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Why the HELL did Obama put troops in Africa? I’ll tell you why.

President Obama put troops into Africa to rid the planet and the area around Uganda & Sudan of one of the most evil groups of terrorists you’re likely to ever learn about. From a Christianity Today article from 2006:

Sixty years after Allied soldiers liberated the Nazi death camps, the world stands silent in the face of another holocaust—one so horrifying that U.N. officials call it “one of the worst human-rights crises of the past century.”

The perpetrators commit atrocities with such malevolence that even the most irreligious people familiar with their acts describe them as “unrestrained evil.” The targets of the butchery are children.

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Yet another Mich city faces imposition of a Gov-appointed chancellor …errr .. Emergency Manager

Next up: Inkster:

State officials are reviewing the finances of the city of Inkster — the first step on a path that could lead to appointment of an emergency manager.

The 30-day review under the state’s toughened emergency manager law for local governments and school districts began last week, said Terry Stanton, a spokesman for the Treasury Department.

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Inkster recently submitted a deficit reduction plan to the state. Interim city manager Ron Wolkowicz could not immediately be reached for comment Monday morning.

Earlier this year, the state ordered preliminary reviews of the finances of Highland Park Schools and the city of Flint.

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Working America introduces the “Job Tracker”. You can help make it viral.

Working America introduces the “Job Tracker”. You can help make it viral.

Working America, a community affiliate of the AFL-CIO, has created a Job Tracker that allows you to identify companies are not doing their part to help our country and our economy.

Find out which companies in your area are exporting jobs, laying off workers, endangering workers’ health or involved in cases of violations of workers’ rights. The database contains information on more than 400,000 companies nationwide.

Easy to use, you simply plug in your Zip Code and hit the “Search” button.

How can YOU help? By voting for the Job Tracker HERE. They are in a close race to win this Department of Labor competition which will allow them to receive more funding.…

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Judge allows end to welfare benefits for tens of thousands of essentially unemployable Michiganders

Judge allows end to welfare benefits for tens of thousands of essentially unemployable Michiganders

NOTE: you can UPrate this story at Reddit HERE.

Early this month, I wrote about how a move by the Snyder administration to through over 10,000 Michigan families off the welfare rolls had been temporarily halted by a U.S. District Court judge.

A federal judge in Michigan today smacked down a new Republican-passed law that will throw tens of thousands of Michiganders off the welfare rolls with little notice, temporarily halting its implementation.
A federal judge today accused the state of “sleight of hand,” and halted plans to end welfare benefits to nearly 41,000 Michigan residents.

U.S. District Judge Paul Borman determined after a hearing today that the state failed to give proper notice to those it planned to cut off, and although the issue was brought to the federal court in a lawsuit filed by just three plaintiffs, the judge also granted class status to include everyone affected by the state’s decision.

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Nurses aides at Michigan veteran’s health care facility get reprieve from privatization

Last month, I wrote about an attempt to privatize the nurse aides at a veteran’s health care facility in Michigan.

A plan to privatize nurses aides at a state-run veterans health care facility is drawing sharp criticism from unions as well as patients at the facility. At a Michigan Civil Service Commission (MCSC) hearing this week, Commissioners heard from a variety of speakers asking them to reverse their decision.

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The move is another effort by Michigan Republicans to privatize as many state-provided services as possible to save money, $4.2 million annually in this case. Unfortunately, the money savings from this move may actually threaten the health of military veterans.

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Presidents Barack Obama and Lee Myung-bak from South Korea in Michigan (PHOTOS)

Presidents Barack Obama and Lee Myung-bak from South Korea in Michigan (PHOTOS)

This past Friday, U.S. President Barack Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak visited a GM plant in Lake Orion, Michigan. The visit was, in part, a celebration of a new trade pact between our countries. Unlike previous free trade agreements, Democrats were able to win protections for American workers that will help guard against the types of abuses that have come from NAFTA.

All photos by Anne C. Savage. Please do not use without permission. We’re serious about that. Please ask first. She’s very easy to work with.

Transcript of the Presidents’ remarks after the jump. Click any image to see larger versions and more photos.

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Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero welcomes Occupy Lansing protesters to the Capitol

Only a handful of mayors have voiced support of the hundreds of Occupations going on across the country. Most have been on the west coast.

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Occupy the Board Room – Your chance to take your story straight to the 1%

Occupy the Board Room – Your chance to take your story straight to the 1%

A friend of mine at Venice for Change has put together a rather interesting idea. Her group has obtained the contact information of a significant number of high level executives at the major banks (Wells Fargo, Citigroup, Goldman Sachs, etc.) Their new website allows you to send your personal story directly to one of these executives to let them know “how the other half lives.”


The 1% have addresses. The 99% have messages.

Life gets awfully lonely for those at the top. What can we do to let them know someone’s thinking of them? Maybe they need some new friends! We’ve thought of two ways we could help them with that.…

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Autumn Chill

Autumn Chill

Kona the blind, nearly-deaf diabetic Everyready Doggerz:

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LIVEBLOG: Occupy Lansing – Mayor Virg Bernero in complete support

LIVEBLOG: Occupy Lansing – Mayor Virg Bernero in complete support

I’ll be live-blogging the Occupy Lansing event in Lansing, Michigan today. One thing that sets this particular event apart from many of the others is that the mayor of Lansing, Virg Bernero, is in total support of it. He has sent portable toilets, garbage dumpsters and given the protesters a permit without an expiration date to protesters at Reutter Park where the encampment started earlier this week. Here’s his Facebook update from Wednesday:

Our political system has become increasingly corportized, privatized and profitized by the filthy rich. The unholy alliance of Washington and Wall Street have conspired against regular folks to all but obliterate the American Dream and bastardise our democracy.…
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Read this. Read this now. Share it with everyone you know.

Seriously, if you haven’t read “An open letter to that 53% guy”, you need to do so.

And then share it far and wide.

It’s the most cogent explanation of why #occupywallstreet is happening right now in this country.

Period.

P.S. it’s officially the most viral and widely-shared post ever to appear on Daily Kos. That’s saying more than most people realize.

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