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Letters 05-02-2016

Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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Best Idea for Bringing Jobs to Northern Michigan?

- March 26th, 2012  

• Build a brewery
• Finally build the Meijer store in Acme
• Elect a new governor
• Affordable housing in town
• Expand Agritourism and farming
• Artisan foods and beverages
• Ask companies to come here because it is a great place to be
• Better 3g cell service
• Better tax structure for the state
• Breaks for small business
• Bring back the fi lm incentives
• Build a tunnel under the lake to Chicago
• Create a huge new wedding/entertainment venue
• Bring in a Trader Joe’s
• Bring back train service
• Build more golf courses
• Buy more local made products!
• Cut wages from the top and give more to
the honest hard working people
• Developing our wine and food tourism industry
• Don’t re-elect Obama
• Dump Rick Snyder
• Eliminate over half of all federal departments
• Enhance tourism & advertising
• Expand NMC to a medical school
• More Festivals!
• Fully legalize cannabis for both industrial and medical use
• Giant indoor waterpark
• Give new buisness a tax break
• Have a longer summer
• Hiring 50 plus year olds
• Reopen Sugarloaf as premiere ski resort!!
• Keep stores open later and the nightlife thriving
• Competitive taxes
• Legalize prostitution
• Less restrictions on cottage industries
• Make a Judes hospital here
• Make more movies here
• No taxes for sole proprietors for first year in business
• Pay people a competitive wage
• Reduce government involvement
• Create a Science museum (all ages)
• Supercar manufacturing

 
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