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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 4:27 pm 
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Flint still does not have clean drinking water.

ICE says it needs a $1 billion funding boost to meet Trump’s aggressive deportation goals - WP

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is aggressively lobbying for an additional $1 billion to boost deportations to their highest levels yet under President Trump, according to a budget document obtained by The Washington Post.

The agency urged Congress last month to include the extra funds in a stopgap spending measure that lawmakers must pass to avoid a government shutdown when the new fiscal year starts Oct. 1.

On Thursday, congressional leaders from both political parties agreed to postpone a fight over Trump’s plan for building a border wall until after the November elections. The deal would keep the government open using a series of spending bills, including a “continuing resolution” that would fund federal agencies through Dec. 7. ICE asked Congress to include the $1 billion increase in the continuing resolution.

[Congress planning to avert government shutdown]

In the funding request, officials said they anticipated deporting more than 253,000 immigrants during the next fiscal year, which goes from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2019. That would be the government’s highest target since 2014, when the Obama administration expelled more than 300,000.

Recent statistics show the administration is on track this year to deport substantially more than the 226,000 immigrants deported in 2017, though final numbers won’t be available for several weeks. Officials are deporting roughly 20,000 immigrants a month, and had expelled more than 191,000 as of June 30.

Without the extra money, officials warned in the request, they may be forced to suspend arrests and deportations of people deemed “threats to public safety” until Congress passes a full spending bill. Officials also said that thousands of immigrants detained in federal custody may suffer “reductions in services” if Congress denies the funding, though they did not provide specifics.

Katie Waldman, spokeswoman for the Department of Homeland Security spokeswoman, said the proposed $1 billion increase mirrors the agency’s $8.2 billion budget request for fiscal 2019.

“If the Congress approves the request, ICE would have the funding for operations necessary to support and increase staffing and operations as the DHS Secretary determines to be appropriate,” Waldman said in a statement.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:25 pm 
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Report: Dan Gilbert part of group considering buying magazines

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A group that includes billionaire Detroit businessman Dan Gilbert is reportedly eyeing the purchase of Sports Illustrated, Fortune and Money, the New York Post reported Monday.

The Post said the group is being assembled by Josh Pollack, from Los Angeles-based Velocity Entertainment. It also reportedly includes best-selling author and motivational speaker Tony Robbins................


State gives him quarter of a billion dollars and forces people to pay income tax to him.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:30 pm 
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Detroit charter school abruptly announces: We're closing this week

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Less than a month into the school year, a Detroit charter school is shutting its doors — leaving nearly 200 students and their parents in the lurch.

In a contentious, emotional meeting Wednesday, the board of education for the Detroit Delta Preparatory Academy for Social Justice voted 4-1 to shut down, effective Oct. 1.

The decision left many of the high school's students in tears.

"Everybody was breaking down," said Ajah Jenkins, 17, a senior at the school, which had just begun its fifth year of operation.

Ajah called her mother, Kelye King, "crying, hysterical, screaming, saying, 'My school's closing. How am I going to graduate,' " King recounted.

Saturday is supposed to be the school's homecoming. It's unclear whether it'll still happen, said King, who is upset because she believes the school should have given parents a heads-up that this might happen.


children crying
their education dying
they cant drink the water
state gives the tax money to fix schools pipes
away to billionaires and corporate executives

Get the lead out of school drinking water, Detroit officials are told

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By the beginning of the next school year, Detroit schools likely will be outfitted with water hydration stations that district leaders say will provide students and staff with the safest option for drinking water.............



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........"Day one starts tomorrow," Moore said. "Somebody better do something about our schools and make sure our water is safe."

Nicole Conoway, a teacher at East English Village Preparatory Academy, said she believes the money is there to fix the problem.

"You need to fight for it, by whatever means you can ... to demand that we get all the resources we need."........

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:06 pm 
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whats more important than indoor plumbing and safe drinking water for school kids in Detroit ?

Ford wants $240M for Detroit train station rehab: Are you kidding me?

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......And yet, when Ford says it needs more than $239 million in public tax incentives to make good on its $740 million promise to redevelop the Michigan Central Depot and adjacent parcels— more than $100 million from cash-strapped Detroit — what I want to know is, are you kidding me?

That Ford, with $16.7 billion in cash on hand, per its last earnings report, can ask a city that emerged three years ago from bankruptcy to forego future tax revenue is astounding.

And it should be ironclad proof that tax incentives, the routine granting of same, the accompanying song-and-dance that justifies them and the lens through which we view development is more concerned with scoring high-profile wins than making sustainable progress toward a healthy city and state. The rest of the tax incentives Ford is seeking would come from the state (also facing a deficit), Wayne County (still recovering) and the public schools (where to even start?)........cut



........Ford execs told Bloomberg last year that the company needs $20 billion to weather the next recession. It's worth asking what Detroit — a city that still struggles to provide services, is still losing population, still has an unemployment rate almost double the state's and still faces a balloon payment to its pension funds in 2024 — would need to weather the next recession; the city had a fund balance of $593 million at the end of the 2017 fiscal year.

If it's hard to understand how a multinational corporation can soak a struggling school district for tax breaks, it's even harder to understand how government officials can justify foregoing tax revenue now in exchange for convoluted estimates of future employment: New jobs, construction jobs, indirect jobs.........

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:24 pm 
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Not sure why they single out Kwamee Kilpatrick here when they could have refered to rick snyder as an example of corupt government official.

Feds: Troy's fired city manager ran office like Kwame, had 'god complex'

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A just-released court memo in the bribery case of Troy’s fired city manager lays out a trail of ethical breaches worse than previously known — a record of theft and double-dealing so egregious that federal prosecutors compared the hi-jinks at Troy City Hall to the era of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick.........


Sources: Gilbert's Bedrock lectured inspectors on how to do their jobs

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Bedrock Detroit used its influence to get a rare meeting in the governor's offices and two of its executives were later allowed to tell state inspectors that Detroit's largest developer was exempt from scrutiny after it was cited for worker safety violations.

Executives of the Dan Gilbert-owned company had requested the meeting in the offices of then-Gov. Rick Snyder to "make sure everyone is all on the same page" after Michigan's workplace safety agency in 2016 slapped the company with a $3,500 fine during renovations at the David Stott building in downtown Detroit..............


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.........The MIOSHA inspector found unguarded windows and cited Bedrock with four violations, including failure to guard against falls, and proposed the fine. Four other employers working at the building were also cited. Only Bedrock went to the governor's office to flex its muscle.

Bedrock executives requested the first meeting to “get an understanding of how the state views them and what they do," according to an email from the governor's office to Pickelman.

Snyder wasn’t in attendance at the May 2017 meeting, but members of his executive staff were, along with senior MIOSHA leadership, according to an email.

Bedrock executives were invited to a second meeting, held later that month, where they were granted the floor and where they told several senior MIOSHA construction safety inspectors gathered in Detroit that the company was exempt from inspection, sources said. At that meeting, MIOSHA bosses did not challenge the Bedrock executives who lectured the inspectors, or object to Bedrock's claims, sources said.........

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Grrrrr. In the past, I would have hoped the FL Supreme Court would struck down something like this. But, see the end of the story.

As it is, it violates Roe v. Wade and its parameters. Does this guy know that means it will then possibly go all the way to SCOTUS? I'm sure he does.

"Fetal heartbeat" laws would prevent abortions in some cases before women even know they are pregnant.

Florida bill would ban abortions if fetal heartbeat detected
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A bill filed by a Florida state lawmaker aiming to ban abortion if a fetal heartbeat is detected has led to public outcry from some progressive groups, with one advocate stating it's "among the most extreme" ever filed in the country.

House Bill 235, filed by Republican Florida state Rep. Mike Hill, would make it illegal for women to get an abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected.

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"It is definitely the most extreme proposal we've ever entertained in Florida and among the most extreme in the United States," Amy Weintraub, the reproductive rights program director for Progress Florida, told CBS News.

Weintraub said this kind of restriction would make it difficult for most women to discover they are pregnant and arrange for an abortion procedure in time.
Weintraub said the limitations would "require you to get the money together, to get the transportation together. It puts legal abortion out of reach for most people."
And, she said, it would disproportionately impact low-income women.
"People with resources can travel to other states if necessary. For sure it will affect low-income women more harshly," said Weintraub.

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The bill also strikes "fetus" from current abortion-related laws replacing the word with "unborn human being," defining it as "an individual organism of the species Homo sapiens from fertilization until live birth." (*)

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"There is a reason this bill has failed in many other states — that is because it is unconstitutional," Florida's Democratic Party chair Terrie Rizzo said in a statement Jan. 16. "We will fight to see that this legislation never becomes law in Florida."

However, the state's governor has indicated he would support such legislation in the past.
During now-Gov. Ron DeSantis' first gubernatorial debate, he pledged to sign legislation that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat was detected, reports Politico.

Also, the state's Supreme Court, which has been viewed as a final barrier against attempts to decrease abortion access, is changing after three justices recently retired, The Gainesville Sun points out.

DeSantis has filled two of the seats with judges who are members of the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group which supported the nomination and confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.

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(*) Yes, Mr. Hill, let's replace scientific and medical terminology used by Ob-Gyn's and the medical profession with gobbledygook you believe instead. :roll:

One interesting point somebody made at DU -- you can actually take cardial tissue in a test tube and watch it beat on its own, even if not connected to a brain. IOW, the heartbeat does not indicate anything about the organism's sentience, ability to feel pain, awareness, etc.

It's called a fetus because, we do not call acorns, oak trees ... dumbass.

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Soon they will be imprisoning or executing Women. That is what glen and joe and ted want.

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Soon they will be imprisoning or executing Women. That is what glen and joe and ted want.


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