Michigan Lottery Losers

There are people who buy their lottery tickets and do NOT remember to actually check their tickets.

After huge expenses cajoling the poor to spend money they cannot afford, and promoting the state sanctioned games of chance, its sad they cannot spend a couple bucks to actually investigate a little further.  So here’s to you folks knowing where these locations are, and letting your friends who visit these establishments know that if they play the government’s numbers racket, they might be missing something.

Any money left in the hands of government like this is a damned shame.

Unclaimed Prizes

Draw Date Game Winning #s Prize Retailer
04/15/2014 $40,000 Tax Free Raffle Raffle Ticket No. 0334098 $40,000 Kroger #441, Dearborn Heights
04/26/2014 Fantasy 5 2-14-17-24-28 $159,835 Dearborn Amoco Service, Dearborn
07/28/2014 Fantasy 5 15-23-26-27-28 $52,500 BP Gas Station owned by EDCO Energy & Mgmt. LLC, Livonia
08/05/2014 Mega Millions 25-28-36-45-53
Mega Ball 6
$1,000,000 CVS Pharmacy #08291, Grand Rapids
10/12/2014 Fantasy 5 2-19-30-37-38 $328,843 Harrison Liquor & Wine Market, Lincoln Park
11/5/2014 Powerball 2-11-19-21-42 Powerball 34 $1,000,000 Mitch’s Party Store 70844, Wayne
11/11/2014 Fantasy 5 18-24-25-29-33 $164,809 Motor City Sports Bar 102662, Warren
11/28/2014 Fantasy 5 10-21-23-26-28 $50,000 Five Star Liquor
71579, Dearborn
12/12/2014 Fantasy 5 5-21-24-28-39 $52,500 Bay Park Marathon 20130, Holland

Surprise, Stabenow And Peters Continue To Fight For Expensive Energy

AFP: Stabenow and Peters Placed Special Interests Above Job-Creation
Keystone Pipeline Construction Will Create Thousands of Jobs and Help Meet Energy Demand

AFP-LogoLANSING – Americans for Prosperity’s Michigan State Director, Scott Hagerstrom, issued the following statement in response to Senator Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters votes today against approving Keystone XL pipeline construction.

“We are disappointed that Senators Stabenow and Peters chose to stand with special interests against the workers and families across the nation who will benefit from the Keystone pipeline. Despite State department reports showing that construction will create 42,000 jobs and have no significant environmental impact, Stabenow, Peters, and a few other Senators continue to do the bidding of their extremist ideologically-driven funders. It’s time to stop playing politics with commonsense economic opportunities and get America working again. We hope President Obama shows bipartisan leadership and quickly signs this into law, allowing construction to finally begin.”

 

STOP the 16.7% Tax Increase Michigan

Higher taxes, and the return of redistribution aided advanced by Republicans in Lansing last night.

A May 5th special election will have poor voters deciding if they will be getting more cheese. The corporate abusers will get their pie, and the rest of us in the middle will get the bill. Pandering welfare gimmicks, corporate cronyism on steroids and a blanket party for the working class. Whats not to love?

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Minutes matter here.

 Cut and pasted to distribute quickly.  Please call your rep NOW

The House is still in session. I have word from a rep. on the floor tonight that the internet tax is “likely” to pass! You need to call your legislator’s office NOW. Here is another thing you can do. Find him/her on Facebook. Many of them have an account. Send them a message. It will get to them on the House floor. Tell them not to pass another tax. That is not what Republicans do.
The lobbyists are circling like vultures. They want this internet tax! You must act.

But there is at least one thing all us, together, can do. We can ALL contact the Majority Floor Leader in the House of Representatives and ask him not to allow any of these crazy bills to reach the floor. The Floor Leader is the general who decides which bills will go to the floor for final passage and which ones won’t. He has a great deal of power.
His name is Jim Stamas. He is a pretty conservative and reasonable legislator. Please contact him tonight!
Majority Floor Leader Jim Stamas
To contact Jim Stamas, click here.
  • SB 658 & 659. These are the Senate versions of HB 4202 & 4203, “Mainstreet Fairness,” otherwise known as the internet tax. It’s bad for business and for taxpayers. Here is very good op-ed on this legislation. Here is a good analysis of the legislation.
If you have time, please contact your own state rep. Find your representative’s contact information here 

Food

We are now told by the charitable pantry agencies that our one month past fresh date is no longer acceptable.

I guess they might not want to feed the hungry masses with this soup which I consumed only minutes ago.  Brought to a boil, and served in a bowl.  Delicious.

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Yes, that date reads 2002.

HUD Actively Redistricting Through Zoning Requirements

I have written much on A-21 and the possible motives behind it.

Even the widely accepted motivations based on the Rio declaration stand up front however, as we see federal grants being used to ‘shape’ our communities. Much of the shping of course, is done through political efforts and our own money used against us.  As Robert Romano of Net Right Daily points out, political gerrymandering is being done on a subtle scale.

HUD_chart1By Robert Romano

Let’s just be blunt. If Congressional Republicans do not defund the imminent rulemaking, “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing,” by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the upcoming continuing resolution, they are utterly insane.

The rule, now delayed into December, is nothing short of a national, government-directed gerrymandering regime to redraw the zoning of every single neighborhood in the U.S. on the basis of race and income that accepts any portion of community development block grants.

In 2012, HUD dispersed about $3.8 billion of these grants to almost 1,200 municipalities.

Conditioning those grants on rezoning will generate obvious political outcomes, namely, to turn what were once Republican districts — which tend to be higher income and white not because of racism but rather economics and regional demographics — into marginal, purple districts under the guise of providing “fair housing.”

Segregation assessment tool revealed

One need look no further than HUD’s unleashing its “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Assessment Tool,” with comments due by November 24. HUD has also released template racial rezoning maps and data tables to be used in each community development block grant recipient area.

The tool’s worksheet orders the assessing bureaucrat using the maps and data to “identify neighborhoods or areas in the jurisdiction and region where racial/ethnic groups are segregated and indicate the predominant groups for each.”