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Old 02-28-2014, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Florida's attraction besides our world class theme parks are our natural resources, including our beaches, the everglades and our diversity of flora and fauna. We are faced with 16 representatives that are not looking after the interests of our state.

League of Conservation Voters Scorecard

Perhaps we would be far better served with others replacing these 16, by the way 10 of the same were also the ones that voted to shut down our government.

Look at the abysmal record of these elected officials, and realize they have a permanent retirement for doing such a bad job.
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Old 02-28-2014, 06:00 AM
 
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Propaganda from Liberals. Also this belongs in controversial topics IMO. It's environmental political activism.

It was the Army Corps of Engineers who damaged our estuary on the Treasure Coast last year and is about to do so again. Despite the citizens' outrage.

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The estuary and portions of the Indian River Lagoon are just recovering from more than 136 billion gallons of Lake O water dumped between May 8 and Oct. 21. The fresh water lowered the salinity in the estuary, killing marine plants and animals, including oysters and sea grass, that require salty water to live. About 656 tons of nitrogen and 72 tons of phosphorus in the lake water spurred the growth of toxic algae blooms.
No releases from Lake Okeechobee to St. Lucie River estuary — yet : TCPalm.com : Our Indian River Lagoon

It's the Federal government Liberals EPA creating the water shortages in California and destroying our agriculture industry by blocking the man made water systems designed decades ago in order to "protect" a smelt. California was ALWAYS a drought area. The man made water systems are what enabled the state to be so heavily populated and conduct agriculture. But it suits their NARRATIVE to claim "climate CHANGE!".

As far as "the shut down" goes:

The House of Representatives didn't shut down the government, the Executive Branch made those decisions in the FAILED ATTEMPT to apply Chicago style pressure on the PUBLIC, their EMPLOYERS.

Like erecting barriers to veteran memorials that NEVER EXISTED BEFORE.

Like blocking the VIEW of Mt Rushmore, FFS.

NOBODY MISSED those federal employees that were furloughed anyway. We could use a PERMANENT CUT in the federal behemoth of corruption. Remember how Obama was screaming "sequester! People will suffer!" Then nothing happened and we actually saved money for a change. Then they couldn't STAND IT and under threat of political media pressure again, Paul Ryan worked with Patty Murray and did away with the sequester cuts that were actually WORKING. Another COWARD only interested in his OWN reelection in a Democratic district.

The HOUSE wanted to DELAY Obamacare and Obama refused. THAT WAS THE REASON FOR "THE SHUTDOWN".

Then he delayed it himself ANYWAY.

The PURPOSE of the Senate and the House is to do exactly what they're doing. The founders never intended for ONE ADMINISTRATION to have the corrupt power of completely and quickly transforming America. Obama is overstepping his POWER. LIke Venezuela. Putting GOVERNMENT MONITORS IN THE NEWSROOMS???? REALLY???? The 1st Amendment PROTECTS the media from government interference. It is a CLEAR CUT RESTRICTION ON THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

Even a prominent Liberal Obama supporter Constitutional professor testified on Wednesday on The HIll that we are dangerously close to losing our Constitutional freedoms and that Obama has created a tipping point.

HERE's his testimony:

http://youtu.be/ZabKoPtgG3E


You have the Senate leader calling THE PEOPLE "LIARS" for being pubic about their Obamacare problems. You have hospitals kidnapping children from their parents. You have school administrators making statements that they have the right to file fake police complaints on kids' parents because "We CO-PARENT" (simply because they didn't like a picture a kid drew). You have cops arresting bystanders taking video of police actions telling them "you just lost your freedom of speech". You had a girl jogger knocked down and arrested because when she didn't hear the cop yell at her because she was wearing headphones they decided to attack her. Her crime? Jaywalking. THEN "resisting arrest".

WAKE UP AMERICA.

P.S. Your favorite political party won't be in power forever...then what?

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Old 02-28-2014, 06:44 AM
 
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Dont tell northerners to protect Florida how dare you!

Lets plow 50 acres for a starbucks, GREAT IDEA!!

These people arent from here so they could care less if they destroy the state or not. They already ruined the city they hail from which is why they moved in the first place.

If you have lived in Florida all of your life or at least 15-20 years you have seen the depreciation on our beaches and the downright rude behavior of tourists/northerners with the litter, overdevelopment and killing of our reefs.
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:18 AM
 
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Florida's attraction besides our world class theme parks are our natural resources, including our beaches, the everglades and our diversity of flora and fauna. We are faced with 16 representatives that are not looking after the interests of our state.

League of Conservation Voters Scorecard

Perhaps we would be far better served with others replacing these 16, by the way 10 of the same were also the ones that voted to shut down our government.

Look at the abysmal record of these elected officials, and realize they have a permanent retirement for doing such a bad job.
A little late to the game to now start worrying about environmental issues in Florida, Why was there no concern back in the 50s, 60s and 70s when huge tracts of land were bulldozed for housing developments,shopping centers, whole coastlines laid waste in favor of concrete bunkers and more malls,roads and hiways built with no concern for environment and it continues unabated today.Todays recent arrivals to the state may not notice much change but those of us who were there in the 50s, 60s and 70s notice the change. Ultimately money will trump Floridas environment as the ever increasing relocators to Florida will insist on all their infrastructures and continue to turn Florida from the paradise that was into the supposed paradise that is...
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Old 02-28-2014, 08:42 AM
 
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A little late to the game to now start worrying about environmental issues in Florida, Why was there no concern back in the 50s, 60s and 70s when huge tracts of land were bulldozed for housing developments,shopping centers, whole coastlines laid waste in favor of concrete bunkers and more malls,roads and hiways built with no concern for environment and it continues unabated today.Todays recent arrivals to the state may not notice much change but those of us who were there in the 50s, 60s and 70s notice the change. Ultimately money will trump Floridas environment as the ever increasing relocators to Florida will insist on all their infrastructures and continue to turn Florida from the paradise that was into the supposed paradise that is...

Agree, if florida becomes another concrete jungle like up north will transplants still move here is the question...
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:20 AM
 
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Agree, if florida becomes another concrete jungle like up north will transplants still move here is the question...
As long as those in Florida gleefully tell their friends up north what fun they had at the beach today, went to Disney today, weather is wonderful today, its paradise down here, best move we ever made etc. Those transplants will continue to arrive,where in short order they'll get this self righteous attitude that Florida belongs to them and those darn northerners are ruining everything .
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:40 AM
 
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A little late to the game to now start worrying about environmental issues in Florida, Why was there no concern back in the 50s, 60s and 70s when huge tracts of land were bulldozed for housing developments,shopping centers, whole coastlines laid waste in favor of concrete bunkers and more malls,roads and hiways built with no concern for environment and it continues unabated today.Todays recent arrivals to the state may not notice much change but those of us who were there in the 50s, 60s and 70s notice the change. Ultimately money will trump Floridas environment as the ever increasing relocators to Florida will insist on all their infrastructures and continue to turn Florida from the paradise that was into the supposed paradise that is...
It's never too late though I doubt the anti-government neanderthals who largely infest this state could care less and certainly can't be counted on to vote....whining and moaning about the after effects, yes however.
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:31 AM
 
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A little late to the game to now start worrying about environmental issues in Florida, Why was there no concern back in the 50s, 60s and 70s when huge tracts of land were bulldozed for housing developments,shopping centers, whole coastlines laid waste in favor of concrete bunkers and more malls,roads and hiways built with no concern for environment and it continues unabated today.Todays recent arrivals to the state may not notice much change but those of us who were there in the 50s, 60s and 70s notice the change. Ultimately money will trump Floridas environment as the ever increasing relocators to Florida will insist on all their infrastructures and continue to turn Florida from the paradise that was into the supposed paradise that is...
Because just like now, back then everything was about $$$ (it's the nature of the system). You don't make $ by protecting FL; you make money by developing the land. Example: beaches are replenished with sand every 8 years on avg down here (that is done due to beach erosion and to satisfy tourists). When they dump new sand, all sea life close to the beach fights to stay alive or perish. That is taking place on Anna Maria island as we speak (there's a reef in close proximity to the beach and once the whole thing is done, it may take years to recover from all the sand that will settle on it). Even Mote Aquarium in Sarasota had no idea such a reef existed around here, or so they told a local dive shop owner who went to them for help. We elect idiots that only care about $$$, not the environment.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:23 PM
 
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Oh my God they got Tyrone! 1:46 (sorry couldn't help it)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-echNQGbug
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Lincoln County Road or Armageddon
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It's never too late though I doubt the anti-government neanderthals who largely infest this state could care less and certainly can't be counted on to vote....whining and moaning about the after effects, yes however.
They're only anti-government until it comes to them getting their free stuff.

When the state quarters were issued, there was a local contest or something encouraging the public to send in their ideas for what should be on the back of the Florida quarter. I replied that an image of a bulldozer burying a colony of gopher tortoises or a strip mall would be a pretty good choice.
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