no-weapons-allowed[Crooks] Mr. DRUCKEMILLER (County thief Lisa Druckemiller’s son) was arrested again, this time for:
1 Felony Count(s) of 775.0845.2a
PUBLIC ORDER CRIMES – COMMIT 3RD DEGREE FELONY WEARING MASK OR HOOD
1 Felony Count(s) of 812.13.2b
ROBBERY – WITH WEAPON

And there’s an additional cocaine possession charge too. Armed robbery with a mask (sigh) Tell me again why law abiding citizens don’t need guns with large capacity magazines. If there was ever a reason to fear for ones life and have the right to defend ones self, would it not be to defend yourself against a masked, armed cocaine addict whose intent was to rob and possibly kill you?

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There was four mass shootings before 1988. But during the late 1980’s very important events happened in the field of psychology. Here is a list of anti-depressants and when they were introduce. Citalopram 1989, Paroxetine 1992, Duloxetine 1988, Sertaline 1991, and Fluoxetine 1987.

The adverse side effects that they carry are suicidal thoughts and actions. The history of mass shooters show that most of the time they have taken these drugs prior to doing their acts. Since 1988 there have been 46 mass shootings. Does anyone see a correlation here? Anti-depressant usage since 1988 has gone up over 400%! Link

an_cake-candlesMarian Goldner, who founded the Key Deer Protection Alliance (KDPA) in the late 80’s, celebrated her 90th birthday by attending their meeting earlier this week.

[“Cast iron pans and electric stoves”] They work fine if someone hasn’t run them under cold water when they were hot and warped them. Warped cast iron only works well on gas.

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Python Challenge is underway. Everglades Python Challenge concerns trappers. Link

Global cooling? Check out this picture of palm trees with snow on them. Link

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[Gas v Electric] You guys are missing the newer technology for electric stoves–Induction. These stoves are pricey, but Maytag has a model for $1500. I can boil 4 quarts of water in under 3 minutes, control is instantaneous so when the burner is adjusted the heat input changes right away. And the stovetop itself does not heat up so spills don’t bake on. You cannot use aluminum pans, but stainless and cast iron work great. I loved gas, but when I moved to Big Pine I went with the new electric induction and its great. And its very efficient.

serf13[Citizens Not Serfs] Another Major Victory for the Citizens of Monroe County! It seems as though FEMA has accepted and has even expressed appreciation for Monroe County’s new amended floodplain management ordinance.  This is very important because the new ordinance removes any  code enforcement or criminal penalty for failing to have an inspection of downstairs enclosures at the  time of sale.  This current version of the ordinance (that has been approved by FEMA) included the updated  requirements for inspections of downstairs enclosures on Transfer/Sale. In May 2012, the previous  inspection on transfer ordinance was deemed to be unenforceable by the county as a result of Florida  Statute 553.79(17) because the previous triggering moment for an inspection after a sale was when a  buyer requested a building permit. (This triggering moment became illegal on July 1 2012 because  Florida Statute 553.79(17) became effective which prohibits the county from searching a downstairs  enclosure when a homeowner pulls a building permit on an unrelated portion of the property.) As a  result of Citizens Not Serfs’ lobbying, the County Commission passed this amended ordinance that  removes any criminal or code enforcement penalty for failing to request an inspection at the time of  sale. In addition, the ordinance removes the requirement for demolition of non-compliant downstairs  enclosures identified at the time of sale.

In the alternative, the stated intent of the ordinance is to  simply identify nonconforming structures for county records and to reduce the chance that purchasers  will buy structures without knowledge that they are purchasing a nonconforming or illegal structure. In  simple terms, this means that our community has been successful in eliminating code enforcement  and criminal penalties for failing to request an inspection at the time of sale and in completely  eliminating the inspection when a homeowner requests a building permit on a portion of the property  unrelated to the downstairs enclosure. These are huge victories for Monroe County citizens!  Although we have accomplished a lot so far, Citizens Not Serfs’ work related to downstairs  enclosures will not be done until FEMA’s Downstairs Enclosure Pilot program is officially terminated. 

The professional studies demonstrating the inequalities and irrationalities related to downstairs  enclosure policies will be completed early in 2013 and we promise to keep you posted on their results  as soon as they are completed. The studies should be very powerful in supporting out mission to end  the Pilot. We assure you that we are still working hard towards the end of these destructive programs.  If you are interested in financially supporting these efforts, please send a check to Citizens Not Serfs  at 1045 Flagship Lane Summerland Key Fl 33042. 

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If you suffer from Prosopagnosia click here

Click on the man’s nose after following the link. If you successfully click on his nose you can have another glass of wine or beer. Link

[Sewers] Bid protests could impact sewer funding, County says. Something stinks. Link

Hopefully, the Coconut Telegraph’s ‘Cloudburst’ is a brief one, and no more damage to the Telegraph! Murphy’s law works overtime most of the time.

lighter13[“You can light gas burners with a match but it is dangerous and difficult”] Are you serious? Is this what the Keys has come to? People effin afraid to light the gawddamned stove? Jeeeeeze anybody remember this place and what we used to light in the late 70’s down here?

Ahoy Mr. Wussy-Mainlander New-Jerseyberg! There’s a thing called a Scripto Long-necked Lighter. They come in packs of two for about $6. No they are not ever discounted for early-bird or Happy Hour.

Once you use one, you’ll never flash burn your eyebrows off on the grill again, I promise. Simply place the long neck lighter, the (hot end) next to the burner, pull the trigger to ignite a flame. Turn on the burner, preferably the one the lighter is next to, and voila, you got fire without electricity.

Now, do I have to warn you not to put your head in the oven with the gas on and ignite the …nah, I probably don’t, you can’t possibly be that …can you?

[Turtle Murder] 20 yr ago a friend told me that he saw a cop on Big Pine Key purposely swerve and run over a box turtle crossing Wilder Rd.

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Gun dealers are bitching that they might have to do yearly inventory checks of the guns they sell. As a nurse, I have to do weekly inventory of meds and vaccines. Get over it.

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George Orwell wrote 1984 in 1949, the story of how the world might be in the future. His future was now and if anyone has traveled to Russia, it is exactly like the book. You should hope and pray our government does not fail, because living like Russia is not the way for us 

Deer Ed,  Don’t despair. Technology and the Cloud can be a bitch. We appreciate all the work you do to keep us entertained and informed.

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[Crooks] Druckemiller’s son is arrested again, for robbery. Link

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Dealing with porn addiction. Don’t throw away that computer, deal with it! Video
GMO Empire update. Link
an_plane_f-18NAS Key West will conduct training, to include night flight operations, at Boca Chica Field Jan. 14-19 and Jan. 22-25. While this training will be held within the airfield’s normal operating hours and will be complete before 10 p.m., base officials want to ensure that surrounding communities are aware that flights will be taking off and landing after dark during this training period. For more information, contact NAS Key West Public Affairs at (305) 293-2027.
Bob Woodward’s secrets spilled worst than Bradley Mannings. . Link

There’s so much mingling in Marathon of money and egos. Coming from a real city with real wise guys, MonroeCounty is nothing but people who think they are big fish but are living in a very small and polluted pool. This entire cast of bit part characters wouldn’t last a minute if this theater was in a real city with real actors. They’d have all been rolled up in smelly old carpets and left in dumpsters by now.

When will these geriatric wannabe has-beens realize their reign is over and it’s time to move on? The idea of two old farts fighting over a female is cause to call for murder is foolishness, but then isn’t that what most of MonroeCounty politics is all about?

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[IKC] How many iguana killers does it take to prepare an iguana for dinner? Three. One to prepare the iguana, the other two to watch for traffic.

[“FTR weekly review”] Who ever wrote that hit every nail on the head. Myself, originally from Connecticut, have one thing to add to this outstanding review. I just wanted to let the FTR guy know that Newtown, CT is part of Fairfield County, which happens to have the highest per capita income of any county in the entire U. S. Newtown itself has a per capita income of $116,249 as of last year. The medial average price of a home in this area is $346,000.00 as of last year. FTR made a claim that they must be mostly registered Democrats in that town. Look at the last two stats and I’ll bet there many more Republicans there than Dems. Not too many blue color workers in that town, nor middle class. Another incident where FTR opened his mouth without checking stats that count.

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[Police Shooting] Check out this is a dashcam video with audio of a June 8, 2011 incident where an officer encountered an armed subject with a knife. The officer was cleared by the District Attorney’s office. Video

an-bike1I would like to clarify the times (which have changed slightly) for Sunday’s Soldier Ride event from Boca Chica Field to Key West. The schedule is:
10:30 a.m. – Soldier Ride departs NAS’ Boca Chica Field to Truman Waterfront (in front of museum ship Ingham)
10:30 – noon – Soldier Ride (route map attached)
Noon – welcome ceremony at Ingham featuring KW Mayor and local military leaders.
1 – 2:30 p.m. Community RED, WHITE, BLUE Ride ($20 suggested donation) visiting historic Key West military sites (approx 6 miles) Public ride-along ends at Mallory Square with brief closing ceremony. Public can only register that day from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Truman Waterfront.
Call Jerry Hughes of the Key West Military Affairs Committee at (305) 240-1136 or me for more information.

[“I do not support the troops”] Very real and true. If you really want to support the troops, contact your Senator/congressperson and demand they bring the troops Home. Then make sure they are taken care of especially with medical aid, which we don’t do a very good job of right now. Too many are homeless, suicidal or have severe injuries from their time served. It’s time to stop courting Big Business/Big Oil interest and just take care of our heroes.

 
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[“Gas ranges do not always work when the electric goes off”] To light one with a match is only dangerous & difficult if you are a dufess!

an_radar_screen[Ultimate New Radar at Boca Chica NAS] One of the biggest improvements is the simultaneous inclusion of all aircraft information such as location, speed, height and direction as well as weather. It’s that combination that brings a new efficiency, but also safety and situation awareness to air traffic control in the Keys.

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Best friends, a boy and his dog. Video 
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[“Even the cloud isn’t foolproof”] More than foolproof is the platform’s ownership mechanism. What do you pay now and what will you pay later after “everyone” has converted to cloud computing? Dependency breeds captivity, or something like that–an old Ralph Nadarism.

[Vantage Point] A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘Universe,’ a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest – a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of
compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole [of] nature in its beauty.  — Albert Einstein

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[Gun Nuts] An Ohio school is arming it’s janitors.

I saw Rick Ramsay’s new picture on the MCSO website as our new fuehrer has seized control. I am proud to have the first gay-looking sheriff of Monroe County. His hair is like .. perfect!

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[Cancel the Ragnar Race. It’s not a good fit for the area anymore”] OK, you’ve said it here. Now say it to the county commissioners! They are the ones who let these races happen. Tell them no more, not to let any happen again. Otherwise these race events will continue. Because the county commissioners believe the county administrator when he tells them these races are a good source of revenue.  Question is – is the little revenue worth the massive problems? 

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[“Cloud” burst on the CT] It isn’t just the banner that’s screwed up…. the entire page is mostly blank with lines..and advertisements, what the hell happened? (Ed: Don’t use Internet Explorer until I get this fixed. Use a different browser.)

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Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the ‘100 Women of the Century.’ Barbara Walters writes: Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country, but specific men who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War. 

[Jersey Beefalos] Recently while driving around the avenues on Big Pine Key I suddenly had to swerve to avoiding running into a small herd of Jersey beefalos that were feeding out of a fried chicken container. Sadly I ran over a medium size iguana. Fortunately there was no damage to my vehicle, but I have to wonder how much damage would have occurred if I had hit the grazing herd. I did take the iguana home and ate it that night. I would never do that with a Jersey girl.

I don’t think we get smarter as we get older. I think we just run out of stupid things to do.

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The crescent Moon marches higher each evening as it waxes thicker farther away from the Sun. Use the Moon to locate faint little Mars.

Is it just me or has FTR guy really gone off the deep end lately?

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[Everglades Python Hunt] The recommended method for killing pythons is the same for killing zombies: a gunshot to the brain, or decapitation to reduce the threat. (The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals doesn’t approve of the latter method, though.)

[“The school district and the kids’ parents failed the kid and failed society by not dealing with his demons”]  I beg to differ with FTR in this statement. All of us failed this child, it shows in the statements of “Dorky, Weird, Bullied” It would be interesting to see if he came from a single parent home, like the CT shooter. Where are the men, oh that’s right they leave when the going gets tough. Single mothers live in poverty most of the time, where are the programs for these child who need help. Where were the teachers when the bullying occurred, in their classrooms, where most of the bullying stops. Where was the bus driver, better yet where was his father? Where are the programs for kids. Nowhere in America, certainly not in the Big Pine area. Programs for children who need help are non existent due to the financial cost. Anybody know a shrink that is poor? It does take a village to raise a child, the problem is America in no longer a village. 

I just talked to a mother today who told me her son’s friend, that they helped nurture, (single mother again) died in October due to a heroin overdose. Men need to realize how much damage they cost with their lust.

Women are truly the stronger sex. Look at how much responsibility they carry, home, job, car, kid, bills, food, repairs. Wake up America, we are all responsible for our children. 

[“Gas stove, you can light the burners with a match but it is dangerous and difficult”] This is a joke, right? Right?

an_BuoyThe Key West Sail & Power Squadron is offering America’s Boating Course at The Pirates Wellness Center. This 5 day course covers boat handling, elementary seamanship, navigation aids, weather, marine radios, Florida boating regulations and more. Completion satisfies Florida State boating certification requirements.

Course dates are January 24, 28, 31, February 4 & 7. The fee of $55.00 covers the cost of materials, and a reduced rate of $70 is available for family members who are willing to share materials. People who pass the course are offered an introductory 6-month Power Squadron membership. For information Bulletin Board 

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CTSellCat1[Captain Doom and Gloom] We locals would like to thank all you Snowbirds for bringing all those lonely germs into the Keys with you. Ah, there is nothing like living in a sick ward called Paradise. Come on April!

“Why can’t we find capable leadership now” Because you destroyed the teachers who taught kids to be adults, who gave kids guts. All gone. Those who are left are left because they get it all for free. Like history, we are going down the tubes, the TV tubes and sewer tubes. Unless the males in this country take back their control, all is lost. Stop wearing tight shorts, theycut off circulation.

A friend stopped by the PO in Summerland this morning to drop off a letter in the mailbox in front of the office only to be reminded by a biker that he got a $150 ticket for doing the same thing the other day. You aren’t even allowed to leave your car for a couple of seconds to drop letter there. Now, it would be rational if they put that box on a curb so you could drop off the mail on the run but they don’t. Instead, they have cops make money on your account just to drop a letter in their receptacle. When are the freaking parking meters being installed in the parking lot?

“Marathon Port of Entry plan” Besides what the post mentioned, why not just use Key West which is almost a POE already? After all, most of the illegals row into the docks at night anyway, instead of going up to MM 50 plus. With Tampa and Ft Lauderdale and Key West making the perfect triangle for cruise ships, who wants to go to Marathon where there’s no real international-sized airport to support the volume of people. Key West airport is also too small for jumbo jets, but that can be fixed with a few billion tax dollars, right, or rent the Navy base?

No Respect: The USDA and the WATER Works are the most important organizations there are, but the least respected, why?

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dike13[Tea Party cannot stop the flood of progress] A Dutch legend is that a small boy passing a dike on his way to school notices a small leak trickling through a little hole. He poked his finger into the hole, stemming the flow of water. Later, help came to him.

There is an enlarging hole in the dike of obstructionism, hatemongering, groundless accusations, promoting fears of all kinds, ridiculous statements, hypocrisy, homophobia, paranoia, absurd characterizations and plain stupidity. All these, and more, fall within absolute neoconservatism and absolute Tea Party adherence.

The gushing flow of progress includes marriage equality, using military force only as a last resort to failed diplomacy, a woman’s right to make decisions about her body, allowing immigrants a path to citizenship, a balance of entitlements/ revenue (especially on the very rich), responsible gun control, responding to our man-made climate changes, continuing support of the United Nations and Planned Parenthood and retaining Social Security and Medicare.

This gushing forth of progress is coming mainly from Bashir, Obama, Maddow, Matthews, Schultz, Giffords/ Kelly, Belosi, O’Donnell and an exciting new group of legislators, mostly females. Support to hold back this progress is slipping: Declining numbers of neocons, Tea Party power diminishing, some Republicans seeing their once “Grand Ol’ Party” being pulled over the cliff to increasing insignificance (self destroying), and people sick and tired of the antique birthers.

You Tea Party Republicans do not have enough fingers to stop this exciting evolution. America is growing to become a beautiful country of spiritual inclusiveness, diversity and compassion. Why not join us, the U.S.?  ~Jim Remington, Key West

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You know you live in a Country run by idiots if you can get arrested for expired tags on your car but not for being in the country illegally.

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36 have been accused of spousal abuse

7 have been arrested for fraud

19 have been accused of writing bad checks

117 have directly or indirectly bankrupted at least 2 businesses

3 have done time for assault

71 cannot get a credit card due to bad credit

14 have been arrested on drug-related charges

8 have been arrested! for shoplifting

21 currently are defendants in lawsuits

84 have been arrested for drunk driving in the last year!

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In the coming New Year, 2013, both Groundhog Day and  the State of the Union address will occur on the same day. This is an ironic juxtaposition of events. One involves a meaningless  ritual in which we look to an insignificant creature of  little intelligence for prognostication. The other involves a groundhog.

[“The school district and the kids’ parents failed the kid and failed society by not dealing with his demons”]  I beg to differ with FTR in this statement. All of us failed this child, it shows in the statements of “Dorky, Weird, Bullied” It would be interesting to see if he came from a single parent home, like the CT shooter. Where are the men, oh that’s right they leave when the going gets tough. Single mothers live in poverty most of the time, where are the programs for these child who need help. Where were the teachers when the bullying occurred, in their classrooms, where most of the bullying stops. Where was the bus driver, better yet where was his father? Where are the programs for kids. Nowhere in America, certainly not in the Big Pine area. Programs for children who need help are non existent due to the financial cost. Anybody know a shrink that is poor? It does take a village to raise a child, the problem is America in no longer a village. 

I just talked to a mother today who told me her son’s friend, that they helped nurture, (single mother again) died in October due to a heroin overdose. Men need to realize how much damage they cost with their lust.

Women are truly the stronger sex. Look at how much responsibility they carry, home, job, car, kid, bills, food, repairs. Wake up America, we are all responsible for our children. 

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 Sunday is a day of rest.