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Brad, Nothing like a home cooked meal. I can understand your thinking. I am sure your parents like you visiting and I am sure your mom gets the kitchen a cookin. I think most moms enjoy that sort of thing for s short time anyway. My mom enjoyed catering to my guests when I was on the road with the band. When we played Jamestown she would have a spread that would rival a Las Vegas buffet. I sure do miss them days. goodluck and Godspeed to ya!!
Name: Brad Durick
I would have to agree with you. As for a place for myself and my friends to stay I think I will stick to my parents house 3 miles to the west of the location that I was speaking of. I love the outdoors but staying at the old homeplace with the folks suits me just fine. They are still 12 miles from the nearest town and 5 from the nearest farm. Thanks for the thoughts
Brad, I am not too sure that would be a good idea. Most people who say they would like that are actually full of it cause they take for granted the "creature comforts" As far as What I would do with it is make a little place for yourself and friends. I think you might get into some problems with the hospitality industry and the mandates they have to follow. As long as it is not an outfitter type buisness I encourage you to investigate. But I still think you should do it for yourself and friends. The times I spend at my buddy's hunting shack is worth 2x the cost of a therapist. Best therapy in the world is to get away and think!
Name: Brad Durick
Thanks for the words of encouragment. I do have that whole scenerio right now with the exception of the cabin. I posted the hypothetical to see if anyone would respond.
The reason I posted the idea was because North Dakota is always looking for economic development. I can't think of many places that can put you back to the way things were.
I am seriously thinking of building the cabin for rent and marketing it as getting back to the early 1900s.
Brad, I wouldn't mind staying there. that's what I like. No creature comforts. just like the old days. It wouldn't hurt me one bit. Have a nice day!!
Name: Brad Durick
Here is a hypothetical. I have a place in Western North Dakota that has a cabin with no running water, no electricity and no indoor plumbing. It is located in a place with all natural prairie overlooking a river and with no roads leading in or out. As close to the land as you can be. Would anyone want to stay there?
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Name: Scott McNamee
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Thanks Marty! I appreciate it!
It was kinda fun...and the best part is Amber is just fine.
For those who are wondering...
Scott, seen your family and the new addition on the front page of Today's Herald. Congratulations, I'm glad everything went well.
Name: Scott McNamee
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Scott, I could have told you that. I hope you didn't go for the fishing. If you did, well, I think they have medications for that!!!!!hardy har har!!
hey guys-it is me in London. The fishing in England sucks...
I hope the red river is better than the Thames River!
Ill be back on monday....
According to a friend who used to work closly with the recycling program in GF, they do sell the material for profit. He also told me that Grand Forks doesn't produce enough material to make it worth the company's time and effort to just pick it up and sell it. This is where the city comes in and pay them $30k or whatever per month. It is just to guarantee that they will stay and keep the program running. I say if that is all true save the tax money and get rid of the recycling program.
I'm not totally sure about the recyling program, but I do believe it is important to conserve what we can. But I don't agree with any type of fee for the individuals or the city either. If I understand correctly the recycling company sells the materials for profit. If that is true than why should they not in turn bear the costs associated with it for the profits they recieve. Let me know if I have the info correct or not.
I am not totally up to speed on what happened at the city council last night but I am critical of the recycling program. I agree with Scott that we are forced to pay for a service that we may or may not use. Anyway you look at it that fee is a tax. I think we should go back to drop off sites and do away with that fee.
Another note is last year the city of New York suspended all city subsidized recycling programs to save money. Maybe Grand Forks should do the same.
Last night the Grand Forks City Council debated redoing the existing program for recycling.
Do any of you Grand Forks fishermen have an opinion?
If I put up a petition on the site to be printed out....would any of you be interested in signing it?
For the record: I believe the current system is lousy. Everybody pays a fee on their water bill for it. Even if you don't use it. I'd like to see us go back to drop-off centers, rather than forcing everyone to pay for a failed program.
I am with you Scott. Even after a year now the anger is still just as deep and the sorrow is still just as painful.
It is too bad that our country is based on such freedom that the freedom is what is killing us. It some times appears that the freedom is ment for the ones entering our country. Us as born and raised in the USA have to take the back seat to those who come here for shelter or a new chance on life and even those who come here to plan a massive killing spree.
Don't get me wrong, Feeedom is what we live for but there has to be a barrior. We have to start to keep in mind that our freedom can be our demise. We just can't keep letting millions of people enter our country and not think that the are all good people. Where does it stop? You can see it every day. As we all, husbands and wives, go to work each day to support our family, you look around and see others that have come here, from abroad, and can get a free ride. We meet them on our way to work as they sit in their yards, shop, or what every makes the time go by. In our jobs we serve them, wait on them, assist them and even miss out on jobs for them. Not all are bad but there has to be a limit. We should be looking out for our selves first, then be the open armed country.
Gods speed to you all.
Well said. Some might even say quite eloquent for a fisherman. Myself? I would gladly volunteer, heck I would buy a lotto ticket, for the opportunity to pull the switch, pull the trigger, or tie the rope that ended the life of anyone convicted of being a part of the attacks on 9/11/2001.
And speaking as someone who spent time in the Corps, I thank the many young Americans who are out there putting their lives on the line while sacrificing the comforts and benefits of being an American civilian. This they do for us here in good ol' U.S.A. So the next time you see someone in the U.S. Armed Forces, try to remember they are the reason we have the freedoms and safety as defined in our Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Pledge of Allegiance.
The simplest thing is to do some sort of a tribute on this date.
To be honest, I can't.
I can't even fathom the agony of those that were involved in this tragedy last year.
So I won't.
Sorry, but I'm still pissed-off at those terrorists!
It ticks me off that we haven't taken care of these guys/slime/scum/whatever you want to call them.
It still bugs me that someone would actually take a life in 'god's name'. (Note the small 'g')
It ticks me off that we have to worry about this nation. A nation of Freedom. Yeah, that's right FREEDOM.
We can hunt and fish, now, but... these losers cower in caves and plot destruction of our nation.
I'm also mad (still) that tomorrow, I will have to endure another day of 'in-your-face' repeats of the tragedy. WELL DUH!
Of course it was a tragedy! Lets see which TV station can dramatize it the best....
I'm saddened that somehow this year has passed, and while we all bow our heads, and give respect, (which is correct), we haven't kicked the asses of those responsible.
I'm also saddened, that on this day, that we've mourned the loss of lives of those who died a year ago. BUT, there is no memorial for those who've died since then.
I'm afraid of a loss of passion. I'm afraid off a loss of purpose. I'm afraid that we've somehow gotten bogged down into semantics of partisan politics with 2 months to go in our election cycle.
God help us if we pretend it's over. (And the only thing that matters is getting re-elected.)
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Others can spend all their time "remembering" that our people got killed.
For the present, I'm more in favor of remembering who killed them. Because they're still out there.
Kinda sums it up for me.