Friday, August 15, 2014

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The-Coconut-Telegraph-w-CoconutsThe Original Unsocial Media. Anonymous Letters to the Editor with Pictures. Published Daily by Noon Since 2002. No Saturday Edition

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[Cat Trapping] Do you remember the big brouhaha about the feral cats being a major reason for the demise of a couple of rodents in the Crocodile Lake Refuge in Key Largo? To listen to the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, the cats were apocalypse personified for the poor little rats and mice.
Well, the official report has been released. In six months of continuous trapping in the Refuge, U.S.F.W.S. captured a total of four cats. That’s right, your tax dollars were spent every day for six months to trap four cats. Again, either the problem was grossly overstated or U.S.F.W.S. is just not very good at what they do.
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[“Root Canal Pain”] Your dentist should have prescribed you an anti-biotic which will reduce the infection that is killing the nerve (pain) and swelling, that is trying to push the tooth out of the gum. There is no over-the-counter pain medicine you can take that will work, I’ve tried them all. The only partial solution is the severely addictive opiate type pain killers whose downsides are even worst. The specialists who perform root canals in the Keys typically come from the upper Keys or Miami as there isn’t a whole lot of business to remain here full time. If you can find out where their other office is and if they are willing, you could make a road trip and be done with it in one day. We drive from Big Pine to parts south of Lake Okeechobee in Florida all the time. Up in the morning and back by evening, sure beats being in pain for a week. Remember, regular x-rays and checkups would have caught this cavity before it reached the nerve and have been solved for a few hundred dollars instead of a few thousand for a root canal and crown
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[Joke Friday] What do you get when you cross a joke with a rhetorical question?
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[The Boca Chica Bar] Boy, does this bring back memories. When Key West bars closed at 4am we’d all drunk drive to Stock Island to the Boca Chica Bar and stay until the birds started singing outside. This picture is from the Friday Citizen.
[Memory Fade] “Woolworth’s where Fast Buck Freddies also used to be” It never was a Woolworth’s, it was a store called Kress dime store and one block further down was a McCorey’s dime store.
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Benefit for Safe Harbor Animal Rescue.
[“New owners to raise rent”] I feel sorry for the person having to move because his place was sold and the new landlord is raising the rent. But I must disagree with the fellow attitude about profit. Not all of us are on limited budgets. Although not rich, most of us have planned ahead. We all had that choice. Many of us chose fair profit as one of them.
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[Defends Service Animal scam] So people that love their pets are missing something? I find people that don’t like animals reprehensible. There are dogs I’d rather have around then some of the people I’ve met.
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Wing-suiter meets his maker.
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[“Poor Robin Williams killed himself”] I lost all respect for him taking the easy way out. The damage and shame he left his family will never go away.

An interesting note about suicide is that sober people seldom kill themselves. Do you think Curt Cobain would have killed himself were it not for the drugs inside him?

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Legalize it
for recreational use. End Prohibition. To hell with the old fogies and their booze.
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diveer down flag[“Divers Down Flag”] Tourists leaving their flag up when there is no diver below is a real sore point with me. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to stop by tourists’ boats in the canal because they had the divers down flag up while at the dock with people milling about. It looks like there is a diver down looking for something or working on the boat’s bottom or gear. What’s to say that there is no diver down and the tourist is just trying to look cool with his diver down flag flying in the breeze, “Hey, look at me, I’m a diver!” Well, you’re not a real diver and you are pissing off those of us who are; and everyone else who uses these waters regularly.
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The Devil’s Bible–Codex Gigas
, is the largest medieval book at three feet long and weighing 165 pounds. The 800 year old book is thought to have been written by one cloistered Benedictine monk over a span of some 30-40 years. It contains the old Testament and some very disturbing black magic and the largest drawing of the Devil in any medieval book. The book resides in the Sedlec Monastery, a place of bad vibes. During the black plague in what is now the Czech Republic thirty thousand people died. Many of their bones and skulls were used to decorate the ‘Bone Chapel’ at the Sedlec Monastery. The chapel even has a chandelier made of human bones. The book and chapel are both scary and creepy.
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[If a Self-Driving Car Gets in an Accident, Who or What Is Liable?
] The carmaker, the car owner, or the robot car itself? On the surprisingly not-crazy argument for granting robots legal personhood. Link
[Joke Friday] A bartender says, “We don’t serve time travelers here.”
A time traveler walks into a bar.
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[“Salt”] As far as salt goes, your body doesn’t make it and without it you will die. Do a line today.
[Rent Increase] To the renter yesterday that cannot afford the increase, it is unfortunate, but telling a new owner that they are uncaring is a bit overdone. Who knows what their circumstances are or what their mortgage may amount to? You will just have to downsize, such is life.
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[Flashing Lights
] I have been noticing more and more trucks that are putting flashing lights on their vehicles in the grill area. Is this legal? Usually vehicles with flashing lights are emergency vehicles or police cars.
Is Don Johnson of Miami Vice fame still kicking? I saw his former wife, Melanie Griffith, in a lousy movie on the tube and she looked lousy. I only recognized her by her kitten voice.
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ceiling-fan-cooling-pattern[“Ceiling fan’s counter-clockwise”] Ceiling fans have a switch on the side to change the rotational direction. One to push air down from the ceiling and the other to pull air up towards the ceiling. If the room is too hot, it’s better to draw the cooler air in and up towards the ceiling so cooler air can mix with the hot, to go down along the walls and cross winds from open windows or air conditioning can discharge the extra heat out of the building. If it’s too cold inside then it’s better to blow the ceiling hot air down so it warms up the cold air near the floor and where people are. In some cases where the room temperature is just about right, people will set the fan to blow down as a cool breeze and to keep off mosquitoes. What is idiotic is where some are really hot and set the fan to high speed to blow down, causing all that ceiling hot air to cook them convection oven style. The ceiling fan is not designed for very high RPM speeds like other enclosed fans that can utilize the sweat on humans and animals to create a swamp-cooler effect
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rent buy[“New owners increase rent”] I have ambivalent feelings about this situation. On the one hand, I feel there is a mutual agreement between landlord and renter that should prevent the type of circumstance the renter now finds himself. I would show some compassion. On the other hand, he is living in an area many only dream of, without the real estate taxes, insurance and of course down payment and mortgage for 30 years, with only utility bills to worry about. So, really, is this any different from any other argument that could be made between renting and owning real estate?
[“Diver down Flag”] People who leave their dive flags up on the boat when they are not diving are showboaters, trying to impress others by letting them know that they are hero divers and not afraid to go down into the big bad ocean where all those great white sharks roam around.  Or maybe they are just ignorant!
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[Joke Friday] “Counting in binary is as easy as 01 10 11.”
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[“Diver Down Flag”] A diver down flag means just that. If you don’t have a diver in the water take it down! You’re not impressing anyone.
Why pay for a therapist when a woman will explain everything wrong about you free of charge?
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area under construction[“Road construction complete”] The construction going on in Key West is typical of the way governments all over the world operate. If someone had brought in Donald Trump the whole scene would have been done jiggedy-jig. Meaning, at most, a few short months and done for a whole lot less money. By this time all that construction would be a distant memory. When government does the job, mediocrity reigns supreme.
[Joke Friday] A pun, a play on words, and a limerick walk into a bar. No joke.
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Phil Goodman’s ad says reelect. He was never elected he was appointed.
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When a prescription drug’s side effects have 10 times the problems you’re currently experiencing. You might want to live with your ailment!
[Joke Friday]  A priest and a nun are on their way back home from a trip when their car breaks down. They are unable to get it fixed, so they decide to spend the night in a hotel. The only hotel in the town has only one room available.
Priest: Sister, I don’t think the Lord would have a problem, under the circumstances, if we spent the night together in this one room. I’ll sleep on the lounge and you have the bed.
Nun: I think that would be okay.

They prepare for bed and each one takes their agreed place in the room. Ten minutes later…
Nun: Father, I’m terribly cold.
Priest: Okay, I’ll get you a blanket. (He does)
Ten minutes later…
Nun: Father, I’m still terribly cold.
Priest: Okay Sister, I’ll get you another blanket. (He does)
Ten minutes later…
Nun: Father, I’m still terribly cold. I don’t think the Lord would mind if we acted as man and wife just for this one night.

Priest: You’re probably right. Get up and get your own damn blanket.

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[Out of the Closet] Vicky Beeching Christian rock star’s first TV interview about coming out as gay. The bible says man shall not lie with man, but nothing about woman with woman. So it must be okay. Video
[“Ceiling fan rotation”] There is a switch on your fan to reverse direction. Of course it will pull the air up a tad.
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[Ebola] More than 1,900 people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone have contracted Ebola since March, according to the World Health Organization, making this the biggest outbreak on record. More than 1,000 people have died. Nigeria also reported 12 cases and three deaths. Two American aid workers infected with Ebola while working in West Africa were transported to a containment unit in Atlanta for treatment
[Nude Beach Closed] Nudists disturb wildlife on remote S. Fla. island. If you aren’t familiar with what the Fire Island National Seashore Superintendent’s Determination is, you probably aren’t alone. The document, published September 17, 2013, is a wordy, 61-page document that contains the justifications for why National Parks Service officials that oversee Fire Island National Seashore decided to eliminate the clothing optional beach areas at the Seashore. Link
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[“Poor Robin Williams killed himself”
] Why should you be sad ? You should be sad because you have no compassion. Your response shows that your a shallow, egocentric person that does not understand other people. At this point I would probably refer to you with colorful derogatory terms that you may not understand, however it’s obvious that you are pathetic, so we’ll just leave it at that.
[Joke Friday] A man goes to visit his 85-year-old grandpa in the hospital. “How are you, Grandpa?” he asks.
“Feeling fine,” says the old man.
“What’s the food like?”
“Terrific, wonderful menus.”
“And the nursing?”
“Just couldn’t be better. These young nurses really take care of you.”
“What about sleeping? Do you sleep OK?”
“No problem at all, nine hours solid every night. At 10 o’clock they bring me a cup of hot chocolate and a Viagra tablet … and that’s it. I go out like a light.”
The grandson is puzzled and a little alarmed by this, so rushes off to question the nurse in charge. “What are you people doing?!” he says, “I’m told you’re giving an 85-year-old Viagra on a daily basis. Surely that can’t be true?”
“Oh, yes,” replies the nurse. “Every night at 10 o’clock we give him a cup of hot chocolate and a Viagra tablet. It works wonderfully well. The hot chocolate makes him sleep, and the Viagra stops him from rolling out of bed.”
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[Spies Like Us] Is there a way for me to see where someone is, using my cell phone to locate them?
[“New owners to increase rent”] If the sale is still pending then the landlord you have been paying for 15 years would be your current landlord and they should abide by your lease rate. No idea why they are raising your rent. Sadly, this is what happens when you rent. Did they not have a for sale sign in the yard? Too bad you can’t sign up for the program. Find something temporary until you can and someone to care for pet.
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[Police] We hire the police to enforce our laws.  So they detain someone who appears to be breaking one of these laws.  That person resists that detention.  So how far do we expect the police to go while attempting to detain that individual? If the situation escalated to a certain point, should the cops just let them go their merry way?  When word of this policy gets around the ‘hood, it will be free play time.
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(Secret Service On Hillary Clinton) “She is so nasty to agents that being assigned to her detail is considered a form of punishment,” Kessler told “Top Line” of Clinton, who continues to receive Secret Service protection as a former first lady.
“It shines a light on her character,” Kessler said. “She claims to be a champion of the little people, and she’s going to help the middle class. And, in fact, she treats these people around her, (who) would lay down their lives for her like sub-humans; and I think voters need to consider that.”
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Now Obama is somehow responsible for the trouble in St. Louis.

Good grief.

No wonder they didn’t know Hawaii is the U.S.

from the right
A POSTER WROTE: “Colorado is spending two million dollars to tell kids not to smoke pot. “Just Say No” Remember how well that multimillion dollar national campaign worked for Nancy Reagan? Not one person ever stopped using. Not one. When will they learn not to waste money on lost causes?”

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FTR’S RESPONSE: It is impossible to determine if Nancy Reagan’s “Just say no” initiative was responsible or not, but the use and abuse of illegal recreational drugs significantly declined during the Reagan presidency. According to research conducted by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, fewer young people in the 1980s were using illicit drugs. High school seniors using cannabis dropped from 50.1% in 1978 to 36% in 1987, to 12% in 1991, and the percentage of students using other drugs decreased similarly. Psychedelic drug use dropped from 11% to 6%, cocaine from 12% to 10%, and heroin from 1% to 0.5%

 

Part 2) We’ve been all up in arms that last year about 25,000 unaccompanied minors came to the U.S.. Then we have to consider that about 62,000 have broken through our southern border this year. That coupled with the Obama induced flood of other illegal immigrants has revealed that we have almost no control over our southern border.

crowdofkidsGet ready, soon, very soon, the influx is nearly certain to balloon to never before seen proportions. A second wave of some 30,000 unaccompanied illegal minors from violence-ravaged Central American nations is expected to swamp the U.S.-Mexico border in September and October.

“Right now it’s just too hard for them to cross, but we expect when it cools down a little bit in August or in September, October, we’ll see another surge again,” said Tiffany Nelms with the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, a key support group handling the current crisis.

The influx of kids is giving cover to even greater numbers of illegal immigrants. Aside from the economic anchor that they are, we now know that mixed in with the tide can be terrorists. Very recently a journalist donned a disguise that made him look like Osama Bin Laden. He walked from Mexico into the USA without incident.

What will it take to secure our southern border? The answer is crystal clear: Republican governance