2015 January

Friday, January 30, 2015

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The-Coconut-Telegraph-w-CoconutsSince 2002. Anonymous Letters to the Editor with pictures. Published Monday through Friday by Noon.

living standards[“We are still here with the highest living standard, best doctors, schools, the best everything in the world”] You are living in the past. First of all I love America and have an American flag flying in my yard, but highest living standard? The United States is not even in the top five. Often mentioned are Australia, Sweden, Canada, Norway, and Switzerland. Best doctors? Wes we have the best doctors, but one of the worst health care systems in the world. The insurance companies, hospitals and the big pharmaceutical corporations are most concerned about profits, not people. Schools? Not even close. The schools in the United States are average at best. Finland, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan and Singapore are mentioned often for the best schools. I think poor education is one of our biggest problems
[Cold] Those Yankee’s up North ought to quit complaining about a little snow and come down here and find out what real cold is!
Miss Pot or 1955
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rat dance
Anyone else have problems with large rats in the Keys? I got a few running around that scare my dog and he’s a rock!
[Joke Friday]  Ron Chestna 89 years of age was stopped by the police around 2 a.m. and was asked where he was going at that time of night.
Ron replied, “I’m on my way to a lecture about alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking and staying out late.”
The officer asked, “Really? Who’s giving that lecture at this time of night?”
Ron replied, “That would be my wife.”
[Spies Like US] Intel Active Management Technology is hardware-based technology for remotely managing and securing PCs. Currently, Intel AMT is available in desktops, servers, ultrabooks, tablets, and laptops with the Intel Core vPro processor family, including Intel Core i3, i5, i7, and Intel Xeon processor E3-1200 product family.

Intel AMT is designed into a secondary (service) processor located on the motherboard. Hardware-based management works at a different level than software applications, it uses a communication channel (through your network/internet) that is different from software-based communication (which you have control over). Intel AMT includes hardware-based remote management, security, power-management, and remote-configuration features. These features allow an IT technician (or the NSA and FBI) to access an AMT featured PC remotely to power up, power down, adjust the BIOS or UEFI, install (spy) software and even operating systems. In order for this to work, it’s turned on by default on all new computers with those processors and some suspect it really can’t be turned off at all to allow snoops remote access. Combined with a hardware/firmware backdoor confirmed exists in all consumer level routers (using a specially crafted network packet just like AMT), it just goes to show we are all 100% completely pawned (a chess move where a pawn turns into a queen and thus gives a superior advantage) from the factory. Also many websites are now caching what you type before you hit submit so it goes over the Internet and through the NSA filters. Watch what you say and do online folks, Big Brother is  watching you! Link

Radio Shack
fixes your stuff right in the store here on Big Pine.
[Crackhead] In today’s Blue Paper, there is an excellent article by a KW Conch describing what it’s like to be a crack-head. For a druggie, he is a very talented and entertaining writer. Check it out, you’ll enjoy the ride! Link
[“We are still here with the highest living standard, best doctors, schools, the best everything in the world!”]  That is not exactly true any more. All of these were true 50 years ago. Today several countries have passed us in many ways. We still have the best military in the world and probably the best freedom of speech as long as it’s not in opposition to a left or right winger. I still think it’s the best country to live in, but several others have closed the gap a lot. We need to revive ambition among a large number of Americans.
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[Way Big Yard Sale] Sat and Sunday Yard sale starts at 7:30 am. Awesome amount of stuff. Turn right at the No Name Bridge on Bogie Rd and follow the signs to 1654 Ford Rd. A little road. You won’t be disappointed! (Thanks Deer Ed)  2500 sq ft of stuff under the house must go!
FKAA cannot seem to do anything right with the sewer system currently being built. Now they are putting a permanent French drain in gasoline contaminated ground next to the shoreline and a boat basin so they can temporarily lower the water table two feet in a 15 foot deep hole that will still have 12 feet of water in it. Two feet of dewatering, my ass! They will pump that 20×20 foot excavation as hard as they can and for as long as they feel like. Dump the Pumps has written a letter in protest to the South Florida Water Management District. The Blue Paper published that letter in today’s edition. Read about the environmental disaster proposed for Lower Sugarloaf (Link) and check out the other articles and letter while you are there. Their e-paper is free to read and does not hide or sugar-coat the truth.
hareens 12.2.14
Some quick and easy to understand figures on gun deaths in the US and the world. Link
Live your truth.
Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering. Be grateful for the things and people you have in your life. Things you take for granted someone else is praying for. Blessings my friends.
[“Conspirators”] What do you 9/11 conspiracy theorists think happened?
[Sewers] In case you didn’t know how the wastewater numbers were “finagled” this letter explains it in detail. SWFMDdewaterreply
sick man cough
No one gets colds any longer. It’s alays the flu. Bring back the common cold!
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mosquito-people-female[Frankinskeeters] “In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area. Scientists have bred male mosquitoes with virus gene fragments, so when they mate with the females that bite and spread illness, their offspring will die. This can reduce the mosquito population dramatically, halting the spread of diseases like dengue fever.”

The FDA is now on board with this idea. This has had excellent success in the Cayman Islands and Brazil. It’s either this, leave South Florida or we all suffer from horrible, painful, incurable diseases. Pesticides are no longer effective. Bring on the Mosquito People! (Last sentence was a joke). Link

Vietnam War casualties listed by home state. Link
[Sewers] I was seriously considering purchase of a house that is currently for sale. I especially like that it has a fresh water well on the property. I checked out the title and discovered that a grinder pump easement has already been given to FKAA and registered at the Clerk of Court. I am very disappointed. Even if I had to install my own grinder, it did not need to be in a deep skinny pit that may compromise the well. That very deep pit excavation may penetrate a confining layer or allow surface water (and very possibly raw sewage) to trickle down through the backfill into the fresh water reservoir. Grinder pumps suck. FKAA sucks. Time to print up some of those shirts that the attractive lady modeled in the CT.
have-a-heart30Community yard sale Saturday Feb.14, 8am – 4 pm 97300 Overseas Hwy Upper Keys Commerce Bldg. Got stuff to sell?  Bring it to the community yard sale. Bring your own table. We’re also looking for donations of items to sell.

Sponsored by The Long Walk Home, a local non-profit helping veterans.  TLWH provides receipts for donations. No table fees. No registrations needed.

Have a heart. Help a veteran. Contact Events

Yard Sale Friday & Saturday, Jan. 30 & 31, 8am-2pm at 2133 San Sebastian Drive, in Doctors Arm. Fishing poles, dive gear, art work, misc household items.
[“Social Security”] Not to mention all of the people who died before collecting a dime after paying in all of their lives. They never mention that!
Yes, that’s exactly what you think it is!
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[Half Time Food] Super Bowl Sunday is closing fast. Instead of blorping some store-bought standard salsa into a dipping bowl, why not take a little time for a custom job?  Southwest Salsa Soup. Noodle and Shrimp Salad with Oriental Cucumber Salsa. Link
How to lift a drunk friend (or a fat Jersey girl). Video
[Plagiarized] Of course a drunk grifter would plagiarize Dr. Martin Luther King. “GOP leaders, by the way, y’know the man can only ride ya when your back is bent. So strengthen it. Then the man can’t ride ya, America won’t be taken for a ride.” ~Sarah Palin

“Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for our freedom. A man can’t ride you unless your back is bent.”  ~Martin Luther King, Jr

spaceship man waves
[“Conspiracy nuts wouldn’t change their beliefs no matter what the evidence showed”] Har, har, alas, I have seen a space ship and it wasn’t Earthling design or manner of flight.
[Need More Bumps] Does anyone have some information about how the speed humps on County Rd in Big Pine? We have need of them in Summerland and would like to know who to contact.
[“What exactly is your life”] Gee wiz, you really know how to screw up a great party don’t you?
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fish and chips1TGIF from Springer’s Bar and Grill. The weekend is around the corner and coming fast. What better place to kick things off then here with us. Today we have 2 great special for you, Beer Batter Fish And Chips. Golden crunchy outside, light and flakey inside or Mahi Florentine, a creamy oceanic favorite. Come and enjoy them with us.



This Sunday is Super Bowl. Come join us for the festivities. The Big Game starts at 6:30, and all 14 televisions will be tuned in to catch all the action. We have Jell-O shots and a couple food specials to help sunday football tvyou cheer on your favorite team, New England Clam Chowder and a Seattle Dog.
There will be a 50/50 raffle throughout the day to benefit Friends of Bahia Honda State Park. A not for profit community service organization that helps fund improvements and special projects in the park. As always our corn hole boards will be set up for all you enthusiasts who want to get your game on before kick off. Springer and the gang are always up for a challenge, so come on in and take on some of our corn hole league champions. Join us at Springer’s for a day of great food, fun and game time excitement. See you there!

Windows 10 is not even out yet, and the hackers already have mods and bugs for it!
Scientific ideas that people screw up. Maybe some of you anti-science posters will learn something. Link
party30Super Sunday Spectacular this Sunday February 1, Noon to 5 PM
Big Pine & Lower Keys Rotary Club presents the 7th Annual Super Sunday Spectacular. Free admission at the Lower Keys Chamber of Commerce grounds on Big Pine Key MM31. Featuring Music by: Terry Cassidy & Friends, Ray West, Beau-deo-dod, The Doerfels. Pizza, wings, hamburgers, hot dogs, cold beer, rum punch, etc. Raffles and 50/50 drawing. (No coolers, please).
Apparently the Bubba system is still alive and well and thriving in the Monroe County School District. 71 change orders were not properly brought before the Board of Education for approval as required by law, and the Chairman of the Finance Committee got removed from his position for question that record keeping procedure by the school district. Isn’t this the same members of the Board of Education that sat through the Acevedo case and the credit card scam? Voting for incumbents does not benefit our children. Shame on those who did.
[“Bill Nye is a kook”
]  Yeah, who wants to listen to some crazy scientist guy. When you get sick I am sure you will get your cancer treatments from your local shaman or witch doctor. Who needs all that sciencey stuff, not you!
Was that picture of the guy in yesterdays post taken down here? He looks like the lead guitar player in one of the local bands. He is a good guitar player but can’t sing very well
Regarding F.K.M.C.D. and the GMO mosquitoes. For goodness sake folks, research what Oxitec and F.K.M.C.D. are doing and make up your own mind. In my opinion they are on to something that the locals should embrace. The method is ingenious and so simple once understood. It’s an opportunity to make significant headway against the non-native Aedes aegypti mosquito and I think it would also save money in the long run.

You do not want dengue fever! Not even once. Trust me on that. Once you have been infected by one serotype the risk of further complications is increased.  Link

Regarding the woman helicopter pilot. She’s all set. Sorry to burst your bubble.
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[Homeless] KOTS was built as a solution to the city not being put into federal court by local attorney Sam Kaufman and me, because its police were hassling and arresting homeless people for sleeping outside at night, and as a result of the city making homeless people camping in the woods stop living there, which resulted in them camping in plain view elsewhere. I was one of those homeless people who was made to leave the woods and camp in plain view. In the woods, we bothered no one but ourselves and city officials and other mainstream people who were rabid against homeless people not paying rent. The trigger, that is, the excuse, for all of that change was one homeless man, Frisbee Dave, had a really trashed up campsite in the woods, and a great commotion was made over that and used as the reason to make all homeless people move out of the woods.

Homeless — Paul Simon live Zimbabue 1987

fleet30[NAS Key West Exercises] Force protection security exercises at NAS Key West this coming week. There’s a possibility of delays at the gates, and on Tuesday, exercises will be conducted at the Naval Branch Health Clinic at the intersection of US1 and South Roosevelt Blvd.

The force protection and anti-terrorism exercise Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield 2015 (SC-CS 15) will commence Feb. 2 and last through Feb. 13. Personnel can expect an increased security posture at Naval Air Station Key West for the duration of the exercise.

SC-CS 15 is a force protection exercise conducted by Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFF) and Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC) on all Navy installations in the continental U.S. to allow Navy security personnel to hone skills and situational readiness using real-life training scenarios. SC-CS 15 is not in response to any explicit threat, but is a planned annual exercise.

Measures have been taken to minimize disruptions to normal base operations, but there may be times when the exercise causes increased traffic around bases or delays in base access. The Naval Branch Health Clinic, in particular, will see increased security activities Tuesday. The clinic is located at the intersection of US1 and South Roosevelt Blvd.

“We ask our personnel, and those outside the fenceline, to please be extra-alert to what is happening on the base during this exercise timeframe,” said Naval Air Station Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Steve McAlearney. “As usual, follow the orders of our security forces, be patient and plan ahead if you need access to any of the NAS Key West annexes.”

For more information about SC-CS 15, contact Naval Air Station Key West Public Affairs at (305) 293-2027. – U.S. NAVY-

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You anti-everything nuts really do masturbate too much!
[“What female manager was diddling the pot”] That was the most disjointed and confusing post I have ever read here and I loved it. Please allow more uncensored material to be published as I find it far more entertaining than the same old topics we see everyday. I wonder who Leslie is and what pot was she stirring?
[“Neighbors from hell respondent”] I shouldn’t reply to this person because it is obvious they have few teeth and smell bad, but in any case I do hope you are sterile!
Where’s FTR? Get your butt back in action. The Democrats are getting away will all kinds of stuff without you to stop them!
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The posters answer to the poster stating that he did not see how any rational thinking person could be a liberal was so on the money for a liberal person, now if that poster would have answered it was easy all one has to do is think, care and then do something positive for the person, but then he would have been a conservative, yes words do have meaning.
from the right
FTR is away getting a new Right wing. He’ll return as soon as he’s well. Get well soon FTR!