2014 October

Thursday, October 2, 2014

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The-Coconut-Telegraph-w-CoconutsAnonymous Letters to the Editor with Pictures. Published Daily by Noon Since 2002. No Saturday Edition

A diverter valve to old septic tank is not doable as you have to crush and fill-in your old septic tank to pass the inspection for the new hookup. This is the truth of the matter. I have a 24 month old state of the art injection well on my property that cost me $25,000. I have to now pay to have it destroyed. Nice thought, but they won’t let you hook up to the main line without filling in and abandoning your existing system. And they will inspect it, the fascists bastards! I have gone through this before.
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[“Muslims: Don’t judge a population of 1.6 billion by the actions of .001%. I think any religion has the same problem with extremists.”] What a bunch of meaninglessness, relativistic horseshit. You know who doesn’t have a problem with extremists? Quakers. When was the last time you heard about Quakers beheading people? When was the last time a Jew strapped on a bomb vest and blew himself up in a crowded German delicatessen, as payback for the Holocaust? When was the last time a Buddhist father sliced out his daughter’s clitoris to preserve his family’s honor? The more you make excuses for a 7th century death cult, the more dangerous the world becomes.
In a perfect world.
[Absentee Ballots] By law, the earliest domestic absentee ballots can go out is Sept. 30 and may be sent to voters through Oct. 31.
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[“Traficant commentator“] Please, it’s “your” hair, not “you are” hair. I feel like an ass pointing this out, but words do have meaning.
Julia Pierson resigned as head of the Secret Service after accepting responsibility for the f**k-ups affecting the President’s security. She’s probably the first person in Washington “accepting responsibility” for anything to actually take responsibility.
In an attempt to gain better ratings NBC’s Today Show sent weatherman Al Roker to Afghanistan. Huh?
Go ahead and play with your food!
The problem isn’t with ISIS.  The problem is with what lurks inside the brains of every human being on Earth.
Every time I see a discarded plastic bag blowing around along side the highway (which happens too often) I cringe.  I can just see it ending up in the ocean and being eaten by some doomed  animal.  I feel guilty because I just keep driving by like everyone else.  I only hope it got there accidentally.  I guess, in a way, it does signify job security for the Turtle Hospital.  Too bad.
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The reason we have lost every war we have been in since WW2 (during which everyone and everything was expendable) is that our foe was not afraid to die for their cause and we were.
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[Singing Road] New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a “singing road” along historic Route 66 will curb speeding. The road uses a series of rumble strips to create music. The driver will hear the tune as long as the speed limit is obeyed. There are only a few such “singing roads” in the world.
[Sewers] Taxpayers unite. Let’s think class action lawsuit!
George Neugent’s simply calling the journalist who challenged him “off his meds” doesn’t answer the question of keeping secrets on his financial disclosure forms in violation of the Florida Constitution. Nor has he made any amendments to shed some light after being called out and explaining his $150,000 windfall last year. Was it an inheritance?  If it was, just say so. Geez,  Mr. Neugent, you want to represent us? Well, voters need to know where that money came from.  Humor us please!  Just answer the question and put our concerns to rest.
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[Speculating] I bought one million Iraqi dollars a couple of years ago for $600 US dollars. Was I dumb thinking Iraq was going to become a new democracy with all that oil under their country? Their dollar is now worth $.001 cent.
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recipe. Link
[Rents Are On The Rise] The average rent in the US is more than $1100 a month. The cause of the rise is the improving economy and the lack of available apartments.
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If the deer are so much trouble call Ted Nugent. He will fix it quick!
[Good Boy] Ohio boy pays it forward with found fortune. If you didn’t happen to see this on TV it’s a good one! Video
[“Bar manners”] You really don’t see the hilarious satire in the original poster’s post. You are one messed up dude.
eyes bloodshot[Health Tip] In the event you are going to have cataract surgery do not watch a video of the procedure beforehand.  The images of a plunging knife, needles and other sinister looking instruments in your eyeball does nothing for the comfort level.  Sometimes ignorance is best.
[“Bar Manners”] The original poster was serious. I just reread his post. He wasn’t trying to be funny he was just clueless as to barroom decorum and maybe drunk.
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How to do the famous and fabulous “Detroit Lean” while driving. Video
[Crooked Politicians] Form 9, Quarterly Gift Disclosure. A “gift” is anything accepted by a person or on that person’s behalf, whether directly or indirectly, for that person’s benefit, and for which equal or greater consideration is not given within 90 days. Examples of reportable “gifts” include the following:
Real property or its use
Tangible or intangible personal property or its use
Preferential rates or terms on transactions unavailable to others similarly situated
Forgiveness of a debt
Transportation (unless provided by an agency in relation to officially approved governmental business)
Lodging or parking
Food or beverage
Dues, fees, and tickets
Plants and flowers
Personal services for which a fee is normally charged
Any other goods or services with an attributable value
The definition of “gift” does not include the following:
Salary, benefits, services, fees, commissions, gifts, or expenses associated with one’s private employment, business, or service as an officer or director of a corporation or organization
Campaign contributions or expenditures pursuant to the election laws
An honorarium or honorarium expense (Use Form 10 – see below)
An award, plaque, certificate, etc., given in recognition of public, civic, charitable, or professional service
Honorary membership in a service or fraternal organization
The use of a public facility or public property provided by a governmental agency for a public purpose
Certain gifts from organizations which promote the exchange of ideas or the professional development of governmental officials and employees whose membership is primarily composed of elected or appointed public officials or staff, if the gift is to a member of the organization
Gifts from relatives
Gifts from certain governmental entities (Use Form 10 – see below)
Contributions or expenditures by a political party
Prohibited Gifts include the following:
Gifts valued at more than $100 from a lobbyist or the partner, firm, or principal of a lobbyist
Gifts valued at more than $100 from political committees or committees of continuous existence
Special district local officers and specified employees may not solicit any gift, including food or beverage, from the following:
A political committee
A committee of continuous existence Link
[The Terror of Islam] A more prudent way to look at the problem, one that is not subject to Islamic laws of blasphemy that prohibit anything negative said about Islam, is to seek to understand why so many terrorists are Muslims. Could it be that Islam’s eschatology (its vision of the end of times) forecasts that paradise will be restored on earth, but only after all others, be it so-called infidels or apostates, are either converted or exterminated?
How does the Ebola virus spread? What are the symptoms? Here are 9 things you want to know. Link
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Hi there from Springer’s Bar and Grill.
Today’s special is a Shrimp Po’boy. This New Orleans original is always a palate pleasing treat. So come on by and enjoy this Mardi Gras for your mouth.
Friday ‘s special is Parmesan crusted mahi mahi.
Happy Hour 2-7 daily with great drink specials and happy hour menu.
There’s always something special at Springer’s
[Ernest Hemingway] Macho man of letters. Link
[Ocean Plastic and Seabirds] Plastic litter has the knack of finding its way into the ocean. Unfortunately this means that seabirds that have, until relatively recently, been safe to assume that the objects floating on the surface are food are getting a stomach full of trash. Shared Planet finds out how bad the situation is for seabirds like the fulmar and the simple things we can do to reduce the problem. Audio
As of yesterday, October 1, it’s been nearly nine years since a major hurricane, Category 3 or greater, has struck the U.S. The last being Wilma in October, 2005. While a few experts claim to “see the fingerprint” of human caused climate change in the latest severe weather events (which, paradoxically, haven’t increased), it’s good to take a step back and point out that the Emperor’s Tarot card readers have no clothes. Link
[Ebola in USA] If your eyes are bleeding and you feel lousy you have Ebola. Take a pill and stay out of the Sun
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I think people are confusing recycling bins with trash bins. It recycling bins that the lower Keys are getting not trash bins. The new recycling bins will allow for automated pickup. These bins are so large, 3 times the capacity as the older bins, that I do wonder how my little lady will be able to lift them onto my truck to take them to the highway for collection when I’m not here to do it for her.
With all the costs of this new sewer system and the high price we will be paying for fresh water, I am going to invest in deodorant companies for sure!
[Looney Little Torcher] 60-year old John Michael Arnold of Little Torch Key had been facing 15 years in prison for threatening to kill a Key West doctor and making bomb threats last year. He was convicted on Sept. 22 of second-degree felony making a false bomb threat, and second degree misdemeanor making harassing phone calls. Instead of jail, Arnold was sentenced to 60 days in county jail, then three years probation during which he must complete anger management and physiological testing
[Windows 10 Preview] Windows 10 release: Microsoft bypasses ‘Windows 9’ with new operating system. Windows 10 will offer the familiarity of Windows 7 with some of the benefits that exist in Windows 8 to help business users make the transition. Sign up for beta testing. Video
[Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center] Local native suggestions to plant in your area for the wildlife. Link
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iraq-map2[Iraq And The Bible]

1. The Garden of Eden was in Iraq
2. Mesopotamia, which is now Iraq, was the cradle of civilization
3. Noah built the ark in Iraq
4. The Tower of Babel was in Iraq
5. Abraham was from Ur, which is in Southern Iraq
6. Isaac’s wife Rebekah is from Nahor, which is in Iraq
7. Jacob met Rachel in Iraq
8. Jonah preached in Nineveh – which is in Iraq
9. Assyria, which is in Iraq, conquered the ten tribes of Israel
10. Amos cried out in Iraq
11 Babylon , which is in Iraq, destroyed Jerusalem
12. Daniel was in the lion’s den in Iraq
13. The three Hebrew children were in the fire in Iraq (Jesus had been in Iraq also as the fourth person in the Fiery Furnace).
14. Belshazzar, the King of Babylon saw the ‘writing on the wall’ in Iraq
15. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, carried the Jews captive into Iraq
16. Ezekiel preached in Iraq
17. The wise men were from Iraq
18. Peter preached in Iraq
19. The ‘Empire of Man’ described in Revelation is called Babylon –which was a city in Iraq

I guess Fox News proved that FTR is not rich. Only rich people care about global warming. Video
[“Muslims do not behead people”
] They do too. Sure, I am prejudice by definition. I judge a group of people by what their religion tells them that they must do to me to gain access to haven. When the moderate Muslims do not police the radical Muslims that is called implied consent ant that implied consent causes me to be rightfully prejudice against all Muslims.
Sure there are Christians that are extremists, however other Christians keep them in line with the law. The Muslim Sharia Law allows for beheading, stoning, rape, slavery, etc.
With Windows 10 coming out and people scrapping Windows 8, what we need is Bill Gates back to run that company again. Who ever is running it now has their head up you know where! Just like Intel, they were bought out by greedy idiots who knew nothing about running those companies and the science of their products. Greed is not good!
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What size pump do I need to pump sea water into my toilet to flush it and save fresh water and money seeing as they will be charging me twice for the same water–once as it comes in and again as it goes out?
[Captain Doom and Gloom] Analyzing the billionaires and millionaires on this rock has taught me one thing, there is no honest way to get that rich without robbing others of everything you can get from them. If a cheeseburger costs less than $.08 to produce and you charge $5.00 for it, you are a thief. If a cell phone costs less than $4.00 to produce and you charge $300.00 for it, you are a thief. Go to your local market and really look at the worth of the food you have to buy. A tomato is now $.50 to $1.00 each. The week’s food ration (and it is now a ration) costs the average family $150+for basics. The greed is good slogan is BS. The only way to make billions is to sell junk or con others with stock investing or some other scam. When have you seen a billionaire local farmer, a welder, a mechanic lately? Bartenders and waitresses now want 20 to 30 percent tips. Not on my watch, lady! $8.00 for a whiskey and water? Robbing money is the NWO way to easy riches in a bank and it is now done from the teller’s window form their side. Working for a living is a curse word in the uppity class. Dirty hands? They must have fallen down or received soiled money. If I could do it all over again, I would be a hell of a pirate and have fun doing it to the yacht crowd!
We now have Ebola in the U.S.  The infected person traveled to the States via a commercial airline flight.  Health authorities say the individual is isolated and being treated and there is no cause for alarm.  What else are they going to say without starting a panic?  And with our borders wide open for any diseased person to cross at will,  how long will it be before we have an epidemic here at home.  Imagine a bunch of crazy infected Muslim Jihadists disguised as Mexican illegals strolling across and spreading their sickness in our major cities.  The spineless, self-serving wimps in Washington, from the top down, will not act to secure our borders because they fear losing the Hispanic and other minority voting blocs that helps keep them in office.  Our national security is so nearly non-existant  it encourages extremists to take advantage.  The Secret Service can’t even secure the White House grounds.  All the while our so called leaders play golf and take vacations.  For the first time in my lifetime I truly fear for the future of our country.
I again had the disgusting displeasure of listening to Obama spouting more of his meaningless speechifying rhetoric during a news clip.  He once again defended Islam and his Muslim Bros by telling us (again) that Islam is a religion of peace.  I could almost believe that if the Islamist Muslims weren’t running all over the planet killing people in the most brutal and savage ways possible.
Yes, it is nice to receive confirmation on this site by those on the left, that they were indeed in agreement of Obama’s decision to remove completely all troops from Iraq and declare that our problems with the terrorists in that region had now reached such a low point that they were simply no longer necessary.
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Top Medicare tax went from 1.45% to 2.35%
Top Income tax bracket went from 35% to 39.6%
Top Income payroll tax went from 37.4% to 52.2%
Capital Gains tax went from 15% to 28%
Dividends tax went from 15% to 39.6%
Estate tax went from 0% to 55%

These taxes were all passed only with democrat votes, no republicans voted for these taxes.
These taxes were all passed under the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare.

from the right
Recently we’ve seen TV ads from the Crist campaign that accuse Governor Rick Scott of being responsible for the theft of millions of dollars from Medicare. The ads also claim that Governor Scott “took the fifth” to avoid prosecution.

The ads are utter lies, damned lies. But it’s no surprise coming from Charlie Crist.

The facts are that thefts from Medicare did occur and that Scotts Board of Directors did agree to pay a huge fine. But, the picture is much bigger than that.

scott-sticker2Scott started in the hospital business in 1987. His business acumen and discipline resulted in his huge success. In 1997 his company bought Hospital Corporation of America. It was a huge acquisition. His companies ultimately owned about 340 hospitals, 135 surgery centers and 550 home health locations in 37 states and two foreign countries. They employed over 285k employees. His companies were one of America’s largest employers.

One of the hospitals was Tampa General Hospital. About 1996 a whistle blower reported that execs at Tampa General were over billing Medicare and pocketing millions. A federal investigation ensued and it was determined that the thefts had been ongoing for at least a decade, Long before Scott acquired Tampa General and HCA. Four execs from Tampa General were subsequently indicted and tried. One was found not guilty, three were convicted. Those convictions were subsequently overturned on appeal. The thefts alleged occurred only at Tampa General.

Scott was never a suspect, he was never even interviewed by the FBI investigators. Scott was then a whale Republican donor. You can be dead certain that if Democrat Janet Reno’s Justice Department had even an iota of evidence that Scott was involved, he would have been targeted. He wasn’t!

It is true that there was a subsequent lawsuit, and Scott was deposed as a part of that lawsuit. It is true that he declined to answer many questions in that lawsuit. It was a lawsuit, not a criminal proceeding. It was right and proper for him to so do for a basket full of legal strategy and business reasons, none of which even suggest that Scott had knowledge of the thefts. Scott was determined to fight the lawsuit, but the board of directors insisted that they settle. In protest, Scott resigned.

The cold hard fact is that only 4 of Scott’s nearly 300k staffers in only one of Scott’s approximately 340 hospitals, 135 surgery centers and 550 home health locations in 37 states and two foreign countries were criminally charged with being thieves. The thieves were very clever and skilled in hiding their scheme from Medicare, from Scott and the Board of Directors. The thefts began long before Scott became head of the company and would not have been discovered were it not for a civic minded whistle blower.

On the other hand, the record of Crist’s involvement with criminals is long and well documented. One of the crooks, now a federal prisoner, was a Ponzi schemer who ripped off millions of dollars. He testified under oath that he lavished then Governor Crist with gifts, favors, entertainment, and cash in exchange for Crist giving him influence in the appointment of judges. His testimony is buttressed by photos and the correspondence of the schemer and Crist. Try your own research; the Ponzi schemer and very, very close friend of Crist is Scott Rothstein.

Part 2) A REMINDER: The last day to change Party registration or to register to vote in the November 4 election is Monday, October 5 at 5PM. If you’re not registered, please “get ‘er done.” Also please seriously consider registering or re-registering as a Republican so that we can start mending some tears in our social fabric that we’ve suffered in the last 7 years. Check out the Supervisor of Elections web site at Link

Part 3) The pic is a web cam grab from the top of McCauley mountain in Old Forge New York. It’s a great ski mountain. A beautiful fall Adirondak day, Indian summer. 67 degrees and severe clear. The lakes are the Fulton chain of lakes. The pipes are for the compressed air and water that are used to make artificial snow. Wish we were there. Link

waffen ss logo2Part 4) It is absolutely mind boggling that after Julia Pierson, the Director of the Secret Service quit that Team Obama appointed an ex agent named John Clancy. Clancy was the Agent in Charge when on November 24, 2009, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, a married couple from Virginia, and Carlos Allen (from the District of Columbia), actually crashed a White House State Dinner. They had no invite, no background check, and no business being there…they could have been assassins.

There was no reported disciplinary after that debacle. Team Obama is so damned incompetent that they are very much like an ongoing clown show. It would be humorous if it were not so dangerous and tragic