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  • 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

Dog Mauls and Kills Family Pet in Pineland

The Pine Island News lost a member of the family August 6th, 2010.  Although lost isn’t really quite accurate.

He was a member of the family for nearly 20 years and was only a couple of years older. He survived abuse before he came to live with us and he survived Hurricane Charley.  He would say “hello” first thing in the morning. When he would see the car down the road coming back home he would holler and laugh with delight. He would say “bye, bye” at night. He would greet the delivery people and freak them out. He would have long conversations with himself when nobody was around. He pretended to have a bad cough and many people would hear raucous laughter thinking they must have missed the joke.

A week of everyone else calling out for the cat after the cat sneaked out the door in the middle of Hurricane Ivan hadn’t brought “kitty” home. The cat returned after hearing HIS voice.

Our beautiful pet macaw “Picky” was ripped out of his cage and mauled to death by a neighbor’s husky. He died in our arms and we are grateful for that. This was one of two large dogs the man had in a small house on a small lot. He let them run free this day. It happened in the blink of an eye. He apologized. Dogs, cats, bears, alligators, rattlesnakes will do what they are programmed to do.

All kinds of things come to mind about the situation, animal rights, people rights, property rights. Too many people dumber than their animals, who must have bad dogs in order to somehow complete themselves, have no idea how control them and no intentions of doing so. This is a perfect case where all the laws in the world short of tyranny don’t help.

Being animal lovers who will continue to enjoy a burger, had we had a gun in hand at the right time we would have easily shot the dog as we would protect a family member against any deadly attack. We were not so fortunate. 

There are a lot of seriously bad things that people are doing to other people all over the world. Over 30,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. For all the “talk” of civil, equal, human rights, there is no evidence it’s getting better and more precise laws won’t solve the problem. 

Animals are meant to be used by humans, but it should be done with the reverence it deserves.  Picky was a real innocent, the perfect example of a  “lamb” who would “lie down with a lion”. Dogs and cats wiggle, jump, make funny noises or give you funny looks. He didn't just make bird sounds, it was like talking to a slightly simpler friend. People couldn't tell the difference. He was a sweet animal, who would TELL you how he felt. We expected him to outlive all of us which makes the acceptance of the situation particularly difficult. We will miss him dearly.

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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