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Assault(s) By Badge: Local Roundup

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 17:03 No Comments

The Detroit media is saturated, this week, with a rash of stories involving police abuse of power. In Inkster, ex-officer William Melendez was sentenced to prison for the brutal beating of Floyd Dent, an unarmed man who was dragged out of his car and tased, punched, and kicked during a traffic stop. (See video below.) [...]

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Government Motors Junk

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 18:35 No Comments

Government Motors continues to produce debris disguised as quality products while political flapjaws derail Volkswagen for giving its customers performance and quality. General Motors Co. said Tuesday it is recalling 1.41 million cars worldwide for fire risks linked to drops of oil on the exhaust manifold — the fourth time since 2008 the automaker has [...]

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“Processed meat causes cancer, health experts warn”

Monday, October 26, 2015 20:38 2 Comments

This story, at first, seemed like another one of those ignorable media blitzes that distorted some research, drew causation from correlation, and sensationalized the results. The consumption of red meat has been noted to cause cancer, and since the World Health Organization says so, this thing has some traction. Red meat and processed meat has [...]

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Auto Bubble Shift

Sunday, October 25, 2015 8:17 No Comments

Following car sales can provide insight into the high time preferences of the car-buying masses. Compact car sales vs truck & SUV sales go in lockstep with gas prices with a focus only on today, never tomorrow. Low gas prices, along with almost-zero (or zero) interest rates, is driving this crazed auto bubble. Another one that will [...]

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Debter’s Prison

Saturday, September 26, 2015 7:08 No Comments

It still exists, especially when you owe the militarized police state to provide for its rent-seeking, dehumanizing, domestic military branches. The Macomb County Jail, just 3 miles from my home, incarcerated this young man, de-clothed him, threw ultra-bright lights on him 24/7, put a camera on him, and watched him slowly waste away until the [...]

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Don’t Make Eye Contact With a Cop

Saturday, August 29, 2015 19:47 No Comments

A young, black male from Detroit, who was peacefully making his way through Dayton, Ohio, was pulled over for … not signaling … on second thought, not turning on his turn signal 100 feet prior to his turn. But then, the cop admits why he really got pulled over. The cop had been trailing the [...]

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Anarcho-Libraries vs the State

Saturday, August 29, 2015 17:51 No Comments

Little Free Libraries is a great story of ordinary folks who decided that voluntarily sharing books is a great way to meet people and enrich communities. Some months go, The Atlantic described how local governments were threatening residents with citations for constructing Little Free Library structures, which are communal bookshelves where residents are encouraged to [...]

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015 8:20 No Comments

When the government left these Detroit residents a road sinkhole and refused to own up to fixing that sinkhole, the residents turned it into an aquarium. While the hole remained for years, and filling with water, residents cleaned the hole of algae and stocked it with fish. This mini-pond encased in asphalt had become a home [...]

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Detroit’s Guerilla Road Repair

Saturday, August 8, 2015 7:09 2 Comments

In the little enclave that is Hamtramck, Michigan, they call it Hamtramck Guerilla Road Repair. The county and city can’t get anything done, and the state consistently threatens residents that the roads cannot be fixed without extracting more and more of our money. Consequently, the roads have become awfully bad. Hamtramck’s potholes are notorious for being some [...]

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Bubble Barbershop: Here We Go Again

Thursday, July 16, 2015 6:47 No Comments

The Hipster Barbershop came and went. Five months ago the headline read, “Hipster Barbershop Trend Arrives in Detroit.” Now the headline predictably reads, “High-End Detroit Barbershop Closes After 5 Months.” The business was built on $40 cuts and $50 straight razor shaves and this was considered to be “breaking new ground for a basic men’s cut in [...]

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