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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by ed » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:53 pm



on my window sill moments ago.

4' or so. Diamondback.

Wanted my damn stereo
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Fid » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:07 am

I hope you didn't tread on her they gots a flag and all.
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by ed » Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:13 am

Got my son to move the critter to the next property.
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:15 pm

ed wrote:Got my son to move the critter to the next property.
Your son is your expendable minion? 8)
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Post by Giz » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:06 pm

ed wrote:Got my son to move the critter to the next property.
Note to self: best not to live nextdoor to Ed

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by ed » Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:48 pm

I shouted "unleash the reptiles" as he ... errr ... released the reptile.

No real neighbor, it is 600 acres of watershed, forever wild.

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Post by ed » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:39 pm

Norm knew how to parent.
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:52 pm

Wasn't he supposed to be Canadian not Floridian?
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Post by Giz » Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:05 pm

Hmm, having a new daughter, I may have to subscribe to this appelton parenting blog. ..

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Witness » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:38 am

ed wrote:

on my window sill moments ago.

4' or so. Diamondback.

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by ed » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:46 am

Maybe outside of Florida they are...
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:22 pm

500-pound goliath grouper eats shark as shocked Florida fishermen watch: 'He just sucked it in' (Fox)

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Formerly known as a "jewfish," goliath groupers can grow up to 8 feet long and weigh about 800 pounds. They are typically identified by their large mouths and dark striped bodies.
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:24 pm

Alligator-toting man on a beer run prompts Florida wildlife officials' investigation
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With an alligator tucked under one arm, a man tromped into a Jacksonville, Florida, convenience store looking for a 12-pack of beer in recent days. The incident, which was caught on a viral, laughter-filled Facebook video, is being looked into by Florida wildlife officials, according to a local ABC News affiliate.

WTLC reported it was not immediately clear if the man had done anything illegal.

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The authorities wanted to make sure the man was toting the alligator in a humane manner.

You know, not by the scruff of the neck or anything cruel like that.
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Giz » Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:46 pm

According to the interwebz, “In Florida, it is illegal for someone to consume alcohol in public. ”. Maybe the police think a gator constitutes “the public”? (I mean, it’s not a private gator)

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Witness » Mon Jul 30, 2018 3:00 am

Cut off in traffic, 83-year-old Florida man goes on gun rampage until stopped by a drawbridge

An elderly Florida man was charged with attempted murder after opening fire Friday afternoon on another driver.

Police said 83-year-old Mario Perez-Tano was stopped at a traffic light in downtown Miami when another driver pulled in front of his Volkswagen Beetle.

Perez-Tano blocked in the other vehicle as it pulled out of a tire shop and got out of his car to confront the driver with a .38-caliber handgun, authorities said.

Police said Perez-Tano fired one gunshot at the other car’s tire and then another shot into the driver’s side window.

The other driver, Miguel Garcia, was not shot and quickly sped away.

But Perez-Tano got back into his car and pursued Garcia, police said.

Both drivers were stopped by a drawbridge, and police arrested Perez-Tano there.
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So Bruce is right, you need a drawbridge (and a moat, of course). :mrgreen:

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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by Witness » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:13 am

A good start in Floridian politics:
University says GOP Florida House candidate faked her diploma: report

School officials said a Republican candidate running for the GOP nomination in a Florida legislative seat lied about graduating from Miami University in Ohio and faked her diploma, according to a new report.

Melissa Howard, who wants a Sarasota-area state House seat, claimed that she earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the Ohio school.

Florida political news website FLA News Online originally reported that Howard did not earn the degree, but briefly retracted their story after Howard provided a photo posing with a copy of her diploma.

But after further investigation and confirmation with the university, FLA News reported Saturday that the diploma was fake.

Sarasota's Herald-Tribune confirmed with the university that Howard did not graduate.

Miami University general counsel Robin Parker told the outlets that while Howard attended the university, there is no record of her earning a degree in 1994 or 1996, as she previously claimed.

The school also reportedly said that they do not offer a Bachelor of Science in Marketing, and that Howard would have earned a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences if she had graduated with her Retailing major.

The diploma in the photo also reportedly displays signatures of university officials who would not have signed a diploma for a student graduating with a bachelor’s degree in that year.

National Student Clearinghouse, the nonprofit group that works with Miami University and originally stated Howard did not earn her degree, sent FLA News a certificate from the university stating that Howard did not earn a degree.
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Re: Why Florida is an awsome place to live

Post by ed » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:18 pm

I should run
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