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Old 05-08-2012, 06:40 PM
 
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60 per cent in Marquette voted for Obama. one of the highest percentages in the nation !
Well, if you REALLY want Utopia and get all the warm fuzzies you can stand, go to Detroit where over 90% voted for Obama!
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Well, if you REALLY want Utopia and get all the warm fuzzies you can stand, go to Detroit where over 90% voted for Obama!
I don't think you want to go further , you are now off topic. This thread is about retirement in the UP. There are other threads for your remarks.
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Old 05-09-2012, 05:32 PM
 
Location: NW Lower Michigan=Heaven!
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Funny how every thread ...no matter what its about, turns into a political argument..
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Fly over country U.S.A.
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Funny how every thread ...no matter what its about, turns into a political argument..
Funny how anytime a negative comment is made about obama his supporters suddenly want to change the subject.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:46 PM
 
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Not quite the UP but Beaver Island has proved to be a constant joy in retirement for a former govt employee from the big city. Every day deepens my conviction that I'm living in the most unique, beautiful, peaceful place possible. Your concerns about politics - as best I can tell it's divided almost equally. If people disagree the subject is dropped quickly. Plenty of company on both sides. A gem of a library, a fine grocery and well stocked hardware store, and a top notch rural health center. A resident dentist. And Yes, dish tv and wireless Internet in the home. A couple of places to eat out. Good food, feel no need for more. Ten minutes from the mainland by plane. But who wants to leave? Ok, sometimes have to leave, don't overstate your case. Internet purchasing for needs not met at the stores. Need those California dried apricots! Community. Loveliness. Drive home from the sat night movie at the community center and not pass another car. Well, in the winter anyway. Pass some wild turkeys instead. Ducks line up at the post office; is today a day when the bank is open? Fast snow removal in winter. Retired so don't have to go out anyway, except that the library calls. Now summer approaches and see more people on main street, excitement over ferry running more often, people on bikes, on the dirt roads. Love the quiet in winter, love the families wandering around in summer, love the lake where you can see clear down to your toes when swimming. Try an island. It pulls at your heart.
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Old 05-13-2012, 01:11 AM
 
Location: State of Superior
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Sounds like you have found your paradise, even though it's not a part of the State of Superior!
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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Not quite the UP but Beaver Island has proved to be a constant joy in retirement for a former govt employee from the big city. Every day deepens my conviction that I'm living in the most unique, beautiful, peaceful place possible. Your concerns about politics - as best I can tell it's divided almost equally. If people disagree the subject is dropped quickly. Plenty of company on both sides. A gem of a library, a fine grocery and well stocked hardware store, and a top notch rural health center. A resident dentist. And Yes, dish tv and wireless Internet in the home. A couple of places to eat out. Good food, feel no need for more. Ten minutes from the mainland by plane. But who wants to leave? Ok, sometimes have to leave, don't overstate your case. Internet purchasing for needs not met at the stores. Need those California dried apricots! Community. Loveliness. Drive home from the sat night movie at the community center and not pass another car. Well, in the winter anyway. Pass some wild turkeys instead. Ducks line up at the post office; is today a day when the bank is open? Fast snow removal in winter. Retired so don't have to go out anyway, except that the library calls. Now summer approaches and see more people on main street, excitement over ferry running more often, people on bikes, on the dirt roads. Love the quiet in winter, love the families wandering around in summer, love the lake where you can see clear down to your toes when swimming. Try an island. It pulls at your heart.
I've wondered what life is like on Beaver Island so I thank you for this wonderful description. It sounds like a little bit of heaven.
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