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West Shore Board Moves Forward, Unburdened No Longer by Conscience

At the end of the recent meeting of the WSCC where the board had just voted unanimously to grant a $240,000 figure in a separation agreement with President-in-turmoil Chuck Dillon to go with his regular retirement, and a $70,000 legal settlement of a matter involving Dillon's employment action on Julie Van Dyke,  Trustee Cowden had a few words regarding the general business of the meeting and the floor went to fellow trustee, Richard Wilson.  Richard Wilson serves as the City of Ludington's…See More
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Julie Van Dyke Receives $70K in Hush Money from WSCC as Dillon Drives Off
" Shinblind, 2012 and 2011 were especially profitable for the college, with revenue surpluses of $1,711,000 and $4,382,000 respectively!  (see this link)  The link also explains a little more about what is operating revenue,…"
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"It's fire... and it's crashing! It's crashing terrible! Oh, my! Get out of the way, please! It's burning and bursting into flames and the... and it's falling on the mooring mast. And all the folks agree that this is…"
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You can keep your insurance, doctor, medications, and rates won't go up, right?
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AQUAMAN replied to XLFD's discussion Julie Van Dyke Receives $70K in Hush Money from WSCC as Dillon Drives Off
"Paul, could you elaborate more on Ms. Fox situation? Shinblind, I too don't understand the WSCC balance sheet above. It says operating losses of $16 Million, and at the same time, non-operating profit of $1 Million. Creative accounting? or more…"
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shinblind replied to XLFD's discussion Julie Van Dyke Receives $70K in Hush Money from WSCC as Dillon Drives Off
"Does anyone have any idea where the $1,000,000+ in income that WSCC spins off every year goes?   $2.5M+ net income after expenses in 2 years is a good haul for any enterprise, especially one that is subsidized by taxpayers. How many years have…"
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XLFD replied to XLFD's discussion Dickering Over Dillon
"Aquaman, I've got the comments made at the end of the evening by the board on tape.  The only one who appeared pained and troubled about the decision on Dillon was Trustee Bruce Smith-- the other five were like a varsity basketball…"
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"Businesses that purport to be doing things for the community, but operate under secrecy, making deals with those who they can under contractual gag orders, are not doing things for the betterment of the community.  Those who operate like…"
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"I define "error as a mistake. In my opinion this certainly was no mistake."
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West Shore Board Moves Forward, Unburdened No Longer by Conscience

Started by XLFD in Waving the Torch Around Our Area 4 hours ago. 0 Replies

At the end of the recent meeting of the WSCC where the board had just voted unanimously to grant a $240,000 figure in a separation agreement with President-in-turmoil Chuck Dillon to go with his…Continue

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Julie Van Dyke Receives $70K in Hush Money from WSCC as Dillon Drives Off

Started by XLFD in Waving the Torch Around Our Area. Last reply by XLFD 20 hours ago. 8 Replies

 Did you know that the amount of revenue West Shore Community College takes in each year just from local county's property taxes (about $8.5 million) is more than the total revenues of the City of…Continue

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Consumers settles with 17 of 19 plaintiffs over wind turbine farm

Started by Dave in Torch Light. Last reply by XLFD yesterday. 3 Replies

Nice to see regular people going up against a big company and basically winning by getting the settlements. Of course Consumers does not admit any wrong doing simply saying that in the interest of…Continue

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    Spammertizing

    Over the last couple of months our members have swelled due to an advertising push by those who join, post an ad, provide a link, and possibly send messages to other members advocating some product or action.  While these are basically harmless if you ignore them, the Torch tech wizards cannot fully protect against the intruders.  I have eradicated about two dozen of these infidels, and will make it a practice to do so in the future. 

    Created by XLFD Dec 28, 2012 at 12:02pm. Last updated by XLFD Dec 28, 2012.

    Downloading Videos

    Want to download videos for a thread or just to add to our Videos library, but are having a hard time figuring it out?  It's not hard once you know how to do it.  First you will need the Video's "Embed" code; on a typical video site like Youtube they will have a "share" button you need to click, you will then see an "Embed" button you need to click.  You will see the code all in blue, you need to "copy" (as in copy and paste) this code by going to your copy command.

    Now go to the…

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    Created by XLFD Nov 23, 2011 at 10:52am. Last updated by XLFD Nov 23, 2011.

    Aviary Picture Editor

    A new service has been added.  Aviary provides a suite of creative online tools to help people create — and improve upon — photos, designs and audio clips. This Ning Extension allows you to edit photos directly inside the page. You can apply useful tweaks like cropping and red-eye reduction; edit the contrast, brightness and colors; add text to photos; and — if you’re feeling creative or playful — you can add “stickers” as an overlay to…

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    Created by XLFD Jul 17, 2011 at 1:03pm. Last updated by XLFD Jul 17, 2011.

    New Music Feature

    You will fnd a new tab on the top called Music which features a Ning application called Muziic.  It is also under the photos on the main page, and will have a list of current popular songs that you can click and play on when you feel the need for some accompanying music, and usually a You Tube video to go with it.  You can create playlists by searching for music that suits you in its vast library of tunes, and saving them-- to be loaded later.  If you don't…

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    Created by XLFD Jan 7, 2010 at 3:10pm. Last updated by XLFD Aug 13, 2010.

    Screen Shots: A Primer

    Taking screen shots is fairly easy, and can be helpful when trying to capture a "photo" of what's on your computer at the time.  It is basically a three step process.

    1)  Get what you want to take a picture of on your screen.  Find the "PrtSc" key on your computer (usually at the top right area of your keys) and press it.  Nothing will appear to have happened.

    2)  Open MS Paint or similar software. 

    3)  Go to the "edit" tab, click, and then "paste"…

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    Created by XLFD Mar 18, 2010 at 12:34am. Last updated by XLFD Mar 18, 2010.

    New Features as of 1-7-10

    You will notice two new options up on the top panel, "Chat" and "Dailies".  The first allows you to chat with anyone else who is online at the time you are, and tells you how many Torchholders are online; see the bottom to see this number and the actual dialog box comes up at the bottom of the page.

    "Dailies" actually offers three options that change daily-- a daily quote, a daily horoscope, and a daily greeting.  Check these each day before or after you touch base with the rest of…

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    Created by XLFD Jan 7, 2010 at 9:52pm. Last updated by XLFD Jan 7, 2010.

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