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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

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There are several big Bull Sharks swimming around the dock. They have discovered that there is food to be had at the end of the day and are hanging around. There is a pair of 8′ and a pair of 7′ along with one 5′. On a few occasions there is a 9′ that never fails to send shivers down the spine when he shows up just feet away. He must weigh just under a half ton!

13 was an unlucky year, 2014 has to be better! 



Nice Little Torch sunrise.

[Sewers] It’s all about the money. Article includes illustrations of the what to expect during excavation. Link 

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[Only You] Old guy tries to pick up girls. Video 

[Year in Review] What a year! Video 
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[Key Deer Deaths]  I read in The Citizen last week, that the key deer death count by disease and accidents is up.  Does anyone know what the percentage is from year to year. I have seen a lot more deer this year and I was wondering if there are more deaths (yes, a tragedy) because the population is increasing.
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What operating system are you using.

[SnapChat hacked] 4.6 million Snapchat usernames, phone numbers and locations exposed. Includes link to online checker to see if your account is exposed. Link
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[Girdles] I’m not sure, but think “compression garments” are the new girdles. I hated girdles, they were hard to maneuver in and around in the backseat!

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[New Year Trivia] Over the span of 135 Shuttle flights between 1986 and 2003, no Shuttle was ever launched, in space, or guided to re-entry on New Year’s in order to avoid any unforeseen problems with the on-board computer systems when the year rolls over.

[Healthcare Bluebook] A online guide for medical and dental services to determine fair prices in your area. For instance a cavity being filled is certainly a lot less expensive (and a lot less painful) than a $1800 root canal + crown, see your dentist regularly! Link
[“Not a fan of FTR”] Maybe you should just talk to a mirror and let the rest of us either read on not read FTR guy’s stuff. It is our choice until Mr. Ed. says different!

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Bye bye “not a fan”. Don’t let the door hit you on the ass as you go about forming your own website to spew your own hate and lies. I like that one person [FTR] has the conviction of his beliefs enough to pay to post here. 

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To do nothing is to accept the consequences of other’s actions. One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. A man’s rights rest in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.
[“Sanitary engineer”] In NYC and PHL and especially Pittsburg, they were always called trash men. Most of ‘dem guys’ wore custom coveralls and Gucci work shoes, never got dirty and had very strange accents. They all suffered from lumps under the coveralls on the left chest side. Hummm? If you did not pay your bill they wasted your management.

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January 1, 1908 The ball signifying the New Year was dropped for the first time at Times Square in New York City. 

[Citizen Of The Day Says] He enjoys the weather, laid back lifestyle and the international feel of Key West.


In all the years that I have been perusing the C.T. I have never seen F.T.R. write any thing approaching the obvious hatred and venom of the post which was taking F.T.R. to task for expounding on his rather benign opinions. Hate like truth is many times in the eyes of the beholder. Personally I enjoy reading the man’s well thought out commentary.



Another year has passed. I’ve just about given up on the Mayans.

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“If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear” – George Orwell

Does this have a bearing on your cutting out political posts?

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[Medication Management]  MediSafe Project This was featured on tv here lately, so I looked it up.  I haven’t found all the features mentioned yet, but it supposedly will help you keep track of when and how much you should take, along with possible interactions with food or other meds you’re taking.

[Weeds] Someone ought to compel the owner of the property at the end of Avenue D in Coco Plum to cut their weeds.
If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat – in other words, turn you into an adult. Happy New Year! 

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[Live Tropical Reef Camera] Happy New Year. Video 

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NAFTA 20 years later. Success or failure? Link

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Best wishes for a happy new year and a special thanks to all the people that fished with me this year. Thanks for a great time!

I miss Charlie at Winn-Dixie.

[Time] During the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced; 22 aircraft carriers, 8 battleships, 48 cruisers, 349 destroyers, 420 destroyer escorts, 203 submarines, 34 million tons of merchant ships, 100,000 fighter aircraft, 98,000 bombers, 24,000 transport aircraft, 58,000 training aircraft, 93,000 tanks, 257,000 artillery pieces, 105,000 mortars, 3,000,000 machine guns, and 2,500,000 military trucks. We put 16.1 million men in uniform in the various armed services, invaded Africa, invaded Sicily and Italy, won the battle for the Atlantic, planned and executed D-Day, marched across the Pacific and Europe, developed the atomic bomb and ultimately conquered Japan and Germany.

It’s worth noting, that during the almost exact amount of time, Washington couldn’t build a functioning web site.

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ebay logo[eBay Trials and Tribulations] My wife talked me into sell stuff on eBay to make a few dollars.
I looked around the house for anything we did not need anymore. 2 HRS
I picked out 10 items and stacked them in my office/bedroom. 1/2 HR
I cleaned them. 2 HRS
I took pictures of them. 4 HRS set up and shooting.
I got an account with eBay. 1 HR
I got an account with PayPal. 1 HR
I downloaded their software and learned to use it. 24 HRS
I up loaded my first sale item. 1/2 HR
I waited for the buyer. HRS
I gave up after a week. X HRS

I figured it cost me at my old salary of $12.50 per hour at least $1000 of time to sell a $1 item. It is free in the trash can if anyone wants it and the other 9 pieces of junk. Some of us have to learn the hard way! 

[“Do not feed the Pelicans”] Well, no shit Sherlock! 585 words to tell us not to feel the birds so they do not crap all over us. You must be a recent graduate from nature school or a new snowbird with a state grant, eh?



Happy New Year from Springer’s Bar & Grill! Today is Comfort Food Wednesday here and our special is Santa Fe Shepherd’s Pie for $8.95. It’s sure to please the palate and fill the tummy. So start the year off right with a meal like mama used to make, but with a southwestern twist

With all the BS about changing from incandescent bulbs to some other money making scam bulbs, what is the truth? Seems candle making will come big time. Remember to turn your car headlights on for safety and make the headlight companies richer too. 
What’s with all the Muslims hawking the bars around the Keys? Never seen so many as lately. Something happening here?


[Cockpit of the space shuttle] Still more simple to understand than a woman.

In Colorado you are not hip or cool anymore if you smoke weed.  You are just another stupid customer.



[Captain Doom and Gloom] DEF: Girdles n, A apparition designed to hide fat for husband hunters too lazy and frustrated to diet. The best sign to tell the suitor to run for cover after see the intended’s fat chick mother from NJ!

What happened to the Grinder Pump guy and what is the latest ploy the FKAA is using to get back their control of the dig? There’s millions to be made in them there sewers, so somewhere and somehow the junta and the scammers will get what they want even if it means Martial Sewage for all!  Oh, I forgot, it has been more than three days since the last post about this, so out of sight out of mind, eh?

from the right

sad hands on cheeksI must confess that I was disappointed with our Deer Eds decision to cut the national politics section. But, this is his site, his domain, and he has every right to do with it whatever he desires. I understand and respect his decision, culling through the political postings must have been exhausting.

The biggest reason that I was disappointed was that by cutting national politics the voices of the left are not heard, nor is there any way for them to rebut what I write. I had hoped that one or more of the denizens of left field would step up to the plate and buy space just as I do. But so far that has not happened. I had also hoped that those who disagree with my postings would have the courage of their convictions and would send comments to  I have clearly stated that contrary opinions would be posted, but to date only supporting comments have been received.

Nonetheless an excellent example of left field thinking was published yesterday. The poster is incensed that I write in support of Republican/Conservative principles and causes.  Please note that the poster’s words are angry and angst ridden. It’s supremely ironic that a verse of the Democrat mantra declares that  Republicans are “angry old white men.” The poster incorrectly assumes that I am a Limbaugh listener (only rarely). The poster also assumes that the source material for these postings is Fox news. It is not. The source material is usually the news of day from a variety of news sources including many “liberal” news organs such as the New York Times. The poster accuses these humble writings of harassing readers, and claims that these humble postings are “lies” and “hate speech”. Naturally there is only the accusation, no evidence.

Just for the record, I do not hate Democrats. We have many Democrat friends, we have many family members who I believe are Democrats and I love them dearly. I do hate what the Democrat principles of governance are doing to our nation.

Deer Friends, those of you who have read FTR know that I have made errors, but that I have never lied. I am struck that the left field poster is so angst ridden and angry that the only remedy he/she seeks is to deny me the right to voice my opinions, and to deny those who agree with me the right to read these postings. That attitude is common in left field even though they claim to be champions of free speech and freedom of the press.

Sadly, our history is replete with examples of Democrat suppression of free speech, and the suppression of free will. To quote Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) “I believe there ought to be limits because the First Amendment is not absolute.” And please recall the infamous attempt of the Democrats to shut down talk radio with their now dead 2009 attempt to impose an “(un)fairness doctrine”. And please never, never forget the Democrat administrations attempt to use the IRS to choke the free speech rights of the Tea Party supporters.

Once again I urge that those who disagree with these Conservative postings, or are angered by them, simply not read them.

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Part 2) We hope that each and every member of the CT community has a peaceful and prosperous New Year. We’ve got a long way to go, and it’s all uphill, but we can and will do it. It is the American way.

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