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Tuesday, September 10, 2013


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9.11 pause[9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at Mallory Square] Naval Air Station Key West’s Chief Petty Officer selectees will hold a 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony at 9:50 a.m. Wednesday at the Key West-Florida Keys Historic Military Memorial, Mallory Square.

The memorial ceremony will pay homage to the nearly 3,000 who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. NAS Key West Commanding Officer Capt. Steve McAlearney will be the guest speaker and the CPO selectees will recount the events of that morning.

The ceremony is free and open to the public. Seating will begin at 9:30 a.m.

For additional information contact the NAS Key West Public Affairs Office at (305) 293-2027.

[Desperately Seeking Glen] Does anyone have any information on Glen Reber who I think lives in the Avenues. He does not owe me any money. I’m just trying to locate a long lost relative. Any information you could post would be helpful.

[Key Deer Bucks Hit Car] The bucks are tearing up my yard and knocking things over that I didn’t think could be knocked over. Say goodbye to our saplings and new plants. But they sure are magnificent! Menu > Key Deer

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[“God”] A higher power. A power greater than our self. I also like G.O.D. Good Orderly Direction. Who can’t use some of that. Lighten up my friends.You don’t have to believe what I believe. It would be understanding of you to believe that I believe. Shoot, that’s not asking for much.

Fans of legal marijuana cheer, “Groovy baby!”, but opponents speak out before historic Senate hearing on pot. The pros and cons of marijuana will take center stage Tuesday in Washington, D.C., when the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a landmark hearing on legalization. Link



[Marvin Key 360º] Marvin Key is one of the Key’s hidden jewels. It can only be reached by boat. Video

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In honor of Syria’s willingness to give up their chemical weapons they don’t have, I’m going to donate 10 billion dollars that I don’t have to repair the entire Old Seven Mile Bridge
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[The Über Fan] Actually I believe the label “fan” is short for “fanatic”.  That pretty much covers it.

scuba silouetteI was spearfishing in 90 ft of water southeast of American Shoals today. The water was 86 degrees and clear. No real current. Still a few moon jellies, including some down at 60 feet. That’s the first time I have seen them that deep.

[“God”] Stop fighting about who created the world and fight against the people who are destroying it.

[What a Pig!] Feral pig drinks 18 cans of beer, fights cow and then passes out drunk under tree. Link

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Today in 1846,  Elias Howe patented the first sewing machine.  

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[Bottom Fishing] Is it just me, or has bottom fishing been abysmally bad for the last month?  At places that have consistently produced fish in the past, I can’t even get anything to even steal my bait. 

[“Cheapo RV tourist”] Not! Not with a $250,000 RV and all the fun things that go with it. Insulting someone without knowing them is a typical low character trait of the South I understand. That too, is why we will not revisit the Keys again any time soon. You are not worth it! (Ed: I believe posters were not commenting on your new worth, just you lack of spreading it around.)



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[9/11 Clash] Thousands of  bikers are heading for Washington DC right now even though their permit was denied. This will become very interesting as they reach there in time to be there at the same time as the Million Muslim March.

Organizers of “2 Million Bikers to D.C.” conceived their event last month as a counter-rally to a Sept. 11 event planned in Washington by the American Muslim Political Action Committee. Link

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[Off With Their Heads!] Today in 1977, France used a guillotine in carrying out a death sentence for the last time.

[Regulators Double Area Size] The sanctuary uses a strategy of marine zoning to protect and preserve sensitive parts of the marine ecosystem, while allowing activities compatible with resource protection. The Sanctuary’s Condition Report and scoping commentsidentified a significant need to review current marine zones and decide what changes must be undertaken to meet thegoals and objectives identified by the Advisory Council. While certain zones were established to allow areas of high ecological importance to evolve with minimal human influence, and others were set aside to reduce user conflict, additional areas may need to be considered to ensure long term protection of the natural resources. Maps


[Phone Service] Are you on Big Pine? My service sucks. I have had static for at least 4 years with no relief. Some days we can’t even talk on the phone. I went from FIOS for my internet connection to this, it is terrible. The phone company even said there is trouble on the line, but can’t fix it. I don’t know what to do. (Ed: To get the best response it would be helpful if you mentioned what phone service you have and what FIOS means.)

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This sounds like a normal weekend in the Keys: Beer Makes You Brave, Pig drinks 18 beers, fights cow, passes out. Link

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[Cheapo R/Vers] My favorite RV’ers are snowbirds who park their RVs in people’s yards during the winter and mooch electric and water off those who own or rent houses here.


My distant uncle, Samuel Huntington, was the first President of the “United States in Congress Assembled”, March 1, 1781. It did not become the US of A until George Washington. 

Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience. Our problem is that people have obeyed the dictates of leaders and millions have been killed because of this obedience. Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity and war and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while our jails are full of petty thieves and the grand thieves are running the country. That’s our problem.


holsters draw[Cowboy Holsters] Florida no longer allows open carrying of firearms since they started to issue concealed weapons permits. So to answer your question, no you may not carry in plain view in the State of Florida. To carry at all you must have a concealed weapons permit.

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[“Concealed Weapon Permit”] In Florida a Concealed Weapons Permit is for a concealed weapon that must be concealed.

Concealed weapon: a weapon, particularly a handgun, which is kept hidden on one’s person, or under one’s control (in a glove compartment or under a car seat). Carrying a concealed weapon is a crime unless the party with the weapon is a law enforcement officer or has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.

If you carry in an exposed holster on your hip, that is called open carry and is a violation of Florida law. There are people permitted to carry in this fashion. One would be gun dealers with special permits another would be plain clothes law enforcement.

[“Regular holster in plain view”]  That’s not “concealed carry”, that’s “open carry” and there are places where it’s legal, but it is a completely different category and you’d better know the difference to stay legal. I don’t know Florida’s law on open carry. 



Some of the kids on the arrest website are actually Police Officers. Menu > Arrest Report

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[Syria] Russia has proposed the international community take control of Syria’s chemical weapons and Syria has accepted! So no we don’t have to bomb them.

It looks like the Obama team has stirred up some international action on the Syrian chemical weapons issue.  Way to go O!

Republicans complain that they need to be more inclusive. What I can see is we have rounded up the vast majorities of the crazies. One of our freedoms in the US is the right to be stupid. We are losing the two party system by taking them under our tent.

osama-flames[“Obamas words are  cheap”]  Bin Laden disagrees strongly from his watery grave.

The right is suffering from mass naivete. Since our President has made the Syrian gas killings well know there has not been another use of those weapons. How do we  know that? maybe the very fact that it has been taken to the Party of No’s congress that maybe thats reason that he hasn’t continued using them. Take a walk thru the showers at Auschwitz then tell me gas weapons shouldn’t be banned and that anyone that uses them shouldn’t be punished. Republicans don’t understand that by not punishing thugs that kill by using gas weapons that have been outlawed by almost a century it does nothing but tell the world that its OK, now go ahead. Republican appeasement at its lowest.

Sorry but America is better than that. Go ahead Republicans tell the world that you disapprove of taking any action against the use of poison gas next door to our ally Israel. I’m sure the Israelis will just love your current non political stand.

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This Syrian thing is looking more and more like some futuristic sci-fi movie where everybody in society gets to vote on who lives and who dies.  Or even like the ancient Roman gladiator circuses in the coliseum where the mob gives thumbs up or down to decide who lives or who dies. Talk about your “death panel”!

[FTR: “kill Assad and associates and let moderate Muslim rule”] Isn’t that special! It has worked so well in Baghdad since ol what’s-his-name was dethroned and hung. I think there are more Islamic sects then a camel or goat has fleas and ticks and nits. Oh my. 

In that famous picture US Libyan Ambassador Stevens was being carried by a good Samaritan Libyan, unconscious and unrecognized, to a hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation.

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Deer FTR where do we find moderate Muslims in Syria? Are they the ones with the moderate weapons?

[“Syria’s and putting the lives of American servicemen at risk”] Please listen to the words of the President. No American troops will be in danger. Stop spreading false stuff.

Syria said on Monday that it is welcoming the chance to place their chemical weapons under international control then will be willing to destroy them.

Its seems those on the right spoke a little to soon when they said the Syrians were laughing at us. Im sure they are outraged that the stand our President has taken has them rattled. You can bet that we aill get the “they wont do it” postings and the “well, harrumph they will just hide some” comments but they have flinched and now there may be a slight respite from American troops carrying out their missions as directed.

The truth is the only people that don’t believe Obamas resolve are our own citizens trying to destroy America from within by embolding our enemies daily with attacks against our President. The rights daily diatribes are seen by the rest of the world as a divided nation. What they don’t realize is that their constant whining and braying makes our President seem even stronger by ignoring the white noise from the background and stands by American principles.

Syrias statement came a few hours after our secretary of State said the crisis could be resolved if Syria surrendered control of their chemical weapons. Sure they will hide some but they will not have a choice but to allow inspectors free reign in their country.

Syrias best friends the Russians demanded Syria quickly place their chemical weapons under international control. My guess is that Russian tough guy Putin saw the look in Obamas eye when he called him an ass and walked away from him like a petulant child at the last meeting. Putin flinched and Obama didn’t.

This should catch the worlds attention and show the world that the one laughing last does indeed laugh best.

[“May Hillary never, ever live Benghazi down”] I must have missed something in the tragedy. What does Hillary have to live down? It wasn’t her fault the Embassy refused more security. Ambassador Stevens wanted to try to blend in and not have an armed camp appearance. He was trying diplomacy and was comfortable with that. Don’t rewrite history because of what you read on Right-wing Internet sites. At least try to get the complete story and don’t treat your opinion as fact.

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an_camel2It’s a very safe bet that there are few, if any, members of the CT community who are Muslims. It is also a very safe bet that most of the CT community believe in the fundamental precepts of Christianity.

With that in mind, please let’s all think about a really horrific situation currently in progress in Syria.  The Syrian rebels are occupying and systematically destroying a town near Damascus. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said fighters from the Al Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra or Nusra Front and the Qalamon Liberation Front now control Maaloula, an ancient village that is home to two of the oldest surviving monasteries in Syria. Rebels captured the village on Saturday.

These rebels are systematically killing the Christians in the village. They are giving them the Muslim fanatics ultimatum. Renounce your religion and convert to Islam or die.

Please think about the fact that attacking Assad actually helps the Muslim murderers in Maaloula. Maybe that contributes to the fact that about 63% of all Americans oppose assault on Syria.

But now, as of late Monday, Obama’s pal Putin has thrown him a life ring. Putin has offered to “accept” all of Assad’s chem weapon inventory. The problems that have brought us to this point, the lack of strategic or even tactical thinking on the part of the Obama Team has stripped Obama of whatever credibility he had on the world stage. Worse, his feckless handling of this mess has damaged the credibility of the USA.  Our next President is going to have a much rougher row to hoe thanks to Obama.