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by Kerry Tobin
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: FALL RIDE
Replies: 9
Views: 20993

Re: FALL RIDE

Hmm, record crowds at SARA Park seem to indicate otherwise...
by Kerry Tobin
Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: Lake Mohawksin Lake Association
Replies: 3
Views: 12659

Re: Lake Mohawksin Lake Association

tooten wrote:Carpetbaggers.


Who? I believe the authors of the letter live in Tomahawk and the Lake Association is heavily supported and run by people in Tomahawk.
by Kerry Tobin
Mon Aug 19, 2013 2:23 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: We’re in this together
Replies: 8
Views: 16991

Re: We’re in this together

Page 4 discusses Special Assessments (which are not part of the normal tax caps). http://www.revenue.wi.gov/pubs/slf/pb060.pdf And I believe the street repair portion of the job was covered by property taxes. The special assessment is for utilities (which would directly benefit those businesses, as ...
by Kerry Tobin
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:21 am
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Strip rights, then clothes
Replies: 76
Views: 75424

Re: Strip rights, then clothes

Eunice, Really, the protests in FEBRUARY caused an issue for the farmers market? I'd love to know how that affected them... I'm in managers training at the UW. As far as I know, there never has been any formal dress code for working at the UW. It is NOT in the classified staff work rules. Each indiv...
by Kerry Tobin
Thu Jul 25, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: We’re in this together
Replies: 8
Views: 16991

Re: We’re in this together

Renee, Slight problem with your statistics... First, Madison contributes far more to the state in tax revenue than it gets back (City of Madison anyway). Second, you pulled a statistic that only compared property taxes, not taxes overall. Each state makes money in different ways. Some tax income hig...
by Kerry Tobin
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:11 pm
Forum: Letters to the Editor
Topic: We’re in this together
Replies: 8
Views: 16991

Re: We’re in this together

If I remember the original news story correctly it pretty clearly pointed out the city said revenue limits imposed by the state prevent them from raising taxes more as they would have in the past, which is why they put the new policy in place before it was known there weren't going to be funds for t...
by Kerry Tobin
Mon Jun 10, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boy Scout decision on membership
Replies: 25
Views: 39707

Re: Boy Scout decision on membership

Our concern is the safety of the boys and yours is being PC. Big difference ! And our concern is irrational fear and bigotry. Big difference! So back up your concerns. Where's the factual data that gay men (or boys) are a problem? Unless the Boy Scouts have developed some magical blood test the res...
by Kerry Tobin
Mon May 27, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boy Scout decision on membership
Replies: 25
Views: 39707

Re: Boy Scout decision on membership

Unless the Boy Scouts have invented some magic test to make sure each and every Scout isn't secretly gay, I'd say if that's truly a concern for a parent then they better not ever let there kid camp anyway. They also must not allow their child to ever use a public bathroom, locker room, beach, attend...
by Kerry Tobin
Fri May 24, 2013 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Boy Scout decision on membership
Replies: 25
Views: 39707

Re: Boy Scout decision on membership

Huh, seems to me the early stipulation on the Boy Scouts of America was that the Scouts would not discriminate on the basis of race or creed. Even in the beginning the organization seems to have wanted to be inclusive of outsiders. Sorry, but anyone that thinks allowing someone with a different sexu...
by Kerry Tobin
Tue May 21, 2013 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes in the electoral college vote
Replies: 13
Views: 27848

Re: Changes in the electoral college vote

Eunice, You might want to post some sources since your information is way off. First, the City of Madison does not get the most money. Milwaukee does, by FAR. Madison received $7 million from the state compared to Milwaukee's $180 million. Cities such as Racine, Beloit and Kenosha receive more fundi...
by Kerry Tobin
Wed May 15, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changes in the electoral college vote
Replies: 13
Views: 27848

Re: Changes in the electoral college vote

http://www.historycentral.com/elections/Electoralcollgewhy.html Might be important to remember that without the electoral college the elections would basically be determined by just a few states (the ones with the largest population and who often lean much more liberal than the nation as a whole). ...
by Kerry Tobin
Thu May 09, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: So Proud of Tomahawk
Replies: 16
Views: 33663

Re: So Proud of Tomahawk

Just an update on this. After two years on the market Chromebooks are still 0.023% of worldwide web usage. By comparison, Windows RT, which is considered a disappointment, has more usage in three months... http://www.zdnet.com/first-real-world-usage-figures-suggest-chromebooks-are-struggling-7000014...
by Kerry Tobin
Sat May 04, 2013 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being American
Replies: 7
Views: 15966

Re: Being American

Wow, it's amazing how quickly we forget our history. Salem, Massachusetts - 1692-1693 - The "witches" were a threat to our children and our way of life. They needed to be round up, treated differently, and hung in order to protect ourselves. United States - 1942 - The Japanese were a threa...
by Kerry Tobin
Fri May 03, 2013 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Bad News for Scott
Replies: 1
Views: 10804

Re: More Bad News for Scott

To be fair, on at least the iTunes gift cards there might be a legitimate reason. It is relatively difficult to do authorized iOS App purchases on a very small scale. If they are using iPhones or iPads for legitimate work purposes it's often easier to use funding to buy a gift card to make the App p...
by Kerry Tobin
Thu May 02, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being American
Replies: 7
Views: 15966

Re: Being American

Strange that our courts were able to deal with things like treason adequately for hundreds of years but suddenly after 9/11 people no longer think they can do so... I don't remember seeing an asterisk or fine print when I studied the constitution. It doesn't matter how heinous the crime, American ci...
by Kerry Tobin
Thu May 02, 2013 6:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being American
Replies: 7
Views: 15966

Re: Being American

Tom B, Once again, not a single thing I suggested prevents you from buying a gun. Well, unless there is a legal reason you can't. Therefor, there is no infringement on any 2nd ammendment right. You have the right to keep and bear arms, no question about it. I find it interesting that so many of the ...
by Kerry Tobin
Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: ATV's on the streets
Replies: 31
Views: 29685

Re: ATV's on the streets

Renee, you do realize most roads don't have special bike lanes right? And bikes are allowed on the road. So are horses and buggies. Speed limits are an upper limit, the maximum speed you are allowed to go. Only divided highways typically have a minimum speed (which ATVs aren't allowed on). And many ...
by Kerry Tobin
Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: SPEARING
Replies: 11
Views: 13812

Re: SPEARING

Why do you think all the mom & pop resorts have shut down, and sold off in the past 20 yrs? It's because of the lack of fishing. Due to regulation and spearing. They were not making any money anymore. Families are no longer interested in taking a week long family vacation with the kids and go f...
by Kerry Tobin
Sun Apr 21, 2013 9:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being American
Replies: 7
Views: 15966

Being American

Please take a few moments to stop and remember what it means to be an American. It seems a lot of people are forgetting the ideas and beliefs that so many before us have fought, and died for. Also note that what was done in Boston was horrific and I truly hope those responsible are punished to the f...
by Kerry Tobin
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:27 pm
Forum: Tomahawk and the Northwoods
Topic: Shopko Hometown
Replies: 10
Views: 16178

Re: Shopko Hometown

Neup99, Gee, thanks for being helpful... Yes, there is probably some info on Shopko's site to answer (didn't see anything else that looked useful on the first page of search results) NurseNell's questions but even then it took me a little digging to find the answer to even one of the questions. If y...
by Kerry Tobin
Sat Apr 13, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control Law Proposals
Replies: 139
Views: 201907

Re: Gun Control Law Proposals

Why did homeland Security buy 1.6 billion rounds of AR-15 ammo? Are they expecting some kind of ground assault we don’t know about? Why are the police departments across this country now having problems finding that same ammo for training? Who’s really driving the costs up and why? Ah, one has to l...
by Kerry Tobin
Fri Apr 12, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control Law Proposals
Replies: 139
Views: 201907

Re: Gun Control Law Proposals

A few more statistics for people (calculated from the information already posted). 4.5 of every 1,000 (0.45%) of background checks last year led to a denial 29.8% of the denials last year were appealed Only 4.5% of the background check denials last year were overturned 1.3 of every 1,000 (0.13%) bac...
by Kerry Tobin
Fri Apr 12, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control Law Proposals
Replies: 139
Views: 201907

Re: Gun Control Law Proposals

Kerry Are you a member of the NRA? simple question yes or no Maybe just maybe if 99% of these folks commiting these acts were where the be long this would be a mute subject. Tom, I considered joining the NRA multiple times and each and every time I've decided against it. The NRA has gotten too extr...
by Kerry Tobin
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control Law Proposals
Replies: 139
Views: 201907

Re: Gun Control Law Proposals

I'm extremely defensive of the right to keep and bear arms. Maybe you are, but your consistant writings on this forum and the points you make, in my opinion, do not support such a statement. I really don't think I'm alone either. I don't understand how you can say such a thing while supporting ever...
by Kerry Tobin
Fri Apr 12, 2013 12:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gun Control Law Proposals
Replies: 139
Views: 201907

Re: Gun Control Law Proposals

I beleive I pointed out before that these data do not include false positives. In other words, a denial does not mean that a person who should not own a gun tried to buy one. The last time I looked into this over 90% of denials were in error and overturned, thus allowing the person to legaly purcha...

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