Just Say No– To Roadside Drug Tests

 

BEWARE! The roadside drug tests via saliva also gives your DNA to the state. Such an invasion of privacy is unconscionable AND unconstitutional.

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Established by the Michigan Legislature, under Public Acts 242 and 243 of 2016, the program involves having specially trained police officers (Drug Recognition Experts or DREs) do roadside drug tests of saliva of those suspected of driving while impaired (DWI) by common drugs such as amphetamines, opiates, marijuana, meth, cocaine and benzodiazepines.

Each of 26 Drug Recognition Experts, working for a dozen police agencies within the five counties, will carry a device called the Alere DDS2 oral fluid test instrument, which will be used to measure for the presence of drugs in drivers’ saliva.  A specialized swab inserted into the drivers’ mouth tells officers when there is enough saliva on it to be tested.  This swab is then inserted into the bottom of the device and in about five minutes it gives either a positive or negative result.

In those counties, the police still need a valid reason to make a traffic stop, and the DREs are trained to only conduct a saliva test after several other protocols have been followed, including well known field sobriety tests, to alert them that impairment may be present.  Due to the intrusive nature of the test, a driver has the right to refuse the oral swab.  This right comes with a cost just like refusing to consent to a breathalyzer, however, in that the driver will be given a civil infraction with a hefty $200 fine.

Yet, if you do happen to venture into one of these counties and get stopped and are asked to submit to an ‘oral fluid test’, I would recommend you take the $200 fine and refuse their offer.  I suggest you do this even if you’re like me and you’ve never taken one of these drugs in your life.  Even if you are okay with having your rights violated, refuse.  It potentially can save you from being criminally convicted and/or suffering monetary damage of which a couple of hundred dollars would seem cheap.  Trust me, but if you don’t…

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Michigan Restaurant – Legs Inn – Middle of Nowhere!

The Michigan Restaurant In The Middle Of Nowhere That’s So Worth The Journey

Michigan is home to so many talented chefs and amazing restaurants it’s sometimes hard to choose, right? How about a restaurant that’s out of the way, maybe even considered “remote” due to its unique location? There are probably many remote restaurants in Michigan, but this one in particular is so worth the journey.

The Legs Inn is a landmark in these parts and deservedly so. It’s been in the same family for more than 90 years and is one of the most unique “destination restaurants” you’ll encounter in Michigan.

Perched high on a bluff with long-range views of Lake Michigan, Legs Inn is seemingly in the middle of nowhere with views that go on forever.

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Upper Peninsula land deal poised for approval

1835 Original Seal for MichiganWHY ARE WE ALLOWING A CANADIAN COMPANY TO MINE OUR LAND IN THE UPPER PENINSULA?  WHO WILL ACTUALLY BENEFIT FROM THIS?  It won’t be the locals…perhaps jobs for “illegals”?  Couldn’t this be a likened to our fiat money we pay the private Federal Reserve to put “ink on paper” and sell to us with INTEREST to use.  We constitutionally are supposed to be creating our own money and it wouldn’t cost us a dime so “no debt” but the US Corporate Government contracted with the Private Federal Reserve Bankers (Foreigners)…. is this not similar? Why aren’t WE MINING OUR OWN LAND and keeping ALL THE PROFITS INSTEAD OF RECEIVING ROYALTIES?  Who profits from this?  It won’t be the locals as they are claiming.  IT IS ANOTHER PILLAGING OF OUR STATE’S RESOURCES BY FOREIGN COUNTRIES WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE DEFACTO STATE GOVERNMENT.  STATE LAND BELONGS TO THE PEOPLE, NOT TO THE GOVERNMENT TO DO AS THEY WILL!!

UPPER PENINSULA LAND DEAL POISED FOR APPROVAL!!

 A controversial Upper Peninsula land deal appears closer to approval.   A Canadian mining company wants to buy land and mineral rights on ten thousand of acres of state land in the Upper Peninsula.

Graymont wants to mine limestone in the area northwest of St. Ignace. The company plans surface and underground mines.

Top Department of Natural Resources officials initially opposed the land deal.

But Graymont made changes to the proposal, including increasing royalty payments to the state and promises of greater wetland protection.

DNR department heads now support the plan which is likely to be approved next week.

A controversial Upper Peninsula land deal appears closer to approv

A Canadian mining company wants to buy land and mineral rights on ten thousand acres of state land in the Upper Peninsula.

Graymont wants to mine limestone in the area northwest of St. Ignace. The company plans surface and underground mines.

Top Department of Natural Resources officials initially opposed the land deal.

But Graymont made changes to the proposal, including increasing royalty payments to the state and promises of greater wetland protection.

DNR department heads now support the plan which is likely to be approved next week.

Environmentalists and others fear the mining operation will cause irreversible damage to the region.

Marvin Roberson is with the Sierra Club.

He says the DNR should give people 30 days to review the latest proposal before taking any action. He says Graymont has submitted multiple revisions to its proposal since the beginning of the year.

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