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BREAKING: Doctor Notified By State of Michigan He Is Being Monitored For Prescribing Hydroxychloroquine

Flushing – 4/18/2020 – In a shocking Facebook post on Friday, Jordan Warnsholz claimed that he was contacted immediately after writing a prescription by the State of Michigan to tell him that he was now being monitored for writing that prescription for Hydroxychloroquine.

His post, in its entirety:

“I am a medical provider, I own 2 Family Practice/urgent centers in Michigan. I want to share with you how Gov. Whitmer is destroying the healthcare sector at this time:

Whitmer, for 2 weeks, decided to decline Trumps offer of emergency federal funding to the state of Michigan, I was not able to apply for federal assistance for my businesses. When Whitmer was exposed for doing this by the Detroit Free Press she finally filed a declaration of emergency to gain access to those funds, 2 weeks after it was offered by the federal government. I was finally able to submit my application for these emergency funds for my business and was told by the federal loan officer “Sir, why didn’t you submit this application 2 weeks ago? There are now 300,000 applicants in front of you, and when the money is gone, it’s gone.” THANK YOU gov Whitmer for playing your political games and denying Michigan businesses access to emergency funding. You single-handedly bankrupted thousands of Michigan businesses due to that stunt. Whitmer is either completely incompetent, or she truly does not care about Michigan citizens.

Another point: when medical offices were told we can no longer see “non-emergency” visits in our offices….we were told we can instead do “telemed” visits over the phone. That’s great, except on the same day that order was passed, gov Whitmer decided to cut all telemed visit reimbursements by 50%!!! So she used this pandemic/emergency to ROB all healthcare facilities of revenue by 50%. Brilliant. This has also led to the bankruptcy and closure of hundreds of medical offices across the state. So again, gov Whitmer is either completely incompetent, or she truly does not care about Michigan.

Last example: I wrote a prescription for Hydroxychloroquine last week for a patient, and I got an IMMEDIATE call from the state telling me that I will now be monitored by the state for writing that script. Extremely threatening. Whitmer is a liar, she is incompetent, and her policies are literally killing people and destroying our state.”

That was the entire post, including capitalization. I confirmed it was posted under the profile named Jordan Warnsholz and that both Primary Health Services and Wellston Medical Center were in Michigan with him as a listed physician. I called the state to confirm this and did not get a response.

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New Stay-At-Home Order From Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer Blocks Gardening, Home Repairs and Fishing

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended the stay-at-home executive order on Thursday, adding many new restrictions to the new order, effective until April 30th, causing the garden area to be completely closed at the Wal-Mart on Corunna Road in Flint, Michigan on Saturday.

These new restrictions include forcing retailers to block off access to gardening supplies, home improvement supplies and any other non-essential areas of their store. These restrictions have been met with heavy resistance from both the public and other politicians in the state. At the local Wal-Mart in Flint on Saturday, access to the gardening area was blocked off and many signs were up throughout the home improvement areas saying these items could not be sold in store. What happens if someone needs to perform essential repairs to their home from an emergency situation? Ordering online may delay things and cause more damage when time is an issue.

Paint was also prohibited from being sold at the same WalMart on Saturday

Access to other areas that contained non-essential items remained open, however. Video games and electronics were wide open with no signs or blockades anywhere along with their entire makeup section and jewelry section. The store manager was not available for comment.

The video game aisle contained no signs restricting sales at the same WalMart
Is eyeliner an essential item when seeds are not?

Facebook and Twitter were saturated with posts and complaints about this new policy. They all appear to be at least 90% negative towards the new order, which also prohibits citizens from fishing and traveling between their own residences, which seems to have no logical ground. There is no evidence or research currently showing any risk from traveling in your own vehicle.

Governor Whitmer has not responded to these issues yet.

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Proposed Security Camera Draft In Flint Needs Clarity Over Facial Recognition And Access

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver came to the October 14th Special Affairs Committee meeting to present a draft to the city council that would require many businesses in the city to install a security system to their specifications.

The ordinance would require those businesses to install a security system consisting of at least 3 cameras with 1 covering the counter and register area, 1 camera providing “a clear, identifiable, full-frame image of the face of each person entering and leaving the business establishment.”, and 1 camera giving an overall view of the establishment’s parking lot. (pg 4 of the draft linked below) Businesses with multiple registers and/or entrances would require more than the 3 minimum.

According to an article from ABC 12, https://www.abc12.com/content/news/Flint-considering-ordinance-requiring-security-cameras-at-certain-businesses-563244521.html “Sgt. Booth added the cameras would not contain any facial recognition software.”, however in the meeting where the draft was presented, Councilman Eric Mays asked if the ordinance proposed contained facial recognition and the Chief of Police said, “It might… it might depending on the business and the location.”

Flint Councilman Eric Mays asks about facial recognition

To clarify this point, Sgt. Booth would technically be correct, as facial recognition is typically software based and not integrated into the hardware itself, so the cameras themselves wouldn’t have to contain it. The police would only need access to the feeds themselves and then they could run any facial recognition software on their own, which they would have according to the same article where Sgt. Booth said, “They would allow us access through a web-based program and platform. And we will be able to monitor the cameras, just like they can, on those locations.”

That describes remote access and while the draft covers unspecified access after a crime has occurred, I was unable to find any language requiring the business to provide remote access to simply monitor the cameras at anytime. One of the 3 requirements for the camera system is a full frame face image however so the raw data would be there.

I reached out on Wednesday to both the mayors office and police department for comment and clarification on the proposed draft and have not heard back.

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Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Spends An Afternoon In Flint With Mayor Karen Weaver

By Shelby Ferguson

FLINT, MI – New York Senator and Presidential candidate Kirsten Gillibrand came to Flint during her tour of the state on Friday afternoon, July 12th, bringing in her campaign bus and campaign slogan, “He broke it, we’ll fix it.” Flint Mayor Karen Weaver met the Senator at the Flint water plant to welcome her to the city and join her on a tour of the plant led by Craig Hamilton.

Senator Gillibrand asked the Mayor and Mr. Hamilton several questions about the state of the water plant and the problems it had, along with its future for Flint and they informed her of the plan to convert part of the plant into a bottling facility for water.

After the water plant tour, the Senator and Mayor headed over to the Flint landmark and home of Claressa Shields and many more greats, the Berston Field House. Berston Field House is in the midst of extensive planning and renovation thanks to the Friends of Berston and features multiple panels outside that pull condensation from the air to provide clean water for the facility. Bryant Nolden, the Executive Director of Friends of Berston, joined the Senator and Mayor in a toast to clean water, with the water provided by the panels themselves.

After leaving Berston Field House, everyone headed to downtown Flint for a walk. Senator Gillibrand and Mayor Weaver started their walk at the Flint Farmer’s Market and stopped in several downtown businesses, including Flint City T-Shirts and the Capitol Theatre.

Before leaving for her Lansing visit that night, the Senator took some questions along with the Mayor. I asked the Senator if she thought only citizens should be allowed to vote and she replied that she did. The full question and answer session with the press is here:

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My Interview With State Representative Sheldon Neeley

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By Shelby Ferguson

FLINT, MI – I recently was able to sit down with State Representative Sheldon Neeley regarding his run for Mayor of the city of Flint and topics covering the water crisis, blight, legalized gambling, recreational marijuana use, military exercises and more. My intention was to present this set of questions to all candidates and print all their answers together for the citizens of Flint. Representative Neeley was the only one who agreed to my interview request, and he did so quickly with no conditions when I reached out.

Q: Would you like to make a general statement to the voters?

Neeley: “Part of doing this interview and being the first person to agree to this particular interview is showing the level of transparency that I have and we will follow this level of transparency. The public has a right to know and have access to their elected officials that work for the public. Me agreeing to this particular interview before any of the other candidates shows that level of transparency that we will bring forth to the mayors office as we have done in the city council and the state representatives office. In every aspect transparency and truth has its importance and we believe that and we are going to provide a great example in the mayors office to just that.”

Q: Would you support a casino in the city of Flint?

Neeley: “That has been visited before in the Flint community. That was talked about a few years back, maybe about ten years back, and that was a referendum put before the people and the voters of the city of Flint. In order to support any particular initiatives like that, that would have to go before the voting public and the public would have to say yea or nay to any particular legalized gambling or legal gambling facilities inside of the city of Flint before I would put my support for or against it.”

Q: Since the legalization of cannabis last fall, there have been several different proposals put forth by different groups for previous convictions, ranging from expunging some or all previous cannabis crimes to releasing all current prisoners that are incarcerated for only cannabis crimes. Do you think anything like this should be done with previous convictions?

Neeley: “Absolutely. I think those of us of like thinking and knowing; and understanding that this is now the law of the land by a vote of the public; that individuals that have been incarcerated and/or have a crime attached to their record as it relates to marijuana, relief should be provided for those individuals and I have supported that initiative by way of putting legislation in from my current role as a state legislator to expunge those non violent misdemeanor crimes as it relates to marijuana.”

Q: Would you support public cannabis use businesses that function like bars do?

Neeley: “In the letter of the law where the legal usage of marijuana is now legal, in that aspect, I would support it in that aspect. Now as it relates to where and how bars would expand upon their services and/or use inside of their facilities, they would have to move only as is legal in the state of Michigan. Smoking in bars and public facilities are no longer allowable so I wouldn’t support any particular legislation or laws that would impede upon other laws.”

Q: In June 2015 the military conducted training exercises in the city of Flint. Would you support similar operations taking place in the future in Flint?

Neeley: “No I would not support any particular paramilitary or military activity inside the borders of Flint prosper jurisdiction to where we have any particular exercises where use of firearms or any other activities like that training type of activity would go forth. Now some training activities, if it’s training on how to rescue and different things of that nature, we would be supportive of that type of activity, but no training activity
as it relates to firearms or using any other instrument of mass destruction.”

Q: What is your plan for all the empty houses and vacant lots in the city of Flint?

Neeley: “Hopefully we can back fill that with families and start returning some of this vacant land space to new construction and some of the vacant land space to new residents and we have portions of our community, by using innovative technologies and other things, to be able to recreate land space to where we have livable space to where we have families coming back in the community to live.”

Q: Do you think the Flint Police Department was fairly portrayed in the Netflix documentary, “Flint Town”?

Neeley: “I don’t think I fairly can answer that question because I didn’t watch the full series “Flint Town”. From the small snippets I did see, I cannot give a full judgement whether it was portrayed fairly or not.”

Q: Do you agree with the charges filed to date for the Flint water crisis? (Note – This question and all others were asked on May 20th, 2019)

Neeley: “I think the charges should be more extensive and more broad. The charges that have already been given were only misdemeanor charges and I think they should have been more severe in their charging and prosecution of those individuals that broke the public trust.”

Q: Do you think Flint citizens should be awarded civil settlements from the State of Michigan from the water crisis?

Neeley: “Absolutely.”

Q: What is your plan to make sure the water problem is completely fixed?

Neeley: “This is going to be an ongoing recovery process. It’s not going to be only physical, it’s not going to only be structural, but its going to also be a mental thing because the residents of the city of Flint have experienced a traumatization and you have to have some mediation of the trauma that’s been caused to this community. So therefore you have to have some ongoing services applied beyond just the replacement of pipes to be totally recovered from this ongoing crisis. We have to have mediation at all levels; mental, physical and infrastructural.”

Q: Will you guarantee to have the water problem completely fixed by the end of your first term if elected?

Neeley: “If anybody would be able to guarantee that things could happen I would think they would be giving a false promise but we will do everything in our power to be able to make sure that every family is made whole from this water crisis and we will do everything in our power to make sure that we can get this problem behind us. We have a vision beyond this water crisis.”

Q: What will be your first action you take if sworn in?

Neeley: “We have to be able to replace the capacity in the city hall. We have many departments that don’t have leadership. We have to make sure that we have the capacity to provide services to residents. We have to abide by the city charter. We have to do all those things that’s mandated to us by law and we will fulfill every obligation that we have pursuant to law and also provide the best service available to residents by making sure we have the best qualified staff to do so.”

Q: What do you bring to the table that other candidates don’t?

Neeley: “A level of experience, teamwork, understanding, and also a vision to take us beyond the water crisis and through this particular crisis and also to give us a level of stability inside the city of Flint. We have a wealth of knowledge and wealth of experience and we stand by our track record moving this community forward.”

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EXCLUSIVE: “Michigan Mittens” Will Represent The State Of Michigan At The White House’s “Made In America” Event July 15th, 2019!

By Shelby Ferguson

It is my pleasure to announce the state of Michigan will be represented at this years “Made In America” event at the White House by “Michigan Mittens“! “Made In America” showcases businesses from each State that are American made and started in 2017, continuing each year since. This years will take place on July 15th at the White House. Last year’s event, here, featured companies of all sizes and was hosted by our President Donald J. Trump, taking place on the South Lawn.

“Michigan Mittens” (Always have a MAP on hand!) has an online store here and is also in retail locations all over Michigan, including several in the Upper Peninsula! Their “About Us” section has their origins from 2007 and states, “We are proud to say that Michigan Mittens are made in America & each pair are handled by no fewer than 9 American workers!”

That is indeed something to be proud of!

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The Cannabis Cup Delivers Despite Long Lines and Some Rain

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You could smell this bag from 20 feet away

By Shelby Ferguson

Clio, Michigan – The Cannabis Cup returned to Michigan for the first time since legalizing recreational cannabis last fall and it turned out to be a great weekend overall! Politics and ill will seemed to mostly take a break for the weekend as everyone simply enjoyed the large variety of vendors, food and music. There were several innovative cannabis products on display, including prepackaged CBD-only cigarettes and the option to add CBD to your smoothies. Pain management was a strong theme in many booths and most remained crowded throughout the weekend.

Giveaways, games and raffles were everywhere as well, with prizes ranging from a preroll or a lighter to an actual 6 foot tall cannabis plant! Some booths would just throw goodies out into the crowd, with one giving away what must have been at least 50 t-shirts.

As for the cannabis itself? You name it, it was available! One dollar joints, 20 dollar joints, FREE dabs, edibles, drinks, capsules, infused everything, vaping, clones, seeds, etc. This place had it ALL and it was some of the best quality available.

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Lil Skies checks out some of the strains available at the Cannabis Cup with some fans

The Cannabis Cup isn’t complete without some live music as well! Aside from one announced performer having a family emergency, the music delivered some great entertainment and the crowd seemed to love it, rain or shine. Busta Rhymes headlined a sold out Saturday, with Too $hort and Lil Skies finishing out Sunday. All in all, a very entertaining weekend for the cannabis world!

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Busta Rhymes had the crowd rocking!

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Too $hort delivered yet again

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“One Life For Life” Continues Their Mission To End Abortion In Genesee County

By Shelby Ferguson

FLINT – “One Life For Life” (https://www.onelifeforlife.org) has now saved the lives of 107 babies in Genesee County. They continued their mission on Saturday, May 4th, 2019 by gathering outside of the Women’s Center of Flint and Saginaw at 3422 Flushing Road in Flint, Michigan with prayer, fellowship and singing and had support from several people driving by and stopping to ask questions. It was a peaceful gathering with songs like this:

They will be having an event this Thursday for anyone who wants to volunteer and help them with their mission. Anyone interested can contact them on their website or by calling 810-605-5356.

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