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Jul 21st 2012 4:11PM Great feat. Lake Michigan can be a dangerous body of water. Nothing was said about checking atmospheric conditions, other than noting they had enough wind. 58 miles is indeed a narrow crossing but still. Must have been lonely out there too, unless a chase boat was along for safety. In a storm on Lake Michigan, a 40 foot boat may not be safe enough. I wonder if he has life insurance an is covered for this activity.
May 28th 2012 9:40AM I am a little chagrinned by the tough description of I-68 which for me is an alternate route with much lighter traffic than the PA turnpike for my frequent travels to MI and back. The beauty and grandeur of this route are only exceded (in this area) by getting off on MD Rt 40, the historic "National Pike," arguably our first expressway. By comparison, I-68 is a cradle or rocking chair, albeit, gigantic. Many times I have traveled the byways that leave north and south of these routes to even more breath taking vistas and hair raising roads, some of which are even paved. Up and down the Appalachian range are worthy rides within access to most of the population centers on the East Coast and the East Central United States, a National Treasure.
Mar 22nd 2011 8:37PM I rarely experience a reflux, but these foods taken off my list would leave me very little affordable energy foods. Frankly, I believe that many of these reports have an alterior agenda behind them. For example, for many years eggs were declared evil. Now they're ok again.
Jan 19th 2011 10:42PM Oops, I incorrectly spelled ethanol. Please accept my appology without comment.
Jan 19th 2011 10:17PM We've already experienced the effects of large hydroelectric generators on the natural flow of rivers and it too is an ecological problem. The use of corn for ethenal is also a transfer of edible acreage into other use. Corn fields also need ratation for the soil to recover. Hmmm, perhaps sugar beets, which help to grow our national waistlines could be diverted to a fuel source. Just a thought.
Dec 27th 2010 9:38PM Too few details were disclosed in this article to determine guilt or negligence in this incident. Yet many of responders here seem eager to do that. Public mass transportation, whether air, rail or bus, with it's mass and inertia is difficult to stop or swerve to avoid contact with unexpected obstacles including people. We could all stand to be more alert for unexpected things in our paths, but sometimes these things just happen. For this pedestrian and his family and friends, it is truly a tragedy.
Dec 5th 2010 6:31AM Further evidence that this is a "Demoblog."
Dec 3rd 2010 9:43AM I re-read the article to be sure, but there is no public moneys being spent on this theme park. Tax incentives are lower tax rates to encourage development. Liberal thinking is that money (wealth) belongs to the government and anything less than 100% taxing is giving money back to whomever. It's common sense, people. That's something that is increasingly uncommon these days.
Dec 2nd 2010 7:02PM I purchased a Sony XBR4 46" LCD tv a little over two years ago at Circuit City which subsequently went out of business here. About 8 months ago, I began having problems with a distorted picture and thus began the 6 month search for my extended warranty information. Lucky for me that I had bought the extra protection AND found the documents because repairmen had to replace the entire LCD screen. Seems that there were many of these screens that failed. Bottom line, look carefully at your product for failure expectations and buy your extended warranties/performance warranties as you see fit. Note that a 5 year old computer is a donation waiting to happen though I still have my 1980's Atari ST in working order.
Aug 4th 2010 10:34PM I have been to Disney in CA, FL and also Tokyo, Japan. They are indeed magic places to be, at least once. And at these prices, for most of us that would amount to a once in a lifetime experience. But what I remember most about the one time that I was able to take my family was the cattle shoot waiting lines that could occupy nearly an hour per ride while the ride was a matter of perhaps 10 to 20 minutes, longer waiting for more popular rides. One day tickets are for the truly athletic. Multi-day tickets are for the truly wealthy or wreckless. All this is a far cry from the days Walt himself was inspiring all this family fun. Oh, yeah, and I only paid one time for admission, that with my family, as the other times, Disney was taking advantage of US Military Bands which appear at no cost to Disney.