Wednesday, December 17, 2014
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|I am looking to rent a jet ski for 2 for 2 weeks. I am local living in BPK and will take very good care of it like it was my own. Please contact me at you convenience. Toni 786-499-1414 12.17.14. Classified Ads > Wanted|
[Eimers’ death] A poster wrote about Charles Eimers being tasered and suffocated to death by police: “People, he was tasered for running from, and resisting, arrest. Calm and rational people, not breaking the law, have never, and will never have a problem with police.” This poster obviously did not watch the video of the event. Eimers drove slowly away from a traffic stop that was probably going downhill fast with nobody watching. He did not run, but surrendered quietly and laid his belly when instructed by police from a distance. This took place in the presence of witnesses on a Key West beach and filmed by those witnesses. He did not struggle until he was handcuffed and tortured by police bullies. You would, too. Watch the video and see if you see any reason for the police brutality that killed this peaceful retiree. Video
[Turkey Vultures] Why are there so many all of a sudden this week? Who died?
|Sewer work by both companies will stop this Friday until the first of the year.|
|Eimers’ death was the subject of CBS this morning. They were wondering why the police didn’t have the second video even after the person who took it tried to get it to them. They never called that person back. The Eimers family finally got the phone number through their lawyer and made one phone call and got the video. CBS showed the video testimony of the cops lying.|
Wheelchair needed for local young man. Please email email@example.com if you or someone you know has one they could sell or loan for 6-7 weeks. Need by this Friday the 9th. Lets make his holiday a little more mobile. Thank you and merry Christmas!
|[My 2014 Christmas Wish] Please consider writing my friend Linda (her dearest friend+ husband/U.S. Veteran, Terry Bradley passed away this
past year. Since then Linda has been struggling mentally, financially(she can’t work: her back’s been damaged by moving them to seek medical care) & many other ways and could use some extra care/concern getting her through these holidays in such despair.A Christmas card written, or a warm sweater (2X women’s) or jogging pants (men’s x large), or a phone call to help her along, would be the most amazing Christmas you could give me, this year. Linda´s address is High Pointe Apartments, #104, 45 Dardess Drive, Chatham, NY 12037 and formerly of Big Pine Key (305) 394-3782. Please can we overload her mailbox with love, hugs, prayers to keep her going?
Linda cooked for our soldiers a long time as a civilian here at Boca Chica base, Key West, but had to give up the job when her back gave out. Now broken, in severe pain from them moving cross-country looking for a miracle cure for her husband Terry. RegrettablyTerry Bradley, U.S. vet passed away without the needed transplant on May 4, 2014.
|[Culling the Planet] What would happen if all health care was stopped? Only the fit and hard working would survive.|
|[“Misinformation on the CT”] You neglect to mention that Democrat Barney Frank’s fingerprints are all over the FHA bad mortgage loans. In fact Frank insisted that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are not facing any kind of financial crisis. Well, it will cost taxpayers 200 billion in bail outs for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Frank led Congress to pass the Community Reinvestment Act, empowering regulators to punish banks that failed to “meet the credit needs” of “low-income, minority, and distressed neighborhoods.” Lenders responded by loosening their underwriting standards and making increasingly shoddy loans. The two government-chartered mortgage finance firms, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, encouraged this “subprime” lending by authorizing ever more “flexible” criteria by which high-risk borrowers could be qualified for home loans, and then buying up the questionable mortgages that ensued.
All this was justified as a means of increasing homeownership among minorities and the poor. Affirmative-action policies trumped sound business practices. A manual issued by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston advised mortgage lenders to disregard financial common sense. “Lack of credit history should not be seen as a negative factor,” the Fed’s guidelines instructed. Lenders were directed to accept welfare payments and unemployment benefits as “valid income sources” to qualify for a mortgage.
A shredding service from Pembroke Pines will be at the Chamber of Commerce today – Wednesday – between 12:30-1 on Chamber grounds. The cost is $105 for up to 300 pounds. Payment is on the spot. You can combine your documents with other’s to fill the bin. Or you could buy your own shredder for $105 at Amazon. Link
|President Obama’s economic sanctions against Russia (because of it’s invasion of the eastern European country of Ukraine, for you Piners) are working as their economy is tanking. We are indeed fortunate to have him as our leader. Shoppers are gong crazy in Russia after a catastrophic fall in the value of the ruble, which hit a new low Tuesday despite the Central Bank’s desperate efforts to halt the selling. On the streets of Moscow, panicky consumers rushed out to buy home appliances before they became even more expensive.|
|Congress adjourned at 11:24pm. Good for them. They’ve worked so hard these last 2 weeks that they totally deserve their 3 weeks off for Christmas.|
|[Non Believer] Mobile homes and safety. I guess boats cars and all the other crap laying around has to go too. How stupid are you posters to fall for that? Oh wait. Some of you think the seas are rising. Never mind.|
|[“Where is the Southernmost Car Club collecting toys for Christmas distribution”] At The Brewery at the Old Waterfront Market, Caroline and William St. this Sunday, December 21st from noon to 4pm at the Southernmost Car Club Christmas Show. Please bring unwrapped toys.|
Two tips for Christmas:
1) Forget the past, you can’t change it.
2) Forget the present, I didn’t get you one.
|[Eimers’ death] Getting a jury to buy attempted murder by cops, especially with credible testimony that Eimers’ heart could go out at any time, even in his sleep, would be a slight deterrent to a conviction for attempted murder. I don’t think the cops actually intended to smother Eimers, but the way they went at it pretty much insured he would smother, and I have no problem seeing them charged with manslaughter. In God’s court, however, Eimers’ death is viewed as murder, because of what was in the cops’ hearts. They had it in for Emiers. And they killed him. And they laughed as they did it. Can you imagine how that went over in God’s court? Can you imagine those cops’ karma? Can you imagine Mayor Cates’ and the six city commissioners’ and Donie Lee’s karma, for not raising bloody hell about what those cops did?|
|I’ve never seen so many vultures over the island before. They are everywhere. I heard a lady got splated in the Winn Dixie parking lot.|
Welcome back now that you’re all grown up!
|I’m happy to be a gadfly, rather then a lemming. I join the ranks of everyone who took a chance, crossed the line in the sand, who said no to good old King George in 1776, who challenges authority instead bending over and grabbing our ankles. I’m one of the 7 1/2% of Americans that wore the Uniform to protect 100% of Americans. What have you done?|
|[Eimers’ death] Do we/they have the latest CBS report? Do they have the latest witness video showing that the cops may have perjured themselves?|
[“What kind of sick mind would send something like the Santa dead thing”] A logical person who is not stupid enough to make merchants rich because of bull shit fables and advertising.
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|[Eimers’ death and Riots] I think the reason blacks riot is their lack of respect for the law. Whites don’t riot because we believe in the law.|
|To that individual who thinks that the food at Chico’s is good authentic Mexican food. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, however if you’re not Mexican or was married to a Mexican and spent serious time in Mexico eating Mexican food then your opinion is about as valuable as all the rest of the food opinions on the Internet.|
|[Toys and Cars] Florida Keys Southernmost Car Club Christmas Show. Sunday December 21st, noon to 4pm, custom cars, antiques, classics, sports cars, street rods and pickup trucks will fill the parking lot at The Brewery, Old Waterfront Market, Caroline and William St. for our annual Christmas Show & Shine. The event will be the sixth year collecting unwrapped toys for the children at the Monroe County Domestic Abuse Shelter. Seven trophies will be presented for best paint, engine, interior, original, custom and best in show. Bring a gift to vote for the peoples choice. We will fill a pickup full of gifts this year. 1950’s music, 50/50 drawing, food and beverages are available from the merchants and sponsors. Judges this year will be Mayor Craig Cates and Bill Murray. This is a our seventh year for a free, fun event for the whole family. Be there or be square!|
|[“Lost Word document”] If you used an online backup service like Carbonite or Mozy you could have retrieved that lost Word document in minutes, as it works in the background and backs up in real time.|
|Installing sewer lines in Port Pine Heights on BPK. Read the latest issue of the PPH homeowners association newsletter that’s mailed to your home. It has the PPH schedule (too bad it’s not online).|
After signing up to find my ancestry online with three different companies, I had to cancel all of them because of their false claims to be a totally free web site. It seems everything you do has a fee attached to it. The best thing was to grab the lists of where they get their information, which most times are free sources, then go on your own to hunt your ancestors and build your own family tree. I do not begrudge them making a living, it is the sleazy back door way they bleed your wallet that pisses me off. In some cases unsolicited advertising spam then start pouring into your mail box.
|[“If you think Chico’s is authentic Mexican food, you’ve been in the Keys way too long”] I lived in Southern California, Southern Arizona and have spent countless time all over Mexico and lived there for a time. I love Mexican food. Chico’s may not be Old Mexico, but I find that their food satisfies my cravings. Their Tacos, Enchiladas, Menudo, Huevos Rancheros and Carne Asado are always good and close to home. Since I get to Key Wierd about once a week, I enjoy Chico’s for the food, the service with a smile from both my favorite server and the owners who always stop by my table to say “Hello.” If you don’t like Chico’s, don’t patronize them. But please, don’t bust my huevos because I do. Happy Holidays.|
|I hope that yesterday’s poster who stated that “calm and rational people, not breaking the law, have never, and will never have a problem with police”, submitted their thoughts before the nightly news showed the video of a 76 year old man who was stopped for an inspection sticker and was taken to the ground with a police officer’s arm around his throat and than tasered twice. All because he attempted to explain to the officer that his car did not need an inspection sticker (which was later confirmed). We are seeing daily videos on mainstream media of police officers bullying citizens who do not immediately agree with them. As a society we have already determined that bullying is not socially acceptable, yet many police officers who are paid to serve and protect citizens are seen in videos from around the country routinely bullying victims, often resulting in death or near death. The Eimers case is just one example that is close to home and the fact that Key West authorities continue to support the actions of their officers in the face of a video that clearly shows that the officers involved lied about their actions and were even told not to pursue Mr. Eimers is very frightening. I have lived in the Keys for over 50 years and regularly enjoyed visits to Key West. Yet, although I am white and a senior citizen, I am now frightened of the Key West police and am taking my business to Marathon whenever possible. I prefer to remain in the jurisdiction of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department who treat the citizens who pay their salaries with respect and consideration. I hope the Eimers’ family wins a big settlement against Key West as these actions will only stop when the counties and cities who support police bullying find their coffers empty. Empty coffers=empty coffins|
|[“Grinder Pump Easement”] To the poster whose lawyer gave him advise that you do not own your property if you have a mortgage secured by your home is laughable and false. Florida is a lien theory state, not a title theory state. Which means if you have a mortgage secured by your home and default on the loan, the mortgagee (is not me) has to go through foreclosure steps to accelerate the loan amount due (which can take several months) prior to acquiring title and is a time consuming process. It is written in the Mortgage Note that you signed at closing and recorded in the public records where the property is located what happens in the foreclosure process. The title (Warranty Deed) is in the homeowners name and not the bank/lender name. I would ask a real estate lawyer familiar with local real estate law your questions. What is interesting is when this whole sewer fiasco is over and you want to sell your home, the FKAA easement you signed must appear in the title search otherwise the owner of record will have to cure the defect prior to the sale|
Help protect our sheep.
|[“Fines”] Was it someone from Monroe County or someone trolling that defended the excessive fining of a mobile home owner for work done without the permit that he would have been denied. I know at least two professionals (PhD) who live in semi-retirement mobile homes because they like the location and have no need of a bigger or more expensive residence. Everyone that lives in a mobile does not fit the poster’s characterization of what he/she considers “trailer trash”. The fine victim was seriously enhancing the storm resistance and appearance of his mobile by stuccoing it. I can guarantee that any big blow will have more vinyl siding and soffit from cheaply built stilt houses blowing off and down the street than chunks of mobile homes! I have seen plenty of hurricanes and am unaware of any mobile homes having caused damage to a nearby home, but do know of two stilt houses that had the entire roofs fly off down the street in the Keys. I guess the straps did not work so well when exposed to the much higher winds experienced by an elevated house. Check out the two wind generators at the Cudjoe substation on US1 and see which one spins fastest, the higher or the lower one. I am not suggesting that a mobile home is storm-resistant. Far from it. A mobile home is no place to ride out a storm. But mobiles could be replaced fast and cheaply if they are destroyed, and therefore probably make more sense than an elevated modular built home that will take the full brunt of the unobstructed wind. I believe it should be the property owner’s choice and he should be allowed to repair and improve his personal residence without interference from some snotty bureaucrat with an attitude. And no, I don’t rent or live in a mobile, but once did.|
|[“Word Document gone”] Ed, are you sure you did not have Word set to Auto Save and it stuck that file someplace? That happened to me several times before I realized I had to reset all my setting after MS plugged in some updates and fixes.|
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|[Sewer Scam] Read the expose’ of FKAA deceit and dirty tricks. See just how FKAA pulled off the grinder pump scam and why DEP is not enforcing Florida’s minimum sewer design standards. If you are a customer of FKAA, you need to know what’s been going on and why you cannot trust them or anything they say. Video|
[“People not breaking the law, have never, and will never have a problem with police”] Tell that to all those victims who have been mis-identified by police or those who have had their homes broken into by police because the cop can’t read addresses properly. Just because you are law abiding doesn’t mean you won’t fall victim to police brutality
|[I’ve got to stay high] Lyrics by Tove Lo. Video|
|[If You Disagree With Me You Must Be New] To the poster who wrote “Trailers and the likes, need to be in Texas, not on $10,000 per square foot Paradise Islands. Drive around and when you see a trashy yard, trailer or house, stop in and you’ll find they are renters and couldn’t give a damn about the neighborhood.” You sir/ma’am are obviously a transplant from somewhere and brought your attitude with you. Apparently you are just like those that have moved to my home town to get a piece of paradise, but you want it changed to what you want it to be, not what it actually is. It is more than obvious this poster knows nothing of old Florida and certainly nothing of the Keys. It was never supposed to be about $10,000 a square foot properties, but simply “come as you are” and enjoy that piece of paradise for the simple life it offers. It is not about getting yours and now wanting it to change If you want that, please go to Boca or Naples or the other swanky areas that have been plowed over by this exact type of mindset. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing with wanting things cleaned up, however I’m quite certain you are one of the newbies and it shows.|
The method of execution of the King’s brother, Clarence, during the War of the Roses was that he was allowed the privilege of choosing what death he should die; and, having an objection to appear on the scaffold, he elected to be drowned in that liquor with which he had so often washed down care and remorse. A butt of Malmsey was accordingly introduced to the gloomy chamber in which he was lodged: and one end of the cask having been knocked out, he was plunged into the wine, with his head down, and held in that position till life was extinct. His body was carried to Tewkesbury, and laid beside that of his duchess in the abbey church. Link
|[“People not breaking the law, have never, and will never have a problem with police”] Just try to correct a cop when he’s in his ‘power mode’ and you’ll see what all the talk is about. Cops don’t join the force to do good. They join to kick ass. Power is their game and they love it. Listen to them talk at the bar or at a party and it’ll open your complacent eyes!|
|Perhaps it was Bush that signed the $700B bailout. That said let’s look at a primary cause of the crash. It seems that Slick Willy the Impeached former president Clinton & his long time buddy & former financial GOD Allen Greenspan came up with a scheme called the currency modernization act which led to derivatives and NO interest loans and then the house of cards came tumbling down and then the Busmeister was forced to bail out the financial disaster created by the Dems|
|A POSTER WROTE: “The misinformation on here is at times staggering. A poster tried to get you to believe that the Democrats were all alone in bailing out the banks at taxpayers expense. Lets be a bit more honest. President Bush signed into law a historic $700 billion bailout of the financial services industry. “It’s complicated, and we’re going to make sure whatever we do is done in a deliberative fashion,” Bush told reporters after he signed the bill. Under the plan, the Treasury Department was authorized to spend as much as $700 billion to buy bad mortgage-related securities. Bush was not a Democrat, but he did sign the bill.” Now you know the rest of the story which of course will be spun more then your laundry in the next day or so, but in the end Bush did indeed sign into law a $700 billion dollar bailout!
FTR’S RESPONSE: To paraphrase the poster, the lack of knowledge of some posters is sometimes staggering.
Bush (GW) did sign the original bank bailout bill (TARP). That happened in October of 2008. The House and Senate Democrats voted overwhelmingly for the bill, it passed, GWB signed it. That initial bail out was for a paltry $700 billion. House Democrats voted in favor of bailing out Wall Street banks with TARP by a margin of 172-63. Rank-and-file House Republicans actually opposed the bank bailout 91-108. Had the Democrats not overwhelmingly voted for the bill, it would not have become law.
Then, just a few months later, after Obama became President and with a Democrat controlled Congress, the bailout spending really got serious.
TARP was subsequently dwarfed by other guv-mint guarantees and lending limits. By March 2009, the Democrats had committed $7.77 trillion, that’s trillion with a capital T, to rescuing the foundering financial system, more than half the value of everything produced in the U.S. that year.
The Huffington Post has reported that the actual bailout was $29 trillion.
Even while the bailout was supposedly bailing out our sinking fiscal ship, big bank bonuses were flying, funded with your tax dollars. And with the blessing of the Democrat administration. Nine of the financial firms that were among the largest recipients of federal bailout money paid about 5,000 of their traders and bankers bonuses of more than $1 million apiece for 2008.
Now let’s think about the critic’s statement: “$700 billion to buy bad mortgage-related secure ties.” We know that it was those “bad mortgages” that caused the meltdown. Ask yourself who was responsible for that.
The answer is simple. Democrats. It was the Democrats who sliced and diced the common sense lending practices that required a prospective borrower from a bank to have the ability to repay the loan. It started in 1977.
The Democrats were the prime movants that began the avalanche of bad mortgages and ultimately the recession. Their first strike was the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). Essentially that legislation forced banks to grant mortgages to borrowers who did not have the ability to make the payments. That legislation was passed by a Democrat controlled Congress and was signed by President Jimmy Carter.
Then Barney Frank and Chris Dodd successfully pushed to reduce the mortgage buying standards at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. They managed to pass legislation weakening Fannie and Freddie’s buying standards. Before their legislation, all mortgages purchased off the primary market by these two Government Sponsored Enterprises adhered to Federal Housing Administration standards, i.e. they were “prime” loans. But Frank, Dodd, and their cohorts “rolled the dice” in regards to subprime lending, and, in effect, drowned Fannie and Freddie with junk mortgage paper. This began a series of cataclysmic events that eventually crashed the financial system and led to this chaotic period of chronic unemployment and reduced standard of living.
Did I mention that Dodd and Frank are Democrats, and were very powerful Democrat legislators?
Hopefully you will wonder why we have endured the longest recovery from a recession in history, why our unemployment rate is still higher that it was pre-recession, why all of this when the Democrats have spent somewhere between $7.7 and $29 trillion of your tax dollars to bolster our still screwed up economy. The recession has been over since June of 2009. The Democrats have had functional control of our government since 2007. The bailout spending and Democrat management of our economy was another failed experiment in Keynesian economics.
PART 2) A huge tip of the FTR fedora to the poster who gave us the video of the true story on Viet Nam. For all who failed to view yesterday’s video of what really happened in Viet Nam, I urge you to check it out at: Link
Please think about out turning our backs on our agreements to defend Poland and Ukraine under Obama. Think about the admins promise to be the most “transparent”, ever. Remember “I promise that if you like your doctor, you can keep him?” Think about the lies told about Benghazi. I suggest that you check out the Obama lies inventory to be found at: Link
PART 3) A journalist heard about a very old Jewish man in Jerusalem who had been going to the Western Wall to pray, twice a day, every day, for a long, long time. So she went to check it out. She went to the Wall and there he was, walking slowly up to the holy site. She watched him pray and after about 45 minutes, when he turned to leave, using a cane and moving very slowly, she approached him for an interview.