Friday, January 2, 2015

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The-Coconut-Telegraph-w-CoconutsSince 2002. Anonymous Letters to the Editor with pictures. Published Monday through Friday by Noon.

sunset-bridgeMay Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.
We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. Happy & Blessed New Year my friends.
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Why do all these great gift ideas show up after the Holidays?
[1857] William R. Hackley reported in his diary, “The calm weather has lasted so long that the fresh water from the Everglades has drifted down to the Keys. The fishermen say that in the Northwest Channel the water was fresh enough to drink and that they did drink full drafts of it.
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[Party Poopers] Three drugs are approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat alcohol abuse. One, naltrexone, blocks alcohol’s feel-good sensation by targeting receptors in the brain’s reward system — if people harbor a particular gene. The anti-craving pill acamprosate appears to calm stress-related brain chemicals in certain people. The older Antabuse works differently, triggering nausea and other aversive symptoms if people drink while taking it.
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[“Big Pine Moose Lodge”] What a shame that an organization like the Moose, that does so many good things, is being dragged down by those who insist on their “God given right” by smoking. By the attendance drop that I see there, if they won’t change, they’re going to be smoking somewhere else, as the few that are still coming can’t support the club. Also the large dogs that they let sit at the table and bar could be a hindrance to others.  Get with it, most younger people don’t smoke, we need their energy to keep this valuable club going.
What a way to start 2015. I just discovered British blues musician Dani Wilde. Janis Joplin is reincarnated and now she’s prettier and plays a mean guitar. Blues that oozes soul. She smoulders blues classic “I’d Rather Go Blind” too. Pure and mellow intensity on “Love Hurts” and “Loving you” check them out! Video
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[“Big Pine Moose Lodge”] The cigarette smoke is the reason I dropped my membership.
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Paradise is always on the next island.
Miami Beach Police leak New Times letter in record time. Do Beach cops listen to their boss? Link
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If a woman tells you that you’re right, that’s called sarcasm.
worm[Virtually Alive] Scientists have long dreamed of cre­ating a virtual organism—a computer model of a life-form so detailed and so comprehensive that it doesn’t just look alive on the screen but precisely mim­ics how the real thing develops, grows and behaves in the real world.

Now researchers are closing in on that feat with OpenWorm, so named be­cause its source code is available to any­one with a computer and the creature in question is the microscopic roundworm C. elegans. Translucent and easy to raise, the thousand-celled nematode fills petri dishes in labs all over the world and is probably the best understood multi cel­lular organism in science. It was the first to have its genome sequenced and to have a map made of its neural circuitry.

One goal of OpenWorm is to unlock secrets of animal behavior–the magic of how neurons talk to one another. You might, for instance, get a vivid picture of how the presence of a new chemical triggers a chain of bio­physical events, including exactly which of the worm’s 10,000-odd synapses fire in what sequence, and what behavior ensues. Such insight is a step toward figuring out how biological processes of vastly greater complexity operate.

The simulation now has a “body” capable of wormlike movements and a nervous system. Once the two sys­tems are unified, months or years from now, anybody from grade schoolers to biologists could then experiment on worms right in their web browsers. The potential, Larson says, is “practi­cally limitless.”

[“Big Pine Moose Lodge”] I quit after enduring the smoke for too long. They only pay lip service to membership. If you smoke you belong. If you complain about it you don’t.
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[“Moose Lodge “] Isn’t it possible to answer a serious question, how to join the BPK Moose Lodge, without bashing the lodge itself? I know they are smokers and drinkers, so what? I didn’t ask for opinions on their habits, I merely asked how to join. What purpose did it serve to point out they have a bar where members smoke and drink? Duh, talk about stating the obvious! They also served Thanksgiving and Christmas meals and gave Christmas toys to children.
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i.e. logoNo religions have caused more harm and deaths then the Roman Catholic and Islam religions have. Both have killed multitudes because they disagreed with their imagination. The Catholics have out grown it, but Islam hasn’t even though about it yet. I see both as repressive and self serving. Both have done horrendous things to many innocent people and both have supported evil causes and events.

Why do people chose one religion over another? I don’t believe in a deity and look objectively at religion as I do internet browsers. They’re both means to an end. A browser connects you to the internet in the same way a religion connects you to God, or so it seems. (Is that a halo on the Internet Explorer logo?) Most people are given a browser with their operating system and stick with it for life. Is it the same with religion? Are people born into a religion? and do they stick with that same religion for their entire lives? After all, God is God no matter how you spell it or worship it. It’s too bad religions don’t practice that.

[Chile Drop] The New Year’s Eve Chile Drop in Las Cruces ushers in 2015, southern New Mexico style.  Video
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[Music] New years day, a beautiful day. I could have used some pleasant company, but not so bad with a really pleasant surprise this evening. I discovered the awesome guitarist-singer Samantha Fish not long ago and decided to try one of her CDs. Being a rather cheap bastard at times, I bought one on eBay so I would not be out so much if it was one more disappointing CD. I bought “Girls with Guitars” which also features Cassie Taylor and Dani Wilde (previously unknown to me, but then I live under rocks). I’m listening to it now. OMG! This is one hot album. Makes you really want to move. I have to stifle my urge to whistle and applaud at song’s end (kind of pointless when they can’t hear your appreciation, but I have a great old stereo that sounds like live). I was not terribly impressed with the first couple of cuts, but that’s okay. Then came “Mr. Loving Man”, “We Ain’t Gonna Get Out Alive”, and the acoustic blues “Reason to Stay”  Audio

Sexy, soulful, hot tunes. No loser songs on this CD and very highly recommended. There are other CDs, country, with the same name and I can’t speak to those. Make sure Samantha Fish is on the CD if you want this one. Here is the first cut that I thought was “just okay” from the CD I just bought–a blues-rocking tune “Bitch” but lacking the soul of others. Audio

What a way to start 2015. I just discovered British blues musician Dani Wilde. Janis Joplin is reincarnated and now she’s prettier and plays a mean guitar. Blues that oozes soul. She smoulders blues classic “I’d Rather Go Blind” too. Pure and mellow intensity on “Love Hurts” and “Loving you” check them out! Video

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[Tower of London] Legend has it that if the ravens leave the Tower of London it will “crumble to dust”. So by Royal Decree, and to this day, the ravens’ wings are clipped
[Haiku]
Planting rice,
the woman’s row curves
toward her crying child
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[“The Moose behind times”] We would join and take part in the BPK Moose if smoking was eliminated indoors. It is a private club, they make their own decisions. We can live with that, but someday the Moose will consider this issue.
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The English eat more canned beans than any other nation. They eat about 16 cans of beans each every year.
World’s future climate will depend on people in 2015, not governments. Link
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[Smoking is Good] Big Pine Moose stay smokers. This freedom loving country was invented by smokers and drunkards. Liberals are lazy cowards.
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[Murder Conspiracy?] The ousted Secret Service Director, Julia Pierson, planned to kill the President. She had the White House door alarm turned off and left the grounds unguarded so the assassin cold get to the President. By chance a guard who wasn’t in on the scheme came across the killer and stopped him.

I write this because I just made it up with the knowledge that conspiracy theorists will believe anything but the truth. Lets see how long it will take them to retell this make-believe farce as truth. How long do you think it will take?

I went to Springer’s to watch the New Year’s deer drop — as advertised, but there was nothing!
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[The Brodie Stove] (HMS Victory/1781) The iron stove that replaced open hearths on British naval ships boasted cranes that swung multiple pots above the fire, a rotating spit big enough for an entire sheep, and a condenser able to distill fresh water from salt water.
Vietnam suggests where Cuba is heading. Link
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New Year’s Eve: Unusual drops around the USA. Link
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[Gas prices to stay low]
 Big Oil is still calling for pipeline. Both sides of the issue have massive PR departments spreading falsehoods and lies. Big Oil’s strategy is telling Americans that it will create jobs.
The holidays have confused me. Yesterday I thought it was Saturday and today I thought it was Tuesday. No rhyme, no reason
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The Citizen printed an opinion about the Charles Eimers’ death as being a “mistake” as in, anyone can make a mistake, it’s not so bad, don’t you make mistakes in your job?
Well let me think? don’t people usually apologize when they make a mistake? Don’t they admit it and say sorry, I made a mistake? And it’s not a mistake if they then lie and cover it up — that’s a crime! I fail to see an analogy.
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[Spies Like Us] How about if a shadow government is filing away everything about you: your genetic sequence, your demographics, images of you, your social schematics, your skills, your access to wealth, your patterns of movement, everything!
[“FTR has never once personally insulted anyone”] I don’t think the person who posted that ever read From The Right. The guy insults in almost every post. I guess if you agree with his extremist views you don’t see his insults as such.
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[“I will not spend any of my money in Cuba as it will just revert back to the government”] How naive? Do you actually think the driver or storekeeper is going to claim your income on his 1040 form?
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For some reason FTR is starting to remind me of a cat in his litter box.
To the free banana guy. Please be careful of the KWPD and do not piss them off because they will find you when no one is around and the next day your body will be found and the papers will say another homeless passed away in Key West. Think this is a joke?
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Since we are numbering why we don’t like political parties heres my reason I will never, ever support a Conservative.

  1. President Bush kissing the Saudi Arabian Prince on the lips and walking hand in hand with him thru the Rose garden while the Prince allowed women to be treated like cattle and was caught before that funneling money to the terrorist that have been killing our troops.

The Prince didn’t visit the White House as much as Sharpton but his actions were rewarded with a loving kiss from an American President on White House property.

A disgrace. That’s it

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A 26th reason to dislike Liberals: Because they’re smart enough to not waste their time posting nonsensical lists on the CT.
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Very interesting things are happening on good old Mother Earth.  As of December 30th Artic sea ice had increased to levels not seen since 1984, that’s 3 decades ago. Link

bongo obamaAnd (drum roll please) … … Antarctic sea has also broken a record high for that day.

But wait, there’s more: Since October 1996 there has been no global warming at all. November’s RSS (remote sensing satellite feed) temperature plot pushes up the period without any global warming from 18 years 1 month to 18 years 2 months (indeed, very nearly 18 years 3 months). Link

According to the U.S. Geological survey glacial melt has slowed in Glacier National Park in Montana.  In May of 2013 it was revealed that new computer modeling has shown that glacial ice melt in Greenland has slowed.

The “Little Ice Age” ended either late in the 18th century or in the early 20th century. It’s ending coincided with increasing solar activity which peaked in about 1985, and has been declining since. There is substantial evidence that increasing solar activity yields increasing warmth on earth.

Even though over the last decade or so we have been experiencing a “solar maximum”, a period of the highest activity on the sun, this event has been one of the weakest on record. Some scientist are convinced that is the reason that there has been little or no global climate change in the recent past.  Many are convinced that we are about to enter a period of “solar minimum.”  Over the next decade or so it is anticipated that the suns energy output will diminish even further.

The Maunder Minimum, was a 50-year period in which there were no sunspots between about 1650 and 1700 A.D. The Little Ice Age in Europe coincided with the Maunder Minimum and has long been thought to have been associated the minimal energy output of the sun during that period. Link

Another solar minimum was called the Dalton Minimum. It was a period from 1780-1840 wherein staggering cold gripped the world. Link

The low solar activity during the Dalton Minimum had a significant effect on climate and ocean heat content.

Recent studies of certain isotopes in ice cores, has determined how active the sun has been over thousands of years. Analysis of that data shows that solar activity is falling more rapidly than at any time in 10k years.

There is growing certainty that a repeat of the Dalton solar minimum is “more likely than not” to occur according to a key researcher.

The researcher believes that we are already seeing a change in our climate – witness the colder winters and poor summers of recent years – and that over the next few decades there could be a slide to a new Maunder minimum.  I suggest you read the link for further info. Link