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Sea Ranch Club…Yes …re-miss in posting last Wed. meeting with insurance…will post later or tomorrow…check back….

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Today’s Sat. paper….

1. ‘Green Gone Wild’….John Dorschner….

Comparing the cost of going “green” at the present time to the first time cell phones came on the market at $2,000.00 a pop….and now…they give them away to get the consumer under contract…

One item…LED bulbs….

“At some point they will become so economically compelling that you can’t stay with the old technology….”…

Right now….though….LBTS…..forget the experiment….

2. Lawyers want 45% of fire-fee money….Michael Vasquez…

Attorneys representing taxpayers on an illegal fire assessment fee case want a cut of the $17.1 million dollar settlement…leaving those taxpayer with less than $50 dollars each….

Remember back a few years ago when the illegal fire-assessment here in LBTS was front and center….

just think if any taxpayer had decided to go to court?…..

Of course with the current” boss”…that is long forgotten…along with forensic audits….

3. Tomatoes may not be to blame for salmonella….Elaine Walker….

Previous post…Limieux Report…..on the FDA having to backtrack off initial charges that the tainted tomatoes came from Mexico…and stating that they may need to do the same with Florida….but this?….

It may not have been the tomatoes at all!….

4. Rodent proves levee’s undoing….Jim Slater…

That pesky muskrat….did what muskrats do…burrowed through the levee…and caused water to penetrate the floodwall …..

A Missourian asked…”with all the guns in this country,couldn’t we kill a muskrat?’….

Watch for the PETA people to answer this one…..

5. ‘Supporting Obama hard for Clinton fans’….David Lightman….

Unity N.H…..guess the “smarmy” matching tie …to her dress….didn’t quite do the job….(reminds many of going to prom)……or the cutesy…condescending remark…not once but twice about Hillary doing what she did……competing against him ….in “heels”….

Seems it will take more….to win their votes….

6. Opinion ….The Reader’s Forum….

‘Legislative pension mandates drain municipal budget…written by John Charles Thomas, Director, policy,and political affairs, Florida League of cities,Tallahassee.

The previously posted ……article on 6/16/08 in the Herald about Municipal pension…”Pensions rise, putting S. Florida cities in tough spot’…

The ‘history” of the pensions…before 1998…when cities had negotiated “extra” pension benefitsĀ  for police and firefighters above and beyond those provided other municipal employees….

The interpretation by the state and state law in 2004 limiting how those funds could be used….

ultimately costing cities and their taxpayers approx. $200 million since 1999….

The bill that passed in 2006 by the Legislature that expanded worker’sĀ  compensation and pension disability benefits for law enforcement, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians…

Who pays for these state-mandated benefits…your city government and residents…

Should cities and taxpayers be mandated by the Legislature?….Shouldn’t the cities and employees be allowed to negotiate?…

The reason we can not do just that….lobbying in Tallahassee…by the police and fire unions…

enough said…..

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