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Medical Marijuana Expo at the Roostertail 3-28-13 (Photos)

Last weekend, The Roostertail in Detroit hosted the 4th annual Medical Marijuana Expo organized by Roseville certification center, American Medical Marijuana Professionals (AMMP.BIZ). The event offered speakers, classes, demonstrations, free food, a magic vapor bus that carted patients to an off-site medication area, multiple vendors, and an After Party with Special guest Afro Man, best […]

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Instagram Randomness: Toilet Bubble Bath 2-17-14

iPhone Photos by Alexis Simpson Detroit Home For Sale Burnt Home Starting to Crumble Detroit Cable Man Shrine Gun Range/Store Mexicantown Heidelberg Project tree Frida Bubble Bath in the Toilet Roseville

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@CrimeintheD Kwame Comments of the Day 2/2/2014

Any of the below comments are interesting…One for Kwame, one against….If you haven’t had the chance yet, watch Kwame’s mother’s asinine video in support of her baby boy. http://youtu.be/IYt8jZHub2Y


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Best of North American International Auto Show Detroit! (Photos)

By Alexis Simpson FORD ESCAPE TITANIUM HONDA FCEV CONCEPT HONDA FIT 2015 SL-CLASS MERCEDES-BENZ AQUA SMART CAR WITH ORANGE INTERIOR! AUDI BMW M4 COUPE BENTLEY LEXUS LFA Z28 CAMARAO YUKON TRUCK VIPER SRT Anybody know who this Ford guy is? MAZDA 3 CORVETTE Z06 CAMARO LEXUS CONCEPT SCION RACING JEEP WRANGLER UNLIMITED PRIUS LEVITON TOYOTA […]

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2014 NAIAS (Photos)

By Jacob Giampa                                                                          


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6 Instagram Accounts to Follow.

By Alexis Simpson Instagram is by far my favorite social media outlet. For those of you looking for users worth following, these are my top six recommendations: 1. CRIMEINTHED Let’s face it, Detroit isn’t just about hipsters, BBQ, and bicycling-it’s also about car jacking, murder, and armed robbery etc. To stay up with the latest happenings in […]

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History Repeats Itself in North Carolina

By Dave Palmer History is known to repeat itself. Though sometimes the circumstances are different, our most familiar fights have a way of resurfacing. According to ThinkProgress.org, Rosanell Eaton is facing a historical battle that she probably thought that she would never have to fight again. At the age of 21, Ms. Eaton experienced literacy tests in […]

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creativeLIVE UNLOCKS MUSIC INDUSTRY SECRETS WITH NEW AUDIO CHANNEL

Online educator teams up with veteran producers, DJs, and managers to launch series of free, live workshops Instead of scouring YouTube for homemade tutorials, you can now learn music production and business directly from leading DJs, producers, and managers. creativeLIVE (www.creativelive.com), a live education platform, today announced the addition of an audio channel to their […]


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Affordable Government vs. Affordable Health Care

By Dave Palmer Congress is approaching its summer recess, and according to MSNBC, a grand bargain over ending sequestration and creating a budget for the next fiscal year appears unlikely. Democrats are unlikely to agree to cutting Medicare, Medicaid, and other so-called entitlement programs given the Republican’s unwillingness to raise taxes. Meanwhile Republicans are torn […]

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The next step for the Zimmerman case

By Dave Palmer For better or for worse, the verdict has come in for the George Zimmerman case. Regardless of evidence in the 911 call that Zimmerman showed malice by saying, “These f-ing punks, they always f-ing get away with this,” and through his actions in ignoring the 911 operator’s request that he stay in […]

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SCOTUS: Equal rights for marriage, but not for voting

By Dave Palmer During this past week, the Supreme Court issued a flurry of decisions, culminating in two of the most highly anticipated decisions of the Court’s last session: The case surrounding the Defense of Marriage Act tried in conjunction with the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, and the necessity of Section 4 and 5 […]


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Knock Knock, it’s justice calling

By Dave Palmer The George Zimmerman trial began today with some interesting opening arguments. The prosecution chose to quote Zimmerman’s expletive-laden conversation with police dispatchers the 2011 summer night that he took Trayvon Martin’s life, according to the Daily Beast. The defense decided to take the route of attempted levity in the form of a […]

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Orr’s plan to fix Detroit: Sell the jewels and squeeze the pensioners

By Dave Palmer Much talk is swirling through the news and the rumor mills as to what is going to happen to Detroit, its prized treasures, its workers, and its pensions as it is staring down the barrel of a potential Chapter 9 bankruptcy. Kevin Orr, Detroit’s emergency financial manager, seeks to stave off that […]

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What year is this again?

By Dave Palmer Lately, just about every major news network has been either running stories or at least mentioning potential presidential candidates for 2016. Normally, these kinds of stories would be saved for after the midterm elections when candidates actually declare their intention to run for president. However, in this new technology age, it seems […]


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Teacher Punished for informing students of Fifth Amendment rights

Illinois teacher John Dryden got a formal reprimand and docked a day’s pay for informing students of their constitutional right to not incriminate themselves when filling out a district mandated survey. According to the article, the school district directed students to complete a survey about at-risk behavior – including past drug, tobacco and alcohol usage. “The issue before […]

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Apple takes a bite out of U.S. tax base

By Dave Palmer The New York Times , Apple has been dodging corporate taxes not only in the United States, but also in many other foreign countries using complicated corporate hijinks and clever accounting. “Apple wasn’t satisfied with shifting its profits to a low-tax offshore tax haven,” said Senator Carl Levin, a Michigan Democrat. “Apple sought the […]

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Motor City Comic Con 2013 (Photos)

By Jacob Giampa http://www.motorcitycomiccon.com                                                            


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“War on Whistleblowers” exposes the government assault on free speech

By Dave Palmer BraveNew Foundation, creators of such documentaries as Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price and Iraq for Sale has released “War on Whistleblowers: Free Press and the National Security State.” The film is focused on exposing how our government deals with employees and contractors who discover and report potentially catastrophic information regarding government […]

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Need a vacation? Just work overtime!

By Dave Palmer According to an article in the Huffington Post , the GOP-led House of Representatives is working on a bill that would allow employees to choose to take compensatory time in lieu of overtime. The idea is to allow workers to work overtime (each hour counting as an hour and a half of comp time) […]

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USDA: Faster lines and less inspectors equals cleaner food.

By Dave Palmer The Obama administration is at it again, letting down progressives that believed in his message of change and moving forward while putting smiles on the faces of the corporate profiteers. According to a Mother Jones article, a new budget for the USDA released on April 10 proposes allowing chicken and turkey slaughterhouses […]


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U.S. Senators show public opinion means nothing to them

By Dave Palmer Another day, another filibuster. Increasingly, this seems to be the mantra that is chanted silently in the heads of Senate Republicans. Once again, a filibuster-proof vote was required in a bipartisan agreement regarding the latest gun control bill to hit the Senate floor. Once again, votes fell largely on partisan lines, with […]

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For the Voyeur: Shopping Addiction 3/31/13

By Alexis Simpson What are you? Some kind of flippin’ weirdo that likes to spy on other’s weird habits? OK, fine. If you’re that bored, feel free to check out what I bought this week. 1. Free People Good Morning Sunshine Dress 2. Free People With a Light Heart Dress 3. Daisy Lace Dress

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A case to overturn DOMA and California’s Prop 8

By Dave Palmer The Supreme Court seems to be recanting on their decision to hear oral arguments in what portends to be a landmark decision in the field of marriage equality, taking on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) which defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman for federal purposes, and […]


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