While many businesses continue to leave California for Texas and elsewhere, international shipping companies have been increasing their operations in Florida, with one launching a new service on the East Coast, and its first port in Florida, bypassing the West Coast and California ports. Sea Lead Shipping Pte Ltd, a privately owned global shipping line headquartered in Singapore, announced the launch of a new service linking ports in East Asia with ports on the East Coast of the United States – the first port being JAXPORT in Florida. Sea Lead Shipping “will be moving part of their operations from California to JAXPORT in order to bypass heavy congestion at the Port of Long Beach,” Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office announced. It will be “the first U.S. East Coast container service for the company and JAXPORT will serve as the last port of call on SeaLead’s Asia East Coast rotation, connecting Jacksonville to 4 locations in Asia.” The company’s Asia East Coast (AEC) service “will provide shippers with a reliable and timely service that avoids the port congestion that is hampering efficient service at many other ports,” it says. The AEC service will be served by four ships with an average capacity of 6,100 TEUs. The new AEC service begins March 7, with the first sailing from Nansha. JAXPORT’s Blount Island Terminal will receive its first ships in May 2022. Sea Lead Managing Director Cho Kit Wei said, “Port congestion has been a challenge for everyone recently and the AEC will allow us to service ports that are more efficient for our customers. We are confident that the market and our partners will respond well to the service, and we look forward to Florida became the first state Monday to recommend that healthy children not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in revised guidance last month recommended that nearly all children age 5 and older get Pfizer’s COVID-19 shot that's available through Emergency Use Authorization. It recommends that children ages 12 and older also get a booster shot. But Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, state Surgeon General Dr. Joseph Ladapo and many physicians and epidemiologists disagree, arguing any COVID-19 vaccine mandates imposed on children are unethical. At a 90-minute roundtable discussion held in West Palm Beach, they discussed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that his wife, First Lady Casey DeSantis, is cancer free. The announcement comes nearly four months to the day that he first announced she was diagnosed with breast cancer Oct. 4. In a video message, the governor said, “After going through both treatment and surgery for breast cancer, she is now considered cancer free. All of you who have given thoughts and prayers to my family and my wife, thank you. It’s lifted her spirits and made a tremendous difference. “For all the women out there who are going through breast cancer right now – you can overcome this. I know it’s very difficult, but my wife is proof positive, and this is the exact type of news we had hoped for. She still has more to do, but I’m confident From Island to Bay, News on the Level Volume 7 Issue 22 March 11, 2022 - March 17, 2022 Right... All Along Cont. pg 6 Cont. pg 6 Florida Recommends Healthy Children Do Not Receive COVID-19 Vaccine Production@sunbaypaper.com www.TheSunBayPaper.com Cont. pg. 5 First Lady DeSantis is Cancer Free Shipping Companies to Move From California to Florida’s Open Ports
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The Sun Bay Paper Page 3 March 11, 2022 - March 17, 2022 Even with our digital devices, many of us still have a box with handwritten recipe cards we keep in the kitchen and pull out when it’s time to bake Grandma’s famous chocolate chip cookies. But paper cards can disintegrate over time, so if you want to protect them from splatters and spills without using non-ecofriendly lamination, try hairspray. Just spray a light coating of hair spray on the cards and let them dry. It’ll give a protective coating that will help prevent grease, water or any food stains from destroying the cards. Reed diffusers are an easy way to add natural scent to a room without burning candles or spraying artificial fragrances. But buying new diffusers -- the vial of oil, the container and reeds, and all the packaging -- can be wasteful and expensive. Instead, buy a refill oil and use it in an old waterproof vase with a handful of Chinese takeout bamboo chopsticks as the reeds. You’ll save a lot of money and get the same effect. Keep frozen food cold longer by doing this simple trick: Line the inside of your reusable bag with bubble wrap. Simply cut sheets of bubble wrap the size of the inside of the tote bag and safety pin them in place. The bubble wrap will help insulate the inside of the bag, keeping it cooler. When the bubble wrap deflates over time, unpin it and replace with a fresh sheet. Colder Longer A slow computer is not always the result of viruses or lack of memory on the hard drive. Sometimes, it can be a surge protector that the computer and all of the additional computer accessories are plugged into. Surge protectors are necessary to help prevent damaging electrical surges to your computer, but they, too, can wear out in about three years. To test if your surge protector is the reason for the slowdown, simply swap it out with a different one and run your computer. Slow Computer Overnight shipping may get your package there in a jiffy, but it takes a tremendous amount of fuel (not to mention money) to make it happen. If it doesn’t absolutely, positively have to be there overnight, opt for ground shipping, which uses more fuel-efficient trucks to move packages. One insider tip? If you ground ship between major cities that are close to each other, the chances are it will still arrive the next day at the much cheaper ground shipping price. Packages shipped between Philadelphia and New York City or Los Angeles and San Francisco almost always arrive the next day this way. Shipping Cost Whenever you can cut back on paper usage, no matter how small, it adds up over time. Select “no receipt” at the ATM machine when you withdraw cash. Don’t print out a boarding pass at home for your airline flight when you can send the boarding pass straight to your smartphone. Email yourself your grocery list instead of jotting it down on paper and read it off your phone instead. Small paperless decisions definitely add up. Cut Back Paper If you’re in the market for some new kitchen appliances and you don’t want to pay full price, don’t overlook Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. This is a growing chain of stores that accepts lightly used construction, renovation and home improvement products from DIYers, contractors and even building supply manufacturers to resell instead of tossing in landfills. You often can find almost-new appliances there at a fraction of the cost, from scratchand-dent to items homeowners changed their mind about. All appliances are less than five years old and in good working condition. New Appliances Chopsticks Recipe Cards
The Goal of the Extreme Left, “DEMOCRAPS”, has been to overthrow our Constitution... and after decades of searching, they found SOMEONE Dumb enough to try and ELECTED HIM THE 44TH PRESIDENT… ENTER Barack HUSSEIN Obama, a complete fraud, my opinion! A man who wouldn’t know the truth, if it hit him in the head! THE REASON IS THIS… Hussein Obama is actually ruining… I mean… running, the country through Joe (Howdy Doody) Biden! Joe Biden is not directing anything. He was a moron before he lost all sense of reason to whatever he is suffering from. Those close to him should be ashamed of themselves, starting with his wife, for allowing Obama to do what they all know, he is doing! How much wealth do YOU and your junkie son Hunter need, Jill? Obama is not only making a fool out of him but has truly made a Criminal out of him! Biden’s acts, while in office, are nothing short of Criminal Negligence, Sabotage, Espionage and Treason. The Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Dyslexia…whatever the poor guy is suffering from will not save him…be an excuse…nor keep him out of jail! When more people start dying …there will be no excuses that will be acceptable! Why don’t one of you, close to the situation, ask that phony, Obama why he didn’t open the Borders to over two million good, bad and the ugly…in one year?? Don’t you think that if Obama’s “FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE TO AMERICA” is to overturn our government and change it to Socialism; that it’s Treason? I’m pretty certain that there are no Amendments to the Constitution that allow Socialism…fact is, the word Socialism is never even mentioned. I did find many Amendments that prohibit Socialism…the 1st,4th, 6th, 14th and more! I’ve addressed that, many times throughout Obama’s 8 years of trying to destroy our Constitutional Republic…but many of you Democrats would not listen…maybe when your bank account is empty…you will believe! Still don’t believe? Then read the Bills your leader is trying to pass, to gain control of your currency, convert it to Bitcoins and control all your spending! By publishing documents Obama produced…and by explanations mostly by investigators from the Maricopa County Sheriff’s forensic experts and, well known experts retained by the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, we learned that not one Document, of the many Obama himself, put forth, to prove his natural born status…was determined to be authentic…not one! Why is that so important? First, to become President, you must be a naturally born US Citizen, and be able to prove it! Second …and more important…it reveals the very foundation of a person’s persona…either you are honest or dishonest…if you can lie about your birthplace and Citizenship to become President of the US…and provide counterfeit documents (each a Felony, by the way) you will lie about anything! That’s my opinion. We the people, don’t have to prove he is not natural born…he had to prove he IS…and he did not because he cannot, because he is not…it’s that simple!!! He has no authentic, verified, Birth Certificate…and every document he personally put forth as proof has been forensically declared, counterfeit, by real, authentic, forensic labs including the Vatican’s Forensic Documents/Paintings laboratories. Obama’s Grand Mother and brother say he was born in what is now called Kenya, and Grandma swears she witnessed his birth. Does your Grandma and brother know where you were born? His Selective Service Card which, by law, must be filed on your 18th birthday…it, has been factually determined to be altered (the date stamp used was not in use, at that time) …also the dates before and after Obama’s, were dated correctly…his Social Security Numbers(3), were phony, as is his current SSN! His current SSN belonged to a man from Connecticut who died in 1982! Actual Social Security Numbers can ONLY be reissued to the original owner, period, no exceptions…that’s why, whenever you ask for Credit, your SSN is required! Even his religion claimed, Christian, is a lie, in my opinion! Islam is NOT a religion, it is a way of life with State and Church combined and the State directing all facets of a Muslim’s life…when to pray, how many times, how many wives, how to discipline nonbelievers in Islam! In America, our Constitution, in the very1st, Amendment, demands the separation of Church and State! You cannot believe in our Constitution and the Koran at the same time! Obama’s book of faith is the Koran! That is Islamic law and our Christian, Rule of Law is the Constitution, which prohibits a leader from telling his people what religion they must believe in…or become an Infidel! The Sun Bay Paper Page 4 March 11, 2022 - March 17, 2022 The Right Side Criminal Negligence, Sabotage, Espionage and Treason Cont. pg 16
developing strong partnerships on this trade lane.” The announcement comes after months of an aggressive marketing campaign by Florida officials, several years of investments in Florida ports and infrastructure, and a specific invitation by DeSantis last October for companies to move their operations to Florida ports. Last October, DeSantis announced that Florida seaports had open capacity and could meet holiday demand, while other seaports across the country were struggling with logjams. He made the invitation at JAXPORT, stating that JAXPORT, Port Everglades, Port Tampa Bay and Port Panama City all had availability to handle more cargo. “Year after year we continue to invest in our seaports, in infrastructure and in workforce education to make sure our supply chain is resilient,” DeSantis said. “I’m especially proud of Florida’s seaports. They are crown jewels in our state. While other U.S. ports are just now announcing around-theclock operations, in Florida many of our ports are used to serving Florida farmers, families and businesses with 24-hour operations.” To sweeten the deal, JAXPORT announced it was offering incentives to any company that chose to bring its business to the port. Since then, several companies have contacted JAXPORT about shifting their business to Florida, many citing DeSantis’ invitation. The Florida Ports Council also aggressively ramped up its marketing strategies in the second half of 2021, encouraging cargo ships stuck in congested and delayed California seaports to change shipping lanes and divert to Florida ports. Florida officials last weekend attended a conference in California inviting cargo ship companies to come to Florida. Leaders from the Florida Ports Council, JAXPORT, Port Everglades, PortMiami, Port Tampa Bay and Port Manatee highlighted Florida’s seaport vessel capabilities, equipment capacity and 24/7 supply chain efficiencies. Within one week, Sea Lead Shipping announced it was moving part of its operations from Port of Long Beach, California, to JAXPORT. Sea Lead Shipping’s new service is initially expected to bring 400-500 loaded containers to be discharged at JAXPORT and will bring in $400,000 in new revenue. Florida has recently broken cargo container records, seen new shipping lines calling on Florida ports, and has successfully shifted cargo that would typically call on West Coast ports to the Sunshine State. JAXPORT CEO Eric Green said that Sea Lead Shipping’s decision to call on JAXPORT, “and the jobs and economic impact it brings to Jacksonville, is a direct result of the dedication and foresight of our elected officials who have invested in a deeper channel and infrastructure upgrades to enable JAXPORT to serve a wider variety of vessels.” Since 2019, Florida has invested nearly $1 billion into its seaports to ensure they have the capacity to serve as much cargo as possible, and prioritized infrastructure investments in roadways to ensure capability of handling freight movements. In his 2022-2023 proposed budget, DeSantis directed $10.4 billion toward Florida’s transportation infrastructure. The funding will enable Florida seaports to double capacity of cargo containers they receive from 4 million to 8 million containers a year. Florida’s seaports are a major economic driver, supporting 900,000 direct and indirect jobs, and contributing almost $118 billion to the state’s economy through cargo and cruise activities, the Florida Ports Council says. JAXPORT and Port Everglades, two of Florida’s 15 seaports, began experiencing increases in cargo ships calling on their ports last year in an effort to avoid port congestions elsewhere. Port Everglades saw 11% growth year over year and is up more than 25% year to date. At Port Manatee, the first quarter of 2022 showed a 15% increase in short tons. Wood products, which normally go into California, have been coming to Port Manatee instead. PortMiami recorded its busiest cargo year in its history, up almost 18% over last year with most of the additional cargo attributed to imports coming from Asia, which would normally go into California. Port Tampa container tonnage increased by 14% in the first quarter of 2022. It saw huge jumps in building materials with steel up 122% and lumber up 160%. Bethany Blankley The Center Square The Sun Bay Paper Page 5 March 11, 2022 - March 17, 2022 Shipping Companies Move to Florida’s Open Ports It's been close to two years since Congress closed its doors to the public to slow the spread of COVID-19. While states and local governments are discarding their COVID-19 rules and shutdowns, the U.S. Capitol remains off-limits to the general public. With most Americans back at work, eating out and gathering in large crowds, it's time for Congress to join the party and welcome the American people into "The People's House," not float the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as reason to keep the public outside. Toward that end, Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., introduced a resolution to reopen the Capitol Building by April 4. "It's time for Capitol Hill to return to normal," Hagerty wrote in The Tennessean. "The openness of the halls of Congress and public participation in the legislative process have always been the hallmarks of American democracy, which is why this inexplicable lockdown must end." Senate Democrats held up the resolution at first but then joined Republicans and passed the measure by unanimous consent. At the moment, visitors must go through a senator's or member's office to be escorted inside the building. The House has not passed such a measure. "This is not a facile issue," Mark B. Harkins of the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University told me. "Absolutely we should have the Capitol open for people to see," Harkins added. "It's a democracy, and we need to see our members in their working environment. However, we need to make sure that we do it in a way that is safe for all, including visitors, the staff and members." He fears a repeat riot. The halls of power used to be clogged with students on a pilgrimage to Washington and activists flitting from one office to the next trying to push or kill legislation. Now those halls are essentially "appointment only." Lobbyists can't lobby in the lobbies. Staffers have tried to make up for the vacuum with resources like visitthecapitol.gov that provide virtual tours, but that's not enough. "No one will downplay the seriousness of what happened" on Jan. 6, 2021, wrote Paul Miller, chairman of the National Institute for Lobbying & Ethics, "but even after 9/11, Capitol Hill reopened quickly." Note to readers: Lobbyists don't just represent the causes you hate; they also include activists in service of causes you support. The Capitol Police are shortstaffed to the tune of about 400 officers, U.S. Capitol Police Chief Tom Manger recently told Fox News. The workforce is comprised of more than 2,300 officers and civilians. Hagerty is open to a roll-out plan with a reduced number of entrances while staffing is low. There is talk of using the National Guard and private security guards to augment Capitol Police, as well as limiting the number of entrances open to the public until staffing hits the mark. Safety? That was the reason House Democrats held onto their mask mandate until they realized how bad they would look wearing masks at President Joe Biden's March 1 State of the Union address. "Last year, COVID-19 kept us apart," Biden told lawmakers that night. "This year, we are finally together again." Together? Hail. Hail. The gang's all here -- but the gang doesn't include the rest of us chickens. Debra J. Saunder The People's House -- Without the People Cont from pg 1
Cont from pg 1 Lady DeSantis Cancer Free Healthy Children And The COVID-19 Vaccine The Sun Bay Paper Page 6 how politicians and “the medical establishment have continually ignored data, instead choosing to stoke fear and push for lockdowns and mask mandates in their fruitless attempts to ‘stop the spread.’” “Over the past two years, the data has shown us what works and what doesn’t work. It is long past time to stop the ‘COVID theater,’” DeSantis said. “In Florida, we told the truth, we let the data drive our response, and we let Floridians make decisions for themselves and their children. As a result, Florida is in a better spot than states who used fearmongering and mandates." Florida was the first state to lift mandates during the pandemic, and the state legislature passed a bill, which DeSantis signed into law, to ban COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates. The state Health Department two weeks ago announced new COVID-19 guidelines to empower health care practitioners “to follow science, not [Dr. Anthony] Fauci’s status quo.” And last week, DeSantis called on the state legislature to pass a bill to protect healthcare workers’ freedom of speech and ability to offer COVID-19-related treatments. Ladapo said Florida “has continued to stay ahead of the federal government by following sound science – not coercion. Scientific debate takes place in a public forum – it is not hidden in federal bureaucracy. We need to get back to living – not hiding in fear.” One key speaker at the roundtable, the inventor of the mNRA technology used by Pfizer and Moderna in the COVID-19 shots, was Dr. Robert Malone. “There is no justification for mandating vaccines for children, full stop,” Malone, who’s warned about the health effects the shots could pose, said. “We're of the strong opinion that if there is risk, there must be choice. As far as we're concerned, there is no medical emergency now, and there is therefore no justification for the declaration of medical emergency and the suspension of rights that has occurred with that reupping of the medical emergency by the executive branch." Dr. Martin Kulldorff, scientific director at the Brownstone Institute, added, “If you have had immunity, you don't need vaccines, and that by itself sort of reduces any argument for having a vaccine mandate or vaccine passports. But for children who haven't had COVID, the question was, we don't know to what extent it helps, up against death and serious disease. “Right now, … the benefits of vaccinating children are very small. We know that there's a risk of myocarditis for young boys and young men, but also for girls. There might be other adverse reactions that we don't know about yet. So, for children, the benefits we know are at best, very small and we don't know what the risk benefit ratio is. I think under those circumstances, it’s unethical to mandate vaccinations for children.” In response, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters, "Let me just note that we know the science. We know the data and what works and what is the most, what the most effective steps are protecting people of a range of ages from hospitalization and even death. It's deeply disturbing that there are politicians peddling conspiracy theories out there and casting doubt on vaccinations, when it is our best tool against the virus and the best tool to prevent even teenagers from being hospitalized.” Numerous studies also have shown the detrimental effects lockdowns have had on children. Dr. Sunetra Gupta, professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at the University of Oxford, said, “Right from the start, everyone, all the powers that be were saying that these measures, lockdowns and other restrictions, will work. But the truth is we didn't know whether they would work or indeed what the purpose would be, even if they did work, where was that taking us? “The one thing we did know was that the measures we were proposing to implement lockdowns and other restrictions would have enormous cost,” he added. “That was the one thing we were certain about. And yet that's what we went ahead and did. “So we inverted the precautionary principle of trying to minimize harm by doing the one thing that we knew would cause harm. Now we can say the benefit of hindsight is that the measures, in fact, didn't do very much to slow down the spread and what we do see very sadly is that what we knew right at the start that these measures would cause harm that has in fact unfolded in front of us.” Bethany Blankley The Center Square March 11, 2022 - March 17, 2022 Incidents of Violence Against Gig Workers on the Rise Rideshare groups are dealing with a disturbing trend of violence against gig workers in Illinois and many other states across the rest of the country. A new rideshare driver safety hub has opened up in the Chicago area and more could pop up around the state and country. Officials say the office in Park Ridge will offer legal support, safety and health resources, and a support network for drivers who have experienced trauma. Lenny Sanchez, director of the Illinois Independent Drivers Guild, said incidents of violence against gig drivers are out of control !! “I say it is at Crisis Level, which is the best way that I can describe it,” Sanchez said. “We have met hundreds and hundreds of drivers that have been assaulted at gunpoint, their vehicle shot at by being lured in by the application.” Lyft received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019. Lyft released the figures nearly two years after Uber put out a similar report that showed more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported within the U.S. in 2018. Just last summer, an Uber driver died after being shot in the head in Cicero. Joe Schelstraete, a 38-year-old driver, picked up four armed men who used the Uber app to hail him. Sanchez said the violence is forcing drivers to take action to protect themselves. “Before, drivers used to occasionally carry a firearm but now it is a very common thing,” Sanchez said. “We’ve seen drivers that we met that are wearing bulletproof vests.” To improve safety, Sanchez is asking drivers to submit a selfie that would be shared with the app in case of a crime to be later used as evidence. Kevin Bessler The Center Square she’s going to make a full recovery. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.” First Lady Casey DeSantis, said, "There are no words to express how truly blessed, grateful and humbled I am to hear the words cancer free. To those who are in the fight, know there is hope. Have faith and stay strong." The announcement comes a month after she completed her last chemotherapy treatment in January. In the state legislature, as budget negotiations begin, the Senate is poised to spend $100 million a year on a cancer-research program, and Senate Health and Human Services Appropriations Chairman Aaron Bean, R-Fernandina Beach, wants to name it after the first lady. He’s proposed calling it the “Casey DeSantis Cancer Research Program.” The House has proposed spending $37.77 million, WUSF Public Media reports, and the two chambers appear to be at an impasse on this and other spending items. According to 2017 data, breast cancer was the second-most diagnosed cancer behind lung and bronchus cancer in Florida, according to the state Health Department. According to statecancerprofiles.cancer.gov, which tracks cancer by state and type, from 2014-2018, there were 120 cases of female breast cancer per 100,000 residents, slightly less than the national average of 124 per 100,000. The highest number of cases reported was in Union County, followed by St. Johns and Duval counties. Counties with rising numbers of cases are Highlands, Columbia, Franklin and Osceola. Counties with declining numbers of cases are Martin, Flagler, Orange, Okaloosa, Gasden, and Monroe, according to the analysis. The data is based on incidence rates (cases per 100,000 population per year) and is age-adjusted to the 2000 U.S. standard population. Bethany Blankley The Center Square Cont from pg 1
Hip pain can range from occasional tightness to serious pain that makes it difficult to sleep causing pain when turning over in bed. Ongoing pain in the hip can eventually affect how you walk. Often, you’ll see someone who has been suffering with pain in the hip area for an extended period of time walking in a forwardbent manner or with a limp. Massage therapy can help to relieve pain in the hips. Tight hip rotators can place unnecessary stress on the joint between your pelvis and sacrum known as the sacroiliac joint. … Keeping your hip rotators flexible supports your spine and helps prevent injuries. Massaging the muscles involved in hip rotation can help reduce tightness. Massage therapy is very beneficial in controlling chronic pain and the difficulties with limited movement of the hip joint. Massage therapy helps in promoting the recovery process from hip injury and helps in strengthening the muscle tissue which leads to prevention of reinjury in the future. Hip Surgery Pain is a common thing to experience after hip surgery, including massage in your recovery plan can not only help you deal with post-operative pain but can also help increase range of motion and overall comfort. Many patients experience residual sensitivity and/or pain caused by skin tightening and contraction of muscles and fascia. Using soft tissue techniques, massage therapy is able to relieve the tension on the soft tissue surrounding the affected area and relive nerve pain. Everyone is unique, ask your doctor how soon after surgery they recommend you seek post operative massage care. Many hip replacement patients continue to experience pain and/or soft-tissuebased movement restrictions long after their surgeries have fully healed. For these older, healed hip replacements (approximately one year or more after surgery), massage can be a great help with longer-term recovery and maintenance of mobility. However, these massages must be custom tailored to each client, stretching is very gradually introduced to the replaced hip, while using techniques intent on keeping the tissues around the joint long, easy, and mobile, rather than trying to deeply stretch the artificial joint itself. Massage Therapy Can Help Relieve Hip Pain Pain in the hip area can be relieved by massage therapy. Massage can help to increase mobility in hip movement, relieve pain and stress on the hip joint itself, and help facilitate better pelvic/hip movement. In the next issues we will look at specific causes associated with hip and low back pain, like Sciatica, Piriformis, Syndrome, Hip Bursitis, Hip Labrum Tear for a few examples Armando’s is well known for their massage, located at 2101 Estero Blvd on Fort Myers Beach. in the same location and family owned for over 21 years You can reach them at: 239-483-1200, go to: www.armandosdayspa.com Search “Best Massage” on the web. March 11, 2022 - March 17, 2022 Dear Doctor: The 7-year-old in our family has discovered yawns are "catching," and he just loves it when he can get his daddy to start yawning, too. Of course, now he wants to know why, but even after looking online, we're not sure of the answer. Does anyone really understand yawning? Dear Reader: True confession -- reading your question triggered a yawn. (OK, two.) That's not unusual, as it's estimated that for well over half of us, yawns are contagious. In a study at Duke University, a video of people yawning had close to 70 percent of the 328 participants doing the same during the threeminute showing, some as many as 15 times. Lest we think this is a humans-only phenomenon, contagious yawning is also a hallmark of chimpanzees and a group of primates known as Old World monkeys. And as dog owners can attest (yes, there are studies into this as well), it's a trait also shared by many of our canine companions. So why do we yawn and why are they catching? Though these questions have tantalized scientists, philosophers and all of us yawners for millennia, we're still short on definitive answers. As far back as 400 B.C., Hippocrates pondered the origins of the spontaneous yawn. That is, a yawn that occurs without the prompt of someone else's yawn. He associated it with a general reflex to cool the body, which turns out to be a decent guess. Other theories put forth to explain the spontaneous yawn have included drowsiness, boredom, weariness and empathy. More recently, researchers have come to see potential for the yawn to be used as a diagnostic marker of neurological disease. To that end, there's now a specially designed yawning susceptibility scale to measure exactly how prone someone is to "catching" a yawn. In recent years, researchers have identified a link between temperature and yawning, thus giving Hippocrates' theory from 2,000-plus years ago a nice boost. In one study, 120 pedestrians selected at random during both hot and cold weather were found to "catch" a yawn more frequently within a certain window of warmer temperatures. In another experiment, researchers were able to affect the rate of both spontaneous and contagious yawning with the use of cold and hot packs. Variables like the person's sex or age, how much they had slept the night before, time they spent outdoors, humidity and the season of the year didn't influence their yawning behavior. Last year, researchers in England found a connection between spontaneous yawning and the primary motor cortex, a region of the brain that takes a lead role in generating the messages that initiate our physical movement. They also discovered that trying not to yawn actually increases the sense of needing to yawn. According to the researchers, these findings may help shine a light on conditions associated with impulse control, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder or Tourette's syndrome. Thus far, research into yawning has added tantalizing bits and pieces of information about a simple action with complex origins. That's why, despite your best efforts at research, a definitive answer eluded you. Chances are, though, you yawned while reading this column. And if he was in the room with you, so did your 7-year-old. Do You Suffer From Hip Pain? Massage Therapy May Help ASK THE DOCTORS Try Not to Yawn While Reading This 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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SCOTUS Needs to Clarify the Line Between Doctors and Drug Dealers: Patients Suffer When Physicians Who Prescribe Opioids in Good Faith Can Face Decades in Prison Xiulu Ruan, a board-certified Alabama pain specialist, was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for prescribing opioid analgesics "outside the usual course of professional medical practice." According to the appeals court that upheld his conviction, it did not matter whether he sincerely believed he was doing what a physician is supposed to do. That ruling, which is the focus of a case the Supreme Court heard on Tuesday, conflates negligence with criminal liability, invites the Drug Enforcement Administration to usurp state medical regulators and encourages prosecutions that have a chilling effect on pain treatment. If it is allowed to stand, doctors who already face intense pressure to curtail opioid prescriptions will be even more inclined to elevate drug control above pain control. Ruan's trial featured the usual battle of experts. Defense witnesses portrayed him as a conscientious physician doing his best to serve patients in dire need, while prosecution witnesses portrayed him as careless and blind to "red flags" indicating abuse or diversion of the drugs he prescribed. Some of this disagreement stemmed from dueling interpretations of Ruan's practices and lapses. Some of it stemmed from ongoing debates on issues such as the risks and benefits of long-term opioid therapy for chronic pain and, more generally, how to balance patients' needs against the government's demand that physicians prevent misuse of pain medication. That demand puts doctors in a difficult position since pain cannot be objectively verified. If they trust their patients, some people will take advantage of that trust; if they reflexively treat their patients with suspicion, some people will suffer needlessly from pain that could have been relieved safely and effectively. The threat of regulatory sanctions and malpractice lawsuits already forces clinicians to weigh the risk to their licenses and livelihoods if they make questionable prescribing decisions. The threat of criminal prosecution ups the ante because it means that doctors also can lose their liberty if they make decisions that the DEA, a law enforcement agency with no medical expertise, views as medically inappropriate. Criminal penalties traditionally are reserved for people who knowingly break the law. But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit has held that a physician's "good faith belief that he dispensed a controlled substance in the usual course of his professional practice is irrelevant" to the question of whether he violated the Controlled Substances Act. Based on that reading of the law, the 11th Circuit rejected Ruan's argument that he was entitled to a jury instruction precluding a guilty verdict if the evidence indicated that he honestly thought his prescriptions were "for a legitimate medical purpose" and that he was "acting in the usual course of his professional practice," as required by CSA regulations. As the appeals court saw it, Ruan could be sent to prison for decades even if he unintentionally fell short of those ambiguous standards. Doctors defending themselves against CSA charges in other circuits face obstacles that are nearly as daunting. In a case that was consolidated with Ruan's, the trial court told the jury that good faith "connotes an attempt to act in accordance with what a reasonable physician should believe to be proper medical practice." While that standard might make sense in a malpractice lawsuit, it falls short of the culpability that is usually required for a criminal conviction. Worse, when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit considered the same case, it held that good faith, however defined, does not matter in deciding whether a prescription was written in "the usual course of professional practice," which must be determined "objectively." As two health law professors note in a brief supporting Ruan's appeal, uncertainty about which practices may provoke federal prosecution hurts patients as well as physicians. It provides yet another reason to turn away or abandon patients who already are suffering from the indiscriminate crackdown on pain medication, sacrificing their welfare on the altar of the war on drugs. The Sun Bay Paper Page 8 March 11, 2022 - March 17, 2022 Letters To The Editor Guest Editorial PHONE: (239) 267-4000 MAIL: 16970 San Carlos Blvd. #160, Ft Myers, Fl 33908 E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org WEBSITE & DIGITAL VERSION: http://www.sunbaypaper.com The Sun Bay Paper To the Editor. Thanks Biden for all you've done to destroy this country. You are the reason why we are where we are today. The world leaders see your weakness why do you think Putin acted now? You have made the United States an easy target. Personally I am sick and tired of suffering at your hands. None of this has to do with Russia. it's all about the "great reset" AKA NWO that Biden has been talking about. I believe everyone warned this would happen if the Democrats won the Election.... and it did indeed happen. You can't blame it on the war in Ukraine either, this was all happening before Putin invaded. Let's be very clear. gas prices, inflation and supply chain issues were a problem long before Ukraine was invaded. These issues are a direct result of Biden, his failed policies and the Democrat agenda. Biden's Economy: 40 Year Record High Inflation, Gas Prices up 110%, Home Heating Cost projected to rise nearly 60%, Supply Chain Crisis, Labor Shortages. Statistically speaking The Worst President in the last 30 Years !!! Americans are first...Millions of people on SSI, SSA and VA Benefits are living WAY below Federal Poverty levels today. This is our Elderly, Children, Veterans and Disabled. Yet we have Billions of American tax dollars to help Ukrainians and zero to help Americans that are hurting daily with NO voice from BOTH Political Parties -Brandy Shoen To the Editor: I appreciate Paul Engel's thoughts and input on the Convention of States. He is correct saying "If they don't obey it now, what makes one think they will obey a new Constitution". No...The existing Constitution was written perfectly and only needs enforcing. One needs to fully understand the power it holds, and it's in your hands. I question those reading this to ask yourself; When was it that we the people (the sovereign) gave up our rights to "Create, define and limit the power of our federal servant?" The root of the problem lies with Americans ourselves. We have been remiss of our duties for 160 years. Before Lincoln's war, it was our duty to organize and maintain a Militia and Grand Jury. (Read Article 1.8.15&16). When we the people allowed the federal government to replace our Constitutional duty to create and oversee a "Constitutional Grand Jury" and a "Constitutional Militia" they, over time created a criminal cartel with the foxes guarding the hen house. They were given only 17 powers or duties they could hold in the Constitution. Since then, every office, three letter agency, organization or group they created, no matter how much you may benefit from it, is illegal, and uses FEAR to control you. It goes like this. The first three words of the Constitution states,- "WE THE PEOPLE" of the United States, in Order to form a perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. The power of the Constitution is a tool for citizens to maintain control over a government. That is the reason our forefathers fought for your independence. Again..."Why would a newly created country suddenly give up what they died for?" The deep state is older than you may realize. There are truths of our history that have been removed and hidden for decades. When it is no longer remembered, it will be like it was never there. Over time, they even stopped teaching true American history and civics in school. At this rate, the next upcoming generation will be brainwashed by global elitist and perverts. Where has common sense gone when people listen to the garbage of there being 130+ genders? Utter stupidity. I've heard so many declaring they are Patriots and complaining, but most people never have a solution to our problem. One has to look no further than the mirror. You can't sit back and "wait" for a change. The criminal cartel mentioned isn't going to change, but over time, if you do your Constitutional duty, you can bring change. The only viable solution and answer I have learned is through TacticalCivics™. It is the only full spectrum solution to repairing this Republic and bringing the criminals to justice. It is possible but you have to repent from doing nothing. Visit: TacticalCivics.com/video Come see what a difference you can make and be a part of changing history for the good of America. These true Patriots are taking up the sword of justice and restoring what God ordained... peacefully, but in a very powerful way. --Bruce Gillikin Quote of the Week “ You can’t wait until life isn’t hard anymore, before you decide to be happy. - Nightbirde (Jane Marczewski) There is too much news about the war already, so we decided not to comment on that here. there is a thin line betewen medical care and abusive prescribing. Unfortunately bad apples can spoil a whole bunch. .................................................
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The Sun Bay Paper Page 10 March 11, 2022 - March 17, 2022 Is This The New Norm? For decades mankind has been avoiding another “Big One” - another world war. Years ago, I watched a short “art” film focused on achieving wartime “solutions” without nuclear annihilation. On screen, two old men met in a garden. Off came their suit coats, and they commenced comical fistto-fist combat for world domination. Right there, next to the tomato plants, the destiny of the world was being decided. Winner takes all. I wasn’t impressed by the short movie’s plausibility. In a more recent video, warfare was conducted using computers. Programmers from feuding countries perched behind screens while their programs encountered each other. Quietly, battle by battle, a winner was decided, damage assessed, and the spoils of war printed out in triplicate. The implication was that each side was bound by agreement to allocate the computed damage and fatalities to the real world. That would make a great Twilight Zone episode. Forgive me for those examples. They’re simplistic and very silly. But the productions were intended as sincere expressions of antiwar sentiment. In the real world, alliances have formed which create high levels of military power. NATO is an example. And after decades of development, enough nuclear weapons exist to result in worldwide destruction if we had all-out warfare. If armed conflict is inevitable, how can we prepare ourselves to avoid mass annihilation? Given the reality of possible annihilation, and with the tools of war at the ready, it seems like the leading world powers have just been staring at each other. For decades, Russia’s Putin threatened specific actions, but no one believed him, or didn’t want to listen. But Putin was serious. He even acted in the past with repercussion. For months, Russia has been slowly building up military strength along the Ukrainian border. In February, Ukraine was attacked. Russia began aggressively destroying anything and anybody, including civilian targets – even maternity hospitals. Despite incredible Ukrainian push back, the destruction and killing has been brutal, even genocidal. Fortunately, NATO allies decided they couldn’t directly engage Russian advances over these battle fields because of the extreme risk of escalation and nuclear retaliation. That alternative is no longer available. Among all the confusion, military strategists and political leaders may have stumbled on the nature of future world wars. Wartime protocols and strategies may be evolving before our eyes. Russia’s tyrannical leader chose Ukraine as a killing field for genocide and eventual domination of its natural resources, agricultural production, or technical capabilities. Because of the brutality and the worldwide shock wave, the Russia invasion qualifies as a “world war.” Any dramatic escalation could result in the use of nuclear weapons. Therefore, direct conflict between nuclear powers must be avoided. That’s the rational behavior that NATO is trying to exercise. The new model for a “world war” recognizes that situations like this are inevitable and must be carefully managed. Earning the label “world war” now and in the future will depend more on the worldwide impact of the conflict, than on the total landmass or number of countries involved. And given the likely limited purpose of each event, i.e., the domination and control of a specific valuable geographical area, it’s likely future battlefields will tend to be limited in size. Once conventional warfare is inevitable, the primary goal must be to avoid direct conflict of between nuclear powers. A responsible nuclear power can be most effective by supplying conventional weapons support to their embattled allies, as NATO is trying to “figure out” for this Ukraine situation. Our process is sloppy so we must improve quickly. We’re watching and dealing with a situation we’ll see again. Goal number one is to avoid nuclear conflict. Right behind that is to make the tyrants of the world own the situations they create. As we’re seeing, non-military weapons are available that can be used to accomplish this. Right now, one of our biggest deficits is being prompt and decisive. We can’t always “wait and see.” What we’re experiencing is a glimpse of future international conflict. “Bad guys” will always be with us. It behooves us to pay attention and be prepared. We must be independent in our energy supplies and weaponry development. We can’t let other issues cloud out immediate existential threats. myslantonthings.com Steve Bakke, Fort Myer Small Businesses Concerned as Job Openings Hit Record Two more economic markers Wednesday raised concerns about the state of the U.S. economy, even as gas prices rise, inflation soars, and the invasion of Ukraine further threatens the supply chain. The National Federation of Independent Businesses released a report Wednesday showing that small businesses have become increasingly concerned about their future. "In February, the NFIB Optimism Index decreased by 1.4 points to 95.7, the second consecutive month below the 48-year average of 98," the group said. "Twenty-six percent of owners reported that inflation was their single most important problem in operating their business, a four-point increase since December and the highest reading since the third quarter of 1981." Inflation remains chief among those concerns after the Consumer Price Index has shown for months the most significant price increases in about 40 years. “Inflation continues to be a problem on Main Street, leading more owners to raise selling prices again in February,” NFIB Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg said. “Supply chain disruptions and labor shortages also remain problems, leading to lower earnings and sales for many.” The report found that “the net percent of owners raising average selling prices increased seven points to a net 68% ... a 48year record high reading.” Meanwhile, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new data Wednesday showing that there were 11.3 million open jobs for the month of January, another new record high. That figure is more than the number of unemployed Americans, showing that many businesses are having trouble finding and keeping workers. “Job openings decreased in several industries, with the largest decreases in accommodation and food services (-288,000); transportation, warehousing, and utilities (- 132,000); and federal government (-60,000),” BLS said. “Job openings increased in other services (+136,000) and in durable goods manufacturing (+85,000).” NFIB’s report found this has become a major issue for small businesses. “Forty-eight percent of owners reported job openings that could not be filled, an increase of one point from January,” the report said. “Ninety-three percent of owners hiring or trying to hire reported few or no qualified applicants for their open positions.” Many small business owners also reported having trouble keeping certain items stocked because of the supply chain issues. “Thirty-seven percent of owners report that supply chain disruptions have had a significant impact on their business,” the report said. “Another 33% report a moderate impact and 21% report a mild impact. Only 8% of owners report no impact from the recent supply chain disruptions.” A minority of small business owners expect better business conditions in the next six months. “Price raising activity over the past 12 months has continued to escalate, reaching levels not seen since the early 1980s when prices were rising at double-digit rates,” the report said. Casey Harper-The Center Square Dr. Seuss expressed his puzzlement about war – in 1942.