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Leon Echols was sentenced to 75 to 150 years in prison for a crime that typically carried a sentence of 10 to 25. (Photo: Michigan Department of Corrections)
Steven Narbonne July 10, 2014 at 11:27 am
"Long since paid the price"? Is the victim still dead? Then he has not paid in full. GoodRead More call on the judge's part. Let this piece of trash die in prison.
Scott Adams July 10, 2014 at 01:36 pm
I am in complete agreement with the U.S. Supreme Court and the Eighth Amendment: the punishmentRead More should fit the crime and Mr. Echoles committed the ultimate crime. 25 years in prison does not equate to "paid the price." He was also a convicted junkie. With a gun. Those wanting clemency really think he didn't know it was wrong to sell/do drugs and shoot people dead .....with a gun he illegally had? Let him do his "good works" right where he is. In prison. Flood our schools with reprints of this story....and our comments....maybe it'll deter young impressionables that acting as Mr. Echols did is inhumane and simply not forgivable.
JB July 11, 2014 at 07:13 am
He was 18 years old! Not to say that someone that young should not serve a lengthy sentence forRead More murder, but it is a proven fact that impulse control is not yet fully matured until 25 or older. We are not asking for clemency. Just that he be released after serving the full sentence (10-25, the norm for this type of case in Michigan) and they say he was a model citizen during his time in jail. That is all I have to say on this subject.
Philadelphia-based Aramark Correctional Services, which has been providing meals to Michigan’s penal system since December, doesn't think the discovery of maggots near a food-service line and food poisoning reports are connected. (Patch file photo)
Sue Czarnecki July 1, 2014 at 11:29 am
Maggots even NEAR food to be consumed creeps me out. Think Gov. Snyder would stop by a grab a biteRead More at this prison?
Ruth Luce July 1, 2014 at 02:44 pm
Absolutely Sue! Maggots and fly larvae I believe are one and the same, and they call that a 'pest'Read More issue? Pests would be mosquitos! That is most certainly a health and sanitation issue, how long between cleanings in the food service area if you have maggots? I do believe Gov. Snyder needs to stop in for lunch!
K. Scott July 1, 2014 at 03:45 pm
Cancel the contract with Aramark period. Between smuggling drugs, sex with prisoners and now this?Read More come on! where is the accountability?
Gov. Rick Snyder signed the Breastfeeding Anti-Discrimination Act Tuesday. It protects nursing mothers from being tossed out of businesses and other public places as they feed their babies. (Patch file photo)
Berkley Mom June 26, 2014 at 07:10 am
Joyla - you are exactly what is wrong with our society.
Diane Cliff June 26, 2014 at 01:26 pm
Most women who breast feed do not let it "all hang out." There are blankets and otherRead More coverups to allow modesty. Ms. Chimes, if you think feeding your child in a public restroom is ok, why don't you take your food in there and enjoy your meal? I would suggest if you see someone nursing their baby you just turn your eyes away and keep on walking.
cookiepro2 June 26, 2014 at 07:09 pm
Thank you Gov. Snyder and legislators, appears that breastfeeding mothers needed this protectionRead More from busybodies and know-it-alls. Between a howling infant and a mom nursing said infant, if I were on a bus, I know which I'd pick. Also agree with Diane Cliff, there are discrete ways to breastfeed, even more covered up than in this article's photo.
The panel of three 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals judges will hear arguments on five same-sex marriage appeals in four states, including Michigan, on Aug. 6.
Sue Czarnecki June 23, 2014 at 12:57 pm
Finally - let's undo the Engler-backed discrimination.
Jay Charles June 27, 2014 at 04:23 pm
While Engler backed the anti-gay marriage amendment to the Michigan Constitution, the idea wasRead More actually developed by Karl Rove as a means of getting conservatives who were somewhat disenchanted with George W. Bush out to vote ensuring a re-election victory for him in 2004.
Jay Charles June 27, 2014 at 04:25 pm
The 10th Circuit just upheld the District Court's ruling that Utah's anti-gay marriage law wasRead More unconstitutional. I expect the same ruling from the 6th Circuit.
Delegates of the Presbyterian Church approved a major policy shift allowing its clergy to marry same-sex couples. The policy still needs final approval from the Church’s 72 Presbyteries. (Patch file photo)
Patricia Kirschling June 21, 2014 at 11:23 pm
"Do not be misled. Those who are sexually immoral, idolaters, adulterers, men who submit toRead More homosexual acts, men who practice homosexuality, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, and extortioners will not inherit God's Kingdom." 1 Corinthians 6:9,10 The Bible's view on homosexuality is more important than any human opinion, because it gives us the thoughts of mankind's Creator. The Presbyterian Church must not care how our Creator feels about this. That's why I became one of Jehovah's Witnesses, they actually LIVE what the Bible teaches.
Glenn Harris June 24, 2014 at 10:14 am
Clarification is in order: there are several Presbyterian denominations, and it was only the PCUSARead More that came to this decision. For example, the EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) and the OPC (Orthodox Presbyterian Church) do not endorse this. For the record, I am not Presbyterian (I'm Jewish), but I know what it feels like to be miscategorized and misjudged.
Robert June 24, 2014 at 12:31 pm
Why do any of their members even bother getting up and going to church on Sunday. This isRead More completely un-Biblical and sinful. Revelation is upon us.
A state audit that showed Michigan paid more than $60 million to convicted criminals over a 29-month period. (Patch file photo)
Elizabeth Clark June 18, 2014 at 03:04 pm
Insanity !@!
Joseph Borrajo June 18, 2014 at 05:31 pm
Greed is driven by our materialistic society. If there's a buck to be made, the corporate state willRead More corner the market. Building prisons is a growth industry that requires incarcerating a lot of people who have no business being in prison. P3
courtney frazer July 9, 2014 at 06:46 pm
Greed? Insanity? How about regular people simply working at a job. Once an individual has earned aRead More felony, do you realize how difficult it is for them to become gainfully employed? Do you also realize how very easy it is to earn a felony? DUI, (not just for drugs but alcohol too, folks), petty theft, multiple violations of certain vehicle codes, marijuana possession- all subject to the possibility of being a felony offense. I am sure each and every one of you has a friend or family member with a felony on their resume, whether you know it or not. Perhaps these "criminals" were collecting a paycheck for services rendered. Not collecting "improper payments". Where did it say these people had submitted falsified timesheets? Or stolen identities? Where exactly would you allow these people to work upon rehabilitation? Last time I checked, caregivers for the low-income portion of society were greatly needed. This is a job that can be grueling and heartbreaking or very rewarding and could be wonderful opportunity for someone down on their luck to learn humanity, humility and make a living at the same time. These people were employed by a social program created to keep low income elderly and disabled from "long-term and more expensive care". This article references 17 individuals with charges filed against them, (only 6 of whom were convicted), yet it fails to mention if those charged were felons. However, it DOES say "...3800 felons working in the homes of the disabled and the elderly." WORKING is the key word. The fact that they are gainfully employed probably means that they have done their time, paid their debt to society as deemed proper by a jury of their peers, (or the judge that day), and are now getting on with their lives- doing a selfless job that doesn't seem too high in demand. So, get down off of your high horses, use a little common sense, (not to mention have a little empathy), and read between the lines here....... "There but for the grace of God go I".
Sen. Gretchen Witmer, D-East Lansing, and Rep. Sarah Roberts, D-St. Clair Shores, are sponsoring legislation to repeal Michigan's so-called "rape insurance law." (Patch file photo)
K. Scott June 18, 2014 at 12:55 pm
MaryLynn, how many are you adopting? or are you going to start employing the 15 and 16 year olds?Read More Not to mention are you willing to go down South in Mississippi and tell some folks in the rural backwoods how it's wrong to have sex with their children? Because I have a friend who's job was to do this and if you don't think incest is going on today you are severally uninformed.
T as in Truth June 19, 2014 at 01:12 am
K. Scott - You are correct. These people want to "force women to obey" their own personalRead More moral code (or more likely the moral code that some extremist religion gave them). Once they "force women to obey" and the baby comes out, the false caring for that life ends and the mother (or society) is left to deal with the consequences created by the anti choicers. They truly don't give a rats back side about the baby as evidenced by all the children waiting/wanting to be adopted.
T as in Truth June 19, 2014 at 04:21 am
K.Scott-You are correct.These people want to "force women to obey" their own personalRead More moral code (or more likely the moral code that some extremist religion gave them). Once they "force women to obey" and the baby comes out, the false caring for that life ends and the mother (or society) is left to deal with the consequences created by the anti choicers. They truly don't give a rats back side about the new born baby as evidenced by all the children waiting/wanting to be adopted.
Should libraries be added to the list of places where weapons should be prohibited? (Patch file photo)
Gregg T Jenkins June 18, 2014 at 03:01 pm
Keep deleting it. I'll keep posting the truth! The 2nd amendment says: "A well regulatedRead More Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Let's take a look at this. "A well regulated MILITIA, being necessary to the security of a free State," [Yes a free state needs a MILITARY to defend it's boarders.] "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed" [Let's look at that line there. It outlines 2 rights here. To KEEP and BEAR arms To KEEP means to acquire, in most cases buy or to have handed down (by family.) And BEAR means to carry, and deploy as the need arises. That means we have the right to carry our guns openly or concealed, without restriction, and should the need become reality, to deploy said gun to the intended effect of ending the threat to your life and/or property (property being items and persons.) Not this is on a federal level. Your own state may have some extra stipulations regarding carry and deployment. If you think that only the police and military should be armed, and you think that the 2nd amendment was meant to signify that, you would be incorrect. Simply put, if that was the case, it would say "the right of the MILITIA to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." This is worded this way because the PEOPLE had just gotten out of a 2 year war against a MILITIA! The 2nd amendment says the right of the PEOPLE not the MILITARY If you dont like guns, no one is forcing you to own one, or even to be around them. If you dont want them around you, when you see someone carrying one, leave. No one is forcing you to arm, you have no right to try to force anyone to disarm. You dont want to carry, that's perfectly fine. You dont have to if you dont want. but nowhere does it say that you can demand that I dont.]
Dan MacGregor June 18, 2014 at 04:30 pm
Three Things- -The article is not correct in saying any Concealed Pistol License Holder (CPL) canRead More carry in the no-carry locations. -The survey is confusing because answering "It should be illegal to openly carry a weapon in Michigan" is a separate issue from adding libraries to "gun-free" zones. -Although the library folks overreacted, responsible gun owners have a duty to not just obey the local and state laws, but to also respect the societal norms of where you're at. Libraries should not be gun-free zones, but Dads at children's parties should use better judgment. Carrying concealed in this instance is a much better choice in my opinion.
Kyle Dyson June 18, 2014 at 04:47 pm
Actually dan a person with a cpl is excempt from laws restricting carrying in gun free zones as longRead More as they open carry. A person with a cpl can open carry just about anywhere except a federal building and a few other places. Please refer to msp update 86. Why should my safety be jeopardized because you are uncomfortable
A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments Aug. 6 on the appeal of Michigan's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.
K. Scott June 17, 2014 at 04:09 pm
So Supreme Court Justices are the homo lobby? Wow, someone has their pants in a wad and their noseRead More in everyone's bedroom.
Jay Charles June 19, 2014 at 02:40 pm
Read Judge Friedman's decision. The 6th Circuit is going to find it very difficult to overturn hisRead More decision that Michigan's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.
Jay Charles June 25, 2014 at 01:41 pm
The 10th Circuit has upheld the ruling that Utah's ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. InRead More Indiana, a federal district court judge struck down that state's ban prohibition on gay marriage.
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Elizabeth June 13, 2014 at 04:14 pm
Can you imagine if someone did something like this to any LGBT group?Read More https://www.americaneedsfatima.org/forms/WEB118
Scott Armstrong-Payer July 8, 2014 at 10:14 pm
Thank you Canton for giving a Thumbs Up to LGBT Equality. I am not lying when I say I don't reallyRead More understand the comments from Elizabeth and Dale but wouldn't it have been easier to simply say we can share the Love of Christ for all brothers and sisters? Anything that makes it easier for us to break down the walls that divide God's children makes me proud to be a follower of Christ. Thank you Lord for a wonderful time we live in when it becomes popular to love one another!
Love All July 8, 2014 at 11:31 pm
It's really ironic to see how those with all the power have turned themselves into theRead More "victims" here. They seem to forget that their own goal was to keep the LGBT community DOWN,, NOT wanting them to have equal rights and protections, NOT wanting them to speak out against the inherent inequality in our system. Why do they do this? The abhor gay men and women, they think of them as less than human, as perverts and worse when the exact opposite it true. Thank God the Constitution is the Law of our land, not the Bible. Those that disagree on both sides are free to do so,, but discrimination is NOT allowed under our Constitution. ALL men are created equal,, not just the ones that look like you and act like you.
If the legislature doesn't take up the road repair issue before the summer recess, another construction season may be lost. (Patch file photo)
Beverly June 6, 2014 at 06:47 am
POT FOR POTHOLES....Michigan should start selling pot to fund roads...I am 65 and wise
J. Michael Lenninger June 6, 2014 at 09:53 am
Do NOT raise gas taxes as the only solution. The law of unintended consequences means it willRead More negatively affect commerce and tourism. We don't need the potholes fixed - we need permanent solutions, ongoing fixes, and infrastructure replacement including sewer, water lines and underground utilities. A combination of fees, property tax increases and re-directing surplus to this $2 billion a year problem. This is a Chamber of Commerce issue as well. What do they recommend?
Robert June 6, 2014 at 08:39 pm
Before any new taxes are collected I want to know what the state is doing with the funds theyRead More already collect for road repairs. Dumping it into the general fund is not ethical.
A federal judge has ordered a juror who failed to show up in court in the final days of a drug kingpin's trial to explain his absence.
Bank2 June 5, 2014 at 11:58 am
Too bad they did not have the trial in Macomb County the judge would of let them off.
Scott Adams June 5, 2014 at 12:34 pm
Racer Boy: You gotta sharpen your reading skills. The absconders weren't Detroiters. Did you goRead More to Macomb County public schools?
Racer Boy June 5, 2014 at 04:06 pm
Detroit-based case. Technically only one of the three actually resided in Detroit. But I think youRead More can do the math on where they did their business. Judge Stephen J Murphy United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse 231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Room 235 Detroit, MI 48226
The new Warner Bros. "Batman v. Superman: The Dawn of Justice" movie will get up to $35 million in incentives from the Michigan Film Office under a state program. (Photo: Warner Bros.)
Robert June 4, 2014 at 08:12 pm
Tom, there is a major difference between a tax break and an actual "cash gift" which isRead More what the film industry gets. An oil company for example gets a tax break for keeping jobs and production in the USA. The film industry doesn't get a tax break, i.e. Lower rate to pay. They actually get a check cut to them form Michigan tax payers. This is absurd.
RON Ostrodamus June 4, 2014 at 09:22 pm
Before being deleted from the Royal Oak Patch two weeks before the last unopposed mayoral election IRead More posted that voters could express their discontent by writing in Batman. We will never know how many took me up on that, but we do know that clearly not enough did. Maybe our community is afraid of bats? We may never know the true answer, But if this is the case nationwide Superman will win hands (wings) down.
Lee Jacobsen June 6, 2014 at 04:31 pm
Superman is an orphan,and automatically garners sympathy. That , plus Royal oak is somewhat batty,Read More explains a lot. Regarding film credits, they are gifts in the pockets of the film makers, and the best way to come out ahead is to simply make a film. Easier said than done, but some of our films make it on the sci fi channel, and most, if not all , films use other folk's money anyway, might as well use some of Michigan' s as well..
Have your attitudes about same-sex marriage changed? Take our poll and tell us what you think in the comments. (Patch file photo)
Cpt Dano June 2, 2014 at 12:32 pm
I would not support it being called marriage. Civil union yes, marriage no.
Jay Charles June 2, 2014 at 06:36 pm
Federal judges in Oregon and Pennsylvania have added to those that have struck down laws banning gayRead More marriage. First, U.S. District Judge Michael McShane ruled that Oregon’s same-sex marriage laws “discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation without a rational relationship to any legitimate government interest”. Then, U.S. District Court Judge John Jones – who had been appointed by George W. Bush and endorsed by Dale's hero, then-Sen. Rick Santorum – struck down Pennsylvania’s ban on gay marriage.
Jay Charles June 7, 2014 at 02:33 pm
Yesterday, a federal judge in Wisconsin ruled that state's ban against same sex marriagesRead More unconstitutional. I believe that makes the 15th Federal Court to rule in favor of gay marriage and none against.
The Raise Michigan Coalition hasn't ruled out a court battle to put a ballot initiative to raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour before voters in November. (Patch photo)
Dale Murrish May 29, 2014 at 05:42 pm
Will the public be any better informed on any issue after massive one-way advertising by specialRead More interest groups on both sides of the issue? Doubtful. We have a hard enough time choosing legislators to represent us. My method to evaluate ballot proposals is to ask Five Questions to evaluate the proposal, usually end up voting no. Here is my analysis of recent statewide ballot proposals which were rejected by Michigan voters. Spending on Proposal 6 was thirty to one ($31M to $800K) to preserve Mr. Maroun’s bridge monopoly (a bit lopsided.) http://troy.patch.com/groups/dale-murrishs-blog/p/bp--a-guide-to-ballot-proposals-4-5-6
T as in Truth May 30, 2014 at 12:27 am
Tom Thumb - You are exactly correct. An artificial wage increase will increase inflation, whichRead More pushes workers into higher income tax rates. We have me the enemy, and it is us!
Racer Boy June 1, 2014 at 07:55 am
Lets put this in perspective. All those currently collecting minimum wage actually represent justRead More 4.7% of the nation’s 75.3 million hourly-paid workers and 2.8% of all workers. If you work hard, develop skills and actually care about making something of yourself you aren't going to be in that 4.7% very long. If you want to cruise through, feed at the trough of the Federal Government, who loves to de-incentivize working, you will stay in that 4.7% world.
Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to immediately sign minimum wage legislation that thwarts a petition drive by the Raise Michigan Coalition to put the issue before voters in November.
K. Scott May 28, 2014 at 05:46 pm
Hey Dale, shut your yapper. You work for GM and you complain about abortions and all types ofRead More things, but you still take your paycheck from a company that covers up or doesn't care about customers dying. You are the epitome of hypocrisy.They did this as an end run around a petition drive that silenced the peoples vote and you support that hypocrisy. You are pathetic.
Racer Boy May 29, 2014 at 05:30 am
Cheryl- You obviously have never been in France or know anything about the country. SuccessfulRead More people here are leaving by the thousands to avoid the newest level of Government imposed taxation...now 75% for those that work hard to succeed. I am here doing work for my Detroit-based business which is amply taxed by our Federal Government so as to support the 50% of Americans who pay no Federal tax at all.
Dale Murrish May 29, 2014 at 05:41 pm
Will the public be any better informed on any issue after massive one-way advertising by specialRead More interest groups on both sides of the issue? Doubtful. We have a hard enough time choosing legislators to represent us. My method to evaluate ballot proposals is to ask Five Questions to evaluate the proposal, usually end up voting no. Here is my analysis of recent statewide ballot proposals which were rejected by Michigan voters. Spending on Proposal 6 was thirty to one ($31M to $800K) to preserve Mr. Maroun’s bridge monopoly (a bit lopsided.) http://troy.patch.com/groups/dale-murrishs-blog/p/bp--a-guide-to-ballot-proposals-4-5-6
“Law & Order: SVU” actress Mariska Hargitay appeared with Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy in March when Worthy announced she would push for legislation requiring timely testing of rape kits. (Photo: Getty Images)
David Duff May 27, 2014 at 09:44 am
What is wrong with our legal and police dept.? These women and some men are brutalized and they getRead More shoved into an abandoned warehouse?! Shame on our judicial system!! Make the realists pay for their distruction of these people live!
Robert Tupilo May 27, 2014 at 10:24 am
How will all of this get paid for? Maybe reduced retirement benefits for public employees?Read More $35,000 per year for 30 years of retirement is over a $1,000,000 benefit PER EMPLOYEE. (This doesn't even include health benefits and cash outs of unused vacation and sick days.) I wish as a taxpayer I was a bottomless pit to be plucked from at millage ask time, but I'm not.
Bill May 27, 2014 at 01:00 pm
It’s pretty sad that legislation has to be passed to insure rape kits are processed properly.Read More I assumed that when a crime was committed an investigation was initiated. Or is rape no longer a crime? ...or at least a “serious” crime? What other crimes are going un-investigated because they're just not worthy...? Do we need legislation in place to insure all crime is investigated?
Christian colleges in Michigan and Iowa argued their religious freedoms were violated by an Affordable Health Care Act mandating employees health plan cover contraceptives, including “the morning after pill.” (Photo: Planned Parenthood vis Tumblr)
Jon Trouten May 22, 2014 at 07:37 pm
Actually, abortions consist of 3% of the services that they provide:Read More http://www.plannedparenthood.org/about-us/who-we-are/planned-parenthood-glance-5552.htm
Kris Hunter-Simon May 22, 2014 at 10:36 pm
I see no difference in the morning- after pill and the usual BCPs. It's use would reduce the numberRead More of abortions, since women who "made a mistake" the night before might not become pregnant and seek an abortion later.
Maria Houser Conzemius May 27, 2014 at 09:56 am
"Keep 'em barefoot and pregnant" is the Christian/Republican mantra. The Taliban and alRead More Qaeda would approve.
Pastor Stacy Swimp, speaking here at a news conference in February, will speak Wednesday at a similar event announcing area pastors' plans to file an amicus brief supporting Michigan's gay marriage appeal. (Screenshot: YouTube video)
Dale Murrish May 20, 2014 at 05:41 pm
What “foul, derogatory words I see in print seem to come from you and Dale”? Which wordsRead More did I use that offended you, “Love All Who Agree With My Point of View?” Because I did not mean to offend, merely to DEFEND my Christian faith and conservative interpretation of the U.S. Constitution on this point – the expansion of marriage rights beyond one man and one woman. Pandora’s Box and gravy train for the trial lawyers…
Daffy Noodnicks May 20, 2014 at 06:04 pm
Funny gay marriage has been legal in Massachusetts for 10 years, and no "pandoras boxes".Read More Of course nobody is forcing anyone to compromise their faith, just looking for it not to be imposed on people who don't share it, like in the constitution. Feel free to exclude whoever you like from your church, just keep it out if civil law. Also, these cases are largely being take up pro bono, for the last scary, scary boogieman.
Jay Charles June 5, 2014 at 04:26 pm
Dale Murrish...where in the Constitution does it define marriage, much less define it as beingRead More between one man and one women?
Do you think Michigan should adopt more stringent laws regulating gifts to elected officials? (Patch file photo)
BabzStanwyck May 14, 2014 at 02:19 pm
Golden Slinky: I think I like that better than One Tough Nerd as the guv's nickname. Doesn't SlinkRead More have his gifties accounted for on his Relentlessly Positive Best Practices Dashboard?
johnakamen May 16, 2014 at 12:46 pm
my buddy's step-aunt makes $82/hr on the computer. She has been out of work for 10 months but lastRead More month her paycheck was $18010 just working on the computer for a few hours. read this…………www.worktin.ℭom
Jeff Phunter May 17, 2014 at 10:26 am
!...excluding food, beverages, travel and lodging...! This adds up to hell of a lot more than thoseRead More gifts. Outlaw LOBBYISTS !
Should nursing mothers be allowed to breastfeed their infants in public places? Take the Patch Poll. (Patch file photo)
Lari K May 13, 2014 at 07:45 pm
floriv1: And this legislation would protect your right to nurse your child in thatRead More "inconspicuous, non bathroom area". Even women who move to "inconspicuous" areas and cover themselves with a blanket get asked to leave. The problem isn't that women are indiscreet. The problems is that people don't like the *thought* of breastfeeding--even when they can't see a thing. So perfectly covered women such as yourself still have their rights violated.
Lari K May 13, 2014 at 08:11 pm
(Cont'd.) Also, the public health issue mentioned in the article isn't a problem with bathroomRead More germs. The public health issue is that formula feeding is associated with higher rates of infections, childhood obesity, diabetes, leukemia, and sudden infant death syndrome. For mothers, formula feeding is associated with an increased incidence of premenopausal breast cancer, ovarian cancer, diabetes, myocardial infarction, and the metabolic syndrome. Breastfeeding rates in the United States are already well below the CDC, World Health Organization and American Academy of Pediatrics goals and recommendations. And Michigan's rates are even lower still. Making women feel that they can't leave their homes with their breastfed baby unless they bring along a bottle of formula contributes to many women quitting breastfeeding or--worse yet--not even starting. THIS is why protecting the rights of breastfeeding women is a public health issue!
terrydjackson May 14, 2014 at 05:13 am
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the best job I've had. Last Wednesday I got a brandRead More new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail......... www.w­o­r­k­t­i­n.ℂℴm
Same-sex couples, some shown at the Oakland County Courthouse, are in a sort of legal limbo after the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals stayed a March ruling turning back a ban on gay marriage. (Photo: Getty/AFP, Bill Pugliano)
McGurk May 19, 2014 at 07:39 pm
Dale: When did you decide to be a heterosexual?
Dale Murrish May 20, 2014 at 05:39 pm
Sounds like your pseudonym is really abbreviated. It should be “Love All Who Agree WithRead More Me.” We hear your anger, but loudness does not make you correct in your interpretation of the U.S. Constitution. I (& many others) agree with Justice Scalia: http://troy.patch.com/groups/dale-murrishs-blog/p/liberty-declines-as-gay-marriage-train-leaves-station
Daffy Noodnicks May 20, 2014 at 06:07 pm
Because someone agrees with you does not make either of you right. As can be clearly seen in theRead More comment sections to most of the blogs you write, Dale. 14/14 federal judges disagree with your interpretation of the constitution.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette believes the U.S. Supreme Court set a precedent in an affirmative action ruling that should be applied to his appeal of the Michigan gay marriage ruling. (Photo: Getty Images)
Love All May 8, 2014 at 08:58 pm
If 27 simple words that make up the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution can be construed to allowRead More people to own and carry semi automatic machine guns,,, then the 14th Amendment can easily grant the rights of gay men and women to marry the people they love and enjoy the same rights and misery that I do as a "happily married man". Nuff'said!!!
Gerry P May 12, 2014 at 07:59 pm
Would be nice if the survey button actually worked Schuettw is just pulling at straws. SexRead More marriage will happen
terrydjackson May 14, 2014 at 05:15 am
Start working at home with Google! It's by-far the best job I've had. Last Wednesday I got a brandRead More new BMW since getting a check for $6474 this - 4 weeks past. I began this 8-months ago and immediately was bringing home at least $77 per hour. I work through this link, go to tech tab for work detail......... www.w­o­r­k­t­i­n.ℂℴm
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knee jerk July 3, 2014 at 08:27 pm
No, Igor: If it comes out of their mouths it is the truth. You on the other hand have to proveRead More everything you say. At least that's the way it seemed when I last did jury duty. Hypocrisy.
Igor July 4, 2014 at 06:27 pm
Last time I had jury duty, the judge giving the instructions told us that when listening toRead More testimony, the police testimony holds no more credence than the average citizen. If you fight a ticket, guess who the judge is going to believe?
knee jerk July 4, 2014 at 08:58 pm
My point exactly.
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