Sunday, May 4, 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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Meri-Lynn’s “little” brother. Col. Roland “Ro”  Rondeau, flying the Conch Republic flag in the mountains of Afghanistan. Just retired after 36 years of military service to our Great America. Thank you Ro!
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[Survival] You don’t learn it, it comes spontaneously. ~Auschwitz death camp survivor
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[“Quarantine the sick”
] Cuba was a quarantine zone in the 19th century when ships coming from smallpox infested areas were fumigated before being allowed to enter the US.
I think Friday’s picture about the Cuban tobacco rollers was a incorrect. The man was not a reader,  the women were strippers, not rollers.
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Check out the Chamber of Commerce Member of the Month and a whole lot more in our  ‘Chamber Compass’. Link
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Canon, Nikon and Pentax are the only mainstream digital SLR makers left. Sony has swapped over to SLT and ILCE non-reflex camera designs, and Olympus has committed to mirrorless Micro Four Thirds designs.
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In Germany you have to bring your own grocery bags, they provide nothing.
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Music
is something else. It’s not real. It’s not tangible. It is a dream. Music is a dream.
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Sloan for Mayor
. He won’t ‘drag’ you down.
[Reprisal] Why is it that if you work in Monroe County or derive any of your income from this county you must live in fear of reprisal if you want to voice an opinion or stand up for anything you believe in related to this county.
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[Apps] Android and iPhone mobile developers in the U.S., who are working remotely through oDesk.com, request a far larger hourly wage of $52 compared to developers in the Philippines ($16), Pakistan ($19), India ($20), Russia ($27) and the U.K. ($38).
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My question is how many mentally incompetent, moronic drivers have managed to kill people at the clearly marked Sugarloaf traffic Light?
Dr John the night tripper is playing Little Palm Island tomorrow, but the tickets cost $250 each! I guess they intend to keep out the riffraff.Dr John — Gris Gris
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Royal watcher claims Pippa Middleton had a fake bum at William and Kate’s 2011 wedding. (They could have had one of ours for free.) Link
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It’s all a matter of perspective.
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Wanted.
Someone experienced with Hunter ceiling fans to repair one of ours. We have a Hunter “Original” Model outdoor ceiling fan with four speeds: High, Medium, Low and Off. The ceiling fan is about a year old but hardly used. However, the High speed has suddenly stopped working at high speed – the speed on High is the same as the fan speed when on Medium. This has got be something simple for a Hunter ceiling fan pro. Also, for the same Hunter ceiling fan pro out there, we have a brand new Original model we would like installed in the ceiling light fixture inside our garage. We live on Little Torch Key/Oceanside. Please email your contact information to Classified Ads > Wanted
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[“Fireworks”
] When is the 4th of July this year?
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[Jobs] Computer science offers the second-highest starting salary of all college majors at $59,100. Engineering grads take home the highest-earning starting salary at $62,600, with business falling in third at $55,100 and communications in fourth at $44,600.
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Last Friday, May 2, was the anniversary of our Commander in Chief, President Obama, announcing that his heroic troops had found and killed Osama bin Laden,  the greatest archenemy of all Americans.
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For Rent
. Big Pine Key. 2 bedrooms. One bath. Unfurnished Duplex on clean boating canal w/seawall going to Pine Channel and coral reef. Tiled floors throughout. Ceiling fan. Very clean. A/C., Brick patios. Ground level. Port Pine heights subdivision. Quiet neighborhood. No smokers or dogs. $1400 a month. First, last and $1000 security ($3800 total to move in) Utilities not included. Available June 1. Classified Ads > For Rent
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LTK-LS-6-analysisYou don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know that the Cudjoe sewer design is FUBAR. I was recently looking at the gravity lift station designs on the North end of Little Torch Key. There are 6 of them up there and they use the cursed residential E/One grinder pumps in multiples. Each pump puts out a stream almost identical to what you get from your garden hose. Do you suppose 4 pumps of that capacity can keep up with the flow from 108 households at breakfast or bedtime? Of course not, but that is what is designed. When you compare the 6 lift stations you discover that the lift station collecting from 108 households supposedly has less flow coming in than the one collecting from 78 or from 86. And the one collecting from 65 households supposedly has less flow coming in than the one collecting from 53. Even with the ridiculously low estimated flows, there is more wastewater coming in than the 4 duty pumps are approved to handle as a maximum by the manufacturer. If they had designed according to the minimum criteria, the flow would be 230% of what they actually designed for. You can understand why highly paid FKAA engineers are pretending nothing is wrong, but why is the DEP letting this stuff slide? What is the point of completing the system if it does not work? My friends in Little Torch will be living next to cesspits from the overflows instead of beautiful clean swimming canals. Make them Dump the Pumps!
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If you spent less time complaining about your life, you’d possibly enjoy it more.
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[Bic Lighter Man]  The entrepreneurial spirit can be seen everywhere in Cuba and the city is no exception.  This man refurbishes BIC style lighters using mostly homemade tools.  He will disassemble the lighter, refill it and reassemble it like new for about $1.25 US.
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Now that Margaret Romero has filed, I wonder if KW City Commissioner Tony Yaniz will file for mayor, too? He has said he would file, and recently at Hometown! PAC’s Call to Candidates said he still might. But he vigorously supported Margaret last year against Craig. So it might be hard for Tony to say he is better qualified to be mayor than is Margaret?Romero, a Conch, dutifully attends city meetings at Old City Hall and signs up to speak often more than once at a meeting. She takes notes on her laptop for the rest of the time. She says her lack of special interest connections makes her the best choice for office.(Isn’t being a Conch a special interest? Mayor Cates is also a Conch.)
Friday’s picture of Cuban cigar rollers in Habana looks bogus. I don’t see any tobacco anywhere. Women weren’t rollers, any way.
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[Man Scorned] Big Pine’s Drew Sterling, 29, was arrested after he entered his ex-girlfriend’s home and car and damaged several items, the sheriff’s office reported Saturday. A woman called the sheriffs office at 8:30 p.m. Friday, saying she returned to her Koehn Avenue home to find the damage. She said she had broken up with Sterling earlier that day and he had moved his stuff out, but still had a key. Sterling was booked with grand theft, burglary and criminal mischief.
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[Apocalypse Coming To an Island Near You] When ask what the Keys will be like if the country crashes, I say it will be a mad house of inept drifters looking for heat and fish, but finding nothing except more dizbangs. With one road in and out and the shutdown of electricity and water (electric drives the water pumps) it is very likely the Keys will be a very dangerous place to be. Forget the fantasy of the military base supplying electric, water and food. They will protect themselves first and foremost. Forget surviving on a gen-set that runs on fuel, there will be no fuel in a few days. Forget flushing your overflowing toilet without water. Forget the grinder pumps that will seize up in minutes. Forget food and supplies with no fuel and no trucks delivering anything. Forget fishing for contaminated junk fish. No, the Keys and most of Florida will be a nightmare of starving wanderers with screaming kids and crying wives. Guns? Who are you going to shoot? The military and the police will control all; and that is called Martial Law. It will get very ugly very quickly. Have your neighbor over for dinner, but cook them well done! Or just go to church and ask Dog to help.
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1995 Astro van
, 275,000 miles, gutted out, strong motor and trans, good rubber, new water pump and some new brake work, but it needs more, cold a/c, important because front windows do not go down. Looking for $800 or would trade for a small enclosed utility trailer. Classified Ads > autos
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[What’s In A Name] I’ve never met or even heard of anyone named Beethoven or Hitler other than the originals.
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I found two phone books below my mail box last week and, without thinking, threw them in the trash can. Does anyone even use phone books any longer? I think we all let our computers “do the walking”.
[Captain Doom and Gloom] “Fat Cats Against a Living Wage” Why are they Fat Cats? Because they work 24/7, have the brains to get rich and do not care for the losers who beg for crumbs. Screw the minimum wage, make all businesses Piece Work. You work or you do not eat. This would weed out the bums and freeloaders real quick! But then most of the useless would join the military for free eats!
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Instead wasting every one’s time re-hashing ancient history about Benghazi, why doesn’t Boehner and the GOP form a special committee on why our roads and bridges are falling apart and start doing something to get them fixed.
from the right
If you doubt that Putin is dedicated to reestablishing the old Soviet Union, please think about the fact that on May 1, Putin ordered that the day be celebrated as it was under Stalin and all the other Russian despots. Russian President Vladimir Putin celebrated May 1 by “restoring traditions,” from the Soviet era: a parade of trade unions and medals for “heroes of labor” were awarded in the Kremlin. A gala state sponsored celebration.map4In the first Labor Day march across Red Square since the Soviet Union collapsed, workers carried banners saying “I’m proud of my country,” “In Putin we trust,” and “We’re going to vacation in Crimea,” under the Kremlin walls.

Obama, Clinton, and Kerry’s feckless foreign policy have virtually guaranteed that we are re-entering the Cold War that we won under Reagan. It will cost us dearly for years to come and will become a real danger to our safety.

Putin is a savage, ruthless, man with an insatiable lust for power who has the same mindset as Hitler.

Tragically our current leadership has the same mindset as Neville Chamberlin, PM of the UK in the late ‘30’s, who acquiesced to Hitler. That led us into WW2.

Part 2) Last month we added about 288k jobs. The unemployment rate sank to 6.3%. All good news, right? Well, notsomuch when you peel back the layers of this bitter onion.

In fact Team Obama’s Bureau of Labor Statistics tells us that the number of people with jobs (employed) actually declined by 73,000 during April. Don’t believe me check it out for yourself in the first table in their report: Link

The reason that the u/e rate dropped is because more than 92 million Americans remain out of the labor force. Yep, the number of people working or looking for work fell. In fact the civilian labor force dropped by 806,000 last month, following an increase of 503,000 in March. Not good, not good at all. A very important stat is the employment-population ratio. Once again, it dropped last month.

Our Democrat friends accuse Republicans of waging war on women, yet the Dems now control our economy and the number of women 16 and older not in the labor force climbed to a record high of 55,116,000 in April, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They accuse us of racism, yet the u/e rate for American African men is more than double that of Caucasian males. American African women’s rate of u/e is 10.4%, with Caucasian women the rate is 4.7%. Why haven’t the Democrats helped business create jobs?

Team Obama would have you believe that all is well in our economy. It’s not!  The U.S. economy barely grew in the first quarter. In fact, gross domestic product expanded at a miniscule 0.1 percent annual rate, the slowest since the fourth quarter of 2012, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday. Deer Friends, in addition to losing our foreign policy initiatives, we are losing the economy.

Part 3) The other day there was a news item that claimed that Hillary Clinton was opposed to same sex marriage.  I didn’t believe it so I did a little research. I discovered that I was wrong, there is an abundance of evidence that she is, or least was, firmly opposed to same sex marriage.

no4Clinton said in January 2000 that marriage does not include gay unions: “Marriage has got historic, religious and moral content that goes back to the beginning of time and I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman.” She said she would have voted for the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act, but again said she supported partnership benefits for same-sex couples. Gay groups expressed disappointment in her position.

In October of 2006 HC, while meeting with a group of gay elected officials, defended her posture on The Defense of Marriage act. She defended the act.

HC dodged when asked in March of 2007 whether she agreed with Gen. Peter Pace, then-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, whether homosexuality was immoral. “I am going to leave that to others to conclude…”

In August of 2007, Clinton reaffirmed her opposition to gay marriage but tried to cast it in a less negative light. “I prefer to think of it as being very positive about civil unions…”  Link

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A CRITIC WROTE: FTR,

It is becoming obvious that you are an anti-American. You say that it is of no concern what Clive Bundy did but lets attack the  government and governments’ response. When you have an individual that owes over 1 million dollars and that refuses to pay, threatens to use guns to block the authorities, it stands to reason that those attempting to the warrants would come armed. Next you complain that they brought trucks and earth movers. Earth movers were needed to move the blockades  that had been erected and trucks to take away the cattle, perhaps you could squeeze them all into your car. Than you criticized the use of helicopters, with the size of some of these ranches being hundreds if not thousands of acres, machines such as those were necessary. As for saying that Harry Reid soiled himself by calling these people domestic terrorists, what would you call them. They threatened the use of violence to prevent authorities from doing their job, They also threaten to use their wives and children as human shields, similar to Sadaam Hussains’ tactics. At the risk of being uncivil, Reid did not soil himself but perhaps you ejaculated in your knickers at the prospect of smearing the United States.

As an aside Clive Bundy did say on national television that he did not believe in the United States. Of course I bet that when he sells his cattle  he only takes American money. As a further aside Sean Hannity of FOX news who called Bundy a real good guy with a great family backed away so fast when Clive opened his mouth and let the world know that he was just another racist crook.

Yes sir FTR you sure know how to pick your friends. And please if you want civil be civil.

A Vet and moderate

FTR’S RESPONSE: Tomorrow.

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