Attention Martin County: Fracking Info please contact commissioners.

Attention Martin County: Fracking Info please contact commissioners.

From Floridians Against Fracking

Need your help here in Martin County, where FPL is headquartered and fracked gas is a commodity to be bought and sold from all over the United Sates and proposed to be shipped via Sabal Trail natural gas pipeline to here.

We need citizen support to ask BOCC to support a ban on fracking in FL.

also, please share with folks in the Indian River Lagoon area:

Here’s a one liner: for phone or email use:

On Tuesday, September 1st, the Commission will be voting to adopt a Resolution in support of a statewide ban on hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking.  I am calling to encourage you to support adopting this Resolution.

The following is a link to contact all of the Martin County Commissioners by email:

http://www.martin.fl.us/portal/page?_pageid=339,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&sc=344&rgg =

Here are the phone numbers for the Commissioners:

Chair – Ed Fielding 772-288-5421
Vice Chair – Ann Scott (772) 221-2357
John Haddox (772) 221-1357
Sarah Heard (772) 221-2358
Doug Smith (772) 221-2359

Confirmation that the vote for the Resolution in Martin County is on this coming Tuesday, Sept. 1st.  Most likely it will take place in the afternoon.  If you know anyone who would like to attend, the address is 2401 SE Monterey Road, Stuart, FL  34996 (Next to the Blake Library.  The item is not specifically shown on the main agenda, but it is shown under Individual Agenda Items in Section 8A3, page 82.  Please see the following link for the text.  You have to scroll down to page 82.

http://ap3server.martin.fl.us:7778/documents2010/Agenda_Items/adm/2015/8A3-2015-09-01%20Consider%20Adoption%20of%20the%202015-2016%20Federal%20and%20State%20Legislative%20Program.pdf

Please ask all our friends to come out and join us or at least send the Commissioners an email encouraging them to support the resolution.  The following is a link which allows you to contact all of the Commissioners by email:

http://www.martin.fl.us/portal/page?_pageid=339,1&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&sc=344&rgg =

Please feel free to pass this along to anyone who you feel will be interested.

Forever Young : In our minds forever

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Forever Young.”

At usual not the blog I was going to write but the one that happened. I WAS going to write about what I did when I was getting divorced to stay sane. I went to look for a video I made and then I remembered last weekend I suppose to send my sister the link to my brother Marks Bar Mitzvah compilation that I had made so my nieces could see it. They just went to A Bat Mitsvah in Boulder of a friend and  the teacher was the Adventure Rabbi.

You should check them out it looks like a lot of fun.

When are we going to start talking about mental illness and helping people and stop talking about the second amendment?

Two people were murdered in cold blood this morning. A third was injured. The fiance of the photographer ( I don’t want to use the word shooter here so I don’t confuse anyone). The fiance of Adam Ward was in the control room and saw the entire thing happen in front of her eyes. Alison Parker, newly engaged.  Her fiance send her off to work after he made her breakfast. These people had parents, families , friends and its heartbreaking. I’m so sorry.

You wake up in the morning and you go off to work and you never go home because someone filled with rage kills you. Someone with a long history of rage that just got worse and worse every day.

We have tendency to move away from people with rage. We need to move towards them and get them the help they need.

I don’t want to talk about guns. I’m so sick about talking about guns. I bet all those politicians that want you to have your guns would never let you bring your gun to their rally. Hell, they won’t even let  protesters in. They put them in “free speech zones.” So when they tell you they want you be able to bring your guns anywhere it’s a bold outright lie. Smarten up your being pandered to.

I don’t want to talk about guns.

I want to talk about mental illness.

Why can’t we talk about mental illness?

What the shooter did (Person with the gun not the camera). He went after his two co workers at their interview (shoot) and then he put his murderous video on line and he made sure it would go viral.

This is a person filled with rage.

He was let go from his job. They knew he was unstable. He said he was ready to go “boom!” This was not the first time.

I don’t know if he ever went to look for help or he had friends or family and I am in no way making excuses for his behavoir.

What I am responding to is the fact that this person had so much rage that he acted out on it by killing two innocent people and injuring another because he had no way to deal with this any other way?

Sort of like when people kill themselves because they feel that this there is no way out.

No one should feel like there is no way out or no place to go.

no one.

Which brings me to this.

This is the 11th circuit opinion of the Gloc vs Docs case. Thank you Brady Center to End Gun Violence.

http://www.bradycampaign.org/sites/default/files/Eleventh-Circuit-Opinion-7-25-14.pdf

It’s very long. It’s also very incomplete. The Judges do not seem to understand the context of this issue which is not really Doctor’s offices. They don’t seem to understand that happy nurses, physical therapists, social workers and home health aides as well as caremanagers, casemanagers go out to peoples houses to take care of them.

If this law stands we really cannot ask about guns. I’m not sure why we can’t just ask if they have any weapons. The NRA surely does not care about knives and hitting people on the head with teapots or even spritzy spray (wouldn’t kill you but would certainly hurt your eyes). We just want to make sure that no one gets hurt including ourselves.

Please take the time to read the opinion. Can you write judges? Do they take letters?

Today two young talented news persons were killed in cold blood. One innocent person was injured.

Here is card you can sign from the Brady campaign. Please sign it and send your sympathies.

http://actions.bradycampaign.org/page/s/Roanoke-Virginia-shooting

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Now lets put our heads together and talk about mental illness.

Every day is the cone of uncertainty.

I’m on the downside of many days in a row at work. Three more days until the weekend. I have a feeling my weekend will be spent getting ready for a possible storm. Maybe. Maybe not. Better safe than sorry.

coneofun certainty

Cone of uncertainty

This is a good time to make sure you have at least two weeks worth of medication. This is the time I look to do things I would have to do anyway like have two weeks worth of food and medication for my pets.

Bread in the freezer.

Raw fruits and veggies that do not need cooking.

Peanut Butter and Jelly.

Start making Ice.

Propane for your barbecue. You can make pizza on the barbi. Its actually quite yummy.

Drinking Water because your water may not be drinkable.

Here is a list from the coast guard.

http://www.uscg.mil/d7/airstaBorinquen/docs/HurricanePage/Suggested%20Hurricane%20Supply%20Kits%20.pdf

Give me your best tips and I’ll post them later.

If’s it Sunday it’s Cyndi’s Blog!

Are you mad as hell yet?

I was watching “Meet the Press” and I just had to change the channel. It’s very frustrating to have such a partisan host who really is not that good. Last week he did an interview with Donald Trump and was totally loosing it and you could see his disdain for the Donald. You want to be a host of a national news show learn how to not be such a girly boy. UGG

This has been and will continue to be a long week as I’m working my two jobs and am covering for one of my coworkers. Last week was wicked. I totally understand why people can’t pay attention. Almost every night I didn’t finish up until 9 pm. I ate while I charted.

For one job  my computer needs to be live I gave up my cherished unlimited data so I could have a hot spot. I’m having issues with my wifi in the house. Some day’s its fine some day’s it’s not. My hotspot doesn’t work in the field most of the time. It does however work great in my house when my wifi isn’t working. I have to pay for the hot spot data. It’s very frustrating. I am attempting to finish my charting in the field so I don’t have to do it when I get home and have all kinds of interruptions. I was trashed. I think most people are at the end of the day.

And it’s hot. July BTW was the hottest month ever recorded on earth.

Is it winter yet?

The point that I’m trying to make is that we are all busy trying to pay our bills and perhaps we don’t have time to be endlessly computing and we depend on the the news to tell us the news.

We love our news guy but are we under some kind of delusion that they are the same news guys we see in the movies?

“All the Presidents Men
(1976)
Reporters: Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman), Bob Woodward (Robert Redford)
This is a hybrid between a political crime documentary and a biopic on the two famous Washington
Post reporters who dug into the infamous Watergate burglaries that occurred prior to the 1972
presidential election, and that were eventually traced directly to the White House where all fingers
pointed to Richard Nixon and his staff. This is the kind of movie
reveals how important solid journalism is to a free society, and the immense peril that true freedom
faces today as newspaper circulation declines and people get “news” from non-authoritative sources
that lack resources and professionalism to do serious investigative journalism.”

This was my news yesterday.

So yesterday I DVR’d the local news morning show. This is what they showed us.

The Kickoff between South Ford VS Palm Beach Gardens.

Hurricane Danny Update. (Weakening)

Next up was Athletes Learning Cardiac Arrest signs.

Hurricane Danny update.

Breaking News out of Delray Beach- a shooting investigation

Hurricane Danny update

Deadly Shooting investigation

Man on Flakker breaks into woman’s home and the woman get’s to thank the dispatcher

Advocates call for reform of Juvenile Facitly

Human trafficking Suspect in Custody

Ashley Madison Hack attack

Hurricane Danny update and other possible hurricanes that may form

A list of Whacky Baby names

American’s Stop Gunman from attacking more people

Florida Veterans vow to fight ISIS

New Foundation for Austin and Perry

Hurricane Danny and weather update

Coming up on today

Something about a museum in Riviera Beach

Turn up a smile

Hurricane Danny Update

A few things. Apparently there was nothing happening in the Treasure Coast. Or was there?

Well yesterday we had “Dancing in the streets”

Nothing about the Treasure Coast. Not one thing.

So this week this is what I was interested in.

http://www.naplesnews.com/news/environment/speak-up-wekiva-conservation-group-files-lawsuit-to-stop-florida-black-bear-hunt_54873076

It actually started a few weeks ago but I’m getting caught up.

“The lawsuit, filed in Leon County circuit court in Tallahassee, asks a judge to declare the hunt planned for late October unconstitutional and all bear hunting permits invalid.

Despite an outcry from opponents, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reopened bear hunting with a vote in June. The Conservation Commission is set to begin issuing bear hunting permits Monday.

The lawsuit by Speak Up Wekiva, named for a Florida spring and river, and Seminole County real estate investor Charles O’Neal prompted other conservation groups Friday to call on the Conservation Commission to suspend issuing bear hunt permits until the case is resolved.

“Somebody had to stand up for the bears and that’s exactly what I’m doing,” said O’Neal, 59, who is also treasurer of Speak Up Wekiva and vice president of the League of Women Voters of Florida.”

Then I read an amazing blogpost!

http://www.dailykumquat.com/florida-bear-hunt-fwc-habitat-loss-overpopulation-development/

“On October 10th, 2015, the small Central Florida town of Umatilla, on the southern edge of the Ocala National Forest, is scheduled to hold its annual Black Bear Festival. The event, organized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has traditionally been aimed at educating young and old alike about the area’s wildlife, featuring presentations and guided eco-tours of the nearby forest. For a town that used to label itself “The Gateway to the Forest,” the event was a wholesome family activity and entirely fitting. This year’s event promises to be extra-special, for it will mark the two-week countdown to the resumption of bear hunting after a twenty-one-year hiatus, affording Florida’s families a wonderful new way to interact with their natural environment. It remains to be seen whether the organizers will set up bear-shaped targets for youngsters to aim at in Cadwell Park, or will hide the reality of the coming bloodbath behind their fraudulent and authoritarian claim of managerial responsibility.”

Got caught up on my “Eye on Miami.” This is really important stuff you’ll never hear on the news. Day after day our  Mista Gimleteye and Genuisofdespair go after the bad guys. We learn from these two. They keep us honest.

Then I headed over to Craig Pittman, award winning journalist, who has the best twitter feed ever.

https://twitter.com/craigtimes

Today he posted this. Certainly something you won’t hear on the news. Always interesting and many time very funny which is how I like my news.

So my question for you guys today is how do YOU like your news and what would you like to see more of. Please comment here on the page so I can share it with some of the news guys.

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Help us save our Black Bears in Florida.

Help us save our Black Bears in Florida.

by Cyndi Lenz

I’ve written a few blogs in the past about our Black Bear situation but it’s really has come to critical mass and we must do something to stop the madness that is going on in Florida right now. We have been taken over by a bunch of loonies with a plan of their own.  Not just for us but for our treasures panthers, manatees and black bears.

At one time the Black Bear was endangered. Now we have a fabulous healthy population. What do they do? They kill them.

Today this was posted on Floridians United to Save our Bears.

“(From a post by Fred Bohler) Cubs will stay with their mother for 18-24 months. When i was with FWC, the rule was , cubs of a deceased female that were under 35 pounds were euthanized. Cubs 35 -50 pounds were left on their own and had about a 10-20% chance of survival respectively. Obviously without proper foraging/ hunting skills , most cubs are doomed. Male bears will readily hunt them down and kill them. I was involved with one of the few rehabilitation efforts for a cub to be released back into the wild by FWC. Even that had its problems, once again, man could not be trusted not to imprint the cub. The release was marginally successful.”

This week we all saw this fabulous video on the news. “Der’s bears in da pool. They took my floaties.”

How can we as humans watch this video and then allow hunters to hunt mothers and then euthanize the cubs. Most of Floridians are against hunting the bears and I’m sure no life loving person could be ok with killing a mother and euthanizing their cubs. If they are then they are hypocrites. 61% percent of Floridians are against this.

.http://www.dailykumquat.com/florida-bear-hunt-fwc-habitat-loss-overpopulation-development/

“A state-wide poll commissioned by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) earlier this year showed that 61% of Floridians were against bear hunting, with overwhelming majorities favoring educational outreach programs and the widespread use of bear-proof garbage cans. When the HSUS delivered a petition to Governor Rick Scott with 90,000 names calling upon him to block the hunt, Scott deferred to the Republican-packed FWC, whose chairman, Richard Corbett, dismissed the concerns of these Florida citizens in the following way:

This is Richard Corbett

http://myfwc.com/about/commission/commissioners/corbett/

Richard Corbett is associated with the Pacific Legal Foundation which I have written about before.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-record-manatee-count-20150316-story.html

“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service expects to announce a decision later this year on a petition from the Pacific Legal Foundation to reclassify the manatee from endangered to threatened. The petition was submitted on behalf of Save Crystal River, a group of property owners concerned about boating restrictions in King’s Bay in Citrus County.

“Those people don’t know what they’re talking about. Most of those people have never been in the woods. They think we’re talking about teddy bears. “Oh Lord, don’t hurt my little teddy bear!’ Well these bears are dangerous…. Do you want blood on your hands? We don’t. We have taken a step.”

A step towards murdering a mother and leaving her babies to die.

Don’t be a hypocrite.

This is what we can do to help.

There are two  paid and four volunteer attorneys working on the lawsuit against the FWC to stop the hunt. You can help pay the legal expenses by donating to the legal fund. All donations, large or small, are greatly appreciated.

Here is the link to the gofundme account to pay for this.

http://www.gofundme.com/6y6k5vm8

If we can all give ten bucks that’s a lot of bucks that will help for this lawsuit.

2) If you are unable to donate monetarily, you can donate some time by helping to spread the word via Facebook, Twitter, email and letters to the editor. You can also help the cause receive a $10,000 award from Cox Conserves by voting for Chuck O’Neal here. One click one vote 10,000 bucks towards the cause.

http://coxconservesheroes.com/orlando/finalists.aspx

Here is Chuck’s story in the Orlando Sentinel:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/…/os-oneal-battles-florida-b…

O’Neal, an environmental activist and a real-estate investor in Longwood, filed a lawsuit against the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to stop the state agency from allowing people to hunt bears. He was joined in his suit by Speak Up Wekiva, a nonprofit group based in Lake Mary.

“Filing this lawsuit is something that fulfills this commitment,” O’Neal said.

3) As a contingency plan, if all other means to stop the hunt fail, there are going to be a series of statewide protests and an immeasurable amount of negative publicity for FWC and the state officials who are responsible. You can find one in your area here:

https://www.facebook.com/stopbearhunt/events?key=events

4) And possibly the most important. PLEASE REGISTER TO VOTE and help insure that all your friends vote in EVERY election. You can join a great organization with a long history of education, voter registration and advocacy here:

http://thefloridavoter.org/contact-us/join/

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Florida has gone to the looney bin and we have got to turn it around.

http://www.dailykumquat.com/florida-bear-hunt-fwc-habitat-loss-overpopulation-development/

On October 10th, 2015, the small Central Florida town of Umatilla, on the southern edge of the Ocala National Forest, is scheduled to hold its annual Black Bear Festival. The event, organized by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has traditionally been aimed at educating young and old alike about the area’s wildlife, featuring presentations and guided eco-tours of the nearby forest. For a town that used to label itself “The Gateway to the Forest,” the event was a wholesome family activity and entirely fitting. This year’s event promises to be extra-special, for it will mark the two-week countdown to the resumption of bear hunting after a twenty-one-year hiatus, affording Florida’s families a wonderful new way to interact with their natural environment. It remains to be seen whether the organizers will set up bear-shaped targets for youngsters to aim at in Cadwell Park, or will hide the reality of the coming bloodbath behind their fraudulent and authoritarian claim of managerial responsibility
Ok so to wrap this up grew our black bear population out of endangered to a large population. We now after many years have bear hunting. Hunters can kill the mothers and that means a dismal outcome for the cubs. This whole thing is orchestrated from the darkness who have found Florida a great place to destroy for their own greedy reasons.

Here is an article about Ted Nugent buying his permit to kill bears in Florida.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/music/rocker-ted-nugent-snaps-up-florida-bear-hunting-permit/2015/08/06/0e86f5d8-3c5b-11e5-a312-1a6452ac77d2_story.html

If that doesn’t upset you nothing will.

There will a meeting in Ft Lauderdale regarding this issue on September 2, 2015

http://myfwc.com/about/commission/commission-meetings/2015/september/02/agenda/

8:30am each day
Dates: September 2 – 3, 2015
Place: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina
1881 SE 17th Street
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
(954) 463-4000
www.fortlauderdalemarinahotel.com

 

So three things you can do right now:

Vote for Chuck O’Neal

Support the lawsuit go fund me bear lawsuit

and go to the Florida Save Black Bears Facebook Page for more news.