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Article Headline: BP to Pay $3.25 Billion to Florida in Settlement for Gulf Oil Disaster


Comment:
I agree with Senator Nelson. Unless fines are VERY large, they become a minor cost to doing business as usual.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on July 6, 2015 at 12:55 pm
 


Article Headline: Spotlight on Education: Southeast High School’s TV Production Team Wins SkillsUSA National Championship Award


Comment:
Congratulations for a job well-done!!
Posted by Nancy R Dean on July 6, 2015 at 12:43 pm
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: Have Florida Panthers Outgrown Their Realm?


Comment:
For me, this FWC proposal reflects the anti-environment mind-set of our Florida's elected officials rather than the wishes of the majority of our state's citizens. What a dreary place our state will be once all habitat for wildlife is developed for human habitation.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on July 6, 2015 at 12:41 pm
 


Article Headline: Guest Op/Ed: America Urgently Needs a Balanced Budget


Comment:
David Cohen: If you feel you need not give back because you never took, then absolutely you have no moral need to give back. Just insist that those who have taken...even if it was not an overt action their part...not selfishly insist that they should not give back anything.

If, however, you happen to be one of the fortunately recipients who increased their wealth over the last decade -- while all below you on the wealth/income scale stagnated or fell -- then you are dishonest by insisting that you owe nothing.

I owe, and I am willing to give back some of my very modest receipts that have come at the expense of so many others in the middle and below.

Are you honest enough to likewise give back a little of what you have received -- or are you willing to tell everyone that you have received nothing?

Tell us...more importantly -- Tell yourself (honestly).
Posted by Randy E Edwards, Ph.D.. on July 5, 2015 at 10:43 pm
 


Article Headline: Bondi Adds Florida to Lawsuit Against Federal Wetland Protections


Comment:
If Southwest Florida Water Management District is any example of what is allowed and what is acceptable then maybe it is well past time for the Federal Government to step up to the plate and say enough is enough abuse of Florida Wetlands and Coastal areas that need protection. Those flood prone areas should be protected and that they should not be built on but to act as a buffer against storms and storm surges, like the few remaining wild places in Sarasota Bay and along the Manatee River estuary. If the SWFWMD is to short sighted to see what they do then it may be time for that laser surgery we are always hearing about.
Posted by skip speer on July 5, 2015 at 4:36 pm
 


Article Headline: TBT Editorial: Florida Needs Non-Partisan Redistricting Commission


Comment:
Gerrymandering denies the voters a fair and honest way to participate in Democracy and the democratic process. We are not Citizens of Rome nor are we members of the Roman Senate therefore may we be touched and abused without fear of death or even imprisonment, and it seems our ?Rights? granted to us by the Constitution may be trampled and ground into the dust by the boots of Corplutocracy. School districts and Community Centers have traditionally been the guidepost for traditional voting centers and boundaries, even fire stations could be used to determine voting districts, because they are broadly based on population centers and neighborhood residents, regardless of party or political affiliation. So why not use what has been accepted in the past and eliminate this contentious gerrymandering that serves just one party and flies in the face of Democracy, and the Democratic process. If I had the Power or if I were the front man for those that seek Power and we could obtain a political office and we knew we did not have to serve the people effectively to get reelected by creating gerrymandering voting districts that is exactly what we have done here in Florida. That way we can concentrate on stealing everything we can get our hands on or by being paid to look the other way by those that do steal everything. Voting is a moral responsibility and gerrymandering is immoral.
Posted by skipf speer on July 5, 2015 at 4:18 pm
 


Article Headline: Guest Op/Ed: America Urgently Needs a Balanced Budget


Comment:
randy, after reading your comments above, I've decided i'm not going to give back. because, you see, I never took!
Posted by david cohen on July 5, 2015 at 12:53 pm
 


Article Headline: Interaction and Understanding are Crucial for Racial Accord


Comment:
Dennis, here on vacation your Sunday column is still a great way to start our day. Poignant and well-written. As always,this is truly something to think about. Lucy and Jim
Posted by Lucy Lapides on July 5, 2015 at 9:56 am
 


Article Headline: Misty Copeland Becomes First African-American Principal Dancer American Ballet Theatre


Comment:
Congratulations! Continued success on stage and off. Thank you for being a role model for little girls everywhere by standing in your truth and not letting anything or anyone impede your dreams. I hope your mother and the Bradley's have moved past their differences and come together in celebration of the great success they have played a role in. Continued success as you do your art of ballet proud.
Posted by Trutelia McIntyre on July 5, 2015 at 2:29 am
 


Article Headline: Guest Op/Ed: America Urgently Needs a Balanced Budget


Comment:
Simple solutions for simple people -- or for those who want to manipulate people for their partisan political, and self-interested agenda.

Government deficit is a complex -- not simple -- issue, as deficit is for all of us. I would ask Vern Buchanan where he would financially be todah if he never borrowed, never ran a personal deficit. The answer is NOWHERE! He would not have his tens or hundreds of $millions.

How many of us would be living in our own homes if we had to wait until we bought it when we incurred no deficit, by having the total purchase price in the bank -- almost none of us. Such it is for Government investment in things like infrastucture, taking care or those who are in need, or even national defense. Where would most small business persons be if they did not rationally borrow for the future of their business. Where would a tradesman be if he could not borrow to purchase the tools of his trade?

The US Government is no different from us in our personal budget. It has to reasonably and rationally make decisions that involve borrowing for the future (deficit spending). It should be based on rational, and non-political-partisan decisions. Credible economists understand and agree.

Vern what we elected you for and pay your pittance (relative to your huge wealth that was obtained by making profitable decisions that were unbalanced in your personal budget)was to make those decisions. We elect Representatives and Senators, and Presidents to make those kind of decisions for the benefit of all Americans, not just for your partisan dogma (balance the budget = starves the beast (Government).

What happens when there is a great national need...a real one like WWII, or a political but not real one like invasion of Iraq -- under a required balanced budget (by balanced budget requirement Vern is promoting)? Where do the dollars come from? The reality is that they would have to come from the largest portions of the budget -- Social Security, Medicare, and less-expensive social programs -- because they are the only large sectors of the budget that practically are large enough to be reduced enough to offset the budgetary need.

So, if you agree with Vern, you agree that we should balance the budget on the backs of the elderly, the poor, and the physically sick (as opposed to the politically-partisan motivated sick).'

Ask Vern if he is willing to propose a balanced budget that would require that we balance the Federal Budget first by increasing tax on the very wealthy (like Vern) to keep the budget balanced...because the budget in the past was what has allowed him to be so wealthy.

Then you will get a very different response from Vern. "Oh, no, we can't balance the budget that way"!

Ladies and gentlemen, do not let Vern and his partisan political demagogues take advantage of you by promoting what superficially seems like a good idea, but in reality is just a means to their self-interested ends.

Demand that Vern and all Federal elected officials do their jobs. Spend only what is in the best interest of all Americans (no political pork -- even if it comes to Sarasota/Manatee)...and if it is really necessary to spend more than present revenue...be willing to have those Americans who have benefited most -- through their wealth accumulation (like Vern) -- give back to all Americans by a small portion of their constantly increasing wealth and income (through reasonable, progressive, and morally/ethically based giving back...even if it requires some taxes -- to balance the budget in times of special needs (like when some US President unilaterally decides to invade some country half way across the World).

DO NOT LET VERN AND HIS KIND DECEIVE AND USE YOU...THINK ABOUT IT, AND DEMAND THAT HE AND OTHERS DO THEIR JOB AND MAKE THE KINDS OF HARD DECISIONS THAT ARE BEST FOR ALL AMERICANS.
Posted by Randy E Edwards, Ph.D. on July 4, 2015 at 7:13 pm
 


Article Headline: Bondi Adds Florida to Lawsuit Against Federal Wetland Protections


Comment:
Both Bondi and Putnam are part of Scott's plan to remove all
environmental protections here in Florida. I am neither an R
or a D but firmly believe our wetlands, mangroves and other
natural habitat and creatures should be protected.
Posted by Barbara A. Angelucci on July 3, 2015 at 3:38 pm
 


Article Headline: Letter to the Editor: Robinson Farms Decision Based on Semantics


Comment:
Well you get what you vote for and you get what you deserve when you elect the kind of "carpetbagger" puppets that currently sit on the Board of the Manatee County Board of Commissioners. The County had the chance to change the complexion of the MCBOCC during the last election but the People said no to Terri Wonder, who was a real instrument of Change and for the voters and not for unbridled development. Anyone who Builds in a Flood Plain should be saddled with the "future" cost of any disaster by having to carry "Insurance on the Property for 50 years", maybe they would not be so anxious to disturb the environment and destroy the coastline to rape the land. Anyone who does something they know is wrong should be held accountable for their actions and not defer that burden to the Tax Payers of the County, State, and Nation.
Posted by skip speer on July 3, 2015 at 8:56 am
 


Article Headline: Bayshore Alumni Remain in the Dark on Cancer Cases


Comment:
Has anyone contacted Senator John McKay about this? In the past he has been extremely critical and outspoken about the Manatee Schools administration building, employees etc., also the Federal agencies EPA,CDC AND HHS should be contacted along with the FBI to investigate. Once the "feds" get involved the truth starts appearing and people start becoming accountable.
Posted by on July 1, 2015 at 2:24 pm
 


Article Headline: Judge to Rule on Possible Injunction to New Abortion Waiting Law by Tuesday


Comment:
Gender inequality in this country is blatently obvious.
Posted by Nancy R Dean on June 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm
 


Article Headline: Contribution Shell Game Further Undermines Elections


Comment:
Once again Joe- my daughter does not, and has never, worked for Beruff.
Posted by Betsy Benac on June 28, 2015 at 5:59 pm
 


Article Headline: ALJ Issues Recommended Order Against Neal on Perico Island


Comment:
We should use Amendment I monies to purchase the 40 acre tract of which only 9.85 acres are not under water. Over the entire period of dispute over the granting of the subdivision by the City of Bradenton and the SWFTMD permit we have watched the relentless development on Perico Island with second floors of multi-story residences looming over the thinning stretch of mangroves that provides the only visual relief from the face-on, visual onslaught that is now Perico Island.

Neal won't give up because when you have the Governor on your side and developers on the SWFTMD Governing Board there is no reason to lose. But if he does lose the citizens need to come up with a proposal to purchase the property or negotiate with Neal for a conservation easement. We also need to investigate how submerged land can be privately owned. As the sea level rises, upland land platted decades ago becomes part of Sound waters that should be publically owned.
Posted by Larry Grossman on June 28, 2015 at 8:55 am
 


Article Headline: Less Drawbridge Action May Reduce Traffic Jams


Comment:
An additional fix may be a green arrow (turning right) onto east bound Fruitville Rd.from northbound US 41. The green arrow would remain illuminated until the south bound US 41 to east bound Fruitville Rd. traffic is signaled for turn. Currently, traffic has to come to a complete stop before turning. Every little fix helps.
Posted by Mark Edenfield on June 27, 2015 at 9:56 am
 


Article Headline: Less Drawbridge Action May Reduce Traffic Jams


Comment:
Put a $5.00 toll on these bridges with free access for transit buses and watch that 100 lbs of potatoes drop to 50 lbs. Not too many people but too many cars.
Posted by Gerry Alary on June 25, 2015 at 8:56 am
 


Article Headline: Less Drawbridge Action May Reduce Traffic Jams


Comment:
NO MATTER HOW HARD YOU TRY
Posted by roy on June 25, 2015 at 8:30 am
 


Article Headline: Less Drawbridge Action May Reduce Traffic Jams


Comment:
The Draw Bridge opening every 20 minutes has no effect on the delays or the long lines of traffic. When you come to a "Tee" intersection with a "Controlled Traffic Light" it is the bottleneck of traffic flows, not a raising and lowering of the bridge. Most of the time the traffic on the island side of the bridge has not had enough time to clear all the traffic before the bridge tender lifts the barrier rails and traffic flows once again. Traffic normally and usually catches up to the remaining traffic waiting at the control light well before the Traffic at the control light has a chance to clear the intersection. So changing the frequency of the bridge openings is a futile attempt to address the real issue. No More LAND. YOU CANNOT PUT 100 POUNDS OF POTATOES IN A 5 POUND SACK.
Posted by roy on June 25, 2015 at 8:27 am
 


Article Headline: Florida Supreme Court to Hear Arguments for Solar Energy Amendment


Comment:
This is insane! The Sun is not some kind of Monopoly a Corporation can corner the Market on. With all the Bible bumper and thumpers in this state you think someone would say "God said let there be light", not "let there be light controlled by large monopolistic Corporation". Where do these people come up with these scenarios. Simply insane money grabbing insane ideas.
Posted by roy on June 25, 2015 at 8:14 am
 


Article Headline: Port Manatee Inks Pact for Cargo Pad With Gulf Coast Bulk Equipment Inc.


Comment:
Your next issue will let us know the Port is getting a million dollar grant to build the pad,thank you tax payers-- no ad valorem taxes we get grants instead.
Posted by Tom OBrien on June 25, 2015 at 6:40 am
 


Article Headline: Sunday Favorites: The Feral Children of Terra Ceia Island


Comment:
I am a distant relative on the fogarty side as well and have loved reading these stories. Robert Fogarty is my great grandmothers grandfather, I believe. I wish that I knew where to find more information. It really is fascinating.
Posted by Sarah Simon on June 24, 2015 at 9:18 am
 


Article Headline: Paper Claims ASR Science is Incomplete and Incorrect


Comment:
We get to the part that states Army corps come on laugh out loud the army corps are our worst enemy we have been searching for years for a single project they have created that was not a catastrophe. these morons study the phosphate industry of Florida in foreign countries coming up with asinine conclusions.

all they need do is open their eyes and quit protecting industries like Mosaic, using up most of the water while polluting it all sooner or later.

this Idea is just as asinine as desalination the answer is mosaic treat and use salt water which is more abundant, if they can't use it how in the blank do they think humans can consume it.

we have been told numerous times that Mosaic will not be able to mine in Desoto county as it stands the salt water intrusion is in Desoto is the reason they will pump from Polk or Hardee to mine in Desoto County. Wake up America does anything God gave us have a value, or is worth protecting.

Is China going to supply our water after Mosaic destroys or supply's and pollutes the rest of digging fertilizer to ship to china.
Posted by Frank Kirkland on June 22, 2015 at 10:49 pm
 


Article Headline: Double-Take: Angler Lands Same Trophy Bass Twice Practicing Catch-And-Release


Comment:
This is probably a rare phenomenon as I suspect most catch and release die from infections of the wound.
Posted by Russell W. Owens on June 21, 2015 at 4:41 pm
 


Article Headline: FWC to Discuss Conservation, Rule Changes for Endangered Species in Sarasota This Week


Comment:
Oops! Are they only going to discuss the endangered species in Sarasota?
Posted by Russell W. Owens on June 21, 2015 at 4:35 pm
 


Article Headline: Manatee Public Libraries Publish First Edition of Online Lit and Art Journal


Comment:
Hope this takes off!
Posted by Charles Ivarch on June 21, 2015 at 11:43 am
 


Article Headline: Paper Claims ASR Science is Incomplete and Incorrect


Comment:
John, another truly great article enlightening citizens about
ASR (Aquifer Storage Wells). Water is becoming more precious in
Florida and many parts of the U.S. and the world. It is imperative that more research must be done A.S.A.P. Water in all
forms must be protected for future generations. How we so this,
is still the big question.
Posted by Paul P. Valenz on June 21, 2015 at 7:49 am
 


Article Headline: Paper Claims ASR Science is Incomplete and Incorrect


Comment:
This is truly a scam. Water is fungible and will flow where it wants. This is another abuse of the Peace River which has been severely impacted by phosphate strip mining and its unlawful diluted discharges from closed beneficiation plants and other associated functions.

Once again our Governor and Legislature are placing financial burdens on the citizens of this state. Time for a big change in Tallahassee.
Posted by Barbara A. Angelucci on June 20, 2015 at 11:05 am
 


Article Headline: Paper Claims ASR Science is Incomplete and Incorrect


Comment:
Rehill's ground-breaking reporting reminds me of the play "The Music Man" - a slick con job with potentially devastating environmental effect. Will these guys never cease to come up w/ "scientific solutions" that hurt the environment and only makes a few fat cats more wealthy? Their scheme comes right out of Berny Madoff's playbook.
Posted by joe kane on June 20, 2015 at 7:19 am
 


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Obituaries

Name Date
Rick Kinyon July 3, 2015
William Sanderson _
Albert Kight July 1, 2015
Thomas Presha June 28, 2015
Ralph Senzamici June 26, 2015
Diane Exten June 27, 2015
Jesse Rumberger June 25, 2015
Larry Hurst June 23, 2015
Robert Johnson June 22, 2015
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