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Michigan Sues the Governor ...UPDATED

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posted on May, 8 2020 @ 06:56 PM
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Anchorage Borough (roughly 300,000 people)-
Active 39
Recovered 151
Confirmed 194

Alaska (roughly 730,000 people)-
Active 62
Recovered 305
Confirmed 377

Our hospitals are below 50% full and even the largest urban hospitals are laying off or furloughing medical professionals. They are worried about losing them now.

At no time have the beds for Covid patients been taxed or near full. They spent a lot increasing capacity for no reason. Prior to this they were swimming in money as a windfall from the ACA and now they are at risk.

One in six businesses will not reopen and the number is climbing. Very few got any of the government largess and the loans of course are paid back. The government loans are not handouts, as just like the bank bailouts, all that will be paid back. The news people love to leave that out and make it seem like handouts. Banks are only loaning to those who don't need the money.

We are destroyed for many years to come. No tourist season, the oil production is way down and thousands laid off and many small businesses will continue to fail permanently. When this is over many will be booted into the streets with no income and no place to live or money to live on. Decent hardworking people and families wiped out.

History will not look back at this with kindness.

An interesting side note is that many of the kids are failing to log on for their education. Not all homes have parents capable of dealing with kids learning at home. Those in homes with parents who can will be fine, but those from the more illiterate, uneducated parents will not. I'm concerned over the impact this will have on their futures and the community as a whole.

It's like pouring acid in your eye to remove a speck. It will work, but is it worth it?

Fear always seems to be a motivating factor in histories colossal mistakes.

I would not be surprised to find out that many if not most of us were already exposed and since they are unwilling to do large blind samplings with widespread tests, I think they want to hide that until after the next elections if they can. They can't admit that.

We call it "hunker down" up here and it's already destroyed the state for the foreseeable future. There is no turning back. Even the landlords are going to lose their property when this is over.

Bravo to those speaking out




posted on May, 8 2020 @ 07:00 PM
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Looks like the stay at home order is working.
New cases decreasing rapidly.
A possible success story?

Shutdown success



posted on May, 8 2020 @ 08:26 PM
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a reply to: spacedoubt
More like a lock down.

An abuse of power by a governor who refuses to work with the legislature to work for the state, the residents and the economy of Michigan.
People treated as if they are not smart enough to come in our of the rain!

And we'll never know!
Was it the lockdown, or the natural progression of the virus, as evidenced by places, states and countries that did not lock down their citizens.

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posted on May, 8 2020 @ 09:54 PM
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The case is on!!!!

The first hearing in a lawsuit filed by the state Legislature against Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is set to stream over the internet at 10 a.m. Friday, May 15.

While Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Diane Stephens is presiding, it won’t be from a Lansing courtroom. Due to the coronavirus pandemic and a need for social distancing, the hearing is being conducted remotely using video conferencing. Details as to how the public may watch the hearing online are forthcoming, the court said.

www.mlive.com...



posted on May, 8 2020 @ 10:13 PM
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The death rates and infection rates began sloping downward a week or so after stay at home began.

Pretty obvious it curbed the spread of the disease.
There may be a blip upcoming related to those oddball protests by out of state baboons. But the overall trend is down. Substantially down.



posted on May, 8 2020 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

Tell HER that.
And, if it is true it takes 14 days....that decrease would NOT be related to the lockdown.



And, according to this, the downward trend did not begin until 3 weeks after the lockdown, using the daily cases graph in blue at the top.
www.bridgemi.com...

Out of state baboons????
Not sure at all what that means?

And why any protest would have anything to do with a blip?
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posted on May, 8 2020 @ 11:12 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
So it took three weeks.
I suppose when you’re late like this, the effects could take longer, due to an adjustment period. People not grasping the importance of looking out for one another.

Baboons= groups funding protests from afar.

Blip in infections= morons not social distancing, gathering in groups and yelling until spittle goes flying. And for some reason, packing weapons like they could shoot the Covid.



posted on May, 8 2020 @ 11:31 PM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

How about Michigan residents all on their own decided That Woman had gone too far?
No outside money or intelligence needed.

Michigan residents are concerned for each other and the economic future of Michigan.
As evidenced by their constitutionally protected protest.

Michigan is an open carry state.
Guns may not be my thing, but the second amendment rocks!



posted on May, 9 2020 @ 09:39 AM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe
Church lawsuit held back as Ms Whitmer
suddenly allows churches to operate!!!!

www.detroitnews.com...


A group of churches who filed suit Wednesday against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s executive orders plan to hold off on serving the complaint after the governor’s Thursday executive order exempted churches, synagogues, mosques and places of religious worship as well the individuals participating in services.

The language of the executive order satisfies the relief sought in the lawsuit.....



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posted on May, 9 2020 @ 01:31 PM
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originally posted by: DontTreadOnMe
a reply to: abeverage
Is your state still locked down?
Can you get a hair cut?
Can you go to the bar, sit down and have a cold one?
Can you buy a car in person?
Can you go to work?

If you answered "no" to any of these questions, is there any protest or lawsuits?
If not, why not?!?!?!!?



Republican States like IDAHO

Lockdown yes!
Haircut No!
Bar NO!
Buy a car NO!
Only 40% of Jobs are allowed open!

REPUBLICAN STATE...



posted on May, 9 2020 @ 01:37 PM
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I'm sorry for that for you!
Is your governor a RINO? Or is the legislature heavily democrat?
What madness caused this in such a thinly populated state??

And, any protests yet?
Scathing editorials?

At least we can now go to church



posted on May, 9 2020 @ 04:19 PM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

One problem with the hype about the protests, is the gun activists are only a small part of those who protested. The media has manipulated it to make it seem otherwise, but most were just ordinary people who are terrified watching it all fall apart around them.

I counted about 300 cars in photos of the one here. They all stayed in their own vehicles and put zero people at risk. You really should not equate the vast majority of the protesters with the small group of nuts. That's just a dishonest political tactic that people fall for because they want it to be true as partisans. The media will get away with it, because as I said, they want it to be true.



posted on May, 9 2020 @ 04:48 PM
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Barber in Owosso MI had 6 State Police Troopers deliver a letter from the state Attorney General to cease and desist cutting hair. A single barber 6 troopers and a letter from the top cop. He said he would frame it when he gets time to get a frame. He's cutting hair 18 hours a day some days and has a family to feed.

Crazy here.




posted on May, 11 2020 @ 06:22 AM
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originally posted by: mikell
Barber in Owosso MI had 6 State Police Troopers deliver a letter from the state Attorney General to cease and desist cutting hair. A single barber 6 troopers and a letter from the top cop. He said he would frame it when he gets time to get a frame. He's cutting hair 18 hours a day some days and has a family to feed.

Crazy here.

So - he actually had the gonads to defy the order?

Kudos to him! The more people willing to defy this BS, the sooner it ends.



posted on May, 11 2020 @ 08:37 AM
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a reply to: tanstaafl

You can read about it here
m.washingtontimes.com...

State orders Owosso barber to shut shop or face court if he continues to defy governor’s coronavirus order

Manke has told MLive that Michigan State Police troopers on Wednesday issued him two citations, for which he must appear in court on June 6. Regardless, he said he planned to remain open, adding he has no choice and needs the income.


If Owosso were only closer........

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posted on May, 11 2020 @ 08:48 AM
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Free Michigan and get the buses running again!

And my barber cut my hair by appointment yesterday

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posted on May, 11 2020 @ 12:08 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

UPDATE
Shiawassee sheriff won't enforce Whitmer orders amid Owosso barber dispute

Shiawassee County Sheriff Brian Begole said his department will not enforce Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders issued during the coronavirus pandemic as an Owosso barber continues to cut hair.

The Monday announcement, posted to the department's Facebook page, comes as Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is expected to ask the Shiawassee County Circuit Court to order the closure of an Owosso barber shop operating in violation of Whitmer's stay-home order.


Stay tuned, folks.....it's gonna get interesting....



posted on May, 11 2020 @ 12:27 PM
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a reply to: spacedoubt

Maybe, but that doesn't explain how 60% of new cases in some places like New York are in those locked down.



posted on May, 11 2020 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: DontTreadOnMe

Oooooh... man, I wish I could go there to get a haircut, I'd love to give him my business...

And I'm bald (I shave my head)...



posted on May, 11 2020 @ 03:47 PM
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Believe me, I've been watching for our neighborhood salon to clandestinely open back up, many of us are. One kid finally relented and let me cut her hair a few weeks ago, it's...it could have been worse, and the more it grows out, the nicer it looks.

The other kid won't let me anywhere near her with scissors. She needs a trip to the pros, badly.

And I'm about half-convinced to let one of them at my own hair. Cant be any worse than what I already do to it when I get fed up between cuts.

So yep, the neighborhood is at the "Let me get a f#g haircut already" threshold. Make fun of it all ya want, it is what it is, and people will have enough BS and do what they want anyway, regardless of what you think & want. I know I will, if nothing other than to irk people because I can.



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