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  Topic: Wireless internet
lighthouse

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Fri May 27, 2011 8:49 am   Subject: Wireless internet
I know this topic has been discussed, but in searching the site I never really found a solid answer. Is there a good wireless internet service that can reach the east-end other than Hughes? I have che ...
  Topic: How Obama lost me
lighthouse

Replies: 20
Views: 8013

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:39 pm   Subject: How Obama lost me
Answer is simple, if we put it in a jar, we don't spend it. If it's in the bank we do!!! This paid for half of the Disney trip.
  Topic: How Obama lost me
lighthouse

Replies: 20
Views: 8013

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 4:41 pm   Subject: How Obama lost me
My bank is a credit union and the local banks also charge the same fees. Sad!!!
  Topic: How Obama lost me
lighthouse

Replies: 20
Views: 8013

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:33 pm   Subject: How Obama lost me
While we are complaining about the government get this!! Today I took my last two years of change that I saved to the bank. We spent at least 6 hours rolling about $ 1,200.00 in change.

When I got ...
  Topic: Looking for a Home...
lighthouse

Replies: 2
Views: 4506

PostForum: For Sale or Wanted to Buy   Posted: Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:48 pm   Subject: Looking for a Home...
Not much year round employment on the island, especially with the down turn in the economy and in the construction business. Only about 45-55 year round residents. A lot of activity during the summer ...
  Topic: Downtown Cheboygan Streets GONE!
lighthouse

Replies: 24
Views: 10610

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:03 pm   Subject: Downtown Cheboygan Streets GONE!
I was there last weekend and it looks like the majority of the downtown is close to being done. I'm sure at least the main part of downtown will be open by the 4th, not sure about the entire project.
  Topic: DTV Switch
lighthouse

Replies: 81
Views: 23528

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 1:35 pm   Subject: DTV Switch
This whole deal should have been put on hold. The economy is so bad we are going to have many poor and elderly folks now without any TV. A $40.00 coupon doesn't cover the entire cost of the converter ...
  Topic: Oil Availability
lighthouse

Replies: 20
Views: 5109

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:43 pm   Subject: Oil Availability
I think you will see a big impact on travel to the island this year. Other than building the island income has not been that bad. I think you will see more places going back to the banks. Many folks t ...
  Topic: Cheap Gas Prices heading north.
lighthouse

Replies: 22
Views: 6416

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Tue May 19, 2009 8:58 pm   Subject: Cheap Gas Prices heading north.
With no one working. hence no money to travel, gas should be very abundant. I still think the oil companies have alot to do with this depression. It is not only the banks that everyone wants to blame. ...
  Topic: Detroit's Real Side
lighthouse

Replies: 83
Views: 23018

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:06 am   Subject: Detroit's Real Side
Remember our early history lessons, civilizations only last so long and begin to destroy themselves inside out. Cities, states and so on collapse in time. I hope this is not history in the making, but ...
  Topic: Detroit's Real Side
lighthouse

Replies: 83
Views: 23018

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Tue May 12, 2009 8:13 am   Subject: Detroit's Real Side
Today's news; GM will probably move it's corporate headquarters out of Detroit!!! Looks like the Ren-Cen might be headed for disaster. They had trouble filling it ever since Ford Motor left and then G ...
  Topic: Detroit's Real Side
lighthouse

Replies: 83
Views: 23018

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Mon May 11, 2009 9:15 pm   Subject: Detroit's Real Side
I agree with Dan, nothing said here is based on media accounts. This is from people who actually lived in the city or very near. To me it appears the mis-information is coming from folks that live awa ...
  Topic: Downtown Cheboygan Streets GONE!
lighthouse

Replies: 24
Views: 10610

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 7:14 pm   Subject: Downtown Cheboygan Streets GONE!
You need to come up beside Citizens Bank and cross at the light to get to the Dock.
  Topic: Detroit's Real Side
lighthouse

Replies: 83
Views: 23018

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Fri May 08, 2009 7:06 pm   Subject: Detroit's Real Side
I could find 13 people that would tell you that Detroit was the most crime free and best city to live in the entire US if you paid them. They would probably walk to BBI for a price. Means nothing to ...
  Topic: Detroit's Real Side
lighthouse

Replies: 83
Views: 23018

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Wed May 06, 2009 6:24 pm   Subject: Detroit's Real Side
I agree with Sparty1 on that, with Bing in the city might have a shot. It is still going to take years and with the economy will take much longer. We got to get people back, but how is the big questi ...
  Topic: Detroit's Real Side
lighthouse

Replies: 83
Views: 23018

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 10:31 pm   Subject: Detroit's Real Side
Mt. Sinai is now Sinai/Grace and is still open. All I will say is time will tell and I know one thing for certain, I'm no longer going to live in Detroit. If you want to improve it, you need to buy in ...
  Topic: Detroit's Real Side
lighthouse

Replies: 83
Views: 23018

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:23 pm   Subject: Detroit's Real Side
Yep, that is the Detroit I know and it is only a few blocks of it. I still don't see it getting better any time soon, unless you WANT TO MOVE YOUR FAMILY THERE!!!!
  Topic: Detroit's Real Side
lighthouse

Replies: 83
Views: 23018

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 6:55 pm   Subject: Detroit's Real Side
It is so sad what has happened to our urban communities, especially in Michigan. You are correct, that it will be your generation that will need to move young families into urban areas in large number ...
  Topic: Detroit's Real Side
lighthouse

Replies: 83
Views: 23018

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 4:55 pm   Subject: Detroit's Real Side
OK, my question remains since you seem to be so positive, do you now or did you at one time (and left), live within the corporate limits of the City of Detroit? Archer did a great job and the city sta ...
  Topic: Detroit's Real Side
lighthouse

Replies: 83
Views: 23018

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 3:33 pm   Subject: Detroit's Real Side
Uneducated, let's see? I wonder is Sparty1, currently living in the City of Detroit, with a family and sends your kids to Detroit City Schools. My uneducated experience comes from living in the City, ...
  Topic: Detroit's Real Side
lighthouse

Replies: 83
Views: 23018

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sat May 02, 2009 12:18 pm   Subject: Detroit's Real Side
I must of looked at it too fasted and missed the armed robbers, carjackers and drug dealers. I wonder where they went?
  Topic: Is it time for improved cell service on the island?
lighthouse

Replies: 20
Views: 5872

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 8:46 pm   Subject: Is it time for improved cell service on the island?
Loren's place E/of Lafayette Point, the funny thing is my daughter has a Sprint and it didn't work at the cottage. I found out that from talking to the Nextel people that since they became part of Spr ...
  Topic: Is it time for improved cell service on the island?
lighthouse

Replies: 20
Views: 5872

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 7:48 pm   Subject: Is it time for improved cell service on the island?
I get great reception from Nextel in my cottage on Lafayette Point, but the minute you get past Gibbons place the signal is gone. My wife had an Alltel until last week (now also has Nextel) and got no ...
  Topic: New Tobacco Tax
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Replies: 53
Views: 14099

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sun Apr 12, 2009 9:07 am   Subject: New Tobacco Tax
The federal government is looking now at taxing pop at 12 cents per ounce. The state wants to add a tax to beer for child abuse. Come on where does this end!!! It's time to start replacing legislators ...
  Topic: Is it time for improved cell service on the island?
lighthouse

Replies: 20
Views: 5872

PostForum: Idle Chit Chat   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:24 pm   Subject: Is it time for improved cell service on the island?
It would be great to get cell service all over the island, however it probably is not cost effective to any of the carriers to build towers on the island. This is probably especially true with the few ...
 
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