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AQUAMAN replied to shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
"Great find and discussion Shinblind, thanks."
3 hours ago
Willy replied to shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
"Is this for all pensions, police, executives, contract personnel  and City employees? What is startling is the per capita figure. The Council has created debts that even the children are responsible for."
4 hours ago
AQUAMAN liked shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
10 hours ago
AQUAMAN replied to XLFD's discussion The Cancer of Secretive Public Deals
"Riemer Eye Care, Cadillac, Ludington, Manistee, Shelby, and Portland, Mi.. I  know they have money to burn, but, I still don't understand this transaction, unless they need a huge tax write-off. And if Riemer is donating this, more or…"
10 hours ago
shinblind replied to shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
"Here is a comparison with Manistee. Looks like they are fiscally more conservative with funding their pensions."
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shinblind replied to shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
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"So, if you're traveling North, you can go at Muskegon, and you better be able to hold it until you get home, or at the airport Shell, say the MCSO. Great deal."
11 hours ago
John Doe Jr replied to XLFD's discussion The Cancer of Secretive Public Deals
"Blind-sighted'"
11 hours ago
shinblind replied to shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
"Here is a comparison to a few other cities in Michigan. The one thing these other cities have in common is that an Emergency City Manager has replaced the current city manager."
11 hours ago
Brad liked shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
12 hours ago
XLFD replied to shinblind's discussion Budget Magic
"Wow.  Can you link to the source and perhaps review what other similar cities have done during the same time?  That jump of nearly five million in 2015 to 2016, nearly the full COL budget, is almost unbelievable."
13 hours ago
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The Cancer of Secretive Public Deals

On November 20, 2017 the West Shore Community College (WSCC) Board of Trustees (BOT) decided to table a motion to purchase the building and property housing the former West Michigan Regional Blood and Cancer Center (at 6050 N. US 31 in Freesoil Township, aerial view below) but you might never have known that, and what happened to table that motion if you lived in Mason County. Oddly enough, a media source outside the county, the Manistee News Advocate, 'broke' the story four days after the…See More
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shinblind posted a discussion

Budget Magic

Can someone explain how Ludington's unfunded pension liability went from around $3,000,000 in 2011 to $11,000,000 in 2016 ? ? ?Is this the magic the City uses to balance the budget? Underfund pensions in order to balance the books?Should we be worried?See More
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"Here's the official why from WZZM you may notice the other three are all geographically close too, in Mackinaw and Cheboygan counties:  "The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) says it will keep nearly all of the state's…"
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"I don't know what to think of this information. This video is long but interesting. I'm curious as to what others think. Is this guy a kook or does he know what he is talking about?"
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Budget Magic

Started by shinblind in Torch Light. Last reply by AQUAMAN 3 hours ago. 6 Replies

Can someone explain how Ludington's unfunded pension liability went from around $3,000,000 in 2011 to $11,000,000 in 2016 ? ? ?Is this the magic the City uses to balance the budget? Underfund…Continue

The Cancer of Secretive Public Deals

Started by XLFD in Waving the Torch Around Our Area. Last reply by AQUAMAN 10 hours ago. 2 Replies

On November 20, 2017 the West Shore Community College (WSCC) Board of Trustees (BOT) decided to table a motion to purchase the building and property housing the former West Michigan Regional Blood…Continue

That Sinking, Winkie Feeling

Started by XLFD in Waving the Torch Around Our Area. Last reply by AQUAMAN on Monday. 10 Replies

Ludington City Councilor Kathy Winczewski can be a walking contradiction.  The former local science teacher, retired, has shown that her interest in science in retirement (at least) has been mostly…Continue

Another never Trumper bites the dust : Lindsey Vonn injures back in World Cup event

Started by Willy in Torch Light. Last reply by XLFD on Monday. 5 Replies

When I first heard that this Olympian ditzed Trump and said she would not go to the White House if she was invited. I thought, well, I hope she doesn't qualify or win just so we don't have another…Continue

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    The elves of the Ludington Torch were hopeful that we could move from our current Ning 2.0 network to the Ning 3.0 network shortly after our five year anniversary, but we have got news from them back that they are not currently doing any new migrations to the higher platform at this time.  We surmise that there has been problems with the migrations of other Ning sites, because some things do not transfer very well or at all, including videos and group modules. 

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    Created by XLFD Jan 3, 2015 at 12:38am. Last updated by XLFD Jan 3, 2015.

    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. 

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    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.

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

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