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Hronek asistoval u kanonády Manthy, Mrázek vychytal výhru proti Tampě

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Hokejisté Detroitu díky čtyřem gólům útočníka Anthony Manthy, jemuž dvakrát včetně rozdílové akce z 60. minuty asistoval i obránce Filip Hronek, porazili na domácím ledě Dallas 4:3. Stejným skóre ovšem až po prodloužení zdolala Carolina favorizovanou Tampu Bay. Brankář Petr Mrázek na svou druhou výhru sezony potřeboval jen 10 zákroků.
          

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Detroit Youth Choir Appearing on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" on Tuesday

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Detroit park to commemorate Rouge River’s 50-year turnaround

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DETROIT (AP) – Ground is being broken for a park commemorating a half-century turnaround for a river that runs through Detroit’s industrial southwest side. Democratic U.S. Reps. Debbie Dingell and Rashida Tlaib are among the dignitaries expected to attend Wednesday’s groundbreaking of the Fort Street Bridge Interpretive Park. The date, Oct. 9, also marks the […]
          

UAW Strike Against General Motors Enters Its 4th Week

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With contract talks in Detroit at a critical point, bargainers at General Motors and the auto workers union clashed over competing proposals over the weekend.
          

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Detroit Pistons Open New Training Facility And Corporate Headquarters In Midtown

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The First Production 2020 Corvette Stingray To Be Auctioned for Charity at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

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The First Production 2020 Corvette Stingray To Be Auctioned for Charity at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale

Chevrolet announced that 2020 Corvette Stingray VIN #001 will be auctioned off in January at Barrett-Jackson’s Scottsdale sale. 100% of proceeds will benefit Detroit area public schools through a donation to the Detroit Children’s Fund.

Not much is yet known about the car in question, but GM did say that it will be equipped with the Z51 package that adds an Electronic Limited-Slip Differential, upgraded aero and brakes, performance exhaust and rear axle, and five extra horsepower for its LT2 V8.

Continue reading The First Production 2020 Corvette Stingray To Be Auctioned for Charity at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.


          

Jeff Daniels to Play James Comey, Brendan Gleeson to Play Donald Trump in CBS Studios Miniseries - Variety

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  1. Jeff Daniels to Play James Comey, Brendan Gleeson to Play Donald Trump in CBS Studios Miniseries  Variety
  2. Brendan Gleeson To Play Donald Trump In James Comey Mini Based On ‘A Higher Loyalty’  Deadline
  3. I BEG YOU NOOOOOOO  Splinter
  4. Jeff Daniels tapped to play former FBI boss James Comey for miniseries  Detroit Free Press
  5. Brendan Gleeson to Play Trump in CBS Miniseries; Jeff Daniels Set as James Comey  Collider.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/14144&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
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UAW says negotiations with GM have ‘taken a turn for the worse’

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DETROIT – The UAW’s lead negotiator said Sunday that talks with General Motors have “taken a turn for the worse.”

The surprise negative development followed reports of progress in recent days and adds more uncertainty to when the UAW’s 3-week-old strike against GM might come to an end.

In fact, a person close to the talks told the Free Press that the bargaining had turned somewhat sour as GM walked back what had been a proposed solution for temporary workers.

Health care, as of Saturday, was resolved, meaning it would not change or cost members more. But the person said the union considers GM’s last two proposals to be like ultimatums.

In a letter to union members around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Terry Dittes, vice president for the UAW GM Department, said that the UAW on Saturday afternoon had prepared an extensive proposal and presented it to GM.

“Our proposal addressed issues of wages, signing bonus, job security, pensions, skilled trades, profit sharing, transfer rights; to name just a few,” Dittes said.

GM responded at 9:05 a.m. Sunday, Dittes said.

“The company’s response did not address our extensive package provided last evening,” Dittes wrote. “They reverted back to their last rejected proposal and made little change. The company’s response did nothing to advance a whole host of issues that are important to you and your families! It did nothing to provide job security during the term of this agreement.”

He wrote that the union, “could not be more disappointed with General Motors who refuse to recognize the experience and talent of our membership who make their world class products and billions of dollars in profits.”

Dittes said that after making progress on key issues “a couple days ago, the company has shown an unwillingness to fairly compensate the great workforce of the UAW. These negotiations have taken a turn for the worse. Your issues are our issues, and our strength is with you, our great membership. We will continue to negotiate on behalf of you, your families and all workers in our country.”

GM provided a statement in response to Dittes’ letter that defended the company’s proposals:

“We continue to negotiate in good faith with very good proposals that benefit employees today and builds a stronger future for all of us. We are committed to continuing discussions around the clock to reach a resolution.”

Roughly 46,000 UAW workers went on strike against GM sites nationwide on Sept. 16 after the 2015 contract expired two days before. The union continued contracts with Ford and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, following the customary plan to negotiate a deal with one company to use as a template for the other two.

A news release from the UAW Sunday afternoon included an email exchange between Dittes and Scott Sandefur, who is heading up negotiations for GM. The exchange highlighted the separation between the two sides as well as providing more details about the UAW proposal and response from GM.

“This package addressed a minimum of (35) hourly proposals and three (3) salaried proposals. Our extensive proposal package was an effort to move this set of negotiations to the next step to reach a tentative agreement,” according to the Dittes email to Sandefur. “During your response to our proposal delivered at 9:05 a.m. today, Sunday, October 6, 2019, you didn’t even have a professional courtesy to explain why you could not accept or why you rejected our package proposal for each item we addressed.”

Dittes continued by saying, “we expect the company to respond and discuss the package proposal we presented yesterday. The law and basic decency require no less.”

The change in tone about the state of talks followed word on Saturday from a person familiar with negotiations that the remaining outstanding issues centered on pensions and 401(k)s and the narrowing of the pay gap for in-progression workers.

The negotiations have continued as more than 46,000 GM UAW workers have remained on strike. The spillover impact from the strike has led to plant shutdowns outside of the United States, supplier layoffs and substantially reduced pay for striking workers, who now get $250 per week from the union’s strike fund.

Also this weekend, the Free Press reported that Vance Pearson, the director of the UAW region covering 17 states from Missouri to California, has been placed on leave. Pearson, who succeeded Gary Jones in the post when Jones became UAW president, is among those charged in an ongoing corruption probe. Jones has also faced scrutiny as his house was among those raided in August, and a source identified him as an unnamed union official who had $30,000 seized from his home.


          

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KBKG Tax Specialty Firm Hires Alex Martin to Lead New Transfer Pricing Practice for Cross-border Businesses

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PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG announced the hiring of Alex Martin as Principal and leader of the firm's new Transfer Pricing practice. Alex comes with over 22 years of full-time, international transfer pricing experience working in Washington, D.C.; Melbourne, Australia; and Detroit, Michigan where he resides currently.
          

Red Wings Recall Biega, Kaski, Kuffner and Svechnikov

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings on Monday recalled defensemen Alex Biega and Oliwer Kaski and forwards Ryan Kuffner and Evgeny Svechnikov ... - AHL Grand Rapids Griffins
          

Best Lawyers® Recognizes Charles M. Lax as “Lawyer of the Year”

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Southfield, Michigan based Maddin, Hauser, Roth & Heller P.C. is pleased to announce that Best Lawyers® has recognized Charles M. Lax as the 2020 Detroit Employee Benefits (ERISA) Law “Lawyer of the Year.” Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community is honored with a “Lawyer of the Year” award. Lax is a
          

GM-UAW talks take turn for worse; settlement not near

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DETROIT — Contract talks aimed at ending a 21-day strike by the United Auto Workers against General Motors have taken a turn for the worse, hitting a big snag over product commitments for U.S. factories, a union official wrote in an email to members.

The letter from UAW Vice President Terry Dittes casts doubt on whether there will be a quick settlement in the contract dispute, which sent 49,000 workers to the picket lines on Sept. 16, crippling GM's factories.

Dittes' letter says the union presented a proposal to the company Saturday. He said GM responded Sunday morning by reverting back to an offer that had been rejected and made few changes.

The company's proposal did nothing to address a host of items, Dittes wrote, specifying job security for members during the term of the four-year contract.

Normally in contract talks, the union bargains for commitments from the company to build new vehicles, engines, transmissions and other items at U.S. factories represented by the union.

"It did nothing to provide job security during the term of this agreement," Dittes wrote. "We, in this union, could not be more disappointed with General Motors who refuse to recognize the experience and talent of our membership."

In a statement, GM said it continues to negotiate in good faith "with very good proposals that benefit employees today and builds a stronger future for all of us."

The company said it is committed to talking around the clock to resolve the dispute.

But Dittes wrote that while both sides had made progress on important issues two days ago, the talks now "have taken a turn for the worse."

Dittes also sent a sharp letter to GM's vice president for labor relations Sunday, saying: "You didn't even have a professional courtesy to explain why you could not accept or why you rejected our package proposal for each item we addressed."

A person briefed on the talks said Sunday that the union voiced concerns about GM increasing production in Mexico, where it now builds pickup trucks, small cars and two SUVs. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the talks are private, said both sides are far apart on guarantees of new products in U.S. factories.

GM leads all companies in automobiles produced in Mexico at just over 833,000 last year, according to LMC and the Center for Automotive Research, a think-tank based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Of GM vehicles sold in the U.S., 22% are produced in Mexico.

GM's U.S. factories have been shut down since the workers walked out Sept. 16. Parts shortages also have forced the company to close plants in Mexico and Canada.

Industry analysts say GM is losing more than $80 million a day as the strike continues. Workers earn $250 per week in strike pay while they're on the picket lines, about one-fifth of what they normally make.

Wages and pensions are among the issues that remained unsettled.

Striking workers have said they want a bigger share of the more than $30 billion in profits that GM has made during the past five years. But the company wants to cut its labor costs so they are closer to those at U.S. factories run by foreign automakers, mainly in the South.


          

(Detroit) Customized AR PISTOL .223/.556 - $ 1,000

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Hey all, I’ve been working hard to clean out the gun safe of the firearms I don’t shoot enough. I have an Anderson Upper/ Spikes Tactical lower AR pistol in excellent condition, comes with a Bushnell red dot, flip up sights and one mag. Asking $1,000 or best offer.  All of the firearms for sale are in good to great condition and perform excellently.  If interested in any of the other firearms in the photos just let me know!  Call or text at 734-536-3797. The other firearms are as follows: 

Glock 43 w/ Viridian green light/ laser, custom holsters and two magazines. ($700 obo) 

Smith and Wesson performance center shield .40, with two mags and several holsters. ($400 obo)

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Sentinel .22 long rifle revolver (R103) from 1950s. ($200 obo) 

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ACORN and Obama: Together Again

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Trumpets ACORN: "On Feb. 19, ACORN members will launch a new tactic in fighting foreclosures: civil disobedience. Participants in the ACORN Home Savers campaign nationwide will simply refuse to move out of foreclosed homes, or in some cases, will move back in. ACORN homesteaders intend to squat in their homes until a comprehensive, federal solution for people facing foreclosure is put in place."

ACORN's foot soldiers, funded with your tax dollars, will scream, pound their fists, chain themselves to buildings, padlock the doors and engage in illegal behavior until they get what they want. It's a recipe for anarchy. Threatens Baltimore ACORN's Louis Beverly, who calls himself a "Foreclosure Fighter":

"After you've used all your legal options, your last resort is civil disobedience. We're talking about families who have been in their homes 20 or 30 years. People who are assets in the community, who look out for the elderly, who have community associations, and these are the people being kicked out of the community."

We can all sympathize with good folks who can't pay their bills. But as I've said repeatedly in my criticism of the mortgage entitlement mentality embraced by both parties in Washington, home ownership is not a civil right -- and neither is home retention. Artificially propping up the housing market will only result in more of the same costly borrow-spend-panic-repeat cycles that got us into this mess in the first place. Failing corporations need to fail. So do failing home borrowers. This is borrowing from frugal renter Peter to pay profligate Paul's home loan.

Now that's the kind of theft that should be the subject of civil disobedience.

Instead, ACORN offices, funded with your tax dollars, are training teams of "Home Savers" -- described as "people ready and willing to mobilize on short notice to defend the homesteaders against attempts to evict them." Ready, willing and able to mobilize on short notice because they are either unemployed or employed full time as ACORN shakedown artists.

Guess who's encouraging them to defy the law. Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, who told them: "Stay in your homes. If the American people, anybody out there is being foreclosed, don't leave." The housing bullies will be assisted by left-wing propaganda documentarians at the Brave New Foundation, headed up by Hollywood lib Robert Greenwald, who will disseminate sob stories to crank up pressure while Obama pushes his housing entitlement plan.

ACORN is targeting the following cities: Tucson, Ariz.; Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Contra Costa County, Calif.; Orlando, Fla.; Baltimore, Md.; New York, N.Y.; Houston, Texas; San Mateo County, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Wilmington, Del.; Broward County, Fla.; Boston, Mass.; Flint, Mich.; Detroit, Mich.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Raleigh, N.C.; Durham, N.C.; Albany, N.Y.; Cincinnati, Ohio; Cleveland, Ohio; Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Dallas, Texas.

ACORN has waited three decades for this moment in the sun. And as Obama promised ACORN members at a forum in December 2007, "We're going to be calling all of you in to help us shape the agenda. We're gonna be having meetings all across the country ... so that you have input into the agenda." The moment is nigh. Prepare for lawlessness.


          

Detroit Truck Wars: Ram Gains Ground on a Sinking Ford As GM Rises

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Never have pickup trucks mattered more to an automaker, especially domestic automakers. As sedans and coupes fall off, trucks make up an ever greater percentage of a company’s sales, and the greater (and quickly rising) average selling prices of these hulking family vehicles means there’s a pot of gold waiting for those who succeed. While the […]

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U.S. Auto Sales, Third Quarter 2019: Winners and Losers

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Nature abhors a vacuum, and TTAC abhors quarterly sales reports. Ever since the Detroit Three moved to releasing their sales data but four times a year, it has cause much grumbling on Slack along with the scattered bit of wailing and gnashing of teeth. The end of September also marks the end of a quarter, […]

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Quality Issues Leads to Bumpy Takeoff for 2020 Ford Explorer

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Sales figures are now rolling in from the Detroit Three automakers, with Ford now reporting third-quarter volumes. While Matthew Guy will have a roundup for you later today, we can share that Ford’s most recent sales quarter was not a stellar affair, made worse by the bungled launch of a high-profile model. As we’ve told […]

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Contract talks continue as GM strike enters fourth week

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Autumn's Here!

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Autumn has arrived! Fall colors, apples, pumpkins  cider, doughnuts, and much more! If you want to check out the beautiful foliage in Michigan - and beyond - use this handy guide to get the best views. (For a refresher course on why leaves change color in the Fall check here.) Then come home and cook up some yummy Fall treats, and relax with some interesting crafts - or even a good book! Or just watch some football! Or hockey! Whatever you do, have fun. The possibilities are endless!

French Jesuit missionaries planted apple seeds in the Michigan wilderness more than a century before the travels of Johnny Appleseed. Seedlings grew into giant fruit-bearing trees that provided tangy apples to pioneers who followed. As the Detroit settlement grew, grafted apple trees were planted. By the late 1700s, orchards that bloomed with Fameuse, Calville Blanc d'Hiver, Pomme Gris and Detroit Red rivaled those of New England, and even President Thomas Jefferson received scions of Detroit trees to plant at his Monticello estate. Today, 850 farms boast over nine million apple trees.

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A collection of pie recipes from the West Coast to the East Coast, and from the Midwest to the South, and including sidebars on baking tips and techniques and essays on pie-making traditions around the country.


          

Slow-Motion Whiplash

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Slow-Motion Whiplash Brian October 7th, 2019 at 1:15 PM
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10/6/2019 – Michigan 10, Iowa 3 – 4-1, 2-1 Big Ten

The story of the last 20 years of the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry is Jim Tressel gradually transitioning Ohio State from what was then accurately termed "pro style offense" to a spread option system that's been at or near the bleeding edge for 15 years. He inherited Steve Bellisari and Craig Krenzel, neither of whom will be confused with a gazelle any time soon, and transitioned to Troy Smith in a bumpy 2004 season that saw the Buckeyes reach The Game with a 3-4 Big Ten record.

One-loss, #7 Michigan entered a heavy favorite. Four hours later a nuclear bomb had gone off. Smith threw for 241 yards on 23 attempts. He ran for 145 on 18. Ohio State got 52 yards on 14 carries from fullback Brandon Joe; everything else was Smith gaining 9.4 yards per whatever he did.

OSU did not look back. Since November 20th, 2004, Ohio State has had zero sharp turns with their approach. They've pushed things around based on whether their QB was Braxton Miller or Cardale Jones; they've constantly iterated to keep up with the Joneses. At almost no point have they tried to do something completely different.

When they found themselves forced into something pretty different a year ago when it turned out Dwayne Haskins would rather eat a turtle than run a zone read, things were rickety to the tune of a 49-20 blowout at Purdue where the Buckeyes tried a WR screen on fourth and goal from the two.

Doing different things is hard. Especially all at once.

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By contrast, Michigan has had no set offensive identity for longer than a few years. The tail end of the Carr era was almost nothing but outside zone from under center because the Broncos made it cool. Michigan imported Rich Rodriguez, then fired him after two years of Denard Robinson. Brady Hoke put Robinson under center a lot, because he is a neanderthal, and then recruited nothing but battleship pocket passers (and air). Michigan imported an Alabama OC who was no better than the guy putting Robinson under center; Hoke got fired.

In comes Jim Harbaugh, who had a fascinating period manballing it up from every formation that had ever been invented, lost Jedd Fisch, hired Pep Hamilton, threw Tim Drevno overboard two years too late, hired Ed Warinner, turned to Warinner after the Notre Dame debacle, developed a nice arc read package, ditched Hamilton, and hired Josh Gattis.

In the opener Gattis showed an arc read with an option attached that looked like the natural evolution of what Michigan had been running last year, and then for whatever reason all of that got stuffed in a garbage disposal. Michigan cited an oblique injury to the quarterback. Since then they've done various things, with nothing that you can actually call a base offense. Giving total control to Josh Gattis appears to have resulted in Michigan tossing some adequate babies out with the bathwater, and now the babies are not very adequate.

The number of whiplash moments here is approaching double digits, all while Ohio State calmly whittles a stick into a cruise missile. Michigan has repeatedly thrown over their offensive approach midseason.

Michigan doesn't need to go to Columbus for a counter-example, either: after getting ripped by Ohio State last year Don Brown has moved to a bunch of zone coverages. This is a pretty radical makeover itself, but since it's run by the same guy the terminology hasn't changed; the playbook is still the playbook, but different things are coming out of it. You can see where the defense is heading as it adapts to its personnel. Since that personnel has a decided lack of NFL defensive tackles it's been bumpy.

There's no comparison between the two units. Even after getting imploded by Wisconsin, Michigan sits 2nd in SP+ defense. In reality they're probably a few notches down from that—SP+ is still including a healthy preseason component. The offense is 66th, down over 40 spots from last year after returning nine starters. And there, too, optimistic preseason projections are propping that number up.

It's time to start moving certain pieces around, if only to experiment. Piece number one is quarterback, where it's time to see if any of the offseason Dylan McCaffrey hype was warranted.

Maybe that'll be enough for Michigan to dig in at some spot that—while vastly disappointing relative to preseason expectations—allows Michigan to entrench and see a way forward. Maybe not. Either way Michigan has another hard choice to make: continue on with an unproven coordinator off to a confusing, awful start, or throw it all away and try to build another sand castle before Ohio State can stomp it flat.

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-2535ac8789d1b4991f1c37dee-a502-44d9#1 Kwity Paye/Aidan Hutchinson. 2.5 TFLs each; Paye's were all sacks; Hutchinson had one sack. Hutchison also added a forced fumble on the first play from scrimmage—nice when that happens to the other guys—and a PBU when he deflected a pass at the LOS. The relative proficiency of both guys on the interior allowed Michigan to put their rush package on the field on anything resembling a passing down and survive.

#2 Khaleke Hudson. 11 tackles, a QB hurry, a TFL, and suffered a hold so blindingly obvious that it drew a flag. Missed one tackle on a crossing route; otherwise excellent.  

#3 Cam McGrone/Jordan Glasgow. McGrone had some off moments but was also instrumental in Michigan's constant Stanley-shattering pressure; he's getting a +3 in UFR for a sack on which he took off from the linebacker level on the snap, dusted the RB, and finished. Glasgow converted a run blitz to a similar sack.

Honorable mention: Nico Collins was most of Michigan's touchdown drive, and he also got targeted two more times. Dax Hill had an impressive fourth-down PBU. Josh Metellus got over the top for an INT; so did Lavert Hill.

KFaTAotW Standings

NOTE: New scoring! HM: 1 point. #3: 3 points. #2: 5 points. #1: 8 points. Split winners awarded points at the sole discretion of a pygmy marmoset named Luke.

13: Aidan Hutchinson(#1 Army, HM Rutgers, T1 Iowa)
10: Zach Charbonnet (#2 MTSU, #2 Army)
9: Shea Patterson(HM MTSU, #1 Rutgers), Josh Uche (#3 MTSU, #3 Army, T2 Rutgers), Ambry Thomas (#1 MTSU, HM Rutgers)
7: Kwity Paye (T2 Rutgers, T1 Iowa).
5: Khaleke Hudson (#2 Iowa).
3: Ronnie Bell (HM Army, T3 Rutgers), Cam McGrone(HM Rutgers, T3 Iowa), Jordan Glasgow (HM MTSU, T3 Iowa)
2: DPJ (T3 Rutgers), Nico Collins (HM Rutgers, HM Iowa), Dax Hill(HM Rutgers, HM Iowa), Josh Metellus (HM Army, HM Iowa), Lavert Hill (HM Army, HM Iowa)
1: Will Hart (HM MTSU), Josh Ross (HM, MTSU), Sean McKeon (HM, MTSU),Brad Hawkins (HM Army), Christian Turner (HM Rutgers), Christian Turner (HM Rutgers).

Who's Got It Better Than Us(?) Of The Week

Nate Stanley is buried under an avalanche of persons on fourth and forever.

Honorable mention: The many and various sacks. Nico Collins catches a bomb.

X4OROG3KOKTIFUY4YU4SNSLDIY_thumb_thu[2]MARCUS HALL EPIC DOUBLE BIRD OF THE WEEK.

Moody misses a chip-shot field goal that would have essentially ended the game.

Honorable mention: Nordin gets iced at the end of the first half. Patterson throws a pick trying to get over a dropping defender on hi/low read. Patterson… well, just read the next section.

OFFENSE

McCaffrey time. Shea Patterson had one 51-yard bomb to Nico Collins and 25 other attempts on which Michigan advanced 96 yards, 3.8 yards an attempt. He threw a very bad interception and tried to throw another one. Both of his sacks were on him; he sat in the pocket forever on the first and then ran himself into pressure on the second.

I like Joel Klatt but when going over the game I about passed out when he lamented how no one was open on the first sack.

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Literally everyone is open! This coverage is a giant Iowa bust on which a corner playing outside leverage expects safety help and that safety help is moving up on a crossing route, which is also open. It really seems like this is the whole point of the play, as Bell takes his route vertical for a few steps to draw the safety's attention before breaking to the crossing route.

I should note that after attempting to match this up with the rush, the point at which Patterson needs to decide to throw is this:

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Since both LBs are moving left and the safety has committed these guys are in fact all open but I didn't want to be accused of cherry picking a moment too late. We saw McCaffrey make a nice anticipation throw to McKeon against Wisconsin, it's not unreasonable to expect Patterson to decide any of these guys are open. Also the wide open post needs no anticipation.

Various other incidents where Patterson sat in the pocket and couldn't find anyone didn't get the downfield cam treatment but I imagine many of them were like this, because this has been a consistent issue any time Patterson goes up against a zone defense.

There is no reason to expect this to improve, so I'm on Team McCaffrey as soon as he returns from injury.

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rarely does it come easy [Fuller]

A brief bit of sun. Michigan's other drive—the one that ended in the missed field goal—was frustrating even when things were working: it interspersed one two-yard run with completions to Collins, DPJ, and Black on two hitches that wobbled their way out there but were still easily completed and an out on which Tru Wilson picked up a CB blitz and Patterson threw it where that came from.

It's impossible to see that bit and not think about why it couldn't be this easy all the time. After the deep shot to Collins Iowa cornerbacks were playing in the parking lot or showing more aggressive coverage and bailing just before the snap. Michigan threw one hitch at that until the fourth quarter, that the Sainristil third down conversion.

To be fair to Gattis, Michigan did try to high-low Iowa on a couple of different instances only for Patterson to throw an interception on one. And the wobble on those hitches may have been oblique-induced. They were not confidence inspiring.

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no sale [Fuller]

Legitimate complaint. One complaint about the WR corps that I do think was legitimate was a distinct lack of Grant Perry route artisanship on red-zone corner routes, which were continually well-covered because Michigan's double moves on them were weak or nonexistent. Perry liked the weak first move followed by a more convincing second one inside, and then he'd break out. Iowa's a lot better than Hawaii and Geno Stone in particular was amazing in this game; still would like to see some guys bite on your moves.

Wildcat. I'm of two minds about the wildcat snap: yes, it was sort of a six-v-six situation on which the OL didn't win. (I say sort of because the overhang linebacker flew into the box on the snap.) On the other, Michigan took a passing down and waved a giant flag that they were going to run. Pass protection gets worse once the opposition doesn't have to worry about the run—Michigan had 15 pass protection positives before their first negative against Wisconsin, and from there things went to hell—and no doubt that dynamic exists for obvious runs.

Meanwhile, Michigan's other trick play was supposed to be an end-around pass from DPJ to Erick All. All fell over, Iowa didn't bite anyway, and DPJ seemingly had not been coached to get rid of the ball if his passing option was not there.

Ground woes continue. More whiplash: after a week where Michigan ran power, outside zone, and inside zone with meh success and seemingly quite a bit of confusion Michigan flipped to approximately one run play: inside zone. There was some split zone in there and a couple of arc plays, but after some early success Iowa got locked in on the one thing Michigan was doing and turned it into a struggle.

It is depressing that Michigan's gone from a team that can throw a lot of stuff at your face and run it all pretty well to one that does literally nothing well enough to be a base play. That goes double given the returning starters Michigan has. A lot of this has to do with the suddenly non-functional QB run game—that one arc read outside of four-minute-drill time was so open it was painful—but I don't know what to do with a team-wide regression so comprehensive. Players are supposed to get better as they get older.

I don't even know man. Michigan threw one bubble in this game, when they put Eubanks outside of DPJ. Iowa rolled their CB up to the LOS and slid their LB corps heavily to the field, with an OLB, who is a real OLB since it's Iowa, head up on Eubanks. The presnap look was a giant blinking DO NOT THROW A BUBBLE.

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Bubble. I'm going to walk into the ocean now.

Michigan can't throw a screen of any variety. No TE screens, no WR screens, no RB screens. No tunnels, no bubbles, no flash screens. Speed in space is nonexistent.

DEFENSE

Dax Hill: a man. Hill got another chunk of playing time and flashed eye-popping ability. His fourth and two PBU was a drag route on which he lined up with outside leverage, got a step behind, and then made up the distance in a flash. Almost casually. I look forward to fully actualized Dax Hill.

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at least there's someone missing a tackle [Fuller]

Mesh: a plan. Michigan got hit with a few different crossing routes in this game, but in almost all cases this was because someone messed up. McGrone had one; Hudson missed a tackle; I think Thomas was late recognizing his responsibility on the one to Iowa's little scatback. Like last week's not-quite switch-em-up that seemed like Dax Hill busting a trap coverage. Michigan is still getting used to a much more diverse defensive approach but it's working pretty well; see the column section above.

Drop-out blitzes: a canal. Michigan's TFL issues were always a product of who they played. Army is Army. MTSU and Rutgers have offenses designed around the fact they can't block anyone. Wisconsin is Wisconsin, and they only had to throw 15 passes. It wasn't likely that a Don Brown defense was going to be bad at getting to the QB.

But even the most optimistic view wouldn't have projected eight sacks and an intentional grounding that was functionally a ninth. Michigan obliterated Iowa's pass protection. They were extremely eager to throw their rush package on the field—second and seven+ was good enough—and in the second half they threw in a ton of threatened rushes and late drops that sent a ton of guys through untouched. McGrone zipped through the interior of the line when Uche dropped out multiple times; Hudson got a free run off the edge; etc.

Panama. I like Panama because on a continent where way too many countries have national anthems titled "The National Anthem," the Panamanian national anthem is "The Hymn Of The Isthmus."

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how Stanley didn't fumble in this game is unknown [Fuller]

McGrone, up and down. As mentioned above, Cam McGrone had some negative blips here. He was set to jam a crossing route from Smith-Marsette and airballed on him; there was a chunk iso run where he got thwacked by the fullback and didn't funnel to help.

But the dude has the Devin Bush thing where he can come from the linebacker level with no warning and get in on the quarterback in a flash. Iowa was constantly turning him free on blitzes up the middle in part because of that—there are guys who seem dangerous and guys who don't based on their positioning. McGrone was also excellent at not tipping when he was coming.

Handsy. A pretty frustrating game for both offenses in the PI department. Michigan had an open-drive TD that didn't quite come off because a DB who was beaten clean by Black yanked him from behind without a call. For Michigan's part it seemed like they dodged a couple of penalties: an official made the uncatchable signal after Ambry Thomas mugged Oliver Martin on a fade, and a Lavert Hill PBU saw some serious jersey tugging both ways.

On the latter play an official had tossed his hat to indicate the WR had stepped out of bounds. If you step out of bounds and are ineligible to touch the ball first, can you be interfered with? It seems like the answer should be no. But I don't know.

Michigan did get hit with an inevitable flag on a badly underthrown go route.

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[Fuller]

All right-thinking persons believe these flags are an affront to momentum and should not be called. Michigan was the beneficiary of one against Army, which felt dirty but was badly needed at the time. It is unfair to penalize someone when they are running in a straight line and the WR decides he needs to go through your body.

SPECIAL TEAMS

What are you doi—ok. DPJ fielded a punt at the four, which was bad. Then he DPJed his way out to the 40, which was good, and then he fumbled, which was bad, and then Michigan jumped on it, so that was okay again. Michigan got some fluck in this game to offset earlier bad luck.

Golden godhood: nah. Aussie drifter Michael Sleep-Dalton only averaged 38 yards a kick and didn't pin Michigan inside the 10. (Punting stats should record inside the 10, not inside the 20.) He did have a very frustrating line drive he hammered to the left after rolling right; DPJ had no shot at fielding it and it ended up being 56 yards with no return. Sleep-Dalton put a couple in the sideline as compensation.

By contrast Will Hart was his usual self: boom everything, live with the consequences. Iowa picked up 54 yards on four punt returns with a long of 17—ie, everything that got fielded came back a long way, and six of the eight punts either got returned or went into the endzone. So despite a 46 yard average, Michigan only netted 34 yards a punt once touchbacks and returns are accounted for.

These are the costs of Michigan's punting approach.

What was with the pop-ups? Michigan popped up their first two kickoffs. Smith-Marsette caught the first one on the dead run but had fair-caught it. The second one he took out to the 50. The opening kickoff of the second half went into the endzone, and you have to wonder why Michigan wasn't doing that from the beginning.

Nordin: very large leg. Consecutive 58-yarders were easily long enough; the second one got pushed wide after a bad snap.

MISCELLANEOUS

End of half, again. The end of half bugaboo struck again. Michigan was rightfully turtling until Kirk Ferentz called a somewhat unusual timeout on third and one; Haskins ripped off Michigan's longest run of the day—18 yards—and Michigan decided to try to get something with 20 seconds left and one timeout. Out of the timeout they threw a hitch, and DPJ got tackled in bounds. Michigan let the clock roll, threw another short pass, and then called timeout with one second left.

After the hitch the announcers clucked about how DPJ had to get out of bounds, something that would have been much easier if he'd been running an out. Why was he getting a throw at the numbers, five yards from the sideline?

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homecoming without lots of homecoming [Bryan Fuller]

No halftime show. Homecoming didn't have the alumni band performance. No Temptation, no War Chant. I don't even know what we're doing here if we're not preserving even extremely easy-to-preserve traditions. Let's become the mauve and taupe.

HERE

Best and Worst:

Meh: The Offense

I'm going to be a contrarian here and say the offense legitimately looked like it was making solid strides against what is a very good (if unspectacular) defense. Yes, Jim Harbaugh is probably trolling a bit when he says he thinks the offense is hitting its stride, as 10 points in any game is rarely a sign your team is firing on all cylinders. But I re-watched this game and there were a number of times where a play here, a play there turns what was a nail-biter into a blowout and we aren't having as many existential conversations about the state of the program. I know Iowa players said they didn't make adjustments to the pass defense, and I guess if your philosophy is "zone them hard and grab anyone who tries to get away", then in broad strokes that's probably correct. But Michigan still ground down the field at a decent clip (4.1 ypc after you excise sacks, kneel-downs, and whatever happened during that DPJ play), and perhaps most importantly stayed ahead of the sticks consistently (Iowa only picked up 4 TFLs, and two of those came on sacks and a third was the aforementioned DPJ play). Iowa's one of the worst teams in the country in generating tackles behind the line, but as we've seen past performance does not remotely portend future results. And heck, Patterson actually kept the ball on a couple of plays and picked up a couple of first downs in the process.

Also podcast, Ace's recap:

This was ¡El Assico! 2: This Time in Blue. Neither team cracked 270 yards of total offense. Of the game's 26 real drives, there were:

  • 15 punts
  • four interceptions
  • a lost fumble
  • two made field goals
  • two missed field goals
  • a single, solitary touchdown
  • Iowa's eight-play, 12-yard drive to end the game.

The defense, obviously, emerged as the game's heroes.

ELSEWHERE

Go Iowa Awesome:

THE BAD: ROAD NATE STANLEY

This is Nate Stanley’s worst performance on the road against a ranked conference opponent since…well…the last time Nate Stanley was on the road against a ranked conference opponent. In 2018 it was against Penn State, when he completed a pathetic 37% of his passes for 205 yards, threw for two interceptions and was sacked three times. In 2017 it was at Wisconsin where he completed eight (8!) passes for 41 yards, one interception and was sacked four times. His QBR against Wisconsin was 6.0. Six, point, zero.

Comically, this was statistically his best performance of those three games, as he threw for 260 yards and completed a more impressive 54.8% of his passes. Unfortunately, there were also the three interceptions and, oh yeah, the EIGHT sacks. Some of those weren’t his fault (which we’ll talk about), others, like the one where he had about 5 seconds to throw the ball away as he was running towards the sideline and decided instead to take the sack, were. Stanley turtles on the road in tough conference games and his decision-making is about a full two seconds slower. That was the case when he first started and unfortunately, that’s the case in his final year.

HSR:

A win is a win. Which is something you say when your team wins ugly.  But Michigan really needed this win, which, of course, will be immediately devalued by the national press because of how bad Iowa looked, and Iowa was overrated because who had Iowa played really?  It's going to happen because it's what always happens.  But things need to get fixed this week on the offensive side.  Figure something out, because you can't keep telling the defense it's all on them week in, week out.

Sap's Decals:

DEFENSIVE CHAMPION – I’m just going to come right out and say it, the ENTIRE DEFENSE played lights-out for Michigan. I mean, this was a total TEAM EFFORT. From Don Brown mixing up his schemes and his calls, to the d-line sacking the Iowa QB eight times, to the defensive secondary getting 3 interceptions, to the linebackers limiting the Hawkeyes to just one yard rushing. It wasn’t perfect, but in a one-possession game where the offense was having problems getting into the end zone, you just knew the defense was going to have to make the last stop – and they did.

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los barcos

October 7th, 2019 at 1:35 PM ^

Poor sam webb – probably going to throw out his back carrying all the water for this offense.  I usually appreciate his level-headed takes, but listening today makes me think we’re in two different worlds (cue Brian’s Sinbad/genie reference).

We *should* be 3-2, and a coin toss away from 2-3.  Think about that.  Objectively, this team as presently constructed cannot beat PSU (at night) or ND, they’re a 50/50 against MSU, and don’t even get me started about OSU…

You have to make a change – Shea looks utterly loss out there and the Offense has no confidence whatsoever.  I’m not one to usually call for the backup, but at this point what do you have to lose?  This isn’t even a hot take.  Pre-season everyone was raving about Dcaff – “we have two starting QBs” – and it wasn’t just smoke because they played both Shea and Dcaff together. 

So you liked Dcaff earlier, why not trot him out now? 

jdemille9

October 7th, 2019 at 1:55 PM ^

All signs say "yes, play McCaffery now!" but something tells me Shea is gonna be the guy for the rest of the season.. barring injury. I hope I'm wrong and they go back to him once he's cleared but I'm cynical and jaded after years and years of Michigan not doing what they should to help right the ship. 

I've resigned myself to a 7-5 regular season and a (hopefully) McCaffery-led bowl win over some cupcake to get us to 8-wins and once again re-ignite the offseason hype train. 

bronxblue

October 7th, 2019 at 2:43 PM ^

I don't know where all these "signs" that McCaffrey is any better are coming from?  One drive against Wisconsin?  Assorted spots from last year where he ran the ball reasonably well?  The only sign I see is people angry about Patterson (and the entire offense) looking bad and thinking any change is worth it.  Which is a fine decision if you accept that, no, Michigan probably loses 6 games then and the fat part of the bell curve ends with McCaffrey on the sideline injured and a combination of Milton and Patterson finishing off the year.  That's fine, but he isn't going to come in and suddenly turn this team into a monster.

 

umchicago

October 7th, 2019 at 4:21 PM ^

well, mccaffery isn't afraid to run the ball, which would help open up this offense.  he just needs to be coached-up to protect himself better.  add in that shae is terrible in the pocket.  i believe mccaffery will move the chains much better than shae on a consistent basis due to his legs alone.  shae is likely the better passer now, but i will leave with a mccaffery learning curve and some of the freshman mistakes..  if healthy, he has a full week to prepare against illinois than the real fun starts.

HollywoodHokeHogan

October 7th, 2019 at 4:59 PM ^

Yeah, he also isn't afraid to run like this is the first time he's played football.  I don't know that I've ever seen a QB who is so willing to run and also unwilling to protect himself.  I mentioned in another thread that even his "slides" are just him kneeling down with his upper-body perpendicular to the ground, waiting for an inevitable crushing hit.  If he doesn't fix that, he'll never make it through a game. 

jigsmcgee

October 7th, 2019 at 8:23 PM ^

to some degree, I’m happy he got savagely destroyed.  Maybe he will change how he plays so he can actually, you know, provide another option for the team instead of just being an idiot while running.  McCaffrey, if you are reading this, you Dumb fuck, I can’t believe I have to remind you that you broke your collarbone and got concussed in 15 plays over the past 2 seasons.  It’s not hard to see that you are not capable of taking hits like you think you are.  Manage risk and And take the job from Shea.  It’s literally being handed to you. 

All I see is stupidity on this team.  In every facet save for defense but even then, they end up playing man against osU

Yo_Blue

October 7th, 2019 at 5:27 PM ^

Does anyone legitimately think McCaffery can survive an entire game, let alone the remainder of the season?  In the two extended play situations he has 1) broken his collarbone, and 2) received a concussion after two blows to the head.  
I'm not ready to put the chinadoll label on him yet, but based on evidence....

jigsmcgee

October 7th, 2019 at 8:28 PM ^

Punt/Counterpunt: Iowa 2019 Seth October 5th, 2019 at 8:29 AM
[Barron]

Something's been missing from Michigan gamedays since the free programs ceased being economically viable: scientific gameday predictions that are not at all preordained by the strictures of a column in which one writer takes a positive tack and the other a negative one… something like Punt-Counterpunt.

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PUNT

By Bryan MacKenzie
@Bry_Mac

My bad.

Life doesn’t always stop for college football Saturdays, and like despite my best planning, I occasionally find myself with unavoidable conflicts. When I was younger, there wasn’t much to be done. If you had a thing, you missed the game. You could catch the score later by watching Sportscenter for 30 minutes, or you could get back to your home or dorm to your Gateway 2000 to see those scores loading, one at a time, at 28.8 kbps. That was how I watched Michigan/Michigan State in 2002; I saw a score, and I said, “cool,” and that was it.

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Adjusted for inflation, that equals nearly $372,000.

Then smart phones came along. The early ones they didn’t provide much more than a score, a clock, and if you were lucky a down-and-distance, they allowed you to take the game with you. I ‘watched’ Tate Forcier shred Notre Dame in 2011 on my Blackberry in the back of a wedding reception.

[After THE JUMP: clickbait.]

But DVR changed the game. Now you can delay the start of the game by a minute, an hour, or a day. This created a choice that we didn’t have before: do I try to go radio-silent and start the game later, or do I start watching it live whenever I can?

Like many of you, I have taken both approaches. But having looked a little deeper, I fear my decisions to DVR Michigan games have been detrimental to the point of disaster. Consider:

  • October 27, 2012: The Tigers were in the World Series, and I wanted to watch Game 3 with co-workers. So I recorded the Michigan/Nebraska game. It was the last time Denard Robinson started at quarterback for the University of Michigan. The Tigers lost 2-0, and eventually got swept. Everything was bad.

  • October 4, 2014: Gary Nova. I don’t want to talk about it. Has it really been five years, Gary?
  • November 8th, 2014: I had a social engagement with my wife, and Michigan’s season was already well into its final collapse, so I recorded the game between Michigan and Northwestern. That game took a combined 3,746,121 years off our collective lives, though my soul ached on about a three hour delay from the rest of you.

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  • October 3, 2015. Had a family engagement in the morning (noon games kick off at 11:00 here), and missed most of the first half of the Maryland game. Michigan was a significant favorite, but their first 6 drives went punt, fumble, fumble, missed field goal, barely-made field goal on a short field, three-and-out. Things stabilize upon my return, and Michigan cruised to a 28-0 win.
  • September 16, 2017. I ran a Tough Mudder that started in the late morning, so I recorded the Air Force game. Sorry, Tarik.

This takes us to this year, and the part where I apologize. See, my son is on a 7/8-year-old baseball team (Go Lake Monsters), and I’m one of the coaches. The games start anywhere between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. central. Thus far this year, I’ve been able to see all of MTSU and Rutgers, but I missed the first half of Army and Wisconsin. And as you may recall, those first halves did not go particularly well.

And this is the really bad part: I’m going to have to miss almost the entire game today. And this is the really really bad part: I’m gonna record the game.

See, there are too few of these opportunities in a season. I used to enjoy watching the game because I enjoyed watching the game. More and more, it feels like every week has become about the result, and whether a Michigan win will keep Twitter from melting down, keep the chattering class of omnipresent pundits from jabbering in my general direction. I want to get back to that place where it isn’t about the outcome for the outcome’s sake, but rather where it is about enjoying a hobby because the hobby is enjoyable. And that starts, I think, with watching the game.

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If you all feel the need to chase me down like Coleman Reese in the Dark Knight in the interest of the Greater Good, I fully understand. Perhaps finding me and spoiling the score will avenge the football gods. Perhaps more serious measures need to be taken. Perhaps simply acknowledging the curse is enough to lift it. Or maybe there's some sort of animal we could make a sacrifice to. Like a giant buffalo. Or some sort of monster like something like the body of a walrus with the head of a sea lion. Or something with the body of an egret with the head of a meerkat. Or just the head of a monkey with the antlers of a reindeer with the body of a porcupine. I don’t know. Curses can be finnicky. But I made it a point last year to insist that there is no such thing as ghosts, and I think Michigan is the better team.

Good luck, and happy hunting. I’ll catch up with y’all around the fourth quarter. Michigan 27, Iowa 13

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COUNTERPUNT

By Internet Raj
@internetraj

 

YO WHAT UP FOOLS WELCOME TO THIS WEEK’S COUNTERPUNT BROUGHT TO YOU BY ZIP RECRUITER, SEATGEEK, AND KRAFT EASY MAC.

IF YOU’RE WONDERING WHY THERE HAS BEEN A SUDDEN SHIFT IN TONE, STYLE, OVERALL QUALITY, AND CAPITALIZATION IN THIS WEEK’S EDITION, DON’T WORRY ONE BIT, BROSKIS (THAT’S SOMETHING DRAKE SAYS). YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS WEEK’S REORGANIZATION OF SPORTS ILLUSTRATED WHEREIN ITS OWNERS CAPITULATED TO THIS REALLY RAD MEDIA STARTUP, THEMAVEN, WHICH IS DEFINITELY NOT A ‘WANNABE TECH COMPANY” OPERATED BY DUMB, INDEFENSIBLE HUCKSTERS.

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Expect more fun interactive content like this in future Counterpunts. I don’t know what grilled cheese I am but Kirk Ferentz is definitely the one that starts spontaneously oozing when its fourth-and-1 in plus territory

ANYWAYS, THIS GAME IS GOING TO… HOLD ON, LET ME LOG ON TO OUR PROPRIETARY IN-HOUSE ALGORITHMIC DATABASE OF COOL SAYINGS THAT OUR ANALYTICS SHOW GENERATE THE MOST ENGAGEMENT… “SLAP DIFFERENT”. YES THIS GAME WILL “SLAP DIFFERENT” AND I DON’T MEAN THE MSU BASKETBALL TEAM ACTUALLY MAKING A DEFENSIVE STOP. OOPS SORRY, THAT LAST CORNY PART WAS A JOKE WE WERE CONTRACTUALLY OBLIGATED TO INCLUDE PER RAJ’S MGOBLOG SEVERANCE.

OK:  MICHIGAN VERSUS IOWA. CAN’T BELIEVE IT. THAT’S PRETTY MUCH ALL I HAVE TO SAY BECAUSE I DIDN’T HAVE TOO MUCH TIME TO RESEARCH THE GAME BECAUSE I’VE BEEN IN A WINDOWLESS ROOM CHURNING OUT MEANINGLESS CONTENT FOR THE LAST 20 HOURS WITH ONLY ONE 2 MINUTE MEAL BREAK THAT WASN’T EVEN ENOUGH TIME TO HEAT UP MY EASY MAC IN THE MICROWAVE AND THE NOODLES DIDN’T COOK ALL THE WAY AND I ACTUALLY CHIPPED A TOOTH BITING DOWN ON A RAW-ASS EASY MAC NOODLE. UNFORTUNATELY, I DON’T HAVE ANY SORT OF DENTAL OR HEALTH INSURANCE BUT DON’T WORRY ABOUT ME I’M MAKING A WHOLE 9 CENTS FOR EVERY WORD I PRODUCE HERE, WHICH WILL GO A LONG WAY TO PAYING DOWN THE $250,000 IN DEBT I TOOK ON TO GET MY ENGLISH LITERATURE DEGREE AT NYU.

WHOO SORRY ABOUT THAT DETOUR THIS COLUMN TOOK. I THINK THAT’S THE HUNGER-INDUCED DELIRIUM THAT HAS WASHED OVER MY ENTIRE CONSCIOUSNESS. DID I MENTION ALL I’VE HAD IN THE PAST 24 HOURS WAS 7 EASY MAC NOODLES? OK WELL, TO THE GAME. MICHIGAN VS. IOWA. WOW. WHAT A GAME. LET’S LOOK AT THE ONLY ANALYTICS THAT MATTER: ACCORDING TO THE COLD, DETACHED CORPORATE RESEARCH CONDUCTED BY EMPTY SUITS WHO NOW CONTROL LARGE SWATHS OF IMPORTANT JOURNALISM, 76% OF YOU HAVE SKIPPED OVER EVERY WORD ABOVE TO GET TO THIS PART, THE END, THE SCORE PREDICTION. I’VE BEEN TOLD THIS IS WHERE THE MOST LUCRATIVE ADS AND IN-TEXT PRODUCT PLACEMENT GO, SO I ENCOURAGE YOU TO TRY ON A NEW PAIR OF MEUNDIES (PROMO CODE: “PLEASEUSETHISPROMOCODEBECAUSEIFYOUDOIGET5DOLLARSANDICOULDBUYME2MOREEASYMACSYESTHISISREALLYALLPARTOFTHEPROMOCODEEVENTHISEXTRAPART”).

SO WHO’S GOING TO WIN? WELL THIS IS A MICHIGAN FAN SITE SO TO OPTIMIZE CLICKS AND ONLINE ENGAGEMENT, I WILL NATURALLY PICK THE NON-MICHIGAN TEAM TO WIN. YOU’RE ALL GOING TO BE ANGRY AND COMMENT AND CLICK A LOT, AND WHILE I WON’T SEE A DIME FROM THOSE AD-GENERATED REVENUES, AT LEAST SOME DISEMBODIED PROFIT SUCKING CORPORATE VAMPIRE WILL.

HERE'S AN AUTOPLAY VIDEO DON’T WORRY I MADE SURE YOUR SYSTEM VOLUME IS ON MAX.

MICHIGAN: 99 IOWA: 100 A COLD REFRESHING BUDLIGHT: 101

bronxblue

October 5th, 2019 at 8:42 AM ^

I too have found myself watching more and more games on delay, mostly because of family responsibilities (dance class waits for no one!).  So I get it.  I'll probably watch part of this game at the start and then be off to something in the afternoon.  I catch up with the DVR and it's actually a bit less stressful because I know the outcome, but it can be infuriating knowing what will happen and, at times, seeing all the opportunities where it didn't need to happen.  Like how I assume Doctor Strange felt during Infinity Wars.

As for Raj, the fact this post looks not unlike what a lot of Fansided/SBNation/Bleacher Report/etc. sites churn out is depressing.  SI should be a held to a higher standard.  Hell, the Athletic has started down this road and that was supposed to be the Tech Bro version of the sports journalism that still employed journalists.  

Anyway, Michigan wins.  It'll be not-fun for a while, but they should win.

mGrowOld

October 5th, 2019 at 8:51 AM ^

I watch virtually every game on delay.  

Negatives:

Can't participate in the oh-so enlightening banter in the open thread

Have to turn phone off until game over or caught up time wise

Pros:

No commercials

No halftime

Can watch when I want

If Michigan is pummelling someone (like Rutgers) I can get to the good parts quickly 

If Michigan is getting pummelled (like Wisconsin) I can fast forward to see if we've caught up any and if not, turn it off 

And Raj's column is fucking genius. Great, great job.

Wolverine 73

October 5th, 2019 at 8:55 AM ^

I loved SI back in the late 60’s through maybe the 80’s.  Then it started to slide and lose its focus on sports people cared about.  Then it stopped writing thoughtful, in depth pieces.  Somewhere along the way, I stopped reading it.  But this latest iteration makes the lousy SI of 2000 sound like Pulitzer Prize winning stuff.

Sheed In Space

October 5th, 2019 at 9:29 AM ^

Agreed. 
 

I have to watch it live, or not at all. I’ll be missing most of today’s game to go get shithoused with thousands of my Polish-American brethren at dingy Polish halls around Grand Rapids, most of which do not have TVs. 
 

My gut feeling says it may be a blessing in disguise that I’ll be too drunk to function, but that might just be the BPONE talking. 

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Blue Vet

October 5th, 2019 at 9:38 AM ^

Bryan: I have to watch the game on tape because when I watch live, bad things happen. I attended The Horror, I was in Columbus for TGWW-BD (The Game We Won—But Didn't), not to mention two Rose Bowls we lost.

Raj: GRUMBLE, GRUMBLE, WHAT A TERRIBLE, YOU'RE AN, I CAN'T BELIEVE WE'D, WAH!

(Thanks, again.)

 

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Catchafire

October 5th, 2019 at 9:47 AM ^

Gattis on the sidelines should help somewhat.  You play like you practice.  In addition, we have a somewhat healthier offense.

 

This will not be a repeat of Wisconsin.

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RedRum

October 5th, 2019 at 9:55 AM ^

Well, watching Mama Mia really interferes with college football. “The winner takes it all, the loser has to fall, it’s simple and it’s plain. Why should I complain”. 

Pierce Broaden is dreamy. 

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Phaedrus

October 5th, 2019 at 10:20 AM ^

I watch every game on delay even when I don't have to, like today. That way I can fast forward past the commercials. If I give the game a good 45 minute head start I still run into live action by the forth quarter sometimes. I would not do this if there were only a moderate amount of commercials. But the score-commercial-kick off-commercial and 4th down-commercial-punt-commercial patterns have become too much for me.

Also, Raj's post made me sad. I know some young adjunct professors who do that type of "content writing" to supplement their income and between the two jobs they make less than a waiter and receive no benefits.

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Sambojangles

October 5th, 2019 at 10:25 AM ^

I don't even find watching the game that enjoyable anymore. The mid-game and post-game hot takes online and among friends are (a) too much of the experience now to miss and (b) simultaneously fun and infuriating. Live sports feeds my Twitter addiction. But to watch the game without the live analysis, the puns and jokes, the complaining about the announces and referees and players and coaches, it's underwhelming to me now. 

BlueHills

October 5th, 2019 at 10:29 AM ^

I look forward to this feature every game day. Really, it’s better than the games themselves.

Here’s my prediction: somehow Michigan wins. The usual disclaimers apply.

          

10/7/2019: NEWS | WORLD: GM labour contract talks go off the rails in Detroit

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DETROIT — Talks for a new four-year labour contract between General Motors Co and its striking workers cooled after the United Auto Workers rejected the largest U.S. automaker’s latest offer on Sunday. GM made an offer to the union that basically...
          

10/7/2019: SPORTS | HOCKEY: Canucks’ Biega gets his wish, traded to Red Wings

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Jim Benning did Alex Biega a favour Sunday. The long-serving, hard-working Vancouver Canucks defenceman was rewarded for his professionalism with a trade to the Detroit Red Wings for minor-league left winger David Pope. It’s a move that may allow the...
          

tch - the womb (Placenta Recordings #547 - 2019)

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Released October 7, 2019

tch = Tee Chan. Chicago, IL. 2019.

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Bigland's whistleblower case against FCA will play out in Detroit

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U.S. District Judge Gershwin Drain denied a motion Monday from FCA's legal team to move the case to Delaware.

          

Devil’s Junction – Handy Dandy’s Revenge

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Um estúdio de TV fechado em Detroit é assombrado por um mágico / ventríloquo de um programa infantil dos anos 60, e ele está procurando por nova audiência ao vivo (ou mortos).Handy Dandy
          

UAW Strike Against General Motors Enters Its 4th Week

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With contract talks in Detroit at a critical point, bargainers at General Motors and the auto workers union clashed over competing proposals over the weekend.
          

Kash Doll announces debut album Stacked, shares “Mobb’n”: Stream

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Rising Detroit MC's new single samples TRU.

Kash Doll announces debut album Stacked, shares “Mobb’n”: Stream
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19:00 Orlando Magic – Detroit Pistons Live Stream

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Dusty Grooves 09-27-2019 with Ann Cantelow

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Playlist:

The Sequence- And You Know That Short Version - The Sugar Hill Records Story
Alicia Keys- How Come You Dont Call Me - Unplugged Live
Nina Simone- My Baby Just Cares For Me - Anthology
Fantastic Negrito- In The Pines - The Last Days Of Oakland
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Etta James- Youre Gonna Make Me Cry - Matriarch Of The Blues
Grandmaster Flash Melle Mel The Furious Five- Freedom - The Best Of Grandmaster Flash Melle Mel The Furious Five
The Future Kind- Simon Says - Detroit Funk Vaults Funk Soul From Dave Hamilton 1968 1979
The Peppers- Bringing It Down - The Detroit Funk Vaults
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Boz Scaggs- Call Me - Some Change
Marvin Gaye- I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Motown 1s
Donna Summer- She Works Hard For The Money - She Works Hard For The Money
Various Artists- Ann PeeblesI Cant Stand The Rain - The Memphis Belles
Dirty Dozen Brass Band- Ruler Of My Heart w Norah Jones R Randolph - Medicated Magic
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George Clinton The PFunk All Stars- Give Up The Funk Tear The Roof Off - Live And Kickin
Parlet- Help From My Friends - Funk Essentials Funk Funk The Best Of Funk Essentials Vol 2
Sheila E- The Glamorous Life - The Glamorous Life
Prince The Revolution- I Would Die 4 You - The Very Best Of Prince
Earth Wind Fire- Gratitude - Earth Wind Fire Greatest Hits
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Herbie Hancock- Rockit - Best Of
Laurent Garnier Carl Craig- Aretha Franklin Rock Steady - The Kings Of Techno
Cold Storage Band- Skokiaan - Bulawayo Jazz
James Brown- Papas Got A Brand New Bag - Im Back
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Marva Whitney- Unwind Yourself - James Browns Original Funky Divas
Yvonne Fair James Brown- You Can Make It If You Try - James Browns Original Funky Divas
Vicki Anderson- Baby Dont You Know - James Browns Original Funky Divas
Jimmy Cliff- I Can See Clearly NowJimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come
The Meters- Fire On The Bayou - Fire On The Bayou
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James Brown- I Got You I Feel Good - 20th Century Masters The Millennium Collection The Best Of James Brown


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Mechanical Engineer

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MI-Detroit, Permanent position: MAINTENANCE/RELIABILITY ENGINEER needed at a Fortune 500 manufacturer local to Detroit MI. You will be the technical point of contact for equipment failures, planning corrective actions, and equipment reliability. You should love being on the floor in the thick of it. Solid company with competitive pay, benefits, relocation package, and yearly bonus. Join a company where you ca
          

Studios spenden für barrierefreies Spielen und Unity expandiert

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Unity erwirbt ChilliConnect, Spieleunternehmen spenden für Barrierefreiheit und "Detroit: Become Human" knackt die drei Millionen. Die internationalen News des Tages.
          

U.S. Department Of Justice Executive Office For Immigration Review Detroit Immigration Court Spring Internships

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Spring 2020 Internship PositionsThe United States Department of Justice has an opening for one legal intern at the Detroit Immigration Court for Spring 2020. Prior knowledge of immigration law is helpful, but not absolutely necessary. Strong research and writing skills are required. Applicants must be United States citizens and must be able to work a … Continue reading "U.S. Department Of Justice Executive Office For Immigration Review Detroit Immigration Court Spring Internships"
          

Data Scientist

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MI-Detroit, Overview Who we are: Meridian, a WellCare Company, is part of a national network of passionate leaders, achievers, and innovators dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our members, our providers and in the healthcare industry. We provide government-based health plans (Medicare, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace) in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. As a part of the Wel
          

Video: Apollo Brown ft. Guilty Simpson, Fat Ray, Melanie Rutherford – The Backbone

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Apollo Brown is back to remind people that Detroit sets a standard for others to follow and is a creative haven for Hip-Hop. Check out the new video for The Backbone off his new double album, Sincerely, Detroit.
          

City Hall Park: 1910

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Manhattan circa 1910. "Park Place (City Hall Park) and New York City Hall." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

          

Bigland's whistleblower case against FCA will play out in Detroit

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The whistleblower case for embattled Fiat Chrysler U.S. sales chief Reid Bigland will remain in Detroit after a judge denied a motion from FCA's legal team to move the case to Delaware.


          

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A/V Technician - Warren, MI 48093

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Kforce has a client, a Metro Detroit, Michigan (MI) automotive company that is looking for an A/V Technician for a long-term, renewable contract position.Essential Duties:...
          

Designer - Kitchen/Bath - Detroit, MI 48208

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Store Director - Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Akron, Ohio

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Looking to Spice Up Your Career?
Then, Here?s Food for Thought.

We?re Fresh Thyme Farmers Market. You will want to know who we are if you, too, believe that healthy food should be affordable and accessible to all. That?s why we?re bringing the weekend farmers market to the masses 7 days a week. There?s a new grocery store in town and we?re changing the game—for the good of all. Come on in.

Store Director
Lansing and Detroit, Michigan; Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and Akron, Ohio

Seeking an opportunity to grow? We dig it.
We?re opening 60 stores and creating 5,000 new jobs throughout the Midwest in 5 years. What does it mean to join our fast-growing company? It means faster growth opportunities for you. It also means you?ll never be bored. And you?ll have tons of fun. We?re all about fun.

If you do decide to apply for the Store Director position, it will be unlike any other job you?ve had—especially if you?ve worked in other grocery stores. Here?s a sneak peek at what you can expect to be doing in this role:

• Ensure a positive shopping experience for customers and a positive working environment for employees
• Ensure and maintain appropriate functioning of entire store operations
• Prepare weekly sales/labor projections, execute to plan, and consistently achieve budgeted payroll percentage
• Oversee department managers to assure accountability for their departments
• Hire, develop, supervise and evaluate department managers and staff

Think you have what it takes? Here?s what you?ll need to prove it to us:

• Bachelor?s degree or equivalent
• Minimum of 6 years? professional experience; 5 – 7 years of grocery retail experience in overall store operations preferred
• Experience managing a team of department managers and support staff
• P&L and inventory experience
• Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills

Why else should you join us?
Okay, let?s get to the good stuff: We offer competitive compensation and an awesome benefits package, including health insurance, paid time off, promotion opportunities, employee discounts, and more! Way more. Oh, and we?re hiring like crazy. So there?s that, too.

Apply Today! Please send your resume and letter of interest to: applicants@rcirs.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/60822&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com. Be sure to specify ?Store Director– 35916D? in the subject line.

Fresh Thyme Farmers Market is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

          

CSR / Teller - Detroit- Columbia BC - Part Time

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Banking Customer Service Representative


Job Description

If you are a dynamic and driven Customer Service Representative who has the desire to advance your career with a stable and highly regarded financial institution, join our Customer Service team at Fifth Third Bank! We are seeking dedicated Banking Customer Service Reps to provide excellent customer service in daily transactions, customer inquiries and problem resolution in accordance with Fifth Third Bank policies. As a Banking Customer Service Rep with Fifth Third Bank, you will refer customers to the appropriate business partners for product and service needs uncovered during business transactions and/or conversations. You will also consistently meet and exceed sales referral goals as set by management, promote good customer relations with a friendly demeanor and willingness to help at all times and honor customer confidentiality.


Job Responsibilities

As a Banking Customer Service Rep with Fifth Third Bank, you will develop rapport with the customer base, greet them by name, be responsive and timely with correspondence and problem resolutions, process credit card applications and display a caring attitude. You will also continuously increase your professional knowledge and skill set through seminars and in-house training, act with confidence to find answers to customer questions and follow the Bancorp Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.


Additional responsibilities of the Banking Customer Service Rep include:

•Handling cash and processing customer transactions

•Initiating conversations with customers to uncover their needs and referring them to the appropriate business partners to meet personal and financial center referral and sales goals

•Personally maintaining a balancing record, finding and correcting errors and asking for help in this process as needed

•Handling customer issues with professionalism and seamlessly directing complex issues to management staff

•Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of financial center policies, procedures, products and services

•Performing daily office responsibilities alongside other staff members to maintain the efficient operation of the financial center.


Preferred Job Requirements

As a Banking Customer Service Rep with Fifth Third Bank, you must have exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and excellent time management and problem-solving skills. You must be able to interact confidently and comfortably with the public, take the initiative and utilize sound judgment to make decisions and work positively and cooperatively with a team.


Additional preferred requirements for the Banking Customer Service Rep include:

•Minimum 1 year experience in a Banking, Retail, Sales or other role that involves cash handling and customer service

•High school education or equivalent experience

•Strong working knowledge of banking retail policies and procedures

•Advanced math abilities

•Computer proficiency

•Ability to work a flexible schedule

•Ability to lift up to 25 pounds and stand for most of your shift


Benefits

At Fifth Third Bank, we understand that our employees work tirelessly to provide customers with the best products and service possible. Therefore, we are proud to offer our Banking Customer Service Reps a generous compensation and benefits package. We also offer a quarterly bonus based on overall financial center customer service performance and a monthly bonus based on sales and referrals. We believe in promoting from within and offer extensive online and in-class training opportunities for Banking Customer Service Reps that wish to move up with us. In fact, you can start the training process to become a Lead Customer Service Representative as soon as you are hired!


Additional benefits for the Banking Customer Service Rep include:

•Medical, dental and vision insurance

•Fifth Third Wellness Rewards for completing certain wellness activities

•Matched 401(K) retirement plan

•Profit sharing program

•Employee sto

          

Jobs Report Boosts Stocks – Market Update

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  I won’t assume people know this, but Detroit is Hockeytown, USA. Our team had its home opener last night and got down by two goals before making a roaring comeback. The stock market was a bit like that on…

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LTSS Care Specialist

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IL-Detroit, Overview Who we are: Meridian, a WellCare Company, is part of a national network of passionate leaders, achievers, and innovators dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our members, our providers and in the healthcare industry. We provide government-based health plans (Medicare, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace) in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. As a part of the Wel
          

LTSS Care Specialist - Cook County

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LTSS Care Specialist - Cook County

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IL-Detroit, Overview Who we are: Meridian, a WellCare Company, is part of a national network of passionate leaders, achievers, and innovators dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our members, our providers and in the healthcare industry. We provide government-based health plans (Medicare, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace) in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. As a part of the Wel
          

LTSS Care Specialist - Rock Island, Henry, Mercer

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LTSS Care Specialist- Winnebago, DeKalb

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LTSS Care Specialist, Sr - Cook County

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IL-Detroit, Overview Who we are: Meridian, a WellCare Company, is part of a national network of passionate leaders, achievers, and innovators dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our members, our providers and in the healthcare industry. We provide government-based health plans (Medicare, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace) in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. As a part of the Wel
          

LTSS Care Specialist, Sr. - Cook County

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LTSS Care Specialist, Sr. - Detroit

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MI-Detroit, Overview Who we are: Meridian, a WellCare Company, is part of a national network of passionate leaders, achievers, and innovators dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our members, our providers and in the healthcare industry. We provide government-based health plans (Medicare, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace) in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. As a part of the Wel
          

LTSS Care Specialist, Sr. - Lake/McHenry

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IL-Detroit, Overview Who we are: Meridian, a WellCare Company, is part of a national network of passionate leaders, achievers, and innovators dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our members, our providers and in the healthcare industry. We provide government-based health plans (Medicare, Medicaid, and the Health Insurance Marketplace) in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio. As a part of the Wel
          

Anaheim - Detroit

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Ice Hockey. NHL
          

Dallas - Detroit

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Basketball. NBA. Preseason
          

Detroit - Montreal

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Ice Hockey. NHL
          

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Toronto - Detroit

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Mécanicien diesel lourd - Globocam - Quebec City, QC

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 Compétence avec les produits Detroit, Cummins, Caterpillar et Eaton. Tu te plairas chez nous si tu veux faire partie de la meilleure équipe de l’industrie et…
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Contremaître atelier mécanique véhicules lourd - Globocam - Lévis, QC

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Permis de conduire valide Compétence avec les produits Detroit, Cummins, Caterpillar et Eaton. CONTREMAÎTRE ATELIER MÉCANIQUE VÉHICULES LOURSD/QUART DE SOIR /…
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Mécanicien diesel lourd - Globocam - Lévis, QC

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 Compétence avec les produits Detroit, Cummins, Caterpillar et Eaton. Tu te plairas chez nous si tu veux faire partie de la meilleure équipe de l’industrie et…
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Comment on Indian Hustle: How Fraudsters Prey On Would-Be US Tech Workers by your dating spot fox detroit

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<strong>your dating spot fox detroit</strong> Indian Hustle: How Fraudsters Prey On Would-Be US Tech Workers
          

Proprietary Software and Microsoft

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Outside Sales Representative, INS

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MI-Detroit, Continental Resources, Inc. is the nation's most established and reliable source for electronic test and measurement equipment. The Test and Measurement Division is an authorized partner of the leading test equipment manufacturers including Rohde & Schwarz, Tektronix, Keithley, Keysight Technologies and Fluke, among others. If you're a dynamic individual looking for a challenge, take this opportun
          

FEMA - Engineer (Nationwide Openings) - Detroit, MI 48208

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**23725BR** **Requisition ID:** 23725BR **Business Unit:** FSU **Job Description:** -Conducts site inspections to validate and record infrastructure damage to include:...
          

Cyber Identity & Access Management Senior Consultant - CA SSO/Siteminder, IGA, PAM - Detroit, MI 48208

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Are you interested in working in a dynamic environment that offers opportunities for professional growth and new responsibilities? If so, Deloitte & Touche LLP could be...
          

SENIOR HR GENERALIST - Detroit - Detroit, MI 48208

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*Posted Date:* Sep 25, 2019 *Position Title: GENERALIST, HR SR* *Crothall Healthcare* is a Compass One Company that provides specialized, high-quality, innovative, and...
          

ImageSoft Honored as one of “Metro Detroit’s Best and Brightest...

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As an award that assesses organizational success from the personnel’s perspective, being honored with the “Best and Brightest” title is reassuring to ImageSoft that its efforts to create a thoughtful...

(PRWeb October 08, 2019)

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KBKG Tax Specialty Firm Hires Alex Martin to Lead New Transfer Pricing Practice for Cross-border Businesses

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PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 7, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Nationwide tax specialty firm KBKG announced the hiring of Alex Martin as Principal and leader of the firm's new Transfer Pricing practice. Alex comes with over 22 years of full-time, international transfer pricing experience working in Washington, D.C.; Melbourne, Australia; and Detroit, Michigan where he resides currently.
          

Accountant - AlixPartners - Detroit, MI

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AlixPartners is a proud Silver award-winning Veteran Friendly Employer. AlixPartners is a results-driven global consulting firm that specializes in helping…
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Information Security Data Protection Intern - AlixPartners - Detroit, MI

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Engagement Accounting Analyst - AlixPartners - Detroit, MI

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Strategic Finance Manager - AlixPartners - Detroit, MI

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Chief Information Security Officer - AlixPartners - Detroit, MI

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Corporate Applications Intern - HR - AlixPartners - Detroit, MI

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End User Computing Senior Architect - AlixPartners - Detroit, MI

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Legal Counsel (Chapter 11 Bankruptcy) - AlixPartners - Detroit, MI

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10/8/2019: CITY + REGION: Riverside dike system upgrades to cost $18.7M

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The city is eyeing an $18.7-million bill to build up its existing dike system to protect low-level areas of Riverside from rising waters of Lake St. Clair and the Detroit River. “This summer, you can see, we are actually at new record highs,” engineer...
          

10/8/2019: SPORTS: Wings acquire Biega to bolster blue-line

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The Detroit Red Wings acquired veteran defenceman Alex Biega from the Vancouver Canucks on Monday in exchange for minor-league winger David Pope. The 31-year-old Biega has appeared in 179 NHL games with the Canucks since debuting in 2014-15. The...
          

What Rashida Tlaib doesn’t get about policing

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Kudos to Detroit Police Chief James Craig for pushing back hard against the latest nonsense from Rep. Rashida Tlaib. It all started when the Michigan Democrat tweeted at the DPD: “You should probably rethink this whole facial recognition bulls - - t.” She basically thinks this promising new technology doesn’t work — or, if it does, is anti-black....
          

Virginia Stage Presents DETROIT '67

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Turntables turn to turmoil in the heart of Detroit when a mysterious woman enters the lives of siblings Chelle and Lank. Underground basement parties are the talk of the town as the spirit of Motown breaks barriers across neighborhoods. As race riots erupt in their beloved city, tensions escalate at home. How will this family keep it together as their community falls apart?

Detroit '67 is comprised of a company of actors making their Virginia Stage Company debut. Lisa Tharps (Chelle), from New York, has guest-starred in several hit television shows, including "ER", "Sex in the City", "Jessica Jones", and "Law and Order: SVU". Bryce Michael Wood (Lank) has performed in several of the top regional theatres, including Asolo Repertory Theatre, Geva Theatre Center, and the Contemporary American Theatre Festival. Performing in her second play by Detroit '67 playwright Dominique Morisseau, Shenyse LeAnna Harris (Bunny) is a New York-based actor that recently received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Brown University. Freddie Fulton (Sly) has recently performed at Long Wharf Theatre and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Rounding out the Detroit '67 cast is Suzannah Herschkowitz (Caroline), a recent Julliard graduate.

Directing this inspired cast is nationally and internationally acclaimed director, Thomas W. Jones II. His work as a writer, director, and actor has received several Helen Hayes awards, the San Diego critic's award, and the NAACP Phoenix Award.

Detroit '67 begins on October 23 with an official opening night on October 26, and continues with performances through November 10. Tickets for each performance start as low as $25 for children under 12. Discounts are available for groups, students, and members of the military community. Ticket prices will vary throughout the run of the show, so buy early for the best seats at the best prices.


Interviews can be arranged with members of the cast, crew, creative team, or staff of Virginia Stage Company. All reviews are welcome, and tickets can be provided to anyone who wishes to see the production for these purposes.

Virginia Stage Company is southeastern Virginia's leading theatre destination, serving an audience of over 58,000 annually, both at the Wells Theatre and throughout the community. Virginia Stage Company's mission is to "enrich, educate, and entertain the region by creating and producing theatrical art of the highest quality."

Freddie Fulton (Sly) is making his Virginia Stage Company debut with this wonderful production of Detroit '67. Other theater credits include: Classic Stage Company's Julius Caesar (Brutus), Long Wharf Theatre's Paradise Blue (P-Sam), 59E59th/Edinburgh Fringe Festival's Someone Dies at the End (Bama), Seven Guitars (Floyd), Death of the Last Black Man (Black Man with Watermelon), A Soldier's Play (PFC Peterson), etc. Originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, Freddie received his MFA in Acting from Columbia University and is based in New York. He's grateful to the entire VSC team and blessed to have the opportunity to breathe life into this enriching story. To his family, friends, and cast members thank you for your inspiration, it truly means the world to him. Enjoy the show!

Shenyse LeAnna Harris (Bunny) is a New York based actor from Houston, Texas. She holds a Master's degree from Brown/Trinity Rep 2018. This is her second Dominque Morisseau play and her Virginia Stage Company Debut- she is more than delighted to be a part of this process. Shenyse has been in Fetch Clay Make Man (Dallas Theater Center) Our Lady of 121st (Greer Garson Theater) Death of a Salesman, Skeleton Crew (Trinity Repertory).

Suzannah Herschkowitz (Caroline) is a recent graduate of Juilliard and spent this past summer working on The Public's Shakespeare in the Park production of Coriolanus. She is thrilled to make her Virginia State Company debut with this cast and crew.

Lisa Tharps (Chelle) Nina- The Royale, Kitchen Theater, and Geva Theatre; Medea - Medea, Boston Court Theater (Garland, LA Critics, LA Weekly NAACP nominations for Best Leading Actress); Broadway: Nurse - Romeo Juliet - New Victory Theater; Tonya (und) - King Hedley II, Virginia Theatre; Principal Player - Love's Fire: Fresh Numbers - Public Theater, London's Barbican Pit, Nat'l Tour; Off Broadway: Olivia - Twelfth Night - Boomerang Theatre; Paulina - The Winter's Tale - NY Classical; Wit - MCC, Union Square, Nat'l Tour; Principal Player, The Vagina Monologues, Nat'l Tour; Titania - Midsummer Night's Dream - Shakespeare Theater of DC: TV - aired in 2018: "Jessica Jones" (Det. Ruth Sunday), "Power", "Madam Secretary", "Elementary". Film: MADELINE'S MADELINE (Gotham's/Spirit Awards' noms for Best Feature, Cinematography); UNC School of the Arts, Graduate. LisaTharps.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/98918&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com. Grateful

Bryce Michael Wood (Lank) graduated from the University of Notre Dame with his Bachelors and was a Division-I Athlete for the Fighting Irish. Most recently he received his MFA in Acting from UCONN under the direction of Dale AJ Rose. His recent credits include, but aren't limited to: Topdog/Underdog and Twelfth Night at Shakespeare and Company, Glory at the New School, Othello at the Brick Theater, Gloria at Asolo Repertory Theater, The Royale at The Hippodrome Theater, Smart People at both The Geva & Kitchen Theatre, Welcome to Fear City at the Contemporary American Theatre Festival, and Row, where he starred as Muhammed Ali at Goodspeed Opera House. While attending UCONN he was in a multitude of Connecticut Rep. Productions.

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Scenic Designer

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Comment on Ottawa Senators Acquire Vladislav Namestnikov by TJ0411

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Does seem strange that Melnyk would agree to add salary. You may be right in Pageau or Tierney being gone and maybe Anisimov (even though bonus has been paid this year). But they'd have to get rid of more salary for the pickup of 3M to be worth while. Throw in Boedker in the mix for some LTIRs? Detroit has Zetterberg and Franzen on LTIR chewing up 10M of cap space since they are slightly under the cap.
          

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General Motors falls to its lowest since June after reportedly making a second offer to striking workers (GM)

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  • General Motors stock sank as much as 2.9% Tuesday after the company reportedly made a second offer to striking workers.
  • The automaker sent the proposal Monday after members of the United Auto Workers union rejected a first offer over the weekend, the Detroit Free Press reported. Details of the second offer are confidential and GM hadn't received a response from the union as of Monday night.
  • Negotiations between GM and UAW took "a turn for the worse" over the weekend, union vice president Terry Dittes said in a letter to members.
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General Motors stock tumbled as much as 2.9% Tuesday after reportedly making a second offer to striking members of the United Auto Workers union.

The automaker sent a second offer to UAW Monday morning after the union rejected a first offer over the weekend, the Detroit Free Press reported. The details of the new proposal are confidential, and GM was still waiting for the union's response as of Monday evening, two sources familiar with the matter told DFP.

The strike entered its fourth week Monday, and has already wiped out more than $4 billion from GM's market cap.

"These negotiations have taken a turn for the worse," UAW vice president Terry Dittes said in a Sunday letter to members. "We, in this union, could not be more disappointed with General Motors."

Read more: The General Motors strike is getting more expensive. It has likely cost the automaker more than $1 billion already.

Roughly 46,000 workers began the strike on September 16. The automaker's stock has fallen roughly 9% since then and now trades at its lowest levels since early June.

The union's leadership is asking for entry-level pay raises, improved health care, and a faster process for short-term workers to earn higher salaries. The requests arrive as GM looks to produce more electric and autonomous vehicles, a change that would endanger the job security of many striking workers.

A continued demonstration would further hit GM's third-quarter earnings, as the company can only make up for so much lost production. The automaker is scheduled to announce its latest quarterly figures October 29, and is likely to answer many questions regarding the strike during the related analyst call.

General Motors traded at $33.97 as of 12:50 p.m. ET Tuesday, up roughly 0.1% year-to-date. Shares have fallen 7.6% since the strike began on September 16.

The company has 16 "buy" ratings, six "hold" ratings, and no "sell" ratings from analysts, with a consensus price target of $47.78, according to Bloomberg data.

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What The Heck Is A Chief Innovation Officer? (And Does Your District Need A Proactive Change Agent Visionary Leader To Transform Your Human Capital With Capacity-Building Systems?)

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My college job was in the private sector, working in the education and communication department of an industrial manufacturing company. In ways that my college education could never hope to, my time there drove home how there are plenty of folks making a good living using language to obscure rather than reveal, the there's a whole art of using language to try to convey importance and weight while cloaking the actual content of those words with smoke and mirrors. On the one hand, it's appalling, like watching someone use the Mona Lisa to scrub the grime off their car. On the other hand, it's its own kind of hilarious language, a linguistic emperor's new clothes. We entertained ourselves by cranking out faux bulletins in corporate argle bargle; I actually have a bound collection of our best work.

I am reminded of all that when I read some of the corporate baloney unleashed on education (not that education doesn't have its own ridiculous jargon). Take, for instance, the new-ish corporate ed reform job of Chief Innovation Officer. Right off the bat, we know this is corporate-style baloney, because of the desire to signal this is a Real Important Job by making it C-level with a Chief in front. The whole trend of turning school administration jobs into "chief" jobs is about "translating" education-speak into corporate-speak.

The Center for Digital Education offered its own balonified exercise in explaining CIOs in 2013; you know from the very first paragraph it's going to be richly foolish:

Chief innovation officers are slowly popping up in school districts around the country. Some say they fill a gap in leadership that's preventing education from moving forward.

First-- "slowly popping up"?? I'm trying to imagine slow-popping popcorn, or a jack-in-the-box that emerges like an arthritic octogenarian. Nope. If you're going to pop up, you can't do it slowly.  Second- "some say"?? Some what? Some corporate guys who want to remake education in their own image.

It turns out that "around the country" meant "in at last four school districts" in 2013. The article features plenty of unfounded assertions, like "Right now, probably 70% of school districts  need a complete makeover." Don't expect any support or elaboration for that. The article interviews a new CIO who's supposed to provide "visionary leadership" and who says an "exciting piece" of his job is "to empower people  and build capacity in a way that inspires." But the article also notes that the CIO job description is varied from place to place; in Detroit, the  job is simply "to better prepare students for college." What that has to do with innovation is not clear.

Not that the corporate world where the term originated knows either. The term supposedly comes from a 1998 book, Fourth Generatio R&D,  and wikipedia says it's for the person most reposnible for managing change, who comes up with new ideas and who recognizes them when other people bring them up. Inc offers its own explanation which involves championing innovation and driving new growth. Back in 2009, Forbes was sure that you needed one for your company. LinkedIN shows close to 200 openings at the various times I looked.

Education has always been where corporate fads go to die (before Outcome Based Education, there was Management By Objectives), but modern ed reform, with its belief that education needs to be run like a business, has accelerated that process. So as we saw above, CIOs were a coming thing in 2013. In 2016, edWeb was explaining why schools needed a CIO in the same graceless language

Education is experiencing an extraordinary transformation that requires Innovative Leadership to implement major change initiatives and redesign numerous systems within a school district. A strong movement driven by Future Ready Schools is charging toward a personalized learning environment to prepare students for college, career, and life readiness that links the learning in the classroom to a real world setting.

It just sounds so smart, you know. Major change initiatives. Redesign numerous systems. Charging toward a personalized learning environment. It has the solid ring of corporate argle bargle-- you almost know what it means, close enough that you assume that with some specialized training you'd have a better idea what exactly they mean. That's a more charitable assumption than figuring that they are keeping the language vague and grand because they themselves don't know exactly what they mean, but they still want to make the sale. It's like moving a product by giving it a fancy designation, like JSB-400; it makes it sound hard-edged and sciency, even if you just made the whole thing up. Corporate reform wants to sell itself as hard-nosed scientific management, and so we get this language to hide the fact that they are just as vaguely fuzzy-headed as those bleeding heart humanists who want to call teaching an art.

Meanwhile, you can get a CIO certificate to prove, I guess, that you are a visionary change agent of environmental disruption. And higher education is being scolded for having only 25% penetration of CIOs.

To really capture the baloney-fest, here comes Bellwether Partners with an interview with two CIOs-- Margo Roen (Education First) and David Saenz (Forth Worth ISD).

Roen's view of the job is more entrepreneurial-- grab data, look for "gaps," fill gaps through "internal capacity building or external partnerships," and then "formalize these strategic partnerships through performance contracts that clearly lay out expectations, autonomies, and supports for partners." So, figure out what test  prep you need and hire  some companies to provide it. Saenz is more managerial-- the CIO handles "change management" with various projects and communications with "internal and external partners," plus knowing how all the parts of a school district works. So, pretty much a superintendent.

Roen notes that there is still "not one prototype for the role" which is charming but really, what other job could get away with that. Certainly nobody's response to "We need more evaluation and accountability for teachers" is not "Well, there really isn't one prototype for the role." Roen believes innovation "can help create new solutions and more equitable systems, and use a more focused process to surface innovation needs." So, figuring out what  problems ned to be solved and solving them-- is that really innovation, or just basic management?

Saenz gets to describe a typical week, and it's mostly meetings, but wow, what meetings. His typical week is "centered around meeting with a wide range of stakeholders to help foster collaborative decision-making as we address gaps in our district." He facilitates the work of the Office of Innovation, including the Innovation Action Team, a "cross-functioning team" with  all sorts of key officials (including the "human capital office.")

Saenz also talks about the supports in place, like a "district culture" that enables CIOs "to push the limits of their district's capacity and form new schemas for how we manage our schools." He also lapses into plain English long enough to say that a lot  of this is about charter school authorizing. Which for some of you will come as no surprise at all, because "innovation" these days is a euphemism for "privatization."

Which brings us to the last question in the interview-- why would a superintendent want a CIO. The argle bargle answer is that they are too busy with the daily problems and putting out fres that they lose the big picture. In other words, reformsters have found that getting their agenda fulfilled sometimes takes a back seat to actually running the district, so if the district could have someone working on privatizing full time, that would be a big help. Or, if you prefer, someone "who who is solely focused on the big picture, who shepherds forward an annual cycle of proactive evaluation and planning, and wakes up and goes to sleep every day thinking about the range of options and quality in the district."

All of this noise is generated in service to two obscure two things: 1) nobody pushing this stuff can offer  a specific, concrete explanation of what it is and 2) it's about  privatizing and profiteering.

It also reminds us of a point that is perhaps not made often enough (my hat is tipped here to Andrea Gabor, who addresses this really well in her book After the Education Wars) -- that we have a problem not just with reformsters who want to use business methods to manage education, but with reformnsters who want to use lousy business methods to manage education.

For teachers, the important point is to believe your own eyes and ears. You know language, and you know baloney when you see it. When it looks like someone is trying to fake you out with a bunch of baloney, they probably are. In this case, they definitely are. If you think you can see the emperor's bare ass, it's because you can. Do not be intimidated by what a friend of mine use to call Big Wig Lingo.

And for the people pushing this stuff. Take a step back, really looking at what you're saying, and ask yourself if anyone should take this kind of billowy jargon seriously (spoiler alert: the answer is no). If you really have something to say, you'll do better in plain English.








          

Flint residents express anger, distrust on water source decision at town hall meeting

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Despite heavy storms Thursday night, about 150 people showed up for a town hall meeting in Flint, after city leaders announced that Flint will continue to get its drinking water from Detroit - instead of from a new pipeline called the KWA. Some people at the town hall told the mayor and other officials they don't trust them to do the right thing. After being warned, several people were arrested for shouting, booing, and using foul and abusive language. Others lined up at the microphones to ask for more information about how the decision was reached. Resident Chris Delroney said, "I think everyone in this room agrees that water rates are too high in the city of Flint," to loud applause. Many Flint residents pay $150 a month for water that they must filter to remove lead. Flint's drinking water was contaminated with lead after the city began using Flint River water, as a cost-saving measure while the city was under state emergency management. The city planned to eventually get its
          

Michigan paying defense bills for 2 charged in Flint crisis

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LANSING – Michigan is paying criminal defense bills for two state employees charged amid Flint's crisis with lead-tainted water. The state Department of Environmental Quality is paying fees for Stephen Busch and Mike Prysby, who are charged with evidence tampering, misconduct in office and safe drinking water violations. The Detroit Free Press reports Michigan must provide or pay for defense for state employees sued in connection with their jobs, but not those facing criminal charges. Prysby, a former DEQ district engineer, and Busch, a supervisor in the DEQ's drinking water office, were charged in April. The DEQ says fees currently are capped at $50,000 each. Separately, The Flint Journal reports Flint says in response to some lawsuits it was acting as an "arm of the state" during decisions leading to the crisis.
          

Email says shift to Flint River made too quickly

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FLINT, Mich . - A newly released email shows that shortly before Flint began drawing its drinking water from the Flint River, an official with the city water plant feared things were moving too quickly. Mike Glasgow was laboratory and water quality supervisor on April 17, 2014, when he sent a message to officials with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality. Glasgow said people above him were planning to distribute water "ASAP." But he said he still needed time to train more staffers and update monitoring plans. He wrote that if water was distributed from the plant within the next couple of weeks, it would be against his direction. But he said his superiors "seem to have their own agenda." Eight days later, Flint stopped using water supplied by Detroit and began tapping the Flint River. The water was not treated with anti-corrosive chemicals and some eventually became polluted with lead from aging pipes. Glasgow's email was among about 20,000 released by the governor's office
          

Detroit Youth Choir Appearing on "The Kelly Clarkson Show" on Tuesday

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Marcus Ericsson ficha por Ganassi como tercer piloto

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En una de las noticias más sorprendentes de una pretemporada que se antoja muy interesante a nivel de cambios, uno de los equipos más poderosos de la parrilla de IndyCar expandirá su alineación de cara a 2020. Dos temporadas después de haber reducido su formación de cuatro a dos pilotos, Chip Ganassi Racing ha confirmado este martes la incorporación de Marcus Ericsson como tercer piloto, acompañando a su compatriota Felix Rosenqvist, novato del año, y al pentacampeón Scott Dixon.

Durante estos últimos meses, era un secreto a voces la intención de Ganassi de recuperar un tercer coche tras el fin de su programa en el Mundial de Resistencia con los Ford GT, pero la de Ericsson es toda una elección inesperada. El piloto sueco, que cumpió recientemente 29 años, se incorporó la pasada temporada al campeonato como segundo piloto de Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports tras cinco temporadas en el Mundial de Fórmula 1 y, aunque fue el menos destacado de una extraordinaria generación de novatos, dejó buenos destellos durante un año de transición complicado.

Su posición en el campeonato, la 17ª, fue la misma que ocupó en su último año en Fórmula 1, aunque con el atenuante de haberse perdido una carrera al tener que servir de posible sustituto de Kimi Räikkönen en Bélgica. Su segundo puesto en Detroit fue el punto álgido de un año en el que solo logró tres top 10 con Schmidt, perdiendo numerosas opciones por problemas mecánicos o incidentes varios, destacando una rápida y veloz adaptación a los óvalos en comparación con un Rosenqvist que todavía no ha llegado a sentirse cómodo en ellos. 

La próxima transformación de Schmidt en McLaren SP tras la unión con el equipo británico había puesto su futuro en duda, y Carlin se presuponía como el destino más lógico. En cambio, Ericsson pilotará el próximo año el coche número 8 de Ganassi, ocupado por última vez por otro ex-Fórmula 1, Max Chilton, entre 2016 y 2017, sumando ocho top 10 en dos temporadas. Por el momento, se desconoce cuales serán los patrocinios que luzcan en su coche, toda vez que sus sponsors personales (un conglomerado de empresas suecas) nunca han tenido gran presencia visual en su trayectoria profesional.

"Estoy muy agradecido y orgulloso de tener la oportunidad de pilotar para Ganassi. Competir para uno de los mejores y más exitosos equipos en el mundo de las carreras es un sueño hecho realidad", ha asegurado Ericsson. "Es un equipo de ganadores, y su historia habla por sí sola. Agradezco que confíen en mí, y haré todo lo posible para que 2020 sea otro año exitoso para el equipo. Estoy encantado de poder trabajar con dos de los mejores pilotos de la categoría, y espero poder poner en práctica todo lo aprendido en mi segundo año".

Con esta incorporación, Ganassi adquiere un carácter más sueco que nunca: tanto Dixon como Rosenqvist han sido gestionados a lo largo de su carrera por Stefan Johansson, ex piloto de Fórmula 1 e IndyCar, y lo mismo ocurre en el caso de Ericsson con Kenny Bräck, campeón de la categoría y ganador de una Indy 500. Esta podría no ser la última novedad invernal procedente de Ganassi, ya que el equipo trabaja en la posibilidad de añadir un cuarto coche a tiempo parcial para Oliver Askew, campeón de Indy Lights, quien ya probó con el equipo este verano, y cuyo premio monetario le permitirá disputar la Indy 500 y otras tres carreras.

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Red Wings Place Four On Injured Reserve

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The Detroit Red Wings will undergo a massive roster overhaul before their next game, which is just their third of the season. Ansar Khan of MLive.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/124887&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com was the first to report that Detroit has placed four players on injured reserve and recalled four others to replace them. Forwards Andreas Athanasiou and Frans Nielsen and defensemen…
          

Vancouver Canucks Trade Alex Biega

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After he failed to make the team and was sent to the minor leagues, Alex Biega is now on his way to a new team. The Vancouver Canucks have traded the veteran defenseman to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for David Pope. Biega cleared waivers earlier this month and can be assigned directly to…
          

I drove a $56,000 Toyota Supra to see if the reimagined legend lives up to its reputation — here's the verdict

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  • The long-awaited, fifth-generation Toyota GR Supra went on sale in 2019 for the 2020 model year.
  • The Supra comes from an iconic line of cars that dates back to the late 1970s. The new model was controversial because it shares many components — including its engine and transmission — with BMW and is made in Austria.
  • I tested a $56,220 Supra that was nicely equipped and had a juicy 335-horsepower inline-six-cylinder engine under the hood.
  • I had also sampled the Supra's mechanical sibling, the BMW Z4, earlier this year.
  • I've never been a Supra fanatic, but the new car is a compelling combination of value and performance.
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The Toyota Supra is just one of those cars. And I'm not simply talking about the now-iconic MK IV Supra, the fourth-generation two-door that, in flamboyant orange, was piloted by Paul Walker in the first "Fast and Furious" movie. No, I'm going all the way back to my own youth, when the MK I Supra, rolled out in 1979 as a snazzier Celica, hit the road.

Over the decades, Supra became a moniker associated with affordable performance and Japanese reliability. But then, in the late 1990s, Toyota dropped the Supra for the US market, discontinuing the nameplate entirely in 2002.

Seventeen years later, an all-new (and long-rumored) Supra reboot hit the floor of the Detroit auto show. There had been teasing concepts for 10 years, and when the revamped Supra was unveiled, the reaction was ... well, rather tepid. We waited all this time for that? Making matters worse, the new Supra would be a cousin to a mechanically similar BMW Z4, with both cars built by contract manufacturer Magna in Austria.

The letdown vanished, however, once folks started driving the Supra. Early reviews were gushing. OK, sure, the innards of the car were suspiciously Bavarian-looking. But all was forgiven once you strapped in and started driving.

I personally had never been a major-league Supra fan, but my curiosity was piqued. And I had driven the new Z4 in early 2019 and come away impressed. That car was a drop-top roadster with a four-cylinder engine, and despite the addition of some BMW M-Sport performance goodies, it didn't carry as much oomph under the hood as the six-cylinder Supra (both engines are BMW-made). 

So I was ready to see if the Supra could do something interesting with the extra power and remain what it had always been: a bang-for-the-buck European sports-car rival.

Read on to see how it went:

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The 2020 GR Toyota Supra arrived in a "Renaissance Red" paint job and with an as-tested price of $56,220, a bit of a premium over the $49,990 base model.



The past spring, I'd sampled a 2019 BMW Z4 sDrive30i, a roadster version of the Supra coupé, built on the same assembly line as the Toyota.

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The Supra was a hardtop two-door ...



... While the BMW went topless but ...



... one could be forgiven for noticing quite a few similarities between the two rides.



The old MK IV Supra became a Hollywood legend thanks to the 'Fast and Furious' movies.



But the car had officially been out of production since 2002. At the 2019 Detroit auto show, Toyota revealed the rebooted Supra — but the initial reaction was subdued.



Then reviewers started to drive the new Supra and were enthusing. So I started to look forward to some early-autumn seat time.



The Supra is a sharp set of wheels. You might call it flashy, and part of the early negative reaction was the result of the design being sort of haphazard and not entirely worth the long wait.



The pre-Supra concepts boasted crisper lines and a more adventurous attitude, while the production car seems to be angling for .. well, let's just say a younger buyer.



Those potential younger buyers went nuts for the Supra while I was driving it around. The reaction was uniformly thrilled. So I'm not going to complain.



I guess what I dislike is the foldy-swoopy-curvy mashup. That said, designer Nobuo Nakamura clearly executed an overall vision with the Supra. Those are eight-lens auto-leveling LED headlights, by the way.



The car does catch the eye from all angles. Note the integrated spoiler. The MK IV had a rather dashing (Obnoxious?) wing. For me, ditching that feature was no major loss.



The hood creates a compelling illusion of length, giving the Supra a GT car's vibe even though it lacks a back seat. My tester's 19-inch forged allow wheels concealed vented-disc Brembo brakes, with red calipers.



I didn't like it at first, but the bulging curves over the rear wheels grew on me. My mind drifted to the Ferrari 330 Le Mans racer of the 1960s.



Another oddball touch that somehow works: a furrow through the roof.,



So what does the "GR" in the full Supra name mean? It stands for "Gazoo Racing" — the rubric under which Toyota motorsports operates.



Gotta love that old-school Supra script!



I don't much love the fake plastic side vents on the hood ...



... Or this additional strip of plastic fakery on the doors.



Cargo capacity for this Supra is, unsurprisingly, not great.



There's less that 10 cubic-feet under the hatch.



Enough space for two overnight bags. I was also able to fit an electric guitar in there. Forget about a set of golf clubs, however.



Don't get excited about some extra space for an interior compartment. My wife and I struggled to stow a MacBook Air.



Dual exhaust pipes are a clue that this car has some serious giddy-up. There's also a modest rear diffuser.



Up front, the aerodynamic tech is unobtrusive, but present. Let's just say that I didn't have to ease the Supra in and out of my driveway for fear of cracking something.



Time to slip inside.



My tester had an all-black interior that actually felt less bimmer-like than I expected — despite the presence of numerous elements that were identical to the Z4's.



I don't like BMW's fat steering wheels. So the more svelte Toyota version pleased me. The analog-digital instrument cluster was also more straightforward.



The push-button start-stop is awkwardly located behind the wheel.



The carbon-fibre is a nice touch, and there isn't too much of it. The eight-speed transmission is a BMW unit, as is the odious toggle shifter. There is, sadly, no available stick-shift. Yet.



Compared to the Z4's drive settings, the Supra's are easier to deal with. You basically have normal and sport, with some options for customization. The Supra really comes alive in sport mode.



A sport display allows you to monitor that coming-aliveness in real time.



The climate controls are exactly the same as the Z4, but they're also intuitive to use.



The infotainment system runs on an 8.6-inch touchscreen powered by BMW iDrive technology.



This system, controversial when it launched over a decade ago, has matured into an industry leader. I had no difficulty with GPS navigation, Bluetooth device pairing, connectivity, and I even found the voice-commands to work well, and the 12-speaker JBL audio system sounded great.



You don't have to use the touchscreen: the familiar iDrive puck-and-buttons controller resides exactly where any BMW owner would expect to find it.



My Supra also featured wireless charging.



I thought the BMW-derived interior would annoy me, but after a day of driving, the worlds of BMW and Toyota blissfully merged for me. I actually liked the Supra's seats a lot; they're well bolstered for serious motoring (with slots for a racing harness), but comfy for longer cruises.



Let's pop the hood and see what makes this Supra go!



The BMW-sourced, three-liter, turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine makes 335 horsepower with 365 pound-feet of torque. The rear-wheel-drive Supra laid down what I clocked as a four second-ish 0-60 mph time; in sport mode, the burbles and backfire was nicely orchestrated. Fuel economy is deeply OK: 24 mph city/31 highway/26 combined.



A nice touch under the hood ... even if what's under there is BMW.



The verdict!

Compared to the four-cylinder Z4 and it's 255-horsepower four-pot, the Supra's much beefier six makes all the difference. Personally, I thought the Z4 was a very nice automobile, but in my review I wrote that its was too much machine. I'm not saying I didn't enjoy it; I did indeed. But the four-cylinder version I sampled, even at modest displacement, was a muscle roadster. (I'll take a wimpy Miata any day, thanks very much.)

The Supra, meanwhile, is a proper, fixed-roof sports car. The best comparison I could come up with was the Subaru BRZ (or the mechanically similar Toyota 86); these are snappy two-doors with small engines and rear-wheel-drive. They're a joy to drive. The Supra, meanwhile, takes their virtues and adds power, power, power. And one feels it. This car has massive punch and ferocious composure. It's hot in a straight line, but it's a thing of beauty when slung into a corner, and the steering is just about perfect.

I thought the brakes seemed a little small for the motor's output, but in practice their moderate grab was more user-friendly that some of the more hulking setups are tested. And while the Z4's stiff chassis felt as though it might have been overcompensated for the lack of a solid roof, the Supra's equally crisp architecture somehow struck me as more forgiving. In many ways, it was sort of perfect.

For about $57,000, this could be among the best values in road-to-track cars on the market. Not for nothing, but the horsepower level was ideally matched to the car — throttling the Supra is a seamless addictive experience, almost devoid of turbo lag, and the sensation of the rear tires locking in and digging down under acceleration is the stuff of dreams.

A six-speed manual would have made the Supra more tempting, but one is supposedly in the works. The eight-speed automatic was competent, but of course it had three more gears that I wanted to use. So I found myself in auto-manual mode for most of my test time, gleefully paddle-shifting and watching the tachometer dance. Third and fourth gears in this car are dazzling. The bottom line is that although the Supra and the Z4 are made at the same factory, they're miles apart — and at $10,000 less, the Supra is the superior machine both in terms of price and performance.

Was it worth the wait? Good question. I wasn't waiting. But my time with the Supra left me craving more, and it continued a theme in my life of truly digging Japanese sports cars. Even if this one speaks with a slight Austrian accent.




          

GM strike could point to declining power of unions due to corruption, other factors - Fox Business

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  1. GM strike could point to declining power of unions due to corruption, other factors  Fox Business
  2. UAW strike estimated to hit 100,000 other workers laid off or losing pay  Detroit Free Press
  3. GM strike impacts 150,000 auto industry workers: consulting firm  Yahoo Finance
  4. Make GM Government Motors Again  Jacobin magazine
  5. UAW's strike against GM sidelines 12,000 auto supplier workers, says trade group  CNBC
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Blues legends Buddy Guy and Jimmie Vaughan head to Flint's Capitol Theatre

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Co-headlining tours have been having a major moment. This year saw the likes of Nas and Mary J. Blige and a partnership between Blink-182 and Lil Wayne, and next year Detroit will see the trifecta of “I forgot they existed” when Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer comes to town.…

          

Commercial Cannabis Conference & Expo to connect marijuana businesses at Detroit's TCF Center

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As Michigan continues to establish the marijuana industry in the state, the Commercial Cannabis Conference & Expo will be held to help business owners navigate the changing landscape. The theme of the event this year is “We Are the Future,” nodding to the fact that Michigan is building up the recreational marijuana market in the state, as well as starting up a hemp market and increasing the scope of the medical marijuana industry.…
          

Historic building to be demolished in downtown Detroit for a whopping 12 parking spaces

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The original headquarters of the now-defunct Detroit Saturday Night newspaper is set to be demolished to make way for 12 parking spaces.

Developer Emmett Moten says he needs additional parking spaces to sell more luxury condos at the adjacent Fort Shelby in downtown Detroit.…
          

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This week’s Madden simulation features a bounce back performance by Patrick Mahomes, who struggled last week against the Detroit Lions. The Kansas City Chiefs host the Indianapolis Colts at home in Week 5 for what should be a Sunday night thriller—or blowout, according to this Madden 20 simulation. Each week, we ask the great Madden […]

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Colts vs. Chiefs predictions: Kansas City expected to win in primetime

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Despite the scare the Kansas City Chiefs faced against the Detroit Lions last week, our writers predict a win against the Indianapolis Colts. Last week, our writers were extremely optimistic on the Kansas City Chiefs‘ chances at beating the Detroit Lions. After the Chiefs narrowly escaped a scare, our optimism has not diminished, as every writer predicts […]

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Democrats’ Health Care Plan Would ‘Totally Obliterate Medicare,’ Trump Says

Charles McLaughlin, a 71-year-old Marine veteran of the Vietnam War, recalls how useful Medicare and Medicare Advantage were when he was fighting another battle, this one with cancer.

“I know a lot about Medicare and the supplement. I used it for breathing tubes, feeding tubes, stitches, staples, MRIs, CAT scans, blood tests, hydration shots, chemo treatments, radiation treatments,” the Lighthouse Point, Florida, resident said during a rally with President Donald Trump on Thursday in The Villages, Florida, a retirement community near Orlando.

Trump invited him to the stage to speak at an event that culminated in the president signing an executive order to strengthen Medicare and Medicare Advantage, the health care program for people 65 and older, at a time when many Democrats support a “Medicare for All” plan to expand the program to everyone.

“I also want to say: My family, financially, would have been destroyed without Medicare,” the retired Marine said, adding:

The politicians on the left are pushing Medicare for All. I say, the result would be no Medicare at all. It will collapse under the load of the system. It will overload it. The lines would be incredible.

Who knows, I probably wouldn’t be here. There’s no such thing as “free,” period.

Trump said, “They like you.” McLaughlin answered, “What’s not to like?”

Declaring Medicare “under siege,” Trump signed an executive order after an hourlong speech.

“We are making your Medicare even better, and we are not letting anyone take it away from you,” Trump said. “These people on the other side are totally crazy. They want to take it away and give you lousy health care.”

He added: “Medicare is under threat like never before.”  “Almost every major Democrat in Washington has backed a massive government health care takeover that would totally obliterate Medicare,” the president said. 

The executive order aims to model traditional Medicare’s fee-for-service program in line with the payments for Medicare Advantage. Under traditional Medicare, the government pays for medical care. Private companies offer Medicare Advantage plans, which the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approves. About 24 million people, or more than one-third of Medicare recipients, have Medicare Advantage plans.

The Medicare for All proposal would do away with Medicare Advantage plans by eliminating private health care plans.

Trump also invited Socorra “Corey” Spangler, of Summerfield, Florida, to speak. She noted her family came from Mexico to the United States legally when she was 5-years-old. At age 65, she began having heart problems.

“I went to the doctor. They scheduled me with a cardiologist. He scheduled me for a stress test. I failed that test. So, he scheduled me for a heart test the next day. I failed that,” Spangler recalled, adding:

The following Monday, I was in surgery with my five bypasses, and I went home the following Friday. This would never happen with Medicare for All.

I love my Medicare Advantage plan because I can choose the doctor when I need it and get the care I need in a [quick] manner. It wouldn’t happen with Medicare for All.

Thank you, Mr. President, for saving my health care.

Over the past two years of his presidency, Trump said, 1,200 more Medicare Advantage plans have been created. He added that premiums have plummeted by 28% and are at their lowest level in more than a decade.

That’s in sharp contrast to the average of 54% rise in premiums for Obamacare plans since 2014, said Robert Moffit, a senior fellow at The Heritage Foundation. 

“The president wants to build on the success they have had managing Medicare Advantage,” Moffit told The Daily Signal. “They have used the administrative authority to increase the plans for chronically ill people, such as people with congestive heart failure or diabetes.”

The executive order also further promotes using medical telehealth services to be delivered by telephone or online. That would, in theory, reduce expensive emergency room visits for minor or easily treatable ailments.

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Rashida Tlaib Comes Out for Jim Crow-Style Laws, Arrests of Her Political Foes

Typical Muslim authoritarianism

Wait long enough, and everything comes around again. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), one of the wokest womyn in the world, has this week blazed bold new trails by calling for the revival of not one, but two tried-and-true practices that have inexplicably fallen into neglect in American politics: Jim Crow segregation laws and the arrest of one’s political opponents.

This brave leader said in a Detroit speech that if Trump Cabinet members failed to comply with congressional subpoenas, “they’re trying to figure out, no joke, is it the D.C. police that goes and gets them? We don’t know. Where do we hold them?” Tlaib added: “This is the first time we've ever had a situation like this,” and that consequently, she and other Democrat leaders were “trying to tread carefully” into this “uncharted territory.” She volunteered her own district for this noble undertaking: “I will tell them they can hold all those people right here in Detroit.”

Oh, but this territory is amply charted. Tlaib’s vision for America’s future apparently looks a great deal like the past – and present – of authoritarian regimes the world over. The new diverse, inclusive America of Tlaib and her colleagues apparently includes the 2 a.m. pounding on the door and the hustling of a bewildered, pajama-clad conservative by jackbooted stormtroopers into a waiting police van. Then they get hustled off to Detroit, the name of which will take on an air of menace and foreboding, like “Treblinka” and “Kolyma.” And why not? We already have telescreens all over airports and other public spaces pumping CNN propaganda into an unwitting populace 24/7 now; arrests and, presumably, camps for dissenters is the logical next step. After all, that’s what happened in Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, and still happens in North Korea and Communist China. The wise Tlaib knows that our future is their past.

Nor is that all. Tlaib Tuesday toured Detroit’s Public Safety Headquarters and told Detroit police Chief James Craig that facial recognition analysts “need to be African Americans, not people that are not. I think non-African Americans think African Americans all look the same.”

That meant, of course, that Tlaib herself, since she is not African American, thinks all African Americans look the same, but she can be forgiven for being so overwhelmed by her passion for justice that she got a bit confused. Here again, the visionary Tlaib knows that William Faulkner, despite being a white male Southerner and hence obviously racist and manifestly evil, was actually right when he said, “The past isn’t dead. It is not even past.” The old Jim Crow laws of the South in Faulkner’s time are Tlaib’s new vision for America: if she gets her way, you won’t be judged by the content of your character, but by the color of your skin.

This is already happening, of course. Back in the old South, some light-skinned blacks tried to pass for white in an attempt to avoid the discrimination, harassment, and ostracism that came to blacks all too often in those days. Nowadays, our society is so post-racial that it’s racial again: Elizabeth Warren, as white a white person as you’ll ever find, for years passed as Native American for social approval and career advancement. She was even hailed as the first “woman of color” on Harvard’s faculty. What color? A light peach, apparently.

Warren is just a more sophisticated version of Rachel Dolezal, the former NAACP official who famously turned out not to be a person of color at all, and Shaun King, aka Talcum X, who strenuously insists that he isn’t white despite photographic evidence of his being a light-haired white child before he was woke. Muslim “feminist” activist Linda Sarsour is also passing: in a Vox video published in January 2017, she revealed: “When I wasn’t wearing hijab I was just some ordinary white girl from New York City.” But in an April 2017 interview, Sarsour referred to “people of color like me.” All it took was a hijab to enable Sarsour to change races. Maybe Warren should try that.

Warren, Dolezal, King, and Sarsour are the vanguard of the society Tlaib envisions, one in which being white carries so much of a social stigma that it results in job discrimination and more, and those who are clever and audacious enough to pull it off avoid this opprobrium by passing as being a “person of color.” Meanwhile, those who dare to disagree with Tlaib’s political agenda will find themselves arrested and incarcerated in Detroit, where all-black facial recognition teams will map their every move. Meet the future: it’s the same as the past.

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Sen. Rand Paul: Experience is the best teacher -- But that's not how I want my kids to learn about socialism

What is it about socialism that casts such a spell that people refuse to acknowledge history? Time and time again socialism leads to the impoverishment of nations. Perhaps it is the allure of equality or fairness. Surveys in America alarmingly show about half of today’s youth have a favorable opinion of socialism.

When I was researching my forthcoming book, “The Case Against Socialism,” I was horrified to discover a Gallup poll finding that only 45 percent of young American adults (age 18–29) have a positive view of capitalism, while 51 percent of this same group see socialism positively. These surveys link approval of socialism to a corresponding desire among young Americans to live in a “fair” world. Blasi and Kruse of Rutgers University write that “today’s youth reject capitalism; what they really want is fairness.”

They cite a “2016 Harvard University survey that found that 51 percent of American youth age 18 to 29 no longer support capitalism,” and another 2015 poll by “conservative-leaning Reason-Rupe, [which] found that young adults age 18 to 24 have a slightly more favorable view of socialism than capitalism.”

When asked to explain their answers in the Harvard Study, participants in a focus group reported feeling that “capitalism was unfair and left people out despite their hard work.”

The mantra of fairness is one that is inculcated from a young age. The assumption is that in order for one person to become rich someone else must suffer. Leftists preach that the economy is a zero-sum game where the rich enrich themselves on the backs of the poor, a claim that is revealed to be false when you examine the facts.

The mantra of fairness is one that is inculcated from a young age. The assumption is that in order for one person to become rich someone else must suffer. Leftists preach that the economy is a zero-sum game where the rich enrich themselves on the backs of the poor, a claim that is revealed to be false when you examine the facts.

The great industrialists of the nineteenth century are often tagged as robber barons. Yet as Andrew Carnegie’s wealth grew so did the economy. According to Our World in Data, a group of researchers based at the University of Oxford, poverty declined from over 90 percent of people living in extreme poverty worldwide in 1820 to around 75 percent of people living in extreme poverty in 1910. By the time the industrial revolution was in full swing, wages were rising and the standard of living known previously only to kings was becoming far more accessible.

From the time of Carnegie’s death in 1919 until the present, the number of people living in extreme poverty declined to less than 10 percent.11 As much of the world embraced capitalism in the twentieth century, childhood mortality plummeted from nearly a third of children dying before the age of five to less than 1 percent in wealthy countries and 4.3 percent worldwide.

And still, American youth mistakenly are attracted to socialism.

We must be teaching history in all the wrong ways.

Blasi and Kruse warn us that “the share of the overall population that questions capitalism’s core precepts is around the highest in at least 80 years of polling on the topic.” Gallup, in a 2016 poll, records 55 percent of millennials as favoring socialism. Yet, when millennials say they are for socialism, do they have any idea what socialism is in a historical sense? How many of them are even aware of the famines under Stalin, Mao, and Pol Pot? Reason Foundation asked millennials to define socialism and discovered that only 16 percent could identify socialism as government ownership of the means of production.

The only good news about these surveys of young people is that they were overwhelmingly canceled out by the views of older people.

A study published in sciencemag.org#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/133502&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com concluded that although “children start off like Karl Marx, . . . they eventually become more like a member of the International Olympic Committee. The study ‘finds that children’s views on fairness change from egalitarian to merit-based as they grow older.’

The question is—will this next generation follow the path of previous generations? Will today’s youth, when they leave their parents’ basements and begin to earn a living, discover that their success depends on their merit and hard work, or will they succumb like Venezuela to the allure of something for nothing?

The future of our nation depends on the answer.

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The desperate idiocy of the modern Left

This is from a few years back but is well worth recalling

Recovering Leftie, Ron Rosenbaum, is appalled at the words of a Leftist film-reviewer:

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"Still, if "Road to Perdition" ultimately fails as entertainment, it offers rich material for allegory. Maybe it was because I attended a screening on Sept. 11, but I couldn't help seeing Hanks as an American everyman, a pure-hearted killer who will commit no end of mayhem to ensure a better life for his children. Imagine Willie Loman with a tommy gun, and you'll see what I mean. 'You dirty rats! Attention must be paid.'"

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But of course! What a BRILLIANT point he's making in the course of preening his anti-Americanism before his audience of U.K. intellectuals. What does Sept. 11 remind him of? The way AMERICANS are killers. Sept. 11 becomes, in his lovely leap of logic, really about Americans being pure-hearted killers capable of "no end of mayhem," infinite evil deeds. Doesn't EVERYBODY think that way? (Everybody in his little circle, I imagine). Sept. 11 reminds them that Americans are first and foremost murderers, so let's not spend a moment acknowledging that little matter of Sept. 11 being a day on which 3,000 AMERICANS were murdered by the "pure-hearted killers" of Al Qaeda. Who, when not committing mass murder, stone women as punishment, torture gays, crush free thought by executing dissidents. No, THEY get a pass (and the 3,000 become non-persons). Because they hate America.

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IN BRIEF

FACEBOOK LEGAL BLOW: "Facebook on Wednesday was dealt a major blow in the EU's top court, which ruled that national courts in Europe can order online platforms to remove defamatory content worldwide." (Agence France-Presse)

MIGRANT TSUNAMI: More than 500,000 Central Americans illegally enter Mexico in first half of 2019 on their way to the U.S. (The Daily Caller)

FRANCE JIHAD: Paris knife attacker who killed four law-enforcement colleagues converted to Islam 18 months ago (National Review)

NARRATIVE BUSTER: North Carolina energy company finds solar power actually increases pollution (The Federalist)

VEGAS SETTLEMENT: Las Vegas massacre shooting victims, family members to get up to $800 million to settle lawsuits (Fox News)

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Packers Rule at Home of Cowboys Again in 34-24 Win

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Aaron Rodgers looked quite comfortable at the home of the Dallas Cowboys — again.

Green Bay's star quarterback kept his team moving to a big early lead with more dazzling plays at AT&T Stadium, Aaron Jones scored a career-high four touchdowns and the Packers bounced back from their first loss by hanging on for a 34-24 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday.

Rodgers zipped a sidearm throw to Robert Tonyan to fix one broken play, flipped a left-hander to Tra Carson to rescue another, and helped Green Bay improve to 5-0 inside the retractable-roof stadium where the two-time MVP's first win was the 2011 Super Bowl.

The first three Green Bay wins over the Cowboys at their 10-year-old stadium were all dramatic, highlighted by Rodgers' improbable 35-yard completion to Jared Cook to set up a winning field goal on the final play of a 34-31 divisional-round playoff win three years ago.

Not quite the same drama this time after the Packers (4-1) built a 31-3 lead, although Dak Prescott (463 yards passing) and Amari Cooper (226 yards receiving) set career highs trying to keep things interesting in the fourth quarter.

The last hope for Dallas ended with 1:41 left when Brett Maher missed his second field goal — a 33-yarder that would have given the Cowboys a shot at an onside kick down seven.

Missing his biggest threat in Davante Adams because of a toe injury, Rodgers threw for 238 yards without an interception — to the delight of a large contingent of Green Bay fans that pulled off several "Go Pack Go" chants without much resistance from the home crowd.

Prescott, on the other hand, matched a career high with three interceptions, although the first was a drop by Cooper on what should have been a big play early.

The Cowboys (3-2) lost their second straight game after winning their first three, just as the Packers had done. Green Bay took sole possession of first in the NFC North, while Dallas dropped into a tie for the NFC East lead with Philadelphia.

Jones had a career-high 182 scrimmage yards — 107 rushing and 75 receiving — and opened the scoring with an 18-yard run after being held to 19 and 21 yards rushing the previous two weeks.

On a punctuating touchdown for a 24-0 lead early in the second half, Jones waved "bye-bye" to cornerback Byron Jones while beating him to the pylon on a 5-yard run. The fourth TD was a 1-yard plunge.

Cooper had a 53-yard touchdown among his 11 catches and Michael Gallup had 113 yards receiving with a 40-yard score. Prescott, who had never lost when throwing for more than 275 yards, was 27 of 44.

EMPHATIC CHALLENGE

Cowboys coach Jason Garrett was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct when he slammed the challenge flag in front of side judge Scott Edwards after Edwards ruled Cooper out of bounds when the receiver got both feet in on a catch. The call was reversed on replay, but the Cowboys started first-and-25 because of the penalty. Elliott, who had 62 yards rushing, caught a 26-yard pass on the next play.

INJURIES

Green Bay center Corey Linsley didn't return after leaving in the first half to be evaluated for a concussion. Packers safety Darnell Savage left with an ankle injury and didn't return. Cowboys right tackle La'el Collins, who played after being listed as questionable with a back issue, was taken out with an ankle injury in the second half.

UP NEXT

Packers: Detroit at home next Monday.

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Ellis, Forsberg Help Rally Predators Past Wild 5-2

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Ryan Ellis and Filip Forsberg each had a goal and an assist and the Nashville Predators rallied with four goals in the final period and beat the Minnesota Wild 5-2 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams.

Mikael Granlund, Austin Watson and Viktor Arvidsson also scored goals for the defending Central Division champion Predators.

Matt Duchene, who signed a seven-year, $56 million deal with Nashville as a free agent, picked three assists.

Jason Zucker and Matt Dumba scored for Minnesota.

Nashville trailed 2-1 entering the final period before Granlund and Watson scored at 27 seconds and 1:56, respectively, to put the Predators ahead for good. Granlund tipped home a slap shot by Roman Josi and Watson tipped in a shot by Ellis.

Ellis scored the game’s first goal at 3:37 of the second period.

As Ellis skated down from the right point, Filip Forsberg sent a pass his way. The puck deflected off of Ellis’ skate and trickled by Minnesota goaltender Devan Dubnyk.

Dubnyk finished with 27 saves.

Earlier in the second, Dubnyk robbed former Wild teammate Granlund with an impressive glove save. Moving right to left, Dubnyk made a sweeping glove stop on Granlund’s one-timer from the right faceoff dot.

Nashville had an apparent power-play goal waived off after a video review determined Granlund made contact with the puck with a high stick.

Minnesota took the lead with two goals in a 43-second span in the second.

Zucker struck first at 16:04 on the power play.

Former Predator Brad Hunt’s slap shot from the right point was deflected by Nashville’s Nick Bonino and then glanced off of Zucker’s jersey and past Nashville goaltender Pekka Rinne high to the stick side.

Dumba pounced on a rebound and blasted it by Rinne at 16:47.

Rinne finished with 22 saves.

Shortly after Watson put Nashville up 3-2 early in the third, Rinne made a pair of stellar saves on Zucker 30 seconds apart. The Finn denied Zucker on a breakaway at 4:45 and then gloved a backhand from in close 30 seconds later.

Arvidsson scored his first of the season at 7:32 of the third. The Swede set a Nashville franchise record with 34 goals last season.

Forsberg added an empty-net goal late in the third to account for the final margin.

NOTES: Country music superstar Keith Urban performed for the crowd during the first intermission. Urban’s wife, actress Nicole Kidman, also attended the game. ... Nashville C Craig Smith recorded an assist in the game, his 300th career NHL point. ... Dumba missed Minnesota’s last 50 games last season due to a torn pectoralis muscle.

UP NEXT:

Wild: Visit the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday.

Predators: Host the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday.


          

GM workers strike: Employees have been on strike for nearly 4 weeks - Vox.com

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  1. GM workers strike: Employees have been on strike for nearly 4 weeks  Vox.com#utm_source=googlier.com/page/2019_10_08/138061&utm_campaign=link&utm_term=googlier&utm_content=googlier.com
  2. GM strike could point to declining power of unions due to corruption, other factors  Fox Business
  3. UAW strike estimated to hit 100,000 other workers laid off or losing pay  Detroit Free Press
  4. Make GM Government Motors Again  Jacobin magazine
  5. GM strike: Suppliers say as many as 12,000 employees temporarily laid off  Fox Business
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Huelga en General Motors: la empresa pierde 90 millones de dólares al día y no hay final a la vista

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Huelga en General Motors: la empresa pierde 90 millones de dólares al día y no hay final a la vista

General Motors afronta la cuarta semana de huelga de los trabajadores que luchan, bajo el paraguas del sindicato United Auto Workers (UAW), por mejoras laborales. Las cosas no parecen ir a mejor y el último email que ha remitido el vicepresidente de la UAW a General Motors refleja la evidente falta de acuerdo entre las dos partes.

Mientras tanto, los analistas calculan que este parón masivo ya le cuesta al gigante de Detroit 90 millones de dólares al día, y desde que empezó estiman que General Motors ha perdido 660 millones de dólares. Y va a peor.

Un acuerdo que está lejos de materializarse

General Motors ya ha despedido a 4.300 empleados para cuadrar sus cuentas

El 6 de octubre, el vicepresidente de la UAW, Terry Dittes, hizo público el mail que envió al vicepresidente de relaciones laborales de General Motors, que aparentemente ha ignorado el último paquete de propuestas del sindicato:

"El sábado 5 de octubre de 2019, la UAW presentó un extenso paquete de propuestas a las 5:35 p.m. para alcanzar un acuerdo provisional [...] Durante su respuesta a nuestra propuesta entregada a las 9:05 am de hoy, domingo 6 de octubre de 2019, ni siquiera tuvo la cortesía profesional de explicar por qué no pudo aceptar o por qué la rechazó. Esperamos que la Compañía responda y discuta la propuesta del paquete que presentamos ayer. La ley y la decencia básica no requieren menos".

General Motors por su parte ha dicho en un comunicado que está comprometido con discusiones las 24 horas del día para llegar a una solución, pero ha declinado hacer comentarios sobre cómo la huelga podría afectarle financieramente.

Desde que la CEO de General Motors, Mary Barra, anunciara un cambio hacia los coches eléctricos y autónomos -además de un proceso de reestructuración que ha costado miles de empleos- los trabajadores están preocupados por su futuro.

"Todavía estamos muy lejos de los vehículos eléctricos y los vehículos autónomos. Los coches del futuro no requieren tantas piezas y se necesita menos mano de obra para ensamblar", recoge Detroit Free Press de una persona cercana a las negociaciones.

La inactividad continua de plantas y equipos está perjudicando mucho al fabricante, particularmente porque las plantas no pertenecientes a la UAW en México, Canadá y otros lugares de los EEUU también se ven obligadas a detener las operaciones debido a la huelga.

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Contando con los trabajadores que se han suspendido de empleo en Canadá, México y Ohio, General Motors ya ha despedido casi a 10.000 asalariados.

Por otro lado, General Motors está a un paso de obtener el bono basura de las agencias de calificación mientras su valor en bolsa sigue cayendo, y sin un acuerdo, las pérdidas de la compañía probablemente superarán los mil millones de dólares para cuando acabe esta semana.

Los trabajadores también están viendo sus ahorros esfumarse, aunque aún reciben un salario de 250 dólares a la semana, a lo que se suman alrededor de 10.000 proveedores estadounidenses que se han visto obligados a reducir sus operaciones durante la huelga.

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GM talks hit snag as union seeks products for UAW factories

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DETROIT (AP) — Talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers union hit a snag Tuesday over what the union says is a lack of commitment by GM to build new vehicles in U.S. factories.

In a letter to members, union Vice President Terry Dittes wrote that the union has told GM that it doesn't see a commitment from the company to a workforce that has helped make it billions of dollars.

"We believe that the vehicles GM sells here should be built here," Dittes wrote. "There is no job security for us when GM vehicles are made in other countries for the purpose of selling them here in the U.S.A."

GM did not immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday night.

Although both sides were still at the bargaining table, the union demand could be a major sticking point because GM produces pickup trucks and several SUVs in Canada, Mexico, China and other countries, and imports them to the U.S.

Dittes wrote that GM's alleged lack of commitment is one of the union's top priorities in talks to end the strike, but little progress has been made.

"Economic gains in this agreement will mean nothing without job security," Dittes wrote, adding that the union is fighting for a middle class way of life.

The strike by 49,000 workers, now in its 23rd day, began Sept. 16, and immediately shut down all of GM's U.S. factories. Later two factories in Canada and Mexico were forced to close due to a lack of parts.

The strike has cost the company production of 165,000 cars and trucks and has passed the point where the GM can make up lost volume, according to auto industry analysts.

That means losses are starting to mount for the company even though its dealers have enough inventory to get by for several more weeks.

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The Latest: GM talks hit snag over job security guarantees

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DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on the 23-day strike by 49,000 General Motors workers (all times local):

6:40 p.m.

Talks between General Motors and the United Auto Workers union have hit a snag over what the union says is GM's unwillingness to guarantee new products for U.S. factories.

Union Vice President Terry Dittes (DIT-ez) says in a letter to members Tuesday that a lack of commitment by GM to UAW-represented factories has weighed heavily on bargainers.

He says any pay gains will be meaningless without job security from new products. Dittes says he told the company that there is no job security when GM sells vehicles in the U.S. that are made in other countries.

The union went on strike against GM on Sept. 16, halting production at U.S. factories. Parts shortages have forced the company to close one plant each in Canada and Mexico.

GM had no immediate comment.

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4:45 p.m.

The 23-day strike by auto workers at General Motors has cost the company production of 165,000 cars and trucks and has passed the point where the GM can make up lost volume, according to auto industry analysts.

That means losses are starting to mount for the company even though its dealers have enough inventory to get by for several more weeks.

The strike by 49,000 United Auto Workers began Sept. 16.

GM made another offer Monday and talks continued Tuesday, with both sides hung up on large economic issues. The union is pushing for hourly wage increases versus lump-sum payments favored by the company, according to a person briefed on the talks. They're also haggling over pensions, faster wage increases for workers hired after 2007, and guarantees of new products for U.S. factories, said the person, who didn't want to be identified because the talks are confidential.


          

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