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Friday, July 14, 2023

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[Legal Department] The thumb up emoji counts as a contract agreement, Canadian court rules. The ‘floodgates’ could be open on what your favorite emoji means in legal contexts. Link
[Inflation] The Bank of England has posted 13 rate increases so far and their inflation keeps rising. Link

Aretha Franklin’s will
was found in her couch. Aretha Franklin’s handwritten will found in a couch after her 2018 death is valid, jury decides. Link
I have been tying to contact you since 7/5 without any luck. There are no Telegraphs in upper Key Largo. I pick up papers for 12 people from public boxes, but most paper boxes are gone and no papers. What’s going on and how can this problem be solved? This is not my first time writing. Help if you can’t write you can call me xxx-xxx-xxx. Please and thank you. (Editor: You’ve confused’s Coconut Telegraph with a printed paper published by a usurper to the name. We were the first to use the name Coconut Telegraph and will be the last. I first heard the phrase in 1974 in Nelson’s dockyard in Saint Johns in the West Indies.)
[Way Less Citrus] Florida is set to produce 18 million boxes of citrus this season, its smallest yield since 1928. At its peak in the 1990s and early 2000s, Florida regularly produced more than 250 million boxes of citrus fruit.
It was the Law of the Sea, they said. Civilization ends at the waterline. Beyond that, we all enter the food chain, and not always right at the top. ~Hunter S. Thompson

[Rare Photo] I found this photo on the Internet. So it must be real, because you can’t put anything on the Internet that isn’t real. The only known photograph of Leonardo da Vinci with Moaner Lisa.
[Windstorm Insurance] Over the past several months there has been talk about no renewable windstorm insurance unless you cave in and purchase flood insurance, whether it covers anything or not. This is just the government, who oversees the citizens windstorm program, extorting you to purchase something that you don’t want, or need. When with this end?  Why is it always the government causing problems for the people? Is it because they seem to get rich, pandering to big business? In this situation the best course of action is just say no.
Me: Can I ask you a stupid question?
My Wife: Better than anybody I know.
[How to Connect Two Computers] If you don’t store files in the cloud you may need to connect two computers to access all your files. This wikiHow teaches you how to connect two computers. You can connect two Mac or PC computers using an ethernet cable to share files or internet access between the two computers. You can also share files between computers using either an ethernet connection or Wi-Fi. Link
Foxconn pulls out of $19 billion chipmaking project in India. The world’s largest contract electronics maker will “no longer move forward” with its $19.4 billion joint venture with Vedanta (VEDL), an Indian metals and energy conglomerate, in Asia’s third largest economy, it said Monday.
The news was seen as a blow to the Indian government’s plans to turn the country into a tech manufacturing powerhouse, even as officials have sought to counter that view. Video
Currant U.S. military construction projects in the Pacific Islands totaling nearly 85 billion dollars. No one knows our actual military spending. There never has been an accounting. The military is the only branch of government that has never been audited. The US is building up its Pacific war machine to combat China
[Actors and Screenwriters Strike] Basically they want protection from AI. You can’t protect the old from the new, that’s the natural effect of progress. Did they try to protect the buggy whip workers when the automobile became the usual.
[“Burner phones”] You mean that you can’t just walk into a drug store and buy 10 burner phones and remain anonymous? They do in the movies so it must be real. i don’t think you can do that without giving personal information to the store.
[Friday Joke] Putin is held hostage by a terrorist. A Russian truck driver stops at the back of a long queue on the motorway. He sees a policeman walking down the line of stopped cars to briefly talk to the drivers. As the policeman approaches the truck, the truck driver rolls down his window and asks, “What’s going on?”
Policeman: “A terrorist is holding Putin hostage in a car. He’s demanding 10 million rubles, or he’ll douse Putin in petrol and set him on fire. So we’re asking drivers for donations.”
Driver: “Oh, ok. How much do people donate on average.”
Policeman: “About a gallon.”
[Available for a Limited Time] Sail into the future before it is gone and the ice smells like ancient dinosaur crap with dead polar bears and seals floating everywhere. Yes folks, keep using that oil stove, the gas guzzlers and barbeque pits so this rock dies a polluted death for the rich and infamous rulers. Forget about solar power, God only made it work twelve hours a day for a reason.
[Insurance] The darn politicians better start intervening in the Florida property insurance crisis. Friends are paying $22,000 a year for wind, water and homeowners! We are in the process of building a small modular and we are getting insurance prices of $10,500, and that’s for a new building. Businessman, landlords, etc. are the only ones who can continue to pay these crazy amounts since they are a tax write off. What about mom and pop who just want a house to live in, and die? I’m not getting another job just to afford insurance.
[10G is BS] Comcast offers 10G internet service. That’s BS. There is no 10G service in the US of A. 5G is the fastest and there is no true 5G in the Florida Keys. In 2019, the state of Florida passed legislation written by AT&T that limited the ability of local municipalities to govern the rollout of 5G. While 5G provides “more data faster,” 5G frequencies do not travel very far. “Believe in some or none of what you see.” Link
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Why you might feel older than you actually are. Your chronological age, biological age, and epigenetic age can run on different timelines. Link

[Dead Fish] Wednesday there were a bunch of dead grunts spread from south of Little Palm Island through Newfound Harbor Channel. There were about fifty and all were the same size. They looked too big to be bait and anyway, where would a fisherman get fifty fish this size?

I was channel surfing and came across some talking heads on FOX tv talking about cocaine found in the White House. The guest speaker is Larry Kudlow who goes on, breaking laws, abuse of authority, etc. He was coked-up, lost his job in the 1990’s over it. It’s kind of like the pot calling kettle black
[For Sale] Super clean just like new. This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home was built in 2016 with impact windows and doors rated to 180mph, Hardiplank siding, 9′ ceilings, large master bathroom with step in shower and soaking tub. Oversized lot with plenty of room for vehicles.
97% of politicians agree with whoever is funding them.
[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.”
[Superyacht Tracker] Where are superyachts right now? Show me yachts and megayachts current location on a live map. What is the actual ETA, port, destination, course, draught and speed. Link
The current Coconut Telegraph was published on 7/14/23 at 7:38 am.