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  • Food cart maker to invest $13.3 million, adds 27 jobs in West Michigan

    08/16/2017 7:31:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | August 16, 2017 | Annalise Frank
    New York-based food cart manufacturer Move Systems International is spending $13.3 million and adding 27 jobs at its production center in Walker, outside of Grand Rapids. With the investment, Move Systems will amp up production, bring in new equipment and add on to administrative areas at the Walker facility. The company received a $200,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant through the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to support the expansion. The Right Place Inc., an economic development organization based in Grand Rapids, worked with MEDC to assure Move Systems would invest in Michigan as opposed to out of state, The...
  • Dart to invest $40 million, add 136 jobs in mid-Michigan

    08/10/2017 7:17:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Crain's Detroit Business ^ | August 10, 2017
    MASON — Food and beverage packaging manufacturer Dart Container Corp. plans to invest $40 million in a new technical and innovation center in a project that is expected to create at least 136 new jobs in the Lansing region. The new jobs will be in areas including engineering, skilled trades, technology and administrative, it said Wednesday in a news release. The expansion by Mason-based Dart is being supported by a $1 million Michigan Economic Development Corp. grant from the Michigan Business Development Program, which provides economic assistance to businesses that create jobs and investment in Michigan. Alaiedon Township is also...
  • Foxconn gives Trump’s jobs vow a shot in the arm with multibillion dollar investment in Michiga

    08/05/2017 6:44:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The South China Morning Post ^ | August 6, 2017 | Celia Chen
    Foxconn Technology Group, the world’s largest contract manufacturer of consumer electronics, said it’s planning a multibillion dollar investment in the US state of Michigan, a week after announcing a US$10 billion plant in Wisconsin, giving a shot in the arm to Donald Trump’s election pledge to lure investments and create jobs for Americans. The new plant will be engaged in the research, development and production of components and vehicles that can drive autonomously, said Terry Gou, founder of the Taiwanese company, on Saturday in Shenzhen. “Automotive development in the US is still more advanced than China,” said Gou, declining to...
  • Professor warns: “Social justice warriors” are destroying engineering

    08/04/2017 10:12:38 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 73 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 8/4/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Indrek Wichman, a mechanical engineer professor at Michigan State University, has eyed a troubling trend of social justice warriors making their way through the humanities and social sciences and, to his despair, they now have their sights set on leveling their destruction on engineering. WichmanHaving spent 30 years teaching mechanical engineering, Wichman acknowledges things have changed dramatically and is concerned that “feelings” and “micro-aggressions” have taken a predominant role, much to the detriment of the hard sciences. “The world we engineers envisioned as young students is not quite as simple and straightforward as we had wished,” he states in a...
  • ICE Arrests 33 people during operation in West Michigan

    08/04/2017 7:38:08 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 12 replies
    Fox17 News ^ | AUGUST 4, 2017, | Fox 17 News
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — 33 people were arrested in a recent four-day operation in West Michigan by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. In a press release put out early Friday, the agency says the operation was meant to target “criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration violators.” They say that among the 33 taken into custody, 24 of them had prior criminal convictions. The operation took place this week across West Michigan. The arrests span individuals from four different countries: Mexico (22 arrested), Guatemala (7 arrested), El Salvador (3 arrested) and Liberia. Rebecca Adduci, the ICE Enforcement and Removal...
  • Muslim workers quit jobs at Warren auto supplier

    07/27/2017 10:54:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Source ^ | July 27, 2017 | Norb Franz
    Ex-employees claim company wouldn’t let them delay meal break during Ramadan Sixteen Muslims “involuntary resigned” from their jobs at an automotive supplier in Warren because the company refused to accommodate their planned religious observance, their attorneys said Wednesday. The ex-employees of Brose Jefferson, who worked the afternoon shift, had requested they be allowed to take their unpaid, 30-minute meal break at 9 p.m. instead of the usual 7 p.m., during Ramadan. During Ramadan, which was celebrated worldwide from May 27 to June 25, Muslims observe strict fasting from sunrise to sunset. On Friday, May 26, the Muslim employees on the...
  • Senator Kid Rock--For Real

    07/25/2017 6:36:14 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/25/17 | Jim O'Neill
    We need some sharp elbows and rough edges in DC A brash, rough talking, sometimes crude political outsider with a large media following, taking on the political establishment’s elite. Where have I seen this before? I’m talking about Kid Rock, not Donald Trump. Robert Ritchie, better known as Kid Rock, has announced that he is running for the US Senate—and I for one believe he is quite earnest about it, and furthermore may very well get elected.
  • 1967 Detroit Riots Begin (50th Anniversary Of Detroit Riots)

    07/23/2017 9:27:06 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 42 replies
    The 1967 Detroit Riots were among the most violent and destructive riots in U.S. history. By the time the bloodshed, burning and looting ended after five days, 43 people were dead, 342 injured, nearly 1,400 buildings had been burned and some 7,000 National Guard and U.S. Army troops had been called into service. --SNIP-- “Our nation is moving toward two societies, one black, one white—separate and unequal. Reaction to last summer’s disorders has quickened the movement and deepened the division. Discrimination and segregation have long permeated much of American life; they now threaten the future of every American.”
  • Michigan woman found guilty of shooting husband to death after parrot witnessed murder

    07/22/2017 11:02:43 AM PDT · by Libloather · 48 replies
    Evening Standard via MSN ^ | 7/21/17 | Tom Powell
    A woman has been found guilty of shooting her husband to death in a murder case witnessed by a parrot. Glenna Duram, 49, shot her husband Martin five times in front of their pet in 2015, before failing in a suicide attempt. The parrot, an African Grey named Bud, is alleged to have later repeated the words “Don’t shoot!” in the victim’s voice. Duram, of Sand Lake, Michigan, was found guilty of first-degree murder by a jury. She will be sentenced next month. The parrot was not involved in any court proceedings.
  • Lawsuit Alleges Agency Told Grandfather to Give Up Gun Rights to Foster His Grandson

    07/19/2017 5:21:32 PM PDT · by Hadean · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 19, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    A lawsuit filed in federal court on Monday alleges the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) violated the gun rights of foster parents. Caseworkers from MDHHS and a county judge told William Johnson of Ontonagon, Mich., that he had to choose between his Second Amendment rights and fostering his grandson, according to a complaint filed with the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan. The 54-year-old Johnson is a retired, disabled Marine with a Michigan Concealed Pistol License. He and his wife were asked by the state of Michigan to foster their grandson. According to...
  • Businessman, vet John James files for U.S. Senate (MI)

    07/18/2017 11:31:46 PM PDT · by Mozzafiato · 5 replies
    The Detroit News | July 18, 2017 | Jonathan Oosting
    Link only, due to copyright:Businessman, vet John James files for U.S. Senate
  • Michigan Passes New Law to Imprison Doctors, Parents & Anyone Involved in Female Genital Mutilation

    07/18/2017 4:57:44 AM PDT · by TangoLimaSierra · 10 replies
    freedomoutpost.com ^ | July 17, 2017 | Tim Brown
    We've reported on the barbaric Islamic procedure known as female genital mutilation, specifically in Michigan. Now, Michigan has passed a law that will sentence those involved in female genital mutilation to prison for up to 15 years, including parents and anyone involved. Female genital mutilation is nothing like circumcision. It is a barbaric act committed against little girls who are a part of Islamic communities. The law was both written and passed following the widely circulated story of several girls in Minnesota and Michigan receiving the procedure from a doctor in Detroit. The central government claims that, according to their...
  • 412 Michigan Muslims Arrested In Fed’s ‘LARGEST BUST IN U.S. HISTORY’

    07/18/2017 4:48:49 AM PDT · by Lera · 41 replies
    Full title : 412 Michigan Muslims Arrested In Fed’s ‘LARGEST BUST IN U.S. HISTORY’ After Uncovering Deadly Hidden Secret The state of Michigan is quickly turning into a Sharia swamp, thanks to the reckless immigration policies of Obama over the past 8 years. Not only are portions of Michigan being transformed into a “mini Baghdad,” but the state is also being overrun with rampant illegal activity, where the Muslim populace is constantly being busted in welfare fraud and disgusting mutilation practices on little girls. Now thanks to the hordes of Muslims taking over the state, Michigan can add another “accomplishment”...
  • American Rock Star for US Senate?

    07/14/2017 2:05:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 86 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | July 14, 2017 | Jamie A. Hope
    He’s a cowboy, an American Badass, rock star, and could add the title U.S. Senator to his list of accomplishments if Kid Rock has his way. Yes, that’s right, Kid Rock has officially announced he is running for U. S. Senate in Michigan. He won’t apologize for the confederate flag on his car, his politics, or support for his President Donald J. Trump – and with that attitude, he may be just the person to take incumbent Senator Debbie Stabenow down. He’s rugged, has a redneck flair about him, and is new to the political process, but so was President...
  • Liz Warren sounds fundraising alarm over Kid Rock's potential Senate run

    07/14/2017 4:49:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 14, 2017 | Chris Cassidy
    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is sounding the alarm with her Democratic base, warning a Senate run by Detroit bad boy Kid Rock could be the second coming of Donald Trump. The “Wasting Time” and “All Summer Long” rap rocker-turned-country singer tweeted on Wednesday that he’s running for U.S. Senate in Michigan. Although it’s been largely dismissed so far as a publicity stunt, Warren isn’t taking any chances with the longshot Republican. “I know a lot of people are thinking: this is some sort of joke, right?” Warren wrote in an email blast with the subject line “Senator Kid Rock (R-MI).”...
  • Village president: 'I owe nobody an apology' for posts (calls for killing all muslims)

    07/14/2017 4:25:57 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 44 replies
    Traverse City Eagle Record ^ | 7-11-17 | Mark Johnson
    Kalkaska’s village president’s continued refusal to apologize for his Facebook posts may trigger an attempt to remove him from office. A series of posts village President Jeff Sieting shared on his personal Facebook page — including one that appeared to call for the killing of Muslims — caught Cindy Anderson’s eye several weeks ago. She and others fruitlessly sought Sieting’s apology at a June 26 village meeting. Anderson, a real estate broker who owns land in the county and grew up near Kalkaska, returned for Monday’s village council meeting and asked Sieting if he thinks he should apologize for the...
  • Don’t Worry, America: Kid Rock Says He’s Running for Senate From Michigan

    07/13/2017 1:50:30 PM PDT · by johnk · 25 replies
    thewrap.com (FROM THE ARCHIVE.IS) ^ | July 12, 2017 @ 2:08 PM | Tony Maglio
    Republican rocker Robert James Ritchie (aka Kid Rock) launches website in bid to challenge Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow. ---------------------- His name is Kiiiiiiiiiiiid — err, Senator Rock? Musician Kid Rock said Wednesday that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in 2018 in his home state of Michigan. The bid was first launched as a website, kidrockforsenate.com, which the singer just validated and shared on Twitter. He also tweeted, “I will have a major announcement in the near future.” Rock, whose birth name is Robert Ritchie, has been suggested as a possible Republican candidate to challenge Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.),...
  • 'Let it Go:' Folks in 2 Michigan Towns 'Tired of Hearing About the Russia Thing'

    07/10/2017 9:21:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Deadline Detroit ^ | July 10, 2017
    For many Democrats, the multiple investigations into Russia's influence on the 2016 presidential election seem front and center on their minds, if not daily, pretty close. But not everyone feels that way. Lindsay Maizland of Vox News in D.C., saw that firsthand recently when she returned to her hometown of Linden, a rural little town between Flint and Detroit, and interviewed people there and in the neighboring community of Argentine Township. She reports: Nearly every single person I spoke with said the same thing: The media just needs to leave Trump alone, and the Russia investigation is a distraction. “I'm...
  • Michigan County Clerk Stops Illegal Weapons Ban at Her Building

    07/10/2017 12:24:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    ammoland ^ | 10 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -(Ammoland.com)- – On Friday, June 27th, Karen Spranger went to work as the County Clerk in Macomb County, Michigan. When she arrived at 0730, the metal detection machinery and the armed guards had been removed. She had filed a lawsuit to make this occur.  She had not been notified it would happen.In Michigan, public buildings are not allowed to forbid the exercise of Second Amendment rights, with an exception for court rooms or other official space used for official court business.From macomdaily.com: Security measures at the Macomb County Clerk and Register of Deeds office at the Talmer building in...
  • Dozens of Dems Support Bill to Create Panel That Could Remove Trump From Office

    06/30/2017 4:12:52 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 57 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 6/30/17 | Conor Beck
    Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin (Md.) has introduced a bill that would create a congressional oversight commission that could declare the president incapacitated, leading to his removal from office under the Constitution's 25th Amendment. Twenty-four House Democrats are now backing the bill, including the ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. John Conyers (D., Mich.), Yahoo News reported Friday. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), the former chair of the Democratic National Committee, is also co-sponsoring the legislation. The support from top Democrats for the bill comes despite House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) and other Democratic leaders telling...