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Friday, September 23, 2022

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[Ransomware Hits Big Pine Key] “After betraying an individual, are men happy? What makes men cheat, you tell me, Dave? In selecting girls you have got great taste, perhaps, I would have had an affair too. I wouldn’t interfere with family issues if I had no budgetary constraints. Get to know ur electronic address and full data on u was difficult, but it isn’t secure for me to make phone calls. In order to satisfy my demands you have till the end of the week. I agree that my requisitions are quite big, 18CfPhDVQJDsoTf6mGrUfdHENmbsccx4rg BTC, 0,14539, if there’re troubles, you can pay half the following week. I’ll phone your chick and tell her where and with whom u cheated, if you neglect me. U can tell the truth yourself, just u, Dave, can decide, what you should do on this occasion. For u to reach me is not possible, that is not secure.”
Ammo prices vary with supply and demand. Check the forums for your intended ammunition use. There are many such forums. Link


I hollow-out antlers, I want to make a headset with real antlers, with lights on the tips of each antler. Small Key Deer would be ideal. Is there anywhere I can purchase the deer sheds

[Losing It] Forgetful? Distracted? The world is on fire—it’s normal. Stress and anxiety wear down your brain. Here’s how to fight back. Link
[Big Pine Book Club] Our next meeting is October 15th and the book is In the Unlikely Event by Judy Bloom.  Call me (305) 731-6400 or reply to this email if you need a copy of the book.

On November 19th Lucy Burdette, author of Death on the Menu will be joining our meeting.  Copies of her book will be available at the October meeting. Full Menu > Book Club

[No Juice] I’ll wager they won’t be selling many electric vehicles in Puerto Rico. What do they all do when the electricity is out for three months?
[Grammar] When do you write a number; and when do you use the digit? 7 or seven?
[Be Prepared] Flooding: Make a plan for your family, including your pets, so that everyone knows what to do, where to go, and what you need to take with you. Learn evacuation routes or shelter locations and gather supplies, including non-perishable foods, cleaning supplies, and water for several days.
Home fires: If you ever find yourself in a home fire, drop to the floor and crawl under the smoke to the nearest exterior door. Open the door slowly, and be ready to shut it if smoke or fire is present. Close the door and cover vents and cracks with cloth to keep smoke out if your way is blocked. Call 911 or your fire department if your phone is with you.
Hurricanes and other severe storms: Remember, hurricanes aren’t just a coastal problem. Rain, wind, water, and tornadoes can happen far inland from a hurricane’s landfall. Ensure you know your evacuation routes and where you and your pets will stay. It’s also a good idea to have a plan if a tornado spins off from the storm. Rip currents: Even though summer is quickly coming to an end, many people enjoy the beach all year long. Unfortunately, time at the beach can quickly turn into an emergency due to rip currents. If you ever find yourself unable to swim back to the beach, stay afloat, yell for help, and swim parallel to the shore. The worst thing you can do is exhaust yourself fighting the current.
~ Isaksen Insurance, Big Pine Key



[Oops] Transgender surgery tragedy explained first hand. Video


[“Wants Key Deer antlers for lamp”] No. It’s against the law to have parts of endangered species.

[Parkinson’s Disease] Whether or not you have Parkinson’s, you can be part of the cure. An estimated 6 million people worldwide live with Parkinson’s, and millions of families are impacted by the disease. But though Parkinson’s has no cure, you can help work towards finding one. Learn more about PD and find out how you can help. Link

[Hair Trigger Problem] Cimmaron replica pistol question. Contact repairs at customer service. Link

[History] A generation which ignores history has no past – and no future. ~Robert A. Heinlein 1973
[“Early remote control”] Our TV had a round plastic channel changer (only 3 channels) with a plastic divider you grabbed to turn the knob. I had a long pole with a slot cut in the end that would fit over the divider in the channel changer knob. I’d slip the pole’s end over the knob divider, twist the pole, and the channel would change without me getting up. My invention neve caught on. Later on I had a remote with clunky ‘juke box’-type buttons and a long cord that was connected to the TV.
[Friday Joke] There were four teenagers who played hooky one morning. Upon coming to class in the afternoon, they reported that their lateness was because their car got a flat tire. That’s fine the teacher said much to the students’ relief. But there was an oral test this morning which you boys have to make up, so please have a seat and take out a piece of paper, “Now for the first question: Which tire was flat?”
I told myself I should stop drinking but I’m not about to listen to some weirdo who talks to himself.


Ford turbocharged its seventh-generation Mustang with new tech. Link

Has anyone else had it up to here with news of the queen’s death and arrangements?
[Back Country] There were 8 of the 9 stakes missing from the back country to Harbor Channel. That is one of the trickiest routs to take where the stakes are extremely important. The were still there after Irma, so I don’t think nature removed them. I suspect the government removed them in order to discourage people from going back. I think they missed the 9th stake because it is barely above the water and they didn’t see it. there.
[Friday Joke] I can’t believe what I saw in McDonald’s today. An old man placed an order for one hamburger, French fries and a drink. He unwrapped the plain hamburger and carefully cut it in half , placing one half in front of his wife. He then carefully counted out the French fries, dividing them into two piles and neatly placed one pile in front of his wife. He took a sip of the drink, his wife took a sip and then set the cup down between them. As he began to eat his few bites of hamburger, the people around them were looking over and whispering. Obviously they were thinking, ‘That poor old couple – all they can afford is one meal for the two of them.’
As the man began to eat his fries a young man came to the table and politely offered to buy another meal for the old couple. The old man said they were just fine – they were used to sharing everything. People closer to the table noticed the little old lady hadn’t eaten a bite. She sat there watching her husband eat and occasionally taking turns sipping the drink. Again, the young man came over and begged them to let him buy another meal for them. This time the old woman said ‘No, thank you, we are used to sharing everything.’
Finally, as the old man finished and was wiping his face neatly with the napkin, the young man again came over to the little old lady who had yet to eat a single bite of food and asked, ‘What is it you are waiting for?’
She answered, ‘The teeth’


It was quite common for those burned at the stake to take 20 to 30 minutes to die.