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The 139' Luxury Liner Ship called America (Pic and Video)

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Out sailing and came across a beautiful ship called the America. You may not be a nautical type person and may not know much about ships but they are certainly are a wonder to watch. Our nation was built by such ships that carried people and supplies. I dive in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan sometimes and came across ships that sunk and are deteriorated beyond what they once looked like (You can read about that here ). This is what a few of them may have looked like once in their full glory. Its awesome to see a wooden liner of this caliber. America is a 139' Luxury liner was build Scarano Boat Building  (Kind of interesting what they do.) in their Albany shipyard ( Yacht Chart Fleet ). You can learn a little about America and its charter HERE .  Enjoy the pic and video

1 NY for Officer Killed and 1 Injured: Gun Controversies Continue!

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Another officer was shot and with sadness we can say we haven't yet got a handle on gun violence. I think we are dealing with the availability of certain guns on one side and the right to own guns on the other side. From a domestic disturbance response issue ( violence and mental health may be at cause ) it is sad to see things turn out this way ( Meaning we need change that creates accountability and opportunity for help .). Somewhere and someday we are going to have to find the right balance between protection from gun misuse and the right to bear arms. We are not there yet...but people are certainly discussing it from a wider societal perspective. Either way, until we find a solution  it will continue forward and some will misuse them; maybe always will. :( Maybe we need to innovate the gun market to create more finger print protection. See an article by Daniel Trotta in Rueter's article ' Exclusive: Smart guns finally arriving in U.S., seeking to shake up firearms marke

Escanaba City Council Meeting January 11th, 2022: "Smart Zones"

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Escanaba's townhall was a positive step in the adjustments needed to encourage this small town to be a place where people invest, live and thrive. It was also a productive meeting because it was informative to city council members in terms of how procedures work and why they exist. You will notice that from prior meetings until this meeting there is a higher sense of team cohesion and sense of direction ( Go back to the Forming, Storming, Norming, Performing, and Adjourning stages and some of the exhibited behaviors of groups .  Tuckman's Stages ) . There will naturally be differences throughout their time in office but if they focus on actionable steps to improve future prospects and how their choices impact the lives of residence they will be accomplish much of what they set out to do. The good news is they are taking an additional step to increase personal-professional knowledge of how to manage a city and the ability to work together in a way that builds trust with communit

Verso Merges with BillerudKorsnas AB Investments in Escanaba (Delta County Economic Cluster Model)

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Verso unanimously accepted a buy out offer by BillerudKorsnas AB in a $27 per share bid that seeks to convert the Escanaba mill into a world-class, sustainable, fully integrated paperboard production site. That is good news for Escanaba and its local economy as the company invests up to an additional billion beyond the initial purchase price into paperboard operations. The strategic move into North American, near new markets and sources, will likely help BillerudKorsnas meet increased demand for green packaging in an online upswing of sales. There is more to be done in Delta County MI to attract, retain and capitalize on investments to create growth. The following provides an overview of BillerudKorsnas AB investments and how other investments in the area could lead to a growing innovation system/cluster ( Its just a model and for illustrative purposes to develop a full economic theory. ). The merger may make the Escanaba plant one of the leading facilities in the country in terms of a

Hostage Situation Texas Synagogue - Its NOT how we solve problems in this country!

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The hostage situation in Colleyville Texas highlights the reason why we need to understand how/why certain behaviors and beliefs lead to people acting in unacceptable ways.  Geopolitical issues should not be played out on our streets (of any race, group or religion). I pray for the safe release of the hostages and people's hearts will warm to a better path forward where peace can be found. A best case scenario is that the attacker/perpetrator releases the hostages and gives himself up to protect himself and society at large ( We can always hope ). There is a type of redemption for people who come to their senses and do the right thing ( Bad happened but maybe we can learn from it. Looks like from the updated new the attacker did not do the right thing and it ended in instant justice. In this case it appears justified as other lives were being scapegoated/used for the attackers desire. Threatening other lives leads to difficult choices and not the optimum outcome. A common problem w

Tsunami San Diego - A little rain....small waves.

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Tsunami Advisory for San Diego this AM. It ended up being  just a little ran and small waves. Could of course been worse but it wasn't expected to be anything grandiose by the time it hit the west coast. You might enjoy a couple of pictures of Ocean Beach last night.  I like this one. That is a photographer. 

Michigan Sees Major Investments in Infrastructure $8 Billion

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Sioux Locks, Roads, and Erosion are where some of the infrastructure money will be spent. Michigan has lots of focus on the Auto Industry and $8 Billion influx (See EV Michigan , Fed Plots Course ,  EMP Concentric , MI Infrastructure , Values and Competition China ). You may also want to read about MITA and the Michigan Infrastructure Office .