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  • Lawyers file claim EPA Michigan water crisis

    04/27/2016 1:03:53 PM PDT · by StCloudMoose · 12 replies
    Lawyers for residents of Flint, Michigan, have filed a $220.2 million damages claim alleging negligence on the part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency contributed to dangerous lead levels in the city's water supply. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Michael Pitt said his firm Royal Oak, Michigan's Pitt McGehee Palmer & Rivers, along with others, had filed an administrative complaint on Monday with the EPA alleging injuries to over 500 people. They said they would file a similar complaint next week covering 250 more Flint residents. Federal law requires that such complaints be filed as precursors to actual lawsuits...
  • WATCH: Satanists Mock Killing of Unborn Children in Bizarre and Grotesque Protest

    04/26/2016 5:53:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 26, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-life protesters faced a disturbing scene this weekend in Michigan when a group of Satanists arrived to counter-protest wearing baby masks and carrying whips. Citizens for a Pro-Life Society organized a protest outside of the Detroit Planned Parenthood abortion clinic on Saturday as part of a larger #ProtestPP movement to expose the abortion giant’s deadly trade of aborting unborn babies and trafficking their body parts. During the pro-life event, a local Satanist group arrived and conducted a disturbingly grotesque counter-protest. Some of the Satanists dressed in masks and diapers to look like babies, while others dressed in black, carried whips...
  • Parole Bill Would Revise Standards for Prisoner Release

    04/26/2016 6:34:56 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/22/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    In Michigan, prisoners who become eligible for parole begin a process that determines whether they will go free or remain behind bars. A proposed law, House Bill 5273 from Rep. Dave Pagel, R-Berrien Springs, would slightly change the process for those serving long criminal sentences. There are many steps involved in determining whether eligible people convicted in “lifer law” cases (crimes with long sentences outside of first-degree murder) can obtain parole. When a prisoner is up for parole and files for a review, one of the 10 parole board members is assigned to do a preliminary interview. That member can...
  • I-Team: Mother says daughter has been isolated, bullied since father's open carry incident

    04/26/2016 11:40:01 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 39 replies
    WWMT-TV ^ | 4/21/16 | Walter Smith-Randolph
    A Kalamazoo mother says her daughter has been isolated and bullied all because her father followed the law. As Newschannel 3 reported, the KRESA West Campus was locked down after the father of a 4-year-old legally open carried his gun on campus. Now, the man's wife is speaking out for the first time about the ramifications of that decision. The mother says her daughter refuses to go back to the music class, because she's alone. All of the students have been transferred to another class on a different campus. The mom says her husband just wants to protect his daughter,...
  • Mayor Approved Ban on Selling Closed Detroit Schools to Charters

    04/26/2016 10:51:21 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/23/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In 2014 the Detroit City Council passed and Mayor Michael Duggan approved a resolution that banned the city from selling any one of 53 closed Detroit school district school buildings to a public charter school for a period of five years. The action raises questions about the mayor's impartiality in a plan recently approved by the state Senate. The plan would give Duggan a key role in whether school choice in the form of charters keeps expanding in Detroit or becomes a dwindling remnant. The resolution was part of a deal the city made with Detroit Public Schools to forgive...
  • Fiat Chrysler to increase North American factory workers

    04/26/2016 7:55:25 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 26, 2016 9:41 AM EDT | Colleen Barry and Tom Krisher
    The number of Fiat Chrysler factory workers in North America will increase as the company reduces production of passenger cars and shifts toward trucks and SUVs, the company’s chief executive said Tuesday. […] He (Sergio Marchionne) said new Ram pickup truck will come out at the beginning of 2018. It will be built at two U.S. factories in suburban Detroit, so it won’t cost the company any production of the current model. A factory in Sterling Heights, Michigan, that now makes the Chrysler 200 sedan will be retooled to make pickups, he said. The company also plans to build a...
  • Local Ballot Initiatives Target Police, Prosecutors Confiscating Property

    04/25/2016 9:06:17 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/20/2016 | Anne Schieber
    Despite new Michigan laws that begin to limit the ability of law enforcement agencies to take property from a person who has not been convicted of a crime, civil liberties activists say that the practice, known as "civil asset forfeiture," is still a problem. Their plan of action? Work at the local level to ban it. “We need to put police back in the role of being protectors of society rather than glorified armed robbers, which is what they’ve become under civil asset forfeiture,” said Shane Trejo, who is organizing petition drives in Oakland County. Trejo became involved through his...
  • Newborn puppy that lost its mom finds unusual foster family [adopted by mama cat; w/video]

    04/23/2016 1:17:00 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 33 replies
    Mashable ^ | 4/23/16 | Brian Koerber
    After this cute pup named Bobby sadly lost its mother to a car accident, the Michigan Humane Society was able to pair up the dog with a new family — of cats. Bobby was just two days old when its mother was fatally struck by a vehicle, so it was important that the puppy found a new family as quickly as possible. SEE ALSO: No-nonsense dog tells over-enthused puppy to 'shh' The society just so happened to have a mother cat that was still nursing, so they decided to give it a shot and see if the cat would foster...
  • Criminal charges filed against two Michigan officials, one Flint employee in city’s water crisis

    04/20/2016 7:45:39 AM PDT · by John W · 9 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 20, 2016 | Meg Wagner
    Three government officials were charged Wednesday in the lead-tainted water crisis that terrorized Flint, Mich. Two officials with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and Flint’s laboratory and water quality supervisor were slapped with a slew of criminal charges, the state’s attorney general announced Wednesday. Mike Glasgow, a supervisor at Flint's water plant, is charged with tampering with evidence and willful neglect of office. Prosecutors alleged he meddled with water tests so the results showed less lead than was actually present, MLive reported. Stephen Busch and Mike Prysby — a district supervisor and a district engineer respectively in the state...
  • Michigan governor to drink Flint water for at least a month

    04/18/2016 2:42:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 4/18/16 | David Eggert - AP
    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will drink Flint water at home and at work for at least a month to show to residents it is safe with the use of a faucet filter, he said Monday. The Republican governor, who has apologized for his administration's role in the city's lead-tainted water crisis, visited a house that had been confirmed to have high levels of lead and left with five gallons of filtered water. He said he understands people feel that if officials say the water is OK, then he should drink it, too. "What better way to...
  • Romney's Niece on Being a Trump Delegate: 'I'm Pretty Sure I'm Out of the Will'

    04/16/2016 1:59:38 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 12 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | 4/15/2016
    The chair of the Michigan Republican Party has pledged to vote for Donald Trump at the Party's National Convention. She also happens to be the niece of one of the GOP's most prominent Trump critics -- Mitt Romney. Ronna Romney McDaniel said she hasn't spoken with the former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican nominee about her decision.
  • Congressman Questions Decision to Name Destroyer after Senator

    04/16/2016 12:10:22 PM PDT · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 45 replies
    Military.com ^ | April 14, 2016 | Hope Hodge Seck
    A member of the House Armed Services Committee wants an explanation for why the next Arleigh-Burke class guided-missile destroyer will be named for a politician instead of a war hero. Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican from California and a Marine Corps veteran, sent a letter to Navy Secretary Ray Mabus Wednesday, asking him to explain his decision to name DDG-120 after former Sen. Carl Levin, a Democrat from Michigan, who retired last January after 36 years in office. The letter was first reported by Defense News. Hunter cited July 2012 Congressional Research Service report to Congress that showed that destroyers...
  • Michigan Households Paid $9 Each for Batman v. Superman

    04/14/2016 11:45:54 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 26 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/12/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Critics are nearly unanimous: The movie "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice" is a dog. That didn’t prevent the producers from grossing $193.2 million within four days of its March 25 release date, according to Box Office Mojo. The movie review website Rotten Tomatoes gives it a 29 percent rating, which is the same score given to “Dumb and Dumber To” (that's not a typo) and “Grudge Match” — a boxing movie featuring the fight between then 67-year-old Sylvester Stallone and 70-year-old Robert DeNiro. ForTheRecord says: The Michigan film office granted the production company a $35 million taxpayer subsidy in...
  • How to deny open records law requests without saying 'no': Demand $172,000

    04/13/2016 8:20:19 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/11/2016 | Tom Gantert
    The Detroit News reported that the whistleblower who brought the Flint water crisis to light had earlier sent an email claiming that the city's response to the lead contamination of residents "borders on criminal neglect." The June 25, 2015, email from U.S. EPA employee Miguel Del Toral email read in part: "They have had no corrosion control treatment in place for over a year now and they have lead service lines. It’s just basic chemistry on lead solubility. You will have high lead leaching into the water where you are doing nothing to mitigate that.” “The only reason we don’t...
  • Transgender professor files sex discrimination lawsuit against SVSU

    04/12/2016 8:47:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 30 replies
    MLive ^ | April 8, 2016 | Andy Hoag
    SAGINAW, MI — A transgender adjunct professor at Saginaw Valley State University has filed a federal lawsuit against the school that alleges she was fired from her administrative position because of her gender transition. . . . Davenport, who began presenting as a female in March 2014, still remains an adjunct English professor at the university in Saginaw County, she also served as the assistant to the director of Academic Programs Support until December 2013, when university officials eliminated that position, "allegedly for budgetary reasons," the lawsuit claims. . . . Davenport, a Hazel Park resident, alleges violations of Title...
  • Donald Trump’s Delegate Manager Begins Employing Same Tactics He Used for Ronald Reagan in 1980

    04/11/2016 6:17:26 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 131 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 11 Apr 2016 | MATTHEW BOYLE
    While the tactics of chief Donald Trump rival Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)97% to win delegates without voters come under intense scrutiny, a quiet, thus-far-little-focused-on development has occurred that could provide a ray of hope for the Trump team fighting political insiders on their home turf. Paul Manafort, Trump’s new Republican National Convention manager, just delivered not only a big win in Michigan’s delegate game: He undercut Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) by throwing a separate victory to Ohio Gov. John Kasich. CNN reported on Saturday evening: Ted Cruz suffered a rare convention loss Saturday after delegates backing John Kasich and Donald...
  • Sign of things to come? Kasich helps Trump block Cruz

    04/11/2016 9:27:21 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 134 replies
    Over the weekend, Kasich’s campaign teamed up with Trump’s operation in Michigan to help Trump delegates gobble up convention committee posts that would otherwise have gone to Cruz. While the effects of the Michigan deal may be marginal, it was the best evidence yet that Team Kasich is more comfortable with a Trump nomination than a Cruz one. The Kasich campaign defended aiding Trump on the grounds that Cruz deserved it as a punishment for trying to scoop up too many delegates. But whether it was bad blood, pique or part of a larger strategy, Kasich’s part in any anti-Trump...
  • Local cake decorator denies service to gay wedding, receives social media backlash

    04/11/2016 9:26:56 AM PDT · by kevcol · 81 replies
    ABC 10 News ^ | April 8, 2016
    ESCANABA, Mich. — An Upper Peninsula cake decorator is in hot water with several Facebook users as a controversial post slowly catching viral waves makes its way through the social network. A recent status update by Bake It U.P. Cakes explains that the business denied services to a same-sex couple after it was commissioned to decorate a cake for an upcoming wedding. The decorator was unaware it was for a same-sex couple, and as soon as she found out, the business backed out of the transaction. The post states, "This has nothing to do with the person, or the lifestyle...
  • Donald Trump, John Kasich, Deny Ted Cruz Delegates in Michigan

    04/10/2016 11:45:02 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 10 Apr 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, with the help of Ohio Gov. John Kasich, prevented Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) from slating his preferred delegates in Michigan over the weekend. “The Texas senator’s campaign ran eight delegates for eight committee spots and lost every one, alleging it was “double-crossed” by Kasich supporters,” CNN reports. “The Michigan delegation picked one Trump supporter, Matt Hall, and one Kasich supporter, Judi Schwalbach, for the two seats on the powerful rules committee. The Cruz campaign lost votes for both seats.” This maneuvering becomes important if no candidate reaches the 1,237 delegate threshold to clinch the nomination on...
  • Big Win For Trump In Michigan

    04/09/2016 6:41:54 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 117 replies
    It looks like Ted is getting a taste of his own medicine. CNN reports from Lansing, Michigan; Ted Cruz suffered a rare convention loss Saturday after delegates backing John Kasich and Donald Trump boxed him out of key positions in the Michigan delegation. The Texas senator’s campaign ran eight delegates for eight committee spots and lost every one, alleging it was “double-crossed” by Kasich supporters. The Michigan delegation picked one Trump supporter, Matt Hall, and one Kasich supporter, Judi Schwalbach, for the two seats on the powerful rules committee. The Cruz campaign lost votes for both seats. The rules committee...
  • Trump, Kasich box out Cruz in Michigan delegation

    04/09/2016 1:51:29 PM PDT · by Kenny · 199 replies
    www.wyff4.com/ ^ | Apr 09, 2016 | Tom LoBianco
    <p>Ted Cruz suffered a rare convention loss Saturday after delegates backing John Kasich and Donald Trump boxed him out of key positions in the Michigan delegation.</p> <p>The Texas senator's campaign ran eight delegates for eight committee spots and lost every one, alleging it was "double-crossed" by Kasich supporters.</p>
  • How Ancient Rome's 1% Hijacked the Beach

    04/08/2016 2:06:05 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Hakai Magazine ^ | April 5, 2016 | Heather Pringle
    About 400 years ago, a throng of dusty workmen laid down their shovels and huddled around an ancient painted wall -- a fresco, technically -- unearthed in a tunnel near Italy's Bay of Naples. The men were at work on a massive construction project, burrowing through a hill to build a canal for a local armament factory and mill. No one expected to find fine art. But as the workmen dug deeper into the hill, they encountered wonder upon wonder -- house walls painted blood red and sunflower yellow, fragments of carved inscriptions, pieces of Roman statues. The architect supervising...
  • Michigan Attorney General Sues to Shut Down Illegal Abortion Clinic

    04/07/2016 5:18:26 PM PDT · by Morgana · 8 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | April 7, 2016 | Andrea Bitely
    Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette today announced he is filing a lawsuit in Wayne County to shut down the Summit Women’s Center, an abortion clinic located at 15801 W. McNichols Rd. in Detroit, for illegally operating. To protect the public, state law requires that medical and other professional services be provided through corporations owned by licensed professionals. Regarding the practice of medicine, this ensures that doctors direct care and supervise medical services. The law also mandates that the corporation is liable for negligence or misconduct in professional services it provides. Summit Women’s Center provides medical services through Summit of Detroit,...
  • Fiat Chrysler to lay off 1,300 workers

    04/06/2016 12:18:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 6, 2016 2:57 PM EDT | Tom Krisher
    Tumbling sales of Fiat Chrysler’s main midsize car have driven the company to indefinitely lay off 1,300 employees at a Detroit-area factory. Workers on the second shift at Fiat Chrysler’s assembly plant in Sterling Heights, Michigan, will be furloughed starting July 5 as the slow-selling Chrysler 200 has started to stack up on dealer lots. Sales of the cars were down 61 percent through March, and inventory grew to a 150-day supply, according to Ward’s Automotive. Automakers consider 60 days to be optimal to give dealers enough of a selection for customers. Fiat Chrysler sold only 7,500 of the cars...
  • University of Michigan Students Call for Police to Censor Classmates’ Political Messages

    04/06/2016 10:58:52 AM PDT · by milton23 · 40 replies
    Daily SIgnal ^ | 4/6/2016 | Andrew Kloster
    The University of Michigan is one of our nation’s premier institutions of higher learning. Young people from all over the country move to Ann Arbor every year to obtain an education, and to have their ideas challenged by exposure to fellow students from many walks of life. Or maybe not. Last Thursday afternoon a number of anonymous chalk messages appeared on campus. But because these chalk messages read “#Stop Islam” and “Trump 2016,” these innocuous messages elicited 911 calls and apology from the president of the university. Apparently such statements constitute “hate speech.”
  • Prison Guard Union Provides Lurid Claims for U-M Anti-Privatization Report

    04/06/2016 7:06:15 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 4/2/2016 | Tom Gantert
    A study published by the University of Michigan claims that the state's decision to hire a nonunion contractor to run prison cafeterias led to gangs. But the report’s methodology allowed a labor union critical of privatization to hand-pick which prison guards participated in focus groups that the author used as a foundation for his report. According to the report, "The Michigan Corrections Officers recruited participants, arranged interview locations, and reimbursed participants for travel." Roland Zullo wrote the publication for the Institute for Research on Labor, Employment, and the Economy at the University of Michigan. It concluded that the contractor's employees...
  • This Man Witnessed Islam’s Destruction of Great Britain and Says America Is Next

    04/05/2016 7:49:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 48 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | April 5, 2016 | Dave Jolly
    I have a close friend, Mark, who was born in Scotland and has lived in England since he was ten years old and he has shared with me how Muslims are steadily destroying his country.Over twenty years ago, a large number of Muslims, many from Albania, began immigrating to England. Many of them stuck together, moving into the same cities, just like they are doing here in the US.The Muslims claimed that they had no intention of changing English culture or laws. Yet, Mark told me that as their numbers grew in some of the cities, they wasted little time...
  • 'Pizza Squirrel' Scales Michigan Tree With a Full Slice

    04/04/2016 11:50:37 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 34 replies
    UPI ^ | April 4, 2016 | Ben Hooper
    A hungry squirrel in Michigan was caught on camera taking a cue from a famous New York subway rat by taking a slice of pizza and carrying it up a tree. The video posted to YouTube by Chris Weeden shows the squirrel dragging a slice of pizza on the ground near a tree while the people filming from inside a nearby building provide commentary. The people sound surprised as the squirrel is able to climb the tree while holding the slice of pizza and makes it to a high branch. The squirrel evoked memories of New York's famous "Pizza Rat,"...
  • Dem Donors Plead Guilty to $33 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

    04/02/2016 2:42:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Washingon Free Beacon ^ | April 1, 2016 | Joe Schoffstall
    Five individuals who have donated to Democratic politicians pleaded guilty to a scheme that drained Medicare out of $33 million dollars. Two physicians and three owners of hospice and home care companies based out of Detroit, Mich., were charged on June 18, 2015 as part of the largest Medicare fraud case in history for submitting fraudulent claims for home health care and hospice services that were either not provided or deemed medically unnecessary.The elaborate operation revolved around Muhammad Tariq, Shahid Tahir, and Manawar Javed—the owners of the home health care and hospice companies—paying kickbacks and bribes to physicians for referrals...
  • $15 minimum-wage movement sets sights on more states

    04/01/2016 1:48:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 61 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 1, 2016 4:26 PM EDT | Jennifer Peltz and David Klepper
    California and New York — where almost 1 in 5 Americans live — are on their way to raising their minimum wage to $15 an hour, and the activists who spearheaded those efforts are now setting their sights on other similarly liberal, Democratic-led states. Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington are among the states with active “Fight for $15” efforts, and even economic experts who oppose the increased rate see it gaining momentum. “There is lots of pressure to do this,” said Douglas Holtz-Eakin, a former Congressional Budget Office director who is now president of...
  • COMMON CORE MATH? 13 Detroit Principals Defraud School System With Massive Kickbacks

    04/01/2016 7:51:44 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    Red State ^ | 31 Mar, 2016 | Joe Cunningham
    Did this become the new Common Core math problem: If 13 principals place orders for school supplies, and they only receive 65% of what they paid for, where did the other 35% of the money go? Don’t try to work it out on pencil and paper, because the New York Times has provided the answer for you.
  • KSFO San Francisco Dumps Glenn Beck, Levin moved to pre-recorded only

    04/01/2016 7:30:55 AM PDT · by ShivaFan · 74 replies
    4-1-2016 | ShivaFan
    KGO which is basically the affiliated liberal side of the same KSFO – KGO radio family (“sister stations”) is in the middle of massive firings and shakeups. KGO changed their format a long while back, the stalwart of liberal talk didn’t work and their ratings dropped, with the exception of course of the longtime KGO talk host Ronn Owens who does have a dedicated audience and instead he has now moved over to KSFO taking Mark Levin’s slot. Mark Levin has been taken off his current live 3pm to 6pm slot, and instead for now put into a “red hear”...
  • Catholic Caucus: Bishop Doerfler’s Stunning Church Music Letter

    03/31/2016 7:23:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 5 replies
    Corpus Christi Watershed ^ | 03.31.16 | Jeff Ostrowski
    Bishop Doerfler’s Stunning Church Music Letter   HE PSALMS from the Old Testament give witness to the human expression of faith through Sacred Music that manifests the beauty of God. It is our joy to give God the best, most beautiful musical expression that we can offer him as we sing the Mass. My illustrious predecessor, the Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample, wrote eloquently regarding Sacred Music in his pastoral letter entitled, Rejoice in the Lord Always. The teaching and directives given therein remain in effect, although he acknowledged that the implementation of the directives would take some time...
  • Need a Job? Michigan's Unemployment Rate Better than U.S. Average

    03/31/2016 5:07:04 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 7 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 3/26/2016 | Tom Gantert
    In a very rare occurrence, Michigan’s unemployment rate in February dipped below the U.S. rate. Michigan’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.8 percent, just below the national average of 4.9 percent. It was only the second time since August 2000 that Michigan had a lower unemployment rate than the U.S. The other time was July 2015 when state unemployment was 5.2 percent. That rate for U.S. was 5.3 percent then. The state added 36,000 jobs in February; the labor force also increased, by 32,000. “Michigan is now in the rare place where the job market is tighter than in the nation...
  • Glenn Beck’s Lie Could Blow Up Ted Cruz

    03/30/2016 5:58:02 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 23 replies
    thedailybeast.com ^ | March 30, 2016 | Betsy Woodruff
    Glenn Beck has been one of Ted Cruz’s most high profile surrogates—but Beck’s support could become a little less desirable when he heads to court this summer for allegedly defaming a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing…… One of Ted Cruz’s most prominent supporters could be headed to court soon to defend his Islamophobic falsehoods about a victim of terrorism. “…But come this summer, it’s Beck who could face judgement. The radio talker currently faces a defamation lawsuit—because he doubled and tripled down on charges that a victim of a terrorist attack was actually the real terrorist. “… previously unnoticed...
  • Satanists Defend Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic From Pro-Lifers on Good Friday

    03/29/2016 9:33:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 15 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | March 29, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Pro-life Christians who were praying peacefully outside of a Michigan abortion clinic on Good Friday faced mockery as they remembered Jesus’ death on the cross. The Pro-Life Action League organized the peaceful prayer vigil outside the Ann Arbor Planned Parenthood and 70 other abortion clinics across the country on Friday to remember the innocent lives of unborn children lost to abortion and Jesus’ crucifixion. The group compared Jesus’s suffering and horrific death on the cross to the suffering that unborn babies experience every day inside the nation’s abortion clinics. The Michigan pro-lifers faced a much more hostile environment than many...
  • Offended Muslims Say That Children's Easter Egg Hunt 'Violates the U.S. Constitution'

    03/29/2016 9:07:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 64 replies
    patriotupdate.com ^ | March 26, 2016 | David Mcintosh
    The Muslims told the Detroit Free-Press that they were concerned about the religious implications of Cherry Hill Presbyterian Church's "Eggstravaganza!" They were also "troubled" by images of a bunny rabbit. "It really bothered my two kids," parent Majed Moughni, told the newspaper. "My son was like, 'Dad, I really don't feel comfortable getting these flyers, telling me to go to church. I thought churches are not supposed to mix with schools.' "
  • More Ancient Viruses Lurk In Our DNA Than We Thought

    03/28/2016 6:19:00 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    University of Michigan ^ | March 22, 2016 | Kara Gavin
    One whole endogenous retrovirus genome -- and bits of 17 others -- were spotted in a study of 2,500 human genomes... Nineteen new pieces of DNA -- left by viruses that first infected our ancestors hundreds of thousands of years ago -- have just been found, lurking between our own genes. And one stretch of newfound DNA, found in about 50 of the 2,500 people studied, contains an intact, full genetic recipe for an entire virus, say the scientists who published their findings today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Whether or not it can replicate, or...
  • Maher: Obama’s Pulling His Numbers on Islam ‘Right Out of His A**,’ ‘It’s Not One Small Slice’

    03/26/2016 7:07:59 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Mar 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    HBO host Bill Maher argued that “it’s not one small slice” of Muslims who hold extremist beliefs, and President Obama’s claims to the contrary are pulled “right out of his a**” on Friday’s “Real Time.” Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm (D) said, “ISIS is a narrow, and far extreme sect of the wide band of the Muslim religion, the Islamic religion, to — and this gets back probably to your previous conversation, and the point you’ve been making a lot, I think, on this show, is, why not say ‘Islamic terrorism?’ However, we’ve got a huge number of moderate Muslims,...
  • Michigan House passes bills to prevent abortion coercion

    03/25/2016 7:31:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 1 replies
    liveactionnews.org ^ | March 25, 2016 | Calvin Freiburger
    On Thursday, the Michigan House voted 65-43 to pass two pro-life bills to protect women from being coerced into having abortions. One would make it a felony to stalk or assault a pregnant woman for the purpose of pressuring her into an abortion, and the other would make it a misdemeanor to threaten to withhold legally-required financial aid or employment if she refuses to abort. The South Bend Tribune reports: A 2012 state law requires abortion clinics to screen patients for coercion, but lawmakers’ attempt at the time to criminalize coercive abortions was removed before Gov. Rick Snyder signed it....
  • A mocking Mitt Romney takes after Trump's "foreign wives"

    03/24/2016 12:52:36 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 167 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | 7:09 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | JOEL CONNELLY, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF
    A mocking Mitt Romney takes after Trump's "foreign wives" By JOEL CONNELLY, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Updated 7:09 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Mitt Romney escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Wednesday night, mocking the real estate mogul's "foreign wives" in a speech at the annual National Republican Congressional Committee dinner. "Donald Trump has had several foreign wives; it turns out there really are jobs Americans won't do," said the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
  • Detroit Makes Community College Free (Paid for by Property Taxes)

    03/23/2016 6:20:27 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | 3-22-2016 | Katie Labosco
    Under state rules, the first two years of promise zones must be funded through philanthropy. Beginning in 2018, the Detroit Promise will be funded by increases in property tax revenue based on the 6 mills of the State Education Tax; the program will capture half of any increase in property tax revenue from the SET, officials said. Detroit Public Schools interim superintendent Alycia Meriweather told students gathered at a news conference that it’s now up to them to be prepared for college, by getting good grades. “You have an opportunity today that all the rest of us who grew up...
  • Michigan Board of Education Releases Controversial New LGBTQ Guidelines

    03/23/2016 3:07:55 PM PDT · by detective · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 23 March 2016 | by Raven Clabough
    Michigan’s Board of Education has drafted a set of guidelines that asks schools to allow students to make their own decisions regarding which bathrooms they use, the gender by which they want to be identified, and the names by which they’d like to be called. The guidelines, which seem to explicitly remove parents and doctors from the decision-making process, have been signed by State Superintendent Brian Whiston.
  • 'Be careful, Lyin' Ted, or I will spill the beans on your wife!' Furious Trump hits out at Cruz ove

    03/22/2016 2:13:34 PM PDT · by drewh · 264 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | : 16:01 EST, 22 March 2016 | By JESSICA CHIA FOR DAILYMAIL.COM
    Aconservative super PAC is trying to swing Utah voters against Donald Trump in tonight's caucus by slut-shaming his wife Melania Trump. The ad, circulated on social media, shows the former model in a nude 2000 GQ photo shoot with the words: 'Meet Melania Trump, your next First Lady. Or you could vote for Ted Cruz on Tuesday.' Cruz, who has a precarious 50.1per cent polling average, needs to win a majority backing in order to take all 40 of Utah's delegates. Republican strategist Liz Mair, who founded the super PAC Make America Awesome, said that the ads have been targeting...
  • GLENN BECK Bashes Christians for Voting Trump: "Evangelicals Have Not Been Listening to Their God"

    03/22/2016 12:19:17 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 230 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Mar 21 2016 | Jim Hoft
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  • Good Grief:Glenn Beck: Ted Cruz is Sent To Save The World from the "last of days"

    03/21/2016 9:59:15 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 119 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3-20-2016 | sundance
    Good Grief-Glenn Beck Today: Ted Cruz is "The Mormon Prophecy" Sent To Save The World from the "last of days" Posted on March 20, 2016 by sundance This isn’t the first time Glenn Beck has said his blessed candidate was the representative image and embodiment of his lord and savior who has arrived to save the world. Beck also isn’t the only one who believes it. Ted’s father has said something similar when he proclaimed “Ted was anointed to take control of society“.Previously Glenn Beck proclaimed that God killed Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to insure Ted Cruz wins the...
  • Donald Trump Will (Almost Certainly) Never Be Elected President. Here’s Why.

    03/21/2016 10:19:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 114 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 21, 2016 | Greg Sargent
    Donald Trump Will (Almost Certainly) Never Be Elected President. Here’s Why. By Greg Sargent March 21 With Donald Trump steamrolling towards the GOP nomination, the political chatter is increasingly focused on whether Trump could win a general election by making surprise inroads into states in the industrial Midwest. Many Democrats and nonpartisan observers see this as probably the only plausible (if that’s even the right word for it) path for Trump, who might do this mainly by running up huge numbers among white voters — particularly blue collar whites. But a new examination of the demographics and projected voting patterns...
  • Encryption gets its Gang of Eight

    03/21/2016 3:35:41 PM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/21/16 | Joel Gehrke
    A pair of House committees is forming a bipartisan working group of eight lawmakers to prepare for possible legislation addressing how the widespread use of encryption affects law enforcement investigations. "The bipartisan encryption working group will examine the issues surrounding this ongoing national debate," House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., and House Energy and Commerce Committee Fred Upton. R-Mich., said Monday. As chairman of the two committees that have jurisdiction over encryption issues, Goodlatte and Upton are ex officio chairs of the working group. They released that statement jointly along with Michigan Rep. John Conyers and New Jersey Rep. Steve...
  • Detroit-area woman in body parts business pleads guilty

    03/21/2016 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Mar 21, 2016 6:07 PM EDT | Ed White
    A Detroit-area woman charged in a body parts probe pleaded guilty Monday to fraud, admitting she falsely told a customer that human remains for medical training were free of infectious diseases. The government says Arthur Rathburn and his wife Elizabeth Rathburn of Grosse Pointe Park operated International Biological Inc., which rented out body parts for medical or dental training. Elizabeth Rathburn struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty to wire fraud, about two months after the two were indicted. She didn’t disclose in an email that remains provided for a 2012 meeting of the American Society of Anesthesiologists in...
  • Unity and Testimony of Jesus to The Bride and Church[Charismatic Caucus]

    03/21/2016 10:03:48 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    My name is more prominent than understanding for before all things ((( (( ( "I AM" ) )) ))) and I became The Foundation for all I created and it is in my wisdom the very heavenlies rest, as my knowledge reveals their place of rest as my understanding is the tongue and spirit as a thread and needle led by my love to hold all these things together and so it is that I have created a gown of protection and warmth for my church and Bride drawn and sewn from my light for this pleases The Father of...