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Saturday, 02 February 2019 07:59

WALLS, FENCES, DRONES, AND GUNS…

What is it? …it’s BORDER SECURITY, PRISON SECURITY, BUSINESS SECURITY, RESIDENTIAL SECURITY, PEACE OF MIND SECURITY.

Call it what you want, but it is what keeps people safe. It keeps people in, and it keeps people out. There is no substitute for it. Walls even block noise on our roadways…because it works!

Walls give us privacy. Walls hold back water, rock and mountains, and illegal aliens, in short …walls work!

Walls keep illegal aliens out and force people to a central place so that the men and women, who lay their lives on the line to protect you and me, can better focus on their front and not worry as much about their backs, because whoever put up these walls has their backs!

When someone says, “walls don’t work”, I would have to challenge the sanity of that person. Why would anybody in their right mind say such a foolish thing, I ask?don’t know the answer to that, other than to say, “She must be nuts or has an agenda that is different than protecting you and me”.

Those who own property on the Border who refuse to allow walls or fences on their property, in return for compensation; they could find that their “open area” becomes a gateway, large crossing for illegal aliens, smugglers and drug runners. Sort of a “welcome wagon” entrance! But, they probably won’t mind having MS13 members running through their yards on the Border, at night, while they sleep, with their families. I’m certain they won’t bother, rape or pillage…they’re probably very honorable and trustworthy MS13 members, anyway. So don’t you worry?!
I don’t know how the Government will handle Eminent Domain, but it should be fair. If I lived on the Southern Border (never would happen!), I would want the walls and fences, on my land for sure! In fact, I would pay for it myself (which I did around my business, as well as my home –2,000 feet of it).

 

RAID ON “TOP 10 FUGITIVE” ROGER STONE

On a different note…for the new FBI Director Wray — I understand that he has no prior law enforcement experience, no FBI experience, no arrest, no SWAT, and so forth experience, and must rely on those around him for advice. But, whoever they are …change it, now!! The FBI does not do, “Hollywood arrests” because if you do many arrests, as the old FBI used to do, sooner or later it will turn to shit. You NEVER allow any news media to film any arrests…period! Un-freaking believable…idiots, I swear! I hope he’s not still listening to McCabe and Strzok!

A couple of points, Mr. Director, with all due respect… if CNN appeared at the scene of “where an arrest is about to take place” before the Freaking arrest team (when J. Edgar Hoover, L. Patrick Gray, Judge Sessions, Judge Webster, et al. were FBI Directors), they would have ordered a full blown investigation to find the “leaker”, and we would find him!

The use of an FBI SWAT Team, on an obvious nonviolent subject/crime, when there is NO REASON to expect the type of trouble the FBI SWAT team is trained to handle, is an over-exaggerated, heavy-handed, farce, an abuse of power, and nothing short of shameful. You need to sit down with that idiot Mueller and put a stop to it. He was NEVER a lawman. Get some retired, former Criminal Agents (like Jim Kalstrom) on your team of advisors. You desperately need them! This should not have been an arrest (neither should the Manafort situation been an arrest)!

However, when it’s Hillary’s turn…do use the Team, cuffs (she’ll enjoy them), and hit it at 3 am. The public would be interested in who’s sleeping with whom at that house!

J.Gary DiLaura
FBI RED
Retired
Extremely 
Dangerous

Saturday, 02 February 2019 07:52

Most hated man in America

President Trump got some time off from being the Media's most hated man in America this week as they unleashed a hurricane of bad press on Howard Shultz for even considering running on an Independent ticked in 2020.

Three-year-old Casey Hathaway was found alive and well around 9 p.m. last Thursday night near his home in rural Craven County, North Carolina.

Casey was in relatively good health and spirits, according to law enforcement officials. The outcome of this missing child search is being described by many as a miracle. Investigators believe Casey spent nearly 55 hours in the elements.

Casey was located after a local neighbor called the tip line saying she heard a small child calling out. Casey was found about a quarter-mile from his last known location, his great-grandmother's house.

Casey spent two full nights out in the woods in the cold with scattered rain showers and little protection from the elements. Had the search not ended when it did, he would have had another cold night. Everyone is happy that Casey is home and reunited with his family.

Another positive outcome from this week was to see the multiple law enforcement agencies, local volunteers and prayers that were directed at the search and rescue operation.
Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes said last Friday morning that Casey went missing Tuesday afternoon, and shortly after, every major player was on the ground looking for Casey. That includes the FBI, Marines, officers and deputies from surrounding departments, planes, drones and dogs.

Eastern North Carolina residents may remember a similar but longer search in 2017 for Mariah Woods. The outcome of that search was horrific but the community support and the desire of local residents to help was staggering in both cases.

Thank you to all the agencies and the volunteers who spent hours and days in the woods in cold and wet weather to search for Casey. Thank you to all the churches and local businesses that supported the volunteers by bringing food, tables and other supplies to the volunteer staging area at a nearby church. One rescue volunteer even said that there was so much food and companionship that it felt like a Thanksgiving dinner.

"I'm just very thankful for the outpouring of support we got from the community," Sheriff Hughes said.

It’s nice to report some good news!
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Actually it’s been nice to report good news for a change, I’ll say it again, DeSantis has been very impressive, his challenge to lawmakers to “correct the mistakes” in the state’s medical marijuana program before the courts did, has already been met with results.

The same day DeSantis issued his call for legislation rather than litigation to “correct” the program’s “mistakes,” Sen. Gary Farmer, D-Fort Lauderdale, submitted Senate Bill 372, which would legalize smokable bud and expand access to medical marijuana.

On Monday, Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, filed SB 182, which would redefine the term “medical use” to include smoking.

The bill would also delete a provision that prohibits a medical marijuana treatment center from selling products like pipes, bongs or rolling papers.

Once the law is amended, the program will also get an administrative upgrade with newly-elected state Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried recently announcing she would appoint a “director of cannabis” to run it. That sounds like a fun job!

All kidding aside, I’m VERY impressed with our new Governor

 

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After attending an Engineering College and receiving a degree in Metallurgy and Chemistry, I became an FBI Agent under their science program.

By the 1970s, the US was in serious pollution trouble. Most States had factories and waste products. Those were the days that “dilution was the solution to pollution”…dump it in the lake! We desperately needed an Environmental Protection Agency and Federal Laws. On 12-2-70, President Richard Nixon, a Republican, created the EPA by EO! He directed the FBI to be the lead investigative Agency, US Attorneys to be the prosecutors, and gave the States the ability to enforce EPA regulations. I “accepted” the order to initiate the FBI Environmental Crimes Program for the Western District of NY, a 17 county area. There truly was a need as witnessed by the Love Canal, in my home town of Niagara Falls, NY. I had a personal interest! I attended EPA schools to learn the laws and then train other investigators. Congress passed numerous Hazardous Waste laws sometimes referred to as the big 8 laws: RECRA, CIRCLA, CLEAN AIR, CLEAN WATER, TSCA and many more. I worked very closely with the NY Dept of Conservation (DEC) as they were… the “EPA”  …in NY and also enforced the EPA regulations. There was virtually no EPA presence in NY in the late 1970s! DEC did their job then and probably does now!

We investigated illegal dumping of “toxic” waste, and I drew up several Search Warrants and obtained the first “Federal” Conviction for Environmental Crimes in western NY and closed one Hazardous Waste Disposal Facility. I drew up the affidavits, the AUSA drew up the warrants, and we executed them. For many years the EPA provided an essential service. HOWEVER — things have changed! We even executed a Search Warrant on the West Valley Nuclear Cleanup site, and I was happy to report that the contractors on site were performing well over and above the minimum safety requirements and laws!

Barack Obama began using the EPA as a law making agency instead of a regulatory agency, using his attack on fossil fuels as his cannon, when his Democrat Congress refused to pass “Cap and Trade”. Cap and Trade is a permit to pollute as long as you pay! The EPA was doing more harm to our economy than good for the environment! They over-regulated to the point that they have made doing business in the US too expensive for manufacturers who produce waste and CO2, which is all manufacturers.

They have chased our jobs to 3rd world countries that have NO EPAs, NO hazardous waste laws, NO “lead paint” law, NO OSHA laws, NO labor laws…so we are buying products, made in countries that violate everything we spent billions to clean up, and at the expense of our work force and THE ENVIRONMENT !!!!!

That is insane, to say the least, but it has been proven to be the way Democrat leaders like, Schumer, Pelosi, Obama and Gore think!

It’s time to turn ALL EPA functions over to the States which are doing EPA’s job anyway and close the doors on EPA completely. Their budget back then was 15 billion a year!!! They did their job well with help of the FBI and many State Environmental Agencies, until they were forced to create laws by the Obama administration.  Laws that did nothing to help our environment and were directed to push forward a personal, radical agenda of Obama!!

Now it’s time to put things back in order and allow Congress to make the laws, not regulatory Agencies. The States are well prepared to handle the job.

President Trump is doing EXACTLY the right thing by eliminating Obama’s, unlawful, EPA regulations!

CO2 FACT CHECK

These are some of the IRREFUTABLE, SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN FACTS about CO2 and its value to mankind…that you won’t hear from the likes of Obama…a guy who opposes a wall to keep you and me safe but has a 10 ft wall built around his new WDC home! Think about that for a while!

Carbon dioxide is essential for life; the production of food and oxygen!

Trees and plant life require a MINIMUM CO2 of 180 to 200 ppm, by volume, to SURVIVE. Anything less and they die, and so will you!

Current CO2 concentrations in our atmosphere are about 340 ppm!

Ideal CO2 for plant life and you is between 1000 to 2000 ppm!

Plant life in the USA is currently “starving” for CO2, and CO2 emissions MUST be “increased” to at least 1000 ppm and not decreased anymore!!!!

If you enclose and seal a green house, the CO2 concentration will diminish to almost zero, and all plant life will die without CO2!,

If you pump CO2 into that same greenhouse from burnt coal or ANY fossil fuel, the plant life will flourish! So if your plants are dying in your green house, introduce CO2!

Scientists have no idea what impact CO2, produced by man, has on the Earth’s climate, except that it’s essential!

“Excess” CO2 falls into the Oceans, increasing Ocean plant growth and seems to follow unexplained “Mother Nature” balances between CO2, our atmosphere, and our Oceans!

There is no scientific information or studies that prove anything, one way or another, that would lead to any scientific conclusion regarding the impact of man-made carbon dioxide on the Earth’s climate other than it’s essential for life…period!

ENERGY

God blessed America with an abundance of Natural resources from trees and fresh water to Natural Gas (enough to power the entire US indefinitely), coal (enough to power America for a hundred years at least), oil (more than all OPEC combined), Uranium, Gold, Silver, etc. You name it, we got it, BUT — we aren’t using it wisely!!! Here are some ideas:

Direct all the States to build a new power plant with interest paying loans (stimulus loans) from the government. They must use made in the USA materials and employ legal US citizens. When built, they must sell the plant to private utility companies and repay the loans. Put massive green houses next to/near the fossil fuel plants and pipe their CO2 emissions into the food growing plants! Loan stimulus money, the same way, to the necessary steel, concrete, drywall plants to help build the power plants! Then turn to our Grid, and the same deal, and make it EMP proof!

We have the safest most technologically advanced Nuclear power plants in the world. They are the cleanest and most efficient power plants, next to hydro. Build them as well!

Regarding the US oil finds, we have the LARGEST oil discoveries in the world and more oil than all OPEC combined! The largest is the Green River Reserve (oil shale) in Colorado, and after 3,000 test wells, according to government sources, has enough “usable” oil to provide all America’s needs, by itself, for over 50 years.  The second is the Bakkan in Williston, North Dakota with estimates of maybe 20 billion barrels (maybe 50 years worth also). It went from zero to 1.25 million barrels a day in a year and a half!  Prudhoe Bay, Alaska is the largest “producing” oil reserve in the US!

GLOBAL WARMING…NO!  CLIMATE CHANGE…YES!

KEEP IT IN THE GROUND…is a philosophy that has a basis embedded in deceit, lies and unscientific data, like the UN IPCC Model, which NASA said in 2015, is useless.

Global Warming is all about MONEY! The US gives the UN 5 billion a year to study “Climate Change”. The UN created the IPCC, the Intergovernmental Panel on “Climate Change”. The IPCC decided to grant all 5 billion to Colleges with PhD scientists, who have no jobs after 8 years of College and no money to “study” Global Warming IF, and only IF, they agreed that there IS Global Warming, and they will try to PROVE it. That is the premise the University MUST agree to in order to receive the IPCC Grant money!… very scientific!

So for 18 years they studied and made releases on how the Earth is warming, Polar bears are dying because the ice caps and glaciers are melting …all unchallenged until a few experts decided to check the RAW data. Heartland Institute looked at the IPCC temperature model which predicted temperatures and compared the predicted temperatures to the actual temperatures and found the model to be totally inaccurate. How bad? Al Gore predicted that based upon the model, the Arctic Ice Cap and Glaciers would be gone by 2015!!! In fact, the temperatures over the 18 ½ year period actually went DOWN 1 degree Celsius!

How bad? Some colleges put the thermometers to study “Global Warming” in fenced-in areas (good) but on blacktop parking lots (brain dead stupid or corrupt?…very bad)!!! All temperatures were taken in the US but the study is called Global Warming?

NASA completed a study in 2015 that says the IPCC 18 year study is useless, not even close to accurate, and their (NASA) study compared Antarctic Ice over a 10,000 year period and found the “land mass” ice to be thicker, larger, and colder than ever before. Also, Satellite photos of the Arctic Ice cap prove that all the Arctic Ice that melted over a 10 year period (due to Global Warming, according to Gore-ites) regained all that was melted during the 10 years …in a one year period, from 2012 to 2013… regaining 1 million sq miles of new ice… in one year!! Get this; some geniuses who believe in Global Warming versus Climate Change, even claimed that the freezing of one million miles of ice in one year was due to …Global Warming, as well!!

John Coleman, creator of The Weather Channel, also did a study on Polar Bears and found that their population is greater now than since they started keeping records!

On 2-4 & 5-17, the Daily Mail (a UK Paper) reported that John Bates a high-level whistleblower has told this newspaper that “America’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) breached its own rules on scientific integrity when it published the sensational but flawed report, aimed at making the maximum possible impact on world leaders including Barack Obama and David Cameron at the UN climate conference in Paris in 2015”.

WHY? It’s all about money. Saudi Arabia sells the US oil. Why wouldn’t they want to lobby against US oil production? I would feel very safe saying that ANY politician who says there is Global Warming is making LOTS of money from lobbyists or has some other scam working. For example, how much was Barack Obama paid to push for debunked/bankrupt Solyndra to receive grant money or maybe a “reward” besides the 1.5 million they donated to Obama’s campaign? What did he get from the $418,000 he gave them, 4 months before they filed for bankruptcy?

How about this…a sitting US President, attempts to convince people that there is a fossil fuel scare and Solar is the only way to go. Push a new solar company as a great investment and tell your constituents it’s the energy of the future. Invest heavy and when you know it will crash, sell!

Like I said, it’s a scam, it’s not true, the facts prove there is NO GLOBAL WARMING…THERE IS CLIMATE CHANGE AND THERE HAS BEEN FOR 5 BILLION YEARS!

CO2 emissions over a densely populated metropolis can impact health, smog, plant growth but will never impact the earths’ spin on its axis, glacier melting, or world temperatures, warming or cooling…and that’s a FACT!

Recently, Patrick Moore, founding father of Greenpeace, came clean and exposed the fraud he and the left wing extremists pulled on the American people regarding CO2, Global Warming, and pollution for over 40 years. This will kill you…   For all those years Moore was speaking out against fossil fuels and followed the Gore-ite and IPCC philosophy, he was regarded as the authority by Greenpeace and other left wing, tree hugging groups. Now that he speaks the truth, they call him a “paid consultant for the fossil fuel industry”, and question his intelligence and integrity.

Understand that they were correct about how pollution was contaminating our air and water and the need for the “EPA” and Federal laws, BUT that all ended. Humans cannot change the temperature of the world, melt glaciers or any of the other insane claims Greenpeace made, according to its founder!

Mr Moore also admitted that the Greenpeace ship with all its “sails” never used the sails and was powered by huge Detroit Diesel Electromotive engines that drove electric turbines!!!

Former scientists for the UN IPCC also came clean and admitted the fraud, inaccuracies, and lies that were told by the IPCC to influence Global Warming nonsense.

Fact check what I write to satisfy yourself. Many scientists from the Heartland Institute, noted meteorologists like John Coleman, scientists who worked on the IPCC Models, and many other sources …including our own NASA, have ALL stated that the UN IPCC model on Global Warming, their “big” source that they always refer to, …is a fraud!

So …Mr President…I just found the 5 billion you need for Border Security…shut down the UN IPCC by redirecting their 5 Billion grant to our Border Study!

Friday, 25 January 2019 23:11

Las Vegas Comes to Town

Last season local entertainment was taken to a new level on Fort Myers Beach!

Jerry Nolan (of Fresh Catch Bistro and Junkanoos) and Kay Cummings have partnered up to do it again, bringing us Yesteryear Theater: Las Vegas and New York style live entertainment, right here in our back yards. These shows will feature professional impersonators that have sang around the world.

I had the pleasure of having a great talk with Co-Owners Jerry and Kay. Kay told me her patronage at Fresh Catch Bistro opened up a whole new world of excitement in her life… Last year, Jerry asked her to be a hostess and impersonate Elizabeth Taylor. " Kay's resemblance to Liz was unmistakable" Jerry told me and Kay added "This year he invited me to become his business partner in the world of impersonation and legends"

"The entertainers I have been so fortunate to meet and work with, are fine-tuned and top in their field. Their attention to detail and their ability to master multiple characters amazes me. I am constantly in awe of Everyone’s unique talent." said Kay She, on the other hand, is happy that Liz Taylor was a bit quiet because she is incredibly shy on stage, she confided in me (which no one ever believes, she added)" and this year, Jerry is passing the MC reigns to me! Yikes!"

"I wish my parents were still around to enjoy our shows as they loved the Rat Pack and Elvis ....OK maybe Elvis was a little much for their era and that is the beauty of our show… All ages will be entertained!"

"I love that this year we are pairing with the Moose Lodge which I have driven passed time and again and I had no clue how cool that place is and I plan on becoming a moose or moosette, whichever is appropriate, as soon as I get back down to Florida next week!

When we were doing our last year shows, our venue required quite the overhaul. The vibe at the Moose Lodge has the nightclub quality that we have been looking for and we are really looking forward to our first round of shows there."

The next extravaganza will be next week with Elvis Tribute entertainer, Robert Cabella, elvis this one night show on Saturday February 2nd at 7:30pm, is sure to sell out because he was here last year and did a fantastic job. This night will be hosted by Sammy Davis Jr. impersonator, Geno Monroe, sammy who does a fantastic job of singing and dancing like Sammy. I have seen both of these entertainers live myself and they are flawless.

Sunday and Monday the 3rd and 4th, new country meets old country when Luke Bryan bryan and country legend Kenny Rogers nearly kenny athens theater 15 come to town, now I haven't seen this Luke Bryan impersonator yet but Kenny did a fantastic show last year! The best seats are going fast.

The location for all these shows is at the Moose Lodge Event Center at 19090 San Carlos Blvd at 7:30pm. This is a cozy venue that only holds 100 people so get your seat reservations now.

Tickets are on sale and are selling for $40 a person and that includes hors d'oeuvres.

Get a great deal by attending two shows for only $70 for or come to all three shows for $90.

" Who knows what the future holds! Yesteryear Theater might be coming to life a lot more often... " Kay Cummings

There will be a cash bar! For tickets call Jerry Nolan at 239-810-4587 or Kay Cummings at (513) 368-9923 For more information and a full listing of upcoming shows visit: yesteryearentertainment.weebly.com

In closing I asked Kay what was her best tip on good living?.... Her answer... Have a happy heart, make everyone around you want to smile and never be afraid to express your love!" God willing, I'll be there so .........See you at the shows.

Bobby Mimmo

Want to learn about the environment? The Town of Fort Myers Beach is planning its first-ever Environmental Symposium, so pay attention or you'll miss it! It will be held today.......... Jan. 17.        

"It's going to be geared more towards the residents here on the island, because we're going to be talking about a lot of things that impact the homes here," said environmental technician Rae Burns.       

Representatives from Turtle Time, Florida Fish and Wildlife, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife in Sanibel, and the University of Florida's Institute for Food and Agricultural Sciences will be doing presentations.          

Topics will include native vegetation, nesting shorebirds, sea turtle lighting, and how to handle sick and injured wildlife and more.          

"It's going to be very educational," said Burns. "It's basically an overview of all the environmental avenues that are here on the island for people to access."    

Council members, and Town staff will be on hand to answer environmental questions from the public and representatives from the Marine Resources Task Force will be there.       

The free event will begin setting up at 5 p.m., and run until 8 p.m at Bay Oaks Recreational Center, located at 2731 Oak Street.

Sunday, 13 January 2019 08:54

The Wall, then and now!

When Obama was in Office.... all the Democrats wanted a wall.... now because it's part of Trumps campagne promises.... It's immoral

Friday, 04 January 2019 08:36

Trump & The Post: Whose Side Is Mitt On?

If there is a more anti-Trump organ in the American establishment than The Washington Post, it does not readily come to mind. 

Hence, in choosing to send his op-ed attack on President Donald Trump to the Post, Mitt Romney was collaborating with an adversary of his party and his president.
And he knew it, and the Post rewarded his collusion.

"The president has not risen to the mantle of his office," said Romney; in "qualities of character" Trump's "shortfall has been most glaring."

Our leaders must "inspire and unite us," not "promote tribalism," wrote Romney. We must defend the "free press."
All music to Post ears.

As senator, Romney promised, "I will speak out against significant statements or actions that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant."

Sounds like a litany of media slanders against Trump, some of which, seven years ago, were lodged against a GOP presidential nominee whose name was Mitt Romney.

Thursday, the Post paid Romney in its special currency, with a Page 1 photo and headline about having discovered "a new voice of resistance."

But Romney had not exactly pledged his life, fortune and sacred honor to dethrone the tyrant. Rather he declared, "I look forward to working on these priorities ... with Mitch McConnell."

A day later, The New York Times, perhaps miffed it had not been the beneficiary of Romney's dump on Trump, dumped all over him:

"Romney Cools Fiery Tone After Trump Allies Assail Him," ran the headline. A CNN interview, wrote the Times, found Romney "repeatedly declining to escalate his attacks on the president and explaining that he would only speak out against Mr. Trump on issues of 'great significance.'"

Does Romney not see presidential character as an issue of "great significance"? The Washington Times said Romney appeared to be auditioning for the role of Jeff Flake in the new Senate.
Though the Romney screenplay seemed to fizzle after the early negative reviews, the episode is revelatory.

Clearly Romney senses Trump is in trouble, and may not survive, or may not run, and there may be an opening for him. He seems to want to be properly positioned with the anti-Trumpers and never-Trumpers, should that happen.

Yet, in seeing Trump as besieged, Romney is not wrong.

With loss of the House and resignation of his defense secretary, the president had a rough year's end. Now the expectations of his enemies and the hopes of this hostile city for his fall are greater than ever.

Blood is in the water. If Trump seeks re-election, he will be challenged in the primaries. And as presidents from Truman to LBJ, to Carter, Ford and Bush 41 discovered, these can prove problematic.

Looking over to the other side of the aisle, however, that party, too, has problems. The more hot-headed of the House majority have already said they will introduce articles of impeachment against the president.

And when the militant members are rewarded by major media with favorable coverage and commentary, this will induce others to join in, in anticipation of the same media rewards.
An impeachment battle thus seems inevitable.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic leadership may see this rush to impeachment as a strategic blunder. But they will be unable to contain or control what will by spring resemble a mob.

Today, unelected media, not elected politicians, decide what gets attention. For our media, President Trump is the issue, as he was in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and removing him from the presidency the strategic goal.

But beyond the issue of Trump, 2019 looks to be a rough year for America. The deficit will reach a trillion dollars. National debt is near $22 trillion. The budget is out of balance. No consensus exists in Congress on how to deal with it.

If sanctions are not first lifted on North Korea, there will be no nuclear deal, and the probability grows that "Little Rocket Man" will begin anew to test his missiles and nuclear warheads.
With U.S. troops pulling out of Syria and Afghanistan, the day is coming, and soon, when we must face up to and act upon these facts:

America lost both wars. Afghanistan will fall to the Taliban from whom we took it in 2003, and Bashar Assad, Russia, Iran and Hezbollah are, for the near-term, dominant in Syria.

As for our Kurdish allies, they will have to turn to Assad and offer to give him the Syrian lands they captured from ISIS, in return for the Syrian regime's protection from the Turks.

And as for Russia and China, our great adversaries, our foreign policy elite succeeded in this century in undoing the best work of Nixon and Reagan.

Where those presidents split China from Russia and ensured that Beijing and Moscow would have better relations with us than with each other, our elite revels in that it has alienated both China and Russia -- and united both against us.

Patrick J. Buchanan

Wednesday, 02 January 2019 23:46

Fort Myers Seafood & Music Festival

At Fort Myers Seafood & Music Festival, hungry festivalgoers will flock to enjoy a delicious array of seafood ranging from Cajun-style crawfish to raw bars.

Over the course of three days, January 4-6, 2019, thousands will flock to Fort Myers, Florida. The festival's beer garden, alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, live music, arts & crafts as well as a variety of attractions for folks of all ages.

FREE General Admission! HOURS: Friday evening 4pm - 10pm, Saturday 11am - 10pm and Sunday 11am - 6pm

LOCATION: Fort Myers River District. VIP Tent admission is $75 that includes an open bar serving premium drinks in a private tent with a dedicated service staff. The tent’s location enjoys optimal viewing of the live music performances.

VIP tickets are available thru EventLive.

Enjoy foods cooked fresh onsite (seafood, meat, vegetarian) with a variety of side dishes and of course - desserts!

For drinks, choose from alcoholic, non-alcoholic and fruit drinks, While eating, listen to the captivating sounds of live musical performances on stage by some of Florida’s and the region’s top musical talents from such genres as R&B, jazz, rock, reggae and Caribbean sounds.

This year's performers include on Friday night: the Freecoasters (Reggae, American Southern Soul), Sarasota Steel Pan Band (Caribbean) and The Shindigs (Beach Boys Tribute Band).

On Saturday enjoy: Kettle of Fish (Rock), CeCe Teneal & Soul Kamotion (Blues, Soul, Roots), J.P. Soars & The Red Hots (Blues), the Bob Marley Tribute Band featuring Yvad, former lead singer of the Wailers (Reggae), and the Caribbean Chillers (Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band).

Finish your relaxation on Sunday listening to Twinkle & Rock Soul Radio (Rock, Soul), the Billy Rice Band (Country Rock) and the U.S. Stones (Rolling Stones Tribute Band).

During breaks between the performances, stroll through a diverse marketplace of arts, crafts, select food items and specialty...

The United Way and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers (UUCFM) have begun a partnership designed to reduce youth violence. This initiative is a United Way Collaborative entitled the Youth Violence Prevention Project (YVPP). The YVPP is a community funding initiative to encourage the development of programs that will reduce youth violence and the risk factors that contribute to it.

YVPP focuses on giving grants to local youth centered organizations or communities who propose youth violence prevention programs with clear and measurable objectives.

The project will offer a total of $25,000 in grants to fund student-driven programs that address youth violence prevention and awareness. Grants will be awarded in increments of $500, up to $2,500. Projects must be in Lee County.

A student committee will review the submitted grant applications and select projects to be the recipients of the funding. Selected projects will be required to match the funding with money or in-kind donations.

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is asking that grant applications for funds from the YVPP be turned in by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019. Applications should be submitted to the United Way by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">.

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For additional information, or to apply visit: www.UnitedWayLee.org/YVP.

The United Way and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Myers (UUCFM) have begun a partnership designed to reduce youth violence. This initiative is a United Way Collaborative entitled the Youth Violence Prevention Project (YVPP). The YVPP is a community funding initiative to encourage the development of programs that will reduce youth violence and the risk factors that contribute to it.

YVPP focuses on giving grants to local youth centered organizations or communities who propose youth violence prevention programs with clear and measurable objectives.

The project will offer a total of $25,000 in grants to fund student-driven programs that address youth violence prevention and awareness. Grants will be awarded in increments of $500, up to $2,500. Projects must be in Lee County.

A student committee will review the submitted grant applications and select projects to be the recipients of the funding. Selected projects will be required to match the funding with money or in-kind donations.

The United Way of Lee, Hendry, Glades, and Okeechobee is asking that grant applications for funds from the YVPP be turned in by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 18, 2019. Applications should be submitted to the United Way by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">.

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For additional information, or to apply visit: www.UnitedWayLee.org/YVP.

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