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Forum: General Discussion 12-02-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,146
Posted By CTYankee
Credit Card Surcharges Are legal in Connecticut

Most states impose a surcharge on tax payments made by credit card. The practice is legal in Connecticut and most other states that I'm familiar with.

I believe the gentleman known as FLL is...
Forum: General Discussion 03-09-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,940
Posted By CTYankee
It's the Judge that got it wrong

"The court found that Amatucci had been travelling forty-two miles per hour in an area where the posted speed limit was thirty miles per hour. The court further found, however, that the prosecution...
Forum: General Discussion 11-12-2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,165
Posted By CTYankee
Or you could come to Connecticut

a state that makes Massachusetts look red by comparison. Connecticut offers government control for life. All the services huge taxes can pay for, and then some. Personal responsibility - a thing of...
Forum: Boating 06-26-2018, 04:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,035
Posted By CTYankee
The Demise of Sea Ray

Brunswick should stick to making bowling-balls.
Forum: General Discussion 08-17-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,165
Posted By CTYankee
Thumbs down Taxes

The only downside is the tax assessment.
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 08-16-2016, 11:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 44,470
Posted By CTYankee
"Progressive" = Intolerance

Those of the "Progressive" bent tend not to tolerate opposing viewpoints.
Forum: Boating 12-12-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 105,982
Posted By CTYankee
Unenforceable as Written

Until a properly defined rule is promulgated the current one is unenforceable. As written, it allows the enforcer to define what the rule prohibits.
Forum: General Issues 07-18-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 81,780
Posted By CTYankee
Vets tend to Vote?

That must be why Obama the mystery man beat McCain the war hero in '08, right?
Forum: General Discussion 03-06-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,307
Posted By CTYankee
Year-Round Island Residents

Beginning in the 80's, and for fifteen years, friends of mine lived on Lockes Island year round. Their "driveway" was at Glendale and they had a snowmobile, a hovercraft, and, of course, a boat for...
Forum: General Discussion 12-22-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,230
Posted By CTYankee
Talking Bear Island Post Office

Gee, I've never had a problem with the Bear Island Post Office. ;)
Forum: Boating 08-31-2013, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 20,283
Posted By CTYankee
Ragged Island

I second Ragged Island. The island is open to the public and a new dock has been installed - although it offers space for a limited number of boats. The island is level and offers great swimming,...
Forum: General Discussion 08-21-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 13,544
Posted By CTYankee
Poorly Designed

Who's the wizard that came up with the design of the Cattle Landing dock? Besides not being user friendly it's only the second season and already the lights have stopped working. I can't believe...
Forum: Boating 06-10-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,583
Posted By CTYankee
Articulable Suspicion vs. Probable Cause

"A law enforcement officer only needs articulable suspicion to stop and temporarily detain a vessel. Articulable suspicion is a lesser requirement than probable cause."

Skip's observation, a LEO...
Forum: Boating 06-09-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,583
Posted By CTYankee
Yes, Random Boarding is Illegal

The short answer to the original question is: Yes. The government is not allowed to detain and board a vessel without probable cause that a crime or violation has been committed.

It does not...
Forum: General Discussion 05-22-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,000
Posted By CTYankee
Splint, Oxygen or Caviar?

Well, BroadHopper, I guess you got billed for a nonexistent trip in their Rolls-Royce ambulance.
Forum: General Discussion 07-04-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 90,715
Posted By CTYankee
Cool Humm...

What do you suppose those secret service guys are really looking for with those binoculars?
Forum: History 04-29-2012, 10:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 50,070
Posted By CTYankee
You Found It!

Yes, Bear Island South, you found the cemetery. I can see my camp through the trees. It is believed that eight early settlers of Bear Island rest there. Although no one is really sure, the stone in...
Forum: History 04-27-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 50,070
Posted By CTYankee
It's not the same one

Hi Pineedles, No, it's not the same cemetary. The one marked on the map found in [I]Reflections[I] is actually next to my camp on West Bear (315).

By-the-way, everyone is welcome to come explore...
Forum: General Discussion 04-04-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,292
Posted By CTYankee
So Less, I take it you ride a Harley.

So Less, I take it you ride a Harley.
Forum: General Discussion 04-02-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,735
Posted By CTYankee

Good Grief.
Forum: General Discussion 01-22-2012, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,135
Posted By CTYankee
I Remember When....

"If you swim in the lake and let your hair dry, you'll notice it gets stiff, as if you put hairspray in it."

Ah yes; I remember this, with fondness, when I had hair myself. :(
Forum: Restaurant Information & Reviews 11-23-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 37,117
Posted By CTYankee
Wink Chef Ramsey?

Maybe it's time to bring in Chef Ramsey for a makeover....
Forum: General Discussion 04-09-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,839
Posted By CTYankee
Your post is correct Woodsy. The NFPA produced a...

Your post is correct Woodsy. The NFPA produced a model fire protection code and made it available to states, and in some cases municipalities, for adoption. Think of it as expert advice on a...
Forum: General Discussion 11-24-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 683
Views: 165,486
Posted By CTYankee
Unintended Consequences

It appears that Mr. Bird is being punished by a law that won't be found on the books. In criminal law, the "law of unintended consequences" often results in sentences that are disproportionate to the...
Forum: General Discussion 11-21-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 683
Views: 165,486
Posted By CTYankee
An appellate court only reviews for errors of...

An appellate court only reviews for errors of law, not findings of fact. Mr. Bird was convicted by a jury made up of average citizens. The jury found that the facts sustained the State's claims...
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