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Motorcycle and car collide

Posted by on May 27, 2013 in Accidents in Baraga County, Keith Almli in the News | 0 comments

Motorcycle and car collide

 | L’ANSE – A 59-year-old man remains hospitalized after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a car on US-41 in the Village of L’Anse on Sunday at 7:35 p.m. According to the Michigan State Police, the man was travelling on US-41 when his motorcycle collided with the car, driven by a 17-year-old from Baraga. The driver of both vehicles and a passenger in the car were taken to Baraga County Memorial Hospital. The man riding the motorcycle was later taken to Marquette General Hospital for treatment, according to police. Both people in the car have been treated and released. The MSP say the incident is still under investigation, and there is no information yet on the cause of the crash.   Source:  http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=902527#.UyFjovldUwo

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Your Defending Fathers – Sound clip from 3/25/2013

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Brian Sommerfield, Trucker Randy, Yourdefendingfathers | 1 comment

Trucker Randy and Brian Sommerfield comment about various topics in the Upper Peninsula, and they comment about how I’m in the sticks.. lol Play wav     http://yourdefendingfathers.us/  

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I support local control over medical marijuana dispensaries -

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 in 110th State Rep, Medical Marijuana, Michigan, Scott Dianda | 0 comments

I support local control over medical marijuana dispensaries -

  I recently send an e-mail to Diandas office concerning HB 4271 of 2013 “A bill to regulate medical marihuana provisioning centers and other related entities; to provide for the powers and duties of certain state and local governmental officers and entities; to provide immunity for persons engaging in certain activities in compliance with this act; to prescribe penalties and sanctions and provide remedies; and to allow the promulgation of rules.”   http://www.legislature.mi.gov/documents/2013-2014/billintroduced/House/pdf/2013-HIB-4271.pdf    My letter to Dianda:   “Feb 26, 2013 Representative Scott Dianda Cora B. Anderson House Office Building, Room S-1489 124 North Capitol Avenue Lansing, MI 48909-7514 Dear Representative Dianda, The initiative creating Michigan’s medical marijuana law passed in 2008 with an overwhelming 63% of the vote and more than 50% in every county. Unfortunately, some state officials who were opposed to the initiative when it passed have done everything they can to undermine it. Now that the Supreme Court has ruled against dispensaries in the McQueen case, patients need legislators like you to stand up for them. Fortunately, a bill has been introduced that would explicitly recognize, and strictly regulate, medical marijuana dispensaries in cities that allow them. The bill, HB 4271, is being sponsored by a Republican, Mike Callton. Rep. Callton has a background in providing treatment to people with chronic pain issues, and the bill was developed in consultation with other members of the House Judiciary Committee. It’s a sound proposal that sets sensible standards for security and safety and allows local municipalities to regulate dispensaries further or prohibit them entirely. Please let me know where you stand on HB 4271, and thanks for your time. Sincerely, Mr. Keith Almli 16816 Skanee Rd Lanse, MI 49946-9021 ”   — Diandas office replied:   “Dear Mr. Almli, Thank you for contacting my office. I have read Rep. Callton’s bill and like many of its provisions. I like that it establishes local control by allowing communities to decide whether they want medical marijuana distributors within their limits. Local governments that do say Yes to dispensaries can choose how they want to license facilities, and whether or not to mandate medical marijuana testing for mold or other impurities. The bill also sets forth some basic and fair restrictions, like limiting advertising for marijuana, prohibiting consumption on-site, ensuring that distributor employees are over 21 years of age, and ensuring that distributors will not be within 1,000 feet of schools. I will continue to follow this legislation and look forward to hearing testimony on the bill. I am ready to consider any legislation that would provide more clarity to communities and patients. Thank you again for contacting us. Sincerely, State Representative Scott Dianda Serving Michigan’s 110th House District Office: 888.663.4031“

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E-mail Flaws and Correction to Latest E-mail.

Posted by on Feb 20, 2013 in Delegates, Website Work | 0 comments

E-mail Flaws and Correction to Latest E-mail.

Mailing List Correction There was an email that went out that was tied to Brian Sommerfield’s campaign for 1st District Chair, this E-mail was actually mailed by “Tom Jefferson” with the subject “Establishment Politics playing out in Michigan’s 1st District”  This email did not come from Brian Sommerfield, it was from another client that I work for.  When the email list was copied over, the bottom of it was mistakenly copied as well.   This was done in error and in no way was authorized by Brian. I’m sorry for any confusion that this e-mail may have caused. Keith Almli    

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Medical Marijuana Patients under fire from Michigan Supreme Court Decision

Posted by on Feb 9, 2013 in Medical Marijuana, Michigan | 0 comments

The Michigan Supreme court has apparently concluded “Dispensaries selling medical pot can be shut down as public nuisance” according to mlive. Anti Marijuana – Attorney General Schuette, who along with Isabella County Prosecutor Larry Burdick filed the original complaint to shut down the CA dispensary, plans to send a letter to prosecutors in all 83 Michigan counties with instructions on how to file similar nuisance complaints. “Today Michigan’s highest Court clarified that this law is narrowly focused to help the seriously ill, not an open door to unrestricted retail marijuana sales,” Schuette said in a statement. “Dispensaries will have to close their doors. Sales or transfers between patients or between caregivers and patients other than their own are not permitted under the Medical Marijuana Act.”   AG Bill Schuette has been pushing an anti Medical Marijuana agenda during his term, although the people of Michigan clearly spoke for Medical Marijuana laws, there are several news articles such as this old article. A video response to a medical marijuana question: [youtube]ctMcmtajvfc[/youtube]

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Baragacounty.org

Posted by on Feb 8, 2013 in Baraga County | 0 comments

I’m glad to see the website is finally up and going!  Check it out www.Baragacounty.org

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Fatal Portage Twp. crash

Posted by on Jan 8, 2013 in Houghton County, Keith Almli in the News | 0 comments

Fatal Portage Twp. crash

January 8, 2013 The Daily Mining Gazette http://www.mininggazette.com/page/content.detail/id/528305.html PORTAGE TOWNSHIP – One person was killed in a two-vehicle car crash on Askel Road in Portage Township Monday night. About 6:30 p.m., Rick VanAlstine, 52, of Pelkie, was driving east on Askel Road when he hit a deer that ran into the roadway. He lost control of the vehicle and skidded into the westbound lane, where he hit a vehicle driven by Gloria Karinen, 65, of Pelkie, the Michigan State Police Calumet Post said. Karinen was pronounced dead at the scene. Road conditions were described as mostly clear, with some patchy ice. Article Photos Photo courtesy Keith Almli II A Pelkie woman died Monday in a two-vehicle crash on Askel Road in Portage Township. VanAlstine was taken to Portage Health, then later taken to Marquette General Hospital. The MSP was assisted at the scene by Otter Lake First Responders, Hurontown Fire & Rescue and Mercy EMS. The investigation is ongoing.  

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UPDATED: Angry Union Protesters Shout Down Tea Partiers in Mich. (and State Rep. Vows Violence)

Posted by on Dec 11, 2012 in Keith Almli in the News, Unions | 0 comments

UPDATED: Angry Union Protesters Shout Down Tea Partiers in Mich. (and State Rep. Vows Violence)

Dec. 11, 2012 11:36am Becket Adams SOURCE Although it’s pretty much a sure thing that Michigan will pass right-to-work legislation that prohibits unions from collecting fees from nonunion workers, pro-union activists are turning out in droves to fight the bill with everything they have. And things are starting to heat up. For instance, the following video shows peaceful Tea Partiers on the State Capitol building steps getting shouted down by a handful of angry union demonstrators [via Breitbart]: “Hundreds streamed into the state Capitol at 7:30 a.m. when the Michigan State Police opened its doors to protesters who had been standing in line as early as 5:30 a.m.,” the Detroit News reports. The State Capitol building has attracted both supporters and opponents of the bill. “I left at about 7 o’clock last night, and I haven’t been to bed yet,” pro-right-to-work Keith Almli, who drove all night to get to the state building, told the Detroit News. Another pro-right-to-work supporter voiced his opinion. “Why should a person be a slave to unions because he or she wants to work,” asked Don Peterson, 73, of Williamston, Mich. “People should have the right to work without having to pay union dues.” Eddie Nyhus, on the other hand, fiercely opposed the legislation. “Without the union, you’re nothing but a slave,” said Nyhus. Shunya Cleveland sided with Nyhus “I’ve supported the Detroit Federation of Teachers, UAW, Uniroyal and now AFSCME,” said Cleveland. “This is just wrong. Isn’t that our building up there in Lansing? Don’t we support it with our tax dollars? We are going to throw barricades around that building. “I’m going to jail today!” As the day has progressed, it seems that words have become more heated, and insults more pointed: Oh, and then there’s this: “We are going to undo 100 years of labor relations. And there will be blood. We will relive the Battle of the Overpass.” -Geiss #SaveMI — MI House Democrats (@MIHouseDems) December 11, 2012 Yes, State Representative Douglas Geiss just threatened right-to-work supporters from the floor of the Michigan House of Representatives. UPDATE – According to the multiple Twitter users, the following videos show a group of alleged pro-union activists tearing down what appears to be a tent owned by Americans for Prosperity, a group that supports right-to-work legislation [​warning: coarse language]: ​Here’s a photo of the remains of the AFP tent [via the Detroit Free Press' Kathy Gray]: (Twitter) Stay tuned for more updates. Follow Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) on Twitter

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Family’s house “Fully Insured” by All-State is covered by a measly $165.38 – NYC

Posted by on Dec 6, 2012 in All State Insurance, Bad Insurance Companies | 0 comments

Family’s house “Fully Insured” by All-State is covered by a measly $165.38 – NYC

I recently came across this story on Facebook “- HI Everyone, This is my house. We walked in through a HOLE in the front to the entire first floor COMPLETELY gone. We are fully insured. Allstate had just quoted us on the amount we are receiving. $165.38. Notice the RED tag on the door (WE ARE NOT ALLOWED IN) This is not acceptable, and basically a slap in the face. Please re-post this, Share or Whatever everyone does to make this Viral. To make Allstate know what its like to be jerked around, we are hanging the Banner in hopes of some Media Attention. Everyone who was helping from the storm, Just repost this!  Thanks!” -    Do the family a favor and share this photo to gain national attention: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4418418816299&set=a.4418418776298.227657.1163750306&type=3&theater   Can you say you’re in “good” hands?

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DANGEROUS RNC rules change! Do we NEVER want another Reagan?!

Posted by on Sep 9, 2012 in Baraga County, Constitution, First District, FirstGOP, Michigan, Michigan Republicans, RNC | 0 comments

DANGEROUS RNC rules change! Do we NEVER want another Reagan?!

Greetings, Are you wondering why everyone is up in arms over a recent RNC rule change?  Dave Agema, our newly elected RNC Committeeman, posted “This deserves another vote” on his facebook page with a link to the following TV news report from WXIX Fox 19, a station which covers Speaker John Bohemer’s home district. Please, take just a few minutes and watch this news report from the RNC convention in Tampa. You will be appalled to see what OUR OWN PARTY has done to work against its own grass roots base. If these rule changes had already been implemented, it would have blocked Ronald Regan from ever becoming president.   http://www.fox19.com/story/19423487/reality-check-rnc-rule-change-starting-a-republican-civil-war Or via Youtube:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKaXqoC4DjEHOW DARE THEY disregard our votes on critical rules changes that destroy the entire purpose of having conventions.  HOW DARE THEY read pre-scripted vote results from a TELEPROMPTER, ignoring cries for a division count,destroying all integrity in our delegation process. Do we really want our delegate seats to be sold off to the highest campaign donor?! Morton Blackwell, the Virginia RNC Committeeman and well-known national Republican leader from Virginia, who was serving on the RNC Rules committee and was trying to file a minority report opposing this rule change motion wasprevented from doing so by being kidnapped and detained on the bus. He was not allowed to get off of the bus until after the so-called “vote” had already been taken.He writes, ”What happened regarding the party rules in Tampa was a totally unnecessary but largely successful attempt to concentrate and centralize more power at the top of the party and restrict or shut off opportunities for power in the party to flow from the bottom up.” Please read Morton Blackwell’s blog post here: http://www.redstate.com/morton_c_blackwell/2012/09/04/99/ We must work hard to restore integrity to our party’s convention process, and restore our party’s credibility with voters.  The Michigan Republican Party can be commended for having already been pro-active in working to resolve this problem. It should be noted that when we replaced Saul Azunis with Dave Agema as our RNC committeman back in May, Saul Azunis still was left to serve out the remainder of his term of office, including the convention we just had in Tampa. Saul served on the RNC rules committee as well, and supported these rule changes that were crammed down our throat without a fair vote count. We have much work in the road ahead, but keep in mind — Michigan CAN be an example to other states in taking the lead on addressing these concerns of corruption and restoring honor & integrity to our republican process–a process that in its core principles and purposes will only function properly when organized from the bottom up — a system of self government of, by, and for We The People. We can not allow this most basic principle to be forgotten & replaced with a top-down system in which a small select few hold all power & make their decisions in secret. We did build this… and we can fix it! Primary Heading Subheading Click here to add your email copy and images. Thank you for being a delegate to the state convention.Our mailing address is: Michigan Reublican Party Grass Roots 520 Seymour Street Lansing, MI 48933 Add us to your address book Copyright (C) 2012 Michigan Reublican Party Grass Roots All rights reserved.

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