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islandliving



Joined: 21 Nov 2015
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:05 am 
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When someone calls a sitting board of directors a "rabid bunch of chauvinistic pigs". I believe, was the statement, written by your friend Ken Taylor, but too many lengthy posts ago, to find...it seems to me HE should be getting the building permits.

While I agree public officials do work for all if us, but disrespecting offices, in this way, is not the way to bring change. Just my opinion.

Tracey
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Mark



Joined: 11 Dec 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:16 am 
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K.A. Pike,

I wish it were possible to "LIKE" posts on this forum.
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bigbuck



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:27 am 
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Tracey: I would say "If the shoe fits, they need to wear it" My version. Still not sure I want to come over to hunt this fall with all the verbal shooting going on. If I get hit accidentally in the teeth I would need to see a dentist on the mainland. Good post from K.A. Pike.
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treehugger



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:33 am 
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Tracey's statement:

"While I agree public officials do work for all if us, but disrespecting offices, in this way, is not the way to bring change. Just my opinion."

Tracey: They can't be voted out, and apparently won't resign, so what would you do?
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islandliving



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:33 am 
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Pike, I was wondering if you could tell me the bridges you think I burned and what relationships you think I need to rebuild so that I can get applying for the building permits. ?? Thank you.

John McCafferty
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islandliving



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:53 am 
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Well Treehugger, I am not in support of voting them out OR making them resign...I like the board, I think that they are doing a very hard job, well. I also think that there is a lot more to their side of the story, that they (the board) cannot comment on, in a public forum....

Maybe instead of making random accusations, we should get out attend meetings and listen to the proceedings, and base our comments on first hand accounts.

Tracey
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Owen



Joined: 06 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:13 am 
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Tracey: What about those that do not think the board is doing all it can for the BI community, especially in retaining a dentist? I have a neat solution, although it was used before, to get someone to resign and leave the Island. The board must meet occasionally somewhere at the Health Center. They must also have a bathroom available. If the bathroom isn't cleaned for 20 or so days before a meeting, and a board member has to use it, they would find out how disgusting it is and storm out. Maybe shouting something like "I can't be party to this board that isn't paying attention to the well being of its dental patients." And then threaten to move to the mainland where they could have least a dentist to go to. Strictly a fictional account. But by all accounts in this topic it seems to work well.
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islandliving



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:14 am 
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WOW OWEN!!! What a brilliant IDEA. now why couldn't you have thought of this much sooner before all the name calling and degrading of people, burnt bridges, ruin relationships ect. had to happen. I am disappointed that it took you this long to come up with your wonderful idea that could have been the solution from day one. WOW!!!

John McCafferty
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islandliving



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:12 am 
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NEWS FLASH!!!! The BEAVER ISLAND solution to removing stagnant, incompetent, disliked, related, non performing, or whatever there problem is, board members from BEAVER ISLAND BOARDS. we now have the power to get them off with what we call.
"THE BATHROOM SOLUTION "

John McCafferty
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islandliving



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:04 pm 
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So Owen, your great idea has been going wild all day. I think we can market your idea nationally. "THE BATHROOM SOLUTION". The strongest detergent known for BOARD REMOVAL. I think we can market to many small communities and townships around the country. I have a call into Shark Tank already and it's looking good. I hope you will come forward and endorse your idea and we can both make a fortune. Are you in? Let me know.

John McCafferty
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Darby Campbell



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:49 pm 
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I don't live on the island but being able to participate in a lively debate such as this, regardless of ones position, I believe is one of the things that makes living on Beaver Island great!
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Darby Campbell



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:57 am 
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Is bump some secret code word?
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