2013 January

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

an_iv_drip[MRSA] The home remedy might work if it is on the skin, but once it finds a break in the skin and you have an infection (which certainly includes an abscess) it spreads. Thirty percent of people who get MRSA die due to delays in treatment. 

I know a little something about drug resistant staph infections. I just sent 10 days in LKMC on constant IV drips of antibiotics and morphine, getting out on Christmas Day. I was told if I had waited another 48 hours I would have been dead.

I underwent surgery twice, with teams of 3 doctors. Flesh eating bacteria does not actually eat flesh, but it kills it. It has to be cut out. I have 8 open wounds, 6 of them large, in my groin and side, and one arm. They can’t be stitched and have to heal from the inside. That will take 4 to 6 weeks.

MRSA can live on skin and 4 percent of people have it in their nose. It is in the environment. I was doing some handyman work carrying old plywood from a floor, balancing it on my stomach to get it outside. I was wearing only a t-shirt. That is where it started. It was a big angry infection, but broke and drained. I thought I was good. Then big black boils broke out on my arm and what appeared to be, at first, pore infections, broke out in my groin area which spread upwards to my side in a few days.

I have over $3,000 in prescriptions. Just half of one antibiotic is $300 and the other is $700. I did pay $200 for some secondary prescriptions. Frankly I am broke and of course have no insurance (trying to get my own business off the ground after working here for others for 10 yrs.). State help will take a month to process. The only non-profit doing pharma I could find in Key West will put up only $100. Never mind the pain pills, I can’t go without the antibiotics.

So, anyone have any other answers or information?

[Solar Stick] I read with interest yesterday’s post saying the Solar Stick ran the refrigerator. I followed the link, but couldn’t figure out what one to buy. I wonder what model the poster used as it seems that is the one I want. Link



[Less Moors] In 1492, the same year that Columbus sailed the ocean blue,  the Moors were driven out of Spain as Granada fell to the forces of Ferdinand and Isabella.

I, for one, would visit a Target. I’d load up the car with my Marathon gfs(?) and would go shop and then have lunch in a new place and enjoy getting off the rock.

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[“Gun freaks & gun nuts”] I posted about the excesses of guns in America and I own guns. Yesterday’s poster with his stupid analysis of non-gun owners, only showed that he was the nut.



I read yesterday’s post about home remedy for curing Staph infections with interest. It’s good to know that Vaseline is good for something else besides love making.

[Fake Fish] Is it illegal for a restaurant/seafood retail market to sell shrimp and say when asked, that they are Key West Pinks. When they may be pink but they are from Asia? I am hoping someone can answer this without telling me how stupid I am.



In 1974, President Richard Nixon signed legislation that required all states to institute a 55-mph highway speed limit or lose federal highway aid.
Sammy Hagar – I Can’t Drive 55 (Live at Farm Aid 1985)

[Condoms] In 6th Century the Muslims discovered that the lower intestine of a goat was an excellent condom. 200 years later they learned it was best to first remove the intestine from the goat.

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[“Gun freaks & gun nuts”] Just because I’m for more gun control doesn’t mean I’m against ownership or in favor of disarming the US. I own guns, but I’m not a macho gun nut who thinks it will replace his impotency. We need more gun control and a ban on assault rifles and extended magazines.

Demetrios Efstratiou being sworn in as supervising attorney for the State Attorney’s Office in Plantation Key by the The Honorable Judge W. Reagan Ptomey on December 26.  ~Photo by Janet Wood. (Ed: There was no photo, so let’s use our imaginations.)

Mr. gloom and doom, sometimes I agree with you other times I believe you are a little off your game, on the one hand you chastise posters to use a little common sense when posting, yet when passing judgment on the remarks made by the poster concerning prescription drugs in my opinion you violated your own edict, now it was obvious to at least this poster that the  person passing on Info about prescription drugs and non prescription was talking about mind altering drugs for the purpose of a more euphoric state of mind , while one may indeed experience a different state of mind using drugs stored under the kitchen sink I seriously doubt this is what the poster had in mind when making his comparison, a little more comprehension on your part was missing I would say when you gave your stern rebuttal to your fellow poster. Having said all this I must say many times I think your comments are indeed “on the money.”



[“Everyone buys a gun to kill”]  All my gun has killed is paper targets and tin cans, but I did buy it for home protection. Hopefully I will never have to use it.


Another day without FTR’s hate is a beautiful thing during the holiday season.

an_bond[“Everyone buys a gun to kill”] That is the most ignorant statement that I have read on the CT in several years. The person that posted that statement must truly be an ignorant idiot. I purchased my semiautomatic AR15 (Bushmaster) my AK47 and several hand guns for recreational purposes. They are really fun to shoot, you should try it, you might like. I have taught my two children how to properly handle any firearm with great emphasis on gun safety. I carry a concealed hand gun with me at all times. We do live in a violent world and I am not going to be someone’s victim. I have never killed anything so far, other than paper targets and empty bottles and cans. I will tell you this; if you break into my house to rape my daughter, kill my wife or cause anyone one in my household great bodily harm I will shoot you, without hesitation, dead on the spot. Then you can say I bought my guns to kill.

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[“Gun nut–Gun freaks”] It’s a saying that politicians use when describing citizens that they disagree with. You must keep in mind that when many of those on the left hear those words they immediately glom onto them as if they were gospel. I believe it makes them feel chic and in with the know all things crowd. Remember what Lenin said: we must keep pacifying the masses for without these useless idiots our job becomes almost impossible.

 Have you hugged your gun today?



Acid West”-Jeff Sturges and Universe,a 25 piece hard-rock big band recorded live at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas in 1971.Universe consisted of eighteen horns, mostly playing full blast! This record is anything but subtle. “Bombastic” hardly begins to describe it. Link

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an_flag_japan2The Japanese trained their army to be brutal. Each day of training they were beaten and taught to beat each other and to die before losing face and surrendering. That is why they were so brutal to those they enslaved and to the POWs they enslaved. They viewed their subjects and POWs as less then human with no human rights, not even the right to live. The only right they gave them was the right to be slaves of the Emperor.

Many thousands of POWS dies in Japanese captivity while only a relative few POWs died under German incarceration.

From the invasion of China in 1937 to the end of World War II, the Japanese military regime murdered near 3 million to over 10 million people, most probably almost 6 million Chinese, Indonesians, Koreans, Filipinos, and Indochinese, among others, including Western prisoners of war.

Capt. Doom & Gloom wrote, “Use some common sense when writing posts.” I’m wondering if he’s familiar with the definition of, “common sense,” because if he gets any dumber, he’s going to have a nurse spoon-feed him.



Why is the Hatfield/McCoy feud considered historic? It was just some hillbillies doing what they do best. Apparently FOX News considers it to be of historic importance.  “Artifacts help pinpoint key Hatfield-McCoy battle” Link

[Boat Fuel Gauge] Can someone tell me how to adjust my flue tank float? When the empty light flashes on my fuel indicator I still have 25 gallons of gas left, enough to go about another hundred miles. That’s too much reserve fuel to carry around. That’s an extra 1500 pounds of excess weight. I would like to have enough reserve fuel to go about fifty additional miles. I have an 80 gallon tank.



Sign of the times.

Ed, where is FTR? I enjoy his posts and miss him. I hope all is well.



[Good Vibrations] Now hold on … I take exception to that comment about women and vibrators! Being a woman and who owns a vibrator (like almost all women), I think I can speak to the line that we own them because their men can’t please them.  We have them to climax–end of story.   We have our men because we love them and are happy (read: pleased) with them. Again, end of story. 

Needless to say, I could go on for hours writing about this, but let’s keep the CT on topic:  the Keys, etc. Keeping with the ‘thankful 2013’ thought system:  I am thankful for both.   

Ed:  Please don’t put a graphic of a vibrator here — the more sensitive posters will have a coronary. 

The Beach Boys –Good Vibrations

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Three reasons why Monroe County has a SWAT team.
1. Response time
2. Response time
3. Response time
What is it about response time that you don’t understand?



FAVOR’s Free Outdoor Film Series starts January 2nd with EARTH, The Operators Manual, (2012: 56 min) Films are shown outdoors at the National Wildlife Refuge Trails Parking lot located (1/4) mile north of Blue Hole on Key Deer Blvd, Big Pine Key. Short films start at dusk with feature at 7pm. Bring your lawn-chairs & refreshments, FAVOR supplies free popcorn! (Friends And Volunteers Of Refuges (FAVOR) – Florida Keys)
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[Guns to Kill] If guns awe you or frighten you , you have no place in the gun control debate. 



With dawn coming its latest at this time of year, take a look outside for the waning Moon passing Spica and Saturn. (The Moon is positioned for the middle of North America. In Europe, move the Moon symbols a quarter of the way toward the one for the previous date.)


Just how closely related were your parents?



If you understand why this is funny, give yourself a pat on the back!

[Russian News Outlet Pravda Prints Surprising Opinion Column Warning USA: ‘Never Give Up Your Guns’] These days, there are few things to admire about the socialist, bankrupt and culturally degenerating USA, but at least so far, one thing remains: the right to bare arms and use deadly force to defend one’s self and possessions. 

Ya, we’ve really earned their respect, alright.  Nice going, State Dept. Link



If I see one more post about gun control I’m going to shoot someone!

MRSA Infection Link

[Term Limits] We will never see term limits or a flat tax because too many lobbyist need the politicians they have purchased to do their bidding for their backers, who really run our this country.


[Fish-Flops] The secret of how Jesus walked on water revealed.

[Captain Doom and Gloom] New Definitions:
Morals adj. A word coined by the inept who cannot get any!
Ego n. The mental reaction that distorts the image in the mirror on the wall of your bubble!
Flirt n. A person who teases others to the point of frustration, but winds up paying their own bar bill!
Accident n. The fallacy of naming a situation caused by ineptness and lack of forethought. See: Child, VD, Unloaded.
Hangover n. A painful situation caused by sadistic bartenders who try to take all your money before closing time.
Bong n. 1. An apparatus to ignite substances. 2. The sound made by an erection. See: Thud.
Bimbo n. A description of the bar broad before you knocked her up and changed it to Wife. See: Accident

“Parrotdise’ customers come for happy hour and leave” Then use your head and make it Paradise Happy Hour 24/7 with basic food and basic libations that do not cost the locals half their mortgage payment to go out once in awhile.

President Barack Obama on Friday signed an executive order that will lift the pay freeze for federal employees and grant members of Congress and other federal officials pay increases in 2013. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) is asking the president to take back his order and offer pay increases to no one until a long-term deficit reduction agreement is reached.

Rank-and-file members of Congress would all see a $900 bump next year — up from $174,000. Congressional leaders will receive a slightly higher raise, with the House speaker receiving a $1,100 salary increase to $224,600. The top two Senate leaders will see pay rise $1,000, to $194,400.

Vice President Biden, meanwhile, will see his pay increase from $225,521 last year to $231,900 after his raise goes into effect March 27, 2013.

While the minions were busy gearing up for the New Year celebration, they got screwed and didn’t even get kissed. Notice how all these people’s salary falls below the limits of the highly taxed.

May 2013 bring the fight for term limits to the forefront. For every time we post to the CT we should post to our representatives. How is that for a New Years resolution?



Praising Congress for the fiscal cliff deal is like giving an arsonist an award for putting out his own fire.  ~Andy Borowitz

The Bush tax cuts didn’t create any jobs, along with his credit card wars, they put us in this bad place we are in.

small-milk-carton11. I hate when something catches you so off guard it makes you spit milk thru your nose ? I wonder what this picture on the milk cartoon is. ppfft … its Mitt Romney.

2. Yes,  Clint Eastwood, you and the chair can change the room around so you two can have more room for activities.

3. If people only voted for Obama because he gave them free money and they never had to work why are the unemployment numbers still dropping? Wouldn’t they stay the same or be getting worse? The numbers may be even better then we see because using Conservative logic more people must be looking for work again now that the President has been reelected and they are finding the jobs that are there.

4. Former Vice Presidential Candidate Donald Trump said he didn’t really want the Vice Presidential job.

5. Paging Sara Palin … please come to the customer service desk and pick up your 15 minutes of fame. 

We all have got to tighten our belts at the same rate the government does. I’m going to bite the bullet, too. President Obama ordered the cabinet to cut $100,000,000.00 ($100 million) from the $3,500,000,000,000.00 ($3.5 trillion) federal budget. I’m so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget. I spend about $2,000 a month on groceries, household expenses, medicine, utilities, etc., but it’s time to get out the budget cutting axe, go through my expenses, and cut back. I’m going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio (1/35,000) of my total budget.
After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2,000 a month, I’m going to have to cut that number by six cents. Yes, I’m going to have to get by with $1999.94, but that’s what sacrifice is all about.
I’ll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries – six cents worth. Did this President actually think no one would do the math?

“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by sword. The other is by debt.”  ~John Adams 1826

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