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For you Michigan Monkeys...... Do you really feel safer?????

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by BTPost, Dec 6, 2011.

  1. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Montcalm County gets homeland security snow cone machine
    9:41 PM, Dec 5, 2011 **Montcalm County is now in possession of a $900 Arctic Blast Sno-Cone machine, thanks to a grant from the Michigan Homeland Security Program. — Daily News/Elisabeth Waldon

    Written by
    Jessica Puchala

    STANTON, Mich. (The Daily News of Greenville)- The United States is fighting terrorism - one snow cone at a time.
    Montcalm County recently received a $900 Arctic Blast Sno-Cone machine.
    The West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission (WMSRDC) is a federal- and state-designated agency responsible for managing and administrating the homeland security program in Montcalm County and 12 other counties.
    The WMSRDC recently purchased and transferred homeland security equipment to these counties - including 13 snow cone machines at a total cost of $11,700.

    Do you really feel safer? Inquiring Minds want to know??????
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  2. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    Snowball Fight!!!! LoL
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  3. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Sheer idiocy. Gad. True?
  4. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    Its for the children....in times of collapse, nothing is better than a tasty sugar coated ball of ice.
  5. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    Is it a FA snow cone machine? :D

    This how they spend our tax dollars...

    They need some early Americana; perhaps tarred and feathered then run out of town on a rail.
  6. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I want a snow cone; mint please.
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  7. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Unfortunately it's true.
    The Daily News | Blog | Montcalm County gets homeland security snow cone machine
    It will go into the re-education camp , err, scratch that. Training seminars to entice small children into their fold because, everyone loves the Ice Cream Man.

    But it must use fluoridated water and the only flavors will be Ruby Ridge Red, OKC Orange, Gitmo Green and for the real die hards, Rendition Raspberry .
  8. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    I escaped the Mitten a long time ago.

    It's funny, studded snow tires were illegal because 'they would ruin the roads' LOL. I drive in states that allow studded tires 5-6 months of the year and the roads are like glass. Last time I drove through Detroit, I flattened 2 tires in that giant pothole (you know the one) that's so old it's got 120 coats of rival gang graffiti spray paint inside it.
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  9. beast

    beast backwoodsman

    if i had a good place to go...
    id be "from" michigan too...lol
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  10. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I don't understand this snow cone thingy...
    Don't you guys get enough snow in Michigan to be able to walk outside..Scoop up a bucket full and make your own...Need a little help here...
  11. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I'm thinking about jumping a boat and heading off to weegrannymush's AO with my family in tow!

    Yes the roads are horrible. We'd be better off if they went from asphalt back to dirt.
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  12. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Hey we have summer here! And if it falls on a Saturday we have a picnic.
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  13. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    They are not doing it right !!!
    Here...I'll throw the dog a bone...

  14. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Speaking of dirt roads, only MI knows how to make dirt roads with that perfect brain jarring washboard effect. ;) Say, maybe you could fill a pickup bed full of water & dirty clothes and push it back and forth along the road for SHTF Laundry day???

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  15. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Hell Yeah !!!
    You sure your not from the South.???

  16. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    Melbo lost his rights as a Michigander as soon as he got a car that wasn't covered with rust holes.

    Every spring I think I get better gas mileage as there is less of the car being propelled over the washboard.
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  17. Falcon15

    Falcon15 Falco Peregrinus

    After having done my time in Grand Rapids and Manistee, I was blessed with an escape.
  18. melbo

    melbo Hunter Gatherer Administrator Founding Member

    Yup, South after North, 50/50 - Cosby, Tennessee even ;)

    Now that's funny! I haven't seen salt on roads in 20 years. I think we just use plows, studded tires and maybe some sand if necessary after they blast the avalanche potentials.

    Then again, I'm just a left coast wacko now.
  19. Alpha Dog

    Alpha Dog survival of the breed

    Or it could be for when the boy's in body armor, shiny boots and blue helment's start marching the streets. They will have to keep their body core Temp down.
  20. STANGF150

    STANGF150 Knowledge Seeker

    I went thru Cosby this past weekend on my way to & from Pigeon Forge, TN.
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