Saturday, April 26, 2014

This is still a problem. There needs to be severe retrictions on "The Death Cap" Mushroom in the food supply.

The death cap, Amanita phalloides, from button stage to full-size fruiting body.

February 10, 2014
By Cat Adams

...When (click here) someone eats Amanita phalloides, she typically won’t experience symptoms for at least six and sometimes as many as 24 hours. Eventually she’ll suffer from abdominal cramps, vomiting, and severely dehydrating diarrhea. This delay means her symptoms might not be associated with mushrooms, and she may be diagnosed with a more benign illness like stomach flu. To make matters worse, if the patient is somewhat hydrated, her symptoms may lessen and she will enter the so-called honeymoon phase....

Matthew 5:3 "God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs."

Snyder's Michigan has developed the deepest inequity in it's history.

Posted by Beth Dalbey (Editor)

...Lighthouse (click here) opened a center in Pontiac 42 years ago to deliver services to urban residents. It wasn’t surprising that poverty there increased 49 percent during the recession years, social service providers said in announcing the findings in the report, but simultaneous 76 percent increase in suburban communities shows the “place” of poverty has changed and become more suburban.

Lighthouse is now serving clients from the majority of communities throughout the county's 908 square miles.

From 2009-2013, the number of clients served from communities in south and west Oakland County grew by 200 percent or more.

Farmington, Novi, Clawson, Royal Oak, Madison Heights, Ferndale, Berkley, Southfield, Hazel Park, Franklin, Wixom and Walled Lake were among the suburbs with the fastest growing population of clients seeking Lighthouse services.... 

Snyder's State of the State Address 

Thursday, January 16, 2014
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan will fuel its impressive comeback (click here) through innovations such as a statewide system for training and educating skilled technicians, attracting global talent and reinventing the way in which services to residents in need are provided, Gov. Rick Snyder said in his fourth State of the State address.

“The Michigan of 2014 is an exciting place to be,” Snyder said. “It’s a new year and we have new ideas that will keep our comeback in high gear. Whether it’s encouraging the creation of more and better jobs, preparing children for tomorrow’s opportunities (Bankrupt cities with Emergency Managers), protecting our precious natural resources (Logging in Michigan is at an all time high and Snyder focused on hydraulic fracturing regardless of citizen's objections) or supporting residents with special needs, we’ll work collaboratively across the state to find Michigan solutions to Michigan challenges. I appreciate the Legislature’s work in moving our state forward and we’ll continue that partnership in the months ahead.”

Michigan’s Dashboard, implemented by Snyder in 2011, shows progress on several fronts. For example, the state leads all others in the growth of manufacturing jobs... (Auto manufacturing. Ford is investing in growth

14,648 manufacturing jobs from January 2012 (click here) 

That was 14 thousand, right?

Published: October 4, 2011 

...About 41,000 union workers at Ford (click here) will vote over the next two weeks on whether to approve the agreement, which calls for the company to create 5,750 entry-level jobs in the United States over the four years of the contract. Those jobs are in addition to 6,250 positions that Ford previously said it would add over the next two years.
Besides increasing jobs and investment in its facilities in the United States, Ford also agreed to raise the hourly wages of entry-level employees to $19 by the end of the contract, from about $15 now.... Yep.) 

...Michigan has added nearly 221,000 private-sector jobs since December 2010. Michigan’s per capita personal income growth rate is tied for No. 1 among Great Lakes states. In addition, Michigan’s population has marked the first consecutive years’ growth since 2003-04....

Look, Snyder came into office of Governor January 1, 2011. The recovery was already underway. Ford did exceptionally well during the global economic collapse and never needed a bailout. Snyder's policies haven't done much. He is riding the tide of President Obama's policies.

Snyder's policies have been detrimental to Michigan and it's environment. He also has this immigration focus to sell EB5 Visas (click here). He wants an immigrant with an EB5 Visa to bring half a million US into Michigan that will employ 10 people. And he wants 50,000 immigrants in 5 years. That is 10,000 immigrants per year. That means Snyder expects to sell 10,000 EB5 Visas per year to bring in $5,000,000,000. That is $5 billion. Not million $5 billion. That $5 billion per year is suppose to hire 100,000 employees per year. Snyder is bizarre. 

Michigan has been handed over to Snyder's cronies and the wealthy. The deterioration of the suburbs is skyrocketing. Snyder's administration has estimated there is a $971 million surplus in the Michigan budget. Is Snyder going to focus on bankrupt cities and schools? Detroit pensions? No. He wants to buy votes and refund it back to the taxpayers. 

Snyder has engaged austerity cuts while giving billions to corporate businesses. Is there any doubt why the poor are becoming desperately poor, homeless without addresses so they can't cast a vote, while the wealthy are buying up towns, building golf courses and enjoying the opportunity to turn state lands into disaster areas.

3:05 PM, January 23, 2014  

...“Today’s a day (click here) about Detroit’s future, about job creation in the city of Detroit,” Snyder said, and the immigration proposal sends the message that “Detroit is open to the world.”...

...The proposal dovetails with two other immigration plans Snyder offered in his State of the State speech last week: opening an Office for New Americans to attract and help immigrants better adjust to life in Michigan and designating the state as an Employer Based or EB5 center to expedite visas and permits for immigrants who want to open busineses in the state with investments of at least $500,000 and 10 employees.

“Let’s ask the federal to change regulations to bring in highly skilled immigrants to the state,” Snyder told the Free Press on Wednesday. “We’d like to see 50,000 immigrants over five years coming to live and work in Detroit.”

By Jonathan Oosting
June 06, 2013 at 6:17 PM 

LANSING, MI -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (click here) on Thursday signed into law legislation designed to boost the state's timber industry by encouraging more private owners to allow logging on their land in exchange for tax breaks.
"This is an opportunity to export more," Snyder said during a press conference in Lansing, where he was joined by lawmakers and lumber company owners. "It's the made-in-Michigan concept. Whether we manufacture it, grow it, or come up with an idea, this is a way to create more commerce and opportunity for Michigan."
By signing up for the Qualified Forest Program, implemented in 2006, owners can earn tax incentives for adopting a land management plan that the governor's office said includes harvesting, habitat improvement and environmental protection....

...In response to that gap, (click here) a unique partnership involving several University of Michigan units, industry representatives, environmental organizations, and state regulators has formed to examine the multiple aspects of this gas extraction technique, with an emphasis on impacts and issues related to the State of Michigan. Using an engaged problem-solving approach called integrated assessment, the project will first compile technical reports on key topics then focus on an analysis of policy options for Michigan.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder is in support of our collaborative study and commented about it in an energy and environmental policy blueprint released on November 28, 2012.

"It’s important that our citizens understand what fracking is really all about," Gov. Snyder says. "That’s why the University of Michigan’s Graham Sustainability Institute is undertaking an evaluation of fracking. At their invitation, the state is participating in the advisory committee for this effort alongside environmental and industry groups. At the end of the process, the public will have well-reasoned, objective explanations of what this technology is and is not. We will also have a Michigan-focused evaluation of the various implications of fracking. This is a great example of collaboration and a public university serving the needs of the state, and I am looking forward to seeing the results."...

Michigan needs a real Governor, not one with simply a wish list.