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 on: April 20, 2018, 09:55:23 PM 
Started by BigRedDog - Last post by SidecarFlip
Franklin Park has a gang issue so I'm told.

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 on: April 20, 2018, 09:54:19 PM 
Started by SidecarFlip - Last post by SidecarFlip
We will see how it plays...

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 on: April 20, 2018, 03:39:20 PM 
Started by SidecarFlip - Last post by BigRedDog
The hole across the road actually 'pumped' a couple tanker loads of crude before it petered out.  If you want to drive out, we can walk back there and you can see what a mess it is.  You can see the contaminated water all around it, the full and overflowing containment pit and all the junk left.  No fence, no public restriction, nothing.  Just a crap hole in the middle of a farm field.  It's been 'sold' 3 times now. (according to state records) but nothing what so ever has been 'done' to it.

Now, the talk is of reopening it and drilling 'horizontally' to an existing well.  The only ones I know of are the 3 holes north of Cake Road, 2, next to the road way that have been dry for at least a decade and I presume not plugged and one a bit farther north that was poked about 10 years ago next to the Spohr homestead that never did squat.

The producing well (on Deerfield Road) is owned by another concern and is maintained and fenced so I'm thinking the horizontal bore will be to the Cake Road holes and that puts the bore directly under our farm. I will state here that if it's the case and they destroy our well, I'll litigate it.  O have the funds and a very zealous attorney that loves stuff like this.
 These people need to be held accountable for their actions and how those actions impact ordinary citizens and in my opinion, the MDNR is spineless.  They are more concerned with wetland mitigation and preserving mosquito's than anything else.

Nothing like a zealous attorney and an aggrieved client with deep, deep pockets!!!

You can probably sue until your pockets get a little shallower but I'm guessing there are already some pretty solid guidelines in Michigan for what happens when any business 'damages' your water supply.  it played out here in the county with some of the quarries over the years and I don't remember a single person that got any kind of a settlement from the quarries.  Some may have gotten some help paying for putting in a city water system but I'm guessing that today those people are still paying the bill every month.

If you took probably a quarter of what the attorney will take you could put in a nice big storage tank for city water and get it hauled in for a lot of years before you'll ever get to spend your 'settlement' from court.

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 on: April 20, 2018, 03:30:27 PM 
Started by SidecarFlip - Last post by BigRedDog
There is more going on out here than is being talked about to the public.  If scorn Zorn would quite dragging his fat feet and did what he was supposed to do instead of constantly stumping (and lying) to his constitutients,  things would be a lot farther along.  Some of the statements from governmental agencies like 'is it really a Karst Region, the 'company geologists (oil company that is), say no' really fly in the face of what is right and just.  I really hope Bill Lavoy runs against Zorn.  Zorn needs to go.  He's like Walberg, a 2 faced lying professional politician that is only concerned about his own well being, getting 'party favors' from the powerful lobbyists in Lansing and not about what the 'people on the ground' want.

Knowing John personally, I can vouch for his principles. He's all about the 'right thing' for Summerfield Township residents and Monroe County in general in as much as the entire county is porous limestone geology.

Zorn isn't and neither is Walberg.  2 turds that get voted in by complacient, ill informed voters.

I've watched the progression time and time again over the years. 

True 'public servants' starting off at the local level...   

some can't stand the politics involved and just fade away.

Others move up the ladder because they 'enjoy' the political 'game'.  I guess that's fortunate to a point because we do need lawmakers but some of them do a complete flip flop and just get caught up in the 'power' game. 

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 on: April 20, 2018, 03:25:35 PM 
Started by SidecarFlip - Last post by BigRedDog
Term limits and legislation addressing Karst and deep well drilling have nothing to do with each other that I can see.  Maybe you can enlighten me.  I'm all about a part time legislature and term limits.  You have a 'full time' legislature that meets 89 days a year and gets paid for 365 days.  That is BS.  Just like the MCCA and that fiasco.

Time to wake up and smell the roses.  Finally, it's the DNR, not the legislature that is doing the foot dragging right now.  The mosquito breeders are more concerned about swamps than ruining the water for thousands of residents who rely on wells for waterr

I was invited to a meeting with the DNR this morning.  I passed because I tend to call a spade a spade and I don't mince words and I'm not and never have been PC.  I will tell you I'm prepared to take whoever owns that well across from our place. if they destroy my well, over the coals.  It's gonna be about a hefty settlement you can bank on that.

Until someone puts their foot down, it will go on because it's oil and oil is money and money talks.  I'll take a slice of the pie, I'm not bashful.  The largest and most bankrolled lobby in Lansing is the oil lobby.

Zorn is an a sniveling overweight idiot, just like brother Walberg with his well (oil) in his backyard in Tipton.

I just tried to enlighten you but I also said you're too close to the situation to understand it.

Eventually you'll understand it!


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 on: April 20, 2018, 03:22:52 PM 
Started by BigRedDog - Last post by BigRedDog
Very ironic in that I started this thread yesterday and even commented about how rare an earthquake is in Michigan and what happened last night...

an earthquake...

although technically it was across the border in Canada the shock waves don't know anything about a border so they still made us shake.

We didn't feel anything but our dog sure did. 

Here's some news stories from this morning on the earthquake.  This one has a nice map and shows just how close to northern Monroe County it hit.  The first I knew about it was maybe ten minutes after 8 I saw a tweet from a someone that lives on Grosse Ile. 

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/detroit/2018/04/19/michigan-earthquake/534813002/

From Mlive...   I see they have the same map!

http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2018/04/a_36_magnitude_earthquake_occu.html#incart_2box_mlive_homepage_featured_entries

At least the NewsHerald article had a bit of humor included:



Above from:  http://www.thenewsherald.com/news/earthquake-hits-canada-downriver-area-and-everyone-runs-to-facebook/article_304757b8-44b8-11e8-90fc-4bbe2899c6c6.html

I found a couple of other creative memes regarding the lack of damage to our roads!!!




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 on: April 20, 2018, 02:54:45 PM 
Started by Professor H - Last post by blue2
You're right. She was very reserved and I would have never guessed she as an attorney.

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 on: April 20, 2018, 02:41:06 PM 
Started by SidecarFlip - Last post by SidecarFlip
Term limits and legislation addressing Karst and deep well drilling have nothing to do with each other that I can see.  Maybe you can enlighten me.  I'm all about a part time legislature and term limits.  You have a 'full time' legislature that meets 89 days a year and gets paid for 365 days.  That is BS.  Just like the MCCA and that fiasco.

Time to wake up and smell the roses.  Finally, it's the DEQ, not the legislature that is doing the foot dragging right now.  The mosquito breeders are more concerned about swamps than ruining the water for thousands of residents who rely on wells for waterr

I was invited to a meeting with the DEQ this morning.  I passed because I tend to call a spade a spade and I don't mince words and I'm not and never have been PC.  I will tell you I'm prepared to take whoever owns that well across from our place. if they destroy my well, over the coals.  It's gonna be about a hefty settlement you can bank on that.

Until someone puts their foot down, it will go on because it's oil and oil is money and money talks.  I'll take a slice of the pie, I'm not bashful.  The largest and most bankrolled lobby in Lansing is the oil lobby.

Zorn is an a sniveling overweight idiot, just like brother Walberg with his well (oil) in his backyard in Tipton.

Changed to DEQ, my mistake...

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 on: April 20, 2018, 02:35:17 PM 
Started by Professor H - Last post by BigRedDog
Is she the one that Sparty PR firm tried to dig up dirt on her by contacting ex-boyfriends?

I'm sure they've all tried to dig up dirt on her of any kind they can find.  She was one of the older gals although she was still very young when Nassar was going after her.  She's married and a Mom and an attorney now.  Not sure what kind of practice she has.  I think she's just part of the big group suing and not going on her own.  Seems like she lives in Kintucky or Tennessee or maybe South Carolina.  She even came across on TV as very down to earth and not real attorneyish (Chrome doesn't like that word)!!!

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 on: April 20, 2018, 02:29:43 PM 
Started by BigRedDog - Last post by BigRedDog
Malls are out of fashion like I said before.  Look at Northtown, all that is left is the freestanding Planet Fitness and an empty but fenced in field where FCA is parking cats.

It stood vacant for a number of years before the wrecking ball got it.

Pretty much impossible to repurpose a mall into anything viable.  I'm surprised the Marketplace at 75 and LaPlasance  hasn't either burned down or got demo'd.  Big plans there that went poof.

Franklin Park still seems to draw pretty good.

A few of the fancier malls closer to Deetroit still seem to have plenty of business. 

The big problem with NorthTowne was Toledo was way, way overbuilt and NT was situated at the very north edge of Toledo.  There weren't enough people in Bedford Township to support 'their half' of the mall.  Down there it was a case of the strongest surviving and that is what happened.


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