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This week, Governor Ron DeSantis visited Pinellas and Miami-Dade counties to announce the award of grants totaling over $404 million for 113 environmental resilience projects across the state through the Resilient Florida Grant Program, which will help prepare coastal and inland communities for the adverse impacts of flooding and storm surge. The Governor was joined by House Speaker Chris Sprowls, Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Shawn Hamilton, Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) Dr. Wes Brooks, and other stakeholders to make the announcement. The tally for how much the federal government spent to combat COVID-19 is now estimated to be $5 trillion. It is more than the combined costs of World Wars I and II. The left is celebrating that politicians in Washington saved us. Really? From what exactly? Two years later, it is time for an honest assessment. Could things have worsened for the country if the government had spent nothing and done nothing? What would have happened if we had not shut down our businesses? Our churches, schools and restaurants. Our parks, basketball courts and playgrounds. Would the public have made worse decisions regarding protecting its health and the health of its families and its employees than the politicians have made? The left believes that it was government intervention that saved millions of lives. But even with all the federal spending, some 879,000 (and counting) have perished from the virus. It was politicians such as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo whose awful decision-making contributed to the deaths of thousands of seniors exposed to infected patients in nursing homes. In addition, politicians didn't shut down the New York subway system for many weeks into the virus, costing thousands more avoidable deaths. Suppose the government is here to save us. How do we explain the shameful malfeasance of the CDC, the FDA, the NIH and other government medical agencies and programs that spend roughly half a trillion dollars each year to keep us healthy? All of that money couldn't stop a virus from wreaking havoc on the country for two years and counting. Why was the CDC caught entirely unprepared to fight this virus? It would be like a town spending millions of dollars a year on fire protection, and the first time there is a significant fire, the firefighters are all napping, no one slides down the poles and the fire engines won't start. So, what were Dr. Anthony Fauci and the rest of the experts at the CDC doing with the tens of billions of dollars we give them each year? They studied the health effects of liberal obsessions such as climate change, racism and gun violence. What they weren't ready to do was their job: preparing for infectious diseases. Then there is the question of what Washington did with From Island to Bay, News at Sea Level Volume 7 Issue 17 Production@sunbaypaper.com www.TheSunBayPaper.com February 4, 2022 - February 10, 2022 Right... All Along Cont. pg 11 Two ballot measures in Florida concerning sports betting (sponsored by Florida Education Champions) and additional casinos (sponsored by Florida Voters in Charge) failed to qualify for the 2022 ballot. Each initiative needed 891,589 signatures to be validated by county elections officials by Feb. 1. Florida also has a signature distribution requirement, which requires that signatures equaling at least 8% of the district-wide vote in the last presidential election be Florida Sports Betting Not On 2022 Ballot Time For An Honest Assessment Over $404 Million for 113 Projects Through the Resilient Florida Grant Program Cont. pg 6 Cont. pg 6 1964 One of Fort Myers' most popular annual events, the Edison Festival of Lights is a two week spectacle that honors the area's most famous winter resident, Thomas Edison around his birthday. The festival has grown from its inception in 1938 to include block parties, coronation balls, car shows, craft shows and a Science and Inventor's Fair, the majority of which are free. The Festival’s Grand Parade has earned the reputation as the largest night parade in the Southeast year after year, the Grand Parade is a two-hour extravaganza featuring national participants & local marching bands, floats, local government and law enforcement officials, our local Shriners are always a great addition to the festivities with their motorcycle maneuvers, funny cars and clowns and much, much more. The parade brings the entire Southwest Florida community out in celebration of the life and Cont. pg 12

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The Sun Bay Paper Page 3 February 4, 2022 - February 10, 2022 Bringing wool sweaters and blazers to the dry cleaner isn't just an expensive way of maintaining and cleaning them, it can also be an unhealthy choice. Conventional dry cleaning uses a cocktail of chemicals, including the carcinogen often simply called "perc" -- perchloroethylene -- which cleans dirt and odor from clothes. But if you're bringing items to the dry cleaner to get out odors, try this instead: Spray a little vodka on your clothes. The vodka will disinfect and kill the odor-causing bacteria to bring back freshness. Just don't replace vodka with rubbing alcohol; it won't do the same thing, since rubbing alcohol has additives in it that make it much less effective. Replacing your worn-out old comforter? Yes, you can recycle it -- and it's easy. Whether it's down feather, polyester or a combination of both, all you have to do is bring your old comforter to a textile recycler, or even easier, Goodwill. Almost any kind of fabric or textile can be recycled. The recyclers tear apart old clothes and items like comforters and turn the materials into things like upholstery filling, cleaning rags, carpet padding, building materials and insulation for cars. Anything that can't be recycled is safely disposed of in a landfill. But the best part? Goodwill makes money for their charitable works by selling your old comforter to textile recyclers. Wrapping a heater jacket or blanket around the tank of a water heater is a simple job and can help you reduce heating loss by as much as 45 percent. There's a simple test to know if your water heater needs insulation: Give it a touch. If it’s warm, it needs insulation. But if you have an electric water heater, you should also consider insulating underneath the tank. According to the Department of Energy, installing something called a “bottom board” will add another 4 to 9 percent to your overall savings in water heating costs. Use Vodka Yes... Recycle it! Wrap that Rascal During blizzard conditions, the National Wildlife Federation says thousands (if not millions) of birds can starve, since it can be difficult to find enough food to survive. The organization suggests putting out a bird feeder filled with high-fat seed mixes, which help them get the necessary calories they need to burn and stay warm. When you fill a bird feeder, stomp the ground around the bottom with your feet so the snow and ice is compacted. This allows any spillage of birdseed to be safely eaten by ground-eating birds, like doves. Feed The Birds With newer automobiles allowing you to plug electronics into outlets and USB ports, our cars are becoming mobile offices for our everyday lives. But when you reach your destination, be sure to unplug your GPS devices, phone cords and whatever else you might have plugged in. Even with the car turned off, many of these items will still pull power from your car's battery. This can wear down the lifespan of the battery and also wear down electronic devices and cable cords. And if you're driving in your own community, where you know the roads without the assistance of a GPS device, just unplug entirely and stash it until you really need it. Unplug Recycling cardboard is one of the most important and easiest ways to reduce landfill waste and save energy and natural resources. Every ton of cardboard recycled conserves more than a full barrel of oil and over 6.6 million BTUs of energy, according to Waste Management. When recycling cardboard boxes, be sure to break them down flat and remove items like plastic wrap, plastic ties, packing peanuts and bubble wrap. If the forecast calls for rain on recycling day and you can't prevent cardboard from getting wet, don't worry. It will still be picked up and recycled. But just be sure cardboard does not have any food waste or grease, that's contaminated like pizza boxes, cannot be recycled Danny Seo Food Contaminated

Mr Attorney General, Recently on NEWSMAX, a U S Congressman whose name I don’t recall was asked what he is doing about the dozens of citizens being held by the Federal Government regarding the January 6, 2021 Capital incident., without charges, without reason for detention, without legal representation, without the right to be made aware of their accusers or evidence and in squalor conditions…Cruel and Unusual treatment. This Congressman stated, that the Federal Government can hold a citizen, in custody, without charge… indefinitely. As an FBI Agent for almost 30 years, I…like my brother Agents, all followed very specific legal procedures and were unaware that we did not have to follow any procedures! We were unaware that we could incarcerate citizens without Due Cause, warrants, representation by Attorney, Due Process hearings for Probable Cause and Identity or Grand Jury Indictment. We thought we had to follow the Due Process clauses that are very specifically set forth in the 5th and 14th Amendments, the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure and the 1st, and 6th Amendments, regarding citizens Due Process Rights. Golly…we could have saved a great deal of time if we only knew we, didn’t have to File a Complaint for a Warrant from a Magistrate or Judge, unless of course we witnessed the crime…then we still had to file for a warrant, after the fact and had 24 hours to bring the Subject in for a Bail Hearing, Attorney Assignment if necessary! Then there would be a Probable cause Hearing, unless we Indicted instead of the rigors of a PC hearing, which is tantamount to a trial…GJ was always better. But then …we had to abide by the Speedy trail Act, I think that allowed like 6 months for the 3500 material and all the evidence we had to turn over and on and on…wow… could we have saved time and money! By the way Mr AG…does those laws, you are using instead of the Constitution, allow for an Execution on site as well…of course… only if we believed that person was guilty of something! Wink…wink! I ask that… because we always had to be in fear of our lives… when we fired…heck I didn’t return fire a couple times as the guy was running away after he shot…we could never get away with what you and Pelosi pulled… From The Legal Information Institute and the Constitution of the United States… When it was adopted, the Due Process Clause was understood to mean that the government could deprive a person of rights only according to law applied by a court. Yet since then, the Supreme Court has elaborated significantly on this core understanding…the rights protected under the Fourteenth Amendment can be understood in three categories: (1) “procedural due process;” (2) the individual rights listed in the Bill of Rights, “incorporated” against the states; and (3) “substantive due process.” From The Constitution, Cornel Law, and other legal Sources… The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees rights of due process to criminal defendants, these include the right to a speedy and fair trial with an impartial jury of one's peers, the right to an attorney, and the right to know what you are charged with and who has accused you… The Due Process Clause guarantees “due process of law” before the government may deprive someone of “life, liberty, or property.” In other words, the Clause does not prohibit the government from depriving someone of “substantive” rights such as life, liberty, or property; it simply requires that the government follow “the law”. What is due process of law and why is it important? Where are the due process of law? In the U.S. Constitution, the phrase "due process" appears twice: in the Fifth Amendment and in the Fourteenth Amendment. Both Amendments guarantee due process when someone is denied "life, liberty, or property." Procedural due process 1.An unbiased tribunal. 2.Notice of the proposed action and the grounds asserted for it. 3.The opportunity to present reasons for the proposed action not to be taken. 4.The right to present evidence, including the right to call witnesses. 5.The right to know the opposing evidence. The Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees rights of due process to criminal defendants, these include the right to a speedy and fair trial with an impartial jury of one's peers, the right to an attorney, and the right to know what you are charged with and who has accused you. If you could point me to the laws that exempt you the others in DOJ, from following what I believe to be the laws on Due Process… Life , Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness, I would be very relieved…for you and those foolish enough to listen to you. As you probably know, that… to punishment for violating a citizens rights, as protected by the 14th Amendment, can be substantial…triple damages as well as Civil fines and Criminal Charges against individuals who caused the denial of the Civil Rights…that would be …YOU!! By the way, please schedule some courses in Due Process, 101, for all Members of Congress…first Impeachment of a President, without Due Process or Charges… now this…what’s next ?!!! therightsidejgarydilaura.com J.Gary DiLaura FBI RED Retired Extremely Dangerous The Sun Bay Paper Page 4 February 4, 2022 - February 10, 2022 Open Letter To the Attorney General of the United States, Merrick Garland The Right Side

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Time For An Honest Assessment On Wednesday, February 16, 2022, the Ft. Myers Beach will host a free drop-event for household chemical waste in partnership with the Lee County Solid Waste Department. This collection event will be from 8 a.m. to noon at Bay Oaks Recreational Campus, 2731 Oak Street. Drop off is an easy drivethrough process available to all residents managed by Lee County staff. For a list of acceptable items, visit : https://www.leegov.com/solidwaste/r ecycling/chemicals Businesses that need chemical waste disposal can call 239-5338000 to schedule an appointment for the monthly business collection held at Lee County’s permanent house hold chemical waste drop-off location. This location is off Metro Parkway in Fort Myers at 6441 Topaz Court. Lee County Solid Waste opened a Reuse Center two doors down from the county’s Household Chemical Drop-off Facility in Dec. 2018. Now, residents can drop off household chemicals they no longer need and pick up items they do. The Reuse Center offers items such as latex paint, household cleaners, and pesticides at no charge to residents. The center is open 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-noon on the first Saturday of each month, excluding holidays. Items are FREE. The facility is self-serve with Solid Waste staff available to answer questions. Residents are asked to limit the number of items they take to what they can hand carry out of the center. There is no limit to the number of times a resident can visit the center each month. Inventory changes daily - come check it out. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday and 9 a.m. - noon the first Saturday of the month, excluding holidays. Phone: 239-533-8000 FL Sports Betting Fails to Qualify for 2002 Ballot The Sun Bay Paper Page 6 all the money. At least $2 trillion was given to workers and businesses to compensate them for the lockdowns that the government itself imposed. We now have pretty conclusive evidence from dozens of country and state studies that lockdowns were a highly ineffective way to combat the virus. Lockdowns may have saved some lives, but this response was the equivalent of trying to remove a tumor with a sledgehammer. Ageadjusted death rates were no lower in states that shut down their economies than states that stayed open. The rest of the money went to pay school districts even though the school doors were locked shut, to fund states and cities that closed their businesses, to fund mass transit trains and buses that operated nearly empty, and worst of all, to fund hundreds of billions of dollars of welfare programs, such as expanded unemployment benefits, that paid workers to stay off the job. And millions of workers still haven't come back. The one program that did work was President Donald Trump's Operation Warp Speed. But the heart of that program was to find ways to pull end-runs around drug and vaccine regulations that hold up lifesaving medicines for many years. As a result, private companies such as Pfizer invented the vaccines in record time because the government stayed out of the way. We are still paying a high price for President Joe Biden's screw-ups as we deal with the less deadly omicron variant. Late last year, Biden's Department of Health and Human Services stopped all shipments of an effective COVID-19 treatment by Regeneron because a CDC model concluded wrongly that the delta variant had disappeared. Thanks to that blunder, many thousands died or were hospitalized because the government denied them treatment. Other promising therapies, such as by GlaxoSmithKline, have run into regulatory hurdles preventing or delaying their use. Wouldn't it have been more competent and more humane to let doctors and patients make these decisions rather than Washington bureaucrats and politicians? There have been a multitude of other snafus by the government that only validate the utter incompetence of big government. Some $300 billion was stolen by fraudsters who ripped off the Medicaid and unemployment benefits programs. Now here we are, two years from the start of COVID-19, closing in on 1 million dead and $5 trillion more in debt. Millions of children have suffered, perhaps irreparably, from a loss of schooling (some of which still goes on in some districts). There are some 50,000 to 100,000 deaths of despair caused by the lockdowns. And the virus is still out there, though thankfully in retreat. Big government didn't save us. On the contrary, big government has left us weaker as a nation in every way, and we will spend decades cursing the fact that we panicked and handed over so much power to so many incompetent people in Washington. Stephen Moore February 4, 2022 - February 10, 2022 Cont. from pg 1 collected from at least half (14) of the state’s 27 congressional districts. Florida Education Champions announced on Jan. 28, 2022, that the initiative would not meet the signature requirements and would not qualify for the ballot, stating, “We are extremely encouraged by the level of support we saw from the more than one million Floridians who signed our petition and thank them for their efforts in wanting to bring safe and legal sports betting to Florida, while funding public education. While pursuing our mission to add sports betting to the ballot we ran into some serious challenges, but most of all the COVID surge decimated our operations and ability to collect in-person signatures.” The Florida Division of Elections showed that elections officials had validated 514,910 of the signatures submitted by the campaign as of Feb. 1. It did not meet the distribution requirements in any of the state’s 27 congressional districts. Another committee, Florida Voters in Charge, sponsored an initiative concerning casino gaming expansion in Florida. The Division of Elections showed that county elections officials had validated 814,266 signatures submitted by the campaign as of 5:00 p.m. on Feb. 1. The campaign met the distribution requirement in 10 of the 27 congressional districts, short of the 14 districts needed. Florida’s initiated constitutional amendment process was added to the constitution in 1968. The first citizen-initiated measure appeared on the state’s ballot in 1976, and since then, there have only been seven election years in which no citizen initiatives qualified for the ballot: 1974, 1980, 1982, 1984, 1990, 1998, and 2012. If the casino expansion measure does not qualify for the ballot, 2022 will be the first general election year in which a citizen-initiated measure did not appear on the statewide ballot in Florida since 2012. Jackie Mitchell The Center Square Cont. from pg 1 Fort Myers Beach FREE Drop-Off Event for Household Chemical Waste

Student loan debt is a major problem in Florida. Research shows that graduate students in Florida owe an average of $35,496 in federal, private debt , about $1,200 less than the national average. Unlike most other unsecured debts, student loans typically cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. And many Florida residents carry their student loan debts well into their 30s and 40s– and in some cases even into retirement. Given this, you might be wondering: If I die with an outstanding student loan, does my probate estate have to keep making payments? Federal vs. Private Student Loans The answer to this question largely depends on the type of student loan you have. Student loans backed by the federal government and made directly to the student are discharged upon the borrower's death. This means that the borrower's estate has no legal obligation to repay the balance of the student loan. The government does require the estate (or a family member) file appropriate proof of death with the company handling the loan, such as a death certificate. There are slightly different rules governing Parent PLUS loans. These are federally backed loans taken out by a parent on behalf of a child attending college. These loans are discharged upon the death of either the parent or the child. But if the loan is discharged due to the child's death, the outstanding loan balance is considered part of the parent's taxable income. The parent will receive a Form 1099-C reflecting a “cancellation of debt.” Finally, there are private student loans that are not part of the federal government's program. The effect of the borrower's death on private loans depends on the lender's specific policies and terms. Many lenders will attempt to collect the balance of the loan by filing a creditor's claim against the borrower's estate. Or if someone co-signed the loan, such as a parent, the lender can seek to collect against that person. However, some lenders do have policies in place to forgive loans upon the borrower's death. It should be noted in community property states, a lender may also try to enforce a deceased borrower's outstanding loan obligations against a surviving spouse. Florida is not a community property state, so this is generally not an issue here. Even when student loans are discharged at death, there are many other outstanding debts and obligations that are not. Dealing with debts is in fact a critical part of the probate administration process. If you are in charge of administering a deceased family member's estate, you probably have many questions about how to deal with creditors during this difficult time. An experienced Fort Myers probate administration lawyer can provide you the answers you seek. Contact the Kuhn Law Firm, P.A., at 239-333-4529 to schedule a free consultation with a member of our legal team today. Dear Doctor: Why is it that vitamin D is so important? I know you can get it from food and supplements, but I'd like to get it the old-fashioned way -- from the sun. Is that too dangerous? Dear Reader: It can't be overstated: Vitamin D is critical to good health. It's needed for calcium absorption from the intestinal tract, and for the regulation of blood phosphorus levels. Both of these are essential to developing and maintaining strong and healthy bones. Without adequate vitamin D, bones become thin and brittle and can easily bend or break. Rickets was once a widespread disorder in which children's bones were so thin and spongy from a lack of the vitamin that their skeletons failed to develop properly. In some cases, their legs became visibly bowed. Since the addition of D to milk, yogurt, breakfast cereals and orange juice, rickets has largely been wiped out. Vitamin D also plays a vital role in brain development, muscle function, maintaining a healthy respiratory and immune system, and in optimal cardiac function. Recent research has also uncovered a potential link between a deficiency of vitamin D and depression. In fact, we now know that vitamin D receptors are present in virtually every tissue, so we fully expect research to continue to discover even more ways in which the vitamin is essential. Also, one study found that people with low levels of vitamin D had a 7.2% chance of testing positive for COVID-19. Another found that high levels of vitamin D might lower your risk for severe COVID-19 infection. As you point out in your question, our bodies manufacture vitamin D in response to sunlight. That's why it's also known as the "sunshine vitamin." Specifically -- and this is a bit of a deep dive, but we think it's fascinating -- the process of vitamin D synthesis begins when ultraviolet rays strike the skin. This triggers a chemical process known as hydroxylation, which involves the liver, kidneys and certain cellular structures, and ultimately creates the chemical compound that we refer to as vitamin D. This process of synthesis also takes place with the vitamin D that we get from food and supplements. The challenge is that getting enough D from sun exposure can take vigilance. Variables include air pollution, cloud cover, latitude, time of year, time of day, clothing, the use of sunscreen, and an individual's skin type, age and lifestyle. Each of these can make it more difficult to get enough D. To trigger vitamin D synthesis in the body, the general recommendation is to spend between 10 to 30 minutes with arms, legs and/or torso exposed to sunlight during peak hours -- without sunscreen -- two to three times per week. Melanin protects the skin from sun damage, so darker skin requires longer exposure. For those who prefer not to deal with the potential risks of sun exposure, good dietary sources of D include the fortified foods we just mentioned, as well as fatty fish such as salmon, tuna and mackerel, and fish liver oils. The vitamin is also present in beef liver and egg yolks, but in small amounts. And if you decide to take supplements, please be sure to follow the dosage guidelines. For all its many benefits, it's possible to get too much vitamin D. Will My Probate Estate Still Have to Pay Back My Student Loans? ASK THE DOCTORS Adequate Amount of Vitamin D Is Essential to Good Health 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 February 4, 2022 - February 10, 2022 Letters To The Editor Guest Editorial A 'Pandemic of the Vaccinated' This week has been eyeopening. Even for me -- and I'm the guy who has warned for over a year, in commentary after commentary, and often for three hours a day on my nationally syndicated radio show, that the COVID-19 vaccine could be dangerous and deadly and could lead to catastrophe. I stuck my neck out like no other talk show host in America to warn the vaccine may not even prevent illness; in fact, it could damage the immune system, thereby causing more illness and death. And not just from COVID-19, but also injuries and death linked to the COVID-19 vaccine itself. Eight months ago, I warned it was time to suspend the vaccine program pending an investigation of mounting deaths, grievous injuries and permanent disabilities. I titled my commentary, "What if This Experimental COVID Shot Is Killing People? Don't Americans Have a Right To Know?" Four months ago, I was courageous enough to scold New York Times medical reporters about the unfolding disaster that they have ignored. I titled my commentary, "What I Just Told the New York Times About the Complete Failure and Disaster of the COVID-19 Vaccine." Three months ago, I was the first to warn that Americans were dropping in record numbers of heart attacks, strokes and blood clots. I titled my commentary, "If the Vaccine Is So Great, Why Are So Many People Dropping Dead?" But even I was shocked by the plethora of stories coming out just in the past week, from all corners of the world, suggesting the vaccines are indeed a terrible failure and are causing a mass die-off. Here is a quick look at the FACTS that have come pouring out of the closet just in the past week: Israel is the most vaccinated major nation in the world. Almost the entire population is quadruple vaccinated. Yet right now Israel is No. 1 in the world for COVID-19 infections. Over one half of 1% of their entire population is testing positive for COVID19 PER DAY. In Germany, the most draconian COVID-19 mandates and restrictions in the world were sold to the public with false data. Just like in America, the German government labeled this a "pandemic of the unvaccinated." They claimed up to 90% of the infected and dead were unvaccinated. Newspaper investigations have found that none of this was true. The government simply classified every sick or dying person as "unvaccinated." Government officials are apologizing, blaming the "mistake" on a "software error." In Alberta, Canada, the government published, then quickly deleted health data exposing that almost 60% of the COVID-19 victims classified as "unvaccinated" were actually among the vaccinated. It turns out everyone who got sick, was hospitalized or died within two weeks of getting any vaccine (the first jab, or second, or third) was counted as "unvaccinated." I'll bet you didn't know the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention play the exact same trick here in the USA. They know most of the COVID-19 deaths and injuries, not to mention deaths from the vaccine itself (mostly heart attacks) will occur within 14 days of any jab. So, everyone that gets sick or dies in that period is counted as "unvaccinated." The most perfect control group ever is the U.S. military. Every young soldier got the COVID-19 vaccine in the past year. To follow the results is the very definition of SCIENCE. Military whistleblowers have come forward with Department of Defense medical data showing since the start of the vaccine program cancer is up about 300% among military members; female infertility is up 500%; miscarriages are up by 300%; and there was an astronomical 1000% increase in neurological disorders from 82,000 to 863,000 in one year. These are young men and women who were in perfect health ... until the vaccines. It appears the vaccines are literally crippling our national defense. One more control group of formerly healthy young men and women: FIFA soccer players in the EU. Deaths from cardiac arrest increased by 500% in 2021. An astounding 183 professional athletes and coaches collapsed "suddenly" in 2021. Worst of all is the news from the CDC that non-COVID-19 deaths in the age range of 18 to 49 increased by 40% in the past year. No one has ever seen anything like this. Why are working-age Americans dying in record numbers? Only one thing changed in 2021: vaccine mandates at the workplace. The real story these numbers tell is we are experiencing a "pandemic of the vaccinated." I believe the vaccine is doing catastrophic damage, but governments, politicians and bureaucrats the world over have falsely labeled vaccinated people who are sick and dying as "unvaccinated." And the media covers up the truth like it's Hunter Biden's laptop. This is the greatest scam in world history. It would make Bernie Madoff blush. Wayne Allen Root Quote of the Week "The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars." - William C. Westmoreland To the Editor, I am a Registered Nurse and contracted Covid from a patient (w/a positive test on 1/5/2021. I was off work with COVID until 2/1/2021 !! Then due to “Covid” Mandates on 8/12/2021 I got the Pfizer vaccine in order to keep my job, the next day I was incredibly sick, had a sore throat, headache, a rash like a sunburn on my left arm where I got the shot which moved to my chest (was more like hives). The next day the rash went to my right lower leg as a large circle and itched terribly. I hacked up this nasty big sputum with blood specks all over in it…which my doctor refused to analyze. I developed a swelling in my left leg that felt like a fracture! Dopplers were negative for a DVT! Then petechiae yet platelets were normal! My doctor continued with testing me for lupus… it was negative! The immunologist I went to was very argumentative and handed me an article on consensus about the vaccine risk versus benefits and he said I didn’t have reactions because it was not A anaphylactic reaction! I have MORE DOCTOR BILLS than I have EVER had in my life!! I’m a healthy person with occasional allergies/asthma during spring and summer being the worse health issues I have faced prior to COVID and the COVID VACCINE. I have come to the conclusion that when it comes to credentials, I find testimonies more credible than credentials – anybody can get credentials these days with less experience than those of us who have had COVID and the COVID VACCINES Horrible Reactions (NOT to mention, things going on in our bodies that we are yet unaware of) NO ONE will admit that the vaccine was harmful to me! I was born in the 70s. I considered myself stuck in the 80s. I find it sickening to see these few artists who back then sang about rebellion and freedom. And now, today they speak of conforming. I think not ! Free thinker here…And I owe that to the music of the 60s,70s & 80s. Back before you all became hypocrites. I stand with Joe Rogan & the truth ! God bless and protect the truckers. You are setting an example for the US and the world! Roberta J. Davis Letters Policy The Sun Bay Paper accepts letters to the editor on a wide array of topics. Go to: sunbaypaper.com to submit in a convenient online format, Letters should be no more than 500 words. No personal attacks, profanity or advertising pitches will be accepted. We are not censors but we respect good taste and welcome well-thought out letters as part of our commitment to community dialogue 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 The Sun Bay Paper Dear Editor, As we pass through these times of trouble and strife, I hear about people losing their jobs, losing their businesses and I hear people talking about giving up.... so I wanted to share something with you and your readers.... During a study at Harvard in the 1950s, Dr. Curt Richter placed rats in a pool of water to test how long they could tread water. On average they'd give up and sink after 15 minutes. But right before they gave up due to exhaustion, the researchers would pluck them out, dry them off, let them rest for a few minutes - and put them back in for a second round. In this second try - how long do you think they lasted? Remember - they had just swam until failure only a few short minutes ago... How long do you think? Another 15 minutes? 10 minutes? 5 minutes? No! 60 hours! That's not an error. That's right! 60 hours of swimming. The conclusion drawn was that since the rats BELIEVED that they would eventually be rescued, they could push their bodies way past what they previously thought impossible. I will leave you with this thought: If hope can cause exhausted rats to swim for that long, what could a belief in yourself and your abilities, do for you? Remember what you’re capable of. Remember why you’re here. " and ....... Keep swimming. William Stanford

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The Sun Bay Paper Page 10 February 4, 2022 - February 10, 2022 What Next? R. Emmett Terrell, Jr., founder and editor-inchief of The American Spectator, wrote an article titled “Joe’s Gaffes Now Matter.” He concluded: “…there are people in Beijing and the Kremlin trying to put Bidens’ gaffes to good use...These missteps will not go away…” The author is reminding us that rather than just being humorous, gaffes can often be harmful. Terrell cleverly refers to President Biden’s gaffes as “preposterosities.” He recalls the interview in which Biden reimagined the then-president’s reaction after the 1929 stock market crash. He declared that President Roosevelt immediately “got on television” to communicate with the American people. The problem? Hoover was President, not Franklin Roosevelt. And TVs existed only in an inventor’s workshop. Another example was Biden’s recollection of his helicopter being forced down by enemy fire along the AfghanistanPakistan border. It never happened. I decided to expand on Terrell’s list by finding more of Joe Biden’s gaffes, twists of memory, and examples of a creative imagination. Back in 1987, then Senator Biden was running for his party’s presidential nomination when he characteristically lost his temper after his academic history was questioned. Quoting Joe: “I think I have a much higher I.Q. than you do……I went to school on a full academic scholarship…… the only one in my class” to do so. He stated that he had “graduated with three degrees from college.” He explained that after performing poorly in law school, he quit. Upon returning, he “ended up in the top half of my class.” Candidate Biden later admitted that he was near the bottom of his law school class, didn’t have three undergraduate degrees and had received a “financial need-based half-scholarship.” While at Syracuse law school, Biden was involved in a plagiarism incident. He used five pages of someone else’s work without attribution. He was given an F in the course, but later successfully completed the course. That and attribution questions involving speeches, along with the academic record issues, ended his candidacy. Most will recall what happened recently when a Washington correspondent asked the President at the end of a news conference whether he thought the issue of inflation would be a political liability in the midterm election. The President commented into a hot mic: “What a stupid son-of-ab****.” He once gave a presentation in which he referred to the death of a person who was present in the audience. Another time he asked a paraplegic to please “stand up” to receive recognition. In 2007 he described another presidential wannabe, Barack Obama, like this: “…you got the first mainstream African American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nicelooking guy……that’s a storybook.” Moving to more consequential incidents, President Biden recently seemed to give permission to the Russians to make a “minor incursion” into Ukraine by Russian forces. The implication seemed to be that a limited action would (wink/wink) be mostly overlooked. Was it a message or was it a gaffe? Either way, that could result in real harm to the U.S. as well as international security. And finally, let me quote Supreme Court Justice Lewis Powell in the 1978 “Bakke” (no family relationship) ruling: “Preferring members of any one group for no reason other than race or ethnic origin is discrimination for its own sake. This the Constitution forbids.” And on January 24, 2022, our current Supreme Court announced it will be hearing a case challenging racebased admissions in higher education. Given that introduction and context, consider what the President stated after Justice Breyer’s resignation announcement: “I will nominate…someone with extraordinary qualifications, character, experience, and integrity. And that person will be the first black woman ever nominated to the United States Supreme Court.” According to the “Bakke” decision, isn’t that selection process illegal? Could the President’s Supreme Court nomination be challenged as unconstitutional if it’s limited to a black female? The 1978 decision stated that “this the constitution forbids.” While the issue I present is real, it isn’t likely to develop into a formal challenge. The real gaffe was that the announcement was ham-handed in its presentation, and the statement’s apparent impropriety will have to be dealt with in some fashion. myslantonthings.com Steve Bakke, Fort Myers Cont. to pg 18 Democrats Want to Silence Mr. Smith in Washington When our founders penned our Constitution, they knew that “democracy was far more important than just counting noses.” Knowing the fragility of human nature, they predicted every inevitable compromise people would be willing to make for security at the cost of freedom. They knew our Constitution must be chartered to limit government to protect the people from being abused by it. The uniqueness of this masterful declaration is having the ability to agree to disagree. If we chose to engage in combat, we have rules that allow us that prerogative. We have countless tools in our arsenal when we combat these legislative fisticuffs. One such piece of ammunition is the filibuster. In 1805, Aaron Burr wrongly challenged a Senate rule that would have made prolonged debate on legislation impossible. This gave birth to the filibuster. Whether Burr changed history more by out-dueling Alexander Hamilton or unwittingly laying the groundwork for the Senate filibuster is still debated. But the filibuster has remained a valuable part of senatorial tradition for two centuries. Since the Senate gives an equal voice to each state, the filibuster is a valued resource to assure that all states have the opportunity to deliberate equally. It empowers each state with the same political capital and it enables the minority party to remain engaged in legislation as long as they wish. Frank Capra’s 1939 film “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington” exemplifies how one naive man, Jimmy Stewart, AKA Jefferson Smith, ends up in the Senate and fights corruption with the filibuster. This is a perfect visual, nonpartisan metaphor that shows how one man can hold Congress at bay until they make changes in corrupt legislation. The movie is ostentatiously devoid of political affiliations. The Washington Press Club screened the film at Constitution Hall with a number of congressmen, senators, and Supreme Court justices in attendance. Frank Capra claimed that over a third of them walked out before the film ever ended. Senate Majority Leader, Democrat Alben Barkley, said the movie was "silly and stupid" and complained that it "made the Senate look like a bunch of crooks." Joseph Kennedy, U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom, sent a cable to Capra claiming that “Mr. Smith ridiculed democracy and would do untold harm to America's prestige in Europe." He begged Capra to withdraw it from European distribution. But Capra aired it anyway. Most people don’t know how filibusters are used today. Senators use procedural delays, or simply “silent filibusters,” expressing the intention to delay and debate legislation to the Senate majority leader. Fearing lack of support, he doesn’t bring the bill to the floor until there is bipartisan consent. Senators of all stripes have always been sensitive to changing the filibuster rule. They are always aware the majority becoming the minority is one election away. That in itself is a sobering

The Sun Bay Paper Page 11 February 4, 2022 - February 10, 2022 Cont. from pg 1 The list of projects awarded today can be found at : Flgov.com. “Today’s record investment, as well as the projects included in the statewide plan for future funding, will strengthen our infrastructure to withstand the impacts of flooding and storm surge,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “For the first time ever, Florida has strategic coordination of statewide efforts to protect our coastal and inland infrastructure, and the dedicated funding to support these projects. This announcement is just the beginning. My administration will continue to support our communities’ resilience efforts across the state.” The projects awarded today will enhance Florida’s efforts to protect inland and coastal communities from storm damage spanning across 25 counties. Including the local match associated with these projects, today’s state and local investment for resilience totals more than $730 million. “Today’s record investment is a testament to our administration’s steadfast commitment to preserving and restoring Florida’s natural treasures,” said Lieutenant Governor Jeanette Nuñez. “As a South Floridian, I applaud these significant investments that will further strengthen our inland and coastal communities, while keeping Florida’s environment resilient.” “Sea level rise and flooding impacts our home insurance rates, our businesses, and our communities,” said House Speaker Chris Sprowls. “When I took office as Speaker, I knew we needed to approach this problem in a different and innovative way. That is why we passed the Always Ready bill, carried by Rep. Demi Busatta Cabrera, giving our flooding and resiliency issues a long-term vision and plan, for the first time ever, to prepare Florida today for the challenges of tomorrow. Thanks to the hard work of Florida House Members, Senate President Wilton Simpson and his chamber, and Gov. Ron DeSantis, Florida continues to be another example for the nation on how to lead the way on environmental resiliency.” “I’m grateful to Governor DeSantis and Speaker Sprowls for their vision that Florida would become a national example of resilient communities and their leadership in making it happen,” said Senate President Wilton Simpson. “Our state has elevated flood mitigation as a critical part of Florida’s public safety infrastructure with responsible, comprehensive planning that will benefit generations of Floridians to come.” “Today is another example of the leadership of Governor DeSantis, the Florida Legislature, and local governments across our state in action,” said DEP Secretary Shawn Hamilton. “These projects will reduce the economic and environmental challenges associated with sea level rise, flooding, and storm events, ensuring the safety and resilience of Florida communities.” “Under Governor DeSantis’ bold vision and leadership, the state of Florida is leading the way on resilience so that our inland and coastal communities are better prepared and more prosperous,” said Chief Resilience Officer Dr. Wes Brooks. “Today’s announcement brings total investments from statedirected and local match funding to more than $1.2 billion for 189 priority projects through the Resilient Florida program and the Statewide Resilience Plan. Much of that funding will support good construction and engineering jobs in our communities, and these projects will also save billions of dollars in avoided flood and storm damages.” The Fiscal Year (FY) 20212022 budget included funding to support the most significant investment in the state’s history — over $640 million — to support efforts to ensure state and local communities are prepared to deal with the impacts of sea-level rise, intensified storms, and flooding. In his proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2021-22, Governor DeSantis recommended the creation of the Resilient Florida Grant Program to help prepare communities for the impacts of sea level rise and flooding. The Legislature answered the call, passing Senate Bill 1954, which was signed into law by Governor DeSantis. As a result, for the first time ever, the state has a coordinated approach to Florida’s coastal and inland resilience and provides a structure for resilience projects to follow the best available science and data while enhancing efforts to protect inland and coastal resources that act as natural defenses against sea-level rise. In December, Governor DeSantis announced the state’s first ever Flooding Resilience Plan which proposes 76 projects across the state totaling over $270 million, subject to appropriation. DEP accepted applications through their online portal through September 1, 2021. A list of projects in the plan can be found here. Since taking office, Governor DeSantis has taken action to make Florida’s communities more resilient. In addition to championing the creation of the Resilient Florida Grant Program, Governor DeSantis created the Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection at DEP to provide funding, technical assistance, and coordination among state, regional, and local entities to help support Florida’s coastal communities and appointed the state’s first Chief Resilience Officer to coordinate the state’s resilience efforts. flgov.com Over $404 Million for 113 Projects Through the Resilient Florida Grant Program

Celebrating Local History The Sun Bay Paper Page 12 February 4, 2022 - February 10, 2022 Cont. from pg 1 achievements of our most famous local winter resident, Thomas Edison. Spectators come from near and far to enjoy this event and often begin marking their viewing spot weeks in advance! The event is free for spectators All events and more info can be found at: www.edisonfestival.org Antique Car Show Feb 5, 10 am. Each year, Antique car owners exhibit their cars on the Ford estate lawn as a tribute to Henry Ford, Model Ts, Mustangs, Thunderbirds and other models will be on display. Edison & Ford Winter Estates Edison's Birthday Party Feb 10, 10 am The annual tradition continues with students from the Edison Park Creative and Expressive Arts School singing, dancing and playing stringed instruments. Cake will be served for visitors attending. Edison & Ford Winter Estates Edison Garden Festival Feb 12, 9 am- 4 am Rare and exotic plants and trees, butterfly plants, herbs, orchids, fruit trees, Florida natives and more! Free event admission Edison & Ford Winter Estates Food Trucks & Craft Beer Feb 12, 12 pm - 6pm held at Edwards & Hendry • Food Truck Lineup • Farmers Corn • Dave’s Bangin’ BBQ • The Greek Spot • Firebread • Belgian Yummies Entertainment will be provided by ‘DJ Memphis on Air’ and ‘Chuck it Axes’ While there, check out the Mutt Strutt going on at the same place & time! 2022 Junior Fun Run Feb 13, 12pm, First Street Hundreds of young participants turn out to test their skills in a fun run held before the Junior Parade. Junior Parade Feb 13, 2 pm -4 pm Florida’s largest youth parade showcases the creativity and talents of hundreds of Southwest Florida children and their families. Downtown Followed by the Junior Coronation & Parade Awards 4:30 pm - 5:30pm Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center Crafts on the River Feb 19 & 20, 10 am - 5 pm Downtown River District is transformed into a craft lovers dream with exhibitors displaying their hand-crafts during the twoday Edison Festival event. 2022 5K Run Feb 19, 4 pm 1,400 participants + and thousands of spectators take over the streets of the Downtown River District. Register your team for this 3.1 mile race for fun! Campo Felice, 2500 Edwards Dr. Classic Car Show Feb 20, 10 am - 3 pm Hundreds of classic vehicles line Edwards Drive for a day of nostalgia and pride. Cruise in with your classic, browse others and meet the owners. Open to hot rods and classic cars. email: hotchilirods@aol.com The answers to many of your questions will be found at: https://www.edisonfestival.org/p/about/faqs Thomas Alva Edison earned global respect for his contributions in creating the modern world. Although he lived in New England most of his lifetime, Fort Myers became the beloved winter home to the inventor, establishing his winter retreat in Fort Myers when he built his winter home on the Caloosahatchee River in 1885 and spent many ‘snow bird’ seasons at his estate until his death in 1931. While in Fort Myers, Edison brought national recognition to what was then a small town, enticing other notables to relocate to the area. Thomas Edison believed in giving back to the community. His contributions and character hold an unequaled meaning for Southwest Florida and the Edison Festival of Light has become the premier winter event to celebrate his life. Edison & Ford Winter Estates - (239) 334-7419 www.edisonfestival.org