2 years ago

The Michigan Dogman And The Gable Film Hoax

It is said that stories about a man-beast with a dog's head and human body walking upright around Michigan have been circulating as far back as 1887. Others point out that Native tribes of Michigan have had legends of people turning into animals that go back even farther in the state's history.

One thing is certain: We seem entertained by the whole thing.

Let's look at how this story came about and some of the sightings in years past.


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A Michigan man named Robert Fortney claims to have had an encou

2 years ago

Mounted Police Units Across the World

Mounted police units are on display across the world, but probably the most famous are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The RCMP is Canada's national police force and is recognized worldwide. It was formed in 1920 with the merger of the Royal Northwest Mounted Police and the Dominion Police, both of which were established in the late 1800s.

Historical reference to mounted police can be traced back to as early as 1629 to the Articles of War established by King Charles. In the 19th century, the British model was introduced to the United States and during this time, mounted police forces were utilized in India, Canada, the Middle East, Africa and the Pacific colonies. The mounte

2 years ago

Grand Taxi Etiquette When Traveling in Morocco

Grand Taxis in Azilal

Getting around is one of the primary concerns for tourists and visitors in a new country. In Morocco, there are many travel options: planes, trains, buses (both swank and basic), rental cars and tour buses but many travelers are only aware of those that appear on the internet. One of the best and easiest ways to traverse the country, from Tangier to Tan-Tan, is by using grand taxi

2 years ago

Traverse City pilot helps you to join the exclusive Mile High Club

Are you looking for an unusual vacation adventure? Traverse City might be a place to consider; especially if you wish to join an exclusive club - 'The Mile High Club', that is.

Traverse City is a popular Michigan location to visit for its freshwater beaches, vineyards, golf courses and numerous forests. The Traverse City area is the largest producer of tart cherries in the United States, celebrated with a week-long festival that draws approximately 500,000 visitors.

Now Traverse City can add one more attraction to its long list of year-round activities. Willing participants can join the Mile High Club. A Michigan pilot is offering his Piper Cherokee Six plane for scenic flights or a romantic encounter. The plane has its rear seats removed and a bed is in the former seat location.

According to the official Mile High Club website:

To spare the embarrassment for those who aren't quite daring enough to make their way back to the lavatory on a red-eye or transatlantic flight, mile high operations have been cropping up all over the country, offering couples the chance to climb aboard a custom-outfitted aircraft for their aerial pleasures.

To join the Mile High Club, two people engage in sexual activity (sexual intercourse) at an altitude of no less than 5,280 feet (a mile above the earth) in an airplane. The Mile High Club is said to have been started in 1916 by Lawrence Sperry, a daredevil pilot and inventor of the automatic pilot. The story of the first recorded members can be found at the website

The Mile High Club Traverse City website offers suggestions about your one-hour ride; viewing a sunset over Lake Michigan, chocolate and flowers or just enjoying the beautiful views. Cost for the plane ride is $390 and includes a Certificate of Exclusive Membership.


2 years ago

After 2 Days on the Run, Calf Is Found in Northern Michigan

Kash finally made it home after a few days. A missing dog? No, a missing calf.

Allison Fewless says her 650-pound calf was found wandering in the woods Tuesday in Grand Traverse County in northern Michigan, two days after he ran away during a walk.

The teenager tells The Grand Rapids Press ( http://bit.ly/1MXhIMP ) that Kash had traveled 4 miles from home in the Kingsley area. Allison says her calf will be competing soon at the Michigan State University Winter Beef Classic.

She says she's just happy that "my moo is home."

Information from: The Grand Rapids Press, http://www.mlive.com/grand-rapids


2 years ago

Rosemont Media to Exhibit Responsive Website Designs at Annual ASCRS-ASOA Convention | Reuters

During the 2015 ASCRS-ASOA Symposium & Congress, Medical Website Design and Marketing Firm Rosemont Media Will Showcase the Benefits of Adaptable Formatting For Modern Ophthalmology Websites

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2015) - In the second to last week of April, two events will occur: the 2015 ASCRS-ASOA Symposium & Congress will take place, and Google will update its page ranking algorithm to include "mobile-friendly" design as a benefiting factor. Rosemont Media, a comprehensive medical marketing and website design firm in San Diego, will be attending the former e

2 years ago

Record 28 million Americans on food stamps – Cafferty File


FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

Here's a heart-breaking statistic. We tout ourselves as the richest country in the world. But the number of Americans receiving food stamps is projected to reach 28 million this year.

The New York Times reports this is the highest level since the food stamp program began in the nineteen sixties.

The number of recipients around the country who have near poverty incomes to qualify for the aid are staggering. Fourteen states have seen record increases in the number of people on food stamps just since last December. Among them, Michigan, where it's one in eight, West Virginia where it's one in six, and Ohio, where it's one in ten. Of the 50 states, 40 saw their numbers rise with several of them actually seeing increases of ten percent or more.

While the federal government is bailing out failing investment banks like Bear Stearns, an estimated two million people are looking at the possible loss of their homes through foreclosure. Last month the U.S. economy actually lost sixty three thousand jobs. While the cost of food is expected to go up by four percent this year, and the average cost of a gallon of gas is three dollars and twenty nine cents... almost a dollar more than it was a year ago. Some experts predict $4 a gallon gasoline this Spring.

Heres my question to you: Whats the answer to a record 28 million Americans being on food stamps?

Interested to know which ones made it on air?

Harold from Anchorage, Alaska writes:

Jack, America needs jobs. Good jobs. While Bush is bailing out big business, the middle class is left to lick up "tinkle down" economics. Perhaps a 21st century version of the CCC(a public works program) is in order; help out the people and rebuild our disintegrating infrastructure. We'd better do something soon while we've still got a country left to save.

Cookie from South Dakota wrties:

Jack, What a sad day for our country. 28 million need assistance to EAT!! We need to bring our troops home, stop illegal immigration, and STOP all aid to all countries and take care of our own. Bring back our jobs and no buying anything from China. Add tariffs to all products made elsewhere that are brought into our country. That would be a good start. Everyone needs to buy American products to bring more jobs to our people.

Bob writes:

How about more manufacturing jobs, Jack? I lost my job last year because we could no longer compete against off shore production and the lower prices they offer. In my job search, I have seen a significant amount of age discrimination. Being over fifty and unemployed is a scary place to be.

Jack writes:

The first question I would ask is how many of those 28 million are in this country illegally? They need to go.

David writes:

Simple Jack, quit spending millions in Iraq. Bring your troops home to help rebuild your failing infrastructure and have your brave men and women in uniform spend their well earned money in their home state and country.