## Why Florida is an awsome place to live

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2 Florida men arrested, accused of stealing human remains they used in religious practice

The men were practicing Palo Mayombe, a religion that branches off of Santeria and was developed in Cuba among enslaved Central Africans, police said.

Two men are charged in Polk County, Florida, and accused of stealing the four sets of human remains in a cemetery as part of their religious practice.

Brian Montalvo Tolentino, 43, and Juan Burgos-Lopez, 39, face four counts each of disturbing contents of a grave and abuse of a dead body, according to a release Friday from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office. DNA evidence led authorities to Tolentino after the bodies were removed from Edgewood Cemetery in Mount Dora last month.

The men told investigators they took the remains, three of which belonged to deceased veterans, as part of their religion. Tolentino and Burgos-Lopez were practicing Palo Mayombe, which branches off of Santeria and was developed in Cuba among enslaved Central Africans.

Investigators executed a search warrant at Burgos-Lopez’s home, where they found a religious shrine, and seven skulls in a shed. Four of the skills belonged to the remains taken from Mount Dora, the men told authorities. Two others were found to be fake, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s office.
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/2- ... d-n1253766
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You think we care about the theft of dead body parts? And how is it theft, wise guy? Who "owned" the parts? Does the cemetery "own" the bodies therein? I think not.

I could get these guys off in seconds. And anyway, stealing body parts is a rite of passage for adolescents down here. Gators are regurgitating them all the time.
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Former NYS Dem Party head gets vaccinated — in Florida
The former upstate Oswego mayor — who worked for the Cuomo, David Paterson and Eliot Spitzer administrations — is still a legal New York resident but has been subleasing an apartment in St. Petersburg, Fla., since October, making him eligible to receive the shot there.

https://nypost.com/2021/01/17/former-ny ... n-florida/
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ed wrote: Sat Jan 16, 2021 1:49 am And anyway, stealing body parts is a rite of passage for adolescents down here. Gators are regurgitating them all the time.
To say nothing of what one would find dredging lake ed…
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Witness wrote: Tue Dec 22, 2020 3:31 am Story unfolds:
Rebekah Jones, former state COVID-19 data manager, sues FDLE over raid on her home
Arrest warrant issued for former Florida Department of Health analyst Rebekah Jones

FDLE agents working with ousted state employee's attorney to turn herself in

...

Florida authorities investigating an alleged hack into the state's emergency response system raided her home Dec. 8.

Agents served the search warrant on her Tallahassee home after a complaint from the Department of Health regarding unauthorized access to its emergency alert system.

"Agents believe someone at the residence on Centerville Court illegally accessed the system," FDLE spokeswoman Gretl Plessinger said.
https://www.wptv.com/news/state/arrest- ... ekah-jones
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Florida man accused of trying to steal horses, riding them home, deputies say

Man wanted to set them free, according to deputies

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida man is behind bars after deputies say he tried to free horses from a local ranch.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says ranch owners reported several horse stalls were open and horses were loose.

As the horses were being corralled, the owners told deputies they saw a man driving the owner’s truck, according to the sheriff’s office.

One of the owners was able to stop the man, identified as Mark Anthony Hunt, and detain him until deputies arrived.

Authorities say when the owners asked Hunt why he opened the stalls, the 55-year-old told them that he didn’t believe the horses should be caged. The Fruitland Park man also told the owners he tried to mount one of the horses and ride it home but it got away from him, according to deputies.

The sheriff’s office says the horses are valued at $20,000 and$80,000 each.
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local ... uties-say/
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A profoundly unfair bill would withhold Bright Futures aid based on college majors

Dennis Baxley doesn’t think much of his sociology degree from Florida State.

It was worth “two bucks and a cup of coffee in most towns,” the state senator from Ocala told the Tampa Bay Times. So he got a certification to become a funeral director.

Good for him. We’re glad Baxley discovered a successful career doing something he loves.

But just because sociology didn’t work out for Baxley doesn’t mean other people who chose it as a college major haven’t found success.

Nor does it justify the state of Florida punishing college students financially for choosing majors like sociology as a field of study.

Punishing college students is exactly what a bill Baxley has introduced in the Legislature would do, and it appears to have the support of the House speaker and the Senate president, which exponentially increases the bill’s chances of getting passed.

Senate bill 86 would force the state Board of Education and Board of Governors to create a list of degree programs whose graduates will be in high demand in the workplace.

Students who choose a degree program that’s included on the list of sanctioned majors would remain eligible for full financial aid from the state.

Student’s who don’t would be limited to 60 credit hours of financial aid, half the number of hours it typically takes to get a bachelor’s degree.

That includes limiting how much money students could receive from the popular, Lottery-funded Bright Futures program to pay for tuition and fees.

It’ll basically be a big, fat tuition increase for students who choose the wrong major.

You’re reading correctly — the GOP-led Legislature wants the government to pick winners and losers based on someone’s major in college.

And here we thought Republicans didn’t like the government picking winners and losers.
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion ... story.html
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Witness wrote: Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:21 pm
Florida man accused of trying to steal horses, riding them home, deputies say

Man wanted to set them free, according to deputies

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – A Florida man is behind bars after deputies say he tried to free horses from a local ranch.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office says ranch owners reported several horse stalls were open and horses were loose.

As the horses were being corralled, the owners told deputies they saw a man driving the owner’s truck, according to the sheriff’s office.

One of the owners was able to stop the man, identified as Mark Anthony Hunt, and detain him until deputies arrived.

Authorities say when the owners asked Hunt why he opened the stalls, the 55-year-old told them that he didn’t believe the horses should be caged. The Fruitland Park man also told the owners he tried to mount one of the horses and ride it home but it got away from him, according to deputies.

The sheriff’s office says the horses are valued at $20,000 and$80,000 each.
https://www.clickorlando.com/news/local ... uties-say/
Was an issue a couple of years ago. People were killing and butchering horses in the pastures. Actually had guy with an AR posted here.
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Witness wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:44 am
A profoundly unfair bill would withhold Bright Futures aid based on college majors

Dennis Baxley doesn’t think much of his sociology degree from Florida State.

It was worth “two bucks and a cup of coffee in most towns,” the state senator from Ocala told the Tampa Bay Times. So he got a certification to become a funeral director.

Good for him. We’re glad Baxley discovered a successful career doing something he loves.

But just because sociology didn’t work out for Baxley doesn’t mean other people who chose it as a college major haven’t found success.

Nor does it justify the state of Florida punishing college students financially for choosing majors like sociology as a field of study.

Punishing college students is exactly what a bill Baxley has introduced in the Legislature would do, and it appears to have the support of the House speaker and the Senate president, which exponentially increases the bill’s chances of getting passed.

Senate bill 86 would force the state Board of Education and Board of Governors to create a list of degree programs whose graduates will be in high demand in the workplace.

Students who choose a degree program that’s included on the list of sanctioned majors would remain eligible for full financial aid from the state.

Student’s who don’t would be limited to 60 credit hours of financial aid, half the number of hours it typically takes to get a bachelor’s degree.

That includes limiting how much money students could receive from the popular, Lottery-funded Bright Futures program to pay for tuition and fees.

It’ll basically be a big, fat tuition increase for students who choose the wrong major.

You’re reading correctly — the GOP-led Legislature wants the government to pick winners and losers based on someone’s major in college.

And here we thought Republicans didn’t like the government picking winners and losers.
https://www.orlandosentinel.com/opinion ... story.html
Let the colleges use their endowments to support Lesbian Dance majors.
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As an unmotivated kid,* I remember being pissed off when I learned the state changed the high school graduation standards to include classes I didn't really want to take.

I'll tell those crybaby college students the same thing they told me back then:

Spoiler:

Dennis Baxley is exactly right about the value of his Sociology degree.

You liberal artist idiots want to keep studying worthless shit?

Knock yourselves out.

But taxpayers shouldn't have to subsidize your dumb decisions.

* It's a miracle I ever managed to graduate high school.
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Some snow for ed:

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In Florida, magic mushrooms grow everywhere, in cow flops

still working on Sophrosyne, but I will no doubt end up with Hubris
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http://www.floridiannature.com/scorpions.htm

Very cool. I didn't think there were scorpions here. I must find one.
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ed wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 11:37 am
Let the colleges use their endowments to support Lesbian Dance majors.
You're being a bit flippant but I think there's a serious point there.

It's perfectly valid to decide that there's a need to promote secondary education in fields for reasons other than commercial/financial value. I'm in complete agreement. But it's a mistake to do so using a program that presumes the graduate will reliably earn enough income to pay it back. Just make it a grant and be done with it, if it's so important.
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It is sorta obscene that Harvard has an endowment of 41 billion and charges whatever they do.
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From some dude on Reddit:
I just moved to Florida and Ived notice that there is an epidemic of bald men having billboards extended in order to fit their bald heads. I’ve never seen this trend anywhere else. The bald head billboard extension industry is booming here!

https://old.reddit.com/r/florida/commen ... tice_that/

Are you bald, ed?