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  • This Miami politician says she was abducted by aliens. But is that a bad thing?

    10/16/2017 6:41:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Miami.com ^ | October 16, 2017 | Amy Reyes, Editor
    <p>Congressional candidate Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera claims she has been to infinity and beyond. The Miami Herald reports that YouTube videos have surfaced in which the former Doral city council member says she was visited by aliens when she was 7 years old. Her extraterrestrial friends have also slipped her a few telepathic DMs since that meeting.</p>
  • Florida gov. declares state of emergency ahead of Richard Spencer speech

    10/16/2017 4:11:35 PM PDT · by Hadean · 63 replies
    UPI ^ | Oct. 16, 2017 | Danielle Haynes
    Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency ahead of a planned appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer at University of Florida. Scott made the designation for Alachua County, where the school is located, upon request by Sheriff Sadie Darnell. Spencer, designated a white nationalist by the Southern Poverty Law Center and head of the white nationalist think tank National Policy Institute, was scheduled to speak Thursday in Gainesville. "We live in a country where everyone has the right to voice their opinion, however, we have zero tolerance for violence and public safety...
  • Former Trump campaigner and Rubio intern shot 13 times while sleeping

    10/14/2017 6:45:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/14/17
    A longtime GOP staffer who worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign and interned for Sen. Marco Rubio in 2011 was discovered dead Tuesday after being shot 13 times in his sleep.Nick Corvino, 30, of Kissimmee, Fla., was shot in his legs, back and head, the arrest affidavit stated, the Orlando Sentinel reported.Corvino’s roommate, Scott Waddell, 45, who was arrested and charged with first-degree murder, told deputies he “sometimes has homicidal thoughts about killing young men, but has never acted on them,” Osceola County Sheriff’s Office said.
  • Joe Scarborough Officially Leaves Republican Party

    10/13/2017 7:00:28 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 13, 2017
    MSNBC host and former Republican Congressman Joe Scarborough has made his departure from the GOP official. The “Morning Joe” anchor said on Twitter on Thursday that he became an independent and he added a picture of himself with an elections official in New Canaan, Connecticut, smiling while holding a form.
  • Republican Rep. Carlos Curbelo Introduces Gun Control Bill for Bump Stocks (Goes beyond bump stocks)

    10/11/2017 3:51:09 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Oct 10, 2017 | AWR Hawkin
    Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) put forward a gun control bill Tuesday designed to ban the manufacture, sale, or possession of bump stock accessories in the United States. Breitbart News reported that Barack Obama’s ATF approved bump stocks for sale because they are accessories, not conversion devices. In other words, they do not convert a semiautomatic into an automatic. Curbelo gets around this with legislation that bans accessories that “increase the rate of fire of a semiautomatic 16 rifle but [do] not convert” it into an automatic. ... Curbelo’s bill, which is yet to be titled, focuses on accessories that speed...
  • Florida lost more than $45 million after tolls suspended during Hurricane Irma.

    10/10/2017 12:32:42 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 35 replies
    The Orlando Weekly ^ | September 23, 2017 | Jim Turner, the News Service of Florida
    More than $45 million in revenue is believed to have been lost when the state suspended highway toll collections to help speed evacuations and relief efforts for Hurricane Irma, Florida's Turnpike system estimates. However, the estimated $3 million-a-day impact is not expected to hinder operations of the system or ongoing work programs, “as impacts such as toll suspensions due to a hurricane are taken into consideration during the annual budgeting process,” turnpike spokesman Chad Huff said in an email Friday. Funding 404 full-time positions, the turnpike system is budgeted at $1.57 billion for the current fiscal year, which began July...
  • Miami Dolphins offensive line coach resigns after powder-snorting video surfaces

    Chris Foerster has resigned his position from the Miami Dolphins hours after a video surfaced showing the team’s offensive line coach snorting a white powdery substance off what is believed to be his desk at the team’s training facility. Foerster, in his 25th NFL season, agreed Monday morning to move on from his job rather than be fired, per team sources. “I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions,” Foerster said in a statement released by the team. “I want to apologize to the organization and my sole focus is on...
  • Cops: Belligerent Alex Morgan Causes Scene At Disney World, Namedrops Orlando's SWAT Team

    10/05/2017 1:09:10 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 238 replies
    deadspin.com ^ | October 4, 2017 | Lauren Theisen
    A group of American-based soccer players, including the USWNT and Orlando Pride’s Alex Morgan, were escorted out of Disney World’s EPCOT last Sunday for being impaired and verbally aggressive, according to an Orange County Sheriff’s incident report.
  • As FBI investigates Vegas attack, remember its FAILED investigations of Orlando jihadi mass (Trunc)

    10/07/2017 2:29:37 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 70 replies
    PamelaGeller.com ^ | October 7, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    Full title: "As FBI investigates Vegas attack, remember its FAILED investigations of Orlando jihadi mass murderer, Boston bombers, Garland jihadis, Boston beheaders" If previous FBI history of jihad terror investigations is any indication, it’s that they are incompetent or complicit. Whatever their motives, they are deeply compromised, and clearly the worst agency to lead this Vegas investigation. The Orlando jihadi who opened fire on gay nightclub revelers at the Pulse Nightclub called 911 during the attack and pledged his allegiance to the Islamic State. The FBI investigated the Orlando mass shooter for 10 months and found nothing. The FBI was...
  • Category 5 hurricanes hammered Florida 12,000 years ago, study reveals

    10/06/2017 7:14:26 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 47 replies
    Dailymail.com ^ | 5 October 2017 | Cecile Borkhataria
    While Hurricane Irma hit Florida as a ferocious category 4 storm last month, the sunshine state has withstood much stronger storms in the past. According to new research, category 5 hurricanes may have slammed Florida repeatedly 12,000 years ago, during a climatic shift called The Younger Dryas. While there were hurricane-suppressing cooler sea surface temperatures at the time, these conditions were outweighed by slowed ocean circulation - which plays a powerful role when it comes to generating hurricanes. The study, published in the journal Geology, involved analyzing turbidites: a type of undersea landslide deposit that can provide a record for...
  • New Business to Create 200 Spring Hill Jobs (Florida)

    10/05/2017 3:55:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Williamson Source ^ | October 5, 2017 | Zach Harmuth
    Florida medical call center is going to hire some 200 people in Spring Hill, employing agents and triage nurses. Call 4 Health will replace urgent contact provider Call 2 Answer in the 15,000 square-foot Workforce Development & Conference Center at Northfield, the business said in a press release. According to Call 4 Health’s CEO Joseph Pores, this third-location for his company is being opened to meet demand in the medical industry for call center services. “With this new facility, we will be able to greatly increase our volume and bring our proprietary, innovative technology to even more hospitals and medical...
  • Gov. Scott Announces Siemens and Chromalloy to Create 350 New Jobs in Tampa (Florida)

    10/05/2017 2:56:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Business Wire ^ | October 5, 2017
    TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Siemens and Chromalloy Gas Turbine Corporation have chosen Hillsborough County as the headquarters location for their new joint venture, Advanced Airfoil Components. The Advanced Airfoil Components manufacturing facility will lead to the creation of 350 new jobs with a capital investment of approximately $139 million. Siemens and Chromalloy evaluated multiple states before ultimately choosing Florida as the best destination for this new headquarters. Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to announce that Siemens and Chromalloy chose Florida as the best place to start their new joint venture that will create 350 new jobs...
  • NFL protests leads to beach bar boycott

    10/04/2017 6:21:16 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    http://crowsneststpete.com ^ | Oct 3, 2017 | Written by: Anna Bryson on October 3, 2017
    On a typical Sunday at Shark Tales Waterfront Restaurant on St. Pete Beach, bar patrons are hooting and hollering at television screens while watching NFL football. This Sunday, those same screens were playing “Courage the Cowardly Dog” and sports not involving pigskin or gridirons. As various NFL players continue protesting racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem, Shark Tales owner Craig Munroe has decided to no longer show NFL games at his bar. Munroe released a statement on the bar’s Facebook page last Monday. “I will not show another NFL game at Shark Tales until these players...
  • Cops taunt owner after finding pot-filled briefcase

    10/04/2017 11:24:23 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 15 replies
    The Extract ^ | 10.2.17 | Editor
    During a recent call, police in Pembroke Pines, Fla., found a briefcase packed with more than 10 pounds of marijuana. The department posted an image of the haul on Facebook, along with a message to the person who left it.
  • Obama cabinet official describes 'unusual' request from Menendez

    10/04/2017 6:16:45 AM PDT · by ptsal · 18 replies
    The Enquirer ^ | October 03, 2017 | Andrew Seidman
    ***snip***So [Kathleen] Sebelius thought it was strange when then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid summoned her to his Capitol Hill office in August 2012 to meet with Sen. Robert Menendez over what she understood to be a Medicare billing dispute involving a Florida doctor. “I think it’s the only time I was asked to discuss a practice involving a billing issue” involving the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Sebelius testified in federal court here Tuesday. It was also unusual, she said, for Reid, “to ask me to come to a meeting involving another member of Congress.”
  • Teacher to Counter Christmas With Satanic Display in Boca Raton

    10/02/2017 10:54:30 PM PDT · by Morgana · 36 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | October 2 2017 | Moonbattery
    We must be getting close to the endgame. The moonbats who dominate education are becoming forthright about their agenda. From Florida: Boca Raton is going to let a teacher put up a 6-foot-tall pentagram, painted blood red, with a wooden image of the holy [sic] symbol of Satan in the middle of it. The teacher is Preston Smith of Boca Raton Community Middle School, a public school. City officials say they have to allow his deliberately offensive display or get sued. It will be in Boca Raton’s Sanborn Square, on Federal Highway, just in time for the holidays. A giant...
  • Snowflake Teacher Tells Parents And Kids To Call Her Nongendering Pronouns Like “They & Them

    10/02/2017 6:05:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 49 replies
    The Doctor of Common Sense ^ | September 29, 2017 | E.T. Williams
    Snowflake Teacher Tells Parents And Kids To Call Her Nongendering Pronouns Like “They & Them
  • Army Corps watches Lake Okeechobee levels, dike with rain on the way

    10/01/2017 1:04:39 PM PDT · by janetjanet998 · 43 replies
    The current lake level is 16.3 feet. Army Corps spokesman John Campbell says at 16 feet they started doing weekly inspections of the Herbert Hoover Dike. If the water gets to 16.5 feet they will increase that to twice a week. At 17 feet, they will begin doing daily inspections. Since Hurricane Irma, the lake has risen about 2-and-a-half feet. So far, the Corps has performed three inspections.... ... He says, "Where we've seen issues in the past is where the level has gotten above 17 and a half and 18 and so were still a little bit away from...
  • BREAKING NEWS: OJ Simpson is freed on parole after nine years in prison

    10/01/2017 1:00:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 47 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/01/2017 | Thomas Burrows
    Former American football star and double murder suspect OJ Simpson has been freed on parole after nine years in prison for an armed robbery in Las Vegas. Simpson, now 70, spent 8½ years behind bars for a 2007 armed confrontation with two sports memorabilia traders in a Las Vegas hotel room. He was sentenced to up to 33 years in High Desert State Prison, but won parole in July due to good behavior and other credits earned in custody.
  • O.J. Simpson not welcome in Florida, state AG says

    09/29/2017 4:44:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 29, 2017 | AP
    Florida's top law enforcement officer said Friday that there is "no justification" for O.J. Simpson to return to the Sunshine State after he is released from a Nevada prison, a move that could take place as early as Monday. In a letter to Florida Department of Corrections Secretary Julie L. Jones, state Attorney General Pam Bondi instructed Jones to notify Nevada authorities that Florida "objects" to Simpson serving his parole there. "Floridians are well aware of Mr. Simpson's background, his wanton disregard for the lives of others, and of his scofflaw attitude with respect to the heinous acts for which...