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Old 02-21-2009, 06:33 PM   #15
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More than you ever wanted to know about DA U.P.:

Upper Peninsula of Michigan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Yes, I agree...this is what I found.


American Indian casinos contribute to the tourist attractions and are popular in the U.P. Originally the casinos were simple, one-room affairs. Some of the casinos are now quite elaborate and are being developed as part of resort and conference facilities, including features such as golf courses, pool and spa, dining, and rooms to accommodate guests.

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Old 02-21-2009, 06:42 PM   #16
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You can't go far in the NW without running across a Casino, and most of them are pretty big. Isn't it like that everywhere?

The PO of my trailer told me how he'd travel cross country to International without paying a single night for camping, just stay in casinos and walmarts the whole way. I've managed to avoid both so far!


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Old 02-21-2009, 08:50 PM   #17
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I know a guy nominally self employed who has not worked since July. Some con man promised to get him a shady loan for $250,000 by paying $12,500 up front.

He was supposed to get the money in August. Since then they have put him off a few days at at time. Something unexpected always comes up to stymie the loan.

At the present time his phone is cut off, his credit cards are so far behind they don't even call anymore, they were supposed to cut off his electricity on Monday, and he is 4 months behind in his mortgage payments.

He still refuses to go to work because he is going to get $250,000 tomorrow.

I told him his plan was financially unsound.But he still thinks he is going to ge t the money any day.

If you ask me he is bat **** crazy.
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:10 PM   #18
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My Stimulus Checks Are in The Mail!

I do not know about you people but I am going to get 3 stimulus checks.
As a disadvantaged, disabled person of dubious character I deserve it.
No doubt the money will be spent on the Airstream.
I mortgaged it for 10 times it value and now that my job as an investment banker is in doubt I can apply for you taxpayers to subsidize the mortgage.
Sorry that this will probably bankrupt the grandchildren but oh well, I am in the majority now.
The Airstream will be polished by illegal aliens, they work cheaper, harder you know.
I will also get the upholstery done in something gaudy, a little tacky, but good.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:17 PM   #19
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:27 AM   #20
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Your son is a good example that not all young folks are like the guy you were talking about. We should try to dwell on the positive example rather thanthe negative. I think we are about to see things start to turn in the right direction-it took us awhile to get in this shape-just like dieting, its going to take us awhile to get out of it. In the long run I believe the folks who aren't willing to put forth the effort, will be the losesrs.
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Old 02-22-2009, 06:38 AM   #21
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Not to worry, all nations great and small will print money and pass it out to keep people from exercising their constitution right to demonstrate. I intent to exercise my constitutional rights while this all unfolds.
We will know what happens next by Wednesday morning. Good Luck

I am in NE Connecticut and have a 59 to polish. Email me.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:52 AM   #22
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Yea, it's a pretty big issue up there. Most business can't compete at any level because all income on the Indian land is 100% tax free....gambling proceeds, resort, etc...all tax free.

Lots of lost businesses up there around the areas where these casinos are located.
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Old 02-22-2009, 08:58 AM   #23
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I am in NE Connecticut and have a 59 to polish. Email me.

Maybe I should go into the trailer polishing business. Seems like there's a demand down there in CT, which is definitely within striking distance.

I'm at least half-serious...maybe 3/4. I think the biggest problem would be my lack of arms like this:
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Old 02-22-2009, 09:48 AM   #24
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You are sooo lucky this guy didn't take the job. Of course he would need a place to stay. He is homeless. He would have moved into your trailer, in the heated garage. Sucked you dry working and working and working on your trailer, between his job searches. I could hear the excuses now. Couldn't get to it this week, job searches kept me busy. I'm sick and just need to crash for a while. Out of cash and need another advance... He would do just enough to keep you entertained. The small progress would be made to sould like huge efforts.

After about a year of frustrating issues trying to get him to complete the job you hired him for, you would have to get the Sheriff to come and kick him out of your trailer. Sheriffin' is what I do. Count your lucky stars this guy moved on.
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Old 02-22-2009, 10:31 AM   #25
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I been saying this ALOT lately, but I'll say it again here.

If you think the poor people have been screwing you over, just wait until you realize how bad the rich people just screwed you over. You will never get over it as long as you live. You life will never be the same.

Welfare for the poor is a bargain compared to welfare for the elite.
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Old 02-22-2009, 01:14 PM   #26
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Atta boy Josh! You go!

Originally Posted by bullydogsmom View Post
There is a guy in our area that does a very nice job buffing and polishing cars. He has done this for a long time. He has also buffed an airplane.

He has been out of work a LONG time. He has lost his business, his house has been forclosed on, he just waiting for the sheriff to put him out in March.

SO we thought maybe he'd like a job. We told him that we would remove all the awnings, we're replacing them anyway, all the running lights, all the refectors and anything else that would unbolt and we would strip all the clear coat off, Plus supply him with all the compounds and supplies he needed to polish the Airstream,and pay him $2,000.00. Oh and the AS would be in a heated garage.

Nope. he saw if it wasn't a job he could complete in a day he wasn't interested! I was kind of speachless. Our younger son who is 29 was standing there he was also speachless. This man is about to be homeless and he turns down a job.

Next morning we arrived at our garage where we have the Airstream inside a heated garage, makes it nice for working! And Harold fines a piece of the old belly pan shining like a new dime.

Josh, our son, says. "I'll do it, I'll even strip the old clear coat off for $2,000.00." So I guess our airstream will be his learning curve! He's a very, very, fussy young man, much like his father, while Josh always said he would never be that fussy. Harold Always said to him "As I am you soon shall be." And he has turned out JUST like his father! I know he'll do a great job.

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Old 07-19-2009, 07:57 PM   #27
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i completely agree Flashbackk

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Old 07-26-2009, 09:06 PM   #28
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Just bought myself an orbital buffer...

I looked for someone in my area for a long time to polish. Finally found a guy who refurbished classic cars and needed some work. He did a fantastic job but said it was way to labor intensive to ever do it again...

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