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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

Meet the New County Commissioners on May 7th

LEE COUNTY CHAIRMAN CECIL PENDERGRASS will speak at the Tuesday, May 7 Greater Pine Island Civic Association meeting at 7:00 p.m.

They need a strong show of support for the civic association and hope you will come to meet one of the two new county commissioners. Chairman Pendergrass does not know us as well as he needs to if he is going to be voting on issues that affect us. There is so much going on right now in Tallahassee, Lee County and Cape Coral that might affect us we need you to attend and be informed. As the Board of Directors of the civic association we do the best we can but we cannot do it all by ourselves.

Sometimes we need a show of support and this is one of those times. Please impress the county chairman with a strong showing of voters at this civic meeting. Commissioner Pendergrass is filling a vacated seat (Brian Bigelow left to run for county clerk) and this vacated seat (District 2) is coming up for election. More people live in Cape Coral but Matlacha/Pine Island residents typically have a stronger turn out to vote. Questions will be allowed following the commissioner’s speech. Here are some subjects to consider asking or you may have some of your own:

1. Water quality in our surrounding waters affects commercial/sport fishing. What is the county doing about red tide?

2. Cape Coral removed the Ceitus boatlift and pollution is pouring unfiltered into Matlacha Pass. What is the county commission doing to correct this and will city or county taxpayers pay to clean up the pollution?

3. How do you feel about Cape Coral’s continued interest in annexing us? Statements have been made that they will annex Matlacha first and then Pine Island.

4. Does the commissioner support community plans in general and our Pine Island Plan in particular? Does he support the 810/910 rule that helps us prevent over development?

On May 6 the commission will discuss the jet ski ordinance.
What is the commissioners position on more jet ski and airboat rental businesses opening up in Lee County?

Pine Islanders are more environmentally aware and more protective of our environmental lands than our neighbor to the East. Will the commissioner support us on these protections?

Many other communities have a large regional park. Will the commissioner support the creation of a regional park on Pine Island?

Hope to see you at Tuesday’s meeting.

Kathy Malone, V.P.
Greater Pine Island Civic Association

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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