Sunday, May 13, 2018
Not one person yelled anything bad or negative, it was all positive support as people honked their horns and yelled out the windows driving by.. The people walking were very talkative and weren't being destructive, instead they were very constructive looking for ways to build a positive relationship with all.
Friday, April 13, 2018
I was curious to see how much FREE fun I could get from just the $5 of free money from the Michigan Online Lottery..
(This is NOT an ad, just my opinion and video.)
Really like most skeptics, I don't trust anything online involving games. Things like this can be rigged or made totally random, winning that is.. How do you trust that they are giving you a fair chance to actually win? I felt playing the free $5 they offered might give me insight on this lottery system. Watch the video or keep reading below..
As you see I ran into a few problems when the system just failed and crashed.. Not just once, but a few times and only on this website because I have never had that happen unless the entire internet went down. Maybe their server was really busy on Thursday afternoon, but I find that hard to believe because what would happen on a Friday night?
There is definitely a "fun feeling" playing online games because the toy with your brain using these "bonuses". I believe no matter what you push the same outcome will happen. Giving people the ability to experience the same feeling as you might in a casino can be dangerous to those susceptible to gambling problems.
I think for now on I'll just stick to real scratch off lottery tickets and go to the casino when I want to have fun. Sitting at home hiding in private isn't the same enjoyment as seeing and hearing many others enjoying themselves. In my opinion.
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Man Files Complaint Against Police, Then Gets Charges Recommended Against Him For Flipping Officer His Middle Finger!
(NORWAY, MICHIGAN) It appears Norway Police Chief Tom Menard has recommended charges be filed against Neil Juntunen for "Disorderly Conduct" after he "flipped him the finger and said fuck you" after cars passed his child's school bus in front of the officer on March 20, 2018. Neil says over 15 cars have now passed his child's school bus this year in front of his house just feet from the Norway School entrance.
Neil has been having these issues with cars passing the school bus (red lights flashing) since the school year began and so far the police have done nothing he says. Don't even ask about the daily stop sign violations Neil films, police say no problem exists there either. There have been many calls to police about cars passing his bus, but nothing is ever done to stop it. Now it appears police are allegedly retaliating against Neil for filing this complaint posted below, which he said he filed after their confrontation that morning. Neil says he has had enough, now it appears so has the police...
Neil has had media to his house to talk about this problem, hoping they could find a solution to his problem of making the city do something to stop these violations. That only made it worse as the city tried forcing the bus company to stop using the flashing red lights, citing a traffic hazard near the school. The bus company moved to the alley after giving Neil a choice saying they would no longer use red lights on the street after the city stated they didn't have to. Soon after the snow flew, they learned the city didn't maintain the alley in the winter. Neil says after the bus slid out of control in the alley, they moved his stop back out front of the house and said they would start using their red lights again. Apparently they realized the city was wrong in saying they didn't need to use their safety equipment on a city street...
Since October 2017 this has been a problem, it's now April 2018. How many cars do you let by your child's bus before you get mad and say things to the officer in charge?
On March 20, 2018 - Neil says as he loaded his child onto the bus, cars began to pass it. He didn't see the lights turn off, in fact he said he looked and they were on. Even the officer stated in his report that the lights stopped, but then came back on after a few cars had passed. The bus driver stated it must have been a "malfunction" of some sort... Hmm..
Apparently as the officer made contact with the bus driver, Neil walked up and was visibly upset as any parent would be thinking cars just passed the bus AGAIN but this time in front of the police chief who so far has done nothing to stop past infractions. He exchanged words with the officer, including flipping him off and telling him "fuck off" as he walked away. He then said he went to the city hall and filed the above complaint. This is where it gets weird..
This criminal complaint (below) was filed by the police chief 45 minutes after Neil filed his at the Norway City Hall..
Nice of the chief to put "Juntunen was his usual confrontational self".. Well that sounds like the police chief doesn't like him to begin with. That might be due to the constant refusal by police to do anything about the daily traffic infractions or cars passing the school bus all year long, Neil has been to many council meetings asking for them to fire this chief.. Wouldn't anyone be "confrontational" after months of being ignored and called names by city leaders? At the bottom of the criminal complaint the chief states, "I would like to note that Jununen was loud and vulgur, on a public street, and within feet of a bus driver while her window was down with young children in close proximity"..
This must be why the bus driver was asked by police to fill out a statement of what she heard. She must have been upset about what Neil said... Lets read it!
Reading her statement, it appears that she saw Neil flip off the officer but never mentioned any swear words he said.. Maybe she didn't hear it or maybe she didn't feel the children heard anything either.. The only thing she confirms is that Neil "flipped off" the officer. Most people will agree that flipping anyone your middle finger is an expression of speech, protected by the US Constitution.
Neil didn't know anything about this "criminal complaint" until he filed a FOIA request with the city. He said he was shocked to learn they wanted to press charges against him for him speaking his mind and using his "freedom of speech" as the US Constitution allows. He says he isn't surprised either, maybe the city thinks they can shut him up by filing these charges against him. I think they just opened a whole new can of worms they didn't have to..
MY SUGGESTION? Move out of that town and never look back just like I did many years ago when I learned this city places cameras in public bathrooms violating privacy laws. You can find that video on my youtube channel here.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
I'M WILLING TO BET YOU THINK THIS IS IMPOSSIBLE AND I DID TOO UNTIL I FOUND THIS EBAY AUCTION ONLINE..
Can someone please explain to me how this seller from rural upper Michigan was able to obtain 4 cases of the "hard to get and rare" McDonald's Szechuan Sauce?
It does say there is only one available on this eBay auction, but in the description it says they have (4) available? I live in Michigan and know how hard it was to get just a few handfuls of this hard to get sauce! When I went to get some from the Iron Mountain, Michigan McDonald's they would only give me a few per order.
I even joked about wanting to buy a case and they said they only had a few cases, in fact they said some UP McDonald's only got one case (depending on the local population).. Is it safe to say that these stores most likely got 2 cases each?
SO CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW THIS PERSON OBTAINED 4 CASES OF IT? I HOPE THEY CAME ABOUT IT LEGALLY AND DIDN'T DO SOMETHING STUPID..
YOU TELL ME - HOW DO YOU GET 4 CASES OF McDONALD'S SZECHUAN SAUCE?
Monday, January 22, 2018
VISITING THE EBEN ICE CAVE!
Even in winter the early birds get the worms when going to visit the EBEN ICE CAVE in Michigan's upper peninsula!
We left before 8am and headed to the ice caves (its about a 2-hour drive IF we didn't stop) but its really hard to drive through Trenary, MI without stopping where Trenary Toast is made at the Trenary Home Bakery.. Don't tell anyone, but their cinnamon buns are the best I've ever put in my mouth! A perfect treat to eat or bring with on your journal to the cave.
When you leave Trenary, its a 10 minute ride north to Eben Junction and then you are just minutes away from arriving to the place where you park and walk. The earlier you arrive the closer you can park and the better chance you'll have of experiencing the cave with less people..
I suggest you bring ice cleats you can wear on your boots that will protect you from falling, without them you'll be slipping and sliding all the way there and back. For under $10 you can pick up a pair at any sporting goods store or even Walmart.
Its about a mile walk back into the woods from the entrance and there are bathrooms on-site for you to use. The parking is limited, so chances are you'll be parking on the street. Be sure you pull as far right as you can, you'll understand when you see the pictures below. However, if you come by snowmobile you can ride right up to the woods and walk from there.
My wife (above) as we walk to the ice cave..
You'll never get to experience this alone unless you are the first to arrive or the last to leave.. As you see, we were following large groups of visitors and many more this day.
The walk in isn't too bad until the first hill leading down along a rocky ridge. Be sure you take the path leading down, if you take the upper path you'll find yourself over the top of the ice cave wondering how to get down..
(THIS IS WHERE YOU WANT ICE CLEATS ON)
As you may see in the picture above, the ground is sightly slanted down so unless to have cleats or maybe a ski pole you may end up sliding down the hill as many people did.
As you follow the trail and people, you'll come across this small "bridge" made of logs that goes across a small ravine. I've seen some unable to cross and actually got down into it to cross, I guess whatever you decide is best..
Just past this point you'll find you first big obstacle where cleats will make the difference. However there is a secret way to go if this is just too much for you.. As you sit and watch people cross this deep ravine (trust me you'll enjoy watching them), step a few feet back and look left for a pathway leading down into the woods towards Silver Creek.
Truth be told we found this way on the way out and this is after times being here.. I thought it might be nice to share that with you. If you go this way, your only obstacle is the main path leading up to the ice caves that will be icy and snow packed with running water under in places.
Many will never go this way, most will stick to the main path and cross the huge ravine.. It is a really nice way to go, as you walk through the woods with eye candy in every direction. As you work your way towards the caves, keep in mind not to climb up until your down on the main path. Once you get to the top, you'll know why I said that..
Most who finally get there have to stop and take it all in.. Unless you have a really good camera with a wide lenses, you'll never get it all in one shot. Watch as people climb down from dangerous places, these are the ones who went the wrong way. Then you've got others who climb up the steep edges to take that upper path out. This is not recommended.
I've never seen the ice caves this busy before, many taking risks that weren't necessary. You should never be climbing up ice and snow with any cleats or anything on your feet.
I guess I should share the pictures now, huh?
Remember about that early bird thought? Try it!
Proper footwear is needed, even fluffy knew that!
Many were slipping and sliding without cleats.. Some even went inside the caves, but many of them ended up falling.
Have you even been inside them?
You wonder how ice formed out of walls..
See icicles hanging everywhere overhead!
If you are daring, you'll look up and see this!
As you walk out, see many more people experiencing it for the first time. I enjoyed people watching..
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