, 2017 | Jason L. Riley
    ... In 2012 the Education Department released a study showing that black students were three times as likely to be suspended and expelled as their white counterparts. Two years later, the department issued a “Dear Colleague” letter warning school districts to address this racial imbalance, or else. The letter said that even if a disciplinary policy “is neutral on its face—meaning that the policy itself does not mention race—and is administered in an evenhanded manner” the district still could face a federal civil-rights investigation if the policy “has a disparate impact, i.e., a disproportionate and unjustified effect on students of...
  • DeVos decries ‘failed system’ on campus sexual assault, vows to replace it

    09/07/2017 12:08:43 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 7, 2017 | Susan Svrluga and Nick Anderson
    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos vowed Thursday to replace what she branded the “failed system” of campus sexual assault enforcement, to ensure fairness for victims and the accused. “Instead of working with schools . . . ,” DeVos said, “the prior administration weaponized the Office for Civil Rights.” “We must do better because the current approach isn’t working,” she said. DeVos spoke to about 100 invited guests at George Mason University, where protesters had gathered outside, worried that she would announce changes to the way sexual violence cases are handled on campuses across the country. “One rape is one too many,”...
  • Obama directive easing school discipline for minority students fueling classroom chaos

    03/21/2018 5:32:12 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 21, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    The Trump administration is being accused of racism for targeting an Obama-era directive compelling schools to ease up on discipline for minority students — even though the policy has made life more difficult for kids, including minorities, stuck in increasingly unruly classrooms. Ask Virginia Walden Ford, who runs a church-based after-school snack program in Little Rock. She was recently surprised when a young, fearful black girl turned up before the end of the school day and admitted she had skipped class. Why? She had been involved in a fight the day before with another girl, but the school had refused...