Volume 7 Issue 26a_Sun Bay Paper

For some reason that appears inexplicable, Progressives believe the greatest danger to our national security is the weather; well, they call it “man-made climate change,” but however you want to term it, its all a bogus, costly, non-existent problem which Progressives believe can only be solved by taxing users (everybody). Always follow the money. One wonders just how they plan to stop or tax the hundreds of volcanos huffing and puffing all around the world, some sending cooling gasses, others pouring millions of tons of toxic gases into the atmosphere with every passing minute? There is no answer. Biden’s commitment to stupidity is impressive. His disastrous policies have resulted in the increased production by foreign countries of dirtier petroleum products making Biden’s energy policies counter green because they increase the world’s carbon footprint, not reduce it, not that it matters at all. But, it challenges our economy and could destroy it. Biden’s decision to close the XL pipeline and stop fracking and exploration in American oil fields has diverted thousands of petroleum industry jobs to Russia and Iran, which directly affected our GDP. Americans are seeing rising costs and inflated taxes, all to support local, state, and federal governments, while oil industry job losses effectively diminish support to the communities they live in. The consequences will be dire because our economy will lose billions in the years ahead in lost revenue for oil companies and shareholders. Too, corporate tax revenues, if they pay any at all, will be further reduced, affecting retirees who hold stocks in American oil companies, including the retirement plans of many cities and states. As global oil prices increase, poorer countries, unable to meet inflated oil costs, will return to cheaper coal for their heating and electricity-producing needs. Since Trump’s defeat in 2020, Biden’s immediate implementation of Progressive and unAmerican policies has affected US petroleum and natural gas sources and world markets, with negative consequences for all economies. It was not by accident! Supply and demand is the operating thesis of most of our needs. Who controls it controls us. Who gave brain fossilized Joe Biden that authority? Reduced supplies for everyday living have inflated prices here, strengthening production of unfriendly oil-producing countries like Russia and Iran, so they see significant gains in their own GDP. It was not an accident! The supply and demand problem was exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine because Biden’s foolish administration was also buying Russian oil. Biden faced a dilemma, continue to supply America with foreign oil - Russian oil, or cut them off. Europe became dependent on Russian petroleum because it was assumed Russia’s post-Cold War mischief-making days were over, that they had nothing to fear. As they were just next door, gas and oil could be obtained cheaper than from the US or Arabian Gulf sources. This policy adversely affected NATO by weakening its somnambulant but collective security and economic policies. Russia and Iran, it was thought, could sell their inferior oil (high sulfur content) and natural gas on global markets bypassing sanctions. It was an attack on our economy because the American petrol dollar is the medium of the world’s monetary sales. Then came Putin’s invasion of Ukraine to prove it, putting Biden between a rock and a hard spot. Europe wasn’t buying our oil and gas, and our own needs had all but been stymied for silly climate reasons, not because we were running low, but for Progressive political purposes. It was not an accident! If Biden deregulated US oil markets (but he won’t), domestic and global oil supplies would increase, prices would level, and Vladimir Putin’s ability to fund his dreams of a greater Mother Russia would be significantly restricted. The US government has its proper role in regulating our economy, but that role has been detrimental to good business, something Trump understood. If the end goal is to create a Communist government, the result is clear… The US will no longer be the world’s largest and most competitive economy with roughly $24.13 trillion, just another beggar state supine to the “Woke” demands of the New World Order. How do we finance the US economy to keep America the beacon of hope, freedom, and free enterprise and Ronald Reagan’s shining city on the hill when Democrats want us to be a socialist economy: “From you according to your abilities, to you according to your needs?” Progressives must destroy America’s primacy for their New World Order. Trump foresaw this and is on record warning of the potential dangers of the EU’s sole source energy dependence policy from countries once considered our enemies. Well, they still are! Remember, freedom is the goal; the Constitution is the way. George McClellan America Out Loud Saving America from Planet Threatening Fossil Fools DeSantis Signs Bill to Guarantee Visitation Rights for Patients and Their Families visitation protections for long-term care facilities, which includes waiving visitation policies for hospitals allowing them to prohibit patient visitation. Under the new law, no health care facility in Florida can require a COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of visitation and every health care facility is required to allow residents and patients to be hugged by their loved ones. “Throughout the pandemic, the federal government has waived protections for families to visit their loved ones in hospitals and long-term care facilities. That is unacceptable,” DeSantis said. “Here in Florida, we recognize that family and human connection is one of the most important aspects of physical, mental, and emotional well-being and we are ensuring Floridians are never again denied the right to see their relatives and friends while in hospitals or nursing homes.” “Over the past year, I have seen the struggles that residents have experienced in hospitals and longterm care facilities where they were unable to visit with their family,” Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Secretary Simone Marstiller said, adding that the agency would investigate any violations of the law. The new law requires health care facilities to allow in-person visitation in several situations unless the resident, client or patient objects. The situations apply to residents, clients or patients who were living with family members before they were admitted to a provider’s care, are facing end-of-life decisions, are dealing with making one or more major medical decisions, are experiencing emotional distress, grieving the loss of a friend or family member who recently died, or need encouragement to eat, drink or speak. It also applies to pregnancies and pediatric patients. The bill allows a resident, client or patient to designate a visitor as an essential caregiver. The caregiver can be a family member, friend, guardian, or other individual. The law requires providers to allow in-person visitation by the essential caregiver for at least two hours a day, among other provisions. The bill’s sponsor, Sen. Ileana Garcia, said, “During the pandemic I heard from so many families who were heartbroken and frustrated because they could not be with a relative who was hospitalized. We all know of people who sadly died alone, unable to feel the warmth of a loved one’s touch or a final goodbye. That is unacceptable, and this law makes certain that will never happen again.” Senator Gayle Harrell said the bill ensures that patients won’t be isolated in nursing homes or health care facilities during a health emergency. “I have talked with and worked with so many family members over the past two years who experienced many difficulties in seeing and supporting their loved ones during this time,” she said. “This bill will make a huge difference for them.” The new law requires all Florida hospitals, hospices, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and intermediate care facilities for the developmentally disabled to adopt and publicly post their visitation policy by May 6. The policy must be easily accessible on their website home page and include visitation hours among other information. Floridians who encounter any resistance to these requirements are encouraged to file a complaint online at www.ahca.myflorida.com/visitation. Bethany Blankley Environmental Page 6 Volcanos spew sulphur dioxide’s, which is of particular interest because of it’s global cooling effect. In 1991, Pinatubo spewed about 20 million tonnes of sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere, Researchers recorded a 4+ degrees (F) drop in the average global temperature over large parts of the earth between 1992 and 1993, recently the underwater volcanic eruption that occurred in Tonga in the southern Pacific Ocean spewed some more sulphur dioxide, (above) we will see if temps drop again! Nursing homes became more like prisons during the pandemic, this law prevents that from happening again