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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

Gulf Coast Kayak Hosted H2O Kayak Adventure Camp Program

While learning to paddle a canoe and navigate estuary waters was part of daily life for Calusa children, the best opportunity for today’s youth to learn those skills is often at summer camp.

This year Gulf Coast Kayak of Matlacha hosted six weeks of camps that included visits to the Calusa Heritage Trail.
Gulf Coast Kayakwas supported in their mission to help youngsters gain knowledge and appreciation of the estuarine environment and learn water safety through a grant from the Florida Paddling Trail Association which in turn received funds from Outdoor Nation/Paddle Nation.

Adults, from left to right: Jim Niehaus (ACA Certified Kayak & SUP Instructor, Florida Master Naturalist & H2O Kayak Adventure Camp Program Coordinator), Blake Sanders and Timon Braun (High School volunteer camp counselors); student participants, left to right: Sebastian Murphy, Trip Edwards, Tyler Anson, Brody Murphy, Brady Lavenia, Cole Murphy, Evan Tichy, Blake Lavenia, Kaden Chandler, Grace Dahlstrom. (Photo by Diana Stockbridge.)

Those funds sponsored 11 campers, many of them Pine Island children, throughout the 6 weeks of camp.
Diana and Brian Stockbridge, Gulf Coast Kayak owners, and Jim Niehaus, guide and instructor, are graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist Program’s Coastal Module taught by Cindy Bear at Randell Research Center. Cindy is a past owner and co-founder of Gulf Coast Kayak and Jim volunteers at Randell Research Center, creating a unique legacy partnership supporting the Randell Research Center’s mission. We look forward to more innovative community partnerships and to seeing these young estuary enthusiasts on the water!

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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