Recently I saw a post about some group called Rising Tide. I did some internet research which did not provide any information.  And based on their post, I was not inclined to give them any credence or audience.

Then today I saw on Sloan’s blog that somebody with a Rising Tide email address sent Sloan an email saying Rising Tide did not want Sloan in it’s group, and did not want any more communications with Sloan.  All because he asked them to identify themselves.  That’s pretty laughable. They’re scared of Sloan. So, in Sloan’s place,  I’m asking my fellow CT readers – anybody know the names behind Rising Tide?  Or why their secrecy? 

And after reading Rising Tide’s hostile (my opinion of their words) comments, my original instinct was right. 

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[Poop Plant] To the person that is required to install a new poop plant where the current septic plant is, no problem we just did it here on Big Pine.  You simply have to hire a reputable contractor that can get everything in order, and for just $25,000, they can do the switch in approximately four hours.  That means if you can now afford to, you could either go to a movie, or simply watch your money going into the hole in the ground like I did.  Come to think of it you may not want to do the later because it ended up being a very sad day.

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Can a divorce firm have a better name?

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I own a gun to protect myself from the other gun owners.

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Take a listen. I believe you’ll be surprised. Pretty astounding talent. Carnegie Hall no less! When done if you have the time click Next for more .. um .. stuff. Link

[“Did No Name Key get power yet”] Yes they did, and they even paid for the service. Only problem is, the BCC will not let the NNK residents use the power. We the taxpayers get to pay for the inept BCC to waste our money on lawsuits and tort penalties.

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[City Electric Stacks] Nice pic. It reminds me of the old days when I lived on Eaton Street. We were constantly getting dust on our blinds, skin, cars, etc.. One at a time, as the smoke stacks faltered, they were shut down until it was no longer feasible to keep it up and running. The electric companies, according to scorecard.org, are one of the biggest environmental pollution sources in the Florida Keys.

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[“A car, a knife, & a hammer are as lethal as an AR-5”] Then why do you need AR-15 to “protect’ yourself when you already have a car, a knife, & a hammer? 

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Lets get on mosquito control where we get the most bang for our buck so we will forget what the school board and the county are stealing from us.

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I gave the Mrs a hamster skin coat for her birthday. Took her to the fair last night and it took me three hours to get her off the Ferris Wheel! 

[Cat Season] Nothing stirs my creative juices more than stupidity. On the radio this morning I hear they are again targeting the cats. When they did their studies why did they not ask the people who have first hand knowledge of cats, birds, raccoons and the marsh rabbit history, here in the Florida Keys. Is there really another agenda they are not telling you about? Their actions are upsetting the environmental chain as well as promoting the sickos who kill and abuse animals. 

It sounded like a joke when the news first hit in 2000: Giant Burmese pythons were invading the Everglades. Now scientists have measured the real impact of the arrival of this voracious species, and the news is troubling. Marsh rabbits are no longer found. Sightings of raccoons down 99.3%. according to the National Academy of Sciences.   Gee, maybe the Keys cats are the real culprits!  Here is a link of the dangerous cats.     
“Really Stupid Cats”

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Vietnam Beaches Photo Gallery. Link

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Super Bowl recipes. Link

What did one sagging boob say to the other? “We’d better perk up or people will think we’re nuts! 

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Does anyone know what time or where the “Water Water” guy comes to Big Pine Key? 
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Killer cats: roaming felines a threat to birds; study says they kill up to 3.7 billion a year. Link

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[Tonsils] Why did parents always have their kid’s tonsils removed in the old days?

[Big Brother] The natural tendency is for rights to be whittled away, bit-by-bit. Rights are never restored bit-by-bit. Once lost, they are gone until the next revolution.

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[Cat Season] I’m reading that it is open season on cat’s here in the Keys. I’m game on that, I just do not want people to get mad at me for killing their cat.

The trouble with Roe v Wade. Link

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[“Marsh Rabbits”] In all fairness to the cats I have killed a few rabbits myself, tasty little critters they are with a fine merlot. 

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[Cat Predation] Do you believe everything you read? Were you even here a half century ago when cats were living fine along side Marsh rabbits. When I was able to breed domestic rabbits with Marsh rabbits. When Marsh rabbits were all up and down US hwy 1 and down most side streets. When a Marsh rabbit wanted to breed with a domestic rabbit they would dig a hole next to the domestic rabbits home. The results were a stronger rabbit. It is like the protection of the Key deer. They protect the land, not the Key deer. Its all about money. On more than one occasion I have offered to put them in contact with my associates at a big Zoo where they could place some of these Marsh rabbits and really help save them. They were not interested?

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My sister-in-law sat on my glasses and broke them. It was my own fault. I should have taken them off.

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[Gunbrella] Canadian police urged the public to think twice about walking around on rainy days carrying an umbrella made to look like a rifle. The harmless but alarming umbrella brought police to a bus stop in Richmond, B.C., after commuters saw a man who appeared to have a genuine rifle over his shoulder. There were some tense moments as the mistake was sorted out, and police said things could have ended tragically had the man made a sudden move, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. “If it appeared that he was actually shouldering the rifle; if our officers believed he was about to fireI mean, our officers would have no choice,” said Richmond RCMP Sgt. Sherrdean Turley. CBC News said the store where the so-called gunbrella was sold decided to discontinue the line. 

[Combative Woman] There are some women more capable of all the rigors of combat than some men.  So long as the same standards are held to qualify, there should be no problem.  If the standards are relaxed in any way–problem.

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Massive military ‘training drill’ in Houston frightens residents. They should come to the Keys and see the top guns training over our skies. Link 

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Did you know that all salmon sold in the US that is not wild has been either dyed with edible plant dye or the fish have been fed a protein to make their flesh look pink like wild caught salmon. Ask your monger at Winn Dixie about it.

[Percentages] 45% of Americans have no idea what’s going on. 10% can barely find their way home. 22% drink too much, and the remaining 74% suck at math.

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[‘Rearing’ Scouts] The Boy Scouts of America is considering letting homosexuals join their organization. They will have to rewrite their oath to change the last two words to Morally Queer. A Scout den full of homosexuals is not something I would want my young boys to belong to. The Scouts already have enough criminal and civil law suites pending that involves pedophiles running some of the camps. This to me will end being as disgusting as the Catholic Priest scandal. 

On my honor, I will do my best 
To do my duty to God and my country and to obey the Scout Law; 
To help other people at all times; 
To keep myself physically strong, mentally awake and morally straight. 

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[Child labor] It’s in Chinese but good. Talk about the child labor in China. Why play with Tonka Toys when you can do this? Apparently, it is not this kid’s first day on the job. This is remarkable and very disturbing. Link

Have you ever just looked at someone and knew the wheel was turning but the hamster was dead?

2nd lawsuit filed in Cudjoe Sewer project. Link

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I wonder what the animal shelters do with all of the feral cats we bring in.

[Wanted] Looking to rent a pontoon boat trailer or hire someone with a pontoon trailer to transport my pontoon boat from Sugarloaf to Big Pine. Classified Ads

A gun is like a parachute. if you need one and don’t have one – you’ll probably never need one again.an_parachute lady

[Newton’s Third Law Of Emotion] For every male action there is a female overreaction.

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[USDA kills endangered Mexican Gray Wolf] The US Fish and Wildlife Service and USDA have contrived a way to shoot yet another endangered Mexican gray wolf, one of only 58 in the wild. Wolf F118, head of the Fox Mountain pack, is one of only six successful wild mothers, but the agencies announced that they would shoot her by Friday. The Fish and Wildlife Service has a long history of accidentally on purpose lowering this species’ survival chances. After this wolf is shot, they will have killed 13 on purpose,  18 on accident during capture, placed 32 in captivity and let ranchers kill 43 illegally  without much fuss. The federal government has wasted more Mexican wolves than it has saved.

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[Cat Predation]  There’s an old axiom that “figures lie and liars figure”.  Yesterday’s post relating to feral cats and marsh rabbits was an excellent example.

The poster stated that a 1999 study indicated that cats had wiped out 53% of marsh rabbits.  Either he/she did not read the study, was incapable of interpreting the data, or was being intentionally misleading.

What the study actually says is that 53% of the dead marsh rabbits that were examined were attributed to predation by cats, not 53% of all marsh rabbits.  If he/she had taken the time to read further, he/she would have discovered that the 53% figure included not only those the researchers attributed to cats, but those included in the “Other Causes” category as well.  Additionally, the study is only guessing that the rabbits were even the victims of cats.  The reality is that there has never been a single credible observation of a cat even attacking a marsh rabbit, much less killing one. 

Snowbird rules to follow
1) “Can I get my locals discount?” in Texas accent
2) Pass car in heavy traffic on US 1 only to be right in front of me and 1/2 a car length from the car in front of you. 
3) Green traffic light? What? Crosswalk is all you see. Step right out into traffic. 
4) Discard cigarette butt out of window.  

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All You Can Eat $10 Spaghetti Dinner sponsored by the Big Pine Key Boy Scout Troop 573                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               5-7 PM Saturday, February 9 at the  Big Pine Methodist Church 250 Key Deer Blvd.  There will also be door prizes, a 50/50 raffle, and delicious  home-made desserts!  Please come out and support our scouts and their camping activities.  For more info see Bulletin Board

[Free spay/neuter for your cat] Please contact me if you would like your cat spayed/neutered. Call Valerie: Business Directory > Pets

woman30[Captain Doom and Gloom] “Woman in Combat”Yes, woman should be in the front line so we real troops know what we are fighting for!

“Cannot grow from food seeds” Maybe because they are all irradiated going through the truck x-ray machines to kill off any illegal’s, huh? Of the Grower’s Union has something to do with it? Or Big Bro is at his act again? All I know is, you cannot start a garden anymore either!

“Tactical Assault Rock”  Get yours fast before they are declared as illegal weapons by the sissies and mommies! Link

I figured out why Fusion Development has all but stopped. It is because if the machines that produce power with fusion, break, then the reaction might eat this planet. Would it not be nice to be able to use fusion to dispose of Mt Trashmore s all over this world? Talk about free energy, oops, that is really the reason, right?

[California Human Right Foundation] It is a great  privilege for us to invite you to global Congress meeting against Economic  Crisis, Child Protection & HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prostitution, Sex Work and  forced Labor. The aims of the conference are to bring together researchers and  practitioners in an effort to lay the ground work for future collaborative  research, advocacy, and program development as well as to educate social  service, health care, and criminal justice professionals on human trafficking  and the needs and risks of those victimized by the commercial sex industry.

The global Congress meeting against Economic Crisis, Child Protection &  HIV/AIDS Treatment, Prostitution, Sex Work and forced Labor is scheduled to  take place from February 23rd – 25th 2013 in California the United States and  in Dakar-Senegal, from February 28th – 04th of March 2013. The global congress  is hosted by the Campaign against Child Labor Coalition and sponsored by (The  Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The William J. Clinton Foundation and other  benevolent donors worldwide.

Note that all interested delegates that requires entry visa to enter the  United States to attend this meeting will be assisted by the organization, in  obtaining the visa in their passport. Free air round trip tickets to attend  this meeting will be provided to all participants. The Workshop welcomes paper  presentation from any interested participants willing to present papers during  the meeting.

For registration information you are to contact the conference secretariat via  email secretary_richardsdaniella@aol.com

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[Correction] I screwed the pooch. I posted that the Republicans did indeed help push thru the budget increase when I meant to say the republicans helped put thru the debt ceiling increase. I humbly stand corrected.

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[Welfare] These 11 States now have More People on Welfare than they do Employed Last month, the Senate Budget Committee reports that in fiscal year 2011, between food stamps, housing support, child care, Medicaid and other benefits, the average U.S. household below the poverty line received $168.00 a day in government support. What’s the problem with that much support? Well, the median household income in America is just over $50,000, which averages out to $137.13 a day. To put it another way, being on welfare now pays the equivalent of $30.00 an hour for a 40-hour week, while the average job pays $25.00 an hour.

There once was a man named Barack
Whose re-election to me was a shock.
He raised taxes I pay,
He supports marry a gay,
And now he is after your Glock!

Have you noticed that those defending assault weapons are always from the Right? The Right is to be feared because they are the danger to America. Whenever a radical group takes up arms here they are usually right wing nuts who live in fear of change in the country. I figured out why conservatives are so conservative. They want the country to be just like it was when they were children when only Whites were in power and a loaf of bread cost a quarter.

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Ah, FTR, you cherry pick a Fox News video of the Hartford hearing, yet skip the video of a Newtown Dad being yelled at by your buddies. You are about as honest as a …

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Karl Marx summed up Communism as “from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” This is a good, pithy saying, which, in practice, has succeeded in bringing upon those under its sway misery, poverty, rape, torture, slavery, and death. For the saying implies but does not name the effective agency of its supposed Utopia–the agency called “The State,” and the motto, fleshed out, for the benefit of the easily confused, must read: “The State will take from each according to his ability: the State will give to each according to his needs. Needs and abilities” are, of course, subjective so the operative statement may be reduced to “the State shall take, the State shall give.” The State makes all decisions. The State is master coercer of men.

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an scratch poison ivyIt’s a mystery why the liberal knee jerk reaction to virtually every problem is to pass a law. They seem to hard wired to scratch an itch rather than to actually cure the infection. A classic example is the current left’s hue and cry to “pass a law”. They clamor and shriek that we must pass a law to protect our children from gun violence. Many of these crusaders actually believe that passing yet another law restricting gun ownership will end violence in our schools.  A powerful and persuasive segment of the “pass a law” posse is committed to raping the Second Amendment to our Constitution.  

The true believers steadfastly refuse to even think about the notion that the sale of guns is already subject to powerful government control.  Any one of you who has purchased a new gun from a dealer in recent years is fully aware that before the gun can be delivered, a federal background check is required.  Currently it is usually done by phone and the dealer often receives approval within minutes. The check is to determine if the purchaser is a felon, is mentally ill, or has a history of domestic violence.  The purchaser is required to fill in a questionnaire and is required to swear that he/she is not mentally ill, is not a felon, and does not have a history of domestic violence. Please note that there may be more, but as I write this, that’s all I can think of.  If the purchaser lies on the questionnaire, he/she has committed a felony. 

So there already is a law, how is it enforced?  It is not.  There are tens of thousands of the background checks conducted every year.  Only about seven tenths of one percent (Link) of the checks results in a turn down for federal permission to buy a gun.  That’s about 700K in the last 10 years. But, even though a law exists, and federal agencies are tasked to enforce it, of all of those thousands of fraudulent hence felonious applications, prosecutions for lying on the document are “rare” if not virtually non-existent. One source claimed that only 13 false questionnaires has resulted in a prosecution. I personally am acquainted with several licensed firearms dealers. They have told me that even on those rare instances wherein the Feds disapprove of the purchase, there is virtually -0- follow up by the Feds. One told me that he has never seen any follow up investigation into people why have lied on the form. Deer Friends, we already have a law. All the feds have to do is enforce it. They refuse. By the way, the serial number, description and purchaser of each gun purchased from a licensed dealer is recorded and is available to the law enforcement and the Feds.

Please give a few moments thought as to how big a new enforcement apparatus will have to be created, please think about the costs. It makes me think of yet another federal boondoggle certain to burn long tons of money for no purpose. Please note that the jurisdictions that have the most severe gun ownership restrictions have the highest crime rates. Please note that after the “assault weapon” ban of the ‘90’s sun-setted, gun violence and deaths and crime all declined.

The only way to be certain that there will be not gun violence is to eradicate all guns.  I mean all guns; even law enforcement would have to be stripped of guns. The military would have to be stripped of guns.  Even if guns were solely in the possession of the state, there would be thefts and losses. Those guns would absolutely hit the black market. All guns, each and every gun would have to be collected and destroyed.  Deer Friends, there are about 270,000,000 privately owned guns in the USA.  Any attempt to collect them, to disarm our citizenry, would result in a catastrophic civil rebellion.  Nonetheless, the liberals are committed to assaulting the Second Amendment by the use of the Chinese “Death by a thousand Cuts”.  They will continue to take a bite and then take a bite there. The notion of seizing all guns is the stuff of fairy tales. It will not happen, ever. For as long as there is a USA, it’s citizens will be bearing firearms.  Unfortunately, under the current admin, I believe that such a move might be entertained, but it will fail. It will fail in it’s execution. Please note that the jurisdictions that have the most severe gun ownership restrictions have the highest crime rates.

Part 2) Apate has just reported that the Republican Mayor of a large mid west city, operating in concert with a Republican City Council, has declared war on abortion and abortion providers. The mayor is moving to take a lead role in the abortion issue. He has identified the banks that do business with the several Planned Parenthood Clinics in his jurisdiction.

The right wing mayor is sending letters to two major financial institutions, TD Bank and Bank of America, which offer lines of credit to abortion providers. In his letter he strongly  suggests that they stop lending money to the clinics unless the clinics change their abortion practices.  Without banking support, Planned Parenthood would be hard pressed to continue to be an abortion provider.

The mayor and the city council have already caused the city government and municipal employees and teachers to divest their money that is in pension funds that invest in businesses doing business with abortion providers.   The mayor wrote the banks: “Now we need you and other commercial banks to join this fight for life. Collectively we can send a clear and unambiguous message to all investors and to private business, that the city will no longer do businesses that support abortion.”

Deer Friends, that damned sure sounds like an abuse of power and unconscionable arm twisting.  What do you think?