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Reminds of the Keystone Cops. :mrgreen:
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Pyrrho wrote: Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:41 am
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She failed the Bar exam. She started a law firm anyway. Now she faces prison.

Federal prosecutors accused Roberta Guedes of aggravated identity theft and mail fraud related to the establishment of what they say were two bogus law firms. Guedes agreed to plead guilty last month.

TAMPA — Roberta Guedes has a law degree, but she twice failed to pass the Florida Bar exam. She didn’t let that stop her from pretending to be a lawyer.

Federal prosecutors say that in the months after Guedes graduated law school, she used the name of a classmate — one who did pass the Bar — to register two new law firms with the state Division of Corporations. She created websites for both companies, prosecutors said, touting fictitious national and international offices, and displayed stock photos of people who looked like lawyers but were not.

She even represented clients, accepting money to handle their immigration and family law cases, but never disclosed that she was not licensed to do so, court records state.
https://www.tampabay.com/news/crime/201 ... es-prison/

Wonder what she learned while getting that degree… :mrgreen:
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Now them's good eatin'.
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I have lost my faith and don't believe in ed's crawdads anymore. :( (I even started doubting the trilobites…)




Gun, several magazines found in duffel bag left in donation drop box

Employee makes discovery Friday morning in Miami

MIAMI - A box where clothes and shoes are typically dropped off as donations became the site of a police investigation Friday morning in Miami.

Miami police Officer Kenia Fallat said a duffel bag containing a handgun and various magazines was discovered by an employee at the drop box along North Federal Highway.
https://www.local10.com/news/local/miam ... n-drop-box
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The [Florida] man who gave Scientology $360 million actually answered the phone

Absent from Scientology publications since his 2017 divorce, Bob Duggan had a lot to say. He tells the Times he’s still a dedicated member and donor.

For the last several years, the man who has given more money to Church of Scientology causes than anyone else has been conspicuously missing from Scientology circles.

Every year, unfailingly, Bob and Trish Duggan could be seen accepting awards at donor events and smiling in church magazines documenting the affairs.

That changed in 2017, when court records show the Duggans divorced. At that year’s annual banquet honoring top Scientology donors, only Trish Duggan appeared to accept her trophy from Scientology leader David Miscavige.

Scientology watchers suspected Bob Duggan, a venture capitalist, might have left the organization after four decades of dedication and millions of dollars given.

Turns out, Duggan says he is just avoiding the spotlight.

In a phone interview with the Tampa Bay Times this week, he said he remains a devoted Scientologist despite avoiding church events since his divorce.

He declined to give an updated estimate of how much he has donated to Scientology to date, but said the number far exceeds the $360 million figure he cited to Forbes magazine in 2016.
https://www.tampabay.com/news/business/ ... the-phone/
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There's one born every fucking minute.
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Florida man tried to enlist ISIS to attack colleges that suspended, expelled him

Court documents say Salman Rashid targeted two deans after he was suspended for sending threatening text messages to a female student.

[I'll extract just the poor idiot's interaction with his crush:]

The documents, filed in United States District Court of Southern Florida, say that Rashid allegedly stalked a fellow student at Miami-Dade College and was suspended last December after he sent her threatening text messages.

In one, Rashid allegedly told her that “the creator” had “decided our destiny and chosen separate paths for us.”

In the “hereafter, will meet once again,” he allegedly wrote. “But things will be a little different :). You will not have excuses, will not be given a choice and will have to come closer to me.”

Earlier this year, Rashid was expelled from Broward College for not telling the school about what had happened at Miami-Dade, the documents say.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/fl ... m-n1091141
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Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can't Be Saved

KEY WEST, Fla. — Officials in the Florida Keys announced what many coastal governments nationwide have long feared, but few have been willing to admit: As seas rise and flooding gets worse, not everyone can be saved.

And in some places, it doesn’t even make sense to try.

On Wednesday morning, Rhonda Haag, the county’s sustainability director, released the first results of the county’s yearslong effort to calculate how high its 300 miles of roads must be elevated to stay dry, and at what cost. Those costs were far higher than her team expected — and those numbers, she said, show that some places can’t be protected, at least at a price that taxpayers can be expected to pay.

“I never would have dreamed we would say ‘no,’” Haag said in an interview. “But now, with the real estimates coming in, it’s a different story. And it’s not all doable.”

The results released Wednesday focus on a single 3-mile stretch of road at the southern tip of Sugarloaf Key, a small island 15 miles up U.S. Highway 1 from Key West. To keep those 3 miles of road dry year-round in 2025 would require raising it by 1.3 feet, at a cost of $75 million, or $25 million per mile. Keeping the road dry in 2045 would mean elevating it 2.2 feet, at a cost of $128 million. To protect against expected flooding levels in 2060, the cost would jump to $181 million.

And all that to protect about two dozen homes.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/florida-keys ... 05781.html
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Dec 08, 2019 1:55 am Betcha that's a misrepresentation. :)
https://www.newsweek.com/florida-aborti ... gh-1372158

In more recent news, Florida seems very interested in Alabama's abortion law. Reactionary old farts, unite.
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The unborn are not people with rights. The resource is however, good for medical experimentation and later, dog food. :)
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Wed Nov 27, 2019 1:08 am A short break from kidding around is in order.

This is some veritable Florida awesomeness. :coolspecs:
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:27 pmthe liars cannot tell the truth even when they are right on a particular issue.
I don't get with what exactly you have a quibble disagreement. Newsweek? The formulation?
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https://i.imgur.com/LdXv2JM.jpg

You'll easily find links to articles. I also read the cops were taking cover behind cars… with people inside.
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"To Serve And Protect"

Their own fucking sphincters.

Dumb fucking cunts.
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My pal lives on the far side of my town. He just sent me this shot
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That is a Florida Panther.
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ed wrote: Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:09 am My pal lives on the far side of my town. He just sent me this shot
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That is a Florida Panther.
There are at least 142 copies of that image on the Internet, the oldest from 2016. As you wrote it one could really think he just found the cat in his backyard, right, ed? :lmao:
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Fuck, are you serious? You mean someone lied on the internet!!!!?????????
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We had one on my property so I didn't think it odd.
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I feel dirty, dirty and used. But I am not removing the picture. I will leave it there to remind me that the internet is not always truthful. A lesson for us all.
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:rub:
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Thank you.

I will do penance once.

That cat looks to be about 30 kilos

:BlowChunks:
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It's a good kitty. A very good kitty. It just needs a little love and affection.
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Holy shit!!!!

I just spotted this Florida Panther in my back yard.

Wow. Lucky I had a camera handy.
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https://i.imgur.com/YFkfzll.jpg

Yes, where are they, these crawdads, uh?
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Hmmm

I can think of a better cat
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We have pretty big Huntsmen spiders here. If they run on a tile floor you can hear their claws tip-tapping. So cute.
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Food too. What do you think we do with all those dogs?
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Spotted in Wynwood Miami
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It's funny because it's horrible and it's true
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Florida identified more than 3,300 Hepatitis A cases this year, nearly triple the number in the previous five years combined

The Hepatitis A public health emergency has resulted in 3,327 cases identified by the Department of Health this year. The most recent week saw an additional 49 cases reported.

That’s according to the latest department numbers covering Jan. 2019 through Dec. 2019. But health officials hope the outbreak is on its way to being contained.

The 2019 figures represent a sharp climb from 2018, which saw just 548 Hepatitis A cases. That mark was also an increase from previous years. In 2017, just 276 cases were identified. The number of Hepatitis A reports failed to top 123 cases from 2014 to 2016.

In total, 1,175 cases were identified from the five-year period covering 2014 to 2018. That’s nearly one third of the cases from 2019 alone.

The contagious virus can attack the liver and is spread through consumption of contaminated food or water and from person to person. That can happen, for instance, if people don’t wash their hands adequately after going to the restroom.

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While additional cases were identified in the past week, the rate of new cases has slowed. That’s thanks in part to efforts to increase vaccinations and public awareness about the outbreak. During his September briefing, Rivkees estimated will need to vaccinate 80 percent of the state’s high-risk population to get a handle on the outbreak.

That “high-risk” pool is made up of the homeless and drug-addicted population.
https://floridapolitics.com/archives/31 ... is-a-cases
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White nationalist who ran for Senate arrested in Florida

Florida authorities say they have arrested a white nationalist who ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida and was a featured speaker during the deadly 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia

MELBOURNE, Fla. -- A white nationalist who ran for the U.S. Senate in Florida and was a featured speaker during the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, was arrested on charges of kidnapping, domestic violence and possession of a firearm during a crime of violence.

Augustus Sol Invictus, 36, was arrested Monday at a Florida mall by Brevard County Sheriff's deputies on a warrant issued out of South Carolina, the Miami Herald reported. Jail records described him as an “out of state fugitive.”
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Invictus, an Orlando-area attorney, has called for violent uprisings. During his 2016 Senate bid to unseat U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, he got widespread attention for claiming that he killed a goat and drank its blood as part of a pagan ritual. He failed, however, to win the nomination from Florida's Libertarian Party to challenge Rubio.

White nationalist Richard Spencer, who organized the deadly Charlottesville rally that refocused attention on the country's frayed race relations, had credited Invictus with drafting the core tenets behind the rally.
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/whi ... a-68023615
Wikipedia wrote:Sol Invictus

Sol Invictus ("Unconquered Sun") was the official sun god of the later Roman Empire and a patron of soldiers. On 25 December AD 274, the Roman emperor Aurelian made it an official cult alongside the traditional Roman cults.[2] Scholars disagree about whether the new deity was a refoundation of the ancient Latin cult of Sol,[3] a revival of the cult of Elagabalus,[4] or completely new.[5] The god was favored by emperors after Aurelian and appeared on their coins until the last third-part of the reign of Constantine I.[6] The last inscription referring to Sol Invictus dates to AD 387,[7] and there were enough devotees in the fifth century that the Christian theologian Augustine found it necessary to preach against them.[8]
The sunshine state! :mrgreen:
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I should have pointed this out earlier.

our coolness extends to New Years where, in Key West, we drop a high heel with a transvestite.

Does not get cooler than that.

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I welcome embarrassed admissions of what gets dropped in YOUR city.
Here, a list.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_o ... ar%27s_Eve

Lots of "Balls" some fruit but only here do you find a real live fruit!!!

The coolness of florida continues to astound me.