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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

Great Turnout For Youth Meeting

On May 18th the Matlacha Community Center hosted the first Youth Meeting.    In attendance were 12 young people, 6 parents, 2 residents with grown kids and 3 county employees plus Tonya Player the organizer of this session.

Tonya started off by asking them how old they were.    The ages seemed to range from 13 to 20 years old.   Tonya then asked, “What do you and your friends do on Pine Island after school?”    They all said in unison, “There is nothing to do.”    They said they mostly stay home and sit in front of their computers or play computer games.    Some of the boys said they use to play basketball in front of the fire station at the center until they were asked to leave because of liability issues.    The boys said, “The only other Basketball court is located at Pine Island Elementary School." One young man said, “They have a beautiful court, which is in locked down when school is not in session and during the summer months.    There is also a nice court at the Matlacha Park, which most kids cannot get to."  

Joe DeBacker, Senior Supervisor from Lee County Parks and Rec said He is trying to get a hoop setup at the center park, in the pool parking lot.   In addition he said he will try to have it up by the time the kids get out of school.    This would not be a full court just a pole and hoop, but it is a start.    All the young people thought that would be a great idea and look forward to being able to play basketball again.    A commitment was made that maybe by next year they could add another hoop so they could play a real game of basketball.

The kids talked about other activities they would like to do or see on Pine Island. Some suggestions were, maybe a monthly movie trip, bowling and skating trip anything.   

Parks & Rec offered to host an Open Recreation Night at Matlacha Community Center on June 17th, from 6:00-10:00.  There will be drinks and pizza for all who attend.

The group had talked about having a dance at the Matlacha Community Center, which opened the floor up for a lot of discussion because during the summer months they offer summer camp so the building will not be available for other activities.    In addition they would have to have the Lee County Parks and Rec approve the music played at the center.    All activities on county property have to be approved by the county before approval is given.

The group is meeting next Thursday May 27th, at 6:30 under the pavilion at Phillips Park. Anyone interested (teens or concerned adults) should attend

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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