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    Posted by Juke Van Oss

    KEEP OFF THE ICE UNTIL IT IS SIX INCHES THICK.

    MANY ARE TAKING CHANCES WALKING ON THE ICE BEFORE IT IS SAFE.  REMEMEMBER IT IS EXPECIALLY THIN NEAR THE SHORE AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LAKE OR STREAM WHERE THE CURRENT RUNS UNDER IT.  I RECALL MANY CARS STARTED OUT ONTO THE LAKE AND SANK IN THE SHALLOW WATER.  FISHING SHOULD ALSO BE A NO-NO UNTIL THE LAKE IS WELL FROZEN.  TO BE ON THE SAFE SIDE, CARRY A ROPE AND A PICK WHICH WILL ENABLE YOU TO HOOK ON THE ICE AND PULL YOURSELF OUT.  HAVE PATIENCE BEFORE YOU PUSH THAT SHANTY OUT FROM SHORE.  

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    FISCAL CLIFF SCORE.

    OBAMA 1  AMERICA AFTER SUBSIDIES FOR PUERTO RICO RUM, NASCAR AND OTHER NICE GIFTS, -5.

    PRESIDENT OBMA GOT HIS WAY--THE RICH WILL BE SOAKED AND THE 47 PERCENT WILL STILL GET THEIR FREEBIES.

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    ITS A BOOKKEEPER'S NIGHTMARE?  

    SOME NEW TAX RULES

    Cuts on married couples making up to $450,000.  Above that amount will have a tax incresse from 35% to 39.6%.  Most people can stop worrying about extate taxes unless its over 5,000.000  dollars.  Your capital gains tax over $450,000 will increase from 15% to 20%,  A break for child tax credit, earned income tax credit and credit on some college tuition remains in effect.  Social Security returned back to 6.2%after a two year drop.

    PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER AND YELL "HELP," 

    The House may be changing it as i write this.

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    IS THIS THE DAY?

    Its cliff day if we are to believe the media.  Will we be scheduled for more taxes or will we breathe a sigh of relief.  The house has been pumping out many bills to avoid this day, but the Senate refuses to consider even discussing the house proposals.  In the background, all of this could have been avoided if the President had given up on his vendetta against the wealthy.  That however would have been contrary to the Alansky plan to socialize the system.   Are we on the side of the politicans or AMERICA?

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    IS YOUR NAME IN THE NEWSPAPER?

    A newaspaper in NewYork is publishing names of registered gun owners. Perhaps the editor does not realize it is not the registered owners who are a problem.  It is those who have stolen or otherwise obtained a gun that use it in a crime.  With the owners homes marked on a map, it opens other homes to burglary without fear of getting shot. 

    Do you think all gun owners should be earmarked like sex criminals?

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    I AM SICK AND TIRED OF THE TERM "FISCAL CLIFF."  ITS JUST A POLITICAL TERM TO   COVER UP ALL TH POLITICAL TOMFOOLERY.  COULDN'T WE CALL IT THE "PECUNIARY PRECIPICE?" FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO RELIEVE THE BOREDOM? IT WILL ALL BE HEALED WITH AN EXECUTIVE ORDER.  TAKE HEART.

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    AN AFTERNOON AT THE MOVIES

     

    The last movie I saw was  "Secretariat.' so I was unprepared for some of the things i witnessed in the movie I just saw. The movie was fine, funny, good acting and not too long, but it was the pre-views that really turned me off.

    First there were too many, about fifteen or so.  Most of them were filled with violence that only a madman could have thought of, created in a world of claymation fat blue tubs of blubber with deafening noises I had not heard since the D-Day scene in "Looking for Private Ryan."

    While all this is going on, people are marching into the theater with huge tubs of pop corn and various liquids to satisfy their hunger while the main feature is going on.  Some make severLl trips, changing their seats to make certain the view is just right.  Finally the movie got underway and order set in, until a few good lines killed the laughs. I said to myself, "Next time we rent the movie and watch it at home."  My wife may not agree.

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    HAVE YOURSELF A MERRY BIG CHRISTMAS.  GOD BLESS.   JUKE

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    ICE FISHING PLANS FELL THROUGH.......

    Some of you may remember ice fishing on Black Lake. now known as Lake Macatawa.  It was in 1930 that we got a shanty on the lake, a large two hole fishing facility with a brooder stove for total comfort.  Four people could fish comfortbly.  Itr was built on a couple of runners and we could push or tow it to a likely spot for fishing.

    There was always plenty of ice on the lake for many fishermen to enjoy the sport. When we saw the pick-ups drive out on the lake, we were sure it was safe to start fishing. Our shanty could accomodate four men and a kid (me) for an afternoon of fishing. Perch seemed to be plentiful at that time.  

    There were many hardy souls who would not use a shanty--simply drilled or chopped a hole in the ice and dropped a line in with a tip-up and waited.  Warm clothes were a necessity for this. I talked to one old fisherman who told me some guys took a pint of whisky to keep warm, but he told me he always used cold beer. It was no problem keeping it cold.  The Pine Creek Bay area could ofter have a hundred or more shanties on it, plus some of the outside fishermen. A watchful eye had to be kept on the shanties in the spring time for the beginning thaw.  Occasionally a daring driver would find himself in a car which was sinking, since the ice waa not the same thickness all over.

    Many skaters and ice boaters enjoyed the ice, and it was not unusal to see a spot cleaned off for some hockey. 

    IT WAS AN OLD FASHIONED WINTER IN MICHIGAN.

     

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    In my daily trip to work and home, I pass the building that was used as the Democratic Headquarters for Holland.  Recently I noticed the building was up for sale.  Does this mean the Democrats are no longer going to be active, or does it mean the Rebublicians are no longer going to be active. and the Democrats have won the political wars and no longer need to campaign? After all many are celebrating the end of the world Friday. 

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    There is still a lot of question about what an assault weapon really is.  It could be any gun or even a baseball bat, if used for a physical attack or killing.  It is not an automatic unless it is modified to be a rapid-fire gun like a  machine gun such as used by Baby Face Nelson and John Dillinger.  Those went out of use in 1934 except for the Military or Law Enforcement.  All others are semi-automatic weapons.  I had occasion to carry a Sub-machine gun when the battalion runner got sick and I took his job for a couple of days.  Since it is a job where goods or services are delivered to the front lines, the runner is a one man army.  The rest of the time I carried an M-1, a semi-automatic weapon.  It was a great improvement over the old Springfield, where the soldier had to open and close the bolt for every shot. No automatic weapon can be sold to any civilian today.  I think the average semi-sutomatic  rifle gives the average hunter plenty of fiie power, however many people make a hobby of guns and the more they spend, the more attached they are to them.  Had the Japs made a landing on the West Coast during WWII they would have met hot reception from the National Rifle Association.

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    i am in a computer transition-please stand by.