Why Florida is an awsome place to live

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Happy birthday, ed!

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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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Never mind me (see other thread), did Myakka Moe give you a big wet kiss (like there's any other kind from a lake monster)?
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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
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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 5:04 pm
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.
I thought the Seminoles were the only ones never to sign a treaty with the USA.
So even if they are now resigned to the inevitable, no casinos.
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solely wrote:
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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:
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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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Some folks here might not have heard of Christianship.

It is a syncretistic cult combining elements of both Christianity and One-upmanship.
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Notice my ordination date. 31 years coming up.
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How long after ordination before you became The Deity?
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Southern accents are generally considered an indication of stupidity. God fucking dammit I miss Cool Hand.
... The stars were suns, but so far away they were just little points of light ... The scale of the universe suddenly opened up to me. It was a kind of religious experience. There was a magnificence to it, a grandeur, a scale which has never left me. Never ever left me.
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