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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

Pine Island's Protecting Our Shorelines

Needless to say, Pine Islanders in particular are getting very nervous as the BP oil spill gets closer and closer to our shores. Most of us hold the view that response efforts elsewhere along the Gulf have been too little too late. We don’t want to be in that position.

   We want to a have a plan and we want to be prepared. We have numerous commercial fishing and other boats and lots of volunteers that could assist in the response, but we need training and guidance.

   We are aware that Florida has a response plan (copy attached), but nothing in the plan is specific to our area or tells us what to do. We are also aware that Lee County has a disaster contractor, but query whether the contractor has the knowhow or resources or even a plan to deal with oil spills.

   If the county has not already done so, we suggest planning specific to our local environment. Our geography is somewhat unique and provides us a partial means of defense not available to many other Florida areas. Booms placed at Boca Grande Pass, Redfish Pass, Blind Pass, and the Sanibel Bridge would do wonders in helping to protect all of the Charlotte Harbor Aquatic Preserve (which includes Charlotte Harbor, Pine Island Sound, Matlacha Pass, and San Carlos Bay) plus the Caloosahatchee River. The Estero Bay Aquatic Preserve could be protected in a similar manner. The remainder of the oil spill that gets pass the skimmers and other Gulf-based equipment and reaches Lee County  would have to be dealt with as it hits the Gulf-front beaches per the Florida state plan; but at least we could greatly lessen the impact on much of  our very sensitive mangrove forests and saltwater marshes.

   To carry out the initial phrase of this plan, we would need some 6 to 8 miles of boom, and expenses for the boats. If we deploy the booms shortly before the oil starts to arrive, HAZMAT training and equipment for that phrase would be unnecessary.  Please seriously consider this suggestion.

   Of course, HAZMAT training and equipment will be necessary  for all subsequent local  phrases, including wildlife rescue, beach clean-up, and estuary clean-up for the oil that escapes pass the booms. My efforts to arrange HAZMAT training for myself and others have largely been in vain—training is either of no practical application or is not available in the near future.

   To date, Pine Island boat captains and citizens offering to assist in responding to this crisis have been ignored. We want to help, and we want to be empowered to protect ourselves and our environment. Waiting for the oil to arrive, hopefully to be followed by anonymous trained personal to clean it up, is not a satisfactory plan.  We need to be ready, and to do that, we need resources, guidance, and training.We seek your assistance.

By: Phil Buchanan

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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