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ZipCap: empowering America’s most loved local businesses by transforming customer loyalty into working capital

In spite of the billboards around town by local banks claiming to support homegrown businesses, the truth is, when our small “mom and pop” stores need capital, it’s almost impossible to come by. When a local restaurant, for instance, needs capital to grow, or to make it through lean times, there are few options, in […]

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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Rob Noonan

I was contacted a few days ago by a recent immigrant to Ypsilanti by the name of Rob Noonan. Rob and his wife, Rose, just moved here from Australia to open a traditional Chinese medicine clinic… Here’s Rob’s official immigration interview. MARK: Why Ypsi of all places? We don’t get a lot of immigrants from […]

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Contrary to what you may have read online, teachers in Israel do not pack heat, and fewer guns in circulation means fewer gun deaths

In the immediate aftermath of last week’s mass shooting in Connecticut, in which 20 six- an seven-year-old kids were shot to death, a photo began circulating around the internet of what we were told was a school teacher in Israel, walking behind a group of children, with a rifle strapped across her back. There are […]

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Daniel Johnston’s worried shoes

According to a site called Monster Fresh, a fellow in Perth, Australia apparently found these Daniel Johnston Converse All Stars in a shop. They investigated it, and contacted Daniel’s brother, who now serves as his manager. Here, according to them, is his response. “Yes, they paid Daniel for the deal, but then the project was […]

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