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  • Michigan: Four City Council Members Take A Knee for Pledge of Allegiance

    10/18/2017 6:23:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | October 18, 2017 | Fuzzy Slippers
    Because rejecting “the republic for which she stands” is the real message of the left The latest addition to the “this protest is not about America” leftist playbook is taking a knee for the Pledge of Allegiance. Four members of the Ann Arbor city council took a knee during the saying of the pledge that opens their meetings. Michigan Live reports: Four Ann Arbor city council members chose to kneel during the Pledge of Allegiance at a meeting on Monday, Oct. 16. Chip Smith, 5th Ward; Chuck Warpehoski, 5th Ward; Sumi Kailasapathy, 1st Ward; and Jason Frenzel, 1st Ward; moved...
  • FL Turnpike breaks ground on test track for smart highway tech

    10/15/2017 12:14:08 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    ConstructionDIVE ^ | July 19, 2017 | Mary Tyler March
    Dive Brief: The Florida Turnpike broke ground earlier this month on a new test track where it will experiment with high-speed toll technology as well as systems for vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communications, according to FleetOwner. The 400-acre SunTrax site, in Auburndale, FL, will test toll equipment and interoperable tolling systems, as well as smartphone-based payment methods. Other technologies to be tested include high-speed connected platooning trucks, moveable barrier systems and machine vision and materials testing for new pavement types, lane markings and signage. Construction on the site's oval track is expected to be complete in spring 2019 with the first...
  • Dramatic self defense by concealed handgun permit holder caught on high definition video

    10/12/2017 8:56:27 PM PDT · by rogerantone1 · 12 replies
    Detroit, Michigan, October 10, 2017: An attempted robbery in Detroit didn’t turn out the way the criminal hoped it would. A concealed handgun permit holder was able to react quickly. “Police told the CPL holder it was a good thing he was legally armed or he and his cousin may not be alive today.”
  • Cops accept wanted man’s Facebook challenge

    10/12/2017 9:50:20 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 6 replies
    The Extract ^ | 10.11.17 | Editor
    When a Redford, Michigan, man with outstanding warrants posted his challenge to local law enforcement, cops did not take long to respond.
  • Man who raped 12-year-old awarded joint custody of her child

    10/08/2017 12:41:04 PM PDT · by grundle · 66 replies
    Yahoo! news/The Independent ^ | Octoer 8, 2017 | Natasha Salmon
    A man who raped a 12-year-old has been awarded joint custody of her child despite being convicted of her rape and another sexual assault on a child.The convicted rapist assaulted the girl nine years ago and she subsequently became pregnant. A judge has given Christopher Mirasolo, 27, parenting time and joint legal custody of the eight-year-old boy after a paternity test found he was the father. Since his conviction for the rape in 2008, Mirasolo, from Brown City, Michigan, has been convicted of another child sex assault, for which he served four years in prison. As reported by The Detroit...
  • Detroit firefighter fired for bringing watermelon to station

    10/07/2017 2:14:34 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 175 replies
    DETROIT (WJBK) - Fired before he officially started. Last Monday, 41-year-old Robert Pattison went to introduce himself to his fellow firefighters at Engine 55 at Joy and Southfield in Detroit. Second Battallion Chief Shawn McCarty calls it a tradition for firefighters. by Taboola Sponsored Links Ad Content U.S. Trust: The Growth of Wind Power & Its Economic Affects From U.S. Trust The States Most Affected by Rising Sea Levels Zillow "It's not mandatory, it's voluntary," he said. "You come in bearing gifts. The usual gift is doughnuts but you are allowed to bring whatever you want to bring in." photo...
  • University Of Michigan President Insults Trump Supporters In Emails He Tried To Hide

    10/06/2017 2:38:34 PM PDT · by detective · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10/05/2017 | Eric Owens
    The president of the taxpayer-funded University of Michigan, Mark Schlissel, wrote in an email that he found it “ironic” when students who supported Donald Trump felt “marginalized and ostracized” on campus after the 2016 presidential election. A few months earlier, Schlissel wrote in another email that he “would feel awful if Trump won the election” and seemed to suggest that he wanted to use his taxpayer-funded job to defeat Trump. Schlissel then refused to release the emails — and others — in which he disparaged Trump and Trump’s supporters.
  • Teachers union granted restraining order against Project Veritas

    09/30/2017 9:24:29 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 30 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 30, 2017 | Melissa Quinn
    "The restraining order, granted Friday by Wayne County Circuit Court Judge Brian Sullivan, prevents Project Veritas and Marisa Jorge, who allegedly works for the organization, from releasing video footage and information obtained during an operation at the Michigan chapter of the American Federation of Teachers. AFT alleged Jorge used a fake name, Marissa Perez, to land an internship with AFT Michigan starting in May, "ostensibly to obtain material Project Veritas could use in one of its infamously misleading hit videos," according to a complaint filed in court."
  • False hate crime report portrayed Trump supporters as 'dirtbags,' attorney claims

    09/28/2017 3:41:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Ann Arbor News ^ | September 28, 2017 | John Counts
    ANN ARBOR, MI -- A Washtenaw County judge is weighing whether to seal court records in a lawsuit filed by conservative pundit Debbie Schlussel against the Ann Arbor Police Department. Schlussel's lawsuit alleges the department is improperly suppressing the name of a Muslim woman who falsely reported a hate crime in November. Schlussel attempted to get the name via a Freedom of Information Act request, but it was redacted -- or blotted out -- by the city attorney's Office, which cited privacy and medical concerns. Assistant City Attorney Thomas Kent subsequently filed a motion to seal the case so the...
  • American University Unveils New Degree: Marijuana Chemistry

    09/26/2017 7:10:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    big think ^ | September 26, 2017 | Stephen Johnson
    Northern Michigan University is offering students the chance to major in a new program called medicinal plant chemistry — marijuana analysis, basically. The program is the first of its kind at a four-year university in the U.S., according to CBS Detroit. Students will take classes in chemistry, plant biology and business entrepreneurship, and the program will also feature a capstone “research experience” involving “experimental horticulture and instrumental analysis of natural products.” As far as hands-on experience? “We’re not going to be actually growing anything on campus,” said Brandon Canfield, associate chemistry professor at Northern Michigan University, to CBS Detroit. “Maybe...
  • University Of Michigan Student Kneels For 20 Hours In Protest On Campus Diag

    09/26/2017 9:24:23 AM PDT · by C19fan · 62 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | September 26, 2017 | Staff
    One young man at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor has taken taking a knee quite a bit further. Graduate student Dana Greene, Jr. spent more than 20 hours on his knees on the pavement, facing a flag at the “block M” on the campus Diag, beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday. “If got to kneel until my knees bleed, then that’s what I’m going to do,” he told MLive. “I am doing this for every student on this campus that has ever felt like they didn’t belong here.”
  • Trump supporter planning protest, fan boycott at Lions game

    09/25/2017 10:46:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Detroit Free Press | September 25, 2017 | Perry A. Farrell
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  • Michigan board may declare LGBT discrimination unlawful

    09/18/2017 11:28:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Mining Journal ^ | September 18, 2017 | David Eggert, The Associated Press
    LANSING — A long-stalled movement to make it illegal to discriminate against LGBT people may gain traction — not in the Legislature but with a Michigan board that is being asked to declare that such discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations is already unlawful under state law. The Michigan Civil Rights Commission will meet today to consider the request after two months of receiving public feedback, including roughly 300 comments. The interpretive statement, if issued, would say that discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity is a form of sex discrimination outlawed under the state’s 1976...
  • Chelsea Clinton Spreads False Story Claiming Michigan Passed Bill Allowing EMTs to Deny Gay

    09/15/2017 2:25:26 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies ^ | 9/15/17 | Alex Griswold
    Full title.......................Chelsea Clinton Spreads False Story Claiming Michigan Passed Bill Allowing EMTs to Deny Gay Patients Treatment......................Chelsea Clinton falsely tweeted Friday that the Michigan House of Representatives had voted to allow emergency medical providers choice in treating patients, specifically giving EMTs the option to deny treatment to gay patients. "Absolutely appalling," the former First Daughter tweeted, "Michigan House Passed Bill Allowing EMTs To Refuse Treatment To Gay People."
  • Insurance giant adding 60 jobs, investing $1M in Grand Rapids tech center (Michigan)

    09/16/2017 6:29:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Bay City Times ^ | September 6, 2017 | Jim Harger
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI - One year after opening an information technology center in southeast Grand Rapids, Auto-Owners Insurance announced a $1 million expansion of that office that will add 60 new technology jobs. The Lansing-based insurance company moved into offices at 3949 Sparks Drive SE in August, 2016 and has hired 20 technology professionals. Since then, the Grand Rapids technology center has experienced rapid growth and company officials believe that trend will continue over the next three years, according to an announcement by The Right Place Inc. on Wednesday, Sept. 6. The company intends to invest significant resources in recruiting,...
  • Trump backs Michigan AG in governor's race (Bill Schuette)

    09/16/2017 4:54:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 16, 2017 | Brent D. Griffiths
    President Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in the state's upcoming governor's race. Schuette is running to succeed the term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Snyder, who has been in office since 2014. "Attorney General Bill Shuette [sic] will be a fantastic Governor for the great State of Michigan I am bringing back your jobs and Bill will help!," the president wrote on Twitter, misspelling Schuette's name. Last November, Trump became the first Republican presidential candidate to win Michigan in the general election since 1988. Snyder first won the post by 18-points in 2010, replacing then-Democratic Gov. Jennifer...
  • A New Obama? The Media Starts Selling Abdul El-Sayed

    09/06/2017 8:24:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 9/5/2017 | Bruce Bawer
    On August 24, the Guardian ran an unusually long profile of one Abdul El-Sayed, a 32-year-old Muslim doctor and son of Egyptian immigrants who is already campaigning heavily for governor of Michigan, even though the election won't take place until November of next year. The headline on Drew Philp's article dubbed El-Sayed “the new Obama.” It was the ultimate puff piece, shameless in its utter lack of objectivity and balance, and it began, as such pieces invariably do, with an anecdote calculated to win sympathy for the subject. When he was seven years old, writes Philp, El-Sayed “sat in the...
  • Senator Kid Rock? Singer drops new hint as he tweets about a coming 2018 'political revolution'

    09/01/2017 3:50:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | September 1, 2017 | David Martosko, US Political Editor
    Kid Rock teased a potential U.S. Senate run on Thursday, tweeting that '[t]he 2018 Political Revolution is nearing.' The musician, who was born Robert Ritchie and lives in suburban Detroit, has already said on social media that a website touting his Senate candidacy against Democrat Debbie Stabenow is real. He said in July that he would make a 'major announcement in the near future.' Ritchie wrote on a Kid Rock for US Senate website that '[t]he democrats are "shattin’ in their pantaloons" right now…and rightfully so!' 'We will be scheduling a press conference in the next 6 weeks or so...
  • Chinese furniture supplier to create 122 new jobs, invest $4.9M in West Michigan

    09/01/2017 1:24:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Flint Journal ^ | August 31, 2017 | Jim Harger
    GRAND RAPIDS, MI - A Chinese company that makes office furniture components is planning to build a new $4.9 million manufacturing plant that will employ 122 workers. J-Star Motion Corp., which recently opening an office and warehouse facility at 83 South Main Street in Kent City, plans to build the factory at 500 West Street, in a building owned by Display Pack Inc., according to an announcement on Wednesday, Aug. 30, by The Right Place inc. The new facility will support J-Star's American business growth, which centers on making linear motion and lifting systems for the office furniture industry. In...
  • Winning recipes at the U.P. State Fair (Michigan)

    08/26/2017 5:18:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Daily Press ^ | August 26, 2017
    ESCANABA — A highlight of the annual Ladies’ Day at the Upper Peninsula State Fair is the recipe contest. This year, entrants had to create dishes featuring potatoes. The judges chose winners based on taste, appearance, and creativity, along with clarity of the recipe. Taking home the top prize with her sweet potato casserole was Linda Romps. Second place was awarded to Joanne King for her red picnic basket potato salad. Coming in third place was Becky Kuehl, who created a pumpkin sweet potato cheesecake. The winning recipes will be published in the Ladies’ Day Cookbook for the 2018 Upper...