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  • Fla. Sheriff: 'If You Need to Shoot Somebody, Shoot Them a Lot'

    06/23/2017 4:14:34 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 47 replies
    CNS News ^ | 06/23/2017 | Michael Chapman
    Given radical Islamic terrorist attacks and people's concern about safety, Florida's Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd advised that people who are not afraid of a gun should get one, "and if you need to shoot somebody, shoot them a lot." He also advised gun owners to "get a concealed firearms license and carry it." Sheriff Grady made his remarks to ABC Action News (WFTS) this week. “If you’re not afraid of a gun, get one," said the sheriff. "Become proficient. Get a concealed firearms license and carry it." {..snip..}
  • Florida Man Fights Off Armed Robbers With Machete

    06/17/2017 4:10:20 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 17, 2017
    Surveillance video captured the moment when a homeowner fought off five would-be robbers with a machete. Five South Florida men were arrested in connection to an armed robbery in Sarasota on Thursday. Police responded to a call at 4:45 a.m. about a man with a shotgun showing up at a home. By the time police arrived, the homeowner had disarmed the suspect and was holding him until deputies arrived. The homeowner told police two other robbers escaped. The two suspects and two others were eventually found at a nearby gas station. Suspect Alen Beltran-Vasquez is charged with two counts of...
  • The simple decision Democrats must make in order to win again

    06/16/2017 11:43:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Florida Squeeze ^ | June 16, 2017 | Brook Hines
    A few weeks ago the new president of the Florida Democratic Party, Sally Boynton Brown, caught some flak when she told a group of progressives that changes in store for the party include messaging that makes a conscious appeal to emotion, and rigorous script testing, likely through soft polling and focus groups. The problem as many progressives see it is that after losing so much ground, message resurfacing is not the change we need. There is an urgent need to transform the party, to regain relevancy—and that doesn’t come with message tweaks more commonly associated with failed Centrist strategizing. Lucky...
  • In Miami, Trump Applauds Cuban Victims of Communism: ‘Now We Hold the Cards’

    06/16/2017 12:29:12 PM PDT · by detective · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jun 2017 | Frances Martel
    In Miami, the heart of America’s Cuban exile community, President Donald Trump sounded the death knell of predecessor Barack Obama’s “normalization” policy towards Cuba, vowing,” we will not be silent in the face of communist oppression any longer.” Opening with a recognition of recent victims of leftist violence – U.S. citizen Otto Warmbier, recently released by Cuba ally North Korea, and Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) – Trump called for the audience to pray for them and all the American and Cuban people. He then listed some of the Cuban dissidents present for his speech in Florida, including Jorge Luis García...
  • Snortable Chocolate Arrives in U.S. Stores

    06/16/2017 12:55:58 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 49 replies
    One of the first things you notice after opening a jar of Coco Loko is that it looks like hot chocolate mix. Snorting a line of the brown powder with specks of white confirms its familiar flavor, followed by a rush of energy. Americans are beginning to see the product alongside candy bars and energy pills at local shops as the Florida company Legal Lean moves to take a European club-drug trend mainstream. “I can see it taking off, as long as it doesn't get too controversial,” says Nick Anderson, director of marketing for the five-person Orlando company. "We feel...
  • NBC2 Investigators: Tolls won't be used for Cape Coral Bridge project

    06/16/2017 5:17:47 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    NBC 2 ^ | May 26, 2017 | Delia D'Ambra
    LEE COUNTY, Fla. - The entire westbound span of the Cape Coral Bridge will be replaced in about 11 years. That overhaul will be an expensive project costing $88 million. At the rate you're paying the $2 toll right now, the money could be saved and ready to pay for it in half that time. However, that’s not happening, and NBC2 investigated to find out why. More than 20,000 vehicles pass over the Cape Coral Bridge in a single day. Drivers headed to the Cape from Fort Myers have to pay $2 before jumping on the westbound span. "Living on...
  • Hillsborough leaders vote to go forward with TBX's toll lane successor, Tampa Bay Next

    06/16/2017 4:12:45 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 8 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 13, 2017 | Caitlin Johnston
    TAMPA — Hillsborough County leaders voted Tuesday to move forward with a plan to add 90 miles of toll lanes to Tampa Bay's interstates despite continued opposition from the people whose neighborhoods would be impacted the most by the project. The Hillsborough County Metropolitan Planning Organization — a 16-person board which approves transportation projects — listened to more than 3½- hours of public comment on its Transportation Improvement Program, which lists the county's priorities for the next five years. The TIP includes dozens of projects, from road maintenance to bike paths. But the evening's debate centered around only one project:...
  • Men posing as federal agents try to get into courthouse. It didn’t work.

    06/15/2017 8:40:42 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 59 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | June 15, 2017 11:03 PM | Alexandria Bordas
    Three men carrying false identification were denied access to the federal courthouse in downtown Miami Thursday. They attempted to enter at multiple vehicle check-points until security guards recognized one of the men and immediately contacted deputies from the U.S. Marshals Service. The men used badges that resembled those from three different federal agencies, including a U.S. Marshal badge, but within seconds of examining the badges, security guards knew they were fraudulent. Once the men were detained, officers searched their vehicle and discovered other fraudulent law enforcement clothing. One man was arrested and could face charges by the U.S. Attorney’s Office,...
  • One Man Killed, Four People Wounded As Neighbors Brawl In Palm River

    06/15/2017 11:57:08 AM PDT · by Vlad The Inhaler · 28 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | June 14, 2017 | Anastasia Dawson
    TAMPA — Early Wednesday, during a brawl among neighbors wielding knives and machetes, Belinda Heard watched her oldest son die in the gutter outside her home. A large fight with her next-door neighbors, brewing since the day she and her sons moved into their Palm River home nine months ago, had finally erupted. They started fighting with fists, Heard said, but when someone cried out "they stabbed him," Heard turned to see Johnny Bernard Morris Jr., 23, reach for his neck as blood gushed from a large cut to his jugular. "I started running but fell down and skinned up...
  • Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s Mother, Mulling Run for Office

    06/14/2017 8:52:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Afro ^ | Lenore T. Adkins Special to the AFRO
    Months after campaigning for Hillary Clinton, Trayvon Martin’s mother is considering running for office herself, Miami news sources reported. “The only thing I can do is try,” Sybrina Fulton told Miami ABC affiliate WPLG. “And, I am not afraid to try.” Fulton spent part of 2016 campaigning for Clinton. In an op-ed she penned for CNN, Fulton explained she endorsed the former first lady because Clinton emphasized the Black Lives Matter movement and backed gun control efforts. George Zimmerman, a former neighborhood watchman, killed Martin, Fulton’s 17-year-old son, five years ago in Sanford, Fla. A Florida jury later acquitted Zimmerman,...
  • One Year After Pulse, America Remains Morally Bankrupt (Blame Guns)

    06/13/2017 12:33:53 PM PDT · by theBuckwheat · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 6/12/2017 | Christopher Walker, Contributor
    It’s hard to imagine that it’s been one year since the tragic events that befell attendants at Pulse, a gay bar in Orlando, where a disturbed individual and terrorist opened fire upon patrons, killing 49 people and then himself. I, as a gay man, was shocked at the sheer carnage of the incident and believed it was a personal attack upon me and my people.... The time for a respectable, adult discussion for combatting gun violence has long since passed. Let us not wait for the next Orlando or Dallas before we start this whole cycle over again."
  • Florida Expands Legal Protections for Those Who Fire a Gun in Self-Defense

    06/13/2017 12:57:22 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 12 replies
    Washington Free Bacon ^ | 06/13/2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    NRA says law 'restores the right of the presumption of innocence and the right of self-defense'! On Friday, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed into law new legal protections for individuals who defend themselves with firearms. Senate Bill 128 shifts the burden of proof requirement from the accused to state prosecutors during certain legal proceedings when someone claims he fired a gun in self-defense. The law, which goes into effect immediately, requires that state prosecutors present evidence to overcome a defendant's claim that they employed a justifiable use of force. If the prosecutors can't show "clear and convincing evidence" that...
  • Fla. Sheriff Wayne Ivey urges citizens to arm themselves: ‘This is war’

    06/12/2017 11:57:05 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6/12/2017 | Jessica chasmar
    A Florida sheriff is calling on citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights and arm themselves in preparation for a potential attack. Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, who described himself as “one of the most politically incorrect sheriffs in the country,” posted a six-minute video on Facebook last week after a disgruntled ex-employee fatally shot five people at an Orlando business. “This is war, and you better be prepared to wage war to protect you, your family and those around you if attacked,” Sheriff Ivey said in the video. “I am firmly convinced that as Americans we can no longer...
  • Video: Florida sheriff urges people to arm up and prepare. Outrage ensues

    06/11/2017 4:45:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 11, 2017 | Jazz Shaw
    In Brevard County, Florida, Sheriff Wayne Ivey has made a name for himself as being “one of the most politically incorrect” people in law enforcement. And by his own admission, he’s fine with that. But he’s drawn national attention for a new video which his department released this month, encouraging people to arm themselves and learn how to fight to protect their own lives and families in the event of a spontaneous terror attack such as we’ve been seeing around the globe. It’s about six minutes long and is quite well produced, so give it a look. (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Despite what...
  • Vero Beach High Class President Candidate Disqualified For Satirical Speech

    06/11/2017 5:54:57 AM PDT · by DFG · 37 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 06/07/2017 | Staff
    A Vero Beach High School student running for senior class president was disqualified from the race and received detention after delivering an impromptu, 90-second satirical speech that his principal didn't find funny. JP Krause was running for senior class president back in April and was in class when his peers started chanting "speech, speech!" and his teacher gave him the opportunity to speak, Krause told NBC affiliate WPTV. While referring to his opponent in the election, Krause joked, "She will expand the government so you will not be able to do anything" and "she will raise taxes 80 percent."
  • 6-Month-Old Baby Water Skis in Florida

    06/10/2017 4:59:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    Zyla St. Onge is one young water skier. She took a recent run in Florida last Friday. With a boost from several adults,
  • Autopsy Reveals Parents Died of Fentanyl OD With Kids in Car

    06/10/2017 5:53:25 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Jun 10, 2017
    A Florida couple found dead near their still-running SUV with their three young children in the backseat died of an accidental fentanyl overdose, a medical examiner's report says. Daniel and Heather Kelsey of Ormond Beach were found around 2 a.m. on New Year's Eve alongside Interstate 4, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. The couple's three boys-- ages 2, 1 and an infant-- were inside the family's SUV, strapped into their car seats watching a movie. The sheriff's office says autopsies showed no foul play or signs of trauma in the deaths of Daniel, 32, and Heather Kelsey, 30.ok
  • Sheriff: Be Armed, Be Mentally Prepared, Make Terrorists Defend Their Lives for a Change

    06/10/2017 6:58:42 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 6/9/2017 | AWR Hawkins
    Florida’s Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey is urging law-abiding Americans to arm up, get familiar with their firearm, and be ready to make terrorists worry about defending their own lives, for a change. Ivey made these comments in a video he posted to Facebook in reaction to the horrendous attacks on unarmed, law-abiding Londoners. Looking at terror attacks around the world, Ivey observed: Terrorists and active shooters are using every weapon available to target citizens. Guns, knives, trucks, hammers, and even explosives have all become the weapon of choice for murderers who only have one goal–killing innocent and law-abiding citizens....
  • New app hiring truck drivers in the Bay area (Like Uber for large items)

    06/08/2017 10:03:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    WFTS-TV ^ | June 8, 2017
    Think of it like Uber but for picking up large items. Truxx is a new app that's now in the Tampa Bay area. Ever buy something at a store or yard sale and realize it won't fit in your car? The Truxx app is designed to bring a truck to you and haul it to your destination. But, it's also a way for those with a truck or large SUV to make a bit of extra money. Those needing the service will put the information, like how big the item is, destination, location, into the app.....
  • Woman Blasts Monster Florida Python Trying to Eat One of Her Goats

    06/07/2017 4:42:48 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 68 replies ^ | June 6, 2017 | Jesse Males or unknown
    When Rachel Elizabeth Valverde found this monster Florida python eating one of her goats, it was time to show it who’s boss. And that is just what she did.