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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:31 am Did you sing it all together in assembly? 8)
No just in music class. We had a fat old music teacher named Miss Gibbs.
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Happy birthday, ed!

:birthday:
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Awwwwwwwwwww ......
Thank you.

Anyone seen Abdul?
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Mediocre and somewhat melancholy birthday, ed.
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I'll mark the occasion with a viewing of The Homesman. Maybe I'll get thru it this time.
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CLEAR TAKEOVER

How Scientology doubled its downtown Clearwater footprint in 3 years

The Church of Scientology and companies run by its members spent $103 million over the past three years buying up vast sections of downtown Clearwater.

They now own most commercial property on every block within walking distance of the waterfront, putting the secretive church firmly in control of the area’s future.

Most of the sales have not previously been reported. The Tampa Bay Times discovered them by reviewing more than 1,000 deeds and business records, then interviewed more than 90 people to reconstruct the circumstances surrounding the transactions.

Even city leaders said they didn’t know the full extent of the purchases until they were shown maps created by the Times.

The church, its members and companies they control now own 185 properties that cover 101 acres in the center of downtown.

Half the properties were bought since January 2017.

The land grab started as tensions grew between the church and the Clearwater City Council. Each had proposed major redevelopment projects, designed to lure new business into the empty storefronts that surround the city-owned waterfront and the church’s spiritual headquarters. Then the council interfered with a land deal that Scientology demanded for its plan. The church stopped communicating with the city.

Almost immediately, a decades-long trickle of purchases by church members turned into a flood.
https://projects.tampabay.com/projects/ ... al-estate/ for the rest & infographics.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 12:23 am X84k2abdul28418
A better video
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A dare him to visit Ockefenookiochocola and say that :x :x :x :x :x :x

We Seminoles are noted for our ferocity ... I self identify as a Seminole now
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They're not going to let you open a casino because you "identify as a Seminole".
You'll have to find another way to skin a cat.
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Then they are racists.
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Everyone is ed. Everyone.
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solely wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:09 pm Everyone is ed. Everyone.
I'm only mildly so.
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ed if you really want to do something for Florida, start a religion.
Or have you already?
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solely wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:10 pm ed if you really want to do something for Florida, start a religion.
Or have you already?
https://i.postimg.cc/bw2kYWmz/masked-Ordination.jpg
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Notice my ordination date. 31 years coming up.
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Southern accents are generally considered an indication of stupidity. God fucking dammit I miss Cool Hand.
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ed wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:00 pm
solely wrote: Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:10 pm ed if you really want to do something for Florida, start a religion.
Or have you already?
https://i.postimg.cc/bw2kYWmz/masked-Ordination.jpg

Now all you need is a tent.
And a base drum, oh, a white seersucker suit.
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Pastor Warns If Trump Is Removed From Office, 'Guys That Know How to Fight' Will Hunt Down Democrats

Christian church leader Rick Wiles threatened that "There's gonna be violence in America" if President Donald Trump is removed from office.

Wiles, the senior pastor at Flowing Streams Church in Florida, made the remarks on his right-wing TruNews program Tuesday evening. He claimed that cowboys, mountain men and "guys that know how to do violence" would start attacking and "hunting down" Democrats.

"If they take him [Trump] out, there's gonna be violence in America," the religious leader said. "That's all there is to it," he asserted.

"However he leaves, there's gonna be violence in America," Wiles went on. "I believe there are people in this country, veterans, there are cowboys, mountain men, I mean guys that know how to fight," he said, "and they're going to make a decision that people who did this to Donald Trump are not gonna get away with it."
https://www.newsweek.com/pastor-warns-t ... stribution
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This is Florida
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https://i.imgur.com/u5XJOJ4.jpg
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Sums it up.
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Well, there goes the state!
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:41 am Oooh! Oooh!

Guess who is now officially a Floridian. :)

https://www.wpbf.com/article/president- ... 11?src=app
His Grace, the Imperial Majesty on the Iron Throne, the Immortal God-Emperor of Mankind, Donaldus "Pußygrabbin" I of the House of Trump will make Warhammer 40,000 real. He is a pretty cool guy and is the 45th president of the United States and isn't afraid of anything. Never half-piss around when President Trump is around cause He'll rape you for not fully pissing around, fire you for being unproductive, sue you for libel, and pillage your clan of its cattle and fertile women. Trump literally put an epic Just As Planned: exactly at the time when Hillary was gloating over cheating and controlling the Polls, the Donald unleashed his secret superweapon, the Silent Majority who didn't participate in Clinton's rigged polls but revealed their support for Trump in the election. Now Trump is on the Iron Throne, gloating U mad SJWs? while Democrats are committing mass suicide while yelling "You maniacs! You should have endorsed Bernie Sanders! Damn you, God Damn You All to Hell!!"
https://images.encyclopediadramatica.se ... rTrump.png
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Lords and Kings with nuclear weapons.

How charming.
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Professional cuddling studio opens in Florida

A mother and daughter in Jacksonville are getting paid to cuddle with strangers.

Joni Eitzmann opened "Cozy Up," a professional cuddling studio located in Jacksonville, Florida.

Eitzmann said the cuddling is platonic.

She said she received some pushback from the City of Jacksonville when she introduced her business concept.

"I had a lot of explaining to do," Eitzmann said. "They know all about us. We're not hiding in any way."

Cuddle sessions cost as little as $25 and up to $200 for three hours.

Eitzmann said she and her daughter also plan to hold cuddle parties every month.
https://www.wsbtv.com/news/trending-now ... 1003901236
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The sheriff’s office added that the firearm was in the home legally.
That whole sentence makes no sense.

This is fucking Florida.
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it's good PR to disabuse them.
I'll disabuse them.
1- Fields of carnivorous plants
2- Hogs. With fangs
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com ... f=1&nofb=1
3- Honkin' big fucking snakes
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com ... f=1&nofb=1
4- Endless impenetrable swamps
5- Rednecks
6- guns everywhere
7- explosions
8- Mud racing
9- Giant goddamn spiders
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com ... f=1&nofb=1
9-
https://external-content.duckduckgo.com ... f=1&nofb=1
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Ya'll watch yer tone when you're talkin' to me.
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Lakeland Electric engineer faked credentials, pretended to be mayor in email, detectives say

LAKELAND, Fla. - Fake transcripts and fake credentials were enough to land a man a job at Lakeland Electric for six years until he was up for a promotion and ended up in jail - charged with fraud.

On Wednesday, Lakeland police said John Bretz was charged with scheming to defraud and criminal use of personal identification. Investigators said he managed to work for Lakeland Electric as a turbine engineer, and then as a supervisor for six years before anyone noticed something was up.

...

Over the summer, Bretz applied for a manager position, at a time when the vetting process had changed.
https://www.fox13news.com/news/lakeland ... ctives-say

:mrgreen:
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I should do a map. Lakeland has the best gun show in fla. About 45min north.

All these things are near me (or "right close" as we say down here), these are truly "my people"!!!
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ed wrote: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:42 pm Ya'll watch yer tone when you're talkin' to me.
Ya'll ought to watch yer Crawdads closer.

Just sayin'. :)
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Witness wrote: Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:12 am
Lakeland Electric engineer faked credentials, pretended to be mayor in email, detectives say

LAKELAND, Fla. - Fake transcripts and fake credentials were enough to land a man a job at Lakeland Electric for six years until he was up for a promotion and ended up in jail - charged with fraud.

On Wednesday, Lakeland police said John Bretz was charged with scheming to defraud and criminal use of personal identification. Investigators said he managed to work for Lakeland Electric as a turbine engineer, and then as a supervisor for six years before anyone noticed something was up.

...

Over the summer, Bretz applied for a manager position, at a time when the vetting process had changed.
https://www.fox13news.com/news/lakeland ... ctives-say

:mrgreen:


This guy is my hero.
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Bretz raked in $865,904.35 in salary in six years.
He must have skilled in more than fakery.
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Rob Lister wrote: Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:14 pm
Bretz raked in $865,904.35 in salary in six years.
He must have skilled in more than fakery.
Exactly, and he did exchange labor for reward, for six years!
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Florida man accused of groping a princess at Disney World.

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Damn woman worrying the alligators.
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A True Cunt.
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Orangutan Granted Legal Personhood, Moves to Florida, Becomes Florida Woman

An orangutan who was granted legal personhood in a landmark 2015 ruling has moved into the Center for Great Apes in central Florida.

Judge Elena Liberatori's ruling declared that Sandra was legally not an animal, but a non-human person. That meant the orangutan was entitled to some legal rights enjoyed by humans, plus better living conditions, reports The Miami Herald.

"With that ruling I wanted to tell society something new, that animals are sentient beings and that the first right they have is our obligation to respect them," Liberatori said.

The 2015 ruling came after animal rights campaigners filed a habeas corpus petition—a document more typically used to challenge the legality of a person's detention or imprisonment—on behalf of the orangutan.

Sandra, 33, was born in Germany and spent 25 years at the Buenos Aires Zoo before arriving at her new home on November 5.

Patti Ragan, director of the center in Wauchula, Florida, said Sandra is adjusting to the center, joining 21 orangutans and 31 chimpanzees who have been rescued or retired from circuses, stage shows and the exotic pet trade.
https://www.newsweek.com/orangutan-gran ... an-1470533
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40mi away.
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Abdul Alhazred wrote: Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:55 pm Does this mean she has the legal right to marry an H. Sapiens?
I think she moved to be near ed… shush!