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Sunday, March 23, 2014

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Coconuts prides itself on having and maintaining the finest Brunswick pool tables in the Florida Keys. The ‘NUT have been Rock’in ya Right at the Light for over 30 years. We must be doing something right.. Stop by and check us out.

BH-state-parkJust up the road from Coconuts is Bahia Honda State Park. Featuring an award winning beach and historic bridge, at mile marker 37 in the Florida Keys has become a favorite destination for visitors to our island paradise. The park, encompassing over 500 acres and an offshore island offers some of the best snorkeling and and beach combing in Florida. The perfect and quiet getaway for the entire family.

The concession service provider offers a complete gift shop, snack bar, kayak rentals and daily snorkeling tours to the fabulous Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary.

Stop by the ‘NUT coming or going, your swim suit & sandy feet are welcome. Above all my friends, have a blessed day!

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The key to eating healthy is not to eat anything that has a TV commercial.

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I don’t think the Warning Shot Bill added much that wasn’t already there. You still can’t shoot at people standing on your front yard, so I don’t think it’s expanded people’s rights to shoot guns that much.   ~State Attorney Catherine Vogle

Jurors are only selected from driver license holders. Whether you vote or are not registered is not applicable and not considered for juries.

Here is FL law as written: I have copied and pasted from Florida Statutes on

Qualifications of jurors.—Jurors shall be taken from the male and female persons at least 18 years of age who are citizens of the United States and legal residents of this state and their respective counties and who possess a driver 40.01’s license or identification card issued by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles pursuant to chapter 322 or who have executed the affidavit prescribed in s. 40.011.

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[Jury Duty] The best way to get out of it is when you walk in ask the question loudly enough for everyone to hear, “Who are we hanging today?”


[R.I.P. Coco Moe] We both were born on Feb. 23rd, and we always celebrated our birthdays together at the Tiki bar, except for last February since Coco-Moe was ill. R.I.P. Coco-Moe my fish brother. I’ll keep celebrating every birthday as if you were still by my side. Until we meet again I’m sure you’re rockin’ that bass, making them angels shake that booty, like you did down here. Vaya con Dios, amigo!

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Skating out of jury service kind of reminds me of the young guys that hid out in Canada during the Vietnam war years.  They all had their excuses.
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[Service] I placed an order online for pencils with Staples on Thursday morning and received it the next day by noon.

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[Red Means Stop] Red not only tells us to stop in traffic, but it also might help us lose weight. In a recent test participants ate less popcorn and dark chocolate when the foods were served on red plates than white or blue ones. They also used less hand cream when presented on red plates.

Have any of the Grinder Pump homeowners realize that no one in their right mind will buy a home that is slated for a Grinder Pump. So therefore you home is devalued. Isn’t that a lawsuit in itself? How can someone make you get something installed in your home that you don’t want or that is actually going to make you home worth less?
Anyone else notice this?  FOX News can stand for Fascist Or Xenophobe.  We gotcha’ covered!
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Five fruits you never suspected that will give you gas:+- Apples, Blackberries, Mangoes, Plums, watermelons. 

[“Jury Selection”] No competent defense attorney would accept yesterday’s poster as a juror who said he always votes to acquit. He either lied in Jury selection or was never on a jury dealing with drugs.
[No Name Key Now Wants Sewers] To the person wanting sewers on No Name Key, be careful what you ask for or you’ll end up with a grinder pump — a case where something is worse than nothing. Check out and see how lucky you are to be left off the list. 1,500 residents are being stuck with grinder pumps. With all due respect, at this critical time, joining the fight against an inferior sewer system rather than request one for your island would seem to be the more prudent course.

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[Cooking Tip] If you add a teaspoon of salt to the cooking water before you put in the eggs the shells will come off in large pieces instead of a million little ones.

[Intelligence] The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubt, while the stupid people are full of confidence.
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John Donnelly, I hope you are thinking seriously about running this year for the Key Largo district School Board seat. The School District sorely needs a School Board member who thinks like you do about teaching, getting next to and looking out for the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual welfare of school school children. Sorely lacking currently.
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People change, even good people, if they get the wrong thing in their head. And not everything is always what it looks like and sometimes just because one person looks weak, they might be very strong, and another person might look like a spooky freak but he might be one of the kindest people you’d ever meet. And I guess I learned that time is slippery. We have to enjoy every second, love with all our hearts, all we can, while we can.

[Tourism] As you travel around the world keep in mind in what regard the “locals” around here hold the tourists and snowbirds.  Things are the same world wide.   I was in the Big Pine Winn Dixie and one crowd frustrated local yelled out,  “WHY DON’T YOU ALL GO HOME!”
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[Juror] To the jury guy who said that he always votes to acquit defendants in drug cases: You have to answer many questions before you are selected as a juror. Most of them are related to whether you can, and would, put aside your own feelings and prejudices and render a true verdict based upon the evidence.

In order for this bozo to get on a jury he would have to lie to this question. It’s this simple, just tell the truth and they won’t select you. Our judicial system would be better off without people like you on juries.



[Spring break] North American vs. Spring break, Africa. Is that a goat?

[“How was my name selected for jury service”] Your name was selected at random for jury service from the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles database of licensed drivers and holders of Florida Identification Cards of Monroe County residents
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I watched FOX News this morning and jokingly said to my hubby, “How long do you think it’ll be before they trash Obama? It was about six minutes. I’m not kidding. They went right from sonar pods for finding the lost airliners to “bad Obama”.
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2007 Ford Focus SES four door automatic. One owner car. Only 40000 miles. Very well maintained. Fully loaded power windows, power locks, air conditioning. Needs absolutely nothing. Great on gas. $7850. 215-431-0041 classified Ads > Autos

It’s not jury service it’s jury ‘duty’. It is not a service.

[Answer your questions about jury duty]
How was my name selected for jury service?
Are all licensed drivers eligible for jury service?
Can I serve as a juror if I am not a licensed driver?
Is everyone qualified to serve as a juror?
Can I be excused from jury duty?
What is the role of a prospective juror?
Where will I serve as a juror?
How long will I have to serve as a juror?
Will I be paid to serve as a juror?
How can I make my service more comfortable?



This 1949 Cadillac is completely covered with 38,295 pennies. The pennies were adhered one by one using silicone. They added over 200 pounds to the weight. The entire project took 6 weeks. Pennies are American, and include 1817 ‘big cent’, two error pennies, and four 1943 steel pennies.

[If I am not the problem, then there is no solution] This tip requires a lot of concentration for all who hear it. It is one of the most difficult concepts I have ever learned in my life. The first time I heard it, I began to feel defensive. I tried to think of all the reasons why it was wrong. I thought, “That cannot be right! I am not the problem in every difficult situation in which I find myself and I know that there are some problems that I have absolutely not brought upon myself!” But over the years, I have come to see the power of this.
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[Toe Sucker Lose At Walmart] Police say a man in North Carolina sucked a woman’s toes at a Wal-Mart after he convinced her he was a podiatry student and persuaded her to take off her shoes. The woman agreed to try on several pairs of shoes at the discount store in Lincolnton, and that at some point during the process, the man stuck her foot in his mouth.

The man apparently tried the same thing at another Wal-Mart 15 miles away, where he told a woman he was conducting a survey on the feet of different races and nationalities. The second woman also agreed to take off her shoes, but left when the suspect asked her to remove her socks.

Police are looking for the man.

I agree that jury selection process has to change. I too would like to see a paid juror system of qualified people who want to serve. That guy who would let anyone go if it involved possession of drugs is a good example of the need for reform and that young, fat girl scrunched on the floor of the jury room is another. And another is that I get called for jury duty way too often.
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Can anyone tell me exactly where the grinder pumps are being installed? And can I put no trespassing signs on my property and not allow them to even step on my property? if not, then why not, I if I own that property that is not a right of way, and I have signed no release of that property via an easement agreement.

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[“The 60’s Corvette that had almost no miles on it”]  That is a truly sad story how no one had ever sat in the passenger seat and how it had never been touched by water. I realize that the owner can do what they want to their own property, but all they have is a piece of metal and plastic, probably shrink wrapped and kept in their bedroom. It makes about as much sense as owning a Monet and keeping it locked in a dark closet. I’m sorry, but cars are made to be driven, and cars such as that driven reasonably hard. Thank God that they didn’t own Secretariat the race horse, they might have had him stuffed and mounted and put him in the cellar. Trailer queens aren’t worth a second look compared to real cars. 

Slice of Paradise large pizza $25 Terrible. Sausage – not good. No flavor. Rather throw in garbage then place in fridge. We only ate 1 slice each. Looked this up afterwards, but it’s hard to read the health reports on the red background. Link
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from the right

The other day I noted that FTR’s corner would be closed for a day or so because I was enroute to see to a shut-in at FSP. FSP is Florida State Prison near Starke Florida. The “shut-in” was Robert Lavern Henry, now deceased. What follows is why I was at FSP.

Late in the evening of November 22, 1987, a passerby saw smoke coming from a closed business in Deerfield Beach.  He reported it to the fire department. The FD responded to the scene, found the closed store to be burning inside. The FD broke in, and while extinguishing the flames discovered a scene of real horror. In the ladies bathroom they found a woman engulfed in flames. She had spread the fire by brushing against merchandise while she was staggering and trying to find help. Pieces of her burning clothing and skin had set the building afire. They put out the flames with a fire extinguisher. She was barely alive. Then they found a second woman also engulfed in flames. This woman was huddled on the floor of the men’s room. She was tied to a toilet stall. The FD also used an extinguisher to quench the flames that engulfed her. She was dead. The floor and walls near the woman were covered with bloody hand prints and ash from her body as she tried to escape the flames.  She had been murdered. In agony, she had burned to death.

The first woman was rushed to a local hospital with horrific burns over most of her body. A police officer who rushed to the hospital to speak with her noted in his report that much of her skin had been burned away, she was complaining of great pain, that parts of her clothing had been burned into her body, that her body was exuding a pinkish fluid that puddled all around her on the gurney on which she lay. The lady was in and out of consciousness, but was able to tell the officer that “Robert” had set her afire while robbing the store which was in the process of closing.

The police investigation soon determined that “Robert” was Robert Lavern Henry, an employee of the store. Henry had been employed for only a few weeks, but he was liked and trusted. Management had even permitted him to make the night bank deposit.  Henry was missing, he could not be found. Management determined that the day’s receipts were missing too. The loss was a little over $1200.

Roberts was soon found, he initially claimed that the store had been robbed by three men that forced him to cooperate and then had kidnapped him and held him hostage.

That story was soon abandoned by Roberts and he admitted the robbery and the murders. He told the interviewing detective that he had decided to rob the store and had been planning it for some time.  He said that at about 9:30 PM, November 2, 1987 Henry approached one of the victims, Phyllis. He whispered to her that the store was being robbed by three armed men, and that he had been ordered by them to take her to the men’s room and to tie her up. He assured her that the men would not harm her. Henry and Phyllis went to the men’s room Henry told her to sit on the floor, he then blindfolded her and tied her to one of the toilet stalls. He assured her that he was only acting out the orders that he had been given, and that she would not be harmed.

He then went to the office where the other murder victim, Janet, was closing out the days books and making up a night bank deposit. Henry was hiding a hammer behind his back. He struck her at least ten times on her head and back, rendering her unconscious. He then doused her with a flammable liquid and set her afire. Either the liquid or the fire jerked her back from unconsciousness. She began begging Robert not to “burn me up”, those words soon became screams of agony.

Henry then went back to the men’s room. He struck the blindfolded Phyllis “many” times, doused her with flammable liquid, and set her afire. He then returned to the office, grabbed the money and fled.

More tomorrow.

Robert Lavern Henry

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