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James48

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Was once a republican. long long ago, in a far, far away place. I apologize.

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Minimum Wage - to $15

So Iíd like to hear your thought on the $15 minimum wage issue.

I know lots of folks on the other side are now screaming not to do it. (Of course, those are all the ones making $15 now, saying lower people donít deserve to make $15).

But there is a good question- How fast, and how far should the wage be raised?

Iím not an advocate of going from $7.25 to $15 overnight, all at once. Iím more like going to $10 now, then $1 each January for five years. That way the economy. An digest the increases a little better.

But Iím also aware that many may want a different structure for how we get to $15.

Iím old enough to remember yearly changes in the minimum wage, seemingly tied to cost of living. That resulted in some higher inflation too, in the 70ís. Thatís got to be kept in check too. But todayís almost zero inflation is bad fir us as well. So how do we roll out a wage increase, so that it is the right balance?

Iím eager to hear your thoughts.

FBI: Wixom Man Assaulted Capitol Cops During Insurrection Attempt

Source: WHMI

A Wixom man is facing charges for allegedly assaulting police officers and others with a hockey stick during the riots at the U.S. Capitol.

29-year-old Michael Joseph Foy of Wixom is charged with five federal crimes in U.S. District Court in Detroit including assault and obstruction of law enforcement. The FBI says said he crawled through a broken window at the Capitol after police were assaulted during the riots January 6th. Several photos and videos allegedly showed Foy carrying a hockey stick and swinging it at people, including one person lying on the ground and a law enforcement official.

Foy is the second Michigan man to be charged in the Capitol violence. The FBI says a Facebook page belonging to Foyís father, as well as a YouTube video, helped investigators identify Foy. Heís expected to appear in court again Monday for a detention hearing. The Detroit News reports that federal prosecutors are expected to produce body camera footage of the alleged assault and request Foy remain detained.

Foy is charged with forcibly assaulting, resisting, opposing, impeding, intimidating or interfering with any officer of the United States; obstruction of law enforcement; aiding and abetting; knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority; and obstructing, impeding or influencing any official proceeding of Congress.

Read more: https://www.whmi.com/news/article/wixom-michael-foy-hockey-stick-capitol-assault



Photographs at link- hitting police with a Trump flag draped hockey stick

The President has TWEETED!

Ainít it great that we donít have worry?

https://twitter.com/potus/status/1351960433905700864?s=21

Donald Trump commutes sentence of former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick

Source: Detroit Free Press

On his way out the White House door, Donald Trump commuted the sentence of ex-Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, freeing him 20 years early for public corruption crimes he was convicted of in 2013, according to the White House.

Trump ó who like Kilpatrick left office in disgrace, impeached twice during his four-year term ó included Kilpatrick on his clemency list, setting him free, when no one else would give him that chance.


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Reached before midnight, U.S. Attorney Matthew Schneider said that he hadn't heard about the commutation, but stated: "If he did give him clemency, I would have never supported that."

Schneider, who has long argued that Kilpatrick should not be released early for his crimes, added:

"My position on the disgraced former mayor has not changed. Kwame Kilpatrick has earned every day he served in federal prison for the horrible crimes he committed against the people of Detroit. Thankfully, under Michigan law, he cannot hold state or local public office for 20 years after his conviction."





Read more: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2021/01/20/kwame-kilpatrick-pardoned-donald-trump-detroit-mayor/4217253001/



Disgusting.

Another grifter- convicted former Mayer of Detroit.

Birds of a feather flock together.

Indonesia passenger plane missing after take-off

Source: BBC World News

A passenger plane with more than 50 people on board has gone missing after take-off from the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 lost contact en route to Pontianak in West Kalimantan province, officials said.

Flight tracking website Flightradar24.com said the aircraft had lost more than 3,000m (10,000ft) in altitude in less than a minute.
The transport ministry said search and rescue efforts were under way.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-55601909



This is a Boeing 737-500, an older model.

Some sources are saying radar tracking shows it descended from 10,000 to the surface in about one minute. Still trying to get better source and updated info.
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