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  • VIDEO: WHY Arnold Schwarzenegger Was Attacked in South Africa

    05/18/2019 11:06:44 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 74 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 18, 2019 | DUmmie FUnnies
    VIDEO This video reveals what almost everybody is reluctant to admit out loud: WHY Arnold Schwarzenegger was attacked in South Africa. It is a delicate subject but I don't refrain in spelling out the reason for the attack even though it will make many uncomfortable to face the truth.
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  • Shark filmmaker disappears during a dive off the Florida Keys

    02/02/2017 3:17:13 PM PST · by BBell · 30 replies ^ | 2/1/17 | DAVID GOODHUE
    A scuba diver missing from the Florida Keys since Tuesday has been identified as a well-known Canadian underwater filmmaker and conservationist. Rob Stewart, 37, was diving with a small group on the wreck of the Queen of Nassau near Alligator Reef off Lower Matecumbe Key in about 225 feet of water, his sister Alexandra Stewart said by phone from Toronto on Wednesday morning. He was filming an installment of his Sharkwater documentary series, she said. Stewart and another diver were using closed-circulation rebreathing dive equipment instead of conventional scuba tanks, which are open-air circulation, according to an email from the...
  • VIDEO: Fast Swimming Manatee Recorded Underwater by Freeper with Amazing Beginner's Luck

    04/01/2016 5:30:08 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 1, 2016 | PJ-Comix
    Beginner's Luck. It was my first time using my GoPro+ LCD camera with the head band. I was in a salt water creek at Mile Marker 81.8 in the Florida Keys at Islamorada. Shortly after entering the water this big manatee came shooting past me like a torpedo. Normally manatees swim 3 to 5 mph but this manatee was travelling at least 20 mph, perhaps because he was taking advantage of a very strong current. After the first view at normal speed, you will see the manatee slowed down to 15% speed, and finally you will see the scene again...
  • Key West Man Arrested For Plotting To Use Weapon Of Mass Destruction

    07/28/2015 1:42:46 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 46 replies
    CBS Miami ^ | 7/28/15 | Staff
    A South Florida man has been charged with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in Key West. According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Harlem Suarez, a/k/a “Almlak Benitez,” 23, of Key West was posting extremist rhetoric on his Facebook page which promoted the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a foreign terrorist organization. That caught the attention of the FBI. The criminal complaint states Suarez told an undercover FBI informant that he wanted to make a “timer bomb.” Suarez bought galvanized nails, which were to be hidden in a backpack and remotely detonated by cell phone,...
  • What can the US do about Cuban oil drilling?

    10/20/2011 8:31:17 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 48 replies · 2+ views
    South Florida Sun Sentinel ^ | October 19, 2011 | Gary Stein
    It's bad enough that some public officials have no second thoughts about drilling for oil off Florida's coastline. Now Floridians have to be concerned about Cuban drilling, which could be as close at 50 miles from the Florida Keys. A massive Chinese-built rig is expected to begin drilling the first well off Cuba in January. And what happens if oil drilling in Cuban waters produces a major spill that heads towards Florida's shores? You don't really want to know.
  • Drilling off Keys to begin by December (Cuba)

    09/20/2011 7:10:06 AM PDT · by Broker · 63 replies
    Florida Trend ^ | Sept. 19, 2011 | Joyce Edmondson
    A giant, semi-submersible oil rig en route from Singapore will probably be drilling in the Florida Straits between Key West and Cuba in mid-December. The rig could arrive earlier, but Repsol, the Spanish oil company, wants to wait until after hurricane season ends before it begins drilling. This latest report on the progress of the Italian-made Scarabeo 9 oil rig comes from Lee Hunt, the chief executive of the International Association of Drilling Contractors, who just returned from a trip to Cuba last week as part of a joint delegation with the environmental group, the Environmental Defense Fund. Hunt also...
  • In Florida Keys, Residents Plan Their Own Spill Cleanup (Conch Republic ready to strike!)

    06/15/2010 1:32:24 AM PDT · by Daisyjane69 · 11 replies · 516+ views
    Time ^ | 6/14/10 | Nathan Thornburgh
    A small island in the middle of a big ocean, Key West has always made a virtue of its isolation. In 1982, for example, an onerous Border Patrol checkpoint on U.S. Route 1, which links the Keys to mainland Florida, resulted in the island's declaring itself the autonomous Conch Republic. This was, of course, mostly a joke ("We Seceded Where Others Failed" was its e pluribus unum), but the mayor's declaration of independence did include a twinge of real anger and a vow that "we have no intention of suffering in the future at the hands of fools and bureaucrats."
  • Is the Census Bureau inflating participation rates in Florida?

    05/19/2010 10:20:01 AM PDT · by mojitojoe · 4 replies · 338+ views ^ | 5/16/2010 | RYAN McCARTHY
    It’s safe to say U.S. Census Bureau officials and Monroe County Commissioner Heather Carruthers disagree on just how many Keys residents have been counted for the 2010 tally. Census officials have been touting return rates as high as 97.5 percent in the Keys, which raised Carruthers’ — and others’ — suspicion. She put out a call on Thursday asking those not counted to contact her office. That 97.5 percent figure appears to be inflated. “We have an amazing number of people calling saying they haven’t been counted. Some say their whole neighborhood; some say [a census taker] left a note...
  • FHP: Driver lacked razor-sharp focus ~ shaving her bikini area while driving

    03/05/2010 5:38:06 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 162 replies · 6,443+ views
    Key West Citizen & Bait Wrapper ^ | ADAM LINHARDT Citizen Staff
    As authorities nationwide warn motorists of the dangers of driving while texting, Florida Keys law enforcement officers add a new caution: Don't try to shave your privates, either. Florida Highway Patrol troopers say a two-vehicle crash Tuesday at Mile Marker 21 on Cudjoe Key was caused by a 37-year-old woman driver who was shaving her bikini area while her ex-husband took the wheel from the passenger seat. "She said she was meeting her boyfriend in Key West and wanted to be ready for the visit," Trooper Gary Dunick said. "If I wasn't there, I wouldn't have believed it. About 10...
  • The Imelda Marcos of the Florida Keys uses School Board as ATM

    03/22/2009 2:06:48 AM PDT · by Elle Bee · 51 replies · 2,524+ views
    Key West Citizen & Bait Wrapper ^ | March 22, 2009 | JOHN L. GUERRA
    School Board laments crisis By JOHN L. GUERRA Citizen Staff When former Adult Education and Career Coordinator Monique Acevedo resigned March 3 after allegations surfaced that she bought a $300 pair of sunglasses and an airline ticket using her school district credit card, no one knew how wide-reaching the investigation into allegations of financial abuse would go. Her resignation, announced by her husband, Schools Superintendent Randy Acevedo, launched two weeks' of daily revelations that have shaken the community's confidence in the school district and angered teachers and principals who've been asked to do without certain supplies because of a tightening...
  • Judge Rules for Cuban Migrants

    03/01/2006 9:12:25 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 23 replies · 655+ views
    FOXNews ^ | March 1, 2006 | AP
    MIAMI — A judge has ordered federal officials to "use their best efforts" to help 15 Cubans return to the United States, weeks after they reached an abandoned bridge in the Florida Keys but were sent back to their homeland. While U.S. District Judge Federico Moreno sympathized with the difficulty the U.S. Coast Guard faces in making split-second decisions at sea, he wrote, "those Cuban refugees who reached American soil in early January 2006 were removed to Cuba illegally." Under the government's policy, Cubans who reach U.S. soil are generally allowed to stay, while those stopped at sea are sent...
  • Fla. Key Residents Evacuate As Ivan Nears

    09/11/2004 11:50:23 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 7 replies · 325+ views
    NewsMax ^ | Sep 12, 2004 | staff
    Fla. Key Residents Evacuate As Ivan Nears NewsMax Wires Friday, Sept. 10, 2004 KEY WEST, Fla. -- Before Florida could catch a breath from a furious hurricane double-whammy, residents of the Keys were sent scurrying Friday under new evacuation orders as powerful Hurricane Ivan took aim at the state. In South Florida, long lines reappeared at gas stations while shoppers snapped up hurricane supplies at home building stores and supermarkets in preparation for the possibility of a third strike in a month - this time by Hurricane Ivan, which forecasters said could slam Florida's narrow island chain as early as...
  • Sawfish Granted Endangered Species Act Protection

    04/07/2003 10:25:53 AM PDT · by cogitator · 8 replies · 258+ views
    Sawfish Granted Endangered Species Act Protection WASHINGTON, DC, April 3, 2003 (ENS) - The government has listed the smalltooth sawfish as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. This is the first endangered listing for a marine fish in U.S. waters, according to the announcement by the National Marine Fisheries Service on Monday. Scientists estimate the original U.S. population of smalltooth sawfish has declined by 99 percent. It once ranged from the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico to North Carolina, but the species is now found only in the Florida Keys and Everglades National Park. "This is an...

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  • Your Attention, Please [Regarding Keywords]

    01/30/2003 1:01:30 PM PST · by Admin Moderator · 298 replies · 2,229+ views
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