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  Topic: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
Charlie Trie

Replies: 33
Views: 19625

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:56 am   Subject: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
Mike,

Thanks for scanning the hunting data on Facebook.

Teasing out the causes behind the hunter/deer kill numbers might be interesting. Note the 10 year period from 1958 - 68 when the harvest ...
  Topic: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
Charlie Trie

Replies: 33
Views: 19625

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:45 pm   Subject: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
Mike,

You've posted that DNR hunting map of Bois Blanc Island from 1974 on Facebook, showing the roads and RR grades.

You say that the back side has hunting data reaching back to the '40's. Is ...
  Topic: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
Charlie Trie

Replies: 33
Views: 19625

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 9:07 pm   Subject: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
Thanks, Mike
  Topic: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
Charlie Trie

Replies: 33
Views: 19625

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2013 12:25 pm   Subject: Ice Conditions Winter 2012-13
http://greatlakesecho.org/2013/01/17/satellites-reveal-scant-great-lakes-ice-cover/
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Charlie Trie

Replies: 35
Views: 23255

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:40 pm   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Just shows you that Senator Stevens of Alaska was right: The internet IS a series of tubes.
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Charlie Trie

Replies: 35
Views: 23255

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 11:08 pm   Subject: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Thanks!
  Topic: TDS Open Q&A Session regarding the upcoming Internet pro
Charlie Trie

Replies: 35
Views: 23255

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:16 pm   Subject: TDS fiber cable
Contractor told me that they were hoping to begin trenching and installing the fiber optic cable September 17. Have they finished? Have they started?

Any update?
  Topic: Hospital closing?
Charlie Trie

Replies: 23
Views: 11468

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 10:33 am   Subject: "The whores of the insurance lobby, AKA Republicans&quo
Comments of this sort detract from public dialog. Healthcare metrics for much of this country are discouraging. In comparison with many other countries, costs are way too high and outcome metrics a ...
  Topic: Hospital closing?
Charlie Trie

Replies: 23
Views: 11468

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:51 am   Subject: Hospital closing?
Allowing the one hospital in an area to simply close is a terrible result. Patients and the community have come to rely on the institution. In healthcare predictability is important. The sticking poin ...
  Topic: Ron Paul...Again
Charlie Trie

Replies: 215
Views: 61434

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:46 am   Subject: Ron Paul...Again
http://thisisphotobomb.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/photobomb-that-guy-well-played.jpg
  Topic: Notes from TDS/CHR Meeting 6/28/2011
Charlie Trie

Replies: 13
Views: 8147

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:38 am   Subject: Notes from TDS/CHR Meeting 6/28/2011
Whatever happened to broadband over power lines? That always seemed to be a cost effective solution for most users without the need for archeology, staking, and digging.

In many areas, fiber is pu ...
  Topic: island Storm
Charlie Trie

Replies: 5
Views: 3618

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:42 pm   Subject: island Storm
Thanks, Mike
  Topic: island Storm
Charlie Trie

Replies: 5
Views: 3618

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:38 am   Subject: Island Storm
Mike.
Back at the end of October you posted that you had heard that the big storm had toppled trees onto cottages in the Pines. Did this information turn out to be true? Do you have any pictures of d ...
  Topic: interesting photo found on the web
Charlie Trie

Replies: 9
Views: 4174

PostForum: Island History   Posted: Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:43 pm   Subject: Bois Blanc Island in Detroit River
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bois_Blanc_Island_(Ontario)
  Topic: New Tobacco Tax
Charlie Trie

Replies: 53
Views: 14099

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:31 pm   Subject: A little Tax Poem from Craigs List
Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for peanuts
Anyway!

Tax h ...
  Topic: Ice Conditions 2008-09
Charlie Trie

Replies: 102
Views: 33232

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:32 am   Subject: Ice Conditions 2008-09
Per Cheboygan Tribune, the channel remains officially open however the Mackinaw specifically went north of BBI to avoid ice disruption on its way to Green Bay.
  Topic: Island Issues
Charlie Trie

Replies: 78
Views: 36486

PostForum: BBI TOWN HALL   Posted: Wed Jan 07, 2009 2:24 am   Subject: John Engel
I suggest that on your next trip you stop by the former Stitt property. Walk back into the woods behind their house and check out the trash they left behind. Lead acid batteries, tires, etc. Then spen ...
  Topic: The Election
Charlie Trie

Replies: 66
Views: 15531

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:09 am   Subject: The Election
Pig out on this: http://seekingalpha.com/article/103202-the-shallowest-generation?
  Topic: The Election
Charlie Trie

Replies: 66
Views: 15531

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 9:03 am   Subject: The Election
As a business owner, I look forward to a change at the top. The big government borrow and spend mentality is destroying my ability to make a living and provide for my kids. I try to get the most bang ...
  Topic: The Election
Charlie Trie

Replies: 66
Views: 15531

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:17 pm   Subject: The Election
Those jobs are probably for a dozen grifters who will hit street corners with Caribou Barbie Dolls if McCain wins.

But if that other guy wins, they should do the socialist thing of walking through ...
  Topic: Private Beaches on BBI????
Charlie Trie

Replies: 48
Views: 27947

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:55 pm   Subject: Private Beaches on BBI????
Conis and Ron -

The Burt Lake thing may be totally different because it may be controlled by riparian rights, not littoral rights. If riparian, my understanding is that the adjacent property owner ...
  Topic: Private Beaches on BBI????
Charlie Trie

Replies: 48
Views: 27947

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2008 10:29 pm   Subject: Private Beaches on BBI????
Conis,

There's imprecision about defining the high water mark, but there seems to be little uncertainty about the private and public rights: ie, if a deed indicates that the property goes to the w ...
  Topic: Private Beaches on BBI????
Charlie Trie

Replies: 48
Views: 27947

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2008 1:02 pm   Subject: Private Beaches on BBI????
I don't know about specific subdivisions, but I am familiar with the Glass v. Goeckel case that appears to control Michigan rights to walk along the shores of the Great Lakes. (Here's a site with the ...
  Topic: Private Beaches on BBI????
Charlie Trie

Replies: 48
Views: 27947

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 11:20 pm   Subject: Beach ownership
Nominally the water is open to the public. (I believe that the land under water -ie, lake bottom - is public property.) Then the adjacent land up to the ordinary high water mark is public property. Wh ...
  Topic: Private Beaches on BBI????
Charlie Trie

Replies: 48
Views: 27947

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:29 pm   Subject: I think you meant crappy.
Several years ago the situation got out of hand. There were times when visitors would go to the bathroom under the trees in full view, right next to, that last cottage.

I don't think that I'd want ...
 
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