February 1 2013

. February 1, 2013.
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Where’s the Love?

A British nursing home is under investigation after local government officials learned that the institution may have regularly hired prostitutes to provide companionship to elderly members of their community. The ‘Chasely’ nursing home in Eastbourne, London allegedly has a routine schedule for sex workers, who come and ‘visit’ with residents in a special room of the building and put a ‘special red sock’ on the door to ensure privacy. Many people think that this is a deplorable practice and constitutes unethical behavior, which leads me to ask — what happened to our compassion? If this isn’t an act of kindness, then what can we even call charity in 2013? The majority of the members of Chasely are ex-soldiers who are obviously very lonely and in serious need of a little adult companionship. As far as I am concerned, the staff of Chasely and these brave sex workers are heroes worthy of praise, not villains who should be condemned. 

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Year of the Horse

If fast food wasn’t already gross enough, Burger King is being accused of selling burgers that contain a small percentage of horse meat after multiple samples of their beef tested positive for trace samples of equine DNA. Burger King vice president, Diego Beamonte, commented ‘We are deeply troubled by the findings of our investigation and apologize to our guests, who trust us to source only the highest quality 100 percent beef burgers.’ Uh yeah, of course your customers trust that the burgers you sell them aren’t going to be cut with horse meat. This story illustrates how Burger King’s business practices are as greasy and terrible as their food is.

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Dude, seriously?

Lincoln, Nebraska police officers discovered a marijuana growing operation on Wednesday after a a few localscalled  911 to report that their marijuana pipes had been stolen. Officers promptly arrived at the victim’s apartment to investigate the crime, where they saw marijuana, drug paraphernalia, large bags of plant fertilizer, and ‘light shining from under a door barred with a padlock and a power cord snaking into the room.’ After obtaining a warrant, the police officers arrested a 19-year old man for cultivation of marijuana and ticketed his roommates for having marijuana paraphernalia. The level of stupidity that it takes to get busted in this fashion is truly staggering and somewhat mind boggling. Let’s just hope that these idiots learn their lesson.

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Domino’s Farms Aids Ann Arbor’s Need for Office Space

Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed

A Physician’s Perspective on Legalized Cannabis

On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.

Tiny Expo at Ann Arbor District Library—A Curated Holiday Gift Fair with Flair

The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.

New Tenants in Downtown Ypsilanti

Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode