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Friday, March 31, 2023

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[Tennessee Police Bravery
] Thank goodness for brave men who rushed in and killed the shooter, not those wimps who stood by for an hour while the Uvalde killer murdered school children.

[Killing Kids For Fun] No other country murders their children like we do. We kill them every day in America. The scary people want to carry guns everywhere, Winn Dixie, school, church, everywhere. Just in case they have to kill someone. Those are the people we should be afraid of. They say they only will kill people they don’t agree with. Yes, I simplified it, but that’s how it is. And an armed schoolteacher will have no effect on an armed maniac with an AR-14, that is a killing machine.


[Filming Location Database] Ever wonder where the film was shot? Link

1-in-5 tobacco retailers failed age-restricted sales compliance inspections in 2022. Selling to minors can lead to: Up to $22,000 in fines, Placement on an FDA watch list, A No-Tobacco Sales Order placed on your store, Over $500,000 in lost revenue each year you’re barred from selling tobacco.
[Insane Asylums] When I was a small child living in Chicago there was a facility called Dunning Insane Asylum where the mentally ill were placed. I understand that there was another insane asylum in Stark, Florida. I don’t know if it’s still in operation but this country needs to establish serious insane asylum’s throughout the US to house these mental defectives (hey, what’s the matter with calling a spade a spade?). These people who believe that they’re something other than what they actually are must be in their childhood still playing make believe. I remember when I was a kid I wanted to be a Texas Ranger, but I grew out of it and joined the Marines. It seems that some people never grew up or can’t.
They’re Coming to Take me Away

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[Friday Joke] A Mormon was seated next to an Irishman on a flight from London to the US. After the plane was airborne, drink orders were taken. The Irishman asked for a whiskey, which was promptly brought and placed before him. The flight attendant then asked the Mormon if he would like a drink. He replied in disgust, “I’d rather be savagely raped by a dozen whores than let liquor touch my lips.”
The Irishman then handed his drink back to the attendant and said, “Me, too, I didn’t know we had a choice.”

[New Senior Apartments Coming to Summerland Key] False advertising on the internet. Better than April fools’ joke.

[Get Old Longer] Social relationships are important to the health of aging adults. Lack of community can lead to decreased physiological strength and a reduced biological ability to bounce back. Link

[Not So Green] That little yellow thing is a bulldozer. It is burying windmill blades used for green energy. Why? Because these blades need to be disposed of and there is presently no way to recycle them.

Is the shopping website TEMU another Chinese spy company? China is everywhere in this world gearing up for world domination. Link
[Night Lights] Bad, better, best Use outdoor lighting responsibly by only using it where it’s needed, when it’s needed, and in the amount required. Use the lowest light level required, limit blue-violet light, utilize timers or motion sensors, and use shielding.
[eMail] What has always been a problem with email is that what I send may look perfect on my monitor, but terrible on yours.  There is no way, besides having the two screens side by side, to adjust both to match as required.  Then when the item is emailed, the settings mean nothing because the web resets to their settings which never match mine.  Now you’ve learned why things change screen by screen. This can also affect fonts and colors greatly. I won’t even mention printers. Good luck!
AR-14s are a lot of fun to shoot but should be kept at a gun range, never to leave there. That’s what other countries do. There is no other use for them except to murder a lot of people in the shortest time
[Junk Food] Just another way for the Drug Companies to make money The reason people are fat is junk food tastes good and they are lazy un-productive today! I know, I’m one too!
Ban junk foods and this world would turn back to the fit and ready. Also, diabetes Type 2 would disappear
[Shark Attack] Regarding the fellow getting shark bite north of Key West Saturday. There are 2 sharks actively being tracked almost 100 miles west of Key west. They are a male adult, approx. 12’, 1644 lbs and a male juvenile, approx. 9’, 578 lbs. Both are white sharks.
Osearch Shark Tracker, very interesting. Speedy recovery for the victim!
The management of the National Key Deer Refuge used to be one of the most respected organizations on the island.
It has been going downhill since Jack Watson died.
[History Of The Middle Finger] Before the Battle of Agincourt in 1415, the French, anticipating victory over the English, proposed to cut off the middle finger of all captured English soldiers. Without the middle finger it would be impossible to draw the renowned English longbow and therefore they would be incapable of fighting in the future. This famous English longbow was made of the native English Yew tree, and the act of drawing the longbow was known as ‘plucking the yew’ (or ‘pluck yew’).

Much to the bewilderment of the French, the English won a major upset, and they began mocking the French by waving their middle fingers at the defeated French, saying, see, we can still pluck yew! Since ‘pluck yew’ is rather difficult to say, the difficult consonant cluster at the beginning has gradually changed to a labiodental fricative ‘F’, and thus the words often used in conjunction with the one-finger-salute. It is also because of the pheasant feathers on the arrows used with the longbow that the symbolic gesture is known as ‘giving the bird.’
And yew thought yew knew every plucking thing!

[Willys Jeep] Today’s Jeeps are a far cry from the Jeeps of yesterday.
This is a picture of the famous Willys Jeep that played such a vital role in WWII. There were those who said the Jeep won the war because of its versatile usage in so many ways.
[How To Spot Judgmental People] My thought is, if you are not judgmental, the other guy will out-draw you every time! Link

In 1969 Simon and Garfunkel recorded what would become their signature tune, “Bridge Over Troubled Water.”

The “moles” on the deer are most likely Cutaneous fibromas, also called deer warts, and are not uncommon in white-tailed deer populations (Key deer are a subspecies of white-tail).  While they are gross looking they are typically harmless skin blemishes and usually not a major cause for concern. Link

[Characters] Has anyone else noticed the “wizard” guy with crystal ball topped magical staff walking up and down Cudjoe Key lately? Mental illness perhaps? I just don’t get it. And I don’t think he really does either.
[Keep Guns Away From Transgenders] This Friday is Trans International Day of Visibility. On this day let us remember:
6 people killed by transgender shooter in Nashville (2023)
5 people killed by “non-binary” shooter in Colorado Springs (2022)
Denver shooter was transgender (2019)
Aberdeen, MD Rite-Aid shooter was transgender (2018)
Fla encourages more shootings. It is now legal to carry a concealed weapon. As long as it was purchased legally. No training necessary. Schools are upping security.

Why an AI image of Pope Francis in a fly jacket stirred up the internet. The uncanny AI forgery is an amusing example of a much deeper issue. Link


[The Truth About Eating Eggs] They’re even better for us  than we thought! Link

The current Coconut Telegraph was published on 3/31/23 at 9:30 am.