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#315768 - 09/23/19 07:04 PM Re: RoundTable for Fall 2019 [Re: pdx rick]
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Originally Posted By: pdx rick

It pretty much comes down to this: People paranoid their government will impose tyranny on them or somehow be harmed by someone else versus an innocent bystander's right not to be killed or maimed by firearms.

Hmm

What's strange to me though, is that it looks to me that, with our current administration, we are heading to a tyrannical government - and not one gun shot was fired.

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#315771 - 09/23/19 08:46 PM Re: RoundTable for Fall 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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#315772 - 09/23/19 09:31 PM Re: RoundTable for Fall 2019 [Re: BC]
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#315773 - 09/23/19 09:32 PM Re: RoundTable for Fall 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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What do you mean, "Maybe it's a Michigan thing..."?

Of course, it is a Michigan thing. For over a century, only emergency and maintenance vehicles are allowed on the Island. From the airport to the Grand Hotel it is fairly, heavily forested and the air is fresh and natural. No place on the island is far from any place else and a horse and buggy get you there with a relaxing ride.

The only way to the island is by boat or small aircraft. The island is about 5 miles (ca. 8 km) away from the main land (the upper peninsula) and the straits both of them have strong currents making it diffucult to swim to the island, plus all the lake ship traffic just adds to the hazard. So, it is easy to control who gets to the island. This rule about motor vehicles has been in existence since 1898. Mackinac Island is also an Historical Preservation location as well as a State Park.

Here is a Wiki link to information about the Island https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mackinac_Island

Come to Michigan, go to Mackinac Island for a few days...
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#315775 - 09/23/19 11:26 PM Re: RoundTable for Fall 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I was there a little over 2 years ago. Mackinac was on my bucket list for 50 years. It did not disappoint. Pence is a jerk. I'm not surprised, really, that it created this stir.
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#315778 - 09/24/19 12:26 AM Re: RoundTable for Fall 2019 [Re: Ujest Shurly]
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Originally Posted By: Ujest Shurly
What do you mean, "Maybe it's a Michigan thing..."?

Come to Michigan, go to Mackinac Island for a few days...


Born & bred Michigander. Camp a couple weeks at the Straits every year. Lived in the UP about 7 years. Spent the day after getting married (1979) in the Soo on the island, when, by the way, they were filming ‘Somewhere in Time’ and saw two little sports cars parked by the Grand Hotel...didn’t know what they were doing at the time, but knew it was wrong. Celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary there Memorial weekend this year. wink

Just thought I’d add my avatar is me standing on the island after walking the bridge on Labor Day - 50th anniversary of Big Mac...done that ten times, including the last 6 years.


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#315785 - 09/24/19 06:15 AM Re: RoundTable for Fall 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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I heard on the car radio news today that Pence's entourage went onto some island in Michigan over the weekend and brought vehicles onto the island where there had not been a car in 100 years. Hmm
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#315788 - 09/24/19 11:26 AM Re: RoundTable for Fall 2019 [Re: pdx rick]
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I heard on the car radio news today that Pence's entourage went onto some island in Michigan over the weekend and brought vehicles onto the island where there had not been a car in 100 years. Hmm


Rick, I’d repeat Ujest Shurly’s line, “Come to Michigan, go to Mackinac Island for a few days”. You’ll understand.
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#315815 - 09/24/19 09:55 PM Re: RoundTable for Fall 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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She did it!! smile , Bow
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#315821 - 09/24/19 10:45 PM Re: RoundTable for Fall 2019 [Re: Jeffery J. Haas]
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Welp, Donald J Trump finally...FINALLY did something that Barack Obama didn't do: Trump got himself a formal impeachment inquiry.

smile
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