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Article Headline: Obamacare Ruling Could Cost Floridians Billions


Comment:
Thanks Rick Scott for screwing us once again.
Posted by Jane King on July 25, 2014 at 11:21 am
 


Article Headline: Obamacare Ruling Could Cost Floridians Billions


Comment:
I noted that this ruling was made by Republican judges and that a different outcome was delivered by Democratic judges, demonstrating politicalization of the judiciary. Making health care prohibitively expensive for the poor just passes on high ER health care costs to the rest of us. This is a time when compassionate conservatism makes sense for all fiscal conservatives. So sad that hate-filled conservatives continue to get their way by using misinformation and bias to fool enough citizens to vote against their own best interests.
Posted by NancyRDean on July 24, 2014 at 2:27 pm
 


Article Headline: One-Sided Utility Hearings Offer Preview of Big Picture Strategy


Comment:
Today's fake conservatives should hang their heads in collective shame as they agree to poison the earth to improve their lives at the expense of our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on July 24, 2014 at 2:21 pm
 


Article Headline: One-Sided Utility Hearings Offer Preview of Big Picture Strategy


Comment:
We in Florida have built our collective house in the sand (Matthew 7:26) and believe if we continue to make our devotions to Moloch (the utility companies traded on Wall Street) all will go on as before. Moloch demands the sacrifice of our children (Leviticus 18:21) to be burned in a furnace. By burning carbon to generate electricity we are literally giving up the land of Florida for future generations of offspring to be drowned in the sea. Why aren't our holy men preaching this lesson? We need to be able to sell the excess solar power we can generate on our roofs back into the grid. The Wall Street utility companies fear that prospect and have been successful so far in cowing the Florida Public Service Commission into denying us that opportunity. Fear the Wrath of God! Repent Ye Sinners! Build Ye a solar powered Ark and call it Florida!
Posted by Richard C. Thomas on July 24, 2014 at 9:03 am
 


Article Headline: Kennedy Touts Experience as Educator in School Board Bid


Comment:
I am a classroom teacher. Which candidates support teachers and students???
Posted by Sharon Jefferson on July 23, 2014 at 6:58 pm
 


Article Headline: Kennedy Touts Experience as Educator in School Board Bid


Comment:
Thanks for clarification. I also believe that school board members should volunteer, but I believe Florida law supports them being paid.
Posted by Sharon Jefferson on July 23, 2014 at 6:55 pm
 


Article Headline: Young Islander Tie-Dying for a Cause


Comment:
Grayson, I and Grampa are soooo proud of you!!!
Posted by Rachel Bryant on July 22, 2014 at 6:56 pm
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: Small Towns, Big Businesses Part 2


Comment:
This is a wonderful series, I hope The Bradenton Herald continues educating young and old, Manatee County is a very special place with a rich history that more should be aware of. Thank you for your contributions to our education. J. Rains
Posted by judith shepherd-rains on July 20, 2014 at 8:42 am
 


Article Headline: All Grossed Out


Comment:
We are all grateful for this very informative reporting by John Rehill and The Bradenton Times. Would any of us have thought to sit down and crunch the numbers. It is shocking to see how much business exemptions are taking away from citizens of this Country. Without both Rehill and the Bradenton Times it would really be a very dark day for citizens.
of Manatee County.
Posted by Barbara Angelucci on July 17, 2014 at 5:39 pm
 


Article Headline: Beach Nourishment or Fueling Looming Disaster?


Comment:
In the 50's I grew up north of Englewood. All those years, I remember the beaches on Manasota Key (a barrier island) would become narrow at times and then very broad --a cycle that kept repeating itself. Anyone who built too close to the beach would have problems. Let's eliminate building too close to the beach and leave mother nature alone. Yes, beach re-nourishment is temporary but (probably)more permanent in bank accounts.
The "insurance pool" suggested by Richard Thomas has merits.
Posted by suzanna young on July 17, 2014 at 1:39 pm
 


Article Headline: All Grossed Out


Comment:
John; the start of this article draws old memories from our early years as a young man and conversations around the job, when the talk on how to get things rolling economically the subject always reverted to, we need another war to get things going. (Young readers may have trouble grasping this manner of thinking)

War history had painted a picture of prosperity through the tragedies the war?s produced, companies revamped to get contracts from government that kept the war machines going, creating jobs for the people at the price of blood shed from humans on all sides, While a few families became more rich and powerful.

These families have expanded and a few others found their way to become the new world controllers, secretly controlling the economies, through tragedies including catastrophes they create, including wars even to this day due to greed. or as you clearly explained through natural disasters, where the dog eat dog syndrome takes hold, and devours the unfortunate as if they were medium rare prime rib.

Ordinary people followed the trend on a smaller scale due to prosperity and having food on the table, blinding them of the price paid by friends and family in loss life and limb. As we witnessed firsthand everyone would consistently, make comments like all we need to get the economy going is a war.

These people were not considering the cost because all they could remember was the prosperity created from the disaster of others, greed seems to be hard to recognize to the human mind, when we forget to count the cost or stop greedily thinking about self and put others first.

The only answer to these issues are for the 99 percent to clean up their act, and then revamp our system, revert back to the early Government like the constitution and other guidelines. Then somehow take the election system back and fix the issue of the powerful and money delegating who runs for office. Stop all corporate welfare and lobbying and corporate under the table collaborating with government officials.

The election system as is cannot serve the need we have of intelligent people making intelligent decisions, with the best for the people in mind, all honor has went by the wayside the few honor able officials, are no different from one good apple in a hundred pound bag of rotten apples.

Finally including enforced criminal, felon laws with penalties treating the offender as committing treason, for any government official conspiring with corporations to benefit the corporations unfairly, and or affecting the public in any arena including economically, environmentally, or the public?s wellbeing including quality of life.
Posted by frank kirkland on July 17, 2014 at 1:24 pm
 


Article Headline: All Grossed Out


Comment:
John; the start of this article draws old memories from our early years as a young man and conversations around the job, when the talk on how to get things rolling economically the subject always reverted to, we need another war to get things going. (Young readers may have trouble grasping this manner of thinking)
War history had painted a picture of prosperity through the tragedies the war?s produced, companies revamped to get contracts from government that kept the war machines going, creating jobs for the people at the price of blood shed from humans on all sides, While a few families became more rich and powerful.
These families have expanded and a few others found their way to become the new world controllers, secretly controlling the economies, through tragedies including catastrophes they create, including wars even to this day due to greed. or as you clearly explained through natural disasters, where the dog eat dog syndrome takes hold, and devours the unfortunate as if they were medium rare prime rib.
Ordinary people followed the trend on a smaller scale due to prosperity and having food on the table, blinding them of the price paid by friends and family in loss life and limb. As we witnessed firsthand everyone would consistently, make comments like all we need to get the economy going is a war.
These people were not considering the cost because all they could remember was the prosperity created from the disaster of others, greed seems to be hard to recognize to the human mind, when we forget to count the cost or stop greedily thinking about self and put others first.
The only answer to these issues are for the 99 percent to clean up their act, and then revamp our system, revert back to the early Government like the constitution and other guidelines. Then somehow take the election system back and fix the issue of the powerful and money delegating who runs for office. Stop all corporate welfare and lobbying and corporate under the table collaborating with government officials.
The election system as is cannot serve the need we have of intelligent people making intelligent decisions, with the best for the people in mind, all honor has went by the wayside the few honor able officials, are no different from one good apple in a hundred pound bag of rotten apples.
Finally including enforced criminal, felon laws with penalties treating the offender as committing treason, for any government official conspiring with corporations to benefit the corporations unfairly, and or affecting the public in any arena including economically, environmentally, or the public?s wellbeing including quality of life.
Posted by Frank Kirkland on July 17, 2014 at 1:19 pm
 


Article Headline: Phone Monitoring Software Seeks to Help Parents Prevent Cyber Bullying


Comment:
I feel grateful that an additional means is available to loving parents to protect their children from the unkind, even hateful acts of others.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on July 17, 2014 at 11:46 am
 


Article Headline: Phone Monitoring Software Seeks to Help Parents Prevent Cyber Bullying


Comment:
I feel grateful that an additional means is available to loving parents to protect their children from the unkind, even hateful acts of others.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on July 17, 2014 at 11:46 am
 


Article Headline: School Board to Vote on Approval of Giving Gagnon Back Pay


Comment:
Although acquitted of criminal charges, I believe that sufficient evidence of poor judgment and misconduct exists to prohibit back pay and continued employment for Mr. Gagnon. He should feel shame and act with contrition rather than brassiness for his role in the failure to protect vulnerable children.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on July 17, 2014 at 11:43 am
 


Article Headline: All Grossed Out


Comment:
Thank you for putting complex ideas within the realm of common reason. Unfortunately, the vultures are excellent manipulators of public action. A free public education and free press, unfettered by undue influence of the vultures and their political hacks is essential to this process. I appreciate this news forum.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on July 17, 2014 at 11:39 am
 


Article Headline: Candidate Profile: Manatee County Commission Dist. 2: Michael Gallen


Comment:
Because he displays a straight forward approach to governance and has resisted the efforts of the formidable clique that seems to believe that governance is there to reward self and friends, I strongly support re-election of this commissioner. We would not know how his opponents might behave in office and voters should be selective about voting. I disagree with the idea of "throw the bums out." This attitude may have undesirable consequences. Instead, I urge the electorate to educate themselves on candidates actual positions AND the identity of campaign donors!!!
Posted by Nancy R Dean on July 17, 2014 at 11:32 am
 


Article Headline: Florida Legislature Says Judge's Ruling Stays


Comment:
Judge should set up an academic committee of geographers and mappers who are given orders to redistrict the state according to the terms set out in the constitutional amendment that was overwhelmingly approved by the people of Florida. Suggestion for rules: Do not allow municipalities to be separated into different districts if the population of the municipality is less than that of the district. If the population of the municipality is greater than that of the district, the whole district or districts would be entirely contained within the municipality and the total undivided excess shall go into a separate district. Make sense?
Posted by Richard C. Thomas on July 17, 2014 at 11:28 am
 


Article Headline: Goodwill Opens Flagship Store Thursday


Comment:
Goodwill is one of the better charities. I donate and shop there, noticing the training of workers to function effectively in private retail settings. For example, employees now greet customers, as they enter the store. Congratulations!
Posted by Nancy R Dean on July 17, 2014 at 11:23 am
 


Article Headline: School District Ramps Up Technology


Comment:
I commend Superintendent Mills for finding ways to advance educational technology while still dealing with the financial fiasco he inherited from a possibly criminal predecessor and a those derelict school board members, who supported this man.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on July 17, 2014 at 11:19 am
 


Article Headline: Candidate Profile: Manatee County Commission Dist. 2: Michael Gallen


Comment:
Commissioner Michael Gallon has certainly proved his worth during
his first term in office. He has placed the voting public, and all Manatee County residents first in his voting record decisions. His honesty and trusting leadership demands that we reelect Commissioner Gallon.
Posted by Paul Valenz on July 17, 2014 at 11:17 am
 


Article Headline: Candidate Profile: Manatee County Commission Dist. 2: Michael Gallen


Comment:
Commissioner Michael Gallon has certainly proved his worth during
his first term in office. He has placed the voting public, and all Manatee County residents first in his voting record decisions. His honesty and trusting leadership demands that we reelect Commissioner Gallon.
Posted by Paul Valenz on July 17, 2014 at 11:17 am
 


Article Headline: Beach Nourishment or Fueling Looming Disaster?


Comment:
Moving sand around is a zero sum game, i.e. there is no net benefit other than moving public money into private consulting engineers' and dredgers' bank accounts. A much better approach would be to set up an insurance pool paid into by all owners of real property lying seaward of the Florida coastal construction control line. This would be insurance on the land, not the improvements. When the owners decide to abandon their property due to shoreline movement, they may submit a claim which will be covered by the fund in return for quitclaiming all right and title to their land over to the people of Florida. The fund would cover costs of demolition and restoration to predevelopment conditions. You want to own the beach? You pay for that temporary privilege. And when nature sells you short, you leave. Simple.
Posted by Richard C. Thomas on July 17, 2014 at 11:10 am
 


Article Headline: Beach Nourishment or Fueling Looming Disaster?


Comment:
Allowing dense and inappropriate development on these shifting islands was the initial action leading to disaster. Trying to protect it from Nature is a folly. Better to spend the money on educating our children.
Posted by Charles Ivarch on July 17, 2014 at 7:28 am
 


Article Headline: Goodwill Opens Flagship Store Thursday


Comment:
Congatulations on the new store and intagrated concepts. I do not donate. I use consignment stores such as the Sarasota Womens Exchange. Consider taking consignments. Tagging and coding should be no problem at checkout accounting. I believe you will get better product quality and some untapped upscale buyers who might also purchase donated items. It is also possible that some consignment payments due to the Consignees would be donated to Goodwill.
Robert F. Lucas
rlucas1937@aol.com
941-758-9461
Posted by Robert F. Lucas on July 16, 2014 at 3:16 pm
 


Article Headline: Goodwill Opens Flagship Store Thursday


Comment:
Congatulations on the new store and intagrated concepts. I do not donate. I use consignment stores such as the Sarasota Womens Exchange. Consider taking consignments. Tagging and coding should be no problem at checkout accounting. I believe you will get better product quality and some untapped upscale buyers who might also purchase donated items. It is also possible that some consignment payments due to the Consignees would be donated to Goodwill.
Robert F. Lucas
rlucas1937@aol.com
941-758-9461
Posted by Robert F. Lucas on July 16, 2014 at 3:16 pm
 


Article Headline: Beach Nourishment or Fueling Looming Disaster?


Comment:
Bravo, John..Finally this beach re-nourishment sacred cow is being gorged by the truth.
What are poor real estate developers going to do w/o this corporate welfare? Keep up the good work, John
Posted by joe kane on July 16, 2014 at 6:38 am
 


Article Headline: School Sex Scandals Far from Vindicated


Comment:
Wow! Dennis all I can say is well put. The only ones that are being hurt from this situation is our children, I can name many of of cases where many were concvicted and were actually innocent; hey! they just got it wrong. I knew what I saw and a 5 year old could of recognized naughty behavior 101!
Posted by Xtavia Bailey on July 14, 2014 at 12:00 am
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: Small Towns, Big Businesses


Comment:
Thanks for the history. I look forward each week to your articles.
Posted by Lea Etchells on July 13, 2014 at 5:01 pm
 


Article Headline: Public Gets East County I-75 Diverging Diamond Intersection Preview


Comment:
Nothing new here. No "mis-Management" here by not solving infrastructure problems before constructing a mega-mall. The "lack of planning" IS the PLAN. The traffic crisis is, of course, could be passed off the taxpayers ....otherwise they will suffer in clogged traffic. While I sympathize with the surrounding residents I have a solution (for me), I don't have to go to that mall. Simple.
Posted by suzanna young on July 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm
 


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Obituaries

Name Date
Homer Cablish July 24, 2014
Barbara Anderson July 23, 2014
Mary Taylor July 17, 2014
Rick Ramhofer July 21, 2014
Leslie Lovestead July 21, 2014
James McCobb July 22, 2014
Edith Norbury July 20, 2014
Richard McLaren July 17, 2014
Jean Burroughs July 18, 2014
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