Tag Archives: Homeland Security

ICE raids across SE Michigan, and the launch of “Bad and Nasty” …on this weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack

This weekend’s episode of the Saturday Six Pack, which I believe will be our third under the Trump administration, will be told in two parts. First, we’ll be talking about recent raids in our community by U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) officials, which have resulted in the arrest of four undocumented immigrants in Ypsilanti. […]

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Security trumps freedom in the terrorist-heavy Battle Creek

I spent three hours in Battle Creek today, and, in that time, I only spoke with one person. The man I spoke with was a security guard, standing outside of what was formerly the Battle Creek Sanitarium, which now, ironically enough, happens to be a federal building. I had Arlo with me. (He and I […]

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Ypsi/Arbor exit interview: Hollis Knight Coats

Hollis Knight Coats, the musical genius behind the band Manhole, recently decided to leave Ypsilanti for Portland, Oregon. Before he left, I tried to meet up with him on several occasions to discuss his decision to relocate. While I’d like to think that he wasn’t purposefully avoiding me, things never seemed to work out where […]

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A new Saudi connection to 9/11 surfaces 10 years after the fact

The following blurb was posted to the Democracy Now website today. Former Florida senator, Bob Graham, is calling on President Obama to reopen the investigation into the Sept. 11 attacks after new information has emerged about the possible role of prominent Saudis in the 9/11 attack. According to recent news reports, a wealthy young Saudi […]

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The Obama administration is seeking increased domestic spying powers

Earlier this summer, we discussed a special report issued by the Washington Post on America’s rapidly expanding domestic surveillance infrastructure. I, and others, were shocked by the continued growth under the Obama administration. Among other things, it was noted that some 30,000 individuals are presently employed exclusively to listen in on our domestic conversations. Here, […]

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