Great Lakes, Suboptimal Dams: the State of Michigan Thread

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  1. ~ taylor ~

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    I'm just reiterating what is in the guidelines for the next phase in the reopening packet the state released.
     
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  3. Vinegar Strokes

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    What does gathering of 10 or less even mean? She talking pubic places can have up to 10 people?
     
  4. jrester06

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    I took that to mean in homes or open areas. Where groups of 10 or less can congregate and be together to hang out. Instead of be with nobody and always be 6ft apart. Could be mistaken.
     
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    Donut Cutter was hopping this morning. They have a great social distancing plan in place though, so don’t worry.
     
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    Avon Donuts in Pontiac is the best you can find farther up this way.

    Also, a very specific question here, for a friend, who is a fatty. Does Donut Cutter have tiger tails? My friend can't find them anywhere around where he lives

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    It's me. I'm the friend. Bet that's a surprise!
     
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    It's fucking gorgeous out already today, btw
     
  8. DeToxRox

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    I have not seen these at the DC but next time I’m in I’ll let them know I would like to see one.
     
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  9. AlternativeFactsRule

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    Knapp’s is better than Avon.
     
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    Disagree, mainly because I'm not a fan of cake donuts. Knapp's is pretty good (and I stop there often, since I live a couple blocks away), but it's all the same cake donut just with different toppings.
     
  11. AlternativeFactsRule

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    What? Are you sure you’re going to Knapp’s? They have plenty of raised donuts. And French cruellers. Also their cake donuts are varied and not just different toppings. They have chocolate, blueberry, red velvet, apple cider just off the top of my head.
     
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    French cruellers are awful. Get out of here. I'm ready to fight about this.

    And yes, as I said... I'm a frequent patron. Putting flavor in the cake mix doesn't make it a different type of donut. Just not big on cake donuts. But they're certainly better than French cruellers.
     
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    Also, the rest of your post is #fake news
     
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    You guys have a lot of opinions on donuts.

    I'm gonna go spend the rest of the day outside.
     
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  16. Vinegar Strokes

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    Knapps donuts are awesome.
     
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    The MAGA's are going to be out in full force now even more so after posting 11 deaths yesterday. I wonder if what we have been doing has actually been working, crazy concept.
     
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    Hopefully we can move to phase 4 next week. I'm not really interested in going back into my office, but whatever, but it seems like we'll meet the criteria.
     
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    I think that is very likely. I still think people will flip their shit with a suggested gathering size of 10. They can't have their baseball and all that bullshit that people seem to think are priority 1 at the moment.
     
  20. SP1

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    We're planning on a phase 1 of about 20% of the office being back sometime in July and going from there. Part of my organization is a call center with fairly big cubicles, but we're still going to stagger people out and put up barriers between the aisles and the aisle cubes to protect them from passersby.

    Right now there's not a huge appetite from our c-suite to commit to permanent work-from-home arrangements, but I think we'll be partially at home through next winter with like a one week on, one week off, 50/50 staff arrangement.
     
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    I would love to have some forced WFH rotation.
     
  22. RalfBully

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    Sounds like she's opening it up to gatherings of 10 or less as early as Friday
     
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    Interesting. On one hand, it makes sense ahead of Memorial Day Weekend. On the other hand, it probably makes sense to wait past this weekend.
     
  25. Vinegar Strokes

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    There is no way they open up Grans Rapids and Detroit areas next Friday based on what this lady is saying.
     
  26. AlternativeFactsRule

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    I like the regional approach. I am worried about the flood of people from SE Michigan heading to TC and the UP for the weekend and what that means for those areas in a couple weeks.
     
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  29. Druce

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    Call me crazy but I don't think youth baseball is a particularly large risk
     
  30. jrester06

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    Id agree in non tournament settings. For example how do socially distance at an event with 60 teams at a complex with a dozen fields playing at the same time?

    Single game league play go ahead
     
  31. jrester06

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    Thought meant statewide. Yes regions 6 and 8 are phase 5 it appears
     
  32. Druce

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    My son plays local little league, and I'd just like him to be active outside of shooting hoops/jumping on the trampoline. Travel baseball is for the crazies imo
     
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    Yeah, I am a member of the travel baseball crazy train. Not my first choice but both my boys did house ball until 10 and 11 each and it got so watered down they were losing interest and all their friends played elsewhere. It is a huge rip off and this will be my 15 year old sons last season of it. Will stick to HS only from here on out. The other will play through 14u and call it a day I think unless he grows bored of it. Will be great to get a summer back some day.
     
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  34. Vinegar Strokes

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    Did she mention anything about salons? Are those opening up on Friday in those two regions?
     
  35. jrester06

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    I don't think so, unless that is falling under the retail umbrella somehow.
     
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  36. Cza

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    Well, there is no way local businesses will be ready by Friday to enforce a 50% rule or be able to effectively sanitize between patrons. Know a ton of restaurant bar owners up here and they have been scrambling to get toilet paper/cleaning supplies like the rest of us.

    We are going from throwing people without masks out of grocery stores to opening in a couple days.

    Hope people can come up and still practice a bit of social distancing and masks, but it will likely end up with us being locked down again later this summer.

    Good luck Munson.

    Oh and for anyone coming up, bring your own groceries. Our supply chain sucks up here right now and half of the mom and pop shops are half-empty.
     
  37. No Grind No Shine

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    The lack of a coherent comprehensive plan is frustrating but not surprising at this point.

    My wife works in the MI tourism industry and TC restaurants/small businesses are pissed they didn't get more of a heads up. They now have a whole 4 days to restock inventory and hopefully bring back/train employees. It's going to be a shit show up there this weekend.
     
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    Would they prefer opening in 10 days?
     
  39. jrester06

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    Idk feels like it is going exactly as most expected. Just being given the go ahead doesn’t mean you have to open Friday either.
     
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  40. M'ark Pepperonio

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    Of course they could wait until they are properly prepared to reopen. They also could have been proactive in planning for this knowing it was coming at some point. But nah, it’s Big Gretch.

    If she endorses trump, knobs like that will probably vote for Biden.
     
  41. No Grind No Shine

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    No they’d prefer to open this Friday with enough time to prepare. Memorial Day weekend is the 2nd largest revenue weekend of the year for a lot of businesses up there.

    What specific information did the government obtain this morning that they didn’t have a week ago to make this decision?
     
  42. jrester06

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    Manufacturing opening statewide had to be a good indicator that steps were being taken towards more opening. She has said the approach would be regional and northern mi and UP clearly first on the list.
     
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    7 more days of case trends across the state, knowing that opening the north means people from the south heading north.

    The easy decision at this point would have been to not open the north for Memorial Day Weekend at all. Whitmer and the economic council actually make a decision to open and here comes the herp derp. If she'd said 10 days last week you would have wanted to know what is going to change from last weekend to next weekend that is stopping them from opening last weekend. Like folks did when she opened construction a week out.
     
  44. Vinegar Strokes

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    I’m guessing Detroit region will open June 12th, so basically a 2 week extension.
     
  45. jrester06

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    Does anyone think we will Wisconsin ‘d by the Michigan Supreme Court?
     
  46. Cza

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    Talked to a few people with bar and restaurant stuff, going to be basically all reservations and no walk ups at all non-dives. I don't know how retail is going to work, but fuck Cherry Republic and the lot down there anyway. If people want to sift through $1 t-shirts that are selling for $30 on Front St, let them I guess. A week ago they were talking about making Front St pedestrian only all summer so I have no idea what they will end up doing there.

    Few of the distillery/wineries are going to rent out the bar space for 15-20 minutes at a time for 1 drink and a tasting and then wipe everything down for the next group. Not sure how Little Fleet will make it work. Hoplot in Sutton's Bay and Cook's House just basically said fuck off, we are still curbside, we will open when we want.

    All the festivals are still cancelled all summer long, yet we are going full YOLO this week. Going to be an interesting month up here.
     
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    Midland looks to be in some shit right now with flooding.
     
  48. Cza

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    Have some buddies who work at Stella's in the Commons in TC, said they have had 'at least' 50 requests since yesterday for this weekend of tables over 10+ with some saying they are coming in straight from the airport from who knows where. This will either work somehow and open up it up for the rest of you all or just be an epic disaster. Probably somewhere in the middle.

    Also, I'd say 30% of places have said fuck it and are opening Mid-June anyway.

    Going full 90's webcam style with it this weekend to see how people are staying away from each other before I even consider heading down there.

    https://www.9and10news.com/weather/live-weather-cams/traverse-city-cam/
     
  49. jrester06

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    What is the situation up there with lodging? I know vacation rentals and campgrounds are clipped, are hotels open and filling? Never paid much attention to them during all of this
     
  50. Cza

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    Essential personel only still I believe. The RV parks are open, but only the ones that are non-recreational for people with no permanent address booked last year. Campgrounds are closed.

    It's going to be a lot of people with cottages up here or people driving up for the day.
     
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