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[Chicks] These guys hatched Thursday, June 27th at the Blue Hole. Lots and lots of Louisiana (green) heron activity at the Blue Hole! 

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[Term Limits]  Why isn’t there more of a cry for limits? It’s a solution to bad government.

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I know for certain that the mosquito control bosses have been made aware of several properties available in Big Pine and the lower Keys. But they are afraid of a little commute up the Keys away from the big lights of Key West.

The recent, horrible and tragic building collapses in South Asia have already resulted in the adoption of new building construction standards and practices, in a regulatory effort to ensure this type of disaster never again occurs.

Only a month after more than 1,100 Bangladeshi garment workers lost their lives in the collapse of a badly-built and poorly-maintained eight – story building, the new building code has – thankfully – gone into force … and its rigid practices are already being applied by highly-skilled and properly-trained construction teams laboring on job-sites all across the sub-continent.

Here a video demonstrates the newest evolution in construction and modern foundation underpinning techniques in Bangladesh and Pakistan. Especially for those of you with some construction work in your background, I give you this Link

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[Free Money] How many people do you know who are collecting “disability” money from Social Security? Link

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[BP Money] We, The People of The Gulf, have grown tired of you. You Lie. You tell us you want to make it right, but instead will try to exclude claimant categories tomorrow. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard from cleanup workers, shrimpers, oystermen and women that they cannot afford to see a doctor, yet you want to exclude doctors tomorrow.

You, BP, have gone to David Cameron, your Prime Minister, to ask Obama to intervene on your behalf. We now have Louis Freeh investigating the Settlement Fund because of one bad apple. My guess is it`s the only rotten apple he will find. He should be investigating Feinberg and his tactics, but you would rather go after a Good Judge and a more than strict administrator who are following the rules of the Settlement to a T.

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 Why are other countries commercials better than ours? Video
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[Conspiracy Man] You know, the sheeple who hide behind their comments anonymously here on the C.T. truly show what they’re all about, as long as their face or name is not shown or disclosed. So many of you are such experts on so many topics. The funny thing that many of you don’t realize is, that it is so damn clear to many of us, but not to yourselves. In most cases its quite evident, that when you open your mouths, you’re actually just repeating someone else’s thoughts or opinions that are not fact, but that person convinced you. Now, you’re attempting to convince who ever it may be, that what you say is fact, and you continue to carry on with the same fiction.

What’s funny is that you are the same people who always attempt to discredit anything that makes sense here. Yet, everything I post here has been personally conducted through lots of research on my behalf. Yet, you’re the first ones to blurt out the most ignorant, cruel, judgmental, and embarrassing nonsense anyone has ever heard.

for example, the post who last week, commented about not being prejudice, but all the media hype being thrown at him or her, is actually causing a conflict on their personal views now. The overwhelming replies to that post was absolutely shameful. You see, I understand what this poster is saying and how he feels. He feels so bad about it, that he felt obligated to vent this negative emotion out in public, and I commend that poster for being so brave. This is exactly the effect the power elite, who want to bring this government, and its constitution down want, and how? By using the media as its main tool!

They are using every tactic possible to create a spark of chaos that hopefully will have a fatal chain reaction that will affect every American. I believe the agenda is an economical collapse, a racial civil war, and after the smoke clears, a fully fascist government controlled America. How is it possible, that Paula Deen’s comment made a long time ago, should be earth shattering news today? Why is the Zimmerman trial so important to everyone? Why is the comment made by Jaime Fox or some rapper sensational news? Why is the illegal alien issue so important? But most importantly, why is it so important to you? How do any of these issues affect your life, or lifestyle here in the Keys? Oh, watch out there’s a brown skinned Arab looking guy on the bus. Quick get off the bus, he might have a bomb on him. Do you think I give a shit about Paula Deen? Do you think I give a shit about the Zimmerman trial? Paula Deen has plenty of money! Zimmerman gets whatever he deserves, and so on.  

The media is the most important tool being used to actually brainwash everyone, into believing whatever they want you to believe. Oh my God! The White man in America is an endangered species! The rest of the world is holding protests, violent demonstrations, all types of strikes against their governments etc. You see before we decide to get up and do something for our rights, they want to make sure none of us have guns. It will be a lot easier for them to handle and control us. Meanwhile, as long as we have guns, then let’s start a racial civil war that way everyone can just do the job for us. But the heavily medicated and sedated American is in such a state of  thoughtless drooling due to all the legal drugs you all are consuming on a daily basis. Shhhh, go back to sleep. I’ll wake you up when the real nightmare begins. Stop watching the news, and you’ll see how much stress can be relieved from your life! 

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[“Don’t you think it’s time to pull the plug on Nelson Mandela”] I think that’s his family’s business not anyone elses.

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[Tiki bar member card] That’s to use the pool for 15.00 a year.

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The photo’s of Munson Island were taken by one of our Island mates, Byron Coughlin. He is kind enough to share them we me, then me with you. 

Very good explanation from Australia of weather extremes worldwide. Video

Fanci Seafood will be closed on Sundays until August. Everyone have a great summer! CLOSED THE 4TH OF JULY

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I loved the bit “Global Warming stopped by having a Cold War”. Keep up the good work!

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Phones face down stacked at the table during a meal. First person to check their phone pays the bill. Awesome idea.

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It is no secret that AARP is a licensed insurance company selling billions of dollars in insurance each year. Many don’t know that AARP owns several for-profit companies and that much of their profit goes into those owned companies. Additionally, many people don’t know that the so-called alternative conservative senior organizations are either owned by an insurance company or owned by a person who owns an insurance agency. Their primary focus is selling insurance to their members. They will do anything to obtain an email address or mailing address in order to bombard unsuspecting “members” with promotional offers on insurance and whatever else they can come up with, from face cream to cookbooks and everything in between.

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[Captain Doom and Gloom] “The Continuing Sewer Fiasco” If you count the parts in the Gravity System v. the Pump System, you realize the Pump System spin that the public has swallowed is the scam of the century. The costs of the Pump System are paid by the County except for the electrical feed the home owner has to supply. This is the spin, because the County is taking the money from the taxes the home owner pays. The installer is making a fortune on this scam, and will continue to for years with the maintenance program for the pumps. The Gravity System is only a few PVC lengths of pipe and some fittings, which the home owner has to buy or supply. The $4500 people paid for the installation is $3000 over priced. Any reliable contractor can do a Hook-Up for $1500 including the piping. What has to be done is to expose the Grand Installer to the public and demand he show proof of costs per property, then lock the pucker up for fraud!

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[Chicken Diapers] Seriously, there’s a website for “Pampered Poultry” that sells them in custom colors. How to change a chicken’s diaper. Video

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The Republicans know that what we see going on around us is the new norm.  The rich are getting richer and the poor are staying about the same, if they are lucky, or getting poorer.  The Keys are busier than ever with the well off, the main beneficiaries of Republican policies.  That is why they have no qualms about blocking everything Obama tries to do to help all Americans.

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Don’t kid yourself. The readers from the left on here are not even close to being mad or upset about FTRs postings. We agree with you the hilarity is priceless. At times we don’t even have to post anything because we sit back and let FTR stew a bit then within a week he usually changes his position to that of the left then defends that change better then we do. Theres never any need to get upset at FTR. It was a classic when Marco Rubio was praised on high here by him then a week later the right went through the roof about him supporting the immigration plan. Classic FTR. Yep, just wait a week and he comes around. Keep posting my friend.
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Deer friends, as a nation we tend to have a very short memory for things political.  Many of us may have been just a little startled that Team Obama has decided to put off enforcement of the Employer Mandate until after the mid term elections which will occur in 2014. Politically that was a wise move, because when Obamacare  actually kicks off the effect on our economy will be tragic. Certainly thousands, possibly tens of thousands of Americans will find themselves dropped from full time employment to part time. That effect has already begun. The impact of Obamacare on our economy and jobs will be a poison pill to all Democrat candidates for years to come.

This delay is far from the first snafu in implementing Obamacare. Other parts of the 2010 law have already been delayed or discarded, including a requirement that businesses fill out an IRS form for any purchases over a year exceeding $600. Congress repealed that in June 2011. That provision was a huge pain in the ass to business and raised very little revenue.

Then there was the little known fact that Team Obama also had to junk the  so-called CLASS Act section of ObamaCare that offered federally-subsidized insurance for long-term health care because the legislation stated the premiums had to cover the cost. What a startling concept!

Two other parts of Obamacare, officially known as the Affordable Care Act, also have either been delayed or scuttled.

Earlier this year, Team Obama  delayed until 2015, after the mid term elections,  the start of a managed-care option. Many argue that managed care is a less expensive method of delivery of health care than are the Obamacare mandated exchanges.

Certainly you will remember that the reason for Obamacare was to reduce the cost health care.  I wonder how many of you knew Obamacare imposed a brand new tax on all medical appliances. That means all sorts of medical tools from stethoscopes and blood-pressure cuffs to the intravenous-drip monitor. Of course, the more serious the malady, the greater the likelihood that physicians and nurses will use medical devices — MRIs, various scans and X-ray machines, to name just a few. Obamacare will, most certainly increase the cost of health care.

Team Obama has also delayed the start of the  Obamacare provision known as SHOP – an insurance exchange that gives small business a range of choices. Now those businesses have only one plan, contrary to Obama’s vow that the law would provide a range of options. Who could even think that Mr. Obama is not a man of his word? Shocking!

Let’s not forget that waivers are nothing new to Obamacare. As of January 2012, Team Obama had granted waivers or exemptions to in excess of 1200 business entities and unions.  It’s telling that unions were granted waiver/exemptions at a rate about 9 times that of non union entities.  Whatever else you can say about Obama, he takes care of his unions.  Your homework for the day is to determine who said: “….socialized medicine is the keystone to the arch of the socialist state”

Part 2) The other day a poster opined that Conservative men are intimidated or frightened by strong willed and talented women. Nothing could be further from the truth. Please remember that the late Margaret Thatcher was a hero to Conservatives. Then please remember that there are 4 female Republican governors but there is only one female Democrat governor. Governors are managers.

For those left field campers who have the courage and curiosity, I urge you to do a web search on the following names. Mia Love, Michelle Malkin, Star Parker, Mary Katherine Ham, Janine Turner (certainly the best looking of all of them). The ranks of conservative female celebs is huge, their talents formidable and their names would fill volumes.

Republican/Conservative women are real power players in the Republican Party and in the governance of our nation. The Chair of the Monroe County Republican Executive Committee is a woman. Not only is she a great leader, she is one of the finest humans you could ever want to meet. The Monroe County field director of the Republican Party of Florida (RPOF) is a young Latin woman of great talent and enthusiasm. Monroe Counties Rep to the Florida House of Representatives is Republican Holly Merrill Raschein. Until redistricting a couple of years ago, our Keys Representative to the United States House of Representatives was Republican Ileana Ros Lehtinen, an office she has held for many years. She is a huge friend of the Keys. Florida’s elected Attorney General, Pam Bondi, is a Republican/Conservative.  

Then we can’t forget the contribution made to our nation by the conservative Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. The first black female Secretary of State was Republican as were the first female Secretaries of Interior, Agriculture, and Labor.  Christine Todd Whitman, a Republican headed GWB’s EPA.

One of my favorite conservative women is the immensely talented and great to look at Dana Perino (I know it’s sexist, but it’s true). Ms. Perino was GWB’s Press Secretary. She makes Jay Carney look like the pompous lying jerk that he is. Since taking the job in early 2011, the former Time reporter had conducted 444 briefings through June 18. During that span Carney used some variation of “I don’t have the answer” a total of 1,905 times, according to Yahoo! News. Geeeesh!

There is even a nationwide organization known as the National Federation of Republican Women with headquarters in Alexandria Virginia. The organization has been in existence since 1938 and has thousands of members. By the way, the NFRW is financially and organizationally independent today of the Republican National Committee.

The left fielder was flat wrong. No surprise, nothing new.