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Re: Some "Good News" for a change.... please post more, we need it!!!
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2015, 09:10:21 AM »

Pizza driver arrested on the way to deliver a pizza...

2nd officer delivers pizza!!!

http://www.people.com/article/police-deliver-pizza-illinois
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« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2015, 01:00:49 PM »

LMAO........the confused resident.

I bet!  My luck when the officer finished the delivery to me is that he could make a second paraphernalia bust.
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« Reply #17 on: February 03, 2015, 08:11:41 PM »


Here's a great local story that went international.

Detroiter's daily trek inspires hundreds to donate

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2015/02/01/james-roberston-detroiter-commute-fundraiser/22701087/

A story about a Detroit man who commutes about 21 miles a day on foot to and from work has spurred reaction from across the nation, including social media fund-raisers that have netted more than $80,000 in donations as of 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Because buses don't cover the full distance between James Robertson's home in Detroit and his job in Rochester Hills, he walks about eight miles headed to work and about 13 miles home, five days a week. His story — told by Bill Laitner in Sunday's Detroit Free Press — has inspired hundreds to offer money to buy him a car, pay his insurance and to provide professional help in managing the donations.

Robertson said Sunday he was flattered by the attention he'd gotten for his arduous commutes after the Free Press published a front-page story about him -- and amazed that complete strangers would respond so generously, some by offering to buy him a new car and others offering to give him one.

"Are you serious?" he said to a reporter after hearing of one crowd-funding effort alone that, by early Sunday night, had raised $30,000 — $25,000 more than the goal of the originator, a Wayne State University student.

Evan Leedy, 19, of Macomb Township, a WSU student studying computer science, said he was struck by the article and by the sudden torrent of people commenting online, many of them asking how they could help Robertson. Leedy said he decided to act.

"I just used my phone. I created the go-funding site and within an hour we had $2,000," he said.

"I set the goal at the beginning of $5,000. Right now my page has more than $30,000" as of 6 p.m. Sunday, Leedy said.

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http://www.gofundme.com/l7girc
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« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2015, 08:45:09 PM »

Greta reported tonight there is 220,000 committed and a Detroit car dealer has offered to give him a car.
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« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2015, 07:03:04 PM »

Report: Chevrolet Bolt EV Begins Production in Michigan in 2016

Read more: http://www.automobilemag.com/features/news/1502-report-chevrolet-bolt-ev-begins-production-in-michigan-2016/#ixzz3R0rDzTJL
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« Reply #20 on: February 06, 2015, 07:05:06 PM »

Ford adding new jobs in Dearborn
500 new positions available for Dearborn plants
http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/ford-adding-new-jobs-in-dearborn/31083480

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Ford is adding 1,550 jobs at four plants to meet demand for the new 2015 F-150 pickup, and the influx of new entry-level workers will bump up the wages of as many as 500 lower-paid employees already on the automaker's payroll.
http://www.freep.com/story/money/cars/ford/2015/02/04/ford-hires-workers-bumps-two-tier-wages/22825327/
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Edited to add:

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« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2015, 05:10:24 AM »

Here's a great local story that went international.

Detroiter's daily trek inspires hundreds to donate

http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/oakland/2015/02/01/james-roberston-detroiter-commute-fundraiser/22701087/

A story about a Detroit man who commutes about 21 miles a day on foot to and from work has spurred reaction from across the nation, including social media fund-raisers that have netted more than $80,000 in donations as of 6:30 p.m. Monday.

Because buses don't cover the full distance between James Robertson's home in Detroit and his job in Rochester Hills, he walks about eight miles headed to work and about 13 miles home, five days a week. His story — told by Bill Laitner in Sunday's Detroit Free Press — has inspired hundreds to offer money to buy him a car, pay his insurance and to provide professional help in managing the donations.

Robertson said Sunday he was flattered by the attention he'd gotten for his arduous commutes after the Free Press published a front-page story about him -- and amazed that complete strangers would respond so generously, some by offering to buy him a new car and others offering to give him one.

"Are you serious?" he said to a reporter after hearing of one crowd-funding effort alone that, by early Sunday night, had raised $30,000 — $25,000 more than the goal of the originator, a Wayne State University student.

Evan Leedy, 19, of Macomb Township, a WSU student studying computer science, said he was struck by the article and by the sudden torrent of people commenting online, many of them asking how they could help Robertson. Leedy said he decided to act.

"I just used my phone. I created the go-funding site and within an hour we had $2,000," he said.

"I set the goal at the beginning of $5,000. Right now my page has more than $30,000" as of 6 p.m. Sunday, Leedy said.

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Help James Robertson Get a Car

http://www.gofundme.com/l7girc


I saw them interviewing him on the evening news last night...  gave a lot of background on how his walking came about! 



Here he is with his new Taurus: 



Related article:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/detroit-man-with-marathon-walking-commute-surprised-with-new-car/ar-AA94TCu
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« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2015, 02:57:21 PM »

It's Easier to Get a Mortgage in 2015

Relaxed rules open the door to more borrowers.

Read more at http://www.kiplinger.com/article/real-estate/T040-C000-S002-it-is-easier-to-get-a-mortgage-in-2015.html#z6e0L6dGeZaACBb4.99
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Edited to add:

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« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2015, 08:35:23 PM »

Even Fox News knows Republicans can’t take credit for the best job creation of the century



On Fox News: Friday’s jobs report was terrible news, barely worth mentioning. “So the headline is unemployment rate ticks up to 5.7″ percent,” Steve Doocy said, as he quickly wrapped up the segment.

In reality: “This might just be the most perfect payrolls report ever,” according to economist Justin Wolfers. On Twitter, he raved about the strong growth of 257,000 jobs, helpful revisions — which saw November’s gains rise to 423,000 and Decembers pick up to 329,000 — and “useful real wage growth.”

We can say now with certainty that 2014 — with 3.2 million new jobs — was the best year of employment creation this century. Thanks to low gas prices — which are largely out of our control — we’re enjoying the best economy since 1997. And this all happened after two years of tax increases on the rich and expansion of health insurance to at least 10 million.

It’s great news — unless you’re a Republican.

That isn’t to say that everything is awesome. Labor force participation is still too low and we haven’t seen any significant reverse in the trend of workers’ wages stagnating, a trend that began in 1974. These are problems that we had during the George W. Bush administration. They were just ignored by Republicans and everyone else because there were so many other problems.

So things are only awesome compared to the the first 14 years of this century.

We’ve seen near-historic lows in layoffs and more job openings at any time since before George W. Bush took office. And all this couldn’t have come at a worse time — for them, policy-wise.

After six years of cheering against a recovery, it seemed that Republicans would actually try to claim credit for the economy. Mitch McConnell previously noted that growth really took off right as Republicans took control of the Senate — and we laughed.

But on Friday, Republicans decided that they best keep complaining. They said that recovery isn’t widespread enough and use their obligatory responses to demand tax reform and new trade deals. (The irony of this is that tax reform and trade deals helped create the wealth gap that dominates our age and leaves workers struggling to get ahead.)

Taking credit for this economy is increasingly messy for Republicans — and not just because they spent years telling us that Obama and his pet monster Obamacare would destroy it.

Their biggest problem is that it looks like the Affordable Care Act is playing a big role in our recovery.

The private sector hasn’t lost jobs since the law was signed into effect in March of 2010.



The health care sector had the best month of job creation ever in November.

Health care reform also seems to be giving workers new security, Dan Diamond explains in Forbes: “Harvard’s David Cutler, for instance, has argued that the Affordable Care Act ‘reduces or eliminates many distortions’ in the labor market, including the pressure of being forced to stay in a bad job simply because you need its benefits, like health insurance.”

With job creation suddenly “on fleek,” Republicans realize that they have to say they’re worried about income inequality or what Jeb Bush calls “the Opportunity Gap” but all they have policies that would make it worse.

Republicans can’t even convince themselves to stop calling for more tax breaks for the rich.

There are serious ideas that could tackle this man-made wealth gap: Reforming how executives are compensated, asking workers to participate in corporate governance, eliminating open-market stock buybacks, making child care universal, free college tuition, a tax on risky high-frequency stock trades, child allowances, and ending tax breaks on the richest.

Republicans support a total of none of them.

Instead, the GOP wants to get rid of the one thing we’ve done to seriously take on inequality — Obamacare.

You could say that Republicans are “grasping for ammo.”

Being wrong about everything has never held them back before. Even after Iraq, the Bush tax cuts Katrina, the financial crisis and only contributing sabotage to the recovery, they now hold more seats in the House of Representative and state legislatures in more than a half century.

But even Fox News knows Republicans can’t take credit for economy defined by taxing the rich to expanding health care for millions. All they can do is hope it slows down again — fast.
http://www.eclectablog.com/2015/02/even-fox-news-knows-republicans-cant-take-credit-for-the-best-job-creation-of-the-century.html
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I guess disabling the report to admin link only on the lib side was indicative of the slanted games they play.

Enjoy your spoon-fed Faux News type right-wing echo-chamber.

Edited to add:

This is the only way to answer some of the questions posed:

1) I did nothing to warrant the banishment, it's political.

2) It's the router that's blocked but considering all the nonsense right-wing games being played by those running the site...it's just not worth it to bypass the banishment block.

3) The moron stalkers from MT contemplating a visit will be considered a threat and can expect to have a bad day if they act upon those idiotic thoughts.

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« Reply #24 on: February 13, 2015, 12:35:42 PM »

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/feb/13/fermi-3-license-moves-step-closer/

Want a boost in the local economy...   encourage Fermi III
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« Reply #26 on: March 05, 2015, 10:42:54 AM »

http://www.monroenews.com/news/2015/feb/13/fermi-3-license-moves-step-closer/

Want a boost in the local economy...   encourage Fermi III


I did see a short article in the paper in the last week or so that they will be adding two additional 'security' projects at Fermi II...   at least one was related to more storage for spent fuel rods!
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« Reply #27 on: March 05, 2015, 12:11:56 PM »

I've had many great meals at Tony's Restaurants although not this one...

Michigan State Troopers to the rescue:

http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/story/28258850/troopers-show-generosity-out-of-their-own-pockets
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« Reply #29 on: March 13, 2015, 09:21:54 AM »

Robert Downey Jr. Gives Child an Iron Man Prosthetic Limb

A seven-year old boy who was born with a partially developed arm has been given an Iron Man-themed prosthetic limb - bestowed upon him by Tony Stark himself, Robert Downey, Jr.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fO46TGOayfQ
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No emails, no warnings, no communication whatsoever...just that ban

May be what happened to the other libs as well.

I guess disabling the report to admin link only on the lib side was indicative of the slanted games they play.

Enjoy your spoon-fed Faux News type right-wing echo-chamber.

Edited to add:

This is the only way to answer some of the questions posed:

1) I did nothing to warrant the banishment, it's political.

2) It's the router that's blocked but considering all the nonsense right-wing games being played by those running the site...it's just not worth it to bypass the banishment block.

3) The moron stalkers from MT contemplating a visit will be considered a threat and can expect to have a bad day if they act upon those idiotic thoughts.

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