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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

Hurricane Irma Follow-up

Pine Island/Matlacha, FLA 2017

As of the 13th, Lee County Electric Co-op had 170,000 customers without power. As of today, says Pine Island still has over a thousand customers without electricity, mostly off the Stringfellow Road. However, throughout Lee County and elsewhere in Florida many remain power deprived. Pine Island had minimal damage as compared to the hit from hurricane Charlie in 2004 which nearly leveled a relatively small area of north Pine Island and Port Charlotte with 170 mph winds. It was one of strongest hurricanes ever recorded. Greater Pine island Water Assoc. lifted the boil water notice on the 15th.

While it looked like it was making a beeline for Pine Island, Irma made landfall in Naples/Marco Island. For our area the most damaging was the added water the rains brought to SW FL. Before Irma there had already been record rainfall. For those of us who have been in the area for a long time and who have experienced a handful of really historic storms, there really was nothing exceptional about Irma.

We had electric within 36 hours after the storm passed but neighbors didn't for another 5 days. However, internet just came back online two days ago. Then it went off for another 4 days, before it came back on

Still, preparation is the key. After Charlie took the roof off our 50 year old building, we spent the next four years putting everything back together better than code. We didn't lose a soffit in the 90 to 100mph Irma winds. However we DID lose our 60 year old coconut tree, but it did have 4 little offspring so its legacy will live on. Light construction and many mobile homes cannot withstand hours of 100mph winds.

We agree that Jim Farrel of WINK TV and the European modeling were the most realistic and accurate without exaggeration before and during the storm. If you had a portable digital TV with a computer backup battery, you were able to receive the latest information throughout the storm. It eased the storm anxiety dramatically.

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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