Volume 7 Issue 10_Sun Bay Paper

How Migrant Surge at the Border Fuels Massive American OD’s From Fentanyl Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will ask state lawmakers to cut gas and fuel taxes by $1 billion when the legislature convenes in January. His challenger, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist and former governor, asked him to lower gas and fuel prices before the holidays. “With the holiday season approaching, it’s time the governor turned his attention to the real issues facing Floridians,” Crist said in a news release. “Instead of convening a special legislative session in Tallahassee that hurts our residents and businesses, the Governor and the Legislature should suspend the state gas tax for the rest of the year so that we can finally offer relief to hardworking Floridians and mom-andpop small businesses being squeezed at the pump." DeSantis argues gas prices are higher because of Biden’s energy policies that Crist supports. In addition to the tax cut, DeSantis called on fuel stations to cut prices by 25 cents a gallon. DeSantis said he’s concerned that an increase in salaries and wages won’t be enough to cover the rising costs of goods due to record inflation. DeSanits blames inflation on Biden’s economic policies. “Even if you start making more money, if the prices [for goods and fuel] are going up faster than your wages or salary, you’re actually losing money in this inflationary economy,” he said. The national average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.41. For diesel, it's $3.64 a gallon, according to AAA. Gas prices were up $1.29 a gallon on average nationwide compared to the same time last year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. DeSantis said that cutting the state gas taxes will From Island to Bay, News at Sea Level Volume 7 Issue 10 Production@sunbaypaper.com www.TheSunBayPaper.com December 3, 2021 - December 16, 2021 Cont. pg. 15 Right... All Along A pronounced shadow intruder is invading the homesteads of our nation’s people from coast to coast. That intruder is Covid-19 politics. Scare tactics between the vaccinated and the unvaccinated have alienated and altered families and friends. There will be more serious dinnertime conversations at handin the very near future. Even those who don’t like talking politics see the downhill spiral of how dirty politics are involved in the most intimate facets of our American lifestyle and the infliction of the Feds vs. States rights. While New York state has mandated its citizens to wear masks in public places, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis once again challenges the federal elite authority, reminding them of the unconstitutional ramifications in the form of fines and lawsuits to ensure the rights of all Floridians. Among other governors in the sovereign rights department, Florida’s governor leads, and the sunshine state has experienced a massive population increase because of it. No worn-out draconian politics, most pronounced by blue states like New York, California, Illinois, and others, will not work in Florida’s sunny paradise. DeSantis signed four antivaccine mandate bills into law that came through after a 3-day special legislative session, as he took the state of Florida’s “power of the people” away from the clutches of the Feds. He stated, “Today, we lift people up,” We provide protections for people. No nurse, no firefighter, no police officer, no trucker, no anybody should lose their job because of these COVID jabs, and that’s what we’re doing.” – HB 1B takes aim directly at the mandates, including federal vaccine mandates, business mandates, and local mandates against vaccinations, Gov. DeSantis Pushes Back Against Fed Overreach to Sign Four Anti-Vaccine Mandate Bills DeSantis to Ask State Lawmakers to Cut State Gas and Fuel Taxes By $1 Billion to Offset Rising Prices Cont. pg 27 On a September afternoon, Allyssia Solorio wondered why her energetic young brother hadn’t emerged from his bedroom in their Sacramento, Calif., home. When she opened his door, she saw 23-year-old Mikael leaning back on his bed with his legs dangling over the side. She rushed to her brother and shook him, but to no avail. He was dead. A counterfeit pharmaceutical pill laced with illicit fentanyl had killed him. Mikael Tirado was one of an estimated 93,331 overdose fatalities in the United States last year – an alltime high. Nearly five times the murder rate, the deadly overdose toll was primarily caused by fentanyl, a highly lethal synthetic opioid. It’s manufactured mostly by Mexican cartels with ingredients imported from China, and then smuggled over the southwestern U.S. border. Fentanyl has been arriving in larger quantities each year since at least 2016. The cartels are taking advantage of law enforcement weaknesses and policy failures to smuggle record amounts of the lethal drug into the United States, according to interviews with half a dozen current and former drug and immigration agents. While a lack of screening technology to find contraband at ports of entry and an inept U.S-Mexico campaign to cripple the cartels are longstanding issues, there’s also a new one: the flood of migrants across the border that the Biden administration has done little to stop. Former law enforcement officials say the cartels are behind the surge, overwhelming the capacity of agents to pursue drug smugglers. They can freely enter Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California carrying fentanyl while agents are diverted to apprehending and processing migrants. Frustrated border agents and their union have been calling on Congress to send reinforcements. But help is not on the way. The administration’s upcoming budget request doesn’t include funding for more Customs and Border Protection agents. Instead, the administration is embracing a public health approach to the fentanyl crisis. It has proposed spending $11.2 billion – a huge increase over last year – to expand substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery services. But curbing opioid addiction is very challenging. Most substance abusers avoid treatment, according to researchers, and only about one-third of those receiving long-term medical care fully recover. Cartels have turned to fentanyl because the super-potent powder is cheap to produce, making it more profitable than heroin, says Eric Triana, an assistant special agent in Cont to pg 10

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The Sun Bay Paper Page 3 December 3, 2021 - December 16, 2021 Even in this digital world, people still like to have a printed business card ready to share with others. Instead of ordering hundreds of printed business cards -- which can be expensive and wasteful if you don’t use them all -- invest in a custom rubber stamp with all of your info. Then cut out squares from old paperboard boxes and stamp your info on the nonprinted side. Your business cards will be memorable, handmade, useful and beautiful, too. Did you know it’s possible to eat at a fast-food restaurant without generating any waste? One fast-food chain -- Subway -- actually wraps sandwiches in paper that is fully compostable. If you look closely at the paper, you’ll see a label that reads “Please Compost.” The trick is to ask for no plastic bag or napkins (and while you’re at it, no receipt). Then you can enjoy your sandwich and compost the paper to create a zero-waste fast-food experience when you’re on the go. Do you want to add houseplants to help beautify your home and purify the air? One option is to buy them at your local florist or home improvement center; another option is to get them totally free. The website Freecycle is like Craigslist, but without money ever changing hands for goods. And when people move from an old home to a new one, one of the most frequently listed items is ... houseplants! People don’t like the hassle of packing up plants and would rather see them go to a good home than into the trash. Search for some freebies at freecycle.org. DIY Cards Zero Waste FREE Does your kitchen or bathroom drain have an unpleasant odor? Instead of dumping chlorine bleach down the drain to neutralize the odor, try this nontoxic solution: regular salt. Sometimes decomposing organic matter like food scraps can be stuck on the sides of pipes. The salt helps dislodge the stuck-on waste and acts like a mini scrubber for your pipes. Simply pour about 1/2 to 1 cup of salt down the drain and turn on the tap to try this tip. Smelly Pipes Modern-day paper shredders do an excellent job of finely cutting, dicing and obliterating important documents so they are impossible to piece back together. While these shredders are great for protecting your privacy, they are terrible for the environment. When paper is cut into small pieces, the fiber sizes are reduced to the point of being nonrecyclable, which is why recyclers do not take shredded paper. When it comes to paper, use the shredder for important docs and leave unimportant recyclable paper unshredded so it can be made into new paper products Shredders Concentrated cleaning products that you just add water to are gaining popularity for their price and reduced plastic packaging. But when you dilute these concentrated packets using tap water, you can end up with foul-smelling products in just a few days. Tap water usually has hard minerals, which can make cleaning products smell dirty. The solution? Use distilled water from the store, which is free from minerals, or collect rain water, which is naturally mineral-free. Cleaners When it comes to crafting supplies like crayons, markers and paint, it’s critical to look for materials that have as little toxicity as possible. The Art and Creative Materials Institute has an AP-certified label that goes onto products that meet stringent safety standards. Products go through an extensive toxicology testing program before they can bear the AP-certified mark. Using these products when crafting with small kids is key, especially if they tend to put paint-covered fingers in their mouths. Craft Supplies

WE DON’T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT RUSSIA OR CHINA KILLING OUR ELECTRIC GRID WITH EMP BOMBS…OBIDEN IS GOING TO DO IT WITH A PEN… BY HIMSELF…IF THAT IS NOT TREASON BYA SITTING PRESIDENT,WHAT THE HELL IS!? As we have reported many times…85% of our power is produced by fossil fuel …Obiden just announced he will shut down ALL fossil fuel power plants ASAP! I’m not kidding and that is TREASON. If an EMPAttack would be war what is the same effect called if accomplished by our leader? The effect would be a complete shutdown of all three Grids…indefinitely! First, we must understand a few things that you don’t need to be a college grad to understand, Pipelines are the safest way POSSIBLE, to transport petroleum and refined petroleum products ANY PLACE! If you had to get natural gas from your front yard to your backyard and had to go through you house…how would you do it… small train on rails with tank cars, or a PIPELINE? Don’t tell me “that’s different” because we actually do “that”! You do it safely, hidden, at low expense by Pipeline….FACT IS we do it all the time with Natural Gas and Propane, to heat our houses, heat our water and many more things! So “Environment” anything is no issue, no excuse, no reason to close the Keystone or Atlantic Pipeline….NONE…except to change America into a Socialist State. THAT folks is TREASON! Title 18 Section 2385 USC... “Whoever knowingly or willfully advocates, abets, advises, or teaches the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying the government of the United States or the government of any State, Territory, District or Possession thereof, or the government of any political subdivision therein, by force or violence, or by the assassination of any officer of any such government; or Whoever, with intent to cause the overthrow or destruction of any such government, prints, publishes, edits, issues, circulates, sells, distributes, or publicly displays any written or printed matter advocating, advising, or teaching the duty, necessity, desirability, or propriety of overthrowing or destroying any government in the United States by force or violence, or attempts to do so”… How about bringing into the US Taliban Fighters from Afghanistan…what is that? My retired Border Patrol friends say the current Border patrol has caught Taliban, here! Joe Biden… you poor Dumb Ass… you are being setup by Obama and Soros and you are too stupid to realize they are NOT YOUR FRIENDS!!! He intends to throw you under the bus when the crap hits the fan…because many of your actions are criminal…better hope you are institutionalized when you’re done overthrowing America and making it, Socialist America!! That’s my legal advice to you! The biggest scam this Nation is facing and the most dangerous thing facing us, is the people ruining…oops…running it…forcing our Nation on a path to disaster…not China or Russia either…its Hussein Obama…the most skilled scam artist I have ever seen. He has convinced people he’s, “not a Muslim” and only wants to unite our country and make sure all our bellies are full while he is slitting our throat and listening to the most beautiful thing he knows, “the Muslim call to prayer”… JUST what all good Christians do every Friday! Besides closing the Keystone Pipeline, Obiden is trying to close more pipelines…he stopped all the oil drilling and oil exploration he could stop… then has the balls to tell us he has no control over the price of oil…”OPEC does” and that IDIOT he made Secretary of Stupid, Jennifer Granholm, laughs about it! I believe Obama told Obiden to Open the Borders, and is flooding our nation with mostly undesirable illegal aliens and Afghanistan refuges, whose sanitation habits, rival wild dogs! In my humble opinion, Obama is doing it all!! AND the real killer is that the Main Stream Media knows that, but who of them has asked Obiden if Obama or his people are directing him? You should be able to see that Hussein Obama is the biggest scam, instigator, co-conspirator to Treason, a Traitor himself .You see, Obama thinks he has placed himself in an untouchable situation. He tells Obiden to do outrageous, illegal, even treasonous things, and hides in the shadows. Obama figures that just because he gave some suggestions to Joe and Joe was dumb enough to do them …even “jump over Niagara Falls”, or “bail out of Afghanistan and leave them Billions in planes and munitions’…we can’t touch him. If we subpoenaed Obama, he would claim “Executive Privilege”… that he can’t divulge his conversations with the “President” even if he is brain dead! However we can obtain what Obama said to Obiden, in a Grand Jury setting! Just use common sense. There is only ONE viable replacement to fossil fuel for power right now and that is Nuclear power… there is a ban on Nuclear plants in most states…why? Because those States are run by very stupid people…! How stupid? To those people who believe that electric power is the way to go, where will it come from… the Wind and Sun…? …if you did the math, electric cars don’t work…they use more “energy” than all the fossil fuel motors and engines that drive the World. Electric cars and service stations and houses with chargers for electric cars will use more electric power than we can produce NOW with fossil fuel. Before the OBIDEN BOMB! Electric cars need charging every 250 miles and WE DON”T HAVE THE POWER PLANTS NOW TO SUPPLYALL THE ELECTRIC POWER IT WOULD TAKE…the blind leading the stupid…I swear!! Also, to all you green dummies…there is not enough Lithium in the world to replace the fossil fueled, trains and automobiles AND for you geniuses, guess where most of the world’s Lithium is…this is GREAT…AFGAHNISTAN!!! That is stupidity refined to a golden luster…who now owns Afghanistan… CHINA (oh yes it is, it’s theirs for the taking)…Obiden’s money partners (China)…no Treason there, just more piles of pure STUPID?! Unless stopped, this tag team of Obama and Obiden, will destroy America by using Climate Change /Global Warming, and Covid 19 which they have evolved into a weapon …the sky is falling, Chicken Little…we have to save the world and stop all carbon emissions. Well if you did that… all life on Earth would cease to exist! But the team Obiden/Obama does not care about anything other than creating chaos and doing a takeover…you need to contact your Democrat Congressman and Senators and tell them to WAKE UP. These spending bills and Executive Orders are Treason and will destroy us and you will not have a job as Congressman or Senator! There will be no more America for you to steal from! Obiden/Obama are stopping all the oil drilling they can, so we not only don’t have enough oil to export/sell to OPEC but we have to BUY from OPEC. Open your eyes, what happened in the past 6 months that could possibly cause that besides the EXEC Orders Obiden gave to STOP DRILLING and STOP piping oil and stop exploration…WAKE UP, CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN AND SENATORS. People you keep falling for their B S…there is no Global Warming or Cooling that humans can do anything about! Yet you fall for, “Climate Change is our number one threat”…like hell it is…the leaders of the White House and Congress are the biggest threat to the US and they are conspiring with our enemies to destroy…not change…America… there is no mention of Socialism in our Constitution! They stop the retailer from producing gasoline and then say they have no control over the gas prices…you need that Trump magic Wand , the Secretary of Stupid, said! Jennifer, call Donald, he’ll lend you his magic wand!!!They stop the supply line with outrageous unloading fees, from $6,000 to $30,000 per container, they deny private trucker’s access to the Ports unless they join the Union, buy new trucks and new trailers. They offer people $1000 per week to stay home and claim nobody wants to work! They open our Borders to all the scum in the world who want to come here…and then have the BALLS to claim…IT’S OPEC, IT’S THE TRUCKERS, IT’S THE OIL COMPANIES BUT, “ I HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH THE OUTRAGIOUS COST INCREASES WE ARE SEEING”! Just like I warned you, in the June 4-17 page 6, Sun Bay Paper,, about what was going on in the schools…fix your mistake…call your Democrat Representatives and tell them to STOP IT unless you want $10/gallon gas, $500.00 electric bills (when and if you have electric) and can’t find toilet paper, milk, bread, meat…if you don’t act …it’s coming! The Sun Bay Paper Page 4 December 3, 2021 - December 16, 2021 therightsidejgarydilaura.com J.Gary DiLaura FBI RED Retired Extremely Dangerous The Right Side If That Is Not Treason By a Sitting President, What the Hell Is?

The Sun Bay Paper Page 5 Nearly half of Americans – 48% – are planning to keep their holiday decorations up longer in 2021, according to a consumer survey from American Express. That means there are more opportunities to flood the Internet with videos, memes and movie clips showing holiday decorating mishaps, like people falling off ladders, tripping on gifts and tumbling into Christmas tree. Although it’s easy to get into the holiday spirit while decorating, it’s also easy to get injured. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) notes there are about 200 decorating-related injuries each day during the holiday season. Thousands of people seek treatment at the emergency room each year after decorating mishaps. Half of all decorating-related injuries are falls, according to the CPSC. People fall from ladders while stringing lights, stretching to perfectly place ornaments onto the tree and retrieving heavy boxes of decorations from storage. Seniors already face a high risk for falling – one in four seniors suffer a fall each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Holiday decorations pose additional safety concerns as homes transform into winter wonderlands at year’s end. To minimize fall risks for yourself, and seniors, this holiday season, consider these eight decorating tips: • Exterior lights: Stringing lights onto the roofline or around trees can be dangerous. Instead, utilize inflatables, net lights on shrubs or laser projectors to light up your home’s exterior. • Ladder safety tips: Ladders are meant for reaching vertically, not horizontally. Stretching to hang ornaments or lights is how you can get hurt. If you need to use a ladder, always face the ladder when ascending and descending, ensuring you have at least one hand to grasp the ladder. Never use the top of the ladder as a step and be sure to use a ladder with a wide base at the bottom for support. If the object you want to reach is too heavy or too far, ask a friend to help. • Extension cords and light strands: The Christmas tree, music boxes and other holiday decorations requiring electricity should be placed near outlets. Cords create trip hazards and are especially dangerous for curious children and pets. • Gifts: It’s a blessing to have a bounty of gifts beneath the Christmas tree, but presents and gift bags can pose trip hazards. Be sure to place gifts under the tree and out of walking paths. • Lighting: Sipping a cup of hot cocoa in a room lit only by candles and colorful lights is nostalgic, but falls often occur in poorly lit environments. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season with the lights on. • Holiday storage box safety tips: Holiday decorations are usually stored in a special spot. When lifting, get as close to the box as possible and try keeping your elbows and arms close to your body. Keep your back straight during the lift by tightening your stomach muscles and bending at the knees. The box should be close to your body and centered in front of you. With a good grip, lift with your legs, not your back, and do not twist. Be sure to return the empty boxes to their original spot when items are on display. If the boxes are too heavy, ask a friend to help. • Holiday parties: Nighttime gatherings in the backyard or patio area aren’t ideal because of low lighting and uneven surfaces. Add extra lighting so guests can navigate the terrain. • Package deliveries: Mailing gifts to loved ones helps bridge the emotional distance during the holidays, but it’s important to consider the weight of packages you are shipping. Some friends and family might not be able to safely lift heavy packages. Decorating for the holidays is a family tradition, one that many seniors continue long after their children grow up and move out. Perhaps it’s time to start a new tradition by offering to help parents, grandparents and older neighbors put up their holiday displays. It will help keep them safe and they’ll certainly appreciate the extra set of hands and spirited conversation. Dr. Virginia Reed December 3, 2021 - December 16, 2021 Stay Fall-Free While Decorating This Holiday Season

The Sun Bay Paper Page 6 What once were comprehensive explanations about a topic, “narratives” have evolved into “points of view” and too often, outright political “spin.” Politicians’ emphatic but incomplete narratives lead to uninformed voters, harmful legislation, and impetuous presidential actions. Following are three active “narratives” that give me concern. The Kyle Rittenhouse trial in Kenosha Wisconsin was surrounded by narratives, mostly incomplete. For those disappointed with the trial’s outcome, reactions were variations of the following: “Our broken legal system permits bringing weapons into situations such as the Kenosha riots. That and ‘self-defense’ laws give white supremacists permission to commit murder.” While stammering through explanations of what happened, their narrative ignores the atmosphere that existed in America during the summer of 2020. There were legitimate demonstrations to be sure, but in many cities rioting, looting and many kinds of destruction were out of control for up to several months. Kenosha was one of those experiencing serious rioting and arson. Many politicians seemed afraid to take a stand against lawlessness which was poorly disguised as social justice activities. Thugs often controlled the streets while much violence went unchallenged. In city after city, businesses and citizens knew their only alternative was to rely on themselves, their friends, and those they could recruit to protect their property. Legal firearms were part of the solution to the absence of proactive law enforcement. Protection of property is what Rittenhouse was asked to participate in and what he thought he was getting into that night. The activity in Kenosha that week was real and desperate for the business owners, and Rittenhouse’s intentions were honorable. He was naively drawn into a dangerous situation in which he was pursued and attacked. Rittenhouse killed two white rioters among the several who violently attacked him. The actual sequence of events is missing from most narratives. They don’t tell us that no real evidence of murder was presented by the prosecution. Nor would we learn that the extensive film record provided clear evidence of self-defense. Those realities comprise the “missing narrative.” This case represents the victory of rule-of-law over lawlessness. Without that complete narrative, one could conclude that the destruction and violence in Kenosha somehow represented evidence of virtue. We’ve learned that proactive law enforcement and the judicial process must once again become inseparable partners. The next incomplete narrative should have been quieted long ago. I’m referring to claims of Trump/Russia election collusion, and the debunked “Steele Dossier.” As recent as last week I read politicians’ comments about the illegitimacy of Trump’s presidency largely due to the election collusion narrative built from that infamous dossier. The Durham investigation has established that the Steele Dossier and collusion charges were without basis. Some officials and supporters of the Hillary Clinton campaign, which sponsored the fraudulent dossier, continue the incomplete account of events as if the Durham investigation hadn’t occurred. This missing narrative has led to political fraud at its worst. Consider the impact of the scam on two foolish and unsuccessful impeachment trials. Whatever flaws possessed by Donald Trump don’t justify such deceit. Perhaps public admission of their errors will occur as it has to a limited extent on CNN and in the Washington Post – about 5 years too late. Green legislation has been in the forefront ever since the democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives and the “Green New Deal” was introduced. And the proposed “Build Back Better” legislation will eventually allocate trillions to “green-friendly” programs and eliminate fossil fuels altogether. The narrative includes promises of cheaper energy and a windfall of green technology jobs. President Biden cancelled pipeline development and reduced availability of drilling contracts on public lands. This story can’t be accurately told without disclosing that our national energy independence, so precious to our economy and national security, has disappeared as a result. The public must be reminded that dramatic energy cost inflation was also caused by those actions. And we must shine a light on the President going, virtually “hat-inhand,” to OPEC and asking them to increase oil production to help us out during this crisis. We need to hear “the rest of the story” from politicians and media, and these are just three of many examples of why. Steve Bakke The Missing Narratives December 3, 2021 - December 16, 2021

Dear Doctor: My wife had a bad cold, and then I unfortunately caught it. Then, just as I was recovering, she got it again. What's going on? I didn't think it was possible to get the same cold twice. Dear Reader: It's tempting, and even logical, to think that your wife's cold has ricocheted between the two of you. However, viruses are abundant and opportunistic, so who was infected with which bug, and at what point in time, is up for grabs. It's entirely possible that you became infected with the same virus that caused your wife's cold. But it's equally likely that you brought home another virus of your own. If so, then on her next go-round, she may have actually caught your cold. If she did indeed pass along her virus to you, then the second cold she caught was most likely a new and different virus. That's because, thanks to the marvels of our immune systems, it's extremely unlikely to catch the same cold twice. Even if you do manage to become re-infected, thanks to the antibodies provided by your immune system, the new cold takes a significantly milder form. However, cold and flu viruses mutate readily. When that occurs, despite having developed antibodies to fight off the original cold, the altered virus can indeed make you sick again. Whether your family's illnesses were the result of one, two or even three different viruses, there are simple and effective steps you can take to limit their spread. These precautions are worth implementing at home, at work and while out in public. Viruses can survive for up to three days on surfaces and inanimate objects. When caring for someone who is ill, don't share food, drink, dishes, glasses or cutlery. Wash everything used by the cold sufferer in hot, soapy water as soon as possible. Be aware that the books, pens, remote controls, telephones, electronic gadgets and doorknobs that the sick person touches can harbor the virus. A spritz with a bleach solution or a disinfectant cleaner is a good idea. Making sure the sick person frequently washes or disinfects their hands is important. Ditto for the caregivers and all others in the house. Do what you can to build up your own immune system. Eat well, drink plenty of fluids, take part in regular exercise and get enough sleep. Avoid rubbing your eyes, touching your nose or putting your hands to your mouth after touching public spaces where viruses may linger. And don't forget your annual flu shot. If you do get sick, please don't try to power through. If your employer offers sick leave, take it. Your co-workers will be grateful. If you have no choice but to go to work, don't try to be a hero. Take advantage of the many over-the-counter remedies that can lower fever and reduce the symptoms that make colds so miserable. And follow good cold hygiene by taking every precaution possible: Sneeze and cough into a tissue, wash your hands often, and don't share food, phones or any objects that may harbor germs, so as not to spread the virus. Just because you die in Florida, that does not mean all of your assets are governed by Florida law. If you own shares of a corporation or partnership, for example, your estate's rights may be governed by the laws of another state. Furthermore, your estate may be restricted in terms of how it may dispose of such business interests. Florida Court Declines to Hear Claim Against Out-of-State Family Partnership Many businesses use buysell agreements as a tool to ensure continuity of ownership. Basically, a buy-sell agreement states that when a partner or owner dies, a specified person or group–often the other partners or co-owners–has the legal option to purchase the deceased party's interest. The agreement should also specify a method for properly valuing the deceased party's share. Buy-sell agreements are generally enforceable and they can override other provisions of an estate plan or Florida probate law regarding inheritance. This is why it is important to consult with a Florida probate attorney if you are uncertain as to the potential impact of a buysell agreement on your own business interests. In some cases, an agreement can even prevent your estate from litigating a dispute in the Florida courts. Here is a recent example. This case involves the disputed fractional ownership of a farm in Massachusetts. The decedent in this case belonged to a family limited partnership, of which she held a 0.2 percent interest. The partnership agreement, signed six years before the decedent's death, contained a buy-sell provision. Specifically, when a limited partner died, the agreement said the partnership had the right to buy back the deceased partner's share unless she left it to a family member. In this context, family member did not include spouses. This became an issue when the decedent's husband attempted to claim the shares in the family partnership for himself. The husband opened a probate estate for his wife in Florida. More than three years after her death, he moved to reopen the estate and asked a Florida court to hold that he lawfully owned the shares, as the partnership had not exercised its option under the buy-sell agreement within the specified time period. The partnership maintained the Florida courts lacked “personal jurisdiction” to hear the case. In any lawsuit a court must have jurisdiction over both the subject matter of the dispute and the parties themselves. Here, the partnership is based in Massachusetts. Furthermore, the partnership agreement itself–including the buy-sell provision–is governed under Massachusetts law. Given this, a Florida appeals court held the husband could not pursue his claims in Florida unless he could demonstrate some sort of “minimal contacts” between this state and the partnership to justify invoking personal jurisdiction. How Does a Buy-Sell Agreement Affect My Florida Probate Estate? ASK THE DOCTORS You're Extremely Unlikely to Catch the Same Cold Twice Eve Glazier, M.D., MBA, and Elizabeth Ko, M.D. Sun Bay Paper Available Do you like this News Paper? Interested in having your own Franchise in your hometown or in taking over this one? 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The Sun Bay Paper Page 8 December 3, 2021 - December 16, 2021 Letters To The Editor Editorial Humanitarian Border Crisis Goes Out of Control More than 164,000 migrants were arrested after illegally crossing the southern border this October. That is more than twice the number arrested in October last year, and it is an all-time high for the month of October. But President Joe Biden's Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas thinks that's A-OK. Asked to give himself a grade for his job on securing the southern border, Mayorkas told the Senate Judiciary Committee this Tuesday, "I am a tough grader on myself, and I give myself an A." Almost 1.7 million illegal immigrants have been arrested (or, more often, turned themselves in to apply for asylum) crossing the southern border since Biden became president, a 300% increase from the January through October numbers for former President Donald Trump's last year in office. Hundreds of thousands of these illegal migrants have been released into the United States, tens of thousands of them without even a notice to appear in court. As deaths from illegally imported fentanyl and other opioids continue rising in Colorado and other states, one cannot argue this is a problem only for border states. It means Colorado Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper and Gov. Jared Polis need to get serious about understanding border problems and demanding a federal solution. Even illegal immigrants with court dates know it will take years for their meritless asylum claims to be rejected (and more than 85% of such claims are rejected), so the Biden administration is effectively giving these migrants ample time to disappear in the knowledge that Biden will make no effort to deport them. Voters have not only noticed the dramatic increase in illegal immigration since Biden became president, but they also blame Biden for the crisis, and they want it dealt with immediately. According to the latest Harvard-Harris poll, 68% of voters believe the crisis at the southern border needs to be addressed immediately. And 65% of voters specifically blame Biden's executive orders for increasing illegal immigration. Fifty-four percent say that Biden's policies are "creating an open border." Unfortunately, voters will not get their wish. An overwhelming 71% of them believe migrants crossing the border illegally should be immediately returned to Mexico instead of being released into the U.S. But Mayorkas released a memo just last month instructing Customs and Border Protection to do the exact opposite -- to keep catching and releasing illegal migrants into the U.S. as quickly as possible. Asked by Senate Judiciary Republicans Tuesday how many COVID-positive illegal immigrants he had released into the U.S., Mayorkas said he didn't know. Asked how many convicted criminals he had released into the U.S., Mayorkas said he didn't know. Asked how many migrants had died trying to cross the southern border illegally, Mayorkas said he didn't know. The Biden administration's immigration policies are harming people and adding to the humanitarian crisis at the border, and nobody charged with managing the situation seems to know any relevant facts. Border security is a tough issue. It is hard to look at a parent who has traveled thousands of miles to try and find a better life and tell them that they cannot enter the U.S. But just because a country is poor doesn't mean the citizens of that country have a valid asylum claim. Asylum is for people persecuted by their governments, not for economic migrants. There are literally billions of people in poor countries who want to come to the U.S. for a better life. Mass migration to the U.S. by all of them is not a viable strategy for eradicating world poverty. It would also cause a humanitarian disaster. That is why the U.S. has laws that require turning people away at the border instead of just releasing them into the country. Over 70% of the country gets this. If Biden and Mayorkas don't figure it out soon, voters will remove them and many other Democrats from positions where they can make bad immigration policy. Letter to the Editor, Upon coming across this article I just wanted to share it with all those expecting or someday Mother's. Acetaminophen During Pregnancy-In a published study signed by 100 physicians, the authors raised concerns about possible links between the use of acetaminophen during pregnancy and developmental problems in children, including neurological and reproductive issues that start in the womb. Acetaminophen is a pain- and fever-reducing compound used in hundreds of drugs, over-the-counter and prescription, including Tylenol, DayQuil and Benadryl. Acetaminophen, or APAP, is an endocrine disruptor, which means it can interfere with the distribution of bodily chemicals and hormones that are critical for a fetus' healthy development. The exact mechanism of how APAP might block these key biological processes is not yet known. Sue VanderWest Quote of the Week "Look in the mirror. That's your competition." John Assaraf PHONE: (239) 267-4000 MAIL: 16970 San Carlos Blvd. #160, Ft Myers, Fl 33908 E-MAIL: production@sunbaypaper.com WEBSITE & DIGITAL VERSION: http://www.sunbaypaper.com OWNER: ROBERT MIMMO The Sun Bay Paper To the Editor, Stop me if you have heard this one before...We’ve been repeatedly told that we’re now in a pandemic of the unvaccinated, and this LIE will gain new traction once fully vaccinated people are dishonestly dropped into the unvaccinated category, six months after their last dose, something we all know the fasco-Marxists will do. How? Simply by updating the definition of “fully vaccinated” they will skew mortality statistics, giving government another round of ammunition for false claims. But no worry! We still need to lock down everyone over Omicron, even though, as Dr. Andrew Kaufman, said, Nov. 29, 2021, there is not a single scientific peer-reviewed paper on Omicron published at all. Nada. Zilch. Zero. If we need to be afraid of anything, it is the little warning the Deep State gave us a week or so ago, where reportedly some unattended vials of smallpox were found at a Merck lab (they should only have been in two highly guarded, limited places in Russia and the US). In preWWII Japan, the samurai always were bound to give a warning before an attack Are they doing the same, now? Are they setting the stage to say, “See, I told you so?? Are they going to use that “accidental find” to say that there were rogue vials out there that somehow got into the wrong hands, and we, the Deep State, had nothing to do with the next disaster that is unleashed on us? Eric Bazzet

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The renowned late ornithologist, Roger Tory Peterson, famously described Fort Myers Beach as one of the best place in the world to see and photograph shorebirds! Now your family can witness these marvelous global travelers when the historic Mound House hosts the “Family Shorebird Program” at Newton Beach Park at 4650 Estero Boulevard on Saturday, December 11, at 9 a.m. “December is an excellent time for the ‘Family Shorebird Program,’ offered Mound House Environmental Educator Penny Jarrett, “because many shorebirds already migrated to Fort Myers Beach, like the Sanderlings, Black Bellied Plovers, Ruddy Turnstones, and Red Knots. Thousands of shorebirds historically either winter here or use it as a crucial stop on their migration routes. We know through banding programs that shorebird life spans often exceed ten years, yet since the 1970s, North American shorebird populations declined by 50 percent or more.” Penny explained that Fort Myers Beach is a great spot to see shorebirds “because it is a barrier island with seven miles of shoreline with nearby Lovers Key State Park, Sanibel and the Estero Bay, each providing necessary habitats and food sources. With so many people enjoying the beach, it is essential we give the birds space and do not disturb them. Some shorebirds migrated here from the Article that is roughly 4,000 miles from Florida so it is crucial for their survival to rest and feed without human incursion.” Shorebird Do’s & Don’ts “The most important is ‘Observe; Don’t Disturb,’” advised Penny! “Keep a distance of at least ten feet from shorebird groups when they forage along the water’s edge. Walk your dogs away from the shoreline at all times, even on a leash, because shorebirds see dogs as predators and will be ready to take flight. It is unlawful to feed Florida wildlife including shorebirds because it can make them sick and alter their natural behaviors. Food like potato chips and popcorn do not have the necessary nutrients that come from a diet of marine worms, mollusks, small fish and insects.” Penny added that “while some may think it is fun or harmless to flush shorebirds, someone else probably did it just prior and another may do it again a few minutes later, so people are flushing shorebirds all day and that is very stressful tor them. In one study, shorebirds weighed before and after a busy beachgoer weekend determined that shorebirds lost ten percent of their body weight. After their long migration, shorebirds use up their fat reserves, so it is essential they feed undisturbed to recover.” When shorebirds flush, Penny cautioned, “you are truly scaring them; they are not just flying from you because it is fun but because they are frightened of you, as we are literally giants to them! It should be simple to walk ten or more feet away from shorebirds rather than wading through them. You would not walk over someone lying on a beach blanket or kids building a sand castle, so why wander through a flock of shorebirds; treat them with that same respect. If we ‘Observe; Don’t Disturb’ the shorebirds, that would help them survive and thrive on Florida beaches.” To observe, draw or photograph shorebirds, Penny recommended to “sit or stand quietly at least ten feet away and wait for them to pass by. Cell phone cameras can take great photos from that distance. Observing shorebirds without disturbing them will reveal unique behaviors, beautiful feather patterns, and interesting feeding strategies, and before you know it, the world of birding becomes a lifetime pursuit. There are over 10,000 bird species worldwide, with 217 shorebird species of which 50 are in North America, so we are lucky to have so many shorebirds to see on Fort Myers Beach. Bird watching is a fun and interesting hobby that simply requires a pair of binoculars and you can do it in almost any habitat like a beach, lake or forest.” Penny encourages parents and grandparents to bring their children and grandchildren to the “Family Shorebird Program”: “First, it will be fun as well as educational! It is key that people of all ages understand the diversity of shorebirds who call Fort Myers Beach home and what to do to protect them. We hope the program will spur the kids’ creativity and interest so they will want to identify them through sounds, size and color patterns as well as drawing, painting, and photographing shorebirds from a safe distance. Finally, we want them to share what they learn with family and friends to spread the word about how we can all learn about and be respectful of the shorebirds. I hope ‘Family Shorebird Program’ participants will love and enjoy shorebirds as much as I!” The Iconic Mound House Learn about the different Fort Myers Beach shorebird species at the “Family Shorebird Program” on Saturday, December 11, at Newton Beach Park at 9 a.m. Meet at the thatched hut closest to the beach, with Social Distancing in place. Bring sunscreen, shoes to get wet, sunglasses, and hat. No reservations necessary at $5-per-person, with Mound House members free. There is a $3-per-hour parking fee, with Penny saying one hour is enough. Newton Beach Park is mid-island at 4650 Estero Boulevard. The iconic Mound House, at 451 Connecticut Street with overflow parking at 216 Connecticut, traces its roots to the ancient Calusa of over 2,000 years ago. It is the oldest standing structure on Estero Island and features the one-of-a-kind underground Shell Mound exhibit. The Town of Fort Myers Beach operates the Mound House as a museum complex and cultural and environmental learning center that offers numerous monthly nature and education programs, including for children. It is open Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with admission $10 ages 13 & up, $8 students with IDs, $5 ages 6 to 12, and 5 & under free; Town residents receive a 50% discount. For details and a programs schedule, call 239-765-0865 or see www.moundhouse.org. Gary Mooney The Sun Bay Paper Page 10 December 3, 2021 - December 16, 2021 masks, or quarantines in schools, and levies some hefty fines against violators. – HB 3B protects workers who file a complaint against a private employer violating the COVID laws by creating a public record exemption, so you can’t learn their identities from state documents. – HB 5B looks into the possibility of creating a state Occupational Safety and Health Administration agency, something more than two dozen states plus two U.S. territories already have. – HB 7B takes the ability to order vaccinations away from the state health officer. In summary, under the bill, Florida private-sector workers could avoid vaccination requirements if they provide medical reasons, religious reasons, or can demonstrate “COVID-19 immunity.” They could also be exempt if they agree to regular COVID-19 testing or agree to wear personal protective equipment. Employers could face fines up to $50,000 per violation if they don’t correctly follow the law. The Legislation also will bar government agencies from requiring workers to be vaccinated. In addition, it reinforces a law known as the “Parents Bill of Rights” to ban student masks and vaccination requirements in public schools. The school part of the bill came later due to months of legal battling between the state and some school districts that required students to wear masks. Those districts have dropped mask requirements recently as COVID-19 cases have subsided, and districts have not imposed vaccination mandates. Florida, and other red states, have filed federalcourt challenges to an Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule aimed at requiring tens of millions of workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or be regularly tested and wear masks. The rule has been put on hold after an order by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which hears cases from Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. The order did not resolve the underlying legal issues in the challenges. Gov. DeSantis Pushes Back Against Fed Overreach to Sign Four anti-Vaccine Mandate Bills Marvelous Global Travelers! Mound House Offers “Family Shorebird Program” OSHA’s website states, “While OSHA remains confident in its authority to protect workers in emergencies, OSHA has suspended activities related to the implementation and enforcement of the (rule) pending future developments in the litigation.” Since seperate federal rules are designed to require vaccination of employees of federal employees and contractors of hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare providers taking part in Medicare and Medicaid programs, Florida has also filed a legal challenge against the federal-contractor rule. Susan Price Cont from pg 1

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