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Little Known Facts

  • Temp Extremes on Earth's surface on 7-20-2016!
    These ARE "everyday" & NOT Record Temps!
    Iraq: 126deg. F.
    Antartica: -91deg. F.
    217 deg. spread
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  • Sea Levels in Pineland have NOT gone up 1 inch in
    50 years - But
    the Atlantic Ocean,
    150 miles away
    has risen 3 feet?
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  • The Dollar's Value IS Tanking!
    '92-'05 ~ $400 oz.
    2011 - $1800+ oz.
    The Gold Story
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  • Money Isn't Counted in Venezuela, It Is Weighed:
    10-31-16; Wall
    Street Journal,
    1 Doz. eggs, $150
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In 1757, Lomonosov fathered the theory crude oil originates from biological material. The Story
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Little Known Arab Facts
The Story
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The REAL “Cellular Therapy” Story
The Cell Story
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Read: Climate Change "Consensus" a Fallacy
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Read: Astronauts Object to Global Warming "Crisis" Assertion
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17,000+ children and teens are treated for lawn mower injuries each year. The Story

810/910 Rules Will Be No More.

This is a sad day for Pine Island, but of course a great day for King Ranch and the other big landowners. The 810/910 rules that have served us so well for 28 years are to be no more. The new rules will give us more development on Pine Island and more traffic through Matlacha. We cannot afford either, but I know how to count votes, and thus will not waste my 3 minutes trying to convince you to vote against this measure.

Instead I’m going to try to salvage what I can. You promised us that the rewrite would preserve the rural character of Pine Island and provide for open space in new developments. The proposed LDC amendments however make open space optional to the developer. The Planning Committee only asked for one change to the rewrite, and that was to remove the language in LDC Section 33-1054 (b) (4) giving developers the option to not provide open space. The County Attorney’s Office turned us down, so we are appealing to you.

Please only approve this measure on condition that the LDC package, which will come to you for approval on 16 February, be rewritten to make open space mandatory. That request is the only request the Pine Island Community has made for changes. Don’t we deserve at least that much input to our Community Plan.

The County Attorney's Office has otherwise done a good job of the rewrite. They preserved many of the provisions unique to Pine Island, properly dealt with the bridge issue, and created a very innovative TDR program.

Phil Buchanan
email: coolcherokee@comcast.net

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Items of Note

  • NOW! 4th of July, 2017 -- Here for 4th of July, 2017 Parade video
  • ClamJamSWFL Video video link
  • 4th of July, 2016- Here for 4th of July, 2016 Parade video
  • Actual Photo of the Calusa Golden
    Mask
    discovered over 40 years ago

Relevant Quotes

In 10,000 years no one ever sacrificed their arms, their legs, their family or their life for "progress."

Speaking of Iran's crude nuclear bomb technology and inaccurate delivery systems, "If I were the (west bank) Palestinians, I'd be a little nervous." --John Wohlstetter, a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute
  
"Goodbye, my beloved friend. A great voice falls silent. A great heart stops. " --Salman Rushdie (On the death of Christopher Hitchens, Dec.,16, 2011)

"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not."...."To compel a man to furnish funds for the propagation of ideas he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical."-- Thomas Jefferson


"If Congress can employ money indefinitely to the general welfare… The powers of Congress would subvert the very foundation, the very nature of the limited government established by the people of America."--Alexander Hamilton:


“You can always count on Americans to do the right thing - after they've tried everything else." --Winston Churchill