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Showing posts with label Come on Vacation Stay on Probation. Show all posts

Saturday, June 4, 2011

We all knew that free food will bring in the drunks but who knew that Taco Nite came from a mine? (No Place like home p1 4)

Continuing my adventures that were started HERE, this news story comes from the lovely portion of my homeland known as Antigo


June 3, 2011

The proposed Gogebic Taconite iron ore mine will generate approximately $1.4 billion in total state and local tax revenue over the expected 35-year life of the first phase of the mine, according to the Preliminary Tax Impact study recently completed by NorthStar Economics, Inc. — an consulting and research firm specializing in analysis of the Wisconsin economy.

The report, funded by Gogebic Taconite, said construction and operation of the proposed mine would create long-term direct and indirect tax revenues for local communities and the state.

If plans and permits are approved, the mine would be located about six miles west of Mellen in Ashland County. It would be situated on the south side of Highway 72, which runs between Hurley and Mellen.

"This Preliminary Tax Impact study clearly shows the extremely positive long-term economic benefit of the proposed mine," Bill Williams, president of Gogebic Taconite, said.

"The $1.4 billion in taxes generated by the mine will be an economic boost to both the Gogebic region and the state of Wisconsin for generations."

Actual News Story continued HERE

Saturday, December 19, 2009

No Place Like Home Pt 1

What does it say about a person when you hear where they are from?
Is there a preconceived picture relating to everywhere?
Do all zip codes come standard with a stereotype?

While I do not find myself qualifying as the atypical cheesehead, there are many things about where I am from that make up who I am. I will build upon this on an ongoing basis but I wanted to start a social experiment by posting a collection of some of the most screwed up, twisted or just down right funny stories from America's Dairyland. At some yet to be determined date in the future, I will come back to this collection to see how they all relate to themselves as well as myself.

This could get interesting.

We will start with this one.

So a Guy Walks Into a Bar With a Staplegun...

Or how about a Christmas Carol by the police department of my old home town