Saturday, November 11, 2006

Jon Stryker's Democratic Empire by Akindele Akinyemi


I am about to reveal to you a shocking truth.

Why would people re-elect Jennifer Granholm in Detroit when we do not believe in this mess. She is working for Jon Stryker NOT the people of Michigan. This man is pushing for homosexuality in the classrooms and is trying to eliminate educational choices for our children and parents.


JON STRYKER
  • 428th richest person in the world and third richest in Michigan;
  • Worth an estimated 2.1 billion dollars;
  • Contributor to organizations critical of the Pope and fighting to overturn state laws preserving traditional marriage, advocates abortion and challenges “abstinence until marriage” sex education in public schools.
  • He controls 30% of his family company with his sisters, Pat & Ronda, who also rank among the richest individuals in the world.

TAKE OVER OF COLORADO PUBLIC POLICY

Stryker’s family led the Democratic takeover of the Colorado legislature in 2004 by pumping $1.4 million into state House and Senate races. Some of the stated reasons for funding the Democratic takeover included Republican spending restrictions and attempts to “ban discussion of homosexuality in classrooms…” This is the first time in decades that Democrats control the legislature. Once in power, they led the fight to stop the return of “several billion dollars” to tax payers. Instead, the legislature spent it. And in 2006? “Most of the funding for the Democratic 527s this year is expected to come from Stryker…(and others)”. (Rocky Mountain News, 9/06)

The Stryker family also spent “a record $3 million in 2002 to defeat an English-only initiative…” in Colorado.

THE ARCUS FOUNDATION

Set up by Jon Stryker in 2000, the Arcus Foundation contributes to:

Triangle Foundation
Detroit, Michigan
$60,000 over three years for general operations support. The Triangle Foundation is a statewide civil rights, advocacy and anti-violence organization serving the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) and allied communities.


American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan
Detroit, Michigan
$100,000 over two years in support of the GLBT Project in Michigan, a legal resource for Michigan’s GLBT community working in the areas of marriage and adoption, schools and youth, transgender rights, equality in the workplace, civil rights protections and law enforcement.


Planned Parenthood of South Central Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI

$200,000 for the "Building for Tomorrow" capital campaign for this leading advocate of reproductive rights and accurate sexuality information and education.


TransGender Michigan
Swartz Creek, Michigan
$10,000 for education and advocacy combating the problems faced by homeless transgender persons.


Third Level Crisis Intervention
Traverse City, Michigan
$17,000 in matching funds in support of LGBTQ youth and diversity activities and services.


Fair Housing Center of Southwest Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI
$35,000 in general operating funds to develop a state-level strategy to include "gender identity and sexual orientation" as protected characteristics against discrimination within the Michigan Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act; and work at the local level to reduce segregated housing patterns throughout Kalamazoo.


Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) – Southwest Michigan Chapter
Portage, MI
$9,300 for a Bridging Event, co-sponsored by the Kalamazoo Gay/Lesbian Resource Center and Kalamazoo Public Library in the fall of 2006, to strengthen community understanding and promote racial justice.


Over the years, ARCUS and Stryker have spent millions supporting benefits for same-sex couples, special rights to allow Gay couples to adopt, and efforts to get pro-homosexual courses included in elementary school curricula.

And while Black people were duped into re-electing Jennifer Granholm for Governor ( I cannot understand my people at all) because she lied on TV oabout how DeVos was shipping jobs to China and practicing outsourcing look at what we found on Jon Stryker's website:

Corporate Headquarters
Stryker Corporation - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

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Division Headquarters
Orthopaedic Implants
MedSurg Equipment
Stryker Orthopaedics - Mahwah, New Jersey, USA
Stryker Instruments - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
Stryker Osteosynthesis - Geneva, Switzerland
Stryker Endoscopy - San Jose, California, USA
Stryker Spine - Cestas, France
Stryker Medical - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Stryker Spine - Allendale, New Jersey, USA
Stryker Communications - Flower Mound, Texas, USA
Stryker Biotech - Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA
Stryker Imaging - Flower Mound, Texas, USA



Stryker Leibinger Micro Implants - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

Distribution Divisions
Rehabilitative Health Services

Stryker Europe, Middle East and Africa - Montreux, Switzerland
Physiotherapy Associates - Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Stryker Japan - Tokyo, Japan


Stryker Pacific - Central, Hong Kong


Stryker Canada - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada


Stryker Latin America - Miramar, Florida, USA




Manufacturing Facilities
Allendale, New Jersey, USA

Lewisville, Texas, USA
Arroyo, Puerto Rico
Limerick, Ireland
Cestas, France
L’Islet, Quebec, Canada
Cork, Ireland
Mahwah, New Jersey, USA
Freiburg, Germany
San Jose, California, USA
Herouville, France
Selzach, Switzerland
Hopkinton, Massachusetts, USA
Stetten, Germany
Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA
West Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA
Kiel, Germany




ONLY ONE PLANT IS BASED IN MICHIGAN. The rest is outside the state or out of the country.

This was a skillful plot to take control of both chambers of government in Michigan. Stryker and Granholm succeeded in taking the House. They successfully duped Black people into voting Democratic. I still cannot find one Black person to give me a intelligent reason why they voted Granholm.

Further proof that Stryker is for the LGBT community and can care less about African Americans:

“We’re particularly interested in funding programs that fight prejudice and discrimination. We strongly support the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community.”

“Transgender is an umbrella term that includes a complex spectrum of people. It includes “transexuals,” people who feel their “biological sex” does not match their inner sense of their own gender identity and who may or may not pursue surgical/chemical sex change. It includes “cross-dressers”, who may or may not consider themselves gay.”

“Nature is vastly more complex than what our cultures and religion seem to be prepared to recognize"

This is the reason why Granholm did not have an urban agenda but she is the author of pushing Cool Cities in Michigan. These are GAY hubs people. Meanwhile, Detroit can receive a "cool city" grant BUT not be considered as a cool city until it becomes more tolerant of the LGBT community.

This man pulled a fast one on everyone. He hid behind the Affirmative Action dilemma and pushed his candidates right into office. Think I'm joking take a look at this:

State Proposal - 06-2: Constitutional Amendment: Ban Affirmative Action Programs

TOTAL

COUNTY BY

CODE/NAME COUNTY Yes No
01 ALCONA 5,211 3,508 1,703
02 ALGER 3,608 2,599 1,009
03 ALLEGAN 43,428 28,471 14,957
04 ALPENA 11,607 7,088 4,519
05 ANTRIM 11,175 7,370 3,805
06 ARENAC 6,462 4,200 2,262
07 BARAGA 3,106 1,833 1,273
08 BARRY 24,726 16,362 8,364
09 BAY 45,436 28,507 16,929
10 BENZIE 8,052 4,739 3,313
11 BERRIEN 50,509 34,434 16,075
12 BRANCH 13,844 9,211 4,633
13 CALHOUN 26,245 15,794 10,451
14 CASS 15,813 10,724 5,089
15 CHARLEVOIX 10,997 7,402 3,595
16 CHEBOYGAN 11,244 7,218 4,026
17 CHIPPEWA 12,845 7,919 4,926
18 CLARE 11,302 7,188 4,114
19 CLINTON 30,247 19,592 10,655
20 CRAWFORD 5,643 3,574 2,069
21 DELTA 14,263 9,137 5,126
22 DICKINSON 9,377 6,958 2,419
23 EATON 44,812 27,484 17,328
24 EMMET 13,513 8,728 4,785
25 GENESEE 160,562 93,011 67,551
26 GLADWIN 10,560 7,119 3,441
27 GOGEBIC 5,921 4,146 1,775
28 GD. TRAVERSE 35,303 22,224 13,079
29 GRATIOT 14,698 9,278 5,420
30 HILLSDALE 15,262 11,044 4,218
31 HOUGHTON 11,422 6,813 4,609
32 HURON 13,702 9,059 4,643
33 INGHAM 102,762 49,535 53,227
34 IONIA 21,930 14,631 7,299
35 IOSCO 10,864 7,061 3,803
36 IRON 4,635 3,197 1,438
37 ISABELLA 18,395 9,852 8,543
38 JACKSON 55,370 34,268 21,102
39 KALAMAZOO 91,989 48,507 43,482
40 KALKASKA 6,352 4,309 2,043
41 KENT 234,889 141,383 93,506
42 KEWEENAW 1,138 734 404
43 LAKE 4,343 2,678 1,665
44 LAPEER 35,439 25,185 10,254
45 LEELANAU 11,863 6,809 5,054
46 LENAWEE 33,497 24,477 9,020
47 LIVINGSTON 76,086 55,282 20,804
48 LUCE 2,221 1,432 789
49 MACKINAC 5,306 3,117 2,189
50 MACOMB 306,893 209,668 97,225
51 MANISTEE 10,329 6,250 4,079
52 MARQUETTE 23,347 15,429 7,918
53 MASON 11,813 7,098 4,715
54 MECOSTA 14,511 9,554 4,957
55 MENOMINEE 7,325 4,774 2,551
56 MIDLAND 33,799 21,233 12,566
57 MISSAUKEE 6,007 3,872 2,135
58 MONROE 53,902 38,216 15,686
59 MONTCALM 21,973 14,537 7,436
60 MONTMORENCY 4,434 2,947 1,487
61 MUSKEGON 61,887 34,467 27,420
62 NEWAYGO 18,475 12,141 6,334
63 OAKLAND 498,631 284,967 213,664
64 OCEANA 10,110 6,443 3,667
65 OGEMAW 8,391 5,449 2,942
66 ONTONAGON 2,972 2,043 929
67 OSCEOLA 9,130 6,099 3,031
68 OSCODA 3,455 2,358 1,097
69 OTSEGO 10,012 6,677 3,335
70 OTTAWA 106,365 73,173 33,192
71 PRESQUE ISLE 6,193 4,071 2,122
72 ROSCOMMON 11,410 7,772 3,638
73 SAGINAW 78,567 42,901 35,666
74 ST. CLAIR 61,223 41,057 20,166
75 ST. JOSEPH 18,472 11,939 6,533
76 SANILAC 16,007 10,244 5,763
77 SCHOOLCRAFT 3,265 2,191 1,074
78 SHIAWASSEE 28,773 19,362 9,411
79 TUSCOLA 21,946 14,813 7,133
80 VAN BUREN 25,519 16,136 9,383
81 WASHTENAW 131,210 55,794 75,416
82 WAYNE 620,614 254,453 366,161
83 WEXFORD 11,802 7,777 4,025

TOTAL

COUNTY BY

CODE/NAME COUNTY Yes No
=============== ============== ============== ==============
Totals 3,676,736 2,131,096 1,545,640

Stryker wanted to see Affrimative Action go. LOOK AT HIS HOME COUNTY KALAMAZOO for God sake. And Granholm has not gone public on this issue as well. She stated all along that she was for Affirmaitve Action and the very counties that voted for her were AGAINST Affirmative Action. She has not made a statement since. Nor has Jon Stryker.

This is a plot to undermine the intelligence of Black people in the urban communites here in Michigan. They have no use for us and while Blacks did a very poor job in educating themselves on DeVos we are really up the creek.

Unless we build a One Network that will keep us rooted based on our values, education and motives.

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