Archive for June, 2006

Ford motoring out of Detroit

Well some of you may or may not know that I am originally from Detroit, Michigan. I lived there for 3 years and I have an enourmous amount of family there. Many of the people in my family work or worked for the Auto industry in Detroit. In fact my grandfather retired from Chrysler. So when I come across stories about the auto industry such as this one, I really stop and take note because it affects my family. With Ford announcing that they plan to close plants in the US and eliminate 30,000 jobs it is shocking to hear that basically they plan to transfer those jobs to Mexico. Because we are now in a global economy I understad the reasons why US companies are now forced to outsource work that was traditionally done in America by Americans. The unfortunate thing is this is just the beginning, of the flow of US jobs south of the border if you don’t believe me just take a look at the following websites:

http://www.keeptexasmoving.org/

http://nascocorridor.com/

I will be adding more to this post as I research it but take a look at the links at let meknow what you think.

Myspace.com Strikes again!

Now I’m not one to knock Myspace I have met some really nice people on there but eventually I can see the government or someone stepping in cause this stuff is getting out of hand. i think there has been 3 murders as direct results of Myspace and this might have been the 4th if it had not been averted. Take a look at this article about this girl from Michigan who met a dude on Myspace and went to see him in THE MIDDLE EAST. Wtf!!!

So You Think You Can Dance!!!

Ok so I know this is in a way a knock off of “American Idol” but I really enjoy Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” when you get a chance check it out but it brought me to a group that is on there and their dancing is amazing so i thought I would share. The group is called “Sickstep“. You really should check them out right now the video is down on their website but if you go to YouTube and do a search for “Sickstep” you will find tons of videos by these guys. Actually watching them hipped me to a bunch of other groups like Gambler Crew, Last For One. Search for them on YouTube and check em out, pretty amazing.